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UPDATE - Oregon State Police is requesting assistance with investigation of two dogs attacking a killing a young deer. (Photo) - 12/11/19

The owner of the dogs has contacted the Oregon State Police.  OSP would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance.

Investigation is continuing and no further information is available for release at this time.

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On November 30, 2019 at approximately 11:06 P.M. cameras at Jacksonville Elementary recorded two dogs attacking a small deer on school grounds.  A female is seen in the video (still photos attached) attempting to and eventually gaining control of the two dogs.  Approximately 20 minutes later one of the dogs returns and attacks the deer again for approximately 12 minutes before the deer appears to die.  

Oregon State Police would like to talk with the female in the photo.  If you have seen the dogs or know the female please contact Oregon State Police at 1-800-442-2068 or *OSP and leave information for Trooper Brittany Hanigan.

 

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Fatal Crash on Hwy 62 - Jackson County (Photo) - 12/10/19

On Tuesday, December 10, 2019  at approximately 2:35 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 62 near milepost 10.

Preliminary investigation reveals a PT Cruiser, operated by Jason Renfro (35) of Medford, was traveling westbound on Hwy 62 when for unknown reasons crossed the center line and struck a eastbound VW Beetle operated by Rickie Beer (70) of Eagle Point.

Beer sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.  His passenger, Susan Beer (67) of Eagle Point, was transported to the hospital with injuries.

Renfro and his passenger, Lawrence Hunsley (59) of Prospect, were transported to the hospital with injuries. 

OSP was assisted by Jackson County Fire District 3, Eagle Point Police Department, Jackson County Sheriff's Office and ODOT

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Oregon State Police arrest subject for Wildlife Harassment and Animal Abuse II (Photo) - 12/10/19

On December 6, 2019 Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Troopers received information from the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife regarding a disturbing video shared via social media.  The video displayed what appeared to be a young adult male climbing onto, and eventually riding on the back of a live and exhausted mule deer buck while it was contained within a fenced enclosure.  Throughout the video, the mule deer buck can be heard grunting and/or bleating and after escaping the rider, the buck jumped into a linked fence, multiple times, attempting to escape the enclosure. 

After reviewing the video, OSP Fish & Wildlife Troopers conducted further investigation and identified two suspects from Riley, OR.  The primary suspect, identified as Jacob Belcher (18) from Riley, OR., was located on a rural ranch in Harney County where he was interviewed by Troopers.  The investigation and interviews revealed that the buck mule deer had entrapped itself within a fenced feeding enclosure, before being ridden by Belcher.  The buck was eventually freed and its status at this time is unknown.

Following interviews, Belcher was arrested and lodged at the Harney County Jail on charges of Wildlife Harassment and Animal Abuse II.  Another suspect, who was responsible for filming the incident, was identified and interviewed as well.  Charges of Aiding in a Wildlife Offense will be referred to the Harney County District Attorney’s Office.

** Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators** 

The TIP program offers preference point rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of big game mammals.

 Preference Point Rewards:

* 5 Points-Bighorn Sheep

* 5 Points-Rocky Mountain Goat

* 5 Points-Moose

* 5 Points-Wolf

* 4 Points-Elk

* 4 Points-Deer

* 4 Points-Antelope

* 4 Points-Bear

* 4 Points-Cougar

Or the Oregon Hunters Association TIP reward fund also offers cash rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Goat, Moose, Elk, Deer, Antelope, Bear, Cougar, Wolf, Upland Birds, Waterfowl, Furbearers, Game Fish and Shellfish.  Cash rewards can also be awarded for turning in people who destroy habitat, illegally obtain licenses/tags and for the unlawful lending/borrowing of big game tags.

CASH REWARDS:

* $1,000 Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Goat and Moose 
* $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope 
* $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf 
* $300 Habitat Destruction

* $200 Illegally Obtaining License/Tag(s)

* $200 Unlawful Lend/Borrow Big Game Tags(s) 
* $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl 
* $100 Furbearers 

* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish 

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

TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP(677)

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

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Fatal Crash on Hwy 395 - Umatilla County (Photo) - 12/07/19

On Friday, December 6, 2019 at approximately 10:03 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a vehicle crash on Hwy 395 at the intersection of E Punkin Center Rd.  

