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Barricaded Subject

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Grants Pass Dept. of Public Safety

On 9/28/19 at about 1217 Hours, the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety (GPDPS) Dispatch Center, received multiple 911 calls of a neighbor purposely flooding her two-story apartment. The apartment complex is located at 1100 Fruitdale Drive, in Grants Pass. Two apartments, one on each side of the flooding apartment had water coming through the walls and floor.

The suspect who was flooding her apartment was known as Jennifer Richardson (39 years old). The GPDPS already had probable cause to arrest Richardson from an incident a few days prior of criminal mischief to a neighbor's vehicle. Multiple GPDPS police units responded to the scene. Richardson has made threats to assault officers and the public.

It was well known an aggressive pitbull was in the apartment with Richardson who has also made threats to have the pitbull attack others. With the water causing extensive damage and the fear of electricity, GPDPS Fire/Rescue responded and was able…

Busy Thursday Night for K9 Grim

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Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office

K9 Grim assisted deputies twice in one night with the apprehension of two suspects. 
Shortly before 5:00 pm on Thursday, September 26, 2019, deputies received a tip that 23 year-old Christopher Binder of Glide had been spotted in the 200-block of Brown Street in Glide and had multiple active warrants for his arrest. Deputies and Oregon State Police Troopers arrived on scene along with K9 Grim. Grim began to track Binder from where he was last seen and eventually located him along the riverbank. Binder surrendered and was taken into custody without further incident. 
Binder was transported to the Douglas County Jail where he was lodged on the multiple felony and misdemeanor warrants. 
Around 8:30 pm that same evening, deputies were called to a residence in the 8000-block of Highway 42 in Tenmile for a report of a male hiding in a residence who was violating a restraining order. K9 Grim located the individual hiding under a bed in the home. The suspect, …

TWO VEHICLE FATAL CRASH ON HWY 99 - JOSEPHINE COUNTY

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Oregon State Police

On Friday, September 27, 2019 at about 7:16 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle head on crash on Hwy 99 near mile post 3.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a gray 2003 Audi, operated by Freddie Tillett (46) of Grants Pass, was traveling southbound on Hwy 99. Tillett was reported to be driving recklessly, crossed into oncoming traffic, and collided head on with a northbound 2013 Nissan sedan operated by Brenda Reinert (39) of Grants Pass.
Reinert was transported to the hospital were she was pronouced deceased.
Tillett was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.
OSP was assisted by Rural Metro and American Medical Response (AMR).

Officers Arrest Woman Chasing School Kids From Bus Stop

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Portland Police Bureau

On Friday, September 27, 2019 at 7:54a.m., East Precinct officers responded to a report of a woman chasing young people away from their school bus stop in the area of Southeast 122nd Avenue and Southeast Boise Street. Two officers working a partner car were in the area as the call was being dispatched and saw the suspect. They attempted to talked to her. She briefly ran from them but was quickly arrested. Officers determined that she had a barbecue-style lighter with which she had been chasing the children. Officers spoke with more than one student, but they believe other kids were chased away before they arrived. The young people were middle-school aged. There were no reported injuries.

Officers arrested Maryann R. Vernieri (photo), 31, of Portland. She was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on a charge of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

Man Arrested for Shooting at Hemp Farm

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Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. – Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) deputies are investigating a shooting at a hemp farm just before noon on Friday.  One man is in custody and another is recovering from a single gunshot wound to the arm.
On September 27, 2019, at 11:58 a.m., dispatch received a 911 call reporting a shooting at a property in the 1200-block of Pine Grove Road, north of the city of Rogue River.  The caller reported that two people had been shot and were already on their way to the hospital in a private vehicle.  The suspect, identified as Jeremy Odell O’Patchen, 34, had fled on foot toward his residence in the 500-block of Minthorne Road.
Responding deputies confirmed that only one person had been shot.  Russell Anthony Clark, 55, of Talent, received a gunshot wound to the arm that did not appear to be life-threatening. 
Deputies attempted to locate O’Patchen with assistance from personnel from the Rogue River Police Department and Oregon State Po…

