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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, 31 Jul 2021 21:31:51 PDT

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Searching for Missing Female West of Redmond (Update: Subject Location) (Photo)

Update: Subject Located

Sheriff's Deputies received numerous tips from the public.  As a result, the search started to focus on the area around Tetherow Bridge. SAR Teams began focused ground searches in this area, moving outwards as areas were cleared.

Schissel was located at approximately 7:40 PM on BLM land south of Tetherow Bridge by a concerned neighbor who was in the area.  Upon being located, a nearby SAR team that had been assigned to the search that area, patrol deputies and other SAR members responded to evaluate her. Schissel was evaluated by a SAR EMT and transported home.

The following resources were assigned to this search:

1 - Special Services Deputy

8 - Patrol Deputies including 1 Patrol Canine Team

1 - Forest Service Law Enforcement Officer and Canine

21 - SAR Volunteers including 1 SAR Canine Team

1 - Lifeflight Helicopter and crew

The Sheriff's Office would like to thank the countless area residents who provided information and assisted in the search efforts.

Update with Photo:

Sheriff's Deputies and SAR Volunteers are continuing to search the area.  A Lifeflight helicopter has joined the search.

See attached photo of Schissel from 2013.  She is not wearing glasses today.

Original Release:

Date/Time: 07-31-21 / 3:20 PM

Released by: Sgt. Nathan Garibay

Missing Subject: Janelle Schissel, 81 yrs

Description: 5'4", 110 pounds, white female, gray hair, brown eyes, wearing a red print shirt, tan capris pants, and tennis shoes

On July 31, 2021 at approximately 3:20 pm, the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a missing female in the area of NW 74th and Larch Ave in unincorporated northwest Redmond.  The missing female, Janelle Schissel is affected by memory loss.  It appears she may have been gone from the home since around noon.  Sheriff's Deputies, a USFS Law Enforcement canine team, a DCSO Canine Team, Search and Rescue volunteers (including trackers and a canine team are currently searching the area or responding).  A Deschutes Alerts alert was broadcast to residents in teh area to be on the lookout for Schissel.

If you see Schissel or a person matching her description, please contact the Sheriff's Office by 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 five K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.


Fri, 30 Jul 2021 13:05:06 PDT

Tip Leads to Search Warrant and Arrest for Possession of Child Pornography (Photo)

Released by: Sergeant Jayson Janes

Date: July 30, 2021

 

Location: 25000 block of Elk Ln. Bend

Arrested: Kyler Gaede, 22 year old male, Bend

Charges: Encouraging Child Sex Abuse I (10 counts) and Encouraging Child Sex Abuse II (10 counts) 

 

In June 2021, detectives from the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office received a tip from the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) about Kyler Gaede being in possession of images of child sex abuse. 

After receiving the tip, detectives began investigating Kyler Gaede. Detectives applied for and were granted a search warrant to seize Gaede’s electronics. Detectives executed this search warrant in the beginning of July. Various electronic devices were seized during the search warrant. Search warrants were then granted to search the seized electronic devices. The devices were analyzed by DCSO Digital Forensic detectives and additional search warrants were granted for online accounts used and operated by Gaede. The search of these accounts revealed numerous images of child sex abuse and Gaede’s involvement in the distribution of child pornography.

On July 29, 21 Gaede was interviewed again by detectives and later lodged in the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Jail on the above mentioned charges. 

The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program is a national network of 61 coordinated task forces representing over 4,500 federal, state, and local law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies.

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation whose mission is to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization. NCMEC works with families, victims, private industry, law enforcement, and the public to assist with preventing child abductions, recovering missing children, and providing services to deter and combat child sexual exploitation.

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 five K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.


Fri, 30 Jul 2021 13:01:42 PDT

Investigation of Mail Theft Leads to Search Warrant Two Subjects Arrested (Photo)

Released by: Sergeant Jayson Janes
Date: July 30, 2021

Location: 2800 block of SW Indian Place, Redmond

Arrested: Darry Larsen, 33 year old male, Redmond

Charges: Aggravated Identity Theft, Identity Theft (2 counts), Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card (2 counts), Criminal Mischief I, Theft I (2 counts), Mail Theft (13 counts), Theft III, Parole Violation, and Warrant.

