Category Archives: State Police

Tragedy on the mountain

This event is the first verified fatal attack by a wild cougar in the state of Oregon. Hiking was something that 55-year-old Gresham resident Diana Bober lived for. Because of her flexible schedule, she was often able to fit two or three outdoor excursions into her week. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Tragedy on the […]
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New crime lab being built in Pendleton

Oregon State Police building $1.25 million facility with expanded services. The fight to keep the Oregon State Police crime lab in Pendleton is over. Fortis Constriction Inc. of Portland began foundation work of the new lab at 612 Airport Road, directly south of the local state police command. The city of Pendleton on Aug. 31 […]
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Ex-Oregon Humane Society officers write scathing letters about animal-cruelty unit

Three former animal-cruelty investigators for the Oregon Humane Society have sent highly critical letters about their former employer to the Oregon State Police, outlining what they believe are serious lapses in the nonprofit’s investigations into people suspected of hurting animals. Source: Ex-Oregon Humane Society officers write scathing letters about animal-cruelty unit | OregonLive.com

State police halt Oregon Humane Society investigations

OSP suspends law enforcement arm of Oregon Humane Society pending probe of ex-cop’s allegations. The Oregon State Police has suspended the Oregon Humane Society’s state-sanctioned role of enforcing animal health and safety laws based on “serious” allegations. Source: Pamplin Media Group – State police halt Oregon Humane Society investigations

Ins and outs of the marijuana black market

Editor’s note: This is part of an ongoing series of articles regarding the upcoming ballot measure to sell recreational cannabis in Klamath Falls. The illegal marijuana black market is alive and well in Klamath County, according to both officials in the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office and proponents of commercial recreational marijuana legalization like businessman Ed […]
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Ramsey Canyon Fire Jumps Dozer Lines Overnight, Holding at Roadways

Firefighters are still working to contain a spreading wildfire north of Sams Valley that has prompted Level 3 ‘GO’ evacuations and now covers over 1,300 acres. Stiff afternoon winds sent flames out in all directions from the Ramsey Canyon Fire north of Sams Valley on Thursday. In a morning update, fire officials said that the […]
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Sams Valley fire declared a conflagration

Governor Kate Brown has declared the Ramsey Canyon fire, burning near Sams Valley in Jackson County, a conflagration, according to a news release from the Oregon State Fire Marshal. The declaration cleared the way for the state fire marshal to mobilize firefighters and equipment to assist local resources battling the fire. The Office of State […]
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Sex offenders in Oregon and keeping your kids safe

As parents get ready for their kids to go back to school, they are worried about their safety, especially from sexual predators.A KATU investigation found 174 predatory sex offenders with addresses inside Portland city limits. And according to the National Source: Sex offenders in Oregon and keeping your kids safe

Oregon crime labs drowning in urine samples

One day in September, a car heading down the road in Jackson County caught the attention of a law enforcement officer. The officer pulled the car over and arrested the driver on suspicion of driving while high. After providing a urine sample at the station, the driver was released with a citation and a court […]
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Delay at state autopsy lab slowing death investigations

Cause of death still unknown for Michael Hart, inmate who died in Multnomah County jail. A staffing shortage at the state’s autopsy lab is creating a log-jam for law enforcement — and delaying the completion of death investigations. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Delay at state autopsy lab slowing death investigations