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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


Sat, 17 Aug 2019 09:11:36 PDT

Injured Climber Rescued at Smith Rock State Park (Photo)

Released by: Sergeant Nathan Garibay, Emergency Services Manager

Rescued: Luke Wilson, 29 years old, Bishop, CA

On 08-16-19 at approximately 2:49 PM, the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office responded to a call at the Smith Rock State Park for an injured climber. The climber was reported to have fallen in the Dihedrals climbing area inside the park.  One Deputy and ten Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue volunteers responded to the park along with Redmond Fire and Rescue and State Parks Staff.   

The climber, identified as Luke Wilson had fallen from the rock face.  He was eventually caught by his climbing protection, but swung hard into the wall impacting with enough force to cause significant injuries to one of his legs.  Wilson was wearing protective equipment and climbing with other climbers who were able to assist him until responders arrived.  Wilson was treated on scene by Redmond Fire and Rescue Paramedics and transported out on the trails by wheeled litter.  He was subsequently transported by ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend. 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with 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.


Fri, 16 Aug 2019 02:10:25 PDT

Man Dies in Paragliding Accident

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: August 15th, 2019

Released by: Sergeant Kent Vander Kamp

Bend, OR – Man Dies in Paragliding Accident

On August 15th, 2019, at approximately 6:49PM, Deschutes County 911 received a call reporting a paragliding accident on the northwest side of Pine Mountain in the Millican area of Deschutes County. The 911 caller reported that a paraglider fell approximately 200 after separating from a paraglider wing in mid-air.

Deschutes County Sheriff’s Deputies, United States Forest Service Law Enforcement, Bend Fire Department Paramedics, AirLink Air Ambulance and Deschutes County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue volunteers were all dispatched to the scene.

When emergency personnel arrived, they found citizen by-standers and fellow paragliders attempting to resuscitate the injured paraglider on the mountain slope about 250 meters from the peak.

The injured paraglider was later identified as 50 year old, Matthew Hans-Joachim Richter, of Bend, Oregon. Mr. Richter was pronounced deceased on scene by emergency medical personnel.

Mr. Richter was described as an experienced paraglider with many years of flying experience. The paraglider wing or canopy, flown by Mr. Richter, was a lightweight motor-less, free-flying, foot launched aircraft with no rigid frame or structure.

According to witness accounts, Mr. Ritcher was only airborne for 10-15 seconds before separating from the wing and falling to the ground. The cause of the accident is still under investigation with the assistance of the Federal Aviation Administration and the NTSB.

CONTACT FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:   Sgt. William Bailey, Public Information Officer, 541-388-6655 or SheriffPIO@deschutes.org  

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, 11 Aug 2019 20:51:49 PDT

Injured Hiker Rescued Near No Name Lake (Photo)

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

Occurred:              08/11/2019   3:05 PM

Location:               No Name Lake (Broken Top)

Rescued:               Ortmann, Mary, Surprise AZ, 74 year old female

 

NARRATIVE:

On 8/11/19 at about 3:05 PM, Deschutes County dispatch received a 911 call regarding an injured hiker near No Name Lake (Broken Top). The injured hiker, later identified as Mary Ortmann, had reportedly fallen while descending the trail and had sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

One Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was able to make phone contact with a member of Ortmann’s party to monitor Ortmann’s status and help coordinate the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue response. 18 DCSO SAR Volunteers responded to the scene while Ortmann and her party began a careful descent to help expedite the process of getting Ortmann to medics.

The DCSO SAR volunteers met Ortmann part way up the Broken Top trail that leads to No Name Lake at about 5:15 pm and treated her on scene. Ortmann was then transported via wheeled litter down to the Broken Top trailhead by the DCSO SAR volunteers where she was then transferred into a DCSO SAR vehicle and transported down to the Todd Lake trailhead where a Bend Fire and Rescue ambulance was waiting.

Ortmann was transported by Bend Fire to St. Charles Bend via ground ambulance to receive further treatment of her injuries.

DCSO SAR volunteers returned to headquarters at approximately 8:00 pm.  

 

 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with four 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.


