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Young Columbia Gorge resident loses her life in early morning crash on I-84. (Wasco County) (Photo) - 10/22/17

On October 22, 2017 just before 6:00 AM, Oregon State Police Troopers from The Dalles Area Command were dispatched to a single vehicle crash occurring westbound on I-84 near milepost 76, just west of the Rowena Exit.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a white 2011 Kia Rio sedan was traveling westbound at this location and for unknown reasons, left the roadway into the ditch, and collided into a tree. The driver and sole occupant of the Kia, identified as 18 year old The Dalles resident Aileen Pineda-Garcia, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Investigators concluded that both speed and weather were likely a contributing factor in the crash. Pineda-Garcia was confirmed to have been wearing her safety belt at the time of the crash.

Oregon State Police was assisted at the scene by Mid-Columbia Fire Department and ODOT. The crash did not inhibit traffic flow and there were no road closures as a result.

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John Day resident arrested for attempted murder. (Grant County) (Photo) - 10/20/17

On the afternoon of October 20th, 2017, 32 year old John Day resident Kevin J. RAPP was arrested for the shooting of Kyler Weisenback and lodged at the Grant County Jail for the charges of Attempted Murder, Assault in the 1st Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and two outstanding warrants.

During the early morning hours of October 16, 2017, 27 year old Eugene resident Kyler Weisenback was awoken while camping and shot twice with a small caliber firearm. Weisenback was camping at the Dixie Creek Campground near the Dixie Summit, located east of Prairie City, Oregon. Weisenback was first flown to a Bend area hospital and subsequently transferred to a Portland area hospital for treatment.

The investigation is active and further information will be released as it becomes available.

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***Missing Gold Beach Resident Located*** Active search in progress for Gold Beach resident lost at sea. - (Curry County) - 10/20/17

On October 20, 2017, the missing Gold Beach resident, Karen Marie Dunlap was located in Curry County. Citizens in the area called authorities after locating a body in the Rogue River. This was near the area of the sand spit she was last seen. The Curry County Sheriff's office responded and retrieved the body of a female, who was later identified as 57 year old, Karen Dunlap.

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Previous Release:
On Thursday, October 19, 2017, at approximately 6:15PM, 57 year old Gold Beach resident Karen Marie Dunlap was on the ocean shore at the South Jetty of the Rogue River when she went missing in the Pacific Ocean. It is believed she was swept out to sea by a large wave. The US Coast Guard, Oregon State Police, Gold Beach PD and Curry County Sheriff Office initiated an active search of the area. Due to hazardous search conditions, the US Coast Guard has terminated the search at approximately 10:00AM on October 20th.

Current sea and weather conditions make the ocean shores very hazardous. A surf advisory is in effect through 11:00PM Friday October 20,2017.

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*** Update - Person Of Interest Identified*** OSP Seeking Public's Assistance In Hit And Run Crash - Clackamas County (Photo) - 10/19/17

OSP has identified a 20 year old male, last known address Saint Helens (OR), as the person of interest in this case. He is currently in an area hospital being treated for injuries consistent with an automobile crash. We will not be releasing his name at this time as it could jeopardize the integrity of the case.

OSP is still seeking witnesses to the crash or any information regarding the Ford Explorer. More information will be released when it is appropriate.

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Previous Release:
On October 18, 2017 at about 5:30AM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of two vehicle crash on Highway 212 west of Damascus near SE Wyeast Avenue.

Preliminary investigation revealed a 1999 Ford Explorer was traveling eastbound when it crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a 2000 Toyota Camry. The driver of the Toyota, Ana WAKEFIELD, age 20, of Damascus, was critically injured and taken to Oregon Health Sciences University. Following the crash, the driver of the Ford fled the scene. He was described by witnesses as a white male in his twenties, slim build and dark hair.

A Washington County Sheriff's Office K9 responded and deployed to assist with the search. After a lengthy search the driver was not located. The Ford had switched plates and it is believed it had recently been on an used car lot. Attached is a photo of a dealer sticker.

Anyone who has information about this crash or who the driver may be is urged to call OSP at 503-375-3555. OSP was assisted by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Hillsboro Police, Clackamas Fire and the Oregon Department of Transportation. No further information at this time.

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Previous Release:
On October 18, 2017 at about 5:30AM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of two vehicle crash on Highway 212 west of Damascus near SE Wyeast Avenue.

Preliminary investigation revealed a 1999 Ford Explorer was traveling eastbound when it crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a 2000 Toyota Camry. The driver of the Toyota, a 20 year old female, was critically injured and taken to an area hospital. Following the crash, the driver of the Ford fled the scene. He was described by witnesses as a white male in his twenties, slim build and dark hair.

A Washington County Sheriff's Office responded and deployed a K9 to assist with the search. After a lengthy search the driver was not located. Anyone who has information about this crash or who the driver may be is urged to call OSP at 503-375-3555. Highway 212 is closed but expected to open around 9AM. ODOT has an established detour in place.

More information will be provided when it becomes available.

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Hood River District Attorney's Eagle Creek Fire Press Release (Photo) - 10/19/17

On behalf of the Hood River County River District Attorney's Office:

"When the Eagle Creek fire erupted a criminal investigation was immediately begun by the Oregon State Police. US Forest Service investigators have been assisting the State Police in this ongoing investigation. As a result of the investigation legal proceedings have been commenced in the Hood River County Circuit Court. A fifteen year old boy recently appeared and was arraigned on a Juvenile Court Petition.

Allegations in the Petition include acts of Reckless Burning, Depositing Burning Materials on Forest Lands, Unlawful Possession of Fireworks, Criminal Mischief and Recklessly Endangering Other Persons. The charging petition was filed by the Hood River County Juvenile Department at the direction of the Hood River County District Attorney John Sewell. The Hood River County District Attorney's office has been acting in cooperation with the Multnomah County District Attorney's office. Although extensive damage caused by the wildfire occurred in both Hood River and Multnomah Counties, Oregon's juvenile code dictates that legal proceedings be commenced in the county where the illegal act originally occurred, which is Hood River County.

