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UPDATE - Bend area resident dies as a result of head on crash on Highway 97. (Klamath County) (Photo) - 07/19/19

***Update***

The deceased has been identified as 19 year old female Bend area resident Lauren Cantrell. 

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On Thursday July 18, 2019 at about 7:30 p.m., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle head on fatal crash on Highway 97 near milepost 197 in Klamath County. 

The investigation revealed that a white 2005 Jeep Liberty was traveling southbound on Highway 97 and for unknown reasons, drifted onto the southbound shoulder.  The operator of the Jeep reportedly overcorrected, and spun into the oncoming lane colliding with a 2014 grey Dodge Ram truck that was towing a travel trailer.  The 2014 Dodge Ram was operated by 57 year old Janesville, California resident, Clarence Noblet and his passenger and spouse, identified as 55 year old Laraine Noblet.

The driver of the Jeep Liberty was pronounced deceased at the scene as a result of the crash.  Identity of the deceased will be withheld until a notification to the family can be conducted.  Clarence and Laraine Noblet were transported to a Bend area hospital where they were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Distracted driving and speed are believed to be factors in this crash. 

Highway 97 was closed for approximately 4 hours as a result and OSP was assisted at the scene by ODOT, Chemult Rural Fire District and Crescent Fire District.

    

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Oregon State Police investigating sex abuse - Marion / Polk Counties (Photo) - 07/17/19

On Monday, July 15, 2019, Oregon State Police Detectives from the Salem Area Command arrested James Allen Moore (80) on one count of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree.

The arrest stemmed from an incident that occurred in early June, when Moore sexually abused a 9 year old female, who was known to him. 

Moore was actively involved with his church, where he worked with children for decades in the Willamette Valley. With his involvement with children, OSP is concerned there could be more victims. If you have any information regarding Moore, please contact the Oregon State Police Northern Command Center at *OSP or 1-800-442-0776 and reference Detective Ian McKay.

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Oregon State Police investigating theft of trailer.- Douglas County (Photo) - 07/16/19

Oregon State Police is investigating the theft of an enclosed utility trailer which contained about $30,000 worth of striping equipment and materials. 

On July 2, 2019 the victim was driving south on I-5 in south Douglas County when he experienced a flat tire.  He left the trailer and returned on July 3 and the trailer was missing.  It appears the trailer was driven with a flat tire and the tire marks lead to the Glendale area.

Three paint stripers, similar to one in picture, were in the trailer.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Senior Trooper Dave Stone at OSP Roseburg office 541-440-3334

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Motorcyclist dies in crash on Hwy 101 - Coos County - 07/16/19

On Monday, July 15, 2019 at approximately 10:30 P.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 101 near milepost 279.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2003 Yamaha Motorcycle, operated by Robert Killough (52) of Bandon, OR. was traveling south on Hwy 101 when it left the roadway and crashed.

Killough sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Oregon State Police was assisted by the Coos County Sheriff's Department, Bandon Police Department, Bandon Fire Department, Bay Cities Ambulance, and ODOT.

Pedestrian dies while crossing I-205 - Clackamas County - 07/15/19

On Monday, July 15, 2019 at approximately 5:05 A.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to the report of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle on I-205 near mile post 12.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the pedestrian was headed east crossing the northbound lanes of I-205. The pedestrian was struck by a 2019 Ford Cargo Van operated by Steven Stewart (56) of Donald, OR.

The pedestrian sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. He will not be identified until next of kin can be notified.

Stewart remained on scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

OSP was assisted by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Clackamas County Fire Department, and ODOT

Fatal Crash Highway 30 -- Baker County -- Corrected Date - 07/14/19

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Sunday morning’s single vehicle double fatal crash on Highway 30 in Baker County. 

On July 14, 2019 at about 2:30 AM, OSP troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle double fatal crash on Highway 30 near milepost 45.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Chevrolet Malibu, operated by Jesse Butler, age 30, from Baker City, was traveling eastbound on Highway 30.  The Chevrolet Malibu failed to negotiate a left curve and crashed through the guardrail causing extensive damage to the guardrail. The Chevrolet Malibu rolled several times and traveled approximately 200 feet and struck a utility pole. 

