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Update #4: Added Info & Photo - Searchers Find Missing 18-Yr Old Alive in Northern Lake County (Photo) - 07/31/14
According to Lake County Sheriff Phil McDonald, all search and rescue personnel and resources are leaving the area after KEVIN MULERT, age 18, was found alive Thursday morning by searchers on horseback about 1.5 miles southeast of the camp he was reported missing from in northern Lake County.

Updated information from Sheriff McDonald related to the search:

* Lake County Sheriff's Office was notified Wednesday, July 30, at 10:45 a.m. that Kevin Mulert was missing. The sheriff's office immediately started gathering resources and personnel. Two helicopters, one from the Oregon National Guard and one from Emergency Air Lift out of Klamath Falls, were searching the area by air at about 2:30 p.m. Personnel and resources began arriving on the ground about 3:00 p.m.

* Searchers looked for Mulert until about 12:30 a.m. and then started again Thursday at daylight.

* Approximately 30 search and rescue personnel from Lake County, Deschutes County, and Klamath County were involved in Thursday's search. Personnel and resources provided by Jackson County Sheriff's Office were about 15 minutes from the search area when Mulert was found.

* Sheriff McDonald identified the three searchers who found Mulert as Norma Angelee, Deanie Sheridan, and Dennis Sheridan (photograph provided with release). They are members of the Lake County Sheriff's Office Search & Rescue team.

According to the Lake County Sheriff's Office website, the search and rescue team is comprised of citizen volunteers, who often providing their own equipment, that provide search and rescue services for the Sheriff's Office. Many members maintain their own specialty including aircraft operation and air scent dogs. During recent years, in addition to traditional searches for missing persons, SAR has been used for deceased recovery, crime scene search, and mutual aid with adjoining and nearby counties.

An Oregon State Police (OSP) detective is enroute to the hospital to conduct a follow up interview.

Photograph of searchers - Source: Lake County Sheriff's Office
(Left to right: Norma Angelee, Deanie Sheridan, & Dennis Sheridan)

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Update: Driver Cited For DUII After Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 199 north of Cave Junction (Photo) - 07/31/14
An adult female is facing a charge for DUII following her involvement in a single vehicle injury traffic crash on Highway 199 north of Cave Junction in Josephine County. The woman's name is released in this update.

On July 30, 2014 at approximately 4:39 p.m., A Chevrolet pickup driven by ROSE SALLEE, age 51, from Grants Pass, was traveling on Highway 199 near milepost 23 when it traveled off the highway and struck a tree. SALLEE was extricated by Illinois Valley Fire District firefighters and then transported by Mercy Flights air ambulance to Rogue Regional Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Initial investigation led OSP to cite SALLEE for DUII. Recruit Trooper Doug Krell is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Illinois Valley Fire District, AMR Ambulance, Mercy Flights, and ODOT.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Update #3: Searchers Find Missing 18-Year Old Alive in Northern Lake County - 07/31/14
Lake County Sheriff Phil McDonald announced that KEVIN MULERT, age 18, was found alive Thursday morning at approximately 10:30 a.m. by searchers on horseback about 1.5 miles southeast of the camp where he was reported missing from in northern Lake County. Searchers provided initial medical care and water as it appeared he was dehydrated. A National Guard helicopter was reportedly taking him to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend for an examination.

More information will be provided later today when available.

Lake County Sheriff's Office extends their thanks to all the search & rescue personnel, resources and partner agencies providing assistance during the search.

His family and camp program staff have been notified.

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Update #2: Names & Added Photo - Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 26 near Brightwood in Clackamas County (Photo) - 07/31/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Wednesday afternoon's two vehicle serious injury traffic crash that occurred on Highway 26 near Brightwood in Clackamas County. Names and other information are released in this update.

Updated information indicates on July 30, 2014 at approximately 3:35 p.m., a 1994 Ford pickup driven by TREVOR E. HUGHES, age 26, from Rhododendron, was traveling eastbound on Highway 26 near milepost 39 when it traveled across the center turn lane and into the westbound lanes. The pickup collided head-on with a 2004 Subaru Legacy station wagon that was traveling in the right westbound lane. After impact, the pickup rolled before coming to rest on its side.

The Subaru's driver, JOHN M. FLETCHER, age 18, from Battleground, Washington, was extricated and transported by LifeFlight to Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) with critical injuries. He was using safety restraints and the car's airbags deployed.

HUGHES was transported by ground ambulance to OHSU where he was treated and released for minor injuries. He was using safety restraints.

OSP troopers and detectives from the Portland Area Command office are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash with the assistance of the Clackamas County District Attorney's Office. Senior Trooper Dan Swift is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Hoodland Fire Department, and ODOT.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Update: Lake County Sheriff's Office Coordinating Search For Missing 18-Year Old Male From Wilderness Program in Northern Lake County (Photo) - 07/31/14
Lake County Sheriff's Office, with the assistance of several partner search and rescue personnel and neighboring sheriff offices, is continuing the search this morning for KEVIN ROBERT MULERT, age 18, from Deerfield, Illinois, in a remote area of northern Lake County, Oregon.

MULERT was reported missing Wednesday, July 30, 2014, from a therapeutic wilderness program after program staff members discovered him missing about 8:00 a.m. from the program's camp site about six miles south of Frederick Butte. The location is in northern Lake County, a remote area about 20 miles south of Highway 20 and the community of Hampton.

An update this morning from Lake County Sheriff Phil McDonald regarding today's search effort:

* Approximately 30 searchers from search & rescue teams out of Lake, Deschutes, and Klamath counties are at the site focusing on a 5-mile area around the program's camp site.
* Search teams on the ground include personnel on horses, ATVs, motor vehicles and on foot. A search canine is also expected to join searchers again today.
* Air resources, fixed wing and helicopter, from the Civil Air Patrol and Oregon National Guard will search from the air.
* The California Oregon Oregon Regional Search & Rescue Task Force (CORSAR) has been contacted for additional resources when needed. This group includes personnel from Jackson County, Douglas County, Josephine County, Klamath County, Curry County, Coos County, Oregon State Police, Siskiyou County, Del Norte County, Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service, Brim Aviation, Crater Lake National Park Service, American Red Cross, and Civil Air Patrol. The CORSAR team provides trained search and rescue personnel, search management, and other related resources to federal, state, and local authorities to further safeguard and save lives.

According to Sheriff McDonald, temperatures again today are expected to be in the mid to upper 90s with the potential for thunderstorms.

MULERT is described as a biracial male, 5"11, 200 lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes. He may have been wearing glasses and was believed to be wearing a red fleece jacket, khaki shorts, and socks. He was not wearing shoes and walked away undetected from the camp during the early morning hours.

Anyone traveling in the area that sees someone matching his description should immediately call 9-1-1 or OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at (541) 776-6111.

Please note that Sheriff McDonald is not available for media contact while coordinating the search. At his request, updates will be provided in news releases and Twitter (@ORStatePolice) distributed by Oregon State Police. Media and the public can periodically check for news release updates at:
http://www.oregon.gov/osp/NEWSRL/pages/news_releases.aspx

Sheriff McDonald has provided 3 photographs of the area where searchers are working today. These photos, along with 2 photographs of Kevin Mulert and an map of the general search area are a provided in links with this release.

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OSP Investigating Alleged Assault on Security Officer at Rogue Community College - 07/30/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is investigating an alleged report from a security officer at Rogue Community College near Grants Pass that she was injured by an unknown assailant Tuesday night while on patrol on campus.

On July 29, 2014 at approximately 10:14 p.m., OSP Southern Command Center dispatch received information of shots heard near the soccer field at Rogue Community College Grants Pass campus grounds. About seven minutes later, OSP received another report of an alleged assault to a female security guard at the college.

At approximately 10:36 p.m., two OSP troopers and medical personnel responded to the college. A trooper contacted security guard VENISE HOLLINSHEAD, age 37, who works for Tac-One Security. HOLLINSHEAD said she was standing outside when an unknown male approached her from behind and struck her in the head. To protect herself, she initially tried to pepper spray the alleged assailant who grabbed at her gun in a holster. During the struggle for the gun, a round was discharged before the suspect fled on foot toward the track field into a wooded area. HOLLINSHEAD said she fired two rounds from her handgun as the suspect was fleeing.

HOLLINSHEAD described the suspect as a 6-foot tall male wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and dark clothing. She was transported by AMR ambulance to Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass for treatment of minor cuts and scrapes.

Troopers searched the area without finding any persons of interest.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at (541) 776-6111. Lead investigator is Trooper Brendan Quirke.

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Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 26 west of Manning in Washington County (Photo) - 07/29/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Tuesday morning's single vehicle injury traffic crash that occurred along Highway 26 west of Manning. According to TripCheck.com, the highway is open for travel in both directions.

On July 29, 2014 at approximately 9:25 a.m., a 2012 Buick sport utility vehicle driven by an 83-year old female was traveling eastbound on Highway 26 near milepost 36 when it went off the south side of the highway and about 75 feet down an embankment.

Firefighters extricated the driver and her 87-year old husband/passenger, both from Nehalem. Both were transported to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

OSP was assisted by Washington County Sheriff's Office, local fire and medical responders, and ODOT. Trooper Darin Ladick is the lead investigator.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Driver Cited For DUII After Injury Crossover Crash - Interstate 5 in Medford (Photo) - 07/29/14
A White City man is facing a DUII charge following Monday evening's injury crossover traffic crash on Interstate 5 in the Medford area.

On July 28, 2014 at approximately 8:17 p.m., a Chevrolet Tahoe driven by ROBERT PILAND, age 45, from White City, was northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 30 when it traveled over the center median into the southbound lanes. The driver of a southbound commercial truck attempted to stop but couldn't avoid the Tahoe before both were involved in a head-on collision.

PILAND was extricated by responding fire personnel and transported by ambulance to Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. Subsequent to the initial investigation, he was cited by OSP for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants.

The truck's driver, ERIC PORTER, age 43, from Oakdale, was not injured.

OSP troopers from the Central Point Area Command office were assisted by Medford-area police, fire and medical responders, and ODOT. The southbound lanes were restricted to one lane of travel for about two hours. Trooper Damion Hillyer is the lead investigator.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Update #2: Fatal Traffic Crash - Interstate 84 west of Baker City (Photo) - 07/28/14
UPDATE: Investigators confirmed following an examination of the pickup and follow up interview with a passenger that the pickup struck and elk causing the operator to lose control before crashing in the center median.

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Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Saturday night's single vehicle fatal traffic crash that occurred along Interstate 84 west of Baker City in Baker County. The crash resulted in the death of an adult female and serious injury to three other adults.

According to Sergeant Kyle Hove, on July 26, 2014 at approximately 10:38 p.m., a 2010 Ford F350 pickup driven by TODD B. PRATT, age 30, from Blackfoot, Idaho, was traveling eastbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 294 when it traveled off the freeway lanes into the median. The pickup and 2001 Xtreme camper trailer rolled into the median where both vehicles came to rest.

The vehicle's four occupants, all from Idaho, were seriously injured. TODD PRATT and rear passenger JOE L. PRATT, age 61, from Blackfoot, Idaho, were transported by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. Right front passenger AUSTIN B. PARKER, age 23, from Pocatello, Idaho, and rear passenger TANDA KAY PRATT, age 60, from Blackfoot, Idaho, were transported by ground ambulance to St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Baker City. TANDA PRATT was later pronounced deceased at the hospital.

OSP troopers from the La Grande Area Command office, with the assistance of OSP Baker City troopers, are continuing the investigation. Recruit Trooper Tim Schuette is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Baker County Sheriff's Office, Baker City Police Department, Baker City Fire Department, Baker Rural Fire/Rescue, Haines Fire Protection District, LifeFlight, and ODOT.

The westbound lanes were closed temporarily for emergency ground and air transported response.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Update: Victim Identified, Photos - Driver Arrested for Allegedly Causing Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 6 in Tillamook County (Photo) - 07/28/14
Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of the Tillamook County District Attorney's Office, is continuing the investigation into Sunday afternoon's fatal traffic crash that occurred on Highway 6 east of Lees Camp in Tillamook County. The initial investigation led the arrest of a Portland woman located and stopped in Washington County whose vehicle was identified by witnesses as causing the crash.

On July 27, 2014 at approximately 4:00 p.m., a 2001 Chrysler Sebring driven by RUSSEL JOHN FALOTICO, age 56, from Beaverton, was eastbound on Highway 6 near milepost 27 when a 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe sport utility vehicle attempted to pass the Chrysler in a no passing zone. A witness traveling westbound said the Hyundai attempted to move back into the eastbound lane to avoid a collision with an oncoming vehicle, forcing the Chrysler off the roadway into a gravel pullout. The Chrysler's driver lost control, slid into the westbound lane and collided with a westbound 2004 Jeep Wrangler driven by SHILO MARIE WALTERS, age 36, from Newberg.

The Hyundai continued eastbound from the scene without stopping.

Upon arrival of emergency responders, the Chrysler's driver was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The passenger in the Jeep Wrangler identified as RICHARD R. WALTERS, age 43, from Newberg, was transported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with serious, non-life threatening injuries. SHILO WALTERS was transported by ground ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Investigators received information from witnesses at the scene that prior to the crash the operators of the Chrysler and Hyundai were involved in "road rage" behavior. This information led OSP to request law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for the Hyundai.

At approximately 5:04 p.m., information from Washington County Sheriff's Office and Beaverton Police Department led to the driver being stopped by Beaverton police eastbound on Highway 26 near Cedar Hills Boulevard. An OSP trooper responded from the crash scene as part of the ongoing investigation and subsequently arrested the Hyundai's driver, TRISHA JO HOMAN, age 45, from Portland, on the following charges:

* Criminally Negligent Homicide
* Assault in the Third Degree
* Reckless Driving
* Recklessly Endangering Another Person
* Felony Hit & Run

The trooper transported HOMAN to Tillamook County Jail where she was lodged on the charges. According to jail staff, she posted bail and was released to appear at a date and time to be set.

OSP troopers from the Tillamook office are continuing the investigation. Trooper Sarah Reding is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene and during the initial investigation by Tillamook County Sheriff's Office, Tillamook Regional Medical Center Ambulance, Tillamook Fire Department, Department of Forestry, Washington County Sheriff's Office, Beaverton Police Department, and ODOT. The highway was closed approximately 4 hours.

Homan Photograph - Tillamook County Sheriff's Office
Crash Scene Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Preliminary Information: Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 6 east of Lees Camp in Tillamook County - 07/27/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is beginning an investigation into Sunday afternoon's fatal traffic crash that occurred along Highway 6 about two miles east of Lees Camp in Tillamook County. The crash has the highway blocked with detours being established for traffic. Travelers are urged to use alternative routes for travel to and from the north Oregon coast.

Preliminary information indicates on July 27, 2014 at approximately 4:19 p.m., a report was received of a two-vehicle head-on crash with injuries on Highway 6 near milepost 27. When emergency responders arrived, they confirmed one person was deceased and others were injured. Two people reportedly have been transported by air ambulance to an unknown hospital with serious injuries.

