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OSP Detectives Arrest Suspect Related to March 24th Shooting in Grants Pass **Update*** (Photo) - 03/26/15
************UPDATE Murphy************
OSP DETECTIVES ARREST SUSPECT RELATED TO MARCH 24TH SHOOTING INCIDENT

On March 26th, 2015, at approximately 5:45 PM, Stephen Bryce MURPHY was taken into custody and subsequently lodged in the Josephine County Jail on charges of Attempted Murder, Assault in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Firearm, four counts of Reckless Endangering, Reckless Driving and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree.

There will be no further release of information related to this case at this time. All further media requests should be directed to the Josephine County District Attorney's Office.





*****UPDATE PHOTO of MURPHY ADDED*****

The Oregon State Police is asking anyone who has information concerning the whereabouts of Stephen Bryce Murphy (age 21 from Grants Pass), to contact the Oregon State Police Southern Command Center at 541-474-3174. Murphy should be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached. If you see Stephen Bryce MURPHY, immediately contact the Oregon State Police or dial 911.

On Tuesday, March 24th, 2015, at approximately 7:13 PM, Oregon State Police Grants Pass patrol troopers and Oregon State Police Major Crimes detectives from Central Point responded to the report of a shooting incident which occurred in the area of milepost 21 on Riverbanks Road just outside of Grants Pass.

Initial information obtained by investigators indicates that Peter A. Harrod, age 23, from Eagle Point, was a passenger in a vehicle traveling westbound on Riverbanks Road, also known as State Route 260, when he was shot by a subject later identified as Stephen Bryce MURPHY, age 21 from Grants Pass.

HARROD was transported to Three Rivers Medical Center where he underwent surgery for injuries sustained from the incident. HARROD is currently listed in serious but stable condition. MURPHY fled the scene after the incident and is still outstanding as of this release.

On March 26th, 2015, at approximately 6:20 AM, detectives from the Oregon State Police Major Crimes Section, with the assistance of the Oregon State Police SWAT team, served a search warrant at the residence of 3923 Riverbanks Road as part of a continuing investigation into this incident. Riverbanks Road was temporarily closed during the initial execution of the warrant as a precaution to the public and reopened to intermittent traffic until OSP personnel completed their investigation.

Anyone with information please contact:

Detective Travis Lee
Criminal Investigation Services Division
Southwest Regional Headquarters
541-618-7967


OR

Sergeant Jeff Fitzgerald
Criminal Investigation Services Division
Southwest Regional Headquarters
541-618-7952
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Grants Pass Man Arrested for Thefts of Firearms from Grants Pass Department of Public Safety Evidence Locker - 03/26/15
A Grants Pass man was arrested at his residence on Tuesday, March 24th, 2015, on charges related to the theft of multiple firearms from the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety evidence locker.

On February 12th, 2015, the Oregon State Police Major Crimes Section in Central Point, at the request of the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety, initiated a criminal investigation into the disappearance of multiple firearms from their evidence storage facility. Grants Pass Department of Public Safety administrators learned of the missing firearms after an audit was conducted at the facility.

As part of the investigation, the Oregon State Police conducted interviews of people who have had access to the facility over a period of time when the weapons were last known to be present. During the investigation, information was obtained leading to the implication and subsequent arrest of Lee DARROW, age 73, from Grants Pass, on 27 counts of Theft in the First Degree.

DARROW, a retired Grants Pass City Fire employee, had been volunteering his time at the facility specifically assisting with the handling of firearms. Oregon State Police investigators subsequently recovered multiple firearms from various locations within the Southern Oregon area.

The Oregon State Police is asking anyone who has had dealings or knows of anyone who has had dealings with DARROW related to the sale or transfer of firearms, to contact Lead Detective Deanna Harris at the Oregon State Police Central Point Area Command.

Detective Deanna Harris
Criminal Investigation Services Division
Southwest Regional Headquarters
541-618-7967

OR

Sergeant Jeff Fitzgerald
Criminal Investigation Services Division
Southwest Regional Headquarters
541-618-7952
Fatal Crash US Hwy 97 MP 155 (12 miles south of Bend)***UPDATE***** - 03/26/15
****UPDATE NAME RELEASE******

On March 26, 2015 at 12:00am OSP Troopers responded to a two vehicle crash on US HYW 97 near MP155 (12 miles south of Bend). According to Sgt. John Russo, the investigation revealed a Ford F350, driven by Mr. Zeke Hacker, 76 from Clayton, Washington, was traveling southbound when it struck the southbound vehicle directly in front of the Ford F350. The second vehicle was a Ford expedition driven by Mr. James Harris, 52, from Bend. After the impact, both vehicles lost control and left the west shoulder rolling several times and impacted trees. Mr. Hacker was pronounced deceased at the scene. Next of kin notification has occurred.

Mr. Harris had one passenger in the vehicle Mr. Scott Bilbrook, 45, who was transported to Saint Charles Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Air bags deployed in both vehicles and all occupants were using seatbelts. Speed is being investigated as a contributing factor for the crash. The highway had one lane opened during the investigation

OSP was assisted by ODOT, Sunriver fire and ambulance, Bend PD, Deschutes County Medical Examiner and Deschutes County District Attorney's Office.

No Photos are available
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Two vehicle serious injury crash SR Hwy 18 MP 6 (Slick Rock Road) (Photo) - 03/25/15
According to Senior Trooper Peterson, a serious injury crash occurred on SR Hwy 18 near MP 6 (Slick Rock Road) at 1:26pm. The investigation revealed an eastbound Nissan Altima, driven by Mrs. Monica Calzadillas, 31 from Vancouver, Washington crossed over the center line and struck a westbound Toyota Tundra pulling a RV trailer. The Toyota was driven by Mr. Colin Hales, 35 from Sherwood.

When the collision occurred, the Nissan made at least two complete rotations before coming to rest in the center of the highway. The Toyota was struck and came to rest in the north side of the shoulder of the highway. Both lanes were blocked for approximately an hour and a half.
The Nissan was also occupied by Mr. Carlos Calzadillas, 26 from Vancouver, Washington and a juvenile female. All three occupants of the Nissan were transported to Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital. Mrs. Calzadillas had a serious injury and was transported, by ground, to Emmanuel Hospital in Portland. Mr. Calzadillas was evaluated and released; however he was taken into custody due to a warrant from Oregon Parole Board and contempt of court from Clark County. The juvenile female was transported with her mother to Emmanuel without any injuries.

The Toyota was also occupied by Mrs. Hanna Hales, 34 from Sherwood, and three additional juveniles. Mrs. Hales was admitted for observation and one of the juvenile females was released with minor injuries.

