Showing posts from January, 2019

Deputies Investigating Possible School Threat

Marion Co. Sheriff's Office - 01/31/19 

Tonight at 8:30 p.m., deputies were alerted to a threat made on social media believed to be directed at Cascade Middle School.  Deputies are actively investigating the threat and working closely with school officials. As a precaution deputies and officers from the Turner and Aumsville Police Departments will be on campus throughout the day tomorrow to provide additional security.  

Deputies are asking anyone with information that can help identify the author of the post to please call 503 588 5032.

Oregon Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Sexually Abusing Children at Orphanage in Cambodia

U.S. Attorney's Office - District of Oregon - 01/30/19 

EUGENE, Ore.—On January 18, 2019, Daniel Stephen Johnson, 40, of Coos Bay, Oregon, was sentenced to life in federal prison for repeatedly sexually abusing children who lived at an orphanage operated by the defendant in Cambodia.

In a jury trial ending on May 16, 2018, Johnson was convicted on six counts of engaging in illicit sexual conduct in a foreign place and one count each of travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct and aggravated sexual assault with a child. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison on each count of illicit sexual conduct in a foreign place, 30 years for traveling with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct, and life in prison for aggravated sexual assault with children. The sentences for engaging in illicit sexual conduct in a foreign place will run consecutively.

According to court documents and information shared during trial, between November 2005 and his arrest in December 2013, Joh…

Superseding Indictment Adds Four Defendants to Gypsy Joker Motorcycle Club Racketeering Conspiracy

U.S. Attorney's Office - District of Oregon - 01/31/19 

Club’s National President Among Those Charged in Conspiracy

PORTLAND. Ore.—A federal grand jury has returned a five-count superseding indictment charging six members and associates of the Gypsy Joker Outlaw Motorcycle Club (GJOMC) for racketeering, kidnapping and murder.

The superseding indictment was announced by Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division; U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams of the District of Oregon; Special Agent in Charge Darek Pleasants of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosive’s (ATF) Seattle Field Division; and Chief of Police Danielle Outlaw of the Portland Police Bureau (PPB).

GJOMC National President Kenneth Earl Hause, 61, of Aumsville, Oregon; Mark Leroy Dencklau, 58, of Woodburn, Oregon; Earl Deverle Fisher, 48, of Gresham, Oregon; Ryan Anthony Negrinelli, 36, of Gresham; Joseph Duane Folkerts, 61, of Battleground, Washington; and a sixt…

Misuse of Text to 9-1-1 Ends in Arrest

Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office - 01/31/19 

ROSEBURG, Ore. - A 34 year-old Roseburg woman is in custody after misusing Douglas County's Text to 9-1-1 capabilities. 

On Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at 2:50 pm, 9-1-1 Dispatchers received a 9-1-1 text message from an individual stating there was a possible hostage situation in the 500-block of Orchard Lane in Roseburg. Additional messages were received by the dispatcher stating a mass murder had occurred.

Deputies were able to determine the location of the person sending the messages and made contact with her. It was determined the incident being reported was false and the use of the 9-1-1 system was being misused. The person making the false report was identified as 34 year-old Nicole Rene Hall of Roseburg. 

"This false incident tied up multiple resources from citizens who legitimately required services and is completely unacceptable”, said Sgt. Brad O’Dell. “The Sheriff's Office will always hold accountable those who misuse o…

Search Warrant with Heroin Seizure

Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team (DINT) - 01/31/19 

On Tuesday, January 29th, 2019, Roseburg Police arrested 28 year old Andrew Jon McNeil of Roseburg after a short pursuit that ended in a north Roseburg neighborhood near Broad Street.  McNeil ditched his vehicle at the top of Mercy Hills Drive, then fled on foot through the neighborhood.  He was captured a short distance away, attempting to hide in the crawl space under a residence in the 100 block of Pawnee Court.  McNeil was arrested by the Roseburg Police Department and lodged at the Douglas County Jail on several charges related to the pursuit.  

On Wednesday evening (01/30/2019) the Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team (DINT) executed a search warrant on the residence where McNeil has been living, in the 3,000 block of Hooker Road in Roseburg.  A search of the residence revealed over 2 ounces of heroin, a handgun, a large amount of US currency, and other drug paraphernalia.  

McNeil remains lodged at the Douglas County Jail, where …

Fatal Auto vs. Pedestrian Crash

Medford Police Dept. - 01/30/19 

On January 30th, 2019 at about 2:03 p.m., Medford Police officers and rescue personnel were dispatched to an auto vs. pedestrian crash in the northbound lanes of N. Phoenix Road, just north of Barnett Road.

