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Recurring Central Oregon Scam Alert (Photo) - 04/24/19

Released by: Sgt. William Bailey - Public Information Officer

Release Date:  April 24, 2019

Narrative:

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office would like to again warn the citizens of Central Oregon of the recurring warrant scam hitting our area. We have received several calls today from community members who have been contacted by a subject who identifies himself as "Deputy Brian Moore with the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office" and asks for money to clear up a warrant issued after missing jury duty. We have also received information that citizens are being asked to self-report to the Sheriff's Office and pay the fine/bail at a kiosk in our lobby.

Law enforcement will never contact a citizen and ask for money to clear up a warrant or any other legal matter. If a citizen has a warrant, a member of a law enforcement agency will likely contact you in person and have the proper credentials to identify themselves. Citizens should always be skeptical of any situation where an unfamiliar person is asking for money over the telephone.

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office would like to ask community members to share this scam information with others. Unfortunately, we have had community members fall victim to this scam in the past and we would like to prevent anyone else from falling victim in the future. Consider talking with a neighbor, calling a friend or family member and/or sharing this information on social media. The best way to prevent someone from falling victim to this scam is through education.

We would also ask if you have recently received a similar scam phone call and haven't already shared that information with us, please call non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911 and ask to speak to a deputy.

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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Retired Captain Donald Richard Swift Memorial (Photo) - 04/23/19

Released by: Sgt. William Bailey

Release Date: April 23, 2019

On April 4, 2019, Ret. Captain Donald Richard Swift passed away at the age of 73 after a long battle with illness at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend.  Donald Swift made an impact on so many lives in his 50 years of service in law enforcement.  He was a retired Lieutenant from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department after 28 years of service. Upon his family’s move to Bend, Don developed, implemented and ran the Central Oregon Law Enforcement Reserve Academy in Redmond for 20 years.  Don was a Captain in the Redmond Police Reserve Officer Program and retired from service in 2018.

A memorial for Donald Swift is planned for Friday, April 26, 2019, at 5:00pm at the Christian Life Center in Bend.  The Christian Life Center is located at 21720 E Highway 20, Bend, Oregon 97701.

The Swift family respectfully requests that, in lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Ret. Captain Donald Swift be made to the Central Oregon Public Safety Chaplaincy (COPC).  The COPC serves the hearts and minds of Central Oregon’s first responders.  A link to their website can be found here: http://www.copchaplain.com/

All media inquiries should be directed to Sergeant William Bailey, Public Information Officer with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office.  Please contact him by email at William.Bailey@deschutes.org or by telephone at 541-617-3323.

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Attached Media Files: Donald Swift Photo
Pursuit East of Bend - 04/23/19

Vehicle Pursuit East of Bend.  Suspect outstanding.

By: Sergeant Troy Gotchy

 

Suspect:  Heden, Stanley Raymond 52 years of age

                   Bend, OR

Vehicle:  1986 Ford F150 Blue in color

 

Charges:  Felony no bail Warrant

                 Attempt to Elude (felony)

                 Attempt to Elude (Misdemeanor)

 

On 04/23/19 at approximately 1135 hours, Deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to 57380 Fort Rock Road off of Highway 20 East for a civil disturbance.  While heading to the area, Deputies learned one of the subjects involved had a felony warrant for their arrest.  The reporting party on the civil call advised Deputies the male with the warrant was leaving the house.

Deputies parked down the road near highway 20 to wait for the suspect vehicle.  While driving north on Fort Rock Road, the suspect who was driving an older blue Ford truck spotted the Deputies.  The suspect immediately turned around to avoid the Deputies.  The two Deputies tried to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle, but he continued South on Fort Rock Road.  A pursuit was initiated with the truck, which turned on to the Forest Service Road 2015.  The suspect vehicle then turned west on to an unmarked OHV trail and continued at a high rate of speed.  The bed of the suspect vehicle was filled with metal debris, and during the pursuit several large pieces of metal fell into the roadway hampering the Deputies efforts to keep up with the truck.  At this time, the Deputies lost sight of the suspect vehicle.

