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Update #1-Officer involved shooting investigation-Grants Pass Police Department-Josephine County - 09/23/22

UPDATE-Name and additional details released

On Monday September 19, 2022 at 7:55 PM, officers from the Grants Pass Police Department responded to a call reporting suspicious activity in progress at a city park. Upon police contact, a male suspect fled the scene on foot and officers canvassed the neighborhood in an attempt to locate him. During the search, one of the officers encountered an armed male resident in the area. During the encounter, the resident was shot by the officer. The resident is identified as Mark Barrett Caldwell (46) of Grants Pass.

Immediate first aid was given to Caldwell and he was transported to an area hospital with critical injuries. On September 22, 2022, Caldwell was pronounced deceased at Rogue Valley Medical Center in Medford.

Police are still searching for the initial male suspect who fled and are seeking assistance from the public. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Oregon State Police Dispatch Center at 800-442-0776 or *OSP (*677) from your mobile phone. 

This continues to be an active investigation and no further information will be released at this time.

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On Monday, September 19, 2022 at 7:55 PM, officers from the Grants Pass Police Department responded to a call reporting suspicious activity in progress at a city park. 

In response to the call, an officer involved shooting occurred on SW Westholm Avenue in Grants Pass. An adult male was shot by an officer during the incident. The involved officer has been placed on administrative leave per Senate Bill 111 protocols. 

The incident is being investigated by the Oregon State Police assisted by the Oregon State Police Forensic Laboratory. The investigation will be referred to the Josephine County District Attorney’s Office for review upon completion.

This is an active investigation and no further information will be released at this time. 

Fatal Crash on Hwy 219-Yamhill County - 09/22/22

On Wednesday September 21, 2022 at approximately 5:55pm, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two-vehicle crash on Hwy 219 near milepost 16. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that a black Buell motorcycle, operated by Rylie Carlberg (47) of Cornelius, was traveling southbound when for unknown reasons lost control of the motorcycle and collided with a northbound van, operated by Jose Valverde Ortiz (41) of Beaverton. 

Carlberg sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. Jose Valverde Ortiz, and his passengers, Carlos Savedrra (38) and Abel Valverde Ortiz (34) also of Beaverton, were all uninjured. 

Hwy 219 was closed from Bald Peak Rd to Mountain Top Rd for approximately four hours.

OSP was assisted by Yamhill Co. Sheriff’s Office, Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue and ODOT. 

Fatal Crash on Hwy 199-Josephine County - 09/22/22

On Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at approximately 4:00 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 199 near milepost 38. 

Preliminary investigation revealed a white Ford pickup, operated by an adult male who is a California resident, was northbound and crossed the over the oncoming lanes, exited the roadway and struck several trees. 

The operator of the Ford sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. The name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. 

Hwy 199 was affected for approximately 3 hours. 

OSP was assisted by Josephine County Sheriff’s Office, Illinois Valley Fire Department and ODOT. 

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Oregon State Police Southwest Region Drug Enforcement Team makes Illegal Marijuana Bust- Josephine County (Photo) - 09/21/22

On Thursday, September 15, 2022, the Oregon State Police (OSP) Southwest Region (SWR) Drug Enforcement Section (DES) team and the Interagency Marijuana Enforcement Team (IMET) of Jackson County, served an illegal marijuana manufacturing search warrant in the 6000 block of Granite Hill Rd. Josephine County, Oregon.

Located on the property were thirty-two (32) greenhouses that contained 6,848 illegal marijuana plants, several hundred pounds of hanging/drying marijuana that had been recently harvested, two (2) handguns, and a double-barreled shotgun. 

Also located were several hundred pounds of processed marijuana stored in large black plastic garbage bags contained in a trailer for transport. All illegal marijuana was seized and ultimately destroyed. At least two (2) workers initially fled the property however, one (1) individual was detained, identified, interviewed, and later released.

Josephine County Code Enforcement responded to the scene to investigate as well. 

The property is subject to multiple code violations for solid waste and unpermitted structures (greenhouses).  Josephine County will move forward with enforcement action against the property owner which could result in the closure of the property for one calendar year (illegal drug cultivation) and possible civil forfeiture.

Additionally, Oregon Water Resources Department staff responded to assist and identified violations for the unlawful appropriation of groundwater and unlawful diversion of surface water.  Violations of this kind are subject to both civil and criminal penalties. 