Rescue personnel were on scene within minutes and determined the pedestrian was deceased. Medford Police Detectives and Traffic Officers were summoned to the scene. The investigation revealed that the pedestrian was struck by a 1998 Peterbilt dump truck which was traveling north on N. Phoenix Road, in the far right lane. Witness accounts indicate the male intentionally ran in front of the dump truck, which struck and killed him.

The pedestrian was identified as Scott Deusebio, 49 years old, who lived in the 3500 block of Michael Park Drive, which is very close to the scene of the crash. Detectives believe Deusebio committed suicide. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Medford Police Department Detective Division, 774-2230.

Suspect in Numerous Robberies Strikes Raleigh Hills Bank Again

Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 01/30/19 

On Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at 11:29 a.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a robbery at Columbia Bank, located at 4805 Southwest 77th Avenue in the Raleigh Hills community.

Witnesses reported that a male approached the counter and passed a note to a teller demanding money. The suspect then fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash. Deputies conducted an extensive search of the area but the suspect was not located. No injuries were reported.

The suspect is believed to be the same person who robbed the bank on December 24, 2018. He is also believed to be the suspect in numerous bank robberies across the Portland metro area. [read more]

The suspect is described as a 50 to 60-year-old white male, approximately 5-foot-8 tall, medium build, gray-haired, and wearing prescription glasses. He was wearing a black baseball hat and a dark-colored windbreaker jacket during today’s incident.

Investigators are asking for …

Child Pornography Arrest

Newport Police Dept. - 01/30/19

On January 28, 2019, Newport Officers responded to the Starbucks on a report of a cell phone that had been found in the public bathroom. The complainant, who located the phone, described seeing images on it which were consistent with being child pornography. An additional witness at the location described the man who left the phone. 

While the Newport Officer was on scene, 48 year MARTIN LAFEVER  a local transient of Newport,  who matched the witness description, entered the building and asked Starbucks staff about the cell phone he had lost in the bathroom. Employees then pointed LAFEVER out to the Newport Officer.  The Officer contacted LAFEVER who verified it was indeed his phone that had been located in the bathroom. LAFEVER claimed the phone was exclusively in his possession for the past several weeks. When first asked, LAFEVER denied any knowledge of images of children on his phone.

LAFEVER consented to a search of his phone. During the search, image…

SAR Personnel Rescue Downed Pilot

Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office - 01/29/19 

PROSPECT, Oregon. - The Jackson County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue has concluded the successful search for a downed aircraft outside of the town of Prospect.

At about 6 p.m. on Monday the 28th, a 911 call was made to Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon by the management of the Prospect Airport. A small experimental aircraft was thought to be missing or overdue.

Search and Rescue personnel from the Jackson County Sheriff's Office and other surrounding agencies to include the Josephine County Sheriff's Office, Klamath County Sheriff's Office, Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office, Oregon State Police, Prospect Fire Department, Mercy Flights, Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon, Civil Air Patrol, and Brim Aviation assisted in searching through the night. Weather hampered the ability for searching by air until the late morning, however ground crews remained on scene throughout.

A about 10:00 a.m. The crash was …

Corvallis Couple Charged with Criminal Mistreatment and Theft from an Elderly Woman

Benton Co. Sheriff's Office - 01/29/19 

CORVALLIS, Ore. – On Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at approximately 9:00am, detectives with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at a residence in Corvallis as part of a five-month, ongoing criminal mistreatment and theft investigation involving an elderly female.

Patricia Lynn Mayes, 55, and her husband, Kenneth Lee Mayes, 53, were both arrested after evidence was obtained that the couple financially exploited the elderly female over more than a three-year period.

Patricia initially met the victim while she was working as her caregiver with an in-home health care business in Corvallis. Patricia Mayes eventually left the home health care business and reportedly convinced the victim to hire her on as an independent caregiver.

Patricia, Kenneth, and Patricia’s adult son eventually moved into the victim’s residence where they have lived for the past three years.

