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Jul 24,2007
The driver and passenger of a Harley Davidson motorcycle that crashed on Highway 31 south of La Pine on Sunday afternoon were both transported to the hospital with unknown injuries, deputies reported. Gerald Kersey, Jr. 53, and Kathryn Kersey, 53, both of Oregon City, Oregon, were traveling east on Highway 31 near milepost 1 when their 2003 Harley Davidson drifted off the north shoulder of the highway, lost control in the cinder covered shoulder, rolled, ... [full story]
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Jul 18,2007
According to the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center, firefighters continue to make progress in containment of several fires throughout the region. Although firefighters continue to deal with extreme terrain and flashy fuels, the Fossil Creek Fire on Highway 19 southeast of Spray (Incidents 496 & 513) grew only slightly Wednesday and is currently 2,985 acres and 25% contained. The fire was caused by lightning on July 12, and remains under command of a Type II Incident ... [full story]
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Jul 18,2007
Police officers, sheriff’s deputies, fire & rescue personnel, and members of the Central Oregon Emergency Response Team (CERT) all responded to an alarm at a Prineville Bi-Mart store early Wednesday morning, ultimately leading to the arrest of two teenagers. According to a news release issued by Chief Eric Bush with the Prineville Police Department, two officers and Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies spotted a suspect inside the store shortly before 2 a.m.  “He appeared to be ... [full story]
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Jul 12,2007
A 35-year old Prineville driver escaped with only minor injuries when he lost control, hit a dirt bank, and rolled his vehicle in an attempt to avoid a deer in his path on Highway 26 Wednesday afternoon, deputies reported. Crook County Sheriff’s deputies and Fire & Rescue personnel responded to the scene about 11 miles east of Prineville about 3:30 p.m., July 11, Sgt. Russ Wright said in a news release. Preliminary investigation determined that Frank ... [full story]
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Jul 12,2007
Redmond Police investigators now believe that a 12-year-old Redmond boy is responsible for shooting his 13-year-old brother in the head last month, and charges have been filed against him. The Deschutes County Juvenile District Attorney has charged Jimmy Cade with third-degree assault.  The child will be required to appear in juvenile court at a later date, Lt. Wayne Shortreed said. Caleb Cade was shot on June 23 in the family’s home at 3224 SW Newberry ... [full story]
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Jul 12,2007
A 33-year old Salem man was struck and killed by a southbound train near Evergreen railroad crossing in Redmond early Tuesday morning, police reported.   Lamarkus Dwayne Petite was struck and killed by a train in Redmond - RPD photo According to a news release issued by Redmond Police, the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe train crew spotted the man and applied emergency brakes but wase unable to avoid hitting Lamarkus Dwayne Petite about 1:50 a.m. on July 11. ... [full story]
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Jul 10,2007
A 29-year old Sisters woman was arrested for suspicion of drunk driving and assault following an early morning accident in southwest Redmond when she rolled her pickup and crashed, deputies reported. According to Deschutes County Sheriff’s Sergeant Chad Davis, deputies responded to the intersection of Highway 126 at SW Helmholtz Way in Redmond about 12:15 a.m., July 10 to a reported motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival, they found the driver, Shasta Lee Obersinner, and passenger ... [full story]
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Jul 09,2007
A Powell Butte man was taken into custody at his home without incident about two hours after police lost sight of the suspect’s vehicle during a car chase on Highway 126 when speeds exceeded 120 miles per hour.  Prineville Police received a report of a dangerous driver on the highway near Millican Road about 12:30 a.m., July 8, Chief Eric Bush reported, and attempted to stop a vehicle driven by 49-year old Edward Leon Simpson. ... [full story]
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Jul 09,2007
A thunderstorm that passed through Central Oregon late Friday evening produced lightning that started a series of fires on the Ochoco National Forest, the Prineville District of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and private lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF).  According to the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Center, firefighters continue to work on three wildland fires started by Friday’s thunderstorms, including the Millican East fire, Fire 403 and Fire 428. Millican ... [full story]
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Jul 09,2007
A 17-year-old Redmond girl drowned in the Deschutes River after her raft went over Cline Falls about four miles west of Redmond on Saturday, deputies reported. Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies, Oregon State Police troopers, and Redmond Fire & Rescue personnel were dispatched to the scene about 8:15 p.m., July 7, Sgt. Joe DeLuca said. Upon arrival, deputies found that citizens had pulled 17-year-old Alicia Newton out of the water and had initiated cardiopulmonary resuscitation.  Paramedics ... [full story]
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Jul 07,2007
A 59-year old Redmond man was cited for reckless driving in connection with a three-vehicle crash on Highway 97 just north of Redmond on Friday morning that blocked traffic for about an hour.  Three people were transported to the hospital with what deputies reported were non life-threatening injuries. Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a three-vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 97 and North Canal, just north of Redmond, Oregon shortly ... [full story]
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Jul 06,2007
A driver, distracted as he reached into the backseat of his car for a lighter, sideswiped another vehicle as he traveled 60 mph and was cited for failing to maintain a lane of travel in a collision that sent three people to the hospital with minor injuries, deputies reported. Crook County Sheriff’s deputies and Prineville Ambulance paramedics responded to the scene at milepost 1 on Juniper Canyon Road in Prineville about 6:45 p.m., Wednesday, July ... [full story]
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Jul 05,2007
A 25-year old Prineville man was flown by air ambulance to the hospital late Wednesday morning following a single-vehicle rollover on South Paulina Highway that deputies suspect was caused by speeding and drunk driving. Crook County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the crash near Paulina City Road in Paulina about 11:45 a.m., July 4, Detective Sergeant Travis Jurgens reported.  Upon arrival, they found the driver, Sheldon Rhoden, on the ground being tended to by good Samaritans and ... [full story]
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