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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


Sun, 17 Mar 2019 22:46:30 PDT

Road Rage incident with shots fired leads to arrest

Road Rage Incident Leads to Arrest

Date: 03/17/19 @ 1855 hours

By Sergeant Troy Gotchy

Arrested:  Tafte, Joseph Wade

                     31 years of age

                     Bend, OR

 

Vehicle:  1996 Chevy Suburban White in color

 

Charges:  DUII

                   Reckless Driving

                   Reckless Endangerment X 3

                   Criminal Mischief II

                   Hit and Run (property damage)

                   Unlawful Use of a Weapon

                   Menacing X 2

                   Resisting Arrest

                   Interfering with a Police Officer

 

On 03/17/19 at approximately 1855 hours, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a traffic complaint on Highway 20 west near mile post 2.  The Reporting Person advised she was being tailgated by a large white Suburban, and that the vehicle had almost hit her car.  At the time of the call, the suspect vehicle was following the Reporting Person.

A short time later, the Report Person advised the Suburban had passed them, and fired several shots at their vehicle as they passed.  Nobody in the Reporting Person’s car was struck by gunfire.  The Reporting Person advised they were still following the suspect.    The Reporting Person then advised the suspect had turned onto Central Avenue.  The Reporting Person parked near the intersection of Central Avenue and Highway 20 to await contact from the Sheriff’s Office.

At approximately 1913 hours a Deputy with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office spotted the suspect vehicle parked in the middle of Fryrear Road near Cascade Estates Drive.  That Deputy requested additional units, and a high risk vehicle stop was conducted due to the nature of the call.  The suspect was eventually taken into custody.  The suspect was transported to St. Charles Medical Center for evaluation, and then to the Deschutes County Jail and lodged on the above listed charges.

There were no injuries to the victim, suspect, or Law Enforcement Officers during this incident.  The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Bend Police Department, The Redmond Police Department, The Oregon State Police, and the Cloverdale Fire District.  This investigation is ongoing 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 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, 15 Mar 2019 09:48:47 PDT

First of Four Public Shredding Events Tomorrow (Photo)

Released by: Sgt. William Bailey – Public Information Officer

Release Date: March 15, 2019

NARRATIVE:

The first of four public shredding events we are hosting this year will be tomorrow 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.  File folders and binders may also be shredded.

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 11th in La Pine, June 22nd in Sisters, and September 7th 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 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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Mon, 11 Mar 2019 16:14:54 PDT

Nordic Skiers Rescued On Metolius Windigo Trail (Photo)

Location: Happy Valley-NW of Tumalo Falls

Released by: Deputy Jim Whitcomb Asst SAR Coordinator

Release Date: 03/07/2019

Rescued: Ted Gifford 69 yom Green Bay, WI

                   Robert Skille  73 yom Silverton, OR

 

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Date:  03/11/19

By:  Lt. Bryan Husband, Search and Rescue Coordinator

It is with great sadness, we have learned that Ted Gifford died on the evening of 03/08/19, at St. Charles Hospital in Bend.  Mr. Gifford had been admitted to St. Charles in the early morning hours on 03/07/19, after he and Mr. Skille had been rescued from the Metolius Windigo Trail previously reported.  Mr. Skille had also been admitted to St. Charles Hospital on 03/07/19 and has since been released.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Gifford family.

This tragedy should serve as a solemn reminder of the inherent dangers associated with recreating in the backcountry, especially during cold weather events.

 

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NARRATIVE:

On 03/06/2019, at about 5:24pm, Deschutes County Dispatch received a broken 911 call from a male who advised he was cross country skiing on the Metolius Windigo Trail after beginning at Mt Bachelor. The call was dropped when the male said something about broken equipment.  Dispatch was able to provide coordinates for the phone location with an accuracy of 121 meters.

The call was made from a cell phone that did not have cellular service, was able to call 911, but not able to receive calls or texts. Dispatch was not able to obtain the name of the caller and other pertinent information. The coordinates placed the location of the call in the Happy Valley area about 3.75 miles NW of Tumalo Falls.

