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Coroner's jury found that the former Crook County officer shot the man in self-defense

95 years ago

September 9, 1926

Dell Jones, who built a small fire to keep coyotes away from the camp on the slopes of Trout creek, was arrested last week by Ranger J. O. F. Anderson. He was arraigned before Howard Turner, justice of the peace, and fined $5 and costs. A complaint for the arrest of Harry Knauss, who was with Jones at the time the fire was built, has been issued. Both men are employees of the Baldwin Sheep Company.

75 years ago

September 9, 1946

Ole Olson, former Crook County sheriff who was reported under arrest in Ellensburg, Wash., last week in connection with the killing of Richard Hill, 55, was exonerated by a coroner's jury, which investigated the shooting, Sheriff R. H. Booton reported today. The jury found that the former Crook County officer shot in self-defense.

Mr. Olson and Miss Edna Pierce of Ellensburg were in Prineville Tuesday, en route to Nevada, where they planned to be married this week, Sheriff Booton reported. Mr. Olson was sheriff of Crook County from 1921 to 1925, and in recent years has been a resident of Deschutes County, being employed as a guard at Camp Abbot, south of Bend, during the time that camp was active, and in recent months as a guard for the U. S. reclamation service in Central Oregon. After their marriage in Nevada, Mr. and Mrs. Olson planned to return to Deschutes County to make their home, Sheriff Booton said.

50 years ago

September 9, 1971 Two men remained in Prineville city jail Wednesday morning in lieu of $5,000 bail after being arrested the night before on charges of "unlawful offer for sale of subdivided property."

Richard J. Latimer, Beaverton, and Kaare Klovstad, Shady Cove, Oregon, were arrested by Crook County Sheriff's Deputy Mel Mooney during a planning commission meeting in the courthouse Tuesday night. When Mooney asked the men to leave the meeting, Latimer apparently had no idea that he and Klovstad had been indicted the week previously by the Crook County Grand Jury. He asked that the commission hold up procedures for a few moments until he returned.

Secret indictments against the pair were returned Aug. 31, charging that the men were involved in the illegal sale of subdivided property between May 1 and Aug. 31, 1971; that they offered for sale "certain subdivided lands within the state of Oregon…"

25 years ago

September 3, 1996 While most people were enjoying their Labor Day Weekend, police departments were kept busy with a wide variety of crimes. Friday afternoon, officers and emergency teams were called to 185 Harwood, space 54, on a report that a baby had stopped breathing.

Just a week after celebrating her first birthday, she was being rushed to Pioneer Memorial Hospital. According to the police report, the infant was then flown by AirLife to St. Charles Hospital in Bend. Early Saturday morning, the baby had died at St. Charles.

The incident is currently under investigation by the Prineville Police Department. Crook County District. Attorney Gary Williams said that interviews are continuing, but at this time, he could not comment on the case.


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