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Wilsonville PD, Sheriff's Office, Tualatin PD arrest 2 of 3 juveniles after car theft, pursuit, crash; tips sought - 09/18/17

Wilsonville PD, Sheriff's Office, Tualatin PD arrest 2 of 3 juveniles after car theft, pursuit, crash; tips sought

Please reference CCSO Case # 2017-24813

At 6:26 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 18, deputies contracted to the Wilsonville Police Department responded to a report of a stolen vehicle at Plaid Pantry in Wilsonville.

Deputies arrived at the scene. The victim told deputies that three juvenile males asked him for a ride from Eugene to Portland. He said when they reached Wilsonville, they stopped at the Plaid Pantry, and the victim went inside to buy some items.

When he came back, the three juvenile suspect males and the victim's vehicle -- a black 2007 Toyota Camry 4D -- had disappeared.

At approximately 11:39 a.m., an alert Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Patrol Deputy spotted and attempted to stop the stolen vehicle.

Wilsonville Police and Sheriff's Office deputies pursued the vehicle, eventually end the pursuit as the stolen vehicle continued northbound on SW Boones Ferry Rd. into Tualatin. But then a citizen alerted Wilsonville Police, the Sheriff's Office, and Tualatin Police that the same stolen vehicle had crashed after trying to negotiate a turn at SW Boones Ferry Rd and SW Blake St. in Tualatin at a high rate of speed.

Deputies responded to the crash scene, and quickly took one of the three juvenile suspects, a 16 year old male, into custody. A second juvenile suspect, a 17 year old male, was located by Tualatin Police officers hiding in a backyard of a nearby residence.

Authorities searched for the third juvenile suspect, but were unable to locate him. Police are seeking tips from the public.

The two arrested juvenile suspects were transported to Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Center and booked on numerous charges.


The Sheriff's Office is seeking the third, a 17-year-old juvenile suspect in the Sept. 18 theft of the 2007 Toyota Camry 4D from the Wilsonville Plaid Pantry, as well as any additional information in this case. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at . Please reference CCSO Case # 2017-24813.

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


UPDATE: Sheriff's Office makes DUII arrests during 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' enforcement effort on Labor Day weekend - 09/11/17

UPDATE (Monday, Sept. 11, 2017) --

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office joined many other local and state police agencies participating in the national "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" enforcement effort, funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The national enforcement effort lasted from Aug. 18 through Sept. 3, 2017, and led to the arrest of 30 people in Clackamas County alone. This number is up from 2016, which had 17 arrests in the same time period.

The special patrols nationwide were solely focused on locating and arresting impaired drivers -- with the hope of reducing the chance of an impaired driver causing traffic crash or fatality.


The Sheriff's Office is extending its enhanced patrols through the Labor Day holiday weekend (Sept. 1-4, 2017), and urges the public to drink responsibly as the summer season comes to a close.

EARLIER (Aug. 8, 2017): Sheriff's Office increases patrols in August to target impaired-driver crashes

This month (August 2017), the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office will be increasing patrols with an emphasis on reducing impaired-driver crashes.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2014 there were 9,967 people killed as a result of impaired-driving crashes. This staggering statistic amounts to one alcohol-impaired traffic fatality every 53 minutes.

Nationally, impaired driver crashes accounted for 31 percent of traffic fatalities in 2014.

The Sheriff's Office is increasing patrols this month as part of its effort to help avoid these completely preventable tragedies.

Many of these patrols will be focusing on the many roadways near the waterways within Clackamas County. Please remember that excessive alcohol and watersports are a potentially dangerous combination. Please exercise extreme caution if using impairing substances while also enjoying the many aquatic resources in the area -- and if you do use an impairing substance, please have a sober driver and boat operator.

The Sheriff's Office reminds citizens it serves that everyone can play a role in preventing impaired drivers. If you witness impaired driving, don't hesitate to report it to your local authorities; it may save a life.

Please enjoy your time with friends and family as summer break begins to wind down, and please drive safe and sober.


Crash Photo 2
Crash Photo 2
Pursuit of Stolen Vehicle Ends in Crash, Suspect in Custody (Photo) - 09/04/17

Please reference CCSO case number 17-23174.

B-roll video from incident:

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office arrested Ryan Douglas Vanhorn, DOB 6/28/1982, after a pursuit of a stolen vehicle during which Mr. Vanhorn was the driver. The pursuit occurred in Clackamas and ended when Mr. Vanhorn crashed into a median. Photos are attached and video is available on Dropbox.

At about 11:00 AM on Monday, September 4, 2017, Sheriff's Office Deputies located a stolen vehicle being driven by the only occupant, later identified as Ryan Vanhorn, on SE Sunnyside Rd near the Clackamas Town Center in unincorporated Clackamas County.

When the Deputies attempted to stop Mr. Vanhorn and recover the stolen vehicle, he attempted to elude capture by speeding away from the Deputies. The pursuit ended on Hwy 212 near SE McKinley Ave when Mr. Vanhorn failed to negotiate a turn and crashed into a low, concrete median.

Mr. Vanhorn surrendered upon stepping out of the stolen vehicle and was taken into custody. Clackamas Fire District #1 responded and rendered precautionary medical aid to Mr. Vanhorn because of the nature of the crash. There were no other injuries. Mr. Vanhorn was transported to a local hospital for medical clearance and then transported to the Clackamas County Jail for booking.

