Kaber not alone in election for Klamath County Sheriff

Kaber not alone in election for Klamath County Sheriff

Corporal Daren Krag has filed to run in the 2020 election for Klamath County Sheriff, challenging incumbent, Chris Kaber. “There are many areas that we can improve,” said Krag. “We have a strong group of individuals with great potential that will benefit from true leadership.”

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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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Investigation arrests two after purchasing $20k in merchandise with stolen credit

Investigation arrests two after purchasing $20k in merchandise with stolen credit

On Wednesday, June 12, 2019 a search warrant was executed at 1236 Owens Street, Klamath Falls, OR. The search warrant was the result of numerous investigations involving fraudulent transactions made at ten or more businesses within the community.

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KCSO: Burglary Suspects in Custody, Northern Klamath County

KCSO: Burglary Suspects in Custody, Northern Klamath County

On Friday (01/11/19) the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) began an investigation into a residential burglary in Crescent, OR which is in Northern Klamath County. One suspect was developed during the initial investigation and deputies began a search for Tylor McMahan for questioning in the crime. 

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KCSO: Suspects Arrested in Burglary from REACH

KCSO: Suspects Arrested in Burglary from REACH

On Christmas Eve (12/24/18) REACH Corporation on Maywood Drive in Klamath Falls, OR reported to have been burglarized. The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office investigated the report and determined a forced entry had occurred, many valuable electronic items, tools, keys, and two vehicles were taken during the burglary.

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Officer Involved Shooting Leaves One Dead

Officer Involved Shooting Leaves One Dead

On Saturday morning (12/29/18) at 3:56am, Klamath County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call of an assault in progress at a residence northeast of Beatty, Oregon. When officer’s arrived, the adult son of the assault victim retreated into a nearby building and refused to cooperate with the investigation. Deputies were able to contact a mental health crisis counselor who responded to the residence.

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Mail Thieves Arrested with Help from Resident’s GPS

Mail Thieves Arrested with Help from Resident’s GPS

Because of mail thefts that had occurred in the area, a Keno resident decided to install a GPS tracking device in a decoy package, and then left the package in a mailbox to see what would happen.

On Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at about 11:00 pm, the resident contacted Klamath 911 and advised dispatchers that the GPS-armed decoy package had been taken and was transmitting its whereabouts as it traveled towards Klamath Falls. Klamath County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded and conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was subsequently confirmed to be in possession of the stolen package.

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SHERIFF: KCSO Search and Rescue Volunteers Deploy to Paradise, Calif.

SHERIFF: KCSO Search and Rescue Volunteers Deploy to Paradise, Calif.

The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office supported a call for aid from Butte County, California, by sending five of its Search and Rescue volunteers to Paradise to help with the search for missing persons from the Camp Fire incident. The call for searchers came as an Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) request, which is the nation’s state-to-state mutual aid system.

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SHERIFF: Beaumont Arrested on Elude and Warrant [UPDATED]

SHERIFF: Beaumont Arrested on Elude and Warrant [UPDATED]

On 10/23/18 at approximately 4:00pm, attempts to arrest Nickolas Beaumont on outstanding felony warrants led to a pursuit in the area south of Merrill and Malin, Oregon and at times into northern California in the Tulelake area. Nickolas Beaumont had a history of fleeing police and on this date he tried again. After a pursuit lasting approximately “30” minutes he was taken into custody hiding in an apartment in Malin, Oregon after crashing the pickup he was driving into the side of a brick structure.

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One Dead, One Injured In Scout Camping Trip [UPDATED]

One Dead, One Injured In Scout Camping Trip [UPDATED]

On Saturday October 13th, 2018, the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office was informed that two teenaged boys had fallen in the remote area of Middle Rosary Lake in Northern Klamath County while on a camping trip with a Boy Scout Troop from Corvallis, Oregon. Initial reports indicted two boys had been seriously injured in a fall from a peak near the lake and rescue efforts were underway.

