Sheriff's Office, Happy Valley PD arrest treehouse trespasser high on meth

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: Monday, July 11, 2016, 9:07 p.m.


Treehouse standoff



At about 4:25 p.m. on July 11, 2016, deputies contracted to the City of Happy Valley responded to a homeowner's report of a trespasser in her treehouse, located on an undeveloped lot in the 9900 block of SE Eastview Dr., within the incorporated boundaries of the City of Happy Valley.

The first deputies to arrive located an adult male in the treehouse, who refused to come down. He was identified as 40-year-old Troy Miller of Happy Valley.

Behavioral Health Specialists assigned to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, as well as members of the Hostage Negotiation Team, responded to assist with the call.

Members of Clackamas Fire District #1 were dispatched to the scene to assist with providing ladders to help access the man.

Deputies negotiated with the man for over two hours. At times he would climb onto the roof of the treehouse, and higher into the tree. Deputies were concerned the man might fall, and remained steadfast in their negotiation efforts.

Ultimately, the man came down for a bottle of water, and was taken into custody without injury.

The suspect was transported to the Clackamas County Jail, where he was lodged on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Resisting Arrest, and Criminal Trespass. His complete booking info is here. Bail was set at $26,000.

Thanks to the patience and professionalism of all involved.

Three Clackamas County cities -- Damascus, Happy Valley, and Wilsonville -- contract with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office to provide municipal police services.


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Contact Info:
Sergeant Brian Jensen
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office