OSP SWR DES and IMET were also assisted by the Department of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

No further information is available for release.

Fatal Crash on Hwy 140E-Klamath County - 09/20/22

On Sunday, September 18, 2022 at approximately 6:05 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 140 E near milepost 10. 

Preliminary investigation revealed a maroon Ford Expedition, operated by Tommy Fleeman (56) of Klamath Falls, as traveling eastbound on an adjacent canal maintenance road that is above Hwy 140E. For unknown reasons the Ford rolled down the embankment and landed on Hwy 140E. Fleeman was not wearing a seatbelt. 

Fleeman sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. 

Hwy 140E was affected for approximately 3 hours. 

OSP was assisted by Klamath County Fire District #1 and ODOT.

Fatal Crash on Hwy 140-Jackson County - 09/20/22

On Sunday, September 18, 2022 at approximately 2:31 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on Hwy 140 near milepost 17 in Jackson County.

Preliminary investigation revealed an eastbound white Lexus SUV, operated by Elizabeth Reynolds of La Jolla, CA, attempted to make a U-turn, turning in front of an eastbound gray Chevrolet Tahoe, operated by Cory M. Trujillo (29) of Grants Pass. The Chevrolet collided with the driver’s side of the Lexus. 

Reynolds sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. Her two dogs survived and were taken to the Jackson County Animal Shelter. Trujillo was uninjured. 

Hwy 140 was affected for approximately 3 hours. 

OSP was assisted by Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, AMR and ODOT. 

Fatal Crash on Hwy 38-Douglas County - 09/20/22

On Sunday, September 18, 2022 at approximately 1:34 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 38 near milepost 53. 

Preliminary investigation revealed a westbound Toyota Prius, operated by Nathan F. Rowe (29) of Yoncalla, lost control of the vehicle while negotiating a curve. The vehicle left the roadway and struck an embankment, overturned and caught fire. 

Rowe sustained critical injuries and was transported to Riverbend Medical Center. A passenger, Kelsey Willburn (28) sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. 

Hwy 38 was affected for 4 hours while the OSP Collision Reconstruction Unit investigated. 

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

Fatal Crash on Hwy 221-Yamhill County - 09/20/22

On Saturday, September 17, 2022 at approximately 11:14 AM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 221 near milepost 11.

Preliminary investigation revealed a northbound Chevrolet Malibu, operated by Javier De Jesus Antonio, (31) of Salem, drifted onto the shoulder of the roadway while negotiating a curve and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle slid across southbound lanes and struck several trees. 

Passengers in the Chevrolet: 

  • Brando Segundo De Jesus (21) sustained fatal injuries after being ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced deceased. 
  • Amador Alvaro (25) of Salem and Adolfo Xicalhua-Xicalhua (20) of Salem were transported to area hospitals with serious injuries. 
  • Gerardo De Santos, (28) of Salem was uninjured and released from the scene

Javier De Jesus Antonio was arrested and lodged in the Yamhill County Jail on charges of DUII – Alcohol, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangering X4, Coercion, Assault III X2, and Manslaughter 2. A BAC of .13% was obtained four hours after the crash. 

Hwy 221 was affected for approximately 6 hours. 

OSP was assisted by Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, Polk County Sheriff's Office, Salem Fire Department, Falck Ambulance and ODOT.

Fatal Crash on Hwy 97-Deschutes County - 09/17/22

On Friday September 16th, 2022 at approximately 8:15AM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a four-vehicle crash on Highway 97 near milepost 127, south of Redmond. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that a silver 2003 Jeep Liberty, operated by a 16-year-old female Redmond resident, had been traveling southbound and for unknown reasons, initiated a lane change and lost control of the vehicle.  The Jeep Liberty crossed over into oncoming lanes, striking a black 2018 Jeep Renegade that was traveling northbound.  The Jeep Renegade was pushed onto the northbound shoulder where it rolled multiple times.  The Jeep Liberty next collided into a northbound white 2012 GMC Yukon, and subsequently an additional vehicle, a grey 2017 Toyota Camry that had been traveling southbound behind the Jeep Liberty. 

The silver Jeep Liberty was operated by a 16-year-old female Redmond resident who sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. 

The Jeep Renegade was operated by, Araceli Rodriguez Giles (21) of Bend, and had passengers Brayan Olvera (23) of Bend, Victorina Giles (53) of Bend and an additional 16-year-old juvenile male.  Giles and the 16-year-old minor in this vehicle were transported to a Bend area hospital where they were treated with non-life-threatening injuries. 

