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Single Fatality in three vehicle crash in La Pine, Burgess Road still closed - 06/26/17

Released by: Sgt. Doug Sullivan

Location: Burgess Road at Day Road, La Pine, Oregon

Vehicle #1: A white 2000 Freightliner tow truck

Driver #1: Gray, Rollie Age: 69
La Pine, Oregon (Not injured)

Passenger in Vehicle #1- 14 year old, name withheld
(Not injured)



Vehicle #2: A red 2000 Chevrolet S-10 pick-up

Driver #2/ Deceased: Hensman, Warren Age:66
La Pine, Oregon



Vehicle #3: A green 2015 Kia Soul

Driver #3: Mitchell, Jennifer Age: 39
La Pine, Oregon
Transported by medics- Non-life threatening injuries

Passenger in vehicle #3- 10 Year old male, name withheld
Transported by medics- Non-life threatening injuries



NARRATIVE:

On 6/26/17 at 12:35 p.m., Deputies from the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a three vehicle traffic crash on Burgess Road near the intersection at Day Road.

The investigation determined vehicle #2, which was being driven by Warren Hensman, was driving westbound on Burgess Road and was stopped in the roadway, waiting to make a left hand turn into The Corner Store parking lot.

Hensman's vehicle was struck in the rear by a 2000 Freightliner tow truck that was also driving westbound on Burgess Road. The tow truck is owned by High Lakes Towing of La Pine and was being driven by Rollie Gray. The tow truck was also occupied by a 14 year old male.

The rear end impact of Hensman's pick-up caused it to be pushed into the on-coming eastbound lane of Burgess Road and into the path of Mitchell's vehicle. Mitchell was driving eastbound on Burgess road and struck the front of Hensman's pick-up. A ten year old male was riding as a passenger in Mitchell's vehicle.

Medics from the La Pine Fire Department responded to the scene and began life saving efforts on Hensman, who was the lone occupant in the red Chevrolet S-10 pick-up. Medics extricated Hensman from his vehicle and began transporting him to St. Charles- Bend, however he died during the transport from his injuries.

Mitchell and her passenger were transported to St. Charles-Bend by La Pine Fire Medics with none life threatening injuries. Neither Gray nor his passenger were injured in the crash.

Burgess Road is currently closed while the crash investigation continues.
Hensman's next of kin has been notified.

The investigation is continuing and any updates will be released through a future press release.

Hwy 20 near Black Butte Ranch is now open - 06/25/17

Highway 20 west has been re-opened at milepost 92.8, near Black Butte Ranch.

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DUII Crash Causes Fire (Photo) - 06/24/17

Released by: Lt. Ty Rupert

Location: NW 49Th St, Redmond, OR

Vehicle 1: Black 2006 Infiniti G35

Driver 1: Juvenile Male (Name withheld due to being a minor) Age: 16
Redmond, Oregon

Citations: DUII

NARRATIVE:
On June 23, 2017 at approximately 1826 hours, deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office as well as Troopers from the Oregon State Police responded to a motor vehicle crash in the area NW 49th St and NW Coyner Ave in Redmond.

Upon arrival deputies located the vehicle which had crashed through a wire fence. The vehicle caught fire causing the grass and nearby trees to catch fire which ultimately spread to a Central Electric power pole. There were no structures involved in the fire.

The fire spread to approximately 1 acre in size and was controlled by Redmond Fire who called out for assistance from several local area agencies. The driver was alone in the vehicle at the time of the crash. The driver complained of minor neck pain and was treated and released at the scene by medics.

The investigation revealed the driver was impaired and was under the influence of intoxicants at the time of the crash. The driver was not a licensed driver but did have a valid permit. He was arrested and cited in lieu of custody for DUII and was released to his father.

