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Oregon State Police Asking For Public's Assistance In Locating Missing Child (Photo) - 05/22/15
The Oregon State Police is asking for the public's help in locating a child taken from Longview, WA.

Child #1- Cash TRAVIS, 18 months old male

Suspect #1 - Andy W TRAVIS, 34 years old, of Longview, 6' 3" 250 lbs, brown eyes with brown hair or shaved head

Suspect #2 Cerena M BARROS, 25 years old, Longview, 5'03" 100 lbs, blue eyes with dark hair or possibly strawberry, blonde hair

On May 17th, Longview Police Department and Oregon DHS became aware that Andy TRAVIS and Cerena BARROS took Cash TRAVIS in violation of a court order. Both Cerenea and Andy are non-custodial parents.

It is believed they are heading to California. There are currently felony warrants out for their arrest.

Suspect vehicle -2000 Ford F150 pickup, white, with Ohio License of DGD6579. The Ohio license does not belong to this vehicle and is believed to be a switched plate. Vehicle has a Starbucks style bumper sticker in the back window "I luv coffee and guns" and a license plate holder that is from "Santa Cruz Beach Auto Sales".

If spotted, please call the Oregon State Police Dispatch at 503-397-3131. The Oregon State Police is the lead investigating agency.
Union County - Serious Injury Crash - 05/21/15
On May 21, 2015 at about 6:07pm, a 2000 Chevy Tahoe operated by Avis Elaine THOMAS, age 59, from Portland, was eastbound on I-84 near milepost 257 when the vehicle drove off the south shoulder and impacted the embankment and came to rest back on the gravel shoulder.

Motorists who witnessed the crash stopped and extricated THOMAS and her five year old grandson, Zashawan PEREZ, just before the vehicle caught fire from damage sustained during the crash. Both occupants were transported to the Grande Ronde Hospital where THOMAS was stabilized and transported by air to St. Alphonsus in Boise with serious injuries. PEREZ sustained significant but non-life threatening injuries.

Causes of the crash are still under investigation. Information will be released as it becomes available. The Oregon State Police was assisted by the Oregon Department of Transportation, the LaGrande City Fire Department, the LaGrande Rural Fire Department and the Department of Human Services.
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***Update*** Fatal Traffic Crash, Hwy 58 MP 19 in Lane County (Photo) - 05/21/15
Oregon State Troopers are continuing the investigation into a two vehicle crash on HWY 58 near milepost 19, just east of Lowell, OR.

According to Sergeant Mike Brewster on May 21st, 2015 at about 4:13PM, troopers responded to the report of a head on crash on HWY 58 near milepost 19. It was learned that a 1997 Ford Ranger, operated by Jason HAYS, 33 of, Eugene, was traveling eastbound on HWY 58 when it left the roadway for an unknown reason. The vehicle lost control and reentered the roadway, striking a westbound 2003 Chevrolet Pickup operated by Johnnie GONZALES, age 53, of Bonanza, OR.

A passenger in the 2003 Chevrolet, Katherine GONZALES, age 50, of Bonanza, was pronounced deceased on scene. Johnnie GONZALES and HAYS were transported to Sacred Heart Medical Center for serious injuries.

OSP was assisted on scene by the Oregon Department of Transportation and Dexter Fire. The investigation is continuing.
***End Update***


Previous Release:
Troopers and first responders on scene of a multi-vehicle fatal vehicle crash on Hwy 58, MP 19, east of Lowell. The highway is expected to be closed for an extended period of time. Please use alternate travel routes and check tripcheck.com for road status. More information will be released when it is available.
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OSP Seeking Public's Assistance in Locating Missing Sheridan Man (Photo) - 05/21/15
Troopers are continuing their investigation into a missing Sheridan man whose vehicle was located at Cape Lookout State Park.

On May 19th, 2015 at 1:00pm troopers responded to the report of an abandoned vehicle located at the Cape Lookout State Park - day use area. Investigation revealed the registered owner, James SHOOK, age 49, of Sheridan had not been seen since May 13th, 2015 in Lincoln City. It was learned SHOOK has a history of mental illness and had recently been working in Depoe Bay and residing in Sheridan.

The vehicle, a 1999 Chevy Venture Van was removed from the scene and Tillamook County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue conducted a search of the immediate area.

OSP is asking for the public's help for information on SHOOK's whereabouts. Please call OSP Northern Command Center with information, 503-375-3555.

OSP was assisted by Tillamook County Sheriffs Office, Washington County Sheriff's Office, US Coast Guard, the Netarts/Oceanside Fire Department, and the Oregon State Parks.
Oregon State Police Increasing Patrols For Memorial Day Weekend - 05/21/15
Motorists who choose to drive impaired, not use their safety restraints, drive distracted or make other dangerous driving decisions should expect to draw the attention of law enforcement officers statewide during the 2015 Memorial Day holiday weekend. Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers, county sheriffs and local police officers will step up enforcement efforts, now through May 31, 2015, to help save lives by cracking down on traffic violators.

The increased enforcement efforts, part of the national "Click It or Ticket" campaign, cover the Memorial Day holiday period, which begins 6:00 p.m., Friday, May 22 and ends at 11:59 p.m., Monday, May 25. The focus will be on ensuring passengers are properly buckled up; child passengers are in the right restraint system; and impaired drivers are removed from the road.

Oregon safety restraint law requires the following:

* Child passengers weighing less than forty pounds must be restrained in a child seat.

* Children under one year or weighing less than twenty pounds must be restrained in a rear-facing child seat.

* A child over forty pounds must be restrained in either a child seat or a booster seat appropriate for the child's size until he/she reaches age eight or 4'9" tall AND the adult belt system fits properly.

* Best practice (but not Oregon law): Children age 12 and under should sit in the back seat due to airbag dangers.


Key Safety Restraint Facts for Oregon

* Oregon leads the nation with highest reported seatbelt use: 98.18%. NHTSA estimates 175 people were saved in Oregon during 2013 because they were buckled up.

* OSP, sheriffs and local police will be working day and night to increase proper safety belt and child car seat use during a statewide traffic enforcement "blitz" from May 18 through May 31, 2015.

* Child car seats reduce the likelihood of infants under 1 year old being killed in a crash by 71 percent and the fatal risk for toddlers aged 1 to 4 by 54 percent, and 58 and 59 percent for infants and toddlers in SUVS, pickups and vans. Boosters reduce the risk of serious injury for four to eight year olds by 45%.

* Safety belts reduce the chance of fatal injury by 45 to 65 percent. To view a 3-minute movie explaining Oregon belt laws: http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/TS/PublishingImages/safetybelts/swf/index.html



Travel Tips to ensure your safety and those of other travelers

* Get rested before you are tested. Fatigued drivers are more frequent during holiday weekends because of increased travel and activity. Be patient and allow plenty of time to reach your destination.

* Pay attention. An inattentive driver is a growing safety concern on our roads and an increasing factor in traffic crashes.

* Know before you go: Stay up to date on road conditions by visiting TripCheck.com or calling 5-1-1.

* Even when workers are not present, all work zone speed limits still apply and fines double. Inactive work zones still have equipment, detours, and incomplete changes in the roadway so drivers need to slow down and be alert.

* Share the road. Don't tailgate and check your mirrors and blind spots before changing lanes.

* Be on the lookout for bicyclists, pedestrians and other vulnerable users of our roads.

* Always use safety restraints and child safety seats correctly (see http://www.oregonimpact.org/car-seat-resources/ for free safety seat clinics and proper buckling tips).

* Don't drink and drive; don't be impaired and drive. These can be deadly combinations.

