Showing posts from February, 2020

Hemlock Lake Rescue

Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office

 - On Thursday, February 27, 2020, at 8:30 pm, Douglas County dispatchers received a call from a woman who stated she was stuck near Hemlock Lake and had two flat tires. Before dispatchers could obtain further information, the call was lost. 
Deputies, along with Search and Rescue, were dispatched to the generalized area. Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division Troopers were also in the area and responded, along with an OSP Fish & Wildlife airplane. While searching the Hemlock Lake area, the airplane was able locate a dim light on the ground and relayed that information to SAR units.  
At approximately 10:30 pm, SAR and OSP Troopers made contact with the missing subject who was identified as 23 year-old Heather Lynn Schillinger and a male companion. Schillinger had an active warrant for her arrest and was taken into custody. The male was given a courtesy ride to Roseburg.  Schillinger was transported by OSP to the Douglas County Ja…

Fatal Crash on Hwy 126E - Lane County

Oregon State Police 

On Thursday, February 27, 2020 at approximately 3:36 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to  a two vehicle crash on Hwy 126E near milepost 13.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a Harley Davidson motorcycle, operated by Kurt Rauch (65) of Springfield, was traveling eastbound on Hwy 126E and lost control while attempting to stop for traffic in front of him. Rauch left his lane of travel, crossed into the westbound lane, and collided with a Ford F350 PU operated by David Doerr (50) from Bend.
Rauch sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.
Doerr was not injured in the crash.
Hwy 126E was closed for three hours following the crash.
OSP was assisted by ODOT, McKenzie Fire and Rescue, and Northwest Hazmat.

ODOT: SW Oregon

Intersection of Oregon 42/99 Winston: traffic signals are restored after a single vehicle crash destroyed the signal control cabinet earlier today. UPDATE


Marion Co. Sheriff's Office

On February 27th, 2020, at approximately 11:22 am a boater reported finding a partially decomposed body in the Willamette River near the Buena Vista Ferry.  Deputies from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene to investigate along with emergency personnel from the Jefferson Fire District.  Marine Patrol and Search and Rescue Deputies were able to coordinate the recovery of the deceased by boat.  At this time it is unknown how long the deceased, an unidentified male, has been at the location.  Investigators are working to attempt to determine the identity of the deceased; an autopsy is scheduled for 10:30 am on February 28th at the State Medical Examiner’s Office.
Investigators are asking anyone who may have information about missing persons believed to have been in the area to contact Detective Bob Evarts at 503-588-8507.

ODOT: SW Oregon

Intersection of Oregon 42 and 99/Winston: Expect delays/congestion on the evening commute tonight after a single vehicle crash damaged the nearby signal control box.

Watch for flaggers controlling the intersection. ODOT on scene to rebuild the control box.


Deschutes Co. Sheriff's Office

The skeletel remains located on February 17th have been positively identified as belonging to Chase M. Hove of Bend.  Hove was reported as a missing person to the City of Bend Police Department in June 2017.  DCSO detectives recovered a firearm with the remains and this case is being investigated as a suicide.
“Suicide is a devastating public health issue. It’s important to remember that suicide is a very complicated act and that no single thing causes someone to die by suicide,” said Whitney Schumacher, Deschutes County’s Suicide Prevention Coordinator. “We all can help prevent suicide in Central Oregon. Make sure people you love know about available suicide prevention resources.”
If you or someone you love is thinking about suicide, please call the Deschutes County Crisis Line at 541-322-7500 Option 9. You can also call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Central Oregon Suicide Prevention resources are available at: www.preventsuicideco…

Missing Fisherman Recovered

Newport Police Dept.