Attached Media Files: 43rd_DUII_Crash_Picture.jpg
DCSO SAR Mission To Rescue South Sister Climber Underway - 06/21/17

By: Lt. Bryan Husband, Special Services Coordinator
Date: 06/21/17

***** Updated Release ***********************************

Patient: 16 year old male, Florida

As previously stated, Airlink assisted in transporting four DCSO SAR MRU/Medical team members to the injured subject's location, which was initially at about 8,200' elevation. Outward Bound instructors were able to stabilize the injured subject and move him to a lower elevation prior to DCSO SAR and Airlink arrival. DCSO SAR Volunteers, along with Outward Bound staff, were able to move the subject the remainder of the way to Airlink's position, at which time they transported him to St. Charles Hospital in Bend. Injuries remain non-life threatening and occurred during the group's decent of South Sister. The group consisted of eight students and two instructors.

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On 06/21/17, at 4:30pm, Deschutes County 9-1-1 received a 9-1-1 call in regards to an injured climber on South Sister. The reporting party was an outdoor adventure school,Outward Bound, who was reporting one of their students had suffered a non-life threatening injury while climbing in the South Sister area and would need assistance with getting down off of the mountain.

A rescue effort is underway with 20 DCSO SAR Volunteers assisting in various manners. Airlink is also assisting with the transport of DCSO SAR Mountain Rescue Unit team members and equipment.

DCSO SAR Responds to Multiple Calls For Assistance - 06/21/17

By: Lt. Bryan Husband, Special Services Coordinator
Date: 06/21/17

Missing/Located Subject: Gina Tassone, 53 yof, Bend, OR

Reporting Party: Dawn Farber, 52 yof, Bend, OR

On 06/21/17, at 1235 hours, Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue was contacted by an Oregon State Police Trooper who had been contacted by a hiker, Dawn Farber, at Six Lakes Trail head. Farber reported she had been hiking with her friend, Gina Tassone, at Lucky Lake and had gotten separated after their dog got loose and ran off. Farber had hiked back to their vehicle and waited for Tassone, who didn't arrive back.

Farber drove their vehicle to Six Lakes Trail head for better cell reception and located the OSP Trooper. 11 DCSO SAR Volunteers were deployed, consisting of an overhead team, two ground searcher teams and one horse team, to the Lucky Lake/Six Lakes Trail head area.

At approximately 3:05pm DCSO received a report from a separate subject reporting they had contact with a female matching Tassone's description who had appeared to be stranded, needing assistance, but then walked away on Cascade Lakes Hwy, south of Lucky Lake area. DCSO SAR teams regrouped and began a road search in the area surrounding the last know location of Tassone.

At approximately 5:08pm, DCSO learned Tassone had received a ride into Bend by someone passing through the Cascade Lakes Hwy area and had been contacted by a Bend Police Officer related to a different call. Tassone was reportedly uninjured.

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office would like to remind those that recreate outdoors to prepare accordingly for your activity. Some considerations include proper clothing for day and night conditions in your environment, even if you do not expect to be out over night. Ensure you have adequate water and food, topographical trail maps, extra batteries or charging options for phones or GPS units. Bring a light source and a signaling device. Seek out information regarding the area and what may be encountered, such as current and projected weather conditions as well as terrain in the area. Tell someone where you are going, what you will be taking with you and when you plan to return. Have a location identified with your partner where you will meet if you get separated.

Pursuit leads to K-9 search - 06/14/17

*******UPDATED INFORMATION**********

By: Sgt. Jayson Janes
Arrested: Ison, Shawn Ray Age: 20

Charges: Attempt to Elude Felony
Reckless Driving
Reckless Endangering X2
Interfering With a Peace Officer
Criminal Trespass II X2
Probation Violation

On 4/14/17 at approximately 0837 hours the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office received a call of a male subject walking on Hwy 97 in Terrebonne that matched the description of a missing subject from Bend.

A Deputy contacted the male subject who identified himself as Shawn Ison. During the course of the investigation Ison took off running to the west toward Lower Bridge Estates. It was believed Ison was hiding in the Lower Bridge Estates neighborhood, and a perimeter was set up in the area. A citizen called in advising there was a male subject hiding in a large open area used as a drain field for the neighborhood.

Ison was located and after a brief foot pursuit he was taken into custody without incident.

The Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Redmond Police Department and the Oregon State Police.

The Sheriff's Office would like to thank the citizens who assisted by providing information on Ison's location.





By: Sgt.K. Dizney
Suspect: Ison, Shawn Ray Age: 20

Narrative:

On Tuesday, 6/13/17 at approximately 9:54 PM, a Deschutes County Sheriff's Deputy attempted to stop a 1995 Honda Accord near the Deschutes River Woods Store for traffic violations. The driver of the Honda failed to yield and refused to stop for the deputy. The suspect vehicle did not attempt to speed away, but ignored the deputy and attempted to elude by operating on multiple dirt roads in the area. The pursuit ended on Comanche Circle, a dead end road, where the driver entered onto the property of a private residence and drove through the yard of the residence over rocks and railroad ties causing the vehicle's air bags to deploy.

The driver, later identified as Shawn Ray Ison, ran from the scene and was tracked in the area with a police K-9 from the Redmond Police Department. Ison was not located after an extensive search of the area with the assistance of the Bend and Sunriver Police Departments as well as the Oregon State Police. Two passengers, who were not arrested relating to this incident, identified the driver as Shawn Ison.

It is unknown why Ison ran from deputies. A search of the car identified miscellaneous articles of drug paraphernalia, but no evidence of other criminal acts was located. The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office will seek a warrant for the arrest of Ison and anyone with information about his whereabouts is encouraged to call the Deschutes County 911 Dispatch Center at (541) 693-6911 reference case number 17-177364.

Pursuit leads to K-9 track - 06/14/17

Suspect: Ison, Shawn Ray Age: 20

Narrative:

On Tuesday, 6/13/17 at approximately 9:54 PM, a Deschutes County Sheriff's Deputy attempted to stop a 1995 Honda Accord near the Deschutes River Woods Store for traffic violations. The driver of the Honda failed to yield and refused to stop for the deputy. The suspect vehicle did not attempt to speed away, but ignored the deputy and attempted to elude by operating on multiple dirt roads in the area. The pursuit ended on Comanche Circle, a dead end road, where the driver entered onto the property of a private residence and drove through the yard of the residence over rocks and railroad ties causing the vehicle's air bags to deploy.

The driver, later identified as Shawn Ray Ison, ran from the scene and was tracked in the area with a police K-9 from the Redmond Police Department. Ison was not located after an extensive search of the area with the assistance of the Bend and Sunriver Police Departments as well as the Oregon State Police. Two passengers, who were not arrested relating to this incident, identified the driver as Shawn Ison.

It is unknown why Ison ran from deputies. A search of the car identified miscellaneous articles of drug paraphernalia, but no evidence of other criminal acts was located. The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office will seek a warrant for the arrest of Ison and anyone with information about his whereabouts is encouraged to call the Deschutes County 911 Dispatch Center at (541) 693-6911 reference case number 17-177364.

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****Updated Press release*****Missing Bend Female Located near Pine Mountain Observatory (Photo) - 06/12/17

****Updated Press release*****Missing Bend Female Located near Pine Mountain Observatory (Photo)

On 6/12/17 at 3:15 p.m., a Deputy with the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Special Services Division located Jodi Kettering in her vehicle in the area of the Pine Mountain Observatory. Kettering's vehicle had become disabled with two flat tires and she was uninjured. Kettering was transported to back to Bend by the Deputy.

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Location: Area east of Bend
Deschutes County, Oregon

BY: Lieutenant Chad Davis

Missing person: Kettering, Jodi Diane 56 year old female
Bend, Oregon

Vehicle information: Grey 2010 Toyota Tacoma extra cab pick-up, with Oregon license plate 287 HJJ, with a maroon canopy


Narrative:

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating a missing person's case involving 56 year old Jodi Diane Kettering of Bend. Kettering went missing in the evening hours of 6/11/17. Investigators have been attempting to determine her location using cell phone data and through ground searches in areas east of Bend, where there is a high likelihood of locating her.

Kettering is described as a white female, 5' 6" tall and weighing approximately 130 pounds. It is unknown what she is currently wearing.