The Deputies continued West down the trail, and eventually located the vehicle abandoned.  Based on foot prints in the dirt, it was determined the suspect fled on foot heading south.  Several more Deputies arrived in the area, including a K-9 Team from the Sheriff’s Office.  A track was started, and a perimeter was established.  A short time after the track began, an airplane from the Oregon State Police joined the search.  A short while later, a second K-9 Team from the Sheriff’s Office arrived and assisted with the search.  At approximately 1558 hours, the track was lost and the search was called off.  The suspect is still at large.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office was assisted on this incident by the Oregon State Police.  Anyone with information on Stanley Heden is asked to contact 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, 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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Vehicle Pursuit northeast of Bend; Driver Arrested (Photo) - 04/22/19

Released by:  Lt. Mike Biondi

Release Date:  April 22, 2019    

Arrested:  Walter, Jason Daryl        Age: 43   Bend, Oregon

Charges:

Attempt to Elude - Felony       Bail $10,000

Reckless Driving                      Bail $5,000

DWS Revoked - Misd               Bail $5,000

Escape III                                  Bail $5,000

Warrant for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle Bail $20,000

Warrant for Previous Elude    Bail $0

Warrant for Probation Violation Bail $0

                       

Vehicle: White 1991 Ford F150 pickup

 

NARRATIVE:

On 4/22/2019 at about 5:45 p.m. a Deschutes County deputy attempted to stop a Ford pickup for having an expired registration (2017) on Highway 97 near Deschutes Memorial Gardens, north of Bend.  The driver fled northbound on Highway 97, went off road briefly then came back southbound on Highway 97 at speeds of around 20 miles per hour.  The driver then turned eastbound on Cooley Road.  The Ford reached speeds of 60 miles per hour and with increased pedestrian traffic, the deputy discontinued the pursuit in the interest of public safety at 5:49 p.m. 

A sheriff's office detective who had responded to the area to assist believed the truck was headed into the Deschutes County/City of Bend property east of the intersection on Cooley Road/NE18th Street.  The detective followed tire tracks in the brush for about 1/2 mile and located the truck.  

A K9 was requested and Bend PD K9 "Kim" was dispatched to assist along with DCSO K9 "Brolo".  K9 Kim deployed from the suspect truck and began tracking to the southeast.  The suspect, later identified as Jason Walter, was seen jumping into the COID irrigation canal and swimming across to the east side.  At 6:09 p.m., another assisting deputy saw Walter running in the area of Scottsdale Road and Old Deschutes Road.  Additional deputies arrived in the area as well as a Bend PD UAS drone pilot.  K9 Brolo was deployed from the area Walter was last seen and began tracking in the area. 

K9 Brolo began searching a large yard area of a residence in the 63300 block of Overtree Road.  At 7:16 p.m. Walter was located hiding in a pond at the residence.  He had difficulty exiting the pond due to being so cold and was detained without incident.  Bend Fire Department medics were requested to evaluate Walter for cold exposure.

After evaluation by medics, they transported Walter to Saint Charles Medical Center - Bend with non-life threatening injuries.  At 10:49 p.m., Walter - who was wearing hospital scrubs and handcuffed behind his back - fled the parking lot near the Emergency Room entrance, and ran across the front parking before being tackled in the grass by the deputy who had arrested him.  He was then transported to the Deschutes County Jail and lodged on the above listed charges.