Occupants of all vehicles were properly secured with seatbelts or child seats. Air bags deployed in both vehicles. OSP was assisted by OSP-Newport Fish and Wildlife, ODOT, PacWest, North Lincoln Fire and Rescue, and Lincoln City PD.
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Cave Junction Man Arrested related to March 16th Stabbing - 03/24/15
On March 24th, 2015, at 10:20 AM, Oregon State Police detectives from the Central Point Area Command arrested Lloyd William BLACKBURN at his residence in Cave Junction after an investigation into a stabbing which occurred in Cave Junction on March 16th, 2015. BLACKBURN was taken to the Josephine County Jail where he was lodged on the charge of Assault in the First Degree.

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(Previous Release)

Two Cave Junction men were treated for stabbing injuries after an altercation which occurred outside of a residence in the Cave Junction area. One man was treated and released and the other was taken into surgery for treatment related to the incident.

On March 16th, 2015, at approximately 1:46 PM, the Josephine County Sheriff's Office, along with troopers from the Oregon State Police Grants Pass Worksite, responded to a report of a stabbing which occurred at 486 South Redwood Highway in Cave Junction. After an initial assessment, the Josephine County Sheriff's Office requested the Oregon State Police Major Crimes Detectives respond as part of the Josephine County Major Crime Team to investigate the incident.

The initial investigation revealed that a physical assault occurred at the location between two men, Lloyd William BLACKBURN, age 20 and David Jeffrey Bennett BRYANT, age 20, both of Cave Junction. During the altercation, both subjects received stabbing injuries from a weapon belonging to one of the men.

BRYANT was transported to Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass where he was taken into surgery for injuries sustained during the altercation. He is currently listed in stable but serious condition. BLACKBURN was transported to Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford where he was treated and released for his injuries. A third person received an injury to her hand when attempting to intervene in the altercation. She was not transported from the scene.

The Oregon State Police with assistance from the Josephine County District Attorney's Office are continuing the investigation into the incident. No arrests have been made at this time.

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Fatal Crash Interstate 5 near Roseburg (Update Names Released) (Photo) - 03/24/15
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Tuesday's noon time crash on Interstate 5 north of Roseburg.

According to Senior Trooper Robert Gorman, on March 24, 2015, at about 1205 PM, a 2010 Chevy Traverse, operated by KRISTI KELLEY, age 27, from Roseburg, was southbound on I-5 at a high rate of speed. KELLEY took the southbound 129 exit and failed to stop at the intersection with the 129 exit and Del Rio Rd. The Chevy Traverse crossed Del Rio Rd, impacted the guardrail and left the roadway via the south side of the Del Rio Rd. After becoming airborne, the Chevy Traverse came to rest in the Douglas County Forest Products property, approximately 100 yards south of the roadway. KELLEY was pronounced deceased at Mercy Medical Center. The passenger, TABITHA CANNON, age 20, from Roseburg, was transported to Mercy Medical Center with serious injuries and later transported to Eugene.

Investigators believe that alcohol and inhalants may have contributed to the crash. Investigators also determined that KELLEY was not wearing a seat belt and that CANNON was properly restrained.

OSP was assisted at the scene by ODOT and Douglas County Fire District II.

Photograph provided by OSP

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Fatal Crash Interstate 5 near Roseburg - 03/24/15
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Tuesday's noon time crash on Interstate 5 north of Roseburg.

According to Senior Trooper Robert Gorman, on March 24, 2015, at about 1205 PM, a 2010 Chevy Traverse, operated by a female adult, name withheld pending next of kin notification, was southbound on I-5 at a high rate of speed. The female operator took the southbound 129 exit and failed to stop at the intersection with the 129 exit and Del Rio Rd. The Chevy Traverse crossed Del Rio Rd, impacted the guardrail and left the roadway via the south side of the Del Rio Rd. After becoming airborne, the Chevy Traverse came to rest in the Douglas County Forest Products property, approximately 100 yards south of the roadway. The female operator was pronounced deceased at Mercy Medical Center. The passenger, name withheld pending notification to family, was transported to Mercy Medical Center with serious injuries and later transported to Eugene.

Investigators believe that alcohol and inhalants may have contributed to the crash. Investigators also determined that the female operator was not wearing a seat belt and that the passenger was properly restrained.

OSP was assisted at the scene by ODOT and Douglas County Fire District II.

No photograph available for release at this time.

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-UPDATE__Serious Injury Crash SR HWY 6 MP 19 (3 Miles West of Lee's Camp) (Photo) - 03/21/15
*****UPDATE PHOTOS ADDED******

According to Sgt. Greg Plummer, at 12:40Pm Tillamook Worksite Troopers responded to a two vehicle, nearly head-on, serious injury crash on SR Hwy 6 near MP 19 (3 mile west of Lee's Camp). Preliminary information indicates an eastbound 2006 Toyota Matrix, driven by LISA ANNE NORTHROP, age 50, from Portland crossed into the westbound lane for unknown reasons and collided with a 2009 Pontiac G6 driven by AMANDA RAE BARLEEN, age 22, from Milwaukie. The right front passenger riding with Northrop was listed as RAYMOND PATRICK BROWN, age 46, also from Portland.

Due to the severity of her injuries, NORTHROP was transported via Life Flight helicopter to OHSU for treatment. She is currently listed in critical condition. BROWN was transported to Legacy Emanuel Hospital via REACH helicopter for treatment. His condition is listed as serious, but stable. BARLEEN was ground transported by Tillamook Regional Medical Center Ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Seatbelts were used by all occupants and air bags deployed in both vehicles.

The investigation is still on going. SR Highway 6 was closed and traffic was re-routed for approximately four hours during the investigation. OSP was assisted by OSP McMinnville, OSP Portland, Tillamook County Sheriff's Office, Tillamook Fire and Rescue, ODOT, Tillamook regional Medical Center Ambulance, Reach and Life Flight. Trooper John King is the lead investigator.

***No photos are available at this time**********
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Minor Injury Semi-tractor/tailer crash US HWY 97 MP 104 (1/2 Mile North of Culver Hwy) (Photo) - 03/21/15
According to Senior Trooper Justin Lane, on March 21st, 2015 at approximately 2:25 PM, a 2015 Freightliner tractor pulling a 53 foot trailer, belonging to Covenant Transport, hauling a small load of juice, driven by Mark Buckingham, 59, from Harrah, OK; was traveling northbound on US 97 near milepost 104 (approx. 1/2 mile north of Culver Highway) when it traveled onto the northbound shoulder and subsequently rolled onto the passenger side after traveling back onto the roadway. Citizens helped extricate Buckingham who was wearing a seat belt. The truck/trailer combo blocked both travel lanes for approximately one hour. Buckingham was transported to St. Charles Madras by ambulance with minor injuries.

