Wednesday, January 06, 2016

GPDPS :Attempt to Elude Police/Motor Vehicle Crash Incident

Media Release 16-744

Nature: Attempt to Elude Police/Motor Vehicle Crash Incident: 2016-744
Location: Union Avenue @ Ringuette Street Grants Pass OR
Date/Time of Incident: Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 at 3:15 PM
Completed by: Lieutenant Todd Moran                Approved by: Deputy Chief Jim Hamilton
Arrestee:
Kearns, Christopher S. 20 Years of age
Transient Grants Pass
Charges:
1. Attempt to Elude Police (Vehicle) Lodged Jo. Co. Jail
2. Attempt to Elude Police (on foot) Lodged Jo. Co. Jail
3. Hit and Run (Felony) 2 Counts Lodged Jo. Co. Jail
4. Reckless Driving Lodged Jo. Co. Jail
5. Assault IV 2 Counts Lodged Jo. Co. Jail
Arrestee:
Kearns, Hunter A. 19 Years of age
Transient Grants Pass
Charges:
1. Unauthorized Use of Vehicle Lodged Jo. Co. Jail
2. Unlawful Entry into Motor Vehicle Lodged Jo. Co. Jail
3. Attempt to Elude Police (Vehicle) Lodged Jo. Co. Jail
4. Reckless Driving Lodged Jo. Co. Jail
5. Criminal Mischief 2 Lodged Jo. Co. Jail
6. Probation Violation Lodged Jo. Co. Jail
Details:

On Sunday, January 3rd 2016 at approximately 7:20 PM, a phone call was received from the owner of a reported stolen SUV. The victim reported to police that they were following the stolen SUV in the southwest area of Grants Pass. Officers from the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety responded to the area, located the stolen SUV and initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. The driver of the SUV did not yield, but instead attempted to elude the officers. The driver later identified as 19-year old Hunter Kearns, led officers on a pursuit in the Redwood Avenue/Redwood Hwy area. Based on Hunter Kearns’ reckless driving, the officers terminated their pursuit.
The Detective Unit of the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety had been working on several cases in which Hunter Kearns was considered a suspect. Through detective’s investigation, it was revealed Hunter Kearns had been frequenting several locations throughout the Grants Pass area. On Wednesday, January 6th, detectives were conducting surveillance in the 500 block of NW E St. During their surveillance, detectives observed Hunter Kearns enter the passenger side of a vehicle at a residence. Detectives followed the vehicle as they coordinated an effort for a marked patrol car to assist with a traffic stop.
When a marked patrol unit arrived, a traffic stop was initiated on SW 5th St., near SW Rogue River Avenue. The driver later identified as 20-year-old Christopher Kearns failed to yield. Christopher Kearns accelerated and drove through the River Rock CafĂ© lot, and onto SW 6th St. Police units gave chase south on 6th St., across Caveman Bridge. Christopher Kearns turned west onto West Park St., where a Deputy from the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office observed the reckless driving. The Deputy began pursuing Christopher Kearns west on West Park St., and south on Ringuette St. Christopher failed to stop for the stoplights at the intersection of Redwood Hwy. and Ringuette St., still traveling south.
When Christopher Kearns reached the 4-way stop at Ringuette St. and Union Ave., he again failed to stop. Christopher Kearns’ car collided with a vehicle that was passing through the intersection on Union Ave. The collision spun the unsuspecting motorist’s vehicle out of the intersection. Christopher Kearn’s vehicle continued in a southerly direction where it collided with a second vehicle that was stopped on Ringuette, south of Union Avenue.
After the collisions, both Christopher and Hunter Kearns got out of their vehicle and fled the crash scene on foot in opposite directions. The pursuing Deputy, along with numerous Grants Pass Officers and Detectives were immediately on scene following the crashes.
Christopher Kearns was apprehended from the roof of the Crisis Resolution Center on SW Ramsey Ave. Hunter Kearns was apprehended on the property of Three Rivers Community Hospital. Medical personnel from American Medical Response responded to assist with the motorists that had been struck by the car operated by Christopher Kearns. Both motorists were treated at the scene and released. Both Christopher and Hunter Kearns were transported to, and lodged at the Josephine County Jail. Investigations involving Hunter Kearns are ongoing with further charges expected. Anyone with information on Hunter Kearns involvement in additional criminal activity is urged to contact the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety at 541-450-6260.


