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Fatal Crash on Hwy 221 - Yamhill County (Photo) - 11/18/19

On Monday, November 18, 2019 at approximately 11:50 A.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel  responded to a two vehicle collision on Hwy 221(Wallace Rd) near Milepost 10.5.

Preliminary investigation revealed a gray 2004 Volkswagen Passat, operated by Krista Ashley (33) of Salem, was northbound on Hwy 221 when for unknown reasons crossed into the southbound lane striking a black 2019 Chevy Cruz, being operated by Susie Valdez (69) of Salem.

Valdez and her passenger, Robert Valdez (70) of Salem both sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased.

Ashley was transported to Salem Hospital with serious injuries.

There were three passengers in the Passat driven by Ashley:

A juvenile female sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at Salem Hospital. 

Daniel Norris (28) of Salem was transported to Salem Hospital with serious injuries.

A juvenile female was transported to Salem Hospital with serious injuries.

Hwy 221 was closed for approximately 4.5 hours.

Oregon State Police was assisted by the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office, Dayton Fire, and ODOT.

Investigation is continuing 

Fatal Crash on Interstate 5 - Lane County - 11/16/19

On Friday, November 15, 2019 at approximately 4:52 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel  responded to a pedestrian that had been struck on Interstate 5 near milepost 174, in Cottage Grove, OR. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that the pedestrian, identified as Andrew Evans (43) from Cottage Grove, entered the road from the southbound shoulder and into the path of a CMV operated by Ignacio Moncada (46) of Winton, CA.

Evans sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Moncada was not injured.

One southbound lane was closed for 2.5 hours. 

Oregon State Police was assisted by the Cottage Grove Police Department,  South Lane Fire and EMS, and ODOT.

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Fatal Crash on Hwy 99 - Jackson County - 11/14/19

On Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at approximately 6:00 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel  responded to a report of a vehicle that struck a pedestrian on Hwy 99 near milepost 11 in Phoenix, Oregon. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Honda Accord, operated by Bonnie Knudsen (58) of Medford, was northbound on Hwy 99 when a male pedestrian, identified as Mark Cooper (57) no home town known,  walked in front of the vehicle and was struck.

Cooper was transported to Rogue Regional Hospital in Medford where he was pronounced deceased.

OSP was assisted by Talent Police Department, Phoenix Police Department, Jackson County Sheriff's Office and ODOT.

  

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Serious Injury Crash on Hwy 99E - Marion County (Photo) - 11/14/19

On Wednesday November 13, 2019 at approximately 7:54 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a report of a two vehicle crash on Hwy 99E near Concomly Rd NE. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that a silver 2002 GMC Envoy, operated by Nicolas Martinez-Rivera (56) of Woodburn, was traveling northbound on Hwy 99E near Concomly Rd NE when for unknown reasons the Envoy veered into the southbound lanes.  The Envoy collided head-on with a 2009 Ford F-150 pickup operated by Kaleefa Chernishoff (26) of Brooks. 

Chernishoff suffered serious injuries and was transported by ambulance to the Salem Hospital. 

Martinez-Rivera suffered critical injuries and was transported by air to Legacy Emmanuel in Portland.

OSP was assisted by Woodburn Fire and Medics and ODOT.

 

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Single Vehicle Fatal Crash on Hwy 20 - Harney County - 11/14/19

On Wednesday,  November 13, 2019 at approximately 1:45 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 20 near mile post 84.5.

Preliminary investigation revelealed that a 1992 Chevrolet Corvette, operated by Gerald Gates (75) of Salem, was westbound on Hwy 20 when it left the roadway and struck a tree.  

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

OSP was assisted by the Hines Fire Deparment, Harney County Sheriff's Office,and ODOT 

OSP Requesting Assistance with Shooting and Waste of Doe Deer in Adrian, OR - Malheur County - 11/13/19

The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public's help to identify the person(s) responsible for shooting and leaving to waste a doe deer in Adrian, OR.  

