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RUSSELL JAMES LOPPNOW ARRESTED ON SEX CHARGES

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DCSO Jailviewer

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Sheriff's Office seeks public's assistance in death investigation

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Lane Co. Sheriff's Office

Lane County Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public’s assistance locating a late 90s or early 2000s gray Toyota Tundra, pictured, and the male driver and passenger who transported an injured female to Sacred Heart University Hospital in Eugene this morning around 4:30 a.m. 

Preliminary investigation indicates the woman was picked up in the River Road area and transported to the hospital, but the driver of the truck left before additional information could be obtained. 

Injuries indicate the female may have been struck by a vehicle.  The female victim was pronounced deceased at the hospital and Lane County Sheriff's Office is investigating her death with the Lane County Medical Examiner's Office.  Deputies are working to notify the victim's next of kin prior to releasing her name.   
The photo of the truck (attached) was taken in the River Road area where the female was thought to be picked up, and matches the description of the…

*UPDATED WITH NAME*BODY RECOVERED FROM SOUTH UMPQUA RIVER

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Roseburg Police Dept.

The deceased female has been positively identified as Tazia May, 32 years old, of Roseburg.  Her next of kin have been notified.  


On Monday, June 29th, 2020 just after 0815 hours a citizen reported seeing a human body floating face down in the South Umpqua river, just west of Micelli Park in Roseburg.  Emergency personnel from the Roseburg Police Department, Roseburg Fire Department, Douglas County District #2 Fire Department, and DCSO responded to the area.  
They found a female, deceased, in the water about 25-30 feet from the shore.  Personnel from District #2 Fire were able to recover the body with their boat.
The adult female has been positively identified, but her identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.  The Douglas County Medical Examiner took possession of the body.  
The female was fully clothed and there were no obvious signs of external physical injury.  The investigation is ongoing, but at this time there is nothing to indicate…

Probation Officer Injured In Hit & Run Crash at Community Corrections

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Grants Pass Dept. of Public Safety

On June 26, 2020 at approximately 3:43pm, Officers from the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety responded to Josephine County Community Corrections for a report that an Officer had been struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.  Officers also learned the suspect driver, identified as Michael Williams, had felony warrants for his arrest. 
Williams fled from the area in a black BMW, and citizens called 911 to report his erratic and dangerous driving behavior.  Williams was last seen traveling at a high rate of speed northbound on Highland Ave toward Merlin. Deputies with the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office were able to locate the suspect vehicle and a pursuit ensued.  They eventually took Williams into custody on Interstate 5 near milepost 61.
The investigation revealed Williams had driven to Community Corrections to pick up Marijha Nieto, the owner of the BMW.  Nieto had already been detained by Probation Officers for unrelated drug charges.  Th…

Detectives Investigating Human Remains Found in Northeast Salem **Update 4**

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Marion Co. Sheriff's Office

On June 10th, 2020, investigators with the Marion County Sheriff's Office recovered human remains in the crawl space beneath a duplex in northeast Salem.  Initial efforts to identify the deceased were unsuccessful.  On June 24th, 2020, a sketch of one of the victim’s tattoos was shared with the public in an effort to help identify the victim.  After receiving many community tips, the victim in this case has been positively identified as Josiah Bagnall, 18, of Salem.
Detectives are continuing to investigate Mr. Bagnall’s death.  We are asking anyone who has information about Mr. Bagnall and the events leading to his death to call our tip line at 503-540-8079
Due to this being an open investigation, no additional information will be provided at this time.

HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION - JOSEPHINE COUNTY

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Oregon State Police


On June 24, 2020, at approximately 4:00 P.M., Josephine County law enforcement responded to the area of Pinecrest Drive and Tiffany Way for a homicide investigation. 
The deceased has been identified as Theodore Homer Robison (55) from Josephine County.
Investigators are asking for the public's assistance.  If anyone in the area of Pinecrest Drive and Plumtree Lane has video surveillance cameras, they are asked to contact investigators.  
The Oregon State Police are the lead investigators and are being assisted by the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety, Josephine County Sheriff's Office and the Josephine County District Attorney's Office.  
If anyone has any information they are asked to contact the Oregon State Police Dispatch Center at 541-664-4600. 
Reference case number SP20-173329.