Single vehicle fatal crash on Rockydale Rd. - Josephine County

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Oregon State Police

On Friday, September 27, 2019 at approximately 1:31 A.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Rockydale Rd. at the intersection with Waldo Rd. in Josephine County.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2016 Subaru was eastbound on Rockydale Rd. when it crossed over Waldo Rd and collided with an embankment   A passerby removed the driver and passenger from the vehicle prior to it becoming fully engulfed.
The operator sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.
The passenger, Jameson Eckert (31) of Cave Junction, was transported to Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass with serious injuries.
The operator of the Subaru was Benjamin Upshaw (30) from Corpus Christi, TX. 
OSP was assisted by Illinois Valley Fire, AMR Ambulance, and Oregon Department of Forestry.


FATAL CRASH INTERSTATE 5 NEAR MYRTLE CREEK -- DOUGLAS COUNTY

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Oregon State Police


Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into this morning’s fatal vehicle versus pedestrian crash on Interstate 5 near Myrtle Creek. 
On September 27, 2019 at about 6:10 AM, OSP troopers and emergency personnel responded to a Toyota Prius that was stopped for unknown reasons in the northbound left lane of Interstate 5 near milepost 112.  Upon arrival of an OSP trooper and emergency personnel, the operator of the Toyota Prius, Balras Singh DHILLON (Male), age 35, from Lincoln, CA drove away northbound. 
DHILLON drove the Toyota Prius about a mile before crashing into the northbound center median guardrail and coming to rest on the outside shoulder of the freeway.  After the crash, DHILLON exited his vehicle and for unknown reasons walked across the northbound lanes of traffic and down the center median.  DHILLON continued walking towards the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 and walked into the side of a southbound Jeep Cherokee.
Cherokee operated b…

HAYDEN LANDRY DAVIS SENTENCED FOR ROLE IN ATTEMPTED BURGLARY AND THE ASSAULT OF A PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER

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Washington Co. District Attorney's Office

HILLSBORO, Ore.- On September 17, 2019, Hayden Landry Davis pleaded guilty to assaulting a public safety officer. On September 19, 2019, a Washington County jury found Mr. Davis guilty of first-degree attempted burglary and second-degree criminal mischief. As a result of these convictions, Judge Andrew Erwin determined Mr. Davis violated the terms of his probation he was serving for previous convictions. On September 25, 2019, Mr. Davis was sentenced to a combined 74 months in prison by Judge Erwin. The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Jason Ring.

On February 20, 2019, a Beaverton resident was home with his young child when he heard someone ring his doorbell twice. He didn’t answer the door. Moments later he heard a loud crashing sound. He ran to the back door and observed Mr. Davis attempting to break in to his home. Mr. Davis used a hammer to smash out a sliding glass door and was prepared to make entry when the resident sca…

Two vehicle fatal crash on Hwy 58 at the I-5 interchange - Lane County

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Oregon State Police 

On Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at approximately 3:44 P.M. Oregon State Police troopers and emergency personnel responded to a report of a two vehicle collision on Hwy 58 at the Interstate 5 interchange in Goshen. 
Preliminary investigation revealed a gray 1988 Jeep Cherokee, operated by a 17 year old male from Creswell, was traveling eastbound on Hwy 58 and turned in front of a CMV to access the on-ramp for I-5 northbound.  The Jeep was struck on the passenger side. 
The passenger, Aidan O’Grady (18) of Eugene, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. 
The driver of the Jeep was transported to the hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries. 
The driver of the CMV, Gokhan Yurtsever (34) of Chicago, Illinois, was not injured in the collision.
OSP was assisted by ODOT and Pleasant Hill – Goshen Fire and Rescue.

