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Motorcyclist dies in crash north of Albany - Linn County - 06/20/18

On June 19th, 2018 at about 12:35 pm Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a crash involving a motorcycle and an SUV.  The crash occurred near the intersection of Dever-Conner Road and Interstate 5 in Linn County. 

The preliminary investigation revealed a Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by Eric Wayne Clanfield, age 42 of Dallas, was traveling west on Dever-Conner Road.  A Infiniti Sport Utility Vehicle, driven by Kristin Dawn Holcomb, age 44 of Albany, was traveling east on Dever-Conner Road and was attempting to turn left onto the southbound on ramp to I-5.  The SUV turned in front of the motorcycle which resulted in a nearly head on collision.  Clanfield was deceased at the scene due to the injuries he sustained in the crash.  Holcomb was not injured.

Jefferson Fire Department, Linn County Sheriff’s department, Oregon Department of Transportation arrived on scene to assist. 

Dever-Conner Road was closed for about 3 hours.

  

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Update - Names Released - Vehicle crashes into Hellgate Canyon - Josephine County (Photo) - 06/18/18

The operator of the Honda Civic has been identified as Hailee FOX, age 21 from Grants Pass.  FOX sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The passenger Rodrigo, HERRERA, age 24 from Grants Pass.  HERRERA was transported to the hospital for his injuries.

No further information will be released as investigation is continuing

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On June 16, 2018 at approximately 12:50 AM Oregon State Police Troopers responded to a 911 call on Galice Rd.

Preliminary investigation reveals that a female from Grants Pass had called 911 and reported that a male had been assaulted and that he was in need of medical attention.    She stayed on the phone with 911 and began driving to the hospital.  As Troopers were responding they located the male in the middle of Galice Rd. and evidence that a vehicle had left the road and went into Hellgate Canyon.

Rural Metro Fire personnel rappelled into Hellgate Canyon and there they located a Honda Civic with a female operator that sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Oregon State Police was assisted by Josephine County Search and Rescue and Rural Metro Fire.

No further information will be released as investigation is continuing.

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Impairment being investigated in crash on Hwy 99E - Marion County (Photo) - 06/16/18

On June 15, 2018 at approximately 6:26 PM Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle injury crash on Hwy 99E near milepost 43 in Marion County. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2002 Dodge minivan was slowing to make a left turn when it was rear ended by a 2018 Nissan.  The minivan was pushed into the ditch, rolled onto its side, and caught fire.  The six passengers and the operator were able to escape the minivan through broken windows before it became engulfed in flames. All occupants received what are believed to be minor injuries and were not transported to the hospital.

The operator of the Nissan was transported to the hospital where she was cited and released for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, Reckless Driving, and  Driving while Suspended. 

Single vehicle fatal car crash Interstate 5 - Douglas County - 06/16/18

On Friday June 15, 2018 at approximately 4:15PM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Interstate 5 near milepost 95. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that a gold colored Mazda sedan operated by Giancarlo FUELA (male), age 26, of Princeton, MA was traveling northbound on I-5 when for unknown reasons the sedan impacted the concrete median near milepost 95.  The vehicle then veered off the road, crossed both lanes of travel, and struck a rock embankment.  After hitting the rock embankment it rolled and came to rest on the shoulder of I-5. 

A passenger in the vehicle suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. (name will be released next week) 

I-5 northbound traffic was delayed due to single vehicle lane restriction at this location for approximately 3 hours while the scene was being investigated. 

Oregon State Police was assisted by medical personnel and the Oregon Department of Transportation. 

 

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2nd Update - Father and Son Tragedy on the Beach in Rockaway (Photo) - 06/15/18

On Friday June 15, 2018 at approximately 11:00 AM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a deceased person in the surf near Rockaway Beach.  The deceased was determined to be Samuel Vicente ALLEN.  ALLEN was missing and presumed to have drowned after a surfing incident on June 6, 2018.  Allen was found approximately one half mile from where he was last seen on June 6.

Oregon State Police was assisted by Rockaway Beach Fire and Rescue, Rockaway Beach Police Department, and the Tillamook County Medical Examiner.

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Robert Joseph Allen, age 50, from Fort Collins, CO and Samuel Vicente Allen, age 17, from Fort Collins, CO.

The Coast Guard is continuing the search for Samuel Allen.  

 

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On Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at about 2:21pm, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a report of a water rescue occurring on the Pacific Ocean beach adjacent to the city of Rockaway Beach. 

Preliminary investigation revealed a 17 year old male from Fort Collins, Colorado was riding a Boogie Board in the surf when a wave knocked him off his board.  Family members, on the shore, could see he was in distress.  His father, age 50, from Fort Collins, Colorado entered the surf in an attempt to rescue his son.  After several minutes, family members lost sight of both father and son.

A search and rescue effort was begun involving the US Coast Guard and local emergency responders.  While flying over the area, a US Coast Guard helicopter located and recovered the 50 year old male, who was deceased.  The 17 year old male is still missing and is presumed to be deceased.

At this time the search is still ongoing for the 17 year old male.

OSP was assisted by Rockaway Beach Fire and Rescue, the Rockaway beach Police Department, the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office, Tillamook Regional Medical Center Ambulance and the United States Coast Guard.   

