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Man in critical condition after being stabbed by roommate - 09/26/14
The suspect in the stabbing from last night has been arrested and lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on a single count of Assault in the First Degree. The suspect is:

Reynaldo Lopez Martinez, Age 43

There is not yet a photograph of Mr. Lopez available.

Notifications of the victim's family are still underway. At last check he remained in critical condition in the hospital.

Investigators with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Homicide and Violent Crimes Unit and the Clackamas Interagency Major Crimes Team are continuing their investigation.

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Clackamas County Deputies responded to a 911 call at the Oak Grove Apartments, 4500 SE Roethe Rd, just before 8:00 pm Thursday, September 25, 2014. Callers reported finding a male down in the parking lot of the apartment complex that was bleeding.

Deputies arrived minutes later and found a man in the parking lot covered in blood. They discovered he had several stab wounds and call for medical personnel to come in right away. The male was transported to the hospital by AMR. He is currently listed in critical condition.

Deputies learned the stabbing took place inside a near by apartment. They contacted a male inside the apartment, who is believed to be the suspect. He was detained without incident and is currently being questioned. They also located the knife believed to be used in the incident.

Clackamas County Homicide and Violent Crime Unit in cooperation with the Clackamas County Major Crimes Team are currently on scene and investigating.

The males live in the same apartment as roommates and at this time we believe are not related. Both males are middle aged; their identity is not being released at this time.
Northwest SARCon set for Friday-Sunday, Sept. 26-28 at Camp Kuratli; multiple media opportunities - 09/25/14
This weekend (Friday-Sunday, Sept. 26-28) marks the return of our landmark search-and-rescue conference Northwest SARCon at Camp Kuratli at Trestle Glen (24751 SE Hwy 224, Boring, OR 97009). The event website is here: http://nwsarcon.com

Media interested in story opportunities at the conference should contact our PIO.

Northwest SARCon is a search-and-rescue conference for emergency responders and their supervisors. Attendees include sheriff's deputies, SAR team members and volunteers, police officers, firefighters and military and medical personnel. Participants receive hands-on training and participate in discussions on topics related to every aspect of search-and-rescue missions.

The 2014 conference features:

- More than 40 expert instructors leading over 50 sessions.

- Seven unique training tracks -- including SAR Management, Wilderness Survival, Wilderness Medicine, Technology, Water Rescue, K9, and Advanced SAR.

- Over 25 field sessions -- including 4x4 vehicle and advanced off-road operations, shallow water crossing, patient packaging, man tracking, map and compass, and trailing, human remains detection and air-scent courses for K9 teams.

SARCon's full conference notebook can be read here:
http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/documents/sarconnotebook.pdf

Interested in reporting from the event? Contact our PIO.

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Sheriff's Office seeks help to ID suspect who allegedly exposed self to minors in Old Navy in Clackamas Promenade Sept. 20 (Photo) - 09/25/14
Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #14-25910

The Clackamas County Child Abuse Team is asking for the public's help to identify an adult male subject who allegedly exposed himself in a sexual manner to two small children, ages 6 and 10. Surveillance photos and video of the suspect are attached to this release.

The alleged crime occurred in the evening hours of Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, inside the Old Navy retail store located in the Clackamas Promenade at 8646 SE Sunnyside Rd. in Clackamas.

The two children immediately reported the incident to their mother who was nearby inside the store. The male suspect quickly left the store before he could be contacted or identified.

Video footage of the act was obtained -- as was a clear picture of the male's face. This media is attached to this release.

Considering the location and time of day, this subject's conduct was very bold and is highly concerning.

The suspect was described as follows:

- White male
- Approx. 50-60 years old
- Medium build
- Approx. 6 ft. tall
- Short brown/grayish hair
- Dark pants, t-shirt, dark shoes
- Sunglasses on top of head

TIPS SOUGHT

Anyone who can help us identify this suspect 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://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp

Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #14-25910

For more information on our Child Abuse Team:
http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/cat.html

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Possible additional victims sought in Colton sex-abuse case (Photo) - 09/25/14
Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case # 14-10410

Update:

Kenneth Scott Carroll is currently lodged at the Clackamas County Jail.

There are 4 victims currently but we believe there are more that have yet to be identified.

Carroll will be arraigned today at 3:00 pm from the jail using the video arraignment system. He has been charged with 9 sex abuse crimes and his bail has been set at $250,000.00 dollars.

Full booking information is here: http://www.clackamas.us/safetyapp/inmates/inmate.jsp?in=2014026333


The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is looking for possible additional victims in a Colton sex-abuse case.

In May 2014, the Sheriff's Office -- in cooperation with the Washington State Patrol Missing and Exploited Children Task Force -- began an investigation of Kenneth Scott Carroll, age 42, on multiple charges of sexual-abuse crimes involving children.

