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Fatal Crash Hwy 42 - Douglas County - 09/20/20

On Saturday, September 19, 2020 at approximately 9:15 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 42 near milepost 74.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Dodge Ram pickup, operated by Dustin Robinson (36) from Sutherlin, was westbound when it went off the road.  He struck a Pontiac Grand AM, operated by William McCullough IV (20) from Roseburg,  that was at the intersection of Jackie Avenue and Hwy 42.  

McCullough IV and his passenger, Mark Ritter (20) from Roseburg, sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased. 

Robinson sustained minor injuries from the crash.  

OSP was assisted by Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Winston Police Department, Douglas County Fire District 2, ODOT and the Douglas County District Attorney's Office. 

Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (Robinson) is being investigated as a possible factor in the crash.  Any further information will be released by or with approval from the Douglas County District Attorney's Office.

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Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Troopers Requesting Public's Assistance with Unlawful Killing/Waste of Elk - Lincoln County (Photo) - 09/17/20

The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division is asking for the public's help locating the person(s) responsible for the unlawful killing of a spike bull elk and cow elk in Lincoln County.

On Sunday, August 23, 2020, a Newport OSP Fish and Wildlife Trooper discovered a deceased spike bull and cow elk.

The elk were located on the USFS 5390 road just outside of Waldport.

The cow elk was left to waste with no meat removed from the carcass and was not salvageable.  Most of the meat had been taken from the spike elk.   

The elk were most likely shot the evening prior - Saturday, August 22, 2020.

OSP is asking anyone who was in the area or anyone who may have information on the suspect(s) to call the TIP line at 1-800-452-7888 or dial *OSP or by email TIP@state.or.us (Monitored M-F 8:00AM - 5:00PM)

** Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators**

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

 

Preference Point Rewards:

* 5 Points-Bighorn Sheep

* 5 Points-Rocky Mountain Goat

* 5 Points-Moose

* 5 Points-Wolf

* 4 Points-Elk

* 4 Points-Deer

* 4 Points-Antelope

* 4 Points-Bear

* 4 Points-Cougar

 

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

 

CASH REWARDS:

* $1,000 Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Goat and Moose

* $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope

* $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf

* $300 Habitat Destruction

* $200 Illegally Obtaining License/Tag(s)

* $200 Unlawful Lend/Borrow Big Game Tags(s)

* $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl

* $100 Furbearers

* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish

 

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

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

 

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

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Fatal Crash on Hwy 212 - Clackamas County - 09/17/20

On Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at approximately 5:15 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 212 near Hwy 224.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Kawasaki motorcycle, operated by Dakota Teeter (20) of Milwaukie, was eastbound on Hwy 212 when it left the roadway and struck the guardrail.

Teeter sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

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

 

Fatal Crash on Hwy 18 - Yamhill County - 09/17/20

On Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at approximately 8:35 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 18 near milepost 48.

Preliminary investigation indicates that a Nissan Sentra, operated by Matthew Revelette (34) of Healdsburg, CA. was stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of Cruickshank Rd. and Hwy 18. The Nissan proceeded north across Hwy 18 and into the path of a eastbound Yamaha motorcycle operated by Anthony Banta (29) of Newberg.  The Yamaha and Nissan collided.

Banta sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

The eastbound lane of Hwy 18 was closed for approximately 4 hours following the crash. 

OSP was assisted by Yamhill County Sheriff's Department, ODOT, McMinnville Police Department and McMinnville Fire Department.

Fatal Crash on Hwy 199 - Josephine County - 09/16/20

On Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at approximately 7:02 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 199 near milepost 13.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Chevrolet Cavalier, operated by Timothy Ibarra (38) of Ashland, was southbound when it traveled into the northbound lane colliding with a Toyota operated by Jeffrey Roberts (42) of Wilderville.

Ibarra sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. 

Roberts was transported to the hospital for injuries.

OSP was assisted by Rural Metro Fire, ODOT, and the Josephine County Sheriff's Office

Oregon State Police Investigating Officer Involved Shooting - Lake County - 09/13/20

On September 12, 2020, at approximately 2:32 P.M., Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Interstate 8 Motel in Lakeview for a reported 10-15 shots fired.

