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Clackamas County Sheriff's Office assists with 36 Pit fire near Estacada - 09/14/14
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Sheriff's Office in conjunction with the United States Forestry Service, Estacada Fire Department, and the United States Forestry Service Law Enforcement division dealt with the 36 Pit fire burning about 10 east of Estacada, Oregon.

The fire is currently spreading and is over 1000 acres in size. Hwy 224 is now closed from North Fork Reservoir, east to Ripplebrook due to the fire and very hazardous conditions.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is asking that the public avoid the area so fire crews can have clear roads for travel to fight the fire.

Please do not call 911 if you see smoke, however if you do see a fire or any other emergency, you are asked to call 911.
Armed pair rob homeowner and leave scene in victim's pickup truck. Shots fired during robbery. - 09/12/14
On 9-11-14 at about 10:15 p.m. 2 suspects robbed the residents of a home in the 3900 block of SE Aldercrest in unincorporated Milwaukie. The home invasion robbery occurred when the first suspect, a white female, came to the door asking for assistance. When one of the home's occupants opened the door, the woman brandished a gun, and a white male accomplice assisted her in forcing their way into the residence. During a struggle with the homeowner (who had armed himself with a firearm) at least two shots were fired. The victim was physically assaulted, and the suspects left in his truck after robbing him.

The stolen truck was recovered several hours later near River Rd. and SE Laurie Ave in Milwaukie. The victim's vehicle is a 2014 Dodge crew cab diesel pickup, gray in color.

During the course of the robbery the homeowner was injured and was treated by rescue personnel.

The suspects are described as:

1) White Female Adult 70" tall, brown hair, black leather jacket
2) White Male Adult, 68" tall, red bandana across face, white t-shirt

Detectives are asking for leads from the public. Anyone who saw a similar vehicle in the Milwaukie area last night between 10:15 p.m. and 1:00 a.m, or if you have any other information concerning this crime is encouraged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office confidential Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at

The investigation is ongoing. Case number: 14-24986

The victims are not currently available for interviews. If that changes media will be notified.
Sheriff's Office hosts Oct. 7, 8 training on domestic-violence strangulation cases - 09/09/14
PDF flyer for this training:

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office -- in partnership with the Family Justice Center Alliance -- is hosting a new class for law-enforcement, legal, social-work and mental-health professionals: "Identifying, Investigating and Prosecuting Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Strangulation Cases."

The same training will be offered on two consecutive days: Tuesday, Oct. 7 and Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. Attendees need only register for one day.

- 7:30 a.m. -- Registration
- 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. -- Training

Providence Willamette Falls Community Center
515 15th Street
Oregon City, OR 97045
NOTE: Parking is limited; please carpool

This class will be taught by a panel of nationally recognized experts in the identification, investigation and documentation of strangulation in intimate partner violence: Gael Strack, J.D.; Casey Gwinn, J.D.; and, Dr. Bill Smock, M.D.

Topics to be covered will include:

- Findings from a study of 300 misdemeanor strangulation cases
- Resources and handouts from the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention
- Understanding the lethality of strangulation
- Identifying the signs and symptoms of strangulation cases
- Anatomy and medical aspects in surviving and non-surviving victims
- Investigating and documenting a domestic-violence and sexual-assault strangulation case for prosecution
- Legal aspects of strangulation cases with surviving victims
- Tools and resources for advocates
- Use of experts in court



REGISTER BY: Friday, October 3, 2014

COST: $79

- Judges
- Law-enforcement officers
- Prosecutors
- Domestic-violence advocates
- Civil legal attorneys
- Medical providers
- Psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs

This training session has been approved by Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST). Documents necessary to receive credit will be provided at the conclusion of the training.

HOSTED BY: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
THROUGH A PARTNERSHIP WITH: Family Justice Center Alliance

For more information about the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention, visit:

PDF flyer for this training:

Attached Media Files: PDF flyer:
Boat Theft and Pursuit Ends in Arrest (Photo) now with a short video taken from the boat - 09/06/14
Attached is a short video taken from the Sheriff's Office boat during the pursuit.