The highway will be closed for several hours for the investigation into the cause of the crash. ODOT is responding with personnel and traffic updates can be monitored on ODOT's website TripCheck.com.

Information will be released later tonight when available. No photographs for release.

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Non-Injury Crash & Fire - Highway 101 north of Gearhart (Photo) - 07/27/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Saturday afternoon's non-injury crash along Highway 101 north of Gearhart after a vehicle struck a power pole that led to a fire eventually extinguished by responding firefighters. The cause of the crash is driver fatigue and enforcement decision is pending.

According to Trooper Andrew Morgan, on July 26, 2014 at approximately 4:39 p.m., a Jeep Cherokee was traveling southbound on Highway 101 at Cullaby Lake Lane when its driver, ROYAL G. NEBEKER, age 69, from Gearhart, fell asleep. The Jeep crossed the highway and struck a utility pole, breaking the utility pole and causing lines to fall. A fire started near the vehicle and spread to a few surrounding acres until responding firefighters extinguished the fire. The highway was partially closed for emergency response and fully opened about 5:15 p.m.

NEBEKER was not injured.

Pacific Power was notified and the vehicle left at the scene until repairs could be made.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Update: Serious Injury Motorcycle-Involved Traffic Crash - Highway 30 west end of The Dalles (Photo) - 07/26/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Saturday morning's serious crash involving a motorcycle and a bus in the west end of The Dalles along Highway 30. The motorcyclist's name is released in this update.

According to Senior Trooper Scott Rector, on July 26, 2014 at approximately 7:17 a.m., a motorcycle operated by LARRY M. DEW, age 57, was eastbound on Highway 30 near Division Street when it collided into the front of an International bus driven by PATRICK PRESTON, age 55, from The Dalles. The bus was turning left from Highway 30 into a gas station/convenience store lot when the collision occurred.

DEW was seriously injured and transported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center where he is in critical condition. His motorcycle is registered in Colorado but he reportedly may be currently living in Wisconsin. He was wearing a protective helmet.

PRESTON was not injured. The bus belongs to Oregon Child Development Coalition and had no passengers.

OSP troopers from The Dalles Area Command office are continuing the investigation. No citations have been issued at this time.

OSP was assisted at the scene by The Dalles City Police Police Department and Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Update: Name & Photo Released - Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 126W east of Mapleton in Lane County (Photo) - 07/26/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into an early Saturday morning single vehicle fatal traffic crash that occurred along Highway 126W east of Mapleton. The crash resulted in the death of an adult male whose name is released in this update.

On July 26, 2014, at approximately 3:09 a.m., a Ford Escape driven by RAYMOND H. MOSLEY, age 68, from Florence, was traveling westbound on Highway 126W near milepost 22. For an unknown reason, the vehicle left the roadway across the eastbound lane and crashed head-on into a tree. The tree broke at the middle and landed in the highway, blocking the eastbound lane.

Emergency crews arrived and declared the MOSLEY deceased at the scene.

OSP troopers from the Springfield Area Command office are continuing the investigation.

The eastbound lane was blocked approximately 4 hours while emergency personnel were on scene. OSP was assisted by the Lane Fire Authority and ODOT.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Update: Name Released - Fatal Motorcycle Crash - Interstate 5 in Salem - 07/26/14
A 53-year old male motorcyclist died Friday night when he was involved in a high speed crash on the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 in Salem. Witnesses included an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper on patrol. The victim's name is released in this update.

On July 25, 2014 at approximately 10:07 p.m., an OSP trooper patrolling on Interstate 5 near milepost 261 witnessed the operator of a 2009 Harley Davidson lose control while passing other vehicles at an estimated 90 - 95 mph in the northbound lanes. The operator was ejected from the motorcycle as it crashed in the center northbound lane.

The trooper initiated emergency medical care and CPR at the scene until paramedics arrived. DAVID LEARY SCHNELLER, age 53, from Tualatin, was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was wearing a protective helmet.

OSP troopers from Salem, Albany, and Springfield were involved with the investigation at the scene.

OSP was assisted by Marion County Sheriff's Office, Salem Fire Department, and ODOT. The left and center northbound lanes were closed about five hours during incident response and investigation.

No photographs available for this release.

According to ODOT statistics, motorcycle-involved fatalities are up 44% this year in comparison to the same period last year. A recent news release regarding motorcycle safety was provided with reminders and tips for everyone traveling on our roads:
http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/COMM/Pages/nr14062401.aspx

OSP joins ODOT in urging all travelers to stay focused on safety and Drive Safely to Save Lives.

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Driver Arrested After Offering OSP Trooper Money to Tear Up Traffic Citation - Highway 101 south of Tillamook - 07/26/14
An Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper arrested a 20-year old Milwaukie resident after he allegedly offered the trooper money to tear up a citation during a traffic stop Friday along Highway 101 in Tillamook County.

On July 25, 2014 at approximately 2:19 p.m., an OSP trooper stopped a Mitsubishi Lancer passenger car displaying Oregon license plates on Highway 101 near milepost 79 after observing it pass another vehicle in a no passing zone marked with double solid center lines. The trooper contacted the driver identified as AUSTEN CORNO, age 20, from Milwaukie.

Subsequent to the initial contact with CORNO, the trooper returned to the patrol car and completed a citation for Passing in a No Passing Zone, a traffic violation with a listed fine of $260 on the citation.

When the trooper returned and explained the citation to CORNO and how to contact the court, CORNO allegedly displayed a large amount of cash and offered the trooper $360 to tear the citation up.

The trooper arrested CORNO for Bribe Giving (ORS 162.015), a class B felony. According to the statute, "a person commits bribe giving if the person offers, confers or agrees to confer any pecuniary benefit upon a public servant with the intent to influence the public servants vote, opinion, judgment, action, decision or exercise of discretion in an official capacity."

CORNO was transported to the Tillamook County Jail.

No photographs available for this release.

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Update #2: Victim's Name & Added Photo - Fatal Traffic Crash - Interstate 5 northbound south of Wilsonville (Photo) - 07/26/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are on scene investigating Friday's single vehicle fatal traffic crash off the northbound shoulder of Interstate 5 about three miles south of Wilsonville. The victim's name is released in this update.

Updated information indicates on July 25, 2014 at approximately 11:55 a.m., a 1993 Buick Regal four-door driven by EMUEL JAMES SMOTHERS, age 48, from Dallas, Oregon, was northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 281 in the far right lane. For an unknown reason, the car traveled off the right shoulder, through grass for about 200 feet and then collided head-on into a tree. The car's interior caught fire and was eventually extinguished by firefighters from Aurora Rural Fire Protection District.

SMOTHERS was deceased at the scene. Investigators believe he was using safety restraints.

OSP troopers and collision reconstructionists from the Portland Area Command office are investigating. ODOT assisted with traffic. Trooper Mac Marshall is the lead investigator.

Any witnesses to the cause of the crash who have not spoken to investigating troopers are asked to call OSP Northern Command Center dispatch at 800-452-7888.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Update #3: Victim ID - Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 30 east of Astoria in Clatsop County (Photo) - 07/25/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Friday morning's two-vehicle fatal traffic crash that resulted in the death of one person and injuries to two other people along Highway 30 about three miles east of Astoria. The victim's name is released in this update.

According to Sergeant Dennis Thomas, on July 25, 2014 at approximately 6:49 a.m., a report was received of a serious injury crash involving two vehicles on Highway 30 near Liberty Lane.

Initial investigation indicates a 1999 Toyota Tacoma pickup driven by MICHELLE LYNN FLETCHER, age 38, from Longview, Washington, was westbound near milepost 94 when it crossed the double solid centerline and sideswiped an eastbound 1993 Ford pickup with two occupants.

The westbound vehicle had three occupants. FLETCHER was seriously injured and extricated by firefighters. She was taken by LifeFlight from Columbia Memorial Hospital to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and is in critical condition. Right front passenger ARTHUR ROMINE JR, age 51, from Warrenton, was not injured. Both were using safety restraint and the pickup's airbags deployed.

The pickup's left rear passenger, BRYCE WILLIAM SARANPAA, age 43, from Warrenton, was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was not using safety restraints.

The Ford's driver, DANIEL BECERRA CAMPOS, age 33, from Seaside, received non-life threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria. Right front passenger SAMUEL BECERRA VELASQUEZ, age 28, from Seaside, was not injured. Both were using safety restraints.

OSP troopers from the Astoria Area Command office are continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash. OSP was assisted at the scene by Astoria Police Department, Clatsop County Sheriff's Office, Astoria Fire Department, and ODOT.

One lane was opened to traffic at approximately 10:10 a.m. The other lane was opened before noon.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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OSP Fish & Wildlife Division Asks for Public's Help in Investigations of Deer Poaching & Waste in Douglas County - 07/25/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public's help in identifying the person(s) responsible for killing 3 deer and leaving them to waste in Douglas County, July 18 - 24, 2014.

According to Sergeant Lynn Withers, two deer, including a 4-point buck and a spike deer, were shot and left to waste in the 700 and 1500 block of East Willis Creek Road. An adult doe was also shot sometime between July 18 and 20, and left at the scene near Bland Mountain Lookout east of Days Creek.

A reward is offered through the Turn-in-Poacher (TIP) program for information leading to an arrest and conviction in any of these cases. Anyone with information is asked to contact Senior Trooper Wayne Merritt at (541) 817-4474 or Senior Trooper Jason Stone at (541) 817-4472.

No photographs provided for this release.

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Fatal Pedestrian-Involved Traffic Crash - Highway 26 north of Madras in Jefferson County - 07/25/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Thursday night's fatal pedestrian-involved traffic crash that occurred on Highway 26 about two miles north of Madras.

On July 24, 2014 at approximately 9:12 p.m., a 2004 Saturn passenger car driven by ROBERT C. TOWLER, age 78, from Madras, was westbound on Highway 26 near milepost 114 when it encountered a man walking in the darkness in the traffic lane. TOWLER attempted to avoid the man but his car struck him.

The pedestrian, identified as MICHAEL D. THOMPSON, age 52, from Madras, was transported by ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Madras where he died after arrival.

TOWLER was not injured.

OSP troopers from the Bend and Madras offices are continuing the investigation. Trooper Derreck Ellena is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Jefferson County Fire District #1, and ODOT.

No photographs for release.

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Minor Injury Traffic Crash Involving Colton Fire Chief - Highway 211 west of Molalla (Photo) - 07/25/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Thursday night's two vehicle traffic crash along Highway 211 west of Molalla that resulted in minor injuries to the Fire Chief of Colton Fire District.

On July 24, 2014 at approximately 10:15 p.m., Colton Fire Chief Richard Beaudoin, age 49, was traveling southbound on Highway 211 near milepost 6 in the department's marked 1990 GMC Yukon when he reportedly took evasive action to avoid an unidentified passenger car coming into his traffic lane in the opposite direction. Chief Beaudoin drove onto the shoulder, lost control and crashed into the embankment on the east side of the highway facing northbound in the southbound lane.

Chief Beaudoin wasn't able to move his vehicle due to damage and got outside about the same time a southbound 1998 Honda Accord with two occupants crested a hill and crashed into the front of the GMC Yukon.

Chief Beaudoin was taken by ambulance to a local hospital where he was treated and released for minor injuries. He was using safety restraints and his vehicle's airbags deployed.

The car's 54-year old male driver, DANIEL SCHROCK, age 54, from Harrisburg, and an adult male passenger were not injured.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and Monitor Rural Fire Protection District.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Update: Names Released - Critical Injury Traffic Crash - Southside Bypass at Homedale Road in Klamath Falls (Photo) - 07/25/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Thursday afternoon's two-vehicle traffic crash on Southside Bypass (Highway 140 East) at Homedale Road in Klamath County. The crash resulted in critical injuries to the driver of one vehicle and non-life threatening injuries to the driver and passenger of a second vehicle.

According to Sergeant Cliff Barden, on July 24, 2014, at approximately 2:03 p.m., OSP troopers and local emergency responders were dispatched to a two car crash on Southside Bypass at Homedale Road. Emergency responders extricated both drivers and a passenger from the two vehicles, who were immediately transported to the Sky Lakes Medical Center by ambulance. One of the drivers was then transferred by air ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend with critical injuries.

Preliminary investigation indicates a GMC pickup driven by JOHN GILMAN, age 41, from Klamath Falls, was eastbound on South Side Bypass and made a left turn in front of a westbound Dodge pickup with two occupants. The Dodge pickup driven by RANDALL M. DUVAL, age 61, from Tulelake, California, struck the passenger side of the GMC pickup.

GILMAN is listed in critical condition at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend. He was not using safety restraints.

DUVALL and 65-year old female passenger, LYNN TANNER, received non-life threatening injuries. The driver was not using safety restraints and the passenger was using safety restraints. Both are from Tulelake, California. A dog in their vehicle was taken to a local veterinarian and later was euthanized because of its injury.

OSP Troopers from the Klamath Falls Area Command Office are continuing the investigation. Klamath County Fire District #2, ODOT and Klamath County Sheriff's Office assisted at the scene.

South Side Bypass was restricted to one lane of travel for approximately four hours until investigators cleared the scene.

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OSP Announces New Area Command for the Oregon State University Campus Office (Photo) - 07/25/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) Superintendent Richard Evans Jr. announced the appointment of a new area commander at the OSP Oregon State University (OSU) campus office. Effective August 1, 2014, Lieutenant Teresa Bloom takes over command of OSP operations following the transfer of Lieutenant Steve Mitchell to the OSP Coos Bay Area Command office.

Lieutenant Bloom, age 42, joined OSP in 2004, initially being assigned at the Coos Bay Area Command office. In 2006, Bloom transferred to the Roseburg Area Command office where she worked in both Patrol and Criminal division assignments. In 2010, she was promoted to sergeant in the Criminal Investigations Division at the Roseburg office until transferring two years later to an inspector position in the Office of Professional Standards at OSP General Headquarters in Salem.

OSP provides uniformed officers who are responsible for law enforcement, criminal investigations, traffic enforcement, bicycle enforcement, accident response, crowd control, and crime prevention on the OSU campus. OSP and the OSU Department of Public Safety work in partnership to provide a safe campus for students, faculty, staff, and visitors of Oregon State University; to facilitate the educational, research and community service goals; and to provide these services with the highest standards of professionalism.

The mission of the Oregon State Police is to develop, promote, and maintain protection of people, property, and natural resources of the State, and to enhance the safety and livability by serving and protecting its citizens and visitors through leadership, action, and coordination of Oregon's public safety resources.

