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OSP "Justified" In Wilderville Incident

By Jim McCoy Tue 7th July NewsOregon State Policeshooting Robert Box

Authorities say two Oregon State Police troopers were deemed justified in the fatal shooting of an assault suspect in Grants Pass.

The Mail Tribune reports (http://is.gd/BO1rlV ) Josephine County District Attorney Ryan Mulkins determined Monday that Gregor Smyth and Heather West were justified under Oregon law in their use of deadly force against Robert Box on May 29.

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Oregon State Police Seeking Online Applicants

By Jim McCoy Tue 15th April NewsjobsOregon State Police
If you are looking at a possible career as an Oregon State Police trooper, now is the time to check us out as OSP is preparing to hire recruit troopers in early 2015. Using the State of Oregon's E-Recruit electronic application system, OSP started accepting applications for entry level recruit troopers, sarting today. This two month long opportunity to apply runs through June 15.Read More »

Good News: No Oregon Traffic Fatalities During New Year's Holiday

By Jim McCoy Fri 3rd January NewsOregon State Policetraffic fatalities
For just the third time since 1970, no one died during the New Year’s holiday on Oregon roads. The last time was in 2010, the first was in 2003. 29 were arrested for drunk driving the 30 hour holiday period. Last year, 78 were cited for DUII. The Oregon State Police joined with other law enforcement agencies to beef up patrols to keep the roads safe.Read More »

Oregon Roads Free of Fatalities During Christmas Holiday

By Jim McCoy Thu 26th December Newsholiday driving statisticsOregon State Police
For just the second time in over 40 years, there were no fatalities on Oregon roadways. The reporting period began at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve, and ran through 11:59 p.m. Christmas night. There was a confirmed fatality in Multnomah County, but it was not counted for holiday driving as it occurred at 2:45 p.m. on Christmas Eve.Read More »

Law Enforcement Teams Up For "Arrive Alive On I-5" Challenge Thanksgiving Weekend

State troopers will be conducting emphasis patrols for the Thanksgiving holiday along the entire West Coast stretch of Interstate 5 from San Diego to Bellingham. Officials from the California Highway Patrol, Oregon State Police and Washington State Patrol announced the "Arrive Alive on I-5" challenge Monday at the WSP district headquarters in Vancouver. The goal for holiday perioRead More »

Name Of Truck Driver Found Dead Released By OSP

The name of a commercial truck driver found dead in his vehicle Monday has been released. 49-year old Wally Gene Neal of Mack’s Creek, Missouri failed to check in with his employer Crete Carrier Corporation, prompting a call to the Oregon State Police. The truck was found at a truck stop in Chemult. While performing a welfare check, Neal’s body was discovered in the sleeper berth.Read More »

OSP Investigating Fatal Crash on Highway 140

The Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation of a fatal motorcycle crash scene discovered by an ODOT maintenance crew Monday along Highway 140E about one mile west of Adel in Lake County. According to Sgt. Steve Yates, an ODOT striping crew was working along Highway 140E near milepost 27 when a crew member spotted a motorcycle over an embankment at around 3:15 p.m.Read More »

Traffic Stop On Interstate 5 Leads To Discovery of 11 Pounds of Marijuana

The Oregon State Police turned up 11 pounds of marijuana during traffic stop Friday at 7:40 a.m. on Interstate 5 near Cottage Grove. A trooper stopped a vehicle driven by 32-year old Robert Pearson Jr. of Federal Way, Washington for speeding. A search of his Nissan Altima turned up 11 pounds of pot. The value of the drug seized is estimated at $25-thousand.Read More »

Bomb Diffused In Coos County Home

By Jim McCoy Thu 13th June NewsbombOregon State Police
- A State Police bomb squad has disabled what authorities believe were improvised explosive devices in a Coos Bay home. The World newspaper of Coos Bay reported that police working on a domestic violence report learned about weapons, ammunition and possible explosive devices. The bomb squad went into the home Wednesday evening.Read More »

One Jailed, Another Critically Wounded After Shooting in Cave Junction

An Illinois Valley man has been arrested after a parking lot shooting in Cave Junction. The victim is hospitalized at Three Rivers Community Hospital in Grants Pass, where he is critical condition. At 10-44 p-m Monday night, the Oregon State Police received a report of that a man had been shot in the parking lot at the Junction Inn.Read More »


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