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****Second Update - Oregon State Police Asking for Publics Help*** Oregon State Police Investigate Shooting in Josephine County (Photo) - 04/20/17

In the early morning hours of April 20, 2017, the Oregon State Police SWAT served a search warrant on a residence in Wolf Creek. OSP Criminal Division had information that 35 year old Jacy Kevin MCMANUS was in the residence. There is a state wide felony warrant for MCMANUS related to the shooting that occurred on April 7, 2017 in Wolf Creek. The victim in the shooting is 55 year old Conal MORAN.

OSP detectives made an arrest of another subject, but they did not locate MCMANUS. MCMANUS is 5'11", 185 pounds with, brown hair (possibly freshly shaved head), blue eyes and a goatee. He has tattoos on the front of his shins (white pride) and on his knuckles (pain). He was last seen wearing a black Glendale Pirates hooded sweatshirt with tan or green pants.

If anyone has any information as to the whereabouts of MCMANUS, they are asked to call OSP dispatch at 541-776-6111.


Previous Update:
UPDATE:

The Oregon State Police Criminal Investigations Division is asking for the public's help in locating Jacy Kevin MCMANUS, who is a person of interest in the shooting that took place in Wolf Creek in the early evening hours of April 6, 2017.

The person of interest is 35 year old, Jacy Kevin MCMANUS and is from the Wolf Creek/Roseburg area. He is 5'11", 185 pounds with, brown hair (freshly shaved head), blue eyes and a goatee. He has tattoos on the front of his shins (white pride) and on his knuckles (pain). He was last seen wearing a black Glendale Pirates hooded sweatshirt with tan or green pants.

If located, do not contact MCMANUS as he may be armed; contact the Oregon State Police at 541-776-6111.

The victim in the shooting is 55 year old, Conal Moran, of the Wolf Creek area. He remains in the hospital at this time. No further information is available on his condition.


Previous release:

On April 6, 2017 at about 5:00pm, the Oregon State Police responded to the Wolf Creek area on a shooting off of Lower Wolf Creek Road, which is about 18 miles north of Grants Pass in Josephine County.

Oregon State Police Troopers and Josephine County Deputies secured the scene while Oregon State Police Detectives responded to investigate. The Preliminary investigation determined that one male was shot, transported to Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford and his injuries are non-life threatening at this time.

The investigation in ongoing and the suspect, although not in custody is not a threat to the community.

There is no further information available at this time.

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Woman arrested after fatally shooting Sunny Valley Man -- Josephine County (Photo) - 04/20/17

On April 19, 2017, shortly after 5:00pm, law enforcement responded to an address on Placer Road in Sunny Valley for a reported shooting. When law enforcement arrived they located one deceased male, believed the incident was suspicious in nature and the Josephine County (MCRT) Major Crime Response Team was activated.

When detectives arrived on scene they located 54 year old, Randy Allen HUMMEL of Sunny Valley, deceased as the result of a gunshot wound. The Oregon State Police Forensic personnel responded to assist with the investigation.

The detectives quickly identified a suspect, 40 year old Amber Ellen SELLS of Sunny Valley. SELLS was subsequently arrested and lodged in the Josephine County Jail on the charge of Murder after consultation with the Josephine County District Attorney's office.

The MCRT is comprised of members from Oregon State Police, Grants Pass Department of Public Safety, Josephine County District Attorney's office and the Josephine County Sheriff's office.
There is no further information that will be released at this time as this is an ongoing investigation.

Roseburg man cited for angling crimes - Douglas County - 04/19/17

On April 18, 2017, Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division (Roseburg) Troopers cited a Roseburg man following an investigation into several wildlife offenses which occurred on Steamboat Creek, a longtime protected steelhead fish rearing stream in Douglas County. The violations occurred during multiple angling trips during 2014 and 2016.

Jody Michael SMITH, 37 years of age, from the Roseburg area was cited for Unlawful Take/Possession of Non-Fin Clipped Steelhead, Angling Closed Stream (Steamboat Creek), and Aiding/ Counseling in a Wildlife Offense. Additional charges may be filed after the District Attorney's office reviews the case.

Two adult companions were issued warnings. Jeff PASCHALL, 46 years of age from Roseburg was warned for Angling Closed Stream and James CARNER, 43 years of age from Bend was warned for Aiding in a Wildlife Offense.

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Traffic Stop leads to seizure of drugs, money and gun - Yamhill County (Photo) - 04/19/17

On April 17, 2017, at about 3:30pm a Senior Trooper stationed in the McMinnville Patrol office conducted a traffic stop on a 2008 Jeep Liberty regarding a driving complaint on Highway 18 near Highway 99W.

During the traffic stop the Trooper saw indications of criminal activity and received consent to search the vehicle. Approximately 4 ounces of Cocaine, $7350.00, and a 9mm handgun was seized.

Both subjects in the vehicle were lodged in Yamhill County Jail for Unlawful Possession and Unlawful Delivery of Cocaine, and Possession of a Concealed Firearm, the passenger was also lodged for Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance - Schedule II.

The driver was identified as 24 year old Ahmed SUMAILAN from Klamath Falls.
The passenger was identified as 20 year old Patricia WALKER from Sprague River.

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Albany Woman dies after being struck by vehicle - Linn County - 04/19/17

On April 19, 2017, at approximately 12:15am, the Oregon State Police responded to a vehicle versus a pedestrian crash on Hwy 34 near Colorado Lake Road, approximately milepost 2.5. This is approximately 2.5 miles east of Corvallis, in Linn County.

The preliminary investigation determined that a 2002 Buick, operated by Patrick FARINA, 49 years old from Alsea, OR was traveling westbound on Hwy 34 when a female, Janet Irene STEELE, 38 years old from Albany, OR stepped into the lane of travel and was stuck by the vehicle. Medical personnel responded, but STEELE died as a result of the injuries sustained in the crash.

The driver, FARINA, is cooperating with the investigation and no charges are anticipated at this time.

The Oregon State Police was assisted by Corvallis Police Department, Linn County Sheriff's office and the Oregon Department of Transportation. There are no photos available.

Fish and Wildlife Trooper Seeks Public's Help in Deer Poaching Case - Lane County - 04/18/17

On April 17th 2017, The Oregon State Police responded to an address east of Springfield after receiving information that a blacktail deer had been killed and dumped in a pullout. Upon arrival, the trooper located a blacktail doe and her two fawns; all of which were dead.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Senior Trooper Anthony Mathews at: 541-852-2826

Anyone with information regarding wildlife violations is encouraged to report the information to the Oregon State Police Turn in Poacher (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888. Information can remain anonymous.

