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Elk Poaching Location- Yamhill 2

Elk Poaching Location- Yamhill 2

OSP Fish & Wildlife seeking public assistance identifying the person(s) responsible for shooting a spike elk — Yamhill County (Photo)11/09/21

On October 29, 2021, an OSP F&W Trooper out of McMinnville received a report of a spike elk that appeared to have lost the use of its back legs. The elk was located on private property at the end of Dodson Road northwest of the city of Yamhill. The elk was put down and upon being processed it was determined the elk had been shot through the spine by a rifle. On October 29 in the Trask Unit, there were no open bull elk tags, but there are available cow hunts. The elk was dispatched, processed, and donated to needy families through the Grand Ronde Tribe.

The Oregon State Police is requesting public assistance with information about this case. Any person with information related to this incident is encouraged to call the OSP TIP (Turn-In-Poachers) Reward line at 1-800-452-7888 or by cell at *OSP (*677) or send an email tip to [email protected]. Please reference case #SP21306128

***Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators***

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

TIP E-Mail: [email protected]

The Oregon Hunters Association TIP reward offers preference points or 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, Furbearers, Game Fish and Shellfish. Cash rewards can also be awarded for turning in people who destroy habitat, illegally obtain licenses/tags, and for the unlawful lending/borrowing of big game tags.

PREFERENCE POINT REWARDS:

* 5 Points-Mountain Sheep

* 5 Points-Mountain Goat

* 5 Points-Moose

* 5 Points-Wolf

* 4 Points-Elk

* 4 Points-Deer

* 4 Points-Antelope

* 4 Points-Bear

* 4 Points-Cougar

 

CASH REWARDS:

* $1,000 Mountain Sheep, 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

Fatal Crash Highway 101- Tillamook County11/08/21

On November 7, 2021, at approximately 4:00 A.M. Oregon State Police responded to the report of a single-vehicle crash that occurred on US Highway 101 near milepost 60 near Tillamook, Oregon. 

A preliminary investigation revealed a silver Subaru Impreza, operated by Anthony Ronald Cuarteros (26) of Portland, OR, was northbound in wet weather conditions when, for an unknown reason, the vehicle drove off the northbound shoulder into a deep drainage ditch.  The vehicle continued in the drainage ditch for more than 200 feet, crossing over two raised driveway entries, until it came to an uncontrolled rest in the ditch directly in front of the Tillamook Country Smoker Factory Outlet Store. 

Anthony Cuarteros sustained serious injuries and was transported to an area hospital.  The passenger, Janette Gaudalupe Medina (23), of Portland was pronounced dead at the scene.  Passengers Alexander Bradley Cuarteros (22) of Portland and Damon Kyle Cornwell (25) of Beaverton were treated at the hospital for minor injuries.  

US Highway 101 was closed for approximately five hours.  OSP was assisted by Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office, Tillamook Police Department, Tillamook Fire and Rescue, Bay City Fire Department, and ODOT Incident Response.

Poached Elk- Lincoln County 2

Poached Elk- Lincoln County 2

OSP Fish & Wildlife seeking public assistance in a poaching case- Lincoln County (Photo)11/04/21

On October 21, 2021, OSP received a call from a hunter who wanted to report an elk carcass he had located while deer hunting on Hancock Forest Management property due East of Yaquina Head.  Oregon State Police Troopers located the carcass in a cleat-cut off a spur road.  The cow elk had much of the meat removed.  It is believed based on evidence at the scene, that the elk was killed the same day it was called in.  The investigation has not identified any persons of interest in this case at this time.

The Oregon State Police is requesting public assistance with information about this case. Any person with information related to this incident is encouraged to call the OSP TIP (Turn-In-Poachers) Reward line at 1-800-452-7888 or by cell at *OSP (*677) or send an email tip to [email protected].  Please reference case #SP21299105.  

***Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators***

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

TIP E-Mail: [email protected]

The Oregon Hunters Association TIP reward offers preference points or 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, Furbearers, Game Fish and Shellfish. Cash rewards can also be awarded for turning in people who destroy habitat, illegally obtain licenses/tags, and for the unlawful lending/borrowing of big game tags.

