Showing posts from April, 2019

Hit and Run Crash Involving Child in East Portland

Portland Police Bureau

On Monday, April 29, 2019, at 6:05 p.m., East Precinct Officers responded to Southeast 107th Avenue and Southeast Division Street on a report of a child who had been hit by a vehicle. The involved vehicle and driver sped off. The vehicle was described as a white sedan and an unknown driver was operating the car. It was last seen Eastbound on Division, then possibly Westbound from Southeast 111th Avenue from Powell Boulevard.

The 6 year-old female child was treated on scene, then transported to an area hospital for what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

Preliminary information suggests the child and her mother had activated the lights for the marked cross walk in the intersection and cars had stopped. As they started crossing in the cross walk, the suspect vehicle passed the stopped vehicles on the right hand side, in the bike lane, then struck the child. The vehicle continued without stopping. The mother was not hit.

If anyone has information about t…

Bodies of Two Adults Discovered In Early Morning Van Fire

Portland Fire & Rescue

At approximately 6:30am PF&R crews were sent to a reported van fire near the intersection of N Vancouver and N Middlefield Rd. Firefighters reported heavy flames and smoke from a van when they arrived. The fire was extinguished and while searching through the heavily damaged van firefighters discovered the bodies of two adults one male, one female.
Several nearby residents confirmed that there were signs that people were living in the van for the previous 2 weeks. A cyclist, reportedly, saw the van on fire prior to arrival of PF&R and attempted to alert anyone potentially inside but the flames were to intense.  Fire investigators are currently processing witness statements, evidence at the scene and communicating with the office of the Medical Examiner to determine cause of death and cause of fire. As soon as those conclusions are available they will be released to the public through update of this press release.

Armed Kidnapping Suspect Arrested by Police

Portland Police Bureau

On Sunday, April 29, 2019 at 12:51 P.M., East Precinct officers responded to the 8400 Block of Northeast Broadway on a report of a disturbance where one person involved was threatening at least one other person with a shotgun. As officers responded, they were updated that two people involved in the disturbance were leaving in a blue car. An officer located a vehicle matching that description at Northeast 82nd Avenue and Northeast Tillamook Street. Officers from East and North Precincts responded to assist. Due to the information that there was an armed suspect, the officers conducted a high risk stop on the vehicle. Two people were taken into custody. A shotgun was located in the trunk of the vehicle and seized as evidence. 

Officers learned that the suspect pointed the shotgun at a victim, who was known to him. The suspect also pointed the shotgun at other people in the area, before ordering the victim into the vehicle and driving away. 

Detectives responded to as…

Woman Assaulted at Carter Lake, Detectives Seek Information

Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office

 – Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Detectives are investigating an assault which occurred on Sunday afternoon at the Carter Lake Campground Day Use Area, near the Douglas / Lane County Line, along Highway 101.  The campground is currently still closed for the season.
At approximately 1:20 PM, deputies were notified a female, who had been walking her dogs in the day use area of the campground was assaulted by a male who was armed. The male was last seen leaving on Highway 101.  The male was unknown to the victim, but was described as a large person in dark clothing.
Detectives are seeking information from anyone who may have  been in the area around the time of the assault and noticed any suspicious persons or vehicles.  
Anyone with information is asked to call the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Detectives Division at 541- 440- 4458 or the anonymous tip line at 541- 957- 2099.
The Sheriff’s Office provides the following safety tips: Be a…

Statewide K-9 Search and Rescue Training

Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office

OAKLAND, Ore. – Search and Rescue K9 teams from around Oregon will converge on Mildred Kanipe Memorial Park this weekend to participate in a training event which begins Friday and ends Sunday.
The training is sponsored by the Douglas County Search and Rescue K9 program and is supported by Douglas County Search and Rescue and the Sheriff’s Office.
The intention of the event is to provide interaction between teams in a training and exercise environment. Teams will learn new skills, share best practices, network and conduct certification testing.
On Friday, teams will begin to arrive and some testing will be held. A night training session will be conducted into the evening.
Saturday, the primary training day, will provide training sessions in air scent, trailing and cadaver searching. Several scenarios and sessions will be held throughout the day.
It is expected that approximately 40-50 K9 teams will participate in the opportunity.