The white GMC Yukon was operated by Bradly Pearce (43) of Bend.  Pearce was uninjured.

The 2017 Toyota Camry was operated by Amie Gassner (39) of Central Point.  Passengers in the vehicle, Jamie Richmond (39) and a 12-year-old female were transported via ground ambulance and treated for non-life-threatening injuries. 

The Oregon State Police were assisted at the scene by the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, Deschutes County Medical Examiner’s office, ODOT, Redmond Fire and Rescue, Department of Human Services and the Deschutes County Chaplain’s service

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Update #2-Name released and timeline of events-Oregon State Police alerting the public of an armed and dangerous suspect last seen in SE Oregon (Photo) - 09/16/22

Update #2-Suspect name and timeline of events released

The suspect in a multi-state crime spree has been identified as Jamie Lee Cochran (42). He has spent time in West Virginia and Utah but is currently transient. After consultation with partner agencies the following is believed to be the timeline of events:

On Sunday, September 11, 2022, Mr. Cochran is believed to have burglarized a daycare in Salt Lake City, UT, where he stole a van that was driven through the fence of the daycare. The stolen van was later located in Elko, NV.

On Tuesday, September 13, 2022, Mr. Cochran is then believed to have stolen a quad that was driven to a residence where a home invasion robbery was committed. An orange 2001 Dodge Dakota pickup was stolen during the home invasion robbery from the residence in Elko, NV.

On the morning of Wednesday, September 14, 2022, deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office (NV) attempted to stop the 2001 orange Dodge Dakota pickup. The vehicle began attempting to elude the deputies while deputies pursued the vehicle towards Oregon. Oregon authorities were notified of the pursuit headed into Oregon.

Lake County Sheriff’s Office deputies (OR) and Oregon State Troopers responded on Highway 140 towards Nevada. A Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy and an Oregon State Trooper located the vehicle on Highway 140, just east of Adel, OR. The vehicle immediately began eluding officers and drove off road on to private farm fields. Deputies and Troopers lost sight of the vehicle a short time later.

Additional Troopers were called into the area to assist the Lake County Sheriff’s Office with the search for Mr. Cochran, who had not been identified at that point. The ground search was assisted by an Oregon State Police airplane, a helicopter and airplane from the California Highway Patrol, and a helicopter from the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office (NV). The ground search involved over 50 officers from multiple jurisdictions.

Officers were unable to locate the stolen orange Dakota, or Mr. Cochran.

On Thursday, September 15, 2022, at approximately 12:15 PM, Jamie Lee Cochran was taken into custody in the Fremont National Forest, in the Warner Mountains east of Lakeview, OR. Mr. Cochran was taken into custody by an Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Sergeant, a U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement Officer, and a Bureau of Land Management Law Enforcement Ranger. The stolen Dodge Dakota pickup was found in the McDowell Creek area, west of Plush, OR. Mr. Cochran was taken into custody approximately 6 miles from where his truck was located and was armed with a stolen handgun when arrested. 

The Oregon State Police was assisted in the investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office (OR), the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office (NV), the Elko County Sheriff’s Office (NV), the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office (NV), the Salt Lake City Police Department, the California Highway Patrol, US Forest Law Enforcement, Bureau of Land Management Law Enforcement Rangers, and Bureau of Indian Affairs Law Enforcement.

Cochran was lodged in the Lake County Jail on outstanding warrants from Elko, NV. Additional charges of Elude-Felony, Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle and Theft 1 (possession of stolen firearm) are pending.

No further information will be released. 

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Update #1-The suspect has been located and is in custody. Further updates will be provided as information becomes available.

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On September 14, 2022 at approximately 10:19 AM, the Oregon State Police were advised Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was in pursuit of an armed and dangerous suspect that had committed multiple violent felonies from Salt Lake City, Utah to Elko, Nevada.  The vehicle entered Oregon on Hwy 140 and was last seen northbound from Plush, OR. 

The vehicle and suspect have not been located. The vehicle is described as burnt orange/silver 2001 Dodge Dakota 4-door. The plate is Nevada-436 NTR. The suspect is described as a white male adult, approximately 6 feet tall with a thin build, and beard. His clothing has been described as black jacket, brown pants with a baseball cap. The pants were also described as tan camouflage. 

