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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, 15 Nov 2018 17:45:12 PST

Two Work Crew Inmates Flee on Quad (Photo)

Released by:  Sergeant William Bailey – Public Information Officer

Release Date:  November 15, 2018

Inmates:

McCallister, Shawn D.      Age: 34

Turre, Christopher G.       Age: 30

NARRATIVE: 

On November 14, 2018, a Corrections Deputy and four inmate workers were at the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Rescue Ranch, east of Bend.  The inmate workers were at the ranch to perform clean up and assist with the care and feeding of the rescue animals we have there.

At approximately 11:25am, the supervising Deputy lost sight of two of the inmates and began searching for them at the east end of the ranch.  The Deputy discovered the entrance gate onto the property had been forced open.  The two inmates had forced the gate open using the quad and left the property.

As the Deputy began making notifications of the escape, Deschutes County 911 received a call of two males on a quad speeding and “doing cookies” in the area of Arnold Market Road and Rimfire Rd.  The description of the two subject and quad matched that of the two missing inmates.  As deputies and other law enforcement resources began searching the area, another witness reporting seeing the two inmates and quad on China Hat Road heading towards Bend.

An Oregon State Police (OSP) aircraft in the area on regular patrol responded to the area of China Hat Road to assist with the search.  The OSP aircraft was able to locate, track, and coordinate responding resources to the inmates and quad.

At 1228 hours, Inmate Christopher G. Turre was located and taken into custody by an OSP Trooper on National Forest land to the east of the Lava Butte.  The second inmate, Shawn D. McCallister, was located and taken into custody approximately 35 minutes later.  Deputies located him after he had abandoned the quad and fled on foot into a nearby lava field to hide.  Both inmates were returned to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Adult Jail a short time later.

An investigation into the escape determined Turre and McCallister had both drank hand sanitizer from a container that had been located in the jail transport van.  Hand sanitizer is usually around 60% alcohol, with is equivalent to 120 proof liquor.  The hand sanitizer was available to the inmates as a disinfectant during their work crew duties.

Inmates McCallister and Turre now face charges of Escape 2, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Criminal Mischief 1 from this incident.  McCallister will also face additional charges of DUII, Attempt to Elude Felony, Attempt to Elude Misdemeanor, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangering, and Driving While Suspended Misdemeanor. 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Oregon State Police, Bend Police Department, Redmond Police Departement, Sunriver Police Department, and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM Ranger) for their assistance.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service organization providing patrol, criminal investigations, corrections, civil and search and rescue. Special operations include Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with four K9 units. Founded in 1916 and today directed by Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves the more than 185,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 230 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 180 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:34:49 PST

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search And Rescue Is Seeking Additional Volunteers (Photo)

Date:  11/15/18

By:  Lt. Bryan Husband, Search and Rescue Coordinator

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications from members of our community who are interested in becoming a Search and Rescue Volunteer. Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue (DCSO SAR) is one of the busiest search and rescue units in the state of Oregon. In 2017, DCSO SAR completed 127 missions and over 300 trainings. Our Volunteers are highly skilled and range from general searchers to those capable of highly technical missions such as Mountain Rescue, Swift Water Rescue, Diving operations and more.

Selected applicants, who must be at least 21 years of age, are required to complete the DCSO SAR Academy, which consists of approximately 100 hours of training. The 2019 SAR Academy will begin on April 1st, with Volunteers graduating on May 9th. Generally, training occurs on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6pm-9pm, which consist of classroom exercises and is followed up with a day of training on Saturday for outdoor practical exercises.

Academy attendees will receive instruction in several areas including, but not limited to: navigation, tracking, wilderness survival, search tactics, first aid/CPR and how DCSO SAR operates. Included in the academy, is a "pack test", which consists of a five mile hike (2 1/2 miles uphill and 2 1/2 miles downhill) carrying a 25 lb. back pack. The time limit for this test is 100 minutes. Each academy attendee will be assigned a mentor to assist with the successful completion of the academy.

Applications can be found online at www.deschutes.org/jobs and must be submitted by January 18th, 2019 at 5 PM.

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

Additional questions can be answered by telephoning the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Special Services Unit at 541-388-6501, as well as going online to http://sheriff.deschutes.org/Special-Services/sar/ and www.deschutessearchandrescue.org.

