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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.

Click here for full article on OSSA Website


Thu, 26 May 2022 11:12:21 PDT

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue assist lost Mountain Biker near Broken Top (Photo)

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

Date/time: 5/25/22 at 5:06 PM

Location: Forest Service Road 370 / Forest Service Road 380 - Near Broken Top

Rescued Subject:  56-year-old male from Switzerland

 

On 05-25-22 at about 5:06 PM, Deschutes County 911 Dispatch Center received a 911 call from a lost mountain bike rider near Broken Top.  The rider reported encountering a mountain lion while riding his bike on Forest Service Road 370.  The rider left the trail (that was covered in deep soft snow) to avoid the cat, he became disoriented, and was unable to reacquire the trail.  The rider requested the assistance of the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue team as he was exhausted, and did not feel he could find his way back out to the trail.

Two Search and Rescue volunteers responded to the request and deployed to the area in a tracked ARGO.  The volunteers drove up to the area and located the subject who was unharmed at approximately 7:49 PM.  The subject was then provided a ride out of the area, though in the process of this rescue the ARGO became stuck in deep soft snow and could not be winched out.  

An additional SAR page was sent out for a snowmobile team to assist with this rescue.  Three additional SAR team volunteers responded to this page.  Snowmobiles were then transported to Todd Lake and they deployed shortly after their arrival towards the other SAR team members.  After reaching the ARGO team both teams worked diligently to free the stuck ARGO.  

At approximately 2:00 AM, both SAR teams arrived back to their vehicles with the lost subject and they transported him to his vehicle, which was parked at the Cascade Lakes Visitor Center. 

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, 24 May 2022 16:33:57 PDT

Death Investigation off of Highway 242 (Photo)

****Correction on Spelling of Last Name***

The correct spelling is: Kawano, Marcus Ryan

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****Identification of Deceased Subject****

Released by: Sergeant Jayson Janes

Date: May 24, 2022

Deceased: Kwano, Marcus Ryan, 44 year old male, no permanent address

DCSO has been able to confirm the identity of the deceased male subject as Marcus Ryan Kwano. 

****End of Update*****

 

 

Released by: Sergeant Jayson Janes

Date: May 23, 2022

On May 21, 2022 at approximately 12:47 PM, deputies from the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a deceased male, who had been located by a mushroom hunter. This location was off of Highway 242 near the snow gate. 

Deputies arrived on scene and began conducting a death investigation. Detectives and a Deputy Medical Examiner from the Deschutes County Medical Examiner’s Office arrived on scene to assist in the investigation. The investigation found no evidence of foul play. 

At this time DCSO is still waiting for confirmation on the subject’s identity. Family notifications will be made after his identity is confirmed. 

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 six 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 267 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 193 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.


Tue, 17 May 2022 14:10:49 PDT

Planned Deschutes Alerts Countywide Test Message (Photo)

Released by: Sgt. Nathan Garibay, Emergency Services Manager

Release Date: May 17th, 2022

 

NARRATIVE:

On Thursday, May 19th at 1 pm, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and Deschutes County 911 will be sending a test message to people signed up for Deschutes Alerts.

Deschutes Alerts is the notification system we use to alert people of emergencies and evacuations in Deschutes County. The system allows us to notify people by smart phone application, text, email or phone call. It’s critical that everyone who lives and works in Deschutes County is signed up for Deschutes Alerts and that your information is current.

The purpose of the message is to ensure subscriber’s profiles are current. If you do not receive the alert on Thursday May 19, it may mean that your profile needs to be updated, or that you don’t have a Deschutes Alerts profile.

If you receive a message on May 19:

1. Follow the instructions to confirm the message.

2. Follow the link in the message to update your profile if needed.

You do not need to wait until May 19 to sign up or make sure your information is up to date. You can update or create your Deschutes Alerts profile any time by visiting this link Deschutes County Citizens - Sign In (everbridge.net).