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

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

(Please use the TIP Hotline for Weekend and Evening Reporting)

Information on the T.I.P. Reward Program:

The Oregon Hunters Association offers rewards to persons, through their T.I.P. fund, for information leading to the issuance of a citation to a person(s), or an arrest made of a person(s) for illegal possession, killing, or taking of bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose, elk, deer, antelope, bear, cougar, wolf, furbearers and/or upland game birds and water fowl. T.I.P. rewards can also be paid for the illegal taking, netting, snagging, and/or dynamiting of game fish, and/or shell fish, and for the destruction of habitat.

In addition rewards may be paid for information leading to the issuance of a citation to a person(s), or an arrest made of a person(s) who have illegally obtained Oregon hunting/angling license or tags. People who "work" the system and falsely apply for resident license or tags are not legally hunting or angling and are considered poachers.

Rewards:
Bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose $1,000
Elk, deer, antelope $500
Bear, cougar, wolf $300
Habitat destruction $300
Illegally obtaining Oregon hunting or angling license or tags $200
Game fish, shell fish $100
Upland birds, waterfowl $100
Furbearers $100

Oregon State Police seeking the public's help in Arson cases - Josephine County - 04/18/17

Over the past year, the Oregon State Police has investigated four separate fire events at the Community Bible Church. The church in located at 113 Caves Avenue in Cave Junction, Josephine County.

The four fires occurred on or about January 15, 2016; January 30, 2016; March 13, 2016; and April 23, 2016. All four fires were determined to be intentionally set. The Oregon State Police is requesting the public's help in identifying a person of interest in these fires.

Please refer to the attached photos. The subject seen in the photos is between 5 and 6 feet tall, about 190-200 pounds and is wearing a dark jacket, gray sweatshirt, jeans and black shoes with a boonie style hat. At the time of the video, he was seen wearing a dark colored draw string backpack.

If anyone recognizes the person in the photos or has information regarding the fires, they are asked to contact the Oregon State Police at 541-440-3333.

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*** Update *** Names Released Highway 58 crash claims the life of a Salem man (Photo) - 04/18/17

The Oregon State Police is able to release the names of those involved.

The operator of the Subaru, who died as a result of the crash is Alex Sergio SERRANO, age 26 from the Albany area.

The operator of the Nissan is Duane Cary SIEG, age 51 from the LaPine area. The passengers are Kaelynn Keyes Sieg, age 51 and Dylan Cole SIEG, age 19, also from LaPine.

There is no further information available at this time.


Previous Release:
On April 17, 2017 at about 7:15am, the Oregon State Police responded to a fatal motor vehicle crash near milepost 67 on Hwy 58, which is about 5 miles west of Crescent Lake in Klamath County.

The preliminary investigation determined that a 2004 Subaru was westbound on Hwy 58 when it lost control on the icy roadway. The Subaru then slid into the eastbound lane where it struck a 2010 Nissan SUV. The passenger side of the Subaru was impacted. The operator of the Subaru was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The operator of the Nissan and the two passengers were transported to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend where they are being treated for non-life threatening injuries. One of the occupants was transported by Air Link and the other two were transported by ambulance by Crescent Lake Fire Department.

The names of all involved will not be released at this time. Once family members have been notified we will release the names in an updated press release.

The Oregon State Police was assisted by Crescent Lake Fire Department, Air Link, and the Oregon Department of Transportation. One lane of the highway was closed for approximately three hours. Vehicle restraints were used in both vehicles.

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Two Men Arrested for Theft of ODOT Property - Douglas County (Photo) - 04/18/17

At approximately 12:30 PM, on April 16, 2017, Troopers from the Roseburg Area Command in Douglas County received a call from the OSP dispatch center about a theft in progress. The location was near I-5 southbound, milepost 118 and I-5 northbound, mile post 119.

Several reporting parties called the OSP dispatch and informed them two male adults were removing wheels off an ODOT reader board trailer and moving the wheels across the interstate. Troopers responded and located 2 males matching the description near I-5 southbound, milepost 118. The two ODOT tires were lying on the ground next to the suspect's pickup. Attached to the pickup was a trailer with an excavator loaded on it.

While interviewing the suspects, they were found to be in possession of heroin. The suspects were identified as Brandon M. SHINALL, 30 years old and Grant D PALMER, 26 years old, both from Aumsville.

They were arrested and lodged in the Douglas County Jail and charged with PCS Heroin and Theft 1. A follow-up investigation determined the trailer and excavator were also stolen. The charge of Aggravated Theft was added for both of them.

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Portland Man dies in Motorcycle Crash - Clackamas County - 04/18/17

On April 15, 2017 at approximately 3:20pm the Oregon State Police responded to a single vehicle (motorcycle) crash on Hwy 224 near milepost 40 in Clackamas County, which is approximately 15 miles west of Estacada.

The preliminary investigation revealed that TRINH, Thanh Minh, 31 years old, from the Portland area, was westbound on Hwy 224 and left the roadway for an unknown reason. TRINH was thrown from his 2009 Suzuki motorcycle. Medical personnel responded and while en-route to a local hospital with TRINH, TRINH succumbed to his injuries sustained in the crash.

No further information or photos are available at this time.

Fish and Wildlife Troopers Arrest a Wallowa Man in a Multiple Elk Poaching Case - Wallowa County - 04/18/17

On April 8, 2017, at about 9:30 a.m., the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division arrested Larry HARSHFIELD, age 69, of Wallowa, following a search warrant and concluding an extensive investigation into locating 25 elk carcasses in various states of decay. Twelve of the elk carcasses were located on the HARSHFIELD property and 13 more were located on adjoining property. None of the elk carcasses appeared to have had any attempt to salvage meat from them.

HARSHFIELD was arrested for 12 counts of Unlawful Take of Elk in a Closed Season, and 12 counts Waste of Elk for the dead elk found on his property. He was lodged at the Wallowa County Correctional Facility and additional charges for the 13 dead elk found on the adjoining property have been referred to the Wallowa County District Attorney for consideration.

A violation of any provision of the wildlife laws (such as the unlawful take of elk), or any rule adopted pursuant to the wildlife laws, is a Class A misdemeanor if the offense is committed with a culpable mental state in Oregon. If convicted, a person can be charged with the maximum penalty of $6250, have their hunting privileges suspended and forfeit weapons or other items used in the commission of the crime(s).

Anyone with information regarding wildlife violations is encouraged to report the information to the Oregon State Police Turn in Poacher (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888. Information can remain anonymous.

