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UPDATE -- BOY FOUND: Missing 12 year old - photo attached (Photo) - 05/24/17

UPDATE (May 24, 3:30 p.m.) -- BOY LOCATED

12-year-old Malic Martinez was found safe this afternoon.

Thanks to all search partners who helped and citizens and media outlets who helped spread the word.
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EARLIER (May 24, 5:05 a.m.)

Clackamas County Search and Rescue deputies are currently looking for 12 year old Malic Martinez. Malic was last seen leaving his residence in the 58000 block of Highway 26 near Brightwood, OR at approximately 4:00pm yesterday (May 23, 2017). Malic was seen headed south from his residence into the woods behind his home.

Malic was last seen wearing a gray t-shirt, black or gray gym shorts, with black Nike track shoes, and an unknown color backpack.

Malic has no wilderness survival training and is not equipped for cold overnight temps. Malic's family believes he may be attempting to go to Sandy.

If you see Malic or know of his whereabouts please call 911 immediately.

Attached Media Files: Malic Martinez
Booking photo: Fedsot A. Tsopko
Booking photo: Fedsot A. Tsopko
Happy Valley fatal traffic crash with booking photo of suspect. (Photo) Update victim names - 05/24/17

UPDATE (May 24, 4 p.m.) -- VICTIM IDs

The victim killed in yesterday's DUII traffic crash on SE 122nd Ave. in Happy Valley can now be identified as Pablo Dominguez-Amezcua, 48, of Portland.

The other two victims have been identified as:
- Preston Stucky, 26, of Cornelius. Mr. Stucky has been released from the hospital.
- William Griffin, 62, of Happy Valley. Mr. Griffin is currently still in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation continues. There is no additional information at this time.


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EARLIER (May 23):

On May 23, 2017 at approximately 12:35pm Happy Valley Police was dispatched to an injury traffic crash near the intersection of SE 122nd Ave. and SE Yoakum Ln., Happy Valley OR. Upon arrival it was determined that a 1990 Lexus 4D, operated by Fedsot A. Tsopko, 51 year old male from Portland, had been traveling northbound on SE 122nd Ave. Mr. Tsopko was the lone occupant of the vehicle. As the vehicle approached a well-marked construction zone, a flagger attempted to stop the vehicle. The flagger was then struck by the vehicle which then continued into the construction zone.

Once inside the construction zone, the vehicle struck two construction workers, killing one. Mr. Tsopko's vehicle continued northbound along SE 122nd Ave. for approximately 200-300 feet before leaving the roadway and rolling onto its side.

Mr. Tsopko was trapped inside of his vehicle and had to be extracted by Clackamas Fire personnel. Once Mr. Tsopko was extracted from his vehicle, he was transported to a local hospital while under the watch of Happy Valley Police. Once Mr. Tsopko was released from the hospital, he was immediately taken into custody and lodged at the Clackamas County Jail.
The flagger and injured construction worker were transported via AMR to local hospitals.

As of 8:30pm, the status of the injured flagger and construction worker is unknown.
Mr. Tsopko has been booked on charges of Manslaughter III ($250,000) and DUII ($2500).

Information on the deceased will be released following family notifications.

Happy Valley Police was assisted by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, CCSO Crash Reconstruction and Forensic Team and CCSO Homicide and Violent Crimes Unit detectives.

Two Clackamas County cities -- Happy Valley and Wilsonville -- contract with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office to provide municipal police services.)

Attached Media Files: Booking photo: Fedsot A. Tsopko
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UPDATE: Sheriff's Office investigates death on S. Elwood in Colton; suspect also connected to Estacada Thriftway stabbing (Photo) - 05/15/17

UPDATE (Monday, May 15, 2017)SUSPECT AND VICTIM IDENTIFIED

The suspect has been identified as Joshua Lee Webb, 36 years old of Colton, A booking photo is attached. He has been charged with Murder and Attempted Murder. He was booked into the Clackamas County Jail at 12:30 p.m. Monday, May 15, 2017.

The victim in the homicide has been identified as Tina Marie Webb, 59 years old of Colton.

Tina Marie Webb is the mother of Joshua Lee Webb. They both lived at the address on Elwood Rd.

No further details can be released at this time.

