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Driver in Happy Valley crash charged with Manslaughter (Photo) - 12/17/14
Update (December 17, 2014):

The driver of a SUV that hit two motorcycles, killing one of the riders, on Hwy 212 and SE 142nd on May 13, 2014 was indicted for several crimes. After an investigation by the Happy Valley Police Department Adam Lee Schuler, 43, of Milwaukie was indicted by the Clackamas County Grand Jury for Manslaughter II, Driving under the Influence of Intoxicants, and Reckless Endangering. A warrant was issued for his arrest and he was arrested on Monday, December 15, 2014.

Adam Lee Schuler is currently lodged at the Clackamas County Jail with a bail of $250.000.00 dollars. His booking photo is attached and prior releases involving this incident are below.


Earlier (May 15, 2014): Names released in fatal crash

The Sheriff's Office can now release the names of those involved in the Happy Valley crash.

The motorcycle rider who was killed in the crash is Michael Anthony Palmeri, 59, from Clackamas.

The other motorcycle rider, who was hit but not injured, is William Lester Billingsley, 44, of Portland.

The driver of the SUV that hit both motorcycles is Adam Lee Schuler, 42, of Milwaukie.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is forwarding charges of Reckless Driving to the District Attorney's Office.

Earlier (May 13, 2014): Happy Valley Police investigating fatal traffic crash on Hwy 212 near SE 142nd Ave.


At about 6:25 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, Happy Valley Police responded to a fatal traffic crash between a motor vehicle and two motorcycles. The crash occurred on Hwy. 212 near SE 142nd Ave, in Happy Valley. The crash is still under investigation.

At about 6:25 p.m. on May 13, members of the Happy Valley Police Department responded to a report of a traffic accident in the area of Hwy 212 and SE 142nd Ave. in Happy Valley.

The involved vehicles included a 2010 Mazda Tribute, which is a compact sport utility vehicle, and two motorcycles.

Preliminary statements indicate all three vehicles were traveling on Hwy 212. The crash reportedly occurred while the SUV was passing the motorcycles. The SUV struck the motorcycles -- causing one of the riders to be thrown from the motorcycle, onto the roadway and into the path of the SUV. This rider died at the scene.

The deceased rider's name is not being released at this time, pending family notification.

The other drivers reported no other injuries and are not being identified at this time.

The drivers of the SUV and second motorcycle remained on scene, and are cooperating with investigators. It is unknown at this writing whether drugs or alcohol played a part in this incident. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is encouraged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's confidential Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the new online e-mail form. Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #14-12988.

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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Training collage: Sgt. Bradley O'Neil and K9 Nero
Training collage: Sgt. Bradley O'Neil and K9 Nero
Wanted subject stumbles across K9 training session, is arrested (Photo) - 12/16/14
At about 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and Milwaukie Police K9 teams were conducting weekly narcotics training in Milwaukie.

While a couple of the dogs were actively searching for training aids inside the building, a woman -- later identified as Nancy Pauline Kelly, 33 -- reportedly walked into the parking lot where the patrol cars were parked. She was then observed rummaging around in some bushes before walking over to one of the marked patrol cars and looking inside the window.

Because of this unusual behavior, deputies made contact -- and found out Ms. Kelly had an active warrant for her arrest out of Clackamas County for failing to appear on a Criminal Trespass II charge.

Ms. Kelly was arrested and transported to Clackamas County Jail on the warrant.

"Usually our police dogs are the ones who find the 'bad guys,'" said Sgt. Bradley O'Neil, who was on-scene training with his K9 deputy Nero (photos attached). "It's not every day I see the 'bad guys' seeking out the police dogs."

To learn more about our K9 teams, click here:
http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/k9.html

To read a grant-funded comic-book series costarring Sgt. O'Neil's K9, Nero, click here:
http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/kids/

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'Shop With A Cop' community event set for Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014; hosted by Clackamas County Peace Officers' Benevolent Foundation (Photo) - 12/12/14
The Clackamas County Peace Officers' Benevolent Foundation co-hosts its annual "Shop with a Cop" charitable event on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, with the first volunteers arriving by 7:30 a.m. at the Clackamas Wal-Mart (10000 SE 82nd Ave. Happy Valley, OR. 97086).

During "Shop with a Cop," local law-enforcement officers locate children whose families have had some enforcement contact with police, present those children with gift cards, and then shop with them at the Wal-Mart.

Wal-Mart provides a separate check-out area for the event -- wrapping all the gifts for the kids and supplying gift wrap, ribbon and tags. It's an opportunity for police and kids to get to know one another; any concerns the kids may have had about police are often changed for the better.

Last year, 117 children from communities throughout Clackamas County were at the event -- paired with 53 law-enforcement personnel from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Oregon State Police, Clackamas County Community Corrections, and the Molalla, Canby, West Linn, Milwaukie, Sandy, and Lake Oswego Police Departments. "Interestingly, almost all the kids shopped for their family members first, then themselves!" reports the CCPOBF in its blog post promoting this year's event ( http://ccpobf.org/christmas-shop-with-a-cop/ ).

