Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Three rescued from Clackamas River east of Estacada - 03/09/14
A 911 call came in of 3 people stranded on the Clackamas River up stream from the confluence of the Collawash River east of Estacada. The Clackamas County Water Rescue Consortium and Clackamas County Search and Rescue responded to the area.
Rescuers were able locate three adults who were stranded on the opposite side of the river from the roadway. They were out of the water on a rock outcropping but unable to get back across. Their vehicle was parked about 100 yards upstream from their location.
The Clackamas River is running at a higher level than normal with all of the recent rain and was continuing to rise as the rescue took place. Rescuers were able to use a raft to navigate across the river. They placed the three in personal flotation devices (PFD's) and used the raft to get them back across the river. No one was injured during the rescue; the three were treated and released at the scene by American Medical Response.
The three subjects were identified as Branton Shows 50 years old, Kayla Pletcher 40 years old, and Alex Pletcher 19 years old, all of Estacada.
Rescuers learned the group got to the area around noon and put in a small recreational type raft to float down the river. Immediately after launching the raft they hit some debris and the raft sank. The three were able to make it to shore but were not wearing PFD's. They were able to build a warming fire and waited until a passerby saw them and called 911. They did not have the proper equipment to be navigating this type of waterway.
Responding agency's from the Clackamas Water Rescue Consortium included Clackamas County Sheriff's Marine Patrol and Water Rescue Team, Clackamas County Fire District 1, Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, Gladstone Fire Department and American Medical Response.
The Clackamas County Water Rescue Consortium would like to remind everyone to be careful around local rivers. With the recent rain rivers are cold, fast, high and full of debris. Always remember to wear you PFD and make sure you never try to navigate water that is above your skill level or the level of your equipment.
Child Abuse Suspect Arrested by Fremont County (ID) Sheriff; Clackamas County CAT Investigating
Booking photo for Christopher Andrews is attached.
Detectives from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Child Abuse Team are investigating a child abuse case that has resulted in the arrest of the suspect in Fremont County, Idaho.
Andrews, Christopher Martin 4-11-87
Use of a Child in Display of Sexually Explicit Conduct
Sexual Abuse I
Possession of Materials Depicting Sexually Explicit Conduct of a Child I
Detectives with Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Child Abuse Team began investigating a report of sexually explicit photos of a child found on the suspect's cellular phone. The investigation led detectives to learn of the sexual abuse of a young child. Efforts to locate the suspect and protect the young child were thwarted by an unprotective parent. Eventually it became apparent that the suspect, the unprotective parent, and the child were no longer in Oregon. Child Abuse Team detectives expanded their search with an arrest warrant so that police across the nation would seek out the subjects. On March 6th, 2014 deputies and investigators from the Fremont County (Idaho) Sheriff's Office located the three subjects. The child was placed into protective custody and Mr. Andrews and the child's parent that was present were arrested.
Both were arrested in Ashton, Idaho. Both are in custody in the Fremont County Jail in St. Anthony, Idaho.
The child's arrested parent is not being named as this would likely identify the child and the child is a victim of sexual abuse and will not be named. That person will be charged with Criminal Mistreatment I, Child Neglect II, and Hindering Prosecution.
Detectives from the Child Abuse Team are continuing to work closely with the Fremont County Sheriff and the Oregon Department of Human Services.
Questions about child abusers and how to protect our children from them are addressed in the linked article by Cory Jewell Jensen, who is a member of the board of directors of the Child Abuse Summit:
Photo of the suspect will be released when it becomes available.
Clackamas River safety advisory--Old Trolley bridge showing signs of failure (Photo)
Trolley Bridge 1
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is strongly advising boaters to avoid passing under the Old Trolley Bridge down-stream from High Rocks on the Clackamas River. It is located about 1 mile up-river from it's confluence with the Willamette River.
Early this morning Construction crews working near the Old Trolley Bridge on the Clackamas River observed the bridge piling actually tilting towards Oregon City and downriver. Within the space of a few hours the top of the bridge piling had moved approximately 4 feet.
