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Fri. 04/28/17
***Update #4*** Commercial Driver Witness Sought By Police ...OSP Investigating Fatal Motor vehicle collision in Polk County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/28/17 8:42 PM
Investigators from the Oregon State Police are continuing the investigation of an April 14, 2017, hit and run crash involving a fatality. Detectives are seeking the driver of a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) operating in the area of Hwy 22 near Hwy 99W on April 14, 2017, between the hours of 12:30am and 2:30am. Detectives believe the driver may have information relating to the crash involving a Toyota Prius and a motorcycle and believe the Prius may have been attempting to pass the CMV when the collision occurred. It is possible the driver of the CMV was unaware of the crash but may have pulled over shortly thereafter for an unknown reason. OSP is asking CMV operators who may have information about or who may have been driving in the area during the listed time frame to contact OSP Dispatch at 503-375-3555.

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Brenden James Duck was located and arrested on April 16, 2017 and lodged in the Polk County Jail. DUCK has been charged with Criminally Negligent Homicide, Felony Hit & Run, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Criminal Mischief 1st Degree and PCS Meth. Jessica Jaeger and Michala Ann Brown were located and questioned. Investigators are still trying to locate Makayla Aldeguer as a person of interest.

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On the evening of April 15th, BROWN was located and is cooperating with the investigation. She was subsequently taken into custody for a probation violation.

OSP is still seeking to speak with three other persons of interest. Those persons are:
Brenden James DUCK, age 19, of McMinnville
Makayla C ALDEGUER, age 23, of McMinnville
Jessica M JAEGER, age 19, of Sheridan

OSP is asking if anyone knows the location of the above persons or has information about the incident to call 800-452-7888.

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The victim has been identified as 43 year old James Rudolph Osredkar from Sheridan. OSP is requesting assistance in locating a person of interest who has been identified as 22 year old Michala Ann Brown. Her last known address was in McMinnville. She has relatives in Dayton and McMinnville.

On April 14, 2017 at approximately 6:30am, OSP was notified and responded to a fatal motorcycle crash on Hwy 22 near milepost 14. Shortly after arriving on scene of the motorcycle crash, OSP was notified of a vehicle fire on Ford Street in Rickreall.

OSP determined that the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Lincoln County several days earlier. Evidence at the scene of the motorcycle crash links the stolen vehicle to the fatality crash. OSP is withholding the involved individual's identification until the family has been notified.

OSP is seeking any witnesses that might have been in the area or have any information regarding this incident and are asked to call OSP Dispatch at 800-452-7888. The pictured black Toyota Prius is not the actual vehicle involved, but is for comparison uses only.

Attached Media Files: 2017-04/1002/103512/320x240.jpg , 2017-04/1002/103512/2017041495090805(1).jpg , 2017-04/1002/103512/2017041495083025.jpg , 2017-04/1002/103512/20170414_083109.jpg , 2017-04/1002/103512/DUCK.jpg , 2017-04/1002/103512/jaeger.jpg , 2017-04/1002/103512/ALDEGUER.jpg
Toastmasters Club debates college students at Oregon State Penitentiary (Photo)
Oregon Dept. of Corrections - 04/28/17 2:47 PM
Capital Toastmasters
Capital Toastmasters
The Oregon State Penitentiary (OSP) Toastmasters Club hosted a debate with Linfield and Lewis & Clark Colleges on Friday April 7, 2017. The topic was privatized prisons versus Government-run prisons. Each college provided one team (two people and a judge), and the OSP club provided two teams made up of adults in custody and local community members. Each team was made aware of the topic 15 minutes prior to the debate. It was a spirited and entertaining discussion and, in the end, one of the OSP teams arguing in favor of the state prison system pulled off a close win.

The Capital Toastmasters Club provides a mutually supportive and positive learning environment where every individual member has the opportunity to develop oral communication and leadership skills, which in turn fosters self-confidence and personal growth. Members consist of men at OSP as well as people from the community. Toastmasters is about people helping people learn, regardless of where they live. The club offers multiple learning opportunities in preparation for re-entry to society, while building personal confidence and breaking patterns of negative behavior.

Debating utilizes a combination of communication, listening, and thinking skills. Each summer, Professor Dr. Jackson Miller from Linfield College teaches a Parliamentary debate class to Capital Toastmasters. Graduates of the class compete in debates against college students throughout the year, including a large debate tournament with 16 college teams from around the world.

To learn more about the Capital Toastmasters Club, or to schedule a visit, please call (503) 378-2289 or email courtney.d.mcfadden@doc.state.or.us.

