Fatal Accident Closes Clear Lake Road

UPDATE: The names of the people involved in the fatal crash on Clear Lake Road in Eugene have been released. The driver of the SUV who died at the scene was Patricia L. Morgan, 57, from Junction City. The ambulance driver was firefighter/EMT-I Jason Lockett, 26, and in the rear of the ambulance was fire … Continue reading »

Man Arrested for Setting House Fire

VIDA, Ore. — A 19-year-old man is behind bars for allegedly setting a fire in his home early Sunday morning. Oregon State Police arrived at a home on McKenzie Highway after receiving a call that one of the residents had set a fire in the bathroom.  One of the homeowners was able to extinguish the … Continue reading »

Wanted Cottage Grove Man Arrested

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — A wanted felon from Cottage Grove was caught by Oregon State Police after trying to flee from troopers Sunday night. Troopers say they tried to stop a reported stolen truck on Highway 26 near John Day. The driver, Douglas Gene Williams, 41, of Cottage Grove, failed to stop and turned onto … Continue reading »

Driver Killed in HWY 22 Crash

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon State Police is investigating a crash Tuesday afternoon that resulted in the death of a man. Troopers say around 2:45 p.m. a commercial truck pulling a flatbed trailer, driven by Scott Olsen, 56, of Everett, was turning eastbound onto Highway 22. Before Olsen completed the turn, a pickup truck travelling west … Continue reading »

Crash Sparks Brush Fire

ALBANY, Ore. — Oregon State Police say a driver fell asleep at the wheel and then started a brush fire Monday afternoon. Troopers say Joseph Bagg fell asleep on Highway 20. His car ran off the road and hit a power pole. Sparks from the live wires then ignited a brush fire. Bagg wasn’t hurt, … Continue reading »

Fatal Crash on Highway 6 near Tillamook

TILLAMOOK, Ore. — Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation into a single-vehicle crash Sunday morning. OSP troopers say around 8 a.m. a Jeep was travelling westbound on Highway 6 near milepost 6 when it left the highway, struck a tree and rolled down an embankment into the Wilson River. Two anglers heard the crash … Continue reading »

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Bust

ONTARIO, Ore. – Oregon State Police arrested two men Thursday after discovering drugs concealed in their car. Troopers say around 8:30 a.m. a car was stopped on Goodfellow Street for an equipment traffic violation. During the traffic stop, the trooper, assisted by an OSP drug detection canine, discovered 37 pounds of marijuana in two large … Continue reading »

OSP Investigates EPD Employees

EUGENE, Ore. – New details are being released in the investigation of three Eugene Police Department employees, dating back to March 15. Oregon State Police seized a number of potentially incriminating items that two employees allegedly kept in their desks. According to an affidavit filed in Lane County Circuit Court, detectives found a number of … Continue reading »

Two Injured in Motorcycle Crash

ROSEBURG, Ore. – Oregon State Police says a couple was seriously injured after their motorcycle traveled off the road and crashed Saturday. Troopers say around 8 p.m. a motorcycle was travelling westbound on Highway 138E near milepost 56, when it went off the highway and struck a tree stump. The driver Kenneth Minshew, 57, of … Continue reading »

OSP Seizes 30 Lbs. of Heroin

ASHLAND, Ore. – Oregon State Police arrested two men Friday morning after finding 30 pounds of heroin in their vehicle. OSP says around 7:30 a.m. a senior trooper stopped a van along northbound I-5 near milepost 11 for speeding. During the traffic stop, subsequent investigation found approximately 30 pounds of heroin concealed inside the van’s … Continue reading »

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