Simulated DUII crash stuns students

Simulated DUII crash stuns students

Over 1000 students from Mazama, Hosanna and Lost River High Schools watched as Operation Prom Night told a graphic story of a DUII crash. They saw events unfold right in front of them on Viking Field today.
Caution the photos inside this story are graphic.

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Ross Pleads Guilty to Attempted Arson and Recklessly Endangering

Ross Pleads Guilty to Attempted Arson and Recklessly Endangering

On August 2, 2018, Klamath Falls Police Department arrived at 465 Adams Street to a complaint that Brian Leroy Ross was threatening to blow up the neighborhood.  Ross was agitated with individuals living on his property whom would not leave per his directive.  

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KFPD: Klamath Falls City Council Passes New Ordinance to Curb Persistent Criminal Behavior

KFPD: Klamath Falls City Council Passes New Ordinance to Curb Persistent Criminal Behavior

On February 6, 2019, a geographical area around downtown will become an, "Enhanced Law Enforcement Area" as defined by council. People convicted of three (3) separate violations of law within a twelve (12) month period within the Downtown Enhanced Law Enforcement Area (ELEA) will be excluded from the zone for a period of 90 - 365 days by the Klamath Falls Municipal Judge.

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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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DOJ Review Complete Regarding Officer-Involved-Shooting

DOJ Review Complete Regarding Officer-Involved-Shooting

On October 5, 2018, law enforcement stopped a vehicle being driven by Mr. Phillip Moskios Jr. on Hwy 97 near Modoc Point Rd.  The traffic stop was made in conjunction with an ongoing drug investigation by the Basin Interagency Narcotics Team (BINET) with assistance from the Drug Enforcement Administration.  Mr. Moskios had recently been released from the Oregon State Department of Corrections after serving over 16 years, was a convicted felon with prior weapon and drug offenses, and had been released to state and federal supervision.

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Matthews Arrested for Vandalism

Matthews Arrested for Vandalism

On Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at approximately 1:53 PM officers from the Klamath Falls Police Department responded to a call of a reported assault where a man with an ax in his possession was threatening employees of Chase Bank located at 2885 South 6th Street in Klamath Falls. It was also reported that the man had used the ax to damage the outside ATM.

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Teaching Real Life Through Tragedy

Teaching Real Life Through Tragedy

As a parent, one of my worst fears is getting a call that something has happened to one of my kids. All too often, teens are thrust into making adult decisions such as drinking & driving or even texting & driving. Operation Prom Night is an attempt to educate today's teens about the real dangers of driving impaired and distracted. 

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Accepting Applications for Citizen’s Academy

Accepting Applications for Citizen’s Academy

The Klamath Falls Police Department is now accepting applications for its 12th CITIZEN’S ACADEMY.  The Citizen’s Academy was created to provide citizens with an overview of police operations, create opportunities for citizens to know their police officers, and strengthen relationships.  Participants will interact and learn from veteran police officers in a classroom environment.  The courses will provide citizens with knowledge of criminal laws, how laws are enforced locally, and how crimes are processed through the judicial system.

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Grand Jury Determines Hernandez Shooting Justified

Grand Jury Determines Hernandez Shooting Justified

We, the Klamath County Grand Jury, having reviewed the officer involved shooting which occurred on November 24, 2017 have determined that the shooting was justified.  We reached our conclusion after a careful examination of all the evidence.  This included the video footage from the body camera, the investigation conducted by the Oregon State Police, the testimony of a DPSST training officer, the testimony of Klamath Falls Police Department Officers, two neighborhood witnesses and the testimony of Officer Taylor Herbst.

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Man Arrested After Robbing Klamath Falls Bank

Man Arrested After Robbing Klamath Falls Bank

On Thursday, December 7, 2017, at approximately 9:12 a.m., Officers from the Klamath Falls Police Department responded to the First Interstate Bank at 421 South 7th Street after receiving information regarding a robbery.  Members from the Oregon State Police and the Klamath County Sheriff also responded to assist.

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Names & Details Identified in KFPD Officer Involved Shooting

Names & Details Identified in KFPD Officer Involved Shooting

On the afternoon of November 24, 2017, Klamath Falls Police Department investigated an attempted murder involving shots fired at a residence in the City of Klamath Falls. The investigation developed probable cause to arrest Emilio John Cruz Hernandez for Attempted Murder, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Burglary in the First Degree, Menacing, Assault in the Fourth Degree, and Recklessly Endangering.

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Klamath Falls Police Officer Involved in Shooting

Klamath Falls Police Officer Involved in Shooting

On November 24, 2017 at approximately 4:30pm, officers and detectives from the Klamath
Falls Police Department investigated an attempted murder incident at a residence in Klamath
Falls. During the course of the investigation, officers developed probable cause to arrest the
suspect for the crimes of Attempted Murder, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Burglary in the first
degree, Menacing, Assault in the fourth degree, and Reckless Endangering. The suspect fled
the residence prior to the arrival of law enforcement.

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Photo Story: Active Shooter Drill

Photo Story: Active Shooter Drill

Caution: Images are not graphic but are sensitive to some. - Over 500 Klamath County School District staff and 50 First Responders from around the Klamath Basin took part in an Active Shooter Drill held at Henley High School on November 9, 2017. Klamath Falls News was honored to have the opportunity to be in attendance for the drill capturing photos and videos of the activities. These photos are shown below. 

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Active Shooter Drill Conducted at Henley

Active Shooter Drill Conducted at Henley

Klamath Falls, Ore - Henley High School was a host location for a safety drill today. The drill was based on an active shooter scenario.

Many agencies came together on this drill including: Klamath County School District, Klamath Falls Police Department, Klamath County Sheriff Department, Oregon State Police, Merrill Police, Klamath County Fire District No. 1 and others.

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Drug Take Back Event

Drug Take Back Event

Klamath Falls, Ore. - On October 28, 2017, between 10:00am and 2:00pm, the Klamath Falls Police Department will host a Drug Take Back Event.  This is the 14th opportunity the Klamath Falls Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has provided the public in the past six years.  The goal is to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

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Man Arrested for Property Crimes

Man Arrested for Property Crimes

Klamath Falls, Ore - On Monday, October 16th 2017, at approximately 5:40 p.m., officers from the Klamath Falls Police Department located and arrested Andrew Maness for a series of property crimes committed over the last few weeks.

Investigating officers recently identified Mr. Maness as the suspect in numerous crimes committed throughout the Klamath Falls area, including vehicle thefts, burglaries, petty thefts, and retail thefts.

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Henslee Chats with Community at Coffee with a Cop

Henslee Chats with Community at Coffee with a Cop

Klamath Falls, Ore. - Chief David Henslee discusses police duties with guests at Gathering Grounds Roastery. Coffee with a Cop brings police officers and the community members they serve together–over coffee–to discuss issues and learn more about each other. 

This mornings event is open to all and occurs today, October 4th , 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM at Gathering Grounds Roastery - 116 South 11th Street Klamath Falls, OR. 

Henslee is joined by several detectives and patrol officers to discuss issues. 

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