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Citizen's Driving Complaint Leads to Arrest of Medford Man in Stolen Vehicle in Wilsonville Area (Photo) - 08/28/14
Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Wilsonville Police Department, arrested a 29-year old male Thursday after the suspect fled a stolen vehicle on foot and was found several minutes later by Wilsonville police.

On August 28, 2014 at approximately 12:37 p.m., OSP troopers were notified of a recklessly driven GMC Envoy sport utility vehicle northbound on Interstate 5 near Salem. The license plate information indicated the vehicle was stolen out of Medford.

At 12:47 p.m., OSP troopers found the vehicle abandoned on the left northbound shoulder in Wilsonville. A description of the suspect who fled the vehicle on foot led Wilsonville Police Department to find a person matching that description about 8 minutes later.

Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of LOGAN MITCHELL HANSEN, age 29, from Medford, for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, ID Theft, Theft in the Third Degree, and Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree.

Photograph - Oregon State Police
(Note: Photograph of Hansen available at this time)

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Update #2: Name Released - Serious Injury Collision Involving Train and Pickup west of Westfir in Lane County (Photo) - 08/28/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Wednesday morning's serious injury collision involving a train and pickup west of Westfir in Lane County. The critically injured person's name is released in this update following confirmation family were notified.

On August 27, 2014 at approximately 10:45 a.m., a Union Pacific Railroad train was traveling westbound when its operator saw a pickup stopped on the tracks between downed crossing gate arms at the US Forest Service Road 5821 crossing about two miles west of Westfir. The train's operator couldn't come to a stop and struck the pickup which came to rest off the side of the tracks.

The pickup's 52-year old driver, ROLAND MARTY from Westfir, was seriously injured and entrapped in the pickup. Fire personnel from Oakridge Fire & EMS extricated MARTY and then he was taken by ground ambulance to Oakridge Airport. He was then taken by LifeFlight to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend.

Initial investigation found no malfunction with the crossing gate arms and that the vehicle was intentionally stopped on the railroad tracks prior to the train approaching.

Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable. If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, professionals are on call to handle mental health emergencies 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

OSP was assisted by US Forest Service law enforcement, Oakridge Fire & EMS, and Union Pacific Railroad representatives.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Update #4: Vehicle Associated With Klamath County SO Deputy Shooting Found; Photo of Deputy Weber Released (Photo) - 08/28/14
The following is an update from the Klamath County District Attorney's Office:


The Major Crime team has located the 1989 Jeep Cherokee, Oregon license ZFQ 270, associated with the shooting of Klamath County Sheriff Deputy Jason Weber, between North Klamath and Rocky Point.

The victim in the shooting is Deputy Jason Weber, age 40.

The public is encouraged to relay any information they may have regarding this investigation to the Klamath Falls Police Department tip line at (541) 883-5334.

The Klamath County Major Crime Team is comprised of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office, Klamath Falls Police Department, Oregon State Police, Klamath County Community Corrections, and Klamath County District Attorney's Office.

Questions regarding this investigation should be directed to Klamath County District Attorney Rob Patridge.

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Update #3: Additional Arrest in Connection to Shooting of Klamath County Sheriff's Office Deputy; Deputy's Name Released (Photo) - 08/28/14
The following is an update from the Klamath County District Attorney's Office. Questions should be referred to District Attorney Rob Patridge.

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On Thursday, August 28, 2014, the Klamath County Major Crime arrested William Jack Parkerson, age 30, on charges of Attempted Aggravated Murder with a Firearm and Assault in the First Degree with a Firearm. The Crime Team has also arrested Karey Leigh Pascoe, age 33, in connection with the shooting and charged her with conspiracy to commit Attempted Aggravated Murder with a Firearm, Aggravated Murder, and Assault in the First Degree with a Firearm.

Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah said, "We appreciate the efforts of all of the law enforcement who have assisted us in the apprehension of these suspects. We are fortunate to have such a strong brotherhood under the badge. Now that the suspects are in custody I want to announce that Deputy Jason Weber, a dedicated Deputy Sheriff for seven years was the Deputy who is the victim of this brutal shooting. Deputy Weber is with his family at Oregon Health Sciences University currently undergoing surgery under the care of seven physicians and is in serious but stable condition. The family knows that the thoughts and prayers of the community go out to them at this difficult time. It is the request of Deputy Weber's family that all contact related to Deputy Weber's condition be directed to the Klamath County Sheriff's Office."

The Major Crime team is still attempting to locate a vehicle associated with the shooting, a 1989 Jeep Cherokee Oregon Vehicle Plate Number ZFQ 270. A picture of a similar looking vehicle is provided with this news release.

Any further information the public has about this this investigation should be routed to the Klamath Falls Police Department tip line at 541-883-5334.

The Klamath County Major Crime Team is comprised of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office, Klamath Falls Police Department, Oregon State Police, Klamath County Community Corrections, and Klamath County District Attorney's Office.

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Update: Driver Cited in Connection to August 12th Serious Injury Bicycle-Involved Crash on Highway 126 east of Powell Butte - 08/28/14
A Powell Butte man was cited by Oregon State Police (OSP) following an investigation into an August 12, 2014 serious injury bicycle-involved traffic crash that occurred along Highway 126 east of Powell Butte in Crook County.

On August 27, 2014, OSP cited NORMAN CHADWICK, age 44, from Powell Butte, for Unsafe Passing of a Person Operating a Bicycle. ORS 811.065 (Unsafe Passing of a Person Operating a Bicycle) states "The driver of a motor vehicle may only pass a person operating a bicycle by driving to the left of the bicycle at a safe distance and returning to the lane of travel once the motor vehicle is safely clear of the overtaken bicycle. For the purposes of this paragraph, a 'safe distance' means a distance that is sufficient to prevent contact with the person operating the bicycle if the person were to fall into the driver's lane of traffic."

On August 12, at approximately 4:44 p.m., FREDERICK BOUWMAN, age 53, from Ontario, Canada, was riding a KOGA Miyata bicycle westbound along the paved shoulder of Highway 126 near milepost 9 when he was struck from behind by the right front quarter panel and side mirror of a westbound 2003 GMC Sierra pickup driven by CHADWICK.

BOUWMAN was ejected from his bicycle and seriously injured. He was transported by air ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend where he was being treated for serious non-life threatening injuries. He was wearing a helmet.

Previously released information:
http://www.oregon.gov/osp/NEWSRL/Pages/news/08_13_2014_seriousinj_bike_hwy126_mp9.aspx.

With Labor Day holiday approaching, OSP urges all drivers to be alert for bicyclists and other vulnerable highway users. When approaching from behind, make sure there is adequate room to safely pass on the left of the bicyclist(s).

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Update #2: Suspect Arrested in Relation to Shooting of Klamath County Deputy: Vehicle Still Not Found (Photo) - 08/28/14
The following is an updated news release from Klamath County District Attorney Rob Patridge:

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Klamath County District Attorney Rob Patridge announced this morning that the Klamath County Major Crime has arrested William Jack Parkerson on charges of Attempted Aggravated Murder with a Firearm and Assault in the First Degree with a Firearm.

The Major Crime team is still attempting to locate a vehicle associated with the shooting: 1989 Jeep Cherokee Oregon Vehicle Plate Number ZFQ 270.

Any information or tips regarding this investigation should be routed to the Klamath Falls Police Department tip line at 541-883-5334.

The Klamath County Major Crime Team is comprised of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office, Klamath Falls Police Department, Oregon State Police, Klamath County Community Corrections, and Klamath County District Attorney's Office.

** Previously released information **

On Wednesday, August 27, 2014, a Klamath County Sherriff's Office Deputy while conducting a traffic stop on Bisbee Street in Klamath Falls was shot in the face and side. The Deputy has been transported to Oregon Health Sciences University hospital that specializes in head trauma. The Deputy remains stable at this time. All media inquires related to the Deputy's condition should be referred to the Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah.

The Klamath County Major Crime Team has been activated and the investigation is ongoing. The suspect is still at large and considered armed and dangerous. The public is warned not to approach the person of interest or the vehicle and to please call 911.

The Major Crime team is seeking a person of interest identified as William Jack Parkerson, age 30. Parkerson is a white male approximately 5' 11" and weighs approximately 180 pounds. He is bald and has a chest tattoo that reads "Norte" and an abdomen tattoo that reads "Under no Law/United Nortenos Locos." Photograph of Parkerson is provided with this release.

The Major Crime team is also attempting to locate a vehicle associated with the shooting: 1989 Jeep Cherokee Oregon Vehicle Plate Number ZFQ 270. A photograph of similar looking vehicles provided with this release.

Any information or tips regarding this investigation should be routed to the Klamath Falls Police Department tip line at 541-883-5334.

Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah said, "Everyday the dedicated men and women of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office go out to protect our community. Today is a sad day, a dedicated Sheriff's Deputy was shot in the face and side during a vehicle stop. Fortunately, he is stable at this time and has been transported to Oregon Health Sciences University. The family of the injured Deputy and the employees of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office want to thank all the members of the Major Crime Team and all public safety agencies in Klamath County. The Deputy is supported by the brotherhood of the law enforcement community that have come to assist in locating the suspect. I'd like to thank the Jackson, Modoc, and Siskiyou County Sheriff's Offices, California Highway Patrol, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, Federal Marshall Service, and Air Medical Services (Emergency Airlift)."

The Klamath County Major Crime Team is comprised of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office, Klamath Falls Police Department, Oregon State Police, Klamath County Community Corrections, and Klamath County District Attorney's Office.

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Acting Public Information Officer Contact Information for THURSDAY, AUGUST 28 - 08/27/14
On THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Lieutenant Steve Mitchell will be acting Public Information Officer for Oregon State Police. During this period, Lieutenant Mitchell may be contacted at:

Office: (541) 888-2677
Email: Steve.J.Mitchell@state.or.us (receives also on his cell phone)

Please note that Lieutenant Mitchell has other assigned duties and his response may be slightly delayed. We appreciate the media's patience during this period.

Lieutenant Hastings will resume PIO duties after 5:00 p.m.

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Traffic Safety Reminders to Kickoff Football Game Day Travel - 08/27/14
The 2014 football season kicks off this weekend for both University of Oregon (UO) and Oregon State University (OSU), so the Oregon State Police (OSP) and Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) urge football fans and other game day travelers to start planning now for the upcoming season.

According to ODOT, an estimated 30,000 additional vehicles converge on Interstate 5 and roads leading to Eugene and Corvallis when home games occur on the same day for UO and OSU, as is the case for their first games this Saturday, August 30. Even though kickoffs are scheduled at different times, traffic heading south to Eugene may encounter departure traffic from Corvallis with possible heavy congestion between Albany and Eugene. The extra traffic will also join Labor Day holiday weekend travelers, affecting travel time and increasing the potential for highway incidents and crashes.

According to Corvallis Police Department, approximately 80 percent of traffic leaving the Corvallis area after a home football game does so by traveling east or west on Philomath Boulevard, and it typically takes 2 - 3 hours to facilitate traffic flow after games. Game day changes for the Corvallis area will again include:

* Signal timing adjustment on Highway 34 to allow more traffic to pass through intersections.
* After an OSU game, motorists at the South Bypass will be restricted from turning west into town but will enjoy a dedicated right turn lane to travel east onto Highway 34.
* Motorists on the Van Buren Bridge traveling east on Highway 34 will not have to stop at the intersection.

In Eugene/Springfield area:

* Construction at the I-5/Randy Pape Beltline interchange has resulted in a significant change to the southbound Exits 195 A and B. Motorists should carefully read the signs preceding the exit.
* The Pioneer Parkway exit ramp from eastbound Highway 126 (Officer Chris Kilcullen Memorial Highway) will be closed for approximately 90 minutes after an Oregon game. Motorists traveling eastbound on Highway 126 are encouraged to take the Mohawk Boulevard exit and use Q Street to access north Springfield area.
* After Labor Day, highway construction work on Interstate 5 south of Cottage Grove will reduce traffic to a single lane in each direction for ten weeks. During that period, motorists should plan extra travel time and anticipate congestion and delays during peak travel times, including game days.

OSP, ODOT, and local law enforcement partners offer these simple safety tips and reminders:

* Start putting together your traveling game plan now before the season starts
* On game day: leave early, be patient and alert so you can react to sudden stops in traffic, quick lane changes by other vehicles, and leave plenty of distance between you and others on the road
* Keep current on road and travel conditions by visiting TripCheck.com, calling 5-1-1, and listening for radio traffic-related news and updates
* Drivers: avoid distractions and leave talking or texting on mobile devices in the hands of your passengers
* Buckle up every trip, every time
* Have a sober, rested driver behind the wheel of your vehicle before and after the game

State, county and city police along with ODOT encourage reporting any possible intoxicated or dangerous drivers by calling 9-1-1 or OSP dispatch at 800-24DRUNK (800-243-7865).

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Correction: Klamath County Deputy Shot, Injured; Search for Suspect and Vehicle Ongoing in Klamath Falls Area - 08/27/14
Correction: Should have read "On Wednesday, August 27"

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The following is a news release prepared by Klamath County District Attorney Rob Patridge:

On Wednesday, August 27, 2014, a Klamath County Sherriff's Office Deputy while conducting a traffic stop on Bisbee Street in Klamath Falls was shot in the face and side. The deputy has been transported to Sky Lakes Medical Center and at this time is stable.

The Klamath County Major Crime has been activated and the investigation is on going.

The suspect is still at large and considered armed and dangerous. The public is warned not to approach the vehicle and to please call 911.

The vehicle containing the suspect is believed to be driving a black 1989 Jeep Cherokee Oregon license plate ZFQ 270.

Any information or tips regarding this investigation should be routed to the Klamath Falls Police Department tip line at 541-883-5334.

The Klamath County Major Crime Team is comprised of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office, Klamath Falls Police Department, Oregon State Police, Klamath County Community Corrections, and Klamath County District Attorney's Office.

No other information for release at this time. Updates will be provided when approved for release.

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Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 101 McCullough Bridge in North Bend (Photo) - 08/27/14
Three people were injured Tuesday afternoon during a multi-vehicle traffic crash that closed the Highway 101 McCullough Bridge in North Bend for over two hours.

