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COLE WILLIAM STUEMPGES Fail To Report As A RSO

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DCSO Jailviewer


FAILURE TO REPORT AS SEX OFFENDER - 1
UP OF METHAMPHETAMINE


Bend Man Arrested After Several Hit & Run Crashes and a Pursuit

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Deschutes Co. Sheriff's Office


On July 31, 2019 at approximately 1:12AM, Deschutes County 911 received calls about a Chevrolet truck that crashed into parked cars in the area of the Tumalo Tavern. The 911 callers reported the driver of the truck fled the parking lot after the crashes and provided updated locations to dispatchers as it drove through Tumalo.
About 30 minutes earlier, the Bend Police Department was also investigating another hit and run crash at Jake's Diner in the City of Bend. The victim in that crash provided a description of the truck and driver that matched this same truck in Tumalo. During the investigation, it was determined this was indeed the same truck and driver.
A DCSO Deputy Sheriff attempted to stop the Chevrolet and a pursuit ensued through Tumalo and onto southbound Highway 97 from Tumalo Rd. The Chevrolet was damaged from the previous crashes and never exceeded 55mph.
The Chevrolet driver began driving towards the City of Bend where waiting DCSO …

Update: Gresham Police Seeking Welfare Check On 8-Month-Old Girl

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Gresham Police Dept

UPDATE:  8-month-old Kahlani Crane Chavez has been located.  She is safe and has been reunited with mom.  Thanks to everyone that assisted in locating her.
Gresham Detectives are continuing to search for Crane and are seeking the public’s assistance.
Anyone with knowledge of Crane or his whereabouts is encouraged to call the non-emergency police dispatch line at 503.823.3333.


Gresham Police Seeking Welfare Check On 8-Month-Old Girl

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Gresham Police Dept


Gresham, Ore. – Police are seeking a welfare check on an 8-month-old girl who was last seen in Gresham on the evening of July 26th, 2019 with her father, 27-year-old B.J. Crane Jr. of Portland.  
Crane was supposed to return his 8-month-old daughter, Kahlani, to her biological mother, 23-year-old Alondra Chavez, on July 27th. Crane has not been in communication with his family or law enforcement and his whereabouts are unknown currently.
Gresham Detectives are continuing to search for Crane and are seeking the public’s assistance.
Anyone with knowledge of Crane or his whereabouts is encouraged to call the non-emergency police dispatch line at 503.823.3333.




Two Arrested at Illegal Marijuana Grow

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Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office


GOLD HILL, Ore. – Two men are in custody following a raid on an illegal marijuana grow near Gold Hill.  Detectives with the Illegal Marijuana Enforcement Team (IMET) seized more than 1,000 marijuana plants at two rural properties. 
On the morning of Tuesday, July 30, 2019, IMET detectives served a search warrant at a property in the 900-block of Upper River Road.  A second search warrant was served at a neighboring property in the 600-block of Upper River Road.  Detectives located indoor and outdoor grow operations.  Detectives characterize the collective grow as a “black market” operation; the suspects did not have any permits to grow or process marijuana for recreational, commercial, or medical purposes.  In addition to the plants, detectives found a laboratory that produced butane honey oil (BHO), a concentrated form of cannabis. 
Detectives arrested two suspects who were present at the time the warrants were served:  Michael Glen Newmann, 66, of th…

RITCHIE ROAD LEVEL 3 "GO!" REDUCED TO LEVEL 2 "BE SET"

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Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office


CANYONVILLE, Ore. - The Sheriff's Office and Milepost 97 Fire managers have reduced the evacuation notice for residents living in the 100-300 block of Ritchie Road from a Level 3 "GO!" to a Level 2 "Be Set" effective Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 10:00 am. 
The reduction is largely due to firefighting progress in the area of the homes which have reduced the imminent risk. However, homeowners should still be ready to leave at a moment's notice should conditions deteriorate. Additionally, residents are asked to drive with caution in the area as firefighting activity continues. 
Level 2 "Be Set" means: This level indicates significant danger, if you decide to stay, be ready to evacuate at a moments noticeThis may be the only notice your receive if conditions worsenSupply your "go kit" with all the essentials to last 2 weeksStay connected with emergency information and evacuation routes All other evacuation levels …

Human Remains Located Six Miles West of Sunriver on National Forest Land; Investigation Underway

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Deschutes Co. Sheriff's Office


On July 28, 2019, at approximately 11:55am, deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to Deschutes National Forest land approximately 6 miles west of Sunriver after a camper in the area reporting possibly finding a decomposed body.  Arriving deputies did locate and confirm human remains alongside a forest road.  The Oregon State Police Crime Lab was called out to the scene to assist with the investigation and recovery of evidence. 

