Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office
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Injured Hiker Assisted by Rescue Personnel (Photo) - 03/26/15
Attached are pictures from todays mutual aid assist to an injured hiker near Rock Arch. Today around 1:20 p.m. crews responded to the 62 year old woman hiker who had suffered an isolated leg injury while hiking the trail to Rock Arch. An AMR Reach and Treat Team, members of Corbett Fire and the Sheriff's Office Green Hornet Trail Rescue Team responded to assist the hiker after it was determined she would not be able to walk out on her own. Members of the MCSO Trail Rescue team were the first to reach the victim and were able to guide the other medical services quickly to her. The victim had slid from a switch back where there was a narrow stretch of trail. Because it was also steep in that area the teams decided it would be safest to lower her down using a rope system to a wider and flatter area of the trail. From there she was brought down on a wheeled stokes.

The response to this call is another excellent example of the great partnerships between Fire, Medical and Sheriff's Office personnel, and in this case it led to the fast response and reduce extraction time of the injured hiker considering the tough terrain and her inability to walk herself out.

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There are no names available at this time and no response for interviews. Sorry for the delay in getting this out as we just received the pictures and information.

Lt. Travis W. Gullberg
Update: In-Custody Death at Multnomah County Detention Center - 03/23/15
***Update 03/23/2015 - 12:55pm***

The inmate found deceased at the Multnomah County Detention Center on Saturday has been identified as Latina E. Brogdon, a 25 year old female.

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office detectives conducting the death investigation indicate there is no evidence of trauma; the Multnomah County Medical Examiner will continue work to determine the cause of death in this case.

Due to the on-going investigation, no further details are available for release at this time.


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Just before 1:30 pm this afternoon, corrections deputies at the Multnomah County Detention Center responded to a call of an unresponsive inmate who was discovered during a routine security and welfare check. An immediate call was made for medical response while deputies began CPR on the inmate.

The cause of death is under investigation by the Multnomah County Medical Examiner. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office detectives are currently conducting a full death investigation. Initial information from detectives indicates there is no evidence of foul play involved.

The name of the deceased will not be released at this time, pending next of kin notification.
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Multnomah County Sheriff's Office make two arrests one day after a subject was stabbed multiple times in the City of Wood Village (Photo) - 03/19/15
On 03/18/15 at 2020 hours Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to a reported stabbing in the area of NE Park Ln and Wood Village Blvd within the City of Wood Village. The initial report of the incident was called in by a passerby who witnessed the assault on two subjects walking on the sidewalk. Upon arrival it was discovered that one subject was suffering from multiple stab wounds and his associate had been beaten with a bat. The Sheriff's Office Detective Unit along with the East Metro Gang Enforcement Team began an immediate investigation into the circumstances surrounding the assault.

On 03/19/15 the diligent and tireless efforts of investigators led them to the area of 217th and Burnside, within the City of Gresham, where Brandy Howe, age 26, was arrested for Assault II and Eduardo Espinoza Hernandez, age 23, was arrested on a Detainer. Investigators believe there are two additional suspects outstanding identified as Hispanic males. Anyone with information is asked to call the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Tip Line at 503-261-2847.
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Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Unit moves in after observing suspected drug transaction - 03/18/15
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Special Investigation Unit detectives moved in after observing a suspected drug transaction take place in a parking lot at NE 82nd Ave and NE Prescott St. SIU detectives along with Clark/Vancouver Drug Task Force officers were investigating a Heroin drug trafficking group when they observed a suspected drug transaction take place in the parking lot during their investigation. Detectives interrupted the transaction moving in and arresting Sergio AlvarezEligio, Age 27 and Albert Champagne, Age 47 on charges of Unlawful Possession of Heroin and Unlawful Delivery of Heroin. Investigators seized approximately one pound of Heroin along with $15,000 in cash from their vehicle at the scene. The heroin seized was packaged in multiple quantities and ready for sale. A suspected customer Frederick Deiner, Age 40, of Gresham, OR involved in the transaction was also arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of Heroin and Unlawful Delivery of Heroin. All were transported and lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center. The investigation is continuing.

Booking photos are available on our website at www.mcso.us
Update:Multnomah County Sheriff's Office conducting death investigation after body found at base of Broughton Bluff - 03/09/15
Update: The deceased has been identified as Cory Sean Mattson, Age 17, of Troutdale, OR. The Multnomah County Medical Examiner ruled the Cause of Death - gunshot wound and the Manner of Death as suicide. There were no indications of foul play. The investigation is continuing.

