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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


Wed, 19 Feb 2020 16:31:38 PST

Traffic stop leads to methamphetamine seizure (Photo)

Released by: Lt. Chad Davis

Release Date: 2/19/20

Arrested Person: Foley, Andrew      Age: 55

                                Sacramento, CA

 

NARRATIVE:

 

On 2/15/20 at 11:22 a.m., deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office initiated a traffic stop on HWY 97 north of La Pine for the violations of speeding and failing to signal a lane change.  During the business of the traffic stop, K-9 Ares alerted to the odor of narcotics in the vehicle.  

The driver, Andrew Foley, was detained while his vehicle was searched for narcotics.  Deputies discovered 465.9 grams, or approximately one pound, of suspected methamphetamine concealed within the vehicle.  Foley was arrested for the charges of Manufacture of a Controlled Substance, Delivery of a Controlled Substance, and Delivery of a Controlled Substance.  He was lodged at the Deschutes County Adult Jail on the charges.  

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, Street Crimes, 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 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.


Tue, 18 Feb 2020 20:04:55 PST

Two DCSO Sergeants on Administrative Leave (Photo)

Released by: Sgt. William Bailey – Public Information Officer

Release Date: February 18, 2020

NARRATIVE:

On February 10, 2020, Deke DeMars, a patrol sergeant with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, was placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an administrative inquiry into alleged agency policy violations.

Today, Kevin Dizney, a patrol sergeant with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, was placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an administrative inquiry into alleged agency policy violations.

Anytime the Sheriff’s Office receives information alleging a policy violation, we will completely investigate the allegation to determine if an agency policy violation(s) has occurred and if any personnel action is necessary.

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Tue, 18 Feb 2020 14:22:57 PST

Inmate Death Investigation (Photo)

Released by: Sgt. William Bailey – Public Information Officer

Release Date: February 18, 2020

Deceased Inmate: Bomar, Chad Braden         Age: 33          Bend, Oregon

NARRATIVE:

On February 18, 2020, at approximately 10:04 am, corrections deputies located 33 year old Chad B. Bomar of Bend unconscious in his cell after an apparent suicide attempt.  Emergency medical personnel with the Bend Fire Department were called to the scene and deputies immediately began life saving measures, including CPR.  Emergency medical personnel arrived approximately two minutes later and took over care, but determined Mr. Bomar was deceased. 

The Major Incident Team has been activated and is investigating the death, led by the Oregon State Police.  The Oregon State Police is being assisted by the Bend Police Department, Redmond Police Department, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, Deschutes County Medical Examiner’s Office and Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office.  Mr. Bomar was celled with another inmate when this occurred and he has been interviewed as part of this investigation. 

Mr. Bomar's next of kin has been notified.

Any further details will come from the Major Incident Team, led by the Oregon State Police, and/or the Deschutes County District Attorney’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, Street Crimes, 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 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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Tue, 18 Feb 2020 13:29:00 PST

Human Remains Located South of Bend; Investigation Underway (Photo)

Released by: Sgt. William Bailey – Public Information Officer

Release Date: February 18, 2020

NARRATIVE:

On February 17, 2020, at approximately 3:51pm, deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) were dispatched to a report of human remains that had been located on U.S. Forest Service land approximately one half mile south of the Deschutes River Woods area.  An individual hiking in the area made the discovery and reported the information to Deschutes County 911.

Deputies and DCSO detectives arrived at the location and confirmed the discovery of human skeletal remains.  Deputies and detectives have worked since then, assisted by the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office, Bend Police Department, Deschutes County Medical Examiner, and the Oregon State Police Crime Lab, to document, collect evidence, and recover the remains.   A State Forensic Anthropologist will conduct an examination of the skeletal remains in an attempt to determine identity and cause of death.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

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, Street Crimes, 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 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, 16 Feb 2020 17:53:24 PST

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue assist bicyclist near Tumalo Falls (Photo)

Released by: Deputy Aaron Myers, Assistant SAR Coordinator

Date: February 16, 2020

Location: Near Tumalo Falls

Rescued: Mullen, Patricia, 60 year old female Bend, Oregon 

On February 16, 2020, at approximately 1110 hours, 911 Dispatch received a call advising a bicyclist, Patricia Mullen, had injured herself near Tumalo Falls. The reporting person told 911 Dispatch that Mullen was crossing a foot bridge near the Tumalo Creek Trail and the South Fork Trail when she fell. At the time she fell, Mullen was carrying her bicycle, which was a fat bike. 

