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OSP Requesting Assistance with Shooting and Waste of Doe Deer in Adrian, OR - Malheur County - 11/13/19

The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public's help to identify the person(s) responsible for shooting and leaving to waste a doe deer in Adrian, OR.  

This occurred within a few days prior to November 9, 2019. 

The deceased deer was located in a cornfield near the intersection of Miller Rd. and Red Top Rd..

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

** 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)

Single Vehicle versus Pedestrian Fatal Crash on I-84- Sherman County - 11/12/19

On Monday, November 11, 2019 at approximately 5:45 pm, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash involving a pedestiran on I-84 near MP 104.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a red and white 2016 Peterbilt Commerical Motor Vehicle, operated by Keith Allen Hille, age 31, of Moscow Mills, Missouri, was traveling westbound on I-84 in the slow lane, when he noticed a reflective vest moving around in the lane of travel. He initially thought the vest was blowing around then realized the vest was being worn by a pedestrian, identified as Alejandro Lozano Rivas, age 33, of Biggs Junction, Oregon. Hille swerved to avoid Lozano Rivas, but was unable to avoid striking him. Lozano Rivas suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Hille stopped immediately after the collison and is cooperating with the investigation.

OSP was assisted by the Sherman County Sheriff's Office, the Sherman County District Attorney's Office and ODOT.  

Single Vehicle Fatal Crash on Hwy 38 - Douglas County - 11/10/19

On Saturday, November 9, 2019, at approximately 2:45 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Hwy 38 near mile post 25 approximately 10 miles west of Elkton.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2016 GMC Canyon Pickup, operated by John Norlin (84) of Roseburg, was traveling on Hwy 38 when for unknown reasons left the roadway and struck a tree.

Norlin sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

One lane of Hwy 38 was closed for approximately four hours after the crash.

OSP was assisted Scottsburg FD, ODOT, and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

(No photos are available)

 

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Single Vehicle Fatal Crash on Hwy 97 - Klamath County (Photo) - 11/10/19

On Saturday, November 9, 2019, at approximately 10:48 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 97 near mile post 281. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that a red Honda Civic, operated by William Ogle (23) of Klamath Falls, was traveling north on Hwy 97 when for unknown reasons left the roadway and rolled several times.

Ogle sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Hwy 97 was reduced to one lane for approximately one hour following the crash.

OSP was assisted by Klamath County Fire District #1 and ODOT.

 

 

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OSP Fish and Wildlife Troopers Seeking Public's Assistance in Illegal Shooting of Bald Eagle Lower Cow Creek-- Douglas County (Photo) - 11/08/19

Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish and Wildlife troopers are seeking the public’s assistance regarding a bald eagle being illegally shot with a firearm on Lower Cow Creek Road near West Fork Cow Creek Road. 

On November 7, 2019 at about 9:00 AM, OSP Fish and Wildlife troopers responded to a reported bald eagle that was deceased in Lower Cow Creek.  Upon examination by Fish and Wildlife troopers and personnel from Umpqua Wildlife Rescue, it was determined that the bald eagle died from being shot by a firearm.  It is believed the bald eagle had been deceased for one to two days before being reported.

In conjunction with The TIP program and the Oregon Hunters Association TIP reward fund, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a reward up to $2,500 for information leading to a criminal conviction of the person(s) responsible for the shooting.  The bald eagle is currently protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. The killing or possession of a bald eagle or its parts is a violation of both Acts, punishable by imprisonment of up to one year and a fine of up to $100,000.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact OSP Senior Trooper Kyle Bachmeier or Senior Trooper Curtis Weaver 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-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)

 

 

 

 

 

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Fatal Crash on Hwy 140W - Lake County - 11/08/19

On Wednesday, November 8, 2019 at approximately 5:03 A.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 140W near milepost 74.

Preliminary investigation reveals that a green Chevrolet Suburban, operated by Nicholas Whitebread-Lanaro (19) of Bly, was eastbound when for unknown reasons left the roadway and rolled several times. 

