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One shot, one Tasered in Sunday altercation in Beavercreek; woman who fled scene in stolen car sought; call 911 if seen *Flyer attached* - 05/15/18

One shot, one Tasered in Sunday altercation in Beavercreek; woman who fled scene in stolen car sought; call 911 if seen

Please reference CCSO Case #18-13878

Around 11:58 a.m. on Sunday, May 13, 2018, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a reported shooting at 21391 S. Upper Highland Rd. in Beavercreek.

Upon arrival, deputies learned there had been an altercation between the homeowner, the homeowner's ex-girlfriend, and the girlfriend's new boyfriend. During the altercation, there was a struggle over a gun and the new boyfriend was reportedly shot. The ex-girlfriend also tased the homeowner.

The ex-girlfriend -- Helen Dandrea, 40 years old, transient -- then fled the scene by stealing the homeowner’s vehicle, a 1996 brown Buick Regal bearing Oregon license plate VDW350.

Clackamas County Homicide and Violent Crimes (HVCU) detectives and Crime Scene investigators (CSI) responded to process the crime scene and conduct interviews.

Clackamas Fire paramedics responded to treat the victims. The new boyfriend – Joseph Scott Mendoza. 34 years old, of transient -- was transported by Life Flight to the hospital with a gunshot wound. The homeowner was transported by ambulance to the hospital for evaluation following the Taser attack.

Detectives continue to gather information, process evidence and conduct interviews on the case, and new information may emerge as the investigation continues. Detectives are seeking tips as they attempt to locate Ms. Dandrea.


Detectives are looking for Helen Dandrea and the stolen brown Buick Regal. She should be considered armed and dangerous. Please call 911 if you know of her whereabouts.

Anyone with information on the case is also urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office Tip Line — by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at . Please reference CCSO Case # 18-13878



Attached Media Files: Detective Bulletin
UPDATED w/ ADDITIONAL VIDEO: K9 Valli, handler recovering after injuries sustained while apprehending robbery suspect (Photo) - 05/09/18

UPDATE: Additional video of K9 Valli training:

At about 12:40 a.m. on May 7, 2018, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies and Sheriff's Office K9 Valli assisted the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office in a search for two armed robbery suspects, Joshua Vaughn Miller and Sandra Dee Miller.

(For details on the suspects and this case, see MCSO's press release here: )

Deputies and K9 Valli searched for almost two hours before locating suspect Joshua Vaughn Miller, 36, hiding down a steep, heavily wooded hillside off of SE Bull Run Rd just outside of Sandy.

Joshua Miller reportedly grabbed K9 Valli, got on top of her and pushed her down, injuring the animal.

The suspect then started fighting with the K9 handler and other deputies, striking the handler in the face.

The suspect was ultimately detained. K9 Valli and her handler were injured.

K9 Valli was transported to VCA Animal Hospital for evaluation. Valli was later released and remains under observation at home. She did not appear to have any major injuries and is expected to continue resting at home for the next few days.

Valli's handler was also taken to a local hospital, where he was treated and released for his injuries.

K9 Valli is a 2- year-old Dutch Shepherd. She is a cross-trained K9 for the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office. She’s been working full-time with the Sheriff's Office since October 2017.

Photos and video of K9 Valli taken from her Instagram account @k9valligirl are attached.


Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony set for May 9; LE Memorial Plaza now complete (Photo) - 05/08/18

B-ROLL VIDEO: Law Enforcement Memorial Plaza under construction: 

This Wednesday, May 9, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office will celebrate the fully completed "Law Enforcement Memorial Plaza" during its Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony, set to begin at 1 p.m. The media is invited to attend. 

The Plaza honors fallen Clackamas County law enforcement officers and deputies. It features bronze castings of two Honor Guards and a police K-9 at attention guarding a fallen officer, designed and manufactured by artist Rip Caswell. A concrete cast image of Mt. Hood provides a dramatic backdrop. 

