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Transition Center Grand Opening flyer
Transition Center Grand Opening flyer
Transition Center grand opening set for Tuesday, Feb. 16; media, public invited (Photo) - 02/11/16
On Tuesday, Feb. 16 from 3 to 5 p.m., Clackamas County Community Corrections will host a Grand Opening for its new Transition Center -- a new, all-in-one location providing crucial services to Corrections clients leaving jail or prison.

At 3:15 p.m., Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts will welcome attendees. The Grand Opening will feature tours, light refreshments, and info about community partners participating at the Transition Center. Angela Hawken, PhD and Jonathan D. Kulick, PhD of the Pepperdine School of Public Policy will also be on-hand to support the launch.

The facility is the first of its kind in the State of Oregon.

The media and public are invited to the event. The Transition Center is located at 2223 Kaen Rd. in Oregon City. Media outlets should contact our PIO for interview opportunities.

"This is part of a nationwide effort to right-size the prison population," said Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Chris Hoy, formerly the Sheriff's Office Community Corrections Captain. "The idea is to create programs that reduce recidivism without compromising community safety, and ultimately to reduce the incarceration rate. Clackamas County has been out front in investing in programs like this -- programs that reduce the revolving door at our county jail."

"It's about working together and it's about wrap-around resources," said Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts. "We have a population at our jail where many people are struggling with mental illness -- whether it's depression or something else. If you just boot them out the door, they can often end up right back in jail. The goal of the Transition Center is to break that pattern and change people's lives."

ABOUT THE TRANSITION CENTER

The Transition Center is located at 2223 Kaen Rd. in Oregon City, following a massive remodeling project that completely overhauled the former Sheriff's Office South Station building.

"It's a big change from what this building used to be," said Clackamas County Commission Chair John Ludlow at a recent preview gathering for the Transition Center. He spoke of the need to embrace the true meaning of "corrections," in the sense of setting people's lives back on track: "If they want to change we can help them... Without hope, what do people have?... We can help instill that in the way we 'correct' people and the opportunities we give them.... I'm really looking forward to this facility helping those people out."

To that end, the Transition Center provides a centralized location where clients being released from custody (or at risk of returning to custody) can seamlessly access re-entry services. These services -- all under one roof -- include:

- Employment and housing assistance
- Peer mentors
- Cognitive therapy
- Mental-health and substance Abuse assessments
- Basic needs
- Hygiene items
- Bi-monthly health-care enrollment.

In spring 2016, the Transition Center will also partner with Clackamas Community College to offer GED courses, and Northwest Family Services will also be offering parenting classes.

Plans are also underway to have a medical provider on-site.

Transition Center Probation Officers will conduct "reach-ins" at the Clackamas County Jail and local prisons -- completing risk assessments, developing release plans and beginning the referral process for clients before they're released.

"This is a great opportunity for Clackamas County Jail Captain Lee Eby and I to work together to reduce the recidivism in our local jail," said Community Corrections Director Captain Jenna Morrison. "We are targeting our highest-risk offenders, but we're also working with people with mental illness who spend too many days in our jail when what they really need is services. We've dedicated multiple staff to working IN the jail to create a seamless handoff to the Transition Center."

Transition Center staffers will also work to reduce the number of individuals going TO jail -- offering services to low-criminality clients who've had contact with law enforcement and may be struggling with mental-health issues or other crises. Staffers will work to stabilize these clients and connect them with any resources they need.

