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Klamath FallsBy Finn J.D. John
At around 2 p.m. on a sunny Monday afternoon in August 1911, Klamath Falls resident John Hunsaker was driving past the Oak Avenue Canal when he saw something in it — something that looked like a man.

 

Nov. 6: 7:58 PM: Disorderly Subject – 88000 block, Easy Lane. Complainant reports son is trying to break things around the house. Caller disconnected after screaming into the phone, “Are you coming or not?” Resolved.

Nov. 7: 9:47 AM: Criminal Trespass – 45000 block, N. Gate Creek Rd. Caller reports a 60 year old male stalker is under her house – needs police immediately. Info taken.

Oct. 17: 5:50 AM: Suspicious Vehicle – 94000 block, Marcola Rd. Report of a silver van parked across from the fire station. No one was seen around it. Caller is concerned due to previous break ins at the fire station. 09:00: Patrol check – campers have been given permission to be there.

Adam magazine imageBy Finn J.D. John

Drug addict and convicted robber Ray Moore was in his cheap hotel room on the corner of 12th and Morrison when his burglar friend Jimmy Walker pounded on the door.
Jimmy desperately needed help. He told Ray he’d shot a man, and was sure he’d be “burned for it.” He needed to get out of town.

Oct. 4: 5:08 PM: Theft 1, Criminal Mischief 1 – Mp. 9, McK. Hwy. Taken: about 500 ft. of phone line stolen off pole. About 20 people are out of service – should be restored in about 3 hours. Report taken.

Excerpts  From the October 10, 2013 Sheriff’s Reports

Sept. 27: 8:15 AM: Traffic Complaint – Mp. 17, Marcola Rd. Caller is concerned because 2 teenage boys wearing dark clothing and orange vests are holding signs asking drivers to slow down. Caller is concerned they are “not official.” They advised they are slowing traffic down for a truck delivery. Unable to dispatch.

5:28: At about 11:30 p.m. Trooper Boyd, with Deputy Combs (LCSO) riding, contacted a camp in the USFS Saddle Dam Campground on Blue River Reservoir after hearing a verbal dispute. Deputy Combs received consent to search the female who showed signs of meth use and seized two baggies of methamphetamine from her. Boyd contacted the male and noticed a 12 – 14”+ Douglas fir tree nearby that had been cut down recently. The male suspect indicated tat the tree was in his way when he attempted to park his vehicle.

Mug shotBy Finn J.D. John

October 20, 1926, could easily have been the day Mrs. M.D. Lewis died — suddenly, silently and violently.
She was doing some work around a small house she had for sale in the Sellwood neighborhood of Portland when an old car pulled up in front of it and a small man with black hair and dark complexion stepped out. Rude and brusque, he beetled into the house as if he owned it, muttering, “House for sale” as he passed her.

Excerpts  from 2005 Sheriff’s Reports

 

Sept 11: 2620: Suspicious Subject - 89000 block, Old Mohawk Rd., Marcola Rd. 2 male subjects came to residence and asked 18 year old female if they could live with her. One subject had long black hair the other had long blonde hair They later returned and refused to leave.

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