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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


Tue, 25 Jun 2019 18:48:52 PDT

Man Rescued Off Of The South Sister Climbing Trail (Photo)

Date:  06/25/19

By:  Lt. Bryan Husband, Search and Rescue Coordinator

Rescued:  Blake Ettestad, 31 year old male, Redmond, OR 

On 06/25/19, at approximately 9:57am, 9-1-1 Dispatch received a report of an injured hiker on the South Sister climbing trail.  The injured hiker, identified as Blake Ettestad, had reportedly fallen on a portion of the trail at about 8,100' where it was steep, icy and approximately 4.5 miles from the Devil's Lake Trailhead.  Ettestad had lost control on the ice, fallen and slid into a tree, sustaining a non-life threatening injury which kept him from being able to continue.  Ettestad had been hiking with a small group of friends who stabilized him as best as they could and called 9-1-1.

Two Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Deputies and 10 DCSO Search and Rescue Volunteers responded to assist.  Life Flight was contacted and assisted by flying four of the DCSO SAR Volunteers to the closest available landing area at approximately 7,550'.  The four SAR Volunteers then skinned up the trail to Ettestad's location, arriving at approximately 1:17pm.  Ettestad was further stabilized and packaged into a Cascade rescue sled for transport.  With thunderstorms passing through the area, five additional DCSO SAR Volunteers began hiking up the trail from Devil's Lake Trailhead in case Life Flight was not able to return.  Life Flight was able to return and meet the four DCSO SAR Volunteers, who had transported Ettestad back to the previously described landing area.  Life Flight then transported Ettestad to St. Charles Hospital in Bend.  

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office would like to thank Life Flight for their assistance with this rescue.  Without their assistance, the response time to Ettestad's location would have been considerably longer, potentially leading to further medical problems.

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 four K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today lead by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves the nearly 190,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 230 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 187 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.


Sun, 23 Jun 2019 20:56:05 PDT

Road Rage Menacing with a Firearm

 

Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office

63333 Highway 20 West

Bend, Oregon 97703

541- 388-6655

 

MEDIA RELEASE  

Road Rage Menacing with a Firearm

 

Released by:          Sgt. K. Dizney

Release Date:        6/23/19

 

Location:                Highway 20 West near Cloverdale Road

         

Arrested:                 Lehr, Justin Allen    Age:  39

                                  Forest Grove, OR

 

 

NARRATIVE:

 

On Sunday, 6/23/19, at approximately 5:55 PM, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a road rage incident near the intersection of Highway 20 West and Cloverdale Road heading toward Sisters.  Deschutes County 911 received a report from one of the involved drivers who explained that a man later identified as Justin Lehr pointed a firearm at him from his vehicle in motion.  The victim driver described the suspect vehicle as a White Dodge Pickup and provided a description of the suspect driver who had pointed the gun.  The suspect vehicle followed the victim into Sisters where the victim turned and the suspect did not follow.  Deputies were assisted by the Black Butte Police and Oregon State Police with a search of the Sisters area looking for the suspect vehicle.  The vehicle was located in motion near Bi-Mart and deputies assisted by the Oregon State Police conducted a high risk (guns drawn) traffic stop and took Lehr into custody.  A search of his vehicle located a handgun that is alleged to be involved.  Lehr’s 7 year old son was also present in the vehicle during this incident and was returned to his mother following Lehr’s arrest.  Lehr was lodged at the Deschutes County Jail on charges including:

 

  • Unlawful use of a Weapon
  • Menacing
  • Endangering the Welfare of a Minor

 

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 four K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today lead by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves the nearly 190,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 230 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 187 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

 

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Sun, 23 Jun 2019 09:47:52 PDT

Airplane Crashes Into the Deschutes River Near Sunriver (Photo) **Updated 06-23-19 / 10 am

Updated Release

Date: June 23, 2019

Released by: Sgt. Nathan Garibay, Emergency Services Manager

Pilot: Kevin Padrick, 63 year old male, Sunriver resident (Deceased)

Passenger: Johannes Noordwijk, 69 year old male, Sunriver resident

Aircraft: 1996 Maule M-7 Single Engine with floats

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office identified the occupants of the aircraft as Kevin Padrick and Johannes Noordwijk, both of Sunriver, Oregon.  Noordwijk, the passenger was able to escape the aircraft after the crash.  He was later assisted to shore by Sunriver Fire and Rescue.  Padrick was later located deceased by Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Divers.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or has video is asked to contact the Deschutes  County Sheriff's Office at non-emergency dispatch 541-693-6911.

