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Sheriff's Office, Portland Police track down juvenile armed-robbery suspect in SE Portland; additional tips sought - 07/20/17

Please reference CCSO Case # 17-19242

At approximately 4:37 a.m. on Thursday, July 20, 2017, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a report of an armed robbery outside of an apartment in the 2300 block of SE Courtney Rd. in Oak Grove.

Deputies learned that the victim was familiar with the suspect from previous social contacts. The suspect had approached the victim. After a brief encounter, the suspect drew a firearm and stole property from the victim. The suspect then left the scene in a dark-green sport utility vehicle.

The investigation led deputies to find the suspect vehicle in the area of SE 68th Ave. and Rhone St. in Portland.

A search for the suspect by the Portland Police Bureau's Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) led to the arrest of a juvenile teenage suspect by Portland Police. For more information, see PPB's press release on the incident here:

The firearm believed to have been used by the suspect in the robbery was located by an alert citizen and has been recovered by the police.

The suspect's name is not being released at this time. The suspect has been lodged with juvenile authorities.

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office violent-crimes detectives continue to work on this investigation, gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses. Additional arrests are possible.


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 . Please reference CCSO Case # 17-19242.


UPDATE: Driver in Custody After Attempt to Elude (Photo) - 07/09/17

UPDATED (July 9, 2017 at 5:00 PM)

Adam Carlyle Torney, DOB 6/19/1982, was booked into the Clackamas County Jail last night on the following charges:

-Warrant: Probation Violation for DUII
-Warrant: Probation Violation for Criminal Mischief II
-Warrant: Probation Violation for Reckless Endangering
-Attempt to Elude Police in Vehicle
-Attempt to Elude Police on Foot

Mr. Torney's booking photo is attached to this release and his complete booking information can be found here:


EARLIER (Saturday, July 8, 2017)

Please reference CCSO Case # 17-18142.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office arrested the driver who attempted to elude Deputies during a vehicle pursuit near Colton, Oregon this afternoon. Photos are attached.

At about 1:30 PM on Saturday, July 8, 2017, a Sheriff's Office Deputy attempted to stop a white GMC SUV for traffic violations in the 23700 block of S Hwy 211 which is in the unincorporated area of Clackamas County east of Colton, Oregon. The driver, later identified as Adam Torney, decided not to stop and sped away from the Deputy in an attempt to escape.

The vehicle pursuit ended on a logging road near S Horner Rd and S Hillockburn Rd when Mr. Torney stopped the GMC SUV and ran into the woods on foot along with a passenger. Deputies learned Mr. Torney was likely armed with a firearm as he fled from the vehicle.

Sheriff's Office Deputies contained the area where Mr. Torney was last seen running while Oregon City Police Officer Horton and K9 Mac searched the area. The Sheriff's Office Aviation Unit also assisted in the search.

When the Aviation Unit led Officer Horton and K9 Mac to an area of interest, K9 Mac found Mr. Torney hiding at the base of a tree. Mr. Torney was captured by K9 Mac and arrested by Sheriff's Office Deputies.

The Sheriff's Office would like to thank Officer Horton and K9 Mac in addition to the Oregon State Police for their assistance.

Following the investigation, Mr. Torney will be booked into the Clackamas County Jail on his outstanding warrant in addition to the probable cause charges as a result of this attempt to elude. Booking information to follow.

Deputy Ben Frazier
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
Public Information Unit

Attached Media Files: OCPD K9 Mac , Adam Torney
Toa with CCOS Car
Toa with CCOS Car
Wilsonville Police pursuit ends in capture of wanted felon with help from Beaverton Police K-9. (Photo) - 07/07/17

Please reference CCSO Case # 17-17986

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office arrested Nicholas Swisher following a vehicle pursuit in the City of Wilsonville, OR. Photos are attached.

At 4:50 AM on July 7th, 2017, an alert Wilsonville Police Department Deputy observed a vehicle driving slow without headlights on through a neighborhood at SW Meadow Parkway near SW Wilsonville Rd, Wilsonville.

Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver had other ideas and attempted to elude them. Deputies pursued the vehicle until it crashed on SW Boeckman Rd near SW 95th Ave at a closed construction site. The driver, later identified as Nicholas Swisher, ran from the vehicle into a large overgrown field. Beaverton Police Canine arrived and began to track the suspect. The police canine track lasted about an hour. The suspect was located hiding in the overgrown field about a half-mile from the vehicle.

A deputy, the police canine and his handler returned wet and muddy but they had the suspect in custody without any injuries.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office received assistance from the Beaverton Police Department and the Tualatin Police Department during the incident. Special thanks to Officer Lutu and his canine partner Malietoa "Toa."

Photos from the scene are attached.

Following an investigation, deputies arrested Nicholas James Swisher, 31, of Gladstone and booked him into the Clackamas County Jail on charges of Attempt to Elude, Possession of Methamphetamine and other charges along with outstanding warrants. Swisher's complete booking information and photo can be found here:

Bail is set at $47,500.

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


Reyes Orozco, Mario
Reyes Orozco, Mario
***UPDATE 07-05-17**** Clackamas County SWAT Team responds to Barricaded Man in Damascus (Photo) - 07/05/17

****************************UPDATE 07-05-17 ***********************************

Updated status of K9 Grimm.

We have received many inquiries about how K9 Grimm is doing, and wanted to let the public know that he is doing well. Fortunately, K9 Grimm was wearing his body armor when he engaged the suspect, which minimized the impact from the blows he received. These working dogs are tough, and they provide an invaluable service to our community.

K9 Grimm's handler, Deputy Erik McGlothin, tells us that he took the day off to give Grimm time to rest. They went for a light hike and stayed cool in the waters of a local stream. (see attached photos)

For more information about the CCSO K9 Unit:

and the Friends of Clackamas County K9:

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On 07-04-17 at about 12:15pm, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 18000 block SE Sunnyside Rd., Damascus, OR. The caller indicated her brother, 35 year old Mario Reyes-Orozco, was on drugs and was threatening the rest of the family with an axe, trying to hit them with it.

When Deputies arrived in the area, they were able to get family members out of the residence, and safely away from the threat being created by their brother. Deputies attempted to contact the suspect at the residence, however he closed and locked all of the doors and refused to communicate with the Deputies.

Deputies observed the suspect had armed himself with a variety of weapons, such as the axe and fireplace poker. Due to the erratic nature of the subject, and reports that he was under the influence of drugs, the Clackamas County SWAT Team and Hostage Negotiations Team were called out to assist with taking the barricaded suspect into custody.

Additional attempts to contact the suspect were made, but rebuffed. The SWAT Team was forced to make entry into the residence to arrest the suspect, and utilized CCSO K9 Grimm. K9 Grimm located the suspect and engaged the suspect, who was still refusing to surrender. The suspect actively resisted K9 Grimm, striking him repeatedly with a pipe, until SWAT members were able to take him into custody.

The suspect was transported by AMR ground ambulance to an area hospital for evaluation and treatment of a dog bite, received during his altercation with K9 Grimm. After which, he will be lodged at the Clackamas County Jail.

K9 Grimm has some swelling from being struck with a pipe, and will be evaluated for injuries.

The suspect will be facing charges of:

Unlawful Use of a Weapon
Interfering with a Law Enforcement Animal

Hoop donation group photo
Hoop donation group photo
Sheriff's Office donates new hoop to mobile-home park thanks to Basketball Cop Foundation; B-roll video available (Photo) - 06/29/17

B-roll video from June 29 basketball hoop donation (.mp4 format):

Today (Thursday, June 29) the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office made a special donation: a brand new basketball hoop for the residents of the Canby Regency Mobile Home Park.

The donation was possible thanks to a Facebook post that caught the attention of the Basketball Cop Foundation. B-roll video of the donation is available.