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

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

(Please use the TIP Hotline for Weekend and Evening Reporting)

Information on the T.I.P. Reward Program:

The Oregon Hunters Association offers rewards to persons, through their T.I.P. fund, for information leading to the issuance of a citation to a person(s), or an arrest made of a person(s) for illegal possession, killing, or taking of bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose, elk, deer, antelope, bear, cougar, wolf, furbearers and/or upland game birds and water fowl. T.I.P. rewards can also be paid for the illegal taking, netting, snagging, and/or dynamiting of game fish, and/or shell fish, and for the destruction of habitat.

In addition rewards may be paid for information leading to the issuance of a citation to a person(s), or an arrest made of a person(s) who have illegally obtained Oregon hunting/angling license or tags. People who "work" the system and falsely apply for resident license or tags are not legally hunting or angling and are considered poachers.

Rewards:
Bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose $1,000
Elk, deer, antelope $500
Bear, cougar, wolf $300
Habitat destruction $300
Illegally obtaining Oregon hunting or angling license or tags $200
Game fish, shell fish $100
Upland birds, waterfowl $100
Furbearers $100

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***Update #3*** OSP Investigating Fatal Motor vehicle collision in Polk County (Photo) - 04/18/17

Brenden James Duck was located and arrested on April 16, 2017 and lodged in the Polk County Jail. DUCK has been charged with Criminally Negligent Homicide, Felony Hit & Run, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Criminal Mischief 1st Degree and PCS Meth. Jessica Jaeger and Michala Ann Brown were located and questioned. Investigators are still trying to locate Makayla Aldeguer as a person of interest.


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Previous Update:
On the evening of April 15th, BROWN was located and is cooperating with the investigation. She was subsequently taken into custody for a probation violation.

OSP is still seeking to speak with three other persons of interest. Those persons are:
*Brenden James DUCK, age 19, of McMinnville
*Makayla C ALDEGUER, age 23, of McMinnville
*Jessica M JAEGER, age 19, of Sheridan

OSP is asking if anyone knows the location of the above persons or has information about the incident to call 800-452-7888.

***End Update***


Previous Release:
The victim has been identified as 43 year old James Rudolph Osredkar from Sheridan. OSP is requesting assistance in locating a person of interest who has been identified as 22 year old Michala Ann Brown. Her last known address was in McMinnville. She has relatives in Dayton and McMinnville.

On April 14, 2017 at approximately 6:30am, OSP was notified and responded to a fatal motorcycle crash on Hwy 22 near milepost 14. Shortly after arriving on scene of the motorcycle crash, OSP was notified of a vehicle fire on Ford Street in Rickreall.

OSP determined that the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Lincoln County several days earlier. Evidence at the scene of the motorcycle crash links the stolen vehicle to the fatality crash. OSP is withholding the involved individual's identification until the family has been notified.

OSP is seeking any witnesses that might have been in the area or have any information regarding this incident and are asked to call OSP Dispatch at 800-452-7888. The pictured black Toyota Prius is not the actual vehicle involved, but is for comparison uses only.

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Fish and Wildlife Troopers Arrest a Wallowa Man in a Multiple Elk Poaching Case - Wallowa County (Photo) - 04/17/17

On April 8, 2017, at about 9:30 a.m., the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division arrested Larry HARSHFIELD, age 69, of Wallowa, after serving a search warrant and concluding an extensive investigation into 25 elk carcasses in various states of decay. Twelve of the elk carcasses were located on the HARSHFIELD property and 13 more were located on adjoining property. The elk carcasses did not appear to have any attempt to salvage meat from them.

HARSHFIELD was arrested for 12 counts of Unlawful Take of Elk in a Closed Season, and 12 counts Waste of Elk for the dead elk found on his property. He was lodged at the Wallowa County Correctional Facility and additional charges for the 13 dead elk, found on the adjoining property, have been referred to the Wallowa County District Attorney for consideration.

A violation of any provision of the wildlife laws (such as the unlawful take of elk), or any rule adopted pursuant to the wildlife laws, is a Class A misdemeanor if the offense is committed with a culpable mental state in Oregon. If convicted, a person can be charged with the maximum penalty of $6,250, have their hunting privileges suspended and forfeit weapons or other items used in the commission of the crime(s).

Anyone with information regarding wildlife violations is encouraged to report the information to the Oregon State Police Turn in Poacher (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888. Information can remain anonymous.

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

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

(Please use the TIP Hotline for Weekend and Evening Reporting)

Information on the T.I.P. Reward Program:

The Oregon Hunters Association offers rewards to persons, through their T.I.P. fund, for information leading to the issuance of a citation to a person(s), or an arrest made of a person(s) for illegal possession, killing, or taking of bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose, elk, deer, antelope, bear, cougar, wolf, furbearers and/or upland game birds and water fowl. T.I.P. rewards can also be paid for the illegal taking, netting, snagging, and/or dynamiting of game fish, and/or shell fish, and for the destruction of habitat.

In addition rewards may be paid for information leading to the issuance of a citation to a person(s), or an arrest made of a person(s) who have illegally obtained Oregon hunting/angling license or tags. People who "work" the system and falsely apply for resident license or tags are not legally hunting or angling and are considered poachers.

Rewards:
Bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose $1,000
Elk, deer, antelope $500
Bear, cougar, wolf $300
Habitat destruction $300
Illegally obtaining Oregon hunting or angling license or tags $200
Game fish, shell fish $100
Upland birds, waterfowl $100
Furbearers $100

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OSP Investigating Fatal Traffic Crash off US 101 in Coos County (Photo) - 04/17/17

On Sunday April 16, 2017 at approximately 4:30 PM, OSP was notified of a single occupant vehicle crash on Highway 101 at mile post 243 southbound. Evidence indicated a red 2008 Hyundai SUV left the roadway and entered the soft shoulder. The SUV entered a ditch, became airborne for a short distance before making contact with the ground, rolling and coming to an uncontrolled rest in some trees overhanging a creek.

The driver was identified as 66 year old Thomas A. EYRICH of Coquille. The driver succumbed to injuries sustained during the crash and pronounced deceased at the scene. Investigation is ongoing. There were no other occupants in the vehicle and no other vehicles were involved in this crash.

OSP was assisted by Millington and Green Acres Fire Department, Coos County Medical Examiner and ODOT.

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Coquille Woman Loses Life in Early Morning Crash in Coos County (Photo) - 04/16/17

On Sunday, April 16, 2017 at approximately 4:15am, OSP learned of a single-vehicle crash, down an embankment off Hwy 42 near milepost 6. An OSP Trooper was called in early and arrived at the scene at approximately 5:00am and determined the vehicle had been eastbound when it left the roadway on the eastbound side, traveled down an embankment and crashed into a tree. The driver was identified as 22 year old Shayla Marie COLEMAN and was found to have succumbed to her injuries upon arrival of emergency personnel.