Arrested: Brandon Arnett, 44 year old male, Redmond

Charges: Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Probation Violation

 

On July 29, 2021 at approximately 7:00 AM, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office detectives and members of SWAT served a search warrant in the 2800 block of SW Indian Place in Redmond.

The Sheriff’s Office obtained evidence linking Darry Larsen to recent mail theft and other financial crimes. Larsen also had active warrants for his arrest.  Deputies applied for and were granted a search warrant for Larsen and his residence.

The DCSO SWAT team was used to execute the search warrant based on the amount of persons known to occupy the residence as well as the history of some of the occupants. Multiple subjects were contacted and detained during the search warrant without incident.

During the warrant, a rifle was found and determined to be in the possession of Brandon Arnett. Arnett is a convicted felon and not allowed to possess firearms. He was later transported to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Jail and lodged on the above mentioned charges.

Further evidence of mail theft and various financial crimes was located within the residence.  A handgun was also located and determined to belong to Larsen.

Larsen was later transported to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Jail and lodged on the above mentioned charges.

This investigation is still ongoing and the Sheriff’s Office anticipates further 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, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with five K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.


Fri, 23 Jul 2021 08:38:39 PDT

July 23, 2021 Update: Evacuation Level Reductions Around Darlene Fire (Photo)

Updated Release

Date: July 23, 2021

Released by:

Sgt. Nathan Garibay, Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Emergency Manager

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office is dropping all evacuation levels around the Darlene Fire.  This decision was made in consultation and coordination with Central Oregon Fire Management Service (COFMS) and the incident commander.

The area that was previously a Level 1 (Be Ready) Evacuation area is described as:

  • All residences south of La Pine off of Darlene Way to the Deschutes/Klamath County Line including Old Ice Cave Rd.

Current maps including evacuation areas can be found at: https://deschutes.org/emergency

For fire information, you can visit the Central Oregon Fire Information site at: www.centraloregonfire.org

For American Red Cross assistance, please call 1-888-680-1455.

Previous Updated Release

Date: July 18, 2021

Released by:

Sgt. Nathan Garibay, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Manager

Brandon Fowler, Klamath County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Manager

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and Klamath County Sheriff’s Office are adjusting evacuation levels around the Darlene Fire in coordination with fire managers.

The following areas have been reduced from a Level 2 (Get Set) Evacuation Notice to a Level 1 (Be Ready) Evacuation notice:

  • All residences south of La Pine off of Darlene Way to the Deschutes/Klamath County Line including Old Ice Cave Rd.

All evacuation notices have been dropped in the areas previously in a Level 1 (Be Ready) Evacuation Notice:

  • Areas south of the Deschutes/Klamath County line including most of township 23 east of Hwy 97.  This area includes Sun Forest Estates, Split Rail, and Antelope Meadows.

This decision was made after consultation with fire managers. We will continue to work with fire managers to ensure public safety and prevent conflicts between citizens and fire operations.  Please refrain from unnecessary travel through these areas as fire equipment and personnel are moving through the area. 

Several property owners sustained damage from the fire.  At this time, preliminary reports indicate 2 residential buildings, several outbuildings, RVs, and other vehicles were damaged or destroyed.  Property owners inside the fire area, should be aware of hazards including burned trees, structures that may been destroyed by fire, and hazardous substances.  Please use caution if your property was impacted by fire.  

We appreciate the cooperation and understanding of residents. 

Current maps including evacuation areas can be found at: https://deschutes.org/emergency

For fire information, you can visit the Central Oregon Fire Information site at: www.centraloregonfire.org

For American Red Cross assistance, please call 1-888-680-1455.

Original Release

Date: July 16, 2021

Released by:

Sgt. Nathan Garibay, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Manager

Brandon Fowler, Klamath County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Manager

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and Klamath County Sheriff’s Office are adjusting evacuation levels around the Darlene Fire in coordination with fire managers.

The following areas have been reduced from a Level 3 (Go Now) Evacuation Notice to a A Level 2 (Get Set) Evacuation notice:

  • All residences south of La Pine off of Darlene Way to the Deschutes/Klamath County Line including Old Ice Cave Rd.

