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Rader booking
Rader booking
Newberg Man Arrested On Attempted Murder of a Child - 06/16/21

Yesterday, at approximately 10:30 a.m., Yamhill County Sheriff's Office deputies and Newberg-Dundee Police responded to a call of a child who had been shot at 23635 NE Sunnycrest Road in rural Newberg.  While en route, they learned that the suspect, 46-year-old Shane Earl Rader, was the biological father of the victim, and had fled the residence in a dark colored van.  Rader took the 3-year-old victim and his 6-year-old brother with him.

Deputies were familiar with the location and knew Rader had been arrested for assault and violating a no-contact order the night prior.  He had been lodged in the Yamhill County Correctional Facility and later posted bail on those charges.

At about 10:45 a.m., dispatch advised that both boys had been dropped off at the Newberg Providence Hospital Emergency Department, but their father had left.

At about 10:55 a.m. Rader was located and stopped by Newberg-Dundee Police on Parrett Mountain Road near Haugen Road, just east of Newberg.  He was detained and transferred into the custody of Yamhill County Deputies.  His vehicle was seized for processing.

Detectives from the Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit and Newberg-Dundee Police Department processed the scene and interviewed witnesses.  The investigation indicates Rader unlawfully entered the residence, became involved in a domestic violence altercation with the mother of his children and threatened to kill the family. 

During this altercation, he shot his youngest son in the head with a high-powered pellet rifle.  The pellet entered the skull, causing significant injury.  The child was transported via helicopter to Legacy Emanuel Hospital where he has undergone surgery and is in serious condition.

Rader was lodged in the Yamhill County Correctional Facility on probable cause for the following crimes:

-2 counts of Attempted Aggravated Murder

-3 counts of Attempted Murder

-Assault in the First Degree

-Burglary in the First Degree

-Domestic Violence Strangulation

-Domestic Violence Felony Assault IV

-3 counts of Menacing

-3 counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon

-Criminal Mistreatment

-Violation of Release Agreement for Assault IV

-Violation of Release Agreement for Reckless Endangering

Rader is currently being held without bail.

The Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office appreciates the assistance provided by the Newberg-Dundee and Yamhill Police Departments in this tragic call for service. 

If you, or someone you know, is the victim of an abusive environment, there are resources available through the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence website at https://www.ocadsv.org/find-help/programs/henderson-house.  The crisis hotline in Yamhill County is operated through the Henderson House at 503-472-1503.

Attached Media Files: Rader booking
Click It or Ticket Campaign Reminds Drivers: Buckle Up May 24 - June 6, and Every Day (Photo) - 05/21/21

The Yamhill County Sheriff's Office is reminding drivers about the lifesaving benefits of wearing a seat belt this spring, during the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) national Click It or Ticket high-visibility enforcement effort. The national seat belt campaign, which coincides with the Memorial Day holiday, runs from May 24 to June 6, 2021. 

For this year’s Click It or Ticket seat belt mobilization effort, NHTSA is asking all states to participate in the kickoff event, Border to Border (B2B), a one-day, 4-hour national seat belt awareness event on May 24 that is coordinated by participating state highway safety offices and their respective law enforcement liaisons. The B2B program aims to increase law enforcement participation by coordinating highly visible seat belt enforcement and providing seat belt fact sheets for drivers at heavily traveled, highly visible state border checkpoints. 

According to NHTSA, in 2019, there were 9,466 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in the United States. In that same year, 55% of passenger vehicle occupants killed at night (6 p.m.–5:59 a.m.) were not wearing their seat belts. That’s why one focus of the Click It or Ticket campaign is nighttime enforcement. Participating law enforcement agencies will be taking a no-excuses approach to seat belt law enforcement, writing citations day and night. In Yamhill County, the maximum penalty for a seat belt violation is $115.

“You’re safest when you buckle up, no matter what road or what speed you travel,” said Yamhill County Sheriff Tim Svenson. “Unfortunately, many families are suffering because their loved ones refused to follow this simple step. ”Nationwide, almost twice as many males were killed in crashes as compared to females, with lower belt use rates, too. Of the males killed in crashes in 2019, more than half (51%) were unrestrained. For females killed in crashes, 40% were not buckled up.

“If our enforcement efforts help wake people up to the dangers of unrestrained driving, we’ll consider our mission to be a success,” said Sheriff Svenson. “If you have a friend or a family member who drives unrestrained, please ask them to consider changing their habits. Help us spread this lifesaving message before one more friend or family member is killed as a result of this senseless inaction. Seat belts save lives, and everyone — front seat and back, child and adult — needs to remember to buckle up.”

For more information on the Click It or Ticket mobilization, please visit www.nhtsa.gov/ciot.

Attached Media Files: traffic