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Thu, 15 Nov 2018 08:54:48 PST

Motor Vehicle Crash blocks La Pine State Recreation Road (Photo)

Motor Vehicle Crash blocks La Pine State Recreation Road

Prepared by:  Sergeant Troy Gotchy

Driver:  Meeker, Michael Cody 37 years of age

                Klamath Falls, Oregon

 

Vehicle:  2012 GMC Acadia (unknown color due to fire damage)

 

Charges:     DUII

                   Reckless Driving

                   Criminal Mischief 1 x 2

 

On 11/14/18 at approximately 1703 hours, Deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and the La Pine Fire Department were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash on La Pine State Recreation Road.  The reporting person advised the vehicle had hit the bridge going over the river, and that the vehicle was in the river and on fire.

When Deputies arrived on scene, they found a 2012 GMC Acadia fully engulfed in flames along with the surrounding vegetation.  The roadway was blocked by the damaged guardrail, and a large amount of debris.  La Pine State Recreation Road was blocked in both directions.  La Pine Fire units arrived on scene, and quickly extinguished the fire.

The accident occurred when the driver, Michael Meeker, was driving west bound on La Pine State Recreation road.  He left the roadway on the north side of the roadway striking the guardrail and bridge over the river.  The vehicle then spun 180 degrees, landing in the dry portion of the river under the bridge.  There was severe damage to the guardrail and the pedestrian portion of the bridge, along with conduit and wiring belonging to Midstate Electric.  The vehicle was a total loss.

A DUII investigation was conducted, and Michael Meeker was arrested for Driving Under the Influence (alcohol), Reckless Driving, and Criminal Mischief I.  He was lodged at the Deschutes County Jail.

Midstate Electric and the Deschutes County Road Department responded to the scene.  The bridge was found to be safe, and both traffic lanes were opened at approximately 1840 hours.  The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the La Pine Fire Department, the Oregon State Police, and the Deschutes County Road Department.

               


Sun, 11 Nov 2018 16:50:08 PST

Injured Hiker assisted at Smith Rock State Park (Photo)

By: Deputy Aaron Myers, Assistant Search and Rescue Coordinator

Rescued Hiker: Cuffley, Krystal, 35 year old female, Hanover, Pennsylvania

On November 11, 2018, at 1307 hours, Deschutes County 911 Dispatch was contacted by Krystal Cuffley's brother, who she was hiking with, that Krystal had sustained a non life threatening injury that prevented her from hiking down the Misery Ridge trail at Smith Rock State Park. 

Redmond Fire responded to Krystal Cuffley's location and evaluated her injuries. Redmond Fire requested Deschutes County Sheriff's Office SAR Volunteers respond with a wheeled litter to transport Krystal Cuffley down the trail. 11 DCSO SAR Volunteers hiked up Misery ridge and assisted Cuffley down the trail in the wheeled litter where she was further evaluated by Redmond Fire. Cuffley choose to stay with family and seek further medical attention on her own. 

“The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service organization providing patrol, criminal investigations, corrections, civil and search and rescue. Special operations include Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with four K9 units. Founded in 1916 and today directed by Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves the more than 185,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 230 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 180 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.”


Wed, 07 Nov 2018 10:45:54 PST

Preparations are Underway for the 2018 Shop with a Cop Program (Photo)

Released by:  Sergeant William Bailey – Public Information Officer

Release Date: November 7, 2018

NARRATIVE:         

Planning and preparations are underway for the 2018 Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Shop with a Cop program. Shop with a Cop is a joint venture between local law enforcement agencies throughout Central Oregon, local Walmart stores, and McDonalds. Its primary focus is to help make the holidays a little brighter for less-fortunate families, and provide an opportunity for children to engage in positive police interaction.

Here are the dates for the 2018 Shop with a Cop program:

  • Redmond Walmart: Tuesday, December 18, 2018, approximately 1:00pm-5:00pm.
  • Bend Walmart: Wednesday, December 19, 2018, approximately 1:00pm-5:00pm.
  • Bend Walmart: Thursday, December 20, 2018, approximately 1:00pm-5:00pm.

This will be the 18th year this event will take place. The program has come a long ways since its inception in 2001; that year, 20 school-aged students went shopping, and the $1500 in donations came from employees at the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office.

