<![CDATA[Oregon State Police]]> News via FlashAlert.Net http://www.flashalert.net/news.html?id=1002 en-us info@flashalert.net (Craig Walker) sysadmin@solidnet.net (SolidNet Administrator) 30 Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:13:16 PDT <![CDATA[OSP Central Point Fish & Wildlife Trooper Receives Shikar-Safari Club International Award (Photo)]]>
On August 20, 2014, Shikar-Safari Club International representative Lynn Loacker presented Senior Trooper James Collom with the Shikar-Safari Club International "Wildlife Officer of the Year" award, placing him in a distinguished group of officers who have earned recognition for their commitment to fish and wildlife enforcement and protection of natural resources. The award has been given annually for more than 25 years to honor outstanding wildlife enforcement officers whose efforts during the previous year reflected outstanding performance and achievement among the state agency's sworn fish and wildlife law enforcement personnel.

In presenting the award, Lynn Loacker noted that wildlife enforcement officers rarely receive the recognition and encouragement they so greatly deserve for protecting our wildlife and natural resources.

"We congratulate Senior Trooper Collom on being our selection for the Shikar Safari Club International's 'Wildlife Officer of the Year' award. This award puts him in a very distinguished group who has earned this recognition for their outstanding performance and dedication to duty," said Loacker.

Senior Trooper Collom has been involved with enforcing fish and wildlife laws for about 22 years including fourteen years with OSP following nine years as a game warden in Idaho. Passionate about his job, Collom is known to be a top performer on his Fish & Wildlife team including the number of field contacts, investigations, and enforcement activities. He has a high number of field contacts, written the majority of search warrants for his team, and assists Patrol Division troopers in handling crashes and other calls for rural law enforcement services.

As the Department's statewide coordinator for the "Turn-in-Poachers" (TIP) program, Collom administers rewards given by the Oregon Hunters Association (OHA) to tipsters for information on fish and wildlife cases. He also writes articles for the OHA magazine, works closely with local ODFW biologists, is a speaker at hunter education classes, and helps organize OSP's booth each year at the Sportsmen's Show.

Some recent cases worked by Collom include:

* The investigation of an Eagle Point-area deer poaching ring that led to the service of seven search warrants and the charging of eight suspects for crimes including 23 felony counts.
* The investigation of the poaching of a trophy class buck that was shot and left to waste in a field in the Eagle Point area. A difficult case to solve with little evidence, Collom had a news release issued and solicited funding for a $3,000 reward. The investigation also identified the unlawfully shooting of three large bucks and led to charges for a husband and his wife.

In May, Senior Trooper Jim Collom also received the OSP Fish & Wildlife Division's 2013 "Trooper of the Year" award.

Shikar-Safari Club International is a worldwide organization dedicated to the protection, enhancement and preservation of wildlife and has placed particular emphasis on endangered and threatened species through the promotion of enforcement of conservation laws and regulations.

Photograph - Oregon State Police
(Left to right: Lynn Loacker and Senior Trooper Collom)

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The Oregon State Police is a full-service public safety agency providing diverse services to the citizens of Oregon. Our mission is to enhance livability and safety by protecting the people, property, and natural resources of the state. To realize our vision and accomplish our mission our objectives are to BE THERE (be ready and able to respond to the increasing needs of Oregonians); PREVENT HARM (engage in vigilant enforcement of laws and regulations while making Oregon's roadways safe and reducing our citizen's exposure to crime, fire and disasters); and, SUPPORT OREGON COMMUNITIES (providing specialized services and assistance throughout Oregon in support of the statewide public safety infrastructure).

The primary responsibility of the Fish and Wildlife Division is enforcement of fish, wildlife, and commercial fishing laws and protection of Oregon's natural resources and the habitats upon which they depend. Fish and Wildlife Division officers are fully trained State Troopers who also enforce traffic, criminal, boating, livestock, and environmental protection laws and respond to emergency incidents.

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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:16:48 PDT <![CDATA[Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 99N north of Belt Line Road near Eugene (Photo)]]>
According to Lieutenant Rob Edwards, on August 19, 2014 at approximately 9:00 p.m., a 1999 Ford F-450 utility truck driven by ISIAH BROWN JR, age 57, from Eugene, was traveling northbound in the right hand lane at approximately 40 mph when it was struck from behind by a 2003 Lexus four-door driven by RONNIE D. HARRISON, age 72, from Eugene. After impact, the Ford truck came to rest facing east blocking about half of the right hand lane. The Lexus came to rest in both northbound lanes.

A short time after the first crash, a northbound 1992 Yamaha motorcycle operated by JOHNNY J. HARNESS, age 33, from Junction City, traveled upon the scene and clipped the Ford truck's bumper and then struck the Lexus. HARNESS was ejected and came to rest on the highway after hitting a vehicle that stopped on the shoulder to assist north of the crash scene.

HARNESS was seriously injured and transported to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. He was wearing a helmet.

HARRISON received non-life threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to McKenzie Willamette Hospital. His vehicle had three passengers transported to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. Left rear passenger/wife SHARON HARRISON, age 68, was seriously injured. Right rear passenger LINDA WEIR, age 69, from Eugene, was seriously injured. Right front passenger/son KEVIN HARRISON was seriously injured.

BROWN received minor injuries and was transported to McKenzie Willamette Hospital.

OSP troopers from the Springfield Area Command office are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash. Senior Trooper Cecil Arient is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Lane Rural Fire, Eugene Police Department, and ODOT.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:02:55 PDT <![CDATA[Lincoln County District Attorney Honored as "2013 Wildlife Prosecutor of the Year" (Photo)]]>
On August 14, 2014, Lincoln County District Attorney Michelle Branam was presented with the "2013 Wildlife Prosecutor of the Year Award" in front of her peers at the Oregon District Attorneys Association summer conference held last week in Bend. The award sponsored by the Oregon Sportsmen's Coalition, was presented by Captain Jeff Samuels, Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish and Wildlife Division Director, Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife Watershed Manager Chip Dale, and Ty Stubblefield, Field Administrator for the Oregon Hunters Association.

Michelle Branam has served for almost ten years as a Deputy and Chief Deputy for the Lincoln County District Attorney's Office before being appointed District Attorney by Governor John Kitzhaber earlier this year.

Through her hard work and partnership with area law enforcement, she has garnered a great deal of respect for her commitment to consistently prosecuting fish and wildlife crimes. The South Coast Team of the OSP Fish and Wildlife Division has a great working relationship with DA Branam who shows support for the protection of natural resources. On her own time, Branam even attended Marine Board training to better understand recreational boating enforcement and completed both drift boat and jet boat operation training.

As Lincoln County Chief Deputy, Branam was responsible for prosecuting the bulk of serious criminal cases in the county. She was also instrumental in prosecuting several environmental cases where actions resulted in local habitat restoration projects, including a high profile water pollution case involving a local sand and gravel company which received a misdemeanor conviction of Water Pollution in the Second Degree and a $10,000 fine.

"It was a pleasure to present DA Michelle Branam with the wildlife prosecutor of the year award for her dedication and commitment to the criminal justice system and wildlife prosecution. I appreciate her willingness to work closely with local fish and wildlife troopers and to prosecute those responsible for wildlife offenses and environmental degradation," said Captain Jeff Samuels.

Recent wildlife cases successfully prosecuted by DA Branam include:

Hunting on the Enclosed or Cultivated Land of Another/Unlawful Possession of Big Game

Disposition:
* 10 days in jail
* Three year hunting license suspension and two years' probation
* $1,400 fines
* $400 restitution to taxidermist
* $15,000 restitution to ODFW for 7x7 bull elk
* Forfeit elk mount, meat and archery equipment

Unlawful Take of Osprey

Disposition:
* Three years hunting license suspension
* $5,000 restitution to ODFW for Osprey

Waste of Cow Elk

Disposition:
* Remington 7mm forfeited to state
* Three year hunting license suspension
* $810 in fines
* $500 restitution to Oregon Hunter's Association for TIP reward
* $1,500 restitution to ODFW for elk

Unlawful Take of Black Bear

Disposition:
* Three years' probation
* Forfeit bear and Remington 270 rifle
* $1,633 in fines
* $1,000 restitution to ODFW for the bear

Photograph - Oregon State Police
(Left to right: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Watershed Manager Chip Dale, Lincoln County District Attorney Michelle Branam, and Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division Director Captain Jeff Samuels)

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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:59:50 PDT <![CDATA[Driver Arrested After Injury Hit & Run Crash - Highway 219 south of Newberg (Photo)]]>
On August 19, 2014 at 5:52 a.m., a 1997 Honda Accord driven by FRED SAUERMANN, age 40, from Independence, was traveling southbound on Highway 219 near milepost 24 when a northbound 2013 Toyota van crossed the centerline and struck the Honda's left side. The van continued northbound without stopping at the scene.

An OSP trooper arrived on scene at approximately 6:08 a.m., contacting the Honda's driver who was injured as Newberg-area fire and medical personnel also arrived. The trooper checked the area north of the crash scene and found the suspect vehicle 8 minutes later about a half mile away where it stopped east of Highway 219 on Champoeg Road NE.

Subsequent investigation led the trooper to arrest the van's driver, RAMON OROS BARRERA, age 35, from Cornelius. OROS BARRERA was lodged in the Marion County Jail on the following charges:

* Felony Hit & Run - Injury
* Reckless Driving
* Assault in the Fourth Degree
* Misdemeanor Driving While Suspended

OROS BARRERA was also cited for Failure to Install Ignition Interlock Device.

SAUERMANN was transported to Oregon Health & Science University for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. He was treated and released.

Senior Trooper Bridget Taylor is the lead investigator.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:26:25 PDT <![CDATA[Update: Driver Arrested After Attempt to Elude, Single Vehicle Injury Crash in SE Salem (Photo)]]>
On August 18, 2014 at approximately 11:17 p.m. an OSP trooper attempted to stop a Cadillac CTS passenger car for traveling 82 mph in a 60 mph speed zone on Interstate 5. The vehicle exited off the freeway onto Mission Street and attempted to elude the trooper recklessly northbound on Lancaster Drive SE. After turning east onto Rickey Street SE, the trooper terminated his pursuit of the vehicle near Macleay Road SE and Connecticut Street SE.

Approximately ten seconds after losing sight of the vehicle, the trooper overheard Marion County deputies report a traffic crash in the vicinity of Macleay Road SE and Jenah Street SE where deputies were parked on an unrelated call. The trooper arrived on scene and observed the Cadillac on its top in the ditch on the south side of Macleay Road SE with a male and female injured inside. The driver reportedly lost control of the vehicle after seeing the parked patrol cars. After hitting the car's brakes, the Cadillac entered a deep ditch and rolled onto its top.

Salem Fire Department personnel responded to the scene and extricated the driver, BRIAN JAKE WILSON, age 33, and passenger PERLA VANESSA GOMEZ LAZO, age 30, from Salem. Both occupants were transported to Salem Hospital with minor injuries.

After treatment at the hospital, WILSON was arrested by OSP troopers on charges related to the attempt to elude and crash, as well as two outstanding warrants for Parole Violation and Unauthorized Departure. WILSON was lodged in the Marion County Jail on the two warrants and the following local charges:

* Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle
* Reckless Driving
* Recklessly Endangering Another Person
* Assault in the Fourth Degree
* Misdemeanor Driving While Suspended

Marion County Sheriff's Office conducted the crash investigation and Salem Police Department assisted at the scene. No other vehicles were struck by the Cadillac during the incident and crash. The female passenger was not arrested.

Photographs:
Crash Scene - Oregon State Police
Wilson - Marion County Sheriff's Office

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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 20:24:21 PDT <![CDATA[Injury Bicycle-Involved Traffic Crash - Rogue River Highway east of Grants Pass]]>
On August 16, 2014 at approximately 9:45 a.m., ARDENA C. CAMERON, age 62, from Roseburg, was the last of 5 cyclists riding near the fog line on Rogue River Highway near milepost 8 when he bicycle was struck from behind by a Chevrolet pickup driven by AARON K. TOLLER, age 86, from Grants Pass.

