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UPDATE: Sheriff's Office, Molalla Fire respond to house fire w/ two fatalities on Leabo Rd; Victim Names (Photo) - 05/20/16
Family notifications have been completed in the double fatality fire on Leabo Road. The fatalities are identified as:

Ross, Philip Halord 11-9-27

McGraw, Joshua Daniel 8-3-89

The cause of death in both cases is believed to be a combination of factors associated with the fire. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the origin of the fire.


Thursday, May 19, 2016, 10:30 a.m.)

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office detectives responded to the fire scene -- and have now turned the fire-scene investigation over to the Oregon State Fire Marshal and Molalla Fire.


EARLIER (Thursday, May 19, 2016, 9:12 a.m.)

This morning (Thursday, May 19, 2016), Molalla Fire personnel and Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a house fire with two fatalities on the 13800 block of S. Leabo Rd. in Molalla.

Information is still developing on the fire. Updates to come.

Media staging area is the Molalla RFPD Fire Station 85 at S. Sawtell Rd. and S. Hibbard Rd. in Molalla. Map to location:


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Attached Media Files: MolallaFireResponse.jpeg
UPDATE w/ B-ROLL LINK -- 'CLIFF' FINDS NEW HOME: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office rescues dog from cliff on Clackamas River; seeking public's help to find dog's owner (Photo) - 05/19/16
UPDATE (Thursday, May 19, 2016) -- 'CLIFF' FINDS NEW HOME

Today (Thursday, May 19, 2016), the dog rescued from a cliff on May 8 by our Marine Unit found a new home.

The dog -- appropriately named "Cliff" by employees at Clackamas County Dog Services -- was picked up by his new owners today.

After searching for any current owner for Cliff, Clackamas County Dog Services put him up for adoption. He quickly found a new home thanks to Mikayla and Reggie, who kindly let us film the pickup and interview them on Facebook Live here (apologies for the sound issue, but video is usable):

A few seconds of additional B-roll of Cliff during the pickup can be found here:

Photos of Cliff and his new owners are attached. We're delighted this story has a happy ending.


EARLIER (May 8, 2016) -- Clackamas County Sheriff's Office rescues dog from cliff on Clackamas River; seeking public's help to find dog's owner

At about 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 8, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office was notified of a dog in distress and stuck on a cliff on the Clackamas River, about one mile downriver from Barton Park.

A passing rafter on the river located the dog and called 911 -- stating the dog was about 30 feet down on a 100-foot-tall cliff.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol launched their boat at Carver Park and drove upriver, where they located the dog.

The dog had somehow managed to get stuck on the steep cliff, and was unable to climb back up or climb down.

Sheriff's Office deputies had to climb the very steep and slippery embankment to rescue the dog. The Sheriff's Office was then able bring the dog safely down to the river's edge, where they were able to load it onto the boat and bring it safely to the boat launch.

The Sheriff's Office attempted to locate the owner of the dog -- without success -- by checking with numerous residents along SE. Hwy 224 between the town of Carver and Barton Park.

The Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help to find the dog's rightful owner.

The dog is described as an older male, large build, possibly a Rottweiler and Blue Heeler mix with no collar. Photos of the dog are attached.

The dog was transported to the Clackamas County Dog Shelter.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and Clackamas County Dog Services are seeking the public's help. If you know the dog or know the owners please have them contact Clackamas County Dog Services at 503-655-8628 or the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office at 503-785-5000.

Please refer to CCSO Case # 16-12413.


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Law Enforcement Memorial Plaza: Concept Rendering 2
Law Enforcement Memorial Plaza: Concept Rendering 2
'Memorial Highway Sign' for fallen Deputy Bill Bowman unveiled in Salem; video available (Photo) - 05/05/16
Video of sign-unveiling ceremony (.m4v format):

In a special ceremony in Salem on Tuesday, May 3, ODOT and the Oregon Law Enforcement Memorial Trust unveiled a Memorial Highway Sign for Clackamas County Deputy Bill Bowman. Deputy Bowman died at age 36 during a training accident at Camp Rilea on Sept. 12, 2000.

A photo of the memorial highway sign is attached. The sign will be posted by ODOT at a location to be determined.

Video of the sign-unveiling ceremony (.m4v format) can be downloaded from this Dropbox address:

The sign-presentation ceremony was held at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) in Salem on Tuesday, May 4, in the Hall of Heroes, as part of a larger Law Enforcement Memorial observance that included a "Survivor's Luncheon" for family members. Among those in attendance during the presentation were Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts and members of Deputy Bowman's family, including his mother Billie Jo Bowman, widow Corrie Bowman-Gosse and daughters Lauren Bowman and Grace Bowman.

Photos from the day are attached to this release.

Deputy Bowman is also honored with a memorial bench at the Sheriff's Office North Station and a Marine Unit patrol boat christened in his memory. A photo of the boat is also attached.