Butler was ejected and died from injuries at the scene.  A passenger, Travis Culbertson, age 36, from Baker City, also died from injuries sustained in the crash. 

Highway 30 was closed for several hours during the investigation.  

OSP was assisted by the Baker County Sheriff’s Office, ODOT, Baker Fire, Haines Fire and Oregon Trail Electric Co-op. 

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Fatal Crash Highway 228 near Brownsville -- Linn County (Photo) - 07/12/19

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Thursday afternoon’s two vehicle fatal crash on Highway 228 near Brownsville. 

On July 11, 2019 at about 1:40 PM, OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a report of an injury crash on Hwy 228 near milepost 2.5.

Preliminary Investigation revealed that a Jeep Cherokee operated by, Michael McDaniel, age 69, from Brownsville, was traveling westbound on HWY 228 near milepost 2.   For unknown reasons the Jeep Cherokee drifted over the center line and struck an eastbound fully loaded Kenworth log truck, operated by Bradley Crowson, age 48, from Springfield.

McDaniel died at the scene as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.  Crowson received only minor injuries.

Highway 228 was closed for approximately 4 hours during the investigation. 

OSP was assisted by local fire/ems, ODOT and the Linn County Sheriff’s Office. 

Photograph provided by OSP. 

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Fatal Crash Highway 211 near Molalla -- Clackamas County (Photo) - 07/11/19

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Thursday afternoon’s two vehicle fatal crash on Highway 211 near Molalla. 

On July 11, 2019 at about 3:20 PM, OSP troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Highway 211 near South Mackburg Road. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Saturn Ion, operated by Tyler Bracken, age 18 and passeger Eric Santos, age 18, both from Beaverton, were traveling southbound on Highway 211. Bracken attempted to pass several vehicles in the northbound lane on a blind corner.  A Ford F250 pickup, operated by Craig Buche, age 53, from Molalla, was approaching in the northbound lane of travel.  Bracken veered to the right, applied his brakes, overcorrected and lost control.  The Saturn Ion travelled onto a soft shoulder and began sliding across both lanes of travel and was struck by the Ford F250 pickup. 

Bracken was transported by air-ambulance to Oregon Health Science University for life threatening injuries and Santos was pronounced deceased at the scene after life saving measures were perfomed.  Buche did not sustain any injuries during the crash. 

Highway 211 was closed for approximately 4 hours during the investigation. 

OSP was asssited by Clackamas County SO, ODOT, Molalla Fire District and Molalla PD.

The investigation is continuing

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Fatal Crash on Interstate 5 - Josephine County **Deceased Identified** - 07/10/19

 

***Update***

The male has been identified as Michael D. Kerrigan, age 61, mainly from Los Angles, California.

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On Saturday, June 29, 2019 at approximately 10:24 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers received multiple calls regarding  a subject walking on Interstate 5 in both northbound and southbound travel lanes. Troopers were actively looking for the subject when a passing motorist advised them a vehicle had struck a pedestrian near milepost 58.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2009 Toyota Camry, operated by Shannon Baldwin (51) of Central Point, was  southbound on I5 when he struck the unidentified male subject in the travel lane.

The unidentified male subject sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Baldwin and his passenger, Hope Sakrison (55) of Central Point, were transported to the hospital and treated for minor injuries.

I5 southbound was closed briefly and then reduced to one lane of travel for approximately 2 1/2 hours following the crash. OSP was assisted by ODOT, Grants Pass DPS, Grants Pass Fire, and AMR.

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Minor Injuries from Plane Crash near Newport (Photo)** Updated Release*** - 07/09/19

*** Update #2***

This is the complete release and no other releases are anticipated.

 

On July 8, 2019 at 5:10 PM, Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a plane crash, on the beach, north of the Jetty in Newport.

The preliminary investigation determined the plane was a Cessna 172 Skyhawk II and was flown by Dean Sawyer, age 66, from Newport. Sawyer had two passengers, on the four seater plane, and they were identified as Deborah Reasoner, age 61, from Molalla and a seven year old juvenile also from Molalla ( the relationship between the juvenile and Reasoner is unknown).

