Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
UPDATE (THURS. 12/5 -- PRESS BRIEFING SET, NEW BILLBOARD/BULLETIN) -- Sheriff's Office seeks endangered runaway, age 13; may be with male, age 40; call 911 if seen
Kelsey McCune, age 40
Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case # 13-36560. (Sending to agencies further North and East as subjects may have traveled. )
UPDATE: PRESS BRIEFING SET FOR 1 P.M. TODAY; NEW CLEAR CHANNEL BILLBOARDS; TEAMS SEARCHING NEWELL CREEK AREA; DODSON AND McCUNE MAY BE USING PUBLIC TRANSIT
Morning updates on the search for 13-year-old endangered runaway Samantha Dodson, who may have left with 40-year-old male Kelsey McCune:
- A press briefing is set for 1 p.m. at the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Brooks Building (9101 SE Sunnybrook Blvd., Clackamas, OR 97015).
- The search is continuing, with the help of the FBI and other agencies. SWAT personnel, working with search-and-rescue (SAR) coordinators, are searching the Newell Creek area in Oregon City. SWAT is a uniquely skilled team well-qualified to search this terrain. They are also the largest law-enforcement resource that could be activated quickly to work with SAR coordinators.
- Authorities believe Samantha Dodson, age 13, and Kelsey "Patrick" McCune, age 40, may be using public transit. They may also have camping equipment. The Sheriff's Office is concerned about Dodson's welfare because of the record-cold temperatures expected to last for days -- leading CCSO to deploy extra resources in this case.
- Dodson's family and law enforcement are deeply concerned, and urge her to contact 911 or family as soon as possible to make sure she is safe.
- Kelsey McCune has no known address, but is known to make money doing freelance computer work. He may be carrying large duffel bags and/or backpacks with camping-type gear.
- Thanks to the help and cooperation of the FBI and Clear Channel, a new billboard is going up on McLoughlin Boulevard featuring the latest known photo of Samantha Dodson. Two more Clear Channel billboards are also planned for Washington County. An image of this billboard is attached to this release.
- Also attached to this release is a PDF of the latest public bulletin on the case. It contains a Photoshopped image of Kelsey McCune without facial hair.
- Again: If you see Samantha Dodson or Kelsey McCune, please call 911 immediately. Tips and info can also be sent to our Tip Line -- by calling (503) 723-4949 or by using the online e-mail form at http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/forms/tip.html
UPDATE (7 p.m. 12/4): NEWER PHOTOS
NOTE: Samantha Dodson photos numbered 8, 9, 10 and 11, attached to this release, are the most recent.
UPDATE (5:30 p.m., 12/4): NEW PHOTOS, TWITTER HASHTAG
Note to media: We urge news outlets on Twitter and Facebook to use the hashtag #FindSamantha to help get the word out on social media about the search for Samantha Dodson.
Also, additional photos of Samantha Dodson are attached to the release.
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is looking for an endangered 13-year-old runaway, possibly in the company of a 40-year-old male. Citizens are urged to call 911 immediately if they see her.
The endangered runaway -- Samantha Dodson, age 13, of Oregon City -- was last seen in the Oregon City area last night (Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013). She is described as a white female, 5-foot-4 and 125 lbs., with brown eyes and a slim build. Her hair was recently dyed red. Her photo is attached to this release.
Samantha Dodson may be in the company of a 40-year-old male named Kelsey McCune. He is described as a white male, age 40, 6 feet tall and 170 lbs., with a glass eye and salt-and-pepper hair. He has no known address. His photo is attached to this release.
Kelsey McCune and Samantha Dodson may be looking for places to camp.
If you see Samantha Dodson or Kelsey McCune, please call 911 immediately.
Tips and info can be sent to our Tip Line -- by calling (503) 723-4949 or by using the online e-mail form at http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/forms/tip.html
Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case # 13-36560
Attached Media Files: New search bulletin (PDF format)
, Kelsey McCune, age 40
, Endangered runaway Samantha Dodson, age 13, of Oregon City
, Additional Samantha Dodson photo
, Samantha Dodson collage (5 photos)
, Samantha Dodson photo 8
, Samantha Dodson photo 11
, Samantha Dodson photo 10
, Samantha Dodson photo 9
, New Clear Channel billboard image
Wilsonville Albertsons Pharmacy Robbed By Armed Suspect
On November 29th, 2013 at about 6:40 pm the pharmacy in the Albertsons located at 30299 SW Boones Ferry Road in Wilsonville was robbed by a lone armed man.
The suspect is described as a white male adult, 30-40 years of age, about 6 feet tall, with a normal build, mustache, black motorcycle helmet, all black leather jacket. The gun is a small or medium size semiautomatic handgun.
