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MCSO makes arrest in in rape and kidnaping case - 08/14/19

On August 9th, 2019 Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Detectives arrested Amissi Mungomba on charges of Rape I, Kidnapping I, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, and Theft II.

The investigation began in the early morning of August 8th, 2019 when a female victim flagged down a motorist in Corbett. Allegedly, Amissi Mungomba entered a parked car in which a female was sleeping near the area of NW 3rd and Couch in downtown Portland.  Mungomba stole the vehicle with the victim in it, drove to the Corbett area where he sexually assaulted the women and left her on the side of the road. The vehicle was later recovered in North Portland.

Amissi Mungomba was booked at the Multnomah County Detention Center on the above charges.

Anyone who may have seen Amissi Mungomba in the area of NW 3rd and Couch on August 8th, 2019 between midnight at 3AM is asked to contact Multnomah County Sheriff's Office tip line 503-988-0560

This is an active and ongoing investigation; therefore, no further details will be given at this time.

 

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15 year old drowns at Oxbow Park (Photo) - 08/13/19

On Monday, August 12th, 2019, at approximately 3:15 p.m., Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a report of a swimmer that had gone missing at Oxbow Park on the Sandy River. Emergency responders from the Metro Park Rangers, Corbett Fire, Gresham Fire, United States Coast Guard, Trauma Intervention Program (T.I.P.), American Medical Response (A.M.R.), and the MCSO Dive Team responded to the scene. Sheriff Mike Reese also responded to the scene. At approximately 5:55 p.m. the body of a deceased 15 year old male was recovered from the water by MCSO Dive Team members

The body was released to the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office.

 

This is the second drowning at Oxbow Park in two weeks. There are life jackets available to borrow at the park. Please wear one and have a plan when you are in or around the water.

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Drowning at Reeder Beach on the Sauvie Island #UPDATE# - 08/01/19

On Friday, July 26th, 2019, at approximately 5:48 PM, a report came out of an adult male swimmer had gone under the water at Reeder Beach on Sauvie Island. Oregon State Patrol, Portland Fire, American Medical Response(AMR), Portland Air Support, Columbia County Deputies, and Multnomah County River Patrol responded.

Despite numerous efforts over multiple days, the body of the swimmer had not been recovered.

Today, August 1, 2019, at approximately 1:50 PM, a report came out of a body on the shore of Willow bar on Sauvie Island. Oregon State Patrol, Columbia County Deputies and Multnomah County River Patrol responded. The body has been identified as the missing swimmer from Friday, July 26th, 2019. MCSO is currently not releasing the name of the deceased to ensure all family have been notified.

MCSO wants you to be safe while boating & swimming. Please wear a life jacket and have a plan when you are in or around the water.

Drowning at Kelley Point Park on the Columbia River #UPDATE# - 07/27/19

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Drowning at Kelly Point Park on the Columbia River

On Friday, 7/26/2019, at approximately 10:04 p.m., Multnomah County Sheriff's Office River Patrol deputies responded to a report of a swimmer that had gone under the water near Kelley Point Park on the Columbia River.  An MCSO River Patrol unit arrived and began searching the area.  At approximately 11:10 p.m. the body of a deceased adult male was recovered from the water. The deceased swimmer has been identified as Carlos Lara-Escudero, 22, of Portland.

This is an open and ongoing investigation; therefore, no further details are available at this time.

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Drowning at Kelley Point Park on the Columbia River - 07/26/19

On Friday, 7/26/2019, at approximately 10:04 p.m., Multnomah County Sheriff's Office River Patrol deputies responded to a report of a swimmer that had gone under the water near Kelley Point Park on the Columbia River.  An MCSO River Patrol unit arrived and began searching the area.  At approximately 11:10 p.m. the body of a deceased adult male was recovered from the water.

The body will be turned over to the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office. No further details are available at this time.  Further information, including identification, will be made after notification to family members.

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In-Custody Death at Multnomah County inverness Jail (Photo) - 07/26/19

On July 25, 2019, an adult in custody at the Multnomah County Inverness Jail experienced a medical emergency, which resulted in an in-custody death.

At 5:45pm, emergency medical assistance was requested for an adult in custody experiencing a medical emergency.  Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, Corrections Health staff, American Medical Response (AMR), and Portland Fire and Rescue responded to render aid.  AMR transported the individual to a local hospital.

Despite life-saving efforts, the adult in custody was pronounced deceased at the hospital.  As is standard practice, MCSO Detectives and the Multnomah County Medical Examiner are conducting a thorough death investigation.

This is an active investigation and no further details are available. The deceased’s name will not be released at this time, pending family notification.

We appreciate the coordinated response between MCSO staff, first responders, and medical personnel. 

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