This incident (including circumstances around the crash and cause of death) is still under investigation by multiple agencies.  No more information is available at this time.

Original Release

Date: June 22, 2019

Released By: Sgt. Nathan Garibay, Emergency Services Manager

On 06-22-19 at approximately 10:40 am, Deschutes County 911 recieved a call of a plane crash in the Deschutes River near Sunriver. The plane flipped onto its top and submerged.  Deschutes County Sheriff's Office (Patrol, Search and Rescue, and Marine Patrol), Sunriver Police Department, Oregon State Police and Sunriver Fire and Rescue responded.  

Sunriver Fire and Rescue arrived and was able to rescue 5 subjects from the aircraft as it floated upside down.  One of the subjects was rescued was a male occupant of the aircraft who was able to escape the aircraft.  The other subjects had swam to the plane to assist the occupants.  It was determined a male subject was still underwater and initial rescue efforts were unsuccessful. The remaining occupant in the airplane was believed to be deceased.

The surviving occupant was transported to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend with injuries that are believed to be non-life threatening. 

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue with swift water rescue technicians and rescue divers arrived.  While being supported by Marine Patrol Deputies, divers were able to locate the second occupant of the aircraft deceased underwater.  

Initial information indicates the plane had just taken off from Sunriver Airport.  The aircraft, an amphibious float plane, flipped upside down upon contact with the water.  The crash is still under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board.  Any further information relating to the details of the crash investigation will be released by NTSB.  The release of names of the occupants is pending notification of next of kin.

The Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by Sunriver Police and Fire, Oregon State Police and the Deschutes County Medical Examiner's Office.

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 four K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today lead by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves the nearly 190,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 230 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 187 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.


Wed, 19 Jun 2019 12:52:03 PDT

Personal Document Shred and Prescription Drug Disposal Event this Saturday in Sisters (Photo)

Released by: Sgt. William Bailey – Public Information Officer

Release Date: June 19, 2019 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting our next public shredding event this Saturday, June 22, from 10:00am until noon in the parking lot of the DCSO Sisters Substation, located at 703 N. Larch Street.  We are collaborating with Secure Shred during the event to provide residents of Deschutes County the opportunity to destroy up to four medium sized boxes of personal documents.  We will also have valuable identity-theft prevention information available for our community members hoping to learn more.

Shredding events are for private residential document shredding and are not intended for business or commercial disposal. No advance document sorting is necessary as shredding equipment can destroy paperwork with paper clips or staples attached.

Prescription Drug Disposal On-Site

The Sheriff's Office will have a deputy on-site to collect outdated or unwanted prescription medications.  One purpose of the drug disposal program is to keep unwanted or unused medications out of the hands of unintended users, children and animals. Proper disposal methods also reduce the environmental impact to our water, soil and landfills.  Please, remove any needles or sharps before turning in unwanted medications. 

Canned Food Drive

The Sheriff's Office will be accepting non-perishable food donations during the event.  Participants are asked to consider bringing a donation to benefit local food banks.

Our last shredding event of the year will take place on September 7th in Terrebonne.  Visit our website at https://sheriff.deschutes.org/community/community-programs/events/ to see this and other offered public events.

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 four K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today lead by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves the nearly 190,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 230 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 187 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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Fri, 14 Jun 2019 17:10:11 PDT

***UPdated Press release 6/14/19 ****Bend Man Missing and Presumed Drowned at Wickiup Reservoir (Photo)

 

Released by: Sergeant William Bailey - Public Information Officer

Release Date: June 13, 2019

Missing/Presumed Drowned: Mead, Michael   Age: 29,  Bend, Oregon

                                                   Description: 5' 6" tall, 170 pounds, Brown hair, blue eyes, with tatoos 

Second Person: Ganley, Daniel,   Age: 24, Bend, Oregon 

*********************Updated Press release as of 6/14/19 at 5:00 p.m.**************************

Updated Narrative:

On 6/14/19, the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Unit, including Marine Patrol Units and Detectives continued the search for Michael Mead at Wickiup Reservoir.  Additionally, Marine Patrol assets from the Klamath County Sheriff's Office also assisted in the search for Mead, utlizing their Side Scanning Sonar unit.