Mr. Vanhorn was charged with Unlawful Use of a Vehicle, Attempt to Elude in Vehicle, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangering and Possession of Methamphetamine. Bail was set at $35,000. Mr. Vanhorn's booking photo (maybe not immediately available) and information can be found at:

Photos of the crash scene are attached to this news release.

B-roll video from the incident can be found at:

Attached Media Files: Crash Photo 2 , Crash Photo 1
Bradley Dressler
Bradley Dressler
CCSO:missing person located (Photo) - 08/25/17


Search and Rescue Coordinators from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to the area and located Bradley Dressler a short time after. Dresser was found unharmed. A quick response from the CCSO SAR Coordinators is credited with Dressler's safe return home.


The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is requesting assistance from the public. We are looking for Bradley Dressler,61, who was reported missing early this morning, August 25, 2017. Dressler suffers from dementia and other medical issues.

Dressler is 5'11" tall and weighs 185lbs. He is believed to be wearing a gray rain coat, tan pants, black shoes and an olive colored hat. Dressler walks with a red cane and is wearing a medical ID bracelet with his name on it.

Dressler lives in the Oak Grove area and is familiar with riding Tri-met. He may be attempting to go the VA Hospital in Portland, OR.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Bradley Dressler is urged to call the Sheriff's Office Non-Emergency Line at 503-655-8211. Tips can also be sent using the Sheriff's Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at . Please reference CCSO Case #17-22615.


Attached Media Files: Bradley Dressler
Command Post on scene2
Command Post on scene2
Sheriff's Office seeks tips following gunshot death, manslaughter arrest in Beavercreek (Photo) - 08/23/17

Please reference CCSO Case # 17-22345

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is seeking tips from the public following a manslaughter arrest

Around 7:33 p.m. on Monday, August 21, 2017, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies arrived at 17380 S. Buckner Creek Rd. in Beavercreek on a report of a domestic disturbance.

The 911 caller had told dispatch that two males had been fighting and one was now unconscious. As deputies were en route, the 911 caller also reported that a female on scene and a male on scene were now performing CPR on the unconscious subject.

Deputies arrived at the crime scene. It quickly became apparent that the reportedly unconscious male -- later identified as Alvin E. Wallenstein, 45, of Molalla -- had a gunshot wound to his chest, and was deceased.

Sheriff's Office Homicide and Violent Crimes Unit (HVCU) detectives and members of our Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) Unit deployed to the scene and began to investigate. A photo of the Sheriff's Office Mobile Command Center at the crime scene is attached.

After conducting interviews, detectives arrested a resident of the Buckner Creek Rd. address, Howard D. Bunnell Jr., 47, of Beavercreek, transported him to the Clackamas County Jail, and booked him on charges of Manslaughter I and Unlawful use of a Weapon. A booking photo is attached, and his complete booking info is here: Bail is set at $1 million.

The Medical Examiner's Office conducted its autopsy on Tuesday, Aug. 22 and determined that Wallenstein died of a gunshot wound to the chest.

Detectives continue to interview witnesses and collect evidence at the crime scene, a multi-acre property in rural Beavercreek accessible by two long gravel driveways. More information on the exact circumstances leading to Wallenstein's death will be released as investigators process and confirm information. They are also seeking tips from the public.


Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online tip form at . Please reference CCSO Case # 17-22345.


Roberts booking photo
Roberts booking photo
Woman charged with initiating false report after telling deputies about nonexistent missing boy along MAX line; Photo attached (Photo) - 08/23/17

At about 5:31 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to the area of the Park Avenue Transit Center along the MAX Orange Line on a report of a missing child.

The call was quickly dispatched to Transit Police because the incident had allegedly occurred along the MAX line.

Just 16 seconds later, deputies were informed that dispatch was in contact with TriMet and attempting to stop the train.

Deputies and officers with the Transit Police arrived on scene and immediately began an investigation.

Authorities made contact with the reporting female, identified as Treaunna S. V. Roberts, who told deputies that her 4 year old son "Anthony" was missing.

Ms. Roberts went on to give deputies a detailed description of the boy: 4 years old, African-American, wearing a blue shirt, white shorts, and Jordan sneakers, hair in cornrows.

Clackamas County Search and Rescue (SAR) personnel and Sheriff's Office detectives were contacted and responded to the scene. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office immediately made public notifications through social media platforms asking for the public's help in locating "Anthony," and other officers from various jurisdictions joined the search.

Once on scene, Sheriff's Office detectives contacted Ms. Roberts and began questioning her. Detectives soon found Ms. Roberts's story inconsistent and they began to question her truthfulness.

Detectives then located surveillance video that also raised questions about Ms. Roberts's story. At approximately 8:30 p.m. Ms. Roberts confessed to detectives that she had fabricated the entire story -- that she did not have a child, nor was she aware of any missing child.

Treaunna S. V. Roberts was then taken into custody and transported to the Clackamas County Jail, where she was booked on one charge of Initiating a False Report. Bail was set at $1,500.

Her complete booking info is here:


Attached Media Files: Roberts booking photo