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Update Names Released - Armed Robbery suspects attempt to elude, crash vehicle, and one person dies - Marion County (Photo) - 03/22/19

The operator of the vehicle that sustained fatal injuries is being identified as Amber Mosey (30) of St. Helens, OR

Passengers are identified as Carmen Lewis (31) of Eugene and Christopher Arrington (35) of Portland.

No further information is available for release at this time.

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On Thursday, March 21, 2019 at approximately 6:21 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers located a vehicle reported stolen from Eugene on Interstate 5 in the Albany area.  The vehicle and the occupants were also of interest in multiple armed robberies in the Eugene area. 

Troopers attempted a traffic stop and the vehicle attempted to elude.  The vehicle lost control on Hochspeier Road near the intersection of Hwy 164 (Jefferson Highway) milepost 1 just north of the City of Jefferson and rolled several times. 

One occupant of the vehicle sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.  Two other occupants were transported to Salem Hospital with serious injuries. 

A criminal investigation continues into the occupants of the vehicle for multiple armed robberies by the Eugene Police Department. 

The single vehicle crash is being investigated by Marion County Sheriff's Office with a crash reconstruction team made up of OSP, Marion County S.O. and Keizer Police Department. 

Media inquiries regarding the Eugene Police criminal investigation contact the Eugene PD PIO at 541-682-5124 or 541-682-5197. 

Media inquires regarding the crash investigation in Marion County contact the Marion County Sheriff's Office PIO at 503-584-6276.

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Armed Robbery at US Bank in Cloverdale--Update #2 Suspects Photos (Photo) - 03/22/19

***Update #2****

Photos have been added for Buswell and Maughan. The photos are courtesy of the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office and were taken March 21,2019 when they were lodged.

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*** Update #1****

The male suspect has been identified as Matthew G. Buswell, age 36, from the Keizer/Salem area. Buswell was lodged at the Tillamook County Jail on the following charges:

—Robbery 1(A-Felony)

—Felon In Possession of a Firearm (C-Felony)

—Unlawful Use of Firearm (C-Felony) 2 counts

—Theft I (C-Felony)

—Menacing (A-Misdemeanor) 3 counts 

—Tampering with Evidence (A-Misdemeanor)

The female suspect was identified as Cassandra Maughan, age 34, from Keizer. Maughan was lodged at the Tillamook County Jail on one count of Conspiracy to Commit Robbery (B-Felony).

Keizer Police Department also assisted the investigation.

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On March 21, 2019 at approximately 11:30 AM, Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office and Oregon State Police (Tillamook) responded to an armed robbery at the US Bank in Cloverdale.

When units arrived the suspects had fled the scene. The suspects were located after a short pursuit on a forest service road off Sandlake Road where they struck an Oregon State Police vehicle. Two suspects were taken into custody after a gun fire exchange. The suspects were transported to a local hospital for evaluation from the crash but there were no other injuries reported. Both male and female suspects were from the Salem/Keizer area.

We will not be releasing the names of the officers or the suspects at this time. Tillamook County Sheriff’s is the lead investigating agency and Oregon State Police will be releasing any additional news updates. Tillamook Police Department and FBI-Salem are also assisting in the case. No photos are available.

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Name Correction - Two vehicle fatal crash on Hwy 97 near Redmond - Deschutes County - 03/22/19

Michael Cucura IV (36) from Redmond

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On Thursday, March 21, 2019 at approximately 6:46 A.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle crash on Hwy 97 near milepost 125, just south of Redmond in Deschutes County.

Preliminary investigation determined that a silver Honda Pilot, operated by Sara Edwards (19) of Redmond, was traveling southbound on Hwy 97 when she attempted to avoid a vehicle that was entering Hwy 97 from the Desert Terrace Mobile Estates.  Edwards lost control of her vehicle and slid into the northbound lanes and collided with a Mack Concrete Pumping Truck, operated by Michael Cucura IV (36) from Redmond.