This occurred within a few days prior to November 9, 2019. 

The deceased deer was located in a cornfield near the intersection of Miller Rd. and Red Top Rd..

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact OSP Sergeant Isaac Cyr through the Turn in Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP.

** Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators** 

The TIP program offers preference point rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of big game mammals.

Preference Point Rewards:

* 5 Points-Mountain Sheep

* 5 Points-Mountain Goat

* 5 Points-Moose

* 5 Points-Wolf

* 4 Points-Elk

* 4 Points-Deer

* 4 Points-Antelope

* 4 Points-Bear

* 4 Points-Cougar

The TIP program also offers cash rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of Mountain Sheep, Mountain Goat, Moose, Elk, Deer, Antelope, Bear, Cougar, Wolf, Upland Birds, Waterfowl, and Furbearers. Cash rewards can also be awarded for the unlawful take of Game Fish and Shellfish and for Habitat Destruction.

CASH REWARDS:
* $1,000 Mountain Sheep, Mountain Goat and Moose 
* $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope 
* $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf 
* $300 Habitat Destruction 
* $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl 
* $100 Furbearers 

* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish 

How to Report a Wildlife and/or Habitat Law Violation or Suspicious Activity: 

TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP(677)

TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us (Monitored M-F 8:00AM - 5:00PM)

Single Vehicle versus Pedestrian Fatal Crash on I-84- Sherman County - 11/12/19

On Monday, November 11, 2019 at approximately 5:45 pm, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash involving a pedestiran on I-84 near MP 104.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a red and white 2016 Peterbilt Commerical Motor Vehicle, operated by Keith Allen Hille, age 31, of Moscow Mills, Missouri, was traveling westbound on I-84 in the slow lane, when he noticed a reflective vest moving around in the lane of travel. He initially thought the vest was blowing around then realized the vest was being worn by a pedestrian, identified as Alejandro Lozano Rivas, age 33, of Biggs Junction, Oregon. Hille swerved to avoid Lozano Rivas, but was unable to avoid striking him. Lozano Rivas suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Hille stopped immediately after the collison and is cooperating with the investigation.

OSP was assisted by the Sherman County Sheriff's Office, the Sherman County District Attorney's Office and ODOT.  

Single Vehicle Fatal Crash on Hwy 38 - Douglas County - 11/10/19

On Saturday, November 9, 2019, at approximately 2:45 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Hwy 38 near mile post 25 approximately 10 miles west of Elkton.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2016 GMC Canyon Pickup, operated by John Norlin (84) of Roseburg, was traveling on Hwy 38 when for unknown reasons left the roadway and struck a tree.

Norlin sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

One lane of Hwy 38 was closed for approximately four hours after the crash.

OSP was assisted Scottsburg FD, ODOT, and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

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Single Vehicle Fatal Crash on Hwy 97 - Klamath County (Photo) - 11/10/19

On Saturday, November 9, 2019, at approximately 10:48 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 97 near mile post 281. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that a red Honda Civic, operated by William Ogle (23) of Klamath Falls, was traveling north on Hwy 97 when for unknown reasons left the roadway and rolled several times.

Ogle sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Hwy 97 was reduced to one lane for approximately one hour following the crash.

OSP was assisted by Klamath County Fire District #1 and ODOT.

 

 

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OSP Fish and Wildlife Troopers Seeking Public's Assistance in Illegal Shooting of Bald Eagle Lower Cow Creek-- Douglas County (Photo) - 11/08/19

Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish and Wildlife troopers are seeking the public’s assistance regarding a bald eagle being illegally shot with a firearm on Lower Cow Creek Road near West Fork Cow Creek Road. 

On November 7, 2019 at about 9:00 AM, OSP Fish and Wildlife troopers responded to a reported bald eagle that was deceased in Lower Cow Creek.  Upon examination by Fish and Wildlife troopers and personnel from Umpqua Wildlife Rescue, it was determined that the bald eagle died from being shot by a firearm.  It is believed the bald eagle had been deceased for one to two days before being reported.