The preliminary investigation revealed that a gold, 2009 Toyota Camry, operated by Michelle Dawn Fry (45) of Umatilla,  was traveling northbound on Hwy 395 and failed to stop at a red light and collided with a black 2006 KIA Spectra, operated by Elidio Salas De La Paz (77) of Hermiston, which was traveling southbound on Hwy 395 making a left hand turn onto E Punkin Center Rd. 

Salas De La Paz and his wife/passenger Alicia Salas (75) were both transported by ambulance to Good Shepherd Medical Center, Hermiston.  Alicia Salas was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

Fry was lodged at the Umatilla County Jail on the charges of Manslaughter, DUII, Assault, and reckless driving.

OSP was assisted by ODOT, Umatilla County Fire District #1, Umatilla County Sheriff's Office and Hermiston Police Department.

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Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Troopers Requesting Public's Assistance with Killing and Waste of Bull and Cow Elk in Tillamook County (Photo) - 12/05/19

The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division is asking for the public's help in locating the person(s) responsible for the unlawful killing and waste of a 4X5 bull elk and a cow elk in Tillamook County.

On Wednesday, December 4, 2019, Tillamook OSP Fish and Wildlife Troopers were dispatched to a report of a deceased bull elk. The deceased bull elk was located approximately 3 miles up Kansas Creek Road in an area known as Hembre Ridge.  

The bull elk was killed using a rifle and left to waste with no meat removed.  Further investigation led to the discovery of a deceased cow elk nearby.  Neither elk was salvageable and it appeared both elk had been shot within the past few days.

OSP is asking anyone who was in the area or anyone who may have information on the person(s) responsible to call the TIP line at 1-800-452-7888, or *OSP (677) and refer information to Trooper Charles Reeder.  Information can also be sent by email to TIP@state.or.us.

** Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators** 

The TIP program offers preference point rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of big game mammals.

Preference Point Rewards:

* 5 Points-Bighorn Sheep

* 5 Points-Rocky Mountain Goat

* 5 Points-Moose

* 5 Points-Wolf

* 4 Points-Elk

* 4 Points-Deer

* 4 Points-Antelope

* 4 Points-Bear

* 4 Points-Cougar

Or the Oregon Hunters Association TIP reward fund also offers cash rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Goat, Moose, Elk, Deer, Antelope, Bear, Cougar, Wolf, Upland Birds, Waterfowl, Furbearers, Game Fish and Shellfish.  Cash rewards can also be awarded for turning in people who destroy habitat, illegally obtain licenses/tags and for the unlawful lending/borrowing of big game tags.

CASH REWARDS:

* $1,000 Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Goat and Moose 
* $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope 
* $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf 
* $300 Habitat Destruction

* $200 Illegally Obtaining License/Tag(s)

* $200 Unlawful Lend/Borrow Big Game Tags(s) 
* $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl 
* $100 Furbearers 

* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish 

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

TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP(677)

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Fatal Crash on Hwy 730 - Umatilla County (Photo) - 12/05/19

On Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at approximately 8:40 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 730 near milepost 202.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 1999 Ford F-150 PU was westbound on Hwy 730 when for unknown reasons crossed into the eastbound lane and collided with a 2011 Volvo Semi Truck with flatbed trailer loaded with metal products, operated by Steven Unruh (64) from Nampa. ID.

The operator of the Ford F-150 sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. Name will be released after next of kin has been notified.

Unruh was transported to Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermiston.

Hwy 730 was closed for approximately 4 hours.

OSP was assisted by Umatilla Fire District #1 and ODOT

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Fatal Crash Highway 224 near Eagle Creek -- Clackamas County (Photo) - 12/02/19

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Sunday evening’s fatal crash on Highway 224 near Eagle Creek. 

On December 1, 2019 at about 7:32 PM, OSP troopers and emergency personnel responded to a reported two vehicle crash on Highway 224 near Highway 211. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Toyota Camry, operated by Aleksandr Sukhoy, age 37, from Portland, was westbound on Highway 224 and for unknown reasons crossed into the eastbound lanes.  Once in the eastbound lanes the Toyota Camry crashed into an eastbound Toyota Rav, operated by Haley Hubbard, age 29, from Eagle Creek. 