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Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Troopers requesting public's help in locating suspect(s) involved in the Unlawful Taking of buck deer. (Photo) - 06/15/18

 

On June 15, 2018, Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Troopers received information of a dead deer located in west Eugene near Churchill High School.  Troopers located a deceased buck deer with an arrow protruding from its mid-section.  This is the second occurrence in the same area of west Eugene and is believed to be related.  Anyone with information regarding the Unlawful Taking of this buck deer or any other deer is asked to contact Trooper Wolcott at 541-868-5056.     

**Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators**

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

The 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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Oregon State Police seeks assistance in Oakridge area poaching case (Photo) - 06/15/18

The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division is asking for the public’s help to identify the person (s) responsible for the unlawful taking of a cow elk on private property near Oakridge.

On the evening of June 2, 2018 Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division Troopers and Oakridge Police Department Officers responded to a report of a trespass in progress with an elk down on private property in the Dunning Road area. The suspect fled the area prior to police arrival.  Investigation revealed a cow elk had been shot and left at the location.

If you have any information regarding this incident please contact Fish and Wildlife Senior Trooper Marshall Maher   through the Turn In Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or 541-953-9942

**Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators**

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

The 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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Single vehicle fatal crash on Hwy 138 - Douglas County - 06/14/18

On Thursday June 14, 2018 at approximately 12:00 PM Oregon State Police, Douglas County Sheriff's Office and other emergency personnel were dispatched to a vehicle in the North Umpqua River near Hwy 138 mile post 44.

Emergency responders located a 2005 Mercury Sable that had for unknown reasons left the roadway, struck a tree, and came to rest partially in the river.  The driver identified as Sandra Mincher, age 68 of Dillard, OR died at the scene as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.  The passenger, a juvenile male, also died at the scene as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.

The Oregon State Police as well as numerous other emergency personnel had been searching for the two and the vehicle since they had been reported as overdue motorists on Wednesday June 13, 2018 at 9:00 PM.  They had been last seen leaving Klamath Falls on Wednesday June 13, 2018 at approximately 1:30 PM enroute to Dillard. 

It is believed that the crash occured sometime around 4:00 PM on Wednesday June 13, 2018. 

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Oregon State Police looking for witnesses to reckless driver- Tillamook County (Photo) - 06/13/18

On June 12, 2018 at approximately 1:25 PM,  Tillamook County Law Enforcement  received a complaint of a reckless driver traveling southbound on Hwy 101 near Manzanita. 

Rockaway Beach PD located the vehicle southbound on 101 and a pursuit started they quickly terminated due to continued reckless driving.  Manzanita PD / Clatsop County SO located the vehicle northbound on 101 and quickly terminated the pursuit due to continued reckless driving.    

The suspect vehicle eventually went east on Hwy 26, where it crashed into the ditch near mile post 9.  The male occupant attempted a carjacking of a female witness, before fleeing into the woods on foot.  Washington County SO responded and assisted with a K-9 and searched the area. 

On June 13, 2018 a suspect was taken into custody.

Oregon State Police is requesting anyone who witnessed the driving of the vehicle to contact Sergeant Dee Rzewnicki at 971-673-4003.

No further information at this time as investigation is continuing.

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UPDATE - Three Lincoln County Residents Involved in Serious Injury Crash on Cape Foulweather (South of Depoe Bay) (Photo) - 06/11/18

UPDATE - On June 11, 2018,  Robert Anthony FRANANO, age 75, of Newport died at the hospital as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.

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On Saturday, June 9, 2018 at approximately 9:15 AM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a report of a two-vehicle serious injury crash on US-101 around milepost 132.

Preliminary investigation revealed a blue 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier, allegedly operated by Rhonda Colleen Jean MESSER, age 38, of South Beach, was traveling southbound on US-101. Messer lost control of the vehicle and it spun into the northbound lanes. The Cavalier crashed, nearly head, on with a silver 2000 Lincoln passenger car operated by Robert Anthony FRANANO, age 75, of Newport.

Both MESSER and a passenger, Gary Blaine MOORE, age 36, of Lincoln City, were ejected from the Cavalier and landed in the ditch on the east side of the roadway.  FRANANO was extricated from the Lincoln by Depoe Bay Fire.  All occupants were transported by air ambulance to various hospitals with serious and critical injuries.

US-101 was closed for five and a half hours following the crash.  OSP was assisted by ODOT, and Depoe Bay Fire District.

Impairment, of Messer, is being considered as a contributing factor of the crash.

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UPDATE -- Previous Release Jan 10, 2018 (attached) - Pendleton Man Lodged on Multiple Fish and Wildlife Charges in Umatilla County -- UPDATE - 06/11/18

St. Pierre plead guilty to the following charges:

-Unlawful take of a trophy whitetail buck

-Trespass with a firearm

-Unlawful take of a trophy whitetail buck

-Unlawful take of a cow elk (X2)

-Exceeding annual bag limit

-Unlawful take of a mule deer buck

-Waste of a game mammal

-Hunting upon cultivated lands of another

-Unlawful take of trophy mule deer buck

-Waste of a game mammal

-Assisting or aiding another in the taking of a buck deer (X2)

-Unlawful take of a trophy bull elk

-Waste of a game mammal

-Unlawful take of a whitetail buck

-Waste of a game mammal

-Unlawful take of mule deer doe

-Waste of a game mammal

St. Pierre was sentenced to 5 years probation, lifetime hunting suspension, 30 days jail, $50,000 restitution, and $500 compensatory fine to be paid to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Youth Day Event.