Level 2: Means “BE SET” to evacuate. You must prepare to leave at a moment’s notice. This level indicates there is significant danger to your area, and residents should either voluntary relocate to a shelter or with family and friends outside of the affected area, or if choosing to remain, to be ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice. Residents MAY have time to gather necessary items, but doing so is at their own risk. This may be the only notice you receive. Emergency services cannot guarantee that they will be able to notify you if conditions rapidly deteriorate. Area media services will be asked to broadcast periodic updates.

The following areas have been reduced from a Level 2 (Be Set) Evacuation Notice to a Level 1 (Be Ready) Pre-Evacuation notice:

  • Areas south of the Deschutes/Klamath County line including most of township 23 east of Hwy 97.  This area includes Sun Forest Estates, Split Rail, and Antelope Meadows.

Level 1: Means “BE READY” for potential evacuation. Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information. This is the time for preparation and precautionary movements of persons with special needs, mobile property and (under certain circumstances) pets and livestock. If conditions worsen, emergency services personnel may contact you via an emergency notification system.

This decision was made after consultation with fire managers. We will continue to work with fire managers to ensure public safety and prevent conflicts between citizens and fire operations.  Please refrain from unnecessary travel through these areas as fire equipment and personnel are moving through the area. 

Several property owners sustained damage from the fire.  At this time, preliminary reports indicate 2 residential buildings, several outbuildings, RVs, and other vehicles were damaged or destroyed.  Property owners inside the fire area, should be aware of hazards including burned trees, structures that may been destroyed by fire, and hazardous substances.  Please use caution if your property was impacted by fire.  

We appreciate the cooperation and understanding of residents. 

Current maps including evacuation areas can be found at: https://deschutes.org/emergency (there are currently no active evacuations)

For fire information, you can visit the Central Oregon Fire Information site at: www.centraloregonfire.org

For American Red Cross assistance, please call 1-888-680-1455.

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Thu, 22 Jul 2021 10:26:49 PDT

DCSO Hosts National Night Out in La Pine and Sisters (Photo)

Released by: Sergeant Jayson Janes

Release Date: July 22, 2021

 

 

On Tuesday August 3rd, 2021, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office will host two National Night Out events, one in La Pine and one in Sisters from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.   National Night Out is a community-police awareness-raising event in the United States, held the first Tuesday of August. The event has been held annually since 1984, and is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch in the United States. 

This event is meant to increase awareness about the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office’s presence in La Pine and Sisters.  These National Night Out events give the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office an opportunity to build relationships with our citizens and trust. 

The National Night Out event in La Pine will be held at the La Pine Senior Center, located at 16450 Victory Way.  The Senior Center is partnering with the Sheriff’s Office to provide hot dogs and drinks to those in attendance.

The National Night Out event in Sisters will be held at the Village Green Park, located at 125 E. Washington St. in Sisters.  The Sheriff’s Office will host an “ice cream social” style get together for those in attendance.

The events will allow the citizens of La Pine and Sisters to interact with our deputies, look at emergency vehicles from patrol, K-9 and our Special Services Division.  Deputies will provide give away items for children and allow them to tour our vehicles and have opportunities for photos. 

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 five K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.


Wed, 21 Jul 2021 14:48:36 PDT

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Volunteers assist two injured hikers at Smith Rock State Park (Photo)

Date Occurred: July 20, 2021

Released by: Deputy Aaron Myers, Assistant Search and Rescue Coordinator

Location: Smith Rock State Park 

Person Assisted: Zazueta, Amanda 25 year old female, Simi Valley, CA

Person Assisted: Jaiswal, Prerna 43 year old female, San Jose, CA

Narrative:

On July 20, 2021 at approximately 1440 hours, 911 Dispatch received a call of an injured hiker, Amanda Zazueta, near the top of Misery Ridge trail at Smith Rock State Park. Redmond Fire personnel responded to Zazueta's location and determined due to her injury, she was unable to make it down the trail without the assistance of a wheeled litter. Redmond Fire requested the assistance of the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Volunteers to assist Zazueta down the trail in the wheeled litter. 

12 DCSO SAR Volunteers responded to Smith Rock State Park to assist. At 1620 hours, 911 Dispatch received a call of a second injured hiker, Prerna Jaiswal, who was hiking on the Mesa Verde Trail. The 12 DCSO SAR Volunteers were still responding to Smith Rock State Park when this second incident occurred. 

