Showing posts from August, 2019

Shooting Investigation in Portland's Centennial Neighborhood -- Deceased Identified

Portland Police Bureau

On Friday August 30, 2019 at 3:33 a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the area of Southeast 174th Avenue and Southeast Powell Boulevard on a report of a shooting. Officers arrived at the location and found an adult female with a gunshot wound. The female was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers also located a second victim, an adult male, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The male was transported to an area hospital for treatment to life threatening injuries. 

There was a young child in the residence at the time of the shooting. The child is safe with officers and was not harmed. 

Officers searched the area for the suspect(s). At this time, no arrests have been made in connection to this shooting. 

The Portland Police Bureau's Homicide Detail is responding to assist with the investigation. Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact the police non-emergency phone number at (503)823-3333. 

The Medical Examiner is id…

UPDATED-Oregon State Police Requesting Public's Assistance with Fatal Crash on Hwy 395 - Umatilla County

Oregon State Police

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

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

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

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

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

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

OSP was assisted by the Umatilla County She…

Assault/Felony Hit and Run

Josephine Co. Sheriff's Office

On Tuesday August 28th, 2019 at 3:24 PM Deputies from the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office were involved in a vehicle pursuit.  The pursuit was initiated on Leland Rd. outside of Wolf Creek.  A traffic stop was initiated on a black Ford Explorer for reckless driving.  The operator of the vehicle elected to flee upon lights and siren being activated. 
The pursuit continued over rural gravel roads leading into the Sunny Valley community on King Mountain Rd.  A Deputy was in the process of setting up spike strips in the 400 block of King Mountain Rd. when the eluding vehicle approached him accelerating at high speeds.  The Deputy was attempting to avoid collision but was caught halfway out of the driver’s door of the patrol vehicle.  The eluding suspect elected to ram the patrol vehicle striking the driver’s door, driver’s side rear door and driver’s side rear quarter panel.
The Deputy was pinned between the door and his upper torso bent the top of the…

Former Cottage Grove Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Stealing Methamphetamine from Evidence Locker

U.S. Attorney's Office - District of Oregon

EUGENE, Ore.— Phillip Allan Beach, 49, of Cottage Grove, Oregon, pleaded guilty today to one count of acquiring or obtaining a controlled substance by misrepresentation, fraud, forgery, deception of subterfuge.

According to court documents, in May 2015, an evidence coordinator at the Cottage Grove Police Department (CGPD) reported to their supervisor that Beach accessed the department’s evidence locker more frequently than other officers and seemed to do so for no apparent purpose. The coordinator said that Beach would repeatedly access the same evidence bag. A CGPD commander later examined the bag and observed that it was open and two plastic bags inside containing several ounces of methamphetamine crystals had been sliced open.

In June 2015, CGPD began an investigation of Beach’s conduct and placed two hidden cameras inside the evidence locker. On June 11, 2015, Beach was recorded on video entering the locker without signing the evidence …


Oregon State Police

On Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at approximately 5:51 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on I-5 at milepost 71.
Preliminary investigation reviled that a Nissan Versa, operated by George Kachigian (84) of Grants Pass, was traveling northbound on I-5 when the Versa lost control and struck the center concrete median.  The Versa overturned and came to rest on the right shoulder of the road. 
Kachigian sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.
OSP was assisted by Rural Metro Fire District, ODOT, AMR, and the Josephine County Sheriff's Office.

Suspect pleads guilty to 200-months in prison

Oregon City Police Dept.

This afternoon, 62-year-old, Wayne Arthur Silsbee appeared in a Clackamas County Circuit Court room to enter a plea for multiple sex crimes that occurred between September of 1995 and April of 1996. This afternoon, Silsbee pled guilty to two counts of Sodomy I, two counts of Sex Abuse I, and one count of Unlawful Sexual Penetration I.  Silsbee was sentenced to 200-months in prison. 

