Wednesday, January 28, 2015

"In the News" for Tuesday, January 27, 2015:

Hello, Friends!

Thanks so much for checking in on the blog this morning.  For those of you who have stumbled on this by chance, please go to my "In the News" Facebook page for the ongoing news links that come in throughout the day.  I do not duplicate what our local news station does, but I do share Associate Press stories and stories from state and regional newspapers and t.v. stations.  My intent with this page is to inform you about news that we might not otherwise hear about.

In the short time that I have been working on this news experiment, I have noticed some patterns.  It seems like some days have more road rage and traffic situations (not weather related); that there are a LOT more stabbings or attempted stabbings than shootings, and that there are a lot of folks trying to kill themselves around here. 

I have also become aware that there are a lot of missing people from Oregon that have never been found.  These two links have me interested in learning more about that: "Go Local PDX's list of 18 Oregon people who vanished in 2014" and "Oregon's Missing Persons Blog" Facebook page.                

Luckily, Eliana Perkings (age 13) from Seattle has been found safe.  She went missing on January 20th and was gone for nearly a week.

Collin Fergeson has also been found safe!

People Want Hannah Home:

Hannah Thomas-Garner has been missing since November.  Hannah left with Sylvia Davis.  Sylvia was found in December, and was with a man who was soon arrested.  Hannah has not been heard from since. Her car was found damaged in California.  The police consider her a run-away, but her parents do not.  Here is yesterday's article about "Ashland teen's schoolmates want her back home."
Here is the link to more information about the backstory.
Also, there is a Facebook page set up: "Bring Hannah Home Soon".

These go in descending order:

Tues. Jan 27th

I haven't really been on the scanner today, but there is something scary going on for a 14-year-old at home alone who hears somebody outside and has locked herself in the bathroom with her cell. Cop car just went screaming by our house going toward Sunriver, and the dispatcher mentioned a place near Vandervert Road. I just tuned in, am trying to piece things together.  (I never did hear any more about that incident.)

8:25 p.m. - During the past 5 minutes, cops have been dispatched to Railroad Ave. in La Pine. In another story, a 42-year-old male slipped on the ice and broke his ankle.

Mon. Jan 26th

10:59 a.m. - Sunriver - South Imnaha and Whistler ... somebody stole some street signs.

10:58 a.m.- La Pine - There is an upset elderly man waiting outside of Bi Mart for a deputy. His pickup was recently impounded, and he went to Central Oregon Towing to get his tools and stuff out of it and they won't let him do that.

10:06 a.m.- OSP heading to MP 98 on HWY 138 ... "might be something up". It is an accident. Vehicle is off the road and an ambulance is on scene. Single occupant in car, and that person is injured. Ambulance is blocking the eastbound lane.

9:52 a.m. - AirLink has arrived at the Crescent Fire Dept. to pick up a patient.

9:45 a.m.- La Pine - Welch Rd. Domestic. Two females were fighting. One called the police and drove off to leave the situation and meet the cops. Male called non-emergency to give more details. Cop is with the woman now.

9:41 a.m.- A black male came into someplace with a bleeding hand, acting very strange and asking if they were taking pictures of him. I didn't catch where this was.

9:34 a.m. - Somebody needs to land their helicopter in Kl. County. They are going to meet an ambulance in Crescent.

The Sunriver Citizen Patrol are busy doing their house checks this morning

9:18 a.m.- Road Rage near Lava Butte, MP 150, northbound. A white Ford Explorer was doing severe tailgating, aggressive driving and speeding. Their target was a blue pickup.

9:05 a.m. - Suspicious Behavior - I think this is in La Pine but I didn't catch the name of the street. 3 or 4 males are walking with a small female and a pink backpack is involved.

7:48 a.m. - Madras - Re: Drive-by shooting vehicle was a 4 door white Mercedes with tinted windows. It was last seen driving towards Warm Springs. The reservation has been notified. Unknown if there were any injuries. They are not sure how many people were in the car, but a shotgun was used. I guess that they put the COCC campus on lock-down.

7:40 - Bend - There is a two-car injury accident at Ferguson and SW 15th Avenue. Cops are blocking off the scene as they wait for the medics to arrive.

7:26 a.m. - Madras - A bit out of our scanner area, but there has been a drive-by shooting, Someone in a white car did the dirty deed. It doesn't sound as if anybody was injured.

