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Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue assist injured hiker at Smith Rock State Park (Photo) - 12/04/22

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

Date/time: 12/03/22 at 1:35 PM

Location: Smith Rock State Park

Rescued Subject:     27 year old female - Portland, Or.

 

On 12-03-22 at about 1:35 PM, Deschutes County 911 received a 911 call from an injured hiker at Smith Rock State Park.  The hiker had slipped and fallen on the Misery Ridge Trail.  The hiker had injured her ankle and could not get back to the parking lot without assistance.  

A Deputy in the Special Services Division sent out a page for Search and Rescue volunteers to respond for the rescue.  Ten volunteers responded to the page and were headed to Smith Rock State Park by 2:05 PM.  The Redmond Fire Department arrived on scene and sent two personnel up to the hiker's location.  Redmond Fire stayed with the hiker and provided medical care.  

When Search and Rescue volunteers reached the hiker, they placed the hiker in a warming bag with a heat blanket, and prepared her for transport down the trail on a wheeled litter.  Search and Rescue volunteers wheeled the hiker back down the trail, and to an awaiting ambulance, which transported the hiker to the St. Charles Medical Center in Bend for further medical treatment.  

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 stranded backcountry skiers (Photo) - 12/03/22

Released by: Deputy Donny Patterson - Assistant Search and Rescue Coordinator

Date/time: 12/02/22 at 5:27 PM

Location: Todd Lake, Bend, OR 

Rescued Subjects:     26 year old male - Bend, OR

                                31 year old male - Bend, OR

 

On 12/02/22, at about 5:27 PM, the Deschutes County 911 Dispatch Center received a 911 call from a backcountry skier near Todd Lake.  The caller reported that his ski companion was having a ski malfunction that they could not repair in the field, and they were unable to make it back out of the location unassisted.  The depth of the fresh snow, the ski malfunction, and their location prevented the two skiers from self-rescuing or hiking back out of the location unassisted. The caller reported that he had to leave his ski companion to ascend the mountain to obtain cellular service for this call. 

A Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Special Services Deputy assigned to Search and Rescue contacted the reporting person by phone.  With the assistance of a Garmin In-Reach that the skiers had with them, the caller was able to return to his ski companion's location and provide a more accurate GPS coordinates of their location.  The skiers were reported to have food, water, appropriate winter clothing, and gear to remain in place.  The subjects were advised to remain at the location together and stay warm until assistance arrived.   

At approximately 5:54 PM, a page was sent out to the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue (SAR) volunteers for this mission.  At total of 6-SAR volunteers who are qualified for this type of winter rescue responded to this page (SAR First Winter Rescue Mission for the season).  At approximately 7:10 PM two SAR teams left the SAR team office with Snowmobiles, backcountry skis, and snowshoes headed to the Dutchman Snow Park.  The two teams then continued on snowmobiles to Todd Lake where they parked the snowmobiles and continued trekking into the location on Skis and Snowshoes. 

At approximately 10:03 PM, the SAR volunteers made contact with the stranded skiers.  The two skiers were in good health, and they were assisted back down the mountain and to the awaiting snowmobiles.  The skiers were then transported by snowmobiles out of the location and back to Mt. Bachelor to their vehicle.

The SAR teams then returned to the SAR team office completing this rescue mission at 2:00 AM (12/03/22).

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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Subject Arrested After Dispute (Photo) - 12/02/22

RELEASED BY: Sergeant Jason Wall

DATE: December 02, 2022

ARRESTED: Brandon A. Hoff, 32-year-old male, Bend, Oregon

CHARGES: Assault 4th Degree, Criminal Mischief 1st Degree, Menacing, Reckless Endangering Another Person

VICTIM: 53-year-old male, Bend, Oregon

LOCATION: 62600 block of Erickson Road, Bend, Oregon

 

On December 1st, 2022, at approximately 10:30 pm, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to 62600 block of Erickson Road regarding a physical dispute. Deschutes County 911 advised responding deputies a male, later identified as Brandon Hoff, was inside a vehicle crashing into other parked vehicles on the property, and through doors on some of the outbuildings.

