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HEROIN ARREST

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Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team (DINT)

On October 16th, 2019, Roseburg Parole & Probation Officers and Roseburg Police Officers arrested 32 year old Spencer Hopkins at his residence in the 2100 block of Chinaberry Avenue in Roseburg after finding a small amount of methamphetamine in his RV.  The officers also found a small safe in the RV that allegedly belonged to 43 year old Shannon Wedekind.  Officers were suspicious of the contents of the safe and it was seized.
Spencer Hopkins was lodged at the Douglas County Jail on charges of Unlawful Possession of Meth, and Parole Violation.
Roseburg Police K-9 "Trapper" was allowed to sniff the safe and he alerted to the presence of narcotics.  DINT detectives seized the safe and later obtained a search warrant to open the safe and search the contents for evidence of controlled substance crimes.  Detectives located approximately 89 grams of suspected heroin along with the usual drug paraphernalia.  
On October 30th, DINT detec…

Theft Suspects Flee from Deputies

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Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. – Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) deputies arrested two men Wednesday morning in unrelated incidents.  Deputies say in both cases, the suspects were believed to have been involved in stealing hemp.  Both fled when confronted.
The first incident began on October 30, 2019 at 3:53 a.m.  Deputies were alerted to a suspicious vehicle parked along a hemp field near the intersection of West Griffin Creek Road and Griffin Creek Road, southwest of Medford. 
Deputies arrived and tried to wake a man sleeping inside the gray Dodge Durango parked partially in the roadway.  He refused to exit the vehicle or identify himself and then drove off.  Deputies believe another person associated with the vehicle may have been left behind in the area.
The driver, later identified as Jon Allen Firehammer, 45, of Grants Pass, fled through several rural properties, crashing through security gates and causing other property damage.  Deputies used spike…

REMAINS OF MISSING PERSON LOCATED AND IDENTIFIED

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Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. - Human remains found at the end of September have been identified as those belonging to missing person, Susan Marie Cason. Cason was initially reported missing to the Roseburg Police Department on September 13, 2019. 
On Sunday, September 22, 2019, a man called to report he had located human remains in the 2000-block of Dole Road. 
Deputies responded along with detectives and the Douglas County Medical Examiner. In conjunction with the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office, the remains were examined at which time positive identification was made and foul-play was ruled out. 
Information about the discovery of the remains was initially withheld to protect the integrity of the investigation in the event there was a criminal component. There was never a concern about a risk to the public. 
The Sheriff's Office was in communication with Cason's family during the investigation. 

Jerry and Helen Ephrem Homicides Remain Unsolved After Five Years - Crime Stoppers Featured Case #14-44

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Crime Stoppers of Oregon

The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help to solve a double homicide that occurred in Northeast Portland's Hazelwood Neighborhood.

On Thursday October 30, 2014, at 12:32 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a residence in the 600 block of Northeast 114th Avenue on the report of a possible deceased person inside the home.

Officers and medical personnel arrived and made entry into the residence where they found 65-year-old Jerry Ephrem and his wife, 65-year-old Helen Ephrem, deceased due to homicidal violence.

There is no suspect information and no known reason why anyone would want to hurt the victims.

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Hit and Run Vehicle Versus Pedestrian Crash -- Josephine County

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Oregon State Police

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into this morning’s hit and run vehicle versus pedestrian crash on Highway 46 (Caves Highway) near the intersection of Laurel Road in rural Josephine County. 
On October 30, 2019 at about 1:49 a.m., OSP troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a vehicle crash on Highway 46 (Caves Highway) near the intersection of Laurel Road.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a black 1999 Mercedes C28 was traveling eastbound on Highway 46 (Caves Highway) when it struck a pedestrian in the roadway.  The driver of the vehicle fled the scene prior to the arrival of first responders. The unidentified pedestrian was transported by air ambulance to Rogue Regional Medical Center with serious injuries.
OSP was assisted at the scene by Illinois Valley Fire.
This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released when available.  Anyone with information regarding the investigation is asked to ca…

$1,500 REWARD OFFERED TO LOCATE WANTED MAN

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Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office


DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. - A $1,500 reward is being offered for credible information which directly leads to the arrest of 34 year-old Jason Ryan Taylor. 
Taylor is known to law enforcement in both Douglas and Josephine Counties and thus far has avoided apprehension. Taylor travels between the two counties committing crimes and victimizing property owners. Additionally, he currently has active warrants out for his arrest.
Both counties have partnered with the United States Marshal's Service to bring Taylor to justice. A $1,500 reward is now being offered in hopes that anyone with information will step forward. 
Those who are harboring or assisting Taylor may also face criminal penalties, including arrest. 
Taylor is a white male adult described as 5'09'', 150 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes. He is known to alter his appearance to avoid recognition and capture. 
All information about Taylor should be routed to the Douglas County Sheriff…

Ohio man Arrested with large amount of Marijuana -- Klamath County

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Oregon State Police

On October 23rd at about 3:00 pm, an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper stopped a 2015 Chevy Pickup on Hwy 140E near milepost 15 for a traffic violation.  During the traffic stop the trooper obtained probable cause to search the vehicle.  During the search the trooper located 632.5 lbs of marijuana and 36.8 lbs of suspected BHO (Butane Honey Oil) extract. 
The driver was identified as Dustin R. Schoenhofer, age 41, from Ohio.  Through the investigation investigators learned the marijuana and BHO extract was destined for Ohio.  Schoenhofer was lodged at the Klamath County Jail for Exporting Marijuana, Exporting Extract, Possession of a Controlled Substance-Marijuana, and Distribution of a Controlled Substance-Marijuana, Possession of a Controlled Substance-Extract, and Distribution of a Controlled Substance-Extract.
The OSP Domestic Highway Enforcement (DHE) team routinely conducts illegal narcotic trafficking saturations throughout the state of Oregon.  Their missio…

UPDATE (Suspect in Custody) - Oregon State Police Investigating Assault near Wilderville - Josephine County

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Oregon State Police

On October 22, 2019 at about 10:00 am, the East Chicago Police Department (Indiana), arrested Kyle HANDING, age 20, on warrants issued by Josephine County Circuit Court.  This is in relation to the incident on September 30, 2019 on Wilderville Lane, near Wilderville.
HANDING was lodged at the Lake County, Indiana Jail on the following charges in connection to the

assault: Attempted Murder I with a Firearm (2 Counts) Assault 1 with a Firearm (2 Counts) Unlawful use of a Weapon with Firearm (2 Counts) No further information is available for release.
Previous Releases:
The Oregon State Police is attempting to identify and locate the pictured individual as a possible suspect to a shooting and stabbing that occurred on Monday September 30, 2019, on Wilderville Lane.  According to the victims the individual is approximately 18 years old, goes by the name “KYLE” and has a possible last name of “HARDING” or “HANDING”.  KYLE is described as approximately 5’9’’, short hair, …

DINT / Parole & Probation Arrest

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Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team (DINT)

On Tuesday, October 22nd, officers from the Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team (DINT) worked in conjunction with members of Douglas County Parole & Probation to arrest two individuals in the Roseburg area.  
Parole & Probation officers contacted 23 year old Kristin Morse of Roseburg in the 3,000 block of Aviation Drive in Roseburg.  Morse was taken into custody for a Parole Violation.  A short time later, members of DINT and Parole & Probation conducted a search of Morse's residence in the 2300 block of Carolyn Court in Roseburg.  Inside they located 29 year old Travis January, who had an active warrant for his arrest for Unlawful Possession of Heroin out of Clackamas County.  
A search of the residence revealed approximately 4 grams of methamphetamine, a small amount of heroin, a firearm, drug packaging materials, scales, an undisclosed amount of cash, and other drug paraphernalia.  
January was taken into custody and lodged a…

OSP TROOPERS MAKE AN ARREST IN A POACHED BUCK CASE IN ASHLAND- ADDITIONAL INFO- JACKSON COUNTY

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Oregon State Police

On October 16, 2019, an OSP Trooper responded to a complaint of suspicious hunter activity within the city limits of Ashland.  A local resident in the 600 Block of Thornton Way, reported observing a male loading a deer into a pickup while parked on a city street.  The reporting party approached the male to inquire about the deer but the male then drove off.  
A license plate and make of pickup was obtained.  The Trooper arrived on scene and contacted multiple neighboring residents.  The Trooper found a short blood trail leading from a bush, which was against a neighboring house, that lead to a row of hedges along the city street.  This evidence along with the reporting party’s observations, showed that the suspected deer may have been shot while bedded down next to a house and loaded into the pickup while parked on the street. 
With the help of another Trooper, the suspect was located and interviewed.  Faced with the evidence and resident observations, the male hun…