This year, the CCPOBF is working to raise enough money so that 135 kids can Shop with a Cop.

Kids are selected by school counselors or school resource officers and come from Sandy, Milwaukie, Lake Oswego, West Linn, Wilsonville, Oregon City, Estacada, Gladstone, Molalla, Colton and the North Clackamas School District.

This year, children will once again receive $100 Wal-Mart gift certificates and will be "assigned" their very own law-enforcement officers to accompany them during their shopping sprees.

For more information on this year's event, click here: http://ccpobf.org/christmas-shop-with-a-cop/ Photos from previous 'Shop With A Cop' events are attached to this release.

ABOUT 'SHOP WITH A COP'

"Shop with a Cop" helps bridge relationships between children and the police. These children are specifically chosen because their families may have experienced prior law-enforcement activity with police -- creating a significant impact on the child. Witnessing the arrest of a loved one can cause many youngsters to harbor strong negative feelings towards law-enforcement. "Shop with a Cop" presents an opportunity to identify with those children and pair them together with a law-enforcement officer in a positive situation -- shopping for Christmas presents.

Once again, Wal-Mart has graciously donated funds to the event -- in addition to providing Wal-Mart staff and all necessary wrapping paper. Santa will also be there for a photo op.

Along with Wal-Mart's generosity, the event would not be possible without the Clackamas County Benevolent Foundation's support -- provided by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Canby Police Department, Molalla Police Department, West Linn Police Department, Lake Oswego Police Department and public generosity. All had a major hand in contributing financially and physically to this event.

DONATIONS WELCOME

All members of the community are more than welcome to participate in this event by donating any amount of money in the form of check or money order made out to CCPOBF, P.O. Box 426, Oregon City, OR 97045. A receipt for your taxes will be mailed to you promptly.

More info on CCPOBF donations here: http://ccpobf.org/make-a-donation/

If you prefer, for your convenience, your donations will be accepted at the event.

ABOUT THE CCPOBF

The Clackamas County Peace Officers Benevolent Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization that assists police officers and their families in Clackamas County when an officer is injured or killed. The Foundation also works closely with programs dedicated to helping at-risk children. For more information visit http://ccpobf.org

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Booking photo: Jeremy Justin Smith, 26 years old, of Milwaukie
Booking photo: Jeremy Justin Smith, 26 years old, of Milwaukie
Three arrested in online underage sex sting (Photo) - 12/11/14
The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Child Abuse Team and INTERCEPT conducted a sting late last week and arrested three suspects on online child sexual corruption charges.

Detectives from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Child Abuse Team (CAT) and the Interagency Child Sex Exploitation Prevention Team (INTERCEPT) worked together during the online sting -- posing as both male and female children on the Internet.

Within just a few hours during the sting operation, three subjects chatting with the detectives -- and believing the detectives to be children -- arranged to meet at an address for what the subjects allegedly believed would be sex with underage boys and girls.

These three suspects were arrested upon arrival at the arranged meeting place -- and lodged at Clackamas County Jail on charges of Online Sexual Corruption of a Child in the First Degree.

The suspects -- all arrested last Friday evening, Dec. 5 -- are:

- Richard Lester Biggs, 51 years old, of Oregon City
- Jeremy Justin Smith, 26 years old, of Milwaukie
- Nixon Gray Lange, 28 years old, of Tigard

Suspect booking photos are attached to this release.

Detectives are also investigating the identity of four more suspects for the crime of Online Sexual Corruption of a Child in the Second Degree.

INTERCEPT comprises detectives from the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Washington County Sheriff's Office, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Department of Homeland Security Child Exploitation Section, and the Department of Justice. For more information on INTERCEPT, click here: http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/intercept.html
For more information on CCSO's Child Abuse Team, click here: http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/cat.html

Detectives urge anyone who feels they have been a victim of this type of crime to come forward. They also encourage parents to keep and eye on their children's Internet use and ensure parents know who their children are communicating with online.

If you don't know if a crime has been committed but want to report suspicious online activity, you can use the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children's anonymous Cyber Tip Hotline at http://www.cybertip.org

Additional web resources for parents and kids about Internet safety:

- Net Smartz for Parents -- http://www.netsmartz.org/Parents
- Net Smartz Kids -- games and info about Internet safety for children -- http://www.netsmartzkids.org/
- Net Smartz for Teens -- http://www.netsmartz.org/Teens Video on "cyber bullying"
- I Safe -- info for children and teens -- http://isafe.org/xblock/
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RELEVANT OREGON REVISED STATUTES:

