July 7, 2018
Early this morning, at approximately 05:24, a 911 call was placed to the Yamhill Communications Agency (YCOM) from a resident in Amity. The caller stated that that an unknown male was inside their home. The caller stated the suspect appeared to be high on drugs or intoxicated. After a few moments the caller stated the suspect had left the residence.
Deputies from the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office responded to the call. Within approximately 7 minutes a deputy informed YCOM that they would be out with a male matching the description of the suspect. The suspect was approximately three city blocks from the original caller. The location of the contact was on Rice Lane near Jellison Avenue.
Within a minute, Deputies radioed that shots had been fired and were asking for additional units. Initially officers from the McMinnville Police Department responded as cover. Officers and Deputies checked the suspect for signs of life and the need for medical care. Paramedics were called to the scene but there were no signs of life.
Based on protocol for any officer involved shooting the Yamhill County Major Crime Response Team (MCRT) was notified to investigate the shooting. Members include the Yamhill County District Attorney’s Office, Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office, McMinnville Police Department, Newberg-Dundee Police Department, Amity Police Department, and the Oregon State Police. Representatives from the Newberg-Dundee Police Department are leadingthe investigation, which is ongoing.
September 6, 2016
MCMINNVILLE MEDIC 5 STAFFED AT AMITY FIRE DISTRICT
News Release from McMinnville Fire Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: September 6th, 2016 2:08 PM
McMinnville Fire Department, through a partnership with the Amity Fire District, has staffed an additional Ambulance Medic Unit to be assigned to the Amity Fire Station, Monday through Friday from 0800 until 1700. The unit staff is made up of a Paramedic and an EMT Basic Firefighter provided through McMinnville Fire Department. "This partnership allows our two organizations to provide a higher level of care and deliver faster emergency response to our community" said Amity Chief Bruce Hubbard. McMinnville has always provided ambulance service to the Amity Fire District from their main station in downtown McMinnville, but with the increase in call volume there is a need for additional coverage and support to the entire ambulance service area. McMinnville Fire Chief Rich Leipfert stated that this ambulance will, in addition to covering Amity and southern Dayton Fire District, respond to calls in the McMinnville ambulance service area that in the pas t have been covered by other ambulance providers here in Yamhill County.
The goal in partnering our Fire Departments is to provide an opportunity for both organizations to start working closer together, and integrate its training, people, and service areas. Chief Leipfert stated "We rely on each other during all major fire incidents. We already support each other; this helps us even more to provide a quick and reliable emergency response to our communities."
Both the McMinnville City Council and the Amity Fire District Board of Directors approved this partnership.