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UPDATED w/ BOOKING PHOTO: Deputies arrest suspect after car chase that crossed state line into Washington (Photo) - 01/11/19

UPDATE: Booking photo now attached.

Please reference CCSO Case # 19-000835

On Friday, January 11, 2019 at about 4:30 a.m., Nathanael Aaron Samuel -- 26, of Sandy -- was arrested in Camas, Washington, following a car chase in a stolen white Dodge pickup.

At about 3:40 a.m., Oregon City Police Department officers located Mr. Samuel driving a reportedly stolen 2001 white Dodge pickup northbound on I-205 near Highway 213.

OCPD officers, along with deputies from the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, attempted to stop Mr. Samuel in the stolen vehicle.

When the attempt was made, Mr. Samuel accelerated at a high rate of speed in an attempt to elude law enforcement. Patrol vehicles pursued.

The high-speed chase crossed the Glenn L. Jackson Memorial Bridge in to the State of Washington.

After successfully deploying spike strips to flatten the tires to the vehicle driven by Mr. Samuel, the suspect crashed the truck and then fled on foot into Camas Cemetery, where he was apprehended by a Clackamas County deputy.

Mr. Samuel was transported and lodged in Clackamas County Jail on the following charges:

  • Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle
  • Attempt to Elude a Police Officer -- Foot (2 counts)
  • Attempt to Elude a Police Officer -- Vehicle (2 counts)
  • Reckless Driving
  • Reckless Endangering
  • Assault III
  • Probation Violation Detainer for PCS Meth 

His complete booking info is here:


Mr. Samuel is the suspect in numerous felonious crimes in Clackamas County.  Investigators are investigating those crimes and are urging anyone with information in regards to this case or any other cases involving Mr. Samuel to contact the Sheriff’s Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at reference CCSO Case # 19-000835.

Other involved agencies:

A booking photo is attached.


Attached Media Files: bookingphoto-samuel.jpg
Bouley booking photo
Bouley booking photo
Sheriff's Office arrests Welches man on attempted-murder charges after violent domestic dispute (Photo) - 01/10/19


Shortly after midnight on Wednesday, Jan. 9, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a reported domestic disturbance at a residence on the 68300 block of E. Twinberry Loop in Welches.

The suspect -- William Joseph Bouley, 61 -- had reportedly severely beaten the victim with a piece of wood during an argument.

(Initial reports suggest that Bouley believed he had beaten the victim to death, and was threatening to kill himself; deputies and responding Sandy Fire paramedics would quickly learn the victim was instead severely injured.)

Both Bouley and the victim -- his girlfriend -- live at the residence.

Deputies arrived at the scene and established a perimeter. Deputies contacted Bouley by phone, and instructed him to walk outside. He complied, and was taken into custody by deputies on the south side of the residence.

Deputies quickly located the victim on a couch in the residence, and responding paramedics went to work. The victim had a severe head wound, and was conscious but disoriented while being treated at the scene. She was transported to an area hospital with traumatic injuries.

Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators (CSI) responded to the scene to collect and process evidence and conduct interviews. Deputies also contacted witnesses who had seen the couple earlier in the evening.

William Bouley was transported to Clackamas County Jail and booked on a charge of Attempted Murder. He is being held without bail. A booking photo is attached.



Attached Media Files: Bouley booking photo
OIS Scene
OIS Scene
Sheriff's Office investigates following early morning Jan. 5 officer-involved shooting on SE Rupert Drive; one deceased (Photo) - 01/08/19

UPDATE: The involved deputies are Deputy Scott Krause and Deputy Trevor Wolf.  Deputy Krause has been employed at the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office since February 2016 and Deputy Wolf has been employed at the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office since June 2017.  

The investigation is continuing and anyone with information is urged to call investigators on the CCSO Tip Line at (503) 723-4949.




At approximately 3:10 a.m. on Saturday January 5, 2019, a Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputy located an occupied vehicle parked along a short roadway that leads to Oak Grove Methodist Church ( 14700 SE Rupert Dr.).

The deputy contacted the vehicle's lone occupant, David John Engebretson, 50, of Milwaukie.

Mr. Engebretson had a valid warrant for his arrest and refused to exit the vehicle. The deputy called for a cover unit.

A short time later, a second deputy arrived and one of the deputies radioed "shots fired."

