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7/19: Deputies join response to plane crash with minor injuries outside Aurora

At 10:48 a.m. on Saturday, July 19, 2014, a Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputy responded to a report of a small plane crash near S. Meridian Rd. and S. Whiskey Hill Rd. near Hubbard, OR. The two occupants of the plane were reported to be out of the plane and walking around. READ MORE


7/15: Child, 6, saved from drowning death by citizen bystander using CPR

Just after 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, first responders were dispatched to a report of a 6-year-old drowning victim at the Greenleaf Monterey Apartments. The victim was described as unconscious, unresponsive and not breathing, and that a bystander was performing CPR on the victim. READ MORE


7/10: Sheriff's Office releases 2013 Crime Report, posts crime-stat archives to web

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office has released its 2013 Crime Report -- compiling crime statistics from last year into a set of easy-to-read charts and infographics. READ MORE


UPDATED 7/14: Estacada man killed in July 10 tree-felling accident

Just after 1 p.m. on Thursday July 10, 2014, a group of campers were out cutting firewood in the Mount Hood National Forest on USFS RD 4630 about a mile from Lake Harriet. They were improperly felling large Douglas Fir tree that was dead and leaning over.  READ MORE


UPDATED 7/15: Clackamas County SWAT Team involved in July 7 shooting

At 10:08 p.m. on Sunday, July 6, 2014, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call of a domestic disturbance in the 30000 block of S. Hwy 213, an unincorporated area of the county outside of Molalla, OR. READ MORE


6/29: Molalla man shot in leg; two arrested

At about 9:45 pm on Saturday, June 28, 2014, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies and Molalla Police officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 800 block of W. Main St., an unincorporated area outside of Molalla. Reports indicated a man had been shot in the leg with a shotgun. READ MORE


6/27: Deputies respond to Eagle Creek home-invasion robbery; tips sought

At about 2:07 a.m. on Friday, June 27, 2014, deputies with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a report of a home-invasion robbery in the 22500 block of SE Van Curen Road in Eagle Creek. READ MORE


Registration now open for Northwest SARCon 2014

Registration is now open for Northwest SARCon 2014, our landmark search-and-rescue conference, set for September 26-28, 2014 at Camp Kuratli. SARCon is a search-and-rescue conference for emergency responders and their supervisors. Attendees include sheriff’s deputies, SAR team members and volunteers, police officers, firefighters and military and medical personnel. Participants receive hands-on training and participate in discussions on topics related to every aspect of search-and-rescue missions. READ MORE


6/25: Marine Unit deputies reward kids -- with candy -- for practicing good life-jacket safety

The Sheriff's Office works with Plaid Pantry and the makers of Mike & Ike candy to reinforce a good safety habit. READ MORE


6/22: Sheriff's Office Cadets have success at national competition

Last week, on June 14, 2014, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Cadets traveled to the called Explorer Conference "Ex-Con" national competition in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year's competition attracted Cadet and Explorer programs from around the nation. READ MORE


6/22: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office recovers stolen truck; leads to more recovered stolen items; tips sought

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and Portland Police Bureau investigated the theft and recovery of a stolen semi tractor trailer, stolen during a burglary from ABC Supply at 1835 NE Columbia Blvd. in Portland, Oregon. READ MORE


6/12: Sheriff's Office gets reports of new 'jury duty warrant scam' fraud calls; if contacted, call actual police ASAP

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is getting fresh reports of phone scam that made the rounds in the area last year. A Sheriff's Office Community Service Officer (CSO) reports that in the last week, citizens are again being contacted by a subject falsely identifying himself as a Sheriff's Office employee -- who then runs a variation on the telephone "jury-duty warrant scam."  READ MORE


6/10: Sheriff's Office seeks tips in string of cat burglaries in unincorporated Lake Oswego

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is investigating a string of residential burglaries in the Lake Forrest Neighborhood of unincorporated Lake Oswego (the area east of I-5 from Carmen Drive to Childs Road and bordered by Waluga Park). READ MORE


6/9: CCITF, multiple SWAT teams serve search warrants at four locations, seize drugs, guns, and stolen Harley-Davidson motorcycles

On Thursday, June 5, 2014, the Clackamas County Inter-agency Task Force (CCITF) executed multiple search warrants within Clackamas County with the assistance of the Portland Police Bureau SERT, Washington County TNT and Clackamas County Sheriff's Office SWAT teams. READ MORE


6/9: Sheriff's Office responds to fatal car crash on SW Petes Mountain Road; driver dead, passenger in critical condition

