OSP on Alert for Holiday Travel

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Oregon State Police will be keeping a close eye on state highways in the next couple of weeks, looking for drivers in danger and those breaking the law. OSP troopers say Interstate 5 will see a big increase in traffic during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays and they say there’s … Continue reading »

Oregon State Police Investigate Poaching

NEAR MERRILL, Ore. — A reward is being offered for anyone with information leading to an arrest and conviction in a poaching case. Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife troopers are looking for information about a deer poaching case near Merrill. Troopers say a large deer was shot and left behind. They say someone cut … Continue reading »

Peak Season for Illegal Hunters

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — This is the time when illegal hunting is at its peak across Southern Oregon. At the Oregon State Police office in Grants Pass, game troopers work on large poaching cases every year. Right now, they anticipate their work to start picking up again. The general rifle season has ended, which means … Continue reading »

Fatal Hit-and-Run in Cave Junction

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — Family and friends say they will find the person responsible for hitting and killing two Cave Junction residents early Wednesday morning. Police say they are looking for a beige, 1980′s-style Toyota pickup truck with a camper shell, and possible front end damage. Other people in Cave Junction that NewsWatch12 spoke with … Continue reading »

Wanted Fugitive Arrested

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — A wanted fugitive is now behind bars after a late night stabbing. Oregon State Police arrested Jeffrey Mathes in the overnight hours on Tuesday in Cave Junction. OSP was originally called out to the Junction Inn Motel where they found a man with stabbing cuts on his forearms. Troopers were able … Continue reading »

Medical Marijuana Growers Targeted

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Medical marijuana growers are becoming targets for thieves. Harvest season for marijuana is over. Right now, for most growers, they are preparing their crop for distribution through drying and packaging. Oregon State Police say thieves are taking note and targeting medical marijuana grow sites. The most recent incident was over the … Continue reading »

Traffic Stop Leads to Seizure of Pot

NEAR MEDFORD, Ore. — A man from Williams was arrested west of Medford on Wednesday afternoon after an Oregon State Police trooper found marijuana inside the man’s car. Oregon State Police say a trooper stopped a Volkswagen Golf passenger car for a vehicle license violation westbound on Poorman Creek Road near West Griffin Creek Road … 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 »

Fatal Crash Near Cave Junction

NEAR CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — Just after midnight on Sunday, a 63-year-old man died in a crash east of Cave Junction. The crash happened along the 4600 block of Caves Highway. Officers found Stephen Rubins dead on scene. Investigators say Rubins drove his Buick Roadmaster off Caves Highway near milepost 5 going into a curve. The … Continue reading »

Pedestrian Killed on Interstate 5

NEAR PHOENIX, Ore. — Oregon State Police says a man died when he was hit by a semi while he tried to dash across the Interstate. The crash happened on the northbound lane outside of Phoenix around 9:15 Monday night. Oregon State Police say Omer Zvi Aaronson recently arrived in Oregon from Israel. Police said … Continue reading »

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