Clackamas County Engineers who were called in to assess the bridge advised the shift is significant and alarming. There is a valid concern about the overall stability of the bridge.
The Sheriff's Office Marine patrol is strongly recommending boaters avoid passing under this bridge. There are boat launches above the area at Riverside Park and Below the area at Meldrum Bar park for boaters to use.
The bridge is currently owned by Union Pacific. They are aware of the issue and have engineers evaluating the situation. Media Inquiries should contact Brock Nelson, Public Information Officer for Union Pacific.
This bridge is an abandoned remnant of a trolley line operated by the now-defunct Portland Traction Company. In the early 20th century it connected Oregon City with Portland.
Drunk Driving crash knocks out power to Beavercreek residents (Photo)
Clackamas County Sheriff's deputies responded to a crash on Beavercreek road early this morning around 3am. Responding crews found a car crashed into a power pole which caused power disruption to local neighborhoods. The driver was later arrested for suspected drunk driving.
On Tuesday March 4th at 3:21am Clackamas County dispatch received a call of a car crashed into power pole on Beavercreek road near Dans Avenue. Arriving deputies found a 2000 Cadillac Seville crashed into a power pole. The vehicle impacted with enough force to shear the pole off, causing power lines to drop across the road. The damaged caused a loss of power in surrounding neighborhoods.
The driver, Kyle Douglas Rosenlof age 23 of Beavercreek, was driving alone and did not sustain any injuries during the crash.
During the investigation, Sheriff's deputies noted signs of impairment on Mr. Rosenlof. He was arrested and transported to the Clackamas County Jail on charges of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUI).
According to the Portland General Electric website, power should be restored by 11:30am.
Drunk driving is one of the most frequently committed crimes in the United States-- killing someone approximately every 48 minutes. Please drive sober or designate a sober driver.
New Tips Sought Regarding Specific Information in Murder of Grady Waxenfelter -- Sheriff's Office responds to fatal shooting of county employee (Photo)
Suspect photo 1: Dirck White
New Tips Sought regarding the Ankeny Hill Wildlife Refuge Near Jefferson
Investigators working on this case have uncovered new evidence and are seeking the public's assistance with the following:
Detectives believe White, or someone with knowledge of White's whereabouts, may have been in the area of the Ankeny Hill Wildlife Refuge near Jefferson, Oregon(South of Salem near I-5) between Friday, February 21 and Monday February 24, 2014.
Anyone in the area during this timeframe that may have observed any person, vehicle or circumstance that might assist in solving this case is asked to provide that information using any of the methods listed below. Persons who might have been in the area during that time or who may have knowlege of the area during this time period are encouraged to call without hesitation, as bringing White to justice is a very high priority and no piece of information is considered insignificant.
Anyone with knowledge of White's whereabouts is asked to call the CCSO Tipline.
It is understandable that there will be questions about the nature of the evidence that has led to this request for information, but to preserve the integrity of this investigation that datum cannot be revealed at this time.
If you see White call 911, he is considered armed and dangerous.
White's vehicle, silver 2004 Mercedes 320 with Washington license plate ANB7070 is still outstanding.
Clackamas County Detectives and Deputy United States Marshals continue to actively seek out Dirck White to serve a valid arrest warrant for murder. There is a $7,500 reward for information leading to White's arrest.
If you would like to provide information regarding suspected criminal activity, you can call the Sheriff's Office Tip Line at (503) 723-4949 or you can fill out the e-mail form that can be found at http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/forms/tip.html
You can also submit tips via anonymous cell-phone text message. To submit a crime tip to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office from a cell phone, all you have to do is send a text message to CRIMES (274637 on your phone keypad) -- with the keyword CCSO as the first word in the message body. FOR EXAMPLE: A tipster could send the following tip to CRIMES (274637 on your phone keypad): "CCSO John Doe has information about a crime."
