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Sheriff's Office seeks tips following Canby robbery, pepper-spray attack; surveillance video available (Photo) *UPDATE* Sketch - 09/20/18

*UPDATE* Attached is a composite sketch of the suspect.

 

 

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Please reference CCSO Case # 18-025832

Surveillance video of suspect/suspect vehicle (.mp4 format):
https://www.dropbox.com/s/qv49r9v03f9ptr3/18-025832-PepperSprayRobberySurveillanceVideo.mp4?dl=0

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is seeking tips following a Sept. 18 robbery and pepper-spray attack at an unincorporated Canby residence. Suspect and suspect-vehicle photos and surveillance video are attached.

At approximately 7:24 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies and Canby Police officers responded to a reported armed robbery on the 8900 block of S. Good Lane in unincorporated Canby.

The 911 caller had been flagged down by a male who had been pepper-sprayed in the face by the male suspect before fleeing the S. Good Lane residence with stolen items.

Sheriff's Office, Canby Police and fire personnel arrived at the scene. Fire personnel tended to the pepper-spray victim -- a friend of the residents at the address -- while deputies and officers investigated the scene and reviewed video footage from a Nest security camera at the residence.

Investigators soon learned the following:

Starting at approximately 6:58 p.m., a white male suspect wearing a black backpack approached from the south, walking through an orchard across the street and onto the property. The suspect then approached the house on the property, apparently kicking in the back-porch door and then breaking in through a back door into the kitchen.

Meanwhile, a suspect vehicle -- a late '90s red Ford Explorer with grey or tan trim, driven by an accomplice -- positioned itself on the property as a getaway vehicle.

One of the residents at the S. Good Lane address was out shopping while the suspect was gaining entry to her home. She received a notification from the Nest security system on her phone and asked a friend -- the eventual pepper-spray victim -- to check the property. The friend arrived at the property in a white truck (seen in the surveillance video) at approximately 7:14 p.m. to check the house for the possible prowler.

The friend told deputies he walked inside the kicked-in kitchen door. He then encountered the male suspect in the home. The suspect identified himself as "Todd Figs" -- and then pepper-sprayed the victim in the kitchen.

At approximately 7:15 p.m., the male suspect can be seen fleeing the house through the garage side door, carrying a large can of pepper spray in one hand and another item in his other hand. The robbery suspect then yelled "Go go!" and jumped into the passenger side of the suspect Ford Explorer, which fled westbound from the property toward Highway 170.

The vehicle's direction of travel after leaving the area is unknown at this writing.

Meanwhile, the pepper-sprayed friend ran out to the back porch with a gun, firing one round over the railing of the back porch down into the ground in an attempt to scare the suspect off.

Photos of the suspect and suspect vehicle are attached. Surveillance video (.mp4 format) can be downloaded here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qv49r9v03f9ptr3/18-025832-PepperSprayRobberySurveillanceVideo.mp4?dl=0

MALE SUSPECT DESCRIPTION:

  • White male
  • Approximately 6'0" tall
  • 200-215 pounds
  • Wearing black ball cap with what looked like a silver sticker on the bill, red t-shirt, cargo shorts, white socks, black Adidas shoes.
  • Wearing black backpack on his back and black gloves
  • "Scraggly" facial hair

SUSPECT VEHICLE DESCRIPTION:

  • Older, possibly late '90s red Ford Explorer with a tan trim
  • Might have a light colored sticker near the bottom center of back window
  • Suspect driver not identified

The victim who had been shopping during the crime told deputies that items stolen include a Springfield XDS .40 caliber pistol, jewelry and her husband's medication. One or more dogs belonging to the residents may have also been pepper-sprayed during the robbery.

Crime Scene Investigators (CSI) responded to the address and processed the scene for evidence.

TIPS SOUGHT

Can you help us find the suspect or suspect vehicle 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 https://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp . Please reference CCSO Case # 18-025832.

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Jakob Esperum, 13
Jakob Esperum, 13
Sheriff's Office seeks public's help in search for Jakob Esperum, 13 (Photo) UPDATE: *Jakob as been found safe* - 09/18/18

Jakob Esperum has been found safe and returned to his family.

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The Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in the search for Jakob Esperum, 13, who was last seen leaving school yesterday in Oregon City.

The 13-year-old was last seen around 3 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, after he reportedly ran away from Ogden Middle School in Oregon City.

A photo of Jakob is attached. He is described as follows:

  • 5’4"
  • 110 lbs.
  • Last seen wearing brown hoodie, black pants and black shoes
  • Wears glasses
  • Recently dyed his hair purple

If you see Jakob or know of his whereabouts, contact 911.

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Attached Media Files: Jakob Esperum, 13
Missing/Endangered Person (PHOTO ATTACHED) *UPDATE- LOCATED AND SAFE - 09/13/18

Mr. Haynes has been located and is safe.

