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Town Hall on mail theft, identity theft set for April 26 at Riverside Elementary - 04/18/18

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and DA's Office will join forces on Thursday, April 26 to host a town hall to discuss the recent rise in mail/package theft and identity theft.

This Oak Grove/Jennings Lodge Town Hall is set for Thursday, April 26th at 6:30 p.m. at Riverside Elementary (16303 SE River Rd., Oak Grove).

Highlights of the town hall will include:

  • A postal inspector discussing how to prevent mail theft and identity theft, as well as what to do if you're a victim
  • An update on our Neighborhood Livability Project, a multi-agency initiative addressing problem houses in Clackamas County
  • An update on the Trolley Trail Watch
  • Discussion of any new issues of note in the Oak Grove/Jennings Lodge area

Invite a neighbor!

For more information on the Town Hall, contact Crime Prevention Officer Sara McClurg at 503-785-5077 or amcc@clackamas.us">saramcc@clackamas.us.

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Sheriff's Office continues enhanced DUII patrols in April - 04/17/18

This April the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office continues to provide increased patrols focused on reducing impaired-driver crashes.

These increased patrols have been getting results: In March, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s removed 44 suspected impaired drivers from the roadway.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2014 there were 9,967 people killed as a result of impaired driving crashes. This staggering statistic amounts to one alcohol-impaired traffic fatality every 53 minutes. Nationally, impaired driver crashes accounted for 31 percent of traffic fatalities in 2014.

The enhanced Sheriff’s Office DUII patrols are designed to help the public avoid these completely preventable tragedies.

The Sheriff's Office also reminds people to exercise extreme caution if using impairing substances while navigating the county's waterways -- and if you do use an impairing substance, please have a sober driver and boat operator.

Everyone can play a role in preventing impaired drivers. If you witness impaired driving, don’t hesitate to report it to your local authorities -- it may save a life.

Please enjoy your time with friends and family as spring weather begins to improve -- and please drive safe and sober.

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Sheriff's Office seeks tips to locate owner of ram found tangled in wire fence, possibly abandoned (Photo) - 04/17/18

Please reference CCSO Case # 18-011169

The Sheriff's Office is seeking tips as it works to find the owner of a ram found tangled in a shrub and wire fence on a possibly abandoned property off SE Hwy. 212 in Boring.

Just after 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, deputies responded to an address on the 27000 block of SE Hwy. 212 in Boring to investigate a report of an abandoned animal. The caller reported seeing an animal -- possibly a goat or sheep -- tied to a fence with no food or shelter at the seemingly abandoned property.

Deputies arrived on scene and located the animal -- which turned out to be a hair sheep ram.

The animal was in dire straits. It was lying on its side, shivering, surrounded by feces, with its right front leg trapped in a small shrub and its horns entangled in a wire fence. The ram had apparently been in that position for some time. An ear tag on the ram had the serial number OR03549 0003.

Deputies freed the ram and found it unable to stand, requiring immediate medical care. A veterinarian was called to the scene. She administered care -- and agreed to keep the ram at Eagle Fern Equine Hospital on a temporary basis until it could be placed with a rescue or new owner. Deputies transported the ram to the equine hospital.

Deputies also checked the property for an owner, but were unable to locate anyone. The property appeared to be uninhabited.

The unlucky ram has been treated and is now safely in foster care.

The Sheriff's Office is pursuing an animal-neglect case -- and needs the public's help to find the ram's owner.

Photos of the ram during and after its rescue are attached.

ADDITIONAL TIPS SOUGHT

Anyone with information on the ram's owner is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office Tip Line — by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at https://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp . Please reference CCSO Case # 18-011169.

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Booking photo: Jesus Ascencio Molina
Booking photo: Jesus Ascencio Molina
UPDATED w/ VICTIM ID: Happy Valley PD investigates nail-gun assault at construction site (Photo) - 04/17/18

Please reference CCSO Case # 18-010970


UPDATE (Tuesday, April 17, 2018) -- VICTIM NAME

The victim in this incident can now be identified as Andres C. Marcelo, 24, of Wood Village. He is currently listed in stable condition at the hospital. The victim is requesting NO media interviews at this time.


EARLIER (Saturday, April 14) -- ARREST MADE IN NAIL-GUN ATTACK; SUSPECT HELD ON ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGE

In the early morning on Saturday, April 14, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Jesus Ascencio Molina, 24, for the attempted murder of one of his co-workers in yesterday’s nail-gun attack.

Molina's booking photo is attached, and his complete booking info can be found here: https://web3.clackamas.us/roster/#inmates He is currently lodged in Clackamas County Jail on one charge of Assault I and one charge of Attempted Murder. His bail is set at $250,000.


EARLIER (April 13, 2018, 12:45 p.m.) -- Happy Valley Police investigate assault with nail gun at construction site

Just after 10 a.m. on Friday, April 13, 2018, Deputies contracted to the Happy Valley Police Department responded to assault at a house under construction on SE Tranquil St., near SE Morning Dew Rd. in Happy Valley.

