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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


Mon, 08 Aug 2022 14:02:22 PDT

Suspect Arrested After La Pine Area Pursuit (Photo)

RELEASED BY: Sergeant Jayson Janes

DATE: August 8, 2022

 

LOCATION: Huntington Road and La Pine State Recreation Road

ARRESTED: Robert Brien Alford, 35 year old male, La Pine, OR

VEHICLE: 2015 Toyota Tundra

CHARGES: Attempt to Elude (Felony), Felony Driving While Suspended, Reckless Driving, and Parole Violation

 

On August 7, 2022 at approximately 11:07 PM a Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was in the area of Huntington Road and La Pine State Recreation Road when he observed a Toyota Tundra fail to stop at the stop sign on Huntington Road before entering La Pine State Recreation Road. 

The Deputy attempted to stop the vehicle but, the driver refused to stop and led the deputy on a pursuit. The pursuit continued west into the area of La Pine State Park. The driver attempted to drive off road and ended up getting high centered on a boulder. The Deputies were able to take the driver into custody without incident. 

The driver, Robert Brien Alford was transported to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Jail and lodged on the above mentioned 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 six 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 193 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.


Mon, 08 Aug 2022 13:58:15 PDT

Missing Person Found Deceased in the Deschutes River in Terrebonne Area (Photo)

RELEASED BY: Sergeant Jayson Janes

DATE: August 8, 2022

LOCATION: Lower Bridge Way Mile Post 6

DECEASED: 37 year old male, Prineville, OR

On August 6, 2022 at approximately 9:14 PM the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Mile Post 6 on Lower Bridge Way for a report of a missing person. The reporting person informed deputies that he had been swimming with his friend. At one point, the reporting person went to run an errand. When he returned he was unable to locate his friend. 

Deputies searched the area along with two SAR volunteers, a drone with thermal capabilities and K9 Copper with his partner Deputy Donny Patterson without success. 

At approximately 7:00 AM additional resources responded to the area to assist in the search consisting of 17 SAR volunteers and the swift water rescue team, K9’s, and drone teams. After approximately five and a half hours, the subject was located in the river approximately ½ mile downstream from Lower Bridge Way. Unfortunately the subject was deceased when he was located. This investigation is a non-criminal investigation. Nothing suspicious was noted during the investigation. 

The name of the deceased is being withheld pending next of kin notification. 

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 over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 193 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.


Mon, 08 Aug 2022 11:14:38 PDT

Fentanyl and Methamphetamine Seized in Redmond Search Warrant (Photo)

RELEASED BY: Sergeant Jayson Janes

DATE: August 8, 2022

 

ARRESTED: Joseph William Pedro, 34 year old male, Redmond, OR

CHARGES: Unlawful Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance (commercial quantity of fentanyl) and Attempted Unlawful Delivery of a Schedule II Controlled Substance (fentanyl.)   

ARRESTED: Kerstin Alexandra Arias, 26 year old female, Redmond, OR

CHARGES: Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine-Felony. 

On August 4, 2022 at approximately 8:00 AM, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Detectives executed a search warrant in the 700 block of NW 5th Street in Redmond. 

A multi-county surveillance operation was conducted, and Joseph William Pedro and Kerstin Alexandra Arias were observed to be in the Portland Metro area and believed to be purchasing controlled substances for distribution in the Central Oregon area.  

Pedro and Arias were detained without incident upon their arrival at their residence. Pedro was found to be in possession of a commercial quantity of Fentanyl. Arias was found to be in possession of a felony amount of Methamphetamine.  

The greater Portland area is a major transshipment hub where illegal drugs from the southwest border are stored in local warehouses, storage units, and residential properties. The bulk shipments of drugs are usually broken down into smaller quantities and transported to other states or distributed to local dealers. In addition, the Portland area has an international airport, interstate highways, and bus and train lines, making it easy for shipments to be smuggled to other destinations around the Pacific Northwest. 

Both Arias and Pedro were transported to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Jail, where they were lodged on the above mentioned 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 six 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 193 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.