An autopsy has been scheduled for tomorrow, July 30th, 2019.  Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office detectives are working with the State Medical Examiner’s Office to determine identity and cause/manner of death.  Detectives do believe foul play occurred in this case.  The investigation is active and ongoing and additional information will be released as it becomes available.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigati…

Interactive Map Created to Show Evacuation Zones

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Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office


DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. - Through a partnership with Douglas County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management, Milepost 97 Fire Managers and Josephine County Emergency Management, residents affected by the Milepost 97 Fire can now visit an interactive map to see exactly what evacuation zone they are in. 
The website https://tinyurl.com/y696vqhq, is now operational. Douglas County Emergency Management and Milepost 97 Fire managers provided information to Josephine County about the evacuation zones and the fire. Using specialized software, Josephine County was able to produce the map for our community to use.
Douglas County Emergency Manager Wayne Stinson said, "Over the years Jackson, Josephine and Douglas Counties have come to see the value in working cooperatively on disaster planning. Most events are not limited to County lines and we see the value, not only in our staff workload, but in also how it provides coordinated and less confusing informatio…

RADE arrest(s) / Search Warrant

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Grants Pass Dept. of Public Safety


On July 17th, 2019, RADE Detectives executed a search warrant regarding a drug investigation at 1297 Flower Lane in Grants Pass. The subject of the investigation/search warrant was Robert Goodlette. Due to information Goodlette possessed firearms and Goodlette’s history of violent crimes including assaulting a peace officer, a small GPDPS SWAT element was included with the execution of the search warrant.
Goodlette was located at the residence and taken into custody. Also located was Brandon Fernandez and Britney Williams. This investigation continued for several days after the search warrant execution and the following items were seized during the investigation: 471.1 grams of heroin404.4 grams of methamphetamine$6319 in cash.9mm pistol with ammo.186.6 grams of suspected “Cut” for drugsOther controlled substance pills, digital scales and packaging materials. Goodlette was lodged in the Josephine County Jail on charges of PCS/MCS/DCS Heroin and Metham…

SINGLE VEHICLE

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Roseburg Police Dept.


On July 28, 2019 at approximately 2030 hours, the Roseburg Police Department responded to a single vehicle collision on Garden Valley at the intersection of NE Cedar.  A motorcycle operated by Jeffrey Lynn Shipman (59 years of age), left the roadway and collided with a building at this location. 
Shipman sustained life threatening injuries during the collision and was transported to Mercy Medical Center and then life-flighted to Sacred Heart for treatment.  Shipman is currently in critical condition.
Officers spoke with witnesses who heard the motorcycle accelerating, and then saw the rider lose control as he attempted to negotiate the turn from westbound Garden Valley to southbound Cedar Street and ultimately into the wall of 161 NE Garden Valley. The investigation is ongoing, however, alcohol is believed to be a factor. 

Officers Interrupt Robbery

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Medford Police Dept.


On July 27th, 2019, at 9:10 p.m., officers were dispatched to the Golden Wok, 718 S. Riverside Avenue for an armed robbery in progress. It was reported that the suspect was purporting to be armed with a firearm.
Officers arrived in less than one minute and found the robbery was still in progress. Three officers entered the business and confronted the suspect. The suspect did not obey commands and challenged the officers. The officers tased the suspect which had the desired effect. He was taken into custody and determined he did not have a weapon during the robbery. 
He was lodged in jail for Robbery 2nd Degree, $100,000 bail.
Suspect: Shriven, Richard Eric 57 years old

Deputies Investigating Shooting

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Marion Co. Sheriff's Office

On July 28th at just before 9:30 pm, deputies were dispatched to the report of gunshots being heard behind Safeway, at 3380 Lancaster Drive NE.  While deputies were checking the area, a local hospital reported a 16-year-old victim had arrived with multiple gunshot wounds. 
Deputies responded to the hospital and interviewed the victim regarding the shooting and are continuing to investigate what occurred.  The victim was admitted to the hospital with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.
Due to this being an ongoing investigation, no additional information will be released at this time.  The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Salem Police Department during the initial response to the shooting.
If anyone has information about the shooting, please call the Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number at 503-588-5032.