PREFERENCE POINT REWARDS:

* 5 Points-Mountain Sheep

* 5 Points-Mountain Goat

* 5 Points-Moose

* 5 Points-Wolf

* 4 Points-Elk

* 4 Points-Deer

* 4 Points-Antelope

* 4 Points-Bear

* 4 Points-Cougar

CASH REWARDS:

* $1,000 Mountain Sheep, 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

Fatal Crash Highway 20- Malheur County11/04/21

On November 3, 2021, around 6:23 P.M., OSP was dispatched to a blocking single-vehicle rollover on Highway 20 near milepost 244.  A Ford F-150, that was towing a stock trailer loaded with a cow, lost control, causing the vehicle and trailer to roll multiple times.  The driver, Calvin Hiatt (43) of Vale, Oregon, was Lifeflighted to a trauma center in Boise, where he succumbed to his injuries.   The two juvenile passengers were transported to an area hospital.

The cow in the trailer survived the crash. Bixby & Sons towed both vehicles from the scene. OSP was assisted by Malheur County Sherriff’s Office, Vale Ambulance, and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

Fatal crash Interstate 5- Douglas County11/04/21

On November 3, 2021, at around 10:50 P.M., a Tow Operator with Walt’s Tow Company was recovering a vehicle on Interstate 5 near MP 126 southbound. A commercial motor vehicle traveling south failed to move over for an emergency vehicle (tow truck) and struck the tow truck and the operator. The tow operator, Henry Alan Lichtwald (63) of Roseburg, died on the scene as a result of the crash. The commercial motor vehicle operated by Jagraj Singh Sidhu (54) of Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, immediately pulled over and cooperated with the investigation.

Interstate 5 was closed for a little more than an hour, then was restricted to one lane for 3-4 hours to clear the vehicles. Bill’s Towing towed the damaged tow truck. A&S Towing towed the commercial motor vehicle. OSP was assisted by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Roseburg Police Department, Roseburg Fire and Fire District 2

Poached_Doe-_Lincoln_County.jpg

Poached_Doe-_Lincoln_County.jpg

OSP Fish & Wildlife seeking Public Assistance with poaching case- Lincoln County (Photo)11/04/21

On October 28, 2021, Oregon State Police received information about a deceased deer that was observed by a citizen approximately 150 yards North of Euchre Creek Road, Newport, Oregon.  The reporting party stated they had first observed the deer during the day on October 26.  An OSP Fish & Wildlife Sergeant responded to the area and located a deceased Blacktail doe that had been shot and left to waste. 

The Oregon State Police is requesting public assistance with information about this poaching and wasting case. Any person with information related to this incident is encouraged to call the OSP TIP (Turn-In-Poachers) Reward line at 1-800-452-7888 or by cell at *OSP (*677) or send an email tip to [email protected]. Please reference case #SP21304967.  

***Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators***

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

TIP E-Mail: [email protected]

The Oregon Hunters Association TIP reward offers preference points or 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, Furbearers, Game Fish and Shellfish. Cash rewards can also be awarded for turning in people who destroy habitat, illegally obtain licenses/tags, and for the unlawful lending/borrowing of big game tags.

PREFERENCE POINT REWARDS:

* 5 Points-Mountain Sheep

* 5 Points-Mountain Goat

* 5 Points-Moose

* 5 Points-Wolf

* 4 Points-Elk

* 4 Points-Deer

* 4 Points-Antelope

* 4 Points-Bear

* 4 Points-Cougar

CASH REWARDS:

* $1,000 Mountain Sheep, 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

Fatal crash Highway 126- Lane County11/03/21

On Tuesday, November 2, 2021, at about 4:30 P.M, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a multiple-vehicle crash involving a pickup truck and a sedan on Hwy 126 W at milepost 39 near Noti, Oregon.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a white 2018 Toyota Tundra, operated by Gabriel Hostetler (42) of Beaverton, OR was traveling westbound on Hwy 126 W near milepost 39 when it made an unsafe pass and collided head-on with a silver 2000 Toyota Echo in the eastbound lane. The Toyota Echo was operated by Mark Knight (62) of Eugene, OR.  Both vehicles came to rest in the eastbound lane. Knight was pronounced deceased on scene and Hostetler was uninjured.  