Sun, 07 Aug 2022 17:34:15 PDT

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue assist injured motorcycle rider south of Pine Mountain (Photo)

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

Release Date: 08/07/2022

Location: Near FS 2310 Road, South of Pine Mountain

Person Assisted: 27 year old Male, Bend, Or.

On 08-07-2022 at about 10:40AM, Deschutes County Dispatch received a 911 call regarding an injured motorcycle rider.  The rider had reportedly crashed his motorcycle, which resulted in the rider's leg being broken.  Dispatch provided the coordinates for the injured rider's location to a Deschutes County Special Services Deputy, who paged out Search and Rescue Volunteers to respond to the rescue.  Thirteen volunteers along with two deputies responded to the location. 

The first responder on scene was a Seasonal Deputy, who was working OHV (Off Highway Vehicle) enforcement.  That deputy stayed with the rider and guided in SAR volunteers to the rider's location when they arrived with the second deputy.  

The rider's physical condition was evaluated and the rider was placed into a wheeled litter and carried out nearby Search and Rescue vehicles.  The rider was transferred into a vehicle and provided with transport out to the FS 2510 Road OHV staging area, where Bend Fire and Rescue were awaiting the injured rider's arrival.  The rider was transferred into the ambulance and transported to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend for further evaluation and treatment.     

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


Sat, 06 Aug 2022 21:39:19 PDT

DUII Driver Arrested After Head on Crash (Photo)

RELEASED BY: Sergeant Jayson Janes

DATE: August 6, 2022

 

ARRESTED: Jose Alvarez Ibarra, 46 year old male, Redmond

VEHICLE: 2007 Ford Expedition

CHARGES: Assault II, Reckless Driving, DUII (alcohol), Driving While Suspended Misdemeanor 

 

VICTIM: 17 year old female, Montague California

Vehicle: 2015 Dodge Dart. 

 

On August 5, 2022 at approximately 9:00 PM the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported head on crash on Tumalo Road near Cline Falls Highway.

Upon arrival deputies and citizens assisted the 17 year old driver of the Dodge Dart until Bend Fire and Rescue arrived and transported her to St. Charles in Bend with serious injuries. Jose Ibarra was also transported to St. Charles in Bend with minor injuries.

Members of the DCSO crash reconstruction team responded to assist with the investigation. Based on evidence found on scene and witness statements, it was determined Ibarra was driving east on Tumalo Rd and the 17 year old female was driving west when Ibarra crossed into the westbound lane of travel colliding head on with her vehicle.  The roadway was closed for approximately four hours while this investigation was taking place. 

Based on the investigation Ibarra was arrested and after being released from St. Charles was transported to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Jail on the above mentioned charges. 

The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the community members who assisted on the scene as well as the Oregon State Police, Bend Fire and Rescue, and the Deschutes County Road 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 six 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 193 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.


Tue, 02 Aug 2022 15:37:34 PDT

Can You ID These Subjects (Photo)

****UPDATE SUBJECTS LOCATED AND ARRESTED****

RELEASED BY: Sergeant Jayson Janes

DATE: August 2, 2022

 

ARRESTED: Cody James Newton Huckaby, 33year old male, Washington

CHARGES: Racketeering, Felon in Possession of a Firearm (9 counts), Manufacture Delivery and Possession of Methamphetamine, Manufacture Delivery and Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance (Fentanyl), Felon in Possession of Body Armor, Aggravated Theft I, Criminal Impersonation of a Police Officer, False Information to a Police Officer, and a Warrant for Escape out of Washington State

ARRESTED: Jesi Whiteantelope, 26 Year old female, Washington 

CHARGES: Racketeering, Felon in Possession of a Firearm (9 counts), Manufacture Delivery and Possession of Methamphetamine, Manufacture Delivery and Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance (Fentanyl), Felon in Possession of Body Armor, Aggravated Theft I, and  Criminal Impersonation of a Police Officer.