During 2017’s program, 105 school-aged children (grades 1-12) participated, shopping for themselves and approximately 420 family members. The students are often hesitant to get anything for themselves, instead being more concerned with the needs of their family members. The officers encourage the student shoppers get something for themselves, including a warm winter coat and a new set of snow boots. Gifts are often essential items such as; shoes, clothing, personal hygiene items, household items and other needed supplies. The program also assists children and families throughout the year with basic needs during emergencies.

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

Participating students are referred primarily by a community based advocacy group that works directly with school-aged children at most schools throughout Deschutes County. Additional students are referred via the Central Oregon Partnership for Youth (COPY) program, which provides positive mentoring for children of incarcerated parents. The selected students are picked up by officers at their respective schools and driven to Walmart where they then enjoy a "one-on-one" shopping experience with their uniformed partner. While gifts are being wrapped, the students are treated to lunch donated by the in-store McDonald's restaurants.

Shop with a Cop is overseen and coordinated by the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, however, its continued success stems from the participation of deputies from the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, officers and deputies from agencies throughout Central Oregon, the Oregon State Police, and law enforcement from the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service, and BLM. Shop with a Cop has also been overwhelmingly successful in past years because of the outstanding generosity, in the form of monetary support, from local citizens and businesses. Volunteer support for the program has always been a critical part of the program's success as well.

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

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

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

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Wed, 31 Oct 2018 23:23:31 PST

Stretch Limousine Crash Leads to a Bend Man's DUII Arrest (Photo)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: October 31, 2018

Released by: Sergeant Kent Vander Kamp

Bend, OR – Stretch Limousine Crash Leads to a Bend Man’s DUII Arrest  

On October 31, 2018 at approximately 8:37PM Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Bear Creek Rd and Ten Barr Ranch Rd. DCSO Deputies arrived to find a black Lincoln stretch limousine Town Car crashed through a horse pasture fence and resting on a mound of rocks.

Deputies contacted Christopher Ray Grant (Age 46) and Amanda Mae Gehman (Age 33), both of Bend, Oregon. Grant and Gehman reported they hired the limousine and a chauffeur for the evening. While returning home from the date, the unknown limousine driver crashed and fled before Sheriff Deputies arrived. Neither was injured in the crash.

DCSO Deputies were assisted by Bend Police K-9 “Kim” and her handler BPD Officer Uballez. The team checked the area for the missing driver without success.

DCSO Deputies investigated and determined that Grant was the actual driver of the limousine and failed to negotiate a sharp curve, crashing through a horse pasture fence. It was also determined Gehman was the front passenger. It was also determined Grant and Gehman fabricated the story about the dashing chauffer.

The investigation also determined that speed and alcohol impairment was the primary cause of the crash.

The limousine was privately owned by a third party and not part of a livery service.

No horses were injured and later relocated to an adjacent pasture by the owners.

Gehman was released from the scene without charges.

Grant was lodged in the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Jail with the following charges:

DUII

Hit and Run – Property Damage

Possession of a Controlled Substance - Cocaine

Criminal Mischief

Reckless Driving

Recklessly Endangering Another Person

CONTACT FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:   Sgt. Kent VanderKamp, 541-388-6655 or SheriffPIO@deschutes.org  

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service organization providing patrol, criminal investigations, corrections, civil and search and rescue. Special operations include Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with four K9 units. Founded in 1916 and today directed by Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves the more than 185,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 230 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 180 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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Tue, 30 Oct 2018 10:33:05 PST

DCSO Deputies Investigate Stolen Mail Recovered From BLM Land Containing Election Ballots and Other Sensitive Mail (Photo)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: October 30, 2018

Released by: Sergeant Kent Vander Kamp

Bend, OR – Stolen Mail Recovered From BLM Land Contained Election Ballots and Other Sensitive Mail. DCSO Deputies Work With The County Clerk’s Office to Re-Issue Ballots.

On October 28th, 2018, a Law Enforcement Ranger with the US Bureau of Land Management located stolen mail from over 70 addresses throughout Deschutes County. Rangers delivered the recovered mail to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and DCSO Deputies assumed the investigation. During unrelated investigations, additional mail was also recovered by DCSO Deputies from other remote locations around the county.

While processing the recovered mail for evidence, Deputies discovered the stolen mail contained many election ballots for the upcoming November 6th election. In addition to the ballots, DCSO Deputies located property tax, utility, medical and bank statements in the recovered mail.

It does not appear that the ballots are being targeted by the thieves, as all of the recovered ballots remained sealed.