The suspect is believed to have left on a street type motorcycle.
See the attached images.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office Tip Line at (503) 723-4949. You can also submit tips via anonymous cell-phone text message. To submit a crime tip to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office from a cell phone, all you have to do is send a text message to CRIMES (274637 on your phone keypad) -- with the keyword CCSO as the first word in the message body.
CCSO Case Number: 13-36183
Update CCSO: Injured climber rescued on Mt. Hood
Helicopter on Mt Hood
The rescuers have reached the injured climber. Although injured, he was found conscious and breathing. Moments ago he was hoisted onto the Oregon Army National Guard helicopter from the scene and will be taken to Emanuel Hospital in Portland, OR.
On November 26th, 2013 the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office was alerted to an injured climber that had fallen into a crater in the area known as, The Hogsback, on Mt Hood. This information was provided to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office by another climber who is with the injured climber.
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Coordinators deployed to Timberline Lodge along with resources from Portland Mountain Rescue, American Medical Response Reach and Treat Team, and the Mountain Wave Search and Rescue.
Clackamas County Deputies have been in contact with the climber who called 911 via cellphone. AMR's Reach and Treat Team and members of Portland Mountain Rescue have already set off to the climber's location to render aid and assess his situation.
Currently there is a HH-60M Medical Evacuation Helicopter from the Oregon Army National Guard on its way to Mt Hood. The helicopter will assist with the rescue if needed and may transport to climber to an area hospital.
Staging for media will be in the lower parking lot of Timerline Lodge.
Clackamas County Sheriff Posse returns to Clackamas Town Center -working together since 1997
Posse at CTC 1
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Posse will soon start its annual Holiday season presence in the Clackamas Town Center parking lot. This will be the 16th year the Posse has worked in cooperation with Clackamas Town Center to provide holiday presence and welcome shoppers.
The Posse will be in the Clackamas Town Center parking lots from 10:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m., starting Friday, November 29th and will be there each weekend until Sunday December 22nd.
"Clackamas Town Center is excited to welcome back the Clackamas County Sheriff's Posse this year" noted Jessica Curtis the Marketing Manager for the Clackamas Town Center, "It's a favorite holiday tradition for both our customers and retailers."
The Sheriff's Posse welcomes and encourages the public to come meet our four legged partners during this holiday season. The Posse will stage their trucks and trailers in the South lot of the Clackamas Town Center, just South of Sears.
The Sheriff's Office reminds shoppers to lock their car doors and keep valuables stowed away and out of sight while away from their vehicles.
Media inquiries should be directed to: Jessica Curtis, Clackamas Town Center, Jessica.email@example.com
Car collides with farm equipment in Estacada resulting in driver Life Flighted to OHSU
On Sunday November 24 at about 8 a.m., the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, combined with the Clackamas Fire Department and American Medical Response (AMR) responded to an injury traffic accident on S. Springwater Rd. near S. Eaden Rd. in rural Clackamas County.
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office reports that 22 year old Danielle Battles of Estacada rear ended a trailer full of fresh cut Christmas trees at a high rate of speed. The trailer was being pulled by a large farm tractor owned by Eby Trees Unlimited that was removing the trees from a field and then being shipped off for sale.
Ms. Battles sustained severe injuries as a result of the crash and was taken by Life Flight to OHSU for medical care. Ms. Battles medical condition is unknown.
The accident is still under investigation and it appears speed and using a mobile communication device is some of the leading causes to the accident.
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office would like to remind drivers that using a mobile communication device while driving is not permitted and drivers can be issued a traffic ticket if caught. The sheriff's office states that many accidents are caused by driver's attention being diverted by the use of these mobile devices and recommends driver's pull over to a safe place off the roadway before using the them.
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responds to traffic crash where car catches on fire in Molalla
*****Correction on gas line***
Northwest Natural Gas reports the cause of the fire was due to a district regulator being severed, not an exposed gas line as earlier reported. The spokes person with Northwest Natural Gas reported that about 30 customers are currently without service due to the crash and they currently have four work crews on scene to repair the regulator and get customers back on line. It's unknown how long the repairs will take per the spokes person.
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Molalla Police Department, Molalla Fire Department, Aurora Fire Department, Canby Fire Department, and American Medical Response responded to a traffic accident near the intersection of S. Barnards Rd and S. Dryland Rd at about 6:15 a.m. near the City of Molalla. This part of the roadway is in unincorporated Clackamas County,and is in a mostly farm land rural area.
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating the cause of the accident were a pickup truck driven by an unidentified female and another car collided causing the pickup truck to overturn and slide into an exposed Northwest Natural Gas line. The truck severed the line which caused the truck to ignite the line and torch the truck. The driver of the truck escaped from the vehicle and received non life threatening injuries. The unidentified female driver was taken the the Emanuel Hospital by Life Flight, her condition is unknown at this time.