On August 26, 2014 at approximately 1:51 p.m., two passenger vehicles, a utility truck, and a commercial truck pulling a semi-trailer were stopped in a line of northbound traffic at a stop signal on the north end of McCullough Bridge. A 2006 Kenworth truck pulling a loaded log trailer operated by RICHARD C. WILSON, age 57, from Bandon, approached from behind and failed stop in time, crashing into the rear of the semi-trailer leading to a chain-reaction crash.

WILSON was trapped inside as the logs shifted forwarded into the back of the truck. He was extricated by North Bay Rural Fire Protection District personnel and transported by Bay Cities Ambulance to Bay Area Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A driver of one of the passenger vehicles received minor injury but declined medical transport. The driver of the other passenger vehicle was transported to Bay Area Hospital with minor injuries.

All vehicle occupants were using safety restraints.

The logs were transferred to another log truck before both commercial trucks and trailers were towed from the scene.

OSP troopers from the Coos Bay Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Senior Trooper Fred Dunlap is the lead investigator.

OSP was also assisted at the scene by Coos County Sheriff's Office, North Bend Police Department, and ODOT. Travel lanes in both directions were closed over 2 hours. Southbound traffic was re-routed.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Clackamas Man Arrested Following Injury Hit & Run Collision With Bicyclist - SE 82nd Avenue near King Road (Photo) - 08/26/14
A 49-year old Clackamas man was arrested Tuesday afternoon by Oregon State Police (OSP) and Clackamas County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) following a minor injury hit & run crash involving a bicyclist on SE 82nd Avenue just south of King Road.

On August 26, 2014 at approximately 3:00 p.m., ROBERT B. HYER, age 30, was riding a bicycle in the bike lane southbound along SE 82nd Avenue. As the bicyclist began riding in front of the entry to a gas station on the west side of SE 82nd Avenue, a Ford pickup driven by LEODAN JUAREZ BELTON, age 49, from Clackamas, turned into the gas station and struck the bicyclist, knocking him to the ground.

JUAREZ BELTON checked on the injured bicyclist, went into the gas station store and purchased ice, and then fled the scene in the pickup upon hearing sirens of emergency responders coming to the scene. A Clackamas Fire District #1 firefighter provided the suspect's vehicle license plate information to a responding OSP trooper.

The injured bicyclist was transported by ambulance to Kaiser Sunnyside Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

OSP and CCSO responded to the registered owner's home in the area of SE 157th and SE Sunnyside Road. Officers confirmed who was driving the vehicle but it wasn't at the house. Officers started driving in the area looking for the pickup when an OSP sergeant found it abandoned in a parking lot at SE 147th Avenue and SE Sunnyside Road.

A approximately 4:15 p.m., a CCSO deputy spotted the suspect walking to his home and detained him. An OSP trooper investigating the incident subsequently arrested JUAREZ BELTON for Felony Hit & Run. He was lodged in the Clackamas County Jail.

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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 82 near Enterprise in Wallowa County (Photo) - 08/26/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Tuesday morning's single vehicle fatal traffic crash on Highway 82 south of Enterprise that resulted in the death of an adult female from Enterprise.

According to Sergeant Kyle Hove, on August 26, 2014, between the hours of 12 midnight and 3:27 a.m., a 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by KAREN MARIE ROOT, age 50, from Enterprise, was northbound on Highway 82 near milepost 68 when, for unknown reasons, it traveled off the roadway in a section where it is curved with narrow shoulders and rolled before coming to rest. ROOT was ejected and found near where the vehicle came to rest.

OSP troopers from Enterprise and La Grande offices are continuing the investigation. ROOT was not wearing safety restraints.

OSP was assisted by Wallowa County Sheriff Office's, ODOT, Enterprise Fire Department, and Wallowa County Ambulance. Traffic was detoured around the scene onto a nearby secondary road during the duration of the investigation.

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Update #2: Suspect Arrested in Attack, Stabbing of Commercial Truck Driver - Interstate 84 west of Ontario (Photo) - 08/26/14
Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of the Malheur County District Attorney's Office, are continuing the investigation into the stabbing of a commercial truck driver Monday afternoon along Interstate 84 about fifteen miles west of Ontario. The suspect is in custody and was positively identified Tuesday morning. The truck driver, who was stabbed multiple times, is being treated at a Boise-area hospital.

On August 25, 2014 at approximately 12:09 p.m. (PST), OSP received a report of a stabbing along Interstate 84 eastbound near milepost 358. A commercial truck pulling two tanker trailers containing milk driven by CHARLES D. VANZANTE, age 63, from Jerome, Idaho, was traveling eastbound on Interstate 84 when, unprovoked, a Buick Lacrosse displaying Washington license plates driven by an adult male began ramming the truck's diesel tanks.

VANZANTE pulled the truck and trailers to the side of the road and stopped. The Buick's driver stopped the car against the side of the truck, got out and entered the truck where he stabbed VANZANTE multiple times.

The suspect fled up a hill south of the scene and then returned back to the truck where he briefly engaged in a second struggle with VANZANTE. He then was surrounded by several citizens outside the truck and convinced to stay as OSP troopers began arriving at the scene and took the suspect into custody at gunpoint.

An OSP lieutenant and trooper initiated emergency medical care on VANZANTE until relieved by medical responders. VANZANTE was transported by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. His injuries were determined to be non-life threatening. He was stabbed multiple times in the chest and stomach area. The knife was recovered.

The suspect was lodged in the Malheur County Jail. Fingerprints positively identified him as DUSTIN LEROY ROTTER, age 28, with a last known address in Modesto, California. ROTTER was lodged on charges of Attempted Murder, Assault in the First Degree, Reckless Driving, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree. Additional charges may be pending. The vehicle was confirmed stolen out of Pasco, Washington, in a reported carjacking on August 24.

OSP Criminal Investigations Division detectives are continuing the investigation.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Malheur County Sheriff's Office, Baker County Sheriff's Office, ODOT, Treasure Valley paramedics and Huntington ambulance.

Questions regarding an arraignment should be directed to the Malheur County District Attorney's Office.

Photographs:
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Rotter photo - Malheur County Sheriff's Office

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3 Juveniles Seriously Injured in Single Vehicle Crash - Highway 26 southeast of Madras in Jefferson County (Photo) - 08/25/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into an early Monday morning single vehicle traffic crash along Highway 26 about eight miles southeast of Madras. The crash resulted in serious injuries to three juveniles and the death of a dog.

On August 25, 2014 at approximately 3:29 a.m., a 2001 Toyota Camry driven by ROSEBUD WHIPPLE, age 16, from Warm Springs, was traveling westbound on Highway 26 near milepost 8 when it left the roadway and rolled several times. The vehicle came to rest off the highway on its top.

The driver and both passengers were seriously injured. The driver and passenger ANNALISE WHIPPLE, age 13, from Warm Springs, were transported by ground ambulance to St. Charles Hospital in Madras before both being transferred to OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland.

A second passenger, RHIENNA WOLFE, age 16, from Warm Springs, was transported by air ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend.

A dog was found deceased inside the vehicle.

OSP collision reconstructionists, with the assistance of a Bend Police Department reconstructionist, are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash. Safety restraint use is not confirmed at this time.

OSP troopers from the Bend and Madras offices were assisted by Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Jefferson County EMS, Jefferson County Fire District #1, and ODOT.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Five Facing Charges Following Unlawful Killing of Mule Deer Southwest of Pendleton (Photo) - 08/25/14
Five people are facing wildlife-related charges following an investigation that led to the discovery of the head of a freshly killed mule deer in a vehicle about 9 miles southwest of Pendleton near the Umatilla River.

On August 24, 2014 at approximately 6:07 p.m., an OSP Fish & Wildlife trooper came across Jeep Cherokee with the driver's door ajar parked at the intersection of Speare Canyon Road and Mud Springs Road. The trooper noted an empty gun case and ammunition inside the vehicle. About 2.5 hours later, another Jeep Cherokee arrived at the intersection with five occupants inside. The trooper observed the occupants were in possession of the head of a freshly killed mature buck mule deer.

Subsequent investigation led the trooper to seize the deer head and a rifle, and cite the following 5 individuals:

VANCE TYLER WRIGHT, age 23, from Canyon City (identified as shooter)
* Unlawful Take / Possession of Game Mammal Closed Season
* Unlawful Take / Possession of Buck Deer
* Waste of Game Mammal

KENNAN CARL ADEN WRIGHT, age 21, from Pendleton
* Unlawful Take / Possession of Buck Deer

BRANDON MICHAEL McCONNELL, age 20, from Pendleton
* Unlawful Take / Possession of Buck Deer

FOREST HUNTER JOHNSON, age 19, from Pendleton
* Unlawful Take / Possession of Buck Deer

WHITNEY ANN ANDERSON, age 19, from Pendleton
* Unlawful Take / Possession of Buck Deer

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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OSP Trooper's Badge Stolen During Burglary in Government Camp (Photo) - 08/25/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is asking for the public's help to identify the suspect and recover a stolen police badge and ASP expandable baton taken from a trooper's apartment in Government Camp.

August 17 - 20, an unknown person entered an apartment at the Government Camp ODOT compound located along Highway 26 near Timberline Road. The burglary suspect stole a silver OSP badge (#631) and an ASP expandable baton, black in color.

At OSP's request, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office took a burglary report.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect and/or stolen police property is asked to contact Oregon State Police at (503) 731-3030 or Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.

A photograph of an OSP badge provided with this release.

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Grants Pass Man Arrested Following Disturbance at Hemp Expo south of Grants Pass (Photo) - 08/25/14
A 27-year old Grants Pass man was arrested by Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers early Sunday morning following a disturbance at the Jefferson State Hemp Expo in Josephine County. The man, who was naked and combative, was sedated by medical personnel before transport to a Grants Pass hospital for a medical examination prior to being lodged in jail.

On August 24, 2014 at approximately 12:30 a.m., OSP troopers received a report of an aggressive naked male damaging vehicles and starting fights at a hemp expo located at 14390 Highway 238. When two OSP troopers responded to the scene at 12:40 a.m. they were led to a parking lot in a grass field where four men were restraining a naked, agitated male on the ground. A witness pointed out a vehicle in the parking lot where the suspect, later identified as TIMOTHY A. SEAUX, age 27, heavily damaged the vehicle while two frightened women sat inside.

After taking SEAUX into custody, he became combative and kneed and kicked one of the troopers several times. Following a struggle, the troopers got SEAUX into the back of the patrol car where he continued to kick violently.

Medical personnel had been called to the scene and they concluded that SEAUX should be sedated so he could be transported by AMR ambulance to Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass. Two troopers followed the ambulance to the hospital where they positively identified him while he was being treated by hospital staff.

Later in the morning when the hospital was ready to release him, OSP took him into custody and lodged SEAUX in the Josephine County Jail on the following charges:

* Criminal Mischief in the First Degree
* Menacing
* Assaulting a Public Safety Officer
* Resisting Arrest

Photograph - Josephine County Sheriff's Office

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Two Motorcyclists Seriously Injured Following Reported Crashes With Wildlife on Highways - 08/25/14
Two serious injury motorcycle crashes this weekend reportedly involving wildlife on the highway are reminders for all vehicle operators to be on alert while traveling.

On August 24, 2014 at approximately 12:24 p.m., a motorcycle operated by TIMOTHY DOBSON, age 53, from Prineville, was southbound on Highway 97 near milepost 226 when a deer entered onto the road. DOBSON tried to swerve and avoid the deer but struck it on the centerline of the highway. The motorcycle fell on its side and slid off the highway where it overturned at least once. DOBSON was seriously injured and transported by air ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend for treatment.

Later that same date at approximately 8:22 p.m., an OSP trooper was dispatched to Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg regarding a seriously injured motorcyclist being treated at the hospital. The motorcyclist, MICAH B. RUSSELL, age 28, from Medford, said he was traveling along Highway 42 when he struck a fawn deer and crashed. Subsequent investigation confirmed alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash and RUSSELL was cited and released at the hospital for DUII-Alcohol and Driving While Suspended.

This reminder comes as we approach November, a month which both nationally and locally has the highest number of reported wildlife-related collisions. OSP, ODOT and Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife urge operators to be aware of the possible dangers associated with animals on or near our highways. Extra vigilance is required. The following information may help reduce animal/vehicle incidents:

* The annual deer rut season typically lasts from late October to mid-to-late November, increasing deer activity and increasing the potential for deer to cross roads.
* During the next few months there will be fewer daylight hours and visibility will be challenged by darkness and winter weather conditions.
* Be attentive at all times, especially sunset to sunrise for any potential hazard on or near the highway.
* When driving in areas that have special signs indicating the possible presence of animals/wildlife, please use extra caution because these signs are posted for a reason.
&Two serious injury motorcycle crashes this weekend reportedly involving wildlife on the highway are reminders for all vehicle operators to be on alert while traveling.

No photographs available for this release.

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Update: Fatal Traffic Crash - Deer Creek Road east of Selma in Josephine County - 08/25/14
Update: Initial investigation indicates the victim, LEX ALAN JOHNSON, was the driver of the vehicle.

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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into an early Sunday morning single vehicle fatal traffic crash near Selma that resulted in the death of a 26-year old Cave Junction man.

On August 24, 2014 at approximately 3:00 a.m., a 1999 Ford F250 four-door pickup with five occupants was traveling westbound in the 6000 block of Deer Creek Road. As the pickup negotiated a sharp left curve, its driver lost control and traveled off the highway where it rolled coming to rest on its top.

One of the occupants, LEX ALAN JOHNSON, age 26, from Cave Junction, was found underneath the pickup and pronounced deceased at the scene. He was not using safety restraints. The vehicle is registered to his family and the lead investigator says information to this point has identified him as the driver.

Another person, LUCAS HARRIS, age 21, was riding in the pickup's bed and ejected. He was picked up by a private party and taken to Three Rivers Community Hospital in Grants Pass with non-life threatening injuries. Three other occupants in the pickup were reportedly not injured. Their names are not available for this release.

OSP troopers from the Grants Pass work site are continuing the investigation. Trooper Cory Sweet is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Illinois Valley Fire District.

No photographs available for release.