At 5:15 p.m. on Sunday, June 8, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office -- with help from both the West Linn and Wilsonville Police Departments -- responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash in the 27000 block of SW Petes Mountain Road in rural Clackamas County. Witnesses called 911 to report that a car had hit a power pole and the vehicle was sheared in half. READ MORE


UPDATED 6/18 w/ ARRESTS: Theft from auto in Wilsonville leads to shopping spree by thieves

Between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday, June 6, 2014, a car break-in occurred in the parking lot across from the Town Center Park in Wilsonville while a local family was at the park. Entry into the vehicle was made by force. Two persons then allegedly went on a criminal shopping spree using the victim's stolen credit cards in Tualatin and Tigard before the victim's credit card company was able to put a stop to this fraud. READ MORE


5/29: Sheriff's Office gains OAA state accreditation

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office recently completed an accreditation process through the Oregon Accreditation Alliance. READ MORE


5/28: UPDATE: Deputies chase new Iowa lead in search for murder suspect Dirck White; $16k reward for info

On February 6, 2014, Clackamas County Weighmaster Grady Waxenfelter was executed while conducting a traffic stop on a commercial truck near Boring, Oregon. Waxenfelter, who was 47 years old with a wife and three children, was shot in the head and died at the scene. The shooting was witnessed by a civilian who was riding with Waxenfelter. READ MORE


5/26: Sheriff's Office responds after car crashes into semi-truck

At about 8:25 p.m. on Sunday, May 25, 2014, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office responded to an injury accident on SW Stafford Road, near SW Ek Road, which is outside of Tualatin in unincorporated Clackamas County. READ MORE


5/24: Sheriff's Office coordinates rescue, airlift of injured climber on Mt. Hood

At approximately 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, May 24, 2014, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office received reports of a fallen climber on Mt Hood. Initial reports were that the fall had occurred near the Crater Rock and Hogsback areas on the mountain. The climber -- Michael Adams, 59, of Tualatin, OR -- slipped on the ice and slid several hundred feet. READ MORE


5/21: Hero deputy pulls elderly male from burning house in Sandy

At about 6:50 a.m. on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, Deputy Dustin Cochran was on patrol when he noticed smoke coming from a house on Pioneer Boulevard in Sandy. READ MORE


5/19: Sheriff's Office deputies conducting high-visibility enforcement for 'Click it or Ticket'

From May 9 through June 1, 2014, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies will be conducting high-visibility traffic law enforcement to increase public awareness of -- and compliance with -- Oregon's safety-belt and child-restraint laws. READ MORE



5/15: CCITF intercepts 17.6 pounds of meth in latest bust; four arrested

On Monday, May 12, 2014, members of the Clackamas County Inter-agency Task Force (CCITF) were investigating an alleged Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO) operating in Clackamas, Multnomah and Clark Counties. READ MORE


5/14: Sheriff's Office hosts 2014 North American Motor Officers Association Conference; media, public invited to watch officers improve ride skills

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Motor Unit is hosting the 2014 North American Motor Officers (NAMOA) Conference May 15-17 at Audi Wilsonville (26600 Southwest 95th Avenue, Wilsonville, OR 97070). The conference provides an opportunity for law-enforcement motor officers to train and improve their ride skills. The public and media are invited to watch. READ MORE


5/14: Wilsonville Police arrest same suspect in two unrelated incidents; tips, possible additional victims sought

Today (Wednesday, May 14), a deputy noticed a possible connection between two Wilsonville cases involving a suspect allegedly approaching and harassing women. Deputies are looking for possible additional victims. READ MORE


5/13: UPDATED -- Happy Valley Police investigating fatal traffic crash on Hwy 212 near SE 142nd Ave.

At about 6:25 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, Happy Valley Police responded to a fatal traffic crash between a motor vehicle and two motorcycles. READ MORE


5/13: Happy Valley police arrest man on multiple Theft by Deception charges; tips, possible additional victims sought

At 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, Happy Valley Police, working with other agencies, served a search warrant at 11056 SE Hilltop Ct. in Happy Valley. Following the warrant service, deputies arrested Michael Andrew Brennan, age 50, on three counts of Theft by Deception. Brennan is alleged to have committed food-stamp fraud, defrauded his disabled father-in-law, and accepted charitable donations for a charitable organization without 501(C)(3) status. Happy Valley Police are looking for additional possible victims; tips are sought. READ MORE


5/12: Sheriff's Office rescues dog stranded on swift Sandy River at Dodge Park

At approximately 9 a.m. on Monday, May 12, 2014, deputies were dispatched to a report of a dog stranded at the base of a cliff along the Sandy River. The dog was rescued and safely reunited with its owner. READ MORE