Sawyer departed from the Newport airport approximately 4:30 PM and flew around the Depoe Bay area. Near Newport, Sawyer started to notice there was a mechanical problem with the plane and attempted to return to the Newport airport. Sawyer realized the plane did not have enough altitude to fly to the airport so he planned for an emergency landing on the beach. Sawyer was able to land the plane on the beach just north of the Jetty.

All three occupants were transported to the Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital in Newport. Both Sawyer and the juvenile received minor injuries and were released from the hospital. Reasoner sustained serious injuries and was Lifeflighted to a Portland hospital.

Sawyer is the current Mayor of Newport and has had a pilot's license for 40 years. Sawyer has been flying, the plane that crash, for over 30 years.

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***Update #1***

The location of the crash is on the North side of the Jetty in Newport near the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse.

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On July 8, 2019 at 5:10 PM, Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a plane crash on the beach near South Beach State Park. The pilot and his two passengers were transported to the local hospital with minor injuries. 

The Oregon State Police is continuing with the investigation and more information will be released as soon as possible. 

 

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Fatal Motorcycle Crash near Hermiston - 07/09/19

On Monday, July 8, 2019 at approximately 4:21 PM, Troopers from the Pendleton Area Command and emergency personnel responded to the report of a ,single fatal, multiple vehicle crash on SR-207 near MP 4.  

The preliminary investigation revealed a grey  2013 Dodge pickup, operated by David Wayne Morgan, age 75, of Hermiston, OR was traveling north bound on SR-207 when he made a left turn onto the premises of the Short Stop convenience store.   A red 1984 Yamaha XT2 motorcycle, operated by Nathaniel John Bloomer, age 56, of Hermiston, OR was traveling south bound on SR-207 and collided into the side of a 1987 Charm horse trailer being towed by Morgan.  Mr. Nathaniel John Bloomer suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at Good Shepherd Medical Center.

SR-207 was closed for approximately one hour following the crash.  OSP was assisted by ODOT, the Umatilla County Fire Distict #1 and the Umatilla County Sheriff's Office.

Alcohol is being investgated as a contributing factor of the crash.

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Single Vehicle Fatal Crash on Hwy 26 - Warm Springs - 07/07/19

On Saturday, July 6, 2019, at approximately 5:30 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Hwy 26 near mile post 81 in Wasco County.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a white 2006 Ford F-350 pickup, operated by Calvin D. Craig (79) of Ridgefield, WA. was traveling eastbound on Hwy 26 when for unknown reasons the pickup left the roadway and rolled.

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

Two passengers, identified as Jenny Craig (76) of Ridgefield, WA. and Edward Totland (55) of Tacoma, WA. were transported via ground ambulance to St. Charles Madras.

Both lanes of Hwy 26 were closed for several hours following the crash.

The Oregon State Police were assisted by Warm Springs Police Department, Warm Springs Fire and Rescue and ODOT.  

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Single vehicle crash on Dick George Rd. - Josephine County (Photo) - 07/05/19

On Friday, July 5, 2019 at about 12:04 A.M. Oregon State Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Dick George Road near Cave Junction.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a red Honda Civic was traveling on Dick George Road when for unknown reasons left the roadway and rolled several times. 

The three occupants, none believed to be wearing seat belts, were all ejected. 

Occupants are identified as:

  • Roman Duncan (21) of Cave Junction sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.
  • Makenzie Holmes (21) of Cave Junction was transported with serious injuries.
  • Thomas Pitts (19) of Grants Pass was transported with serious injuries.

Oregon State Police was assisted by Illinois Valley Fire Department, AMR, and Mercy Flights.

 

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Two vehicle fatal crash on Hwy 207 - Wheeler County - 07/05/19

On Thursday, July 4, 2019 at approximately 11:40 A.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a motor vehicle crash on HWY 207 near milepost 19.

Preliminary investigation reveals that 2015 Ford F350 (pulling a trailer), operated by Yancey Fall (51) of Prineville, was northbound. A 2013 Kawasaki motorcycle, operated by Frank Lord Jr. (52) of Tigard, was southbound when he lost control, in a corner, and slid into the the Ford F350 and trailer.

Lord sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Oregon State Police was assisted by Emergency Medical Services from Fossil and Spray, the Wheeler County Sheriff's Office and ODOT.

Hwy 207 was closed for approximately 5 hours. 