There had been an exchange of gunfire between the two deputies and Mr. Engebretson. Mr. Engebretson died as a result of a gunshot wound. The deputies were uninjured in the exchange.

The Clackamas County Major Crimes Team responded to the scene to gather forensic evidence and conduct an investigation.

An autopsy by the Oregon State Medical Examiner has been completed, and family notifications are complete.

Photos from the scene are attached.

Both of the involved deputies have been placed on paid administrative leave while detectives investigate the incident, per standard procedure in an officer-involved shooting. The investigation of the incident is ongoing.


Attached Media Files: OIS Scene , OIS Scene , OIS Scene
Surveillance photo of suspect vehicle
Surveillance photo of suspect vehicle
Sheriff's Office investigates shooting in WinCo parking lot; suspect vehicle photo attached; tips sought (Photo) - 01/07/19

Please reference CCSO Case # 19-000494

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting in a Winco parking lot that left a bullet-hole in the hood of an Acura. The Sheriff's Office is looking for a suspect vehicle -- a late-model red sedan. Photos are attached, including a suspect-vehicle photo.

At 9:06 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a 911 call reporting a shooting in the Winco parking lot at 11250 S.E. 82nd Ave.

Upon arrival, deputies found an Acura with a single bullet hole in the hood. However, an eyewitness indicated that two rounds were fired. There were no injuries.

Crime Scene Investigators (CSI) responded to the scene. Deputies and CSI personnel have finished processing the scene. Forensic experts have determined that the bullet struck the victim's vehicle near the front headlight and missed the victim -- who was loading groceries through a car door at the time -- by inches.

The victim does not know the suspect, and a motive for the shooting is unknown at this writing.

A red late-model sedan was identified as the suspect vehicle in the incident, and deputies have secured a surveillance photo of the suspect vehicle (attached).

A photo from the scene of the damaged vehicle is also attached.


The Sheriff’s Office is seeking additional information in this case. Anyone with information is urged to send a tip — by phone at 503-655-8441 or 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at . Please reference CCSO Case # 19-000494.


UPDATE -- CORRECTED VIDEO LINK: Search & Rescue recover two bodies inside submerged vehicle on Collawash River - 01/05/19

UPDATE: CORRECTED Dropbox link to time-lapse video of vehicle recovery:



On Thursday January 3, 2019, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue (SAR) team responded to the area of the Ripplebrook Ranger Station, which is approximately 25 miles east of Estacada along HWY 224, on a report of 2 missing adults.  The Sheriff’s Office received information that Kevin Shaver and Chase Villarreal had not returned from their trip into East County and were last seen in their red Chevrolet Tahoe.

After an extensive search, on January 4, 2019, at approximately 7:30 p.m. searchers located the vehicle fully submerged in the Collawash River.  Searchers located a dog along the far bank of the river and were able to rescue the dog on January 4th and then return on January 5th to retrieve the vehicle.

On January 5th Marine and Dive Rescue responded and were able to remove the vehicle from the river.  Inside the vehicle rescuers found the bodies of Mr. Shaver and Mr. Villarreal.  Families of both men have been notified of their deaths.

Investigators believe speed was a factor in the event that led the vehicle to leave the roadway and into the Collawash River.


MEDIA: The linked Dropbox video is a time lapse of the recovery of the vehicle which illustrates the complexity of the operation.

Sheriff, deputies honored at Oregon State Sheriffs' Association awards banquet (Photo) - 01/03/19

Roberts named 'Sheriff of the Year,' set to serve as OSSA president in 2019

UPDATE (Thursday, Jan. 3) -- Photos from the OSSA Awards Banquet now attached:

  • Sheriff Roberts with Deputy Scott Meyers
  • Sheriff Roberts with Deputies Olson, Russell and Zacharkiw
  • Sheriff Roberts with Captain Lee Eby, who received a Special Recognition from OSSA
  • Sheriff Roberts with Hood River County Sheriff Matt English, Umatilla County Sheriff Terry Rowan, and Yamhill County Sheriff Tim Svenson

On Dec. 5, the Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association (OSSA) recognized several Clackamas County deputies -- and Sheriff Craig Roberts -- during its 2018 Awards Banquet in Bend.


