Category Archives: State Police

Pendleton teen gets jail, loses hunting license for poaching

Oregon State Police used a Pendleton teen’s own digital images to help put him in jail for poaching multiple game animals in 2017. The crimes also cost Joseph Reid St. Pierre, 18, his hunting license for life. Source: Pendleton teen gets jail, loses hunting license for poaching – Local News – East Oregonian

Accidents on U.S. Highway 30 more prevalent near eastern Astoria

Five miles of 26-mile stretch saw 36 percent of accidents. Many people familiar with the eastern entrance to Astoria experienced a nagging sense of remorse in late April. Doug Morgan, 54, of Knappa, was killed while driving westbound on U.S. Highway 30 when a Chevrolet Tahoe crossed the centerline and collided head-on with his Toyota […]
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State police at ‘breaking point’ with drop in troopers on patrol, superintendent says

The Oregon State Police superintendent is already making plans to ask lawmakers next year for money to pay for more troopers as part of an estimated $64 million proposal to put more cops on the state’s highways over the next decade. Superintendent Travis Hampton said this week he’ll ask the Legislature in the 2019 session […]
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On eve of holiday weekend, drivers urged to take it easy

No offense motorists, but the Oregon State Police doesn’t want to see you this weekend. With highways expected to be busy during the Memorial Day weekend, OSP on Thursday urged motorists to avoid the five things that lead to most fatal accidents: Speeding, not wearing seat belts, not staying in lanes, impaired driving and distracted […]
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Williams claims need for pot data from state

U.S. Attorney says federal resources will be focused on overproduction of cannabis, diversion across state lines and threats to public health and safety posed by the drug. Oregon’s top federal prosecutor reiterated on Friday that his office still lacks critical information about the scope of illegal diversion of marijuana out of state. Source: Pamplin Media […]
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Police kill black bear in Gresham neighborhood

Lack of tranqulizer gun leaves officers with few options in early Friday morning encounter. Police say they were forced to shoot and kill a black bear that was wandering through Gresham neighborhoods early Friday morning. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Police kill black bear in Gresham neighborhood

New state law bans taking archaeological objects from public lands

Oregon State Police reminded the public Thursday abut a new state law that prohibits removing archaeological objects from public lands without a permit. Senate Bill 144, passed by the 2017 Oregon legislature, took effect on Jan. 1. Source: New state law bans taking archaeological objects from public lands

‘A demented social club’: Poachers slaughtered hundreds of animals in Pacific Northwest for ‘the thrill,’ police say

Footage from the suspects’ cellphones helped unravel the carnage, authorities say. t started when state officials wanted answers about the headless deer turning up in the Oregon wilderness east of Mount Hood. “Nearly every year, it seems we have deer showing up minus their heads at the end of seasons,” Craig Gunderson, a senior trooper with the […]
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Dozens More Charges Filed In Probe Of Oregon, Washington Wildlife Poaching Ring

Prosecutors in Oregon have filed more than a hundred charges in an investigation of wildlife poaching that has spanned state lines and allegedly left dozens of animals shot illegally and sometimes left to rot. The Wasco County District Attorney’s office charged 11 people with misdemeanor wildlife crimes in that county Tuesday. Some of those charged […]
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Authorities remove arrows from impaled deer 

Authorities have removed arrows from the head and body of a pair of deer in the Shady Cove area, according to the Oregon State Police. Source: Authorities remove arrows from impaled deer |