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Feb 20,2008
A two-month investigation culminated in a raid at the home of Madras couple Tuesday morning, the seizure of drugs and cash, and the pair’s arrest on multiple drug charges. Detectives said the woman had long been considered a major supplier of methamphetamine to the Madras area.   Sherry Ann Harper (left), Brian Michael Motacek (right) - JCJ photos  Bend Police Lt. John Gautney, working in consort with the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement (CODE) team, reported that following ... [full story]
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Feb 18,2008
A 48-year old Redmond, Oregon driver was killed and his four passengers – including three children – were injured in a multi-vehicle crash on icy Highway 20 east of Santiam Junction on Saturday morning, police reported.   One man was killed and four others injuried in a crash on Highway 20 east of Santiam Junction on Saturday morning - OSP photo  Joseph Bowdin, 48, lost control of his Ford Bronco on an icy section of the westbound ... [full story]
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Feb 15,2008
Firefighters, police and public works personnel scrambled to establish an evacuation plan if one became necessary early Friday after a rail tanker carrying 28,000 gallons of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) derailed in Redmond, Oregon. Redmond Fire & Rescue reported that the derailed Burlington Northern (BN) car was upright and not leaking shortly after midnight, and A BN team of specialists was called in to access the situation.  By 9:20 a.m. they were in the process ... [full story]
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Feb 15,2008
PGE & Warm Springs Tribes Award Funding for Projects Chosen to Enhance and Improve Habitats and Species MADRAS, Ore. — More than 20 resource protection projects dedicated to enhancing and improving stream and land habitats and species in the Deschutes Basin were recently approved for funding by Portland General Electric (PGE) and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs (CTWS) through the Pelton Round Butte Fund. The $21.5 million fund, established by PGE and CTWS in 2005, ... [full story]
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Feb 15,2008
Two California motorists were arrested Wednesday morning after a detective who stopped to help them with a flat tire became suspicious and placed them under surveillance. A consensual search of their vehicle led to the seizure of a handgun, the car, and over $40,000 in cash, and ultimately to the arrest of the two men suspected of drug sales-related money laundering, police reported.   (above left) Fransico Olivera-Amezcua, (above right) Gerardo Mendoza Ruelas - DJC photos. ... [full story]
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Feb 13,2008
A cold case squad yesterday arrested a 48-year old Redmond, Oregon man and charged him with the murder of Edward Jeffery who was shot and killed in the driveway of his rural Salem home in 1986.   Patrick Gordon McCreary - MCJ photo According to a news release prepared by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Patrick Gordon McCreary was taken into custody at his Redmond home and transported to the Marion County Jail. McCreary is expected to ... [full story]
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Feb 11,2008
A 37-year old Prineville man was arrested Friday evening in connection with an alleged sexual assault at the Walton Lake Sno-park in the Ochoco National Forest in Crook County, Oregon, deputies reported. According to Crook County Sheriff’s Detective Travis Jurgens, deputies received a report of a possible rape about 5:20 p.m. Deputies later found the alleged victim was a young girl under the age of 16. Following an investigation, Joseph Patrick Thompson, 37, of Prineville, was arrested ... [full story]
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Feb 11,2008
A 48-year old Prineville man, reportedly active with the Boys & Girls Club of Central Oregon and a coach of several youth athletic teams, was arrested Friday and charged with 164 crimes related to the alleged sexual abuse of a girl, now 19, over a ten year time period which began when the victim was in third grade. Detectives believe there may be other victims who haven’t yet come forward.   Brad William Hill - CCSO ... [full story]
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Feb 11,2008
A tip from a citizen who recognized two “persons of interest” captured in a video recorded in a Prineville Laundromat on February 3 led to their identification and the arrest of one woman for theft, police announced.   Reeta Vista Durbin - Prineville PD photo It took little more than 48 hours after the video was released to local media on Thursday before Prineville Police had positively identified and arrested Reeta Vista Durbin, 66. Durbin, who resides ... [full story]
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Feb 08,2008
Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a masked robber who held up a Taco Time fast food restaurant in southwest Redmond, Oregon at gunpoint Thursday night. The suspect, described as an Hispanic male about 5-foot 2-inches to 5-foot 4-inches tall with a slim build and brown eyes, was wearing a black ski mask, black hooded sweatshirt, work-style denim pants and black cotton gloves when he entered the restaurant at 1029 SW Highland Avenue ... [full story]
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Feb 08,2008
Prineville Police have released a video of two people, a male and a female, who they say are “persons of interest” in connection with a theft at a local Laundromat on Saturday afternoon, and are asking the public’s help in identifying them. Chief Eric Bush said a theft occurred at the Sunshine Laundry, located at 389 NW 4th Street, on February 3 between noon and 3 p.m.  The video is available online.   Anyone who can ... [full story]
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Feb 05,2008
PRINEVILLE — Because of heavy snow conditions and narrowing roadways, Forest Service officials continue to monitor conditions that may eventually require sno-park closures on the Ochoco National Forest.“We’ve been able to keep Walton Sno-park open up to this point, but as funding for snow removal is depleted and roads continue to narrow, a future closure may be likely”, said Recreation Staff Officer Cathy Lund.To avoid congestion, they ask, please do not park on Forest Road ... [full story]
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Feb 05,2008
A 21-year old Prineville man who was the driver of a vehicle involved in a roll-over crash on Highway 26 West early Friday morning was later arrested for auto theft, even after trying to blame a person he claimed had fled and was responsible – a person who didn’t exist, deputies reported.   Nicholas Ryan Rodin - CCJ photo Nicholas Ryan Rodin, 21, was one of three occupants in the vehicle that crashed about 5:30 a.m., February ... [full story]
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