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Marijuana Enforcement Detectives Serve Search Warrant on Illegal Grow Operation (Photo) - 09/25/20

Released by: Lt. William Bailey – Public Information Officer

Release Date: September 24, 2020

Location:  25000 block of Cultus Lane, Bend (Alfalfa)

Arrested:  Joshua Mays Age: 45          Bend, Oregon

Charges:

ORS 475B.349(3)(b)(A) Unlawful Manufacture of Marijuana Over 12 plants

ORS 475B.337(3)(c)(A) Unlawful Possession of Marijuana 16x at household

ORS 475B.346(3)(b)(A)(i) Unlawful Delivery of Marijuana 16x person allowance

ORS 475B.349(3)(c)Unlawful Manufacture of Extract

ORS 475.884 Unlawful Possession of Cocaine

ORS 166.270 Felon in Possession of a Firearm X 2

Evidence Seized:

  • 439 illegal marijuana plants seized
  • 505 pounds of illegal processed marijuana
  • 1 Butane Hash Oil (BHO) Lab
  • 19 pounds of BHO extract
  • 2 handguns
  • Over $11,000 US currency

NARRATIVE:

On the morning of September 24, 2020, Marijuana Enforcement Detectives with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team (CODE), DCSO Street Crimes Detectives and the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team, served a search warrant in the 25000 Block of Cultus Lane in relation to an ongoing criminal investigation into an illegal marijuana operation.  The investigation was initiated after detectives received anonymous complaints about the odor and validity of the grow operation.

Joshua Mays was contacted at the residence and taken into custody.  He was subsequently transported to and lodged in the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Jail on the listed charges.

The Marijuana Enforcement Detectives (MED’s) would like to thank the legal marijuana businesses within Deschutes County for their collaborative efforts in combating illegal marijuana operations. The knowledge the MED’s received from focus groups confirms that illegal marijuana within Deschutes County is a major concern for the legal marijuana market, residents, and businesses in our community.  MED’s take illegal grow operations seriously due to the unregulated amounts of pesticides, fungicides and chemical solvents that can be used to manufacture marijuana products.  In addition, MED’s have discovered illegal marijuana grows that contained mold, spider mites and toxic/harmful chemicals that are unsafe for human consumption.

The MED’s receive funding to support their positions from taxes that are collected from the recreational marijuana market. Marijuana tax can be used for schools, drug treatment centers, public health, and law enforcement. The Deschutes County Board of Commissions approved the funding for the Marijuana Enforcement Detective positions.

Since July 2018, MED’s have been in operation and have encountered multiple unknown subjects and 46 firearms while serving marijuana search warrants. The MED’s would like to recognize the DCSO SWAT team for their specialized skills and commitment for the safety to the suspects, area residences and law enforcement officers in these operations.

This investigation is ongoing.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Street Crimes, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with six K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves the nearly 190,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 230 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 187 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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Pursuit NW of Redmond; K9 Track Captures Two That Fled From Vehicle (Photo) - 09/22/20

Released by: Lt. William Bailey - Public Information Officer

Release Date: September 22, 2020

Location: Northwest Way near NW Upas Avenue, Redmond

Arrested: Bourland, Nicholas B. Age 38 Bend, Oregon

Charges:
Attempt to Elude Felony and Misdemeanor
Reckless Driving
Reckless Endangering
Criminal Trespass

Arrested: Donohoe, Natalie J. Age 33 Bend, Oregon

Charges:
Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine
Probation Violation

NARRATIVE:

On September 21, 2020, at approximately 0023 hours, a deputy with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop a black 2012 BMW 535 for an observed traffic violation on Northwest Way near Upas Avenue, in Redmond. The vehicle immediately accelerated away from the deputy in an attempt to elude, reaching speeds of approximately 100 miles per hour. This vehicle pursuit lasted approximately 8 miles before the deputy lost sight of the vehicle on Highway 126 near Cline Falls Road. Other deputies responding to assist began to establish a perimeter around the area.

