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Salem-News.com (Jul-21-2014 16:44)

Oregon High School Track Coach Arrested on Sex Abuse Charges

Investigators are concerned there may possibly have been other victims.

(MADRAS, Ore. ) - Melissa Bowerman The head track and field coach at Madras High School was arrested Monday by Oregon State Police related to an investigation into an alleged unlawful relationship with a 17-year-old male member of the high school track team.

Subsequent investigation, in cooperation with the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office, identified the juvenile male and developed evidence that led to her arrest related to alleged unlawful conduct since May 2014.

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Salem-News.com (May-07-2014 11:51)

Search On for Escaped Prison Inmate Clinton Orvill Swearingen II

During the course of the search over the last three days, law enforcement recovered blood from a stolen vehicle and clothes covered in blood abandoned in a local Madras neighborhood.

(MADRAS) - Swearingen is a 31-year-old Caucasian male, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 140 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. Oregon State Police, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and the Madras Police Department are still searching for inmate Clinton Orvill Swearingen II, who escaped from Deer Ridge Correctional Institution on Sunday, May 4th.

DRCI staff discovered inmate Clinton Orvill Swearingen II missing during the 10:15 p.m. count time, Sunday, May 4. Video footage shows that Swearingen climbed the razor-wire fence at approximately 9:20 pm.

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Salem-News.com (Sep-07-2012 18:07)

44 Cows Dead After Being Struck by Semi Trucks on Hwy 97

When you see an animal/wildlife near or on the roadway, reduce your speed and following distance and try to stay in your lane.

(MADRAS, OR) - Semi truck that hit dozens of cows Forty-four (44) cows died Thursday night after most were struck by five different commercial trucks along Highway 97 about 14 miles north of Madras. Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are completing the investigation and no drivers were injured.

Most of the cattle were dead at the scene and any remaining injured cattle were put down by their owner. OSP and ODOT employees worked with R2 Ranch to remove the dead cattle from the highway.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-26-2011 17:32)

Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 97 North of Madras

(MADRAS, Ore.) - 2000 Chevrolet Camaro wreck Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into an early Friday morning single vehicle fatal traffic crash along Highway 97 about twenty miles north of Madras. The crash resulted in the death of a 26-year old Madras-area man and serious injuries to a female passenger.

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Salem-News.com (Nov-21-2010 10:27)

Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 361 north of Culver

(MADRAS, Ore.) - Ford Expedition Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into a Saturday night two-vehicle fatal traffic crash north of Culver that resulted in the death of a Metolius-area man and serious injuries to ten others.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-25-2010 17:49)

Traffic Stop Leads to Over 20 lbs. of Marijuana Near Madras

(BEND, Ore.) - Ryan Michael Buley A Spokane, Washington man was arrested by Oregon State Police (OSP) Friday after a traffic stop nine miles south of Madras revealed over 20 1/2 lbs. of marijuana concealed in his vehicle.

On Friday at approximately 2:16 p.m. an OSP trooper stopped a 2002 Mercury Cougar sedan displaying Washington license plates northbound on Highway 97 near milepost 107 for failure to maintain a lane of travel. The vehicle's driver was identified as Ryan Michael Buley, age 25, from Spokane, Washington.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-02-2010 02:58)

State Trooper Catches Suspect After Nearly Mile Long Chase

OSP trooper arrests Madras man following chase, after he reportedly attempted to hide in a muddy canal near Madras.

(MADRAS, Ore.) - 29-year old Gilberto Rivera-Villarreal of Madras An Oregon State Police trooper arrested a Madras-area man Friday morning on multiple charges after he crashed into a guardrail and then fled on foot while being interviewed, Sergeant Paul Collinsworth with Oregon State Police in Bend said.

"The trooper chased the man on foot for about one mile before it ended and he was caught trying to hide in a muddy empty canal. Charges included DUII and Failing to Register as a Sex Offender."

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Salem-News.com (Sep-02-2009 12:51)

Plane Receives Minor Damage During Landing at La Grande Area Airport

Three Men were uninjured, the trio were on a golfing trip to La Grande.

(LA GRANDE, Ore.) - Plane at LaGrande after bad landing A Madras man and his two passengers were not injured Wednesday morning when their plane came in too fast for a landing and stopped off the runaway with minor damage.

The plane reportedly came in too fast for the landing and traveled off the runaway before stopping. The plane received minor damage and none of the 3 occupants were injured.

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Salem-News.com (May-23-2009 19:24)

Six Injured in Crash on Highway 97 South of Madras (PHOTOS)

Highway 97 was closed until about 5:00 p.m. in both directions.

(MADRAS, Ore.) - Salem-News.com Six people were injured, some seriously, in a two-vehicle head-on crash Saturday afternoon on Highway 97 just south of Madras near Hall Road.

Oregon State Police Troopers on the scene say some names and other information may not be released until Sunday while OSP troopers continue the investigation and work to confirm identities and their medical conditions.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-19-2008 11:45)

Fatal Two-Vehicle Accident North of Madras

Oregon State Police is continuing the investigation into the cause of this fatal traffic crash.

(MADRAS, Ore.) - Fatal Crash investigation logo A Clackamas-area woman died and six others were injured Sunday night in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 26 north of Madras.

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