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  1. Fish and Wildlife Troopers Seek the Public's Help in an Eagle Poaching Case - Curry County (Photo)

    On March 20, 2017, an OSP Fish and Wildlife Division Trooper responded to a report of a Bald Eagle that had been killed and dumped at the mouth of the Winchuck River near Brookings. The Bald Eagle's talons had been cut off and illegally taken. An examination of the Bald Eagle showed no sign of visible injuries that would have led to the death of the bird. The taking of the Eagle's talons without a permit is a violation of the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act of 1940. Penalties under the Act can include jail time and a fine of $100,000 or more, depending on the circumstances. Bald Eagles are also protected under Oregon's Wildlife Laws.

    Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Senior Trooper Paul Rushton at the number listed below. It should be noted that this incident is unrelated to another press release where an OSP Trooper helped rescue two injured Bald Eagles in the Brookings Area.

    Senior Trooper Paul Rushton: 541-531-5896

    Anyone with information regarding wildlife violations is encouraged to report the information to the Oregon State Police Turn in Poacher (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888. Information can remain anonymous.

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

    TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us (Monitored M-F 8:00AM - 5:00PM)

    (Please use the TIP Hotline for Weekend and Evening Reporting)

    Information on the T.I.P. Reward Program:

    The Oregon Hunters Association offers rewards to persons, through their T.I.P. fund, for information leading to the issuance of a citation to a person(s), or an arrest made of a person(s) for illegal possession, killing, or taking of bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose, elk, deer, antelope, bear, cougar, wolf, furbearers and/or upland game birds and water fowl. T.I.P. rewards can also be paid for the illegal taking, netting, snagging, and/or dynamiting of game fish, and/or shell fish, and for the destruction of habitat.

    In addition rewards may be paid for information leading to the issuance of a citation to a person(s), or an arrest made of a person(s) who have illegally obtained Oregon hunting/angling license or tags. People who "work" the system and falsely apply for resident license or tags are not legally hunting or angling and are considered poachers.

    Rewards:
    Bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose $1,000
    Elk, deer, antelope $500
    Bear, cougar, wolf $300
    Habitat destruction $300
    Illegally obtaining Oregon hunting or angling license or tags $200
    Game fish, shell fish $100
    Upland birds, waterfowl $100
    Furbearers $100
  2. Five Car Crash Claims the Life of a Scappoose Man Near the Sauvie Island Bridge - Multnomah County (Photo)

    On March 22, 2017, at about 9:55 a.m., Oregon State Police Troopers from the St. Helens Worksite responded to a five vehicle crash on US 30 near milepost 10.5, just east of the Sauvie Island Bridge.

    Preliminary information indicates that a red 2004 Ford Ranger pickup, operated by Lewis DEMARS, age 58, of Scappoose, was traveling eastbound on US 30 when the Ranger crossed over the centerline and into oncoming, westbound traffic. The Ranger struck a 2012 Toyota Camry, operated by Steven RICHARDS, age 46, of Vancouver, Washington, nearly head-on. The Camry began to spin and hit the side of a 2007 Kenworth dump truck, operated by Michael WILLIAMS, age 38, of Portland, which was also traveling westbound. After colliding with the dump truck, the Camry traveled across the centerline and into oncoming eastbound traffic, where it collided head-on with a 2010 Honda Fit, operated by Laurie DAVIS, age 61, of Scappoose. The Ranger continued eastbound a short distance after striking the Camry, where it crashed head-on into a 2003 GMC utility van, operated by Breckon SCOTT, age 26, of Camas, Washington, that was traveling westbound.

    DEMARS was pronounced deceased at the scene. RICHARDS, DAVIS and SCOTT were transported to Emanuel Hospital with injuries. WILLIAMS was uninjured and remained on scene.

    Both lanes of US 30 remained closed for approximately three hours while Troopers investigated the crash. Oregon State Police was assisted on scene by Portland Police Bureau, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Portland Fire and Rescue, Scappoose Fire and Rescue and Oregon Department of Transportation.
  3. ***Update - Name Release*** Fatal Crash on US Hwy 26 near Milepost 18 - Clatsop County (Photo)

    Update:

    The deceased male is Richard Franklin POLLOCK, age 44, of Ketchikan, Alaska, and his family members have been notified of their loss.

