Waldo Lake engine ban — The Oregon Senate has voted 18-11 to approve a ban on gas-powered engines on Waldo Lake. The Register-Guard reported that the ban passed Monday would affect float planes, which currently use the lake in the Central Oregon Cascades. The bill does provide an exemption for boats powered by electric motors if they stay under a 10 mph speed limit. SB 602A now heads to the House.
Church Burglary — Instead of a house of worship, Central Christian Church in southeast Portland was a crime scene this weekend. KPTV-TV reported a burglar stole about $6,000 in cash and equipment a few hours before services were to begin Sunday morning. The Rev. David Brink says he’s been a minister for nearly 40 years and never before had to cancel services for something like that. Detectives tallied the damage: door knobs busted, speakers and amplifiers pulled away, the church safe cracked open with a hammer, records with contact information for church members missing.
More tsunami debris? — More debris that may have come from the Japanese tsunami has been reported at Oceanside. The Oregonian quotes a resident who spotted the wooden debris, Judson Randall, as saying it may be the top of a Japanese temple gate. Park rangers hauled away the orange-painted piece of wood after it washed ashore Friday.
Cats rescued — Two cats were rescued after an employee at a pet store in Beaverton found the animals in a sealed plastic container inside a trash bin. KATU-TV reports the cats were examined by a veterinarian and taken to the Cat Adoption Team’s shelter in Sherwood. An official said one of the cats is a year-old brown tabby that may be pregnant, and the other is an orange tabby who is thought to be 2 to 3 years old.
Hit-and-run fatal — A Tigard man was arrested Sunday following a deadly hit-and-run crash south of Hillsboro. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says 28-year-old Bryan Onderdonk was arrested for felony hit-and-run, attempted burglary, burglary, criminal mischief, theft and criminal trespassing. Police say the arrest happened several hours after Onderdonk collided with another vehicle on Oregon 219 and fled. The driver of the second vehicle, 50-year-old Marcos Castillo of Vancouver, Wash., was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say Onderdonk was traveling northbound on Oregon 219 when Castillo turned onto southbound Oregon 219 and the vehicles collided. Investigators determined Onderdonk was not impaired at the time, but are still determining who is at fault in the crash. Authorities took Onderdonk into custody after he allegedly broke into a house. — From wire reports