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Search and Rescue Underway on Mt. Hood (Photo) - 02/11/17

On Saturday February 11, 2017 just before 6 pm the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office received a call for assistance from the Mt Hood Ski Patrol. Ski Patrol called in reporting a snowboarder who went out of bounds and cannot be located.

Mt Hood Ski Patrol had contacted a group who had gone out of bounds from the Timberline Ski area. They were lead back into the ski area, but one member of the group had gone out in front of the rest and wasn't located by Ski Patrol. The tracks of the missing snowboarder led into the Little Zigzag Canyon, an area people commonly get lost in

The missing snowboarder is a 19 year old male who is reported to be an experience snowboarder. It was reported he only had some water and beer with him and no supplies to stay overnight. The missing man also does not have a cell phone, GPS, or mountain locator device. He was last seen wearing a grey and black helmet, camo sweat shirt, and dark pants.

Clackamas County Search and Rescue is coordinating the search for the missing male. Searcher from Mt Hood Ski Patrol, Mountain Wave Communications, and Portland Mountain Rescue are currently searching for the missing subject.

Further updates will be released as they become available.

Attached Media Files: News Release
UPDATED: Learn to 'Refuse To Be A Victim' at special March 25 class (Photo) - 02/09/17

[UPDATE: Topics covered revised]

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Public Safety Training Center will teach you to "Refuse To Be A Victim" at a special class on Saturday, March 25 from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

The single most important step toward ensuring your own safety is having a personal safety strategy in place before you need it. "Refuse To Be A Victim" is designed to teach that mindset. It is NOT a firearms class. It's a seminar with discussions that will help you improve your personal safety strategies and provide you with valuable information you can apply to every area of your life.

Topics covered in the two-and-a-half hour session will include:

- Mental preparedness
- How to make your home more secure
- Improving your physical security in various environments
- Safety precautions when driving
- Safeguarding yourself and items when traveling
- What to consider when choosing physical self-defense training
- Personal protection devices
- Workplace safety
- Safety for college students

Cost for the class is $35. Registration is required. To sign up, call 503-794-8023.

A flyer for the class is attached.


UPDATED: Family offers $1k reward in search for missing Reservist Will Naugle; tips sought (Photo) - 02/06/17

[Updated with additional and higher-resolution flyers in multiple formats]

Please reference CCSO Case # 17-2704

The family of missing Reservist Will Naugle is offering a $1,000 reward for information that helps authorities locate him.

Will Thomas Naugle, 26, was last seen on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, leaving an apartment near Clackamas Town Center to report for his annual two-week training with the Army Reserve.

Naugle never arrived at the base -- and has not been seen or heard from since. His phone is off, and his car is still in the parking lot of the apartment complex.

Will Naugle is a white male, age 26. He stands 6'1" and weighs 160 lbs. He has a thin build, brown eyes and military-cut brown hair. He has a distinctive caduceus tattoo with serpents on his calf (photo attached).

A missing-person bulletin and photos of Naugle and his calf tattoo are attached. The family has also started a Facebook page devoted to the search (and containing additional photos and bulletins) at

TIPS SOUGHT: Anyone with information is urged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at . Please reference CCSO Case # 17-2704.


Clackamas County Sheriff's Office commits to 'Mental Health First Aid' training (Photo) - 02/02/17

The number of mental-health cases encountered by law enforcement is on the rise -- leading the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office to take the lead in "Mental Health First Aid" training.

Throughout January and February, the Sheriff's Office will train approximately 100 Corrections Deputies in "Mental Health First Aid" -- giving those deputies a better understanding of mental-health issues.

"Mental Health First Aid" is an 8-hour course that teaches attendees how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance-use disorders. The training gives people the skills they need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental-health or substance-use problem or experiencing a crisis.

NAMI reports that a person in a mental-health crisis is more likely to encounter police than get medical help. As a result, 2 million people with mental illness are booked into jails in the U.S. each year -- and nearly 15% of men and 30% of women booked into jails have a serious mental health condition.


The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office sent Sgt. Jason Ritter and Deputy Tim Jackson to a weeklong training to become Mental Health First Aid instructors in 2015.

Since then, Ritter and Jackson have brought the Mental Health First Aid curriculum to the Sheriff's Office Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) for public safety; taught public classes in Molalla and Oregon City; and recently taught the course at Concordia College. They have several more classes scheduled -- including another class at Concordia College and for the volunteers at the Molalla Fire Department.

Crisis Intervention Training is a major initiative for the Sheriff's Office. Since February 2005, the Sheriff's Office has collaborated with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and local mental-health agencies to build the CIT program. CIT's goal is to provide information, tools, and resources to enhance first-responder encounters with the emotionally disturbed -- in jail and on the street -- and reduce overall incarcerations and risk of injury or death. The Sheriff's Office offers public-safety employees a 40-hour CIT class two times a year, drawing public-safety employees from around the state.


