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Sheriff's Office, SAR partners respond after man dies in fatal fall at Goat Mountain; ID of Deceased; Family Statement - 01/23/15
A friend of the family of the deceased has asked that the following statement be released to the public:

Lance's family is heartbroken at the tragedy and loss that happened yesterday. He was an amazing dad, son, brother, uncle and friend. The love of his family and the outdoors were his passion and he will be missed more than words can express. All of the thoughts and prayers for his family are greatly appreciated.


Yesterday's recovered person has now been identified as:

Lance K. Leek
Age 38
Beavercreek, OR

According to the medical examiner, the death is accidental. Mr. Leek died of massive head and chest trauma from the fall.

Witness information indicates that Mr. Leek may have tripped near the edge of the precipice. Witness information also indicates that Mr. Leek may have been consuming alcohol before the fall and this may have contributed.

There is no information about any foul play in this matter and no further investigation is envisioned.


Just after 3 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, callers to 911 reported that a male subject had possibly fallen off a cliff near the radio towers on Goat Mountain, near Colton in the Mt. Hood National Forest. The callers could not locate the subject and were searching the area.

Officials estimate the cliff height is between 200 and 300 feet.

First responders and SAR volunteers arrived at the scene to join in the search at the top and bottom of the cliff -- including personnel from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Molalla Fire, Pacific Northwest Search and Rescue, and Mountain Wave Emergency Communications.

As a member of the reporting party was coming down the cliff, he discovered the subject, who was deceased.

The Sheriff's Office is not currently releasing the name of the deceased, pending family notifications. More details will be released as they become available.

Deputies respond to shooting at SE 20th and Park; victim name and age - 01/23/15
Detectives continue to investigate the shooting at SE 20th and Park while crime scene investigators evaluate evidence collected. Detectives are not releasing any additional details at this time about the crime.

The victim is identified as Scott L. Firkus, age 44, transient.

The victim remains in intensive care.

The victim's family does not want any media contact.

Detectives continue to ask that anyone with information contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's confidential Tip Line -- by telephone at 503-723-4949 or by he online e-mail form at . Please reference CCSO case # 15-1989.


Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case # 15-1989

At approximately 1:15 a.m. on Thursday, January 22, 2015, deputies responded to a reported shooting at the intersection of SE 20th and Park in unincorporated Clackamas County.

Callers to 911 had reported hearing multiple gunshots in the area. The callers then went outside and found a male victim with multiple gunshot wounds lying in the roadway on SE 20th at Park.

[Crime-scene location on Google Maps: ]

Deputies arrived. The victim was transported to the hospital by AMR, where he is currently listed in serious condition.

Deputies searched the immediate area. At this writing the suspect in this shooting is outstanding. Clackamas County Sheriff's Office detectives are currently canvassing the area.

More details will be released as the investigation continues.


The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is seeking tips and information regarding this shooting.

Anyone with information is urged 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 . Please reference CCSO case # 15-1989.

Community Corrections conducts sex-offender notification, releases flyer - 01/16/15
Clackamas County Community Corrections is conducting a Sex Offender Community Notification in unincorporated Milwaukie today (Friday January 16, 2015) regarding Michael W. Miller, the offender listed in this notification flyer (PDF format).

This offender will be released from jail and living at the address in the flyer on Tuesday, January 27, 2015.

Full details are in the notification flyer attached to this release and also linked here:

Attached Media Files: MILLER SON
Sheriff's Office responds to reported home invasion robbery - 01/14/15
Update 01/14/15 4:25pm

Detectives with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office were back out at the robbery scene on SW Grahams Ferry Rd today. They canvassed the area for evidence and witnesses of the crime. At this point in the investigation there is no other information to be released.


The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is seeking tips and information regarding this home-invasion robbery.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's confidential Tip Line -- by telephone at 503-723-4949

Reference CCSO case number 15-1264

***Prior Release***

On Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 7:48 pm the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to the 26900 block of SW Grahams Ferry Rd on a report of a home invasion robbery. The address is just outside the city of Wilsonville, Wilsonville Police officers also responded to assist.