Deputies Capture Wanted Man after Pursuit

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Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office

WHITE CITY, Ore. – A man wanted on federal charges is now in jail after leading Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) deputies on a pursuit.  At one point, a deputy had to drive his patrol vehicle into a ditch to avoid a collision with the suspect.
On September 24, 2019, at 12:08 a.m., a deputy tried to stop a lifted black Ford F-350 pickup for multiple traffic violations in White City.  The vehicle fled south on Highway 62, then turned toward the Corey Road area. 
The vehicle turned onto McLoughlin Drive and then continued through the intersection with East Vilas Road without stopping.  The pickup crashed into a tree and caused significant damage to the orchard.  The suspect was able to free the vehicle and flee the crash scene, forcing an incoming JCSO vehicle to drive into a ditch to avoid a collision.
The pursuit continued for approximately 3.5 miles.  An officer with the Central Point Police Department successfully used spike strips at the inters…

Woman Shoots and Kills Estranged Husband During Argument

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Washington Co. Sheriff's Office


On Monday, September 23, 2019, at approximately 1:11 p.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call where a woman called to report she had shot her husband.  Sheriff’s deputies quickly arrived at the 20-acre farm property in the 16800 block of NW Germantown Road.  This is in the Bethany area of unincorporated Washington County.  Deputies and personnel from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue performed life-saving measures on the man, but he died at the scene.
The initial investigation indicates there was an argument of some kind between a man and a woman that ultimately ended in gunfire. There is no danger to the public.
Investigators obtained and executed multiple search warrants.  Members of the Forensics Unit worked late into the night processing the crime scene and collecting evidence.
No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at 503-846-2700.


K9 NIKE CATCHES 2ND VEHICLE PURSUIT SUSPECT IN THE LAST 4 DAYS

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Roseburg Police Dept.

On Monday, September 23rd around 0600 hours, K9 Nike was called out to assist the Myrtle Creek Police Department with tracking a vehicle pursuit suspect. Matthew Bay fled from the police and then crashed the vehicle he was driving, on a mountain road. Bay ran from the crash and down a very steep mountain that was choked with fallen trees.

A Myrtle Creek and Winston Police Officer chased Bay until they could not see him anymore, and then they stopped chasing. They were able to point out where Bay was last seen, and K9 Nike began to track. Bay was given multiple  warnings, telling him to surrender, but he did not. Two Deputies from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office went with K9 Nike on the track.

K9 Nike tracked Bay down the mountain nearly to a creek, and found Bay hiding behind a root wad. K9 Nike made a biting capture of Bay and held him until Officers and Deputies were able to reach him and take him into custody. Bay received superficial scrapes as a result…

Officer Involved Shooting

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Medford Police Dept.

On September 22nd, 2019 at 9:40 a.m., Medford Police received a call of suicidal male, who resides at 162 Seroba Circle. The caller was a concerned relative of the 55 year old male, who had provided the caller information that he wanted to harm himself. 
The initial investigation indicates the following occurred:
Officers arrived on scene and found no answer at the door, and no answer on the subject's cell phone. Officers located a blood trail towards the back of the residence and made the decision to force entry. Medford Fire and Rescue responded and assisted with breaching the door. Once the door was opened, officers could see the male standing inside, but they did not make entry. The officers remained outside as they attempted to communicate with the subject. All of the officers on scene were trained in “Crisis Intervention.”
Seconds after breaching the door, the subject began walking towards the officers with one hand behind his back, ignoring officers comman…

Detectives Investigate Homicide

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Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – A man is in jail on multiple charges related to an attack on his family members in their home Friday night.  Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) detectives say David Edward Hodges, 57, shot and killed his father-in-law and seriously injured his wife and his step-daughter. 
On September 20, 2019, at 10:36 p.m., dispatch received a 911 call reporting a shooting at a residence in the 7000-block of Rogue River Highway.  The caller, later identified as the suspect’s wife, Kristie Hodges, 40, reported an assault with a firearm.  Gunshots could be heard in the background of the call before it disconnected.
Deputies responded to the location along with personnel from the Rogue River Police Department, Rogue River Fire, and Mercy Flights.  Deputies called for the suspect to exit.  When nobody came outside, deputies entered and found the body of Richard Carlton Rudolph, 64, with apparent gunshot and stab wounds.  Deputies learned the suspe…

OREGON STATE POLICE CHECK SUSPICIOUS OBJECT

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Roseburg Police Dept.

