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MEDIA OPPORTUNITY: K9s, Car Club to meet at Sheriff's Office Saturday morning, June 23 to talk fundraising for K9 ballistic vests; media invited (Photo) - 06/22/18

At 10 a.m. on Saturday morning, June 23, members of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office K9 Unit will meet with the Evergreen Mustangs Car Club of Vancouver, WA to discuss the fundraising efforts that helped the Sheriff's Office purchase ballistic vests for its K9s. Dogs will be on-hand to show off their new vests.

"Last year, the Evergreen Mustangs Car Club out of Vancouver, WA held a 'cruise-in' fundraiser to help us raise money for ballistic vests for our dogs," explained Sgt. Brad O'Neil of the Sheriff's Office K9 Unit. "They were able to provide us three vests, for K9s Grimm, Ajax and Valli. The vests have finally been made and are in our possession." 

At 10 a.m. on Saturday the Evergreen Mustangs bring some of their cars to the Sheriff's Office Brooks Building parking lot (9101 SE Sunnybrook Blvd., Clackamas, OR 97015) [ map ] to discuss their ongoing fundraising efforts. The K9s and handlers will be on-hand for the meeting. 

Media outlets are invited to conduct interviews and get a photo-op with the cars and dogs.

Contact Sgt. Brad O'Neil at 503-519-6638 with any questions or to set up interviews.

Photos of the dogs in their new ballistic vests are attached.

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Attached Media Files: Valli_Vest.JPG , Grimm_Vest.jpeg , Ajax_Vest.JPG
Bremmer booking photo
Bremmer booking photo
1 child killed, 3 other occupants injured in single vehicle traffic crash outside of Molalla; Driver arrested for Manslaughter, DUII, and other charges following investigation. (Booking photo attached) (Photo) - 06/18/18

On Friday June 15, 2018 at approximately 5:21 p.m. Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a reported injury traffic crash where the involved were currently at a residence in the 34000 block of S. Dickey Prairie Rd., Molalla Oregon.  It was reported to our office that the crash scene, involving a 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe, was approximately 15 miles from the residence but due to a lack of cell service, all the involved made their way to a residence by flagging another motorist over.

It was reported that the crash was a single vehicle crash with multiple injuries.  Once deputies and medical personnel from Molalla Fire arrived, it was determined that 1 child, Derick Bedwell age 6, sustained fatal injuries, 2 other children, Dylan Bedwell age 6 and Rebecca Sanders age 10, sustained injuries and were transported to a local hospital via AMR. A fourth passenger, Jennifer Sanders, 29 years old from Canby, sustained injuries and was transported to a local hospital via Life Flight. 

The operator of the vehicle, Shane Richard Bremer (booking photo attached), 34 years old from Hubbard, accompanied two of the children to the hospital via AMR.  Mr. Bremer, who is not the father of any of the three children, sustained minor injuries and was treated at the hospital. Following investigation, Mr. Bremer was arrested and lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on the following charges:

Reckless Driving X1

Reckless Endangering X4

Assault IV X3

Assault III X1

DUII – Alcohol X1

Manslaughter I X1

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Medical Examiners officer, American Medical Response, Life Flight Network, Molalla Police department, Molalla Fire department, and the Clackamas County Crash Reconstruction and Forensic Team. 

The investigation is continuing and anyone who may have seen Mr. Bremer on June 15, 2018 is urged to call the CCSO Tip Line at (503) 723-4949 or leave an online tip here: https://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp 

Please reference CCSO Case #18-17131

Attached Media Files: Bremmer booking photo
Suspect sketch
Suspect sketch
Wilsonville PD, Sheriff's Office release sketch of Public Indecency suspect in May 31 flashing incident; tips sought (Photo) - 06/11/18

Please reference CCSO Case # 18-015686

The Wilsonville Police Department and Clackamas County Sheriff's Office are working to identify a male who exposed himself to a woman in Wilsonville on May 31. A sketch of the suspect is attached.

On Thursday, May 31, deputies took a report from a woman who told them a male had pleasured himself in front of her in the parking lot of her apartment, located in the 11400 block of SW Toulouse St. in Wilsonville. The male fled northeast when verbally confronted by the woman.

The suspect was described as follows:

  • Hispanic or darker-skinned male
  • Short curly hair
  • About 5'07" tall
  • Very slender build
  • Late teens to early 20s
  • Wearing blue baggy jeans and gray T-shirt

Deputies checked surrounding areas, but were unable to find anyone matching the suspect description. The Sheriff's Office Forensic Imaging Unit took a description from the victim and created the attached suspect sketch.

TIPS SOUGHT

Anyone with information on this crime or the suspect ID is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at https://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp . Please reference CCSO Case # 18-015686.

