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Oregon State Police involved in an Officer-Involved-Shooting- Marion County - 03/27/20

On Thursday, March 26, 2020, shortly before midnight, Oregon State Police (OSP) Troopers from the Salem Area Command were involved in an officer-involved-shooting on Interstate 5 (I-5) near milepost 248, on the southbound side. The involved troopers were uninjured and the suspect was pronounced deceased at the scene.  Per Marion County Deadly Force Protocols, the Salem Police Department (SPD) is leading the investigation in cooperation with the Marion County District Attorney’s Office. The involved troopers have been placed on paid administrative leave as is standard practice for these events.  All future media releases on this incident will be from the Salem Police Department.

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has closed that portion of I-5 at the request of investigators and established a detour. The highway is expected to remain closed until approximately 9:00AM, with a detour in place. Drivers are urged to use caution and expect delays when travelling south of Salem on I-5.

Oregon State Police Requesting Public's Assistance with Assault on Interstate 5 - Linn County - 03/23/20

On Monday, March 23, 2020 at approximately 7:50 A.M.,  Oregon State Police Troopers were dispatched to a fight in progress on the southbound shoulder of Interstate 5 near milepost 229.

Before OSP arrived an adult male left southbound on Interstate 5 in a white Ford pickup towing a utility trailer.  The remaining male was transported by ambulance to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis with serious injuries. 

OSP is asking anyone with information regarding the assault, events leading up to the assault, or the owner/operator of the white Ford pickup and utility trailer - possibly the vehicle in the attached picture - to contact OSP.

If you have information please contact Oregon State Police Northern Command Center 800-442-0776 or *OSP and refer to Trooper Keys - Albany Area Command.

 

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Fatal Crash Highway 138E near Glide -- Douglas County (Photo) - 03/22/20

On March 21, 2020 at about 3:24 p.m., Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers and emergency personnel responded to Highway 138E near milepost 28 for a vehicle versus motorcycle crash. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Honda motorcycle, operated by Joseph GAZAREK, age 28, from Roseburg, was westbound on Highway 138E at a high rate of speed.  A Toyota Corolla, operated by Schyler HAMILTON (F), age 21, from Roseburg, was eastbound and was in the process of turning into the Susan Creek Falls parking area.  The motorcycle impacted the right front of the Toyota Corolla and GAZAREK was ejected from the motorcycle. 

GAZAREK was pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency responders.  HAMILTON and her passengers Enrique GONZALES (M), age 19, from Myrtle Creek, and a juvenile male, from Roseburg, were transported to Mercy Medical Center with possible injuries. 

The westbound lanes of the highway were closed for over three hours.  Traffic was reduced to one lane for the duration of the investigation. 

Investigators are looking at speed of the motorcycle as a contributing factor in the crash.  GAZAREK was wearing a protective helmet at the time of the crash.  HAMILTON, GONZALES and the juvenile male were all wearing safety restraints.

OSP was assisted by ODOT, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Glide Fire Department. 

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Twitter: @ORStatePolice 
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Fatal Crash Highway 138E near Roseburg (Photo) - 03/21/20

On March 20, 2020 at about 6:00 p.m., Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers and emergency personnel responded to a reported two vehicle crash on Highway 138E near milepost 8. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that a BMW coupe, operated by Eddie GAYLOR, age 62, from Roseburg, was eastbound on Highway 138E.  The BMW lost control for unknown reasons and rear ended a Ford pickup operated by Allen GILBERT, age 73, from Roseburg.  The BMW spun out of control and crossed both on coming lanes before hitting the rock embankment on the westbound shoulder.  The Ford pickup rolled on impact and GILBERT was ejected from the vehicle. The pickup came to a stop in the westbound lanes of 138E.

GILBERT was pronounced deceased at the scene by first responders.  GAYLOR was transported with critical injuries to Mercy Medical Center and later transferred to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield. 

All lanes of the highway were closed for over three hours during the investigation. 

Investigators believe that neither GAYLOR nor GILBERT were wearing safety belts at the time of the crash. 