Edwards sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Cucura sustained minor injuries.

Oregon State Police is requesting anyone that witnessed the crash or has any information to please contact the Oregon State Police Dispatch Center at 1-800-442-0776 or *OSP.

OSP was assisted by the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, Redmond Police Department, Bend Police Department, Redmond Fire Department, Bend Fire Department, and ODOT.

Oregon State Police looking for any information regarding Josephine County woman missing since March 2017 - 03/22/19

Oregon State Police is looking for anyone with any information with regards to the March 2, 2017 disappearance of Kimberly Ann Mericle.

Oregon State Police has been investigating this disappearance and is again reaching out to the public for assistance.

Kimberly Mericle was last seen in the Williams, OR area on or about March 2, 2017.  Her vehicle a red Isuzu Rodeo has been located.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Ms. Mericle please contact Detective Cory Sweet at 541-618-7982 or the Oregon State Police Dispatch at 541-776-6111 and refer case number SP17-153979

Picture and Oregon State Police Missing Person Bulletin attached.

Attached Media Files: OSP_MissingPerson.Mericle.pdf
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UPDATE - Single Vehicle Fatal Crash on Hwy 99 - Jackson County (Photo) - 03/21/19

The driver is identified as Kevin Majoros (24) of Central Point.

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On Monday, March 18, 2019 at approximately 12:18 A.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Hwy 99 near milepost 10.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 1987 Toyota pickup truck failed to negotiate a curve, went off the road, and came to rest in Birdseye Creek. 

The male driver sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

OSP was assisted by Rogue River Fire District, Rogue River PD, Jackson County Sheriff's Office, and ODOT.

Update - Oregon State Police investigating shooting in Creswell Area - Lane County - 03/20/19

The individual shot in this incident is identified as Logan Linderman (23 ) of the Eugene / Springfield area.  The individual that was detained is identified as Kayln Simpson (29) of the Creswell area. 

Simpson is cooperating with the investigation. 

The investigation is continuing and additional details are not being disclosed at this time.

 

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On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at 7:32 AM, Lane County Sheriff’s Office received report of a gun shot victim at 82270 N. Pacific Highway, south of Creswell.  Arriving LCSO Deputies located two male subjects at the property. 

One subject was transported to River Bend Hospital with a non-life threatening injuries and the other male was detained. 

OSP and LCSO are investigating the incident and OSP is assuming the lead role of the investigation. 

There is no threat to community.

Investigation is ongoing and no further information is available for release at this time.

Fatal vehicle crash on Hwy 140 - Klamath County - 03/19/19

On Monday, March 19, 2019, at approximately 3:54 P.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle crash on Hwy 140 and the intersection of Bliss Rd.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a  Ford Ranger PU, operated by Chelsea Ridenour (29) of Malin, was traveling on Bliss Rd. and failed to stop at the stop sign at Hwy 140.  A Ford Explorer was traveling on Hwy 140, operated by Frederic Rouviere (59) of Bly, and a collision occurred.

Rouviere sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Ridenour and her juvenile male passenger were transported to the hospital with injuries.

Cynthia Schmidt (59) of Bly, passenger in the Explorer, was transported to the hospital with injuries.

Oregon State Police was assisted by the Klamath County Sheriff's Office, Klamath County Fire, and Air Link.

Investigation is continuing.

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Update: Fatal Vehicle crash at the intersection of Hwy 99W and Airlie Road- Polk County (Photo) - 03/18/19

Update: Corrected Date of March 16, 2019

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On March 16, 2019, OSP investigated a fatal crash involving 2 vehicles in the intersectoin of Hwy 99W and Airlie Road. 

A white 2017 Toyota Camry driven by Kayla Marie Carter, 30-years-old, was eastbound on Airlie Road approaching the stop sign at Hwy 99W, when for unknown reasons the driver did not stop at the stop sign.  A blue 2006 Subaru Legacy, driven by Jessica Renee Cornett, 21-years-old, was traveling northbound on Hwy 99W, when she struck the Camry. 