Within minutes of losing sight of the vehicle, the originating deputy located the vehicle unoccupied on NW 95th Street. Deputy Michael Mangin and his K9 partner “Ares” began a person track from the vehicle with the assistance of DCSO deputies and detectives, City of Bend Police K9 Lil Kim and Officer Kevin Uballez and a City of Redmond Police Officer with a thermal drone.

The extended track continued for several miles until a female was located nearly 30 feet up in a tree. This female was identified as Natalie J. Donohoe of Bend. She was determined to be a passenger in the vehicle during the pursuit and was in possession of several grams of suspected methamphetamine.

The search continued as deputies, officers and their K9’s tracked the driver of the vehicle to another tree nearly 200 yards away from the female. The male driver was identified as Nicholas B. Bourland of Bend. Both were arrested and transported to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Jail, where they were lodged on the listed charges.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by several property owners in the area providing information on animal activity and agitation believed to be associated with the fleeing subjects. These tips helped law enforcement narrow their search area and capture both individuals. The Oregon State Police also assisted in the search.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Street Crimes, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with six K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves the nearly 190,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 230 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 187 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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Attached Media Files: Bourland , Donohoe
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DCSO Searching For Lost Motorcycle Rider (Photo) - 09/20/20

**** Updated Media Release****

Date:  09/20/20

DCSO Deputies had been attempting contact throughout the night with the subject who had loaned his cell phone to Faith to call his friends.  On 09/20/20, at about 8:30am, Deputies were finally able to speak with him on the phone and confirm the location where he had contact with Faith the day before.  That location was more accurately described as the USFS 370 Rd, about one mile north of Todd Lake, which was a significant distance away from the originally described area.  The subject told deputies he had offered to Faith for him to follow him and his group down to the main road, but Faith said he was fine and continued to push his motorcycle up (north) USFS 370.

With this new information, DCSO SAR Volunteers were provided with new search assignments reflecting Faith's last known point.  On 09/20/20, at about 9:14am, 9-1-1 Dispatch received a call from a mountain bike rider on the Mrazek Trail, who had come across Faith.  Faith had walked away from his motorcycle at some point during the early morning hours and was tired and cold.  Nearby DCSO SAR search teams responded to Faith's location, began warming efforts and transported him in a DCSO SAR vehicle to the Tumalo Falls/4601 parking area, where Bend Fire Department personnel were dispatched to meet them.

After evaluation by Bend Fire Department, a Sheriff's Office Deputy assisted in reuniting Faith with his family.  Faith did not require any further assistance.  

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Date:  09/20/20

By:  Lt. Bryan Husband

Location:  Triangle Hill Area, near USFS Rd 4601/4602 (West of Bend)

Lost Subject:  Christopher Faith, 29 year old male, Gilchrist, OR

 

On 09/19/20, at about 11:11pm, Deschutes County 9-1-1 received a report of a lost dual sport motorcycle rider in the Triangle Hill area, near the USFS Rd 4601/4602 juncture.  Friends of Chris Faith reported they had been riding together in that area earlier in the day and had gotten separated.  They reported receiving a call from Faith at about 6:13pm, who told them his motorcycle wouldn't start and he was stranded.  Faith reported he had left his cell phone in their truck, had been walking and pushing his motorcycle for 1-2 miles, when he came across another motorcycle rider who let him borrow his cell phone to call his friends.  Faith described his current location to his friends as being near the USFS 4601/4602 juncture.  Faith did not report any medical problems or other issues other than being stranded.  

Faith's friends told him to continue walking downhill on the road and they would meet him at the truck.  Faith never arrived at the truck.  His friends (three other dual sport riders) rode to his described area, but could not locate Faith or his motorcycle.  Faith's friends continued to search the surrounding area until 11:11pm, at which time they reported him as lost to 9-1-1 Dispatch.  Deputies responded to the area and searched throughout the night without success.

