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Fatal Crash on Hwy 30-Multnomah County - 11/26/21

On Thursday, November 25, 2021, at about 7:07 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle on Hwy 30 near milepost 16.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Ford Escape, operated by Brandon Pollard (28) of Warren, was travelling eastbound on Hwy 30 and struck an unidentified female who was on foot within the eastbound “A” Lane. 

The unidentified female suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. Pollard and his passenger, Mallory Dunn (26) of Kennewick, Washington, were not injured. Pollard remained at the scene and cooperated with law enforcement.

Multnomah County Medical Examiner responded and is actively working on identifying the female pedestrian. 

Hwy 30 was closed for 2.5 hours following the crash. 

OSP was assisted by the Scappoose Fire Dept., Scappoose Police Dept., Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, ODOT, and the Medical Examiner. This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when available.

Fatal Crash on Enchanted Way near Hwy 164-Marion County - 11/23/21

On Monday, November 22, 2021 at approximately 11:28 AM, Oregon State Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle rollover crash on Enchanted Way near the Hwy 164 interchange.

Preliminary investigation revealed a southbound Toyota Corolla, operated by Brandon Bailey (30) of Jefferson, was travelling at a high rate speed when the vehicle left the roadway and rolled several times. 

Bailey sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

The roadway was closed for approximately 3 hours. 

OSP was assisted by Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Turner Fire Department, Jefferson Fire Department and ODOT. 

Fatal Crash on Hwy 101-Lincoln County - 11/22/21

On Sunday, November 21, 2021 at approximately 6:23 PM, Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a report of a two-vehicle head-on collision on Highway 101 near milepost 152.

Preliminary investigation revealed a southbound Toyota Corolla, operated by Michael Noel (59) of Waldport, crossed over the centerline and crashed head-on with a northbound Mercedes GLK SUV, operated by Lorrie Ann Owens (54) of Waldport. The Mercedes rolled into a roadside ditch, entrapping Owens and her passenger Norma Parry (78) of Waldport.

Noel sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Owens and Parry were extricated and transported to Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital with injuries.

Hwy 101 was detoured for approximately five hours.

OSP was assisted by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Seal Rock Fire and Rescue, Central Lincoln Fire Department and ODOT Incident Response.

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OSP Fish & Wildlife is seeking public assistance with poaching case- Jackson County (Photo) - 11/22/21

On November 20, 2021, at approximately 930 A.M., Fish & Wildlife Trooper responded to Pair A Dice Ranch Rd in Jacksonville, OR on a report of a poached buck. The Trooper located the buck, which had appeared to have fallen a considerable distance from a ridge, before crossing the road leaving a large blood trail. The Trooper located an access point and hiked to the location where the buck had fallen. There was a quarter-mile blood trail before the ridge that appears to have begun in perfect view of the roadway and where a vehicle made a sudden stop angling toward the buck. No bullet or casings were located. The buck had a large mortal wound on its right side.

The Oregon State Police is requesting public assistance with information about this case. Any person with information related to this incident is encouraged to call the OSP TIP (Turn-In-Poachers) Reward line at 1-800-452-7888 or by cell at *OSP (*677) or send an email tip to TIP@osp.oregon.gov. Please reference case #SP21325830.

***Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators***

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

TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us

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

PREFERENCE POINT REWARDS:

* 5 Points-Mountain Sheep

* 5 Points-Mountain Goat

* 5 Points-Moose

* 5 Points-Wolf

* 4 Points-Elk

* 4 Points-Deer

* 4 Points-Antelope

* 4 Points-Bear

* 4 Points-Cougar

 CASH REWARDS:

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

* $500 Elk, Deer, and Antelope

* $300 Bear, Cougar, and Wolf

* $300 Habitat Destruction

* $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl

* $100 Furbearers

* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish

 

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Fatal Crash on Hwy 22E-Marion County - 11/22/21

On Sunday, November 21, 2021 at approximately 7:12 AM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Highway 22E near milepost 34. 

Preliminary investigation revealed an eastbound Dodge Caravan, operated by Matthew Chappell (48) of Salem, left the roadway for unknown reasons and crashed several hundred feet off the roadway.

Chappell sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. 

OSP was assisted by Santiam Fire and Rescue and ODOT. 

Fatal Crash on Hwy 99E-Marion County - 11/22/21

On Friday, November 19, 2021, at approximately 11:36 AM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 99E near milepost 35. 

Preliminary investigation revealed a Nissan Versa, operated by Francisco Alvarez Brionez (80) of Woodburn, entered Highway 99E colliding with a Peterbilt dump truck, operated by Ronald Bode (66) of Warren.  

Alvarez Brionez was transported to Salem Hospital with serious injuries. A passenger in the Nissan Versa, Judith Harley (77) of Woodburn, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. Bode was uninjured.

OSP was assisted by Gervais Police Department, Woodburn Fire Department and ODOT. 

Fatal Crash on Hwy 39-Klamath County - 11/21/21

On Saturday, November 20th, 2021 at approximately 6:20 AM, Oregon State Police troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a vehicle versus pedestrian crash on Highway 39 near Hope Street. 

Preliminary investigation revealed a white Chevrolet truck, operated by Hector Miranda Cruz (35) of Klamath Falls, was eastbound when it struck a pedestrian, Dennis Reeder (70) of Klamath Falls, who was in the travel lanes. 

Reeder sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. 

OSP was assisted by the Klamath County Fire District 1 and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

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OSP SWR Drug Enforcement Section Team seized an epic amount of illegal marijuana during search warrant- Jackson County (Photo) - 11/20/21

On November 18, 2021, the Oregon State Police Southwest Region (SWR) Drug Enforcement Section (DES) team served a search warrant in the 1300 block of Antelope Rd. White City, Oregon. The location consisted of 5 industrial-sized warehouses zoned for commercial use.  Over 100 individuals were initially detained, identified, interviewed, and released. Several of the individuals were migrant workers living on-site in subpar living conditions without running water. 

