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Photo isolating distinctive cross design found on victim
Photo isolating distinctive cross design found on victim
Sheriff's Office investigating homicide of unidentified male between Wilsonville/Aurora; tips sought (Photo) - 08/21/14
Please reference CCSO Case # 14-21883
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UPDATE (Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014) -- Identification of homicide victim found in field Aug. 11; tips sought

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office can now identify the homicide victim found Aug. 11 in a field in the area of NE Arndt Rd and Hwy. 551 between Wilsonville and Aurora.

The victim is identified as Misael "Gallo" Delgado Nunez, age 45, of Aloha, Oregon. A photo of the victim is attached.

Mr. Delgado Nunez was last seen in the Beaverton area on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014.

The Sheriff's Office is actively seeking tips from the public.

On Monday, Aug. 11, the Sheriff's Office Patrol deputies responded to a citizen's report of a dead body. The subject was located by fire and police personnel and confirmed to be deceased. Detectives from the Sheriff's Office, as well as personnel from the Medical Examiner's office, were called out to investigate. A description of the deceased was released -- including a photo of the cross necklace he wore. This led to his identification by friends and family.

TIPS SOUGHT

Anyone with 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

[END UPDATE]
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EARLIER (Aug. 12, 2014):

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating the homicide of an unidentified adult male, found in a field in the area of NE Arndt Rd and Hwy. 551 between Wilsonville and Aurora.

The Medical Examiner's Office performed an autopsy, and determined the unidentified male died from a gunshot wound.

The Sheriff's Office is actively seeking tips from the public.

On Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, Sheriff's Office Patrol deputies responded to a citizen's report of a dead body. The subject was located by fire and police personnel and confirmed to be deceased.

Detectives from the Sheriff's Office and personnel from the Medical Examiner's Office were called out to investigate.

The deceased subject is described as an adult, Hispanic male in his 20s or 30s. The victim is about 5'3" tall and weighs about 180 lbs. He was wearing an Army camo print t-shirt, blue jeans, and black-and-orange Nike-brand sneakers. He also had a distinctive cross with blue stones on a neck chain.

A photo isolating the distinctive cross design is attached to this release.

TIPS SOUGHT

Anyone with information concerning this crime is encouraged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's confidential 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 # 14-21883.

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Harvester flipped over near Sandy, 6 injured (Photo) - 08/18/14
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a traffic accident on Hwy 211 near SE 362nd Dr out side of the city of Sandy. Deputies on scene realized it was not a traffic accident but was a farm machinery accident near that intersection.

A berry harvester was backing up to line up on a row of berries and either a hose or a fitting broke and the harvester lost its hydraulic fluid, which cause the brakes to go out. The harvester rolled backwards and then rolled over onto its top injuring 6 workers who were on the machine. Two people had broken legs, four others had minor injuries. They were all transported to the hospital.

This was determined to be an industrial accident and the Sheriff's Office is not investigating further at this time. We notified OSHA of the incident.
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Thunderstorm causes high water on Sandy River, one man died, 23 others rescued (Photo) - 08/15/14
The deceased victim in this case has been identified as:

Ludwig, Brent A.
Age 34
New Lenox, IL

The death has been ruled accidental.

The family has been notified.

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Clackamas County received a 911 call reporting a bridge across the Sandy River at Ramona Falls washed out and one person was possibly in the water. Members of the Clackamas County Water Rescue Consortium responded with Search and Rescue Deputies and US Forest Service personnel. The call came in just before 3 p.m., but the incident occurred minutes earlier. Due to the remote area witnesses had to hike over a mile to the parking lot and drive several miles before they were able to get phone service to call 911.

A thunderstorm in the area caused heavy rain fall which raised the river level several feet in a short amount of time. The high water is to blame for washing out the bridge.

Several teams of rescuers were sent to the washed out bridge location while others searched the river bank down stream. When rescuers arrived at Ramona Falls, they found several people on the other side of the river and unable to cross due to the high water. There was no sign of the male who was on the bridge and fell into the water.

Rescuers discovered a male body in the river over a mile down stream of Ramona Falls. The male was deceased and identified as the 35 year old male who had been on the bridge when it washed out. His identity is not being released at this time.