UPDATE (MON., FEB. 10): $7,500 REWARD FOR INFO LEADING TO DIRCK WHITE ARREST; MARSHALS JOIN MANHUNT; NEW SUSPECT FOOTAGE; NEW SUSPECT INFO -- INCLUDING WEAPONS CHARGE, WANTED FOR CHILD SEX-CRIME QUESTIONING; VICTIM FUND ESTABLISHED
NEW $7.5k REWARD FOR INFO
A $7,500 reward is in place for information leading to the arrest of homicide suspect DIRCK WHITE. Clackamas County is offering $5,000 for info, and O'Malley Brothers Trucking is offering an additional $2,500.
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is now working with the U.S. Marshals in the manhunt for White, who is believed to have murdered Clackamas County weighmaster Grady Waxenfelter.
NEW SUSPECT FOOTAGE
Attached photo/video is from footage taken of suspect Dirck White at a local store just days before the Feb. 6 murder.
If you see Dirck White or the suspect vehicle -- a four-door 2004 Mercedes 320 bearing Washington license plate ANB7070 -- call 911 immediately. Do not approach, as White is still considered armed and dangerous.
NEW SUSPECT INFO; WEAPONS CHARGE IN WA; WANTED FOR CHILD SEX-CRIME QUESTIONING
At the time of the Feb. 6 murder, White was a delivery driver for O'Malley Brothers Trucking in Estacada.
The owner and staff of O'Malley Brothers trucking have been very cooperative with investigators.
Murder victim and Clackamas County weighmaster Grady Waxenfelter had reportedly stopped Dirck White while White was driving a truck hauling wood for not having a license plate on the trailer.
Clackamas County detectives have been in contact with the Pierce County Sheriff's Office in Washington. Pierce County has an active warrant for White's arrest on a weapons charge. White is also a suspect and wanted for questioning for a sex crime regarding the rape of a child in Pierce County.
CCPOBF ESTABLISHES GRADY WAXENFELTER FUND FOR VICTIM'S FAMILY
A donation fund has been set up by the Clackamas County Peace Officers Benevolent Foundation (CCOBF). CCPOBF has no overhead fees -- 100% of donations go directly to the Waxenfelter family to help cover expenses.
Donations can be made at any Clackamas County Federal Credit Union Branch or can be mailed to CCPOBF, P.O. Box 678, Clackamas, OR 97015 -- with donations made out to "CCPOBF" with "Grady Waxenfelter Fund" in the in the memo line.
More info on the CCPOBF can be found at http://ccpobf.org/
UPDATE (FRIDAY 2/7/2014, 9:45 A.M.): SUSPECT BULLETIN RELEASED
Attached to this release in JPEG and PDF formats is a new suspect bulletin for homicide suspect DIRCK MORGAN WHITE -- 41 years old, from Edgewood, WA. It includes photos of the suspect and suspect vehicle, a 2004 Mercedes 320 bearing Washington license plate ANB7070.
Call 911 if you see Dirck White. He is considered armed and dangerous.
EARLIER (2/7/14, 9 a.m.)
The victim in this case has been identified as Grady Waxenfelter, a weighmaster in the Transportation Maintenance Division of Clackamas County.
Grady came to Clackamas County in 1987 as a mechanic, was promoted to senior mechanic in 1999 and served as a County weighmaster since 2005. The Sheriff's Office offers its deepest condolences to his family, friends, and co-workers.
Attached to this release are photos of the actual suspect vehicle in this case. This is a 2004 Mercedes 320 bearing the Washington license plate of ANB7070.
Please call 911 if you see this vehicle or have information regarding the whereabouts of DIRCK MORGAN WHITE. He is considered armed and dangerous.
Investigators are working around the clock to track down the suspect in this case.
On Thursday, Feb. 6 at 10:48 a.m., Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a reported shooting on Hwy. 224 near Amsigger Road outside of Barton. The shooting is considered a homicide, and suspect Dirck Morgan White -- 41, of Edgefield, WA -- is still at large and considered armed and dangerous. Tips are sought. If you see Dirck White, call 911 immediately.