In conjunction with The TIP program and the Oregon Hunters Association TIP reward fund, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a reward up to $2,500 for information leading to a criminal conviction of the person(s) responsible for the shooting.  The bald eagle is currently protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. The killing or possession of a bald eagle or its parts is a violation of both Acts, punishable by imprisonment of up to one year and a fine of up to $100,000.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact OSP Senior Trooper Kyle Bachmeier or Senior Trooper Curtis Weaver through the Turn in Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP (mobile). 

** Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators** 

The TIP program offers preference point rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of big game mammals.

Preference Point Rewards:

* 5 Points-Bighorn Sheep

* 5 Points-Rocky Mountain Goat

* 5 Points-Moose

* 5 Points-Wolf

* 4 Points-Elk

* 4 Points-Deer

* 4 Points-Antelope

* 4 Points-Bear

* 4 Points-Cougar

Or the Oregon Hunters Association TIP reward fund also offers cash rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Goat, Moose, Elk, Deer, Antelope, Bear, Cougar, Wolf, Upland Birds, Waterfowl, Furbearers, Game Fish and Shellfish.  Cash rewards can also be awarded for turning in people who destroy habitat, illegally obtain licenses/tags and for the unlawful lending/borrowing of big game tags.

CASH REWARDS:
* $1,000 Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Goat and Moose

 
* $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope 
* $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf 
* $300 Habitat Destruction

* $200 Illegally Obtaining License/Tag(s)

* $200 Unlawful Lend/Borrow Big Game Tags(s) 
* $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl 
* $100 Furbearers 

* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish 
 

How to Report a Wildlife and/or Habitat Law Violation or Suspicious Activity: 

TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP (677)

TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us (Monitored M-F 8:00AM - 5:00PM)

 

 

 

 

 

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Fatal Crash on Hwy 140W - Lake County - 11/08/19

On Wednesday, November 8, 2019 at approximately 5:03 A.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 140W near milepost 74.

Preliminary investigation reveals that a green Chevrolet Suburban, operated by Nicholas Whitebread-Lanaro (19) of Bly, was eastbound when for unknown reasons left the roadway and rolled several times. 

Whitebread-Lanaro sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

OSP was assisted by the Lakeview Disaster Unit and ODOT

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Serious Injury Crash on Interstate 84 - Morrow County (Photo) - 11/08/19

On Thursday, November 7, 2019, at approximately 2:00 A.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of single vehicle rollover crash on I-84 near milepost 151. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that a light blue 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee, occupied by Jason Michael Gentilini (29) of Beaverton and Ariel Leigh Holien (28) of Hillsboro, was traveling eastbound on Interstate 84 when for unknown reasons the Jeep drifted off the interstate causing the vehicle to roll. OSP is still investigating which person was driving.   

Holien was flown by helicopter to Virginia Mason Medical Center then to Haborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington with serious injuries. 

Gentilini was transported to Good Shepherd Medical Center by ground Ambulance then to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with serious injuries.  

OSP was assisted by Morrow County Sheriff’s Office, Gilliam County Sheriff’s Office, Boardman Police Department and ODOT. 

OSP is requesting anyone who witnessed the crash or the vehicle before the crash to contact the Oregon State Police at *OSP and refer to Sergeant Placido Lopez.  

 

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Fatal crash on Hwy 140 - Jackson County (Photo) - 11/06/19

On Tuesday,  November 5, 2019 at approximately 1:45 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Highway 140 at the intersection of Kershaw Road.

Preliminary Investigation revealed that 2000 gold Ford Explorer, operated by Enrique Hames (25) of Argentina, was northbound on Kershaw Rd. when it failed to stop at the traffic control device onto Hwy 140.  The Ford drove into the path of an eastbound 2005 Fleetwood Motor home operated by William Silva (41) of Grants Pass.

