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Oregon State Police Requesting Assistance Locating Driver Involved in Crash - Jackson County (Photo) - 10/28/20

On Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at approximately 5:30 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle rollover crash on Hwy 62 near milepost 37. 

Responders located a badly damaged Ford Explorer with no occupants. 

It is believed the operator was Matthew Lang (33) of Bend.  

Lang has not contacted friends or family since the crash.

Jackson County Search and Rescue is currently searching the area for Lang.   

Lang is 6 feet tall 185 lbs with brown hair.

If you have seen or heard from Lang since the crash please contact the Oregon State Police Southern Command Center at 1-800-442-2068 or *OSP.

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UPDATE - Oregon State Police Requesting Public's Assistance in Locating Vehicle Involved in a Serious Injury Hit and Run of a Pedestrian - Marion County (Photo) - 10/28/20

Investigators have determined that evidence recovered at scene came from a Ford Focus - picture attached is for reference not actual photo of suspect vehicle.

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On Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at approximately 4:11 A.M., an officer from the Salem Police Department came upon a male lying on the shoulder of the Interstate 5 northbound onramp from Market St. It was determined the male pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle. He was taken to the hospital and is being treated for serious injuries.

Oregon State Police responded to investigate. The vehicle that struck the pedestrian did not stay at the scene or provide medical assistance to the injured pedestrian.  

Oregon State Police is looking for a 2008 - 2011 royal/metallic blue Ford Fusion.  The Fusion should have damage to the right front bumper and the passenger side mirror.

If you have any information regarding the original incident or have any information regarding the Ford Fusion you are asked to call the Oregon State Police Northern Command Center at 1-800-442-0776 or *OSP and leave information for Trooper Don Chuhlantseff OSP case # SP20-305654.  

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Fatal Crash on Hwy 241 - Coos County - 10/28/20

On October 18, 2020 at approximately 6:41 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 241 near milepost 11.

Preliminary investigation revealed a Dodge truck, operated by Tyler Boyd (36) of Coos Bay, was eastbound when it left the road and struck a tree before entering the river and sinking.

The passengers, Lea Haigler (30) of Coos Bay and Casey Little (34) of Coos Bay, were able to escape the vehicle and make it to shore. 

Boyd was not located.   

A Coast Guard Helicopter searched the area by air.  Two boat patrols consisting of a Coos County Marine Division and the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife searched the waterway. Bandon Fire Department Dive teams searched the water.  Attempts to locate Boyd were unsuccessful.

On October 27, 2020 at approximately 4:41 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a deceased person in the river on Hwy 241 near milepost 11.  The deceased person has been identified as Tyler Boyd.

OSP was assisted by the Coos County Sheriff's Office, United States Coast Guard, Bandon Fire Department, and ODOT.

CORRECTION - Fatal Crash on Hwy 224 - Clackamas County - 10/27/20

Reynolds was eastbound on Hwy 224 attempting to turn left onto Folsom Rd. when the collision occurred

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On Monday, October 26, 2020, at approximately 5:06 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 224 at the intersection of Folsom Rd.

Preliminary investigation revealed a Harley Davidson motorcycle, operated by Jonathan Kraemer (36) of Estacada, was  westbound on Hwy 224 when a Mitsubishi Galant, operated by Christopher Reynolds (47) of Estacada, turned left from eastbound Hwy 224 to Folsom Rd directly into the path of Kraemer and they collided.

Kraemer sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Reynolds was not injured.

OSP was assisted by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Estacada Fire Department, and ODOT. 

Fatal Crash Hwy 569 - Lane County - 10/24/20

On Saturday, October 24, 2020 at approximately 6:35 A.M., Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 569 near Goble Lane.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Honda motorcycle, operated by Nickolas White (34) from Eugene, had crashed sometime earlier.  

White sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

White had been reported to Lane County Sheriff's Office as a missing person.

Investigation is continuing.

OSP was assisted by ODOT.

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Oregon State Police is Requesting the Public's Assistance with Killing and Waste of Mule Deer - Crook County (Photo) - 10/19/20

The Oregon State Police is requesting the public's assistance in locating the person(s) that shot and killed a doe Mule Deer on Hwy 26 near milepost 46 in Crook County.   

On October 11, 2020 at 7:15 P.M., Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Troopers were notified that an unknown person(s) had shot and left to waste a doe Mule Deer. 

It is believed the shooting took place sometime earlier the same day.  Anyone who may have witnessed it would have been driving on Hwy 26 West of the Ochoco summit approximately one mile West of the Ochoco Christian Camp. 