One male construction worker was reportedly assaulted by another worker with a pneumatic framing nail gun.

The victim had multiple injuries from nail impacts, and was transported by Life Flight to an area hospital.

The suspect fled the scene on foot and has not been located at this time. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male with a medium build, wearing a camouflage jacket and blue jeans. The suspect was last seen running towards SE 172nd Ave.

Detectives from Happy Valley PD and the Clackamas County Major Crimes Team were called to the scene. Detectives are currently working to identify the suspect.

The suspect and victim know each other, and detectives do not believe there is a threat to the public at this time.

ADDITIONAL TIPS SOUGHT

The Sheriff's Office is seeking additional information in this case. 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 https://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp . Please reference CCSO Case # 18-010970.

Two Clackamas County cities -- Happy Valley and Wilsonville -- contract with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office to provide municipal police services.

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No-questions-asked 'Prescription Drug Take-Back' set for Saturday, April 28 (Photo) - 04/17/18

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, April 28, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Public Safety Training Center (12700 SE 82nd Ave., Clackamas, OR 97015). [ map: https://goo.gl/maps/1BbSLiNxRy22 ]

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's 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 April 30 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

This drug take-back is presented by the Sheriff's Office and Oak Lodge Water Services.

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

The flyer for the drug take-back is attached in JPG and PDF formats.

This drug take-back is part of the DEA's "National Prescription Drug Take Back Day" campaign. Learn more about the national effort -- and find additional drop-off locations -- at https://takebackday.dea.gov .

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MEDIA OPPORTUNITY: Sheriff's Office hosts 19th annual Child Abuse & Family Violence Summit April 17-20 (Photo) - 04/16/18

James Ian McGlothlin, 41, of Portland, was sentenced today to 28 years in federal prison followed by a life term of supervised release for the production of child pornography involving two very young children.

McGlothlin’s federal sentence will run concurrently with a sentence imposed in Clackamas County Circuit Court on March 2, 2018. McGlothlin was sentenced in Clackamas County to 225 months in prison after pleading guilty to three counts of first-degree sexual abuse stemming from his work with disabled children as an instructional assistant for the Oregon City School District.

As detailed in today's press release from the U.S. Dept. of Justice ( https://www.justice.gov/usao-or/pr/former-oregon-city-school-district-teaching-aid-sentenced-28-years-prison-production ), "Investigators first learned of McGlothlin’s actions while investigating an online bulletin board service used to advertise and distribute child pornography. On February 16, 2016, federal agents and members of the Interagency Child Exploitation Prevention Team (INTERCEPT) executed a search warrant at McGlothlin’s residence, where they seized computer equipment, phones, and other digital devices. Forensic examinations of the seized computers revealed thousands of files containing child pornography, including videos and images McGlothlin created himself. One of the victims was an infant. Another was a very young child. Investigators found evidence that McGlothlin sexually abused a number of disabled children he worked with as an instructional assistant in Oregon City. Investigators also found documents McGlothlin wrote which describe, in graphic detail, how he planned to, rehearsed, and sexually abused children."

The McGlothlin case is one of many that will be studied at the 2018 Child Abuse and Family Violence Summit -- which starts Tuesday, April 17 and ends Friday, April 20 at the Red Lion Hotel on the River in Portland, Oregon.

ABOUT THE CHILD ABUSE SUMMIT

The Summit was started in 2000 by Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts. At that time, he was a CCSO detective working child-abuse and child-homicide investigations. He realized they weren't isolated cases -- that instead we were facing a hidden epidemic of violence and abuse.

This led to the founding of the three-and-a-half-day multi-disciplinary conference -- designed for professionals working in the areas of investigations, interviewing, assessment, prosecution, and treatment of child abuse, neglect and domestic violence.

Last year, over 800 attendees, instructors and volunteers gathered from across the United States and around the world for the Summit.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS, AWARDS AND A SPECIAL CONCERT

Keynote speakers at this year's Summit include:

Matthew Sandusky -- In his Tuesday keynote "Undaunted," Sandusky will share his personal and powerful story of overcoming sexual abuse as a child. His presentation will empower the audience with knowledge about the grooming process -- and the telltale signs that can help identify abusers and those being abused. Sandusky is founder and executive director of Peaceful Hearts Foundation, was a victim of childhood sexual abuse from ages 8-17 at the hands of his adopted father, Jerry Sandusky. He is working to turn his traumatic personal experience into a mechanism to prevent childhood sexual abuse and help other survivors heal.

Gael B. Strack, Esq. -- In her Wednesday keynote "The History and Need for Strangulation Training," Strack will provide a national overview of our current understanding of non-fatal strangulation assaults. Police and prosecutors have only recently learned what survivors of non-fatal strangulation have known for years: Many domestic violence offenders and rapists do not strangle their partners to kill them; they strangle them to let them know they can kill them -- any time they wish.