Carroll's alleged crimes would have occurred in or around Colton, Oregon from 1998 to early 2002, while he was coaching boys' wrestling and football in the Colton School District and youth sports programs.

Carroll was arrested in Montana and is being extradited to Oregon. A photo will be available as soon as he is booked into the Clackamas County Jail.

Investigators believe Carroll may have more victims in Clackamas County and anyone with information about Carroll should contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office as directed below.

TIPS, POSSIBLE ADDITIONAL VICTIMS SOUGHT

Anyone with information on Kenneth Scott Carroll or possible additional victims 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://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp . Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case # 14-10410.

Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case # 14-10410

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Attached Media Files: 2014-09/624/78197/Carroll.jpg
Sheriff's Office responds to carjacking UPDATE: Truck has been located - 09/25/14
Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case # 14-26052

UPDATE: 09-25-14

Detectives with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Homicide and Violent Crimes unit have located the stolen Ford Ranger pickup taken in the carjacking that occurred on Monday September 22nd.

The vehicle was located on SE 78th and SE Harney. The vehicle was found by a family member of the victim. It was located about 3 blocks from where it was taken.

The vehicle is currently being processed for evidence. No further suspect information is available at this time.


Update: This occured in unincoporated Clackamas County not Happy Valley

At 9:34 p.m. on Monday, September 22, 2014, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a report of an armed carjacking in the parking lot of the Fred Meyer located at 8955 SE 82nd Ave. in unincorporated Clackamas County. The three suspects are still at large. A photo of the type of vehicle stolen is attached. Tips are sought.

The victim, a 58-year-old woman, was placing her groceries in the passenger side of her vehicle -- a white 2002 Ford Ranger pickup -- when she was approached by three males believed to be white, wearing dark clothing with hoodies.

One suspect -- a 5'10", clean-shaven white male with a thin build -- produced a gun. The three suspects stole her keys and purse and got into the pickup. The victim ran back into the Fred Meyer as the suspects left the scene driving north through the store's parking lot.

The stolen vehicle is described as a white 2002 Ford Ranger extended-cab pickup with OR license plate ZET 897. It has a distinctive identifying feature: The rear passenger-side quarter-panel is partially painted purple.

Photos of a similar pickup in this model (NOT of the specific stolen vehicle) are attached to this release.

TIPS SOUGHT

Anyone who has seen the stolen white Ford Ranger or has information on the three suspects 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://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case # 14-26052.

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Kiser
Kiser
Wilsonville Police Arrest 2 for Drug Possession and Animal Neglect; Python Rescued (Photo) - 09/25/14
On 9-24-14 at about 9pm deputies with Wilsonville Police responded to a report of suspicious persons in a vehicle at the Chevron Station near 95th and Elligsen.

During the investigation the deputies learned that the two occupants of the car were on their way from Washington to San Bernadino, CA to enter a drug treatment program. However, both were found to be in possession of drugs and were arrested for drug possession. A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of a snake that appeared to be in distress. The deputies contacted a reptile expert from International Reptile Rescue who responded to the scene. The expert was able to tell the deputies that the ball python was in distress and provided specific indicators of the failure to properly care for the python that were putting the animal's life in danger. The expert described the snake's condition as being "severely neglected." This resulted in the snake's owner being charged with Animal Neglect in the 2nd degree. The snake was placed in the care of the animal rescue agency.

Lacey Kiser, 22, of Marysville, WA was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on a charge of possession of a controlled substance--heroin. Jacob Stoner, 19, of Arlington, WA was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on charges of possession of a controlled substance--methamphetamine and animal neglect in the second degree.

Mary Hart of International Reptile Rescue can be contacted by medial only via email at ladycroc@rocketmail.com or 503-522-2695 and she can provide information and may be available for interviews.
Attached Media Files: Kiser , Stoner , Snake
36 PIT FIRE UPDATE: All evacuation notices lifted; road closures still in effect - 09/24/14
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 24 UPDATE:

All evacuation notices are now LIFTED for the 36 Pit Fire.

Existing road closures are still in effect. These road closures are listed here:
http://www.clackamas.us/emergency/36pit.html

A Community Meeting on the 36 Pit Fire is set for tonight (Wednesday, September 24) at 7:30 at the Estacada Baptist Church (29101 Eagle Creek Road, Estacada). Map to meeting location: http://goo.gl/maps/yHXQe

According to InciWeb's 11 a.m. update on the fire (http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4106/ ): "Firefighters are wrapping up the northwest and northern perimeter of the fire located north of Highway 224 and removing hose from fire lines. At the southern perimeter of the fire located south of Highway 224, crews continue to mop up, and are using thermal imaging cameras to find and extinguish hot spots. Today, firefighters intend to complete containment lines at the northwest corner of the fire located south of the main stem of the Clackamas River and west of the South Fork of the Clackamas River. Stopping the progression of the fire toward the west continues to be the priority. Overnight, approximately a half-inch of rain fell on the fire area. More rain is predicted for today. The rain will slow the fire spread and lower fire intensity (flame length) allowing firefighters to directly attack the fire front and put out hot spots adjacent to the fire line. In heavily forested areas, much of the rain is intercepted by the tree canopy and may not reach some areas of the forest floor, but greatly increases the relative humidity."

