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Oregon State Police requesting public's assistance in waste of Deer #2 - Union County (Photo) - 10/15/18

The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division is asking for the public’s help in locating the individual(s) responsible for shooting and wasting a mule deer buck near the Woodland snow park off of Hwy 204.  Woodland snow park is 16 miles west of the City of Elgin in the Umatilla National Forest.

On Sunday, October 7, 2018  an Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Trooper responded to a complaint of a buck deer that was shot and left to waste at the Woodland Snow Park. The dead buck was located approximately 70 yards from the parking lot on an old skid road.  The buck was visible from the parking area.  The Trooper confirmed the buck had been shot behind the front shoulder, with a rifle, and left to waste 

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact OSP Trooper Davis through the Turn in Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP (677).

In addition, to either a preference point reward or cash reward offered below, the local Union/Wallowa County OHA chapter is offering an additional $500.

** Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators** 

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

Preference Point Rewards:

* 5 Points-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

The TIP program also offers cash rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of Mountain Sheep, Mountain Goat, Moose, Elk, Deer, Antelope, Bear, Cougar, Wolf, Upland Birds, Waterfowl, and Furbearers. Cash rewards can also be awarded for the unlawful take of Game Fish and Shellfish and for Habitat Destruction.

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 

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

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

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

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Oregon State Police requesting public's assistance in waste of Deer - Union County (Photo) - 10/15/18

The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division is asking for the public’s help in locating the individual(s) responsible for shooting and wasting a mule deer buck in the Mt. Emily Wildlife Management Unit near the City of Elgin in Union County. 

On Sunday, October 7, 2018 the Union County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a dead buck deer on South 11th Street near Birch Street in the City of Elgin.  The Deputy along with a Fish and Wildlife Trooper responded and located the buck dead and the meat spoiled. The buck was found to have been shot in the hindquarters with an arrow. The buck had been observed alive the day prior and a photo of him was taken by a resident.  

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact OSP Trooper Davis through the Turn in Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP (677).

In addition, to either a preference point reward or cash reward offered below, the local Union/Wallowa County OHA chapter is offering an additional $500.

** Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators** 

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

Preference Point Rewards:

* 5 Points-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

The TIP program also offers cash rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of Mountain Sheep, Mountain Goat, Moose, Elk, Deer, Antelope, Bear, Cougar, Wolf, Upland Birds, Waterfowl, and Furbearers. Cash rewards can also be awarded for the unlawful take of Game Fish and Shellfish and for Habitat Destruction.

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 

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

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

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

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Oregon State Police investigating rollover truck crash on Hwy 99W south of Dundee Bypass - Yamhill County (Photo) - 10/11/18

Oregon State Police and emergency personnel are currently on scene of a roll over truck crash on Hwy 99W near mile post 26.

This is a single vehicle crash with minor injuries to the operator.

Expect delays in the area for the next couple of hours.

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Single vehicle fatal crash on Lone Rock Rd. in Gilliam County (Photo) - 10/10/18

On Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at approximately 8:07 AM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Lone Rock Road near mile post 13 in Gilliam County.

Preliminary investigation revealed a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe, operated by Karen Buell (62) of Condon, was traveling eastbound on Lone Rock Road when, for unknown reasons, left the roadway and rolled down a steep embankment. 

Buell sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

OSP was assisted by the Gilliam County Sheriff's Office, South Gilliam County Fire, and Gilliam County Road Department.

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Oregon State Police requesting public's assistance in waste of fork-horn buck in Douglas County - 10/10/18

OSP Fish and Wildlife Troopers are asking for the public’s assistance in locating the person(s) responsible for shooting and leaving (to waste) a fork-horn buck the night of October 5, 2018.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the deer was shot once from Panther Creek Road (a spur road off 12-mile road about 3.5 miles from West Fork Cow Creek Road).

Those with information are asked to contact Sr. Trooper Baimbridge directly at (541) 817-4473 or OSP dispatch at (541) 440-3333. Those with information can remain anonymous and a TIP reward will be offered for information leading to a citation or arrest in the case.

** Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators** 

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

Preference Point Rewards:

* 5 Points-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

The TIP program also offers cash rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of Mountain Sheep, Mountain Goat, Moose, Elk, Deer, Antelope, Bear, Cougar, Wolf, Upland Birds, Waterfowl, and Furbearers. Cash rewards can also be awarded for the unlawful take of Game Fish and Shellfish and for Habitat Destruction.

