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UPDATE - Quadruple Fatal Crash Interstate 5 near Rice Hill -- Douglas County - Names Released - 05/22/18

The Oregon State Police (OSP) with the assistance of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Medical Examiner have tentatively identified the occupants of the quadruple fatal crash that occurred on May 19, 2018 on Interstate 5 near Rice Hill. 

The operator of the Acura Integra is Gayle WARD, age 65, from Vancouver, Washington. 

The operator of the Nissan Murano is Jennifer MONTANO, age 18, from White City, Oregon.

The passengers of the Nissan Murano are Luciana TELLEZ-CABEZAS, age 18, and Esmeralda NAVA, age 18, both from White City, Oregon.



Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Saturday night’s quadruple fatal crash on Interstate 5 north of the Rice Hill area. 

On May 19, 2018 at 9:33 p.m., OSP troopers and emergency responders were dispatched to a two vehicle crash on Interstate 5 southbound near milepost 154. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that a red Acura Integra was southbound on Interstate 5 when for unknown reasons turned around and went northbound in the southbound lanes.   The Acura Integra continued northbound in the southbound lanes and collided nearly head-on with a southbound Nissan Murano.  Both vehicles became engulfed in fire after the collision.  Bystanders were able to remove two passengers from the Nissan Murano.    Drivers of both vehicles were not able to be safely removed and died from injuries sustained in the crash.  The two passengers that were removed from the Nissan Murano also both died from injuries sustained in the crash. 

Names of all involved are not being released pending positive identifications and next of kin notifications being completed. 

Investigators are looking for any witnesses that may have seen the red Acura Integra on Interstate 5 southbound prior to the crash.  Those witnesses can call the Oregon State Police at 541-440-3333 and reference case number SP18-181178.

Interstate 5 southbound was closed for over five (5) hours.  Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) set up a detour. 

OSP was assisted at the scene by ODOT, North Douglas Fire, South Lane Fire, Bay Cities Ambulance, Sutherlin Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Roseburg Towing.  OSP was also assisted with the investigation by Clark County, Washington Sheriff’s Office and the Jackson County, Oregon Sheriff’s Office.    



Oregon State Police is hosting the 2nd Annual Missing Children's Day Summit and Child Safety Fair (Photo) - 05/22/18

May 25th is National Missing Children’s Day every year. Missing Children’s Day is dedicated to encouraging parents, guardians, caregivers, and others concerned with the well-being of children to make child safety a priority.  It serves as a reminder to continue our efforts to reunite missing children with their families and an occasion to honor those dedicated to this cause. The theme of this year’s event is taken form the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, “Hope is why we’re here”.  Organizations on-hand include those that not only investigate missing children cases, but also those that strive to give kids and adults tools to keep themselves safe on a daily basis.

The Oregon State Police tracks all missing and unidentified person cases in Oregon. OSP works closely with all other Law Enforcement partners to get these cases entered into the National Missing and Unidentified Person System (NamUs) www.namus.gov.   As of today, there are over 412 missing children in Oregon.  That number changes daily.  We need the public’s assistance to help bring closure to these families. 

We are proud and excited to announce this year we will have representatives from:

  • Department of Human Services
  • Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal
  • FBI- Portland
  • Homeland Security
  • Clackamas County Forensic Imaging Specialist
  • Joyful Child Foundation
  • RAD Kids
  • SAFEOregon along with Madison Baker, Miss Oregon High School
  • OSP Forensic Services Division
  • OSP Criminal Services Division
  • OSP Patrol Division
  • Polk County Sheriff’s Office
  • Salem Police Department
  • Vicki Kelly, Tommy Foundation
  • Portland Police Bureau

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UPDATE - Motorcyclist and Passenger killed when hit by impaired driver. (Photo) - 05/21/18

UPDATE -  The deceased operator of the motorcycle has been identified as Daniel Lawrence Foster age 60 of Trail, OR.  The deceased passenger on the motorcycle has been identified as Catherine Denise Hock age 54 of Trail, OR.

The names of the juveniles will not be released by the Oregon State Police at this time.



On Saturday, May 19, 2018, at approximately 8:30PM, Oregon State Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle crash on Highway 234 near Eagle Point in Jackson County.

Preliminary investigation revealed a black Harley Davidson was traveling eastbound with a passenger when a silver Ford Mustang collided nearly head-on with the motorcycle.  Both occupants of the motorcycle suffered fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased at the scene.  There were no injuries sustained by the three juvenile occupants in the Mustang.  The operator of the Mustang was arrested at the scene for DUII.