For more information on the 36 Pit Fire from InciWeb, including news releases, maps and more:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4106/

And for the latest info from Clackamas County Emergency Management:
http://www.clackamas.us/emergency/36pit.html

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Clackamas County Sheriff's Office statement on Francisco Aguirre (Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014) - 09/24/14
In response to recent community statements, reporting and phone calls re: Francisco Aguirre:

- Francisco Aguirre was booked into the Clackamas County Jail on a Clackamas County Sheriff's Office probable cause DUII on August 10, 2014. Mr. Aguirre was released fewer than 8 hours later. No one from CCSO notified Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) of this arrest or booking.

- There have been recent media reports and statements suggesting that we made notification to ICE. These reports are not accurate.

- For an April 16 statement from Sheriff Craig Roberts on ICE detainers:
http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/pressreleases/2014-04-06-CCSOPR-CourtRuling.html

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Photo from 2010 Drug Take-Back
Photo from 2010 Drug Take-Back
Sheriff's Office set to participate in 'National Drug Take-Back Day' on Saturday, Sept. 27 (Photo) - 09/22/14
Want to safely dispose of unwanted, unused prescription drugs?

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office will hold a no-questions-asked "Prescription Drug Take-Back" on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Kaiser Permanente parking lot next to Mt. Talbert Medical Clinic (10100 SE Sunnyside Rd, Clackamas).

Sheriff's Office deputies will be on hand to accept unwanted medications at your driver's-side door.

Prescription medications are among the most commonly abused drugs, so it is important to dispose of them safely after they are no longer needed by the patient. Flushing pharmaceuticals down the toilet can be dangerous both for the community and local wildlife, so take-back programs like this are the best option for disposing of unused prescription drugs.

Last year's event resulted in more than 1,600 pounds of drugs being removed from Clackamas County homes and safely destroyed.

"This is an outstanding opportunity for local citizens to help us take drugs off the street before they ever even get there in the first place," said Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts.

This year's Drug Take-Back is presented by the Sheriff's Office, Kaiser Permanente, Oak Lodge Sanitary and the Overland Park Coalition Against Drug Crime.

The event is held in coordination with the Drug Enforcement Administration's National Drug Take-Back Day:
http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html

For more information, contact the Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention Unit at 503-785-5077 or by email at crimeprevention@clackamas.us

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Faro 3D scanner at 36 Pit Fire
Faro 3D scanner at 36 Pit Fire
MEDIA OPPORTUNITY: Sheriff's Office, 12 noon -- video of digital reconstruction of 36 Pit Fire; interview opp w/ deputy explaining 3D scanning tech (Photo) - 09/22/14
MEDIA OPPORTUNITY:
The Clackamas County Criminal Reconstruction and Forensic Team (CRAFT) will share video of its digital reconstruction of the 36 Pit Fire using Faro 3D laser-scanning technology. Deputy Bryon O'Neil will be available for interviews to explain the technology and how's it's being used.

WHEN/WHERE:
12 noon today. Meet at the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Brooks Building.

MORE INFO ON FARO 3D SCANNING TECHNOLOGY:
http://www.faro.com/en-us/products/3d-surveying/faro-focus3d/overview

MORE INFO ON CRAFT:
http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/craft.html

A photo of the Sheriff's Office's Faro 3D scanner at the 36 Pit Fire is attached.

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Attached Media Files: Faro 3D scanner at 36 Pit Fire
36 PIT FIRE UPDATE: Evacuation levels reduced, lifted as firefighters continue to make progress - 09/22/14
MONDAY, SEPT. 22, 11 a.m. UPDATE:

Following this morning's 10 a.m. meeting with fire personnel managing the response to the 36 Pit Fire, more evacuation levels are being downgraded.

- For residents on Hillockburn Road east of Habelt Road, the evacuation level has been reduced to LEVEL 1.
- Silver Fox RV Park has also been reduced to LEVEL 1.
- All other evacuation levels have been LIFTED.

"Level 1" means residents at these locations need to be ready for a potential evacuation. Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information. This is the time for preparation and precautionary movement of persons with special needs, mobile property and (under certain circumstances) pets and livestock. If conditions worsen, emergency services personnel may contact residents via an emergency notification system.

