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Update: Reward Increased - OSP Fish & Wildlife Division Asking For Public's Help in Investigation of Fawn Deer Shooting in Douglas County (Photo) - 04/22/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division continues to ask for the public's help for information to identify the suspect(s) involved in the late March shooting of a fawn deer in Douglas County. 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.

On March 28, 2014 at approximately 10:00 p.m., unknown suspect(s) drove near the 1600 block of Melqua Road about 1.5 miles east of Melrose Store, shot a fawn deer and left it in a ditch along the side of the road. An OSP Fish & Wildlife trooper responded and is conducting an investigation.

The reward is now up to $5,500, offered by the Oregon Hunters Association TIP Reward Program and HSUS and HSWLT for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case. Anyone with information is asked to call the Turn-in-Poacher TIP line at 1-800-452-7888 or Senior Trooper Don Frerichs at (541) 440-3334 ext 4540 or email don.frerichs@state.or.us. More information about the Turn-In-Poachers Program is available at
http://www.oregon.gov/OSP/FW/Pages/f_w_tip.aspx.

"Shooting a defenseless fawn and dumping it in a ditch to rot is cruel and unacceptable," said Scott Beckstead, Oregon senior state director for The HSUS. "The person who illegally shot this baby deer needs to be held accountable for his or her action. We applaud the Oregon State Police for their tireless work to investigate this shooting."

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. The HSUS recently doubled its standard poaching reward from $2,500 to $5,000 thanks to a generous donation from an HSUS board member.

Questions regarding the increased reward off from The Humane Society of the United States should be directed to Kaitlin Sanderson at (301) 721-6463 or ksanderson@humanesociety.org.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Stanfield Woman Arrested Following Attempt to Elude in Milton-Freewater Area - 04/21/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested a Stanfield-area woman Monday after she attempted to elude OSP in the Milton-Freewater area.

On April 21, 2014 at approximately 11:51 a.m., OSP received a driving complaint of a 1996 Buick four-door on Highway 11 passing vehicles in a no-passing zone at speeds near 100 mph. Four minutes later, an OSP sergeant saw the vehicle and obtained a speed reading of 89 mph in a 55 mph speed zone and attempted a traffic stop.

The driver failed to yield, and continued toward Milton-Freewater until stopping on SW 7th Avenue and S. Main Street at approximately 12 noon when OSP arrested the driver with the assistance of Milton-Freewater Police Department.

OPAL THERESA LONG, age 64, from Stanfield, was lodged in Umatilla County Jail for Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle, Reckless Driving, and Recklessly Endangering Another Person.

No photographs available for this release.

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Woman Indicted, Arrested for Murder in Josephine County (Photo) - 04/21/14
A 38-year old woman was indicted and is in custody pending an appearance in Josephine County Circuit Court related to a homicide investigation. The deceased's remains were found recently at a remote campsite in the Sunny Valley-area but have not been positively identified.

Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division detectives received information from Grants Pass Department of Public Safety on April 2, 2014, about a missing person who was believed to be deceased. Because the initial investigation indicated the incident occurred outside of Grants Pass, OSP detectives took over the investigation and the Josephine County Major Crime Team was activated on April 7.

The Josephine Major Crime Team (comprised of members from OSP, Grants Pass Department of Public Safety, and Josephine County District Attorney's Office) worked jointly with OSP detectives from the Roseburg and Springfield offices. On April 9, a suspect identified as JACQUELYN KELLY NOVACK, age 38, from Murphy, was located in Eugene by OSP Springfield detectives and arrested on an unrelated OSP assault case warrant charging Probation Violation.

Subsequent investigation led investigators to a remote campsite April 9, 2014, in the Sunny Valley-area where they located human remains. Investigators believe the remains are that of a male in his mid-30s. Positive identification will be released once confirmed by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's office and next of kin have been notified.

NOVACK was indicted April 18 by a Josephine County Grand Jury for Murder, Tampering with Evidence, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. She is lodged in the Josephine County Jail and an appearance on the charges is pending in Josephine County Circuit Court.

The investigation is pending.

Questions may be referred to the Josephine County District Attorney's Office.

Photograph - Josephine County Sheriff's Office

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Death Investigation - Eugene Man Dies After Large Log Rolls Over Him on Florence-area Beach (Photo) - 04/21/14
A 58-year old Eugene man died Sunday night at a Florence-area hospital from injuries suffered when the ocean surf rolled a large log over him as he tried to help family member on the North Jetty beach near Florence.

On April 20, 2014 at approximately 5:55 p.m., a report was received of a person being run over by a log in the surf about 50 yards north of North Jetty. The man was reportedly not breathing and a witness, who was an off-duty firefighter, pulled the man to a safe area and performed CPR. The man reportedly began breathing again before emergency responders arrived.

Siuslaw Fire & Rescue, Western Lane Ambulance, and Oregon State Police (OSP) responded to the scene. An ambulance transported MING HSIEH, age 58, from Eugene, to PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased after arrival.

Investigation indicated that the victim was visiting the beach with several family members and was sitting on the sand leaning against a log pole estimated 40 feet long and 25 inches in diameter. An elderly female family member was sitting on the log when a big wave came toward them, moving too fast for them to move out of the way. The water knocked the woman off the log and the victim and his daughter away from the log. The victim was trying to help the elderly woman up when the receding water pushed the log over him.

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) urges beach visitors to not approach logs that are within reach of the surf because even large logs or debris can easily move unexpectedly even in just a few inches of water. Additional beach safety tips are available on the OPRD website at:
http://www.oregon.gov/oprd/PARKS/pages/beach_tips.aspx

Trooper Darrell Sheets is the lead investigator.

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Update #3: Deceased Ontario Bank Robbery Suspect Identified; Public Asked to Help Locate Next of Kin (Photo) - 04/21/14
A joint investigation by Oregon State Police (OSP), Ontario Police Department (OPD) and FBI is continuing into the April 10, 2014 Bank of the West branch in Ontario. The suspect died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, witnessed by an Ontario police officer, after stopping on the side of an area road south of Ontario. The deceased suspect's name is released in this update. Investigators have exhausted all available means to try and find relatives and is asking the public for information to help find next of kin.

The deceased suspect is identified as JOSEPH THOMAS JOHNSTON, age 71. JOHNSTON's last known residence was in Mohave Valley, Arizona, where he reportedly lived alone in a mobile home park. He left his residence March 1, 2014, in his 1987 Dodge pickup enroute to an unknown location in the Pacific Northwest to see a friend named "Paul" who was reported ill and being cared for by the friend's daughter.

Investigators learned JOHNSTON was diabetic and his pickup contained ten oxygen tanks used to help him with personal medical problems. He is described as a white male, 5'10", 200 lbs, with grey hair. He had no tattoos. Three photographs of JOHNSTON dated 2012, 2010, & 2007 are provided with this release to help locate next of kin.

JOHNSTON is reported to have ties in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Montana, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Ohio, Maryland, and Florida. Investigators don't know if he has any siblings and unconfirmed information indicates his parents are deceased and he may have been married in the past.

OSP, OPD and FBI are being assisted by Ada County, Idaho Coroner's Office. Anyone with information to help locate next of kin is asked to call OSP Detective Javier Marquez at (541) 889-6469 ext. 752 or email Javier.marquez@state.or.us.

Most recent information release regarding the April 10th incident is available on our website at:
http://www.oregon.gov/osp/NEWSRL/Pages/news/04_14_2014_update_ontario_bankrobbery_death.aspx

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Injury Traffic Crash - Interstate 84 west of Huntington in Eastern Oregon (Photo) - 04/21/14
A Baker City man received minor injuries Monday morning after reportedly falling asleep while driving and crashing into a metal highway sign post along Interstate 84 about ten miles west of Huntington in eastern Oregon. The man was extricted and taken to a Baker City hospital for treatment of injuries.

According to Sergeant Ty Duby, on April 21, 2014 at approximately 7:30 a.m., a 1993 Geo four-door driven by HECTOR TORRES, age 25, from Baker City, was westbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 333 when the car traveled off the freeway and rolled before coming to rest against a metal highway sign post. TORRES was extricated by personnel from Huntington Fire Department and Baker City Fire/Ambulance. He was using safety restraints and was transported by ambulance to St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Baker City.

OSP troopers from the Baker City work site responded to investigate. TORRES was cited by OSP for Fail to Drive Within Lane.

ODOT assisted at the scene.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 22E near Gates in Marion County - 04/19/14
A 48-year old woman was seriously injured Friday night in a single vehicle, alcohol-involved traffic crash along Highway 22E in the Gates area. Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers investigating the crash later cited the driver who is being treated at Salem Hospital.

On April 18, 2014 at approximately 11:13 p.m., a 1986 Toyota pickup driven by TAMMY HELTON, age 48, from Gates, was traveling on Highway 22E near milepost 34 when she lost control and the pickup rolled off the highway. HELTON was ejected and came to rest on the roadway seriously injured.

HELTON was transported by air ambulance to Salem Hospital. Subsequent to the initial investigation, she was cited to appear at a later date in Marion County Circuit Court for DUII and Reckless Driving.

OSP troopers from the Salem Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Gates Rural Fire Protection District responded to the scene to assist. The highway was blocked for about an hour.

No photographs available for this release.

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Prineville Man Arrested on Sex Abuse Charge; OSP Investigation Continuing (Photo) - 04/18/14
A Prineville man, who was a scout master with the Prineville-area Boy Scouts, turned himself in to Oregon State Police (OSP) detectives after he was indicted and a warrant issued for his arrest for Sex Abuse in the First Degree.

On April 18, 2014, JAMES ALLEN WILSON, age 36, from Prineville, turned himself in at the Deschutes County Jail. WILSON was indicted by a Klamath County Grand Jury and an arrest warrant issued. Arrangements were made for WILSON to surrender himself at the Deschutes County Jail.

OSP detectives were investigating allegations that WILSON sexually abused a male who was a minor at the time of the alleged crimes over a several year period. WILSON was involved with the Boy Scouts organization since his childhood and was a Scout Master for several years in Prineville. His association with the organization ended after the investigation started.

OSP Criminal Investigations Division believes there may be other victims and is interested in speaking with anyone who has information related to this investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Mitch Meyer at (541) 633-2225 or email mitch.meyer@state.or.us.

Photograph - Deschutes County Sheriff's Office

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Interagency Tillamook Narcotics Team Investigation Leads to Seizure of 7 lbs of Meth, Guns, Meth Lab, & Two Arrests in Salem (Photo) - 04/18/14
Following a lengthy multi-agency investigation led by the Tillamook Narcotics Team (TNT), in conjunction with the DEA - Salem Task Force, detectives arrested two Salem-area residents Friday morning and seized approximately 7 lbs of methamphetamine, seven guns (two stolen), ammunition, cash and a clandestine methamphetamine reduction lab. The drug, property and evidence seizures were the result of a traffic stop and subsequent search warrant served at a residence.

During the early morning hours of April 18, 2014, a traffic stop was conducted on a 2002 Subaru Impreza driven by LISANDRO SANCHEZ, age 23, from Salem. During the stop, a drug detection canine alerted on the vehicle in which a secret compartment was found containing approximately 6.5 lbs of packaged methamphetamine. SANCHEZ was taken into custody as the investigation continued.

Detectives later served a search warrant at SANCHEZ's residence located at 2270 Hyde Street SE in Salem where they arrested his girlfriend, CHERYL PURCELL, age 24. During a search of the residence and property, detectives found a methamphetamine reduction lab in a back yard shed. OSP Drug Enforcement Section detectives trained in processing clandestine labs responded to the residence to process and clean up the lab.

Located in the residence was approximately a half pound of methamphetamine, 7 firearms (two of which had previously been reported stolen), drug records and other evidence.

LISANDRO SANCHEZ was lodged in the Marion County Jail on the following charges:

* Felon in Possession of a Firearm (7 counts)
* Theft by Receiving (2 counts)
* Unlawful Manufacture of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine
* Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine (2 counts)
* Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine (3 counts)
* Frequenting a Place Where Drugs are Used/Kept/Sold

CHERYL PURCELL was lodged in the Marion County Jail on the following charges:

* Theft by receiving (2 counts)
* Unlawful Manufacture of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine
* Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine
* Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine
* Frequenting a Place Where Drugs are Used/Kept/Sold

TNT is comprised of members from the Tillamook County Sheriff's Office and Oregon State Police.

The DEA Task Force is comprised of members from DEA, Department of Justice, Marion County Sheriff's Office, Salem Police Department, and Oregon State Police.

