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Multnomah County Sheriff's Office partners with Troutdale Public Safety Advisory Group for Annual Holiday Toy Drive (Photo) - 11/24/15
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.
Attached Media Files: Toy Drive Flyer , TD banner
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.

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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) - 11/16/15
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
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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.

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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.

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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 - 11/03/15
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.
Attached Media Files: 2015_Fall_Awards_PR.pdf