According to InciWeb's 7:30 a.m. update on the fire (http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4106/ ), "Yesterday [Sept. 21] was a productive day for firefighters as they worked to suppress the 36 Pit Fire. Crews and aircraft did a great job securing the fire line at the 45 Road/Hillockburn Road. Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATS), Retardant Planes, and Helicopters with water bucket drops assisted firefighters on the ground to contain the fire. Mop up of hot spots continues at the northwest, northern, and southern perimeters of the fire. Today, we are anticipating another very productive day to suppress and contain the fire. At the northwest, northern, and southern perimeters of the fire, we are continuing to mop up all hot spots 100-300 feet in from fire lines. We will attempt to minimize acres burned while evaluating firefighter success vs. their exposure."

A PDF on evacuation levels can be found here:
http://www.oregon.gov/osp/SFM/Documents/Ready,%20Set,%20Go!%20Evacuation%20Levels.pdf

This information is also attached to this release and pasted below.

For the latest information on the 36 Pit Fire from InciWeb, including news releases, maps and more:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4106/

And for the latest info from Clackamas County Emergency Management:
http://www.clackamas.us/emergency/36pit.html

Oregon Evacuation Levels:
1, 2, 3 = Ready, Set, Go

LEVEL 1:
A Level 1 Evacuation means "BE READY" for potential evacuation.
Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information. This is the time for preparation and precautionary movement of persons with special needs, mobile property and (under certain circumstances) pets and livestock. If conditions worsen, emergency services personnel may contact you via an emergency notification system.

LEVEL 2:
A Level 2 Evacuation means "BE SET" to evacuate.
YOU MUST PREPARE TO LEAVE AT A MOMENTS NOTICE This level indicates there is significant danger to your area, and residents should either voluntarily relocate to a shelter or with family/friends outside of the affected area, or if choosing to remain, to be ready to evacuate at a moment's notice. Residents MAY have time to gather necessary items, but doing so is at their own risk.
THIS MAY BE THE ONLY NOTICE THAT YOU RECEIVE Emergency services cannot guarantee that they will be able to notify you if conditions rapidly deteriorate. Area media services will be asked to broadcast periodic updates.

LEVEL 3:
A Level 3 Evacuation means "GO" Evacuate NOW
LEAVE IMMEDIATELY! Danger to your area is current or imminent, and you should evacuate immediately. If you choose to ignore this advisement, you must understand that emergency services may not be available to assist you further. DO NOT delay leaving to gather any belongings or make efforts to protect your home.
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Sheriff's Office Investigates an Injury Traffic Crash on SE Valley View Terrace (Photo) - 09/21/14
On September 21, 2014 at approximately 4:15 PM, Deputies from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and Happy Valley Police responded to an injury traffic crash on SE Valley View Terrace near SE St Lucy Ln in unincorporated Happy Valley. Initial reports indicated a vehicle struck a female pedestrian which caused the pedestrian to be unconscious but breathing with a head injury. The injured pedestrian was transported by ambulance to OHSU.

The crash investigation, which the Criminal Reconstruction and Forensic Team (CRAFT) assisted with, revealed the driver of the vehicle traveled north on Valley View Terr and fell asleep. The vehicle veered left and struck one of two pedestrians who were appropriately walking on the road.

The driver of the vehicle remained on scene and cooperated with the investigation. Names of the involved parties will not be released and there are no criminal charges at this time.
Current Evacuation Information for 36 Pit Fire as of 7:45 PM 9-20-14 - 09/20/14
According to Estacada Fire, the fire has crossed the south fork of the Clackamas River and retardant drops are underway.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is coordinating the following evacuation notices:
Level 3 (LEAVE NOW)

* 29511 and 29513 Hillockburn Road

Level 2 (Be set to leave at a moment's notice)

* 27950 and 27980 Hillockburn Road
* 28059 and 28106 Hillockburn Road
* All homes on the east side of Habelt Road to Skinner Road
* All homes on Skinner Road east of Habelt Road
* All homes on the east side of Kinzy Road north of Skinner Road through 27845 Kinzy Rd.
* All homes on Brief Road

Level 1 (Be ready)

* All homes on Hillockburn Road west of Habelt Road to the Dodge Church
* All homes on Pederson Road

For additional details, please call Estacada Fire at 503-630-7712 and select either fire information or evacuation information.
Picken Photo
Picken Photo
Detectives Investigate Early Morning Shooting on Short Fellows Road (Photo) - 09/20/14
Suspect's name is in fact Konstantin Kutzev, 23 years of age.

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On the morning of 9-20-2014 at about 0200 hours Clackamas County Sheriff deputies responded to an interrupted burglary and subsequent shooting on Short Fellows Road outside Molalla.

