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  1. Motorcycle Fatal Crash on Highway 6 in Tillamook County (Photo)

    On August 16, 2017 at approximately 12:55 PM, Oregon State Police troopers responded to a serious injury crash occurred on SR Highway 6 near milepost 31.5. The female rider, identified as Janene Tailleur, 49, from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada was pronounced deceased at OHSU the evening of August 16, 2017.

    The investigation of the crash revealed the 2013 Kawasaki motorcycle driven by Tailleur was eastbound when Tailleur lost control of the vehicle on a curve to the right. The motorcycle went over onto its right side and slid across the centerline into the westbound lane of travel. The motorcycle and rider were struck by a westbound 2014 Ford F150 pickup driven by Eric Kading, age 33, from Portland. Other occupants of the pickup were Laura Kading, age 31, from Portland, and the Kadings' two juvenile children.

    Tailleur was transported from the scene by air ambulance to OHSU in Portland with serious injuries. None of the occupants of the Ford pickup were injured. Tailler was pronounced deceased at OHSU.

    Troopers from the Tillamook, North Plains and St. Helens offices responded to the scene and assisted with the investigation. Tillamook Fire and Rescue and Banks Fire and Rescue assisted OSP.
  2. Oregon State Police Seeks Public Assistance in Douglas County Poaching Case (Photo)

    The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public's help to identify the person(s) responsible for the unlawful killing of a cow elk in Douglas County.

    On the morning of August 13th, 2017, OSP was notified of a dead cow elk southeast of the Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area. The animal was located near the intersection of Deans Creek Road and Johanneson Creek Road. An OSP Fish and Wildlife Trooper responded and found the dead elk in an open field approximately 75 feet from Deans Creek Road. The animal had been shot and the majority of it was left to waste. Investigation revealed the elk was most likely shot on or around Friday, August 12th, 2017 during the late evening hours.

    A reward of up to $500 is offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case. The reward is comprised of $500 from the Oregon Hunters Association Turn-In-Poacher program.

    Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact OSP Trooper Jay Evans through the Turn in Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or 541-900-0447. (Case # SP17288134) (Email - Information may be kept anonymous.

    Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators

    Poaching wildlife and damaging habitats affects present and future generations of wildlife, impacts communities and the economy, and creates enforcement challenges.

    The Turn-In-Poachers (TIP) reward is paid for information leading to the arrest/conviction of person(s) for the illegal possession, killing, taking, and/or waste of deer, elk, antelope, bear, cougar, wolf, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose, furbearers and/or game birds.

    TIP rewards can also be given for the illegal taking, netting, snagging, and/or dynamiting of salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, and/or large numbers of any fish listed in Oregon statute as a game fish.

    In addition, a reward may be issued for information that results in an arrest/conviction of a person who has illegally obtained Oregon hunting/angling license or tags. People who "work" the system and falsely apply for resident licenses and/or tags are not legally hunting and/or angling and are considered poachers.

    Increasing damage to wildlife habitat by off-road vehicles prompted the Oregon Hunters

    Association (OHA) in 2009 to create the Natural Resources Reward Program that offers a $300 reward for information leading to the arrest of anyone causing natural resources damage by the illegal use of motorized vehicles and is similar to its highly successful TIP program.

    * $1,000 Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat and Moose

    * $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope

    * $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf

    * $300 Habitat Destruction

    * $100 Game Fish and Shellfish

    * $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl

    * $100 Furbearers

    How to Report a Wildlife and/or Habitat Law Violation or Suspicious Activity:

    TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 (24/7)

    TIP E-Mail: (Monitored M-F 8:00AM - 5:00PM)

    (Please use the TIP Hotline for Weekend and Evening Reporting)
  3. OSP, partner agencies pursue suspect vehicle south of Wilsonville following rest-stop contact; two flee, one escapes after crash; tips sought (Photo)

    At approximately 3:12 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, an Oregon State Police Trooper made contact with a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse at the Baldock rest area just south of Wilsonville suspicious activity. The trooper was investigating alleged public indecency.

    During contact, the female driver exited the vehicle. Then the male suspect -- later identified as Joshua R. Blackwood, 22, of Shoreline, WA -- moved to the suspect vehicle's driver seat. The female then reportedly jumped back in the car, and the two suspects fled the scene.

    Oregon State Police pursued, and were soon joined in the chase by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) patrol deputies and deputies contracted to the Wilsonville Police Department.

    At approximately 3:23 a.m., Blackwood crashed the vehicle near milepost 276 on Interstate 5 southbound. Blackwood then fled the vehicle on foot, heading westbound. The female passenger also bailed out of the vehicle and fled to the southwest.