DETECTIVES MAKE ARREST IN CASE OF CHILD WITH BROKEN FEMUR

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Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. - A 32-year-old Myrtle Creek man is in custody after detectives investigated a report of an unexplained injury to a child. 
On Wednesday, June 17, 2020, Douglas County Sheriff's Office detectives were notified of a 5-year-old child who had suffered an unexplained fracture of his femur. Detectives, conducted a thorough investigation and ultimately developed probable cause to for the arrest of 32-year-old Bronson Daniel Knight of Myrtle Creek. The child was known to Knight.
Knight was arrested on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, on charges of Assault II and Criminal Mistreatment I. 
Case #20-2668

Missing child alert - Missing foster child Zion Gallaher is believed to be in danger

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Oregon Department of Human Services

(Salem, Ore.) – Zion Gallaher, age 16, is a foster child who went missing from Portland, Oregon on June 7, 2020. He is believed to be in danger.
The Oregon Department of Human Services, Child Welfare Program, asks the public to help in the effort to find him and to contact 911 or local law enforcement if they believe they see him. He knows the downtown Portland and Sandy, Oregon areas well.
Name: Zion Gallaher
Date of birth: Jan. 8, 2004
Height: 5’10
Weight: 180 pounds
Portland Police Case #20-185646
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children #1392960
Anyone who suspects they have information about Zion Gallaher’s location should call 911 or local law enforcement.
A small number of children in foster care may be in significant danger when they run away or have gone missing. As DHS works to do everything it can to find these missing children and ensure their safety, media alerts will be issued in some circumstances when it is determined neces…

Updated-Gresham Police asking for publics assistance in locating missing juvenile

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Gresham Police Dept


Elliot has returned home safely. Thank you to everyone for sharing and keeping an eye out. 

Please help us find missing 12-year-old Elliot Niilamptey Bruce. He has dark hair, is approximately 5 feet tall and weighs 110 pounds.
Elliot was last seen on Monday morning, June 22nd, after leaving a sleepover near the 17400 block of NE Halsey St. Elliot was last seen wearing a gray t-shirt and gray shorts.
Anyone who knows of Elliot’s whereabouts is asked to call 911.

Detectives Investigating Human Remains Found in Northeast Salem **Update 2**

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Marion Co. Sheriff's Office


On June 10th, 2020, investigators were called to investigate human remains discovered in the crawl space beneath a duplex in northeast Salem.  Following an autopsy, the death was determined to be a homicide.  Investigators are asking for the community’s help identifying the victim.
The victim is an unknown race male, under 50 years of age, approximately 5’8”, 130 lbs, and appears to have dark colored hair.  The victim has two visible tattoos; “Baby Boy” is tattooed above the right knee and a second small unidentifiable tattoo is on the right side of the rib cage.  When discovered, the victim was wearing a Champion brand t-shirt.
If anyone has information which may help identify the victim they are being asked to contact the Marion County Sheriff’s Office at 503-540-8079.
Detectives from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office are continuing to investigate the human remains discovered beneath a duplex in northeast Salem on June 10th, 2020.  An autopsy was condu…

Structure fire

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Douglas Co. Fire Dist. No.2
On Monday 6/22 at 5:14 pm Douglas County Fire District No. 2 responded to the report of a structure fire in the 10000 block of Garden Valley Rd.  When crews arrived on scene they found fire on the porch extending to an exterior wall of a house.  All six of the home’s occupants were able to reach safety prior to the arrival of fire crews.  The initial crew was able to quickly extinguish the exterior fire.  Additional crew entered the structure to check for extension.  An initial investigation revealed that the cause of the fire was likely accidental.  Douglas County Fire District No. 2 responded with 3 Fire Engines, a Water Tender, an Ambulance and a Command Vehicle.

Suspects in Alabama Mass Shooting Arrested by Marion County Sheriff's Office

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Marion Co. Sheriff's Office

On June 21, 2020 at 12:30 pm deputies from the Marion County Sheriff's Office,  together with members from the Marion County SWAT team, initiated a traffic stop on a Silver/Grey Dodge Charger with Alabama license plate in Stayton. Inside the vehicle they located two men wanted for murder in Alabama. 
On June 19, 2020, arrest warrants had been issued for Frederic Rogers, 22, and John Legg, 19, for the offense of Capitol Murder related to a mass shooting in Valhermoso Springs, near Huntsville, Alabama.
Rogers and Legg were taken into custody, without incident, and lodged at the Marion County Jail. They are currently awaiting extradition back to Alabama.
We would like to thank the local FBI office and Aumsville PD for their assistance with the safe capture of these two fugitives from Alabama.



