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Final Update: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue activated for lost hiker along Franklin Ridge (Photo) - 07/22/16

Final Update: The hiker, identified as Donn Cambell, Age 42 of Stockton, California, was reunited with his family at the Command Post at 2:15 a.m. When asked about his hike, Campbell said he had stopped with his family in the scenic area on their way to Seattle and he decided to go on a short hike up the trail for a bit while his family went sightseeing around the area. He started his hike about 2:30 p.m. from the Oneonta Trailhead intending to hike the Wahkeena Loop. As he was hiking he saw another trail that he thought led up to Larch Mountain and decided to follow that but became turned around trying to get back down the trails. As it got dark, he realized he was lost and he didn't have any light or emergency supplies with him. He called his wife and told her he was lost and she called 911. After Search and Rescue was able to make contact with him they had him call 911 so they could obtain a location on his phone. Search and Rescue Coordinators instructed him to remain where he was at and wait for the search and rescue team to reach him. He was hungry and thirsty when searchers located him. Mr. Cambell sped up his rescue by remaining where he was as teams worked their way up the trail to his location. He was uninjured and in good spirits, happy to be off the trail and grateful to the team that located him and brought him safely back down.

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office would like to remind anyone contemplating a hike or outing on hiking trails within the Columbia Gorge and other scenic areas to carry 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. Research your route before you go and stay on the trails. If you do become lost on the trails and call for help, stay in place after you call. This will assist searchers working to locate you. Carry bright colored clothing you can hang on a tree to attract attention. Hike with a group or a friend, stay together and keep each other in sight. Let someone know your plan and when you expect to return so someone knows if you are overdue. 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.



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Update1: MCSO SAR hasty team reached the lost hiker just after 1:00 a.m. and are now escorting him back down the trail. The hiker is in good condition and it is expected it will take approximately an hour to arrive back at the Command Post.

Further updates will be provided when more information is available.


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This evening, Thursday July 21, 2016 MCSO Deputies were dispatched to the Oneonta Trailhead on a report of a lost hiker. The hiker's spouse called 911 after receiving a call from him at approximately 9:30 p.m. saying he was lost on the trail and was trying to find his way out. The lost hiker is not equipped for an overnight stay on the trail and has no light and limited water and supplies. MCSO Deputies made contact with the spouse and have activated MCSO Search and Rescue to respond.

MCSO Search and Rescue (SAR) Coordinators were able to establish contact with the hiker and obtained a good cell phone ping location from his phone, placing him in an area along Franklin Ridge. An MCSO SAR Hasty team activated to assist in locating the hiker and bringing him back down the trail was deployed into the field shortly before midnight. The hiker is uninjured and is waiting for the team to reach him.

Command Post is located at Oneonta Trailhead, media staging is available near the Command Post.

Updates will be provided when more information is available.

Attached Media Files: Sar Oneonta , hiker2 , hiker1 , SAR rtng
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Final Update: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue activated for lost hiker report near Oneonta Gorge (Photo) - 07/20/16

Final Update: Mr. Maurer was reunited with his family at the Command Post just before 1:30 a.m. When asked about his hike, Maurer said the couple had started their hike about 12:30 p.m. intending to travel the Oneonta/Horsetail Falls trail loop. They came across a wash on the trail and his spouse returned back down the trail while he continued to hike across the wash and up the trail taking a wrong turn at some point during the hike and becoming lost. He was able to get a signal on part of the trail and texted a friend to let him know he was lost and described where he was. He continued on a trail with a more gradual descent because of a sore knee. Once he came across the road in the Bull Run watershed he was able to get a signal out and send another text, allowing searchers to narrow his approximate location down east of where he had been earlier. After talking on the phone with search coordinators he stayed where he was and waited until searchers reached him. He had run out of water and food when searchers located him. He did not have a flashlight other than on his phone and was wearing shorts and a light shirt/sweatshirt and windbreaker for the hike. He was not carrying any other emergency supplies.

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office would like to remind anyone contemplating a hike or outing on hiking trails within the Columbia Gorge and other scenic areas to carry 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. Research your route before you go and stay on the trails. If you do become lost on the trails and call for help, stay in place after you call. This will assist searchers working to locate you. Carry bright colored clothing you can hang on a tree to attract attention. Hike with a group or a friend, stay together and keep each other in sight. Let someone know your plan and when you expect to return so someone knows if you are overdue. 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.

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Update2: Mountain Wave SAR teams made contact with the lost hiker at 11:40 p.m. The hiker, identified as William Maurer, Age 58 of Makawao, Hawaii, was in good spirits, searchers gave him water but otherwise he is in good condition. He will be transported back to the Command Post to be reunited with family members. Search teams are being recalled to the Command Post.

Further updates will be provided when more information is available.

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Update1: MCSO Deputies and Mountain Wave SAR vehicles have reached the Bull Run Watershed and are preparing to drive in to the approximate location of the lost hiker. MCSO Trail Hornets have continued east on the trail to Nesmith Point and an MCSO SAR team has staged at the Larch Mountain trail in case the hiker continued to move. Portland Police Bureau's Air unit also flew over the area earlier but tree cover limited their view and efforts were unsuccessful to spot the hiker. It is expected it will take about forty minutes once they access into the watershed to reach the area the hiker is believed to be in. Mountain Wave Communications is providing radio support to teams deployed in the field as search efforts continue.

Further updates will be provided when more information is available.


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This afternoon, Tuesday July 19, 2016 at approximately 6:30 p.m. MCSO deputies were dispatched to the Oneonta Gorge trailhead on the report of a lost hiker. A friend of the hiker called 911 after he spoke with the hiker who said he had become separated from his spouse while hiking, was lost and didn't know where he was. He described the area he was walking in and the friend reported those details to 911. MCSO Deputies arrived at the Trailhead and made contact with the hiker's spouse who had made it back to the Oneonta Trailhead. MCSO Deputies contact MCSO SAR Coordinators and activated the MCSO Trail Hornet team and MCSO Search and Rescue. Trail Hornets arrived and went into the field at approximately 8:15 p.m. to begin search efforts to locate the lost hiker.

Shortly before 9:00 p.m. a text was received from the lost hiker to his friend's phone. Search Coordinators were able to confirm a location on the hiker near the Bull Run Watershed. They instructed the hiker to stay where he was via text and patrol deputies are enroute to the location he is believed to be in. MCSO Search and Rescue teams remain enroute to the Command Post in case they are needed to be dispatched into the field. The hiker, a 58 year old male, reported a sore knee but no other injuries. The hiker had limited emergency supplies with him.

Updates will be provided as more information becomes available. Media staging is available near the Command Post.

Attached Media Files: Sar , Reunited3 , Reunited2 , Reunited1
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office joint speed enforcement mission nabs aggressive and speeding drivers on I-84 - 07/18/16

On Sunday July 17th, 2016 members of the Portland Police Bureau, the Oregon Department of Transportation and the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office partnered for the third year in a row to target aggressive and speeding drivers on I-84. Deputies and Portland Police Officers stopped 93 vehicles during the mission and 88 citations were issued, top speed during the mission was a motorcycle at 100 mph. Two drivers were arrested for outstanding warrants.

According to research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety about 87 percent of drivers engaged in at least one risky behavior while behind the wheel in January 2016. These unsafe behaviors include driving while distracted, impaired, drowsy, speeding, running red lights or not wearing a seat belt. These disturbing results come as nearly 33,000 Americans died in car crashes in 2014, and preliminary estimates project a nine percent increase in deaths for 2015.

The same report shows that about 48 percent of all drivers reported going 15 mph over the speed limit on a freeway in January of this year, while 15 percent reported doing it on a regular basis. Previous research by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that speed plays a factor in nearly 10,000 deaths per year. Drivers are more likely to be seriously injured or killed at higher speeds and speeding increases the risk of being in a crash because there is less time and distance available to respond. On average a daytime driver takes 1.5 to 1.6 seconds to respond to an event that occurs, this perception reaction time increases to 2.5 seconds during nighttime or limited visibly.

In July 2016 AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reported that nearly 80 percent of drivers expressed significant anger, aggression or road rage behind the wheel at least once in the past year. According to the study the most alarming findings show that approximately eight million U.S. drivers engaged in extreme examples of road rage, including purposefully ramming another vehicle or getting out of the car to confront another driver.

"Inconsiderate driving, bad traffic and the daily stresses of life can transform minor frustrations into dangerous road rage," said Jurek Grabowski, Director of Research for the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. "Far too many drivers are losing themselves in the heat of the moment and lashing out in ways that could turn deadly."

A significant number of U.S. drivers reported engaging in angry and aggressive behaviors over the past year, according to the study's estimates. Over 51 percent of drivers reported intentionally tailgating, 47 percent reported yelling at other drivers, 45 percent admit to honking to intentionally annoy other drivers and 24 percent admit to intentionally cutting off or blocking other vehicles.

AAA offers these tips to help prevent road rage. Don't be offended, be tolerant and forgiving but must important do not respond to aggressive drivers. Avoid eye contact, maintain space around your vehicle and contact 911 if appropriate.

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Multnomah County Sheriff's Office joining in City of Wood Village 18th Annual City Nite Out Friday, July 15, from 5 to 9 pm (Photo) - 07/13/16

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office will be joining the City of Wood Village for the 18th Annual Wood Village City Nite Out taking place on Friday July 15, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Wood Village Baptist Church located at 23601 NE Arata Rd. in Wood Village, OR.

Among the events scheduled for this year are demonstrations from the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit and the MCSO SWAT team. LifeFlight and the U.S. Coast Guard are scheduled to land and the Gresham Fire Department will be using the Jaws of Life as they cut into a vehicle during their demonstration. US World Taekwondo and Northwest Gymnastics will each have students performing exhibitions as well during the Nite Out event.

Free Frisbees will be passed out at the event this year while supplies last. This giveaway was made possible by a generous donation from Morasch Meats, Pressure Safe LLC, & NW Naturals. Kaine Horman will have a Kyron Horman awareness and child safety booth and a Kid Safe ID station will be available for families to have their own child safe identification kits created for their children. Several community vendors will have exhibits and booths and the American Red Cross will be on-site with their blood mobile from 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. for the Red Cross blood drive. For more information on the Red Cross Blood Drive and to sign up visit http://rdcrss.org/1s0EJ3D

Wood Village Mayor Patricia Smith and Multnomah County Sheriff's representatives will welcome and open the Wood Village City Nite Out once the Emergency Vehicle Parade concludes at the Wood Village Baptist Church 23601 NE Arata Road. Music will be provided throughout the event by Clark Bondy. Please see the attachment for the parade route for this year's City Nite Out emergency vehicle parade starting at 5:00 p.m.

MCSO will have "Shoot or Don't Shoot" simulation scenarios in place again this year for the Nite Out and invites public and media to sign up and experience one of the simulation scenarios.

Thank you to the many contributing sponsors of the Wood Village 15th Annual City Nite Out including the City of Wood Village, Wood Village Baptist Church, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Fred Meyer, FedEx, the Wood Village 76 Station, Fraternal Order of Eagles, ServPro, and Waste Management.

Wood Village City Nite Out flyer with demo schedule and parade route attached.

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Multnomah County Sheriff's Office conducting Pedestrian Safety enforcement mission in Maywood (Photo) - 07/13/16

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office will commence "Operation Undercover Crossing" on Thursday July 14th, from 8:00 am until 12:00pm. Thursday's operation will take place in the area of 102nd south of Prescott in the community of Maywood. This will be the third of several pedestrian safety enforcement missions conducted by the Sheriff's Office this summer.

The focus of this detail is to raise pedestrian safety awareness of drivers and pedestrians through education and enforcement of pedestrian right of way laws. Both pedestrians and drivers will be observed during this mission. During a mission at this location last month Deputies issued over 50 citations in less than four hours.

Approximately 75% of motor vehicle -- pedestrian car crashes are due to driver miscalculations when yielding to a pedestrian crossing the street. In 2015, there were 76 pedestrian fatalities in the State of Oregon. 15 of the state's pedestrian fatalities occurred in Multnomah County.

According to Oregon law, drivers are required to stop for a pedestrian trying to cross in a crosswalk until the pedestrian reaches the sidewalk, or is at least one lane past the lane where the driver has stopped. Failing to stop or remain stopped for a pedestrian in a crosswalk is a Class B traffic violation punishable by a fine of $260.

Passing a vehicle stopped at a pedestrian crosswalk is also a Class B traffic violation, also punishable by a fine of $260.

Funding from Oregon Impact Pedestrian Safety Mini-Grant and the Oregon Department of Transportation Safety Division has made Operation Undercover Crossing possible.

If you have questions about this operation or would like to ride along with deputies during the event, please contact the MCSO PIO.

Attached Media Files: ped safety
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Civil Process Unit and Alarms Ordinance Unit service adjustments during relocation to new facility - 07/13/16

The Civil Process Unit and Alarms Ordinance Unit for the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office located at 12240 NE Glisan St. Portland OR 97230 are relocating to 4735 E. Burnside St. Portland, OR. 97215 as of July 18, 2016. As part of the transition to the new location, the Civil Process Unit and Alarms Ordinance Unit office located at 12240 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR. 97230 will be closed to the public on Friday July 15, 2016. Both units will reopen for service at the new location on Monday July 18, 2016.

On Friday July 15th, 2016, you can drop off civil process for service or serve the Civil Process Unit/Court Coordinator at our Civil Process Satellite office between the hours of 8:00am-12:00 pm and 1:00pm -- 4:30 pm located Inside the Multnomah County Courthouse at 1021 SW 4th Ave Suite 134 Portland Oregon.

As of Monday July 18th,, 2016 both units will be open at our new location at: 4735 E Burnside St. Portland OR 97215. The office will be open Monday -- Friday (excluding holidays from 8:00am -- 4:30 pm.

New Contact information:

Mailing Address for Civil Process Unit and Alarms Ordinance Unit:

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office
Attn: Civil Process (or Alarms Ordinance Unit)
4735 E Burnside St.
Portland, OR. 97215

Civil Unit Phone: 503-988-0512
Alarms Unit Phone: 503-988-0511
Civil Unit Fax: 503-988-0530
Alarms Unit Fax 503-988-0535


EMAIL:

Civil Process Information civiloffice@mcso.us
Real Property Sale Information realproperty@mcso.us
Alarms alarms@mcso.us

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Concealed Handgun Licensing Unit closure for relocation to new facility - 07/11/16

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Concealed Handgun Licensing (CHL) Unit located at 12240 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR 97230 will be closed to the public Tuesday July 12, 2016 through Friday July 15, 2016 during relocation of the CHL Unit to a new facility located at 4735 E. Burnside St. Portland, OR. 97215.

The CHL Unit will not be processing Renewals, Change of Address, Transfers or Court Access Applications during this time period. Completed CHL applications can still be turned in through Thursday July 14, 2016 at the 12240 NE Glisan St. location through the front desk.

On Friday July 15, 2016 completed CHL applications will be accepted only at the Civil Process satellite office between the hours of 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. located inside the Multnomah County Courthouse at 1021 SW 4th Ave Suite 134 Portland, OR.

As of Monday July 18th, 2016 The CHL Unit office will reopen for all services and be located at: 4735 E Burnside St. Portland OR 97215. To contact the CHL Unit after it reopens please use the new office number 503-988-0517. The fax number has also been updated to: 503-988-0530.

The following changes are being made to CHL processing times. As of Monday July 18th, 2016 processing times for walk-ins for Concealed Handgun License renewals, transfers, change of address and court access applications will be conducted on Monday from 08:00 am -- 11:00 am, Tuesdays from 1:00pm -- 4:00pm and Thursdays from 1:00pm -- 4:00pm.

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Multnomah County Sheriff's Office joins other metro agencies to celebrate the 30th Anniversary Law Enforcement Torch Run (Photo) - 07/06/16

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office is collaborating with other metro area policing agencies to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR). The 30th Anniversary Torch Run will kick off Friday July 8, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. from Lake Oswego High School, Law enforcement runners will join Special Olympics Oregon athletes and coaches as they escort the LETR Torch to the finish for this leg of the Torch Run at Cook Park in Tigard, OR. Over 300 runners are expected to participate including several Multnomah County Special Olympics athletes and coaches in this leg of the Torch Run.

A barbecue will be held at Cook Park after the finish to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the LETR Torch Run presented by Plaid Pantry. Athletes and participating runners will also be available to speak with media.

Agencies with members participating and supporting this stage of the Torch run include the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Washington County Sheriff's office, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Portland Police Bureau, Milwaukie Police Bureau, Gresham Police Department, ICE, Multnomah County Department of Community Justice, FBI and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) represents a long-standing tradition within the Special Olympics family. During the week of July 7-12, several hundred law enforcement volunteers (Guardians of the Flame) and Special Olympics Oregon athletes relay the Flame of Hope to Summer State Games, their destination being the Games Ceremonies at Newberg High School Stadium.