    Previously released:

    On March 14, 2017, at approximately 6:58 a.m., Oregon State Police responded to a fatal motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian on US Highway 26 near milepost 18. This incident location occurred near the city limits of Seaside.

    Preliminary investigation revealed a 2011 Subaru Legacy was traveling eastbound on US 26 near milepost 18. While traveling eastbound, the driver identified as Kathy Barnes, age 43, of Seaside Oregon, struck a male pedestrian, who was standing in the travel portion of the roadway.

    The deceased male has been identified as a 44 year old male from Ketchikan, Alaska. The name of the involved deceased male will be released pending notification of next of kin.

    OSP was assisted by Clatsop County Sheriff's Office Elsie Fire Department, MEDIX and Oregon Department of Transportation. The highway was closed for approximately 4 hours
  4. ***Update - Names Released*** Two Killed In Early Morning Interstate 5 Crash - Douglas County

    Update:

    The drivers of the vehicles have been identified and the family members have been notified of their loss.

    The driver of the Ford was identified as Brady Paul GOLLADAY, age 28, of Riddle. The driver of the Volkswagen was identified as Roman M FEDOROV, age 36, of Seattle.

    Seatbelt use has not yet been determined but it is believed alcohol consumption by GOLLADAY may be a contributing factor. No further information to be released at this time.


    Previously released:

    On March 19, 2017 at about 3AM, OSP Troopers responded to the report of a two vehicle head-on crash on Interstate 5 near milepost 124 (Roseburg).

    Preliminary investigation revealed a 2014 Ford Focus was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 at what is believed to be a high rate of speed. The Ford struck a southbound 2005 Volkswagen Jetta head-on near the 124 southbound on-ramp. Both drivers, adult males, died at the scene. There were no other occupants in the vehicles.

    OSP was assisted by Roseburg Police, Roseburg Fire and the Oregon Department of Transportation. Interstate 5 was reduced to one southbound of travel until 6AM.

    The names of the drivers will be released once the next of kin notifications have been made. This is a preliminary release, more information will released later today.
  5. Fish and Wildlife Troopers Cite Winston Man in Black Tail Deer Poaching Case - Douglas County (Photo)

    The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division executed a search warrant early Sunday morning, concluding a year and half long investigation into the unlawful take of several black tail deer. Oregon State Police Troopers from the Albany and Roseburg area served a search warrant at a Winston address, where three sets of trophy black tail buck antlers and a center fire rifle were seized as evidence. David Barton, 28, of Winston, was cited and released on three counts of unlawful take/possession of buck deer. The search warrant was stemming from an investigation that showed Barton had killed several deer without any deer tags and was exceeding bag limits.

    A violation of any provision of the wildlife laws (such as the unlawful take of deer), or any rule adopted pursuant to the wildlife laws, is a Class A misdemeanor if the offense is committed with a culpable mental state in Oregon. If convicted, a person can be charged with the maximum penalty of $6250, have their hunting privileges suspended and forfeit weapons or other items used in the commission of the crime(s).

    Anyone with information regarding wildlife violations is encouraged to report the information to the Oregon State Police Turn in Poacher (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888. Information can remain anonymous.

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

    TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us (Monitored M-F 8:00AM - 5:00PM)

    (Please use the TIP Hotline for Weekend and Evening Reporting)

    Information on the T.I.P. Reward Program:

    The Oregon Hunters Association offers rewards to persons, through their T.I.P. fund, for information leading to the issuance of a citation to a person(s), or an arrest made of a person(s) for illegal possession, killing, or taking of bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose, elk, deer, antelope, bear, cougar, wolf, furbearers and/or upland game birds and water fowl. T.I.P. rewards can also be paid for the illegal taking, netting, snagging, and/or dynamiting of game fish, and/or shell fish, and for the destruction of habitat.

    In addition rewards may be paid for information leading to the issuance of a citation to a person(s), or an arrest made of a person(s) who have illegally obtained Oregon hunting/angling license or tags. People who "work" the system and falsely apply for resident license or tags are not legally hunting or angling and are considered poachers.

    Rewards:
    Bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose $1,000
    Elk, deer, antelope $500
    Bear, cougar, wolf $300
    Habitat destruction $300
    Illegally obtaining Oregon hunting or angling license or tags $200
    Game fish, shell fish $100
    Upland birds, waterfowl $100
    Furbearers $100