Detectives of the Homicide and Violent Crimes Unit responded and their investigation revealed the victim residence had been unoccupied since the death of a family member over a year ago, and had been burglarized several times in the preceding weeks. A family member of the decedent, as well as other family members had taken it upon themselves to infrequently stay at the property in an attempt to deter more burglaries and thefts.

This morning the deceased family member's son was staying in the house. He was awakened in the early morning hours by the sound of the suspect forcing his way in the front door. The victim fired a single shot from a shotgun, which struck the suspect in the head and neck.

The suspect, 23 year old Konstantin Kutsov of Beavercreek, was transported to OHSU with a survivable gunshot wound. Kutson's accomplice, 20 year old Rebecca Picken of Molalla, was arrested on drug possession and distribution charges and lodged in the Clackamas County Jail.

Attached is a booking photo for Ms. Picken. This investigation is ongoing and there may be additional charges in this case.
Attached Media Files: Picken Photo
No-questions-asked 'Prescription Drug Take-Back' for Oak Grove residents set for Saturday, Sept. 20 - 09/18/14
Oak Grove residents: Want to safely dispose of unwanted, unused prescription drugs?

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office will hold a no-questions-asked "Prescription Drug Take-Back" on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Oak Lodge Sanitary (14611 SE River Rd., Milwaukie, OR 97267) [ map: http://goo.gl/maps/T8A3P ]

Sheriff's Office deputies will be on hand to accept unwanted medications at your driver's-side door.

Prescription medications are among the most commonly abused drugs, so it is important to dispose of them safely after they're no longer needed by the patient. Flushing pharmaceuticals down the toilet can be dangerous both for the community and local wildlife, so take-back programs like this are the best option for disposing of unused prescription drugs.

If you can't make the Sept. 20 event, Clackamas County also has convenient permanent drop-boxes in ten locations around Clackamas County. A full list of drop-box locations can be found in this 2013 press release:
http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/pressreleases/2013-06-07-CCSOPR-PrescriptionDrugDropBoxes.html

NOTE: A second, larger-scale "Drug Take-Back" is also set for the following Saturday, Sept. 27. A press release on this larger collection event will go out next week.

For more information, contact the Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention Unit at 503-785-5077 or by email at crimeprevention@clackamas.us

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CCSO Case #14-24986 -- male suspect sketch
CCSO Case #14-24986 -- male suspect sketch
UPDATED w/ SUSPECT SKETCHES: Armed pair rob homeowner, leave scene in victim's pickup truck; shots fired; tips sought (Photo) - 09/18/14
UPDATE: SEPT. 18. 2014, 3:20 p.m. -- SUSPECT SKETCHES RELEASED

Suspect sketches of the male and female suspects in the Sept. 11 home-invasion robbery in unincorporated Milwaukie are attached to this release.

The original press release with full details is reproduced below. The Sheriff's Office is still seeking tips from the public in this crime. 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 http://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp Please reference CCSO Case # 14-24986.
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EARLIER: SEPT. 12, 2014, 1:09 p.m.

On 9-11-14 at about 10:15 p.m. 2 suspects robbed the residents of a home in the 3900 block of SE Aldercrest in unincorporated Milwaukie. The home invasion robbery occurred when the first suspect, a white female, came to the door asking for assistance. When one of the home's occupants opened the door, the woman brandished a gun, and a white male accomplice assisted her in forcing their way into the residence. During a struggle with the homeowner (who had armed himself with a firearm) at least two shots were fired. The victim was physically assaulted, and the suspects left in his truck after robbing him.

The stolen truck was recovered several hours later near River Rd. and SE Laurie Ave in Milwaukie. The victim's vehicle is a 2014 Dodge crew cab diesel pickup, gray in color.

During the course of the robbery the homeowner was injured and was treated by rescue personnel.

The suspects are described as:

1) White Female Adult 70" tall, brown hair, black leather jacket
2) White Male Adult, 68" tall, red bandana across face, white t-shirt

TIPS SOUGHT

Detectives are asking for leads from the public. Anyone who saw a similar vehicle in the Milwaukie area last night between 10:15 p.m. and 1:00 a.m, or if you have any other information concerning this crime is encouraged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office confidential Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at http://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp

The investigation is ongoing. Case number: 14-24986

The victims are not currently available for interviews. If that changes media will be notified.

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36 PIT FIRE UPDATE: Silver Fox RV Park downgraded to Level 2 evacuation status - 09/18/14
THURS. SEPT. 18 11:15 a.m. UPDATE:

Following this morning's 10 a.m. meeting with fire personnel managing the response to the 36 Pit Fire, more evacuation levels are being downgraded.

Silver Fox RV Park has now been downgraded from Level 3 ("immediate evacuation") to Level 2 ("prepare for possible evacuation").