163.431 Definitions for ORS 163.431 to 163.434. As used in ORS 163.431 to 163.434:
(1) "Child" means a person who the defendant reasonably believes to be under 16 years of age.
(2) "Online communication" means communication that occurs via telephone text messaging, electronic mail, personal or instant messaging, chat rooms, bulletin boards or any other transmission of information by wire, radio, optical cable, cellular system, electromagnetic system or other similar means.
(3) "Sexual contact" means any touching of the sexual or other intimate parts of a person or causing such person to touch the sexual or other intimate parts of the actor for the purpose of arousing or gratifying the sexual desire of either party
(4) "Sexually explicit conduct" means actual or simulated:
(a) Sexual intercourse or deviant sexual intercourse;
(b) Genital-genital, oral-genital, anal-genital or oral-anal contact, whether between persons of the same or opposite sex or between humans and animals;
(c) Penetration of the vagina or rectum by any object other than as part of a medical diagnosis or treatment or as part of a personal hygiene practice;
(d) Masturbation;
(e) Sadistic or masochistic abuse; or
(f) Lewd exhibition of sexual or other intimate parts.
(5) "Solicit" means to invite, request, seduce, lure, entice, persuade, prevail upon, coax, coerce or attempt to do so.
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163.432 Online sexual corruption of a child in the second degree.
(1) A person commits the crime of online sexual corruption of a child in the second degree if the person is 18 years of age or older and:
(a) For the purpose of arousing or gratifying the sexual desire of the person or another person, knowingly uses an online communication to solicit a child to engage in sexual contact or sexually explicit conduct; and
(b) Offers or agrees to physically meet with the child.
(2) Online sexual corruption of a child in the second degree is a Class C felony.
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163.433 Online sexual corruption of a child in the first degree.
(1) A person commits the crime of online sexual corruption of a child in the first degree if the person violates ORS 163.432 and intentionally takes a substantial step toward physically meeting with or encountering the child.
(2) Online sexual corruption of a child in the first degree is a Class B felony

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UPDATED -- VICTIMS WILLING TO SPEAK TO MEDIA: Sheriff's Office seeks tips in string of indecent-exposure incidents in Boring/Eagle Creek area (Photo) - 12/10/14
UPDATE (Dec. 10, 3:52 p.m.): Two victims of the serial flasher have agreed to speak to media outlets about the case. Reporters can contact PIO Sgt. Nate Thompson for the victims' contact info.
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EARLIER (December 10th, 2014 2:34 PM):

Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Cases #14-33513 and 14-32273.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is seeking tips from the public in a string of indecent-exposure incidents reported in and around Boring and Eagle Creek.

As of this writing (Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014), there have been four reported indecent-exposure incidents -- all occurring between the week before Thanksgiving and Dec. 9, 2014 and all following a similar pattern:

A white male in a black pickup (possibly a Ford Ranger) drives past women who are walking on the roadway or working in their yards, stops, gets out of his pickup naked, and starts masturbating. Each time the suspect leaves before the victim can get close to him.

Detectives with the Sheriff's Office now have a good suspect and vehicle description -- and are asking for the public's help as they track down the alleged serial flasher.

SUSPECT DESCRIPTION:
- White male in his early to mid 20s
- Thin with a muscular build
- Short brown hair
- Usually only wearing a camouflage baseball cap that has been described as an "Army hat"
- Has also been described as having a light complexion and sharp facial features

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION:
- Black small pickup. Possibly a Ford Ranger.
- An extra cab has been described.
- In the pickup's back window, in the lower left corner, there is a white round sticker.

A photo of the suspect vehicle is attached.

TIPS SOUGHT

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is seeking tips and information regarding this string of crimes.

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 http://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp . Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Cases #14-33513 and 14-32273.

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Attached Media Files: Suspect pickup
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Sheriff's Office responds to murder-suicide, seeks additional info on victim from public (Photo) - 12/10/14
Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #14-33456

Just after 6:30 p.m. on Monday, December 8, 2014, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a residence on the 7500 block of SE Lake Rd. for a welfare check. Upon arrival, deputies discovered the bodies of a man and women in the residence. Evidence at the scene currently suggests a murder/suicide. Detectives running the ensuing investigation are asking for additional info from the public that can help them fill in key background details on this tragic incident.

Based on crime-scene evidence, detectives from the Sheriff's Office Homicide and Violent Crimes Unit (HVCU) believe at this time that Wichelle Stockton was killed by her husband Tyson Stockton, who then killed himself.

Wichelle Stockton, 29, and Tyson Stockton, 28, were married, and had lived at the Lake Road residence for the past eight months.

This investigation is still underway, and new details will be forthcoming as the case develops.

Investigators are working to unearth more information about the victim, Wichelle Stockton -- who was recently discharged from the Navy after 4 years of service, but does not have any family in the area. Detectives are also seeking information regarding her relationship with Tyson Stockton and what might have led to this possible murder/suicide.

Photos of Wichelle Stockton and Tyson Stockton are attached to this release.

TIPS, INFORMATION SOUGHT

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is seeking tips and information regarding this murder/suicide -- especially background information on the victim and any details on her relationship with Tyson Stockton that can help investigators understand the events that led to this incident.