At 10:48 a.m., an unknown caller contacted 911 to report a person had been fatally shot. Deputies arrived and discovered the deceased was a Clackamas County weighmaster.
At this writing, SWAT and other first responders are searching for suspect Dirck Morgan White and his vehicle -- a silver 4-door 2004 Mercedes 320 bearing the Washington license plate ANB7070. Full description below.
Deputies closed Highway 224 between Bakers Ferry Rd. (on the west side) and Hwy. 224 and 211 (on the east side), and also closed Amsigger Road while CRAFT (Crime Reconstruction and Forensic Team) and CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) responded to the crime scene. Highway 224 and Amsigger Rd are now re-opened.
Complete family notifications are still underway, and we will release the victim information at a later date.
SUSPECT INFO, PHOTOS; TIPS SOUGHT
Based on evidence gathered at the scene, a suspect has been identified. Police are searching for DIRCK MORGAN WHITE -- 41 years old, from Edgewood, WA. Suspect photos are attached. He is considered armed and dangerous. White is wanted on a weapons offense out of Pierce County, Washington.
Dirck White was last seen driving a silver 4-door 2004 Mercedes 320 bearing the Washington license plate ANB7070.
If you see homicide suspect Dirck White, do NOT engage him -- call 911 or contact your local law enforcement.
Joint News Release by OSP and Wilsonville Police re Stolen Motorcycle and Crash (Photo)
Hoffman, Jared Lee
Marion County Sheriff Booking Photo
An adult male is in custody Wednesday after stealing a motorcycle while its owner was at a Wilsonville gas station and then later being involved in a non-injury crash while attempting to elude police officers along Highway 99E near Gervais. He is also suspected of having left another stolen vehicle near the gas station
At 1:19 p.m. deputies with the Wilsonville Police Department responded to a report of a stolen motorcycle taken from the Chevron station located at 25410 SW 95th Avenue in Wilsonville. The owner of the motorcycle had been approached by a man at the gas station who struck up a conversation about his customized 2005 Kawasaki motorcycle. They had moved to a location in front of the business where they continued to talk and the suspect asked if he could sit on the motorcycle. The suspect used this opportunity to drive off on the motorcycle toward the south on Interstate 5.
(See attached photo of the suspect's departure.)
At approximately 1:22 p.m., OSP received simultaneous reports of the motorcycle theft and a citizen's driving complaint of a reckless motorcycle southbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 278. The reckless motorcycle's description matched that of the reported stolen motorcycle.
Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers headed north from Salem to find the stolen motorcycle. At approximately 1:40 p.m., Woodburn police and OSP spotted the stolen motorcycle off Interstate 5 near Highway 214. The motorcycle eluded Woodburn police and was last seen south on Highway 99E.
An OSP Fish & Wildlife trooper was headed northbound on Highway 99E in Gervais with emergency lights and siren activated. At approximately 1:45 p.m., a southbound pickup pulled toward the right shoulder to yield to the oncoming emergency vehicle when the motorcycle collided into the back of the pickup. The motorcycle operator was ejected and taken into custody by OSP and Woodburn police. He was checked at the scene but no injury was found requiring transport to a hospital.
Positive ID of suspect is pending. He is being transported to the OSP Salem Area Command office for follow up before being lodged in jail. Pending charges at this time are Felony Attempt to Elude, UUMV, and Reckless Driving.
(Photo of motorcycle at scene attached)
Further investigation led deputies from the Wilsonville Police Department to locate a stolen vehicle from Washington State in the parking lot of a restaurant that is adjacent to the gas station. An investigation to determine if this vehicle was left there by the same suspect is underway.