Whitebread-Lanaro sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

OSP was assisted by the Lakeview Disaster Unit and ODOT

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Serious Injury Crash on Interstate 84 - Morrow County (Photo) - 11/08/19

On Thursday, November 7, 2019, at approximately 2:00 A.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of single vehicle rollover crash on I-84 near milepost 151. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that a light blue 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee, occupied by Jason Michael Gentilini (29) of Beaverton and Ariel Leigh Holien (28) of Hillsboro, was traveling eastbound on Interstate 84 when for unknown reasons the Jeep drifted off the interstate causing the vehicle to roll. OSP is still investigating which person was driving.   

Holien was flown by helicopter to Virginia Mason Medical Center then to Haborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington with serious injuries. 

Gentilini was transported to Good Shepherd Medical Center by ground Ambulance then to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with serious injuries.  

OSP was assisted by Morrow County Sheriff’s Office, Gilliam County Sheriff’s Office, Boardman Police Department and ODOT. 

OSP is requesting anyone who witnessed the crash or the vehicle before the crash to contact the Oregon State Police at *OSP and refer to Sergeant Placido Lopez.  

 

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Fatal crash on Hwy 140 - Jackson County (Photo) - 11/06/19

On Tuesday,  November 5, 2019 at approximately 1:45 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Highway 140 at the intersection of Kershaw Road.

Preliminary Investigation revealed that 2000 gold Ford Explorer, operated by Enrique Hames (25) of Argentina, was northbound on Kershaw Rd. when it failed to stop at the traffic control device onto Hwy 140.  The Ford drove into the path of an eastbound 2005 Fleetwood Motor home operated by William Silva (41) of Grants Pass.

Hames was transported with serious injuries. 

Silva was transported with minor injuries.

 

There were two passengers in the Ford -

Nicole Rossi (24) of Argentina was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

Cristina Hernandez Selles (26) of Spain sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

 

OSP was assisted by Jackson County Fire District 3, Jackson County Sheriff's Office, and ODOT

Next of kin was notified with the assistance of the Spanish Consulate. 

  

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Fatal crash on Hwy 97 - Deschutes County - 11/05/19

On Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at approximately 11:45 A.M. Oregon State Police troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Highway 97 near milepost 128 (intersection with 61st St.) 

Preliminary investigation revealed that a blue 2017 Subaru Legacy, operated by Linda Dent (76) of Redmond, was southbound on Highway 97 when for unknown reasons crossed into the northbound slow lane and into the path of a 2018 Ram 3500.  The Ram 3500, an Oregon Department of Transportation Incident Response Vehicle, was operated by John Benson (38) of Redmond.

Dent was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Benson was transported to St Charles Hospital in Bend with minor injuries.

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

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Search Warrant for Illegal Marijuana Extraction Operation near Dexter -- Lane County (Photo) - 10/31/19

On October 23, 2019, the Oregon State Police (OSP) Northwest Region Marijuana team executed a search warrant at a rural property in the 38000 block of Dexter Road, near Dexter.

The search warrant was executed by investigators after Inspectors with the Oregon Liquor Control Commission’s (OLCC) Medical Marijuana Division discovered an illegal marijuana extraction operation at an out-of-compliance Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) medical grow site.  The illicit extraction laboratory was discovered operating in a makeshift outdoor structure with unsanitary conditions and was not licensed to process cannabis by OLCC, OMMP, or the Oregon Department of Agriculture’s Industrial Hemp Program. 

Two suspects were located at the property.  Among evidence seized were 10 firearms, one of which was stolen, approximately 216 pounds (over 100,000 mL) of cannabis extracts and two butane hash oil extraction machines valued at $120,000.00.  Also seized were items relating to the manufacture and sale of counterfeit vape cartridges.

The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Eugene Resident Office, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office and OLCC assisted. 

Charges of Unlawful Possession of Marijuana (any unlawful extract), Unlawful Delivery of a Marijuana Item and Unlawful Manufacture of a Marijuana Item (cannabinoid extract) will be forwarded to the Lane County District Attorney for consideration.  Names of the suspects are being withheld pending review of the case by the Lane County District Attorney’s Office.

No further information for release. 