Sukhoy was pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency personnel.  Haley Hubbard and her passenger, Josh Hubbard, age 30, from Eagle Creek, were both transported to area hospitals with serious injuries.

OSP was assisted by ODOT, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office and Clackamas Fire. 

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Twitter: @ORStatePolice
Facebook: @ospsocial

 

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Fatal Pedestrian Crash I - 84 near Cascade Locks -- Hood River County - 11/30/19

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into this evening’s fatal pedestrian crash on I -84 near Cascade Locks. 

On November 30, 2019 at about 7:00 PM, OSP and emergency personnel responded to a crash on I - 84 WB near milepost 51 involving two motor vehicles that collided with a pedestrian. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Subaru passenger car, operated by Meghan Moorhead, age 32, from Portland, was westbound in the right lane.  A pedestrian, identified as Kevin Burrows-Ellenberg, age 32, from Boise ID, for unknown reasons walked into the path of the Subaru from the westbound shoulder.  Burrows-Ellenberg came to rest in the left lane and into the path of a Toyota 4 Runner, operated by Solomon Jacobsen, age 46, from Rufus. 

Burrows-Ellenburg was pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency personnel. 

Both Moorhead and Jacobsen stopped at the scene and are cooperating with investigators.

Traffic is restricted to one lane while the investigation is being completed. 

OSP was assisted by Hood River County Sheriff’s Office, ODOT and Cascade Locks Fire Department.

No photographs for release. 

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Twitter: @ORStatePolice 
Facebook: @ospsocial

DUII Enforcement Patrol - 11/29/19

On November 29, 2019 Oregon State Police and partner agencies will be conducting a DUII enforcement patrol. Please see attached press release from MADD.

DUII Enforcement Patrol - 11/29/19

On November 29, 2019 Oregon State Police and partner agencies will be conducting a DUII enforcement patrol. Please see attached press release from MADD.

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Fatal Crash near Dallas (Photo) - 11/27/19

On November 26, 2019 at 4:45 PM, Oregon State Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two-vehicle crash (which resulted in a  single fatality) on 22 W at Perrydale Rd, Polk County.

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2008 Honda Ridgline , operated by Roy Zimbrick, age 86 of Willimina, was attempting to turn onto Perrydale Rd when it was struck by the 2008 Nissan Titan operated by Miguel Lopez Delgado, age 37 of Salem, traveling eastbound on SR 22W.  Zimbrick suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The occupants of the Nissan were transported to local hospital with serious injuries.

SR 22 W was closed for about 3.5 hours following the crash.  OSP was assisted by Polk County Sheriff's Office, Polk County Fire and ODOT. 

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Pedestrian Fatal I -205 near Clackamas Town Center -Update #1- Deceased Identified - 11/26/19

***Update #1***

The deceased pedestrian has been identified as Jason Molash, age 29, from Estacada.

Through the investigation and assistance from the public it was determined Molash, wearing all black clothing, was struck as he was walking one of the lanes of travel. Investigators determined at least three vehicles struck Molash. Those vehicles were: Unit #1, driven by John Ewing, age 55, from Oregon City was a 2008 Dodge 2500 pick-up; Unit #2, driven by Tawnya Cantu, age 48, from Milwaukie was a 2000 Honda Passport; and Unit #3, driven by Mark Newbloom, age 29, from Milwaukie was a 2004 Subaru Forester.

No other information is anticipated to be released regarding this case.

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On November 25, 2019 at approximately 5:30am Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a pedestrian fatal on I-205 near milepost 13.

Preliminary investigation indicates unit #1 was traveling northbound when they struck a pedestrian who was standing in the middle of I205. Shortly after that law-enforcement received several calls of a hazard in the middle of the road on I -205. While units were responding, unit # 2 also struck the pedestrian. 

Both drivers are cooperating with the investigation. All lanes of northbound I-205 are closed and are not expected to open for at least an hour but a detour has been established. Refer to ODOT Tripcheck (www.tripcheck.com) for updated road conditions. 

No photos will be available for this crash. Updated information will released when available.