Unfortunately, after throughly searching the areas in the vicinity of the capsized canoe and likely recovery areas, Mead's body has not been located.  Mead's next of kin has been notified of the incident and the investigation at this point.  Mead has been entered as a missing person.  Mead is described as a white male, 5'6" tall, weighing approximately 170 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.  He was last seen wearing no shoes, no shirt and possibly either black pants or black shorts. 

In the following days, Marine Patrol units from the Deschutes County Special Services Unit will continue to conduct patrols in the area, searching for Mead.

Anyone with further information on this investigation is asked to contact the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office at 541-693-6911.

 

NARRATIVE:

On June 13th, 2019, at approximately 9:06am, deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a report of a drowning on the Davis arm of Wickiup Reservoir.    Deputies, along with members of Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue and Marine Patrol, responded to the scene.

The investigation has determined the two Bend men were camping last night in a dispersed camping area off the Davis arm of Wickiup Reservoir.  Overnight, both males and a dog had been out on the Davis arm in a canoe.  At approximately 2:00am the canoe overturned sending both males and the dog into the water.  A 24 year old Bend man and the dog were able to successfully swim to shore.  A 29 year old Bend man is still missing and presumed drowned.

Given the isolated location of the incident and no known way to make a call for help or drive to find help, the 24 year old Bend man waited at camp.  At about 9:05 this morning, an out of service cell phone was located in camp and he then made the 911 call for assistance.

A DCSO Search and Rescue dive team and a DCSO drone team have assisted with the search.  The dive team has located gear from the boat on the lake floor in approximately 20 feet of water.  Search efforts are focused in this area and will continue into the evening.

Neither male was wearing a lifejacket when the canoe overturned.  Alcohol is believed to be a contributing in this incident.  The names are being withheld at this time, pending notification of next of kin.  Further information will be released as it becomes available.

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Mon, 10 Jun 2019 17:22:51 PDT

Man Rescued Off Of North Sister (Photo)

Date:  06/10/19

By:  Lt. Bryan Husband, Search and Rescue Coordinator

Rescued:  Robert Kalmbach, 21 year old male, Eugene, OR 

Assisted:  Michael Martin, 21 year old male, Eugene, OR

 

On 06/10/19, at about 10:21am, 9-1-1 Dispatch received a call from Robert Kalmbach, who reported he had injured himself while hiking/skiing North Sister and needed assistance.  Kalmbach and his friend, Michael Martin, had set out earlier in the morning from the Pole Creek Trailhead with a plan to summit North Sister and then ski back to the trailhead.  Kalmbach reported he and Martin made it to within 200' of the North Sister summit which reaches 10,085', when he fell and slid partway down the mountain's east slope.  Kalmbach injured himself during the fall and was unable to continue on his own.

9-1-1 Dispatch was able to provide Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Deputies with accurate coordinates of Kalmbach and Martin's location through the 9-1-1 call, placing them approximately 5.5 miles from the Pole Creek Trailhead.  AirLink assisted by flying Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Volunteers to a point approximately 800' below Kalmbach and Martin.  Five additional DCSO SAR Volunteers responded to the Pole Creek Trailhead.  While the first two DCSO SAR Volunteers made their way up the slope to Kalmbach, AirLink responded to the Pole Creek Trailhead and picked up two additional SAR Volunteers to fly in.  The four DCSO SAR Volunteers, consisting of Mountain Rescue and Medical Team members, arrived at Kalmbach's location at approximately 1:46pm.  

Kalmbach was stabilized as much as possible, packaged into a rescue sled made for snow travel and lowered down to the awaiting AirLink helicopter.  AirLink then transported Kalmbach to St. Charles Hospital in Bend with non-life threatening injuries.  DCSO SAR Volunteers then assisted Martin back to the Pole Creek Trailhead.

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office would like to thank AirLink for their assistance with this rescue.  Without their assistance, the response time to Kalmbach's location would have been considerably longer, potentially leading to further medical problems.

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 four K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today lead by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves the nearly 190,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 230 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 187 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.