Two DCSO Deputies and three DCSO Search and Rescue Volunteers immediately began planning best access routes to the skier’s location.  Additional DCSO SAR Volunteers were called out to begin their response for the rescue mission.  At about 8:09pm six DCSO SAR Volunteers deployed from Dutchman Snow Park on six snowmobiles to the area of the coordinates which were about 300 yards south of Happy Hut shelter managed by Three Sisters Backcountry Inc. When DCSO SAR teams arrived at the hut at about 9:31pm, it was confirmed there was no one at the shelter, nor were there any fresh tracks in the snow in the immediate area.  Four of the six snowmobile riders then deployed on skis to check the cross country trail in both directions that pass by the hut.

At about 9:49pm, two DCSO SAR Volunteer skiers located fresh tracks in the snow. At about 10:15pm, not one, but two male Nordic skiers were located about .25 miles south of the Happy Hut shelter. One of the skiers, Ted Gifford, was suffering from a life threatening condition as a result of the temperature and snow conditions. The second skier, Robert Skille, was found in much better condition, but still extremely cold.  DCSO SAR Volunteers immediately began warming efforts with Gifford.

It was learned that Gifford and Skille had been on a multi-day back country Nordic ski trip with planned overnight stops at the various Three Sisters Backcountry warming shelters.  They began their trip on Tuesday, 03/05/19, but were never able to find their Tuesday night shelter, forcing them to take cover overnight in a tree well.  They also had lost one of their cell phones, leaving them with only one cell phone with questionable service.  They attempted numerous times to call out on their cell phone without success, before finally getting through with the one broken 9-1-1 call received.

DCSO SAR Volunteers on scene with Gifford and Skille quickly determined Gifford would not be able to move on his own and requested additional Volunteers respond to their location to help transport him via rescue sled to the closest snowmobile trail.  Five additional DCSO SAR Volunteers responded to the skiers’ location to assist with the sled transport of Gifford. 

Gifford was transported via rescue sled approximately 300 yards through deep snow and arduous conditions, where they were able to transfer him to an enclosed and heated ambu-sled.  The ambu-sled was then transported via snowmobile back to Mt. Bachelor parking lot, arriving at approximately 2:30am.  Bend Fire Department Personnel were standing by and both Gifford and Skille were transferred to their care as soon as they arrived.  Skille had been able to hike to the snowmobile trail with DCSO SAR Volunteers and was transported down the mountain on a snowmobile capable of carrying two riders.  Air Ambulances were unable to fly due to the weather conditions.  Bend Fire transported both Gifford and Skille to St. Charles Hospital in Bend for further treatment.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Sisters Sno-Gopher Snowmobile Club, who had a trail groomer in the area which was able to groom the trails between Dutchman Flat through Snowmobile Trail 8 near the area of Happy Hut Shelter.  This facilitated a quicker/safer response and rescue of Gifford and Skille.

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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Tue, 05 Mar 2019 20:34:08 PDT

Cross Country Skier Rescued at Virginia Meissner (Photo)

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

Occurred:              03/05/2019    1:47 PM

Location:               Virginia Meissner Snow Park

Rescued:               Allen, Susie, Bend, OR, 57yo female

   

NARRATIVE:

On 3/5/19 at about 1:47 PM, Deschutes County dispatch received a 911 call from Stewart Allen, who stated he and his wife Susie Allen had been cross-country skiing at Virginia Meissner Snow Park when Susie began experiencing a potentially life-threatening medical issue. Stewart reported that he and Susie were about a mile and a half from the parking lot but could go no further due to Susie’s condition.  

Based on this information, one Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Deputy and five Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Volunteers responded to the scene with snowmobiles and SAR’s snow ambulance. SAR Volunteers made contact with Susie at the Meissner Shelter where they first tended to her and then transported her to the parking lot via snow ambulance. Bend Fire then transported Susie from the snow park to St. Charles Bend via ground ambulance for further treatment. An air ambulance was initially contacted for patient transport but was unable to respond due to poor weather conditions.

 

 

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.