On 9-5-14 at about 1415 hours several calls were received about a disturbance at the Sportcraft Landing Marina in Oregon City (1701 Clackamette Drive). Oregon City Police and Clackamas County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched. It was learned by the responding marine patrol deputy that a woman, now identified as Alisha Johnson age 28 of Milwaukie, swam from the shore to the marina, which is secure and was attempting to steal a boat.

Deputy Guthner returned to his patrol boat and soon found Johnson driving from the marina in a stolen brown and white cabin cruiser boat. Deputy Guthner turned on the police lights and siren in his marked patrol boat and followed Ms. Johnson as she varied her speeds and drove the boat erratically. There was nearly a collision with a personal water craft near the Meldrum Bar boat launch that caused the PWC operator to be thrown from their PWC. There was also a dangerous incident where Ms. Johnson nearly struck a paddle boarder.

The deputy continued to pursue with lights and siren activated. Near the Cedar Oaks boat ramp the boat appears to have overheated and stopped working. Ms. Johnson was not compliant with the orders of the deputy and threatened the deputy with a metal object. Ms. Johnson then put on a life jacket and jumped into the water. The deputy continued to order the woman to his boat but she went to the shore and ran into the yard of a home on the shore.

The entire length of the pursuit is estimated at 2 miles.

Deputy Brian Lister, a patrol deputy, located Ms. Johnson at 17619 SE Roethe Place, and took her into custody.

Ms. Johnson was initially treated at the hospital and then lodged at the Clackamas County jail on charges of Unlawful Use of a Vehicle, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, and Attempting to Elude a Police Officer (Boat).
Unsafe left turn leaves two injured, one transported by Life Flight (Photo) - 09/04/14
Deputies responded to an injury traffic crash around 6:30 pm on S Springwater Rd near S Ester Ct outside the city of Estacada. Two vehicles were involved in the crash; two occupants of one vehicle had to be extracted by the Fire Department. One patient was transported by Life Flight and the other by AMR ambulance.

A Toyota car being driven by Robert Cramer, 70 years old, of Estacada was turning from Spingwater Rd in to a driveway. His vehicle turned in front of an oncoming Ford pickup driven by Aaron Schoknecht, 23 years old of Estacada. The Ford pick up crashed into the passenger side of the Toyota car.

Two people inside the car were injured in the impact and had to be extracted. The driver of the Toyota and Ford received minor injured in the crash.

Deputy's issued the driver of the Toyota, Robert Cramer, a citation for unsafe left turn.

The condition of the two injured is unknown at this time. Their names are not being released at this time.
Pickup and canopy
Pickup and canopy
Sheriff's Office helps Gresham PD bust alleged stolen-car 'chop shop,' recover vehicles, parts (Photo) - 09/04/14
Update: Grant Jerome Lauer 47 years old of Boring was taken into custody after the search warrant. Lauer had a misdemeanor warrant for his arrest. Other charges and suspect are still being investigated at this time.


On Thursday, Sept. 4, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office assisted Gresham PD in executing a search warrant on an alleged illegal "chop-shop" filled with stolen vehicles -- a major break in a months-long investigation by Gresham Police.

Gresham officers and Clackamas County SWAT-Team members served the warrant at 35000 Bell Maple Dr. in Boring.

Among the vehicles recovered in the bust: a snowmobile, a '57 Chevy, and two other confirmed stolen vehicles. (Other vehicles were also found on the property; investigators are still confirming their ownership.) All were in various states of disassembly.

Law-enforcement officials also found several additional parts from other vehicles on the property.

A further search of the property also revealed a small illegal marijuana grow.

Photos of some of the recovered vehicles and parts are attached to this release.

Detectives have detained several people at the address, and are questioning them at this writing. Arrests will be added to this release as information becomes available.

Because a child is living at the property, authorities also called in the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) to investigate.

Detectives are currently working with victims to help identify the stolen vehicles and parts.

Sheriff's Office detectives are also assisting Gresham PD in processing evidence at the scene.

Paulette L. Chandler
Paulette L. Chandler
Update: Sheriff's Office Locates Missing Woman from Eagle Creek Area (Photo) - 09/01/14

On August 1, 2014 at approximately 11:00 a.m. Paulette Louise Chandler was located and found to be safe by deputies from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. Chandler was located near 82nd Dr and Hwy 212 in Clackamas, OR.