The investigation revealed Buckingham was traveling at 61 mph, when a bee flew in his partially open window. The bee landed on his neck, and he attempted to swat it off, and in the process knocked his glasses off his face. Buckingham began to look for his glasses and suddenly realized he was off the roadway. Buckingham tried to get back onto the highway, but the trailer caused the combo to roll. Buckingham was cited for failure to drive within lane.

OSP was assisted by Jefferson County Sheriff's Office deputies, Jefferson County Fire and Ira's Towing.
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Grants Pass Man Sentenced to Prison for Serious Assault of a Child - 03/20/15
A Grants Pass man was sentenced on Wednesday in Josephine County Circuit Court on charges stemming from a 2013 investigation by Oregon State Police detectives.

PAUL ANDREW REYES, age 30, from Grants Pass was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Wednesday by Honorable Judge Pat Wolke for the 2013 assault on his girlfriend's 2-year-old child whom he was supervising at the time. The child, who was subsequently transported to Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland for life threatening injuries, survived the incident but was left with significant permanent injuries as a result of the assault.

REYES pled guilty on January 14th, 2015, to charges of Assault in the First Degree, Assault in the Third Degree and two counts of Criminal Mistreatment after changing his plea two days into his trial.

Wednesday's sentencing was the culmination of an extensive investigation conducted by OSP Central Point detectives with the assistance of OSP detectives from the Portland Area Command and an OSP detective from the Roseburg Area Command.

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
Twitter: @ORStatePolice
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*** Update - Names/Photos Added *** Fatal Traffic Crash on I-84 MP 277 (Photo) - 03/20/15
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation of a single vehicle, fatal, roll-over traffic crash on I-84 near milepost 277 - Ladd Canyon.

Preliminary information indicates that shortly after 7:00 p.m., a Blue, 2000 Ford Excursion pulling a toy-hauler type travel trailer, being operated by TODD M. SCHROEDER, 54, of Milton-Freewater, was traveling eastbound on I-84 and descending Ladd Canyon when the vehicle lost control and rolled over into the center median. The vehicle was occupied by two adult and three juvenile passengers. The front seat adult passenger, JERRY W. SCHROEDER, 73, of Milton-Freewater, was transported via air ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland with serious injuries. The center seat passenger, FISHER SCHROEDER, age 14, of Milton-Freewater, was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver and two other juvenile passengers suffered minor injuries and were treated at Grande Ronde Hospital in La Grande. Information about safety belt use is still being investigated.

OSP was assisted by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Union County Sheriff's Office, Island City Rural Fire Department and the La Grande and North Powder ambulance. The cause of the crash is under investigation and any further questions can be referred to Trooper Robert Routt at the Oregon State Police office in La Grande.

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
Twitter: @ORStatePolice
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*** CORRECTION*** Troopers Seek Public's Help Locating Vehicle Involved in Hit and Run - McMinnville (Photo) - 03/19/15
*** CORRECTION ***
The previous release on this incident indicated this was a hit and run fatality - it was not fatal but a serious injury crash. OSP regrets the error.

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers investigating the March 8th, hit and run pedestrian SERIOUS INJURY crash in McMinnville have identified evidence collected from the scene they hope will assist them in locating the person/vehicle involved in this incident.

According to the Oregon State Police Forensic Laboratory - portions of a side-view mirror recovered from the crash scene have been identified as likely belonging to a 1986-1991 Ford Crown Victoria, Ford Country Squire, or Mercury Grand Marquis. OSP is asking anyone who may have information on this event, (for instance an auto parts store that sold a similar replacement mirror) to contact the lead investigator in this case by calling 503-472-0294 and asking for Sr. Trooper Drew, or by calling the Northern Command Center at 503-375-3555.

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

*** Previous Release ***
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are seeking the public's help locating a vehicle involved in a suspected hit and run incident on Highway 233 near SE Stringtown Road - McMinnville.

On March 8, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Oregon State Police troopers responded to a report of a person lying in the ditch on the southbound side of Highway 233 near milepost 6.2 - near Stringtown Road. Upon arrival, troopers contacted the pedestrian who was intoxicated and appeared to have been struck by a vehicle in the area. Debris and other evidence from the roadway was collected however, troopers are asking for the public's help in locating the vehicle involved in this matter.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Oregon State Police McMinnville Area Command at 503-472-0294 and asking for Sr. Trooper Drew, or by calling the Northern Command Center at 503-375-3555.

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
Twitter: @ORStatePolice
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ODOT and OSP make Spring Break Traffic Safety Partnership - 03/19/15
The Oregon State Police (OSP) and Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) are teaming up to keep Spring Break travelers safe on Oregon's roads this year; together, we want to help you make this a safe and memorable travel time. Travel safety involves taking responsibility for your own behaviors as well as watching out for one another. It also means:

* Observing the rules of the road.
* Seeing and being seen.
* Focusing on the task at hand so you can make smart choices while being aware of what others on the road are doing.

First: Obey the Rules of the Road.
So how do we keep our roads safe? For starters, we focus our efforts on the things that contribute most to serious injury or fatal crashes. Last year during Spring Break (March 23-29), OSP troopers made over 2700 stops for violations of our Fatal-5 traffic enforcement priorities.

The Fatal-5 includes Speed, Occupant Safety, Lane Safety, Impaired Driving and Distracted Driving, or S.O.L.I.D. OSP Superintendent Rich Evans puts it this way, "This kind of driving behavior creates the biggest risk to people's safety on our roadways. Focusing on them makes the biggest impact on traffic safety."

So, you might think, "I get it - those are serious." But then you might also think, "How about cell phones? Are you serious about them now?" And the answer is "Yes." If you get stopped for talking/texting while driving, you will get a ticket. Phone In One Hand. Ticket in the Other.

Second - "See and Be Seen."
Whether you are driving, riding, walking, motorcycling, skateboarding - whatever your mode - be on the lookout for others, and make it easier for everyone else to see you, too. Yes, you may be following the rules, but in most interactions between a car and a pedestrian, the pedestrian loses. Same with a bicyclist. Be alert, be considerate - see and be seen.

Then - Being Travel Smart:
The state of Oregon is a fantastic place to spend spring break, with our natural beauty, fun cities and towns, and everything in between. Here are some smart tips to keep those experiences enjoyable:

* www.tripcheck.com - Always start with a quick check of road conditions/hazards/delays.
* Equipment - double check tire pressure, oil levels and fluids before you venture out so you don't end up a hazard yourself.
* Make time for pit stops - a safety rest area can educate/refresh and inspire a great vacation.
* Don't forget the common sense - OSP Sergeant Dave Aydelotte of the Gold Beach Office reminds us car clouting thieves will always take advantage of an easy opportunity - conceal the valuables.