* MOVE OVER if you are approaching any type of emergency vehicle, tow truck or roadside assistance vehicle which is stopped on the roadside with emergency lights activated.
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***Update*** Oregon Amber Alert (Photo) - 05/20/15
***Update***
On May 20th, 201t at about 2:23PM, an Amber Alert was issued by the Oregon State Police as requested by the Nampa, Idaho Police Department. This was for locating two endangered children who were with their non-custodial father.

According to the Washington State Patrol, at around 2:37 pm, a motorist on I-5 in Washington called 911 to report she was behind the Idaho Amber Alert vehicle. The caller stated she heard the Amber Alert description on the radio. She reported her location as northbound Interstate 5 near milepost 46 approaching Castle Rock, Washington.

A Castle Rock police officer and Washington State Patrol sergeant located and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. The driver, Joshua REAVIS, and two children were in the vehicle. REAVIS was taken into custody for a felony warrant related to the alert and transported to the Cowlitz County Jail for booking. WSP Troopers transported the two children to Child Protective Services in Longview. The children's mother was notified by Nampa (ID) Police.

***End Update***

Oregon Amber Alert Information:
The AMBER Alert program, also known as America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response Plan, is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Justice. It is a voluntary partnership between law enforcement agencies, broadcasters and transportation agencies to activate an urgent bulletin in the most serious-child abduction cases where there is enough information to make the alert effective. Local networks cover all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

For more information on Oregon Amber Alert, visit:

http://www.oregon.gov/OSP/AMBERALERT/pages/index.aspx



PREVIOUS RELEASES:
***CANCEL AMBER ALERT***

Children, suspect and vehicle located in Cowlitz County, WA. Cancel Amber Alert. More information will be released as it becomes available.
***END UPDATE***

***Amber Alert***
The Oregon State Police is issuing an Amber Alert as requested by the Nampa Police Department, Idaho. The Nampa, Idaho Police Department is requesting the public's help in locating two children ages, 2 and 3.

Child #1 Slevin REAVIS, age 3. 3'2" and 30lbs. White male juvenile, blonde hair and blue eyes.

Child #2 Estaleyn-Ophelia REAVIS, age 2. 2'10", 27lbs, white female juvenile, blonde hair and blue eyes.

Suspect: Joshua REAVIS, age 31. White male, 6'4", 190lbs. Brown hair and blue eyes.

Vehicle: 2000 Honda Odyssey Van, gold in color. ID license of 2CLL484. Vehicle has a butterfly sticker on the front of the van. There is also a "tribal owl" on back of van.

The children were taken by Joshua REAVIS, the non-custodial parent from Nampa, ID. They were possible sighted in Baker City, Oregon. Suspect frequents campgrounds and may be enroute to Seattle. The children are believed to be in danger of physical harm. There is currently an arrest warrant for Joshua REAVIS for Joshua REAVIS for felony Custodial Interference.

If spotted, please call 911. For tips or information, please call the Oregon Amber Alert Toll Free Tip Line. 866-526-2375.

***NAMPA, ID press release attached below***

NAMPA POLICE DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE May 20, 2015-Nampa Idaho On 05/18/2015, Nampa Police received a call from a mother reporting that her two young children were abducted by the children's father. Normally under these circumstances, the case is routed to a prosecutor to review custodial issues as the children are, in most cases, believed to be safe as they are in the possession of a parent.

Nampa Police Detectives reviewing this case have determined that the children are in imminent danger due to psychological issues reported that are affecting the children's father, 31 year-old Joshua Reavis. Because of these concerns, an Amber Alert was issued and Reavis is now wanted on custodial interference charges. The children, 3 year old Slevin Reavis(male) and 2 year old Estaleyn Reavis(female) were last seen in Nampa on May 18 at their home in Nampa in the custody of Joshua Reavis.

They are traveling in a 2000 gold Honda Odyssey van with Idaho license plate number 2CLL484. All of the children's belongings and camping gear were taken from the Nampa home at the time of the abduction. It is believed that they may be heading to the Grimes Creek area to camp.

Due to the circumstances of the abduction, the Nampa Police Child Abduction Response Team was called out to investigate and locate the children. A tip line has been set up for the public to call with any tips on the case. That number is 208-465-2206. If anyone has a current location on the van or the children, they are being asked to call 911. An official Amber Alert was issued by the Idaho State Police to notify other Law Enforcement agencies.
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Fatal Traffic Crash, Hwy140 MP 62 in Klamath County - 05/20/15
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are on-scene of a two vehicle fatal crash on HWY 140, MP 62 near the Running Y Resort in Klamath County. Preliminary information is two vehicles, head on and one vehicle fully engulfed with at least one person deceased.

Both directions of travel on HWY 140 are blocked with a detour in place. The highway is expected to be closed for several hours while the investigation takes place. More information will be released when it is available. Monitor www.tripcheck.com for updates on road closure status.
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***Amber Alert*** Photos Attached (Photo) - 05/20/15
***Amber Alert***
The Oregon State Police is issuing an Amber Alert as requested by the Nampa Police Department, Idaho. The Nampa, Idaho Police Department is requesting the public's help in locating two children ages, 2 and 3.

Child #1 Slevin REAVIS, age 3. 3'2" and 30lbs. White male juvenile, blonde hair and blue eyes.

Child #2 Estaleyn-Ophelia REAVIS, age 2. 2'10", 27lbs, white female juvenile, blonde hair and blue eyes.

Suspect: Joshua REAVIS, age 31. White male, 6'4", 190lbs. Brown hair and blue eyes.

Vehicle: 2000 Honda Odyssey Van, gold in color. ID license of 2CLL484. Vehicle has a butterfly sticker on the front of the van. There is also a "tribal owl" on back of van.

The children were taken by Joshua REAVIS, the non-custodial parent from Nampa, ID. They were possible sighted in Baker City, Oregon. Suspect frequents campgrounds and may be enroute to Seattle. The children are believed to be in danger of physical harm. There is currently an arrest warrant for Joshua REAVIS for Joshua REAVIS for felony Custodial Interference.

If spotted, please call 911. For tips or information, please call the Oregon Amber Alert Toll Free Tip Line. 866-526-2375.

***NAMPA, ID press release attached below***

NAMPA POLICE DEPARTMENT PRESS RELEASE May 20, 2015-Nampa Idaho On 05/18/2015, Nampa Police received a call from a mother reporting that her two young children were abducted by the children's father. Normally under these circumstances, the case is routed to a prosecutor to review custodial issues as the children are, in most cases, believed to be safe as they are in the possession of a parent.

Nampa Police Detectives reviewing this case have determined that the children are in imminent danger due to psychological issues reported that are affecting the children's father, 31 year-old Joshua Reavis. Because of these concerns, an Amber Alert was issued and Reavis is now wanted on custodial interference charges. The children, 3 year old Slevin Reavis(male) and 2 year old Estaleyn Reavis(female) were last seen in Nampa on May 18 at their home in Nampa in the custody of Joshua Reavis.

They are traveling in a 2000 gold Honda Odyssey van with Idaho license plate number 2CLL484. All of the children's belongings and camping gear were taken from the Nampa home at the time of the abduction. It is believed that they may be heading to the Grimes Creek area to camp.

Due to the circumstances of the abduction, the Nampa Police Child Abduction Response Team was called out to investigate and locate the children. A tip line has been set up for the public to call with any tips on the case. That number is 208-465-2206. If anyone has a current location on the van or the children, they are being asked to call 911. An official Amber Alert was issued by the Idaho State Police to notify other Law Enforcement agencies.
***Update*** Suspect Photo From Serious Injury Crash on Hwy 30 Near Sauvie Island (Photo) - 05/19/15
***Update***
The investigation is still continuing into Friday morning's serious injury crash near Sauvie Island on Hwy 30. A photo of the pedestrian who caused the crash that seriously injured a McMinnville woman was captured on a TriMet bus camera. Investigators learned the pedestrian boarded the TriMet bus right after the crash (photos attached). OSP is asking the public's for help identifying this individual.