Roseburg Man Arrested After Firing Shots in Riddle Thursday

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Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office


RIDDLE, Ore.
 - A Roseburg man was taken into custody on Thursday after shooting a firearm and pointing it at another person. 
On Thursday, June 18, 2020, shortly before 2:30 PM, 9-1-1 dispatchers received a report of a shooting in the 300-block of Evergreen Ridge Road. It was learned gunshots had been fired from a vehicle and the suspect had pointed a firearm at another individual. The suspect left in a vehicle after picking up his brother. 
Law enforcement officers from the Sheriff's Office and Myrtle Creek Police Department responded and were able to locate the vehicle, a silver Ford F150, on Main Street in Riddle and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The driver, identified as 35 year-old Roseburg resident Camden B. Ellenwood, failed to stop for pursuing officers. Ellenwood eventually stopped on Interstate 5 near milepost 108 where he was taken into custody. 
Deputies learned Ellenwood had gone to the location to pick up his brother, 40 year-ol…

Man arrested at Troutdale truck stop on charges of kidnapping

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Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office


On Wednesday, June 17, at approximately 11:51 p.m., Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office patrol deputies responded to a report of a kidnapping at a truck stop in the 400 block of NW Frontage Road in Troutdale. The adult victim reported that she was held her against her will and assaulted as they travelled from California to Troutdale. The woman was able to escape and get to safety inside a convenience store.
Deputies found the suspect, identified as Lanny Bieroth, 49, inside the tractor truck and took him into custody. The victim was taken to the hospital for a medical evaluation. MCSO Detectives and a member of the Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team responded to assist in the investigation.
Bieroth was booked into MCDC on charges of Kidnapping in the Second Degree. Additional charges are expected in other jurisdictions. This is an ongoing investigation, and no further information can be released.


Missing child alert -- Missing foster child Nakhai Roberts is believed to be in danger

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Oregon Department of Human Services


(Salem, Ore.) – Nakhai Roberts, age 12, is a foster child who went missing from Corvallis, ORE. on June 7. He is believed to be in danger.
The Oregon Department of Human Services, Child Welfare Program, asks the public to help in the effort to find him and to contact 911 or local law enforcement if they believe they see him. He knows the Eugene and Springfield, Oregon areas and bus stations well.
Name: Nakhai Roberts
Date of birth: March 16, 2008
Height: 5’03
Weight: 123 pounds
Benton County Sheriff’s Office Case #20-2001283
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children #1392955
Anyone who suspects they have information about Nakhai Roberts’ location should call 911 or local law enforcement.
A small number of children in foster care may be in significant danger when they run away or have gone missing. As DHS works to do everything it can to find these missing children and ensure their safety, media alerts will be issued in some circumstances whe…

Fatal Crash on Interstate 5 - Jackson County

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Oregon State Police 

On Thursday June 18, 2020 at approximately 9:40 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Interstate 5 near milepost 24. 
Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2018 Volvo Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) was traveling northbound on Interstate 5 when for unknown reasons the CMV veered onto the shoulder, struck a guardrail, and came to rest in a small creek.
The operator of the CMV sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

The name will be released after next of kin notification has been made. 
The unnamed creek accesses Bear Creek which is a tributary of the Rogue River.  An estimated 50-75 gallons of diesel spilled into the creek system.

Emergency crews are currently recovering the CMV and containing the spill.
Oregon State Police was assisted on scene by ODOT, Phoenix Police Department, Jackson County Sheriff's Office, and Medford Fire and Rescue.  

Multi-Agency Wildland Fire Training on Reservoir Hill -- 6-18-20

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Roseburg Fire Dept.