Today, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office worked in collaboration with the Deschutes County Clerk’s Office to reissue election ballots. The remaining mail has been delivered to the US Postal Inspection Service for re-delivery.

Please contact the Deschutes County Clerk’s Office if you have not yet received your ballot in the mail or suspect it may have been stolen. The Clerk’s Office can be contacted at 541-388-6547. DCSO Deputies also suggest contacting senders of any checks, payments or other valuables if they have not been received as scheduled.

To prevent mail theft in the future, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office recommends picking up your mail promptly after delivery, not leaving the mail in your mailbox overnight, arrange for credit cards or other valuables to be picked up at the post office, and have the post office hold your mail when traveling. Most importantly, be aware of and report suspicious activity around mail receptacles.

If concerned about identity theft, data breaches, or someone gaining access to your credit report without your permission, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office suggests considering placing a credit freeze on or closely monitoring your individual credit reports. Additional information about this process and other security options can be found at www.consumer.ftc.gov .

CONTACT FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:   Sgt. William Bailey, Public Information Officer, 541-388-6655 or SheriffPIO@deschutes.org  Reference DCSO Case #18-334783

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service organization providing patrol, criminal investigations, corrections, civil and search and rescue. Special operations include Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with four K9 units. Founded in 1916 and today directed by Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves the more than 185,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 230 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 180 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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Sat, 27 Oct 2018 10:52:54 PST

Overdue Motorcyclist Located In East Fort Rock OHV Riding Area (Photo)

Date:  10/27/18

By:  Lt. Bryan Husband, Search and Rescue Coordinator

Overdue Motorcyclist:  Michael Todd, 46 year old male, Vancouver, WA

 

On 10/26/18, at about 8:40pm, 9-1-1 Dispatch received a report from Kathleen Cooney that her husband, Michael Todd, was overdue from returning from a dirt bike motorcycle ride in the East Fort Rock OHV riding area.  Todd had arrived separately and earlier in the day and had last been seen at approximately 5pm, riding away from their camp at the 2510 Staging area.  Todd was reportedly by himself and riding his orange 2019 KTM dirt bike.  Todd was reported to be in good health and an experienced motorcycle rider.

Two patrol deputies were dispatched to the riding area to begin searching for Todd and a third deputy met with two Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Volunteers to begin planning a further search by DCSO SAR Volunteers if needed.  Search efforts continued until approximately 2:30am and then were temporarily postponed until daylight hours later in the morning.

On 10/27/18, at approximately 0700 hours, 18 DCSO SAR Volunteers and four DCSO Deputies resumed the search for Todd.  At approximately 8:46am, DCSO SAR Volunteers and DCSO Deputies were contacted by motorcycle riders at the 2510 Staging area, reporting another member of their riding party had Todd and was giving him a ride back to our location.  They reported finding Todd walking on OHV Trail 60 south of the staging area.

Todd arrived at the 2510 Staging area a short time later and other than being tired from walking all night, was in good physical condition and did not require medical attention.  Todd reported he was not completely familiar with his new motorcycle's low fuel warning system and had run out of fuel approximately 12 miles south of his camp.  DCSO SAR Volunteers assigned to the ATV team assisted Todd in retrieving his motorcycle.  Todd was left in the care of his family on scene.

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office would like to remind those recreating in the outdoors, to consider carrying with you the ten essentials which include:  a form of navigation (cell phone, GPS and extra batteries), sun protection, insulation (additional clothing), illumination, first aid supplies, fire (waterproof matches or lighter), multi-tool, extra food and water and emergency shelter.  You should also always let someone know where you are going.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service organization providing patrol, criminal investigations, corrections, civil and search and rescue. Special operations include Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with four K9 units. Founded in 1916 and today directed by Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves the more than 185,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 230 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 180 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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Sat, 27 Oct 2018 02:38:24 PST

Hit and Run Motor Vehicle Crash (Photo)

 

Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office

63333 Highway 20 West

Bend, Oregon 97703

541- 388-6655

 

MEDIA RELEASE  

 

Hit and Run Motor Vehicle Crash

 

Released by:          Sgt. Kevin Dizney

 

Location:                Deschutes Market Road 100 yards north of Dale Road

 

Vehicle 1:                1992 Honda Prelude 2 door, red

 

Driver 1:                  Unknown                              Age:   Unknown

                                 

  

NARRATIVE:         

 

On Friday, 10/26/18, at approximately 11:16 PM, deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a report of an unknown injury motor vehicle crash in the area of Deschutes Market Road and Dale Road north of Bend, where it was reported a vehicle had slid off the roadway and hit a power pole. 