Previous Press Release from Portland FBI, May 11, 2019: Man on the run for 23 years turns himself in to Oregon City Police
Wayne Arthur Silsbee, age 62, walked into the Oregon City Police Department and turned himself in on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 4:30pm. He was wanted for his alleged involvement in multiple incidents of sexual assault involving several female victims who were between the ages of eight and ten at the time of the offenses.   
The alleged assaults occurred between September of 1995 and April of 1996, in Clackamas County, Oregon. Silsbee was acquainted with each of the …

On-line Sex Offense Investigation

Grants Pass Dept. of Public Safety

Grants Pass Detectives had been investigating Christopher Nettifee over the last few weeks regarding complaints that Christopher was contacting juvenile females on-line. The subsequent investigation revealed that Christopher was sending graphic  photographs of himself to a juvenile female. Christopher was also requesting nude photographs from the juvenile female in return. Christopher was arrested and lodged at the Josephine County Jail on the above listed charges.
The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety would like to remind parents to become familiar with the different social media sites and apps their children are using.  For parents interested in seeking out information related to these sites and apps, you can find information on the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's Website. Newsweek also recently published an article titled, 15 APPS DANGEROUS FOR CHILDREN. Below are the links to both sites.  
Arrested: Christopher Rober…

Southern Oregon Marijuana Trafficker Charged in Murder-For-Hire Plot

U.S. Attorney's Office - District of Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore.—A federal criminal complaint was unsealed today charging a Southern Oregon man and frequent marijuana trafficker with attempting to pay for the murder of an associate.

John Tobe Larson, 68, of Josephine County, Oregon, is charged with using interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder-for-hire in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1958.

According to the complaint, beginning in May 2019, the Oregon State Police Southwest Region Marijuana Team (OSP-SWRMJ) learned that Larson was involved in the interstate distribution of marijuana from Southern Oregon throughout the U.S. and smuggling cash back into Oregon via a private plane Larson pilots. As a result, OSP-SWRMJ and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) began investigating Larson.

By May of 2019, investigators had learned that Larson was allegedly looking for someone to murder an associate who owed him approximately $75,000 in unpaid debt. In early June, investigato…

UPDATE: Suspect Identified After Threats with Chain and Knife

Portland Police Bureau

The suspect is Christopher M. Hall, 38. He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Attempted Aggravated Murder, Kidnap in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Resist Arrest, Menacing, Theft in the Third Degree, and Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree. 

Investigators learned during the arrest that, after Hall dropped the knife and tried to run again, a passerby saw what was happening, grabbed Hall, and assisted officers in making the arrest. 

While we do not recommend community members become involved in making arrests for safety reasons, we appreciate the assistance and are grateful that no one was seriously injured or killed during this incident.

Male dies from fall at Smith Rock State Park

Deschutes Co. Sheriff's Office

On August 24, 2019, at 0940 hours, Deschutes County 911 Dispatch received a call that Chaitanya Sathe, 35 year old male from Hillsboro OR had fallen approximately 100 feet near the access to Lower Gorge at Smith Rock State Park.
Redmond Fire, 4 Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Deputies and 12 Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Volunteers responded to the scene. The male was pronounced deceased at the scene. 
During the investigation, it was determined the male was making his way down a climber's path toward the northeast Lower Gorge inside Smith Rock State Park, when he apparently tripped and fell approximately 100 feet.  
The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Volunteers completed the recovery.

Man Arrested After Threats with Chain and Knife

Portland Police Bureau

An adult male suspect is in custody after threatening both police and citizens with weapons in the Northwest District Neighborhood. 

Central Precinct officers responded to a report of a man trying to break into the back door of a church in the 100 Block of Northwest 19th Avenue. As officers responded, they were informed that the suspect had a chain and was chasing people with it. 