OSP is a multi-custody prison located in Salem that houses over 2,000 male inmates. OSP is surrounded by a 25-foot-high wall with 10 towers. The facility has multiple special housing units including death row, disciplinary segregation, behavioral health, intermediate care housing, and an infirmary (with hospice) with 24-hour nursing care. OSP participates in prison industries with Oregon Corrections Enterprises including the furniture factory, laundry, metal shop, and contact center. It provides a range of correctional programs and services including education, work-based education, inmate work crews, and pre-release services. OSP was established in 1866 and, until 1959, was Oregon's only prison.


Attached Media Files: Capital Toastmasters , OSP's winning team
Oregon Health Policy Board to meet May 2 in Portland at OHSU
Oregon Health Authority - 04/28/17 1:44 PM
April 28, 2017

Contact: Jeff Scroggin, 541-999-6983 (meeting information or accommodations);
Courtney Crowell 971-712-6503 (media inquiries)

Oregon Health Policy Board to meet May 2 in Portland at OHSU

Includes legislative and federal updates as well as discussion and possible action regarding hospital community benefits and OHPB committees

The Oregon Health Policy Board will hold its monthly meeting May 2, 2017 in Portland. The meeting will be held at the OHSU Center for Health and Healing.

When: Tuesday, May 2, 8:30 a.m. -- 12:00 p.m.

Where: OHSU Center for Health & Healing, 3303 SW Bond Ave., third floor, room 4. The meeting will also be available via live web stream. A link to the live stream and a recording of the meeting will be posted on the board's meeting page at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPB/Pages/2017-OHPB-Meetings.aspx. Members of the public can also call in to listen by dialing 1-888-808-6929, participant code 915042#.

OHA Director's Report
OHPB Committee Updates
2017 Legislative Session Update
Federal Health Policy Update
OHPB Committees: Charters & Membership Discussion & Possible Action
Public Testimony
Community Benefit Presentation & Panel

For more information on the meeting, visit the board's meeting page at http://www.oregon.gov/oha/OHPB/Pages/2017-OHPB-Meetings.aspx .
The meeting site is accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals requiring accommodation may request alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility, or other reasonable accommodations by calling the Oregon Health Authority at 1-800-282-8096 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

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Oregon Housing Stability Council - Monthly Meeting
Oregon Housing and Community Services - 04/28/17 1:09 PM
Oregon Housing and Community Services
725 Summer St NE, Conference room 124 A/B
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Number: 1-877-273-4202, Participant Code: 4978330

9:00 Meeting Called to Order
9:05 Public Comment
9:15 Introduction of New Council member - Dr. Gerardo Sandoval
9:30 Draft Meeting Minutes - April 7, 2017
9:40 Single Family Residential Loan Consent Calendar
9:50 Multifamily Funding Decisions
10:10 LIFT Additional Project Funding Recommendation
10:30 Break
10:40 Statewide Housing Plan Update
11:10 Homeless and Runaway Youth
11:40 Veteran NOFA Policy Memo
12:10 Report of the Director
12:20 Report of the Chair
Meeting Adjourned
Turn in Your Unused & Unwanted Prescription Drugs Tomorrow - DEA Take Back Event
DEA Seattle - 04/28/17 12:38 PM
Tomorrow, April 29th, 2017, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., the public can dispose of unwanted and unused prescription medications. There are 180 collection sites in the Pacific Northwest, operated by 153 local law enforcement agencies and other community partners. The service is free of charge, no questions asked.

The public can find a nearby collection site by visiting www.dea.gov, clicking "Got Drugs?" icon, and following the links to a database where they can enter their zip code. Or they can call 1-800-882-9539. This is an updated phone number provided by DEA-Headquarters.

Only pills and other solids, like patches, can be brought to a collection site - liquids, needles or other sharps will not be accepted. Unwanted medicine emptied at a collection site does not need to be in the original bottle. Medicines emptied are not sifted through and the boxes are sealed and then burned at an EPA-approved incinerator.
Josephine County Man arrested on sex crimes - Jackson County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/28/17 10:15 AM
In 2014, an investigation was conducted in regards to sexual contact between a 13 year old female and a 20 year old male. The male suspect, 23 year old Wesley Allen HEALER moved out of the area at the time of the disclosure by the juvenile female.

In 2016, HEALER moved back to the Josephine County area and was interviewed by detectives. The case was presented to a Josephine County Grand Jury on April 18th, 2017 and HEALER was indicted for Sex Abuse I, Rape II and Sodomy I. A felony warrant was issued for his arrest.

