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BREAKING NEWS Crashes Close Both Directions of I-5 in Salem and Grants Pass

The Interstate is closed in both directions between mileposts 258 and 256, and also at mile post 71.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Oregon State Police report that Interstate 5 northbound and southbound in Salem are blocked in both directions by a crash involving two commercial vehicles.

Oregon State Police are covering a second crash involving two commercial trucks in Grants Pass. This crash also has Interstate 5 northbound and southbound reported blocked in both directions near milepost 71.

Read Full Article (Jun-23-2008 10:44)

Two Oregon Residents Die in Crash Near Cave Junction

Highway 199 was closed Sunday evening in both directions for about four hours.

(CAVE JUNCTION, Ore.) - Photo of crash scene: Oregon State Police Police say two people died and two children were seriously injured Sunday evening in a two-vehicle head-on crash on Highway 199 about 24 miles south of Grants Pass.

The investigation revealed that Sunday, around 6:53 PM, a Mitsubishi 3000 two-door driven by 34-year old Azlan Breeze of Cave Junction, was southbound on Highway 199 near milepost 24 when, for unknown reasons, it crossed into the northbound lane and crashed head-on with a 2005 Kia Amanti driven by 61-year old Carolyn Calkins of Talent. Both operators were pronounced deceased at the scene.

Read Full Article (Apr-22-2008 17:36)

Kidnap Suspect Arrested Near Grants Pass

Police say the man kidnapped the same woman twice.

(GRANTS PASS, Ore.) - 49-year old Robert Alan Bufanda was arrested by police today for kidnapping, the victim was safely recovered. A man wanted since an April 15th kidnapping of a Grants Pass-area woman followed by another kidnapping today of the same woman was arrested about 4:30 PM in a wooded area near where the stolen 2001 Ford Ranger Edge pickup was located unoccupied.

They say 49-year old Robert Alan Bufanda of Grants Pass, had been sought by State, county and local police agencies since April 15th after he kidnapped and threatened a Grants Pass woman.

Read Full Article (Apr-22-2008 16:53)

Police Say Man Wanted in Kidnapping Case Snatched Same Victim Again

Bufanda is described as a white male, 5'11", 210 pounds, with blue eyes and bald.

(GRANTS PASS, Ore.) - 49-year old Robert Alan Bufanda Police say they are on the lookout for a man wanted for the April 15th kidnapping of a Grants Pass-area woman, and now the man has kidnapped the woman again.

Lieutenant Brian Powers says 49-year old Robert Alan Bufanda hadn't been arrested for the first offense yet. He says the suspect and victim are believed to be in the Josephine/Jackson County area at this time and police are asking for the public's help in locating the vehicle, suspect and victim.

Read Full Article (Apr-15-2008 20:23)

Police on the Lookout for Kidnapping Suspect in Grants Pass Area

The suspect was last seen on foot east of Interstate 5 about about two miles north of Grants Pass.

(GRANTS PASS, Ore.) - Police are looking for 49-year old Robert Alan Bufanda of Grants Pass Police agencies are asking for the public's help in locating a wanted man considered armed and dangerous after he allegedly kidnapped and threatened a Grants Pass woman Tuesday afternoon.

OSP Sergeant Jeff Fitzgerald says the suspect forced her into a pickup and drove her to a remote area about 1 1/2 miles from the residence to a frontage road along the east side of Interstate 5 near milepost 61.

Read Full Article (Mar-28-2008 22:17)

Grants Pass Man Dies in Single Vehicle Crash

Police say the roadway was covered in snow and slush and it was snowing hard at the time of the crash.

(GRANTS PASS, Ore.) - Fatal accident scene near Grants Pass, Oregon 3-28-08 Police say a Grants Pass man was killed in a single vehicle crash this afternoon on SR140 near milepost 21, about 24 miles east of Medford.

Sergeant Tanya Henderson with Oregon State Police says that at approximately 2:08 PM today, a Chevrolet pick-up was westbound on SR140, when according to witnesses, the driver lost control and crossed the oncoming lane of travel before leaving the roadway.

Read Full Article (Feb-22-2008 10:09)

Grants Pass Man Critically Injured While Taking His Dog for a Walk

Critical injury vehicle/pedestrian crash happens on Highway 238 south of Grants Pass.

(GRANTS PASS, Ore.) - A 49-year old man was critically injured Thursday night when he was struck while walking a dog on Highway 238 south of Grants Pass.

According to Oregon State Police Senior Trooper Scott Holsworth, last night at approximately 7:15 PM OSP troopers and local emergency personnel were notified of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle on Highway 238 near milepost 9.

Read Full Article (May-03-2007 14:13)

Handcuffed Suspect Escapes from OSP Patrol Car

As part of the investigation the trooper returned to the crashed pickup and found three firearms inside, one of which was a shotgun that was reported stolen.

(GRANTS PASS, Ore.) - osp patrol car A handcuffed Grants Pass-area man was found Wednesday night after he broke out an Oregon State Police patrol car window and escaped for a brief period of time along Interstate 5 in the Grants Pass area.

At approximately 9:00 PM on Wednesday, an OSP trooper responded to a reported crash on Interstate 5 northbound near milepost 54.

On arrival, the trooper found a 1979 Chevrolet pickup that had crashed off Foothill Drive and onto the shoulder of Interstate 5.

Read Full Article (Jan-18-2007 11:24)

UPDATE: Oregon Authorities Release Kim Family Search Investigation Results

Included in the report is a first hand account Mrs. Kim's perspective of the survival and rescue of herself and her two girls.

(GRANTS PASS) - Kim family Klamath County Sheriff Tim Evinger announced this morning that the Kim Family Search Review investigation has been completed and the report is being delivered to the Josephine County Sheriff today.

Three weeks ago The Josephine County Sheriff's Office asked the Sheriff's Association to conduct a review of the search.

To read the full report click on the link at the end of this story.

Read Full Article (Jul-17-2006 13:48)

Over 13 Pounds of Marijuana Found at Traffic Crash Scene, Three Arrested

(GRANTS PASS) - Oregon State Police troopers arrested three Portland-area men Saturday night after responding to a single vehicle rollover crash northbound Interstate 5 near Rogue River and finding over 13 pounds of marijuana.

Oregon State Police Sergeant Mark Byrd and Senior Trooper Greg Costanzo, with his drug dog "Cookie", responded to a single vehicle rollover crash northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 48 around 6:30 PM Saturday.

Upon arriving at the scene, police say they found there were three occupants one of which subsequently was transported for treatment of minor injuries.

Preliminary investigation indicated a 2002 Ford Explorer driven by 35-year old Scott Firkus of Milwaukie, Oregon was northbound on Interstate 5 when it drifted into the center median and rolled several times. Firkus was accompanied in the vehicle by two male passengers identified as 23-year old Matthew kahoe of from northeast Portland, and 34-year old William Walker of Oregon City.

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