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Double fatality crash on Hwy 18 - Yamhill County (Photo) - 10/31/19

On Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at approximately 7:30 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 18 near milepost 35.  

Preliminary investigation indicates that a black 1994 Honda Accord, operated by Kyra Loucks (32) of Sheridan, was eastbound on Hwy18 when a westbound white 1995 Honda Civic, operated by Evan Anderson (27) of Willamina,  attempted to turn left, into a business driveway, in the path of the Accord.

Loucks was not seriously injured in the crash,

Anderson and front seat passenger Jeramiah Villarreal (34) of McMinnville were transported to Salem Hospital with non life threatening injuries.

The two passengers in the backseat of the Civic, Ralph Lehn (35) of McMinnville and Claudia Barclay (49) of Eugene, sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased.

Hwy 18 was closed for approximately four hours.

OSP was assisted by Yamhill County Sheriffs Office, ODOT, and Sheridan Fire Department.

 

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Hit and Run Vehicle Versus Pedestrian Crash -- Josephine County (Photo) - 10/30/19

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into this morning’s hit and run vehicle versus pedestrian crash on Highway 46 (Caves Highway) near the intersection of Laurel Road in rural Josephine County. 

On October 30, 2019 at about 1:49 a.m., OSP troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a vehicle crash on Highway 46 (Caves Highway) near the intersection of Laurel Road.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a black 1999 Mercedes C28 was traveling eastbound on Highway 46 (Caves Highway) when it struck a pedestrian in the roadway.  The driver of the vehicle fled the scene prior to the arrival of first responders. The unidentified pedestrian was transported by air ambulance to Rogue Regional Medical Center with serious injuries.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Illinois Valley Fire.

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when available.  Anyone with information regarding the investigation is asked to call OSP Southern Command Center (*OSP) and reference Case #SP19-384956.

Photograph provided by OSP. 

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ### 
Twitter: @ORStatePolice 
Facebook: @ospsocial

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Update -- Fatal Pedestrian Crash Highway 99W near Junction City -- Lane County -- Names Released - 10/29/19

The driver of the Mercury Cougar is identified as Robbin WILSON, age 56, from Monroe.

The pedestrian is identified as Megan THORNTON, age 34, unknown city of residence. 

Previous Release:

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Friday evening’s fatal pedestrian crash on Highway 99W near Junction City. 

On Friday October 25th at about 10:43 PM, OSP troopers and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle versus a pedestrian crash on Highway 99W near Milepost 111.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Mercury Cougar, operated by an adult female, was traveling northbound when it struck an adult female pedestrian. 

The female pedestrian sustained fatal injuries as a result of the collision and was pronounced deceased at the hospital.  The female pedestrian has yet to be identified by investigators.  The driver of the Mercury Cougar was not injured and is cooperating with investigators. 

Highway 99W was partially closed for about 4 hours following the crash.

OSP was assisted by Junction City PD, Lane Fire Authority and ODOT.

Names are being withheld pending identification of the deceased female pedestrian and next of kin notification. 

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

No photographs for release.

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ### 
Twitter: @ORStatePolice 
Facebook: @ospsocial

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OSP Fish and Wildlife is looking for information on a Doe Mule Deer left to waste in Crook County (Photo) - 10/28/19

The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public's help for information regarding the unlawful take and waste of a doe Mule Deer east of Powell Butte on Valley View Rd.  The doe Mule Deer was shot on Thursday October 24th at 6:44am.  

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact OSP Senior Trooper Scott 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-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)

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ### 
Twitter: @ORStatePolice 
Facebook: @ospsocial

 

 

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Fatal Crash Highway 126W near Walton -- Lane County - 10/28/19

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Saturday morning’s single vehicle fatal crash on Highway 126W near Walton.

On Saturday October 26, 2019 at about 10:12 AM, OSP troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle fatal crash on Highway 126W near milepost 35.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Chevrolet pickup, operated by Olivia Jean Minniear, age 26, from Elmira, left the roadway for unknown reasons impacting multiple trees before rolling over and coming to rest on its top in a small creek.  Minniear was pronounced deceased at the scene by EMS personnel.