Garage Fire

Douglas Co. Fire Dist. No.2

At 01:45 Thursday morning Douglas County Fire District No.2 was dispatched to a reported garage fire at 1646 San Souci Drive in Roseburg.  The first DCFD2 fire crew arrived at 01:56 from the Melrose Fire Station to find an attached garage filled with smoke.
The occupants of the home advised the first arriving crews that everyone was out of the structure and the fire appeared to be in the garage.
Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire with a small amount of water before it had a chance to spread to the rest of the home.  Other crews arrived shortly after to assist with overhauling, cooling and the removal of the smoldering debris.
The garage and its contents suffered minor damage, but caused no damage to any other parts of the structure. The cause of the fire appears to be started by cigarettes left in an ashtray near storage materials.
DCFD2 would like to remind everyone to check your smoke alarms and keep all heat sources at least three feet away fr…

Police Seek Help Locating Missing Gresham Man

Gresham Police Dept

Gresham, Ore. – Gresham Police is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 64-year-old man last seen yesterday. Arthur Pendergraft left his residence, Chestnut Lane assisted living, located at 1219 NE 6th St. He was last seen at the location on April 24th at about 6:30 p.m. He was picked up by a cab and dropped off in the area of SE 122nd Ave and SE Division St in Portland at about 7:03 p.m. His local family have not seen or heard from Arthur. It is unusual for Arthur to not return home at night and not be in contact with his residence or family.
Arthur has black hair, brown eyes, is approximately 5-feet-8-inches tall and 220 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark colored sweatshirt, grey sweatpants and pushing a walker.
Anyone who knows of Arthur’s whereabouts is encouraged to call the non-emergency police dispatch line at 503.823.3333 or if needed 911.

Linn County Sheriff's Office Seizes Horses in Animal Neglect Case

Linn County Sheriff's Office

Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon reports on Wednesday, April 24, at 07:34 a.m., his deputies served a search warrant and seized 34 horses from Carol Davidson, 69, and Edward Davidson, 66, both residents on Berlin Road outside of Lebanon
Linn County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control has been working with the Davidsons’ since December 2018, after receiving complaints of the horses standing in muddy conditions. 
In January 2019, Deputy Corey Putney drove by the address and noticed numerous horses still standing in muddy conditions, as well as a dead horse that was not properly disposed of. Deputy Putney cited Carol Davidson for Placing an Offensive Substance near Waterway/Highway/Property as well as, Fail to License Dogs. Deputy Putney also noticed that the horses were starting to show signs of poor health including unhealthy weight loss since he last saw them the month prior.
Over the next couple of months, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office received several calls…

Illegal Marijuana Growing Operation - Jackson County

Oregon State Police 

On April 11, 2019, after a several month long investigation into black market marijuana exportation from Oregon to several Midwestern states, the Oregon State Police-Southwest Region Marijuana team executed a search warrant at a property in the 3900 block of Independence School Rd. Medford, Oregon. 

Investigators discovered a large scale indoor marijuana growing operation, which was not licensed or legal.  Two (2) individuals were detained on site.
The investigation revealed the illegal operation was being managed by Gregory Martin Day(24) of North Carolina. 
Investigators removed and destroyed 14,497 marijuana plants weighing 1,907.7 lbs.  The approximate street value is estimated at $15,000,000.00 dollars (after the marijuana was fully processed)  
Also seized during the search warrant were; $557,488.00 US Currency, 29-Firearms including two (2) fully-automatic rifles, 6,000 (Butane Honey Oil) BHO cartridges, 141,838.3 gross grams of other BHO product, 1,047 gr…

Roseburg Police K9 Helps Capture Fugitive

Roseburg Police Dept.

On April 25th, 2019 just after 0200 hours Officers with the Myrtle Creek Police Department attempted to apprehend a fugitive on Weaver Road.  The suspect, 24 year old Steven Largent, jumped out of the vehicle he was driving, ran down an embankment, and through brush.  A perimeter was established by Myrtle Creek PD and the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, and K9 Nike with the Roseburg Police Department was called to assist.
K9 Nike tracked Largent along the railroad tracks and up a hill, where he was found hiding in some tall grass.  Largent refused to cooperate or come out, so K9 Nike was sent in and performed a biting capture of Largent, who was detained without further incident.  Largent was lodged at Douglas County Corrections.

