Drive-by investigation — Police say there were a large number of witnesses to a fatal drive-by shooting on a north Portland street, but they have shared little information with investigators. A reward of up to $1,000 is offered through Crime Stoppers for information that leads to an arrest in Monday’s shooting. Andrew Coggins was hit once, and the 24-year-old died at the scene on a curb. Residents reported hearing up to 10 shots. Police believe the shooting is gang-related.
Arrest after grease burns — A 29-year-old Portland woman is in jail, accused of pouring hot grease over her boyfriend while he was sleeping. Police Sgt. Pete Simpson says the 54-year-old boyfriend suffered serious burns to his face, chest and hands. He was taken to a local hospital with injuries that were serious but not life-threatening. Shiree Franklin was booked into the Multnomah County jail Friday on one count of first-degree domestic violence assault. Bail is set at $250,000. Police were called to the North Portland home at about 2:45 am. Friday. Simpson says detectives don’t yet know a motive. Franklin is set to be arraigned Monday.
Prison lockdown lifted — Oregon corrections officials lifted a lockdown at the Oregon State Penitentiary on Saturday. The facility was placed on lockdown Thursday after fighting among about 30 inmates erupted at the dining hall. No one was hurt so badly as to require treatment outside the prison. Officials say an investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the incident. The penitentiary is Oregon’s oldest prison and the only maximum security prison among 14 institutions. It houses about 2,000 people. Oregon prison officials have reported several instances of inmate fighting in 2014. A Corrections Department statement Saturday said regular visiting will resume today.
Doe shot — Oregon State Police on the Columbia Gorge are seeking the public’s help after the discovery of a slain doe deer in Wasco County. The doe was found by area residents in late June, and evidence shows the deer was shot from the roadway and left to waste. Trooper Brent Ocheskey is investigating the discovery and believes the doe also had a fawn in the area. OSP is asking for tips on their poachers hotline at 800-452-7888.
Kite-surfing death — The man killed in a kite-surfing accident on the Oregon Coast was a Portland-area firefighter. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue said Wylie Johnson Jr., 49, who went by Dale, was killed Thursday near Lincoln City when he suffered an unspecified accident. He was found by a friend, unresponsive, and later confirmed dead. Johnson was a firefighter in Jackson County before joining TVFR in 1995.