Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office investigating boat crash after prop strike injures passenger - 07/25/15
This afternoon at approximately 5:30 p.m. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office River Patrol and Portland Fire Bureau responded to the Willamette River near the Fremont Bridge after the boat operator called and reported a passenger had suffered a leg injury when the propeller hit their leg. The passenger was out of the water and on the boat but needed immediate medical attention.
Emergency responders reached the 24' pontoon boat and found an adult female suffering from a traumatic injury to her right leg. The victim was transported via rescue boat to Portland Fire Bureau Station 21 where she was taken by ambulance to the hospital for treatment.
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office River Patrol deputies conducting the initial accident investigation have arrested the boat operator, Haley Ronningen, age 34, of Portland, OR on charges of Boating Under the Influence of Intoxicants. Ronningen was transported to the Multnomah County Detention Center for booking.
The boat crash has been referred to the Boat Accident Reconstruction (BAR) team for further investigation. 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.
Updates will be provided when more information is available.
Update: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help locating an adult male who is missing and considered endangered (Photo)
Update: This morning Friday July 24, 2015, Marvin was located in Longview, WA and is safe and uninjured. A Goodwill employee in Longview, WA recognized Marvin from the flyer after watching the news last night. A Longview Police Department officer responded to the location and transported Marvin to the St. Johns Medical Center. Multnomah County Adult Protective Services and the care facility are in contact with the hospital in Washington and will coordinate his return.
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office would like to thank the public and media for sharing the information and assistance in locating Marvin.
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to locate 62-year-old Marvin Krause, missing since July 21, 2015 after walking away from a care facility in Wood Village. Marvin is described as a 5'10" 150lb white male with short salt and pepper hair and beard. He was last seen wearing the red t-shirt seen in the photo attached, blue jeans, and dark tennis shoes. The photo attached was taken June 9, 2015. Marvin has moderate dementia and is unable to care for himself. Marvin walks with a very significant limp on his right leg. Marvin is a former transient and has frequented all areas of Portland and east Multnomah County within the past year.
Anyone seeing Marvin is asked to immediately call 9-1-1. Anyone with non-emergency information is asked to call Detective Rian Hakala at 503-988-0357
Final Update: Multnomah County Search and Rescue activated for lost teenage hiker above Multnomah Falls (Photo)
Final Update: The teen hiker was reunited with family at 12:15 a.m. Asked about her hike, she said she continued following the trail up and didn't realize she had gone so far. She received a text from a family member and turned around but it was getting dark and she wasn't sure which way to come back down the trail. After texting with her family and following the trail she found a sign along the trail and relayed that information to her family. Family members said to stay there and let the responding deputies know the information they received from her. Her phone died shortly after receiving the text from her family to stay where she was.
MCSO Trail Hornets located the teen hiker at the Wahkeena Falls Junction. She was not carrying any emergency supplies and was out of water.
The teen hiker assisted searchers in her rescue by remaining on the trail and not leaving the trail trying to get back down. She also stopped and remained at that location after texting her family the information from the sign and did not continue moving down the trails.
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. Hike with a partner or group. The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office wants everyone to have a safe and enjoyable visit or hike in the Columbia Gorge scenic areas.
Update: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Trail Hornets have located the lost teen hiker on the trail at the Wahkeena Falls junction. She is in good condition and was a little dehydrated. The Trail Hornets gave the hiker some water and are now escorting her down from the trail to be reunited with family.
This evening, Monday July 20, 2015 at approximately 8:50 p.m. MCSO Deputies responded to Multnomah Falls in the Columbia Gorge after a family member called 911 and reported their 15-year-old sister had gone hiking up to the upper falls a couple of hours ago and had not returned. The caller had also received a text from the hiker who thought she may have taken a wrong trail. MCSO Deputies received information on the way that indicated the hiker may have found their way on to the correct trail and was on the way out. MCSO Deputies arrived at the Multnomah Falls parking area, met with the caller and found the hiker was still not down from the trail.
MCSO Search and Rescue and MCSO Trail Hornets have been activated and are responding to begin Search and Rescue operations. Media staging will be near the command post in the Multnomah Falls lodge parking area.
Update:Inmate found unresponsive in cell during routine security check at Multnomah County Detention Center - 07/19/15
Update: The inmate found deceased in his cell on Friday evening July 17, 2015 at the Multnomah County Detention Center is identified as Lloyd Virnig, Age 29, of Sandy, OR.
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office detectives conducting the death investigation indicate there is no evidence of trauma. The Multnomah County Medical Examiner found no obvious signs of foul play after the conducting the autopsy on Saturday July 18, 2015 and will continue working to determine the cause of death.