There were no other occupants in the vehicle and no other vehicles were involved in this crash. Early investigation points to fatigue as being a possible cause. OSP was assisted by Millington and Green Acres Fire Departments, Coos County SO, Myrtle Point PD and ODOT.

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OSP Arrests Driver after Reckless Driving and Elude across Multiple Southern Oregon Counties (Photo) - 04/16/17

On April 15, 2017, at about 7:00 AM an attempt to stop a 2016 Mazda passenger car traveling northbound at 130 mph in a 55mph speed zone near MP 30 on Interstate 5 in Jackson County was discontinued by OSP for public safety reasons.

At about 7:40 AM, the vehicle was later located near MP 60 northbound on Interstate 5 in Josephine County parked along the roadway. When the driver was contacted in the vehicle by OSP in a high risk stop and told he wasn't free to leave, the driver sped off at a high rate of speed. Again the pursuit was discontinued for public safety reasons.

At about 8:00 AM, the vehicle was observed traveling northbound on Interstate 5 in excess of 100 mph near MP 106 in Douglas County by a Myrtle Creek Police Officer and an Oregon State Trooper. A pursuit again was initiated and then discontinued while efforts were made to coordinate with several other police units to utilize spike strips.

During this time, the vehicle eventually got stuck behind traffic and stopped in the fast lane near MP 115. The driver was subsequently arrested by OSP without further incident for Felony Elude and Reckless Driving.

The male operator of the vehicle, Manoel Batista DOS SANTOS (29) of Los Angeles, was lodged at the Douglas County Jail for Reckless Driving and Felony Elude and was cited for a speeding violation and Felony Elude in Jackson County and Felony Elude in Josephine County. There were no passengers in the vehicle.

Where the criminal episode was terminated in Douglas County, OSP was assisted by the Myrtle Creek Police Department and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

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OSP Investigating Double Fatality Crash Hwy 18 near McMinnville (Photo) - 04/16/17

On Saturday, April 15, 2017 at approximately 3:20pm, OSP responded to the report of a two vehicle head-on motor vehicle crash on Hwy 18 near milepost 49. This location is just east of McMinnville in Yamhill County.

Upon arrival OSP determined a silver 2016 Dodge Caravan operated by 59 year old William Eugene STOCKINGER and his passenger 65 year old Linda Louise STOCKINGER from Tualatin had been westbound on Hwy 18 when it crossed into the eastbound lane. A white 2016 Chevy Impala was operated by 54 year old, Marc Geoffrey SLOAN from Bellevue Washington had been eastbound and attempted to avoid, but was unable to avoid the nearly head-on collision.

The impact caused the Impala to rotate and flip over the guardrail and down an embankment. SLOAN was pronounced deceased at the scene. William STOCKINGER was transported by ground ambulance for serious injuries and is being treated at a Portland area hospital. Linda STOCKINGER, who had been unrestrained in the rear of the van, was transported by air ambulance to a Portland area hospital for critical injuries, where she succumbed to her injuries died. Both SLOAN and William STOCKINGER had been using their safety restraints.

OSP is continuing the investigation and no determination has been made regarding the cause of the crash. Additional information will be released as it becomes available. OSP was assisted by the McMinnville PD, Yamhill County SO, McMinnville Fire Department and ODOT. Hwy 18 was closed for approximately six hours during the investigation and reopened just after 9:00pm.

OSP Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash near Grants Pass - 04/16/17

On April 15, 2017 at approximately 7:57pm, OSP troopers and emergency personnel responded to a pedestrian hit by a semi-truck on Interstate 5 near milepost 58. This location is on the edge of the city of Grants Pass at the milepost 58 interchange.

Preliminary investigation indicates a red 2013 Kenworth semi-tractor towing a box trailer, operated by Francisco DIAZ of Marysville, California, was traveling southbound on Interstate 5 in the right lane. A pedestrian, 54 year old Leta BAERTSCHIGER from Grants Pass, was walking in the right lane for unknown reasons. DIAZ was unable to avoid BAERTSCHIGER and struck her in the roadway.

BAERTSCHIGER was pronounced deceased on scene. DIAZ was uninjured and cooperated with investigators while a reconstruction was completed. Both southbound lanes were shut down for approximately one hour following the crash before one lane was reopened for traffic. Approximately one and a half hours after the crash the second lane was opened. A detour was set up during the investigation.

OSP was assisted at the scene by ODOT and the Grants Pass Fire Department. The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety also assisted with traffic control for the detour in town.

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Investigation Continuing into a Propane Explosion in La Grande - Union County (Photo) - 04/13/17

On April 13, 2017 at approximately 11:23 a.m., multiple agencies responded to 2203 Watson Street in La Grande for the report of a structure fire/explosion.

Upon arrival of emergency crews, they discovered the Ed Staub and Sons Petroleum shop fully engulfed in fire. It was determined that the building was not occupied at the time of the explosion and no injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The multi-agency response consisted of the La Grande Police Department, Union County Sheriff's Office, Union County Parole and Probation, Oregon State Police, La Grande Fire Department, La Grande Rural Fire Department, and Oregon Department of Transportation.

A temporary evacuation of the La Grande Rendezvous RV Resort and closure of adjacent roadways was in place while the fire was active.

This is a preliminary release, more information will be released when it becomes available.

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CMV Crash closes Hwy 38 at Scottsburg Bridge (Photo) - 04/13/17

**Update** The actual time of the crash occurred at 2:00PM


On Wednesday April 12, 2017 at approximately 4:00PM, OSP Troopers responded to the report of a commercial motor vehicle crash on the Scottsburg Bridge, which is on Hwy 38 near milepost 16.

The CMV was hauling empty wooden pallets and crashed through a bridge railing, trapping the driver, 26 year old Sergi Borodin from Seattle in the cab. Borodin was extricated by rescue personnel and transported to a local hospital for minor injuries and later released. The crash resulted in a trailer falling into the river and pallets floating downstream. Diesel fuel from the CMV also spilled into the river and is being addressed by DEQ.

Speed is considered a contributing factor in the crash and Borodin was issued a citation for several traffic violations. Hwy 38 remains closed while the bridge is inspected and repaired. Travelers should use alternate routes Oregon 42 or Oregon 126. There is no ETA to reopen the highway. ODOT bridge engineers are on site with ODOT maintenance staff. Closure signs are located along Oregon 38 in Reedsport and Elkton as well as on Interstate 5 and U.S. 101.