OSP was assisted at the scene by Lane Fire Authority and ODOT. 

No photographs for release.

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ### 
Twitter: @ORStatePolice 
Facebook: @ospsocial

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Multi-Vehicle Fatal Crash I-5 near Woodburn -- Marion County (Photo) - 10/26/19

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into this morning’s multi-vehicle fatal crash on I-5 near Woodburn. 

On Saturday, October 26, 2019 at about 4:09 am, OSP troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a four vehicle crash on I-5 at milepost 269. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that a black 2019 Mazda sedan, operated by Valeria Villasenor-Sibrian, age 23, from Salem, was traveling southbound on I-5 when it rear-ended a silver 2013 Toyota Scion, operated by Artemio Jaen Davila, age 24, from Beaverton. 

Davila's vehicle left the roadway, went underneath the cable barrier in the median, and was struck by a northbound gray 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe, operated by Vanessa Underwood, age 55, from Salem.  Davila suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.  A passenger in Davila's vehicle left the location on foot and was not located. 

A fourth vehicle, a white 2017 Dodge Ram pickup, operated by Theresa Peters, age 52, from Salem, was traveling northbound and struck the Hyundai Santa Fe. 

All four occupants from the Santa Fe and the driver of the Dodge Ram pickup were transported to the Salem Hospital, three with serious injuries.

I-5 northbound and one lane of I-5 southbound were closed for approximately six hours.  OSP was assisted by the Marion County Sheriff's Office, Marion County Fire, Woodburn PD, Keizer PD and ODOT. 

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

Photograph provided by OSP. 

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ### 
Twitter: @ORStatePolice 
Facebook: @ospsocial

 

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Update #3 -- Oregon State Police Requesting Public's Assistance with Fatal Crash on HWY 395 -- Umatilla County (Photo) - 10/24/19

The Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into the fatal pedestrian Hit and Run Crash from August 31, 2019 on Highway 395 near milepost 4A.  OSP investigators were able to obtain two still video surveillance images of the possible suspect vehicle while it was in the parking lot of Rocket Mart along Highway 395. 

OSP is requesting anyone that can identify the vehicle from the photographs or was in the area of Rocket Mart on August 31, 2019 at about 2:30 AM, to please call OSP at *OSP.  Callers can reference case number SP19-313012.

Pictures from the previous releases are also being attached for reference. 

Previous Releases:

UPDATE #2 - OREGON STATE POLICE REQUESTING PUBLIC'S ASSISTANCE WITH FATAL CRASH ON HWY 395 - UMATILLA COUNTY (PHOTO)


The investigation and information received from the public indicates the vehicle involved is more likely a 1994-2001 Acura Integra.

The vehicle will also be missing a passenger side mirror.

OSP would like to thank the public for their continued assistance.

UPDATE - OREGON STATE POLICE REQUESTING PUBLIC'S ASSISTANCE WITH FATAL CRASH ON HWY 395 - UMATILLA COUNTY (PHOTO)


The pedestrian is being identified as Antonia M. Cobarubias (41) of Hermiston.

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On Saturday, August 31, 2019 at approximately 2:30 A.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a pedestrian that had been hit by a car on Hwy 395 near mile post 4A.

Preliminary investigation revealed a pedestrian was pushing a shopping cart walking northbound when a yet unknown red Honda car, unknown model, struck the pedestrian from behind.

The pedestrian sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.  Name and information will be released at a later time.

The driver of the Honda did not stop but left several pieces of the vehicle at the scene (pictures attached). OSP believes the vehicle is a 1996 to 2000 Honda, possibly a Civic model, with aftermarket features and effects

Oregon State Police is requesting anyone with information regarding this deadly hit and run crash to contact the Oregon State Police by dialing *OSP.

OSP was assisted by the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Department, Hermiston Police Department, Umatilla County Fire District #1 and ODOT.