Mon, 04 Mar 2019 03:50:38 PDT

DUII Arrest in Sisters

 

MEDIA RELEASE  

DUII Arrest in Sisters

 

Released by: Sgt. Don Manning

Release Date: 03/04/2019

 

 

Driver 1:                  Richard Perry Alexander                           Age:   31

                                  Eugene, Oregon

Vehicle 1:                Black 2008 Chevy Truck

 

Charges                  DUII, Reckless Driving, Recklessly Endangering another     Person and Criminal Mischief III 

 

NARRATIVE:

 

On Sunday March 3, 2019, at approximately 2119 hours, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a DUII complaint at Dutch Brothers Coffee in Sisters located at 442 E Hood Avenue.  An employee called in to report a black pickup that was stuck in the snow and ice in the drive thru.  An employee also described the same pickup and driver as previously driving around the parking lot in a reckless manner at a high rate of speed prior to becoming stuck.  The employee advised dispatch the male driver, later identified as Richard Perry Alexander, appeared to be under the influence of alcohol.  While Alexander was trying to get his vehicle unstuck, the rear driver side of the pickup struck and damaged the beverage tray on the outside of the drive thru window.  There were no injuries related to this incident.

 

Deputies arrived on scene and determined Alexander was driving under the influence of intoxicants.  Alexander was arrested and transported to the Deschutes County Adult Jail where he was lodged on the above listed charges.

 

Deputies at the scene were assisted by the Oregon State Police and Black Butte Ranch Police Department.

 

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, 03 Mar 2019 14:37:27 PDT

Stranded Snow Bikes (motorized) assisted just north of Watershed (Photo)

Date 03/03/2019

By: Deputy Aaron Myers, Assistant Search and Rescue Coordinator

Assisted Person: Joe Treinen, 38 year old Male, Bend, Oregon 

Assisted Person: Brian Leahy, 61 year old male, Bend, Oregon

Assisted Person: Brandon Steele, 26 year old male, Redmond, Oregon

On March 2, 2019, at approximately 1630 hours, Joe Treinen called 911 Dispatch to report he and two friends were snow biking and were lost somewhere below trail 8. Dispatch was able to obtain coordinates from Treinen's phone which showed he was just north of the watershed boundary near Bridge Creek Trail. 

Treinen was provided a photo of a map and reported they would attempt to ride out. After approximately 1 hour, Treinen called to report they had only made it approximately 100-300 yards from their original position and the terrain was extremely difficult, especially with the recent snow fall in the area. They also reported the batteries on their phones were getting low without a way to charge them. 

After another hour of attempting to get out without success it was determined they would stay in place as it was getting dark and Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Volunteers would respond to walk them out. They were able to make a snow cave to get out of the elements, however did not have a way to start a fire. 

11 DCSO SAR Volunteers snowmobiled into the area and then snow shoed approximately one and one half mile to the snow bikers, arriving at approximately 1:00 a.m. They were provided snowshoes and walked with the DCSO SAR Volunteers back to the trail where they were provided a ride back to the Sno Park, arriving at approximately 4:00 a.m. The three snow bikers were uninjured and required no further medical treatment or evaluation and were reunited with family and friends. 

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office would like to encourage those traveling into the backcountry to have maps and/or GPS to help prevent entering into restricted and/or closed areas. We also encourage those individuals to have adequate supplies and be prepared to stay the night outdoors, if the need arises. 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency providing patrol, criminal investigations, jail operations, civil and search and rescue. Special operations include SWAT, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with four K9 units. 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, 03 Mar 2019 12:42:00 PDT

Tree Well Fatality at Mount Bachelor

Released by:              Sgt. Nathan Garibay, Emergency Services Manager/Assistant SAR Coordinator

Location:                    Mount Bachelor

Victim:                        Brundidge, Kenneth (53 yrs)

                                    Oregon City, OR

NARRATIVE:

On 03-01-2019, at about 3 PM, Deschutes County 911 received a call from Mount Bachelor of a skier found in a tree well west of the Northwest Chairlift.  The skier was unresponsive and ski patrol was attempting to rescusciate the skier with CPR.  The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Bend Fire Department, Sunriver Fire Department, and US Forest Service Law Enforcment responded to the scene.  A LifeFlight helicopter was dispatched to the scene, but had to turn back due to weather conditions. 