CAMERON was ejected from the bicycle and received non-life threatening injuries. She was transported by ambulance to Rogue Regional Medical Center for treatment. She was wearing a helmet. None of the other four cyclists were struck or injured.

TOLLER was cited for Careless Driving. He told the investigating trooper that oncoming traffic prevented him from moving to the left as he was approaching the bicyclist.

No photographs or other information available for this release. Trooper Eve Thornton is the lead investigator.

This was the third incident in the last four days in which OSP troopers investigated a collision involving a vehicle hitting a bicyclist from behind. One bicyclist was killed in the first incident and another was seriously injured in the second incident. Enforcement action is pending in the first two incidents.

OSP urges all drivers to be alert for bicyclists and other vulnerable highway users. When approaching from behind, make sure there is adequate room to safely pass on the left of the bicyclist(s).

ORS 811.065 (Unsafe Passing of a Person Operating a Bicycle) states "The driver of a motor vehicle may only pass a person operating a bicycle by driving to the left of the bicycle at a safe distance and returning to the lane of travel once the motor vehicle is safely clear of the overtaken bicycle. For the purposes of this paragraph, a 'safe distance' means a distance that is sufficient to prevent contact with the person operating the bicycle if the person were to fall into the driver's lane of traffic."

The complete statute wording is available via this link: http://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/811.065

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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 15:00:26 PDT <![CDATA[Update: Name Released - Death Investigation - Highway 20W east of Sisters in Deschutes County]]>
On August 16, 2014 at approximately 8:40 p.m., OSP and Deschutes County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) were notified that a black sport utility vehicle occupied by an armed, suicidal man was traveling eastbound on Highway 20 in the Santiam Pass area. About 15 minutes later, an OSP sergeant spotted the vehicle and followed it while other officers from OSP and DCSO were moving into position east of Sisters to assist with stopping the vehicle.

The vehicle sped up to 90 - 100 mph before finally stopping at approximately 9:06 p.m. near milepost 12 after DCSO deployed spike strips on the vehicle. The driver failed to comply with any commands as additional law enforcement resources including OSP SWAT personnel, a Bend PD negotiator, and an armored vehicle responded to the scene. Law enforcement officers closed the highway in both directions as they worked to safely resolve the situation.

At approximately 10:10 p.m., officers were able to check the vehicle and found the lone occupant deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The deceased was identified as FARHAD MASHERI, age 51, from Vancouver, Washington.

Deschutes County Medical Examiner is assisting OSP in the death investigation.

Help is available in your local communities for people 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, professionals are on call to handle mental health emergencies 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Please contact your local mental health crisis intervention services.

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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 14:40:59 PDT <![CDATA[Update: Name Released - Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Interstate 84 east of La Grande in Union County (Photo)]]>
On August 17, 2014 at approximately 6:08 a.m., a 2006 Kia Spectra operated by MARK HOWLAND, age 23, from West Valley, Utah, was traveling eastbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 282 when it traveled off the freeway onto the left shoulder. The Kia then traveled back across both lanes of traffic and the right shoulder, rolling over off the traffic lanes where it came to rest along the side of the eastbound lanes.

HOWLAND was transported by LifeFlight to Providence St. Mary's Medical Center in Walla Walla, Washington with serious injuries. He was using safety restraints.

The eastbound lanes were closed for about 20 minutes for air ambulance transport.

OSP troopers from the La Grande Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Trooper Robert Routt is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Union County Sheriff's Office, La Grande City Fire Department, North Powder Quick Response Team, LifeFlight and ODOT.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Sat, 16 Aug 2014 21:48:42 PDT <![CDATA[Serious Injury Motorcycle-Involved Crash - Highway 242 east of Highway 126 (Photo)]]>
On August 16, 2014 at approximately 12:10 p.m., passing motorists reported coming across the scene of a motorcycle crash on Highway 242 near milepost 71. A Harley Davidson motorcycle crashed off the highway near a tree seriously injuring the operator and causing minor injuries to the passenger. The citizens who stopped at the scene provided initial care until relieved by arriving medical personnel.

The operator, GERALD R. DONALDSON, age 70, from Box Elder, South Dakota, was transported by ground ambulance to a secondary location where LifeFlight was standing by. The operator was transported by air ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. Passenger JUDY DONALDSON, age 70, was taken to the same hospital by ground ambulance. Both were wearing protective helmets.

OSP is continuing the investigation into the manner and cause of the crash. Trooper Josh Wolcott-Peterson from the OSP Springfield Area Command office is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by McKenzie Fire & Rescue, Springfield EMS, and LifeFlight.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Sat, 16 Aug 2014 16:30:35 PDT <![CDATA[Update #2: Names Released - Fatal Pedestrian-Involved Traffic Crash - Highway 213 in Oregon City]]>
On August 16, 2014 at approximately 1:06 a.m., OSP was notified that Oregon City Police Department was on scene of a fatal pedestrian-involved crash on Highway 213 at Meyers Road. The initial report was made to 9-1-1 at 12:46 a.m.

Preliminary investigation indicates KAREN EDNA ERIE, age 44, from Oregon City, was lying in the right southbound lane of Highway 213 just south of Meyers Road when she was run over by a southbound 2007 Hyundai passenger car driven by CASSANDRA L. KIELING, age 22, from Milwaukie. KAREN ERIE died at the scene before she was able to be transported to a hospital.

The investigation is continuing to determine KAREN ERIE's activities prior to being struck. There is no evidence of impairment involving KIELING.

OSP troopers and detectives from the Portland Area Command office are continuing the investigation with the assistance of the Clackamas County CRAFT interagency team, Oregon City Police Department, Clackamas County District Attorney's Office, and Clackamas County Medical Examiner's Office.

Investigators are asking to hear from anyone who traveled in the area prior to 12:46 a.m. and saw anything or has information that may have been connected with this incident. If you have information regarding this investigation please call OSP Northern Command Center dispatch at (503) 731-3030. Detective Alex Monarch is the lead investigator.

Assistance at the scene was also provided by Clackamas Fire District 1, AMR ambulance, and ODOT.

No photographs provided for this release.

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Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:11:38 PDT <![CDATA[OSP Troopers Arrest 3 Wanted Subjects While Checking Suspicious Activity Report at Park & Ride Lot south of Salem]]>
On August 15, 2014 at approximately 11:45 a.m., OSP troopers responded to a report of three suspicious people checking vehicles at the Delaney Road Park & Ride parking lot. Upon arrival, troopers located one person identified as MARIAH RENEE HERNANDEZ, age 18, from Salem, and arrested her on an outstanding Marion County warrant for Forgery in the Second Degree.

Troopers learned at least two men were inside a motorhome parked on private property across the street from the parking lot. The men initially refused to come out to speak with troopers but they eventually came out of the motorhome at approximately 1:10 p.m.

One of the men, MARTIN PAUL VARGAS, age 30, from Salem, was arrested on an outstanding State Parole Board warrant for Parole Violation. The other man, SERGIO LEONEL PICENCO, age 18, from Salem, was arrested on a Marion County warrant for Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree.

A fourth person contacted was not wanted and released from the scene.

The three wanted persons arrested were lodged in the Marion County Jail.

No photographs available for this release.

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Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:16:43 PDT <![CDATA[OSP Recruit Trooper Receives Recruit Class' Highest Honor During Interagency Basic Police Training Program Graduation (Photo)]]>
The "Victor G. Atiyeh Award" is named in honor of the former distinguished governor of the state of Oregon, in whose term of office the current academy became a reality. This prestigious award is presented to the outstanding student of each basic class as selected by their fellow students and the academy staff. The student selected must display exceptional professionalism by demonstrating an exemplary attitude and outstanding achievement in leadership, academics, health & fitness and survival skills.

Selected from the graduating Basic Police Class 344 to receive the "Victor G. Atiyeh Award" was OSP Recruit Trooper Kyson Culp, who is assigned in the Patrol Services Division at the Klamath Falls Area Command office. The other 9 men and two women OSP recruit troopers graduating today were:

* Recruit Trooper Ami Angell - Portland Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Vadim Bogdanov - The Dalles Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Sherron Deberry - Salem Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper James Eslinger - Pendleton Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Jacob Fough - Tillamook Work Site office (Fish & Wildlife Division)
* Recruit Trooper Nate Harris - Coos Bay Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Michael Lopez - Salem Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Anna Lukiyanchuk - Portland Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Justin Morgan - St. Helens Work Site office (Fish & Wildlife Division)
* Recruit Trooper Thomas Nelson - Newport Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Scott Wilson - Central Point Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)

The twelve graduating OSP recruit troopers, along with 4 other new recruits hired as lateral entry troopers who came from other law enforcement agencies, began their academy-based training March 16, 2014. Previously released information related to today's graduating ceremony is available at:
http://www.oregon.gov/osp/NEWSRL/Pages/news/08_11_2014_recruit_graduation.aspx

The Basic Police Class No. 344 graduation ceremony marks the completion of the Basic Police training for the multi-agency integrated class facilitated by DPSST, which provides statutorily-required basic training to newly hired city police officers, county sheriff's deputies and OSP troopers.

Information about the Oregon State Police, different opportunities available, how our hiring process works and updates about future hiring opportunities can be found on our recruiting website, www.osptrooper.com, or call the OSP Training / Sworn Applicant Processing Section at (503) 378-4175.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:31:32 PDT <![CDATA[Commercial Truck Rollover Crash - Interstate 5 near Rogue River (Photo)]]>
On August 15, 2014 at approximately 3:50 a.m., a truck pulling a trailer loaded with nearly 38,000 pounds of empty glass bottles driven by TARAN SINGH SHERGILL, age 25, from Elk Grove, California, was traveling southbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 44. The truck and trailer traveled onto the right shoulder where the driver over-corrected, causing the trailer and then truck to roll onto their sides. Both vehicles then slid over a hundred feet before coming to rest.

SHERGILL reported no injury but then later requested to go to a hospital for a medical evaluation. He was cited by Oregon State Police (OSP) for Fail to Drive Within a Lane. Driver inattention is believed to be a contributing factor.

OSP was assisted at the scene by ODOT and local emergency responders. Senior Trooper Kirk Freeman is the lead investigator.

Photograph - ODOT

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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 19:27:17 PDT <![CDATA[Update #2: Names Released - Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 197 south of The Dalles in Wasco County (Photo)]]>
On August 14, 2014 at approximately 7:30 a.m., a 1992 Chevrolet Blazer driven by LINDA GIRTZ, age 59, from Wamic, was traveling northbound on Highway 197 near milepost 8 approaching the intersection with Ward Road. A 2005 Chevrolet pickup driven by PETER D. KELLY, age 73, from The Dalles, was westbound on Ward Road and turned in front of the northbound sport utility vehicle which struck the pickup's left side. After impact, the pickup came to rest off the side of the highway and the sport utility vehicle came to rest in the southbound lane.

The Blazer's 72-year old male right front passenger, HENRY JACOB GIRTZ, was pronounced deceased at the scene. LINDA GIRTZ was transported by LifeFlight to Oregon Health & Science University with serious injuries. The 17-year old right rear passenger, MARINA GIRTZ, was transported by ground ambulance to Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles with non-life threatening injuries. All three were using safety restraints.

KELLY was not injured and is cooperating with the investigation.

