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Interagency Deadly Force Investigation Team releases name of deceased in January 11, 2019 Officer Involved Shooting in Eugene

The Interagency Deadly Force Investigation Team conducting the officer involved shooting investigation is releasing the name of the deceased.

Charles Frederick Landeros age 30 of Eugene.

Eugene Police Department News Release is copied below.

No further information is available for release at this time.

All media inquries should be made to the Lane County District Attorney's Office



Officer-involved Shooting - Police Respond to Dispute at Cascade Middle School

At 10:27 a.m. today, January 11, Eugene Police responded to a custodial dispute involving an adult male at Cascade Middle School, 1525 Echo Hollow Road. As officers were escorting the male from the school, he produced a firearm and a struggle ensued. During the struggle the subject was shot by police and is now deceased. This occurred outside of the school. All students, staff and officers are safe and unharmed. Police remain at the school. 

During the incident, Cascade Middle School initiated lock-out procedures and are currently keeping students in the school until the end of the school day. 

Bethel will be working with the police department on school release. Information will be posted on the Bethel School District webpage. Please keep areas and roadways near the school free for emergency responders.

Per state law, the Interagency Deadly Force Investigation Team has been called and is  conducting the investigation. 

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Fatal collision on Hwy 99W / Clow Corner Rd – Polk County (Photo)

On Friday, January 11, 2019 at approximately 7:30 P.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle collision on Hwy 99W at the intersection of Clow Corner Rd. in Polk County.

Investigation reveals that a Chrysler 200, operated by Rosa Maria Rocha-Torres (19) of Salem, was stopped at the stop sign on Clow Corner waiting to cross or pull onto Hwy 99W.  Rocha-Torres pulled out into the path of Jeep Renegade, operated by Kevin Ruffino (32) of Independence, and was struck on the driver's side of her vehicle.

Rocha- Torres sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.  Two teenage female passengers were transported to Salem Hospital with non life threatening injuries.

Ruffino sustained minor injuries and was not transported by medical personnel.

OSP was assisted by the Polk County Sheriff's Office, Polk County Fire Department, Polk County District Attorney, and ODOT.

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Fatal Crash near Seal Rock (Photo)

On Thursday, January 10, 2019 at about 8:45 pm, Oregon State Police (OSP) Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two vehicle fatal crash on US Hwy 101 near milepost 152, just south of Seal Rock. Preliminary investigation revea... Keep Reading

Vehicle veers off Hwy 101 and crashes into propane tank near Florence – Lane County (Photo)

On Saturday, January 5, 2019 at approximately 1:28 P.M.  Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a report of a vehicle that crashed into a propane tank at One Stop Market, located on the east side of Hwy 101 near milepost 192.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a maroon 1997 Ford Explorer, operated by Buzz Berry (60) of Florence, was southbound on Hwy 101 when the vehicle veered off the roadway, through the fence at 85089 Hwy 101, through trees/shrubs, became airborne, crashed into top of commercial propane tank at One Stop Market gas station, and came to rest in gas station parking lot.

Propane tank was ruptured and Hwy 101 had to be shut down until the tank was empty.  Surrounding residences and buildings were evacuated. 

Hwy 101 was opened at approximately 2:35 P.M. 

Berry was transported to Florence Peace Health Hospital for minor injuries.

Speed and Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (alcohol/marijuana) are being investigated.

OSP was assisted by Lane County Sheriff's Office, Suislaw Valley Fire Department, Western Lane Ambulance, and ODOT.

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Pedestrian blocking I-5 arrested – Marion County (Photo)

On Thursday, January 3, 2019 at approximately 12:20 PM - Oregon State Police Troopers were traveling north in Interstate 5 near milepost 272 when they observed an adult male in the lanes of travel disrupting traffic. The troopers tried to contact the subject and he ran through traffic attempting to gain entry into several vehicles. 

The troopers along with the public's assistance were able to detain the subject before he injured himself or others.   

He has been identified as Vyacheslav Burlachenko (38) of Salem.  He was cited for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and unlawful entry into a motor vehicle and transported to the Salem Hospital for evaluation..

There were no crashes reported, however a semi-truck had to make an avoiding maneuver causing the load to shift and damaging the truck.   

OSP was assisted by the Woodburn Police Department and the Marion County Community Outreach Response Team.

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Oregon State Police requesting assistance in locating person(s) responsible for waste of cow elk – Douglas County (Photo)

The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the person(s) responsible for shooting and leaving a cow elk on the morning of December 27, 2018 in Douglas County, OR.

