Lake County Sheriff
Wednesday, Oct. 31 – Deputies responded to Brim Well Road in regards to a 911 report that a neighborhood dispute turned into an assault where the suspect intentionally ran his neighbor over with a vehicle. The injuries inflicted by the suspect were considered life threatening which required the victim to be airlifted to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend. The suspect was contacted and interviewed. The suspect admitted to running over the victim because the victim “Got him all worked up.” The suspect was arrested for Attempted Murder and transported to the Lake County Correction’s Facility where he was booked. On Thursday, Nov. 14, the victim succumbed to his injuries. The investigation is ongoing and a recommendation of amending the charges to murder has been forwarded to the DA’s Office. OSP Criminal Investigation’s Unit is assisting in the investigation.
Monday, Nov. 11 – Deputies responded to the 19000 block of Thomas Creek Road to assist Klamath County Sheriff’s Office in an investigation involving a burglary and theft of an ATM in Klamath County. A search warrant was sought and the residence was contained by approximately 20 law enforcement personnel from three different agencies. The investigation had revealed that a vehicle used in the ATM theft and burglary was at the residence with suspects who were possibly armed. At approximately 6:45 p.m. a Lake County Deputy observed one of the suspects hiding in a boat next to the residence. The suspect broke and jumped out of the boat and over a wooden fence. As the suspect fled Deputies deployed their TASER. As the suspect fell to the ground it broke the TASER leads and the suspect again began to run. A second deployment of the TASER was activated. The suspect continued running until he was taken into custody by another Lake County Deputy in the area of Lakeridge Road and HWY 140. During the pursuit of the suspect an OSP trooper cut his hand on wire fencing which required medical attention. The search warrant was executed for the house and property. In the course of the search the clothes used in the burglary were found in the residence and the license plates to the suspect vehicle were found between the mattresses in a bedroom. Two of the suspects admitted to Klamath County Detectives that they committed the burglary of the ATM in Klamath Falls. Three suspects were arrested and transported to the Lake County Correction’s Facility where they were booked. Local charges included Hinder Prosecution, Tampering with Evidence and Assault on a Public Safety Officer. All local charges were dismissed by the DA’s Office.
Wednesday, Nov. 13 – Deputies responded to the 57000 block of Lovell Ln. in Silver Lake regarding an attack by a vicious dog. The investigation revealed that a male Great Pyrenees attacked a female UPS driver while delivering packages. Injuries consisted of serious bites to the arms, legs, back and head. The victim was airlifted to St. Charles Hospital in Bend. Injuries are reported to be serious but non-life threatening. The dog was impounded to the Lakeview Animal Hospital and the owner of the dog was issued a citation for a dangerous animal at large. Investigation is ongoing.
Friday, Nov. 15 – While on routine patrol Deputies contacted a suspicious male in the 1000 block of S. K St. A routine warrant check was conducted which confirmed an outstanding warrant out of Lake County for failure to appear. The subject was arrested and transported to the Lake County Correction’s Facility where he was booked.
Tuesday, Nov. 12- OSP trooper stopped a white Infiniti for a speeding violation at Hwy 140W and Bitterbrush Road. The driver, Bruce T. Skellinger, 71, Jacksonville, Fla., and the passenger Nicholas Skellinger, 38, Acushnet, Mass., consented to a vehicle search. The driver was cited for a license violation. Marijuana was seized from the car. The case is referred to the DA for consideration.
Thursday, Nov. 14 – An OSP trooper stopped a Mitsubishi Eclipse for a lane violation and no license plates on the vehicle at Hwy 140 and Cottonwood Road. The driver, Jessica Lynn Brown, 36, Lakeview, and the passenger Jacob Lee Gene Wheat, 26, were arrested for possession of methamphetamine. The other passenger, Dennis R. Hutchinson, 26, Central Point, was arrested for an out-of-county warrant. The vehicle was towed by Deiter’s Towing.
Thursday, Nov. 14 – OSP responded to a car versus buck deer collision on Hwy 395 and Crane Creek Road. The vehicle, a black Ford Expedition, suffered substantial damage to the front end. The driver, Ryan Curtis Getzler, 36, and the passenger, Tiffany R. Clark, 39, Lakeview, suffered no injuries. The car was towed by Halls Towing.