Christopher F. Wilson, PhD. -- In his Thursday keynote "The Neurobiology of Trauma," Wilson will reveal how the brain responds to traumatic threats and high stress. Whether it’s understanding one’s own behavior in a high-stress or traumatic scenario, such as a shooting, or understanding the behavior of victims of crime, it all starts with understanding the brain.

Detective Kevin McNeil -- In his Friday keynote "Summoned: Why This Is More Than Just a Job!," McNeil will talk about the higher calling that is a career spent combatting abuse -- as well as the importance of providing a friendly, supportive environment for victims to talk about their abuse.

On Thursday morning, the Summit will present "Champions for Children" awards to Kelli Russell, Operations Manager at Safety Compass, and members of the Washington State Police Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force.

And on Wednesday night, the Summit will once again feature an exclusive concert for attendees featuring rising country star Jackson Michelson.

Photos of Michelson and the keynote speakers are attached.

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES

To set up interviews with professionals and speakers at the Child Abuse Summit, contact Communications Specialist Kim Lippert at t@clackamas.us">klippert@clackamas.us.

MORE INFORMATION

The Summit is hosted by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Child Abuse Team and the Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team (DVERT). The Summit's goal is to educate professionals on the complex issues associated with child abuse and family violence, to broaden each professional's knowledge base in multiple areas, and to increase understanding of the other agencies' roles and responsibilities.

The Summit is presented with the generous support of sponsors including the Oregon Children's Justice Act Task Force, the Oregon State Sheriffs' Association, SEARCH, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, the Clackamas County Peace Officers' Benevolent Foundation, the Oregon Dept. of Justice, the Clackamas County Multidisciplinary Team, the National Criminal Justice Training Center, Franz, and Bob's Red Mill.

Visit ChildAbuseSummit.com for more information -- including session descriptions, speakers and other activities.

Direct links to more info:

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News-release archive

Andrew Suchocki, M.D.,MPH, Medical Director at Clackamas County Health Centers
Andrew Suchocki, M.D.,MPH, Medical Director at Clackamas County Health Centers
Community Corrections incorporates new medication into its substance-abuse treatment -- with positive results; B-roll video available (Photo) - 04/12/18

Vivitrol, administered monthly, blocks opioid receptors in the brain, stopping cravings and interrupting the addiction cycle

B-ROLL VIDEO SOUND-BITES: Sheriff Roberts, Capt. Morrison, Dr. Suchocki (.m4v format)

The heroin epidemic has proven a difficult challenge -- state and local health departments report that medical emergencies and fatalities from opioid addiction are a daily occurrence.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently released a study with alarming new statistics about the opioid epidemic that claims the lives of 115 Americans each day.

Now Clackamas County is trying out a new medical tool -- Vivitrol -- to help curb drug cravings and keep those in recovery on track.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Community Corrections division is partnering with Clackamas County Public Health for a new pilot program -- one that integrates medication-assisted treatment into the county's Corrections Substance Abuse Program (CSAP).

The Corrections Substance Abuse Program has offered state-of-the-art drug treatment for many years. But CSAP administrators note that the opioid epidemic offers unique challenges to its recovering clients.

"We noticed that clients were taking much longer to recover than in the past, and they were relapsing more frequently," said Capt. Jenna Morrison, Community Corrections Director.

Research shows that medication-assisted treatment may offer addicts the best chance at recovery. And so Clackamas County Public Health partnered for a pilot project with Alkermes, the maker of Vivitrol, a medication that blocks opioid receptors in the brain, stopping cravings and interrupting the addiction cycle.

CSAP clients who are a part of the pilot project get an injection of Vivitrol once a month.

"When clients talk to us about the benefits of Vivitrol, they talk about how they have their lives back," said Andrew Suchocki, M.D.,MPH, Medical Director at Clackamas County Health Centers. "The cravings are gone and they feel like a regular person."

Brandin, a 24-year-old CSAP client, said Vivitrol has helped him tremendously. After injecting heroin for six years -- and battling an addiction so severe that he nearly died twice of overdoses -- he said he no longer has urges to use.

"The cravings just aren't there," said Riehle. "I feel like a normal person again, like I did before I started using."

Capt. Morrison said Vivitrol is not a substitute for traditional drug treatment. All clients enrolled in the pilot project that are receiving Vivitrol are also a part of CSAP, where they receive inpatient treatment for their drug addiction. "It's important to have the treatment component, because without it you are potentially setting people up for some serious failures," she said.

"Our goal is to impact the link between drug abuse and crime," said Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts. "By addressing drug addiction during incarceration, we release clean and sober individuals into the community. Our numbers demonstrate that most who graduate from our treatment program don't re-offend. Substance abuse treatment works -- it's changing lives and making our community safer."