Sat, 10 Aug 2019 18:20:11 PDT

Suspicious man in Alfalfa: Emergency Phone Network utilized

 

Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office

63333 Highway 20 West

Bend, Oregon 97703

541- 388-6655

 

 

Suspicious man in Alfalfa: Emergency Phone Network utilized

 

Released by: Sergeant Deke DeMars

 

Release Date: August 10th, 2019

 

Location: Dixon Loop/Stenkamp Road

 

Vehicle: 1992 White Ford Explorer

 

NARRATIVE:

 

On August 10th, 2019 at approximately 3:36 PM, deputes with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a suspicious male in the area of Dixon Loop and Stemkamp Road in Alfalfa. It was reported that a male had driven his white 1992 Ford Explorer into a private driveway, turned the vehicle off, and abandoned it.

 

The 911 caller believed the driver had seen deputies, who were in the area on a separate investigation, and he attempted to avoid detection. Deputies responded and searched the property for the male. Deputies determined the man crossed Stemkamp Road west toward Bend.

 

Deputies utilized a K9 team and worked with The Oregon State Police while conducting a search of the area. The man was tracked to Waugh Road but was not located. Deputies and 911 Dispatch unutilized the Emergency Phone Network (EPN) to notify residents in the area of their search.

 

At this time deputies are still working on information to identify the driver of the vehicle. The man was described as, a white male, around 30 years old, 6’1 and approximately 180-190 pounds. He had brown hair with a dark full beard and was wearing a blue and black t-shirt and jeans.

 

Anyone with information about this case should contact Deschutes County non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911.

 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with four 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, 09 Aug 2019 10:55:09 PDT

Emergency Notification Exercise Planned for Crooked River Ranch Area

Joint Media Release

Releasted by: Sgt. Nathan Garibay, Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Emergency Services Manager and Sgt. David Pond, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Emergency Services Manager

Local public safety agencies are planning an emergency notification exercise mid-morning tomorrow (Saturday, August 10, 2019). The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Crooked River Ranch Fire and Rescue, Deschutes County 911 and Frontier Regional Dispatch will send out a test message via the Deschutes Alerts and Frontier Regional Alerts programs around 10 am that morning to residents of the Crooked River Ranch Fire District.

Crooked River Ranch is a rural community of approximately 5,000 that spans both Deschutes and Jefferson Counties with the majority of the community located within Jefferson County. The entire community is served by the Crooked River Ranch Fire and Rescue.

Deschutes Emergency Alerts and Frontier Regional Alerts utilize Everbridge as a solution to notify our residents and provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of emergency situations. Notifications are routinely sent out for dangerous law enforcement incidents, missing persons and evacuations. Local public safety agencies want you and your family to be prepared for the  wildland fire season, and any emergency.

The message will clearly indicate it is a test message and will encourage the recipient to update their profile. We encourage Crooked River Ranch residents to sign up for alerts from both Deschutes and Jefferson Counties as events can impact both sides of the county line.

To sign up for or modify your Deschutes Emergency Alerts account, go to:
www.deschutes.org/911/alerts.

To sign up for or modify your Jefferson County (Frontier Regional Alerts) account, go to:

https://www.jeffco.net/…/citizen-emergency-notification-sys…

The message will also ask the recipeent to encourage friends, family and neighbors to sign up for emergency alerts. Residents can receive messages in the form of Everbridge Contact Bridge App (available on the Apple App Store and Google Play), text, voice call, email as well as TTY (text telephone). Participants can provide up to 11 contact paths to receive notifications. Once receivers respond they received the message, it will stop notifying them unless an updated message is sent out.

If you did not receive a test message, you are probably not signed up or have not updated your profile with current address and contact information. Please go to the sites above to sign up.

If Crooked River Ranch residents have trouble receiving or signing up for messages, they are encouraged to contact the Crooked River Ranch Fire & Rescue District during business hours (8 am to 5 pm weekdays) at 6971 SW Shad Rd or by phone at 541-923-6776.

Please do not call 911 for assistance with notifications and reserve 911 for reporting emergencies.


Thu, 08 Aug 2019 10:03:10 PDT

Second Annual Deputy Day Camp on August 13th (Photo)

Released by:  Sgt. William Bailey – Public Information Officer

Release Date: August 8, 2019

NARRATIVE:

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is excited to once again offer our Deputy Day Camp this year on August 13, 2019. Deputy Day Camp is designed to give kids age 6-12 the opportunity to immerse themselves in the work of a Deputy Sheriff. To accommodate as many kids as possible, we will be offering both morning and afternoon sessions. Each session will include crime scene investigation, squirt gun range with firearms safety, tours of SWAT and Incident Command vehicles, photo station in official DCSO gear, simulated traffic stops, DCSO Search and Rescue equipment, and an exciting K9 demonstration.