Over past five years, Oregon has averaged seven fatalities and 25 major injuries during the week of spring break (includes two weekends), and the most common kinds of crashes where "fixed/other object" (where a vehicle goes off the road and hits something) and "head on." Four of the 36 total fatalities that occurred over the past five spring breaks were pedestrians.

Be Safe and Travel Smart.
From the Oregon Department of Transportation and the Oregon State Police.

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
*** Update *** Fatal Traffic Crash on I 5 at French Prairie Rest Area on Ramp - 03/19/15
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into this morning's fatal semi-truck versus pedestrian crash on I-5 SB near milepost 281.

Preliminary information from troopers at the scene indicates that shortly before 6:00 a.m., a man who was living with his mother and sister and had been staying regularly at the southbound French Prairie Rest Area, south of Wilsonville, walked into the lane of travel on I-5 and was struck by a southbound semi-truck hauling wood chips. The man, identified as TERSEE S. GAR, 24, of Tualatin, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Early investigation indicates GAR had been talking about committing suicide.

Suicide is preventable when people in crisis are connected with qualified mental health professionals who can help. If you are considering suicide or you know someone who is - start by calling the National Suicide Prevention LifeLine at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) for help. Don't get fooled into thinking there is no help or hope.

OSP was assisted at the scene by the Oregon Department of Transportation. No photographs are available for release.

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

Oregon State Police troopers are on the scene of a fatal traffic crash on I 5 at MP 281 southbound. The crash involves a semi truck and pedestrian near French Prairie rest area. 2 of 3 lanes are affected as well as the on-ramp to I 5 from the rest area. Watch for emergency crews and go to www.tripcheck.com for road updates.

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
*** Update Name Added*** Single Vehicle Fatal Crash on HWY 58 near MP 15.5 just east of Lowell - Lane County - 03/19/15
*** Update ***
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into yesterdays fatal traffic crash on Highway 58 near milepost 15.5 east of Lowell in Lane County.

Early information indicates that a white, 2008 Toyota Tacoma pickup, was eastbound on highway 58 near milepost 15.5, just east of Lowell. For still undetermined reasons the Tacoma left the roadway, striking a guardrail and some trees. The operator, identified as BRADLEY J. RHEA, 58, of Oakridge, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

OSP was assisted at the scene by the Oregon Department of Transportation and the Dexter Rural Fire Protection District.

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Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are on the scene of a single vehicle fatal traffic crash on Highway 58 near milepost 15.5, just east of Lowell in Lane County.

Highway 58 traffic is not being impacted at this time. Additional information will be released when it becomes available.

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
Twitter: @ORStatePolice
OSP Troopers in The Dalles Continuing Custodial Interference Investigation - Wasco County - 03/18/15
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers in The Dalles are continuing the investigation into a reported custodial interference from this afternoon.

Early information from troopers indicates that shortly before 3:00 p.m, a woman came to the Oregon State Police patrol office in The Dalles to report her four (4) children, ranging in ages from 4-9, had failed to show up at school as planned. The mother stated she had allowed the children to stay with her uncle for the past several days. The uncle was to have taken the children to school this morning, but failed to do so. After being unable to reach the uncle, the mother contacted police to report the incident.

Troopers began working with the Northern Command Center (NCC) who was able to locate the suspect, identified as DONALD D. CLARK, age 61, of The Dalles, Oregon, in Goldendale via cell-phone ping. OSP contacted the Goldendale Police Department and requested they attempt to locate CLARK and the children.

At approximately 5:03 p.m., Goldendale PD advised OSP they had located CLARK and the four children unharmed. CLARK was taken into custody on an Oregon warrant for Custodial Interference. He was lodged at the Klickitat county jail. The children were reunited with their mother shortly thereafter.

OSP was assisted in this investigation by the Goldendale Washington Police Department and The Dalles Police Department. No photo's are available for release with this incident.

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
Twitter: @ORStatePolice
OSP Troopers in Springfield Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash on I-5 - Lane County - 03/18/15
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into last nights fatal pedestrian crash on I-5 near milepost 174.5 (southbound) in Lane County near Cottage Grove.

On March 17, at approximately 9:00 p.m., OSP troopers were dispatched to a report of a pedestrian walking on the shoulder and also in the right lane of travel on I-5 southbound near milepost 174.5, nearly being struck by passing vehicles. As troopers responded to the scene additional callers reported what appeared to be a person lying on the shoulder.

Upon arrival troopers discovered ERIC A. BOLDT, 42, of Eugene and with ties to Idaho, deceased on the highway shoulder. BOLDT was wearing a multicolored pullover and carrying a large digital camouflage backpack. One caller reported he may have had a mid-sized dog walking with him as well which has not been confirmed.

Troopers believe BOLDT may have been struck by a large or commercial type vehicle which may not have been aware of the crash. Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or have information pertaining to this crash is asked to contact Oregon State Police Collision Reconstructionist Sr. Trooper Blaine Hlebechuk at 541-726-2536 or by calling the Northern Command Center (NCC) at 800-243-7865.

No photographs are available for release at this time.

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
Twitter: @ORStatePolice
*** Charges Added *** Armed/Barricaded Subject near Blue River in Custody - Lane County - 03/18/15
*** Update ***
Oregon State Police have taken the person involved in today's armed stand-off in Lane County near Blue River into custody.

Preliminary information indicates that shortly before 10:00 p.m., members of the Oregon State Police SWAT team took the man, identified as 60-year-old DAVID L. SHOPTAW, of Blue River, into custody on several criminal charges including Unlawful use of a weapon, Menacing, Reckless Endangering, and Pointing a Firearm at another. SHOPTAW barricaded himself shortly before 2:00 p.m. today and although he was subdued by a taser he was not seriously injured during his arrest. He is being transported for further evaluation to a Eugene Area Hospital.

Earlier today, neighbors in the area reported a man, later identified as SHOPTAW, had fired multiple rounds out the window of his cabin at or near people who were walking in the area. When troopers arrived on scene, SHOPTAW indicated he had weapons and may have been experiencing a mental health crisis.

This investigation is ongoing and no further information is available at this time. OSP was assisted at the scene by the Lane County Sheriff's Office, Oregon Department of Transportation and McKenzie Fire and Rescue. No photograph is immediately available.

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

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are on-scene and continue to arrive on the scene of a reported disturbance involving and shooting in the Blue River Area. The incident shortly before 2:00 p.m. today near milepost 43 on Highway 126E near Blue River Drive.

Preliminary information indicates that a man living in residence nearby began firing randomly at people in the area and creating a disturbance. The man has now barricaded himself inside a residence and troopers are speaking to him at this time.