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End Summer the Right Way: Drive Safely to Save Lives this Labor Day Holiday Weekend (Photo) - 08/25/14
Oregon State Police (OSP), Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), and law enforcement agencies in Oregon are continuing a nationwide effort to prevent traffic crashes by targeting impaired drivers during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend. The nationwide "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign aims to keep those driving, riding or walking on or along our roadways safe.

Again this Labor Day holiday weekend - the second deadliest major holiday period for highway travelers in Oregon - OSP will put all available sworn personnel assigned to field operations on the road Friday, August 29, to supplement local highway safety efforts. OSP Field Operations Major Travis Hampton said troopers will target crash-causing violations, many of which have a nexus to fatal and serious injury collisions.

Last year during the 2013 Labor Holiday 78-hour reporting period, two people died in traffic crashes on Oregon roads and OSP troopers made 54 DUII arrests. This year's reporting period starts 6:00 p.m., Friday, August 29, and concludes Monday, 11:59 p.m., September 1.

To put it in perspective, Hampton pointed out that throughout the year, someone is killed on a road in the United States in an alcohol-impaired-driving crash every 51 minutes.

"Over the Labor Day weekend, that statistic jumps to one death nationally every 34 minutes," said Hampton. "We hope the message to drive safe, alert, rested, and sober, backed by increased enforcement efforts, will be remembered and all drivers will drive safely to save lives."

Since August 15, Oregon troopers, deputies and city police officers have been targeting aggressive, dangerous, distracted, impaired and other drivers affecting safety on our roads. This "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign concludes at the end of the holiday period.

In addition to the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign, participating Oregon law enforcement agencies will be in the midst of another "Click It or Ticket" campaign (August 25 - September 7) to keep people buckled up and children in the right size and type child safety seat. OSP and other law enforcement agencies use overtime grant funds to increase enforcement efforts targeting impaired drivers and unbuckled adults and children, and to get drivers to obey speed laws on Interstate and secondary state highways.

According to ODOT's Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), a brief look at Labor Day holiday traffic crash statistics in Oregon since 1970 indicates:

* Fatalities average seven each year in Oregon over this holiday weekend.
* Since record-keeping began, more than 280 people have died during this holiday period, making it the second deadliest major holiday of the year.
* Alcohol is a contributing factor in over half of the traffic fatal crashes.
* The highest number of traffic fatalities occurred in 1978 when 17 people died.
* Oregon has never experienced a fatal-free Labor Day holiday weekend. Single fatality reporting periods occurred in 1999, 2001, 2002, and 2010.

Drunk driving takes a particularly heavy toll during nighttime and among young drivers, and age group that is often most at risk. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), among 18- to 34-year old drivers killed in motor vehicle crashes during the 2012 Labor Day weekend, almost half (45%) were alcohol-impaired. More than three-fourths of all drunken driving-related fatal crashes during the holiday weekend happened between 6:00 p.m. and 5:59 a.m. each day.

The Oregon State Police, Oregon State Sheriff's Association, Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police, and Oregon Department of Transportation offer the following safety reminders for holiday travel:

* Be watchful for emergency vehicles and workers. MOVE OVER if you are approaching any type of emergency vehicle, tow truck or roadside assistance vehicle which is stopped on the roadside with emergency lights activated.
* Get rested before you are tested. Fatigued drivers are more frequent during holiday weekends because of increased travel and activity. Allow plenty of time to reach your destination.
* Stay up to date on road conditions by visiting TripCheck.com or calling 5-1-1. Outside Oregon, dial (503) 588-2941. In work zones, even when workers are not present, all speed limits still apply and fines double. Inactive work zones still have equipment, detours, and incomplete changes in the roadway so drivers need to slow down and be alert.
* Share the road. Watch for bicyclists and pedestrians, especially at night. Bicyclists and pedestrians need to make sure motorists can see them, and motorists needs to make sure they are seen.
* Watch out for motorcyclists, especially if the weather is nice.
* Buckle up every trip, every time. Be sure to use child safety seats correctly.
* Avoid distractions; don't use a mobile device while driving.
* Drive sober or let someone who is sober drive.

Everyone is urged to play an important part in keeping our highways and city streets safe by immediately reporting aggressive, dangerous, and intoxicated drivers to the Oregon State Police at 1-800-24DRUNK (1-800-243-7865) or call 9-1-1.

For help with child seats or additional "best practice" information, refer to the seat manufacturer's instructions, vehicle owner's manual or call ACTS Oregon Child Safety Seat Resource Center at (503) 643-5620 in Portland or (877) 793-2608.

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Update #2: Names Released - Fatal Bicycle-Involved Crash - Interstate 84 westbound west of Hood River (Photo) - 08/24/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Sunday morning's fatal bicycle-involved crash that resulted in the death of a 52-year old Mosier resident along westbound Interstate 84 at the Viento State Park interchange west of Hood River. The names of the victim and driver are released in this update. The completed investigation will be forwarded to the Hood River County District Attorney's Office for review and consideration of enforcement action.

On August 24, 2014 at approximately 6:20 a.m., ELLEN DITTEBRANDT, age 52, from Mosier, was riding a bicycle westbound along Interstate 84 approaching the off ramp near milepost 56 to Viento State Park. A 2014 Ford pickup driven by JOHN C. ALLMAN, age 55, from NW Portland, was also westbound when it traveled onto the shoulder and struck the bicycle from behind, ejecting DITTEBRANDT to where she came to rest in the left westbound lane. The pickup came to rest in the westbound traffic lanes.

DITTEBRANDT, who was wearing a helmet, was pronounced deceased at the scene. She was a Mosier firefighter/EMT and a local artist, and in 2010 selected as Mosier's firefighter of the year.

ALLMAN was not injured and is cooperating with the investigation.

OSP troopers from The Dalles Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Senior Trooper Mike Holloran is the lead investigator. Driver fatigue has been identified as a contributing factor. Daylight conditions existed at the time of the crash and traffic was light.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Hood River County Sheriff's Office, Cascade Locks Fire Department, and ODOT. The westbound lanes were closed about 90 minutes before one lane was open while investigators continued working at the scene.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates each year drowsy driving results in 1,550 deaths and 71,000 injuries, with 55% of these crashes involving drivers 25 years old and younger. Drowsiness causes: slow reaction times, impaired judgment and vision, decline in attention, decreased alertness, increased moodiness and aggressive behavior, problems with processing information and short term memory.

OSP & ODOT urges drivers to remain alert for all highway users, including vulnerable users such as bicyclists and pedestrians, and to watch for early warning signs of fatigue. ODOT has posted on their website safety information related to drowsy driving including signs of fatigue and tips of what to do if you are getting drowsy while driving at:
http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/Pages/news/Drowsy_Driving.aspx

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Highway 35 crash injures three people - Photos (Photo) - 08/22/14
According to Lieutenant Patrick Shortt, on August 21, 2014 three people were injured in a two vehicle crash that occurred approximately 8 miles south of Hood River at the intersection of Highway 35 and Booth Hill Road. According to Lieutenant Shortt, a black 1989 Chevrolet pick-up driven by WESLEY BAKER, age 36, from Parkdale, Oregon was southbound on Highway 35. A red Toyota Corolla with three occupants operated by SHARYE STRUIKSMA, age 33, of Lynden, Washington had been traveling eastbound on Booth Hill Road. As the black Chevrolet pick-up reached the intersection of Booth Hill Road, the red Toyota Corolla entered the highway in front of the pick-up. The two vehicles collided. The collision forced the red Toyota Corolla off of roadway with it coming to rest on the east side of Highway 35. The black Chevrolet pick-up came to a rest in the southbound lane of Highway 35.

STRUIKSMA, was transported to Emmanuel Hospital in Portland via Life Flight for treatment of critical injuries. JUDITH STRUIKSMA, age 63, from Lynden, Washington who had been seated in the right front passenger seat of the red Toyota Corolla, was transported to Providence Hospital in Hood River for treatment of serious injuries. LUKE STRUIKSMA, age 10, from Lynden, Washington was also transported to Providence Hospital in Hood River for treatment of minor injuries. The operator of the black Chevrolet pick-up, WESLEY BAKER, was not transported for treatment. All occupants of the red Toyota Corolla, as well as WESLEY BAKER, were wearing safety restraints.

Highway 35 was partially blocked for approximately 2 ?1/2 hours while emergency crews investigated the crash and cleared the scene. Troopers from The Dalles Area Command are continuing the investigation into the crash. Recruit Jason Walters is the lead investigator.
The Hood River County Sheriff's Office, Westside Fire Department, WyEast Fire Department, Hood River Fire Department and the Oregon Department of Transportation assisted at the scene of the crash.


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Man Reported Missing in April Found Safe in Portland Area - 08/21/14
A 51-year old man reported missing April 21, 2014, to Oregon State Police (OSP) detectives was found Thursday with the help of Portland Police Bureau at a homeless shelter in Portland. The man was in good health and his family is aware of his whereabouts.

RANDEL JON BROWN, age 51, was reported missing by his mother to OSP Klamath Falls detectives. He was reportedly missing since early March and was last seen at the Gateway Transit Center in Portland. OSP issued news releases in an attempt to help develop tips to find him.

Detectives from OSP and Portland Police Bureau (PPB) developed information that BROWN was recently spotted in the Portland area. On August 21, 2014, a PPB officer found him at a Portland-area homeless shelter.

OSP thanks PPB for their assistance in this case.

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Grants Pass Man Arrested on Charges Related to Unlawful Sexual Contact With Juvenile Female (Photo) - 08/21/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division arrested a 29-year old Grants Pass man Thursday following an investigation into unlawful sexual contact with a female juvenile.

On August 21, 2014, OSP detectives and a trooper arrested NATHANIEL SCOTT THATCHER, age 29, at his residence in the 700 block of Plumtree Lane in Grants Pass. THATCHER was lodged in the Josephine County Jail on the following charges:

* Sexual Abuse in the First Degree (3 counts)
* Sodomy in the Second Degree
* Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the Second Degree (3 counts)

The investigation began August 12, 2014, after OSP was provided information of THATCHER's alleged sexual contact with the 12-year old victim.

No other information for release at this time.

Photograph - Josephine County Sheriff's Office

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OSP Central Point Fish & Wildlife Trooper Receives Shikar-Safari Club International Award (Photo) - 08/20/14
Conservation-based organization, Shikar-Safari Club International, honored a Central Point-area Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division trooper today as the State's top wildlife enforcement officer for 2013. The award was presented in Salem with the OSP's leadership staff in attendance.

On August 20, 2014, Shikar-Safari Club International representative Lynn Loacker presented Senior Trooper James Collom with the Shikar-Safari Club International "Wildlife Officer of the Year" award, placing him in a distinguished group of officers who have earned recognition for their commitment to fish and wildlife enforcement and protection of natural resources. The award has been given annually for more than 25 years to honor outstanding wildlife enforcement officers whose efforts during the previous year reflected outstanding performance and achievement among the state agency's sworn fish and wildlife law enforcement personnel.

In presenting the award, Lynn Loacker noted that wildlife enforcement officers rarely receive the recognition and encouragement they so greatly deserve for protecting our wildlife and natural resources.

"We congratulate Senior Trooper Collom on being our selection for the Shikar Safari Club International's 'Wildlife Officer of the Year' award. This award puts him in a very distinguished group who has earned this recognition for their outstanding performance and dedication to duty," said Loacker.

Senior Trooper Collom has been involved with enforcing fish and wildlife laws for about 22 years including fourteen years with OSP following nine years as a game warden in Idaho. Passionate about his job, Collom is known to be a top performer on his Fish & Wildlife team including the number of field contacts, investigations, and enforcement activities. He has a high number of field contacts, written the majority of search warrants for his team, and assists Patrol Division troopers in handling crashes and other calls for rural law enforcement services.

As the Department's statewide coordinator for the "Turn-in-Poachers" (TIP) program, Collom administers rewards given by the Oregon Hunters Association (OHA) to tipsters for information on fish and wildlife cases. He also writes articles for the OHA magazine, works closely with local ODFW biologists, is a speaker at hunter education classes, and helps organize OSP's booth each year at the Sportsmen's Show.

Some recent cases worked by Collom include:

* The investigation of an Eagle Point-area deer poaching ring that led to the service of seven search warrants and the charging of eight suspects for crimes including 23 felony counts.
* The investigation of the poaching of a trophy class buck that was shot and left to waste in a field in the Eagle Point area. A difficult case to solve with little evidence, Collom had a news release issued and solicited funding for a $3,000 reward. The investigation also identified the unlawfully shooting of three large bucks and led to charges for a husband and his wife.

In May, Senior Trooper Jim Collom also received the OSP Fish & Wildlife Division's 2013 "Trooper of the Year" award.

Shikar-Safari Club International is a worldwide organization dedicated to the protection, enhancement and preservation of wildlife and has placed particular emphasis on endangered and threatened species through the promotion of enforcement of conservation laws and regulations.

Photograph - Oregon State Police
(Left to right: Lynn Loacker and Senior Trooper Collom)

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The Oregon State Police is a full-service public safety agency providing diverse services to the citizens of Oregon. Our mission is to enhance livability and safety by protecting the people, property, and natural resources of the state. To realize our vision and accomplish our mission our objectives are to BE THERE (be ready and able to respond to the increasing needs of Oregonians); PREVENT HARM (engage in vigilant enforcement of laws and regulations while making Oregon's roadways safe and reducing our citizen's exposure to crime, fire and disasters); and, SUPPORT OREGON COMMUNITIES (providing specialized services and assistance throughout Oregon in support of the statewide public safety infrastructure).

The primary responsibility of the Fish and Wildlife Division is enforcement of fish, wildlife, and commercial fishing laws and protection of Oregon's natural resources and the habitats upon which they depend. Fish and Wildlife Division officers are fully trained State Troopers who also enforce traffic, criminal, boating, livestock, and environmental protection laws and respond to emergency incidents.

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Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 99N north of Belt Line Road near Eugene (Photo) - 08/20/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Tuesday night's three vehicle serious injury crash that occurred on Highway 99N north of Belt Line Road in Lane County. Six people were injured, four seriously.

According to Lieutenant Rob Edwards, on August 19, 2014 at approximately 9:00 p.m., a 1999 Ford F-450 utility truck driven by ISIAH BROWN JR, age 57, from Eugene, was traveling northbound in the right hand lane at approximately 40 mph when it was struck from behind by a 2003 Lexus four-door driven by RONNIE D. HARRISON, age 72, from Eugene. After impact, the Ford truck came to rest facing east blocking about half of the right hand lane. The Lexus came to rest in both northbound lanes.