EARLIER (Monday, May 15, 2017) -- SUSPECT REMAINS AT HOSPITAL, POSSIBLE BOOKING TODAY; MEDICAL EXAMINER CONDUCTING AUTOPSY ON VICTIM; REFER TO SANDY PD ON SEPARATE THRIFTWAY STABBING CASE

The suspect is in stable condition at the hospital. He is tentatively scheduled to be transported to Clackamas County Jail later today. We will release the suspect's name and booking photo after he is lodged.

The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office is conducting an autopsy on the victim. We are not releasing that victim's name at this time.

All updates on the separate stabbing incident at the Estacada Thriftway will be provided by Sandy Police: https://www.flashalert.net/news.html?id=1751

A reminder to media: The stabbing victim at the Thriftway is NOT the same person as the victim in the Colton death investigation.
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EARLIER (Sunday, May 14, 2017, 6:57 p.m.)

On Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 2:14 p.m. there was a 911 call from the Estacada Harvest Market Thriftway (280 S. Broadway, Estacada) reporting that a male had entered the store covered in blood holding a knife and what looked like a human head.

A short time later, another 911 call came in reporting that the male had stabbed a Thriftway employee and was now being held down by other store employees.

Officers from Sandy Police (which contracts police services to Estacada) and Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the scene, arriving at 2:20 p.m.

The male suspect was taken into police custody and later transported to the hospital for unknown injuries.

Please see the press release from Sandy Police for further details:
https://www.flashalert.net/news.html?id=1751

On Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 2:35 p.m. there was also a 911 call from the 25000 block of Elwood Rd. in Colton. The caller reported finding a deceased adult female inside a residence.

Deputies responded to the scene, along with officers from the Oregon State Police and Molalla Police. Deputies located one deceased adult female inside a residence.

The Clackamas County Major Crimes Team and Clackamas County Sheriff's Office detectives also responded to the scene.

The incident on Elwood Rd. is still under investigation. This incident is connected to the separate stabbing incident at the Estacada Thriftway.

A clarification: Investigators have determined that the death investigation originally reported by Sandy Police in their news release ( https://www.flashalert.net/news.html?id=1751 ) actually occurred at the Ellwood Rd. location, and is separate from the stabbing incident that occurred in the Estacada Thriftway.

The suspect is in custody, and there is no threat to the public at this time.

No further details can be released at this time.

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Contact Info:
Sgt. Nate Thompson
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
Office of Public Information

Attached Media Files: JoshWebb.jpg
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UPDATED -- ADDITIONAL PHOTO: CCITF arrests suspect, seizes cash, drugs in 31-lb. meth bust (Photo) - 05/11/17

[Updated with additional collage.]

In February 2017, the Clackamas County Interagency Task Force began an investigation into a Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO) operating in the metropolitan area.

Through its investigation, the task force identified Eligio Jose Baltier-Carranza as one of the organization's top distributors in the area.

On May 3, 2017, CCITF investigators -- portraying themselves as high-level drug traffickers -- negotiated a drug transaction with Mr. Baltier-Carranza.

Mr. Baltier-Carrnanza eventually delivered 14 kilograms (nearly 31 lbs.) of finished methamphetamine to CCITF investigators.

The investigation led to a search at Mr. Baltier-Carranza's Portland residence -- which resulted in the seizure of an additional quantity of methamphetamine and nearly $19,000 in U.S. currency.

Mr. Baltier-Carranza is currently being held at Clackamas County Jail on a charge of Delivery of a Controlled Substance and several warrants he had active for his arrest. His complete booking info is here:

https://web3.clackamas.us/roster/inmates/inmate.jsp?id=2017070037

A booking photo of Eligio Jose Baltier-Carranza is attached, as are photos of the seized cash and meth.

Mr. Baltier-Carranza's bail has been set at $500,000.

ABOUT THE CCITF

The Clackamas County Inter-agency Task Force (CCITF) is a coordinated group effort by state, local and federal law-enforcement officials to reduce illegal drugs and related crimes -- including child endangerment -- in Clackamas County.

The United States Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) designated Clackamas County as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) in 2008. The CCITF is funded in part by Oregon's HIDTA program grants, which administered by ONDCP.

The CCITF's investigative focus is identified by Task Force member communities and tips from the public.