The remembrance will continue this week at the annual Clackamas Law Enforcement Memorial service -- set for Wednesday May 11 at 1 p.m. at the Sheriff's Office Brooks Building (9101 SE Sunnybrook Blvd., Clackamas, OR 97015). Attendees will honor fallen law enforcement officers and their survivors for all agencies in Clackamas County. The ceremony will be followed by a groundbreaking and ribbon-cutting for the Law Enforcement Memorial Plaza, which is scheduled to be completed at the Brooks Building this fall. An artist's rendering of the planned Memorial Plaza is attached.

Media outlets can contact PIO Sgt. Brian Jensen at if they'd like to cover the May 11 ceremony.


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'Click It or Ticket' logo
'Click It or Ticket' logo
Sheriff's Office joins nationwide 'Click It or Ticket' campaign May 16-29 (Photo) - 05/04/16
From May 16-29, 2016, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office will join law-enforcement agencies across the state and country to participate in the national "Click It or Ticket" campaign in an effort to save lives through increased seat-belt use.

This enforcement period comes ahead of the Memorial Day holiday -- one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.

According to research conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), while 88.5 percent of passenger vehicle occupants buckled up in 2015, almost 50 percent of occupants of fatal crashes nationwide are not restrained. In some states, the rate is as high as 70 percent unrestrained in fatal crashes. This fact gravely highlights the need for increased enforcement and awareness of seat belt use.

This year, NHTSA is aiming to increase campaign participation even more by coordinating a "Coast to Coast" seat belt enforcement effort -- to include all law enforcement around specific interstate corridors.

Time after time, we see the deadly results that come from drivers and passengers refusing to wear a seat belt. Wearing a seat belt is one of the most important steps in increasing survivability in a crash. Our job is to stop those who are not buckled up, and to keep them from repeating this potentially deadly mistake.

In 2014, nearly half of the 21,022 passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes were unrestrained, according to NHTSA. During the nighttime hours of 6 p.m. to 5:59 a.m., that number increased to 57 percent of those killed. Law enforcement agencies will write citations day and night, with a zero-tolerance approach.

Hundreds of thousands of citizens will be traveling this Memorial Day weekend, as well as throughout the summer vacation season. The Sheriff's Office joins agencies across the nation in wanting to make sure that people are buckling up to keep themselves and their families safe. It is the greatest defense in a vehicle crash.

For more information on the Click It or Ticket campaign, please visit .


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Attached Media Files: 'Click It or Ticket' logo
Deputy Robby Nashif
Deputy Robby Nashif
Deputy Nashif receives Purple Heart for accident that nearly took his life one year ago; interviews, video available (Photo) - 05/04/16
Tomorrow (Thursday, May 5, 2016) marks the one-year anniversary of the crash that nearly took Clackamas County Sheriff's Deputy Robby Nashif's life in Oregon City.

On May 5, 2015, Deputy Nashif was riding his motorcycle when he was struck by an oncoming SUV on South Holly Lane just east of Highway 213. Nashif nearly lost his leg in the accident and suffered-life threatening injuries.

At its recent Awards Ceremony, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office presented Deputy Nashif with its Purple Heart -- an honor given to an employee who sustains serious physical injury or death while taking proper law-enforcement action.

Deputy Nashif is well into his recovery, and returned to work several months ago. Recently, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Public Information Unit sat down with Deputy Nashif to talk about the crash that almost took his life, the person that helped save him, and the inner strength that sustains him.

The resulting video is here:

You can also download the video as an .mp4 from this Dropbox address:

Our original press release on the accident (with sound-bite interviews with his fellow motorcycle deputies) is here:

For interviews with Deputy Nashif, please contact Sgt. Brian Jensen, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office PIO, at


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Attached Media Files: Deputy Robby Nashif
Brian Woldrich
Brian Woldrich
UPDATE:HIKER LOCATED-Search and Rescue Deputies Respond to Lost Hiker on Mount Hood (Photo) - 05/03/16
UPDATE: On 5-3-16 at about 1:25am, search and rescue personnel located and made contact with Mr. Woldrich. Searchers are currently walking Mr. Woldrich back to the command post. Mr. Woldrich is reported to be in good condition.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office would like to thank everyone who helped the search reach this successful outcome.


On 05-02-16 at about 4:30pm, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office was contacted about a lost hiker in the Hidden Lakes area on Mt. Hood. Brian Woldrich, a 49 year old man from Welches, OR had phoned his mother to let her know he had become lost and had been trying to find his way for several hours.

Deputies from the Clackamas County Search and Rescue Unit, along with members of Mountain Wave Search and Rescue and Pacific Northwest Search and Rescue groups responded to the area to assist with locating Mr. Woldrich.

Initial information indicates Mr. Woldrich was out on a day hike in the Hidden Lake area. While hiking, he lost sight of the established trail in a snowfield. Mr. Woldrich attempted to reacquire the trail, but was unable to. He followed a small creek down the mountain to a larger stream of water, but was still unable to find his way back to an established trail.
Searchers were able to locate the general area Mr. Woldrich was in, and made audible contact with him through the use of signaling whistles at about 2200 hrs. Mr. Woldrich's location was near a large stream or river with high banks and surrounding cliffs. Searchers have not been able to reach Mr. Woldrich because of these environmental hazards, in the dark of the night, nor has Mr. Woldrich been able to reach the searchers.