A short time after the first crash, a northbound 1992 Yamaha motorcycle operated by JOHNNY J. HARNESS, age 33, from Junction City, traveled upon the scene and clipped the Ford truck's bumper and then struck the Lexus. HARNESS was ejected and came to rest on the highway after hitting a vehicle that stopped on the shoulder to assist north of the crash scene.

HARNESS was seriously injured and transported to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. He was wearing a helmet.

HARRISON received non-life threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to McKenzie Willamette Hospital. His vehicle had three passengers transported to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. Left rear passenger/wife SHARON HARRISON, age 68, was seriously injured. Right rear passenger LINDA WEIR, age 69, from Eugene, was seriously injured. Right front passenger/son KEVIN HARRISON was seriously injured.

BROWN received minor injuries and was transported to McKenzie Willamette Hospital.

OSP troopers from the Springfield Area Command office are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash. Senior Trooper Cecil Arient is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Lane Rural Fire, Eugene Police Department, and ODOT.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Lincoln County District Attorney Honored as "2013 Wildlife Prosecutor of the Year" (Photo) - 08/19/14
The Lincoln County District Attorney was selected recently to receive the seventh presentation of an award to a prosecutor in Oregon for their support, hard work, dedication, and efforts in enforcing fish and wildlife laws and commitment to the preservation of Oregon's natural resources.

On August 14, 2014, Lincoln County District Attorney Michelle Branam was presented with the "2013 Wildlife Prosecutor of the Year Award" in front of her peers at the Oregon District Attorneys Association summer conference held last week in Bend. The award sponsored by the Oregon Sportsmen's Coalition, was presented by Captain Jeff Samuels, Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish and Wildlife Division Director, Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife Watershed Manager Chip Dale, and Ty Stubblefield, Field Administrator for the Oregon Hunters Association.

Michelle Branam has served for almost ten years as a Deputy and Chief Deputy for the Lincoln County District Attorney's Office before being appointed District Attorney by Governor John Kitzhaber earlier this year.

Through her hard work and partnership with area law enforcement, she has garnered a great deal of respect for her commitment to consistently prosecuting fish and wildlife crimes. The South Coast Team of the OSP Fish and Wildlife Division has a great working relationship with DA Branam who shows support for the protection of natural resources. On her own time, Branam even attended Marine Board training to better understand recreational boating enforcement and completed both drift boat and jet boat operation training.

As Lincoln County Chief Deputy, Branam was responsible for prosecuting the bulk of serious criminal cases in the county. She was also instrumental in prosecuting several environmental cases where actions resulted in local habitat restoration projects, including a high profile water pollution case involving a local sand and gravel company which received a misdemeanor conviction of Water Pollution in the Second Degree and a $10,000 fine.

"It was a pleasure to present DA Michelle Branam with the wildlife prosecutor of the year award for her dedication and commitment to the criminal justice system and wildlife prosecution. I appreciate her willingness to work closely with local fish and wildlife troopers and to prosecute those responsible for wildlife offenses and environmental degradation," said Captain Jeff Samuels.

Recent wildlife cases successfully prosecuted by DA Branam include:

Hunting on the Enclosed or Cultivated Land of Another/Unlawful Possession of Big Game

Disposition:
* 10 days in jail
* Three year hunting license suspension and two years' probation
* $1,400 fines
* $400 restitution to taxidermist
* $15,000 restitution to ODFW for 7x7 bull elk
* Forfeit elk mount, meat and archery equipment

Unlawful Take of Osprey

Disposition:
* Three years hunting license suspension
* $5,000 restitution to ODFW for Osprey

Waste of Cow Elk

Disposition:
* Remington 7mm forfeited to state
* Three year hunting license suspension
* $810 in fines
* $500 restitution to Oregon Hunter's Association for TIP reward
* $1,500 restitution to ODFW for elk

Unlawful Take of Black Bear

Disposition:
* Three years' probation
* Forfeit bear and Remington 270 rifle
* $1,633 in fines
* $1,000 restitution to ODFW for the bear

Photograph - Oregon State Police
(Left to right: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Watershed Manager Chip Dale, Lincoln County District Attorney Michelle Branam, and Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division Director Captain Jeff Samuels)

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Driver Arrested After Injury Hit & Run Crash - Highway 219 south of Newberg (Photo) - 08/19/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested a 35-year old man following an injury hit & run traffic crash Tuesday morning on Highway 219 south of Newberg. The suspect driver was found in his crashed vehicle after continuing from the scene before stopped east of Highway 219 on Champoeg Road NE.

On August 19, 2014 at 5:52 a.m., a 1997 Honda Accord driven by FRED SAUERMANN, age 40, from Independence, was traveling southbound on Highway 219 near milepost 24 when a northbound 2013 Toyota van crossed the centerline and struck the Honda's left side. The van continued northbound without stopping at the scene.

An OSP trooper arrived on scene at approximately 6:08 a.m., contacting the Honda's driver who was injured as Newberg-area fire and medical personnel also arrived. The trooper checked the area north of the crash scene and found the suspect vehicle 8 minutes later about a half mile away where it stopped east of Highway 219 on Champoeg Road NE.

Subsequent investigation led the trooper to arrest the van's driver, RAMON OROS BARRERA, age 35, from Cornelius. OROS BARRERA was lodged in the Marion County Jail on the following charges:

* Felony Hit & Run - Injury
* Reckless Driving
* Assault in the Fourth Degree
* Misdemeanor Driving While Suspended

OROS BARRERA was also cited for Failure to Install Ignition Interlock Device.

SAUERMANN was transported to Oregon Health & Science University for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. He was treated and released.

Senior Trooper Bridget Taylor is the lead investigator.

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Update: Driver Arrested After Attempt to Elude, Single Vehicle Injury Crash in SE Salem (Photo) - 08/19/14
A 33-year old Salem man was arrested after release from a Salem hospital following Tuesday night's attempt to elude and injury crash in SE Salem.

On August 18, 2014 at approximately 11:17 p.m. an OSP trooper attempted to stop a Cadillac CTS passenger car for traveling 82 mph in a 60 mph speed zone on Interstate 5. The vehicle exited off the freeway onto Mission Street and attempted to elude the trooper recklessly northbound on Lancaster Drive SE. After turning east onto Rickey Street SE, the trooper terminated his pursuit of the vehicle near Macleay Road SE and Connecticut Street SE.

Approximately ten seconds after losing sight of the vehicle, the trooper overheard Marion County deputies report a traffic crash in the vicinity of Macleay Road SE and Jenah Street SE where deputies were parked on an unrelated call. The trooper arrived on scene and observed the Cadillac on its top in the ditch on the south side of Macleay Road SE with a male and female injured inside. The driver reportedly lost control of the vehicle after seeing the parked patrol cars. After hitting the car's brakes, the Cadillac entered a deep ditch and rolled onto its top.

Salem Fire Department personnel responded to the scene and extricated the driver, BRIAN JAKE WILSON, age 33, and passenger PERLA VANESSA GOMEZ LAZO, age 30, from Salem. Both occupants were transported to Salem Hospital with minor injuries.

After treatment at the hospital, WILSON was arrested by OSP troopers on charges related to the attempt to elude and crash, as well as two outstanding warrants for Parole Violation and Unauthorized Departure. WILSON was lodged in the Marion County Jail on the two warrants and the following local charges:

* Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle
* Reckless Driving
* Recklessly Endangering Another Person
* Assault in the Fourth Degree
* Misdemeanor Driving While Suspended

Marion County Sheriff's Office conducted the crash investigation and Salem Police Department assisted at the scene. No other vehicles were struck by the Cadillac during the incident and crash. The female passenger was not arrested.

Photographs:
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Injury Bicycle-Involved Traffic Crash - Rogue River Highway east of Grants Pass - 08/17/14
A 62-year old Roseburg woman received non-life threatening injuries Saturday morning when she was struck from behind while riding a bicycle along Rogue River Highway near Rogue River. The driver who struck the woman was cited by Oregon State Police (OSP) in connection to the investigation.

On August 16, 2014 at approximately 9:45 a.m., ARDENA C. CAMERON, age 62, from Roseburg, was the last of 5 cyclists riding near the fog line on Rogue River Highway near milepost 8 when he bicycle was struck from behind by a Chevrolet pickup driven by AARON K. TOLLER, age 86, from Grants Pass.

CAMERON was ejected from the bicycle and received non-life threatening injuries. She was transported by ambulance to Rogue Regional Medical Center for treatment. She was wearing a helmet. None of the other four cyclists were struck or injured.

TOLLER was cited for Careless Driving. He told the investigating trooper that oncoming traffic prevented him from moving to the left as he was approaching the bicyclist.

No photographs or other information available for this release. Trooper Eve Thornton is the lead investigator.

This was the third incident in the last four days in which OSP troopers investigated a collision involving a vehicle hitting a bicyclist from behind. One bicyclist was killed in the first incident and another was seriously injured in the second incident. Enforcement action is pending in the first two incidents.

OSP urges all drivers to be alert for bicyclists and other vulnerable highway users. When approaching from behind, make sure there is adequate room to safely pass on the left of the bicyclist(s).

ORS 811.065 (Unsafe Passing of a Person Operating a Bicycle) states "The driver of a motor vehicle may only pass a person operating a bicycle by driving to the left of the bicycle at a safe distance and returning to the lane of travel once the motor vehicle is safely clear of the overtaken bicycle. For the purposes of this paragraph, a 'safe distance' means a distance that is sufficient to prevent contact with the person operating the bicycle if the person were to fall into the driver's lane of traffic."

The complete statute wording is available via this link: http://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/811.065

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Update: Name Released - Death Investigation - Highway 20W east of Sisters in Deschutes County - 08/17/14
Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Deschutes County Sheriff's Office and Bend Police Department, are investigating the death of an adult male following a standoff during a stop along Highway 20W between Sisters and Bend. The Vancouver, Washington man was stopped following a report from a law enforcement agency that he was suicidal and armed.

On August 16, 2014 at approximately 8:40 p.m., OSP and Deschutes County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) were notified that a black sport utility vehicle occupied by an armed, suicidal man was traveling eastbound on Highway 20 in the Santiam Pass area. About 15 minutes later, an OSP sergeant spotted the vehicle and followed it while other officers from OSP and DCSO were moving into position east of Sisters to assist with stopping the vehicle.

The vehicle sped up to 90 - 100 mph before finally stopping at approximately 9:06 p.m. near milepost 12 after DCSO deployed spike strips on the vehicle. The driver failed to comply with any commands as additional law enforcement resources including OSP SWAT personnel, a Bend PD negotiator, and an armored vehicle responded to the scene. Law enforcement officers closed the highway in both directions as they worked to safely resolve the situation.

At approximately 10:10 p.m., officers were able to check the vehicle and found the lone occupant deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The deceased was identified as FARHAD MASHERI, age 51, from Vancouver, Washington.

Deschutes County Medical Examiner is assisting OSP in the death investigation.

Help is available in your local communities for people struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable.

If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, professionals are on call to handle mental health emergencies 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Please contact your local mental health crisis intervention services.

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Update: Name Released - Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Interstate 84 east of La Grande in Union County (Photo) - 08/17/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into an early Sunday morning single vehicle injury traffic crash that occurred along Interstate 84 east of La Grande in Union County. The operator and only occupant received serious injuries as a result of the crash. Driver fatigue is being investigated as a main factor in the crash.

On August 17, 2014 at approximately 6:08 a.m., a 2006 Kia Spectra operated by MARK HOWLAND, age 23, from West Valley, Utah, was traveling eastbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 282 when it traveled off the freeway onto the left shoulder. The Kia then traveled back across both lanes of traffic and the right shoulder, rolling over off the traffic lanes where it came to rest along the side of the eastbound lanes.

HOWLAND was transported by LifeFlight to Providence St. Mary's Medical Center in Walla Walla, Washington with serious injuries. He was using safety restraints.

The eastbound lanes were closed for about 20 minutes for air ambulance transport.

OSP troopers from the La Grande Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Trooper Robert Routt is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Union County Sheriff's Office, La Grande City Fire Department, North Powder Quick Response Team, LifeFlight and ODOT.

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Serious Injury Motorcycle-Involved Crash - Highway 242 east of Highway 126 (Photo) - 08/16/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Saturday afternoon's motorcycle-involved traffic crash that injured two people along Highway 242 (McKenzie Highway) about fourteen miles east of Highway 126.

On August 16, 2014 at approximately 12:10 p.m., passing motorists reported coming across the scene of a motorcycle crash on Highway 242 near milepost 71. A Harley Davidson motorcycle crashed off the highway near a tree seriously injuring the operator and causing minor injuries to the passenger. The citizens who stopped at the scene provided initial care until relieved by arriving medical personnel.

The operator, GERALD R. DONALDSON, age 70, from Box Elder, South Dakota, was transported by ground ambulance to a secondary location where LifeFlight was standing by. The operator was transported by air ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. Passenger JUDY DONALDSON, age 70, was taken to the same hospital by ground ambulance. Both were wearing protective helmets.

OSP is continuing the investigation into the manner and cause of the crash. Trooper Josh Wolcott-Peterson from the OSP Springfield Area Command office is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by McKenzie Fire & Rescue, Springfield EMS, and LifeFlight.

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Update #2: Names Released - Fatal Pedestrian-Involved Traffic Crash - Highway 213 in Oregon City - 08/16/14
Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and Oregon City Police Department, are continuing the investigation into early Saturday morning's pedestrian-involved fatal crash on Highway 213 near Meyers Road in Oregon City. The highway was closed for the investigation with a detour in place until 7:00 a.m. The names of the deceased pedestrian and driver are released in this update.

On August 16, 2014 at approximately 1:06 a.m., OSP was notified that Oregon City Police Department was on scene of a fatal pedestrian-involved crash on Highway 213 at Meyers Road. The initial report was made to 9-1-1 at 12:46 a.m.