Once a deputy arrived on scene, Hoff was contacted standing near a vehicle that had heavy front end damage and he was ultimately taken into custody without incident. One subject involved received minor injuries.

During the course of the investigation, it was determined Hoff assaulted another male on the property, and then utilized his Ford Escape to crash into parked vehicles on the property, through a fence line, and through a shed bay door causing extensive damage to the shed. Hoff also caused one of the parked vehicles to crash into a garage resulting in extensive damage to the garage attached to a residence.

During the dispute and subsequent damage done to the fence line, numerous horses escaped their pastures and needed to be corralled by their owner. 

Preliminary estimates of property damage have been listed as in excess of $50,000.00.

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, Street Crimes, 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 193 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer (Photo) - 11/30/22

Starting November 30, 2022, Sgt. Jason Wall will be taking over the Public Information Officer position at the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office. If you need to reach him, his email is jason.wall@deschutes.org and his phone number is 541-550-4863.  

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Sisters Area Suspect Arrested in Relation to Thefts from Vehicles. (Photo) - 11/29/22

Released by: Sergeant Jason Wall

Date: November 29, 2022

Location: 70000 Block Appaloosa Drive, Sisters.

Arrested: Noah Kirshner, 23 year old male, Sisters.

Charges: Theft First Degree, Theft Third Degree (2 counts), Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle (2 counts), Parole Violation.

On November 27th, 2022 at approximately 10:00 am, The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office received a report from a concerned citizen regarding possible stolen property. The concerned citizen believed the property may be related to a string of thefts in the neighborhood.

The investigating Deputy located possible victims of the thefts in the neighborhood. During the investigation Noah Kirshner was determined to be a suspect in the thefts from vehicles in the area of Appaloosa Drive.

At approximately 2:30 pm, Noah Kirshner was located inside his vehicle on Wilt Road. Kirshner was subsequently taken into custody without incident, and lodged at the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Adult Jail.

The investigating Deputy applied for and was granted a Search Warrant for Noah Kirshner’s vehicle. The search of the vehicle resulted in locating other suspected stolen items.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is still attempting to locate any and all additional victims in the Sisters area, which may have had their vehicles broken into.

If you or anyone you know has been the victim of a recent car break-in, or had items stolen from your vehicle please contact The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, 541-693-6911, reference Case # 22-64396.

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, Street Crimes, 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 193 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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Guns, Drugs and Cash seized During Search Warrant (Photo) - 11/17/22

Released by: Detective Sergeant Doug Sullivan

Release Date: November 17, 2022

 

Location:

1000 block NE Hidden Valley Dr. Bend, OR

 

Arrested:

James Dyer, 48 year old male, Bend, OR

 

Charges:

Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine

Unlawful Manufacture of Methamphetamine

Attempted Delivery of Methamphetamine

Felon in Possession of a Firearm (4 counts)

Theft I by Receiving (stolen firearm)

 

 

 

NARRATIVE:

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit conducted a short term investigation into James Dyer for the sales of controlled substances in Deschutes County. On November 16, 2022, Street Crimes detectives learned Dyer was in Deschutes County with possible controlled substances in his possession. 

Detectives observed Dyer driving a 2021 gray Toyota Tacoma, on NW Albany Ave. in Bend, OR. At approximately 4:20 PM a Street Crimes Detective stopped Dyer on NW Albany Ave. near the intersection of NW 14th St. A search warrant was executed on the Tacoma and the subsequent search showed Dyer was found to be in possession of a stolen handgun. Dyer also had in his possession approximately six ounces of Methamphetamine and approximately $3500 in cash.

Detectives executed a second search warrant at Dyer’s residence on NE Hidden Valley Dr. Bend, OR. During the search warrant execution three additional firearms were located, including an AR15 style rifle. Detectives also located approximately 7.8 ounces Methamphetamine at the residence. 

Dyer was transported to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Adult Jail where he was lodged on the above listed charges.

This is an ongoing investigation and additional charges may follow.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office street crimes unit focuses enforcement on street level drug cases and quality of life issues connected to property crimes throughout Deschutes County. 

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, Street Crimes, 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 193 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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