Rescuers worked for several hours to assist the stranded people across the river. Using two Rapid Deployment Crafts, which are small rafts designed for swift water rescue, they ferried people across. 23 people along with their gear were ferried across uninjured.

Multiple agencies responded including: Mountain Wave Communications, Pacific Northwest Search and Rescue, Sandy Fire, Gladstone Fire, Lake Oswego Fire, Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, Clackamas County Fire District 1, Clackamas County Dive Rescue, US Forest Service, Oregon State Police, and Clackamas County Search and Rescue.
UPDATE: Fatal Car Crash on SE Lusted Rd; Four Dead - 08/12/14
UPDATE (08/12/14, 2:30 p.m.):

The occupants fatally injured in yesterday's vehicle crash on S. Lusted Rd. east of Sandy have now been identified.

The driver is identified as Brandon Lee Mayo, age 31. The three passengers are identified as Shalene Rene Newland, age 20; Jesse Jasso-Varsamas, age 20; and Suzanne Marie Varsamas, age 39.

All occupants of the car are from Portland.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. There was a dog in the vehicle at the time of the crash that was transported to a local veterinary hospital. The dog is still alive at this point and being treated for its injuries.

[END UPDATE]
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EARLIER (Aug. 11, 6:08 a.m.):

On August 11, 2014 at approximately 2:28 AM, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) Deputies responded to a report of a single-vehicle traffic crash on SE Lusted Rd at SE Hudson Rd, an unincorporated area of Clackamas County north of the City of Sandy. Other responding agencies included the Sandy Police Department, Sandy Fire Department, and American Medical Response (AMR).

A citizen who lived near the crash called 911 to report the vehicle collided with a tree, was on fire, and carried four passengers including the driver. The citizen quickly reacted and helped one of the back seat passengers out of the vehicle before the fire engulfed the entire vehicle along with the other occupants. The three other occupants were unable to escape the vehicle and were discovered to be dead by first responders.

The injured passenger was flown to a Portland area hospital by the Life Flight Network. The CCSO was later notified by hospital staff that the passenger died as a result of his injuries.

During the citizen's rescue efforts, a small dog escaped the burning vehicle and ran away from the crash scene. The dog was later found by someone standing nearby and was discovered to have suffered burns along with other possible injuries. The dog was rushed by a CCSO Deputy to an emergency veterinary hospital and its medical condition is unknown at this time. However, a reading of the dog's microchip provided information about its registered owner which is being used to possibly identify at least one of the vehicle occupants.

The Clackamas County Medical Examiner's Office and CCSO are still working to identify the victims of the crash. Additionally, the names of the deceased will be withheld until family notifications can be made.

The intersection of SE Lusted Rd and SE Hudson Rd will remain closed until the CCSO and Clackamas County Medical Examiner's Office have completed the scene investigation. Citizens who routinely travel through the intersection are asked to find an alternate route for this morning's commute.

Please reference CCSO case number 14-21796.
***CCSO: UPDATE Missing Man Found Safe*** - 08/11/14
At about 1230, search crews found Vernon Ray in a small ravine next to the Sandy River not far from Dodge Park. He appeared to be unharmed but was transported by AMR to MT. Hood Medical Center for a checkup.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Search and rescue team was assisted by Mountain Wave Search and Rescue, Pacific Northwest Search and Rescue, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Dive Team.

CLACKAMAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE CONDUCTING A SEARCH AND RESCUE FOR MISSING MAN NEAR DODGE PARK (PHOTO)

News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: August 11th, 2014 10:06 AM
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The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue (SAR) team is currently conducting a search for a missing 55 year old man who suffers from dementia and other medical issues.

On August 11th at about 6:30 a.m the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to Dodge Park at 11021 SE. Lusted Rd, which is in unincorporated Clackamas County, to search for a reported missing endangered person. The Sheriff's Office learned that 55 year old Vernon Ray, known as "Keith" walked away from his camp site at about 1:30 a.m. and has not been seen since.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Team is currently doing a search of the land and waterways around the area.

Mr. Ray is described as 5 foot 6 inches, 160 pounds, brown hair, and hazel eyes and is clean shaven. He was last seen wearing a blue flannel shirt, black Dickie brand shorts, black sandals and a black baseball hat. Mr. Ray has a memory span of about 5 minutes and can not talk. He may respond to the name Keith if called out to.