Preliminary investigation indicates KAREN EDNA ERIE, age 44, from Oregon City, was lying in the right southbound lane of Highway 213 just south of Meyers Road when she was run over by a southbound 2007 Hyundai passenger car driven by CASSANDRA L. KIELING, age 22, from Milwaukie. KAREN ERIE died at the scene before she was able to be transported to a hospital.

The investigation is continuing to determine KAREN ERIE's activities prior to being struck. There is no evidence of impairment involving KIELING.

OSP troopers and detectives from the Portland Area Command office are continuing the investigation with the assistance of the Clackamas County CRAFT interagency team, Oregon City Police Department, Clackamas County District Attorney's Office, and Clackamas County Medical Examiner's Office.

Investigators are asking to hear from anyone who traveled in the area prior to 12:46 a.m. and saw anything or has information that may have been connected with this incident. If you have information regarding this investigation please call OSP Northern Command Center dispatch at (503) 731-3030. Detective Alex Monarch is the lead investigator.

Assistance at the scene was also provided by Clackamas Fire District 1, AMR ambulance, and ODOT.

No photographs provided for this release.

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OSP Troopers Arrest 3 Wanted Subjects While Checking Suspicious Activity Report at Park & Ride Lot south of Salem - 08/15/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers arrested three people wanted on warrants after responding to a report of suspicious activity at the Delaney Road Park & Ride off Interstate 5 south of Salem.

On August 15, 2014 at approximately 11:45 a.m., OSP troopers responded to a report of three suspicious people checking vehicles at the Delaney Road Park & Ride parking lot. Upon arrival, troopers located one person identified as MARIAH RENEE HERNANDEZ, age 18, from Salem, and arrested her on an outstanding Marion County warrant for Forgery in the Second Degree.

Troopers learned at least two men were inside a motorhome parked on private property across the street from the parking lot. The men initially refused to come out to speak with troopers but they eventually came out of the motorhome at approximately 1:10 p.m.

One of the men, MARTIN PAUL VARGAS, age 30, from Salem, was arrested on an outstanding State Parole Board warrant for Parole Violation. The other man, SERGIO LEONEL PICENCO, age 18, from Salem, was arrested on a Marion County warrant for Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree.

A fourth person contacted was not wanted and released from the scene.

The three wanted persons arrested were lodged in the Marion County Jail.

No photographs available for this release.

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OSP Recruit Trooper Receives Recruit Class' Highest Honor During Interagency Basic Police Training Program Graduation (Photo) - 08/15/14
Twelve Oregon State Police (OSP) recruit troopers graduated today along with 22 recruit officers from other law enforcement agencies from the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) 16-week Basic Police Training program. An OSP recruit trooper received the graduating class's highest honor, the Victor G. Atiyeh Award.

The "Victor G. Atiyeh Award" is named in honor of the former distinguished governor of the state of Oregon, in whose term of office the current academy became a reality. This prestigious award is presented to the outstanding student of each basic class as selected by their fellow students and the academy staff. The student selected must display exceptional professionalism by demonstrating an exemplary attitude and outstanding achievement in leadership, academics, health & fitness and survival skills.

Selected from the graduating Basic Police Class 344 to receive the "Victor G. Atiyeh Award" was OSP Recruit Trooper Kyson Culp, who is assigned in the Patrol Services Division at the Klamath Falls Area Command office. The other 9 men and two women OSP recruit troopers graduating today were:

* Recruit Trooper Ami Angell - Portland Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Vadim Bogdanov - The Dalles Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Sherron Deberry - Salem Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper James Eslinger - Pendleton Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Jacob Fough - Tillamook Work Site office (Fish & Wildlife Division)
* Recruit Trooper Nate Harris - Coos Bay Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Michael Lopez - Salem Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Anna Lukiyanchuk - Portland Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Justin Morgan - St. Helens Work Site office (Fish & Wildlife Division)
* Recruit Trooper Thomas Nelson - Newport Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Scott Wilson - Central Point Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)

The twelve graduating OSP recruit troopers, along with 4 other new recruits hired as lateral entry troopers who came from other law enforcement agencies, began their academy-based training March 16, 2014. Previously released information related to today's graduating ceremony is available at:
http://www.oregon.gov/osp/NEWSRL/Pages/news/08_11_2014_recruit_graduation.aspx

The Basic Police Class No. 344 graduation ceremony marks the completion of the Basic Police training for the multi-agency integrated class facilitated by DPSST, which provides statutorily-required basic training to newly hired city police officers, county sheriff's deputies and OSP troopers.

Information about the Oregon State Police, different opportunities available, how our hiring process works and updates about future hiring opportunities can be found on our recruiting website, www.osptrooper.com, or call the OSP Training / Sworn Applicant Processing Section at (503) 378-4175.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Commercial Truck Rollover Crash - Interstate 5 near Rogue River (Photo) - 08/15/14
A commercial truck driver was cited following an early Friday morning rollover traffic crash along the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 near Rogue River. The crash blocked one lane for several hours while the vehicles were removed and the scene cleared.

On August 15, 2014 at approximately 3:50 a.m., a truck pulling a trailer loaded with nearly 38,000 pounds of empty glass bottles driven by TARAN SINGH SHERGILL, age 25, from Elk Grove, California, was traveling southbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 44. The truck and trailer traveled onto the right shoulder where the driver over-corrected, causing the trailer and then truck to roll onto their sides. Both vehicles then slid over a hundred feet before coming to rest.

SHERGILL reported no injury but then later requested to go to a hospital for a medical evaluation. He was cited by Oregon State Police (OSP) for Fail to Drive Within a Lane. Driver inattention is believed to be a contributing factor.

OSP was assisted at the scene by ODOT and local emergency responders. Senior Trooper Kirk Freeman is the lead investigator.

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Update #2: Names Released - Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 197 south of The Dalles in Wasco County (Photo) - 08/14/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Thursday morning's two vehicle traffic crash that resulted in the death of an adult male and injuries to his wife and daughter on Highway 197 about five miles north of Dufur. The names of the victim and this injured wife and daughter are released in this update.

On August 14, 2014 at approximately 7:30 a.m., a 1992 Chevrolet Blazer driven by LINDA GIRTZ, age 59, from Wamic, was traveling northbound on Highway 197 near milepost 8 approaching the intersection with Ward Road. A 2005 Chevrolet pickup driven by PETER D. KELLY, age 73, from The Dalles, was westbound on Ward Road and turned in front of the northbound sport utility vehicle which struck the pickup's left side. After impact, the pickup came to rest off the side of the highway and the sport utility vehicle came to rest in the southbound lane.

The Blazer's 72-year old male right front passenger, HENRY JACOB GIRTZ, was pronounced deceased at the scene. LINDA GIRTZ was transported by LifeFlight to Oregon Health & Science University with serious injuries. The 17-year old right rear passenger, MARINA GIRTZ, was transported by ground ambulance to Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles with non-life threatening injuries. All three were using safety restraints.

KELLY was not injured and is cooperating with the investigation.

OSP troopers from The Dalles Area Command office are investigating the fatal crash. Trooper Jason Walters is the lead investigator. Enforcement action is pending.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Dufur Fire Department, Wasco County Sheriff's Office, Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue, and ODOT.

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Motorhome Fire Briefly Closes Westbound Lanes of Interstate 84 east of Mosier (Photo) - 08/13/14
The westbound lanes of Interstate 84 east of Mosier was briefly closed Wednesday morning while firefighters extinguished a motorhome fire that spread to a grassy area adjacent to the freeway.

According to Sergeant Les Kipper, on August 13, 2014 at approximately 11:10 a.m., an Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife from The Dalles Area Command office came upon a motorhome on fire along the westbound shoulder of Interstate 84 near milepost 72. The motorhome's sole occupant, a 57-year old Hermiston man, had gotten out of the motorhome safely. The fire spread to a grassy area next to the freeway lanes.

Fire personnel from Mosier Fire & Emergency Services and Oregon Department of Forestry responded and quickly extinguished the fire. The motorhome was a total loss.

OSP and ODOT provided traffic control. Both WB lanes of I-84 were closed for about 30 minutes. One lane remained closed for about 2 hours while fire personnel mopped up the area.

Cause of the motorhome fire is unknown.

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Update: Names Released - Fatal Bicycle-Involved Traffic Crash - Highway 47 north of McMinnville (Photo) - 08/13/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Tuesday afternoon's fatal bicycle-involved traffic crash that occurred along Highway 47 about two miles north of McMinnville. The names of the involved persons and other information is released in this update.

According to Sergeant Brad Hessel, on August 12, 2014 at approximately 5:00 p.m., JUAN HUAPEO GARCIA, age 56, from Carlton, was riding a bicycle along the paved northbound shoulder of Highway 47 near milepost 41. A 1999 Chevrolet van driven by RICHARD KING, age 45, from Carlton, was traveling northbound when KING reportedly fell asleep and struck the bicycle from behind.

HUAPEO GARCIA was ejected from the bike and pronounced deceased at the scene. He was not wearing a helmet.

KING was not injured and is cooperating with investigators. Upon completion of the investigation, OSP will review the details with the Yamhill County District Attorney's office prior to an enforcement decision being made. Driver fatigue is being investigated as a contributing factor. Trooper Nic Cederberg is the lead investigator.

OSP troopers from the McMinnville Area Command office are investigating the fatal crash. OSP is assisted at the scene by Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, Carlton Police Department, McMinnville Fire Department, and ODOT.

The highway was closed about four hours.

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Update: Names & Photos Released - Serious Injury Bicycle-Involved Traffic Crash - Highway 126 east of Powell Butte in Crook County (Photo) - 08/13/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Tuesday afternoon's serious injury bicycle-involved traffic crash that occurred along Highway 126 east of Powell Butte in Crook County. The names of the involved persons are released in this update.

On August 12, 2014 at approximately 4:44 p.m., FREDERICK BOUWMAN, age 53, from Ontario, Canada, was riding a KOGA Miyata bicycle westbound along the paved shoulder of Highway 126 near milepost 9 when he was struck from behind by the right front quarter panel and side mirror of a westbound 2003 GMC Sierra pickup driven by NORMAN CHADWICK, age 44, from Powell Butte.

BOUWMAN was ejected from his bicycle and seriously injured. BOUWMAN was transported by air ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend with serious non-life threatening injuries. He was wearing a helmet.

CHADWICK was not injured and is cooperating with the investigation. An enforcement decision is pending upon completion of the investigation.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Crook County Sheriff's Office, local fire personnel and ODOT.

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Update: Name Released - Woman Arrested After Attempt to Elude on Interstate 5 in Southern Oregon (Photo) - 08/12/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers arrested a 22-year old female Tuesday afternoon following her attempt to elude police northbound on Interstate 5 between Central Point and Sunny Valley. The attempt to elude ended when OSP troopers stopped her vehicle using a tactical vehicle intervention (TVI) technique.

On August 12, 2014 at approximately 12:31 p.m., OSP Southern Command Center dispatch received a citizen's driving complaint of a recklessly driven passenger car northbound on Interstate 5 in the Medford area. A trooper set up north of Central Point near milepost 34 and spotted a similar looking vehicle traveling at 88 mph. The trooper attempted to stop the speeding vehicle, a Dodge Avenger, which accelerated at over 100 mph.

Approaching a highway work zone near milepost 40, the eluding vehicle nearly ran a motorcyclist off the freeway. For safety reasons, the trooper terminated his attempt to stop the vehicle but continued driving northbound in case he came across it stopped in the work zone.

Troopers from the Grants Pass work site headed to the freeway where a trooper spotted the vehicle near milepost 56. A trooper attempted to deploy spike strips in the area but the driver avoided the strips and sped up again to over 100 mph. During the next several miles the vehicle continued recklessly, passing other motorists on both shoulders at high speeds.

Approaching milepost 70 near Sunny Valley, two commercial trucks occupied both northbound lanes traveling about 35 mph caused the eluding vehicle to slow down. The troopers deployed a TVI maneuver causing the vehicle to spin and stop on a curb near the end of a freeway on ramp.

At approximately 1:26 p.m., OSP troopers and Josephine County Sheriff's Office arrested the female driver without further incident.

GABRIELLA R. SUISSA, age 22, from Rockville, California, was transported back to Jackson County Jail where she was lodged on the following charges:

* Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle
* Recklessly Driving
* Recklessly Endangering Another Person

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OSP Fish & Wildlife Division Asks for Public's Help in Investigation of Cow Elk Poaching & Waste - Elliott State Forest in Coos County (Photo) - 08/12/14
The Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division from the Coos Bay office is asking for the public's help in locating the person(s) responsible for the unlawful killing and waste of a cow elk found on Buck Ridge Road in the Elliott State Forest in Coos County.

On August 11, 2014, OSP Fish & Wildlife Trooper Ryan Keeler began an investigation following the discovery of a dead cow elk located by bear hunters in a clear cut on Buck Ridge Road in the Elliott State Forest. Evidence at the scene indicates the cow elk was shot once through the front shoulder within the last couple days. Whoever shot the elk did not remove any meat and left it to waste.

A reward is being offered through the Turn in Poachers (TIP) Program, administered through the Oregon Hunters Association, for any information that leads to the arrest in this case. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Trooper Keeler at (541) 888-2677 ext. 243, or the TIP hotline at 1-800-452-7888. Information may be kept anonymous.

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Update: Name & Photos - Minor Injury Truck Crash - Highway 20 near Eddyville (Photo) - 08/12/14
Highway 20 near Eddyville is restricted to one lane while the scene of an overturned truck and trailer is being cleared. The truck driver received minor injuries and Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation.

On August 12, 2014 at approximately 8:30 a.m., a 2007 Kenworth truck pulling a trailer loaded with garbage driven by JOHN GRIGSBY, age 49, from Newport, was traveling eastbound on Highway 20 near milepost 23. As the truck negotiated through a curve, the truck and trailer traveled off the highway and overturned on a bordering property.

GRIGSBY was extricated by Toledo Fire Department personnel. GRIGSBY was transported by Pac West Ambulance to Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital for treatment of minor injuries and later released. He was driving for Dahl Disposal Service.

ODOT is still on scene helping coordinate cleanup of spilled debris and removal of overturned truck and trailer. Traffic updates TripCheck.com.

OSP troopers from the Newport Area Command office are investigating the cause of the crash. Enforcement action is pending.