To learn more about the CCITF, including member agencies, or to send tips, visit http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/itf/

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Sheriff's Office, agency partners investigate misconduct of former Sheriff's Office employee - 05/11/17

On May 31, former Sheriff's Office detective Jeffrey Green is scheduled to appear at the Clackamas County Courthouse to face charges on five counts of second-degree Official Misconduct, following a multi-agency investigative effort initiated by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.

Green, 59, left the Sheriff's Office in April 2015. The charges allege that then-Detective Green violated state law by failing to prompt an investigation into reported child abuse.

Following is a timeline covering the multi-agency investigation of Green and information on changes to Sheriff's Office practices in response, followed by a statement from Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts.
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INVESTIGATIVE TIMELINE:

FEB. 2015: Sheriff's Office Sgt. Swanson, newly assigned as Green's supervisor, orders Green to reconcile his cases for a briefing. After the briefing, Sgt. Swanson files an internal affairs complaint alleging Green's lack of follow-up on cases, failure to send evidence to OSP crime lab, and overall poor performance.

MARCH 2015: Sgt. Swanson orders Green to complete reports for work already done, suspends Green from further investigations, and assigns some of Green's cases to other detectives.

APRIL 2015: Green retires before internal investigation can begin. Staffing shortage does not allow replacement of Green until September.

SEPT. 2015: Detective Lee assumes Green's duties, and is directed to begin an audit of Green's cases, an audit that concludes in Feb 2016.

Det. Lee reviews 154 of Green's cases, dating back to 2009. Det. Lee identifies 40 cases requiring additional work and begins follow-up.

FEB. 2016: Det. Lee completes his audit and briefs command staff, who conclude Green's conduct may rise to the level of official misconduct. Sheriff Roberts orders that Lee's audit and findings be referred to an outside agency for criminal investigation. Milwaukie Police Department accepts criminal investigation.

MARCH 2016: Sheriff Roberts hires an outside law enforcement operations consultant to review Sheriff's Office practices. Outside consultant recommends requirement that supervisors perform random audits of detective cases and improve communication between detective division and supervisory staff. The Sheriff's Office implements the recommendations, and adds a procedure that prohibits a detective from suspending cases without sergeant review.

OCT. 2016: Milwaukie PD concludes its criminal investigation of Green and refers its investigation to the Clackamas County District Attorney's Office for consideration of charges.

MARCH 2017: The Clackamas County District Attorney's Office charges Green with five counts of Official Misconduct.

MAY 31, 2017: Green is currently scheduled to appear on this date in Clackamas County Circuit Court to face charges.
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STATEMENT FROM SHERIFF ROBERTS:

As Sheriff, I want to assure the community that public accountability is a cornerstone value of my office, and I take allegations of employee misconduct seriously.

I hired a law enforcement operations consultant to review our practices and inform me how we can improve. Additionally, a thorough audit of Green's former caseload occurred, ensuring that cases assigned to Green were properly re-examined and investigated as necessary. Cases in which deficient investigations were found were re-opened to bring closure to affected victims.

There were many people integral to this multi-agency investigation, including Sheriff's Office personnel Detective Lee and Sergeant Swanson, the Milwaukie Police Department, and the Clackamas County District Attorney's Office. Together, these professionals and agencies have devoted over a year to this effort. I thank them all for their assistance and professionalism.

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Theft call turns into attempted assault on Deputy by reportedly suicidal man, citizen provides warning - 05/08/17

On 05-08-17 at about 1845 hrs, Clackamas County Deputies were dispatched to a theft from a vehicle which had just occurred in the parking lot of Walmart, located at 10000 SE 82nd Ave, in the unincorporated area of Happy Valley. Citizens had confronted the suspect, and a disturbance was brewing, possibly resulting in a physical confrontation that may have knocked the suspect to the ground.

When the initial Deputy arrived, he was contacted by a Good Samaritan who informed the Deputy the suspect was boasting about getting the police to shoot him by attacking the Deputy. True to his word, when the suspect saw the Deputy, the suspect jumped up and charged at him in an aggressive manner.

Being forewarned, the Deputy was able to deploy his Taser, and stop the suspect's attack. Officers from Milwaukie Police Department arrived and assisted with taking the suspect into custody.

The suspect was identified as 27 year old Justin Godsy, of Canby, OR. Further investigation revealed him to be the subject of a previous call for service today, wherein his family reported him as being suicidal and potentially homicidal. Mr. Godsy was not located at that time.