The public is not in danger and the incident is not impacting traffic in the area. No photographs are available at this time and additional updates to this release will follow.

Media inquiries may be directed to Lieutenant Josh Brooks, Public Information Officer via email at OSPPIO@state.or.us.
Two Men Stabbed During Altercation in Cave Junction - Josephine County - 03/17/15
Two Cave Junction men were treated for stabbing injuries after an altercation which occurred outside of a residence in the Cave Junction area. One man was treated and released and the other was taken into surgery for treatment related to the incident.

On March 16th, 2015, at approximately 1:46 PM, the Josephine County Sheriff's Office, along with troopers from the Oregon State Police Grants Pass work site responded to a report of a stabbing which occurred at 486 South Redwood Highway in Cave Junction. After an initial assessment, the Josephine County Sheriff's Office requested Oregon State Police Major Crimes Detectives respond as part of the Josephine County Major Crime Team to investigate the incident.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a physical assault occurred at the location between two men, LLOYD W. BLACKBURN, age 20 and DAVID J. BENNETT BRYANT, age 20, both of Cave Junction. During the altercation, both subjects received stabbing injuries from a weapon belonging to one of the men.

BRYANT was transported to Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass where he was taken into surgery for injuries sustained during the altercation. He is currently listed in stable but serious condition. BLACKBURN was transported to Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford where he was treated and released for his injuries. A third person received an injury to her hand when attempting to intervene in the altercation. She was not transported from the scene.

The Oregon State Police with assistance from the Josephine County District Attorney's Office is continuing the investigation into the incident. No arrests have been made at this time and no photographs are available for release.

CONTACT INFO:
Detective Jessica Hall Sergeant Jeff Fitzgerald
Criminal Investigation Services Division or Criminal Investigation Services Division
Central Point Area Command Central Point Area Command
541-618-7967 541-618-7952

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
Twitter: @ORStatePolice
St. Patricks Day Safety Message - 2015 - 03/16/15
St. Patrick's Day Release - Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving.

The Oregon State Police (OSP) is partnering with local police and sheriff's departments throughout Oregon by targeting drunk and impaired drivers during tomorrow's St. Patrick's Day Celebration.

For too many Americans, St. Patrick's Day has ended in tragedy due to drunk drivers getting behind the wheel. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on St. Patrick's Day from 2009 to 2013, there were a total of 276 lives lost in drunk-driving crashes.

OSP wants to remind drivers that being buzzed behind the wheel constitutes being drunk behind the wheel and may have dangerous or deadly consequences. "Buzzed means you are feeling the effects of the alcohol. But to a Trooper - it means you have already lost your ability to mitigate risk," said OSP Drug Recognition Expert Sergeant Evan Sether. "When a person feels drunk, he or she knows they are vulnerable and in no shape to make critical driving decisions. Buzzed however, means you have already lost your ability to identify and mitigate the risk and hazards behind the wheel but you may not be aware it's even happened."

This St. Patrick's Day - Avoid the hassle and use a designated driver.

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
Twitter: @ORStatePolice
*** Final Update *** OSP assisting Wasco County SO with an Armed/Barricaded Subject - The Dalles - 03/16/15
*** FINAL UPDATE ***
The Wasco County Sheriff's Office and Oregon State Police Arson Unit are investigating a fire which has been confirmed to involve a single fatality stemming from this mornings barricaded subject call in The Dalles.

According to OSP Lieutenant Pat Shortt, shortly after 1:00 p.m., as members of the Oregon State Police SWAT team approached the smoldering residence a large fire started spontaneously and members were forced to back away from the approach. Fire crews from Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue battled the fire and were able to extinguish it. As fire crews worked throughout the structure a single fatality was discovered. The name of the deceased person is being withheld pending identification and next of kin notification.

The Wasco County Sheriff's Office is the lead investigative agency on this incident and is being assisted by Arson Detectives from the Oregon State Police Arson Unit. Media questions may be directed to Chief Deputy Lane Magill at the Wasco County Sheriff's Office at 541-506-2580.

No photographs are available for release on this incident at this time.

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###

*** UPDATE ***
According to OSP Lieutenant Pat Shortt, at approximately 8:25 a.m., Wasco County Sheriff's Deputies arrived at 1100 Mt. Hood St., in The Dalles, to serve civil papers on the resident living there. As deputies knocked on the door gunshots were heard from within and deputies fell back and requested additional police to respond. Officers arriving at the scene created a perimeter and attempted negotiations with the occupant. Shortly thereafter, smoke began to come from inside the residence.

Lieutenant Shortt said deputies/officers do not have any information/evidence to indicate that more than a single person is present in the residence however, officers have not been able to speak with the occupant at any point during this incident.

The Oregon State Police Arson/Explosives Section has arrived on scene to assist with the investigation. The Fire Department is standing by to assist with Fire Suppression when it is safe to do so.

Media updates will be provided as soon as practicable.

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###

The Oregon State Police (OSP), Wasco County Sheriff's Office and The Dalles Police Department are asking residents in The Dalles to avoid streets in/around the 1100 Block of Mt. Hood Street for police activity there.

OSP troopers responded to assist the Wasco County Sheriff's Office and The Dalles Police Department with a barricaded subject. Officers on-scene have reported gunshots from inside the residence and a fire is reported inside as well. Command personnel are advising streets in the area of 1100 Mt. Hood Street have been blocked, including W. 10th Street, and are asking the public to avoid the area and use alternate routes when traveling nearby.

The Wasco County Sheriff's Department is the lead investigative agency in this incident. No photographs are available for this release.

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
*** Update *** Missing Lake County Man Found Deceased in Lake County - 03/15/15
*** Second Update ***
Oregon State Police (OSP) and the Lake County Sheriff's Office are continuing to investigate a report of a man found deceased south of Highway 140 near Lofton Reservoir in rural Lake County this afternoon.

According to OSP Sergeant Robert Fenner, at approximately 12:30 p.m., deputies and troopers were dispatched to an area approximately 2.4 miles south of the location where missing Lake County Man SPENCER KLING GIESEA, 44, is believed to have left his motorhome after he was last seen on Friday, February 13. Investigators contacted a couple driving in the area who spotted GIESEA's dog, Angel, as they passed by. When the couple returned a few hours later the dog was still in the area and as they stopped to investigate they discovered GIESEA deceased.

While the investigation is still on-going, investigators do not believe the death to be suspicious at this time, however, further review by the medical examiner's office is pending.

No photographs are available for release at this time.

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###

*** First Update ***
Oregon State Police (OSP) and the Lake County Sheriff's Office are continuing the search for a missing Klamath County man who was last seen on Friday, February 13, near Quartz Mountain Snow Park.