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SHERIFF: Illegal Marijuana Disruption Effort

SHERIFF: Illegal Marijuana Disruption Effort

Press Release from the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office

On Tuesday (10/02/18) members of the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office contacted a residence at 31146 Mountain Lakes Drive, Rocky Point, OR. A tip had been received of a possible illegal marijuana grow operation.

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SHERIFF: Illegal Marijuana Disruption Effort – Search Warrant

SHERIFF: Illegal Marijuana Disruption Effort – Search Warrant

Press Release from the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office

On Wednesday (09/26/18) members of the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at 24960 Paradise Road, Midland, OR after developing information that an illegal grow site existed on that property. This property is very close to the California border.

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SHERIFF: Two Search Warrants Served on Illegal Marijuana Grows

SHERIFF: Two Search Warrants Served on Illegal Marijuana Grows

Press Release from the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office

Continuing complaints from citizens have led Klamath County Sheriff’s Office deputies to investigate more illegal marijuana grow operations. On September 28, 2018 deputies served search warrants on two such operations. Both locations were growing substantially more marijuana plants than legally permitted under current Oregon recreational or medical marijuana laws.

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SHERIFF: Illegal Marijuana Grow Disruptions

SHERIFF: Illegal Marijuana Grow Disruptions

Press Release from the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office

On 9-20-18 (Thursday) the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation at 17350 Patricia Lane which is north of Merrill, OR. Identified in the investigation were Jared Burger (35 years of age) and Audrey Roe (37 years of age) who were suspected of growing marijuana illegally. The two were charged with Manufacturing a Controlled Substance-Marijuana and Possession of a Controlled Substance-Marijuana and cited to appear in court on October 22, 2018. There were no medical marijuana cards associated with the residence and per Oregon law “4” plants per household are allowed; “526” plants were seized and destroyed.

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Vehicle Pursuit Near Keno Ends in California

Vehicle Pursuit Near Keno Ends in California

On September 3rd at 6:34pm, a Klamath County Deputy attempted a traffic stop on a Ford pickup near Keno, Oregon, adjacent to Clover Creek Road and Puckett Lane. The driver of the pickup failed to stop and continued on Clover Creek Road to Highway 66 towards Klamath Falls.

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Family from Creswell Rescued on Mt McLaughlin

Family from Creswell Rescued on Mt McLaughlin

During the evening of September 1, 2018 (Saturday 7:45pm) Klamath County Search and Rescue was notified of a family stranded and lost on Mount McLaughlin. The family from Creswell, OR included children ages 10, 12, and 14 along with two dogs, lost the trail.

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15th Annual National Preparedness Month

15th Annual National Preparedness Month

This September marks the nation’s 15th annual National Preparedness Month (NPM). This initiative, which began after the tragic events of 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, provides an opportunity to remind us that we all must prepare ourselves and our families for disasters.

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Wildfire Update: Klamathon Fire PM Update July 11th

Wildfire Update: Klamathon Fire PM Update July 11th

Minimal fire behavior was observed today with minimal fire activity anticipated for tonight. The south, west and east flank lines were completed and are holding within the current containment lines.

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Wildfire Update: Klamathon Fire AM Update July 10th, Many Evacuations Reduced [VIDEO]

Wildfire Update: Klamathon Fire AM Update July 10th, Many Evacuations Reduced [VIDEO]

Good overnight humidity recovery last night allowed firefighters the to increase the containment level. Moderate fire behavior is expected to continue today.

The west and north flank will continue to have short range spotting in the timber stands when strong ridge top winds surface in the afternoons; this continues to threaten areas in Jackson County OR. 

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Wildfire Update: Klamathon Fire AM Update July 9th

Wildfire Update: Klamathon Fire AM Update July 9th

Moderate fire behavior is expected for this morning and this afternoon.

The Klamath River Country Estates continue to be threatened. The West and North flank will continue to have short range spotting in the timber stands when strong ridge top winds surface in the afternoons; this continues to threaten the communities of Hilt, Colestin and Jackson County, OR.

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