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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, 04 Apr 2020 14:30:05 PDT

Armed Home Invasion Robbery Suspect Arrested In Bend

News Release from Deschutes Co. Sheriff's Office

Released by: Sgt. James McLaughlin

Release Date: April, 4, 2020

Location:    15000 Block of Burgess Road, La Pine OR

Arrested:     Guthrie, Cesar Brandon   Age: 24     Bend, Oregon

Charges:    1 count of Robbery in the First Degree, 1 count of Burglary in the First Degree, 4 counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, 1 count of Coercion, , 4 counts of Menacing, and 1 count of Assault in the Fourth Degree.

 

 

 NARRATIVE:

 

On 4/03/2020, at approximately 3:55 pm deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported home invasion robbery in the area of the 15000 block of Burgess Road in La Pine. The caller reported that a masked male entered the residence with an unknown caliber handgun and threatened the occupants before stealing an item of clothing and fleeing the scene. Deputies arrived within minutes of the original 911 call and learned that the masked male threatened the occupants in the residence with the firearm and forced everyone to the ground before entering a back bedroom. The gunman was confronted by another male resident and a brief struggle ensued while the male resident tried to access his own firearm for defense. During this altercation the male gunman fled the scene on foot before entering the back seat of a waiting getaway vehicle being driven by another person. The victim and resident received treatment, on scene, for minor injuries due to the altercation.

Through the investigation, Deputies identified Cesar Brandon Guthrie as the suspect, an individual known by the victim. Through various investigative techniques and with the help of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division and City of Bend Police Department deputies were able to locate the getaway vehicle within the 1500 block of NE 9th Street in Bend. Deputies and Officers conducted surveillance at the residence and on the vehicle and were able to learn that Guthrie was currently at a residence located in the 400 block of SE Woodland Ave. in the City of Bend.  Additional surveillance and investigative tactics led to Guthrie’s arrest as he left the residence on foot at approximately 9:00 pm. He was taken into custody without incident and lodged at the Deschutes County Adult Jail on 1 count of Robbery in the First Degree, 1 count of Burglary in the First Degree, 4 counts of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, 1 count of Coercion, 4 counts of Menacing, and 1 count of Assault in the Fourth Degree.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division was assisted in this investigation by the City of Bend Police Department, the Oregon State Police, the Sunriver Police Department, the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement (CODE) team, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division and the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team members.

The investigation is ongoing and investigators believe there is no further risk to the public regarding this incident at this time.

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, 27 Mar 2020 16:13:11 PDT

Bend Man Arrested After Gunfire During a Domestic Dispute in Sunriver

Released by:  Sgt. Kent Vander Kamp

Release Date:  March 27th, 2020

Location:    17000 Block of Indio Rd, Bend

Arrested:     Kyle J Ralston, Age 28, of Bend, OR

Charges:     Assault IV – Domestic Violence

                       Harassment

                       Coercion

NARRATIVE:

Sunriver, OR - On March 26th, 2020 at 7:36PM, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to domestic dispute at a home on the 17000 block of Indio Rd. Deschutes County 911 received a call from the homeowner who reported he was assaulted by his son-in-law. The caller also reported he fired a gun during the assault and believed he may have struck his assailant.

DCSO Deputies responded and determined that a domestic dispute erupted between a group of household relatives. The dispute turned physical between the family members. The victim intervened and attempted to defend other family members from Ralston. The victim and Ralston began to struggle and Ralston overpowered the victim.

The victim drew a pistol out of self-defense and fired a single round at Ralston that missed. The victim attempted to fire a second round, however, the pistol malfunctioned.

Ralston fled the scene prior to law enforcement arrival and later agreed to meet investigators at a different location. Ralston was uninjured during the incident.

The victim had minor injuries and did not required any medical treatment.  Alcohol appeared to be a factor in this incident.

Ralston was arrested and lodged at the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Jail with the above 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.