On Friday (corrected day) July 17, 2015 at 7:45 p.m. a Corrections Deputy conducting a routine security and welfare check in a module at the Multnomah County Detention Center found an unresponsive male inmate in his cell. The deputy called for medical response and with responding deputies entered the cell and began life-saving efforts. Medical staff arrived and life-saving efforts continued until emergency responders from Portland Fire Bureau and AMR arrived. Emergency responders were also unable to revive the inmate.
MCSO Detectives and the Medical Examiner responded to begin the death investigation. MCSO detectives are handling the investigation and the body has been turned over to the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office.
This morning Saturday (corrected day) July 18, 2015 the medical examiner conducted an autopsy and found no obvious signs of foul play. The Cause of Death is still under investigation.
We are not releasing any additional information at this time pending family notifications.
More information will be released when available.
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office joining in City of Wood Village 16th Annual City Nite Out Friday July 17, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Photo)
WV Nite Out flyer
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office will be joining the City of Wood Village for the 16th Annual City Nite Out taking place on Friday July 17, 2015 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 is also 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 children's sports balls will be passed out at the event this year while supplies last. This giveaway was made possible by a generous donation from the Morasch family. 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.
Multnomah County Sheriff Staton and Wood Village Mayor Patricia Smith 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 their "Shoot or Don't Shoot" simulation scenarios in place again this year for the Nite Out and welcomes community members and media to participate in one of the simulation scenarios.
Thank you to the many contributing sponsors of the Wood Village 16th Annual City Nite Out including the City of Wood Village, Wood Village Baptist Church, Morasch Meats, Pressure Safe LLC, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Fred Meyer, Brasher's Auto and Truck Collision Repair, Frontier, the Wood Village 76 Station, Fraternal Order of Eagles and Waste Management.
Wood Village City Nite Out flyer, schedule and parade route attached.
Lt. Steve Alexander
Public Information Officer
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office
Final Update: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue respond to search for lost hikers in area of Oneonta Trail (Photo)
Final Update: Just after 3:00 p.m. MCSO Search and Rescue along with Portland Mountain Rescue brought the three lost hikers off the trail and reunited them with family members waiting for their return. All three hikers were in good spirits. Kyra Jorgensens ankle injury was evaluated and her parents met her as she was brought down from the trail. Andrew Scott (Name Correction from earlier), and Leah Freeman, Age 19, of Knoxsville, Tennessee were also met by family members as they came off the trail.
The hikers said they had reached Cougar Rock and followed what they thought was a trail down from there and the trail disappeared as they were trying to follow it. SAR Coordinators believe they probably had followed a game trail down into the woods. After it got dark and Kyra injured her ankle they stopped for the night. They did have emergency supplies and extra clothing with them so they were able to rest overnight and in the morning realized Kyra's ankle injury had gotten worse and they did not know where they were. Kyra called her mom for help and she called 911 to start the Search and Rescue Process.
The hikers helped in their rescue, realizing in the morning they did not know where they were at, calling for help and then staying where they were as rescuers identified their location and brought in resources to help bring them out safely. The area they had gotten into was extremely steep and difficult terrain to navigate. Portland Mountain Rescue utilized ropes to bring them the rest of the way down the draw they had worked their way in to and back to the trail. The process took over three hours to bring them safely back to the trail. MCSO Search and Rescue helped evacuate Kyra Jorgensen from the trail as Andrew and Leah were able to walk out on their own. Afterwards, all of the hikers agreed they should have started earlier in the day and a trail map would have helped them identify the correct trails to follow. They also were grateful to the Portland Mountain Rescue and MCSO Search and Rescue Teams who located them and helped bring them safely back down.
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. Stay on the trails and be prepared before you embark on a hike. 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.
On Sunday July 12, 2015 just before 6:00 a.m. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to Oneonta Falls on the report of three lost hikers somewhere above Oneonta Falls. The mother of one of the hikers called 911 after her daughter called her and told her they were lost and had spent the night out in the woods after not finding their way out.
The hikers are identified as Leah Freeman, no age/city available yet, Scott Andrew, Age 19, of Hillsboro, OR and Kyra Jorgensen, Age 19 of Hillsboro, OR.
The three hikers began their hike yesterday and ascended a trail known as "Elevator Shaft" a non-maintained, overgrown trail and then over to Cougar Rock before trying to come down a drainage draw from Cougar Rock. The hikers stopped after it got dark and they couldn't see where they were going. Kyra Jorensen called her mother at daybreak and told her they were lost and couldn't make it out.