OSP troopers from The Dalles Area Command office are investigating the fatal crash. Trooper Jason Walters is the lead investigator. Enforcement action is pending.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Dufur Fire Department, Wasco County Sheriff's Office, Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue, and ODOT.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:18:04 PDT <![CDATA[Motorhome Fire Briefly Closes Westbound Lanes of Interstate 84 east of Mosier (Photo)]]>
According to Sergeant Les Kipper, on August 13, 2014 at approximately 11:10 a.m., an Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife from The Dalles Area Command office came upon a motorhome on fire along the westbound shoulder of Interstate 84 near milepost 72. The motorhome's sole occupant, a 57-year old Hermiston man, had gotten out of the motorhome safely. The fire spread to a grassy area next to the freeway lanes.

Fire personnel from Mosier Fire & Emergency Services and Oregon Department of Forestry responded and quickly extinguished the fire. The motorhome was a total loss.

OSP and ODOT provided traffic control. Both WB lanes of I-84 were closed for about 30 minutes. One lane remained closed for about 2 hours while fire personnel mopped up the area.

Cause of the motorhome fire is unknown.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:29:43 PDT <![CDATA[Update: Names Released - Fatal Bicycle-Involved Traffic Crash - Highway 47 north of McMinnville (Photo)]]>
According to Sergeant Brad Hessel, on August 12, 2014 at approximately 5:00 p.m., JUAN HUAPEO GARCIA, age 56, from Carlton, was riding a bicycle along the paved northbound shoulder of Highway 47 near milepost 41. A 1999 Chevrolet van driven by RICHARD KING, age 45, from Carlton, was traveling northbound when KING reportedly fell asleep and struck the bicycle from behind.

HUAPEO GARCIA was ejected from the bike and pronounced deceased at the scene. He was not wearing a helmet.

KING was not injured and is cooperating with investigators. Upon completion of the investigation, OSP will review the details with the Yamhill County District Attorney's office prior to an enforcement decision being made. Driver fatigue is being investigated as a contributing factor. Trooper Nic Cederberg is the lead investigator.

OSP troopers from the McMinnville Area Command office are investigating the fatal crash. OSP is assisted at the scene by Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, Carlton Police Department, McMinnville Fire Department, and ODOT.

The highway was closed about four hours.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:21:44 PDT <![CDATA[Update: Names & Photos Released - Serious Injury Bicycle-Involved Traffic Crash - Highway 126 east of Powell Butte in Crook County (Photo)]]>
On August 12, 2014 at approximately 4:44 p.m., FREDERICK BOUWMAN, age 53, from Ontario, Canada, was riding a KOGA Miyata bicycle westbound along the paved shoulder of Highway 126 near milepost 9 when he was struck from behind by the right front quarter panel and side mirror of a westbound 2003 GMC Sierra pickup driven by NORMAN CHADWICK, age 44, from Powell Butte.

BOUWMAN was ejected from his bicycle and seriously injured. BOUWMAN was transported by air ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend with serious non-life threatening injuries. He was wearing a helmet.

CHADWICK was not injured and is cooperating with the investigation. An enforcement decision is pending upon completion of the investigation.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Crook County Sheriff's Office, local fire personnel and ODOT.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 19:49:09 PDT <![CDATA[Update: Name Released - Woman Arrested After Attempt to Elude on Interstate 5 in Southern Oregon (Photo)]]>
On August 12, 2014 at approximately 12:31 p.m., OSP Southern Command Center dispatch received a citizen's driving complaint of a recklessly driven passenger car northbound on Interstate 5 in the Medford area. A trooper set up north of Central Point near milepost 34 and spotted a similar looking vehicle traveling at 88 mph. The trooper attempted to stop the speeding vehicle, a Dodge Avenger, which accelerated at over 100 mph.

Approaching a highway work zone near milepost 40, the eluding vehicle nearly ran a motorcyclist off the freeway. For safety reasons, the trooper terminated his attempt to stop the vehicle but continued driving northbound in case he came across it stopped in the work zone.

Troopers from the Grants Pass work site headed to the freeway where a trooper spotted the vehicle near milepost 56. A trooper attempted to deploy spike strips in the area but the driver avoided the strips and sped up again to over 100 mph. During the next several miles the vehicle continued recklessly, passing other motorists on both shoulders at high speeds.

Approaching milepost 70 near Sunny Valley, two commercial trucks occupied both northbound lanes traveling about 35 mph caused the eluding vehicle to slow down. The troopers deployed a TVI maneuver causing the vehicle to spin and stop on a curb near the end of a freeway on ramp.

At approximately 1:26 p.m., OSP troopers and Josephine County Sheriff's Office arrested the female driver without further incident.

GABRIELLA R. SUISSA, age 22, from Rockville, California, was transported back to Jackson County Jail where she was lodged on the following charges:

* Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle
* Recklessly Driving
* Recklessly Endangering Another Person

Scene Photographs - Oregon State Police
Suissa Photograph - Jackson County Sheriff's Office

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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:04:08 PDT <![CDATA[OSP Fish & Wildlife Division Asks for Public's Help in Investigation of Cow Elk Poaching & Waste - Elliott State Forest in Coos County (Photo)]]>
On August 11, 2014, OSP Fish & Wildlife Trooper Ryan Keeler began an investigation following the discovery of a dead cow elk located by bear hunters in a clear cut on Buck Ridge Road in the Elliott State Forest. Evidence at the scene indicates the cow elk was shot once through the front shoulder within the last couple days. Whoever shot the elk did not remove any meat and left it to waste.

A reward is being offered through the Turn in Poachers (TIP) Program, administered through the Oregon Hunters Association, for any information that leads to the arrest in this case. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Trooper Keeler at (541) 888-2677 ext. 243, or the TIP hotline at 1-800-452-7888. Information may be kept anonymous.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:40:34 PDT <![CDATA[Update: Name & Photos - Minor Injury Truck Crash - Highway 20 near Eddyville (Photo)]]>
On August 12, 2014 at approximately 8:30 a.m., a 2007 Kenworth truck pulling a trailer loaded with garbage driven by JOHN GRIGSBY, age 49, from Newport, was traveling eastbound on Highway 20 near milepost 23. As the truck negotiated through a curve, the truck and trailer traveled off the highway and overturned on a bordering property.

GRIGSBY was extricated by Toledo Fire Department personnel. GRIGSBY was transported by Pac West Ambulance to Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital for treatment of minor injuries and later released. He was driving for Dahl Disposal Service.

ODOT is still on scene helping coordinate cleanup of spilled debris and removal of overturned truck and trailer. Traffic updates TripCheck.com.

OSP troopers from the Newport Area Command office are investigating the cause of the crash. Enforcement action is pending.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 09:41:04 PDT <![CDATA[Enjoy The Music Festival in Brownsville & Keep Impaired Drivers Off The Road (Photo)]]>
The Willamette Country Music Festival starts Friday, August 15, and concludes Sunday, August 17. With the expected traffic impact and increased potential for impaired drivers on area roads, Oregon State Police (OSP), Linn County Sheriff's Office, area law enforcement agencies and ODOT remind everyone that we all play an important role in keeping our roads safe.

Although it is illegal in all 50 states to drive under the influence, far too many people get behind the wheel after consuming too much alcohol. Every year, about one third of all motor vehicle traffic deaths involve one or more drunk drivers or motorcycle operators.

All travelers should be aware that law enforcement agencies nationwide are kicking off a high-visibility enforcement campaign - "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over"- August 15 through September 1, 2014. Covering the end of summer and the busy Labor Day holiday weekend, the goal is to remove impaired drivers who put lives at risk. Law enforcement officials recommend:

* Plan a safe way to travel before the start of the festivities.
* Designate a sober driver. If you wait until you're impaired, you're more likely to make a bad decision; one that could be fatal.

Everyone is urged to immediately report aggressive, dangerous, and intoxicated drivers to OSP at 1-800-24DRUNK (1-800-243-7865) or 9-1-1.

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 11:57:02 PDT <![CDATA[Title Correction: Twelve OSP Recruit Troopers Graduating Friday, August 15, From Basic Police Training Program in Salem (Photo)]]>
The thirty-four graduating recruit officers include 12 OSP recruit troopers, 16 city police recruit officers, 5 county sheriffs recruit deputies, and one University of Oregon recruit officer. The 10 men and two women OSP recruit troopers are scheduled for assignments at the following locations:

* Recruit Trooper Ami Angell - Portland Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Vadim Bogdanov - The Dalles Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Kyson Culp - Klamath Falls Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Sherron Deberry - Salem Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper James Eslinger - Pendleton Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Jacob Fough - Tillamook Work Site office (Fish & Wildlife Division)
* Recruit Trooper Nate Harris - Coos Bay Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Michael Lopez - Salem Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Anna Lukiyanchuk - Portland Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Justin Morgan - St. Helens Work Site office (Fish & Wildlife Division)
* Recruit Trooper Thomas Nelson - Newport Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)
* Recruit Trooper Scott Wilson - Central Point Area Command office (Patrol Services Division)

The twelve graduating OSP recruit troopers, along with 4 other new recruits hired as lateral entry troopers who came from other law enforcement agencies, began their academy-based training March 16, 2014. They brought with them a wide range of life experience and backgrounds. Eight served in the military, eight have college degrees including one person with a PhD in International Public Law, and three are bilingual in Spanish, Russian, and Ukrainian languages. The sixteen hired recruit troopers reported for an initial 3-week OSP pre-academy training program after which the lateral entry hired officers reported to their assigned OSP offices in Bend, North Plains, Pendleton and Tillamook. The remaining twelve recruit troopers joined other law enforcement recruit officers for the 16-week Basic Police training program from which they are graduating.

The Basic Police Class No. 340 graduation ceremony marks the completion of the Basic Police training for the multi-agency integrated class facilitated by DPSST, which provides statutorily-required basic training to newly hired city police officers, county sheriff's deputies and OSP troopers.

Information about the Oregon State Police, different opportunities available, how our hiring process works and updates about future hiring opportunities can be found on our recruiting website, www.osptrooper.com, or call the OSP Training / Sworn Applicant Processing Section at (503) 378-4175.

Questions regarding DPSST training and services can be directed to DPSST Director Eriks Gabliks at (503) 378-2332.

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The Oregon State Police is a full-service public safety agency providing diverse services to the citizens of Oregon. Our mission is to enhance livability and safety by protecting the people, property, and natural resources of the state. To realize our vision and accomplish our mission our objectives are to BE THERE (be ready and able to respond to the increasing needs of Oregonians); PREVENT HARM (engage in vigilant enforcement of laws and regulations while making Oregon's roadways safe and reducing our citizen's exposure to crime, fire and disasters); and, SUPPORT OREGON COMMUNITIES (providing specialized services and assistance throughout Oregon in support of the statewide public safety infrastructure).

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:12:43 PDT <![CDATA[Serious Injury Motorcycle-Involved Crash - Highway 51 north of Independence in Polk County (Photo)]]>
On August 10, 2014 at approximately 4:35 p.m., a 1990 Yamaha motorcycle operated by RICHARD A. ROMANO, age 50, from Independence, was traveling northbound on Highway 51 approaching the intersection with Halls Ferry Road. A 2013 Dodge pickup driven by DAVID HARGREAVES, age 64, from Caldwell, Idaho, was stopped at a stop sign on Halls Ferry Road and pulled out into the motorcyclist's path. The motorcycle collided into the pickup's driver side door, ejecting ROMANO on impact and seriously injuring him.

ROMANO was transported by ambulance to Salem Hospital. He was wearing a protective helmet.

HARGREAVES and a 63-year old female passenger were not injured. HARGREAVES was cited by OSP for Fail to Yield Right of Way.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Polk County Sheriff's Office, Polk County Fire District No. 1, and ODOT. Highway 51 was temporarily blocked during the emergency response and crash investigation.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Sun, 10 Aug 2014 17:30:44 PDT <![CDATA[Cornelius Man Arrested Following Attempt to Elude in Vehicle & on Foot - Highway 18 west of McMinnville (Photo)]]>
On August 10, 2014 at approximately 11:56 a.m., an OSP trooper on patrol saw a 2008 Acura four door traveling eastbound at 99 mph on Highway 18 near milepost 29. The trooper activated the patrol car's emergency lights and siren to stop the car but the driver failed to yield, speeding up to over 100 mph and passing other traffic on the left and right. As the Acura continued eastbound, deputies from Polk and Yamhill counties were heading toward the area to assist.