Deputy Day Camp will be held at the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office public safety campus located at 63333 Highway 20 West.  Deputy Day Camp times are 9:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm -3:30pm. We ask that parents remain on site and bring any snacks or drinks for their kids.  NO pre-registration is required.  Kids only need to show up, have fun, and become a Junior Deputy Sheriff.  Spanish speaking services will be available during this event.

A video of last year’s Deputy Day Camp can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/XAar_LtHtIY

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 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, 05 Aug 2019 20:25:11 PDT

**Update**Fugitive Sought After Domestic Violence Call East of Bend on Neff Road (Photo)

Updated at 8:25pm by Sgt. William Bailey

At approximately 7:50pm, Michael Young was taken into custody by a DCSO detective after he showed up at residence on Bunchgrass Place, off Bredetich Loop, and asked the homeowner if he could use their phone.  The homeowner was aware of the ongoing search in the area and immediately notified law enforcement.

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Released by: Sgt. William Bailey – Public Information Officer

Release Date: August 5, 2019

Wanted Subject: Michael David Young   Age: 38        Rangley, Colorado

Victim: Female  Age: 26

Victim: Child under 2

Vehicle: Green 2000 Chevy Venture van

NARRATIVE:

On August 5, 2019, at approximately 1:10pm, Deschutes County 911 received a call regarding a domestic dispute in a vehicle on Neff Road, east of Bend.  The caller reported a female from inside the vehicle was observed screaming and attempting to exit the vehicle, but she had been grabbed and pulled back inside by a male.

Seven minutes later at 1:17pm, two deputies observed the vehicle pass them on Hamby Road.  They also witnessed a passenger door on the vehicle open and then close.  The vehicle drove away from the deputies traveling southbound on Hamby, and then westbound onto Fletcher Lane.  Deputies attempted to overtake the vehicle and initiate a traffic stop, but as they caught up to the vehicle at the end of Fletcher Lane, a male had fled on foot.  A twenty-six year old female and a child under the age of two were located safe inside the vehicle. 

The male was quickly identified as Michael David Young.  Young was confirmed to have three warrants out of Colorado for charges including Weapons Offense, Burglary, and Domestic Violence. 

A unified command was set up and a perimeter was immediately established around the search area utilizing units from the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, City of Bend Police Department, Oregon State Police and U.S. Forest Service.  Three K9 Teams (two DCSO and one BPD) and two drones (one DCSO and one BPD) also responded to assist with the search.  An emergency alert was also sent out within a one mile radius of Fletcher Lane, warning residents of the law enforcement activity.  (182 subscribers to the Deschutes Emergency Alerts system received the alert) 

An extensive search of the area was conducted, but Young has not been located.  Young is described as a white male, 6’1”, with brown hair and hazel eyes.  He was last seen wearing dark shorts and a grey long sleeved shirt.  Young is wanted on his outstanding warrants, as well as new charges in Deschutes County including Kidnap II, Assault IV – Felony (Domestic Violence), Coercion, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Violation of Restraining Order, Reckless Endangering and Reckless Driving.

Anyone that sees Young should immediately report the sighting to 911.  Anyone with information about this case should contact Deschutes County non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with four 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, 04 Aug 2019 04:16:05 PDT

DUII crash into Highway 97 divider (Photo)

 

Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office

63333 Highway 20 West

Bend, Oregon 97703

541- 388-6655

 

MEDIA RELEASE  

DUII crash into Highway 97 divider

 

Released by: Sergeant Deke DeMars

Release Date: August 4th, 2019 

 

Location:  Highway 97/Tumalo Place southbound on ramp                       

 

Arrested: Kroth, Richard Lee     47 years of age        Bend, Oregon

 

Vehicle: Black 2015 Chevrolet Van

 

Charges: DUII, Reckless Driving

 

 

NARRATIVE:

 

On August 4, 2019, at approximately 1257 am, deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a vehicle crash on Highway 97 near the Tumalo Place southbound on ramp. Deputies discovered the 2015 black Chevrolet van had crashed into the center divider. An investigation determined Richard Lee Kroth, had been traveling at a high rate of speed down the Tumalo Place on ramp approaching Highway 97. Kroth was not able to negotiate the turn in order to merge into the southbound lane of Highway 97. The van traveled straight through both southbound lanes crashing into the center divider.