The story starts with an April 7 Facebook post by Steve Shelley ( ). Steve filmed a few of our deputies shooting hoops with kids at the Canby Regency mobile home park after a call.

"Clackamas County Sheriff deputies playing with some of Canby Regency kids," wrote Steve. "What a great bunch of men and women. The kids are great too! Had to get this on video."

The basketball hoop was in rough shape. (In fact, part of the backboard fell off after the deputies' visit.)

The post was picked up by several media outlets -- and caught the attention of Officer Bobby White of the Basketball Cop Foundation ( ). Officer White is with the Gainseville Police Department, and he's made it his mission to supply sports equipment to youth to help strengthen community relationships with law enforcement.

Officer White contacted our deputies about donating a new basketball hoop and some basketballs to the community.

This afternoon (June 29, 2017), Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts and several deputies made a special visit to the Canby Regency -- sirens and lights blazing, they drove up and installed a brand-new basketball hoop, and stuck around to shoot hoops with the kids.

Steve Shelley added to the celebration by installing a bouncy house for the children, with residents serving hot dogs and cool drinks. Sheriff Roberts handed out deputy-badge stickers to the kids.

"To be able to interact with kids in a fun, non-enforcement way is immeasurably important for both the kids and our deputies," said Sheriff's Office PIO Sgt. Brian Jensen. "Thanks to the Basketball Cop Foundation for making this special day possible."


B-roll video from the basketball hoop donation (.mp4 format) is available for download from this Dropbox address:

A photo from the afternoon is also attached.


Attached Media Files: Hoop donation group photo
UPDATED w/ B-ROLL VIDEO: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office participates in 31st Annual Special Olympics Torch Run (Photo) - 06/29/17

UPDATE (Thursday, June 29, 4:45 p.m.) -- B-ROLL VIDEO FROM TORCH RUN AVAILABLE

B-roll video from the Law Enforcement Torch Run is now available for download from the Dropbox address below. It includes footage from before the run, during the run, and at the after-run picnic, as well as a sound bite from Detective Chad Kyser, who helped organize the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's participation in this year's event:

EARLIER (Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 8:59 a.m.)

On Thursday, June 29, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies will hit the road with law-enforcement personnel from around the state to participate in the "Law Enforcement Torch Run" benefiting Special Olympics Oregon.

Clackamas County's leg of the run is set to begin Thursday, June 29 at 10 a.m. at Lake Oswego High School. In the largest torch run in the state, deputies and athletes will run through the streets of Lake Oswego and Tigard to Cook Park, carrying the Special Olympics torch with the Flame of Hope.

"We're so honored to participate once again in this outstanding event," said Detective Chad Kyser, of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. "It's great to be able to support Special Olympics athletes who inspire us all."

The Law Enforcement Torch Run has been a critical support for Special Olympics athletes for 31 years. The run helps raise awareness about Special Olympics and is the largest grassroots fundraising activity for Special Olympics Oregon, raising more than $6 million over its 31-year history.

There will be six separate legs of the Torch Run through the state. The separate legs will culminate in the lighting of the Special Olympics Oregon cauldron at the Summer State Games on July 8 at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

At the end of the Clackamas County leg, participants will enjoy a large BBQ at Cook Park.

Media is welcome to attend.

Photos from previous Torch Runs are attached.


Special Olympics Oregon ( ) serves the largest disability population in the state. 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.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run ( ) is a year round campaign in which law-enforcement personnel support Special Olympics Oregon athletes by carrying the "Flame of Hope" Torch. Law enforcement supporters attend competitions, participate in medal ceremonies, and raise funds through special events so athletes can participate in the sports they love.


Sheriff's Office, DPSST host free training on 'Tactical Verbal De-escalation' for Jail staffers (Photo) - 06/29/17

Last week the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) hosted a special three-day class on de-escalating potentially violent situations with emotionally disturbed inmates.