OSP wants to thank all of the victims, witnesses, and the Umatilla County District Attorney’s Office for all of their help on this lengthy investigation.

 

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PENDLETON MAN LODGED ON MULTIPLE FISH AND WILDLIFE CHARGES IN UMATILLA COUNTY (PHOTO)

News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: January 10th, 2018 12:28 PM

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After a lengthy investigation involving Troopers of the Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division in Pendleton, a Pendleton area man was arrested on January 6, 2018 for multiple misdemeanor charges related to the illegal taking of wildlife on private and public lands within Umatilla County.

In September of 2017 an OSP Fish & Wildlife Trooper received information about alleged illegal hunting activities. As the investigation progressed, the primary suspect was identified as JOSEPH REIDE ST. PIERRE, age 18, from Pendleton, who was alleged to be illegally Hunting, Taking, and Wasting Wildlife on both Public and Private Properties in Umatilla County.

Information obtained during the investigation alleged that JOSEPH REIDE ST. PIERRE was involved in the Unlawful Taking of Wildlife as far back as the fall of 2016, to include a large mule deer buck, 3 large whitetail bucks, and two antlerless elk.

On Saturday January 6th, 2018 JOSEPH REIDE ST. PIERRE was lodged at the Umatilla County jail for probable cause and arraigned on Monday January 8, 2018 for the following charges;
* Unlawful Take of Buck Deer Closed Season-4 counts
* Unlawful Waste of Game animal-2 counts
* Hunting on the Cultivated Lands of Another- 3 counts
* Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm Across a Public Way -2counts
* Hunting prohibited method: Shotgun with shot restrictions -- 1 count
* Unlawful Take of Antlerless Elk -- 2 counts
* Exceeding Annual Bag Limit Elk- 1 Count
* Criminal Trespass In The Second Degree-1 counts
* Criminal Trespass While in Possession of a Firearm-1 count
* Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm from a Motor Vehicle-1 count
* Hunting with the Assistance of Artificial light- 1-count
* Assisting of Aiding another in committing wildlife violation, Unlawful Taking of Buck Deer-2 counts

Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to call the Turn-in-Poacher TIP hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or contact Trooper Tom Juzeler or Senior Trooper Ryan Sharp at the Pendleton office of the Oregon State Police 541-278-4090.

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 $1000
Elk, deer, antelope $500
Bear, cougar, wolf $300
Habitat destruction $300
Illegally obtaining Oregon hunting or angling license or tags $200
Game fish, shellfish $100
Upland birds, waterfowl $100
Furbearers $100

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Fatal crash on Hwy 6 claims life of Tillamook man (Photo) - 06/11/18

On Sunday, June 10, 2018 at about 3:20pm, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a report of a two vehicle, head on crash on Highway 6 near milepost 24.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a white 1996 Saturn SL, operated by George MADSEN IV, age 33, from Tillamook, was traveling westbound on SR Highway 6.  A silver 2006 Chrysler Town and Country van, operated by Debra Ann FRAPPIER, age 60, from Scappoose, was eastbound.  Other occupants of the Chrysler van included, Geraldine Mae MURPHY, age 84, from Warren, Kathy Marie THOMAS, age 56, from Columbia City, and Karen Mae ANDREHSEN, age 62, from Warren. 

The Saturn entered the oncoming lane for an unknown reason and struck the Chrysler van head on.  The Saturn came to rest in the eastbound lane against the guardrail, facing west.  The Chrysler came to rest in the eastbound lane against the guardrail, facing east. 

MADSEN IV, died at the scene as a result of injuries sustained during the crash. 

FRAPPIER and THOMAS were transported by ambulance to Emanuel Hospital in Portland with serious injuries. MURPHY and ANDREHSEN were transported by ambulance to OHSU in Portland with serious injuries. 

Traffic was affected on SR Highway 6 for approximately 4 hours following the crash. 

Oregon State Police was assisted by Tillamook Fire and Rescue, the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office, Tillamook Regional Medical Center Ambulance, Metro West Ambulance, and ODOT.   

 

Fatal crash Hwy 204 near Weston - Umatilla County - 06/10/18

On Sunday, June 10, 2018, at approximately 2 AM, Oregon State Troopers from the Pendleton Area Command responded to a single vehicle collision on Hwy 204 near MP 4. 

The preliminary investigation revealed a Silver 1997 Pontiac Bonneville operated by Jose Osbaldo CORRALES (49) of Walla Walla, Washington WA., with passenger Nicholas Rethel BROWN (37) La Grande, OR, was traveling south bound on Hwy 204  when the driver lost control on a curve and left the roadway at a high rate of speed.   The vehicle rolled multiple times before it came to a stop on it's wheels. 

BROWN was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

CORRALES was extricated from the vehicle and Life Flighted to St. Mary's Hospital in Walla Walla, WA.  St. Mary's personnel were able to stabilize CORRALES and he was then transported by Life Flight to Harborview Medical Center, in Seattle, WA. 

A north bound lane of travel was closed for approximately 5 hours while the crash was investigated.