VEHICLE: 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and 2016 Forest River Surveyor 

On 07/30/2022 at approximately 11:43 AM the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a local business (All Seasons RV/Marine) regarding suspects from a recent media release for a rash of vehicle break-ins. The reporting person identified the male and female from the media release as being in the store and that the male was concealing a firearm in his waistband. 

DCSO deputies quickly contacted both individuals and detained them. The male, Cody Huckaby, was in possession of a 9mm semi-auto handgun and suspected fentanyl pills. He was also found to have a nation-wide warrant for his arrest for escape out of Washington.

Sheriff’s Office detectives were contacted and a search warrant was obtained to search the truck and trailer belonging to Huckaby and Whiteantelope. During the search of the truck and trailer, numerous identification cards and credit cards from the trailhead and day use area thefts was located. Deputies also located property from a burglary in the La Pine area. Deputies located and seized nine firearms, replica police badges, an external body armor vest with US Marshalls markings and a ballistic helmet. The truck Huckaby was operating was also equipped with red and blue emergency lights along with a siren. Deputies also seized Methamphetamine and suspected Fentanyl. 

Huckaby and Whiteantelope were both transported to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Jail and lodged on the above mentioned charges. More charges are likely as deputies continue to sort through evidence and locate additional evidence of crimes and victims. 

The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the observant community member for reporting what he was observing to our office. His actions helped not only our office, but other local law enforcement agencies solve a number of cases. 

****END OF UPDATE****

 

 

Released by: Sergeant Jayson Janes

Date: July 29, 2022

 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for their assistance in identifying two subjects involved in numerous thefts from vehicles while they were parked at trailheads and day use areas throughout Deschutes County. 

After the thefts the subjects have gone to Wal Mart in Bend and purchased gift cards using the stolen credit and debit cards. 

The male has a tattoo on each forearm and a large tattoo on the right side of his neck. The female has a thin build and a large tattoo on her left forearm. 

If you know these subjects or have any information related to these incidents, please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 541-693-6911 reference case 22-38722. 

The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind everyone that it is not save to leave valuables unattended in your vehicle. If you are planning on being away from your vehicle take your valuables with you. Many times people return to their vehicles only to find their window has been broken out and their valuables missing. In some of these cases the suspects will have used the victim’s credit cards before they even realize their vehicle has been broken into. 

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 over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 193 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.


Tue, 02 Aug 2022 13:38:22 PDT

Deschutes Alerts Option for the 2022 Deschutes County Fair (Photo)

Released by: Sergeant Jayson Janes

Date: August 2, 2022

 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and Deschutes County Fair and Expo will be utilizing Nixle event subscription or “Key Word” messaging through Deschutes Alerts during the Deschutes County Fair. This tool will assist us in providing important and even emergency information to those at the fair.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office will utilize the tool to provide information to fairgoers of situations such as missing children, traffic issues, severe weather, or emergencies.

To sign-up, fairgoers need only to text the key word: DCFAIR to 888777. This will anonymously opt them in for text messages from the Sheriff’s Office. If you wish to stop getting alerts, you can text STOP to the same number. The DCFAIR key word subscription will automatically expire after the fair.

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 over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 193 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.


Mon, 01 Aug 2022 12:58:24 PDT

William Bailey Promoted to Captain (Photo)

Released by: Sergeant Jayson Janes

Date: August 1, 2022

 

On August 1, 2022, Lieutenant William Bailey was promoted to and sworn in as a Captain with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO). Captain Bailey will assume the duties as the Patrol Division Commander effective August 1. 

Captain Bailey started his career 22 years ago with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff. He was hired as a Corrections Deputy in 2000 and then as a Patrol Deputy in 2008. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2014 and Lieutenant in July of 2020. Captain Bailey currently has his Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, and Supervisory Certificates from the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training. 

Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, “Captain Bailey has broad experience working in all Divisions of the Sheriff’s Office, as well as with our community members and public safety partners.  His experience, actions, and humility will serve the Sheriff’s Office and our community well.  Succession planning and hiring and promoting the best professionals is essential for the future of the Sheriff’s Office and maintaining our service-oriented philosophy and values.”