Monday, January 04, 2016

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Sunday, January 03, 2016

FCC :OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY

PW WPIC820
OREGON, STATE OF DBA DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY
[STATE AGENCY WITH FORESTRY CONSERVATION MANDATE]
Control Point 2 - 5286 TABLE ROCK ROAD, CENTRAL POINT OR 541-664-3328
Control Point 3 - 3040 BIDDLE ROAD, MEDFORD OR 541-618-2200
Control Point 1 - 2600 STATE ST, SALEM OR 503-945-7326
(link)
12/31/2015 License Modified
(transaction log)
1 - MANZANITA LOOKOUT 11 MI SW, GRANTS PASS (JOSEPHINE) OR  [Structure: Building]  (map)
    [Antenna 1 - HTT: 14.0m, HAAT: 761.7m]
 453.9      FB2    Ant: 1   100p   250e   Units: 1                     11K2F3E 
2 - 5286 TABLE ROCK RD, CENTRAL POINT (JACKSON) OR  [Structure: Building]  (map)
    [Antenna 1 - HTT: 20.0m, HAAT: -58.5m]
    [Antenna 2 - HTT: 10.6m, Polarization: Horizontal, Beamwidth: 40.0°, Gain: 10.2dBi, Azimuth: 3.0°, HAAT: -67.9m]
 458.325    FXO    Ant: 2   2p     16e    Units: 1                     11K2F3E 1K10F1E 
 458.9      FX1    Ant: 1   50p    100e   Units: 1                     11K2F3E 
3 - 80.0 km radius around fixed location 1 
 453.9      MO     Ant: 1   50p    100e   Units: 100                   11K2F3E 
 458.9      MO     Ant: 1   50p    100e   Units: 100                   11K2F3E 
4 - USDA FS, 3040 BIDDLE ROAD, MEDFORD (JACKSON) OR  [Structure: Building]  (map)
    [Antenna 1 - HTT: 10.7m, Polarization: Horizontal, Beamwidth: 40.0°, Gain: 10.2dBi, Azimuth: 183.0°, HAAT: -135.5m]
 453.325    FXO    Ant: 1   2p     16e    Units: 1                     11K2F3E 1K10F1E 
5 - Sexton Mt., SEXTON MT. 17.6 KM N OF, GRANTS PASS (JOSEPHINE) OR  [Structure: Lattice tower]  (map)
    [Antenna 1 - HTT: 14.0m, Polarization: Vertical, Beamwidth: 20.0°, Gain: 6.0dBi, Azimuth: 0.0°, HAAT: 553.8m]
 453.9      FB2    Ant: 1   100p   25e    Units: 1                     11K2F3E 
 458.9      FX1    Ant: 1   50p    25e    Units: 100                   11K2F3E



Sunday, June 24, 2012

OSP: Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 199 north of Cave Junction






























Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Saturday afternoon's traffic crash on Highway 199 north of Cave Junction that resulted in the later death of a 42-year old Cave Junction woman. Any unidentified witnesses to the crash are asked to contact OSP.

According to Sergeant First Class Mark Byrd, on June 23, 2012 at approximately 6:30 p.m., a 1988 Ford Bronco driven by RALPH E. McCORNACK, age 44, from Cave Junction, was northbound on Highway 199 near mile post 27 when it veered across the centerline into the southbound lane.  A 2012 Dodge Avenger driven by NICOLE M. FARAR, age 31, from Castro Valley, California,  was southbound and swerved into the northbound lanes in an attempt to avoid a head-on collision.  The two vehicles collided passenger side to passenger side.

After the initial impact, the Ford Bronco lost control and rolled several times. Its passenger, MICHELE R. HEBDON, age 42, from Cave Junction, was transported by LifeFlight to Rogue Valley Medical Center in Medford.  She reportedly died of injuries sustained in the crash early Sunday morning.

McCORNACK was transported by ambulance to Three Rivers Hospital in Grants Pass where he was treated and released.