The suspect should be considered armed and dangerous, having committed prior home invasions and car-jackings. He should not be approached and if seen call 911 or contact the Oregon State Police Dispatch Center at 800-442-0776 or *OSP (*677) from your mobile phone.

Fatal Crash on Hwy 99E-Marion County - 09/16/22

On Thursday, September 15, 2022 at approximately 8:27 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian crash on Hwy 99E near milepost 31. 

Preliminary investigation revealed a pedestrian, identified as William Morrison (59) of Woodburn, was crossing Hwy 99E when he was struck by a white GMC Sierra, operated by Daniel Sharabin (20) of Woodburn. 

Morrison sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. Sharabin was uninjured. Investigation into this crash is on-going. 

Hwy 99E was affected for approximately 5 hours. 

OSP was assisted by Hubbard Police Department, Woodburn Police Department and ODOT

Fatal Crash on Hwy 18-Yamhill County - 09/16/22

On Thursday, September 15, 2022 at approximately 3:03 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded two-vehicle crash on Hwy 18 near milepost 42, west of McMinnville. 

Preliminary investigation revealed an eastbound silver Hyundai Sante Fe, operated by Richard Humphrey (62) of Dayton, attempted to pass a gray Acura MDX, operated by Eddie Habre (68) of Happy Valley. The Hyundai struck the rear of the Acura during the passing maneuver and then re-entered the westbound lane again, colliding head-on with a Peterbilt dump truck, operated by Arlie Kilgore (68) of Sheridan. 

Richard Humphrey and his passenger, Patricia Humphrey (77) of Dayton, sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased. Their dog also died in the collision. Habre and Kilgore were uninjured. 

Alcohol and speed are being investigated as contributing factors. 

Hwy 18 was affected for approximately 5 hours.

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

Critical injury crash on Hwy 22E-Marion County - 09/16/22

On Thursday, September 15, 2022 at approximately 11:36 AM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 22E near milepost 25.  

Preliminary investigation revealed an eastbound gray Subaru Outback, operated by Randy Flickinger (65) of Salem, left the roadway for unknown reasons. The vehicle struck a tree on the westbound shoulder. 

Randy Flickinger and his passenger, Lorella Flickinger (73) of Salem, were flown via Life Flight to area hospitals in critical condition. 

Hwy 22E was closed from approximately 1 hour. 

OSP was assisted by Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Linn County Sheriff’s Office and ODOT. 

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Oregon State Police Northwest Region Marijuana Team Serves Search Warrant, Recovers Stolen Property, and Rescues Livestock (Photo) - 09/15/22

On September 13, 2022, the Oregon State Police, Drug Enforcement Section, Northwest Region Marijuana Team (OSP NWR MJ) served search warrants on South Criteser Road, south of Oregon City, OR.  Investigators with NWR MJ began the investigation after discovering 22 greenhouses not registered to grow hemp or licensed to grow marijuana.

During the search warrant operation, investigators found nine horses and four cattle that were malnourished and in need of veterinary care. The Oregon Humane Society and Sound Equine Options, an Oregon based non-profit equine rescue organization, responded to help with documenting animal evidence and to take possession of the horses and cattle.

Also discovered were 2987 marijuana plants, approximately 3000 pounds of bulk marijuana and four firearms.  NWRMJ recovered stolen property including two tractors, a track hoe, a travel trailer, a heavy-haul trailer, a pickup truck and an SUV.  NWR MJ seized a Lamborghini sports car as a suspected proceed of the marijuana growing operation.

Investigators contacted eight individuals living in multiple locations throughout the approximately 75-acre property. The case and potential felony marijuana and animal neglect charges will be referred to the Clackamas County District Attorney’s Office.

NWR MJ was assisted in the operation by the Clackamas County Interagency Taskforce, the Westside Interagency Narcotics Team, the Linn Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team, the Gresham Police Department, Clackamas County Code Enforcement, The Oregon Humane Society, and Sound Equine Options. 

 

Fatal Crash on Hwy 38-Douglas County - 09/13/22

On Monday, September 12, 2022 at approximately 5:00 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 38 near milepost 35. 

Preliminary investigation revealed an eastbound blue Ford Explorer, operated by Agustin Ruiz Ambriz (59) of Springfield, failed to negotiate a curve, crossed over the westbound lane and struck a concrete irrigation canal on the westbound shoulder.  

