/snowstorm-header.jpg

Emergency Info and Latest News from the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office

Emergency Info and Latest News

See alerts at Flash Alerts and sign up for notices here

Friday, 08 May 2020

COLES Meeting Agenda and Call In Info

Date: May 14, 2020 at 12:00pm

  1. Approval of Meeting Minutes (February 2020) – Sheriff Jim Adkins
  2. Governors Order 20-12 Enforcement
  3. Inter-Agency Pursuit Agreement – Chief Jim Porter
  4. CODE Report a - Lt. Ken Mannix
  5. CODE Forfeitures – Deputy DA Chris Morgan
  6. CERT Report – Lt. Brian Beekman
  7. COLES/CODE Administrative Update – Capt. Deron McMaster
  8. Major Incident Team Report – Lt. Chris Seber
  9. Other Business

 Access/Call in Info

Join Zoom Meeting - From your Computer: Click this Link and follow the prompts.

https://zoom.us/j/93569451037

Enter Meeting ID when prompted: 935 6945 1037

 From a Cell Phone:

669-900-6833

Enter Meeting ID when prompted: 935 6945 1037

 From a Land Line:

1-877-853-5247

Enter Meeting ID when prompted: 935 6945 1037

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


Fri, 26 Feb 2021 15:01:26 PST

DCSO chooses Safe Fleet - Coban body-worn and in-car camera systems

Released by: Sergeant Jayson Janes

Date: February 26, 2021

 

In November 2020 the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office began field testing body-worn and in-car camera systems. Two different brands of camera systems were tested for 60 days. Each deputy testing the camera systems utilized each brand of camera system for 30 days. The testing consisted of not only field use of each camera system, but the evaluation of software, data storage requirements, data storage cost, and customer service.

After receiving input from the testing deputies, Information Technologies (IT) department, and our automotive fleet manager the decision was made to outfit DCSO deputies and vehicles with the Safe Fleet - Coban camera systems.

The Sheriff’s Office plans on having body cameras issued to all patrol deputies starting the week of May 3, 2021. The Sheriff’s Office will also be outfitting patrol cars with the in-car camera system. Installing the cameras in patrol vehicles will be done in phases.

At this time our policy for the body and in-car camera systems is still being developed, but will be completed prior to May 3, 2021. This policy will be available to view on our website at sheriff.deschutes.org when it is finalized.

The Sheriff’s Office knows implementing the use of body-worn cameras is an important step in enhancing public trust and the transparency of our operations. We also know implementing the camera systems comes at a cost to the residents of Deschutes County.  Based on the results of the testing, the Sheriff’s Office believes the decision to choose Safe Fleet - Coban allows the Sheriff’s Office to implement body-worn and in-car cameras systems in the most fiscally responsible manner.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is excited to implement the Safe Fleet - Coban camera systems which are also being used by the Oregon State Police, Los Angeles Police Department, Chicago Police Department, Seattle Police Department, Washington State Patrol, and other law enforcement agencies throughout the country.

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


Mon, 22 Feb 2021 11:56:16 PST

Wanted Subject Captured After Use of Spike Strips and K-9

Released by: Sergeant Jayson Janes

Date: February 22, 2021

Arrested: Shawn Ray Ison, 23 year old male, Terrebonne, OR

Vehicle: 2012 white Ford Focus

Charges: Elude Misdemeanor, Resisting Arrest, and Warrant for Abscond. These are charges for today’s incident. He was also arrested for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Elude Felony (2 counts), Reckless Driving, and Reckless Endangering.  These charges are for a past case.

 

 

On February 22, 2021 at approximately 5:38 AM a citizen reported a suspicious vehicle in the area of 494 NW Lava Rd. in the City of Bend. The caller thought the driver of the vehicle might have been intoxicated. A Bend Police Officer responded and the vehicle immediately left at a high rate of speed. The Bend Police Officer did not pursue, but was able to give out a vehicle description along with a license plate. This information was passed along to local law enforcement agencies.

Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office deputies believed they knew who the driver was, and possibly where he would be going. DCSO deputies, Bend Police Officers, and Oregon State Police Officers responded to Deschutes River Woods, in the event he was going there. A DCSO deputy was set up in the area of Riverwoods Dr. just west of Faugarwee Circle with Spike Strips. The deputy observed the vehicle approaching, and was able to successfully deploy the spike strips. The subject continued driving through Deschutes River Woods with three flat tires.

Law enforcement was able to set up a perimeter in the area and observed the vehicle driving on Buck Canyon Rd. Deputies found the vehicle parked and abandoned on Buck Canyon Rd. At this time law enforcement adjusted the perimeter. They also requested Elk Meadow Elementary School and Pine Ridge Elementary School be locked down. Citizens started calling dispatch with sightings of the subject running through the area.