Burglars set house on fire while trying to steal gas (Photo)
On the afternoon of Tuesday February 25th, two men broke into a vacant house on S. Feldheimer Road in Estacada, Oregon. While trying to steal gasoline from a vehicle in the garage, a fire was started that quickly spread to the house. A witness saw the suspects leave quickly in a vehicle. The vehicle located by Clackamas County patrol deputies responding to the incident. The two suspects were arrested and lodged in the Clackamas County jail.
On Tuesday February 25th at about 3:45 pm, a witness observed two men in a white Subaru pull onto the property of a vacant home at the end of South Feldheimer Road near the Clackamas River. The witness observed the vehicle park in a secluded area and saw two men walk to the rear of the house.
The witness called 911 when, a short time later, he saw the Subaru quickly drive away, and realized the house was now on fire. Thanks to the witness's quick report and detailed information, an alert Deputy from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office who was on patrol in the area, located the suspect vehicle leaving the scene.
The fire quickly spread through the house and caused severe damage. Members from the Estacada Fire District, Boring Fire District, Clackamas Fire District, and Canby Fire District responded to extinguish the blaze.
Deputies stopped the vehicle and spoke to the slightly singed occupants, 48 year old James Carden of Estacada and 22 year old Richard Gardner of Eagle Creek.
The suspects told the deputies they were trying to steal gas from a vehicle in the garage by drilling through the gas tank when the fire suddenly started.
Both suspects were arrested and transported to the Clackamas County Jail. They were lodged on charges of Burglary in the First Degree, and Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, with bail set at $65,000.
Wanted Boring man surrenders after barricading himself inside his residence (Photo)
Booking photo of Mr. Raymond William Wilebski.
Clackamas County Deputies were in the 10700 block of SE Kathy Ln in Boring around 7 pm looking for a wanted subject, Raymond William Wilebski, 58 years old. While in the area they spotted Raymond Wilebski driving a vehicle towards his residence. Raymond has several outstanding warrants for his arrest including a parole violation felony caution warrant for robbery.
They attempted a traffic stop but Raymond Wilebski refused to stop. A slow speed pursuit went for a short distance then he ran from his vehicle back towards his residence. Deputies chased Raymond who ran into his residence and barricaded the doors.
A female who lives with Raymond Wilebski came out and met with Deputies. She said she was Raymond's Mother and confirmed he was the only one inside the residence. After several attempts to get Raymond Wilebski to come out the Clackamas County SWAT Team was called.
For almost two hours Deputies and members form the SWAT Team used loud speakers trying to get him to come out of his house. Finally after chemical munitions were deployed Raymond Wilebski surrendered and walked out of the house on his own.
No one was injured as a result. Raymond Wilebski was transported to the Clackamas County Jail and lodged on the warrants as well as attempt to elude charges.
Deputy Injured by Intentionally Placed Spikes at Base of Fence While Responding to Domestic Distrubance (Photo)
On 2-17-14 at about 2238 hours deputies were dispatched to the scene of a domestic disturbance in the 18100 block of SE Addie St in unincorporated Milwaukie. The home is surrounded by an iron fence and the gate could only be opened by the home owner, so one of the deputies, Deputy Steve Martin, jumped over the fence. When Deputy Martin landed, his boot and foot were perforated by a long nail embedded in concrete that had been set with a large number of other nails with the apparent purpose of stopping someone coming over the fence. The injury to the deputy's foot is quite severe, with the nail penetrating all the way to the bone. He has not been able to return to work and his date of return to work is unknown.
When advised of the extreme danger of this trap, the homeowner told a police supervisor that he would remove the trap.
Deputy Martin is not available for media interviews and does not want to be contacted.
This matter is still under investigation and a case may be submitted to the District Attorney's Office.
As a matter of education, home security through booby trapping is extremely dangerous and because of the unattended nature of such measures the chance of a child, pet or other unintended victim being injured is very high. A person implementing such measures could possibly be subject to sanctions, both criminal and civil.