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Alert Benton County Deputy Finds Injured Missing Elderly Waldport Man's Crashed Car Down Embankment Off Highway 34 near Alsea (Photo) - 07/24/14
An alert Benton County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) deputy found a vehicle Thursday morning down an embankment off Highway 34 belonging to an elderly Waldport man reported missing the day before to Lincoln County Sheriff's Office. The man was rescued from his vehicle northeast of Alsea and taken to a Corvallis hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Oregon State Police (OSP) is investigating the crash and the man's family was notified that he was found safe.

On July 24, 2014 at approximately 10:44 a.m., Benton County Deputy Chris Dale was patrolling along Highway 34 near milepost 51 checking for signs of a vehicle belonging to a missing elderly Waldport man. On July 23, BCSO, OSP and area law enforcement agencies received a report that the vehicle belonged to a reported missing/endangered man named JON W. CULTON, age 80, from Waldport.

Deputy Dale was checking a curvy section of the highway near Botkin Road. He stopped and got out to look off the eastbound shoulder where he spotted a vehicle not visible to highway travelers approximately 90 feet down an embankment with a person inside. Upon calling out to the person inside, the occupant responded he was OK but thirsty. The deputy confirmed the car matched the description of CULTON's missing 1998 Toyota Camry four-door that had rolled down the embankment and landed on its roof in a shallow creek.

OSP and firefighters from Corvallis and Philomath fire departments joined BCSO at the scene. Firefighters went down the embankment, removed CULTON from the vehicle, and brought him back up in a basket to the road. CULTON was transported by ground ambulance to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center for treatment of a non-life threatening chest injury.

CULTON told investigating OSP Senior Trooper Nathan House that he crashed yesterday while enroute from Yachats to Corvallis for a doctor's appointment. He said he attempted to use his cell phone but couldn't get a signal. Trapped in his car, he used the floor mats to keep him warm during the night until he was found this morning and rescued.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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OSP Portland Trooper Receives Department's Lifesaving Award For Stopping I-5 Boone Bridge Jumper (Photo) - 07/24/14
An Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper assigned at the Portland Area Command office received the Department's "Harold R. Berg Lifesaving Award" for his lifesaving response during an unfolding incident on an Interstate 5 bridge last February.

On July 24, 2014, Captain Andy Heider presented the "Harold R. Berg Lifesaving Award" to Trooper Jamison Goetz at the Portland Area Command office. The lifesaving award is presented to OSP employees who distinguish themselves by performing or reacting to a situation in a positive and professional manner which saves, or reduces the risk of loss of life of another person; and, where a strong possibility existed that if such action wasn't taken, loss of life or serious injury would have resulted.

On the afternoon of February 16, 2014, Trooper Goetz responded to a call of a woman dancing in and out of traffic on the southbound side of Interstate 5 at Boone Bridge near Wilsonville. Upon his arrival, the woman then sat on the guardrail with her feet dangling off the side of the bridge approximately 75 feet above the Willamette River.

Believing his presence may escalate the woman's behavior, Goetz stayed in his patrol car and spoke to the woman through the PA system's outside speaker, asking her to come off the guardrail and back onto the highway. While communicating with the woman, Goetz also coordinated response of additional police resources, stopped southbound traffic on the freeway, and kept others from approaching the woman.

The woman eventually got off the guardrail and back onto the roadway, where she sprinted across the southbound lanes toward the northbound lanes where traffic was still moving. Goetz ran after the woman, jumped the center concrete barrier and tackled her as she was approaching the fog line and guardrail on the east side of the bridge. With the help of two other troopers, they took the woman into custody. She was determined to be in an excited state of mind due to methamphetamine use and later told OSP she was trying to "fly". Goetz received minor scrapes and bruises.

"It is apparent that Trooper Goetz placed himself in harm's way to make sure somebody he didn't know who needed medical and psychological help, was stopped before she could jump to almost certain death from the bridge," said Superintendent Richard Evans.

Trooper Goetz, age 38, joined OSP January 2009 and is currently assigned in the Patrol Services Division at the Portland Area Command office. Prior to working for OSP, Goetz worked 9 years for the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

The "Harold R. Berg Lifesaving Award" is named after Lieutenant Harold R. Berg who died May 10, 1975. While off duty at a family outing near Tillamook, Berg was contacted by a citizen who informed him that a boy scout was missing at Cape Lookout State Park. While attempting to search a cave near the water's edge, he was washed out to sea.

(Photo: Left to right: Trooper Goetz & Captain Heider)

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Death Investigation: Road Construction Worker Dies at Work Site - Interstate 84 west of Boardman in Morrow County - 07/24/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the death of a road construction worker Wednesday night at a work site on Interstate 84 about seven miles west of Boardman in Morrow County.

Preliminary information indicates on July 23, 2014 at approximately 11:12 p.m., OSP, Morrow County Sheriff's Office, Boardman Police Department, Boardman Fire Department, and Boardman Ambulance were dispatched to a reported highway construction work site accident in the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 near milepost 158. Upon arrival, emergency responders found an adult male fatally injured.

The deceased male victim, identified as GLEN WARREN McCOY, age 64, from Sparks, Nevada, was a member of a construction company (Diversified Concrete Cutting out of Sparks, Nevada) contracted with ODOT to install rumble strips at a paving project site. He was working outside of a 1999 Dodge pickup operated by another employee when the pickup, which had a piece of equipment in tow, began to slowly move forward and he was run over by the rear dual tires.

One westbound lane was closed during the investigation. ODOT responded to the scene to assist with the investigation and traffic control.

Oregon OSHA was notified.

No photographs for release.

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Update: Investigation into ODOT Employee Death During Work Project - Highway 320 near Echo - 07/24/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the death of an Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) employee at a work site Tuesday afternoon along OR Highway 320 south of Interstate 84 near Echo.

According to Lieutenant Mike Turner, on July 22, 2014 at approximately 1:15 p.m., Donald Kendall, age 54, was part of an ODOT maintenance crews working at a chip seal paving operation work site on OR Highway 320 near milepost 35. Kendall was standing behind an ODOT dump truck operated by another ODOT employee when it began to slowly back up, struck Kendall and ran over him.

After their fellow crew member was run over, ODOT employees immediately began providing numerous lifesaving efforts until relieved by emergency responders.

Additional interviews are pending. No other information for release at this time.

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Update #2: Investigation into Officer-Involved Shooting in Reedsport - 07/24/14
The investigation into last Thursday's officer-involved shooting in Reedsport is continuing by the Douglas County Major Crimes Team, led by Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division. When completed, the investigation will be provided to the Douglas County District Attorney' Office for review.

The man shot by law enforcement is identified as GLENN RAY GLANCEY, age 71, from Reedsport. GLANCEY was a resident in the mobile home park where the shooting occurred. He died from injuries related to the shooting on July 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Previously released information indicated on July 17, 2014 at approximately 12:30 p.m., four law enforcement officers (two from Reedsport Police Department and two from Douglas County Sheriff's Office) responded to a reported verbal and physical disturbance at a mobile home park located at 1000 N. Eighth Street in Reedsport.

After arrival, the officers were confronted by an adult male suspect, identified as GLANCEY, armed with a handgun. Shots were exchanged between the man and law enforcement. The suspect was shot at least once and taken to Lower Umpqua Hospital for initial treatment.

The names of the involved officers are still withheld. No officers were injured during the incident.

Both deputies from Douglas County Sheriff's Office and one Reedsport police officer are on paid administrative leave at this time, which is standard protocol during officer-involved shooting investigations.

The Douglas County Major Crimes Team is represented by investigators from OSP, DCSO, Reedsport Police Department, and Roseburg Police Department. The Douglas County District Attorney's Office is assisting the Major Crimes Team.

Officer-involved shooting investigations can be complex and take several weeks to complete and present to the District Attorney's office for review. To provide educational outreach to local communities, a video was produced by the Lane County District Attorney office with the assistance of law enforcement and national and regional experts. The 17-minute video provides important details regarding officer-involved shootings and the process used to investigate them. The video may provide useful background for reporters and the public, and it can be viewed via this link: http://bit.ly/q0V69v

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Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 30 west of Rainier in Columbia County (Photo) - 07/23/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Wednesday afternoon's injury traffic crash involving a commercial truck and passenger car along Highway 30 about four miles west of Rainier. The crash closed the highway for about one hour and a detour was established for area traffic for about two hours.

On July 23, 2014 at approximately 4:00 p.m., a 2013 Toyota Corolla was parked on the westbound shoulder of Highway 30 near milepost 52 when it attempted to make a u-turn and pulled into the path of a westbound commercial truck pulling a semi-trailer. The truck's driver tried braking but was unable to avoid a collision. The truck collided into the Toyota's driver side causing the car to spin off the road before coming to rest in the grass on the side of the highway.

The Toyota's driver was transported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The truck's driver was not injured. Both drivers were using safety restraints. Their names are not available.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Columbia County Sheriff's Office, Rainier Police Department, Clatskanie Police Department, Clatskanie Rural Fire Protection District, and ODOT.

Trooper Joseph Dezso is the lead investigator.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Update #2: Added Information & Photos - OSP Arrests Josephine County Murder Suspect Daniel Martinson in Cave Junction (Photo) - 07/23/14
Update: The arrest of MARTINSON by Oregon State Police occurred as he was walking from a local food bank carrying a box of food along S. Junction Avenue next to Jubilee Park in Cave Junction. The photos were taken shortly after his arrest at the scene. OSP detectives and troopers were involved in the response and arrest.

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Following a citizen's tip Wednesday morning, Oregon State Police (OSP) detectives and troopers arrested DANIEL JOSEPH MARTINSON, age 44, who was wanted on a felony warrant for Murder related to a November 2013 homicide in Cave Junction, Oregon.

On July 23, 2014 at approximately 9:16 a.m., a citizen called 9-1-1 to report seeing MARTINSON in Cave Junction. OSP detectives were in the area and took MARTINSON into custody about ten minutes later without incident in a park.

OSP, US Marshals Service, and law enforcement agencies in southern Oregon and northern California have been on the lookout for MARTINSON since the warrant was issued.

OSP thanks the local Cave Junction community and Josephine County residents for tips reported during the search.

MARTINSON will be taken to the Josephine County Jail later where he will be lodged on the warrant.

No other information for release.

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Title Correction to Listed Highway - OSP Investigating Death of ODOT Employee During Work Project - OR Highway 320 near Echo (Photo) - 07/22/14
Title Corrected to Reflect Location as "OR Highway 320"

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Oregon State Police (OSP) is investigating the death of an Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) employee at a work site Tuesday afternoon along OR Highway 320 south of Interstate 84 near Echo. The victim's name and other related information will be released shortly by ODOT in a separate news release.

On July 22, 2014 at approximately 1:15 p.m., OSP and Umatilla County Sheriff's Office were notified of an accidental death at a chip seal paving operation work site on OR Highway 320 near milepost 35. OSP troopers are on scene and are the lead investigating agency.

Highway 320 is closed at the scene for the duration of the investigation. Oregon OSHA was notified and is on scene. No other information to be released by OSP at this time.

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Update: Name Released - Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 95 north of Oregon/Nevada Border in Malheur County - 07/22/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Monday night's fatal traffic crash involving a passenger car and commercial truck along Highway 95 about seventeen miles north of the Oregon/Nevada border in southern Malheur County. The crash occurred during heavy rain and high water, resulting in the death of a California man. The victim's name is released in this update.

On July 21, 2014 at approximately 9:55 p.m., OSP Southern Command Center dispatch was contacted by Ontario 9-1-1 regarding a reported head-on traffic crash on Highway 95 near milepost 104. Emergency responders from Nevada responded and arrived on scene first. Due to the extensive distance to the scene, OSP arrived about two hours after the report was received.

A deputy from Humboldt County, Nevada Sheriff's Office arrived on scene first and encountered a scene of high water that was described as approximately 3 - 4 feet deep covering the highway. One of the involved vehicles, a 1999 Acura four-door with California license plates, had significant damage and was unoccupied. The deputy waded into the water and found a deceased adult male who was determined to be the registered owner of the car. The truck driver was not injured.

Preliminary investigation indicates at approximately 9:48 p.m., the Acura driven by STEVEN RICHARD HORNING, age 57, from Elk Grove, California, was traveling southbound on Highway 95 as a 2011 Freightliner truck pulling a semi-trailer driven by TIMOTHY DALE LONGHOFER, age 55, from Wilder, Idaho, was traveling northbound. In the darkness, both vehicles traveled into a dip on the highway where heavy rains caused high water to cover the roadway. As the Acura went into the high water, it tossed up a wall of water into the air and traveled into the northbound side of the highway where it collided head-on into the commercial truck.

OSP investigators believe the Acura's driver was not using safety restraints and was ejected from the car.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Humboldt County, Nevada Sheriff's Office, McDermitt, Nevada EMS, and ODOT. Elk Grove, California Police Department assisted with next of kin notification.

The highway was closed for over 8 hours before one lane was open.

No photographs available for release at this time.

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OSP Pendleton Lieutenant Receives Department's "Holly V. Holcomb" Award For Actions During Potentially Deadly Encounter Near Madras (Photo) - 07/22/14
An Oregon State Police (OSP) lieutenant was presented Tuesday with the Department's "Holly V. Holcomb Award" in recognition of his professional response last year during a potentially deadly confrontation with an armed and dangerous suspect near Madras.

On July 22, 2014, OSP Major Travis Hampton presented the special recognition award to Lieutenant Michael Turner in front of family, friends and co-workers at the Pendleton Area Command office. The "Holly V. Holcomb Award" is presented to sworn employees who react to a situation in a heroic and professional manner, reducing the risk or loss of life or injury to citizens or another officer. The award is named after former Superintendent Holly V. Holcomb who died November 25, 1975, when he was shot and killed by an assailant in front of the OSP General Headquarters in Salem.

On April 26, 2013, a 56-year old fugitive wanted on an out-of-state warrant was being sought by OSP, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Madras Police Department, and Warm Springs Police Department after eluding officers in a remote, wooded area. Jefferson County Sheriff's Office also activated an airplane to assist with the search from the air after the suspect fled from a vehicle on foot.

During the two-hour search, Turner took charge of a rapidly escalating situation. The man, who was armed with a firearm, was spotted in the area east of Highway 97 northeast of Madras. During the encounter with the armed suspect, Turner shot and injured the man. After the shooting, Turner and assisting troopers rendered emergency medical care until relieved by paramedics and the wanted suspect was transported to a hospital.

"Mike's courage and leadership displayed in the line of duty during this potentially volatile situation may have prevented injury or death to his fellow officers and citizens who were in the area," said Superintendent Richard Evans.

Turner, age 37, joined OSP in 1999. At the time of the incident, he was working as a patrol sergeant at the Bend Area Command office. He was later promoted to lieutenant and his current assignment as the Area Commander at the Pendleton office.

Photograph (Left to right: Major Hampton & Lieutenant Turner)

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OSP Arrests Cave Junction Man After Attempt to Elude on ATV (Photo) - 07/22/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested a 23-year old Cave Junction man Monday evening after the man attempted to elude OSP on a four-wheeler all-terrain vehicle (ATV).