OSP was assisted by the Scottsburg Fire Department, Douglas Sheriff's Office, Reedsport Police Department, ODOT and the Coos Bay Fire HAZMAT Team.

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OSP and ODFW rescue an injured Bald Eagle in Hood River (Photo) - 04/12/17

On Tuesday, April 11, 2017, OSP received a report from Hood River resident Jeff Wallace of an injured Bald Eagle on Post Canyon Road just outside of Hood River. Mr. Wallace was coming down Post Canyon on a dirt bike when he encountered the large eagle sitting on the side of the road. Mr. Wallace said the eagle was unable to fly so he reported it to OSP and left an identifying marker on the road nearby. Numerous other reports were made regarding the eagle, indicating it was flying very low and appeared unsteady in flight before it crashed into a small creek.

OSP and ODFW arrived and located the injured eagle approximately 45 minutes after the report from Mr. Wallace. The eagle was transported by ODFW to the Rowena Wildlife Clinic for treatment. The clinic reports the eagle does not have any obvious injuries and is conscious and alert. The clinic is working to determine the cause of the eagle's illness and has taken blood samples for analysis. They will also be taking x-rays to determine if there are any spinal injuries or other fractures.

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Two more men, one from Toledo and the other from Albany sentenced after Poaching convictions in Benton County (Photo) - 04/11/17

Brandon J. Yamanaka (age 30) of Toledo entered a guilty plea in the Benton County Circuit Court to one count of Taking, Angling, Hunting, or Trapping in Violation of Wildlife Law or Rule as a Class A Misdemeanor. Christopher J. Martin ( age 33) of Albany entered a no contest plea in Benton County Circuit Court to one count of Taking, Angling, Hunting, or Trapping in Violation of Wildlife Law or Rule as a Class A Misdemeanor. Multiple additional wildlife offenses were dismissed as part of the plea bargain.

Subject to the plea deal Yamanaka was sentenced to:

-24 months of Bench Probation
-Perform 80 hours of community service
-Forfeit all wildlife seized during investigation
-Forfeit firearm / weapon seized during investigation
-Pay $15,650 in fines, fees, and restitution
-Hunting privileges suspended for a period of 5 years

Subject to the plea deal Martin was sentenced to:

-24 months of Bench Probation
-Perform 80 hours of community service
-Forfeit all wildlife seized during investigation
-Forfeit firearm / weapon seized during investigation
-Pay $8,150 in fines, fees, and restitution
-Hunting privileges suspended for a period of 3 years

The charges stemmed from an investigation which resulted in the service of several search warrants by the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division Mid-Valley Team. As a result of the investigation multiple trophy class black tailed deer taxidermy mounts, turkey parts, bows and a shotgun were seized. The subjects had taken animals closed season and had been involved in taking multiple animals a season without the proper or sufficient number of tags. Yamanaka had a previous wildlife offense conviction.

A violation of any provision of the wildlife laws (such as the unlawful take of deer), or any rule adopted pursuant to the wildlife laws, is a Class A misdemeanor if the offense is committed with a culpable mental state in Oregon. If convicted, a person can be charged with the maximum penalty of $6250, have their hunting privileges suspended and forfeit weapons or other items used in the commission of the crime(s).

The Oregon Hunters Association offers rewards to persons, through their T.I.P. fund, for information leading to the issuance of a citation to a person(s), or an arrest made of a person(s) for illegal possession, killing, or taking of bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose, elk, deer, antelope, bear, cougar, wolf, fur-bearers and/or upland game birds and water fowl. T.I.P. rewards can also be paid for the illegal taking, netting, snagging, and/or dynamiting of game fish, and/or shell fish, and for the destruction of habitat.

In addition rewards may be paid for information leading to the issuance of a citation to a person(s), or an arrest made of a person(s) who have illegally obtained Oregon hunting/angling license or tags. People who "work" the system and falsely apply for resident license or tags are not legally hunting or angling and are considered poachers.


Rewards:
Bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose $1,000

Elk, deer, antelope $500

Bear, cougar, wolf $300

Habitat destruction $300

Illegally obtaining Oregon hunting or angling license or tags $200

Game fish, shell fish $100

Upland birds, waterfowl $100

Fur-bearers $100

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OSP Requests Assistance Identifying Two Men (Photo) - 04/11/17

OSP F&W Division for The Dalles Area Command would like the public's assistance in identifying the two men in the attached photos. They are believed to be involved with wildlife violations that occurred on the White River Wildlife Area near Tygh Valley during the winter closure on 2/24/17. Any info regarding these men can be forwarded to Senior Trooper Craig Gunderson at 541-980-2693.

The White River Wildlife Area north of Badger Creek Road is closed during the winter months from December 1 through March 31 to protect wintering wildlife.

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Two Dallas Men Sentenced after Poaching and Wasting Trophy Bull Elk (Photo) - 04/11/17

David Bruce Maxfield Jr. (age 26) of Dallas entered a guilty plea in the Benton County Circuit Court to one count of Taking, Angling, Hunting, or Trapping in Violation of Wildlife Law or Rule as a Class A Misdemeanor. Allen Craige Boal (age 26) of Dallas entered a no contest plea in Benton County Circuit Court to one count of Taking, Angling, Hunting, or Trapping in Violation of Wildlife Law or Rule as a Class A Misdemeanor. Additional wildlife offenses were dismissed as part of the plea bargain.

Subject to the plea deal Maxfield was sentenced to:

-12 months of Bench Probation
-Perform 40 hours of community service
-Forfeit all wildlife seized during investigation
-Forfeit weapon seized during investigation
-Pay $7,600 in fines, fees, and restitution
-Hunting privileges suspended for a period of 3 years

Subject to the plea deal Boal was sentenced to:

-12 months of Bench Probation
-Perform 40 hours of community service
-Pay $7,600 in fines, fees, and restitution
-Hunting privileges suspended for a period of 3 years

The charges stemmed from an investigation by the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division Mid-Valley Team which concluded both subjects engaged in the unlawful take of a trophy 6x6 bull elk in the Kings Valley area of Benton County. The bull elk was killed by Maxfield and neither subject possessed the proper tag. The subjects left the bull elk to waste, only recovering its head/antlers. As a result of the investigation the trophy class bull elk and Maxfield's bow were seized. Boal had a previous wildlife offense conviction.

A violation of any provision of the wildlife laws (such as the unlawful take of deer), or any rule adopted pursuant to the wildlife laws, is a Class A misdemeanor if the offense is committed with a culpable mental state in Oregon. If convicted, a person can be charged with the maximum penalty of $6250, have their hunting privileges suspended and forfeit weapons or other items used in the commission of the crime(s).