On April 27th, 2017, OSP detectives contacted Wesley HEALER in Jackson County and arrested for the felony warrant. He was lodged at the Jackson County Jail without incident.

Attached Media Files: 2017-04/1002/103936/Healer.jpg
*** Update Subject in Custody ***Oregon State Police Detectives seeking information in shooting - Cave Junction (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/28/17 9:52 AM
On April 26th, 2017, 26 year old Jacob MORGAN was located and arrested in Los Angeles, California by the Pacific Southwest Violent Offender Task Force.

Anyone with information in regards to this investigation is encouraged to contact Detective Ryan Neuenschwander, Oregon State Police Criminal Investigation Division, 541-618-7988.

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Just after 2:00 am, on April 9, 2017, Oregon State Police Troopers assigned to the Grants Pass Patrol Worksite, responded to a reported shooting occurring in front of Art's Red Garter Steakhouse in Cave Junction. Upon arrival, one male was discovered with a gunshot wound to the chest. The male was identified as 32 year old Cave Junction resident, Andre Dwayne Wright. Wright was transported to the Rogue Regional Emergency Room for critical injuries.

OSP detectives assigned to the Major Crimes Section in Central Point responded and are investigating the incident. There have been no arrests made in connection with this shooting. Anyone with information regarding this event is encouraged to contact the Oregon State Police Southern Dispatch Center at (541) 664-4600.

Attached Media Files: 2017-04/1002/103352/Morgan.jpg
Thu. 04/27/17
Public Lectures about Historic Conservation Photos Tour Oregon
Oregon Historical Society - 04/27/17 3:36 PM
Press images available online at http://bit.ly/2p8eMIG

Portland, OR -- Photos and manuscripts by noted conservationist William L. Finley, his wife Irene, and Herman T. Bohlman helped in establishing wildlife refuges in Oregon. Now those photographs, manuscripts, and other documents are becoming available online and will be shown at lectures around Oregon in late April through early June.

William L. Finley's interest in wildlife conservation began when he and his boyhood friend, Herman T. Bohlman, began photographing birds around Oregon at the turn of the twentieth century.

The Oregon Historical Society Research Library and Oregon State University Libraries' Special Collections and Archives Research Center are collaborating to make more than 40 years of photographs, manuscripts, publications, correspondence, and other materials created by William Finley, Irene Finley, and Herman Bohlman available online. The project, "Reuniting Finley and Bohlman," is funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Oregon State Library.

The project began in July 2016 and will be completed by June 30, 2017. This digitization effort allows the collection, which is physically divided between the Oregon Historical Society in Portland and Oregon State University in Corvallis, to be united in its entirety for researchers and conservationists to access in a single digital space. Many of the photographs and documents are already available on Oregon State University's digital collection website at http://oregondigital.org/sets/finley-bohlman. The collection will also be made available on the brand new OHS Digital Collections website, which is set to launch on May 22, 2017.

The entire digital collection will include approximately 6,500 photographs and 8,600 pages of manuscript material. The photographs include Finley and Bohlman's trips to Malheur Lake, the Klamath Lakes, and Three Arch Rocks on the Oregon coast -- and, these photographs played a key role in President Theodore Roosevelt's decision to create wildlife refuges at those locations. A fourth wildlife refuge near Corvallis was named in honor of William Finley. More information about Finley can be found on The Oregon Encyclopedia at https://oregonencyclopedia.org/articles/finley_william_l_1876_1953_/#.WQI3m_krKUk.

The public lecture and slide presentation series, "On the Road with Finley and Bohlman," started in Burns, Oregon on April 25 and will also be offered at these locations:

April 27: Oregon Institute of Technology, College Union Auditorium, Klamath Falls, 7pm -- 8pm
May 13: Oregon State University, Valley Library's Willamette Room, Corvallis, 6pm -- 7:30pm
May 14: Netarts Community Club, Oceanside, 2pm -- 3:30pm
June 7: Oregon Historical Society, Portland, 6:30pm -- 7:30pm

More information about the series, including details on related nature walks, is available at http://www.ohs.org/finley.


About the Oregon Historical Society

For more than a century, the Oregon Historical Society has served as the state's collective memory, preserving a vast collection of artifacts, photographs, maps, manuscript materials, books, films, and oral histories. Our research library, museum, digital platforms & website (www.ohs.org), educational programming, and historical journal make Oregon's history open and accessible to all. We exist because history is powerful, and because a history as deep and rich as Oregon's cannot be contained within a single story or point of view.
Traffic Crash Takes the Life of a Washington Man on Interstate 84 at MP 277 - Union County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/27/17 12:05 PM
On April 26, 2017, at about 2:59 p.m., Oregon State Police responded to a single vehicle crash on Interstate 84 near milepost 277, fourteen miles east of La Grande in Union County.