According to Sergeant Brandon Boice, on July 21, 2014 at approximately 6:00 p.m., OSP personnel in marked and unmarked vehicles were in the Cave Junction area when they saw a man operating a green 2004 Artic Cat ATV on Highway 199, popping wheelies and driving in a reckless manner. They tried to stop the ATV but the operator failed to yield and fled at a high rate of speed southbound from Cave Junction, eventually driving onto Blas Cerdena Drive where the ATV operator encountered a dead end. The operator tried fleeing off the road but his path was stopped by fencing and OSP blocked the ATV from fleeing further.

At approximately 6:03 p.m., OSP took the operator, MICHAEL ALAN MURPHY, age 23, into custody without further incident. MURPHY was lodged in the Josephine County Jail for Felony Attempt to Elude on a Vehicle and Reckless Driving. He was also cited for several traffic violations.

Photographs
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Update: Photo - Madras High School Track & Field Coach Arrested on Allegation Related to Unlawful Relationship With Team Member (Photo) - 07/21/14
Note: Questions regarding this investigation should be directed to the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office at (541) 475-4452.

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The head track and field coach at Madras High School was arrested Monday by Oregon State Police (OSP) related to an investigation into an alleged unlawful relationship with a 17-year old male member of the high school track team. OSP is continuing the investigation and requesting contact from anyone with information or who may have been a victim related to this investigation.

On July 21, 2014, OSP troopers and detectives arrested MELISSA BOWERMAN, age 43, at her residence in Fossil, Oregon. BOWERMAN was transported by OSP to the Jefferson County Jail in Madras and lodged on the following charges:

* Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree (class C felony)
* Luring a Minor (class C felony)
* Online Sexual Corruption of a Child in the Second Degree (class C felony)
* Contributing to the Sexual Delinquency of a Minor (class A misdemeanor)

Earlier this month, OSP received a tip that BOWERMAN, who has been coaching at Madras High School for two years, was involved in an inappropriate relationship with a juvenile male. Subsequent investigation, in cooperation with the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office, identified the juvenile male and developed evidence that led to her arrest related to alleged unlawful conduct since May 2014.

OSP investigators are concerned there may possibly have been other victims. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call OSP Northern Command Center dispatch at 800-452-7888. Tips will be forwarded to the lead investigator for follow up.

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OSP Sergeant Receives Department Lifesaving Award For Actions During May 2012 Hostage Rescue in Klamath County (Photo) - 07/21/14
An Oregon State Police (OSP) sergeant from the Springfield Area Command office was presented last week with the Department's "Harold R. Berg Lifesaving Award" for his heroic, lifesaving action in May 2012 that helped save a female kidnap victim while she was held hostage at a remote cabin in Klamath County.

On July 16, 2014, OSP Major Travis Hampton presented the "Harold R. Berg Lifesaving Award" to Sergeant Casey Codding in front of family, friends and co-workers at the Portland Area Command office. The lifesaving award is presented to OSP employees who distinguish themselves by performing or reacting to a situation in a positive and professional manner which saves, or reduces the risk of loss of life of another person; and, where a strong possibility existed that if such action wasn't taken, loss of life or serious injury would have resulted.

On May 1, 2012 in the late morning hours, law enforcement officers responded to a report that a vehicle associated with a Umatilla County missing person case was spotted near a cabin in the Crescent Lake area. Upon confirming the report, officers secured the area and the OSP SWAT team responded to the scene. Negotiators made contact with two people inside later confirmed as the 28-year old suspect and a 26-year old female kidnap victim. According to Umatilla County Sheriff's Office, the victim was reported missing under suspicious circumstances on April 27.

After several hours of negotiations, the male suspect exited the cabin with the kidnap victim in close quarters as a human shield. During the standoff outside the cabin, Sergeant Codding was assigned in a sniper position on the perimeter of the scene. As the suspect held the victim as a human shield, the suspect was shot once by Sergeant Codding and received a non-life threatening injury. The female hostage was released unharmed and rescued from the cabin where she reportedly was held against her will since she was reported missing.

The suspect was subsequently prosecuted in Umatilla County.

"Casey's courage and skills during a life-threatening situation ultimately saved the woman's life," said Superintendent Richard Evans.

Sergeant Codding, age 37, is a 13-year OSP veteran assigned to the Patrol Services Division at the Springfield Area Command office.

The "Harold R. Berg Lifesaving Award" is named after Lieutenant Harold R. Berg who died in 1975. Berg, while off duty at a family picnic near Tillamook, was contacted by a citizen who informed him that a boy scout was missing at Cape Lookout State Park. While attempting to search a cave near the water's edge, he was washed out to sea.

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(Left to right: Sergeant Codding & Major Hampton)

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Truck Fire Partially Closes Interstate 84 WB Lanes west of Pendleton (Photo) - 07/21/14
Firefighters are working a fully engulfed commercial truck fire along the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 near milepost 198 west of Pendleton. The westbound lanes are closed to traffic and updates for travelers can be monitored on TripCheck.com.

Preliminary information indicates on July 21, 2014 at approximately 12:13 p.m., a report was received of a truck fire westbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 198. The trailer was transporting produce and the driver got out uninjured. A grass fire also started but was extinguished by responding firefighters.

No other information available at this time.

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Update: Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 101 north of Cannon Beach in Clatsop County (Photo) - 07/21/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of a fatal traffic crash found Sunday evening by a hitchhiker along Highway 101 about one mile north of Cannon Beach. The vehicle was spotted approximately 40 feet down a heavily wooded embankment where the passenger was deceased and the driver injured.

On July 20, 2014 at approximately 8:30 p.m., OSP and local emergency responders were notified that a male hitchhiker spotted a crashed vehicle after hearing cries for help from down an embankment along Highway 101 near milepost 28. Cannon Beach Police Department and Cannon Beach Fire & Rescue arrived first and confirmed one person was deceased and another with serious injuries.

Preliminary investigation indicates a 2004 Chevrolet four-door driven by GABRIELA RAYON, age 21, from Vancouver, Washington, was traveling southbound on Highway 101 with a passenger identified as RUTH A. DELGADO, age 23, from Los Angeles, California. For an unconfirmed reason, the car left the roadway down the embankment where the passenger side struck a tree. The car then came to rest on the ground in heavy brush amongst the trees and was not visible from the roadway.

It appears the crash occurred at least 12 hours before the vehicle was spotted by the hitchhiker.

DELGADO was pronounced deceased at the scene.

RAYON was seriously injured and transported initially by Medix Ambulance Service to Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria. She was later transferred to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland where she is listed in fair condition.

Both occupants were using safety restraints.

OSP troopers and detectives from the Astoria Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Trooper Greg Schuerger is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Clatsop County Sheriff's Office, Cannon Beach Police Department, Cannon Beach Fire & Rescue, Medix, and ODOT.

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Preliminary Information: Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 101 north of Cannon Beach - 07/20/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation of a fatal traffic crash reported Sunday evening along Highway 101 between Cannon Beach and Highway 26 in Clatsop County. Prior to OSP arrival at the scene, the initial report indicated two people died but confirmation from OSP troopers later confirmed one person died and one person was injured in the single vehicle crash.

The highway was initially closed and is now open to one lane of travel that is being used to move traffic through for both directions.

More information will be shared Monday.

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Fatal Motorcycle Crash - Highway 234 near Gold Hill in Jackson County (Photo) - 07/20/14
A 31-year old Lakeview man died Sunday morning after losing control of his motorcycle and crashing into a field along Highway 234 near Gold Hill in Jackson County. Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation.

On July 20, 2014 at approximately 10:45 a.m., a 2014 Suzuki motorcycle operated by NOLAN RAYCE RINGULET, age 31, from Lakeview, was traveling westbound on Highway 234 near milepost 9 with two other people, one on a motorcycle and another driving a pickup. RINGULET reportedly passed the pickup at a high rate of speed and as he moved back into the westbound lane he lost control. The motorcycle traveled onto the gravel shoulder and left the highway into a field where RINGULET was ejected. The motorcycle came to rest several hundred feet away from its operator.

RINGULET was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was wearing a protective helmet. Next of kin were notified.

OSP troopers from the Central Point Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Senior Trooper Jeff Walker is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Jackson County Fire District 3, and ODOT.

ODOT recently sent a news release regarding motorcycle safety with reminders and tips for everyone traveling on our roads:
http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/COMM/Pages/nr14062401.aspx

OSP joins ODOT in urging all travelers to stay focused on safety and Drive Safely to Save Lives.

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Update: Named Released - Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 126E east of Vida in Lane County (Photo) - 07/20/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into an early Sunday morning single vehicle traffic crash that resulted in the death of a 40-year old woman along Highway 126E about four miles east of Vida. The victim's name is released in this update.

On July 20, 2014 at approximately 2:00 a.m., OSP was notified of a single vehicle traffic crash on Highway 126E near milepost 30. McKenzie Fire and Rescue personnel arrived on scene and confirmed an adult female, later identified as JENNIFER ROSE COACH, age 40, from Blue River, was deceased.

Preliminary investigation indicates the white 1993 Toyota Camry driven by JENNIFER COACH was traveling eastbound negotiating a right curve when it crossed the centerline. The driver over-corrected and the car began to spin, crossing the highway and crashing into a ditch on the north side of the road.

There are no known witnesses other than the person who spotted the crash at 1:45 a.m. after it happened. OSP confirmed the driver got off work in Springfield at midnight.

OSP troopers from the Springfield Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Trooper Evan Sether is the lead investigator. Anyone who saw the vehicle traveling between Springfield and Vida between midnight and 1:45 a.m. is asked to contact Trooper Sether at (541) 726-2536 ext 439.

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Update #2: Victim Identified - Fatal Pedestrian-Involved Traffic Crash - Highway 211 between Molalla and Woodburn (Photo) - 07/19/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Saturday morning's fatal pedestrian-involved traffic crash that occurred along Highway 211 about five miles east of Woodburn. A 36-year old female died after being struck by a vehicle. Her name is released in this update.

According to Sergeant Jason Lindland, on July 19, 2014 at approximately 4:35 a.m., two adult females were walking eastbound on the eastbound shoulder of Highway 211 near Rock Creek Bridge between S. Barlow Road and S. Needy Road. The two women decided to cross the highway in the darkness to walk on the westbound side. One of the women safely made it across but the second woman was struck by a westbound 1982 Volvo four-door station wagon driven by ABEL GUZMAN CALDERON, age 20, from St. Paul.

The severely injured woman came to rest along the side of the roadway and was later pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency responders. She was identified as AMANDA ALICE HOCKETT, age 36, from Beaverton.

GUZMAN CALDERON remained at the scene and was not injured. He is cooperating fully with the investigation and there is no indication of fault on his part.

OSP troopers from the Portland and Salem offices are on scene investigation the crash. Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Canby Police Department, Monitor Rural Fire Protection District #58, Clackamas County Medical Examiner and ODOT are assisting.

The highway was closed until about 10:00 a.m. during the scene investigation.

Pedestrian-related safety tips and information is available on ODOT's Transportation Safety website at http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/TS/pages/pedestrian.aspx.

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12-Year Old Boy Injured in Skateboarding Accident at Milo McIver State Park near Estacada (Photo) - 07/19/14
A 12-year old Eugene boy suffered a potentially serious head injury Saturday afternoon when he fell from his skateboard while riding on the entrance road into Milo McIver State Park near Estacada.

On July 19, 2014 at approximately 2:00 p.m., an OSP Fish & Wildlife Division trooper was on patrol in Milo McIver State Park when he was flagged down by a park ranger and told that a young boy was injured in a skateboarding accident. The trooper responded to the injured boy and provided initial emergency medical care until relieved by responding firefighters who ordered LifeFlight response. The boy was transported to Oregon Health & Science University for treatment of a possible serious head injury.

The trooper learned the boy and a juvenile female were skateboarding down the hill on the entrance road followed by the boy's aunt in a motor vehicle. The boy and girl both were going too fast and lost control, falling off their skateboards. Neither was wearing a helmet. The girl had a minor injury and didn't go to a hospital.

The boy's name is not being released unless approved by immediate family.

OSP and State Parks & Recreation Department urges all park visitors to be aware of park rules. Remember that all park area roadways are considered public roadways and all provisions of the Oregon Vehicle Code, ORS chapters 801 to 826, are applicable and enforceable. Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) 736-010-0026 covers use of non-motorized vehicles, cycles, and similar devices in State Parks, stating that persons under 16 years of age are required to wear protective headgear when operating a bicycle, skateboard, scooter, rollover- or inline skate, or other wheeled, operator-propelled equipment that transports the operator on land.

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Update: Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 101 north of Oregon/California Border (Photo) - 07/19/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Saturday morning's single vehicle fatal traffic crash that resulted in the death of an off-duty California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation corrections officer as he was returning home from work along Highway 101 about one mile north of the Oregon/California border. The victim's name is released in this update.

On July 19, 2014 at approximately 7:15 a.m., OSP and local emergency responders were notified of a single vehicle traffic crash off Highway 101 near milepost 362. Upon arrival, a deceased adult male driver was located at the scene.

Preliminary investigation indicates a 2007 Dodge Caliber driven by JOEL RAMOS, age 29, from Brookings, Oregon was traveling northbound when it crossed the southbound lane and went off the highway. The car struck a large stump and then crashed head-on into a tree where it came to rest. RAMOS was using safety restraints and the car's airbags deployed.

Troopers confirmed RAMOS had gotten off work at Pelican Bay State Prison and was returning home when the crash occurred. Driver fatigue is being investigated as a possible contributing factor. Next of kin and prison officials were notified of his death.

OSP troopers from the Gold Beach office are investigating the cause of the crash. OSP was assisted by Brookings Police Department, local fire personnel and ODOT.

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Update: Investigation Into Officer-Involved Shooting in Reedsport - 07/18/14
The Douglas County Major Crimes Team, led by Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division, is continuing the investigation into Thursday afternoon's officer-involved shooting in Reedsport. The man shot by a law enforcement officer is still being treated at a local hospital and no officers present were injured.

Updated information authorized for release indicates on July 17, 2014 at approximately 12:30 p.m., four law enforcement officers (two from Reedsport Police Department and two from Douglas County Sheriff's Office) responded to a reported verbal and physical disturbance at a mobile home park located at 1000 N. Eighth Street in Reedsport.

After arrival, the officers were confronted by an adult male suspect armed with a handgun. Shots were exchanged between the man and law enforcement. The suspect was shot at least once and injured. He was transported to Lower Umpqua Hospital for initial treatment where he is still being treated.

For investigative reasons, including pending interviews, the names of the person shot and the involved officers are still withheld.

Both deputies from Douglas County Sheriff's Office and one Reedsport police officer are on paid administrative leave at this time, which is standard protocol during officer-involved shooting investigations.

The Douglas County Major Crimes Team is represented by investigators from OSP, DCSO, Reedsport Police Department, and Roseburg Police Department. The Douglas County District Attorney's Office is assisting the Major Crimes Team.