On 09/20/20, at about 6:30am, patrol deputies were joined by over 20 Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Volunteers, searching both by vehicles and ATV's.  The search continues at this time.  Chris Faith is described as a 29 year old white male, approximately 5, 7" tall, 180 lbs, with short brown hair and beard and brown eyes.  He was last seen wearing a "Thor" brand motorcycle riding shirt/pants combo, green in color with purple and blue accents.  He was wearing a "Fly" brand helmet, neon yellow in color.  Faith's motorcylcle was descriged as a YZF 450 dual sport, yellow and black in color.

Faith has been entered as a missing person and anyone with information as to his whereabouts is encouraged to call Deschutes County Dispatch at:  541-693-6911.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Street Crimes, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with six K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves the nearly 190,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 230 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 187 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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Dispute with a Firearm - 09/19/20

Dispute with a Firearm

Date:  09/19/20

By:  Sergeant Troy Gotchy

On 09/19/20 at approximately 1838 hours, Deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a dispute involving a firearm on 85th Place on the north end of Bend.  The reporting person advised a male subject had pointed an AK-47 at him during the dispute.  Multiple 911 calls were received from the location of the dispute and the surrounding residences reporting lots of screaming.  It was also reported that another male subject was armed with a knife.

The first two Deputies on scene contacted a male subject walking down 85h place with a large knife in a sheath on his side.  That male was detained without incident after dropping the knife, and placed in a patrol car.

Several more Deputies arrived on scene and began loud hailing the involved residence.  Four people came out of the property, and complied with orders from the Deputies.  They were all detained during the ongoing investigation.  While speaking with the individuals on scene, it was learned the rifle was still on the property, and there may still be two subjects at the back of the property that may have access to firearms.

Members from the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team along with a Deschutes County Sheriff’s office K9 deputy and his K9 partner Ares responded to assist with the call. Several Officers from the Central Oregon Emergency Response Team who were already out on another mission with their armored vehicle responded to the scene to assist.  Once they arrived, the armored vehicle was driven closer to the house, and several more loud hails were put out asking anyone else on the property to come out.  After getting no response the property was cleared, and it was determined the other two subjects were not on scene.

Members from the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Detective Division also responded to the scene to assist with the investigation. The investigation revealed there was a large knife and a SKS rifle involved in the dispute. No arrests have been made at this time. The investigation is ongoing.  The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on this call by the Bend Police Department, the Redmond Police Department, and the Bend Fire Department.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with four K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today lead by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves the nearly 190,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 230 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 187 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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Virtual Training Prepares Participants to Mentor a Child with an Incarcerated Parent (Photo) - 09/14/20

Central Oregon Partnerships for Youth (COPY), a program of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, is offering a class to prepare volunteers to become mentors for children with an incarcerated parent.

After initial training and comprehensive background checks, volunteers are matched with a child in Bend, Redmond, Sisters or LaPine that share similar interests and activities and commit to spending a few hours a week together for a minimum of one year. This time is often spent going to community events, working on homework, attending art programs, exploring the community, or simply hanging out and talking.

On Saturday, September 26, COPY will offer a virtual orientation/training class. This 3½-hour class covers program policies, how to establish a mentor relationship, the impact incarceration has on families, and communication skills. Additionally, we will be spending time talking about safety and best practices for mentoring in a COVID-19 world. There is no cost to attend, but advanced registration is required.

For additional details please call 541-388-6651 or email COPY@deschutes.org Additional program information is available at the Sheriff’s Office web site at www.sheriff.deschutes.org/copy.

Attached Media Files: COPY_hands.JPG
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Boater Rescued At Wickiup Reservoir (Photo) - 09/11/20

Date:  09/11/20

By:  Lt. Bryan Husband, Search and Rescue Coordinator

Location:  Wickiup Reservoir

Rescued Subject:  Nicholas Casey 69 year old male, Bend, OR

 

On 09/10/20, at about 10:06pm, 9-1-1 Dispatch received a call from Nancy Capell, who reported her husband, Nicholas Casey, was overdue from a trip to Wickiup Reservoir.  Casey had taken his 14' skiff with electric trolling motor to the reservoir to fish earlier in the day.  Capell reported Casey had called her from his boat on the water at about 7:23pm, telling her he'd call when he got back to shore and had loaded up the boat on the trailer.  Capell never heard back from her husband.

