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Tues, 31 Jan 2017

Immigration: OSSA Legal Analysis

Many Oregon residents are asking their local Sheriff how President Trump’s January 25, 2017 Executive Order on Immigration will change local practices. The Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association provides the following analysis of this complex issue. The answer, at least in the short term, is that immediate changes to police practices are unlikely.

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Fri, 03 Dec 2021 16:08:35 PST

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Launches Operation Guardian Angel (Photo)

Released by: Sgt. Jayson Janes

Date: December 3, 2021

 

Kick-off event will be held at the Ideal Option clinic on December 10, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with Ideal Option, a national leader in outpatient medication-assisted treatment for addiction, to roll out their new program: Operation Guardian Angel. The program is aimed at diverting more people who possess illicit substances for personal use into recovery.

In November 2020, Oregon voted in favor of Measure 110, the Drug Addiction Treatment & Recovery Act. While the full effect of Measure 110 has yet to be realized, the data so far is underwhelming. A five-month study by the Oregon Department of Justice showed that out of 1,085 citations issued for drug possession since the Measure was enacted into law last February, only three assessment/screening verifications were received and 400 people failed to appear for their court date.

Operation Guardian Angel, modeled after successful programs in other states, is designed to empower those in the community who are struggling with the disease of addiction to come forward without fear of legal repercussions and begin their recovery with medication-assisted treatment. 

The kick-off event will take place on Friday, Dec. 10, 11:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Ideal Option clinic located at 404 NE Penn Ave. in Bend. Individuals are invited to voluntarily surrender their illicit substances and paraphernalia for safe disposal and transfer immediately to Ideal Option to be enrolled in their evidence-based outpatient treatment program. Most people will be able to see a provider that same day or make an appointment for the next business day. For nearly all patients, costs are covered by Medicaid or private insurance. 

All members of the community and representatives of the media are welcome to attend the event to learn more and pick up educational materials for themselves or loved ones. 

After the kick-off event, individuals interested in the program are encouraged to contact the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office or contact Ideal Option directly to start treatment. 

The Ideal Option clinic in Bend is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. and is located at 404 NE Penn Ave., Bend, OR 97701.

Ideal Option has helped nearly 50,000 people with medication-assisted treatment for addiction to fentanyl, methamphetamine, alcohol and other substances since 2012 and has 70 clinics nationwide, including locations in Bend, Salem, Eugene, Corvallis and Hillsboro. 

 

About Ideal Option 

Headquartered in Kennewick, Washington, Ideal Option was founded in 2012 and has since helped nearly 50,000 patients through a network of over 70 office-based medication-assisted treatment (MAT) clinics across 10 states. With a mission to serve under-served communities, Ideal Option accepts all forms of insurance including Medicaid and Medicare. Financial assistance and payment plans are also available. 
 
Ideal Option's team of medical providers carry certifications in Addiction and Emergency Medicine, Internal, OB/GYN, and Family Medicine, among other specialties. The company also employs social workers, caseworkers, counselors, and mental health practitioners. This holistic approach helps drive positive outcomes, including family stability, stable housing, improved overall health, and reduced rates of recidivism. 
 
In all the communities it serves, Ideal Option collaborates with existing stakeholders and providers to improve the continuum of care. This approach includes partnerships with emergency rooms and county jail systems, where individuals with substance use disorder often appear, as well as collaborating with numerous support agencies and municipal programs addressing social needs such as housing, mental health, and nutrition support. 

For questions about Ideal Option contact: 

Contact: Olivia Easly

Phone: (919) 946-6644

Email: oliviaeasly@idealoption.net

 

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.


Thu, 02 Dec 2021 14:28:34 PST

Shop With A Cop 2021 (Photo)

Released by: Sergeant Jayson Janes

Date: December 2, 2021

 

Planning and preparations are underway for the 2021 Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Shop with a Cop program. Shop with a Cop is a joint venture between local law enforcement agencies throughout Central Oregon, local Walmart stores, and McDonalds. The primary focus is to help make the holidays a little brighter for less-fortunate families, and provide an opportunity for children to engage in positive police interaction.

This year, Shop with a Cop will be similar to 2020. Last year our volunteers shopped for 75 school-aged children and their families. Law enforcement then made deliveries to their houses dropping off the gifts and McDonalds meal vouchers. Although it is not how we envision Shop with a Cop to take place, we are grateful that we are still able to make this event happen. Gifts are often essential items such as; shoes, clothing, personal hygiene items, household items and other needed supplies. The program also assists children and families throughout the year with basic needs during emergencies.