At times, the Acura's speed slowed due to heavy traffic but its driver continued operating in a reckless manner. Near milepost 42, the Acura turned off Highway 18 toward a landfill and stopped on a gravel road. A male driver got out of the car and fled with the trooper chasing on foot for over 200 yards. At approximately 12:10 p.m., the driver surrendered to the trooper without further incident as deputies arrived on scene.

The driver was identified as DYLAN SPENCER KENT, age 30, from Cornelius. He was lodged in the Yamhill County on the following charges:

* Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle
* Misdemeanor Attempt to Elude on Foot
* Reckless Driving
* Recklessly Endangering Another Person

KENT was also cited for Driving While Suspended.

An adult female passenger was not arrested.

Photograph - Yamhill County Sheriff's Office

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Sat, 09 Aug 2014 19:10:49 PDT <![CDATA[Fatal Motorcycle Crash - Highway 126E east of Vida in Lane County (Photo)]]>
On August 9, 2014 at approximately 9:52 a.m., a 1986 Harley Davidson operated by MARK FREDERICK RICKMAN, age 58, from Vida, was traveling on Highway 126E near milepost 36 negotiating a left curve too fast. The motorcycle traveled off the highway into a ditch, struck a road side reflector and returned back onto the highway where it crashed.

RICKMAN was ejected and pronounced deceased at the scene. He was wearing a protective helmet.

OSP troopers from the Springfield Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Speed is a possible contributing factor. Trooper Kyle Bachmeier is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by McKenzie Fire & Rescue and ODOT. The highway was closed for an hour and then opened to one lane for the next three hours.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Sat, 09 Aug 2014 18:18:36 PDT <![CDATA[Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Interstate 5 in Albany (Photo)]]>
On August 9, 2014 at approximately 6:13 a.m., a 2002 Chrysler Town & Country van driven by GUSTAVO GUEVARA-HERNANDEZ, age 35, from Salem, was northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 233 when the driver fell asleep. The van drifted toward the right shoulder and crashed head-on with the impact absorbing guardrail attenuator at the exit 233 off ramp. The van rolled and came to rest on its top blocking the off ramp.

The two adults and five children, ages 5 - 16, were transported to various area hospitals. The driver's 5-year old daughter, CAMILIA GUEVARA BARCENAS, was transported by air ambulance to Salem Hospital with critical injuries. Safety restraint use is pending confirmation.

The off ramp closed for over 3 hours during the emergency response and investigation.

OSP troopers from the Albany Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Trooper Jeff Freitag is the lead investigator. OSP was assisted at the scene by fire personnel from Albany, Jefferson, and Lebanon fire departments.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Sat, 09 Aug 2014 06:31:53 PDT <![CDATA[Update: Suspect In Custody - Homicide Investigation - Cave Junction in Josephine County]]>
According to OSP Sergeant Jeff Fitzgerald, OSP detectives identified STRANGER RAYMOND DAVIS, age 28, as a person of interest in the August 2, 2014, shooting death of MICHAEL CLYDE MacDONALD, age 61, from Cave Junction. The ongoing investigation indicated DAVIS may have fled to the Paradise, California area in Butte County. Working in conjunction with Paradise Police Department, their officers found DAVIS and arrested him on an unrelated warrant on August 6. A warrant was issued out of Josephine County, Oregon for Murder and DAVIS is now being held as a fugitive from justice pending extradition proceedings to return him to Oregon.

Previously released information indicated on August 2, 2014 at approximately 3:35 p.m., information was received by 9-1-1 and OSP Southern Command Center dispatch of a shooting in the 6000 block of Rockydale Road south of Cave Junction. OSP troopers responded and found a deceased adult male on the property who had been shot at least one time.

OSP and members of the Josephine County Major Crime Team were dispatched to investigate. The deceased male was identified as MacDONALD.

Lead investigator is OSP Detective Annie Harris.

No other information will be released unless authorized by the Josephine County District Attorney's Office.

No jail photograph available for this release.

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Fri, 08 Aug 2014 15:17:11 PDT <![CDATA[Update: Name Released - Serious Injury Commercial Truck Crash - Highway 62 northeast of Prospect (Photo)]]>
On August 8, 2014 at approximately 5:15 a.m., a Les Schwab commercial truck driven by GARY D. FLORY, age 50, from Redmond, was traveling westbound on Highway 62 near milepost 50. For an unconfirmed reason, the truck and two trailers loaded with tires traveled off the highway where the truck collided head-on into a tree.

FLORY was seriously injured and trapped inside. It took fire personnel from Prospect Rural Fire Protection District about 45 minutes to extricate him from the truck. He was then transported by air ambulance to Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford.

OSP troopers from the Central Point Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Trooper Ryan Neuenschwander is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Prospect Rural Fire Protection District, and ODOT.

ODOT remains on scene coordinating vehicle removal. According to TripCheck.com, motorists should use caution and expect delays (near Ginko Basin Road - between Prospect and Union Creek) as salvage operations have begun to offload cargo and remove the vehicles. Travelers should expect single lane traffic controlled by flaggers and intermittent closures of up to 15 minutes. Traffic updates will be posted on TripCheck.com.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Thu, 07 Aug 2014 21:58:19 PDT <![CDATA[Driver Arrested After Attempt to Elude in Vehicle, Injury Crash, & Attempt to Elude on Foot in Salem Area (Photo)]]>
On August 7, 2014 at approximately 3:25 p.m., an OSP trooper attempted to initiate a traffic stop southbound in the area of Portland Road NE and Hyacinth Road NE on a 1997 Mercury Sable for an equipment lighting violation. The driver pulled into a parking lot and then back onto Portland Road NE where he fled in the vehicle at a high rate of speed. The trooper quickly lost sight and terminated the attempt to stop the vehicle as the vehicle drove northbound on Hyacinth Road NE.

The vehicle ran a red light and attempted to turn left from Hyacinth Road NE onto Salem Parkway where it was involved in a collision with a dump truck. Witnesses pointed the trooper in the direction of the collision and where the driver fled on foot.

With the assistance of descriptions provided by witnesses, the trooper notified OSP Northern Command Center dispatch of the direction that the suspect driver fled and then remained with injured female passenger. The passenger, SIERRA M. MEMMOTT, age 20, from Salem, was transported by ambulance to Salem Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Keizer and Salem police officers responded to the area. The driver was found at approximately 3:49 p.m. by Keizer police officers and detained. He was transported to Salem Hospital with minor injuries.

The lead investigating OSP trooper went to the hospital and identified the driver as WILLIAM DALTON HALL, age 22. After treatment at the hospital, HALL was arrested by OSP and lodged in the Marion County Jail on the following charges:

* Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle
* Misdemeanor Attempt to Elude on Foot
* Reckless Driving
* Recklessly Endangering Another Person
* Hit & Run - Injury
* Assault in the Fourth Degree

HALL also had a warrant for his arrest out of Polk County for Endangering the Welfare of a Minor.

The truck driver was not injured.

OSP was also assisted at the scene by Salem Fire Department and ODOT.

Crash Scene Photograph - Oregon State Police
Hall Photograph - Marion County Sheriff's Office

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Thu, 07 Aug 2014 14:49:12 PDT <![CDATA[Jim Walker Appointed as Oregon's Next State Fire Marshal (Photo)]]>
WALKER, age 52, began his service as Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal in 2009 and has been serving as the interim state fire marshal since March 2014. In his role as State Fire Marshal, WALKER directs the agency's fire programs, including fire code development and enforcement, fire investigation, fire data collection and analysis, the Community Right to Know Program, Hazmat Response Teams, fire safety education and information, firesetter intervention, and regulation of the fireworks, explosives, propane, and non-retail gasoline dispensing industries. Other responsibilities include administration of the State Fire Service Mobilization Plan and the State Fire Marshal's structural overhead teams.

WALKER is a member of the Oregon Fire Chiefs Association, Oregon Volunteer Firefighters Association, Pacific Northwest Coordinating Group Steering Committee, Western Fire Chiefs Association, National Fire Protection Association, Oregon Fire Marshals Association, Governor's Fire Service Policy Council, International Fire Chiefs Association, and International Code Council.

Prior to joining OSFM in 2009, he was the Fire Operations Director for the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) and has experience managing ODF's statewide fire operations activities including directing aviation resources.

"I thank the fire service and Oregon State Police for their support and confidence in leading a high-quality organization into the future," said WALKER. "I look forward to continuing our great partnerships with the Oregon fire service in achieving our common goals of protecting Oregonians and their property from fire and hazardous materials."

WALKER is Oregon's 10th State Fire Marshal after C. Walter Stickney was officially appointed the first State Fire Marshal in 1963.

More information about the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal is available on the agency's website at http://www.oregon.gov/osp/SFM/pages/index.aspx.

Photograph - Office of State Fire Marshal

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Thu, 07 Aug 2014 12:13:37 PDT <![CDATA[OSP Asking for Public's Help - Burglary Investigation at ODOT's Glenwood Maintenance Compound in SE Eugene]]>
Between 4:30 p.m., August 5, and 4:00 a.m., August 6, 2014, unknown person(s) entered through the back fencing into the ODOT maintenance yard located at 1920 Henderson Avenue. While on the ODOT property, the suspect(s) took a yellow 1999 Ford F350 ODOT truck, a jet boat and trailer, and computers and other electronics. The truck, boat and trailer were later located approximately six miles south of the area.

A 130HP Honda jet outboard motor removed from the boat, computers and other electronics haven't been recovered.

Anyone with information to help locate the stolen property, as well as identifying the suspect(s) in this case is asked to contact OSP Detective Dusty Sprague at (541) 726-2536 extension 243.

Tips may also be provided via email to crimetips2OSP@state.or.us referencing OSP case #SP14-246006. Email tips are monitored by the Criminal Investigations Division, reviewed and then forwarded to the lead investigator for follow-up. Emails should include specific details including the type of case and tip information related to the criminal investigation. Even though tips may be received anonymously, email authors are encouraged to provide contact information for follow-up by the investigator(s), if needed.

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Wed, 06 Aug 2014 12:50:18 PDT <![CDATA[Oregon State Athletic Commission Seeking Ringside Physician Candidates]]>
The Oregon State Athletic Commission (OSAC) is charged with regulating professional boxing, mixed martial arts and entertainment wrestling in the State of Oregon. The Commission is comprised of five volunteer members and an Executive Director responsible for the program's administration. The Commission has a Medical Advisory Committee that recommends Ringside Physician applications under consideration.

Ringside Physicians must meet the following minimum qualifications, must be approved by the Medical Advisory Committee and consent to and pass a background investigation:

* Must be a medical doctor or osteopath licensed in the State of Oregon;
* Must be familiar with or willing to learn the physical standards for licensing boxers and mixed martial arts contestants as outlined in Oregon Administrative Rule 230 Section 20 and Oregon Revised Statute 463;
* Must be willing to provide pre and post-fight medical exams prior to and during events; and
* Must be willing to travel to and attend events on weekends when able.

Ringside Physicians receive payment for their services at OSAC sanctioned events. Interested persons should contact Sgt. Jeff Lewis of the Oregon State Athletic Commission, at (503) 378-3578, or email at jeffrey.lewis@state.or.us.

More information is available on the OSAC Commission website at:
http://www.oregon.gov/osp/GAMING/pages/b_w_welcome.aspx

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Wed, 06 Aug 2014 12:23:19 PDT <![CDATA[Candidates Sought to Fill Vacancies on Oregon State Athletic Commission Medical Advisory Committee]]>
The Oregon State Athletic Commission (OSAC) is charged with regulating professional boxing, mixed martial arts and entertainment wrestling in the State of Oregon. The commission is comprised of five volunteer members and an Executive Director responsible for the program's administration.

