Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office resumes processing of Washington State resident new Concealed Handgun License applications
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office has reopened processing of new Concealed Handgun License (CHL) applications for all Washington State residents who have a compelling business interest or other legitimate demonstrated need to obtain an Oregon CHL.
The MCSO CHL Unit has reduced the large backlog that necessitated the temporary suspension of Washington State CHL applications last spring. New CHL application requests were reopened to Clark County, WA residents on January 21, 2014 and will now be open to all Washington State residents.
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office accepts Washington State resident applications in accordance with ORS 166.291 The county sheriff may waive the residency requirement in subsection (1)(c) of this section for a resident of a contiguous state who has a compelling business interest or other legitimate demonstrated need.
In accordance with ORS 166.292 If the application for the license is approved, the sheriff shall issue and mail or otherwise deliver to the applicant at the address shown on the application, within 45 days of the application.
Join the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and take the plunge for Special Olympics Oregon! (Photo)
Join Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies and staff this weekend for the Special Olympics Oregon Polar Plunge at the Columbia River. The Polar Plunge is being held this Saturday March 1, 2014 with on-site plunge registration starting at 8:30 a.m. and the plunge starting at 11:00 a.m. at Broughton Beach, NE 42nd and Marine Drive. The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Polar Plunge team the MCSO All Stars will be there along with over 1,500 other plungers all to raise funds for Special Olympics Oregon. Added for the first time this year, an optional 5k Polar Plunge Fun Run/Walk will kick off the day at 9:00 a.m. at Portland Airport Economy Parking Red Lot and end at the Polar Plunge site.
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office will also have a new addition to the MCSO River Patrol fleet on display during the Polar Plunge. A 30' Munson Packcat (photos attached) primarily funded through a grant from Homeland Security was delivered this past month. The addition of this vessel will add regional support capabilities for Dive Rescue operations along with support for Homeland Security missions, regional SWAT and tactical units and All Hazard response to man-made or natural disasters in the region. The Munson Packcat will be on display for the public and media during the Polar Plunge event this weekend.
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, The Portland Police Bureau and other local law enforcement agencies will be on hand to assist with the event. For the first time this year, one of our own Deputy Richard Hathaway will be joining this year's Polar Plunge Super Plungers and plunge into the frigid Columbia River waters once an hour for 24 hours beginning at noon on Friday, February 28, 2014. Deputy Hathaway individually rose over $3,500 to support Special Olympics Oregon and participate in the Super Plunge. Our MCSO All Stars group, which had almost 60 members plunge this past year, is hoping for even more this year to help support Special Olympics Oregon.
Proceeds from the event go towards continuing the Special Olympics Oregon mission: to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to 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 information visit www.PlungeOregon.com
or to consider donating to the MCSO All Stars or one of the many other teams participating this year and/or join in the 2014 Polar Plunge!
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office attempting to locate missing driver from vehicle crash
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office is currently attempting to locate 29-year-old Kyle Craig Peterson. Kyle Peterson was last seen on Monday, February 26, 2014, at about 8:19 pm. Kyle Peterson was the driver and single occupant of a vehicle involved in a crash on SE Stark St. near SE 35th St. in Troutdale, OR.
Troutdale Police initially responded to the accident and made contact with the driver of the vehicle Kyle Peterson. As the officer talked with Mr. Peterson, he turned and walked away from the officer and vehicle into a heavily wooded area southeast of the scene. The officer repeatedly told the person to stop knowing the terrain he was walking into was hazardous. Peterson kept walking into the woods and did not respond. He has not been seen since then. MCSO deputies arrived shortly after Mr. Peterson walked off and an MCSO k-9 was called to assist in a search of the immediate area. After unsucessful search efforts, MCSO Search and Rescue was notified and MCSO and Troutdale PD detectives have assisted in attempts to locate Mr. Peterson. Search and Rescue efforts and canvassing have been conducted in the area and MCSO River Patrol has also assisted with search efforts along the Sandy River in the area of Stark St. Anyone with information about Mr. Peterson is asked to call 911 or MCSO Records at 503-255-3600. MCSO Case # 14-401262.
Missing persons flyer is attached.
Update2: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Investigating a Fatal Car Accident - Name release, seeking information - 02/18/14
Update2: Names released from fatal single vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 5:57 a.m. on February 16, 2014 at 3511 NE 102nd Ave. The deceased has been identified as Paul Joseph Williams, Age 24, of Portland, OR. Williams was seated in the right rear passenger seat of a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix and was killed instantly when the rear passenger door of the vehicle struck the utility pole.
The driver of the vehicle Gawayne Streeter, Age 28, of Portland, OR was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Streeter was arrested and lodged into the Multnomah County Detention Center upon his release from the hospital and charged with DUII, Manslaughter I, Assault II x 2, Failure to perform Duties of Driver, Criminal Mischief II, and Reckless Driving. In addition Streeter had an outstanding warrant for Possession of Cocaine, DUII, Reckless Driving and Failure to perform Duties of Driver.
