Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Shooting in Damascus; Bonsignore Arrested for Murder (Photo)
Update 7-31-15 15:16
Mr. Jeremy James Bonsignore, age 25, has been lodged at the Clackamas County Jail. His photograph is included with this release.
At about 1345 on July 31st, 2015 Mr. Jeremy James Bonsignore, age 25, was released from the hospital and arrested for the July 28th murder of Andrae Fenner. He is being transported and will be lodged at the Clackamas County Jail. He will be lodged on a single count of Murder. There is no bail.
Investigators have determined that Mr. Fenner was killed by Mr. Bonsignore as Mr. Fenner was trying to defend a third person who was at the residence at the time of the shooting. They are not releasing additional details of the incident at this time as this is still an active investigation, with investigators conducting interviews, gathering evidence and executing search warrants.
This case has been submitted to the Clackamas County District Attorney.
The deceased male has been identified as Andrae Fenner, 29 years old, of Damascus. Mr. Fenner died at the scene from multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and torso.
The other male is identified as Jeremy James Bonsignore, 25 years old, of Oregon City. Mr. Bonsignore had a single gunshot wound to his leg. He is currently hospitalized for his injuries.
Investigators learned Jeremy Bonsignore's went to Andrae Fenner's residence to confront a mutual acquaintance of theirs. There was a confrontation between the two males; they exchanged gun fire, shooting each other. No one else was injured in the altercation.
On July 28, 2015 just after 5:30 pm Officers from Damascus Police and Deputies from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to a call of a shooting. The shooting occurred at the River View Mobile Home Park, 15758 S Hwy 224 in Damascus. There was a report of multiple people shot at the location.
Officers located two adult males, both had gunshot wounds. Both males were on the street in front of a residence within the park. Witnesses and neighbors were performing CPR on one of the males. Officers rendered medical aid and called for Fire Department personnel to come into the scene.
One of the males was pronounced dead at the scene. The other male was transported by AMR to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries; he had a gunshot wound to his leg
The initial investigation indicates both males knew each other, one of the males lived at the residence where the shooting took place, and they each shot each other with handguns. The specifics of the shooting are still being investigated.
Names of the individuals are not being released at this time pending family notification.
The Clackamas County Inter-Agency Major Crime team is on scene and investigating the shooting.
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office urges residents to be safe on the water during 'Big Float' (Photo)
Thousands are expected to take part in the Big Float down the Clackamas River, Sunday, Aug. 2. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office will have increased patrols on the water for the event.
"With the expected hot temperatures and the high number of people on the water, it's more important than ever to make sure that you're safe on our waterways, especially with the number of tragedies we've already had this summer," said Sheriff Craig Roberts. "I encourage everyone to wear a personal floatation device - most importantly, children. It's a simple decision that could save your life."
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office will coordinate patrol efforts on the water with other law enforcement agencies along with enhanced patrols on the roadways. Clackamas County Parks is expecting parks to fill up as early as 10:00 a.m. on Sunday -- and once it is full, they will not allow further entry.
Make sure to park in designated spaces and utilize shuttle services to reduce the amount of vehicles in the lot. Vehicles parked outside the areas must adhere to traffic signs and not be parked as a hazard. Drivers can expect to see an increase in pedestrian traffic.
Important water safety tips to remember include:
- Never swim alone
- Avoid drinking alcohol during water activities, including swimming, diving and boating. Do not drink while supervising children. The risk is high and the consequences can be lethal.
- Don't dive into the water unless you're sure of the depth.
Information on Barton Park and general Clackamas County park rules can be found at these links:
And more information on boating safety can be found in this June Sheriff's Office press release:
NEW VIDEO: Personal-watercraft rescue training at Willamette Falls
New video of some exciting new water-rescue training is now available on our YouTube channel:
On July 22, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office partnered with the Oregon State Marine Board (OSMB) to provide a day of training on the Willamette River. Local law enforcement agencies came to train on personal water crafts (PWCs) for patrol and rescue operations.
This training is new to the state, developed and organized by OSMB and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. It enhances marine patrol's water-rescue and patrol response.
Participants focused on operating the PWC's in various water conditions, including strong current and white water. They then advanced to riding with one or two passengers and performing rescues -- picking up victims in the water while still maintaining control of their PWCs.
Some of the PWC's are equipped with rescue boards, a floating platform attached to the back of the PWC. These were originally designed for use in the ocean but have been a great asset when performing rescues on our local waterways.