The District Attorney's office, the Oregon State Police and the Hood River County Juvenile Department will have no further comment until the case has been resolved."

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Pursuit/Officer Involved Shooting-Josephine County (Photo) - 10/18/17

On October 18th, 2017, at approximately 10:57 AM, a Josephine County Sheriff's Office Deputy who was accompanied by a Douglas County Sheriff's Office Detective, were in the Wolf Creek area when they attempted to stop a vehicle believed to be stolen out of Douglas County.

The vehicle, a Ford F450 pick-up, failed to yield and a short pursuit ensued. At some point during the pursuit, the vehicle became disabled and the driver, identified as 43 year old Judd Amin Sansaver, of Wolf Creek, brandished a weapon, resulting in an officer involved shooting. Sansaver was subsequently apprehended after a short struggle. Neither the deputies nor the suspect were injured.

Sansaver was lodged at the Josephine County Jail on the following charges:

-Unlawful use of a Weapon
-Resisting Arrest
-Unlawful use of a Motor Vehicle
-Felon in Possession of a Firearm
-Attempt to Elude with a Motor Vehicle

Additionally, Sansaver had a felony warrant out of Jackson County for a parole violation.

Detectives from the Oregon State Police Major Crimes Section in Central Point and the Josephine County District Attorney's office are continuing the investigation into the shooting.

All further media requests should be referred to the Josephine District Attorney's office.

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***Name Released*** Bend Man Killed In Highway 97 Crash - Deschutes County - 10/14/17

The name of the deceased driver is Kim Douglas HOUSTON, age 58 (not 59 as previously stated). A dog that had been with HOUSTON also died as a result of the crash. Impaired driving and failure to use safety belts are being investigated as contributing factors. No further information at this time.

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Previous Release:
On October 13, 2017 at about 5:20PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle rollover on Highway 97 near milepost 119 (Canal Avenue Overpass). Upon emergency crews arriving they discovered nobody in or around the 1997 Dodge Pickup which had apparently rolled over. Crews quickly found an adult male who was critically injured on the Canal Avenue overpass above 97.

Preliminary information revealed the Dodge had been traveling southbound on Highway 97 and drifted out of the lane of travel and struck a guardrail and rolled. The driver, a 59 year old Bend man, was ejected and landed on the bridge that spanned over Highway 97. He was pronounced deceased on the scene by first responders.

OSP was assisted by the Redmond Police Department, Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Redmond Fire and the Oregon Department of Transportation. This is an initial release. More information will be released pending family notifications and further investigation.

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Wanted Roseburg Man Arrested Following Standoff - Douglas County (Photo) - 10/12/17

Troopers arrested a Roseburg man on several warrants after a long standoff in the Green District of Roseburg.

On October 12, 2017 at about 8:45AM, an OSP trooper observed a 2000 Suzuki Utility vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Interstate 5 south of Roseburg. The trooper checked the speed of the vehicle at 89 miles per hour in a posted 65 mile per hour zone.

The Suzuki Utility vehicle, operated by RUSSELL SCOTT, age 60, from Roseburg, stopped in a business parking lot near "M" Street and Old Highway 99 South in the Green District of Roseburg. The trooper realized that SCOTT had multiple warrants for his arrest and he knew that SCOTT was recently in a standoff with Sutherlin Police Department. The trooper attempted to have SCOTT exit the vehicle but SCOTT would not comply. Additional OSP, Douglas County Sheriff's Office and Winston Police Department units arrived on scene. OSP troopers communicated with SCOTT for nearly 4 hours in the hopes of him voluntarily exiting is vehicle and surrendering without success.

Due to previous threats towards law enforcement the OSP Special Weapons and Tactical Team (SWAT) was dispatched to the incident. Once on scene, negations failed and SWAT introduced OC (pepper spray) projectiles into the vehicle. SCOTT finally complied and was taken into custody without further incident. He was lodged at the Douglas County Jail on the following arrested on the following warrants: Failure to Appear (Burglary I, Resisting Arrest, Unlawful use of a Weapon and Criminal Mischief), Failure to Appear for Contempt of Court and Failure to Appear for a Failure to Appear.

Old Highway 99 was closed from Highway 42 to Ervin Ave for about four (4) hours during the incident. Local businesses in the immediate area were closed during this period of time for safety reasons.

OSP was also assisted at the scene by Douglas County Fire District 2 and the Oregon Department of Transportation

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Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision US 20 near Milepost 35 -- Linn County (Photo) - 10/11/17

On October 10, 2017 at 2:05 PM, OSP Troopers responded to a fatal motor vehicle crash on US 20 near milepost 34.5 in Linn County east of Sweet Home.

Preliminary investigation revealed a green 2002 Harley Davidson Motorcycle was travelling east on US 20 near milepost 34.5. The motorcycle was rounding a right hand curve when the operator, Robert DeLong (74) of Willamina, Oregon crossed the center line and struck the front of a white Toyota Tacoma pickup, operated by Kevin Schaffer (27) of Santa Ana, California who was travelling westbound. The motorcycle came to rest in the westbound lanes.

DeLong was wearing a helmet and was pronounced deceased on scene by emergency medical personnel. Schaffer was not injured as a result of the crash. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. The investigation is continuing.

OSP was assisted on scene by Sweet Home Fire Department, Sweet Home Chapel and Oregon Department of Transportation.

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Two vehicle Fatal Crash in Marion County ** Update #4- Names of Children** (Photo) - 10/10/17

**Update #4**
The four children are identified as below:
1. Medrano-Contreras, Ivan Ricardo (goes by Ricardo) age 8
2. Medrano-Contreras, Andrus, age 6
3. Medrano-Perez, Dayanara, age 4
4. Vazquez-Crisp, Angelina, age 2

Lizette Medrano-Perez was the temporary legal guardian of Angelina and investigators were told Lizette was the Aunt of Angelina.

The Oregon State Police does not anticipate putting out any further updates or releases unless directed by the Marion County District Attorney's Office.