 

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Four Cave Junction Men Arrested for Murder in Connection to Structure Fire in January - 11/26/19

On January 15, 2019 Oregon State Police and emergency workers responded to structure fire in Cave Junction where Donald Thomas was found deceased inside the residence. As a result of the investigation, the following persons were arrested and lodged (at the Josephine County Jail):

  1. Justin Mason (age 29 from Cave Junction)
    • Felony Murder x2
    • Arson 1
    • Burglary 1
  2. Dakota Crow  (age 24 from Cave Junction)
    • Felony Murder x2
    • Arson 1
    • Burglary 1
  3. Kenny Webb (age 35 from Cave Junction)
    • Aggravated Murder x2
    • Arson 1
    • Burglary 1
  4. Richard Webb (age 37 from Cave Junction)
    • Aggravated Murder x2
    • Arson 1
    • Burglary 1

Kenny and Richard Webb are brothers and all involved were believed to have been friends with the deceased. Below is the original released information.

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OREGON STATE POLICE REQUESTING PUBLIC'S ASSISTANCE IN LOCATING SUBJECT INVOLVED IN FATAL ARSON IN CAVE JUNCTION - JOSEPHINE COUNTY


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: January 18th, 2019 12:11 PM

On January 15, 2019, emergency personnel responded to a structure fire at 150 East River St. in Cave Junction.

Emergency personnel located Donald Thomas (65) deceased inside the structure.

Oregon State Police Major Crimes and Arson Detectives are investigating.   A male was seen igniting and throwing a flare at the residence.  Anyone with information related to this fatal fire is requested to contact the Oregon State Police Dispatch at 1-800-442-2068 or *OSP and reference case #SP19-017772

Fatal Crash near Scottsburg - 11/26/19

On Monday, November 25, 2019 at 8:20 AM, Oregon State Police and emergency personnel received a report of a possibly single vehicle fatal traffic crash on Highway 38 at approximately MP 16. 

The crash scene investigation found Allison Morgan, age 38 from Reedsport, was driving a 1997 Toyota Tercel when Morgan failed to negotiate a turn. The vehicle crossed over the oncoming west bound lane, drove off the roadway and collided with a large oak tree head-on. Morgan was pronounced deceased at the scene. Witnesses estimated the Toyota Tercel was traveling in excess of 60 mph when it collided with the tree. 

Oregon State Police was assisted by Reedsport Police, Scottsburg Fire, Oregon Department of Transportation and the Douglas County Medical Examiner.

No photos will be available of this crash.

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Illegal Hunting near Roseburg (Photo) - 11/26/19

On November 24, 2019, Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Troopers in the Roseburg Office received information regarding illegal hunting in the Drew area off Tiller Trail Highway.  
 
The investigation revealed Paul Morford, 47, from Coos Bay, Alvis Neal JR, 49, from Roseburg, Alvis Neal SR, 72, from Coos Bay and Kenneth Brown, 23, from Coos bay were hunting in the Dixion Unit. Their bow deer tags were valid in the Evans Creek unit just south of the Dixon unit. One buck was shot on November 23, 2019 after dark with a .22 caliber magnum rifle while it was being spotlighted.  Another 3-point deer was shot by bow in the Dixon Unit about 3 days prior.  The 3-point buck had already been transported to Coos Bay.
As a result of the investigation, two compound bows, a .22 caliber magnum rifle, a spotlight and a buck deer were seized.  The second buck deer was seized by the Coos Bay Office of the Oregon State Police.  Winston Police Department also assisted in the investigation.  The following people were issued citations and released.

 Paul Morford – 47 – Coos Bay – Hunting / Take Buck Deer Closed Area x2, Hunting Prohibited Method, Hunting Prohibited Hours
 
Alvis Neal Jr – 49 – Roseburg -  Hunting Buck Deer Closed Area, Aiding in a Game Violation
 
Alvis Neal Sr. – 72 – Coos Bay – Aiding in a Game Violation x2
 
Kenneth Brown – 23 – Coos Bay – Aiding in a Game Violation x2
 
** Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators** 
 
The TIP program offers preference point rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of big game mammals.
 