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 http://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp . Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #14-33456

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Sheriff's Office responds to shooting death in Eagle Creek; shooting believed to be accidental - 12/10/14
On Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 the Sheriff's Office responded to a shooting call in the 27400 block of SE Hwy 224. When deputies arrived, they found the body of a 22-year-old male in an outbuilding on the property.

Family at the scene who called 911 told deputies that the deceased male had told them earlier that he was having a problem with one of his firearms. Evidence at the scene indicates the deceased was working on the malfunctioning weapon to remove a stuck cartridge at the time of the discharge.

Sheriff's Office deputies and the Clackamas County Medical Examiner's Office are still investigating the incident. At this time, the death is believed to be an accident.

The male is identified as Alexander Keith Olenslager, 22 years old, of Eagle Creek.

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Photo of Raymond Joseph Johnson (Photo) - 12/06/14
Raymond Joseph Johnson, 38 years old of Oregon City is currently lodged in the Clackamas County Jail for Murder. His booking photo is attached to this release. For an unknown reason the online Jail Inmate Roster program is not displaying his photo but does have all of the other details on this inmate. Oregon City Police previously distributed a release relating to this arrest.
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Serial bank robbery suspect arrested (Photo) - 12/04/14
Several local agencies working together tracked a serial bank robbery suspect and arrested him today at 12:30 p.m.

On Nov 20 2014 the Chase Bank located at the Johnson Creek Fred Meyer was robbed by an Asian male who threatened to shoot the bank teller.

The robber escaped with an undisclosed amount of money. Clackamas Co Sheriff initiated an investigation, and developed a person of interest.

On November 28, 2014 the US Bank at Eastport Plaza in Portland was robbed by a similarly described Asian male in a similar manner.

On November 29, 2014 the US Bank at SE 82nd and SE Causey was robbed by a similarly described Asian male in a similar manner.

Forensic evidence recovered from the first robbery identified the robber as Narong Duangchathom, 27 years old of Portland.

The US Marshal Fugitive Task Force began a fugitive investigation, as Duangchathom was wanted for multiple counts of Identity Theft.

The FBI Safe Streets Task Force obtained a federal arrest warrant for Duangchathom.

Today December 4, 2014 at about 12:30pm, the Chase Bank inside of Fred Meyers at SE 82nd and SE Foster was robbed by a similarly described Asian male in a similar manner.

Members of the US Marshal Fugitive Task Force located Duangchathom and took him into custody at the Wal-Mart at SE 82/SE Otty. Evidence related to the Foster bank robbery was recovered from Duangchathom.

Detectives from the Clackamas County Sheriff and Portland Police Bureau responded and took over the investigation.

Duangchathom was booked into the Clackamas County Jail for his outstanding ID Theft warrants and his bank robbery warrant.

Anyone with additional information about the bank robberies is encouraged to contact Portland Police Detective Brett Hawkinson at brett.hawkinson@portlandoregon.gov or Clackamas County Sheriff Detective Dan Smith at dsmith@clackamas.us
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Sheriff's Posse returns to patrol Town Center parking lot on horseback -- this time with our Bike Patrol (Photo) - 12/03/14
Last week, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Posse kicked off its annual holiday-season presence on horseback patrol in the Clackamas Town Center parking lot.

This time around, they're joined by enhanced Sheriff's Office bicycle patrols.

This will be the 17th year the Posse has worked with the Town Center to welcome shoppers and provide a striking holiday presence -- and the Bike Patrol's first.

Early reports on the enhanced Town Center patrols are encouraging. "After a weekend of increased patrols, I'm happy to report there were no reported vehicle break-ins during the enhanced service time," said Sgt. Bradley O'Neil in a Nov. 30 email. "We did not catch anyone breaking into or even attempting to break into cars. A lot of that has to do with the high visibility of the increased Town Center security, mounted posse and CCSO Bike patrol."

The Posse encourages the public to come meet our four-legged partners during this holiday season. The Posse will stage their trucks and trailers in the south lot of the Town Center, just south of Sears.

Photos of the Posse and Bike Patrol are attached.

The Sheriff's Office reminds shoppers to lock their car doors and keep valuables stowed away and out of sight while away from their vehicles.

Media inquiries should be directed to Jessica Curtis at Clackamas Town Center.

ABOUT THE SHERIFF'S POSSE:

The Sheriff's Posse -- founded in 1939 by Clackamas County citizens -- is an all-volunteer organization that serves the Sheriff's Office and the county in several ways:

- The Posse perpetuates interest in Western horsemanship, as well as customs and traditions from the early days of the State of Oregon.
- The Posse participates in search-and-rescue missions as requested.
- The Posse provides mounted patrols as needed, as well as support for special events.
- The Posse also participates in several charitable causes.

