Category Archives: State Police

Oregon and Washington poaching ring: ‘They were doing it to kill’

In the early morning hours of Nov. 30, a trail camera hidden along a forest service road south of The Dalles snapped some routine images that would spark an two-state investigation that was anything but ordinary. The pictures showed two men exit a Toyota pickup armed with rifles, a spotlight and headlamps. Deer season was […]
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Collared wolf OR-33 shot dead in S. Oregon

A collared gray wolf known as OR-33 was illegally killed in southern Oregon, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is asking the public to help solve the crime. Source: Collared wolf OR-33 shot dead in S. Oregon | KGW.com

Psychiatric Patient Missing Near Eugene

An Oregon State Hospital psychiatric patient is missing from a facility in Junction City. Officials reported 34-year-old Peace Wickham missing on Thursday. He is not considered to be a danger to himself or others, but anyone who sees him should call 911 and not approach Wickham. Source: Psychiatric Patient Missing Near Eugene – KXL

OSP seeks help in Morrow County poaching case

The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division is asking for help identifying suspects in a Morrow County poaching case. The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division is asking for help identifying two individuals who may have been involved in poaching elk between Sept. 16-23 in Morrow County. Source: OSP seeks help in Morrow […]
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Bend OSP trooper honored for heroism in deadly museum incident

An Oregon State Police senior trooper who confronted and eventually killed a knife-wielding man who had taken a hostage at Bend’s High Desert Museum last year has received the agency’s highest award for heroism in the line of duty. Source: Bend OSP trooper honored for heroism in deadly museum incident – KTVZ

New Oregon distracted driving, hands-free cellphone law begins Oct. 1

Starting Oct. 1, drivers in Oregon can be pulled over not only texting and talking on their cellphone but also for navigating, using social media and any other “hands-on” cellphone and electronics use. Repeat offenders will face steeper fines and as much as a year in jail. Source: New Oregon distracted driving, hands-free cellphone law […]
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Holding a phone while driving means big fines starting Oct. 1

A new Oregon law bans all cell phone use while driving and could land repeat offenders in jail. Answering a text could cost you a pretty penny after Oregon’s new distracted driving law takes effect on Oct. 1. The more important thing, Oregon State Police emphasize, is it could cost you your life. That’s why […]
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Charges expected for Summer Lake wildfire

Another wildfire, this one nearby, is suspected of being human-caused. Oregon State Police are investigating a group of partygoers who shot at exploding targets on private property in July and possibly sparked the Ana Fire, which burned 6,200 acres in the Summer Lake area. “This is an ongoing investigation and OSP is the lead investigator,” […]
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Black market marijuana | Opinion |

Oregon needs to end its role as top exporter All states delight in celebrating achievements and attributes that can be described by superlatives — the longest coastline, the deepest canyon, even the biggest ball of twine. Source: Black market marijuana | Opinion | Eugene, Oregon

School safety starts with preparation

As school shootings crop up in headlines across the nation, they can make school or college feel like a scary place to send a child. To make its campuses as safe as possible for students and staff, the Lincoln County School District and Oregon Coast Community College have instituted technology, programs and procedures to minimize […]
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