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Commercial Truck and Double Trailer Roll-Over Crash on I-84 at Milepost 145 (Photo) - 11/20/14
Troopers are continuing the investigation into Thursday morning's commercial motor vehicle crash on Interstate 84 near milepost 145 (EB) involving a semi truck pulling a set of double trailers.

Senior Trooper Mike Holloran of The Dalles said the truck's driver, identified as ODELL THOMAS,55, of Vancouver WA, was travelling too fast for conditions on an icy freeway as he approached traffic slowing ahead; losing control, going off the road into the median and rolling over. Sr. Trooper Holloran said the driver was transported by ambulance to Good Shepherd Community Hospital in Hermiston for treatment of minor injuries.

Due to the icy conditions and location of the overturned truck troopers believe it will take several hours if not days to off-load the trailers by hand and then remove the truck. Drivers are asked to be mindful of crews working in the area to clear the crash and to reduce distractions and increase your following distances.

With icy weather motorists are urged to Know Before You Go and consult www.TripCheck.com for travel details. Drive Safe!
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*** I-84 Closures *** Know Before You Go! with TripCheck.com (Photo) - 11/20/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers and the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) are advising of hazardous conditions on Interstate 84 at multiple locations in the Pendleton Area.

Freezing Rain is the culprit in this photo when an OSP patrol car was hit while unoccupied. Motorists should avoid the area and monitor www.tripcheck.com for details on when the roadways will be open. Know Before You Go.
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*** Update *** Fatal Traffic Crash Highway 103 at MP 6.5 - Names Released (Photo) - 11/19/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation of a motor vehicle crash on highway 103 at milepost 6.5.

On November 18, 2014, at approximately 6:10 a.m., Oregon State Police troopers were dispatched to a single vehicle rollover crash on highway 103 at milepost 6.5 with a single confirmed fatality. Investigation at the scene suggests icy conditions were a factor as the involved vehicle, a 2000 Ford F-250 pickup, was negotiating a curve, lost control, rolled over and struck a tree. The vehicles driver, identified as DAVID WEISS, 68, of Forest Grove, and another passenger were not injured. The right rear occupant, identified as EDWARD VAUGHN, 59, of Portland, died as a result of injuries sustained during the crash. Investigators indicated Vaughn was not wearing his safety belt at the time of the crash.

OSP Lieutenant Andrew Merila said OSP was assisted at the scene by the Clatsop County Sheriff's Office, The Oregon Department of Transportation, MEDIX Ambulance service and the Elsie Area Fire Department.

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Fatal Traffic Crash on Highway 103 at Milepost 6.5 - 11/18/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation of a motor vehicle crash on highway 103 at milepost 6.5.

On November 18, 2014, at approximately 6:10 a.m., Oregon State Police troopers were dispatched to a single vehicle rollover crash on highway 103 at milepost 6.5 with a single confirmed fatality. Preliminary investigation at the scene suggests icy conditions were a factor as the involved vehicle, a 2000 Ford F-250 pickup, was negotiating a curve, lost control, rolled over and struck a tree. The vehicles driver and another passenger were not injured. The right rear occupant died as a result of injuries sustained during the crash.

The names of those involved are being withheld at this time pending next of kin notification and will be released once that has occurred. OSP Lieutenant Andrew Merila said OSP was assisted at the scene by the Clatsop County Sheriff's Office, The Oregon Department of Transportation, MEDIX Ambulance service and the Elsie Area Fire Department.

No Photographs are available at this time.

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*** Update *** Officer involved shooting - Klamath Falls (Photo) - 11/17/14
Below is a news release from the Klamath County District Attorney's Office.
TWO SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN FRONTIER MARKET ROBBERY

                                                                                              

On Sunday, November 17, 2014, Officers from the Klamath County Sheriff's Office, Klamath Falls Police Department, and the Oregon State Police pursued a Robbery suspect who fled with cash stolen from Frontier Market, located at the corner of Shasta Way and Summers Lane in Klamath Falls.  

 

Officers pursued suspect Lenny Miles (DOB 1-8-77) and gunfire was exchanged. Miles was pronounced deceased at Sky Lakes Medical Center on Sunday, November 17, 2014 at 9:41 p.m.  No officers were injured from the gunfire.

 

Two additional suspects have been arrested and lodged in the Klamath County Jail in relation to the Frontier Market Robbery.  Garrett Michael Petersen (4/11/1987) and Samantha Darlene Robertson (10/20/1988) on charges of Robbery I and Criminal Conspiracy II.  The suspects will appear in Klamath County Circuit Court at 1:30pm on Monday, November 17, 2014.

 

Because officers from all three Klamath County Major Crime Team law enforcement agencies were involved in the shooting, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office has agreed to lead the investigation.

 

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

 

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Officer Involved Shooting - Klamath Falls (Photo) - 11/16/14
The following is a Press Release from the Klamath County District Attorney:
Klamath County District Attorney's Office
Rob Patridge
District Attorney

November 16, 2014 - For Immediate Release
Contact: Rob Patridge, 541-840-1600
(PHOTO OF LENNY MILES ATTACHED)

ROBBERY LEADS TO OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

On Sunday, November 16, 2014, Officers from the Klamath County Sheriff's Office, Klamath Falls Police Department, and the Oregon State Police, pursued a Robbery suspect who fled with cash stolen from Frontier Market, located at the corner of Shasta Way and Summers Lane in Klamath Falls.

Officers pursued the Robbery suspect and gunfire was exchanged. The suspect, Lenny Miles (DOB 1-8-77), was pronounced deceased at Sky Lakes Medical Center at 9:41 p.m. No officers were injured from the gunfire.

Miles had warrants out for his arrest that involved four separate cases in Klamath County including: Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, Escape in the Third Degree, Assault in the Fourth Degree, Strangulation, Assault in the Fourth Degree, and Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.

Because officers from all three Klamath County Major Crime Team law enforcement agencies were involved in the shooting, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office has agreed to lead the investigation.

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


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*** Update *** Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash I-5 southbound at MP 96 - Names Released (Photo) - 11/14/14
November 14, 2014

Lieutenant Josh Brooks
Public Information Officer
Oregon State Police

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation of a motor vehicle crash on I-5 southbound at milepost 96 involving a car and semi-truck, which resulted in the death of a woman driving the wrong way on the freeway.

** Additional information to the original release ** On Nov. 14, prior to 10 p.m., OSP Southern Command Center (SCC) began to receive multiple calls about a 2011 white Mazda 3, driving erratically in the Grants Pass area. Troopers in Grants Pass attempted to overtake the vehicle from behind but were unable to. Additional callers advised the vehicle was now northbound in the southbound lanes of I-5 at milepost 88, near Canyonville. Several vehicles avoided the wrong-way Mazda, including one that was forced off the roadway, as troopers scrambled to locate it. At milepost 96, the Mazda hit a semi-truck head-on. The collision occurred near the centerline of the freeway as the operator of the semi-truck was unable to avoid the car. The semi-truck caught fire and burned at the scene, blocking the freeway for several hours.

The Mazda's driver, identified as KATHLEEN F. PETERSEN, 64, of Brookings, died as a result of the crash. The driver of the semi-truck, JOSE GARCIA, 41, of Compton Calif., was transported to Mercy Medical Center and treated for a broken arm and unknown other injuries. The reason for PETERSEN's erratic driving is still under investigation as troopers follow-up with multiple callers on this incident.

OSP was assisted at the scene by the Canyonville South Umpqua Fire Department, Riddle Fire Protection District, Azalea Rural Fire District, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), Myrtle Creek Police Department and the Douglas County Sheriff's Department, which was first to arrive on-scene.

The Brookings Police Department has been assisting OSP in attempting to locate next of kin for the deceased.
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Klamath County Major Crime Team investigating suspicious death - 11/14/14
The following is a press release from the Klamath County District Attorney's Office.