Mullen sustained non life threatening injuries, however, was unable to make her way back to the trailhead. Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Volunteers were called to assist. At approximately 1245 hours, a SAR Volunteer made contact with Mullen. 7 additional SAR Volunteers arrived with snowmobiles and a ambu-sled to transport Mullen to the trailhead. 

The 7 SAR Volunteers rode 2.5 Miles on snowmobile, then hiked approximately 1/2 mile to reach Mullen. They arrived to her location at approximately 1:30 PM. Mullen was hiked 1/2 mile out and transported 2.5 miles back to the trailhead where she was evaluated by Bend Fire. Mullen was transported by Bend Fire to St. Charles for further 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, Street Crimes, 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 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.

  


Fri, 14 Feb 2020 13:51:20 PST

Deschutes County SAR Assists Stranded Motorists in Lake County

Released by:      Dep. Joshua Westfall, Assistant Search And Rescue Coordinator

Occurred:            02/13/2020     5:45 PM

Location:             Forest Service 22 Rd , west of Forest Service Rd 18 in Lake County

Rescued:            Ferullo, Todd, 52 yo male, Bend, OR
                           Ferullo, Nicholle, 47 yo female, Bend, OR
           
  
NARRATIVE:

On 2/13/20 at about 1745 hours, Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue received a mutual aid request from the Lake County Sheriff's Office regarding motorists stuck in the snow on the Forest Service Road 22 (Finley Butte Rd), which runs west from Forest Service Road 18 (China Hat Rd) near milepost 40 in Lake County. 

The subjects had reportedly been attempting to drive from Bend to La Pine via FS 18 and FS 22 when they became stuck. Attempts to dig themselves out were not successful, resulting in their call to 911. The stranded motorists were later identified as Todd and Nicholle Ferullo. The motorists had a 4 wheel drive vehicle, food, water and a shovel. While trying to dig out, the shovel broke and it became apparent they were not going to be able to self-rescue.

One DCSO Deputy and one DCSO SAR volunteer responded down China Hat Rd to approximately milepost 32 where they then deployed in the DCSO SAR ARGO ATV. The Deputy and SAR volunteer traveled approximately 15 miles on FS 18 and FS 22 to the subjects’ location in the ARGO, reaching them at about 9:30 pm. The subjects and their dogs, who were all unharmed, were provided transport back to Bend at their request. 

The DCSO would like to remind the public to use caution when traveling on forest roads this time of year due to snowpack. Road conditions vary significantly and roads can quickly become impassable.  Further, if you are traversing in these conditions be sure to bring appropriate vehicles, equipment, lighting, clothing, food, water, navigation and communication devices. 


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, Street Crimes, 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 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.
 


Mon, 10 Feb 2020 15:07:50 PST

La Pine Woman Charged with Arson After Burning Her 5th Wheel Trailer; Other Property (Photo)

Released by: Sgt. William Bailey – Public Information Officer

Release Date: February 10, 2020

Location:    52000 block of Sunrise Blvd., La Pine

Arrested:     Adams, Jessica M.  Age: 31          La Pine, Oregon

Charges:     Arson II, Reckless Burning, Initiating a False Report

NARRATIVE:

On February 09, 2020, at approximately 6:26 am, Deschutes County 911 received a call from Adams reporting her 5th wheel travel trailer was on fire.  Several Deschutes County Sheriff's Office deputies and La Pine Fire Department personnel responded to the scene.  Upon arrival, deputies found the trailer fully engulfed in flames.

La Pine Fire Department personnel extinguished the fire which caused damage to the trailer as well as a free standing wood carport it was parked under.  A State Fire Marshall’s Office Investigator and an Oregon State Police Arson Unit Detective responded to investigate the cause of the fire.  Adams initially reported the fire had been set by her ex-boyfriend.  However, the investigation revealed Adams intentionally set the trailer on fire; destroying the trailer, its contents, as well as damaging the carport.

Adams was arrested by a citation to appear on the above listed charges.  This investigation is ongoing.

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, Street Crimes, 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 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, 09 Feb 2020 17:06:40 PST

Hiker accidentally shoots himself with pistol

MEDIA RELEASE  

Released by: Lt. Mike Biondi

Release Date: 02/09/2020

Location: Buckhorn Road near milepost 3 - northwest of Redmond

Injured hiker:

Gatley, Chad   -   24 year old male - Redmond, Or

Reporting party:

Mills, Chris 

NARRATIVE:

On 02/09/2020 at about 13:32 hours, Deschutes County 911 received a 911 call from Mills who reported his hiking partner, Gatley, had accidentally shot himself in the lower leg.  Several Deschutes County Sheriff's Office deputies and Redmond Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene.  GPS coordinates showed Gatley was on top of a butte, approximately 3/4 of a mile east of Buckhorn Road on BLM property near a motorcycle riding area.

