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SALEM, Ore. - City, county, state, tribal, and university law enforcement agencies around Oregon are looking to fill more than 500 vacancies over the next year that are expected due to retirements. In fact, more than 1,000 currently employed police, corrections and parole and probation officers and 9-1-1 ...
If a cougar attacks livestock, Oregon law allows the landowner to kill the cougar, through a wide variety of means. No permit or permission is required, but the landowner must report the death to Oregon State Police. In the last five years, an average of 165 cougars were killed each year for the “damage” ...

Oregon State Police say a Gresham man has died after experiencing a "medical emergency" while driving near the city limits of Estacada. Logan Richard O'Brien, 27, was pronounced dead at the scene after his blue 2000 Jeep Cherokee flipped several times and landed approximately 100 feet away from ...
The Oregon State Police bomb squad was called in to remove the grenade, and the area was reopened just before noon. The squad determined the grenade wasn't live. No investigation is planned. Mishap at drone range ignites a fire — Firefighters extinguished a small fire at a Pendleton drone range.
East Park at the Baker Park entrance was also closed, along with the Grants Pass Parkway southbound at M Street. The Oregon State Police bomb squad was deployed to the area and eventually removed the device. Police said they determined grenade was real, but was rendered inert and wasn't a threat.
A driver traveling the wrong way down Interstate 5 near Lake Oswego was critically injured early Friday after she clipped the side of one tractor trailer and smashed head-on into another, Oregon State Police said. Sydney Lopez Martinez, 25, was airlifted to OHSU Hospital following the wild crash that also ...

A head-on crash killed a Bend man early Sunday morning on U.S. Highway 97. (Oregon State Police/Submitted photo) 7303254. View larger image. A- A+. The Oregon State Police have released the names of two drivers involved in a fatal, head-on car crash early Sunday morning on U.S. Highway 97 2 ...
Oregon State Police arrested a man they say led troopers on a chase in Springfield Friday afternoon. Police say they tried to stop a Blue Dodge Charger on Highway 126 East, but the driver failed to stop and sped off travelling about 92 mph in heavy snow. The trooper did not attempt to chase the man. About an hour later, ...
Owners would be required to do one of five things if passed: Remove the weapon from the state, sell it to someone out of state, surrender it to Oregon State Police, render it “permanently inoperable,” or register it with Oregon State Police. If a person is found in violation they could face a felony charge.
i spoke with danielle tudor-- a rape survivor and activist, who says she's proud of the changes our state has made to address the issue of untested rape kits. just a few years ago, oregon state police said there were over 5000 kits waiting to be tested, now there are almost 1000 left to be tested. [d8]rape kits ...
Interstate 5 has reopened near Woodburn after being closed for about 50 minutes Wednesday due to a suspicious item that Oregon State Police describe as plastic wrap shaped as a box and tied at the top with a parachute cord. The roadway was closed southbound around 2:40 p.m. after someone ...
Hand said Spring Break is the typical beginning of vacation travel in Oregon and across the United States. In addition to increased travel by passenger vehicles, US Highway 97 is also heavily used by commercial motor vehicle traffic. OSP also said all travelers, anxious to get to their destinations, often ...
A motorcyclist died in a crash on State Round 365 in Umatilla County Tuesday, Oregon State Police said. The crash occurred around 2:15 p.m. near milepost 12, which is the Interstate 84 overpass in Umatilla County. According to police, 40-year-old Jason Wesley Blankenship, from Stanfield, was riding a Harley Davidson ...
SALEM — A backlog of rape kits in Oregon is a year away from being eliminated following the passage of a state law mandating quicker testing, officials say. The kits collect biological material following reported sex crimes. In 2015, the Oregon State Police said it had a backlog of more than 5,600. In 2016 ...
If passed, Oregon Initiative 42 would only allow owners to keep their assault weapons and large capacity magazines if they register them with Oregon State Police. If the initiative goes into effect, anyone who owns an assault weapon or large capacity magazine will be required to remove them from the state, sell the items, ...
NYSSA — State police are asking the public to help solve a crime of wasted snow geese. According to a news release from Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division in Ontario, seeks to find the person(s) responsible for the wasting of several Snow Geese that were discovered on private property south ...
Oregon State Police are asking for the public's help in apprehending whoever killed several snow geese in rural Malheur County and left the birds to waste. On March 12, a trooper responded to call about the animals on private property near the town of Nyssa on Oregon's eastern border. The officer found ...