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 

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

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

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

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Oregon State Police requesting public's assistance in waste of bull elk in Wheeler County (Photo) - 10/09/18

The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public's help to identify the person(s) responsible for shooting and wasting a 4x5 bull elk in the Ochoco Unit southeast of Mitchell in Wheeler County.  The elk was located off of USFS Road 12 near USFS Road 42.   

The elk was discovered on October 1, 2018 and reported to OSP Fish and Wildlife Troopers.  It was determined the elk had been killed 48 hours before discovery.  The animal had been shot, gutted, and then left to waste - no meat was taken.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact Trooper S. Vaughn through the Turn in Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP (mobile).

** Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators** 

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

Preference Point Rewards:

* 5 Points-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

The TIP program also offers cash rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of Mountain Sheep, Mountain Goat, Moose, Elk, Deer, Antelope, Bear, Cougar, Wolf, Upland Birds, Waterfowl, and Furbearers. Cash rewards can also be awarded for the unlawful take of Game Fish and Shellfish and for Habitat Destruction.

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 

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

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

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

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Passenger dies in single vehicle crash on I-5 near Cottage Grove - Lane County (Photo) - 10/07/18

On Saturday, October 6, 2018, at approximately 6:52 PM. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on I-5 near milepost 170.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2001 Buick Le Sabre, operated by Seth Kamel (30) from Oakland, OR, was southbound on I-5 when for unknown reasons drifted into the median and struck the highway guardrail. 

Kamel was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. 

The passenger, Linda Cole (71) from Roseburg, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene.

Investigation is ongoing.

OSP was assisted by Lane Rural Fire Authority and ODOT.

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UPDATE - Officer Involved Shooting - Klamath County - 10/05/18

Below Release from Klamath County Sheriff Chris Kaber 

Media Release

Date: 10/05/18

RE: Modoc Point Shooting

Contact: Klamath County District Attorney

 

Preliminary information only:

On 10/05/18 just before 8:00am, an Officer Involved Shooting occurred in the Modoc Point area just off of US 97.

No officers were seriously injured and one male subject is deceased. Officers on scene are searching for a female who ran from the incident described as a white female adult in gray sweatpants.

The Klamath County Major Crime Team has been activated, the investigation is ongoing, and further information will be distributed when appropriate.

Further inquiries are directed to the Klamath County District Attorney’s Office at this time.

 

Sheriff Chris Kaber

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Oregon State Police and other law enforcement agencies are on scene of an officer involved shooting on Hwy 97 near mile. post 258.

A suspect is outstanding please avoid the area.

More information will be released when available.

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One person dies in crash with parked tow truck in Jackson County. (Photo) - 10/05/18

On Thursday, October 4, 2018, at approximately 9:29 AM. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle collision on Hwy 62 near mile post 16.

Investigation revealed that a 2006 Chevy Aveo operated by Argelia Avina (45) of Shady Cove, was traveling westbound on Hwy 62.  Two tow trucks were stopped, with warning lights activated, blocking the right lane of the two westbound lanes.  The first tow truck was in the process of securing a disabled vehicle.  The second tow truck was stopped behind the first, and the driver was outside the vehicle flagging traffic around into the left lane. 

For unknown reasons Avina did not merge into the left lane and struck the back of the parked tow truck.  Avina was transported to Rogue Regional Medical Center by Mercy Flights Ambulance. 

Avina was pronounced deceased while being transported to the hospital. 

OSP was assisted by Jackson County Fire District 3, Mercy Flights, and ODOT.

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Car passing in no passing zone leads to fatal car crash in Jackson County (Photo) - 10/05/18

On Thursday, October 4, 2018, at approximately 5:00pm, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Highway 140 near milepost 14.5 in Jackson County.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Dodge Neon, operated by Richard Cota (37) of Bonanza, was traveling eastbound, in the westbound lane, passing eastbound vehicles at a high rate of speed in a no-passing zone.  A Ford F-350 pickup operated by Frederick French (52) of Klamath Falls,was traveling westbound. French veered onto the westbound gravel shoulder of the highway in an attempt to avoid being crashed into by Cota. Cota also veered onto the westbound shoulder and crashed head-on into French. 

Cota sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Cota's passenger, Amanda Cota (33) of Bonanza, sustained  injuries and was transported by ground ambulance to Providence Medical Center. 

French sustained injuries and was transported by air ambulance to Rogue Regional Medical Center. 