The commission has a Medical Advisory Committee comprised of five individuals serving a four-year term that is appointed by the Superintendent of the Oregon State Police.

Members of the Medical Advisory Committee must be a physician licensed in the State of Oregon. A physician is defined as any person who holds a degree of Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy under ORS 677.010. Committee members will attend both regular and irregular public meetings generally held in Salem and/or by teleconference. Travel and per diem expenses associated with the volunteer duties of this position are covered for committee members.

Duties of the Medical Advisory Committee include gathering, assessing and updating medical data for the purpose of recommending to the commission:

1. Fitness criteria for pre-fight medical examinations;
2. Medical procedures and substances allowed for use in the contestants corner;
3. Emergency procedures for ring injuries; and
4. Safety equipment required to promote the best interests of contestants.
5. Periodically the Committee will identify and nominate for approval by the commission a sufficient number of qualified licensed physicians to serve as ringside physicians for boxing and mixed martial arts events held throughout the State of Oregon.

Interested persons should contact Sgt. Jeff Lewis of the Oregon State Athletic Commission, at (503) 378-3578, or email at jeffrey.lewis@state.or.us.

More information is available on the Commission website at OSAC Commission website:
http://www.oregon.gov/osp/GAMING/pages/b_w_welcome.aspx

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Wed, 06 Aug 2014 11:14:21 PDT <![CDATA[Update: Reward Increased to Help OSP Fish & Wildlife Division Investigations of Deer Poaching & Waste in Douglas County]]>
According to Sergeant Lynn Withers, two deer, including a 4-point buck and a spike deer, were shot and left in the 700 and 1500 block of East Willis Creek Road. An adult doe was also shot sometime between July 18 and 20, and left at the scene near Bland Mountain Lookout east of Days Creek.

The HSUS and HSWLT work with state and federal wildlife agencies to offer rewards of $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of suspected poachers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Senior Trooper Wayne Merritt at (541) 817-4474 or Senior Trooper Jason Stone at (541) 817-4472.

Questions regarding The Humane Society of the United States rewards program should be directed to Kaitlin Sanderson at 240-672-8397 or ksanderson@humanesociety.org.

No photographs provided for this release.

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Tue, 05 Aug 2014 20:27:49 PDT <![CDATA[Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 126W near Walton in Lane County (Photo)]]>
On August 5, 2014 at approximately 12:45 p.m., a 2013 Toyota RAV sport utility vehicle driven by DORIS JONES, age 77, from Eugene, was eastbound on Highway 126W near milepost 30. As the vehicle came out of a curve it veered off the pavement and struck a rock embankment head-on before coming to an abrupt stop.

JONES was extricated by local fire emergency responders and transported by air ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend with serious injuries. She is reportedly in the intensive care unit.

OSP is continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash. Senior Trooper Rick Hamilton is the lead investigator.

OSP was also assisted at the scene by Lane County Sheriff's Office, Lane County Public Works, and ODOT.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Tue, 05 Aug 2014 08:48:34 PDT <![CDATA[Update #2: Driver Dies From Injuries Sustained in July 24th Traffic Crash - Southside Bypass at Homedale Road in Klamath Falls (Photo)]]>
Previously released information indicated on July 24, 2014, at approximately 2:03 p.m., OSP troopers and local emergency responders were dispatched to a two car crash on Southside Bypass at Homedale Road. Emergency responders extricated both drivers and a passenger from the two vehicles, who were immediately transported to the Sky Lakes Medical Center by ambulance. GILMAN, was then transferred by air ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend with critical injuries.

Preliminary investigation indicates a GMC pickup driven by GILMAN was eastbound on South Side Bypass and made a left turn in front of a westbound Dodge pickup with two occupants. The Dodge pickup driven by RANDALL M. DUVAL, age 61, from Tulelake, California, struck the passenger side of the GMC pickup.

GILMAN was listed in critical condition at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend until his death. He was not using safety restraints.

DUVALL and 65-year old female passenger, LYNN TANNER, received non-life threatening injuries. The driver was not using safety restraints and the passenger was using safety restraints. Both are from Tulelake, California. A dog in their vehicle was taken to a local veterinarian and later was euthanized because of its injury.

OSP Troopers from the Klamath Falls Area Command Office are continuing the investigation. Klamath County Fire District #2, ODOT and Klamath County Sheriff's Office assisted at the scene.

South Side Bypass was restricted to one lane of travel for approximately four hours until investigators cleared the scene.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Tue, 05 Aug 2014 08:42:37 PDT <![CDATA[Update: Name Released - Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Enchanted Way SE north of Enchanted Forest in Turner (Photo)]]>
On August 4, 2014 at approximately 3:35 p.m., a 2001 Mitsubishi Montero sport utility vehicle driven by LUTTRELL was traveling southbound from Enchanted Way SE. The Mitsubishi began to turn left toward an entrance to an RV park when it pulled into the path of a northbound 1994 Toyota pickup. Both vehicles collided resulting the Mitsubishi rolling onto its top. A third vehicle, a 2013 Ford Explorer, was stopped on the road leading to/from the RV park and was also involved in the collision.

LUTTRELL was seriously injured and transported by LifeFlight to Salem Hospital.

No other persons were reported injured.

OSP troopers from the Salem Area Command office are continuing the investigation.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Marion County Sheriff's Office, Turner Fire District, Jefferson Fire District, and ODOT. Enchanted Way SE was closed for about two hours with traffic diverted.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Mon, 04 Aug 2014 12:33:54 PDT <![CDATA[Preliminary Information: Minor Injury Chip Truck Crash into Slough off Highway 101 near Coos Bay (Photo)]]>
Preliminary information indicates on August 4, 2014 at approximately 10:48 a.m., a report was received of a commercial truck crash along Highway 101 near Shinglehouse Road about two miles north of the Highway 42 junction. A truck pulling a trailer loaded with wood chips was northbound when it traveled off the highway between the north and southbound lanes. The truck came to rest in the slough and the trailer broke apart spilling wood chips in the water and on the bank.

The 43-year old male driver received minor injuries. He is being taken by his employer to a local hospital for a medical examination.

Approximately 100 feet of guardrail was damaged in the crash. ODOT personnel are on scene accessing damage and assisting with traffic control. Traffic updates available on TripCheck.com.

An estimated 100 gallons of diesel has spilled into the water. DEQ, Oregon Emergency Response System (OERS), US Coast Guard and a hazardous material response team have been notified for response.

OSP is also assisted at the scene by Coos County Sheriff's Office and a local tow company to remove the vehicles.

No other information for release.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Mon, 04 Aug 2014 09:10:53 PDT <![CDATA[Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 211 north of Colton in Clackamas County (Photo)]]>
On August 3, 2014 at approximately 4:56 p.m., a 2006 Subaru Legacy driven by ALICE M. SCHWEITZER, age 81, from Boring, was traveling northbound on Highway 211 near milepost 26 when it went off the highway, onto a grassy embankment and then flipped onto its top. Both occupants were extricated by responding firefighters from Estacada and Colton.

ALICE SCHWEITZER was transported by AMR ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Passenger/husband DONALD SCHWEITZER, age 86, was transported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center where he later died. Both were using safety restraints.

OSP troopers from the Portland Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Driver fatigued is identified as a contributing factor. Trooper Cameron Bailey is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Colton Rural Fire District #70, Estacada Rural Fire District #69, Molalla Rural Fire Protection District #73 ambulance, and AMR ambulance.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Sun, 03 Aug 2014 15:38:20 PDT <![CDATA[Correction: Fatal Traffic Crash - Interstate 5 at Myrtle Creek in Douglas County]]>
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into an early Sunday morning single vehicle fatal traffic crash that resulted in the death of a 22-year old Myrtle Creek man at the southbound off-ramp from Interstate 5 about two miles north of Myrtle Creek. The victim's name is released in this update.

According to Sergeant Matt Bowersox, on August 3, 2014 at approximately 3:45 a.m., a 1993 Acura Integra operated by JOSEPH ROBERT MARTIN, age 22, from Myrtle Creek, was southbound on Interstate 5 at a high rate of speed when it struck the guardrail attenuator at exit 110. The vehicle split apart on impact and the operator was ejected.

Myrtle Creek Police Department was first on scene and found MARTIN deceased. The victim was not using safety restraints.

OSP troopers from the Roseburg Area Command office are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash. Senior Trooper Mark Moore is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Myrtle Creek Police Department and Douglas County Fire District #2.

No photographs for release.

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Sun, 03 Aug 2014 10:13:32 PDT <![CDATA[Rogue River Man Arrested For Burglary After Entering Occupied Home (Photo)]]>
On August 2, 2014 at approximately 5:04 p.m., OSP Southern Command Center dispatch received a report of an unknown man on property in the 5100 block of Averill Drive between Grants Pass and Rogue River. The man reportedly entered a vehicle on the property and then broke into the residence occupied by adults and juveniles. While inside, the man, who the owner said they didn't know, was acting erratically and throwing items.

As an OSP trooper arrived on scene, the man, identified as BRIAN WHITTON, age 47, from Rogue River, fled the residence toward a river and was taken into custody about 5:30 p.m.

WHITTON was transported to the Josephine County jail, but while enroute he attempted to kick the OSP patrol car windows out before being restrained further by officers. He was lodged in the jail for Burglary in the First Degree and Probation Violation, after his probation officer authorized a detainer hold to keep him in custody at the jail.

Photograph - Josephine County Sheriff's Office

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Sat, 02 Aug 2014 23:21:43 PDT <![CDATA[Highway 97 South of Klamath Falls Closed Due to Wildfire in northern California]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:49:05 PDT <![CDATA[OSP Arrests Halsey Woman in Connection with December 2013 Injury Traffic Crash on Highway 228 in Linn County (Photo)]]>
On August 1, 2014 at approximately 4:36 p.m., OSP arrested RHONDA K. HORNER, age 61, from Halsey, for Assault in the Third Degree. A warrant had been issued for her arrest after a Linn County Grant Jury indicted her on the charge in July. She was lodged in the Linn County Jail.

On December 2, 2013 at approximately 6:54 p.m., a 2006 Honda Accord four-door driven by HORNER was westbound on Highway 228 near milepost 8 when it crossed the centerline and collided head-on with an eastbound 2005 Chevrolet sport utility vehicle driven by a 46-year old man from Crawfordsville.

BRADY was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

HORNER was extricated by firefighters and transported by air ambulance to Sacred Heart Regional Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries.

No other information for release by OSP.

Crash scene photographs - Oregon State Police

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Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:28:27 PDT <![CDATA[Mother & Daughter Join OSP Bend Fish & Wildlife Trooper For Presentation of Department's Lifesaving Award (Photo)]]>
On August 1, 2014, Major Travis Hampton presented the "Harold R. Berg Lifesaving Award" to Trooper Travis Ring at the Bend Area Command office. In attendance for the presentation was the mother and child saved following the February 2014 traffic crash. The lifesaving award is presented to OSP employees who distinguish themselves by performing or reacting to a situation in a positive and professional manner which saves, or reduces the risk of loss of life of another person; and, where a strong possibility existed that if such action wasn't taken, loss of life or serious injury would have resulted.

On February 21, 2014 at approximately 5:10 p.m., OSP Trooper Travis Ring witnessed a two-vehicle injury traffic crash at the intersection of Highway 20 and Ward Road east of Bend. A fire was immediately visible starting in the engine compartment of a vehicle occupied by SHANNON JACKMAN, age 50, from Bend, and her 6-year old daughter, KENDALL.