The Mayes couple were both booked and lodged at the Benton County …

Corvallis Police Arrest Man for Attempted Sex Abuse I

Corvallis Police - 01/28/19

At approximately 5:00 AM on January 28th, 2019, Corvallis Police Department Officers were dispatched to the area of NW 11th St and NW Buchanan Ave for woman who reported she was groped by a male while she was out walking.  The female victim was able to get away from the male by knocking him to the ground.  She immediately called 911.  Corvallis Police Department Officers arrived in the area within three minutes of the 911 call, and located a male matching the suspect description.  The male suspect was located only a few blocks away.  That male was identified as Kevin Quintero-Serrano (23 years old) of Corvallis.  Quintero-Serrano was ultimately taken into custody, and later lodged at the Benton County Jail on charges of Attempted Sex Abuse I, with a bail amount set at $100,000.  Additional investigation is ongoing.

Man arrested following pursuit in stolen U-Haul van near Salem

Oregon State Police - 01/27/19 

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Sunday afternoons incident in the Salem area that resulted in the arrest of a man for multiple crimes.

On January 27, 2019 at about 4:02 pm OSP dispatch was notified of a driving complaint on Interstate 5 Northbound in the Albany area.  The reporting party advised of a U-Haul van that was operating in a reckless manner.  An OSP trooper located the U-Haul and attempted to make an enforcement contact.  The operator of the U-Haul would not stop and continued northbound.  Due to heavy traffic, the OSP trooper discontinued attempting to stop the U-Haul and requested OSP personnel in Salem attempt to locate it.  A short time later, it was determined that the U-Haul was reported as a stolen vehicle. 

At about 4:20 pm, OSP troopers from the Salem area located the U-Haul and observed it to still be driving in a reckless manner northbound on Interstate 5.  OSP troopers monitored the U-Haul as it continue…

Fire Destroys Home in Rural Washington County

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - 01/27/19 

At 12:16 pm today, firefighters were dispatched to a fire at a single-family home in the 19000 block of Tile Flat Road in rural Washington County. Upon arrival firefighters found the home to be fully involved and partially collapsed. Due to the extent of the fire spread prior to arrival, firefighters were forced to fight this fire from the outside out of the home, also known as “defensive” mode.

Crews were immediately able to begin fighting the fire. However, due to the rural setting of this home, fire hydrants were not readily available requiring firefighters to shuttle water to the scene. Additionally, the long driveway to the property required first arriving crews to lay several hundred feet of hose down the length of the driveway in order to pump the shuttled water to the fire.

Although the occupants were not home when the fire started, one adult initially reported possible minor injuries but denied medical need by Metro West Ambulance pa…

Male dies of gunshot wound

McMinnville Police Dept. - 01/27/19 

On January 26, 2019 at 10:54 pm McMinnville Officers responded to a shooting complaint at a residence in the 1200 block of NE 10th Avenue McMinnville, OR.  Officers found a 35 year old resident of Dayton, OR dead from a single gunshot wound.  Those on scene have been cooperating with the police and no one is currently outstanding.  There does not appear to be any danger to the public as a result of this incident.  No further information will be released at the moment.

The McMinnville Police Department was assisted in the investigation by the Oregon State Police, Newberg-Dundee Police Department, Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office and the Yamhill County District Attorney’s Office.  The case remains under investigation and anyone with pertinent information is urged to contact the McMe Department tip line at 503-434-2337.

Redmond Area Arson Leads to Woman's Arrest

Redmond Police Dept. - 01/26/19

Redmond, OR – Just before 3:00 PM on Saturday, January 26, 2019, Redmond Police, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, Oregon State Police Troopers, and Redmond Fire & Rescue personnel responded to the area of NE 17th Street and NE Hemlock Ave after a fire was reported to Deschutes County 911.  A large smoke plume was visible throughout Redmond as a result of the fire. 

Law enforcement located the fire on vacant land owned by Deschutes County.  The motorhome was fully engulfed upon arrival of first responders.  Witnesses reported observing what appeared to be a domestic dispute between a male adult and a female adult just before the fire started.  A male was seen leaving on a bicycle, while a female left in a vehicle.  The woman reportedly went inside the motorhome after the male left, before leaving in her vehicle.  The fire is believed to have started shortly after the female left.  The motorhome is a total loss.  There are no injuries,  and n…

911: Call if You Can, Text if You Can't

Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office - 01/25/19 

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office 911 Communications Division has begun accepting Text-to-911 messages in response to emergencies.

Text-to-911 is a newer, important service. It is intended to benefit people that may not be able to speak due to an emergency such as a home invasion or abusive partner. Additionally, individuals that are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may benefit from the new technology.