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**Update #3***
On October 9, 2017 at 7:54 AM, Garcia was lodged at the Marion County Jail on the below alleged charges (in relation to the fatal crash)
1. Manslaughter I (5 counts)
2. Felony Driving While Under the influence of Intoxicants
3. Reckless Driving
4. Misdemeanor Driving While Suspended
5. and an outstanding unrelated Marion County Warrants

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**UPDATE #2**

On October 8, 2017 at 4:41 PM, Oregon State Police and emergency responders were dispatched to a two vehicle head-on crash on 99E and Nevada Street. The crash resulted in five fatalities from one vehicle.

The preliminary investigation indicates the two vehicles involved were a northbound Landrover, driven by Favian R. Garcia (age 27 from Gervais, Oregon) and a southbound Buick Century, driven by Lizette Medrano-Perez (age 25 from Molalla). While the two vehicles were negotiating a corner, the two vehicles collided headed-on.

Lizette Medrano-Perez was pronounced deceased at the scene. Her vehicle was occupied by her four children and they were pronounced deceased at the scene as well. Their ages were: eight (male), six (male), four (female), two (female). Garcia had minor injuries and was transported to a local area hospital.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. The Oregon State Police was assisted by Marion County Sheriff's Office, Oregon Department of Transportation, Kaiser Police Department, Marion County Fire District, and the Marion County District Attorney's Office.

Anyone with witness information, who has not spoken with police, please call the Oregon State Police at (800) 452-7888.

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** UPDATE #1**
Oregon State Police confirmed there are five deceased victims in this crash. The victims are from one vehicle and once next of kin is completed we anticipate we will release more information.
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On October 8, 2017 at approximately 4:30 PM, Oregon State Police and emergency responders were notified of two vehicle multi-fatality crash on 99E and Nevada in Marion County. This crash is one mile North of the city of Salem.

The road is currently closed for the investigation and ODOT has established a detour. Flashalert will be updated as information is available. No photos are available at tis time.

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Public Assistance Request for Person of interest in Death Investigation in Josephine County (Photo) *Update - Victim Identified* - 10/10/17

***Update #3***
The victim has been identified as Michael Eugene Benedict Sr., age 70 from Murphy, Oregon. The victim was known to the suspect and they both resided at the address on Board Shanty Creek Road.

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*** Update #2***
Dawson has been lodged at the Josephine County Jail on alledged crimes of Murder in the first degree and Arson in the first degree. The identification of the victim is still pending next of kin notification and medical examiner confirmation.

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*** Update***

On October 7, 2017 at approximately 11:00 AM, The Oregon State Police received several calls reporting a person matching the description of Dawson walking in the area of Red Spur and Summit Loop. OSP responded at detained Dawson. OSP would like to thank everyone for their tips response to this request.

OSP and partner agencies are continuing the investigation and are working on next of kin notification.
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The Oregon State Police and the Josephine County Sheriff's Office with assistance from the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety are conducting a death and fire investigation at the 1500 block of Board Shanty Creek Road in Murphy, Oregon. A person of interest has been identified in the case and we are asking the public to call 911 or the Oregon State Police at (541) 664-4600.

The person of interest is Troy M. Dawson (age 24 from Murphy, Oregon). Dawson was last seen, on foot, in the area of the investigation. He is described as 5'10" 170 pounds with a slight build. DAWSON is balding and was last seen wearing a Dark Blue Dodge Ram T-shirt, Grey sweatpants, Grey wool socks, and no shoes. DAWSON may be armed with a firearm. Do not approach.

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UPDATE-Driver identified - SINGLE VEHICLE FATAL CRASH - CROOK COUNTY - 10/09/17

***UPDATE***
The driver of the vehicle that crashed on February 27, 2017 has been identified as 55 year old Bend resident, Mark Bryan TSATSA. This was a difficult case to identify TSATSA, but through hair samples and other items, the Oregon State Police Forensic Laboratory in Clackamas were able to use DNA to positively identify him.

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***PREVIOUS***
On February 27, 2017 at about 9:20 a. m., Troopers responded to a single vehicle crash on George Millican Road, which is 20 miles south of Pineville in Crook County.

When Troopers arrived on scene the vehicle, a 1995 Cadillac, was fully engulfed in flames and surrounding vegetation was burning. Once the fire was extinguished investigators determined there was one deceased person in the vehicle. At this time it is believed that only one person was in the car at the time of the crash and the identification of the driver is not yet known. Speed is believed to be a contributing factor into the cause of the crash.

OSP was assisted by the Crook County Sheriff's office, the Bureau of Land Management and Prineville Fire and Rescue.

Hoax Shooting call In Merlin Oregon State Police Asks for Public Assistance - 10/08/17

The Oregon State Police is requesting public assistance is locating a "victim" in what appears to be a hoax shooting call in Josephine County.

On October 8, 2017 at approximately 3:45 AM, Oregon State Police responded to a report of a shooting on Stonebrook in Merlin, Oregon. The 911 call was from the reported victim, with a possible identification of Michael M. Stevens, who told 911 he had been shot by a rifle and was hiding, from the shooter, in the nearby woods.

Dispatchers kept Stevens on the phone and OSP responded to the location. The reported "suspect" was called out from the residence and detained. The surrounding woods were searched and Stevens was not located. The phone was "pinged" to find the location and the phone was found in a nearby ditch.

Based on the investigation, the incident appears to be a hoax which put many people's lives in danger and tied up resources as part of a prank. The Oregon State Police is asking for public assistance in locating or identifying Stevens or any information be reported to (541) 664-4600.

Molalla Man Dies in Head-On Crash on SR 211 - 10/08/17

On October 7, 2017 at approximately 8:00 PM, the Oregon State Police and emergency workers responded to State Route (SR) 211 near milepost (MP) 1 for a two vehicle fatal crash.

The preliminary investigation indicates a 2007 Pontiac Sol, driven by Robert C. Lowe (age 57 from Molalla, was southbound on SR 211. The Pontiac crossed the center-line and crashed head-on with a northbound 1998 Honda Civic. The Honda was occupied by driver Amanda Hartman (age 32 from Eugene) and right front passenger Matthew Welch (age 39 from Chimacum, Washington).

