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Fatal Crash on Hwy 551 - Clackamas County - 01/22/20

On Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at approximately 12:30 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle collision on Hwy 551 near milepost 1.

Preliminary investigation shows that a Toyota Camry, operated by Kelsie Martin (29) of Beavercreek, was northbound on Hwy 551 when for unknown reasons collided head on with a southbound Toyota Prius operated by Stephanie Patricio (33) of Woodburn.

Patricio sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Martin sustained serious and was transported by Life Flight to OHSU.

Alcohol impairment by Martin is suspected as a contributing factor.

OSP was assisted by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Canby Police Department, Aurora Fire Department, AMR Ambulance, and ODOT 

UPDATE - Oregon State Police investigating three people being swept into the ocean - Clatsop County - 01/12/20

The adult male and father of the two children is being identified as Jeremy Stiles (47) from Portland.

The officer that entered the ocean is from the Manzanita Police Department and is requesting no media interviews at this time.

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On Saturday, January 11, 2020, at approximately 12:38 P.M., Emergency Services responded to the Falcon Cove area, near the county line of Clatsop County and Tillamook County, for three people that had been swept into the ocean.

Preliminary investigation revealed a adult male was holding two children, a 7 year old female and a 4 year old male, on the shore and they were all swept into the ocean by a wave.

A police officer arrived to find an adult male struggling to get out of the ocean and a juvenile female further out in the ocean.  The officer went into the ocean and was able to get the juvenile female and bring her to shore.  She was transported by Medix Ambulance to Providence Seaside Hospital (PSH).  The adult male was also taken by ambulance to PSH. 

The 4 year old male has not yet been located.  The United States Coast Guard sent helicopters to aid in the search but the search had to be suspended at sunset. 

The juvenile female was pronounced deceased at PSH. 

Cannon Beach Fire Department, Cannon Beach Police Department and Manzanita Police Department all assisted on scene. 

Name of the adult male will be released on January 12, 2020.

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Fatal Crash on Hwy 207 - Morrow County (Photo) - 01/11/20

On Friday, January 10, 2020 at approximately 6:24 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 207 near mile post 19B.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Freightliner truck pulling a loaded trailer, operated by Phillip Sharkey (56) of Hermiston, was northbound when it struck the guardrail, traveled off the road, and down an embankment.

Sharkey sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

OSP was assisted by Boardman Fire, Echo Fire, Umatilla County Fire District #1, Morrow County Sheriff's Department and ODOT

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Fatal Crash on Hwy 50 - Klamath County - 01/09/20

On Thursday, January 9, 2020 at approximately 9:55 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 50 near milepost 21.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a white Volvo, operated by Vincente Tapia-Ochoa (56) of Malin, was traveling westbound on Hwy 50 when he lost control of the vehicle and slid into the eastbound lanes.  The Volvo collided with a eastbound Chevrolet PU operated by Jorge Alvarez Hernandez (42) of Klamath Falls.

Alvarez-Hernandez was not seriously injured. 

Tapia-Ochoa sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. 

OSP was assisted by ODOT, Malin Police Department, Merrill Police Department, and Merrill Fire Department. 

Fatal Crash on Hwy 11 - Umatilla County - 01/06/20

On Sunday, January 5, 2020 at approximately 3:30 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a pedestrian that had been struck by a vehicle on Hwy 11 near milepost 31.

Preliminary investigation reveled that a pedestrian, identified as Alicia Bernhardt (20) of Walla Walla, was struck by a northbound, what is believed to be, 2002-2003 Blue Honda Accord.  The vehicle fled the scene before emergency personnel arrived on scene.

The Accord should have sustained damage to the passenger side front corner and is now missing the passenger side mirror.

Bernhardt sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Oregon State Police at 1-800-442-2068 or *OSP (mobile) and refer to Senior Trooper Dan Chichester case# SP-20004675.

OSP was assisted Milton-Freewater Police Department and ODOT. 

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Fatal Crash on Hwy 97 - Deschutes County (Photo) - 01/01/20

On Tuesday, December 31, 2019 Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a three vehicle crash on Hwy 97 at the intersection of Hwy 370 (O'Neil Hwy).

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Chevrolet Suburban pulling a trailer, operated by Jose Parada-Rodriguez (70) of Terrebonne, was attempting to cross Hwy 97 and pulled out in front of a northbound Harley Davidson motorcycle, operated by Charles Smith (63) of Terrebonne, and a BMW X5, operated by Delita Cordes (62) of Madras.

Smith was transported to the hospital by air ambulance where he was pronounced deceased.

Parada-Rodriguez and Cordes were not injured.

OSP was assisted by the Redmond Police Department and ODOT.

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Fatal Crash on Hwy 140W - Klamath County (Photo) - 12/31/19

On Monday, December 30, 2019, at approximately 3:49 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 140W near milepost 34.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Chevy SUV, operated by a 17 year old female of Junction City, was traveling eastbound on Hwy 140W when she lost control of the vehicle and slid into the westbound lane. She collided with a westbound Ford F150 PU operated by Kristen Balin (25) of Klamath Falls.

The operator of the Chevy SUV sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Balin and her passenger, Jared Aguiar (27) of Klamath Falls, were not injured. 

OSP was assisted by ODOT, Klamath County Sheriff's Office, and Rocky Point Fire.  

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Fatal Crash on Hwy 255 - Curry County (Photo) - 12/30/19

On Monday, December 30, 2019 at approximately 9:10 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Hwy 255 near milepost 361.