Oregon State Police began receiving reports of bags hanging from the bridge at about 10:30 a.m. Monday. Witnesses told troopers a man tied a couple backpacks to the bridge railing and left them dangling on a rope about 15 feet below the deck. The bags were near a bridge support on the Oregon side. "Coming up on the ...
Police are urging drivers to slow down, be extremely cautious when passing other vehicles and watch for traffic signs alerting of road conditions. As Spring Break and the summer travel season begins, traffic is expected to be heavy and slow along many parts of the Oregon Coast and law enforcement ...
Authorities reopened a bridge between Longview, Washington and Rainier, Oregon, that had been shut down for hours because of suspicious ... Oregon State Police say that authorities responded at about 10:20 a.m. Monday to reports of a man lowering backpacks from the bridge over the Columbia River.
Oregon State Police say a missing Oregon State University student and her boyfriend have been located and are no longer considered endangered. Kiara Wick, 23, of Milwaukie, and 20-year-old Jacob Eveler, of Philomath, were last seen at around 2 a.m. Friday morning in Tebeau Hall on Oregon State's ...
The family members in-turn told Oregon State Police that the couple had been contacted. "Both families would like Kiara Wick and Jacob Eveler to know they are loved and want them to return home. They also want to thank the media for sharing the story and caring for the well-being of Wick and Eveler," state police officials ...
He said the Springfield Police Department, Eugene Police Department and Oregon State Police will have increased DUII patrols Saturday. Humphreys said the Springfield Police Department plans on having their regular staffing of at least six officers on their night watch in addition to two DUII patrols.
A Windom, Minn., man was killed Friday in a crash in Oregon, according to Oregon State Police. Tom Bonneville, 80, was a front passenger in a 2017 GMC Acadia that was traveling west on US Hwy. 26 in Tillamook County when a driver in a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer traveling east lost control of her ...
Oregon State Police stopped a Mexican-plated Nissan Versa on U.S. 20 east of Bend for a speed violation March 12 and netted 36 pounds of methamphetamine. During the course of the traffic stop an OSP K-9 alerted and a search was conducted. The search resulted in the seizure of the ...
Oregon State Police have identified the people involved in a deadly crash on Highway 26 in Tillamook County on Friday. OSP said a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer, driven by 18-year-old Caitlyn Potter, was going eastbound on Highway 26 near milepost 32 and lost control, sliding sideways into the westbound ...
An Arizona couple was killed Friday after one of them lost control of their vehicle in rural Sherman County and crashed into two vehicles, injuring three others, Oregon State Police said in a release. Masiel Pete, 58, of Maricopa, Arizona, was driving a black Mercedes station wagon south on U.S. Highway 97 ...
Oregon State Police looking for a missing student and her boyfriend who may be suicidal. Kiara Wick, 23, of Milwaukie, and 20-year-old Jacob Eveler, of Philomath, were last seen at around 2 am yesterday morning in Tebeau Hall on Oregon State's campus. Family members reported the two individuals ...
Oregon State Police Troopers arrested Michel Alberto Fuentes Burgos on March 12, 2018 after they discovered him driving a stolen vehicle with 36 pounds of methamphetamine in it. Photo courtesy ... Oregon State Police seized 36 pounds of methamphetamine and arrested a man during a traffic stop east of Bend Monday.
A high-ranking Oregon State Police trooper was placed on administrative leave Wednesday, the same day his wife asked for a restraining order against him, saying she feared he would shoot her. William A. Fugate, a Redmond resident, is a state police captain and a highly visible staff member who served ...
PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon State Police spokesman Capt. Bill Fugate has been placed on leave because he is the subject of a criminal investigation. Deschutes County Sheriff Shane Nelson says his office began the investigation late Tuesday after receiving an anonymous tip. Nelson provided no details ...
A chief spokesman for the Oregon State Police is under criminal investigation by a local law enforcement agency, authorities said Thursday. The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office launched an investigation into Capt. Bill Fugate after it received an anonymous call through the county's 911 dispatch center ...
TALENT, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon State Police trooper was dragged down Interstate 5 when a suspect fled a traffic stop that netted a brick of cocaine. The OSP says 24-year-old Giovanni Dante White jumped back into his car while a drug-sniffing dog was searching it and fled. The Mail Tribune reports ...