The DCSO SAR Volunteers arrived at 1625 hours and two Volunteers were able to walk to Jaiswal and begin an initial medical assessment of her condition. 6 SAR Volunteers continued up the trail to Zazueta's location, while the rest of the SAR team assisted Jaiswal. 

It was determined Jaiswal would also need to be assisted down the trail in a wheeled litter. DCSO SAR Volunteer used Redmond Fire's wheeled litter and brought her 0.1 miles down the trail where she was taken across the river to waiting Redmond Fire medics who evaluated her further. Jaiswal was evaluated and released to family. 

The six SAR Volunteers who continued up to Zazueta's location were able to get her into the wheeled litter and began bringing her down the Mesa Verde Trail with the assistance of Redmond Fire. The six volunteers after assisting Jaiswal walked up and also assisted in bringing Zazueta down the trail. Zazueta was brought approximately � mile down the trail in the wheeled litter to the river crossing where she crossed to waiting Redmond Fire Personnel. Zazueta was evaluated and released to friends.  

 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 five K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff�s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.


Mon, 19 Jul 2021 12:25:59 PDT

Grandview Fire Evacuation Update 07/19/21 (Joint Release)

**UPDATE**

Date: July 19, 2021

Released by:

Sgt. Nathan Garibay, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Manager

Sgt. David Pond, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Manager

In coordination with the Oregon Deparment of Forestry Incident Management Team managing the fire, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office are dropping all evacuation notices around the Grandview Fire.

This decision was made after consultation with fire managers and cooperating agencies. We will continue to work with fire managers to ensure public safety and prevent conflicts between citizens and fire operations.  Please refrain from unnecessary travel through these areas as fire equipment and personnel are moving through the area. Please obey all forest closures put in place by the Deschutes National Forest Sisters Ranger District and the Ochoco National Forest Crooked River National Grasslands.

We encourage community members to remain vigilant and take steps to protect their homes and families from wildfire.  For more information visit projectwildfire.org.

For fire information, you can visit the Central Oregon Fire Information site at: www.centraloregonfire.org

Orginal Release

Date: July 16, 2021

Released by:

Sgt. Nathan Garibay, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Manager

Sgt. David Pond, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Manager

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office are adjusting evacuation levels around the Grandview Fire in coordination with fire managers.

A Level 3 (Go Now) Evacuation notice remains in place for following areas:

  • Wilt Rd addresses and any road off of Wilt Rd from 17745 Wilt Rd to the north
  • The last 1 mile of Stevens Canyon Rd in Deschutes County
  • All residences off the FS 6360 (road to Alder Springs)
  • Residences in Jefferson County in the Stevens Canyon area, Wilt Rd and FS 63, and all areas south of Geneva.

Level 3: Means “GO” evacuate now. Leave immediately! Danger to your area is current or imminent, and you should evacuation immediately. If you choose to ignore this advisement, you must understand that emergency services may not be available to assist you further. DO NOT delay leaving to gather any belongings or make efforts to protect your home. This will be the last notice you receive.

A Level 2 (Get Set) Evacuation notice for the following areas:

  • Wilt Rd south of 17745 Wilt Rd to 17356 Wilt Rd
  • All areas of Stevens Canyon north of 70400 block
  • Mountain View Ln north of 17820 Mountain View Ln
  • Residences on the west and north side of Holmes Rd from milepost 5 to Lower Bridge Rd

Level 2: Means “BE SET” to evacuate. You must prepare to leave at a moment’s notice. This level indicates there is significant danger to your area, and residents should either voluntary relocate to a shelter or with family and friends outside of the affected area, or if choosing to remain, to be ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice. Residents MAY have time to gather necessary items, but doing so is at their own risk. This may be the only notice you receive. Emergency services cannot guarantee that they will be able to notify you if conditions rapidly deteriorate. Area media services will be asked to broadcast periodic updates.

A Level 1 (Get Set) Pre-Evacuation notice is issued for the following areas:

All areas previously Level 2 including:

  • Wilt Rd and adjacent roads south of 17356 Wilt Rd to Camp Polk Rd
  • All areas including side roads off of Buffalo Rd
  • Mountain View Ln including side roads from 17820 Mountain View Ln to the south
  • All residences on the east and south side of Holmes Rd from milepost 5 to Lower Bridge Road
  • Northern portion of McKenzie Canyon (70425 McKenzie Rd north)

Level 1: Means “BE READY” for potential evacuation. Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information. This is the time for preparation and precautionary movements of persons with special needs, mobile property and (under certain circumstances) pets and livestock. If conditions worsen, emergency services personnel may contact you via an emergency notification system.