Lowe was pronounced deceased at the scene. Hartman was air transported to OHSU with critical injuries. Welch was transported by ambulance to OSHU serious injuries.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. Oregon State Police was assisted by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Clackamas County Fire, and Oregon Department of Transportation. No photos are available at this time.

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Dallas Man Dies in Fatal Near Lincoln City (Photo) - 10/07/17

On October 7, 2017 at approximately 1:30 AM, Oregon State Police and emergency workers responded to a single vehicle fatal traffic crash on US Highway 101 near milepost 111. 

Preliminary investigation indicates a 2005 Dodge Ram pickup towing an empty boat trailer, driven by Timothy Alexander Elizondo, age 32, from Dallas was northbound on US HWY 101. The vehicle was negotiating a curve on wet asphalt when the vehicle crossed the opposing lane of travel and struck a tree just beyond the southbound shoulder.  Elizondo was pronounced deceased at the scene. His passenger, identified as Jeffrey Dale Hendrickson, age 36, from Dallas was not injured in the crash. 

Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in the crash.  OSP was assisted from Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, the Lincoln City Police Department, North Lincoln Fire and Rescue and ODOT.

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Fatal Crash at Intersection of Highway 58 and Rattlesnake Road Kills 18 Year Old (Near Dexter) (Photo)** Update on Vehicles** - 10/07/17

**Update the vehicles were incorrect with drivers and have been corrected**

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On October 6, 2017 at approximately 4:45 PM, Oregon State Police responded to a two vehicle fatal crash at the intersection of Highway 58 and Rattlesnake Road.

Preliminary investigation indicates a 1998 Ford Ranger, driven by Jonathon Lionel Brooks (age 18 from Dexter, Oregon), was Northbound on Rattlesnake Road when Brooks entered onto Highway 58 in front oncoming traffic. When the vehicle entered Highway 58, it struck a 1972 International pick-up driven Ronald Croy (age 67 from Phoenix, Oregon). Brooks was pronounced deceased at the scene. Croy was transported, by air, to Riverbend Hospital with serious injuries.

OSP was assisted by Dexter Fire Department, ODOT Incident Response, and Lane County Sheriff's Office.

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Cell Phone Usage being Investigated as Factor in Fatal near Monroe (Photo) - 10/05/17

On October 4, 2017 at approximately 9:00pm, the Oregon State Police and emergency workers responded to State Route 200 near milepost 4.7 (Territorial Hwy/Ferguson Road) for a single fatality crash.

The preliminary investigation indicates a Ford Bronco, driven by Carrie L. Hitt (age 42 from Junction City), was northbound when the vehicle left the roadway. The vehicle rolled and HITT was ejected from the vehicle. A second northbound vehicle, a Honda CRV, driven by Nadine M. Killmaster (age 32 from Yakima, Washington) was unable to avoid HITT and struck her in the middle of the northbound lane. HITT was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Cell phone usage, by HITT, is being investigated as a contributing factor to the crash. OSP was assisted by ODOT incident response, Junction City Police Department, and Lane Rural & Fire Authority.

The Oregon State Police wants to help keep all traveling motorist safe please remember on October 1, 2017 the Cell Phone Law changes went into effect in Oregon those changes include:

* Drivers are not allowed to use any phone function that requires holding or touching
* Cell phone mounts that cradle your phone on your dash are considered a hands-free device and functions that use of a single touch or swipe to activate or deactivate the device or a function of the device are acceptable.
* Navigation Apps, Music Apps can only be used if you keep both hands on the wheel
* Just standing still in traffic, stopping at a red light or a stop sign isn't enough, your car must be parked safely.
* Calling 911 in case of an emergency is only okay if no one else can initiate the call.
* The Law includes cell phones, tablets, kindles, laptops, GPS units, mobile music players or any electronic device.
* If you are under 18, you can't use anything while driving, even hands-free
* 1st violation is $260.00 fine, 2nd violation or 1st if it involves a wreck is $435.00 fine and 3rd offense is 6 months in jail or up to $2500.00 fine.
* Hands-free or built in devices are allowed under the law
* Other exemptions include those making medical emergency calls, truck and bus drivers following federal rules, two-way radio use by school drivers and utility drivers during the scope of their employment, police, fire, ambulance, and emergency vehicle operators during the scope of their employment and ham radio operators.




https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/HB2597/Enrolled

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Wanted Subject Fights with Several Officers in Coos County (Photo)** Update on Charges** - 10/04/17

**Wadkins was lodged on the following alleged crimes:
UNAUTHORIZED USE OF A VEHICLE: ORS 164.135
UNLAWFUL ENTRY INTO A MOTOR VEHICLE: ORS 164.272
ROBBERY IN THE THIRD DEGREE: ORS 164.395
ASSAULT IN THE FOURTH DEGREE: ORS 163.160
RECKLESSLY ENDANGERING ANOTHER PERSON: ORS 163.195
FLEEING OR ATTEMPTING TO ELUDE A POLICE OFFICER: ORS 811.540
RECKLESS DRIVING: ORS 811.140
BURGLARY IN THE SECOND DEGREE: ORS 164.215
CRIMINAL TRESPASS IN THE SECOND DEGREE: ORS 164.245
ASSAULT ON A PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER: ORS 163.208
ASSAULT IV: ORS 163.160
MENACING: ORS 163.190
ATTEMPTED THEFT I: ORS 164.055
FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM: ORS 166.270
RESISTING ARREST: ORS 162.315
ESCAPE II: ORS 162.155
INTERFERING WITH A PEACE OFFICER: ORS 162.247
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This release is being sent in partnership with the Oregon State Police, Coos County Sheriff's Office, and The Coos County District Attorney's Office.

On October 3, 2017 the Coos County Sheriff's Office received an anonymous tip regarding a wanted subject identified as Eric R. Wadkins (age 40 from Coos Bay). The tipster reported Wadkins was hiding in a residence on SW 10th in Charleston. Wadkins was wanted on a failure to appear warrant (original warrant was for Assault IV-Domestic Coos County).