Klamath County District Attorney's Office

Rob Patridge

District Attorney         

November 14,
On Thursday, November 13, 2014, the Klamath County Major Crime Team was activated related to a homicide that occurred on the Oregon California and Eastern State Trail (OC&E) east of Altamont Drive in Klamath Falls, Oregon.   Shots were fired resulting in the death of Tyler Devore Nelson (DOB 11-25-74).   No one has been arrested related to this shooting.

 

The Major Crimes Team is actively seeking information from the public about this investigation.   The Oregon State Police are leading the investigation and if people have information they can call the Oregon State Police Southern Command Center at 541-883-5711.  Individuals may also leave anonymous information on the Klamath Falls Police Department tip line at 541-883-5334.

 

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


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Fatal Traffic Crash on Highway 26 - 6 Miles east of Prineville in Crook County (Photo) - 11/13/14
November 13, 2014

Lieutenant Josh Brooks
Public Information Officer
(503) 934-1261

osppio@state.or.us
www.twitter.com/ORStatePolice

Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Thursday afternoon's fatal traffic crash on Highway 26 at milepost 25, east of Prineville in Crook County.

On November 13, at approximately 12:44 p.m., OSP troopers were dispatched to a report of a single vehicle crash down a steep embankment on Highway 26 near milepost 25. Upon arrival, troopers located a tan, 2000 Chevrolet Silverado pickup, off the roadway down a steep embankment. The pickup struck a Juniper tree in the drivers' side door causing significant damage. The pickups operator, identified as ROBERT L. AKINS, 91, of Bend, was deceased at the scene. No other passengers were riding with him.

Witnesses at the scene told OSP AKINS was travelling with two other vehicles in a caravan; the said AKINS and another vehicle began to lose traction on the packed snow and ice at the location. The second slipping vehicle was able to recover safely.

OSP was assisted at the scene by the Crook County Sheriff's Office, Crook County Fire and Rescue, the Crook County District Attorney's Office and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

Senior Trooper Andrea Vaughn is the lead investigator on this crash. Next of kin notification has been made.



### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
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OSP Fish and Wildlife Asking for Help in Newport - Waste of Game Animal (Photo) - 11/13/14
November 13, 2014

Lieutenant Josh Brooks
Public Information Officer

osppio@state.or.us
www.twitter.com/ORStatePolice

OSP Fish and Wildlife troopers are asking for your help in Newport.

On November 3, troopers from the Oregon State Police (OSP) located two deer carcasses which had been dumped near a Hancock Timber gate off of Hayes Creek Road. Hayes Creek Road is located off Highway 20, at milepost 21, in Lincoln County. Rib and neck meat had been left on both carcasses along with a bag of meat scraps. By the time troopers found the carcasses, the meat was spoiled; troopers estimate between 35-40 pounds of meat was wasted.

The Oregon Hunter's Association, in cooperation with Leupold and Stevens, are offering a $250 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect(s).

If anyone has information regarding these deer, please contact Trooper Heather Van Meter with the Oregon State Police, Newport Area Command at 541-270-9637.

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
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OSP Fish and Wildlife Trooper in Newport Receives Award from State Marine Board (Photo) - 11/13/14
November 13, 2014

Lieutenant Josh Brooks
Public Information Officer
(503) 934-1261

osppio@state.or.us
www.twitter.com/ORStatePolice

OSP Fish and Wildlife Trooper in Newport Receives Award from State Marine Board

Oregon State Police (OSP) Trooper Heather Van Meter, 41, was honored recently during the Annual Post Season Law Enforcement Conference in Bend by the Oregon State Marine Board (OSMB). Van Meter, a 7-year-veteran of the Oregon State Police, has served in the agencies Fish and Wildlife Division since the date of her hire.

Van Meter was honored for her contributions to the revision of Oregon's Outfitter and Guide laws. Her attention to detail help OSMB staff resolve rule inconsistencies for fishing guides and charter boats operating in Oregon. Several of the rules that went into effect in January are as a result of her efforts.

Sergeant Todd Thompson supervises the Newport Fish and Wildlife Team where Van Meter works. "Heather is a big contributor to the team; she's tenacious and always follows through," Thompson said. When asked why Van Meter was selected to receive the award Thompson added, "She recognized shortcomings in the existing rules and reached out to area guides and charter vessels, then followed up with the Marine Board to help resolve the matter."

More details on the ceremony can be found by visiting the OSMB page at: http://www.oregon.gov/OSMB/news/2014/2014LESigContributionAwdsRel.pdf


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OSP Traffic Stop Uncovers 3.3 Pounds of Heroin (Photo) - 11/13/14
November 13, 2014

Lieutenant Josh Brooks
Public Information Officer



www.twitter.com/ORStatePolice



A Utah man and woman were arrested earlier this week during an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper's traffic stop along Interstate 5 near Portland after approximately 3.3 pounds of heroin was found concealed inside their vehicle. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation.

On Monday, November 10, an OSP trooper stopped a 1999 Mercury Marquis, displaying Utah license plates, northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 290 for a traffic violation. The car's occupants were identified as driver, ADRIANA GISELA ARVIZU, age 30, from West Valley, Utah, and passenger, FRANCISCO TREJO GUERREO, age 21, also from West Valley, Utah.

Subsequent investigation during the stop aided by a drug detection canine led to the discovery of approximately 3.3 pounds of heroin, valued at nearly $10,200, concealed in the trunk area.

Both were taken into custody and lodged in the Clackamas County Jail for Unlawful Possession and Distribution of a Controlled Substance - Heroin.


### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
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Winter Weather Alert Means Drivers Must Prepare - 11/12/14
Oregon State Police troopers in northern Oregon are asking motorists to remember to slow down and think ahead when driving in winter conditions.

Sergeant Brad Hessel of the McMinnville Area Command wants to remind drivers that a winter storm watch is in effect and winter driving conditions in northern Oregon demand drivers slow down, reduce distractions and arrive safely. "Typically what we see are folks who haven't left early enough to allow extra time," Sgt. Hessel said; "consequently, they are driving too fast for conditions and off the road they go." Sgt. Hessel reminds all drivers to allow extra travel time during winter conditions and to remember that slippery conditions cause stopping distances to increase.

Everyday tips for Safe Driving from Oregon State Police and ODOT include:
* Adjust your driving for the conditions if there is ice of snow on the road.
* Be ready to handle potentially dangerous situations by thinking ahead.
* Look for signs indicating when chains or traction tires are required, and chain up early when you are required to do so.
*If you lose traction, slow down gradually - don't slam on your brakes.
*Use extra caution when driving on bridges or concrete highways; ice forms first on these surfaces.
* Don't use cruise control in wet, icy or snowy weather.

Always - know before you go. Check current road conditions on ODOT's web site www.TripCheck.com or call 5-1-1.

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

Lieutenant Josh Brooks
Public Information Officer
Oregon State Police

Contributing: Sgt. Brad Hessel
McMinnville Area Command
*** Update *** Sauvie Island Death Investigation (#2) - 11/12/14
Oregon State Police detectives are continuing the death investigation of a man reported missing from the Portland Area found on Sauvie Island.

On November 11, at approximately 1:27 p.m., OSP detectives were called to Willow Bark State Park on Sauvie Island in Columbia County to investigate a report of a deceased, white, male adult found there.

Detectives have identified the man as a missing person out of the Portland area. Preliminary information indicates the circumstances of the death are not suspicious; however, the man's name is being withheld pending next of kin notification and the completion of an autopsy. Portland Police Bureau detectives are following up on the missing person report and available details are limited.

Anyone with information on this event may contact Detective Sergeant Patti Rhodes at (503) 731-3030.

### Oregon.gov/OSP ###
Twitter: @ORStatePolice
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*** Update *** Serious Injury Crash Highway 99W at MP 59 - Polk County (Photo) - 11/12/14
*** Update ***
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Monday morning's head-on crash on Highway 99W in Polk County near Orrs Corner Road.
On Monday, November 10, 2014, at approximately 7:40 a.m., troopers were dispatched to a two-vehicle, head-on crash near milepost 59 on Highway 99W in Polk County, near Orrs Corner Road.