Thu, 06 Jun 2019 11:33:35 PDT

Mt. View High School Trap Club Challenges Deschutes County Sheriff's Office to Friendly Competition (Photo)

Released by: Sgt. William Bailey – Public Information Officer

Release Date: June 6, 2019

NARRATIVE: 

Bend, OR – On June 5, 2019, members of the Mt. View High School’s trap club participated in a friendly shooting competition with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, strengthening relationships between Central Oregon youth and law enforcement.

The informal competition between students and deputies followed the standard event protocol for actual trap shooting competitions, where each participant shoots at 100 airborne clay targets launched between 48 and 52 yards from the shooter.

The Mt. View trap club team is already proving themselves to be formidable opponents throughout state competitions, with several members ranked among the top 50 shooters in the state. The trap club was formed in 2018 by Jennifer Phillips, a mother whose son participates in trap shooting. The club has quickly grown to include 17 members, managed by Mrs. Phillips. The dedicated student athletes practice several times a week at the Bend Trap Club, where the exciting and challenging student/deputy competition was held on June 5 at 4:00pm.

“Mt. View High School has a good team and we are proud to support them,” said Deschutes County Sheriff L. Shane Nelson. “The deputies were excited to compete with these talented student athletes. It was a fun afternoon and provided a great opportunity to build meaningful relationships between the students and the deputies.”

“Our kids were thrilled to compete against the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office,” said Phillips. “It was fun for everyone and a tremendous boost for us as we get ready for the upcoming state tournament at the end of June.”

A short video of the trap shoot can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/9pwpebstck149n8/Trap%20Shoot%20Competition.mp4?dl=0

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 four K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today lead by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves the nearly 190,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 230 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 187 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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Wed, 05 Jun 2019 16:56:51 PDT

Upcoming Storm Spotter Training in Central Oregon - Update

Joint Press Release

Released by: Sgt. Nathan Garibay, Emergency Services Manager

**Please see Prineville location change below**

The National Weather Service, in conjunction with the Crook,
Deschutes, and Jefferson County Sheriff's Offices (Emergency Management),
will host three Skywarn Storm Spotter Training events June 10th and 11th, 2019.
These trainings are intended to educate the public on how to observe
and report all forms of hazardous weather including tornadoes, hail,
flooding, winter weather and more!

Spotter Training Schedule:

• Monday, June 10: 1 PM - Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, 675 NW Cherry Ln Madras, OR
• Monday, June 10: 6 PM - Deschutes County Road Department, 61150 SE 27 th St Bend, OR
• Tuesday, June 11: 9 AM - Crook County SAR Building, 1280 S Main St Prineville, OR

Storm spotters are a critical part of the warning decision process,
supplying ground truth reports of dangerous weather to the National
Weather Service This information is crucial during severe weather
episodes. Parts of Central Oregon have limited radar coverage, so a
pool of devoted storm spotters is vital for the National Weather Service
to effectively provide life saving warnings when severe weather strikes.

Join us June 10th and 11th and learn how YOU can be a crucial part of
making the public aware of the weather hazards that are common to
Central Oregon! 

Visit www.weather.gov/pdt/spotterTraining for more details!


Sun, 02 Jun 2019 20:43:16 PDT

Hiker assisted on Tumalo State Park Trail. (Photo)

 

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

 

Occurred:              06/02/2019   4:25 PM

 

Location:               Tumalo State Park Trail

 

Rescued:               Davis, Holly C.  37 year old female from Bend, Or

 

           

 

NARRATIVE:

Hiker Assisted on the Tumalo State Park Trail.

On 06/02/19 at about 4:25 PM, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office received a call from two hikers, who were hiking on the river trail from Tumalo State Park.  One of the hikers was feeling exhausted and did not know if she could make it back to the park without assistance.

The two hikers were later identified as Holly Davis and Christina Davenport of Bend. 

Two deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and 18 Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue volunteers responded to the area to assist Davis.

The deputies assisted Davis as she continued down the trail, towards the park.  When DCSO Search and Rescue arrived on scene, they evaluated Davis and assisted her into a wheeled litter.  Davis was carried in the litter back to an awaiting vehicle at the park.  Davis had no life threatening injuries and planned to seek further medical treatment on her own.

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 four K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today lead by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves the nearly 190,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 230 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 187 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.