Mental Health First Aid has training designed for adults, youth, public safety, higher education, rural, veterans, and older adults. If you would like to learn more about Mental Health First Aid or want to find a course near you, please visit You can also visit


Sgt. Ritter is available to talk to news outlets about Mental Health First Aid training at the Clackamas County Jail. To set up an interview contact the CCSO Public Information Office at


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CCSO K-9 Grimm
CCSO K-9 Grimm
Three Suspects in Custody After Pursuit; Deputy Injured (Photo) - 01/26/17


At approximately 3:00pm on January 26, 2017, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call reporting a theft occurring at the Lowe's located at 13631 SE Johnson Rd. in Milwaukie. The caller informed dispatchers there were three suspects who were last seen fleeing the scene in a dark colored Volkswagen Jetta.

At approximately 3:07pm, a deputy assigned to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit was patrolling the area and located the suspect vehicle near the intersection of SE 82nd Ave. and SE Causey Ave. in unincorporated Happy Valley. The deputy attempted to stop the suspect vehicle, but the driver refused to stop and attempted to elude the deputy.

The pursuit led into the parking lot of the Walmart located at 10000 SE 82nd Ave in unincorporated Happy Valley. While in the parking lot, the suspect vehicle maneuvered toward the K-9 deputy and intentionally rammed his patrol car. The suspect vehicle also struck a large tanker style semi-truck in the parking lot, causing substantial damage, before continuing out of the parking lot.

The pursuit ended near the intersection of SE Linwood Ave and SE King Rd in unincorporated Milwaukie, where the suspect driver intentionally rammed a second Clackamas County Sheriff's Office patrol car head on. The three occupants of the suspect vehicle attempted to flee the scene on foot, but were all successfully captured with the help of CCSO K-9 Grimm and responding deputies.

The driver of the suspect vehicle, Jeremy Alexander Grina, is currently lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on two warrants, theft II, felony hit and run (x2), attempt to elude a police officer, assault III (x2), reckless driving, reckless endangering, and assault on a public safety officer (x2).

The two passengers, Andres Ryan Duarte, and Benjamin Michael Esterberg, were both booked in the Clackamas County Jail for theft II.

One deputy was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries he sustained when then the suspect driver rammed his patrol car. K-9 Grimm was evaluated on scene and did not appear to be injured. One suspect was also transported to an area hospital due to the injuries sustained during his apprehension by K-9 Grimm.

At this time, the name and condition of the injured deputy are not being released. The deputy who was injured is currently assigned to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit and has been with the sheriff's office since 2005.

Further updates on this case will be made as they become available.


ALERT: New 'warrant scam' report in Clackamas County; if contacted, call actual police ASAP - 01/25/17

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office has received a new report of another variation on the "warrant scam" -- and wants to remind the public that our deputies do not call asking you for money because of "warrants for your arrest."

On Jan. 24, a citizen reported that she received a call at home from a "Lt. Mark Anderson" of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office (The Sheriff's Office does not employ anyone named Mark Anderson.) The scam caller told the citizen there was a warrant for her arrest for missing jury duty. The scam caller then told her that she could pay a fine -- in cash -- and the charges would be dropped.

This is IN NO WAY Sheriff's Office policy. It is a variation on a scam that has been making the rounds for years. In past reports, scam callers have also told the victim that they can pay the "fine" over the phone by purchasing a Green Dot MoneyPak at Wal-Mart.


- If a scammer calls you, identifies as a law-enforcement official, says you're wanted for missing jury duty, and tries to extract a "fine" or any other financial penalty, it's not us -- and you should contact the Sheriff's Office to report the call (with the scam caller's phone number) ASAP using our non-emergency line: (503) 655-8211.

- In addition to contacting local law enforcement, warrant-scam victims should contact the Federal Trade Commission's scam line to report any fraud. You can report to the FTC online or by phone at 1-877-FTC-HELP.

Suspects involved in this type of scam often prey on our most vulnerable citizens and the elderly. This may be a good time to check with those in our lives who are vulnerable and remind them to remain vigilant.

You can find more information on the FTC web site, which maintains a blog describing a wide variety of scams that are being used around the country:

The Sheriff's Office has written about variations on this scam in previous news releases:

- "Sheriff's Office gets reports of new 'jury duty warrant scam' fraud calls; if contacted, call actual police ASAP" (June 12, 2014)

- "Warning: New variation on 'jury duty scam' fraud calls; if contacted, call actual police ASAP" (June 15, 2015)