On Friday, September 20th, 2019 around 1900 hours a custodian at the Woolley Center in Roseburg found a suspicious item, that looked like a pipe bomb, on top of a trash can near the building. The surrounding buildings were evacuated and Stewart Park Drive was closed between Harvard and the VA gate as a safety precaution.

The Oregon State Police Explosives Unit responded from Central Point and rendered the item safe. No explosives were found inside the item and it appears the item was made for other purposes. 

The responsible parties for the buildings were notified that the buildings were safe to reenter at their convenience.

Roseburg Fire Department and Public Works assisted with traffic control.


K9 NIKE CAPTURES SUSPECT FLEEING FROM STOLEN VEHICLE

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Roseburg Police Dept.

On Friday, September 20th, 2019 Roseburg Police K9 Nike was used to assist the Winston Police Department after a vehicle pursuit that ended on Highway 42. 19 year old Abigail Wallace was driving a stolen car and attempted to elude police starting in Roseburg and ending near milepost 42 on Highway 42.  The pursuit ended when her vehicle was brought to a stop by an Oregon State Police Trooper using stop sticks. Wallace and her passenger fled from the car on foot, and refused to stop when told to do so.

K9 Nike was deployed and chased Wallace down a steep embankment and across a creek. Wallace started to give up, so K9 Nike was called back to his handler, and Wallace began running again. K9 Nike was again sent to capture Wallace, and she stopped again and pretended to give up so K9 Nike was again called back. Wallace refused to surrender to the police and again tried to flee.  K9 Nike chased after her for a third time and made a biting capture of Wallace and held her …

Clackamas County Sheriff's Search and Rescue looking for Missing 80 year-old near Trillium Lake

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Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

On September 19, 2019 at approximately 6:50 p.m., the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by Taka MasudaTaka said he was picking mushrooms in the area of Trillium Lake with his friend Akemi Takahashi, 80 of Tigard.  Taka had not seen his friend Akemi since 4:40 p.m.  Akemi is an experienced mushroom picker.  She is reported to have a whistle with her but her cell phone was left in the car.  Akemi was last seen wearing an orange jacket. 
Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office search and rescue coordinators contacted Taka and established a command post at Trillium Lake Camp Ground.  Volunteer searchers from Pacific Northwest (PNW) Search and Rescue along with K-9 search teams from Mountain Wave Search and Rescue responded last night.  Teams searched the area but were unable to locate Akemi.
Currently search teams from the Washington County Sheriff’s Explorer Post and the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue and headed to the command po…

M.A.D.G.E. Arrest for Drugs, Guns, and Money Laundering

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Medford Police Dept.

On 09/17/19 at approximately 4:00 pm, detectives from the Medford Area Gang and Drug Unit served a search warrant at 102 N. Wightman St. in Ashland, OR.  The search warrant was the result of a two month investigation and included the residence and McCabe's vehicle.  
As a result of the search, detectives located 4 1/2 pounds of cocaine, 18 lbs of marijuana, 32 lbs of butane hash oil, and over a gram of heroin.  In addition to the drugs two firearms and $775,629- were seized. 
Two co-conspirators were lodged in association to the case: David McCabe 74 years old - $110,000- bail
Unlawful Possession, Unlawful Delivery, Unlawful Manufacturing of Cocaine
Unlawful Possession, Unlawful Delivery, Unlawful Manufacturing of Marijuana
Felon in Possession of a Firearm (X2)
Money Laundering
Carrie Garrison 47 years old - $47,500- bail
Unlawful Possession, Unlawful Delivery of Cocaine
Unlawful Possession, Unlawful Delivery of Heroin