The skier was identified as 53 year old Kenneth Brundidge of Oregon City, OR.  It was determined that Brundidge was skiing with companions in the area west of the Sparks Lake Run.  Brundidge was an experienced skier. They became separated and after a short time of looking for him, notified Mount Bachelor Ski Patrol who started searching for Brundidge.  A short time later, Brundidge was found by another skier who flagged down ski patrol and rescusitation efforts were started, but were ultimately unsuccessful.

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office encourages skiers and snowboarders to use extreme caution in deep snow and ungroomed terrain.  We encourage skiers to maintain sight of their companions at all times, give trees a wide berth, and carry appropriate equipment.  More information can be found at www.deepsnowsafety.org. 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency providing patrol, criminal investigations, jail operations, civil and search and rescue. Special operations include SWAT, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with four K9 units. 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.


Sat, 02 Mar 2019 12:38:54 PDT

**UPDATE**DCSO Seeking Information on a Missing Sunriver Area Man (Photo)

Update Released by Sgt. William Bailey at 12:35pm on March 02, 2019

At approximatley 2:16pm on March 01, a snowmobile rider contacted Deshutes County 911 to report Jeremy Taylor had been located on Forest Service Road 40 near Wake Butte, west of Sunriver.  An Oregon Water Resouce SnowCat with one DCSO SAR member responded to the location and made contact with Jeremy and his dog Allie.  Jeremy and Allie were found to be in good condition, but hungry after being stuck in the snow for five days.  Jeremy and Allie were then transported to the intersection of FS Road 40 and FS Road 45 where he was reunited with family and friends.

Jeremy told investigators he had gone up FS Road 40 on Sunday, but became stuck in the snow.  He awoke Monday to even more snow and was unable to get his vehicle unstuck.  Jeremy had attempted to walk out on Monday, but the deep snow made it very difficult and he and Allie returned to his vehicle.  Jeremy stayed warm over the next four days by periodically starting his vehicle and used a few taco sauce packets he had as food.

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office would like to thank everyone who assisted with the search for Jeremy and his dog Allie.

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Update Released by Sgt. William Bailey at 2:52pm

Missing person Jeremy Taylor has been found alive by a snowmobile rider.  Rescuers are on their way to him.  We will release additional details later today.

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Released by:  Sergeant William Bailey - Public Information Officer

Release Date: February 27, 2019

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public assistance in locating 36 year old Jeremy R. Taylor of Sunriver. He is described as 5’11”, 165lbs, blonde hair and blue eyes.

Jeremy was last seen this past Sunday, February 24th, getting gas in Sunriver and driving the unknown year black Toyota 4Runner in the photos. He is known to usually wear black pants with a black jacket, but his clothing is unknown. Jeremy is not believed to have a cell phone with him.

He is known to frequent the forested area to the west of Sunriver where he enjoyed off-roading. However, it is unknown where he was going after getting gas in Sunriver on Sunday.

If anyone has any information on Jeremy’s whereabouts or had talked to him this past weekend and knew of his plans on Sunday, please call into non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911 and speak to a Deputy.

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Sat, 02 Mar 2019 12:38:36 PDT

Portland Man Arrested While Attempting to Steal Trailer From Construction Company Storage Yard. Additional Auto Thefts In Sisters Related. (Photo)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:  March 2nd, 2019

Released by: Sergeant Kent Vander Kamp

Sisters, OR – Portland Man Arrested While Attempting to Steal Trailer From Construction Company Storage Yard. Additional Auto Thefts In Sisters Related.

A Portland man was arrested after being confronted by a construction crew returning from an overnight snow removal project and interrupting a theft in progress. Additional stolen vehicles from the same area are still outstanding.

On March 2, 2019 at approximately 5:48AM, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to a vehicle theft in progress. The 911 caller, an employee of Robinson-Owen Heavy Construction Company, reported that he interrupted the theft of a company construction trailer as he and his crew returned from an overnight project.

Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and a Black Butte Ranch Police Officer arrived to find Robert Stanley Hornby II of Portland, Oregon being detained by the construction crew. Hornby was attempting to drive away with a flat-bed car hauler trailer when stopped by the crew who blocked him in with a construction grader.

The truck driven by Hornby while attempting to steal a trailer was also reported stolen by Fox Roofing in Vancouver, Washington.

During the investigation, it was discovered that Robinson-Owen Construction also had a blue 2016 Ford F350 with brushed aluminum rack stolen (Oregon Lic. 306JLC) from the same equipment yard overnight. That truck is still outstanding.

A rifle, stolen from the outstanding Ford truck, was in Hornby’s possession when he was arrested. He was also in possession of collection of “automotive jiggler or try-out keys.” These are tools often used by professional locksmiths. The “jiggler” key slips into the keyway of many locks and most car locks and moved around until the lock opens.

A second vehicle was also stolen overnight in the City of Sisters. In that case, a red 2002 Chevrolet Blazer (Oregon Lic 200GPY), was stolen from the 400 block of W Washington Ave. That car also remains outstanding.

Based on the initial investigation, Deputies believe all of the thefts are related and the investigation is on-going. Deputies are following-up on additional leads and more information may be released as the case progresses.

Citizens are asked to contact Deschutes County 911 if either of the outstanding stolen vehicles are seen. Do not attempt to contact or detain the occupants.

Mr. Hornby was lodged in the Deschutes County Jail with the following charges:

Theft I

Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle X2

Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Possession of Burglary Tools

Unlawful Possession of a Schedule II Drug

Unlawful Possession of Heroin

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 providing patrol, criminal investigations, jail operations, civil and search and rescue. Special operations include SWAT, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with four K9 units. 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, 01 Mar 2019 14:44:26 PDT

82 Year Old Man Rescued East of Bend (Photo)

Date:  03/01/19

By:  Lt. Bryan Husband, Search and Rescue Coordinator

 

Rescued:  John Goodwin, 82 yom, Prineville, OR

 

On 02/28/19, at about 4:52pm, Deschutes County 9-1-1 Dispatch received a call from Lydia Smith, who reported her father, John Goodwin, was lost and walking in the snow somewhere east of Bend in the area of Hwy 20 East and Hwy 27.  Smith reported she had just talked to Goodwin on his cell phone before dialing 9-1-1, who reported he had gotten his truck stuck in the snow while trying to drive to his ranch the day before.  It was believed Goodwin had spent the night in his truck and then attempted to walk out at some point on 02/28/19.  Smith further advised her father had dementia and sounded disoriented on the phone.  Temperatures in the search area during this incident were approximately 19 degrees.

Four Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Deputies began responding to the described area, while Dispatch worked on a ping for Goodwin’s cell phone.  The area surrounding Hwy 20 East and Hwy 27 has numerous pockets of poor cell reception which resulted in unreliable initial ping results.  10 DCSO Search and Rescue Volunteers responded to assist as well as three additional DCSO Deputies.  Air Link was contacted who advised they would have an available flight crew to assist at about 7pm.  Due to the search area being on the border of Deschutes and Crook Counties, the Crook County Sheriff’s Office was contacted who also began a response to the search area.

The Air Force Rescue Coordination Center was contacted and a request was made for their Cellular Forensics Specialists to assist in further pin pointing Goodwin’s location utilizing his cell phone data.  At approximately 7:28pm, the AFRCC contacted DCSO identifying a likely location for Goodwin within 854 meters.  This was an open area on BLM land northeast of Merrill Rd (off of Hwy 27).  Air Link and ground resources were directed to this area. 

At approximately 8:10pm, Air Link spotted Goodwin’s truck in the search area provided by AFRCC and was able to observe footprints in the snow moving south away from it.  Air Link was able to follow the footprints for about .5 miles, where they located Goodwin laying in the snow at approximately 8:22pm.  Air Link relayed GPS coordinates for Goodwin’s location to ground units who traveled as far as they could by vehicle, before having to hike/snow shoe the remaining 300 yards.  DCSO SAR Volunteers and one DCSO Deputy reached Goodwin at approximately 8:40pm.  Goodwin’s clothes were wet and he was showing signs of hypothermia.  DCSO SAR Volunteers immediately began warming Goodwin also using pads to get him off of the snow.