UPDATE ARREST MADE - Oregon State Medical Examiner Identifies Body Found in Phoenix, OR on April 4, 2019 - Jackson County - 07/05/19

On Friday, July 5, 2019, the Oregon State Police arrested 36 year old Daniel James Burda for the death of Dennis Day. This investigation was worked cooperatively with the Jackson County District Attorney’s office.

Burda was lodged in the Jackson County Jail on the following charges:

  • Manslaughter II
  • Criminally Negligent Homicide
  • Abuse of a Corpse II
  • Criminal Mistreatment
  • Identity Theft

This is still an active investigation and there will be no further comment at this time.

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Below is a timeline of significant events in the Dennis Day investigation.

On July 13, 2018, the Phoenix Police Department and Jackson County Fire District #5 responded to the residence at 510 Pine St. Phoenix, on a medical call.  Henry (aka: Ernie) Caswell (Day’s Husband) had fallen several times. Henry was transported to the hospital and later a care facility where he has been residing since.

On July 17, 2018, the Phoenix Police Department learns that Dennis Day is going to visit friends and would be back in several days. Phoenix Police Department conduct several welfare checks at the residence over the next several weeks.

On July 26, 2018, Oregon State Police responds to a domestic disturbance call on Hwy 42 near milepost 30 in Coos County.  A male and female were in possession of a vehicle that belonged to Dennis Day. The female (driver) was cited for driving while suspended and the vehicle was impounded.

On July 27, 2018, Phoenix Police Department enters Dennis Day as missing in LEDS/NCIC. They then conducted another search of the house and were UTL any persons.

On August 8, 2018, Phoenix Police Department receives a report of “bad smell” coming from 510 Pine St.  Officers respond and notes “nothing observed or smelled in the area”.

On January 28, 2019, a meeting was held involving Phoenix Police Department, Jackson County Sheriff’s office and the Oregon State Police to discuss the case.  The Sheriff’s office and OSP each provide a detective to assist. 

On April 4, 2019, Phoenix Police Department obtain the use of cadaver dog and locate a body in the house.

On April 4, 2019, the Jackson County Major Assault Death Investigation Unit (MADIU) is activated and the Oregon State Police becomes the lead agency.

On June 6, 2019, the Medical Examiner’s office has identified the body found in the residence under strong circumstantial evidence.

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On June 6, 2019, the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s office identified the body found in the residence listed in previous release by investigation, evidence, and other information as that of missing person, Dennis Day. Despite their efforts, investigators were unable to utilize dental records or DNA due to the condition of the remains.

The investigation remains ongoing by the Oregon State Police.

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On Thursday, April 4, 2019, the Medford Assault and Death Investigation Unit (MADIU) was contacted by the Phoenix Police Department after human remains were discovered at 510 Pine Street in Phoenix, Oregon.

Oregon State Police investigators were assigned to lead the death investigation and are being assisted by the Jackson County District Attorney’s Office, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Medford Police Department, and the Oregon State Police Forensics Lab.

At this time, the human remains have not been identified and the investigation is ongoing.

MADIU consists of investigators from the Jackson County District Attorney’s Office, Medford Police Department, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Central Point Police Department, Ashland Police Department, and the Oregon State Police.

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Traffic Stop in John Day ends with arrest for possession of a destructive device - Grant County (Photo) - 07/03/19

On Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at approximately 6:43 P.M. an Oregon State Police Trooper assigned to the John Day Worksite conducted a traffic stop on a 2015 Toyota Scion on HWY 26 near milepost 163.

The driver, Jeremiah Alsop (37) of Prairie City, was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants and two felony warrants.

The registered owner of the Toyota, Alycia Howes (22), was arrested on a felony warrant.

The third passenger, Tanner Prock (22), was arrested by the John Day Police Department as a result of an earlier investigation.

During the traffic contact an explosive device was located.  

The Oregon State Police Explosives Unit responded and rendered the device safe.

HWY 26 was closed for about 2 1/2 hours.

Alsop will be additionally charged with unlawful possession of a destructive device and possession of methamphetamine. 

Howes will additionally charged with possession of methamphetamine. 

UPDATE - Man dies in mowing accident on Hwy 42 - Douglas County - 07/03/19

The deceased has been identified as Keith Ericson (49) with last known addresses in Rapid City, SD and Santa Monica, CA.