A decade in the planning, the project cost $350,000, including donated professional services. A list of donors is below.

Concept sketches and photos of the Law Enforcement Memorial Plaza are attached to this release. B-roll video of the Law Enforcement Memorial Plaza under construction over the past two years can also be downloaded from this Dropbox address: 


Officer George J. Hanlon 
Oregon City Police Department 
Killed in the line of duty: April 23, 1906 

Sheriff John R. Shaver 
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office 
Killed in the Line of Duty: April 30, 1906 

Sergeant James H. Worell 
Milwaukie Police Department 
Died in the line of Duty: December 31, 1953 

Deputy Jimmy Lee Shoop 
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office 
Killed in the Line of Duty: November 7, 1981 

Deputy William Douglas Bowman 
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office 
Killed in the Line of Duty: September 12, 2000 

Chief Daniel K. Duncan 
Lake Oswego Police Department 
Died in the Line of Duty: May 20, 2010 

Officer Robert A. Libke 
Oregon City Police Department 
Killed in the Line of Duty: November 4, 2013 



  • Speckman Family Foundation 
  • The Marie Lamfrom Charitable Foundation 
  • Clackamas Federal Credit Union (Mary Greco, President) 
  • Clackamas County Peace Officers Association 
  • Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Command Staff Association 
  • Bill and Dolores Call 
  • Clackamas County Peace Officers' Benevolent Foundation 
  • Miles Fiberglass (Lori Olund) 
  • General Growth Properties/ 
  • Clackamas Town Center (Dennis Curtis) 
  • American Medical Response (AMR) 


  • LRS Architects (Paul Boundy, Principal; Todd Knudson, Design Architect) 
  • P&C Construction (Steve Malany, President; Will Somme, Construction Project Manager) 
  • Rip Caswell, Sculptor in Bronze 
  • Earthworks Landscaping (Rod and Brett Kacalek) 
  • Architectural Metal Crafters (Rich Anderson) 
  • Clackamas County Peace Officers' Benevolent Foundation 
  • Clackamas County Administration 
  • Clackamas Landscape Supply 


"Groundbreaking for the Law Enforcement Memorial Plaza" (May 31, 2016): 

"Clackamas County Law Enforcement Memorial" 

"Donations Received for the Clackamas County Law Enforcement Memorial" (Oct. 21, 2014) 


Sheriff's Office, Portland Police arrest suspects in March 29 shooting in Town Center parking lot (Photo) - 05/08/18


Please reference CCSO Case # 18-009582

On Friday, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and Portland Police Bureau arrested two suspects in connection with multiple shootings -- including the March 29 shooting of Jahrell Lillard in the Clackamas Town Center parking lot.

Shortly after 6 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2018, Sheriff's Office Homicide and Violent Crime Unit (HVCU) detectives, Washington County Tactical Negotiations Team (TNT) personnel, U.S. Marshals and Clackamas County Inter-agency Task Force (CCITF) personnel arrested one of the two suspects -- Jeffrey Charles Jessie, 19, of Portland -- at the Riverwalk Apartments (8640 SE Causey, Apt. Q205, Happy Valley).

Meanwhile, Portland Police arrested the second suspect -- a 17-year-old juvenile -- during a simultaneous raid at a SE Portland apartment.

The two suspects in the shooting of Jahrell Lillard were identified through forensic evidence recovered at the March 29 shooting scene in the Clackamas Town Center parking lot. The recovered evidence linked the mall shooting to two separate Portland Police shooting investigations. Sheriff's Office detectives joined forces with Portland Police detectives to identify and arrest the suspects.

These two suspects are now believed to be involved in three separate attempted-murder investigations in Portland and Clackamas County.