Another passenger in the vehicle identified as John Perry, Age 27, of Portland, OR. transported for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries to the hospital was arrested upon his release and lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center on an outstanding warrant for Theft of Services 3, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Escape III, Felon possession of a restricted weapon, Carry Concealed Weapon, Interfering with Public Transportation and a Parole or Post Prison Supervision violation hold.
Deonte Gordon, Age 26, of Portland, OR and Gene Earl Hankins, Age 24, of Portland, OR were also transported for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Investigators believe a sixth person in the vehicle fled the scene of the accident prior to emergency responders' arrival.
Investigators would like to talk to anyone who may have had contact with these individuals the night of Saturday, February 15, prior to the accident. Please contact MCSO Detective Odil at 503-251-2531.
The East County Vehicular Crimes Team is continuing its investigation of the single vehicle crash. The East County Vehicular Crimes Team consists of MCSO deputies, Gresham PD, Troutdale PD, and Fairview PD officers along with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office.
Update1: The scene of the fatal car accident has been opened. There were 6 male subjects in the vehicle. The driver, who was well over the legal limit of intoxicants, lost control of the vehicle while driving south bound, hitting a power pole at the rear passenger door, killing the right rear passenger and ejecting a second passenger who sustained a serious injury. The deceased and injured passengers were not wearing seat belts. It is believed the deceased would not have survived the accident even if he had worn his seat belt due to the severity of the direct impact of his location. One of the subjects left on foot prior to police arrival and it is not yet known who he is. The driver was not seriously injured and should be released from the hospital later today. He will be lodged at the Multnomah County Justice Center on DUII Manslaughter, Assault, and Hit/Run charges. He also has outstanding warrant(s) for his arrest. So far, one passenger has been lodged at the Multnomah County Justice Center on an outstanding warrant after being released from the hospital. No other information as to the identity of the deceased, suspect or victims of the accident will be released until the deceases family has been notified.
At approximately 0557 hour this morning, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a single car accident at 3511 NE 102ND. The car struck a utility pole and an African American male was found deceased. Five other victims in the car have been taken to local hospitals for medical care. The East County Vehicle Crime Team has been activated and the area around 102ND and Fremont will be closed while the team conducts its investigation. At this time, the name of the deceased, along with the five other victims will not be released pending the on-going investigation. The cause of the accident has not been determined.
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Joins Other Agencies Across the State in a Seat Belt Enforcement Blitz
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) is joining law enforcement agencies from around the state to enforce safety belt laws and to promote child passenger safety. The "Seat Belt Enforcement Blitz" started February 12th, and will continue through February 23rd.
MCSO deputies will be working extra traffic safety patrols during this period, and will be focusing on motorists and passengers who are not using their safety belts, or are improperly using their safety belts. Deputies will also be on the lookout for child passengers that are improperly secured in child safety seats. These extra patrols are funded through federal grants from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Motorists who are stopped for failing to wear their safety belts, or improperly wearing their safety belts, will receive a citation for $110. Motorists can also be cited $110 for any passengers in their vehicle under the age of 16 who are not wearing a safety belt, or who are not properly restrained in a child safety seat. The most common misuse of safety belts observed by MCSO deputies is when motorists and passengers tuck the shoulder belt underneath their arm. Wearing the safety belt in this manner significantly reduces the ability to restrain the user safely during a crash. MCSO deputies will be issuing citations for this violation as well.
Oregon law requires that children who weigh less than forty pounds be restrained in a child safety seat. Children under one year of age or weighing less than twenty pounds must be restrained in a rear-facing child safety seat. A child over forty pounds must be restrained in either a child seat or a booster seat appropriate for their size until they reach age eight or are 4'9" tall and the adult belt system fits them correctly.
According to NHTSA, the proper use of child safety seats reduces the likelihood of infants, under one year old, from being killed in a crash by 71 percent. It also reduces the likelihood of children, age one to four, from being killed in a crash by 54 percent.
Anyone with questions about proper child safety seat use, installation or requirements can contact ACTS Oregon's Child Safety Seat Resource Center at (503)643-5620, or visit http://www.childsafetyseat.org/.
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office name release for work crew involved accident on February 11, 2014 - 02/12/14
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office is releasing the names of those involved from the MCSO Inmate Work Crew in the accident that occurred yesterday along southbound I-5 near Wilsonville. Oregon State Police is conducting the accident investigation. The Work Crew inmates are identified as Angela Baca (age 40) of Portland, OR; Lynette Urwin, (Age 42) of Portland, Or; and Ruby Johnson (Age 31) of Portland, Or. MCSO Deputy Jana McCallum an 18 year veteran of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office was the Work Crew Deputy supervising the inmate crew at the time of the accident.
Angela Baca who was transported with serious injuries to the hospital, has been released from MCSO custody. The Sheriff's Office made the request to have her released early so family and friends could have unrestricted access to visit and support her as she recovers from her injuries. A Multnomah County judge granted the request and vacated the remainder of her sentence. Angela Baca was originally scheduled to be released on February 21, 2014. The other two inmates involved were evaluated at the scene and transported back to the Inverness Jail. Deputy McCallum also returned to the facility and all individuals involved are receiving critical incident support from MCSO chaplains and other MCSO staff.