Eastbound lanes of Hwy 126 W were closed for 4 hours due to the investigation. OSP was assisted by Lane Fire/Rescue, the Oregon Department of Transportation, and the Lane County Sheriff’s Office.  

Drug Seizure - Lane County

Drug Seizure – Lane County

OSP Troopers assisted by Drug Detection K9 seize Cocaine, Heroin, and pills believed to contain Fentanyl- Lane County (Photo)11/02/21

OSP Troopers assisted by Drug Detection K9 seize Cocaine, Heroin, and pills believed to contain Fentanyl- Lane County

On October 31, 2021, at about 10:30 A.M., an Oregon State Police Trooper stopped a black Chevy Camaro on Interstate 5 northbound near milepost 174 for a traffic violation. During the contact, the Trooper observed signs of criminal activity, and a probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted. During the search, approximately 7 pounds of Cocaine, 9.8 pounds of Heroin, and 1315 grams of pills, believed to contain Fentanyl, were located inside the vehicle. An Oregon State Police drug detection K-9 assisted during the investigation.

The driver, identified as Timoteo Salomon Evora-Vigil, (21), from Gilroy, CA was arrested for Unlawful Delivery and Possession of Cocaine, Heroin, and a Schedule II Controlled Substance.

Suspected Vehicle- Poaching Douglas County

Suspected Vehicle- Poaching Douglas County

OSP seeking public assistance in poaching case- Douglas County (Photo)11/01/21

On October 30, 2021, OSP Fish & Wildlife Troopers are investigating unlawfully killed deer off Interstate 5. Preliminary investigation has revealed that the animal was killed adjacent to the freeway near the crest of Roberts Mountain on the east side of the roadway at about 5:00 P.M. The animal was retrieved by a male subject associated with the vehicle in the photograph. The vehicle of interest is a newer model burgundy or maroon GMC Sierra or similar model 4-door truck with black rims and a black step bar. The truck left the area northbound on Interstate 5 at about 5:15 P.M. 

The Oregon State Police is requesting public assistance with information about this poaching case. Any person with information related to this incident is encouraged to call the OSP TIP (Turn-In-Poachers) Reward line at 1-800-452-7888 or by cell at *OSP (*677) or send an email tip to [email protected].  Reference case #SP21307330

** Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators**

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]

The Oregon Hunters Association TIP reward offers preference points or 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, Furbearers, Game Fish and Shellfish. Cash rewards can also be awarded for turning in people who destroy habitat, illegally obtain licenses/tags, and for the unlawful lending/borrowing of big game tags.

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 

Cash Rewards:

* $1,000 Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Goat and Moose 

* $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope 

* $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf 

* $300 Habitat Destruction

* $200 Illegally Obtaining License/Tag(s)

* $200 Unlawful Lend/Borrow Big Game Tags(s) 

* $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl 

* $100 Furbearers 

* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish

Fatal crash Hwy 219- Marion County11/01/21

On October 30, 2021, at approximately 4:41 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a three-vehicle crash on Highway 219 at Champoeg Road NE. 

Preliminary investigation revealed an Acura MDX, operated by Judee Fehsenfeld (62) of Wilsonville, was southbound on Hwy 219 and stopped just south of the intersection with Champoeg Road NE. After a brief stop, Fehsenfeld attempted to re-enter Hwy 219 when she collided with a southbound BMW K16 motorcycle, operated by H. Steven Sorensen (78) of Scio and passenger Joanne De May (77) of Salem. The collision between Fehsenfeld and Sorensen sent the motorcycle out of control into the northbound lane of Hwy 219 where it was struck by a northbound Kia Sorrento operated by Traci Holmes (58) of McMinnville.  