Preliminary investigation indicates AGUILAR D. DOMINGUEZ, 18, of Cornelius, was operating a 2003 Hyundai Tiburon southbound on HWY 99 in heavy fog when he attempted to pass in the oncoming lane. He collided head-on with a 2007 Saturn Ion driven by EMILY R. BEATLEY, 36, of Monmouth, that was northbound. DOMINGUEZ had minimal injuries and was transported from the scene via private vehicle. BEATLEY, who was 24 weeks pregnant at the time of the crash, was transported via ground ambulance to Salem Memorial Hospital; the unborn fetus did not survive the crash.

The crash blocked one lane of traffic for about one hour during the investigation. No citations have been issued to date and the crash is still under investigation. OSP was assisted at the scene by Polk County Fire District #1, the Oregon Department of Transportation and the Polk County District Attorney's Office.


### www.oregon.gov/OS
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Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash on State Route 3 in Wallowa County (Photo) - 11/11/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation of a single vehicle crash down a steep embankment off State Route 3 north in Wallowa County.

At approximately 3:54 p.m. on Nov. 10, OSP was notified of a single vehicle fatal traffic crash on State Route 3 near milepost .7. Preliminary investigation indicates that, at approximately 3:30 p.m., SONJA LOUISE JOHNSON, 23, of Asotin, Wash., was traveling northbound when her vehicle, a 2002 Oldsmobile Alero, crossed the southbound lane and continued off the shoulder and down into the canyon. The vehicle rolled approximately 500 feet before coming to rest near the bottom. First-responders on-scene discovered Ms. Johnson deceased in the vehicle. She was wearing her safety belt at the time of the crash.

OSP was assisted by Wallowa County Sheriff's Office, Wallowa County Search and Rescue, Enterprise Fire Department and Joseph Fire Department. Next of kin notification was made by Asotin County Sheriff's Office in Washington. Senior Trooper Jed Stone is the lead investigator in this crash.


### Oregon.gov/OSP ###
Twitter: @ORStatePolice

Lieutenant Josh Brooks
Public Information Officer
Oregon State Police

Sergeant Kyle Hove
LaGrande Area Command
Oregon State Police
(Contributing)
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11/8/14 Crash on HWY 6 at MP 19.5 leaves woman hospitalized and vehicle destroyed. (Photo) - 11/10/14
On Saturday, November 8, 2014, at approximately 6:30 a.m., Oregon State Police (OSP) Troopers from the Tillamook and North Plains worksites responded to a report of a single vehicle crash near milepost 19.5 on Highway 6 outside of Tillamook. Upon arrival, troopers discovered the vehicle was off the roadway and had caught fire. Attempts to extinguish the fire by first responders were unsuccessful and the vehicle was destroyed.

Investigation revealed that DEBORAH MAE CLAYTON, age 62, out of Portland was driving eastbound in a red 1993 Jeep Wrangler on State Route 6 when for an unknown reason her vehicle left the roadway and crashed into a culvert ditch near the eastbound shoulder. Passerby's Scott (43) and April (40) Buckmeier stopped to render aid when they noticed the vehicle had caught fire in the engine compartment. Moments before the vehicle was fully engulfed in flame they were able to get Ms. Clayton out of the vehicle. A dog, which had been riding in the vehicle, was not injured and escaped the fire also.

Ms. Clayton was transported to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland for treatment of her injuries. The cause of the crash is pending investigation however, initial investigation indicates the driver may have fallen asleep and was not wearing a seat belt.

OSP was assisted on scene by Tillamook Fire & Rescue and Tillamook Regional Medical Center Ambulance.

Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact Trooper Sarah Reding - Tillamook Worksite, 5995 Long Prairie Road, Tillamook, OR 97141, @ Office: (503)842-2899 ext. 3354
Fax: (503)842-5250.

### oregon.gov/OSP ###
Twitter: @ORStatePolice
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Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash on Lower River Road - Grants Pass (Photo) - 11/09/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Sunday afternoon's single vehicle crash, which resulted in a fatality on Lower River Road, near Grants Pass.

At approximately 3:20 p.m., OSP Troopers were dispatched to investigate a domestic disturbance complaint at the White Horse Park, 7501 Lower River Rd., Space #26, in Grants Pass. Moments later, troopers were notified that an involved person, later identified as 59-year-old DONALD RICHARD PHILLIPS JR., had left the scene and was reportedly driving under the influence of intoxicants.

Shortly thereafter, troopers were notified of a crash at 7393 Lower River Rd., in Grants Pass, where a single vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. The car's driver, DONALD RICHARD PHILLIPS JR., was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. Preliminary evidence indicates he was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, and no passengers were in the vehicle with him. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

The highway remained open during the investigation. Next of kin have been notified.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Rural Metro Fire Department of Grants Pass, American Medical Response (AMR) and Chapel of the Valley Funeral Home.

As the investigation is ongoing, no further details are available at this time. Anyone with information concerning this crash is asked to contact the Sr. Trooper Scott Holsworth at the OSP Grants Pass Worksite at (541) 955-6370.


### Oregon.gov/OSP ###
Twitter: @ORStatePolice
Media only email: osppio@state.or.us
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Commercial Motor Vehicle Crash on I-84 Westbound - Milepost 275 in LaGrande (Photo) - 11/09/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into a commercial motor vehicle crash on I-84 at milepost 275 near LaGrande at 11:14 a.m. on Sunday. The involved vehicle was a Frito-Lay tractor-trailer out of Vancouver, Wash., which was pulling two loaded trailers. The crash, which blocked the right lane of travel for 3 hours, was caused by a strong wind gust that forced the vehicle onto the highway shoulder. The truck's driver, 53-year-old WILLIAM ANDERSON, attempted to recover from the swerve and maneuvered back and forth across the highway until the second trailer tipped over. He was not injured, and no citations were issued.

OSP was assisted at the scene by the Oregon Department of Transportation. The trailer was removed by Fenn's Towing.

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
Twitter: ORStatePolice
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*** Update *** 10 Year-Old Boy Missing in Newport Found Safe - 11/09/14
The Newport Police Department (NPD) has reported 10 year-old ANTHONY McCORKLE who went missing from his residence at 265 NE 36th, #4, in Newport at about 4:00 P.M. yesterday, has been found safe.

For further inquiries contact the Newport Police Department.

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
Aircraft Landing on Highway 20E at Milepost 11 (East of Bend) Blocking One Lane of Travel - 11/07/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) and the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) are on the scene of an aircraft landing on US Highway 20E near Milepost 11 - East of Bend. Details are limited but one lane of travel is currently blocked. The involved aircraft is a Piper Cherokee which landed safety on the highway for unknown reasons. No occupants were injured during the landing. Updates will be provided when more information becomes available.

### www.Oregon.gov/OSP ###

Twitter @ORStatePolice
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*** Update *** Single Vehicle Double Fatal Crash - Highway 126W MP 15 - Mapleton (Photo) - 11/06/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Thursday morning's single vehicle traffic crash that resulted in the death of two people and injuries to three others on Highway 126W east of Florence. The names of the deceased are released in this update and other juvenile occupant names will be withheld.

November 6, 2014, at approximately 7:00 a.m., local emergency responders and OSP troopers from the Springfield and Florence offices were dispatched to a single vehicle crash on Highway 126W at milepost 15 near Mapleton in Lane County. Upon arrival, troopers located the vehicle on its top down a steep embankment with 5 juvenile occupants. 17 year-old ABIGAIL BOYDSTON, of Noti, and 16 year-old WESTON BOWMAN, of Mapleton, were pronounced deceased at the scene. The three remaining juvenile passengers were treated for injuries sustained during the crash.