Ruiz Ambriz sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. 

OSP was assisted by Elkton Fire Department, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Drain Ambulance and ODOT. 

Fatal Crash on Hwy 97-Deschutes County - 09/13/22

On Sunday, September 11, 2022 at 2:18 AM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 97 near milepost 113. 

Preliminary investigation revealed a northbound white Ford Expedition, operated by Ted Anderson (64) of Bend, left the roadway and rolled. Anderson was ejected from the Expedition. 

Anderson sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. 

Hwy 97 was closed for approximately 3 hours. 

OSP was assisted by Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and ODOT. 

Fatal Crash on Hwy 101-Lincoln County - 09/11/22

On Friday, September 9, 2022 at approximately 8:15 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on Hwy 101 at milepost 121. 

Preliminary investigation revealed a southbound white Toyota FJ Cruiser, operated by Kendra Lee Peracca (57) of Gleneden Beach, crossed over the center line and crashed head-on with a northbound red Acura TL, operated by Nancy Ann VICKSTROM (74). 

Peracca was transported via Life Flight to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. Vickstrom was also transported via Life Flight but sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital. Alcohol is being investigated as a contributing factor in this crash.

Hwy 101 was closed for approximately 6 hours while the OSP Collision Reconstruction Unit investigated. 

OSP was assisted by North Lincoln Fire and Rescue,  Lincoln County Sheriff's Office and ODOT Incident Response. 

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Update-Oregon State Police Southwest Region Drug Enforcement Team makes illegal marijuana bust (photos)-Jackson County (Photo) - 09/09/22

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On Thursday, September 8, 2022, the Oregon State Police Southwest Region Drug Enforcement Section (DES) team served an illegal marijuana search warrant in the 4000 block of Fish Lake Road in Jackson County.

Located on the property were several large greenhouses with 3,162 illegal marijuana plants and several hundred pounds of hanging/drying marijuana which had been recently harvested. Also located were several hundred pounds of processed marijuana that had been packaged for transport. All illegal marijuana was seized and destroyed. Five (5) individuals were detained, identified, interviewed, and released.

Jackson County Code Enforcement responded and issued the property owner, who did not reside at the location, citations totaling $43,000.00 for violations including nineteen (19) unapproved greenhouse structures, solid waste, failure to maintain marijuana production approval, camping within a marijuana grow site, temporary fencing within a marijuana grow site and multiple unsafe and nonpermitted electrical installations.

The investigation is on-going and no further information is available at this time.

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Update #3-Arrest made in road rage homicide on Hwy 18- Polk County (Photo) - 09/09/22

UPDATE #3: 

Oregon State Police Detectives in conjunction with Polk County Major Crimes Team have continued the investigation into the shooting death of Dennis Gerard Anderson on July 13, 2022 on Hwy 18. A suspect was developed, and an arrest warrant was obtained for Justin Nathaniel McAnulty (23) of Beaverton. On September 9, 2022 the Portland Police Bureau SERT Team served a search warrant on McAnulty’s residence and he was arrested at shortly after 4:00 am.  McAnulty was lodged in Polk County Jail. 

This incident is still under investigation. 

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Investigators are updating the description of the suspect vehicle as well as releasing a third photo. The vehicle is believed to be a BMW 3 Series with a body style similar to a 2006.

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We are releasing the name of the victims in this case.  The deceased male victim was identified as Dennis Gerard Anderson (45).  The passenger in his car was identified as Brandy Dawn Goldsbury (46).

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On July 13, 2022, at approximately 9:00 P.M. OSP responded to Hwy 18 milepost 15 in Polk County to a report of a shooting.  

Preliminary investigation revealed the shooting was the result of a suspected road rage incident, in which the victim pulled over and stopped to let the suspect vehicle pass.  The suspect vehicle stopped next to the victim, the victim got out of his car, and multiple shots were fired from the suspect vehicle.  The shots are reported to be fired by the passenger of the suspect vehicle.   The suspect vehicle then left the scene.  


The victim was declared dead at the scene.  A passenger in the car was not injured.  The passenger described the suspect vehicle and the passenger of the suspect vehicle.   The description of the car is a black car with a round emblem on the hood.  The description of the passenger in the suspect car was a younger male, less than 25 years old, medium complexion, and small in stature with short dark hair.