The 13-year-old passenger of the Camry was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The investigion is still on-going.

OSP was assisted by the Polk County Sheriff's Office, Polk County Fire, and Oregon Department of Transportation.

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Single Vehicle Fatal Crash Hwy 30 milepost 92- Clatsop County (Photo) - 03/18/19

On March 15, 2019, the Oregon State Police responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 30 near milepost 92 in Clatsop County.

A 2008 black Jeep Liberty, driven by Windy Olive Jenkins, 47-year-old, was traveling eastbound on Hwy 30, when she left the roadway for an unknown reason and continued down the embankment into a tree.  The driver sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash. 

The investigation is ongoing.

OSP was assisted by John Day Rural Fire Department, Clatsop County Sheriff’s Office, Astoria Police Department, Medix Ambulance, and Oregon Department of Transportation.

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UPDATE #2 -Death Investigation - Interstate 5 near exit 123 - Douglas County - 03/18/19

The victim in this case has been identified as Edward Lanier (53) of Myrtle Creek, Oregon.

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Oregon State Police is requesting that anyone who may have seen an altercation between the victim vehicle, a beige 1992 Honda Accord, the suspect vehicle, a late model silver four door sedan (possibly a Ford) with no license plates, and possibly a third vehicle with no description. 

The three vehicles were observed traveling westbound on Harvard Ave. just east of I-5 and then turning onto the southbound onramp to I-5 from Harvard Ave.

Oregon State Police is asking anyone that may have observed this altercation with the three vehicles or with any information regarding this incident to contact Oregon State Police at *OSP.

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On Sunday, March 17, 2019 at approximately 12:00 P.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to the report of a shooting that had occurred on Interstate 5 southbound near milepost 124.  

Witnesses reported a subject in a late model silver four door sedan, possibly a Ford, with no license plates shot a male subject in another vehicle while traveling southbound at that location.

The victim was transported to Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg for treatment of a gunshot wound. He was pronounced deceased at the hospital. 

The suspect vehicle continued on Interstate 5 southbound from milepost 123.

A witness described the driver of the silver car as a male in his 30's wearing a red baseball cap. 

Oregon State Police is asking anyone who sees a vehicle and subject matching that description to call 911 and do not attempt to contact as we consider the suspect armed and dangerous.

Anyone that may have witnessed the shooting or anyone with any information regarding the shooting is asked to call the Oregon State Police at - *OSP - and refer to case # SP19095157.

Investigation is continuing and no further information is available for release at this time.

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Douglas County Sheriff's Office locates vehicle that had crashed on Hwy 38 - Douglas County (Photo) - 03/09/19

On Friday, March 8, 2019 at approximately 7:00 P.M. the Douglas County Sheriff's Office took a report of an overdue motorist.  The husband and wife, identified as Frank Braudt (76) from Canyonville and Marcia Braudt (75) from Canyonville, had left the Reedsport area, shortly afternoon 12:00 noon,  and were enroute to the Canyonville area.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office began actively searching for the couple to include the use of Douglas County Search and Rescue. 

On Saturday, March 9, 2019 at approximately 12:20 A.M. members of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office located the vehicle on Hwy 38 near  milepost 31. The vehicle had traveled over an embankment and was out of view of passing motorists.

Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Elkton Fire Department, and North Douglas Ambulance extricated the couple and provided medical aid.  Despite lifesaving efforts Marcia Braudt was critically injured and was pronounced deceased. Frank Braudt was transported to a hospital with serious injuries.

Oregon State Police is investigating the crash. 

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One person dies in two vehicle crash - Linn County (Photo) - 03/08/19

On Thursday, March 7, 2019, at approximately 5:45 A.M.  Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle serious injury crash on Hwy 34 near milepost 6.

Preliminary investigation shows that a silver Hyundai Elantra, operated by Todd Allison (48) of Albany, was east bound on Hwy 34 when the vehicle lost control on icy roads.  The Hyundai slid across the west bound lanes and collided with a black VW Jetta, operated by Chelsea Tharp (31) of Lebanon, who had driven to the shoulder in an attempt to avoid the Hyundai. 