Kettering is believed to be driving a grey, 2010 Toyota Tacoma, extra cab pick-up with a maroon colored canopy, bearing Oregon license plate 287 HJJ. The canopy is reportedly smaller than what is designed for that vehicle, so it may appear to be smaller and narrower.

The current search for Kettering involves Deputies from the patrol division and the Special Services Division and Detectives from the Detective Division.

The Sheriff's Office is asking the public to view the attached photos of Kettering and photos similar to her vehicle. The photo of the pick-up is a Tacoma with a color matched canopy, whereas the canopy on Kettering's pick-up is maroon in color.

Anyone who has seen Kettering or her vehicle in the last 24 hours is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 541-693-6911.

DCSO SAR Back country Team
DCSO SAR Back country Team
DCSO SAR Rescues Lost Back Country Split Boarder Near Moraine Lake (Photo) - 06/08/17

By: Lt. Bryan Husband, Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Special Services Coordinator
Date: 06/08/17

Rescued Subject: Adam Redfield, 24 year old male, Bend, OR

On 06/07/17, at 4:15pm, Deschutes County 9-1-1 received a call from an employee of International Emergency Response Coordination, reporting one of their clients, Adam Redfield, had activated the "SOS" feature on his "SPOT" device in the area between South Sister and Broken Top, near Moraine Lake. Attempts were made to contact Redfield on his cell phone without success. There was no way to contact Redfield via his SPOT device to determine the nature of his current situation or problem.

A DCSO Special Services Deputy responded to the area of the Devil's Lake Trail head and located Redfield's vehicle. Contact was also made with Redfield's friends and family members, who confirmed he had set out that morning at about 4:30am, intending to summit South Sister and then return home. Redfield was described as being very experienced in the back country and avalanche trained.

Seven DCSO SAR Volunteers responded to the trail head and "skinned", skied and "booted" into the Moraine Lake area, and began their search in intermittent rainy conditions. At approximately 9:10pm, DCSO SAR teams established voice contact with Redfield, who had sought shelter in a snow cave. DCSO SAR teams physically located Redfield at approximately 9:30pm and determined he had become lost, but was not injured. Redfield had summitted South Sister earlier in the day and his cell phone battery had died. Redfield had become disoriented during his descent becoming lost, at which time he activated the SOS feature on his SPOT device.

Redfield was cold and tired, but otherwise was able to travel under his own power, following DCSO SAR teams back down to the Cascade Lakes Highway, arriving at about 12:32am. Redfield had not known if his SPOT device worked and was preparing to spend the night, although he had not brought overnight supplies with him. The DCSO Deputy and DCSO SAR Volunteers further assisted Redfield back to his home in Bend.

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office would like to remind those that recreate outdoors to prepare accordingly for your activity. Some considerations include proper clothing for day and night conditions in your environment, even if you do not expect to be out over night. Ensure you have adequate water and food, topographical trail maps, extra batteries or charging options for phones or GPS units. Bring a light source and a signaling device. Seek out information regarding the area and what may be encountered, such as current and projected weather conditions as well as terrain in the area. Tell someone where you are going, what you will be taking with you and when you plan to return.

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office strongly encourages those recreating in the outdoors to do so with a partner(s) and not separate.

Attached Media Files: DCSO SAR Back country Team
Juveniles Arrested for Arson in Sisters - 06/04/17

MEDIA RELEASE

3 Juveniles arrested for setting fire to building in Sisters

Released by: Sergeant Kevin Dizney

Location: 1300 W. McKenzie Highway, Sisters, Oregon

Suspect #1: 13 year old juvenile, resident of Sisters

Charges: Arson II, Criminal Mischief I, Reckless Burning, Minor in Possession of Alcohol

Suspect #2: 13 year old juvenile, resident of Sisters

Charges: Conspiracy to commit Arson II, Conspiracy to commit Criminal Mischief I, Conspiracy to commit Reckless Burning

Suspect #3: 13 year old juvenile, resident of Sisters

Charges: Conspiracy to commit Arson II, Conspiracy to commit Criminal Mischief I, Conspiracy to commit Reckless Burning


NARRATIVE:

On May 30th, 2017 at about 1500 hours, the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office and the Sisters Fire Department responded to a report of a building on fire at the baseball field between Sisters Middle School and the Sisters Christian Academy. Upon arrival, units found a building known as the "Snack Shack" on fire on the rear of the building. The fire was extinguished within 10 minutes of the first fire unit arriving on scene.

