TILLAMOOK, OR - At around 9:15 Saturday evening, first responders were summoned to North Main and Hadley Road in Tillamook for car vs pedestrian crash. When responders arrived they found an unconscious person laying in road with serious life threatening injuries. The pedestrian was transported by ground ambulance to Tillamook Regional Medical Center. The driver of the car that struck the pedestrian remained on scene; Oregon State Police is investigating the incident.
Southbound North Main was closed and the northbound was restricted to one lane for about 4 hours during the investigation. The identity of the people involved and the outcome of the pedestrian that was struck is not known at this time. An update will be posted when that information becomes available.
TILLAMOOK, OR - About 120 people participated in Saturday's March For Our Lives march and rally, which started at Goodspeed Park and ended at Tillamook High School. The march and rally was part of a nation wide march to end gun violence in our nations schools.
Events in Tillamook began with a vigil that was held on 2nd Street between Main and Pacific. About 30 people participated in the 2nd Street vigil before heading to Goodspeed Park. As the group of 30 arrived at Goodspeed Park, it quickly grew to over 100 people. Shortly after noon, the march began heading down 3rd Street toward downtown Tillamook. As the march wound through town, the sounds of drums and chants of "Go Away NRA" could be herd from marchers.
The march came to and end at Tillamook High School where a brief rally was held and the event organizers thanked all who participated in the march. David McCall, a candidate for County Commissioner who participated in the march said, "I thought this event was really important because it actually has got the people moving out, the interest of the people starting with the high school students organizing all the way up through their parents and their grandparents" McCall continued with, "We’ve got people throughout the county that have come out today to participate in the march. It’s true it’s not a march with thousands of people like you might have in Portland, but for Tillamook this is very significant and, you know, it really shows people are dedicated and this is an important cause. It’s something that all our politicians should be paying attention to.”
GARIBALDI, OR, March 17, 2018—The sun is shining along the Tillamook Coast once again and the Spring Break Express rolls out at the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad (OCSR).
OCSR is proudly announcing the onset of the 2018 season with our signature Spring Break Express! Come along for the 1.5 hour round trip journey from gorgeous Garibaldi, passed Tillamook Bay, the Three Graces, Barview and into the oceanside community of Rockaway Beach for a truly one of a kind coastal visitor experience.
The journey is motivated by one of our vintage diesel locomotives that make up our fleet of train engines. Truly enjoy a step back in time as you ride one of the nation’s premier logging railway museums.
Enjoy the gorgeous and green Tillamook Coast springtime with this family (and dog) friendly excursion that will be sure to provide entertainment for all members of your family.
From March 24th through April 8th, the OCSR will be running the Spring Break Express. This excursion caters to visitors in a convenient manner by allowing riders to board the train in either Garibaldi or Rockaway Beach and take in the surroundings at a gentle 10 miles per hour.
For more information or to purchase tickets for the Spring Break Express, visit our website and come aboard the Spring Break Express!
TILLAMOOK COUNTY, OR- This is a press release from Oregon State Police regarding yesterday's fatal crash on US26 near milepost 32 at the Washington - Tillamook County line.
On March 16, 2018 at approximately 4:45p.m., the Oregon State Police responded to a double fatal crash on US Highway 26 near milepost 32 (Tillamook County).
The preliminary investigation indicates a 2002 Black Chevrolet Trailblazer, operated by Caitlyn Potter (age 18 from Portland), was eastbound on Hwy 26 and lost control, sliding sideways into the westbound lane. Initially the Trailblazer struck a westbound Toyota Tacoma (no injuries) and then struck a westbound 2017 GMC Acadia in a T-bone fashion.
The front passenger in the Trailblazer, Kendra Cornwell (age 19 from Gresham) was pronounced deceased at the scene. The front passenger in the GMC, Tom Bonneville (age 80 from Windom, Minnesota), was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The operator, Andrew Bonneville (age 47 from Newberg) and three additional passengers in the GMC were transported to Portland area hospitals. The additional passengers in the GMC were Julia Bonneville (age 77 from Windom, Minnesota) with serious conditions and was transported to Emmanuel via air ambulance. Two juvenile passengers (ages 8 and 12) with minor injuries were transported to Emmanuel Hospital. The juvenile passengers are the daughters of Andrew Bonneville. Tom and Julia are the parents of Andrew Bonneville.