The City of Roseburg Fire Department, in conjunction with the Douglas Forest Protective Association and Douglas County Fire District #2, will be actively engaging in wildland fire training exercises on Reservoir Hill on June 22, 24, and 26, 2020.  During the training exercises, two specific portions of the hill will be used for training to include live burning that will occur twice per day.  The training locations are designed to stay on City owned property.  Training will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. each day. 
The training objectives will include refresher training on wildland firefighting tactics in conjunction with local fire agencies, continued training on command and control procedures for multi-unit incident response, and eliminating fuels in an effort to minimize the threat of an uncontrolled burn in the area.  This training opportunity provides the ability to not only train together, but also to improve the effectiveness of interoperability between mu…

Burglary Suspects Sought

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Jackson Co. Sheriff's Office


20-11346 BURGLARY/THEFT
On 06/16/20 at approximately 1015 hours Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an interrupted burglary in progress at a hemp storage facility on East Evans Creek Road outside of Rogue River, Oregon.
Employees at the facility found two white male adults dressed in camouflage clothing attempting to steal totes containing processed hemp. The suspects fled on foot into nearby woods. A possible suspect vehicle was left behind at the scene.
One of the suspects has been identified as Padyn Daniel Dineen (DOB: 10/19/89). Dineen currently has an outstanding felony warrant for First Degree Burglary.
Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Detectives are continuing the investigation.
If anyone has information that may assist this investigation, please call the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at 541-774-8333. You may also call Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon dispatch at 541-776-7206 to speak with a deputy.


ATV riders locate a deceased male east of Bend

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Deschutes Co. Sheriff's Office

On 6/14/20 at 12:32 p.m., deputies from the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a deceased male, who had been located by ATV riders.  This location was approximately one mile north of Hwy 20 near milepost 28.   Deputies arrived on scene and began conducting a death investigation.   Detectives and a Deputy Medical Examiner from the Deschutes County Medical Examiner’s Office arrived on scene to assist in the investigation.  The male was later identified as John Eric Sims, age 36, of Portland, Oregon.

The investigation determined Sims had come to visit Central Oregon and his destination was the Pine Mountain Observatory.  Sims drove to an area above the Pine Mountain U.S. Forest Service Campground and parked his 2008 Subaru Forester.  It is believed Sims left his vehicle riding his mountain bike and at some point became separated from his bike.  Sims appeared to have walked for several miles until he collapsed at the location where he was…

Gresham Police Investigate Armed Robbery

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Gresham Police Dept

Gresham, Ore. – On Friday, June 5 at 9:31 p.m., Gresham Police responded to a report of a robbery involving a gun at Kaleafa Cannabis Dispensary, 1450 SE Orient Dr.  An employee was robbed of several jars of marijuana by a male suspect who displayed a small frame semi-automatic pistol.  The unidentified suspect is only described as a white male, medium height with a slim build.  He was wearing all dark clothing and had his face covered with a black face mask. The employee was not physically harmed.
The investigation is ongoing. If you can identify the suspect or know of similar robberies, please contact Detective Tim Snider at Tim.Snider@greshamoregon.gov


UPDATE: BODY LOCATED ON TILLER TRAIL HIGHWAY, DETECTIVES SEEK INFORMATION

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Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office

MILO, Ore. - Detectives have identified and are releasing the name of the deceased individual found alongside Tiller Trail Highway in mid-May.  22-year-old Eduardo Garcia Castellnos, a resident of Mexico, was found deceased in the 15000-block of Tiller Trail Highway on Monday, May 18, 2020. 
The Douglas County Medical Examiner's Office is investigating his death. Detectives say Castellnos' family in Mexico has been notified of his death and are working with officials. 
Detectives believe his body was placed alongside Tiller Trail Highway, but the cause and manner of his death are still under investigation. Anyone who has had contact with Castellnos is asked to contact the Douglas County Sheriff's Office - Detective Division at 541-440-4458 or by email dcso.pio@co.douglas.or.us, referencing case #20-2162. 

Roseburg Man Arrested After Menacing Girlfriend with Firearm

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Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office


ROSEBURG, Ore. - A Roseburg man was arrested Sunday after menacing his girlfriend with a firearm. 
Shortly after 12:00 pm on Sunday, June 14, 2020, 9-1-1 dispatchers received a call from a female stating her boyfriend was brandishing a firearm and threatening to kill her. Deputies were able to get the female to walk out of the house to a safe location where they interviewed her.
Deputies learned 55-year-old Shayne Randall Dudley of Roseburg had gotten into an argument with his girlfriend and later retrieved a firearm, which caused her to fear for her safety. 
Deputies contacted Dudley by telephone. He cooperated with law enforcement and walked down the road to deputies where he was taken into custody and later recovered the firearm mentioned in the incident. 
He was lodged in the Douglas County Jail for Menacing.