SPENCER KLING GIESEA, 44, was traveling with his two Yellow Labrador dogs in the area where his burned RV was located on Forest Service Road 3660 about 30 miles west of Lakeview. Yesterday, one of the dogs (Bella) was located about 1.5 miles north of where the RV was located, near the Gearhart Wilderness area.

OSP and the Lake County Sheriff's Office are asking anyone who may be in the area or was in the area and may have seen GIESEA or his dogs are asked to contact the Lake County Dispatch Center at 541-947-2504.

Photo of GIESEA and his two dogs (Bella and Angel) attached.

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

Original Release:
Oregon State Police and Lake County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's assistance in locating SPENCER KLING GIESEA, age 44, of Klamath County.

GIESEA was last seen Friday, February 13, 2015, in western Lake County north of the Quartz Mountain Snow Park. This area is approximately 30 miles west of the city of Lakeview. GIESEA's motor home became stuck on Forest Service Road 3660, north of Highway 140.

GIESEA's motor home was found in the same location on Saturday, February 14, 2015; however, the motor home was completely burned. GIESEA and his two dogs (yellow labs) were not around the motor home.

Lake County Search and Rescue responded and conducted a search for GIESEA. Since that time, additional resources have been brought in to assist in the search for GIESEA from Klamath County Search and Rescue, Jackson County Search and Rescue, Josephine County Search and Rescue, Siskiyou County Search and Rescue, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Oregon State Police, Civil Air Patrol and the Army Guard.

One of GIESEA's yellow labs has been located in the area; however, GIESEA and his other yellow lab are still missing.

GIESEA is 5'9" tall and weighs approximately 170 pounds. He has gray hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a jean jacket and snow pants. He was also wearing prescription glasses.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of GIESEA is encouraged to call Lake County dispatch at 541-947-2504.
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Fish & Wildlife Troopers in Newport Seek Public's Help with Bull Elk Poaching/Waste Case (Photo) - 03/13/15
The Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish and Wildlife Division in Newport is asking for the public's help locating the person(s) responsible for the unlawful killing and waste of two bull elk in Lincoln County.

On Wednesday, March 4, 2015, Newport OSP Fish and Wildlife Troopers received a complaint of two dead bull elk floating in the Siletz River about three quarters of a mile upriver from Strome Park. The following morning, both of the bull elk were located. One bull was identified as a 5x6 and the other was as a 5x5. Both were shot and left to waste with no meat removed from the carcasses. The elk were not salvageable, and it appeared the elk had only been dead for a few days.

A total reward of up to $6,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction related to the investigation. A $1,000 reward is being offered by The Oregon Hunters Association Turn-In-Poacher program. An additional $5,000 reward is being offered by The Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Sr. Trooper Ryan Kehr or Sergeant Todd Thompson through the Turn in Poachers hotline at 1-800-452-7888. Information may be kept anonymous.

Contact Officer:
Senior Trooper Ryan Kehr
Oregon State Police Newport
541-270-0097

Secondary Contact:
Sgt. Todd Thompson
Oregon State Police Newport
541-265-5354 ext. 224

Media with additional questions should contact Sgt. Thompson at the above listed number or email OSPPIO@state.or.us

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
Twitter: @ORStatePolice
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Woman Missing from Klamath Falls Area since January (Photo) - 03/10/15
The following news release is being forwarded at the request of the Klamath Falls Police Department: (Media inquires should be directed to KFPD Detective Brandon Dougherty)

MISSING:
Alicia Christine Scott
AKA: Alicia Jensen or Alicia Maris

Alicia went missing from the Klamath Falls, Oregon area on Thursday, January 22nd, 2015. Alicia is 35 years old, 5'03" 140 pounds. Alicia has medium length blonde hair. Alicia has family in the Bend, Oregon, area but has not contacted her family since January 22nd. Alicia does not have a lot of ties to the Klamath Falls area but is believed to have been in town for a few weeks before she went missing. Alicia is currently listed as a missing person. If you have any information about Alicia's whereabouts or had recent contact with her:

Please contact Detective Brandon Dougherty at the
Klamath Falls Police Department
541-883-5336
Anonymous information can be left at the Klamath Falls Police Tip-line at 541-883-5334

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
Curry County Major Crimes Team Investigating Pursuit / Officer Involved Shooting - Brookings - 03/09/15
Brookings, Ore. The Curry County Major Crimes Team is investigating a pursuit which included an officer involved shooting last night on House Rock Viewpoint Road, north of Brookings in Curry County.

Preliminary information from investigators indicates that shortly after 11:00 p.m., on Sunday, March 8, a Brookings Police Department officer attempted to stop a silver, 1982 Honda Civic, for a traffic violation in the city of Brookings. The vehicle fled north on Highway 101 from Brookings until about milepost 351 when it turned west on House Rock View Point Road, which dead ends. As two officers from the Brookings Police Department pulled in behind the vehicle near the roads end, the suspect, identified as MARSHALL B. RANDALL, age 29 of Crescent City, CA, turned around and sped toward them.

Both officers fired as the vehicle approached and one was injured when the Honda struck him. RANDALL continued after the impact and fled the area. The second officer was not injured during the incident.

RANDALL was taken into custody at approximately 5:01 a.m., this morning after a homeowner in the area of Eggers Road, north of Brookings, called 9-1-1 to report a suspicious person attempting to break into a car. As troopers, deputies and officers responded to the area they located RANDALL and took him into custody without further incident. He was not injured during the Rock View Point Road shooting or subsequent arrest.

RANDALL is in custody on the following charges:
* Attempted Aggravated Murder (x2)
* Assault II
* Attempted Assault II
* Attempt to Elude Police with a vehicle - Felony
* Reckless Driving
* Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle
* Burglary I
* Criminal Mischief I (x2)

Additional charges may be added following a review by the Curry County District Attorney's Office.

The Curry County Major Crimes Team is investigating this incident and OSP is the lead investigative agency. OSP is being assisted by the Curry County Sheriff's Office, Brookings Police Department, and the Curry County District Attorney's Office.

Further media inquiries should be directed to the Oregon State Police and will be coordinated with the Curry County District Attorney. No photographs are available for release at this time.

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
Twitter: @ORStatePolice
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Serious Injury Motorcycle Crash on HWY 101 near MP 122 near Salishan (Photo) - 03/08/15
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into yesterday evenings serious injury motorcycle crash on highway 101 near milepost 122 - in the Salishan area.

Early information indicates that at approximately 7:20 p.m., a 2005 Honda CRV, operated by ALEXANDRIA TIPTON, 33, of Salem, was turning north onto highway 101 from Gleneden Beach Loop near Salishan. A 2004, Yamaha Motorcycle, being driven by JASON TAYLOR, 42, of Salem, was southbound on highway 101 when the CRV turned in front of it. TAYLOR, and his female passenger were transported to the Salem Hospital with serious injuries. The operator of the CRV was cited for making a dangerous left turn.