Jeffrey Charles Jessie was arraigned Monday, May 7 in Clackamas County Circuit Court. He is currently in Clackamas County Jail on charges that include:

  • Attempted Murder (3 counts)
  • Assault I (2 counts)
  • Assault II (2 counts)
  • Unlawful Use of a Weapon (7 counts)
  • Attempted Assault I
  • Attempted Robbery II
  • Parole Violation

Mr. Jessie's complete booking info is here: A booking photo is attached. Bail was set at $820,000.

Sheriff's Office HVCU detectives also interviewed the 17-year-old arrested by Portland Police; authorities believe he is the second shooter in the March 29 Jahrell Lillard attempted murder.


  1. The Portland Police Bureau's May 8 press release on a separate shooting investigation involving Jeffrey Charles Jessie can be found here:
  2. And PPB's May 8 press release on the arrest of the 17-year-old suspect in an armed robbery and shooting investigation can be found here:

The Sheriff's Office thanks the partner agencies in this multi-city investigation:

  • Portland Gang Enforcement Team
  • Portland Robbery Unit detectives
  • FBI Portland
  • U.S. Marshals Service
  • Washington County TNT
  • Clackamas County Inter-agency Task Force (CCITF)


EARLIER (Friday, March 30, 2018, 4:15 p.m.) -- VICTIM NOW IN STABLE CONDITION

Shooting victim Jahrell Lillard is now listed in stable condition at the hospital.

Authorities continue to investigate and seek tips in the case. Anyone with information on this crime or the two suspects is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at . Please reference CCSO Case # 18-009582.

EARLIER (Friday, March 30, 2018, 11:26 a.m.) -- Sheriff's Office seeks tips following March 29 shooting in Clackamas Town Center parking lot

Please reference CCSO Case # 18-009582

At approximately 8:57 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2018, several 911 calls came in reporting gunfire in the parking lot of the Clackamas Town Center mall (12000 SE 82nd Ave., Clackamas County).

Callers reported hearing anywhere from 5 to 10 shots fired and seeing two males run from the parking lot -- as well as one male, who appeared to be shot, running into the mall.

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the scene along with other agencies, including Transit Police, Milwaukie PD and Gladstone PD. Transit Police located one adult male with multiple gunshot wounds just inside the front entrance of the Macy’s Home Store, on the ground near a bed display. The victim told authorities he was shot by two African-American men while walking to his car.

The shooting occurred in the parking lot on the north side of the mall, near the entrance to the Century Clackamas Town Center movie theater and Macy’s Home Store.

The victim -- Jahrell Hassan Lillard, 20, of San Leandro, California -- was transported to a local hospital by ambulance.

Deputies and officers searched the area for the suspects involved but were unable to locate them. Suspect descriptions:

SUSPECT 1: Adult African-American male wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and light colored pants.

SUSPECT 2: Adult African-American male wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and black pants.

Surveillance stills of the two suspects are attached.

Both suspects were seen running north through the parking lot towards SE Monterey Ave.

Sheriff's Office Homicide and Violent Crimes Unit (HVCU) detectives responded to the scene, reviewing surveillance video and interviewing witnesses. At this writing investigators believe Lillard may have been the victim of a targeted attack by the two suspects, though case details are still developing.

The Sheriff's Office Crime Scene Investigations (CSI) Unit also responded to the scene. Several vehicles in the parking lot were damaged by gunfire and are currently being processed for forensic evidence.

At this writing Mr. Lillard is still hospitalized. His current condition is unknown.


The Sheriff's Office is seeking tips in this case. Anyone with information on this crime or the two suspects is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at . Please reference CCSO Case # 18-009582.


UPDATED w/ TOTALS, DROP-BOX INFO: No-questions-asked 'Prescription Drug Take-Back' set for Saturday, April 28 (Photo) - 05/02/18


A total of 892 pounds of unwanted drugs were turned in at Saturday’s Drug Turn-In at the Public Safety Training Center. The drugs are being destroyed by incineration this week.

Photos from the April 28 turn-in are attached.
If you missed last Saturday’s event, it's still easy to get rid of your unwanted medications! If you don't want to wait for the next DEA Drug Take-Back event in October, there are drop-boxes available for drug disposal throughout Clackamas County, at local police departments.