Highway 140 was closed for approximately 1.5 hours following the crash with a detour through Lake Creek Loop.

OSP was assisted by Lake Creek Fire District, Mercy Flights, and ODOT

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UPDATE - OSP requesting public assistance in unlawful taking of Elk - Benton County (Photo) - 10/04/18

Oregon State Police would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance.  Four persons of interest have been identified and the investigation is continuing. 

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The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public's help to identify the persons responsible for trespassing and the taking of a spike bull elk in Benton County.

On September 1, 2018 trail camera photographs were taken of four hunters who were trespassing near Ferguson Road, south of Monroe. They can be seen packing a spike bull elk.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact OSP Trooper Zac Cochran through the Turn in Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or 503-509-2465

** 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. 

ODFW and OSP are now offering preference points as a reward option for information leading to the arrest or issuance of citation for the illegal take/possession or waste of big game mammals. 4 preference points will be offered for wildlife offenses regarding deer, elk, antelope, bear, and cougar. 5 preference points will be offered for wildlife offenses regarding moose, mountain sheep, and wolf.

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

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

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

* $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope 

* $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf 

* $300 Habitat Destruction 

* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish 

* $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl 

* $100 Furbearers 

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

TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 (24/7) 

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

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Double fatal crash on Hwy 97 in Klamath County (Photo) - 10/03/18

On Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at approximately 2:15PM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Highway 97 near milepost 188 in Klamath County.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Toyota Yaris, operated by Marcia Myers (56) of Bend, was traveling southbound on Highway 97 near milepost 188 when it pulled off the roadway onto the southbound shoulder.   Myers then attempted a u-turn in front of a  Freightliner semi-truck, operated by Reynaldo Torres (59) of Downey, CA. the Yaris was hit on the driver's side sending it off the northbound shoulder of the highway.

Myers and her passenger, Larry Myers (60) of Bend, both sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased at the scene.

Torres was not injured in the crash.

Highway 97 was closed for approximately 5 hours following the crash with a detour in place.

OSP was assisted by Crescent Fire and ODOT

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UPDATE # 2- Speed and alcohol being investigated in triple fatality crash near Gates - Marion County - 10/03/18

Operator of the GMC Envoy has been identified as David Trimble (31) from Lebanon, OR.  transported to hospital with serious injuries.

PASSENGERS:

Brandon Mims (34) Lebanon, OR. transported to hospital with serious injuries.

Daniel Oneal (24) Foster, OR. sustained fatal injuries and pronounced deceased at the scene.

Amanda Salmon (23) Lebanon, OR. sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Stacie Williams (31) Ocala, Florida sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

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On Monday, October 1, 2018 at approximately 6:42 pm, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a motor vehicle crash on Hwy 22E near milepost 35.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a silver 2004 GMC Envoy carrying five occupants, was traveling westbound on Hwy 22E when the vehicle left the roadway and struck several trees. 

Driver and one passenger were transported with serious injuries to local hospitals.

Two occupants were ejected from the vehicle and pronounced deceased at the scene.  A third occupant remained in the vehicle and was also pronounced deceased at the scene.     

Hwy 22E was completely closed for approximately 2.5 hours following the crash before the eastbound lane was opened. 

OSP was assisted by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Keizer Police Department,  Gates Fire, Lyons EMS and ODOT.

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

 

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One person dies in single vehicle crash on Hwy 62 near Crater Lake National Park - Jackson County (Photo) - 10/01/18

On Friday, September 28, 2018 at approximately 2:29 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a report of a single vehicle crash on Hwy 62 at milepost 58 near the entrance to Crater Lake National Park.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a blue 2001 Nissan pickup operated by Darrell Crittenden (69) of Prescott, AZ, was traveling westbound on Hwy 62 when for unknown reasons veered off the road and struck a tree.

Crittenden suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Hwy 62 was reduced to one lane of travel following the crash for approximately 3 hours. OSP was assisted by Crater Lake National Park Rangers and ODOT.

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OSP - Fish and Wildlife requesting assistance - Deschutes County (Photo) - 10/01/18

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 a fawn mule deer in Deschutes County.

On the morning of September 25, 2018, the Bend ODFW was notified of the suspicious death of a fawn at a residence off of Sisters View Drive in Sisters. ODFW later confirmed the cause of death was from a pellet that struck both lungs and notified OSP.