Both north and southbound lanes were closed for approximately one hour. OSP was assisted by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Depoe Bay Fire and Rescue, Lincoln County District Attorney's Office, and the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.

### www.oregon.gov/OP ###
Twitter @ORStatePolice
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Fatal Motorcycle Crash on HWY 26 near milepost 52 - Government Camp (Photo) - 03/08/15
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are investigating a single vehicle motorcycle crash that occurred on highway 26 near milepost 52 near government camp.

Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 1:20 a.m, a black, 1982 Kawasaki motorcycle, was traveling westbound on highway 26 near milepost 52 when the rider lost control while negotiating a curve. The motorcycle slid across both eastbound lanes and crashed into a guard rail. The operator, identified as ANGELA R. DECORTE, 34, of Gresham, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

OSP was assisted at the scene by the Hoodland Fire Department and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
Twitter: @ORStatePolice
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Search Warrant Service at a Mt. Vernon Residence Leads to Arrest/Seizure - 03/06/15
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into suspected drug trafficking in Grant County near Mt. Vernon.

Investigators from the Oregon State Police and Grant County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant at a residence on N. Mountain Blvd. in Mt. Vernon. Investigators arrested and lodged in jail 56-year-old BUFORD W. BRELAND, of Mt. Vernon, on multiple charges of delivery/manufacture of a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine and 5 counts of delivery of methamphetamine to a minor.

Also arrested and lodged in jail was LISA MOSS, 22, of Mt. Vernon, on the charges of possession of methamphetamine and frequenting a drug house. TAHNEE HELMS, 19, and ALICIA M. JUAREZ, 20, of Mt. Vernon, were cited and released for frequenting a drug house.

Approximately 1 ounce of methamphetamine, several hundred hydrocodone tablets and cash was seized as evidence during the course of the search. The investigation is continuing and anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to contact the Oregon State Police John Day work site at (541) 575-1363.

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
Twitter: @ORStatePolice
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* Media Photo * Fatal Pedestrian Involved Crash on HWY 42 near MP 67 - Douglas County (Photo) - 03/06/15
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into last nights fatal vehicle versus pedestrian crash on highway 42 near milepost 67 in Douglas County - at the intersection of Strickland Canyon Road and highway 42.

Preliminary information suggests that at approximately 11:21 p.m., SETH GUNN, 18, of Roseburg, was standing in the westbound lane of highway 42 in an attempt to get assistance for his broken down vehicle. GUNN was struck by a 1990 Ford Ranger pickup being driven by 59-year-old DARRELD S. HANNA, of Winston. GUNN was pronounced deceased at the scene. HANNA is cooperating with investigators as they conduct a reconstruction of the crash site.

Highway 42 was blocked for about an hour before investigators were able to open 1 lane for traffic to get through. It was reopened at approximately 8:00 a.m., this morning.

OSP was assisted at the scene by the Oregon Department of Transportation and the Winston/Dillard Fire Department.

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
Twitter: @ORStatePolice
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Fatal Traffic Crash on HWY 26 near MP 33 - Clackamas County (Photo) - 03/06/15
Oregon State Police (OSP)troopers are continuing the investigation of a fatal motor vehicle crash on highway 26 near milepost 33 in Clackamas County.

Preliminary information indicates that shortly before 3:30 a.m., a white, 2014 Hyundai 4-door sedan, driven by MICHAEL E. EBERITZSCH II, 22, of Bend, was traveling eastbound on highway 26 at milepost 33 when it left its lane and crossed into the right hand lane of westbound traffic. The Hyundai collided head-on with a 2003 Kenworth log truck with its trailer bunked. A wheel from the log truck came off during the crash striking another semi-truck as it passed by in a secondary crash.

The driver of the Hyundai was pronounced deceased at the scene. Both drivers in the semi-trucks were not injured during the incident and are cooperating with investigators. While this incident is still under investigation speed and alcohol are being investigated as a potential factors in this crash.

OSP was assisted by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Sandy Police Department, Oregon Department of Transportation, Sandy Fire Department and Hoodland Fire Department.

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
Twitter: @ORStatePolice
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*** Update *** Fatal Traffic Crash on HWY 99W near MP 30 - Yamhill County (Photo) - 03/05/15
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into this morning's fatal crash on highway 99W near milepost 30, just south of McDougal Junction in Yamhill County.

Preliminary information from investigators indicates that shortly after 10:00 A.M. today, a Tan Ford SUV was traveling northbound on highway 99W when for undetermined reasons the vehicle crossed the centerline into the southbound lane. The Ford collided with a southbound dump truck which was pulling a pup trailer, then crossed back across the northbound lane and rolled over into a ditch. The driver of the Ford, identified as MATTHEW B. CHILDRESS, 32, of McMinnville, who was not wearing safety restraints, was partially ejected and pronounced deceased at the scene. His front passenger, identified as CHRISTINE A. SCHNEIBLE, 32, of McMinnville, was transported to Willamette Valley Medical Center in McMinnville with serious but non-life threatening injuries. The dump truck, owned by Wilkins Trucking and loaded with scrap metal, was driven by RAUL GUTIERREZ-TORRES, 43, of Wood Village, who was not injured and is cooperating with investigators.

OSP is being assisted by the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), Dayton Fire Department and Lafayette Fire Department.

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
Twitter: @ORStatePolice
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*** Media Photo *** Serious Injury Head-On Crash HWY 26 in Washington County (Photo) - 02/27/15
*** Update ***
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into this afternoons serious injury head-on crash on HWY 26 at milepost 40.

Preliminary information from troopers involved in the investigation indicates that shortly before 5:00 P.M., on Friday, February 27, a grey 2005 Honda CR-V, operated by LYNNE FIELD, 66, of Portland, was westbound on highway 26 near milepost 40 when it went onto the highway shoulder. The driver over-corrected from the shoulder and crossed the highway into the oncoming eastbound lane of travel; striking a blue, 2014 Chevrolet Sonic passenger car, head-on.

The driver of the CR-V, FIELD, was transported by LifeFlight to Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) with injuries described as critical. The driver of the Sonic, identified as RICHARD G. PAUL, 54, of Pearland Texas, and his passenger, MARY E. PAUL, 52, also of Pearland, were transported via ground ambulance to OHSU with reportedly serious injuries.

OSP was assisted at the scene by the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Banks Fire Department and Oregon Department of Transportation. The investigation is ongoing and no further details are available at this time.

Original Release:
The road is blocked as the investigation continues. Motorists are asked to use alternate routes or expect delays. Check www.tripcheck.com for road status updates. Additional information will be released when it becomes available.