During the operation, which spanned over two days, an epic amount of illegal, processed marijuana and a firearm were seized.  The DES Team’s conservative estimation on the amount of processed marijuana seized was approximately 500,000 lbs., which depending on where it would be exported to, has a conservative street value of somewhere around $500 million.  This is a very involved investigation and will be ongoing for several weeks. OSP will be releasing more information when available. 

The OSP SWR DES team was assisted by the Josephine Marijuana Enforcement Team (JMET) of Josephine County, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Medford Office, the Basin Interagency Narcotics Team (BINET) of Klamath County, the Illegal Marijuana Enforcement Team (IMET) of the Medford Police Department-Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and Jackson County Fire District No. 3.

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OSP responds to crash on Highway 6 near Banks involving school bus- Washington County (Photo) - 11/19/21

On November 19, 2021, at approximately 9:29 A.M., Oregon State Police responded to the report of a collision between a trailer being pulled by a Ford F550 and a school bus on Highway 6 near milepost 35, west of Banks.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a red 1999 Ford F550 truck pulling an unloaded flatbed trailer, operated by Frank Rich (64) of OTIS, was traveling westbound on Hwy 6 near milepost 35 when the trailer began to fishtail uncontrollably and detached from the coupling. After separating from the truck, the trailer collided with the driver-side rear axle of the school bus. The school bus was from the Nestucca School District and was eastbound on Hwy 6 on a school field trip to Portland. The school bus was operated by Steven Parks (51) of  Cloverdale. The school bus began to rotate and went into the eastbound ditch and came to rest against the embankment wall blocking both lanes of Highway 6.  

There was a total of 6 adults, including the driver and 31 students on the bus.  Seven people were transported by medics to various hospitals with minor injures and as a precaution.

The driver of the Ford F550 was issued a citation for the operation of an unsafe vehicle. He did not have the correct coupling system for the trailer.

The Oregon State Police was assisted by the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Forest Grove Fire, and the Oregon Department of Transportation. 

Murderer's Creek Unit Poaching
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Update- Oregon State Police is seeking public assistance with two Poaching Cases of Trophy Mule Deer Bucks -- Grant County (Photo) - 11/18/21

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The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public’s help to identify the person(s) responsible for the unlawful taking of two trophy class mule deer bucks in Grant County. 

On November 10, 2021, a Fish & Wildlife Trooper from John Day responded to the Mount Vernon area for the report of a headless buck carcass along the highway. The reporting party had seen what they believed to be this buck alive on the previous day and then saw the carcass when he returned home at 4:30 P.M. The buck deer did not show signs of being road struck and only the head had been cut off near the shoulder. The reporting party had a photo of the buck when it was alive. The buck had a distinct set of antlers.  Case # SP21316638

On November 10, 2021, Fish and Wildlife Troopers from John Day responded to the Murderer’s creek unit near Crazy Creek/ Dark Canyon for the report of a freshly killed trophy mule deer buck. The reporting party found the deer while it was still warm and flexible at approximately 11:00 A.M. Witnesses mentioned a dark-colored dodge pickup that they had seen several times in the area. Case # SP21316834

If you have any information regarding these incidents, please contact OSP Fish and Wildlife through the OSP TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP (677) or TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us Reference the appropriate case number Mt. Vernon # SP21316638 or Murderer’s Creek # SP21316834

** Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators** 

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

Preference Point Rewards:

* 5 Points-Bighorn Sheep

* 5 Points-Rocky Mountain Goat

* 5 Points-Moose

* 5 Points-Wolf

* 4 Points-Elk

* 4 Points-Deer

* 4 Points-Antelope

* 4 Points-Bear

* 4 Points-Cougar

 

CASH REWARDS:

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

 * $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope 

 * $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf 

 * $300 Habitat Destruction

* $200 Illegally Obtaining License/Tag(s)

* $200 Unlawful Lend/Borrow Big Game Tags(s) 

 * $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl 

 * $100 Furbearers 

* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish 

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Update- Oregon State Police Trooper critically injured in a police incident on Highway 30 -- Columbia County (Photo) - 11/17/21

It has been almost a week since Veterans Day, the day Oregon State Police Trooper John Jeffries was critically injured after being struck by a vehicle while protecting his community. During the past six days, Trooper Jeffries has been receiving excellent care from his medical team at Legacy Emmanuel Medical Center in Portland. As a result of the severity of John’s injuries, it will take additional time for his medical team to determine the extent of those injuries and his prognosis for recovery. 

“The caring and thoughtful expressions of support community members have shared with Trooper Jeffries’ family, to our Troopers, and our entire agency has been awe-inspiring. To receive such a large volume of positive words of encouragement and appreciation means so much to our Troopers and all law enforcement members. It takes integrity, courage, and resiliency to be a Trooper and John possesses all three of those traits and so many more. During times of strife and conflict, knowing those we serve to appreciate, respect, and acknowledge our mission and our sacrifices are what provides each of us with the motivation to keep serving during times of anguish and pain.” shared Oregon State Police Superintendent Terri Davie. 

The Jeffries family has expressed their gratefulness to all that have assisted and supported them and John. They have appreciated the outpouring of support but continue to request privacy, including privacy for their friends and neighbors. If you wish to send your good wishes to John, please do so via email at ospsocial@osp.oregon.gov or via mail to Oregon State Police, Attention Trooper John Jeffries, 3565 Trelstad Ave SE, Salem, Or. 97317.

The Jeffries family asks for supporters to continue keeping John, the involved officers, John’s medical team, and John’s law enforcement peers in their thoughts and prayers. 

 Specific information related to the suspect or about the criminal investigation surrounding the incident will be provided at a later date by the Columbia County Sherriff’s Office in conjunction with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the Columbia County DA’s office. 

 

 Below is a statement by FBI Special Agent in Charge Kieran L. Ramsey regarding OSP Trooper Jeffries's time as an FBI Special Agent.