This decision was made after consultation with fire managers. We will continue to work with fire managers to ensure public safety and prevent conflicts between citizens and fire operations.  Please refrain from unnecessary travel through these areas as fire equipment and personnel are moving through the area. Wilt Rd is closed to local and fire traffic only from Buffalo Rd north.  FS 6360 (Alder Springs Rd) is also closed at Holmes Rd.

We appreciate the cooperation and understanding of residents. 

Current maps including evacuation areas can be found at: https://deschutes.org/emergency

For fire information, you can visit the Central Oregon Fire Information site at: www.centraloregonfire.org

For American Red Cross assistance, please call 1-888-680-1455.

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Fri, 16 Jul 2021 11:11:02 PDT

Traffic Stop Leads to Seizure of Methamphetamine

Released by: Detective Sergeant Doug Sullivan

Release Date: July 16, 2021

Location: Hwy 26 near MP 17 Prineville, OR

Arrested: Travis Perala (56 year old male) Prineville, OR

Charges: Possession of Methamphetamine ,Distribution of Methamphetamine, Manufacture of Methamphetamine

Over the last month, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit has been investigating Travis Perala for the ongoing sales of controlled substances in the tri-county area. On July 15, 2021, Street Crimes detectives learned Perala was returning to the tri-county area with possible controlled substances in his possession.

Detectives observed Perala traveling on a 2016 Husqvarna MC east bound on Hwy 26 near Prineville, OR. Perala was stopped near MP 17 on Hwy 26. A Crook County Sheriff’s Office K9, Jett, and his partner Sgt. Mitch Madden responded and K9 Jett alerted to the presence of controlled substances in the motorcycle Perala was operating. A subsequent search of Perala’s motorcycle revealed he was in possession of approximately 93 grams of methamphetamine (a commercial quantity), digital scale, and packaging material. Perala was also in possession of a .38 caliber handgun and a rifle. 

Perala was taken into custody on the above listed charges and lodged in the Crook County Jail. The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit was assisted by the Crook County Sheriff’s Office and the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team (CODE.)

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office street crimes unit focuses enforcement on street level drug cases and quality of life issues connected to property crimes throughout Deschutes County.

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 five K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.


Fri, 16 Jul 2021 04:05:22 PDT

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue assist injured Mt. Biker on Swampy Lakes Trail (Photo)

Released by: Deputy Kyle Joye  - Assistant Search and Rescue Coordinator

Date/time: 7-15-21 at 5:00 p.m.

Location: Swampy Lakes Mt. Bike Trail

Injured: Sundborg,Tom, 55 year old male - Bend, Oregon

 

On 07/15/21 at about 5:00 p.m., Deschutes County 911 received a phone call from a reporting party reporting an injured Mt. Biker on Swampy Lakes Mt. Bike Trail #23 about 2 miles from Swampy Lakes Snow Park.

Ten Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue volunteers along with one deputy responded to the call.  One SAR volunteer was in the area and responded via his own Mt. bike arriving within 30 minutes of the call.  This SAR volunteer began providing immediate medical aide while waiting for the remaining units to arrive. 

After an initial medical evaluation an air ambulance was requested to evacuate the injured party and Lifeflight responded to the area.  Within the next hour, the additional SAR volunteers arrived on scene both on foot and via ATV and  Lifeflight landed within approximately 0.2 miles of the patient. 

By 7:25 pm, the patient had been treated, packaged and transported the short distance to the awaiting air ambulance.  The patient was then transferred to the care of Lifeflight with life threatening injuries. 

The SAR volunteers then escorted the victim’s family down the trail, back to the snow park where remaining family waited.   

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 five K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.