As the fire grew in intensity, Trooper Ring, with the assistance of Oregon National Guard Staff Sergeant Joshua Mosley, broke out a window. Ring and Mosley removed the woman and the child before the fire spread into the passenger compartment prior to Bend firefighters arrival. Both were taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

During the frightening scenario, Ring exhibited extraordinary leadership and courage that helped the woman and child be confident that they would be rescued. Afterward, SHANNON JACKMAN told OSP that the smoke was suffocating and her daughter was screaming at her, telling her not to die when she overheard the trooper say he would take care of them. She said that without their help, she would not have been able to get out of the car.

Captain Jeff Samuels, director of the OSP Fish & Wildlife Division, praised the trooper for his professionalism and calm in the face of danger.

"Trooper Ring took control of a life-threatening situation, provided clear direction to assisting citizens and was a calming reassurance to the mother and her daughter while rescuing them from their burning vehicle. He is a dedicated member of the Fish & Wildlife Division who is not only responsible for protecting our natural resources, but, like all of our troopers, he is devoted to serving the public and protecting lives. I am very proud of him and admire his lifesaving actions," said Samuels.

Trooper Ring, age 36, joined OSP on May 1, 2006, with an initial assignment to the Fish & Wildlife Division at the Arlington office. In September 2009, he transferred to the Bend Area Command office.

The "Harold R. Berg Lifesaving Award" is named after Lieutenant Harold R. Berg who died May 10, 1975. Berg, while off duty at a family outing near Tillamook, was contacted by a citizen who informed him that a boy scout was missing at Cape Lookout State Park. While attempting to search a cave near the water's edge, he was washed out to sea. (http://www.oregon.gov/osp/pages/harold_berg.aspx)

Photograph - Oregon State Police
(Left to right: Shannon Jackman, Kendall, & Trooper Ring)

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Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:43:51 PDT <![CDATA[OSP Arrests Eugene Man on Charges Including Sex Abuse and Delivering Marijuana to a Minor (Photo)]]>
On July 31, 2014, an OSP detective received information from the victim that MELVIN "BUD" RICHARD STOUT JR, age 55, from Eugene, provided marijuana and alcohol for her consumption on more than one occasion, including at a party in June 2014 in the Crow-area. Subsequent investigation led to confirmation of the allegations including that STOUT exchanged sexually explicit photographs with the victim and sexually abused her the night of the June 2014 party.

STOUT was arrested July 31st at his Eugene home. He was later lodged in the Lane County Jail on the following charges:

* Sex Abuse in the First Degree
* Online Sexual Corruption in the First Degree
* Endangering the Welfare of a Minor
* Unlawful Delivery of a Controlled Substance - Marijuana to a Minor

STOUT is a registered sex offender in Oregon based upon a 1996 conviction for Sex Abuse in the First Degree. He did not qualify for notification as a predatory sex offender and was in compliance with his annual registration requirement.

OSP is asking to hear from any possible other victims or witnesses with information related to this investigation. If you have additional information, please contact Detective Eli Chambers at (541) 726-2536 ext. 221.

Photograph - Lane County Sheriff's Office

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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:47:55 PDT <![CDATA[Update #4: Added Info & Photo - Searchers Find Missing 18-Yr Old Alive in Northern Lake County (Photo)]]>
Updated information from Sheriff McDonald related to the search:

* Lake County Sheriff's Office was notified Wednesday, July 30, at 10:45 a.m. that Kevin Mulert was missing. The sheriff's office immediately started gathering resources and personnel. Two helicopters, one from the Oregon National Guard and one from Emergency Air Lift out of Klamath Falls, were searching the area by air at about 2:30 p.m. Personnel and resources began arriving on the ground about 3:00 p.m.

* Searchers looked for Mulert until about 12:30 a.m. and then started again Thursday at daylight.

* Approximately 30 search and rescue personnel from Lake County, Deschutes County, and Klamath County were involved in Thursday's search. Personnel and resources provided by Jackson County Sheriff's Office were about 15 minutes from the search area when Mulert was found.

* Sheriff McDonald identified the three searchers who found Mulert as Norma Angelee, Deanie Sheridan, and Dennis Sheridan (photograph provided with release). They are members of the Lake County Sheriff's Office Search & Rescue team.

According to the Lake County Sheriff's Office website, the search and rescue team is comprised of citizen volunteers, who often providing their own equipment, that provide search and rescue services for the Sheriff's Office. Many members maintain their own specialty including aircraft operation and air scent dogs. During recent years, in addition to traditional searches for missing persons, SAR has been used for deceased recovery, crime scene search, and mutual aid with adjoining and nearby counties.

An Oregon State Police (OSP) detective is enroute to the hospital to conduct a follow up interview.

Photograph of searchers - Source: Lake County Sheriff's Office
(Left to right: Norma Angelee, Deanie Sheridan, & Dennis Sheridan)

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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:54:19 PDT <![CDATA[Update: Driver Cited For DUII After Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 199 north of Cave Junction (Photo)]]>
On July 30, 2014 at approximately 4:39 p.m., A Chevrolet pickup driven by ROSE SALLEE, age 51, from Grants Pass, was traveling on Highway 199 near milepost 23 when it traveled off the highway and struck a tree. SALLEE was extricated by Illinois Valley Fire District firefighters and then transported by Mercy Flights air ambulance to Rogue Regional Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Initial investigation led OSP to cite SALLEE for DUII. Recruit Trooper Doug Krell is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Illinois Valley Fire District, AMR Ambulance, Mercy Flights, and ODOT.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:01:41 PDT <![CDATA[Update #3: Searchers Find Missing 18-Year Old Alive in Northern Lake County]]>
More information will be provided later today when available.

Lake County Sheriff's Office extends their thanks to all the search & rescue personnel, resources and partner agencies providing assistance during the search.

His family and camp program staff have been notified.

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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:41:19 PDT <![CDATA[Update #2: Names & Added Photo - Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 26 near Brightwood in Clackamas County (Photo)]]>
Updated information indicates on July 30, 2014 at approximately 3:35 p.m., a 1994 Ford pickup driven by TREVOR E. HUGHES, age 26, from Rhododendron, was traveling eastbound on Highway 26 near milepost 39 when it traveled across the center turn lane and into the westbound lanes. The pickup collided head-on with a 2004 Subaru Legacy station wagon that was traveling in the right westbound lane. After impact, the pickup rolled before coming to rest on its side.

The Subaru's driver, JOHN M. FLETCHER, age 18, from Battleground, Washington, was extricated and transported by LifeFlight to Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) with critical injuries. He was using safety restraints and the car's airbags deployed.

HUGHES was transported by ground ambulance to OHSU where he was treated and released for minor injuries. He was using safety restraints.

OSP troopers and detectives from the Portland Area Command office are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash with the assistance of the Clackamas County District Attorney's Office. Senior Trooper Dan Swift is the lead investigator.

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

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:07:44 PDT <![CDATA[Update: Lake County Sheriff's Office Coordinating Search For Missing 18-Year Old Male From Wilderness Program in Northern Lake County (Photo)]]>
MULERT was reported missing Wednesday, July 30, 2014, from a therapeutic wilderness program after program staff members discovered him missing about 8:00 a.m. from the program's camp site about six miles south of Frederick Butte. The location is in northern Lake County, a remote area about 20 miles south of Highway 20 and the community of Hampton.

An update this morning from Lake County Sheriff Phil McDonald regarding today's search effort:

* Approximately 30 searchers from search & rescue teams out of Lake, Deschutes, and Klamath counties are at the site focusing on a 5-mile area around the program's camp site.
* Search teams on the ground include personnel on horses, ATVs, motor vehicles and on foot. A search canine is also expected to join searchers again today.
* Air resources, fixed wing and helicopter, from the Civil Air Patrol and Oregon National Guard will search from the air.
* The California Oregon Oregon Regional Search & Rescue Task Force (CORSAR) has been contacted for additional resources when needed. This group includes personnel from Jackson County, Douglas County, Josephine County, Klamath County, Curry County, Coos County, Oregon State Police, Siskiyou County, Del Norte County, Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service, Brim Aviation, Crater Lake National Park Service, American Red Cross, and Civil Air Patrol. The CORSAR team provides trained search and rescue personnel, search management, and other related resources to federal, state, and local authorities to further safeguard and save lives.

According to Sheriff McDonald, temperatures again today are expected to be in the mid to upper 90s with the potential for thunderstorms.

MULERT is described as a biracial male, 5"11, 200 lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes. He may have been wearing glasses and was believed to be wearing a red fleece jacket, khaki shorts, and socks. He was not wearing shoes and walked away undetected from the camp during the early morning hours.

Anyone traveling in the area that sees someone matching his description should immediately call 9-1-1 or OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at (541) 776-6111.

Please note that Sheriff McDonald is not available for media contact while coordinating the search. At his request, updates will be provided in news releases and Twitter (@ORStatePolice) distributed by Oregon State Police. Media and the public can periodically check for news release updates at:
http://www.oregon.gov/osp/NEWSRL/pages/news_releases.aspx

Sheriff McDonald has provided 3 photographs of the area where searchers are working today. These photos, along with 2 photographs of Kevin Mulert and an map of the general search area are a provided in links with this release.

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:50:01 PDT <![CDATA[OSP Investigating Alleged Assault on Security Officer at Rogue Community College]]>
On July 29, 2014 at approximately 10:14 p.m., OSP Southern Command Center dispatch received information of shots heard near the soccer field at Rogue Community College Grants Pass campus grounds. About seven minutes later, OSP received another report of an alleged assault to a female security guard at the college.

At approximately 10:36 p.m., two OSP troopers and medical personnel responded to the college. A trooper contacted security guard VENISE HOLLINSHEAD, age 37, who works for Tac-One Security. HOLLINSHEAD said she was standing outside when an unknown male approached her from behind and struck her in the head. To protect herself, she initially tried to pepper spray the alleged assailant who grabbed at her gun in a holster. During the struggle for the gun, a round was discharged before the suspect fled on foot toward the track field into a wooded area. HOLLINSHEAD said she fired two rounds from her handgun as the suspect was fleeing.

HOLLINSHEAD described the suspect as a 6-foot tall male wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and dark clothing. She was transported by AMR ambulance to Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass for treatment of minor cuts and scrapes.

Troopers searched the area without finding any persons of interest.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at (541) 776-6111. Lead investigator is Trooper Brendan Quirke.

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:00:34 PDT <![CDATA[Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 26 west of Manning in Washington County (Photo)]]>
On July 29, 2014 at approximately 9:25 a.m., a 2012 Buick sport utility vehicle driven by an 83-year old female was traveling eastbound on Highway 26 near milepost 36 when it went off the south side of the highway and about 75 feet down an embankment.

Firefighters extricated the driver and her 87-year old husband/passenger, both from Nehalem. Both were transported to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

OSP was assisted by Washington County Sheriff's Office, local fire and medical responders, and ODOT. Trooper Darin Ladick is the lead investigator.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:22:14 PDT <![CDATA[Driver Cited For DUII After Injury Crossover Crash - Interstate 5 in Medford (Photo)]]>
On July 28, 2014 at approximately 8:17 p.m., a Chevrolet Tahoe driven by ROBERT PILAND, age 45, from White City, was northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 30 when it traveled over the center median into the southbound lanes. The driver of a southbound commercial truck attempted to stop but couldn't avoid the Tahoe before both were involved in a head-on collision.

PILAND was extricated by responding fire personnel and transported by ambulance to Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Subsequent to the initial investigation, he was cited by OSP for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants.

The truck's driver, ERIC PORTER, age 43, from Oakdale, was not injured.

OSP troopers from the Central Point Area Command office were assisted by Medford-area police, fire and medical responders, and ODOT. The southbound lanes were restricted to one lane of travel for about two hours. Trooper Damion Hillyer is the lead investigator.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:30:44 PDT <![CDATA[Update #2: Fatal Traffic Crash - Interstate 84 west of Baker City (Photo)]]>
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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Saturday night's single vehicle fatal traffic crash that occurred along Interstate 84 west of Baker City in Baker County. The crash resulted in the death of an adult female and serious injury to three other adults.