Sergeant Adam Slater, Coos County Sheriff's Office, went to the residence to locate Wadkins. When Sergeant Slater attempted to put Wadkins in custody, Wadkins resisted arrested and fought with Sergeant Slater. Sergeant Slater was temporarily knocked unconscious and Wadkins allegedly attempted to take Sergeant Slater's firearm from the holster. Sergeant Slater was able to maintain control of his firearm and Wadkins ran from the scene into a wooded area. Sergeant Slater called for emergency assistance from local agencies.

Police Officers responded from Coos Bay Police Department, North Bend Police Department, Coos County Sheriff's Office, Coquille Tribal Police Department, Bandon Police Department, Detectives from SCINT (South Coast Interagency Narcotics Team) and Oregon State Police. The Oregon State Police started a perimeter on SW 12th Road when two citizens reported their vehicle had just been stolen. The Oregon State Police Sergeant radioed the information to responding units. At that time, a North Bend Police Officer was almost struck by the stolen vehicle when it crashed near milepost 1 on 7 Devils Road just south of Charleston.

Wadkins ran from the stolen vehicle into another wooded area near Cape Arago. Law Enforcement set up perimeter and the Coos Bay Police Department tracking K-9 responded. The K-9 (Dak) located Wadkins but Wadkins was able to enter into a building onto a private property on Walker Road. Law Enforcement entered the building and made contact with Wadkins and Wadkins continued to resist arrest. Eventually Wadkins was placed under arrest. Wadkins was transported to area hospital for evaluation and was lodged at the Coos County Jail.

Sergeant Slater was also treated and released from the hospital. Sergeant Slater has been with the Coos County Sheriff's Office since 2002 with the exception of two years after the layoffs in 2007. Sergeant Slater was promoted on July 1, 2017. His is currently assigned as a patrol Sergeant and is a K-9 unit. Sergeant Slater's K-9 was not on-duty at the time of the incident.

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Husband and Wife Deceased in Plane Crash in Klamath County- *Update on Plane * (Photo) - 10/02/17

**Update**
The plane has been identified as a Cirrus SR-22 and the investigation is still continuing to determine the cause and who was the pilot. An aerial photo has been added to the release.

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On October 1, 2017 at 10:43 AM, an Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Trooper was working with a volunteer between Burton Butte and Old Baldy Mtn. in a remote section of western Klamath County near the Pacific Crest Trail when they heard a low flying airplane. The plane sounded as if it was having engine trouble. The cloud cover was at treetop level and the airplane was not visible.

The plane was heard making impact to the ground less than a mile away. First responders immediately started getting resources en route to assist and locate the plane. An initial check of the area by Troopers and subsequent searches by Search and Rescue were unable to locate the plane. Weather conditions improved, but it wasn't until the morning of October 2nd before a helicopter was able to spot the wreckage and rescuers made their way through the thick timber to the location.

The Investigation revealed the plane was occupied by Juan Canopii, age 54, and his wife Chantal Canopii, age 60, both of Glendale, Oregon. Both were pronounced deceased at the scene. The plane was headed from the Klamath Falls airport to Medford. The FAA and NTSB are responding to the scene to assist and take over the investigation.

The Oregon State Police was assisted at the scene by Klamath, Jackson, Lake, Douglas, Del Norte and Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office SAR teams, Oregon Department of Forestry, Bureau of Land Management, Brim Aviation and members of the Oregon Air National Guard 173rd Fighter Wing.

No photos are available at this time.
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Grants Pass Man dies in crash- Driver arrested and Charged - Josephine County - 10/02/17

On October 1, 2017 at approximately 5:45pm, Oregon State Police Troopers responded to a single vehicle fatal rollover crash on Plumtree Lane in Merlin, Oregon; which is in Josephine County.

The initial investigation revealed that the driver, 23 year old Ryan Justin PAVLICH, from Grants Pass, was driving a 2006 Dodge Stratus northbound on Plumtree Lane when for an unknown reason left the roadway, impacting a tree before coming to rest on the west side of the road. The driver, PAVLICH received no injuries and was not transported to a hospital. One passenger, 24 year old Falyn R. GILCHRIST, from Grants Pass received no injuries, but was transported for precautionary reasons. The second passenger, 48 year old, Kirk Anthony MCGRATH, from Grants Pass, was pronounced deceased at the scene by medical personnel.

PAVLICH showed signs of impairment and a DUII investigation was conducted. PAVLICH was arrested for DUII, Manslaughter 2, Assault 3, Reckless Driving, Reckless endangering and lodged in the Josephine County Jail.

The Oregon State Police was assisted by the Josephine County Rural Metro Fire Department, American Medical Response, Josephine County Sheriff's Office and the Josephine County District Attorney's Office.

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Man Dies after being Struck by Car on Hwy 101- Clatsop County (Photo)**Update From Clatsop County DA** - 10/02/17

** This update is being sent on behalf of the Clatsop County District Attorney's Office**


OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY FOR CLATSOP COUNTY

OCTOBER 2, 2017

A Seaside woman, Corissa Barnett, 38, was arraigned in Clatsop County Circuit Court before Judge Paula Brownhill on Monday afternoon, October 2, 2017. Barnett is facing a series of 6 felony and one misdemeanor charges following a series of incident that occurred Saturday night, September 30, 2017 in Seaside at about 10 p.m. Seaside Police received a report of a woman being assaulted and in responding to the call a police car was struck by an SUV later determined to be driven by Barnett. As police were looking for her vehicle, they came upon a bus stand that had been demolished near Highway 101 and Roosevelt where two men had been struck by a car.

When emergency personnel arrived they found Robert Miles, 42, of Hammond dead at the scene after being struck by a vehicle. Also gravely injured was Abdirisak Mohamed, 41 of Longview Washington, who was transported to a Portland area trauma hospital where he is being treated for serious injuries.

An investigation primarily supervised by troopers of the Oregon State Police resulted in the arrest of Barnett and the subsequent filing of an Information charging her with First Degree Manslaughter, Second Degree Assault, Third Degree Assault, Felony Strangulation, two counts of Failure to Perform Duties of a Motorist involving death or injury (commonly referred to a felony Hit and Run) and Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants. If convicted of these charges Barnett faces a mandatory 10-year prison sentence for the manslaughter charge, a six-year mandatory sentence for the Assault 2 charge, and possible prison terms for the other felonies.