Two vehicle fatal crash on US 97 - Deschutes County

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Oregon State Police

On Thursday, September 19, 2019 at approximately 10:00 A.M.Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a motor vehicle collision on US 97 near milepost 169.
Preliminary investigation reveals that a Chevrolet Silverado Pickup, operated by Steven Hanner (35) of Lapine, was eastbound on Jackpine Loop Road.  Hanner failed to stop at the stop sign entering US 97 and turned into the path of a Commercial Motor Vehicle operated by Jeff Every (40) of Terrebonne.
Hanner sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.
Every was not injured in the crash.
OSP was assisted by the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, LaPine Fire and Rescue, and ODOT.

Newport Woman Dies on US Hwy 20 near Newport

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Oregon State Police

On September 17, 2019 at approximately 12:00 PM, Oregon State Police (OSP) and emergency personnel responded to a report of a three vehicle crash on US Hwy 20 near milepost (MP) 4. Once on scene, it was determined the driver of the one of the vehicles, Linda C. Dodson, age 68, from Newport had been pronounced deceased at the scene.
The preliminary investigation revealed Dodson was driving a 1999 Nissan Pathfinder East on US Hwy 20 four mile east of Newport. A witness reported seeing the Pathfinder start to swerve and then it veered off the road on the south side of the shoulder. The Pathfinder went down an embankment, struck a tree, and rolled onto the passenger side of the vehicle.
Dodson was pronounced deceased at the scene. Dodson was traveling with her dog “Lucy” and Lucy was transported to the Lincoln County Animal Shelter. Lucy was transported to a local veterinarian where she was evaluated and released. Friends of Dodson retrieved Lucy to care for her.
Durin…

Arson investigation of the Gleneden Beach Christian Church fire leads to felony arrest, Gleneden Beach, Or.

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Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office

On September 15th, 2019 at approximately 1:53 PM, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a commercial structure fire at the Gleneden Beach Christian Church located at 7185 Church Avenue in Gleneden Beach.  Initial reports indicated there were flames coming from the roof of the church and that the fire was spreading rapidly.  The structure was confirmed as unoccupied.
Deputies and personnel from Depoe Bay Fire District, North Lincoln Fire and Rescue, Newport Fire Department, Pacific West Ambulance and the Oregon State Police responded to the scene.  Fire personnel worked diligently to attack the fire which took over three hours to extinguish.  Fire personnel were able to save a large portion of the structure.  There were no injuries reported. 
There were suspicious circumstances surrounding the cause of the fire and the Lincoln County Fire Investigation Team was called to the scene.  This team is comprised of members from the Oregon State …

Human Remains Located Near Bend; Investigation Underway

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Deschutes Co. Sheriff's Office

On September 15, 2019, at approximately 10:45 am, deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) were dispatched to a report of human remains that had been located just north of the City of Bend, near the intersection of Hwy 20 West and Robal Road.  An individual walking their dog on private property between Highway 20 and OB Riley Road made the discovery and reported the finding to Deschutes County 911.
Deputies and DCSO detectives arrived at the location and confirmed the discovery of decomposed human remains, likely belonging to that of an adult male.  Deputies and detectives worked throughout the afternoon, assisted by the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office, Deschutes County Medical Examiner, and the Oregon State Police Crime Lab, to document, collect evidence, and recover the human remains for autopsy.  An autopsy is currently scheduled for tomorrow, September 17, to assist investigators with positively identifying the subje…