Caitlyn Potter was transported to OHSU with critical injuries. Speed and seatbelt usage are being considered a possible contributing factors of the crash.
The driver of the Toyota Tacoma was identified as Daniel Fultz (age 35 from Portland) and his two adult passengers were not injured.
The Oregon State Police was assisted by Washington County Sheriff's Office, Banks Fire, Oregon Department of Transportation, Tillamook County Medical Examiner and District Attorney's Office. The highway was affected for five hours.
BOTH SUBJECTS HAVE BEEN LOCATED AND NO LONGER OF INTEREST
This is a press release from the Oregon State Police regarding a missing and endangered OSU student and her boyfriend.
CORVALLIS, OR -On March 16, 2018, at approximately 6:45 p.m., Oregon State Police-University Area Command and Oregon State University's Department of Public Safety were notified of a female OSU student and her boyfriend who had been reported missing/endangered by their families. Family members reported the two individuals may be suicidal and the Oregon State Police is seeking public assistance with regard to any information as to the couple's location or their well being.
Kiara N. Wick (age 23 from Milwaukie, Oregon) and Jacob A. Eveler (age 20 from Philomath) were last seen around 2 a.m. on March 16, 2018, on OSU's Corvallis campus in Tebeau Hall (Wick's Residence). Around 3:00 p.m., a vehicle Eveler ,was believed to drive, was found at Eveler's parent's residence in Philomath.
Law enforcement officials have information the couple may be suicidal and are not suspecting foul-play in the pair's disappearance.
Wick is 5'8", 160 pounds with shoulder length (straight) brown hair and has gray/blue eyes. Wick's clothing is unknown at this time.
Eveler is 6'0", 170 pounds with shoulder length (curly) brown hair and has blue eyes. Eveler was last seen wearing a black "Rockstar" sweatshirt, grey Carhartt beanie, and unknown color of pants.
The couple has been known to a drive a second vehicle described as 4-door dark colored sedan in poor condition, but no other information is available about the vehicle. Their direction of travel is unknown but Wick has been known to like the beach and Eveler liked the Burnt Woods area.
If anyone has information regarding Wick or Eveler, please contact:
Department of Public Safety/Oregon State Police -University Area Command by calling:
Refer case# SP18-096835
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TIMBER, OR - At least two are dead and five others injured in a two vehicle crash on US26 near milepost 32, which is in Tillamook County. Two people were airlifted to Portland area hospitals. Oregon State Police is on-scene starting their investigation and Tillamook County Medical Examiner is en-route to the scene as well. US26 will be closed for several hour during the investigation so please us alternate routes.
ROSE LODGE, OR - This is a press release from the Oregon State Police regarding a fatal crash that occurred on State Highway 18 near milepost 12 in southeast Tillamook County.
On March 13, 2018 at 4:15 AM, Oregon State Troopers and emergency workers responded to a two vehicle fatal crash on SR Highway 18 near milepost 12.
The preliminary investigation indicates a grey 2015 Dodge Caravan, driven by Ulysses Reyes Semsem, age 58, from Hillsboro, and was eastbound when he failed to negotiate a rightward sweeping curve. The Dodge crossed the centerline and crashed head-on into westbound FedEx commercial motor vehicle. Semsem was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The FedEx commercial vehicle was driven by Ruby L. James, age 59, from Coos Bay, and came to rest approximately 75 feet down embankment and into creek feeding the Salmon River. The passenger of the FedEX was identified as Tony E. Kimber,age 54, from Yoncalla, Oregon. James and Kimber were transported to Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital with minor injuries.
The Highway was completely closed for five hours and is currently open to one lane. A HazMat Team is working on cleaning up fuel and fluid spill from the commercial motor vehicle.
Oregon State Police was assisted by Grand Ronde Tribal Police Department, North Lincoln Fire and Rescue, Polk County Sheriff's Department, Oregon Department of Transportation, Tillamook County Medical Examiner and District Attorney's Offices.
