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OSP Seeking Public Assistance in Identifying Suspect(s) throwing Objects at Vehicles on I-5 near the I-205 NB Interchange (Photo) - 12/12/17

Since early September, OSP has responded to ten (10) separate reports of a variety of objects being thrown at passing motorists by unidentified individual(s) from a walkway adjacent to I-205. The area in questions is the Exit 289 I-5 SB which curves, goes underneath I-5, and becomes I-205 NB. The exit ramp is adjacent to a footpath that travels behind the Martinazzi Village apartments in Tualatin. There are multiple paths connecting to it which gives access to I-205 and I-5.

The items being thrown have ranged from apples, rocks, branches, logs and pumpkins. The descriptions of the individual(s) responsible have ranged from early teens to early twenties in age with a variety of different clothing descriptions. The items being thrown have hit passing vehicles causing damage, most recently as of today, with a large rock hitting the windshield of a motorist. To date, none of the victims have been injured and these incidents have not caused any crashes. On several of the incidents the suspect(s) were seen fleeing the area into nearby trees and/or up a hillside and out of sight.

Anyone with knowledge of these suspect(s) is encouraged to call the Oregon State Police NCC dispatch center at (503)375-3555 or (800)452-7888.

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Two women lose their lives in a two-vehicle crash on Hwy 38 east of Reedsport (Photo) - 12/12/17

**Updated Information**

As this investigation continues to develop, investigators learned the the information regarding the direction of travel for both vehicles was erroneous. It has been determined that the white 2009 Kia Rio was in fact traveling eastbound and the white Jeep had been westbound at the time of the crash. The previous press release has been updated to reflect this new information.

The investigation is continuing and future press releases will be coordinated with the Douglas County District Attorney's Office.

**End of Update**


On Monday December 11, 2017 at approximately 7:26 AM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on State Route 38 near milepost 12.

The investigation revealed that a westbound white 2015 Jeep Cherokee crossed the centerline and crashed into an eastbound white 2009 Kia Rio operated by Lisa OSWILL, age 48, of Tigard head-on. The passenger in the Kia was identified as Carly Renee WILLIAMS-OSWILL, age 21, from Wedderburn, Oregon. Both were pronounced deceased at the scene. The two occupants of the Jeep were identified as Lacy Little Deer SANTOS, age 37 who was the driver and Kylee Louise SANTOS, age 15 both from Scottsburg, Oregon. Lacy SANTOS was transported by ground ambulance to a hospital in Eugene for serious, but non-life threatening injuries. Kylee SANTOS was transported by ground ambulance to a hospital in Reedsport also for serious, but non-life threatening injuries. All occupants from both vehicles were properly utilizing their safety restraints and both vehicles' airbags deployed.

Speed and icy roads are being considered factors in this crash. SR 38 was closed for approximately three hours following the crash. OSP was assisted by Douglas County Sheriff's Dept., Scottsburg Fire and Medical, Reedsport Fire Dept. and ODOT.

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OSP Search warrant reveals clandestine drug lab north of Madras. (Jefferson County) (Photo) - 12/12/17

On the afternoon of Monday December 11th, 2017, Troopers with the Oregon State Police executed a search warrant at a residence on Northwest Columbia Drive, located north of Madras in Jefferson County. OSP had conducted an initial investigation of property crime and obtained a search warrant to seize evidence at the residence of 28 year old Madras resident, Joshua Joseph. The search warrant was executed and in addition to the expected evidence, Troopers discovered a clandestine drug lab along with other drug related evidence. The Oregon State Police Drug Enforcement Section responded to process the illegal drug lab and all discovered hazardous materials were properly collected.

Joshua Joseph was taken into custody without incident and he was lodged at the Jefferson County Jail on the following charges:

Forgery in the 1st Degree
Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 1st Degree
Theft by Deception
Possession of a Stolen Vehicle
Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle

Additional drug related charges are anticipated following a referral to the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office. The Oregon State Police were assisted by the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team (CODE), the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Jefferson County District Attorney's Office and the Jefferson County Fire District.

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Two-Vehicle Crash Claims the Life of a Grants Pass Woman on New Hope Road - Josephine County (Photo) - 12/09/17

On December 9, 2017, at about 2:25 a.m., Oregon State Police (OSP) Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two-vehicle crash on New Hope Road in Josephine County.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2001 Subaru Legacy, operated by Stuart Douglas HAMILTON, age 21, of Grants Pass, was traveling southbound in the 2000 block of New Hope Road when his vehicle crossed into the oncoming lane of travel. The Subaru collided nearly head-on with a 2000 Honda Civic, operated by Chrystal Starr BERKO, age 41, of Grants Pass.

Both vehicles came to rest in the roadway blocking both lanes of travel. BERKO was pronounced deceased at the scene by medical personnel. HAMILTON extricated himself and denied medical attention.

HAMILTON showed signs of impairment and a DUII investigation was conducted. HAMILTON was subsequently taken into custody and ultimately lodged at the Josephine County Correctional Facility on following charges:

Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII)
Reckless Driving
Manslaughter II

New Hope Road was closed for about three hours while Troopers investigated the crash scene. OSP was assisted by the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety, Josephine County American Medical Response (AMR), and Josephine County Rural Metro Fire Department.