Oregon State Police was assisted by the East Umatilla County Rural Fire & Rescue, Medic 400, Pendleton Life Flight, Umatilla County Sheriff's Office and ODOT.  

UPDATE ---Two Oregon State Police Troopers Assaulted Investigating an assault in Columbia County - 06/10/18

On June 10, 2018, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Department responded to an assault call. An attempt to locate was later put out for a black Toyota Camry.  At approximately 9:00 AM Oregon State Police Troopers located a vehicle that matched the ATL at the Road Runner gas station in Scappoose.  The person of interest in the assault, Orin GRAVES, age 43, from Warren was in the vehicle.  He was later arrested on outstanding warrants out of Clackamas County.  Columbia County is still investigating the original disturbance.

During the investigation the rear passenger, Christopher CORWIN, age 30, from Lebanon became combative and assaulted two troopers.  Corwin has a state wide felony warrant out of Linn County along with additional warrants.  Additional charges will include resisting arrest and assault on a public safety officer.

Surrounding agencies responded to assist as well as an off-duty Forest Grove officer who saw the altercation.  Suspect was taken into custody and had to be medically sedated because of believed drug use before being transported to the hospital with minor injuries. 

Both troopers received minor injuries and were transported to Emmanuel were they were treated and released. 

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On June 10, 2018 Oregon State Troopers located a vehicle that  was believed to be involved in an assault that was being investigated by the Columbia County Sheriff's Department.

As they were investigating an altercation ensued and two Troopers are being seen at local hospitals for injuries.  The suspect had to be medically sedated before being transported for injuries.

No further information at this time. 

Suspect receives minor injuries in officer involved shooting in Aumsville - 06/08/18

On Friday June 8, 2018 at about 1:30am an officer from the Aumsville Police Department attempted to stop a vehicle on Bates Rd, just East of West Stayton Rd, in the city of Aumsville.  At some point during the stop shots were fired from the officer.  The officer did not suffer any injuries.  The suspect received minor injuries

Pursuant to the guidelines set forth in Senate Bill 111 the Aumsville Police Department has asked the Oregon State Police to be the primary investigating agency.  There are no additional details at this time.

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Suspect in Custody- Tri-County Major Incident Team (Jefferson County) requesting assistance locating a suspect in Homicide (Photo) - 06/07/18

Gavin Smith-Brown was taken into custody this mornning, June 7, 2018, by Washington County Law Enforcement.  Smith-Brown was not taken into custody as a result of a tip, however the Tri-County Major Incident Team would like to the thank the public for all the tips received.

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Suspect may be in a 2013 Subaru Outback, Oregon License - 650 HGT, also black with black rims.

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On June 3, 2018,  Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Oregon State Police along with members from the Tri County Major Crime Team responded to Crooked River Ranch on the report of homicide - (Correction no previous news releases - see information below)

During the course of the investigation a suspect has been identified as Gavin Smith-Brown, age 29, of Crooked River Ranch.  Law Enforcement has been unable to locate Smith Brown and are requesting any information from the public.  He has known ties to the Portland area and Las Vegas, Nevada.

Smith-Brown was last known to be driving a 2010 Subaru Outback with Oregon License 372 HFH - charcoal black with black toned rims.

If seen please do not attempt to contact -  Contact 911 or the Oregon State Police Northern Command Center at 503-375-3555 and refer to case # SP18-203454

 

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On  Sunday, June 3, 2018, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office responded to a welfare check in the 16000 block of SW Dove Road, Crooked River Ranch.  

During the course of the investigation, the home owner, 65 year old Gayla Smith was found deceased at the residence.  A suspect has been identified as Gavin Smith-Brown, age 29, of the same address on Crooked River Ranch.  Gavin is the son of Gayla and lived at the residence with his mother.  

The Tri County Major Incident Team was activated which consists of members of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Crook County Sheriff's Office, Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Madras Police Department, Bend Police Department, Redmond Police Department, Warm Springs Police Department, Jefferson County District Attorney's office, Oregon State Police Forensics, and Oregon State Police Major Crimes Section.

If seen please do not attempt to contact -  Contact 911 or the Oregon State Police Northern Command Center at 503-375-3555 and refer to case # SP18-203454

Human Skeletal Remains located near Interstate 5 in Roseburg Area - 06/06/18

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the discovery of human remains this morning near Interstate 5 in the Roseburg Area.

Preliminary investigation revealed that on June 6, 2018 at about 8:00 AM, Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) personnel were in the area of Interstate 5 near the exit 124 NB off ramp performing maintenance operations.  In the course of their work ODOT personnel located human remains and immediately contacted OSP.

OSP Troopers and Detectives responded to the scene and with the assistance of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Medical Examiner confirmed that it was human remains.  The remains consisted of a human skull.  Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deployed Search and Rescue personnel to further assist in searching the area for additional remains and did not find any. 

OSP Detectives are continuing the investigation and are requesting that anyone with information call 541-440-3334 and reference OSP case number SP18-206360.

OSP was assisted by Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue, Roseburg Police Department and ODOT. 

This is an ongoing investigation and no further information is available for release. 

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OSP seeking witnesses to single vehicle crash (Photo) - 06/05/18

On June 5, 2018 at approximately 12:07 PM a red Honda Civic was involved in a single vehicle crash on Hwy 22E, eastbound lanes,  near mp 11- Stayton/Aumsville exit (Marion County) 

Witnesses report that the driver got out of the vehicle with a 5 year old boy, that appeared to be injured, and flagged down a black Hyundai sedan driven by a female with blonde hair.  Witnesses report the male asked "to be taken to Stayton".