For more information click here: http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/posse.html

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UPDATE w/ VICTIM NAME: Gunshots heard near Dave & Buster's; man with gunshot wound brought to hospital; tips sought - 12/03/14
Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #14-32629

UPDATE (Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014)

The victim in the Nov. 30 shooting outside Dave & Buster's is identified as Alonte Deshavion Richey, 22, of Portland.

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EARLIER: Sunday, November 30, 2014, 2:46 a.m.

Just after midnight on early Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, several 911 callers reported hearing gunshots outside the Dave & Buster's restaurant at the Clackamas Town Center Mall.

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies arrived less than 2 minutes later.

Deputies did not find any active disturbance inside the restaurant or outside. However, three vehicles parked in the lot were damaged by what appeared to be gunfire. Several windows were broken out, and some vehicles had bullet holes in them.

Then, around 1 a.m., a 22-year-old male was brought into a Portland hospital with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. A female who was with the victim told police he had been shot outside the Dave & Buster's restaurant.

The gunshot victim, age 22, is from Portland. His name is not being released at this time. Deputies talked with the male, but at this writing he is refusing to cooperate with investigators. The male was treated and released from the hospital.

There is no suspect information at this time.

TIPS SOUGHT

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

Anyone with information concerning this crime is encouraged 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 http://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp .
Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #14-32629.
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UPDATE: Waxenfelter Family statement (Photo) - 12/02/14
The Waxenfelter Family has issued a statement and photo they would like to share with the public. The statement is as follows:

Our family is overwhelmed with relief and joy hearing the news of Grady's killer being caught. We feel our prayers have truly been answered. We are glad we can finally have some closure with this and are grateful justice will be served. Thank you to our friends, family and community for the continued prayers and support. Thank you to the police officers and detectives for your timeless effort working this case. We are happy at this small victory but still very sad at our huge loss of a great husband, father, son, brother & friend.

NOTE TO MEDIA: The Waxenfelter family does NOT want to be contacted by media at this time, and asks for privacy as they deal with this breaking news.


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Dirck White -- the prime suspect in the Feb. 6, 2014 murder of Clackamas County Weighmaster Grady Waxenfelter -- is in police custody in Los Angeles.

On Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, White was wounded in an officer-involved shooting in the Hollywood Division during an alleged motor-vehicle burglary after a foot-chase and allegedly firing on LAPD officers.

White is currently listed in critical condition at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is under police guard. He now faces possible charges of Attempted Murder of a Police Officer in California in addition to the Oregon charges of Murder and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

A Clackamas County Sheriff's Office detective is in Los Angeles to work with LAPD investigators.

On February 6, 2014, Clackamas County Weighmaster Grady Waxenfelter was executed while conducting a traffic stop on a commercial truck near Boring, Oregon. Waxenfelter, who was 47 years old with a wife and three children, was shot in the head and died at the scene. The shooting was witnessed by a civilian who was riding with Waxenfelter.

At the time of the shooting, White -- the prime suspect in Waxenfelter's murder -- had an active warrant for his arrest out of Pierce County, Washington for weapons charges. White is also wanted for questioning in a child rape case. A Clackamas County arrest warrant for Murder and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm has been issued for White and he is extraditable nationwide.

The LAPD is still investigating the Nov. 30 officer-involved shooting, and is offering no further details at this time.

More details are forthcoming.

NOTE TO MEDIA: The Waxenfelter family does NOT want to be contacted by media at this time, and asks for privacy as they deal with this breaking news.

Previous news releases on the search for Dirck White are below. Older photos and surveillance video and an Oct. 28 suspect bulletin are attached to this release.

The Clackamas County Peace Officers' Benevolent Foundation (CCPOBF) has also established the Grady Waxenfelter Fund at Clackamas Federal Credit Union. Details are here: http://ccpobf.org/ccpobf-establishes-grady-waxenfelter-fund/

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PREVIOUS NEWS RELEASES:

EARLIER (Tuesday, October 28, 2014): REWARD INCREASED TO $25k; TIPS STILL SOUGHT

The Clackamas County Commissioners have increased the reward offered for information leading to the arrest of DIRCK MORGAN WHITE, 42, the prime suspect in the murder of Assistant Clackamas County Weighmaster Grady Waxenfelter, who was shot and killed on Feb. 6 while on duty.

The reward, which was $16,000, has been increased to $25,000.

On February 6, 2014, Clackamas County Weighmaster Grady Waxenfelter was executed while conducting a traffic stop on a commercial truck near Boring, Oregon. Waxenfelter, who was 47 years old with a wife and three children, was shot in the head and died at the scene. The shooting was witnessed by a civilian who was riding with Waxenfelter.

At the time of the shooting, White had an active warrant for his arrest out of Pierce County, Washington for weapons charges. White is also wanted for questioning in a child rape case. A Clackamas County arrest warrant for Murder and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm has been issued for White and he is extraditable nationwide.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office continues to work with the U.S. Marshals to track down White. Dirck White was last known to be driving a silver 2004 Mercedes 320 four-door sedan with Washington license plate ANB7070.