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

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News-release archive:
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Attached Media Files: Suspect sketch
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UPDATE -- ADDITIONAL PHOTO: Happy Valley PD, Sheriff's Office seek public's help in search for 'FedEx Faker,' package thief posing as FedEx employee; suspect video available (Photo) - 06/07/18

UPDATE (June 7, 4:28 p.m..) -- ADDITIONAL PHOTO

An additional suspect photo is now attached to this release.


EARLIER (June 7, 3:24 p.m.) -- ADDITIONAL SUSPECT FOOTAGE ADDED TO VIDEO

EARLIER -- Additional surveilance footage of the suspect (from another incident, CCSO Case # 18-016320) has been added to the video at the Dropbox link.

In this additional footage, the suspect steals a package from a porch in the 15000 block of SE Hidden Falls Dr. in Clackamas.


EARLIER (June 7, 2:44 p.m.)

Please reference CCSO Cases # 18-016300 and 18-016320

SURVEILLANCE VIDEO OF THE FEDEX FAKER (.mp4 format):
https://www.dropbox.com/s/71rxyt7vhpzuoq6/18-016300-SuspectVideo.mp4?dl=0

The Happy Valley Police Department and Clackamas County Sheriff's Office are asking for the public's help as they work to ID a brazen package thief who impersonated a FedEx employee while stealing packages off a Happy Valley porch.

At 2:05 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, an unknown suspect stole several Amazon packages from a residential porch located in the 13000 block of SE Kingsfisher Way in Happy Valley.

The victim reviewed home security cameras and found striking footage of the suspect. The video shows a newer blue sedan pulling in front of the victim's residence. The driver -- a white adult female wearing a lime-green baseball cap and a jacket embroidered with a silver FedEx logo -- walks to the porch and removes three to four packages from the porch. The suspect drops the packages at the bottom of the stairs before loading them into the back seat of the sedan and fleeing the scene.

SUSPECT VIDEO:

Still photos of the suspect are attached. Surveillance video of the suspect can be downloaded from this Dropbox address:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/71rxyt7vhpzuoq6/18-016300-SuspectVideo.mp4?dl=0

TIPS SOUGHT:

The Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public's help to catch the #FedExFaker. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at https://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp . Please reference CCSO Case # 18-016300.

If you see this suspect in person, do not approach -- call or text 911.

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

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Sheriff's Office, Happy Valley PD respond to motorcycle/pedestrian injury crash; witnesses sought - 06/05/18

Please reference CCSO Case #18-015912

At approximately 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 3, 2018, deputies from the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office and Happy Valley Police Department attempted to catch up to a motorcycle traveling at a noticeably high rate of speed along SE Sunnyside Road.

A deputy turned a corner and found a motorcycle had struck a pedestrian on SE Sunnyside Road at SE 147th Ave. in Happy Valley. 

The pedestrian -- identified as Greyson Mbock, 18, of Happy Valley -- was struck by the eastbound motorcycle at the intersection. Mr. Mbock was transported to a local hospital by Life Flight with life-threatening injuries.

The motorcycle rider was identified as Joseph Castro, 20, of Happy Valley. Mr. Castro was transported by AMR ambulance to a local hospital, where he was released then interviewed by Sheriff’s Office detectives.

At this writing, investigators believe Mr. Mbock was in the crosswalk legally crossing SE Sunnyside Road at the time of the crash. Investigators also believe speed was a factor in the collision.

WITNESSES SOUGHT

The Sheriff’s Office is seeking any witnesses to this crash.

Anyone in the area of SE 147th Ave. in Happy Valley around 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 3, 2018 who might have information on the crash is urged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at 503-723-4949 or online at https://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp -- please reference CCSO Case #18-015912.

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

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Wilsonville PD pedestrian safety-enforcement operation set for June 4, 2018 - 05/31/18

As part of an ongoing effort to improve pedestrian safety in Wilsonville, the Wilsonville Police Department, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, and Happy Valley Police Department will be conducting a one-day pedestrian safety enforcement operation that will focus on motorists who fail to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians.

This public awareness and enforcement program is designed educate and encourage members of the community to develop and maintain safe practices while driving, walking, and cycling in Wilsonville. 

Crosswalk enforcement actions are an effective way to communicate pedestrian right-of-way laws to both drivers and pedestrians. The transportation and police bureaus do enforcement actions in response to community requests and to educate the general public on the rules at marked and unmarked crossings.

When approaching a crosswalk where pedestrians are present, drivers must yield the right-of-way. This operation will serve as a reminder of this responsibility and we expect that voluntary compliance will be improved as a result.  

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

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UPDATED w/ VIDEO: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office earns national achievement award for 'Drive with a Cop' (Photo) - 05/31/18

UPDATE: Promotional video from past "Drive with a Cop" events:


EARLIER:

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office has been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo) for its safe teen driving event, “Drive with a Cop.” 