Two vehicle fatal crash on Hwy 101 - Coos County

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Oregon State Police

On Monday, September 16, 2019 at approximately 10:10 A.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a report of a two vehicle serious injury crash on Hwy 101 near milepost 241. 
Preliminary investigation revealed a blue Saab, operated by Rena Clemons (56) of Coos Bay, was northbound on Hwy 101 when she lost control of the vehicle and crossed the center line as she was negotiating a curve in the roadway.   She collided with a southbound green Ford Taurus operated by Michael Puschel (68) of Coos Bay.
Clemons sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.
Puschel and his passenger, Toni Puschel (67) of Coos Bay, were transported to Bay Area Hospital with serious injuries.
OSP was assisted by the Coos County Sheriff's Office, Millington Fire Department, Sumner Fire Department, Green Acres Fire Department, Bay Cities Ambulance, and ODOT.

Wrong way driver on Interstate 84 results in two fatalities - Gilliam County

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Oregon State Police

On Sunday, September 15, 2019 at approximately 5:44 A.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on I-84 near milepost 119.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a Toyota Camry, operated by Josue Amando Lopez-Munoz (29) of Prosser, WA. was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes.  He struck a eastbound PT Cruiser operated by Anita Dugger (33) of Salem, OR.
Lopez-Munoz sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.
Dugger sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.
A 13 year old male in the PT Cruiser was transported by air ambulance to The Dalles and later by ground to OHSU in Portland.
OSP was assisted by North Gilliam Fire Department, Life flight, Morrow County Sheriff's Office, Gilliam County DA, Gilliam County ME, Benton County (WA) Sheriff's Office and ODOT.


Double Fatal Motorcycle Crash

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Bend Police Dept.

On Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 6:34 PM a serious motor vehicle crash was reported at a curve on NW Mt. Washington Drive west of NW Archie Briggs Road.  Bend Police, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Deputies, Oregon State Police and Bend Fire personnel responded to the scene.  Two riders from a crashed motorcycle were located at the scene and were not conscious.  Bystanders were performing CPR and first responders continued those efforts.  A Jeep Wrangler was also at the scene of the crash.
The motorcycle operator died at the scene, despite lifesaving efforts.  The motorcycle passenger was transported to St. Charles Medical Center.  She eventually died from injuries sustained in the crash while at the hospital.
Crash Reconstruction Officers and Detectives from the Bend Police Department responded to the incident.  Bend Public Works responded and closed the roadway.
A preliminary investigation showed that the male motorcycle operator, with the female as his passenger, was r…

Motorcyclist dies in crash on Hwy 214 - Marion County

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Oregon State Police

On Saturday, September 14, 2019 at approximately 4:46 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 214 near milepost 41.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a Harley Davidson motorcycle, operated by Travis Corter (50) of Hillsboro, was eastbound in the westbound lanes passing a car.  He collided with a westbound Chevrolet Volt operated by Massoud Jourabchi (64) of Beaverton.
Corter sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.
Three of the five occupants of the Chevrolet Volt were transported to Salem Hospital for minor injuries. 
OSP was assisted by Mt. Angel Fire Department, Woodburn Fire Department, Woodburn Ambulance, and ODOT.

Two vehicle fatal crash on Hwy 228 - Linn County

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Oregon State Police

On Sunday, September 15, 2019 at approximately 2:44 A.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 228 near milepost 4.
Preliminary investigation reveals that a 2011 Chevy Silverado, operated by Cody Sanders (33) of Shedd OR, was traveling westbound when he crossed into the eastbound lane and struck a 2002 Honda Civic operated by Jessie Kater (F)(25) of Brownsville, OR. 
Kater sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.
Sanders and his two juvenile passengers were not injured in the crash.
OSP was assisted by the Linn County Sheriff's Office, Brownsville Fire Department, Lebanon Fire Department, and ODOT.