Meth Arrest

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Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team 

On Sunday evening, June 14th, 2020, at approximately 11:15 PM, detectives with the Douglas Interagency Narcotics Team (DINT) arrested a 34 year old man from Harbor City, California in relation to a large scale drug investigation.  
DINT has been conducting an ongoing investigation into the activities of Wesley Gutierrez, who does not live in this area, but has been traveling to Roseburg in recent weeks.  Detectives contacted Gutierrez in the 300 block of West Harvard Avenue in Roseburg.  Detectives executed a search warrant that revealed a little more than 8 pounds of methamphetamine.  
Gutierrez was arrested and lodged at the Douglas County Jail.  He is currently charged with Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, and Unlawful Delivery of Methamphetamine.  The investigation is ongoing and more charges are likely.  
8 pounds is an extremely large amount of methamphetamine.  The average user only uses approximately 1 gram.  DINT seized over 3,700 gr…

OREGON STATE POLICE FISH & WILDLIFE TROOPERS SEEK PUBLIC'S ASSISTANCE -- DOUGLAS COUNTY

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Oregon State Police

Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Troopers are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the person in the attached photo.
Troopers believe the person has information regarding fish and wildlife crime(s) in the Canyonville area in March 2020.
If you have any information please contact the Oregon State Police Southern Command Center at 1-800-442-2068 or *OSP and leave information for Trooper Aaron Baimbridge.

Fatal Crash on Hwy 20E - Deschutes County

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Oregon State Police 

On Saturday, June 14, 2020 at approximately 2:42 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 20E at the intersection of Powell Butte Hwy. 
Preliminary investigation revealed a white Jeep Grand Cherokee,  operated by Richie Masters (34) of Bend, was  eastbound on Hwy 20E waiting to turn northbound onto Powell Butte Hwy.  A Ford Econoline van, operated by Edward Robinson (59) of Bend, was eastbound on Hwy 20E also intending to turn northbound onto Powell Butte Hwy and hit the Jeep Cherokee from behind.
Robinson sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.
Passengers in the Ford, Markus Mastrud (62) of Bend and Owen Leinweber (54) of Bend, were transported to the hospital with serious injuries - Amy Bell (40) of Bend was not injured. 
Masters and his two passengers Pamela Radabaugh (31) of Bend and a male juvenile were not transported by emergency personnel.
Alcohol is believed to be a contributing facto…

Fatal Crash Hwy 101 - Douglas County

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Oregon State Police 
On Saturday, June 13, 2020 at approximately 7:24 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded a two vehicle collision on Hwy 101 near milepost 208.
Preliminary Investigation indicated that a Volkswagen Rabbit, operated by Stevie Shuey (29) of Pleasanton, CA.  was northbound and crossed into the southbound lane and collided with a Hyundai Genesis operated by Michael Lindsay (69) of North Bend.
Shuey was transported by Life Flight to the hospital.
Lindsay sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.
The passenger in the Hyundai, Erica Billingslea (33) of Coos Bay, was transported to the hospital with injuries. 
Troopers are investigating DUII by Shuey and are asking anyone who might have witnessed any poor driving to call Oregon State Police Southern Command Center at 1-800-442-2068 and leave information for Trooper Dunlap.
OSP was assisted by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Reedsport Police Department, Gardiner Fire Departme…

Eugene Springfield Fire Saves Cats From House Fire

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Eugene Springfield Fire

Eugene Springfield Fire responded to an early morning house fire on the 1800 block of Todd Street in Eugene.  Crews arrived to find heavy fire in the front of the home with the occupants safely outside reporting five missing cats.  Search crews found the five cats alive, one needing some help and crews administered oxygen to revive the cat.  There were no injuries to citizens or firefighters and the house suffered moderate fire and extensive smoke damage.