Additional information will be released when approved by the investigative team.

Officer-involved shooting investigations can be complex and take several weeks to complete and present to the District Attorney's office for review. To provide educational outreach to local communities, a video was produced by the Lane County District Attorney office with the assistance of law enforcement and national and regional experts. The 17-minute video provides important details regarding officer-involved shootings and the process used to investigate them. The video may provide useful background for reporters and the public, and it can be viewed via this link: http://bit.ly/q0V69v

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Oregon State Medical Examiner Receives Eye Bank Association of America's "Gift of Sight Award" (Photo) - 07/18/14
The Oregon State Medical Examiner recently received special recognition by the Eye Bank Association of America for her advocacy and support of eye and corneal donation when she was presented with the association's "Gift of Sight Award".

Dr. Karen Gunson has worked for the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office for over 28 years and has been the Chief Medical Examiner since 1999. Dr. Gunson is a strong advocate and supporter of organ and eye donations and was intimately involved in developing Oregon's 9-1-1 referral system to the eye bank to give families an opportunity to authorize donations whenever possible.

The "Gift of Sight Award" is presented by the Eye Bank Association of America to a professional who works closely with the eye banking community and whose efforts have demonstrated significant support of eye and corneal donation.

Corrina Patzer, Director of Business Development for Lions VisionGift, submitted the nomination leading to Dr. Gunson's award.

"Dr. Gunson makes a difference and creates a positive impact on the field of eye donation and transplantation. Her dedication, energy and leadership provide a direct and lasting benefit to donor families, people in need of transplantation, and transplant recipients. Her steadfast support for donation translates into saved lives and enhanced living for many others," said Patzer.

Dr. Gunson graduated from Oregon Health & Science University in 1981 and is board certified in Anatomic & Clinical Pathology and Forensic Pathology. In 2009, she was the first ever medical examiner to win the "Regional Champion Award" from the Health Resources Services Administration for outstanding contributions on behalf of organ donors, donor families and transplant patients.

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About the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Division:
The purpose of the Medical Examiner Division is to provide direction and support to the state death investigation program. The Medical Examiner manages all aspects of the state medical examiner program and has responsibility for technical supervision of county offices in each of the 36 counties of Oregon. The division is staffed by four full??'time forensic pathologists, supported by four staff personnel located in the Portland Metropolitan area. Further administrative support and oversight are provided by the Department of Oregon State Police. The main activity of the division is to certify the cause and manner of a death requiring investigation within the authority of ORS Chapter 146. This activity includes post mortem examination and alcohol and drug analyses. The division also maintains appropriate records and provides lectures and training on legal medicine and death investigation to medical school physicians and students, attorneys, law students, police officers, emergency medical technicians, and other persons associated with the death investigation system.

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Advisory: Wheeler County SO & OSP Urge Highway Travelers To Slow Down, Drive Safely as Firefighting Efforts Continue - 07/18/14
The Wheeler County Sheriff's Office and Oregon State Police are urging all travelers in the vicinity of Highway 26 and Highway 19 to slow down and drive safely. A wildfire in the area has closed Highway 26 between milepost 35 and 53 east of Prineville. ODOT's TripCheck.com notes due to hazardous debris and weather, there is no current estimated time for opening.

Law enforcement is concerned that limited visibility, increased traffic on secondary roads, and firefighting efforts/movements may affect highway safety in the Mitchell and Spray areas. Motorists using alternate routes are asked to slow down, drive alert and be watchful for others using the area roads.

Traffic updates on state roads in the area can be monitored on ODOT's TripCheck.com website.

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Update: Name Released - Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 153 (SE Amity Road) east of Amity in Yamhill County (Photo) - 07/17/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Thursday morning's single vehicle fatal traffic crash that occurred along Highway 153 (SE Amity Road) east of Amity near SE Burch Hill Road in Yamhill County. The crash resulted in the death of a 19-year old female whose name is released in this update.

According to Sergeant Brad Hessel, on July 17, 2014 at approximately 10:20 a.m., a 1999 Toyota Camry four-door driven by ARIEL DAWN DUMLER, age 19, from Amity, was traveling eastbound on Highway 153 when, for an unconfirmed reason, the driver lost control on a slight left curve. The vehicle traveled off the highway and down an embankment where its top collided into a tree.

The crash was not witnessed but a local resident heard it and called 9-1-1. Local emergency responders arrived on scene and confirmed the female driver was deceased.

OSP troopers from the McMinnville Area Command office are investigating. The victim was using safety restraints.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, Amity Fire District, McMinnville Fire Department, and ODOT. The highway was closed with a detour in place during the scene investigation.

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Correction: Preliminary Information: Investigation into Officer-Involved Shooting in Reedsport - 07/17/14
Correction to first paragraph changed to "Thursday afternoon"

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The Douglas County Major Crimes Team, led by Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division, is starting an investigation into Thursday afternoon's officer-involved shooting in Reedsport. The man shot by a law enforcement officer is being treated at a local hospital and no officers present were injured.

Preliminary information indicates on July 17, 2014 at approximately 12:30 p.m., law enforcement officers from Reedsport Police Department and Douglas County Sheriff's Office responded to a reported disturbance at a mobile home park located at 1000 N. Eighth Street in Reedsport.

After arrival, the officers were confronted by the armed adult male suspect and shots were exchanged between the man and law enforcement. The suspect was shot at least once and injured. He was transported to Lower Umpqua Hospital for initial treatment. His condition is unknown.

No other information, including names of law enforcement officers or the suspect, will be released without authorization by the Douglas County District Attorney's Office. The involved law enforcement agency will be identified when approved for release.

The Douglas County Major Crimes Team is represented by investigators from OSP, DCSO, Reedsport Police Department, and Roseburg Police Department.

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Death Investigation - Spencer Butte Area south of Eugene - 07/17/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) and the Lane County Medical Examiner are investigating the apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound death of a 62-year old Eugene man found Wednesday afternoon deceased in his vehicle south of Eugene.

On July 16, 2014 at approximately 4:23 p.m., an OSP trooper was attempting to locate next of kin related to an earlier fatal traffic crash when a citizen flagged the trooper down. The citizen told the trooper there was a suspicious vehicle parked off the road near S. Willamette Street and W. 52nd Avenue.

The citizen pointed out where the passenger car was parked and the trooper saw the driver was slumped over in the driver's seat. When the trooper approached the car he found the 62-year old male driver, identified as RICHARD IRWIN CAESAR from Eugene, deceased from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. A handgun was found in the vehicle.

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Correction: Update #2: Second Person Dies; Names Released - Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 126W between Veneta and Eugene (Photo) - 07/17/14
Correction: Lane Fire Authority, not Eugene Springfield Fire, assisted at the scene.

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Oregon State Police (OSP) confirmed that a second person died following Wednesday afternoon's two vehicle head-on crash on Highway 126W between Veneta and Eugene. OSP is continuing the investigation into the cause of the crash. The names of both drivers are released in this udpate.

On July 16, 2014 at approximately 1:10 p.m., a 2008 Toyota Prius driven by BRUNHILDE MARIA WATKINS, age 78, from Veneta, was westbound on Highway 126W near milepost 50. For an unconfirmed reason, the Toyota traveled across the centerline and collided head-on with an eastbound 1986 Toyota 4Runner sport utility vehicle driven by KIRK GERARD RINALDI, age 47, from Dorena.

WATKINS was pronounced deceased at the scene.

RINALDI was extricated by firefighters and transported by ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend with serious injuries. According to the Lane County Medical Examiner's Office, RINALDI died early Thursday morning at the hospital.

Both drivers were believed to be using safety restraints.

OSP troopers from the Springfield Area Command office are investigating.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Lane County Sheriff's Office, Lane Fire Authority, and ODOT. The highway was blocked and a detour in place until it was re-opened about 4:30 p.m.

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OSP Arrests Attempted Murder Suspect in Williams, Oregon Who Was Wanted Out of Klamath County (Photo) - 07/17/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested a Klamath County man Tuesday evening in Josephine County who was wanted on an outstanding warrant for Attempted Murder. The warrant was issued in relation to a Klamath County Sheriff's Office investigation into a shots fired incident in Sprague River in May 2013.

On July 15, 2014 at approximately 8:07 p.m., an OSP trooper responded to the Williams Country Store in Williams after OSP received a tip that a man wanted on a warrant was at the store. The trooper arrived and contacted two people identified as MICHAEL ROBERT HORN, age 41, and REBECCA JUNE TOMPKINS, age 36.

Further investigation confirmed HORN was wanted out of Klamath County on a felony warrant for two counts of Attempted Murder. TOMPKINS was also wanted out of Klamath County on a misdemeanor warrant for Failure to Appear in the Second Degree.

HORN was taken into custody without incident and lodged in Josephine County Jail pending transfer to Klamath County. TOMPKINS was issued a citation to appear in Klamath County Circuit Court and was not lodged in jail.

According to Klamath County Sheriff's Office, HORN was wanted in relation to their investigation into a shooting that occurred in Sprague River on May 23, 2013. HORN is suspected of shooting several rounds at a vehicle occupied by two people during a disturbance. The vehicle was struck but no one was injured.

Questions regarding the investigation may be directed to the Klamath County Sheriff's Office.

Questions regarding pending court appearance(s) should be directed to the Klamath County District Attorney's Office.

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Update: Search Scaled Down For Murder Suspect Daniel Martinson in SE Josephine County (Photo) - 07/16/14
Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of other area local and federal agencies, has scaled down the search for a murder suspect Wednesday in a remote wooded area of southeast Josephine County just north of the Oregon/California border. OSP will maintain a patrol presence in the area and is urging the public to call OSP or 9-1-1 if they have information where he is hiding or if they see him.

DANIEL JOSEPH MARTINSON, age 44, has a felony warrant issued for his arrest for Murder in a November 2013 homicide in Cave Junction. The search focused near Page Mountain Sno-Park in the southeast corner of Josephine County. There are some homes in this remote area. MARTINSON was spotted several times last night and this morning and has eluded officers on a motorcycle on several remote paved and dirt roads. The motorcycle is described as back in color with a red tank.

MARTINSON was last seen this morning wearing full camouflage clothing and has shaved his head. He is described as a white male, 5'6", and 155 pounds. MARTINSON is missing a front tooth and has a tattoo on his back of a pit bull dog with the word "Outlaw" underneath. A previously released photograph is provided with this news release advisory.

MARTINSON is considered armed and dangerous. OSP troopers from several Department divisions (Patrol, Criminal, Fish & Wildlife) were involved in the search all day with support from other agencies on the ground and in the air including California Highway Patrol, Del Norte County, California Sheriff's Office, and US Marshals Service.

Anyone with information regarding his location is asked to call OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at (541) 664-4600 or 9-1-1.

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Correction: Extensive OSP F&W Division Investigation Into Central Oregon Illegal Guiding & Hunting Activities Leading to Multiple Convictions (Photo) - 07/16/14
Correction to paragraph six clarifying Emily Aronson pled no contest.

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In perhaps one of the most extensive investigations involving troopers of the Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division, a Bend area man was recently sentenced after pleading guilty to multiple misdemeanor and felony charges related to illegal guiding and hunting activities in central Oregon. In total, 23 people have been charged for more than 200 counts/charges filed in Wheeler County and 15 additional charges were filed in Deschutes County. Ten of those individuals pled guilty or no contest; and cases are pending adjudication for 13 other people.

In October 2012, an OSP Fish & Wildlife trooper received an anonymous tip about alleged illegal guiding and hunting activities in Wheeler County. The initial tip only provided a first name of a suspect. As the investigation progressed, the trooper identified the primary suspect as ALAN ROY ARONSON, age 43, from Bend, who was alleged to be conducting illegal guided hunts, primarily for elk and buffalo, on another person's ranch property without the owner's consent.

During the investigation, OSP Fish & Wildlife troopers across the state were involved in a coordinated effort and interviewed over a hundred people. Information indicated ARONSON was performing guided fee hunts, to hunters on private lands, whether or not they had valid hunting licenses or tags. Between 2010 and 2012, hunters accompanying ARONSON killed dozens of elk, including several large trophy elk that were shot and killed by persons without valid tags, and at least 9 buffalo from a neighboring ranch without the ranch owner's consent. Oregon State Marine Board records revealed that ARONSON was not a registered hunting guide in the State of Oregon during the time of the unlawful activities and was operating on land he did not own and therefore was illegally guiding hunters without an outfitter/guide registration.

Investigators also found evidence that a 6x7 bull elk was unlawfully shot and killed by his wife, EMILY ARONSON, age 34.

Search warrants were served at two different locations tied to the ARONSON's in Deschutes and Wheeler County. Subsequent to searching the properties, evidence seized included documents, a computer, untagged trophy elk and deer mounts, vehicles, a rifle, and three freshly skinned buffalo hides.

Both ALAN ARONSON and EMILY ARONSON were sentenced in Wheeler County Circuit Court on June 20, 2014. ALAN ARONSON pled guilty to three misdemeanor counts of failure to register as an outfitter and guide, and two felony counts of theft in the first degree. ALAN ARONSON was sentenced to 30 days in jail, a lifetime hunting license suspension and approximately $66,050 in fines and restitution, in addition to forfeiture of property to include a 2005 Ford pick-up and two UTV's vehicles that were determined to be used in the illegal guiding operation. EMILY ARONSON pled no contest to one misdemeanor count of hunting wildlife without a valid tag, was sentenced to a three year hunting license suspension and ordered to pay fines and restitution of $15,350 for the illegal taking of a 6x7 bull elk.

The global resolution for the 10 adjudicated persons to date, have resulted in the following cumulative sanctions:
* 180 days in jail (all jail sentences suspended except for the 30 days levied against ALAN ARONSON)
* 34 years in hunting license suspensions, plus the lifetime suspension for ALAN ARONSON
* Over $152,000 in fines, fees, restitution, and forfeitures
* 140 hours of community service* 222 months of probation

"The case resolution was successful in part from the great efforts and investigative skills of the lead investigator and team members whom worked tirelessly on this extensive and complex case, along with assistance from other Fish and Wildlife troopers from across the state," said Captain Jeff Samuels, OSP Fish & Wildlife Division director.

OSP Fish & Wildlife Division was assisted in this investigation and prosecution by Wheeler County District Attorney's Office, Deschutes County District Attorney's Office, and Oregon Department of Justice.

Questions regarding this investigation and court matters should be directed to the Wheeler County District Attorney Daniel Ousley at (541) 763-4207.

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Update: Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 211 south of Estacada (Photo) - 07/16/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Tuesday afternoon's serious injury traffic crash involving a motorcycle and passenger car that occurred on Highway 211 at S. Hayden Road south of Estacada. The names of the involved drivers are released in this update.

On July 15, 2014 at approximately 4:20 p.m., a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle operated by JOHN W. GROENER, age 59, from Beavercreek, was traveling southbound on Highway 211 when a northbound 2013 Kia Soul four-door turned left toward S. Hayden Road. The motorcycle crashed into the Kia's passenger side, ejecting GROENER from the motorcycle onto the highway.