B-ROLL VIDEO AVAILABLE: B-roll video with soundbites from Sheriff Roberts, Capt. Morrison and Dr. Suchocki can be downloaded here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/xlg4inxxzf0r45o/vivitrolsoundbites.m4v?dl=0

MEDIA INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY: To set up media interviews about the Vivitrol trial, contact Community Relations Specialist Kim Lippert at 503-785-5016 or t@clackamas.us">klippert@clackamas.us

Read the CDC Study, Overdose Deaths Involving Opioids, Cocaine, and Psychostimulants -- United States, 2015–2016, here: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/67/wr/mm6712a1.htm?s_cid=mm6712a1_w

Watch a Sheriff's Office video about CSAP here: https://youtu.be/hE3xMbm-zG4

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Shooting scene: police response
Shooting scene: police response
Sheriff's Office seeks public's help to locate attempted-murder suspect Jeramie Thomas; call 911 if seen (Photo) - 04/06/18

Please reference CCSO Case # 18-010203

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help to locate attempted-murder suspect Jeramie Thomas, who shot a man in the neck in Molalla on April 5. He is considered armed and dangerous -- if you see him, call 911.

Just after 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, Jeramie Wayne Thomas, 37, pulled an unknown-caliber handgun and shot victim Tihan "Tom" Mametieff in the neck during a confrontation at a residence located at 9981 S. Schneider Rd., outside Molalla. Thomas then fled the scene in a white Ford F150 with a canopy, license plate unknown.

Sheriff's Office deputies, detectives and CSI technicians responded to the area along with members of the Clackmas County Major Crimes Team (which includes personnel from the Clackamas County DA's Office, Canby PD, Molalla PD, Milwaukie PD, and Oregon City PD) to process the crime scene, search the property, and conduct interviews. Molalla Fire personnel also arrived at the scene to care for Mametieff, who was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment for a serious gunshot wound.

Thomas and Mametieff knew one another. Suspect Jeramie Thomas is a transient with a last known address in the Salem/Gervais area. Suspect description:

  • White male
  • Age: 37
  • 225 lbs.
  • 5'7" tall
  • Brown eyes
  • Transient -- last known address in Salem/Gervais area
  • Last seen driving white Ford F150 with canopy

Photos of Jeramie Wayne Thomas are attached, as are photos of police response at the crime scene.

TIPS SOUGHT

The Sheriff’s Office is seeking additional information in this case. Anyone with information on Jeramie Thomas' wherabouts is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at https://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp . Please reference CCSO Case # 18-010203.

Jeramie Wayne Thomas is considered armed and dangerous -- if you see him, call or text 911.

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Crawford booking photo
Crawford booking photo
Sheriff's Office investigates machete attack, car crash; suspect in custody; additional tips sought (Photo) *UPDATE* Machete photo, new details. - 04/05/18

*UPDATE 04-05-18 1:10 p.m.*  Machete photos, new details.

Detectives have learned that the intial assualt, where Mr. Anderson was attacked with the machete, was at a residence in the 18000 block of SE Rose St. prior to the traffic crash.

Pictures of the machete are attached.

ADDITIONAL TIPS, INFO SOUGHT

The Sheriff’s Office is seeking additional information in this case. Anyone with information on the crime or the events leading up to the machete attack is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at https://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp . Please reference CCSO Case # 18-010115. 

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Sheriff's Office investigates machete attack, car crash; suspect in custody; additional tips sought

Please reference CCSO Case # 18-010115

At approximately 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the area of SE Rose St. and SE Jennings Ave., in unincorporated Clackamas County, on a report of a traffic crash. Deputies were told that two males had been seen running from the crash scene and that one of the males was yelling that he had been shot. 

The situation grew more complicated as further reports came in and deputies responded to the area. Some reports claimed there was a bicyclist that had been run over; others reported that someone had been shot in the head. One report said the victim -- identified as Troy D. Anderson, 27, of Milwaukie -- was telling a caller he had been shot in the head.

Deputies arrived in the area and located Mr. Anderson in the area of SE Rose St. and SE Hull Ave. Mr. Anderson had crashed his car through a fence and into a tree in the front yard of a residence in the 18000 block of SE Rose St., exited his car, then ran from the crash scene several blocks. He was bleeding profusely from the head and had a substantial injury to his hand. Deputies rendered First Aid until medics arrived on-scene shortly after.

Deputies also located the suspect -- Timothy D. Crawford, 24, transient -- several blocks to the north of the crash scene and detained him.  Mr. Crawford was found to be in possession of a .45 caliber handgun.

Troy Anderson was transported to a local hospital to treat his severe injuries.  Sheriff's Office detectives responded to the hospital -- where they determined that Mr. Anderson had not been shot, but was in fact attacked with a machete.

Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators (CSI) responded to the area of SE Rose St. and SE Jennings Ave. and began to process the multiple crime scenes in this case (the initial assault scene, the traffic-crash scene, and the scene where the victim was located).  CSI technicians were able to locate numerous pieces of evidence -- including the machete believed to be used in the attack.