The male adult was described as a white male adult, 50-60 years of age, Skinny build (approx. 160 lbs), with gray balding hair with gray unshaven facial hair (2-3 day growth). He was wearing a dark blue jacket, blue cargo shorts, dark blue tennis shoes, and was carrying a small brief case. Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to call OSP Northern Command Center at (503)375-3535.
***End Update***


Previous Release:

According to Senior Trooper Robin May, at 6:45am a serious injury motor vehicle crash occurred on SR Hwy 30 near MP 10.8 (east of Sauvie Island Bridge). Witnesses reported a white male adult was crossing the highway, not in a marked crosswalk, from NW Larson Road to a Trimet Bus Stop on the opposite side of the highway. Meanwhile a 2007 Freightliner (Unit #1), driven by Mr. Kirk L. Hubbard, age 56, from McMinnville, Oregon, was eastbound when he observed the pedestrian. Mr. Hubbard slowed to a stop. Unit #2, a 1995 Chevy Suburban driven by Ms. Loretta J. Sampson, age 58 from Scappoose, Oregon, observed the pedestrian but did not see the Freightliner had come to a stop. Unit #2 rear-ended Unit #1. Mr. Hubbard was secured with seatbelt and was not injured. Ms. Sampson was wearing seatbelt, the airbags deployed, Ms. Sampson sustained serious injuries, and was transported to Emmanuel Hospital in Portland. The male pedestrian was reportedly pick-up by a passing motorist and driven Eastbound towards Portland.

The male adult was described as a white male adult, 50-60 years of age, Skinny build (approx. 160 lbs), with gray balding hair with gray unshaven facial hair (2-3 day growth). He was wearing a dark blue jacket, blue cargo shorts, dark blue tennis shoes, and was carrying a small brief case. Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to call OSP Northern Command Center at (503)375-3535.

The highway was completely closed for approximately 15 minutes and then one lane was closed for an additional 3 hours. OSP was assisted by Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, ODOT, and Portland Fire.


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Troopers Investigating Fatal Crash on Hwy 126, West of Eugene (Photo) - 05/19/15
Oregon State Police are continuing the investigation into this morning's fatal vehicle crash on Highway 126 near Green Hill Rd, just west of Eugene.

According to OSP Lieutenant Lang Hinkle, at approximately 8:57 a.m., a 2000 Ford Focus operated by Brian ROONEY, age 54 of Veneta was traveling eastbound on HWY 126 when it struck a deer in the roadway. After impact the deer went airborne and into the path of a westbound 2000 Freightliner Truck operated by Jesse BASTIEN, age 37, of Eugene.

The deer struck the windshield directly in front of BASTIEN and entered the passenger compartment, striking him. BASTIEN was able to drive the truck to the shoulder of the road. Passing motorists noted BASTIEN was not conscious or breathing and began CPR. He was transported to Sacred Heart River Bend Hospital for neck and head trauma. After arriving at the hospital, BASTIEN was declared deceased.

Both lanes of HWY 126 were closed for some time. Westbound lanes will be closed until approximately 1PM until the on-scene investigation is completed.

OSP was assisted at the scene by the Oregon Department of Transportation and Eugene/Springfield Fire Department.
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***Update*** Portland Area - Vehicle vs Pedestrian on Hwy 213 In Clackamas (Photo) - 05/18/15
A Portland woman is in serious condition after being struck in crosswalk on 82nd Ave near Johnson Creek Blvd.

On May 18th, 2015, at about 12:20PM, OSP Troopers responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian crash on HWY 213 (82nd Ave) near SE Overland Street. According to Senior Trooper Jason Bledsoe, Christine HARBACHECK, 54, of Portland , was crossing 82nd Ave using a designated crosswalk when she was struck by a 2013 Lexus SUV operated by Justin VU, 43, of Portland.

HARBACHECK, who suffered possible head trauma, was transported to Oregon Health Sciences Hospital where she is in serious condition. VU was cited for Failure to Yield to Pedestrian in Crosswalk. OSP was assisted by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and Clackamas County Fire Department.
***End Update***

Previous Release:
PORTLAND AREA- VEHICLE VS PEDESTRIAN ON HWY 213 IN CLACKAMAS

News Release from Oregon State Police - Statewide
Posted on FlashAlert: May 18th, 2015 12:48 PM
Vehicle vs pedestrian on HWY 213 (82nd Ave) just south of Johnson Creek Blvd. Some lanes of travel blocked. Consider using alternate routes and consult www.tripcheck.com for up to date information.
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Eugene Man Arrested Following Grand Jury Indictment For July 2014 Crash (Photo) - 05/18/15
A Eugene man was arrested following a grand jury indictment for multiple counts of assault for a July 2014 serious injury crash near Lorane, Oregon.

On May 18th, 2015, OSP Troopers arrested Rick KITZEL, 21, of Eugene, on an arrest warrant issued for five counts of Assault III and Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants. The warrant was issued after a Lane County Grand Jury indicted KITZEL after reviewing the investigation of the July 12, 2014 crash.

Up to this point, troopers had been continuing the investigation, awaiting toxicology reports, medical records and other evidence.

KITZEL was lodged at the Lane County Jail with a bail amount of $260,000.

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SERIOUS INJURY TRAFFIC CRASH - TERRITORIAL HIGHWAY NEAR LORANE IN LANE COUNTY (PHOTO)

News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: July 13th, 2014 7:16 PM

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Saturday evening's serious injury two vehicle head-on traffic crash on Highway 200 (Territorial Highway) west of Creswell. Six people were transported to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

According to Trooper Cale Day, on July 12, 2014 at approximately 3:42 p.m., a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado pickup driven by RICK A. KITZEL, age 20 from Eugene, was traveling southbound on Territorial Highway near milepost 34 at Hamm Road when the pickup crossed the centerline. A northbound 1999 Nissan Pathfinder operated by MARCOS QUIAHUA-QUIAHUA, age 40, from Eugene, swerved into the southbound lane to avoid the pickup. The pickup's driver then moved back into the southbound lane where both vehicles collided head-on.

The five occupants in the Nissan Pathfinder and the pickup's driver were all transported with serious injuries to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield. One of the Nissan's occupants, MARIA YNEZ, age 42, from Eugene, was transported by air ambulance. The others were taken by ground ambulance.

OSP is working in cooperation with the Lane County District Attorney's Office as part of the ongoing investigation.

OSP was assisted at the scene by South Lane Rural Fire District, Eugene and Springfield fire departments, and ODOT. The highway was blocked about three hours.
Death Investigation From LL Stub Stewart State Park Continues - 05/18/15
Troopers conducted a death investigation in the Oregon Coast Range after Bend man found deceased in RV.

On May 17, 2015 at approximately 10:03 PM, OSP Troopers were dispatched to LL Stub Stewart State Park on the report of a deceased male found in his motorhome. Troopers and medics arrived on scene and confirmed Hugh B FECHTLER, 63, of Bend was deceased inside his Motorhome.

According to Sergeant Jesse Orosco, FECHTLER's family became concerned when he couldn't be reached by cell phone. They contacted a neighboring camper at Mountain Dale Cabin Village campground who found him non-responsive inside his motorhome. State Park Rangers began life saving efforts including CPR. Upon medics arriving on scene, FECHTLER was determined to be deceased.

Information at this time there is no indication of foul play and the investigation is continuing.

