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Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue assist injured skier on Paintbrush Trail out of Virginia Meissner Snow Park (Photo) - 01/21/22

Released by: Deputy Kyle Joye - Assistant Search and Rescue Coordinator

Date/time: 01-21-22 at 09:06 AM

Location: Paintbrush Trail approximately 4 miles north of Virginia Meissner Snow Park

Rescued Subject:   64 year old male, Beaverton OR

On 01-21-22, at about 09:06 AM, Deschutes County Dispatch received a 911 call regarding an injured skier on the Paintbrush Trail north of Virginia Meissner Snow Park.  

A Deputy made phone contact with the injured party who informed the Deputy they had been injured while cross country skiing and would need medical assistance to get back to the snow park and then to the hospital. Two Search and Rescue Volunteers were recreating nearby and responded directly to the scene via snowmobile, arriving at approximately 09:50 AM.  An additional four volunteers (including a doctor) and one Special Services Deputy also responded with additional medical supplies and evacuation equipment to assist the patient.    

All volunteers were able to reach the patient via snowmobile where members of the medical team assessed his condition.  The doctor and medical team provided medical aid, packaged the patient and transported him back to the Virginia Meissner Snow Park where an ambulance from Bend Fire and Rescue was waiting. 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with five K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue assist injured skier on Tangent Trail near Swampy Lakes Snow Park - 01/16/22

Released by: Deputy Kyle Joye - Assistant Search and Rescue Coordinator

Date/time: 01-16-22 at 11:34 AM

Location: Tangent Trail just east of Swampy Lakes Snow Park

Rescued Subjects:   31 year old female, Redmond OR

 

On 01-16-22, at about 11:34 AM, Deschutes County Dispatch received a 911 call regarding an injured skier on the Tangent Trail between Swampy Lakes Snow Park and Virginia Meissner Snow Park.  

A Deputy made phone contact with the reporting person, who informed the Deputy that the injured female would need assistance to get out to the parking lot at Swampy Lakes Snow Park.  Six Search and Rescue volunteers and one Special Services Deputy responded to the call.    

The six volunteers were able to make their way to the patient using snow shoes, arriving at approximately 12:30 PM. Members of the medical team assessed the females physical condition and provided aid, including placing her into a litter and carrying her to the highway where she was assisted into a personal vehicle.  

The female stated she did not need any further assistance and would seek her own medical care.   

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with five K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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Virtual Class Prepares Volunteers to Mentor Children of Incarcerated Parents (Photo) - 01/06/22

Central Oregon Partnerships for Youth (COPY), a program of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, is offering a virtual class to prepare volunteers to become mentors for children with an incarcerated parent. 

After initial training and comprehensive background checks, volunteers are matched with a child in Bend, Redmond, Sisters or LaPine that share similar interests and activities and commit to spending a few hours a week together for a minimum of one year. This time is often spent on outside activities, exploring the community, doing art or craft projects, or simply hanging out and talking. 

On Saturday, January 22, COPY will offer a virtual orientation/training class. This 3.5-hour class covers program policies, how to establish a mentor relationship, the impact incarceration has on families, communication skills, and safety and best practices for mentoring in a COVID-19 world. There is no cost to attend, but advanced registration is required. For additional details please call 541-388-6651 or email COPY@deschutes.org Additional program information is available at the Sheriff’s Office web site at www.sheriff.deschutes.org/copy.

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Overdue Subject on Snowshoes Located Near Wake Butte (Photo) - 01/04/22

Released by: Deputy Shane Zook, Assistance Search and Rescue Coordinator

Release Date January 4, 2022

Location: Near base of Wake Butte

Assisted Subject:   63 year old male - Bend, Or.

On January 3, 2022 at approximately 7:15 pm, 911 Dispatch received a call of an overdue subject, who left his residence southwest of Sunriver. The reporting party told dispatch the subject left, at approximately 1:00 pm to snowshoe in the Forest to the west of his residence. 

One Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Special Services Deputy and 13 Search and Rescue volunteers responded to search of the subject. Two DCSO SAR Volunteers supported mission planning and ten volunteers responded to the area to search for the overdue subject.  Searchers used snowmobiles, cross country skis and a tracked ARGO utility vehicle. 

