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Water Rescue team at OGB Boat Ramp
Water Rescue team at OGB Boat Ramp
Water Rescue Team and Search and Rescue locating a submerged vehicle off the Oak Grove Boat Ramp (Photo) - 05/17/19

Just after 6 a.m. this morning, May 17, 2019, deputies responded to the 1000 Block of SE Oak Grove Blvd in Oak Grove for the report of a suspicious person.  The subject was reported to be banging on someone’s door and acting strange.  The caller told us the man was bleeding from his arm and said something about a car crash before running off. 

Deputies arrived in the area, located the man and found out he had intentionally drove his vehicle into the Willamette River at the Oak Grove Boat Ramp.  It appeared his injuries were from the impact and extracting himself from the submerging vehicle. 

The subject was transported to an area hospital for a mental health assessment and treatment of his minor injuries by American Medical Response.  He will be connected with mental health services to include the Behavioral Health Unit that works closely with the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office.

A CCSO Marine Patrol boat was dispatched to the area to assist with the initial call.  Currently the CCSO Water Rescue Team and Search and Rescue Coordinators are on scene to locate the submerged vehicle, ensure no one else is inside and remove the vehicle from the river.  Deputies have been in contact with the subject’s family who are safe and accounted for.

This operation could take several hours and the Oak Grove Boat Ramp will be closed until the operation is finished.

 

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Sheriff's Office joins national grant program to expand opioid treatment (Photo) - 05/15/19

The Sheriff's Office has joined a national grant program to expand medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder in jails.

The program -- the "Planning Initiative to Build Bridges Between Jail and Community-Based Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder" -- is a joint project of the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, and Arnold Ventures, a national philanthropy out of Houston, Texas.

Under the program, Arnold Ventures will spend $720,000 to help 15 communities implement medication-assisted treatment programs in their jails, including Clackamas County Jail. The Arnold Ventures grants will pay for a team of health care experts who have experience with substance use disorders and corrections to help design and implement plans for offering treatment medications.

The Sheriff's Office will receive guidance on providing opioid treatment, as well as scholarships for five staff members to attend trainings in Washington, D.C. During these trainings, Clackamas County Jail and Community Corrections employees will study treatment guidelines and medications to treat opioid addiction, including methadone and buprenorphine.

Clackamas County will also develop a plan with local health care officials to ensure people can access treatment after they’re released. The goal, according to the grant, is to "develop a comprehensive continuum of care model that targets the jail population and builds bridges between in-custody and community-based treatment."

Clackamas County is one of 15 jurisdictions nationwide to participate in the initiative. Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Jenna Morrison, Jail Commander Lee Eby and Community Corrections Capt. Malcolm McDonald will work as part of the local planning team, along with personnel from Community Corrections, Clackamas County Health Centers and the jail's medical contractor, Naphcare.

"Our participation in this program fits perfectly with our existing efforts to help people who need treatment, not jail time," said Sheriff Craig Roberts. Those efforts include the Transition Center, an all-in-one location providing crucial support services to people leaving jail or prison.

Learn more about the Planning Initiative at www.arnoldventures.org/stories/jails-could-be-a-turning-point-in-the-opioid-crisis .

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MEDIA OPPORTUNITY: Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony set for 1 p.m. today (May 8) - 05/08/19

The Clackamas County Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony is set to begin at 1 p.m. at the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement Memorial Plaza (9101 SE Sunnybrook Blvd., Clackamas, OR 97015) [ map ] Media is invited to attend.

During the ceremony, multiple agencies and family members gather at the Plaza to honor fallen officers in Clackamas County, dating back to 1906.

Video from past ceremonies:

MEDIA: Please contact our Public Information Officer if you're planning to attend.


FALLEN OFFICERS IN CLACKAMAS COUNTY:

Officer George J. Hanlon 
Oregon City Police Department
Killed in the line of duty: April 23, 1906

Sheriff John R. Shaver 
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
Killed in the Line of Duty: April 30, 1906

Sergeant James H. Worell 
Milwaukie Police Department
Died in the line of Duty: December 31, 1953

Deputy Jimmy Lee Shoop 
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
Killed in the Line of Duty: November 7, 1981

Deputy William Douglas Bowman 
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
Killed in the Line of Duty: September 12, 2000

Chief Daniel K. Duncan 
Lake Oswego Police Department
Died in the Line of Duty: May 20, 2010

Officer Robert A. Libke 
Oregon City Police Department
Killed in the Line of Duty: November 4, 2013

Oregon State Sheriffs' Association, students team up for SafeOregon PSA - 05/06/19

The Oregon State Sheriffs' Association has partnered with students and TGF Productions to produce a public service announcement highlighting SafeOregon, a school safety tip line program available to students statewide.