During Captain Bailey’s time with DCSO he has held a number of assignments. He was a Field Training Officer for both Corrections and Patrol Divisions, training newly hired Deputy Sheriff’s. Captain Bailey served as both a Criminal and Street Crimes Detective, as well as being a member of the Critical Incident Team. Captain Bailey has further filled the positions of Patrol Sergeant, Administrative Sergeant, and Public Information Officer (PIO). Captain Bailey was DCSO’s first PIO in over twenty years and was responsible for developing our current social media and public information program.  Captain Bailey also held the assignments of Patrol Lieutenant, City of Sisters Station Lieutenant, and Administrative Lieutenant. He has coached youth T-ball and is a member of the Opioid Crisis Response Task Force, Deschutes County’s Domestic Violence Council, Core 3 Executive Council, as well as being a member of the Rotary Club of Bend.

Captain Bailey grew up on the Oregon Coast and served his country in the United States Coast Guard from 1993-1998.  Please join us as we congratulate him on his promotion. 

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 over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 193 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

 


Sun, 31 Jul 2022 22:26:39 PDT

Missing Person (Photo)

***UPDATE***

Released by: Sergeant Jayson Janes

Kathleen Scott has been located and is safe. We appreciate everyone's assistance in locating her. 

****End of Update****

 

Released by: Sergeant Jayson Janes

Date: July 31, 2022

Missing:  Kathleen Scott, 71 year old female, La Pine

The Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Kathleen Scott. Kathleen left a residence on Sutter St. in Newberry Estates in the La Pine area at approximately 1030 AM. Kathleen is on foot and her direction of travel is unknown. 

Kathleen is described as approximately five feet seven inches tall weighing approximately 98 pounds. Kathleen is wearing a plaid or gray pull over shirt, with blue jeans, white shoes and a beanie hat. She is most likely carrying a small yellow dog named Dobby. Kathleen suffers from Dementia and Alzheimer’s.

If you have any information on Kathleen’s whereabouts or if you have seen her, please call the Sheriff’s Office at 541-693-6911 reference case 22-41244. 

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 over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 193 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.


Wed, 27 Jul 2022 16:21:00 PDT

Deschutes County Street Crimes Unit Arrest Redmond Man for Fentanyl (Photo)

Released by: Detective Sergeant Doug Sullivan

Release Date: July 27, 2022

 

Location: 

629 SW 5th St. Redmond, OR (Village Squire Motel)

 

Arrested: 

Levi Towry, 37 year old male, Redmond, OR

 

Charges: 

Unlawful Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance

Attempted Delivery of Schedule II Controlled Substance

Burglary (unrelated Bend Police Department Investigation)

 

NARRATIVE:

 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit conducted a short term investigation into Levi Towry for the sales of fentanyl pills imported from Portland and later distributed in in Deschutes County. On July 27, 2022, Street Crimes detectives learned Towry was traveling from Portland to Redmond, OR with fentanyl pills in his possession. 

Detectives observed a vehicle Towry was a passenger in pull into the parking lot of the Village Squire Motel in Redmond, OR. Detectives contacted Towry while he was seated in the vehicle and he was immediately detained on an unrelated burglary case from Bend Police Department. A subsequent search warrant of Towry’s person revealed he was in possession of a commercial quantity of counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl.

A “a commercial quantity” is defined by statute as five grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of fentanyl, or any substituted derivative of fentanyl as defined by the rules of the Oregon Board of Pharmacy. This is not a separate criminal charge, rather an increase in the sentencing guidelines. 

The greater Portland area is a major transshipment hub where illegal drugs coming from the southwest border are stored in local warehouses, storage units, and residential properties. The bulk shipments of drugs are usually broken down into smaller quantities and transported to other states or distributed to local dealers. The Portland area has an international airport, interstate highways, and bus and train lines that make it easy for shipments to be smuggled to other destinations around the Pacific Northwest.