OSP Fish and Wildlife Troopers request that if you have any information regarding this incident to please contact the TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP(677) or TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us (Monitored M-F 8:00AM - 5:00PM)  - Trooper Barr is investigating.

** Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators** 

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

Preference Point Rewards:

* 5 Points-Bighorn Sheep

* 5 Points-Rocky Mountain Goat

* 5 Points-Moose

* 5 Points-Wolf

* 4 Points-Elk

* 4 Points-Deer

* 4 Points-Antelope

* 4 Points-Bear

* 4 Points-Cougar

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

CASH REWARDS:

* $1,000 Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Goat and Moose 
* $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope 
* $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf 
* $300 Habitat Destruction

* $200 Illegally Obtaining License/Tag(s)

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

* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish 

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

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

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

 

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Fatal Crash on Toll Bridge Road - Hood River County - 10/17/20

On Friday, October 16, 2020, at approximately 8:00 P.M., a Hood River County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant attempted to contact a Suzuki motorcycle southbound on Baseline Rd. for a traffic violation.  The motorcycle accelerated, turned northbound onto Toll Bridge Rd. and eluded the sergeant. 

The sergeant, approximately one minute after the attempted initial contact, came upon the motorcycle crashed on Toll Bridge Rd. south of the intersection of Hwy 35.

Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded.

Oregon State Police is investigating the crash and preliminary investigation revealed that the Suzuki, operated by Lyle Halverson (34) of Hood River, was northbound on Toll Bridge Road at a high rate of speed when he failed to negotiate a right hand corner, entered the southbound lane and crashed into a Ford F-150 pickup operated by Guy Wertgen (53) of Parkdale.

Halverson sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Wertgen was not injured.

OSP was assisted by Parkdale Fire and Rescue.  

Fatal Crash on Hwy 101 - Curry County - 10/15/20

On Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at approximately 10:10 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle crash on Hwy 101 near milepost 358.

Preliminary investigation revealed a Toyota Camry, operated by Benjamin Demaris (64) of Crescent City, was southbound when he struck a pedestrian, Michael Christian (32) of Crescent City, as he walked across the highway. 

Christian sustained life threatening injuries and was transported to Sutter Coast Hospital for treatment and then to Rogue Valley Hospital.  

Christian was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

OSP was assisted by Curry County Sheriff's Office, Harbor Fire Department and Cal Ore Ambulance.

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Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is Requesting the Public's Assistance to Identify the person(s) Responsible for Killing a Wolf - Baker County (Photo) - 10/14/20

Oregon State Police are investigating the unlawful killing of a wolf in the Keating Wildlife Management Unit on or about September 24, 2020. 

This incident occurred north west of New Bridge, OR in the Skull Creek drainage of the Wallowa Whitman National Forest.  The United States Forest Service 7741 Road accesses the Skull Creek drainage and the wolf was located off the 125 spur road.   

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

** Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators** 

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

Preference Point Rewards:

* 5 Points-Mountain Sheep

* 5 Points-Mountain Goat

* 5 Points-Moose

* 5 Points-Wolf

* 4 Points-Elk

* 4 Points-Deer

* 4 Points-Antelope

* 4 Points-Bear

* 4 Points-Cougar

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

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

* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish 

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

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

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

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Fatal Crash on Hwy 97 - Klamath County - 10/13/20

On Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at approximately 9:10 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 97 near milepost 245.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Chrysler 300, operated by Lester Plowman (76) of Klamath Falls, was northbound when it went off the road and struck several trees.

Plowman was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

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

Fatal Crash on Interstate 5 - Washington County - 10/13/20

On Monday, October 12, 2020 at approximately 8:01 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle crash on I5 near milepost 290.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Freightliner semi-truck, operated by Gurkirat Singh (35) of Fremont, CA. was northbound on I5 when it struck Eric Laursen (47) of Tualatin who was walking across the northbound lanes.

Laursen sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

OSP was assisted by Washington County Sheriff's Office, Hillsboro Police Department , Tualatin Police Department, Metro West Ambulance, and ODOT.

 

Fatal Crash on Hwy 99 - Jackson County - 10/10/20

On Friday, October 9, 2020, at approximately 12:45 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 99 near milepost 12. 

Preliminary investigation revealed a Chevrolet pickup, operated by Robert Mcintosh (77) of Talent, was northbound when it left the roadway, struck a telephone pole and a parked vehicle.  The vehicle came to a stop in the front yard of a residence. 

Mcintosh was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The passenger, Marilyn Mcintosh (77) of Talent, was transported to the hospital for injuries. 

It is believed Robert Mcintosh suffered from a medical emergency prior to the crash. 

OSP was assisted by Jackson County Fire District 5 and ODOT.  

