Lake County Sheriff Office Report

Thursday Aug. 8 — Deputies were dispatched to the intersection of Christmas Valley Highway and Christmas Tree Road to assist Oregon State Police with an uncooperative subject on a traffic stop.  At the conclusion of the traffic stop the subject was released from the Trooper’s vehicle.  The subject began to yell that the Trooper had assaulted him and he wanted to file a report.  The subject also yelled that he was going to the North Lake Clinic due to injuries sustained during the traffic stop.  As the Trooper began removing the handcuffs from the subject, the subject became very hostile towards the Trooper not wanting to comply with the Trooper’s directions, making it difficult for the Trooper to remove the handcuffs.  During this time the subject yelled at the Trooper that he was not wanted in Christmas Valley and that the people of the town were going to run the Trooper out of town.  After the handcuffs were removed the subject continued yelling at the Trooper even though the subject was free to leave.  After a couple minutes the subject walked away in the direction of the North Lake Clinic.  The subject was cited for multiple traffic offenses.

Friday, Aug. 9 — Deputies were dispatched to the 800 block of Millview regarding a violation of a restraining order.  The female suspect was contacted and interviewed.  Even though the investigation determined the suspect did not violate the restrictions of the restraining order a warrant was confirmed for her arrest.  The suspect was arrested and transported to the Lake County Correction’s Facility where she was booked on the warrant.

Friday, Aug. 9 — Deputies were on routine patrol in the 800 block of South H Street when a known subject with an outstanding probation warrant was observed.  The warrant was confirmed and the suspect was advised.  The suspect was advised to turn around and put his hands behind his back because he was under arrest for probation violation.  The suspect started yelling that he was not even on probation.  The suspect yelled then threw himself against his screen door and crumpled to the ground and began to cry.  The suspect was transported to the Lake County Correction’s Facility where he was booked on the warrant.

Saturday, Aug. 10 — Deputies were on routine patrol in the area of south 3rd and H streets when a known subject with an outstanding warrant was observed in the parking lot of the Lakeview High School rummaging through the garbage.  Contact was made, the warrant was confirmed and the suspect was arrested.  The suspect was transported to the Lake County Correction’s Facility where he was booked on the warrant.

The Sheriff’s Office will pay cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of suspects in all criminal offenses.  If you have information identifying suspects in a crime call your local law enforcement agency or 911.  The Sheriff’s Office is currently offering a $500 reward for information involving the burglaries of the Eagles Nest Food & Spirits and the Eagles Lodge.  You can remain anonymous with your information.

Oregon State Police Report

Tuesday, July 30 — Troopers received a report of a single motor vehicle crash at mile marker 27 on Hwy 140 E. Troopers located the driver, Traci Joan Corinne Morales, 31, of Adel and subsequently arrested and lodged her in jail for DUII and Assault four. 

Wednesday, July 31 — A maroon Mitsubishi Eclipse was stopped for a traffic violation. The driver, Jacob Lee Wheat, 26, of Lakeview was found to be in possession of methamphetamine. Wheat was cited for driving while suspended and the Eclipse was towed by Deiter’s Towing. Wheat was cited and released. 

Thursday, Aug. 1 — A gray Toyota Camry was southbound on Hwy 395 when the driver, Johnathon R. Nickels, 25, stated he fell asleep. The car drove over a delineator post and into the west ditch. The Camry impacted a raised driveway landing on the south side of the driveway impacting the ditch. Nickels and Cory Ann Shepherd, 39 were unrestrained. Both suffered moderate injuries and were transported by ambulance to the hospital. Don Deiter’s Towing removed the vehicle from the scene. Nickels was later cited and released for the unlawful possession of marijuana. (3.9 pounds). 

Monday, Aug. 5 — A Sargent Transport CMV driven by David Curtis Crawford, 33, hauling Perlite drifted into the northbound ditch damaging two delineator posts and covered the roadway with gravel. The CMV continued northbound and no injuries were reported. ODOT cleared the gravel utilizing specialized equipment and traffic control. 

Monday, Aug. 5 — A silver Hyundai Sonata was stopped for a traffic violation. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed methamphetamine and heroin. A stolen firearm was also recovered. Levi Jacob Garrison, 29, and Marley Jean Pettit, 19, initially lied about their identity but were later identified and had felony warrants for their arrest. Both were lodged in jail and the vehicle was towed incident to arrest by Deiter’s Towing. 

Monday, Aug. 5 — James Guzman, 20, of Central Point was walking into Hwy 140W near mile post 85. Guzman was transported to Lake District Hospital and placed on a police officer hold. 

Monday, Aug. 5 — Troopers were dispatched to the 87800 block of Thousand Springs Ln. in Summer Lake to back up the Sheriff’s Office on an assault, involving a suspect Richard Verle Emery, 60, of Summer Lake. 

Saturday, Aug. 10 — A traffic stop was initiated on a motor vehicle for observed traffic violations. The driver, Neil Edward Tubbs, 44, displayed signs of impairment and performed Standard Field Sobriety Tests poorly and provided a breath sample. Tubes was lodged at the Lake County jail for DUII - felony. His silver Toyota was secured on the scene. 

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