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Fri, 27 Mar 2020 15:37:27 PDT

Outdoor Recreating During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Photo)

Release by: Sgt. William Bailey - Public Information Officer

Release date: March 27, 2020

NARRATIVE:

We are currently seeing many people turn to the outdoors for recreation and exercise right now, which is allowed by Governor Brown’s executive order 20-12.  I understand that the ability to be outside and exercising helps maintain our mental and physical health during these trying times.

This increased outdoor recreation has recently led to numerous lost and/or stuck motorists on snow-packed forest roads as well as lost hikers, snowshoers and snowmobilers.

The majority of our search and rescue missions are carried out by our DCSO SAR Volunteers.  They are selfless heroes who like everyone else across the nation are prioritizing their own health and the needs of their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you get lost or injured and require SAR assistance, you are placing the SAR volunteers in a position where they may have to break social distancing requirements to rescue you. You may be potentially taking the SAR volunteers out of the rotation should quarantine protocols become necessary.

During this already difficult time, we request all outdoor users not take part in high-risk activities.  These activities include backpacking, climbing, backcountry skiing and snowmobiling, or any other activity that puts you at risk for potential rescue.    Please stay on well-established trails, do not go alone, tell a responsible person the details of your plan, and take extra supplies in case of an emergency (The Ten Essentials).  You will also be relying upon an already stressed health care system should you be injured, which will divert fire and hospital resources away from their pandemic response.

Additionally, avoid traveling on snow-packed forest roads right now, as snow depths are hard to determine at times and manageable turn around points can be rare.

Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, “Please do your part to keep yourself, your family, and our community safe. We are all in this together to do our part to lessen the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.  If you choose to go outside to exercise and recreate right now, we want you to be conservative and take the extra steps to do so safely.”

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Sun, 22 Mar 2020 04:06:04 PDT

Uber Driver Attacked By Passenger, Successfully Defends Herself

News Release from Deschutes Co. Sheriff's Office

Released by: Sgt. James McLaughlin

Release Date: March 22, 2020

Location:    Gateway Loop / Skyline Ranch Road, Bend

Arrested:     Mastalir, Mark M.  Age: 52          Bend, Oregon

Charges:    Kidnap 2nd Degree, Assault 2nd Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Coercion, Menacing, Reckless Endangering, Criminal Mischief 1st Degree, and Resisting Arrest

NARRATIVE:

On March 21, 2020, at approximately 11:56pm, Deschutes County 911 received a call from an Uber driver reporting she had just been attacked in her vehicle by a passenger she was transporting.  Several Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the area of Gateway Loop and Skyline Ranch Road, where the victim was waiting on scene. 

Deputies learned the driver was transporting an intoxicated male, later identified as Mark Mastalir of Bend, to a residence on Skyline Ranch Road.  The driver was not provided his specific address on Skyline Ranch Road, only a general area in which to transport Mastalir.  She was told he could lead her to the correct address when they were close.  While in route, Mastalir attacked the driver by pulling her hair and grabbing her right arm, causing her vehicle to swerve dangerously into oncoming traffic and onto the shoulder of the road. Mastalir continued attacking the female driver after the vehicle had stopped. As the assault transitioned to outside the vehicle Mastalir began to slam the driver’s head off of the asphalt roadway.  

The driver successfully fought Mastalir off inside and outside of her vehicle with the use of pepper spray, a handheld stun gun, and a collapsible baton.  She was treated on scene by medics from Bend Fire and was later transported to St. Charles Medical Center by POV.

Deputies quickly located Mastalir near the scene, and took him into custody.  Mastalir suffered severe lacerations to his head, and was treated by medics on scene before being transported to St. Charles Medical Center for additional care.  After his release from the hospital, deputies booked Mastalir into the Deschutes County Adult Jail on the charges of Kidnap 2nd Degree, Assault 2nd Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Coercion, Menacing, Reckless Endangering, Criminal Mischief 1st Degree and Resisting Arrest.

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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Sat, 21 Mar 2020 18:29:33 PDT

Fryrear Road area explosion (Photo)

MEDIA RELEASE  

Fryrear Road area explosion

Released by: Lt. Mike Biondi

Release Date: 03/21/2020

Incident date/time: 03/21/2020 at 11:45 a.m. 

