OSP Chases Down California Driver

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A 19-year old California woman was taken to the hospital for a mental evaluation after she reportedly led police on a chase in Springfield just after midnight on Sunday morning. Oregon State Police say they tried to pull the woman over for a traffic violation on South A Street and 16th, but … Continue reading »

Serious Injury Crash Closes I-5 Tuesday

SUTHERLIN, Ore. — Oregon State Police is continuing its investigation into a serious injury crash on northbound I-5, Tuesday. Troopers say around 8:50 p.m., a 1985 Dodge pickup driven by Joseph Reitmeier, 30, of Medford, was northbound on I-5 when the right rear tire blew out. The pickup spun into the center concrete divider and … Continue reading »

Jury Learns More About Cause of Death

EUGENE, Ore. — It was a new day of testimony in the double murder trial of Johan Gillette, the Eugene man charged with killing his father and his dad’s partner. On the stand Tuesday, a forensic scientist who examined blood spatter found at the crime scene. Oregon State Police forensic scientist Traci Rose testified on … Continue reading »

Log Truck Crash In Noti

NOTI, Ore. — The scene of a log truck crash in Noti is cleared after hours of traffic delays. Oregon State Police responded to a call around 11 a.m. Tuesday that a log truck travelling east bound on Highway 126 had overturned, sending logs into the road and the yard of a house. Investigators say … Continue reading »

Chase Ends in Family’s Front Yard

EUGENE, Ore. — The Hughes family had an earlier than normal start to their Saturday, after a high speed chase ended in a crash right in front of their house. “We were sleeping and it sounded like an earthquake and so we sat up and then we heard police sirens and came out here to … Continue reading »

Man Crashes into School Bus on I-5

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — A man is in custody after a bizarre incident on Interstate 5 Tuesday afternoon. Oregon State Police say the man rammed his car into a school bus and then took off his pants as he tried to get into the bus. There weren’t any kids onboard. OSP says it all started around … Continue reading »

Police Ready for New Year’s Eve Patrols

EUGENE, Ore. — Law enforcement officials say New Year’s Eve is a busy time for them, so the Oregon State Police say they’re making sure they’ll have a presence Tuesday night. OSP says last year nearly 40 percent of DUII arrests happened on January 1st. But officers won’t just be on the lookout for drunk … Continue reading »

UPDATE: Driver Runs Light in Fatal Crash

UPDATE:  Oregon State Police says the man who died in a crash outside of Junction City Friday morning ran a red light. Troopers say James Richmond, of Coos Bay, failed to stop at the intersection of Highway 99 and Highway 36. OSP says James Richmond died and his wife Barbara went to the hospital with … Continue reading »

Teen Charged With DUI In Rollover Crash

NEAR LEABURG, Ore. – Oregon State Police were called to a single car , rollover crash on the McKenzie Highway just past Leaburg early Sunday morning. Police said the driver left a friend’s house, made a wrong turn, and crashed into a ditch. The first call came in around 3:30 a.m., but police did not locate … Continue reading »

Concrete Spills Across HWY 26 in Crash

PRINEVILLE, Ore. — Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation into a crash Tuesday morning involving a concrete mixer truck. OSP says around 9 a.m., a concrete mixer truck was travelling westbound on Highway 26, when it traveled off the north side of the road. The truck struck a dirt embankment and rolled onto its … Continue reading »

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