To insure the safety of everyone involved, and after talking with Mr. Woldrich, the decision was made to pause operations until daylight. Mr. Woldrich is reported to be in good spirits and uninjured.

Active rescue operations will continue in the morning. Additional updates will be disseminated when available.
Attached Media Files: Brian Woldrich
Deputies Rescue Two Lost Teens Near Canby - 05/03/16
On 05-02-16 a 16 year old male and an 18 year old male left on their bikes for a day of fishing on the Molalla River. At approximately 9:30pm, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office received a phone call from one of the males, indicating it had gotten dark and they were lost.

The two fishermen were unsure where they were at. After following a trail on their bicycles, they made their way through thick brush to reach the river. When attempting to find their way back, the thick brush precluded their ability to find the trail leading out.

Deputies from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Patrol Division were the first to respond, and were able to narrow down the fishermen's' location to an area near the confluence of the Molalla and Willamette rivers. Clackamas County Search and Rescue personnel activated members of Pacific Northwest Search and Rescue group and Mountain Wave Search and Rescue group to execute a search and rescue operation.

Just before 2:00am, searchers located the fishermen, who were reportedly cold and hungry, but in good health otherwise. The searchers are currently hydrating and feeding the fishermen and then will escort them back to the known world. Rescue operations are expected to be completed within another hour.

Names are not being released at this time, pending family notifications.
Firearm used
Firearm used
Deputies Respond to Domestic in Rural Estacada with Shots Fired (Photo) - 05/03/16
On 05-02-16 at about 4 pm, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a domestic disturbance involving a gun in the 40000 block of SE George Rd., which is in in the unincorporated area of Clackamas County, outside of Estacada. Multiple gunshots were reported to have been fired.

A single suspect was identified as Lynn Hakala, a 54 year old woman from Estacada. Three other residents, including the suspect's two 18 year old daughters, were able to escape from the property and meet with Deputies to describe what happened.

The exact nature of the disturbance is unclear; however it is reported to stem from a conflict in living arrangements in the household. The suspect allegedly fired several rounds from a handgun as she demanded the other residents get off the property.

The suspect surrendered to Deputies at the scene, and was taken into custody without incident. She was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail, charged with Menacing, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and two counts of Harassment. Total bail is set at $29,500.
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue on Mt. Hood **Update* - 05/01/16

The lost hiker has found his way to safety. The hiker is not injured but tired. All rescuers are now coming of the mountain. No further updates to follow.


On May 1, 2016, at approximately 0943hrs Clackamas County Sheriff's Office received a report of a lost hiker on Mt. Hood. Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue personnel have been in contact via a cell phone with the lost hiker, a 24 year old male from Vancouver WA, who indicated that he is not injured, just exhausted. CCSO Search and Rescue personnel, along with Portland Mountain Rescue and Mt. Wave Search and Rescue are currently working together to locate and escort the hiker to safety. Updates to follow.

**Media staging area is Timberline Lodge parking lot**
UPDATE w/ BOOKING PHOTO: Deputies intervene in attempted open-air safecracking; safe stolen from OC Preschool (Photo) - 04/28/16
[UPDATE: A booking photo of Darryl Aaron Tasco is attached. Total bail is set at $22,500.]

At about 11:57 a.m. on Thursday, April 28, 2016, Clackamas County Justice Court employees were outside their building on the east side of the Clackamas Town Center property. While they were outside, the employees observed suspicious behavior by a subject near the bike path that runs parallel to I-205.

The subject appeared to be breaking into a safe. In the open air. By the bike path.

The Justice Court employees summoned Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Deputy Middleton, who is assigned to provide security at Justice Court.

Deputy Middleton directed Patrol deputies to the area, where they discovered the subject.

Deputies apprehended the individual -- and found that the subject was, in fact, breaking into a safe.

As this incident was underway, Oregon City Police Officer Crivellone was clearing a call of a burglary from the Oregon City Preschool, located at 718 6th Street in Oregon City. Officer Crivellone heard the call over the shared radio channel used by many Clackamas County police agencies -- and quickly realized that the safe found outdoors sounded like the safe reported stolen from an overnight burglary for which he had just taken a call.

Further investigation by deputies and officers revealed that the safe along the bike path was the same that had been stolen from the school.

Arrested was Darryl Aaron Tasco, 55, of Delaware. Tasco was booked into the Clackamas County Jail on charges of Burglary in the Second Degree and Theft in the Second Degree. Tasco is also being detained on a fugitive warrant.

Photos of the arrest area and a checkbook retrieved from the stolen safe are attached.

Please reference CCSO Case # 16-1416 and OCPD Case # 16-11377


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