Based on citizen tips, law enforcement was able to locate the subject in the area of Hiawatha Rd. near Apache Rd. The subject determined to be Shawn Ray Ison was contacted by a DCSO deputy. The deputy attempted to take Ison into custody, but Ison  actively resistited. While the deputy was trying to get Ison into custody, Bend Police K-9 Lil’ Kim and her handler Officer Uballez arrived on scene. Due to Ison actively fighting with the deputy, Lil Kim bit Ison. Ison was then taken into custody afterward.

After Ison was cleared by paramedics, he was transported to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office jail and lodged on the above mentioned charges. More charges are possible.

Ison was successfully taken into custody due to all involved law enforcement agencies working well together, and the tips from the citizens in the area.

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

###End of Release###

 


Mon, 22 Feb 2021 11:30:00 PST

DCSO Search and Rescue assists 7 stranded motorists on Cascade Lakes Highway (Photo)

Released by:   Deputy Kyle Joye, Assistant Special Services Coordinator

Occurred:        2-21-21 at 10:00 p.m.

Location:         Cascade Lakes Hwy near Milepost 53

Rescued:         Brandon Dustin, 39-year-old male, Eugene Resident (Driver of Veh #1)

                        Eric Valentine, 48-year-old male, Lapine resident (Driver of Veh #2)

                        Jason Winford, 43-year-old male, Lapine Resident (Driver of Veh #3)

                        Crystal Rathe, 38-year-old female, Eugene Resident (Passenger Veh #1)

                        Cannon Valentine, 18-year-old male, Lapine Resident (Passenger Veh #2)

                        14-year-old juvenile, (Passenger Veh #2)

                        Jeffery Iverson, 50-year-old male, Lapine Resident (Passenger Veh #3)

 

Vehicles:         Chevy Suburban (Vehicle #1)

                        Ford F150 Pickup (Vehicle #2)

                        Chevy Suburban (Vehicle #3)

 

NARRATIVE:

On 2-21-21 at about 10:00 PM, Deschutes County Dispatch received a call from Eric Valentine stating he had gotten his vehicle stuck in the snow while trying to rescue his nephew who was also stuck in the snow. 

Valentine reported his nephew, Brandon Dustin, had left Lapine around 5:00 pm today and took the “back way” to Eugene.  The nephew, Dustin had planned on taking US Highway 372 over to US Highway 58, using a shortcut to Eugene.  After finding snowmobiles traveling the highway and getting advice from the riders that the highway was closed, Dustin attempted to turn around and became stuck in the snow.  Valentine responded to help and also became stuck in the snow. 

During this initial call, Valentine decided to call a friend with a tow truck and declined any Search and Rescue assistance.  At approximately 0107 hours, Valentine again called 911, reporting his friend who was supposed to bring up a tow truck instead drove up a Chevy Suburban and he was also stuck in the snow.  Valentine reported there was now 3 total vehicles stuck and 7 people including one minor were stranded.  Valentine requested Search and Rescue to recover the people on scene. 

Using Valentines 911 call as a locating tool, Search and Rescue was able to confirm Valentine’s location was at milepost 53 US Highway 372.  Valentine reported all three vehicles were within a few hundred yards of each other and all occupants were warm and safe inside the vehicles.   

Two Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue (SAR) volunteers and one Special Services Deputy responded to assist.  Two SAR members travelled the majority of the way to the stuck subjects with a 4x4 pickup.  They then deployed the tracked DCSO SAR ARGO ATV as well as a tracked Polaris Ranger ATV and located all subjects around 04:30 a.m. 

All 7 subjects were provided a courtesy ride back to the intersection of FS Rd 42 and FS Rd 43 where they were reunited with their family.  All DCSO resources returned to quarters by 07:00 a.m. 

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office would like to remind those travelling during the winter to anticipate changes in the weather and varying snowpack conditions.  It is also recommended if you’re travelling forest service roads this time of year they are generally not maintained so planning your route is suggested.  Also, be sure to bring appropriate vehicles and equipment: including a shovel, lighting, clothing, blankets, food, water, navigation and communication devices to include a cell phone charger.

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

End of release

 


Wed, 17 Feb 2021 15:34:59 PST

Suspected Arson Fire Investigation in Sisters

Released by: Sergeant Jayson Janes

Release Date: February 17, 2021

 

NARRATIVE:

On 2/13/21 at approximately 9:02 p.m., Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Deputies with the City of Sisters responded to a residential house fire at 152 North Larch St. in Sisters.  Personnel from the Sisters-Camp Sherman Rural Fire Protection District responded to the scene and the fire was quickly extinguished.  The Cloverdale Rural Fire Protection District and the Black Butte Ranch Rural Fire Protection District also assisted with this incident.

An investigator from the Oregon State Fire Marshall’s Office and a Detective from the Oregon State Police Arson Unit responded to the scene and conducted an origin and cause investigation at the residence. 