Sex Offender Notification

Marion Co. Sheriff's Office

Marion County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the following information pursuant to ORS181.507, OAR 291-28-30, which authorizes Community Corrections to inform the public when the release of information will enhance public safety and protection.
The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of a sex offense that requires registration with the Sheriff’s Office.  Additionally, this person’s criminal history places them in a classification level which reflects the potential to re-offend.  This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather, it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public.
NAME: Drew Leonard Smith SID#: 7860214 DOB: 12/3/1970 CURRENT AGE: 48 RACE: W                                SEX: M HEIGHT: 6’2”             WEIGHT: 180 LBS HAIR:  BRO                            EYES: BRO
RESIDENCE: 2149 Ferry St. SE                         Salem, OR 97301
Drew L. Smith is on Post Prison Supervision for the crimes of: …

Multiple Business Burglary Investigations lead to arrests

Grants Pass Dept. of Public Safety

Over the last couple of weeks, the same individuals burglarized several Grants Pass businesses. Grants Pass Detectives were actively investigating the rash of burglaries and attempting to develop suspect information. On 4/24/2019, Detectives from Visalia California called the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety with information about Michael and Christopher Bradsteen. Detectives from Visalia were also investigating a rash of business burglaries in their area and they had identified Michael and Christopher Bradsteen as suspects. The two were believed to have traveled to the Grants Pass area, where they were conducting the same type of burglaries. 
Grants Pass Detectives with the help of Visalia Detectives were able to locate Michael and Christopher Bradsteen at a motel in Grants Pass. With the coordinated efforts of Grants Pass DPS Officers, RADE and Grants Pass Detectives, Michael and Christopher were seen leaving the Red Lion in Grants Pass. Det…

Lincoln County Search and Rescue Finds Missing Individuals

Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office

On April 20th, at approximately 7:30 PM, Lincoln County Search and Rescue (SAR) had just finished successfully locating a missing subject in the Yachats area when they were re-deployed to find a missing 83 year-old male in the South Beach area.  SAR personnel began searching the area on foot and via ATV, but were unsuccessful during the first day.
Search efforts continued on April 21st and lasted the entire day.  Two K9 teams from Lane County Search and Rescue arrived to assist the Lincoln County teams.  As darkness began to fall, an ATV team was retrieving a K9 search team from their mission area and noticed a human form on a clear cut about 500 meters away.  The subject did not respond to yelling or signalling.  The nearby ground search team was re-tasked to make contact with the subject, but had difficulty reaching him due to hazardous terrain.
The ground search team reached the subject and confirmed he was the missing 83 year-old.  On-site personne…

Deputies Investigating Suspicious Death

Marion Co. Sheriff's Office

On April 20th at 11:09 pm, deputies responded to the report of a possible in progress assault in the 12000 block of Twin Creeks Lane SE, located in the Jefferson area of Marion County.  When they arrived on scene, they located a 55 year-old female who was deceased.  Detectives continued their investigation into the death throughout the weekend.
This morning, April 22nd, an autopsy was conducted by the State Medical Examiner’s Office.  They have determined the death to be a homicide as a result of asphyxiation and blunt force trauma.  The female victim has been identified as Robin Stender of Jefferson.  The victim’s next of kin have been notified and are requesting no contact from media.
Detectives have arrested Derek Johnson, a 39 year-old Portland man, in connection to the death.  He is currently lodged at the Marion County Jail on the charge of Murder.
This is still an active investigation; the Sheriff’s Office will not be releasing additional informa…

Roseburg Fire Department to Conduct Training at Old Safeway Site

Roseburg Fire Department

The City of Roseburg Fire Department will be conducting training exercises at the site of the Old Safeway, located at 406 SE Rose Street, from April 22 to May 1, 2019. The training site is currently a vacant building located in Downtown Roseburg.  The training objectives will include Roof Operations and Defensive Fire Operations. 
This training opportunity will allow local firefighters the ability to train together, in addition to continuing the development of their firefighting skills.  Firefighters from Douglas County Fire District #2 will also be participating in the training.

