The Oregon State Police wants to alert the public to the passage of Senate Bill 144 from the 2017 Oregon Legislative Session, which took effect on January 1, 2018. Senate Bill 144 makes it unlawful to remove an archaeological object from public l... Keep Reading
This weekend is Memorial Day Weekend, the unofficial launch into summer. Experts already predict that this will be the busiest traffic weekend of the year. To help keep your spirits high during your vehicle travel, take a few pointers from ... Keep Reading
On Sunday, May 20, 2018 at about 3:45pm, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a report of a traffic crash on US Highway 101 near milepost 145, just south of South Beach. Preliminary investigation revealed that a blue 200... Keep Reading
UPDATE - The deceased operator of the motorcycle has been identified as Daniel Lawrence Foster age 60 of Trail, OR. The deceased passenger on the motorcycle has been identified as Catherine Denise Hock age 54 of Trail, OR. The names... Keep Reading
The Oregon State Police (OSP) with the assistance of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Medical Examiner have tentatively identified the occupants of the quadruple fatal crash that occurred on May 19, 2018 on Interstate 5 near Rice Hill. ... Keep Reading
On May 19, 2018, at approximately 9:18 am, the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a stabbing in the parking lot of Rays Market in Selma, Oregon. Upon the deputies arrival, the victim was deceased.
The Josephine County Sheriff’s Office requested the assistance of the Central Point Oregon State Police Criminal Division. Detectives responded and assumed the investigation.
The subsequent investigation revealed a physical altercation occurred in the parking lot between the victim and the suspect. The victim, 46 year old Frank Norman Chambers of Selma, Oregon was stabbed during the altercation and died as a result of his injuries. The suspect, Ramon Eduardo Rodriguez-Acosta, 58 year old also from Selma, Oregon is in custudy and being lodged at the Josephine County Jail on Manslaughter in the first degree.
This is an ongoing investigation and no further details will be released.
May 19, 2018 Josephine County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the Rays Food Place in Selma. Upon arrival they located one victim with fatal stab wounds. JCSO requested Oregon State Police Major Crimes to investigate.
A person of interest has been detained.
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On May 18, 2018 at approximately 9:40 PM Oregon State Police Troopers responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 101 near Coos Bay. A 2018 Jeep, driven by George Reese age 73 from North Bend, was north on 101 when it left the roadway strik... Keep Reading
On Monday, May 14, 2018, at approximately 10:00AM, Oregon State Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a motorcycle crash on Highway 62 near Prospect in Jackson County. Investigation revealed a silver Harley Davidson, operated b... Keep Reading
On May 12, 2018 at about 2:40am, Reedsport PD received a report that a motorist had seen taillights in a ditch on Hwy 138W near Elkton. Police, Fire, and Medical personnel were dispatched to the area to investigate. A 2002 Nissan SUV was located app... Keep Reading
On the evening of May 10, 2018, eleven fires were set in the Cave Junction area of Josephine County. Illinois Valley Fire Department, Oregon State Police Arson Detectives, and the Josephine County Sheriff’s Department worked togethe... Keep Reading
On Sunday May 13, 2018 around 4:30pm, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle crash on Highway 223 near Dallas. Preliminary investigation shows a 2009 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, operated by Shawn Berry, age 4... Keep Reading
On May 10, 2018 at approximately 7:40pm the Oregon State Police – St. Helens responded to a fatal motor vehicle crash on Highway 30 just east of NW Cornelius Pass Road, Portland, within Multnomah County. Preliminary investigation revealed that... Keep Reading
The reward for information related to these deer has been increased to $2,000 courtesy of a $1,500 donation by the local Rogue Valley Chapter of the Oregon Hunter's Association.
On April 27, 2018 Central Point Fish and Wildlife Troopers were called to the Shady Cove area to investigate a live deer that had been shot with an arrow which was still stuck in the deer.
The troopers and ODFW responded in an effort to investigate and possibly tranquilize the deer to be able to remove the arrow. Information learned was that the deer was able to feed and walk around. They were unable to locate the deer. A trooper responded later that evening and found not one, but two deer that had arrows protruding from them. The injuries to the deer did not appear to be life threatening. Additional information was received that there might actually be a third deer with an arrow stuck in it.
A reward is being offered by the Oregon Hunters Association through the Turn-in-Poachers (TIP) program for any information leading to an arrest in this or any other wildlife case. Callers can remain anonymous. The TIP program number is 1-800-452-7888.
Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact either the TIP hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or by calling Oregon State Police Dispatch at 541-776-6111.
** Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators**
Poaching wildlife and damaging habitats affects present and future generations of wildlife, impacts communities and the economy, and creates enforcement challenges.
The Turn-In-Poachers (TIP) reward is paid for information leading to the arrest/conviction of person(s) for the illegal possession, killing, taking, and/or waste of deer, elk, antelope, bear, cougar, wolf, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose, furbearers and/or game birds.
TIP rewards can also be given for the illegal taking, netting, snagging, and/or dynamiting of salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, and/or large numbers of any fish listed in Oregon statute as a game fish.
* $1,000 Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat and Moose
* $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope
* $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf
* $300 Habitat Destruction
* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish
* $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl
* $100 Furbearers
How to Report a Wildlife and/or Habitat Law Violation or Suspicious Activity:
TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 (24/7)
TIP E-Mail: [email protected] (Monitored M-F 8:00AM - 5:00PM)
On Saturday, April 28, 2018, at approximately 10:15 AM, OSP was notified that the missing CMV driver, Jacob Aaron CARTWRIGHT had returned home and was en-route to Grande Ronde Hospital in La Grande for medical evaluation. An OSP Senior Trooper fr... Keep Reading
On Thursday, April 26, 2018 at approximately 10:32am Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a report of a single vehicle crash on the Texas Bar Road in the Umatilla National Forest, near MP 4. Preliminary investigation sho... Keep Reading
**Corrected Phone Number for Union County Dispatch** The Oregon State Police is assisting the Union County Search and Rescue team and Sheriff’s Office in locating 22 year old Jacob Aaron CARTWRIGHT, from La Grande. CARTWRIGHT’s las... Keep Reading
On April 25th, at approximately 9:17pm, OSP Troopers from the Grants Pass Area Command were dispatched to a report of a shooting in the 9700 Block of Monument Drive in Merlin. Upon arrival Troopers discovered a male subject, later identified as J... Keep Reading
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Sunday afternoon’s fatal crash on Highway 30 near Astoria. On April 22, 2018, at 1:48 PM, OSP troopers and first responders were dispatched to a two vehicle crash on Highway ... Keep Reading
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into Sunday morning’s double fatal crash on Highway 237 near Cove in Union County.
On April 22, 2018 at 7:45 a.m., OSP troopers and first responders were dispatched to a rollover crash on Highway 237 near milepost 16.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a white Ford F350 pickup, operated by David GRAY, age 34, from Baker City, was traveling southbound on Highway 237 near milepost 16 when the pickup exited the highway via the right-hand shoulder for unknown reasons. The pickup traveled down an embankment and rolled at least once before coming to rest on its top in a creek.
GRAY and passenger, Casey WENDT, age 27, from Baker City, were extricated from the vehicle and were both pronounced deceased on scene.
Highway 237 was closed for approximately four hours.
OSP was assisted by Union County Sheriff's office, Cove Fire Department and La Grande Fire Department.
Photograph courtesy of OSP
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The Oregon State Police (OSP) is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying an assault suspect. On April 19, 2018, between noon and 3:00 PM, an adult male victim stated he was at Collins Beach #6 at the Sauvie Island Wildlife Area when ... Keep Reading