OSP was assisted by the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Washing County Deputy Medical Examiner, and the Banks Fire Department. More information will be released as it becomes available.
Portland Area- Vehicle vs Pedestrian on HWY 213 in Clackamas - 05/18/15
Vehicle vs pedestrian on HWY 213 (82nd Ave) just south of Johnson Creek Blvd. Some lanes of travel blocked. Consider using alternate routes and consult www.tripcheck.com for up to date information.
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Pursuit In Umatilla County Ends In Arrest of Driver - Pendleton (Photo) - 05/18/15
An early morning pursuit with Oregon State Troopers in Umatilla County leads to the arrest of two individuals on multiple charges.

According to Sergeant Mark Banks, a trooper attempted to stop a vehicle on HWY 11 south of Milton-Freewater for an equipment violation on May 18th at about 12:07AM. The vehicle, a 2007 Pontiac Sedan, fled south on HWY 11 towards Pendleton at speeds up to 100 mph. Assisting troopers deployed spike strips on HWY 11 just outside Pendleton which damaged the vehicle's tires, slowing it. The vehicle continued for several more miles where troopers initiated a tactical vehicle intervention technique, which spun the vehicle out and ended the pursuit.

The driver Trevor KELLY, 27, city of residence still unknown, was arrested and transported to the Umatilla County Jail. He initially refused to provide police or corrections staff with any identifying information. KELLY was lodged on the following charges:

Felony Attempt to Elude Police
Reckless Driving
Recklessly Endangering Another Person
DUII- Controlled Substance
Supplying Contraband (Into Correctional Institute)
Possession of Methamphetamine
Failure to Carry and Present a License

The passenger in the vehicle, Kristi HIGHEAGLE, 28, of Pendleton, was arrested and lodged in the Umatilla County Jail for Possession of Methamphetamine.

No further information at this time, booking photos were unavailable at the time of this release.
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Shooting Investigation Ongoing In The Dalles - 05/16/15
The Wasco County Major Crimes Team is investigating a shooting incident which occurred in The Dalles this morning. The Oregon State Police is leading the investigation and working in cooperation with the Wasco County District Attorney.

Preliminary information from investigators at the scene indicates that sometime around 8:52AM, law enforcement personnel from the The Dalles Police Department and The Wasco County Sherriff's Office responded to a residence at 950 Pomona Street, The Dalles, on the report of an accidental shooting.

Upon arrival, officers found Darlena HILL, Age 75, of the Dalles, with a gunshot wound to her abdomen. Darlena Hill was transported to Mid-Columbia Medical Center where she underwent surgery and is in serious condition.

Initial investigation indicates that Darlena HILL was shot by her husband, Darrell HILL, age 76, also of The Dalles. It is believed Darrell HILL, who suffers from Alzheimer's, was handling a firearm which he thought was unloaded. While handling the firearm it discharged, striking Darlena HILL.

The investigation is continuing by the Wasco County Major Crimes Team which consists of the Wasco County Sheriff's Office, The Dalles Police Department, the Oregon State Police and the Wasco County District Attorney's Office. More information will be released as it becomes available.
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Serious Injury Crash on Hwy 30 near Sauvie Island- OSP Asking for assistance (Photo)-Correction - 05/15/15
****Correction****
The OSP Northern Command Center phone number is (503)375-3555

According to Senior Trooper Robin May, at 6:45am a serious injury motor vehicle crash occurred on SR Hwy 30 near MP 10.8 (east of Sauvie Island Bridge). Witnesses reported a white male adult was crossing the highway, not in a marked crosswalk, from NW Larson Road to a Trimet Bus Stop on the opposite side of the highway. Meanwhile a 2007 Freightliner (Unit #1), driven by Mr. Kirk L. Hubbard, age 56, from McMinnville, Oregon, was eastbound when he observed the pedestrian. Mr. Hubbard slowed to a stop. Unit #2, a 1995 Chevy Suburban driven by Ms. Loretta J. Sampson, age 58 from Scappoose, Oregon, observed the pedestrian but did not see the Freightliner had come to a stop. Unit #2 rear-ended Unit #1. Mr. Hubbard was secured with seatbelt and was not injured. Ms. Sampson was wearing seatbelt, the airbags deployed, Ms. Sampson sustained serious injuries, and was transported to Emmanuel Hospital in Portland. The male pedestrian was reportedly pick-up by a passing motorist and driven Eastbound towards Portland.

The male adult was described as a white male adult, 50-60 years of age, Skinny build (approx. 160 lbs), with gray balding hair with gray unshaven facial hair (2-3 day growth). He was wearing a dark blue jacket, blue cargo shorts, dark blue tennis shoes, and was carrying a small brief case. Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to call OSP Northern Command Center at (503)375-3535.

The highway was completely closed for approximately 15 minutes and then one lane was closed for an additional 3 hours. OSP was assisted by Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, ODOT, and Portland Fire.


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***Update*** Amber Alert - 05/15/15
***Update***
Kaitlyne WIRTH is in custody and is no longer sought by law enforcement. Any questions may be directed to the Tillamook City Police Department at 503-815-1911.
***End update***

Previous Release:
**Update*** Oregon Amber Alert (Photo) - 05/14/15
An AMBER Alert was activated in Oregon following a request from the Tillamook City Police Department Thursday evening in an attempt to locate a female child and a female suspect. The vehicle and child were located near Cottage Grove on HWY 99. The AMBER Alert was canceled shortly after.

On May 14, 2015 at approximately 3:50PM, Tillamook Police were advised that Kaitlyne WIRTH violated a court order and had taken Jocelyn WIRTH. This incident occurred in North Bend, located in Coos County. Tillamook City Police is handling the investigation and issued the alert as a Tillamook County Judge order custody of Jocelyn away from Kaitlyne.

The Amber Alert was issued at approximately 6:25PM.

At approximately 6:43PM, a concerned citizen who had heard the AMBER Alert, recognized the vehicle on HWY 99 near Cottage Grove and called 911. The citizen stated they had heard the AMBER Alert on the radio and shortly after, observed the vehicle parked along the roadway and could see a blonde haired child inside. After calling 911, Oregon State Troopers located the vehicle and safely recovered Jocelyn WIRTH who was in good condition.

Tillamook Police Department is asking for the public's help to find suspect Kaitlyne M WIRTH, age 19, from North Bend. She is described as a white female, 5 feet 5 inches, weighing 150 pounds. She has blonde hair. Latest information is that she is believed to be in the Eugene area.

No further details will be released at this time as the investigation is continuing. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the Kaitlyne WIRTH is asked to call 9-1-1. Tips can also be reported to Tillamook Police Department at 503-815-1911.

***End Update***
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***Update*** Oregon Amber Alert (Photo) - 05/14/15
An AMBER Alert was activated in Oregon following a request from the Tillamook City Police Department Thursday evening in an attempt to locate a female child and a female suspect. The vehicle and child were located near Cottage Grove on HWY 99. The AMBER Alert was canceled shortly after.

On May 14, 2015 at approximately 3:50PM, Tillamook Police were advised that Kaitlyne WIRTH violated a court order and had taken Jocelyn WIRTH. This incident occurred in North Bend, located in Coos County. Tillamook City Police is handling the investigation and issued the alert as a Tillamook County Judge order custody of Jocelyn away from Kaitlyne.

The Amber Alert was issued at approximately 6:25PM.

At approximately 6:43PM, a concerned citizen who had heard the AMBER Alert, recognized the vehicle on HWY 99 near Cottage Grove and called 911. The citizen stated they had heard the AMBER Alert on the radio and shortly after, observed the vehicle parked along the roadway and could see a blonde haired child inside. After calling 911, Oregon State Troopers located the vehicle and safely recovered Jocelyn WIRTH who was in good condition.

Tillamook Police Department is asking for the public's help to find suspect Kaitlyne M WIRTH, age 19, from North Bend. She is described as a white female, 5 feet 5 inches, weighing 150 pounds. She has blonde hair. Latest information is that she is believed to be in the Eugene area.