This is the second class so far this year, and included students from the Multnomah and Clark County Sheriff's Offices.
The Willamette River in Clackamas County provides a great training location and variable water conditions, including strong current and deep white water.
Clackamas County and OSMB hope to continue hosting classes to train law enforcement from all around the region.
Next time you see a PWC on the water, it could be local law enforcement on patrol -- ready to step into action for someone in need.
Wilsonville Police pursuit ends in crash - 07/17/15
The two occupants of the car that crashed this morning during the pursuit are:
Supp, Gregory Douglas, age 31, of Hillsboro, Oregon
Supp has been treated and released from the hospital and has been arrested on outstanding felony warrants for parole violation related to delivery of methamphetamine and other
charges. Charges in this case are expected after the investigation is completed.
Wildeboer, Courtney Gayle, age 23, address unknown
Wildeboer remains in critical condition.
Wildeboer is on post-prison supervision for possession of methamphetamine.
The crash in rural Marion County was initiated by a pursuit intervention technique(PIT) that was approved by the supervisor and effected by a deputy. The pursuit lasted about 14 minutes with numerous opportunities for the vehicle occupants to safely surrender to law enforcement. The pursuit travelled through Clackamas, Yamhill, and Marion counties. Deputies in the pursuit reported that the suspect driver was driving erratically and items were being thrown from the vehicle into the roadway. The area where the PIT was executed is rural and at that time of morning there were no hazards on the roadway.
On 7-17-15 at about 0320 hours deputies with the Wilsonville Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle with the occupants reported to be entering houses under construction. The construction is part of the city of Wilsonville in the Villebois neighborhood.
The deputies located the vehicle and when they attempted to stop the vehicle the vehicle continued to drive. The deputies followed the vehicle toward Newberg and were joined by units from Clackamas County Sheriff and later by Newberg Police, including a CCSO police canine unit. As the vehicle travelled the units reported that items were being thrown from the vehicle.
At about 0345 hours the vehicle being pursued crashed on McKay Road in rural Marion County. Medical aid was immediately initiated for the two occupants of the vehicle, both of whom were reported as unconscious. Both individuals were transported to Emanuel Hospital by helicopter. One of the individuals is believed to be in serious condition but the injuries appear non-life threatening. The other person is in critical condition.
The Clackamas County Criminal Reconstruction and Forensics Team and Clackamas County Sheriff and Marion County Sheriff detectives are currently investigating the incident.
Our case number: 15-19306
PGE employee, Marine Patrol personnel team up to fight Timothy Lake campground blaze; photos available (Photo)
On Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at about 1:35 p.m., two of our seasonal Marine Patrol personnel -- Marine Service Officer Sarah Roberts and Deputy Rick Hilton -- were patrolling boat-ramps on Timothy Lake when a citizen passerby alerted them to a fire.
Roberts and Hilton investigated. The fire was located in an undeveloped campsite known as a "dispersed site" near the north arm of Timothy Lake, just off Road 4280. The fire measured approximately 40 feet in diameter. Several large trees were ablaze. Flames were approximately a foot high and spreading fast.
Roberts and Hilton sought help from a seasonal PGE employee named Marty Williamson. Marty is living at the lodge at Timothy Lake for the summer and does various maintenance and construction projects in the Timothy Lake camp area on PGE's behalf. Fortuitously, Marty had also worked as a former firefighter in Michigan for 16 years.
Together, Marty and Marine Unit personnel hooked up a 500-gallon water tank to a PGE truck. The deputies and the PGE employee then drove the trailer to the fire -- and, using a hose and a shovel, began fighting the fire themselves.
"If we hadn't gotten there, that fire was probably going to go," said MSO Roberts. "You could see the smoke from the southern end of the lake, well over a mile away."
"The ground was so hot it surprised us," said Deputy Hilton.
The trio fought the blaze for about 45 minutes before contract firefighters with the U.S. Forest Service arrived. The blaze was largely extinguished by the time firefighters arrived.
"They were impressed we had the fire out," recalled Hilton. "The woman from the Forest Service was giving us high-fives."
The cause of the fire is unknown, but a primitive fire ring was found in the blaze site.
A photo of Roberts and Hilton, victorious at the blaze site, is attached. A short snippet of cell-phone video shot during the incident is also attached.
MSO Roberts is available for interviews. Contact PIO Sgt. Nate Thompson for details.
