Fatal crash — Authorities say the passenger killed in a car accident on snowy roads near Government Camp over the weekend was a 9-year-old boy. The Oregon State Police said Tuesday that the boy from Redmond was riding in a Subaru that was struck by a Ford Excursion that crossed the centerline of Highway 26. OSP did not release his name. The agency said the driver of the Excursion appears to have lost control on the snow-covered highway in the Sunday accident. Two adult passengers in the Subaru were hospitalized, one with critical injuries. Three people in the Excursion were not seriously hurt. The accident is still under investigation and anyone who witnessed the collision who was not interviewed at the scene is asked to call authorities.
Detective/burglar — A former detective in northwest Oregon was sentenced to six years in prison after he was convicted of charges including robbery, burglary, theft and money laundering. Floyd William Marsh Jr., 60, was found guilty in August for his role in a home robbery in Wilsonville in October 2011. Authorities say Marsh and another man broke into a home, shot a woman with a stun gun, tied her up and placed her in a closet. Authorities say the men targeted a safe, stealing about $40,000 in silver coins and other valuables. Marsh was a detective in the property crimes unit of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office for about 25 years. He retired in 2007.
Jail overcrowding — Authorities say because of jail overcrowding, a convicted felon was released after he was booked on new charges in Corvallis. The Benton County Sheriff’s Office said Monday a 25-year-old man was arrested Thursday on charges of unauthorized use of a vehicle, possession of a stolen vehicle, unlawful possession of heroin and methamphetamine and being a felon in possession of a restricted weapon.