Highway 234 at the scene was closed for approximately 3.5 hours.  OSP was assisted by ODOT, Fire District 3, and the Jackson County District Attorney’s Office.

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when available.

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Passenger killed in crash on Hwy 101 (Photo) - 05/21/18

On Sunday, May 20, 2018 at about 3:45pm, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a report of a traffic crash on US Highway 101 near milepost 145, just south of South Beach.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a blue 2007 Toyota Corolla, driven by Shane LARSON, age 44, of Tillamook, and also occupied by Tyann WALKER, age 32, from Beaver, was traveling northbound when the vehicle crossed into the southbound lane of travel on a relatively straight section of the highway.  The vehicle struck a southbound silver 2014 Buick Verano head on.  The Buick Verano was driven by Sean COMPTON, age 50, from Springfield.  Following the initial collision, the Toyota Corolla traveled over an embankment west of the roadway and rolled onto its top.  The Buick Verano spun across the northbound lane and came to rest with the rear of the vehicle against the guardrail facing west.  

LARSON and COMPTON were transported by ambulance to Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital in Newport.  LARSON was later transported by Life Flight helicopter to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis due to the extent of his injuries. 

WALKER suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.        

US Highway 101 was closed intermittently during the investigation for approximately six hours following the crash.  OSP was assisted by Newport Fire and Rescue, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Seal Rock Fire and Rescue, and ODOT. 

Speed and DUII are being investigated as possible contributing factors for the crash.  This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when available.

Update: Fatal stabbing in Selma - person of interest detained - 05/19/18

On May 19, 2018, at approximately 9:18 am, the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a stabbing in the parking lot of Rays Market in Selma, Oregon.   Upon the deputies arrival, the victim was deceased.

The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office requested the assistance of the Central Point Oregon State Police Criminal Division. Detectives responded and assumed the investigation.

The subsequent investigation revealed a physical altercation occurred in the parking lot between the victim and the suspect.  The victim, 46 year old Frank Norman Chambers of Selma, Oregon  was stabbed during the altercation and died as a result of his injuries.  The suspect, Ramon Eduardo Rodriguez-Acosta, 58 year old also from Selma, Oregon is in custudy and being lodged at the Josephine County Jail on Manslaughter in the first degree.

This is an ongoing investigation and no further details will be released.



May 19, 2018 Josephine County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the Rays Food Place in Selma. Upon arrival they located one victim with fatal stab wounds.  JCSO requested Oregon State Police Major Crimes to investigate.  

A person of interest has been detained.

Investigation continuing.

Passenger killed when vehicle crashes into building near Coos Bay (Photo) - 05/19/18

On May 18, 2018 at approximately 9:40 PM Oregon State Police Troopers responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 101 near Coos Bay.

A 2018 Jeep, driven by George Reese age 73 from North Bend, was north on 101 when it left the roadway striking a business and a residence before coming to a stop in the front yard of the residence.  The driver was transported to Bay Area Hospital with serious injuries.  The passenger, Sharon Reese age 73 from North Bend, died at the scene.

The structures sustained substantial damage.  No injuries were reported from the occupants of the structures. 

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Oregon State Police was assisted by Coos Bay Fire Department, Coos County Sheriff, and ODOT. 

Deer causes fatal motorcycle crash in Jackson County (Photo) - 05/15/18

On Monday, May 14, 2018, at approximately 10:00AM, Oregon State Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a motorcycle crash on Highway 62 near Prospect in Jackson County.

Investigation revealed a silver Harley Davidson, operated by Gary Yarmie, age 37, of Oshawa, Ottawa, Canada was traveling northbound with 18 other riders when a deer ran into the roadway in the midst of the motorcycle riders.  The deer collided with Mr. Yarmie causing him to lose control of his motorcycle and leave the roadway.  Mr. Yarmie collided with a tree and suffered fatal injuries.  He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Highway 62 at the scene was reduced to single lane travel for approximately 4.5 hours.  OSP was assisted by ODOT.


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Unseatbelted Florence woman killed in single vehicle crash - 05/14/18

On May 12, 2018 at about 2:40am, Reedsport PD received a report that a motorist had seen taillights in a ditch on Hwy 138W near Elkton. Police, Fire, and Medical personnel were dispatched to the area to investigate.

