CRIME & SAFETY
One dead after being hit by train in Pendleton
PENDLETON, Ore.-One person is dead after an early morning train versus pedestrian crash on S…
FATAL COMMERCIAL VEHICLES CRASH ON INTERSTATE 84 IN UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON
UMATILLA COUNTY, OR - On Thursday, September 28, 2023, at approximately 8:00 P.M., the Oregon State Police responded to a crash involving two commercial motor vehicles on Interstate-84, near milepost 226, in Umatilla County. The preliminary investigation indicated an eastbound commercial motor vehicle and trailer, operated by Ruslan Basarab (49)...
UPDATE: I-84 crash takes one life
UMATILLA COUNTY – The Oregon State Police reports it responded to a report of a crash involving two commercial motor vehicles near milepost 226 on Interstate 84 eastbound. OSP’s preliminary investigation indicated that a CMV operated by Ruslan Basarab, 49, of Renton was traveling in the slow lane when it struck the rear of Peterbilt commercial vehicle and trailer operated by Francisco Rivera Atilano Jr., 20, of Hermiston.
BENT bust ends with felony assault charge
MILTON-FREEWATER – The Blue Mountain Enforcement Narcotics Team tried to serve a warrant on a Milton-Freewater man Thursday for unlawful delivery of methamphetamine. Pendleton Police Chief Chuck Byram said when detectives arrived at the residence on Winesap Road the suspect fled on foot. The detectives found Benito Serrano Landa,...
Motorist seriously injured, 2 semis and car destroyed in fiery 17-vehicle pileup on foggy I-84 in NE Oregon
Thick fog and speed were factors in a fiery 17-car pileup on Interstate 84 in northeast Oregon Thursday afternoon that seriously injured one motorist and closed the freeway for about eight hours, Oregon State Police said Friday. The post Motorist seriously injured, 2 semis and car destroyed in fiery 17-vehicle pileup on foggy I-84 in NE Oregon appeared first on KTVZ.
I84 near Pendleton closed due to more than 20 vehicle crash
PENDLETON, Wash. -- Oregon State Patrol is currently on scene at a more than 20 vehicle crash on I84 near milepost 227.
Oregon man charged with assaulting officers with a pipe during Jan. 6 Capitol riot
PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon man is facing federal charges for allegedly ramming a pipe toward police during the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Ryan Wilson, 40, of Athena, Oregon was arrested Sept. 11 in Portland, according to federal prosecutors. Wilson is charged with felony obstruction of...
New laws bring tougher sentencing for poacher
PENDELTON, Ore- A poacher will pay $75,000 in fines and serve jail time after killing numerous deer and elk near Pendleton in what officials called a wildlife crime spree. Walker Erickson, 28, of Pendleton, pleaded guilty to 22 charges including illegally killing deer and elk, leaving game animals to waste and trespassing. All charges accumulated in an 18-month timeframe, leading officials to declare the case a crime spree. In the...