Preliminary information indicates that a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup, operated by Richard Arnold COCHRANE, age 77, and passenger, Joanne Kay COCHRANE, age 73, both from Spokane Valley, Washington, was traveling westbound on I-84 near milepost 277 when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crashed through a guardrail into the median and overturned. Richard COCHRANE suffered fatal injuries while Joanne COCHRANE suffered serious injuries and was transported to the Grande Ronde Hospital for treatment.

One lane of the eastbound and westbound lanes were closed for approximately three hours following the crash, until both lanes were reopened.

OSP was assisted by La Grande Fire Department, North Powder Fire Department and Oregon Department of Transportation. More information will be released when it becomes available.

Attached Media Files: Photo2 , Photo1
Traffic Stop leads to seizure of drugs and money and gun - Jackson County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/27/17 10:52 AM
On April 26, 2017, at approximately 5:20pm an Oregon State Police Trooper, out of the Central Point Area Command office, stopped a 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe on Interstate 5 near mile post 27, which is near the Medford area in Jackson County for a traffic violation. The vehicle was northbound.

The trooper observed indications of criminal activity and obtained consent to search the Chevrolet. The consent search of the vehicle revealed approximately 22 pounds of marijuana, 6.8 pounds of cocaine and over $6700.00 in cash. The narcotics were found in the luggage area of the vehicle.

The operator of the vehicle, 38 year old Carlos Zavala FLORES of Juneau, Alaska and the passenger, 27 year old Jorge Armando LOPEZ-VILLAREAL of California were arrested and lodged in the Jackson County Jail on the following charges:

Possession of a Controlled Substance-Cocaine, Delivery of a Controlled Substance-Cocaine, Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance-Cocaine and Import/Export of Marijuana.

Attached Media Files: Narcotics , Lopez , Flores
Oregon Disabilities Commission to meet Thursday, May 11 in Salem
Oregon Department of Human Services - 04/27/17 10:00 AM
The Oregon Disabilities Commission meets Thursday, May 11, 2017, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Human Services Building, Room 473, 500 Summer St. NE, Salem, Oregon. The meeting is open to the public.

Agenda items include: Guest speaker Ashley Carson Cottingham -- Director of Aging & People with Disabilities, public comment, legislative updates, ADA celebration planning, discussion on the AOCIL/ODOT settlement, a viewing of HASL's curb ramp video, and next meeting agenda items.

For those who can't attend in person there is a toll-free phone number: 1-888-808-6929; Participant Code: 4517555.

The meeting location is accessible to people with disabilities. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact Jeffrey Puterbaugh at 503-947-1189 or Jeffrey.L.Puterbaugh@state.or.us. Requests should be made at least 48 hours before the meeting.
For questions about this meeting, please contact: Jeffrey Puterbaugh, 503-947-1189, Jeffrey.L.Puterbaugh@state.or.us.

About the Oregon Disabilities Commission:
The Oregon Disabilities Commission is charged by state statute to advise the Department of Human Services, the Governor, the Legislative Assembly and appropriate state agency administrators on issues related to achieving the full economic, social, legal and political equity of individuals with disabilities. ODC also acts as a coordinating link between and among public and private organizations services individuals with disabilities.
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Marine Law Enforcement Academy Training May 1-6
Oregon Marine Board - 04/27/17 9:36 AM
The Oregon State Marine Board will be conducting marine law enforcement training on Henry Hagg Lake in Washington County, from May 1 through May 6. This training is specifically designed for new or seasonal marine law enforcement who are new to boating laws, boat handling and water safety fundamentals.

This in-depth training encompasses hands-on learning in a pool environment that includes cold water immersion with full utility gear and water rescue techniques. The training also covers accident and theft investigations, boating under the influence of intoxicant detection and apprehension, basic boat handling, trailering, and scenario-based exercises on Hagg Lake.

In addition to hands-on training, the academy now includes an interactive online classroom component, which is a new resource being implemented by the Marine Board, before officers attend in person. The online training replaces classroom presentations, leading to better learning outcomes while saving money and providing flexibility in delivery for new hires and refreshing knowledge of existing marine officers.

This academy is being hosted by the Washington County Sheriff's Office, with highly skilled deputies from around the state taking an active role with instruction. Pool sessions will be conducted at the Forest Grove City Aquatic Center.