Towry was transported to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Jail. Due to medical reasons Towry was then transported to St. Charles, Bend ER. He was cited and released at St. Charles.

Street Crimes Detectives were assisted by the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team. 

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 six 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 193 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.


Mon, 25 Jul 2022 15:52:55 PDT

Reckless Driver in Stolen Car Arrested (Photo)

Released by: Sergeant Jayson Janes

Date: July 25, 2022

Arrested: Blake Goodrich, 22 year old male, Bend

Vehicle: Black 2016 Toyota Corolla

Charges: Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Reckless Driving (2 counts) and Reckless Endangering (2 counts) 

 

On July 25, 2022 at approximately 9:21 AM the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office received numerous calls about a vehicle speeding and driving recklessly nearly causing multiple crashes on Highway 20. The vehicle was reported to be heading west on Highway 20 toward the City of Sisters. A DCSO Deputy spotted the vehicle on Hwy. 20 near Indian Ford Rd. driving at a high rate of speed. The Deputy lost sight of the vehicle near milepost 91 on Hwy. 20. 

The Sheriff’s Office continued getting reports about the vehicle as it continued west past the Hoodoo Ski area. The deputy and a Black Butte Police Officer continued looking for the vehicle. The vehicle was located driving east on Hwy. 20 near the intersection of Hwy. 20 and Hwy. 126. The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver refused to stop leading the deputy on a short pursuit before the pursuit was discontinued. The vehicle continued driving east toward the City of Sisters. Attempts were made to use Stop Sticks on the vehicle before it reached Sisters without success. 

The vehicle was observed entering Sisters and turning into the McDonalds parking lot. Deputies performed a high risk traffic stop on the car. They contacted the driver later identified as Blake Goodrich and took him into custody without incident.

Deputies learned that Goodrich had earlier stolen the vehicle from Bend and the victim was unaware of her car being stolen. 

Goodrich was transported to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Jail and lodged on the above mentioned charges. Additional charges are likely. 

The Sheriff’s Office is asking for anyone that observed Goodrich’s driving or had to avoid a crash due his driving, please contact our office at 541-693-6911 reference case number 22-39893. 

The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Oregon State Police and Black Butte Ranch Police Department for their assistance on this incident. 

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 over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 193 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

 

 


Wed, 20 Jul 2022 21:26:37 PDT

DUII Driver Crashes into Power Pole Causing Power Outage (Photo)

Released by: Sergeant Jayson Janes

Date: July 20, 2022

Driver: Lisa Marie Hall, 50 year old female, Bend

Vehicle: 2005 Subaru Legacy

Charges: DUII, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangering(X4), Criminal Mischief I, and Criminal Mischief II

 

On July 20, 2022 at approximately 2:21 PM the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported single vehicle motor vehicle crash in the area of Baker Road and Apache Road in Deschutes River Woods. The initial report was a vehicle had crashed into a power pole and the vehicle was on fire. 

Upon arrival the deputies determined the vehicle was not on fire, but the crash caused the power lines to fall to the ground and start the nearby grass on fire. Residents in the area were working to extinguish the fire. When the deputies first arrived they used their fire extinguishers to put the fire out. 

Deputies determined the driver of the Subaru Legacy, Lisa Hall was driving east on Baker Road in the area of Apache Road when she went off the roadway colliding into a rock outcropping causing her to go airborne and crash into a power pole guide wire which caused the power lines to go down. Hall’s vehicle ultimately came to a stop when it collided with a moving truck and her vehicle got stuck underneath. When Hall collided with the rock outcropping one of the rocks went airborne and struck a passing car. The passing car had three occupants at the time. None of the occupants were injured in this incident. 

Hall was transported to Saint Charles by ambulance for non-life threatening injuries. Upon arrival at the hospital, Hall tried running away. Hall was quickly detained by deputies. Due to evidence obtained during the crash investigation deputies had probable cause to believe Hall was driving under the influence of intoxicants (drugs). 

The roadway was closed for approximately one and a half hours while the power lines were repaired. 

