Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office conducting extra DUII patrols throughout the holidays - 12/19/14
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies are participating in the nationwide traffic safety campaign focusing on impaired drivers December 12 through January 5, 2015. DUII enforcement patrols will be on the lookout for drivers operating vehicles under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office is participating in High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) patrols supported by a grant from the Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon Impact. Sheriff's Deputies will be actively seeking out and arresting impaired drivers during these missions
If you are hosting a Christmas party or a holiday get together plan ahead with these tips: Arrange rides home for your friends, family, co-workers and yourself before the drinking begins. Party hosts and servers must limit drinks to your guests or patrons. Don't serve more than one or two over several hours. Cut back on the amount of drinks you plan to bring to the party - and provide plenty of food.
Impaired driving is not an accident; it is a deliberate action that places the driver and others at substantial risk of serious injury or death. The overall goal of these HVE patrols is to reduce the number of motor vehicle deaths and injuries through educating the public and concentrating enforcement efforts on DUII driving.
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office asks the public if you see dangerous driving, report impaired drivers by calling 9-1-1.
MCSO brings holiday cheer to students from Community Transitional School (Photo)
Wilson High Leadership Group
For the 26th year in a row, the Sheriff's Office hosted a holiday party for the school children from the Community Transitional School on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at the Multnomah County Inverness Jail. Over 80 children from the Transitional School were treated to a fun, festive holiday party with entertainment provided by BJ the Clown, pizza provided by Gateway Izzy's Pizza and drinks and snacks provided by Aramark and the Keizer Elks Lodge.
The party started with the MCSO Honor Guard bringing the colors in led by MCSO's own MCSO bagpiper. The Wilson High School Leadership Group presented a $1,000 check to the Community Transitional School from a grant they received and were joined by MCSO staff as they led the children in a holiday carol. Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton cheerfully swore the children in as junior deputies to get the party underway. The children enjoyed a clown show and pizza lunch as they eagerly awaited a very special guest appearance by Santa. After Santa arrived he talked with each child and they received a photo with him as they went on to open their presents. Along with their gifts this year, each child was also given a brand new pair of shoes.
Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury was unable to attend due to a conflict but sent along her and other County Commissioners support for the Community Transitional School holiday party and the message of hope and giving it sends this season as it brightens a child's holiday.
The Community Transitional School's mission is to provide Kindergarten through 8th grade education to the children of families who are homeless, in transition and experiencing poverty related crises. The holiday mission of the Sheriff's Office for the past 25 years has been to provide the schoolchildren of the Community Transitional School a place where Santa can come with clothing and toys for these at-risk youth and the children can enjoy a fun and positive experience during the holidays. This is an event, and an opportunity, to give much needed love and support to these children, and a boost toward breaking the cycle of poverty and homelessness that is their norm. For more information, contact the Community Transitional School at 503-249-8582.
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office hosts Community Transitional School holiday party for students - 12/16/14
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with the Community Transitional School, is pleased to announce this year's 26th annual holiday party for their students, taking place Thursday December 18th, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Multnomah County Inverness Jail located at 11540 NE Inverness Dr. Portland, OR 97230.
The Community Transitional School's mission is to provide Kindergarten through 8th grade education to the children of families who are homeless, in transition and experiencing poverty related crises. The holiday mission of the Sheriff's Office for the past 26 years has been to provide the schoolchildren of the Community Transitional School a place where Santa can come with clothing and toys for these at-risk youth and the children can enjoy a fun and positive experience during the holidays. Although the Sheriff's Office does not have a chimney, Santa will be able to access the building and make an appearance during the party. This is an event, and an opportunity, to give much needed love and support to these children, and a boost toward breaking the cycle of poverty and homelessness that is their norm. For more information, contact the Community Transitional School at 503-249-8582.
This event is supported by many contributing organizations and individuals who have made donations and/or volunteer for the event. The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office would like to thank the following for their support of this year's Community Transitional School party: IZZY's Pizza Gateway restaurant, Aramark, Keizer Elks Lodge, Jack Dellert/Portland Trail Blazers, Wilson High School Leadership Group, Multnomah County Corrections Deputy Association, Local 88, Multnomah County Deputy Sheriff's Association, Multnomah County Circuit Court Judges, Crowd Management Services, the Washburn family and BJ the Clown.
Media are cordially invited to attend this event. It is a wonderful way to share and boost the holiday spirit! We are expecting over 80 children this year!
Lt. Steve Alexander
Public Information Officer
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office
Community Transitional School
6601 NE Killingsworth
Portland, OR 97218
(503) 249-8582 phone
Troutdale Police/Multnomah County Sheriff's 2014 Holiday Toy Drive a Huge Success (Photo)
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Troutdale Police Department and Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Annual Holiday Toy Drive has a record year. Through the kindness and genuine holiday spirit of Walmart, Walmart patrons, Troutdale City Councilors, Wood Village City Councilors, other local businesses and our citizens this toy drive collected an unprecedented amount of toys, and clothes for toddlers, boys, girls and teens in need of support this year. Over 250 large bags of toys were collected during the toy drive and thirty bikes! In addition, we were able to support thirteen families covering 35 children through $2500.00 in community member cash donations and a $2500.00 grant from Walmart.
Each year, the Troutdale Police Department and Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Toy Drive is organized and supported by the Troutdale Public Safety Advisory Committee, in partnership with Wood Village Walmart. Although we have enjoyed great success in years past, this year was exceptional. The toys and items collected in this drive are distributed to children of families with less fortunate means in East Multnomah County. Through SnowCap and Human Solutions an estimated 1500 children will receive toys this year.
Every year during this toy drive we, both law enforcement personnel and citizen volunteers, very much appreciate the positive interaction we have with the communities we serve. It fills our hearts and is proof positive what a great society we live in.
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Respond to Injured Hiker Near Wahkeena Falls (Photo)
On 12-14-14 at 1436 hours the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office received notification of a 59 year old injured hiker on the Angel's Rest Trail near Wahkeena Falls. Corbett Fire and AMR Reach and Treat Team located the injured subject at 1638 hours and they are in the process of the medical assessment. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue will be assisting with the extraction point from Angels Rest Trail, one mile east of Wahkeena Falls. I will attempt to provide more details and photos as they come available.
At 1710 hours the injured subject began being transported down by rescue personnel in a wheeled stoke. The subject sustained an injury to his right leg rendering him unable walk on his own.
The subject was hiking with 3 other friends and they were located right on Angels Rest Trail by rescue personnel. The group did everything according to hikers protocol when it comes to being prepared and having communication capabilities.
Mr. Craig reached the Wahkeena Falls Trailhead parking lot with rescue personnel at 1936 hours and has been transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and Troutdale Police Department partner for Holiday Toy Drive (Photo)
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Help a local family this holiday season! The Troutdale Police Department (TPD) and Multnomah County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) have partnered up for the annual holiday toy drive. Officers and deputies from TPD and MCSO will be volunteering their time to help bring joy this holiday season to children from families with less fortunate means and collect toys for east county youth to be distributed through SnowCap. Officers 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 each store entrance and members of the Troutdale Police Department and Multnomah County Sheriff's Office will be at the stations supporting toy drive efforts!
Toys and gifts will be accepted at Wal-Mart in Wood Village during the following times:
* Friday, November 28, 2014 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Saturday and Sunday November 29 and November 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Saturday and Sunday December 6th and 7th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Saturday and Sunday December 13th and 14th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.