Category Archives: State Police (OSP)

Oregon State Police search for person who killed elk, left it to waste in Linn County

Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division is asking for the public’s help identifying the person or people responsible for killing a cow elk and leaving it to rot in Linn County. Source: Oregon State Police search for person who killed elk, left it to waste in Linn County

Get a warrant if police want to view health records | Opinion

Law enforcement advocates would like to chip away at Oregonians’ health privacy. Source: Get a warrant if police want to view health records

Thousands Still Stuck on Columbia River Gorge Highway in a 20-Mile-Long Ice Jam

Some have gone without food, water, or bathroom breaks since the jam started on Interstate 84 some 16 hours ago. Source: Thousands Still Stuck on Columbia River Gorge Highway in a 20-Mile-Long Ice Jam

Oregon State Police troopers hand out food, fuel to drivers stuck in I-84 WB closure

Oregon State Police is handing out food and offering fuel to motorists stranded in the Interstate 84 West closure between Hood River and Cascade Locks Wednesday morning. Some drivers have been stuck in the closure for more than 16 hours. “Troopers from the Portland Area Command & The Dalles Area Command have loaded up with […]
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Inmate dies at Oregon State Penitentiary, 6th DOC inmate death in a month

A Lincoln County man imprisoned on child pornography charges died at the Oregon State Penitentiary Monday afternoon. Source: Inmate dies at Oregon State Penitentiary, 6th DOC inmate death in a month

Oregon cell phone law tough to enforce

A law passed in 2017 was supposed to get tougher on drivers distracted by cell phones and other electronic devices. More than a year later, many police officers say the law has been tough to enforce. Public records requests for the number of distracted driving citations under the new law showed many agencies have been […]
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Early In Legislative Session, Oregon’s Justice System Is Clamoring Loudest

Lawmakers have pledged to focus on schools and health care this year, but judges, public defenders, and state troopers want help, too. Source: Early In Legislative Session, Oregon’s Justice System Is Clamoring Loudest

OSP investigate hawk poaching

Oregon State Police are searching for a suspect in the shooting death of a bird of prey. On Jan. 16, Oregon State Police fish and wildlife troopers attempted to rescue a red-tailed hawk found to be behaving strangely from injuries in the Central Point area, according to an OSP news release issued Wednesday. Source: OSP […]
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Gov. Brown increases OSP funding to address low trooper levels, 170+ unidentified remains

After lobbying for more funding and ongoing news reports exposing historically low state trooper levels, DNA testing backlogs and tens of thousands of unanswered emergency calls, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is boosting funding for Oregon State Police. Over the next two years, OSP is expected to receive about $50 million in additional funding, bringing its […]
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Video of Dubai Lamborghini driver schooling Oregon State Trooper on law goes viral

A man from Dubai who’s hobby appears to be shipping his Lamborghini to North America and taking road trips posted a video of an interaction with an Oregon State Trooper earlier this month that has been viewed nearly 3 million times. In the dashcam video, posted by YouTube user “Stig’s Persian Cousin,” a state trooper […]
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