Daniel Gillispie arrested in the Murder of Alexander Mosbey (Photo)
Since the June 20th death of Alexander Mosbey detectives with the Clackamas County Sheriff Homicide and Violent Crimes Unit, Oregon State Police, and the Clackamas County Major Crimes Team have worked tirelessly to bring the person or persons to justice who murdered Mr. Mosbey.
On Thursday, July 9th, 2015 a warrant was issued for the arrest of Daniel Ryan Gillispie, age 29 for the murder of Mr. Mosbey. At the time the warrant was issued, Mr. Gillispie was already in custody at the Clark County Washington jail on a matter not believed to be related to the murder in Clackamas County. Mr. Gillispie is believed to be a resident of Oregon City.
The cause of death was previously reported to be homicidal violence and can now be expanded to include the information that Mr. Mosbey was stabbed with a knife. The victim and Mr. Gillispie were acquaintances.
It is not yet known when Mr. Gillispie will be transported to Oregon.
This case has been submitted to the Clackamas County District Attorney.
Detectives are continuing their investigation and additional arrests are possible.
If there are questions please contact Sergeant Kraus via email.
UPDATE -- CRIME STOPPERS $1k REWARD OFFERED
Crime Stoppers of Oregon is now offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in the homicide of Alexander Mosbey. Details can be found here: http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/crime-stoppers-featured-case-15-24-milwaukie-homicide/
You can leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://crimestoppersoforegon.com/submit_online_tip.php
, or text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by the tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave the tip information.
EARLIER: June 22nd, 2015 3:27 PM
Detectives with the Clackamas County Sheriff Homicide and Violent Crimes Unit and the Clackamas County Interagency Major Crimes Team continue to make contacts, gather evidence, and follow up on leads related to the homicide of Alexander Mosbey.
One of the challenges in this case is the location where the homicide occurred, 14010 SE Briggs Street in unincorporated Milwaukie. It appears that in the last few years the house has descended into disrepair and there has been a large volume of persons living at the home and in the yard of the home. In 2015 the Clackamas County Sheriff has responded to 12 calls for service at that location including drug complaints, noise complaints, and vehicle related complaints. In 2014 the number of calls was 9. In prior years the numbers have been similar. There are dozens of people associated with the address in recent years.
Detectives are requesting persons who have lived at the house or otherwise have information about the persons who are associated with the residence contact the tip line so that they can be contacted by detectives.
EARLIER: June 21st, 2015 2:04 PM
The victim in this homicide has been identified as:
Mosbey, Alexander Lee
No permanent address
Attached photo is from most recent booking on 6-18-15.
EARLIER: June 21st, 2015 7:46 AM
On 6-20-15 at about 9:45 pm a person called 911 advising of a death at a residence in the 14000 block of Briggs St in Milwaukie.
Clackamas County Sheriff patrol units respond to the home, which they were able to identify with the information provided by the caller. The deputies discovered a deceased 25 year old male with significant indicators that the death was from homicidal violence.
Homicide and Violent Crime Unit detectives and the Clackamas County Medical Examiner responded to investigate and have now been joined by units from the Clackamas County Interagency Major Crimes Team.
Detectives have tentatively identified the victim, but withholding the name pending confirmation by the medical examiner and notification of family members.
Investigators are currently executing a search warrant for at the residence.
Additional information would aid in propelling this investigation forward. We are requesting the assistance of any members of the public who might have information regarding this homicide by calling the Sheriff's Office Tip Line at (503) 723-4949 or filling out the e-mail form that can be found at http://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp
Swimmer dies after jumping in Sandy River (Photo)
At about 4:58 p.m. on Thursday, July 09, 2015, police and fire rescue units from the Clackamas County Water Rescue Consortium responded to the Sandy River outside of the city of Sandy near the Revenue Bridge on South Ten Eyck Road.
It was reported a male teenager had jumped in the river from the shore. He briefly came to the surface then went under and the reporting party could not locate him. Several witnesses searched the waters prior to rescue personnel arriving.
Searchers used rafts and poles to search the water from the surface while divers searched under water. The water was very muddy due to a recent rain in the area. Searchers described the water as having zero visibility, make the search efforts even more difficult. This area of the river is in a steep canyon, there are varying depths and strong currents.
At 7:18 p.m. divers located the body of the male in nearly 20 feet of water. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators identified the male as Joshua Michael Hartley, 17 years old, of Winston, Oregon.
Joshua was in Sandy with the Douglas High School football team. They had gone to the river to swim after working in the area for a fundraiser. The team was scheduled to scrimmage with Sandy High School the next day, which has been canceled.
