Traffic Stop Leads to Major Drug Bust

ASHLAND, Ore. – Police are crediting a K9 unit with getting nearly 38 lbs. of cocaine off the streets. On Friday morning, Oregon State Police stopped a small sedan near milepost 17 on Interstate 5. According to investigators,  the trooper suspected criminal activity, so he asked the three occupants of the vehicle for permission to search the … Continue reading »

Traffic Delays Due to Collision

WHITE CITY, Ore.– One lane of each direction is closed on Highway 62, near the Veteran Facility because of a head on collision. Oregon State Police are on scene now investigating. We are waiting for a return call for more information.

Double Fatal Vehicle Crash in Mapleton

MAPLETON, Ore. — Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation into a single vehicle traffic crash that resulted in the death of two people and injuries to two others on Highway 126W, east of Florence. At approximately 7:00 a.m., this morning, local emergency responders and OSP troopers from the Springfield and Florence offices were dispatched to … Continue reading »

Body Found in Coos Bay [UPDATE]

[UPDATE: 2:45 P.M.] Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation into the death of a 52-year old Mark Fortune of Florence. Florence’s body was found in Coos Bay following an apparent accident while he worked on a lower maintenance bridge underneath Conde McCullough Memorial Bridge. According to investigators, the circumstances surrounding his death and how … Continue reading »

Truck Crash in Scottsburg Closes Hwy 38

[UPDATE 5:00 p.m]: The drive r was identified as Brian J. Neeley, age 54, from Sheridan. Neeley was cited by OSP for Careless Driving and Fail to Drive Within Lane. SCOTTSBURG, Ore. — Highway 38 at the Scottsburg Bridge near milepost 16 is still closed following a traffic crash involving a commercial truck pulling a flatbed … Continue reading »

Missing Man Found Safe

PORTLAND, Ore. — A 51-year old man who was reported missing April 21st of this year has been found. Oregon State Police, with the help of the Portland Police Bureau found Randel Jon Brown (51) at a homeless shelter in Portland. He was found on August 21st.  Brown was in good health and his family … Continue reading »

Illegal Crab Pots Recovered in Tillamook

TILLAMOOK, Ore. — Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division said it recovered over 150 illegal crab pots from two men following a three-month investigation. Troopers started investigating in December 2013 when a mandatory hold inspection was put on the ship, Valkyrie. The ship deployed commercial crab pots in the Pacific Ocean and did not … Continue reading »

Law Enforcement Honor Fallen Officers

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Tuesday, all three law enforcement agencies in Josephine County came together to remember those who have lost their life while serving their community. Oregon State Police, Grants Pass Police and the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office honored the six county officers who have died since the county was formed. Interim Chief Landis … Continue reading »

Wrong Way Driver Arrested

  GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Oregon State Police arrested 42-year old Grants Pass man, Richard Scott, today on charges of Manslaughter, DUII, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, and Reckless Driving. Scott was the man driving the wrong way on Interstate 5 on March 27th, 2014. He hit an oncoming vehicle and killed the driver, 58-year old … Continue reading »

Crab Boat Captain Cited for Pollution

CURRY COUNTY, Ore. — A commercial crab boat captain was cited by an Oregon State Police (OSP) Fish & Wildlife Division trooper for Water Pollution related to an investigation into last week’s dumping of an estimated 5,000 pounds of rotten, skinned mink carcasses into the water at the Port of Brookings in Curry County. During … Continue reading »

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