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Elgin Man Sentenced for Illegally Taking Two Bull Elk - Union County (Photo) - 12/09/17

In November of 2016, an Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Trooper responded to a location near Elgin, Oregon where two large bull elk were shot and completely left to waste. At the time, OSP was not able to develop any suspects and therefor, put forward a public request for information relating to the unlawful taking of the two bull elk. Through the assistance of the Oregon Hunter's Association Turn-In-Poacher (TIP) program, as well as the public information request, three suspects were identified and following the investigation, were charged with multiple wildlife offenses.

One of the individuals, Nathan William Crouch (27) of Elgin, was recently sentenced for his involvement with these crimes after admitting that he was the one that shot both elk. On November 27th, 2017, Crouch plead guilty to four misdemeanor offenses and Union County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Powers sentenced Crouch with the following: 60 days in jail, an 8 year hunting license suspension as well as other stipulations, and $17,500 in restitution, $16,000 of which will go to the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife.

In an Elkhorn Media Group article, Union County Senior Deputy District Attorney, Christopher L. Storz commented that "The defendants in this case just left these animals to rot. They took nothing and by the time they were found, no meat was salvageable. Cases like this one emphasize the need for felonies in the Oregon Game Code, something that currently just isn't provided for under Oregon law".

Under current Oregon law, wildlife offenses such as this can only be charged as a class A misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of one year in jail and fines not to exceed $6,250.

According to Lieutenant Tim Schwartz of the Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division; "Unfortunately, we see cases like this every year throughout the state and many times there is little evidence available at the scene to identify the suspect(s). In this specific case, the public's involvement was paramount and is an excellent example of the community and law enforcement, coming together to apprehend the individuals responsible". Captain Jeff Samuels, who is the Division Director for the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division, expressed thanks to the Trooper, public and the Union County District Attorney's Office for making sure this case was followed through.

The Oregon State Police would like to remind the public that any time they see or have information related to unlawful hunting activity or anything suspicious, they call the TIP line (1-800-452-7888). The TIP number, which routes callers directly to OSP dispatch centers, can also be located on the reverse side of Oregon hunting and angling licensing documents.

The Oregon Hunters Association offers rewards to persons, through their TIP 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. TIP 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

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

T.I.P. Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 (24/7)

T.I.P. E-mail: TIP@state.or.us (Monitored M-F 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)

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Two-Vehicle Crash Claims the Life of a Cottage Grove Man on Highway 99S at Milepost 10 - Lane County (Photo) - 12/08/17

On December 7, 2017, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Oregon State Police (OSP) Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two-vehicle crash on Highway 99S near milepost 10 (Two and a half miles north of Cottage Grove).

The preliminary investigation revealed that a gray 2002 Honda, operated by Dillon Eugene PRIVITT, age 22, of Cottage Grove, was traveling northbound when for unknown reasons lost control and crossed into the path of an oncoming southbound white 1995 Ford Taurus, operated by Brittney Faye BURNFIELD, age 21, of Cottage Grove. The Honda impacted the Ford and PRIVITT was not wearing a seat belt. He suffered fatal injuries and was declared deceased at the scene by medical personnel. BURNFIELD was transported to Riverbend Hospital with serious injuries and is cooperating with the investigation.

Highway 99S was closed for approximately four hours while OSP Troopers conducted the investigation. OSP was assisted on scene by Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) Incident Response, the Cottage Grove Police Department, and South Lane Rural Fire.

Safety belts have shown to significantly reduce serious injury or death and the risk for occupant ejection in motor vehicle crashes. For more safety tips visit:
http://www.oregon.gov/odot/safety/pages/index.aspx
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Two-Vehicle Crash Claims the Life of a Molalla Man on Highway 351 at Milepost 5.5 - Wallowa County (Photo) - 12/07/17

On December 7, 2017, at about 2:20 p.m., Oregon State Police (OSP) Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two-vehicle crash on Highway 351 near milepost 5.5 (at Wallowa Lake).

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2000 Silver Dodge Caravan, operated by Michael Paul SPRISSLER, age 63, of Molalla, was traveling southbound on Highway 351 near milepost 5.5 when he veered across the highway in the path of a white 1996 Ford F250 pickup, operated by James Anthony BURTON, age 59, of Joseph. The Ford impacted the driver's side of the Dodge and SPRISSLER was fatally injured and pronounced deceased at the scene. BURTON was not injured.

Highway 351 was closed for about four hours while Troopers investigated the crash scene. OSP was assisted by the Wallowa County Sheriff's Office, Joseph Fire and Rescue, and Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).

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

OSP reminds drivers that winter conditions are now upon us and to travel with extreme care. SLOW DOWN and watch for ice in shaded areas. Check the emergency equipment in your vehicles including the safety equipment needed such as chains and snow tires to travel into Oregon's snow zones.

http://www.oregon.gov/odot/pages/winter-driving.aspx

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Single Vehicle Fatal Crash on Highway 140 near Milepost 44 - Klamath County (Photo) - 12/07/17

On December 6, 2017, at about 11:51 a.m., Oregon State Police (OSP) Troopers responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash on Highway 140 (Warner Highway), 44 miles east of Klamath Falls in Klamath County.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 1999 Ford F150 pickup, operated by Carol Lynn PETERSEN, age 26, of Bonanza, was westbound when for unknown reasons, left the roadway and overturned. PETERSEN was ejected from the vehicle and died from injuries sustained in the crash.

Both lanes of Highway 140 were closed for approximately one-half hour before one lane was opened for commuting vehicles. OSP was assisted by Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), Bonanza Fire and Rescue, and Klamath County Sheriff's Office.

Speed and icy road conditions are being investigated as possible contributing factors in the crash. It currently is undetermined whether a seat-belt was utilized properly. This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when available.