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
Twitter: @ORStatePolice
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*** Photo's Added *** Fatal Traffic Crash HWY 58 at MP 5 in Lane County (Photo) - 02/27/15
Third Release - Photos now added. Media Only Release.

*** Update *** Photo's to be released later.

Pleasant Hill OR: Troopers from the Springfield Area Command of the Oregon State Police (OSP) are continuing the investigation into this evenings two-vehicle, head-on crash on Highway 58 near milepost 5 in Lane County.

Preliminary information indicates that on February 26, at approximately 6:15 p.m., a white, 2003 Toyota pickup operated by 66-year old, GLEN D. PRATER, of Pleasant Hill, was traveling eastbound on highway 58 when for unknown reasons it drove into oncoming westbound traffic. PRATER'S vehicle collided head-on with a blue, 2011 Chevy Silverado , injuring its driver, 34-year-old, RYAN E. HARTMAN, and his wife, 32-year-old, JENNIFER L. HARTMAN and their 8 year old son; all residents of Malin, Oregon.

PRATER was pronounced deceased by medics at the scene. The HARTMAN family was transported to Riverbend Hospital where they were treated for minor injuries..

Investigators are working to determine if a semi-truck may have also been involved in the incident which was reported to have lost a wheel however, that is still undetermined. The crash remains under investigation.

Preliminary information indicates all involved were wearing safety belts. Highway 58 was down to a single lane for approximately four hours.

OSP was assisted by Pleasant Hill Fire, Dexter Fire and ODOT.

Original Release:
Oregon State Police ( OSP ) are on the scene of a fatal traffic crash on HWY 58 at MP 5 in Lane County. Motorists traveling in the area are advised to use alternate routes or expect delays as early information indicates the road is blocked. More information will be released when it becomes available. For closure updates go to www.tripcheck.com.

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
Twitter: @ORStatePolice
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*** Update *** Missing Inmate from Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla Located/Arrested (Photo) - 02/26/15
*** Update ***
At approximately 10:49 a.m. on February 26, Umatilla County Dispatch received a call from a citizen reporting a sighting of Inmate Steven Fox near South 1st Street and East McKinney Ave just south of Hermiston. A Umatilla County Sheriff's Deputy responded and located Inmate Fox at approximately 11:00 a.m., near the reported location.

Inmate Fox was taken into custody without incident. After being taken into custody by UCSO he was transferred to the custody of the Oregon State Police and subsequently lodged at the Umatilla County Jail on an outstanding warrant issued as a result of his escape.

The Oregon State Police wishes to thank the public for remaining observant during the search for Inmate Fox and for the tip that ultimately led to his arrest.

Original Release:
Detectives from the Oregon State Police (OSP) are continuing their investigation and search for Inmate STEVEN LEE FOX, 49, who walked away from an inmate work crew at the Finley Buttes Landfill near Boardman on February 25th. The whereabouts of Inmate FOX are unknown at this time and detectives are working with the Department of Corrections in attempts to locate him.

Members of OSP and the Morrow County Sheriff's Office patrolled the area Inmate Fox was last observed throughout the night but were unsuccessful in locating him and plan to continue patrolling the area throughout the day.

OSP and local law enforcement wish to remind people traveling in Western Umatilla and Eastern Morrow Counties to be observant and report any suspicious persons and are reminded to be cautious of picking up any hitchhikers in the area.

Anyone who sees or has seen Inmate FOX is asked to contact the Oregon State Police by calling 800-452-7888.

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

Original DOC Release:
Today at approximately 11:00 a.m., inmate Steven Lee Fox walked away from an Oregon Department of Corrections work crew at Finley Buttes Landfill near Boardman. Oregon State Police and the Umatilla County Sheriff's Office are responding.

Fox is an inmate at Two Rivers Correctional Institution (TRCI) in Umatilla. He was working on a ten-man crew when staff discovered he was missing.

Fox is a 49-year-old Caucasian male, 225 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans with the word "inmate" and the DOC logo stenciled on the knee in orange; and a blue t-shirt similarly stenciled in orange.

Fox entered DOC custody on Dec. 7, 2010, on one count of burglary in the first degree, one count of unlawful use of a vehicle, and one count of robbery in the second degree out of Multnomah County. He also has one count of burglary in the first degree out of Umatilla County. His earliest release date is Aug. 12, 2016.

Anyone with information regarding Fox's whereabouts is asked to call Oregon State Police at
1-800-452-7888.

Contact Info:
Lori Davis, 541-922-2008, Lori.A.Davis@doc.state.or.us
Betty Bernt, 503-551-1216, Betty.A.Bernt@doc.state.or.us
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*** Update *** January 25th Shooting Investigation in La Pine Leads to Charges/Arrest - 02/26/15
*** Update ***
On January 25, 2015, troopers from the Oregon State Police (OSP) responded to northern Klamath County to investigate a report of a drive by shooting. GARY T. DAVIS,31, of La Pine was identified as a suspect in the shooting and was subsequently involved in a brief stand-off with police in La Pine. (Previous release)

Detectives continuing the investigation identified and interviewed additional witnesses and gathered new evidence which led to the issuance of an arrest warrant in Klamath County for the charge of attempted murder for DAVIS.

On February 25, DAVIS turned himself in to troopers at the Oregon State Police office in Bend without incident. DAVIS was arrested and transported to Klamath County Jail on the Attempted Murder warrant.

Any further releases will be coordinated through the Klamath County District Attorney's Office.

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###

Previous Release:
Posted on FlashAlert: January 25th, 2015 11:31 AM
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation of a drive-by shooting in Northern Klamath County, which prompted a SWAT response to La Pine early this morning.

Preliminary information from on-scene commanders indicates that just before 2:00 A.M., this morning, 9-1-1 call centers in Klamath County received a report of shots being fired at or into a residence on Collar Drive, just south of La Pine. Troopers investigating the incident learned the suspect, identified as 31-year-old GARY T. DAVIS, of La Pine, had threatened a man at that location previously. No injuries were reported during the shooting and the matter is still under investigation.

Shortly before 7:00 A.M., troopers and Deschutes County Sheriff's Department deputies, tracked DAVIS to a residence at 52905 Meadows Lane, in La Pine (Deschutes County) where he was staying with his girlfriend, identified as TASHA L. MURPHEY, age 24, also of La Pine. Troopers and deputies who arrived began negotiating with the subjects who barricaded themselves in the residence. A limited number of OSP SWAT personnel were dispatched to the scene to assist with the incident.

At approximately 9:50 A.M., DAVIS was taken into custody without further incident on a probation violation with additional charges pending. MURPHEY was not injured during the incident. OSP Criminal Investigative Services Division is continuing the investigation.
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