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.
During the course of a subsequent investigation, officers developed probable cause for the arrest of Rayven Tequoi Lotches, 19.
Officers determined Lotches removed a screen, opened a closed window, and unlawfully entered the victim’s residence. Lotches stabbed the victim a number of times. Prior to entering the residence Lotches attempted to burn down the residence. Lotches gathered combustible material, placing the material next to the residence.
Lotches was unsuccessful igniting the material, then fled the scene on foot.
There is no indication Mr. Lotches knew the victim.
KFPD Officers were again called to the area at approximately 6:30 a.m. A female victim reported a male subject in the area attempting to break into vehicles. Officers located the male subject a short time later, and identified the male as Rayven Lotches.
Lotches was delusional and appeared to be under the influence of methamphetamine at the time of contact. Lotches was arrested without incident, transported to Sky Lakes Medical Center, and then lodged at the Klamath County Jail.
At this time, the incident is still under investigation. If you have information regarding this case please contact the Klamath Falls Police Department at 541-883-5336. Anonymous information can also be left on the Klamath Falls Police Tip Line at 541-883-5334.
Rayven Tequoi Lotches (DOB 12/24/99), Transient
Attempted Arson I
Attempted Unlawful Use of a Weapon
Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle.
Press release provided from the Klamath Falls Police Department.