Officers from multiple agencies responded to the area but were unable to locate the suspect's vehicle. One individual matching the description was detained, interviewed, and eventually released.  

OSP Detectives are urging anyone with information about this case to call the Oregon State Police Dispatch at 1-800-452-7888, *OSP (*677). Reference case number SP22177525.

This is an ongoing investigation.

OSP Detectives are being assisted by Detectives from the Polk County Major Crimes Team.

Fatal Crash on Hwy 26-Clackamas County - 09/07/22

On Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at approximately 7:10 AM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a commercial motor vehicle versus pedestrian crash on Hwy 26 at E. Sylvan Drive. 

Preliminary investigation revealed a Peterbilt commercial truck, operated by Cody Hopper (34) of Terrebonne, was westbound on Hwy 26 and slowed approaching the E. Sylvan Drive intersection. A pedestrian, Lynn Proctor (75) of Sandy, was on the westbound shoulder watching eastbound traffic and proceeded across Hwy 26 into the path of the Peterbilt. The driver attempted to avoid the pedestrian but one of the two trailers being towed struck Proctor. 

Proctor sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. Hopper was uninjured. 

Hwy 26 was affected for approximately 4 hours. 

OSP was assisted by Clackamas County Sheriff’s Department, AMR and Hoodland Fire Department.

Serious Injury Crash on Hwy 26-Clackamas County - 09/05/22

On Saturday, September 3, 2022 at approximately 8:08 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on Hwy 26 near milepost 17.

Preliminary investigation revealed a black Yamaha motorcycle, operated by Mitchell Rogers (24) of Sandy, was westbound on Hwy 26. A silver Dodge Caravan, operated by Ronald Young (65) of Portland, attempted to cross Hwy 26 southbound on Stone Road and collided with the Yamaha. Two contributing factors are being investigated; excess speed of the motorcycle and impairment of Young. Additionally, the driver of an uninvolved third vehicle that stopped at the scene was arrested for DUII. 

Rogers sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported via LifeFlight to OHSU. Young was not injured. 

Hwy 26 was affected for approximately 7 hours while the OSP Collision Reconstruction Unit investigated. 

OSP was assisted by Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, AMR, Gresham Fire Department, LifeFlight and ODOT.

Fatal Crash on Hwy 101-Tillamook County - 09/05/22

On Saturday, September 3, 2022 at approximately 3:28 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 101 near milepost 84. 

Preliminary investigation revealed a southbound blue Toyota Sienna, operated by Thomas Still (73) of Aumsville, left the roadway, striking a utility pole and then a tree. 

Still sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. 

Hwy 101 was affected for approximately 4 hours.

OSP was assisted by Nestucca Rural Fire and Rescue, Tillamook PUD and ODOT Incident Response. 

Fatal Crash on Hwy 99W-Polk County - 09/03/22

On Friday, September 2, 2022 at approximately 4:14 AM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 99W near milepost 53. 

Preliminary investigation revealed a northbound Dodge 3500 pickup, operated by Justin Rosenberry (32) of McMinnville, struck a guardrail and lost control, rolling several times. Impairment is being investigated as a contributing factor. 

Rosenberry sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. A passenger, Colten Bolson-Oakes (31) of Lafayette, was transported with minor injuries. 

Hwy 99W was closed for approximately 6 hours.

OSP was assisted by Polk County Fire and Medics, Polk County Sheriff’s Department and ODOT. 

Fatal Crash on Hwy 211-Clackamas County - 09/02/22

On Thursday, September 1, 2022 at approximately 9:05 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on Hwy 211 near milepost 4. 

Preliminary investigation revealed a southbound Victory motorcycle, operated by Levi Vargas (31) of Sandy, attempted to pass in a no passing zone and collided head-on into a northbound Kia Spectra, operated by Charles Maples (31) of Sandy. Impairment is being investigated as a contributing factor in the crash. 

Vargas was transported via Life Flight, but he sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at OHSU. 

Hwy 211 was closed for approximately 2 hours while the Collision Reconstruction Unit investigated the scene. 

OSP was assisted by Sandy Police Department, Sandy Fire Department, Life Flight and ODOT. 

Update-Names released-Critical injury crash on Hwy 26-Clackamas County - 09/01/22

Update:

The drivers of the involved vehicles have been identified as:

Chevrolet pickup: Blake Welding (22) of Damascus

CMV tanker: Henry Sanders (40) of Mississippi

 

On Monday, August 29, 2022, at 3:55 AM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on Hwy 26 at Stone Road. 