The cause the crash and safety belt use for all occupants is still undetermined and the investigation is ongoing. Trooper Ricky Hamilton of the Springfield Area Command is the lead investigator and may be reached at (541)726-2536.

All occupants were students at Mapleton High School (MHS). The Lane County Sheriff's Office notified MHS of the crash and they are working with students and staff to provide grief counseling for those impacted by this event.

OSP was assisted at the scene by the Lane County District Attorney's office, Lane County Medical Examiner, Lane County Sheriff's Office, Mapleton Fire Department and ODOT.


### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
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Reward Offer to Help OSP Fish & Division Investigation of Multiple Deer & Elk Killings in Tillamook County (Photo) - 11/06/14
A reward of up to $1,000 is offered for information to assist the Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division's investigation into multiple illegally killed deer and elk cases in Tillamook County.

OSP Fish & Wildlife Division troopers from the Tillamook office have responded to multiple reports of illegally killed deer and elk in the East Beaver and Sand Lake areas. Some of the illegally killed wildlife includes an elk in the Wildcat area of East Beaver, the shooting and waste of a bull elk along Highway 101 in Beaver where the head was removed, and the killing of multiple deer along East Beaver Creek.

The ongoing investigations led OSP troopers on Monday, November 3, 2014, to two suspects. BRADLEY JORDAN, age 20, from Beaver, was arrested by OSP troopers and lodged in the Tillamook County Jail for Unlawful Taking Buck Deer, Unlawful Possession of Buck Deer (2 counts), Waste of a Game Animal, and Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree. When arrested, JORDAN was in possession of an illegally killed black-tail deer. A second person identified as JOSHUA SINCLAIR, age 22, from Cloverdale, was cited and released to appear in Tillamook County Circuit Court for Aiding in a Game Violation.

OSP believes there may be others involved in these incidents and are asking for the public's help. A $1,000 reward is offered, comprised of $500 by the State Chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association and $500 from the Tillamook Chapter of the Oregon Hunters Association, that leads to an arrest and conviction related to the investigations.

Anyone with information regarding the investigation is asked to contact the Turn-in-Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888. Information may be kept anonymous.

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
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Media Advisory: Contact Information for Next Oregon State Police Public Information Officer - 11/05/14
Effective Thursday, November 6, 2014, Lieutenant Josh Brooks will take over full-time Public Information Officer (PIO) duties for the Oregon State Police. Lieutenant Brooks is assigned at General Headquarters in Salem and may be reached at:

Office: (503) 934-1261
Email: osppio@state.or.us (will go to Lieutenant Brooks' cellphone)

Brooks, age 36, has worked for OSP for nearly 13 years and most recently was assigned as the Area Commander at the OSP Salem office. Since joining OSP in December 2001, Brooks has worked in assignments within the Patrol, Fish & Wildlife, and Criminal Investigations divisions, and the Office of Professional Standards. Previous OSP assignments included working at offices in John Day, Florence, Springfield, and Salem.

Following a 36-year OSP career, Lieutenant Gregg Hastings, OSP Public Information Officer, is retiring effective December 1, 2014. Hastings served as the Department's PIO from 1996 - 2001 and 2004 - 2014.

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Driver Involved in October 15 Fatal Crash Near Molalla Arrested on Drug-Related Warrant (Photo) - 11/03/14
A Colton man was arrested last weekend on drug-related charges associated with the ongoing investigation into an October 15 fatal traffic crash near Molalla. Enforcement action related to the fatal crash investigation is pending.

SEAN M. BUSCHKE, age 33, from Colton, was arrested November 1, 2014, during a traffic stop by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office on a warrant after he was indicted by a Clackamas County Grand Jury for Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance.

The indictment was issued related to an investigation by Oregon State Police associated with a fatal traffic crash on October 15, 2014 at approximately 2:35 p.m., on Highway 211 near S. Vaughan Road. A 1994 Ford Mustang driven by BUSCHKE was westbound on Highway 211 near S. Vaughan Road when it crossed the centerline and collided nearly head-on with an eastbound 1993 Honda Accord four-door driven by KRISTI LOUISE ANDERSON, age 64, from Molalla. ANDERSON died after arriving at a Portland hospital. Her 3-year old granddaughter received non-life threatening injuries.

BUSCHKE was transported by ambulance to OHSU where he was treated for a non-life threatening injury.

During the ongoing investigation OSP seized evidence. A search warrant was authorized that resulted in the seizure of controlled substances including heroin and methamphetamine from a container found inside BUSCHKE'S car.

OSP troopers from the Portland Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Senior Trooper Dan Swift and Trooper Tracy Clark are lead investigators.

Photograph - Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

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La Pine Man Arrested After Attempt to Elude Traffic Crash in La Pine Area - 11/01/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested a La Pine man Friday evening on multiple charges after he fled a traffic crash in his car with 3 of his younger siblings inside in the La Pine area.

On October 31, 2014 at approximately 6:50 p.m., an OSP senior trooper was outside of his patrol car assisting pedestrian traffic with crossing the road on Highway 97 at 1st Street in La Pine. An SUV had come to a stop when it was struck from behind by a 1998 Chrysler Sebring traveling approximately 25 mph.

After seeing the collision, the trooper reported hearing a girl inside the Chrysler yell through an open window to stop because she wanted out. The car's driver, later identified as TYLOR BRENTON BATES, age 22, from La Pine, put the car in reverse, spinning the tires as it drove away from the crash scene at a high rate of speed.

The trooper got into his patrol car and attempted to overtake and stop the Chrysler. As the fleeing vehicle turned west onto 1st Street, a small boy was seen rolling across the roadway and several citizens ran to help him. The Chrysler then turned north on Huntington Road, running a red light recklessly at a high rate of speed.

The Chrysler turned east on Burgess Road, passing vehicles on both sides of the road a high speeds. As the Chrysler turned north onto Skidgel Road, BATES lost control and the car went off the road into a ditch, through a couple fences and then hit a tree where it came to rest.

BATES was taken into custody without further incident.

The trooper found the driver's 11 year old sister holding a dog about 25 feet away from the vehicle among trees where she said she ran to get away from her older brother. Subsequent investigation also determined that the driver had punched her in the face while driving before the hit-and-run crash earlier.

The boy who was seen rolling across the road as the vehicle fled the first crash scene was identified as the driver's 14-year old brother who had jumped out of the moving vehicle. Another brother, age 9, was also found uninjured after the trooper learned he also got out of the moving car as the driver fled the first crash.

TYLOR BATES was lodged in the Deschutes County jail on the following charges:

* DUII
* Reckless Driving
* Felony Hit & Run
* Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle
* Recklessly Endangering Another Person (5 counts)
* Assault in the Fourth Degree
* Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree

A photograph of Bates is not available for release at this time on the Deschutes County Jail website.

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Death Investigation - Clear Lake east of Mt Hood in Wasco County - 10/30/14
Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of the Wasco County Medical Examiner, are investigating the death of a 58-year old Yuma, Arizona man found deceased Wednesday evening from an apparent suicide about four miles south of Highway 26 near Clear Lake in Wasco County.

On October 9, 2014, Yuma County Sheriff's officials received a report of a missing person identified as JEFFREY A. McKEON, age 58. Unknown to OSP, McKEON indicated to family members he was traveling to the Portland area.

On October 29, 2014, at approximately 4:00 p.m., an OSP trooper working in the area of Highway 26 near Frog Lake was contacted by a passing motorist who reported a pickup parked in a remote area near Clear Lake that appeared to have a deceased male inside. The trooper responded to the location and determined the man was deceased. Subsequent investigation and consultation with the Wasco County Medical Examiner indicated the man, positively identified as McKEON, took his own life. Next of kin were notified.

Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable. If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, please contact your local crisis help resources.

In addition to local resources in your community, a toll free line is available for Oregon Partnership Lifeline/National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).