On February 9, 2020, Norman Grant was reported missing.  Newport Police Officers began an investigation and learned that Grant was last seen around 7:00 p.m. on February 8, 2020.  Officers confirmed Grant was a crew member of the F/V Prolifik, which was moored at the Hallmark Fisheries on the Bay Front.  Phone records and local video confirmed Grant’s last known location was on Bay Blvd in the area of the F/V Prolifik. 
Officers searched the area and arranged for a dive team from Lane County to search the area surrounding the F/V Prolifik’s mooring.  Search efforts revealed no further evidence of Grant’s location.
On February 26, 2020, a fishing vessel reported hitting something beneath the water surface in the area of the Hallmark Fisheries dock.  A local diver inspected the boat and found clothing entangled in the vessel’s prop.  The diver checked the immediate area, and located a human body about 80 feet south of the Hallmark Fisheries dock.
The USCG, Lincoln Coun…

K9 Axel Tracks Down Wanted Man

Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office

 - Two wanted Douglas County men are in custody after they ran from law enforcement. 
Shortly before 10:30 am, on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, deputies and officers from the Sutherlin Police Department went to a residence in the 100-block of South Avenue looking for 25-year old Billy James Wells and 23 year-old Johnny Lee Wells, both of Sutherlin. When deputies arrived, Johnny fled from the home on foot. A perimeter was set up to contain the area as deputies lost sight of Johnny. 
Billy Wells was located hiding inside the house and was taken into custody by Sutherlin Police without incident. 
Roseburg Police Department K9 Axel was dispatched to assist deputies. K9 Axel began tracking and quickly lead officers to Johnny who failed to comply with commands and was apprehended by K9 Axel until he could be taken into custody. He was taken into custody on a property in the 12000-block of Driver Valley
Both Johnny and Billy Wells were transport…

Sex Offender Notification

Marion Co. Sheriff's Office

Marion County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the following information pursuant to ORS163A.215, which authorizes Community Corrections to inform the public when the release of information will enhance public safety and protection.
The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of a sex offense that requires registration with the Sheriff’s Office. Additionally, this person’s criminal history places them in a classification level which reflects the potential to re-offend. This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather, it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public.
NAME: Ryan, Steven Levi
SID#: 16268384
DOB: 7/20/1990
RACE: W                                    SEX: M
HEIGHT: 5' 10''                           WEIGHT: 135lbs
HAIR: BRO                                 EYES: BRO
RESIDENCE: 3950 AUMSVILE HWY SE, SALEM, OR 97317 Steven Levi Ryan is on Post Prison Supervision for the crime of…

Sex Offense Investigation leading to an arrest

Grants Pass Dept. of Public Safety

On two different occasions, 20 year old Christopher Smith contacted a male juvenile via a social media platform. Smith invited the juvenile to his residence for the purpose of having sexual contact. Smith also exchanged illicit photographs with the juvenile, which were sexual in nature. Detectives with the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety arrested Smith on 02/25/20 on the above listed charges. He was lodged at the Josephine County Jail.  
ARRESTED: Christopher K. Smith, 20 year old male from Grants Pass
CHARGES: Online Sexual Corruption of a Child 1 (B Felony) and Luring a Minor (C Felony)

Deschutes County Deputy cited in motor vehicle crash from January on North Hwy 97

Bend Police Dept.

Updated Release
Bend Police investigated an injury motor vehicle crash at Clausen Drive and North Hwy 97 on January 5, 2020 around 8:04 p.m. involving Deschutes County Sheriff’s Deputy Clint Baltzor.   Deputy Baltzor was traveling in the northbound lanes with his lights and siren on en route to a Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office S.W.A.T. call out in Terrebonne, when the crash occurred. A black Nissan Rogue, driven by Scott Senn was in front of Deputy Baltzor and Senn attempted to yield right but was unable to as there was a vehicle in the right lane, which caused him to yield left instead.  There was a concrete barrier on the left, which prevented Senn from yielding to the left. Deputy Baltzor’s patrol vehicle struck the Nissan Rogue, which then struck a blue/green Honda Odyssey driven by Chad Elliott. 
After a thorough investigation, which included obtaining speed data from the analytical report from the Airbag Control Module located inside of the Dodge Durango Dep…


Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office

ROSEBURG, Ore. - Three Sheriff's Office employees were recognized Friday evening at the Roseburg Optimist Club Annual Respect for Law Banquet. The local group hosted their 44th annual banquet at the Douglas County Fairgrounds Friday evening, recognizing local offices from various law enforcement agencies throughout the county. 
Renee Damas was recognized as the Douglas County Sheriff's Office 9-1-1 Dispatcher of the Year. Damas was recognized for her dedication to the citizens of the county. She was described as always having an "upbeat and positive attitude". She has worked at the Sheriff's Office since 2012. 