A 2002 Nissan SUV was located approximately 150 feet off the roadway.  The operator and lone occupant of the vehicle, Leona Robb 67 years of age from Florence, was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the driver was not conscious when the vehicle left the roadway.

Suspected Arsonist arrested for 11 Cave Junction fires - 05/14/18

On the evening of May 10, 2018, eleven fires were set in the Cave Junction area of Josephine County. 

Illinois Valley Fire Department, Oregon State Police Arson Detectives, and the Josephine County Sheriff’s Department worked together during the investigation to establish a suspect.

The suspect Evelyn Barrera was located by an OSP Patrol Trooper and taken into custody on May 11, 2018. Barrera was lodged at the Josephine County Jail.


Detectives are continuing the investigation.

Motorcyclist dies in crash on Hwy 223 - 05/14/18

On Sunday May 13, 2018 around 4:30pm, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Highway 223 near Dallas.

Preliminary investigation shows a 2009 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, operated by Shawn Berry, age 43, of Nevada was travelling EB on Hwy 223 when a 2017 Toyota Sienna Van operated by Kathleen Teal, age 67, of Dallas entered Hwy 223 from a private driveway in the motorcycles path.  Berry suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Highway 223 was closed in both direction for four hours following the crash.  OSP was assisted by the Polk County Sheriff Office, City of Dallas Fire and ODOT.


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Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash on Highway 30 near Milepost 12.5 -- Multnomah County (Photo) - 05/11/18

On May 10, 2018 at approximately 7:40pm the Oregon State Police – St. Helens responded to a fatal motor vehicle crash on Highway 30 just east of NW Cornelius Pass Road, Portland, within Multnomah County.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a blue 2002 Toyota Camry, operated by Natasha Melyn CARRILLO, age 26 of Vancouver, Washington was entering Highway 30 from the Bottoms Up Tavern to proceed eastbound. While executing a left turn, CARRILLO was struck by a white 2000 Ford F350 truck which was traveling westbound on Highway 30. The Ford was operated by Kim V. COX, age 55 of Rainier.

CARRILLO sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by medical personnel.  Both occupants were wearing safety belts at the time of the collision and it is undetermined if intoxicants are a contributing factor.

Next of kin notification has been made.                                                                           

Oregon State Police was assisted by Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, Portland Fire and Rescue, Oregon Department of Transportation, and Grumpy’s Towing Co.

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One of Texas' Most Top Ten Wanted Arrested in Klamath County ** UPDATE Links REALLY corrected** - 05/09/18

**UPDATE*** Links update



On May 7, 2018, at approximately 8:00 AM, OSP Klamath Falls Major Crimes Detectives received information regarding a married couple living in Bonanza, Klamath County, Oregon, using false identities. The couple was described to possibly be absconding from sex related crimes in Texas.

Detectives were able to identify the married couple as Shawn Monroe Cowan, 43, and Rachel Ann Guttry, 46, from Beaumont, Texas. Both COWAN and GUTTRY both had arrest warrants issued from Texas for Parole Violations and Failing to Register as Sex Offenders. COWAN was listed on the Top 10 wanted sex offenders in Texas. COWAN and GUTTRY were living in a rural wooded area outside of Bonanza, Oregon.

On May 8, 2018, COWAN and GUTTRY were taken into custody without incident. During the arrest, an OSP aircraft was deployed to the assist with surveillance on the wooded area. The Oregon State Police were assisted with the investigation by the U.S. Marshal Service, and the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office. 

Listed are links regarding the search for COWAN:







Twelve Year Old Boy Dies in Crash on I-82 (Photo) - 05/09/18

On May 8, 2018 at approximately 7:15 PM, Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle fatal crash on I-82 near MP 4.

Preliminary investigation indicted a silver MAZDA MPV, driven by Raymond Ramone Dick Shippentower (age 32 from Pendleton) was westbound on I-82. The van veered off the road and rolled over in the median. One of the passengers was a 12 year old male suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The other passengers were identified a Christina Marie Leyva (age 38 from Pendleton) and a three year old female.

All of the other passengers received minor or non-life threatening injuries. Wind and rain are being considered as contributing factors of the crash.

OSP was assisted by Fire District #1, Umatilla Fire Department, and Oregon Department of Transportation. I-82 was restricted to one lane for three and a half hours while the investigation was being completed.