"We're proud to work with students on this important project to promote school safety," said Sheriff Craig Roberts, President of the Oregon State Sheriffs' Association. "We know many kids in school may be struggling, and we want them to know help is available."

Oregon middle school and high school students participated in the public service announcement along with sheriffs from across the state -- including Lane County Sheriff Cliff Harrold, Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts, Lincoln County Sheriff Curtis Landers, Hood River County Sheriff Matt English, Jackson County Sheriff Nathan Sickler, and Deschutes County Sheriff Shane Nelson.

The SafeOregon PSA will air in television markets throughout Oregon.

SafeOregon gives kids, parents, schools and their communities a way to report safety threats or potential acts of violence. In the two years since SafeOregon was launched, more than 3,000 tips have been received. Students can submit safety concerns via text, call, website, or through the SafeOregon App.

The SafeOregon Public Service Announcements featuring the six sheriffs can be downloaded from this Dropbox address: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/w2rlsnz18iwsicv/AADtWaSRHug-CLghq7VPuZaUa?dl=0

You can learn more about the Tip Line by visiting the SafeOregon website here: SafeOregon.com

More info on SafeOregon is also available on the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office website: https://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/safeoregon.html

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Returned hikers with searchers and family at the SAR base
Returned hikers with searchers and family at the SAR base
Sheriff's Office leads successful search for two lost hikers (Photo) - 05/06/19

Please reference CCSO Case #19-010362

At approxmately 9 a.m. on Sunday, May 5, 2019, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office learned of two overdue hikers on the Salmon River Trail in the Welches area.

Search & Rescue Coordinators were notified. The SAR Coordinators learned the hikers had set off to hike the Salmon River Trail on Saturday, May 4 and had not yet returned.

The hikers were identified as Daniel Byrd Smith, 70, of Portland and Daniel (Ben) Hartford Graves, 72, of Portland. Both individuals are described as experienced hikers. They had food and water with them and were dressed for the weather conditions.

SAR Coordinators began to collect additional information. A vehicle belonging to one of the hikers was found at the end of Salmon River Rd, in Welches, which confirmed the location they started. Coordinators quickly deployed their teams to the area and began searching.

The Hood River County Sheriff’s Office searched the area with an airplane. At approximately 7:15 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office Air Unit located two subjects in a canyon along Copper Creek, just south of the confluence with the Salmon River in the Salmon Huckleberry Wilderness. The two subjects waved a cell phone and lamp to get the attention of the pilot.

Members of the Air National Guard 304th Rescue Squadron trekked in to the coordinates provided by the HRCSO pilot and located the two hikers at about 11:30 p.m. on Sunday -- confirming they were missing subjects Graves and Smith. Both men were found to be in good health and reported no injuries or other medical complaints at the time.

They began their hike out at about midnight and arrived at the SAR base around 11:30 a.m. During a debrief, the hikers told SAR Coordinators they had taken a wrong turn on the trail and became lost. A photo of the returned hikers with searchers and family at the SAR base is attached.

The search was completed with assistance from Mountain Wave Emergency Communications, Pacific Northwest Search and Rescue, the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office Air Unit, the Air National Guard 304th Rescue Squadron, and NORSAR K9.

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CSI Van
UPDATE -- SUSPECT ID, PHOTO, BOOKING INFO: One person shot at Not So Boring Bar and Grill, suspect arrested (Photo) - 05/04/19

Please reference CCSO Case # 19-010251


UPDATE (MAY 4, 8:15 A.M.) -- Suspect ID, photo, booking info

The suspect is identified as Gerald Bruce Newman, 59.

Mr. Newman was booked into Clackamas County Jail on charges including:

  • ORS.163.185 - ASSAULT I
  • ORS.163.115 - ATTEMPTED MURDER
  • ORS.166.220 - UNLAW USE OF WEAPON

Complete booking info can be found here: https://web3.clackamas.us/roster/#inmates

His booking photo is attached.

