Multiple fires burning in South Central Oregon this evening

Multiple fires burning in South Central Oregon this evening

Klamath Falls, Ore. –Scattered thunderstorms moved across portions South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership (SCOFMP) protected lands this afternoon and evening.

Multiple fires were reported this afternoon in Klamath County with the largest fire is approximately 1500 acres. 

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Suspicious death in Keno

Suspicious death in Keno

At approximately 4:43 p.m. on August 4th, 2019 Klamath County Emergency Response District-911 received a call from Keno, Oregon stating an individual had found his significant other, Audema Jean Tecumseh, 40, unresponsive in her bed.

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McCarter arrested in Klamath Falls homicide [UPDATED]

McCarter arrested in Klamath Falls homicide [UPDATED]

At approximately 2:00 AM on August 3, Klamath County 9-1-1 received a call from 1718 Wall Street in Klamath Falls.  The reporting party was unable to provide significant details but indicated that someone was in need of medical attention. 

EMTs and officers from the Klamath Falls Police Department responded to the call.

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Driver charged on multiple counts on the death of construction flagger

Driver charged on multiple counts on the death of construction flagger

On June 18, 2019, Mr. Daniel Scott Wessel, while working as a flagger for Rocky Mountain Construction, was struck and killed by a motor vehicle driven by Zahra Gonzales.  This crash was investigated by the Oregon State Police.  Detective Tom Andreazzi and Trooper Justin Henrick, along with other OSP personnel, documented not only the crash itself, but the events leading up to this tragic death.

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Bend area resident dies as a result of head on crash on US97

Bend area resident dies as a result of head on crash on US97

On Thursday July 18, 2019 Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a two vehicle head on fatal crash on Highway 97 near milepost 197 in Klamath County. The investigation revealed that a white 2005 Jeep Liberty was traveling southbound on Highway 97 and for unknown reasons, drifted onto the southbound shoulder.  The operator of the Jeep reportedly overcorrected, and…

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Oregon State Police looking for witnesses to fatal hit and run crash [UPDATED]

Oregon State Police looking for witnesses to fatal hit and run crash [UPDATED]

UPDATED: On Tuesday, July 2, 2019, a tip led Oregon State Police Troopers to a residence in Klamath Falls. At the residence Troopers located a 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe that is believed to be the vehicle that struck and killed Mr. Rittenhouse on June 15, 2019.

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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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