Preference Point Rewards:
* 5 Points-Bighorn Sheep 
* 5 Points-Rocky Mountain Goat
* 5 Points-Moose
* 5 Points-Wolf
* 4 Points-Elk
* 4 Points-Deer
* 4 Points-Antelope
* 4 Points-Bear
* 4 Points-Cougar
 
Or the Oregon Hunters Association TIP reward fund also offers cash rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Goat, Moose, Elk, Deer, Antelope, Bear, Cougar, Wolf, Upland Birds, Waterfowl, Furbearers, Game Fish and Shellfish.  Cash rewards can also be awarded for turning in people who destroy habitat, illegally obtain licenses/tags and for the unlawful lending/borrowing of big game tags.
 
CASH REWARDS: 
* $1,000 Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Goat and Moose 
* $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope 
* $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf 
* $300 Habitat Destruction
* $200 Illegally Obtaining License/Tag(s)
* $200 Unlawful Lend/Borrow Big Game Tags(s) 
* $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl 
* $100 Furbearers 
* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish 

How to Report a Wildlife and/or Habitat Law Violation or Suspicious Activity: 
TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP(677)

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

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Update --Oregon State Police requesting public's assistance with unlawfully taken/wasted deer - Linn County (Photo) - 11/26/19

The Oregon State Police would like to thank the public for the assistance with information that lead to the arrest of the unlawfully taken buck deer near Sweet Home. The Oregon State Police received multiple tips from the public to identify the subjects involved in the unlawful taking.

On 11/24/2019, Troopers from the Albany office talked to Dallas Loewen-Beutel of Sweet Home, Oregon and Ryan Justice of Foster, Oregon. Subsequent to the investigation, Dallas was criminally cited for Aiding/Counseling in a Wildlife Offense and Waste of Game Mammal. Ryan was criminally cited for Take/Possession of Buck Deer and Waste of Game Mammal. The rifle used to kill the buck was seized as evidence.

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On November 17, 2019 at approximately 1:30 P.M. the Oregon State Police received a complaint regarding a buck deer shot unlawfully with a rifle and left to waste in the area of Swamp Mountain, this is approximately 10 miles east of Sweet Home.  

The witness observed two adult subjects in a newer, bright red, Chevrolet pickup (attached picture is similar) operating on commercial timber property when one subject shot the buck deer with a rifle from the cab of the pickup.  The vehicle left the area after learning the witness observed the illegal activity. 

 Identifying features regarding the vehicle:

·        bright red paint

·        black wheels with lower profile / wide tires

·        loud exhaust

·        crew cab / 4-door

·        dark tinted windows

·        tube-style steps or nerf bars

·        slight lift or leveled front end

·        white sticker in the upper portion of windshield with 6-characters, possibly “OREGON”

·        small green and white or blue and white, square sticker in lower right corner of back window

 

** Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators** 

The TIP program offers preference point rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of big game mammals.

Preference Point Rewards:

* 5 Points-Bighorn Sheep

* 5 Points-Rocky Mountain Goat

* 5 Points-Moose

* 5 Points-Wolf

* 4 Points-Elk

* 4 Points-Deer

* 4 Points-Antelope

* 4 Points-Bear

* 4 Points-Cougar

Or the Oregon Hunters Association TIP reward fund also offers cash rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Goat, Moose, Elk, Deer, Antelope, Bear, Cougar, Wolf, Upland Birds, Waterfowl, Furbearers, Game Fish and Shellfish.  Cash rewards can also be awarded for turning in people who destroy habitat, illegally obtain licenses/tags and for the unlawful lending/borrowing of big game tags.

CASH REWARDS:

* $1,000 Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Goat and Moose 
* $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope 
* $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf 
* $300 Habitat Destruction

* $200 Illegally Obtaining License/Tag(s)

* $200 Unlawful Lend/Borrow Big Game Tags(s) 
* $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl 
* $100 Furbearers 

* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish 

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

TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP(677)

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

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Correction northbound Chevy Tahoe - Fatal Crash on Hwy 211 - Clackamas County (Photo) - 11/24/19

On Saturday, November 23, 2019 at approximately 5:25 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 211 near S. Macksburg Rd. 

Preliminary investigation shows that a Ford PU, operated by Robert Nolz (64) of Molalla, was southbound on Hwy 211 when for unknown reasons crossed into the northbound lane and struck a northbound Chevy Tahoe operated by Nancy Sowers (79) of Colton.

Nolz sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Sowers sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Nancy Slocum (62) of Colton, passenger in the Chevy Tahoe, was transported to OHSU with serious injuries.