Contact Info:
Public Information Officer
Oregon State Police

Media Email: OSPPIO@state.or.us

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ###
Twitter: @ORStatePolice
Facebook: @ospsocial

 

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Ohio man Arrested with large amount of Marijuana -- Klamath County (Photo) - 10/24/19

On October 23rd at about 3:00pm, an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper stopped a 2015 Chevy Pickup on Hwy 140E near milepost 15 for a traffic violation.  During the traffic stop the trooper obtained probable cause to search the vehicle.  During the search the trooper located 632.5 lbs of marijuana and 36.8 lbs of suspected BHO (Butane Honey Oil) extract. 

The driver was identified as Dustin R. Schoenhofer, age 41, from Ohio.  Through the investigation investigators learned the marijuana and BHO extract was destined for Ohio.  Schoenhofer was lodged at the Klamath County Jail for Exporting Marijuana, Exporting Extract, Possession of a Controlled Substance-Marijuana, and Distribution of a Controlled Substance-Marijuana, Possession of a Controlled Substance-Extract, and Distribution of a Controlled Substance-Extract.

The OSP Domestic Highway Enforcement (DHE) team routinely conducts illegal narcotic trafficking saturations throughout the state of Oregon.  Their mission is to identify and disrupt all criminal conduct on Oregon highways and identify elements of drug trafficking organizations for further investigation and dismantling in cooperation with numerous law enforcement agencies not only in Oregon but several other locations within the United States.

Photograph Courtesy of OSP.

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Update - Use of Force -- Death Investigation Albany Police Case #19-8833/Oregon State Police Case # SP19-377585 - 10/23/19

Oregon State Police and Linn County Major Crimes Team (MCT) investigators are continuing an investigation into the death of an Albany man this morning and are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who may have been with the man during in the preceding 24-48 hours to please contact them.  

The deceased man, identified as James F. Plymell III, 45, of Albany, was contacted by Albany Police Department personnel near Santiam Road and Denver Street in Albany. During the course of the interaction, officers attempted to take Plymell into custody and a physical altercation ensued. At some point in the altercation, Plymell lost consciousness and officers transitioned to performing Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) with the aid of an Automated External Defibrillator(AED) until medical personnel arrived on-scene and pronounced Plymell deceased.

The officers involved in this incident are identified as Officer Emily Schroff, Officer Gina Bell, Officer Thomas Roten and Community Service Officer Gerry Morris, all of the Albany Police Department.  Pursuant to standard protocols relating to these incidents, all have been placed on paid administrative leave as indicated in the Linn County Use of Deadly Physical Force Plan. Information relating to the cause or manner of death in this matter is being coordinated through the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office.

This investigation is ongoing and investigators are asking anyone who may have been in contact with Plymell during the preceding day(s) or anyone who may have witnessed or obtained video footage of the incident to contact Oregon State Police Detective Casi Hegney at 503-375-3555.

No further information available for release. 

### www.oregon.gov/OSP ### 
Twitter: @ORStatePolice 
Facebook: @ospsocial

Previous Release from Albany Police Department:

USE OF FORCE-DEATH INVESTIGATION ALBANY POLICE CASE #19-8833/OREGON STATE POLICE CASE # 19-377585

 

News Release from Albany Police
Posted on FlashAlert: October 23rd, 2019 11:54 AM

On October 23, 2019, at 8:20 a.m., an Albany Police Community Service Officer contacted a stranded motorist on Santiam Road at Denver Street.  The Community Service Officer requested non-emergency assistance from a patrol officer.  A physical altercation ensued between the motorist and two Albany Police personnel with the motorist assaulting the Community Service Officer.

An emergency response was initiated for additional patrol officers while the subject continued fighting with Albany Police.  A Taser was deployed during the incident.

The subject went limp and became unconscious.  Albany Police personnel immediately began treating the subject and employed CPR and an AED.  Albany Fire Department paramedics responded and continued CPR.  The subject passed away at the scene.   

Albany Police secured the scene and notified the Linn County Major Crimes Team.  The incident is being treated as a deadly force incident and the Oregon State Police are leading the multi-agency investigation.  The identity of the deceased subject and involved police officers are being withheld during the initial inquiry and notification of next of kin.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Oregon State Police Major Crimes Detective Cassi Hegney at 503-375-3555.