Senior Deputy District Attorney Dawn Buzzard request that security be set at $500,000. Judge Brownhill granted the state's request and set the matter over for either a preliminary hearing or a grand jury indictment for next Monday, October 9th.

Barnett was appointed a local attorney and will likely appear in court next week.

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On September 30, 2017 at approximately 9:15 PM, the Oregon State Police (OSP) responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 101 near milepost 20; which is in the city limits of Seaside, Oregon-Clatsop County.

Prior to the crash, Seaside Police Department responded to a residence for a disturbance, where they encountered a silver Dodge Durango driving towards them. They attempted to overtake the Durango and the female driver, but lost sight of the vehicle before coming upon the crash scene. The driver of the Durango had lost control of the vehicle and drove up onto the sidewalk, where the Durango struck a bus stop shelter. The Durango continued, jumping another sidewalk, where it came to rest after hitting a lamppost. The female driver of the Durango was walking away from the scene as police arrived and was identified by witnesses and detained.

One pedestrian was found deceased and another was taken to Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria, and was later transferred to a Portland area hospital with critical injuries. The driver of the Durango was taken to Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria with minor injuries and released a short time later.

The names of those involved are not being released at this time until the families can be notified. The investigators are working with the District Attorney's office on possible criminal charges against the driver of the Durango. This is an active investigation and an update will be released as information becomes available.

The Oregon State Police was assisted by Seaside Police Department, Gearhart Police Department, Clatsop County Sheriff's Office, Medix Ambulance, Seaside Fire Department and the Oregon Department of Transportation. The roadway was closed for approximately 4 hours and detour was in place to assist with traffic.

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OSP seeks public assistance in Morrow County Poaching Case -Heppner Unit (Photo)-** UPDATE** - 10/02/17

**UPDATE**
The Oregon State Police would like to thank the public for their help with this case. The investigators are working with the leads they have received and are not in need of any additional information at this time.

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The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division are asking for the public's assistance in identifying two individuals that were caught on camera on private property. The subjects were contacted and told they were on private property in Morrow County.

After the photo was taken, at least 3 elk were illegally killed between September 16 and September 23 and much of the meat was left to waste. Troopers believe the two subjects in the photo were involved in the illegal taking of the elk and waste of the animals.

There is believed to be a third person with the two subjects who were camped in the area of Martin Prairie off of Forest Service Road 21 in the Heppner Unit.

If anyone has any information they are asked to contact the Oregon State Police Senior Trooper Michael Mayer at 541-561-7581 or use the below information to report wildlife violators on the TIP Line.

** Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators**

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

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

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

In addition, a reward may be issued for information that results in an arrest/conviction of a person who has illegally obtained Oregon hunting/angling license or tags. People who "work" the system and falsely apply for resident licenses and/or tags are not legally hunting and/or angling and are considered poachers.

Increasing damage to wildlife habitat by off-road vehicles prompted the Oregon Hunters

Association (OHA) in 2009 to create the Natural Resources Reward Program that offers a $300 reward for information leading to the arrest of anyone causing natural resources damage by the illegal use of motorized vehicles and is similar to its highly successful TIP program.

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

* $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope

* $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf

* $300 Habitat Destruction

* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish

* $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl

* $100 Furbearers

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

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

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

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***Update*** California man arrested and charged in car-jacking on I-5 - Lane County - 10/02/17

***Name Correction***

The name of the suspect is Jose Arnulfo Alvarenga TORRES

End update.

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October 1, 2017, at approximately 5:00 PM, the Oregon State Police received multiple calls of a carjacking that occurred on I-5 near milepost 194 south in the Eugene/Springfield area, in Lane County.

The investigation revealed that the suspect, 42 year old Arnulfo Alvarenga TORRES, of Fresno, California forced a female victim in a red BMW off the interstate after colliding with her vehicle. He then forcibly and physically removed her from the vehicle. She was able to run from the suspect with the keys to her car.

A citizen stopped, believing there was an accident, when the suspect forcibly and physically removed the female from her vehicle. While the suspect was grabbing her throat, she was able to fight back; but he was able to access her vehicle. Another motorist stopped to assist and prevent the suspect from stealing the vehicle but was knocked down and almost ran over.

The suspect stole a 2009 Toyota Corolla and was located a short time later by a Lane County Deputy on Hwy 58 near milepost 8. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. TORRES was charged with on two counts of Robbery 1, Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, and Attempted Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle and lodged in the Lane County Jail. Follow-up investigation may result in additional charges being filed.

The Oregon State Police was assisted by the Lane County Sheriff's Office. No additional suspects are involved in the incident. The victims in the case suffered minor injuries and were treated and released at the scene.

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OSP seeks publics help in locating suspect in Officer Involved Shooting - Polk/Marion County (Photo)-UPDATE on George - 10/01/17

*** Update on GEORGE***
On October 1, 2017 Marion County Sheriff's Office located and arrested George. George was lodged on a previous issued warrant for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle (UUMV). The officer involved shooting is still under investigation and no further information is available at this time.

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In the early morning hours of September 30, 2017, a Polk County Deputy Sheriff attempted to stop a 1996 blue Honda Civic on Wallace Road in West Salem. The driver of the vehicle then fled and a pursuit began.

The pursuit went through West Salem and continued into Northeast Salem. The pursuit ended at the intersection of Oak Park Drive NE and Mooreland Ave. NE in Salem where shots were fired.
The driver then fled the scene in the Honda, which was found abandoned nearby.

We are asking the public for assistance in locating, Timothy J. George, a person of interest. George is 29 years old, 6 feet tall, approximately 150 pounds with black hair and green eyes. George has a tattoo on his right forearm.

If you see George or know of his whereabouts, call 911 or the Oregon State Police dispatch center at 1-800-452-7888.