As the first arriving deputy awaited backup, a male subject exited a motel room with a handgun. The subject pointed the firearm at the deputy and refused commands to drop the weapon the deputy fired one round and the suspect went back into the room and closed the door.  

Oregon State Police SWAT team responded to the scene. Upon entering the motel room an adult male was located deceased.

Oregon State Police Major Crimes Section and Oregon State Police Forensics Division responded to the scene to investigate.

As protocol the involved deputy has been placed on paid administrative leave. 

Any further information will be released by or with the permission of the Lake County District Attorney's Office.

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UPDATE - Oregon State Police Superintendent Appoints Mariana Ruiz-Temple as Oregon State Fire Marshal (Photo) - 09/12/20

On September 12, 2020 Jim Walker offered his resignation and Superintendent Hampton accepted.  Superintendent Hampton then officially appointed Mariana Ruiz-Temple as the Fire Marshal for Oregon.   

"Mariana has led with grace, transparency and courage," said Governor Kate Brown. "She embodies the experience Oregon needs to face this crisis, in this moment."

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Superintendent Hampton says “Mariana is assuming this position as Oregon is in an unprecedented crisis which demands an urgent response.  This response and the circumstances necessitated a leadership change. I have the absolute confidence in Mariana to lead OSFM operations through this critical time. She it tested, trusted and respected – having the rare combination of technical aptitude in field operations and administration.”

Fire Marshal Jim Walker has been placed on paid administrative leave.

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Fatal Crash on Hwy 26 - Jefferson County - 09/12/20

On Friday, September 11, 2020 at approximately 6:15 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 26 near milepost 114.

Preliminary investigation revealed a Cadillac SUV, operated by Brandon Lucei (23) of Warm Springs, was northbound when it left the roadway and rolled.

Lucei sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. 

OSP was assisted on scene by ODOT and Jefferson County Fire District #1 and Jefferson County EMS District.. 

 

Fatal Crash on Hwy 58 - Lane County - 09/10/20

On Thursday, September 10, 2020 at approximately 7:32 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle collision on Hwy 58 near milepost 7.

Preliminary investigation revealed that Nissan Sentra, operated by Brian Jones (30) of Eugene, was eastbound when it crossed into the westbound lane and sideswiped a Ford F150 (uninjured) and then struck a VW Golf operated by Emily Reber (23) of Oakridge. 

Reber sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. 

Jones was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. 

OSP was assisted by the Pleasant Hill / Goshen Fire Department and ODOT

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Oregon State Police is Requesting Assistance Locating Person(s) who Shot a Mule Deer Buck and Left it to Waste - Grant County (Photo) - 09/10/20

Oregon State Police is requesting the public's assistance in locating the subject (s) that shot a mule deer buck, inside of Dayville city limits, and left it to waste.

On the morning of September 5, 2020 Oregon State Police were notified of a dead mule deer buck near the Dayville cafe. The deer was examined and determined to have been shot with a firearm, most likely on the day prior (September 4, 2020). 

The deer was not salvageable for donation.

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

** Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators** 

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

Preference Point Rewards:

* 5 Points-Bighorn Sheep

* 5 Points-Rocky Mountain Goat

* 5 Points-Moose

* 5 Points-Wolf

* 4 Points-Elk

* 4 Points-Deer

* 4 Points-Antelope

* 4 Points-Bear

* 4 Points-Cougar

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

CASH REWARDS:

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

* $200 Illegally Obtaining License/Tag(s)

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

* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish 

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

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

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

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Fatal Crash on Hwy 58 - Lane County - 09/10/20

On Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at approximately 1:30 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle collision on Hwy 58 near mile post 60.

Preliminary investigation revealed a PT Cruiser, operated by David Silkett (74) of Pahrump, NV. was eastbound when it went into the westbound lane and struck a Volvo Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) operated by Pavel Mokovey (57) of  Antelope, CA. 

Silkett and his passenger, Debra Edmonds (65) of Pahrump, NV. sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased.  

Mokovey was not injured.

Hwy 58 was closed for approximately 7 hours during the investigation and clean-up of spilled diesel. 

OSP was assisted by Oakridge Fire Department and ODOT.

Woman Arrested for Intentionally Ramming a North Bend Police Car - Coos County - 09/10/20

On September 8, 2020, at about 12:51 A.M., Officers from the North Bend Police Department were investigating a suspicious activity call in the 1800 block of Maple St. in the City of North Bend.   