The intersection of S. Barnards Rd. and S. Dryland Rd will be closed for a few hours until the repairs to the gas line are finished.
CCSO: Cadets volunteer to help the Libke family
On Saturday November 23, 2013, The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Volunteer Cadet Program organized an effort to help the Libke family with some basic household chores. Cadets from Clackamas County Sheriff's Office teamed up with cadets from the Hillsboro Police Department to tackle yard work for fallen Officer Libke's family.
Our cadets wanted to show their support for the family and felt they could do so in the same way they support our community and the Sheriff's Office, through community service. Cadets from both agencies volunteered their time to help the family by raking leaves, cleaning gutters and other household chores this morning. This effort was facilitated with help from the Fallen Badge Foundation and the Oregon City Police Department.
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Cadet Program is made up of young men and women who are between the ages of 15 and 21 who are interested in learning about careers in law enforcement. For more information please visit the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office website at http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/cadet.html.
If you would like to learn more about contributing to the Officer Libke Fund please go to the following webpage http://ccpobf.org/oregon-city-officer-robert-libke-fund/.
Update: Death investigation underway near Government Camp - 11/22/13
On November 22, 2013 crime scene investigators entered the cabin where 39 year-old Russell Martin Klyce was found deceased yesterday. After an extensive investigation, detectives from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office determined the death to be accidental in nature and closed the case. This decision was made once the scene was processed and after consulting with the Medical Examiner's Office.
This morning (Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013) at 11:06 a.m., Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the report of a death at a house near Government Camp on Mt. Hood.
Deputies arrived and confirmed the person was deceased. At this time, the death has been deemed suspicious.
Detectives from the Sheriff's Office Homicide and Violence Crimes Unit (HVCU) and personnel from the Clackamas County Medical Examiner's Office are en route to the scene.
There is no further information available at this time.
update: Name correction---Remains of suspected eighth victim of serial killer Dayton Leroy Rogers identified; additional tips sought
Update: Last name is JOHNSTON
Please reference CCSO Case # 87-50000.
Authorities have identified the remains of a suspected eighth victim of serial killer Dayton Leroy Rogers.
Dayton Leroy Rogers (born September 30, 1953), dubbed the "Molalla Forest Murderer," was convicted in seven murders, and currently resides at the Oregon State Penitentiary.
He was convicted in 1988 for the 1987 murder of his final victim, Jennifer Lisa Smith, in a Clackamas County parking lot.
He was also convicted in 1989 for the murders of Lisa Marie Mock, 23; Maureen Ann Hodges, 26; Christine Lotus Adams, 35; Cynthia Devore, 20; Nondace Cervantes, 26; and Riatha Gyles, 16. These victims' bodies were found at a Molalla dump site in 1987; a seventh body found at the site was unidentified until now.
Through analysis of DNA samples, the seventh body found at the Molalla dump site -- and the eighth victim of Dayton Leroy Rogers -- was recently identified as Tawnia Jarie Johnson. She was 18 years old at the time of her death.
Tawnia Jarie Johnson's family asks for privacy at this time, and does NOT want to be contacted by the media. As this is an open case no further information is available at this time.
ADDITIONAL TIPS SOUGHT
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information relating to 18-year-old Tawnia Jarie Johnson's arrival in the Portland area in the spring of 1987 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 http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/forms/tip.html
. Please reference CCSO Case # 87-50000.
Sheriff's Office investigates death of employee at large cat sanctuary--UPDATE. - 11/10/13
UPDATE ON DEATH AT CAT SANCTUARY-VICTIM IDENTIFICATION
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is sad to release the name of the victim who died at the Wildcat Haven cat sanctuary on 11-09-13. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office with help from the Clackamas County Medical Examiner's Office identified the victim as 36 year old Mrs. Renee Radziwon of Portland. Mrs. Radziwon died from injuries consistent with what would be from a wild animal.
The Wildcat Haven cat sanctuary is a secured facility where the animals are kept in heavily fenced areas. There are no reports of any of the animals getting loose from the facility and there is no immediate threat to the citizens in the surrounding areas.
Deputy Mark Nikolai
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
On Saturday November 9th at about 7pm Clackamas County Sheriff Office Deputies responded to a death investigation at the 31000 block of Heater road in unincorporated Sherwood.
Deputies responded to the 31000 block of Heater road with Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue to a large cat sanctuary. The initial report was an employee had been gravely injured on the job. Once on scene, it was confirmed the employee was deceased. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is working with the Clackamas County Medical Examiner on this investigation.
There is no danger to the public. This case is actively under investigation. More details should be available tomorrow.
No photos available.