The NACo awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents. 

NACo recognized “Drive with a Cop” in the category of Criminal Justice and Public Safety. 

The innovative "Drive with a Cop" program pairs teen drivers with Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office deputies who are trained driving instructors at a safe teen driving event held at Portland International Raceway in October during National Teen Driver Safety Week.

At “Drive with a Cop,” teen drivers learn about the dangers of driving distracted and impaired and receive training from law enforcement officers on how to stay safe on the road. The event brings together experts in teen driving safety, families who have lost loved ones in teen car crashes, and law enforcement for an impactful day of learning.

"Car crashes are a leading killer of young people nationwide," said Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts. “We are honored to receive the NACO Award for our efforts to reduce teen fatalities on the road.”

NACo President Roy Charles Brooks said, “Counties seize opportunities to deliver services more efficiently and build stronger communities every day. Achievement Award-winning programs are examples for counties that are determined to enhance services for our residents.”

Nationally, awards are given in 18 different categories that reflect the vast, comprehensive services counties provide. The categories include children and youth, criminal justice, county administration, information technology, health, civic engagement and many more.

NACo will recognize award-winning counties at its 2018 Annual Conference and Exposition July 13-16 in Nashville/Davidson County, Tennessee.  

Started in 1970, NACo’s annual Achievement Awards program is designed to recognize county government innovations.   

More information on Drive with a Cop: www.drivewithacop.com

Learn more about the National Association of Counties:  www.naco.org.

Photos from "Drive with a Cop" are attached. Video is linked above.

 

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MEDIA OPPORTUNITY: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office takes part in 'Police on the Pantry' Friday, June 1 to raise funds for Special Olympics (Photo) - 05/30/18

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is taking part in the inaugural "Police on the Pantry" fundraiser on Friday, June 1 at the Oregon City Plaid Pantry (1025 Linn Ave., Oregon City) to help raise funds for the Special Olympics. This day-long fundraising campaign provides support for the 14,000 participants of Special Olympics Oregon.

Sheriff's Office deputies and Special Olympics athletes will be on hand asking for donations from 7 to 9:30 a.m. and 3 to 5:30 p.m.

Each guest who visits a "Police on the Pantry" location on June 1 and makes a minimum donation of $5 will receive a special thank-you from Plaid Pantry.

The event is modeled after the very successful Dunkin Donuts event "Cops on a Rooftop," which raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Special Olympics in the Midwest. Plaid Pantry is a big supporter of Law Enforcement and Special Olympics.

"It's exciting to partner with Plaid Pantry and the Special Olympics for this new event," said Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts. "We're proud to support the Special Olympics, which helps so many kids and adults with disabilities realize their dreams."

Funds raised will directly help athletes in the community of each participating Plaid Pantry.

Special Olympics Oregon represents the largest disability population in Oregon -- providing life-changing opportunities to children, youth and adults living with disabilities.

MEDIA OPPORTUNITY: Media is welcome to come out and get photos and video of the event. Clackamas County deputies will be on the top of the Oregon City Plaid Pantry (1025 Linn Ave., Oregon City) from 7 to 9:30 a.m. and 3 to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, June 1.

Here's the Special Olympics Oregon informational webpage on "Police on the Pantry," listing all participating locations statewide:

http://www.soor.org/Sub-Page.aspx?Name=page&PID=194

 

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Attached Media Files: "Police on the Pantry" logo
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One Dead After Crash in Unincorporated Molalla (Photo) - 05/28/18

At 12:49 p.m. on Monday, May 28, 2018, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office received multiple 911 calls about a traffic crash near the 12000 block of S Dart Rd. in unincorporated Molalla. 

Callers reported that a vehicle had left the roadway and rolled several times before coming to a rest. Callers informed dispatchers that the three occupants of the vehicle all appeared to be seriously injured.

Over the next several minutes, multiple Sheriff's Office deputies arrived at the scene and -- with the help of the Molalla Police Department, and the Molalla Fire District -- triaged the patients.

One of the passengers, a 20 year old female from Michigan, was pronounced deceased on-scene. The driver, an 18 year old male from Molalla, as well as the other passenger, a 21 year old male from Molalla, were both rushed to Portland-area hospitals due to their injuries.

At this writing (May 28, 2018, 7:32 p.m.), the two male patients are currently at local hospitals, where they are being treated for their injuries. 

All of the individuals involved have been positively identified, but their identities are being withheld until all of family notifications have been completed.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Criminal Reconstruction and Forensic Team (CRAFT) responded to the crash scene and is actively conducting their investigation. 

The cause of the crash is still under investigation -- but initial reports indicate that speed may have been a contributing factor.

The Sheriff's Office thanks the good samaritans who stopped to help deliver medical aid to those involved until first responders arrived. The Sheriff's Office would also like to thank Molalla Fire District, and the Molalla Police Department for their outstanding response to the crash scene.

