CHILOQUIN, Ore. - The Oregon State Police are investigating a pair of motor vehicle crashes that occurred yesterday, September 23, 2019, believed to be by the same driver. The first impact was into the Kla-Mo-Ya Casino Sleep Inn and a second nearby along Highway 97 that resulted in the vehicle hitting trees.Read More
PORTLAND, Ore. - Abel Lomas Murillo, 26, of Weston, Oregon, was sentenced today to 235 months in federal prison and five years’ supervised release for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine. Murillo previously pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine on April 15, 2019.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Late Sunday morning Amtrak Train 14 the Coast Starlight, Los Angeles to Seattle, left Klamath Falls for Eugene and was forced to make an unscheduled stop due to a male passenger threatening harm to himself and the other passengers on the train.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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…Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Around the nation, Police Week activities are taking place this week. In Washington, DC, the names of 371 fallen officers are being added to the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial; 158 of them died in 2018 and 213 died in prior years.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
The Lake County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's assistance in locating Glenda Cormie (59) of Paisley, OR.
Cormie was last seen in Paisley, OR on Monday, April 15, 2019. She is described as 5 foot 3 inches tall with short gray hair.Read More
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.Read More