Use of Force-Death Investigation Albany Police Case #19-8833/Oregon State Police Case # 19-377585

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Albany Police

On October 23, 2019, at 8:20 a.m., an Albany Police Community Service Officer contacted a stranded motorist on Santiam Road at Denver Street.  The Community Service Officer requested non-emergency assistance from a patrol officer.  A physical altercation ensued between the motorist and two Albany Police personnel with the motorist assaulting the Community Service Officer.
An emergency response was initiated for additional patrol officers while the subject continued fighting with Albany Police.  A Taser was deployed during the incident.
The subject went limp and became unconscious.  Albany Police personnel immediately began treating the subject and employed CPR and an AED.  Albany Fire Department paramedics responded and continued CPR.  The subject passed away at the scene.      
Albany Police secured the scene and notified the Linn County Major Crimes Team.  The incident is being treated as a deadly force incident and the Oregon State Police are leading the multi-agency inv…

Man Facing Measure 11 Sex Crimes Cuts off His GPS Ankle Monitor

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Washington Co. Sheriff's Office


On the afternoon of Tuesday, October 22, 2019, Washington County Sheriff’s detectives were notified that Josiah Rosales, 29 of Aloha, cut off his court-ordered ankle monitor.
Mr. Rosales was arrested in July of 2019 for the below-listed crimes.  On September 16, 2019, Mr. Rosales posted ten percent of his $1,250,000 bail and was released from the Washington County Jail. Mr. Rosales had several conditions associated with his release, to include wearing a GPS ankle monitor at all times.
This afternoon, detectives received notification that Mr. Rosales had cut off the ankle monitor. Detectives, deputies and a canine unit searched for Mr. Rosales but were unable to locate him.
Mr. Rosales currently has felony warrant out for his arrest. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public to call 911 if they see Mr. Rosales or know where he is.  The Washington County Sheriff’s Office urges the public not to contact Mr. Rosales or attempt to de…

Sex Offense Investigation

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Grants Pass Dept. of Public Safety

Grants Pass Department of Public Safety Detectives received information that Kenneth Sinor was having sexual relations with 15 year old females. A subsequent investigation revealed that Sinor did have a sexual relationship with a 15 year old female.  Sinor was arrested on the listed charges and lodged at the Josephine County Jail. It is believed there are additional juvenile females who have had sexual contact with Kenneth "Jay" Sinor.

ARRESTED: Kenneth "Jay" Sinor 21 years old. 
CHARGES: Rape 3, Sex Abuse 2 (x2), Sex Abuse 3, and Sodomy 3 (x2)

Bend Man Arrest for Delivery LSD to a Minor

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Bend Police Dept.

On October 11th, 2019 a Bend Police Department School Resource Officer (SRO) received information regarding a Bend-Lapine Schools student providing LSD, a Schedule I Controlled Substance, on campus to another student.
Throughout this investigation, the SRO was able to determine an adult male had recently sold the LSD to the Bend-Lapine Schools student.  Using a variety of investigative techniques, Joshua Rivas was identified as the suspect and agreed to sell LSD to a Bend Detective who was posing as a local high-school aged student.  Rivas continued to communicate and agreed to deliver LSD even after knowing the intended buyer was in high school. 
The SRO and Bend Detectives contacted Rivas after he arrived in the area of 61545 S Hwy 97 to deliver the LSD.  Rivas was found to be in possession of eight (8) suspected LSD tabs and was armed with a large fixed blade knife.  Rivas was taken into custody and transported to the Bend Police Department until the SRO was able …

Washington County WIN Investigators Seize Cash and Drugs

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Washington Co. Sheriff's Office


On Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at 7:20 p.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office Westside Interagency Narcotics (WIN) investigators executed a search warrant in the 700 block of SE 10th Avenue, in Hillsboro. At approximately 8:25 pm, investigators served a second search warrant in the 12000 block of SW Allen Blvd, in Beaverton. Both search warrants were the result of a single investigation.
Investigators located and seized 1.5 pounds of methamphetamine and 1 ounce of cocaine in the Hillsboro apartment, and an additional 4 pounds of methamphetamine and approximately $6,000 in cash at the Beaverton apartment. Further investigation led to the seizure of an additional $11,000 from bank accounts. The estimated street value of drugs removed from distribution is over $16,000.
The suspect, 29-year-old Marcos Ramos-Angel, of Hillsboro, was arrested and charged with delivery of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance, for both cocaine and …

OSP FISH & WILDLIFE IS LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON A BUCK DEER LEFT TO WASTE IN DOUGLAS COUNTY

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Oregon State Police

On October 20, 2019, an Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife trooper responded to a report of a buck deer being dumped along Signal Tree Road near Camas Valley.  The trooper located the carcass of a buck deer with only the head removed.  The meat was wasted and left to rot. Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact Senior Trooper Kyle Bachmeier through the Turn in Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP (*677).
** Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators**  The TIP program offers preference point rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of big game mammals.
Preference Point Rewards: * 5 Points-Bighorn Sheep * 5 Points-Rocky Mountain Goat * 5 Points-Moose * 5 Points-Wolf * 4 Points-Elk * 4 Points-Deer * 4 Points-Antelope * 4 Points-Bear * 4 Points-Cougar
Or the Oregon Hunters Association TIP reward fund also offers cash rewards for information leading to an…

Homicide of Donald Polk Remains Unsolved After Nine Years - Crime Stoppers Featured Case #10-44

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Crime Stoppers of Oregon

The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for your help in solving a homicide that occurred in October 2010 at Southwest 1st Avenue and Sheridan Street.

On October 21, 2010, at approximately 8:00 a.m., Portland Police officers responded to a bus shelter at Southwest 1st and Sheridan to assist medical personnel with a deceased male.

Officers arrived and found 50-year-old Donald Ray Polk dead of apparent stab wounds. Homicide detectives were called to the scene to begin an investigation into Polk's death.

"Pokey", as he was known to his friends, is believed to have been living on the streets at the time of his death.

There is no suspect information in this case.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous.

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MATTHEW DAVID GASTON

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DCSO Jailviewer

ATTEMPT TO ELUDE POLICE OFFICER - VEHICLE OFFENSE
RECKLESS DRIVING
RECKLESSLY ENDANGERING ANOTHER PERSON
 RECKLESSLY ENDANGERING ANOTHER PERSON
CRIMINAL MISCHIEF 2ND DEG


Officer involved Shooting Investigation -- Oakridge (Lane County)

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Oregon State Police 

On Thursday October 17, 2019 at about 7:39pm, Oregon State Police and the Lane County Sheriff’s Office responded to an emergency request for assistance from an officer with the Oakridge Police Department who responded to a domestic disturbance.  The Oakridge officer reported shots were fired and was requesting emergency assistance.  Troopers and Deputies arrived on scene and preliminary investigation revealed the suspect in the domestic disturbance was deceased after being shot by the officer.  The officer was not injured. 
The Lane County Inter-Agency Deadly Force Investigation Team (IDFIT) was activated and detectives with the Oregon State Police, Lane County Sheriff’s Office, Eugene Police Department, Springfield Police Department, Cottage Grove Police Department, and the Florence Police Department responded to conduct the investigation. 
Additional assistance was provided at the scene by Oakridge Fire, Lane County Medical Examiner’s Office, and the Lane County D…

Numerous Arrests during Armed Robbery Investigation

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Medford Police Dept.


Since the October 11th, 2019, robbery, Medford Police Detectives have been actively investigating the case. The investigation has revealed the following:
On October 11th, 2019, shortly after 8:00 a.m., the 28 year old female victim, and her 25 year old boyfriend reported they had been robbed at gunpoint in their motel room at the Econolodge, 1015 S. Riverside Avenue. The three suspects, one of them armed with a gun, entered the motel room, pistol whipped the 25 year old boyfriend, stole property, and jumped into a 2008 VW SUV in the parking lot. The victim couple attempted to block them in with their vehicle, but the suspect vehicle rammed them, before fleeing the parking lot.