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Enjoy The Music Festival in Brownsville & Keep Impaired Drivers Off The Road (Photo) - 08/12/14
With approximately 15,000 people expected to attend this weekend's Willamette Country Music Festival in Brownsville off Interstate 5 between Eugene and Albany, law enforcement agencies are urging all concert-goers and area travelers to be prepared for traffic congestion and have a sober, rested driver operating every vehicle.

The Willamette Country Music Festival starts Friday, August 15, and concludes Sunday, August 17. With the expected traffic impact and increased potential for impaired drivers on area roads, Oregon State Police (OSP), Linn County Sheriff's Office, area law enforcement agencies and ODOT remind everyone that we all play an important role in keeping our roads safe.

Although it is illegal in all 50 states to drive under the influence, far too many people get behind the wheel after consuming too much alcohol. Every year, about one third of all motor vehicle traffic deaths involve one or more drunk drivers or motorcycle operators.

All travelers should be aware that law enforcement agencies nationwide are kicking off a high-visibility enforcement campaign - "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over"- August 15 through September 1, 2014. Covering the end of summer and the busy Labor Day holiday weekend, the goal is to remove impaired drivers who put lives at risk. Law enforcement officials recommend:

* Plan a safe way to travel before the start of the festivities.
* Designate a sober driver. If you wait until you're impaired, you're more likely to make a bad decision; one that could be fatal.

Everyone is urged to immediately report aggressive, dangerous, and intoxicated drivers to OSP at 1-800-24DRUNK (1-800-243-7865) or 9-1-1.

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Title Correction: Twelve OSP Recruit Troopers Graduating Friday, August 15, From Basic Police Training Program in Salem (Photo) - 08/11/14
Twelve Oregon State Police (OSP) recruit troopers along with 22 recruit officers from other law enforcement agencies are graduating Friday, August 15, 2014, from the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) Basic Police Training program. The graduation ceremony for the Basic Police Class 340 will take place at 11:00 a.m. at the Oregon Public Safety Academy Hall of Heroes located at 4190 Aumsville Highway in Salem.

The thirty-four graduating recruit officers include 12 OSP recruit troopers, 16 city police recruit officers, 5 county sheriffs recruit deputies, and one University of Oregon recruit officer. The 10 men and two women OSP recruit troopers are scheduled for assignments at the following locations:

* Recruit Trooper Ami Angell - Portland Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Vadim Bogdanov - The Dalles Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Kyson Culp - Klamath Falls Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Sherron Deberry - Salem Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper James Eslinger - Pendleton Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Jacob Fough - Tillamook Work Site office (Fish & Wildlife Division)
* Recruit Trooper Nate Harris - Coos Bay Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Michael Lopez - Salem Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Anna Lukiyanchuk - Portland Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Justin Morgan - St. Helens Work Site office (Fish & Wildlife Division)
* Recruit Trooper Thomas Nelson - Newport Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Scott Wilson - Central Point Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)

The twelve graduating OSP recruit troopers, along with 4 other new recruits hired as lateral entry troopers who came from other law enforcement agencies, began their academy-based training March 16, 2014. They brought with them a wide range of life experience and backgrounds. Eight served in the military, eight have college degrees including one person with a PhD in International Public Law, and three are bilingual in Spanish, Russian, and Ukrainian languages. The sixteen hired recruit troopers reported for an initial 3-week OSP pre-academy training program after which the lateral entry hired officers reported to their assigned OSP offices in Bend, North Plains, Pendleton and Tillamook. The remaining twelve recruit troopers joined other law enforcement recruit officers for the 16-week Basic Police training program from which they are graduating.

The Basic Police Class No. 340 graduation ceremony marks the completion of the Basic Police training for the multi-agency integrated class facilitated by DPSST, which provides statutorily-required basic training to newly hired city police officers, county sheriff's deputies and OSP troopers.

Information about the Oregon State Police, different opportunities available, how our hiring process works and updates about future hiring opportunities can be found on our recruiting website, www.osptrooper.com, or call the OSP Training / Sworn Applicant Processing Section at (503) 378-4175.

Questions regarding DPSST training and services can be directed to DPSST Director Eriks Gabliks at (503) 378-2332.

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The Oregon State Police is a full-service public safety agency providing diverse services to the citizens of Oregon. Our mission is to enhance livability and safety by protecting the people, property, and natural resources of the state. To realize our vision and accomplish our mission our objectives are to BE THERE (be ready and able to respond to the increasing needs of Oregonians); PREVENT HARM (engage in vigilant enforcement of laws and regulations while making Oregon's roadways safe and reducing our citizen's exposure to crime, fire and disasters); and, SUPPORT OREGON COMMUNITIES (providing specialized services and assistance throughout Oregon in support of the statewide public safety infrastructure).

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Serious Injury Motorcycle-Involved Crash - Highway 51 north of Independence in Polk County (Photo) - 08/11/14
A Patriot Guard Rider motorcyclist was seriously injured Sunday afternoon in a collision with a pickup at the Highway 51 and Halls Ferry Road intersection about three miles north of Independence.

On August 10, 2014 at approximately 4:35 p.m., a 1990 Yamaha motorcycle operated by RICHARD A. ROMANO, age 50, from Independence, was traveling northbound on Highway 51 approaching the intersection with Halls Ferry Road. A 2013 Dodge pickup driven by DAVID HARGREAVES, age 64, from Caldwell, Idaho, was stopped at a stop sign on Halls Ferry Road and pulled out into the motorcyclist's path. The motorcycle collided into the pickup's driver side door, ejecting ROMANO on impact and seriously injuring him.

ROMANO was transported by ambulance to Salem Hospital. He was wearing a protective helmet.

HARGREAVES and a 63-year old female passenger were not injured. HARGREAVES was cited by OSP for Fail to Yield Right of Way.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Polk County Sheriff's Office, Polk County Fire District No. 1, and ODOT. Highway 51 was temporarily blocked during the emergency response and crash investigation.

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Cornelius Man Arrested Following Attempt to Elude in Vehicle & on Foot - Highway 18 west of McMinnville (Photo) - 08/10/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested a 30-year old Cornelius man Sunday afternoon following his attempt to elude a trooper along Highway 18 west of McMinnville in Yamhill County. The man's attempt to flee ended near the Riverbend Landfill after he abandoned the car and fled on foot before being arrested.

On August 10, 2014 at approximately 11:56 a.m., an OSP trooper on patrol saw a 2008 Acura four door traveling eastbound at 99 mph on Highway 18 near milepost 29. The trooper activated the patrol car's emergency lights and siren to stop the car but the driver failed to yield, speeding up to over 100 mph and passing other traffic on the left and right. As the Acura continued eastbound, deputies from Polk and Yamhill counties were heading toward the area to assist.

At times, the Acura's speed slowed due to heavy traffic but its driver continued operating in a reckless manner. Near milepost 42, the Acura turned off Highway 18 toward a landfill and stopped on a gravel road. A male driver got out of the car and fled with the trooper chasing on foot for over 200 yards. At approximately 12:10 p.m., the driver surrendered to the trooper without further incident as deputies arrived on scene.

The driver was identified as DYLAN SPENCER KENT, age 30, from Cornelius. He was lodged in the Yamhill County on the following charges:

* Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle
* Misdemeanor Attempt to Elude on Foot
* Reckless Driving
* Recklessly Endangering Another Person

KENT was also cited for Driving While Suspended.

An adult female passenger was not arrested.

Photograph - Yamhill County Sheriff's Office

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Fatal Motorcycle Crash - Highway 126E east of Vida in Lane County (Photo) - 08/09/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Saturday morning's motorcycle-involved fatal traffic crash along Highway 126E about ten miles east of Vida in Lane County. The crash resulted in the death of a 58-year old Vida man.

On August 9, 2014 at approximately 9:52 a.m., a 1986 Harley Davidson operated by MARK FREDERICK RICKMAN, age 58, from Vida, was traveling on Highway 126E near milepost 36 negotiating a left curve too fast. The motorcycle traveled off the highway into a ditch, struck a road side reflector and returned back onto the highway where it crashed.

RICKMAN was ejected and pronounced deceased at the scene. He was wearing a protective helmet.

OSP troopers from the Springfield Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Speed is a possible contributing factor. Trooper Kyle Bachmeier is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by McKenzie Fire & Rescue and ODOT. The highway was closed for an hour and then opened to one lane for the next three hours.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Interstate 5 in Albany (Photo) - 08/09/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Saturday morning's single vehicle serious injury traffic crash that occurred along the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 in Albany. Seven people, 2 adults and 5 children, were transported to area hospitals with minor to critical injuries. Driver fatigue is being investigated as a contributing factor.

On August 9, 2014 at approximately 6:13 a.m., a 2002 Chrysler Town & Country van driven by GUSTAVO GUEVARA-HERNANDEZ, age 35, from Salem, was northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 233 when the driver fell asleep. The van drifted toward the right shoulder and crashed head-on with the impact absorbing guardrail attenuator at the exit 233 off ramp. The van rolled and came to rest on its top blocking the off ramp.

The two adults and five children, ages 5 - 16, were transported to various area hospitals. The driver's 5-year old daughter, CAMILIA GUEVARA BARCENAS, was transported by air ambulance to Salem Hospital with critical injuries. Safety restraint use is pending confirmation.

The off ramp closed for over 3 hours during the emergency response and investigation.

OSP troopers from the Albany Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Trooper Jeff Freitag is the lead investigator. OSP was assisted at the scene by fire personnel from Albany, Jefferson, and Lebanon fire departments.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Update: Suspect In Custody - Homicide Investigation - Cave Junction in Josephine County - 08/09/14
An ongoing investigation by detectives from the Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division, with the assistance of Josephine County District Attorney's Office and Grants Pass Department of Public Safety, into the death of an adult male last Saturday south of Cave Junction led to an arrest of a 28-year old male. The suspect is being held in custody at Butte County, California jail as a fugitive from justice pending extradition to Josephine County where a warrant for Murder was issued.

According to OSP Sergeant Jeff Fitzgerald, OSP detectives identified STRANGER RAYMOND DAVIS, age 28, as a person of interest in the August 2, 2014, shooting death of MICHAEL CLYDE MacDONALD, age 61, from Cave Junction. The ongoing investigation indicated DAVIS may have fled to the Paradise, California area in Butte County. Working in conjunction with Paradise Police Department, their officers found DAVIS and arrested him on an unrelated warrant on August 6. A warrant was issued out of Josephine County, Oregon for Murder and DAVIS is now being held as a fugitive from justice pending extradition proceedings to return him to Oregon.

Previously released information indicated on August 2, 2014 at approximately 3:35 p.m., information was received by 9-1-1 and OSP Southern Command Center dispatch of a shooting in the 6000 block of Rockydale Road south of Cave Junction. OSP troopers responded and found a deceased adult male on the property who had been shot at least one time.

OSP and members of the Josephine County Major Crime Team were dispatched to investigate. The deceased male was identified as MacDONALD.

Lead investigator is OSP Detective Annie Harris.

No other information will be released unless authorized by the Josephine County District Attorney's Office.

No jail photograph available for this release.

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Update: Name Released - Serious Injury Commercial Truck Crash - Highway 62 northeast of Prospect (Photo) - 08/08/14
A commercial truck driver was seriously injured Friday morning after crashing head-on into a tree off Highway 62 near Prospect in Jackson County. Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash.

On August 8, 2014 at approximately 5:15 a.m., a Les Schwab commercial truck driven by GARY D. FLORY, age 50, from Redmond, was traveling westbound on Highway 62 near milepost 50. For an unconfirmed reason, the truck and two trailers loaded with tires traveled off the highway where the truck collided head-on into a tree.

FLORY was seriously injured and trapped inside. It took fire personnel from Prospect Rural Fire Protection District about 45 minutes to extricate him from the truck. He was then transported by air ambulance to Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford.

OSP troopers from the Central Point Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Trooper Ryan Neuenschwander is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Prospect Rural Fire Protection District, and ODOT.

ODOT remains on scene coordinating vehicle removal. According to TripCheck.com, motorists should use caution and expect delays (near Ginko Basin Road - between Prospect and Union Creek) as salvage operations have begun to offload cargo and remove the vehicles. Travelers should expect single lane traffic controlled by flaggers and intermittent closures of up to 15 minutes. Traffic updates will be posted on TripCheck.com.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Driver Arrested After Attempt to Elude in Vehicle, Injury Crash, & Attempt to Elude on Foot in Salem Area (Photo) - 08/07/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested a Salem-area man Thursday afternoon following his brief attempt to elude and injury traffic crash on Hyacinth Road NE at Salem Parkway in Salem.

On August 7, 2014 at approximately 3:25 p.m., an OSP trooper attempted to initiate a traffic stop southbound in the area of Portland Road NE and Hyacinth Road NE on a 1997 Mercury Sable for an equipment lighting violation. The driver pulled into a parking lot and then back onto Portland Road NE where he fled in the vehicle at a high rate of speed. The trooper quickly lost sight and terminated the attempt to stop the vehicle as the vehicle drove northbound on Hyacinth Road NE.

The vehicle ran a red light and attempted to turn left from Hyacinth Road NE onto Salem Parkway where it was involved in a collision with a dump truck. Witnesses pointed the trooper in the direction of the collision and where the driver fled on foot.

With the assistance of descriptions provided by witnesses, the trooper notified OSP Northern Command Center dispatch of the direction that the suspect driver fled and then remained with injured female passenger. The passenger, SIERRA M. MEMMOTT, age 20, from Salem, was transported by ambulance to Salem Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Keizer and Salem police officers responded to the area. The driver was found at approximately 3:49 p.m. by Keizer police officers and detained. He was transported to Salem Hospital with minor injuries.

The lead investigating OSP trooper went to the hospital and identified the driver as WILLIAM DALTON HALL, age 22. After treatment at the hospital, HALL was arrested by OSP and lodged in the Marion County Jail on the following charges:

* Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle
* Misdemeanor Attempt to Elude on Foot
* Reckless Driving
* Recklessly Endangering Another Person
* Hit & Run - Injury
* Assault in the Fourth Degree

HALL also had a warrant for his arrest out of Polk County for Endangering the Welfare of a Minor.

The truck driver was not injured.

OSP was also assisted at the scene by Salem Fire Department and ODOT.