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Superintendent Evans Announces Appointment of Lang Hinkle as Next OSP Springfield Area Commander (Photo) - 10/29/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) Superintendent Richard Evans Jr. announced the appointment of a new area commander at the OSP Springfield Area Command office. Effective November 1, 2014, Lang Hinkle is promoted to Lieutenant following the promotion of Robert Edwards to Captain in charge of overseeing OSP Southwest Region operations.

Lieutenant Hinkle, age 54, joined OSP in 1988 and has spent the duration of his career in the Lane County area assigned to the Patrol Services Division. Hinkle was initially assigned at the Oakridge work site office until November 1995 when he was promoted to sergeant at the Springfield office. In July 2001, he was assigned to supervise OSP operations back at the Oakridge office where he worked the next 13 years. In 2011 he was promoted to Master Sergeant, the only individual on OSP currently holding that sergeant rank, until this promotion as the Area Commander at the Springfield office.

The mission of the Oregon State Police is to develop, promote, and maintain protection of people, property, and natural resources of the State, and to enhance the safety and livability by serving and protecting its citizens and visitors through leadership, action, and coordination of Oregon's public safety resources.

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Serious Injury Commercial Truck Crash - Highway 35 north of Highway 26 - 10/29/14
One person received serious injury Tuesday evening when he lost control of the commercial truck he was driving and rolled off Highway 35 near Mt. Hood Meadows north of Highway 26.

On October 28, 2014 at approximately 6:16 p.m., a Freightliner truck pulling a trailed loaded with apples driven by PARITPAL SINGH, age 41, from California, was southbound on Highway 35 near milepost 64 negotiating a right curve when it rolled onto its left side and slid off the northbound shoulder where truck and trailer came to rest.

SINGH was seriously injured and trapped inside the truck and extricated by emergency responders. A male co-driver/passenger was in the truck's sleeper berth and not injured.

Local fire personnel, AMR ambulance, Hood River County Sheriff's Office, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, ODOT and Oregon State Police (OSP) responded to the scene. Trooper Matthew Newby is the lead investigator.

SINGH was transported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland.

The overturned truck and trailer were to remain overnight until a tow company could upright both and remove them from the scene. There was no report of the load being spilled.

No photographs available for this release.

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Minor Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 211 near Colton in Clackamas County (Photo) - 10/29/14
One person was injured following a minor injury crash Tuesday involving a commercial truck and passenger car on Highway 211 near Colton. The involved truck traveled off the highway and came to rest near a creek where approximately 190 gallons of diesel spilled into a creek.

According to Senior Trooper Jason Bledsoe, on October 28, 2014 at approximately 5:00 p.m., a commercial chip truck driven by DAVID C. TUCKER, age 50, from Eagle Creek, was approaching the rear of a car behind a slower moving vehicle southbound on a straight stretch of Highway 211 near milepost 19. The chip truck moved into the northbound lane to pass the car and slow moving vehicle when the car, driven by MARLENE MUHS, age 50, from Silverton, also attempted to pass. As the car moved toward the northbound lane it collided into the side of the chip truck and then swerved back to the right where it came to stop on the southbound shoulder.

TUCKER steered left where the chip truck drove off the roadway onto the shoulder where it traveled down the length of a drainage ditch. The truck came to an abrupt stop against a concrete culvert structure. The truck's fuel tanks ruptured, spilling approximately 190 gallons of diesel fuel into a creek.

Emergency responders from Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Colton Fire District, Molalla Rural Fire Protection District, ODOT and a HazMat team came to the scene. HazMat and fire personnel worked to contain the diesel spill.

TUCKER was transported by ambulance with minor injuries to Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Medical Center. He was treated and released.

MUHS was not injured.

OSP troopers from the Portland Area Command office conducted the investigation.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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One Year Later: OSP Continues to Ask For Public's Help to Find Driver & Vehicle Involved in Double Fatal Hit & Run Deaths near Cave Junction - 10/29/14
One year later, Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing to ask for the public's help to locate the vehicle and driver involved in the death of two men on October 30, 2013, who were reportedly struck by a vehicle on Highway 199 about two miles south of Cave Junction in Josephine County.

According to Sergeant Jeff Fitzgerald, on October 30, 2013 at approximately 12:15 a.m., a report was received that two people were struck by a vehicle in the 27000 block of Highway 199 near milepost 30 south of Cave Junction. When emergency responders arrived, they confirmed two males were deceased and the involved vehicle and driver was not at the scene. The victims were identified as JARRED QUINN HOUSTON, age 21, from Cave Junction, and ROBERT ROB CALVIN, age 41, from Cave Junction.

The men were reportedly involved in a dispute that turned physical in the southbound lane of travel where they were struck by the suspect vehicle that left the scene southbound without stopping.

The suspect vehicle was described as light colored, possibly beige or tan, 1980's style single cab Toyota pickup with matching color canopy and front end damage.

OSP Criminal Investigations Division and Patrol Services Division have invested hundreds of hours into the ongoing investigation. OSP detectives from the Central Point Area Command office are leading the investigation.

A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered through the Crime Stoppers of Southern Oregon program for information that leads to an arrest and the filing of charges http://bit.ly/1yGJKns. In addition, the families were offering a reward of up to $5,000 to help solve this case.

Anyone with information to help in this investigation is asked to call OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at (541) 776-6111.

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Update: Missing Woman Found Safe in Lincoln Beach in Lincoln County - 10/29/14
UPDATE: Missing woman found safe in Lincoln Beach and is no longer missing. Thank you for your interest.

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Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Search & Rescue and Lincoln County area emergency responders, are asking for the public's help to locate a missing 33-year old woman last seen Tuesday night in Lincoln Beach, a small community north of Depoe Bay.

ELIZABETH (Betsy) ANNE GARNER, age 33, was reportedly last seen October 28, 2014 at approximately 8:00 p.m. at Fishing Rock State Park in Lincoln Beach where she was dropped off by a co-worker. She is presently living in the Gleneden Beach area.

GARNER is described as a white female, 5'11" tall, 155 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was wearing a gray jacket over a blue shirt, black pants, and may or may not have shoes on.

OSP was notified on October 29 at approximately 12:13 a.m. A search was started involving OSP troopers and detectives, Gleneden Beach Fire District, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office deputies and Search & Rescue personnel, and Lincoln City Police Department. A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter was scheduled to join the area search at daylight.

Anyone with information regarding the location of GARNER is asked to call OSP Northern Command Center dispatch at 800-452-7888 or 9-1-1.

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Carve Your Pumpkin? Pick Your Costume? Trick-or-Treat? Drink-or-Drive? Keep Halloween Fun, Not Tragic (Photo) - 10/28/14
The Oregon State Police (OSP) and Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) join the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in reminding motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians to use extra caution on Halloween night. Nationwide, Halloween is a particularly deadly night due to the high number of drunk drivers on the roads and the increase in pedestrians during the evening hours.

According to NHTSA, almost half of all crash fatalities in 2012 on Halloween night involved a drunk driver. In Oregon, ODOT Fatality Analysis Reporting Section (FARS) reports a more frightening statistic with 90 percent of all fatalities (10) on Halloween night between 1998 and 2008 occurring in alcohol and/or drug-involved traffic crashes. During the last two years on Halloween night, ODOT FARS reports 3 Halloween night traffic fatalities.

Children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween as any other day of the year. With Halloween falling on a Friday night there is extra concern. ODOT, OSP and local law agencies urge everyone to 'See and Be Seen' and remember these friendly safety reminders:

Motorists

* Use caution while behind the wheel.
- Slow down and be alert in residential areas.
- Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully.
- Eliminate distractions so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
- Expect bicyclists. Expect pedestrians.

* Drive sober or get pulled over.
- Before the Halloween parties begin, plan a way to get home safely at the end of the night.
- Always designate a sober driver, even if you only plan to "have a few". Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving.
- Use your community's sober ride program or take a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation.

