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DUII crashes into parked trailer. Driver attempts to assault 911 caller reporting incident (Photo) - 03/16/15
On 03/14/15 at approximately 11:30 PM, McMinnville Police Officers were dispatched to NE 5th Street and NE Irvine Street on a motor vehicle crash. The 911 caller also reported that an occupant of the van had assaulted him.

Upon arrival they located a white, Nissan delivery van that had crashed into a large, heavy duty equipment hauler trailer that had a sea box type container on it. The impact of the crash also sent the trailer into a power pole. The van had significant front passenger side damage and had to be towed from the scene. It was learned through a witness that the male occupants had left the scene.

Additional officers arrived in the area and located the male driver Identified as Jacob Way, 24 of McMinnville and the male passenger identified as Jesse Kincheloe, 32 also of McMinnville, a few blocks away from the crash location.

During the investigation it was learned that Jacob Way had attempted to assault the 911 caller, Corey Saunders, 24 of McMinnville after the crash occurred. Saunders was not involved in the crash but was walking in the area when it occurred and came to assist the occupants.

Jacob Way was arrested and lodged in the Yamhill County Correctional Facility pending arraignment in Municipal Court on the following charges:

- Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants
- Failure to Perform Duties of a Driver (Hit and Run)
- Reckless Driving
- Attempted Assault in the Fourth Degree

His total bail was set at $21,250.00.

No one was injured as a result of the crash or the assault attempt.

The van involved in the crash belonged to both Way and Kincheloe who are owners of the Valley Commissary Restaurant, located in McMinnville. A representative of McMinnville Water and Light responded to the scene and determined the pole did not pose a risk.

Anyone with further information or questions about this incident is asked to call McMinnville Police Department at 503-434-7307.
Semi involved three vehicle crash on Baker Street closes roadway by the Fire Department - 03/09/15
On March 9th at about 1:11 pm, a light blue 2005 Chrysler mini van, driven by Alisha Layman, age 28, of McMinnville, came to a stop waiting behind vehicles at the traffic signal at the intersection of Baker and 2nd in McMinnville. A dark green 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee, driven by Robert Stere, age 47, of Hillsboro, stopped behind the Chrysler. A CoreMark 2000 Freightliner Semi Trailer driven by Jared Logan-Murphy, age 34, of Portland, failed to stop for the vehicles in front of it and impacted the Jeep Cherokee which then impacted the rear of the Chrysler van. According to the witnesses that talked with police, the semi did not appear to be slowing down prior to impact.

There were minor injuries to Alisha Layman, William Skinner, age 59, of Dayton (the front passenger of the minivan), and Robert Stere and all three were transported to WVMC. The other occupant of the minivan, Melissa Starr, age 29, a McMinnville resident, declined medical attention, but was arrested for a Municipal Court warrant.

The semi vehicle had been reported as a recklessly driving vehicle prior to the crash during its drive from Salem to McMinnville. This reportedly included crossing over the center line and oncoming vehicles having to pull off the road to avoid a collision on more than one instance. Dispatch had broadcast the reported possible reckless driving to McMinnville police units just prior to the collision occurring.

Jared Logan-Murphy was cited for careless driving and following too close. OSP completed an inspection of the semi, but found no other violations.

Baker Street (Hwy 99W Northbound) was closed to traffic for approximately an hour.