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UPDATED w/ BOOKING PHOTO: 'Singer/songwriter/ID thief' back in jail after CCITF investigation (Photo) - 06/30/15
[Now updated with Stephen G. Rowell's Multnomah County booking photo.]

On Wednesday, June 24, 2015, investigators with the Clackamas County Inter-agency Task Force (CCITF) served several search warrants in Multnomah and Clackamas counties related to a narcotics investigation.

The suspect in the investigation is Stephen G Rowell, 34, of Portland. Rowell was sentenced in 2009 for multiple counts of identity theft in Multnomah County. The Oregonian wrote about Rowell in 2009, here:

Singer/songwriter/ID thief gets 13 years in prison

As a result of the June 24, 2015 search warrants, investigators seized:

- Approximately 3.5 ounces of meth
- Over $55,000 in cash
- A 2007 Ford Mustang

Rowell was arrested on parole violation charges while the drug investigation continues. He is currently lodged in Multnomah County Jail. His complete Multnomah County booking info is here:

A booking photo is attached, as well as photos of the seized Mustang, money and meth.

BOOKED: Zachary Burkenbine
BOOKED: Zachary Burkenbine
UPDATE: Man Arrested After Inflicting Injuries to Dog (Photo) - 06/27/15
Deputies discovered the suspect lied about his identity and used his brother's name. The suspect's true name is Zachary Burkenbine. The information has been corrected below.

On June 27, 2015 at approximately 5:00 PM, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Deputies responded to a citizen report of a man repeatedly kicking a small dog to the point the dog was bleeding along the side of SE 82nd Dr in Clackamas. The citizen followed the man and eventually the bus on which he received a ride towards Gladstone.

The responding Deputies, who were assisted by Officers from the Gladstone Police Department, located the man, a woman, and the dog in the Safeway parking lot in Gladstone. They discovered the dog, a small white mixed-breed dog, suffered visible traumatic injuries to its rear end and there was blood dripping from its tail. A Deputy transported the dog to a nearby emergency veterinary clinic where the medical staff determined the dog would be euthanized due to internal injuries it suffered as a result of repeatedly being kicked. The veterinarian will perform a necropsy and provide the findings to assist the investigation.

Deputies identified the man as Zachary Burkenbine and the woman as Krystal Bohannon. During the interviews with Mr. Burkenbine and Ms. Bohannon, Deputies learned the two found the dog the day before on the side of the road inside a box labeled "FREE". Mr. Burkenbine explained his actions by saying he was using the leash to pull the dog in order to train it how to walk on leash. It was reported to Deputies that Mr. Burkenbine kicked the dog between five and ten times in the rear end with each step he took as he walked along 82nd Dr.

Zachary Burkenbine was arrested for Aggravated Animal Abuse in the First Degree, a Class C Felony, and lodged at the Clackamas County Jail. A copy of Mr. Burkenbine's booking photo was attached to this release.

Additionally, Deputies learned Ms. Bohannon repeatedly hit the citizen's vehicle, mooned the citizen, and made obscene gestures with her hands when she saw the citizen calling 911. Ms. Bohannon initially attempted to convince Deputies she tried to get the dog medical treatment. However, she eventually confessed she did not seek medical treatment and lied because she did not want to go to jail. Deputies will refer charges of at least Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree on Ms. Bohannon to the District Attorney's Office.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office urges any pet owner who can no longer care for their animal(s) to contact his or her local animal shelter or the Oregon Humane Society. The Oregon Humane Society can be contacted online,, or by calling (503) 285-7722.

Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office case number 15-17564.
Attached Media Files: BOOKED: Zachary Burkenbine
Car near the river
Car near the river
Molalla River Car Crash (Photo) - 06/25/15
On June 25, 2015 at approximately 5:00 pm, deputies from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to the report of a traffic collision at Kegger Rock. This location is in rural south Clackamas County along the Molalla River, south of Molalla, OR.

Initial information about this incident provided to 911 dispatchers included a vehicle had driven off a cliff and landed in the Molalla River with occupants in the vehicle. The information prompted a response from the Clackamas County Water Rescue Consortium which included the Clackamas County Marine Unit and Dive Team, Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, American Medical Response and the Clackamas Fire Department. In addition to these resources Officers from the Molalla Police Department, Molalla Fire Department, Troopers from the Oregon State Police, Search and Rescue Coordinators from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and two Life Flight helicopters responded to the location.