Crash Scene Photograph - Oregon State Police
Hall Photograph - Marion County Sheriff's Office

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Jim Walker Appointed as Oregon's Next State Fire Marshal (Photo) - 08/07/14
Oregon State Police Superintendent Rich Evans announced the appointment of JIM WALKER as the next State Fire Marshal for the Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM). WALKER's appointment was effective August 1, 2014.

WALKER, age 52, began his service as Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal in 2009 and has been serving as the interim state fire marshal since March 2014. In his role as State Fire Marshal, WALKER directs the agency's fire programs, including fire code development and enforcement, fire investigation, fire data collection and analysis, the Community Right to Know Program, Hazmat Response Teams, fire safety education and information, firesetter intervention, and regulation of the fireworks, explosives, propane, and non-retail gasoline dispensing industries. Other responsibilities include administration of the State Fire Service Mobilization Plan and the State Fire Marshal's structural overhead teams.

WALKER is a member of the Oregon Fire Chiefs Association, Oregon Volunteer Firefighters Association, Pacific Northwest Coordinating Group Steering Committee, Western Fire Chiefs Association, National Fire Protection Association, Oregon Fire Marshals Association, Governor's Fire Service Policy Council, International Fire Chiefs Association, and International Code Council.

Prior to joining OSFM in 2009, he was the Fire Operations Director for the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) and has experience managing ODF's statewide fire operations activities including directing aviation resources.

"I thank the fire service and Oregon State Police for their support and confidence in leading a high-quality organization into the future," said WALKER. "I look forward to continuing our great partnerships with the Oregon fire service in achieving our common goals of protecting Oregonians and their property from fire and hazardous materials."

WALKER is Oregon's 10th State Fire Marshal after C. Walter Stickney was officially appointed the first State Fire Marshal in 1963.

More information about the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal is available on the agency's website at http://www.oregon.gov/osp/SFM/pages/index.aspx.

Photograph - Office of State Fire Marshal

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OSP Asking for Public's Help - Burglary Investigation at ODOT's Glenwood Maintenance Compound in SE Eugene - 08/07/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is asking for the public's help to identify the suspect(s) of a burglary that occurred this week at the Oregon Department of Transportation's (ODOT) Glenwood maintenance compound in southeast Eugene.

Between 4:30 p.m., August 5, and 4:00 a.m., August 6, 2014, unknown person(s) entered through the back fencing into the ODOT maintenance yard located at 1920 Henderson Avenue. While on the ODOT property, the suspect(s) took a yellow 1999 Ford F350 ODOT truck, a jet boat and trailer, and computers and other electronics. The truck, boat and trailer were later located approximately six miles south of the area.

A 130HP Honda jet outboard motor removed from the boat, computers and other electronics haven't been recovered.

Anyone with information to help locate the stolen property, as well as identifying the suspect(s) in this case is asked to contact OSP Detective Dusty Sprague at (541) 726-2536 extension 243.

Tips may also be provided via email to crimetips2OSP@state.or.us referencing OSP case #SP14-246006. Email tips are monitored by the Criminal Investigations Division, reviewed and then forwarded to the lead investigator for follow-up. Emails should include specific details including the type of case and tip information related to the criminal investigation. Even though tips may be received anonymously, email authors are encouraged to provide contact information for follow-up by the investigator(s), if needed.

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Oregon State Athletic Commission Seeking Ringside Physician Candidates - 08/06/14
The Oregon State Athletic Commission is conducting a statewide recruitment for interested, qualified candidates to serve as Ringside Physicians. The recruitment will close September 15, 2014.

The Oregon State Athletic Commission (OSAC) is charged with regulating professional boxing, mixed martial arts and entertainment wrestling in the State of Oregon. The Commission is comprised of five volunteer members and an Executive Director responsible for the program's administration. The Commission has a Medical Advisory Committee that recommends Ringside Physician applications under consideration.

Ringside Physicians must meet the following minimum qualifications, must be approved by the Medical Advisory Committee and consent to and pass a background investigation:

* Must be a medical doctor or osteopath licensed in the State of Oregon;
* Must be familiar with or willing to learn the physical standards for licensing boxers and mixed martial arts contestants as outlined in Oregon Administrative Rule 230 Section 20 and Oregon Revised Statute 463;
* Must be willing to provide pre and post-fight medical exams prior to and during events; and
* Must be willing to travel to and attend events on weekends when able.

Ringside Physicians receive payment for their services at OSAC sanctioned events. Interested persons should contact Sgt. Jeff Lewis of the Oregon State Athletic Commission, at (503) 378-3578, or email at jeffrey.lewis@state.or.us.

More information is available on the OSAC Commission website at:
http://www.oregon.gov/osp/GAMING/pages/b_w_welcome.aspx

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Candidates Sought to Fill Vacancies on Oregon State Athletic Commission Medical Advisory Committee - 08/06/14
A statewide recruitment is being conducted for interested, qualified candidates to serve as volunteers with the Oregon State Athletic Commission Medical Advisory Committee. The recruitment will close September 15, 2014.

The Oregon State Athletic Commission (OSAC) is charged with regulating professional boxing, mixed martial arts and entertainment wrestling in the State of Oregon. The commission is comprised of five volunteer members and an Executive Director responsible for the program's administration.

The commission has a Medical Advisory Committee comprised of five individuals serving a four-year term that is appointed by the Superintendent of the Oregon State Police.

Members of the Medical Advisory Committee must be a physician licensed in the State of Oregon. A physician is defined as any person who holds a degree of Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy under ORS 677.010. Committee members will attend both regular and irregular public meetings generally held in Salem and/or by teleconference. Travel and per diem expenses associated with the volunteer duties of this position are covered for committee members.

Duties of the Medical Advisory Committee include gathering, assessing and updating medical data for the purpose of recommending to the commission:

1. Fitness criteria for pre-fight medical examinations;
2. Medical procedures and substances allowed for use in the contestants corner;
3. Emergency procedures for ring injuries; and
4. Safety equipment required to promote the best interests of contestants.
5. Periodically the Committee will identify and nominate for approval by the commission a sufficient number of qualified licensed physicians to serve as ringside physicians for boxing and mixed martial arts events held throughout the State of Oregon.

Interested persons should contact Sgt. Jeff Lewis of the Oregon State Athletic Commission, at (503) 378-3578, or email at jeffrey.lewis@state.or.us.

More information is available on the Commission website at OSAC Commission website:
http://www.oregon.gov/osp/GAMING/pages/b_w_welcome.aspx

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Update: Reward Increased to Help OSP Fish & Wildlife Division Investigations of Deer Poaching & Waste in Douglas County - 08/06/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division asks for the public's help for information to identify the person(s) responsible for the killing of three deer and leaving them to waste in Douglas County, July 18 - 24, 2014. A reward was increased after The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and The Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust (HSWLT) offered up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible in this case. The reward adds to the original offer of up to $500 by the Oregon Hunters Association Turn-in-Poachers (TIP) Reward Program.

According to Sergeant Lynn Withers, two deer, including a 4-point buck and a spike deer, were shot and left in the 700 and 1500 block of East Willis Creek Road. An adult doe was also shot sometime between July 18 and 20, and left at the scene near Bland Mountain Lookout east of Days Creek.

The HSUS and HSWLT work with state and federal wildlife agencies to offer rewards of $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of suspected poachers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Senior Trooper Wayne Merritt at (541) 817-4474 or Senior Trooper Jason Stone at (541) 817-4472.

Questions regarding The Humane Society of the United States rewards program should be directed to Kaitlin Sanderson at 240-672-8397 or ksanderson@humanesociety.org.

No photographs provided for this release.

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Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 126W near Walton in Lane County (Photo) - 08/05/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Tuesday afternoon's single vehicle traffic crash that serious injured an elderly Eugene woman along Highway 126W near Walton in Lane County.

On August 5, 2014 at approximately 12:45 p.m., a 2013 Toyota RAV sport utility vehicle driven by DORIS JONES, age 77, from Eugene, was eastbound on Highway 126W near milepost 30. As the vehicle came out of a curve it veered off the pavement and struck a rock embankment head-on before coming to an abrupt stop.

JONES was extricated by local fire emergency responders and transported by air ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend with serious injuries. She is reportedly in the intensive care unit.

OSP is continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash. Senior Trooper Rick Hamilton is the lead investigator.

OSP was also assisted at the scene by Lane County Sheriff's Office, Lane County Public Works, and ODOT.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Update #2: Driver Dies From Injuries Sustained in July 24th Traffic Crash - Southside Bypass at Homedale Road in Klamath Falls (Photo) - 08/05/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation following the reported death of a driver involved in a July 24, 2014 two-vehicle traffic crash on Southside Bypass (Highway 140 East) at Homedale Road in Klamath County. OSP was notified that JOHN GILMAN, age 41, from Klamath Falls, died August 3 at the hospital.

Previously released information indicated on July 24, 2014, at approximately 2:03 p.m., OSP troopers and local emergency responders were dispatched to a two car crash on Southside Bypass at Homedale Road. Emergency responders extricated both drivers and a passenger from the two vehicles, who were immediately transported to the Sky Lakes Medical Center by ambulance. GILMAN, was then transferred by air ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend with critical injuries.

Preliminary investigation indicates a GMC pickup driven by GILMAN was eastbound on South Side Bypass and made a left turn in front of a westbound Dodge pickup with two occupants. The Dodge pickup driven by RANDALL M. DUVAL, age 61, from Tulelake, California, struck the passenger side of the GMC pickup.

GILMAN was listed in critical condition at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend until his death. He was not using safety restraints.

DUVALL and 65-year old female passenger, LYNN TANNER, received non-life threatening injuries. The driver was not using safety restraints and the passenger was using safety restraints. Both are from Tulelake, California. A dog in their vehicle was taken to a local veterinarian and later was euthanized because of its injury.

OSP Troopers from the Klamath Falls Area Command Office are continuing the investigation. Klamath County Fire District #2, ODOT and Klamath County Sheriff's Office assisted at the scene.

South Side Bypass was restricted to one lane of travel for approximately four hours until investigators cleared the scene.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Update: Name Released - Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Enchanted Way SE north of Enchanted Forest in Turner (Photo) - 08/05/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Monday afternoon's three-vehicle traffic crash that resulted in serious injury to one person along Enchanted Way SE near the entrance to the Enchanted Forest theme park in Turner. The injured driver, GERALD R. LUTTRELL, age 50, from SE Salem, is in critical condition. Alcohol is being investigated as a contributing factor for LUTTRELL.

On August 4, 2014 at approximately 3:35 p.m., a 2001 Mitsubishi Montero sport utility vehicle driven by LUTTRELL was traveling southbound from Enchanted Way SE. The Mitsubishi began to turn left toward an entrance to an RV park when it pulled into the path of a northbound 1994 Toyota pickup. Both vehicles collided resulting the Mitsubishi rolling onto its top. A third vehicle, a 2013 Ford Explorer, was stopped on the road leading to/from the RV park and was also involved in the collision.

LUTTRELL was seriously injured and transported by LifeFlight to Salem Hospital.

No other persons were reported injured.

OSP troopers from the Salem Area Command office are continuing the investigation.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Marion County Sheriff's Office, Turner Fire District, Jefferson Fire District, and ODOT. Enchanted Way SE was closed for about two hours with traffic diverted.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Preliminary Information: Minor Injury Chip Truck Crash into Slough off Highway 101 near Coos Bay (Photo) - 08/04/14
A chip truck driver received minor injuries Monday morning after crashing off Highway 101 into a slough near Coos Bay. Oregon State Police (OSP) is investigating the cause of the crash and the highway has partial lane blockage in both directions.

Preliminary information indicates on August 4, 2014 at approximately 10:48 a.m., a report was received of a commercial truck crash along Highway 101 near Shinglehouse Road about two miles north of the Highway 42 junction. A truck pulling a trailer loaded with wood chips was northbound when it traveled off the highway between the north and southbound lanes. The truck came to rest in the slough and the trailer broke apart spilling wood chips in the water and on the bank.

The 43-year old male driver received minor injuries. He is being taken by his employer to a local hospital for a medical examination.

Approximately 100 feet of guardrail was damaged in the crash. ODOT personnel are on scene accessing damage and assisting with traffic control. Traffic updates available on TripCheck.com.

An estimated 100 gallons of diesel has spilled into the water. DEQ, Oregon Emergency Response System (OERS), US Coast Guard and a hazardous material response team have been notified for response.

OSP is also assisted at the scene by Coos County Sheriff's Office and a local tow company to remove the vehicles.

No other information for release.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 211 north of Colton in Clackamas County (Photo) - 08/04/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of a Sunday afternoon's single vehicle traffic crash along Highway 211 between Colton and Estacada that turned fatal after a passenger died at a Portland area hospital.

On August 3, 2014 at approximately 4:56 p.m., a 2006 Subaru Legacy driven by ALICE M. SCHWEITZER, age 81, from Boring, was traveling northbound on Highway 211 near milepost 26 when it went off the highway, onto a grassy embankment and then flipped onto its top. Both occupants were extricated by responding firefighters from Estacada and Colton.

ALICE SCHWEITZER was transported by AMR ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Passenger/husband DONALD SCHWEITZER, age 86, was transported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center where he later died. Both were using safety restraints.

OSP troopers from the Portland Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Driver fatigued is identified as a contributing factor. Trooper Cameron Bailey is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Colton Rural Fire District #70, Estacada Rural Fire District #69, Molalla Rural Fire Protection District #73 ambulance, and AMR ambulance.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Correction: Fatal Traffic Crash - Interstate 5 at Myrtle Creek in Douglas County - 08/03/14
Note: Correction to location. Exit 110 is about two miles north of Myrtle Creek at Boomer Hill Road interchange, not at Myrtle Creek.

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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into an early Sunday morning single vehicle fatal traffic crash that resulted in the death of a 22-year old Myrtle Creek man at the southbound off-ramp from Interstate 5 about two miles north of Myrtle Creek. The victim's name is released in this update.

According to Sergeant Matt Bowersox, on August 3, 2014 at approximately 3:45 a.m., a 1993 Acura Integra operated by JOSEPH ROBERT MARTIN, age 22, from Myrtle Creek, was southbound on Interstate 5 at a high rate of speed when it struck the guardrail attenuator at exit 110. The vehicle split apart on impact and the operator was ejected.