Dirck Morgan White, 42, is described as a Hispanic man, 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 190 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. A new suspect bulletin with photos and reward info is attached (in PDF and JPEG formats).

If you see Dirck Morgan White or the silver 2004 Mercedes E320 sedan with Washington license plates ANB7070, call 911 immediately. You can call the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Tip Line at 503-723-4949 or leave a tip online at http://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp

White should be considered ARMED AND DANGEROUS.

Earlier Sheriff's Office releases in this case are below.

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EARLIER (Wednesday, May 28, 2014) -- AUTHORITIES SEARCH FOR IOWA 911 TIPSTER; $16k [update 10/28: now $25k] REWARD FOR INFO

On February 6, 2014, Clackamas County Weighmaster Grady Waxenfelter was executed while conducting a traffic stop on a commercial truck near Boring, Oregon. Waxenfelter, who was 47 years old with a wife and three children, was shot in the head and died at the scene. The shooting was witnessed by a civilian who was riding with Waxenfelter.

Investigators later identified 41-year-old Dirck Morgan White as the suspect in this murder. At the time of the shooting, White had an active warrant for his arrest out of Pierce County, Washington for weapons charges. White is also wanted for questioning in a child rape case. Investigators believe White may have thought Waxenfelter was a police officer.

White was last known to be driving a silver 2004 Mercedes 320 four-door sedan with Washington license plate ANB7070. A Clackamas County arrest warrant for Murder and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm has been issued for Dirck Morgan White and is extraditable nationwide.

Dirck Morgan White is described as a Hispanic man, 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing 190 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

Suspect and vehicle photos and suspect surveillance video are attached, along with a PDF of a new suspect flyer.

AUTHORITIES SEEK IOWA-AREA TIPS

On April 5, 2014, the Iowa State Patrol received a 911 call from a citizen who observed the above-listed silver 2004 Mercedes E320 sedan traveling on Hwy 330 near Des Moines, Iowa. The citizen reported a subject in this vehicle firing a gun out of the vehicle.

Investigators would like to speak with the person who called 911 on April 5, 2014 or anyone else who may have seen Dirck White or the silver 2004 Mercedes E320 sedan.

REWARD OFFERED

A $16,000 reward [increased to $25,000 in October 2014] is being offered for information leading to the arrest of White. If you see Dirck Morgan White or the silver 2004 Mercedes E320 sedan with Washington license plates ANB7070, call 911 immediately. You can call the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Tip Line at 503-723-4949 or leave a tip online at http://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp

White should be considered ARMED AND DANGEROUS.

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EARLIER: Wednesday 4/9/14

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office continues to work with the U.S. Marshals to track down homicide suspect Dirck White. White is the prime suspect in the murder of Weighmaster Grady Waxenfelter on February 6th of this year.

The reward money is now $16,000 for information leading to the arrest of Dirck White. Anyone with information is urged to call the Clackamas County Sheriff's tip line - 503 723 4949, or tips can be submitted on line at http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/forms/tip.html

Attached:
Photos of suspect and vehicle
PDF information flyer
Video clip of suspect

PREVIOUS RELEASE:

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is now working with the U.S. Marshals in the manhunt for White, who is believed to have murdered Clackamas County weighmaster Grady Waxenfelter.

NEW SUSPECT FOOTAGE

Attached photo/video is from footage taken of suspect Dirck White at a local store just days before the Feb. 6 murder.

If you see Dirck White or the suspect vehicle -- a four-door 2004 Mercedes 320 bearing Washington license plate ANB7070 -- call 911 immediately. Do not approach, as White is still considered armed and dangerous.

NEW SUSPECT INFO; WEAPONS CHARGE IN WA; WANTED FOR CHILD SEX-CRIME QUESTIONING

At the time of the Feb. 6 murder, White was a delivery driver for O'Malley Brothers Trucking in Estacada.

The owner and staff of O'Malley Brothers trucking have been very cooperative with investigators.

Murder victim and Clackamas County weighmaster Grady Waxenfelter had reportedly stopped Dirck White while White was driving a truck hauling wood for not having a license plate on the trailer.

Clackamas County detectives have been in contact with the Pierce County Sheriff's Office in Washington. Pierce County has an active warrant for White's arrest on a weapons charge. White is also a suspect and wanted for questioning for a sex crime regarding the rape of a child in Pierce County.

CCPOBF ESTABLISHES GRADY WAXENFELTER FUND FOR VICTIM'S FAMILY

A donation fund has been set up by the Clackamas County Peace Officers Benevolent Foundation (CCOBF). CCPOBF has no overhead fees -- 100% of donations go directly to the Waxenfelter family to help cover expenses.

Donations can be made at any Clackamas County Federal Credit Union Branch or can be mailed to CCPOBF, P.O. Box 678, Clackamas, OR 97015 -- with donations made out to "CCPOBF" with "Grady Waxenfelter Fund" in the in the memo line.