The Oregon Hunters Association offers rewards to persons, through their T.I.P. fund, for information leading to the issuance of a citation to a person(s), or an arrest made of a person(s) for illegal possession, killing, or taking of bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose, elk, deer, antelope, bear, cougar, wolf, fur-bearers and/or upland game birds and water fowl. T.I.P. rewards can also be paid for the illegal taking, netting, snagging, and/or dynamiting of game fish, and/or shell fish, and for the destruction of habitat.

In addition rewards may be paid for information leading to the issuance of a citation to a person(s), or an arrest made of a person(s) who have illegally obtained Oregon hunting/angling license or tags. People who "work" the system and falsely apply for resident license or tags are not legally hunting or angling and are considered poachers.


Rewards:
Bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose $1,000

Elk, deer, antelope $500

Bear, cougar, wolf $300

Habitat destruction $300

Illegally obtaining Oregon hunting or angling license or tags $200

Game fish, shell fish $100

Upland birds, waterfowl $100

Fur-bearers $100

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Suspect identified in offensive littering case in Tillamook County (Photo) - 04/10/17

On February 12th, 2017, Fish and Wildlife Troopers from the Tillamook OSP office received multiple complaints of an abandoned boat along scenic Highway 6 near milepost 31. The boat was overflowing with household trash and tires. Some of the trash was scattered down the embankment and into the Wilson River.

All of the boats identifying numbers had been altered or scratched off to avoid detection, making the boat's original owner extremely hard to track down. After a long and thorough investigation, taking the Troopers into various cities outside their normal area of operation, they discovered that the suspect had moved from St Helen's to Beaverton and could not keep the boat at his new residence.

The suspect was identified as 28 year old Justin Lee Savage who was criminally cited and released for littering within 100 yards of a waterway.

The Oregon Department of Transportation crews removed the boat from the highway right of way and picked up trash from the Wilson River. Restitution for costs accrued during the removal of the vessel and trash will be sought, upon conviction.

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OSP Traffic stop results in large Methamphetamine seizure (Photo) - 04/10/17

On Wednesday, April 5, 2017 an OSP Trooper stopped a 1996 Ford Taurus bearing a California license plate for a turn signal violation northbound on I-5 near milepost 243, which is in Marion County.

During the contact with the two occupants, the Trooper suspected criminal activity and requested consent to search, which was granted. The search revealed approximately 14 pounds of methamphetamine in a garbage bag in the trunk of the car. The driver, 47 year old Arturo Lua Carbajal and passenger, 54 year old Ernesto Chavez-Cruz were both arrested and lodged at the Marion County jail for possession and distribution of methamphetamine.

OSP drug enforcement Detectives are continuing the investigation.

Attached Media Files: Marion Co , Marion Co , OSP
Oregon State Police Detectives seeking information in shooting - Cave Junction - 04/09/17

Just after 2:00 am, on April 9, 2017, Oregon State Police Troopers assigned to the Grants Pass Patrol Worksite, responded to a reported shooting occurring in front of Art's Red Garter Steakhouse in Cave Junction. Upon arrival, one male was discovered with a gunshot wound to the chest. The male was identified as 32 year old Cave Junction resident, Andre Dwayne Wright. Wright was transported to the Rogue Regional Emergency Room for critical injuries.

OSP detectives assigned to the Major Crimes Section in Central Point responded and are investigating the incident. There have been no arrests made in connection with this shooting. Anyone with information regarding this event is encouraged to contact the Oregon State Police Southern Dispatch Center at (541) 664-4600.

Ongoing officer involved shooting investigation - Marion County - 04/07/17

The Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation into today's officer involved shooting in Marion County.

Preliminary information indicates that on Friday, April 7th, at 12:16pm, Sergeant JASON HICKAM, a 15-year veteran of the Marion County Sheriff's Office, made a traffic stop on a vehicle on Boones Ferry Rd near Highway 99E, driven by JUAN FRANCISCO MARTINEZ (35). A confrontation ensued, and Sergeant HICKAM was injured by the vehicle as it fled the scene. Sergeant HICKAM fired one shot towards MARTINEZ during this incident.

Sergeant HICKAM was released from a local hospital shortly after receiving treatment for his injuries and is recovering. Media is asked to respect his privacy at this time.
MARTINEZ was apprehended at 4:35pm by the Salem Police Department. He will be lodged at the Marion County Jail.

Sergeant HICKAM has been placed on paid administrative leave as is statutorily required during Senate Bill 111 officer use of force situations.

Subsequent information will be released by the Marion County District Attorney's Office as it becomes available.


***End Update***

**Previous Release Issued by Marion County Sheriff's Office**

Deputy Injured During Traffic Stop (Photo) - 04/07/17
The investigation into today's events is still continuing and being lead by the Oregon State Police. The Sheriff's Office can confirm that the deputy involved in today's events sustained minor injuries and is expected to make a full recovery.

This is currently an active investigation and the Sheriff's Office is not prepared to release any further details. The Sheriff's Office is turning all additional media communication over to the Oregon State Police.

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Today at 12:16 p.m. a deputy with the Marion County Sheriff's Office attempted to stop a vehicle on Boones Ferry Road NE near Highway 99 near Woodburn. At some time during the interaction the vehicle struck the deputy and shots were fired. During the altercation the deputy did suffer injuries from being struck by the vehicle and he is being treated at a local hospital.

Pursuant to the guidelines set forth in Senate Bill 111 the Marion County Sheriff's Office has asked the Oregon State Police to be the primary investigating agency. There are no additional details at this time.

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Washington woman loses life in fatal crash - Willamette Pass Lane County (Photo) - 04/07/17

On April 7, 2017 at approximately 2:30 pm, OSP Troopers responded to a fatal single vehicle crash on Highway 58 near milepost 52. This location is about 17 miles east of Oakridge.

Preliminary investigation indicates a grey 2016 Ford Focus, operated by 35 year old Tacoma Washington resident Kami Palmer and passenger, 41 year old Frederick Larry, also from Tacoma, was traveling westbound on Highway 58. Palmer was executing a pass and for unknown reasons lost control of the vehicle. The Ford traveled off of the roadway and crashed into a tree, coming to a rest in the ditch.

Both Palmer and Larry were transported via ground ambulance to the Riverbend Hospital in Springfield. Palmer died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash and Larry is being treated for serious injuries.

Speed is considered to be a contributing factor in the crash and both occupants were wearing safety restraints. OSP was assisted at the scene by ODOT, Crescent Fire and Rescue and Oakridge Fire and Rescue.