Investigation revealed that a cow elk was shot with a high caliber rifle and left to waste in a clear-cut between Tyee Access Road and Bullock road about two miles west of the Wolf Creek Ranch.

A vehicle of interest is a compact truck occupied by two or more adult males (late teens or early 20's) which traveled from Bullock Road to Tyee Access Road that morning.

Those with information are asked to contact Oregon State Police Dispatch at 1-800-442-2068 or *OSP and reference Senior Trooper Stone or Senior Trooper Weaver. 


** Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators** 

The TIP program offers preference point rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of big game mammals.


Preference Point Rewards:

* 5 Points-Bighorn Sheep

* 5 Points-Rocky Mountain Goat

* 5 Points-Moose

* 5 Points-Wolf

* 4 Points-Elk

* 4 Points-Deer

* 4 Points-Antelope

* 4 Points-Bear

* 4 Points-Cougar

Or the Oregon Hunters Association TIP reward fund also offers cash rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Goat, Moose, Elk, Deer, Antelope, Bear, Cougar, Wolf, Upland Birds, Waterfowl, and Furbearers. Cash rewards can also be awarded for the unlawful take of Game Fish and Shellfish and for Habitat Destruction.

* $1,000 Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Goat and Moose 
* $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope 
* $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf 
* $300 Habitat Destruction 
* $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl 
* $100 Furbearers

* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish 

How to Report a Wildlife and/or Habitat Law Violation or Suspicious Activity: 

TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP (677)

TIP E-Mail: [email protected] (Monitored M-F 8:00AM - 5:00PM)

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Grants Pass man dies in two vehicle crash – Josephine County

On Saturday, December 29, 2018, at approximately 9:37 A.M.. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Hwy 238 near mile post 3.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Subaru Forester, operated by Eric Maddox (34) of Grants Pass, OR. swerved to avoid a deer crossing the road. The Subaru left its lane, over corrected, and entered the opposing lane of traffic. The Subaru collided with an oncoming Ford Ranger, operated by Robert Culton (63) of Williams, OR. 

Maddox sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Culton was transported, by ambulance to Three Rivers Community Hospital for injuries.

Hwy 238 was closed for approximately 2 hours.

OSP was assisted by the Josephine County Sheriff's Department, Josephine County Rural Metro Fire, and ODOT.

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Missing Woman Killed in a Pedestrian Versus Car Crash in Tillamook County

On December 24, 2018 at approximately 5:32 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers (OSP) and emergency personnel responded to a reported  fatal vehicle versus pedestrian crash on US-101 around milepost 54.

Preliminary investigation revealed the victim, Carol Warner Christen, age 79, of Yamhill, had been reported missing to TIllamook County Sheriff's Office (TCSO) at 4:55 PM from Barview Jetty County Park, just north of the crash scene.  At approximately 5:29PM, TCSO dispatch was alerted a person was laying in the roadway at milepost 54.  At 5:32PM, OSP Northern Command Center dispatched troopers to the scene of fatal vehicle versus pedestrian crash.   Christen suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

US-101 was completely closed for approximately four hours after the crash.  OSP was assisted by TCSO, Rockaway Beach Police Department, Tillamook Fire, and Oregon Department of Transportation. No photographs are available.



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Bend area resident dies as a result of rear end crash east of Sisters. (Deschutes County)

On December 25, 2018, at approximately 1:15 pm, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two-vehicle rear end collision on Highway 126 and Cloverdale Road just east of Sisters in Deschutes County.  

The preliminary investigation revealed that a blue 2013 Chevrolet Equinox, operated by David Jackson, age 58, of Bend, Oregon, was slowing down in preparation for an upcoming left turn, when his vehicle was rear ended by a maroon 2001 GMC Yukon, operated by Andria Mengucci,  age 40, of Madras, Oregon. David Jackson was pronounced deceased at St Charles Hospital of Bend,  shortly after 5pm as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.

Multiple passengers from both involved vehicles were transported and treated for non life-threatening injuries. 

Distracted driving is considered to be a contributing factor in this crash.  A minor child in the offending vehicle was unrestrained and and sustained minor injuries in the crash. 

Highway 126 remained closed for close to two hours following the crash. OSP was assisted by ODOT, Deschutes County SO, Redmond, FD, Cloverdale FD, Sisters FD,  and Black Butte Ranch FD.

No photos available at this time. This is an ongoing investigation and further inquiries can be directed to the Deschutes County District Attorney's Office.  

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