DCSO SAR Volunteers then carried Goodwin back to their vehicles, transporting him to Hwy 20 East and George Millican Rd, where they met Bend Fire Department personnel.  Bend Fire personnel further assessed Goodwin and then transported him to St. Charles Hospital in Bend for further treatment.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank Air Link and AFRCC for their assistance, which expedited the search and rescue process significantly potentially saving Goodwin’s life.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency providing patrol, criminal investigations, jail operations, civil and search and rescue. Special operations include SWAT, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with four K9 units. 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.


Thu, 28 Feb 2019 09:05:21 PDT

Ceremony of Life Planned for Senior Deputy Dave Blann of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (Photo)

Released by Sgt. Wiliam Bailey on February 28, 2019 at 09:00am

A vehicle procession for Senior Deputy Dave Blann will be leaving its staging area west of Sisters this morning at 10:30am.  Community members wishing to view the processiion will have an opportunity as it passes through Sisters at approximatley 11:00am.  The procession will then travel Highway 20 eastbound to Tumalo where it will take OB Riley Road, to Johnson Road, to Shevlin Park Road, arriving at Westside Church at noon.  The Ceremony of Life for Senior Deputy Blann will begin at 1:00pm.

An updated link for those unable to attend to the Ceremony of LIfe is available courtesy of Westside Church here: www.westsidelive.org

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Released by Sgt. William Bailey - Public Information Officer

On the morning of February 15, 2019, Senior Deputy Dave Blann with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office passed away at his home after nearly 22 years of dignified service.

A Celebration of Life ceremony for Senior Deputy Blann has been planned for Thursday, February 28, 2019, at 1:00pm at the Westside Church in Bend.  The Westside Church is located at 2051 NW Shevlin Park Road, Bend, Oregon 97703.

At the family’s request, in lieu of flowers, a  “Senior Deputy Dave Blann Memorial Fund”  account has been established to benefit the Fallen Badge Foundation and the Camp Sherman Hasty Team.  Donations can be dropped off at any Bend, Redmond, or Madras branch of Columbia Bank. 

A live feed will be available for those unable to attend the Celebration of Life courtesy of Westside Church.  Live Feed Link: https://www.ustream.tv/channel/westsidevideo

All media inquiries should be directed to Sergeant William Bailey, Public Information Officer with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office.  Please contact him by email at William.Bailey@deschutes.org or by telephone at 541-617-3323. 

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Sat, 23 Feb 2019 14:41:45 PDT

Stranded Snowmobile riders assisted in Bend Watershed (Photo)

Date: 02/23/2019

By: Deputy Aaron Myers, Assistant Search and Rescue Coordinator

Reporting Person: David MacIssac

Assisted Snowmobile Rider: Aaron De Moisey, 40 year old male, Bend, Oregon

Assisted Snowmobile Rider: Jeffrey Manfrass, 35 year old male, Bend, Oregon 

On February 22, 2019, at approximately 1840 hours, 911 Dispatch received a call from David MacIssac regarding two stuck snowmobile riders. MacIssac, and other people had been riding with the two earlier in the day and had agreed to meet them in the parking lot of Kapka, as the two were going to ride off trail. MacIssac received a call from his friends who told MacIssac they were stuck in a canyon and could not get out. MacIssac was told by Dispatch to have his friends call 911. 

911 received a call from one of the stuck snowmobile riders, Aaron De Moisey and obtained GPS coordinates. The area of the two snowmobile riders was in the watershed, along Bridge Creek Trail. 

 Deschutes County Search and Rescue Volunteers were requested to assist the two snowmobile riders. Three DCSO SAR Volunteers responded to Kapka Sno Park and deployed on snowmobiles to the area of the stuck riders. After getting as close as they could to the stuck riders from Trail #6, the three DCSO SAR Volunteers hiked approximately 1.2 miles, on snowshoes, to the riders location. The DCSO SAR Volunteers got to the snowmobile riders at approximately 0035 hours. 