Upon locating Gatley, Redmond Fire paramedics began treating him and deputies assisted paramedics in transporting Gatley down the butte via a wheeled litter to a waiting ambulance.  Gatley was transported to Saint Charles Medical Center - Bend with serious injuries.

The investigation revealed Gatley was legally carrying a .40 caliber pistol in a holster.  He and friends were hiking and scouting mountain bike riding trails in the area.  Gatley had been scouting in a ravine and was climbing back out when his pistol dislodged from the holster and fired one round, striking him in the lower leg. 

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, Street Crimes, 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 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, 07 Feb 2020 02:48:40 PST

Driver flees after striking power pole. (Photo)

Driver flees after striking power pole

******Updated on 02/07/2020******

Released by: Sgt. Grant Johnstone

 

Release Date: 02/06/2020

 

Driver #1:  Bondurant, Dayne W.  32 years old  Bend, OR

Citations:  Failure to perform the duties of a driver

 

Vehicle #1:  Silver 1997 BMW 318

 

NARRATIVE:

******UPDATED******

On 02/06/2020, the investigating deputy with the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office contacted the driver of this vehicle at a residence.  The driver was identified as Dayne Bondurant of Bend, Oregon.  Based upon the investigation, Bondurant was cited in lieu of custody for failure to perform the duties of a driver.

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On 02/05/2020 at approximately 11:44pm, Deschutes County deputies responded to a report of a single vehicle crash on Deschutes Market Road near Dale Road.  Information received through Deschutes County 911 indicated that the crash involved a silver vehicle that had impacted a power pole.

 

Upon arrival, Deschutes County deputies discovered that a silver 1997 BMW 318 had slid off the roadway and had struck a power pole on the left side of the vehicle.  The impact was significant and the vehicle was completely immobilized.  The roadway was not icy at the time and weather was not a factor.

 

The driver of the vehicle was not on scene and the force of the impact suggested that they may be injured.  Deputies and EMS personnel searched the area on foot, utilized K9’s and a thermal drone to attempt to locate the driver in the area without success.

 

The vehicle was removed from the scene by Consolidated Towing.  Central Electric Cooperative responded to evaluate the damage to the power pole.  The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office would like to determine the identity of the driver to ascertain their welfare and discuss the incident.

 

Deschutes County was assisted on scene by the Bend Fire Department, CEC, and Consolidated Towing.

 

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, Street Crimes, 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 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 Feb 2020 10:30:58 PST

Update to Missing Bend Area Man: Mr. Jordan Located Safe

Updated Release by Sgt. Bailey at 10:30 am

Mr. Jordan has been located safe in the Juniper Ridge area near Cooley Rd/NE 18TH Street.  Thank you to everyone who kept an eye out and shared tips with us on possible sightings.

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Released by: Sgt. William Bailey – Public Information Officer

Release Date: February 4, 2020

Missing Person: Glenn F. Jordan (AKA Smokey)      Age: 58          Bend, Oregon

NARRATIVE:

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on a missing Bend area man.  Glenn  F. Jordan of Bend has been reporting missing after not showing up for an appointment in Bend on Monday.  Additionally, Mr. Jordan’s phone is off and he has not contacted friend(s) as he normally does on a daily basis.  DCSO detectives have confirmed Jordan was last seen at Home Depot in Bend at noon on Sunday, February 2, 2020. (Attached photo is from video surveillance obtained by detectives from Home Depot)

Jordan is described as a 58-year-old white male, 5’6” tall, weighing approximately 120 pounds.  He was last seen wearing black pants, black shirt and a brown jacket.  Jordan is reported to homeless and frequents businesses at the north end of Bend.  Today, detectives located his campsite and it does not appear he has been there recently.

For the purpose of a welfare check on Mr. Jordan, anyone with information or knows of his current whereabouts is asked to call non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911, reference 20-36591.