 

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


Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact OSP Senior Trooper Creed Cummings through the Turn in Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or 541-388-6213. (Case # SP18-360418)


**Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators**

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

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

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

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

* $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope

* $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf

* $300 Habitat Destruction

* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish

* $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl

* $100 Furbearers

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

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

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

(Please use the TIP Hotline for Weekend and Evening Reporting)

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Two people die in crash near Burns - Harney County (Photo) - 09/28/18

On September 27, 2018 at approximately 2:40 PM. Oregon State Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle collision at the intersection of Hwy 20 and Hwy 395C - two miles east of Burns.

Investigation shows that a 2000 Mercury Sable, operated by Judy Patterson (78) of Hines, OR,  was traveling southbound on Hwy 395C when she failed to stop at the stop sign with the intersection of US Hwy 20.  Her vehicle was struck on the driver's side by a westbound 2015 White Chevrolet Suburban, operated by  Amanda Hoyt (43) of Burns, OR.  

Patterson and her passenger, Charles Thompson (83) of Hines, OR, both sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased at the scene.

Hoyt was taken to Harney District Hospital in Burns by Harney District EMS where she was treated and released for injuries. 

The eastbound lane of US Hwy 20 was closed for approximately 2.5 hours.

OSP was assisted by the Harney County Sheriff's Office, Burns Fire Department, Harney District EMS, and ODOT.

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Passenger in stolen vehicle dies in crash - Jackson County (Photo) - 09/28/18

On Thursday, September 27, 2018, at approximately 8:30 PM. Deputies from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office were responding to a restraining order violation in the White City area.

When deputies arrived in the area a citizen flagged them down to report a suspicious vehicle (Toyota Tundra) that had been following them.  Deputies located a 2013 Toyota Tundra and attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle. 

The operator, later identified as Christopher Giron (48) from Ashland, attempted to elude and drove southbound on Hwy 62 at a high rate of speed.  Giron attempted to turn eastbound onto Hwy 140 but failed to negotiate the corner.  Giron left the roadway at the southeast corner of the intersection, struck an electrical box that operates the traffic signal, and came to rest down an embankment. 

Giron and his passenger, Teddy Geaney (50) from Klamath Falls, were transported to the hospital.  Geaney sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

The 2013 Toyota Tundra was reported stolen from southern Jackson County. 

Geaney was the suspect in the restraining order violation. 

Oregon State Police are investigating the crash and were assisted by the Jackson County District Attorney's Office and ODOT. 

Two people die in crash on I-84 - Baker County - 09/27/18

On Wednesday September 26, 2018 at approximately 10:10 AM. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to the report of a commercial motor vehicle crash on Interstate 84 westbound near mile post 301.

Preliminary investigation reveals that 1993 GMC PU pulling a U-Haul trailer, operated by Eugene Rowley (65) of Goldendale, WA. was westbound and passed a 2013 Freightliner semi-truck, operated by Alexandr Ciubuc (58) of Tumwater, WA.  The GMC PU and the semi-truck collided, went through the median, and came to rest adjacent to the eastbound lanes.

Both eastbound and westbound fast lanes were closed for approximately 5 hours.

Eugene Rowley and his passenger Ellen Rowley (63) from Goldendale, WA. both sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased at the scene.

Ciubuc was transported to St. Alphonsus medical center in Baker City with non-life threatening injuries.

OSP was assisted by the Baker County Sheriff's Office, Baker Fire Department and ODOT.

Motorcyclist dies in crash with semi-truck on Hwy 207 - Wheeler County - 09/27/18

On Wednesday, September 26, 2018, at approximately 12:40 p.m. Oregon State Troopers and emergency personnel responded to milepost 27.5 on Highway 207 for a collision between a motorcycle and a semi-truck.

Preliminary investigation revealed that an 1987 Harley-Davidson Heritage, operated by Gregory Vibbert (26) of Redmond, was traveling southbound as a 2001 Peterbilt semi-truck and trailer driven by David Belyea (63) of Hermiston, was traveling northbound.

Vibbert lost control of the motorcycle and laid the motorcycle on its side. The two vehicles collided near the centerline on a curve. 

Vibbert sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

OSP was assisted by the Wheeler County Sheriff’s Office Department, Spray ambulance, and ODOT.

Motorcyclist dies in single vehicle crash - Lake County - 09/26/18

On September 25, 2018 at approximately 1:00 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle motorcycle crash on SR 140E near milepost 39 in Lake County, east of Adel. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that a black 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle, operated by Michael L. Paston (68) from Sterling, Colorado, was traveling eastbound on SR 140 when, for an unknown reason, the motorcycle drifted into the westbound ditch and rolled.  Paston sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene. 