SAR Volunteers were able to locate the overdue person’s snow shoe impressions and observed they were heading west. The subject was located by SAR volunteers at 2:18 am near the base of Wake Butte. He was assisted to a location to meet volunteers in the ARGO tracked vehicle for transport out of the forest.

The subject declined medical assistance and was safely transported back to his residence. 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with five K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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Help Requested In Identifying Criminal Mischief/Hit and Run Suspect (Photo) - 01/03/22

Released By:  Lt. Bryan Husband, Deschutes County Sheriff's Office

Date:  01/02/22

Location:  Pine Nursery Park, Bend, OR

Suspect Vehicle:  2021-2022 White Subaru Crosstrek

 

Update 01/03/22. 

 

The driver and the vehicle in this case have been located and identified. They are no longer interest. 

 

On 01/01/22, at 10:02pm, Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Deputies were dispatched to Pine Nursery Park, located at 3750 NE Purcell Ave, in Bend, OR, for the report of a criminal mischief and hit and run with property damage that had just occurred.  An employee with Bend Patrol Services had been in the process of closing the park gates for the night and attempting to have the last few remaining vehicles exit out of the north entrance/exit.

At least two vehicles that had been inside the park property before closing, deliberately exited the west exit however, with one of the vehicles ramming the park gate in the process, causing extensive damage to the gate and suspect vehicle.  Vehicle parts from the suspect vehicle left at the scene, which included parts of the front fender and light assembly, later identified it as a 2021-2022 white Subaru Crosstrek.  The other vehicle traveling with the suspect vehicle was described as a dark blue four dour sedan.  Neither vehicle stopped to self report the crash, which is required by state law.

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office is asking the community for assistance in identifying the driver of the white Subaru Crosstrek.  If anyone has additional information about this incident, they are encouraged to contact the DCSO business line:  541-388-6655, or non emergency Dispatch: 541-693-6911.  A picture of a vehicle believed to be similar in appearance to the suspect vehicle described above, will be attached to this media release.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full-service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with five K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue assist injured skier on Tumalo Mountain (Photo) - 01/01/22

Released by: Deputy Shane Zook - Assistant Search and Rescue Coordinator

Date/time: 01-01-22 at 0833 AM

Location: East side of Tumalo Mountain, Bend

Rescued Subjects:   24 year old male - Bend, Or.

 

On 01-01-22, at about 08:33 AM, Deschutes County Dispatch received a 911 call regarding an injured skier on the east side of Tumalo Mountain.  

A Deputy made phone contact with the reporting person, who informed the Deputy that the injured male would need assistance to get out to the parking lot a Dutchman Flat Snow Park.  Twelve Search and Rescue volunteers, two seasonal Deputies on snowmobiles, and one Special Services Deputy responded to the call.    

The volunteers consisted of six volunteers on snowmobiles and six volunteers on skis. The two teams traveled different routes to the injured male.  Search and Rescue volunteers reached the male at about 11:35 AM.  Members of the medical team assessed the males physical condition and provided aid that enabled the male the ability to ride out on a snowmobile.  The male was walked down to awaiting snowmobiles at the bottom of the east slope of Tumalo Mountain.  

The snowmobile team provided the male with a ride out to the Dutchman Flat Snow Park.  The male stated he did not need any further medical assistance.    

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with five K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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Dog shot near Cline Buttes (Photo) - 12/31/21

MEDIA RELEASE   

Dog shot near Cline Butte

 

Released by: Sgt. Aaron Harding

 

Release Date: December 31, 2021

 

NARRATIVE:

 

On December 31, 2021 at about 9:00 AM, deputies received a report of a dog being shot and killed while on a walk near Cline Butte, off Cline Falls Hwy. The reporting party was walking his dog in the area earlier in the morning when it was off leash and out of his sight when it was shot. 

 

A vehicle was heard leaving the area, but was not observed by the dog owner. He suspected the subject(s) who shot his dog possibly mistook it for a coyote. 

 

Deputies responded to the area and began an investigation. At this time there is no suspect or suspect vehicle information. 

 

This investigation is active and the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office would like anyone with information regarding this incident call (541) 693-6911 reference case number 21-72336.

 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with five K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

 

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