Wed, 14 Jul 2021 17:24:54 PDT

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue assist two injured hikers on South Sister hiking trail

Released by: Deputy Kyle Joye, Assistant Search and Rescue Coordinator

Date: July 13 - 14, 2021

Location: South Sister/Moraine Lake Trail

Persons Assisted: Beverly Logan, 58 year old female, Portland, Oregon (Patient #1)

                             Janusz Jurski, 45 year old male, Beaverton, Oregon (Patient #2)

 

On 07-13-21 at about 4:06 PM, the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Special Services Unit was dispatched to an injured hiker on the South Sister Climbers Trail near the summit of South Sister.  Deschutes County Dispatch was able to obtain accurate coordinates for the injured hiker which placed her near the summit of South Sister.  Contact with the reporting party revealed Beverly Logan (patient #1) was injured and would be unable to walk down the trail without assistance.  

Airlink Air Ambulance agreed to transport two SAR volunteers partially up the trail which would reduce the time and distance required to reach the patient.  After attempting the flight, Airlink found weather/visibility conditions were so bad, they had to abort the flight.  

Nine SAR volunteers then drove to the Devils Lake Trailhead and began the hike up to the South Sister summit.  Two members of the team proceeding ahead of the main group were notified of a 2nd patient on the trail who had suffered an injury and would be unable to make it down the trail without assistance.  This patient, Janusz Jurski, was completely separate from the first patient and was found on the South Sister Climbers Trail just above Moraine Lake.  

By approximately 9:00 PM, SAR volunteers had made contact with and were providing care for both patients on the trail.  These patients were separated by at least 1.5 miles of steep and rugged terrain, requiring the rescuers to exercise extreme caution.  An additional 7 Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue volunteers were summoned and responded to the scene to assist.  In addition, weather conditions had improved and Airlink responded to the scene to assist with extrication.  

At 10:00 pm, Airlink arrived in the area but found they were unable to get close to Logan/patient #1 for removal.  Airlink landed at a lower elevation and stood by for approximately 3 hours until SAR volunteers could move Logan to their location. 

After providing medical treatment and packaging her for transport, Logan/patient #1 was moved from an area of extreme elevation and angle using both hand and wheeled litter to the waiting Airlink helicopter.  At approximately 02:57 AM Logan was released to the care of Airlink.   

At the same time, Search and Rescue medical team members assessed Jurski/patient #2's condition and prepared the hiker for transport down the trail with a wheeled litter.  After the patient was secured in the litter, he was carried about 3 miles down the trail to the trailhead where he was going to seek his own medical treatment.  Jurski was released to his family at 02:45 AM. 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank Airlink for their valuable help and assistance during this difficult rescue of two hikers. 

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 five K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

 


Wed, 14 Jul 2021 17:14:20 PDT

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue members assist injured hiker on South Sister

Released by: Lt. Mike Biondi - Search and Rescue Coordinator

Date/time: 07/13/21 at 05:36 a.m.

Location: South Sister near Lewis Glacier

Injured: Sebulski, Madison - 19 years old female - Bend, Oregon

Reporting party: Sebulski, Joe 

 

On 07/13/21 at about 5:36 a.m., Deschutes County 911 received a phone call from Bob Sebulski who reported his 19 year old daughter, Madison, was injured while they were hiking South Sister.    Deschutes County dispatch was able to obtain accurate coordinates for the hiking party who were about 300 feet southwest of the peak of Lewis Glacier.

Nine Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue volunteers along with two deputies responded to the call.  Air Link was contacted and agreed assist SAR with the rescue.  Air Link transported two SAR medical team members from St. Charles Medical Center to the general area of the parties' location.  At 08:35 a.m they were able to reach and stabalize Madison.  At the same time, the remaining SAR members began to hike to their location from the Devil's Lake Trailhead. At about 10:20 a.m. the remaining SAR volunteers reached the group and began transporting Madison via wheeled litter down the trail to a safe landing zone.

Air Link was again contacted and agreed to respond and transport Madison to the hospital.  At 1:13 p.m. Air Link transported Madison to Saint Charles Medical Center - Bend with non-life threatening injuries.  The SAR volunteers then escorted Joe back to the trailhead arriving at about 3pm.

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 five K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

 

 


Wed, 14 Jul 2021 11:12:31 PDT

Fatal Crash on Huntington Road

Released by: Sergeant Jayson Janes

Date: July 14, 2021

Driver 1 (Deceased): Clarice Roley, 78 year old female, La Pine OR

Driver 2: Male driver, 56 year old male, Bend Or

Vehicle 1: 2018 Honda CRV

Vehicle2: 2006 Freightliner with trailer

 

On July 13, 2021 at approximately 11:14 AM the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a head on crash on Huntington Rd. near Prairie Dr. north of La Pine.