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OSP Troopers make an arrest in a poached buck case in Ashland- Additional Info- Jackson County (Photo) - 10/23/19

On October 16, 2019, an OSP Trooper responded to a complaint of suspicious hunter activity within the city limits of Ashland.  A local resident in the 600 Block of Thornton Way, reported observing a male loading a deer into a pickup while parked on a city street.  The reporting party approached the male to inquire about the deer but the male then drove off.  A license plate and make of pickup was obtained.  The Trooper arrived on scene and contacted multiple neighboring residents.  The Trooper found a short blood trail leading from a bush, which was against a neighboring house, that lead to a row of hedges along the city street.  This evidence along with the reporting party’s observations, showed that the suspected deer may have been shot while bedded down next to a house and loaded into the pickup while parked on the street. 

With the help of another Trooper, the suspect was located and interviewed.  Faced with the evidence and resident observations, the male hunter admitted to shooting the buck deer as it laid in its bed under a large bush against a house.  The male stated he shot from inside his vehicle while knowingly parked on a city street in Ashland.   The male had dumped the buck deer and rifle on the Tiller/Trail Highway after the incident, which the Trooper recovered.  The deer was found to be a trophy class 4x4 buck. 

Further investigation found where the bullet exited the buck deer and penetrated the house above the front door.

The suspect, Dustin McGrorty, age 38, from Riddle, was charged with Hunting Prohibited: Within City Limits, Unlawful Take/Possession of Buck Deer, Unlawful Use of Weapon, and Criminal Trespass II.  He was warned for Hunting on Public Roadway and Fail to Validate Tag.  A second adult male, name not released, will also be charged with Aiding in Wildlife Offense and Criminal Trespass II.  The buck deer and rifle were seized as evidence.  The meat was salvaged and donated to a local charity.

 

Attached Media Files: Poached Buck Ashland
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UPDATE (Suspect in Custody) - Oregon State Police Investigating Assault near Wilderville - Josephine County (Photo) - 10/23/19

On October 22, 2019 at about 10:00am, the East Chicago Police Department (Indiana), arrested Kyle HANDING, age 20, on warrants issued by Josephine County Circuit Court.  This is in relation to the incident on September 30, 2019 on Wilderville Lane, near Wilderville.

HANDING was lodged at the Lake County, Indiana Jail on the following charges in connection to the assault:

Attempted Murder I with a Firearm (2 Counts)

Assault 1 with a Firearm (2 Counts)

Unlawful use of a Weapon with Firearm (2 Counts)

No further information is available for release.

Previous Releases:

The Oregon State Police is attempting to identify and locate the pictured individual as a possible suspect to a shooting and stabbing that occurred on Monday September 30, 2019, on Wilderville Lane.  According to the victims the individual is approximately 18 years old, goes by the name “KYLE” and has a possible last name of “HARDING” or “HANDING”.  KYLE is described as approximately 5’9’’, short hair, medium build and baby faced.  He has a strong Chicago accent, slumps at his shoulders and isn’t very talkative.

The firearm was left on scene but the knife used in the attack was not located.  It is described as an automatic switchblade with a camouflage handle.  He should be considered armed and dangerous.  KYLE was not known to drive and is not associated with any vehicles.

If you are to come into contact with KYLE call the Oregon State Police Dispatch Center (541) 776-6111 and refer to case #19-352116.

 

 

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Please see attached Person of Interest Bulletin

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Oregon State Police is continuing their investigation into an assault that occurred at approximately 8:40 P.M. on Monday, September 30, 2019.

Two people were assaulted, one male was flown to OHSU with serious injuries and a female was transported by ground to an area hospital with serious injuries.

There is currently no suspect in custody, however OSP does not feel there is an ongoing threat to the general public as the suspect was known to the victims.

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OSP Fish & Wildlife is looking for information on a Buck Deer left to waste in Douglas County (Photo) - 10/21/19

On October 20, 2019, an Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife trooper responded to a report of a buck deer being dumped along Signal Tree Road near Camas Valley.  The trooper located the carcass of a buck deer with only the head removed.  The meat was wasted and left to rot.

