Multnomah Co. Sheriff's Office
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Multnomah County Sheriff's Office conducting death investigation after fatal hiker fall along Horsetail Falls trail - 05/01/16
On Sunday May 1, 2016 at 5:20 p.m. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to the report of two hikers who had fallen off the Horsetail Falls trail as they were hiking down between the upper and lower Horsetail Falls. MCSO deputies arrived on scene with AMR rescue personnel and MCSO Green Hornet trail team members who were on duty. Green Hornet Trail team and AMR Rescue personnel were able to reach the two hikers, a 37-year-old female and a 3-year-old boy. Both had fallen approximately fifty to sixty feet off a cliff along the trail and traveled another twenty to thirty feet down a steep slope. The 37-year-old was suffering from life-threatening injuries. AMR attempted lifesaving efforts as she was brought up to the trail and transported down to the trailhead. She was declared deceased at the Trailhead. The 3-year-old boy was transported by ambulance to the hospital with serious injuries.

Updates will be provided when more information is available.
Update: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Patrol deputy involved in injury crash involving pedestrian - 04/29/16
Update1: The pedestrian involved in the crash and transported to the hospital did not survive his injuries. The investigation of the crash continues and is being conducted by the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division Major Crash Team. The results of their investigation will be turned over to the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office for review as part of their standard procedure for major crash investigations. The MCSO Deputy involved, a six year veteran, will be on administrative leave while the initial investigation is completed, which is MCSO's standard procedure in this type of incident.

We are not releasing any more information at this time pending notification of next of kin.

More information will be released when it is available.

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This morning, (Friday) April 29, 2016 just after 4:00 a.m. a Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputy was involved in an injury crash involving a pedestrian in the 24000 block of NE Sandy Blvd. The MCSO Deputy was in a marked MCSO patrol vehicle traveling westbound on NE Sandy Blvd when the pedestrian was struck. The pedestrian, an adult male, was transported with life-threatening injuries to the hospital.

Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division Major Crash Team has responded to conduct the crash investigation. Preliminary indications are the pedestrian was not in a crosswalk and in the roadway when he was struck.

Further details will be released when more information is available.
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Update2: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and Gresham Fire Department investigating overnight fire at Imagination Station playground (Photo) - 04/13/16
Update2: The investigation is continuing into the Imagination Station fire that occurred during the early morning hours of Saturday April 9, 2016. Surveillance video from the morning of the fire is being made available to media as the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office seeks the public's help in identifying persons of interest. Anyone who has information regarding the Imagination Station playground fire is asked to contact the MCSO tip line at 503-261-2847. A $1,000 reward is available for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the fire that damaged the playground structure at Imagination Station.

Media: Please contact MCSO Detective Ken Yohe at 503-988-0370 to make an appointment to view the video. The video is available for viewing/taping until 2:00 p.m. this afternoon.


Update: The investigation is continuing into the Imagination Station playground fire that occurred during the early morning hours of Saturday April 9, 2016. At this time, detectives are examining video surveillance and forensic evidence and continue to follow up on tips received in the investigation.

The City of Troutdale has established a fund for the Imagination Station playground and is accepting donations by cash or check at Troutdale City Hall, 219 E. Historic Columbia River Hwy. Troutdale, OR 97060. Receipts will be provided that may qualify donations as tax deductible. All donations will be dedicated to the restoration or improvement of Imagination Station.

The City of Troutdale understands that some private efforts to raise funds for that purpose have begun. The City trusts the private efforts are well intentioned and sincere, and the City looks forward to utilizing those donations for their intended purpose. The City is not in a position to validate private fundraising efforts, as the City has no control over them or responsibility for such accounts. Donations completed through Troutdale City Hall are accounted for and allocated to Imagination Station and ensure monies received are directed for the sole purpose of restoring and improving the playground. The City does request that any parties setting up such private accounts on behalf of Imagination Station contact Erich Mueller, the City's Finance Director, in order to inform us of their intentions and the process by which donated funds may be made available for that use. Mr. Mueller can be reached at or at 503-674-7233.

The city has also received many offers of professional services, materials, and volunteer time to restore Imagination Station, for which they are developing a list to be utilized when the restoration process officially begins. To that end, if the public or businesses are inclined to volunteer their time, talent, or services, please email

The City of Troutdale appreciates the outpouring of community support and messages from community members to rebuild Imagination Station. Discussions are already underway in Troutdale to ensure this iconic community playground is restored and/or improved for the community and for children to enjoy well into the future.

Further updates will be provided when more information is available.

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This morning, Saturday April 9, 2016 at 4:14 a.m. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies and Gresham Fire Department responded to the report of the playground structure on fire at Imagination Station located at 1900 SW Cherry Park Rd in Troutdale, OR. Arriving MCSO deputies saw a good portion of the wooden playground structure was already engulfed in flames. Several units from Gresham Fire Department arrived and were able to put out the fire which destroyed a good portion of the wooden playground structure at the park. No other structures were affected.

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office detectives are assisting Gresham Fire Department with the investigation into the fire. Investigators believe the fire was intentionally set. Anyone with information regarding this fire is asked to please call the Sheriff's Office tip line at 503-261-2847. No other information is available at this time.
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Multnomah County Sheriff's Office 2016 Spring Awards Ceremony - 04/12/16
On Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., at the Multnomah Building, 501 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd., Sheriff Daniel Staton will host the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office's Semi-Annual Awards Ceremony. This ceremony will honor citizens and members of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and partnering agencies.

Awards being presented at the ceremony include two Distinguished Service awards, two Lifesaving Awards, two Unit Citations, and a Community Service Award among others. There will be a total of 23 awards presented during this ceremony.

This ceremony is open to the public and community members and media are invited and encouraged to attend as we recognize exemplary service and actions which went above and beyond.
Attached Media Files: 2016 Spring Awards PR
Update: Multnomah County Sheriff's Office investigating body recovered from Willamette River - 04/04/16
Update: The deceased has been identified as Genaro Reed Keehn, Age 36, of Portland, OR.
Keehn had previously been reported missing to the Portland Police Bureau on March 1, 2016. The Medical Examiner reported there were no signs of foul play and the Cause of Death was ruled blunt force chest trauma and drowning. The Manner of Death was undetermined.

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On Thursday March 31, 2016 at approximately 7:00 p.m. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office River Patrol deputies responded to the report of a body seen in the Willamette River near the St. John's Bridge by a person fishing from the Cathedral Park dock. Portland Fire Bureau units assisting on the call located the body approximately thirty feet from the easternmost pier under the St. Johns Bridge. MCSO River patrol units arrived in the area and recovered the body of a deceased adult. The body was transported to the Cathedral Park boat ramp. MCSO detectives and the Medical Examiner were notified. The body will be turned over to the Multnomah County Medical Examiner's Office.

We are not releasing any additional information at this time pending identification and family notifications.