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Fatal Crash Highway 99 W south of Monmouth--Polk County (Photo) - 05/03/18

On Thursday May 3, 2018 at about 6:50am, Oregon State Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle crash on Hwy 99 W just south of Monmouth.  Preliminary investigation revealed that a green 2002 Toyota pickup, operated by Taylor Boquist, age 23, of Cove, Or. was traveling eastbound on Parker Rd.  As the pickup pulled onto Hwy 99 W it was struck by a 2002 Kenworth log truck traveling southbound on Hwy 99W.  The operator of the log truck was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The operators name will be released pending next of kin notification.  Mr. Boquist was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries.  Hwy 99 W is currently closed but crews are currently working to clear the scene. Detour is in place.

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when available.

OSP was assisted by Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Salem PD, ODOT, Polk Co Public works, and Polk County Fire

2nd Annual Missing Children's Day Summit and Child Safety Fair (Photo) - 05/01/18

Oregon State Police is hosting the 2nd annual Missing Children’s Day Summit and Child Safety Fair. 

May 25th is National Missing children’s day and is dedicated to encouraging parents, guardians, caregivers, and others concerned with the wellbeing of children to make child safety a priority. It serves as a reminder to continue our efforts to reunite missing children with their families and an occasion to honor those dedicated to this cause.

This event is going to be held May 25, 2018 at Riverfront Park 200 Water St. NE, Salem, OR 97301 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. 

The theme for this year’s event is “Hope is why we are here.”  Oregon currently has over 450 missing children.  Our jobs are to help give children the childhood they all deserve.  Come, check it out and learn how you can help.

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Nici “Bones” Vance, OSP’s Forensics Anthropologist
  • Sgt. Ken Whattam, Portland Police Bureau Missing Persons Unit
  • Elizabeth Alston, Department of Human Services

Information or Representatives will be available from:

  • Oregon State Police
  • Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal
  • FBI- Portland
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Polk County Sheriff's Office
  • Salem Police Department
  • Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
  • The Doe Network
  • National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

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**Update** Oregon State Police Investigating Multiple Deer that were shot with Arrows (Photo) - 04/30/18


The reward for information related to these deer has been increased to $2,000 courtesy of a $1,500 donation by  the local Rogue Valley Chapter of the Oregon Hunter's Association.

**End Update**


On April 27, 2018 Central Point Fish and Wildlife Troopers were called to the Shady Cove area to investigate a live deer that had been shot with an arrow which was still stuck in the deer.

The troopers and ODFW responded in an effort to investigate and possibly tranquilize the deer to be able to remove the arrow.  Information learned was that the deer was able to feed and walk around.  They were unable to locate the deer.  A trooper responded later that evening and found not one, but two deer that had arrows protruding from them.  The injuries to the deer did not appear to be life threatening.  Additional information was received that there might actually be a third deer with an arrow stuck in it. 

A reward is being offered by the Oregon Hunters Association through the Turn-in-Poachers (TIP) program for any information leading to an arrest in this or any other wildlife case. Callers can remain anonymous. The TIP program number is 1-800-452-7888.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact either the TIP hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or by calling Oregon State Police Dispatch at 541-776-6111.

** Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators**

Poaching wildlife and damaging habitats affects present and future generations of wildlife, impacts communities and the economy, and creates enforcement challenges.

The Turn-In-Poachers (TIP) reward is paid for information leading to the arrest/conviction of person(s) for the illegal possession, killing, taking, and/or waste of deer, elk, antelope, bear, cougar, wolf, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose, furbearers and/or game birds.

TIP rewards can also be given for the illegal taking, netting, snagging, and/or dynamiting of salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, and/or large numbers of any fish listed in Oregon statute as a game fish.

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

* $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope

* $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf

* $300 Habitat Destruction

* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish

* $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl

* $100 Furbearers

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

TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 (24/7)

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

Missing La Grande Man Found Safe (Photo) - 04/28/18

On Saturday, April 28, 2018, at approximately 10:15 AM, OSP was notified that the missing CMV driver, Jacob Aaron CARTWRIGHT had returned home and was en-route to Grande Ronde Hospital in La Grande for medical evaluation.  An OSP Senior Trooper from the La Grande Area Command responded to the hospital and positively identified CARTWRIGHT.

