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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KCSO: Burglary Suspects in Custody, Northern Klamath County

KCSO: Burglary Suspects in Custody, Northern Klamath County

On Friday (01/11/19) the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) began an investigation into a residential burglary in Crescent, OR which is in Northern Klamath County. One suspect was developed during the initial investigation and deputies began a search for Tylor McMahan for questioning in the crime. 

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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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KCSD: Attempted Abduction of Student

KCSD: Attempted Abduction of Student

A man in a vehicle attempted to abduct a Klamath County School District junior high school student Thursday (Jan. 10) as the student was walking home from a bus stop in the neighborhood north of Shasta Elementary School.

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REACH Inc. Moves Forward After Break-In During 2018 Christmas Holiday Weekend

REACH Inc. Moves Forward After Break-In During 2018 Christmas Holiday Weekend

Klamath Falls, Or - Today, REACH Inc. continues its process of fixing and replacing all of the doors, windows, and locks after being a victim of a break in that included theft and vandalism over the 2018 Christmas holiday weekend. With an estimated cash loss of $8,000 in cash and property damage and $12,000 total in theft, including items such as power tools, laptop computers, chain saw, cameras, vehicles, and much more. With the arrest of the culprits, REACH has managed to recover a few of the items from the theft. As the authorities, continue to look for missing items.

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Early AM Crash Knocks Out Power to Thousands

Early AM Crash Knocks Out Power to Thousands

About 4am this morning, January 10, 2019, a traffic crash on Highway 39 near the Henley School Complex knocked out power to an estimated 5,500 customers. According to the Oregon State Police; Michael Lloyd Waver, 64 of Klamath Falls was traveling north on Highway 39 near Henley Road when the vehicle drove off the east shoulder of the roadway. The vehicle struck a power pole, shearing it at the ground. The vehicle also damaged…

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KCSO: Suspects Arrested in Burglary from REACH

KCSO: Suspects Arrested in Burglary from REACH

On Christmas Eve (12/24/18) REACH Corporation on Maywood Drive in Klamath Falls, OR reported to have been burglarized. The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office investigated the report and determined a forced entry had occurred, many valuable electronic items, tools, keys, and two vehicles were taken during the burglary.

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Sky Lakes Takes Steps to Help Prevent Spread of Flu

Sky Lakes Takes Steps to Help Prevent Spread of Flu

Sky Lakes Medical Center today (Thursday, January 3) announced the safety measure of restricting visitors to parts of the medical center in an effort to help prevent the spread of flu.  This measure is commonly taken by hospitals during flu seasons.

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KCSO: Christmas and New Years Results of Traffic Grant

KCSO: Christmas and New Years Results of Traffic Grant

Christmas and New Year’s Results: 5 Deputies, 21.5 Hours Worked, 3 Arrests (2 – DUII, 1 – Driving While Suspended or Revoked), 11 Citations Issued, 33 Warnings In-Lieu of Citation.

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Crater Lake Closed, Enter at Own Risk

Crater Lake Closed, Enter at Own Risk

It was a beautiful blue sky day at Crater Lake, but it was far from business as usual in the park. The junction of Highway 62 and Munson Valley Road inside Crater Lake National Park resembled more like a parking lot at a snow park than that of an entrance to one of the best parks of the National Parks System.

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DEQ Issues Air Stagnation Advisory, Red Burning Advisory for Klamath County

DEQ Issues Air Stagnation Advisory, Red Burning Advisory for Klamath County

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is issuing an air stagnation advisory for Klamath and Lake Counties through the morning of Thursday, January 3, 2019.

The air stagnation advisory predicts there will be little or no wind in the Klamath Basin. Smoke and other airborne pollution will increase in concentration, causing a build-up that will not be carried out of the basin. The increase in airborne pollution can be unhealthy for outdoor physical activity and may contribute to health problems including coughing or aggravated asthma.

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Salvage of Roadkill Begins January 1

Salvage of Roadkill Begins January 1

SALEM, Ore.—Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, deer and elk struck by vehicles can be legally salvaged in Oregon using a free online permit that will be available at www.odfw.com/roadkill

The change in law was required after the passage of Senate Bill 372 during the 2017 Oregon State Legislative session.

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Officer Involved Shooting Leaves One Dead

Officer Involved Shooting Leaves One Dead

On Saturday morning (12/29/18) at 3:56am, Klamath County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call of an assault in progress at a residence northeast of Beatty, Oregon. When officer’s arrived, the adult son of the assault victim retreated into a nearby building and refused to cooperate with the investigation. Deputies were able to contact a mental health crisis counselor who responded to the residence.

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JCSO: Use Common Sense with Technology

JCSO: Use Common Sense with Technology

Jackson County, Ore. – With the seasonal closure of many mountain roads comes a reminder to travelers:  don’t forget to use common sense when using driving directions from GPS or cell phone map apps!  Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) search and rescue (SAR) deputies have already responded to calls involving people who followed directions provided by their phone’s mapping system – and ended up stranded on closed or unmaintained roads.

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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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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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Multi-Agency Task Force Makes Major Drug Arrest in Tulelake

Multi-Agency Task Force Makes Major Drug Arrest in Tulelake

On December 19, 2018, the local Siskiyou Unified Major Investigation Team (SUMIT) made two major drug trafficking arrests in Siskiyou County after they concluded an undercover operation that lasted nearly one-year. The complex, multi-jurisdictional investigation began in January 2018 when SUMIT Special Agents received information that one or more suspects were distributing large quantities of methamphetamine in eastern Siskiyou County and in the Klamath County, Oregon area.

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