Shop with a Cop is completely funded by donations from our community. Many businesses, organizations, and individual citizens give money to the program. No tax dollars are spent on this program. In addition to shopping for the students, Shop with a Cop also partners with Walmart to help provide a Christmas meal for some families.  We apply 100% of community donations to this local program.

Participating students are referred primarily by a community based advocacy group that works directly with school-aged children at most schools throughout Deschutes County. Additional students are referred via the Central Oregon Partnership for Youth (COPY) program, which provides positive mentoring for children of incarcerated parents..
 
Shop with a Cop is overseen and coordinated by the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, however, its continued success stems from the participation of deputies from the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, officers and deputies from agencies throughout Central Oregon, the Oregon State Police, and law enforcement from the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, and the Bureau of Land Management. Shop with a Cop has also been overwhelmingly successful in past years because of the outstanding generosity, in the form of monetary support, from local citizens and businesses. Volunteer support for the program has always been a critical part of the program's success as well.

For businesses and citizens who would like to make a monetary contribution towards this year's program, donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm, at the main Sheriff's Office in Bend, or at the Sheriff's Office's substations in La Pine and Sisters.
 
Checks, made out to "DCSO SWAC", can also be mailed to:

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office
Attn: Shop with a Cop Program
63333 West Highway 20
Bend, OR 97703

We again would like to thank the many Central Oregon businesses and community members that make Shop with a Cop possible...together, we CAN again make a big difference in the lives of many individuals and families!

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. 


Sun, 28 Nov 2021 17:13:09 PST

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue assist injured climber at Smith Rocks

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

Date/time: 11/28/ 21 at 1110 AM

Location: Dihedrals climbing area at Smith Rock State Park

Injured:  42 year old female – Redmond, OR

 

On 11/18/21, at about 11:10 AM, a Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Special Services Deputy was advised of an injury at Smith Rock State Park requiring Search and Rescue assistance.  A DCSO SAR volunteer climbing in the area had come upon an injured climber requiring assistance down the trail.  It was reported that one of the members in the injured climbers party slid down a climbing rope and impacted her head as she was climbing up. The accident occurred on a climbing route known as “Darkness at Noon”, which is located in the area of the Dihedrals at Smith Rock State Park.  

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue member who was climbing in the area, remained on scene to provide assistance until further help could arrive.  Due to the location of the climber, a wheeled litter rescue was required.  A DCSO Special Services Deputy responded to the park, as additional Search and Rescue volunteers were called out to assist.  Ten DCSO Search and Rescue volunteers responded to assist.  

When Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue teams arrived on scene, the medical team members began providing patient care and preparing the injured climber for transport by wheeled litter. Once the patient was ready, Search and Rescue members along with a State Park employee, began moving the climber down through some tough terrain, eventually reaching the canyon floor and footbridge.  The climber was then transported out of the canyon to an awaiting Redmond Fire / Paramedic ambulance. 

This was a team effort and the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office would like to thank Redmond Fire and the Oregon State Parks for their assistance in this rescue.    

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.  

 

 

 


Fri, 19 Nov 2021 11:13:20 PST

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue is Seeking Additional Volunteers

Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue is Seeking Additional Volunteers

Date: 11/19/21

By: Lt. Mike Biondi, Search and Rescue Coordinator

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications from members of our community who are interested in becoming a Search and Rescue Volunteer. Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue (DCSO SAR) continues to be one of the busiest search and rescue units in the state of Oregon. In 2020, DCSO SAR completed 230 missions, which included rescues, medical related missions, training missions, public events and assists to other counties. Our volunteers are highly skilled and range from general searchers to those capable of highly technical missions such as Mountain/Rope Rescue, Swift Water Rescue, Diving operations and more.

Selected applicants, who must be at least 21 years of age, are required to complete the DCSO SAR academy, which consists of 120 hours of training. The 2022 academy will begin on March 28th with volunteers graduating on May 12th. Generally, training occurs on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6pm-9:30pm, which consists of classroom exercises. Some additional hands-on practical exercises will also occur on Saturday or Sunday. Included in the academy, is a “pack test”, which consists of a five mile hike (2 ½ miles uphill and 2 ½ miles downhill) carrying a 25 lb. back pack. The time limit for this test is 100 minutes.

Academy attendees will receive instruction in several areas including, but not limited to: navigation, tracking, wilderness survival, search tactics, first aid/CPR and how DCSO SAR operates. Each academy attendee will be assigned a mentor to assist with the successful completion of the academy.

