Monday, September 25, 2017

OSP seeks public assistance in Poaching Case - Harney County (Photo)

OSP SEEKS PUBLIC ASSISTANCE IN POACHING CASE - HARNEY COUNTY (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: September 25th, 2017 8:23 PM
Downloadable file: Elk.jpg
The Oregon State Police Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for the public's help to identify the person(s) responsible for the unlawful taking and wasting of a bull elk in Harney County.

On the morning of September 23rd, 2017, Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Troopers were notified of a dead bull elk on the Silvies Valley Ranch property. The deceased bull elk was discovered by a ranch employee near the southwest corner of the ranch, near Buffalo Reservoir. An OSP Fish & Wildlife Trooper responded to the Silvies Valley Ranch and discovered the bull appeared to have been shot with a high powered rifle during archery season. The bull was left to waste and was possibly shot one or two days prior to being discovered.

If you have any information regarding this incident please contact F&W Trooper Dean Trent through the Turn In Poachers (TIP) hotline at 1-800-452-7888 or 541-589-2547.

**Report Wildlife and Habitat Law Violators**

Poaching wildlife and damaging habitats affects present and future generations of wildlife, impacts communities and the economy, and creates enforcement challenges.

The Oregon Hunters Association offers rewards to persons, through their T.I.P. fund, for information leading to the issuance of a citation to a person(s), or an arrest made of a person(s) for illegal possession, killing, or taking of bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose, elk, deer, antelope, bear, cougar, wolf, furbearers and/or upland game birds and water fowl. T.I.P. rewards can also be paid for the illegal taking, netting, snagging, and/or dynamiting of game fish, and/or shell fish, and for the destruction of habitat.

In addition rewards may be paid for information leading to the issuance of a citation to a person(s), or an arrest made of a person(s) who have illegally obtained Oregon hunting/angling license or tags. People who "work" the system and falsely apply for resident license or tags are not legally hunting or angling and are considered poachers.

Rewards:
Bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose $1,000
Elk, deer, antelope $500
Bear, cougar, wolf $300
Habitat destruction $300
Illegally obtaining Oregon hunting or angling license or tags $200
Game fish, shell fish $100
Upland birds, waterfowl $100
Furbearers $100


**Additionally a reward of up to $5000 is being offered by the Silvies Valley Ranch for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case.**
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UPDATE: Sheriff's Office detectives investigating vehicles hit by gunshots south of Canby; tips sought, caution urged (Photo)

UPDATE: SHERIFF'S OFFICE DETECTIVES INVESTIGATING VEHICLES HIT BY GUNSHOTS SOUTH OF CANBY; TIPS SOUGHT, CAUTION URGED (PHOTO)


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: September 25th, 2017 4:21 PM
Downloadable file: carwindowshot2.jpg
Downloadable file: carwindowshot.jpg
UPDATE (Monday, Sept. 25) -- ONE NEW CAR-SHOOTING INCIDENT REPORTED; DETECTIVES SEEK TIPS, URGE CAUTION

This morning (Monday, Sept. 25), Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a new incident of a vehicle being struck by gunfire near the intersection of S. Canby-Marquam Highway and S. Barnards Rd. [ map: https://goo.gl/maps/jLQ8jmY3WHx ]. Sheriff's Office detectives are investigating this string of shootings, and the Sheriff's Office continues to seek tips from the public. The public is urged to use extreme caution in the area as the investigation continues.

The incident happened at approximately 3:20 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 25. The victim driver reported that his passenger window had been broken, but was unsure how it occurred. Once deputies were able to investigate, they located a bullet fragment inside the vehicle. It appears that the bullet shattered the window, then traveled into the driver's sun visor -- missing the victim's head by mere inches.

Evidence was collected from the interior of the vehicle.

Two photos from the incident are attached. They show damage to the victim's vehicle.

This incident marks the fifth vehicle reportedly struck by gunfire in the past two months, and the first vehicle struck by gunfire since our Aug. 7 release on the case. In the intervening time the Sheriff's Office has been seeking tips from the public, has patrolled and conducted interviews in the area, and has assigned detectives to investigate this string of incidents. There have also been approximately 10 reports of gunshots heard in the area in the intervening time, but no vehicles struck -- including a report of gunfire sounds approximately one hour prior to this morning's vehicle-damaging incident.

No suspect has been spotted or described by victims to date.

VICTIM AVAILABLE TO SPEAK TO NEWS OUTLETS

The victim driver in last night's incident is willing to speak to media outlets. Reporters can contact the Sheriff's Office PIO if they're interested in setting up an interview.

TIPS SOUGHT

The Sheriff's Office is seeking additional victims and information in this case. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at https://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp . Please reference CCSO Case #s 17-20840, 17-20816, 17-19830, and 17-25410.

If you are in immediate danger, call 911.