Help is available for community members struggling from a mental health crisis and/or suicidal thoughts. Suicide is preventable.

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare has an urgent walk-in clinic, open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., 7 days a week. Payment is not necessary. If you or someone you know needs help with suicidal thoughts or is otherwise in an immediate mental health crisis, please visit Cascadia or call (503) 963-2575.

Lines for Life is available 24 hours a day at (503) 972-3456.

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At approximately 10:00 a.m. this morning, Saturday March 7, 2015, a rock climber called 911 and reported spotting a body at the base of Broughton Bluff as they were going up the trail from Lewis and Clark State Park to rock climb. He also reported seeing a gun near the body. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies and Troutdale Police Department officers along with Corbett Fire responded to the bottom of the trail at Lewis and Clark State Park and proceeded up the trail to the area the body was seen in. Deputies located the body of a deceased adult male approximately a half mile up at the base of Broughton Bluff and also recovered a gun at the scene.

MCSO Detectives and the Medical Examiner were notified and have responded. MCSO SAR personnel were activated to assist in the body recovery. 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.
Update:Multnomah County Sheriff's Office investigating body recovered from Willamette River - 03/03/15
Update: The deceased has been identified as Francisco Marcelo Flores (DOB 02-06-1954) of Portland, OR. The Multnomah County Medical Examiner ruled the cause of death as drowning. There were no indications of foul play. The investigation is continuing.

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On Sunday March 1, 2015 at approximately 3:42 p.m. a fisherman reported spotting a body along the east bank of the Willamette River north of the Fremont Bridge. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office River Patrol and Portland Fire Bureau responded to the area and located the body of a deceased adult male just after 4:00 p.m. along the east bank of the Willamette River near N. Port Center Way.

MCSO River Patrol recovered the body and transported it to the Willamette River Patrol Office. Both MCSO detectives and the Multnomah County Medical Examiner 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 deputies arrest individual after break in at Multnomah County Courthouse - 03/02/15
On Sunday March 1, 2015 at 11:24 p.m. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies along with Portland Police Bureau officers responded to the Multnomah County Courthouse located at 1021 SW 4th Ave. after the alarm was activated. While deputies were responding to the courthouse a Deputy DA leaving the building called 911 to report an individual had broken into the building and was inside. The Deputy DA exited the building and arriving MCSO and PPB units discovered a shattered glass entry door on the 5th Ave side of the courthouse. A metal grate appeared to have been used to break the glass entry door. As deputies prepared to make entry into the courthouse, the suspect came out of the building and surrendered to police.

Michael Hernandez, Age 27, of Portland, OR was arrested and charged with Burglary II, Disorderly Conduct 2, and Criminal Mischief I. MCSO deputies cleared the courthouse and found a fire pull station had been pulled on one of the floors and a fire extinguisher removed from a cabinet. Hernandez is also suspected of activating a fire alarm pull station earlier at the Portland Police Bureau Central Precinct prior to breaking into the Courthouse.

Booking photo is available on our website at www.mcso.us.
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Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith and Sheriff Dan Staton host SELMA movie screening as part of Black History Month activities and celebrations (Photo) - 02/27/15
This morning, Friday February 27, 2014, Multnomah County District 2 Commissioner Lorretta Smith partnered with Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton to host a screening for invited student groups of the movie SELMA in celebration of Black History Month. The screening was held at the Living Room Theatre located at 310 SW 10th Ave in Portland, OR. A student group from the Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center/Rosemary Anderson High School was joined by student members of the Multnomah County Youth Commission along with students from a DCJ program and several community members. Students were treated to popcorn and drinks, followed by lunch after the screening while they participated in a discussion of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Commissioner Loretta Smith was joined by Sheriff Dan Staton and former Senator Margaret Carter at the front of the theatre after the movie screening to discuss the Voting Rights Act of 1965, civil liberties, election law and other important issues in Multnomah County. The students, ages 15-20, were able to ask questions and participate in a dialogue about the importance of voting and staying active and engaged in community issues that are important to them and the community.

The event sponsored by Commissioner Loretta Smith's office and the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office is part of a number of activities celebrating Black History Month and the significance of the Voting Rights Act passed 50 years ago this year.
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