Fatal crash on 140 involving road construction worker [UPDATED]

Fatal crash on 140 involving road construction worker [UPDATED]

On Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at approximately 8:32 P.M. Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle on Highway 140 East near milepost 8, and the easternmost Pine Grove Road intersection.

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PCT Hiker Rescued After Activating Distress Signal on Mt. Thielsen

PCT Hiker Rescued After Activating Distress Signal on Mt. Thielsen

Diamond Lake, Ore. - On Monday, June 17, 2019, at about 12:30 pm, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office was notified of a distress signal from a SPOT locator device. The location of the distress beacon was indicating an area of the Pacific Crest Trail on Mt.Thielsen. 

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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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Fatal Crash on 140 near Klamath Falls

Fatal Crash on 140 near Klamath Falls

Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation into Thursday morning’s crash on Highway 140W near Klamath Falls. 

On May 9, 2019, at about 10:00 AM, OSP troopers and first responders were dispatched to a two vehicle fatal crash on Highway 140W near milepost 66, approximately a mile west of the Running Y Ranch. 

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Fatal crash claims lives of two from Klamath Falls

Fatal crash claims lives of two from Klamath Falls

Oregon State Police troopers are continuing the investigation into Sunday afternoon’s double fatal crash that occurred on Highway 138E near Glide. 

On Sunday, May 5, 2019, at approximately 1:00PM, OSP Troopers and Emergency Responders were dispatched to the report of a single-vehicle crash on Hwy 138E at milepost 20.

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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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Suspected Lake County child abusers arrested in Indiana

Suspected Lake County child abusers arrested in Indiana

In January 2019, Oregon State Police Detectives began an investigation into reported abuse of two young boys living in the town of New Pine Creek, Oregon, located in southern Lake County near the California border.

The boys were assessed at Klamath-Lake CARES (Child Abuse Response & Evaluation Services) where they disclosed extensive physical abuse and being forced to ingest marijuana.

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Pedestrian Killed, CLP Closed for Hours

Pedestrian Killed, CLP Closed for Hours

On Sunday, March 3, 2019, at approximately 7:18 p.m. members from the Klamath Falls Police Department, Klamath County Sheriff’s Office and Oregon State Police responded to a call of a reported vehicle vs. pedestrian motor vehicle crash on Crater Lake Parkway north of the intersection of Pacific Terrace. 

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Head On Crash near Rocky Point Injures Two, One Critical

Head On Crash near Rocky Point Injures Two, One Critical

A two-vehicle head-on crash occurred Friday, March 1, 2019, just after 6:00 PM along Highway 140 west of Klamath Falls, Ore.

Minutes before the crash, a driving complaint had been called into 9-1-1 on a Chevrolet Silverado reportedly driving in the oncoming lane. Shortly thereafter, a second call came into 9-1-1 reporting the crash near Varney Creek Road in Rocky Point.

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27 Pounds of Meth with a Street Value of $500k Seized

27 Pounds of Meth with a Street Value of $500k Seized

On February 21, 2019, officers with the Klamath Falls Police Department conducted a traffic stop with a California plated SUV on Highway 97, south of Dan O'Brien Way. During the Stop, officers developed a concern that the occupants were transporting methamphetamine inside the vehicle. Officers later gained consent to search the car for illegal drugs.

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KCSO Deputies Cleared as Grand Jury Deems Shooting Justified

KCSO Deputies Cleared as Grand Jury Deems Shooting Justified

The Klamath County Grand Jury determined the officer involved shooting on December 29, 2018 was justified. The Grand Jury reviewed the Oregon State Police investigation, heard testimony from Deputies on scene, a Crisis Intervention Team member from Klamath Basin Behavioral Health and the statements of the involved officers, Deputy Leach and Deputy McAdams.

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Icy Conditions Cause Christmas Day Crash into Klamath Lake

Icy Conditions Cause Christmas Day Crash into Klamath Lake

On Christmas Day, Katherine Jo Maxwell, 39 of Klamath Falls was traveling westbound on Oregon Highway 140 west of Klamath Falls. Near mile marker 58, Maxwell lost control on the icy roadway causing her Ford Five Hundred to slide into Upper Klamath Lake where it became partially submerged.  

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