Following multi-agency investigation, Marshals nab suspect in multiple Clackamas County armed robberies

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: Tuesday, February 13, 2018, 10:19 a.m.


Please reference CCSO Case # 2018-000640 and OCPD Case #2018-000380

Booking photo: Gary Kamuela KealohaSeveral local agencies worked together to arrest a suspect in armed robberies in Happy Valley, Oregon City and Gladstone.

At about 2:15 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, an armed robbery was reported at Sports on Tap (16021 SE Happy Valley Town Center Dr., Happy Valley). The suspect presented a handgun, pointing it at the bartender. An undisclosed amount of money was taken.

Investigators identified the suspect as 26-year-old Gary Kamuela Kealoha.

On Jan. 30, 2018, another armed robbery occurred at 1321 Main Street in Oregon City. An undisclosed amount of money was taken, and the suspect was again identified as Gary Kealoha.

Investigators soon learned the Gladstone Police Department was working an Oct. 7, 2017 armed robbery in which Mr. Kealoha was the suspect.

An arrest warrant was written for Mr. Kealoha and signed by a Clackamas County judge. The warrant information was given to the U.S. Marshals Service -- who contacted and arrested Mr. Kealoha on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018.

This case was investigated by detectives from Happy Valley Police, Gladstone Police and the Oregon City Police Department.

Gary Kamuela Kealoha, 26, is currently lodged in Clackamas County Jail on an extensive list of charges that includes:

  • Assault IV
  • Harassment
  • Theft III
  • Robbery I (two counts)
  • Theft I (two counts)
  • Unlawful Use of a Weapon
  • Probation Violation: Coercion
  • Probation Violation: Assault IV

Bail is set at $285,000. A booking photo is attached. His complete booking info can be viewed here.


Anyone with information on Gary Kealoha or his alleged crimes is urged to contact the the Sheriff's Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form. Please reference CCSO Case # 2018-000640 or OCPD Case #18-000380.

Two Clackamas County cities -- 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