During the investigation, deputies learned Roley was driving south on Huntington Rd. and for unknown reasons crossed the center line into the path of the northbound semi-truck.

Roley was determined to be deceased at the scene. The driver of the semi-truck remained on scene and cooperated with the investigation. He was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Crash reconstruction deputies responded to assist with the investigation. The Sheriff’s Office was also assisted at the scene by the Oregon State Police, La Pine Fire and Rescue, and the Deschutes County Road Department.

This crash is still being investigated and no further information will be released 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, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with five K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.


Thu, 08 Jul 2021 17:10:11 PDT

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue assist injured hiker at Green Lakes Trailhead

 

Released by: Deputy Shane Zook, Assistant Search and Rescue Coordinator

Date: July 08, 2021

Location: Green Lakes Trailhead

Persons Assisted: Tom Jennings, 74 year old male, Bend, OR

 

On 07-08-21 at about 9:40 AM, the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Special Services Unit was dispatched to an injured hiker near Green Lakes Trailhead.  Deschutes County Dispatch was able to obtain accurate coordinates for the injured hiker.  The hiker was approximately 2.5 miles up the Green Lakes Trail from the parking lot. 

Nine Search and Rescue volunteers and two deputies responded to the rescue.  One volunteer was hiking in the area and responded quickly to the hiker's location, arriving at about 10:50 AM.  A law enforcement officer with the U.S. Forest Service also responded to the hiker's locaton.

The remaining volunteers responded to the scene and arrived on scene with medical supplies and equipment.  Search and Rescue medical team members assessed the hiker's condition and prepared the hiker for transport down the trail with a wheeled litter.  After the patient was secured in the litter, the patient was carried about 2.5 miles down the trail to the parking lot, where Bend Fire and Rescue was on scene with an ambulance.

Bend Fire and Rescue tranported the hiker to St. Charles Medical Center for further 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 five K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.


Wed, 07 Jul 2021 12:47:44 PDT

Spike Strips Used During Pursuit, K9 Captures Driver After he Ran from Stolen Vehicle

Released by: Sergeant Jayson Janes

Date: July 7, 2021

Arrested: Jalen Miller, 27 year old male, Bend OR

Vehicle: 2016 Ford F350

Charges: Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Aggravated Theft, Attempt to Elude Felony, Attempt to Elude Misdemeanor, Criminal Mischief I, Reckless Endangering (6 counts), Reckless Driving, Driving While Suspended Misdemeanor, and Resisting Arrest

 

On July 7, 2021 at approximately 4:10 AM a deputy with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office was driving in the area of Johnson Rd. and Tumalo Reservoir Rd. when he observed a truck driving at a high rate of speed. The deputy was able to catch up to the truck in the area of Hwy 20 near Fryrear Rd. and observed the truck pass another vehicle in a no passing area. The deputy attempted to stop the truck, but the truck refused to stop. The deputy pursued the truck until the pursuit was discontinued due to the driver’s reckless driving. Deputies observed the vehicle drive onto Fryrear Rd. off of Hwy 126. Deputies set up in the area with Spike Strips in an attempt to get the truck to stop. A deputy was in the area of Fryrear Rd. and Hwy 20 with spike strips when the truck drove by. The spike strips were successful in deflating two of the truck’s tires.

Deputies again attempted to stop the truck, but it refused to stop. The Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT) was utilized in an attempt to get the truck to stop. The PIT maneuver was successful and the truck was stopped in the area of Hwy 20 and Dayton Rd.

The driver later identified as Jalen Miller attempted to flee from the vehicle after it had stopped. Miller was captured by K9 Ronin and his partner Deputy Mangin. Miller refused to comply with deputies and resisted arrest. Miller was ultimately bit by Ronin while he was resisting arrest.

After the pursuit deputies learned the Ford F350 had been reported stolen from a Bend business on July 6, 2021.

Miller was transported to St. Charles for evaluation due to the K9 bite. He was later transported to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Jail where he was lodged on the above mentioned charges.

Two deputies also received minor injuries while attempting to take Miller into custody. They were evaluated at St. Charles and returned to duty.

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 five K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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