Location: 68000 Block of Fryrear Road - on undeveloped county property

NARRATIVE:

On 03/21/2020 at about 11:45 hours, Deschutes County 911 received a report of a loud explosion in the 68000 block of Fryrear Road.  Deschutes County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the area along with Cloverdale Fire Department personnel.

Upon arrival, deputies located debris strewn about the area and found a couch frame hanging from the power lines.  The investigation revealed unknown person(s) detonated an explosive device which blew up a mattress and couch.  The blast was significant enough to launch the couch frame into the air where it hung up on the power lines which were approximately 20-30 feet above the ground.  A resident approximately a mile away reported the blast shook the windows of their residence.  No significant power outages were reported in the area.    

A late model, white, full-sized Chevy or GMC pickup was seen leaving the area.  It was described as lifted with off road tires and possibly had out of state license plates.  It was operated by a white male and white female with long dark hair.  They were believed to be in their 30s.

An Oregon State Police bomb technician responded and investigated the scene along with a Central Electric Cooperative crew who removed the frame from the powerlines.

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with information regarading this incidnet to call non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911.  Refernece case number 20-70067.  

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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Sat, 21 Mar 2020 10:13:25 PDT

DCSO SAR Searching For Lost Snowmobiler (Photo)

********Updated Press Release***********

Date 03/21/20

On 03/21/20, at about 9:40am, John Pieratt was able to maneuver to a location and dial 9-1-1.  At about that same time, one of the DCSO SAR snowmobile search teams arrived at his location, which can best be described as a meadow area in the upper Bend Watershed, just south of snowmobile Trail 8 and east of snomobile Trail 6.  John is reported to be cold and tired, but otherwise in good condition.  He will be transported by DCSO SAR snowmobile teams back to Kapka Butte sno-park and reunited with his family.

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office would like to thank AirLink for all of their assistance with this search, as well as the Moon Country Snowbuster snowmobile club, who had riders in the area assisting with the search.  The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office would like to remind those recreating in the backcountry that cell phones can be used to both call AND/OR text 9-1-1 if you become lost as a means to identify your location.  All those recreating in the backcountry are encouraged to take with them the "Ten Essentials" for backcountry travel.  These items include navigation, extra clothing/layers, light source, first aid supplies, fire source, mini tool kit, extra food and water, emergency shelter (space blanket or tarp) and sun protection.

 

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Date:  03/21/20

Location:  Snowmobile Trail 6 Near Moon Mountain

By:  Lt. Bryan Husband, Search and Rescue Coordinator

Lost Subject:  John Pieratt, 54 year old male, Arizona

Narrative:

On 03/20/20, at about 5:57pm, Judy Pieratt called 9-1-1 Dispatch reporting she and her husband, John Pieratt, had been riding snowmobiles on Trail 6, near Moon Mountain, but her husband was now missing.  Judy reported her husband as an experienced snowmobile rider, but unfamiliar with the area.  John Pieratt was described as a healthy white male, approximately 6' tall, 200 lbs, last seen wearing black snow pants, a bright green snow jacket, a bright green backpack an unknown colored helmet and tennis shoes.  Judy reported her husband was wearing warm layers and had food and water.  John Pieratt had been operating a black Ski Doo Summit snowmobile.

Two DCSO Deputies and 11 DCSO Search and Rescue Volunteers responded to assist with a search for John Pieratt.  DCSO SAR Volunteer teams consisted of  seven snowmobile team riders, two air operation team members, and two incident management team members.  AirLink assisted with an aerial search for Pieratt, with the two DCSO SAR Air Ops team members assisting with navigation and visual observing.  The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center was contacted and assisted with cell phone forensics, as John Pieratt was in possession of his cell phone when he went missing.