Bail was set at $260,000.


EARLIER (May 4, 2019, 8 a.m.): One person shot at Not So Boring Bar and Grill, suspect arrested

On May 3, 2019, deputies from the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting that occurred in the parking lot of The Not So Boring Bar and Grill located at 28014 SE Wally Rd in Boring, OR.  Initial reports to dispatch were of a physical fight or disturbance at the location at approximately 11:00 p.m. 

Subsequent updates indicated a male at the location had been shot. 

When deputies arrived, they located who they believed to be the suspect.  The possible suspect was detained without further incident.  A pistol was seized at the scene as evidence.

The victim had a gunshot wound to the chest and was transported by American Medical Response to an area hospital for treatment.  His condition at this time is unknown.

Detectives from the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office responded to the location and will conduct a thorough investigation of the incident.  This is an active criminal investigation and there is no additional information at this time.


TIPS SOUGHT

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Tip Lne at 503-723-4949 or leave a tip at https://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp -- please reference CCSO Case # 19-010251

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UPDATE (Tuesday, April 30) -- WITNESS IDENTIFIED: Authorities seek video, tips as Wilsonville Fire investigation continues (Photo) - 04/30/19

Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Case #19-007264


UPDATE (April 30) -- WITNESS IDENTIFIED

The skateboarding witness has been identified, and is NOT a suspect in this case. Thanks to the public for numerous tips.


EARLIER (April 30, 2019) -- FURTHER CLARIFICATIONS ON 'ARSON' vs. 'INCENDIARY'

For media who have asked further clarification on the definition of "incendiary," the National Wildfire Coordinating Group defines "incendiary fire" as " A fire that is deliberately ignited under circumstances in which the person knows that the fire should not be ignited. An incendiary fire is not necessarily a fire that meets the legal definition of an arson fire." (Source: https://www.nwcg.gov/term/glossary/incendiary-fire )

At this time, investigators have determined the Villebois fire to be "incendiary" in nature.

Also for media who have asked, here is further clarification on the Oregon legal definitions of "arson":

ORS 164.325¹
Arson in the first degree

(source: https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/164.325 )

(1) A person commits the crime of arson in the first degree if:

(a) By starting a fire or causing an explosion, the person intentionally damages:

  • (A) Protected property of another;
  • (B) Any property, whether the property of the person or the property of another person, and such act recklessly places another person in danger of physical injury or protected property of another in danger of damage; or
  • (C) Any property, whether the property of the person or the property of another person, and recklessly causes serious physical injury to a firefighter or peace officer acting in the line of duty relating to the fire; or

(b) By knowingly engaging in the manufacture of methamphetamine, the person causes fire or causes an explosion that damages property described in paragraph (a) of this subsection.

(2) Arson in the first degree is a Class A felony. [1971 c.743 §144; 1991 c.946 §1; 2005 c.706 §4]

2017 ORS 164.315¹
Arson in the second degree

(source: https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/164.315 )

(1) A person commits the crime of arson in the second degree if:

(a) By starting a fire or causing an explosion, the person intentionally damages:

  • (A) Any building of another that is not protected property; or
  • (B) Any property of another and the damages to the property exceed $750; or

(b) By knowingly engaging in the manufacture of methamphetamine, the person causes fire or causes an explosion that damages property described in paragraph (a) of this subsection.

(2) Arson in the second degree is a Class C felony. [1971 c.743 §143; 2001 c.432 §1; 2005 c.706 §3]


EARLIER: INVESTIGATORS SEEK PUBLIC'S HELP TO ID WITNESS; FIRE DETERMINED TO BE INTENTIONALLY SET

The investigation into the March 31 fire at the Villebois construction site continues. Latest updates:

INVESTIGATORS: BLAZE WAS 'INCENDIARY'

Investigators have determined the fire was "incendiary." Legally, this means it was ignited by a person under circumstances in which it should not have been ignited.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The fire has NOT been determined to be "arson." "Arson" refers to a crime in which a fire or explosion was set maliciously, intentionally, or recklessly. Many details of the blaze -- including intent -- have NOT been determined at this time.

Officials estimate damage from the fire at $10 million.

CAN YOU HELP US ID THIS WITNESS?