This means Silver Fox RV Park residents can return home, but should be prepared to evacuate at a moment's notice if conditions change.

According to InciWeb's 9:45 a.m. update on the fire (http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4106/ ), "Excellent progress continues to be made by firefighters to contain the 36 Pit Fire. The northwestern portion of the fire which is closest to any homes or structures is becoming more secure. Firefighters are mopping up and putting out hot spots adjacent to fire lines."

A PDF on evacuation levels can be found here:
http://www.oregon.gov/osp/SFM/Documents/Ready,%20Set,%20Go!%20Evacuation%20Levels.pdf

This information is also attached to this release and pasted below.

For the latest information on the 36 Pit Fire from InciWeb, including news releases, maps and more:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4106/

And for the latest info from Clackamas County Emergency Management:
http://www.clackamas.us/emergency/36pit.html

Oregon Evacuation Levels:
1, 2, 3 = Ready, Set, Go

LEVEL 1:
A Level 1 Evacuation means "BE READY" for potential evacuation.
Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information. This is the time for preparation and precautionary movement of persons with special needs, mobile property and (under certain circumstances) pets and livestock. If conditions worsen, emergency services personnel may contact you via an emergency notification system.

LEVEL 2:
A Level 2 Evacuation means "BE SET" to evacuate.
YOU MUST PREPARE TO LEAVE AT A MOMENTS NOTICE This level indicates there is significant danger to your area, and residents should either voluntarily relocate to a shelter or with family/friends outside of the affected area, or if choosing to remain, to be ready to evacuate at a moment's notice. Residents MAY have time to gather necessary items, but doing so is at their own risk.
THIS MAY BE THE ONLY NOTICE THAT YOU RECEIVE Emergency services cannot guarantee that they will be able to notify you if conditions rapidly deteriorate. Area media services will be asked to broadcast periodic updates.

LEVEL 3:
A Level 3 Evacuation means "GO" Evacuate NOW
LEAVE IMMEDIATELY! Danger to your area is current or imminent, and you should evacuate immediately. If you choose to ignore this advisement, you must understand that emergency services may not be available to assist you further. DO NOT delay leaving to gather any belongings or make efforts to protect your home.
Iron Chef Pizza Challenge (JPG flyer)
Iron Chef Pizza Challenge (JPG flyer)
The Sheriff's Office takes on the fire department -- for charity -- during the 'Iron Chef Pizza Challenge' Thurs. Sept. 18 at California Pizza Kitchen at Bridgeport Village (Photo) - 09/17/14
On Thursday, Sept. 18, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies will take on personnel from Clackamas Fire District #1 and Lake Oswego Fire -- for charity -- in the "Iron Chef Pizza Challenge" at the California Pizza Kitchen at Bridgeport Village.

The full details, via the Chelsea Hicks Foundation website:
http://chelseahicksfoundation.org/iron-chef-pizza-challenge-for-charity-sept-18-at-cpk-bridgeport/

THE EVENT:
Police Dept. vs. Fire Dept.
Iron Chef Pizza Challenge for Charity
supporting the Chelsea Hicks Foundation

WHERE:
California Pizza Kitchen -- Bridgeport Village
7315 SW Bridgeport Road
Tigard, OR 97224
Next to Regal Cinemas
503-968-0504
http://www.cpk.com/locations/bridgeport-village/

WHEN:
Thursday, September 18, 2014
5:30 p.m. intro, 6 p.m. kickoff

CONTESTANTS REPRESENTING:
- Clackamas Fire Dist. #1
- Lake Oswego Fire
- Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

CELEBRITY JUDGES (evaluating pizzas made by the contestants):
- Tim Hohl - AM 860 KPAM First Edition Host
- Terry Travis - AM 860 KPAM First Edition Host
- Chef Kenny Morgan - Khao San Thai Street Food

THE CHARITY DRIVE:
California Pizza Kitchen Bridgeport Will Donate 20% of Your Check to the Chelsea Hicks Foundation! Bring in the flyer -- attached to this release, and also downloadable at:
http://chelseahicksfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/CPK-flyer-FINAL1.pdf

-- present it to your server, and California Pizza Kitchen will donate 20% of your check to the Chelsea Hicks Foundation (CHF).

ABOUT THE CHELSEA HICKS FOUNDATION:
CHF is a local nonprofit that provides therapeutic dress-up and play to seriously ill children in local children's hospitals. For more information visit: http://chelseahicksfoundation.org/

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UPDATE w/ CORRECTED NAMES: 36 Pit Fire update: All Level 3 evacuation areas downgraded to Level 2 -- EXCEPT Silver Fox RV Park, which remains Level 3 - 09/17/14
[All references to "36 Pit Fire" now correctly spelled, apologies]

Weds. Sept. 17 11:15 a.m. UPDATE:

Following this morning's 10 a.m. meeting with fire personnel managing the response to the 36 Pit Fire, evacuation levels in nearby areas are being changed:

All Level-3 "immediate evacuation" recommendations are being downgraded to Level 2 ("Prepare for possible evacuation") -- EXCEPT for the Silver Fox RV Park, which remains at Level 3.