DCSO SAR teams, AirLink and AFRCC searched into the night, covering all of the surrounding snowmobile trails around the area where John Pieratt was last seen as well as monitoring his cell phone for any potential use that would assist in narrowing down his current location.  At approximately 2:00am, after covering the mentioned areas without success, DCSO SAR teams were recalled to SAR base in Bend for searcher safety as well as to wait for daylight and better searching conditions.  At about 7:00am, two DCSO Deputies and 19 DCSO SAR Volunteers resumed the search for Pieratt.  Teams consisted of 10 snowmobile riders, two tracked Argo operators, three air ops team members (to again link up with AirLink for additional aerial searching), three incident management support members and one logistical support team member.  AFRCC continues to assist as the search continues at this time.

There are numerous recreators in and around the search area and anyone with information as to John Pieratt's whereabouts is encouraged to contact Dispatch: 541-693-6911, or in an emergency, 9-1-1.

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, 17 Mar 2020 16:36:07 PDT

DCSO to Limit Access into Most Buildings Starting Tomorrow Morning (Photo)

Prepared by Sgt. William Bailey - Public Information Officer

Release Date: March 17, 2020

NARRATIVE:

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office will begin limiting access into most Sheriff's Office buildings, substations, and the adult jail administration lobby during business hours starting tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m.

We are taking this additional step to protect our staff and the community we serve.  All external doors to our Main Office, Adult Jail and outlying substations will be locked to prevent unnecessary access into the buildings.  Notices will posted on the outside doors notifying community members that they must call into the building by telephone and their need to access the building will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.  

If there is a need for in-person contact but the situation does not necessitate entering the building, office staff will get a vehicle description and then to provide for "social distancing", ask the caller to wait inside their vehicle or outside of the building for a deputy to contact them.  There are still certain circumstances where a citizen may need to enter one of our buildings to retrieve property, register as a sex offender, bail out an inmate, etc..  In those situations, office staff will then grant access into the building to accommodate and assist the citizen.

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Work Center lobby will remain open to alow for inmate video visiting and access to the second floor where Deschutes County Parole and Probation is located.

Anyone with questions or needing more information can call the DCSO main line at 541-388-6655 for assistance.

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Sun, 15 Mar 2020 15:06:55 PDT

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office SAR Assists Stranded Motorists in Lake County (Photo)

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

Occurred:           3/14/20    6:18 PM

Location:             Forest Service Rd 22, about 16 miles east of La Pine in Lake County

Rescued:            Martin, William, 48 yo male, Bend OR & 4 of his family members
                   
NARRATIVE:

On 3/15/20 at about 1818 hours, Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue received a mutual aid request from the Lake County Sheriff's Office regarding five motorists stuck in a vehicle in snow on Forest Service Road 22 (Finley Butte Rd) about 16 miles east of La Pine in Lake County. Lake County advised they were unable to respond which is why they were requesting help from DCSO SAR. 

The motorists had reportedly been attempting to drive from Bend to La Pine via the FS 22 Rd when they became stuck. The subjects attempted to call a tow truck without success. They also attempted to walk out several miles to a separate vehicle that was driving down the 22 Rd from La Pine to get them, but the distance and weather prevented them from doing so, resulting in their call to 911. The stranded motorists were later identified as William Martin and four members of his family. The motorists had a 4 wheel drive vehicle, food, water, cell phone charger and plenty of fuel. 

Based on this information two DCSO SAR volunteers responded about six miles down the 22 Rd where they then deployed in the DCSO SAR ARGO ATV. The SAR volunteers traveled east approximately 10 miles on the 22 Rd to the subjects’ location in the ARGO, reaching them at about 9:45 pm. The motorists were all unharmed and were provided transport back to the La Pine area where additional family members were waiting for them.

This winter, numerous motorists have attempted to travel on FS 22 Rd or other forests roads near it, ultimately becoming stuck and calling for assistance. DCSO recommends limiting travel on these roads until snowpack recedes significantly. If you find yourself having to travel these roads this time of year be sure to bring appropriate vehicles, equipment including a shovel, lighting, clothing, blankets, 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.