FARAR and her passenger, MATT BRIDGES, age 36, from Castro Valley, was evaluated on scene by paramedics but declined transport.

Troopers on scene were able to determine through their investigation that McCORNACK and HEBDON were not using seatbelts. FARAR and BRIDGES were using seatbelts.

OSP troopers from the Grants Pass and Central Point Patrol offices are continuing the investigation. OSP is requesting anyone witnessing the crash to call the Oregon State Police Dispatch Center at (541) 474-3174. Senior Trooper Scott Holsworth is the lead investigator.

OSP was assisted at the scene by the US Forest Service, Josephine County Sheriff's Office, Josephine County District Attorney's Office, Illinois Valley Fire District, and AMR Ambulance personnel.


















Photographs - Oregon State Police


Sunday, February 05, 2012

Fatal Traffic Crash - Highway 238 east of Murphy in Josephine County
















RACHEL KELLY GREENTREE


Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into a late Saturday night single vehicle fatal crash on Highway 238 four miles east of Murphy that resulted in the death of a 19-year old male.

The driver and another passenger received non-life threatening injuries. Both were treated and released from a hospital after which OSP arrested the car's driver on multiple charges including manslaughter and DUII. Alcohol is a contributing factor and OSP urges drivers to have a designated driver today - Super Bowl Sunday - which is one of the nation's most dangerous days on the road due to impaired driving.

On February 4, 2012 at approximately 10:58 p.m., OSP was notified of a single vehicle motor vehicle crash on Highway 238 near milepost 8. Medical responders arrived on scene approximately five minutes later and discovered one deceased person lying in the roadway.

Initial investigation indicates a 1999 Saturn driven by RACHEL KELLY GREENTREE, age 18, from Grants Pass, was eastbound on Highway 238 near milepost 8. The car traveled off the right side of the roadway where it collided with a dirt embankment. The vehicle rolled, eventually coming to rest on its wheels on the left hand shoulder of the highway.

GREENTREE was transported by ambulance to Three Rivers Hospital in Grants Pass for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. After release from the hospital Sunday morning, OSP arrested GREENTREE and lodged her in the Josephine County Jail on the following charges:

* Manslaughter in the Second Degree
* Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII)
* Reckless Driving
* Assault in the Third Degree
* Recklessly Endangering Another Person

Right front passenger JOHNATHAN STADER, age 18, from Grants Pass, was transported to Three Rivers Hospital where he was treated and released.

Rear seat passenger MAXX CHRISTOPHER, age 19, from Merlin, was ejected and pronounced deceased at the scene. He was not using safety restraints.

GREENTREE and STADER were using safety restraints.

The crash closed a portion of the highway for approximately three hours.

OSP troopers from the Grants Pass worksite and Central Point Area Command office, with the assistance of the Josephine County District Attorney's Office, are continuing their investigation into the cause of the crash.

OSP was assisted at the scene by ODOT, Josephine County Sheriff's Office, Rural Metro Fire Department and AMR Ambulance Services.

According to NHTSA, forty-eight (48) percent of fatalities nationwide on Super Bowl Sunday involve a driver or motorcycle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent or higher. In 2010, alcohol-impaired driving fatalities accounted for 31 percent of the total motor vehicle traffic fatalities in the United States.

Last year, two people died on Oregon roads following crashes after the conclusion of the Super Bowl football game. Both were in alcohol-involved traffic crashes. Over the last five years on Super Bowl weekend, 11 people have died in traffic crashes on Oregon roads.



Crash Scene Photograph Source: Oregon State Police


Monday, December 26, 2011

Grants Pass Home DePot #4034



IG WQOQ337
THE HOME DEPOT, INC. DBA HOME DEPOT STORE #4034
[RETAIL STORE]
Control Point 1 - HOME DEPOT STORE #4034 
111 NE MILL ST, GRANT PASS OR 
(link)
12/20/2011 License Issued
1 - GRANT PASS (JOSEPHINE) OR  5.0 km radius around center point (map)
 467.7625 MO   2p    2e    11K2F3E 
 467.8375 MO   2p    2e    11K2F3E 
 467.85   MO   2p    2e    11K2F3E 
 467.875  MO   2p    2e    11K2F3E 
 467.9    MO   2p    2e    11K2F3E