Medical personnel from Clackamas Fire District #1 and American Medical Response responded to evaluate Mr. Godsy. Based on the circumstances, Deputies decided to place Mr. Godsy on a Peace Officer's Hold, and have him transported to an area hospital for mental health evaluation. Charges of Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle, Disorderly Conduct, and Attempted Assault on a Public Safety Officer will be referred to the Clackamas County District Attorney's Office.

We would like to thank the citizens who were looking out for one another and called to report the initial theft, as well as the citizen who quickly provided safety information to the Deputy who arrived on scene. It's cooperative actions like that which make this community a great place to live, and allows us to effectively serve the public.

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Sheriff's Office to dedicate 'Law Enforcement Memorial Plaza' during May 10 ceremony (Photo) - 05/08/17

This Wednesday, May 10, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office will dedicate its "Law Enforcement Memorial Plaza" during its Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony, set to begin at 1 p.m. The media is invited to attend.

The Plaza honors fallen Clackamas County law enforcement officers and deputies. When fully completed, it will feature bronze castings of two Honor Guards and a police K-9 at attention guarding a fallen officer, designed and manufactured by artist Rip Caswell. A concrete cast image of Mt. Hood will provide a dramatic backdrop.

"It is our hope that this will be a place where people can come to reflect and remember the incredible sacrifice of our fallen officers," said Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts.

Years in the planning, the project cost $350,000, including donated professional services. A list of donors is below.

"It's taken many years to get to this point," said Sheriff Roberts. "On behalf of all law-enforcement members and their families in Clackamas County, I want to thank our sponsors from the bottom of my heart for their tremendous support."

Concept sketches of the Law Enforcement Memorial Plaza and photos of the near-completed Memorial Plaza are attached to this release, as is a PDF of the program for Wednesday's Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony.

Video of the Law Enforcement Memorial Plaza under construction over the past year can also be downloaded from this Dropbox address:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/iu5gpfps8sckuu1/Law%20Enforcement%20Memorial%20Plaza%20construction%20supercut.mp4?dl=0
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FALLEN OFFICERS IN CLACKAMAS COUNTY:

Officer George J. Hanlon
Oregon City Police Department
Killed in the line of duty: April 23, 1906

Sheriff John R. Shaver
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
Killed in the Line of Duty: April 30, 1906

Sergeant James H. Worell
Milwaukie Police Department
Died in the line of Duty: December 31, 1953

Deputy Jimmy Lee Shoop
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
Killed in the Line of Duty: November 7, 1981

Deputy William Douglas Bowman
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
Killed in the Line of Duty: September 12, 2000

Chief Daniel K. Duncan
Lake Oswego Police Department
Died in the Line of Duty: May 20, 2010

Officer Robert A. Libke
Oregon City Police Department
Killed in the Line of Duty: November 4, 2013
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LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORIAL PLAZA:
FINANCIAL DONORS

- Speckman Family Foundation
- The Marie Lamfrom Charitable Foundation
- Clackamas Federal Credit Union
(Mary Greco, President)
- Clackamas County Peace Officers Association
- Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Command Staff Association
- Bill and Dolores Call
- Clackamas County Peace Officers' Benevolent Foundation
- Miles Fiberglass
(Lori Olund)
- General Growth Properties/
Clackamas Town Center
(Dennis Curtis)
- American Medical Response (AMR)
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LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORIAL PLAZA:
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE DONORS

- LRS Architects
(Paul Boundy, Principal;
Todd Knudson, Design Architect)
- P&C Construction
(Steve Malany, President;
Will Somme, Construction Project Manager)
- Rip Caswell, Sculptor in Bronze
- Earthworks Landscaping
(Rod and Brett Kacalek)
- Architectural Metal Crafters
(Rich Anderson)
- Clackamas County Peace Officers' Benevolent Foundation
- Clackamas County Administration
- Clackamas Landscape Supply
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BACKGROUND:
CLACKAMAS COUNTY PEACE OFFICERS' BENEVOLENT FOUNDATION (CCPOBF) POSTS ON THE BUILDING OF THE LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORIAL PLAZA

"Groundbreaking for the Law Enforcement Memorial Plaza" (May 31, 2016):
http://ccpobf.org/groundbreaking-for-the-clackamas-county-law-enforcement-memorial/