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Traffic Stop Leads to Seizure of $444,030 in U.S. Currency and Drugs - Klamath County (Photo) - 12/07/17

On December 4, 2017, at about 3:45 a.m., an Oregon State Police (OSP) Trooper conducted a traffic stop on a 2015 Cadillac SUV, operated by Andrew GARRIGAN, age 28, and passenger Jacob RUNION, age 27, both from Houston, Texas. The Cadillac was stopped for failing to drive within the lane of travel on Highway 140 near Memorial Drive, in Klamath Falls.

During the traffic stop, a consent search of the vehicle revealed two manufactured compartments containing $444,030 in U.S. currency, suspected controlled substances and various other prescription pills. GARRIGAN and RUNION were arrested and lodged in the Klamath County Jail for the following crimes:

Money Laundering
Engaging in Financial Transaction in Property Derived from Unlawful Activity
Manufacture/Delivery of Schedule III Controlled Substance
Possession of Schedule III Controlled Substance
Conspiracy
Possession of Schedule I Controlled Substance - LSD

This investigation is continuing and no other information is available at this time.

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OSP Investigating Fatal Crash Involving Vehicle versus Juvenile Bicyclist on Highway 99S at Milepost 10.5 - Lane County - 12/07/17

On Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at about 6:00 p.m., Oregon State Police (OSP) Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a vehicle versus bicyclist crash on Highway 99S near milepost 10.5 (Three miles north of Cottage Grove).

The preliminary investigation revealed a 13-year-old male juvenile was riding a bicycle on Highway 99S when he was struck by a southbound 2002 GMC 2500 pickup, operated by Richard L. PERINI, age 85, of Creswell. The juvenile suffered fatal injuries and was declared deceased at the scene by medical personnel. PERINI is cooperating with the investigation and is not suspected of any wrongdoing.

Highway 99S was closed for three hours while OSP Troopers conducted the investigation. OSP was assisted on scene by Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) Incident Response, Lane County Sheriff's Office, the Cottage Grove Police Department, and South Lane Rural Fire.

No photos are available for release and this is an ongoing investigation. More information will be released when available.

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Two-Vehicle Crash Takes the Life of a Bend Man on Highway 97 at Milepost 151 - Deschutes County (Photo) - 12/06/17

On Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at about 10:15 a.m., Oregon State Police (OSP) Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two-vehicle crash on Highway 97 at Milepost 151 (near Sunriver).

Preliminary investigation revealed that a silver 2006 Nissan Quest, operated by Shannon Ray ROGERS, age 55, of Goldendale, Washington, was traveling northbound when for unknown reasons, struck the rear of a northbound white 1981 Toyota pickup, operated by Brian Jay HARRIS, age 56, of Bend. The Toyota veered off the road and impacted into a tree and the Nissan continued northbound and then veered off the road and also impacted into a tree.

HARRIS was pronounced deceased at the scene and ROGERS received non-life threatening injuries and was transported to the local area hospital for treatment.

Highway 97 was closed for about 30 minutes until one alternating lane was opened for traffic. OSP was assisted at the scene by Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Sunriver Fire Department, Bend Fire and Rescue, and Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).

Alcohol and speed are being investigated as possible contributing factors in the crash. This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when available.

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Two-Vehicle Crash Seriously Injures a Lyons Man on Highway 226 at Milepost 21 - Linn County (Photo) - 12/06/17

On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at about 11:25 a.m., Oregon State Police (OSP) Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a head-on crash on Hwy 226 at milepost 21 (near Lyons).

Preliminary investigation revealed that a black 1998 Honda Civic, operated by James Ismael ESCOBAR GUNN, age 17, of Lyons, was traveling westbound when for unknown reasons, veered into the eastbound lane of travel and was struck by an orange 2006 Kenworth log truck, operated by Orville Kenneth TOBEY III, age 52, of Stayton.

ESCOBAR GUNN suffered serious injuries and was transported to the local area hospital for treatment. TOBEY III reported minor injuries but was treated at the scene.

Hwy 226 was completely closed for about two and a half hours until one alternating lane was opened for traffic. OSP was assisted at the scene by Lyons Fire and Medics, Lebanon Police Department, and Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT).

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

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Single Vehicle Crash Claims Life of Passenger - Josephine County (Photo) - 12/05/17

On December 4, 2017 at approximately 10:45pm, Oregon State Police from the Grants Pass Area Command responded to a single vehicle fatal crash near milepost 1 on Williams Highway in Josephine County. This is a county highway approximately 14 miles southwest of Grants Pass.

The preliminary investigation has determined that 27 year old, Joshua SILVA from Escondido, CA was operating a 1999 Toyota pick-up westbound on Williams Highway and for an unknown reason, failed to negotiate a left hand curve driving off the roadway into a ditch. He continued traveling in the ditch, striking a telephone pole; which caused the truck to roll. There were two passengers in the truck; 27 year old, Chase HOVLAND, from Tacoma, WA who received minor injuries. The other passenger was ejected from the truck and did not survive the crash. At this time we will not be releasing the deceased passengers name until we can notify his family.

The Oregon State Police is investigating impairment (drugs/alcohol) as a contributing factor of the crash.

The Oregon State Police was assisted by Applegate Fire Department and the Josephine County District Attorney's office.