* Watch out for your family, friends, and neighbors.
- If you see a drunk driver on the road, contact local law enforcement.
- If you know someone who is about to drive or ride while impaired, take their keys and help them make safe travel arrangements to where they are going.

Pedestrian & Bicyclists

* Don't assume a driver can see you. See and be seen.
* Walking or bicycling impaired can be just as dangerous as drunk driving.
* Designate a sober friend to walk or accompany you home.

* Keep kids safe.
- Children out at night should have adult supervision.
- Kids should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.
- Choose face paint when possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child's vision.
- Decorate costumes with reflective tape and have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights.

* Important reminders for pedestrians.
- Walk on the shoulder of the road facing traffic, when sidewalks are not available.
- When walking, pay attention to traffic, not your cell phone.
- Always cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
- Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross.

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

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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Discovery of 68 lbs of Marijuana, Arrest of Two Washington Men - Interstate 5 near Medford (Photo) - 10/28/14
An Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop early Saturday morning near Medford led to the arrest of two Washington men after the trooper discovered approximately 68 pounds of marijuana in their rented vehicle. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation.

On October 25, 2014 at approximately 12:53 a.m., an OSP trooper stopped a rented 2014 Hyundai Sonata displaying California license plates for a speeding violation on Interstate 5 northbound near milepost 29. The trooper identified the two occupants as driver MICHAEL EDWARD GREEN, age 46, and passenger SHAUN BOOTH, age 41, both from Buckley, Washington.

Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop led the trooper to discover approximately 68 pounds of marijuana concealed inside the vehicle. In addition, approximately 10 grams of Psilocybin mushrooms was also found. Estimated value of the seized marijuana is $125,000.

Both men was arrested without incident and lodged in the Jackson County Jail for Unlawful Possession and Delivery of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana, and Unlawful Possession of Psilocybin Mushrooms.

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Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 199 at Hayes Hill in Josephine County (Photo) - 10/28/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Monday afternoon's two-vehicle injury crash that occurred on Highway 199 at Hayes Hill near Wonder in Josephine County. Two people were transported with non-life threatening injuries.

On October 27, 2014 at approximately 4:49 p.m., a 1980 Ford pickup driven by RODGER C. KELM, age 58, from White City, was southbound on Highway 199 near milepost 15 when his pickup became disabled causing KELM to pull to the shoulder. The Ford pickup was parked with emergency flashers activated and the left side wheels about two feet into the right southbound lane.

According to witnesses, approaching southbound traffic was able to move to the left lane to get past the stopped Ford pickup. An approaching 1999 Dodge pickup driven by FRANK B. ROSSI JR, age 43, from Selma, failed to move to the left and crashed into the left rear of the stopped Ford pickup. Both vehicles came to rest in the right southbound lane and shoulder.

FRANK ROSSI was not using safety restraints and was extricated by fire personnel from Rural/Metro Fire and Illinois Valley Fire District. Female passenger, RAEVIN ROSSI, age 17, was using safety restraints. Both were transported by AMR ambulance to Asante Three Rivers Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

KELM refused medical transport from the scene.

Initial investigation led OSP to cite KELM for No Operators License and Driving Uninsured. A decision on other enforcement action for the Dodge pickup's driver is pending further investigation. Senior Trooper Scott Holsworth is the lead investigator.

In addition to fire and medical personnel, OSP was assisted at the scene by Josephine County Sheriff's Office and ODOT. Traffic was diverted past the scene using available traffic lanes for about 2 hours.

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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Wanted Felon, Seizure of 3/4 Ounce of Methamphetamine - Highway 97 north of Terrebonne - 10/27/14
A Bend man was also arrested Monday morning during a traffic stop north of Terrebonne when an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper found he was wanted on a felony warrant and also seized approximately 3/4 of an ounce of crystal methamphetamine.

On October 27, 2014 at approximately 6:21 a.m., an OSP senior trooper stopped a Volkswagen Jetta displaying Oregon license plates on Highway 97 near SW Norris Lane north of Terrebonne for failure to driver with a lane. During the traffic stop the trooper identified the driver as THOMAS VAN HOOSE, age 39, from Bend, and learned he was driving with a suspended license and was wanted on a warrant for Absconding Parole.

VAN HOOSE was arrested for misdemeanor Driving While Suspended and on the warrant. A drug detection canine from Warm Springs Police Department responded to the scene. A subsequent search found approximately 3/4 of an ounce of crystal methamphetamine on VAN HOOSE and concealed inside the vehicle.

VAN HOOSE was lodged in the Jefferson County Jail for the felony warrant, misdemeanor Driving While Suspended, and Unlawful Possession, Delivery and Manufacture of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine.

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Driver Arrested After Alcohol-Involved Injury Crash - Highway 395 north of Hermiston (Photo) - 10/27/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested a 20-year old Umatilla man Sunday night following a three-vehicle minor injury crash on Highway 395 north of Hermiston.

On October 26, 2014 at approximately 8:15 p.m., a Mazda RX8 driven by LORENSO ESPAIN RAFAEL, age 20, from Umatilla, was southbound on Highway 395 near Baggett Lane at a high rate of speed when it crashed into the back of a southbound Honda Accord driven by MARIA CRISPIN MATEO, age 68, from Irrigon. The impact forced the Honda across the northbound lanes, off the highway and through a chain link fence. The Mazda spun across the northbound lanes and also collided into the passenger side of a northbound Dodge Durango driven by ZACHARY WILSON, age 31, from Umatilla.

Subsequent investigation led OSP to arrest ESPAIN RAFAEL on the following charges:

* DUII - Alcohol
* Reckless Driving
* Recklessly Endangering Another Person (9 counts)
* Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine

He was also cited for No Operators License and Driving Uninsured. His vehicle was also occupied by and adult female and three children. One of the passengers was transported to Good Shepherd Community Hospital in Hermiston with minor injury.

In addition to the driver, the Honda had another adult female and two child passengers.

No scene photographs available for this release.

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Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 47 south of Vernonia (Photo) - 10/26/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Saturday night's teen-driver involved injury crash that occurred along Highway 47 about six miles south of Vernonia. The pickup contained 7 teenagers, of which three received injuries including the 16-year old driver.

On October 25, 2014 at approximately 11:30 p.m., a 1997 Ford F250 extended cab pickup driven by KASSIDY FETCH, age 16, from Vernonia, was southbound on Highway 47 near milepost 68 negotiating a curve when FETCH lost control. She over-corrected and drove into a ditch where the passenger side crashed into a large tree.

FETCH and the right rear seat passenger were transported by ambulance to Providence St. Vincent Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. A third passenger was lying across the laps of three rear seated passengers and was taken by a family member to an area hospital with minor injuries. The other four passengers were not injured and were picked up at the scene by family members. Six of the 7 occupants were age 16 and the other was 17 years of age. All are from the Vernonia area.

FETCH and three passengers were using safety restraints. Three other passengers were not using safety restraints.

OSP was assisted at the scene by local fire and law enforcement responders. Trooper Patrick Peltier is the lead investigator. An enforcement decision is pending.

This crash occurred at the conclusion of national Teen Driver Safety Week. During the "5 to Drive" national campaign, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, law enforcement and traffic safety partners encouraged parents of teen drivers to always set rules before their teens hit the road. Surveys show that teens whose parents impose driving restrictions typically engage in less risky driving and are involved in fewer crashes. They can't listen if you don't talk. Remember the five most dangerous and deadliest behaviors for teen drivers:

1. No Drinking and Driving - Set a good example by not driving after drinking. Remind your teen that drinking before the age of 21 is illegal, and alcohol and driving should never mix.

2. Buckle Up. Every Trip. Every Time. Front Seat and Back - Lead by example. If you wear your seat belt every time, your teen is more likely to follow suit. Remind your teen that it's important to buckle up on every trip, no matter how far.