A few things you should know about how Text-to-911 works:

Texting to 911 is intended to benefit people that may not be able to speak in an emergency. The key thing to remember is “Call if you Can, Text if you Can’t”.When texting to 911 for an emergency the firstmessage should be the location of the emergency (including city) and the type of emergency help needed (police, fire, or medical).Keep text messages brief and concise; using full words.Stay with your phone, be prepared to answer questions and foll…

Daycare Worker Convicted in Child Sex Abuse Case

Washington Co. District Attorney's Office - 01/25/19 

HILLSBORO, Ore.- On January 23, 2019, Washington County Judge Andrew R. Erwin found John Patrick Gilbreath guilty of one count of First Degree Unlawful Sexual Penetration. Deputy District
Attorney Andy Pulver prosecuted the case.

Gilbreath, who worked at the Partridge House daycare facility in Beaverton, first came under scrutiny from investigators in 2016. A three-year-old girl who was attending the daycare at the time made disclosures of abuse to her parents. The Beaverton Police Department investigated the case but didn’t have sufficient evidence to file charges at the time.

Nearly two years later, another young child being cared for by Gilbreath made similar claims of abuse to her parents as well. Beaverton Police again investigated the allegations. The Washington County District Attorney’s Office filed charges against Gilbreath for both victims a short time later.

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office would like to …


Douglas Co. Sheriff's OfficeJanuary 25th, 2019 1:25 PM UPDATE 01/25/2019
The Sheriff’s Office has reviewed the facts surrounding the incident involving the individual depicted in the video outside of the Douglas County Jail which had been posted to social media. While initially, the video appears to be disturbing, there are additional facts we feel are critically important for the community to know.
Max Randol Stafford was booked into the Douglas County Jail on a charge of Criminal Trespass II on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 12:09 am.At approximately 9:15 am, Mr. Stafford was ordered to be released from the Douglas County Jail by the Winston Municipal Court.A Registered Nurse with the contracted jail medical provider attempted to speak with Mr. Stafford prior to his release. Mr. Stafford would not speak to the nurse.While attempting to prepare him for release, Mr. Stafford refused to get dressed or cooperate with deputiesMr. Stafford was given several opportunities to get dressed,…


Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team (DINT)January 25th, 2019 

On Thursday, January 24th, 2019, at approximately 3:10 PM, Detectives with the Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team were in the Winston area when they observed a brown Chevy Tahoe being driven by a person they believed to be 40 year old Nathan Carey of Glide.  The Detectives knew Carey to have active felony warrants for his arrest, and requested help from the Winston Police Department.  The detectives and officers coordinated a traffic stop of the Chevy Tahoe in the 300 Block of Willis Creek Road in Dillard for traffic violations as well as the suspicion of the driver being a wanted subject.
The driver failed to stop, instead speeding up in an attempt to escape capture.  The driver led officers in a pursuit that went several miles on Willis Creek Road, to East Willlis Creek Road, then through private timberland and at least one private ranch before coming back out onto approximately the 15,000 block of Hwy 99S.  The suspect wa…

UPDATE - Oregon State Police is Requesting Assistance in 2017 Missing Person Case - Josephine County

Oregon State Police - 01/24/19 

On January 23, 2019 at approximately 4:00 P.M. a citizen flagged down a Josephine County Deputy and told him he discovered a truck in the river near the Argo Boat Ramp. The boat ramp is about 5 miles downstream from the town of Galice.

Deputies responded and located a green Toyota pickup in the river about 10-15 feet from the shore.  There was a deceased person in the cab of the pickup. Oregon State Police Detectives responded and later confirmed the vehicle was registered to Richard Hillmann who had been reported missing in November 2017. Detectives are currently unable to confirm the identity of the deceased person.

The vehicle was removed from the river with the assistance of Josephine County Sheriff’s office Search and Rescue.

Detectives are continuing the investigation - No further information will be released at this time.
On November 22, 2017, Richard Hillmann attended a day before Thanksgiving gathering at a friend’s house on Pleasant Valley Road in …

Single vehicle fatal crash on Hwy 26 - Washington County

Oregon State Police - 01/24/19 

On January 24, 2019 at approximately 2:00 P.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Hwy 26 near milepost 41 on the west side of the Dennis L. Edwards tunnel.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a silver 2017 BMW X1 was eastbound and left the road, striking the stone tunnel embankment.

The driver and only occupant, Brian Glover (52) of Lake Oswego, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Hwy 26 was closed for approximately three hours.

OSP was assisted by Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Banks Fire, & ODOT.

The investigation is ongoing and it appears the driver potentially suffered from a medical event prior to the crash.