The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue (SAR) Team is searching for a missing 68-year-old woman who suffers from dementia.

On August 31, 2014 at about 9:30 PM, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to the Eagle Creek area after family members reported 68-year-old Paulette Louise Chandler was missing from her home. Sheriff's Office Deputies learned Ms. Chandler suffered from dementia and was recently moved by family members to the Eagle Creek area from the Sacred Heart Villa in Portland.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Search & Rescue Team is conducting a search of the Clackamas area surrounding the locations of possible sightings of Ms. Chandler by citizens and nearby business employees. The last possible sighting of Ms. Chandler was near the Motel 6 on SE 97th Ave in Clackamas.

Ms. Chandler is described as:
- 5'5" tall
- 160 pounds
- Gray hair
- Blue eyes
- Probably wearing a purple shirt, red or purple jacket, blue jeans with possible flower print, carrying a black purse and a cane.
- Ms. Chandler is reported to have no short term memory due to dementia. Ms. Chandler may also suffer from mild hallucinations during which she would see things which are not really there. Family members said she would present as being lost, dazed, and confused more than anything.

Anyone who has seen or may have any information regarding Paulette Chandler is urged to call 911 to assist the Sheriff's Office in locating her.

Refer to CCSO case number 14-23841.
Attached Media Files: Paulette L. Chandler
Truck side view
Truck side view
CCSO:Woodburn teen involved in DUII crash near Molalla, OR (Photo) - 08/31/14
On August 30, 2014 at 4:40 p.m. deputies from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to the report of a single vehicle traffic collision with injuries on S. Palmer Rd south of Hwy 213 in Molalla, OR. Officers from the Molalla Police Department and fire fighters from the Molalla Fire Department also responded to assist with this crash.

An investigation revealed the Chevrolet truck was traveling south on S. Palmer Rd at a high rate of speed. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Karnily Bodunov, 18, of Woodburn. Bodunov drove over the crest of a hill and lost control of the truck which caused the vehicle to flip over and land upside down in a field off the side of the road.

Bodunov suffered head injuries from the collision and was transported by Life Flight to a Portland area hospital. Bodunov admitted to consuming alcohol and a DUII investigation was conducted. Bodunov is being charged with DUII, Reckless Endangering and Assault 4.

There were five teenage passengers in the truck. One passenger sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital by the Molalla Fire Department. The other four passengers reported minor injuries and were picked up by family members. All of the passengers admitted to consuming alcohol.
TriMet Crsh 2
TriMet Crsh 2
CCSO:Investigation of a collision involving a TriMet bus and a pedestrian (Photo) - 08/30/14
Update: Photos added


On August 30, 2014 at approximately 8:10 a.m. deputies from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to the report of pedestrian struck by a TriMet bus. The collision occurred at the Clackamas Town Center Transit Center MAX Station.

A TriMet bus was reported to be turning from the Clackamas Town Center parking lot to the TriMet garage entrance at the end of the MAX Green Line. At the same time a pedestrian was reported to have been riding a skateboard down the ramp from the MAX platform to the west. Initial reports are the pedestrian made a sudden turn from the sidewalk to the north and crossed in front of the bus. The bus struck the pedestrian which caused significant injury to the pedestrian and damage to the front of the bus on the passenger side.

The Clackamas County Collision Reconstruction and Forensic Team (CRAFT) responded to investigate the collision. The CRAFT unit investigates fatal and serious-injury crashes in Clackamas County. This collision is currently under investigation.