Man arrested in foot pursuit drops Slurpee, then meth (Photo)
On 2-21-14 at about 0103 hours a patrol deputy stopped a silver Honda Odyssey van for a traffic infraction. The driver pulled into a motel parking lot. The driver (Zane Grey Macziewski, age 48) jumped out, dropped his Slurpee, and ran south on McLoughlin. The suspect then dropped some methamphetamine and was taken into custody in the 4400 block of SE Boardman Ave.
The suspect was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on a charge of attempting to elude and escape.
The two passengers who were in the van fled shortly after the driver took off, but they are not wanted in this matter.
Attached photos include booking photo and picture of suspect exiting vehicle (beverage in hand).
CCSO Investigators Uncover Evidence of Drug Trafficking by Former Sheriff's Office Employee (Photo)
An ongoing investigation by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies reveals a large cache of illegal drugs in a Milwaukie storage locker tied to suspect arrested last week in Chicago.
William Floyd Marsh, Jr., (DOB 5/21/57) a former employee of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, is currently under investigation for involvement in illegal drug trafficking. Members of the Clackamas County Interagency Task Force (CCITF) served a search warrant on the contents of a storage locker in Milwaukie tied to Marsh on the morning of February 18, 2014.
The search revealed 6.3 pounds of methamphetamine, 2.4 pounds of heroin and 5.7 ounces of cocaine. A search warrant was also served on his residence and shop in Creswell Oregon, just south of Eugene.
The CCITF, a regional, multi-agency drug unit led by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, launched its investigation after Marsh was arrested in Chicago by deputies from the Kane County Sheriff's Office on February 14, 2014, on charges related to drug trafficking.
Kane County deputies stopped Marsh for speeding in a construction zone and subsequently discovered $80,000 in cash hidden in a toolbox in his vehicle, along with two handguns. Serving search warrants at two Chicago-area storage lockers linked to Marsh, deputies discovered 55 pounds of high-grade marijuana with a street value of approximately $750,000, as well as an additional $2,185 in cash.
Marsh is currently being held on $1.5 million bond on the following charges:
* Armed Violence (Class X Felony)
* Cannabis Trafficking (Class X Felony)
* Deliver of More Than 5,000 Grams of Cannabis (Class X Felony)
* Possession of More Than 5,000 Grams of Cannabis (Class 1 Felony)
* Money Laundering (Class 2 Felony)
Marsh's next court appearance is set for February 21, 2014, in Room 211 at the Kane County Adult Justice Center.
Locally, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a possible accomplice of Marsh, Gerald Matthew Wiese age 46, on February 18, 2014, in connection with the storage locker in Milwaukie. Wiese is currently lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on $250,000 bail. He is facing the following charges:
* Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Cocaine
* Burglary in the 1st Degree
* Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Heroin
* Possession of a Controlled Substance, Heroin
* Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Methamphetamine
* Possession of a Controlled Substance, Methamphetamine
In announcing the arrest of Marsh in Chicago, Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez noted that Marsh had identified himself as a former Clackamas County Sheriff's Office detective prior to his arrest. In response, Perez stated, "Any time an active duty or retired police officer chooses to turn their back on the laws they were sworn to uphold, they choose to no longer be law enforcement professionals but decide to become a criminal."
Marsh retired from the sheriff's office six years ago and maintains his residence in Creswell, Oregon.
Regarding Marsh's connection to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Craig Roberts stated:
"Everyone here at the sheriff's office was deeply disappointed by the news that a former employee of this organization made the choice to violate the laws that all of us are sworn to uphold.
"This is an especially bitter blow because the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office has made the fight against illegal drugs a top priority in our community. The Clackamas County Interagency Task Force (CCITF), which we founded in 2006, has repeatedly earned national recognition for its effectiveness in the fight against methamphetamine and other controlled substances.
"We will deploy the full force of the CCITF and all of our other resources to ensure a thorough investigation, to hold Marsh fully accountable for his actions here in Clackamas County and to provide whatever assistance we are able to our colleagues in the Kane County Sheriff's Office in Illinois."