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

** 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)

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Fatal Crash Highway 3 -- Wallowa County -- Names Released - 10/20/19

Those involved in the fatal crash on Saturday October 19, 2019 on Highway 3 are as follows:

Dodge Pickup Driver – Dylan L DENTON, age 24, from Joseph, Deceased.

Dodge Pickup Passenger – Triston M DENNING, age 19, from Joseph, Undisclosed Injuries.

ODOT Snowplow Driver – Monte L RADFORD, age 69, from Enterprise, Serious Injuries. 

This is an on-going investigation and no further information is available for release. 

No photographs available for release. 

Previous Release:

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into this morning’s two vehicle fatal crash involving an Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) Snowplow on Highway 3 in Wallowa County. 

On October 19, 2019 at about 8:08 AM, OSP troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Highway 3 near milepost 15. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that an ODOT Snowplow was southbound on Highway 3.  A Dodge pickup, with two occupants, was northbound negotiating a curve when it lost control and went into the on-coming lane and into the path of the ODOT Snowplow. 

The driver of the Dodge pickup died from his injuries at the scene.  The passenger of the Dodge pickup was transported to an unknown hospital via air ambulance.  The driver of the snowplow was transported via ground ambulance to Wallowa Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.

Highway 3 was closed for nearly six (6) hours during the investigation. 

OSP was assisted by ODOT, Wallow County Sheriff’s Office and Wallowa County Fire.

Names are being withheld to provide time for extended family next of kin notifications.

This is an on-going investigation and no further information is available for release. 

No photographs available for release.  

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Fatal Crash Highway 22E and Fern Ridge Road SE near Stayton -- Marion County (Photo) - 10/20/19

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Saturday evening’s fatal two vehicle crash on Highway 22E and Fern Ridge Road SE near Stayton. 

On Saturday, October 19, 2019 at about 5:35 pm, OSP troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle fatal crash on Highway 22E at Fern Ridge Rd SE. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Mercury Marquis, operated by Mark HIGLEY, age 88, from Stayton, was traveling westbound on Highway 22E attempting to turn westbound onto Fern Ridge Rd SE.  A Chevrolet Suburban, operated by Windy DETHMAN, age 49, from Culver, was traveling eastbound on Highway 22E.  HIGLEY turned directly into the path of the oncoming Suburban and was struck nearly head-on. 

A passenger in HIGLEY’S vehicle, Ella HIGLEY, age 86, from Stayton, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.  Mark HIGLEY was not injured. 

Two adult passengers in DETHMAN’S vehicle are identified as Robert DETHMAN, age 52 and Neoma MILLER, age 33, both form Culver.  Robert DETHMAN received serious injuries.  Windy DETHMAN and Neoma MILLER were uninjured.  In addition, there were four (4) children in DETHMAN’S vehicle that were not injured. 

Highway 22E was closed for four hours (4) following the crash. 

OSP was assisted by the Marion County Sheriff's Office, ODOT and Stayton Fire and Medics.   

Photograph provided by OSP.

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Officer involved Shooting Investigation -- Oakridge (Lane County) -- Name Released of Deceased - 10/18/19

The deceased male suspect involved in the officer involved shooting is identified as follows:

Marcus Phillip HARTSFIELD, age 27, from Oakridge.

The location of the incident was in the 76000 block of Rainbow Road, Oakridge. 

This is still an on-going investigation.  Further information and releases will be put out by the Lane County District Attorney's Office. 

No further information available for release. 

Previous Release-

On Thursday October 17, 2019 at about 7:39pm, Oregon State Police and the Lane County Sheriff’s Office responded to an emergency request for assistance from an officer with the Oakridge Police Department who responded to a domestic disturbance.  The Oakridge officer reported shots were fired and was requesting emergency assistance.  Troopers and Deputies arrived on scene and preliminary investigation revealed the suspect in the domestic disturbance was deceased after being shot by the officer.  The officer was not injured. 

