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Damascus Crash
Damascus Crash
Deputy Injured During Traffic Crash in Damascus (Photo) - 08/30/15
On August 30, 2015 at about 6:50 AM, a Deputy Sheriff with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) was involved in an on-duty traffic crash on SE Hwy 212 near SE Rust Way in Damascus.

The preliminary investigation revealed an 18-year-old man, who drove a Subaru sedan, traveled on Hwy 212 on his way home after staying awake most of the night. The Subaru driver veered out of his lane and collided with a CCSO patrol car near the front driver side wheel as it traveled in the opposite direction.

The CCSO Deputy, Garrett Grimm, was transported to a local hospital where he was diagnosed with a hairline fracture to his left fibula and facial lacerations likely from glass broken during the crash. Deputy Grimm has since been released from the hospital and is recovering at home. Deputy Grimm has worked for the CCSO as a Deputy assigned to the Patrol Division since September 2014.

The Subaru driver was also transported to a local hospital as a precaution, but he did not have any apparent injuries.

The crash was witnessed by two other Deputies who traveled a short distance behind Deputy Grimm and they rendered care to both drivers until medical personnel arrived.

The investigation revealed the Subaru driver was not impaired, but his fatigued driving likely caused him to leave his lane of travel and crash into the CCSO patrol car. The Oregon State Police responded to investigate the crash and were assisted on scene by CCSO Deputies assigned to the Criminal Reconstruction and Forensic Team (CRAFT).

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office would like to remind everyone of the dangers of fatigued or drowsy driving as it has been shown to mimic the effects of impaired driving. More information on fatigued or drowsy driving can be found at
Attached Media Files: Damascus Crash
Matvey Booking Picture
Matvey Booking Picture
PA Man Arrested for Exposing Himself on Boeckman Creek Trail (Photo) - 08/26/15
On 8-24-15 at about 6 p.m.Wilsonville Police deputies responded to a call of a male exposing himself to adult females and a child along the Boeckman Creek Trail in Wilsonville. The deputies located a man matching the description of the suspect given by the victims some distance away along the trail. Deputies identified the subject as Scott Matvey, age 40, from Pittsburgh, PA. Matvey had a non-extraditable warrant for similar behavior in Pennsylvania.

Detectives were called in to assist with the investigation. It was learned that Matvey had been living in a tent in the woods near Boones Ferry Road and Prahl Road south of the Willamette River. Mr. Matvey was interviewed and admitted to having masturbated in the presence of the victims that had made the original report.

Mr. Matvey was transported to the Clackamas County Jail and lodged on a single count of public indecency. His bail has been set at $50,000.

Investigators are concerned about the suspect's behavior and the possibility that there are other victims in the area who might have observed similar behavior but did not report to the police. Detectives would like to hear from those victims by having them call police dispatch at 503-655-8211. Anyone seeing this type of behavior should call 911 immediately.

Deputies believe that the quick reporting and accurate description provided by the victims were keys to locating this suspect.
Attached Media Files: Matvey Booking Picture , Matvey Picture
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Cadets
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Cadets
Sheriff's Office Cadets excel in 'Officer Survival' at 2015 Law Enforcement Challenge; video available (Photo) - 08/18/15

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Cadets participated in the Law Enforcement Challenge (LEC) -- held July 30 to August 2, 2015 at the Oregon National Guard Base, Camp Rilea in Warrenton, OR.

This year's competition attracted 193 cadets from 14 different law-enforcement agencies from across Oregon and Washington.

The Law Enforcement Challenge ( ) 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 -- as well as 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 took first place overall in "Officer Survival." Points for officer survival are awarded during each scenario; at the end of the LEC competition the agency with the highest overall average wins this award.

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Cadets also took third place overall in event scores. Hillsboro PD Cadets took first place overall, and Portland Police Cadets East Precinct took second.


The Cadet program at Clackamas County is a volunteer program for young men and women ages 15-21 who are interested in careers in law enforcement. Cadets participate in ride-alongs with deputies, train for events (including the LEC) and volunteer thousands of hours doing community service across Clackamas County every year. The Cadets also hold 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 Sheriff's Office Cadet Program, click here:

 Learning lessons at a
Learning lessons at a "Safety Street" stop.
Sheriff's Office, 'Safety Street' return to Clackamas County Fair Aug. 18-23 (Photo) - 08/17/15
"Safety Street" returns to the Clackamas County Fair this week (Tuesday-Sunday, Aug. 18-23) -- offering everyone the opportunity to have fun while learning about safety.

