Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office investigating injury crash after driver flees traffic stop
On Sunday, October 19, 2014 at approximately 2:45 p.m. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies initiated a traffic stop on a reported stolen vehicle, a 2004 Chrysler Sebring, near westbound 238th and Halsey St. in Wood Village, OR. The driver initially complied and pulled over to the side of the road after the MCSO deputy activated his emergency lights. As deputies got out of their patrol cars to approach the vehicle, the driver suddenly accelerated away from the shoulder heading westbound on Halsey. MCSO deputies followed the vehicle westbound on Halsey, but terminated their pursuit as speeds increased.
The driver, identified as Cody Wayne Mauser, Age 30, The Dalles, OR, attempted to make a right turn at 223rd/Fairview Ave. and crossed over into the southbound lanes of Fairview Ave. striking two vehicles. The driver and passenger of one of the vehicles struck were both transported to a local hospital for treatment of non life-threatening injuries. Mauser climbed out of the window of the Sebring as MCSO deputies arrived at the intersection. Mauser attempted to evade responding officers by running through a field and crawling through a drainage ditch near the accident. Additional officers arriving at the scene took him into custody as he came out on the other end of the drainage ditch.
Mauser was arrested and will be transported to the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges including Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Felony Hit and Felony Attempt to Elude. The East County Vehicular Crimes Team has responded to conduct the crash investigation and additional charges may be added.
Booking photo will be available on our website at www.mcso.us
The Northbound and Southbound lanes are expected to be closed for another hour while the crash investigation is completed.
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Unit serves search warrant in drug dealing and distribution investigation
This evening, Tuesday October 14, 2014, at approximately 6:00 p.m. the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Special Investigation Unit (SIU) executed a search warrant at a residence located at 1912 SE 112th Ave. Portland, OR. The search warrant was served as part of a drug investigation into illegal drug dealing, distribution and manufacture of methamphetamine.
Three people were detained at the scene while MCSO SIU processed the search warrant. During the search investigators discovered and seized methamphetamine, drug packaging and scales, cash, marijuana, and evidence of manufacturing.
Alexander Barrington Rudine, Age 37, of Portland, OR was arrested and charged with Possession of Controlled Substance, Delivery of Controlled Substance, and Manufacture of Controlled Substance within 1000 feet of a school.
Morgan Amanda Clingings, Age 39, of Portland, OR was arrested on a felony outstanding warrant for burglary charges.
A third person was interviewed at the scene and released.
Alexander Rudine and Morgan Clingings were transported and lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center.
Booking photos are available on our website at www.mcso.us
The investigation is continuing and more charges are expected. More information will be provided when available.
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office ready to serve for annual 2014 Tip-A-Cop fundraiser
The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office is partnering with Red Robin(R) to raise money for Special Olympics Oregon as part of the national Tip-A-Cop event taking place at Red Robin locations across the country benefitting Special Olympics on Saturday October 11, 2014.
On Saturday October 11, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and again from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies and staff will become "celebrity wait staff" and assist in serving Red Robin restaurant guests to support Special Olympics Oregon at the Red Robin restaurant located at Mall 205, 9880 SE Washington Street, Portland Oregon. Tips they receive go directly to Special Olympics Oregon to providing training and competition opportunities for athletes with intellectual disabilities.
Tip-A-Cop is part of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run(R) (LETR) campaign. LETR, which includes an international series of relay runs and special events like Tip-A-Cop, is presented by more than 144,000 law enforcement officers worldwide to help raise money and public awareness for Special Olympics. LETR is the largest grassroots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle for Special Olympics through which funds raised go directly to local programs in states or countries where the funds are generated.
Founded in 1972, Special Olympics Oregon is a year-round program offering 14 different Olympic-style sports to athletes with intellectual disabilities. Throughout the state of Oregon, over 8,000 athletes participate in Special Olympics. Competing in sports allows athletes to gain self-confidence, social competency and other enhanced skills.
for more information on Special Olympics Oregon.