GROENER was critically injured and transported by AMR ambulance to Oregon Health & Science University. He was wearing a protective helmet.

The Kia's driver, TARA R. JOYCE, age 20, from Portland, and three passengers were also transported by ground ambulance to area hospitals. Their injuries were non-life threatening and considered minor to serious. One of the passengers, DANNY D. MANJEOT, age 38, from Portland, was treated and released then taken into custody by OSP on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant charging Fail to Appear - DUII. MANJEOT was lodged in Clackamas County Jail.

JOYCE is cooperating with the investigation and no enforcement action has been taken at this time. OSP troopers from the Portland Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Trooper Cameron Bailey is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by fire and paramedics from Estacada, Molalla, Colton, Sandy and Clackamas County fire departments, officers from Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and Sandy Police Department, and ODOT. A detour was in place while the highway was blocked during the investigation.

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Update #2: Photo - Fatal Motorcycle-Involved Crash - Highway 395 near Ukiah (Photo) - 07/16/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Tuesday's fatal motorcycle-involved traffic crash found by a citizen who had stopped along Highway 395 near Ukiah. The victim's name is released in this update.

According to Sergeant Sterling Hall, on July 15, 2014 at approximately 12:48 p.m., a citizen had stopped along the side of Highway 395 near milepost 53B when he saw a motorcycle over the edge of the roadway. Emergency responders arriving on scene confirmed there was an adult male lying near the motorcycle who was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Preliminary investigation indicates a 2009 Buel motorcycle operated by MARK HALL PFENNING, age 57, from Bend, was traveling northbound when PFENNING lost control in a left curve. The motorcycle slid on its side across the turnout on the shoulder where it went down an embankment off the highway. The estimated time of the crash is not confirmed.

OSP troopers from the Pendleton Area Command office are continuing the investigation. OSP was assisted at the scene by Ukiah Quick Response Team, Pendleton Fire and Ambulance Department, LifeFlight, and ODOT.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

ODOT recently sent a news release regarding motorcycle safety with reminders and tips for everyone traveling on our roads:
http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/COMM/Pages/nr14062401.aspx

OSP joins ODOT in urging all travelers to stay focused on safety and Drive Safely to Save Lives.

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Serious Injury Traffic Crash - Territorial Highway near Lorane in Lane County (Photo) - 07/13/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Saturday evening's serious injury two vehicle head-on traffic crash on Highway 200 (Territorial Highway) west of Creswell. Six people were transported to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

According to Trooper Cale Day, on July 12, 2014 at approximately 3:42 p.m., a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado pickup driven by RICK A. KITZEL, age 20 from Eugene, was traveling southbound on Territorial Highway near milepost 34 at Hamm Road when the pickup crossed the centerline. A northbound 1999 Nissan Pathfinder operated by MARCOS QUIAHUA-QUIAHUA, age 40, from Eugene, swerved into the southbound lane to avoid the pickup. The pickup's driver then moved back into the southbound lane where both vehicles collided head-on.

The five occupants in the Nissan Pathfinder and the pickup's driver were all transported with serious injuries to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield. One of the Nissan's occupants, MARIA YNEZ, age 42, from Eugene, was transported by air ambulance. The others were taken by ground ambulance.

OSP is working in cooperation with the Lane County District Attorney's Office as part of the ongoing investigation.

OSP was assisted at the scene by South Lane Rural Fire District, Eugene and Springfield fire departments, and ODOT. The highway was blocked about three hours.

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OSP Arrests Man For Attempted Homicide & Robbery of Hitchhiker Along Southern Oregon Coast - 07/13/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested a 56-year old Washington man Saturday after he allegedly threatened to kill and robbed a hitchhiker at knife-point while giving the victim a ride along Highway 101 on the southern Oregon coast.

On July 12, 2014 at approximately 1:56 p.m., OSP was notified by Curry County 9-1-1 of a report that a hitchhiker was robbed by a suspect who was last seen southbound on Highway 101 between Gold Beach and Brookings. A vehicle description including license plate was provided. The victim had been given a ride by some people passing through the area to Brookings where he reported the incident and was contacted by OSP Senior Trooper Jeff Johnson at Brookings Police Department.

The victim, DANIEL DEDARD GUAU, age 28, from Quebec City, Quebec, Canada reported he was picked up by the suspect while hitchhiking on the northern Oregon coast. As they traveled along the southern Oregon coast near milepost 345, the suspect allegedly pulled a knife on the victim, placed it against his throat and threatened to kill him. The suspect, later identified as SAMUEL NILS STROM, age 56, from Lynnwood, Washington, slashed at the victim and forced him from the vehicle, leaving him on the side of the road. STROM left in the vehicle with the victim's passport and other personal property.

Through the trooper's investigation the suspect was positively identified. At approximately 6:13 p.m., the trooper learned the suspect's vehicle was parked at a residence west of Highway 101 between Brookings and the Oregon/California border. OSP troopers found the vehicle and observed the victim's property and a knife inside the vehicle. Subsequent contact with STROM led OSP to take him into custody for Attempted Criminal Homicide, Robbery in the First Degree, and Menacing.

Troopers were able to return the victim's property to him after seizing it from the vehicle.

No photographs available for this release.

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Driver Arrested For DUII After Nearly Hitting Several Bicyclists Along Highway 30 east of Scappoose - 07/13/14
A Lake Oswego man was arrested Saturday evening after nearly hitting several bicyclists on Highway 30 east of Scappoose who were participating in the Group Health STP Seattle to Portland bicycle event.

On July 12, 2014 at approximately 7:52 p.m., an OSP trooper responded to a reported disturbance along Highway 30 near Watson Road. Upon arrival, the trooper was contacted by several witnesses reporting a man operating a Ford pickup nearly hit several bicyclists near milepost 18 before stopping along the highway.

The trooper contacted the pickup's driver identified as DAVID J. EASTON, age 53, from Lake Oswego. Subsequent investigation led the trooper to arrest EASTON for DUII and Recklessly Endangering Another Person. He was taken to Columbia County Jail.

No photographs for this release.

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Serious Injury Motorcycle Crash - Highway 224 east of Estacada - 07/13/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Saturday evening's serious injury motorcycle traffic crash on Highway 224 east of Estacada. Alcohol is a contributing factor in this crash.

On July 12, 2014 at approximately 8:30 p.m., a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle operated by ERIC L. COLLIANDER, age 38, from Oregon City, was traveling westbound on Highway 224 near milepost 31 when left the highway on the north side shoulder into a ditch. COLLIANDER was ejected from the motorcycle and landed on bordering boulders.

COLLIANDER was transported by LifeFlight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. He was wearing a helmet. Subsequent investigation led OSP to cited him into Clackamas County Circuit Court for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants. Trooper Scott McLeod is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and Estacada Rural Fire District #69. The highway was opened about an hour after the crash.

According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), in fatal crashes in 2012, a higher percentage of motorcycle riders had blood alcohol concentrations (BAC) of .08 grams per deciliter or higher than any other type of motor vehicle driver. More than 1 in 4 (27%) motorcycle riders involved in fatal crashes were alcohol-impaired. More motorcycle safety-related information and statistics is available at:
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No photographs available for release at this time.

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Injury Traffic Crash - Interstate 5 in Wilsonville (Photo) - 07/12/14
One person received non-life threatening injuries Saturday afternoon in a five vehicle chain-reaction crash in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 in Wilsonville. An Oregon State Police (OSP) investigation concluded with the offending driver being cited for Careless Driving.

On July 12, 2014 at approximately 2:00 p.m., northbound traffic on Interstate 5 near milepost 283 was stopped. A Ford Escape driven by JENNIFER EISENZIMMER PRICE, age 45, from Portland, was the last vehicle in the line of stopped traffic in the left lane when the Ford was struck from behind by a passenger car driven by JESSE D. DARLING, age 22, from Seaside. The impact pushed the Ford forward into the back of a third vehicle leading to the chain-reaction crash involving a total of five vehicles.

EISENZIMMER PRICE was extricated from her vehicle by Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue firefighters. She was transported by ground ambulance to Oregon Health & Science University with potential serious but non-life threatening injuries.

DARLING was not reported injured. He reportedly had his vehicle's cruise control set at 64 mph and failed to see the stopped traffic before crashing into the back of the Ford Escape. He was cited by OSP for Careless Driving.

No other injuries were reported. The crash blocked the majority of the northbound lanes for over an hour. Traffic was eventually able to get by on the far right side of the traffic lanes.

OSP was also assisted at the scene by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Wilsonville Police Department, and ODOT.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Non-Injury Commercial Truck Crash - Interstate 5 at Myrtle Creek (Photo) - 07/11/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Friday morning's non-injury commercial truck that partially blocked the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 at Myrtle Creek. Driver fatigue is being investigated as a contributing factor.

According to Lieutenant Doug Ladd, on July 11, 2014 at approximately 10:45 a.m., an International truck pulling a semi-trailer was traveling northbound on Interstate 5 in the right hand lane when it traveled onto the right shoulder and struck an impact attenuator at the top of exit 108. Several gallons of fuel spilled from the truck's tanks but were contained with barriers and absorbent materials placed by Myrtle Creek Fire Department firefighters.

The truck's driver, STANLEY DIGGS, age 58, from Jefferson, was not injured.

OSP troopers from the Roseburg Area Command office are investigating the crash. OSP was assisted at the scene by Myrtle Creek Police Department, Myrtle Creek Fire Department, and ODOT.

One northbound lane and the shoulder are still blocked. Traffic updates at TripCheck.com.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Update #2: Name Released - Serious Injury Bicycle-Involved Crash - Highway 211 near Molalla (Photo) - 07/11/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Thursday's serious injury bicycle-involved crash that occurred along Highway 211 just east of Molalla. Initial investigation indicates alcohol is a possible contributing factor for the injured bicyclist. The bicyclist's name is released in this update. His injuries are not life threatening.

On July 10, 2014 at approximately 7:40 a.m., DANIEL LAWRENCE NYBERG, age 44, was riding a bicycle westbound on Highway 211 near S. Vaughan Road when he suddenly turned left into the path of a westbound 2005 Toyota pickup approaching from behind. The pickup's driver, VICTOR MAXFIELD, age 32, from Molalla, wasn't able to avoid the bicyclist and struck him.

NYBERG was transported from the scene by LifeFlight to Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). NYBERG is believed to live in the Molalla area and has previously resided in Portland. He was not wearing a protective helmet. The hospital and lead investigator, Sergeant Jason Lindland, haven't been able to reach any family members to notify them where he is being treated at.

MAXFIELD was not injured.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Molalla Police Department, Molalla Rural Fire Protection District, and ODOT. The highway was closed for about 45 minutes.

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OSP Investigating Illegal Towing Operation Arrests Owner For Fail to Register as Sex Offender and Parole Violation (Photo) - 07/10/14
A 35-year old Polk County man under investigation by Oregon State Police (OSP) related to an alleged illegal towing business was arrested Tuesday for failing to register as a sex offender and parole violation.

MICHAEL ALAN SELMER, age 35, from Falls City, is the subject of an ongoing investigation after OSP received information he acquired two tow trucks and began advertising towing services in Salem and Independence areas without obtaining a towing certificate authorizing him to perform tow services. His tow trucks displayed the name "Whoops! Towing" and he allegedly posted tow impound signs at various businesses in the Salem, Jefferson and Independence areas, using a spotter to call for tows before removing vehicles.

On July 8, 2014, OSP arrested SELMER when he began to tow an undercover OSP vehicle from a parking lot. SELMER was lodged in Marion County Jail for Felony Failure to Register as a Sex Offender and Parole Violation. Additional charges related to the OSP investigation may be pending following review by the Marion County District Attorney's Office.

Anyone with information related to the illegal towing investigation is asked to contact Senior Trooper Doug Brown at (503) 378-3387 ext 30500.

No other information for release due to the ongoing investigation.

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Update #2: Missing Keizer Man Found Deceased in Southwest Marion County; Death Investigation Underway - 07/09/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division, with the assistance of Marion County Sheriff's Office, Keizer Police Department, and Marion County District Attorney's Office, are investigating the manner and cause of death of an adult male found Wednesday morning in a field near the community of Talbot in Marion County. The deceased was identified as missing Keizer man, ROBERT ALLEN KNUPP.

On July 9, 2014 at approximately 9:17 a.m., a report was received that a deceased body was found in a field near Talbot in rural southwest Marion County. Marion County Sheriff's Office and OSP responded to the scene and confirmed the report.

The body was identified as ROBERT ALLEN KNUPP, age 54, from Keizer, who was reported missing to OSP June 8, 2014, after his vehicle was found unoccupied at the Santiam Rest Area along Interstate 5 south of Salem.

The Marion County Medical Examiner and OSP Forensic Services Division personnel also responded to the scene to assist with recovering the body.

An autopsy is pending by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office to determine the manner and cause of death.

No other information to be released at this time.

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Photos Addded - Non-Injury Truck Crash Leads to Lumber Spill Partially Blocking Highway 101 in Tillamook County (Photo) - 07/09/14
A commercial truck driver was cited following an early Wednesday morning non-injury crash in which a load of lumber spilled onto Highway 101 north of Cloverdale, partially blocking the highway for several hours.

On July 9, 2014 at approximately 4:24 a.m., a Peterbilt truck pulling two trailers loaded with lumber driven by GUY HOLLIS JR, age 51, from Tillamook, was traveling southbound on Highway 101 near milepost 77. As the truck and trailers traveled through a curve, they went off the roadway and struck and embankment where the truck detached from the lead trailer. Both trailers stopped abruptly, causing the lumber to shift forward and spill onto the highway.

HOLLIS was not injured. He was cited by OSP for Careless Driving.

One lane has been blocked several hours while ODOT personnel coordinate cleanup efforts. Traffic updates are posted on ODOT's website TripCheck.com.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Update: Victim's Name Released: Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 58 east of Pleasant Hill (Photo) - 07/09/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Tuesday afternoon's fatal traffic crash that occurred on Highway 58 twelve miles east of Pleasant Hill. The crash involved a pickup and commercial truck, resulting in the death of the pickup's adult male and minor injuries to the truck's two occupants. The victim's name is released in this update.

According to Lieutenant Robert Edwards, on July 8, 2014 at approximately 5:15 p.m., a Dodge pickup driven by TIMOTHY DAVID FINE, age 55, from Oakridge, was eastbound on Highway 58 near milepost 16 when it crossed the centerline and collided with a westbound commercial truck pulling a semi-trailer loaded with computers and tires. The truck and trailer caught fire and was fully engulfed when emergency responders started arriving. The fire spread to brush on both sides of the highway.

The truck's two occupants escaped the commercial truck with minor injuries. Both were transported by ground ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend for treatment. Their names are not available at this time and both were released from the hospital.