 

Twenty-five years ago, Trooper Jeffries took an oath of office as FBI Special Agent Jeffries. As a young man, he joined the FBI with a mission to serve his country. As a case agent, pilot, firearms instructor, and SWAT team member, John served with honor. He was an agent’s agent—first in the door and always doing the right thing in the right way. He was a respected leader, and his retirement in 2016 was a loss for the FBI.

John’s call to service didn’t end there, though. This year, John was driven by a sense of duty and purpose to join OSP as a new trooper, completing Oregon’s law enforcement academy alongside men and women who were as much as 30 years his junior.

There are only two things John loves more than his law enforcement service—his family and his faith. Today and every day, OSP and the FBI will care for John and his family as he has cared for us. We are extremely grateful to the OSP, their leadership, and the OSP family, as they circle around Trooper Jeffries. The FBI joins OSP in asking the public for their love and support for John and his family as he recovers from these serious injuries. Please also give this family the privacy and space it needs to nurture his recovery.

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The Oregon State Police is requesting your continued prayers and support as we care for one of our own, Trooper John Jeffries and his family.   Trooper John Jeffries has dedicated his life to public service, but even more to his community. For the last 28 years, John has volunteered in various capacities at his church, the American Red Cross, and as a board member of a non-profit out of Tualatin, Oregon.

The extent and severity of Trooper Jeffries’ injuries are being determined.   His medical team will continue to monitor, evaluate and treat his visible injuries and the internal trauma caused as a result of the incident

“All Troopers recognize the risk we face each time we don our uniforms and report for duty, but accepting that risk does not make the fight Trooper Jeffries is currently battling any easier.  As minutes, hours and days go by, our prayers and support are with Trooper Jeffries and his family.”  expressed Superintendent Terri Davie. 

The Oregon State Police would like to thank the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the FBI of Portland, the Portland Police Bureau as well as all of the first responders who were on scene, and the many medical professionals at the Hospital.

PHOTO: The attached photo is of Trooper Jeffries alongside a few of his fellow Troopers who attended the OSP Pre-Academy together back in March of this year. These individuals who attend this training together share a bond that lasts a lifetime.

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The Oregon State Police Trooper, who was injured in the police incident on highway 30, has been identified as Trooper John Jeffries.   Trooper John Jeffries started with the Oregon State Police in March of 2021, after retiring from the FBI after 20 years of service.  Trooper Jeffries is currently duty stationed at the St. Helens worksite.

Trooper Jeffries and his wife have spent the last 25 years in Portland, Oregon, where they raised their two sons.  Trooper Jeffries has spent his life in service to the public.  The Oregon State Police asks that you respect the family’s privacy at this time.  We also ask for your prayers for Trooper Jeffries, his family, his friends as well as the entire OSP family.

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Today, November 11, 2021, at around 3:31 P.M., OSP Troopers were involved in a police incident involving a fleeing suspect on Highway 30 milepost 31 west of St. Helens, when the suspect vehicle rammed an OSP Patrol car and struck an OSP Trooper. 

The Trooper was taken by ground ambulance to Emanuel Hospital in critical condition.  The investigation is being handled by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.  The Oregon State Police will not be releasing any information about the incident. 

The identity of the OSP Trooper is not being released at this time. 

Poached Elk- Tillamook County
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Updated-OSP is seeking public assistance to identify the person(s) responsible for shooting a cow elk Testament Creek Road -Tillamook County (Photo) - 11/16/21

Updated to correct case Number #SP21321584

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On November 15, 2021, an OSP Fish & Wildlife Trooper received a report of a cow elk that was found dead in a wooded area near Testament Creek Road off Bald Mountain Road in Tillamook County.  It was reported that hunters in the area heard approximately 14 shots in the early morning hours of opening the first season elk.  The hunters then located the dead cow and reported it to OSP.

Three vehicles seen leaving the area could possibly be related. The model year of the vehicles seen is an approximation, but they are believed to be a silver, lifted, 2005 Dodge Ram, a blue, 2010 Dodge Ram, and an older model maroon Ford F150. 

The Oregon State Police is seeking public assistance with information about this poaching case. Any person with information related to this incident is encouraged to call the OSP TIP (Turn-In-Poachers) Reward line at 1-800-452-7888 or by cell at *OSP (*677) or send an email tip to TIP@osp.oregon.gov. Please reference case # SP21321584

***Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators***

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

PREFERENCE POINT REWARDS:

* 5 Points-Mountain Sheep

* 5 Points-Mountain Goat

* 5 Points-Moose

* 5 Points-Wolf

* 4 Points-Elk

* 4 Points-Deer

* 4 Points-Antelope

* 4 Points-Bear

* 4 Points-Cougar

 

 CASH REWARDS:

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

* $500 Elk, Deer, and Antelope

* $300 Bear, Cougar, and Wolf

* $300 Habitat Destruction

* $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl

* $100 Furbearers

* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish

Attached Media Files: Poached Elk- Tillamook County
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OSP is seeking public assistance to identify person(s) responsible for unlawful take & waste of a blacktail deer Nestucca River Area -Tillamook County (Photo) - 11/16/21

On November 15, 2021, an OSP Fish & Wildlife was notified by an elk hunter of a poached deer off Ginger Creek Road. The deer was located at the end of a spur on BLM land near a common OHV staging area. The deer had been shot multiple times in the neck and torso. Only one backstrap was taken and the rest of the deer was dumped off the end of a spur road and left to waste. By the rate of decay, it is estimated to have occurred sometime between November 8-13, 2021. 