More info on the CCPOBF can be found at http://ccpobf.org/

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EARLIER (FRIDAY 2/7/2014, 9:45 A.M.): SUSPECT BULLETIN RELEASED

Attached to this release in JPEG and PDF formats is a new suspect bulletin for homicide suspect DIRCK MORGAN WHITE -- 41 years old, from Edgewood, WA. It includes photos of the suspect and suspect vehicle, a 2004 Mercedes 320 bearing Washington license plate ANB7070.

Call 911 if you see Dirck White. He is considered armed and dangerous.
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EARLIER (2/7/14, 9 a.m.)

The victim in this case has been identified as Grady Waxenfelter, a weighmaster in the Transportation Maintenance Division of Clackamas County.

Grady came to Clackamas County in 1987 as a mechanic, was promoted to senior mechanic in 1999 and served as a County weighmaster since 2005. The Sheriff's Office offers its deepest condolences to his family, friends, and co-workers.

Attached to this release are photos of the actual suspect vehicle in this case. This is a 2004 Mercedes 320 bearing the Washington license plate of ANB7070.

Please call 911 if you see this vehicle or have information regarding the whereabouts of DIRCK MORGAN WHITE. He is considered armed and dangerous.

Investigators are working around the clock to track down the suspect in this case.
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EARLIER:

On Thursday, Feb. 6 at 10:48 a.m., Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a reported shooting on Hwy. 224 near Amsigger Road outside of Barton. The shooting is considered a homicide, and suspect Dirck Morgan White -- 41, of Edgefield, WA -- is still at large and considered armed and dangerous. Tips are sought. If you see Dirck White, call 911 immediately.

At 10:48 a.m., an unknown caller contacted 911 to report a person had been fatally shot. Deputies arrived and discovered the deceased was a Clackamas County weighmaster.

At this writing, SWAT and other first responders are searching for suspect Dirck Morgan White and his vehicle -- a silver 4-door 2004 Mercedes 320 bearing the Washington license plate ANB7070. Full description below.

Deputies closed Highway 224 between Bakers Ferry Rd. (on the west side) and Hwy. 224 and 211 (on the east side), and also closed Amsigger Road while CRAFT (Crime Reconstruction and Forensic Team) and CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) responded to the crime scene. Highway 224 and Amsigger Rd are now re-opened.

Complete family notifications are still underway, and we will release the victim information at a later date.

SUSPECT INFO, PHOTOS; TIPS SOUGHT

Based on evidence gathered at the scene, a suspect has been identified. Police are searching for DIRCK MORGAN WHITE -- 41 years old, from Edgewood, WA. Suspect photos are attached. He is considered armed and dangerous. White is wanted on a weapons offense out of Pierce County, Washington.

Dirck White was last seen driving a silver 4-door 2004 Mercedes 320 bearing the Washington license plate ANB7070.

If you see homicide suspect Dirck White, do NOT engage him -- call 911 or contact your local law enforcement.

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Attached Media Files: IMG_2944.JPG
Gary Monaco (current Deschutes County Jail booking photo)
Gary Monaco (current Deschutes County Jail booking photo)
CORRECTED/UPDATED w/ BOOKING PHOTOS, BACKGROUND: Gary Monaco, found guilty of manslaughter, arrested in Bend by Bend Police (Photo) - 11/26/14
[Updated/edited release below with correct Bend PD contact date of Tuesday 11/25, as well as link to Oregonian backgrounder on the case; new and older booking photos of Gary Monaco also attached.]

At about 7:50 p.m. On Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, officers with the Bend Police were dispatched to a call of a suspicious male attempting to break into a vehicle and possibly using drugs at 63492 Hunnell Road in Bend.

Upon their arrival, police contacted Gary Monaco -- who was found to have a warrant for his arrest for failing to appear in Clackamas County Circuit Court.

On Monday, Nov. 24 Mr. Monaco had been found guilty of Manslaughter in the First Degree and DUII in Clackamas County Circuit Court for the May 14th, 2012 crash that caused the death of Laura Schaefer. However, Mr. Monaco had failed to appear for court -- so the judge had issued a warrant for his arrest.

Immediately after Mr. Monaco's disappearance, detectives with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Homicide and Violent Crimes unit and officers with the Damascus Police Department began to attempt to locate Mr. Monaco -- but his whereabouts were unknown until he was located by Bend Police.

In Bend, Mr. Monaco reportedly asked the Bend Police officers to remove a large amount of cash he had in his vehicle.

Mr. Monaco was determined to be too heavily impaired by his alleged consumption of drugs to be taken to jail, so he was transported to a local hospital -- where he remained until he was later transferred into the physical custody of the Deschutes County Jail.

A Deschutes County Jail booking photo is attached, as well as an older Clackamas County Jail booking photo.

It is expected that Mr. Monaco will be brought back to Clackamas County after the Thanksgiving holiday.