For more information about the Marine Board's partnership with marine law enforcement, visit www.boatoregon.com.
Wed. 04/26/17
Report of Armed Male in Redmond
Deschutes Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/26/17 6:40 PM
Released by: Lt. Ty Rupert

Occurred: April 26, 2017 at 0641 hours

Location: NW Helmholtz Way/NW Quince Ln. Redmond, Oregon

Contacted: Brian Daniel Spohn, 37, Redmond, Oregon.

NARRATIVE: On April 26, 2017 at approximately 0641 hours deputies from the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a report of an armed male walking on NW Helmholtz Way near NW Quince Ln in Redmond. The male (Brian Spohn) was described as wearing a dress coat holding a semi-automatic assault type weapon.

Callers described the male as acting strange, strolling and looking around in such a manner it caused concern for several residents and motorists in the area.
Another passerby described the male as wearing business attire and sitting in the mud on the shoulder of the roadway with the weapon.

Deputies arrived in the area within minutes of the call and set up a perimeter of the area to contain the male. Traffic was stopped in both directions on NW Helmholtz for a short period of time while deputies made contact with Spohn. Spohn was detained without incident.

It was determined Spohn had been walking for several hours throughout the night and was transported by deputies to St. Charles Medical Center in Redmond for evaluation.
The weapon in Spohn's possession was determined to be an Airsoft Type gun resembling a semi-automatic assault type rifle.

This case will be forwarded to the Deschutes County District Attorney's Office for charging consideration.
Suspect Tries to Elude Sheriff's Deputies by Diving into Canal
Deschutes Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/26/17 5:27 PM
Released by: Lt. Ty Rupert

Occurred: April 25, 2017 at 1714 hours

Location: 20130 Reed Ln. Bend, Oregon

Arrested: Robert Freeman James Robirts, 26, Bend, Oregon.

Charges: Failure to Appear Felony Warrant/ Original Charge of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Resisting Arrest, Harassment, Strangulation, added charges to include Escape III, Criminal Trespass II.

NARRATIVE: On April 25, 2017 at approximately 1714 hours deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office attempted to serve an arrest warrant on Robirts at his residence located at 20130 Reed Ln in Bend.

Upon arrival responding deputies could see Robirts standing in the back yard of his residence. Deputies attempted to contact Robirts when he began running northbound from his residence towards a nearby irrigation canal. Deputies engaged Robirts in a short foot pursuit when Robirts dove into the canal in an attempt to escape capture.

Deputies followed Robirts downstream along the bank of the canal for approximately 5 minutes until Robirts eventually swam to the north side of the canal near SW Garfield Ave where he was taken into custody without incident by an awaiting Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Sergeant and Bend Police Officer and his K9.

Robirts was extremely cold due to the frigid waters and was evaluated by Bend Fire Medics at the scene. Robirts was transported to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend by deputies for further evaluation. Robirts was then lodged at the Deschutes County Adult Jail on the above listed charges.

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office would like to thank the citizens who assisted the deputies during this incident.
Effective July 1: Bigger buffers around cold water streams supporting salmon, steelhead or bull trout
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 04/26/17 5:15 PM
News Release

Date: April 26, 2017

Contact: Nick Hennemann, Public Affairs Specialist, 503-945-7248

Effective July 1: Bigger buffers around cold water streams supporting salmon, steelhead or bull trout

SALEM, Ore.--Today the Oregon Board of Forestry unanimously adopted new rules to protect cold water streams that support salmon, steelhead or bull trout. The rules apply to forest management around small and medium streams in western Oregon north of the Siskiyous. The effective date is July 1, 2017.

"This was a difficult journey. But, in true Oregon fashion, people of diverse interests and backgrounds worked together and crafted a thoughtful solution. I'm proud of everyone who joined the conversation. We found a way to protect cold water and allow private landowners to responsibly manage their property," said Board Chair Tom Imeson.

The rules will help reduce or eliminate gaps in the tree canopy along streams. The rules will do this by requiring landowners harvesting trees to leave wider streamside buffers on small and medium streams, keep more trees in the buffers after harvest, and better distribute the remaining buffer trees for wildlife shade and habitat.

State Forester Peter Daugherty said, "The practical result of these rules is not just keeping water cold, the wider stream buffers will also provide other streamside benefits, such as improved habitat. The rule changes build on what Oregon's forests are already doing well, providing the state's cleanest water."

In 2015, the board decided to update and refine rules for harvesting timber to meet the cold water standards set by the state for salmon, steelhead, or bull trout streams. To ensure broad public representation the board convened an advisory committee of members from the conservation, forestry, fishing, and landowner communities to recommend technical changes to the draft rules to meet the board's policy intent. Forestry held nine public meetings throughout western Oregon to bring the public into the conversation.