As always, safety will be the number one priority for personnel participating in the training
Roof Operations training will be held on April 23-25, 2019.  Firefighters will work through different scenarios that require them to make access to the roof for various emergency operations.  These operations will include roof top firefighting, vertical ventilation for interior fires, and roo…

Homicide Investigation in Shady Cove

Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office

SHADY COVE – Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) detectives are releasing the names of the persons involved in a homicide in Shady Cove over Easter weekend.  Two women were found dead at a residence in the 500-block of Sarma Drive on the morning of Sunday, April 21, 2019.  One man was taken into custody at the scene and lodged in jail.
Deputies responded to the home following a 911 call from the residence on April 21 at 10:13 a.m.  The victims, Shirley Kay Gann, 62, and her daughter, Judy Mae Gann, 43, both had apparent gunshot wounds.  The Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct autopsies to complete the identification process and to determine the official cause and manner of death. 
Responding deputies arrested Kit Warren Wilkins, 59, at the scene.  Wilkins is currently lodged in the Jackson County jail, charged with two counts of aggravated murder.  Detectives served a search warrant at the residence on Sunday. 
Investigators say Wi…

Homicide Investigation in Shady Cove

Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office

SHADY COVE, Ore. - Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) detectives are investigating a homicide in Shady Cove.  Detectives say one person of interest is currently in custody; there is no known threat to the public regarding this incident.

On Sunday, April 21, 2019, at 10:13 a.m., dispatch received a 911 call from a residence in the 500-block of Sarma Drive.  Deputies arrived on scene at 10:39 a.m.

An investigator with the Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office responded to the scene.  Detectives believe they have identified the deceased; however, the next-of-kin have not yet been notified.

JCSO officials activated the Major Assault and Death Investigation Unit (MADIU).  JCSO investigators are assisted by personnel from the following agencies:  Oregon State Police, Medford Police Department, Ashland Police Department.

Additional information regarding the incident will be released at a later time. 

Anyone who has relevant information about the case is a…

Four Teens Injured In Early Morning Crash

Washington Co. Sheriff's Office

On Sunday, April 21, 2019, at 12:31 a.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an injury crash near the intersection of SW Tile Flat Road and SW Grabhorn Road in unincorporated Beaverton. It was reported that two vehicles collided head-on and that at least two people were trapped inside of a 1986 Audi 400. Personnel from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue arrived with deputies and began working to extricate three passengers from the Audi.
During the investigation, deputies learned the Audi was traveling eastbound on SW Tile Flat Road and a 1998 Toyota Camry was traveling westbound. The driver of the Toyota lost control of his vehicle while attempting to negotiate a curve and went into the oncoming lane, colliding head-on with the Audi. Four teenager passengers, all of whom were riding in the Audi, were transported to area hospitals. The extent of their injuries is currently unknown.
Deputies do not believe that speed or intoxicati…

Motor Vehicle Crash DUII Investigation

Deschutes Co. Sheriff's Office

On Saturday, 042019, at approximately 11:23 PM, deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of an unknown injury motor vehicle crash on O'Neil Highway at NE 5th Street north of Redmond, Oregon.  Upon arrival, deputies determined two occupants were self extricating from a 2004 Ford F-250 pickup and reporting they were not injured.  An investigation determined the driver, Jeffrey Lenhardt, was traveling westbound on O'Neil Highway and failed to negotiate a 90 degree left curve in the roadway.  The vehicle traveled off the roadway and impacted into concrete barriers that line the highway.  The vehicle flipped over the barriers and came to rest on its passenger side. 
The driver, Jeffrey Lenhardt, was arrested on suspicion of DUII and taken to the Deschutes County Jail in Bend, Oregon.    The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by the Oregon State Police and the Oregon Department of Tr…

Assault 2 / Assault 3- Stabbing

Grants Pass Dept. of Public Safety

On Saturday, April 20th, 2019 at approximately 8:10pm, Officers from the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety, responded to 1327 NE Evans Street for a reported stabbing.  Officers located a 17 year old victim with non-life threatening injuries.  GPDPS Fire/Rescue responded and provided medical attention to the victim. American Medical Response transported the victim to Three Rivers Medical Center where he was treated and released.  
The investigation revealed the assault was related to an interaction the victim had with a female juvenile known to the victim . The four arrested males confronted the victim over this interaction at the Evans St. address.  The victim was assaulted by the four male juveniles.  During the assault, One of the juveniles stabbed the victim in the back with a box cutter.  The juveniles fled the scene, but were located hours later.  The listed male juveniles were located, interviewed and all four were lodged at the Josephine …