No further details will be released at this time as the investigation is continuing. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the Kaitlyne WIRTH is asked to call 9-1-1. Tips can also be reported to Tillamook Police Department at 503-815-1911.

***End Update***
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***Correction*** Oregon Amber Alert - 05/14/15
***Correction***
Suspect, Kaitlyne WIRTH, age is 19.


Canceled ***Amber Alert*** (Photo) - 05/14/15
An AMBER Alert was activated in Oregon following a request from the Tillamook City Police Department Thursday evening for a female child and a female suspect. That alert has been CANCELED.

The child, Jocelyne WIRTH, has been located near Cottage Grove, Oregon. The vehicle has also been recovered. The suspect, Kaitlyne M WIRTH, age 36, is still outstanding.

If Kaitlyne M WIRTH is spotted please call 911. For tips on her wherabouts, please call the Tillamook PD Call Center: 503-815-1911.

More information to follow.


*** END UPDATE ***


Previous Release:

***AMBER ALERT*** The Oregon State Police in conjunction with the Tillamook City Police Department have issued an Amber Alert for Jocelyne WIRTH 3 and a half years old, white female with blonde hair. Suspect is non-custodial parent, Kaitlyne WIRTH, 19 years old, white female, 5'5", 150 pounds, blonde hair.

Vehicle is a teal 1999 Chevy Cavalier, four door, with Oregon Plate of 086GPE. If spotted please call 911. For tips please call the Tillamook PD Call Center: 503-815-1911.

Photos attached (photo of vehicle is similar).
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Canceled ***Amber Alert*** (Photo) - 05/14/15
An AMBER Alert was activated in Oregon following a request from the Tillamook City Police Department Thursday evening for a female child and a female suspect. That alert has been CANCELED.

The child, Jocelyne WIRTH, has been located near Cottage Grove, Oregon. The vehicle has also been recovered. The suspect, Kaitlyne M WIRTH, age 36, is still outstanding.

If Kaitlyne M WIRTH is spotted please call 911. For tips on her wherabouts, please call the Tillamook PD Call Center: 503-815-1911.

More information to follow.


*** END UPDATE ***


Previous Release:

***AMBER ALERT*** The Oregon State Police in conjunction with the Tillamook City Police Department have issued an Amber Alert for Jocelyne WIRTH 3 and a half years old, white female with blonde hair. Suspect is non-custodial parent, Kaitlyne WIRTH, 19 years old, white female, 5'5", 150 pounds, blonde hair.

Vehicle is a teal 1999 Chevy Cavalier, four door, with Oregon Plate of 086GPE. If spotted please call 911. For tips please call the Tillamook PD Call Center: 503-815-1911.

Photos attached (photo of vehicle is similar).
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***Amber Alert*** (Photo) - 05/14/15
***AMBER ALERT*** The Oregon State Police in conjunction with the Tillamook City Police Department have issued an Amber Alert for Jocelyne WIRTH 3 and a half years old, white female with blonde hair. Suspect is non-custodial parent, Kaitlyne WIRTH, 19 years old, white female, 5'5", 150 pounds, blonde hair.

Vehicle is a teal 1999 Chevy Cavalier, four door, with Oregon Plate of 086GPE. If spotted please call 911. For tips please call the Tillamook PD Call Center: 503-815-1911.

Photos attached (photo of vehicle is similar).

More info to follow.
***Update*** Death Investigation of Inmate From Baker Jail County - 05/12/15
***Update***
On May 9th, 2015, JOSHUA G PANTLE, 28, of Baker City was brought to the Baker County Jail after being arrested for Criminal Trespass In the Second Degree. PANTLE was placed in a holding cell pending the booking process.

The time line of the incident on May 9th was:
3:30PM PANTLE is brought to the Baker County Jail.
5:43PM PANTLE showed signs of medical distress while in a holding cell.
5:45PM An ambulance was dispatched to respond to the Baker County Jail.
5:49PM The ambulance arrived at the jail.
6:07PM The ambulance with PANTLE as the patient arrived at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center.
6:32PM PANTER was pronounced deceased by medical staff.

On May 11th, 2015, the Oregon State Medical Examiners Office released details to investigators on causes of death for PANTLE. The autopsy conducted by the state medical examiner revealed the remnants of a plastic type baggy in PANTLE's stomach which appeared to have burst and the initial toxicology revealed a high level of methamphetamine in his system. The conclusion by the state medical examiner was "Methamphetamine Overdose".

*** END UPDATE ***

Previous Release:

Death Investigation Of Inmate From Baker County Jail Continuing - 05/10/15
The Oregon State Police in conjunction with the Baker County District Attorney's Office is continuing its investigation into the death of an inmate from the Baker County Jail.

Preliminary information is that on May 9th, 2015 at about 3:30PM, Baker County Jail Staff became aware that inmate JOSHUA G PANTLE, 28, was having medical issues. Jail staff began medical care on PANTLE and he was transported to Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Baker City where he died.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday with the State Medical Examiner's Office. The investigation is continuing and more information will be released at a later time.
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Fatal Traffic Crash on Lone Star Road in Polk County (Photo) - 05/11/15
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into this morning's fatal traffic crash that occurred in Polk County.

On May 11th around 8:30AM, a passerby came across a single vehicle crash in the 3000 block of Lone Star Road NW. Upon arriving, emergency crews discovered the driver, identified as SHARRY A RAE, 52, of Salem, deceased inside the vehicle.

Preliminary information from investigators indicates that vehicle, a 1998 Toyota Avalon, was traveling eastbound on Lone Star Rd, when for unknown reasons the vehicle began to leave the roadway. It appears RAE overcorrected, causing the vehicle to cross the roadway where it rolled onto it's roof.

OSP was assisted at the scene by the Polk County Sheriffs Office, Dayton Fire Department, and the Polk County District Attorneys Office. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
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Death Investigation Of Inmate From Baker County Jail Continuing - 05/10/15
The Oregon State Police in conjunction with the Baker County District Attorney's Office is continuing its investigation into the death of an inmate from the Baker County Jail.

Preliminary information is that on May 9th, 2015 at about 3:30PM, Baker County Jail Staff became aware that inmate JOSHUA G PANTLE, 28, was having medical issues. Jail staff began medical care on PANTLE and he was transported to Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Baker City where he died.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday with the State Medical Examiner's Office. The investigation is continuing and more information will be released at a later time.
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***UPDATE*** Motorcycle - Passenger Vehicle Crash on HWY 99E Near MP in Marion County (Photo) - 05/09/15
*** Update ***
Preliminary information from troopers involved in the investigation indicates that on May 9, 2015 at about 11:24AM, a two vehicle crash occurred on HWY 99E just south of Hubbard. It was determined both vehicles were traveling southbound on HWY 99E when a 2015 Ford Taurus operated by NASEEM FADAYEL, 26, of Fairfield, CA attempted to make a u-turn. JOHN KIENLEN, 24, of Woodburn who was operating a 2008 Kawasaki Motorcycle struck the front left corner of the Ford Taurus.

KIENLEN was ejected and landed off the roadway in a grassy area. KIENLEN was transported to Salem Hospital with serious injuries.

FADAYEL was issued a citation for Illegal U-Turn. The crash caused traffic delays for almost an hour until the vehicles were removed. OSP was assisted by Hubbard Police, Woodburn Police and the Marion County Sheriffs Office.