For more information on the Clackamas County Transition Center, click here: http://okb.oregon.gov/portfolio-item/clackamas-county-transition-center/

Community partners contributing to the Transition Center include:

- Northwest Family Services
- Clackamas County Behavioral Health
- CareOregon
- Clackamas Community College
- Clackamas Volunteers in Medicine
- Bridges to Change
- City Team
- CODA
- Lifeworks
- Community Solutions Clackamas County

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Tranton Anderson
Tranton Anderson
UPDATE: SUSPECTS IN CUSTODY--Happy Valley detectives seek public's help to catch 'Clackamas Porch Pirate' package thief; surveillance video available (Photo) - 02/06/16
UPDATE: SUSPECTS IN CUSTODY. (2-6-16, 7:00 pm)

Shortly after reaching out to the general public for their help identifying the suspects, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and Happy Valley Police Department, received several tips from both law enforcement personnel and members of the public that positively identified the suspects. The suspects are identified as 27 year old Amanda Kanthack, and her boyfriend, 37 year old Trenton Ryan Anderson.

Ms. Kanthack had already been taken into custody and lodged into the Multnomah County Jail on an unrelated charge at the time of identification. Detectives with the Happy Valley Police Department quickly disseminated Mr. Anderson's information to other local law enforcement agencies. Officers with the Portland Police Bureau worked with Happy Valley Police Detectives and were able to successfully locate Mr. Anderson. On 2-5-16 at approximately 11:30 pm, officers with PPB safely took Mr. Anderson into custody. Mr. Anderson is currently lodged at the Multnomah County Jail for a warrant and possession of methamphetamine, in addition to the various theft charges he is facing in Clackamas County. Ms. Kanthack will be interviewed in regards to her role in the package thefts in the near future by detectives with the Happy Valley Police Department.

On 2-6-16, officers with the Oregon City Police Department located the green Mercedes that was used by Mr. Anderson and Ms. Kanthack, in the commission of the thefts.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and Happy Valley Police Department would like to extend our utmost gratitude to the Portland Police Bureau, the Oregon City Police Department, as well as the various members of the public who helped to identify Mr. Anderson and Ms. Kanthack. This was truly a community effort to help ensure the continued safety of the citizens of Clackamas County.

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Please reference CCSO Case #s 16-1689 and 16-2608

Surveillance video from two theft incidents involving the suspects (.mp4 format):
https://www.dropbox.com/s/1kbyad0a33o3bmx/Jan.%202016%20Clackamas%20serial%20porch%20theft%20surveillance.mp4?dl=0

Surveillance video on our YouTube channel:
https://youtu.be/bLvdh865wEM

Happy Valley Police detectives are asking the public for tips as they look for a new serial package thief -- and once again they've got excellent porch surveillance video of the suspect.

Authorities believe the "Clackamas Porch Pirate" is involved in at least six recent package thefts in the Happy Valley / Clackamas area. The suspect's M.O. appears to involve following delivery trucks on their rounds -- and working with a female accomplice in the back seat of his vehicle who rips open the packages in the back seat.

Porch surveillance video of two of the thefts has provided an excellent view of the suspect and suspect vehicle. Police are seeking tips from the public.

As seen in the above-linked video -- which captures two separate thefts on Jan. 19 and Jan. 28, 2016 -- the suspect is a while male in his 20s, roughly 6 feet tall and 180 pounds, driving a green 1994-95 Mercedes sedan with no plates and a trip permit.

TIPS SOUGHT

Have you seen the Clackamas Porch Pirate? Any tips regarding this incident can be called in using our Tip Line at (503) 723-4949 or by using the online e-mail form at http://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp -- please refer to CCSO Case #s 16-1689 and 16-2608.

Porch surveillance cameras shooting high-definition video have been a huge boon to investigators working these sorts of cases. Last December, porch surveillance video provided a huge break in the search for the package-theft Grinch, which led to two arrests ( http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/pressreleases/2015-12-17-CCSOPR-PorchTheftTipsSought.html ).

The Sheriff's Office urges citizens to have packages delivered to secure locations or in person.

