Lake County Sheriff 

Office Report


None reported



Oregon State 

Police Report


Monday, June 17 — At approximately 5 p.m., troopers were dispatched to a non-injury commercial motor vehicle crash on US 20 near mile marker 77. Upon arrival, troopers noted that a crash had occurred in a construction zone with a flagger in the area. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) was already on scene and had OERS and SMAF in route for cleanup of a diesel spill of about 75 gallons. From evidence at the scene, it appeared that a tan Volvo and a truck/trailer combination involved  were east bound on US 20 at about 60 mph in a construction zone. As both vehicles topped a small hill, James Allen Grantham, 35, of Boise the driver of the Volvo, observed a flagger and about three to four cars at the bottom of the hill. Grantham did not believe he would be able to stop before striking the stopped cars. Grantham attempted to brake and drive off the roadway to the south, while the truck rotated about 270 degrees before coming to an uncontrolled rest and the trailer rotated about 30 degrees before coming to an unctontrolled rest blocking both lanes of traffic. There were no injuries and the vehicles were removed by Larkin Towing. An OERS number was drawn and SMAF was dispatched to clean up the 75 gallons of a diesel spill. 


Saturday, June 22 — OSP Northern Command Center received a report of a domestic disturbance that occurred in a moving white Toyota Corolla resulting in the vehicle becoming disabled. Prior to the arrival of Troopers, the vehicle was repaired by a passerby and left westbound. The vehicle was contacted but the victim, Sydney Paige Colvin, 23, of Ranier, Wash. and a 15-year- old juvenile passenger were uncooperative. The male suspect, Benjamynn Clayton Whitney, 24, of Rochester, Wash. was not in the vehicle and had apparently left on foot towards Burns. Colvin had a restraining order against the Whitney out of Washington. A report will be forwarded to the Lake County District Attorney and DHS. 


Monday, June 24 — Thomas William Weinman, 54, of Christmas Valley was southbound on Hwy 395 near mile marker 141, when for unknown reasons drifted across the highway and into the ditch. Weinman was transported to the hospital for treatment and Hall Motor recovered the vehicle. ODOT and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene. Weinman was cited for driving with suspended license, careless driving and DUII. 


Friday, June 28 — A gray Honda CRV was stopped for a traffic violation. Indications of criminal activity were observed and a consent search revealed approximately 18 pounds of marijuana concealed in luggage in the trunk. Gary Allen Starkweather, 53, was cited and released. 


Friday, June 28 — Multiple callers reported a female subject yelling and swinging her arms at cars in the roadway on South 9th Street near F Street. Upon contact, Naomi Anne Ackerman appeared to be impaired. She was arrested for disorderly conduct, possession of meth and multiple probation violations. Ackerman was lodged at the Lake County Jail. 


Saturday, June 29 — A blue Toyota Rav and a green Toyota Tacoma were eastbound on US 20 near mile marker 73. A third vehicle, which was not involved in the crash was westbound on US 20 near mile marker 73 was attempting to pass slower traffic in a legal passing zone. Anne Elizabeth Mejican, 64, of Meridian, Idaho did not have enough time to pass as both Toyotas were in the on-coming lane of travel eastbound. Alexandrea Lauren Anderson, 22 of Bend slammed on her brakes and moved to the shoulder and was rear ended by Casey Alexandra Sauter, 21, of Eugene after braking. The damage to both vehicles was over $2500. Anderson was taken to the hospital for a face laceration and possible head injury and was released later that night. No other injuries were reported and Mejicano was issued a citation for unsafe passing on the left and was not involved in the crash. 


Monday, July 1 — Joshua Frank, 29, of Lakeview was known to have a warrant and was located at a residence. A wants check revealed he had three confirmed felony warrants out of Lake County for probation violation and one confirmed felony warrant with the Oregon State Parole Board for a parole violation. Frank was lodged on those warrants at the Lake County Jail. 


Tuesday, July 2 — A tan GMC Sierra was eastbound on North 4th Street approaching  the G Street intersection. The driver, Kerry Lee Schilling drove straight through the intersection crashing into a large highway sign in the center median causing damage to the sign and artwork displayed. No injuries were reported to him or the passenger, Kerri Ann Perez, 47 of Lakeview. Schilling was arrested for DUII and the vehicle was towed by Don Deiter’s Towing. 


Sunday, July 7 — Moniek E. Porter, 50, of Bend was stopped for a speeding violation. Troopers contacted the Lake County Jail and they advised that Porter had a warrant for her arrest. The warrant was for identity theft, false information to a police officer, failure to perform the duties of a driver when property is damaged and PCS Methamphetamine. Porter also had a warrant out of Deschutes County for a failure to appear. She was lodged at the Lake County Jail and her vehicle was towed by Don Deiter’s Towing. Porter was also issued a citation for ORS 811.175 DWS violation, ORS 806.010 Driving Uninsured and ORS 811.111 exceeding speed limit 11-20 mph. 


Tuesday, July 9 — A black Mitsubishi owned by William R Grimes, 72, of Eugene was tagged as abandoned and towed by Don Deiter’s Towing. 


Tuesday, July 9 — Oregon State Police assisted the Lake County Sheriff’s Office with the investigation of a burglary that occurred at the Eagles Nest. Information was obtained and relayed to the Sheriff’s Office.  


Tuesday, July 9 — Troopers assisted the Lake County Sheriff’s Office involving a domestic violence case. The suspect Jerry Caswell, 43, of Lakeview was located and arrested. The five-year-old juvenile was interviewed and DHS assumed custody of the juvenile.


Tuesday, July 9 — A red Mitsubishi  was northbound on Hwy 395 near mile marker 156 when the driver, Robert Michael Jones, 18 of Alturas failed to negotiate a curve. The vehicle crashed in the southbound ditch. One delineator post was damaged during the crash and minor injuries were reported to Jones and Emigen Clarea Douglas Barber, 18. Deiter’s Towing removed the vehicle and Jones was cited for driving uninsured. 


Wednesday, July 10 — A blue Chevrolet was traveling eastbound on Hwy 140 when Morgan Pony Jacobson, 37, failed to negotiate a curve. The vehicle drifted into the gravel on the westbound shoulder. Jacobson overcorrected and crashed in the westbound ditch. The vehicle rolled onto the driver’s side coming to final rest facing generally west. No injuries were reported. 

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