Anyone with any has seen or has any information about Mr. Vernon "Keith" Ray is urged to call 911 to report the spotting.

Refer to CCSO Case number 2014-21830
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Clackamas County Sheriff's Office conducting a search and rescue for missing man near Dodge Park (Photo) - 08/11/14
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue (SAR) team is currently conducting a search for a missing 55 year old man who suffers from dementia and other medical issues.

On August 11th at about 6:30 a.m the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to Dodge Park at 11021 SE. Lusted Rd, which is in unincorporated Clackamas County, to search for a reported missing endangered person. The Sheriff's Office learned that 55 year old Vernon Ray, known as "Keith" walked away from his camp site at about 1:30 a.m. and has not been seen since.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Team is currently doing a search of the land and waterways around the area.

Mr. Ray is described as 5 foot 6 inches, 160 pounds, brown hair, and hazel eyes and is clean shaven. He was last seen wearing a blue flannel shirt, black Dickie brand shorts, black sandals and a black baseball hat. Mr. Ray has a memory span of about 5 minutes and can not talk. He may respond to the name Keith if called out to.

Anyone with any has seen or has any information about Mr. Vernon "Keith" Ray is urged to call 911 to report the spotting.

Refer to CCSO Case number 2014-21830
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One car theft suspect in custody other still outstanding (Photo) - 08/06/14
A residence in 16800 SE Blanton St called 911 this morning to report their car stolen after seeing the car drive away from their house. Deputies started searching the area for the car and found it about 20 minutes later at 7:05am. After following the car it pulled into an apartment complex at 2800 SE Lake Rd. The car had two occupant's one male and one female. The Male driver ran from the car, the female stayed in the car and was taken into custody without incident. The female arrested was identified as Jaime Susan Parker, 37 years old, of Milwaukie.

Deputies and Officer with Milwaukie PD set up containment around the stolen vehicle and used K9's to search for the male suspect. He was reported as a white male in his 30's wearing a red shirt and blue shorts. Witnesses in the area reported seeing a male matching the description running through yards but had removed the red shirt and was wearing a white tank top.

Deputies and Officers searched the area for over an hour but were unable to locate the male. Deputies are working with Jaime Parker and other evidence to identify the male. Jaime Parker was transported to the Clackamas County Jail.

The car was drivable and the owner was able to come to the scene and take their car home.
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Clackamas County Deputies Subdue Armed Suicidal Milwaukie Man (Photo) - 08/05/14
On 08-05-14 at about 5:00 pm, Deputies from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Department safely subdued a suicidal Milwaukie man who was reported to be armed with a handgun. The man was transported to an area hospital for evaluation.


On 08-05-14 at about 5:00 pm, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Department received several reports of a possibly suicidal man in the 7800 block of SE Overland St., a home in the unincorporated area of Milwaukie. The callers indicated the man was armed with a handgun and was intoxicated and that his family was with him, trying to reason with him. The man was identified as 51 year old Scott Doggett, of Milwaukie.

It is believed Mr. Doggett was one of the people who called the police, reporting there was a man down in the street, in an attempt to force a confrontation with police.

As Sheriff's deputies were responding, another caller reported the man had discharged a firearm. A quick records check also revealed Mr. Doggett had an outstanding arrest warrant for the charge of resisting arrest, with caution that he might also be suicidal.

Mr. Doggett left his residence on foot heading toward SE 82nd Ave. Thanks to the coordinated response by Sheriff's deputies, Mr. Doggett was contained by law enforcement personnel. Mr. Doggett refused to comply with deputies' commands, and physically resisted being taken into custody. However, after a short struggle, he was safely brought under control and handcuffed.

Mr. Doggett was transported to an area hospital for a mental health evaluation. Once he is deemed stable by medical professionals, Mr. Doggett will be arrested on his warrant, and charges of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Disorderly Conduct, and Resisting arrest will be referred to the District Attorney for review.