Allison was transported by air to OHSU where he died from his injuries on Friday, March 8, 2019.

Tharp was not transported for injuries.

OSP was assisted by the Linn County Sheriff's Office, local Fire Departments, and the Oregon Department of Transportation.     

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Passenger dies in two vehicle crash on Hwy 211 - Clackamas County (Photo) - 03/02/19

On Friday, March 1, 2019 at approximately 4:30 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle crash on Hwy 211 near milepost 16.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2012 Subaru Legacy, operated by Maurice Deets (75) of Colton, was traveling northbound on Hwy 211 when for unknown reasons the Subaru crossed over the center line and into the southbound lane and struck a 1998 Dodge 2500, operated by Beverly Parker (48) of Woodburn.

The front passenger of the Subaru, identified as Matthew Deets (49) of Colton, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene. 

Maurice Deets was air lifted to a trauma hospital in Portland for critical injuries.

Parker sustained minor injuries and declined transport to a hospital.

Hwy 211 was closed for approximately five and a half hours.

OSP was assisted by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Molalla Police Department, Molalla Fire Department, AMR, Life Flight, and ODOT.  

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Single vehicle fatal crash on Hwy 211 - Clackamas County (Photo) - 02/27/19

On Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at approximately 3:53 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Hwy 211 near milepost 19.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2017 Toyota Tacoma, operated by Jacob Slinkard (28) of Colton, was traveling northbound on Hwy 211 when for unknown reasons the Tacoma went off of the road and struck a tree.

Slinkard sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

Hwy 211 was closed for approximately four hours following the crash. OSP was assisted by the Molalla Police Department, Molalla Fire Department, Colton Fire Department, and ODOT.

     

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Single vehicle fatal crash on Interstate 84 - Malheur County (Photo) - 02/24/19

On Saturday, February 23, 2019 at approximately 6:25 P.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Interstate 84 near mile post 371.

Preliminary investigation reveals that a 1999 Plymouth Van, operated by Domingo Hernandez (29) of Caldwell, ID. was westbound when the vehicle went into the median, across the eastbound lanes, and down an embankment.

Hernandez sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

OSP was assisted by Ontario Fire and Rescue, Treasure Valley Paramedics, and ODOT.

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Suspects in custody after attempted carjackings, attempt to elude, shots fired, attempted aggravated murder, and assault - Douglas and Josephine Counties (Photo) - 02/24/19

On Saturday February 23, 2019 at approximately 5:30 P.M. Law Enforcement personnel were called to the Red Robin Restaurant in Roseburg, OR on the report of an attempted carjacking. The suspect or suspects were not able to steal the vehicle and fled in his original vehicle.

Roseburg Police Department was able to take one suspect into custody from this initial criminal act, who was left behind.  He has been identified as Jose Lopez-Jovel (31) from El Salvador. He has been lodged at the Douglas County Jail on warrants of fugitive from another state (Utah).

Law Enforcement located the suspect vehicle and the vehicle attempted to elude southbound on Interstate 5. During the pursuit, the suspect shot a firearm several times and struck a Commercial Motor Vehicle, a passenger car (striking the occupied child seat inside) and an Oregon State Police patrol car disabling it.

The pursuit continued south into Josephine County were law enforcement lost sight of the suspect. The suspect attempted to carjack another vehicle near a residence on Pickett Creek Rd. in Josephine County. The male and female couple were arriving home when the suspect attempted to car jack them. The suspect shot the male and assaulted the female, but was unable to steal their car. The male victim was critically injured and his identity and status will be released at a later date.

Law Enforcement again located the suspect vehicle and the driver again attempted to elude. The vehicle became disabled and the suspect was taken into custody. 

Suspect has been identified as Matthew Anthony Fanelli (30) of New Mexico. He has been lodged in the Josephine County Jail on multiple charges.