The Oregon State Police is seeking public assistance with information about this poaching case. Any person with information related to this incident is encouraged to call the OSP TIP (Turn-In-Poachers) line at 1-800-452-7888 or by cell at *OSP (*677) or send an email tip to TIP@osp.oregon.gov. Please reference case # SP21321451

***Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators***

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

 

PREFERENCE POINT REWARDS:

* 5 Points-Mountain Sheep

* 5 Points-Mountain Goat

* 5 Points-Moose

* 5 Points-Wolf

* 4 Points-Elk

* 4 Points-Deer

* 4 Points-Antelope

* 4 Points-Bear

* 4 Points-Cougar

 

CASH REWARDS:

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

* $500 Elk, Deer, and Antelope

* $300 Bear, Cougar, and Wolf

* $300 Habitat Destruction

* $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl

* $100 Furbearers

* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish

 

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OSP investigates crash Highway 20- Deschutes County (Photo) - 11/15/21

On November 15, 2021, at around 1:59 P.M., OSP responded to a crash on Highway 20 and Cooley Rd in Bend, Oregon.  A School Bus, driven by John Norwood (59) of Bend, was stopped in the left turn lane at the intersection of Highway 20 at Cooley Rd when a Jeep Wrangler, driven by Jeffrey Ruthardt (48) of Bend, drove into the front of the bus.  No children were present on the bus.  Both drivers were transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

This is an ongoing investigation. The Oregon State Police was assisted by the Bend Police Department, Bend Fire, and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

 

Fatal crash Interstate 84 east milepost 259- Union County - 11/15/21

On November 15, 2021, at around 4:48 A.M., OSP responded to a crash on Interstate 84 milepost 259 near La Grande.  A commercial motor vehicle was traveling eastbound when it failed to negotiate a curve.  The CMV rolled onto its left side causing the operator, Eric Thomas (51) of St. Louis, MO., to be ejected from the vehicle.

OSP was assisted on the scene by Union County Fire and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

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Update- OSP seeking public assistance in locating a person- Wasco County (Photo) - 11/15/21

The Oregon State Police in conjunction with the Wasco County District Attorney, the Wasco County Sheriff’s Office, and the Dalles Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance with information to lead to the location of Logan Cantwell (23).  Logan may be going by an alias of Logan Taylor or Kendall Myers and is described as, 5’04’, short strawberry blonde hair, blue eyes, and approximately 140 lbs.

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Logan Cantwell Charged with Attempted Murder, Remains at Large

 

Statement from Wasco Co DA Matthew Ellis

November 15, 2021

 

(THE DALLES, Ore.) Today, Wasco County District Attorney Matthew Ellis announced that Logan

Cantwell is being charged with Attempted Murder in the First Degree, Attempted Assault in the

First Degree, Attempted Assault in the Second Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Criminal

Mischief in the First Degree, and Attempt to Elude. On Saturday, November 13, 2021, Logan

Cantwell fired shots at a Wasco County Sheriff’s Deputy near Shaniko, OR in an attempt to

elude arrest along Highway 97. No one was injured in the fire exchange, but Cantwell escaped

and is still at large. The investigation is still ongoing and involves several law enforcement agencies

throughout the Columbia River Gorge region.

 

Cantwell is a white, 23‐year‐old male, 5’04”, short strawberry blonde hair, blue eyes, and

approximately 140 lbs.

 

Cantwell is considered armed and dangerous. If he is seen, the public should not approach

him, but contact law enforcement immediately. Cantwell is believed to be in the Columbia

River Gorge and may be on either the Oregon or Washington side. He may be going by an

alias, Logan Taylor or Kendall Myers.

Press inquiries should be directed to the Wasco County District Attorney’s Office at 541‐506‐

2680. Tips should be directed to 911 or the Oregon State Police Dispatch at 800‐442‐0776 or

OSP (677) from your mobile phone.

 

No additional information is available for release at this time.

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The Oregon State Police is working with The Dalles Police Department, Wasco County Sheriff’s Office on an incident that occurred this morning November 13, 2021, around 8:47 A.M. in Wasco County involving shots fired.   The Oregon State Police SWAT team searched a residence near Shaniko earlier today in an attempt to locate Cantwell.  Highway 97 was shut down for several hours to collect evidence and document the scene.

Law Enforcement is currently asking for the public’s assistance for information on the whereabouts of Logan Cantwell (23).  Logan Cantwell may be using the alias Logan Taylor or Kendall Myers.  If seen, do not approach him. 

Any information regarding Logan Cantwell’s current location should be immediately reported by call by calling 911 or the Oregon State Police Dispatch at 800-442-0776 or *OSP (*677) from your mobile phone.   Reference case #SP21319426

Fatal crash Highway 99E- Clackamas County - 11/14/21

On November 13, 2021, at about 7:46 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a multiple-vehicle fatal crash on Highway 99E in Oregon City.

Preliminary investigation revealed a Kawasaki motorcycle, operated by Daniel Lucero (33) of Gervais, was headed southbound on SR-99E near Dunes Rd when, according to witnesses, he ran a red light and collided nearly head-on with a Chevrolet Van, operated by Joel Gibson (39) of Medford.  As a result of the collision, Lucero suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

The highway was closed for over three hours while the Oregon State Police investigated the incident. OSP was assisted by the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon City Police Department, Gladstone Police Department, AMR, Clackamas Fire, Clackamas County ME's Office, and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

Fatal vehicle vs. pedestrian- Linn County - 11/14/21

On November 13, 2021, at about 7:09 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a report of a pedestrian vs. Semi crash that occurred on Interstate-5 near milepost 234 southbound outside Albany. 

The preliminary investigation revealed Daniel Montoya (39) of Albany was observed laying down on the northbound side of Interstate-5 and then began running across the northbound and southbound lanes of Interstate-5. As he crossed the southbound lanes of travel, he ran in front of a non-involved passenger car that swerved to not hit him. Behind, the passenger vehicle was a 2021 Mack semi-Truck driven by Alan Steven (26) of British Columbia, Canada, who was southbound in the slow lane of Interstate-5 and could not avoid colliding head-on with Montoya. 

Montoya was pronounced deceased at the scene. OSP was assisted at the scene by the Albany Fire Department and the Oregon Department of Transportation. The southbound lanes of Interstate 5 were closed during this investigation.