Corporal Kelly Dwight was honored as the Corrections Deputy of the Year. Cpl. Dwight. Dwight has spent 5.5 years with the agency serving in the jail. He is known for his can-do attitude and leadership abilities. Sheriff Hanlin said Dwight is an asset to the agency and the community. 

Patrol Deputy of the Year was awarded to…


Roseburg Police Dept.

Officer Chris Bonebrake has been awarded the title of Officer of the Year for the Roseburg Police Department for 2019.  Officer Bonebrake was selected for this honor by a vote of his peers and supervisors.  He was given this award Friday night at the 44th annual Respect for Law banquet, hosted by the Roseburg Optimist Club.  
Chris has been with the Roseburg Police Department since July of 2016.  Prior to that Chris worked as a deputy for the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, and he also served in the United States Marine Corps. Chris always comes to work with a great attitude and he is well liked and respected by all of his supervisors and peers.  Chris is currently a K9 handler on our patrol team, and he is paired with K9 Axel.  
Please help us in congratulating Officer Chris Bonebrake!


Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office

REEDSPORT, Ore. - On Thursday, February 20, 2020, at approximately 11:00 am, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office was contacted regarding an individual who had gone mushroom picking in the Elliot State Forest off of Elk Ridge Road near Loon Lake on Wednesday, February 21st and had become lost. The lost male was identified as 65 year-old Juan Pitcher of Reedsport. 
Deputies were dispatched to the area along with Search and Rescue. The terrain was very steep and rocky with thick brush and heavy timber. Search Crews searched until nightfall on Thursday without finding signs of Pitcher. 
The search resumed on Friday morning. Around noon, crews began hearing a voice response from a male which came from deep within a canyon. Shortly after 1:00 pm, searchers located Pitcher who was in poor condition. He was located at 43.5656, -123.8672
At the request of the Sheriff's Office, the Oregon State Search and Rescue Coordinator arranged for the U.S. Coast Gua…


Oregon State Police

On Sunday, February 23, 2020 at about 10:39 A.M., Oregon State Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Interstate 5 southbound near mile post 23.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a white 1996 Chevrolet SUV,  Craig McRae (70) of Vacaville, CA. was southbound on Interstate 5 when for unknown reasons went off the roadway, rolled over, and landed in a nearby field off the shoulder off the freeway.
McRae sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.
Interstate 5 was reduced to one lane for approximately 2.5 hours following the crash.
OSP was assisted by Talent PD, Jackson County Fire, Mercy Flights, and ODOT.


FBI - Oregon

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the shooting of a Mid-State Electric Cooperative Substation.
On June 1, 2019, unknown suspects using high-caliber firearms shot at a transformer and power regulators located at the “Mowich” substation. Approximately 1,000 customers lost power due to the severe damage, which is estimated at more than $400,000.
To date, no group or person has claimed responsibility.
The seeking information poster can be found on the FBI’s website at Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the FBI at (541) 773-2942 in Medford or at (503) 224-4181 in Portland.


Marion Co. Sheriff's Office

Marion County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the following information pursuant to ORS163A.215, which authorizes Community Corrections to inform the public when the release of information will enhance public safety and protection.
The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of a sex offense that requires registration with the Sheriff’s Office. Additionally, this person’s criminal history places them in a classification level which reflects the potential to re-offend. This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather, it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public.
NAME: Harman, Corey Tyler
SID#: 16699206
DOB: 04/14/1993
RACE: W                   SEX: M
HEIGHT: 5' 10''          WEIGHT: 170lbs
HAIR: BRO                EYES: BLU
Corey Tyler Harman is on Post Prison Supervision for the crimes of: RAPE III, ESCAPE II This person was granted super…