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

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Contact Info:
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NEW VIDEO: K9 Max Retires (Photo) - 02/04/16
Our K9 deputy Max is retiring following an impressive legacy of service to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. In this new video, posted on our YouTube channel, Deputy Erik McGlothin celebrates his K9 partner's career -- and introduces us to the family who will ease Max into his retirement:

https://youtu.be/4gSU6HNonw8

The video is also downloadable as an .m4v file from this Dropbox address:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/3t9fx1aezpsgyyf/MAX%20K-9%20Deputy.m4v?dl=0

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UPDATE -- HIKER FOUND: Search for missing hiker continues on Mt. Hood - 02/02/16
UPDATE (Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, 2:30 p.m.) -- HIKER FOUND

Before 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2, searchers located an empty snow cave they believe belonged to the missing subject, Christian Houck.

At about 11 a.m., a search plane from the Hood River County Sheriff's Office spotted a subject in Zigzag Canyon. The plane guided the search groups to the subject -- who was identified as Mr. Houck.

Christian Houck was uninjured and able to ski back to Timberline Lodge with the search teams.

The Sheriff's Office was assisted in the search by Mountain Wave Emergency Communications, Portland Mountain Rescue, Pacific Northwest Search and Rescue, the U.S. Air Force 304th Rescue Squadron, the Hood River Crag Rats and the Hood River County Sheriff's Office.

[END UPDATE]
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EARLIER (Feb. 2, 2016, 8:46 a.m.): Search for missing hiker continues on Mt. Hood

Yesterday (Monday, Feb. 1) just after 2:40 p.m., a hiker called into 911 reporting he was lost and in need of assistance from search and rescue.

The hiker -- Christian Houck, 51 years old, of Seattle, WA -- told dispatchers he had hiked above the Palmer Glacier on Mt. Hood and got off-course while attempting to return to Timberline Lodge.

Houck gave dispatchers his approximate location, but did not have equipment with him to give an exact location.

Search and rescue personnel responded and located Mr. Houck's vehicle in the parking lot of Timberline lodge.

Volunteers from Mountain Wave Emergency Communications, Portland Mountain Rescue, Pacific Northwest Search and Rescue and the U.S. Air Force 304th Rescue Squadron responded to the scene.

Searchers were unable to locate Mr. Houck as they searched late into the evening. Avalanche danger and stream-crossings hindered search efforts.

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Search & Rescue Coordinators contacted Houck by cell phone and told him to shelter in place for the evening. The search would resume at first light when it was safe.

Houck made a snow cave to sleep in for the night. He reportedly marked the cave so it could be located by searchers.

At 6 a.m. this morning (Tuesday, Feb. 2), searchers returned to the field in an attempt to locate the missing hiker. They estimated it would take two hours to get to the area where the hike is believed to be located.

SAR Coordinators made contact with Mr. Houck again just after 8 a.m. He told the SAR Coordinators he might know where he was at -- and advised he was attempting to self-rescue. Coordinators advised Houck to stay in place and they would come to him.

Mr. Houck has still not been located. The search continues.

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CORRECTED -- UPDATE: Citizens Academy continues Feb. 3 & 6 at the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office - 02/02/16
[Updated w/ corrected Brooks Building address.]

Citizens Academy continues Wednesday, Feb. 3 at the Brooks Building (9101 SE Sunnybrook, Clackamas) from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Local citizens will begin their second session learning about various aspects of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. On Wednesday, participants will hear from detectives in the investigations unit who will educate them about what it takes to build a case from start to finish.

The final day of the Citizens Academy is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 6 and will begin at the Public Safety Training Center (12700 SE 82nd Ave., Clackamas). Activities will take place between 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Participants will hear from graduates of the Clackamas County Substance Abuse Program (CSAP) and learn about high-speed pursuits and active shooter situations.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's Citizens Academy was developed to give citizens an inside look at law enforcement. Participants have the opportunity to learn about all aspects of the Sheriff's Office and meet the deputies behind the badge.
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EARLIER: Local Community Leaders to participate in the 2016 Citizens Academy

Local leaders will get a glimpse of what the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office does on a daily basis by participating in the 2016 Citizens Academy. The 3-day academy provides citizens the opportunity to get a first-hand look at the day to day operations of a law enforcement agency.