CARTWRIGHT informed the Trooper that he had encountered snow and mud on the roadway and his vehicle combination began to slide toward a steep embankment.  CARTWRIGHT was unsure of the name of the location where this occurred but provided information that a road that he had traveled onto began with a “G.”  Forest Service Road 51, which is also known as Grande Ronde River Road, is located approximately 1.5 miles east of the area of the last known GPS location the night that CARTWRIGHT went missing.  Forest Service Road 51 travels south of State Route 244 near milepost 35.  With this new information, an OSP aircraft was deployed to that area and located the semi-truck and trailer at 10:59 AM.  Two troopers from the La Grande Area Command arrived to the site at 11:58 AM.  The location the vehicle was located was approximately 21 miles from the last known GPS location.


After CARTWRIGHT’s vehicle became unsafe to move, he departed the area on foot traveling along Forest Service Road 5125 and away from the direction that had initially approached from.  CARTWRIGHT continued to walk in a northeast direction in what is estimated to be in excess of 14 miles before emerging from the forest at the 270 interchange of Interstate 84 approximately 9 miles south of La Grande.  This route of travel from his vehicle was at elevations from approximately 5000 feet to 6500 feet as he crossed snowy mountain peaks and back down to Interstate 84.  CARTWRIGHT was able to flag down an unidentified passing motorist who provided him with a ride to his home in La Grande.


The initial investigation has revealed CARTWRIGHT may have encountered a problem with his navigational GPS system and was routed off of State Route 244 onto Forest Service Road 51 where he traveled approximately 12.5 miles before turning onto Forest Service Road 5125.  Mr. Cartwright traveled an additional 9 miles on Forest Service Road 5125 before his vehicle combination spun out and began to slide toward the steep embankment along the shoulder of the road.  This area is a remote and mountainous location that has very limited, if any, cellular service.

OSP assisted the Union County Sheriff’s Office and several concerned volunteers in the search to locate CARTWRIGHT.  Any questions regarding the search and rescue operations should be directed to the Union County Sheriff’s Office at (541) 963-1017.

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Single Vehicle Crash in the Umatilla National Forest results in the death of a Stanfield man (Photo) - 04/27/18

On Thursday, April 26, 2018 at approximately 10:32am Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a report of a single vehicle crash on the Texas Bar Road in the Umatilla National Forest, near MP 4.

Preliminary investigation showed the 2009 Ford F150 operated by Randy JONES, age 53, of Stanfield was  westbound on the Texas Bar Road when the vehicle left the roadway and traveled approximately 360-400 feet down a steep embankment before coming to rest on its top, in the North Fork John Day River.  JONES received fatal injuries due to the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

JONES was properly restrained in the vehicle and was not ejected.  Grant County water rescue secured the vehicle and confirmed his presence before vehicle was moved.  Speed is being considered as a possible contributing factor.  The deputy medical examiner on scene believed the crash occurred the morning of the 26th.

The Oregon State Police was assisted by the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, the Grant Co water rescue team, John Day ambulance service and Long Creek fire.  The vehicle was removed from the river and no environmental impact was noted.

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Search Continues for Missing La Grande Man (Photo) - 04/26/18

**Corrected Phone Number for Union County Dispatch**

The Oregon State Police is assisting the Union County Search and Rescue team and Sheriff’s Office in locating 22 year old Jacob Aaron CARTWRIGHT, from La Grande.  CARTWRIGHT’s last contact was on April 24th at approximately 5:30PM, when he was in the area of Pendleton.  CARTWRIGHT was operating a green 2005 Kenworth commercial motor vehicle (CMV) with the company name “Little Tree Transportation” on it with a white semi-trailer.  The license on the CMV is an Oregon plate YAIN63.  At the time, CARTWRIGHT was en route to make a delivery in Nyssa, Oregon by 7:30AM on April 25th.

GPS information for the CMV on April 26th at approximately 12:00PM, in the area of Hwy 244 near MacIntyre Road, which is just west of Hilgard State Park.  This area has been searched by OSP aircraft and continues to be searched by ground rescue personnel.  This area is very remote, heavily wooded with rough terrain and very expansive.

If CARTWRIGHT or the CMV is seen, the public is urged to contact the Union County Sheriff’s Office at 541-963-1017 or the Oregon State Police at *OSP.

New seasonal alcohol ban taking effect on Sauvie Island Wildlife Area (SIWA) May 1 (Photo) - 04/26/18

The Oregon State Police, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office want to ensure that all visitors to Sauvie Island have fun, but more importantly stay safe.