 

Deputies arrived in the area within 8 minutes and were unable to locate a driver.  The reporting party had observed a pedestrian in the area who may have been the vehicle driver.  Deputies searched the area but was unable to locate this person.  He/she was described as wearing a dark sweatshirt and jeans, with no further description. 

 

Deputies observed the involved vehicle as a red 1992 Honda Prelude passenger car with extensive damage to the driver’s side front quarter panel consistent with having his a power pole.  Deputies observed a power pole at this location completely broken off at its base.  The pole was still standing while supported by a single guide wire and leaning out across Deschutes Market Road.  For safety reasons with the potential for the power pole to fall with potential hot wires and the distance the wires were hanging over the roadway, Deschutes Market Road was closed between 19th Street and Dale Roadway.  This section of roadway will be closed for a lengthy period of time while the damaged pole is safely removed and replaced.  This closure is estimated to remain well into Saturday.  Power to several hundred homes was disrupted for several hours as a result of this crash.    

 

An investigation determined the Honda was traveling southbound on Deschutes Market Road and failed to negotiate curves in the roadway causing the vehicle to slide sideways before impacting into the power pole. 

 

An extensive search for the registered owner of the vehicle and/or the person observed walking in the area was conducted.  At this time the driver is unidentified and the sheriff’s office is asking that anyone having information on the driver contact Deschutes County Dispatch at 541-693-6911 reference case number 18-334093. 

 

It is unknown if the driver was injured or if there were any passengers in the vehicle.  No indications of drug or alcohol use were observed at the scene.  Speed is considered to be a factor in this crash. 

 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service organization providing patrol, criminal investigations, corrections, civil and search and rescue. Special operations include Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with four K9 units. Founded in 1916 and today directed by Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves the more than 185,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 230 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 180 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

 

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Fri, 26 Oct 2018 18:25:47 PST

Traffic Crash with garbage truck leads to arrest of wanted subject

On October 26, 2018 at around 1:30 pm, Sheriff''s Office Deputies responded to a reported traffic crash near the Deschutes River Woods Country Store. Upon arrival, Deputies learned a blue 1990 GMC pickup driven by 54 year old Krishna Desaigoudar had crashed into the back of a Cascade Disposal garbage truck that was stopped while attempting to turn into the store parking lot entrance. Deputies also learned Desaigoudar had an outstanding felony parole warrant and had left the scene before law enforcement's arrival.

Several Sheriff's Office Deputies including a Detective unit, Oregon State Police Troopers and a Bend Police Department K-9 assisted in the search for Desaigoudar in the Deschutes River Woods subdivision area. Desaigoudar was finally located at around 3:30 pm, taken into custody and then lodged at the Deschutes County Jail for the parole warrant.

 

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office would like to thank the Oregon State Police and the Bend Police Department for their prompt assistance in locating the wanted subject.

 

Sgt. Shawn Heierman

 


Sun, 21 Oct 2018 21:40:44 PST

Injured Mountain Biker Rescued Near Swampy Lakes Snow Park (Photo)

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

Occurred:              10/21/18     3:46 PM

Location:               Forest land near Swampy Lakes Snow Park

Rescued:               Juvenile male (name withheld), Bend, OR

                  

NARRATIVE:

On 10/21/18 at about 3:48 pm, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue unit received a 911 call from Tom Mazaitis, who reported that a juvenile mountain biker in his party had fallen and sustained injury on a trail in the forest about three miles northwest of the Swampy Lakes Snow Park.

One Deschutes County Sheriff Search and Rescue volunteer with the SAR medical team initially responded to the scene to evaluate and treat the juvenile. While the juvenile was being treated, 11 additional DCSO SAR volunteers responded to the scene to assist. DCSO SAR volunteers then transported the juvenile to the Swampy Lakes Trailhead via wheeled litter where they met the Bend Fire Department. The juvenile was then transported to St. Charles Bend by ambulance to receive treatment for non-life threatening injuries.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Bend Fire Department for their assistance during this incident.

 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service organization providing patrol, criminal investigations, corrections, civil and search and rescue. Special operations include Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with four K9 units. Founded in 1916 and today directed by Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves the more than 185,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 232 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 180 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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