Applications can be found online at www.sheriff.deschutes.org/divisions/special-services/search-and-rescue/ or https://smex-ctp.trendmicro.com:443/wis/clicktime/v1/query?url=www.deschutessearchandrescue.org%2fvolunteer%2dfor%2dsar%2f&umid=6e8f2297-e788-4d53-9451-a601a02c341a&auth=75613ac83aa4324cd1a9473ac3e5dd9ae52b275b-06b2e1a5777f89c19330630aa67c298796bc919e

The deadline to submit applications is January 7th, 2022 at 5 PM. Applications can be emailed to Lori.Fowlds@deschutes.org or mailed to 63333 Hwy 20 west, Bend, Oregon 97703.

Once applications are reviewed, applicants that meet minimum qualifications will be contacted and will attend an informational session. Applicants will be also required to attend an oral board interview. A background investigation will be completed for all applicants who are selected after the oral board interview. SAR applicants must have the ability to fit in with our current volunteers, display a good attitude and the ability to function as a team player. There is a $100 entry fee for those selected, which covers initial Search and Rescue Volunteer clothing issued upon graduation from the academy.

Additional questions can be answered by telephoning Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Special Services at 541-388-6501.

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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Thu, 18 Nov 2021 14:47:53 PST

Arrest of wanted subject results in multiple weapons seized. (Photo)

Released by: Detective Sergeant Doug Sullivan

Release Date: November 18, 2021

 

Location: 300 block of F Ave. Terrebonne, OR

Arrested: Jimmy Herrera, 38 year old male, Terrebonne OR 

Charges: 

Warrant (parole violation)

Warrant (elude, reckless driving, reckless endangering from Deschutes County)

Felon in possession of a firearm X 3

Felon in possession of a restricted weapon X 3

Possession of Methamphetamine. 

 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit learned information on the location of Jimmy Herrera who had two outstanding warrants for his arrest.

On November 17, 2021, Street Crimes Detectives with the assistance of the Deschutes County SWAT team and the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team (CODE), conducted a search warrant at the Terrebonne residence where Herrera was living. Herrera was contacted and taken into custody without incident.  During the search warrant service at the residence, three firearms, multiple sets of brass knuckles, two switch blade knifes, and a user amount of methamphetamine were located. Herrera was transported to the Deschutes County Adult Jail where he was lodged on the above listed charges. 

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, 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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Mon, 15 Nov 2021 12:27:17 PST

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue assist injured hiker near Eagle Crest (Photo)

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

Release Date: November 15th, 2021

Location: Eagle Crest  

Person Assisted: 79 year old female, Redmond, Or.

Narrative: 

On 11/14/21 at about 1:41 PM, Deschutes County Dispatch received a call from an injured hiker along the Deschutes River near Eagle Crest.  The hiker, a 79 year old female from Redmond had fallen and injured herself.  The injured hiker was unable to walk and needed assistance.  Deschutes County Sheriff's Office deputies, along with members of the Redmond Fire Department responded to the scene.  It was determined that the hiker was going to need carried out on a wheeled litter.  

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue volunteers were paged out to assist.  Twelve volunteers responded to the scene.  Redmond Fire provided patient care until Search and Rescue volunteers arrived.  The hiker was then loaded into a wheeled litter and carried a few hundred yards to an awaiting Redmond Fire side by side ATV, which carried the hiker back to an awaiting ambulance.  

The hiker was transported 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.  


Tue, 09 Nov 2021 08:16:32 PST

Vehicle Struck by Train (Photo)

Released by: Sgt. Ron Brown

Release Date: 11/9/21

 

Driver #1: Mark Miltimore, 32 year old male, from Bend, Oregon

Vehicle #1: White 2015 Kia Soul

Charges: Reckless Driving, Driving While Suspended, and Driving Uninsured

 

On 11/8/21 at 1:10 p.m., Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash involving a passenger car and a BNSF Train in Juniper Acres area near milepost 132 of Highway 97. The railroad crossing is about a ¼ mile east of Highway 97. 

An investigation determined that Miltimore was driving his vehicle with a suspended driver’s license and with no insurance. Miltimore was attempting to cross the railroad tracks on an unimproved road. The crossing is controlled by stop signs and railroad crossing signs. Miltimore stated that he was not paying attention and did not see the train as he attempted to cross the tracks. 

The train was traveling northbound at about 45 MPH at the time of the collision. The train struck the front portion of Miltimore’s vehicle, causing serious damage to the vehicle. There were no injuries from the crash. 

Miltimore was arrested by citation for Reckless Driving. Miltimore was also cited for driving while suspended and driving uninsured. Miltimore was released at the scene. 

An Officer with the BNSF Railroad Police assisted the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office with this incident. 

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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Bend, OR. 97703

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