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

MEDFORD, Ore.—William Gregory Douglas, 37, of Cave Junction, Oregon, pleaded guilty today for threatening to shoot YouTube employees at the company’s San Bruno, California headquarters after his account was removed for violating the video-sharing platform’s terms of service.
“Threatening a mass shooting is a serious crime whether or not an individual plans to act. This is a crime that undermines Americans’ fundamental right to live and work without fear,” said Billy J. Williams, U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon. “We will continue to diligently respond to and prosecute criminal threats of violence to the fullest extent of the law.”
“Using social media outlets to threaten violence of any kind victimizes individuals and undermines the safety of our communities,” said Renn Cannon, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Oregon. “The FBI remains committed to working with our state and local partners to respond quickly to threats and kee…


ODOT: PDX, Mt. Hood

All northbound lanes of Interstate 5 are closed near Elligsen Road in Wilsonville after a trucked crossed over from the southbound lanes, causing numerous crashes and mutiple injuries. Crews are setting up a detour and working to clear the vehicles stuck in the closed lanes but we don't expect to reopen the northbound lanes until Thursday afternoon.  

Travelers should expect lengthy delays in the area. 

MADGE Nets 30 Pounds of Meth in Separate Cases

Medford Police

On Sunday, February 16th, MADGE Detectives were conducting follow-up on a large scale drug trafficking organization, believed to be bringing methamphetamine into the Rogue Valley. Detectives identified a possible vehicle involved, which was a 2015 Nissan Rogue, registered out of California.

The vehicle pulled into the Chevron gas station, 2500 Hwy 66, in Ashland. Detectives made contact with the occupants, Christian Olivarria-Aguirre, 36, and Jacqueline Castillo, 35. A consent search of the vehicle yielded 20 pounds of methamphetamine. Both were arrested and remain lodged on $500,000 bail.

In another investigation on February 18th, 2020, involving a different drug trafficking organization out of California, MADGE detectives observed a 2020 GMC SUV driving northbound on I-5, which committed traffic violations. A traffic stop was conducted at mile post 12. The driver, Ernesto Vela, 59, out of California, provided consent to search his vehicle for drugs. Detectives located…

Two Deschutes County Sheriff Sergeants on Administrative Leave

Deschutes Co. Sheriff's Office

On February 10, 2020, Deke DeMars, a patrol sergeant with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, was placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an administrative inquiry into alleged agency policy violations.

Today, Kevin Dizney, a patrol sergeant with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, was placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an administrative inquiry into alleged agency policy violations.

Anytime the Sheriff’s Office receives information alleging a policy violation, we will completely investigate the allegation to determine if an agency policy violation(s) has occurred and if any personnel action is necessary.

PPB Serves Search Warrant on Suspected Drug House-7 Arrested

Portland Police Bureau
On Tuesday, February 18, 2020, the Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) served a search warrant on a residence in the 1800 block of Southeast 92nd Avenue. During the past few months the East Precinct Neighborhood Response Team had received numerous complaints about drug activity connected to this residence. An investigation ensued, culminating in today's search warrant. The East Precinct Street Crimes Unit assisted with the warrant service today.

Officers arrested seven individuals at the location all but one were lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center:

Koch, Rick --66 year old-Criminally cited due to medical condition for a warrant and new charge of Frequenting a Place a Controlled Substance is Used
Turner, Lorie J -- 57 years old--Possession of a Controlled Substance, Frequenting a Place a Controlled Substance is Used and Warrants
Paxton, Wade M --48 years old- Frequenting a Place a Controlled Substance is Used
Hunt, Carle…