Officers arrived, located the suspect and they saw he was carrying a heavy chain with a padlock (photo). He ran from officers, but then turned around and swung the chain at them. He continued running and additional officers arrived. They caught up with the suspect near West Burnside Street and Northwest 18th Avenue. The suspect produced a knife (photo), grabbed a female passerby, and threatened her with the knife. Officers challenged the suspect and were able to convince him to drop the knife. There was a struggle and an officer utilized a Conducted Electrical Weapon (CEW or Taser) on the…


Grants Pass Dept. of Public Safety

On 8/22/2019 at approximately 8:06 am, Officers received a report of a female in a silver Toyota 4 door pointing a handgun at other drivers near SE M Street and SE 6th Street.  Several officers checked the area and the suspect vehicle was not located. Approximately an hour later, dispatch received a second call involving the same vehicle  near NE 7th Street and NE B Street.  The female was again menacing subjects with a handgun and fled the scene in the silver Toyota.   

Officers again responded and began searching for the suspect vehicle. Officers located the vehicle and conducted a high risk vehicle stop on Ringuette Street near Union Ave.  36 year old Felicia Christine Rhodes was stopped and taken into custody on the listed charges.  She was found in possession .40 caliber handgun. No shots were fired and there were no injuries as a result of these incidents. 

Anyone who may have witnessed any additional incidents or with further information regardin…

Man Arrested for Attempted Murder After Ramming Motorcycle Riders

Washington Co. Sheriff's Office

On August 22, 2019, at 7:55 p.m., deputies were dispatched to reports of a serious crash near the intersection of SW Blanton Street and SW 175th Avenue in Aloha.  When deputies arrived, they found a 1991 Kawasaki motorcycle in the bushes alongside the road. The motorcycle’s male rider and female passenger were lying in the street with severe injuries. Deputies attended to the two injured individuals until Metro West Ambulance transported them to a local hospital.
Deputies learned the other vehicle involved in the crash had fled the scene. Witnesses described the suspect vehicle as a silver Chevrolet sedan.  
The inter-agency Washington Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) responded to assist in the traffic crash investigation. CART members determined that the force of the impact threw the motorcycle approximately 100 feet.   
Investigators determined the driver of the vehicle to be 25-year-old Stephen Matthew Lister. Today, detectives obtained …

Drowning Victim Located on Lost Creek Lake

Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office

TRAIL, Ore. – On June 9, 2019, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) and other agencies responded to Lost Creek Lake for a reported drowning of two individuals. Deputies located the first victim, Irving Fuentes, 25, unresponsive in the water. He was transported to Providence Hospital where we was pronounced deceased.
The search for the second drowning victim, Juan Carlos Fuentes, 29, has been ongoing since the incident took place in June. Police, Fire, and Search and Rescue (SAR) personnel have worked diligently to recover Fuentes for his family.
Gene and Cindy Ralston, a retired couple from Idaho, were called upon for the search. The Ralston’s are experts in Side Scan Sonar and spend their retirement working to help families and searchers in situations like the one at Lost Creek Lake.
On August 20, the Ralstons arrived and quickly located an object believed to be a body approximately 135 feet below the surface.
On August 22, JCSO Marine Patrol and…

James Kee Taik Park Convicted of Multiple Charges in Child Sex Abuse Case

Washington Co. District Attorney's Office

HILLSBORO, Ore.- On August 21, 2019, Washington County Judge Charles Bailey found James Kee Taik Park, age 54, guilty of first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy and five counts of first-degree sex abuse. The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Jason Weiner.

In May of 2016, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office began investigating Mr. Park after a family member alerted authorities to possible abuse. A young child known to Mr. Park made disclosures of abuse to a babysitter and a family member, prompting the investigation. During this same time frame, a second child, also known to Mr. Park, reported similar abuse.

The children were then taken to CARES Northwest where forensic interviews were conducted. They told investigators that Mr. Park sexually abused them. The older child disclosed this happened to her multiple times. Mr. Park declined to be interviewed by law enforcement.

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office would li…

Three people die in single vehicle crash on Hwy 126 - Deschutes County

Oregon State Police

 On Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at approximately 11:30 A.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Hwy 126 at mp 105.  
Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2011 Toyota Venza, operated by Kenneth Vaughn (69) of Redmond, was traveling westbound on Hwy 126 when for an unknown reason it veered off the road and struck large rocks at a driveway access.
Kenneth Vaughn and his passengers  Sheryl Vaughn (63) of Redmond and April Vaughn (33) sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased.
OSP was assisted by the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Redmond Fire Department and ODOT.