Deputy Scott Meyers was honored as OSSA's "SAR Deputy of the Year." The award recognized Meyers' long career as a Sheriff's Office Search & Rescue Coordinator, for which he has received commendations from agencies and search-and-rescue volunteer organizations from around the state. Over the years, he has also received numerous commendations from families after SAR missions. They praise him for taking the time to get to know people. They praise him for putting them at ease during searches. And they praise him for making himself available -- and for helping the sometimes distraught relatives of a lost subject understand the complexities of a search-and-rescue mission.

In May, Deputy Meyers was also given a Meritorious Service Award by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, recognizing his work in SAR and his many lifesaving actions at the Clackamas County Jail.

The full nomination form describing Meyers' accomplishments and skillset in detail is attached as a PDF.


Deputies Olson, Russell and Zacharkiw were recognized by the OSSA for their heroic actions during a dramatic Sept. 30 CPR rescue of an infant who stopped breathing at Clackamas Town Center.

The incident made the national news, and a week later the baby's parents invited Deputies Zacharkiw, Olson, and Russell to visit OHSU and take a group photo with the infant in the ICU.

For a detailed description and mall surveillance video of this incident, click here:

A narrative of the incident is also attached as a PDF.


Members of the team were recognized for their heroic actions during a Dec. 26, 2017 shootout against a heavily armed man who sprayed several patrol cars with automatic rifle fire.

A detailed timeline of this multi-hour incident and dash-cam video from patrol cars hit by gunfire can be found in this news release:

A narrative of the incident is also attached as a PDF.


Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts was also honored as OSSA's "Sheriff of the Year." The award recognizes a long career of service that includes programs and initiatives that have impacted law enforcement statewide.

Sheriff Roberts was also named President of the Oregon State Sheriffs' Association for the 2019 term.

Undersheriff Chris Hoy's full nomination for Sheriff Roberts is attached as a PDF.

"He deserves consideration for this honor, not only because of his long and successful history with our own department, but because this nomination follows a remarkable run of accomplishments — especially over the past few years — that helped deputies and citizens statewide," wrote Hoy in the nomination. This has included chairing the Oregon Task Force on School Safety; championing the passage of HB 2763, the "Veterans' Pay Bill"; championing mental-health training; and targeting abuse by helping launch initiatives such as the National Family Violence Warrant Sweep, A Safe Place Family Justice Center, and the Child Abuse & Family Violence Summit.

"Sheriff Roberts is dedicated to improving public safety not only in Clackamas County, but also throughout the entire state and across the country," wrote Hoy. "His motto — and the motto of the Sheriff's Office — is 'Working Together to Make a Difference.' Throughout his entire career, especially during his terms as sheriff, Sheriff Roberts has followed that motto. He has the unique ability to bring together diverse groups of professionals to achieve common goals to improve the community and citizens he serves."

Photos of the award-winners will be added in a news-release update soon.


Meyer booking photo
Meyer booking photo
Sheriff's Office responds to injury hit and run; suspect arrested for Assault I and Hit and Run Injury. (Photo) - 12/30/18

At approximately 2:35 p.m. on Sunday December 30, 2018, Clackamas County deputies responded to an injury hit and run crash in the 711 parking lot near the intersection of SE 82nd Ave. and SE Otty St., Happy Valley OR.

While deputies were responding, they were informed that a citizen had followed the suspect vehicle into the Babies R Us parking lot (9650 SE 82nd Ave).  Several deputies responded to the 9650 SE 82nd Ave. location where they were able to detain Leslie Meyer, 65 year old male from Milwaukie. 

Deputies who responded to 711 (9800 SE 82nd Ave.) found Jason Shwartz, 38 year old male from Portland, with serious injuries.  Mr. Schwartz was treated on the scene and then transported to a local hospital.  The extent of Mr. Schwartz’s injuries are not known as of the time of this release.

Clackamas County CSI, CRAFT (Criminal Reconstruction and Forensic Technicians), and detectives responded and are conducting an investigation.  Investigators were able to determine that Mr. Meyer struck Mr. Shwartz multiple times with his vehicle and then fled the scene.

Mr. Meyer was arrested and booked into the Clackamas County Jail on charges of Assault I, Hit and Run Injury, and a valid warrant for Hit and Run Property.  Mr. Meyer is being held on $265,000 bail.

Attached Media Files: Meyer booking photo