Deschutes Co. Sheriff's Office

On February 17, 2020, at approximately 3:51pm, deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) were dispatched to a report of human remains that had been located on U.S. Forest Service land approximately one half mile south of the Deschutes River Woods area.  An individual hiking in the area made the discovery and reported the information to Deschutes County 911.
Deputies and DCSO detectives arrived at the location and confirmed the discovery of human skeletal remains.  Deputies and detectives have worked since then, assisted by the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office, Bend Police Department, Deschutes County Medical Examiner, and the Oregon State Police Crime Lab, to document, collect evidence, and recover the remains.   A State Forensic Anthropologist will conduct an examination of the skeletal remains in an attempt to determine identity and cause of death.
Additional information will be released as it becomes available.
The Deschute…


Josephine Co. Sheriff's Office

On Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at approximately 7:15 AM, a stranger in a blue SUV offered a ride to a student waiting for the school bus.  The student did not know the male driver of the blue SUV and declined the offer for a ride to school.  The male driver was described as a white male in his 40’s, no facial hair and medium length brown hair. 
The driver was the sole occupant of the vehicle, which is described as a dark blue Nissan Pathfinder with large chrome wheels (photo below).  The Sheriff’s Office is asking citizens to stay vigilant for suspicious activity such as this and report strange vehicles matching the description of this vehicle.  The Sheriff’s Office non-emergent number is 541-474-5123 or call 911 for emergencies. 


Oregon State Police

On Monday, February 17, 2020 at approximately 3:00 P.M., Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle crash on Hwy 101 near milepost 323.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a red Ford Ranger pickup, operated by Jerry Vanhoosen (70) of Kerman, CA. had been northbound on Hwy 101 when it left the roadway, impacted a tree, and came to rest in a ravine.  
Vanhoosen was pronounced deceased. 
Vanhoosen had been reported missing to the Brookings Police Department on February 11 and it is believed the last known contact with Vanhoosen was on February 8.
Brookings Police Department had been actively looking for Vanhoosen with assistance from the Curry County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue.


Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office

WINCHESTER BAY, Ore. - On Thursday, February 13, 2020, at approximately 9:17 pm, deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 73000-block of Highway 101 in Winchester Bay for a report of a 17 year-old male who was shooting a gun inside a home following a disturbance.
Deputies, along with multiple law enforcement agencies responded to the residence. The teen was taken into custody at 9:56 pm, without further incident. 
Deputies learned that the teen became upset with his mother over his cell phone and then proceeded to assault her, before being stopped by his father.  Following the assault, the teen retrieved an AR-15 rifle and began to fire it multiple times inside the home causing a significant amount of damage. At one point, he pointed the firearm at his father, but did not fire it. 
No one was injured during the incident. The teen was transported to and lodged at the Douglas County Juvenile Detention Facility on the following charges: 
Unlawful Use…


Roseburg Police Dept.

At approximately 0357 hours on February 13th, 2020 Roseburg Police Officers observed a suspicious vehicle parked in the vicinity of the Roseburg Municipal Airport.  Officers contacted a male, Maurice Pierre Hurth, 41 years old of Suisun City, CA and 3 minor females, in the rental vehicle.  During the contact it was discovered that Hurth had multiple warrants for his arrest out of San Francisco, Fairfield, and Solano, California.  After a brief resistance, Hurth was arrested on those warrants.
During further investigation it was discovered the three minor females were recently reported missing from a youth group home in the Seattle, Washington area.  They were all taken into protective custody and were later transferred to the Douglas County Juvenile Shelter.
Evidence learned from this investigation led to Hurth being charged with the following crimes:   Trafficking in Persons (ORS 163.266) X 3Compelling Prostitution (ORS 167.017) X 3Custodial Interference in the F…

Roseburg City Police Logs for 2/11/20

Police Logs for 2/11/2020
PATROL:Roseburg PoliceOFFICER:RPDDATE:02/11/2020LOCATION:Court / Rose, RoseburgTIME:1400INCIDENT:Warrant ArrestCASE #:200230PERSON(S):(S) Coughtry, Amanda Loren (47) RoseburgCHARGE(S):Warrant – Failure to Appear (Roseburg Municipal Court)VEHICLE(S):DETAIL(S):Coughtry was contacted in the area and was found to have the listed warrant.DISPO:Lodged at Corrections.
PATROL:Roseburg PoliceOFFICER: