Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office
Argument Over Girl Results in One Man Being Stabbed in Troutdale
On 07-02-15 at 0101 hours deputies were dispatched to the area of SW 29Th St and SW Sundial Ave in Troutdale on the report of a male threatening another male with a knife. Responding units arrived two minutes later as BOEC broadcast that a subject was running from the scene and another had been stabbed. Deputies found one male at the scene with non-life threatening stab wounds. He was identified as 19 year old Anthony Barrera. The male that had initially ran from the scene almost immediately returned and was contacted by law enforcement without incident. The knife used in the stabbing was located nearby and a vehicle associated with the incident was towed from the scene. Both men were transported to a local hospital for treatment. Mr. Barrera, found to be the initial aggressor, was later booked for Assault IV, Criminal Mischief I, Disorderly Conduct and Strangulation.
The booking photo is available on our website at www.mcso.us.
Update: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office investigating body recovered from North Portland Harbor - 06/30/15
Update: The deceased has been identified as George Walker Age 25, of Portland, OR. He was previously reported missing early morning on Saturday June 27, 2015 after he was thrown from his jet ski on the Columbia River near 90th and Marine Dr. The Cause of Death is still under investigation.
More information will be released when available.
On Tuesday June 30, 2015 at approximately 3:20 p.m. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office River Patrol deputies were dispatched to the report of a body spotted floating in the North Portland Harbor. A kayaker going through the area spotted the body in the harbor near a log boom and called in the report. MCSO River Patrol Deputies and Portland Fire Bureau responded to the area and recovered the body of an adult male at 3:42 p.m. in the North Portland Harbor just east of the Sundance marina. MCSO River Patrol deputies transported the body to the MCSO River Patrol Office 42nd St. Boat Ramp. MCSO Detectives and the Medical Examiner have responded to conduct the death investigation. MCSO detectives are handling the investigation and the body will be 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. Further information will be provided when available.
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office arrests one after victim is able to alert friend to dangerous situation
This morning, Monday June 29, 2015, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies with the assistance of Portland Police Bureau officers took into custody Jamall Kingham, Age 34 of Portland, OR on I-84 westbound near 82nd Ave during morning rush hour traffic. It had been reported to police earlier in the morning that Jamall Kingham was armed with a firearm and was not allowing the female driver in the vehicle to leave.
Earlier that morning Jamall Kingham had called the victim and asked her to pick him up in the Portland area. The victim had a valid restraining order in place against Kingham but was convinced to pick him up. After picking Jamall Kingham up and talking with him he displayed a firearm complaining about the restraining order. The victim offered to drive down to the courthouse with him to have it removed. On the way to the courthouse she was able to make a phone call from a gas station restroom on Foster Rd. and alert a friend to what was happening. She also let her know the route they were going to be taking to the courthouse. The friend called 911 to report what was happening to police.
Portland Police Bureau officers located the vehicle Northbound on I-205 from Powell and after additional units arrived, conducted a high risk traffic stop eastbound on I-84 near 82nd Ave. Jamall Kingham was arrested without incident. A firearm was also located and seized.
After interviewing Jamall Kingham, MCSO Deputies transported and lodged him into the Multnomah County Jail on one count of Kidnapping, Menacing, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and two counts of Violation of a Restraining Order.
Booking photo is available on our website at www.mcso.us
Update: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office investigating fatal accident on Historic Columbia River Highway (Photo)
Update: The deceased has been identified as Jorge Figueroa Roman, Age 27, of Covington, WA. The passengers are identified as Rosalba Ortega Age 57 and Rosa Ortega, Age 20, of Vancouver, WA. Both remain hospitalized for treatment of their injuries. The 1 year old child in a car seat in the back of the vehicle was uninjured.
The Vehicular Crimes Team completed their investigation into the crash and confirmed the vehicle was traveling eastbound on the Historic Columbia River Highway when it was struck by the branch of a tree falling from the hillside on the east side of the road crushing the driver's side of the vehicle, a 2001 Saturn. The vehicle travelled another 500 feet before coming to a stop on the embankment on the east side of the road. Speed was not a factor. Oregon State Parks rangers removed an additional tree from the hillside prior to reopening the closed road segment to vehicular traffic.
Today, Sunday June 28, 2015 at approximately 2:55 p.m. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies and Corbett Fire Department responded to the report of a single vehicle crash on the Historic Columbia River Highway just east of Latourel Falls. MCSO Deputies and Corbett Fire personnel arrived and located a single vehicle struck by a tree that had fallen from a hill on the east side of the road. The driver, an adult male, was declared deceased at the scene. Two adult female passengers in the vehicle were transported with non-life-threatening injuries. A one year old child in a car seat in the back of the vehicle was uninjured.
Initial indications are the vehicle was traveling eastbound on the Historic Columbia River Highway when the tree came down and a branch of the tree hit the top of the vehicle. The vehicle continued traveling eastbound before running off the east side of the road and coming to rest on the embankment.
The Vehicular Crimes Team has responded to conduct the crash investigation. The Vehicular Crimes Team consists of members from the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Gresham Police Department, Troutdale Police Department and Fairview Police Department as well as the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office. The Medical Examiner has been notified. The body will be turned over to the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office.
The Historic Columbia River Highway is expected to be closed between Latourrel Falls and Alex Barre Rd for two to three hours while the crash investigation is conducted.
We are not releasing any more information at this time pending family notifications.
More information will be released when available.
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office to welcome Troutdale Police Department at Swearing in Ceremony
On Tuesday June 30, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office will welcome in members of the Troutdale Police Department at a swearing in ceremony to be held at the Mt. Hood Community College Visual Arts Theater (VA122) located at 26000 SE Stark St. in Gresham, OR 97030.
As part of the ceremony Sheriff Staton will be swearing in all of the officers from the Troutdale Police Department and welcoming civilian members as they become Multnomah County Sheriff's Office employees on July 1, 2015.
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office is pleased to welcome the experienced officers and staff from the Troutdale Police Department and continue to build on the excellent service they have provided over the years to the citizens of Troutdale. Beginning July 1, 2015, the officers will continue to patrol the City of Troutdale as they do today but as deputies and/or sergeants for the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office. MCSO Supervisors are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week expanding coverage provided to the City of Troutdale.
This ceremony marks the culmination of several years of work on a concept brought up by Sheriff Daniel Staton during an all-cities meeting shortly after Sheriff Staton took office in 2010. Sheriff Staton believed a consolidation such as this one could result in significant system efficiencies and realize a positive benefit to the communities served and to Multnomah County as a whole. After continuing to research his concept and working with his MCSO Executive Staff Sheriff Staton was able to refine and develop a proposal for consolidation and discussed this with Troutdale Police Chief Scott Anderson.
In the Spring of 2014, Sheriff Staton brought the proposal forward for further consideration by the City of Troutdale and the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners. As part of this process, a workgroup was formed to work through the financial and operational details to determine the feasibility of the proposal and build a more defined service model.
On March 24, 2015 the Troutdale City Council approved a resolution approving the consolidation of law enforcement services with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office. On April 23, 2015 the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners adopted resolution 2015-033, which served as the final step in bringing Sheriff Staton's vision for the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and the City of Troutdale to reality.
July 1, 2015 marks the beginning of Multnomah County Sheriff's Office service to the City of Troutdale. A lease agreement for the Troutdale Police Community Center was also presented and approved as part of the consolidation process. The Troutdale Police Community Center located at 234 SW Kendall Court in Troutdale, OR will now be home to the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Patrol Division and support services. Patrol services will be centered out of the Troutdale Police Community Center, which will remain under the ownership of the city.
This ceremony is open to the public and media are invited and encouraged to attend as we welcome Troutdale Police Department staff and officers to the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office family.
Update: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office investigating fatal accident involving vehicle and bicyclist - 06/28/15
Update: The deceased has been identified as Michael Austin Crenshaw Age 37, of Portland, OR. The Vehicular Crimes Team is handling the accident investigation and will refer their findings to the District Attorney's Office for review.
This morning at 10:35 a.m. MCSO deputies and Corbett Fire Department responded to the report of an accident involving a vehicle and bicyclist in the 42700 block of E. Haines Rd. MCSO Deputies arrived on scene as persons on scene were performing CPR on the injured bicyclist who had suffered traumatic injuries. The MCSO Deputy joined in the CPR rotation until Corbett Fire arrived on scene. Corbett Fire personnel were also unable to revive the bicyclist and the bicyclist, an adult male, was declared deceased at the scene.
Initial reports indicate a group of bicyclists was traveling downhill eastbound on E. Haines Rd. when the bicyclist crashed on a curve and went into the westbound lanes striking a vehicle coming westbound on E. Haines Rd headed up the hill around the curve. The driver of the vehicle stopped immediately and all attempted to render aid to the injured bicyclist.
The Vehicular Crimes Team was activated and is handling the accident investigation. The Vehicular Crimes Team consists of members from the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Gresham Police Department, Troutdale Police Department and Fairview Police Department as well as the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office. The Medical Examiner has been notified and has responded. The body will be turned over to the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office.
A two mile section of E. Haines Rd starting from E. Larch Mountain Rd. is expected to be closed in both directions for the next couple hours as the accident investigation is conducted at the scene.
We are not releasing any more 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 overdue hikers (Photo)
Final Update: Portland Mountain Rescue was able to bring both subjects back up to the trail safely just before 6:00 p.m. MCSO Search and Rescue and PMR transported the hikers back to base camp and reunited them with their loved ones at approximately shortly before 6:30 p.m.
When asked about their hike they told MCSO SAR Coordinators they began their hike from the parking lot of Wachlella Falls at approximately 8:00 a.m. with the intention of hiking to Munra Point and on to the Ruckel Ridge loop. Both hikers had some water and food with them as well as a cell phone but no other emergency equipment or hiking gear.
The trail they followed up became overgrown and harder to navigate as they went further up on the trail. After it started getting rough they became dehydrated and saw Tanner Creek so they made their way down to the creek to get water. They thought if they followed the creek down it would lead them out of where they were and back to a trail.
After it got dark they stopped and rested until daylight then kept following Tanner Creek down but could not find any trails or roads. The entire area was rough, brush covered and hard to navigate causing them to have to take frequent breaks to rest. They kept trying to reach someone from their cell phone but could not get a signal throughout the evening and overnight. In the morning after traveling a short distance they obtained a small cell phone signal and were able to text they were ok to a family member. MCSO SAR Coordinators had the family member text them and instruct them to call 911 so their location to be determined. Both hikers were instructed to stay where they were and wait for searchers to locate and reach them which they did assisting searchers in their efforts to locate them.
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. Temperatures can still get 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.
Update2: Portland Mountain Rescue has made contact with the hikers art approximately 3:20 p.m. Both hikers are in good spirits, but both were hungry and thirsty. PMR is evaluating the hikers conditions. The hikers were provided with water and some food while PMR works on an extraction plan to move the hikers up from their location and back up to a trail.
The hikers were located 800 feet down near Tanner Creek at approximately the 2,000 foot elevation above Wachlella Falls. Portland Mountain Rescue had to utilize ropes to access down to the hikers location.
Update: Portland Mountain Rescue was activated at noon to assist with the technical rescue of the hikers. PMR deployed into the field at 1:40 p.m. to assist the MCSO SAR team with the hikers rescue from their location. The area the hikers are in is off trail and in a very steep heavily wooded area with extensive brush cover. MCSO SAR teams continue to slowly work towards the hikers. The hikers are identified as Lonny Calkins, Age 50 of Portland, OR. and Karl Hurst, Age 47 of Portland, OR. The hikers had started out yesterday June 27 at 7:00 a.m. for a day hike.
More information will be posted when available.
This morning, Sunday June 28, 2015 at approximately 2:30 a.m. Oregon State Police took a report of two 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 in a lot near Wachlella Falls.
MCSO Search and Rescue along with Trail Hornets were notified and activated to assist in locating the overdue hikers. At approximately 5:00 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. At 6:00 a.m. the first MCSO Search and Rescue teams were deployed onto the trails and began working their way up towards an area the hikers were last believed to be in based on a picture that had been received by a friend the previous evening. Mountain Wave Communications responded and has been providing radio base communications support for the search efforts.
At approximately 9:30 a.m. a text was received from the overdue hikers saying they were ok. A text was sent back to the hikers to call 911 to allow emergency responders to ping their cell phone location in an attempt to narrow down their location. At 10:20 a.m. Hood River 911 reported the subjects had called in and they were able to ping their approximate location. A Hood River Search and Rescue plane assisting in aerial search flying over the area reported they spotted two individuals waving at the plane from near where their location had been determined by 911.
MCSO Search and Rescue teams are now working towards both hikers location to assess their condition and assist them back down from their location. The area they are located in is off trail and searchers are working to determine the best route to gain access to the hikers location. Friends and family of the hikers have gathered at the SAR base camp and are waiting for their return. Search and Rescue Coordinators estimate it will take two to three hours to reach the hikers and return them to the base camp located in the Tooth Rock Trailhead parking lot.
Updates will be provided when more information is available.
Picture attached taken from plane of area the hikers were located in.
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office conducting saturation patrols as part of speed enforcement mission on Highway 30
On Monday June 29, 2015 from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies along with Portland Police Bureau traffic officers will be conducting saturation patrols on Highway 30. These extra patrols are being conducted as part of an enforcement mission targeting drivers exceeding the posted speed limits on Highway 30 from the St. Johns Bridge to Watson Road.
MCSO deputies and PPB officers will be focusing on drivers exceeding the posted speed limits but will also be on the lookout for drivers using cell phones, failing to wear seat belts, failing to maintain safe distance and following too closely.
Speed remains one of the leading causes of fatalities on our roadways, averaging approximately one third of all fatal crashes from year to year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 42,000 people die as the result of traffic crashes each year on our nation's highways, and hundreds of thousands are seriously injured.
This speed enforcement mission is being supported by a grant from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). ODOT provides grants for speed enforcement missions such as these with the goal to reduce deaths and injuries that are speed related on State/Interstate Highways, County Roads and city streets in Oregon. More information regarding ODOT Transportation Safety programs can be found on their website at http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/TS/
No media ride a longs are available for this upcoming mission, however results will be provided after the mission results have been compiled.
Update: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office River Patrol responds to report of missing jet skier on Columbia river (Photo)
Update: MCSO River Patrol along with Port of Portland Fire boats resumed searching the Columbia River this morning near where the missing jet skier, identified as George Walker, Age 25, of Portland, OR was last reported. After several hours of surface searching, utilization of side scan sonar and dragging the river area around the last reported location search efforts were suspended at 2:00 p.m.
The accident investigation has been referred to the Boat Accident Reconstruction (BAR) team for follow up. The BAR team is made up of Oregon State Marine Board members and members from participating agencies around the state including the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.
George Walker was last reported wearing a red tank top with blue and white swimming shorts. River Patrol confirmed neither rider was wearing a life jacket at the time of the incident.
This morning at approximately 1:20 a.m. MCSO River Patrol deputies, Port of Portland Fire and Portland Fire Bureau responded to a report that two people had fallen off their jet ski in the south channel of the Columbia River near 90th and Marine Dr. Initial reports indicated neither individual was wearing a lifejacket at the time they fell off the Jet Ski. One of the Jet Ski riders was able to make it over to the shore bank on Government Island. The second rider, a 25-year-old male, has not been located.
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office River Patrol, a Portland Fire Bureau rescue boat and a Port of Portland Fire boat conducted an extensive search of the area but have not located the missing jet skier. The river search was suspended at approximately 3:20 a.m. The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office River Patrol will be responding in the morning to continue search operations with side scan sonar and assess the area for dive operations as warranted.
No further updates are expected until after 9:00 a.m. this morning.
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office begins transition of services to Troutdale Police Community Center
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) has started the transition of some MCSO services from the MCSO Hansen Building to the Troutdale Police Community Center located at 234 SW Kendall Court Troutdale, OR 97060. The MCSO Records Unit effective at 4:30 p.m. today June 25, 2015 will begin operating from the Troutdale Police Community Center. The Troutdale Police Community Center lobby will now be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The following services have moved to the Troutdale Police Community Center and will now be provided from this location.
MCSO Services offered at Troutdale Police Community Center:
* Speak to an MCSO deputy to file a police report
* Police Report Release
* Vehicle Release
* Release of Property
* Turning in Found Property
* Sex Offender Registrations
The MCSO Hansen Building lobby will now be open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will be closed on the weekends.
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Hansen Building located at 12240 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97230 will continue to provide the following services.
