Klamath Basin News, Friday, Nov. 8 – Howard’s Meat Center Robbed, One Suspect in Custody

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Today’s Headlines…

At approximately 11:00pm on Tuesday Howard’s Meat Center was burglarized resulting in the loss of meat products with a retail value in excess of $4,500.00.

One of the owners was working in another area of the facility at the time and later discovered the forced entry.  The suspects attempted to obscure some surveillance cameras while they loaded severalhundred pounds of deer, elk, and antelope meat.   Klamath County Sheriff’s Deputies were able to use other surveillance cameras from Howard’s Meat Center as well as surrounding businesses to identify the subject’s vehicle.

Jon Loren Wikinson arrested.

Jon Loren Wilkinson was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon.

Some of the product was recovered at the time of Wilkinson’s arrest but given the perishable nature of the products it was no longer usable. During an interview with deputies Wilkinson admitted he traded some of the stolen product for meth and marijuana.

Klamath falls agencies went head-to-head for a good cause this week as part of the “Strut Your Stuff” challenge organized by Klamath Falls Blue Zones for Movember, the month drawing attention to men’s health.

Members of the Oregon Department of Forestry, the Klamath Falls Police Department, Klamath County Fire District 1, the 173rd Fighter Wing at Kinglsey Field and Blue Zones participated in the challenge.  All the agencies have a physical test as part of their jobs and the challenge involves the teams competing at each of the tests. The results were  combined from all of the members of the teams and adjusted for age.

Once again, Fire District 1 was the winner. The teams will take on the ORPAT — the Oregon Physical Abilities Test, which is a test all Oregon police officers must take, next week.

Locally in sports, the high school football season takes Center Stage this weekend with the Henley Hornets hosting The Dalles at 6PM tonight at Hill O’Brien field at Henley High School. Tomorrow the Mazama Vikings followed suit in the class 4A playoffs with a home game against Tillamook.

Should the two teams when they would play each other in the quarterfinals next weekend. Henley comes into the weekend with a 7- 1 record while The Dalles is 5-4.  Mazama is the number two ranked team in the state at 7 and 1. Tomorrow’s game will be at 12 noon kickoff at Viking field at Mazama. Tonight’s game will be carried on KFLS 1450 and 102.5 FM and tomorrow’s game will be carried on CBS Sports Radio The Winner 106.5 FM or 1240 aAM. 

Today crews will be crossing 5th Street, and motorists can expect full closures until the end of the day. Parking along 5th St between Walnut Avenue and Klamath Avenue will also be closed due to traffic closure.

Next week crews will be working in the block between 5th and 6th Street in the Alley between Klamath Avenue and Walnut Avenue. Motorists can expect intermittent road/lane closures of 6th ,7th and Klamath Avenue that week. In addition In addition next week crews will be working on the Oregon Avenue bike lane winter preparation. Delineators will be removed for seasonal snow removal operations and maintenance.

A reminder...Modoc National Forest Christmas tree permits are on sale at Modoc National Forest offices and various local businesses through December 24th.

Permits are $10 each, with a limit of two permits per household. Permits should be in possession when cutting trees. An informational handout that includes tree cutting and safety tips goes with each permit. Permits are available for purchase at Modoc National Forest offices in Alturas, Adin, Tulelake and Cedarville, as well as various local businesses. Fourth grade students with a valid Every Kid Outdoors Pass can be issued one free Christmas tree permit.

This pass also allows free access to federal lands and waters for a full year.

Around the state…

  Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley and Senator Dick Durbin today introduced the End Price Gouging for Insulin Act legislation that would end drug companies’ exorbitant price hikes on insulin that have made it difficult for millions of Americans to afford the drug.

This legislation would require drug companies to offer insulin products at the established referenceprice to all individuals in the U.S. market. That includes individuals who are uninsured, individuals who are covered under a group health plan, or individuals who have purchased their own individual health insurance coverage.

 Police have released the name of a man suspected of shooting three other people beforeshooting and killing himself in Eugene Wednesday.

Sixty-six year old Carlos Alberto Angelo shot himself after shooting a woman and two men. Police did not give updates on the conditions of the 70-year-old woman, 44-year-old man and 27-year-old man who were shot.  Police were called Wednesday afternoon to a report of shots fired. Police Chief Chris Skinner said Wednesday officers found a situation that feels like a neighborhood dispute that went really, really bad. 

Alberto Angelo was found dead.  Skinner says at least two handguns owned by thesuspect were found at the scene.

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality says smoky skies and stagnant air areexpected to hang around in Oregon and southwest Washington for another week.

The agency initially issued an air quality advisory Monday but on Wednesday extended the warning. The agency now expects the air quality advisory to be in effect until at least Nov. 12. Stagnant air conditions are trapping smoke and other contaminants near the ground where people breathe.

Several county and local health agencies have issued burning restrictions. DEQ asked peopleto follow burn restrictions in their areas and avoid unnecessary outdoor activity, especially those with lung or heart problems and young children.

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