See this brochure PDF for a list of drop-off locations. The full list follows.

Drop-off locations:


Clackamas County Sheriff's Office: Main Office
9101 SE Sunnybrook Blvd
Clackamas, OR 97015
• Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• Weekends and holidays: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Canby Police Department
1175 NW 3rd Ave
Canby, OR 97013
Hours: Box available 24/7

Gladstone Police Department
535 Portland Ave.
Gladstone, OR 97027
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Happy Valley Police Department
12915 SE King Rd
Happy Valley, OR 97086 [ map ]
Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Milwaukie Police Department
3200 SE Harrison
Milwaukie, OR 97222 [ map ]
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Molalla Police Department
117 N Molalla Ave
Molalla, OR 97038
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 6 p.m.


Oregon City Police Department
320 Warner Milne Road
Oregon City, OR 97045
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sandy Police Department
39850 Pleasant Street
Sandy, OR 97055
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 6 p.m.

West Linn Police Department
22825 Willamette Drive
West Linn, OR 97068
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wilsonville Police Department
30000 SW Town Center Lp. E
Wilsonville, OR 97070
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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 28, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Public Safety Training Center (12700 SE 82nd Ave., Clackamas, OR 97015). [ map: ]

Sheriff's Office deputies will be on hand to accept unwanted medications at your driver's-side door.

Prescription medications are among the most commonly abused drugs, so it's important to dispose of them safely after they're no longer needed by the patient. Flushing pharmaceuticals down the toilet can be dangerous both for the community and local wildlife, so take-back programs like this are the best option for disposing of unused prescription drugs.

If you can't make the April 30 event, Clackamas County also has convenient permanent drop-boxes in ten locations around Clackamas County. A full list of drop-box locations can be found in this 2013 press release:

This drug take-back is presented by the Sheriff's Office and Oak Lodge Water Services.

For more information, contact the Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention Unit at 503-785-5077 or by email at">

The flyer for the drug take-back is attached in JPG and PDF formats.

This drug take-back is part of the DEA's "National Prescription Drug Take Back Day" campaign. Learn more about the national effort -- and find additional drop-off locations -- at .


Frank Wilson
Frank Wilson
Frank Wilson suspicious-death case featured on CrimeStoppers; tips sought (Photo) - 05/01/18

CrimeStoppers of Oregon now features the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office investigation into the suspicious 2015 death of Frank Wilson:

On Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, a group of bicyclists riding in the area of the Trillium Lake recreation area parking lot came across a white Ford F-150 pickup with the truck's owner, Frank Wilson, deceased inside. The group immediately called 911.

Police responded to the scene. Investigators determined that Wilson died of a gunshot wound to the chest while sitting in the driver's seat of his pickup at approximately 7:35 p.m. on the night of Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015.

Frank Wilson was a long-time businessman who owned and operated Clackamas Tire and Brake.

Anyone who had contact with Wilson between Monday, Sept. 21, 2015 and Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015 -- or anyone with information regarding the death or Frank Wilson -- is encouraged to contact Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Detective Terway or leave a tip via the Sheriff's Office Tip Line or the CrimeStoppers of Oregon Tip Line.

At this point, investigators believe someone may have inadvertently altered the crime scene prior to police arrival -- and investigators would also like to hear from that person or persons.


• Remains an active investigation
• Detectives have interviewed dozens of people, including people in the area of the crime scene and people in Mr. Wilson’s life
• No identified suspects at this time


• Frank Wilson sitting in his truck, deceased. His white Ford F-150 had a "Vietnam Veteran" sticker in the back window of the cab.
• Mr. Wilson had been listed as missing/endangered, as reported by the family twice in three days.