Three Suspected Car Prowlers Arrested (Photo)
On September 23, 2014, the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office took three people into custody who were actively breaking into parked vehicles on Columbia River Highway near Angels Rest in the Columbia River Gorge. During the investigation, multiple persons returned from hiking in the area and reported their vehicles had been broken into. The three individuals, who were taken into custody are identified as Brian Peoples DOB 05/24/77, Kristina Yurick 10/20/71, and Chelsea Knight 7/11/94. Both Brian Peoples and Kristina Yurick were booked into Multnomah County Jail on multiple charges and outstanding arrest warrants. Chelsea Knight was later released without being charged at the time of the initial report.
The initial investigation conducted by the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office led to the execution of a search warrant on a hotel room at the Motel 6 in Troutdale along with a vehicle seen leaving the area. The investigation was conducted in collaboration with the Gresham and Troutdale Police Departments. During the execution of the search warrant, multiple stolen items were recovered including a stolen loaded firearm and suspected methamphetamine. Prior to the execution of the search warrant, Michael Llanos was seen running from the hotel room and was taken into custody on outstanding arrest warrants and additional charges.
The investigation is ongoing and more charges and arrests are expected.
The Sheriff's Office would like to remind those that recreation in the Scenic Gorge to always lock up your valuables or carry them with you, and we recommend when visiting the area that you only bring with you those items you absolutely need. It is important that you try not to leave any valuables in plain sight in your car especially when parking at trail heads. For more information on how to protect you vehicle and valuables please visit our Sheriff's Office website.
Acting PIO Lt. Travis W. Gullberg
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office partners with Portland Police Bureau for upcoming Speed Enforcement Mission on Interstate 84 - 09/27/14
On September 26, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) and Portland Police Bureau (PPB) will join together in a cooperative speed enforcement mission on Interstate 84 from I-5 to I-84 Milepost 42 east and west. MCSO Deputies and PPB Officers will focus their efforts on providing an enhanced presence on I-84 to deter motorists from exceeding the posted speed limit and targeting speeding and aggressive drivers. Although speeding is the primary focus of the mission, both MCSO and PPB officers will also be monitoring for drivers using cell phones, failing to wear seat belts, failing to maintain safe distance, and following to close.
Speed is one of the leading causes of fatalities on our roadways, averaging approximately one third of all fatal crashes from year to year. According to the Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 42,000 people die as the result of traffic crashes each year on our nation's highways, and hundreds of thousands are seriously injured.
Results from the mission will be published after the mission is complete and they are compiled. For more information please contact the MCSO Public Information Officer.
Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide ride-a-longs because most of the participating units will be motorcycles. We are suggesting media use overpasses for video footage. For any requested interviews contact Acting PIO Lt. Travis W. Gullberg via the PIO Pager.
Here are the results of the Speed Enforcement Mission:
Speeding - 81
Suspended Driver - 1
No Insurance - 10
No Driver's License - 2
Careless Driving - 2
Failure to use Seatbelt - 1
Other violations - 7
Speeding - 2
No Insurance - 4
Other violations - 10
Alleged Armed Robber Captured (Photo)
On Tuesday, September 23, 2014 the US Marshall Service Fugitive Task Force and the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office took Daniel Ortiz M/H 06/17/91 into custody on multiple outstanding arrest warrants. The outstanding warrants included a Robbery I warrant stemming from an alleged armed robbery committed by him on the 4th of September in Wood Village. It is alleged that Daniel Ortiz had advertised a vehicle for sale on Craigslist. When the potential buyers met with the suspect to buy the vehicle he pointed a handgun at them and demanding the money they had, which was intended for the purchase the vehicle.
Prior to Daniel Ortiz being taken into custody he fled from the US Marshalls in a vehicle he had stolen from the Seattle Washington area causing a multi-vehicle crash at the intersection of NW 14th and NW Overton. The crash did not result in any injuries but caused extensive property damage.
Daniel Ortiz is currently being held in custody at the Multnomah County Detention Center on multiple charges and outstanding arrest warrants. More charges are expected as the investigation continues.
Acting PIO Lt. Travis W. Gullberg