Both Sorensen and De May sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased. Holmes and her two passengers, Marla Robertson (67) and Beverly Lane (84) both of McMinnville, were all transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. Fehsenfeld was not injured. 

Highway 219 was closed for approximately 4.5 hours.  

OSP was assisted by St. Paul Fire and Medics, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, and ODOT.  

Bull Elk Fernhill Road Columbia County

Bull Elk Fernhill Road Columbia County

The Oregon State Police is seeking public assistance regarding the unlawful take and waste of a bull elk near Fernhill Road-Columbia County (Photo)11/01/21

On October 28, 2021, OSP responded to a report of a bull elk shot near Fernhill Road and Cook Road in Columbia County. The bull was shot on private property and left to waste in a field approximately fifty yards from Fernhill Road. Multiple neighbors reported hearing a gunshot around 2:30 A.M. on the same day.

The Oregon State Police is requesting public assistance with information about this waste.  Any person with information related to this incident is encouraged to call the OSP TIP (Turn-In-Poachers) Reward line at 1-800-452-7888 or by cell at *OSP (*677) or send an email tip to [email protected]. Reference case # SP21305132

** Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators**

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]

The Oregon Hunters Association TIP reward offers preference points or 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, Furbearers, Game Fish and Shellfish. Cash rewards can also be awarded for turning in people who destroy habitat, illegally obtain licenses/tags, and for the unlawful lending/borrowing of big game tags.

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 

Cash Rewards:

* $1,000 Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Goat and Moose 

* $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope 

* $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf 

* $300 Habitat Destruction

* $200 Illegally Obtaining License/Tag(s)

* $200 Unlawful Lend/Borrow Big Game Tags(s) 

* $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl 

* $100 Furbearers 

* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish

Bull Elk- Mist Columbia County

Bull Elk- Mist Columbia County

The Oregon State Police is seeking public assistance regarding the unlawful take and waste of a bull elk near Mist- Columbia County (Photo)11/01/21

On October 23, 2021, OSP responded to the report of a bull elk shot near Mist. The bull was located near Lane Creek Mainline off of the Columbia River Mainline near milepost 21. This is on a Weyerhaeuser drive-in permit area in Columbia County.

Four quarters of meat were taken but the rest was left to waste. The unlawful take happened between October 22, 2021, and the morning of October 23, 2021.   

The Oregon State Police is requesting public assistance with information about this waste.  Any person with information related to this incident is encouraged to call the OSP TIP (Turn-In-Poachers) Reward line at 1-800-452-7888 or by cell at *OSP (*677) or send an email tip to [email protected].  Reference case # SP21300901

** Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators**

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]

 The Oregon Hunters Association TIP reward offers preference points or 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, Furbearers, Game Fish and Shellfish. Cash rewards can also be awarded for turning in people who destroy habitat, illegally obtain licenses/tags, and for the unlawful lending/borrowing of big game tags.

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 

Cash Rewards:

* $1,000 Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Goat and Moose 

* $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope 

* $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf 

* $300 Habitat Destruction

* $200 Illegally Obtaining License/Tag(s)

* $200 Unlawful Lend/Borrow Big Game Tags(s) 

* $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl 

* $100 Furbearers 

* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish

Fatal Crash on Hwy 51-Polk County11/01/21

On Sunday, October 31, 2021 at approximately 2:16 AM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Highway 51 near milepost 2. 

Preliminary investigation revealed a Ford Focus, operated by Curtis Smith Jr. (30) of Monmouth, left the roadway at a high rate of speed and rolled. Prior to the crash the vehicle had been the subject of several reported driving complaints. 

Smith Jr. sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. 

Hwy 51 was closed for 3.5 hours. 

OSP was assisted by Polk County Fire and Medics, Polk county Sheriff’s Office and ODOT. 

Fatal Crash on Hwy 6-Tillamook County11/01/21

On Sunday, October 31, 2021 at approximately 4:16 AM, Oregon State Police Troopers responded to the report of a two-vehicle head-on collision which occurred on Highway 6 near milepost 8.