"Our work is not always easy, but it's so important," said Sheriff Craig Roberts. "I'm thrilled to give leaders in our community an opportunity to see what we do at the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.

Those participating in the academy will learn about services provided to the community, the divisions and their functions. Participants will tour the Clackamas County Jail, learn about Community Corrections, and meet the K-9 dog handlers along with other activities. The academy will be held on January 30, February 3, and February 6.

Media is welcome to attend.

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UPDATE: Officer-involved shooting during SWAT standoff on SE Concord - 02/01/16
UPDATE (Monday, Feb. 1, 9:15 a.m.)

The deceased is identified as Christopher Kalonji, age 19.
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EARLIER (Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, 4 p.m.) -- INVESTIGATION CONTINUES; AUTOPSY CONDUCTED; DECEASED NAME WITHHELD AT FAMILY REQUEST

Detectives from the Clackamas Major Crimes Team continue to investigate the officer-involved shooting that occurred yesterday (Thursday, Jan. 28) at the Holly Acres Apartments in Oak Grove. The investigation is expected to take several weeks to complete.

An autopsy was conducted today by the Oregon State Medical Examiner. We will release the Medical Examiner's findings when they are completed and available.

However, we have been asked by the family to delay the release of this deceased's identity so that they can complete notifications to relatives that live outside of the United States. We expect to be able to release the identity early next week.

Please reference CCSO Case # 16-2536.

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EARLIER (Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m.)

The subject in today's SWAT standoff has died at the hospital.

The name of the deceased will be released pending family notifications.

The State Medical Examiner will release cause of death following an autopsy.

The deputies involved in the shooting are now on paid administrative leave -- which is standard practice following an officer-involved shooting.

The incident remains under investigation.
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EARLIER (THURSDAY, JAN. 28)

At approximately 7:35 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Patrol deputies responded to 3710 SE Concord. Dispatch had received a report of a 19-year-old man who was armed with a rifle -- and had reportedly threatened family members with that rifle.

Deputies soon determined that the subject was in a mental-health crisis. They immediately called for mental health personnel from the Behavioral Health Unit (http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/bhu.html ), as well as police negotiators.

A conversation was initiated with the subject that went on for about two-and-a-half hours.

During this time, members of the Clackamas County Interagency Special Weapons and Tactics Team ( http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/swat.html ) arrived and took over the scene.

The man eventually brandished the rifle, resulting in deputies firing at the man. The man retreated into the apartment, barricading himself in one of the rooms.

Deputies spent hours attempting to get the subject to surrender, including the deployment of tear gas and use of an explosive breaching charge on the door to reach the man.

At about 3:45 p.m. deputies were able to safely take the subject into custody.

His specific condition is unknown, but he is suffering from gunshot wounds. American Medical Response transported the subject to a local hospital.

The investigation has been turned over to the Clackamas County Major Crimes Team.

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UPDATE -- ADDITIONAL K9: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office K9s Kilo, Nero, Vito, Marco and Spencer to get body armor (Photo) - 01/28/16
[Updated with info on additional vest donation for K9 Spencer]

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office K9s Kilo, Nero, Vito, Marco and Spencer will each receive a bullet- and stab-protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. ( http://www.vik9s.org ).

K9s Kilo, Nero, Vito, Marco and Spencer's vests are sponsored by an anonymous donor, and will be embroidered with the sentiment "Proud to Support One Who Serves and Protects." Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.

ABOUT VESTED INTEREST IN K9s, INC.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA, whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 1,700 protective vests, in 49 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over 1.6 million dollars. All vests are custom made in the USA by Armor Express in Central Lake, MI.

The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.

The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $1,050.00. Each vest has a value between $1,795 and $2,234 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs.

There are an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States.