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Grants Pass Man dies in crash on Hwy 199 - Josephine County (Photo) - 09/30/17

On September 30, 2017 at approximately 1:20 AM, Oregon State Police Troopers responded to a single vehicle rollover crash on Hwy 199 near milepost 12.5. This location is approximately 12 miles west of Grants Pass and is in Josephine County.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2003 Ford F350 was traveling southbound on Hwy 199, when for an unknown reason it left the roadway, impacting a large oak tree and coming to rest facing northbound. The driver, 23 year old, Kory FIRESTENBERG, from Josephine County, was ejected and died as a result of his injuries. The passenger, 23 year old, Talon SCHIEFFER, from Josephine County, was transported to Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass with critical injuries.

Witnesses reported seeing the truck being operated at excessive speeds and driving recklessly prior to the crash. Alcohol and speed are believed to contributing factors for the crash.

While OSP Troopers were investigating the crash they were notified of a secondary crash just south of their location on Hwy 199. One Trooper had to leave the fatal crash scene in order to investigate this crash, which was reported to be a two vehicle rear-end crash that was blocking the northbound lane of Hwy 199. Investigation of this crash revealed that an intoxicated male driver failed to see the vehicles in front of him stopped for the intermittent lane closure and collided with the last vehicle in line waiting to be flagged through the fatal crash scene. Witnesses reported the intoxicated male fleeing the scene before Troopers could respond. The male was never located, but follow up is being conducted.

Shortly after this secondary crash, Troopers were flagging vehicles through the fatal crash scene when they observed a male driver displaying odd driving behavior and stopped in the middle of the crash scene. Troopers contacted this male, who was visibly intoxicated, conducted a DUII investigation and the drive was arrested for DUII.

OSP is committed to the safety of the citizens and visitors who utilize Oregon highways, and would like to stress the importance of designating a sober driver and planning in advance before consuming alcoholic beverages.

OSP was assisted on scene by the Josephine County Rural Metro Fire Department, American Medical Response, and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

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Shooting Investigation on Interstate 5-Jackson County - 09/30/17

On September 30, 2017 at approximately 7:30 AM, Oregon State Police Troopers responded to a call of someone shooting at cars on Interstate 5 near the Oregon-California border at mile post 1 in Jackson County.

Additional information was learned and the Jackson County Major Assault Death Investigation Unit (MADIU) was activated. MADIU is comprised of State, County and Local law enforcement agencies.

At this time there is no information to be released as this is an active investigation. An updated press release will be sent once the lead agency has been determined.

Increased Patrol Efforts in Klamath Falls School Zones - 09/29/17

While patrolling local school zones, Oregon State Police have noticed several unsafe driving behaviors and want to remind the motoring public to drive safely. One behavior in particular has come to the attention of several Troopers. The practice of stopping in the roadway and dropping children off for school is not only illegal, it is extremely unsafe. The proper way to drop your loved ones off at their school is in designated pick up/drop off locations on the school property, or on the side of the roadway where it is safe to pull over completely off the roadway.

The act of stopping in the roadway to allow your children to exit the vehicle is in violation of Oregon Revised Statute 811.555 (Illegal Stopping, Standing or Parking) and 811.130 (Impeding Traffic). Both violations are class D infractions, which carry a presumptive fine of $110. Please refrain from engaging in this dangerous behavior to ensure the safest possible school environment for our community.

In an effort to curb this behavior, the Oregon State Police Klamath Falls Area Command has scheduled increased enforcement patrols for school zones. The focus of these patrols will be to ensure the safety of the motoring public and the safe transportation of local youth to their respective learning facilities.

Questions can be directed to:

Trooper Michael Benson
OSP - Klamath Falls
541-883-5713

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Colorado Man dies after Falling on the rocks near Mill Beach - Brookings - Curry County (Photo) - 09/26/17

On Monday, September 25, 2017, at approximately 7:00PM, the Oregon State Police responded to the Mill Beach area near Brookings Oregon for a male subject that had slipped and fell approximately 50 feet onto rocks and into the ocean while climbing on a large rock.

Brookings Fire Department also responded to the scene and recovered the subject. They attempted life-saving efforts, but were unsuccessful. The US Coast Guard responded to the scene in a helicopter and assisted with the recovery. There is no indication of any foul play.

The male subject has been identified as 27 year old Jeremy TILTON, of Leadville, Colorado. TILTON was with several friends and they are cooperating with the investigation.

The Oregon State Police was assisted by Brookings Police Department, Brookings Fire Department, Curry County Sheriff's Department and the US Coast Guard.

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Springfield man charged with arson and theft - Douglas County (Photo) - 09/26/17

On August 9, 2017 at approximately 5:30PM, the Oregon State Police and Oakland Rural Fire District responded to a vehicle fire on the Interstate 5 northbound on ramp at mile marker 140.

When troopers arrived they located a 2008 Kia SUV that had been on fire and no one was around the vehicle. The vehicle was later reported to be stolen from Mt. Pisgah Park. The Oregon State Police Arson Unit was contacted and began an investigation, which led to the arrest of 37 year old Nicholas HICKMAN of Springfield, Oregon. On Friday, September 22, 2017, HICKMAN was cited and released for Initiating a False Police Report, Arson in the Second Degree and Attempted Theft in the First Degree.

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OSP seeks public assistance in Poaching Case - Harney County (Photo) - 09/25/17

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

On the morning of September 23rd, 2017, Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Troopers were notified of a dead bull elk on the Silvies Valley Ranch property. The deceased bull elk was discovered by a ranch employee near the southwest corner of the ranch, near Buffalo Reservoir. An OSP Fish & Wildlife Trooper responded to the Silvies Valley Ranch and discovered the bull appeared to have been shot with a high powered rifle during archery season. The bull was left to waste and was possibly shot one or two days prior to being discovered.

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

**Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators**

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

The Oregon Hunters Association offers rewards to persons, through their T.I.P. fund, for information leading to the issuance of a citation to a person(s), or an arrest made of a person(s) for illegal possession, killing, or taking of bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose, elk, deer, antelope, bear, cougar, wolf, furbearers and/or upland game birds and water fowl. T.I.P. rewards can also be paid for the illegal taking, netting, snagging, and/or dynamiting of game fish, and/or shell fish, and for the destruction of habitat.