Preliminary investigation revealed a silver 2018 Ford F150 pickup, operated by Bradley Burton Harris (29) of Tillamook, was westbound when, for an unknown reason, the vehicle crossed over into the eastbound lane and struck an oncoming Mazda MZ3.The black Mazda was operated by Humberto Maciel (47) of Tillamook. Both vehicles sustained heavy damage and came to an uncontrolled rest blocking the entire highway. 

Maciel was sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. His passenger, Breanna Maciel (19) was transported to Legacy Emmanuel Hospital by Life Flight helicopter with life threatening injuries.

Harris fled the scene immediately after the crash but was located by police near the crash scene approximately four hours later. Harris was transported initially to Tillamook Regional Medical Center for injuries then later transferred to Legacy Emmanuel hospital as a trauma patient. Harris is the subject of an ongoing criminal investigation.

Hwy 6 was closed for 6 hours. 

OSP was assisted Tillamook Police Department, Tillamook County Sheriff’s Department, Tillamook Fire and Rescue and ODOT. 

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OSP Fish & Wildlife Troopers get assistance from the public to stop a poacher- Clatsop County (Photo)10/27/21

It often takes public assistance to catch a criminal. 

On October 11, 2021, a large Black-tail buck was reported injured in the reporting party’s yard within the city of Astoria. Sgt. Warwick responded and determined the deer was mortally wounded, so he had to put it down. Upon skinning the deer for salvage, it was discovered that the deer had been shot with an arrow or bolt. 

On October 12, 2021, Senior Trooper Schuerger responded to the location where the deer had been located, and after a lengthy search, found some dried blood on a trail. The blood trail led to another residence and the owner was contacted. The resident was able to provide a detailed description of a suspicious male, along with this photo, that had been in the yard looking around the evening before with night vision binoculars. The resident was able to further describe the suspect’s vehicle. With the residents’ description, a suspect was developed, who had previously (5 years prior) been arrested for shooting a deer in town. On several occasions, the suspect was seen in the area looking for the deer. 

At 1:00 A.M. on October 17, 2021, the suspect’s vehicle was spotted in the area by an Astoria Police Officer who then called Senior Trooper Schuerger.  Senior Trooper Schuerger along with the Astoria Police Officer responded and contacted the suspect.  The suspect admitted to having a deer down that he had just shot but denied having shot the deer earlier in the week.  The suspect led officers to the downed deer, so it could be salvaged. The suspect eventually admitted to having shot the other deer on October 11 and was unable to find it. 

The suspect, James Lee Ogier Jr. (25), was arrested and lodged by Clatsop County Sheriffs on multiple unrelated charges. Sr. Trooper Schuerger also cited Ogier criminally for Unlawful Take Deer x2, Hunting Prohibited Method (crossbow) x2, Hunting Prohibited Area (city limits) x2, Hunting in Violation of Criminal Trespass, and Hunting Prohibited Hours. The suspect’s crossbow, spotlight, and night vision binoculars were seized as evidence.

On October 18, 2021, a resident reported an arrow, which turned out to be another hunting bolt, stuck in their wooden fence in the same neighborhood where Ogier had been arrested.

The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division encourages everyone to report suspicious activities such as hunting activity within city limits. Any person with information related to wildlife and/or habitat law violations is encouraged to call the OSP TIP (Turn-In-Poachers) Reward line at 1-800-452-7888 or by cell at *OSP (*677) or send an email tip to [email protected]

** Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators**

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] 

The Oregon Hunters Association TIP reward offers preference points or 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, Furbearers, Game Fish and Shellfish. Cash rewards can also be awarded for turning in people who destroy habitat, illegally obtain licenses/tags, and for the unlawful lending/borrowing of big game tags.

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 

Cash Rewards:

* $1,000 Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Goat and Moose 

* $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope 

* $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf 

* $300 Habitat Destruction

* $200 Illegally Obtaining License/Tag(s)

* $200 Unlawful Lend/Borrow Big Game Tags(s) 

* $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl 

* $100 Furbearers 

* $100 Game Fish and Shellfish

Oregon State Police releases information related to employee compliance with Executive Order 21-2910/19/21

The Oregon State Police is releasing information related to employee compliance with Executive Order 21-29.  These employees are covered under a mix of policies, LOA’s and procedures and the Oregon State Police is committed to treating members fairly and consistently. 

