Showing posts from April, 2020

DCSO Asking for Public's Assistance in Locating La Pine Woman and Her Three Children

Deschutes Co. Sheriff's Office

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 30 year old Trisha A. Jepsen of La Pine, and her three children; ages 11 (male), 3 (female) and 1 (female).  Jepsen and her children were last seen this past Monday at their residence in the 51700 block of Little Deschutes Lane, La Pine.  Jepsen’s family reported them missing this morning after not being seen or heard from since Monday.

Deputies and detectives have been able to locate video surveillance of Jepson in Redmond yesterday and in Bend today that show her and her children are with 52-year-old Patrick J. Garcia of La Pine.  Jepsen has an active Restraining Order against Garcia.  Based on video surveillance, investigators believe they were buying food and possibly camping gear. 

Jepsen is driving a 1998 light blue Plymouth Voyager van with front end damage.  No license plate is currently available for the van, as investigators have learned she very recently p…


Ore. Dept. of Public Safety Standards and Training

You may be aware that the 2020 Fallen Law Enforcement Officer Memorial at DPSST has been closed to the public this year in order to practice social distancing guidelines, due to the current COVID-19 health crisis.   
This year’s memorial will be a shortened version of the traditional ceremony, complete with honor guard, bagpiper, bugler and roll call.  The ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5th, 2020.
DPSST plans to video record the ceremony and post it soon afterwards so that family members, co-workers and friends of the fallen know that those who made the ultimate sacrifice are not forgotten. We will share the link as soon as the video is posted.
The State's memorial honors more than 180 fallen Oregon law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty since the 1880s. This includes officers from city, county, state, tribal and federal law enforcement agencies who have served as law enforcement officers, corr…

Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Daily Local Update - April 29, 2020

Douglas Co. Government

 (Douglas County, Ore.)  
There are a lot of people working the front lines of the pandemic.  But, sometimes we forget to give credit to those that are working in necessary and support roles in our community.  Today, we want to send out kudos to all mail and package carriers with the United States Postal Service, United Parcel Service, Federal Express, DHL and other local delivery companies for continuing to provide these crucial services.  Also, we would like to extend appreciation to all the food and material delivery workers who are helping to keep local businesses open during the crisis by delivering meals, groceries, medical supplies and building materials.  Thank you for all you do to keep our communities going.  We encourage you to continue to support local businesses.       
Local COVID-19 Test Results

As of 12:00 pm, April 29, 2020, there are no new cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County.  For the thirteenth day in a row, the total number of positives in Doug…

Arson Arrest

Grants Pass Dept. of Public Safety

On 04/24/20 at 2043 hours, Grants Pass Police and Fire units responded to 208 SE M Street, Bobo's Wash and Wax, for a report of a male standing in the roadway yelling about a fire at the location.  When Fire and Police arrived on scene, the fire was contained, and the male was gone.
During the initial investigation, it was determined the fire was intentionally set.  A suspect was developed and later identified as  52-year-old Troy Garcia, via evidence left behind at the scene.  Unfortunately, Mr. Garcia was not located at that time.
On 04/26/20 at 0532 hours, Police and Fire units responded back to the Bobo's Wash and Wax for a second, larger fire inside the carwash which Fire Personnel were able to contain 11 minutes after 911 was called.  Mr. Garcia was suspected of starting the second fire as well.  A Police K9 was summoned to the area to search for Mr. Garcia, but he was not located. The fire caused significant financial loss to the busine…


Oregon State Police

On Tuesday, April 28, 2020 an Oregon State Police Trooper conducted a traffic stop on a 2020 Chrysler Van on Interstate 5 northbound near milepost 60.
During the traffic stop the Trooper observed several signs of criminal activity and a search of the vehicle was conducted.
The search revealed two large duffle bags containing approximately 132 pounds of marijuana.
The driver, Bryant Oglen (52) of Wisconsin,  stated he had flown into Medford and was driving back home to Wisconsin.
Oglen was cited and released for unlawful import/export of marijuana.

Sweet Home Police Respond to Fatal Fire - 3

Sweet home Police Department

SWEET HOME, Ore. April 29, 2020 3:05 p.m. — Investigators from the Oregon State Police Arson Unit, the Oregon State Fire Marshal's office, the Linn County Medical Examiner's office, the Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District, the Sweet Home Police Department and detectives from the Linn County Major Crimes Team continue to work at the scene of a fire that took place on Tuesday, April 28th.

The Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District and the Sweet Home Police Department responded to a house fire at 1530 Tamarack Street in Sweet Home on Tuesday, April 28th, just before 7:00 am. The residential structure was engulfed with fire upon their arrival. When rescue personnel entered the home, they discovered four victims.