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*** Update Names Released *** Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision on US 26 near milepost 65 - Government Camp (Photo) - 12/04/17

*** Update - Names Released ***

On Sunday, December 3rd, 2017, at about 3:45 p.m., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash on Highway 26 at milepost 65.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a white 2004 Ford Excursion, operated by Kenneth Steven SCHMIDT, age 53, and passengers: Cindy Ann SCHMIDT, age 50, and female juvenile, age 9, all of Crooked River Ranch, were traveling westbound on Highway 26, and lost control on the snow-covered highway and crossed into the eastbound lane. The Ford hit an eastbound silver 2013 Subaru Outback, operated by Debra Jean HAHN, age 48, and passengers: Linda Jean TODD, age 68, and a male juvenile, age 9, all of Redmond.

The male juvenile passenger in the Subaru was pronounced deceased at the scene. All the occupants in the Ford received minor injuries but were not transported. HAHN was transported by ambulance to a local hospital and TODD was transported by air ambulance to Emanuel Hospital with critical injuries.

ODOT was on scene and assisted with traffic control to allow vehicles access to the crash scene. Detours were put in place once stopped traffic was released.

OSP was assisted on scene by Hoodland Fire, ODOT, and AMR.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident who was not interviewed at the scene is requested to call Oregon State Police Trooper McNeely at (971) 271-3872 or email at joshua.mcneely@state.or.us.

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

*** End of Update***


OSP is responding to a fatal motor vehicle collision on US 26 near milepost 65 in the Government Camp area. There is roadway closure in this area. Please check TripCheck.com for detours in place.

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Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision US 97 near milepost 226 in US 96 in Klamath County (Photo) - 12/04/17

On December 3rd at approximately 1:52am, the Oregon State Police responded to a fatal motor vehicle collision on US 97 near milepost 226 in Klamath County.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a red 2000 Ford F250, operated by Roy Everett Smith, age 64 of Bend was traveling southbound on Highway 97 near milepost 226, when he lost control of his vehicle on the icy roadway. The Ford traveled into the northbound lane of travel and colliding head-on into a green 2016 Kenworth CMV with trailer. The Kenwood was operated by Jeanne May McJunkin, age 65 and of Cheney, Washington.

Roy Smith sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene after lifesaving measures were made by medical personnel. Next of kin notification has been made.

Jeanne McJunkin and passenger William Charles McJunkin, age 64 of sustained non-life threatening injuries and were transported by medical personnel to a local hospital.
OSP was assisted by Chemult Fire Department and ODOT.

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Injury Crash on Highway 101 near MP 16 in Clatsop County (Photo) - 12/01/17

On December 1, 2017 at approximately 8:50am, the Oregon State Police responded to a serious injury crash on Highway 101 near milepost 16, in Clatsop County.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a black 2002 Audi A4, operated by Lacey Rachelle Hardman, age 29, of Warrenton was traveling northbound on Highway 101 near milepost 16, when the Audi crossed the center line and struck a southbound white 2013 MTR Western bus head-on.

The MTR Western bus, operated by Randal Scott Redford, age 59, of Eugene was carrying four passengers, who all sustained minor injuries.

Hardman was extricated by Gearhart and Seaside Fire Department and transported by air ambulance to Legacy Emmanuel Hospital with critical injuries.

OSP was assisted by Clatsop County Sheriff's Office, ODOT and MEDIX.

Highway 101 was closed for approximately 4 hours, with a detour in place.

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Serious Injury Crash on Foothill Blvd north of Averill Parkway in Josephine County (Photo) - 12/01/17

On December 1, 2017, at approximately 7:50 AM, a single vehicle crash occurred on Foothill Blvd north of the Averill Parkway outside the city of Grants Pass in Josephine County. A 1999 Jeep Cherokee was travelling southbound on Foothill Blvd and failed to negotiate a curve. The driver overcorrected and lost control of the vehicle. The Jeep slid sideways until rolling over and coming to a stop on its side against a tree. The driver was ejected from the vehicle. During the ejection, the driver's left arm was amputated. The driver was transported to the Rogue Valley Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries. The driver, Julie Peek (69) of Rogue River, Oregon was the vehicle's only occupant and was not wearing a safety belt.

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Cocaine and Heroin Seizure - Jackson County (Photo) - 11/29/17

On November 27, 2017, around 12:02 p.m., an Oregon State Trooper stopped a 2017 Nissan Maxima for a traffic violation on I-5 NB near MP 7 in Jackson County. The male driver failed to present a driver's license and was later identified as Adam Smith, age 44 from Seattle, WA. A female passenger, Bonita Alvarado, age 44 from Seattle, WA, was contacted and Troopers observed a package of drugs lying on the vehicle floorboard between Alvarado's feet. The vehicle was searched and three additional packages of drugs were located inside the vehicle. Additional follow up investigation determined the occupants were traveling from Los Angeles, CA to Seattle, WA. The package of drugs located between Alvarado's feet was identified as 2.2 lbs of cocaine. The three additional packages of drugs were identified as 6.6 lbs of heroin. Smith and Alvarado were arrested and lodged into the Jackson County jail on the following charges:

Unlawful Delivery of Heroin
Unlawful Possession of Heroin
Unlawful Delivery of Cocaine
Unlawful Possession of Cocaine

The Oregon State Police was participating in a High Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Domestic Highway Enforcement effort when this vehicle was stopped. The Oregon State Police partners with HIDTA to combat the illicit transport of illegal narcotics by conducting Domestic Highway Enforcement patrols throughout the year. Additional Patrol Troopers, K-9's and Drug Enforcement Section Detectives assisted during this enforcement efforts by patrolling I-5 and secondary state highways in Jackson County.

The Domestic Highway Enforcement (DHE) Strategy promotes collaborative, intelligence-led, unbiased policing in coordinated and mutually supportive multi-jurisdictional law enforcement efforts on the Nation's highways. The DHE strategy both improves the investigative efforts of the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) in attacking drug trafficking organizations and has significant impact on traffic safety, homeland security, and other crimes.

HIDTA Domestic Highway Enforcement Goals:

To enhance investigations leading to the disruption and dismantlement of the drug trafficking and money laundering organizations that use the Nation's highways as a means of transporting illegal drugs, currency, and other contraband and illicit commodities from one location to another.

To cultivate and share intelligence information pertaining to individuals and organizations who use the Nation's highways as a means of transporting illegal drugs, currency, and other illicit commodities or create other threats and hazards on those highways.

To promote shared operational planning, intelligence, and coordination among Federal, state, and local law enforcement to improve their ability to effectively address all crimes, threats, and hazards relating to our Nation's highways.

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***** Correction *****OSP is seeking public assistance in the unlawful killing of a spike elk in Linn County (Photo) - 11/28/17

The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division in Albany is asking for the public's assistance in locating the person(s) responsible for the unlawful killing of a spike elk that was discovered off of Soda Fork Road near Harter Mountain in Linn County.

On Saturday, November 25th, 2017, Oregon State Police responded to the area and located a spike elk that was shot with a rifle and the meat was taken. The elk appeared to have been shot the day prior.
A reward is being offered by the Oregon Hunters Association through the Turn-in-Poachers (TIP) program for any information leading to an arrest in this or any other wildlife case. Callers can remain anonymous. The TIP program number is 1-800-452-7888.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact either the TIP hotline or by calling Oregon State Police Dispatch at 503-375-3555.

** Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators**

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

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

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

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

* $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope

* $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf

* $300 Habitat Destruction

* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish

* $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl

* $100 Furbearers

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

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

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

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OSP Seeking Public Assistance in the Unlawful Killing/Waste of three Mule Deer in Baker County (Photo) - 11/28/17

The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division in Baker City is asking for the public's assistance in locating the person(s) responsible for the unlawful taking and waste of three mule deer (one buck, two does) that were discovered on private property off of Hunt Mountain Lane.


A Fish and Wildlife Officer responded to the call on Saturday November 25th and believes this happened after dark on Friday night November 24th. The officer located two mule deer does that were shot, driven over by a vehicle, and left to waste. The officer also located a buck that was shot, had the antlers removed, and was left to waste.


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

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact either the TIP hotline or by calling Sergeant Cyr at the Oregon State Police Worksite in Baker City at 541-523-5867 extension 4170.


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


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

T.I.P. Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 (24/7)

T.I.P. E-mail: TIP@state.or.us (Monitored M-F 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.)

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Fatal Crash in Linn County (Photo) **Update - Name Released** - 11/26/17

**Update**

The deceased driver has been identified as 39 year old Beau Helaman Flynn from Eugene.

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On Thursday November 16, 2017 at approximately 6:43pm, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on US-20 near milepost 16.

Preliminary investigation revealed a silver 2001 Acura car, operated by 39-year-old male was traveling east on US-20 when the Acura veered off the road and struck a tree. The male suffered fatal injuries, and was pronounced deceased at the scene. His name is being withheld pending next of kin notification.

Lebanon Fire and the Oregon Department of Transportation assisted OSP. Speed is being considered as a contributing factor of the crash.

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Deceased Female Found on Beach Near Newport **Correction** - 11/25/17

**Correction to TIP line phone number**

The correct phone number is 541-270-1856

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This release is being sent on behalf of Newport Police Department

On November 25, 2017 at 7:29 AM, Newport Police Department responded to the beach near the Agate Beach Wayside for a report of a deceased female.

The preliminary investigation has revealed a 37 year old female from Washington was discovered deceased on the beach. The cause of death is still under investigation and no additional information is going to be released at this time.

Newport Police Department and Lincoln County Sheriff's Office are co-investigating this case with assistance from Oregon State Police, Lincoln City Police Department, Toledo Police Department, Lincoln County Medical Examiner's Office and the Lincoln County District Attorney's Office.

If anyone has information regarding this case please call (541) 270-1856 and refer to case number 17N-2759.

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OSP Responds to a Fatal Crash in Polk County (Photo) **Update** - 11/24/17

**Update - Deceased identified**

Next of notification has been completed and the deceased driver has been identified as William Harold ARTHUR.

**End of update**


On 11/23/17 at approximately 7:58PM, Oregon State Police Troopers responded to a two vehicle crash on 99 W / Parker Rd just south of Monmouth, Polk County Oregon. Preliminary investigation shows a 1999 red Chrysler Sebring operated by a 79 year old male from Carlton pulled out in front of a 2015 white Ford F150 pickup operated by 29 year old Dennis YODER and occupied by 25 year old Jennifer YODER and their two children, 1 and 2 years old respectively. The YODER's were uninjured.

The roadway was closed for about 3.5 hours. OSP was assisted by the Polk County Sheriff's Office and ODOT.

This is an ongoing investigation and the identity of the deceased driver will be released when next of kin notification is completed.

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*** Update *** Shady Cove Man loses life in crash - Jackson County (Photo) - 11/23/17

***UPDATE - Names Released***
The operator of the Sterling flatbed truck was 48 year old, Tim SHELDON, from Newell, California and received minor injuries. The operator (deceased) of the International box truck was 43 year old, Douglas MITCHELL, from Shady Cove, OR.

Previous Release:

On November 22, 2017 at approximately 9:30 AM, Troopers from the Central Point Area Command responded to a 2 vehicle crash on Highway 140 near milepost 22 that had both lanes blocked. The incident location is in Jackson County and is approximately 25 miles east of Medford.

The preliminary investigation has determined that a 2018 International box truck was eastbound on Hwy 140 when for an unknown reason the box truck crossed over the centerline into the path of a 2007 Sterling semi-flatbed truck, resulting in a head on collision. The operator of the semi received minor injuries. The operator of the box truck died as a result of the injuries sustained in the collision. The names of the parties involved are being withheld until the next of kin can be notified.

The Oregon State Police was assisted by Mercy Flights, Fire District 8 and Oregon Department of Transportation.

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Driver arrested after fleeing from traffic stop and crashing (Photo) - 11/23/17

On 11/22/2017 at approximately 3:30PM, an OSP Trooper attempted to stop 39 year old Harold Deandre JONES who was operating a white 2012 Chrysler 300 for excessive speed on I-5 near mp195 in Eugene. JONES initially stopped and when the Trooper approached the vehicle to contact JONES he fled in the vehicle northbound at speeds in excess of 100mph while passing holiday traffic on the right shoulder. The OSP Trooper did not engage in a pursuit but subsequently found JONES and the vehicle rolled over at mp199 in Coburg. JONES will be treated and released at a local hospital for minor injuries and subsequently booked into Lane County Jail for Attempt to Elude Police by Vehicle, DUII-Controlled Substances, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangerment, and Driving While Suspended -- Misdemeanor. The Oregon State Police was assisted at the scene by the Coburg Police Department, Coburg Fire Department, Eugene/Springfield Fire Department, and ODOT. The right lane of the freeway was closed for approximately thirty minutes until the vehicle could be removed from the roadway. OSP reminds holiday travelers to be patient in their travels and drive safely.

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OSP Assisting with a Stabbing in Cave Junction - 11/22/17

On November 21st, 2017 at approximately 2:00p, the Oregon State Police Criminal Investigation Division was requested to assist the Josephine County Sheriff's Office in regards to a stabbing which occurred outside the Sportsman Tavern in Cave Junction, Oregon. Cave Junction resident, 50 year old William Riviea, was transported to Three Rivers Medical Center for treatment of life threatening stab wounds. The second subject involved in the incident, who's name will not be released at this time, is cooperating with investigators. The investigation is ongoing at this time. Anyone who may have witnessed the incident who was not interviewed at the scene is requested to call Oregon State Police Detective Ray Stallsworth. 541-618-7974.

OSP is urging motorists to travel safely this Thanksgiving Holiday Week - 11/21/17

OSP is urging motorists to travel safely this Thanksgiving Holiday Week. Other traffic advisories to motorists are winter travel conditions, Black Friday shopping and the Civil War Game in Eugene.

Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend - This holiday period (Wednesday through Sunday) will see one of the highest volumes of traffic in over a decade according to AAA Oregon/Idaho. As with other holiday weekends OSP is urging motorists to plan ahead, expect heavy traffic, expect poor driving conditions with rain expected at lower elevations and snow in the mountain passes, and take your time (more traveling tips at the bottom of this release). Know the road conditions before traveling by going to www.tripchceck.com

Winter travel - Those traveling in lower elevations, expect rain and wet roadways. Increase your following distances due to decreased traction on those wet roadways.

For those traveling Oregon's mountain passes, expect snowfall and winter driving conditions. Know when traction tires are required by visiting tripcheck.com. Too often these mountain pass crashes are caused by those not using traction tires. These crashes cause delays that last hours at times. If chains are the traction device, know how to install or use them. Too often we find motorists struggling in deep snow and below freezing conditions attempting to put them on for the first time.

November 24th and 25 - Black Friday Shopping at the Woodburn Outlet Mall. There has been historically major traffic issues on Interstate 5 in Woodburn on Thanksgiving evening and the following Friday due to the high volume of shoppers frequenting the Woodburn Outlet Mall. There has traditionally been backed up traffic prior to the Woodburn exit. Motorists are asked to consider taking alternate routes to Woodburn.

OSP will be focusing enforcement efforts on motorists driving on the shoulder of I-5, parking on the shoulder of I-5 and any other hazardous behavior. Another particular issue has been motorists driving past the backed up traffic and then trying to squeeze in prior to the Woodburn exit. OSP will be in the area actively enforcing traffic laws.

November 25 - Oregon State University versus University of Oregon Football Game in Eugene at 4PM. OSP is advising motorists traveling on Interstate 5 to expect high volumes of traffic in the mid-Willamette Valley before and after the game. OSP is urging those attending the game to take your time, plan ahead and have a designated driver.


OSP is also urging motorists to plan their travels:

*Expect heavy traffic volumes. Take extra time to reach your destination

*Visit ODOT's traveler page www.tripcheck.com

*Be prepared in the event you become stuck during your travels- Carry water, food, and blankets in the event you are stuck in your vehicle during your trip

*Get a designated driver (plan ahead) if you plan on consuming intoxicating substances.

*Put the distractions away. Pull over to use that handheld electronic device, ask as passenger to help or wait to arrive at your destination to use them.

*Watch your speed; often speeding will not get you to your destination any faster. You will fatigue faster, burn more fuel, and create a more hazardous environment on the highway.