Students Who Reported False School Threat have been charged

Roseburg Police Dept. - 01/24/19 

On January 17th, 2019 Police Officers from several agencies responded to the report of a potential shooting threat at JoLane Middle School in Roseburg.  Several juveniles who attend school there reported having contact with a female and two males nearby at the school sports track.  Those students reported the female was armed with a handgun, and the males had rifles and were wearing masks and stated they were going to conduct a shooting at the school.  JoLane, as well as Geneva Academy, a private school near by, both placed their campuses on lockout while police checked the area for the potential suspects.  Officers from several agencies scoured the school and nearby neighborhoods looking for the potential suspects.  After about 1 hour, Officers learned the allegations were false, and both schools resumed normal activities.

During follow up interviews over the next several days with the students and some community witnesses, we found the incident was fa…

Kidnap Suspect Arrested

Newport Police Dept. - 01/24/19

On January 17, 2019, Newport Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation. During the traffic stop a male passenger exited the passenger seat of the violator vehicle and walked away. At the time of stop, officers did not have a lawful reason to detain the passenger.

During contact with the driver, Officers discovered she was a missing and endangered person out of California. A criminal investigation was initiated and Officers learned that Lawson Reed Rankin, 35 year old California resident, was the passenger inside the vehicle that walked away. Officers further discovered that Lawson Rankin was a wanted fugitive in connection with the Missing Person out of California.

Newport Police Department continued a criminal investigation involving the circumstances, which led to the driver of the vehicle being listed as Missing out of California. The investigation revealed the missing person was held against her will for an extende…

Beaverton Woman Pleads Guilty to Murder in Death of Elderly Neighbor

Washington Co. District Attorney's Office - 01/24/19 

HILLSBORO, Ore.- On January 23, 2019, Maria Lucille Meisner pleaded guilty to Murder. A life sentence with a minimum of 25 years was issued by Judge Beth Roberts.

Meisner and Celia Schwab, the unlicensed caretaker for 74-year-old victim Kathryn Breen, were arrested in December of 2016.  Neighbors reported a fire in Breen’s apartment. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue found Breen unresponsive on the scene with severe burns covering most of her body. She was rushed to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center where she died of her injuries a month later.
Schwab had removed a significant amount of money from Breen’s accounts and had persuaded Meisner, Breen’s neighbor, to assist with burning Breen alive, in what investigators believe was an effort to end Schwab’s tenure of caretaking.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Megan Johnson and Deputy District Attorney Mark Richman prosecuted the case against Meisner.

Schwab was also charged with murder, but…


Douglas Co. Sheriff's OfficeJanuary 24th, 2019 
We are aware of a video that was posted to social media by a member of the community which shows a man lying on the ground outside of the jail facility.

The individual in the video had been ordered to be released from custody by the Winston Municipal Court. The individual would not cooperate with deputies in his release process and refused to leave. As we no longer had any lawful authority to keep the individual in custody, deputies had to escort the individual outside of the jail facility.

The Sheriff’s Office is currently reviewing the facts surrounding this incident before additional statements are released.


Oregon State Police 1-23-2019
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Wednesday evenings fatal crash on Interstate 5 near Sutherlin.   

On Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at approximately 6:53 pm, OSP Troopers and First Responders were dispatched to the report of a two vehicle crash on Interstate 5 Northbound near milepost 136.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a white Ford pickup operated by Jelacio CARRASCO VARGAS, age 59, from Keizer, was reported by witnesses to have stopped in the northbound right travel lane and began backing up.  A white Volvo semi-truck and trailer operated by Xueyou CHEN, age 60, from San Gabriel, CA was also northbound and crashed into the back of the pickup as it was backing up on the Interstate.  The pickup came to rest on the shoulder where witnesses pulled CARRASCO VARGAS and his passenger Ernesto RODRIGUEZ VARGAS, age 29, from unknown city and state, out of the pickup as it caught fire.

CARRASCO VARGAS died from his injuries at t…

SAR Responds to Fatal Helicopter Crash

Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office - 01/23/19 

ASHLAND, Ore. – One person died Wednesday in a helicopter crash south of Ashland. Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) search and rescue (SAR) personnel responded to assist in the search and recovery effort.

On January 23, 2019, at 3:01 p.m., dispatch received a request for personnel to search for a downed aircraft in a heavily wooded area near exit 6 of Interstate 5. SAR crews located the crash site and confirmed one fatality.

An investigator with the Jackson County medical examiner’s office responded to the scene.

Information about the aircraft and the decedent’s identity is currently being withheld to allow time for family members to be notified.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been notified of the incident. No further information is available for release at this time.