You can call us at 541-550-4888 between 1 pm and 4 pm on May 19th for help creating or updating your profile.

We have developed a Frequently Asked Questions page that you can visit Deschutes County Citizens - FAQs (everbridge.net) , or call our office 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 six 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.


Tue, 17 May 2022 12:31:37 PDT

Additional Information on Highway 20 East Road Closure on May 15 (Photo)

Released by: Sergeant Jayson Janes

Date: May 17, 2022

 

On May 15, 2022 the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an armed possible suicidal male subject that was travelling east from Bend. A DCSO deputy located the subject parked in the area of Highway 20 east near mile post 14. 

With concerns for commuter safety, the decision was made to shut down the highway while deputies negotiated with the subject. The highway was closed for approximately one and a half hours while deputies spoke with the subject. 

Negotiations with the armed male were successful and he was eventually detained without incident. He was ultimately transported to St. Charles for a mental health evaluation. 

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 six 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 267 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 193 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.


Tue, 17 May 2022 10:48:49 PDT

Threat to Sisters School/ Public Assistance Requested (Photo)

*****UPDATE*****

Suspect Arrested in Threat Made to Sisters School

Released by: Sgt. Doug Sullivan

Release Date: May 17, 2022

Location: Beaverton, OR

Arrested: Charles Matthew Schmiel (41 year old male)

Charges: Disorderly Conduct in the 1st degree

On May 16, 2022, detectives with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office learned the location of Schmiel who was determined to be the person responsible for the threat made to the unnamed Sisters school. Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office detectives contacted the Beaverton Police Department and relayed the information regarding Schmiel’s location.

Officers from the Beaverton Police Department contacted Schmiel at a local car dealership and he was taken into custody without incident. Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office detectives met with Beaverton Police and transported Schmiel to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Jail where he was lodged on the above mentioned charge.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Beaverton Police Department and the FBI for their assistance in this investigation.

********END OF UPDATE*******

 

 

Released by: Sergeant Jayson Janes

Date: May 6, 2022

 

Subject: Charles Matthew Schmiel, 41 year old male

Vehicle: 2006 dark green Toyota 4-Runner, Oregon license 529 LYK 

 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Charles Matthew Schmiel. The Sheriff’s Office has determined that Schmiel is the person responsible for the threat made to the unnamed Sisters school on May 5. 

Schmiel does not have a permanent address. He is possibly camping within the Deschutes County area. 

If you know Schmiel’s location or if you have any information on his whereabouts, please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 541-693-6911 reference case 22-23618. 

DCSO deputies responded to all Sisters schools this morning before the students and staff arrived and performed security checks. Nothing suspicious was located during these checks. Deputies continued conducting security checks throughout the school day. 

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 six 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 267 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 193 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.


Mon, 16 May 2022 07:17:01 PDT

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue assist family stuck in snow near Triangle Hill west of Bend.

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

Date/time: 5/15/22 at 6:04 PM

Location: Triangle Hill, Bend, OR 

Rescued Subjects:   33 year old male - Bend, OR

                             21 year old female - Bend, OR

                             21 year old male - Bend, OR

                             11 year old female - Bend, OR

                               5-year old female - Bend, OR

 

On 5/15/22, at about 6:04 PM, the Deschutes County 911 Dispatch Center received a 911 call from a subject who reported that her husband, her two minor children, her niece, and her niece's boyfriend were all stuck in the snow on the 4602 Rd. near Triangle Hill located west of Bend.  The reporting person advised that her family was out on a 5-passenger side by side (UTV) when their vehicle got stuck and they could not self-rescue.   The reporting person requested the assistance of the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue team.  The reporting person also advised that her family was not injured, though the weather was coming in fast, and it was starting to get dark.  

A Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Special Services Deputy assigned to Search and Rescue contacted the reporting person by phone. Several text messages were then sent back and forth from the reporting person to her family for location clarification as cell service was broken, and for the most part non-existent.  Two GPS coordinates were obtained of their location from the stuck family.  The husband reported to have left the others in his party to get help by hiking down the mountain near Tumalo Falls to access his vehicle and gain cell reception.  

At approximately 7:05 PM, a page was sent out to the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue (SAR) members for this rescue mission.  Two SAR members responded to the SAR team office and they loaded a tracked vehicle (ARGO) for this rescue. At approximately 7:30 PM the SAR members left the SAR team office headed to a location of the stuck family.  

At approximately 8:23 PM, the SAR team reached the stuck family.  With the assistance of the SAR team members, the UTV was dug free from its location and able to be driven out.  The SAR team transported one of the family members in the ARGO back down to their awaiting vehicle.  At 9:17 PM all of the family members were back at their vehicle and headed out of the area.  The SAR team then returned to the SAR team office completing this rescue mission at approximately 10:00 PM.    

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, 13 May 2022 13:32:50 PDT

Search Warrant Leads to over 2lbs of Methamphetamine and BHO Lab (Photo)

Released by: Detective Sergeant Doug Sullivan

Release Date: May 13, 2022

 

Location: 63370 N Hwy 97, Bend, OR.

Arrested: Chris Humphrey, 53 year old male, Bend, OR

Charges: Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, Unlawful Manufacture of Methamphetamine, Unlawful Manufacture of an Illegal Extract (Marijuana item), Unlawful Possession of an Illegal Extract (Marijuana item) and Warrant (Probation Violation)

 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit conducted a short term investigation into Christopher Humphrey for the sales of controlled substances in Deschutes County. On May 12, 2022, Street Crimes detectives learned Humphrey was at his storage unit in Bend with possible controlled substances in his possession. 

Detectives observed Humphrey parked in his vehicle at his storage unit. Detectives contacted Humphrey in his vehicle where he was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Deschutes County for a Parole Violation. A subsequent search warrant of Humphrey’s vehicle and storage unit revealed he was in possession of more than 2 pounds of Methamphetamine, BHO Lab and a felony amount of BHO, or butane hash oil.  

Humphrey was lodged at the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Adult Jail on the above mentioned 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 six 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 267 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 193 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.


Thu, 12 May 2022 11:44:21 PDT

Wanted Subject Ran From Traffic Stop Still Outstanding (Photo)

Released by: Sergeant Jayson Janes

Date: May 12, 2022

Suspect: Braxton Michael Monson, 36 year old male, approximately 6 feet tall 200 pounds

 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for Braxton Michael Monson. On May 11, 2022 at approximately 10:48 PM a DCSO deputy tried to pull over a 1994 Toyota Camry in the area of NE 5th Street and NE Maple Lane in Redmond. The driver identified as Monson refused to pull over and the Deputy pursued the vehicle for a short distance before losing sight of the car. As the deputy was driving in the area, the vehicle pulled out in front of him in the area of NE 5th Street and Maple. The deputy again tried to stop the vehicle. The vehicle stopped and the driver fled on foot in the area.

The deputy on scene as well as residents in the area heard what was believed to be gunshots in the area where Monson ran to. At this time we do not have any reports of injuries or damage from gunshots in that area, or have otherwise been able to confirm there were actual gunshots in that area.  

An extensive search of the area with K9 teams and drones were unsuccessful. Alerts were sent out to residents in the neighborhood advising law enforcement was searching for a male suspect who may be armed and dangerous. Stay indoors and call 911 if anything suspicious is observed. An updated alert was sent out this morning advising law enforcement was no longer active in the area and the suspect is still outstanding. 

The Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Monson. Monson was last seen wearing dark jeans and hooded sweatshirt. He has a dark colored flower tattoo on his neck and various tattoos on his arms. The attached photos show him with a longer beard. His facial hair is not currently that long. It is possible Monson is armed, so do not attempt contact with him. Monson is known to frequent the Prineville and Madras area.  If you see Monson or know his location please call 911 immediately.  