Hames was transported with serious injuries. 

Silva was transported with minor injuries.

 

There were two passengers in the Ford -

Nicole Rossi (24) of Argentina was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

Cristina Hernandez Selles (26) of Spain sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

 

OSP was assisted by Jackson County Fire District 3, Jackson County Sheriff's Office, and ODOT

Next of kin was notified with the assistance of the Spanish Consulate. 

  

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Fatal crash on Hwy 97 - Deschutes County - 11/05/19

On Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at approximately 11:45 A.M. Oregon State Police troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Highway 97 near milepost 128 (intersection with 61st St.) 

Preliminary investigation revealed that a blue 2017 Subaru Legacy, operated by Linda Dent (76) of Redmond, was southbound on Highway 97 when for unknown reasons crossed into the northbound slow lane and into the path of a 2018 Ram 3500.  The Ram 3500, an Oregon Department of Transportation Incident Response Vehicle, was operated by John Benson (38) of Redmond.

Dent was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Benson was transported to St Charles Hospital in Bend with minor injuries.

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

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Search Warrant for Illegal Marijuana Extraction Operation near Dexter -- Lane County (Photo) - 10/31/19

On October 23, 2019, the Oregon State Police (OSP) Northwest Region Marijuana team executed a search warrant at a rural property in the 38000 block of Dexter Road, near Dexter.

The search warrant was executed by investigators after Inspectors with the Oregon Liquor Control Commission’s (OLCC) Medical Marijuana Division discovered an illegal marijuana extraction operation at an out-of-compliance Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) medical grow site.  The illicit extraction laboratory was discovered operating in a makeshift outdoor structure with unsanitary conditions and was not licensed to process cannabis by OLCC, OMMP, or the Oregon Department of Agriculture’s Industrial Hemp Program. 

Two suspects were located at the property.  Among evidence seized were 10 firearms, one of which was stolen, approximately 216 pounds (over 100,000 mL) of cannabis extracts and two butane hash oil extraction machines valued at $120,000.00.  Also seized were items relating to the manufacture and sale of counterfeit vape cartridges.

The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Eugene Resident Office, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office and OLCC assisted. 

Charges of Unlawful Possession of Marijuana (any unlawful extract), Unlawful Delivery of a Marijuana Item and Unlawful Manufacture of a Marijuana Item (cannabinoid extract) will be forwarded to the Lane County District Attorney for consideration.  Names of the suspects are being withheld pending review of the case by the Lane County District Attorney’s Office.

No further information for release. 

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Double fatality crash on Hwy 18 - Yamhill County (Photo) - 10/31/19

On Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at approximately 7:30 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 18 near milepost 35.  

Preliminary investigation indicates that a black 1994 Honda Accord, operated by Kyra Loucks (32) of Sheridan, was eastbound on Hwy18 when a westbound white 1995 Honda Civic, operated by Evan Anderson (27) of Willamina,  attempted to turn left, into a business driveway, in the path of the Accord.

Loucks was not seriously injured in the crash,

Anderson and front seat passenger Jeramiah Villarreal (34) of McMinnville were transported to Salem Hospital with non life threatening injuries.

The two passengers in the backseat of the Civic, Ralph Lehn (35) of McMinnville and Claudia Barclay (49) of Eugene, sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased.

Hwy 18 was closed for approximately four hours.

OSP was assisted by Yamhill County Sheriffs Office, ODOT, and Sheridan Fire Department.

 

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Hit and Run Vehicle Versus Pedestrian Crash -- Josephine County (Photo) - 10/30/19

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into this morning’s hit and run vehicle versus pedestrian crash on Highway 46 (Caves Highway) near the intersection of Laurel Road in rural Josephine County. 