 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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Contact Info, for media use only:
Email: ailey@deschutes.org">William.bailey@deschutes.org
Desk 541-617-3323
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Motor Vehicle Crash DUII Investigation (Photo) - 04/21/19

By: Sgt. K. Dizney

Date:  4/21/19

DRIVER:                            Lenhardt, Jeffery D     Age:  56         Damascus, OR

PASSENGER:                   Lenhardt, Jake M        Age:  21         Damascus, OR

VEHICLE:                          2004 Ford F-250 Pickup Green

NARRATIVE:

On Saturday, 042019, at approximately 11:23 PM, deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of an unknown injury motor vehicle crash on O'Neil Highway at NE 5th Street north of Redmond, Oregon.  Upon arrival, deputies determined two occupants were self extricating from a 2004 Ford F-250 pickup and reporting they were not injured.  An investigation determined the driver, Jeffrey Lenhardt, was traveling westbound on O'Neil Highway and failed to negotiate a 90 degree left curve in the roadway.  The vehicle traveled off the roadway and impacted into concrete barriers that line the highway.  The vehicle flipped over the barriers and came to rest on its passenger side. 

The driver, Jeffrey Lenhardt, was arrested on suspicion of DUII and taken to the Deschutes County Jail in Bend, Oregon.    The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by the Oregon State Police and the Oregon Department of Transportation.  NE 5th Street was partially closed for over 1 hour while a tow truck removed the vehicle from the scene.  This investigation in ongoing. 

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Vehicle Pursuit East of Bend; Driver Arrested (Photo) - 04/17/19

Released by:  Sgt. William Bailey – Public Information Officer

Release Date:  April 17, 2019     

Arrested:  Swanson, William E.             Age: 40          Redmond, OR

NARRATIVE:

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office utilized our Community Action Target Team (CATT) this afternoon in the area of Powell Butte Highway and Neff Road, focusing on speeding vehicles.  Residents in the area had contacted the Sheriff’s Office about the speed of vehicles in the posted 35MPH zone approaching the roundabout at this intersection.

At approximately 3:00pm, a CATT deputy observed a silver 2002 Honda Accord enter the 35 MPH zone at 76 MPH, determined by radar.  The deputy attempted to stop the Honda for the speed violation, but the driver fled.  The deputy initiated a pursuit of the Honda, which traveled eastbound on Alfalfa Market Road to Elk Lane, where the driver the turned around and drove back towards Bend.  Additional deputies and a Bend Police Officer responded to assist and two sets of spike strips were set up on Alfalfa Market Road ahead of the pursuit. 

The driver of the Honda then turned onto a dirt road near the intersection of Alfalfa Market Road and Bend Road.  He exited the vehicle to run on foot, but surrendered to deputies a short time later. 

There were no injuries as a result of the pursuit and the maximum speed reached was 60 MPH.  The driver, William E. Swanson of Redmond, was subsequently arrested on charges of Fleeing or Attempting to Elude - Felony, Reckless Driving, DUII – Drugs, Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, and Unlawful Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance. 

Based on information obtained during the initial contact with Swanson, he was transported to St. Charles in Bend for examination.

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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DCSO Provides Free Boater Education Classes and Pre-Season Boat Inspections (Photo) - 04/12/19

By: Lt. Bryan Husband, Special Services Coordinator
Date: 04/12/19

2019 Mandatory Boater Education Training Classes and Pre-Season Boat Inspection Opportunity

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Marine Unit is pleased to announce the return of our free Mandatory Boater Education training classes as well as a pre-season opportunity to have your motorized boat inspected. Oregon law requires Oregon residents 12 years of age and older who operate powered boats of more than 10 hp, to obtain their Mandatory Boater Education card. Failure to have a card under the above conditions might result in a $110 fine. This card is not a license to operate a boat, as there is no such requirement in Oregon. Once a boater receives their card, it never has to be renewed. There is a one-time $10 cost to receive your card and duplicate cards are available for $5.

Boat operators can also access the testing material and take the test on-line through the Oregon State Marine Board website, but there is generally a fee associated with the test and receiving a certificate. The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office offers four, three hour classes free of charge that accomplishes the same goal. Students watch a video, are given information pertaining to specific Oregon laws and requirements and have the opportunity to ask questions. Students then take a 75 question multiple choice test; a minimum score of 70% is needed to pass. The tests are graded at the class and once a student has passed, they receive all necessary paperwork and information on how to receive their card from the Oregon State Marine Board.