Deputies Investigate Fatal Crash between a Motorcycle and Passenger Vehicle

Washington Co. Sheriff's Office

On Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at 12:35 p.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a crash involving a motorcycle near the intersection of Northwest Zion Church Road and Northwest Milne Road. 
Witnesses called 9-1-1 to report the crash and stated the motorcyclist was severely injured.  Shortly after Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue arrived, the 66-year-old male rider of the motorcycle was pronounced deceased.  
During the initial crash investigation, deputies learned a GMC Jimmy was traveling eastbound on Northwest Zion Church Road, and a motorcycle was following the GMC Jimmy.  The GMC Jimmy slowed down to make a left turn on Northwest Milne Road.  The motorcyclist apparently attempted to pass the GMC Jimmy on the right, subsequently clipping the right rear-end of the GMC Jimmy.  The GMC Jimmy stayed on the scene of the crash and is cooperating with the investigation 
The circumstances of the collision continue to be investigated.…

Vehicle Pursuit East of Bend; Driver Arrested

Deschutes Co. Sheriff's Office

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office utilized our Community Action Target Team (CATT) this afternoon in the area of Powell Butte Highway and Neff Road, focusing on speeding vehicles.  Residents in the area had contacted the Sheriff’s Office about the speed of vehicles in the posted 35MPH zone approaching the roundabout at this intersection.

At approximately 3:00pm, a CATT deputy observed a silver 2002 Honda Accord enter the 35 MPH zone at 76 MPH, determined by radar.  The deputy attempted to stop the Honda for the speed violation, but the driver fled.  The deputy initiated a pursuit of the Honda, which traveled eastbound on Alfalfa Market Road to Elk Lane, where the driver the turned around and drove back towards Bend.  Additional deputies and a Bend Police Officer responded to assist and two sets of spike strips were set up on Alfalfa Market Road ahead of the pursuit. 

The driver of the Honda then turned onto a dirt road near the intersection of Alfal…

Washington County Deputy injured in car crash at the intersection of Glencoe Rd & Wren Rd - Washington County

Oregon State Police 

Oregon State Police and emergency personnel are on scene of a two vehicle crash at the intersection of Glencoe Rd / Wren Rd in Washington County.
The crash occurred at approximately 3:00 PM.
Operators of both involved vehicles have been transported to area hospital with injuries.
Investigation is continuing.

Missing Person Investigation

Bend Police Dept.

On April 15, 2019 at 3:59 PM, Michael Shameklis was reported as a missing person to the Bend Police Department by a friend.  Shameklis had been visiting the Bend area while housesitting for his friend.  The friend last spoke with Shameklis on April 11, 2019.  
The Bend Police Department opened an investigation at that time and has been pursuing leads provided by friends and family.   At the time of this release, the investigation has not determined Michael Shameklis’ whereabouts.  Shameklis may have been traveling from Bend, Oregon to Lake Oswego,Oregon or Crescent City, California.  
Bend Police Officers are requesting anyone with information related to Shameklis’ whereabouts call (541) 693-6911.

Case # 19-119205


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Bryon Lloyd Akins Sentenced to 50 Years in Prison in Sex Abuse Case

Washington Co. District Attorney's Office

HILLSBORO, Ore.- On April 5, 2019, a Washington County jury found Bryon Lloyd Akins guilty of 14 counts of sexual abuse. He was sentenced to 50 years in prison by Judge Eric Butterfield. Senior Deputy District Attorney Megan Johnson prosecuted the case against Akins.

Washington County Sheriff’s Detective Robert Rookhuyzen began investigating Akins in August of 2018 after the sheriff’s office received a report of possible abuse involving two young girls known to Akins. With assistance from experts at CARES Northwest, investigators determined the abuse happened multiple times over the span of at least two years.

Akins denied the allegations of abuse but was found guilty after a three-day jury trial.