The victim couple chased them in their 1998 white Mercedes sedan. During the car chase, the victims crashed and became disabled near E. Main Street and Eastwood Avenue. As previously mentioned in the press release, witnesses attempted to follow the suspects but lost it. 
The victims reported…

FACEBOOK POST SOLVES ABANDONED BOAT CASE

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Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office


DRAIN, Ore. - Within hours of posting about an abandoned boat found dumped on public lands managed by the BLM, deputies received a tip which lead to solving the case. 
Deputies initially learned about the boat, a 1979 24' Reinell cabin cruiser named Red Rover II, on October 5th and began an investigation. The boat had not been registered with the Oregon State Marine Board since 2008. 
On Tuesday, October 15th, a photograph of the boat and a request for assistance from the public was posted the Sheriff's Office Facebook and Instagram pages. The Sheriff's Office later received information which led them to contact 38 year-old Ryan W. Powers of Reedsport and 46 year-old Michael L. Saben of Winston. Powers and Saben admitted to finding the boat abandoned on Paradise Creek and moving the boat to the location where it was found. Additionally, they admitted to taking the trailer the boat had been on. 
Powers and Saben were ultimately booked and rel…

DETECTIVES ARREST GLENDALE MAN FOR POSSESSION OF SEXUALLY EXPLICIT IMAGES OF A CHILD

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Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office

GLENDALE, Ore. - On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, Douglas County Sheriff's Office Detectives contacted 39 year-old Glendale resident, Paul Allan Wertz regarding a sex crime investigation. 
Detectives had been investigating a report that Wertz was in possession of pornographic images of a minor child on his cell phone. During the course of their investigation, Detectives confirmed that Wertz had taken nude photos of a five year-old female who was known to him. 
Wertz was taken into custody and lodged at the Douglas County Jail on a charge of Possession of Materials Depicting Sexually Explicit Conduct of a Child in the First Degree.    

RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE FIRE - 1748 NW OTIE STREET - 10-16-19

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Roseburg Fire Department

At 12:27 a.m. on October 16, 2019, Roseburg Fire Department was dispatched to a residential structure fire at 1748 NW Otie Street.  Residents reported the fire after being awakened by a working smoke alarm.  Residents had exited the residential structure and notified nearby neighbors of possible exposure.
Firefighters arrived on scene to find heavy fire venting from a south window and causing exposure to the south, neighboring residential home.  Pressurized black smoke was also seen emitting from the attic vents. Firefighters made an interior attack to extinguish the fire, conducted a primary and secondary search, and completed overhaul. 
 The primary home sustained structural and water damage.  The neighboring home suffered damage to the exterior siding.  One adult, two teenage children, and a dog were displaced due to the fire; however, no one was injured in the fire.  Unfortunately, two pet hamsters did not survive the fire.
A total of 13 firefighters assis…

Serious Injury Commercial Motor Vehicle Crash I-5 near Woodburn-- Marion County

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Oregon State Police 

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Tuesday afternoon’s crash involving two Commercial Motor Vehicles on I-5 near Woodburn. 
On Tuesday October 15, 2019 at about 3:57 PM, OSP troopers and emergency personnel responded to a serious injury crash involving two Commercial Motor Vehicles on I-5 southbound at about milepost 273.   
Preliminary investigation revealed that a Volvo Truck and Semi-trailer, operated by Gagandeep SINGH, age 24, from California, was southbound on I-5 and pulled to the shoulder due to smoke coming from under the truck.  Gagandeep SINGH and his passenger, Baljit SINGH, age 38, from California, exited the truck and discovered that it was on fire. 
A Freightliner Truck and Semi-trailer, operated by Rex HOLLOPETER, age 51, from Salem, was southbound in the far right lane when it sideswiped the Volvo Truck and Semi-Trailer.  The Freightliner Truck and Semi-trailer caught fire and came to rest blocking all southbound lanes …

SAR Locates Missing Woman Alive

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Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office