[END UPDATE]
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EARLIER (August 7, 2017, 1:39 p.m.) -- Sheriff's Office investigating vehicles hit by alleged gunshots south of Canby; tips, additional victims sought

Please reference CCSO Case #s 17-20840, 17-20816 and 17-19830
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is investigating a series of incidents in which vehicles were damaged by alleged gunshots south of Canby. Deputies have determined that the incidents took place near the intersection of S. Canby-Marquam Highway and S. Barnards Rd. [ map: https://goo.gl/maps/jLQ8jmY3WHx ]

Passing vehicles have been struck by apparent gunfire in four reported incidents in the last month. The Sheriff's Office is seeking tips and additional possible victims.

Deputies have spoken to residents in the area of the incidents, and are developing leads. Additional tips are sought from the public.

ADDITIONAL TIPS, VICTIMS SOUGHT

The Sheriff's Office is seeking additional victims and information in this case. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at https://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp . Please reference CCSO Case #s 17-20840, 17-20816 and 17-19830.

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Update#1: Cowlitz Sheriff detectives bring Husband and Wife to Cowlitz from Las Vegas to face charges for Fraud (Photo)

UPDATE#1: COWLITZ SHERIFF DETECTIVES BRING HUSBAND AND WIFE TO COWLITZ FROM LAS VEGAS TO FACE CHARGES FOR FRAUD (PHOTO)


News Release from Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: September 25th, 2017 3:52 PM
Downloadable file: Shweta Kohli
Downloadable file: Neeraj Kohli
Downloadable file: Original release
Update #1 9-25-17: Cowlitz Sheriff Detectives went to Las Vegas last Thursday and brought back Neeraj Kohli, (39yrs) and his wife, Shweta Kohli, (36yrs) to face charges for defrauding victims of over $400,000.

Their booking photos, taken in Las Vegas are attached.

Previous media releases, with details of the case, are below -------------------------------

Please see the attached media release where Cowlitz Sheriff detectives solved a large scale fraud scheme that led to the arrest of a husband and wife team in Las Vegas. The suspects had been defrauding people all over the USA out of over $400,000 over the course of a year. It is believed the couple are in the USA illegally.
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Arrest in theft from Kalama Fire Station: Cowlitz Sheriff Update #2.

ARREST IN THEFT FROM KALAMA FIRE STATION: COWLITZ SHERIFF UPDATE #2.


News Release from Cowlitz Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: September 25th, 2017 1:54 PM
Update: #2 9-25-17

Cowlitz Sheriff's Office arrested Rian Tyler Struckman for the burglary and theft of a Kalama Fire Pickup Truck on Saturday.

Struckman, 39 years of age, who list his address as "Transient" was booked in to the Cowlitz Jail for:

Burglary, Trafficking of Stolen Property, Theft of a motor vehicle, and Driving While License Suspended. He has no bail.

Struckman was a temporary (seasonal) fire fighter with the Kalama Fire Department. Struckman began to be the focus of the investigation after a man contacted the Sheriff's Office reporting that he had given Struckman a ride to the Kalama Fire Station. He had been contacted on the smartphone app "Ride Share" and did not know Struckman prior to giving him a ride.

The person (who is not being identified) reports that Struckman gave the man a laptop from the fire station - thanking him for giving him (Struckman) a ride. After the man saw the story in the news, he feared the laptop was stolen and brought it to the Sheriff's Office. The Kalama Fire Department confirmed the laptop had been stolen from them. The man is cooperating with the investigation and is not being charged.

Detective Gladson was also able to ID other people who had been seen in the stolen jeep and further charges for them are being pursued. These suspects are not being identified at this time.

Questions regarding Struckman's employment are being referred to the Kalama Fire Department.

There is a very large 55" digital touch screen TV that was stolen that has not been recovered. Anyone with any knowledge of this is encouraged to call the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office at 360) 577-3092. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can provide a tip using their smart phone and the TIP411 APP. Make the tip attention to the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office.

Prior releases below --------------------------------------------------------

Update #1: The Jeep that was stolen during the burglary from the Kalama Fire Station last week was recovered in the Portland area yesterday afternoon. It does not appear to have been damaged. It was unoccupied when it was located.

The case in still a very active investigation and the tips from the public have been very helpful. There is a person of interest in the case and while we are not going to state details, detective have solid leads that they are pursuing.

More information will be released as the case unfolds.

Kalama Fire Chief Vic Leatzow asked to share his appreciation for the outpouring of support his agency has received from the public.

The Sheriff's Office asked that people continue to use the TIP411 smart phone app. This allows for people to remain anonymous if the choose.

CCD Charlie Rosenzweig

Original release listed below --------------------------


Kalama, Wash - The Cowlitz Sheriff is investigating a burglary that occurred last night at the fire station on Todd Road in Kalama, Washington. There was a fire department owned pickup truck that was stolen, that has been recovered in Gresham Oregon. There is no sign of forced entry to the fire station.

There was also a black Jeep YJ wrangler that was personally owned by a firefighter that was stolen from within the fire station buildings and it has not been recovered. Washington license BGP9355.

Also missing is a 55" digital touch screen TV stolen from the fire station that has not been recovered. (unknown brand).