*** END UPDATE ***

Previous Release:
MOTORCYCLE - PASSENGER VEHICLE CRASH ON HWY 99E NEAR MP 30 IN MARION COUNTY

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are on scene of a crash involving a passenger vehicle and a motorcycle on HWY 99E near milepost 30 in Marion County (just north of Hubbard). The motorcycle rider was transported to a Salem Area Hospital. Both directions of travel are closed as troopers conduct the investigation. Watch for emergency crews working in the area. Check www.tripcheck.com for traffic updates.
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Motorcycle - Passenger Vehicle Crash on Hwy 99E Near MP 30 In Marion County - 05/09/15
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are on scene of a crash involving a passenger vehicle and a motorcycle on HWY 99E near milepost 30 in Marion County (just north of Hubbard). The motorcycle rider was transported to a Salem Area Hospital. Both directions of travel are closed as troopers conduct the investigation. Watch for emergency crews working in the area. Check www.tripcheck.com for traffic updates.

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
Twitter: @ORStatePolice
***Update*** Second Person Dies From April 26th Traffic Crash on I-84, Milepost 238 - 05/08/15
The Oregon State Police were notified by the Medical Examiner's Office in Multnomah County that on May 4th,2015 BRYAN YEAGER, a passenger who had been critically injured in the April 26th traffic crash on I 84 near milepost 238 had died. Mr. Yeager was initially flown via air ambulance to Kadlec Medical Center in Washington for treatment and was then transferred to Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). Mr. Yeager died while at OHSU.

The cause of the fatal collision remains under investigation by members of the Pendleton Area Command and an OSP Collision Reconstructionist.
*** END UPDATE ***


Previous Release:

FATAL TRAFFIC CRASH ON I-84 NEAR MP 238

News Release from Oregon State Police - Statewide
Posted on FlashAlert: April 27th, 2015 11:50 AM
Oregon State Police (OSP)troopers from the Pendleton Area Command are continuing the investigation into a fatal traffic crash that occurred early Sunday morning.

On Sunday, April 26, at approximately 2:13 a.m., troopers from the Pendleton and La Grande Offices responded to a reported motor vehicle crash on Interstate 84 near milepost 238.

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2003, Chevy Tahoe, was traveling eastbound near milepost 238 when the vehicle lost control and traveled through the median where it struck a guardrail then rolled over, coming to rest on its top blocking both westbound lanes of travel. The operator of the Tahoe, identified as STEVEN GARDNER, age 60, from Cove Oregon was pronounced deceased at the scene. The other vehicle occupant, BRYAN YEAGER, 53, of Elgin Oregon, was transported via air ambulance to Kadlec Medical Center in Washington with critical injuries.

Both occupants were wearing seat belts at the time of the collision and icy conditions are being investigates as a contributing factor in the crash.

The highway remained closed for approximately four hours while Oregon State Police Collision Reconstructionists assisted in conducting the investigation. No photographs are available for release at this time.
Suspicious Mail Causes Evacuation of Public Service Building - 05/08/15
On May 8, 2015 at about 1130AM, The Public Service Building at 255 Capitol Street NE in Salem was evacuated due to a report of a potentially hazardous material received in the mail by the Oregon State Police. While opening and sorting items of mail, an OSP employee detected an odor that made her lightheaded and caused other symptoms. The mail room and surrounding area on the floor were immediately secured and evacuated. OSP Capitol Mall Area Command, Salem Fire Department and the Salem Police Department responded to the scene. OSP and other agencies, including the Secretary of State and Department of Education offices, then evacuated the entire building as a precaution. The OSP employee was taken to the Salem Hospital for medical assessment. Salem Fire Department Hazardous Materials Team assessed the affected area in the OSP mail room. No signs or indications of a hazardous substance were located and normal operations continued. The building and all surrounding streets were opened at about 1200PM.
New Oregon State Police Public Information Officer - 05/08/15
Effective May 8th, 2015, Lieutenant Bill Fugate will assume full-time Public Information Officer (PIO) duties for the Oregon State Police. Lieutenant Fugate may be reached at:

Email: osppio@state.or.us (will go to Lieutenant Fugate's cellphone)

Media e-mails or direct cell phone calls to Lt. Fugate's individual accounts will not be prioritized and may encounter a prolonged response time. Osppio@state.or.us is monitored by several persons and quicker replies to inquiries will be realized if this contact source is utilized.
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Wolf Creek Man Arrested on Multiple Sex Abuse Charges (Photo) - 05/07/15
A Wolf Creek man was arrested Wednesday at his residence in Josephine County after an investigation and subsequent search warrant by the Oregon State Police related to sex offenses against three separate underage victims.

According to Sergeant Jeff Fitzgerald, on May 6th, 2015, detectives from the Oregon State Police Major Crimes Section in Central Point executed a search warrant at the address of 3050 Coyote Creek Road in Wolf Creek. The warrant was served as part of an investigation by Oregon State Police related to several counts of Sex Abuse against three underage children. Detectives were assisted by the Rogue Area Drug Enforcement Team (RADE).

Tyler Kyle WEBB, age 34, from Wolf Creek, was taken into custody at the residence without incident. WEBB was transported to the Josephine County Jail where he was lodged on four counts of Sex Abuse in the Second Degree and two counts of Sex Abuse in the Third Degree.

The Oregon State Police is asking anyone else who may have been a victim or has had concerns about their contact with WEBB, to contact Detective Jessica Hall at 541-618-7986. All media questions regarding this investigation should be directed to the Josephine County District Attorney's Office.
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Two Vehicle Injury Crash on HWY 97 near MP 128 in Deschutes County (Photo) - 05/06/15
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing to investigate this afternoon's double vehicle injury crash that occurred on Highway 97 at milepost 128 between Bend and Redmond.

Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 3:50PM, a southbound 2000 Isuzu Rodeo operated by KENETH KAYIJA, 28, of Bend lost control during a hailstorm and struck a northbound 1995 Ford Explorer operated by ARTURO ROSAS-RAMOS, 34, Redmond. KAYJIA was transported by ambulance to St Charles Medical Center in Bend for potentially serious injuries.

A male passenger in ROSAS-RAMOS' vehicle was transported by ambulance to St Charles Medical Center in Redmond for potentially serious injuries.

Both lanes of HWY 97 were closed for approximately one hour during this incident.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation and no additional details are available for release. OSP was assisted by the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Oregon Department of Transportation and Bend Fire and Rescue.

More information will be released when it becomes available.
Serious Injury Crash on HWY 99E near Woodburn Results in Criminal Charges for Driver - 05/04/15
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into a serious injury crash that occurred on Highway 99E just south of Woodburn resulting in criminal charges of a driver.

According to Lieutenant Tim Fox, preliminary information indicates that shortly before 11:00 p.m. on May 2, OSP dispatchers received multiple driving complaints on a blue, 2005 Chevrolet Colorado reportedly traveling at a high rate of speed on Highway 99E northbound toward Woodburn. Just before Woodburn the Colorado crossed the center line, glancing off the rear driver's side of a southbound, 2014 Dodge Pickup, causing the Dodge to spin and rollover. It landed on its top in an adjacent ditch and caught fire. Next, the Colorado collided with a southbound Honda Civic which split into two pieces. The driver of the Dodge was able to get out of the truck and was transported to the Salem Hospital for treatment of injuries. The driver of the Honda was transported by air ambulance to OHSU with reportedly serious injuries.

The Colorado came to rest in an adjacent field and the driver, identified as HUGO GONZALEZ HERNANDEZ, 32, of Woodburn, fled the scene into a nearby greenhouse. The Woodburn Police Department responded to assist OSP and began to track the suspect with a K-9. Officers located the man hiding in the greenhouse and he refused to comply with officers commands. He was subsequently bitten by the K-9 and taken into custody. While being arrested the suspect bit one of the officers on the arm. The officer was treated at an area medical facility for the bite. Speed and alcohol are being investigated as contributing factors in this crash.