On October 30, 2019 at about 1:49 a.m., OSP troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a vehicle crash on Highway 46 (Caves Highway) near the intersection of Laurel Road.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a black 1999 Mercedes C28 was traveling eastbound on Highway 46 (Caves Highway) when it struck a pedestrian in the roadway.  The driver of the vehicle fled the scene prior to the arrival of first responders. The unidentified pedestrian was transported by air ambulance to Rogue Regional Medical Center with serious injuries.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Illinois Valley Fire.

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when available.  Anyone with information regarding the investigation is asked to call OSP Southern Command Center (*OSP) and reference Case #SP19-384956.

Photograph provided by OSP. 

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

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Update -- Fatal Pedestrian Crash Highway 99W near Junction City -- Lane County -- Names Released - 10/29/19

The driver of the Mercury Cougar is identified as Robbin WILSON, age 56, from Monroe.

The pedestrian is identified as Megan THORNTON, age 34, unknown city of residence. 

Previous Release:

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Friday evening’s fatal pedestrian crash on Highway 99W near Junction City. 

On Friday October 25th at about 10:43 PM, OSP troopers and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle versus a pedestrian crash on Highway 99W near Milepost 111.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Mercury Cougar, operated by an adult female, was traveling northbound when it struck an adult female pedestrian. 

The female pedestrian sustained fatal injuries as a result of the collision and was pronounced deceased at the hospital.  The female pedestrian has yet to be identified by investigators.  The driver of the Mercury Cougar was not injured and is cooperating with investigators. 

Highway 99W was partially closed for about 4 hours following the crash.

OSP was assisted by Junction City PD, Lane Fire Authority and ODOT.

Names are being withheld pending identification of the deceased female pedestrian and next of kin notification. 

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when available.

No photographs for release.

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Twitter: @ORStatePolice 
Facebook: @ospsocial

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OSP Fish and Wildlife is looking for information on a Doe Mule Deer left to waste in Crook County (Photo) - 10/28/19

The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public's help for information regarding the unlawful take and waste of a doe Mule Deer east of Powell Butte on Valley View Rd.  The doe Mule Deer was shot on Thursday October 24th at 6:44am.  

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact OSP Senior Trooper Scott Vaughn through the Turn in Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP (mobile).

** Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators** 

The TIP program offers preference point rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of big game mammals.

Preference Point Rewards:

* 5 Points-Bighorn Sheep

* 5 Points-Rocky Mountain Goat

* 5 Points-Moose

* 5 Points-Wolf

* 4 Points-Elk

* 4 Points-Deer

* 4 Points-Antelope

* 4 Points-Bear

* 4 Points-Cougar

Or the Oregon Hunters Association TIP reward fund also offers cash rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Goat, Moose, Elk, Deer, Antelope, Bear, Cougar, Wolf, Upland Birds, Waterfowl, Furbearers, Game Fish and Shellfish.  Cash rewards can also be awarded for turning in people who destroy habitat, illegally obtain licenses/tags and for the unlawful lending/borrowing of big game tags.

CASH REWARDS:
* $1,000 Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Goat and Moose

* $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope

* $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf 
* $300 Habitat Destruction

* $200 Illegally Obtaining License/Tag(s)

* $200 Unlawful Lend/Borrow Big Game Tags(s) 
* $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl 
* $100 Furbearers 

* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish 

How to Report a Wildlife and/or Habitat Law Violation or Suspicious Activity: 

TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP(677)

TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us (Monitored M-F 8:00AM - 5:00PM)

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

 

 

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Fatal Crash Highway 126W near Walton -- Lane County - 10/28/19

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Saturday morning’s single vehicle fatal crash on Highway 126W near Walton.

On Saturday October 26, 2019 at about 10:12 AM, OSP troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle fatal crash on Highway 126W near milepost 35.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Chevrolet pickup, operated by Olivia Jean Minniear, age 26, from Elmira, left the roadway for unknown reasons impacting multiple trees before rolling over and coming to rest on its top in a small creek.  Minniear was pronounced deceased at the scene by EMS personnel.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Lane Fire Authority and ODOT. 