Fatal vehicle vs pedestrian crash on I-5- Marion County - 11/13/21

On November 12, 2021, at approximately 9:18 P.M., Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian on Interstate-5 southbound near milepost 254 in Salem.

Preliminary investigation revealed a female pedestrian, who was identified as Christina June Klug (26) of Lebanon, exited her boyfriend's vehicle that was parked in the median on Interstate-5 southbound near milepost 254, walked out into the lane of travel, and was struck by a southbound vehicle operated by Maria Guzman-Coria (24) of Salem. 

Klug was pronounced deceased at the scene. Guzma-Coria remained at the scene and is cooperating with law enforcement. 

OSP was assisted by Salem Fire and Medics and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

This is an ongoing investigation.

Serious injury crash involving I-205- Clackamas County - 11/11/21

On November 10, 2021, at 9:37 A.M., Oregon State Police responded to a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate-205 SB at milepost 12. The investigation revealed that a black Volkswagen GTI operated by Tyler Nicholas Pacheco (28), was southbound when it struck multiple vehicles and an Oregon Department of Transportation worker, who was working outside of his vehicle. 

The victim, Grant RIEDEL (38), was transported to Oregon Health Science University with serious injuries. PACHECO stayed on the scene and cooperated with the investigation. OSP was assisted on scene by Day-N-Nite towing, Clackamas Fire, and the Oregon Department of Transportation. 

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

The Oregon State Police is asking anyone who witnessed this incident to please call OSP Dispatch 800-442-2068 or *OSP from your mobile phone.  Reference case number SP21316723.

Illegal grow- Jackson County
Illegal grow- Jackson County
OSP SW Region Drug Enforcement Team served a search warrant on illegal marijuana grow- Jackson County (Photo) - 11/11/21

On October 28, 2021, the Oregon State Police Southwest Region Drug Enforcement Section team served a search warrant in the 12000 block of Modoc Rd. Central Point, Oregon, for illegal marijuana manufacturing.  Law enforcement encountered 62 large, outdoor grow-houses which contained both illegal marijuana plants (1,193) and previously harvested, drying marijuana. In total, 18,360 gross pounds of illicit marijuana, including the marijuana plants and processed marijuana located on the property, were seized and destroyed.

Also seized in the operation were over $80,000.00 US Currency and four firearms.  Multiple occupants on the property were detained, identified, and interviewed during the investigation.

The OSP SWR DES team was assisted by law enforcement officers from the Josephine Marijuana Enforcement Team (JMET) and the Rogue Area Drug Enforcement (RADE) team in Josephine County.  Additional resources were provided in support of the investigation by the Illegal Marijuana Enforcement Team (IMET) of the Medford Police Department-Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.

Attached Media Files: Illegal grow- Jackson County
Fatal vehicle vs. pedestrian crash on I-5- Marion County - 11/11/21

On November 10, 2021, at approximately 7:38 P.M., Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a bicyclist on Interstate-5 northbound at exit 260 near Salem. 

A preliminary investigation revealed that a bicyclist identified as Anthony Lee Garza (61) was riding his bicycle across the northbound lanes of Interstate-5 when he was struck by a pickup truck operated by Benjamin J Miller (35) of Gervais.  Miller remained at the scene and is cooperating with law enforcement. 

Garza was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

OSP was assisted by Salem Fire and Medics, the Keizer Police Department, and the Oregon Department of Transportation. The investigation is ongoing.

Fatal multi-vehicle crash Highway 97- Deschutes County - 11/11/21

On November 10, 2021, at 4:51 P.M., OSP responded to a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 97 milepost 114 near Terrebonne.  A silver Hyundai Elantra, driven by Karl Thompson (58) of Metolius, was southbound on Highway 97 when it attempted to pass a southbound black Dodge Ram on the shoulder. 

The Dodge Ram was driven by Kyle Jensen (32) of Redmond.   When the Elantra reentered the southbound lane, it struck the front of the Dodge Ram, sending the Elantra into the northbound lane.  The Elantra then struck a Nissan Pathfinder, driven by Jessica Shaw (33) of Metolius.  The Pathfinder was pushed into the southbound lane when it was struck by a Dodge Tow Truck, driven by Austin Ontjes (26) of Terrebonne. 

The driver of the Pathfinder, Jessica Shaw, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The passenger in the Elantra, Emmanuel Pina-Lopez (29) of Madras, was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.  The Driver of the Tow Truck, Austin Ontjes reported minor injuries.  Karl Thompson, Kyle Jensen, his passengers along with the passenger of the Tow Truck did not report any injuries. 

The highway was closed for 6 hours.  OSP was assisted at the scene by Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, Redmond Fire, Redmond Police Department, and the Oregon Department of Transportation.  The investigation is ongoing.

Updated-Fatal Crash Highway 42S-Coos County - 11/10/21

Date correction.

On November 9, 2021, at approximately 4:30 P.M., OSP Troopers responded to a single-vehicle crash involving a submerged vehicle on U.S. Highway 42S near milepost 10 near Coquille. 

Preliminary investigation indicates a Nissan Armada driven by, Tina Schuhrke (53) of Langlois, was traveling east on highway 42S when she failed to negotiate a curve, crossed the westbound lane of travel crashed through a phone pole and guardrail before continuing down the embankment into the Coquille River.  The vehicle was completely submerged in the river.

OSP Was assisted by Coos County Sheriff’s Office Marine Deputies, Bandon Police Department, Coquille Fire and Rescue, Coquille Ambulance, Brandon Fire and Rescue, Bandon Dive Team, Coos County chaplains, and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

Marion County Illegal Grow
Marion County Illegal Grow
OSP Marijuana Team & Marion County Sheriff's Office serve a search warrant on an illegal marijuana grow- Marion County (Photo) - 11/09/21

The Oregon State Police’s NW Region Marijuana Team in cooperation with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at an illicit indoor marijuana grow near Jefferson, Oregon.