UPDATED-PPB is Asking for the Public's Help Locating Family of Lost 3-Year-Old

Portland Police Bureau


A man identifying himself as the father of the child has called 9-1-1 reporting his daughter missing.

Officers are still looking into the facts surrounding this incident. An updated news release will be pushed out with further information if/when appropriate.

The bureau would like to thank community members who gave information and assisted in the search for the parents.

On Wednesday August 21, 2019 at 4:15 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the area of Northeast 28th Avenue and Northeast Prescott Street on a report of an unknown 3-year-old who wandered into the complainant's house. The resident did not recognize the child and was unable to obtain her name. 

Officers are on scene and the child is safe. Officers are canvassing the neighborhood for her home. The child is a white female with dark hair and is wearing yellow and pink pajamas. 

Anyone with information about the child's or the family's identity is asked to contact the police non-em…

Jury Finds David Scott Houston Guilty in Child Sex Abuse Case

Washington Co. District Attorney's Office

HILLSBORO, Ore.- On August 16, 2019, a Washington County jury found David Scott Houston, age 31, guilty of two counts of first-degree sex abuse. Deputy District Attorney Chris Lewman prosecuted the case against Mr. Houston in Judge Andrew Erwin’s courtroom.

In May of 2018, a report was filed with the Oregon Department of Human Services alerting authorities to possible neglect and sex abuse involving a young child. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office joined the investigation and began interviewing the victim and her family. A safety plan was created, and the juvenile was removed from the home where she was living at the time of the abuse.

The juvenile was interviewed by experts at CARES Northwest where she disclosed Mr. Houston forced her to touch him inappropriately. Mr. Houston admitted to the contact but accused the victim of initiating the encounter. The jury did not find that accounting of events credible.

A sentencing hearing is sch…


Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team (DINT)

On Thursday, August 15th, 2019, DINT Detectives arrested 51 year old Eric Nelson, of Sutherlin, on suspicion of multiple drug related crimes.  
Detectives contacted Nelson in the 400 block of N Comstock Road in Sutherlin.  A search of Nelson's residence and vehicle revealed a large amount of suspected methamphetamine and heroin, as well as other drug related paraphernalia.   I total, detectives seized over 600 grams of methamphetamine (1.3 pounds), and approximately 100 grams of heroin (3.5 ounces). All of this occurred in close proximity to Sutherlin's West Intermediate School located at 531 N Comstock Rd.  There are additional crimes in Oregon for delivering or manufacturing controlled substances within 1,000 feet of a school.  
Nelson was lodged in the Douglas County Jail and has been charged with the following crimes: Unlawful Possession of MethmaphetamineUnlawful Delivery of MethamphetamineUnlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine Withi…

Arrests during August 17th Demonstrations

Portland Police Bureau

On Saturday, August 17th, 2019, the Portland Police Bureau, in collaboration with fifteen law enforcement partner agencies, handled a series of demonstrations and managed calls for service in the City of Portland over the course of nine hours. 

PPB's primary goals for the events were to keep everyone safe, including demonstrators, Portlanders, visitors, and officers and to facilitate everyone's ability to exercise their Constitutional rights of free speech and assembly. 

PPB used every available officer today to achieve these goals, and called upon a number of local, state and federal partners to help. 