When patrol deputies arrived at the location they conducted an investigation. They learned there were two vehicles traveling south on the Molalla Forest Road together. There were three males in each car. Statements were made to investigators that the rear vehicle swerved in an attempt to avoid a collision with the lead vehicle. The vehicles collided and the rear vehicle drove off the edge of a cliff. There was an approximate 40 foot drop towards the Molalla River at this location. The vehicle which was identified as a Honda Civic appears to have rolled-over and came to rest on its tires at the edge of the water.

One of the occupants from the other vehicle attempted to call 911 but had problems due to poor reception in the area. He was able to obtain a ride from someone passing by who took him to the Glen Avon Bridge where there is a "911 only" phone available.

Fire and rescue crews worked to extricate the three occupants of the vehicle. The two passengers were taken by ambulance to a nearby staging area to meet the Life Flight helicopters. They were then flown to area hospitals. One passenger was unconscious and is considered to be in critical condition at this time. The second passenger was semi-conscious when he was transported but his condition is unknown. The names of those involved in this incident and hospitals will not be released at this time.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Juan Manuel Mauleon-Rosario, 21, of Newberg, OR. Mauleon was transported to an area hospital by ambulance with unknown injuries. This crash is actively being investigated and alcohol is believed to be a factor.
Opposite side
Opposite side
Tanker-truck spills hot asphalt into the Sandy River (Photo) - 06/24/15
On June 24, 2015 at approximately 2:30 pm, Deputies from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to the report of a jack-knifed semi-truck that was spilling hot asphalt into the Sandy River near E Barlow Road and E Road 14 in Brightwood, Oregon.

When deputies arrived at the location they discovered the tanker-truck on the road and the tanker-trailer it was hauling was dangling off the steep embankment while still connected. The tanks were reported to contain 14 tons of liquid asphalt. Some of the liquid asphalt spilled down the embankment and entered the Sandy River from the rear tanker.

Currently E Barlow Trail Road is closed at this location while tow trucks work to secure and remove the tanker-trailer. The road is not estimated to re-open until after 6:00 pm today.
The truck and trailer are owned/operated by Washington Trucking Inc, of Everett, Washington. The driver was identified as Michael David Banta, 47, of Brush Prairie, Washington. The driver has been cooperative with this investigation.

This incident is under active investigation by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. Hoodland Fire Department also responded to the location to assist. The Oregon Emergency Response System (OERS) at the Office of Emergency Management was notified regarding this incident. Officials from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) are responding to the location to determine the impact and clean-up procedures.
Update: Detectives Investigating Homicide in Oak Grove (Photo) - 06/22/15

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:

You can leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at , 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
Age 26
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
Attached Media Files: Alexander_Mosbey.jpg
Subject from River Rescue at Riverside Park has died at the hospital - 06/16/15
The male who was pulled from the Clackamas River Monday, June 15, 2015 near Riverside Park has died at the hospital. He has been identified as Xavier Fabian Canales, 37 years old, of Happy Valley.

Medical staff determined that Xavier died of natural causes and did not drown even though the event took place while he was in the river.

On Monday at 4:40 pm a 911 call came in stating a male was unconscious after being pulled from the Clackamas River. Witnesses told deputies Xavier was swimming with friends when he began to struggle in the water. They had trouble pulling Xavier to shore do to the strong current. When they pulled him to shore several people performed CPR until emergency responders arrived. He was transported by boat to the boat ramp then by ambulance to an area hospital
UPDATE: Bremer Road Fatal Crash--Single Vehicle, Single Occupant, Identified - 06/16/15

The victim who died in a single vehicle crash on Bremer Rd outside of Canby has been identified as Jeffery Douglas Luck, 44 years old, of Oregon City.


On 6-14-15 at about 2317 hours deputies with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a crash on Bremer Road between Blount and Central Point Road. The caller reported having heard a car "race by" and then heard the sound of a crash.