Questions should be directed to Tillamook County Sheriff's Office TNT supervisor.

Photograph Sources:
Sanchez & Purcell - Marion County Sheriff's Office
Meth & Guns - Oregon State Police Drug Enforcement Section

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OSP, Clackamas County SO, Tualatin Police Targeting Distracted Drivers April 21 & 25 on Interstate 5 & Interstate 205 - 04/18/14
Next week, the Oregon State Police (OSP), Clackamas County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) and Tualatin Police Department are conducting joint enforcement operations on Interstate 5, Interstate 205 and area roads aimed to prevent traffic crashes that may be connected with distracted driving. During April, law enforcement and traffic safety partners have taken educational and enforcement steps to increase awareness and save lives during national "Distracted Driving Awareness" month.

OSP, ODOT, law enforcement in Oregon and around the nation, along with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) consider distracted driving to be an emerging highway safety issue that must be addressed. OSP, CCSO and Tualatin Police Department are conducting joint enforcement efforts Monday morning, April 21, and Friday afternoon, April 25.

Distraction is anything that diverts the driver's attention from the primary tasks of navigating the vehicle and responding to critical events. To put it another way, a distraction is anything that takes your eyes off the road (visual distraction), your mind of the road (cognitive distraction), your hands off the wheel (manual distraction) and hearing something not related to driver (auditory distraction).

Distracted driving-related behavior may be factors in crashes involving following too close, fail to obey traffic control devices, fail to maintain lane of travel, and roadway departures. The most obvious violation associated with distracted driving will be handled through enforcement of Oregon's cell phone law (Unlawful Use of a Mobile Communication Device).

According to ODOT, from 2008 - 2012 in Oregon, 13 people were killed in crashes involving drivers using a handheld mobile communication device to talk or text. During that same five year period in Oregon, 65 people died in crashes involving any kind of distracted driver.

OSP, CCSO and Tualatin Police Department remind drivers of all ages that a lot can happen during a period of distracted driving, no matter how brief it may be. For example, when sending or receiving a text, a driver's eyes are taken off the road for an average of 4.6 seconds. At 55 mph (the posted speed on the targeted highways listed above), this is the equivalent to driving the length of a football field while blindfolded.

Now is a good time for all users of the transportation system to put away the distractions and focus on getting where you want to go safely.

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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Seizure of 45 lbs of Marijuana, 1/4 lb of Hash & Arrest of 2 Washington Men - Interstate 5 near Central Point (Photo) - 04/18/14
An Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop Thursday night near Central Point led to the arrest of two Washington residents after the trooper discovered they were transporting approximately 45 pounds of marijuana and a quarter pound of hash in their vehicle. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation.

On April 17, 2014 at approximately 11:00 p.m., an OSP trooper stopped a Saturn station wagon displaying Washington license plates northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 32 for a speed violation. The vehicle's two occupants were identified as driver RYAN A. LONGLEY, age 23, from Lake Tapps, Washington, and passenger COTY S. HAMMOND, age 22, from Spanaway, Washington.

Subsequent investigation led to the discovery of approximately 45 pounds of marijuana and a quarter pound of hash concealed in trash bags inside the car. Estimated value of the seized marijuana and hash is over $110,000.

HAMMOND and LONGLEY were both lodged in the Jackson County Jail for felony Unlawful Possession and Delivery of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana.

Photographs - Jackson County Sheriff's Office

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Correction: OSP Detectives Investigate Incident Involving Jackson County Deputy's Car Sideswiping Armed, Fleeing Man in White City - 04/17/14
Correction: OSP detective investigating advised deputy was in a marked vehicle.

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Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division detectives, at the request of Jackson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO), are investigating an incident that occurred early Thursday afternoon in which a deputy's marked vehicle sideswiped a man armed with a gun. The suspect was trying to flee deputies on foot from a vehicle at a White City gas station and was eventually taken into custody in a nearby field with the assistance of a JCSO K-9.

On April 17, 2014 at approximately 12:01 p.m., JCSO deputies responded to a report of a wanted person inside a vehicle at a White City-area Chevron gas station. As two deputies arrived on scene, two people were seen inside the car. A male, later identified as FRANK JOSEPH HERNANDEZ JR, age 21, from Central Point, exited from the rear seat and as he started running, a gun fell from his person onto the ground.

A deputy in an marked vehicle started driving in the direction HERNANDEZ was running as a second handgun fell onto the ground. HERNANDEZ allegedly stopped, grabbed the second gun off the ground and pointed it at the approaching marked vehicle driven by the deputy. As HERNANDEZ turned to run again, the marked vehicle sideswiped HERNANDEZ briefly knocking him to the ground before he got up and ran into a field.

A deputy with a K-9 pursued on foot. The K-9 overtook HERNANDEZ who was subsequently taken into custody. HERNANDEZ received a hand injury caused by the K-9 and was driven by police to an area hospital for treatment.

HERNANDEZ is being lodged in the Jackson County Jail by OSP on the several charges including:

* Theft in the First Degree
* Unlawful Possession of a Firearm
* Menacing
* Unlawful Use of a Firearm
* Interfering with Police Officer
* Felon in Possession of a Weapon (2 counts)
* Alteration, Obliteration of a Serial Number on a Firearm

Two other people associated with the vehicle were arrested by JCSO. Their names are not available.

OSP will forward the investigation to Jackson County District Attorney's Office for review.

A photograph of Hernandez is not available at this time.

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Arrest Related to Murder Investigation - Klamath Falls (Photo) - 04/17/14
The following is a news release distributed for Klamath County District Attorney's Office:


On Thursday, April 17, 2014, at approximately 6:12 a.m. Klamath Falls Police Department officers responded to the 1800 block of Laverne Avenue on the report of a murder. Officers arrived on the scene and discovered a deceased male who had been shot multiple times. Officers took James Harold Forshee II, age 58, from Klamath Falls, into custody at the scene and have charged him with Murder.

The Klamath County Major Crime Team has been activated to investigate. The investigation is currently active.

The Klamath County District Attorney intends to present this case to the Klamath County Grand Jury next Thursday, April 24, 2014. Questions regarding the investigation and arrest should be directed to Klamath County District Attorney Rob Patridge at (541) 840-1600.

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

Photograph - Klamath County Sheriff's Office

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OSP Roseburg Area Command Office Resumes Business Operations After Move To New Facility (Photo) - 04/17/14
The Oregon State Police (OSP) Roseburg Area Command office opened its doors and resumed administrative business operations Thursday morning, April 17, 2014, as scheduled at its facility at 6536 Old Highway 99N. The new location is at the 129 interchange off Interstate 5.

For one week, OSP Roseburg office business administrative functions were stopped to facilitate movement of the telephone switching system and other IT components from the old facility to the new location. During the closure, the office was closed to the public but law enforcement operations were not affected.

We appreciate the public's understanding during this time and look forward to providing our public safety services from the new facility.

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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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Update: Name Released - Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 226 / Highway 22E in Lyons (Photo) - 04/16/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Wednesday afternoon's fatal single vehicle traffic crash that resulted in the death of an adult female at the intersection of Highway 226 and Highway 22E in Lyons. The victim's name is released in this update.

On April 16, 2014 at approximately 2:45 p.m., a 2000 Chrysler 3000 four-door driven by BARBARA ANN KING, age 54, from Lyons, was traveling northbound on Highway 226 at a high rate of speed when it traveled through a stop sign at the intersection with Highway 22E. The vehicle continued straight across the T-intersection and crashed through a guardrail. It went airborne for approximately 70 feet before crashing into an unoccupied parked flatbed truck in a meat market business parking lot.

KING was pronounced deceased at the scene. She was using safety restraints.

OSP troopers from the Salem Area Command office are continuing the investigation. An OSP collision reconstructionist is assisting, and investigators are looking into if the driver had a medical emergency that may have contributed to the cause of this crash.

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

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 238 west of Jacksonville (Photo) - 04/16/14
A Jacksonville man was injured Tuesday morning in a head-on crash on Highway 238 ten miles west of Jacksonville. The Oregon State Police (OSP) investigation is continuing.

According to Sergeant First Class Jeff Proulx, on April 15, 2014 at approximately 4:45 a.m., a 2002 Volkswagen bug driven by PAUL SAGE, age 47, from Jacksonville, was westbound on Highway 238 near milepost 23 when an eastbound 1996 Ford Explorer operated by DAVE WILLIAMS, age 41, from the Applegate, crossed the centerline and crashed head-on into the Volkswagen.

SAGE was transported by air ambulance to Rogue Regional Medical Center with critical injuries, and then he was later flown to Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. He was wearing his safety restraint.

WILLIAMS, who was wearing a safety restraint, was checked at the scene by paramedics and was not injured.

OSP was assisted at the scene by ODOT, Applegate Fire District 9, and Mercy Flights. The westbound lanes were closed for approximately 5 hours while an OSP collision reconstructionist assisted with the investigation. Senior Trooper Bill Matson is the lead investigator.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 62 two miles north of Medford (Photo) - 04/16/14
A White City woman was injured Monday morning when her van was struck by a pickup on Highway 62 at the intersection of Antelope Road, two miles north of Medford. Oregon State Police (OSP) investigation led to a citation being issued to the pickup's driver.

According to Sergeant First Class Jeff Proulx, on April 14, 2014 at approximately 5:30 a.m., a 2002 Kia van driven by CARLA ASHKER, age 50, from White City, was westbound on Antelope Road. A 2001 Dodge Ram pickup operated by WADE GOLDSMITH, age 31, from Eagle Point, was traveling southbound on Highway 62 approaching Antelope Road and failed to stop at the intersection for the red light. The pickup crashed into the left side of the van.

ASHKER was transported by ambulance to Rogue Regional Medical Center with serious injuries. She was wearing her safety restraint.

GOLDSMITH, who was wearing his safety restraint, was checked at the scene by paramedics and not injured. He was cited by OSP for Failure to Obey a Traffic Control Device - Traffic Signal.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Jackson County Sheriff's Office, ODOT, AMR and Jackson County Fire District 3.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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OSP Detectives Arrest Grants Pass Man on Multiple Sex Crime Charges (Photo) - 04/16/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Division detectives arrested a 37-year old Grants Pass man Tuesday on rape and sexual abuse allegations involving a female who was a minor at the time of the alleged offenses.

On April 15, 2014, at 4:30 p.m., OSP detectives arrested JOSEPH A. CALDERON, age 37, at his Grants Pass residence and lodged him in the Josephine County Jail for Rape in the First Degree (1 count), Sodomy in the First Degree (2 counts), Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the First Degree (1 count), Unlawful Sexual Penetration in the Second Degree (1 count), and Sexual Abuse in the First Degree (2 counts). A Josephine County Grand Jury indicted CALDERON April 9. Initial bail was set at $100,000.

In June 2013, OSP detectives began an investigation into allegations that CALDERON sexually abused a female several years ago when the victim was between 4 and 12 years of age.

There is no evidence or information at this time that there are other victims.

Questions regarding the case should be directd to the Josephine County District Attorney's Office.

Photograph - Josephine County Sheriff's Office

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Wanted Walla Walla Man Arrested After Attempt to Elude in Stolen Car in Milton-Freewater Area (Photo) - 04/15/14
Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Milton-Freewater (MFPD) and Athena police departments, arrested a 27-year old Walla Walla, Washington man Tuesday afternoon following an attempt to elude in a stolen vehicle and on foot that ended in the Milton-Freewater area. The suspect left his wallet and ID in the car helping officers identify and arrest him.

On April 15, 2014 at approximately 10:51 a.m., an OSP sergeant attempted to stop a 1993 Toyota Camry four-door station wagon displaying Washington license plates northbound on Highway 11 near milepost 14 for a speed violation. The driver failed to yield and sped up in excess of 100 mph attempting to elude OSP. An Athena police officer joined OSP for a short distance as the vehicle continued recklessly northbound until OSP terminated the pursuit approaching the south end of Milton-Freewater.

Entering Milton-Freewater, the OSP sergeant spotted the Toyota abandoned at approximately 11:00 a.m. in the vicinity of SE 12th Avenue and S. Main Street where it appears the driver intentionally drove into a yard behind bushes at the bottom of steps leading to a house. MFPD joined OSP searching for the driver who was identified as ANTONIO SATURNINO CONTRERAS, age 27, from Walla Walla, Washington, because he left his wallet with identification inside the car.

At approximately 12:43 p.m., a citizen reported seeing CONTRERAS in an alley about two blocks from the abandoned car. MFPD and OSP officers took CONTRERAS into custody following a brief foot chase.