For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at http://www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

To learn more about the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office K9 Unit, click here: http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/k9.html

Images of our K9 trading cards -- with stats on each dog -- are attached to this release.

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UPDATE -- BODY RECOVERED: Crash sends truck into Collawash River; two make it out, one male missing - 01/28/16
UPDATE: BODY OF MISSING MALE LOCATED, RECOVERED

On Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, search-and-rescue personnel with the Clackamas Water Rescue Team (previously referred to as the Clackamas Water Rescue Consortium) continued their search along the Callowash River for missing 26-year-old Irinei Burkoff, of Woodburn. They began their fourth day of searching at 9 a.m.

At about 3 p.m. on Jan. 27, a relative of Mr. Burkoff saw what they believed to be his deceased remains in the river, about two-and-a-half miles downstream from the crash site.

Water-rescue personnel responded and confirmed that this was the missing man.

A recovery operation was mounted that included loading the body onto an inflatable craft to cross the river and then using ropes to climb an approximate 60-foot cliff.

The operation to recover the victim took until about 7:30 p.m. that evening.

The Deputy Medical Examiner and family members on scene confirmed the identity of the victim.

The victim's death was as a result of the crash and related conditions and no foul play is suspected.

Pacific Northwest Search and Rescue, Clackamas Fire, Lake Oswego Fire, American Medical Response Reach and Treat, Clackamas County Medical Examiner, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Search & Rescue, Marine, and Water Rescue personnel participated in the search and recovery operation.

More information on the Clackamas Water Rescue Team:
https://www.clackamasfire.com/swiftwaterrescue/consortium.html

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EARLIER: Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, 6:16 p.m.

Today (Monday, Jan. 25), the Sheriff's Office Dive Team and Search & Rescue personnel returned to the vehicle that had crashed early Sunday morning and was submerged in the Callowash River.

Divers were able to recover the vehicle, and it has been removed from the river.

The male who was last known to be in the vehicle has been identified as Irinei Burkoff, 26 years old, of Woodburn. The male was not recovered in the vehicle, and is considered missing.

Search & Rescue personnel searched the river and its banks, but found no sign of the subject.

Searchers will be back out tomorrow (Tuesday, Jan. 26) to continue searching for the male.
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EARLIER: Jan. 24, 2016, 1:54 p.m.

On Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016 at 3:28 a.m., a 911 call came in reporting a crash on Forest Service Road 63 near Forest Service Road 45, east of Estacada. Road 63 leads to Bagby Hot Springs. The call came from the Timber Lake Job Corporation near the Ripple Brook Ranger Station.

The 911 caller said they came across the crash, then drove 30 minutes to a phone. The caller reported that a vehicle had left the roadway, went down an embankment and was in the river. There was a female stranded on the other side of the river.

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies and members of the Clackamas County Water Rescue Consortium responded to the scene.

Responders arrived to find one female on the bank near the road and another female stuck on the other side of the river. Water rescue personnel used a rapid deployment craft to ferry across the river and rescue the female on the other side. She was brought back without any further incident. Both females were transported to the hospital; they were not seriously injured.

The vehicle they had been in was completely submerged in the Collawash River.

The submerged vehicle was a light-colored pickup; the roof of the vehicle was 2-4 feet underwater.

The current was very strong, and water rescue personnel could not safely investigate the vehicle to see if anyone was trapped inside.

The female on the road side of the river -- 19 years old, of Tigard -- told deputies she was driving the vehicle when she lost control and went off the roadway. She said the female on the other side of the river was the middle passenger -- 15 years old, and at this writing it is unknown where she is from.

The driver told deputies a male -- 26 years old, of Woodburn -- was in the front passenger seat.

The two females were able to get out of a window and swim to shore. They did not see the male get out and believed he was still in the vehicle.

Search & Rescue personnel searched the riverbanks for the male, but were unable to locate him.