 

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*UPDATE with PDF of bulletin attached.

 

 

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The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's assistance in locating Nathan Haynes, 35 years old from Maine.  Mr. Haynes was last seen on September 10, 2018 on foot in the area of Lolo Pass Rd north of HWY 26 near Zig Zag Oregon. It has been reported that Mr. Haynes may be experiencing a mental heath crisis.  It is unknown how or why Mr. Haynes ended up in Clackamas County.

If you locate Mr. Haynes call 911.  If you have information related to Mr. Haynes' location, please contact hte Clackamas County Sheriff's Office at (503) 655-8211 or our Tip Line at (503) 723-4949 or  or by using the online email formPlease reference CCSO Case #18-25110

Attached Media Files: Nathan Haynes bulletin
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Milwaukie man arrested on child pornography charges; suspect may have impersonated law enforcement; additional victims sought (Photo) - 09/13/18

On September 11, 2018, at approximately 1:00 p.m. investigators from the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Child Abuse Team, with assistance from Homeland Security, arrested Nicholas James Stacy, 24 year old from unincorporated Milwaukie, OR, on a federal charge of possession and transportation of child pornography.

An unsealed criminal complaint from federal court alleges Mr. Stacy possessed in excess of 9,000 videos and 20,000 images depicting child pornography on his iPhone and uploaded at least 94 files containing child pornography to his Gmail account.  Mr. Stacy’s online activities were first identified by Google and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).

Investigators have reason to believe that Mr. Stacy has impersonated a police officer, security officer, probation officer, or other law enforcement roles on numerous occasions, to elicit contact from minors for the purpose of sexual exploitation. Investigators believe there may be additional victims of Mr. Stacy and that although the victim’s or witnesses may not know Mr. Stacy’s name, investigators believe they may recognize Mr. Stacy’s face. 

If you, your child, or someone you know has had contact with Mr. Stacy and believe that person may be a victim, please call the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at (503) 723-4949 or by using the online email formPlease reference CCSO Case #18-954547.

Attached Media Files: Stacy2013 , Stacy2018 , Stacy2018
Douglas M. McCann booking photo
Douglas M. McCann booking photo
1 killed in two vehicle traffic crash outside of Oregon City; Driver arrested for Manslaughter, DUII, and other charges following investigation. (Booking photo attached) CCSO Case #18-25192 (Photo) - 09/12/18

 

On Tuesday September 11, 2018 at approximately 11:05 p.m. Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a reported injury traffic crash at the intersection of S Beavercreek Rd. and S. Henrici Rd., in unincorporated Oregon City Oregon.  It was reported to our office that there were two vehicles involved and that one of the vehicles was on fire.

Once deputies arrived on scene it was discovered that one of the involved vehicles was fully engulfed in flames. Deputies performed CPR on the operator of one of the vehicles until medical units arrived, however they were unable to save the patient. Identification of the deceased is pending family notifications.

Following the investigation the operator of one of the vehicles, identified as Douglas M. McCann, 20 years old from Oregon City, was arrested for Manslaughter, DUII, Criminal Mischief I X2, Reckless Driving, and Reckless Endangering, and transported to the Clackamas County Jail where he was booked (Booking photo attached).

The investigation continues and any witnesses are asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office

The investigation is continuing and anyone who may have seen Mr. McCann on September 11, 2018 is urged to call the CCSO Tip Line at (503) 723-4949 or leave an online tip here: https://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp 

Please reference CCSO Case #18-25192

Attached Media Files: Douglas M. McCann booking photo
Cause of Death Determined in Case of Missing Hiker *UPDATE- CORRECTIONS* - 09/11/18

CORRECTION/CLARIFICATION:

Ms. Bober's missing status was reported to the Gresham Police Department on September 7, 2018.  It was reported that Ms. Bober had not been seen/heard from since August 29, 2018.

The correct phone number for Michelle Dennehy ODFW is 503.931.2748.

The Hunchback Mountain trailhead is closed until further notice with additional closures possible.

 

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The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office recovered the body of Diana Bober, 55, who had been reported as missing on August 29, 2018.  Ms. Bober’s body was found off of the Hunchback Trail in the Mt. Hood National Forest in Welches, Oregon on Sept.10.

According to the Medical Examiner’s Office, Ms. Bober’s injuries are consistent with a suspected cougar attack. Positive identification of the responsible genus of animal will be determined using DNA samples that have been flown by the Oregon State Police to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory in Ashland. The Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife is participating in the investigation. 

Participating agencies in the search and rescue effort included Pacific Northwest Search and Rescue, Portland Mountain Rescue, Crag Rats, U.S Forest Service, Hood River County Sheriff’s Office, American Medical Response, Mountain Wave, and Hoodland Fire Dept.