Subsequent investigation determined the car was reported stolen April 14 to Walla Walla, Washington Police Department.

CONTRERAS, who was wanted on a warrant out of Walla Walla for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, was lodged in Umatilla County Jail on the following charges:

* Fugitive from Justice (warrant)
* Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle
* Misdemeanor Attempt to Elude on Foot
* Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle
* Reckless Driving
* Recklessly Endangering Another Person
* Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine
* Misdemeanor Driving While Revoked

Photographs - Oregon State Police
Note: No photograph of Contreras available at time of this release.

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Update #2: Two Juvenile Suspects Identified in April 13th Intertate 5 / Creswell Cinder Block Incident (Photo) - 04/15/14
Update: On April 14, 2014, Oregon State Police (OSP) received phone calls that led to identifying two juvenile males, ages 16 and 17, as suspects in the April 13, 2014, throwing of a cinder block off an Interstate 5 / Creswell-area overpass that struck a vehicle's windshield and injured a woman inside the car.

The lead OSP investigating trooper contacted both suspects and parents at their Creswell residences. They are cooperating with the investigation and no arrests have been made. The suspects' names and other information are not being released at this time because of the ongoing investigation. Upon conclusion of the investigation, OSP will meet with the Lane County District Attorney's Office when potential charges will be decided.

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On April 13, 2014 at approximately 4:28 a.m., a 2012 Toyota Camry driven by MICHAEL BECKER, age 28, from Roy, Washington, was northbound on Interstate 5 in the right lane traveling under the Market Road overpass near Creswell when a cinder block fell from the overpass and came through the windshield. The block struck passenger TIFFANY BECKER, age 30, in her face causing non-life threatening injury.

TIFFANY BECKER was transported by ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend for treatment. She was treated and released. The driver was not injured.

OSP troopers from the Springfield Area Command office responded to the scene and are continuing the investigation.

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Be A Trooper: OSP Accepting Online Applications April 15 - June 15 to Hire Recruit Troopers in Early 2015 (Photo) - 04/15/14
If you are looking at a possible career as an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper, now is the time to check us out as OSP is preparing to hire recruit troopers in early 2015. Using the State of Oregon's E-Recruit electronic application system, OSP started accepting applications for Lateral and Entry level recruit trooper positions at 12:01 a.m., April 15, 2014. This two month long opportunity to apply runs through 11:59 p.m., June 15, 2014.

Persons interested in applying should start the process now by going to the Oregon State Police recruiting website at www.osptrooper.com. The website helps interested applicants:

* Learn the application process and what it takes to successfully apply
* Clearly understand our qualifications
* Find out what it will take to get a jump on the required Entry Level Testing

To better serve qualified applicants, OSP is scheduling two separate Entry Level Testing sessions:

* Session #1 - Saturday, June 28, and Sunday, June 29
* Session #2 - Tuesday, July 1, and Wednesday, July 2

Both Entry Level Testing sessions will be held in Salem at the Oregon Public Safety Academy located at 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE.

Applicants are urged to prepare beforehand for the application process and Entry Level Testing. Those who believe this is the lateral or entry level opportunity they have been looking for can create an account now by building a profile following the instructions detailed on the osptrooper.com website. The complete application for employment is comprised of the E-Recruit profile, the supplemental questionnaire, and any required attachments.

The Oregon State Police is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages women and minorities to apply. If you are interested in a challenging career that will provide you with a lifetime of memories, then consider applying with the Oregon State Police. Information about our agency, the different opportunities that are available, how our hiring process works, and updates to our hiring process can be found at www.osptrooper.com.

Questions about the application process can be directed to the OSP Recruitment Unit at (503) 378-4175.

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Update #3: Ongoing Investigation Leads OSP Detectives to Arrest Former Deputy a Second Time (Photo) - 04/14/14
A former Lake County deputy who turned himself in Sunday morning, April 13, after a warrant was issued for his arrest was taken into custody again by Oregon State Police (OSP) detectives that evening and is now lodged in the Klamath County Jail.

According to OSP Sergeant Robert Fenner, KENNETH TURKLE, age 42, was arrested by OSP detectives after new warrants were issued for his arrest for Custodial Interference in the First Degree and Tampering with a Witness. TURKLE was taken into custody without incident after he bailed from Lake County Jail where earlier he turned himself in after arrest warrants were issued for 3 counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree and 3 counts of Contributing to the Sexual Delinquency of a Minor.

A 17-year old Lakeview girl, who TURKLE was allegedly involved with in a sexual relationship, was found safe Sunday afternoon when she contacted a local law enforcement officer in Lakeview. The girl was unharmed and had been sought by Oregon State Police (OSP) and local law enforcement agencies since Friday when she was reported missing. She has returned to her family.

OSP detectives are continuing the investigation with the assistance of the Lake County District Attorney's Office.

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Injury Motorcycle-Involved Crash - Highway 213 south of Oregon City (Photo) - 04/14/14
A Molalla man was injured Sunday afternoon when his motorcycle was injured in a collision with a sport utility vehicle on Highway 213 at the intersection with S. Spangler Road eight miles south of Oregon City. Oregon State Police (OSP) investigation led to a citation being issued to the sport utility vehicle's driver.

On April 13, 2014 at approximately 5:35 p.m., a 1984 Yamaha motorcycle operated by GREGG A. DIX, age 59, from Molalla, was traveling southbound on Highway 213 approaching S. Spangler Road. A 2011 Ford sport utility vehicle driven by BERNARD WRIGHT, age 93, from Beavercreek, was eastbound on S. Spangler Road and pulled across Highway 213 in the motorcyclist's path. The motorcycle crashed into the left side of the sport utility vehicle, ejecting DIX from the motorcycle.

DIX was transported by ambulance to Oregon Health & Science University for treatment of moderate, non-life threatening injuries. He was wearing a protecting helmet.

WRIGHT was checked at the scene by paramedics and was not injured. He was cited by OSP for Failure to Obey a Traffic Control Device - Stop Sign.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Canby Fire Department, and ODOT. Recruit Trooper Matthew Schmidt is the lead investigator.

OSP urges motorists and motorcyclists alike to share the road in order to help prevent motorcycle crashes, deaths and injuries. As the weather gets warmer, we all need to be aware that more motorcycles and other vulnerable users (bicycles and pedestrians) will be on or near our roads. Share the responsibility of keeping the roadways safe. Obey and follow traffic control devices, obey speed limits, avoid distractions and stay focused on the road.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Minor Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 213 north of Silverton (Photo) - 04/14/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Monday morning's three vehicle minor injury traffic crash that occurred on Highway 213 at the Mt. Angel / Scotts Mills intersection.

On April 14, 2014 at approximately 7:30 a.m., a 2003 Honda van driven by PAUL CARL, age and residence not available, was westbound on Mt Angel / Scotts Mills Road and was involved in a collision with a 1988 Ford Ranger pickup traveling southbound on Highway 213. The impact caused the Honda van to spin out of control and collide into the front of a 2008 Toyota pickup that was stopped at the intersection facing east on Mt. Angel / Scotts Mills Road. The van then rolled and came to rest on its top in the intersection.

CARL was treated for minor injuries at the scene but not taken to a hospital. The Ford pickup's driver, MATTHEW SIDES, age and residence not available, was transported by ambulance to Silverton Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released. The Toyota pickup's driver, STACY BOOST, age and residence not available, was transported by a family member to Silverton Hospital and treated and released.

OSP troopers from the Salem Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Senior Trooper Frank Hagen is the lead investigator. No citations have been issued at this time.

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

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Correction to Update #2: Investigation After Man Found Suffering Gunshot Wound in Vehicle Sought Following Ontario Bank Robbery (Photo) - 04/14/14
(Correction to lead sentence. Deceased is not an Oregon resident.)

Update: The deceased has been positively identified as a 71-year old male who is not an Oregon resident. Detectives are continuing to locate next of kin. His name and residence information are not being released at this time. The multi-agency investigation is continuing.

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An adult male sought following a reported bank robbery in Ontario early Thursday afternoon died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after being transported to a hospital. The man was found suffering a gunshot wound seated in the suspect vehicle after stopping on side of an area road south of Ontario.

On April 10, 2014 at approximately 12:27 p.m., OSP troopers were notified by Ontario Police Department (OPD) to be on the lookout for a pickup that fled a reported bank robbery at the Bank of the West in Ontario. The pickup driven by an adult male armed with a handgun reportedly fled south as OSP, OPD, and Malheur County Sheriff's Office headed along area roads to locate it.

At approximately 12:35 p.m., an Ontario police officer saw a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle's description traveling south on Alameda Drive and attempted a traffic stop. The driver was slow to yield before stopping on the shoulder near Onion Avenue. While staying back at the patrol car waiting for cover officers to arrive, the driver shot himself.

OSP and OPD arrived shortly thereafter and approached the pickup where they found the male unconscious, slumped over with a gunshot wound to his head. The man initially wasn't breathing and had no pulse. Officers initiated emergency medical care and the man started breathing.

Medics arrived on scene and transported the man initially to St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Ontario. He was then transferred to St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Boise and was pronounced deceased. His name is withheld pending positive identification and confirmation that next of kin were notified.

A handgun was found inside the pickup.

Alameda Drive was closed at Railroad Avenue and Onion Avenue for 2.5 hours while detectives from the Major Crime Team investigated at the shooting scene. The Malheur Major Crime Team includes members from OSP, Malheur County Sheriff's Office, and Ontario Police Department.

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Update: Missing Lakeview Girl Found Safe, Unharmed - 04/13/14
MARRIAH ANDREWS, a missing 17-year old Lakeview, Oregon girl, was found safe Sunday afternoon after she contacted a law enforcement officer in Lakeview. She was unharmed and Oregon State Police (OSP) detectives have notified her family. Detectives and local law enforcement agencies have been trying to find her since Friday when she was reported missing.

OSP appreciates the public's interest in this matter and thanks the media and those who assisted via social media to get the word out. No other information will be released.

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Update: Former Lake County Deputy Turns Self In; Public's Help Sought to Find Missing, Endangered 17-Yr Old Lakeview Girl (Photo) - 04/13/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) was notified former Lake County deputy KENNETH TURKLE, age 42, turned himself in Sunday morning at the Lake County Jail on outstanding warrants issued Saturday for his arrest related to an investigation into an alleged sexual relationship with the missing 17-year old Lakeview girl. The girl, MARRIAH F. ANDREWS, is still missing. Anyone with information to help find ANDREWS is asked to contact OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at (541) 947-2267.

TURKLE, age 42, from Lakeview, was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant for 3 counts of Sex Abuse in the Third Degree and 3 counts of Contributing to the Sexual Delinquency of a Minor. TURKLE, who worked for Lake County Sheriff's Office for over 10 years, resigned a week ago while he was under investigation by OSP Criminal Investigations Division detectives with the assistance of the Lake County District Attorney's Office.

On Friday, April 11, 2014, OSP detectives contacted TURKLE after receiving information that MARRIAH ANDREWS was reported missing by her family. ANDREWS was last seen Friday morning in the Grants Pass area where she was staying with a friend and reportedly left with an adult male who was later identified as TURKLE. ANDREWS is described as a white female, 5'4", 130 lbs, with blonde hair, blue eyes and a pierced nose.

OSP detectives are continuing their investigation and ask the public to contact them if they know where ANDREWS is.

Photographs of both individuals are provided with this release.

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Update #3: Added Names - Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 38 near Scottsburg (Photo) - 04/12/14
Update: Names of the occupants in the other involved vehicle who had minor injuries. Driver TODD SIMS, age 40, from Hillsboro, and passenger CLAY CLARK, age 31, from Cave Junction.

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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Saturday morning's traffic crash on Highway 38 near Scottsburg that resulted in the death of a Gold Beach man and minor injuries to two others.

On April 12, 2014 at approximately 6:07 a.m., OSP Southern Command Center dispatch received a report of a head-on crash on Highway 38 near milepost 18. Upon arrival, emergency responders confirmed one person was deceased, and two others were injured in a vehicle that went down an embankment and was stopped by several trees about 100 feet from the Umpqua River. The crash involves a 2008 Toyota Tacoma pickup driven the deceased and a 2002 Ford F550 truck with two occupants reportedly transporting helicopter fuel and drums of Atrazine, a herbicide similar to Roundup.