Children and adults can talk to safety professionals and participate in interactive learning activities -- including the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office "Mik & Nero Detective Game" and "Fatal Vision Goggles" that simulate intoxication.

Among the events, guests and activities slated for the "Safety Street" booth on the Fairgrounds:

- Clackamas Safe Communities is back with "Safety Street" -- its highly popular driving course for children 8 years and under. The driving course will run every day of the Fair.

In "Safety Street" -- a mainstay at the fair since 2005 -- young "drivers" are assigned pedal cars and drive on a simulated city street, accompanied by a parent or adult. Adults ask age-appropriate questions to the children as they "drive" past each station. The stations include traffic-safety messages about school zones, railroad crossings, and stop signs. Parents are encouraged to incorporate their own safety messages into the ride. Once children complete the course, they're issued a "Junior Drivers' License."

- Also be sure to pick up the free "Mik & Nero" crime-prevention comics and activity books for kids ( ), available at the Sheriff's Office booth throughout the Fair.

For more information on the Clackamas County Fair, and a full schedule, click here:

ODOT truck with sign
ODOT truck with sign
UPDATE: 'Memorial Highway Sign' for fallen Deputy Jimmy Shoop posted where he died in 1981 (Photo) - 08/13/15

This morning (Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015), ODOT posted the Memorial Highway Sign for Deputy Jimmy Lee Shoop at Orient Drive and Kelso Road near Sandy.

Video shot while the ODOT crew worked is available online at the following locations:



A photo is also attached.


EARLIER (MAY 11, 2015) -- 'Memorial Highway Sign' unveiled for fallen Deputy Jimmy Shoop; to be posted where he died in 1981

In a special ceremony in Salem on Tuesday, May 5, ODOT and the Oregon Law Enforcement Memorial Trust unveiled a Memorial Highway Sign for Clackamas County Deputy J immy Lee Shoop (1947-1981). Deputy Shoop died in the line of duty on November 7, 1981, when his patrol car was rammed by a drunk driver while Shoop was responding to an accident.

A photo of the memorial highway sign is attached. It will be posted on Orient Drive, where Deputy Shoop died.

Video of testimony in support of Oregon House Concurrent Resolution 4 -- which led to creation of the sign -- can be found here, along with an interview by Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts of Deputy Shoop's twin sister Janet Morland:

You can learn more about the resolution here:

A "Survivor's Luncheon" for family members and sign-presentation ceremony were held at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) in Salem on Tuesday, May 5, as part of a larger Law Enforcement Memorial observance. Among those in attendance during the day were Deputy Shoop's twin sister Janet Morland, Jimmy Shoop's youngest child Ryan Shoop, Oregon Governor Kate Brown, Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts, Oregon Law Enforcement Memorial Trust Chair Mary Nunnenkamp, our Honor Guard, and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Posse.

Photos from the day are attached.

Deputy Shoop 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 attached.

The remembrance will continue this week at the annual Clackamas Law Enforcement Memorial service -- set for Wednesday May 13 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. Media outlets can contact PIO Sgt. Nate Thompson if they'd like to cover the May 13 ceremony.


- Jimmy Shoop (Marine Unit boat) --

- Clackamas County Sheriff's Posse at Shoop sign unveiling event --

- (l-r) Sheriff Craig Roberts, Deputy Shoop's twin sister Janet Morland, Jimmy Shoop's youngest child Ryan Shoop, and Lt. Shane Strangfield at the DPSST unveiling of Deputy Shoop's memorial highway sign. --

- Deputy Jimmy Shoop --

- Jimmy Shoop honored at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC --

- (l-r) Sheriff Craig Roberts, Deputy Shoop's twin sister Janet Morland, Oregon Governor Kate Brown, and Jimmy Shoop's youngest child Ryan Shoop --

Suspect collage
Suspect collage
Suspect believed to be woman wearing mustache robs U.S. Bank; tips sought (Photo) - 08/12/15
Please refer to CCSO Case # 15-21713.

At 3:37 p.m. on Wednesday, August 12, 2015, a suspect believed to be a woman wearing a fake mustache robbed the U.S. Bank at the 11300 block of SE 82nd Ave.

The suspect presented a note demanding money and threatened the use of a bomb. No weapons or bombs were seen, although the suspect did have a backpack with her.

The suspect left on foot northbound on SE 82nd and was last seen near SE Causey Blvd.