Preliminary investigation reveals that a Ford F350, operated by Chester Mayer (50) of Coos Bay, was northbound on Hwy 255 when he failed to negotiate a curve, crossed the southbound lane, and left the roadway.

Mayer sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Mayer was last seen leaving a residence in Brookings on the evening of December 28, 2019 and was reported as a missing person to Brookings Police Department on December 29, 2019.

OSP was assisted by the Curry County Sheriff's Office, Brookings Police Department, Brookings Fire Department, Cal-Ore Ambulance, and ODOT. 

 

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Fatal Crash on Hwy 101 - Tillamook County (Photo) - 12/30/19

On Sunday, December 29, 2019 at approximately 4:31 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Highway 101 near milepost 80.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a red Pontiac Grand Am, operated by Dorene Anderson (65) of Tillamook, was northbound on Highway 101 when for unknown reasons the Pontiac left the road, struck a tree and came to rest in Beaver Creek.

Anderson sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased..

OSP was assisted by Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office and Nestucca Fire and Rescue. 

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UPDATE - Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Troopers Requesting Public's Assistance with Waste of Ducks and Geese - Tillamook County (Photo) - 12/29/19

OSP would like to thank the media and the public for their assistance with this case.  The subject believed to be involved has contacted OSP and the investigation is continuing.

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The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division is asking for the public's help locating the person(s) responsible for the unlawful waste of several ducks and geese in Tillamook County.

On Thursday, December 26, 2019, Fish and Wildlife Troopers responded to a report of three garbage bags full of birds found by a person while walking their dog.  The bags were located near the Nestucca River in the area of the Cloverdale Boat Launch and the Cloverdale Water District building.  

A total of eight geese and five ducks were found within the three garbage bags.  Three of the geese had the breast meat removed and the rest were left to waste. 

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

** Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators**

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

Preference Point Rewards:

* 5 Points-Bighorn Sheep

* 5 Points-Rocky Mountain Goat

* 5 Points-Moose

* 5 Points-Wolf

* 4 Points-Elk

* 4 Points-Deer

* 4 Points-Antelope

* 4 Points-Bear

* 4 Points-Cougar

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

CASH REWARDS:

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

* $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope

* $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf

* $300 Habitat Destruction

* $200 Illegally Obtaining License/Tag(s)

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

* $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl

* $100 Furbearers

* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish

 

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

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

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

 

 

Fatal Crash on Hwy 101 - Coos County - 12/29/19

On Sunday, December 29, 2019 at approximately 12:05 A.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle crash on Hwy 101 near mile post 241.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Ford Focus, operated by John Shorb (27) of Myrtle Point, was northbound on Hwy 101 when he struck a pedestrian, Daniel Fowers (74) of Coos Bay, which was crossing Hwy 101. 

Fowers sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

OSP was assisted by the Coos County Sheriff's Office, Millington Fire Department, Bay Cities Ambulance, and ODOT.

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Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Troopers Requesting Public's Assistance with Unlawful Take and Waste of Buck Deer - Deschutes County (Photo) - 12/29/19

The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public's help for information regarding the person(s) responsible for the unlawful take of a buck deer east of Bend near Pine Mountain. 

The buck deer was found shot and left to waste.  Troopers believe the deer was shot sometime during the week of Christmas.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact OSP Trooper Aaron Roth 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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Subject arrested after stand-off in Aurora - 12/27/19

On Friday, December 27, 2019 at approximately 1:40 P.M., an Oregon State Police Trooper attempted to contact a green Acura after it passed the Trooper driving in a reckless manner.  The vehicle attempted to elude the Trooper until the vehicle stopped and the operator fled on foot into the residence located at 23531 Meadow Dr.  Aurora.  

The occupant of the home ran out of the residence and advised law enforcement the suspect was inside the residence.

Clackamas County SWAT arrived to assist and the suspect eventually exited the residence and was taken into custody without further incident.

Forrest Rankins (60) of Portland was transported to the Marion County Jail were he was lodged on charges of Reckless Driving, Recklessly Endangering, Attempt to Elude, Burglary, Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and numerous outstanding warrants for his arrest.

OSP was assisted by Clackamas County SWAT, Marion County Sheriff's Office, Wilsonville Police Department, Molalla Police Department, Gladstone Police Department,Tigard Police Department, and Aurora Fire Department.

Fatal Crash on Hwy 213 - Clackamas County - 12/26/19

On Wednesday, December 25, 2019 at approximately 8:00 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 213 near milepost 22.

Preliminary investigation shows that a Honda Civic, operated by Nathan Ward (38) of Silverton, was southbound on Hwy 213 when it left the roadway and struck multiple fence poles.

Ward sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. 

OSP was assisted by Mt. Angel Police Department, Silverton Fire Department, Woodburn Ambulance, and ODOT

Fatal Crash on Hwy 126W - Lane County - 12/25/19

On Wednesday, December 25, 2019  at approximately 4:30 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle collision on Hwy 126W near milepost 51.

Preliminary investigation revealed a red GMC Sierra pickup operated by Conrad Schwarzkopf (25) of Springfield, was eastbound on Hwy 126W when it struck a bicycle, operated by Travis Ewert (49) of Veneta, in the eastbound lane.

Ewert sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Schwarzkopf was not injured.

Hwy 126W was closed for approximately 4 hours with a detour in place.

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