Preliminary investigation indicates the Toyota Tacoma pickup driven by JOSHUA DALE RAY CARTER, age 22, from Gold Beach, was westbound on Highway 38 when it crossed the double solid center lines and collided nearly head-on with the eastbound Ford truck. The truck came to rest down the embankment off the highway where some helicopter fuel leaked from a container down an embankment in the direction of the Umpqua River. Four drums containing herbicide fell out of the back of the truck into the brush.

Regional HazMat teams from Coos Bay and Roseburg responded to handle the hazardous material spill and coordinate clean up. There appears to be no danger to fish or wildlife from the spilled materials. Roseburg Forest Products, Scottsburg Fire Department, and Lower Umpqua Ambulance also assisted at the scene. The US Coast Guard, DEQ and ODFW were notified.

The Toyota pickup came to rest on the highway and CARTER was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The truck's driver and passenger received minor injuries. SIMS wasn't transported to a hospital but planned on seeing a doctor later. CLARK was transported by ambulance to Lower Umpqua Hospital in Reedsport. The vehicle they were driving is registered to Applebee Aviation out of Banks, Oregon.

Highway 38 was blocked in both directions for three hours and then one lane was blocked with ODOT helping traffic get through the area. Mast Brothers Towing removed the vehicles. According to ODOT's website TripCheck.com, the highway is fully open now.

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Update: Name Released - Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 99 / Clear Lake Road north of Eugene (Photo) - 04/11/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Friday morning's single vehicle fatal traffic crash that occurred at the intersection of Highway 99 and Clear Lake Road about four miles north of Eugene. The victim's name is released in this update.

On April 11, 2014 at approximately 9:00 a.m., a 2003 GMC Sonoma pickup driven by WILLIAM ANDREW CHAPPELL IV, age 29, from Eugene, was eastbound on Clear Lake Road approaching Highway 99. Witness information indicates the driver entered the intersection against a red stop light and swerved to avoid a vehicle on Highway 99. The pickup traveled off the highway and struck a traffic light pole on the SE corner of the intersection before coming to rest next to railroad tracks near Irving Road.

The initial impact heavily damaged the pickup's left side. CHAPPELL was using safety restraints but he fell out of the damaged vehicle as it was coming to a stop. CHAPPELL was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Because of the pickup's final rest position next to the railroad tracks, the railroad company was notified and stopped railroad traffic until the scene was cleared.

OSP troopers and a collision reconstructionist from the Springfield Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Senior Trooper Andy Youngblood is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Lane County Sheriff's Office, Lane Rural Fire/Rescue, and ODOT. One northbound lane of Highway 99 and Irving Road was closed during the investigation. All lanes were opened about 1:00 p.m.

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Injury Commercial Truck Crash - Highway 126E east of Vida in Lane County (Photo) - 04/11/14
Two people were injured Friday morning in a commercial truck crash on Highway 126E about five miles east of Vida in Lane County.

On April 11, 2014 at approximately 6:30 a.m., a commercial truck pulling a semi-trailer containing computer servers driven by FRANK BENSON, age 64, from Carmichael, California, was eastbound on Highway 126E near milepost 32 when the truck and trailer traveled partially onto the right shoulder. BENSON attempted to steer back into the eastbound lane but the trailer struck a tree and power pole. The truck and trailer overturned onto their side and came to rest across the highway blocking both lanes.

BENSON was transported by ground ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. Co-driver/passenger CHARLES TRONCIN, age 46, from Vallejo, California, was asleep in the truck's sleeper berth and was transported by air ambulance with non-life threatening injuries to the same hospital.

BENSON was cited by OSP for Fail to Maintain Lane of Travel.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Lane County Sheriff's Office, McKenzie Fire & Rescue, and ODOT. Recruit Trooper Bryan Kolacz is the lead investigator.

The highway was closed for over 3 hours.

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Update: Death Investigation - Dirt Road south of Highway 140W west of Klamath Falls (Photo) - 04/11/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division detectives are continuing the investigation into the death of a 66-year old man whose body was found Wednesday morning in the back of a burning pickup on a dirt road south of Highway 140W west of Klamath Falls. An autopsy conducted Thursday, April 10, by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office confirmed the man died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

On April 9, 2014 at approximately 8:00 a.m., Rocky Point Fire & EMS responded to a reported vehicle fire on a dirt road about a mile south of Highway 140W near milepost 51. OSP troopers responded, and after the fire was extinguished they found the body of a deceased male in the bed of a charred pickup.

Initial investigation identified the deceased male as JOSEPH E. HUNTSTIGER, age 66, from Klamath Falls. A handgun was found with the victim.

An OSP arson detective responded to the scene to assist with determining the cause of the vehicle fire. The fire started in the rear of the camper but the cause is undetermined at this time.

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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Seizure of 4 lbs of Methamphetamine, Arrest of Two People - Highway 97 south of Bend - 04/11/14
Two people were arrested last Friday in connection with an Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop on Highway 97 about four miles south of Bend after a trooper located approximately 4 pounds of methamphetamine in their vehicle.

On April 4, 2014 at approximately 12:20 p.m., an OSP trooper stopped a 2003 Hyundai Elantra displaying Oregon license plates northbound on Highway 97 near milepost 146 for a speed violation. During the traffic stop the two occupants were identified as driver CARMEN D. ZAVALA, age 32, from Madras, and passenger DAVEY L. CULPUS, age 28, from Warm Springs.

Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop led troopers to discover approximately 4 pounds of methamphetamine concealed in the car's trunk and rear passenger compartment. Estimated value of the seized methamphetamine is $60,000.

ZAVALA and CULPUS were arrested for Unlawful Delivery and Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine.

No photographs available for this release.

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Deported Felon Arrested Following Menacing Incident Near Oregon City (Photo) - 04/10/14
Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Clackamas County Sheriff's Office (CCSO), arrested a 28-year old man Wednesday night on numerous charges related to an investigation that the suspect shot at another vehicle while traveling on Highway 213 off Interstate 205. Subsequent investigation determined a BB gun was used and the suspect was in possession of heroin. Troopers also confirmed the suspect was a deported offender on felony probation out of Multnomah County following a conviction on heroin-related crimes.

On April 9, 2014 at approximately 10:40 p.m., a 21-year old female called OSP Northern Command Center dispatch reporting that ten minutes earlier a man in a silver Ford pickup fired a BB gun, striking the side of her car after she exited southbound Interstate 205 onto Highway 213 in the Oregon City area. For an unknown reason, the Ford pickup almost rear-ended her car as she exited the freeway and pulled along the passenger side. The male passenger in her car yelled "Gun" when he saw the Hispanic male driver in the Ford pickup pointing it at the car. The car's two occupants both said they heard something hit the side of the car after the man shot a BB gun at them.

As an OSP trooper contacted the complainant in a convenience store parking lot off Interstate 205 to obtain information, CCSO called OSP advising they stopped the Ford pickup on Highway 213 near Molalla.

The trooper responded to the CCSO stop location. The detained driver provided a Mexico driver license that was later determined to be fake with a false name and date of birth. Subsequent investigation also led to the discovery of a BB gun in the pickup, approximately 5 grams of suspected heroin, and over $6,600 cash.

The driver was taken into custody and initially transported to the OSP Portland Area Command office. Upon arrival, he admitted the license was fraudulent and purchased to be used as false identification. The suspect provided another name and date of birth that also proved to be false. He said he was deported over 2 years ago and had illegally returned about a month ago.

After lodging the suspect in Clackamas County Jail, fingerprints were taken and run through the Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS). As a result, the suspect was positively identified as DANIEL JIMENEZ-BARRAGAN, age 28, a deported offender on felony probation supervision out of Multnomah County Department of Community Justice (MCDCJ). Prior to learning JIMENEZ-BARRAGAN was back in Oregon, MCDCJ had him listed on "Inactive" status because he was known to have been deported and wasn't actively being supervised but was being monitored in case he returned.

In addition to an ICE hold, JIMENEZ-BARRAGAN was lodged in Clackamas County Jail on the following charges:

* Unlawful Possession and Delivery of a Controlled Substance - Heroin
* Menacing
* Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree
* Menacing

Upon confirming JIMENEZ-BARRAGAN was in custody in Oregon, MCDCJ filed a detainer because of his known probation violation related to the arrest.

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Driver Cited in Alcohol-Involved Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 126E near Belknap Springs in NE Lane County - 04/10/14
A female driver was cited by Oregon State Police (OSP) related to an investigation into Wednesday afternoon's single vehicle injury rollover crash on Highway 126E near S. Belknap Springs Road in northeast Lane County. The OSP investigation indicated alcohol was a contributing factor.

On April 9, 2014 at approximately 4:05 p.m., OSP was notified of a rollover crash with driver entrapment on Highway 126E near milepost 18. An OSP trooper arrived on scene about 50 minutes later and contacted an off-duty Warm Springs police officer who stopped to help.

Subsequent investigation revealed a 2013 Honda Civic driven by WANDA L. KELLER, age 65, from McKenzie Bridge, was eastbound on Highway 126E passing other vehicles at a high rate of speed. A witness traveling westbound reported having to pull onto the shoulder as the Honda approached. The Honda swerved back to the eastbound lane, hit a dirt berm on the shoulder and launched in the air for 80 - 90 feet before landing and rolling onto its top against a guardrail.

KELLER was extricated by Upper McKenzie Fire & Rescue firefighters and transported by LifeFlight to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. Her injuries were non-life threatening. She was cited by OSP for DUII and Reckless Driving.

No photographs available for this release.

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Injury Commercial Truck Crash - Highway 20 near Harper in Malheur County (Photo) - 04/10/14
Two occupants of a commercial truck received minor injuries Wednesday evening in a traffic crash along Highway 20 near Harper in Malheur County. Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation.

According to Sergeant Kurt Marvin, on April 9, 2014 at approximately 7:18 p.m. (Mountain Time), a 2008 Volvo truck pulling a semi-trailer driven by NURLAN SADVAKASSOV, age 29, residence not available, was traveling eastbound on Highway 20 near milepost 221. SADVAKASSOV said he lost control while trying to avoid an animal on the highway. As the truck traveled onto the eastbound shoulder, SADVAKASSOV over-corrected causing the truck and trailer to cross the highway where it crashed and came to rest on the westbound side of the highway and traffic lane.

Vale Ambulance responded to the scene and transported SADVADASSOV and passenger ALEXANDER MIKHAYLOV, age 26, residence not available, to St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Ontario for treatment of minor injuries. Both men were treated and released. Safety restraint use information is not available.

The highway was closed for about 20 minutes before being open to one lane with ODOT flagging traffic through using the westbound lane.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Malheur County Sheriff's Office. Trooper Brian Wickert is the lead investigator.

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Serious Injury Commercial Truck Crash - Highway 58 west of Willamette Pass Ski Area (Photo) - 04/10/14
One person was injured early Thursday morning in a commercial truck rollover crash on Highway 58 about one mile west of the Willamette Pass Ski area. Oregon State Police (OSP) investigated the crash and cited the driver.

On April 10, 2014 at approximately 1:15 a.m., an International truck pulling a semi-trailer loaded with medical supplies driven by TEODOR MARGINEANU, age 64, from Portland, was westbound on Highway 68 near milepost 61 when MARGINEANU failed to safely negotiate a right curve. The truck and trailer crossed both eastbound lanes, struck a guardrail damaging approximately 300 feet of railing and then tipped onto the left side before coming to rest blocking the right eastbound lane. The trailer split open spilling a portion of the interior load onto the highway.

Co-driver/passenger WILLIAM MORRIS, age 50, from Nampa, Idaho, was asleep in the truck's sleeper berth and received serious, non-life threatening injury. He was transported by air ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield.

MARGINEANU was using safety restraints and was not injured. He was cited by OSP for Failure to Maintain Lane and later given a ride by a trooper to an area hotel.

OSP troopers from Oakridge and Springfield responded to investigate the crash. Senior Trooper Cecil Arient is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Oakridge Fire & EMS, Northwest HazMat Inc., and ODOT. Both eastbound lanes were closed for about four hours. One eastbound lane is now closed until the vehicles are removed and ODOT assesses guardrail damage. Traffic updates at www.TripCheck.com.

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Advisory: OSP Roseburg Area Command Office Building Closed to Move to New Location - 04/09/14
The Oregon State Police (OSP) Roseburg Area Command office is moving to a new location, prompting an administrative closure for one week starting 3:00 p.m., April 10. OSP patrol troopers, fish & wildlife troopers, and criminal detectives will still be working on the road and out of other police facilities during the move.

OSP Lieutenant Douglas Ladd said the closure is necessary to facilitate movement of the telephone switching system and other IT components from the current facility to the new location at 6536 Old Highway 99N. The new location is at the 129 interchange off Interstate 5.