This means the evacuation level at SE Fall Creek Rd and Michaels Rd near the 36 Pit Fire is now Level 2.

A PDF on evacuation levels can be found here and is also attached:
http://www.oregon.gov/osp/SFM/Documents/Ready,%20Set,%20Go!%20Evacuation%20Levels.pdf

This information is also attached to this release and pasted below.

For the latest information on the 36 Pit Fire from InciWeb:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4106/

And from Clackamas County Emergency Management:
http://www.clackamas.us/emergency/36pit.html

Oregon Evacuation Levels:
1, 2, 3 = Ready, Set, Go

LEVEL 1:
A Level 1 Evacuation means "BE READY" for potential evacuation.
Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information. This is the time for preparation and precautionary movement of persons with special needs, mobile property and (under certain circumstances) pets and livestock. If conditions worsen, emergency services personnel may contact you via an emergency notification system.

LEVEL 2:
A Level 2 Evacuation means "BE SET" to evacuate.
YOU MUST PREPARE TO LEAVE AT A MOMENTS NOTICE This level indicates there is significant danger to your area, and residents should either voluntarily relocate to a shelter or with family/friends outside of the affected area, or if choosing to remain, to be ready to evacuate at a moment's notice. Residents MAY have time to gather necessary items, but doing so is at their own risk.
THIS MAY BE THE ONLY NOTICE THAT YOU RECEIVE Emergency services cannot guarantee that they will be able to notify you if conditions rapidly deteriorate. Area media services will be asked to broadcast periodic updates.

LEVEL 3:
A Level 3 Evacuation means "GO" Evacuate NOW
LEAVE IMMEDIATELY! Danger to your area is current or imminent, and you should evacuate immediately. If you choose to ignore this advisement, you must understand that emergency services may not be available to assist you further. DO NOT delay leaving to gather any belongings or make efforts to protect your home.
Attached Media Files: Oregon Evacuation Levels PDF
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office assists with 36 Pit fire near Estacada - 09/14/14
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Sheriff's Office in conjunction with the United States Forestry Service, Estacada Fire Department, and the United States Forestry Service Law Enforcement division dealt with the 36 Pit fire burning about 10 east of Estacada, Oregon.

The fire is currently spreading and is over 1000 acres in size. Hwy 224 is now closed from North Fork Reservoir, east to Ripplebrook due to the fire and very hazardous conditions.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is asking that the public avoid the area so fire crews can have clear roads for travel to fight the fire.

Please do not call 911 if you see smoke, however if you do see a fire or any other emergency, you are asked to call 911.
Sheriff's Office hosts Oct. 7, 8 training on domestic-violence strangulation cases - 09/09/14
PDF flyer for this training:
http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2014-09/624/77641/StrangulationCaseTrainingFlyer.pdf

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office -- in partnership with the Family Justice Center Alliance -- is hosting a new class for law-enforcement, legal, social-work and mental-health professionals: "Identifying, Investigating and Prosecuting Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Strangulation Cases."

The same training will be offered on two consecutive days: Tuesday, Oct. 7 and Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. Attendees need only register for one day.

TIME:
- 7:30 a.m. -- Registration
- 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. -- Training

LOCATION:
Providence Willamette Falls Community Center
515 15th Street
Oregon City, OR 97045
NOTE: Parking is limited; please carpool

This class will be taught by a panel of nationally recognized experts in the identification, investigation and documentation of strangulation in intimate partner violence: Gael Strack, J.D.; Casey Gwinn, J.D.; and, Dr. Bill Smock, M.D.

Topics to be covered will include:

- Findings from a study of 300 misdemeanor strangulation cases
- Resources and handouts from the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention
- Understanding the lethality of strangulation
- Identifying the signs and symptoms of strangulation cases
- Anatomy and medical aspects in surviving and non-surviving victims
- Investigating and documenting a domestic-violence and sexual-assault strangulation case for prosecution
- Legal aspects of strangulation cases with surviving victims
- Tools and resources for advocates
- Use of experts in court

REGISTER SECURELY ONLINE FOR THIS EVENT AT:
http://www.cvent.com/d/h4qcyp/4W

OR E-MAIL JULIE L. COLLINSON AT THE CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE: jcollinson@clackamas.us

REGISTER BY: Friday, October 3, 2014

COST: $79

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS TRAINING:
- Judges
- Law-enforcement officers
- Prosecutors
- Domestic-violence advocates
- Civil legal attorneys
- Medical providers
- Psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT:
This training session has been approved by Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST). Documents necessary to receive credit will be provided at the conclusion of the training.