Preliminary investigation revealed a Chevrolet pickup, operated by an unidentified male, was driving north on Stone Road. As the pickup approached the intersection of Hwy 26 it failed to yield for the stop sign and collided into a commercial motor vehicle (tanker) that was eastbound on Hwy 26.  Both vehicles came to a rest on the eastbound shoulder and fuel erupted from the tanker truck which caught fire. Three Multnomah County Deputies arrived on scene and pulled the pickup driver out just before the vehicle erupted into flames. Impairment is being investigated as a contributing factor. 

The operator of the Chevrolet was transported in critical condition to an area hospital. The operator of the CMV was transported with minor injuries. Names will be released in a subsequent update. 

Hwy 26 is still affected by this crash. 

Klamath County Major Crime Team-Death investigation-Klamath County - 08/31/22

On Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at 5:55 PM, Klamath County 911 received a report a female had just been shot at 12009 Clovis Drive. 

Klamath County Sheriff’s Deputies and Oregon State Police Troopers responded and located Shannon Renee Cobillas-Graham (41) and Robert Lee Cudo (63) deceased in the yard at 12009 Clovis Drive. The Klamath County Major Crime Team was activated to investigate the incident.

Preliminary investigation indicates that Shannon Renee Cobillas-Graham was shot and killed by Robert Lee Cudo, then Mr. Cudo died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. This investigation is ongoing. 

The Klamath County Major Crime Team consists of the Oregon State Police, the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office, the Klamath Falls City Police Department, Klamath County Community Corrections, and the Klamath County District Attorney’s Office

Fatal hit and run crash on Interstate 5-Seeking public assistance-Marion County - 08/31/22

On Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at approximately 12:42 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers responded to a report of a deceased individual located on southbound Interstate 5 near milepost 253. 

Preliminary investigation revealed a pedestrian, identified as Cassandra Sullivan (35) of Salem, was struck by a vehicle. Sullivan sustained fatal injuries and was discovered by a litter crew on the shoulder of the road. It is believed that she was struck sometime during the evening of August 29 or the morning of August 30.

OSP investigators are seeking public assistance in locating the vehicle that struck her. The suspect vehicle is believed to be a:

  • Subaru: 2012-16 Impreza, 2013-2017 Cross Trek or a 2014-2018 Forrester 
  • crystal white pearl in color
  • damage to the right front
  • was traveling southbound on Interstate 5 on evening of August 29 to morning of August 30, 2022.

Witnesses or anyone with information are encouraged to contact the Oregon State Police Dispatch Center at 800-442-0776 or *OSP (*677) from your mobile phone. Reference case number SP22-229957.

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OSP Northwest Region Marijuana Team and the Clackamas County Interagency Task Force Serve Warrants at Two Woodburn-Area Illegal Marijuana Grows (Photo) - 08/30/22

On Friday, August 26, 2022, Oregon State Police, Drug Enforcement Section, Northwest Region Marijuana Team (OSP NWR MJ) and the Clackamas County Interagency Task Force (CCITF) served search warrants at two nearby locations on South Schneider Road north of Woodburn, OR.  The investigation began after law enforcement was alerted by businesspersons working in the regulated cannabis industry. Investigators with NWR MJ and CCITF began following up on the information provided and found 57 greenhouses not registered to grow hemp or licensed to grow marijuana.

 During the search warrant operation, investigators seized 11,179 marijuana plants for destruction and found a large amount of harvested marijuana in various stages of drying and trimming.  Also discovered during the operation were over two pounds of methamphetamine, 510 imported pills that were various Schedule II Controlled Substances, 15 firearms and one home-made firearm suppressor.  A significant number of stolen vehicles were recovered including a tractor, two motorcycles, a side-by-side ATV, a quad ATV, a trailer full of an electrician’s equipment, a flatbed-gooseneck equipment trailer and a small enclosed trailer taken from a McMinnville area church. 

 Several suspects were contacted, interviewed, and released.  The case and potential charges will be referred to the Clackamas County District Attorney’s Office.

 NWR MJ and CCITF were assisted in the operation by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the Woodburn Police Department, the Keizer Police Department, the Westside Interagency Narcotics Team, the Linn Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team, the Portland Police Bureau, and the Salem Police Department. 