Fatal Crash on Hwy 99 - Clackamas County - 10/09/20

On Thursday, October 8, 2020 at approximately 9:00 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 99 near milepost 16.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Chevrolet Trailblazer, operated by Alexander Novin (33) of Vancouver, was southbound when it went off the road and struck a large boulder.

Novin sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

OSP was assisted by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Clackamas Fire, and ODOT. 

Fatal crash on Hwy 39 - Klamath County - 10/09/20

On Thursday, October 8, 2020 at approximately 4:00 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 39 at the Hwy 50 junction.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a GMC 1500 pick-up, operated by Richard Stone (72) of Malin, was southbound on Hwy 39 attempting to turn left (eastbound) onto Hwy 50.  The GMC turned in front of a northbound Ford F-350 pick-up operated by Marco Antonio Hernandez-Hernandez (32) of Tulelake, CA.  The two vehicles collided.

Stone sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Hernandez-Hernandez was transported to the hospital with injuries.

OSP was assisted by Merrill Police Department, Malin Fire Department, Merrill Fire Department, and ODOT.

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Oregon State Police is Requesting the Public's Assistance in Locating the Person(s) Responsible for the Shooting and Waste of a Whitetail Buck Deer Near Glide - Douglas County (Photo) - 10/08/20

On Wednesday, October 7, 2020 Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division Troopers responded to the area of Abbott Street and Mt. Scott Lane in Glide, OR. They located a Whitetail Buck Deer that had been shot with a small caliber firearm in the morning or early afternoon hours of Tuesday, October 6, 2020.

The Oregon State Police is requesting that any person with information about this incident contact Oregon State Police Southern Command Center at 1-800-442-2068 or *OSP and leave information for Trooper Jason Stone if you are wishing to remain anonymous you may also contact the OSP through the Turn in Poachers line at TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 or TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us (Monitored M-F 8:00AM - 5:00PM)

Anyone providing information may remain anonymous and be eligible to receive a preference point or monetary award for information leading to a citation or arrest in this case.

** Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators** 

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

Preference Point Rewards:

* 5 Points-Bighorn Sheep

* 5 Points-Rocky Mountain Goat

* 5 Points-Moose

* 5 Points-Wolf

* 4 Points-Elk

* 4 Points-Deer

* 4 Points-Antelope

* 4 Points-Bear

* 4 Points-Cougar

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

CASH REWARDS:
* $1,000 Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Goat and Moose 
* $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope 
* $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf 
* $300 Habitat Destruction

* $200 Illegally Obtaining License/Tag(s)

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

* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish 

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Fatal Crash on Hwy 101 - Coos County - 10/08/20

On Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at approximately 3:12 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 101 near milepost 258. 

Preliminary investigation revealed a Toyota SR-5 pick-up, operated by Andrew Martin (35) from Coos Bay, was southbound when it went off the roadway and struck a tree.

Martin was transported to Bay Area Hospital with serious injuries. 

The passenger, Douglas Hansen (55) of Coos Bay, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

OSP was assisted by Bandon Police Department, Coos County Sheriff's Office, Bandon Fire and Rescue, ODOT and Bay Cities Ambulance.

Fatal Crash on Hwy 97 - Wasco County - 10/08/20

On Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at approximately 5:43 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 97 near milepost 59.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Chevrolet pick-up pulling a 5th- wheel travel trailer, operated by Jeffery Murphy (61) of Bend, was northbound when it went off the road and rolled down a steep embankment.

Murphy sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

OSP was assisted by South Wasco County Fire, Juniper Flat Fire and Rescue and ODOT.

CORRECTION -HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION - UPDATE - Previous Release Attached - Josephine County - 10/07/20

Correction --- NO OFFICERS INVOLVED - Headline was in error.

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Oregon State Police is releasing the names of the victims:

Curtis Carr (34) from Grants Pass was pronounced deceased.

Crystal Hall (36) from Grants Pass was transported to the hospital and has since been released.

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Release Date:  October 5, 2020               

INCIDENT:   Homicide/Shooting Investigation      

CASE NUMBER:  20002016

INCIDENT DATE AND TIME:  October 4, 2020 at 1:05 am

REPORTING DEPUTY:  Undersheriff Travis Snyder

DETAILS: 

On Monday, October 5, 2020 at approximately 1:05 am, Deputies from the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 4500 block of Redwood Avenue for a reported shooting. 

Upon arrival, Deputies and Troopers from the Oregon State Police located a female who suffered gunshot wounds.  Deputies and Troopers were able to get the female to an ambulance for medical treatment. 

While checking an associated marijuana grow, Deputies and Troopers located a male subject who had also suffered at least one gunshot wound.  The male subject was transported by ambulance but was later pronounced deceased. 