During the investigation North Bend Officers encountered year old Maria Buckley (38) of North Bend. 

A North Bend Police officer investigating this report, was sitting in his vehicle parked in the 1800 block of Maple St. Buckley who was intoxicated, intentionally rammed the North Bend Police vehicle. 

Her motive for ramming the police vehicle has not been determined.

Buckley was arrested at the scene by Oregon State Police for the following charges:

  • Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants
  • Reckless Driving
  • Reckless Endangering
  • Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree
  • Attempted Assault (3rd Degree) of a Peace Officer

Buckley was transported to the Coos County Jail where she was booked and released.  She is scheduled to appear in Coos County Circuit Court.

 

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UPDATE - Fatal Crash on Hwy 26 - Clatsop County (Photo) - 09/08/20

The operator of the Ford is identified as Kevin Hollenbeck (54) of Seaside.

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On Sunday, September 6, 2020 at approximately 8:27 P.M., Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 26 near milepost 30.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Ford F350 pickup was westbound when it drove off the roadway and down an embankment.

The operator and lone occupant sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Name will be released when it is appropriate.

OSP was assisted by the Banks Fire Department and Elsie Fire Department.

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Fatal Crash on Hwy 30 - Columbia County - 09/08/20

On Monday, September 8, 2020 at approximately 7:34 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 30 near milepost 22.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Honda Civic was westbound when it traveled off the roadway, down an embankment, and came to rest partially submerged in a creek. 

The driver sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Name will be released when appropriate.

OSP was assisted by the Scappoose Police Department, Columbia County Sheriff's Office and ODOT.

Fatal Crash on Hwy 42 - Douglas County - 09/07/20

On Monday, September 7, 2020 at approximately 12:30 A.M., Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle crash on Hwy 42 near milepost 59.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Toyota Tacoma, operated by Andrew Mendenhall (19) of Sutherlin, was eastbound when it struck a deer in the roadway and rolled several times. 

Mendenhall sustained fatal injures and was pronounced deceased.

OSP was assisted by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and ODOT.

Fatal Crash on Hwy 101 - Coos County - 09/07/20

On Sunday, September 6, 2020 at approximately 1:12 P.M., Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle crash on Hwy 101 near milepost 232.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Nissan Titan, operated by Renee Reiser (56) of Florence, was northbound when it crossed over the fog line and struck two, also northbound, bicyclists.

Bicyclist Jason Dixon (42) sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Bicyclist Robert Hammonds (52) sustained life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital.

OSP was assisted by North Bend Police Department, North Bend Fire and Rescue, and ODOT

 

Fatal Crash on Hwy 38 - Douglas County - 09/06/20

On Saturday, September 5, 2020 at approximately 9:40 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 38 near milepost 47.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Harley Davidson motorcycle, operated by Seth Albert (38) of Eugene,  was westbound when it collided with a Ford F150, operated by Michael Fluharty (57) of Walla Walla, that was turning to go eastbound onto Hwy 38. 

Albert and his passenger, Cherissa Rainwater (35) of Marcola, sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased.

Hwy 38 was closed for approximately 3 hours following the crash.

OSP was assisted by ODOT, North Douglas Fire and Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. 

Fatal Crash on Interstate 84 - Umatilla County - 09/06/20

On Saturday, September 5, 2020 at approximately 11:49 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a crash on westbound Interstate 84 near milepost 209.

Preliminary investigation reveals a pedestrian, David Jones (64) of Richland WA, was walking in the lane of travel when he was struck by a westbound 2005 Ford Taurus operated by Maria Ramirez (67) of Pasco WA.

Jones sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

OSP was assisted by Pendleton Police Department, Pendleton Fire Department, Umatilla Tribal Police Department, and ODOT.

Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division Reminds Outdoor Enthusiasts to Check Access Policies Before Going on Private Timber Lands - 09/04/20

The Oregon State Police would like to remind hunters and everyone recreating outdoors to check with landowners access policies prior to going on timber lands.

Many private timber companies have enacted stricter policies than in years past. 

Also always be on the lookout for fire season closure signs posted by land managers.