DCSO SAR Volunteers provided the stuck snowmobile riders snowshoes and they walked out 1.2 miles to the SAR snowmobiles and were given a ride back to the sno park. 

Once the riders were at the sno park it was reported the snowmobiles were not stuck, however, due to the hazardous conditions within the watershed, the terrain, and snow conditions the riders determined it was no longer safe to proceed, especially with night approaching.

Snowmobile riders traveling through the watershed must stay within 100 feet of the groomed trail. More information regarding this can be found on the United States Forest Service website at:

https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprd3827727.pdf

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office would like to encourage those traveling into the backcountry to have maps and/or GPS to help prevent the entering into restricted and/or closed areas. We also encourage those to have adequate supplies and be prepared to stay the night in the outdoors, if the need arises. 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency providing patrol, criminal investigations, jail operations, civil and search and rescue. Special operations include SWAT, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with four K9 units. 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, 22 Feb 2019 08:48:21 PDT

Stuck Snowmobile Rider Rescued (Photo)

Released by:              Sgt. Nathan Garibay, Emergency Services Manager/Assistant SAR Coordinator

Release Date:             02-22-2019

Location:                    Deschutes National Forest; Southeast of Mt. Bachelor

Reporting Person:     Stephanie Boni

Rescued:                     Patrick Boni, 38 yrs

                                    Bend, OR

NARRATIVE:

On 02-22-2019, at about 1:06 AM, Deschutes County 911 received a call from Stephanie Boni reporting that her husband, Patrick Boni, was stuck in the snow somewhere in the area of Mt. Bachelor and was possibly in distress.  Boni had departed in the afternoon on 01-21-19 and got stuck while on his way back to his vehicle.

Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue and patrol deputies attempted to pinpoint Boni’s location and determined a probable location Southeast of Mt. Bachelor.  Mt. Bachelor operations staff in a snow cat assisted in locating where Boni’s snowmobile tracks left the groomed catch line. An AirLink helicopter was able spot Boni’s helmet light and confirm Boni’s location.  Boni was stuck in waist deep snow approximately 500 feet down a drainage from the catch line in timber.

Eleven SAR volunteers deployed to the field from Sunrise Lodge at Mt. Bachelor and were supported by two SAR Air Operations volunteers, 2 Incident Management Team volunteers, and two deputies.  SAR volunteers snowmobiled as close as they could to Boni and then traveled via snowshoe downhill into the drainage.  They made contact with Boni and began warming him.  Boni was provided snowshoes and was able to snowshoe back to the catch line with assistance and then transported to Mt. Bachelor by snow cat, arriving by 7:30 AM.  Boni was evaluated by a Basic Life Support SAR medic and then the medical clinic at Mt. Bachelor.  He opted out of further medical care.

Boni is an experienced rider and was equipped for the conditions with appropriate clothing and a pack with some supplies, but the extreme cold weather with sub-zero temperatures can quickly cause cold related injuries.  We encourage backcountry adventurers to take adequate supplies in case they get lost or stuck, inform someone of their travel plans, and to consider not traveling alone.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency providing patrol, criminal investigations, jail operations, civil and search and rescue. Special operations include SWAT, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with four K9 units. 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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Wed, 20 Feb 2019 04:38:38 PDT

School shooting statement on social media

 

MEDIA RELEASE  

School shooting statement on social media

Released by: Sgt. Grant Johnstone

Release Date: 02/20/2019

NARRATIVE:

On 02/19/2019 at approximately 2050hrs, deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office were notified of a video post on social media that referenced a possible shooting at a school.  The post originated from a student at LaPine Middle School and quickly spread throughout the community.

Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office deputies spoke with several students regarding the post and one arrest has been made in this case.  This is still an ongoing investigation. 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office recognizes the safety concerns that parents may have after an event of this nature.  There will be an increase in the law enforcement presence at the area schools. 

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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