Off-duty deputy spots alleged burglary at former Safari Club in Estacada; suspect arrested, additional tips sought

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2013

Media and Interested Parties


Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #13-14774


An eagle-eyed off-duty deputy helped the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office make a burglary arrest in Estacada on Wednesday.

At approximately 11:20 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15, Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a report of a burglary in progress at the former Safari Club, located at 116 SE 4th Ave. in Estacada. Off-duty Deputy Daniel Moyer had contacted dispatch after witnessing a suspicious person exiting of the Legendary Safari Club with a large heavy brown suitcase and a backpack before leaving the crime scene with a bicycle.

The Safari Club owners are in the process of vacating the building, but the address still contains items of value the owners are in the process of removing.

Deputies contacted and detained the suspect -- Jonathan Ray Hogenson, 32, of Estacada. Deputies have identified him as a person of interest in several other Sheriff's Office burglary investigations in the area.

The off-duty deputy had reportedly witnessed suspect Hogenson exit the former Safari Club with the heavy suitcase and backpack. The deputy then reportedly watched Hogenson use his bicycle pedal to support the weight of the suitcase while walking it over to the suspect's mother's house on Forest Road.

Deputies recovered the suitcase and backpack from the back porch of Hogenson's mother's residence and examined their contents. Meanwhile, investigation at the Safari Club revealed two separate forced entries, evidence of cut metal, damage to a walk-in cooler, and other clues.

Items inside the suitcase were identified as property of the Safari Club owners and returned.

Hogenson was booked into Clackamas County Jail on a charge of Burglary II. His bail was set at $15,000. Inmate info can be found here.


The Sheriff's Office is seeking any additional clues involving this or other possible burglaries committed by Jonathan Ray Hogenson, 32, of Estacada.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's confidential Tip Line -- by telephone at 503-723-4949, or by using the online e-mail form. Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #13-14774

The public can also submit crime-tip text messages to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office from a cell phone. All users have to do is send a text message to CRIMES (274637 on your phone keypad) -- with the keyword CCSO as the first word in the message body.

Important reminder: Please do not send emergency messages using the text-messaging system -- in case of an emergency, call 911.

Please reference Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Case #13-14774.


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Robert Wurpes, Sergeant
Office of Public Information

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

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