Good morning! There are problems in the neighborhood already. At 6:35 a.m., a call came in about a dispute between a male and female on Twin Drive. The female has a gun. She left for awhile and now is back, sitting in her car in front of the house. I will keep a log of scanner goings ons in the comment section below. Stay safe out there today.

DCSO Daily Complaint Log for Jan. 23rd - Jan 26th

Deshutes County Jail Current Inmate List for Jan. 28th

Deschutes County Most Wanted for January 2015

Eugene Weekly - Lane County Mugshots for Jan. 26th

Medford Mail Tribune Crime Report

Medford Police Facebook Page

It doesn't look like Klamath Online has updated it's arrest and emergency reports since Jan. 23rd.  Here is the link to their Facebook page though: Klamath Online's Facebook page.

Take care, and please stop back by to visit soon!


Kathy Matthews

Monday, January 26, 2015

"In the News" Summary for Fri., Jan. 23rd, Sat. Jan 24th - Sun. Jan 25th:

Hello Friends,

I hope that you all had a great weekend.  It is nice outside, at least in Central Oregon.  It sounds like some of you guys got a lot fog.

I am sure enjoying working on my "In the News" pages, and it is fun getting to know you readers little by little.  It has been three weeks since I started working on this, and there are now 290 likes!  I took a dip for a half-day, but the numbers are climbing again.  That makes me so happy.

One of my little slogans, "We might never learn all the details, but that doesn't mean it never happened." might sound silly, but it makes perfect sense to me.

Yesterday, as I was listening to the scanner, I came across a story already in progress.  The SWAT team was just getting to the house in La Pine where a man and a woman were hiding.  The man had been part of a drive-by shooting at a home between La Pine and Gilchrist.  Nobody was hurt in the drive-by or during the stand-off. 

The Oregon State Police promptly did a news release about the situation, and a Medford news station picked it right up and we were able to learn the details.  Here is the link to that article: - La Pine Swat Stand-off Ends in Arrest.

But, there was something else that happened in La Pine yesterday that we may never learn more about.   Just past noon on Sunday (Jan. 25th), a call came in, and the dispatcher on the scanner told about a woman who had been hurt and held at knife-point for four hours by an intoxicated male that she knew.  She escaped, went to a neighbors home and called the cops.

The guy jumped in his black Jeep and took off.  He had two large hunting knives and possibly a bow with him.  The Deschutes County Sheriff's and OSP were trying to find him.  He lives in Eugene, so they figured that he would be heading that way.  Oakridge Police were also notified.  

That is when I left my scanner and go into Bend to watch American Sniper with my husband, so I missed listening to the rest of the story unfold.  (The movie was most excellent by-the-way, and was different than I thought it was going to be.)

When I got back, one of the "In the News" readers said that the man had parked his car on her street and left.  She noticed the black Jeep and called the cops.  They came out with their K-9 dog, but there wasn't a scent to follow.  Maybe he called somebody for a ride.  

Police know who he is and where he lives, and who knows, they might have him by now.  I'm not sure that we will hear about this in the news.  I am just so glad that the woman is safe.  That was some scary stuff.

Well, that is about it for this morning.  Enjoy this beautiful day.

~ Kathy M.

Here is the scanner report for yesterday.  My scanner went on strike for Friday and Saturday.  I am going to get a new one today, and am choosing a desktop model this time.  

These go in descending order to save me some work:

Sunday, January 25, 2015:

1:08 - Kids on motorcycles are riding around in Vic Russell's gravel pit. That is actually pretty dangerous.  Sometimes people try to ride up rock piles and get buried and die that way.  Just sayin'

12:24 - La Pine - Suspect has gotten into his car and drove by the house where she is at, but doesn't know that she is there. He is probably going to Eugene and OSP has been contacted. He most likely has 2 large hunting knives and maybe a bow in the car.  He is driving a black Jeep.

12:15 p.m. - La Pine - in a neighborhood off of Findley Butte Rd., a woman has escaped being held captive for 4 hours at knife-point by an intoxicated male. The male has left on foot, probably to go to another address. They know who the guy is.

12:01 - La Pine - Cop is asking for somebody else to go with him to a house on Burgess Rd.

10:25 - Police are making arrangements to talk to a guy inside a house. I am assuming that he is a threat to himself, as his Mom is outside and is talking with him. I have missed the location, but I think this is happening in La Pine.

10:22 - I am listening, and I am reading Jim Henderson's scanner notes. There is definitely something else big going on. The first one was on Meadow Lane and it is wrapped up. This one must be the Old Mill one (disclaimer on that though). The cops now have their "Tacticle Tech" on site.   

