Oregon man dead after snowmobiling accident in Northern Klamath County

Oregon man dead after snowmobiling accident in Northern Klamath County

On Saturday, March 16, at 12:30 PM, a snowmobile crash occurred calming the life of a 21-year-old man from Philomath, Oregon (residing in Corvallis, Ore.).

The crash was in a location just south of Crescent, Oregon.

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Photo Story: KCFD1 Hosts burn to learn, for student firefighters final exam [VIDEO]

Photo Story: KCFD1 Hosts burn to learn, for student firefighters final exam [VIDEO]

Today five student firefighters with Klamath County Fire District 1 received hands on training in their final exam before graduation and joining the ranks of firefighter. For several it was not their first experience battling fire but it was the first experience with KCFD1.

“Today we have a training fire, we call it a burn to learn,” says Dave Sonneman, Firefighter and Instructor for KCFD1. “We get them in there with real live fire and we see how they react.”

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Bonanza man found guilty of stealing missing mother's social security benefits

Bonanza man found guilty of stealing missing mother's social security benefits

MEDFORD, Ore. - On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, a federal jury found Theodore Martin Kirk, 64, of Klamath County, Oregon, guilty of stealing more than $30,000 in Social Security benefits dispersed in the name of his elderly mother, Nadine Kirk. Ms. Kirk has been missing since March 2010 and is presumed to be deceased.

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KFalls man arrested after assault, vehicle theft, and eluding KCSO Deputies

KFalls man arrested after assault, vehicle theft, and eluding KCSO Deputies

A construction worker flagged down a deputy near Altamont Drive and Anderson Avenue and reported that a male, driving a late model white Ford F150, was acting strangely. At approximately the same time, Klamath County 9-1-1 received a call reporting the same pickup as stolen from an address on Bisbee Avenue.

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Man Arrested by SWAT Officers After Assault and Barricade

Man Arrested by SWAT Officers After Assault and Barricade

In the early morning hours of March 12, Klamath Falls Police Officers responded to a call of a domestic violence assault in the 800 block of Mt. Whitney Street. A 43-year-old female victim and co-habitant of Michael Donnel Wilson, 32, made a call to Klamath County 9-1-1. She was found to be severely beaten and displayed facial injuries and was strangled during the assault.

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KCSO Uses new SAR equipment to locate and assist back country rider

KCSO Uses new SAR equipment to locate and assist back country rider

Last Friday, Klamath County 9-1-1 received a call reporting Darrell Blackwell, 80, was stuck in the snow on an ATV near Saddle Mountain Pit Road in the Chiloquin area. Deputies responded but was limited due to the snow depth. Klamath County Search & Rescue (SAR) was then called in to assist in locating and rescuing Blackwell.

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JCSO Seeks Help in Finding Additional Sexual Abuse Victims of Robert Ernst

JCSO Seeks Help in Finding Additional Sexual Abuse Victims of Robert Ernst

Jackson County, Ore. – Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) detectives believe a man investigated on child luring and abuse charges in Texas and in Jackson County may have more victims.  Robert Bernard Ernst, 38, formerly of Medford, has been in federal custody in Texas since the spring of 2018 after an arrest for enticement of a minor for indecent purposes.  

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Oregon Participates in Largest-Ever Nationwide Elder Fraud Sweep

Oregon Participates in Largest-Ever Nationwide Elder Fraud Sweep

PORTLAND, Ore.—Attorney General William P. Barr and U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams today announced the largest coordinated sweep of elder fraud cases in history, surpassing last year’s nationwide sweep. The cases during this sweep involved more than 260 defendants from around the globe who victimized more than two million Americans, most of them elderly.

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Structure Fire Causes $30k in Damages

Structure Fire Causes $30k in Damages

On March 6, 2019 at approx. 8:17 AM, Klamath County Fire District No. 1 responded to the report of a structure fire in a home on Derby Place.

The fire was discovered by a visiting family member and called into 911 by neighbors. Neighbor’s sprayed water on the fire through a kitchen window until fire crews arrived.

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Pedestrian Killed, CLP Closed for Hours

Pedestrian Killed, CLP Closed for Hours

On Sunday, March 3, 2019, at approximately 7:18 p.m. members from the Klamath Falls Police Department, Klamath County Sheriff’s Office and Oregon State Police responded to a call of a reported vehicle vs. pedestrian motor vehicle crash on Crater Lake Parkway north of the intersection of Pacific Terrace. 

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Head On Crash near Rocky Point Injures Two, One Critical

Head On Crash near Rocky Point Injures Two, One Critical

A two-vehicle head-on crash occurred Friday, March 1, 2019, just after 6:00 PM along Highway 140 west of Klamath Falls, Ore.

Minutes before the crash, a driving complaint had been called into 9-1-1 on a Chevrolet Silverado reportedly driving in the oncoming lane. Shortly thereafter, a second call came into 9-1-1 reporting the crash near Varney Creek Road in Rocky Point.

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Crews are Working Hard to Open ORE58

Crews are Working Hard to Open ORE58

SPRINGFIELD— ODOT crews and contractors are working at a breakneck pace today to get OR 58 open following record snowfall and hundreds of trees that fell on the road and downed power lines. The City of Oakridge, 40 miles east of the Eugene-Springfield area, has been without power stranding residents and workers since Monday morning.

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Many Oregon Highways Remain Closed Following the Latest Storm

Many Oregon Highways Remain Closed Following the Latest Storm

Following the latest series of storms, several major highways are still closed throughout Oregon. Crews from the Oregon Department of Transportation and Pacific Power have been working through the night to clear roadways.

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Damaged Amtrak is on the Move

Damaged Amtrak is on the Move

“We sincerely regret the extended delay customers on the southbound Coast Starlight experienced due to extreme weather issues,” says Amtrak Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Scot Naparstek. “With more than a foot of heavy snow and numerous trees blocking the track, we made every decision in the best interest of the safety of our customers during the unfortunate sequence of events.”

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Amtrak Damaged-Stuck in Oakridge

Amtrak Damaged-Stuck in Oakridge

In a statement from Amtrak: "On February 24, Amtrak Coast Starlight train 11 struck a tree that had fallen onto the tracks. Conditions further deteriorated with numerous track blockages from snow and fallen trees. Due to worsening conditions, area road closures and no viable way to safely transport passengers or crews via alternate transportation, Amtrak Coast Starlight train 11 was terminated at Oakridge, with no alternative transportation provided to Los Angeles."

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27 Pounds of Meth with a Street Value of $500k Seized

27 Pounds of Meth with a Street Value of $500k Seized

On February 21, 2019, officers with the Klamath Falls Police Department conducted a traffic stop with a California plated SUV on Highway 97, south of Dan O'Brien Way. During the Stop, officers developed a concern that the occupants were transporting methamphetamine inside the vehicle. Officers later gained consent to search the car for illegal drugs.

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KCSO: Porch Pirates, "Ship is Sunk" [VIDEO]

KCSO: Porch Pirates, "Ship is Sunk" [VIDEO]

On Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 2:45 pm, a citizen called 911 and reported an unknown male stole a package from the front porch of his residence located on Hope Street. The thief was described as wearing a dark jacket, dark pants and a stocking cap or beanie. He was last seen running towards Hope Street and getting into the passenger side of a dark colored SUV. It is believed that the thieves were following a delivery truck and stealing the packages when the driver left.

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