The Torch Run culminates on Saturday July 9, 2016 LETR officials will convene for the final Torch procession. Led by more than 100 law enforcement officers; athletes and their coaches will parade into the Newberg High School stadium for Games Ceremonies at 7:30 p.m. At the close of ceremonies, a torch bearer and Special Olympics Oregon athlete will escort the Torch around the stadium and light the cauldron.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run began in Wichita, Kansas, in 1981 when Police Chief Richard LaMunyon saw a need to raise awareness of and funds for Special Olympics. He conceived the idea of the Torch Run as a way to involve local law enforcement with Special Olympics and local communities by running the torch in intra-state relays that converge at Summer Games. Now a global event, all 50 states and more than 30 foreign countries participate in Law Enforcement Torch Run. In Oregon, more than 1,500 law enforcement personnel from federal, military, state, county, and local agencies participate in the year-round Torch Run campaign. In 2015 Oregon LETR raised over $600,000 for Special Olympics Oregon!!

MCSO would like to thank the following for their support of MCSO's participation in the anniversary leg of the Torch Run. These include the Skyland Pub, Aramark and the Multnomah County Deputy Sheriff's Association.

About Special Olympics Oregon:

Special Olympics Oregon serves more than 13,000 participants with intellectual disabilities, the largest disability population in the state, year-round through the organization's signature sports programs. Athletes gain self-confidence, social competency and other life skills. They develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. For more info please visit www.soor.org.

Attached Media Files: Torch Run Course 2016 , Torch Run , LETR Torch
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Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Investigating Overturned Semi-Truck Accident on Corbett Hill Rd (Photos) (Photo) - 07/05/16

Multnomah County Sheriff's Deputies are on the scene of a single vehicle accident involving an overturned semi-truck on its side in the area of 2600 NE Corbett Hill Road in Troutdale. The driver of the truck was extracted by medical personnel and taken via life flight to a Portland area hospital with unknown injuries. Corbett Hill Road is closed in both directions, and is anticipated to be closed for at least the next couple hours. Commuters should use alternative routes to avoid delays.

The truck was not carrying hazardous materials and no spills are present at this time. Pictures are attached, no further details regarding the cause of the accident are available at this time.

Update: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office conducting fatal traffic accident investigation Historic Columbia River Hwy at SE Nielson Rd - 07/01/16

Update: The deceased is identified as Shelby Warren Nicks, Age 93, of Corbett, OR. The Medical Examiner determined the Cause of Death as Blunt Force Trauma to the chest.

Update: The accident investigation is continuing. Preliminary indications are Michael Dean Taylor was driving southbound in a Nissan Altima on Historic Columbia River Hwy. Taylor attempted to turn left onto SE Nielson Rd in front of a Honda Prelude headed northbound on the Historic Columbia River Hwy. The Honda Prelude collided with the Nissan Altima, overturned and suffered extensive damage pinning the driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt, in the vehicle. The driver was declared deceased as he was readied for Life Flight transport.

Michael Dean Taylor, Age 64 of Corbett, OR was arrested at the scene on charges of Criminally Negligent Homicide and Reckless Driving. Distracted driving appears to be a factor.

The Historic Columbia River Highway is now open between Stark St. Bridge and E. Woodard Rd.

No further updates are expected until morning.

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On Thursday June 30, 2016, at approximately 4:46 p.m. MCSO deputies and Corbett Fire Department responded to the report of a traffic accident at the intersection of SE Neilson Rd and the Historic Columbia River Hwy. Deputies arrived and located two vehicles involved in the accident. One vehicle had rolled over and the driver, an elderly male, the only occupant was pinned in the vehicle and was suffering from life-threatening injuries. Life Flight was activated and responded as emergency personnel attempted rescue life-saving efforts. He was declared deceased at the Life Flight landing zone. The driver of the other vehicle involved, the only occupant, suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

The Vehicular Crimes Team was activated and has responded to conduct the traffic accident investigation. The Vehicular Crimes Team consists of MCSO deputies, Gresham PD and Fairview PD officers along with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office. The Historic Columbia River Hwy will be closed between SE Stark St Bridge and E. Woodard Rd for the next several hours while the accident investigation is conducted.

The name of the deceased is not being released at this time pending family notifications.

Updates will be provided when more information is available.