We would like to acknowledge the work of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, including Detective Rookhuyzen, on this case. We would also like to thank CARES Northwest for their assistance.

Akins has been transferred to the Oregon Department o…

Firefighters Respond to Second-Story Window Fall Involving 4-year-old Boy in Bethany

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue

Just before 5 p.m. today, firefighters were dispatched to a neighborhood in the Bethany area on a report of a 4-year-old boy that had fallen from the second-story window of a duplex.  
Firefighters arrived on scene within minutes to find the boy had landed on a concrete patio. Life Flight, who was already on standby, was activated and landed in a field near Springville Elementary School. The boy was transported from the home to the school by MetroWest and then loaded up in the Life Flight helicopter. He was then transported to a Portland area hospital for further evaluation and treatment. The extent and seriousness of his injuries is unknown at this time. 
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue was assisted on scene by Life Flight, Metro West Ambulance, and Washington County Sheriff’s Office. 
According to Safe Kids Worldwide, unintentional falls are the number one cause of non-fatal injury for children, and 38 percent of fall-related injuries in children …

Robbery / Assault

Grants Pass Dept. of Public Safety

On 4-13-2019, at approximately 0909 hrs, the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety responded to Sears Roebuck parking lot located at 1533 NE F St., for a report of a female employee who had been backed over by a vehicle.  Investigation revealed a white male described as being in his mid 20's with curly hair wearing an unknown color of jeans and a black jacket ran out of the store with a case of Craftsman tools valued at $109.99 without paying for them.  The male suspect jumped into the driver's side of his pick-up truck followed by the assistant manager who was running after him.  The suspect quickly backed up, hitting the manager, and driving over her legs with the front end of his truck.  The suspect sped out of the parking lot and was able to flee the area prior to police arrival.  Additionally, there was a white female adult with dirty blond hair seated in the passenger seat. 
On Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 Sheriff's Deputies patrolli…

Stabbing Suspect Arrested

Medford Police Dept.

On 04/14/19, Officer were dispatched to Providence Medical Center for a stabbing victim being treated at that location.  It was determined that the location of the stabbing was Crater Lake Ave and Stevens and the victim had been stabbed in the neck by a male that was unknown to him.  The victim had been walking with his headphones on when the suspect approached him from behind and without warning attacked him.
The suspect was located in the area of Grace Christian School and the suspect fled from the police.  The suspect later discarded the knife and was taken into custody on the Medford Center property. 

MPD Detectives responded to the scene and took over the investigation.
The suspect was identified as Jeffrey Allen Yost, 30 years old.
He was lodged on Attempted Murder and Assault II. 

Sex Abuse Suspect Arrested in Colorado

Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. – A man wanted for multiple sex crimes in Jackson County is in jail in Colorado.  Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) detectives believe Isaac James Bergstrom, 21, may have more local victims who have yet to come forward.
JCSO detectives began their investigation in December 2018.  Detectives received reports that Bergstrom had sexual contact with girls in their early teens from approximately 2015 to 2017. 

According to detectives, Bergstrom met the victims through school, activities, and acquaintances, both during and after his time as a student at Phoenix High School.  Detectives say Bergstrom contacted the victims in person in the Phoenix and Medford areas, as well as through text and mobile applications. 
Bergstrom was indicted by a Jackson County grand jury on Thursday, April 11, 2019, on charges involving four victims.  The indictment included charges of sodomy in the first degree, sodomy in the second degree, sexual abuse …

Bandon-Coquille Highway now open

ODOT: SW Oregon

BANDON – Oregon 42 South is now open to a single lane of traffic.
The highway from Coquille had been closed five miles east of Bandon since Wednesday night, April 10, when a blocked culvert washed out 50 feet of pavement.
Over the weekend, ODOT and Hayes Construction installed a 4-foot diameter culvert 25 feet below the road surface and placed 1,800 tons of rock in the hole. The new culvert is less likely to become blocked by storm debris than the previous 2-foot pipe. It will also allow better fish passage.
Flaggers will provide traffic control until the 50-foot section of road is paved later this week.

Motorists should expect brief delays through the work zone.
The repair project is expected to cost $118,000.
For more information, contact Dan Latham, ODOT Public Affairs, at 541-957-3601 or