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On Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at approximately 9:15 A.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a medical call on Hwy 42 near milepost 59.

Preliminary investigation revealed an ODOT employee was mowing adjacent to the eastbound shoulder and hit an adult male that is believed to have been sleeping in the grass.

ODOT employees immediately called for Emergency Medical Services and attempted first aid.

The adult male sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

The name will not be released until OSP can confirm next of kin has been notified.

Oregon State Police was assisted by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Tenmile Fire Department and Douglas County Fire District 2.

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UPDATE #2- Oregon State Police looking for witnesses to fatal hit and run crash - Klamath County (Photo) - 07/03/19

On Tuesday, July 2, 2019, a tip led Oregon State Police Troopers to a residence in Klamath Falls.  At the residence Troopers located a 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe that is believed to be the vehicle that struck and killed Mr. Rittenhouse on June 15, 2019. 

Troopers identified Alizabeth Witheril (20) of Klamath Falls as the driver of the vehicle that struck Mr. Rittenhouse.  She was arrested for Failure to Perform Duties of Driver to Injured Persons (Hit and Run) and Tampering with Physical Evidence. 

Blake Hooke (18) of Klamath Falls was arrested for Tampering with Physical Evidence.   

Oregon State Police thanks the public for their assistance in this investigation.

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The Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation into the fatal hit and run crash which occurred on Saturday, June 15, 2019. OSP is providing the attached photo, of a piece of the suspect vehicle, in hopes that someone will recognize the piece or damage to the front bumper area of a vehicle they are familiar with.

Contact the Oregon State Police by dialing *OSP or  541-883-5711.

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On Saturday, June 15, 2019, at approximately 3:47 AM, Klamath County 911 received a call of a man found in the middle of South 6th Street at the intersection with Gary Street.

Klamath County Fire District 1 responded to assist the man, who was later identified as Henry Rittenhouse, age 36, of Klamath Falls; however, he was pronounced deceased at the scene.

On scene investigation determined that Mr. Rittenhouse had been struck by a vehicle that left the scene.  The suspect vehicle is gray in color; however, there are no additional descriptors of the vehicle that struck Mr. Rittenhouse at this time.  

The Oregon State Police was assisted at the scene by the Klamath Falls Police Department, the Klamath County Sheriff's Office, Klamath County Fire District 1, and ODOT.

Any one with information on this incident, or with information on the suspect vehicle, is asked to call Oregon State Police Dispatch at *OSP or  541-883-5711.

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OSP looking for information regarding attempted abduction at Milo McIver State Park (Photo) - 07/03/19

On Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at approximately 6:50 P.M. an unidentified white male attempted to abduct a 13 year old female at Milo McIver State Park.

The suspect is described as a white male adult, 30 to 40 years of age, 5'7" or 5'8" tall with an average build,  He had short brown curly hair and was unshaven.  He was wearing a red and black plaid shirt with blue jeans. (Please see attached sketch provided by Clackamas County Detective).

He was driving a red two door pickup.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Oregon State Police at *OSP or 503-375-3555.

OSP was assisted by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.

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Two vehicle fatal crash on Hwy 36 - Lane County (Photo) - 07/01/19

On Sunday, June 30, 2019 at approximately 2:28 P.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a report of two vehicle crash on Hwy 36 near milepost 36. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Dodge pickup, operated by Josh Berlanga (36) of Junction City, was traveling west on Hwy 36 when for an unknown reason crossed into the eastbound lane and collided with an eastbound white Ford pickup, operated by Patrick Gulick (73) of Blachly, OR.

Both drivers were transported via air ambulance with life threatening injuries. 

Gulick was later pronounced deceased at Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis. 

Hwy 36 was closed for about  4 1/2 hours.  OSP was assisted by Junction City Fire Department, Lane County Fire Department, and ODOT.

      

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Father and son plead guilty to illegal hunting activities - Union County (Photo) - 07/01/19

On June 10, 2019 Kyle and Richard “Rick” Bowen, both of LaGrande, plead guilty in Union County Circuit Court to charges involving illegal hunting activities in the Mt. Emily unit. 