The following is the schedule of classes for 2019. All classes run from 6pm-9pm and are held at the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office in Bend (63333 Hwy 20 West). There is no sign up or registration for the class, but please arrive a few minutes prior to the start of the class to check in. For additional information, go to www.sheriff.deschutes.org, or www.boatoregon.com or contact the Sheriff's Office at 541-388-6501.

The first class date offered will be tonight Friday, April 12th.  Subsequent classes will be held on:  May 10th, June 14th and August 9th.

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office will also be providing an opportunity for boaters to have their boats inspected at three different locations in Deschutes County. The inspections will be offered this Saturday, April 13th, 2019, at Big Country RV in Redmond, Sportsman's Warehouse in Bend and the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office substation in La Pine. DCSO Marine Deputies and Volunteers will be present at the above locations on April 13th, between the hours of 9am-3pm.

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Airplane Incident at Sisters Airport (Photo) - 04/10/19

Date:  4/10/19  Time:  10:43 AM  By:  Sgt. K. Dizney

Pilot:                 Lansburgh, Brian  Sisters OR  Age:  73

Passenger:       Watson, John  Bend, OR  Age: 88

Plane:               Red / White Piper PA 12 Single Engine Airplane

 

NARRATIVE:

On Wednesday, 041019, at approximately 10:43 AM, a sergeant with the Black Butte Police Department, driving by the Sister's Airport, witnessed an airplane attempting to land.  The sergeant radioed that he had observed the plane flip over during landing and requested assistance.  The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office responded along with Sisters Fire Department.  Upon arrival, deputies located the involved plane resting on its top adjacent to and partially on the paved runway.  The pilot and passenger were able to self-extricate from the airplane and suffered minor non-life threatening injuries during this incident.  Neither occupant required transport to any medical facility.  Arrangements were made with local and federal aviation authorities to close the runway for the duration of this investigation which lasted for approximately 90 minutes.  The runway was undamaged during this incident and the runway then reopened. 

Deputies determined the pilot, Brian Lansburgh, was attempting to land the plane in gusty winds using the adjacent dirt along the runway to assist him in making the landing.  As the airplane touched down and began to slow, winds began to gust again and caused the plane to flip over onto its top.  Wind appears to be the only factor causing this crash at this time.  The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as well as the National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB) were both contacted and assisted via telephone with this investigation.  They will complete this investigation in the coming days.

The airplane was removed from the scene by airport staff and taken to a storage location to await inspection by FAA and/or NTSB.  Upon removal of the airplane, the airport was reopened.  The airplane sustained moderate damage but remained in one piece.

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Pursuit in Redmond leads to an arrest - 04/10/19

Vehicle Pursuit Leads to Arrest

By Sergeant Troy Gotchy

04/10/19

 

Suspect:  Halloran, Eric J 47 years of age

                  Park City, UT

 

Charges:  Felony Elude

                   Reckless Driving

 

Vehicle:  2001 Chevrolet Corvette           

 

On 04/09/19 at approximately 1942 hours, a Deputy with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop a dark green 2001 Chevrolet Corvette for running a stop sign at a high rate of speed at the intersection of Veterans Way and 10th near the Redmond Airport.  The Deputy initiated a short vehicle pursuit, but was unable to keep up with the Corvette.  The vehicle was last seen on Lake Road heading towards Highway 126 at a high rate of speed.

A short time later, a Redmond Police Officer spotted the unoccupied Corvette parked in a parking lot on Veteran’s Way near the airport.  A perimeter was established, and a Redmond Police K-9 team began a track heading in a Northwest direction.  A short time later a K-9 team from the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office joined the search in the area of 10th and Highway 126.