Oregon State Police was assisted by ODOT, Molalla Police Department, and Molalla and Colton Fire Departments.

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Fatal Crash on Hwy 26 - Clackamas County (Photo) - 11/24/19

On Saturday, November 23, 2019 at approximately 7:25 P.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 26 near SE Weber Rd.

Preliminary investigation reveals that a Toyota Camry, operated by James Gerhardt (29) of Rhododendron, was  eastbound on Hwy 26 when for unknown reasons left the roadway and rolled several times.

Gerhardt sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Oregon State Police were assisted by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Clackamas County Fire and Medics, and ODOT

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Oregon State Police arrest 21 at Capitol Protest - 11/22/19

On Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 1:59 P.M. approximately 75 people entered the Oregon State Capitol to protest the proposed LNG pipeline in Coos County, OR. 

As per standard procedure the Capitol closed at 5:30 P.M.  Several of the people remained in the building and refused to leave, requesting to speak to Governor Kate Brown.

At approximately 8:30 P.M. Governor Kate Brown addressed the protesters and answered several questions.  Many of the remaining protesters left the building at this time.

At approximately 9:00 P.M. Oregon State Police Superintendent Travis Hampton addressed the group asking them to depart the State Capitol or they would be subject to arrest.

21 people remained and were taken into custody and transported to the Marion County Jail on charges of Criminal Trespass II (ORS 164.245).

  1. Eric Howanietz (38) - Eugene
  2. Kelly Campbell (47) – Portland
  3. Derek De Forest Pyle (28) - Ashland
  4. Rianna Koppel (31) - Talent
  5. Simone Crowe (31) - Portland
  6. Jonathon Major (42) – Jacksonville
  7. Kayla Starr (78) - Talent
  8. Domyo Burk (48) - Beaverton
  9. Sofia Jokela (28) - Milwaukie
  10. Tyee Williams (22) – Eugene
  11. Emma Rohwer (40) - Klamath Falls
  12. Shawn Creeden (38) - Portland
  13. Stephen Dear (55) – Elmira
  14. Guy Berliner (49) – Portland
  15. Sandra Lyon (72) – Days Creek
  16. May Wallace (69) – California
  17. Diana Rempe (53) – Portland
  18. Dineen Orourke (24) – Portland
  19. Samuel Yergler (34) - Eugene
  20. Henry Jokela (25) – Milwaukie
  21. Sally Malitz (72) – Corvallis

All protesters were arrested without incident.

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Fatal Crash on Hwy 201N - Malheur County (Photo) - 11/22/19

On Thursday, November 21, 2019 at approximately 1:38 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 201N near mp 23.  

Preliminary Investigation indicates that a 2019 Chevy 3500 Silverado, operated by Tommy Smith (48) from Payette, ID, was northbound on Hwy 201 when for unknown reasons the vehicle drifted off the northbound shoulder striking the trailer of a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) that was parked. 

Smith sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. 

Jeffery Campbell (55) from Nampa, ID was sitting in the parked CMV and was not injured.

Hwy 201N was closed for approximately 2 hours .

OSP was assisted by Ontario Fire and Rescue and ODOT. 

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Fatal Crash on Hwy 221 - Yamhill County (Photo) - 11/18/19

On Monday, November 18, 2019 at approximately 11:50 A.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel  responded to a two vehicle collision on Hwy 221(Wallace Rd) near Milepost 10.5.

Preliminary investigation revealed a gray 2004 Volkswagen Passat, operated by Krista Ashley (33) of Salem, was northbound on Hwy 221 when for unknown reasons crossed into the southbound lane striking a black 2019 Chevy Cruz, being operated by Susie Valdez (69) of Salem.

Valdez and her passenger, Robert Valdez (70) of Salem both sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased.

Ashley was transported to Salem Hospital with serious injuries.

There were three passengers in the Passat driven by Ashley:

A juvenile female sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at Salem Hospital. 

Daniel Norris (28) of Salem was transported to Salem Hospital with serious injuries.

A juvenile female was transported to Salem Hospital with serious injuries.

Hwy 221 was closed for approximately 4.5 hours.

Oregon State Police was assisted by the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office, Dayton Fire, and ODOT.

Investigation is continuing