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Feb 07,2007
A driver who failed to stop her SUV behind a line of waiting vehicles in a construction zone on Powell Butte Highway rear-ended a pickup, sending both drivers to the hospital yesterday morning, deputies reported. Crook County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene of the accident at the north end of a construction zone near milepost 5 of Powell Butte Highway about 8:40 a.m., Sgt. Travis Jurgens said. An investigation determined that 26-year old Prineville resident ... [full story]
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Feb 06,2007
Says Searching for Work That Pays: 2007 Job Gap Study When it comes to finding a good job in Central Oregon, the numbers just don't add up. For every job opening that pays a living wage in Oregon, there are as many as 20 job seekers. These are the findings of the annual study Searching for Work That Pays: 2007 Northwest Job Gap Study, released today by the Northwest Federation of Community Organizations (www.nwfco.org).  The study compares ... [full story]
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Feb 05,2007
A traffic stop of a Madras woman Sunday afternoon led to her arrest for possession, manufacture, and delivery of ten grams of methamphetamine allegedly found in her vehicle.   June Antonia Hernandez, CCJ Photo June Antonia Hernandez, 40, of 380 Meadowlark Lane in Madras, was stopped by a Prineville police officer about 12:30 p.m. February 4, said Police Chief Eric Bush.  Officers found through a records check that Hernandez’ drivers license was suspended, and her vehicle was ... [full story]
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Feb 05,2007
Two women escaped injury in a two-vehicle crash in southeast Prineville Friday, deputies reported. Investigation by the Crook County Sheriff’s Office determined that Alecia Teig, 19, of Prineville, was traveling too fast and failed to negotiate a corner near the intersection of SE Combs Flat Road and Carey Foster Road, Sgt. Travis Jurgens said.  Her 1994 Chrysler Lebaron crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic and struck a 2003 Jeep Liberty driven by 45-year old ... [full story]
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Feb 02,2007
A Prineville man wanted in connection with a residential burglary in Powell Butte led state, county, and city police officers on a high-speed chase at speeds near 100 mph before crashing through a fence and fleeing on foot — his second police pursuit in a week. Last Friday night, William "Willie" Andrew Wilson, 23, ran from officers in a stolen vehicle, leading them on a high-speed chase from Powell Butte through BLM land, then abandoned the ... [full story]
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Feb 02,2007
Two Prineville residents were arrested for illegal drug trafficking, and another man is in custody for frequenting a suspected drug house following a raid in a northwest Prineville home which netted the seizure of over one-quarter pound of marijuana, Prineville police reported.  The raid took place about 5:45 p.m. on January 20, but Chief Eric Bush said police had to delay the release of information in order to further the investigation. Detectives from the Central ... [full story]
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Feb 02,2007
Law enforcement agencies from the Tri-County area are joining the state of Washington, Oregon State and the Province of British Columbia law enforcement agencies in a 14-day “Passenger Restraint Enforcement Blitz” from February 5, 2007 through February 18, 2007.  Local agencies include the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, Bend Police Department, Redmond Police Department, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Madras Police Department, Crook County Sheriff’s Office, Prineville Police Department, and the Oregon State Police. Participating agencies will ... [full story]
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Feb 01,2007
A Redmond man was arrested Wednesday morning for over 20 burglary, auto theft, weapon, and drug offense charges after officers staked out the parking lot of a local motel when they located a vehicle allegedly involved in several burglaries, police reported. Officers identified an orange and white Bronco II that had been involved in commercial burglaries that occurred during the past month at Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity, St. Vincent de Paul, The Feed Barn, and ... [full story]
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Feb 01,2007
A Madras man detectives believe to be involved in large-quantity sales and manufacturing of methamphetamine was arrested Tuesday after driving to a remote location outside of town — ostensibly to retrieve a hidden drug stash — and allegedly making what appeared to be several drug sales.  It is the fifth such arrest in less than a week. On Monday detectives from the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement (CODE) team received a tip regarding alleged drug trafficking ... [full story]
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Jan 31,2007
A Prineville man police called a “person of interest” wanted for questioning in connection with a stabbing incident early Tuesday morning is now in custody and charged in the assault, authorities reported.   Lance Bechtel, CCJ photo Lance Bechtel, 22, of northwest Prineville, was first arrested for an unrelated arrest warrant out of Deschutes County, Prineville Police Chief Eric Bush said. Bechtel was taken into custody at NE Seventh Street near NE Belknap Street, only seven blocks from ... [full story]
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Jan 30,2007
Prineville Police are looking for a “person of interest” in connection with the stabbing of a 24-year old man in northwest Prineville early Tuesday morning, and another man is in custody after being subdued with a Taser following a foot chase from the scene.   Lance Bechtel is a “person of interest” wanted for questioning in connection with the stabbing of Cody Ray Flowers. CCJ photo.    Jimmy L. Robertson was arrested for escape and attempted possession of meth. ... [full story]
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Jan 29,2007
The Crook County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating an armed and dangerous burglary suspect who ran from officers in a stolen vehicle Friday night, leading them on a high speed chase from Powell Butte through BLM land, then abandoning the vehicle and fleeing on foot.   William  (Willy) Andrew Wilson, CCJ photo William  (Willy) Andrew Wilson, 23, of Prineville, Oregon, remains at large.  He is described as a white male, 5-foot 8-inches ... [full story]
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Jan 26,2007
Acting on tips from confidential informants, drug agents and police staked out highway passes Thursday, capturing a Springfield man near McKenzie Bridge who was allegedly attempting to smuggle methamphetamine from the Willamette Valley into central Oregon, authorities reported. Central Oregon Drug Enforcement (CODE) team members initiated an investigation into the alleged smuggling activities of 35-year old Joaquin Iglesias Avalos of Springfiled back in October of 2006, said Bend Police’s Lt. Jim Porter.   CODE detectives seized five ... [full story]
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