MCSO Deputies located the hikers' vehicle in one of the parking lots near Oneonta Falls. After pinging the cell phone deputies were able to determine the hikers' approximate location off Trail 400. MCSO Search and Rescue was activated and responded to the Oneonta Trailhead to begin Search and Rescue operations. A Hood River County Search and Rescue plane was able to fly over the area and spotted the lost hikers in a very steep draw down from Cougar Rock. The pilot, retired Hood River County Sheriff Joe Wampler, informed Search and Rescue responders of the hikers' location and advised the terrain was extremely steep and rough in the area they were located.
Based on the hikers' location, Portland Mountain Rescue was activated to respond and assist in the rescue of the hikers. Mountain Wave Communications also responded and is providing communications support for the rescue efforts. MCSO Search and Rescue and Portland Mountain Rescue teams deployed on the trail at approximately 9:45 a.m.
At 10:45 a.m. Portland Mountain Rescue made contact with the lost hikers. Two of the hikers were in good condition and one hiker had suffered an injured ankle. After assessing the condition of the hikers, teams are now working on an extraction plan for the hikers. The location the hikers are in is a very steep draw and is very overgrown and difficult to navigate.
Updates will be provided as more information is available.
Media staging is adjacent to the Command Post at Oneonta Trailhead.
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office joins with other agencies to carry the torch for Special Olympics Oregon
As a lead up to the Special Olympics Oregon Summer State Games being held in Newberg July 11 and July 12, 2015, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies along with law enforcement officers from the Metro area and our federal partners will join in carrying the Special Olympics Torch as part of the first leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run. The first stage of the north leg of the Torch Run will occur Thursday July 9, 2015, starting at 10:00 a.m. at Reynolds High School at 1698 Southwest Cherry Park Road in Troutdale, OR. The runners will run west on Cherry Park, continue west on Glisan Street to 122nd Avenue ending at the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office.
Agencies with members participating and supporting this stage of the Torch run include the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Portland Police Bureau, ICE, Multnomah County Department of Community Justice, FBI and the Oregon Department of Transportation. Over eighty runners and Multnomah County Special Olympics athletes and coaches are expected to be participating in this leg of the Torch Run. In addition, officers from the Portland Police Bureau's Mounted Patrol area are also expected to make an appearance to welcome the Torch Run participants as they reach the finish for this Torch Run leg.
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 the Special Olympics Oregon Summer State Games, the final destination being the Games Ceremonies at Newberg High School Stadium.
The Final Leg of the Torch Run will take place on Saturday afternoon from McMinnville to Newberg Newberg High School. Then, 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 run a final lap around the stadium and light the cauldron.
That weekend-- July 11th and 12th -- some 3,000 Special Olympics Oregon athletes, coaches, and other volunteers will converge on the Newberg area to compete for Olympic medals and ribbons in softball, golf, track and field, and bocce. Athletes have been training for a minimum of eight weeks for the State Summer Games, and must have participated in one of many regional competitions to be eligible to compete this weekend. The public is welcome to come out and watch the competition. Admission is free.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run began in Wichita, Kansas in 1981. Now a year-round global event, all 50 states and more than 30 foreign countries participate in the Law Enforcement Torch Run relay. In Oregon, more than 1,000 law enforcement personnel from federal, military, state, county and local agencies participate in the Torch Run, Special Olympics Oregon's largest grassroots fundraising and public awareness program.
This year's Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Oregon is sponsored by many agencies and businesses including: Oregon Association Chiefs of Police, Red Robin, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Beaverton Police Association, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, FBI Citizen Academy Alumni Association, McMinnville Police Department, Port of Portland Police Employees' Association, Redmond Police Department, Albany Police Department, Tualatin Police Officers Association, Newberg/Dundee Police Department, Salem Police Foundation, Yamhill County Sheriff's Office, and the official Pace Car of the Torch Run - Newberg Dodge-Chrysler Jeep.
In addition, thank you to the following for donations supporting the first stage of the north leg of the Torch Run. These include: Skyland Pub, Aramark, Gartner's Country Meat Market, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 7, Multnomah County Deputy Sheriff's Association, Multnomah County Corrections Deputies Association, and the Multnomah County Management Association.
About Special Olympics Oregon:
Special Olympics Oregon serves the largest disability population in the state and this year they will celebrate their 40th Anniversary. Special Olympics Oregon provides 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. Special Olympics Oregon is Training for Life. Additional information can be found at www.soor.org.
Update: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office investigating body recovered in Willamette River - 07/07/15
Update: The deceased has been identified as Brian Jay Burnett, Age 43, of Vancouver, WA. The Multnomah County 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.
On Monday July 6, 2015 at approximately 6:10 p.m. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office River Patrol deputies responded to the report of a body seen in the Willamette River near the Broadway Bridge. A passerby spotted the body from the east bank of the river. MCSO River patrol 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 Broadway 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.
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.