At approximately 2044 hours, a citizen reported to an Oregon State Police Trooper that he witnessed a male subject run across Highway 126 near SE 9th heading north.  The perimeter was quickly adjusted, and the male suspect was located near SE 9th and Evergreen.  The male was taken into custody without incident, and later transported to the Deschutes County Jail on the above listed charges.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Redmond Police Department, the Oregon State Police, and the Bend Police Department.  There were no injuries to the suspect or the officers during this incident.

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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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Business Burglary Investigation in La Pine (Photo) - 04/08/19

Released by: Sgt. William Bailey – Public Information Officer

Release Date: April 8, 2019

NARRATIVE:

On April 8, 2019, at approximately 5:43am, deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported burglary at the Wickiup Station Sports Pub in La Pine, located at 52600 Hwy 97, La Pine, OR 97739.

Deputies and detectives were at the scene throughout the morning investigating and collecting evidence.  Investigators have been able to recover video surveillance that shows at least two suspects arriving and subsequently forcing entry into the business just after 4:00am this morning.  The suspects removed a safe from the business and then fled from the scene.  One suspect was wearing all black and the second suspect was wearing all black with white stripes on the sleeves of the jack.  Both suspects had backpacks and hid their faces using masks and caps.

Still images from video surveillance are being released in an effort to identify and then locate the persons responsible for this crime.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is asking for anyone with information to call non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911 and speak with a Deputy.  Additionally, we are asking anyone with video surveillance in the area of Wickiup Station Sports Pub and Drafter Road to review their cameras for any subjects or vehicles captured on surveillance between the hours of 3:00am and 5:00am this morning. 

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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Updated Press release-Missing Person Investigation underway for missing Bend woman (Photo)- Missing Person Located************** - 04/08/19

Date: April 8th, 2019 at 7:35 a.m. *****************************Updated Press Release*********************************

Released by: Lieutenant Chad Davis

Bend, OR – 

At approximately 6:40 a.m., a friend of Katrina Gagatko notified the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office that she had been in contact with Gagatko by phone and knew her location.  At 7 :06 a.m., a Deputy located Gagatko and confirmed she was alive and well. 

The Sheriff's Office would like to thank the public for their assistance in this investigation.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: April 7th, 2019 at 12: 40 p.m.

Released by: Lieutenant Chad Davis

Bend, OR – 

On April 6th, 2019 at approximately 7:15 p.m., the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office received a report that Katrina Gagatko, of Bend was missing.  A co-worker and roommate of Gagatko's from Mt. Bachelor Assisted Living Facility said Gagatko was last seen leaving her work in Bend at 10:00 p.m. on 4/04/19.  Gagatko told her friend she going to meet with another friend in the Sisters area.  Gagatko later failed to show up for a scheduled work day and has turned her cell phone off.  Gagatko may be staying temporarily in the Sisters area at an unknown location. 

Gagatko is described as being a white female, 43  years of age, 5' 3" tall, weighing approximately 150 pounds, and having blond hair and blue eyes. Gagatko was last seen wearing a black zip up jacket, a blue polo shirt, black scrub style pants and blue Nike shoes, 

Gagatko was last seen driving her 1988 GMC Sonoma pick-up that is black in color with red pin striping.  The pick-up is a single cab and is equipped with a black roll bar with flood lights on top and is bearing Oregon license plate XDS 694.  Please see attached photos Gagatko and her vehicle. Gagatko has been entered as a missing person.

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office is asking the public to call into Dispatch at 541-693-6911, if they have seen Gagatko, her vehicle or know her whereabouts.  

CONTACT FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:    Lt. Chad Davis, Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Detective Division
desk 541-312-6023, email- chadd@deschutes.org

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 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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An Alfalfa Woman Arrested for DUII After Crashing Into a Parked Car While Eating a Burrito (Photo) - 04/06/19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: April 6th, 2019

Released by: Sergeant Kent Vander Kamp

Bend, OR – An Alfalfa Woman Arrested for DUII After Crashing Into a Parked Car While Eating a Burrito

On April 6th, 2019 at approximately 1230AM, a citizen alerted a patrolling Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Deputy about a nearby crash on the 800 block of Locksley Dr, in the City of Bend. The Deputy located the crash and determined a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek driven by Angela Lorraine Harley, age 40, of Alfalfa, Oregon, crashed into a parked 2007 BMW X3.