Hall was cited and released at Saint Charles for the above mentioned 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 six 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 193 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.


Wed, 20 Jul 2022 11:22:41 PDT

Update to Shooting Investigation off Alfalfa Market Road (Photo)

****UPDATE****

Released by: Detective Sergeant Troy Gotchy

Arrested: Ray, Jesse Aaron  39 years old Bend

Charges: Negligent wounding of another and Unlawful use of a weapon

 

Over the last couple weeks, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office detective unit developed a person of interest in the Mayfield Pond shooting.  That person was identified as Jesse Aaron Ray. Detectives located evidence linking Ray to the shooting incident at Mayfield Pond. Detectives also learned Ray was living out of his car in the area of Stevens Road and 27th Street in Bend. 

On 07/20/2022 at approximately 5:30 AM, detectives and members of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team served a search warrant on Ray and his vehicle on Stevens Road.  Ray was taken into custody without incident.  Ray was eventually cited and released on the above listed charges. DCSO detectives have been working closely with the Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office on this case and they will be reviewing this case for possible additional charges. 

Any further information on this case will be released by the District Attorney’s Office. 

****End of Update****

 

Updated by Lt. William Bailey on July 1, 2022 at 3:45pm

Name of deceased: Neil Martell of Bend, Age: 53

## End of Update ##

Updated by Lt. William Bailey on July 1, 2022 at 12:45 pm

Detectives have been working since yesterday to investigate the shooting death of the adult male off Alfalfa Market Road.  This case is currently being investigated as a possible accidental shooting and they are asking for anyone that was in the area of Mayfield Pond target shooting on the afternoon of June 30, 2022 to come forward.  Detectives are specifically asking for information on a person and vehicle observed near the scene of the shooting.  The vehicle has been described as a smaller, white SUV or crossover; likely less than ten years old.  The driver has been described as a white male in his 30’s. 

DCSO detectives are also seeking home video surveillance from any community member that may have captured roadway vehicle traffic after 1:00 pm yesterday at the following locations: vehicle traffic on Neff Road between the City of Bend and Powell Butte Highway and vehicle traffic on Alfalfa Market Road between Powell Butte Highway and the Alfalfa Store.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911 and ask to speak with a detective. 

The name of the deceased will be released once his next of kin has been notified.

## End of Update ##

Released by Lt. William Bailey

NARRATIVE:

Just after 2:00 pm today, deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported shooting on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land near milepost 4 on Alfalfa Market Road.  When deputies and Bend Fire Department medics arrived on scene, they determined one adult male was deceased.  DCSO detectives have been called out to the scene and are leading the investigation into the shooting death.  They are being assisted by the Bend Police Department, the Oregon State Police, the Oregon State Police Crime Lab and the Deschutes County District Attorney's Office. 

This is an active investigation, and the public should expect a heavy law enforcement presence in the area for an extended period.  We do not currently have information that there is an active threat to public safety.  Community members should always be aware of their surroundings though and report anything suspicious to their local law enforcement.

Detectives are also asking to speak anyone that was in the area of the BLM land near milepost 4 on Alfalfa Market Road around 2:00 pm today.  Anyone with information should call non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911 and ask to speak with a detective.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with six 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 193 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

## End of Release ##

 

 

 

 


Tue, 19 Jul 2022 00:50:04 PDT

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Volunteers assist injured climber south of Student Wall (Photo)

Update 7-19-21

Patient was 34 year old male, original press release had 28 year old male incorrectly stated in one paragraph

End of update

 

 

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

Release Date: 07/18/2022

Location: Unimproved climbing area south of Student Wall

Person Assisted:  34 year old male, Redmond Oregon

On July 18, 2022, at 6:41 pm, 911 Dispatch received a call regarding an injured climber on a trail below an unimproved climbing area just north of and area known as “Student Wall.”  It was determined a 34 year old male had fallen while climbing and sustained injuries preventing him from climbing out without the assistance of the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue.  