*Be extra vigilant in highway work zones. Even when workers are not present, all work zone speed limits still apply and fines double. Inactive work zones still have equipment, detours, and incomplete changes in the roadway so drivers need to slow down and be alert.

*Get rested before you travel. Fatigued drivers are more frequent during holiday weekends because of increased travel and activity. Be patient and allow plenty of time to reach your destination.

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OSP Seeking Public Assistance in the Unlawful Killing/Waste of a Black Tail Deer (Photo) - 11/21/17

The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division in Newport is asking for the public's assistance in locating the person(s) responsible for the unlawful killing and waste of a black tail deer that was discovered on Gravel Creek road near Horner Ranch.

On Friday, November 3rd, 2017, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist located a black tail buck that was shot and left on Gravel Creek road. The deer appeared to have been shot the night prior and was left with no meat taken. Oregon State Police is investigating the unlawful killing and waste of the black tail deer.

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

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

** Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators**

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

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

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

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

* $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope

* $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf

* $300 Habitat Destruction

* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish

* $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl

* $100 Furbearers

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

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

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

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Update #2 ** OSP Seeks Public Assistance in Ten Vehicle Crash on I-5 Southbound Two Miles North of Woodburn (Photo) - 11/17/17

**Update #2***
Attached is a photo of what the mobile sawmill would have looked like before the crash. A witness also reported the pick-up possibly having a black or black two tone paint on the bed of the truck. Please call OSP at (800) 452-7888 if you have any information on the crash or can help identify the driver of the pick-up.

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***Update***
On November 14, 2017 at approximately 9:30 PM, the Northern Command Center (NCC) was notified of a large metal object that had fallen off of a pick-up truck. The pick-up was pulling a flat bed trailer and the object fell off of the trailer. A minute later NCC started to receive calls of vehicles hitting the object. The driver of the pick-up initially stopped and started to run to the object. Once vehicles started to hit it he turned around, got back into the pick-up, and fled the scene. The driver was only described as a male adult.

In total ten vehicles hit the object. Most of the vehicles received minor damage except for one which flipped several times and the occupant from that vehicle was transported to the hospital with injuries. There were no other injuries reported.

The object was found to be a large band saw and was described as being approximately five feet long by two feet tall and was red and black in color. The pick-up was described as a larger style personal vehicle such as a Ford F250 type vehicle.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or who has information, who has not already spoken to police, please call the Oregon State Police at 1(800) 452-7888.

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The Oregon State Police and Emergency workers are on scene of a ten vehicle crash on I-5 North of Woodburn. The preliminary information is a large metal object fell off of a pick-up truck onto the interstate. Shortly after OSP was notified vehicles began to hit the object. One patient has been transported for injuries and the scene is still under investigation.

Please check www.tripcheck.com for traveling information.

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OSP Seeks Public's Assistance In Killing of Wolf - Wallowa County - 11/17/17

The Oregon State Police is asking for the public's assistance in locating the individual(s) responsible for shooting and killing a wolf in Wallowa County. The wolf was found dead in the Chesnimnus hunt unit in an area known as Cold Springs on Wednesday November 14, 2017. The wolf was a collared wolf known as OR23 and it is believed that it died Sunday or Monday morning (November 12 or 13).

The Oregon State Police is investigating the incident and has found evidence that the wolf was killed by a gun shot. Due to this being an on-going investigation, no further information will be released at this time.

Poaching (otherwise known as unlawful take) of fish and wildlife, to include wolves, is a problem in Oregon and will be vigorously investigated by the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division, says Captain Jeff Samuels. As the Division only employs 120 officers statewide, the public's assistance greatly increases the chances of catching persons involved in poaching.

"We are upset and frustrated by the unlawful wolf killings in Oregon," said Doug Cottam, ODFW Wildlife Division Administrator. "Poaching of any wildlife is wrong and harmful to their conservation. Please, if you know something about any of these cases, step forward and provide information to OSP, which can be done anonymously."

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Sergeant Chris Hawkins at the La Grande Patrol Office, 541-963-7175 ex 4670. Callers can also stay anonymous by calling the Turn In Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888.

Murder Conviction in Klamath County - 11/17/17

On November 7, 2017, after a murder trial that lasted almost a week and a half at the Klamath County Circuit Court, James Forshee (62) was convicted for the murder of Emery Connor (42).

The murder occurred on April 17, 2014, in a local Burlington Northern Santa Fe maintenance building in Klamath Falls, OR, where both Forshee and Connor were employed.

The Klamath County Jury that heard the case, after less than two hours of deliberation, returned a unanimous verdict of "Guilty" for "Murder." on November 7, 2017, a Klamath County Circuit Court Judge sentenced Forshee to life in prison with the possibility of parole in 25 years (Forshee will be 83 years old before he is eligible for parole).

The Oregon State Police was the lead agency working within the Klamath County Major Crimes Team. The major crime team consists of investigators from the Oregon State Police, Klamath Falls Police Department, Klamath County Sheriff's Office, Klamath County Parole and Probation, and the Klamath County District Attorney's Office.

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*** UPDATE on TIP Money*** OSP Seeking Public Assistance in the Unlawful Killing/Waste of Three Black Tail Deer Outside of Butte Falls (Photo) - 11/17/17

****UPDATE on TIP Reward Money Available**
The Oregon State Police has been notified the following increases of reward money being offered leading to an arrest by the following organizations:

OHA TIP-$500.00
Local Rogue Valley OHA chapter-$500.00
Crime Stoppers of Southern Oregon-$1,000

Callers can remain anonymous. The TIP program number is 1-800-452-7888.