If you are a hunter and harvest any wildlife on property that you do not have permission to be on, be aware of ORS 496.680 which states, “All wildlife shot by any person while violating any provision of ORS 164.245 (Criminal trespass in the second degree) to 164.270 (Closure of premises to motor-propelled vehicles) or 498.120 (Hunting on another’s cultivated or enclosed land) shall be seized by any person authorized to enforce the wildlife laws and shall be forfeited.”

To avoid any issues while outdoors this fall, use this helpful resource developed by the Oregon Forest Industries Council. It can also be located on the Oregon Department of Forestry’s “restrictions” page. Finally, a link to the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife’s Travel Management Area maps can help you determine where to go to stay legal. When in doubt, call ahead and always follow posted signs on private property.

http://www.ofic.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/2020-OFIC-Closure-Form.pdf

https://www.oregon.gov/odf/fire/pages/restrictions.aspx

https://www.dfw.state.or.us/maps/#Travel

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Oregon State Police Requesting Public's Assistance in Locating Stolen Equipment -- Douglas County (Photo) - 09/04/20

The Oregon State Police (OSP) is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a piece of stolen equipment from a theft that occurred south of the Canyonville along Interstate 5 in southern Douglas County.  

On August 31, 2020 OSP troopers responded to a theft along Interstate 5 near milepost 96.  Troopers were made aware that, sometime between the evening of August 28 and the morning of August 31, a Toro Dingo (Skid Steer) TX1000 had been removed from a construction site without permission.   

The attached pictures are the actual piece of equipment for reference. 

OSP is requesting if anyone saw suspicious activity in the area during that time or knows the whereabouts of the piece of equipment to please call OSP at *OSP or 800-442-2068.  Reference case number SP20-247191 when calling with information. 

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Fatal Crash on Hwy 216E - Wasco County - 09/04/20

 

On Saturday, August 29, 2020, at approximately 2:30 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single motorcycle crash on Highway 216 E at milepost 1.5.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Harley Davidson motorcycle, operated by Jason Burchfield (46) of Milwaukie, was westbound when it failed to negotiate curve and struck the rock embankment.

 Burchfield was transported by life flight to OHSU for injuries. On September 2, 2020, Burchfield succumbed to his injuries and died.

OSP was assisted by the Wasco County Sheriff's Office, Wasco County EMS, and ODOT.  

Fatal Crash on Hwy 34 - Linn County - 09/04/20

On September 3, 2020 at approximately 8:11 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle collision on Hwy 34 near milepost 3.

Preliminary investigation revealed a Honda motorcycle, operated by Curtis James (63) of Corvallis, was eastbound and turned left to go (north) onto Riverside Dr.  He turned into the path of and collided with a westbound Ford F-150 pickup operated by Steven Harder (54) of Corvallis. 

James sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

The westbound lane remained closed for approximately 2.5 hours.

OSP was assisted by the Benton County Sheriff's Office, ODOT, and Corvallis Fire and Rescue,

Fatal Crash on Hwy 140 - Jackson County - 09/03/20

On Wednesday September 2, 2020 at approximately 4:05 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 140 near the intersection of Hwy 62.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Chevrolet Silverado, operated by Daniel Mejia (21) of White City, was eastbound when it crossed into the westbound lane and struck a Chevrolet Lumina, operated by Sheila Johnson (64) of Eagle Point.

Johnson sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Hwy 140 was closed for approximately 3 hours following the crash.

OSP was assisted by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Mercy Flights, and Jackson County Fire District #3.

Oregon State Police is Requesting Assistance with Elk that was Shot on Private Property - Deschutes County - 09/01/20

Oregon State Police is requesting the public's assistance in locating the subject that shot an elk near the corner of Huntington and South Century Drive near Sunriver.

On September 1, 2020 Oregon State Police were notified that an unknown subject had shot an elk, on private property.  The shooting occurred between 7:00 A.M. and 7:30 A.M.

The elk was wounded but left the area and was not able to be located.