Demonstrators began to arrive downtown at approximately 8:30 a.m. Almost immediately, officers started seizing weapons. Weapons seized included chemical spray (bear spray), metal and wooden poles, knives, shields, and a stun gun.(PHOTO) 

Overall, there were an estimated 1,200 demonstrators at the peak of the protests. The law enforcement teams spent many hours…

Injured Climber Rescued at Smith Rock State Park

Deschutes Co. Sheriff's Office

On 08-16-19 at approximately 2:49 PM, the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office responded to a call at the Smith Rock State Park for an injured climber. The climber was reported to have fallen in the Dihedrals climbing area inside the park.  One Deputy and ten Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue volunteers responded to the park along with Redmond Fire and Rescue and State Parks Staff.   
The climber, identified as Luke Wilson, 29 years old, Bishop, CA had fallen from the rock face.  He was eventually caught by his climbing protection, but swung hard into the wall impacting with enough force to cause significant injuries to one of his legs.  Wilson was wearing protective equipment and climbing with other climbers who were able to assist him until responders arrived.  Wilson was treated on scene by Redmond Fire and Rescue Paramedics and transported out on the trails by wheeled litter.  He was subsequently transported by ambulance to …

Police investigating homicide

Salem Police Dept.

On Sunday, August 18, 2019, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Salem and Keizer police officers responded to the Pine Street Pub, 460 Pine ST NE, on a report of gunshots being fired in the parking lot.

When officers arrived they located a male and female victim. Officers provided first aid until the victims were transported to Salem Health for treatment. One of the victims, Jennifer Black, age 40 of Salem, died of her injuries. The other victim is still receiving treatment and no update on his condition is available.

Officers set a perimeter around the area for a K-9 search, but were unable to locate the suspect. Detectives responded to the scene and are continuing the investigation throughout the day. Due to the ongoing investigation suspect information will not be released at this time. Further details will be released as they become available.  

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Salem Police Tips Hotline at 503-588-8477.

Police Investigating Homicide Death on NE Wilkes Rd.

Gresham Police Dept

Gresham, Ore.— Gresham Police are investigating a suspicious death of an adult man who was found near the intersection NE Wilkes Rd. and NE 181st Ave.  Police were notified about a man down shortly before 7:00 yesterday morning and the East County Major Crimes Team is now investigating this incident as a homicide.
Detectives are wanting to talk with anyone who saw or heard anything in regards this incident and are asking witness to call the Gresham Police at 503.618.2719. No other information is available at this time.

UPDATED-Gresham Police Seek Public's Assistance in Search For Missing 12 Year Old Boy

Gresham Police Dept

UPDATE-Gresham, Ore - At approximately noon on August 18, police contacted the previously reported missing 12 year old, Dominic, near NE 181/NE Halsey and reunited him with his guardian. Our thanks to everyone who was looking for him.

Gresham, Ore.—Gresham Police is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 12-year-old boy who left in the late evening hours of August 17, 2019.
Around 11:00 pm, Dominic Guenther left his house on foot and was last seen walking north on NE 196th towards NE Halsey. Dominic is described as a white male, 5-feet-2-inches tall and approximately 130 pounds with dark brown hair and was last seen wearing all dark clothing. He did not take a cell phone or money with him, but he knows how to use public transportation. He has family in the Salem area and may try to go there.
Anyone who sees Dominic, or knows where he is, is asked to call 503-823-3333 or 911 in case of emergency.

UPDATE: Marine Incident/Missing Swimmer Located

Josephine Co. Sheriff's Office

UPDATE: On Friday, August 16, 2019, Josephine County Search and Rescue divers continued searching the Rogue River near Galice for Jason Briggs with assistance from the Jackson County Marine Division. Around 1:30 PM, the body of Jason Briggs was located and recovered by Search and Rescue personnel.

Briggs was located approximately 500 yards downstream from where he was last seen on August 15, 2019. This case will now be turned over to Deputy State Medical Examiner, Dr. James Olson.
ORIGINAL DETAILS: On Thursday, August 15th, 2019 at approximately 6:24 PM, the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a missing swimmer in the Rogue River near the Galice Resort.
It was reported Jason Briggs, 44 years of age, was swimming across the Rogue River approximately ¼ mile below the Galice Resort. According to friends on scene, Briggs went under water and was not seen again. When friends called 911 from Galice Resort, personnel from the Galice Resort us…

Police Seek Help Locating Missing Sisters, 13 and 14-Years-Old

Gresham Police Dept

UPDATE-Gresham, Ore.- Shortly after midnight on August 18, 2019, police located Emma and Rabecca, the teen sisters that were reported missing the evening of August 17, 2019, and reunited with their guardian.