The initial investigation determined that Harley was driving east on NE Locksley Dr while eating a burrito. Harley lost control of the Subaru, left the roadway and began driving on the sidewalk, before returning to the road and crashing to the parked BMW.

There were no pedestrians in the area and the parked BMW was unoccupied during the crash. Harley was uninjured. Both vehicles sustained significant damage.

Harley was arrested for DUII-Alcohol and lodged into the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Jail. It is believed her impairment was compounded by Distracted Driving. Eating while driving creates enormous potential for crashes, deaths and injuries on U.S. roads. According to NTSHA, in 2017 alone, 3,166 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in the United States. An additional 10,874 Americans were killed in Drunk-Driving crashes.

Distracted driving is any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in your vehicle, fiddling with the stereo, entertainment or navigation system—anything that takes your attention away from the task of safe driving.

During the same evening, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office made a total of four arrests for DUII. There was two other arrests in the county for a total of six DUII arrests in Deschutes county.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office reminds our residents and visitors; Don’t Drink and Drive. There are several simple transportation solutions we should all remember to use as we enter the spring and summer seasons. There are plenty of reasons to celebrate while recreating in Deschutes County, but when the celebration leads to inebriation, it is time to find a ride home instead of climbing behind the wheel.

CONTACT FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:   Sgt. William Bailey, Public Information Officer, 541-388-6655 or SheriffPIO@deschutes.org  

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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Supplying Contraband Investigation Leads to Mulitple Arrests (Photo) - 04/03/19

Released by: Sergeant William Bailey - Public Information Officer

Release Date: April 3, 2019

ARRESTED:

Deborah L. Anderson (58 years old) of Portland:

  • Five counts DCS - Schedule III
  • Five counts Supplying Contraband
  • Six counts Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Supplying Contraband (ORS 161.450)
  • Six counts Criminal Conspiracy to Commit DCS Schedule III
  • One count PCS - Schedule III
  • One count Attempt to Commit DCS - Schedule III

Phillip M. Anderson (29 years old) of Portland:

  • Five total counts of Conspiracy to Commit Supplying Contraband
  • Five total counts of Conspiracy to Commit DCS - Schedule III
  • One total count of DCS Schedule III

Derek E. Chamberlain (32 years old) of Bend:

  • One count Conspiracy to Commit – Supplying Contraband
  • One count Conspiracy to Commit – DCS - Schedule III

Zachary L. Hahn (29 years old) of Bend:

  • One count Supplying Contraband
  • One count DCS – Schedule III
  • One count Conspiracy to Commit Supplying Contraband
  • Probation Violation

NARRATIVE:

In January 2019, detectives with the Deschutes county Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit received information and then began a criminal investigation into the illegal introduction of controlled substances into the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Adult Jail (DCSOAJ).

The subsequent investigation identified multiple items of mail that were being sent into DCSOAJ inmates. Many of these items of mail were found to contain suspected Suboxone, a Schedule III Controlled Substance. The Suboxone was being concealed inside specifically chosen packaging in an attempt to avoid detection.

Several of the items of mail were addressed to Phillip M. Anderson of Portland, who was lodged in the jail during this time.  Deborah L. Anderson of Portland was identified as the sender of these mail items.  Deborah is Phillip’s mother.  Multiple search warrants were subsequently executed, including one at Deborah’s residence in southwest Portland.  Evidence seized during the warrant included methamphetamine, heroin, other controlled substances, packaging materials, and scales; along with additional evidence linking her to the Deschutes County case.  Deborah was arrested by the Portland Police Bureau during the search warrant on arrest warrants and local charges, then lodged at the Multnomah County Jail.  She was later transferred to the DCSOAJ.