Initial reports came in that a female had been tied up and robbed by three males all wearing ski masks. At least one of the males was reported to be armed with a handgun. The only other suspect description is they all spoke with a Hispanic accent. The female did not report being injured during the incident.

The female reported she was alone at the time of the robbery and called her husband just after the males left the residence. He responded to the house and a 911 call was made to report the robbery.

Deputies, Officers, and 2 K-9's searched the house as well as the 20 acre property. No suspects were located on the property.

Detectives from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office are currently on scene investigating.
WEP logo
WEP logo
Clackamas County offers free class (starting Feb. 23) for women impacted by domestic violence (Photo) - 01/12/15
If you have experienced abuse by a current or former intimate partner, the free Women's Empowerment Project (WEP) class series can help you break the cycle.

Sponsored by Clackamas County Community Corrections, WEP is specifically designed for women wanting to create healthy, violence-free lives. The 14-week class is free.

Topics include: the cycle of violence, coping mechanisms, effects of abuse on children, safety planning, and more.

The first free class begins on Monday, Feb. 23 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

If you or someone you know is interested in the WEP classes, please contact Victim Services Program Coordinator Shannon Barkley at or call 503-655-8776.

Attached Media Files: WEP logo
Settlement reached with the families of Kathleen Hoffmeister and Victoria Schulmerich - 01/09/15
Clackamas County has reached a settlement with the families of Kathleen Hoffmeister and Victoria Schulmerich. While nothing can erase the conduct of Jeffrey Grahn and the tragic events of February 2010, we hope this settlement will help the families as they move forward, heal and rebuild.

We again extend our deepest condolences to the families of Charlotte Grahn, Kathleen Hoffmeister and Victoria Schulmerich.

All questions regarding the settlement should be address to Clackamas County Public and Government Affairs 503-655-8751.
Daniel Turner
Daniel Turner
Locker Break In Rash Solved--Suspect Arrested (Photo) - 01/09/15
A series of thefts from lockers at the LA Fitness in Wilsonville located at 30050 SW Town Center Loop West was resolved today when the suspect was arrested in the business. Deputies assigned to the Wilsonville Police Department have been receiving reports of thefts for several weeks and developed images of the suspect when he used stolen credit cards at a nearby Fred Meyer.

Deputies were unable to identify the suspect until it was discovered that the person had purchased a membership to LA Fitness using a stolen credit card. That lead allowed deputies to arrest the suspect this morning while in the LA Fitness.


Turner, Daniel Leroy
Age: 51
Lives in Vancouver, WA

Mr. Turner's actual identity was eventually uncovered by the deputies and he was found to have warrants from Multnomah County for identity theft and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Deputies have information that there are victims of this suspect who did not file police reports. It is requested that any victims of thefts from LA Fitness file police reports by contacting police dispatch at 503-655-8211. Reports of this nature can typically be filed by phone.

Mr. Turner was lodged on the two Multnomah County warrants. Deputies are coordinating with Albany Police and Vancouver Police to complete their investigation and submit their investigation to the Clackamas County District Attorney's Office.
Attached Media Files: Daniel Turner
Injured climber rescued from Mt. Hood - 01/07/15
At approximately 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 07, 2015 the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office received reports of a fallen climber on Mt Hood. Initial reports were that the fall had occurred near the Crater Rock above the Palmer Snow Field on the mountain. The climber -- Edward Trompke, 62, of Lake Oswego -- fell and slid several hundred feet.

Edward Trompke was hiking with his son. They had started their hike around 11pm the day before, which is common for summiting Mt. Hood. Near the Hogs Back Edward Trompke had a cramp on break and decided to turn around.

While walking back down he fell and slid about 200 feet. He injured his shoulder and hit his head during the fall. They called 911 for assistance, his injuries made him unable to hike down after the fall.