If you or someone you know are experiencing a mental health crisis, the Clackamas County Crisis Line is available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 503-655-8585. Call 911 if it is an emergency.
Attached Media Files: Doggett Photo
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CCSO:Cadets place "First" among other agencies. (Photo) - 08/05/14
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Cadet Program participated in the Law Enforcement Challenge (LEC) between July 31st and August 3, 2014. The competition was held at the Oregon National Guard Base, Camp Rilea in Warrenton, OR. This year's competition attracted cadets from 14 different law enforcement agencies from across Oregon and Washington.

This competition places young men and women in realistic scenarios that test their knowledge and ability in areas of law, search and seizure, tactics, officer safety, report writing, driving, department policies, physical ability and decision making.

Cadets compete in various events that simulate situations law enforcement officers deal with on a daily basis and situations officers deal with only in extreme circumstances. The events range from traffic stops to active shooter scenarios. The events are supervised and critiqued by full-time law enforcement officers who are often experts in that particular discipline.

This year Clackamas County Cadets earned the First Place "Overall" award and the First Place "Officer Safety" award along with many other individual and team awards. Four years in a row this group has earned top honors at the Law Enforcement Challenge.

The cadet program at Clackamas County is a volunteer program for young men and women between 15-21 years-of-age who are interested in careers in law enforcement. Cadets participate in ride-alongs with deputies, train for events like this and volunteer thousands of hours doing community service across Clackamas County every year. The cadets have several fundraisers to raise donations in order to pay for their equipment and these types of competitions.

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about the Clackamas County Cadet Program we invite you to visit the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's website. Information can be found at www.clackamas.us/sheriff/cadet.html.
UPDATE: Fatal Car Crash on S Molalla Forest Rd; Two Dead, Three Injured identified - 08/04/14
UPDATE 08/04/14:

The Sheriff's Office is now able to release the names of those involved in the traffic crash that ended with a car in the Molalla River.

The driver Alexandra Alexandrova Samoilov 19 year old female of Canby died as a result of the crash.

The front passenger Marina Toran 19 year old female of Salem also died as a result of the crash.

The three rear passengers were transported to the hospital and there conditions are unknown at this time. The are identified as Feudosii T Semerikov 21 year old male from Gervais OR, Dennis Frolov 22 year old male form Atmor Alberta Canada, and Antip Alagoz 20 year old male from Plamondon Alberta Canada.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. It is unknown if alcohol was a factor in the crash.

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On August 2, 2014 at approximately 8:05 PM, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Deputies responded to a report of a single-vehicle traffic crash on S Molalla Forest Rd at about mile post 7.5 south of Molalla, Oregon. Initial reports indicated a passenger vehicle traveled off the roadway, down a steep embankment, and into the Molalla River.

Upon arrival, responding Deputies discovered the crashed vehicle in the Molalla River and down about a 100 foot embankment. There were five occupants in the vehicle. Two of the occupants, the driver and a passenger, were killed as a result of the crash and the three other passengers were injured.

The cause of the deaths and extent of the passengers' injuries is unknown at this time. However, two of the passengers were transported to Portland area hospitals by the Life Flight Network and the third passenger was transported to an area hospital by ambulance.

As part of the investigation, Deputies learned at least one passerby rendered aid to the injured passengers at the crash scene until Sheriff's Office personnel arrived. When Deputies arrived, two of them climbed down the embankment and rendered aid themselves until the injured passengers were safely pulled up the embankment by rescue personnel.

The water and steep embankment created a hazardous rescue operation for both the crash victims and first responders. Personnel from the Sheriff's Office's Marine Unit and Dive/Rescue Team coordinated with the Clackamas County Water Rescue Consortium to rescue the injured passengers using specialized equipment.

The Clackamas County Water Rescue Consortium is comprised of personnel from the Clackamas County Sherriff's Office, Clackamas Fire District, Gladstone Fire Department, Lake Oswego Fire Department, Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, Estacada Rural Fire District, Canby Fire District, Sandy Fire District, and American Medical Response.

Although rescue personnel have left the scene, the crash is still being investigated by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and the Clackamas County Medical Examiner's Office. The names of the deceased are being withheld pending family notifications.

Please reference CCSO case number 14-20985.
Craigslist Armed Robbery involves stolen vehicle - 08/02/14
On 7-31-14 at about 10:40 pm deputies with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of an armed robbery at 27910 SE Dee Street in Boring.