Video File: State Forester Peter Daugherty talks about the new riparian rules - https://youtu.be/IQt6FGWTdW8

Video File: Board of Forestry Chair Tim Imeson talks about the new riparian rules - Tom - https://youtu.be/vw62tqR0g2c


Oregon Department of Forestry was founded in 1911. Today, it serves Oregonians by protecting, managing, and promoting stewardship of Oregon's forests to enhance environmental, economic and community sustainability. ODF directly manages 800,000 acres of state-owned forestland, including the Clatsop, Santiam and Tillamook forests in northwest Oregon and the Gilchrist and Sun Pass State forests east of the Cascades. The Department of Forestry's top priority is to provide fire protection on 16.2 million acres of private and public land. The 13th State Forester is Peter Daugherty, selected by the Board of Forestry in 2016.
*** Update-Name Released *** Single vehicle fatal crash -- Columbia County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/26/17 4:03 PM
The operator of the 2007 Honda was 23 year old Lenore Consuela RIBERA from Warren, OR. No further information is available at this time.

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On April 26, 2017, shortly after 7am, Oregon State Police responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 30 near mile post 59, which is about 1 mile east of Clatskanie in Columbia County.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a small sedan was west bound on Hwy 30 when for an unknown reason left the roadway, striking several trees before coming to rest. The driver and only occupant was pronounced deceased after medical personnel arrived on scene.

OSP was assisted by Clatskanie Rural Fire Protection District, Clatskanie County Sheriff's office and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

Attached Media Files: 2017-04/1002/103864/crash.jpg
Tue. 04/25/17
*** Update *** Photo Added Lebanon Man Sentenced after taking already dead Trophy Bull Elk - Linn County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/25/17 11:32 AM
On April 24, 2017, 53 year old Jeffrey Allan McCRAVEN of Lebanon, was found guilty in a Linn County Court of one count of Taking, Angling, Hunting, or Trapping in Violation of Wildlife Law or Rule, a Class A Violation.

Subject to the guilty verdict, McCRAVEN was required to:

-Forfeiture of the elk meat and antlers; Ordered by the court to be released to the victim.
-Forfeiture of Bow and Arrow seized during investigation.
-Pay $15,000 in restitution to ODFW.
-Pay $435 for the violation of Take/Possession of Bull Elk.
-Pay $279.23 for meat processing.
-Pay $500 to the OHA TIP fund.
-Hunting privileges suspended for a period of 3 years.

The charges stemmed from an investigation by the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division Mid-Valley Team, which concluded McCRAVEN engaged in the unlawful take of a trophy 6x6 bull elk in East Linn County on September 11th, 2016.

The investigation revealed that the bull elk was legally shot and mortally wounded by the victim who is an acquaintance of McCRAVEN. A search party, which included McCRAVEN, could not locate the bull that day. The following morning, McCRAVEN located the expired elk and he shoved and shot arrows into the bull to make it appear as if he had lawfully harvested the bull. McCRAVEN then validated his archery elk tag, and then tried to convince others that he killed it.

A violation of any provision of the wildlife laws (such as the unlawful take of deer), or any rule adopted pursuant to the wildlife laws, is a Class A misdemeanor if the offense is committed with a culpable mental state in Oregon. If convicted, a person can be charged with the maximum penalty of $6250, have their hunting privileges suspended and forfeit weapons or other items used in the commission of the crime(s).

The Oregon Hunters Association offers rewards to persons, through their T.I.P. fund, for information leading to the issuance of a citation to a person(s), or an arrest made of a person(s) for illegal possession, killing, or taking of bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose, elk, deer, antelope, bear, cougar, wolf, fur-bearers and/or upland game birds and water fowl. T.I.P. rewards can also be paid for the illegal taking, netting, snagging, and/or dynamiting of game fish, and/or shell fish, and for the destruction of habitat.

In addition rewards may be paid for information leading to the issuance of a citation to a person(s), or an arrest made of a person(s) who have illegally obtained Oregon hunting/angling license or tags. People who "work" the system and falsely apply for resident license or tags are not legally hunting or angling and are considered poachers.

Bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose $1,000
Elk, deer, antelope $500
Bear, cougar, wolf $300
Habitat destruction $300
Illegally obtaining Oregon hunting or angling license or tags $200
Game fish, shell fish $100
Upland birds, waterfowl $100
Fur-bearers $100

Attached Media Files: 2017-04/1002/103832/Elk.jpg , 2017-04/1002/103832/McCraven.JPG
Fish and Wildlife Trooper Seeks Public's Help In Illegal Killing of Beef Calves - Coos County (Photo)
Oregon State Police - 04/25/17 10:09 AM
On April 13, 2017, the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division investigated the illegal shooting of two yearling beef calves on a local cattle ranch north of Port Orford. The incident took place in a pasture east of highway 101 near milepost 291 in Denmark, Oregon.