The Sheriff's Office wants to remind the public to drive carefully and responsibly this holiday weekend.
 

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Attached Media Files: Scene Photo
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Water Rescue Truck
Suspect drives vehicle into the Clackamas River after a high speed chase. (Photo) - 05/28/18

Please reference CCSO Case # 18-015334

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attempt to elude after a deputy tries to stop a vehicle for traffic violations in the city of Estacada.  Photos are attached.

At approximately 10:10 pm on May 28, 2018, a Clackamas County Sheriff’s deputy observed a black Land Rover commit several traffic violations.  The deputy then checked the speed of the vehicle with his radar and watched as it accelerated to nearly 100 mph.  The vehicle was headed eastbound on Hwy 224 and was just entering the city of Estacada, OR.

The deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the driver would not stop.  The deputy gave chase and pursued the vehicle on Highway 224 east to mile post 33. The deputy lost sight of the vehicle near that location. 

Deputies checked the area and later discovered the suspect had driven straight off the road on a curve. The vehicle was found right-side-up in the middle of the Clackamas River in several feet of water.  The vehicle had travelled quite a distance from the road and there was an approximate 40 foot drop off to the river at that location.

Due to the fact the vehicle was in the river, the Clackamas County Interagency Water Consortium was activated. As part of that program, specially trained rescue teams from the following agencies responded.  Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Clackamas County Fire Department, Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, Estacada Fire Department and American Medical Response.

Officers from the Sandy Police Department and an Oregon City Police Officer and canine responded to the scene to assist as well.

An initial search for any occupants of the vehicle was conducted by the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Water Rescue Team.  The search revealed the vehicle was empty.  They did locate a rifle and a few other identifying items inside the vehicle.

A witness on the shoreline was identified.  The witness told deputies he yelled out to the crashed vehicle and a male responded that he was ok and did not need help.  The witness did not see the suspect.

Deputies and officers searched the area with the help of a police canine.  The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office also requested assistance from the Portland Police Air Support Unit due to the rugged and dangerous terrain at this location.  A Portland Police airplane searched from above but the suspect was not located.      

 

Photos from the scene are attached.

 

ADDITIONAL TIPS SOUGHT

The Sheriff’s Office is seeking additional information in this case. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office Tip Line — by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at https://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp . Please reference CCSO Case # 18-015334

 

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Helicopter Prior to Takeoff
Rescue attempts being made to rescue a climber on Mt. Hood (Photo) - 05/26/18

Update: 5-26-18 8:40pm

 

At approximately 11:10 am on May 26, 2018, a team of volunteer rescue climbers with Portland Mountain Rescue made contact with the injured climber near Hogsback Ridge. Rescuers verified that the climber was in serious but stable condition.

 

At approximately 2:35pm, a Medic Air Evacuation Unit with the Oregon Army National Guard responded to the scene in an effort to transport the patient to a medical facility. Due to winds varying between 30 and 50 knots, the helicopter was unable to reach the patient. At approximately 4:10pm, the helicopter returned to the mountain, still battling extremely dangerous winds, and was able to drop of a National Guard Medic on the mountain to tend to the patient. The helicopter was forced to return to the Portland-area to refuel, but once again returned at approximately 6:10pm to once again try and evacuate the patient.

 

Due to the continued high winds and dangerous flying conditions, the decision was made to transport the patient by ground to a lower elevation. At approximately 7:45pm, the rescue crew that was with the patient was able to safely get the patient to Timberline Lodge parking lot where the Air Medic Evacuation Unit was standing-by to pick the patient up. The patient was then transported to a Portland-area where he will be treated for his injuries.

 

At this time, the patient’s name will not be released to allow for family notifications. The patient is described as a 35 year old male from Portland.

 

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office would like to extend a sincere thank you to our partners who assisted in the search and rescue effort: Portland Mountain Rescue, American Medical Response Reach and Treat, Hood River Crag Rats, Mountain Wave Search and Rescue, and the Oregon Army National Guard.

 

 

No further updates available at this time.

 

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Earlier: The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is currently coordinating rescue efforts to rescue a climber on Mt. Hood who has fallen near the Hogsback area. The patients identity and extent of injuries are unknown at this time as rescue efforts continue.

At about 10:07 a.m. the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office received a report that an unknown person had fallen and was injured. The area called the Hot Rocks and Hogsback area are common places climbers traverse to summit the mountain. The area can be very trecherous which makes it difficult for rescue attempts and we are being told there are high winds which are hapmering rescue efforts.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is being assisted by many other highly trained agencies to include; Portland Mountain Rescue (PMR), American Medical Response RAT team, United States National Guard, Mt. Hood Ski Patrol, and Mountain Wave Communications 

There are no further details at the moment.