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

** Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators** 

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

Preference Point Rewards:

* 5 Points-Bighorn Sheep

* 5 Points-Rocky Mountain Goat

* 5 Points-Moose

* 5 Points-Wolf

* 4 Points-Elk

* 4 Points-Deer

* 4 Points-Antelope

* 4 Points-Bear

* 4 Points-Cougar

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

CASH REWARDS:

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

* $200 Illegally Obtaining License/Tag(s)

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

* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish 

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

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

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

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Fatal Crash on Hwy 140 - Lake County (Photo) - 09/01/20

On Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at approximately 11:00 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 140 east of Adel near milepost 45. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that a white Dodge Durango, operated by Robert Beers (51) of Tooele, Utah, was eastbound when it left the roadway and rolled multiple times. 

Beers sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

OSP was assisted by the Lake County Sheriff's Office and ODOT.     

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Hunter Killed by Elk - Tillamook County (Photo) - 08/30/20

On Saturday, August 29, 2020 Mark David (66) from Hillsboro was archery hunting on private property in the area of Trask Road E in Tillamook, OR.  David wounded a 5X5 bull elk but was unable to locate it before dark. 

David and the landowner attempted to find the wounded bull on the morning of Sunday, August 30, 2020 at approximately 9:15 A.M., David located the bull and attempted to kill it with his bow.  The elk charged David and gored him in the neck with its antlers.  The landowner attempted to help David but he sustained fatal injuries and died. 

The elk was killed and the meat was donated to the Tillamook County Jail following the investigation.  

OSP was assisted by the Tillamook County Sheriff's Office, Tillamook Fire and Rescue and the Tillamook County Medical Examiner.   

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Fatal Crash on Hwy 99E - Clackamas County - 08/30/20

On Sunday August 30, 2020 at approximately 5:15 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle crash on Hwy 99E near Glenn Echo Avenue.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Subaru WRX, operated by Rocky Loring (19) of Milwaukie, was northbound on 99E when it struck, Rebecca Spaulding (36) unknown residence, who was in the lane of travel.

Spaulding sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Northbound 99E was closed for approximately 3 hours.

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

Fatal Crash on Interstate 5 - Marion County - 08/30/20

On Saturday, August 29, 2020 at approximately 8:51 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle collision on Interstate 5 near milepost 256. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2006 Volvo semi truck with double tanker trailers, operated by Kevin Glidewell (66) of Aumsville, was northbound on I-5 in the right hand lane.  Witness information indicated the male pedestrian stepped into the lane of travel directly into the path of the oncoming truck. 

The pedestrian was struck and pronounced deceased.  Name will be released when appropriate.

Oregon State Police dispatch had received multiple calls reporting a male walking in and near the roadway around the time of the crash. 

Two lanes of I-5 northbound were closed for approximately four hours following the crash. 

OSP was assisted by the Salem Fire Department and ODOT.

     

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Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Troopers Requesting Assistance with Waste of Elk Case - Polk County (Photo) - 08/30/20

On August 20, 2020 Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Troopers received information that a bull elk had been killed and left to waste. The elk was located in the water near the Valsetz mainline at approximately mile post 16 (south of the rock quarry on the west side of Valsetz in Polk County). 

The head had been cut off and taken, the rest of the elk was left to waste.   

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

** Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators** 

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

Preference Point Rewards:

* 5 Points-Bighorn Sheep

* 5 Points-Rocky Mountain Goat

* 5 Points-Moose

* 5 Points-Wolf

* 4 Points-Elk

* 4 Points-Deer

* 4 Points-Antelope

* 4 Points-Bear

* 4 Points-Cougar

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

CASH REWARDS:

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

* $200 Illegally Obtaining License/Tag(s)

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

* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish 

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

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

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

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Fatal Crash on Interstate 5 - Linn County - 08/26/20

On Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at approximately 4:53 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle collision on Interstate 5 northbound near milepost 233.

Preliminary investigation revealed a Ford F350 pickup, operated by Colton Neuschwander (30) of Harrisburg, was northbound in the fast lane when a male pedestrian ran into his path and he was unable to avoid striking him.

The pedestrian was pronounced deceased.  Name will be released when it is appropriate.

Oregon State Police was assisted by Linn County Sheriff's Office, Albany Fire and Rescue, and ODOT 

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UPDATE - Oregon State Police Requesting Public's Assistance - Lane County (Photo) - 08/26/20

On August 26, 2020 Michael Lokey-Wilson turned himself into the Oregon State Police. He will be lodged in the Lane County Jail on charges of Assault II and Kidnapping I.