UPDATE ON MISSING 2 YEAR OLD

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Medford Police


The Medford Police Department has learned from Montana authorities that a deceased two year old, believed to be Aiden Salcido, has been located in a remote area of Montana. Positive identification has not been made, however the decedent was located in the same area that Hannah Janiak and Daniel Salcido were seen by several witnesses days earlier. Witnesses called in tips after seeing the story break on the news and were instrumental in helping to locate a remote camp believed to have been occupied by Janiak and Salcido. The cause and manner of death will not be disclosed until an autopsy can be conducted next week in Montana. The Medford Police Department would like to express condolences to our local families of those involved and we appreciate the cooperation that we received. The Medford Police Department would also like to express gratitude to our local media for quickly disseminating this story in an effort to locate Aiden. Detectives from our agency will be returni…

ELEVATED EVACUATION NOTICES ISSUED FOR MILEPOST 97 FIRE

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Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office


UPDATE 07/27/2019 13:50 In conjunction with Milepost 97 Fire managers, the Sheriff's Office is issuing Level 2 "GET SET" evacuation notices for all residences on the west side of the freeway between Interstate mileposts 88-83. This includes:  Barton RoadAzalea-Glen RoadOld Booth LaneHarrel LaneHobbs LaneFortune Branch Road on the Azalea-Glen sideForrest RoadRealty RoadQuines Creek RoadMobley Drive Additionally, all residences off of Upper Cow Creek Road starting at Interstate 5 milepost 88, east to the base of Galesville Dam are being elevated to a Level 2.  Level 2 or "Get Set" means: • This level indicates significant danger to your area and are encouraged to leave. If you decide to stay, be ready to evacuate at a moment's notice This may be the only notice you receive if conditions worsenSupply your "go kit" with all the essentials to last 2 weeksStay connected with emergency information and evacuation routesBegin …

Suspicious Vehicle Yields Drugs and Cash

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Beaverton Police Dept.


On July 26, 2019 Beaverton Police officers arrested 28-year-old Ammahad Bradley for illegal drug possession and distribution.

At 4:01 a.m. on July 26th, a BPD officer noticed a suspicious vehicle in the area of SW Walker Rd. and SW Canyon Rd. The BPD officer subsequently stopped the suspicious vehicle. During the traffic stop, officers discovered methamphetamine (203 grams), heroin (17 grams), 2 lbs. of marijuana and cash.
Mr. Bradley was charged with Distribution and Possession of Methamphetamine, Distribution and Possession of Heroin, Unlawful Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance and Unlawful Possession of Drugs (Schedule IV). Mr. Bradley was lodged at the Washington County Jail.
BPD encourages anyone that sees illegal or suspicious activity to notify law enforcement.





Additional Evacuation Notices Issued for Milepost 97 Fire

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Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office


AZALEA, Ore. - In conjunction with Milepost 97 Fire managers, the Sheriff's Office is issuing Level 1 "Ready" evacuation notices for all residences on the west side of the freeway between Interstate mileposts 88-83. This includes:  Barton RoadAzalea-Glen RoadOld Booth LaneHarrel LaneHobbs LaneFortune Branch Road on the Azalea-Glen sideForrest RoadRealty RoadQuines Creek RoadMobley Drive Additionally, a Level 1 "Ready" notice is also being issued for all residences off of Upper Cow Creek Road starting at Interstate 5 milepost 88, east to the base of Galesville Dam.  Level 1 "Ready" means: Be ready for the potential to evacuateHave a "go kit" readyHave an evacuation plan for your family and petsBe Firewise and create a defensible space around your home Residents in the area of the fire are urged to monitor official sources for the latest fire information. Information can be found at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/inciden…

Medford Police & FBI Looking for Missing 2-Year-Old after Parents Found Deceased

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FBI - Oregon


The Medford (Oregon) Police Department and the FBI are asking for the public’s help in locating a two-year old child after his parents were involved in an apparent murder-suicide in Montana. The non-married couple, Daniel Salcido and Hannah Janiak, were reported missing to the Medford Police Department on June 11, 2019. The couple had a child together, Aiden Salcido.
The Jackson County Sheriff's Office investigated the couple for a burglary in 2018. The case resulted in criminal convictions, and Hannah was scheduled to begin serving her sentence at the Jackson County Jail on June 11, 2019. She did not show up for her sentencing.
Investigators began looking through Hannah’s financial records and found the last activity was on June 3 and 4, 2019, when two purchases were made at the Walmart on Center Drive, Medford. The purchases were caught on surveillance video, which showed Daniel, Hannah and Aiden together. The couple purchased camping equipment among other items. Inv…