The suspect was described by most witnesses as a Hispanic female with dark hair tucked into a red Cincinnati Red's hat (red with a white C). She was approximately 5 foot 3 inches tall and described as thin, weighing about 100 pounds. She was wearing a black long sleeved shirt, black saggy pant and had a black backpack.

The woman was also described as wearing a thin mustache. Witnesses described the mustache as appearing to be fake.

(Please keep in mind that some witnesses described the suspect as a feminine-looking male, but most witnesses said the suspect appeared to be a female wearing a disguise.)

The suspect was also described as having an East Coast accent.

Surveillance photos of the suspect are attached.

No further details are available at this time.

Any additional tips regarding this robbery can be called in using the Sheriff's Office Tip Line at (503) 723-4949, or by using the online e-mail form at . Please refer to CCSO Case # 15-21713.
Attached Media Files: Suspect collage
Stolen Navy bag/uniform
Stolen Navy bag/uniform
Sheriff's Office recovers bewildering cache of stolen items from Oak Grove address; 3 arrested; additional tips sought (Photo) - 08/10/15
Please reference CCSO Case #15-20394

At about 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Property Crimes Unit conducted a search of a residence at 5028 SE El Centro Way as part of a long-term investigation of burglaries and stolen property associated with persons who live at the residence.

The Clackamas County inter-agency SWAT Team executed a search warrant, and investigators from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Oregon State Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Clackamas County Parole and Probation conducted the search -- making 3 arrests and recovering a bewildering array of stolen items.

The Aug. 7 search warrant came following the Sheriff's Office's receipt of dozens of complaints from neighbors, as well as contacts by Sheriff's Office Patrol deputies regarding stolen property. Using information from citizens and other sources, investigators were able to develop information that led to obtaining a search warrant for the residence.

When authorities searched the address, they discovered a seemingly random collection of stolen items -- including a former Navy corpsman's seabag and uniforms, a coin-operated carousel, an electric pottery wheel, a bicycle, a chainsaw, boxed tile and other tiling supplies, lighting, a garden hose, and power- and hand tools.

Authorities made 3 arrests during the raid: Shane Roundy, age 26; Amanda McFarland, age 24; and Dan "Pops" Wolf, age 58. They were booked into the Clackamas County Jail on warrants or probation violations. Booking photos are attached.

As the investigation progresses, charges related to theft will be forwarded to the Clackamas County District Attorney's Office.

A tow truck responded to retrieve the stolen carousel because of the size of the item.

Many of the items -- including the Navy corpsman's seabag -- have already been returned to their owners.

The single bicycle that was recovered was positively identified as being stolen, because the victim had provided the serial number to the Milwaukie Police when the report was taken. There were dozens of additional bicycles in the home in various stages of disassembly -- leading investigators to suspect that many of the other bicycles and frames were stolen as well -- but because the serial numbers were not in the national crime information database, they could not be recovered. This serial-number shortcoming points out the importance of recording serial numbers to be reported to the police should an item be stolen.

Photos and video from the scene are attached.


The Sheriff's Office is looking for additional information on this string of burglaries. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at . Please reference CCSO Case #15-20394

Hazmat team investigates suspicious letter; investigation turned over to FBI, OSP (Photo) - 08/06/15
At 10 a.m. this morning (Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015), a Clackamas County Sheriff's Office employee working in the mailroom noticed a suspicious letter.

The mailroom is located in Oregon City near the Clackamas County Jail, in a separate building from the main Sheriff's Office headquarters. This building is deigned to sort mail in a secure environment with proper ventilation. If anything suspicious is located, only this building has to be evacuated, not the Sheriff's Office or the Jail.

The suspicious letter was similar to other letters sent to sheriff's offices around the state. Similar letters have been turned over to the FBI after a person who opened one of the letters had to be hospitalized. Investigators told us no substances have been found in any of the letters. However, due to concerns arising from that single hospitalization and the possibility of a copycat, the Sheriff's Office chose to exercise caution and contacted the Hazardous Material Response Team.

Oregon City Police and the Clackamas Fire District #1 Hazardous Material Response Team ( ) responded to the scene.

Hazmat personnel tested the area and the letter, and found no substance of concern.

The letter was secured in a hazardous-materials bag and will be turned over to the Oregon State Police.

The postmark on the letter was July 25 -- the same as the other suspicious letters sent around the state. There was a forwarding sticker on the letter. The Sheriff's Office recently changed its mailing address so that all mail goes to the secure location.

No employees were injured. The investigation has been turned over to the FBI and the Oregon State Police.