One of the calves was left wounded while the other calf was field dressed and removed from the field. The suspect(s) gained access to the pasture by cutting a hole in the fence and loading the animal into a vehicle that was parked on highway 101.

The victim of the incident is offering a $5000 reward for information that leads to the apprehension and conviction of the suspect(s). Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Trooper Dylan Roberts at the number listed below.

Trooper Dylan Roberts: (971)-601-0047

TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 (24/7)

TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us (Monitored M-F 8:00AM - 5:00PM)

(Please use the TIP Hotline for Weekend and Evening Reporting)

Attached Media Files: 2017-04/1002/103828/Fence.jpeg
Oregon Department of Forestry invites public comment on Western Lane 2018 Annual Operations Plan
Oregon Dept. of Forestry - 04/25/17 8:29 AM
Release date: April 25, 2017
Contact: Sherron Lumley, Public Affairs Specialist, Salem, 503-945-7427

SALEM, Ore.--The Oregon Department of Forestry invites public comment on the Western Lane district's Annual Operations Plan (AOP), outlining the work plan for state forest activities for the upcoming fiscal year. Starting today, through 5 p.m. on June 8, public comments are invited for ODF's Western Lane district AOP for the 2018 fiscal year, which starts on July 1, 2017, and ends on June 30, 2018.

The plan describes specific activities such as timber sales, reforestation, road building, stream enhancement and recreation projects that accomplish the current Western Lane Implementation Plan objectives. These objectives are designed to reach the goals of the long-term Northwest Oregon Forest Management Plan.

Public comment details:
The draft AOP for Western Lane is available for review online on ODF's State Forests Management page: http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/Working/Pages/StateForests.aspx.
An online survey is provided for conveniently submitting comments for the Western Lane AOP: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GG7VN29
Comments may also be submitted through ODF's online comment page: http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/AboutODF/Pages/Comment.aspx
Comments may be mailed to: ODF Public Affairs, 2600 State St., Salem, OR 97310.


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Officer Involved Shooting Investigation Ongoing in Wolf Creek - Josephine County
Oregon State Police - 04/25/17 7:33 AM
On April 24th, 2017, at approximately 9:38 PM, Troopers from the Grants Pass Area Command responded to the Wolf Creek General Store in Josephine County Oregon, attempting to locate a male subject known to have a felony warrant. While attempting to take the male subject into custody, a struggle ensued between the suspect and a Trooper. During the struggle the male suspect was shot, resulting in a fatal injury. The Trooper was uninjured.

Pursuant to Senate Bill 111, the Josephine County Major Crimes Response Team was activated to conduct an investigation into the shooting. The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety was assigned as the lead investigative agency.

All further information related to this investigation will be released by the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety in conjunction with the Josephine County District Attorney's Office.
Sun. 04/23/17
Assault III (Road Rage)
Bend Police Dept. - 04/23/17 1:26 PM
Date: Sunday, April 23, 2017 Case # 2017-00121969

Date & Time of Incident: 04-22-17 @ 1826 hrs
Type of Incident: Assault III (Road Rage)
Location of Incident: 61535 S. Hwy 97 Bend, Or

Victim Information:
Farrell, Kelly 20 yoa male, Bend resident

Suspect Information:
Butcher, Blaise W. 31 yoa male, Bend resident

On Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 1826 hours, Bend Police Officers responded to an assault that had just occurred in the Fred Meyer parking lot. It was reported two males were assaulting another male.

The suspects fled the area prior to officers arriving but a witness provided officers with a license plate for the suspect vehicle. From the victim and witness statements, it was determined a white lifted Ford pick-up blocked Farrell into a parking stall in the Fred Meyer parking lot over a perceived road rage incident (tailgating and brake checking). Investigation revealed Blaise Butcher repeatedly assaulted Farrell by striking him multiple times in the face, causing Farrell's glasses to break. Farrell received minor, non-life threatening injury as a result of the assault.

During the assault, Farrell obtained a knife to defend himself and Butcher reportedly told him he had been stabbed before and continued to physically assault Farrell. The knife was not used during this event other than a warning to attempt to get Butcher and his accomplice to stop their assault.

