7-Hour standoff ends with arrest by KCSO Special Response Team

7-Hour standoff ends with arrest by KCSO Special Response Team

In the early hours of Tuesday morning, a 7-hour standoff began following an assault and stabbing of a man in the suburbs of Klamath Falls. The victim, not identified and condition unknown, had been taken to Sky Lakes Medical Center for treatment.

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KCSO Search and Rescue helps injured hiker in Sky Lakes Wilderness

KCSO Search and Rescue helps injured hiker in Sky Lakes Wilderness

On the morning of Monday, July 1, 2019, the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office was alerted by Klamath County 9-1-1 of an injured hiker near Devils Peak, along the Pacific Crest Trail, in the Sky Lakes Wilderness area.

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Pursuit Ends With Arrest

Pursuit Ends With Arrest

On Monday evening Ivan Chi, 44, of San Diego, California was arrested following an attempt to elude Klamath County Sheriff’s deputies.

Chi was driving a vehicle near the intersection of Crater Lake Parkway and South Sixth Street at about 6:00 PM when Sheriff’s deputies witnessed him making a turn and lane changes without using his signals.

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Two men arrested following a home invasion robbery

Two men arrested following a home invasion robbery

On the morning of Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 7:59 am, Klamath County 9-1-1 was notified that a home invasion robbery had just occurred on Vincent Drive in Klamath Falls.

The victim told 9-1-1 he had just been robbed minutes earlier, at gunpoint, by two unknown men who had displayed a handgun after knocking on his front door.

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Levee Breach on Lakeshore Drive

Levee Breach on Lakeshore Drive

A breach was discovered by a homeowner in a levee between Lakeshore Drive and Klamath Lake late Tuesday afternoon, June 4. Responders, volunteers, and homeowners worked to fill the large crater with sandbags, concluding operations just before dark.

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Short pursuit ends with arrest

Short pursuit ends with arrest

Thomas Lee Kenworthy, Jr. of the Klamath Falls area, age 43, was arrested Monday afternoon, June 3, after attempting to elude Sheriff’s deputies. Just before noon Sheriff’s deputies attempted to stop an SUV driven by Kenworthy on Crater Lake Parkway after it made an illegal U-turn. The SUV fled onto Shasta Way, where it collided with another vehicle.

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KCSO Marine Deputy receives Western States Officer of the Year Award

KCSO Marine Deputy receives Western States Officer of the Year Award

Corporal Daren Krag of the Klamath County Sheriff’s Marine Patrol received the prestigious Western States Boating Administrators Association’s (WSBAA) Officer of the Year award.  Krag received the award on Tuesday, May 14, in Oklahoma City as part of the annual WSBAA conference.

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Shooting in Crescent leads to murder charge

Shooting in Crescent leads to murder charge

On May 9, 2019 at 2:33 a.m., Emergency Dispatch received a call from Rex Ronald Jones, 59, indicating he had shot Russell Sherman Gilbert and that Gilbert didn’t appear to be breathing.

The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office and Oregon State Police responded, and the deputies and troopers found the victim deceased. The homicide occurred on property on Cox Road in Crescent, Oregon.  

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Jail inspected, results in high marks

Jail inspected, results in high marks

The Klamath County Detention Center recently received high marks during a mandatory compliance inspection.

“We got an outstanding score, a 96.5% out of 100. We all worked really hard,” said Jail Commander Lieutenant Brian Bryson.

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Vehicle vs Pedestrian crash in Chiloquin

Vehicle vs Pedestrian crash in Chiloquin

At approximately 9:45 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, 2019, Klamath County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a report of a vehicle striking a pedestrian near the intersection of Chiloquin Boulevard (SR 422 South) and Highway 97 in Chiloquin, OR.

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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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