FINE was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The highway was completely closed while firefighters controlled the fire. One lane was opened after 8:00 p.m. The other lane was closed for several hours while ODOT and a tow company work with heavy equipment to remove the burned truck and semi-trailer, and the pickup. The highway was fully re-opened after midnight.

OSP troopers and a collision reconstructionist from the Springfield Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Trooper Kyle Bachmeier is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by fire personnel from Dexter, Lowell, Oakridge, and Goshen. Additional assisted provided by ODOT, Department of Forestry and Northwest Hazmat, Inc.

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Update: Photo for Preliminary Information: Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 101 south of Seaside (Photo) - 07/08/14
Oregon State Police (OSP), ODOT and local emergency responders are on scene of a minor injury crash involving three vehicles on Highway 26 near Rippet Lane between the Highway 26 junction and Seaside. The crash temporarily blocked the highway and one lane is reported open at this time.

According to Sergeant Dennis Thomas, preliminary information indicates on July 8, 2014 at approximately 2:35 p.m., a truck transporting wood debris was traveling northbound on Highway 101 near milepost 24 when the driver lost control, forcing two other vehicles off the road. The debris spilled and struck the vehicles, a van and sport utility vehicle, causing significant damage.

One person was reported transported to an area hospital with minor injury. Names are not available for this release and tows have been dispatched to the scene.

Traffic updates can be checked on ODOT's website TripCheck.com.

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Injury Traffic Crash - Highway 99W between Amity and McMinnville (Photo) - 07/08/14
One person was seriously injured Tuesday morning when the truck he was driving collided into the back of a stopped pickup on Highway 99W between Amity and McMinnville. Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation.

On July 8, 2014 at approximately 11:47 a.m., a Dodge pickup driven by JOEL STOCKHOFF, age 54, from Dayton, was stopped southbound on Highway 99W waiting to turn left onto SE Whiteson Road when it was struck from behind by an Isuzu box truck. After impact, the truck stopped off the highway on the right shoulder.

The Isuzu truck's driver, THOMAS NORTON, age 52, from Portland, was seriously injured and extricated by firefighters from Amity Fire District and McMinnville Fire Department. NORTON was transported by LifeFlight to Oregon Health & Science University with non-life threatening injury.

STOCKHOFF was taken by ground ambulance with minor injury to Willamette Valley Medical Center.

OSP troopers from the McMinnville Area Command office responded to investigate. Recruit Trooper Roy Adams is the lead investigator.

ODOT also responded to assist with traffic control. The highway was closed about an hour.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Update: Employer Offers Reward to Help Find Keizer Man Reported Missing June 8, 2014 (Photo) - 07/08/14
The employer of a Keizer-area man reported missing June 8, 2014, is offering a reward of up to $500 for information that helps authorities find him.

ROBERT ALLEN KNUPP, age 54, was reported missing to Oregon State Police (OSP) after his vehicle was found unoccupied at the Santiam Rest Area along Interstate 5 south of Salem. KNUPP is described as a white male, 5'11", and 215 pounds, with brown salt & pepper hair and a short beard. He was last known to be wearing a blue print Hawaiian-style shirt with khaki pants, white socks and brown leather tie shoes. He was driving a 1993 Geo Metro passenger car found locked Sunday, June 8, about midnight at the rest area. He was last seen in Albany on Saturday, June 7.

KNUPP has worked 17 years for Garten Services, Inc., a Salem-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 1970 to support people with disabilities in their effort to contribute to the community through employment, career, and retirement opportunities. At the time of his disappearance, he was working as a custodial supervisor.

Garten Services, Inc., has established an account at US Bank under "Robert Knupp Reward Fund" in case anyone wished to donate.

Anyone with information regarding KNUPP's whereabouts is asked to call OSP Northern Command Center dispatch at 800-452-7888. Lead investigator is Detective Richard Olsen.

Photographs - Robert Knupp

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Update #2: Added Info & Photo - Washington Man Arrested After Attempt to Elude on Interstate 5 Between Eugene and Cottage Grove (Photo) - 07/07/14
Update #2: Based on the car's vehicle identification number, OSP has confirmed it was a reported stolen out of Washington State. Additional charge for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle is pending.

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Update #1: As the eluding vehicle was traveling northbound from Cottage Grove, the passenger side window blew out as it was passing the left side of a commercial truck and semi-trailer. After the eluding driver was in custody, OSP found a handgun inside the car missing two rounds. OSP suspects the driver fired at least one round out of the car as it was passing the truck and semi-trailer. The truck is described as a late model Freightliner conventional style cab pulling a white in color box semi-trailer. The driver probably is unaware that the left rear side of the trailer may have been struck by a gunshot. OSP would like to speak to the truck's driver. Anyone with information is asked to call Senior Trooper Blaine Hlebechuk at (541) 726-2536.

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Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested a 24-year old Tacoma, Washington man Monday after his attempt to elude troopers on Interstate 5 south of Eugene. The suspect eluded Lebanon police earlier in the day.

On July 7, 2014 at approximately 1:47 p.m., OSP Northern Command Center dispatch received a citizen's driving complaint of a high speed 1990s Mercury displaying Washington license plates southbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 216. The vehicle matched the description of a vehicle reported by Lebanon Police Department after it eluded one of their officers.

Troopers set up southbound along Interstate 5 to find the car. At approximately 1:57 p.m. a vehicle matching the description passed an OSP trooper near Coburg. A second trooper also got behind the car and they attempted a traffic stop near Belt Line Road. The vehicle failed to yield and sped up to speeds over 100 mph as it drove recklessly, passing vehicles on the shoulder.

Troopers backed off, keeping the car in sight as it continued southbound and OSP notified Lane County Sheriff's Office and Cottage Grove Police Department (CGPD) for assistance. The driver avoided spike strip deployment by Cottage Grove police near milepost 176, but a second attempt by CGPD near milepost 174 successfully deflated the left front tire.

The vehicle exited Interstate 5 at London Road on the south end of Cottage Grove and returned northbound on the freeway. Speeds began to slow to 80 - 90 mph as the vehicle was traveling on 3 tires.

At approximately 2:26 p.m., the vehicle exited in Creswell and turned right onto E. Cloverdale Road where a trooper pulled along the passenger side and safely executed a tactical vehicle intervention technique. The eluding car came to a stop and the driver fled on foot on Emerald Parkway for about a half block before troopers took him in custody without further incident.

The driver was identified as JAMES CARL VOSHELL, age 24, from Tacoma, Washington. VOSHELL was lodged in the Lane County Jail on the following charges:

* Felony Attempt to Elude in a Vehicle
* Misdemeanor Attempt to Elude on Foot
* Reckless Driving
* Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine
* Carrying a Concealed Weapon
* Recklessly Endangering Another Person (10 counts)

Additional charges may be pending by Lebanon Police Department related to their incident earlier.

Investigation is continuing.

Photograph - Lane County Sheriff's Office

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Minor Injury Truck Crash - Highway 47 north of Highway 26 in Washington County (Photo) - 07/07/14
A truck driver received minor injury Monday afternoon following a traffic crash while avoiding a down tree across Highway 47 about two miles north of Highway 26 in Washington County.

On July 7, 2014 at approximately 2:36 p.m., a report of a traffic crash was received involving a truck going off Highway 47 near milepost 75. Oregon State Police (OSP), Washington County Sheriff's Office, ODOT and local fire personnel responded to the scene.

Initial information indicates a dump truck was traveling southbound on Highway 47 when it encountered a tree down across the highway. The truck's driver tried to avoid the tree but struck it and then traveled off the highway, down an embankment. The truck struck another tree before coming to rest down the steep embankment.

The truck's driver got out of the truck and back up to the highway. He received minor injury not requiring hospital transport. His name is not available.

One lane was eventually re-opened until the truck was removed from the scene. All lanes are open.

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Update #2: Traffic Fatality Count Increased to 4 - Post-Fourth of July Holiday Reporting Period Information (Photo) - 07/07/14
(Updated) Preliminary information now indicates 4 people died in four separate traffic crashes in Oregon during the 78-hour 2014 Fourth of July holiday period between 6:00 p.m., July 3, and 11:59 p.m., July 6. Information regarding a fourth fatal crash was received by ODOT's Fatality Analysist Reporting System (FARS) from Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

The following is a brief overview of the four confirmed reported fatal traffic crashes:

* On July 4, 2014 at approximately 8:31 p.m., an off-road motorcycle operated by a 21-year old Reedsport man crashed in the Loon Lake area off Highway 38 in Douglas County. The victim was not wearing a protective helmet. Douglas County Sheriff's Office is the lead investigating agency.

* On July 5, 2014 at approximately 10:03 p.m., a pickup driven by a 48-year old Madras man rolled off NE Clark Drive near NE Dogwood Lane north of Madras. The driver was ejected and transported to an area hospital where he died later that night from injuries sustained in the crash. Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is the lead investigating agency and reports alcohol appears to be a contributing factor.

* On July 6, 2014 at approximately 12:55 a.m., a passenger car driven by a 16-year old St. Helens girl was eastbound on Highway 30 near milepost 53 west of Rainier. For an unconfirmed reason, the car traveled off the highway and rolled numerous times before coming to rest on its top. The female driver was pronounced deceased at the scene and her 16-year old male passenger had minor injuries. Both were using safety restraints. Oregon State Police is the lead investigating agency.

* On July 6, 2014 at approximately 4:36 p.m., a 92-year old female from Hines died in a single vehicle rollover crash on Steens Mountain Loop Road in Harney County. The driver was using safety restraints. Additional details of the fatal crash on not available. Harney County Sheriff's Office is the lead investigating agency.

During the 2013 Fourth of July 102-hour holiday period, four people died in 4 separate traffic crashes. The deadliest Fourth of July holiday period occurred in 1980 when there were 19 reported deaths during a 78-hour period. Since 1970, a total of 306 people have died in traffic crashes in Oregon during the Fourth of July holiday reporting periods.

OSP troopers reported 50 DUII arrests statewide during this year's holiday period. Last year, troopers reported 60 DUII arrests. Prior to each holiday period, OSP encourages citizens to report possible DUII drivers they spot on the road so troopers or other agency police officers can get into position to stop the vehicle and determine if the driver is impaired. Of this year's 50 reported DUII arrests, eight were the direct results of citizen driving complaint reports to OSP dispatch centers helping troopers get in position to stop the vehicle. Six DUII arrests were connected to injury and non-injury traffic crashes investigated by troopers.

The following OSP offices reported three or more DUII arrests during the holiday period:

* Springfield Area Command office - 11 DUII arrests
* Bend Area Command office - 5 DUII arrests
* The Dalles Area Command office - 5 DUII arrests
* Portland Area Command office - 4 DUII arrests
* North Plains Work Site office - 4 DUII arrests
* Coos Bay Area Command office - 3 DUII arrests

OSP troopers on patrol and fish & wildlife troopers in field also reported arresting 25 people during the holiday period who were wanted on outstanding arrest warrants.

(Note: OSP does not track DUII arrests statistics made by other law enforcement agencies)

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Update #2: Photos - Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 30 west of Rainier in Columbia County (Photo) - 07/06/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Sunday morning's single vehicle fatal traffic crash on Highway 30 west of Rainier that resulted in the death of a 16-year old female and minor injury to the teenage passenger. Both names are released in this update.

On July 6, 2014 at approximately 12:55 a.m., a 1993 Subaru driven by SEEAIRA D. HICKS, age 16, was eastbound on Highway 30 near milepost 53. For an unconfirmed reason, the car traveled off the eastbound shoulder and rolled several times before coming to rest on its top.

HICKS was pronounced deceased at the scene. Passenger SCOTT A. HAMLIN, age 16, received minor injury and was transported by ambulance to PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center in Longview, Washington. Both occupants are from St. Helens and were using safety restraints. The car's airbags deployed.

OSP troopers from St. Helens and Astoria offices responded to the scene to investigate. There is no evidence that alcohol or drugs were contributing factors. OSP is looking at driver fatigue as a possible contributing factor. Trooper Billy Bush is the lead investigator.

OSP, Oregon State Sheriffs' Association (OSSA), and Oregon Association Chiefs of Police (OACP) remind everyone that while death and injury are of course the most serious of possible consequences of drunk driving, there are other consequences that can affect lives for many years, including loss of a driver license, vehicle impoundment, jail time, lawyer and court costs, and insurance hikes, just to name a few.

OSP, OSSA, OACP, and ODOT offer the following safety reminders to help keep your holiday travels safe:

* Get rested before you are tested. 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.
* Pay attention. An inattentive driver is a growing safety concern on our roads and an increasing factor in traffic crashes.
* Know before you go: Stay up to date on road conditions by visiting TripCheck.com or calling 5-1-1. Don't use your cell phone to check on this non-emergency information while driving.
* 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.
* Share the road. Don't tailgate and be sure to check your mirrors and blind spots before changing lanes.
* Be on the lookout for bicyclists, pedestrians and other vulnerable users of our roads.
* Always use safety restraints and child safety seats correctly (see www.childsafetyseat.org for free safety seat clinics and proper buckling tips).
* Don't drink and drive; don't be impaired and drive. These can be deadly combinations.
* MOVE OVER if you are approaching any type of emergency vehicle, tow truck or roadside assistance vehicle which is stopped on the roadside with emergency lights activated.

OSP, OSSA, OACP and ODOT remind every traveling person - bicyclists, pedestrians, motorcyclists and motorists alike - that we all have individual responsibility for keeping our roads safe. Immediately report aggressive, dangerous and intoxicated drivers to 9-1-1 or call OSP at 1-800-24DRUNK (800-243-7865).

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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OSP Arrests Wilderville Woman In Husband's Shooting in Josephine County (Photo) - 07/06/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) Criminal Investigations Division is continuing the investigation into Saturday night's shooting at a residence in Wilderville in Josephine County. The initial investigation led to the arrest of a 35-year old woman on allegations related to the shooting of her husband who is being treated at a hospital for a non-life threatening injury.

On July 5, 2014 at approximately 9:50 p.m., a report was received by 9-1-1 of a shooting at 483 Waters Creek Road in Wilderville. OSP patrol troopers responded and confirmed DARICK JONES, age 35, was shot in the leg and they detained his wife, BETHANIE J. JONES, age 35.

DARICK JONES was transported to Three Rivers Community Hospital for treatment of the gunshot injury.

OSP detectives responded to lead the investigation with the assistance of the Josephine County District Attorney's Office. Initial investigation led detectives to arrest BETHANIE JONES and lodged her in the Josephine County Jail for Assault in the First Degree and four counts of Recklessly Endangering Another Person.

Photograph - Josephine County Sheriff's Office

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Chemult Man Arrested After Troopers Respond to Disturbance, Find 2 Pipe Bombs in Vehicle - 07/06/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) arrested a 26-year old Chemult man Saturday night following a disturbance and discovery of 2 small pipe bombs in the man's car.