During the closure, Ladd noted the office will be closed to the public and all phone and data lines will be non-operational. OSP law enforcement operations will not be affected.

The new facility is tentatively scheduled to open for business Thursday, April 17.

Anyone can still request contact with an OSP trooper assigned to the Roseburg Area Command office through the Southern Command Center dispatch at (541) 440-3333.

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SE Portland Teen Arrested for Attempt to Elude - Interstate 5 in Salem Area - 04/09/14
An 18-year old Portland resident was arrested Tuesday night by Oregon State Police (OSP) after he attempted to elude a trooper at speeds in excess of 120 mph for a brief distance on Interstate 5 in Salem area.

On April 8, 2014 at approximately 10:20 p.m., an OSP senior trooper obtained a speed reading on a 2004 Acura passenger car northbound on Interstate 5 at milepost 254 at 95 mph. The trooper lost sight of the vehicle briefly in traffic but spotted it near milepost 257 as it was following too closely behind another vehicle in the left lane. The Acura moved to the center lane and accelerated to over 120 mph as the trooper attempted to stop the vehicle.

The driver didn't yield to the trooper, continuing at a high rate of speed before 'slowing' to 105 mph near Keizer until stopping north of the Keizer interchange. The trooper, with the help of Keizer police, took OLIVER BRASSARD, age 18, from southeast Portland, into custody for Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle. He was also cited for Exceeding the Posted Speed in Excess of 100 mph.

During the traffic stop, a northbound vehicle reportedly slowed to approximately 15 mph as the driver was distracted, looking to the side of the freeway. The vehicle was struck by another northbound vehicle and then a third vehicle almost struck the other two cars. There were no reported injuries. OSP was assisted at the crash scene by Marion County Fire District #1 and Rural Metro ambulance.

April is national "Distracted Driving Awareness" month. Distraction is anything that diverts the driver's attention from the primary tasks of navigating the vehicle and responding to critical events. To put it another way, a distraction is anything that takes your eyes off the road (visual distraction), your mind off the road (cognitive distraction), your hands off the wheel (manual distraction), and hearing something not related to driving (auditory distraction).

OSP urges all drivers to focus on getting to where you want to go safely and avoid distractions. When approaching emergency vehicles actively engaged on the side of the highway, don't 'rubberneck' but focus ahead on your driving and move over for the safety of law enforcement and first responders.

No photographs or other information for this release.

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Update: Names Released - Fatal Traffic Crash - Interstate 5 NB Off Ramp at Harvard Avenue in Roseburg - 04/09/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Tuesday afternoon's three-vehicle traffic crash that resulted in the death of a 53-year old Grants Pass woman at the intersection of the northbound Interstate 5 exit ramp at milepost 125 and Harvard Avenue in Roseburg. The crash occurred directly in front of Roseburg High School but didn't involve any students. The names of all persons involved are released in this update.

According to Lieutenant Doug Ladd, on April 8, 2014 at approximately 4:30 p.m., a 2010 Honda CRV sport utility vehicle driven by GAIL WEAVER, age 56, from Myrtle Creek, was exiting Interstate 5, hit a curb on the west side of the off ramp and drove through brush. The Honda struck a 2005 Subaru Legacy four-door traveling eastbound on Harvard Avenue causing the Subaru to spin and roll once before it came to rest on its wheels. The Honda continued across the intersection hitting a Nissan sport utility vehicle driven by ERIC JENKINS, age 40, from Eagle Point, and then the Honda came to rest on its wheels at the high school parking lot's entrance.

The Subaru's 24-year old driver, MATTHEW CORTEZ, and 23-year old male passenger, G. REINHOLD PRINCE, both from Cave Junction, were seriously injured and transported by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center. Rear seat passenger LAURA BETH CORTEZ, age 53, from Grants Pass, was transported by ambulance to the hopsital and pronounced deceased after arrival.

WEAVER was transported to Mercy Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries. There is no evidence of alcohol as a contributing factor and she is cooperating with the investigation.

The Nissan's driver and 39-year old female passenger were not injured.

OSP troopers from the Roseburg Area Command office are continuing the investigation. OSP was assisted by Roseburg Police Department, Roseburg Fire Department, ODOT, and Douglas County District Attorney's Office. Trooper Brad Zuver is the lead investigator.

No photographs available for release.

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Two Hour Search Finds Elderly Man Uninjured After Leaving Vehicle on Foot - Interstate 84 west of Pendleton - 04/08/14
A two-hour search on ground and by air Tuesday afternoon in the Pendleton area off Interstate 84 helped find an 80-year old man who walked away from the vehicle he was traveling in with his wife, following a verbal dispute.

On April 8, 2014 at approximately 4:33 p.m., Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers responded to a welfare check call westbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 206. Upon arrival, troopers learned the occupants of the vehicle, a couple from Washington State, were involved in a verbal dispute. The 80-year old male driver parked on the freeway shoulder and walked away, leaving his 79-year old wife in the vehicle.

The elderly man walked off the freeway into a hilly area containing numerous draws west of Pendleton. He reportedly has a heart condition and his wife and troopers were concerned for his safety because of the terrain, his medical condition, and the light clothing he was wearing with night approaching.

After troopers searched on foot and viewed the area using binoculars without spotting the man, Umatilla County Search & Rescue was contacted to assist and a LifeFlight helicopter stationed at the Pendleton Airport provided air support.

At approximately 6:47 p.m., the LifeFlight crew spotted the man in a draw, landed near him and confirmed he was not injured. OSP troopers responded to the location on foot and walked him back to the highway.

No arrests were made.

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Oakridge Man Recovering from Injuries After Spending Night in Crash Vehicle along US Forest Service Road southeast of Oakridge (Photo) - 04/08/14
An Oakridge man is recovering from non-life threatening injuries after spending a night in his crashed vehicle off a remote US Forest Service Road near Hills Creek Reservoir southeast of Oakridge.

On April 7, 2014 at approximately 1:20 p.m., a citizen driving on US Forest Service Road 23 near milepost 11 south of Highway 58 came upon a vehicle crashed along side the road with an injured man lying outside next to the car. The injured man, RUSSELL B. HAYES, age 59, from Oakridge, was conscious and got himself removed from the vehicle after crashing Sunday afternoon, April 6, at about 4:00 p.m.

The citizen who spotted the car and injured man had to drive to Oakridge where he reported the incident and Oakridge Fire Department personnel responded.

OSP Fish & Wildlife Senior Trooper Marshall Maher was on boat patrol at Hills Creek Reservoir and saw the emergency responders. He returned to shore and drove to the scene in the OSP pickup to investigate. Preliminary investigation indicates HAYES was negotiating a right curve, traveled across the road and struck several trees.

HAYES was transported by ambulance to a nearby landing site where an air ambulance took him to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend for treatment of serious, non-life threatening injuries.

OSP was assisted at the scene by US Forest Service law enforcement.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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OSP Bend Troopers Targeting Distracted Driving-Related Violations During "Distracted Driving Awareness" Month (Photo) - 04/08/14
During April, the Oregon State Police (OSP) is joining law enforcement and traffic safety partners to increase awareness and save lives during national "Distracted Driving Awareness" month.

OSP, ODOT, law enforcement in Oregon and around the nation, along with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) consider distracted driving to be an emerging highway safety issue that must be addressed. OSP troopers will be participating in a special week of enforcement, April 10 - 15, as well as other dates during the month. Enforcement efforts will be stepped up toward preventing traffic crashes that may be connected with distracted driving.

During the special enforcement week, the OSP Bend Area Command office will put extra troopers on patrol during unannounced times using ODOT-provided roadway departure grant overtime funding targeting Highway 20 (east and west), Highway 97 (north and south), and Highway 126 west of Redmond. Distracted driving-related behavior may be factors in roadway departure crashes such as head-on, sideswiping another vehicle, fail to obey traffic control devices, fail to maintain lane of travel, and rolling over or colliding with a fixed object off the highway.

Distraction is anything that diverts the driver's attention from the primary tasks of navigating the vehicle and responding to critical events. To put it another way, a distraction is anything that takes your eyes off the road (visual distraction), your mind of the road (cognitive distraction), your hands off the wheel (manual distraction) and hearing something not related to driver (auditory distraction).

OSP and ODOT remind drivers of all ages that a lot can happen during a period of distracted driving, no matter how brief it may be. For example, when sending or receiving a text, a driver's eyes are taken off the road for an average of 4.6 seconds. At 55 mph (the posted speed on the targeted highways listed above), this is the equivalent to driving the length of a football field while blindfolded.

According to ODOT, from 2008 - 2012 in Oregon, 13 people were killed in crashes involving drivers using a handheld mobile communication device to talk or text. During that same five year period in Oregon, 65 people died in crashes involving any kind of distracted driver.

Now is a good time for all users of the transportation system to put away the distractions and focus on getting where you want to go safely.

Note: Since Oregon's cell phone law went into effect in January 2010, OSP troopers during the next four years (2010 - 2013) reported over 21,000 enforcement contacts resulting in more than 8,100 citations and 13,000 warnings. Effective January 1, 2014, Senate Bill 9 changed Oregon's traffic offense of operating a motor vehicle while using a mobile communication device from a class D violation to a class C violation. The minimum fine for a class C violation is $142, and the fine for this offense can be as high as $500.The fines increase is aimed at reducing the number of crashes that involve a driver talking on a handheld phone or texting. Since the penalty change took effect, OSP troopers during the first two months of 2014 reported 460 citations and 381 warnings.

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Update #2: Names Released - Double Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 47 north of Forest Grove (Photo) - 04/07/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Monday morning's two vehicle traffic crash that resulted in the death of two people on Highway 47 at NW Verboort Road north of Forest Grove. The deceased individuals names are released in this update.

On April 7, 2014 at approximately 9:25 a.m., OSP, WCSO, local fire and emergency responders were dispatched to a reported two vehicle traffic crash at the intersection of Highway 47 near NW Verboort Road about a mile north of Forest Grove. Upon arrival, two people in a passenger vehicle were pronounced deceased at the scene.

Initial scene investigation indicates at 2002 Hyundai four-door passenger car driven by a 18-year old female was stopped westbound on NW Verboort Road. The car pulled into the path of a northbound 1996 Freightliner box truck driven by CORY JORDAN, age 44, from Gaston. JORDAN had little time to react before the collision and both vehicles came to rest blocking the highway.

The car's female driver and 19-year old female passenger, both from northwest Portland, were pronounced deceased at the scene. The are identified as driver KIDEN ESTHER DILLA and passenger AYAN MOHAMED OSMAN.

JORDAN was not injured and is cooperating with the investigation. The 32,000 lb. truck he was driving was unloaded.

All involved persons were using safety restraints.

Highway 47 was closed in both directions with ODOT personnel on scene coordinating a traffic detour for 5 hours.

OSP troopers and OSP collision reconstructionists from the North Plains, McMinnville, Portland, and St. Helens offices responded to the scene. Trooper Will Brindza is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Washington County Sheriff's Office, Forest Grove Police Department, Forest Grove Fire & Rescue, and ODOT. A chaplain from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue assisted with initial next of kin notification.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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OSP Fish & Wildlife Division Investigation at Port of Brookings Leads to Water Pollution Charge for Boat Captain (Photo) - 04/07/14
A commercial crab boat captain was cited by an Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division trooper for Water Pollution in the First Degree related to an investigation into last week's dumping of an estimated 5,000 pounds of rotten, skinned mink carcasses into the water at the Port of Brookings in Curry County.

During the night of April 1 and early morning hours of April 2, boat captain CHARLES CASE, age 48, from Brookings, and the crew of "Ann Me", a commercial crab boat, allegedly dumped the mink carcasses into the port waters. During the morning of April 2, the Port Manager contacted law enforcement and the Department of Environmental Quality to investigate and determine who was responsible. That morning, Port of Brookings workers began coordinating the removal of the rotten mink carcasses from the port waters.

During the weekend, port workers had retrieved approximately 3,000 pounds of bloated, floating carcasses out of the water as the workers were forced to wear protective clothing and masks lined with "Vicks" vapor rub to combat the smell. Clean up is continuing as the mink continue to float to the surface.

On April 5, an OSP Fish & Wildlife trooper assigned to the investigation contacted CASE and the boat's crew for interviews. Based on the investigation, CASE was cited to appear in Curry County Circuit Court for one count of Water Pollution in the First Degree, a class B felony.