According to Sergeant Kyle Hove, on July 26, 2014 at approximately 10:38 p.m., a 2010 Ford F350 pickup driven by TODD B. PRATT, age 30, from Blackfoot, Idaho, was traveling eastbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 294 when it traveled off the freeway lanes into the median. The pickup and 2001 Xtreme camper trailer rolled into the median where both vehicles came to rest.

The vehicle's four occupants, all from Idaho, were seriously injured. TODD PRATT and rear passenger JOE L. PRATT, age 61, from Blackfoot, Idaho, were transported by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. Right front passenger AUSTIN B. PARKER, age 23, from Pocatello, Idaho, and rear passenger TANDA KAY PRATT, age 60, from Blackfoot, Idaho, were transported by ground ambulance to St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Baker City. TANDA PRATT was later pronounced deceased at the hospital.

OSP troopers from the La Grande Area Command office, with the assistance of OSP Baker City troopers, are continuing the investigation. Recruit Trooper Tim Schuette is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Baker County Sheriff's Office, Baker City Police Department, Baker City Fire Department, Baker Rural Fire/Rescue, Haines Fire Protection District, LifeFlight, and ODOT.

The westbound lanes were closed temporarily for emergency ground and air transported response.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:31:46 PDT <![CDATA[Update: Victim Identified, Photos - Driver Arrested for Allegedly Causing Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 6 in Tillamook County (Photo)]]>
On July 27, 2014 at approximately 4:00 p.m., a 2001 Chrysler Sebring driven by RUSSEL JOHN FALOTICO, age 56, from Beaverton, was eastbound on Highway 6 near milepost 27 when a 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe sport utility vehicle attempted to pass the Chrysler in a no passing zone. A witness traveling westbound said the Hyundai attempted to move back into the eastbound lane to avoid a collision with an oncoming vehicle, forcing the Chrysler off the roadway into a gravel pullout. The Chrysler's driver lost control, slid into the westbound lane and collided with a westbound 2004 Jeep Wrangler driven by SHILO MARIE WALTERS, age 36, from Newberg.

The Hyundai continued eastbound from the scene without stopping.

Upon arrival of emergency responders, the Chrysler's driver was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The passenger in the Jeep Wrangler identified as RICHARD R. WALTERS, age 43, from Newberg, was transported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with serious, non-life threatening injuries. SHILO WALTERS was transported by ground ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Investigators received information from witnesses at the scene that prior to the crash the operators of the Chrysler and Hyundai were involved in "road rage" behavior. This information led OSP to request law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for the Hyundai.

At approximately 5:04 p.m., information from Washington County Sheriff's Office and Beaverton Police Department led to the driver being stopped by Beaverton police eastbound on Highway 26 near Cedar Hills Boulevard. An OSP trooper responded from the crash scene as part of the ongoing investigation and subsequently arrested the Hyundai's driver, TRISHA JO HOMAN, age 45, from Portland, on the following charges:

* Criminally Negligent Homicide
* Assault in the Third Degree
* Reckless Driving
* Recklessly Endangering Another Person
* Felony Hit & Run

The trooper transported HOMAN to Tillamook County Jail where she was lodged on the charges. According to jail staff, she posted bail and was released to appear at a date and time to be set.

OSP troopers from the Tillamook office are continuing the investigation. Trooper Sarah Reding is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene and during the initial investigation by Tillamook County Sheriff's Office, Tillamook Regional Medical Center Ambulance, Tillamook Fire Department, Department of Forestry, Washington County Sheriff's Office, Beaverton Police Department, and ODOT. The highway was closed approximately 4 hours.

Homan Photograph - Tillamook County Sheriff's Office
Crash Scene Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:40:40 PDT <![CDATA[Preliminary Information: Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 6 east of Lees Camp in Tillamook County]]>
Preliminary information indicates on July 27, 2014 at approximately 4:19 p.m., a report was received of a two-vehicle head-on crash with injuries on Highway 6 near milepost 27. When emergency responders arrived, they confirmed one person was deceased and others were injured. Two people reportedly have been transported by air ambulance to an unknown hospital with serious injuries.

The highway will be closed for several hours for the investigation into the cause of the crash. ODOT is responding with personnel and traffic updates can be monitored on ODOT's website TripCheck.com.

Information will be released later tonight when available. No photographs for release.

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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 07:11:26 PDT <![CDATA[Non-Injury Crash & Fire - Highway 101 north of Gearhart (Photo)]]>
According to Trooper Andrew Morgan, on July 26, 2014 at approximately 4:39 p.m., a Jeep Cherokee was traveling southbound on Highway 101 at Cullaby Lake Lane when its driver, ROYAL G. NEBEKER, age 69, from Gearhart, fell asleep. The Jeep crossed the highway and struck a utility pole, breaking the utility pole and causing lines to fall. A fire started near the vehicle and spread to a few surrounding acres until responding firefighters extinguished the fire. The highway was partially closed for emergency response and fully opened about 5:15 p.m.

NEBEKER was not injured.

Pacific Power was notified and the vehicle left at the scene until repairs could be made.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:16:12 PDT <![CDATA[Update: Serious Injury Motorcycle-Involved Traffic Crash - Highway 30 west end of The Dalles (Photo)]]>
According to Senior Trooper Scott Rector, on July 26, 2014 at approximately 7:17 a.m., a motorcycle operated by LARRY M. DEW, age 57, was eastbound on Highway 30 near Division Street when it collided into the front of an International bus driven by PATRICK PRESTON, age 55, from The Dalles. The bus was turning left from Highway 30 into a gas station/convenience store lot when the collision occurred.

DEW was seriously injured and transported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center where he is in critical condition. His motorcycle is registered in Colorado but he reportedly may be currently living in Wisconsin. He was wearing a protective helmet.

PRESTON was not injured. The bus belongs to Oregon Child Development Coalition and had no passengers.

OSP troopers from The Dalles Area Command office are continuing the investigation. No citations have been issued at this time.

OSP was assisted at the scene by The Dalles City Police Police Department and Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:50:33 PDT <![CDATA[Update: Name & Photo Released - Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 126W east of Mapleton in Lane County (Photo)]]>
On July 26, 2014, at approximately 3:09 a.m., a Ford Escape driven by RAYMOND H. MOSLEY, age 68, from Florence, was traveling westbound on Highway 126W near milepost 22. For an unknown reason, the vehicle left the roadway across the eastbound lane and crashed head-on into a tree. The tree broke at the middle and landed in the highway, blocking the eastbound lane.

Emergency crews arrived and declared the MOSLEY deceased at the scene.

OSP troopers from the Springfield Area Command office are continuing the investigation.

The eastbound lane was blocked approximately 4 hours while emergency personnel were on scene. OSP was assisted by the Lane Fire Authority and ODOT.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:24:32 PDT <![CDATA[Update: Name Released - Fatal Motorcycle Crash - Interstate 5 in Salem]]>
On July 25, 2014 at approximately 10:07 p.m., an OSP trooper patrolling on Interstate 5 near milepost 261 witnessed the operator of a 2009 Harley Davidson lose control while passing other vehicles at an estimated 90 - 95 mph in the northbound lanes. The operator was ejected from the motorcycle as it crashed in the center northbound lane.

The trooper initiated emergency medical care and CPR at the scene until paramedics arrived. DAVID LEARY SCHNELLER, age 53, from Tualatin, was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was wearing a protective helmet.

OSP troopers from Salem, Albany, and Springfield were involved with the investigation at the scene.

OSP was assisted by Marion County Sheriff's Office, Salem Fire Department, and ODOT. The left and center northbound lanes were closed about five hours during incident response and investigation.

No photographs available for this release.

According to ODOT statistics, motorcycle-involved fatalities are up 44% this year in comparison to the same period last year. A recent news release regarding motorcycle safety was provided with reminders and tips for everyone traveling on our roads:
http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/COMM/Pages/nr14062401.aspx

OSP joins ODOT in urging all travelers to stay focused on safety and Drive Safely to Save Lives.

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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 08:10:39 PDT <![CDATA[Driver Arrested After Offering OSP Trooper Money to Tear Up Traffic Citation - Highway 101 south of Tillamook]]>
On July 25, 2014 at approximately 2:19 p.m., an OSP trooper stopped a Mitsubishi Lancer passenger car displaying Oregon license plates on Highway 101 near milepost 79 after observing it pass another vehicle in a no passing zone marked with double solid center lines. The trooper contacted the driver identified as AUSTEN CORNO, age 20, from Milwaukie.

Subsequent to the initial contact with CORNO, the trooper returned to the patrol car and completed a citation for Passing in a No Passing Zone, a traffic violation with a listed fine of $260 on the citation.

When the trooper returned and explained the citation to CORNO and how to contact the court, CORNO allegedly displayed a large amount of cash and offered the trooper $360 to tear the citation up.

The trooper arrested CORNO for Bribe Giving (ORS 162.015), a class B felony. According to the statute, "a person commits bribe giving if the person offers, confers or agrees to confer any pecuniary benefit upon a public servant with the intent to influence the public servants vote, opinion, judgment, action, decision or exercise of discretion in an official capacity."

CORNO was transported to the Tillamook County Jail.

No photographs available for this release.

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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 06:49:34 PDT <![CDATA[Update #2: Victim's Name & Added Photo - Fatal Traffic Crash - Interstate 5 northbound south of Wilsonville (Photo)]]>
Updated information indicates on July 25, 2014 at approximately 11:55 a.m., a 1993 Buick Regal four-door driven by EMUEL JAMES SMOTHERS, age 48, from Dallas, Oregon, was northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 281 in the far right lane. For an unknown reason, the car traveled off the right shoulder, through grass for about 200 feet and then collided head-on into a tree. The car's interior caught fire and was eventually extinguished by firefighters from Aurora Rural Fire Protection District.

SMOTHERS was deceased at the scene. Investigators believe he was using safety restraints.

OSP troopers and collision reconstructionists from the Portland Area Command office are investigating. ODOT assisted with traffic. Trooper Mac Marshall is the lead investigator.

Any witnesses to the cause of the crash who have not spoken to investigating troopers are asked to call OSP Northern Command Center dispatch at 800-452-7888.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:13:18 PDT <![CDATA[Update #3: Victim ID - Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 30 east of Astoria in Clatsop County (Photo)]]>
According to Sergeant Dennis Thomas, on July 25, 2014 at approximately 6:49 a.m., a report was received of a serious injury crash involving two vehicles on Highway 30 near Liberty Lane.

Initial investigation indicates a 1999 Toyota Tacoma pickup driven by MICHELLE LYNN FLETCHER, age 38, from Longview, Washington, was westbound near milepost 94 when it crossed the double solid centerline and sideswiped an eastbound 1993 Ford pickup with two occupants.

The westbound vehicle had three occupants. FLETCHER was seriously injured and extricated by firefighters. She was taken by LifeFlight from Columbia Memorial Hospital to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and is in critical condition. Right front passenger ARTHUR ROMINE JR, age 51, from Warrenton, was not injured. Both were using safety restraint and the pickup's airbags deployed.

The pickup's left rear passenger, BRYCE WILLIAM SARANPAA, age 43, from Warrenton, was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was not using safety restraints.

The Ford's driver, DANIEL BECERRA CAMPOS, age 33, from Seaside, received non-life threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria. Right front passenger SAMUEL BECERRA VELASQUEZ, age 28, from Seaside, was not injured. Both were using safety restraints.

OSP troopers from the Astoria Area Command office are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash. OSP was assisted at the scene by Astoria Police Department, Clatsop County Sheriff's Office, Astoria Fire Department, and ODOT.