Investigators are working to identify a possible witness to the Wilsonville fire -- a young adult male with a skateboard who was photographed filming the blaze with his phone camera. Photos are attached.

Anyone who can help us identify this witness 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 # 19-007264.

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EARLIER (Wednesday, April 10) -- JEEP DRIVER LOCATED

Thanks to media coverage and tips from the public, the driver of the Jeep has been identified. The driver is NOT a suspect.

Authorities continue to seek surveillance and cell-phone video shot in the area of the fire between 11 p.m. Saturday night (March 30) and 3 a.m. Sunday morning (March 31). Details below.


EARLIER (Tuesday, April 9) -- POSSIBLE WITNESS JEEP DRIVER SOUGHT; VIDEO FROM 11 a.m. TO  3 a.m. STILL SOUGHT

Video of possible witness Jeep (.mp4 format):
https://www.dropbox.com/s/mbufz7ymd8qu9pt/19-007264-PossibleWitnessJeep.mp4?dl=0

The investigation into the March 31 fire at the Villebois construction site continues. Latest updates:

POSSIBLE WITNESS JEEP DRIVER SOUGHT: Authorities are looking for the driver of what is believed to be a late '90s/early-2000s Jeep seen driving through the area at 12:49 a.m. on March 31. Surveillance video of the Jeep driving through the area is available at this Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/mbufz7ymd8qu9pt/19-007264-PossibleWitnessJeep.mp4?dl=0

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is NOT considered a suspect vehicle at this time -- authorities simply want to speak to the driver as a possible witness just before the blaze. The driver (or anyone who can identify the driver) is urged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office ASAP.

VIDEO FROM 4-HOUR WINDOW AROUND FIRE STILL SOUGHT: The Jeep was spotted during analysis of surveillance video gathered from around the fire scene. Authorities continue to seek surveillance and cell-phone video shot in the area between 11 p.m. Saturday night (March 30) and 3 a.m. Sunday morning (March 31).

Anyone with video or additional information is urged to contact the Clackamas County 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.jspPlease reference CCSO Case # 19-007264.

NOTE TO THOSE PROVIDING VIDEO: To assist investigators, those providing video are asked to note each video's date, time, and filming location. This will help detectives as they reconstruct the evening and the events leading up to the blaze.

INVESTIGATION CONTINUES: Investigators are still gathering and processing information and evidence, and will offer no additional details on the case at this time. The fire scene was processed by personnel from the Oregon State Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the investigation is being led by Clackamas County Sheriff's Office detectives. As a precaution, cadaver dogs from NORSAR searched the scene, but found no human remains. And Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue continues to provide invaluable assistance to investigators.

Additional photos from the incident are attached.

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EARLIER (Wednesday, April 3, 2019) -- AUTHORITIES STILL SEEKING VIDEO

As the investigation continues, the fire investigation team -- comprising personnel from the ATF, Oregon State Police, and Clackamas County Sheriff's Office -- is still looking for video from the Villebois neighborhood.

Specifically, authorities are looking for video from the early morning hours of March 31, 2019 -- including cellular phone video or surveillance video such as doorbell cameras, home security systems, or business surveillance that could assist with the investigation. 

This includes not just the area around the fire, but other parts of the Villebois neighborhood. Anyone having such video should 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 Case #19-007264.

An additional photo of vehicles damaged by the blaze is attached. 

A CLARIFICATION: We are gathering information as if the fire were a criminal investigation because we only have one opportunity to get it right -- but cause and origin have NOT been determined yet. There are dozens of criminal investigators diligently working on this case. We appreciate the neighborhood’s patience and support during this time.


EARLIER (Monday April 1, 2019, 2 p.m.)

The Wilsonville Police is partnering with the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, Oregon State Police, the Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) to investigate this incident.  Currently the sheriff’s office has detectives, crime scene technicians, analyst and deputies devoted to this investigation.  The Clackamas County District Attorney’s Office has a representative as well.  After the scene is determined to be safe, investigators will work to determine the cause and the origin of the fire.  

If you have property that was damaged due to this fire, please contact the sheriff’s office to file a report.  Non-emergency dispatch can be reached at 503-655-8211. 

Anyone who may have information useful to this investigation is encouraged 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 # 19-007264.