GONZALEZ HERNANDEZ was transported to Salem Hospital for treatment of injuries and was charged with Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, Assault IV, Assault II, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver in a Crash with Injuries, Recklessly Endangering Another and Assault of a Public Safety Officer. He is still being treated for his injuries at the Salem Hospital and has not been lodged in jail at this time.

OSP was assisted by the Woodburn Police Department, Hubbard Police Department, Marion County Sheriff's Office, Oregon Department of Transportation, and the Woodburn Fire Department.

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

* No photo's are available for release at this time.
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Fatal Traffic Crash on HWY 95 near MP 39 - Malheur County (Photo) - 05/04/15
Oregon State Police troopers are continuing the investigation into yesterdays fatal motorcycle crash on Highway 95 near milepost 39 in Malueur County.

Preliminary information indicates that on May 3, at approximately 10:38 a.m., a black 2011 Harley Davidson motorcycle being driven by DINO E. MOSCHETTI, 55, of Pleasanton CA, was southbound on highway 95 and attempted to overtake a 1990 Peterbilt water truck. As the Peterbilt, being driven by MICHAEL E. RAINE, 75, of Jordan Valley, made a left turn onto a private road the motorcycle crashed into the back of the truck.

The driver of the motorcycle was transported to a Boise Idaho area hospital by air ambulance where he later died. The driver and 16-year-old passenger in the Peterbilt water truck were not injured during the crash. OSP is continuing the investigation.

OSP was assisted at the scene by the Oregon Department of Transportation and Jordan Valley Ambulance.

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
Twitter: @ORStatePolice
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*** Charging Correction - Media Update *** Fatal Motorcycle Crash on HWY 42S near Bandon - Coos County (Photo) - 05/04/15
*** Media Update - no charges have been filed at this time - they are pending still ***
Oregon State Police are continuing the investigation into this afternoons fatal motorcycle crash on Highway 42S at milepost 7.5 near Bandon.

According to OSP Sergeant Dave Aydelotte, at approximately 3:25 p.m., a 1997 Ford F-150 pickup stopped on Lampa Lane attempted to pull out onto Highway 42S but turned into the path of an oncoming motorcycle that was westbound. The motorcycle, a 2006 Honda CBR, swerved but was unable to avoid the pickup and impacted it behind the drivers side door near the front of the bed. The driver of the motorcycle, identified as WILLIAM LOVE, 46, of Coquille, was transported to an area hospital and is expected to survive his injuries. The female passenger on the motorcycle, identified as 34-year-old CARRIE MURRAY, of Portland, was transported to an area hospital and later pronounced deceased by medical personnel.

*** The driver of the Ford pickup, identified as SHELLY CORBIT, 47, of Cottage Grove, was not injured and has not been cited at this time but charges are pending. OSP is continuing the investigation into this crash. ***

The passenger in the pickup was not injured.

OSP was assisted at the scene by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Coos County Sheriff's Office, Bandon Fire Department and the Coos County Crash Team.

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
Twitter: @ORStatePolice
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Injury Crash on HWY 99E at MP 36 Near Salem (Photo) - 05/02/15
According to Sergeant Mark Davie, on May 1st, 2015 at 3:44 pm a two vehicle serious injury crash occurred on HWY 99E at Milepost 36 near Salem. A white 2002 Toyota Echo, driven by Mr. LEO PROBERT, age 47 of Conconully Washington, was northbound on Hwy 99E when it crossed the center line and collided with a blue 1993 Honda Civic that was traveling southbound. The Honda was driven by Mr. MANUEL GARIBAY CERVANTES, age 43 of Salem.
Both occupants were taken to Salem Hospital where they were both treated for their injuries and released.

The highway remained closed for approximately 2 hours while Troopers investigated the crash and to allow for the removal of the vehicles.

The investigation is being conducted by Oregon State Troopers out of the Salem Area Command. An OSP crash reconstruction team responded and is assisting with the investigation. Initial results indicate that alcohol and controlled substances may have been a contributing factor. Troopers were assisted by the Gervais Police Department, Woodburn Fire Department, and ODOT.
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*** Media Only Update *** Fatal Traffic Crash on HWY 42 at MP 75 in Douglas County (Photo) - 05/01/15
Update:

Correct age of NIKKI ALEXANDER is age 31

Original Release:

Oregon State Police are continuing the investigation into this morning's fatal traffic crash on Highway 42 near milepost 75.5 east of Winston.

According to Lieutenant Doug Ladd, on May 1 at approximately 8:50 am, Troopers from the OSP Roseburg office responded to a reported injury crash on Highway 42 near milepost 75.5 in Douglas County.

Preliminary investigation revealed a white in color 2007 Chevy crew cab pickup driven by JACOB PEDERSON, age 23, of Roseburg, was eastbound on Highway 42 travelling through the intersection of Highway 42 and Carnes Rd. A dark gray in color 1993 Nissan Sentra driven by NIKKI ALEXANDER, age 49, of Roseburg, was travelling south on Carnes and collided in the middle of the intersection. The Sentra spun and came to a stop in the intersection; the pick-up continued east and came to rest in a ditch on the south side of Highway 42. Both PEDERSON and ALEXANDER were transported to Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg. PEDERSON sustained minor injuries and ALEXANDER died at the hospital. Both were wearing seatbelts.

The highway remained closed for approximately 2 hours while Troopers investigated the crash and to allow for the removal of the vehicles.

The investigation is being conducted by Oregon State Troopers out of the Roseburg Area Command. An OSP crash reconstruction team responded and is assisting with the investigation. Initial results indicate the Nissan entered the intersection against a red light. Troopers were assisted by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Douglas Co Fire District 2, Winston-Dillard Fire District, and ODOT.
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*** Media Update *** Single Vehicle Fatal Crash on Highway 219 at MP33 - French Prairie Road (Photo) - 04/28/15
*** Update *** Name/Photo Added.

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are investigating a single vehicle crash near the intersection of Highway 219 and French Prairie Road near St. Paul.

Preliminary information from investigators indicates a green Ford Aerostar was northbound on Highway 219 near French Prairie Road when it failed to negotiate the turn and left the roadway striking a tree. The driver, identified as TODD A. DURRIN, 46, of Pacific City, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

OSP is continuing to investigate the crash and was assisted by the Marion County Sheriff's Office, Oregon Department of Transportation and the Woodburn Fire Department.

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
Twitter: @ORStatePolice
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Fatal Traffic Crash on I-84 near MP 238 - 04/27/15
Oregon State Police (OSP)troopers from the Pendleton Area Command are continuing the investigation into a fatal traffic crash that occurred early Sunday morning.

On Sunday, April 26, at approximately 2:13 a.m., troopers from the Pendleton and La Grande Offices responded to a reported motor vehicle crash on Interstate 84 near milepost 238.

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2003, Chevy Tahoe, was traveling eastbound near milepost 238 when the vehicle lost control and traveled through the median where it struck a guardrail then rolled over, coming to rest on its top blocking both westbound lanes of travel. The operator of the Tahoe, identified as STEVEN GARDNER, age 60, from Cove Oregon was pronounced deceased at the scene. The other vehicle occupant, BRYAN YEAGER, 53, of Elgin Oregon, was transported via air ambulance to Kadlec Medical Center in Washington with critical injuries.

Both occupants were wearing seat belts at the time of the collision and icy conditions are being investigates as a contributing factor in the crash.

The highway remained closed for approximately four hours while Oregon State Police Collision Reconstructionists assisted in conducting the investigation. No photographs are available for release at this time.

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
Twitter: @ORStatePolice
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*** Media Only Update *** OSP Asks Public's Help to Locate Two Escaped Prisoners from Coos County (Photo) - 04/26/15
Update:

The spelling is DANIEL OLIVER FULLMER (with two L's). The second correction is the home town of each inmate is as follows: BROWN is from the Clackamas area and FULLMER is from Jackson County.