No photographs for release.

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

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Multi-Vehicle Fatal Crash I-5 near Woodburn -- Marion County (Photo) - 10/26/19

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into this morning’s multi-vehicle fatal crash on I-5 near Woodburn. 

On Saturday, October 26, 2019 at about 4:09 am, OSP troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a four vehicle crash on I-5 at milepost 269. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that a black 2019 Mazda sedan, operated by Valeria Villasenor-Sibrian, age 23, from Salem, was traveling southbound on I-5 when it rear-ended a silver 2013 Toyota Scion, operated by Artemio Jaen Davila, age 24, from Beaverton. 

Davila's vehicle left the roadway, went underneath the cable barrier in the median, and was struck by a northbound gray 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe, operated by Vanessa Underwood, age 55, from Salem.  Davila suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.  A passenger in Davila's vehicle left the location on foot and was not located. 

A fourth vehicle, a white 2017 Dodge Ram pickup, operated by Theresa Peters, age 52, from Salem, was traveling northbound and struck the Hyundai Santa Fe. 

All four occupants from the Santa Fe and the driver of the Dodge Ram pickup were transported to the Salem Hospital, three with serious injuries.

I-5 northbound and one lane of I-5 southbound were closed for approximately six hours.  OSP was assisted by the Marion County Sheriff's Office, Marion County Fire, Woodburn PD, Keizer PD and ODOT. 

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when available.   

Photograph provided by OSP. 

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

 

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Update #3 -- Oregon State Police Requesting Public's Assistance with Fatal Crash on HWY 395 -- Umatilla County (Photo) - 10/24/19

The Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the fatal pedestrian Hit and Run Crash from August 31, 2019 on Highway 395 near milepost 4A.  OSP investigators were able to obtain two still video surveillance images of the possible suspect vehicle while it was in the parking lot of Rocket Mart along Highway 395. 

OSP is requesting anyone that can identify the vehicle from the photographs or was in the area of Rocket Mart on August 31, 2019 at about 2:30 AM, to please call OSP at *OSP.  Callers can reference case number SP19-313012.

Pictures from the previous releases are also being attached for reference. 

Previous Releases:

UPDATE #2 - OREGON STATE POLICE REQUESTING PUBLIC'S ASSISTANCE WITH FATAL CRASH ON HWY 395 - UMATILLA COUNTY (PHOTO)


The investigation and information received from the public indicates the vehicle involved is more likely a 1994-2001 Acura Integra.

The vehicle will also be missing a passenger side mirror.

OSP would like to thank the public for their continued assistance.

UPDATE - OREGON STATE POLICE REQUESTING PUBLIC'S ASSISTANCE WITH FATAL CRASH ON HWY 395 - UMATILLA COUNTY (PHOTO)


The pedestrian is being identified as Antonia M. Cobarubias (41) of Hermiston.

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On Saturday, August 31, 2019 at approximately 2:30 A.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a pedestrian that had been hit by a car on Hwy 395 near mile post 4A.

Preliminary investigation revealed a pedestrian was pushing a shopping cart walking northbound when a yet unknown red Honda car, unknown model, struck the pedestrian from behind.

The pedestrian sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.  Name and information will be released at a later time.

The driver of the Honda did not stop but left several pieces of the vehicle at the scene (pictures attached). OSP believes the vehicle is a 1996 to 2000 Honda, possibly a Civic model, with aftermarket features and effects

Oregon State Police is requesting anyone with information regarding this deadly hit and run crash to contact the Oregon State Police by dialing *OSP.

OSP was assisted by the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Department, Hermiston Police Department, Umatilla County Fire District #1 and ODOT.