MICHAEL CRAIG GOULD Fail To Report As A Sex Offender

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DCSO Jailviewer


 FAILURE TO REPORT AS SEX OFFENDER - 1



Tip Leads to Arrest of Child Porn Suspect

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Marion Co. Sheriff's Office


On July 25th at approximately 10:20 am, deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office acted on a tip a man wanted for federal child pornography crimes was at a residence in the 11000 block of Silverton Rd NE.  As deputies arrived, they located a vehicle known to be driven by the suspect parked outside the home.
With the assistance of a police K9, deputies searched the residence where they encountered multiple people inside.  The suspect, Shayne Mayberry, was found by Sheriff’s Office K9 “Zeke” hiding in the attic beneath a large pile of clothing.  Mayberry was seized by the K9 and was taken into custody by deputies.
Shayne Mayberry, 32, was taken to a local hospital where he received treatment for minor injuries before being lodged at Marion County Jail.  Mayberry is currently being held on charges including; a US Marshall’s Hold, Resisting Arrest, Possession of Methamphetamine, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Failure to Carry and Present a License…

Police Looking For Suspect Vehicle In Fatal Hit And Run

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Gresham Police Dept

Gresham, Ore.— Gresham Police is looking for the suspect vehicle in a fatal hit and run. This morning at approximately 5:20 a.m., police responded to the report of a person down on the eastbound I-84 181st Ave. off-ramp. Officers arrived on scene and located an adult female that was deceased. It appeared that the female was struck by a vehicle.
Based on evidence from the scene, police determined that the suspect vehicle is a dark blue 2011-2014 Volkswagen Jetta with significant front-end damage.

Anyone who may have information about the collision is asked to call 503-618-2220.


Boxing Coach Arrested for Sex Abuse - More Victims Possible

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Washington Co. Sheriff's Office


On Tuesday, July 23, 2019, detectives from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office arrested 27-year-old Kaiwipaoaehikuonalani Amina on two counts of sexual abuse in the third degree.  Mr. Amina is accused of inappropriately touching two former students in January 2017.
Mr. Amina is a coach and owner at Martial Masters Academy in Hillsboro where he came into contact with the two underage victims, both students at his academy.  The girls were both 17 or younger at the time of the abuse.  The incident happened at Mr. Amina’s previous apartment in the 18000 block of NW Cornell Road in Beaverton.
Both victims reported that Mr. Amina touched them inappropriately while they were staying at his apartment after he and another adult provided them with alcohol.
Detectives believe there may be additional victims related to his work as a boxing coach.  If anyone has any information, please contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 503-846-2500.

Sheriff's Office Looking for Information on Missing Mother and Toddler

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Washington Co. Sheriff's Office


The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is working to locate Nicole Marie Murphy, 32, and her two-year-old son Caiden.
Both were last seen on Tuesday, July 23, between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at an urgent care facility on NW 185th Avenue and NW Cornell Road in Hillsboro.
Nicole Murphy is described as white, 4’11”, 115 lbs., with dirty blonde hair and green eyes. Caiden is 34 lbs. with longer, curly blonde hair and green eyes.
Nicole was most recently staying at the Mountaindale Recovery Center in North Plains. There is no indication of foul play, but the family is concerned about the well-being of Nicole and her ability to care for Caiden.  She has not used her cell phone since she was reported missing and has no known financial means to travel.
Anyone with information about Nicole or Caiden’s whereabouts is asked to call the Washington County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency line at 503-629-0111.



Double Fatal on Brush Creek Road

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Linn County Sheriff's Office

Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon reports his deputies are investigating a double-fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred yesterday near the address of 25710 Brush Creek Road, which is approximately one mile east of Crawfordsville.