"Clackamas County Law Enforcement Memorial"
http://ccpobf.org/clackamas-county-law-enforcement-memorial/

"Donations Received for the Clackamas County Law Enforcement Memorial" (Oct. 21, 2014)
http://ccpobf.org/donations-received-clackamas-county-law-enforcement-memorial/

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News Release
News Release
Climber Dies After Fall on Mt. Hood (Photo) - Victim Identified - 05/08/17

****UPDATE 5/8/17 @ 1515hrs****

The victim in yesterday's fatal fall on Mt. Hood has been identified as John Thorton Jenkins, 32 years old, from Seattle WA. According the the Medical Examiners Office, Mr. Jenkins' family has been notified of his death.

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On May 7, 2017 at about 11:26am, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office was notified about a possible fall that occurred on Mt. Hood, near the Hogsback climbing area. Callers were reporting that a male had suffered severe injuries after sliding approximately 600 feet down steep terrain.


Deputies with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Team responded to the scene, and with the assistance of the Mt. Hood Ski Patrol and Portland Mountain Rescue, located the patient. The patient, a 32 year old male from Seattle, received medical treatment at the scene. Due to the extent of the injuries sustained, the decision was made to transport the patient by air-ambulance. The patient was subsequently airlifted by the Oregon Air National Guard to a Portland-area hospital.


The patient was pronounced deceased at the hospital.


The identity of the victim is not being released at this time to allow for family notifications. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office would like to extend our deepest thanks to our outstanding partners with the Mt. Hood Ski Patrol, Portland Mountain Rescue, and the Oregon Air National Guard.


No further information is being released at this time.


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Attached Media Files: News Release
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Sheriff's Office once again participates in 'Click It or Ticket' safety blitz May 15-28; February results available (Photo) - 05/03/17

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office will join law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon working overtime to focus on proper safety-belt use -- including child-seat use -- during a nationwide "Click It Or Ticket" traffic enforcement "blitz" occurring day and night from Monday, May 15 through Sunday, May 28.

This is the second "Click It Or Ticket" blitz for the Sheriff's Office this year. The Sheriff's Office also participated in the February enforcement campaign, Feb. 6-19. During the blitz and extending throughout February, deputies stopped numerous motor vehicles for traffic infractions; out of those stopped, 54 were cited/warned for no seatbelts, 49 were cited/warned for distracted driving (i.e. cell phone use), 383 were cited/warned for speeding, 199 motorists were cited for having suspended licenses, 50 were arrested for DUII, and 1,155 citations/warnings were handed out for miscellaneous traffic violations.

Oregon law requires all occupants to use safety restraints or a child safety system appropriate for their size.

With onset of warmer weather, deputies will also be checking compliance with laws that prohibit transportation of a minor in an open pickup truck bed.

This enhanced enforcement is made possible through grant funding of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and administered by Oregon Department of Transportation.

STATISTICS SHOW SAFETY BELTS SAVE LIVES

Roadside observations of belt use among Oregon travelers in 2016 revealed that 96% of travelers use safety belts. But despite this high use rate among the general population, Oregon crash data for 2015 shows lack of belt use in 27% of daytime and 50% of night time crash. ODOT estimates that at least half of those who died unbelted or 67 persons could have been saved if everyone used safety belts on every trip.

Safety belts, used correctly, can reduce the risk of major crash injury or death by up to 65%. Belts are even more effective when used in combination with airbag systems and other not-so-obvious occupant protection features designed into today's vehicles.

CHILD CAR SEATS HELP; LEARN HOW TO INSTALL

Child seats may increase crash survival by 71% for infants under one year old and by up to 59% for toddlers aged one to four. Booster seats may reduce the chance of nonfatal injury among four to eight year olds by 45% compared to safety belts used alone.

Children under one year or weighing less than 20 pounds must ride in a rear-facing child seat. A child over forty pounds must use either a child seat or booster until they reach age eight or 4' 9" tall and the adult belt fits them correctly. If you are unsure whether your child is ready to transition to an adult belt system, use the easy five-step test here: http://www.carseat.org/Boosters/630.htm

For help installing child car seats, consult the seat manufacturer's instructions, your vehicle owner's manual, or visit a local child seat fitting station listed at: http://www.nhtsa.gov/apps/cps/index.htm or at http://oregonimpact.org/car-seat-resources/

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