With information received from the reporting party, it was determined the SAR Mountain Rescue Unit (MRU) technical Team would be needed as the patient was at the bottom of a cliff and best recovery would be to bring the patient up the cliff face.   

15 SAR volunteers and 2 Special Services Deputies responded to this incident arriving at approximately 8:00 pm.     Redmond Fire and Rescue was able to hike to the patient and made initial patient contact while DCSO SAR MRU set up an extrication system of ropes and a litter to bring the patient up approximately 110 feet of cliff face.  It should be noted SAR units accessed the “Burma Road” side of the canyon via private property with the permission of the owner.   

By 10:30 pm the patient was placed in the litter and extracted with ropes via the cliff face to a waiting ambulance.  The patient was turned over to the care of Redmond Fire and Rescue by 2312 hours.  

The patient, a 34 year old male from Redmond, Oregon was reported to be an avid climber and was just about to hook in to a rope system when the fall occurred.  While on scene, witnesses told responding units they saw the male fall approximately 50 feet and then roll another 40 feet over several rocks prior to coming to a rest at the base of the cliff.   DCSO SAR would like to thank Redmond Fire and Rescue as well as the private property owner for their assistance during this difficult and technical mission.  

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, 18 Jul 2022 12:41:08 PDT

Cougar Killed in Deschutes River Woods (Photo)

Released by: Sergeant Jayson Janes

Date: July 18, 2022

Location: 18000 block of Shoshone Rd. 

 

On July 17, 2022 at approximately 5:40 PM the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office received numerous 911 calls about gunshots in the area of Shoshone Road and Baker Road. Upon arrival deputies learned that two people had encountered a cougar in the area and had fired numerous shots at the cougar. According to one of the subjects, the cougar had been observed killing a deer in the area of Baker Rd. earlier in the morning. While they were later walking on Baker Rd. near the area of the observed deer kill, they observed the cougar in the bushes approximately 10 feet from them. The cougar was acting aggressive toward them, so they both shot at the cougar. 

The cougar was later observed hiding under a porch in a resident’s back yard. The cougar then left southbound and was seen going through yards in the neighborhood before deputies lost sight of it. 

Based on safety concerns for those in the neighborhood and the large number of people in the area along the Deschutes River, the Sheriff’s Office contacted an Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife tracker in order to locate the cougar. DCSO deputies along with the Oregon State Police and the ODFW tracker located the cougar within close proximity to another residence. The cougar was ultimately euthanized. 

While on scene deputies learned that a nearby house was struck by a ricochet bullet from the subjects shooting at the cougar. Based on the damage caused to the house, both subjects were issued citations to appear for Criminal Mischief II. 

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 over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 193 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.


Wed, 13 Jul 2022 17:40:50 PDT

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue assist hiker on Mirror Lakes Trail (Photo)

Released by: Deputy Donny Patterson, Assistant Search and Rescue Coordinator

Release Date: 07/13/2022

Location: Mirror Lakes Trail

Person Assisted: 77 year old Male, Lafayette, Ca. 

On July 13, 2022, at 11:51 AM, the Deschutes County 911 Dispatch Center received a 911 call regarding a hiker on Mirror Lakes Trail that was having a Medical Emergency. It was determined that a 77-year-old male who was hiking with his family had become ill while on the trail.  The illness prevented the hiker from walking back out to the trailhead without the assistance of the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue. 

A page was sent out for SAR and 9 DCSO SAR Volunteers responded.  A Special Services Deputy assigned to Search and Rescue who was in the area at the time also responded to this call and hiked in to the patient arriving with the patient first at 1:11 PM. The DCSO SAR Volunteers met up with the Special Services Deputy and the patient at approximately 2:00 PM. The DCSO SAR Volunteers evaluated the hikers illness and chose to transport him out of the location approximately 2-miles by wheeled litter to the trailhead to meet up with Bend Fire and Rescue.  

At approximately 3:35 PM, the SAR teams reached the Mirror Lakes Trailhead with the hiker. Bend Fire and Rescue evaluated the hiker and subsequently transported him to the hospital for further evaluation. 

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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