On Tuesday at about 6:17 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office received a report that two vehicles crashed and at least one person was unconscious and not breathing.  The investigation showed that a black 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer, driven by Ty Kirkland, 23, was headed southbound on Brush Creek Road.  The passengers in the vehicle were Stormy Barge, 24, and her two children, Emma Pulido, 5, and Macy Pulido, 3, all of Sweet Home.
The second vehicle, a green 1999 Jeep Wrangler driven by Brian McIntire, 29, of Sweet Home, was traveling northbound on Brush Creek Road when it left its lane of travel and collided with the Mitsubishi.  Stormy Barge was pronounced dead at the scene.  Emma Pulido was transported via ambulance and LifeFlight helicopter to…

Fatal Crash on Interstate-5 - Jackson County

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Oregon State Police 

On Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at approximately 1:45 A.M. Oregon State Police Troopers responded to a two vehicle crash on Interstate 5 (northbound lanes) near milepost 26. 
Preliminary investigation indicates that a Honda Civic, operated by Tyler Nelson (25) of Medford, was stopped or traveling slow in the right hand lane for unknown reasons.  A Freightliner (commercial motor vehicle) with loaded trailer, operated by Baljinder Singh (45) of Roseville, CA. struck the Honda Civic in the rear of the vehicle pushing it off of the right side of the roadway.  Nelson sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Singh was not injured.
The right lane of Interstate 5 northbound was closed for several hours following the crash. 
OSP was assisted by Jackson County Sheriff's Office and ODOT.

Medford Man Jailed for Images of Child Abuse

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Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office

MEDFORD – Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) detectives arrested a Medford man Wednesday on charges related to possessing and sharing images of child sexual abuse.  The arrest caps a nine-month investigation that began with a cyber tip to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).
In October 2018, the Oregon Department of Justice (DOJ) Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) investigators notified JCSO detectives of a case involving online images of child abuse shared on Facebook.  The initial ICAC investigation revealed one of the participants was located in Jackson County. 
Through their collaborative investigation, ICAC investigators and JCSO detectives identified the suspect as Derrick Christopher Estrada, 32, of the 700-block of Stevens Street.  Detectives served search warrants at Estrada’s home and a second Medford residence associated with Estrada.  Detectives were further assisted by investigators with the Oregon State…

Large Multi Drug Seizure

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Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team (DINT)


On Monday, July 22nd, 2019, detectives with the Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team (DINT) served a search warrant at a residence in the 300 block of SE Pine Street in Roseburg.  
The search revealed approximately 1141 grams (2.5 lbs) of methamphetamine, 639 grams (1.4 lbs) of heroin, 30 grams of cocaine, and 7 grams of psilocybin mushrooms.  In addition to the various drugs, detectives found firearms, cash, and other evidence of drug related crimes.  This is a huge amount of meth and heroin, usually possessed only by very high level dealers.
At the scene, detectives located 47 year old Galen Trigg of Portland, Oregon.  Trigg had a warrant for his arrest from the United States Marshal's Service.  In addition to being held on the warrant for the US Marshal's Service, Trigg was lodged at the Douglas County Jail on the following charges: Unlawful Possession of MethamphetamineUnlawful Delivery of MethamphetamineUnlawful Possession of HeroinU…

Arson Investigation

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Grants Pass Dept. of Public Safety


On July 16th, 2019 at about 8:00 PM, Grants Pass Department of Public Safety Police and Fire Rescue responded to 754 NW 2nd St in regards to a small travel trailer on fire in the driveway. The first units arrived less than three minutes after the initial call to find the trailer fully involved and smoke visible from several blocks away.
The fire was quickly extinguished by GPDPS Fire Rescue with only the trailer being destroyed and no injuries reported. 
Witness statements described a female leaving the trailer prior to the 911 call. Officers checking the area located Elise Degraffenreid nearby. Elise was known to frequent the location.
GPDPS Major Crimes Detectives and Fire Marshall responded and conducted an investigation. Upon completion of their investigation, Elise was lodged at the Josephine County Jail for Arson 2 and Tampering with Evidence.
The total value of the damage to the trailer has yet to be determined.
The Grants Pass Department of P…

Motorcyclist dies in crash on Hwy 101 - Coos County

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Oregon State Police 


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

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

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



Man Dies in Single Vehicle Crash

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Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office


CENTRAL POINT – A Medford man died Sunday evening after crashing his car into a pole.  Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputies believe alcohol use likely contributed to the incident.  
On July 14, 2019, at 8:23 p.m., dispatch received a 911 call reporting a single-vehicle crash at the intersection of Table Rock Road and East Gregory Road.  The caller reported a gold Ford Escape had crashed into a pole; the driver and sole occupant was unconscious and bleeding.  
Bystanders trained in CPR attempted to resuscitate the driver.  Deputies and personnel from Fire District 3 and Mercy Flights responded to the scene.  The driver, identified as 68-year-old Jud Allen Dikes of Medford, died at the scene. 
Deputies determined Dikes had been driving southbound on Table Rock Road when his vehicle veered across the oncoming lanes for unknown reasons.  The small SUV struck a traffic signal pole at the southeast corner of the intersection with East Gregory Road.  Deput…