In addition rewards may be paid for information leading to the issuance of a citation to a person(s), or an arrest made of a person(s) who have illegally obtained Oregon hunting/angling license or tags. People who "work" the system and falsely apply for resident license or tags are not legally hunting or angling and are considered poachers.

Rewards:
Bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose $1,000
Elk, deer, antelope $500
Bear, cougar, wolf $300
Habitat destruction $300
Illegally obtaining Oregon hunting or angling license or tags $200
Game fish, shell fish $100
Upland birds, waterfowl $100
Furbearers $100


**Additionally a reward of up to $5000 is being offered by the Silvies Valley Ranch for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case.**

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Lane County Man Arrested on 33 counts- Columbia County - 09/25/17

On July 19th, 2017, an Oregon State Trooper(OSP)stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Due to evidence found during the traffic stop, an investigation was conducted on the driver and his recent activities. The Trooper, with the assistance of OSP Criminal Detectives, determined the man had been shoplifting and returning "Abreva" cold sore medication for cash at numerous Bi-Marts throughout Oregon and Washington.

The investigation gathered evidence in paper documents, surveillance video and a search warrant for the suspect's computer. The evidence showed the suspect made at least 33 returns of stolen Abreva to Oregon Bi-Mart stores, to the value approximately $4,281.00.

On September 23rd, 2017, the suspect, 74 year old Terrence Lee LIDDELL, a Lane County resident was interviewed and admitted to the shoplifting and returns. He also showed the investigators the printer and stolen Bi-Mart printer paper he used to produce the forged receipts for the returns.

The man was arrested and lodged on 33 counts of Theft I, Forgery I and Possession of a Forged Instrument

The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public's help to identify the person(s) responsible for the unlawful dumping of a buck deer in Klamath County. - 09/25/17

During the early morning hours of September 14, 2017, a buck deer was killed near the intersection of Hill Road and Crystal Springs Road within Klamath County. Homeowners in the area reported hearing gunshots in the middle of the night. The deer had its head removed and the carcass was left to spoil.

The buck deer was believed to have been a trophy class animal and killed for its antlers. Residents reported finding the carcass the following morning.

Anyone with information is requested to contact the Klamath Falls OSP Fish and Wildlife Sergeant Dennis Yaws at 541-883-5713 Ext. 321 or 541-891-0683.

Association (OHA) in 2009 to create the Natural Resources Reward Program that offers a $300 reward for information leading to the arrest of anyone causing natural resources damage by the illegal use of motorized vehicles and is similar to its highly successful TIP program.
* $1,000 Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat and Moose
* $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope
* $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf
* $300 Habitat Destruction
* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish
* $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl
* $100 Furbearers
How to Report a Wildlife and/or Habitat Law Violation or Suspicious Activity:
TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 (24/7)
TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us (Monitored M-F 8:00AM - 5:00PM)
(Please use the TIP Hotline for Weekend and Evening Reporting)

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**Update - Subject Located** OSP seeks public assistance in locating escaped mental subject last seen at the Cow Canyon Rest Area. (Wasco County) (Photo) - 09/24/17

**Update**

The Warm Springs Police Department advised OSP that shortly after 8:00 a.m. on Sunday September 24th, 2017 that Edminston was located in a restroom in the vicinity of the Kahneeta Resort on the Warm Springs Reservation.

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**Previous Release***

On Friday September 22nd, 2017 Oregon State Police dispatch was notified by J&R Secure Transport that a single male they were transporting from a psychiatric facility in Pendleton Oregon to Bend Oregon had escaped their custody at the Cow Canyon rest area. This rest area is on Highway 97 and is located approximately 21 miles south of Maupin in Wasco County. The individual is identified as 22 year old Rodrick Edminston.

Oregon State Police and the Wasco County Sheriff's Office responded and conducted a search of the area. Edminston was not located and is still outstanding. He is described as being a Native American male adult, approximately 5' 8" tall, 123lbs with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a red shirt, shorts, and red tennis shoes. Edminston was not restrained while being transported and was not armed. Edminston was classified as "dangerous" by Lifeways Inc. Lifeways Inc stated Edminston was being held on a mental health hold. No criminal charges are pending against him at this time. He is classified as schizophrenic. There are no known family or friends in the immediate area that he was last seen. If you see and or come in contact with Edminston please contact your local law enforcement or Lifeways directly at (541) 276-6207.

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**UPDATE** Officer Involved Shooting - Morrow County - 09/22/17

**UPDATE**

The suspect in the officer involved shooting in Morrow County has been identified as Boardman resident EFREN HURTADO JR., 26 years of age. HURTADO was initially transported to the Hermiston area hospital and later was flown to a Portland area hospital for treatment. HURTADO'S injuries at this point are considered non-life threatening and he is in stable condition. The identity of the Morrow County Deputy is being withheld pending the initial portion of the investigation and will be released as allowed by the Morrow County District Attorney's Office along with the Morrow County Sheriff's Office.

The Umatilla / Morrow County Major Crime Team was activated and assisted the Oregon State Police investigators. The Major Crime Team is made up of detectives from Boardman Police Dept., Hermiston Police Dept., Stanfield Police Dept., Pendleton Police Dept., Umatilla Police Dept., Milton-Freewater Police Dept., Umatilla Tribal Police, Umatilla County Sheriff's Office and Oregon State Police Crime Lab.

Additional information regarding this incident will be released as it becomes available.

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**Previous Release**

On Friday September 22nd, 2017 at approximately 1:50am, a Morrow County Deputy stopped for a disabled vehicle on Interstate 84 westbound near exit 164 (Boardman Exit). The Morrow County Deputy encountered a 26 year old adult male armed with a firearm. Shots were fired during the encounter.

The Morrow County Deputy was uninjured during the encounter. The adult male was transported to the hospital suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

At the request of the Morrow County Sherriff's Office the Umatilla/Morrow County Major Crime Team was activated. The Oregon State Police along with the Morrow County District Attorney's Office are leading the investigation into the incident.

More information will be released as available.