Fri, 13 Mar 2020 15:56:21 PDT

Head-on crash east of Bend sends three to hospital (Photo)

MEDIA RELEASE  

Head-on crash east of Bend sends three to hospital

Released by: Lt. Mike Biondi

Release Date: 03/13/2020

 

Occurred date/time: 03/13/2020 at 12:02 p.m.

Location: Alfalfa Market Road - about 1/4 mile west of Dodds Road

 

Driver #1: Petersen, Jason - 34 years of age - Bend, Oregon

Passenger #1: Hill, Dana - 30 years of age - unknown address

Vehicle #1: Blue 2000 Dodge Dakota pickup

 

Driver #2: Kelley, John - 53 years of age - Redmond, Oregon

Vehicle #2: White 2018 Ford Escape

 

NARRATIVE:

On March 13, 2020 at about 12:02 hours Deschutes County 911 received a report of a two vehicle, head-on crash on Alfalfa Market Road just west of Dodds Road, east of Bend.  Several DCSO deputies as well as Bend Fire Department and Alfalfa Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene.

Upon arrival, the white Ford Escape was blocking the eastbound lane of travel and the blue Dodge pickup was on the eastbound shoulder of the roadway.  Paramedics began treating both drivers and the passenger for injuries and ultimately transported all three via ground ambulance to SCMC - Bend with non-life threatening injuries. 

The investigation determined Kelley was eastbound on Alfalfa Market Road in a Deschutes County Community Development Department vehicle.  Petersen was westbound on Alfalfa Market Road, failed to negotiate a sweeping right hand turn and crossed the center line, hitting Kelley's vehicle head on.  Alfalfa Market Road was closed in both directions for approximately 90 minutes.  Petersen was cited for Driving While Suspended - Violation, Driving Uninsured and Fail to Maintain Lane.

Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in this crash.  Both drivers had been wearing seatbelts at the time of crash.  It is unknown if Hill was.

 

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, 13 Mar 2020 15:01:43 PDT

Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash Lower Bridge Way; Vehicle Occupants Identified (Photo)

Updated Release by Sgt. William Bailey on March 13, 2020 at 3:00pm

Deceased Driver: Petty, Daniel K.    Age: 65     Crooked River Ranch, Oregon

Injured Passenger: Jackson, Peter J.    Age: 37     Redmond, Oregon

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Released by: Lieutenant Ty Rupert

Release Date: 3/11/2020

Driver #1: Deceased – Pending Next of Kin Notification

Vehicle #1: 2001 Ford Ranger  

NARRATIVE:

On March 11, 2020, at approximately 1845 hours Deschutes County Deputies were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash on Lower Bridge Rd at NW 31st St in Terrebonne. Upon arrival deputies located a single vehicle into a tree. Redmond Fire responded to assist and pronounced the driver of the vehicle deceased at the scene. The male passenger was transported by ground ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Redmond for serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation determined the vehicle was westbound on Lower Bridge Rd when the vehicle left the roadway crossing into the oncoming lane and struck a large juniper tree on the eastbound shoulder near the intersection of NW 31st. St and Lower Bridge Rd. The roadway was closed to all traffic for approximately 2 hours. The Deschutes County Road Department responded with flaggers to control traffic in the area during the investigation.

 Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash. It appears the driver may have suffered from a medical emergency prior to the crash.

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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Thu, 12 Mar 2020 14:20:35 PDT

Bend Shredding Event This Saturday Canceled; Will Be Rescheduled Later this Summer (Photo)

Updated by Sgt. William Bailey on March 12, 2020 at 2:20 pm

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office has canceled our Pubic Shredding Event scheduled for this upcoming Saturday.  This event will be rescheduled later this summer.

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Released by: Sgt. William Bailey – Public Information Officer

Release Date: February 28, 2020

NARRATIVE:

The first of four public shredding events we are hosting this year will be Saturday, March 14, from 10:00am until noon, in the parking lot of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office in Bend.  We are collaborating with Secure Shred during the event to provide residents of Deschutes County the opportunity to safely destroy up to four medium boxes of personal documents.  We will also have valuable identity-theft prevention information available for our community members hoping to learn more.