BUTTE FALLS, Ore. – Search officials are thankful and relieved after finding a missing 80-year-old woman with dementia.   Geraldine “Gerry” Hendricks survived three nights in the elements without apparent injury. 
“It is always a good feeling to be able to give family members good news in a case like this,” said Jackson County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Shawn Richards.  “She was cold and a little dehydrated, but she appears to be in amazingly good shape.”
At 11:45 a.m. on October 15, 2019, JCSO search and rescue (SAR) personnel spotted Hendricks.  The ATV search team was driving on a forest road approximately two miles from Hendricks’ home when they found her walking on the road.  
Mercy Flights medics took Hendricks by ambulance to a waiting helicopter.  She was then transported to Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center for evaluation.
Sgt. Richards said Hendricks was talkative and in good spirits, but due to her dementia, she did not realize she had…

TUESDAY MORNING SUTHERLIN INCIDENT NOT AS REPORTED

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Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office

SUTHERLIN, Ore. - On Tuesday, October 15, 2019, at 7:45 am, Douglas County 9-1-1 Dispatchers received a report of a vehicle that was in the ditch in the 200-block of Fort McKay Road in Sutherlin. 
Dispatchers were told by the reporting party that the female associated with the car was shooting out of the window of the car.
Law enforcement from the Sheriff’s Office, Sutherlin Police Department and Oregon State Police were dispatched to the scene.
When Officers from Sutherlin Police Department arrived, the female driver was briefly detained. It was quickly determined the female had not fired any shots and the sound the caller was hearing were vineyard cannons intended to keep birds away from the vineyard. No actual shots had been fired.
The female driver had turned too soon and accidentally missed the driveway and was not injured. No citations or arrests were made.

DUII Suspected in Rollover Crash

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Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office


CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – A local mother was arrested Sunday after a crash that sent her two children to the hospital.  Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) deputies suspect alcohol impairment contributed to the crash. 
On October 13, 2019, at 1:55 p.m., dispatch received a 911 call reporting a rollover crash in the 2200-block of Kirtland Road, near the intersection with High Banks Road.  The caller reported one person had been ejected from the white 2008 Toyota Tercel during the crash. 
Deputies responded to the scene, along with personnel from Oregon State Police, Fire District 3, and Mercy Flights.  Deputies say the driver, Amanda Leigh Knutson, 31, of Gold Hill, and her two sons, ages 6 and 10, were the occupants of the vehicle.  The six-year-old was ejected from the vehicle during the crash. 
All occupants were transported to Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center with injuries.  At the time of this release, the injuries are not believed to be life-thr…

Update: SAR Searches for Missing Woman

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Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office

UPDATE, 10/14/19 at 5:50 p.m.: JCSO SAR staff and volunteers continue to search for Geraldine “Gerry” Hendricks Monday evening. SAR teams are using ground and air resources in the search.  In a press conference earlier Monday, Sgt. Shawn Richards described the extensive search effort that has been underway since Hendricks was reported missing on Saturday.  He said many resources are being utilized to search for Hendricks. He expressed optimism that the search will have a positive outcome. Detectives are assisting with interviewing witnesses and will follow any leads that come in. Sheriff Nathan Sickler thanked the local community as well as the numerous agencies and personnel who have supported the search.
UPDATE, 10/14/19 at 9:30 a.m.: SAR officials report no new developments in the search for Geraldine Hendricks, who remains missing this morning. Sergeant Shawn Richards will discuss the search at a press conference at 11 a.m. Tune in to local media fo…

Injured Hiker Rescued After Long Fall at Smith Rock State Park

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Deschutes Co. Sheriff's Office

On October 11, 2019 shortly before 3:30 pm, the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a welfare check at Smith Rock State Park regarding someone yelling.  A Special Services/Search and Rescue Deputy was sent to the scene.  While responding, more information was provided that aided narrowing down the subject's location and that the subject was possibly injured. The subject was later identified as 23 year old, Ian Rapp.
At approximately 3:55 pm, Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue (SAR) was activated to the scene.  Ultimately, 22 Search and Rescue Volunteers and 2 SAR Deputies responded to the scene along with three personnel from Redmond Fire and Rescue and Oregon State Parks.

SAR Volunteers and a Deputy hiked to the area below where Rapp was believed to be located in the area of Voyage of the Cow Dog, which is a route in the Picnic Lunch Wall climbing area.  It was determined initial rescuers would have to acces…