Photographs - Oregon State Police
(Note: One of the photos is of some mink carcasses)

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National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week, April 7 - 11: Travel Safely Through Road Construction Work Zones (Photo) - 04/07/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) along with our law enforcement partners join ODOT and transportation agencies across the country in raising awareness about the importance of traveling safely through road construction work zones during "National Work Zone Awareness Week", April 7 - 11, 2014.

This year's theme, "Work Zone Speeding: A Costly Mistake", aims to raise awareness of speeding and the effect speed and unsafe driving has on work zone safety. Traffic crashes cause serious injuries and death. Nationally, an average of 595 people is killed in work zone crashes each year. According to ODOT, during the last 3 years there were 21 fatalities in work zone crashes.

ODOT's work zone safety program is aimed primarily at reducing the number of fatal and serious injury traffic crashes that occur in all roadway and utility work zones in Oregon. This is achieved through a comprehensive program which includes engineering, education, enforcement and emergency medical services.

OSP troopers work closely with ODOT to address safety concerns in highway work zones on state highways and freeways. ODOT provides overtime grant funding to OSP to put troopers on overtime working in many work zones throughout the state. The following is a brief review of the overtime work OSP troopers have done during the last two years in work zones:

2012
* 8,080 overtime hours worked in 48 work zones
* 9,819 vehicles stopped
* Issued 4,224 citations, including 1,995 speed-related violations, and warned drivers for 11,838 traffic-related violations (note: a traffic stop may result in a warning issued for more than one violation)
* Arrested 67 DUII drivers

2013
* 11,076 overtime hours worked in 51 work zones
* 14,196 vehicles stopped
* Issued 6,728 citations, including 3,698 speed-related violations, and warned drivers for 12,959 traffic-related violations
* Arrested 54 DUII drivers

National studies show that driver inattention and distraction is the biggest factor in work zone crashes. Excessive speed is the next biggest problem. Some other work zone facts provided by ODOT include:

* Over 40% of work zone crashes happen in the transition zone prior to the work area.
* Road construction is the most dangerous occupation in the United States.
* More drivers and their passengers than workers die each year in National and Oregon work zones.
* Work zone crashes tend to be more severe than other types of crashes.

Additional information about National Work Zone Awareness Week and work zone safety in Oregon is available on ODOT's website at http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/TS/Pages/workzonesafety.aspx.

A new Public Service Announcement about work zone safety is available at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpZKhgTtCXw

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Update: Names Released - Double Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 34 near Lebanon in Linn County - 04/05/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of an early Saturday morning double fatal traffic crash involving two vehicles on Highway 34 west of Lebanon. The names of the four occupants in one of the vehicles are released after confirmation of identities and next of kin notifications for the deceased persons.

Updated information indicates on April 5, 2014 at approximately 1:22 a.m., a 1996 Toyota Corolla driven by BREANNA J. LARKINS, age 19, from Portland, with three male occupants was eastbound on Highway 34 near milepost 17. For an unconfirmed reason, the Toyota traveled partially off the roadway onto the gravel shoulder and struck a mailbox. The car then slid sideways into the westbound lane where it was struck in the passenger side by a westbound 1996 Ford Thunderbird. Both vehicles came to rest blocking the westbound lane.

Lebanon Police Department, Lebanon Fire Department, Linn County Sheriff's Office, OSP and ODOT responded to the scene.

LARKINS and right front male passenger JARED BENJAMIN WILLIAMS, age 21, from Portland, were pronounced deceased at the scene. Two rear seat male passengers were injured. TYLER L. SIMS, age 21, from West Linn, was seriously injured and transported by ambulance to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis. SKYLAR PARKER-MILLER, age 19, from Troutdale, was transported by ambulance to Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital with minor injuries. The two deceased occupants and the passenger with minor injuries were using safety restraints. Safety restraint use by the seriously injured male passenger is pending further confirmation.

The Ford's driver, KENNETH E. HENLEY II, age 29, from Albany, received minor injury and was taken by an OSP trooper to Lebanon Hospital. He was using safety restraints and was treated and released.

OSP troopers from the Albany Area Command office are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash. Trooper Casey Hunter is the lead investigator.

The highway was closed over four hours during the investigation. No photographs to be released at this time.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Update: Names Released - Double Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 22 west of Dallas in Polk County (Photo) - 04/05/14
The following news release is approved for release by Polk County District Attorney Aaron Felton:

Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Polk County District Attorney's Office and Keizer Police Department, are continuing the investigation into the cause of a Friday evening two vehicle double fatal traffic crash along Highway 22 about three miles west of Dallas. The crash resulted in the death of two males and serious injuries to another male and a female. Names and other related information is released in this update.

On April 4, 2014 at approximately 7:04 p.m., OSP Northern Command Center dispatch received information from Polk County 9-1-1 of a two vehicle head-on crash on Highway 22 near milepost 10 west of Van Well Road. OSP troopers, Polk County Sheriff's Office and Dallas Fire & Rescue responded to the scene and confirmed a head-on crash occurred between a 1995 Ford Ranger pickup and a 2011 Toyota RAV 4 sport utility vehicle. Both vehicles contained two occupants.

The male drivers of both vehicles were pronounced deceased at the scene. The adult male passenger in the pickup and an adult female passenger in the sport utility vehicle were both seriously injured and transported by ambulance to Salem Hospital.

The Ford Ranger pickup's occupants are identified as driver CAYDEN THOMAS FITCH, age 18, and passenger/father BRYAN FITCH, age 43, from Lincoln City. BRYAN FITCH is employed as an Oregon State Police trooper out of the Newport Area Command office and was off duty traveling with his son when the crash occurred.

The Toyota RAV4 occupants are identified as driver MICHAEL JOSEPH MOYLETT, age 69, and passenger/wife ESTELLA MOYLETT, age 61, from Gresham.

Preliminary scene investigation indicates the Ford pickup was traveling eastbound when it pulled into the westbound lane to pass a vehicle and collided head-on with the Toyota RAV4. The area where the crash occurred is a two lane highway. The pickup came to rest across the center of the highway. The sport utility vehicle came to rest off the north side of the highway in bordering bushes and trees. All involved occupants were using safety restraints and both vehicles' airbags deployed.

OSP troopers from the Salem and McMinnville offices are investigating along with collision reconstructionists from OSP and Keizer Police Department. OSP requested Keizer Police Department provide the crash reconstruction report to the District Attorney's office when completed. The Polk County District Attorney and Polk County Medical Examiner responded to the scene.

The highway was closed for about six hours with a detour in place provided by ODOT.

"We speak often publicly about how families and friends are affected by motor vehicle collisions and that lives are forever impacted," said Superintendent Richard Evans. "Friday evening, two families and our Department are sadly experiencing such a loss. Please keep both families in your thoughts and prayers."

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Preliminary Information: Double Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 22 west of Dallas in Polk County - 04/04/14
Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Polk County District Attorney's Office and Keizer Police Department, are continuing the investigation into the cause of a Friday evening two vehicle double fatal traffic crash along Highway 22 about three miles west of Dallas. The crash resulted in the death of two males and serious injuries to another male and a female. Names and other related information will be released at a later time following approval from the District Attorney's office and confirmation of next of kin notifications.

Preliminary investigation indicates on April 4, 2014 at approximately 7:04 p.m., OSP Northern Command Center dispatch received information from Polk County 9-1-1 of a two vehicle head-on crash on Highway 22 near milepost 10 west of Van Well Road. OSP troopers, Polk County Sheriff's Office and Dallas Fire & Rescue responded to the scene and confirmed a head-on crash occurred between a Ford Ranger pickup and a Toyota RAV 4 sport utility vehicle. Both vehicles contained two occupants.

The male drivers of both vehicles were pronounced deceased at the scene. The adult male passenger in the pickup and an adult female passenger in the sport utility vehicle were both seriously injured and transported by ambulance to Salem Hospital.

The area where the crash occurred is a two lane highway. The pickup was traveling eastbound and the sport utility vehicle was westbound.

OSP troopers from the Salem and McMinnville offices are investigating along with collision reconstructionists from Keizer Police Department and OSP. The Polk County District Attorney and Polk County Medical Examiner responded to the scene.

The highway has been closed since the crash occurred with a detour in place established by ODOT. Traffic updates at TripCheck.com.

No photographs for released at this time.

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In-Car Tracking Device Helps Troopers Find Stolen Car, Arrest Driver - Interstate 84 east of Baker City - 04/04/14
Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Sunnyside, Washington Police Department and a car dealership using an in-car tracking device, located a stolen vehicle and arrested a woman Thursday afternoon at an Interstate 84 rest area about 30 miles east of Baker City.

On April 3, 2014 at approximately 12:18 p.m. (Mountain Time), OSP Southern Command Center dispatch was contacted by Sunnyside Police Department regarding a stolen 2004 Chevrolet Impala believed operated by an adult female. A Sunnyside, Washington car dealership, from where the car was sold, was assisting the police in locating the stolen car by tracking it using an in-car tracking device indicating its last known location was eastbound on Interstate 84 east of Baker City.

OSP troopers from Baker City and Ontario were dispatched to be on the lookout for the stolen car. One of the troopers contacted the car dealership by phone and was told the car was stationary at the Weatherby Rest Area near milepost 335. The trooper asked that the car be remotely disabled through the tracking device to prevent he car from leaving the rest area and possibly being involved in a pursuit once it was back on the road.

At approximately 1:07 p.m. OSP troopers arrived in the rest area and saw a citizen was trying to help the woman jump start the car. The troopers detained the female driver identified as MELISSA N. ROMAN, age 29, from McAllen, Texas. She was accompanied by her three children ages 11, 9, and 4.

Subsequent to the investigation, ROMAN was arrested and lodged in the Baker County Jail for Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle. While in a jail holding cell, a Baker County corrections deputy saw via video surveillance ROMAN attempting to discard a glass pipe down a drain. The deputy interceded and seized the pipe that fielded tested positive for methamphetamine. She was also charged with Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine.

The three children were released to the custody of Department of Human Services. The woman was reportedly driving with the children back to Texas.

Questions regarding the stolen vehicle investigation should be directed to Sunnyside Police Department.

No photographs available for this release.

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Update: Named Released - Death Investigation - OC&E Woods Line State Trail east of Klamath Falls - 04/03/14
Oregon State Police Criminal Investigations Division, with the assistance of the State Medical Examiner's Office, is continuing the investigation into the cause of death of a man whose body was found Wednesday morning in the brush off OC&E Woods Line State Trail near Olene in Klamath County. There was no obvious sign of foul play.

The deceased man is identified as CODY HAROLD PEMBERTON, age 60, from Klamath Falls. The State Medical Examiner's Office conducted an examination Thursday afternoon and told detectives the cause of death is pending toxicology test results.

According to Sergeant Robert Fenner, on April 2, 2014 at approximately 12 noon, OSP Klamath Falls troopers and detectives responded and confirmed the body of a fully clothed deceased adult male was found a quarter mile from Olene Store in the brush about 30 yards off the trail. A hiker reported finding the deceased male, identified as PEMBERTON, while traveling along the trail.

Detectives learned PEMBERTON was dropped off at the trail on Monday and failed to contact a family member as originally planned.

The OC&E Woods Line State Trail is a rails-to-trails conversion into a non-motorized path for walking, jogging, cycling, and equestrian use.

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OSP Criminal Investigations Division Sex Abuse Investigation Leads to Arrest of Fort Klamath Man (Photo) - 04/02/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested a 58-year old Fort Klamath man Tuesday evening after a warrant was issued for his arrest for Sex Abuse in the First Degree.

On April 1, 2014 at approximately 8:20 p.m., OSP troopers contacted EFREN M. VALENCIA, age 58, at his residence in the 52000 block of Highway 62 and took him into custody. A Klamath County Circuit Court judge issued a felony warrant for Sex Abuse in the First Degree after a grand jury indicted VALENCIA following an investigation by OSP Criminal Investigations Division. VALENCIA was lodged in the Klamath County Jail.

The investigation centered on alleged criminal conduct toward a known female victim when she was less than 12 years of age. In October 2013, OSP arrested VALENCIA related to another sex abuse investigation into allegations involving a second known female victim who at the time was also under 12 years of age.

Lead investigator is Detective Don Miller.

Photograph - Klamath County Sheriff's Office

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Hermiston Police & OSP Asking For Public's Help to Find Missing Hermiston Man (Photo) - 03/31/14
Hermiston Police Department and Oregon State Police are asking for the public's help to find a 59-year old Hermiston-area man reported missing under suspicious circumstances after his car was found Monday morning in a parking lot to the foot bridge on the westbound side of the Interstate 82 over the Columbia River.