    At 3:51 a.m., police captured the female subject: identified as Ashley M Cochrane, 21, from Lake Stevens, Washington. Her case will be presented to a grand jury at a future date. However, police were unable to locate Blackwood. The Oregon State Police is seeking tips from the public. Cochrane is a known girlfriend of Blackwood and they are likely together.

    Blackwood is wanted in Washington but the warrants are not serviceable in Oregon. Reportedly, Blackwood spent several months on Washington's most wanted list. He is known to steal vehicles is Washington. Attached are photos obtained from both Blackwood and Cochrane's Facebook pages.

    Joshua R. Blackwood is identified as follows:
    - White male
    - 22 years old
    - 5'7"
    - 140 lbs.
    - Blue eyes
    - Blond hair
    - Last seen wearing shorts with no shirt or shoes
    - Tattoo of seattle Syline on R. Forearm
    - Tattoo "Family" on left side of neck under ear

    If anyone sees Blackwood they are urged to call the Oregon State Police Northern Command Center at 800-452-7888 or 911 DO NOT Approach Blackwood

    The following charges are pending aganst Blackwood and this morning events:
    - Assualt on a public safety officer
    - Hit and Run
    - Attempt to Elude
    - Reckless Drive
    - PCS
    - Crminal Mischief

    CCSO deputies searched the area the help of the CCSO Aviation Unit and K9 units from Clackamas and Tigard PD. Marion County Sheriff's Office deputies also responded to assist in the search.
  4. ***Update #2 ** Audubon Society Offers Additional Reward Money for Illegal Killing of Bald Eagle -Washington County

    *** Update #2
    The Audubon Society is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to a conviction of the person or persons responsible for the illegal killing of a Bald Eagle on or around June 27th 2017. This is in addition to a $1,000 reward offered by the Oregon Hunters Association Yamhill Chapter, a $1,000 reward offered by the Oregon Hunters Association Tualatin Valley Chapter, and $1,000 reward offered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

    Oregon State Police ask that anyone with information about the case contact:
    Senior Trooper Mike VanRenterghem at 1-800-452-7888 or the
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at 503-682-6131.

    Below are the previous releases from the Oregon State Police related to this case:



    News Release from Oregon State Police
    Posted on FlashAlert: June 28th, 2017 5:16 PM
    Downloadable file: IMG958265.jpg

    On June 28, 2017 at about 10:15 AM, Oregon State Police responded to the area of Old Highway 47 and Looking Glass Drive, which is north of the town of Gaston, for a report of an injured Bald Eagle. The injured Bald Eagle was initially reported last week, but was able to fly away and could not be captured. This morning, Oregon State Police located the injured Bald Eagle after following it through thick brush, a knee deep swampy marsh area and a short distance through a field before it was finally captured. The injured Bald Eagle was taken to the Audubon Society where it was evaluated and determined that its injury was likely caused by a gunshot wound.

    Oregon State Police and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are asking the public for any information that may lead to a person(s) involved in this incident. Please refer calls for this case to Senior Trooper Mike VanRenterghem or Trooper Tayler Jerome at phone number 1-800-452-7888(Case Number SP17221814) or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services at 503 682-6131
    Contact Info:

    Sergeant Yvette Shephard
    Public Information Officer
    Oregon State Police

    Media Email:
    Media Phone (Cell) 541-419-8843

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    Twitter: @ORStatePolice
    Facebook: @ospsocial
  5. Death Investigation- Grand Ronde- ** Update #2 on Investigation Status *** (Photo)

    ***UPDATE #2***
    Based on the investigation conducted the information the Oregon State Police received Dayleen Crowder's death showed no evidence of foul play. The Oregon State Police is continuing to ask anyone who had seen or spoken to Crowder since the end of July to call the Northern Command Center at the below listed number.


    On August 15, 2017 at approximately 2:00 PM, Oregon State Police and emergency workers responded to report of a deceased female off highway 18 near the exit 25 overpass (Fort Hill). The female has been identified as Dayleen Kay Crowder (age 52) from Grand Ronde.

    Crowder's last known residence was in Grand Ronde at the end of July. The Oregon State Police is asking anyone who might have information or who had seen Crowder after the end of July to call the Oregon State Police Northern Command Center. Please call (800) 452-7888 and refer to case number SP17-292529. Detective Moisan is the lead detective on the case.

    Oregon State Police was assisted by Polk County Sheriff's Office, Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, ODOT, Polk County Animal Control, and Polk County District Attorney's Office.


    The Oregon State Police and local Polk County agencies are conducting a death investigation off highway 18 near milepost 25 (Fort Hill area). The overpass 25 is closed at this time to help investigtors. There is no known threat to public safety. We will release information as it becomes available.