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Patrol Deputies responded to the Wickiup Reservoir area as well as initiated a cell phone ping to locate Casey.  Casey's cell phone carrier advised the phone had been turned off and phone activity from earlier in the day did not provide usefel ping information.  At about 12:03am, DCSO Patrol Deputies located Casey's vehicle and boat trailer at the Wickiup Butte boat launch, but Casey nor his boat, were there.  DCSO Patrol Deputies then requested assistance from the DCSO Search and Rescue Unit.

One DCSO Special Services Deputy and nine DCSO SAR Volunteers responded to the boat launch area to begin their search on the water.  Search teams consisted of DCSO SAR Swiftwater and Medical Team members.  Due to the reduced level of Wickiup Reservoir (approximately 3% capacity), DCSO's larger jet boats were not able to be used on this mission.  DCSO SAR Swiftwater Team members utilized their 12' Achilles raft with outboard motor to begin their search.  Conditions were extremely smoky with visibility being about 15-20'.  Sandbars and exposed stumps, due to low water levels, also caused additional challenges.

DCSO SAR Swiftwater team members located Casey in his boat at about 5:05am, a little over one mile from the boat launch.  Casey was in good condition and did not require medical attention.  Casey told rescuers that heavy smoke had blown into the area in the evening time, causing him to lose sight of landmarks.  Casey became disoriented and began traveling the opposite direction of the boat launch by accident.  As temperatures became cooler, Casey utilized his boat oars to row in an effort to stay warm.  DCSO SAR team members then towed Casey and his boat back to the boat launch.  Other than being a little cold, Casey was in good condition, refused further medical attention and was released to drive home on his own.

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office would like to warn those considering recreating in these smoky conditions.  Visibility, as well as air quality, are poor and pose extra challenges.  Stay indoors if possible and consider additional navigation aids if having to travel in these conditions.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Street Crimes, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with six K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves the nearly 190,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 230 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 187 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

 

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Attached Media Files: Wickiup_Boater_Rescue.jpg
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Wanted Subject in Deschutes County (Photo) - 09/09/20

 

Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office

63333 Highway 20 West

Bend, Oregon 97703

541- 388-6655

 

MEDIA RELEASE  

Wanted Subject in Deschutes County

 

Released by: Sgt. Doug Sullivan

Release Date: 09/09/2020

 

Location: 55000 Block of Heierman Dr. Bend, OR 97707    

 

Wanted Subject: Troy Dahl (35 year old male)          

 

Charges: Active Arrest Warrant

 

 

NARRATIVE:

 

Wanted subject from Bend, in the area south of Sunriver.

 

SUBJECT: Troy Kenneth Dahl

             35 years of age

            55000 block of Heierman Dr. Bend 97707

 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Troy Dahl. Dahl currently has a valid warrant out of Deschutes County for his arrest.  The Sheriff’s Office was called out to Dahl’s residence on September 2. Dahl left the property before deputies arrived. The Sheriff’s Office also has probable cause to arrest Dahl for an assault and robbery related to that case. If you see Dahl or know his location please call 541-693-6911.

 

 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Street Crimes, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with six K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves the nearly 190,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 230 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 187 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

 

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Attached Media Files: Dahl Photo
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Hikers Rescued Near George Lake (Photo) - 09/04/20

Date:  09/03/20

Location:  Pacific Crest Trail, near George Lake (Approximately 6 miles south of Big Lake)

By:  Lt. Bryan Husband, Search and Rescue Coordinator

Rescued:  Atkin, Kurt 61 yom, Salem, OR

 

On 09/03/20, at approximately 4:21pm, Deschutes County 9-1-1 received a report of two hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail, who were suffering from heat related issues and needed immediate assistance.  The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Unit was dispatched to contact the International Emergency Response Coordination Center, who had received an "SOS" alert from one of their subscribers.  The subscribers, Kurt Atkin and his wife Kelly Atkin, owned a text capable GPS device and were able to transmit not only their location, but also that Kurt was experiencing a heat related medical emergency. 