The Oregon Trail School District has been contacted and made aware of the incident.

If you have any questions you can contact one of the below agencies:

United States Forrest Service – Laura Pramuk 503.668.1791

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife – Michelle Dennehy 503.932.2748

If you wish contact with the family of Ms. Bober, please contact Sgt. Brian Jensen 503.785.5071.

The following is from the Oregon Department Fish and Wildlife:

“This is a terrible tragedy, and our sympathy goes out to Diana’s family and friends,” said Brian Wolfer, ODFW watershed manager. “All of us at ODFW are thinking of you today.”

 

This event is the first verified fatal attack by a wild cougar in Oregon. Wildlife managers will attempt to kill the cougar responsible for the attack. ODFW wildlife biologists and Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife officers went to the scene earlier today to assess the situation and decide how best to locate the cougar.  Also, evidence from the scene has been sent to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Forensics Laboratory in Ashland, Ore. for analysis.

 

 

Currently, Oregon has about 6,600 cougars of all age classes found throughout the state. ODFW tracks conflicts with cougars—situations where they kill livestock or pets or threaten human safety by being in town repeatedly in daylight. Complaints have averaged more than 400 per year statewide for the last several years.

 

Cougars can be killed by landowners or law enforcement when they cause agricultural damage or human safety issues. They can also be hunted. This tragic incident occurred in the Santiam Wildlife Management Unit, where cougar mortalities due to damage, human safety complaints or hunting have averaged about 20 per year for the past 10 years.

 

“This is an unprecedented event in Oregon, we are asking people to avoid this area while we attempt to remove this cougar,” said Wolfer. “We don’t know what risk it poses to the public.”

 

People who are recreating in the area or anywhere in cougar country are always advised to:

  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times.
  • Hike in groups.
  • Keep your dog close to you or on a leash.
  • Make noise to alert wildlife of your presence.
  • Keep children close to you.
  • Be especially alert at dawn and dusk when cougars are most active.

 

If you see a cougar in this area, call 911.

 

If you encounter a cougar in the wild, you should:

  • Stay calm and stand your ground.
  • Maintain direct eye contact.
  • Pick up any children, but do so without bending down or turning your back on the cougar.
  • Back away slowly.
  • Do not run. Running triggers a chase response in cougars, which could lead to an attack.
  • Raise your voice and speak firmly.
  • If the cougar seems aggressive, raise your arms to make yourself look larger and clap your hands.
  • If in the very unusual event that a cougar attacks you, fight back with rocks, sticks, tools or any other items available.

 

Body recovered near Mt. Hood identified. *PRESS CONFERENCE SCHEDULED* - 09/11/18

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office is able to confirm that the body of Diana Bober was recovered yesterday off the Hunchback Trail, Welches OR.  A press conference is scheduled at 3:00 p.m. at the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office located at 9101 SE Sunnybrook Blvd., Clackamas Oregon to go over the details surrounding Ms. Bober’s death.

Larry C. Nelson
Larry C. Nelson
MEDIA OPPORTUNITY: Sheriff's Office continues to seek missing 84-year-old; family interviews available (Photo) - 09/05/18

On June 20, 2018, Larry C. Nelson, 84, went missing from his residence on SE Oetkin Rd. in Milwaukie. Mr. Nelson may have been using public transportion and may have been headed to Seattle. 

Mr. Nelson was reportedly possibly suicidal at the time of his disappearance.  He has not been seen or heard from since his disappearance.  Mr. Nelson left his phone, glasses and keys at home and has not accessed his bank since his disappeance.

The Sheriff's Office does not believe Mr. Nelson's disappearance is ciminal in nature, but we are seeking the public's help in locating Mr. Nelson. If you have any information on Mr. Nelson's whereabouts please call the Sheriff's Offfice tip line at (503) 732-4949 or you can leave at tip online at:  https://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp  Please reference CCSO case # 18-17793 

*MEDIA OPPORTUNITY:  Mr. Nelson's family is willing to conduct interviews with media outlets to aid in the search.  Please contact PIO Sgt. Jensen if interested.

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Attached Media Files: Larry C. Nelson
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Registration now open for 'Drive with a Cop' (Photo) - 09/04/18

Registration is now open for the fourth annual “Drive with a Cop” scheduled for Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Portland International Raceway, 1940 N. Victory Blvd., Portland, Ore.  The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office developed “Drive with a Cop” to teach teens about driving safety.

“Car crashes are the number one killer of teens nationwide,” said Sheriff Craig Roberts.  “Drive with a Cop gives us an opportunity to teach young drivers about the dangers of driving impaired and distracted, so that they can make better decisions on the road.”