Oregon State Police investigating theft of trailer.- Douglas County

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Oregon State Police 


Oregon State Police is investigating the theft of an enclosed utility trailer which contained about $30,000 worth of striping equipment and materials. 
On July 2, 2019 the victim was driving south on I-5 in south Douglas County when he experienced a flat tire.  He left the trailer and returned on July 3 and the trailer was missing.  It appears the trailer was driven with a flat tire and the tire marks lead to the Glendale area.
Three paint stripers, similar to one in picture, were in the trailer.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Senior Trooper Dave Stone at OSP Roseburg office 541-440-3334




Gresham Police Make Arrest Involving Injury Hit and Run

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Gresham Police Dept


Gresham, Ore.— Gresham Police arrested the driver in a hit and run that caused serious injuries to the vehicle’s passenger. This morning at 2:12 a.m., police responded to the report of a disoriented female stating she was injured and trapped inside a vehicle. Officers located the vehicle on NE Wilkes Rd. just east of NE 181st Ave. The adult female was extricated from the vehicle and transported to the hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries. The driver had fled from the vehicle.
At 3:23 a.m., a driver was flagged down by a male at NE 162nd Ave. and NE Russell St. The male was bleeding from the head and claimed that he was the backseat passenger of the vehicle. The male, later identified as 19-year-old Julio Bautista Montella of Portland, was transported to the hospital to be treated for his head injuries.
Further investigation revealed that there were no other people in the vehicle and Bautista Montella was the driver. After being released from the h…

Toddler dies after being struck by vehicle

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Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office

On July 14, 2019 at about 9:46 PM emergency personnel from North Lincoln Fire and Rescue, Pacific West Ambulance, and the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office responded to a residence in Otis, Oregon regarding a 15-month old toddler struck by a vehicle at the residence.  The preliminary investigation has revealed Thomas Bartlett, 51, of Otis, Oregon was backing his 2000 Ford pick-up in the driveway of the residence to park when his 15-month old toddler was stuck by the pick-up.  
Lifesaving measures immediately began, and the toddler was transported to Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital. At approximately 11:50 PM the toddler was pronounced deceased at the hospital. 

The family is cooperating with the investigation and there does not appear to be any criminal charges pending as a result of this tragic incident.


Missing Person-Charles Levin

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Grants Pass Dept. of Public Safety


Over the past week, the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety has been searching for missing resident Charles Levin. Grants Pass DPS has been assisted by the Josephine County Sheriff 's (Search and Rescue) and the Oregon State Police. On Friday, July 12th Josephine County Search and Rescue was able to narrow down a search area based on an emergency cellular phone ping requested by GPDPS.  Josephine County Search and Rescue, Grants Pass DPS, and an air asset from the Oregon State Police spent most of the day searching a remote area northeast of Selma.  Charles was not located on Friday however, Search and Rescue continued their efforts on Saturday in the same general area.  At about 8:00 PM  on Saturday, a local Illinois Valley resident located Charles Levin's car in a very remote and almost impassible road. Troopers from the Oregon State Police responded and were escorted to the car by the individual who found it.  Levin's car was off t…

Bridge Rescue Saves Albany Resident

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Albany Fire Dept.


On Thursday, July 11, 2019, at approximately 12:44 a.m., the Albany Police received a 911 emergency call from a citizen reporting a female screaming beneath the Bryant Way Bridge in the 800 block of SW Bryant Way.  The citizen reported a female was hanging on a sign beneath the bridge, over the Calapooia River.
At 12:51 a.m., Albany Police Department and Albany Fire Department responded to the scene. Albany police engaged the distraught female in conversation for approximately 1 hour while Albany Fire Department personnel conducted a technical rescue.  The distraught female, a 47-year old Albany resident, was hanging over the Calapooia River by two braided metal cables and a metal spillway sign.  The sign was suspended approximately 50-60 feet above the waterway.   A fall from this height could have been fatal due to low river levels and large rocks directly below her. 
Albany Fire’s Water Rescue Craft was deployed to the Willamette and Calapooia rivers while a techn…