DCSO was assisted by the Redmond Police Department and the Oregon State Police. 

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 six 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 267 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 193 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.


Thu, 12 May 2022 10:06:37 PDT

Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Old Bend Redmond Highway (Photo)

Released by: Sergeant Jayson Janes

Date: May 12, 2022

Deceased: Quinn Chastain, 30 year old male, Redmond Oregon

Vehicle: 2005 Kawasaki motorcycle

SUV Driver: 29 year old female, Bend Oregon

Vehicle: 2011 Lexus RX300

 

On May 11, 2022 at approximately 7:59 PM the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a motor vehicle crash in the area of Old Bend Redmond Highway and 94th St. in the Tumalo area. The information was the crash involved an SUV and a motorcycle and bystanders were performing CPR on the motorcycle rider. 

Upon the deputy’s arrival she attempted lifesaving efforts. Unfortunately Quinn Chastain was deceased from injuries he sustained in the crash. 

DCSO detectives along with a crash reconstructionist from DCSO and the Oregon State Police responded to assist with the investigation.  Based on evidence obtained and witness statements it was determined Chastain was travelling northbound on Old Bend Redmond Highway at a high rate of speed and passing in designated no passing zones. The driver of the Lexus SUV was pulling out of a driveway onto Old Bend Redmond Highway and did not see the motorcycle. When the Lexus driver saw the motorcycle, she attempted to maneuver out of the way to avoid a collision, but was unable to do so.

The driver of the Lexus remained on scene and was cooperative with the investigation. 

Old Bend Redmond Highway was closed for almost five hours while the crash was being investigated. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Oregon State Police, Bend Fire and Rescue, Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office, and Deschutes County Public Works. 

This investigation is continuing so no further information will be released at this time. 

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 six 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 267 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 193 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

 


Wed, 04 May 2022 16:34:24 PDT

Truck Stopped Pulling Stolen Trailer Containing Numerous Stolen Items Two Subjects Arrested (Photo)

Released by: Sergeant Jayson Janes

Date: May 4, 2022

 

Location: 60000 block of George Cyrus Rd, Sisters

Arrested: Luke Farquharson Clendenin, 42 year old male, Tualatin Oregon

Charges: Burglary I, Burglary II, Aggravated Theft I, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Criminal Mischief I, Felon in Possession of a Weapon (four counts).  

Arrested: Casey Scott Weitzel, 39 year old male, Portland Oregon

Charges: Burglary I, Burglary II, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Criminal Mischief I, Aggravated Theft I, two arrest warrants out of Clackamas County. 

Vehicle: 2021 Dodge Ram 1500

 

On May 1, 2022 the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a burglary at a residence located in the 60000 block of George Cyrus Rd. in the Sisters area. During the investigation deputies found that the main residence as well as outbuildings on the property had been broken into and property had been taken. Deputies also found a large flatbed trailer on the property that had been loaded with a large amount of machinery and equipment from the outbuildings. It appeared that the persons involved in the burglary were planning on coming back to retrieve the trailer. 

Detectives from the DCSO Street Crimes Unit were contacted and assisted in the investigation. Street Crimes detectives were able to maintain surveillance on the flatbed trailer. 

On May 4, 2022 at approximately 8:35 AM detectives observed the trailer being moved from the location. They maintained surveillance on the vehicle while coordinating with deputies to make a traffic stop. Deputies performed a high risk traffic stop on the Dodge Truck pulling the stolen flatbed trailer on Highway 97 and Quincy Ln. just inside of Jefferson County. They contacted and detained Luke Clendenin and Casey Weitzel without incident. 

Detectives were able to obtain statements and evidence linking these two subjects to the burglary reported on May 1. 

Both subjects were transported to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Adult Jail on the above mentioned charges. The truck was towed from the scene and the trailer was returned to the property owner. 

This investigation is ongoing and more arrests are possible.

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 six 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 267 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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