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, Street Crimes, 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 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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Mon, 03 Feb 2020 09:02:13 PST

Fatal Crash on Alfalfa Market Road (Photo)

Released by: Sgt. William Bailey – Public Information Officer

Release Date: February 3, 2020

 

Deceased Driver: Hedges, Rachael M.  Age: 32         Redmond, OR

Vehicle #1: 1997 red Subaru Legacy

Crash Location: Alfalfa Market Road near Todd Road

NARRATIVE:

On February 2, 2020 at approximately 9:44pm, DCSO Deputies were dispatched to Alfalfa Market Road near Todd Road for a motor vehicle crash where it was reported a vehicle had rolled and was resting on its wheels in the middle of the roadway.  Dispatch advised the 911 caller reported it to be a fatal crash. Upon arrival, deputies being assisted by Alfalfa Rural Fire/Medics located Hedges and she was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The initial investigation determined the Subaru being driven by Hedges was traveling eastbound on Alfalfa Market Road when the vehicle left the roadway, then overcorrected and rolled multiple times.  It was not believed Hedges was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash, as a result she was ejected from the vehicle.  It is believed icy conditions on the road contributed to the crash.

Alfalfa Market Road between Juniper Road and Todd Road was closed in both directions for approximately 4 hours during the investigation.  Investigators are still determining whether alcohol was a factor in the crash.  Hedges’ next of kin has been notified.  This investigation is ongoing.  If you have any information, please contact the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office at (541) 693-6911.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office was assisted in this investigation by the Alfalfa Rural Fire/Medics; the Oregon State Police; Prineville Police Department; Deschutes County Public Works; the Deschutes County Medical Examiner’s Office; and the Deschutes County District Attorney’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, Street Crimes, 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 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, 31 Jan 2020 17:32:41 PST

Deputy Placed on Administrative Leave

Released by: Sgt. William Bailey - Public Information Officer

Release Date: January 31, 2020

NARRATIVE:

Today, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office received the findings of the Marion County District Attorney’s Office declining to file criminal charges arising from an October 17, 2019 incident which occurred at the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training campus dorm room.  The incident involved probationary Deschutes County Deputy Sheriff Joseph DeLance, two Oregon State Police recruits, and a Portland Police Bureau officer.

While declining criminal charges, the findings of the Marion County District Attorney’s Office are critical  of the conduct of the law enforcement officers involved, including Deputy DeLance.  The conduct described in Marion County District Attorney’s Office findings does not meet the expectations of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office.

Upon receiving the findings of the Marion County District Attorney’s Office regarding this investigation, Deputy DeLance was placed on paid administrative leave.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office will conduct an internal investigation of the October 17, 2019 incident to determine whether Deputy DeLance violated any office policies and if found in violation, what employment action will be taken. Deputy DeLance will be afforded due process during this internal investigation and have legal representation.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Salem Police Department and the Marion County District Attorney’s Office for their investigation and review of this matter.

The Marion County District Attorney’s memo can be found here: http://www.flashalertportland.net/

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Fri, 31 Jan 2020 08:22:35 PST

Hwy 97 Road Rage Incident Ends in Physical Dispute Involving Knife on Doe Lane in La Pine (Photo)

[Spelling Corrected on Passenger Kyle Muns]

Released by: Sgt. William Bailey – Public Information Officer

Release Date: January 30, 2020

Location: 52500 block of Doe Lane, La Pine

 

Arrested Driver Veh #1: Neubaum, Jacob   Age: 27   La Pine, Oregon

Arrested Pass Veh #1: Muns, Kyle  Age: 27      La Pine, Oregon (*Spelling Corrected)

Arrested Pass Veh #1: Bateman, Breken  Age: 26     La Pine, Oregon

Vehicle #1: 2009 blue Subaru Impreza 

Arrested Driver Veh #2: Littrell, James  Age: 40         La Pine, Oregon

Passenger Veh #2: 12-year-old female

Vehicle #2: 1997 green GMC Yukon

NARRATIVE:

On January 30, 2020, at approximately 1700 hours, deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a dispute involving a knife in the 52500 block of Doe Lane in La Pine.  Deputies learned while enroute that one subject had stabbed another vehicle with a knife and that all the subjects involved in the dispute were likely still in the area.

The first deputy arrived on scene approximately four minutes after the 911 call, along with two Oregon State Police troopers.  The three occupants of the Subaru Impreza; Neubaum, Muns, and Bateman, had remained at the scene with their vehicle.  The driver of the GMC Yukon, James Littrell, was reported to have been in possession of a knife during the dispute.  He was located nearby at his residence and walked out and surrendered to deputies without incident.