Jesus Alberto Martinez receives 190 month prison sentence after unanimously being convicted of six armed robberies

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Multnomah Co. District Attorney's Office


Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill announced that 24-year-old Jesus Alberto Martinez received a 190 month prison sentence for committing multiple armed robberies over the course of approximately five hours on April 10, 2018.
"Many of Mr. Martinez’s victims are still feeling an enormous impact from these violent and premeditated takeover style robberies," said Multnomah County Senior Deputy District Attorney

David Hannon, who litigated this case.
On June 5, 2019, upon the conclusion of a weeklong trial, a Multnomah County jury unanimously convicted Martinez of six counts of robbery in the first degree with a firearm.
The robberies occurred at five separate locations and involved six separate victims: April 10, 2018 | 12:33 a.m. | the Plaid Pantry located in the 2700 block of North Lombard Street in PortlandApril 10, 2018 | 01:59 a.m. | the Plaid Pantry located in the 16200 block of Southeast Division Street in PortlandA…

Drug Arrests

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Newport Police Dept.

On September 11, 2019, the Newport Police Department received information that a subject identified as William Gene CANNING, of Longview, WA, had transported a large quantity of narcotics into Newport.
Newport Police Officers and the Street Crimes Response Team (SCRT), began an investigation into the information. From the investigation, it was learned that CANNING was at a home in Newport which was known to Officers because of past drug activity.

Newport Police K9 Zoe was deployed during the investigation and alerted to the presence of an odor of narcotics coming from CANNING’s personal property. Based on K9 Zoe’s alert, a search warrant was obtained and a search was conducted of CANNING’s property.

Approximately one pound of methamphetamine was discovered as well as a commercial quantity of heroin/fentanyl mixture, cocaine, psilocybin mushrooms, suspected LSD and numerous types of pharmaceutical drugs.           

CANNING was logged at the Lincoln County Jail on the f…

Motorcycle crash results in fatality on Hwy 20 - Linn County

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Oregon State Police 
On Thursday, September 12, 2019 at approximately 4:49 P.M. OSP Troopers and  emergency personnel responded to a report of a crash on Hwy 20 near milepost 35 east of Sweet Home.

The investigation revealed a Kawasaki motorcycle, operated by Michael Falcioni (58) of Terrebonne,  was traveling eastbound when he lost control in a curve and crossed into the path of a westbound Ford F250 pickup operated by Dale Zoon (53) of Sweet Home.

Falcioni sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.
Zoon was not injured.

OSP was assisted by Sweet Home Fire and Medics and ODOT.

Man Arrested After Firing Weapon Inside Home During Argument

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Washington Co. Sheriff's Office

On Thursday, September 12, 2019, at approximately 8:00 a.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to several 9-1-1 calls about a man with a gun in the area of NW Old Quarry Road and NW 119th Avenue in unincorporated Washington County, north of Beaverton.  Callers indicated that the man was approaching vehicles and was asking for help.  Several deputies arrived in the area to find that the man was actually the victim of a previous incident involving his roommate.
That roommate has been identified as 42-year-old Barry John Albert Carlson, of Portland.  Earlier in the morning, Mr. Carlson fired several shots into the floor with a rifle following an argument with the victim and a woman visiting the home.  No one was shot or otherwise wounded during the argument.
Mr. Carlson left the house on foot before deputies arrived.  A large-scale search was conducted in the area, including two K-9 units, a drone and multiple deputies.  Schools in …

ALVARO NOE MENDOZA-VALENCIA CONVICTED ON 18 CHARGES IN CHILD SEX ABUSE CASE

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Washington Co. District Attorney's Office

HILLSBORO, Ore.- On September 6, 2019, a Washington County jury found Alvaro Noe Mendoza- Valencia, age 44, guilty of two counts of first-degree rape, three counts of second-degree rape, two counts of using a child in display of sexually explicit conduct, first-degree sodomy, second-degree sodomy, four counts of first-degree unlawful sexual penetration, one count of second-degree unlawful sexual penetration, and four counts of first-degree sex abuse. The convictions related to the defendant’s ongoing sexual abuse of three different minor females. The case was prosecuted by Senior Deputy District Attorney Andy Pulver in Judge Andrew Erwin’s courtroom.