An investigation conducted by the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division in LaGrande found that during the 2018 archery elk season Kyle Bowen harvested a trophy class bull elk in the Mt. Emily wildlife unit.  The Mt. Emily unit is a controlled elk hunting unit with a minimal number of tags issued each year for the hunting of branch antlered bull elk.  Currently a hunter will need to wait at least 18-years to draw a tag to hunt branch antlered bull elk in the Mt. Emily unit. 

Kyle Bowen only possessed a general season archery elk tag in 2018.  The investigation found that his father, Richard “Rick” Bowen assisted Kyle with the unlawful hunting activity.  As part of the investigation a search warrant was served at the Bowen residence. 

Kyle Bowen plead guilty to Class- A misdemeanor for hunting in violation of the wildlife laws.  Kyle was sentenced to the following:

  • 36 – month hunting license suspension.  This includes no hunting or assisting others in hunting.
  • 18 – month probation.  This includes a letter of apology to a private landowner and no entry onto that property.
  • 10 – days jail with work crew eligibility. 
  • $7,500 restitution to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • $100 bench probation fee.
  • Forfeiture of equipment utilized in the illegal take including a Mathews bow, Zeiss binoculars, Garmin GPS, Rokman frame pack, Badlands backpack, Sitka clothing, cellphone, trail cameras, elk calls and other archery equipment seized.
  • Forfeiture of 6x6 bull elk antlers and associated elk meat.
  • Forfeiture of 7x7 bull elk antlers that were unlawfully possessed. 

 

Charges for Criminal Trespass and unlawful possession of wildlife (7x7 elk antlers) were dismissed and a charge of tampering with evidence was discharged as conditions of the plea agreement. 

Richard “Rick” Bowen plead guilty to a charge of Aid, Assist, Counsel or Share in the Proceeds of a wildlife violation a Class-A misdemeanor.  Richard was sentenced to the following:

  • 36 – month hunting license suspension.  This includes no hunting or assisting others in hunting.
  • 18 – month probation.  This includes a letter of apology to a private landowner and no entry onto that property.
  • 8 – days jail with work crew eligibility. 
  • $7,500 restitution to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • $100 bench probation fee.
  • Forfeiture of equipment utilized in the illegal take.
  • Forfeiture of marijuana seized.
     
    Charges for criminal trespass and unlawful possession of marijuana were dismissed as conditions of the plea agreement. 
     

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Fatal Crash Highway 22E near Gates -- Marion County - 06/24/19

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Saturday evening’s multi-vehicle fatal crash on Highway 22E near Gates. 

On Saturday, June 22, 2019 at about 7:10 p.m., OSP Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 22E near milepost 39.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a Toyota 4Runner, operated by Cody Schalk, age 33, from Salem, was traveling westbound, attempting to pass when it encountered eastbound traffic.  The Toyota 4Runner had minor contact with an eastbound Kia Optima, operated by Brian Douglas Smith, age 30, from Bend.  The Toyota 4Runner left the roadway before coming back on and having a major collision with an eastbound 2013 Ford Fiesta, operated by Raul Bello, age 34, from Bend.  There were three passengers in the Ford Fiesta, which ended up in the north ditch on its side.  The first passenger of the Ford Fiesta, a male juvenile, received life-threatening injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene after significant life-saving efforts.  The second passenger of the Ford Fiesta, a female juvenile, received serious injuries and was transported by air ambulance from the scene to OHSU.  The third passenger of the Ford Fiesta, Vanessa Bello, age 29, from Bend, was injured and transported by ground ambulance to the Salem Hospital, where she was admitted.  Raul Bello was also transported by ground to the Salem Hospital, where he was treated and released.  A Trooper assisted in giving him a ride to OHSU to be with his daughter.

Schalk and his passengers Elizabeth Thiel, age 32, Mitchell Waterworth, age 33, and two female juveniles, all from the Salem area, received minor injuries and were treated at the scene. 

Highway 22E was closed initially for about 2 hours due to first aid efforts and scene preservation.  OSP and ODOT then set up a detour to allow both directions of travel to continue while an OSP Reconstruction Team investigated the scene of the collision.  OSP was assisted at the scene by Gates Rural Fire, Mill City Fire, Lyons Fire and ODOT. 

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

No photographs for release. 

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