10:12 - Bend - Meadow and Brookswood: Teenage boys are fighting. No weapons are involved. 

10:04 - The police are still working on the case below, and it sounds like there is also something else going on. On Old Mill (unless this is where the above incidence is) somebody just came out with their hands on top of their head, and cops are "clearing the residence." At 9:24 a.m., an officer said, "I will take the suspicious bread call." I wonder what that is about?

Good Morning! What a gorgeous morning it is here in La Pine. Today is a scanner day (that means that it is working). I talked Cary into a new one last night, so these reports will become more frequent. If you scroll down a few, there are some details on this morning's standoff in the Day Road area. It sounds as if things are under control now; the last that I heard they were waiting for a search warrant and one man was arrested.

Take care, and please stop back by to visit soon!
Kathy Matthews


Friday, January 23, 2015

"In the News": Summary for Thursday, January 22, 2015:

 "Growing Pains"


Well, I guess that I post too frequently for some on my "In the News" Facebook page.  I have lost four followers since yesterday morning, and one wrote to tell me why.

If you feel as if you are being spammed with posts, but still would like to read them at your leisure, the easiest thing to do is to turn off your notifications.  You could also "unfollow" me, but please don't "unlike" me, unless you really don't enjoy the page.

I know that I have changed the direction of this news project since I began three weeks ago tomorrow.  This is still an experiment, and I am going with where it is leading me.  I don't believe that we should be spoon-fed the news, and if I see something, especially about Oregon, I am going to continue posting on this one-stop-shop.

Thank you for all of thumbs up and kind comments, I appreciate you, and I work for praise.  ~ Kathy M.

Thank you so much to Teri Myers for sharing her hot-off-the press news report about yesterday's "5 for 5" meeting at the Grange Hall in La Pine: 

(You can click on the letter above to enlarge it it for easier viewing.)

Here is the stuff that I heard on the scanner yesterday.  The most recent posts are first (that way I didn't have to retype everything).  I am sure that there was a lot more that happened after I turned it off.

2:59 p.m. - Maston Trailhead, complaint called in. A woman is waiting for her husband now, the police said.

6:25 p.m. - Somebody driving a 90's white Ford Explorer seems full of road rage and the cops have been notified. (Not exactly sure where this is.)

6:10 p.m. - La Pine - It sounds like a woman has died at home, off of Burgess. That is so sad. Sending out prayers for her family and friends.

5:06 - p.m. - La Pine - Heath Drive and Huntington - A highly intoxicated couple; the man called the cops because he is worried about the woman ... If I got this one right.

4:52 p.m. - Bend - "There's a pig on the loose!" Something about at a car dealership location. 

4:11 p.m. - Something is going on at Sunrise and Rainbow. An "Alpha" was requested to respond. I'm not sure what that means though. 

There have been many traffic stops in the La Pine area over the past hour.

2:59 p.m. - Maston Trailhead, complaint called in. A woman is waiting for her husband now, the police said.

2:49 p.m. - La Pine - There is an unconscious subject at the Highlander Motel. An elderly woman was found sitting in her chair.

11:30 a.m to 11:54 a.m. - The cops have been chasing a red Chevy PU on HWY 97 for a while now.

11:52 a.m. - EMS has been dispatched to the La Pine Community Health Center for somebody having a heart problem.

11:34 a.m. - La Pine - somebody on Elderberry Ln. fell and called for help.

11:13 a.m. - Bend - A white Audi is blocking the driveway entrance to Planned Parenthood and there are quite a few protesters out today.  Today is the Roe vs Wade anniversary. 

To sum up the things that I have heard this morning, there was a reckless driving white sedan passing people at a high rate of speed beginning at the High Desert Museum going towards Bend (9:40). There was another call regarding the same type of behavior a few minutes later at Cooley Rd., but this car was going southbound so I don't know if it was the same one.


*Bend Police Log for Jan. 22nd

*DCSO Daily Complaint Log through January 21st

*Deschutes County Jail Current Inmate List

*Deschutes County Most Wanted for January 2015

*Klamath Online Arrest Report for Jan. 23rd

*Klamath Online Police/Fire/Ambulance Calls for Jan. 23

*Klamath County's Most Wanted

*Lane County Mugshots for Jan. 22nd

*Crime Report from Mail Tribune (Medford)

 Take care, and please stop back by to visit soon!

Kathy Matthews