OSP is checking on the welfare of the child and would appreciate any information.  Please contact the Oregon State Police Northern Command Center at 503-375-3555 or *OSP from your mobile phone.  Case # SP 18-205352 assigned to Senior Trooper Beckert.

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OSP seeks public assistance in Harney County Poaching Case (Photo) - 06/05/18

The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public’s help to identify the person(s) responsible for the unlawful taking and wasting of a doe antelope in Harney County. 

On the morning of April 23rd, 2018 the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division was notified of a deceased doe antelope off of Crane-Buchanan road on county road #9.  The deceased doe antelope was discovered by a local resident who noticed the antelope in a field as he was driving on county road #9.  An OSP Fish & Wildlife Trooper responded to the scene and discovered the doe antelope appeared to have been shot with a high powered rifle sometime early that morning. The doe antelope did not have any meat removed and was left to waste.

If you have any information regarding this incident please contact F&W Trooper Dean Trent through the Turn In Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or 541-589-2547.

 

**Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators**

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

The 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 is seeking Public assistance with information regarding poached blacktail doe deer that was shot - 06/04/18

 

On May 25, 2018, Newport Fish and Wildlife Troopers were called to an area outside of Toledo to investigate a poached deer.  Investigation has shown the deer was shot in the head with a small caliber rifle.  The remains of the deer were located on Sunnyridge Road near the 1000 line road. 

A reward of up to $500 is offered for information leading to the issuance of a citation to a person(s), or and arrest made in this case.  The reward is comprised of $500 from the Oregon Hunting Association Turn-In-poachers (TIP) 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.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact OSP Trooper Jason Adkins through the Turn in Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888

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Fatal crash on State Route 3 in Wallowa County (Photo) - 06/04/18

On Sunday June 3, 2018 at approximately 10:12 AM Oregon State Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on State Route 3 (Enterprise / Lewiston Hwy) mile post 36.5, six miles north of Enterprise in Wallowa County. 

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2005 Mercury sedan driven by Joanne NORRIS, age 62, of Pendleton was southbound on SR 3 when for unknown reasons left the roadway and rolled several times.

Norris sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Oregon State Police were assisted at the scene by the Wallowa County Sheriff's Department, ODOT, and Enterprise Fire Department.

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Single vehicle fatal crash on Hwy 20 in Linn County (Photo) - 06/04/18

On Sunday June 3, 2018 at approximately 4:49 PM, Oregon State Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on HWY 20 near milepost 73,  west of Santiam Junction in Linn County.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a white 1997 Chrysler Concord sedan, operated by Dwight WORTHINGTON Jr., age 62, of Wolf Creek was traveling west on HWY 20 when for unknown reasons drifted off the roadway and struck a tree head on.

Worthington Jr suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene.

The passengers of the vehicle Stephen BROWN, age 59, of Redmond, Dwight WORTHINGTON III, age 34, of Wolf Creek, and a 10 year old juvenile male, of Wolf Creek all suffered non-life threatening injuries and were transported by ambulance to a hospital in Bend.

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Two juveniles drown in rafting accident in Wallowa County - 06/04/18

On Sunday June 3, 2018 the Oregon State Police and the Wallowa County Sheriff’s Office responded to Troy on the Grande Ronde River in Wallowa County to conduct a death investigation involving two juveniles.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a father was rafting with his two juvenile sons when the raft hit a rock near Martins Misery Rapids, ejecting the two children from the raft and sending them down the swift, cold river.  The father jumped into the river and attempted to rescue the children but was unable to locate them.  Other groups of rafters on the river were able to locate the children but lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful.

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

The Oregon State Police were assisted by the Wallowa County Sheriff’s Office, the Wallowa County District Attorney, and the Wallowa County Medical Examiner.

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Speed and Alcohol factors in serious injury crash on Hwy 99W near Amity (Photo) - 06/03/18

On Sunday June 2, 2018 at about 3:10am a 1993 Nissan sedan, driven by Marquis Ortiz NAMYSLOWSKI, age 20, from McMinnville OR, was traveling northbound on Hwy 99W near milepost 48.5 when it left the roadway and rolled several times. 

The rear passenger, a juvenile male, was ejected from the vehicle and sustained critical injuries. He was transported by Life Flight to a Portland area hospital. 

The front passenger, Sebastian Michael OAK, age 19, from McMinnville, OR was treated at the scene and was not transported.

Namyslowski was transported to and lodged at the Polk County Jail for multiple charges including DUII, Reckless Driving, and Assault. 

The Oregon State Police was assisted by the Polk County Sheriff's Department, Amity Fire Department, and ODOT

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Fatal crash on Hwy 95 south of Jordan Valley (Photo) - 06/03/18

On June 2, 2018 at approximately 12:21 PM Oregon State Police Troopers from the Ontario Area Command were dispatched to a 2 vehicle crash involving a commercial motor vehicle and a passenger car on US Hwy 95 near MP 59 south of Jordan valley.  