The Atkin's were approximately six miles south of Big Lake on the PCT.  They had parked at Big Lake with the plan of hiking into George Lake, but due to the hot temperatures, had consumed all of their water prior to arriving.  They were unable to make it the rest of the way to George Lake (their closest water source) and were unable to hike back to their vehicle at Big Lake.

It was estimated it would take three hours or more for DCSO SAR members to access the Atkin's location by ground.  Due to the medical emergency, Life Flight was contacted, who agreed to fly to the Atkin's location and attempt to locate a nearby landing zone.  Life Flight arrived in the area of the Atkin's and visually located them from the air.  The closest suitable landing zone was located approximately .3 miles from their location.  The Life Flight helicopter landed and the crew then hiked to the Atkin's location, beginning treatment of Mr. Atkin at approximately 5:50pm.  They were ultimately able to walk the Atkin's back to the landing zone and while Mr. Atkin received additional treatment there, fly Mrs. Atkin to a nearby location, where DCSO SAR Volunteers were waiting to receive her.  Life Flight then flew back to the landing zone, where they retrieved their medical crew member and Mr. Atkin, ultimately transporting him to St. Charles Hospital in Redmond for further treatment.  DCSO SAR Volunteers assisted Mrs. Atkin by driving her back to her vehicle at Big Lake.

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office would like to thank Life Flight for their assistance with this rescue.  They played a key role in helping ensure Mr. Atkin received medical attention as soon as possible.  It should be noted, the Atkin's are experienced hikers, but due to the hot temperatures consumed their water supply faster than expected.  The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office would like to caution those planning to recreate in our back country, especially during the next several days where temperatures are expected to be very hot.  Take advantage of early morning hours when temperatures are cooler and plan on taking extra water, which is included in the "10 Essentials" of outdoor recreation.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Street Crimes, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with six K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves the nearly 190,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 230 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 187 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

 

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Vehicle Pursuit in Tetherow Crossing - 09/03/20

Redmond Vehicle Pursuit

09/03/20

By Sergeant Troy Gotchy

Suspect Vehicle:  1991 Ford F150 truck Red

Driver:  Unknown

Arrested Passenger: 

Rowe, Ryan Matthew 

35 years old

Redmond, OR

Cited and released for:

Attempting to Elude Misdemeanor

Criminal Trespass

 

On 09/01/20 at approximately 1352 hours, A Deputy with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop a reckless driver that nearly struck her patrol vehicle on Northwest Way.  The suspect vehicle turned west onto Coyner Avenue from Northwest Way, and continued at a high rate of speed.  The suspect refused to stop for the Deputy and continued into the Tetherow Crossing neighborhood northwest of Redmond.

The pursuit continued through the neighborhood with the suspect temporarily losing the Deputy.  The Deputy spotted fresh tracks going into an address on NW 61st, and found the truck parked behind the shop on the property.  The Deputy waited to approach the vehicle until more units arrived.  A K9 unit with the Redmond Police Department arrived on scene, and the vehicle was cleared.  It was determined both the driver and the passenger fled on foot.  A K9 search was immediately started moving to the north of the stop location.  A drone was brought to the scene by the Redmond Police Department, and they also began a search of the area.

A short time later a neighbor to the north of the stop location advised a Redmond PD Officer that an unknown male had run through their property and continued north over their fence.  A Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office K9 then took over the search for the suspect and continued to follow it north along the top of a rim rock ridge.  The search lasted nearly two hours before the suspect that was being followed walked out of BLM land at Coyner Avenue and Hemholtz.  The subject was detained by a Deputy that was sitting in the area on the perimeter.  That subject Ryan Rowe was determined to be the passenger in the vehicle, and was cited for Attempting to Elude Misdemeanor and Criminal Trespass.

The driver of the vehicle was not located.  The investigation into identifying the driver continues.  The Sheriff’s Office was assisted on this case by the Redmond Police Department and the Oregon State Police.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with four K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today lead by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves the nearly 190,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 230 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 187 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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