Detectives Investigating Human Remains Found in Northeast Salem **Update**

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Marion Co. Sheriff's Office


Detectives from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office are continuing to investigate the human remains discovered beneath a duplex in northeast Salem on June 10th, 2020.  An autopsy was conducted on Friday afternoon at the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office where the manner of death was determined to be homicide.  Investigators are still working to identify the victim who is believed to have been deceased for multiple weeks.  Investigators are asking community members who may have information about the identity of the victim or the investigation to contact the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.
On June 10th, 2020, deputies received a call from a family residing in the 3600 block of 47th Avenue NE reporting a foul odor coming from beneath the duplex they live in. When deputies assigned to the East Salem Service District went to investigate they discovered human remains underneath the duplex. The remains appear to be that of an unknown age male.
Detectives fr…

Fatal Crash on Hwy 97 - Deschutes County

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Oregon State Police 

On Friday, June 12, 2020 at approximately 3:30 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a three vehicle collision on Hwy 97 near milepost 118.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a Chevrolet Malibu, operated by Ann Marie Brock (59) of Redmond, was northbound on Hwy 97 preparing to turn left into a driveway.  The Malibu was struck from behind by a Nissan Rogue operated by James Rooks (73) of Crooked River Ranch.  The impact pushed the Malibu into the southbound lane and into the path of Toyota Highlander operated by Stephanie Bates (31) of Forest Grove.
Brock sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.
James Rooks and his passenger in the Nissan Rogue, Jacquelyn Rooks (76), were transported to Redmond St. Charles Medical Center with serious injuries.
Stephanie Bates and her passengers in the Toyota Highlander, David Bates (38) and a juvenile female, were transported to the Redmond St. Charles Medical with injuries. 
OSP was as…

Man Stabbed in Green Friday Night Following Disturbance

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Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office

ROSEBURG, Ore.
 - A Winston man who was stabbed during a disturbance on Friday evening in the Green District is in stable condition.

911 dispatchers received a report of a stabbing at a business located in the 4600-block of Carnes Road in Green around 7:20 pm. When law enforcement arrived on scene, they found 40-year-old Joseph Sanchez of Winston suffering from a stab wound to the lower abdomen. He was transported from the scene by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center where he was later transferred to an undisclosed hospital. He is currently in stable condition.

Deputies learned the man was stabbed by 57 year-old Harry Thomas of Roseburg following a disturbance that turned physical centering around COVID-19 and politics. Thomas is cooperating with law enforcement.

No arrests have been made at this time. Detectives are still conducting an investigation and are seeking witnesses. Anyone with information or who recorded the event is asked to contact the Douglas C…

LaPine man Cited for Interfering with Fire Department

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Deschutes Co. Sheriff's Office

On June 13, 2020 at approximately 1:09 a.m., Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a structural fire at High Lakes Towing and Recovery located at 15770 Burgess Rd in La Pine. Upon arrival, Deputies discovered the west half of the shop at High Lakes Towing was fully engulfed with flames extending through the roof. Several vehicles near the shop along with a 5th Wheel RV were also engulfed in flames. Nearby residents were quickly evacuated for their safety.

Eddie Newingham who is an employee of High Lakes Towing, was refusing to leave the burning structure due to his concerns over a missing cat. Firefighting efforts to save the burning building were temporarily halted due to Newingham repeatedly exiting and re-entered the building while looking for his cat.  Newingham exhibited an aggressive and confrontational demeanor towards law enforcement during their attempts to gain his cooperation. 
Newingham was ordered to leave the burning buil…

Suspected Drunk Driver Eludes Deputies, Harms Self Following Crash

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Washington Co. Sheriff's Office


On Thursday, June 11, 2020, at 8:54 p.m., a Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to reports of a suspected drunk driver near SW 184th Avenue and SW Blanton Street in the community of Aloha. After observing the driver swerving through the streets, nearly hitting a few parked cars along the side of the road, the deputy attempted to stop the car. The driver of a silver Toyota Corolla initially pulled over, but then decided to take off before contacting the deputy.
During a short pursuit, the driver was observed speeding down SW Farmington Road, failing to slow down or stop for stop signs and red lights. At one point, the driver crashed the car into a ditch while attempting to turn onto SW Rosa Road, but then backed up and continued to drive away.
For safety reasons, the pursuit was terminated, but a short time later, deputies observed the suspect’s car crashed into a parked car near SW Rosa Road and SW 195th Avenue.
Upon arriving at the s…