Preliminary investigation shows that a 1978 Oldsmobile Cutlass, driven by Theodore MOSQUEDA II, age 57, from Nampa, ID.  when for unknown reasons lost control and slid sideways into the southbound lane in the path of a commercial motor vehicle, driven by Howard DANIELS, age 56, from Yuma, AZ.  As the Oldsmobile was sliding sideways it impacted with the CMV.

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

Daniels was transported by ambulance to a hospital in Caldwell, ID.   

Hwy 95 was closed for approximately 6 hours while the scene was investigated.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Jordan Valley Ambulance and ODOT. 

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UPDATE ---- Multiple Fatality Crash - Hwy 30 Clatsop County ---- Names Released (Photo) - 06/03/18

The Oregon State Police along with other emergency personnel are currently investigating a multiple fatality vehicle crash on Hwy 30 near mile post 75 in Clatsop County - This is 5 miles from the Columbia/Clatsop County line. 

There is no detour available in the area.  Please avoid the area or expect long delays - 3 plus hours. 

Investigation continuing - more information to be released later.

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Preliminary Investigation reveals that on June 1, 2018 a Honda minivan with 8 occupants was westbound on Hwy 30 when it attempted a left turn, near Shingle Mill Rd,  in the path of an oncoming Ford F450 PU towing an empty horse trailer. 

4 occupants of the Honda minivan are confirmed deceased, 3 transported by Life Flight to Portland Hospitals, and 1 transported by ambulance to local hospital. 

3 occupants of the Ford F450 were transported by ambulance to local hospitals.

Names will not be released unitl tomorrow at the earliest. 

Investigation is continuing - Highway will remain closed for a few more hours.  For updates on closure please visit tripcheck.com

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The operator of the Honda minivan has been identified as Yong Gi KIM (male),age 45, from Gig Harbor, WA.  KIM was transported by ambulance to a local hospital.  

The passengers in the Honda minivan have been identified as;

Yun Hee LEE (female), age 44, from Gig Harbor, WA. LEE sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Soon Ja LIM (female), age 71, from South Korea. LIM sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Jung Hee LEE (female), age 39, from South Korea. LEE sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

A juvenile male from Gig Harbor, WA sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Yoon Kyung LEE (female), age 42, from South Korea, sustained serious injuries and was transported by Life Flight to Portland area hospital.

A juvenile male from South Korea and a juvenile female from Gig Harbor, WA both sustained serious injuries and were transported by Life Flight to a Portland area hospital.

The family requests no contact as they are dealing with this tragic event.

The operator of the Ford F450 truck has been identified as Stevie R. SMITH (female), age 21, from Roy, WA. Smith was transported by ambulance to a local hospital.

The passengers in the F450 have been identified as;

Charlie A. DOCKINS (female), age 25, from Roy, WA. Dockins was transported by ambulance to a local hospital.

A juvenile male from Roy, WA. was transported by ambulance to a local hospital.

The Oregon State Police is requesting any one that witnessed the crash to contact the Oregon State Police Northern Command Center at 503-375-3555 or *OSP from your mobile device.  Reference case # SP 18-200138.

The Oregon State Police worked with the South Korean Consulate in Seattle.

 

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Bear causes fatal motorcycle crash on Hwy 26 in Warm Springs - 06/03/18

On Saturday June 2, 2018 at approximately 7:00 PM, Oregon State Police and other emergency personnel responded to the area of milepost 80 on Hwy 26 (Warm Springs) for a multi-vehicle crash.  

Preliminary investigation shows that a motorcycle ridden by Rhett LARSEN, age 39, from Bend was travelling east when  a large bear ran into his path.  He was unable to avoid the bear and struck the bear (deceased) in the eastbound lane.  Larsen was thrown from his motorcycle and was struck by a westbound Ford SUV pulling a utility trailer driven by Margaret SWEO, age 57, from Oregon City.  SWEO's vehicle traveled off the roadway and rolled onto its side. SWEO was transported by Life Flight to a hospital.   

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

The roadway was closed for nearly 6 hours with a detour in place.   

ODOT and Warm Springs Police Department assisted in the incident. 

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Fatal crash Hwy 34 east of Waldport (Lincoln County) (Photo) - 06/02/18

On Saturday, June 2, 2018 at about 6:13am, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a report of a two vehicle, head on  traffic crash on SR Highway 34 near milepost 7.5, near Tidewater.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a silver 2002 Toyota Prius, operated by Lillian FAWCETT, age 20, from Waldport, was traveling westbound on SR Highway 34.  A white 2016 Ford F650 tow truck, operated by Michael MILLER, age 49, from Newport, was eastbound.  The Toyota Prius entered the oncoming lane for an unknown reason and struck the tow truck head on.  The Toyota Prius came to rest on the westbound shoulder against an embankment facing west.  The tow truck came to rest in the center of the highway facing east.

FAWCETT died at the scene as a result of injuries sustained during the crash. 

MILLER was not injured in the crash and has been cooperative during the investigation. 

Traffic was affected on SR Highway 34 for approximately 6.5 hours following the crash.  OSP was assisted by Central Coast Fire and Rescue, Pacific West Ambulance, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and ODOT.   