The team seized 2,158 live plants, 196 pounds of packaged/bulk marijuana, and $25,560 US currency.

The grow operators, Lily An Lee (54) and Yong Sheng Huang (54), both of Talbot, were lodged at Marion County Jail and are charged with  ORS 475B.349 – Unlawful Manufacture of Marijuana Item, ORS 475B.337 – Unlawful Possession of Marijuana Item, and Oregon HB 3000 (2021), Sect. 41 – Unlawful Production of Marijuana

This case originated from citizen complaints.  These types of illegal marijuana grows impact communities all across Oregon and contribute to criminal enterprises. Many other dangerous and illegal activities go hand in hand with these types of illegal grows, such as numerous water diversion issues and dangerous living conditions.

 

Attached Media Files: Marion County Illegal Grow
Elk Poaching Location- Yamhill 2
Elk Poaching Location- Yamhill 2
OSP Fish & Wildlife seeking public assistance identifying the person(s) responsible for shooting a spike elk -- Yamhill County  (Photo) - 11/09/21

On October 29, 2021, an OSP F&W Trooper out of McMinnville received a report of a spike elk that appeared to have lost the use of its back legs. The elk was located on private property at the end of Dodson Road northwest of the city of Yamhill. The elk was put down and upon being processed it was determined the elk had been shot through the spine by a rifle. On October 29 in the Trask Unit, there were no open bull elk tags, but there are available cow hunts. The elk was dispatched, processed, and donated to needy families through the Grand Ronde Tribe.

The Oregon State Police is requesting public assistance with information about this case. Any person with information related to this incident is encouraged to call the OSP TIP (Turn-In-Poachers) Reward line at 1-800-452-7888 or by cell at *OSP (*677) or send an email tip to TIP@osp.oregon.gov. Please reference case #SP21306128

***Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators***

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

TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us

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

PREFERENCE POINT REWARDS:

* 5 Points-Mountain Sheep

* 5 Points-Mountain Goat

* 5 Points-Moose

* 5 Points-Wolf

* 4 Points-Elk

* 4 Points-Deer

* 4 Points-Antelope

* 4 Points-Bear

* 4 Points-Cougar

 

CASH REWARDS:

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

* $500 Elk, Deer, and Antelope

* $300 Bear, Cougar, and Wolf

* $300 Habitat Destruction

* $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl

* $100 Furbearers

* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish

 

Fatal Crash Highway 101- Tillamook County - 11/08/21

On November 7, 2021, at approximately 4:00 A.M. Oregon State Police responded to the report of a single-vehicle crash that occurred on US Highway 101 near milepost 60 near Tillamook, Oregon. 

A preliminary investigation revealed a silver Subaru Impreza, operated by Anthony Ronald Cuarteros (26) of Portland, OR, was northbound in wet weather conditions when, for an unknown reason, the vehicle drove off the northbound shoulder into a deep drainage ditch.  The vehicle continued in the drainage ditch for more than 200 feet, crossing over two raised driveway entries, until it came to an uncontrolled rest in the ditch directly in front of the Tillamook Country Smoker Factory Outlet Store. 

Anthony Cuarteros sustained serious injuries and was transported to an area hospital.  The passenger, Janette Gaudalupe Medina (23), of Portland was pronounced dead at the scene.  Passengers Alexander Bradley Cuarteros (22) of Portland and Damon Kyle Cornwell (25) of Beaverton were treated at the hospital for minor injuries.  

US Highway 101 was closed for approximately five hours.  OSP was assisted by Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office, Tillamook Police Department, Tillamook Fire and Rescue, Bay City Fire Department, and ODOT Incident Response.

Poached Elk- Lincoln County 2
Poached Elk- Lincoln County 2
OSP Fish & Wildlife seeking public assistance in a poaching case- Lincoln County (Photo) - 11/04/21

On October 21, 2021, OSP received a call from a hunter who wanted to report an elk carcass he had located while deer hunting on Hancock Forest Management property due East of Yaquina Head.  Oregon State Police Troopers located the carcass in a cleat-cut off a spur road.  The cow elk had much of the meat removed.  It is believed based on evidence at the scene, that the elk was killed the same day it was called in.  The investigation has not identified any persons of interest in this case at this time.

The Oregon State Police is requesting public assistance with information about this case. Any person with information related to this incident is encouraged to call the OSP TIP (Turn-In-Poachers) Reward line at 1-800-452-7888 or by cell at *OSP (*677) or send an email tip to TIP@osp.oregon.gov.  Please reference case #SP21299105.  

***Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators***

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

TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us

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

PREFERENCE POINT REWARDS:

* 5 Points-Mountain Sheep

* 5 Points-Mountain Goat

* 5 Points-Moose

* 5 Points-Wolf

* 4 Points-Elk

* 4 Points-Deer

* 4 Points-Antelope

* 4 Points-Bear

* 4 Points-Cougar

 

CASH REWARDS:

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

* $500 Elk, Deer, and Antelope

* $300 Bear, Cougar, and Wolf

* $300 Habitat Destruction

* $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl

* $100 Furbearers

* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish

Fatal Crash Highway 20- Malheur County - 11/04/21

On November 3, 2021, around 6:23 P.M., OSP was dispatched to a blocking single-vehicle rollover on Highway 20 near milepost 244.  A Ford F-150, that was towing a stock trailer loaded with a cow, lost control, causing the vehicle and trailer to roll multiple times.  The driver, Calvin Hiatt (43) of Vale, Oregon, was Lifeflighted to a trauma center in Boise, where he succumbed to his injuries.   The two juvenile passengers were transported to an area hospital.