Following initial investigation, probable cause existed to arrest Timothy David Crawford on charges including:

-Felon in Possession of a Firearm

-Unlawful use of a Weapon

-Assault in the First Degree

-Attempted Murder

Bail was set at $320,000. Complete booking info is here: https://web3.clackamas.us/roster/#inmates A booking photo of Crawford is attached.

Crash-scene photos are attached.

ADDITIONAL TIPS, INFO SOUGHT

The Sheriff’s Office is seeking additional information in this case. Anyone with information on the crime or the events leading up to the machete attack is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at https://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp . Please reference CCSO Case # 18-010115. 

 

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Suspect sketch
Suspect sketch
Sheriff's Office releases suspect sketch, seeks tips in March 27 Mountain Air Motel armed robbery (Photo) - 04/05/18

Please reference CCSO Case # 18-009299

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is seeking tips from the public to help ID a man who robbed the Mountain Air Motel in Welches on Tuesday, March 27. A suspect sketch is attached.

At 3:28 a.m. on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, a Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputy responded to a reported robbery at the Mountain Air Motel (65500 E. Hwy 26, Welches). The motel manager told the deputy she had responded to a knock at the door, figuring it was someone wanting to rent a room. Instead she was confronted by an armed suspect who pointed a handgun at her and demanded money.

The manager handed the suspect a Clackamas County Bank bag containing cash and receipts. The suspect then reportedly took off running toward Highway 26 and fled the scene in a smaller car that sounded like it lacked a muffler.

Working with the victim, the Sheriff's Office Forensic Imaging Unit was able to produce a suspect sketch (attached). The suspect is further described as follows:

  • Light-skinned Hispanic male
  • Thin, bony nose
  • Dark-colored eyes
  • Age: Late 20s to 30s
  • Skinny build
  • Wearing: Black hoodie, jeans with baggy crotch
  • Associated with small car that sounds like it lacks a muffler

TIPS SOUGHT

Sheriff’s Office Detective Sgt. Jesse Ashby is seeking additional information in this case. 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 https://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp . Please reference CCSO Case # 18-009299.

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Attached Media Files: Suspect sketch
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UPDATE -- VICTIM IN STABLE CONDITION: Sheriff's Office seeks tips following March 29 shooting in Clackamas Town Center parking lot (Photo) - 03/30/18

UPDATE (Friday, March 30, 4:15 p.m.) -- VICTIM NOW IN STABLE CONDITION

Shooting victim Jahrell Lillard is now listed in stable condition at the hospital.

Authorities continue to investigate and seek tips in the case. Anyone with information on this crime or the two suspects is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at https://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp . Please reference CCSO Case # 18-009582.

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EARLIER (Friday, March 30, 2018, 11:26 a.m.) -- Sheriff's Office seeks tips following March 29 shooting in Clackamas Town Center parking lot

Please reference CCSO Case # 18-009582

At approximately 8:57 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2018, several 911 calls came in reporting gunfire in the parking lot of the Clackamas Town Center mall (12000 SE 82nd Ave., Clackamas County).

Callers reported hearing anywhere from 5 to 10 shots fired and seeing two males run from the parking lot -- as well as one male, who appeared to be shot, running into the mall.

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the scene along with other agencies, including Transit Police, Milwaukie PD and Gladstone PD. Transit Police located one adult male with multiple gunshot wounds just inside the front entrance of the Macy’s Home Store, on the ground near a bed display. The victim told authorities he was shot by two African-American men while walking to his car.

The shooting occurred in the parking lot on the north side of the mall, near the entrance to the Century Clackamas Town Center movie theater and Macy’s Home Store.

The victim -- Jahrell Hassan Lillard, 20, of San Leandro, California -- was transported to a local hospital by ambulance.

Deputies and officers searched the area for the suspects involved but were unable to locate them. Suspect descriptions:

  • SUSPECT 1: Adult African-American male wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and light colored pants.
  • SUSPECT 2: Adult African-American male wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and black pants.

Surveillance stills of the two suspects are attached.

Both suspects were seen running north through the parking lot towards SE Monterey Ave.

Sheriff's Office Homicide and Violent Crimes Unit (HVCU) detectives responded to the scene, reviewing surveillance video and interviewing witnesses. At this writing investigators believe Lillard may have been the victim of a targeted attack by the two suspects, though case details are still developing.

The Sheriff's Office Crime Scene Investigations (CSI) Unit also responded to the scene. Several vehicles in the parking lot were damaged by gunfire and are currently being processed for forensic evidence.

At this writing Mr. Lillard is still hospitalized. His current condition is unknown.

TIPS SOUGHT

The Sheriff's Office is seeking tips in this case. Anyone with information on this crime or the two suspects is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at https://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp . Please reference CCSO Case # 18-009582.

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UPDATE w/ STATEMENT: Body of missing Guardsman recovered by Multnomah County marine deputies - 03/30/18

Please reference CCSO Case # 18-000728

The body of missing Oregon Air National Guardsman Martin Nance, 49, has been recovered by Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol deputies.