 

 

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Single vehicle fatal crash Hwy 126W near Walton (Lane County) (Photo) - 06/02/18

On Friday June 1, 2018 at approximately 7:52 PM, Oregon State Troopers, Lane County Deputies, and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on HWY 126W near milepost 33, just west of Walton in Lane County.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a white 2004 Nissan Frontier pickup, operated by Steven MAXWELL, age 64, of Yachats was traveling west on HWY 126W when for unknown reasons drifted off the roadway and crashed into a stump.

MAXWELL suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene.

OSP Troopers were assisted by Lane County Sheriff’s Office, ODOT, and Lane County Fire and EMS personnel.

The westbound lane of HWY 126W was shut down for approximately 4 hours.

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Oregon State Police requesting assistance with fatal crash in Cave Junction - 06/02/18

On Saturday June 2, 2018, at approximately 1:50 a.m., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel were responding to a reported disturbance in the area of Hwy 199 and Patton Bar Road in Cave Junction. While responding to the incident Troopers were informed a vehicle had possibly struck an individual related to the disturbance.

Preliminary investigation revealed two subjects were arguing in a southbound vehicle, when the passenger, Corey Fletcher age 31 from Cave junction, lept from the vehicle while it was still in motion. The driver, Andrea Ayala age 23 from Cave Junction, stopped the vehicle and went to a nearby residence to request emergency assistance. When Ayala returned to the original scene Fletcher was alert and she began assisting him back to their vehicle.  An unknown vehicle traveling north on the highway struck both the driver and passenger. The driver of the vehicle stopped momentarily, then fled northbound on Highway 199 toward Cave Junction.  Fletcher suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Ayala was transported to the hospital with injuries.

Highway 199 was closed for approximatley 5 hours following the incident. OSP was assisted on scene by Illinois Valley Fire and ODOT.

OSP is seeking the public's assistance with any information regarding this incident. If you witnessed this incident or have any information which may help the investigation, please contact OSP Southern Command Center at 541-474-3174 - case number SP 18-201309.

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Oregon State Police Requesting Public's Assistance in locating an Overdue Motorcyclist/Missing Person -- Douglas County (Photo) - 06/01/18

The Oregon State Police (OSP) is requesting the public’s assistance in locating an overdue motorcyclist/missing person. 

On June 1, 2018, OSP Troopers became aware of an overdue motorcyclist/missing person from authorities in Florida.  OSP Troopers learned that since mid-April 2018, Matthew Kyle CHAPIN, age 31, from Lake City, Florida, had been touring on his black and green 2016 Kawasaki dual sport motorcycle.  The motorcycle has a Florida License plate of MCPB29.  CHAPIN is a white male adult and is described as 6’0” tall, about 170lbs with brown hair.    CHAPIN is reported to be wearing a black helmet, black jacket and blue jeans. 

CHAPIN’S last contact with friends and family was May 27th, 2018 and his last known location was near Toketee Falls on State Highway 138E in Douglas County, Oregon on May 28th, 2018 at about 430 PM. 

CHAPIN’S stated itinerary was to travel from the area of Crater Lake and meet with family in Portland on June 2nd, 2018.

OSP Troopers along with assistance from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue are actively searching the area around Toketee Falls for CHAPIN. 

Anyone that has seen or has information to the whereabouts of CHAPIN is encouraged to contact the OSP Southern Command Center (SCC) at 541-440-3333 and reference Case Number SP18-200098. 

Attached are photos of Chapin on his motorcycle that were provided to OSP by CHAPIN’S friends and family. 

No further infomation for release. 

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Twitter: @ORStatePolice
Facebook: @ospsocial

 

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Fatal crash Hwy 199 South of Grants Pass (Photo) - 05/31/18

On Thursday May 31, 2018, at approximately 8:48 AM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to  the report of a two vehicle crash on US Hwy 199 near milepost 5, just south of Grants Pass in Josephine County.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a silver 2004 Ford F150 pickup, operated by Francis COULTER, age 46, of Cave Junction was travelling north on US Hwy 199 when for unknown reasons veered into oncoming lanes and crashed into a southbound Pacific Power utility truck head-on.

COULTER suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene.

The Pacific Power truck was operated by Jeffery KRAMER, age 43, of Grants Pass.  KRAMER was transported to Three Rivers Medical Center with serious injuries.  

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UPDATE - Suspect In Custody After Vehicle Pursuit - Union County (Photo) - 05/31/18

On Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at about 12:25 p.m., Oregon State Police Troopers from the La Grande Area Command pursued a vehicle that was driving recklessly on Interstate 84, near milepost 258 westbound (two miles west of La Grande).

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Green 1997 Toyota Camry operated by a 17-year-old male from Boise, Idaho, was traveling westbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 278 at a high rate of speed. When OSP attempted to stop him for speed, the vehicle continued to drive in a reckless manner at speeds over 110 MPH and the attempt to stop it was terminated and Troopers disengaged due to safety reasons.

At milepost 258 westbound, a pursuit was initiated by another Trooper due to the continued reckless driving until milepost 257 when the Camry crashed into the guardrail and adjacent woods. The driver exited the vehicle armed with a machete and after a brief standoff, fled on foot. Troopers and Deputies established a perimeter and located the suspect.  Troopers were able to talk the suspect into dropping his weapon and he was taken into custody for reckless driving, felony elude, and misdemeanor elude.

The right lane was closed for approximately two hours while the investigation was conducted and due to the vehicle becoming fully engulfed in flames after the crash.