The cow in the trailer survived the crash. Bixby & Sons towed both vehicles from the scene. OSP was assisted by Malheur County Sherriff’s Office, Vale Ambulance, and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

Fatal crash Interstate 5- Douglas County - 11/04/21

On November 3, 2021, at around 10:50 P.M., a Tow Operator with Walt’s Tow Company was recovering a vehicle on Interstate 5 near MP 126 southbound. A commercial motor vehicle traveling south failed to move over for an emergency vehicle (tow truck) and struck the tow truck and the operator. The tow operator, Henry Alan Lichtwald (63) of Roseburg, died on the scene as a result of the crash. The commercial motor vehicle operated by Jagraj Singh Sidhu (54) of Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, immediately pulled over and cooperated with the investigation.

Interstate 5 was closed for a little more than an hour, then was restricted to one lane for 3-4 hours to clear the vehicles. Bill’s Towing towed the damaged tow truck. A&S Towing towed the commercial motor vehicle. OSP was assisted by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Roseburg Police Department, Roseburg Fire and Fire District 2

Poached_Doe-_Lincoln_County.jpg
Poached_Doe-_Lincoln_County.jpg
OSP Fish & Wildlife seeking Public Assistance with poaching case- Lincoln County (Photo) - 11/04/21

On October 28, 2021, Oregon State Police received information about a deceased deer that was observed by a citizen approximately 150 yards North of Euchre Creek Road, Newport, Oregon.  The reporting party stated they had first observed the deer during the day on October 26.  An OSP Fish & Wildlife Sergeant responded to the area and located a deceased Blacktail doe that had been shot and left to waste. 

The Oregon State Police is requesting public assistance with information about this poaching and wasting case. Any person with information related to this incident is encouraged to call the OSP TIP (Turn-In-Poachers) Reward line at 1-800-452-7888 or by cell at *OSP (*677) or send an email tip to TIP@osp.oregon.gov. Please reference case #SP21304967.  

***Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators***

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

TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us

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

PREFERENCE POINT REWARDS:

* 5 Points-Mountain Sheep

* 5 Points-Mountain Goat

* 5 Points-Moose

* 5 Points-Wolf

* 4 Points-Elk

* 4 Points-Deer

* 4 Points-Antelope

* 4 Points-Bear

* 4 Points-Cougar

CASH REWARDS:

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

* $500 Elk, Deer, and Antelope

* $300 Bear, Cougar, and Wolf

* $300 Habitat Destruction

* $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl

* $100 Furbearers

* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish

 

Attached Media Files: Poached_Doe-_Lincoln_County.jpg
Fatal crash Highway 126- Lane County - 11/03/21

On Tuesday, November 2, 2021, at about 4:30 P.M, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a multiple-vehicle crash involving a pickup truck and a sedan on Hwy 126 W at milepost 39 near Noti, Oregon.


Preliminary investigation revealed that a white 2018 Toyota Tundra, operated by Gabriel Hostetler (42) of Beaverton, OR was traveling westbound on Hwy 126 W near milepost 39 when it made an unsafe pass and collided head-on with a silver 2000 Toyota Echo in the eastbound lane. The Toyota Echo was operated by Mark Knight (62) of Eugene, OR.  Both vehicles came to rest in the eastbound lane. Knight was pronounced deceased on scene and Hostetler was uninjured.  


Eastbound lanes of Hwy 126 W were closed for 4 hours due to the investigation. OSP was assisted by Lane Fire/Rescue, the Oregon Department of Transportation, and the Lane County Sheriff's Office.  

Drug Seizure - Lane County
Drug Seizure - Lane County
OSP Troopers assisted by Drug Detection K9 seize Cocaine, Heroin, and pills believed to contain Fentanyl- Lane County (Photo) - 11/02/21

OSP Troopers assisted by Drug Detection K9 seize Cocaine, Heroin, and pills believed to contain Fentanyl- Lane County

On October 31, 2021, at about 10:30 A.M., an Oregon State Police Trooper stopped a black Chevy Camaro on Interstate 5 northbound near milepost 174 for a traffic violation. During the contact, the Trooper observed signs of criminal activity, and a probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted. During the search, approximately 7 pounds of Cocaine, 9.8 pounds of Heroin, and 1315 grams of pills, believed to contain Fentanyl, were located inside the vehicle. An Oregon State Police drug detection K-9 assisted during the investigation.

The driver, identified as Timoteo Salomon Evora-Vigil, (21), from Gilroy, CA was arrested for Unlawful Delivery and Possession of Cocaine, Heroin, and a Schedule II Controlled Substance.

 

Suspected Vehicle- Poaching Douglas County
Suspected Vehicle- Poaching Douglas County
OSP seeking public assistance in poaching case- Douglas County (Photo) - 11/01/21

On October 30, 2021, OSP Fish & Wildlife Troopers are investigating unlawfully killed deer off Interstate 5. Preliminary investigation has revealed that the animal was killed adjacent to the freeway near the crest of Roberts Mountain on the east side of the roadway at about 5:00 P.M. The animal was retrieved by a male subject associated with the vehicle in the photograph. The vehicle of interest is a newer model burgundy or maroon GMC Sierra or similar model 4-door truck with black rims and a black step bar. The truck left the area northbound on Interstate 5 at about 5:15 P.M. 

The Oregon State Police is requesting public assistance with information about this poaching case. Any person with information related to this incident is encouraged to call the OSP TIP (Turn-In-Poachers) Reward line at 1-800-452-7888 or by cell at *OSP (*677) or send an email tip to TIP@osp.oregon.gov.  Reference case #SP21307330

** Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators**

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

TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP (677) TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us

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

Preference Point Rewards:

* 5 Points-Bighorn Sheep

* 5 Points-Rocky Mountain Goat

* 5 Points-Moose

* 5 Points-Wolf

* 4 Points-Elk

* 4 Points-Deer

* 4 Points-Antelope

* 4 Points-Bear

* 4 Points-Cougar 

 

Cash Rewards:

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

* $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope 

* $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf 

* $300 Habitat Destruction

* $200 Illegally Obtaining License/Tag(s)

* $200 Unlawful Lend/Borrow Big Game Tags(s) 

* $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl 

* $100 Furbearers 

* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish

Fatal crash Hwy 219- Marion County - 11/01/21

On October 30, 2021, at approximately 4:41 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a three-vehicle crash on Highway 219 at Champoeg Road NE. 