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

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The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division in Central Point is asking for the public's assistance in locating the persons responsible for the unlawful killing and waste of three black tail deer that were discovered just outside of Butte Falls.

On Saturday, November 11, 2017, the Oregon State Police investigated three black tail deer that were dumped just outside of Butte Falls. Only the heads and some meat were taken. The deer appeared to be dead only a couple of days. Currently, there is an archery deer season in this unit.

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

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

** Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators**

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

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

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

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

* $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope

* $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf

* $300 Habitat Destruction

* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish

* $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl

* $100 Furbearers

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

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

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

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Oregon State Police is asking Public Assistance in a Reckless Driving Case Involving a Firearm Near Cottage Grove - 11/17/17

On November 17th, 2017, at approximately 9:20 AM, a gold Mazda pickup was seen driving recklessly before a collision with a commercial motor vehicle. The driver of the pickup exited the pickup armed with a firearm and was taken into custody by law enforcement a short time later. There are no outstanding suspects at this time. The Oregon State Police is primary on the investigation.

Northbound traffic was stopped for a short time, and possible witnesses may have left the scene when traffic began moving again. Witnesses to the incident, collision, or driving behavior of a gold pickup, are asked to contacted the Oregon State Police Northern Command Center at (800) 452-7888

Additional information will be released at a later time.

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***Name Released*** Two Killed In Highway 20 Crash Near Santiam Pass - Jefferson County - 11/16/17

***Update on 2nd deceased driver name***
The driver of the Ford was identified as Michael A. Carter (age 47 from Ontario, Oregon).

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On November 2, 2017 at approximately 1:15pm, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle crash on Highway 20 near milepost 81 (just east of the Santiam Summit).

Investigation revealed a 2003 Ford Van towing a trailer traveling eastbound on Highway 20 when it crossed the double centerline and struck a westbound 2010 Subaru Legacy head-on. The driver of the Subaru, Linda A DAVIS, age 70, of Stayton, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the Ford, Michael A. Carter (age 47 from Ontario, Oregon), was also pronounced deceased. His identity is still being withheld at this time as his family has not yet been located.

Highway 20 was completely closed for about one hour until one alternating lane was opened for traffic.

More information will be released when it becomes available.
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Previous Release:
On November 2, 2017 at approximately 1:15pm, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle crash on Highway 20 near milepost 81 (just east of the Santiam Summit).

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2003 Ford Van traveling eastbound on Highway 20 when it crossed the double centerline and struck an westbound 2010 Subaru Legacy head-on. Both drivers were pronounced deceased at the scene. There were no passengers in the vehicles.

Highway 20 was completely closed for about one hour until one alternating lane was opened for traffic.

This is a preliminary release. More information will be released when it becomes available and next of kin for the deceased have been notified.

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Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Fatal in Josephine County (Photo)** Update on Juvenile Name** - 11/16/17

**Update**
The juvenile's name is listed below.

** Update on Juvenile age and make of vehicle **

On November 14, 2017, at approximately 7:00 P.M., OSP Troopers responded to a vehicle vs. pedestrian fatal crash at the intersection of Elk Lane and Majestic Drive.

The preliminary investigation revealed Joseph "Joey" Jones (age 14 from Grants Pass) was on a long board skateboard, traveling downhill on Majestic Drive when he entered onto Elk Lane. When he entered Elk Lane he was struck by a southbound Mercury SUV. The juvenile suffered fatal injuries and was declared deceased on scene by medical personnel.

The Mercedes was occupied by the driver Mallory Perez (age 32 from Grants Pass) and her nine year old daughter. Perez is cooperating with the investigation and is not suspected of any wrong doing.

Elk Lane was closed for approximately two hours while OSP Troopers conducted the investigation. OSP was assisted on scene by AMR and Rural Metro Fire Department.

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Astoria Teen Killed in Vehicle Crash Near Gearhart (Photo) - 11/16/17

On Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at approximately 2:07 p.m., the Oregon State Police responded to a head-on two vehicle fatal crash on US Highway near milepost 14.

The preliminary investigation revealed a black Honda Civic, operated by Broderick Danielson, age 18, Astoria, was traveling northbound and lost control rotating sideways into southbound lane. A southbound silver Toyota 4-Runner, operated by Melany Bloom, age 38, Rosburg, WA was unable to stop, hitting the passenger side of the Honda. Danielson suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Hwy 101 was closed to one lane of travel for 1 hour and completely closed for an additional hour. Speed is being considered as a contributing factor for the crash. OSP was assited by Gearhart Fire Department, Gearhart Police Department, Clatsop County Sheriff's Office, and ODOT.

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Roseburg Resident arrested for numerous sex Crimes (Photo) - 11/15/17

On November 2, 2017, Oregon State Police detectives assisted Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with serving a search warrant at a residence in Roseburg, Oregon on the basis that child pornographic images were uploaded (electronically sent) from that address.

During the search of the residence and the following investigation, it was discovered that one of the child pornographic images was produced at that residence by Kelly Shane Rice (29) of Roseburg, Oregon with his stepdaughter (1 year of age) as the victim displayed in the image.

On November 9, 2017, Kelly Rice was arrested without incident and lodged at the Douglas County Jail for 163.670 - Using Child in Display of Sexually Explicit Conduct, 163.427 - Sex Abuse I, 163.411 - Unlawful Sexual Penetration I, 163.684 - Encouraging Child Sex Abuse I.

The investigation is ongoing. No further information is available for release at this time.

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