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

Anyone wishing to contribute in the form of donations to the displaced victims of this fire, you are asked to contact the American Red Cross.

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EARLIER (Sunday March 31, 2019, 3 p.m.)

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division is working with Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue personnel and an Oregon State Police Investigator to determine the cause of this fire.  As part of this investigation we are asking the public, specifically those who live in the area or happen to have been in the area at the onset of the fire to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office tip line (see below) if you recall anything suspicious.

The cause of the fire has not been determined however, we would like hear from residents in the area who have home video surveillance that captured anything suspicious to include vehicles or people in the area during the fire or prior to the start.  If you saw something suspicious or discover it after reviewing your surveillance please contact the sheriff’s office via the tip line and an investigator will contact you directly.

At this time there is no new information regarding this investigation to provide to the public.  There will be an enhanced law enforcement presence in the area due to this investigation and for security of the scene. This will continue during this investigation.    

Public information release regarding this incident will be handled through a cooperative effort between the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office and Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue.

TIPS SOUGHT

Anyone who saw something suspicious or has surveillance footage of someone or something suspicious is urged to call the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Tip line at 503-723-4949 or leave a tip at https://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp -- please reference CCSO Case # 19-007264.

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EARLIER (Sunday, March 31, 2019, 7 a.m.)

Three-alarm Fire Destroys Apartment Complex Under Construction and Significantly Damages Nearby Homes

Just after 1am this morning, multiple callers to 9-1-1 reported that a three-story apartment complex under construction in the 11000 block of SW Collina Lane in Wilsonville was engulfed in flames. A bright orange glow and column of smoke could be seen from several miles away.

The fire occurred in the Villebois community where condominiums, apartments and row homes are densely packed together. Within minutes, several neighbors living adjacent the growing blaze reported that the fire was spreading to their homes.

By 1:15 a.m., fire commanders called a third alarm to bring enough firefighters to the scene to evacuate residents, extinguish fires in occupied buildings, control the original fire and protect exposed buildings. In addition to TVF&R, fire crews from Lake Oswego Fire Department, Canby Fire District, Aurora Fire District and Portland Fire & Rescue worked through the night. The fires were considered under control around 4a.m.

Firefighters will remain at the site through Sunday morning to keep the burned pile of debris cool and make sure hot spots don’t flare up at nearby homes that were burned. At least twenty occupied condominiums sustained significant fire damage or will be considered a total loss. Dozens more had blown out windows or siding damage due to the intense radiant heat from the original fire. An additional construction shack, some construction equipment and approximately 14 cars and trucks were destroyed.

Many people were displaced because of this fire. Fortunately, none were injured. Those who aren’t staying with friends or family are being assisted by the American Red Cross who provides temporary housing and vouchers for food, medicine or other necessities. So far, approximately 25 people were being helped at the scene.

Fire investigators have begun the extensive process to try and determine where and how this fire started. They will continue conducting witness interviews, examining physical evidence and evaluating video surveillance footage. In addition to partner fire agencies, TVF&R is grateful for assistance from the American Red Cross, the City of Wilsonville, Washington County Consolidated Communications Agency (9-1-1), Wilsonville PD (Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office), PGE, NW Natural, and Clackamas County.

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Message from Sheriff Roberts: Sheriff's Office Change in Services within the City of Portland - 04/26/19

Following is an email sent by Sheriff's Roberts to Clackamas County Sheriff's Office employees this afternoon (Friday, April 26, 2019).


Message from Sheriff Roberts:

Sheriff’s Office Change in Services within the City of Portland

To all Clackamas County Sheriff's Office employees: I want to give you an important update on changes to services we provide in the City of Portland.

As you know, our command staff and executive team have been actively assessing the risk of your work within the City of Portland.

Recently, Undersheriff Brandenburg met with many of our deputies assigned to answering routine calls for service in the City of Portland to listen to their concerns related to safety. I've also had conversations with other city, state and federal law enforcement leaders, including Portland Police Chief Outlaw. Lastly, I've taken into account the Portland Police Association's concerns outlined in their April 8 statement, which you can read here.

As I said in my earlier email on this topic, I will not place you at unnecessary personal and professional risk.