 

The force of the van moved the concrete divider over 10 feet which created a hazard for northbound traffic. Deputies determined Kroth had been driving impaired and he was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants and reckless driving. Kroth was booked into the Deschutes County Adult Jail. The north and southbound fast lanes of Highway 97 were blocked for more than three hours while O-DOT repaired the damaged dividers. Kroth was not injured in the crash.

 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Oregon State Police and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

 

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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Sat, 03 Aug 2019 21:15:19 PDT

Injured Horse Rider Rescued After Riding Accident Near Quinn Meadow Horse Camp (Photo)

Released by: Deputy Josh Westfall – Assistant SAR Coordinator

Release Date: August 3rd, 2019

Rescued: Robert Laroe, 57 year old male, Creswell OR

 

On August 3rd, 2019 at approximately 12:40 pm, Deschutes County Dispatch received a 911 call regarding an injured horse rider on a trail near the Quinn Meadow Horse Camp.  Quinn Meadow is located off Century Drive between Devils Lake and Elk Lake. 

One Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Deputy and 15 Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Volunteers responded to the scene while another DCSO Deputy remained in town to help coordinate the response. The first DCSO resources reached the injured rider, identified as Robert Laroe, about a mile down the trail from the horse camp at approximately 1:54 pm. Laroe was treated for potentially life-threatening injuries at the scene and transported via wheeled litter back to Quinn Meadow where a Life Flight helicopter was waiting.

Laroe was flown to St. Charles Bend by Life Flight for further treatment of his injures.

 

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 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, 02 Aug 2019 16:30:25 PDT

8/2/19 **Updated Photo of PAGEL** Human Remains identified*****Human Remains Located Six Miles West of Sunriver on National Forest Land; Investigation Underway (Photo)

Updated by Lt. Chad Davis, Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Detective Division

Date: August 2, 2019  at 4:25 p.m.

Please see a newer DMV photo of Curtis Pagel from 2014. 

No further information

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Updated by Lt. Chad Davis, Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Detective Division

Date: August 2, 2019  at 2:30 p.m.

The human remains in this case have been identified as 48 year old male, Curtis Fredrick Pagel.  Pagel had no known recent address, but had lived in Oregon for many years.  The cause and manner of death is still being determined by the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office.  

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for assistance with any information they may have about Pagel, to include his past work history, past residences or any recent contact they have had with Pagel.  The public is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office through the non-emergency dispatch number of 541-693-6911.  

 

 

 

 

 

Updated by Sgt. William Bailey - Public Information Officer

Date: July 31, 2019 at 3:30pm

An autopsy was performed yesterday on the human remains located Sunday west of Sunriver.  The preliminary results from the autopsy have determined the remains belong to an white male, age range 18-40.

DCSO detectives are actively working with the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office and the Oregon State Police Forensic Lab to review information learned during the autopsy to identify the male.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911.   

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Released by: Sergeant William Bailey – Public Information Officer

Release Date: July 29, 2019

NARRATIVE:

On July 28, 2019, at approximately 11:55am, deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to Deschutes National Forest land approximately 6 miles west of Sunriver after a camper in the area reporting possibly finding a decomposed body.  Arriving deputies did locate and confirm human remains alongside a forest road.  The Oregon State Police Crime Lab was called out to the scene to assist with the investigation and recovery of evidence. 

An autopsy has been scheduled for tomorrow, July 30th, 2019.  Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office detectives are working with the State Medical Examiner’s Office to determine identity and cause/manner of death.  Detectives do believe foul play occcurred in this case.  The investigation is active and ongoing and 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, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with four 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, 01 Aug 2019 15:40:06 PDT

Injured Hiker At Smith Rock State Park Assisted (Photo)

Date:  08/01/19

By:  Lt. Bryan Husband, Search and Rescue Coordinator

Rescued:  Dorothy Jankowski, 56 year old female, Wilton, Connecticut

On 08/01/19, at 10:36am, 9-1-1 Dispatch received a call from a hiker on the Misery Ridge Trail at Smith Rock State Park, reporting another hiker, Dorothy Jankowski, who she had come across, had sustained a non life threatening injury and needed assistance getting down off of the trail.  Jankowski and her husband, Peter Jankowski, were on the Misery Ridge Trail, where it overlooks Monkey Face.

One Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Deputy and nine DCSO SAR Volunteers responded to assist Jankowski.  Redmond Fire Department personnel also responded and arrived first at Jankowski's location at 11:24am.  DCSO SAR Volunteers arrived at 11:52 hours.  Mrs. Jankowski was stabilized and loaded onto a wheeled litter.  Mrs. Jankowski was transported down the back side of the Misery Ridge Trail and then across the Crooked River via RFD raft.  Redmond Fire Department then transported Mrs. Jankowski to St. Charles Hospital in Redmond for further evaluation and treatment.

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 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, 31 Jul 2019 03:22:37 PDT

Bend Man Arrested After Several Hit & Run Crashes and a Pursuit (Photo)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: July 31st, 2019

Released by: Sergeant Kent Vander Kamp

Bend, OR – Bend Man Arrested After Several Hit & Run Crashes and a Pursuit

On July 31, 2019 at approximately 1:12AM, Deschutes County 911 received calls about a Chevrolet truck that crashed into parked cars in the area of the Tumalo Tavern. The 911 callers reported the driver of the truck fled the parking lot after the crashes and provided updated locations to dispatchers as it drove through Tumalo.

About 30 minutes earlier, the Bend Police Department was also investigating another hit and run crash at Jakes Diner in the City of Bend. The victim in that crash provided a description of the truck and driver that matched this same truck in Tumalo. During the investigation, it was determined this was indeed the same truck and driver.

A DCSO Deputy Sheriff attempted to stop the Chevrolet and a pursuit ensued through Tumalo and onto southbound Highway 97 from Tumalo Rd. The Chevrolet was damaged from the previous crashes and never exceeded 55mph.

The Chevrolet driver began driving towards the City of Bend where waiting DCSO Sheriff Deputies deployed spike strips at the Highway 97 and Cooley Rd intersection. The spikes are designed to puncture and slowly flatten tires when a vehicle is driven over them. In this case, the spike strips were successfully deployed and all four of the Chevrolet’s tires deflated, bringing the truck to a safe stop prior to the Robal Rd intersection.

After the truck stopped, DCSO Deputies, with the assistance of Oregon State Police Troopers and Bend Police Officers, conducted a high risk vehicle stop. The driver and sole occupant, Randall Richard Kilby, age 34, of Bend, Oregon was arrested without further incident. Highway 97 was briefly closed during the stop. No injuries were reported.

Kilby was lodged in the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Jail on the following charges;

Parole Violation

Attempt to Elude – Felony

Criminal Mischief x2

Reckless Driving

Recklessly Endangering Another x3

Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit & Run) x3

Driving While Criminally Revoked

CONTACT FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:   Sgt. William Bailey, Public Information Officer, 541-388-6655 or SheriffPIO@deschutes.org  

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, 26 Jul 2019 11:14:05 PDT

**Updated at 11:10am**DCSO Seeks Public's Help to Locate Missing Redmond Area Woman (Photo)

Updated at 11:10am by Sgt. William Bailey - Public Information Officer

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies located Lea Variz this morning just after 10:00am.  She was camping in the Mt. Hood National Forest and was located after a citizen reported seeing her vehicle.  She was safe and unaware she had been reported missing.  

We would like to thank everyone across the state who kept an eye out for her and assisted with the search. 

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Released by: Sgt. William Bailey – Public Information Officer

Release Date: July 25th, 2019

NARRATIVE:

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 42 year old Redmond woman, last seen the morning of Saturday, July 20, at her residence in the 7900 block of Hwy 126 near Redmond.

Investigators believe Lea Dawn Variz, AKA Lea Dawn Baughman, left her residence on the morning of July 20, 2019 to drive to the Portland area.  She was likely driving a silver 2001 Chrysler Concorde, bearing Oregon registration plate 822EHD. (Photo attached is a similar stock photo and not the actual vehicle)

Variz is described as a white female, 5’5”, 175 lbs, with black hair and green eyes.  She was last seen wearing a white romper outfit, with flowers on the bottom half.  She has a half sleeve American flag theme tattoo on her lower left arm and a Stitch character tattoo on the inside of her right arm.  The attached photo of Variz in the white outfit was taken on the day she went missing.  Her cell phone has not been on since that day and she has not been active on social media.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts or that may have information related to this case is asked to call non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911 and speak to a deputy. 

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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