Category Archives: State Police (OSP)

Oregon Joins Effort To Better Solve Crimes Against Native Women

On some reservations, federal studies have shown women are killed at more than 10 times the national average. Confusion by law enforcement over who has jurisdiction can lead to lax pursuit of cases and insufficient data. Native American women have gone missing or been killed at alarming rates, federal and private studies show, and there […]
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Oregon has third-highest rate of open missing person cases in U.S., study says

A recent study found Oregon has the third-highest rate of open missing person cases in the U. S. The study uses information from a powerful, taxpayer-funded federal database called NamUs that’s available for police and citizens. But it turns out not all law enforcement agencies are required to use it, including ones in Oregon and […]
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Hearing Held On Oregon Crab Boat Sinking Near Newport That Killed 3 .

Three men, including the vessel’s captain, died Jan. 8 after their 42-foot crabbing boat was battered by waves near Newport, Oregon, during the lucrative but fickle Dungeness crab season. Source: Hearing Held On Oregon Crab Boat Sinking Near Newport That Killed 3 . News | OPB

Coast Guard holding hearing on Oregon crab boat sinking that killed three

The captain of a crabbing vessel that sank in high waves, killing him and two other fishermen, had methamphetamine and alcohol in his system, according to testimony Monday at the opening of a five-day U.S. Coast Guard hearing.Stephen Biernacki, 50, and crew members James Lacey, 48, of South Toms River, New Jersey, and Joshua Porter, […]
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Oregon bans camping along the Willamette River inside city limits of Eugene

SALEM, Ore. – The state has closed the banks and islands of the Willamette River to camping within the city limits of Eugene, the Oregon Department of State Lands announced Monday. “Beginning May 15, no activity is permitted on those lands between 10 p. m. and 5 a. m. Camping and fires are prohibited at […]
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Police kill cougar seen roaming around Medford

Bryan Corvacho first saw the cougar’s face, part of it visible in shadow about 10 or 15 feet from where he got out of his vehicle. It was at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday when Corvacho, the manager of the Sovana Inn, had just returned from grocery shopping for the motel’s breakfast offerings at the WinCo […]
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Oregon State Police wants to hire at least 300 troopers by 2030

Bill 2046 seeks to hire new Oregon State Police troopers to reach an average of 15 troopers for every 100,000 Oregon residents by 2030. Decades of cutbacks to state police have left Oregon with an unwanted ranking: Oregon has the second-lowest level of state troopers, better only than Florida. The agency has a little more than […]
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Suspect identified in 1997 rape case through Untested Sexual Assault Kit Project

A 56-year-old was indicted on rape charges after an untested sexual assault kit tied him to a crime from more than two decades ago. Source: Suspect identified in 1997 rape case through Untested Sexual Assault Kit Project

Oregon Lottery’s foray into sports betting finds international intrigue

The company tentatively tapped to run sports betting for the Oregon Lottery faces scrutiny as the Oregon State Police vet Malta-registered SBTech. Source: Oregon Lottery’s foray into sports betting finds international intrigue

Dogs euthanized for killing sheep in W. Oregon

Authorities say two Rottweilers killed six sheep and injured eight others during an attack April 17 west of Eugene, Ore., on Fir Butte Road. The dogs’ owners, Jose Paredes and Dylan Hatch, euthanized the animals and were each cited with a Class A violation of Lane County’s dangerous dog code. They face fines of $450 and […]
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