Preliminary investigation revealed an Acura MDX, operated by Judee Fehsenfeld (62) of Wilsonville, was southbound on Hwy 219 and stopped just south of the intersection with Champoeg Road NE. After a brief stop, Fehsenfeld attempted to re-enter Hwy 219 when she collided with a southbound BMW K16 motorcycle, operated by H. Steven Sorensen (78) of Scio and passenger Joanne De May (77) of Salem. The collision between Fehsenfeld and Sorensen sent the motorcycle out of control into the northbound lane of Hwy 219 where it was struck by a northbound Kia Sorrento operated by Traci Holmes (58) of McMinnville.  

Both Sorensen and De May sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased. Holmes and her two passengers, Marla Robertson (67) and Beverly Lane (84) both of McMinnville, were all transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. Fehsenfeld was not injured. 

Highway 219 was closed for approximately 4.5 hours.  

OSP was assisted by St. Paul Fire and Medics, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, and ODOT.  

Bull Elk Fernhill Road Columbia County
Bull Elk Fernhill Road Columbia County
The Oregon State Police is seeking public assistance regarding the unlawful take and waste of a bull elk near Fernhill Road-Columbia County (Photo) - 11/01/21

On October 28, 2021, OSP responded to a report of a bull elk shot near Fernhill Road and Cook Road in Columbia County. The bull was shot on private property and left to waste in a field approximately fifty yards from Fernhill Road. Multiple neighbors reported hearing a gunshot around 2:30 A.M. on the same day.

The Oregon State Police is requesting public assistance with information about this waste.  Any person with information related to this incident is encouraged to call the OSP TIP (Turn-In-Poachers) Reward line at 1-800-452-7888 or by cell at *OSP (*677) or send an email tip to TIP@osp.oregon.gov. Reference case # SP21305132

** Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators**

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

TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP (677) TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us

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

Preference Point Rewards:

* 5 Points-Bighorn Sheep

* 5 Points-Rocky Mountain Goat

* 5 Points-Moose

* 5 Points-Wolf

* 4 Points-Elk

* 4 Points-Deer

* 4 Points-Antelope

* 4 Points-Bear

* 4 Points-Cougar 

 

Cash Rewards:

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

* $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope 

* $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf 

* $300 Habitat Destruction

* $200 Illegally Obtaining License/Tag(s)

* $200 Unlawful Lend/Borrow Big Game Tags(s) 

* $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl 

* $100 Furbearers 

* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish

 

Bull Elk- Mist Columbia County
Bull Elk- Mist Columbia County
The Oregon State Police is seeking public assistance regarding the unlawful take and waste of a bull elk near Mist- Columbia County (Photo) - 11/01/21

On October 23, 2021, OSP responded to the report of a bull elk shot near Mist. The bull was located near Lane Creek Mainline off of the Columbia River Mainline near milepost 21. This is on a Weyerhaeuser drive-in permit area in Columbia County.

Four quarters of meat were taken but the rest was left to waste. The unlawful take happened between October 22, 2021, and the morning of October 23, 2021.   

The Oregon State Police is requesting public assistance with information about this waste.  Any person with information related to this incident is encouraged to call the OSP TIP (Turn-In-Poachers) Reward line at 1-800-452-7888 or by cell at *OSP (*677) or send an email tip to TIP@osp.oregon.gov.  Reference case # SP21300901

** Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators**

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

TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP (677) TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us

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

Preference Point Rewards:

* 5 Points-Bighorn Sheep

* 5 Points-Rocky Mountain Goat

* 5 Points-Moose

* 5 Points-Wolf

* 4 Points-Elk

* 4 Points-Deer

* 4 Points-Antelope

* 4 Points-Bear

* 4 Points-Cougar 

Cash Rewards:

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

* $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope 

* $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf 

* $300 Habitat Destruction

* $200 Illegally Obtaining License/Tag(s)

* $200 Unlawful Lend/Borrow Big Game Tags(s) 

* $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl 

* $100 Furbearers 

* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish

Attached Media Files: Bull Elk- Mist Columbia County
Fatal Crash on Hwy 51-Polk County - 11/01/21

On Sunday, October 31, 2021 at approximately 2:16 AM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Highway 51 near milepost 2. 

Preliminary investigation revealed a Ford Focus, operated by Curtis Smith Jr. (30) of Monmouth, left the roadway at a high rate of speed and rolled. Prior to the crash the vehicle had been the subject of several reported driving complaints. 

Smith Jr. sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. 

Hwy 51 was closed for 3.5 hours. 

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

Fatal Crash on Hwy 6-Tillamook County - 11/01/21

On Sunday, October 31, 2021 at approximately 4:16 AM, Oregon State Police Troopers responded to the report of a two-vehicle head-on collision which occurred on Highway 6 near milepost 8.

Preliminary investigation revealed a silver 2018 Ford F150 pickup, operated by Bradley Burton Harris (29) of Tillamook, was westbound when, for an unknown reason, the vehicle crossed over into the eastbound lane and struck an oncoming Mazda MZ3.The black Mazda was operated by Humberto Maciel (47) of Tillamook. Both vehicles sustained heavy damage and came to an uncontrolled rest blocking the entire highway. 

Maciel was sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. His passenger, Breanna Maciel (19) was transported to Legacy Emmanuel Hospital by Life Flight helicopter with life threatening injuries.

Harris fled the scene immediately after the crash but was located by police near the crash scene approximately four hours later. Harris was transported initially to Tillamook Regional Medical Center for injuries then later transferred to Legacy Emmanuel hospital as a trauma patient. Harris is the subject of an ongoing criminal investigation.

Hwy 6 was closed for 6 hours. 

OSP was assisted Tillamook Police Department, Tillamook County Sheriff’s Department, Tillamook Fire and Rescue and ODOT.