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 »

Burglary Turns Into Death Investigation

  GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Behind the caution tape outside at Innovative Woodworx LLC, Oregon State Police are gathering evidence on how an attempted burglary turned into a death investigation. “It was a burglary in progress that got interrupted. At some point before officers could respond, the suspect that was inside had some sort of … Continue reading »

OSP Officer Wounded in Shooting

NEAR THE DALLES, Ore. — Parts of Interstate 84 were re-opened Thursday evening, after an officer was wounded during a traffic stop east of The Dalles. OSP reported that a trooper stopped a passenger car displaying Oregon license plates eastbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 106 for a traffic violation. As the trooper exited the … Continue reading »

OSP Investigates Trader’s Crash

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Oregon State Police was one of the first to respond to Bear Camp Road Tuesday morning.  OSP is assisting the lead agency in the case, the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office. “I don’t know if there will be any criminal charges, but I’m not involved in that,” Sergeant Proulx said. “That’ll be … Continue reading »

OSP Traffic Stop Leads to Heroin Arrests

NEAR ASHLAND, Ore. – OSP arrested two men last Friday after 30 pounds of heroin were found in their vehicle. The van, displaying California plates, was originally pulled over for speeding. After further investigation during the traffic stop the trooper discovered the drugs in the car’s trunk, worth an estimated $600,000. The two California men … Continue reading »

Father of Tased Child Speaks Out

NEAR ASHLAND, Ore. — The father of a girl with autism who was tased by an Oregon State Trooper is calling the action excessive. Oregon State Police say the action may have saved her life. The 11-year-old girl was found naked, wandering along Interstate 5 in the early morning hours. She was spotted by a … Continue reading »

Cave Junction Overnight Shooting

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — Oregon State Police troopers responded to reports of shots fired in Cave Junction overnight. Witnesses say the shooter and the victim had been drinking together in the bar and then left. A man came into a bar at the Junction Inn, claiming someone had been shot. Officers say a man claiming … Continue reading »

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