“Drive with a Cop” is scheduled during National Teen Driver Safety Week.  The event pairs teen drivers with Clackamas County Deputies who are trained driving instructors for a day of training behind the wheel and in the classroom.

“We are grateful to have the opportunity to try and prevent some of these car crashes from happening in the future,” said Sgt. Brad O’Neil.  “They are quite devastating not only to the people involved but to the families, witnesses, and officers who respond to them.”

“Drive with a Cop” 2018 will feature:

  • Hands-on driving training with Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office deputies
  • Speakers impacted by the loss of family members in teen driving crashes
  • Impaired goggles aimed at teaching young people about the dangers of driving impaired
  • Crash reconstruction presentation
  • Parent session on teen brain development by Dr. Amy Stoeber

“Drive with a Cop” is made possible through a partnership with Oregon Impact, an organization providing educational experiences to end impaired and distracted driving, U-Turn 180, State Farm Insurance, and the Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association.

To register for “Drive with a Cop” go the website at www.drivewithacop.com.  The event is $10.00 per person and open to all licensed teen drivers. 

For additional information, please contact Kim Lippert at 503-785-5016 or t@clackamas.us">klippert@clackamas.us.

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Attached Media Files: 'Drive with a Cop' banner
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Sheriff's Office joins statewide 'safety blitz' enforcing safety-belt, child-seat laws Aug. 20 - Sept. 2 (Photo) - 08/28/18

Starting Aug. 20, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office joined agencies throughout Oregon in a two-week "safety blitz" to enforce and educate the public about safety-belt and child-seat laws.

The "Oregon Safety Belt Overtime Enforcement Program" -- set for Aug. 20 through Sept. 2 -- will use federally funded overtime to allow for increased traffic enforcement, with a focus on seat belts, child restraints, distracted driving, and excessive speed.

This is a statewide effort organized by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), in partnership with the Oregon State Sheriffs' Association (OSSA) and Oregon State Police (OSP).

THE STATS: SAFETY BELTS AND CHILD SEATS SAVE LIVES

ODOT crash data for 2015 shows lack of safety-belt or child-restraint use was a factor in 79 of a total 289 (or 35% of) motor vehicle occupant fatalities.

Motor-vehicle crashes are the leading nationwide cause of death for children ages 1-12. In 2015, 1,353 children under age 9 were injured in Oregon traffic crashes; six children died.

It's estimated that car seats may increase crash survival by 71% for infants under 1 year old, and by up to 59% for toddlers ages 1-4. And booster seats may reduce the chance of nonfatal injury among 4- to 8-year-olds by 45% compared to safety belts used alone.

Safety belts, used correctly, can reduce the risk of major crash injury or death by up to 65%. ODOT estimates that at least half of those who died unbelted in 2015 -- 40 persons -- could have been saved if everyone used safety belts and child-safety systems on every trip.

CHILD SAFETY-SEAT LAW

Oregon law for children under age 2 requires they use a child seat with harness in a rear-facing position, unless the child turned 1 year of age prior to May 26, 2017.

A child over age 2 (or who turned 1 year of age prior to May 26, 2017) must continue to ride in a car seat with harness or in a booster until they reach age 8 or 4'9" in height and the adult belt fits them correctly.

This will better protect the child's head, neck and spine from potential crash injuries.

HELP WITH CHILD CAR SEATS

For help selecting or installing car seats, consult the seat manufacturer's instructions, your vehicle owner's manual, or visit a local child-seat fitting station listed at http://oregonimpact.org/car-seat-resources.htm

Many car-seat fitting stations will host special events during National Child Passenger Safety Week, September 23-29 -- with Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians on hand to assist families with selection and use of car seats and boosters.

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Sheriff's Office increases DUII patrols for Labor Day weekend - 08/28/18

This upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend (Friday-Monday, Aug. 31-Sept. 3), the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office will be increasing patrols with the emphasis on reducing impaired-driver crashes.

The goal of these extra patrols: zero traffic fatalities during this year's holiday weekend, and in the days leading up to it.

If you are going to use impairing substances, please plan ahead and have a designated driver. We will arrest those who fail to follow the law and drive impaired -- that risky behavior can cost you your freedom and thousands of dollars, but could also take the life of an innocent person.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 28 people a day loose their life to an alcohol related traffic crash. This staggering statistic amounts to one alcohol-impaired traffic fatality every 53 minutes. This makes the chance of a person being involved in an alcohol-related crash 1 in 3 through a lifetime.

Please help us avoid these completely preventable tragedies over the holiday weekend. Everyone can play a role in preventing impaired driver crashes. If you or those around you drink alcohol and/or consume other impairing substances -- including marijuana -- please make responsible transportation plans. If you witness impaired driving, don't hesitate to report it to local authorities; it may save a life.

Have a happy and safe Labor Day weekend.

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