Officers responded to the registered owner's address. Butcher initially refused commands to stop and fled into the home. Officers were able to surround the house and after approximately an hour, Butcher exited the home and was taken into custody without incident.

Butcher was lodged at the Deschutes County Jail on the below listed charges. Officers are actively attempting to identify the second male, known only at this time as "Justin".

Assault III
Disorderly Conduct II
Criminal Mischief II
Sat. 04/22/17
**UPDATE** Male has been located ---- Missing male w/Alzheimer's from Eagle Crest Area (Photo)
Deschutes Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/22/17 8:00 PM
Update at 1955 Hours

The missing subject from Eagle Crest has been located in Redmond and is being reunited with family. Thank you for your assistance!!!


The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office is currently searching for a missing male from the Eagle Crest area, west of Redmond. The male walked away from his residence in the 1800 Block of SW Condor Drive; Eagle Crest. He is believed to be wearing a light green shirt, blue jeans, and black shoes. He is also probably wearing eye glasses.

The missing subject is an Alzheimer's patient and will probably appear confused and verbalize little. A photo is attached.

Please report any sightings or information to non-emergency dispatch 541-693-6911.

Attached Media Files: 2017-04/5227/103770/IMG_2134.PNG
Vehicle/ Pedestrian Hit and Run crash
Bend Police Dept. - 04/22/17 4:00 PM
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017 Case # 2017-00121374

Date & Time of Incident: 04-22-17 @ 0050
Type of Incident: Vehicle/ Pedestrian Hit and Run crash
Location of Incident: NB Parkway/ SE Wilson

Victim Information:
Morales Gonzales, Horacio

Suspect Information:

On April 22nd, 2017 at 0050 hours, Bend Police Officers responded to a report of a male lying in the middle of northbound Highway 97 near Reed Market Rd. On arrival of officers, the location was determined to be in the northbound lanes nearest the Wilson St overpass.

Morales was located with serious injuries and from the debris located at the scene, it was apparent he had been struck by an unknown type motor vehicle.
Morales was transported to St. Charles Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The Bend Police Department is continuing to investigate the incident and process the recovered evidence but is asking for the public's help with any information known about this incident. If you have information, please call the Bend Police Department through the non-emergency dispatch number of 541-693-6911.
****UPDATE **** Missing Endangered Female from the Bend Area (Photo)
Deschutes Co. Sheriff's Office - 04/22/17 2:57 PM
Lewis' Vehicel Pic 2
Lewis' Vehicel Pic 2
Released by: Sgt. William Bailey

Occurred: April 15, 2017 at 0900

Missing Person: Susan P Lewis 60 year old female
Bend, Oregon



UPDATE April 22, 2017 at 1455 hours

Released by: Sgt. William Bailey

On April 22, 2017, deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office assisted by Deschutes County Search and Rescue and a Crook County Search and Rescue K9, continued searching the surrounding area of where Susan Lewis' vehicle had been located. Approximately 500 acres of land was searched during this mission.

At approximately 1000 hours today, Search and Rescue resources located Susan Lewis' body. Detectives with the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office and a Deputy Medical Examiner responded to the scene. Based on the investigation, Susan Lewis died of an apparent self inflicted injury.

Lewis' death does not appear to be suspicious in nature, but remains under investigation.

Our thoughts are with Ms. Lewis' family and friends. We would like to thank every member of the community that shared information on social media or called into dispatch with information.


The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public assistance with locating a missing female out of the Bend area. Susan Lewis is a 60 year old female, 5'2" in height and weighs approximately 115 pounds. Lewis has brown hair and blue eyes. We believe Lewis may be suffering from a mental illness.

On April 20th, a citizen reported Lewis' vehicle parked in the area of Sizemore Road and Couch Market Road, northwest of Bend. The citizen reported the vehicle had been parked in this area for about a week and no one was observed around it.

Further investigation determined Lewis returned to the Central Oregon area on the evening of Saturday, April 15, 2017. Lewis had been out of state for an extended period of time receiving medical treatment. Lewis also left a voicemail on a friend's telephone asking about the location of her [Lewis] house keys. The distance between Lewis' residence and where her vehicle was located is approximately 2 miles.

We're asking if anyone has seen Lewis or has any information on her whereabouts to please call non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911. It is believed she has a cell phone, but it is turned off. There is no information on her clothing.

We've attached a DMV photo of Lewis from 2015 and a photo of her vehicle with the hope someone remembers seeing her or her vehicle. Her vehicle is a white 2007 Volkswagen Passat.

Attached Media Files: Lewis' Vehicel Pic 2 , Lewis' Vehicle Pic 1 , DMV Photo from 2015