On July 5, 2014 at approximately 10:12 p.m., OSP responded to reported disturbance in the 500 block of Benard Lane in Chemult. Reported information indicated an intoxicated male broke a car window, threatened to use explosive devices on a vehicle and the residence, and indicated he might take his own life.

Upon OSP's arrival, DONALD E. COCKERILL, age 26, from Chemult, was detained without incident. Troopers also found two pipe bombs in his vehicle, so they requested OSP Hazardous Device technicians respond to remove the homemade explosive devices.

Subsequent investigation resulted in COCKERILL being lodged in the Klamath County Jail on the following charges:

* Possession of a Destructive Device
* Menacing
* Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree
* Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
* Harassment

No photographs available for this release.

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Update: Name Released - Death Investigation - South of Oswald West State Park in Tillamook County - 07/06/14
Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of the Tillamook County Medical Examiner, are continuing the investigation into the death of a 44-year old adult male who apparently took his own life Friday night on a trail overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The deceased male's name is released in this update.

According to Sergeant Greg Plummer, on July 4, 2014 at approximately 8:47 p.m., OSP was notified that a deceased male was found at the end of a trail by several citizens after they heard a gunshot. The trail led from a viewpoint along Highway 101 between Oswald West State Park and Manzanita near milepost 41.

After responding to the scene, police and medical responders confirmed the report and that the deceased male had died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was still in possession of a handgun. His vehicle was found parked at the viewpoint near the trail entrance.

The deceased male was identified as BRIAN ALLAN BITTON, age 44, from Portland.

Due to safety concerns related to potential danger for emergency responders retrieving the body in the darkness, the area was secured during the night. The Tillamook County Medical Examiner and an OSP detective came to the scene Saturday morning to continue the investigation prior to removing BITTON.

OSP was also assisted by Tillamook County Sheriff's Office, Manzanita Department of Public Safety, and Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue.

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Umatilla Man Arrested After DUII-Involved Serious Injury Crash - Highway 207 east of Hermiston (Photo) - 07/06/14
A 39-year old Umatilla man was arrested by Oregon State Police (OSP) Saturday evening following a two-vehicle serious injury traffic crash on Highway 207 at E. Punkin Center Road east of Hermiston in Umatilla County.

On July 5, 2014 at approximately 6:15 p.m., a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado pickup driven by ALBERTO PEREZ, age 39, from Umatilla, was involved in a collision at the Highway 207 / E. Punkin Center Road intersection with a 1992 Geo Metro driven by BALDOMERO VALENCIA GARCIA, age 46, from Hermiston.

VALENCIA GARCIA was extricated from his car by Hermiston Fire Department personnel and then taken by air ambulance to Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, Washington. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

PEREZ was not injured. Subsequent initial investigation led to his arrest for DUII and he was lodged in Umatilla County Jail. Investigation continuing. Trooper Mark Amos is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Umatilla County Sheriff's Office, Stanfield Police Department, and ODOT.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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OSP Fish & Wildlife Division Asking For Public's Help Investigating Deer Poaching in the East Evans Creek/Antioch Road Area in Jackson County (Photo) - 07/04/14
The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division in Central Point is seeking the public's assistance in locating the person(s) responsible for the unlawful killing of a buck deer recently in the East Evans Creek or Sams Valley area off Antioch Road in Jackson County.

Sergeant Kirk Meyer is investigating the discovery of deer parts, including a deer head with the skull cap and antlers cut off, by an area resident on Antioch Road near milepost 10 on July 2, 2014. Evidence at the scene indicates that the buck deer was recently killed elsewhere and butchered. The deer head, legs and other parts of the carcass were dumped there.

A reward is being offered through the Turn in Poachers (TIP) Program, administered through the Oregon Hunters Association, for any information that leads to an arrest in this case. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Sergeant Meyer at (541) 618-7944, or the Turn in Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888. Information may be kept anonymous.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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OSP Fish & Wildlife Division Asking Public For Help Investigating Deer Poaching - Highway 30 near Rowena in Wasco County (Photo) - 07/04/14
The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division in The Dalles is seeking the public's assistance in locating the person(s) responsible for the unlawful killing and waste of a doe deer last month on Highway 30 near the community of Rowena Dell in Wasco County.

Trooper Brent Ocheskey is investigating the discovery of a doe deer by area residents near Rowena Dell Road on June 21, 2014. Evidence at the scene indicates the doe deer was shot and left to waste on the evening of June 20 between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. The deer was shot from the roadway and died on the highway shoulder. Ocheskey also believes the doe had a fawn in the area.

A reward is being offered through the Turn in Poachers (TIP) Program, administered through the Oregon Hunters Association, for any information that leads to the arrest in this case. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Trooper Ocheskey at (541)296-9646, or the Turn in Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888. Information may be kept anonymous.

Photograph - Oregon State Police

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Updated: Name Released - Death Investigation - Drowning off Lincoln City Beach - 07/04/14
Note: The victim was reportedly wearing a wet suit and life jacket vest. Information provided also indicates he was an experienced kitesurfer.

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A 49 year old male died Thursday afternoon after being transported to a Lincoln City hospital following an apparent accident while kitesurfing in the ocean off the beach at Roads End State Park. The victim was identified as an off-duty member of Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (TVFR).

On July 3, 2014 at approximately 5:00 p.m., Oregon State Police was notified that an adult male was being taken to a hospital in Lincoln City after he was found by a friend unresponsive in the water while kitesurfing. When OSP arrived at the hospital, medical staff had pronounced him deceased after lifesaving efforts at the beach by the victim's friend, responding fire personnel, and hospital emergency room staff.

The victim is identified as WYLIE DALE JOHNSON JR, age 49, from Dundee. According to TVFR, JOHNSON was a firefighter for 19 yrs with TVFR and, most recently, was assigned as a lieutenant at Fire Station 35 in King City.

North Lincoln Fire & Rescue and Pac West ambulance were involved in initial response and transport to the hospitals. Lincoln City police also assisted.

Questions regarding Lieutenant JOHNSON's service with TVFR should be directed to their department.

No other details available at this time.

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Driver Arrested After Collision With Parked Police Car Blocking Intersection at Fire Response Scene in Ontario - 07/04/14
A 25-year old Ontario man was arrested Thursday night by Oregon State Police (OSP) for DUII and other charges after he collided with a parked Ontario police car that was blocking an intersection where firefighters were handling a fire-related call.

On July 3, 2014 at approximately 10:48 p.m., an OSP trooper was dispatched to investigate a non-injury traffic crash involving an Ontario Police Department (OPD) patrol vehicle at the intersection of SE 7th Avenue and SE 3rd Street. The OPD vehicle was parked with emergency lights activated blocking an intersection when it was struck by 2014 Chevrolet Impala four-door traveling westbound on SE 7th Street.

When the trooper arrived on scene he found the Chevrolet's driver, JAIME MORENO JR, age 25, from Ontario, visibly intoxicated, belligerent and aggressive toward those present at the scene. Subsequent investigation indicated MORENO had taken the car without the owner's permission. MORENO was arrested and lodged in the Malheur County Jail on the following charges:

* DUII
* Reckless Driving
* Recklessly Endangering Another Person (11 counts)
* Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle

The eleven recklessly endangering counts are for the alleged endangerment of 2 police officers, 2 firefighters, 2 passengers in the car, and 5 citizen bystanders who were present when the collision occurred.

He was also cited for No Operators License and Refusing a Breath Test.

The damage to the police car did not require towing from the scene.

No photographs provided for release.

OSP, Oregon State Sheriffs' Association (OSSA), and Oregon Association Chiefs of Police (OACP) remind everyone that while death and injury are of course the most serious of possible consequences of drunk driving, there are other consequences that can affect lives for many years, including loss of a driver license, vehicle impoundment, jail time, lawyer and court costs, and insurance hikes, just to name a few.

OSP, OSSA, OACP, and ODOT offer the following safety reminders to help keep your holiday travels safe:

* Get rested before you are tested. 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.
* Pay attention. An inattentive driver is a growing safety concern on our roads and an increasing factor in traffic crashes.
* Know before you go: Stay up to date on road conditions by visiting TripCheck.com or calling 5-1-1. Don't use your cell phone to check on this non-emergency information while driving.
* 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.
* Share the road. Don't tailgate and be sure to check your mirrors and blind spots before changing lanes.
* Be on the lookout for bicyclists, pedestrians and other vulnerable users of our roads.
* Always use safety restraints and child safety seats correctly (see www.childsafetyseat.org for free safety seat clinics and proper buckling tips).
* Don't drink and drive; don't be impaired and drive. These can be deadly combinations.
* MOVE OVER if you are approaching any type of emergency vehicle, tow truck or roadside assistance vehicle which is stopped on the roadside with emergency lights activated.

OSP, OSSA, OACP and ODOT remind every traveling person - bicyclists, pedestrians, motorcyclists and motorists alike - that we all have individual responsibility for keeping our roads safe. Immediately report aggressive, dangerous and intoxicated drivers to 9-1-1 or call OSP at 1-800-24DRUNK (800-243-7865).

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Two Wanted Subjects Arrested After Attempt to Elude on Interstate 84 Between Cascade Locks and The Dalles (Photo) - 07/03/14
Oregon State Police (OSP), with the assistance of several law enforcement partners in Hood River and Wasco counties, arrested two wanted persons following Thursday morning's high speed attempt to elude along Interstate 84. The attempt to elude concluded without further incident along the eastbound lanes in The Dalles after officers had successfully deployed spike strips on the vehicle that was confirmed stolen from Gresham.

On July 3, 2014 at approximately 9:49 a.m., OSP and Hood River County Sheriff's Office were notified of a white sports car eastbound on Interstate 84 in east Multnomah County traveling at a high rate of speed. The car reportedly had stolen license plates displayed.

At approximately 10:00 a.m., the white 2011 Subaru Legacy four-door was spotted eastbound by Hood River County Sheriff's Office (HRSO) and OSP west of Hood River. The vehicle attempted to elude eastbound at high speeds as other officers from OSP and HRSO moved into position to try and stop the vehicle as it approached Hood River. The eluding vehicle reportedly struck a guardrail near milepost 62 and an officer successfully deployed spike strips near milepost 64. Despite the right front tire being deflated, the vehicle continued eastbound at speeds near 100 mph as other troopers and officers from Wasco County Sheriff's Office and The Dalles Police Department (TDPD) positioned themselves to assist with stopping the eluding vehicle.

Traveling through The Dalles on Interstate 84, TDPD deployed spike strips and deflated the left front tire. The right front tire shredded off earlier and the vehicle was running on one of its rims.

At approximately 10:30 a.m., the driver stopped near milepost 87 in the left lane. Officers stopped traffic in both directions while the two occupants were removed at gunpoint and taken into custody.

The two occupants were identified as driver PATRICIA MARIE MOTLEY, age 30, from Gresham, and passenger AARON JOSEPH SMITH, age 28, from Rosamond, California. Both were wanted on outstanding felony warrants issued out of Clackamas and Multnomah counties. They were lodged at the Northern Oregon Regional Corrections Facility in The Dalles.

MOTLEY was arrested the following six warrants:
* Fail to Appear - Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle / Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine (Clackamas County warrant)
* Theft in the Second Degree (two separate Clackamas County warrants)
* Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (Multnomah County warrant)
* Fail to Appear - Possession of Burglar Tools, Theft in the Second Degree (Multnomah County warrant)
* Fail to Appear - Theft in the Third Degree (Multnomah County warrant)

She also lodged for the following local charges to be filed in both Hood River and Wasco counties related to the incident:
* Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle
* Reckless Driving
* Recklessly Endangering Another Person
* Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine
* Kidnapping in the Second Degree
* Theft in the Third Degree

SMITH was arrested for Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine and the following three warrants:
* Dangerous Drugs (Multnomah County)
* Parole Violation (Multnomah County)
* Fail to Appear - Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, ID Theft, and Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance - Methamphetamine (Clackamas County)

The displayed license plates were reported stolen July 2nd to Beaverton Police Department and had been placed on the stolen car.

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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Update: Name Released & Photos - Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 38 east of Reedsport in Douglas County (Photo) - 07/03/14
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the cause of Wednesday afternoon's fatal crash after a sport utility vehicle went into the Umpqua River as it traveled along Highway 38 about six miles east of Reedsport in Douglas County. The victim's name is released in this update along with previously provided information and safety tips for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday period.

According to Lieutenant Steve Mitchell, on July 2, 2014 at approximately 3:49 p.m., a 1991 Ford Explorer driven by KENNETH RAY RICHARDS, agea 54, from Coos Bay, was traveling westbound on Highway 38 near milepost 6. For an unknown reason, it traveled off the highway into the Umpqua River where it became submerged. ODOT employees came across the crash scene and reported it to law enforcement and local emergency responders.

Douglas County Sheriff's Office and ODOT personnel went into the river and confirmed the driver was deceased. US Coast Guard personnel responded to the scene with a boat and helicopter, and along with OSP Fish & Wildlife Division troopers in a second boat, they searched the river for any other possible occupants. Emergency responders determined the driver was alone in the vehicle at the time of the crash.

OSP troopers from the Coos Bay Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Senior Trooper Dave Timm is the lead investigator. RICHARDS was not using safety restraints.

OSP was assisted at the scene by ODOT, Lower Umpqua Ambulance, Reedsport Police Department, Lakeside Fire Department Dive Team, Douglas County Sheriff's Office / Medical Examiner, and US Coast Guard.

The highway was restricted to one lane for the duration of scene investigation and victim recovery which lasted about 5 hours.

OSP and ODOT remind everyone traveling on our roads that this year's Fourth of July holiday 78-hour period starts 6:00 p.m., Thursday, July 3, and concludes 11:59 p.m., Sunday, July 6. Last year in Oregon, four people died in 4 separate traffic crashes during the 102-hour Fourth of July holiday period. The following safety reminders can help keep your holiday travels safe:

* Get rested before you are tested. 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.
* Pay attention. An inattentive driver is a growing safety concern on our roads and an increasing factor in traffic crashes.
* Know before you go: Stay up to date on road conditions by visiting TripCheck.com or calling 5-1-1. Don't use your cell phone to check on this non-emergency information while driving.
* 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.
* Share the road. Don't tailgate and be sure to check your mirrors and blind spots before changing lanes.
* Be on the lookout for bicyclists, pedestrians and other vulnerable users of our roads.
* Always use safety restraints and child safety seats correctly (see www.childsafetyseat.org for free safety seat clinics and proper buckling tips).
* Don't drink and drive; don't be impaired and drive. These can be deadly combinations.
* MOVE OVER if you are approaching any type of emergency vehicle, tow truck or roadside assistance vehicle which is stopped on the roadside with emergency lights activated.

Motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians, and motorcyclists should remember that we all have individual responsibility for keeping our roads safe. Immediately report aggressive, dangerous and intoxicated drivers to 9-1-1 or call OSP at 1-800-24DRUNK (800-243-7865).

Photographs - Oregon State Police

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