This log includes incidents in which there might have been a public disturbance or a risk to the public. Information comes from the Corvallis Police Department and the Oregon State Police. It does not include all calls for service. The status of incidents might change after further investigation. Locations are ...
Police are trying to locate the driver of a red pickup involved in a hit-and-run crash on icy Interstate 84 near The Dalles. Oregon State Police responded to the collision just west of The Dalles Dam at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Investigators said the driver of a Dodge Ram lost control in the icy conditions, struck ...
(AP) - An Oregon State Police trooper was dragged down Interstate 5 when a suspect fled a traffic stop that netted a brick of cocaine. The OSP says 24-year-old Giovanni Dante White jumped back into his car while a drug-sniffing dog was searching it and fled. The Mail Tribune reports Thursday that the ...
Newell was fatally injured in the head-on crash and pronounced dead at the scene by first responders. Jakovic was taken to hospital with serious injuries, which reportedly include a broken leg that required surgery. Neither occupant was intoxicated and both were wearing seat belts, state police said, noting ...
COOS BAY — With the potential for poor weather and hazardous road conditions in the next several days Oregon State Police are reminding motorists to travel safely. Expect the unexpected. Be informed and prepared when traveling on any of our highways. When traveling anywhere, plan ahead and take ...
Oregon State Police officials are searching for a man who attempted to kidnap a 20-year-old woman on Interstate 5 early Thursday morning. A woman who ran out of gas was waiting for her father next to her disabled car on Interstate 5 southbound near the Market Street on-ramp when an unknown man ...
Oregon State Police has launched a new non-emergency cellphone dispatch number, *OSP (star 677). It is designed to be a quick and easy-to-remember way for the public to report traffic safety situations, highway hazards or obstructions, minor crashes and requests for assistance with a mobile phone.
PLEASANT HILL — Oregon State Police used a “chemical agent” to force a Lowell man out of a travel trailer in Pleasant Hill after a police chase Monday morning on Highway 58, according to a police news release. The chase started about 8 a.m. when a trooper spotted a 2005 Chrysler Sebring traveling ...
The family of Oregon occupation spokesman Robert "LaVoy" Finicum filed a wrongful death lawsuit in federal court against the United States, the FBI, Oregon State Police, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Oregon's governor and others on the second anniversary of his death. The complaint claims ...
A Beaverton man died in a single-car crash Thursday in Tillamook County, troopers say. Carl E. Matthews, 65, died after going off U.S. 101 near Cloverdale, the Oregon State Police said, citing an early investigation. His car, a 2005 BMW, rolled through a brushy area and came to rest upright, troopers said.
Williams also criticized a lack of information from the state, in particular an incomplete report from the Oregon State Police on a slew of marijuana-related public safety topics. A draft version of that report obtained by The Oregonian in March, detailed significant problems with the state's regulatory system, ...
HERMISTON, Oregon — Two Hermiston officers were recognized this week for their actions on November 12th, 2017, which saved the life of a local teen after he attempted suicide. On that day a local youth contacted Safe Oregon, a school safety tip line program implemented by the Oregon State Police.
A person driving a reportedly stolen vehicle sideswiped a PHOTO COURTESY: OSP - An Oregon City Police Department squad car was hit during a pickup truck and struck an Oregon City officer's squad car after eluding arrest on Wednesday, Oregon State Police said. Robert Joseph Young, 29, ...
While state officials have allocated a portion of marijuana tax revenues to public safety organizations including the Oregon State Police, the net effect on enforcement remains an open question. Moreover, can 20 Oregon Liquor Control Commission marijuana enforcement specialists adequately police ...
pickup truck and struck an Oregon City officer's squad car after eluding arrest on Wednesday, Oregon State Police said. Robert Joseph Young, 29, of Milwaukie, was arrested for attempting to elude, reckless endangering, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and failure to perform duties of driver. The 2017 ...
Oregon State Police said at 3:50 p.m., an Oregon City Police Department officer attempted to stop a black 2017 Audi SUV for not stopping at a red light and switched license plate. The driver of the Audi, Robert Joseph Young, 29, of Milwaukie, attempted to elude the officer going northbound on Highway 99E ...
One of the suspects, 22-year-old Ryan Eldred, has been in Josephine County Jail since November. Another suspect, 19-year-old Damian Atwood was arrested Tuesday. "Our Criminal Investigation Detectives were in Josephine County following up on other cases." Said Oregon State Police sergeant Jeff ...


 

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