Attached Media Files: hwy_58.JPG
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Fatal crash on Highway 78 east of Burns (Photo) - 04/06/17

On April 5, 2017 shortly after 9:00 am, Oregon State Police Troopers responded to a motorcycle versus commercial motor vehicle crash on Highway 78 and Newton Road, 21 miles east of Burns.

Preliminary investigation revealed that both vehicles were traveling eastbound on Highway 78. The motorcycle operator, 42 year old Gresham resident Joshua Grant, slowed to turn left onto Newton Road. The semi-tractor trailer, operated by 42 year old Nevada resident Terry Farris, began to pass on the left as the motorcycle turned into the passenger side of the CMV.

Grant was pronounced deceased at the scene as a result of the crash. Farris was not injured and the incident was determined to not criminal in nature.

OSP was assisted by the Harney County EMS, Harney County Sheriff's Office, Harney County District Attorney's Office and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

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Early morning crash north of Marcola kills local area resident - 04/06/17

On April 6, 2017 at about 3:30 am, Oregon State Police Troopers and Lane County Sheriff's Office Deputies responded to a report of a single vehicle crash on Marcola Road near milepost 13. (Marcola area)

The preliminary investigation revealed a red 1999 Ford Mustang, operated by 24 year old Marcola local, Chadley Crespo, and passenger, 27 year old Marcola resident, Rian Moore, were traveling southbound on Marcola Road near milepost 13. The mustang traveled over the oncoming lane, crashed into a driveway access, and ended on its passenger side.

The driver, Crespo was transported to a Springfield area hospital for serious injuries. The passenger, Moore was killed as a result of the crash and was not wearing safety restraints at the time of the crash.

This is an ongoing criminal investigation and alcohol is a contributing factor. OSP was assisted on scene by the Lane County Sheriff's Office and the Lane County District Attorney's Office. Further information will be released as it becomes available.

OSP investigation results in criminal charges against Klamath County Sheriff's Office Corrections Officer - 04/05/17

On March 14, 2017, the Klamath County Sheriff's Office contacted detectives with the Oregon State Police Klamath Falls Area Command regarding information that one of their corrections officers may be having an inappropriate relationship with an inmate at the jail.

After Klamath County Jail staff administration became aware of the possible inappropriate relationship involving a male corrections officer and a female inmate, they immediately referred the investigation to the Oregon State Police.

Oregon State Police detectives interviewed the female inmate at the Klamath County Jail. During the course of the interview, the inmate disclosed sexual contact with the corrections officer.
The Klamath County Sheriff's Office placed the corrections officer on administrative leave following the disclosure.

Oregon State Police Detectives completed a comprehensive investigation resulting in confirmation that the defendant had committed two misdemeanor crimes. The investigation was then referred the Klamath County District Attorney's Office for review.

On April 4, 2017, as a result of the findings of the investigation, the Klamath County District Attorney's Office filed misdemeanor charges of Custodial Sexual Misconduct in the 2nd degree and Official Misconduct in the 1st degree against Bradley Marc Davis, age 26.

On April 5, 2017, Mr. Davis was arraigned in Klamath County Circuit Court on the above listed charges. Mr. Davis pled guilty to Custodial Sexual Misconduct 2nd degree and Official Misconduct in the 1st degree.

Three Vehicle Crash Claims Life of California Woman -- Klamath County - 04/03/17

On April 2, 2017 at approximately 12:40pm, Oregon State Troopers responded to a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 97 near milepost 286, which is about 10 south of Klamath Falls in Klamath County.

Preliminary investigation indicates that a 1994 Chevrolet pickup, operated by Jesus FLORES-NUNEZ, age 61, of Bend, OR, was traveling northbound on Hwy 97 when for an unknown reason was rear-ended by a 2017 Chrysler van, operated by Tamatha Crystal MARTIN, age 38, from California. The van then traveled into the southbound lane and collided head on with a 2014 Dodge pickup, operated by Karen WILSON, age 59, from California. MARTIN was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The passenger with MARTIN, Trevor FOSTER, age 23, from Florida, was taken by air to Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford. The passengers in the Dodge pickup, Tina HOYIM, age 53, and Melissa Strubel, age 50, were transported to Sky Lakes Medical Center. Martha FLORES, age 61, was traveling with her husband in the Chevrolet pickup and they were transported to Sky Lakes Medical Center. The extent of their injuries is unknown.

Both lanes of Hwy 97 remained closed for approximately nine hours while Troopers investigated the crash. Oregon State Police was assisted on scene by Klamath County Fire Districts 1 and 4, Klamath County Sheriff's office, Kingsley Field Fire Department, Klamath Air Link and the Oregon Department of Transportation. No Photos are available

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Oregon State Police Seizes Approximately 6 kilos of Cocaine from Traffic Stop (Photo) - 03/31/17

On March 31, 2017, shortly after 1:00am, an Oregon State Police Trooper stopped a vehicle on Interstate 5 near milepost 33 for a traffic violation. The stop occurred north of Medford, in Jackson County. The driver, 30 year old Juan Yonic PEREZ PALAFOX, is from the state of Washington. He was the only occupant of the vehicle - a 2007 Mercury SUV.

The Trooper suspected criminal activity and PEREZ PALAFOX consented to a search of his vehicle. Troopers located the narcotics in the back seat. PEREZ PALAFOX was taken into custody and lodged in the Jackson County Jail on the charges of Possession, Delivery, and Manufacturing of Cocaine. The investigation is ongoing and no further information is available at this time.

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Update *Names Released* Fatal Crash on Hwy 372 near milepost 21 -- Deschutes County (Photo) - 03/31/17

On March 30, 2017 at approximately 10:20am, OSP was dispatched to a serious injury crash involving two vehicles. The crash occurred near the entrance to the Sunrise Lodge on Mount Bachelor which is on Hwy 372 near milepost 21.

Preliminary investigation revealed a gray 2002 Suzuki SUV, occupied by three, was traveling westbound on SR 372 near milepost 21 when the driver, Alden Taylor (39 YOA) of Eugene, Oregon lost control of his vehicle on the snow/ice covered roadway. The vehicle went into the path of a white 2005 Chevrolet Express Van that was traveling eastbound.

TAYLOR was seriously injured as a result of the crash and had to be extricated from the vehicle. Taylor's two children, Elijah J. Taylor (11 YOA) and Quinlan G. Taylor (16 YOA)both from Eugene, Oregon, accompanied him in the vehicle. Elijah Taylor was critically injured and died during transport to the hospital. Quinlan Taylor sustained moderate injuries. Bend Fire & Rescue transported all occupants to Saint Charles Medical Center in Bend, Oregon. Next of kin notifications have been made.