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue responded and called resources to help with the rescue. American Medical Response's Reach and Treat (RAT) Team, trained volunteers from Portland Mountain Rescue responded.

At 12:15 pm paramedics with AMR reached Mr. Trompke. They assessed his injuries and determined he could be transported down the mountain on a sked device. Portland Mountain Rescue responded with equipment and brought him down off of the mountain.

Mr. Trompke left with his son to get treatment. The extent of his injuries is unknown.

Mr. Trompke had a cell phone with him but did not have a Mountain Locator Device. Search and Rescue encourages anyone climbing the mountain to have a mountain locator device.

Mountain Locator Units may be rented from the following locations:
* Mountain Shop, 628 NE Broadway, Portland (503)288-6768
* Mt Hood Inn, 87450 E. Govt Camp Loop, Government Camp OR (open 24 hours) (503)272-3205
* REI - Portland, 1405 NW Johnson , St., Portland, OR (503) 221-1938
* REI - Tigard, 7410 SW Bridgeport, Tigard OR (503)624-8600
Tammy Lynne Hendon
Tammy Lynne Hendon
With help from Neighborhood Watch, Happy Valley PD arrests two in string of burglaries (Photo) - 01/07/15
On Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, suspect Vance Arthur Kinner, 47, was arrested following an alleged home burglary on Monner Road in Happy Valley. This led to a second arrest, multiple charges for both suspects, and the recovery of stolen property in several area burglaries.

Kinner was contacted by a Happy Valley Police Detective while the detective was investigating a suspicious vehicle in the Monner Road neighborhood -- an area that had experienced several recent burglaries.

The detective was contacted by a person from the local Neighborhood Watch program, who confirmed the vehicle was suspicious.

After contacting Mr. Kinner, Happy Valley Police discovered an unreported burglary to a home near where Mr. Kinner had been contacted. Evidence discovered at the scene of the burglary identified Mr. Kinner as the burglary suspect.

After Mr. Kinner's arrest, additional evidence tied Mr. Kinner to other burglaries on Monner Road over the previous weeks.

After additional investigation, police then identified a second, female suspect in the burglary cases. On Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, Happy Valley Police arrested Tammy Lynne Hendon, 45.

Mr. Kinner and Ms. Hendon are the suspects in multiple burglaries in Happy Valley -- and were also found to be suspects in burglaries occurring in Portland and Gresham.

A large amount of stolen property has been recovered during this investigation. Police are currently identifying it for evidence and returning it to victims.

Kinner are currently lodged at the Clackamas County Jail pending prosecution on multiple charges that include burglary, identity theft, and drug possession.

Vance Kinner's full booking info is here:

Tammy Hendon's full booking info is here:

Booking photos are also attached to this release.

Happy Valley Police would like to thank the Monner Road Neighborhood Watch for their assistance, which led to these arrests. This is a great example of watchful citizens helping police keep neighborhoods safe.

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

Attached Media Files: Tammy Lynne Hendon , Vance Arthur Kinner
Bradley David Alford
Bradley David Alford
Jail deputies respond after inmate dies in cell; autopsy results pending (Photo) - 12/30/14
At approximately 12 noon on Monday, Dec. 29, deputies at the Clackamas County Jail responded to a report of a male inmate down in his cell.

Deputies found the male unconscious and not breathing. They attempted to resuscitate the male -- identified as Bradley David Alford, 35, of Fairview -- and called for additional medical personnel.

Clackamas Fire District #1 and AMR personnel arrived. Mr. Alford was pronounced dead at the scene.

Additionally, Sheriff's Office detectives responded to the jail to investigate the death, and an autopsy was performed at the State Medical Examiner's Office.

The cause of death is still unknown at this time, as we await autopsy results.

Family notifications are complete.

Bradley David Alford was in jail for a Probation Violation related to a DUII charge, and was expected to be released in January 2015. A booking photo of the deceased is attached.

Attached Media Files: Bradley David Alford