Plans are being made to get specialized divers to the location on Monday in an attempt to recover the vehicle and search for the missing male passenger.

The names of those involved are not being released at this time until notifications are made.

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Wilsonville female drowns after falling into Willamette River - 01/25/16
Update: 1/25/16

The woman who was pulled from the Willamette River early Sunday morning has been identified as Kelly L Carr. The Medical Examiner has ruled her death as accidental due to drowning.

The two people who were with her are identified as Wesley B Carr, of Tigard and Cheryl L Clark of Wilsonville.

###End Update###

On Sunday January 24, 2016 at 3:16 a.m. a female called 911 and reported a drowning on the
Willamette River near the rail road trestle in Wilsonville. The woman reported she ran to a nearby gas station to call 911 and was unsure of the exact location on the river, she estimated the woman had fallen into the river 40 minutes prior to calling 911. Wilsonville Police and the Clackamas County Water Rescue Consortium responded to the location.

Wilsonville Police contacted the female who called 911 and located a male near the Wilsonville Sand and Gravel plant. The male, who was with the female when she fell into the river, pointed them to the location she was last seen.

The male said he was with a female friend and his mother. They were walking on an old dock that had holes in some of the boards. While walking on the dock they all tripped and fell into the river. They were able to swim back to the dock but his mother fell again trying to get back onto the dock. She was last seen floating down river. The male jumped into the water in an attempt to rescue her while the other female ran to get help. When he was unable to locate her he went to contact emergency responders.

Deputies searched the area down by the dock while water rescue teams were headed to the area by boat. They located the body of the female floating between the dock and shore. She was pulled into a Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue boat. She was transported to the Boones Ferry boat ramp where she was pronounced dead.

The male, 30 years old, of Tigard was transported to a local hospital for minor injuries. The female, 54 years old, of Wilsonville was not injured.

The deceased female was 49 years old of Wilsonville.

The identities of those involved are not being released at this time pending family notification.
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Sheriff's Office arrests two during counterfeit bust; additional tips sought (Photo) - 01/20/16
On Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Patrol deputies received information on a subject who had passed counterfeit $100 bills to the Clackamas Target Store.

Detectives with the Sheriff's Office Property Crimes Unit were called to assist deputies with the investigation.

The investigators were able to locate the suspect at Best Buy at Cascade Station, and detained two people in the vehicle -- Deborah Michelle Musselwhite, age 22, of Forest Grove, who had a warrant for her arrest in Multnomah County, and a male subject.

The suspect who had allegedly passed the counterfeit $100 bills -- Wesley James Romero, age 26, of Forest Grove -- was not with the vehicle at the time of the stop, but soon returned to the vehicle and was also detained.

A search was then conducted of Mr. Romero's car. Detectives located computers, printers and hard drives along with counterfeit currency.

Mr. Romero told investigators that he had passed the counterfeit money at the Clackamas Target Store and other stores in the Portland metro area.

Mr. Romero was then transported to the Clackamas County Jail on charges of Forgery in the First Degree.

Ms. Musselwhite was arrested on a Multnomah County Warrant for Theft in the Second Degree.

The male subject was released at the scene.

A total $39,585 of counterfeit United State currency was recovered during the investigation.

Photos of the two suspects and the seized currency are attached to this release.

ADDITIONAL TIPS SOUGHT

Investigators believe that this suspect or his associates victimized additional businesses.

Anyone who recognizes Mr. Romero as being involved with such incidents or having other information that could assist in this investigation should contact Detective Bill Rowlands at wiliamrow@clackamas.us or via our Tip Tine by calling 503-723-4949 or using our online email form at http://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp

PROTECT YOURSELF

Anyone who does cash business should be aware of the "Know Your Money" website ( http://www.secretservice.gov/data/KnowYourMoneyApril08.pdf ) ; downloading this PDF will help teach you to observe cues to determine whether cash is real or counterfeit.

This investigation is ongoing.