On Monday morning, March 31, 2014, Hermiston Police Department was contacted by a family member of ALVIN LEE PATTERSON, age 59, from Hermiston. Hermiston police subsequently took a missing person report after his vehicle was found parked at the bottom of the path to the foot bridge on the westbound side of the Interstate 82 bridge. The car contained his personal property, identification and cellphone.

PATTERSON is described as a white male, 5'5", 160 lbs, short black hair, and was last known to be wearing a navy blue shirt and tan pants. (Oregon DMV photo is provided with this release)

Hermiston Police Department and Oregon State Police are asking to speak with anyone who saw a man matching PATTERSON's description in the parking lot or walking on the footbridge Monday morning between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., or anyone with related information regarding this missing person investigation to Hermiston Police Department Officer Robert Guerrero or OSP Trooper Jerrad Little through OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at (541) 664-4660.

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Update #2: Added Charge - Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 26 near Banks (Photo) - 03/31/14
(Note: ALLEN also cited for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamephetamine after a small amount was found on her personal property while being treated at hospital)

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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Monday morning's serious injury traffic that occurred along Highway 26 near Banks. The name of the Toyota's driver is released in this update.

Preliminary information indicates on March 31, 2014 at approximately 9:00 a.m., a 2003 Toyota Corolla driven by JOY DE'ANN ALLEN, age 35, from Beaverton, was westbound on Highway 26 near milepost 51 when it crossed into the eastbound lane and crashed into the left front corner of an eastbound 2007 Freightliner truck.

ALLEN and her 2-year old daughter were extricated by firefighters. ALLEN was transported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with serious, non-life threatening injuries. The child was transported to the same hospital by ground ambulance with minor injuries.

The truck's driver, GREGORY P. KOSTRBA, age 66, from Wilsonville, received minor injury but refused medical care at the scene.

Subsequent to the preliminary investigation, ALLEN was cited to appear in Washington County Circuit Court for:

* Reckless Driving
* Recklessly Endangering Another Person (2 counts)
* Assault in the Fourth Degree (2 counts)
* No Operators License

OSP was assisted at the scene by Washington County Sheriff's Office, Banks Fire District, and ODOT. Highway 26 was closed with a detour in place for over 3 hours. Trooper Will Brindza is the lead investigator.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Update: Motorcyclist Facing Several Charges After Serious Injury Traffic Crash While Attempting to Elude Trooper (Photo) - 03/31/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) cited a Yakima, Washington man following Sunday afternoon's motorcycle crash along the eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 near Rowena that occurred when the motorcyclist was attempting to elude an OSP trooper. The seriously injured man's name and other information is being released in this update.

On March 30, 2014 at approximately 3:50 p.m., an OSP trooper attempted to stop a recklessly operated motorcycle eastbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 68 west of Mosier after initially confirming it was traveling 110 mph in a 65 speed zone approaching the trooper from behind. The motorcyclist attempted to elude eastbound at a high rate of speed and the trooper lost sight of the motorcycle east of Mosier as troopers also began to set up in The Dalles area to assist if needed.

About ten minutes later, Klickitat County, Washington 9-1-1 received a call from an unidentified man saying he was hurt in a motorcycle crash while attempting to elude police in Oregon. The man wasn't able to provide an exact location before his cellphone call was dropped and ended.

OSP and Wasco County Sheriff's Office started checking the area between The Dalles and Mosier. An OSP sergeant traveling westbound spotted the motorcycle crash scene and injured man across the freeway about 4:03 p.m. near milepost 76 west of the Rowena interchange. The sergeant stopped, ran across the freeway and requested medical respond as he started initial emergency care. The motorcycle had left the freeway coming out of a sharp left curve and collided head-on with a tree.

The motorcyclist, KENNETH S. MARAVELIAS, age 27, from Yakima, Washington, was transported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland with serious, non-life threatening injuries. He was wearing a protective helmet. On Monday, March 31, OSP cited MARAVELIAS to appear in Wasco County Circuit Court for Felony Attempt to Elude on a Vehicle, Reckless Driving, No Valid Operator License and other traffic violations.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Wasco County Sheriff's Office, Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue and ODOT. One eastbound lane was closed during the scene investigation.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Update #3: Missing Oregon State Hospital Patient Located (Photo) - 03/31/14
The Oregon State Hospital (OSH) psychiatric patient missing since March 29th is now back in custody and care of OSH staff. On Sunday afternoon, March 30, GREGORY A. PAGE, age 60, was brought to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis after local medics responded to a park on a medical call. PAGE initially provided a false name but was later suspected by one of the hospital's doctors of being the missing OSH patient. Corvallis police responded to the hospital, positively identified PAGE and notified Oregon State Police.

There is no information indicating that PAGE received help to leave custody of OSH. How he traveled from Salem to Corvallis is not known at this time. Upon conclusion, the OSP Criminal Investigations Division investigation will be reviewed with the Marion County District Attorney's Office.

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An Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division detective confirmed this morning that GREGORY A. PAGE, age 60, a psychiatric patient reported Saturday, March 29, on unauthorized departure from the Oregon State Hospital was located. For security reasons at this time, no other information is being released pending return back to the care and custody of the staff at Oregon State Hospital (OSH).

According to a Oregon Health Authority news release issued March 29, the patient, GREGORY A. PAGE, was not considered to be a danger to himself or others. The Oregon State Police was conducting an investigation to help locate him and bring him safely back to the hospital.

PAGE was first admitted to the Oregon State Hospital on October 14, 1994, and most recently on March 27, 2012, as a forensic commitment from Lane County. In 1994, PAGE was deemed Guilty Except for Insanity for attempted murder. He was sentenced for 20 years for under the jurisdiction of the Psychiatric Security Review Board. Patients under the jurisdiction of the PSRB live in a variety of settings, from independent living in the community to the Oregon State Hospital.

PAGE is a resident of one of the group homes on the grounds of OSH that are staffed 24-7 and designed for patients who receive treatment but do not need to live within the secure perimeter of the state hospital.

He was last seen at the Denny's on Market Street in Salem at approximately 8:30 a.m. PAGE was reported missing at approximately 7:30 a.m. when nursing staff discovered he was not in his room during hourly rounds.

Photograph - Oregon Health Authority

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Update #2: Correction & Added Info - Wrong Way Driver-Involved Fatal Traffic Crash - Interstate 5 south of Medford (Photo) - 03/31/14
Correction: The offending driver's correct age is 42, not 32 as originally listed. OSP investigation is continuing and no other information regarding it is being released at this time.

Note: The celebration of life for the victim, Karen Greenstein, is scheduled for Saturday, April 5, at 11:00 a.m. at Ashland High School. According to a news release sent Sunday by Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon, friends, family and Emergency Service workers from all agencies are invited to attend.

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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the early Thursday morning two-vehicle wrong way driver-involved fatal traffic crash that occurred in the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 about five miles south of Medford. Additional details and names are released in this update. OSP is seeking information from witnesses related to this fatal crash investigation.

On March 27, 2014 at approximately 3:17 a.m., OSP, Jackson County Sheriff's Office, local fire and medical personnel, and ODOT were dispatched to a reported traffic crash involving a wrong way driver in the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 near milepost 24. The crash involves two vehicles with one confirmed fatality.

Preliminary investigation indicates a silver 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan driven by RICHARD WEBSTER SCOTT, age 42, from Grants Pass, was driving northbound in the right hand southbound lane of Interstate 5 when it collided head-on with a southbound 2006 Honda Civic driven by KAREN LEE GREENSTEIN, age 58, from Ashland.

SCOTT was extricated from the vehicle by firefighters and taken to Rogue Valley Medical Center with serious injuries.

GREENSTEIN was ejected from her vehicle and pronounced deceased at the scene. Investigators learned GREENSTEIN worked over 20 years for several Jackson County-area emergency dispatch centers and was enroute home after completing her shift at Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon.

OSP troopers and collision reconstructionist from the Central Point Area Command office are continuing the investigation. OSP is asking any witnesses who have not spoken to investigators to call OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at 541-776-6111. Investigators are looking for witnesses to any driving prior to the fatal crash involving the silver 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan along Interstate 5, including information related to a report that prior to the crash a vehicle matching the van's description was seen sideways on the southbound off ramp at exit 21 about three miles south of the scene.

OSP is being assisted by Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Medford Police Department, Jackson County District Attorney's Office, Jackson County Fire District 5 and ODOT.

Alcohol is being investigated as a contributing factor on part of the offending driver. Safety restraint use by both drivers is pending confirmation. OSP is investigating this crash as a criminal investigation.

The southbound lanes are still closed at this time. OSP troopers on scene anticipate southbound lanes will remained closed until around 12 noon. Traffic updates may be monitored on ODOT's website TripCheck.com.

Wrong way drivers present an obvious danger to all motorists on our highways. The most recent available crash statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicates wrong way drivers are involved in 1.5% of all fatal crashes nationally. Wrong way drivers usually drive in the inside lane or inside shoulder, believing they are actually on a two-lane highway. Most common types of wrong way driver-involved crashes are head-on or sideswipe crashes.

The following information and safety tips are offered related to wrong way drivers.

Who is the wrong way driver?

* Intoxicated driver
* Older drivers who easily get confused
* Intentional drivers (example - trying to avoid traffic jams / congestion caused by crashes)
* Inattentive drivers who mistake an off ramp for an on ramp

Safety Tips:

* Watch far ahead for signs of a possible wrong way driver, looking for signs similar to pending problems or developing emergency situations such as other traffic braking or swerving to avoid something, or the obvious - headlights coming in the opposite direction.
* Caution against driving long periods in the inside lane on freeways, especially on curves.

Photograph of offending driver's vehicle provided with release.

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Update Information: Serious Injury Motorcycle Crash - Interstate 84 west of The Dalles - 03/30/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Sunday afternoon's motorcycle crash along the eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 near Rowena that occurred when the motorcyclist was attempting to elude an OSP trooper. This release is an update and the injured motorcycle operator's name will be released Monday.

On March 30, 2014 at approximately 3:50 p.m., an OSP trooper attempted to stop a recklessly operated motorcycle eastbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 69 at Mosier. The motorcyclist attempted to elude eastbound at a high rate of speed and the trooper lost sight of the motorcycle east of Mosier.

About 20 minutes later, OSP received a report of a serious injury motorcycle crash into a tree near milepost 76 in the vicinity of the Rowena interchange. OSP, Wasco County Sheriff's Office and Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue responded and found the motorcyclist was seriously injured.

The motorcyclist was transported by air ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center for treatment.

One eastbound lane was closed during the scene investigation.

No other information for release at this time.

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Arrest Following Attempt to Elude in Vehicle & Foot in St. Helens (Photo) - 03/29/14
St. Helens Police (SHPD) and Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested a 23-year old man on multiple charges Friday night following his attempt to elude in a vehicle and on foot in the St. Helens area.

On March 28, 2014 at approximately 8:41 p.m., OSP received two driving complaints of a possible DUII driver northbound on Highway 30 from Scappoose. An OSP senior trooper overtook the Ford Focus passenger car on Old Portland Road where a traffic stop was initiated. As the trooper was talking to the male driver, he sped off in the car and attempted to elude toward St. Helens.

St. Helens police deployed spike strips near 14th Street on Old Portland Road successfully hitting 3 of the car's four tires. As the driver continued to attempt to elude on city streets, St. Helens police took the lead with OSP assisting.

The car crashed on N. 9th Street and Columbia Boulevard where the driver fled on foot a brief distance before a St. Helens police officer tackled him in the back yard of a residence. The driver resisted but was restrained by officers and taken into custody at 8:57 p.m.

The driver was identified as STEVEN MICHAEL THOMPSON, age 23, from St. Helens. THOMPSON was lodged by SHPD in the Columbia County Jail on the following charges:

* DUII
* Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle
* Misdemeanor Attempt to Elude on Foot
* Reckless Driving
* Resisting Arrest
* Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree
* Criminal Mischief in the Third Degree

Photograph - Columbia County Sheriff's Office

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Second Person Arrested In Ongoing Currency Forgery Investigation in Klamath Falls (Photo) - 03/28/14
An ongoing investigation following the arrest earlier this month of a woman in possession of counterfeit money led to the arrest Friday morning of a Klamath Falls man at a local motel. The man was in the process of forging currency in his motel room when contacted by Oregon State Police (OSP) and Klamath Falls Police Department.