Total number of OSP Employees In-Scope of EO 21-29

1267

Fully Vaccinated*

78% of OSP’s In-Scope employees

Submitted Exceptions – “Approved” as of 10/18/21 @ 11:59pm

15% of OSP’s In-Scope employees

  • 96% of those are Religious Exceptions
  • 4% of those are Medical Exceptions

Submitted Exceptions – “Pending Review” Status by Complex Leave Team as of 10/18/21 @ 11:59pm **

7% of OSP’s In-Scope employees

  • 65% of those are Religious Exceptions
  • 35% of those are Medical Exceptions

Protected Leave Status (Examples: Military/OFLA/FMLA/etc.)

.01% of OSP’s In-Scope employees

  • Prior to returning to work, these members will work with OSP’s Complex Leave Team to ensure they are also in compliance with EO 21-29.

Number of OSP Employees Placed on Administrative Leave on 10/19/21 – for Non-Compliance with EO 21-29

DAS reported today 778 OSP members are associated to the Oregon State Police Officer’s Association (OSPOA).  As of 10/19/21, OSPOA and the State of Oregon have not entered into an agreement regarding EO 21-29.

11 OSP employees are categorized as OSPOA membership and on Administrative Leave. 

  • Those 11 OSP members are valued employees and are working through the process with our agency to determine next steps.  The primary goal from the onset of EO 21-29 was to protect people, and this includes our valued members.  Each of these members have taken steps to comply with the EO and we will be working directly with them and their OSPOA leadership to remedy the situation.
  • 10 are sworn OSP members and 1 is a professional staff member

Number  of OSP Employees Non-OSPOA membership Utilizing the Grace Period as outlined in LOA/DAS Policy as of 10/19/21 – “In the Vaccination Process”

10 – Ten OSP members are exercising the option to either remote work (if appropriate and available), utilize personal leave banks or leave without pay status as they transition through the “In the Vaccination Process” period.

Number of OSP Employees that Resigned in Response to EO 21-29  

 4-Two professional staff and two sworn members cited EO21-29 at the time their resignations were submitted. 

*“Fully Vaccinated”: Means having received both doses of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or one dose of a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine and at least 14 days have passed since the individual’s final dose of COVID-19 vaccine.  This process must have occurred on or before October 18, 2021, as outlined in EO 21-29. 

** “Pending Review Status”: Means an OSP employee has submitted in writing a request for either a Medical or a Religious Exception.  The OSP Complex Leave team has not reviewed or processed these requests as of 10/19/21.  Those employees categorized as “Pending Review Status” are in compliance with EO 21-29 while in the “Pending Review Status”.

 

Fatal Crash on Hwy 26-Washington County10/19/21

On Sunday, October 17, 2021, at approximately 3:03 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 26 near milepost 48.

Preliminary investigation revealed an eastbound GMC Sierra, operated by Brian Masters (39) of Beaverton, crossed into the westbound lane and collided head-on with a Kia Soul, operated by Lisa Lawson (68) of Seaside. 

Lawson sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. The passenger in the Kia Soul, Jay Lawson (73) of Seaside, was transported to an area hospital with injuries. Brian Masters and passenger Leila Masters (36) of Beaverton, were transported to an area hospital. 

Hwy 26 was closed for approximately 4 hours. 

OSP was assisted by Washington County Sheriff’s Office,  Hillsboro Police Department, Banks Fire Department and ODOT. 

Fatal Crash on Hwy 42-Coos County10/19/21

On Monday, October 18, 2021 at approximately 12:43 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 42 near milepost 6. 

Preliminary investigation revealed an eastbound Dodge Ram, operated by Daniel Taylor (37) of North Bend, crossed into the westbound lanes and struck a Peterbilt CMV towing a loaded chip trailer, operated by Calvin Mitchell (52) of Coos Bay. 