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

Prescription Drug Disposal On-Site

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

Canned Food Drive

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

Future shredding events will be held May 9th in La Pine, June 20th in Sisters, and September 12th in Terrebonne.  Visit our website at https://sheriff.deschutes.org/community/community-programs/events/ to see these and other offered public events.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with 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, 10 Mar 2020 13:55:35 PDT

2020 Mandatory Boater Education Training Classes and Pre-Season Boat Inspections (Photo)

Released by Sgt. WIlliam Bailey - Public Information Officer

Release date: March 10, 2020

NARRATIVE:

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit is pleased to announce the return of our free Mandatory Boater Education training classes as well as a pre-season opportunity to have your motorized boat inspected. Oregon law requires Oregon residents 12 years of age and older who operate powered boats of more than 10 hp, to obtain their Mandatory Boater Education card. Failure to have a card under the above conditions might result in a $110 fine. This card is not a license to operate a boat, as there is no such requirement in Oregon. Once a boater receives their card, it never has to be renewed. There is a one-time $10 cost to receive your card and duplicate cards are available for $8.

Boat operators can also access the testing material and take the test on-line through the Oregon State Marine Board website, but there is generally a fee associated with the test and receiving a certificate. The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office offers four, three hour classes free of charge that accomplishes the same goal. Students watch a video, are given information pertaining to specific Oregon laws and requirements and have the opportunity to ask questions. Students then take a 75 question multiple choice test; a minimum score of 70% is needed to pass. The tests are graded at the class and once a student has passed, they receive all necessary paperwork and information on how to receive their card from the Oregon State Marine Board.

The following is the schedule of classes for 2020. All classes run from 9am-12pm and are held at the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office in Bend (63333 Hwy 20 West). There is no sign up or registration for the class, but please arrive a few minutes prior to the start of the class to check in. For additional information, go to www.sheriff.deschutes.org, or www.boatoregon.com or contact the Sheriff’s Office at 541-388-6501.

2020 Class Dates: April 18th, May 9th, June 13th and August 8th

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office will also be providing an opportunity for boaters to have their boats inspected at three different locations in Deschutes County. The inspections will be offered on April 11th, 2020, at Big Country RV in Redmond, Sportsman’s Warehouse in Bend and the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office substation in La Pine. DCSO Marine Deputies and Volunteers will be present at the above locations on April 11th, between the hours of 9am-3pm.
Lastly, the DCSO Marine and OHV Patrol units will be at the Sportsman’s Show at the Deschutes County Fair and Expo center, March 12th-15th, 2020. Stop by our booth and get caught up on the latest information related to boating, operating OHV’s and more!

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Tue, 10 Mar 2020 13:41:12 PDT

DCSO Now Offers "Blue Line Safety Zone" in Sisters (Photo)

Prepared by: Sgt. William Bailey - Public Information Officer

Release date: March 10, 2020

NARRATIVE:

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office is now offering the Blue Line Safety Zone in Sisters.  This clearly marked and well-lit location is for our community to use for the various kinds of exchanges that occur every day in Central Oregon. Examples include child visitation exchanges and the legal buying and selling of merchandise from various online websites. By providing a location in the parking lot of the Sheriff’s Office substation in Sisters, we are hoping to deter those that would take advantage of or do harm to those in our community.

Sheriff L. Shane Nelson said, “Law enforcement is known as the Thin Blue Line, protecting our community by delivering superior public safety and service. Our office strives to be as proactive as we can be in delivering this service. The Sheriff's Blue Line Safety Zone provides a safer, video recorded public area for parent exchanges of children as well as in person transactions following online sales.”

This location is under 24-hour video surveillance and provides a safer location for members of our community to meet and exchange children or legally purchased merchandise. Our deputies won’t get involved in or directly monitor these transactions, however, if the need arises we would have video surveillance available to refer back to. Community members should call 911 from this location should an emergency arise.

Meeting a person unknown to you to complete an online transaction comes with inherent risk. Community members should always use caution and choose a public location to complete any online transaction.

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Deschutes County Sheriff 2016

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