The Lane County Inter-Agency Deadly Force Investigation Team (IDFIT) was activated and detectives with the Oregon State Police, Lane County Sheriff’s Office, Eugene Police Department, Springfield Police Department, Cottage Grove Police Department, and the Florence Police Department responded to conduct the investigation. 

Additional assistance was provided at the scene by Oakridge Fire, Lane County Medical Examiner’s Office, and the Lane County District Attorney’s Office. 

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

No further information available for release. 

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Critical Injury Crash I-5 near Gervais -- Marion County (Drivers Identified) (Photo) - 10/16/19

The drivers have been idetified as follows:

Chevy Tahoe - J Ivan AGUILAR-DIMAS, age 33, from California

Pertbuilt Truck and Semi-Trailer - Carl BIBOW, age 57, from Riddle

Photograph provided by OSP.

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Previous Release:

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into this morning’s critical injury two vehicle crash on I-5 near Gervais. 

On October 16, 2019 at 4:15 AM, OSP troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on I-5 northbound near milepost 267. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Chevy Tahoe, occupied by an adult male, was parked on the shoulder of I-5.  A Peterbuilt Truck and Semi-Trailer was northbound and for unknown reasons left the roadway and went onto the shoulder where it crashed into the parked Chevy Tahoe. 

The occupant of the Chevrolet Tahoe was transported to Salem Hospital by air ambulance with critical injuries.  The operator of the Peterbuilt Truck and Semi-Trailer received minor injuries.   

Names of those involved are being withheld pending notifications to family members. 

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

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Serious Injury Commercial Motor Vehicle Crash I-5 near Woodburn-- Marion County (Photo) - 10/15/19

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Tuesday afternoon’s crash involving two Commercial Motor Vehicles on I-5 near Woodburn. 

On Tuesday October 15, 2019 at about 3:57 PM, OSP troopers and emergency personnel responded to a serious injury crash involving two Commercial Motor Vehicles on I-5 southbound at about milepost 273.   

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Volvo Truck and Semi-trailer, operated by Gagandeep SINGH, age 24, from California, was southbound on I-5 and pulled to the shoulder due to smoke coming from under the truck.  Gagandeep SINGH and his passenger, Baljit SINGH, age 38, from California, exited the truck and discovered that it was on fire. 

A Freightliner Truck and Semi-trailer, operated by Rex HOLLOPETER, age 51, from Salem, was southbound in the far right lane when it sideswiped the Volvo Truck and Semi-Trailer.  The Freightliner Truck and Semi-trailer caught fire and came to rest blocking all southbound lanes of the freeway.  Both Commercial Motor Vehicles ultimately burned after the crash. 

HOLLOPETER was transported by air ambulance to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland for serious injuries.  Both Gagandeep SINGH and Baljit SINGH were outside of their truck and were uninjured. 

Southbound lanes of I-5 are expected to be closed indefinitely until ODOT personnel can assess the damage to the roadway.  

OSP was assisted by Woodburn Fire and Medics, Aurora Fire Department, Hubbard Fire Department, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Salem Police Department, Woodburn Police Department and ODOT. 

Photographs provided by OSP.

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Arrest made in Connection with Two Vehicle Fatal Crash on Highway 99 from September 27, 2019 -- Josephine County - 10/15/19

On October 13, 2019 at 9:43 PM, Freddie TILLETT, age 46, from Grants Pass, was arrested for Manslaughter I and Driving under the Influence of Intoxicants.  TILLETT was arrested in the Springfield area and lodged at the Lane County Jail.  This arrest is in connection with the September 27, 2019 Fatal Crash on Highway 99 in Josephine County. 

Previous Release:

On Friday, September 27, 2019 at about 7:16 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle head on crash on Hwy 99 near mile post 3.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a gray 2003 Audi, operated by Freddie Tillett (46) of Grants Pass, was traveling southbound on Hwy 99. Tillett was reported to be driving recklessly, crossed into oncoming traffic, and collided head on with a northbound 2013 Nissan sedan operated by Brenda Reinert (39) of Grants Pass.

Reinert was transported to the hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

Tillett was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

OSP was assisted by Rural Metro and American Medical Response (AMR).

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