Fatal Crash on Hwy 42-Douglas County - 08/30/22

On Monday, August 29, 2022 at approximately 9:37 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian crash on Hwy 42 near milepost 75. 

Preliminary investigation revealed an eastbound Ford Escape, operated by Maranatha Singleton (23) of Roseburg, struck a pedestrian, Laura Pennington (59) of Roseburg, who was in the lane of travel. 

Pennington sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. Singleton was uninjured and cooperated with investigators at the scene. 

Hwy 42 was closed for approximately 3 hours while Oregon State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit investigated the scene.

OSP was assisted by Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Winston Police Department, Douglas County ADAPT Mobile Crisis Unit and ODOT. 

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Update #1-Officer Involved Shooting Investigation -- McMinnville Police Department (Photo) - 08/29/22

Update #1-Officer names and additional details released. (Photos)

The investigation into an officer-involved shooting in McMinnville on August 23, 2022 continues, the involved officers are identified as Justin Schwartz and Cody Williams. Officer Schwartz began his law enforcement career with the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office in 2009 and has worked for the McMinnville Police Department since 2017. Officer Williams is a three-year veteran of McMinnville Police Department and was previously employed as a police officer in Kansas. 

On August 23, 2022 at about 2:07 PM, Officers Schwartz and Williams responded to an apartment building on SW Barbara Street in McMinnville to investigate a report of a suicidal male at that location. The decedent, later identified as Laurence Dickson (69), had called to report that he felt like he was going to harm himself. Officers arrived and asked Dickson to exit the building to speak with them. When Dickson exited the building, he was carrying what officers believed to be a firearm; however further investigation showed that it was an air gun that is designed to resemble a revolver. Photos have been included of the actual air gun used, the manufacturer’s photo of the air gun and a picture of an actual revolver that it resembles. 

Officer Schwartz told Dickson to drop the weapon, but Dickson pointed it at Officer Schwartz. Officer Schwartz fired one round from his department-issued rifle, striking Dickson in the chest. Officers began to render medical aid and called for medics, but Dickson was declared deceased at the scene. 

This investigation is ongoing, and Oregon State Police is requesting anyone who may have witnessed the incident, and have not been contacted by investigators, to call the Oregon State Police Northern Command Center at 1-800-442-0776 or *OSP refer to OSP Case #SP22-222343. Further media inquiries should be directed to the Oregon State Police. 

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On August 23, 2022, at approximately 2:07 PM, officers from McMinnville Police Department responded to an apartment building on SW Barbara Street in McMinnville to investigate a report of a suicidal male at that location. When officers arrived, the male exited the apartment building and confronted officers. Preliminary investigation has indicated that at least one round was fired by officers, striking the subject. Medical aid was rendered but the subject was declared deceased at the scene. 

The decedent has been identified as Laurence Dickson (69). His immediate next of kin have been notified. 

Pursuant to Yamhill County Senate Bill 111 protocols, the Yamhill County District Attorney’s Office requested Oregon State Police to investigate this incident. Additionally, two McMinnville officers have been placed on administrative leave pursuant to Yamhill County SB111 protocols. Investigators from McMinnville Police Department, Newberg-Dundee Police Department, City of Yamhill Police Department, and the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office also responded to assist. This is an active investigation, and no additional information is available for release at this time.  

Critical injury crash on Hwy 22E-Marion County - 08/29/22

On Sunday, August 28, 2022 at approximately 3:22 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a multiple vehicle crash on Hwy 22E near milepost 43.

Preliminary investigation revealed a westbound white Chevrolet Equinox, operated by Maureen Connealy (63) of Salem, crossed the center line and hit an eastbound brown Freightliner, operated by Jason Gress (43) of Vancouver, Washington. The Freightliner jackknifed into the westbound lane and collided with a gray Honda Odyssey van, operated by Raymond Frankel (79) of Salem. The Freightliner is owned by UPS and was hauling double trailers. 

Connealy was transported via Life Flight to an area hospital with critical injuries. Frankel was transported via Life Flight with serious injuries while his passenger, Elizabeth Frankel (76) of Salem, was transported via ambulance with minor injuries.  Gress was uninjured. 

Hwy 22E was closed for 7 hours while the scene was investigated and cleared. 

OSP was assisted by Gates Fire Department, Detroit Fire Department, Lyons Fire and Medics, Life Flight, Marion County Sheriff’s Office and ODOT.