Samurai Sword Assault Suspect Arrested

BEAVERTON, Ore. — A suspect sought in connection with an assault involving a Samurai sword was arrested Thursday by Beaverton Police Department. Back in November in the Grants Pass area, Oregon State Police say 23-year-old Preston James Sweaney allegedly used a Samurai sword during an argument. Police say Sweaney caused laceration wounds to his 23-year … Continue reading »

Heroin, Gun Found in Car with Child

NEAR CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Oregon State Police have arrested two people after a trooper found a gun and heroin inside their car, along with a 4-year-old passenger. On Tuesday night, an OSP trooper pulled over a 2014 Mazda MZ6 on Interstate 5 near milepost 32 for speeding. The vehicle occupants were identified as driver … Continue reading »

Grants Pass Man Arrested Near Clackamas

NEAR CLACKAMAS, Ore. — Oregon State Police say they have arrested a Grants Pass-area man wanted on a felony warrant out of Josephine County after he attempted to elude officers in the Clackamas/Gladstone area. Friday morning, an OSP trooper stopped a 2000 Buick LeSabre four-door displaying Oregon license plates on SE 82nd Avenue near Southgate … Continue reading »

FBI Release Crime Stats For Oregon

SALEM, Ore. — Newly released FBI statistics show violent crime incidences dropped in Oregon in 2011. According to the report, violent crimes went down by 1.5% last year in Oregon, but property crimes increased by 2.5%. However, local Oregon police officials say, sometimes their numbers do not match up with what the FBI reports. For … Continue reading »

Autopsy Completed For Joseph Vavrosky

MEDFORD, Ore. — An autopsy has been completed for the Medford man who died while in police custody earlier this week, but there are no new clues as to why Joseph Vavrosky died. On Friday, the Deputy State Medical Examiner announced an autopsy showed no apparent cause of death for Vavrosky. On Tuesday night, police … Continue reading »