The responding deputies with assistance from Canby Police patrol units located the single vehicle, a 2002 Dodge pickup truck, rolled over and with a single, deceased occupant.
The interagency Criminal Reconstruction and Forensics Team responded with investigators from Clackamas County Sheriff and Oregon City Police. Their investigation is ongoing, but initial findings include no indicators of alcohol use confirmation that there was only a single occupant. The scene investigation was completed at 0417 hours, at which time the roadway was reopened.

The office of the medical examiner responded and will conduct their own investigation in the cause and manner of death. The name of the deceased is being withheld pending complete notification of the next of kin.

Our case: 15-16313
Warning: Variation on Jury Duty Scam - 06/15/15
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Property Crimes Unit is investigating a rash of reports of attempted frauds in the last few hours. In each case a man has called to threaten citizens with arrest by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office if cash is not delivered as bail for missing jury. In this specific scam the caller has used the name of a member of the Sheriff's management team--easily accessible information from the Internet--to lend some air of legitimacy to the scam. This is a variation on an ongoing scheme:

Just one year ago the Sheriff's Office warned of a similar scam:

We are grateful for the awareness of citizens who have quickly determined that these claims are fraudulent and have reported the attempts to Clackamas County Sheriff investigators. We ask that people remain vigilant and continue to report these and similar efforts to defraud people. In addition to contacting local law enforcement, victims should contact the Federal Trade Commission's scam line to report any fraud or scam. You can report to the FTC online or by phone at 1-877-FTC-HELP.

Suspects involved in this type of scam often prey on our most vulnerable citizens and the elderly. This may be a good time to check with those in our lives who are vulnerable and remind them of the need to remain vigilant.

You can find more information on the FTC web site that has a blog with a wide variety of scams that are being used around the country. Our management is apparently in good company as one of the scams listed used the name of Federal Trade Commissioner Joshua Wright to gain victims confidence.
Water Rescue Consortium rescues 4 on Clackamas River - 06/15/15
On 06-14-15 at about 1743 hours, police and fire rescue units from the Clackamas County Water Rescue Consortium responded to the Clackamas River near river marker 22 in Clackamas County. It was reported there were four people stuck in the river between the rapids and a rock wall. Their inflatable devices were reported to have broken and none of them had life preservers. They were reportedly sitting on a log and unable to get out of the water safely.

Water rescue personnel located the four victims and transported them a rescue raft and other specialized water rescue equipement to the lower boat ramp at McIver State Park.

Statements from some individuals rescued indicate that the events leading up to their needing to be rescued were rather harrowing and indicative of having been underprepared for the rather demanding conditions. The four individuals, aged 49, 17, 16, and 16 were transported to the hospital. Their medical conditions are not known, but are not life threatening.

There was no sign of alcohol present on any of the individuals involved in this incident.

Clackamas Water Rescue Consortium advises anyone swimming or boating in local waterways to always wear a US Coast Guard approved personal flotation device.

Our case: 15-16284
Clackamas Denny's Robbed, Suspect in Custody (Photo) - 06/15/15
On the morning of June 15th, 2015 at about 0217 hours patrol deputies with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Denny's located at 15815 SE 82nd Drive in Clackamas. The suspect was described as leaving from the robbery in a small black colored car.

A responding deputy saw a car matching the description of the suspect vehicle driving nearby and when he turned on the vehicle, the suspect drove through a red light. The deputy stopped the car and a subsequent search of the car led to the discovery of the handgun used to commit the robbery and the cash taken in the robbery.

The victim employee in the robbery was the server who had attended to the suspect while he ate. The server described that the suspect had come into the restaurant, ordered food, the "Lumberjack Slam," which is eggs, hashbrowns, pancakes, bacon, sausage, and toast, was served, and afterward, took the employee to the cash register at gunpoint and emptied the cash register.

The suspect taken into custody is Robert Lee Davenport Jr., age 58, a resident of Eugene. Mr. Davenport was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on a charge of Robbery in the First Degree with a bail of $250,000.

Our case number: 15-16318
Attached Media Files: Robert_Davenport.jpg
clackamas from dahl beach
clackamas from dahl beach
Male drowns attempting to swim across Clackamas River (Photo) - 06/09/15
Just after 7:00 pm on Tuesday, June 09, 2015, 911 calls came in reporting an adult male swimmer who went under water and fail to come up. The swimmer was attempting to swim across the Clackamas River from Clackamette Park to Dahl Beach in Meldrum Bar Park.