Sun, 02 Jun 2019 13:13:41 PDT

Lost Hikers Rescued from Tumalo Falls (Photo)

Released by:         Deputy Josh Westfall, Assistant Search and Rescue Coordinator

Occurred:              06/01/2019    5:02 PM

Location:               Tumalo Falls

Rescued:               Deen, Kenneth, Bend OR (24 years old)

                               McLean, Sonja, Bend OR (41 years old)

NARRATIVE:

On 6/1/19 at about 5:02 PM, Deschutes County dispatch received a 911 call from Kenneth Deen, who stated he and his friend Sonja McLean had become lost while hiking in the Tumalo Falls area and losing the trail in the snow.

One Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Deputy and one Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Volunteer immediately responded to the Tumalo Falls trailhead and deployed as a “hasty team” with the intent of reaching the lost subjects as quickly as possible. Seven additional DCSO SAR volunteers also responded to the scene to assist.

The hasty team was able to locate the lost subjects who had started a warming fire but were otherwise uninjured. The subjects were guided back to the trailhead on foot by the Deputy and SAR volunteers where they had parked their vehicle. No further assistance was rendered or requested by the subjects at that time.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public to always have a reliable navigation system and plenty of food, water, light sources and clothing for all types of conditions when venturing outdoors.

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 four K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today lead by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves the nearly 190,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 230 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 187 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.


Sat, 01 Jun 2019 13:37:31 PDT

Fallen Climber Rescued from Smith Rock (Photo)

Released by:         Deputy Josh Westfall, Assistant Search and Rescue Coordinator

Occurred:              06/01/2019    10:01 AM

Location:               Smith Rock State Park

Rescued:               Hunter, Kelsey, Eugene, OR (20 years old)

NARRATIVE:

On 6/1/19 at about 10:01 AM, Deschutes County dispatch received multiple 911 calls regarding a climber, later identified as Kelsey Hunter, who had fallen approximately 20 feet while climbing the Red Wall section of Smith Rock State Park.   

Four Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Deputies, 11 Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Volunteers, Redmond Fire and Rescue and Smith Rock Rangers responded to the scene to tend to and rescue Kelsey.

Kelsey was located below a Red Wall climbing route and was treated for non life-threatening injuries at the scene. She was then transported down the Misery Ridge trail via wheeled litter and then transported to Redmond St. Charles by ground ambulance for further treatment.

It was later learned that the belay device that had been set up failed to prevent Kelsey’s fall.

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 four K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today lead by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves the nearly 190,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 230 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 187 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.


Thu, 30 May 2019 14:56:33 PDT

Motor Vehicle Crash on Cline Falls Highway (Photo)

 

MEDIA RELEASE  

       Motor Vehicle Crash  

 

Released by: Sergeant Deke DeMars

Release Date: 05/30/2019

 

Driver #1: Schmidt, Diane 51 yof from Bend, Oregon

Vehicle #1: 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee towing a 2015 utility trailer   

 

Passenger: Schmidt, Vicki 73 yof Bend, Oregon

 

NARRATIVE:

 

On May 30, 2019 at approximately 1030 hours Deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to an unknown injury motor vehicle crash near the 65000 block on Cline Falls Highway. It was reported that a Jeep Grand Cherokee had driven off the road while towing a utility trailer and had caught on fire.

 

Upon arrival Deputies located the Grand Cherokee down a 20 foot embankment. The front of the vehicle was on fire. The City of Bend Fire Department responded and was able to put out the fire. The fire caused some burn damage to nearby Juniper trees. Deputies contacted the driver, Diane Schmidt and passenger, Vicki Schmidt. Both occupants were evaluated by the Bend Fire Department and released with minor injuries. The investigation revealed Diane Schmidt was driving north on Cline Falls Highway towing a 15 foot trailer loaded with gravel. Diane Schmidt lost control of the vehicle and it is believed the weight of the trailer pushed the vehicle off the east side of Cline Falls Highway, down the embankment where it came to rest against a Juniper tree. Both occupants were able to self-extract from the vehicle. Deschutes County Sheriff’s Deputies were assisted at the scene by Bend Fire personnel. 

 

 

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 four K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today lead by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves the nearly 190,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 230 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 187 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

 

 

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