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UPDATE – Interagency Deadly Force Investigations Team to Investigate Incident Involving Pursuit of Suspect in Stolen Vehicle – Lane County

The Deputies involved in yesterdays incident are identified as:

Deputy Eric Churchill

Hired in 2002

currently assigned to the Police Services Division

 

Deputy Michael Hudson

Hired in 2003

Currently assigned to the Police Services Division

 

Further releases will come from the Lane County District Attorney's Office.

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On Thursday, May 23, 2019 at approximately 9:45 am, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office attempted a traffic stop involving a stolen Ford F350 truck on Hwy 99 near Milliron. The driver of the vehicle increased speed and deputies pursued the driver southbound on Hwy 99, onto Greenhill Road, Clearlake, and Lawrence before the suspect fled on foot on Dalewood Drive. During the pursuit the suspect rammed occupied Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicles and deputies discharged their firearms.

No injuries have been reported.

The suspect, identified as 34 year old Keith Newsome, has been taken into custody.

The Interagency Deadly Force Investigations Team (IDFIT) has been assigned to investigate the incident.

Further information will be provided following the investigation when more facts are known.

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Fatal Crash Territorial Highway & High Pass Road near Junction City — Lane County (Photo)

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Friday morning’s two vehicle fatal crash on Territorial Highway and High Pass Road near Junction City. 

On May 17, 2019 at about 10:20 AM, OSP troopers and first responders were dispatched to a two vehicle fatal crash at the intersection of Territorial Highway and Highway Pass Road. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Chevy Cavalier, operated by Russell Lee NICKERSON, age 81, from Eugene was traveling westbound on High Pass Road when for unknown reasons he failed to stop at the intersection.  NICKERSON’s vehicle was struck by a  Ford Econoline Van, operated by Cary Allen RAMSAY (male), age 55, from Eugene. 

NICKERSON suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.  RAMSAY was transported to Riverbend Hospital with serious injuries. 

Territorial Highway was closed for approximately four hours following the crash. 

OSP was assisted by Lane County Sheriff's Office, ODOT, Junction City Fire and Lane Fire Authority.

Photograph provided by OSP.

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Death Investigation — (On Behalf of Stayton Police Department) – Update

The following update is being released on behalf of the Stayton Police Department.

On Thursday May 9th at about 12pm Stayton Police responded to a residence in Stayton for a possible gun shot.  When they arrived, Officers found a 16-year-old male who had been shot with a handgun.  He was transported to Santiam Memorial Hospital where he died shortly after arriving.  An autopsy was conducted by the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office today and the death was ruled a suicide.

Stayton PD would like you to please keep the involved family in your thoughts and prayers during this time.

Previous Release:

The following information is being released on behalf of the Stayton Police Department. 

On May 9, 2019 at about 12:00 PM, Stayton Police Department responded to a residence in regards to a juvenile male being shot. 

Preliminary information indicates a juvenile male died from a gun-shot wound.  Stayton Police Department is leading the investigation.  Oregon State Police, Marion County Sherriff's Office, Salem Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit and Aumsville Police Department and  are assisting Stayton Police Department to determine the cause and circumstances. 

Media inquiries should be directed to the Stayton Police Department. Point of Contact is Chief of Police Rich Sebens at 503-932-1406. 

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Crash Investigation Involving Bend Police Department K9 Officer (Photo)

Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Thursday afternoon’s crash that involved a Bend Police Department K9 Officer.

On May 9, 2019 at about 2:20 PM, Deschutes County 911 put out information on a reported suicidal male subject identified as Zenler CLAIRMONT, age 19, from Lake Oswego, driving a black Jeep Wrangler. 

A short time later a Deputy with Deschutes County Sheriff's Office located the vehicle on Hwy 97  near milepost 131 about 3 miles North of Bend.  When the Deputy attempted to stop CLAIRMONT he fled driving recklessly at high speeds, crossing into oncoming traffic and avoiding multiple attempts by officers to spike strip the vehicle.  CLAIRMONT eventually turned onto NE 2nd Street off Bultler Market, an area with no outlet.  Officer's from Bend Police Department, Deschutes County Sheriff's Office and Oregon State Police attempted to contain CLAIRMONT.  In an attempt to escape CLAIRMONT drove through a fence colliding with the driver's side of Bend Police K9 vehicle.  

CLAIRMONT did not sustain any injuries during the crash.  The Bend Police Department K9 officer received non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Saint Charles Hospital for treatment. 

The name of the Bend Police Department K9 Officer will be released at a later time by their department. 

CLAIRMONT was arrested by OSP for Driving under the Influence of Intoxicants, Assault II, Criminal Mischief 1, Reckless Endangering and Reckless Driving.  Other charges may be referred to the District Attorney’s Office once the investigation is completed by all agencies involved. 

OSP was assisted by the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, Bend Police Department and local fire/EMS.

Photograph provided by OSP.

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Death Investigation — (On Behalf of Stayton Police Department)

The following information is being released on behalf of the Stayton Police Department. 

On May 9, 2019 at about 12:00 PM, Stayton Police Department responded to a residence in regards to a juvenile male being shot. 

Preliminary information indicates a juvenile male died from a gun-shot wound.  Stayton Police Department is leading the investigation.  Oregon State Police, Marion County Sherriff's Office, Salem Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit and Aumsville Police Department and  are assisting Stayton Police Department to determine the cause and circumstances. 

Media inquiries should be directed to the Stayton Police Department. Point of Contact is Chief of Police Rich Sebens at 503-932-1406. 

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Death Investigation – Jackson County

On Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at approximately 3:00 A.M.OOregon State Police Troopers responded to Interstate 5 near milepost 22, which is north of the Sun Crest rest area in Jackson County. 

Troopers located the remains of a deceased male under the Interstate overpass.

It appears the body has been at the location for some time.  

The Oregon State Police Criminal Investigation Division responded and were assisted by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.

No further information to be released at this time.

 

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Lake County Sheriff’s Office requesting assistance in locating missing/endangered person – Lake County (Photo)

The Lake County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's assistance in locating Glenda Cormie (59) of Paisley, OR.

Cormie was last seen in Paisley, OR on Monday, April 15, 2019.  She is described as 5 foot 3 inches tall with short gray hair. 

If anyone has any information regarding the location of Cormie or has seen her since April 15, you are asked to contact the Lake County Sheriff's Office Dispatch at 541-947-2504 and reference case #19-0154

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