Authorities do not suspect foul play in Mr. Nance's disappearance or death.

For details on the recovery, including date and location, contact the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office. For details on cause of death, contact the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office.

Family notifications have been completed. His family is requesting no media contact at this time as they deal with their loss.

Mr. Nance was reported missing in early January 2018 after failing to show up for duties at his Portland airbase. His rental car and cell phone were located in Portland's Sellwood neighborhood on Tuesday, Jan. 9. He had been a reservist for 32 years.

Statement and additional details from the "Help Find Marty Nance” Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/1736771349700241/photos/a.1741212435922799.1073741828.1736771349700241/1818630971514278/

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UPDATE: DA will pursue no charges in Dec. 26 officer-involved shooting; timeline, photos, video available (Photo) - 03/29/18

Please reference CCSO Case # 17-33830


UPDATE (Thursday, March 29, 2018, 4:30 p.m.) -- VIDEO, PHOTOS, INCIDENT TIMELINE


Following testimony on Feb. 14 and 15, a Clackamas County Grand Jury returned a "No True Bill" in the Dec. 26, 2017 officer-involved shooting of Nathaniel Fritz Macalevy, 44, of Boring. The Clackamas County District Attorney's Office informed the Sheriff's Office on Feb. 21 it would pursue no criminal charges in the incident.

The shooting followed a Dec. 25 deputy response to a call about a restraining-order violation -- a call that led to a SWAT response on SE Ten Eyck Rd. followed by a multi-vehicle Dec. 26 pursuit to the suspect's residence in Boring, where Macalevy opened fire on deputies with an AR-15 rifle, damaging multiple patrol vehicles. Members of SWAT returned fire. Macalevy was struck and died at the scene.

The Sheriff's Office can now release a detailed incident timeline, as well as video and evidence photos from the incident and its aftermath.


VIDEO/PHOTOS:

Video from patrol-car dash-cams and a surveillance camera at Macalevy's residence is now available from this Dropbox link:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/vlnvbfe10bq0tsq/17-33830-OISvideo.mp4?dl=0

Photos are also attached, showing damage to patrol vehicles and trajectory analysis of the bullets fired at deputies by Nathaniel Macalevy.


DETAILED INCIDENT TIMELINE:

JULY 27, 2017 -- Following a domestic-violence incident with his wife, Nathaniel Macalevy is arrested and indicted on a felony domestic violence charge. A pretrial No Contact Order goes into effect, prohibiting Mr. Macalevy from having contact with his wife and/or his daughter.

AUGUST 2017 -- Macalevy's wife also obtains a restraining order prohibiting him from having contact with her and their daughter. Mr. Macalevy moves out of their home on Ten Eyck Rd. to a rental property on SE 312th Ave. in Boring.

DEC. 25, 2017 -- Macalevy sends concerning messages via text and Facebook Messenger to both his sister and his new girlfriend. One, sent at 4 p.m., reads: "You don't understand I'm done tonight one way or the other. I can't go back, follow through with the plan. I can take some POS with me or alone it doesn't matter." This is one of several concerning messages sent in December 2017 describing possible suicidal ideations. Mr. Macalevy's new girlfriend would later tell authorities he was considering committing "suicide by cop."

On Christmas day, Mr. Macalevy is drinking alcohol at his rental residence. At some point he puts on camouflage pants, a camouflage ballistic vest and a camouflage ballistic helmet and arms himself with an AR-15 and a handgun.

Mr. Macalevy leaves in his work van -- a white Chevy Express 2500 -- and arrives at his wife's house at approximately 10:11 p.m.

DEC. 25, 2017 11:07 p.m. -- A 911 call is made and a woman can be heard saying "I know you have a restraining order -- you can't be here," before the phone is disconnected. The phone number comes back to Macalevy's wife.

11:08 p.m. -- Sheriff's Office units are dispatched to Mr. Macalevy's wife's residence on SE Ten Eyck Road in Sandy.

11:11 p.m. -- Mr. Macalevy's mother-in-law calls 911 to report she received a text message from Mr. Macalevy's wife indicating he has shown up at the wife's residence and is causing problems. The mother-in-law informs dispatchers Mr. Macalevy may be armed.

11:25 p.m. -- CCSO units arrive on scene at the SE Ten Eyck Road residence and locate Macalevy's company vehicle.

11:29 p.m. -- Mr. Macalevy's wife exits the residence and tells deputies Macalevy is on the premises with a loaded rifle pointed at her and responding units, and that he had said he was "going to end it tonight." Deputies find cover on or near the property behind their patrol vehicles and in ditches and request additional units and SWAT team activation.

The weather is cold, icy and foggy.

11:37 p.m. -- Mr. Macalevy's wife is escorted by CCSO deputies to Sandy PD headquarters.