The investigation has determined the origin of the fire was on the exterior of the residence and the cause was suspected to be due to arson.  The damage to the residence is estimated to be $75,000.00.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is working in coordination with the Oregon State Fire Marshall’s Office and the Oregon State Police Arson Unit on this active investigation.  

Investigators are seeking assistance from the public for any information related to this fire. If the public has any information regarding this fire, they are encouraged to contact the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office at 541-693-6911.

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

###End of release###


Fri, 05 Feb 2021 15:00:13 PST

Short Pursuit Leads to Arrest in Deschutes River Woods

Released by: Sergeant Jayson Janes

Date: February 5, 2021

 

Arrested: Raymond Jay Poppleton, 40 year old male, Redmond

Charges: Attempt to Elude Felony, Possession of Methamphetamine Felony, Distribution of Methamphetamine, Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon, and a Warrant.

Vehicle: 1996 Saturn SL

 

On February 4, 2021 at approximately 8:45 pm a Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office deputy attempted to stop a red Saturn SL on south 3rd St near the Hwy 97 on ramp for a traffic violation. The driver refused to stop and continued driving south on Hwy 97 at speeds of approximately 40-50 miles per hour. The driver activated his right turn signal appearing as if he was going to pull over. The driver continued driving and as he was near the Baker Rd. exit on Hwy 97 he made an abrupt turn and exited onto Baker Rd. The driver started driving east on Baker Road, but made a U turn when he observed another DCSO vehicle approaching. The driver ended up pulling into the parking lot of the Riverwoods Country Store and parked.

The driver, identified as Raymond Poppleton was taken into custody without incident. K9 Masa and her partner Deputy Bartness arrived on scene and assisted with detaining the passenger and clearing the car.

During the subsequent search of the vehicle deputies found over eight grams of suspected methamphetamine, evidence of the delivery of methamphetamine, and a restricted weapon.

The passenger was released from the scene. Poppleton was transported to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Jail where he was lodged on the above mentioned charges.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Bend Police Department for their assistance on 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 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 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.


Fri, 05 Feb 2021 13:52:55 PST

Annual Agency Activity Report for 2020

###Update###

Date: February 5, 2021

Attached is an updated Annual Agency Activity Report for 2020. After releasing the original report, it was determined that our report was missing a large number of calls for service. This is due to a change in a computer program used by the Sheriff's Office, and how those numbers are collected. 

##end of update##

Attached is our annual agency activity report for 2020.


Wed, 03 Feb 2021 14:20:11 PST

Health of the Force

Released by: Sergeant Jayson Janes

Date: February 3, 2021

 

In October 2020, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office released information about our Health of the Force Initiative. This information made it to a senior editor for Sheriff & Deputy magazine. The January/February issue of Sheriff &Deputy magazine includes a story on DCSO’s health of the force program. This magazine is distributed by the National Sheriff’s Association, and is distributed to approximately 3,000 Sheriff’s Offices throughout the country.

Attached is the link to the digital copy of the magazine. Sheriff January February 2021 (ourdigitalmags.com)

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


Sun, 31 Jan 2021 09:53:01 PST

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue assist injured sledder at Paulina Lake Lodge

Released by:      Dep. Shane Zook, Assistant Search And Rescue Coordinator

Occurred:           01/30/2021     12:20 PM 

Location:            Paulina Lake Lodge

Rescued:           6 year old female - Springfield Or.

                       

 

  NARRATIVE:

On 01/30/21 at about 12:20 PM, Deschutes County Dispatch received a 911 call from an employee at the Paulina Lake Lodge, stating that a 6 year old female had been injured in a sledding accident and she needed to be transported down to the Ten Mile Snow Park.  The lodge was unable to transport the girl due to mechanical issues with their machines. 

One Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Deputy and three Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Volunteers responded to assist with snowmobiles and a tracked Polaris side by side ATV. 

Search and Rescue Volunteers reached the patient at 2:02 PM.  SAR volunteers evaluated the girls injuries and then transported her down to the Ten Mile Snow Park, where they were met by an ambulance from the LaPine Fire Department.  At 3:13 PM, SAR volunteers handed the patient over to the ambulance crew with LaPine Fire, who transported the patient to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend for further medical treatment. 

The Deschutes County Sherif'f's Office Deputy responded back to the Paulina Lake Lodge with a tracked Polaris side by side ATV to transport the rest of the family and friends in the group down from the lodge, so they could be reunited in Bend.  

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

Deschutes County Sheriff 2016

Adult Jail

(541) 388-6661

Main Office

63333 West Hwy 20
Bend, OR. 97703

(541) 388-6655
(541) 693-6911 (Non-emergency after hours)

Monday - Friday 8-5pm

Stay Connected

Back to Top