Taylor sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. Mitchell received minor injuries. 

Hwy 42 was closed approximately 6 hours. 

OSP was assisted by Coos County Sheriff’s Department, Coquille Police Department, Coquille Fire Department, Greenacres Fire Department, Coquille Ambulance, Southern Oregon Public Safety Chaplains and ODOT. 

Fatal Crash on Hwy 99E-Clackamas County10/17/21

On Saturday, October 16, 2021 at approximately 6:49 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a three-vehicle crash on Hwy 99E at Oak Grove Boulevard. 

Preliminary investigation revealed a northbound Chevy Trailblazer, operated by Angelina Sloan (43) of Portland, rear-ended a Toyota Yaris, operated by Terry Tomaszewski (59) of Milwaukie, that was stopped at a red light. The collision caused both vehicles to slide into the intersection where the Chevy Trailblazer also collided with a westbound Saturn SUV, operated by a 17-year-old female of Milwaukie, that was proceeding through the intersection on a green light. 

A passenger in the Toyota Yaris, Mary Ring (70) of Portland, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. Sloan, Tomaszewski and the 17-old driver were all taken to area hospitals for injuries. 

OSP was assisted by Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Clackamas County Fire Department and ODOT. 

Fatal Crash on Hwy 26-Grant County10/15/21

On Thursday, October 14, 2021 at approximately 7:55 AM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a single vehicle crash on Highway 26 near milepost 152. 

Preliminary investigation revealed an eastbound Toyota Prius, operated by Janet Nevels (73) of Garden Valley, Idaho, drifted off the roadway, lost control and struck a concrete bridge structure. 

Nevels sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Hwy 26 was closed from approximately 1 hour. 

OSP was assisted by Grant County Sheriff’s Department, John Day Police Department, Blue Mountain EMT’s, Mt. Vernon Fire Department and ODOT.

Fatal Crash on Hwy 199-Josephine County10/15/21

On October 14, 2021 at about 12:55 AM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on Highway 199 at mile post 15. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that a southbound Toyota Tundra crossed the northbound lane of travel and exited the roadway at a high rate of speed. The Toyota went up an embankment and rolled at least once before coming to rest on its top. The Toyota ignited and burned completely. 

The unidentified driver suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. 

Highway 199 was closed for approximately 3 hours.

OSP was assisted by the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office, Rural Metro Fire, Oregon Department of Forestry and ODOT. 

Fatal Crash on Hwy 126E-Lane County10/12/21

On Monday, October 11th, 2021 at approximately 8:48 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a two-vehicle crash that was blocking Highway 126E near Leaburg at milepost 19. 

Preliminary investigation revealed that a Toyota 4-Runner, operated by Nathan Lee Langan (29) of Harrisburg, was traveling westbound and crossed into the oncoming lane striking an eastbound Ford F350 Pickup, operated by Richard Edwin Andrews (42) of Blue River. 

Langan sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. Andrews sustained minor injuries. 

Highway 126E was closed for approximately 3 hours. 

OSP was assisted by Lane County Sheriff’s Office, ODOT and Mckenzie Fire.

Fatal Crash on Hwy 34-Linn County10/11/21

On Sunday, October 10, 2021 at approximately 7:19 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a three-vehicle crash on Highway 34 near milepost 15. 

Preliminary investigation revealed a westbound Pontiac G5, operated by Darin Kleiven (54) of Sweet Home, crossed into the oncoming lanes and struck an eastbound Mack semi-truck, operated by JD Hawkins (26) of Lebanon. A Jeep Patriot, operated by Lynea Johnson (29) of Sweet Home, was following the CMV and was struck by debris from the crash. 

Kleiven sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased. Hawkins and Johnson were uninjured. 

Hwy 34 was closed for approximately 4 hours. Speed and weather conditions are being investigated as contributing factors to the crash. 

OSP was assisted by Lebanon Fire Department, Lebanon Police Department and ODOT. 

Source: Oregon State Police (FlashAlerts)

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