Over the last few years, OSP Troopers documented numerous Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) arrests, car crashes, increased medical responses, assaults, group fights, drownings, minors in possession of alcohol, ODFW staff safety and officer safety issues as a result of alcohol use on SIWA. 

Armed with these statistics, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted the new seasonal alcohol ban on SIWA in March, which makes it unlawful to possess or use alcoholic beverages or consumable products containing alcohol from May 1 through September 30.  The Sauvie Island Wildlife Area includes Collins Beach and Walton Beach, but not surrounding private lands.

Violation of the new rule could include a maximum penalty of up to one year in jail and/or a $6,250 fine. 

Need a Trooper, dial *OSP from your mobile device


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Oregon State Police Investigating Shooting in Merlin - 04/26/18

On April 25th, at approximately 9:17pm, OSP Troopers from the Grants Pass Area Command were dispatched to a report of a shooting in the 9700 Block of Monument Drive in Merlin.  Upon arrival Troopers discovered a male subject, later identified as Joshua Nathan MOORE, age 28, suffering from a single gunshot wound. Detectives from the Oregon State Police Major Crimes Section in Central Point were contacted and responded to the scene. As a result of the investigation, a person who was determined to be the shooter was identified and initially detained. This person is continuing to cooperate with the investigation. This is an ongoing investigation and no arrests or charges have been made at this time.

MOORE was transported by air ambulance to Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford and is still in ICU in serious condition.

OSU Student Suffering from Mental Health Crisis Hospitalized after Jumping from 5th Story Dorm Room Window - 04/25/18

On Tuesday, April 24th at approximately 12:30pm, Oregon State Police responded to Hawley Hall on the request for a welfare check on a student in a room on the 5th floor.  The student had contacted the Corvallis Police and stated that he was in fear for his life, and requested help.  As a precaution, OSU evacuated the 5th floor of Hawley Hall.  Their initial emergency notification that was sent at 6:50pm is as follows: 

OSU Alert - Emergency Notification Corvallis Campus - Hawley Hall Public Safety Matter

OSU Alert: Oregon State Police troopers and other OSU public safety personnel, Tuesday afternoon, April 24, have responded to an ongoing matter involving the welfare of an Oregon State University student resident of Hawley Hall, who has experienced a crisis and remains in his room. Specialized OSP troopers have arrived on OSU's Corvallis campus to provide for crisis support and public safety. At this time, law enforcement does not believe there is a safety risk to the general campus community. As a precautionary measure, residents of the fifth floor of Hawley Hall will remain evacuated pending further notice. OSU's Department of Public Safety asks that OSU community members and the general public stay out of the area, bordering Southwest Jefferson Way, Southwest Weatherford Place, Southwest Intramural Lane and Southwest Sackett Place. Further updates will be provided as information is available.

At 2:45pm, OSP Troopers attempted contact with student at his room, but he would not answer the door.  Eventually, communication began with him through the door with the assistance of the Benton County Mental Health Crisis Team.

At 4:00pm the student activated the fire alarm sprinkler system.  The remainder of Hawley Hall was evacuated.  It was determined there was no fire and the sprinkler system was disabled.

At 4:11pm, OSP SWAT negotiators arrived and established communication with Daly by use of a phone and talking through the door. This continued until 10:12pm.  At this point the student began setting a fire inside his room.  SWAT began attempting to enter the room but the door was heavily barricaded.  Before entry was made, the student jumped out the window of the dorm room and landed in the grass outside the residence hall.  He was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries.

The second emergency notification that was sent out by OSU at 11:13pm is as follows: 

OSU Alert - Corvallis Campus - Hawley Hall Public Safety Matter

OSU Alert: The situation involving the welfare of an Oregon State University Corvallis student in Hawley Hall on Tuesday, April 24, has been resolved according to the Oregon State Police and the OSU Department of Public Safety. The student has been transported for medical attention. Residents of the fifth floor of Hawley Hall will remain evacuated pending further notice from University Housing and Dining Services. OSU’s Department of Public Safety continues to request that OSU community members and the general public stay out of the area bordering Southwest Jefferson Way, Southwest Weatherford Place, Southwest Intramural Lane and Southwest Sackett Place until further notice.

The student is identified as 25 year old Charles Mark DALY.   DALY is still being treated for injuries at Good Samaritan Hospital and is in stable condition.  He is also being evaluated by mental health professionals.  OSP is continuing the investigation.