OSP was assisted by ODOT, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Roseburg Police Department and multiple local fire and EMS crews. 

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ### 
Twitter: @ORStatePolice 
Facebook: @ospsocial

 

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OSP Investigates crash involving La Grande Police Department (Photo) - 03/20/20

On Thursday March 19, 2020 at approximately 8:29 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle crash on State Route 82 at Milepost 1 commonly known as Island Avenue and Albany Avenue in La Grande, Oregon. 

Preliminary information revealed that a silver 2018 Dodge Durango Patrol Vehicle, operated by Senior Officer Duncan with LGPD, was traveling east on Hwy 82 (Island Avenue) near Albany Avenue in La Grande when a white 2020 Nissan Van, operated by James Allen Kruse (39) of Wheat Ridge, Colorado, made a left turn in front of the LGPD Dodge Durango causing a collision.  

Both vehicles were partially blocking the turn lane as well as the A lane in both directions.  Traffic control was in place westbound while eastbound traffic was rerouted during the investigation. 

Officer Duncan was transported by La Grande Fire and Rescue for minor injuries while Mr. Kruse refused medical treatment and was not injured in the collision. 

The investigation was completed by OSP and after two hours the highway was reopened and Mr. Kruse was cited for ORS 811.350, Dangerous Left Turn.

OSP was assisted by members of the La Grande Police Department, the Union County Sheriff's Office, the Oregon Department of Transportation and La Grande Fire and Rescue.  

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Fatal Crash on Interstate 84 - Baker County (Photo) - 03/19/20

On Thursday, March 19, 2020 at approximately 6:50 A.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Interstate 84 near milepost 342.

Preliminary investigation revealed that Pontiac Grand Am, occupied by Michael Maddox (55) of Weiser, Idaho, was parked on the eastbound shoulder of I-84 when an eastbound Ford Explorer, operated by Debra Archer (37) of Kelso, Washington, ran into the Pontiac.

Maddox, who was seated in the drivers seat, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Archer was transported by ground ambulance to the hospital for injuries.

Passenger in the Ford Explorer, Jimmy Padilla (48) of Las Cruces, NM, was transported by air ambulance with serious injuries.

OSP was assisted by Huntington Rural Fire Department and ODOT.

 

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Fatal Crash on Hwy 19 - Wheeler County (Photo) - 03/11/20

On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at approximately 6:34 A.M., Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Hwy 19  at milepost 91 near Spray, Oregon.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a white Dodge Caravan, operated by Jeanette Laite (66) of Spray, was traveling northbound on Hwy 19 when for unknown reasons the Caravan left the southbound shoulder and rolled multiple times. 

Laite sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.  

OSP was assisted by the Wheeler County Sheriff's Office, Spray Ambulance, and ODOT.  

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Oregon State Police Requesting Public's Assistance with sex abuse case in Douglas County (Photo) - 03/11/20

On March 1, 2020 an Oregon State Police Trooper conducted a traffic stop in the area of Glide in Douglas County. The Trooper contacted the driver, Brandyn Olinger (21) of Winston, and a 15 year old female passenger.  The Trooper contacted the mother of the 15 year old and determined she did not have permission to be with Olinger.  The mother came and picked up the 15 year old from the traffic stop.

Oregon State Police Detectives followed up and based on the information learned during the investigation a search warrant was granted for Olinger’s vehicle and residence. 

On March 10, 2020  the Oregon State Police, assisted by the Winston Police Department, served a search warrant at Olingers residence in Winston. 

Several electronic items were seized and Olinger was placed into custody for ORS 163.670 Using child in display of sexually explicit conduct, ORS 163.686 Encouraging child sexual abuse in the second degree, ORS 163.684 Encouraging child sexual abuse in the first degree, ORS 163.433 Online sexual corruption of a child in the first degree to include, and ORS 162.295 Tampering with physical evidence. 

Olinger was lodged at the Douglas County Jail.