This is an open and ongoing investigation. No further details will be released at this time.
William Floyd Marsh, Jr., (DOB 5/21/57)
Gerald Matthew Wiese (DOB 12/21/67)
Methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine seized from a storage locker in Milwaukie tied to William Floyd Marsh, Jr., and Gerald Matthew Wiese.
Kane County Sheriff's Office:
Kane County Sheriff's Office press release:
CCSO: Female robbed on the bike path near Otty Rd (Photo)
Sketch of suspect
On February 13, 2014 at approximately 9:17 am, deputies from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to the report of a robbery on the bicycle path that runs parallel to I-205 at Otty Rd in unincorporated Happy Valley, OR.
When deputies arrived they spoke with the female victim who reported the male suspect approached her from behind. The suspect grabbed her around the neck with his arm and placed a large knife to her throat. The suspect demanded money from her.
The victim was able to spin away from the suspect's grasp but was cut by the knife while doing so. The suspect fled the scene on foot from the location and was last seen running south on the bike path.
The suspect is further described as a Hispanic male, 18-20 years-old, between 5'02" - 5'04", brown eyes, black hair, full lips, a youthful face and no accent. At the time of the robbery the suspect was wearing a black hooded jacket and black pants. The knife was described as a large kitchen style knife.
The victim was treated for a laceration to her hand and she was able to meet with a forensic artist who works for the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. A composite sketch of the suspect was created and will be attached to this release.
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is seeking tips and information regarding this crime.
Anyone with information concerning this crime is encouraged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's confidential Tip Line -- by telephone at 503-723-4949, or by using the online e-mail form at http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/forms/tip.html
Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #14-3945.
The public can also submit crime-tip text messages to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office from a cell phone. All users have to do is send a text message to CRIMES (274637 on your phone keypad) -- with the keyword CCSO as the first word in the message body.
Important reminder: Please do not send emergency messages using the text-messaging system -- in case of an emergency, call 911.
NEW VIDEO: Officer Nathan Seitz needs kidney transplant; CCPOBF sets up fund to help w/ expenses
The Clackamas County Peace Officers' Benevolent Foundation ( http://ccpobf.org/
) has established the "Officer Nathan Seitz Fund." Over the past several months, Nathan ("Nate") has acquired IgA Nephropathy with stage 5 kidney failure -- an autoimmune disease that is quickly destroying his kidney function. Nate requires a kidney transplant.
A video interview with Nate is now posted here, on the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office YouTube channel: http://youtu.be/yUdvxAYxlik
Nate Seitz, 29, works as a Clackamas County Community Corrections Officer and is assigned to the Women's Corrections Substance Abuse Program (WCSAP) at Residential Services. Nate is an active community member -- participating in athletics, coaching youth basketball in Happy Valley, Oregon, and mentoring youth at his church.
Money raised for the "Officer Nathan Seitz Fund" will be used to assist Nate and his wife with related medical expenses and living expenses during the absence of Nate's income, and to offset the cost of maintaining his medical insurance upon expiration of his County paid benefits. It is projected that Nate will be off work for approximately 8 months.
Direct donations can now be made by mailing a check to:
P.O. Box 678
Clackamas, OR 97015
Please make the check payable to CCPOBF and put "Officer Nathan Seitz Fund" in the memo line. Donors will receive a donation receipt using this method. The CCPOBF is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit foundation.
Donations can also be made in person at any branch of Clackamas Federal Credit Union. Locations can be found by entering this link: https://www.clackamasfcu.org/About/Locations
When making a donation at the bank, please let the teller know that the donation is for the "Officer Nathan Seitz Fund," which is under the Clackamas County Peace Officers' Benevolent Foundation.
Multiple fundraising events will be publicized at http://ccpobf.org/
in the near future.
100% of the funds raised will be put towards supporting Nate and his family as outlined above.
To learn more about the CCPOBF, visit http://ccpobf.org/