More background on Mr. Monaco's manslaughter conviction can be found in this Oregonian story:

'Death wobble' defense falls flat; judge finds driver guilty of manslaughter in fatal head-on crash (November 24, 2014):
http://www.oregonlive.com/clackamascounty/index.ssf/2014/11/death_wobble_falls_flat_judge.html#incart_river

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BMA at Counter
BMA at Counter
Tobacco Thefts from Wilsonville Retailers (Photo) - 11/26/14
On 11-24-14 in the late morning hours two men entered two different Wilsonville businesses, the 76 Station located at 30085 SW Parkway Avenue and the Plaid Pantry located at 29890 SW Town Center Loop West, and stole large quantities of tobacco products.

In each case the victim business had just received a large shipment of products for sale, but had not yet placed the items into their inventory. The store employees were briefly distracted and the men exited with the stolen items.

The men were seen leaving one of the scenes in a dark colored single cab pickup truck with a matching canopy.

Suspect 1: Male, possibly white or Hispanic, 5'8" tall, 250 pounds, bald head, about 40 years of age.

Suspect 2: Male, African American, 5'10" tall, 300 pounds, short hair, mustache, 40-50 years of age.

The witness observations and actions of the suspects indicate that this was a planned theft and there may be other victim businesses.

Again, anyone with information on the suspicious male or associated truck is urged to contact our Tip Line -- by phone at (503) 723-4949 or by using the online email form at http://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp. Please reference Wilsonville Police Case # 14-32155
Attached Media Files: BMA at Counter , WMA at Counter , Walking In
4 juvenile burglars arrested after foot chase from Boones Ferry Primary - 11/23/14
On 11-22-14 at about 6:30 pm deputies with the Wilsonville Police Department responded to an alarm at Boones Ferry Primary School located at 11495 SW Wilsonville Road. Information was received from the alarm company (which monitors sounds within the building)that voices could be heard inside as well as the activation of the alarm system.

Arriving deputies located four juvenile suspects exiting the school. The juveniles ran, but all four were apprehended after a foot chase.

The subsequent investigation revealed that one of the suspects had climbed onto the roof of the school and made entry into the school and then let the remaining suspects into the school. The suspects stole property from the school and were found in possession of that property when they were apprehended.

The juveniles, three of whom are 14 years of age and one 13 years of age, all live in the area. They were taken to the Clackamas County Juvenile Reception Center and turned over to the custody of the Clackamas County Juvenile Department, each charged with Burglary in the Second Degree.

Facilities personnel from the West Linn Wilsonville School District responded and made the building secure.

The Wilsonville Police Department is a contract with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.
Participating Sheriff's Office staff collage
Participating Sheriff's Office staff collage
CORRECTED LINK: Sheriff's Office deputies participate in 'No Shave November,' raise money to fight cancer (Photo) - 11/19/14
[UPDATE: Corrected link for "No Shave November" ( http://www.no-shave.org/ ) below.]

November is Men's Health Awareness Month ( http://us.movember.com/ ). People across the country are recognizing this important effort is by growing out their facial hair, as part of the "No Shave November" ( http://www.no-shave.org/ ) campaign.

At the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, this hasn't been an option -- because CCSO grooming standards do not allow deputies to wear beards...

... until now.

STRICTLY for the month of November, and as part of a coordinated effort to raise awareness about men's health issues -- including the kinds of cancer that only affect men -- Sheriff Craig Roberts decided to relax CCSO's grooming standards in order to allow uniformed members of the Sheriff's Office to participate.

"Of course, the public still expects us to maintain our professional appearance," said Sheriff Roberts in an Oct. 29 email to all Sheriff's Office personnel, "so if you choose to participate, make sure to keep your beard trimmed and neat.... Don't look to ZZ Top or 'Duck Dynasty' for inspiration."

The goal of "No-Shave November" is to raise cancer awareness by growing facial hair. During November, participants are encouraged to donate money they'd usually spend on shaving to educate people about cancer prevention, save lives, and aid those fighting the battle.

"Use your new look of facial hair to help start a conversation about cancer -- and mention that early detection is key," wrote Undersheriff Matt Ellington in a follow-up email.

The Sheriff's Office has a No-Shave November Team at http://www.no-shave.org As of Tuesday, Nov. 18, the team ranked 19th in team fundraising overall, with 103 members and $3,370 raised -- well over its $3,000 goal -- with funds going to the American Cancer Society. Participants are also encouraged to get a cancer screening during the month of November.

Here is the Sheriff's Office TEMPORARY relaxed grooming policy for the month of November 2014. The policy will return to its previous terms promptly on Dec. 1, 2014.
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FACIAL HAIR

Personnel may elect to have a beard or goatee. Beards and goatees will be neatly trimmed and at no time be longer than one inch when extended straight out from the skin surface.
A beard is defined as hair grown covering the face line in a continuous pattern from sideburns, along the cheek line, covering the chin and connecting with a mustache.
A goatee is hair that is grown in a continuous pattern including the chin and mustache but does not extend along the cheek line and does not connect to sideburns.

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