As a result of these and other assessments, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office will pull back all staff responding to calls for services within the City of Portland in the coming weeks.  Those actions are as follows: 

  • We are working with TriMet to develop a new Intergovernmental Agreement that will reassign deputies to meet the public safety needs of citizens accessing TriMet within Clackamas County. We intend to continue assigning one sergeant and six deputies to provide timely responses for law enforcement services and maintain passenger safety.
  • With respect to deployment of special teams, we will evaluate requests for assistance on a case-by-case basis. This applies to SWAT, the Crisis Negotiations Team (CNT), and the Rapid Response Team (RRT/CERT). 
  • We will continue our participation on the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force and the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force. 
  • No changes will be made to operations involving Corrections staff who work the Electronic Home Detention Program, Parole and Probation staff who supervise clients in the City of Portland, and the Metropolitan Explosive Disposal Unit (MEDU). All will continue with their regular duties.

I don't make these decisions lightly. I appreciate and commend the difficult work Portland Police officers do every day, and I also commend Portland Police Chief Outlaw for her leadership in a very difficult environment. I admire her commitment to improving public safety and community relations. 

As Sheriff, your safety and the safety of Clackamas County residents remain my top priorities. Our work is dangerous enough without adding unnecessary risk when responding to calls for services in the City of Portland. 

I also want to make this clear: We will always respond to help any officer from any agency in immediate need of assistance.

Take care of each other and be safe.

Craig


 

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UPDATE (Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 7:30 p.m.) -- SUSPECT IDed, ARRESTED AT MALL; ADDITIONAL VICTIMS STILL SOUGHT (Photo) - 04/24/19

Please reference CCSO Case # 19-008639

 

Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Clackamas Town Center after a citizen called 911 to report seeing the suspect from this case.

The witness followed the suspect as he walked through the mall -- providing dispatch with updates which helped several deputies and mall security locate and contact the suspect.

The subject they stopped was identified as Justin Carl Phelps, 38, of Clackamas. 

Phelps matched the description of the suspect, and was wearing some of the same clothing.  He had also been named by members of the public who had called in tips to the Sheriff’s Office today. 

Phelps was arrested and booked into Clackamas County Jail on 10 charges of Harassment (ORS 166.065), an A misdemeanor. Bail was set at $25,000. A booking photo is attached. His complete booking info is available online here: https://web3.clackamas.us/roster/#inmates

 

ADDITIONAL VICTIMS STILL SOUGHT: Deputies are still encouraging other victims to contact the Sheriff’s Office.  If you would like to file a report, please call our Non-Emergency Line at 503-655-8211. Please reference CCSO Case # 19-008639.

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EARLIER:

 

[UPDATE: Video link wasn't working for some people -- it's been updated below.]


Please reference CCSO Case #19-008639

Surveillance video of suspect (.mp4 format):
https://www.dropbox.com/s/7rvujtt2u4a0mlt/CCSOCase19-008639-SuspectCloseUps.mp4?dl=0

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public's help as it works to identify an adult male who was inappropriately touching women as he walked past them at the Clackamas Town Center Barnes & Noble bookstore on Saturday, April 13, 2019. 

Selected surveillance video of the suspect is linked above, and photos are attached.

The incidents occurred between 5:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 13. One incident was reported to the Barnes & Noble management, who then contacted the Sheriff’s Office; while reviewing video surveillance of the suspect, investigators observed the suspect wandering the store and deliberately subjecting several other women to similar unwanted contact.

As seen in the above-linked video and attached photos, the suspect was a bearded male wearing glasses, jeans, two-tone high-top shoes (possibly grey or camo green), a dark zip-up jacket over a dark t-shirt, and a dark-colored knit cap.


TIPS SOUGHT

Anyone with information on the suspect or potential victims is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at https://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp . Please reference case #19-008639. 

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Springfield XD .45
Springfield XD .45
UPDATE: Sheriff's Office seeks tips on recovered pistol in April 13 Milwaukie PD officer-involved shooting (Photo) - 04/23/19

Please reference CCSO Case # 19-008496

 

The Clackamas County Inter-agency Major Crimes Team is seeking help from the public to identify a location and the owner of a pistol as part of their investigation into the officer-involved shooting that occurred in Milwaukie on Saturday, April 13, 2019.

On April 13, Milwaukie Police Department Officer Duke confronted a suspicious person who was possibly involved in a disturbance near SE Monroe St and SE 42nd Ave that evening.

