Friday, Sept. 17 — Manuel Brasil Alves, Lakeview, was driving a vehicle hauling large hay bales on Hwy 31 at mile post 79 when he drifted off the roadway. The trailer disconnected from the tractor and rolled in the roadway; and rolled onto its side losing the load of hay. The tractor was not damaged and no injuries were reported. ODOT assisted on the scene and Alves was able to remove the trailer.
Monday, Sept. 20 — OSP was dispatched to a non-injury single motor vehicle crash versus deer on Hwy 31 at milepost 87. When OSP arrived it found a white Nissan Sentry, driven by Michael Shane LaFon, Christmas Valley, facing southbound off the roadway with heavy front end damage. Neither the driver nor the passenger requested medical treatment. The driver stated he was negotiating a corner when the deer ran in front of him. Hall’s Towing towed the vehicle.
Monday, Sept. 27 — OSP responded to a motor vehicle versus deer on Hwy 395 at mile post 132. Moderate front end damage occurred. The driver — Edward William Pindar, Van Nuyes, Calif. — did not suffer any injuries. The driver was able to drive away from the scene.
Monday, Sept. 27 — Randy Steven Spears, Ukiah, Calif., was traveling southbound on Hwy 385 at mile post 81 when he fell asleep and drifted over the shoulder and drove over several large boulders. The vehicle came to a rest in a ditch. Minor injuries were reported, but the occupants of the vehicle refused medical care. Hall Towing recovered the vehicle. ODOT assisted.
Tuesday, Sept. 28 — OSP conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation at the intersection of north 4th and G streets in Lakeview. Criminal activity was observed and the vehicle was searched. OSP seized a large amount of currency and illegal marijuana bud. Ross David Pizinger, Denver, Colo., and Joshua Allan Scott, Denver, Colo., were arrested on multiple charges.
Friday, Oct. 1 — OSP responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash versus deer on Hwy 395 at mile post 134.
Saturday, Oct. 2 —OSP contacted Duan Leon Efird in Lakeview for a known warrant. The warrant was confirmed and Efird was issued a criminal citation.
Saturday, Oct. 2 — Star Perry, Lakeview, was driving eastbound on Hwy 140 at mile post 10 when she drove off the roadway, overcorrected and crashed into a ditch. Perry was transported to Lake District Hospital with moderate injuries. A medical blood draw revealed that Parry had a BAC of 0.135%. Parry was issued a multitude of criminal citations. Hall Towing recovered the vehicle.
Monday, Oct. 4 — OSP responded to a single vehicle crash on Hwy 140 at mile post 64. Paul Teng, Charleston, was driving eastbound when a deer entered the roadway. Teng struck the deer. No injuries were reported and the vehicle was towed by M&C Towing.
Wednesday, Oct. 6 — OSP responded to a commercial motor vehicle blocking traffic on Hwy 140 at mile post 56. The driver — Marcus James Buchanan, Blackwell, Okla. — indicated he could not call for a tow truck. A commercial tow truck was called to remove the vehicle from the roadway. ACE towing responded and ODOT assisted.
Thursday, Oct. 7 — Leonard Wesley Denniston was driving southbound on Hwy 31 when he struck a black cow at milepost 90.5. No injuries were reported and the vehicle was still drivable and left the scene. Ranch employees removed the cow.
Thursday, Oct. 7 — Jelly Anne Lornez was driving southbound on Hwy 31 when she struck a black cow at mile post 93. No injuries were reported. The vehicle was still drivable and left the scene. Ranch employees removed the cow.
Thursday, Oct. 7 — OSP served a search warrant on Jesus Emmanuel Guizar Madrigal, Lakeview, regarding an ongoing illegal marijuana investigation. Over 30 pounds of bulk marijuana was seized. The case has been referred to the DA for review.
Thursday, Oct. 7 — Nathan Taber, Bly, was driving westbound on Hwy 140 when it struck and killed two horses in the roadway at milepost 88. The vehicle was recovered by Hall’s Towing.
Thursday, Oct. 7 — OSP and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a disabled vehicle near milepost 10 on Hwy 140. Upon arrival it was determined that the vehicle was involved in a rollover crash. The preliminary investigation revealed that a Ford Taurus — driven by Joshua Hill Harrer, Orovada, Nev. — was traveling eastbound on Hwy 140 when for an unknown reason the vehicle went off the roadway and rolled. Harrer was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Hall’s Towing recovered the vehicle.