One lane was opened to traffic at approximately 10:10 a.m. The other lane was opened before noon.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:55:07 PDT <![CDATA[Fatal Pedestrian-Involved Traffic Crash - Highway 26 north of Madras in Jefferson County]]>
On July 24, 2014 at approximately 9:12 p.m., a 2004 Saturn passenger car driven by ROBERT C. TOWLER, age 78, from Madras, was westbound on Highway 26 near milepost 114 when it encountered a man walking in the darkness in the traffic lane. TOWLER attempted to avoid the man but his car struck him.

The pedestrian, identified as MICHAEL D. THOMPSON, age 52, from Madras, was transported by ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Madras where he died after arrival.

TOWLER was not injured.

OSP troopers from the Bend and Madras offices are continuing the investigation. Trooper Derreck Ellena is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Jefferson County Fire District #1, and ODOT.

No photographs for release.

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:22:21 PDT <![CDATA[Minor Injury Traffic Crash Involving Colton Fire Chief - Highway 211 west of Molalla (Photo)]]>
On July 24, 2014 at approximately 10:15 p.m., Colton Fire Chief Richard Beaudoin, age 49, was traveling southbound on Highway 211 near milepost 6 in the department's marked 1990 GMC Yukon when he reportedly took evasive action to avoid an unidentified passenger car coming into his traffic lane in the opposite direction. Chief Beaudoin drove onto the shoulder, lost control and crashed into the embankment on the east side of the highway facing northbound in the southbound lane.

Chief Beaudoin wasn't able to move his vehicle due to damage and got outside about the same time a southbound 1998 Honda Accord with two occupants crested a hill and crashed into the front of the GMC Yukon.

Chief Beaudoin was taken by ambulance to a local hospital where he was treated and released for minor injuries. He was using safety restraints and his vehicle's airbags deployed.

The car's 54-year old male driver, DANIEL SCHROCK, age 54, from Harrisburg, and an adult male passenger were not injured.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and Monitor Rural Fire Protection District.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:37:31 PDT <![CDATA[OSP Announces New Area Command for the Oregon State University Campus Office (Photo)]]>
Lieutenant Bloom, age 42, joined OSP in 2004, initially being assigned at the Coos Bay Area Command office. In 2006, Bloom transferred to the Roseburg Area Command office where she worked in both Patrol and Criminal division assignments. In 2010, she was promoted to sergeant in the Criminal Investigations Division at the Roseburg office until transferring two years later to an inspector position in the Office of Professional Standards at OSP General Headquarters in Salem.

OSP provides uniformed officers who are responsible for law enforcement, criminal investigations, traffic enforcement, bicycle enforcement, accident response, crowd control, and crime prevention on the OSU campus. OSP and the OSU Department of Public Safety work in partnership to provide a safe campus for students, faculty, staff, and visitors of Oregon State University; to facilitate the educational, research and community service goals; and to provide these services with the highest standards of professionalism.

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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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:01:25 PDT <![CDATA[Alert Benton County Deputy Finds Injured Missing Elderly Waldport Man's Crashed Car Down Embankment Off Highway 34 near Alsea (Photo)]]>
On July 24, 2014 at approximately 10:44 a.m., Benton County Deputy Chris Dale was patrolling along Highway 34 near milepost 51 checking for signs of a vehicle belonging to a missing elderly Waldport man. On July 23, BCSO, OSP and area law enforcement agencies received a report that the vehicle belonged to a reported missing/endangered man named JON W. CULTON, age 80, from Waldport.

Deputy Dale was checking a curvy section of the highway near Botkin Road. He stopped and got out to look off the eastbound shoulder where he spotted a vehicle not visible to highway travelers approximately 90 feet down an embankment with a person inside. Upon calling out to the person inside, the occupant responded he was OK but thirsty. The deputy confirmed the car matched the description of CULTON's missing 1998 Toyota Camry four-door that had rolled down the embankment and landed on its roof in a shallow creek.

OSP and firefighters from Corvallis and Philomath fire departments joined BCSO at the scene. Firefighters went down the embankment, removed CULTON from the vehicle, and brought him back up in a basket to the road. CULTON was transported by ground ambulance to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center for treatment of a non-life threatening chest injury.

CULTON told investigating OSP Senior Trooper Nathan House that he crashed yesterday while enroute from Yachats to Corvallis for a doctor's appointment. He said he attempted to use his cell phone but couldn't get a signal. Trapped in his car, he used the floor mats to keep him warm during the night until he was found this morning and rescued.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:43:12 PDT <![CDATA[OSP Portland Trooper Receives Department's Lifesaving Award For Stopping I-5 Boone Bridge Jumper (Photo)]]>
On July 24, 2014, Captain Andy Heider presented the "Harold R. Berg Lifesaving Award" to Trooper Jamison Goetz at the Portland Area Command office. The lifesaving award is presented to OSP employees who distinguish themselves by performing or reacting to a situation in a positive and professional manner which saves, or reduces the risk of loss of life of another person; and, where a strong possibility existed that if such action wasn't taken, loss of life or serious injury would have resulted.

On the afternoon of February 16, 2014, Trooper Goetz responded to a call of a woman dancing in and out of traffic on the southbound side of Interstate 5 at Boone Bridge near Wilsonville. Upon his arrival, the woman then sat on the guardrail with her feet dangling off the side of the bridge approximately 75 feet above the Willamette River.

Believing his presence may escalate the woman's behavior, Goetz stayed in his patrol car and spoke to the woman through the PA system's outside speaker, asking her to come off the guardrail and back onto the highway. While communicating with the woman, Goetz also coordinated response of additional police resources, stopped southbound traffic on the freeway, and kept others from approaching the woman.

The woman eventually got off the guardrail and back onto the roadway, where she sprinted across the southbound lanes toward the northbound lanes where traffic was still moving. Goetz ran after the woman, jumped the center concrete barrier and tackled her as she was approaching the fog line and guardrail on the east side of the bridge. With the help of two other troopers, they took the woman into custody. She was determined to be in an excited state of mind due to methamphetamine use and later told OSP she was trying to "fly". Goetz received minor scrapes and bruises.

"It is apparent that Trooper Goetz placed himself in harm's way to make sure somebody he didn't know who needed medical and psychological help, was stopped before she could jump to almost certain death from the bridge," said Superintendent Richard Evans.

Trooper Goetz, age 38, joined OSP January 2009 and is currently assigned in the Patrol Services Division at the Portland Area Command office. Prior to working for OSP, Goetz worked 9 years for the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

The "Harold R. Berg Lifesaving Award" is named after Lieutenant Harold R. Berg who died May 10, 1975. While off duty at a family outing near Tillamook, Berg was contacted by a citizen who informed him that a boy scout was missing at Cape Lookout State Park. While attempting to search a cave near the water's edge, he was washed out to sea.

(Photo: Left to right: Trooper Goetz & Captain Heider)

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:23:43 PDT <![CDATA[Death Investigation: Road Construction Worker Dies at Work Site - Interstate 84 west of Boardman in Morrow County]]>
Preliminary information indicates on July 23, 2014 at approximately 11:12 p.m., OSP, Morrow County Sheriff's Office, Boardman Police Department, Boardman Fire Department, and Boardman Ambulance were dispatched to a reported highway construction work site accident in the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 near milepost 158. Upon arrival, emergency responders found an adult male fatally injured.

The deceased male victim, identified as GLEN WARREN McCOY, age 64, from Sparks, Nevada, was a member of a construction company (Diversified Concrete Cutting out of Sparks, Nevada) contracted with ODOT to install rumble strips at a paving project site. He was working outside of a 1999 Dodge pickup operated by another employee when the pickup, which had a piece of equipment in tow, began to slowly move forward and he was run over by the rear dual tires.

One westbound lane was closed during the investigation. ODOT responded to the scene to assist with the investigation and traffic control.

Oregon OSHA was notified.

No photographs for release.

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:48:57 PDT <![CDATA[Update: Investigation into ODOT Employee Death During Work Project - Highway 320 near Echo]]>
According to Lieutenant Mike Turner, on July 22, 2014 at approximately 1:15 p.m., Donald Kendall, age 54, was part of an ODOT maintenance crews working at a chip seal paving operation work site on OR Highway 320 near milepost 35. Kendall was standing behind an ODOT dump truck operated by another ODOT employee when it began to slowly back up, struck Kendall and ran over him.

After their fellow crew member was run over, ODOT employees immediately began providing numerous lifesaving efforts until relieved by emergency responders.

Additional interviews are pending. No other information for release at this time.

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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:46:48 PDT <![CDATA[Update #2: Investigation into Officer-Involved Shooting in Reedsport]]>
The man shot by law enforcement is identified as GLENN RAY GLANCEY, age 71, from Reedsport. GLANCEY was a resident in the mobile home park where the shooting occurred. He died from injuries related to the shooting on July 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Previously released information indicated on July 17, 2014 at approximately 12:30 p.m., four law enforcement officers (two from Reedsport Police Department and two from Douglas County Sheriff's Office) responded to a reported verbal and physical disturbance at a mobile home park located at 1000 N. Eighth Street in Reedsport.

After arrival, the officers were confronted by an adult male suspect, identified as GLANCEY, armed with a handgun. Shots were exchanged between the man and law enforcement. The suspect was shot at least once and taken to Lower Umpqua Hospital for initial treatment.

The names of the involved officers are still withheld. No officers were injured during the incident.

Both deputies from Douglas County Sheriff's Office and one Reedsport police officer are on paid administrative leave at this time, which is standard protocol during officer-involved shooting investigations.

The Douglas County Major Crimes Team is represented by investigators from OSP, DCSO, Reedsport Police Department, and Roseburg Police Department. The Douglas County District Attorney's Office is assisting the Major Crimes Team.

Officer-involved shooting investigations can be complex and take several weeks to complete and present to the District Attorney's office for review. To provide educational outreach to local communities, a video was produced by the Lane County District Attorney office with the assistance of law enforcement and national and regional experts. The 17-minute video provides important details regarding officer-involved shootings and the process used to investigate them. The video may provide useful background for reporters and the public, and it can be viewed via this link: http://bit.ly/q0V69v

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:37:20 PDT <![CDATA[Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 30 west of Rainier in Columbia County (Photo)]]>
On July 23, 2014 at approximately 4:00 p.m., a 2013 Toyota Corolla was parked on the westbound shoulder of Highway 30 near milepost 52 when it attempted to make a u-turn and pulled into the path of a westbound commercial truck pulling a semi-trailer. The truck's driver tried braking but was unable to avoid a collision. The truck collided into the Toyota's driver side causing the car to spin off the road before coming to rest in the grass on the side of the highway.

The Toyota's driver was transported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The truck's driver was not injured. Both drivers were using safety restraints. Their names are not available.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Columbia County Sheriff's Office, Rainier Police Department, Clatskanie Police Department, Clatskanie Rural Fire Protection District, and ODOT.

Trooper Joseph Dezso is the lead investigator.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:48:48 PDT <![CDATA[Update #2: Added Information & Photos - OSP Arrests Josephine County Murder Suspect Daniel Martinson in Cave Junction (Photo)]]>
Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Following a citizen's tip Wednesday morning, Oregon State Police (OSP) detectives and troopers arrested DANIEL JOSEPH MARTINSON, age 44, who was wanted on a felony warrant for Murder related to a November 2013 homicide in Cave Junction, Oregon.

On July 23, 2014 at approximately 9:16 a.m., a citizen called 9-1-1 to report seeing MARTINSON in Cave Junction. OSP detectives were in the area and took MARTINSON into custody about ten minutes later without incident in a park.

OSP, US Marshals Service, and law enforcement agencies in southern Oregon and northern California have been on the lookout for MARTINSON since the warrant was issued.

OSP thanks the local Cave Junction community and Josephine County residents for tips reported during the search.

MARTINSON will be taken to the Josephine County Jail later where he will be lodged on the warrant.

No other information for release.

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