MCSO Services offered at the Hansen Building:
* Civil Processing:
Service of Civil Papers
* Concealed Handgun Licensing
* Alarm Permits
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office is looking forward to the upcoming consolidation of services as the Troutdale Police Department joins the Sheriff's Office. Over the next week, the Troutdale Police Community Center will become the new home for MCSO Patrol and support services. The Troutdale Police Community Center is being utilized by the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office as part of the lease agreement completed with the City of Troutdale for use of the building.
Update: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies, Green Hornet Trail Team and Search and Rescue assisting with two injured hiker incidents in Columbia River Gorge Recreational Area (Photo)
Update: At approximately 2:20 p.m. EMS and MCSO deputies reached the trailhead with the injured hiker from Wahkeena Falls trail. At approximately 3:15 p.m. MCSO Green Hornet Trail Team members, EMS and MCSO SAR personnel reached the trailhead with the injured hiker from the Triple Falls trail. Both hikers were transported to local hospitals for treatment.
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office wants everyone to have a safe and enjoyable visit to the Columbia River Gorge Recreational Area. Be aware the trails can be uneven, less maintained, and have debris on the trails. Research your route before your hike and bring essential hiking supplies 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.
On Thursday June, 18, 2015 at approximately 12:00 p.m. MCSO Deputies and MCSO Green Hornet Trail team members along with Corbett Fire Department and AMR Reach and Treat responded on the report of an injured hiker on the Wahkeena Falls Trail approximately 1 ?1/2 miles up the trail. A hiker called 911 after a member of their group slid off the trail and injured their ankle. As emergency personnel responded to Wahkeena Falls to assist and treat the injured hiker another call was received for an injured hiker on the Triple Falls Trail approximately one mile up the trail who had fallen and suffered a leg injury.
MCSO Search and Rescue has been activated to assist with response to both injured hiker calls. MCSO Green Hornet Team members were diverted to the Triple Falls call and have reached the injured hiker. Cascade Locks Fire along with AMR have reached the injured hiker and are treating his injury. Mountain Wave Communications has arrived on scene and is assisting with radio communications for the incidents.
Both hikers are currently being evaluated and readied for transport back down from the trails.
Further updates will be provided when more information is available.
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies investigate shots fired report at NE 102nd Ave and NE Skidmore St. in Maywood - No Known Victims - 06/11/15
At approximately 12:35 a.m. this morning, Thursday June 11, 2015, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Deputies responded to the report of shots fired near the intersection of NE 102nd Ave and NE Skidmore St. in Maywood. The caller reported two vehicles, a white sedan with a blue stripe down the side and a red vehicle were driving side by side southbound on NE 102nd Ave when a passenger in the red vehicle leaned out the window and fired several shots at the white sedan. The red vehicle sped off and continued southbound on NE 102nd Ave. The white sedan turned around and was last seen northbound on NE 102nd Ave.
MCSO Deputies and Portland Police Bureau officers responding to the call found evidence of gunfire at NE 102nd Ave and NE Skidmore St but did not locate any gunshot victims or property damage.
It is unknown at this time if this shooting was gang related. Anyone who witnessed the shooting or has other information regarding this incident is asked to call the Police Non-Emergency Line at 503-823-3333.
If you see a gun crime in progress call 9-1-1.
Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a minimum $250 cash reward to anyone who reports a convicted felon or a juvenile in possession of a firearm and tipsters can remain anonymous.
Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http:www.crimestoppersoforegon.com or text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.
HVE DUII Patrols continue through June 15, MCSO deputies arrest eight DUII drivers over past 48 hours
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies are continuing to conduct enhanced DUII enforcement patrols through June 15, 2015. Between Friday, June 5, and Sunday morning June 7, 2015 MCSO deputies made eight DUII arrests. Four of those had been involved in traffic accidents prior to their arrest.
As we enter into the summer months and temperatures increase more people are out enjoying the weather and participating in community events and activities. It is important to remember if you are driving and plan to consume alcohol plan ahead. If you become impaired, don't drive - call for a sober driver, taxi or use public transportation to return home safely.
MCSO wants to remind drivers "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over". MCSO Deputies 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 State Sheriff's Association.
Across the United States, more than 10,000 people were killed in impaired driving crashes in 2013. Here in Oregon in 2013, over 40% of all fatal crashes involved a driver who had been drinking.
If you notice an impaired driver, call 9-1-1 immediately to report it. Together we can all make our roads safer. Learn more about HVE campaigns at www.nhtsa.gov/drivesober