• Remote location, but several camping and recreation spots nearby
• Recreational camping, many from out of state, and some without registration
• Local population during the summer months includes a large number of homeless and transient campers
• Limited surveillance camera footage in the area
• Delay in discovery of Mr. Wilson's body (next day, late morning)
• Heavy construction traffic from Hwy. 26 blasting
• Mr. Wilson was actively trying to not be located. He had been engaging in behavior described as "uncharacteristic" and "distant"
• Fitbit fitness-tracker information gave an idea of Mr. Wilson’s activities, but provided no definitive leads


Anyone who had contact with Frank Wilson or his truck in the two to three days leading up to his Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015 death -- these encounters may have been at Riverside Park in Clackamas or the Trillium Lake Snow Park parking lot, or in Government Camp or Gresham.



• Clackmas County Sheriff's Office Tip Line -- at 503-723-4949 or online at
• CrimeStoppers of Oregon anonymous tip line:



Attached Media Files: Frank Wilson
Federal judge affirms summary judgment, dismisses Leonetti suit - 04/26/18

Yesterday, United States District Judge Marco A. Hernandez affirmed summary judgment and dismissed the $7.5 million lawsuit filed in January 2016 by Joseph Leonetti.

Sheriff's Office detectives investigated Leonetti in 2013 on an accusation of sex abuse involving a 12-year-old. Leonetti’s lawsuit against the detectives claimed false arrest and malicious prosecution.  

"We are pleased and not at all surprised by the court's decision,” said Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts."We fully expected the court to agree that our detectives’ investigation into these serious allegations and their arrest of Mr. Leonetti were at all times supported by probable cause."


James Frackowiak arrested on multiple counts of Aggravated Theft, Securities Fraud for allegedly defrauding elderly couple; additional 'Frack Income Fund' victims sought (Photo) - 04/26/18

Please reference CCSO Case # 17-009525

From a Clackamas County Sheriff's Office investigation, James Robert Frackowiak, 43, of Canby, was arrested on multiple charges of Aggravated Theft and Securities Fraud. Frackowiak is accused of a scheme involving the sale of allegedly fraudulent investments in a "Frack Income Fund" that cost an elderly Clackamas County couple hundreds of thousands of dollars. Detective are seeking possible additional victims.

The case began nearly one year ago, in April 2017. The elderly couple's granddaughter approached the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office with concerns that her grandparents were being defrauded by Mr. Frackowiak through personal loans and life-insurance policy purchases and sales.

Detectives began an extensive review of documents -- and learned the following:

• James Frackowiak befriended the victim couple in 2007. In addition to founding the now-defunct Frack Burger restaurant chain, Mr. Frackowiak was at the time a local insurance agent operating under the business names Plan It Financial and Frack Insurance. (Mr. Frackowiak's insurance license through the State of Oregon was revoked on February 10th, 2017.)

• Starting in 2007, Mr. Frackowiak began selling the victim couple a series of insurance policies, which the couple would buy and then surrender. The victim couple would lose money when surrendering these policies. Mr. Frackowiak would gain a large commission.

• In 2013, Mr. Frackowiak created the Frack Income Fund, LLC. The Income Fund promised up to an 8% rate of return over a five-year span. The victim couple surrendered an insurance policy to invest in the fund and also made several additional loans to Mr. Frackowiak.

• Detectives believe Mr. Frackowiak used this money inappropriately on his businesses, including Plan It Financial and Frack Burger, both of which closed in 2016, among other uses.

During the investigation, Sheriff's Office detectives learned that Mr. Frackowiak had significant personal liens, personal judgments and tax liens.

On April 2, 2018, James Frackowiak was arrested and booked on eight counts of Aggravated Theft and three counts of Securities Fraud. His bail was set at $150,000. A booking photo is attached.

NOTE TO MEDIA: The victims do NOT want to speak to media outlets at this time.


Detectives would like to hear from anyone who had dealings with the Frack Income Fund, LLC. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at Please reference CCSO Case # 17-009525.


Attached Media Files: BookingPhoto-JamesFrackowiak.jpg