An initial investigation showed little or no clues as to the cause of the fire and the investigation remained open that day. On June 3rd, 2017 information from a concerned citizen was received by the Sheriff's Office that three juveniles who attended school in Sisters were involved in the fire. Patrol Deputies and a School Resource Deputy with the Sisters School District picked up the investigation and interviewed several juveniles throughout the day.

After interviewing the juveniles, the three admitted to starting the fire behind the shack with gasoline and a lighter. It was apparent there was no intent to harm people during this incident and charges resulted in property damage only. During the investigation, Juvenile #1 was found to be in possession of a small amount of alcohol and was issued a separate citation for that violation.

All juveniles were arrested and cited to appear in juvenile court, then released to the custody of their parents. The Sheriff's Office notes there is no current danger to the public stemming from this incident and this appears to be an isolated occurrence.


Contact Info:
SheriffPIO@deschutes.org

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office SAR performs night rescue at Smith Rock State Park - 06/04/17

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office SAR performs night rescue at Smith Rock State Park

Released by: Deputy Jeff Winters
Assistant SAR Coordinator

Occurred: 06/03/2017 at 7:51 p.m.

Location: Smith Rock State Park

Fallen Hiker: 14 year old male
From Terrebonne Oregon

NARRATIVE:

On 06/03/2017 just before 8:00 p.m., Deschutes County 911 received a call from a juvenile male reporting that his friend, another juvenile male, had fallen while climbing on some rocks near the north east area of the park.

The reporting party stated his friend had fallen approximately 20 feet down into a canyon onto some rocks and sustained injuries that left him unable to climb back up and out of the canyon under his own power.

Medics from Redmond Fire and Rescue's Terrebonne station were first on scene and rappelled down to assess the juvenile's injuries. It was determined that the injuries were non-life threatening, but that SAR would be needed to extract the subject.

Just after dark, one Special Services Deputy and 17 SAR volunteers arrived at the park. Using just head lamps and flashlights, the SAR volunteers, led by members from SAR's Mountain Rescue Unit, began setting up a rope rescue system.

Upon completion of the rescue system, the juvenile was packaged into a liter and hoisted up and out of the canyon, about 15 vertical feet. At about 10:45 p.m., the SAR volunteers were able to carry the boy in the liter about 200 yards, cross country, to the parking lot where he was turned over to his waiting father who stated he would be seeking medical treatment for his son's injuries.

The Sheriff's Office investigation determined the fall to be accidental and most likely the result of carelessness by the two boys. The two had been scrambling on rocks in an area of vertical and near vertical rock faces without any rock climbing equipment, training or experience.

The Sheriff's Office wants to remind the public that a fall from almost any height can result in serious injury and to exercise caution when recreating around cliffs and rock faces.

Take Precautions to Avoid Being a Victim of Theft While Camping or Recreating - 06/03/17

Released by: Sgt. Nathan Garibay, Emergency Services Manager

As summer is approaching, our public lands and recreational areas are receiving heavy use. Each year, your Sheriff's Office sees an increase in thefts from campgrounds. Thieves target items left unsecured at campgrounds, in vehicles, boats are at day use areas. Common items that are stolen include: fishing poles and tackle, small generators, tools, camping supplies, and other personal items left unsecured.

Please secure your personal property to make it more difficult to steal. Also, please report suspicious activities or persons by calling Deschutes County non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911. If you catch someone committing theft, be a good witness. A good description of the suspect or suspects, their vehicle with license plate, and a direction of travel greatly increase the odds they will be apprehended.