Gresham, Ore. – Gresham Police is asking for the public’s assistance in locating missing sisters, Rabecca and Emma Elkins. The girls, 13 and 14-years-old respectively, left their northeast Gresham home around noon on Aug. 16, reportedly to connect with a teen they met online. Rabecca is described as having strawberry brown hair, brown eyes, and is approximately 5-feet-6-inches tall and 150 pounds. Emma is described as having strawberry brown hair, brown eyes, and is approximately 5-feet-2-inches tall and 110 pounds.  They may have been headed toward the East Portland Community Center.
Anyone who knows of the girls’ whereabouts is asked to call 503-823-3333 or if needed 911.

Missing Swimmer in the Rogue River

Josephine Co. Sheriff's Office

On Thursday, August 15th, 2019 at approximately 6:24 PM, the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a missing swimmer in the Rogue River near the Galice Resort.
It was reported Jason Briggs, 44 years of age, was swimming across the Rogue River approximately ¼ mile below the Galice Resort. According to friends on scene, Briggs went under water and was not seen again. When friends called 911 from Galice Resort, personnel from the Galice Resort used a raft to start a search along the river. The Sheriff’s Office as well as Rural Metro Fire Department responded and began searching the area for Briggs. Searchers walked the riverbanks and additional personnel searched the water with the Sheriff’s Office marine boat.
Search efforts were called off around 9:00 PM and have resumed this morning with assistance from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and the Josephine County Search and Rescue Team.
Briggs is described as slender with long hair, light…

Motorcyclist dies in crash on Hwy 199 - Josephine County

Oregon State Police

On Thursday, August 15, 2019 at approximately 4:34 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 199 near milepost 38.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a Harley Davidson motorcycle, operated by Keith Willis (58) of Cave Junction, was traveling south on Hwy 199 when it crossed into the northbound lane and collided with a silver Audi operated by Jose Ortiz Adata (25). 
Willis sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. 
Ortiz Adata was transported to the hospital with non life threatening injuries.
OSP was assisted by EMS and ODOT.

UPDATE: Man Arrested in Toddler's Death

Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office

EAGLE POINT, Ore. – One person is in custody following an investigation into the death of an Eagle Point toddler.  Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) detectives arrested Russel Brian Darrell Larsen, 25, Thursday on charges related to the death of two-year-old Alivia Rose Allen. 
Detectives lodged Larsen in the Jackson County jail on the evening of August 15, 2019.  Charges include first degree manslaughter, first degree assault, and first degree criminal mistreatment.  Bail at lodging was $207,500. 
On August 5, 2019, at 3:24 p.m., an Eagle Point Police Department officer was dispatched to a call of CPR in progress at a mobile home park in the 200-block of South Shasta Avenue.  The mother of 2-year-old Alivia had called 911 to report that her daughter was not breathing.
Dispatchers relayed CPR instructions by phone until personnel from Fire District 3 arrived to assume life saving measures.  Alivia was transported by Mercy Flights ambulance to Asan…

New Technology Being Used In 1986 Murder Investigation

Eugene Police Department

On June 5, 1986, at approximately 2:42 p.m., Eugene Police and Eugene Fire Medics responded to an apartment at 255 High Street regarding deceased person Gladys May Hensley, age 62, who was located during a welfare check by an apartment employee after she had not been seen for several days. The investigation revealed that the death of Hensley was a murder and that it was likely that she was killed in the early hours on June 4, 1986. Police have not been able to locate the involved suspect, however, similarities in the murder and evidence at the scene connect the suspect with two additional murders, one that occurred in the same month and the other in February, 1988.

In August 2000, additional DNA work requests resulted in Hensley`s murder being connected to the June 19, 1986 murder of Janice Marie Dickinson, investigated by the Eugene Police Department, and the February 28, 1988 murder of Geraldine Spencer Toohey, investigated by the Oregon State Police. Dickinso…