Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office
Inmate found unresponsive in cell during routine security and welfare check at Multnomah County Detention Center - 12/01/15
On Tuesday December 1, 2015 at 7:46 a.m. a Corrections Deputy conducting a routine security and welfare check at breakfast in a housing module at the Multnomah County Detention Center found an unresponsive male inmate in his cell. The deputy called for medical response and with responding deputies entered the cell and began life-saving efforts. Medical staff arrived and life-saving efforts continued until Emergency Responders from Portland Fire Bureau and AMR arrived. Emergency responders were unable to revive the inmate and he was declared deceased.
MCSO Detectives and the Medical Examiner responded to begin the death investigation. MCSO detectives are handling the investigation and initial information from detectives were there are no signs of foul play. The body has been turned over to the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office.
We are not releasing any additional information at this time pending family notifications. More information will be released when available.
Final Update: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue activated for lost hikers near Munra Point (Photo)
MCSO Trail Hornet with found hikers
Final Update: The hikers reached the Command Post at Tooth Rock Trailhead just after 1:15 p.m. Both hikers were in good spirits and happy to be down from the trail and to get warmed up. The hikers are identified as Igor Vyravschikov, Age 22, and Roman Korchaki, Age 21, both from Gresham, OR.
Asked about their hike, Igor said they thought they were taking a shortcut on the trail and became lost. They tried to find their way back on the right trail, but kept going lower on the hill and couldn't locate the trail before it got dark. They had no flashlight with them, were wearing blue jeans and some winter outerwear and were not prepared to stay out overnight on the trail. They both did have a lighter so they made a small bonfire to help keep them warm overnight but were still very cold. In the morning he made contact with his brother and let him know he was ok once they found a cellular signal. They made contact with searchers as they tried to find where they had gotten off trail at the top.
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office would like to remind anyone contemplating a hike or outing on trails within the Columbia Gorge and other scenic areas to research their route prior to attempting a hike. Be prepared when you depart for a hike and ensure you are carrying the proper equipment when setting out including a map, compass, flashlight, extra food and water, extra clothing, fire starter, knife, first aid kit and signaling device. A GPS and a cell phone with extra battery. Let someone know your plan and when you expect to return so someone knows if you are overdue. During the winter temperatures will get very low overnight in the higher elevations and weather can change rapidly. Be prepared for the weather. The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office wants everyone to have a safe and enjoyable visit or hike in the Columbia Gorge scenic areas.
Update: At approximately 12:15 p.m. the lost hikers were located by members of the MCSO Green Hornet Wilderness Law Enforcement Services and Trail Rescue Team "Trail Hornets" near Munra Point. The two lost hikers were very cold but were in good condition and able and ready to be escorted out from their location back to the trailhead. They are expected to arrive back to the Command Post around 1:15 p.m.
The rapid deployment of the Green Hornets to the trails helped quickly locate the pair of lost hikers. The ability of the team to "hit the ground running" shortened the response time and brought this search to a happy conclusion quickly and safely.
The Green Hornets consist of an elite group of sworn law enforcement personnel who are physically fit endurance athletes experienced with hiking, and trail running. The goal of the team is to reduce response times and perform a hasty search in and around target areas.
The Green Hornets also provide an additional active patrol resource at major trailhead parking areas. Team members provide hikers written hiking safety educational materials, talk to citizens about trail safety and provide an additional law enforcement presence to deter property crime and provide enforcement services at difficult to reach wilderness areas.
A final update will be provided after the hikers have reached the trailhead and more information is available.
This morning, Friday November 27, 2015 at approximately 8:55 a.m. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched on a report of overdue hikers in the Columbia River Gorge near the Bonneville Dam. An MCSO Deputy checking parking lots in the surrounding area located the vehicle of the hikers at the Tooth Rock Trailhead.
A family member did get a hold of one of the hikers by cell phone and confirmed they were lost and stayed overnight on the trail. He told them to stay where they were and searchers would be looking for them. MCSO Search and Rescue Coordinators have not been able to make contact with the hikers via cell phone since the last call reported. The hiker reported missing is familiar with the area and has hiked the area before. However, it is unknown what equipment they had with them when they set out on the hike and if they were prepared to stay overnight on the trail.
MCSO Search and Rescue along with Trail Hornets were notified and activated to assist in locating the overdue hikers. At approximately 11:40 a.m. an MCSO Trail Hornet team began running the surrounding trails from where the vehicle was located in an attempt to locate the hikers. MCSO Search and Rescue teams are expected to arrive soon and will be deployed onto the trails from the Tooth Rock Trailhead as they attempt to locate the missing hikers(s). Mountain Wave Communications is responding and will be providing radio base communications support for the search efforts.