The goal of the training? To minimize the risk of violence in jails through the development and improvement of crisis-communication skills.

Counselor and mental-health specialist Ellis Amdur, M.A., N.C.C., C.M.H.S. of Edgework Crisis Intervention Training presented "Safe Behind Bars: Tactical Verbal De-escalation of Aggressive and Emotionally Disturbed Individuals" on June 21-23 at our Public Safety Training Center in Clackamas.

In attendance at the free training were Clackamas County deputies and jail personnel, Oregon State Hospital staff, Marion County nurses, and Benton and Washington County deputies.

"Because correctional officers and other jail staff must protect their own safety as well as the safety of others, including inmates, they often have limited time in which to establish a communication mode that minimizes the risk of violence," according to Amdur's course description. "Agitated individuals can often be directed away from violence by specific communication skills. Successful verbal de-escalation also sets a precedent with emotionally disturbed inmates who are likely to have many such events while in custody."

"This was a great training," said Capt. Lee Eby, Clackamas County Jail Commander. "It's part of our continued commitment to finding the best ways to interact with individuals with mental illness. At any given time, upward of a third of our inmates can be suffering from some sort of mental-health crisis."

Amdur's training is based on his book "Safe Behind Bars," a de-escalation guidebook for correctional officers in jail settings, co-authored with Sgt. Michael Blake and Chris De Villeneuve, M.H.A./H.C.M., M.Ed., D.M.H.P. The training breaks down the "Cycle of Aggression" that can travel from anger to rage; teaches Jail employees to spot the signs of and behavioral patterns during an escalation; and offers a variety of verbal and psychological strategies to "turn down the volume." Attendees learned a number of techniques to interrupt dangerous patterns during communication with volatile inmates and those suffering from a wide range of mental illnesses.

To learn more about Ellis Amdur and Edgework Crisis Intervention training, visit . To learn more about Amdur's books visit .


Media opportunity - Basketball donations - 06/29/17

***Media opportunity***

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office has received two basketball hoops and several basketballs from the Basketball Cop Foundation. We will be giving a hoop and basketballs to the community at the Canby Regency Mobile Home Park today at 1:00pm and another hoop and basketballs to children near the intersection of SW Monetebello and SW Wilsonville Rd., Wilsonville at 3:00pm. We will be providing 'B roll' as soon as we are able. If you wish to come along as we deliver, please contact Sgt. Brian Jensen for more details.

Joint enforcement personnel
Joint enforcement personnel
Sheriff's Office teams up with fellow agencies for one-day traffic enforcement mission (Photo) - 06/28/17

Video from the enforcement effort:

Deputies issued dozens of citations during an inter-agency traffic enforcement mission along Interstate 5.

On Thursday, June 22, 2017, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Traffic Team deputies partnered with the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Marion County Sheriff's Office, and Oregon State Police for a concentrated traffic-enforcement effort targeting speeding and other traffic violations.

The one-day, 10-hour mission focused on speed, following too close, and failures to move over along the entire stretch of I-5 within Clackamas County -- and ended with targeted enforcement on the southbound I-5 on-ramp from Wilsonville Road.

"It was a huge success all day -- followed by the dozens of thumbs-ups and thank yous in the City of Wilsonville for enforcing the Wilsonville Rd/I-5 traffic issue," reported Sgt. John Naccarato, head of CCSO's Traffic Team.

Clackamas County Sheriff's deputies issued the following citations:


Speeding: 26 citations
Fail to Obey Traffic Control Device: 35
Following Too Close: 15
No Seatbelt: 2
Cell / Text while Driving: 3
Driving While Suspended: 3
Registration/Insurance Violations: 14
No Operator's License: 7
Fail to Yield to Emergency Vehicles (including violations of the "Move Over Law"): 6
Lane Use: 6
Fail to Obey Police Officer: 1
Failure to Wear Motorcycle Helmet: 1

As the Washington County Sheriff's Office noted in their release on the enforcement effort ( ): "Speed contributes to one third of all traffic-related crashes. Deputies remind drivers to slow down, wear seatbelts, move over and slow down for emergency vehicles, and drive free of distractions such as cell phones."