DETECTIVES INVESTIGATING HUMAN REMAINS FOUND IN NORTHEAST SALEM

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Marion Co. Sheriff's Office

On June 10th, 2020, deputies received a call from a family residing in the 3600 block of 47th Avenue NE reporting a foul odor coming from beneath the duplex they live in. When deputies assigned to the East Salem Service District went to investigate they discovered human remains underneath the duplex. The remains appear to be that of an unknown age male.
Detectives from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office were called to the scene and have taken over the investigation. 
Investigators are working to identify the deceased. At this time the cause and manner of death have not yet been determined, an autopsy is scheduled for Friday, June 12th.
Investigators are asking anyone who may have information about this case contact the Sheriff’s Office. Community members can submit anonymous tips: Online at https://www.co.marion.or.us/SO/Pages/tip411.aspxText TIPMCSO and your tip to 847411Call our Tip line at 503-540-8079

2016 CASE OF SKELETAL HUMAN REMAINS IDENTIFIED

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Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office


GARDINER, Ore. - Skeletal human remains found in October 2016 near Gardiner have been positively identified through DNA science.
On Saturday, October 1, 2016, at 6:20 pm, while fishing, a subject's boat broke down on the Umpqua River in the area of the former International Paper Mill. The fisherman was able to get his boat to shore. While gathering wood for a fire, the fisherman found what he believed to be human bones along the riverbank.
In November 2016, the Sheriff's Office released the preliminary findings of an examination of the remains by Oregon State Medical Examiner Forensic Anthropologist, Dr. Nici Vance. Dr. Vance determined the remains to be that of a Caucasian female, likely between the ages of 30 to 55 at the time of her death.

Due to the advanced state of decomposition of the partial remains, physical characteristics such as height, weight, hair color and eye color and ethnicity were unknown at the time. It was determined that th…

Police Need Help Locating Man Who Attempted To Shoot Friend Of Girlfriend and Goes On Rampage of Threats and Violence

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Junction City Police


On Tuesday June 9th, 2020 at approximately 12:46 am, the Junction City Police Department received a report of a shooting at a Junction City Residence.  The caller reported that someone had fired a bullet into the front of their house.  The complainant stated that minutes after she got out of her shower a bullet ripped through one wall, partially penetrated another wall, and the remaining bullet fragments ricocheted around the edge of the tub coming to rest near the drain.  Responding officers canvassed the area but were unsuccessful in locating the responsible party.
At about 11:01 PM Tuesday night the Junction City Police Department was notified that a suicidal male subject had just fired multiple rounds into a residence in Harrisburg and was possibly returning to a different residence in Junction City to harm his girlfriend.  Subsequent investigation revealed that Victor Burgoyne, age 44, had just fired multiple gunshots into the home of his girlfriend’s parent’s…

A Message from Broadcastify

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Our data center provider where a lot of our master and relay servers are hosted is experiencing connectivity problems - which is causing close to a systemwide outage on Broadcastify right now.

I'm going to see how long it takes for recovery before putting plans in action to fail over to other provides. Stay tuned for updates here.

Thanks for your patience and sorry for the problems.

UPDATE 6:16 PM CT: We are in the dark right now with IBM (Softlayer) - their status pages are also down. We are beginning to unpack our contingency guidebook to fail over the complete audio system to another provider.  We'll wait for now to determine if we get a status before embarking upon that journey.

UPDATE 6:06 PM CT: This is a major outage at the data center affecting multiple customers. We have trouble tickets opened with Softlayer and are awaiting a response. Currently all feeds are down since all connectivity to the Dallas softlayer data center has been lost. Still no ETA.

UPDATE 5:40 PM CT: I …

UPDATE: MAJOR CRIMES TEAM ACTIVATED

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Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office

SUTHERLIN, Ore. - Investigators have released additional details in the shooting which took place on Saturday at the Sutherlin Relax Inn Detectives say that 39 year-old Roseburg resident Nicholas Jermaine Holloway went to the Relax Inn and confronted his estranged wife, 34 year-old Carolina Montano Barragan, also of Roseburg. 
Holloway opened fire on Barragan with a handgun, striking her multiple times. Holloway then turned the gun on himself in the parking lot of the motel. 
Upon the arrival of emergency responders, Barragan was alive and transported to an undisclosed hospital for medical treatment. She is currently in stable condition and is expected to survive. Holloway was declared deceased at the scene. 
The investigation is being lead by the Sutherlin Police Department who is being assisted by the Douglas County Major Crimes Team. The completed investigation will be forwarded to the Douglas County District Attorney's Office for review. 
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