3. Put it Down. One Text or Call Could Wreck It All - Remind your teen about the dangers of texting or dialing while driving, and that the phone is off-limits when they are on the road. Texting and driving has become a national epidemic, and teens are some of the worst offenders. In 2012, among drivers 15 - 19 years old who were distracted in fatal crashes, nearly 1 in 5 were distracted by their phones.

4. Stop Speeding Before It Stops You - Drive the speed limit and require your teens to do the same. Speeding is a common contributing factor in fatal crashes. In 2012, speeding was a factor in almost half (48%) of the crashes that killed 15- to 20-year old drivers.

5. Extra Passengers Can Be A Distraction - The level of distraction can be disastrous and the risk of a fatal crash goes up with each additional passenger. The likelihood of teen drivers engaging in risky behavior while traveling with multiple passengers increases to three times. More information about Oregon's provisional license restrictions at www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/TEEN/pages/license.aspx#restrict

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Welfare Check Leads to Arrest of Wanted Person - Interstate 84 near Biggs Junction - 10/25/14
An Oregon State Police trooper arrested a man wanted on numerous warrants early Saturday morning after checking on his welfare following a citizen's report along Interstate 84 near Biggs Junction.

On October 25, 2014 at approximately 1:04 a.m., an OSP trooper responded to Interstate 84 near milepost 104 following a citizen's report of a man lying next to a guardrail. Upon arriving at the scene the trooper found a man sleeping next to the guardrail and awoke him to check on his welfare.

The man was identified as BRUCE WARREN SAMPSON, age 32, from White Swan, Washington. SAMPSON was arrested after the trooper learned he was wanted on five Failure to Appear warrants out of Hood River County. SAMPSON was lodged at the Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility.

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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Armed, Wanted Felon in Stolen Car - Milton-Freewater in Umatilla County (Photo) - 10/25/14
An Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop Friday night in Milton-Freewater led to the arrest of an armed wanted felon in a stolen car.

On October 24, 2014 at approximately 11:42 p.m., an OSP trooper stopped a Honda Prelude for failure to display a vehicle license plate on SE 14th Avenue and S. Mill Street in Milton-Freewater. Upon contact with the driver, identified as ANDREW KENNETH THORSON, age 30, from Walla Walla, Washington, the trooper spotted a handgun in the driver side door storage compartment. Further investigation also led to the discovery a second handgun on the passenger seat.

THORSON was taken into custody and was determined to be wanted on two felony Probation Violation warrants out of Umatilla County. While searching THORSON, the trooper found a dagger concealed in one of his shoes.

When the trooper checked the vehicle's identification number he learned the car was reported stolen out of Pendleton.

THORSON was lodged in the Umatilla County Jail on the following charges:

* Probation Violation warrants
* Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle
* Felon in Possession of a Firearm (2 counts)
* Unlawful Possession of a Firearm
* Carrying a Concealed Weapon - Knife

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Woman Injured After High Winds Blow Tree into Her Moving Vehicle - Highway 230 in SE Douglas County (Photo) - 10/25/14
A Grants Pass woman was injured Saturday when her car collided with a tree blown onto the road by high winds on Highway 230 in southeast Douglas County. Oregon State Police (OSP) and ODOT urge drivers to use caution when traveling on highways in forested areas during windy conditions and be alert for wind-caused fallen trees and debris.

According to Senior Trooper Joe Smith, on October 25, 2014 at approximately 10:50 a.m., a passenger car driven by KRISTEN DANIELS, age 42, from Grants Pass, was westbound on Highway 230 near milepost 12 when high winds blew a pine tree, estimated 40 feet tall and 10 inches in diameter, down onto the hood of her car just missing smashing the windshield.

The impact broke the tree and caused DANIELS to lose control as her car spun across the eastbound lane and crashed head-on into another pine tree off the highway.

DANIELS received non-life threatening injuries and was transported by Chemult EMS ambulance to Providence Medical Center in Medford. She was using safety restraints and the car's airbags deployed.

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OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Discovery of 8 lbs of Marijuana, Pending Charges for California Man - Highway 395 near Lakeview (Photo) - 10/24/14
A California man is facing felony marijuana-related charges following an Oregon State Police (OSP) traffic stop Thursday in Lake County in which a trooper found approximately 8 pounds of marijuana concealed in a vehicle. The OSP Drug Enforcement Section is continuing the investigation.

On October 23, 2014 at approximately 2:27 p.m., an OSP senior trooper stopped a 2011 Chevrolet four-door passenger car displaying California license plates northbound on Highway 395E near Lakeview for a speed violation. The trooper identified the driver as LAWARENCE ANTHONY COSTA III, age 29, from Albion, California.

Subsequent investigation during the traffic stop led the trooper to discover approximately 8 pounds of marijuana concealed in the trunk. Estimated value of the seized marijuana is $20,000.

COSTA was later cited and released to appear in Lake County Circuit Court for Unlawful Manufacture, Possession, and Delivery of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana.

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Driver Arrested After Alcohol-Involved Hit & Run Injury Crash - Highway 20E just east of Bend - 10/24/14
Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Deschutes County Sheriff's Office (DCSO), arrested a 51-year old man following an alcohol-involved injury hit & run crash Thursday afternoon on Highway 20E east of Bend.

On October 23, 2014 at approximately 4:00 p.m., OSP was notified of a possible injury hit & run crash on Highway 20E near milepost 5. While enroute, witnesses followed the suspect vehicle, a GMC van, from the scene until DCSO deputies located and stopped it at Alfalfa Market Road and Todd Road.

The GMC van driven by BRIAN L. WHITE, age 51, from Bend, attempted to make a U-turn from the westbound shoulder as a westbound Chevrolet pickup driven by JAMES FLOYD, age 63, from Bend, was approaching and struck the pickup's passenger side.

WHITE stopped momentarily at the scene and then drove away until stopped by DCSO deputies.

FLOYD was transported by ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend with a non-life threatening injury.

Subsequent investigation led OSP to arrest WHITE for Assault in the Third Degree, Felony Hit & Run, DUII, Reckless Driving, and Recklessly Endangering Another Person. WHITE was also cited for Refusing a Breath Test and lodged in the Deschutes County Jail.

No photographs available for this release.

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Critical Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 126 east of Redmond - 10/24/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Thursday night's single vehicle rollover crash along Highway 126 about four miles east of Redmond that critically injured a Prineville man.

On October 23, 2014 at approximately 9:52 p.m., a 1993 GMC pickup driven by JASON GORDON, age 23, from Prineville, was westbound on Highway 126 near milepost 4 when it departed the roadway. The pickup rolled several times and struck a tree before coming to rest.

GORDON was partially ejected out of the driver's door and critically injured. An off duty Crook County deputy and OSP sergeant witnessed the crash, initiating emergency medical care until relieved by EMS responders. GORDON was transported by air ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend.

OSP troopers from the Bend Area Command are continuing the investigation. Recruit Trooper Richard Gay is the lead investigator. Alcohol is being investigated as a contributing factor.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Crook County Sheriff's Office, and Redmond Fire and Rescue. Highway 126 was blocked at the scene for 30 minutes.

No photographs for release.

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Update #3: Photos - Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 101 north of Cloverdale in Tillamook County (Photo) - 10/24/14
Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of Tillamook County Sheriff's Office and Tillamook County District Attorney's Office, are continuing the investigation into Thursday afternoon's two vehicle fatal crash that occurred on Highway 101 about three miles north of Cloverdale in Tillamook County. One driver died and the other driver was arrested. The victim's name is released in this update as well as added information related to the offending driver also being charged with Manslaughter in the Second Degree and DUII.

According to Lieutenant Justin McGladrey, on October 23, 2014 at approximately 3:07 p.m., a 1997 Ford Ranger pickup driven by CHRISTOPHER ALLEN FITCH, age 21, from Beaverton, was northbound on Highway 101 near Old Condor Bridge Road about milepost 84. As the pickup negotiated a right curve at a high rate of speed, it crossed the double solid centerline and collided nearly head-on with a southbound 2001 Ford Taurus four-door. The pickup came to rest on its right side near the center of the highway. The car came to rest off the southbound shoulder of the highway.