Media staging is available adjacent to the Command Post at Tooth Rock Trailhead. Updates will be provided as more information becomes available.
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office partners with Troutdale Public Safety Advisory Group for Annual Holiday Toy Drive (Photo)
Help a local family this holiday season! The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) has partnered with the Troutdale Public Safety Advisory Committee (TPSAC) for the annual holiday toy drive. Sheriff's deputies will be volunteering their time to help bring a smile to a child this holiday season. MCSO Deputies and TPSAC members will be on site at the toy drive collection site in Wood Village Walmart collecting unwrapped NEW toys for children from families with less fortunate means and east county youth to be distributed through SnowCap. Deputies will also be collecting gifts for teenage children, a group often overlooked during holiday toy distribution efforts.
Toys will be distributed through Snowcap of East County and Human Solutions to children and youth through 18 years of age. You can help by bringing your unwrapped NEW toy to the Wal-Mart store in Wood Village on the dates listed below. Collection stations will be located just inside the store entrance and members of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office will be at the stations supporting toy drive efforts!
Toys and gifts will be accepted at the Wal-Mart station in Wood Village during the following times:
* Friday, November 27, 2015 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
* Saturday and Sunday November 28 and November 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
* Saturday and Sunday December 5th and 6th from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
* Saturday and Sunday December 12th and 13th from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Update: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office investigating body recovered in Willamette River - 11/24/15
Update: The deceased has been identified as Eugene Santos Vibar, Age 33, of Portland, OR. He was previously reported missing on November 6, 2015 to the Portland Police Bureau. The Medical Examiner reported there were no signs of foul play and the Cause of Death was ruled as drowning. The manner of death is still to be determined.
On Monday November 23, 2015 at approximately 12:18 p.m. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office River Patrol deputies responded to the report of a body seen in the Willamette River just south of the Fremont Bridge. MCSO River patrol units and Portland Fire Bureau units arrived in the area and recovered the body of a deceased adult male from the river just south of the Fremont Bridge near the east bank. The body was transported to PFB Station 21. MCSO detectives and the Medical Examiner were notified and responded. MCSO detectives are handling the investigation and the body has been turned over to the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office.
We are not releasing any additional information at this time pending identification and family notifications.
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Unit seizes two kilos of cocaine discovered during traffic stop (Photo)
On Monday November 16, 2015, at approximately 1:30 p.m. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Special Investigation Unit (SIU) deputies conducted a traffic stop on a taxi cab at SE 126th Ave. and SE Stark St. after witnessing the vehicle make a number of traffic infractions. During the stop they talked to the taxi driver and with the cab's fare, Jorge Ramirez Garcia. As a result of this interaction a search of the passenger's baggage was conducted. During that search two one kilo bricks of cocaine were found.
Jorge Ramirez Garcia, Age 43, of Yakima, WA, was arrested and transported to the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Possession and Distribution of a controlled substance - Cocaine. The cab driver was given a verbal warning.
Booking photo is available on our website at www.mcso.us
Final Update: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue activated for overdue trail Runner - 11/05/15
Final Update: The MCSO Search and Rescue team arrived at Angel's Rest Trailhead with Derrick Deen just before 3:00 a.m. He was in good spirits and very happy to be off the trail.
Asked about what occurred, Derrick said he had gone ahead on the trail and reached the top of Angel's Rest and kept going not knowing that was where he should turn around at. He continued following the trails and wound down eventually arriving at a creek and realized he was lost and did not know where he was at on the trail. It was getting dark and he began to lose the trail as he was trying to continue on. He decided to move back up the trail away from the creek so someone could hear him yelling and eventually stopped when he couldn't see anything in front of him. Derrick didn't have a flashlight or any emergency supplies with him and was only wearing shorts, running shoes and a lightweight jacket over his shirt. He found a tree and made a bed of moss to sit on under the tree and tried to stay warm. He fell asleep and woke to the Search and Rescue people calling his name as they moved up the trail. He yelled back to them and they were able to narrow down where he was and locate him. He was grateful the searchers were able to locate him and help guide him back down off the trails to the Trailhead. Derrick was reunited with family and friends at the Trailhead.