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On August 23, 2020, at approximately 07:30 am Troopers from Oregon State Police Florence and Springfield Area Command responded to an injured male on SR 126 W near milepost 26.5.  The male victim was located on the highway with extensive injuries to his head, face and body and was transported to Peace Harbor in Florence for treatment of his injuries. 

It was reported that Michael Light and two additional unknown males had assaulted the male victim for an extended period of time in his campsite before Michael Light left with a female victim against her will.  At some point in the early morning hours the male victim escaped into a heavily forested area and hid until daylight hours before he was eventually found on the highway.  An area search located Michael Light and the female victim in a vehicle in the area.  Michael Light was taken into custody without further incident.  The female was treated at the scene for minor injuries. 

Follow up investigation conducted by Oregon State Police Major Crimes Section and the Lane County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division identified Michael Lokey-Wilson and Jonathan Dakota Appelt as the other two suspects involved in the Assault and kidnapping.

Michael Lokey-Wilson is described as a white male standing 5’11” tall and weighing approximately 145 pounds with short blonde hair and blue eyes.

Jonathan Dakota Appelt is described as a white male standing 6’tall and weighing approximately 185 pounds with short blonde hair and blue eyes.  Appelt has a prominent tattoo on his neck.

The Oregon State Police is asking anyone who has seen Michael Lokey-Wilson or Jonathan Dakota Appelt since 08/23/2020 or knows where they are located to call the OSP Dispatch Center at 1-800-442-0776 or the Springfield Area Command at 541-726-2536. 

Community members are asked to not attempt to contact or apprehend either of the men and they should be considered armed and dangerous.

 

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UPDATE - Homicide Investigation - Lake County (Photo) - 08/26/20

On Tuesday, August 25, 2020, a Lake County Grand Jury indicted Dean Arthur Wood, age 32, for the murder of Jacob Wheat.

On Monday, July 6, 2020 at 10:03 PM, Lake County 911 received an emergency call reporting a shooting at 11 North G Street in Lakeview, OR.

Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies and Oregon State Troopers responded and found Jacob Wheat, age 26, of Lakeview, OR laying in the parking lot.  Mr. Wheat was critically injured and died while responding officers attempted first aid.

The Lake County Major Crime Team was activated to investigate Mr. Wheat’s death.

Dean Arthur Wood has been charged with Murder 2, Assault 1, Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Unlawful Use of a Weapon related to the incident on July 6, 2020.

Additionally, Dean Arthur Wood’s wife, Misty Lynn Wood, age 32, was indicted for Hindering Prosecution and Tampering with Physical Evidence related to events following the murder of Jacob Wheat.

Dean Arthur Wood and Misty Lynn Wood have been lodged at the Lake County Jail.

The Lake County Major Crime Team consists of the Lake County District Attorney’s Office, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Lake County Community Corrections and the Oregon State Police.

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The Lake County Major Crime Team continues to investigate the murder of Lakeview resident Jacob Wheat.

Dean Wood (32) has been identified as a person of interest Wheat’s death.

Wood is currently in custody at the Lake County Jail on unrelated charges.

The Lake County Major Crime Team is dedicated to investigating and pursuing criminal charges on any persons involved in aiding with the murder.

Anyone who has information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact the Lake County 911 non-emergency line at 541-947-2504 or the Oregon State Police Southern Command Center at 541-883-5711.

The Lake County Major Crime Team consists of the Lake County District Attorney’s Office, Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon State Police, and Lake County Community Corrections.

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On Monday, July 6, 2020 at 10:03 P.M., Lake County 911 received an emergency call reporting a shooting at 11 North G Street in Lakeview, OR.

Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies and Oregon State Police Troopers responded and found Jacob Wheat (26) of Lakeview, OR. laying in the parking lot.  Wheat was critically injured and died while responding officers attempted first aid.

The Lake County Major Crime Team was activated to investigate.

Law enforcement believes there is no active threat to the community.

The Lake County Major Crime Team consists of the Lake County District Attorney’s Office, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and the Oregon State Police.

Anyone who has information regarding this investigation or was in the area of the incident, and has not been contacted by police is encouraged to contact the Lake County 911 non-emergency line at 541-947-2222 or the Oregon State Police Southern Command Center at 541-883-5711.

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