Phillip was contacted in the jail and lodged on the additional charges listed above in March 2019.

During this investigation, additional items of mail sent to Derek E. Chamberlain, of Bend, were identified, searched and found to contain suspected Suboxone.  Zachary L. Hahn of Bend was identified as the suspected sender of these mail items. Chamberlain and Hahn were both arrested on the above charges in March 2019.

The DCSOAJ actively works to prevent the possession or introduction of any illegal drugs into the facility. The DCSOAJ also cares for and manages many inmates who arrive at the jail intoxicated or in medical distress due to various chronic illnesses.

We know many Americans struggle with substance abuse disorders related to opioid drugs (heroin or prescription painkillers). The DCSOAJ has specific protocols in place to both safely monitor someone who is intoxicated and carefully manage their detoxification. Our goal is to release a person back to our community not under the influence of any intoxicant.

Suboxone is typically prescribed by a professional medical provider to assist with detoxing from opioids and is an opioid agonist (buprenorphine) with a blocker (naloxone).  It is known to be abused in place of other opioids, as well as a treatment for opioid abuse. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, “Like other opioids commonly abused, buprenorphine is capable of producing significant euphoria.  Data from other countries indicate that buprenorphine has been abused by various routes of administration (sublingual, intranasal and injection) and has gained popularity as a heroin substitute and as a primary drug of abuse.” Retrieved from https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_chem_info/buprenorphine.pdf

Additional information on Suboxone is available at: https://www.samhsa.gov/medication-assisted-treatment/treatment/buprenorphine)

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the U.S. Postal Service, Portland Police Bureau, and Drug Enforcement Administration for their assistance with this investigation.  This investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are expected.

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.  The DCSO Street Crimes Unit focuses enforcement on street level drug cases and quality of life issues connected to property crimes throughout Deschutes County. The Street Crimes Unit works in partnership with other law enforcement agencies throughout the area to detect and deter the flow of illegal drugs into our community.

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Mentor a Child with an Incarcerated Parent- Spring Training (4/13) (Photo) - 04/01/19

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, participating in sports, or simply hanging out and talking.

On Saturday, April 13, COPY will offer an orientation/training class. This six-hour class covers program policies, how to establish a mentor relationship, the impact incarceration has on families, and communication skills. 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.

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DUII Driver crashes through fence and into Redmond homeowner's pasture (Photo) - 03/28/19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Date: March 28, 2019

Released by: Lt. Mike Biondi

Redmond, Or - DUII Driver crashes through fence and into Redmond homeowner's pasture

Driver #1: Brayton, Sharon 55 years of age -  Redmond, Oregon

Vehicle #1: silver 2005 Honda CRV 

Charges: DUII (Prescription drugs) and Reckless Driving


NARRATIVE:

On March 28, 2019 at approximately 3:57 p.m., deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to an unknown injury motor vehicle crash on South Canal Blvd. just north of Helmholtz Ave.   

Upon arrival, deputies contacted the female driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, Sharon Brayton of Redmond.   Brayton had self-extricated from the vehicle. The investigation revealed Brayton was southbound  on South Canal Blvd. when her SUV left the shoulder of the roadway, went down an approximate four foot embankment and through a wooden post fence.  After landing in the pasture Brayton drove along the fence line, eventually crashing into it before the SUV came to a stop.  Deputies learned from witnesses Brayton's vehicle had been seen swerving and driving into the oncoming lane minutes before the crash. 

Brayton was evaluated at the scene and transported by Redmond Fire Medics to St. Charles Medical Center in Redmond with non-life threatening injuries. At the conclusion of the investigation, Brayton was cited for DUII and Reckless Driving.  Due to her injuries, Brayton was left in the care of medical staff for further evaluation. 

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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Contact Info: SheriffPIO@deschutes.org