SR 140E was closed for over an hour following the crash.  OSP was assisted by ODOT, Lake County Sheriff's Office, and Lakeview EMS.

 

 

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OSP requesting public assistance regarding sex crime at Beachside State Park near Waldport - Lincoln County (Photo) - 09/26/18

Concluding a lengthy investigation, Oregon State Police Major Crimes Section has arrested Don Lee McAlpine Jr, for Rape in the 1st Degree.  McAlpine allegedly raped a 26 year-old mentally disabled female at Beachside State Park between August 10 and August 12, 2018. 

OSP is requesting the public’s assistance in obtaining any information from anyone who might have stayed at or passed through Beachside State Park from August 10 through August 12. 

Please contact the Oregon State Police Northern Command Center at (503) 731-3030 and reference case number SP18-340959. 

OSP will like to thank our partner agencies: McMinnville Police Department, Dallas Police Department and Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

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Portland Man Found Deceased Near Tillamook - 09/25/18

On September 25 2018 at 7:45AM, Oregon State Police and Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to Cape Lookout State Park. Officers were attempting to check on the welfare of Thomas Pellegrino (age 46 from Portland). 

Pellegrino was found deceased at the 9:30AM on one of the trails in the State Park. No foul play is suspected in his death. The Oregon State Police was assisted by Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office, Netarts-Oceanside Fire Department, Tillamook County Search and Rescue and Cape Lookout State Park Rangers.

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3 people stabbed on Hwy 140 - Jackson County - 09/25/18

On September 24, 2018, at approximately 1:27 p.m. Oregon State Police and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department responded to the report of multiple subjects who had been stabbed on Highway 140 near MP 24.   

Officer’s located the vehicle, a white Dodge Caravan with North Carolina plates, near MP 4 on Highway 140. 

Three passengers in the vehicle were determined to have stab wounds and were transported by ambulance to the Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford. 

Antonie Eugene Kirby (32) and Jemario Deronte Richardson (30) both from Winston Salem, NC, were treated for injuries and released.

Marcus Marquis Taylor (31) from Charlotte, NC, received life threatening injuries and was transported by Mercy Flights Air Ambulance to Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland where he is listed in critical condition. 

The suspect, identified as Kevin Juwan Reed (35) from Winston Salem, NC, exited the vehicle (near Hwy 140 mile post 24) and left prior to officer’s arrival.  He was located approximately 45 minutes later near mile post 30 on Highway 140.  Reed was taken into custody without incident and later lodged at the Jackson County Jail on one count of Assault in the First Degree and three counts of Assault in the Second Degree, bail is listed at $400,000.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone who may have observed the Dodge Caravan with North Carolina plates or Reed, described as a black male adult, height 5’9”, weight 165 and wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans and no shoes in the area of Highway 140 is encouraged to contact the Oregon State Police Southern Regional Dispatch Center at 541 776-6111 refer case number SP18-359029.        

Motorcyclist dies in collision with tree Hwy 126E - Lane County - 09/25/18

On Monday September 24, 2018, at approximately 7:06 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a motorcycle crashed into a tree.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a gray 1984 Honda motorcycle, operated by Roy K. Smith (64) of Eugene, was traveling westbound on Hwy 126E near Cedar Flat Rd. when for an unknown reason the motorcycle left the roadway and collided with a tree.

Smith sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene.

OSP was assisted by the Lane Co Sheriffs' Office, ODOT, and Eugene-Springfield Fire Department.

 

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Fatal vehicle crash on Hwy 97 near Klamath Falls - Klamath County (Photo) - 09/24/18

On Friday, September 21, 2018 at approximately 1:35 P.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 97 near milepost 275 - Main St. interchange.

Investigation revealed that 2012 Dodge Durango, operated by Juan Gonzalez (29) of Klamath Falls was southbound on Hwy 97 when for unknown reasons crossed into the northbound lanes and collided with a 2004 Saturn Ion, operated by Meachelle Steele (44) of Klamath Falls.

Steele sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.  

Hwy 97 was closed for approximately 4 hours.