The Oregon State Police believe Olinger may have more victims.  Olinger also goes by the name Brandyn Moxey.  If you have any information regarding Olinger please contact Detective Tina Nibblett with the Oregon State Police at (541) 440-3316.

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Fatal Crash on Hwy 47 - Washington County (Photo) - 03/05/20

On Thursday March 5, 2020 at approximately 6:20 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to  a single vehicle crash on Hwy 47 at milepost 75, near Manning.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a silver Acura Integra, driven by Andrew Schappert (35) of Vernonia, was traveling southbound on Hwy 47 when the vehicle left the roadway in a right curve and struck a utility pole.

Schappert sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Hwy 47 was closed for approximately five hours.

OSP was assisted by the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Banks Fire Department, ODOT, and PGE.

UPDATE - Oregon State Police Investigating Officer Involved Shooting near Umapine - Umatilla County - 03/05/20

Law Enforcement is providing updated information in regards to the use of force incident in Umapine, OR.

On Monday, February 24, 2020 at approximately 11:44 P.M., Umatilla County Dispatch received a 911 call in regards to shots being fired in Umapine at 84876 Woodrow Street. 

A Umatilla County Sheriff's Deputy and Milton- Freewater Police Department Officer responded to the residence and were confronted at the door by Stacy Albert Clark (45) who was armed. Clark's weapon was recovered at the scene. 

The responding officers fired their weapons during the confrontation striking Clark. 

Clark was transported to an area hospital and remains in the ICU.

Responding Officers:

Umatilla County Deputy Jason Post (33).  Post started as a Reserve Deputy with Umatilla County in 2010 and was hired full time in December of 2013.

Milton-Freewater Police Officer James Farr (31).  Farr became a Police Officer in 2013 and was hired by Milton-Freewater in April of 2015.

Both officers remain on paid administrative leave pursuant to Senate Bill 111 and their respective department policies.

The major crime team detectives assigned to the case have completed interviews and are continuing to work together in order to get a complete case to the Umatilla County District Attorney for review.

No further information is available for release at this time.

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On Monday, February 24, 2020 at approximately 11:44 P.M., Umatilla County Dispatch received a 911 call in regards to shots being fired in the Umapine area. 

A Umatilla County Sheriff's Deputy and Milton Freewater Police Department Officer responded to the area and were confronted by an armed individual outside the residence. Responding officers used force during the confrontation. 

The suspect was transported to the hospital for injuries sustained during the event.

In accordance with Senate Bill 111 the two involved officers have been placed on administrative leave pending the results of the investigation.

The investigation is being led by the Oregon State Police with the assistance of the Pendleton Police Department. The Umatilla County District Attorney's Office is overseeing the investigation and will release additional details as appropriate.

No further information is available for release at this time.

Fatal Crash on Hwy 20W - Deschutes County - 02/29/20

On Saturday, February 29, 2020 at approximately 5:18 A.M., Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle crash on Hwy 20W near mile post 98.

Preliminary investigation revealed that an International box truck, operated by Wallace Cook Jr. (37) of Portland, was eastbound on Hwy 20W when a pedestrian, Richard Vogt (70) of Sisters, crossed the highway in front of the truck and was struck. 

Cook called 911 and is cooperating with the investigation.

Vogt sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

OSP was assisted by Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Sisters Fire Department, and ODOT

Fatal Crash on Hwy 126E - Lane County - 02/28/20

On Thursday, February 27, 2020 at approximately 3:36 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to  a two vehicle crash on Hwy 126E near milepost 13.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Harley Davidson motorcycle, operated by Kurt Rauch (65) of Springfield, was traveling eastbound on Hwy 126E and lost control while attempting to stop for traffic in front of him. Rauch left his lane of travel, crossed into the westbound lane, and collided with a Ford F350 PU operated by David Doerr (50) from Bend.

Rauch sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Doerr was not injured in the crash.

Hwy 126E was closed for three hours following the crash.

OSP was assisted by ODOT, McKenzie Fire and Rescue, and Northwest Hazmat.