Myrtle Creek Police Department was first on scene and found MARTIN deceased. The victim was not using safety restraints.

OSP troopers from the Roseburg Area Command office are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash. Senior Trooper Mark Moore is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Myrtle Creek Police Department and Douglas County Fire District #2.

No photographs for release.

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Rogue River Man Arrested For Burglary After Entering Occupied Home (Photo) - 08/03/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested a Rogue River man Saturday afternoon after he entered an occupied residence and acted aggressively toward the homeowner east of Grants Pass. The man was arrested after he fled the home as OSP arrived on scene.

On August 2, 2014 at approximately 5:04 p.m., OSP Southern Command Center dispatch received a report of an unknown man on property in the 5100 block of Averill Drive between Grants Pass and Rogue River. The man reportedly entered a vehicle on the property and then broke into the residence occupied by adults and juveniles. While inside, the man, who the owner said they didn't know, was acting erratically and throwing items.

As an OSP trooper arrived on scene, the man, identified as BRIAN WHITTON, age 47, from Rogue River, fled the residence toward a river and was taken into custody about 5:30 p.m.

WHITTON was transported to the Josephine County jail, but while enroute he attempted to kick the OSP patrol car windows out before being restrained further by officers. He was lodged in the jail for Burglary in the First Degree and Probation Violation, after his probation officer authorized a detainer hold to keep him in custody at the jail.

Photograph - Josephine County Sheriff's Office

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Highway 97 South of Klamath Falls Closed Due to Wildfire in northern California - 08/02/14
Highway 97 near milepost 288 (South of Klamath Falls)is closed southbound into California due to a wildfire near the highway in northern California. ODOT and Cal Trans have a detour in place. Check www.tripcheck.com for updates.
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OSP Arrests Halsey Woman in Connection with December 2013 Injury Traffic Crash on Highway 228 in Linn County (Photo) - 08/01/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested a Halsey woman Friday afternoon following an investigation and subsequent Grand Jury indictment related to a December 2013 serious injury traffic crash on Highway 228 about one mile east of Brownsville in Linn County.

On August 1, 2014 at approximately 4:36 p.m., OSP arrested RHONDA K. HORNER, age 61, from Halsey, for Assault in the Third Degree. A warrant had been issued for her arrest after a Linn County Grant Jury indicted her on the charge in July. She was lodged in the Linn County Jail.

On December 2, 2013 at approximately 6:54 p.m., a 2006 Honda Accord four-door driven by HORNER was westbound on Highway 228 near milepost 8 when it crossed the centerline and collided head-on with an eastbound 2005 Chevrolet sport utility vehicle driven by a 46-year old man from Crawfordsville.

BRADY was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

HORNER was extricated by firefighters and transported by air ambulance to Sacred Heart Regional Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries.

No other information for release by OSP.

Crash scene photographs - Oregon State Police

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Mother & Daughter Join OSP Bend Fish & Wildlife Trooper For Presentation of Department's Lifesaving Award (Photo) - 08/01/14
A Bend-area Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division trooper received the Department's "Harold R. Berg Lifesaving Award" for his heroic, lifesaving action responding to a fiery injury traffic crash east of Bend. The trooper's actions, assisted by an off-duty Oregon National Guard member, saved the lives of a mother and her 6-year old child.

On August 1, 2014, Major Travis Hampton presented the "Harold R. Berg Lifesaving Award" to Trooper Travis Ring at the Bend Area Command office. In attendance for the presentation was the mother and child saved following the February 2014 traffic crash. The lifesaving award is presented to OSP employees who distinguish themselves by performing or reacting to a situation in a positive and professional manner which saves, or reduces the risk of loss of life of another person; and, where a strong possibility existed that if such action wasn't taken, loss of life or serious injury would have resulted.

On February 21, 2014 at approximately 5:10 p.m., OSP Trooper Travis Ring witnessed a two-vehicle injury traffic crash at the intersection of Highway 20 and Ward Road east of Bend. A fire was immediately visible starting in the engine compartment of a vehicle occupied by SHANNON JACKMAN, age 50, from Bend, and her 6-year old daughter, KENDALL.

As the fire grew in intensity, Trooper Ring, with the assistance of Oregon National Guard Staff Sergeant Joshua Mosley, broke out a window. Ring and Mosley removed the woman and the child before the fire spread into the passenger compartment prior to Bend firefighters arrival. Both were taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

During the frightening scenario, Ring exhibited extraordinary leadership and courage that helped the woman and child be confident that they would be rescued. Afterward, SHANNON JACKMAN told OSP that the smoke was suffocating and her daughter was screaming at her, telling her not to die when she overheard the trooper say he would take care of them. She said that without their help, she would not have been able to get out of the car.

Captain Jeff Samuels, director of the OSP Fish & Wildlife Division, praised the trooper for his professionalism and calm in the face of danger.

"Trooper Ring took control of a life-threatening situation, provided clear direction to assisting citizens and was a calming reassurance to the mother and her daughter while rescuing them from their burning vehicle. He is a dedicated member of the Fish & Wildlife Division who is not only responsible for protecting our natural resources, but, like all of our troopers, he is devoted to serving the public and protecting lives. I am very proud of him and admire his lifesaving actions," said Samuels.

Trooper Ring, age 36, joined OSP on May 1, 2006, with an initial assignment to the Fish & Wildlife Division at the Arlington office. In September 2009, he transferred to the Bend Area Command office.

The "Harold R. Berg Lifesaving Award" is named after Lieutenant Harold R. Berg who died May 10, 1975. Berg, while off duty at a family outing near Tillamook, was contacted by a citizen who informed him that a boy scout was missing at Cape Lookout State Park. While attempting to search a cave near the water's edge, he was washed out to sea. (http://www.oregon.gov/osp/pages/harold_berg.aspx)

Photograph - Oregon State Police
(Left to right: Shannon Jackman, Kendall, & Trooper Ring)

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OSP Arrests Eugene Man on Charges Including Sex Abuse and Delivering Marijuana to a Minor (Photo) - 08/01/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division arrested a 55-year old Eugene man who is a registered sex offender on allegations that he provided marijuana and alcohol to a 15-year old female and sexually abused the victim.

On July 31, 2014, an OSP detective received information from the victim that MELVIN "BUD" RICHARD STOUT JR, age 55, from Eugene, provided marijuana and alcohol for her consumption on more than one occasion, including at a party in June 2014 in the Crow-area. Subsequent investigation led to confirmation of the allegations including that STOUT exchanged sexually explicit photographs with the victim and sexually abused her the night of the June 2014 party.

STOUT was arrested July 31st at his Eugene home. He was later lodged in the Lane County Jail on the following charges:

* Sex Abuse in the First Degree
* Online Sexual Corruption in the First Degree
* Endangering the Welfare of a Minor
* Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana to a Minor

STOUT is a registered sex offender in Oregon based upon a 1996 conviction for Sex Abuse in the First Degree. He did not qualify for notification as a predatory sex offender and was in compliance with his annual registration requirement.

OSP is asking to hear from any possible other victims or witnesses with information related to this investigation. If you have additional information, please contact Detective Eli Chambers at (541) 726-2536 ext. 221.

Photograph - Lane County Sheriff's Office

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Update #4: Added Info & Photo - Searchers Find Missing 18-Yr Old Alive in Northern Lake County (Photo) - 07/31/14
According to Lake County Sheriff Phil McDonald, all search and rescue personnel and resources are leaving the area after KEVIN MULERT, age 18, was found alive Thursday morning by searchers on horseback about 1.5 miles southeast of the camp he was reported missing from in northern Lake County.

Updated information from Sheriff McDonald related to the search:

* Lake County Sheriff's Office was notified Wednesday, July 30, at 10:45 a.m. that Kevin Mulert was missing. The sheriff's office immediately started gathering resources and personnel. Two helicopters, one from the Oregon National Guard and one from Emergency Air Lift out of Klamath Falls, were searching the area by air at about 2:30 p.m. Personnel and resources began arriving on the ground about 3:00 p.m.

* Searchers looked for Mulert until about 12:30 a.m. and then started again Thursday at daylight.

* Approximately 30 search and rescue personnel from Lake County, Deschutes County, and Klamath County were involved in Thursday's search. Personnel and resources provided by Jackson County Sheriff's Office were about 15 minutes from the search area when Mulert was found.

* Sheriff McDonald identified the three searchers who found Mulert as Norma Angelee, Deanie Sheridan, and Dennis Sheridan (photograph provided with release). They are members of the Lake County Sheriff's Office Search & Rescue team.

According to the Lake County Sheriff's Office website, the search and rescue team is comprised of citizen volunteers, who often providing their own equipment, that provide search and rescue services for the Sheriff's Office. Many members maintain their own specialty including aircraft operation and air scent dogs. During recent years, in addition to traditional searches for missing persons, SAR has been used for deceased recovery, crime scene search, and mutual aid with adjoining and nearby counties.

An Oregon State Police (OSP) detective is enroute to the hospital to conduct a follow up interview.

Photograph of searchers - Source: Lake County Sheriff's Office
(Left to right: Norma Angelee, Deanie Sheridan, & Dennis Sheridan)

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Update: Driver Cited For DUII After Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 199 north of Cave Junction (Photo) - 07/31/14
An adult female is facing a charge for DUII following her involvement in a single vehicle injury traffic crash on Highway 199 north of Cave Junction in Josephine County. The woman's name is released in this update.

On July 30, 2014 at approximately 4:39 p.m., A Chevrolet pickup driven by ROSE SALLEE, age 51, from Grants Pass, was traveling on Highway 199 near milepost 23 when it traveled off the highway and struck a tree. SALLEE was extricated by Illinois Valley Fire District firefighters and then transported by Mercy Flights air ambulance to Rogue Regional Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Initial investigation led OSP to cite SALLEE for DUII. Recruit Trooper Doug Krell is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Illinois Valley Fire District, AMR Ambulance, Mercy Flights, and ODOT.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Update #3: Searchers Find Missing 18-Year Old Alive in Northern Lake County - 07/31/14
Lake County Sheriff Phil McDonald announced that KEVIN MULERT, age 18, was found alive Thursday morning at approximately 10:30 a.m. by searchers on horseback about 1.5 miles southeast of the camp where he was reported missing from in northern Lake County. Searchers provided initial medical care and water as it appeared he was dehydrated. A National Guard helicopter was reportedly taking him to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend for an examination.

More information will be provided later today when available.

Lake County Sheriff's Office extends their thanks to all the search & rescue personnel, resources and partner agencies providing assistance during the search.

His family and camp program staff have been notified.

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Update #2: Names & Added Photo - Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 26 near Brightwood in Clackamas County (Photo) - 07/31/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Wednesday afternoon's two vehicle serious injury traffic crash that occurred on Highway 26 near Brightwood in Clackamas County. Names and other information are released in this update.

Updated information indicates on July 30, 2014 at approximately 3:35 p.m., a 1994 Ford pickup driven by TREVOR E. HUGHES, age 26, from Rhododendron, was traveling eastbound on Highway 26 near milepost 39 when it traveled across the center turn lane and into the westbound lanes. The pickup collided head-on with a 2004 Subaru Legacy station wagon that was traveling in the right westbound lane. After impact, the pickup rolled before coming to rest on its side.

The Subaru's driver, JOHN M. FLETCHER, age 18, from Battleground, Washington, was extricated and transported by LifeFlight to Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) with critical injuries. He was using safety restraints and the car's airbags deployed.

HUGHES was transported by ground ambulance to OHSU where he was treated and released for minor injuries. He was using safety restraints.

OSP troopers and detectives from the Portland Area Command office are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash with the assistance of the Clackamas County District Attorney's Office. Senior Trooper Dan Swift is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Hoodland Fire Department, and ODOT.

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Update: Lake County Sheriff's Office Coordinating Search For Missing 18-Year Old Male From Wilderness Program in Northern Lake County (Photo) - 07/31/14
Lake County Sheriff's Office, with the assistance of several partner search and rescue personnel and neighboring sheriff offices, is continuing the search this morning for KEVIN ROBERT MULERT, age 18, from Deerfield, Illinois, in a remote area of northern Lake County, Oregon.

MULERT was reported missing Wednesday, July 30, 2014, from a therapeutic wilderness program after program staff members discovered him missing about 8:00 a.m. from the program's camp site about six miles south of Frederick Butte. The location is in northern Lake County, a remote area about 20 miles south of Highway 20 and the community of Hampton.

An update this morning from Lake County Sheriff Phil McDonald regarding today's search effort:

* Approximately 30 searchers from search & rescue teams out of Lake, Deschutes, and Klamath counties are at the site focusing on a 5-mile area around the program's camp site.
* Search teams on the ground include personnel on horses, ATVs, motor vehicles and on foot. A search canine is also expected to join searchers again today.
* Air resources, fixed wing and helicopter, from the Civil Air Patrol and Oregon National Guard will search from the air.
* The California Oregon Oregon Regional Search & Rescue Task Force (CORSAR) has been contacted for additional resources when needed. This group includes personnel from Jackson County, Douglas County, Josephine County, Klamath County, Curry County, Coos County, Oregon State Police, Siskiyou County, Del Norte County, Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service, Brim Aviation, Crater Lake National Park Service, American Red Cross, and Civil Air Patrol. The CORSAR team provides trained search and rescue personnel, search management, and other related resources to federal, state, and local authorities to further safeguard and save lives.

According to Sheriff McDonald, temperatures again today are expected to be in the mid to upper 90s with the potential for thunderstorms.

MULERT is described as a biracial male, 5"11, 200 lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes. He may have been wearing glasses and was believed to be wearing a red fleece jacket, khaki shorts, and socks. He was not wearing shoes and walked away undetected from the camp during the early morning hours.

Anyone traveling in the area that sees someone matching his description should immediately call 9-1-1 or OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at (541) 776-6111.

Please note that Sheriff McDonald is not available for media contact while coordinating the search. At his request, updates will be provided in news releases and Twitter (@ORStatePolice) distributed by Oregon State Police. Media and the public can periodically check for news release updates at:
http://www.oregon.gov/osp/NEWSRL/pages/news_releases.aspx

Sheriff McDonald has provided 3 photographs of the area where searchers are working today. These photos, along with 2 photographs of Kevin Mulert and an map of the general search area are a provided in links with this release.

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