Fowler appointed as Klamath County Emergency Manager & Public Information Officer for KCSO

Fowler appointed as Klamath County Emergency Manager & Public Information Officer for KCSO

Brandon Fowler began his tenure as Klamath County Emergency Manager within the Klamath County Sheriff’s Department on September 3, 2019. Fowler assumes the position vacated by Morgan Lindsey in June 2019 when she accepted a new position at Kingsley Field.

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Missing hunter near Prospect [UPDATE Found]

Missing hunter near Prospect [UPDATE Found]

Update 9/19/19 at 10:00 AM - SAR personnel have located Short and his vehicle. He is in good condition and requires no further assistance. 

PROSPECT, Ore. - Jackson County Sheriff’s Office search and rescue (SAR) crews are searching for a missing bow hunter in the Abbott Creek area, north of Prospect. 

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Poker Fire reaches 98% containment

Poker Fire reaches 98% containment

LAKEVIEW, Ore. – Significant widespread precipitation received over the Poker fire in the last 24 hours has helped ongoing fire suppression efforts.  The Poker fire is now 98 percent contained with full containment expected on Monday, September 23, 2019. 

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Sheriff Kaber files for re-election

Sheriff Kaber files for re-election

Klamath County Sheriff, Chris Kaber filed for re-election this morning.

Kaber has been the Klamath County Sheriff since January 3, 2017. Since then he led the restructuring of the Sheriff’s Office and a long list of improvements to staffing, infrastructure, and general service to the public; all while staying within budgets approved by the Board of County Commissioners.

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Modoc NF - Fire restrictions lifted, prescribed burning to begin

Modoc NF - Fire restrictions lifted, prescribed burning to begin

ALTURAS, Calif.— The arrival of fall weather means campfires will once again be permitted on the Modoc National Forest beginning Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, when forest officials will lift the forest order implementing fire-safety restrictions. Wetter weather also means prescribed burning operations will begin soon.

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Washburn Way sidewalk project continues, workers urge children to stay out of construction zone

Washburn Way sidewalk project continues, workers urge children to stay out of construction zone

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - The City of Klamath Falls construction project on the west side of Washburn Way between Orchard Avenue and Pershing Way began 7/15/19. Improvements include installing missing sidewalk, and new curbing and travel lane reconfigurations.

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Klamath County Man sentenced to 15-months in Federal Prison for stealing missing mother's Social Security benefits

Klamath County Man sentenced to 15-months in Federal Prison for stealing missing mother's Social Security benefits

MEDFORD, Ore. - On Friday, September 13, 2019, Theodore Martin Kirk, 64, of Klamath County, Oregon, was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison and three years’ supervised release for 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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Fire restrictions lifted in SCOFMP managed forests

Fire restrictions lifted in SCOFMP managed forests

LAKEVIEW, Ore. - The South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership will be lifting Regulated Use Closures/Public Use Restrictions, dropping the Adjective Class to a Moderate, and reducing the Industrial Fire Precaution Level to a I (Closed Season) for the Fremont-Winema National Forest, Lakeview District Bureau of Land Management and Klamath-Lake District Oregon Department of Forestry lands effective Monday, September 16, 2019, at 09:30.

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Poker Fire grows to 15,000 acres due to high winds

Poker Fire grows to 15,000 acres due to high winds

Lakeview, Ore. – The Poker Fire was discovered around 11:00 AM on September 15, 2019, and has grown to approximately 15,000 acres.  Fire suppression resources are on scene actively suppressing the fire and additional resources are on order.  High winds made it difficult for fire resources to contain the fire Sunday but with the predicted rains coming firefighters are hopeful they can get some containment of the Poker Fire by Monday evening.  As of Monday morning the fire has received light precipitation.

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Dorris-Area traffic stops net illicit drugs & gun [CORRECTED]

Dorris-Area traffic stops net illicit drugs & gun [CORRECTED]

On Thursday, September 12, 2019, two deputies from the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) made two separate early morning traffic stops in the Dorris area, which resulted in the seizure of illicit drugs and one firearm. 

One enforcement action resulted in a short pursuit, a possible attempted assault with a deadly weapon with a vehicle against a deputy, and injuries to one driver who attempted to flee by jumping from a moving rental truck in motion.

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Salem Homicide suspect arrested in Klamath Falls

Salem Homicide suspect arrested in Klamath Falls

On Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at approximately, 10:07 p.m., members of the Klamath Falls Police Department and BINET, arrested Denny Herrera-Rebolledo at 810 North Eldorado Avenue, for a warrant issued in Marion County. 

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Home invasion results in Attempted Murder charge

Home invasion results in Attempted Murder charge

On Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at about 4:28 a.m., Klamath Falls Police Officers responded to 1836 Sargent Street on a reported stabbing that had just occurred.  Upon arrival, officers located a male with knife wounds.  The male victim was transported to Sky Lakes Medical Center with serious injuries.    

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Traffic stop near Klamath Falls leads to 235-month sentence to Eastern Oregon man for trafficking meth

Traffic stop near Klamath Falls leads to 235-month sentence to Eastern Oregon man for trafficking meth

PORTLAND, Ore. - Abel Lomas Murillo, 26, of Weston, Oregon, was sentenced today to 235 months in federal prison and five years’ supervised release for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine. Murillo previously pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine on April 15, 2019.

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Lone Fire reaches 87% containment

Lone Fire reaches 87% containment

The Lone Fire is now 87-percent contained and remains at 5,737 acres. Today as firefighters patrol and extinguish hot spots the primary control objective is to keep the fire within the current perimeter. There are still some smoldering fuels near the line, but this is becoming less of an issue as the vegetation is fully consumed or extinguished.

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Gopher Fire: Firefighters Continue to Focus on Improving Containment Lines

Gopher Fire: Firefighters Continue to Focus on Improving Containment Lines

PROSPECT, Ore. - Firefighters continue to focus on improving containment lines on the west and southwest flanks. The damp weather over the last several days may have opened an opportunity for firefighters to build fire line directly against or near the fire's perimeter on the south flank.

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Vehicle pursuit ends with arrest of Redmond man

Vehicle pursuit ends with arrest of Redmond man

Early Sunday morning, two Klamath County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) deputies observed a 1998 Dodge pickup operated by 22 year old Daniel Olane of Redmond, Oregon, driving recklessly in the area of Crater Lake Parkway and South 6th Street. Deputies attempted to stop the truck when Olane failed to stop. A vehicle pursuit launched at high speeds heading into the downtown area of Klamath Falls

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Lone Fire: Moving toward full containment

Lone Fire: Moving toward full containment

ALTURAS, Calif.— Fire behavior has been minimal on the Lone Fire allowing firefighters to make good progress toward full containment. Today firefighters will continue to patrol the fire area, extinguish hot spots and improve containment line.

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