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office would like to remind anyone contemplating a run, hike or outing on trails within the Columbia Gorge and other scenic areas to research their route prior to setting out. Be prepared when you depart for a hike and ensure you are carrying the proper equipment including a map, compass, flashlight, extra food and water, extra clothing, fire starter, knife, first aid kit and signaling device. A GPS and a cell phone with extra battery. Let someone know your plan and when you expect to return so someone knows if you are overdue. If you do become lost in the woods, preserve your body heat. Don't lie directly on the ground make a mattress of pine boughs and/or leaves. Try to find a place out of the rain and wind, but be visible. Staying in place helps searchers locate you as they are searching the area. Carry bright colored clothing you can hang on a tree to attract attention. Let someone know your plan and when you expect to return so someone knows if you are overdue. As the winter approaches low temperatures in higher elevations can bring snow and hail. Be prepared for bad weather. The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office wants everyone to have a safe and enjoyable visit to the scenic areas in the Columbia Gorge and other hiking areas.
Update: At approximately 1:10 a.m. an MCSO Search and Rescue team located Derrick Deen on the Foxglove trail between Devil's Rest and Angel's Rest. The team reported Derrick was in good condition and they provided him additional clothing to warm up. The team is now working on escorting him back down the trail to the Angel's Rest Trailhead to reunite with family and friends. It is expected it will take 60 to 90 minutes for the team to make it back down to the Trailhead.
Further updates when more information is available.
This evening, Wednesday November 4, 2015 at approximately 6:15 p.m. MCSO deputies were dispatched to Angel's Rest Trailhead on the report of an overdue trail runner. Deputies arrived and learned two runners had set out on a trail run up to Angels Rest and back at about 2:45 p.m. The runners became separated during the run up the trail to Angels Rest and back down. The first runner arrived back at the Angel's Rest Trailhead and waited for the other runner to arrive. After he didn't show up and it started getting dark, he waved down a passerby to call 911 and report his friend missing. A couple of hikers said they had seen the other runner near top of Angel's Rest at around 3:30 p.m. This was the last reported sighting.
MCSO Search and Rescue was activated and has responded to conduct search and rescue operations to locate the missing runner identified as Derrick Deen, Age 25, of San Diego, California. He is described as 6' 3" and 170 lbs and was wearing running shorts, a light windbreaker and running shoes when he set out on the trail run. He was not carrying any emergency supplies or a cell phone with him.
MCSO Search and Rescue teams were deployed into the field just after 8:00 p.m. and have been working their way up several trails towards the last reported sighting near Angel's Rest. Mountain Wave Communications has arrived on scene and is providing radio communication support for ongoing search efforts.
Media staging is available near the Command Post at Angel's Rest Trailhead.
Further updates will be posted when information becomes available.
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office arrests three juveniles on suspicion of kidnapping 86-year-old from home in Kennewick, WA - 11/03/15
On Tuesday November 3, 2015 at approximately 1:15 a.m. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to the Wood Village Walmart located at 23500 NE Sandy Blvd after a store employee called 911 and reported an elderly female came into the store and reported she had been kidnapped from her home in Kennewick and was locked in her car trunk and left in the Walmart parking lot.
MCSO deputies arrived and contacted the victim, Hazel Abel, Age 86, of Kennewick, WA. She told deputies she was taken from her home by three unknown people, placed in the trunk of her vehicle and was able to escape from the trunk when the vehicle stopped at the Walmart and she was left alone in the vehicle. Deputies obtained descriptions of the three suspects and called for additional units and an MCSO K-9 deputy to search the area around the Walmart but did not locate the suspects. The victim was not injured and was brought to the Troutdale Police Community Center to meet with detectives.
At approximately 9:10 a.m. an MCSO Detective spotted three suspects matching the description near the Arco station located at 2550 NE 238th Dr. the detective called for additional units to assist and three juvenile suspects, a female age 14, and two males age 15 and 16 were taken into custody without incident. The three suspects will be transported and booked in to the Donald E Long Juvenile Detention Center.
The investigation is ongoing and no further details are available at this time.
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office 2015 Fall Awards Ceremony
On Wednesday, November 4, 2015, at 10:00 a.m., at the Multnomah Building, 501 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd., Sheriff Daniel Staton will host the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office's Semi-Annual Awards Ceremony. This ceremony will honor citizens and members of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and partnering agencies.
Awards being presented at the ceremony include two Award of Valor, two Distinguished Service awards, Lifesaving Award, five Citations and four Community Service Awards. There will be a total of 23 awards presented during this ceremony.
This ceremony is open to the public and community members and media are invited and encouraged to attend as we recognize exemplary service and actions which went above and beyond.