For more detailed information on each Inmate, refer to the Oregon Department of Corrections Flash Alert. https://flashalert.net/news.html?id=1070

Original Release:

Oregon State Police (OSP) is asking for the public's help to find two Shutter Creek Correctional Institution inmates that jumped a fence and escaped at 7:45 a.m. Sunday.

DANIEL OLIVER FULLMER, age 39, and HARLAND EARL BROWN, age 44, were both wearing blue prison suits with orange stenciled lettering. FULLMER came into the facility in December and is from the Clackamas area. BROWN came into facility in September and is from Jackson County.

Anyone with information regarding the location of DANIEL OLIVER FULLMER and or HARLAND EARL BROWN is asked to call OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at 541-664-4600 or 9-1-1.
OSP is lead, being assisted by Coos Bay PD and Douglas County SO.
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Suspect Identified in Officer Involved Shooting - 04/25/15
******Update*************
04/25/2015 2:33 P.M.

Refer to the below statement from Salem PD on the initial news release for the police involved shooting incident on 04/24/2015 in Salem on Turner Road SE.

The deceased shooting suspect has been identified as Mr. Mark C. Hawkins (age 49) from Eugene, Oregon. Mr. Hawkins was wanted on a warrant out of Lane County for failing to appear on the charge of Delivery of a Controlled Substance.

An autopsy was conducted today by the Oregon State Medical Examiner Dr. Karen Gunson. Dr. Gunson determined Mr. Hawkins was shot nine times. The cause of death was determined to be gunshot wounds to the chest.

No further information is available for release at this time as this is an on-going investigation. Any further information will be released by the Marion County District Attorney's Office.

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******* UPDATE ********
04-24-15/9:05 pm

Shortly after 11:00 am on April 24, Salem Police Officers made contact with a person whom they believed to be wanted near the parking area of the Walmart store located at 1940 Turner Rd SE. During the contact with the male suspect, he fled into a bus that had been converted into a recreational vehicle and refused to comply with commands to come out.

Officer Trevor Morrison and his canine Baco also responded to assist. The suspect came out of the vehicle and there was an exchange of gunfire between the suspect and the officers. No officers were injured, but Baco was shot in the head and the suspect retreated back into the vehicle. Baco was evacuated for emergency veterinary care as officers secured the area. Baco was released a short time later with only minor injury and was cleared to go home.

Officers from Salem Police Department, Keizer Police Department, Marion County Sheriff's Office and Oregon State Police all responded to the scene to set a safety perimeter and assist.

The Salem Police Department SWAT Team responded, secured the area and immediately began negotiating with the suspect in an effort to get him to surrender. Negotiators spoke with the suspect for several hours in an effort to get him to surrender peacefully. He also fired multiple shots from the vehicle out towards officers, at one time narrowly missing a SWAT officer.

As the negotiations and shots continued, the Marion County Sheriff's Office, Oregon State Police and Portland Police Bureau sent additional tactical officers and equipment to assist in the situation.

After several hours of negotiations, tactical officers used specialized vehicles to open up the walls of the vehicle in order to be able to see where the suspect was and what he was doing. Once the inside of the vehicle was exposed, the suspect refused to comply and continued to brandish a handgun. At that time, approximately 6:28 pm, tactical officers fired at the suspect and were able to eventually take him into custody. No officers were injured.

The suspect is not being identified at this time and he has since died of his injuries. The Salem Police officers involved in the initial incident were Officers Chad Galusha, Officer Robert Owings, Corporal Tim Dezotell and Canine Officer Trevor Morrison. The tactical officers involved in the shooting of the suspect are Officer Joshua Edmiston, Officer Vincent Dawson and Officer Sean Bennett

As standard procedure, the Salem Police Department has requested the Oregon State Police investigate this incident, and the investigation will continue in conjunction with the Marion County District Attorney's Office as is standard procedure for incidents of this nature. The officers directly involved in the shooting will be placed on administrative leave as standard protocol following a traumatic use of force incident.

Further media information will be through the Oregon State Police.
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Serious Injury Crash on SR Hwy 226 Near Scio Results in DUII Arrest (Photo) - 04/24/15
According to Trooper Tiffany Lynn, on April 24, 2015 at 9:48am a two vehicle serious injury crash occurred on SR HWY 226 near Milepost (MP) 8.5 (near Scio). Unit #1, a 1995 Honda Accord, driven by Mr. Scott Cook was eastbound on Hwy 226 when it crossed the centerline and collided with Unit #2 a westbound Itasca Sunriver Motorhome. Unit #2 was driven by Mr. Randall Starr (age 76) with his wife, Mrs. Barbara Starr (age 77) as the right front passenger. Both Mr. Cook and the Starrs are residents of Scio.

After the head-on collision, the motorhome came to rest off the roadway and the Honda Accord came to rest on the shoulder of the eastbound lane. It is unknown if Mr. Cook was wearing a seatbelt but the Starrs were properly restrained. Airbags deployed in the Honda Accord. Mr. Cook was taken to Salem Hospital via Lifeflight with serious injuries. Mr. and Mrs. Starr sustained minor injuries.

Mr. Cook has been cited and released for DUII-Controlled Substances and Reckless Driving.

OSP was assisted by Scio and Lebanon Fire Departments, Linn County Sheriff's Department, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), and the Linn County District Attorney's Office. The two lane highway was completely closed for approximately three hours and then one lane was open for an additional 2 hours before the highway was cleared.

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Oregon State Police Troopers in Portland and John Day Recognized by DUII Award (Photo) - 04/24/15
Oregon State Police (OSP) members from the Portland Area Command and John Day Worksite were recognized on Thursday for outstanding efforts in the area of DUII enforcement by the Oregon DUII Multi-Disciplinary Training Task Force.

This award is presented to a City Police Department, Sheriff's office, or Oregon State Police Office /Worksite that initiated or accomplished an effective DUII enforcement program in their area of responsibility through education, prevention, deterrence, or community involvement. The agency or agencies selected for this award must have provided encouragement to aggressively train and enforce DUII and drug-impaired driving laws and taken a pro-active approach to deter DUII.

Members of the John Day Worksite were nominated by the Grant County District Attorney's Office for their dedication to the investigation and reduction of DUII. In 2014, troopers in John Day arrested over 45 impaired drivers in addition to other activities which included hosting/sponsoring DUII refresher training, participating in victim impact panels and health fairs and assisting with community awareness campaigns through local media.

The Portland Area Command was also recognized for their efforts in DUII enforcement boasting 345 driver arrests related to alcohol and drug impaired driving. Most of the patrol troopers in the Portland office have completed additional training in the Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) program and serve as law enforcement leaders in the area of impaired driving enforcement among Portland area law enforcement.

While Portland and John Day have demonstrated excellence in the area of impaired driving enforcement they represent only two of many such examples within the Oregon State Police. OSP troopers throughout the state work every day to keep our roadways safe by targeting the driving behavior which creates the greatest risk to the safety of our traveling public and communities.

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Single Vehicle Fatal Crash on HWY 211 near MP 10 in Clackamas County - 04/23/15
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing to investigate this afternoons single vehicle fatal crash that occurred on Highway 211 at milepost 10 near S. Bear Meadows Court in Clackamas County.

Preliminary information indicates that shortly before 4:30 p.m., a Green, 2006 Ford Escape, driven by MARGARET M. BROKAW, 57, of Molalla, was northbound on Highway 211 when for still undetermined reasons the vehicle drifted off the roadway and down a slight embankment striking a tree. The driver and only occupant was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation and no additional details are available for release. OSP was assisted by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Molalla Police Department, Molalla Fire Department and Colton Fire Department. Photographs were not available at the time of this release.

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