Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office
Emergency Messages as of 10:21 am, Wed. Oct. 7
No information currently posted; operating as usual.
News Releases
Body Recovered From the Willamette River - 09/24/15
Update: The deceased has been identified as Ernest Lee Foster (DOB 11/25/1992) of Portland, OR. The Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office reported the cause of death to be an accidental drowning.

Friday evening the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office responded to a call of a missing person on Ross Island. Search and rescue teams have been on scene throughout the weekend and early into the work week, efforts have included a combination of ground, marine, and aviation resources. Tuesday afternoon the body of an adult male matching the description of the missing person was recovered from the Willamette River.

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office detectives are conducting a death investigation; the Medical Examiner's Office has not released a cause of death in this case. Due to the ongoing investigation, and pending next of kin notification, no further details are being released at this time.
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Participates in National Prescription Drug Drop Off Day this Saturday - 09/23/15
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office is partnering with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration during this Saturday's "National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day" to offer a drug drop off site as a safe alternative to flushing unwanted prescriptions or discarding them in the trash. Both of these disposal methods pose potential health and safety hazards.

The service is free and anonymous, as deputies will be available to accept medications with no questions asked at the disposal site within our office. Both prescription and over-the-counter drugs will be accepted.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, September 26th, 2015 from 10:00am until 2:00pm at the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, located at 12240 NE Glisan, Portland Oregon.
The Sheriff's Office cannot accept the following: medical waste or trash; thermometers, syringes or needles; intravenous (IV) solutions.
UPDATE 2: Photo added UPDATE: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Investigates a Single Vehicle Crash at the 5300 block of SE Jenne Lane - 09/16/15
UPDATE 2: Suspect photo added.

UPDATE: 21 year old Anatoly Pasechnikov was arrested at the scene this morning and will be charged with Assault II, Assault III, Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver-Felony, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants and Reckless Driving. A booking photo of the suspect will be released when one is available.

Multnomah County Sheriff's Deputies are questioning a suspect who was located during the investigation of a single vehicle crash that occurred at around 3:11 am this morning, Wednesday, September 16th, 2015. According to investigators, there were two occupants in the vehicle; a male driver who fled the scene on foot (just located), and a female who was transported to the hospital via Life Flight after being extricated by fire personnel.

A perimeter was immediately setup at the scene and a police K9 search took place with assistance from members of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, the Portland Police Bureau and the Gresham Police Department.

The East Multnomah County Vehicle Crimes Team is investigating further.
Attached Media Files: Booking Photo
Multnomah County Sheriff's office investigating body recovered from the Willamette River - 09/13/15
On Sunday September 13, 2015 at approximately 7:20 p.m. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office River Patrol deputies responded to the report of a body seen in the Willamette River just north of the Morrison Bridge. River patrol units and Portland Fire Bureau units arrived in the area and recovered the body of a deceased adult male mid-channel just north of the Morrison Bridge. The body was transported to PFB Station 21. The Medical Examiner was notified and responded. MCSO is handling the investigation and the body has been turned over to the
Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office.

We are not releasing any additional information at this time pending family notifications.
Celebration of Life for Deputy Eric Gustafson is set for September 13, 2015 at Mt. Hood Community College - 09/09/15
On September 3, 2015, 47 year old Deputy Eric Gustafson, a 26 year veteran, died in an off-duty, single vehicle motorcycle accident near Redding, California.

A Celebration of Life for Deputy Gustafson will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at Mt. Hood Community College in the Yoshida Event Center (gymnasium) located at 26000 SE Stark St. in Gresham, OR 97030. The celebration will be followed by a short reception at the same location.

There will not be a public procession preceding the event.

For those wishing to send cards or letters to Eric's family, please address them to:

The Gustafson Family
c/o Teresa T.
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Troutdale Facility
234 SW Kendall Ct.
Troutdale, OR 97060

At the request of Eric's family, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue at
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office detectives asking for public's help to recover stolen property and identify suspects in residential burglary - 09/08/15
On Tuesday September 8, 2015 at approximately 9:10 a.m. MCSO Deputies responded to take a report of a burglary that occurred overnight at a residence in Corbett, OR. Among the items stolen from the residence were several military medals that had been awarded to the homeowner's son Jeffery Lucas, a Navy Seal who died while serving during Operation Enduring Freedom on June 28, 2005. Two Seal Team 10 challenge coins were also stolen. One of these was from "Operation Red Wings"

The burglary occurred sometime between 9:00 p.m. on Monday September 7, 2015 and Tuesday September 8, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. Unknown suspects forced entry into the home and stole several items of personal jewelry and property in addition to the military medals.

Attached is a media bulletin with photos representative of the military medals stolen. MCSO Detectives are asking for anyone with information regarding this burglary or the stolen items to contact MCSO Detective Ken Yohe at 503-261-2847.

Media only - Family is available for media contact. Please contact the MCSO PIO for more information.
Attached Media Files: Res burg Bulletin