Attached Media Files: Joint enforcement personnel
Crash Scene #2
Crash Scene #2
Deputies Investigate Construction Flagger Struck and Killed by Dump Truck in Happy Valley. (Photo) *UPDATE* Victim Identified - 06/27/17


The victim of June 23, 2017's accident has been identified as Martin P. Lavell, 71 yoa from Sandy OR.
The accident is still being investigated. No further information at this time.

Please reference CCSO case number 17- 16733

On June 23, 2017 just after 4:12pm, Deputies with the Happy Valley Police Department responded to an injury traffic crash near the intersection of SE 132nd Ave. and SE Rose Meadow Dr. in Happy Valley. Initial reports indicated that a construction flagger had been struck by a dump truck. Personnel with the Happy Valley Police Department, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Clackamas Fire District, and American Medical Response arrived on scene and pronounced the flagger deceased.

Initial reports indicate that crews with Northwest Natural Gas had been on scene of a natural gas leak in the area, and had SE 132nd Ave. completely closed to traffic. A dump truck, on scene to help aid crews with the gas leak, experienced mechanical problems. As the dump truck operator was attempting to remove his truck from the construction area, he struck and killed the 71 year old flagger. Neither the truck driver nor the flagger were employees of Northwest Natural Gas. The names of those two companies are not being released at this time.

As crews with Northwest Natural Gas continued to try and fix the gas leak, the Sheriff's Office Criminal Reconstruction and Forensic Team (CRAFT) responded to the scene and assisted in the investigation. The Clackamas County Medical Examiner's Office also responded to the scene and removed the body of the flagger for further investigation.

The investigation surrounding the crash is still ongoing; no arrests have been made at this time. Additionally, the names of those involved in this incident are not being released at this time to allow for family notifications and the investigation to be completed.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office would like to continue to encourage everyone to drive with extreme caution in and around construction zones. CCSO would also like to thank all of the first responders who assisted in the investigation, as well as the men and women with Northwest Natural Gas for their extreme professionalism during this challenging incident.

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


Deputy Hayden Sanders
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
9101 SE Sunnybrook Blvd.
Clackamas OR, 97015

Attached Media Files: Crash Scene #2 , Crash Scene #1
Happy Valley PD recovers stolen Maserati, makes arrest in theft spree; second suspect sought (Photo) - 06/27/17

Please reference CCSO Case # 17-16341

The Happy Valley PD recovered a stolen Maserati and made an arrest in an area theft spree. Deputies are working to return the stolen property -- and seeking tips on a second suspect in the case.

On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, deputies with the Happy Valley Police Department -- acting on tips from the public -- located, stopped, and recovered a stolen 2016 Maserati Ghibli near SE 147th Ave and SE Misty Drive in Happy Valley.

The vehicle had been reported stolen from Washington County.

The driver -- Harold Reichart Cubbedge, 51, of Oregon City -- was arrested at the scene.

Cubbedge was charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Theft in the First Degree, Identity Theft, and Possession of a Controlled Substance-Methamphetamine. His complete booking info is here: Bail was set at $100,000.

Deputies found evidence in the stolen vehicle that Mr. Cubbedge was involved in at least 11 different thefts from Portland, Damascus, Gresham, Happy Valley, and unincorporated Clackamas County.

The Maserati Ghibli was returned to the owner at the scene. Deputies are contacting the victims to return their stolen property.

A booking photo of Harold Reichart Cubbedge and a photo of the recovered Maserati at the scene are attached.

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


The Sheriff's Office is seeking additional information in this case -- including information on a second suspect in the case. This second suspect is identified as Corey John Smith, a 27-year-old white male standing 6'1" and weighing 215 pounds, with a possible address outside Oregon City.

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 . Please reference CCSO Case # 17-16341