HOSTED BY: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
THROUGH A PARTNERSHIP WITH: Family Justice Center Alliance

For more information about the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention, visit:
http://www.strangulationtraininginstitute.com

PDF flyer for this training:
http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2014-09/624/77641/StrangulationCaseTrainingFlyer.pdf

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Attached Media Files: PDF flyer:
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Boat Theft and Pursuit Ends in Arrest (Photo) now with a short video taken from the boat - 09/06/14
Attached is a short video taken from the Sheriff's Office boat during the pursuit.

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On 9-5-14 at about 1415 hours several calls were received about a disturbance at the Sportcraft Landing Marina in Oregon City (1701 Clackamette Drive). Oregon City Police and Clackamas County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched. It was learned by the responding marine patrol deputy that a woman, now identified as Alisha Johnson age 28 of Milwaukie, swam from the shore to the marina, which is secure and was attempting to steal a boat.

Deputy Guthner returned to his patrol boat and soon found Johnson driving from the marina in a stolen brown and white cabin cruiser boat. Deputy Guthner turned on the police lights and siren in his marked patrol boat and followed Ms. Johnson as she varied her speeds and drove the boat erratically. There was nearly a collision with a personal water craft near the Meldrum Bar boat launch that caused the PWC operator to be thrown from their PWC. There was also a dangerous incident where Ms. Johnson nearly struck a paddle boarder.

The deputy continued to pursue with lights and siren activated. Near the Cedar Oaks boat ramp the boat appears to have overheated and stopped working. Ms. Johnson was not compliant with the orders of the deputy and threatened the deputy with a metal object. Ms. Johnson then put on a life jacket and jumped into the water. The deputy continued to order the woman to his boat but she went to the shore and ran into the yard of a home on the shore.

The entire length of the pursuit is estimated at 2 miles.

Deputy Brian Lister, a patrol deputy, located Ms. Johnson at 17619 SE Roethe Place, and took her into custody.

Ms. Johnson was initially treated at the hospital and then lodged at the Clackamas County jail on charges of Unlawful Use of a Vehicle, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, and Attempting to Elude a Police Officer (Boat).
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Unsafe left turn leaves two injured, one transported by Life Flight (Photo) - 09/04/14
Deputies responded to an injury traffic crash around 6:30 pm on S Springwater Rd near S Ester Ct outside the city of Estacada. Two vehicles were involved in the crash; two occupants of one vehicle had to be extracted by the Fire Department. One patient was transported by Life Flight and the other by AMR ambulance.

A Toyota car being driven by Robert Cramer, 70 years old, of Estacada was turning from Spingwater Rd in to a driveway. His vehicle turned in front of an oncoming Ford pickup driven by Aaron Schoknecht, 23 years old of Estacada. The Ford pick up crashed into the passenger side of the Toyota car.

Two people inside the car were injured in the impact and had to be extracted. The driver of the Toyota and Ford received minor injured in the crash.

Deputy's issued the driver of the Toyota, Robert Cramer, a citation for unsafe left turn.

The condition of the two injured is unknown at this time. Their names are not being released at this time.
Pickup and canopy
Pickup and canopy
Sheriff's Office helps Gresham PD bust alleged stolen-car 'chop shop,' recover vehicles, parts (Photo) - 09/04/14
Update: Grant Jerome Lauer 47 years old of Boring was taken into custody after the search warrant. Lauer had a misdemeanor warrant for his arrest. Other charges and suspect are still being investigated at this time.

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On Thursday, Sept. 4, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office assisted Gresham PD in executing a search warrant on an alleged illegal "chop-shop" filled with stolen vehicles -- a major break in a months-long investigation by Gresham Police.

Gresham officers and Clackamas County SWAT-Team members served the warrant at 35000 Bell Maple Dr. in Boring.

Among the vehicles recovered in the bust: a snowmobile, a '57 Chevy, and two other confirmed stolen vehicles. (Other vehicles were also found on the property; investigators are still confirming their ownership.) All were in various states of disassembly.

Law-enforcement officials also found several additional parts from other vehicles on the property.

A further search of the property also revealed a small illegal marijuana grow.

Photos of some of the recovered vehicles and parts are attached to this release.

Detectives have detained several people at the address, and are questioning them at this writing. Arrests will be added to this release as information becomes available.

Because a child is living at the property, authorities also called in the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) to investigate.

Detectives are currently working with victims to help identify the stolen vehicles and parts.

Sheriff's Office detectives are also assisting Gresham PD in processing evidence at the scene.

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