Joshua was the first of the team members to jump in the river. He reportedly jumped in head first from shore. After he went under water other team members jumped in after him, one reported the water was only inches deep where Joshua jumped in. There was shallow water along a ledge for 3-5 feet then then a deeper section. The first team member to go in after him said he hit his knee on a rock when he jumped in, he was not injured.
Douglas High School is in Winston Oregon with about 450 students. Joshua would have been a senior this coming year.
The Clackamas County Medical Examiner's Office is investigating the cause of death. The initial investigation shows he likely drown.
There was no sign of alcohol present on any of the individuals involved in this incident.
The Clackamas Water Rescue Consortium advises anyone swimming or boating in local waterways to always wear a U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device.
Please reference CCSO Case # 15-18628
Update: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Partners with Special Olympics for Annual Torch Run (Photos Included) (Photo)
More than 50 Special Olympics athletes, volunteers, and deputies ran in the annual Torch Run through Clackamas County Thursday, July 9. The annual event raises money for the Special Olympics and kicks off the Summer Games on July 11.
This year a record number of participants took part in the run including individuals with the Milwaukie Police Dept., West Linn Police Dept., Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, and Clackamas County Community Corrections.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is a year round campaign in which officers support Special Olympics Oregon athletes by carrying the "Flame of Hope" Torch. Law enforcement supporters attend competitions, participate in medal ceremonies, and raise funds through special events so athletes can participate in the sports they love.
Photos from the run are attached to this release. Photo Captions are below:
IMG_5921 Runners make their way through Oregon City before stopping for a water break. The Law Enforcement Torch Run is a year round campaign in which officers support Special Olympics Oregon.
IMG_5923 Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Detective Chad Kyser talks with local reporters about the Law Enforcement Torch Run, a year round global event benefiting the Special Olympics.
###Earlier Release Below
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office joins law enforcement from across Oregon for the Special Olympics Torch Run to kick off the Special Olympics Summer State Games.
Clackamas County deputies will run along with Special Olympics athletes on Thursday, July 9 as they carry the torch from Milwaukie to Lake Oswego. The relay will begin at 9:00 a.m. in Milwaukie and end in Lake Oswego at 11:30 a.m.
"We are proud to be a part of this great cause, each year we are so touched by the stories of the Special Olympic athletes," said Sheriff Craig Roberts. "They inspire us all with their ability to overcome challenges and succeed in life."
More than 900 law enforcement volunteers and Special Olympics Oregon athletes will relay the "Flame of Hope" to the Special Olympics Oregon's Summer State Games. The final destination will be the Games Ceremonies held at the Newberg High School Stadium where 3,000 people will gather to compete on June 11th and 12th.
The schedule for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for July 9 is below.
First leg of run: The first leg of the run will end at the Oregon City Shopping Center Starbucks (1900 SE Mcloughlin Blvd Oregon City) at around 10:15 a.m.
Second leg of run: Depart Starbucks in Oregon City at 10:30 a.m. with projected arrival at the West Linn Police Department between 10:35-10:45 a.m. From the West Linn Police Department participants will proceed down Hwy 43, through West Linn, and into Lake Oswego.
End of run: The Torch Run will conclude in the Starbucks parking lot (47 N. State Street Lake Oswego) at approximately 11:30 a.m.
City of Wilsonville Police arrest prolific tagger. (Photo)
The City of Wilsonville Police which is contracted through the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office for police services arrested 19 year old Tyler Segale of Wilsonville on 7 counts of Criminal Mischief in the first degree and 14 counts of Criminal Mischief in the second degree.
The City of Wilsonville Police Department opened up its initial investigation in April 2014 when the first report that someone had spray painted the word "SMERK" on a wall in the City of Wilsonville. During the 15 months of investigation, the City of Wilsonville Police investigated 21 counts of criminal mischief where the spray painted tag "SMERK" was used. The investigation lead to the identification of Mr. Tyler Segale as the suspect who was subsequently arrested and lodged into the Clackamas County Jail.
"Taggers" who spray paint graffiti on property cost the property owners lots of money every year for repairs and clean up. The City of Wilsonville Police and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office encourages you to report these and other crimes by calling 911 or the non- emergency number at 503-655-8211.
Tips regarding this case can be called in to the Sheriff's Office Tip Line at (503) 723-4949 or you can fill out the e-mail form at http://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp.
Please refer to case number 2015-17530.