Category Archives: State Police (OSP)

62 veterinarians seek probe into killing of bobcat at Ore. school

Dozens of veterinarians from across Oregon have petitioned Gov. Kate Brown to investigate the killing of a bobcat by Oregon State Police after the animal found its way into a Eugene school building last month. The president of the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association had already questioned the use of blunt force trauma to kill the […]
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Police seeking person that illegally shot bald eagle in southern Oregon

Oregon State Police want the public’s help to find the person responsible for illegally shooting a bald eagle in southwest Oregon. Police said they responded to Lower Cow Creek — southwest of Roseburg — and found the deceased eagle on Thursday. Source: Police seeking person that illegally shot bald eagle in southern Oregon

Oregon State Police investigate Salem travel agent amid complaints

Customers of a Salem travel agency claim the owner failed to properly book their trips, leaving them without accommodations and, in one case, without airplane tickets to get home from Japan. In 13 complaints filed with the Oregon Department of Justice, customers say the agency owes them more than $77,500. Source: Oregon State Police investigate Salem travel […]
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Lane County wants state to instigate homeless death count

Multnomah County was able to create a process to account for people who died while homeless and just released its eighth report. Horrific, unusual and public deaths of people who are homeless force the community, policymakers and activists to pay attention. Source: Lane County wants state to instigate homeless death count – News – The […]
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The High Cost Of Dissent In Grant County

A career police officer claims to be the latest target of an activist sheriff. Source: The High Cost Of Dissent In Grant County

Oregon State Police have new vehicle design

Q: I saw a gray Oregon State Police car and then a gray Oregon State Police SUV on I-5 recently. Is the gray color so they blend in and have a better chance of catching speeding drivers? A: OSP began rolling out new silver vehicles in December 2017. They are gradually replacing OSP’s traditional dark […]
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‘The public is finally getting to know the truth’ about breath tests, local lawyer says

Each year in Oregon there are thousands of DUII arrests. But what if some of those drivers weren’t actually drunk? According to a new investigation by the New York Times, it’s possible. “Hallelujah. Now the public is finally getting to know the truth,” Defense lawyer John Henry Hingson said. Hingson is a defense attorney in […]
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News Roundtable | Apples & Tariffs | Missing Persons  – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Richard Blaine has been an apple farmer for over 40 years, but the last 5 years have been so challenging, he recently had to declare bankruptcy. OPB business reporter Kate Davidson recently profiled the Blaines and their struggles with global trade, weather and tariffs. Sixteen-year-old Doug Faoa went missing on October 10 and was found miles away on […]
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State dismantles illegal vape oil operation near Dexter

State and federal officials discovered and shut down an illegal marijuana processing operation in rural Lane County, regulators said Thursday. Source: State dismantles illegal vape oil operation near Dexter – oregonlive.com

More than 200 lbs. of marijuana extract, counterfeit vape cartridges seized from property near Dexter

More than 200 pounds of cannabis extracts and items related to the manufacture and sale of counterfeit vape cartridges were seized from a property near Dexter last week as part of an illegal marijuana bust. Source: More than 200 lbs. of marijuana extract, counterfeit vape cartridges seized from property near Dexter