Contact Info:
Public Information Officer
Oregon State Police

Media Email: OSPPIO@state.or.us

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Twitter: @ORStatePolice
Facebook: @ospsocial

 

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Ohio man Arrested with large amount of Marijuana -- Klamath County (Photo) - 10/24/19

On October 23rd at about 3:00pm, an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper stopped a 2015 Chevy Pickup on Hwy 140E near milepost 15 for a traffic violation.  During the traffic stop the trooper obtained probable cause to search the vehicle.  During the search the trooper located 632.5 lbs of marijuana and 36.8 lbs of suspected BHO (Butane Honey Oil) extract. 

The driver was identified as Dustin R. Schoenhofer, age 41, from Ohio.  Through the investigation investigators learned the marijuana and BHO extract was destined for Ohio.  Schoenhofer was lodged at the Klamath County Jail for Exporting Marijuana, Exporting Extract, Possession of a Controlled Substance-Marijuana, and Distribution of a Controlled Substance-Marijuana, Possession of a Controlled Substance-Extract, and Distribution of a Controlled Substance-Extract.

The OSP Domestic Highway Enforcement (DHE) team routinely conducts illegal narcotic trafficking saturations throughout the state of Oregon.  Their mission is to identify and disrupt all criminal conduct on Oregon highways and identify elements of drug trafficking organizations for further investigation and dismantling in cooperation with numerous law enforcement agencies not only in Oregon but several other locations within the United States.

Photograph Courtesy of OSP.

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Update - Use of Force -- Death Investigation Albany Police Case #19-8833/Oregon State Police Case # SP19-377585 - 10/23/19

Oregon State Police and Linn County Major Crimes Team (MCT) investigators are continuing an investigation into the death of an Albany man this morning and are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who may have been with the man during in the preceding 24-48 hours to please contact them.  

The deceased man, identified as James F. Plymell III, 45, of Albany, was contacted by Albany Police Department personnel near Santiam Road and Denver Street in Albany. During the course of the interaction, officers attempted to take Plymell into custody and a physical altercation ensued. At some point in the altercation, Plymell lost consciousness and officers transitioned to performing Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) with the aid of an Automated External Defibrillator(AED) until medical personnel arrived on-scene and pronounced Plymell deceased.

The officers involved in this incident are identified as Officer Emily Schroff, Officer Gina Bell, Officer Thomas Roten and Community Service Officer Gerry Morris, all of the Albany Police Department.  Pursuant to standard protocols relating to these incidents, all have been placed on paid administrative leave as indicated in the Linn County Use of Deadly Physical Force Plan. Information relating to the cause or manner of death in this matter is being coordinated through the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office.

This investigation is ongoing and investigators are asking anyone who may have been in contact with Plymell during the preceding day(s) or anyone who may have witnessed or obtained video footage of the incident to contact Oregon State Police Detective Casi Hegney at 503-375-3555.

No further information available for release. 

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Previous Release from Albany Police Department:

USE OF FORCE-DEATH INVESTIGATION ALBANY POLICE CASE #19-8833/OREGON STATE POLICE CASE # 19-377585

 

News Release from Albany Police
Posted on FlashAlert: October 23rd, 2019 11:54 AM

On October 23, 2019, at 8:20 a.m., an Albany Police Community Service Officer contacted a stranded motorist on Santiam Road at Denver Street.  The Community Service Officer requested non-emergency assistance from a patrol officer.  A physical altercation ensued between the motorist and two Albany Police personnel with the motorist assaulting the Community Service Officer.

An emergency response was initiated for additional patrol officers while the subject continued fighting with Albany Police.  A Taser was deployed during the incident.

The subject went limp and became unconscious.  Albany Police personnel immediately began treating the subject and employed CPR and an AED.  Albany Fire Department paramedics responded and continued CPR.  The subject passed away at the scene.   

Albany Police secured the scene and notified the Linn County Major Crimes Team.  The incident is being treated as a deadly force incident and the Oregon State Police are leading the multi-agency investigation.  The identity of the deceased subject and involved police officers are being withheld during the initial inquiry and notification of next of kin.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Oregon State Police Major Crimes Detective Cassi Hegney at 503-375-3555.

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