Fatal Crash I-5 136 NB (Photos and Info Added as Available)

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ODOT: SW Oregon - The northbound Interstate 5 off-ramp at Sutherlin (Exit 136) is closed due to a vehicle crash and fire. No estimate for re-opening the ramp is available at this time. Motorists traveling north on I-5 are advised to use Exit 135 to reach south Sutherlin. 
All lanes of I-5 and all other ramps at Exit 136 are open.

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Convicted Rapist Sentenced to 50 Years in Prison

Washington Co. District Attorney's Office - 01/23/19 

HILLSBORO, Ore.- On January 23, 2019, Washington County Judge Theodore Sims sentenced Tyrone Neil Murphy to 50 years in prison. This sentencing comes after a jury found Murphy guilty of four counts of First Degree Sodomy, two counts of First Degree Rape and two counts of Second Degree Sex Abuse last month. See our previous release on the case here.

Deputy District Attorney Rayney Meisel prosecuted the case against Murphy, which was investigated by the Hillsboro Police Department. During sentencing, Meisel asked the Judge to protect the community by leveling a lengthy prison sentence.

“He has demonstrated time and time again that, when left in society, he will continue to create victims,” Meisel argued.

Murphy was previously convicted of five sex abuse-related crimes in 2009. Meisel also argued that he failed to reform himself after those crimes.

“He was given sex offender treatment, and he re-offended. He was given probation, and he…


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Serious Injury Crash Highway 201N - Malheur County

Oregon State Police - 01/23/19 

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Tuesday mornings serious injury crash on Highway 201N in Malheur County.    
On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at approximately 11:22 am, OSP Troopers and First Responders were dispatched to the report of a two vehicle crash on Highway 201N, near milepost 14.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a green Ford Mustang, operated by Robert TURNER, age 53, from Weiser, Id, was northbound on Highway 201N.  For unknown reasons the Mustang crossed the center line and collided nearly head on with a southbound white Dodge pickup, operated by Robert EVANS, age 78, from Weiser, ID. 
Both TURNER and EVANS sustained serious injuries and were air lifted to St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Boise, ID. 
Highway 201N was closed for about two (2) hours.  OSP was assisted by the Malheur County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon Department of Transportation, Lifeflight, Treasure Valley Paramedics and Weiser Fire Department.

Oregon State Police requesting assistance in locating person(s) responsible for shooting of Red-Tailed Hawk in Jackson County

Oregon State Police - 01/23/19 

Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish and Wildlife Troopers are asking for assistance from the public in locating and apprehending the person(s) responsible for shooting a red-tailed hawk in Jackson County. 

On January 16, 2019, a Central Point Fish and Wildlife Trooper discovered a red-tailed hawk in Central Point acting strangely.  After investigating, the trooper discovered it to be injured.  Further investigation revealed that the hawk was shot

The Hawk was captured and transported to Wildlife Images where it succumbed to its injuries. 

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Oregon State Police Dispatch at 541-776-6111.  Reference OSP Case Number SP19-018083.
No photographs available for release. 

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.

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Oregon State Police requesting assistance in locating person(s) responsible for waste of bull elk - Lincoln County

Oregon State Police - 01/23/19 

The Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public’s help to identify the person(s) responsible for the unlawful take and waste of a 5-point bull elk in Lincoln County.

On January 8, 2019, OSP Fish and Wildlife Troopers were notified by a land owner of a dead bull elk found left to waste near Hidden Valley Road, in Toledo.

Investigation revealed the elk had been shot and killed by a high powered rifle.

The public is urged to call Oregon State Police Trooper Jason Adkins through the Turn In Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or (541) 961-8859, or by email to  Reference OSP Case Number SP19-022825.  No photographs currently available for release. 

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:
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Oregon State Police requesting assistance in locating person(s) responsible for waste of three cow elk - Tillamook County

Oregon State Police - 01/23/19

The Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish and Wildlife Division is asking for the public's assistance in identifying the person(s) responsible for shooting and leaving three cow elk in Tillamook County.

On January 12, 2019, OSP Fish and Wildlife Troopers from the Tillamook and Newport offices responded to the scene. The investigation revealed three cow Elk were shot and killed with a high caliber rifle and were left to waste in a clear-cut approximately 2.5 miles from Highway 6 on Fox Creek Road. Troopers were able to gather evidence from the scene.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Oregon State Police Dispatch at 1(503) 842-4433.  Reference OSP Case Number SP19-013862. 

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:
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