OSP was assisted by the Union County Sheriff’s Office, Union County Juvenile Department, La Grande Fire Department, Department of Human Services (DHS) and Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).

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Speed a factor in fatal crash in Jackson County (Photo) - 05/30/18

On Wed, May 30, 2018 at about 1:55 am Oregon State Police Troopers were dispatched to a report of a crash on I-5 NB, near Exit 35.  Preliminary investigation showed a white 1992 Ford Ranger Pickup was traveling NB, at a high rate of speed, when it drove onto the right shoulder along the Exit 35 off ramp.  The vehicle traveled on the gravel shoulder before rolling. The driver was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Driver will not be identified until next of kin are notified.

The Exit 35 NB off ramp was closed for approximately 3 hours.

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Commercial vehicle driver killed in roll over crash (Photo) - 05/30/18

On May 29, 2018 at about 1:10 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a rollover Commercial Motor Vehicle crash on US 395 near milepost 151 in Lake County. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that a blue 2011 Kenworth tractor and flatbed trailer, operated by Pete George Cappello, age 63, from Cottonwood, California, was traveling northbound on US 395 near milepost 151 when, for an unknown reason, the combination drifted into the ditch on the east shoulder and subsequently rolled in the highway.  Cappello suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene. 

US 395 was closed for over four hours following the crash.  OSP was assisted by ODOT, Lakeview Sheriff's Office, Lakeview Police Department, Lakeview EMS, Lakeview Fire, New Pine Creek Fire, and Thomas Creek/Westside Fire.

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Unseatbelted driver killed in head on crash. (Photo) - 05/30/18

On Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at 5:32pm, Oregon State Police responded to a head-on crash on Hwy 101 near Dellmoor  Loop Rd. (Between Astoria and Seaside)

Preliminary investigation revealed that a white Ford Escape, operated by Dale Larson, age 84 from Astoria, was traveling southbound when for unknown reason(s) crossed into northbound lane.  A northbound black GMC pickup, operated by Jesse Taylor, age 38 from Seaside, was unable to stop, hitting head-on with the Ford Escape.  Larson was not wearing a seat belt and suffered fatal injuries.

Hwy 101 was closed for 2.5 hours with a detour in place.  

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Senate Bill 144 Strengthens Oregon State Law Protecting Archaeological Objects - 05/24/18

The Oregon State Police wants to alert the public to the passage of Senate Bill 144 from the 2017 Oregon Legislative Session, which took effect on January 1, 2018.  Senate Bill 144 makes it unlawful to remove an archaeological object from public land without a permit.

ORS 358.920 prohibits a person from excavating, injuring, destroying or altering an archaeological site or object or removing an archaeological object located on public or private lands in Oregon unless that activity is authorized by a permit.  Prior to the passage of Senate Bill (SB) 144, pursuant to ORS 358.915, a person who unintentionally discovered an archaeological object that had been exposed by the forces of nature on public OR private lands could retain the object for personal use.  However, after the passage of SB 144, that exemption no longer applies to public lands.  As of January 1, 2018, a person is only exempt from the prohibitions found in ORS 358.920 if they unintentionally discover an archaeological object that has been exposed by the forces of nature on private property.  Individuals found to have excavated, injured, destroyed or altered an archaeological site or object or removed an archaeological object located on public lands could be subject to prosecution.

As the summer months approach and more people are out recreating on public lands, citizens are reminded to leave discovered archaeological objects in place and not to remove and/or retain them.  Removing an archaeological object from public land without a permit is punishable as a Class B Misdemeanor Crime.  Citizens with questions about archaeological objects can email the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office at egon.Heritage@oregon.gov">Oregon.Heritage@oregon.gov.  Reports of anyone observed illegally collecting artifacts or looting of archaeological sites/gravesites can be made to the Oregon State Police (24/7) at 1-800-452-7888 or by using your cell phone keypad to dial *OSP (*677) .

 

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Oregon State Police Memorial Day Travel Message (Photo) - 05/24/18

This weekend is Memorial Day Weekend, the unofficial launch into summer.  Experts already predict that this will be the busiest traffic weekend of the year.  To help keep your spirits high during your vehicle travel, take a few pointers from us here at the Oregon State Police.  

Plan ahead, be prepared and above all else be patient.  

  • Timing your departure can make all the difference.  Give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination without getting frustrated when heavy traffic puts a pause in your time frame. 
  • Know your routes and options if you come across detours or construction. OSP likes to encourage all drivers in Oregon to use the Oregon Department of Transportation’s www.tripcheck.com.
  • Ensure your vehicle is properly equipped and in good working order to avoid maintenance emergencies.
  • If you are traveling with children, have something to keep them occupied. Games, snacks and pillows for sleeping will not only keep them occupied, but it will keep your attention where it needs, on the road.

The Oregon State Police patrol will be out in force this weekend.  Oregon State Troopers will be focusing on maintaining the flow of traffic as well as enforcing all traffic laws but especially the Fatal 5.  These 5 major categories of driving behaviors contribute to most fatal or serious injury crashes.

  • SPEED
  • OCCUPANT SAFETY       
  • LANE SAFETY
  • IMPAIRED DRIVING
  • DISTRACTED DRIVING

The Oregon State Police hopes that we don’t have to see you this memorial day weekend. Have safe holiday.

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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