On the afternoon of the 31st the victim, an adult male, found a vehicle that he wanted to purchase on Craigslist. He communicated with the seller via telephone and they agreed to meet at a gas station in Boring after the seller got off work in the late evening. The buyer/victim agreed to bring the purchase amount in cash.

The vehicle plate was on the Craigslist advertisement. A check of that plate and the vehicle description match a stolen vehicle from Clackamas County Oregon VBW632. The victim was not aware of the stolen vehicle information.

When the victim and his family arrived at the gas station at about 10:30 pm the seller called and told him to drive to "his" nearby home at 27910 SE Dee Street. When the victim arrived in the area he noticed that the home was dark. They stopped in front of the home and when they did so were confronted with two armed men with semi-automatic handguns. One of the suspects pressed the handgun into the victim's forehead and demanded the money. He then tried to pull the victim through the window of the car. The other suspect tried to open the driver's door. The victims were able to drive away and immediately call 911. The suspects did not obtain the cash from the victim.

The suspects are described only as two white males, possibly in their 20's, wearing dark clothing and dark masks.

Multiple units including a police canine unit responded, but the suspects were not located.

It was discovered that the home where the victim had been directed is abandonded.

At this time the victims are not prepared to speak with the media. Should this change, we will communicate their contact information via press release.

As of the time of this press release the vehicle is still listed as being stolen. Anyone seeing the vehicle should contact 911.

Detectives are working on leads assoicated with this case.

Anybody purchasing items via Craigslist or other Internet sites should excercise extreme caution in meeting the other party. Meetings should always occur in public places. Best locations have video surveillance and high volumes of traffic. Cash transactions present additional danger. Craigslist has recommendations about safety: https://www.craigslist.org/about/safety. Craigslist also has recommendations about avoiding scams: https://www.craigslist.org/about/scams.

We would appreciate any tips or similar instances regarding this case by using the CCSO Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the new online email form.
Fatal Motorcycle Crash - 08/01/14
On 7-31-14 at about 2:44 in the afternoon deputies responded to a report of a motocycle crash on Sunnybrook Road east of Interstate 205. The reports from witnesses were that the motorcycle was travelling at about 100 miles per hour before crashing. Additionally witnesses reported that the motorcylist who crashed was racing with another motorcycle, which did not remain at the scene.

Deputies from Clackamas County Sheriff and Happy Valley Police responded until the investigation was taken over by the Clackamas County Crash Reconstruction and Forensics Team. Sunnybrook Road was closed with assistance from the Clackamas County Road Department from Sunnyside Road to I-205 for several hours to allow for the investigation to be completed.

The motorcyclist who crashed was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

An autopsy performed determined that the cause of death to the motorcyclist was multiple traumatic injuries.

The deceased has been identified as:

Robert James Jones
Age 38
Gresham

Mr. Jones' driving record does not reflect a motorcycle endorsement.
CRAFT continues to conduct their investigation. Actual speeds and other factors in the crash cannot be determined until the investigation has been completed.

The second motorcyclist that was reported to be racing with the deceased has not been identified and what culpability they might have in this crash is not known at this time.

If you have any information regarding this case or any criminal activity, please contact the Sheriff's Office using our Tip Line -- by calling (503) 723-4949 or using the online email form. Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case # 14-20772.
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Melee Leads to 3 Arrests At Clackamas Apartment Complex (Photo) - 08/01/14
On 8-1-14 at about one fifteen in the morning deputies with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office along with officers from Happy Valley, Milwaukie, and Gladstone police responded to a report of a large fight at the Greenleaf Apartments at 8640 SE Causey in unincorporated Happy Valley.

The investigation revealed that the aggressors had assaulted several victims by various means including blows, pepper spray, and even biting.

The aggressors were all arrested and have been identified as:

Quiness L. Hall Age 20
Quinneisha L. Hall Age Age 26
and a 16 year old relative of the two adults.

All were lodged on charges of assault in the 3rd degree, disorderly conduct, and unlawful use of tear gas or mace. Quiness and Quinneisha were lodged at the Clackamas County Jail while the juvenile was turned over to juveniel authorities.