The subsequent stop resulted in Officer Duke deploying a Taser, followed by an exchange of gunfire with the suspect. The suspect has been identified as Douglas Joseph Teter.

Teter was arrested that evening a short distance away.

At the time of arrest, Teter was in possession of a Springfield XD .45 caliber semiautomatic pistol.

Detectives believe that Teter may have recently found this pistol in a bathroom. Investigators were able to find what they believe to be a photo of the pistol in the bathroom where Teter found the weapon.

Can you help us learn more about this pistol?

The Sheriff's Office is seeking help from the public to identify both the location of the bathroom where this photo was taken and the owner of the pistol.

A photo of the pistol in the bathroom and a photo of the pistol are attached. 

 

TIPS SOUGHT

Anyone with information on the pistol, the suspect, or any other aspect of the case is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office -- 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 # 19-008496

 

Previous Milwaukie PD press releases on this incident can be found at https://www.facebook.com/MilwaukiePolice . They are also reproduced below.

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EARLIER (April 15, 8:55 p.m.) -- MILWAUKIE PD PRESS RELEASE: OFFICER INVOLVED IN SATURDAY NIGHT'S SHOOTING

 

Case #19-002731 

 

The Milwaukie Police Officer involved in Saturday night's shooting is Officer Daniel Duke. Officer Duke was a police officer for seven years for the City of Rathdrum Police Department in Idaho, prior to his move to Oregon and employment with the Milwaukie Police Department. 

While a police officer with the City of Rathdrum Police Department, Officer Duke was assigned to patrol, served as a School Resource Officer, was a Breath Testing Specialist, Field Training Officer, and Detective. 

Officer Duke has been with the Milwaukie Police Department for 11 months and has met all State requirements for certification in Oregon. Officer Duke is currently assigned to patrol on graveyard shift. 

Officer Duke is home with his family recovering from the gunshot wounds to his left leg. While he is very sore, he is able to get around with the use of crutches. Officer Duke is expected to recover fully and is in good spirits. 

Officer Duke is currently on administrative leave while the shooting is being investigated by the Clackamas County Major Crimes Team. This is an ongoing investigation and additional information will be released when it becomes available. 

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EARLIER (April 14, 3:06 p.m.) -- MILWAUKIE PD PRESS RELEASE: OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING UPDATE

 

Milwaukie PD Case #19-002731
 

The suspect taken into custody in last night’s officer involved shooting in Milwaukie, has been identified to be 30-year-old Douglas Joseph Teter.

Douglas Teter was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail and is facing charges of Assault I and Attempted Aggravated Murder (No Bail). Douglas Teter also had six outstanding warrants for his arrest for; Criminal Mischief II (X2), Interfering with a Peace Officer (X2), DUII and Disorderly Conduct II. 

The officer involved was released from the hospital earlier this morning. He is now home with family, recovering from multiple gunshot wounds to his leg. The officer’s name is not being released at this time due to the ongoing investigation.

No further information is available at this time.

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EARLIER (April 14, 2:53 p.m.) -- MILWAUKIE PD PRESS RELEASE: OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

 

Milwaukie PD Case #19-002731
 

On 4/13/2019 at approximately 11:20 pm, a Milwaukie Police Officer attempted to contact a subject near SE Monroe Street and SE 42nd Avenue in Milwaukie. The subject matched the description of a male involved in a previous call, where the threat of a gun was reported.

The contact led to a taser deployment near SE 42nd Avenue between SE Jackson Street and SE Harrison Street. The taser deployment was not effective. Moments later, the officer and male subject exchanged gunfire near SE Harrison Street and SE 42nd Avenue.

The officer was shot in the exchange and the suspect ran from the shooting north to SE Llewellyn Street and hid under a truck and camper. Officers located the subject which ultimately led to another taser deployment and custody.

The injured Milwaukie officer was transported to a local area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

The Clackamas County Major Crimes Team has been notified and is taking lead on the investigation.

We are not releasing the officer’s name or suspect’s name at this time, as this is an ongoing investigation. 

Currently SE 42nd Avenue from SE Monroe Street to SE Llewellyn Street and the 4100 block of SE Harrison Street and SE Llewellyn Street are closed to all vehicle and foot traffic. 

No further information is available at this time.

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