5/10: Deputies investigating possible abduction attempt in rural area

On 5-10-14 at about 9:20 p.m., a 10-year-old girl was pushing her bike home from a friend's house toward her own home. She reportedly observed a male hiding in the bushes. READ MORE


5/1: Local water-rescue teams offer swimming and boating safety tips

Summer is just around the corner -- and with it, the fun-in-the-sun and water activities. There are many things we can do to make those activities -- which include boating, swimming, floating, and fishing -- fun and safe experiences.  READ MORE


New 'Mik & Nero' educational comic on distracted driving debuts Wednesday, April 30 at Wellness/Safety Fair

A new, free educational comic starring Clackamas County Sheriff's Office K-9 deputies Mik & Nero debuts this Wednesday, April 30 at Clackamas County's Wellness, Safety and Sustainability Fair (A poster for the Fair can be found here). The new comic, "Mik & Nero: Distracted Danger," is a joint production by Oregon Impact and the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. It follows the disastrous misadventures of a teen driver named Charlie who thinks it's okay to text and drive -- and learns a tough lesson as his life flashes before his eyes following a road mishap caused by his cell-phone use while behind the wheel. READ MORE


4/29: Sheriff's Office seeks 'Nicorette Bandit' believed responsible for over $1k in gum thefts; tips sought

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is seeking a shoplifter -- dubbed the "Nicorette Bandit" -- believed responsible for stealing over $1,000 worth of a gum used to quit smoking. Suspect photos are attached to this release. Tips are sought from the public. READ MORE


4/24: UPDATED -- Sheriff's Office seeks two suspects in 4/23 Buy Rite Grocery robbery; suspect sketch released; tips sought

At about 12:53 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, two white males robbed the Buy Rite Grocery located at 2120 SE Oak Grove Blvd. At least one firearm was used in the robbery. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office can now release one suspect sketch -- and urges the public to send tips. READ MORE


4/21: UPDATED: Deputies respond to shooting at Kings Row Motel

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office detectives can now release the names of the involved parties from the Thursday, April 17 shooting at the Kings Row Motel. READ MORE


UPDATED w/ STATS: Sheriff's Office  participates in no-questions-asked 'National Drug Take-Back Day'

Want to safely dispose of unwanted, unused prescription drugs? The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office will hold a no-questions-asked "Prescription Drug Take-Back" on Saturday, April 26, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Kaiser Permanente parking lot next to Mt. Talbert Medical Clinic (10100 SE Sunnyside Rd, Clackamas). READ MORE


4/16: Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington County Sheriff's Offices announce suspension of I-247 detainer placements after court ruling; letter on the ruling from Sheriff Roberts

As a result of a recent court opinion and order issued on April 11, 2014 by the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, as well as other recent court rulings, finding that holding a person solely on an ICE detainer violates the 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington County Sheriff's Office's have made the decision to suspend placement of I-247 Immigration Detainers. READ MORE


4/9: UPDATE -- Reward raised to $16,000 in hunt for murder suspect Dirck White

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office continues to work with the U.S. Marshals to track down homicide suspect Dirck White. White is the prime suspect in the murder of Weighmaster Grady Waxenfelter on February 6th of this year. The reward money is now $16,000 for information leading to his arrest. READ MORE


4/2: Aircraft-carrier friendship leads to much-needed Sheriff's Office laptop donation

A friendship on an aircraft carrier led to a donation of laptop computers by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. That donation will help a rural Montana sheriff's office write reports from the road for the first time. READ MORE


2/13: NEW VIDEO: Officer Nathan Seitz needs kidney transplant; CCPOBF sets up fund to help w/ expenses

The Clackamas County Peace Officers' Benevolent Foundation has established the "Officer Nathan Seitz Fund." Over the past several months, Nathan ("Nate") has acquired IgA Nephropathy with stage 5 kidney failure -- an autoimmune disease that is quickly destroying his kidney function. Nate requires a kidney transplant. A video interview with Nate is now posted here, on the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office YouTube channel. READ MORE


Prescription Drug Drop-Off Boxes come to multiple Clackamas County locations

Looking to dispose of unwanted or expired medications? It's now easier than ever -- thanks to convenient new permanent drop-boxes in several Clackamas County locations. READ MORE


Now online: Our 2012 Crime Report

Our 2012 Crime Report is now online as a PDF. It's our wide-ranging compilation of Clackamas County crime stats -- covering everything from reports processed to stolen cars to unit reports from SWAT, Search & Rescue, and much more. Download it here.

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