Detectives from the Josephine County Major Crimes team are continuing to investigate this incident with Oregon State Police being the lead agency.  The Sheriff’s Office will not comment further regarding this investigation at this time.

Attached Media Files: Josephine_County_Release.docx
Fatal Crash on Interstate 84 - Hood River County - 10/06/20

On Sunday, October 4, 2020, at approximately 2:17 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on I-84 near milepost 64.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Harley Davidson FXS motorcycle, operated by Jose Antonio Gutierrez (40) of Milton-Freewater, was eastbound when for unknown reasons the rear tire seized causing the bike to crash.

Gutierrez was transported by Life Flight to Emanuel Hospital where he was pronounced deceased on Monday, October 5, 2020.

OSP was assisted by the Hood River Police Department and Hood River Fire and Rescue.  

UPDATE - Fatal Crash on Interstate 5 - Jackson County - 10/05/20

The pedestrian is being identified as Lorna Peterson (70) of Medford.

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On Sunday, October 4, 2020 at approximately 1:45 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle crash on Interstate 5 near milepost 16.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Peterbilt semi-truck, operated by Trevor Logan (28) of Grants Pass, was southbound when it struck a pedestrian.

Logan was not injured and is cooperating with the investigation.

The pedestrian sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.  Her name will be released when it is appropriate.

OSP was assisted by ODOT and Jackson County Fire District #5.

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UPDATE - OSP Troopers make an arrest in a poached buck case in Ashland- Additional Info- Jackson County (Photo) - 10/02/20

On September 2, 2020 Dustin McGrorty entered a guilty plea in Jackson County Circuit Court and was sentenced to :

-2 year Bench Probation

-5 year suspension of hunting, fishing and trapping

-80 hours of community service

-Obey all laws

-Forfeiture of weapon

-Forfeiture of hunting gear

-Not possess firearms during pendency of probation

-Restitution/compensatory fine of $8,420 to ODFW

-Part of his probation also includes No advising or guiding in hunting, fishing or trapping practices, but defendant is permitted to travel on hunting, fishing and trapping trips and vacations provided that he not actively participate in or advise others in hunting, fishing, or trapping on the trips.  Defendant may not hike with others that are hunting, fishing or trapping; drop off or pick up others that are hunting, fishing or trapping; or pack game from kill location.  Defendant is permitted to remain at camp on hunting, fishing or trapping trips. 

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On October 16, 2019, an OSP Trooper responded to a complaint of suspicious hunter activity within the city limits of Ashland.  A local resident in the 600 Block of Thornton Way, reported observing a male loading a deer into a pickup while parked on a city street.  The reporting party approached the male to inquire about the deer but the male then drove off.  A license plate and make of pickup was obtained.  The Trooper arrived on scene and contacted multiple neighboring residents.  The Trooper found a short blood trail leading from a bush, which was against a neighboring house, that lead to a row of hedges along the city street.  This evidence along with the reporting party’s observations, showed that the suspected deer may have been shot while bedded down next to a house and loaded into the pickup while parked on the street. 

With the help of another Trooper, the suspect was located and interviewed.  Faced with the evidence and resident observations, the male hunter admitted to shooting the buck deer as it laid in its bed under a large bush against a house.  The male stated he shot from inside his vehicle while knowingly parked on a city street in Ashland.   The male had dumped the buck deer and rifle on the Tiller/Trail Highway after the incident, which the Trooper recovered.  The deer was found to be a trophy class 4x4 buck. 

Further investigation found where the bullet exited the buck deer and penetrated the house above the front door.

The suspect, Dustin McGrorty, age 38, from Riddle, was charged with Hunting Prohibited: Within City Limits, Unlawful Take/Possession of Buck Deer, Unlawful Use of Weapon, and Criminal Trespass II.  He was warned for Hunting on Public Roadway and Fail to Validate Tag.  A second adult male, name not released, will also be charged with Aiding in Wildlife Offense and Criminal Trespass II.  The buck deer and rifle were seized as evidence.  The meat was salvaged and donated to a local charity.

 

Attached Media Files: Poached Buck Ashland
Fatal Crash on Hwy 199 - Josephine County - 10/02/20

On Friday, October 2, 2020 at approximately 5:53 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 199 at milepost 30.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a GMC Sierra, operated by Donald Uhler (63) of Gold Beach, was southbound on Hwy 199 when for unknown reasons it veered into the northbound lane and collided with a Dodge Ram, operated by Gary Zahniser (65) of Janesville, CA.

Uhler and Zahniser both sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased.

OSP was assisted by Illinois Valley Fire Department and ODOT.