Deputy Justin Taylor is on scene in Greshman with the fire chief from Kalama taking possession of the recovered stolen fire pickup truck. It was found in a residential neighborhood in Gresham.

There is a person of interest in the case but we are not identifying or discussing any details him/her at this time, or why we are interested in him/her.

The Sheriff's Office is seeking the media's help by advising people to use the TIP411 smart phone app.

Media may call CCD Charlie Rosenzweig cell until 10:30 p.m. tonight or after 8:30 a.m. Friday. cell phone 360-751-8103.
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UPDATE #2: Major Crash Team Investigating Crash on N Columbia Blvd - Arrest (Photo)

UPDATE #2: MAJOR CRASH TEAM INVESTIGATING CRASH ON N COLUMBIA BLVD - ARREST (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: September 25th, 2017 12:39 PM
Downloadable file: Ryan M Gawick
The driver of a black 2014 Ford Mustang that struck and killed a pedestrian at the intersection of North Columbia Boulevard and North Interstate Place has been arrested.

Based on information learned in the investigation, the driver of the black Mustang failed to stop for a red light as he drove westbound on North Columbia Boulevard at which time he struck a pedestrian who was in the crosswalk.

The driver has been identified as 34-year-old Ryan M. Gawick. Gawick was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on one count of Criminally Negligent Homicide.

The pedestrian's identity will be released when his family has been notified of his death.

The Major Crash Team continues to investigate this crash and asks anyone with information to contact Traffic Division investigators at 503-823-2103.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###


The pedestrian struck by a vehicle at North Columbia Boulevard and North Interstate Place has died at a local hospital as a result of injuries he sustained during the crash.

Preliminary information suggests the deceased pedestrian was blind and utilizing the crosswalk as he walked northbound across North Columbia Boulevard.

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On Monday September 25, 2017, at 6:17 a.m., North Precinct officers responded to the intersection of North Columbia Boulevard and North Interstate Place on the report of a vehicle versus pedestrian crash.

Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived and located an adult male suffering from serious life-threatening injuries. Emergency medical aid was immediately provided and the man was transported to an area hospital by ambulance.

The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

The Major Crash Team (MCT) has responded to investigate this crash.

North Columbia Boulevard will be closed from North Argyle Avenue to Interstate 5 for the next four to five hours as the investigation continues.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution reports inmate death (Photo)

EASTERN OREGON CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION REPORTS INMATE DEATH (PHOTO)


News Release from Oregon Dept. of Corrections
Posted on FlashAlert: September 25th, 2017 11:43 AM
Downloadable file: kirby.jpg
An Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) inmate died unexpectedly Sunday evening at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution (EOCI) in Pendleton. As with all unanticipated deaths of state prison inmates, the Oregon State Police Criminal Investigation Division is conducting an investigation.

On September 24, 2017 at approximately 8:25 p.m. David Kirby, 38, was found unresponsive in his housing unit. Medical staff immediately began life-saving efforts until outside medial services arrived and continued to no avail. Kirby was pronounced deceased at 9:14 p.m.

Kirby entered DOC custody on September 15, 2015, on two counts of sodomy in the first degree out of Linn County. His expected release date was November 13, 2031.

Next of kin has been notified. No other details are available at this time.

EOCI is a medium-security prison in Pendleton that houses over 1,700 male inmates. The institution is known for its Oregon Corrections Enterprises industries, including a garment factory that produces Prison Blues(C), whose products are sold in and outside the United States. Other industries are its embroidery and laundry facilities. EOCI provides a range of correctional programs and services including education, drug and alcohol treatment, mental health treatment, religious services, and inmate work crews. The institution has 19 separate general population housing units, comprised of 698 dormitory structured beds and 917 cell-structured beds, a 144 bed Disciplinary Segregation Unit, and an 8 bed Infirmary. EOCI currently has 1697 inmates as of February 1, 2017 and a max capacity of 1767.

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Lane County Man Arrested on 33 counts- Columbia County

LANE COUNTY MAN ARRESTED ON 33 COUNTS- COLUMBIA COUNTY


News Release from Oregon State Police
Posted on FlashAlert: September 25th, 2017 11:42 AM
On July 19th, 2017, an Oregon State Trooper(OSP)stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Due to evidence found during the traffic stop, an investigation was conducted on the driver and his recent activities. The Trooper, with the assistance of OSP Criminal Detectives, determined the man had been shoplifting and returning "Abreva" cold sore medication for cash at numerous Bi-Marts throughout Oregon and Washington.

The investigation gathered evidence in paper documents, surveillance video and a search warrant for the suspect's computer. The evidence showed the suspect made at least 33 returns of stolen Abreva to Oregon Bi-Mart stores, to the value approximately $4,281.00.

On September 23rd, 2017, the suspect, 74 year old Terrence Lee LIDDELL, a Lane County resident was interviewed and admitted to the shoplifting and returns. He also showed the investigators the printer and stolen Bi-Mart printer paper he used to produce the forged receipts for the returns.

The man was arrested and lodged on 33 counts of Theft I, Forgery I and Possession of a Forged Instrument
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