OSP and partner Oregon law enforcement agencies soon discovered these two suspects were associated with a multi-state crime spree of violent criminal activity.  The related criminal conduct appears to involve one or more persons of interest, so Oregon law enforcement is working with out-of-state and federal partners. 

As a matter of precaution, citizens along the route of the vehicle chase and associated crime scenes should be vigilant of their surrounding area, hitchhikers, and securing of their property.  Additionally, motorists traveling Interstate 5 during the vehicle pursuit, are requested to check their vehicles for evidence of firearm damage.

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released as it becomes available. Other than the carjacking victims in the Grants Pass Area, no additional injuries are reported.

Numerous agencies are involved to include Roseburg Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Grants Pass Department of Public Safety and Josephine County Sheriff’s Office.  The Federal Bureau of Investigations is also assisting.

Anyone with any more information is asked to call the Oregon State Police Dispatch at 1-800-442-2068 and leave a request for contact from detectives working the case.  Photos of the referenced car seat and associated vehicle are attached.

 

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Name Correction - Fatal vehicle crash on Interstate 5 in Salem - Marion County (Photo) - 02/23/19

Jacob Bowlsby (20) of Gresham - not Joshua.  

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On Saturday, February 23, 2019 at approximately 5:00 A.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to the report of a crash on Interstate 5 near milepost 257.

Preliminary investigation indicates that a 2003 Kia Rio, operated by Jacob Bowlsby (20) of Gresham, lost control and came to a stop in the middle of the freeway.  A 1997 Honda Civic, operated by Oscar Aguilar Esparza (20) of Salem, was southbound and collided with the Kia Rio.

Bowlsby was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Aguilar Esparza was treated for injuries sustained in the crash and was then arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants.

Investigation is continuing.

Oregon State Police was assisted by the Marion County Sheriff's Office, Salem Fire Department, and ODOT.

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One person dies in crash on Hwy 6 - Washington County (Photo) - 02/23/19

On Saturday,  February 23, 2019 at approximately 7:13 A.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Hwy 6 near milepost 42.

Preliminary investigation indicates that a black 2012 Kia Soul was eastbound on Hwy 6 when for unknown reasons it drifted off the roadway and struck a large tree. 

The vehicle was occupied by 5 teenagers.

Four were transported to Portland area hospitals. 

One passenger sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Hwy 6 was closed for 4 hours following the crash.

OSP was assisted by Washington County Sheriffs Office, Banks Fire Department, and Forest Grove Fire Department.

Names of the involved are not being released at this time.

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Department of Human Services employee dies in crash on Hwy 11 - Umatilla County - 02/23/19

On Friday, February 22, 2019 at approximately 7:02 P.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to the report of a motor vehicle collision on Hwy 11 near milepost 20 approximately 1 mile northwest of Weston, OR.

Investigation revealed that a 2007 Dodge pickup operated by, John Mattila (24) of Weston, OR, was involved in a nearly head on collision with a 2012 Ford Fusion operated by, Adelaida Solis Torres (52) of Milton Freewater, OR. 

Mattila fled the scene before emergency personnel could respond.  Mattila was later located and subsequently arrested on the listed warrants - Fail to Appear X 2, Escape 2, and Theft 1.   New charges include - Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, Fail to Perform Duties of a Driver (fatality), Escape 3, Resisting Arrest, and Manslaughter.

Solis Torres sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.  At the time of the crash Solis Torres was working for the Department of Human Services and operating a state owned vehicle. Any questions regarding her employment should be directed to Department of Human Services.

"Our sister in public service was taken from us last night, by a selfish and preventable act of impaired driving," said Oregon State Police Superintendent Travis Hampton. "Our hearts go out to her family and colleagues at the Department of Human Services.

Oregon State Police was assisted by the Umatilla County Sheriff's Office, Umatilla County District Attorneys Office, East Umatilla County Fire and Ambulance, and Oregon Department of Transportation.