Units from the Clackamas County Water Rescue Consortium were immediately dispatched to the scene. Gladstone Fire, American Medical Response, Lake Oswego Fire, Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, Clackamas Fire District 1 and Clackamas County Sheriff's Office all responded.

Boats started searching the water from the surface as rescue divers prepared to search under water. At 7:38 pm one of the boats located the male in about 6 to 8 feet of water near where he was last scene. Rescue personnel were able to reach the subject with a boat poll. They pulled him from the water and immediately started CPR.

They transported him by boat to Meldrum Bar boat ramp where he was transferred to AMR. They were unable to revive the male and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The male has been identified as Brallan Guadalupe Vega Palma, 22 years old, of Portland.

Brallan Vega Palma was at the river with his family. He swam across the river with his cousin from Dahl Beach to Clackamette Park. While swimming back to Dahl Beach he began struggling in the water. His cousin tried to assist him but was pulled under. When his cousin came back up Brallan Vega Palma was still under water, his cousin was able to swim to shore at Dahl Beach.

The water temperature in the Clackamas River in that location is close to 70 degrees. This section of the river varies in depth. This area of the river has calmer shallow water near the shore with a stronger current in the middle of the river. Clackamas Water Rescue Consortium advises anyone swimming in local water ways to always wear a personal flotation device.
Attached Media Files: clackamas from dahl beach
UPDATE: Domestic disturbance with armed suspect leads to pursuit, officer-involved shooting in Sandy; suspect treated with minor injuries, released to detectives, jailed (Photo) - 06/09/15
The grand jury has indicted Mr. Burlison on a number of counts including attempted Assault in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Eluding a Police Officer. He remains in custody at the Clackamas County Jail on $250,000 bail.

The officer who fired in this incident is being identified as Deputy Kevin Bigler, a 18 year police veteran who has been with the Clackamas County Sheriff for 14 years and previously worked for the Grand County Colorado Sheriff's Office.

A complete review of the incident will be conducted by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Incident Review Board.


Please reference CCSO Case # 15-15774

At 11:30 p.m. on Monday, June 8, 2015, a female called 911 to report a domestic disturbance between her and a boyfriend -- Stephen Philip Burlison, 29, of Sandy -- at her residence in the 38000 block of Hwy. 211 in the City of Sandy.

Officers from Sandy Police responded, along with deputies from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.

The female 911 caller reported that her boyfriend was armed with a handgun and was preventing her from leaving the address. The caller's father reportedly pulled out a firearm to protect the caller -- and according to the caller at one point both Burlison and the caller's father were pointing handguns at each other.

As officers and deputies responded to the area, the caller reported that suspect Burlison had left in a blue SUV after pointing a handgun at both the caller and her father. Suspect Burlison also reportedly shot at the caller and her father with a BB rifle as he was driving away, but missed.

Sheriff's Office deputies located the vehicle traveling on Hwy. 211. They attempted to stop the vehicle, assisted by Sandy Police officers. There was a short pursuit that reached speeds exceeding 80 mph.

The chase reportedly included the suspect driving the SUV through a berry field, returning to the address of the original alleged domestic disturbance, and then pursuing the female caller as she departed the scene in her own vehicle.

The chase ended when the male stopped his vehicle to block the female caller's car near Hwy. 211 and SE Martin Rd. Fearing for her safety, one of the pursuing deputies used his patrol vehicle to push the male's vehicle forward and away from the female.

Shots were then fired at the crash scene by deputies after Burlison reportedly pointed a handgun out of the vehicle. Burlison was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. He was treated for those injuries -- and quickly released into the custody of Sheriff's Office detectives.

Stephen Philip Burlison, 29, of Sandy, was booked at the Clackamas County Jail on charges that include two counts of Menacing, two counts of Pointing A Firearm at Another, one count of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and one count of Eluding a Police Officer.

Stephen Philip Burlison's full booking info is here:

Total bail is set at $52,000.

The Clackamas County Inter-agency Major Crimes Team, Clackamas County District Attorney's Office, and Clackamas County Sheriff's Office detectives responded to the scene to investigate.

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

The names of the involved deputies are not being released at this time. The investigation is ongoing.