An investigation at the scene determined the dispute was the result of a road rage incident that occurred on Highway 97, between Sunriver and La Pine.  Both Neubaum and Littrell were driving southbound and engaged in aggressive driving behavior that continued to escalate until the physical confrontation on Doe Lane.  Neubaum used his vehicle during the dispute to physical strike Littrell, after Littrell had armed himself with a knife and was standing in the middle of the roadway.  Littrell fell onto the hood of the Subaru, which he then drove the knife through the hood of the car.  The occupants of the Subaru then got out and a brief physical altercation occurred.  Both parties then separated and law enforcement was called to the scene.

Driver Jacob Neubaum was arrested by citation and released from the scene on charges of Reckless Driving and Reckless Endangering.  Passenger Kyle Muns was arrested by citation and released from the scene on a charge of Disorderly Conduct II.  Passenger Breken Bateman was arrested by citation and released from the scene on a charge of Disorderly Conduct II. 

Driver Jimmy Littrell was arrested by citation and released from the scene on charges of Reckless Driving and Disorderly Conduct II.  No one was seriously injured in this incident.  The 12-year-old female passenger was present during the road rage, but had left the immediate area during the confrontation on Doe Lane.

We would like to thank the Oregon State Police for their assistance during 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, Street Crimes, 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 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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Thu, 30 Jan 2020 14:00:54 PST

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office and Local Law Enforcement Agencies to Begin Use of the Neighbors App (Photo)

Released by: Sgt. William Bailey - Public Information Officer

Release Date: January 30, 2020

NARRATIVE:

On February 1, the City of Bend and Redmond Police departments and the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, will join the Neighbors App by Ring.  The Neighbors App provides a platform for communities to share information about activity occurring in their neighborhood, helping to keep people and property safe.  

Participating law enforcement agencies will not have direct access to all app users videos, but rather only videos users have selected to share.  Citizen participation is optional, anonymous, and does not require a Ring device.  Video and information provided will be used to help solve crimes, identify suspicious persons, and ultimately deter criminal activity.  

The Neighbors App by Ring  is a free app designed by Ring to help community members connect and stay informed about what’s going on around them – whether they own a Ring device or not. The Neighbors app is available to all residents and is helping to open the lines of communication between law enforcement and the communities they serve across the country.

All Deschutes County law enforcement agencies recognize by working together, we can make Deschutes County, and all of Central Oregon a safer place to live, work, and play.

Contact your local law enforcement agency for additional information.  Residents can download the Neighbors app for free on iOS, Android and FireOS devices by clicking here from their smartphone: https://shop.ring.com/pages/neighbors.

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Tue, 28 Jan 2020 14:36:12 PST

DCSO Adjusts Training after Initial Review of Two Recent Crashes Involving Patrol Vehicles (Photo)

Released by: Sgt. William Bailey - Public Information Officer

Release date: January 28, 2020

NARRATIVE:

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) trains each deputy annually on Emergency Vehicle Operation Course (EVOC) driver training. The patrol division of the office logs nearly 1 million miles driven every year, with nearly 2 million miles driven for the entire Sheriff’s Office.

We are relieved that no one was seriously injured in the October 2019 and January 2020 crashes involving Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicles.  Due to these crashes though, we have reviewed our operations and immediately implemented training to discuss our vehicle speeds and the environmental factors that affect the manner in which deputy sheriffs respond to emergency calls for service.  We will be adding additional training to our annual EVOC training that discusses factors in emergency response and how an awareness of the factors can aid a deputy sheriff in determining an appropriate response.

Our teammates are highly trained professionals and we always want to improve on how we perform our jobs.  We will always evaluate what we do and how we do it so that we can make improvements.

Captain Paul Garrison, “As is standard practice, our office conducted an initial review of these two crashes and recognized there was a need to address our operations of patrol vehicles when responding to emergency calls for service.   We immediately performed training with all of our patrol teams and will continue to address this during our annual trainings of emergency vehicle operations course (EVOC).”

In regards to the January 2020 crash, Deputy Clint Baltzor will participate in a Sheriff’s Office Crash Review Board, which will assess what occurred in the crash. After the Crash Review Board completes its review, the Division Commander will review the findings and recommend personnel action if necessary. 

In the October 2019 crash, involving Deputy Kiersten Ochsner, a Sheriff’s Office Crash Review Board has been completed.  The Division Commander will review the findings and recommend personnel action if necessary.

The process of a Crash Review Board and review by the Division Commander are guided by DCSO policy and procedures.

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