DEC. 26, 12:04 a.m. -- Mr. Macalevy's wife tells authorities that Mr. Macalevy is in full camo, wearing a military tactical vest with ballistic plates, and has a rifle with extra magazines and a Kevlar helmet.

1:51 a.m. -- SWAT and an MRAP armored vehicle arrive on scene. A reverse 911 call to residents within a half-mile radius of the scenes asks them to lock their doors, stay inside, and report any suspicious activity to the non-emergency line.

3:49 a.m. -- A second reverse 911 call informs residents that the suspect has not been located and police activity is discontinued, asking them to call the non-emergency line to report any suspicious activity.

3:50 a.m. -- The SWAT team determines Mr. Macalevy has the tactical advantage and is no longer placing anyone in imminent danger -- so clearing the scene and attempting to locate Mr. Macalevy at a future date is deemed the safest choice for all involved. Investigators will later learn Mr. Macalevy had been hiding under the deck at the residence in a crawlspace, perfectly positioned to ambush any law enforcement officers attempting to go in the backyard. In the post-shooting investigation, detectives would recover a rifle scope, cigarettes and ejected rounds in that crawlspace. Mr. Macalevy's wife had told authorities that Mr. Macalevy had the scope on the gun before she left.

4 a.m. -- CCSO opens up roadways and the search for Mr. Macalevy is discontinued. Using armored vehicles as cover, SWAT and deputies begin to travel to Sandy PD to debrief.

4:33 a.m. -- A SWAT team member driving in his personal vehicle spots Macalevy's white company van traveling westbound on Highway 26 in Sandy. Multiple CCSO units locate and begin following Macalevy's van. At 4:36 a.m. pursuing vehicles activate lights and sirens, and a pursuit begins.

4:41 a.m. -- Police pursue Macalevy's van to his rented residence on SE 312th Ave. in Boring. Pursuing units follow Macalevy's van up the residential driveway. Macalevy's van comes to a stop.

4:42 a.m. -- Macalevy fires on deputies with his AR-15 from the rear driver’s side of the van, spraying responding patrol cars with bullets. One CCSO patrol vehicle is shot several times as the deputy inside takes cover, learning over the passenger side seat before escaping the vehicle. Another bails out of his CCSO patrol car just before three shots penetrate the windshield. Deputies return fire.

4:44 a.m. -- All available units are dispatched to the scene as the firefight continues.

4:45 a.m. -- Mr. Macalevy re-enters his van and drives east further up his driveway and stops near an outbuilding. Macalevy exits the van and moves to take cover behind the building. Deputies continue to fire at Mr. Macalevy, who is still carrying his AR-15. On-scene units would speculate that Macalevy may have been hit in the leg, as he was seen limping behind the barn structure. Investigators later learned he had been shot in the ankle.

All told, Mr. Macalevy fired approximately 30 rounds.

4:46 a.m. -- SWAT is now en route to the scene.

4:52 a.m. -- Macalevy's girlfriend calls 911 from the residence on the property. She reports she is not sure if she can get out safely, she is not armed, and she is very frightened. Macalevy is not with her and she doesn't know where he is. She is ordered to stay in house for her safety.

4:56 a.m. -- SWAT arrives on-scene. SWAT personnel are briefed, and the decision is made to drive the armored MRAP vehicle down the driveway towards the outbuilding -- using it to push the van away from the barn structure to prevent Macalevy from obtaining access to it.

5:21 a.m. -- The MRAP rams and pushes the van. SWAT personnel in the MRAP find Mr. Macalevy's lifeless body on the ground behind the outbuilding.

5:29 a.m. -- A medically trained SWAT member assesses Macalevy and confirms he is deceased. Medical and fire are ordered to clear.

AFTERMATH -- Sheriff's Office detectives and members of the Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) Unit and Criminal Reconstruction And Forensic Team (CRAFT) arrive to process the scene, collect evidence and conduct interviews. Among items found in Macalevy's work van: seven AR-15 magazines, over 200 cartridges of .223 ammo, and a box containing 288 cartridges of .22 LR ammunition. It was also known he had access to explosives. (The Portland-area bomb unit would later respond to remove tannerite from a plastic container in an outbuilding on the property, near the house where Mr. Macalevy was living. A photo of the container of tannerite is attached to this release.)

Authorities work to determine if Macalevy died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound (as initially believed). Analysis quickly determines Macalevy was shot by one of seven possible law enforcement personnel -- six from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office or one from Canby PD -- who engaged in the firefight in Boring. Forensic analysis determines that the fatal shot traveled through the barn structure and entered Macalevy's head inside his mouth and exited behind his left ear, striking his spinal cord and killing him instantly. An OSP forensic scientist narrows down the source of the shot to one of two possible Sheriff's Office deputies involved in the firefight, but could not make a definitive determination.

Mr. Macalevy’s blood alcohol level is found to be .12 at time of death.

According to the Clackamas County DA's decision memo, "This situation was incredibly dangerous and quite frankly it is surprising that no officers were harmed during this shootout."