The Ford Taurus driver, GERALD DEE WILL, age 70, from Cloverdale, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

FITCH, who was driving on a suspended license, received minor injury and was later arrested by OSP. As part of the investigation, OSP learned FITCH was on probation for DUII out of Clackamas County and during the evening confirmed alcohol was believed to be a contributing factor. In consultation with the Tillamook County District Attorney's Office, FITCH was lodged in the Tillamook County Jail for Manslaughter in the Second Degree, DUII and and Reckless Driving.

OSP troopers from the Tillamook work site office and Newport Area Command office are continuing the investigation which will be forwarded to the District Attorney. Trooper Sarah Reding is the lead investigator.

Assistance at the scene provided by Tillamook County Sheriff's Office, Nestucca Rural Fire & Rescue, Tillamook Regional Medical Center Ambulance, Tillamook County Medical Examiner, Tillamook County District Attorney's Office, and ODOT. The highway was closed in both directions for 4 hours.

Photograph Sources:
Crash Scene Photos - Oregon State Police
Fitch Photo - Tillamook County Sheriff's Office

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Update: Names Released - Fatal Traffic Crash - Interstate 5 in Albany (Photo) - 10/23/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Thursday morning's cross-over fatal traffic crash that occurred on Interstate 5 in the north Albany area. The names are released in this update.

On October 23, 2014 at approximately 10:39 a.m., a 1995 Honda Civic driven by AMBER NICHOLE FOREST, age 28, from, Aumsville, was northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 237 when it traveled into the center median. The car continued across the median into the southbound lanes where it collided with a 2005 Volvo commercial truck pulling semi-trailer in the right southbound lane.

After impact, the commercial truck and trailer crossed the center median onto the northbound lanes where it collided into a concrete barrier. The truck and trailer came to rest jackknifed across the northbound lanes. The Honda came to rest in the center median.

FOREST was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The truck's driver, ARTHUR F. PEREZ, age 65, from College Place, Washington, was transported by ambulance to Albany General Hospital with minor injuries.

OSP troopers from the Albany Area Command office are investigating the crash with the assistance of a crash investigation inter-agency team comprised of members from Linn County Sheriff's Office, Albany Police Department, and Lebanon Police Department.

Additional assistance provided at the scene by Albany Fire Department, Jefferson Fire District, and ODOT.

All lanes in both directions were opened by 3:00 p.m.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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OSP Seeking Information Related to Robbery, Assault Investigation - Interstate 84 east of Pendleton - 10/23/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is asking for the public's to identify two men suspected of robbing another man Wednesday night after he stopped to inspect his vehicle in the Deadman Pass area along Interstate 84 east of Pendleton.

On October 22, 2014 at approximately 8:35 p.m., a 34-year old Boise, Idaho man stopped his black Subaru passenger car along the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 near milepost 227 to inspect what he believed was a flat tire. While stopped and outside of his vehicle, the victim reported that a maroon 1990s Ford Mustang displaying unknown California license plate stopped behind his vehicle. The two men got out and assaulted the victim, stealing his wallet. The men ran back to their car and drove away westbound.

Both suspects were described as white males, age 35 - 40, approximately 5'10" tall and weighing about 200 pounds. One suspect was reported to have dark hair, a beard, and was wearing a red plaid flannel shirt. The second suspect was reported to have dark hair, a moustache, and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

The victim received minor injuries not requiring medical treatment.

Anyone with who may have been traveling through the area at the time with information about this case is requested to call OSP dispatch at (541) 276-2121. Lead investigator is Senior Trooper Dan Chichester.

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Update: Death Investigation - Coos Bay Below Conde McCullough Memorial Bridge - 10/23/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the death of a 52-year old Florence man whose body was found in Coos Bay following an apparent accident while he worked on a lower maintenance bridge underneath Conde McCullough Memorial Bridge. The man's name is released in this update.

According to Lieutenant Steve Mitchell, on October 22, 2014 at 5:35 p.m., a report was received of a vehicle in the water under Conde McCullough Memorial Bridge located on Highway 101 near milepost 234 in Coos Bay. Upon arrival, emergency responders confirmed that a pickup was underwater below the bridge.

U.S. Coast Guard personnel in a boat found a body in the water about four miles from the bridge. Fire personnel from North Bend Fire Department, North Bay Rural Fire Protection 2, and Lakeside Rural Fire Protection District responded to the scene with watercraft resources. A dive team from Lakeside Rural Fire Protection District checked the pickup about 15 feet underwater and confirmed there were no other occupants inside. The pickup was later recovered by Mast Bros. Towing.

The deceased man was identified as MARK FORTUNE, age 52, from Florence. FORTUNE reportedly was working as a mechanic for the bridge contractor. The circumstances surrounding his death and how his vehicle went into the water are not known at this time. The incident was not witnessed and construction crew members spotted the 2001 Ford F250 pickup in the water but couldn't account for FORTUNE.

According to ODOT, Highway 101 remains closed at the McCullough Bridge following the incident that damaged a construction project enclosure attached to the bridge. ODOT estimates the bridge will remain closed to all traffic until late Friday. A detour along East Bay Drive is being used for local traffic. Motor carriers are advised to use Highway 42 instead of Highway 38.

Questions regarding the bridge project and traffic restrictions should be directed to ODOT. Updates for traffic-related matters are posted on ODOT's website TripCheck.com.

No photographs for release.

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Death Investigation - Coos Bay Below Conde McCullough Memorial Bridge - 10/22/14
Highway 101 at the Conde McCullough Memorial Bridge in Coos Bay is closed at this time by ODOT as Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of local emergency responders, investigate the death of an person found near a vehicle in the water below.

According to Lieutenant Steve Mitchell, on October 22, 2014 at 5:35 p.m., a report was received of a vehicle in the water under Conde McCullough Memorial Bridge located on Highway 101 near milepost 234 in Coos Bay. US Coast Guard and local fire personnel responded with watercraft resources and the body of a deceased adult male was recovered. Divers located a vehicle under water believed to be associated with the victim.

ODOT has closed the bridge in both directions for an unknown period. A detour is being established around the area and updates for traffic-related matters are posted on ODOT's website TripCheck.com.

No other information to be released at this time.

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Wanted Man Arrested by OSP & Salem PD After Fleeing Traffic Stop, Area Search off Interstate 5 near Market Street - 10/22/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) and Salem Police Department (SPD) arrested a wanted 21-year old man after he fled an OSP traffic stop Wednesday morning on the off-ramp from Interstate 5 at Market Street in Salem. The off-ramp and some area streets were closed while law enforcement officers searched three hours for the subject who was believed armed.

On October 22, 2014 at approximately 2:26 a.m., OSP Northern Command Center dispatch received a citizen's driving complaint regarding a passenger car southbound on Interstate 5 near Donald/Aurora. An OSP trooper stopped the car about 2:50 a.m. on the off-ramp to Market Street and contacted two occupants.

The passenger was not wearing a safety belt, provided a false name to the trooper and fled on foot. The trooper quickly confirmed his identity as KRISTOPHER ALLEN RICE, age 21, from Salem, learned he was wanted on felony Marion County warrants and that he may be armed.

Additional law enforcement officers from OSP, SPD and Marion County Sheriff's Office responded and established a perimeter. Some SPD SWAT personal also came to the scene to assist with the search as the off-ramp, some area streets and a park-and-ride lot were closed off.

At approximately 6:15 a.m., SPD SWAT took RICE into custody as he hid in a transient tent surrounded by brush. RICE was turned over to OSP and also found in possession of a small amount of methamphetamine. No firearm was reportedly found.

RICE was transported to Marion County Jail where he was lodged on the felony warrants for Dangerous Drugs and Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, and local charges of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine and Furnishing False Information to a Police Officer.

The driver was not arrested.

No photograph available for release at this time.

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