The Chevrolet Express van was driven by Stephen Richardson, age 60 from Bend, Oregon. Richardson sustained minor injuries and was also transported by Bend Fire & Rescue to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, Oregon.

OSP was assist was assisted at the scene by ODOT, Deschutes County SO, Mt. Bachelor Ski Patrol, Air Link, Bend Fire & Rescue, Sun River Fire Department and numerous good Samaritans. The highway was closed for several hours while an OSP Crash Reconstructionist investigated the scene and the vehicles were able to be removed. The investigation is ongoing.

Attached Media Files: Fatal Hwy 372 mp 21
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Gresham Man Dies in a Fatal Crash on Interstate 205 near milepost 13 - Clackamas County (Photo) - 03/30/17

On March 26, 2017, about 10:46 p.m., OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two-vehicle head-on crash, on Interstate 205 near milepost 13 (Clackamas County).

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2006 Dodge Magnum, operated by Bryan Kevin SHERBAHN, age 49, of Clackamas, was northbound when, for unknown reasons, it crossed the median and struck a southbound 1997 Ford Ranger, operated by Thomas Charles DURHEIM, age 60, of Gresham, head-on. DURHEIM was pronounced deceased at the scene and SHERBAHN was transported to OHSU Hospital for treatment of his injuries. There were no other occupants in the vehicles.

OSP was assisted by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, the Oregon Department of Transportation, Happy Valley Police, Clackamas County Criminal Reconstruction and Forensics Team (CRAFT) and Clackamas County Fire Department. The Highway was closed for 6 hours for purposes of the investigation.

Alcohol is being investigated as a contributing factor in the crash. More information will be released when it becomes available as this is an ongoing investigation.

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***Update-Name Released*** Fatal Pedestrian Crash on Interstate 5 at Milepost 33 - Jackson County (Photo) - 03/29/17

Update:

The deceased pedestrian has been identified at Rip VAN WINKLE, age 46 of Corvallis.

Previously released:

On March 24, 2017, at about 5:28 p.m., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a pedestrian that was struck on Interstate 5, near milepost 33 (Central Point area). Upon emergency crews arriving on scene, they discovered the adult male pedestrian had sustained life threatening injuries.

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2017 Freightliner towing a box trailer, operated by Steve Glenn PEMBERTON, age 52, of Red Bluff, California, was traveling southbound on Interstate 5, in the right lane, when he observed a person run onto the highway. PEMBERTON was unable to avoid colliding with the pedestrian. The pedestrian was transported to Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center for treatment and later pronounced deceased at the hospital for injuries sustained during the crash. The pedestrian has not yet been identified.

PEMBERTON was not injured and is cooperating with investigators as they conducted a reconstruction of the crash site. One lane was closed for approximately three hours following the crash until both lanes were reopened.

OSP was assisted at the scene by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Central Point Police Department, Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Mercy Flights Ambulance, and Fire District Three.

More information will be released when it becomes available.

Attached Media Files: Photo
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Fatal Crash on Highway 11 at milepost 8 - Umatilla County (Photo) - 03/29/17

On March 28th, 2017 at approximately 1:14pm Oregon State Troopers from the Pendleton Area Command responded to a report of a multi-vehicle crash on HWY 11 near milepost 8.

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2008 Ford Explorer operated by Kalli Rae Thompson, age 27 of Bismarck, North Dakota was traveling northbound near milepost 8 when for an unknown reason, her vehicle entered the southbound lane and sideswiped a southbound, 2016 Commercial Motor Vehicle and trailer operated by Dmitriy L. Ryabchinskiy, age 39 of Vancouver, Washington. During the initial collision with the commercial motor vehicle, the rear dual wheels of the trailer were torn off. A second commercial motor vehicle traveling southbound struck debris from the Explorer. The Explorer then traveled off the south shoulder of the roadway and rolled onto its top.

THOMPSON was partially ejected during the collision and pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of both commercial motor vehicles were uninjured in the collision.

A hazardous materials team responded to the scene of the crash due a diesel spill that occurred during the collision. The roadway was shut down for several hours to allow for scene investigation and removal of the crashed vehicles.

The Oregon State Police was assisted at the scene by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Umatilla Tribal Police, Pendleton Fire and Medics, Helix Fire, and the Hermiston Regional Hazmat Team.

Attached Media Files: Hwy 11 MP 8
***Update - Name Release*** Fatal Beach Accident at South Jetty Park Beach - Coos County - 03/27/17

Update:

The deceased female is Aurora GENAI SHEFFEL, age 14, of Eugene.

Previously released:

On March 25, 2017, at about 4:00 p.m., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to South Jetty Park Beach in Bandon, where a log had rolled on top of a juvenile. Upon emergency crews arriving on scene, they discovered the juvenile female that had sustained life threatening injuries.

Preliminary information indicates that a 14-year-old juvenile from Eugene was playing on a log, in the heavy receding tide, when the log rolled on top of her. Witnesses were able to remove the victim from underneath the log after several attempts. Despite the efforts of a responding Bandon Police officer, who administered CPR and the paramedics who performed life saving measures, the victim succumbed to her injuries. The victim was pronounced deceased at South Coos Hospital.

OSP was assisted by Bandon Police Department, Coos County Medical Examiner, Coos County Sheriff Office and Bay Cities Ambulance.

More information will be released when it becomes available.


Oregon Parks and Recreation Department: State Parks (Safety Tip)

The ocean is strong enough to pick up even the biggest log and roll it down on top of you. Some logs may look small, but even the tiny ones can be waterlogged and weigh tons.

How to play it safe: If you see a log in the surf or on wet sand, stay off it.

https://www.oregon.gov/oprd/PARKS/pages/beach_tips.aspx#Watch_those_logs

Troopers Arrest a Terrebonne Man during a Rally at the Capitol Mall - Marion County - 03/25/17

On March 25, 2017, at about 11:00 a.m., Oregon State Police Troopers responded to the area just outside the Oregon Capitol where 200 to 300 people of two opposing groups were involved in a disturbance. One person identified as Matthew Curtis HEAGY, age 31, of Terrebonne, used pepper spray and sprayed a trooper. The subject was detained and found to also be carrying a concealed firearm.

It was determined that HEAGY is a convicted felon and was in possession of a Firearm. During the time of the event, the firearm was never displayed.

HEAGY was arrested for the following charges:
* Felon in Possession of a Firearm
* Carry Concealed Weapon - Firearm

This is an active investigation and no further information is available.