The pedestrian was taken to an area hospital by American Medical Response ambulance where his current condition is unknown. The pedestrian has been identified as John Alan Wilson, 29, of Gresham.
Attached Media Files: TriMet Crsh 2 , TriMet Crash 1
Oroke Booking Photo
Oroke Booking Photo
Clackamas County SWAT Team arrests barricaded wanted subject (Photo) - 08/25/14
On 08-24-14 at about 6:00 pm, a Clackamas County Sheriff's Deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on a red 1990 Ford pickup truck with a motorcycle in the cargo area. The driver did not stop, resulting in a short pursuit. The driver was stopped by a dead end street in the 8800 block of SE Jannsen Rd, and nearly drove over a parking curb.
The driver, who was identified ad David Shawn Oroke, a 43 year old male from the Milwaukie area, fled on foot. The deputy gave chase around an apartment building, but lost sight of him after rounding several corners. Other residents of the apartment complex indicated to the Deputy they had seen the suspect run into an apartment.
The apartment renters, who were known to Mr. Oroke, came out of the apartment, and confirmed for Sheriff's Dputies that Mr. Oroke was still inside the apartment. Multiple attempts were made to contact Mr. Oroke inside the apartment, but he refused to come out.
The Clackamas County SWAT team was activated to assist in the apprehension of Mr. Oroke. After additional attempts at negotiating with Mr. Oroke were unsuccessful, chemical munitions were delivered into the apartment, which encouraged Mr. Oroke to surrender.
Mr. Oroke was taken into custody and transported to the Clackamas County Jail, where he was lodged on several outstanding arrest warrants, including Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, Failure to Appear, and Possession of Methamphetamine. Additional charges of Attempting to Elude a Peace Officer and Reckless Driving will be referred to the District Attorney's Office.
Attached Media Files: Oroke Booking Photo
Photo isolating distinctive cross design found on victim
Photo isolating distinctive cross design found on victim
Sheriff's Office investigating homicide of unidentified male between Wilsonville/Aurora; tips sought (Photo) - 08/21/14
Please reference CCSO Case # 14-21883

UPDATE (Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014) -- Identification of homicide victim found in field Aug. 11; tips sought

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office can now identify the homicide victim found Aug. 11 in a field in the area of NE Arndt Rd and Hwy. 551 between Wilsonville and Aurora.

The victim is identified as Misael "Gallo" Delgado Nunez, age 45, of Aloha, Oregon. A photo of the victim is attached.

Mr. Delgado Nunez was last seen in the Beaverton area on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014.

The Sheriff's Office is actively seeking tips from the public.

On Monday, Aug. 11, the Sheriff's Office Patrol deputies responded to a citizen's report of a dead body. The subject was located by fire and police personnel and confirmed to be deceased. Detectives from the Sheriff's Office, as well as personnel from the Medical Examiner's office, were called out to investigate. A description of the deceased was released -- including a photo of the cross necklace he wore. This led to his identification by friends and family.


Anyone with information concerning this crime is encouraged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office confidential Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at


EARLIER (Aug. 12, 2014):

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating the homicide of an unidentified adult male, found in a field in the area of NE Arndt Rd and Hwy. 551 between Wilsonville and Aurora.

The Medical Examiner's Office performed an autopsy, and determined the unidentified male died from a gunshot wound.

The Sheriff's Office is actively seeking tips from the public.

On Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, Sheriff's Office Patrol deputies responded to a citizen's report of a dead body. The subject was located by fire and police personnel and confirmed to be deceased.

Detectives from the Sheriff's Office and personnel from the Medical Examiner's Office were called out to investigate.

The deceased subject is described as an adult, Hispanic male in his 20s or 30s. The victim is about 5'3" tall and weighs about 180 lbs. He was wearing an Army camo print t-shirt, blue jeans, and black-and-orange Nike-brand sneakers. He also had a distinctive cross with blue stones on a neck chain.

A photo isolating the distinctive cross design is attached to this release.


Anyone with information concerning this crime is encouraged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's confidential Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at Please reference CCSO Case # 14-21883.

Harvester flipped over near Sandy, 6 injured (Photo) - 08/18/14
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a traffic accident on Hwy 211 near SE 362nd Dr out side of the city of Sandy. Deputies on scene realized it was not a traffic accident but was a farm machinery accident near that intersection.

A berry harvester was backing up to line up on a row of berries and either a hose or a fitting broke and the harvester lost its hydraulic fluid, which cause the brakes to go out. The harvester rolled backwards and then rolled over onto its top injuring 6 workers who were on the machine. Two people had broken legs, four others had minor injuries. They were all transported to the hospital.

This was determined to be an industrial accident and the Sheriff's Office is not investigating further at this time. We notified OSHA of the incident.