Klamath Basin News, Thursday, Sept. 12th – TimberMill Shores Permits Approved by Oregon Court of Appeals

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Klamath Basin Weather

Sunny, with a high near 80.

Sunshine with a high near 80.

Expect partly cloudy skies with a nice high of 82 degrees.

Today’s Headlines

Yesterday at about 4:28 a.m., Klamath Falls Police Officers responded to 1836 Sargent Street on a reported stabbing that had just occurred.   Upon arrival officers located a male with knife wounds. 

The male victim was transported to Sky Lakes Medical Center with serious injuries.   During the course of a subsequent investigation officers developed probable cause for the arrest of Rayven Tequoi Lotches. Officers determined he a screen, opened a closed window, and unlawfully entered the victim’s residence.  Lotches stabbed the victim a number of times.  Prior to entering the residence Lotches attempted to burn down the residence by gathering combustible material and placing it next to the residence however he was unsuccessful igniting the material.

Officers were again called to the area at approximately 6:30 a.m.  A female victim reported a male subject in the area attempting to break into vehicles.  Officers located the male subject a short time later and identified him as Rayven Lotches. 

Lotches was delusional and appeared to be under the influence of methamphetamine at the time of contact and he was arrested without incident, transported to Sky Lakes Medical Center, and then lodged at the Klamath County Jail.

On Tuesday members of the Klamath Falls Police Department and Basin Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team, arrested Denny Herrera-Rebolledo at 810 North Eldorado Avenue for a warrant issued in Marion County. 

After receiving information that Denny Herrera-Rebolledo who is a wanted fugitive was residing at 810 N. Eldorado Ave.  After observing the residence and confirming Herrera-Rebolledo was inside officers entered the residence with the consent of the legal occupant and arrested Herrera-Rebolledo without incident. 

The Oregon Court of Appeals Wednesday upheld a denial by the Land Use Board of Appeals of Sky Lakes Medical Center’s objection to the City of Klamath Falls’ designation of a planned state Department of Human Services facility in the downtown Klamath Falls TimberMill Shores development.

The court backed LUBA’s decision regarding the interpretation of the City of Klamath Falls’ Community Development Ordinance. Rubicon Investments, who filed for their building permits on May 10th plans to break ground on the new DHS Regional Government Office at TimberMill Shores once the permits are complete with an expected completion date of June of 2021.

Yesterday, just after 10:00 a.m., a robbery was reported at the Banner Bank on McAndrews Road in Medford. The investigation revealed the suspect presented a note to the teller demanding cash. However, when the teller questioned the note, the male grabbed it and fled, without getting any money. Shortly thereafter, the US Bank on Court Street reported the male had been in their bank that same morning, acting suspicious. The male was reportedly loitering in the lobby. Detectives were able to identify the suspect as 18 year old Charles Frasier-Lindsey. He was later located at his residence on Gebhard Road in Central Point and arrested without incident.

If you’re travelling north this weekend be aware the Chemult Ranger District of the Fremont-Winema National Forest plans to implement the Boundary prescribed burn on Friday. 

Favorable weather conditions have created a window of opportunity to successfully treat up to 13,000-acre prescribed burn located 10 miles southwest of Chemult.  Aerial ignitions will be in use and planned fire activities are expected to last 2 to 4 days.

The treatment area starts approximately 4 miles west of the Diamond Lake Junction on Highway 97 and extends 7 miles south of Highway 138 to the junction of Forest Service Road 70 bordering Crater Lake National Park.Smoke may be visible during and after ignitions from parts of Highway 97, Highway 138, and surrounding areas.  Fire managers are working closely with local air districts and the Oregon Air Resources Board to mitigate the effects of the smoke to the public and local air sheds.

A deadline of September 27, 2019, has been set for the Fall Brick Order for bricks dedicated to military veterans to be placed at the Veterans Memorial by Veterans Day in November.

The Veterans Memorial Project is a community-wide project, which honors and recognizes veterans who have served this nation. The memorial features a pavilion, war monuments and over 5,000 dedicated bricks meant to be a lasting legacy to military individuals. Each brick is a tribute to a military member and their service. Bricks can be ordered for $50 each and dedicated to any United States veteran regardless of where they live and whether they are living or deceased.

For more information, contact the City of Klamath Falls Development Services Office at (541) 883-4950 or email at kburg@klamathfalls.city. A brick order form can also be downloaded from the city website at www.klamathfalls.city.

…For complete details on these and other stories see today’s Herald & News.  Wynne Broadcasting and the Herald and News…stronger together to keep you informed.

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