In 2016 one of the victims reported Mr. Mendoza-Valencia’s sexual abuse to a family member. That family member later reported this disclosure to a victim advocate at an unrelated grand jury proceeding. The victim advocate notified police immediately, prompting an investigation by the Hillsboro P…

DEPUTIES SEARCHING FOR ARMED SUSPECT

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Marion Co. Sheriff's Office


On September 12th, shortly before noon, two Community Corrections Deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office attempted to take a wanted subject into custody on Elma Av SE near Munkers St SE.  As deputies approached the suspect, he produced a handgun and fled into the residential neighborhood.  No shots were fired.
The suspect, Robert Steven Dailey, is a 38-year-old white male currently on post prison supervision for the unlawful possession of a firearm.  Dailey is approximately 6’0, 200lbs, bald, and was last seen wearing blue jeans, a dark colored jacket, and a blue hat.  He has an outstanding warrant for violating his parole.
Law enforcement from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Salem Police Department, and Oregon State Police all responded to the area.  Multiple K-9 teams have been deployed to assist with the search and schools in the area have been placed into lockdown as a precaution.  The search is still active at this time.
Deputies are …

FATAL TRUCK CRASH INTERSTATE 5 NEAR ROGUE RIVER -- JACKSON COUNTY

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Oregon State Police

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into this morning’s fatal truck crash on Interstate 5 near Rogue River. 
On September 12, 2019 at about 3:39 AM, OSP troopers and emergency personnel responded to a fatal truck crash on Interstate 5 near milepost 45. 
Preliminary investigation indicates that an International Box Truck hauling electronics, operated by Pavlo HRYZHUK, age 21, from Citrus Heights, CA, was traveling southbound on Interstate 5.  For unknown reasons the truck drifted to the right and collided with a large section of guardrail before traveling off a bridge and coming to rest on the roadway below.  The truck came to rest on Twin Bridges Road, which is the access to Valley of the Rogue State Park. 
Hryzhuk was pronounced deceased at the scene by first responders.  Investigators are looking at the possibility of fatigue contributing to the crash.
Interstate 5 traffic was not affected during the crash.  The northbound exit to Valley of …

Suspicious powder received at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility

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Oregon Dept. of Corrections

On September 11, 2019, at 8:25 a.m., the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility (CCCF) mail room reported receiving an envelope with an unknown white powdery substance. The mail room area was secured and the administration building evacuated.
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Hazardous Materials Team and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are on site to evaluate the powder for any hazardous substances. Four employees were decontaminated and transported to a local hospital with minor symptoms.
More details will be released when available.
CCCF is a multi-custody prison located in Wilsonville accommodating 1,260 adults in custody. The prison has cell and dormitory housing, work programs, skills training, treatment programs, health services, religious services, physical plant, a central records unit, and administrative areas. CCCF participates in prison industries with Oregon Corrections Enterprises, including a contact center, auto CAD, and document scanning. In…

FBI Seeking Individual Who May Have Information Regarding the Identity of a Child Sexual Assault Victim

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FBI - Oregon

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seeking the public’s assistance with obtaining identifying information regarding an unknown male who may have critical information pertaining to the identity of a child victim in an ongoing sexual exploitation investigation.  Photographs and an informational poster depicting the unknown individual, known only as John Doe 41, are being disseminated to the public and can be found online at the FBI website at https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/ecap.
The video depicting the unidentified male, John Doe 41, shown with a child, was first noted by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in March of 2018; therefore, the video is believed to have been produced around 2016 to 2018.
John Doe 41 is described as an African American male, likely between the ages of 18 and 20 years old.  He appears to be a thin-framed individual with black hair.  Anyone with information to provide should submit a tip online at https://tips.fbi.gov , or …