I-5 Crash Involving MCSO Vehicle

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon State Police investigated a crash Sunday involving a Marion County Sheriff’s Office sport utility vehicle. Troopers say around 8:40 a.m., a MCSO marked sport utility vehicle driven by a deputy was on I-5 responding to assist officers who spotted a felony assault suspect in a field near the freeway. The deputy … Continue reading »

OSP Responds to I-84 Crash

HUNTINGTON, Ore. – Oregon State Police responded to a minor injury crash on I-84 Monday morning. Troopers say Hector Torres, 25, of Baker City was travelling westbound on I-84 when he reportedly fell asleep and drove off the highway. His vehicle rolled before coming to rest against a metal highway sign. Torres was extricated by … 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 »

Elk Poaching Investigation

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State Police is offering a reward to anyone who knows anything about who poached an elk north of Corvallis. Troopers say someone found between 250-300 pounds of wasted elk meat dumped on Oregon State University’s property on Tampico Road a couple weeks ago. Investigators say someone cut off the bull elk’s … 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 »

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 »

Number of Sex Offenders High in Oregon

EUGENE, Ore. — The number of sex offenders in Oregon is the second highest per capita in the country, according to the Office of National Statistics. Oregon State Police says the system to track sex offenders isn’t up to date because there hasn’t been enough staffing over the years to maintain the system. The main … Continue reading »

OSP Investigates Cause of 3-Car Crash

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon State Police says it’s investigating the cause of a three-car crash on McVay Highway and Fir Cove Lane Tuesday. Troopers say around 11:30 a.m. three cars were traveling northbound when one turned left into a driveway. They say the other cars couldn’t slow down fast enough, creating a domino effect and … Continue reading »

OSP Investigate Merlin Shooting

MERLIN, Ore. — Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation into a shooting Friday night. It says one person received a non-life threatening injury. OSP says around 11:30 p.m., troopers and detectives responded to the reported disturbance and shots fire at 6160 Monument Dr. Preliminary investigation indicated several adult males drove to a residence and … Continue reading »

Eugene City Prosecutor Arrested

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon State Police has confirmed that the Eugene City Prosecutor was arrested for an alleged DUII on Sunday morning. Troopers say Daniel Barkovic was pulled over for a traffic violation just after 2:30 a.m. on Valley River Drive in front of the Valley River Center. OSP says Barkovic was arrested for DUII … Continue reading »

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