OSP was assisted by the Klamath Falls Police Department, Klamath County Fire District 1, and ODOT 

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UPDATE ---- OSP investigating fatal vehicle crash on Hwy 99W near Lafayette - Yamhill County (Photo) - 09/19/18

Investigation revealed  that a red 1999 Mercury Sable, operated by a 17 year old female, was southbound on HWY 99W behind a box truck. A John Deere tractor, operated by Christopher Current, age 49, of McMinnville, was on Mineral Springs Rd attempting to turn left to go northbound on HWY 99W.  After the box truck made a right turn on to Mineral Springs Rd, the tractor entered the intersection colliding with front passenger side of the Mercury Sable.

The front passenger of the Mercury Sable, a 17 year old male, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The third occupant of the Mercury Sable, a 16 year old male, along with the driver, were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

OSP was assisted by McMinnville Police Department,  McMinnville Fire Department and ODOT.

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Oregon State Police and emergency personnel are on scene of a motor vehicle crash involving a tractor on Hwy 99W near mile post 33 - approximately 1 mile south of Lafayette.

There is one confirmed fatality.

ODOT has set up a detour in the area but delays and intermittent closures should be expected.

This crash occurred at approximately 8:15 AM.

 

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Missing Abducted Child Located Safe near Newport - 09/18/18

On Monday September 17, 2018, the Newport Area Command received information a missing child, from Orange County, California was possibly in the Lincoln County area. Kaia Fina (age 11) was reported to still be with her biological mother Sera Fina (age 42). There was an active felony warrant for Sera Fina’s arrest for child abduction.

Information received was Kaia Fina was reported missing on September 6, 2018 at approximately 10:30 PM from San Clemente, California. Her foster parent was last to have seen Kaia and it was believe Sera had picked Kaia up. An attempt to locate was provided to law enforcement agencies with descriptions and vehicle information.

Oregon State Police, Newport Police Department, Lincoln City Police Department, and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s office spent the majority on Monday, September 17, 2018 trying to locate Kaia and Sera Fina in a black 2007 BMW. At approximately 7:40 PM, Trooper Wertz conducted a welfare check on a 2006 Lincoln Navigator parked on the shoulder of US HWY 101 near Beverly Beach State Park. Trooper Wertz quickly identified both Kaia and Sera from photos from Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Sera Fina was taken into custody and lodged at the Lincoln County Jail on the issued child abduction warrant and fugitive complaint. The bail was listed as $150,000. The Department of Human Services responded to care for Kaia. It was discovered Sera Fina had recently purchased the vehicle they were found in and no longer had the suspected vehicle.

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UPDATE - 3 vehicles involved in crash on Hwy 22E east of Gates - Marion County (Photo) - 09/17/18

Investigation shows that a 2004 Honda Civic, operated by Eric Ellis (57) of Detroit was eastbound on Hwy 22E when it went into the westbound lane and sideswiped a 2012 Ford PU pulling a travel trailer, operated by Owen Barth (48) of Dallas.  The Honda Civic continued and hit a 2014 GMC PU, operated by Ryan Wolvert (41) of Oregon City.

Ellis sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Barth and Wolvert were not injured.

Hwy 22E  was closed for about 3.5 hours following the crash.  OSP was assisted by Gates Fire, ODOT, Marion County Sheriff’s Office and Keizer P.D.

 

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Oregon State Police and emergency personnel are on the scene of a three vehicle crash on Hwy 22E near mile post 37 - east of Gates.

One person has sustained fatal injuries and has been pronounced deceased at the scene.

The crash occurred at approximately 1:30 PM.  Expect delays and closures for several hours.

No more information is available at this time.

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Motorcycle passenger dies in crash on Hwy 395 near Lakeview - Lake County - 09/17/18

On September 16, 2018 at about 3:55 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash involving a motor cycle and passenger car on US 395 near milepost 141. 

The preliminary investigation revealed that a blue 2015 Harley Davidson motorcycle, operated by Jacob Alexander Lepeilbet (26) from Caldwell, Idaho, was traveling northbound on US 395 near milepost 141 when, for an unknown reason, failed to stop for a white 1995 Ford Taurus stopped in the northbound lane signaling to turn left. The motorcycle impacted the rear of the Taurus at highway speed. 

The passenger on the motorcycle, Hailey Michelle Ernest (35) from Boise, Idaho, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene. 

Lepeilbet suffered significant injuries and was transported to the Lake District Hospital and later flown to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, Oregon. 

The driver of the Taurus, Ronald Allen Foltz (59) from Lakeview, Oregon, sustained minor injuries.

US 395 was closed for over three hours following the crash. 

OSP was assisted by ODOT and Lake County Sheriff's Office.