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Clackamas County Sheriff's Office hosts 'Mental Health First Aid' training March 5 (Photo) - 01/20/16
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sergeant Jason Ritter
jasonrit@clackamas.us

HEADLINE: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Hosts Local 'Mental Health First Aid' Training

Similar to 'First Aid' and CPR, 'Mental Health First Aid' teaches individuals how to help those experiencing mental health challenges or crises

WHO: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and 25 local citizens

WHAT: Mental Health First Aid Training

WHEN: Saturday, March 5th, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: 315 Kennel Ave, Molalla, OR 97038

WHY:

Mental health challenges -- such as depression, anxiety, psychosis and substance use -- are shockingly common in the United States. In fact, more than one in five American adults will have a mental health problem in any given year.

The National Council for Behavioral Health certifies individuals throughout the nation, including Clackamas County Sheriff's Office personnel, to provide "Mental Health First Aid" courses to prepare their communities with the knowledge and skills to help individuals who are developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.

Identified on SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices, the training helps the public better identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses.

For more information on Mental Health First Aid, visit http://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org.

Sergeant Jason Ritter and Deputy Tim Jackson invite you to join them to learn about Mental Health First Aid. Cost of this training is $15.00 -- this covers a book and snacks and drinks throughout the day.

Please email jasonrit@clackamas.us to reserve your spot today!

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Armed barricaded man surrenders to SWAT team (Photo) - 01/18/16
On Monday January 18, 2016 at 1:18 p.m. a Wilsonville Police Officer attempted to stop a car for a speeding violation. The vehicle was traveling 46 mph in a residential 25 mph zone. The speeding vehicle continued at a slow speed, making several turns but did not yield to the police vehicle. For about a quarter of a mile the officer followed the vehicle with lights and siren. The vehicle then stopped in front of a residence on SW San Remo Ave in Wilsonville. The driver got out of the vehicle and refused to comply with commands from the Officer.

There were two passengers in the vehicle both females one adult and one juvenile. The male yelled at the female juvenile to get in the house, which she did. The adult female left the scene. As more units arrived they surrounded the house and attempted to contact the male and have him come out. The male appeared from a second story window and had a handgun in his hand. At this time the officers called for more units to assist in securing the location and evacuating nearby residences. They made contact with the juvenile who was in the house and got her out safely. They learned the male was the juvenile's father and was in the house alone.

Clackamas County SWAT and Hostage Negotiation Team were called to assist. As SWAT teams surrounded the residence, negotiators called into the residence. Negotiators talked the male into surrender peacefully. He walked out of his house and surrendered without any further confrontation. He was taken into custody at 3:45 p.m.

The male was identified as Mukunda Moriary Moss, 41 years old of Wilsonville. He was transported to a local area hospital to be evaluated.

Mr. Moss will be charged with attempt to elude felony and misdemeanor, other charges may be added.
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Pursuit Safely Comes to an End in Clackamas (Photo) - 01/18/16
On 1-17-16 at approximately 10:10 PM, a Clackamas County Deputy assigned to the city of Damascus attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a 1995 Lexus sedan, in the area of SE Sylvian Wy. and SE Richey Rd. in Boring, Oregon. The driver did not stop, and attempted to elude the police. Several deputies from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and troopers with the Oregon State Police responded to assist.

After utilizing spike strips to flatten the vehicle tires in combination with a pursuit intervention technique, deputies were able to safely bring the vehicle to a stop in the area of Hwy 212 and SE 106th Ave. in Clackamas, Oregon. The driver continued his attempt to escape by running away on foot, but was unable to outrun CCSO K9 Vito, who quickly apprehended him.

The driver, identified as 35 year old Donald Livingston of Portland, Oregon, was arrested and will be lodged at the Clackamas County Jail for the charges of attempting to elude a police officer,reckless driving, and reckless endangering. A female passenger in the vehicle was interviewed and released at the scene.