TILLAMOOK, OR - The suspect in Friday evening's bizarre incident in Tillamook has been identified as 41 year old Travis Martin of Tillamook, OR.
The incident began around 6:05 Friday evening when officers were dispatched to a menacing with a knife in the area of Wilson School. While officers were responding, Martin called 9-1-1 and told dispatchers that he was upset with a female and that he would kill any cops that contacted him. When officers made contact with Martin, they told him to stop walking and that he was under arrest. Martin failed to comply with the officers' orders to stop. He also had a large knife on him. Officers then attempted to use a taser on Martin at least twice with no effect. Martin became more upset and his behavior caused concerns for the safety of others in the area. More officers from the Tillamook County Sheriff's Department and Oregon State Police where called into help deal with Martin and help keep bystanders safe. Several times Martin pulled out the knife he had but did not advance on the officers. Martin continued making threats to hunting down and killing every officer. At one point, officers again used less lethal rounds with no response from Martin.
Martin then began walking down 3rd Street tell he turned down Pine, to Alder, Evergreen and eventually down 12th Street with at least half a dozen officers following. "During most of his travel I drove next to him talking to him. He would rant and threaten and then calm down and talk but would not stop" said Tillamook Police Chief Terry Wright. Chief Wright went on to say, "His behavior, to include not stopping, rants and threats, along with the means, at least the one large knife, were very alarming. There was serious concern that he was going back into populated areas and may go into an occupied home or apartment." Martin was warned multiple time by officers that force would be used against him. He would respond by telling them they'd have to kill him.
The incident came to a head on Miller in front of Head Start when an officers armed with less lethal bean bag rounds confronted Martin and discharged multiple round at him to gain compliance. Officers were able to over power Martin and take him into custody.
Martin was transported by ambulance to Tillamook Regional Medical Center for injuries sustained during the incident. "It was more important for him to be treated for medical and other concerns than go to jail at this point" said Chief Wright. The case will be referred to the DA’s Office for several counts of Menacing, Elude on Foot, Disorderly Conduct and Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon.
Chief Wright went on to say, "All law enforcement involved in this high stress incident are commended for every effort to control the situation without using deadly force, even when the knife was brandished at law enforcement and behavior obviously indicated more than just a desire not to go to jail."
TILLAMOOK, OR - A bizarre incident that started as a menacing call turned into a lengthy slow speed foot pursuit that traveled through Tillamook.
At around 6 o'clock Friday evening, law enforcement officers were dispatched to a menacing with a knife in the area of Wilson School in Tillamook. When officers made contact with the alleged suspect, they were unable to take the him in to custody. More help was requested.
For the better part of an hour, officers from multiple agencies followed the suspect through Tillamook trying to get him to surrender. The incident came to a head on Miller in front of Head Start when an officers armed with less lethal bean bag rounds confronted the suspect and discharged multiple round at the him to gain compliance. Officers were able to over power the male suspect and take him into custody. The suspect was transported by ambulance to Tillamook Regional Medical Center for evaluation .
The name of the suspect and the exact circumstances leading to this incident are not know at this time but and update will be added when that information becomes available.
PACIFIC CITY, OR - March 8, 2018 at approximately 6:00 AM, Oregon State Troopers investigated a single vehicle fatal crash on US Highway 101 near milepost 90 (1/2 mile north of Brooten Road).
Preliminary investigation indicated Dustin Ford, 31, from Tillamook was traveling southbound in a 2001 Dodge pick-up. For unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed the centerline, traveled across the highway, and went off the roadway. When the Dodge went off the roadway, it struck a power pole, the pole came down onto the cab of the pick-up , and the power and communication lines came down across the entire highway. Ford was pronounced deceased at the scene.
At that time, a southbound log truck became entangled in the power lines and could not move until the lines were turned off by the Tillamook People's Utility District. The log truck driver did not witness the crash nor was he injured.
Tillamook People's Utility District made the crash scene safe so the vehicle could be towed from the area. The utility district worked to return power to local communities while the highway was closed for several hours. OSP was assisted by Nestucca Rural Fire Protection District, Tillamook People's Utility District, the Tillamook Medical Examiner and District Attorney's Offices, and the Oregon Department of Transportation.