RESPONDING LAW-ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES IN THIS INCIDENT:

  • Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
  • Oregon State Police
  • West Linn Police Department
  • Milwaukie Police Department
  • Canby Police Department
  • Oregon City Police Department
  • Gladstone Police Department


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EARLIER (Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, 10:30 a.m.) -- SUSPECT ID, CAUSE OF DEATH


Family notifications have been completed, and the Sheriff's Office can now identify the deceased suspect in the Dec. 26 officer-involved-shooting as Nathaniel Fritz Macalevy, 44, of Boring.

The Medical Examiner's Office has completed its autopsy, and ruled that Macalevy died of a gunshot wound.

The investigation continues. Six Sheriff's Office deputies remain on administrative leave.

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EARLIER (Tuesday, Dec. 26, 11:33 a.m.) -- OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING IN BORING; RESTRAINING-ORDER SUSPECT DECEASED AFTER EXCHANGING GUNFIRE WITH DEPUTIES


Please reference CCSO Case # 17-33830

Early this morning, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies exchanged gunfire with a Violation of Restraining Order suspect in Boring. No deputies were injured. The suspect is deceased.

At approximately 11 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 25, 2017, deputies responded to a call about a suspect violating a restraining order at a residence in the 17500 block of SE Ten Eyck Rd. in unincorporated Clackamas County.

Responding deputies made contact with the woman who had filed the restraining order. She told deputies that the suspect was heavily armed, wearing a helmet and vest, and was somewhere on the property. Deputies called for SWAT backup.

SWAT responded to the scene. They searched the property and were unable to locate the suspect. The woman was transported to safety.

At approximately 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 26, SWAT personnel made contact with the suspect as he was driving his work van, activating lights and attempting to pull the suspect vehicle over. The suspect fled the scene in the vehicle. Deputies initiated a pursuit.

The pursuit ended at the suspect's residence, located in the 13200 block of SE 312th Dr., located near Hwy. 212 and SE Church Road in Boring. The suspect exited the vehicle, wearing a helmet and vest, and opened fire on deputies, hitting several patrol vehicles numerous times. (Photos of one of the damaged vehicles are attached.) Deputies returned fire. Deputies located the suspect deceased behind the property.

This is now a joint investigation with the Clackamas County Major Crimes Team. At this writing, detectives, forensic examiners with our Crime Scene Investigation Unit, and members of the Major Crimes Team are processing the scene and conducting interviews.

Southeast 312th will be closed between Hwy. 212 and SE Church Rd. in Boring for several more hours as investigators process the crime scene -- please avoid the area.

The suspect is not being named at this time, pending family notifications and further investigation. The State Medical Examiner is conducting an autopsy to determine cause of death.

The deputies involved in the shooting are now on paid administrative leave -- which is standard practice following an officer-involved shooting. Their names are not being released at this time.

Further details will be released as the investigation progresses.

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Booking photo: Suspect Roxanne Martin, 56
Booking photo: Suspect Roxanne Martin, 56
UPDATE w/ VICTIM, SUSPECT ID: One dead after shooting near Sandy (Photo) - 03/26/18

*UPDATE 3-26-18 0835hrs* Age correction on suspect.

Roxanne Martin is 56, not 66. Age corrected below.
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EARLIER (March 26, 2018, 7:46 a.m.) -- VICTIM, SUSPECT ID

The victim in Saturday's homicide has been identified as Norman Charles Terrill Sr., 67, of Sandy.

Mr. Terrill died from a gunshot wound.

The suspect -- Roxanne Martin, 56, of Sandy -- has been booked into the Clackamas County Jail on one charge of Murder. She is being held without bail. A booking photo is attached. Complete booking info is available at https://web3.clackamas.us/roster/#inmates

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION SOUGHT

Anyone with additional information on this case is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at https://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp . Please reference CCSO Case # 18-009085.
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EARLIER (March 24, 2018, 11:23 p.m.) -- ONE DEAD AFTER SHOOTING NEAR SANDY

On March 24, 2018 at about 5:12 p.m., deputies with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to 18655 SE Autumn Way in unincorporated Sandy in response to a report of a shooting with a deceased male victim.

Deputies arrived at the location a short time later. They made several attempts to contact the suspect via phone, loudspeaker and text message. The suspect initially refused to comply with deputy instructions.

After some time the suspect began exchanging text messages with dispatchers. After about one hour, the suspect exited the residence and surrendered to deputies without incident.

Deputies searched the house and located the body of a deceased male.

At this writing, Sheriff's Office Homicide and Violent Crimes Unit (HVCU) detectives are investigating while the Crime Scene Investigations (CSI) Unit processes the scene with the help of the Clackamas County Medical Examiner's Office and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Criminal Reconstruction and Forensic Team (CRAFT).

The names of the suspect and victim are not being released at this time to allow for family notifications. Further updates will be released as they become available.

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