On March 28, 2014 at approximately 2:15 a.m., OSP troopers, with the assistance of Klamath Falls police, contacted a motel room at the Cimarron Motel Inn at 3060 South Sixth Street. Contact at the motel stemmed from an ongoing forgery investigation following the March 18 arrest of STEPHANIE VIGIL, age 30, by OSP during a traffic stop in which VIGIL was in possession of counterfeit money and methamphetamine.

Officers contacted the room's occupant identified as VERNON EDWARD SCHAEFFER, age 36, from Klamath Falls. SCHAEFFER was in the process of forging fake currency and had at least twenty fake $20, $50, and $100 bills. In addition to the fake currency, officers seized a color copier/scanner, paper, a small amount of methamphetamine and other evidence.

OSP arrested SHAEFFER and lodged him in the Klamath County Jail on the following charges:

* Twenty (20) counts of Forgery in the First Degree
* Twenty (20) counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument
* Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine

OSP is continuing the investigation.

Photograph - Klamath County Sheriff's Office

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Gresham Man Sentenced to 75 Months in Prison Related to September 2012 Fatal Traffic Crash on Highway 31 south of Silver Lake - 03/28/14
According to Lake County District Attorney Ulys Stapleton, 23-year old SEAN TAYLOR BERGLUND of Gresham, Oregon, was sentenced on March 10, 2014 by Lake County Circuit Court Judge Rob Nichols to 75 months in prison (without the possibility of parole) after pleading guilty to Manslaughter in the Second Degree.

At sentencing, the defendant finally admitted responsibility for the death of ROBERT SANCHEZ BUSCH, age 22, also from Gresham, who was a passenger in a vehicle driven by BERGLUND. The fatal traffic crash occurred in September of 2012 on Highway 31 about four miles south of Silver Lake.

Until his guilty plea, BERGLUND insisted throughout the investigation that an unidentified third person was driving the vehicle. During an extensive multi-month ongoing investigation by the Oregon State Police, BERGLUND was identified as the pickup's driver and was indicted by a Lake County Grand Jury in May of 2013.

"I want to again personally thank all of the State Troopers and other investigators who participated in this case for their hard work," said Lake County District Attorney Ulys Stapleton. "It has been a long and arduous process, especially for the victim's family."

Questions can be directed to the Lake County District Attorney's Office.

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http://www.oregon.gov/osp/NEWSRL/Pages/news/09_02_2012_fatal_hwy31_silverlake.aspx

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Six Injured, Including 5-Yr Old Ejected Child, in Traffic Crash - Interstate 84 west of Meacham in Umatilla County - 03/28/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Thursday night's single vehicle rollover crash along Interstate 84 west of Meacham in northeastern Oregon that resulted in serious injuries to a 5-year old boy who was not using safety restraints and was ejected.

On March 27, 2014 at approximately 11:37 p.m., a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban driven by BEATRIZ MURILLO, age 38, from Salem, was eastbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 234 when MURILLO lost control on black ice. The vehicle rolled several times crossing through the median before coming to rest on the westbound shoulder.

The Suburban was occupied by six family members. A 5-year old boy was not properly restrained and was ejected from the rolling vehicle, coming to rest seriously injured in the westbound lanes. The child, whose name is not available, was initially transported by air ambulance to St. Anthony Hospital in Pendleton. He was then taken by air ambulance to Oregon Health & Science University in Portland for treatment of serious injuries.

The other five family members, including driver MURILLO and 44-year old passenger LUCIO MENDOZA, were transported by ground ambulance to St. Anthony Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Other names are not available for this release.

OSP troopers from the Pendleton Area Command office responded to the scene to investigate. Senior Trooper Michael Wolf is the lead investigator. No photographs available for this release.

OSP was assisted by Umatilla Tribal EMS, Pendleton EMS, and ODOT. The westbound lanes were closed approximately 1 hour.

OSP and ODOT urge all travelers to remember that proper safety restraint usage is the single most effective way to protect against injuries or death in a motor vehicle crash. The greatest danger to unbelted children and adult occupants is ejection from the vehicle. An unbelted or improperly restrained occupant is five times more likely to be ejected than one who is belted.

The odds of surviving ejection are estimated at one in four - compared to a one in two hundred fatality rate for occupants who remain inside the vehicle. Ejection is the principal reason that minors are prohibited from riding in an open bed of a pickup truck.

For child safety seats, follow the manufacturer's instructions or attend a free child safety seat clinic (see below for resources). For adults, "proper use" means the lap belt is placed low across hips with the shoulder belt crossing the center of the chest over the collarbone. Belts should be free of slack and lying flat with no twists or knots. If the shoulder belt portion of the belt rides up onto the neck or feels uncomfortable, comfort may be increased by using the built-in adjuster or by moving seat position. The shoulder belt should NOT be placed under the arm or behind the back - this can cause serious internal injuries or ejection in a crash.

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OREGON LAW: A child weighing less than 40 pounds must be properly restrained in a child safety seat. A child under one year of age or weighing less than twenty pounds must be restrained in a rear-facing child seat. A child over forty pounds but under age eight or less than 4' 9" tall must be restrained in either a child seat with harness system or in a booster seat that raises the child up so that a lap and shoulder belt system fit correctly.

For help with child seats, refer to the seat manufacturer's instructions, vehicle owner's manual, or your local child seat fitting station. A list of fitting stations can be found at: http://www.nhtsa.gov/apps/cps/index.htm or at http://oregonimpact.org/car-seat-resources/

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Update: Photo - Woman Treated & Released From Hospital After Spending Hours Trapped in Vehicle off Highway 95 near Rome in Southeast Oregon (Photo) - 03/27/14
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A Meridian, Idaho woman received non-life threatening injuries Wednesday after she spent several hours in her crashed vehicle down in a ravine off Highway 95 near Rome in southeast Oregon. The woman's vehicle was spotted by Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) employees who contacted police and medical responders.

On March 26, 2014 at approximately 7:07 p.m., ODOT employees reported to OSP Southern Command Center dispatch that a vehicle was seen off Highway 95 near Rome Hill an estimated distance of over a hundred yards in a ravine. Oregon State Police (OSP) and emergency responders were dispatched to the remote area. ODOT employees hiked down to the vehicle and confirmed that a conscious, injured adult female was trapped inside.

The woman, identified as TARAH M. COLWELL, age 32, from Meridian, Idaho, told the ODOT employees she was trapped inside her damaged passenger vehicle since early that morning after it went off the highway to where it came to rest.

An air ambulance and ground medical personnel were dispatched to the area. Jordan Valley Ambulance and rescue personnel arrived about an hour after the report came in to remove the woman out of the ravine back to the highway for transport to West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell, Idaho. According to the hospital, COLWELL was treated and later released. Malheur County search and rescue resources were also requested to respond but were advised to disregard after the woman was rescued.

OSP is continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash. The vehicle may not be recoverable.

No other information available for this release.

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Preliminary Information: Wrong Way Driver-Involved Fatal Traffic Crash - Interstate 5 south of Medford - 03/27/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is beginning the investigation into early Thursday morning's two-vehicle wrong way driver-involved fatal traffic crash in the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 about five miles south of Medford. The southbound lanes are blocked and traffic is being diverted to Highway 99 with anticipated closure and possible delays for a few hours.

Preliminary informtaion indicates on March 27, 2014 at approximately 3:17 a.m., OSP, Jackson County Sheriff's Office, local fire and medical personnel, and ODOT were dispatched to a reported traffic crash involving a wrong way driver in the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 near milepost 25. The crash involves two vehicles with one confirmed fatality. The offending driver, who was northbound in the southbound lanes, was extricated from the vehicle and is being taken to an area hospital with unknown injuries.

OSP troopers and collision reconstructionist from the Central Point Area Command office are on scene investigating. OSP is being assisted by Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Medford Police Department, Jackson County District Attorney's Office, local fire personnel and ODOT.

Traffic updates may be monitored on ODOT's website TripCheck.com.

No more information expected for release until later today.

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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Seizure of 3 lbs of Marijuana, Arrest of Portland Man - Interstate 84 near North Powder in Union County (Photo) - 03/26/14
An Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop Wednesday afternoon along Interstate 84 near North Powder led to the arrest of a Portland resident after the trooper found approximately 3 lbs of marijuana inside the rented car. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation.

On March 26, 2014 at approximately 12:30 p.m., an OSP trooper stopped a rented 2013 Ford Fusion displaying Arizona license plates eastbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 282 for a speed violation. The driver was identified as JESUS MACIAS, age 35, from Portland.

Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop led the trooper to find approximately 3 lbs of marijuana inside a suitcase on the rear seat. Estimated value of the seized marijuana is $7500.

MACIAS was taken into custody and lodged in the Union County Jail for Unlawful Possession, Distribution and Manufacture of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana.

Photograph Source: Oregon State Police

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Lincoln Interagency Narcotics Team Dismantles Heroin & Meth Operation in Newport; Two Arrested (Photo) - 03/26/14
Two Newport residents were arrested Tuesday when Lincoln Interagency Narcotics Team (LINT) detectives, assisted by Newport Police Department and Oregon State Police, served search warrants at two locations and seized a large quantity of heroin and methamphetamine, firearms, and a large amount of currency.

On the morning of March 25, 2014, LINT detectives served a search warrant in the 400 block of SW 7th Street in Newport. A search of a residence led to the seizure of evidence related to the delivery and possession of heroin, along with a firearm and a large amount of currency. An occupant of the residence, GIANG HOANG LE, age 36, was not there but officers learned LE was staying at another residence in the same complex.

Officers contacted the residence where they believed LE was at and found him and his girlfriend, BRITTNEY MARIE WOOD, age 24. LINT detectives obtained a search warrant for the second residence at the complex. A search was conducted with the assistance of a Newport police K-9 team and detectives seized approximately 3 ounces of methamphetamine, one ounce of heroin, and other evidence including two loaded handguns. Over $20,000 cash was also seized associated with the investigation.

Over the past several months, LINT detectives received information that LE was selling methamphetamine and heroin in the Newport area. LE and WOOD were taken into custody by LINT detectives and lodged in the Lincoln County Jail on the following charges:

GIANG HOANG LE
* Unlawful Manufacture, Delivery and Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine
* Unlawful Manufacture, Delivery and Possession of a Controlled Substance - Heroin
* Felon in Possession of a Firearm

BRITTNEY MARIE WOOD
* Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine
* Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Heroin
* Warrant (Marion County): Fail to Appear - Burglary in the First Degree

LINT is comprised of members of the Lincoln City Police Department, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Oregon State Police, and Lincoln County District Attorney's Office. LINT urges anyone with information regarding this case or suspected drug crimes in Lincoln County to call (541) 265-8101.

Photograph Sources:
LE and WOOD photos - Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
Drug, firearms and cash photo - LINT

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Update: Motorcyclist Dies From Injuries Sustained in March 22nd Crash - Highway 99W south of Dundee - 03/26/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) confirmed through the Medical Examiner's office that a 24-year old Newberg man died early Wednesday morning, March 26, at a Portland hospital from injuries sustained Saturday evening in a motorcycle crash on Highway 99W about one mile south of Dundee in Yamhill County.

CURTIS PETERSON, age 24, was critically injured March 22, 2014 at approximately 6:50 p.m., while operating a 2005 Yamaha motorcycle southbound on Highway 99W near milepost 28. PETERSON failed to negotiate a curve and traveled off the highway where he was ejected.

PETERSON was transported by air ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center where he was being treated until he passed away. He was wearing a protective helmet.

OSP troopers from the McMinnville and North Plains offices are continuing the investigation.

Previously released information available at: http://www.oregon.gov/osp/NEWSRL/Pages/news/03_23_2014_seriousinj_mtc_hwy99w_mp28.aspx

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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Seizure of 10 lbs of Marijuana, Pending Court Appearance for 2 Utah Men - 03/25/14
Two Utah men are facing charges in Lake County Circuit Court after a traffic stop Saturday by an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper led to the seizure of approximately 10 pounds of marijuana from their vehicle. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation.

On March 22, 2014 at approximately 12:22 p.m., an OSP trooper stopped at 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe sport utility vehicle displaying Utah license plates for a traffic violation eastbound on Highway 140 near Adel east of Lakeview. The two occupants were identified as driver JAMES K. CLARK, age 33, from Salt Lake City, Utah, and passenger DANIEL KEENER, age 40, from Magna, Utah.

Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop led the trooper to discover approximately 10 pounds of marijuana inside a suitcase in the vehicle. Estimated value of the seized marijuana is $25,000.

CLARK and KEENER were taken into custody. They were later cited and released to appear in Lake County Circuit Court for felony Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana.

No photographs available for this release.

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