At this time, the identities of the deceased will not be released until they are positively identified. The autopsies are scheduled to take place tomorrow, April 30th. The preliminary efforts of local investigation teams found trauma to the …

RADE Arrest / Seizure

Grants Pass Dept. of Public Safety

On 04-28-20 at around 4:45 pm RADE detectives observed a white Toyota pick-up in Cave Junction near Perfect Pizza, 212 N Redwood Hwy, with a stolen license plate. The detectives requested a marked patrol vehicle and an Oregon State Police (OSP) Sergeant who was in the area responded. With assistance from OSP, the occupants were detained and interviewed. The license plate was determined to be stolen out of the City of Grants Pass on 04-21-20. A female occupant, Iris Marie Jessee 21 years old, was taken into custody after a consent search and lodged for PCS/DCS Methamphetamine and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. Seized during the investigation was over 50 grams of methamphetamine, packaging material and cash. Also seized was a firearm in Jessee's property, which was readily accessible to her. The stolen license plate was seized and will be returned to DMV. Anyone with questions or information regarding this case can call 541-450-6370 and reference…

Burglary Arrest

Grants Pass Dept. of Public Safety

On 04/25/2020 at 0214 hours, GPDPS officers responded to 825 NE F Street for a reported alarm at Redwood Cannabis.  On arrival, officers discovered a forced burglary had occurred at the location and $200.00 in merchandise had been stolen.  During the investigation, officers retained video surveillance indicating two suspects entered the location after causing damage. The estimated damage to the location was $550.00. 
James Hall Jr was identifed as a suspect and contacted at Baker Park on 04/27/2020. He was later lodged at the Josephine County Jail for Burglary in the Second Degree, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree and Theft in the Second Degree.
The second female juvenile suspect has been identified and contacted as well as being charged with Burglary in the Second Degree and Theft in the Second Degree.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to call GPDPS at (541) 450-6260.

Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Daily Local Update - April 28, 2020

Douglas Co. Government

(Douglas County, Ore.)  
The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, your Douglas County Commissioners and our local health professionals want to remind you that it is important to not delay needed health care and doctor visits.  While many of us are worried about the COVID-19 crisis, other medical conditions such as appendicitis and heart attacks still happen, and they can be deadly if not treated appropriately.  If you have a serious health condition, do not hesitate to seek care at a hospital or urgent care. Emergency care can and should still be sought – this includes, but is not limited to, possible strokes, heart attacks, bleeding that won’t stop, broken bones, etc.If you have an emergency, do not hesitate to dial 9-1-1 for an ambulance response.If you have medical concerns or questions, do not ignore them, contact your healthcare provider. If you don’t have a healthcare provider, contact an urgent care clinic or hospital.Some routine services such as preventi…

Suspect Arrested After Multiple Armed Robberies Related to Facebook Marketplace

Portland Police Bureau

Between September 2019 and April 2020, Robbery Detectives have been investigating a string of armed pedestrian robberies at or near the intersection of North Albina Avenue and North Blandena Street. The robberies involved seven victims and four individual robberies. During the robberies the suspect presented a handgun to steal and retain the victims' property. Three of the robberies occurred during meetings to buy/sell property via Facebook Marketplace.

On April 24, 2020, the Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Robbery Detectives executed an arrest warrant and search warrant at the residence of 19-year-old Jarone T Walker in the 4700 block of North Mississippi Avenue. A loaded handgun was recovered inside the residence. Walker was taken into custody at the scene.

Walker has been booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center and charged with four counts of Robbery in the First Degree.

Robbery Detectives continue to investig…

Criminal Arrest / Marijuana Search Warrant

Josephine Co. Sheriff's Office

On April 25th at 12:37pm, the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office and the Oregon State Police responded to a report of shots fired on Cloverlawn Drive.  

Additional callers reported hearing multiple gunshots and someone yelling for help.  Several vehicles where reported leaving the scene as patrol units were responding.   As units arrived on scene, it was undetermined where the shots had initiated from and the surrounding properties were checked.   One of the properties was a large marijuana grow.
At Approximately 2:34pm, additional information was received by the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office regarding a suspicious silver Honda Odyssey with bullet holes and blood inside that had been dropped off at a local tire store. 

The investigation continued, with the assistance of Oregon State Police Major Crimes Unit, in locating the subject owning the Honda.  It was determined the driver and passenger of the Honda Odyssey entered a property on Cloverlawn Drive…

Douglas County Parks and RV Parks Will Reopen May 1

Douglas Co. Government

(Douglas County, Ore.)  Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners announced today that effective May 1, 2020, Douglas County operated Parks and RV Parks will reopen to the public on a limited basis.  Despite the reopening, we continue encourage residents to stay home and follow the Governor’s Executive Order #20-12, ‘Stay Home, Save Lives.’  However, we do understand the role our outdoor recreational sites provide in keeping our residents mentally and physically healthy.  Our parks do have the capacity to allow you to get out and rejuvenate, while remaining dispersed.  But, be prepared, if the use restrictions are not followed, it could lead to the re-closing of our park facilities.
Upon reopening the following use restrictions will be in place:
Douglas County Operated Day Use Parks: Parking Fees will be in place.Physical Distancing of 6 feet will be required at all times.Wearing of masks is recommended.No groups of users.  Individuals, couples or family units onl…

Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle in Powellhurst - Gilbert Neighborhood, PPB Detectives Seeking Publics Help

Portland Police Bureau

On April 10, 2020 at approximately 7:04 a.m. a community member was struck by a vehicle in the 2600 block of Southeast 136th Avenue.

East Precinct officers learned the victim of this incident had confronted a suspected car thief. The suspected car thief got into a vehicle and then drove the vehicle intentionally at the victim.

The victim was struck by the vehicle and was injured as a result. The injuries are reported to be serious, which include a broken rib. The vehicle further damaged property at this location as it fled the area.

During the investigation detectives were able to create a composite sketch of the suspect (Photo). The suspect is described as a 40 year-old white male. He had dark hair and is thought to be about 5'8" with a trim build.

It was also learned the suspect vehicle is a gold 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee, license plate number YUR384. The vehicle will have front end damage. The photo of the Jeep provided is not the actual vehicle but the sa…