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Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue is Seeking Additional Volunteers - 11/19/21

Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue is Seeking Additional Volunteers

Date: 11/19/21

By: Lt. Mike Biondi, Search and Rescue Coordinator

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications from members of our community who are interested in becoming a Search and Rescue Volunteer. Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue (DCSO SAR) continues to be one of the busiest search and rescue units in the state of Oregon. In 2020, DCSO SAR completed 230 missions, which included rescues, medical related missions, training missions, public events and assists to other counties. Our volunteers are highly skilled and range from general searchers to those capable of highly technical missions such as Mountain/Rope Rescue, Swift Water Rescue, Diving operations and more.

Selected applicants, who must be at least 21 years of age, are required to complete the DCSO SAR academy, which consists of 120 hours of training. The 2022 academy will begin on March 28th with volunteers graduating on May 12th. Generally, training occurs on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6pm-9:30pm, which consists of classroom exercises. Some additional hands-on practical exercises will also occur on Saturday or Sunday. Included in the academy, is a “pack test”, which consists of a five mile hike (2 ½ miles uphill and 2 ½ miles downhill) carrying a 25 lb. back pack. The time limit for this test is 100 minutes.

Academy attendees will receive instruction in several areas including, but not limited to: navigation, tracking, wilderness survival, search tactics, first aid/CPR and how DCSO SAR operates. Each academy attendee will be assigned a mentor to assist with the successful completion of the academy.

Applications can be found online at www.sheriff.deschutes.org/divisions/special-services/search-and-rescue/ or https://smex-ctp.trendmicro.com:443/wis/clicktime/v1/query?url=www.deschutessearchandrescue.org%2fvolunteer%2dfor%2dsar%2f&umid=6e8f2297-e788-4d53-9451-a601a02c341a&auth=75613ac83aa4324cd1a9473ac3e5dd9ae52b275b-06b2e1a5777f89c19330630aa67c298796bc919e

The deadline to submit applications is January 7th, 2022 at 5 PM. Applications can be emailed to Lori.Fowlds@deschutes.org or mailed to 63333 Hwy 20 west, Bend, Oregon 97703.

Once applications are reviewed, applicants that meet minimum qualifications will be contacted and will attend an informational session. Applicants will be also required to attend an oral board interview. A background investigation will be completed for all applicants who are selected after the oral board interview. SAR applicants must have the ability to fit in with our current volunteers, display a good attitude and the ability to function as a team player. There is a $100 entry fee for those selected, which covers initial Search and Rescue Volunteer clothing issued upon graduation from the academy.

Additional questions can be answered by telephoning Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Special Services at 541-388-6501.

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 five K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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Arrest of wanted subject results in multiple weapons seized. (Photo) - 11/18/21

Released by: Detective Sergeant Doug Sullivan

Release Date: November 18, 2021

 

Location: 300 block of F Ave. Terrebonne, OR

Arrested: Jimmy Herrera, 38 year old male, Terrebonne OR 

Charges: 

Warrant (parole violation)

Warrant (elude, reckless driving, reckless endangering from Deschutes County)

Felon in possession of a firearm X 3

Felon in possession of a restricted weapon X 3

Possession of Methamphetamine. 

 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit learned information on the location of Jimmy Herrera who had two outstanding warrants for his arrest.

On November 17, 2021, Street Crimes Detectives with the assistance of the Deschutes County SWAT team and the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team (CODE), conducted a search warrant at the Terrebonne residence where Herrera was living. Herrera was contacted and taken into custody without incident.  During the search warrant service at the residence, three firearms, multiple sets of brass knuckles, two switch blade knifes, and a user amount of methamphetamine were located. Herrera was transported to the Deschutes County Adult Jail where he was lodged on the above listed charges. 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office street crimes unit focuses enforcement on street level drug cases and quality of life issues connected to property crimes throughout Deschutes County. 

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 five K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

 

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Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue assist injured hiker near Eagle Crest (Photo) - 11/15/21

Released by: Deputy Shane Zook, Assistant Search and Rescue Coordinator 

Release Date: November 15th, 2021

Location: Eagle Crest  

Person Assisted: 79 year old female, Redmond, Or.

Narrative: 

On 11/14/21 at about 1:41 PM, Deschutes County Dispatch received a call from an injured hiker along the Deschutes River near Eagle Crest.  The hiker, a 79 year old female from Redmond had fallen and injured herself.  The injured hiker was unable to walk and needed assistance.  Deschutes County Sheriff's Office deputies, along with members of the Redmond Fire Department responded to the scene.  It was determined that the hiker was going to need carried out on a wheeled litter.  

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue volunteers were paged out to assist.  Twelve volunteers responded to the scene.  Redmond Fire provided patient care until Search and Rescue volunteers arrived.  The hiker was then loaded into a wheeled litter and carried a few hundred yards to an awaiting Redmond Fire side by side ATV, which carried the hiker back to an awaiting ambulance.  

The hiker was transported to the St. Charles Medical Center in Bend for further medical treatment.  

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 five K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.  

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Vehicle Struck by Train (Photo) - 11/09/21

Released by: Sgt. Ron Brown

Release Date: 11/9/21

 

Driver #1: Mark Miltimore, 32 year old male, from Bend, Oregon

Vehicle #1: White 2015 Kia Soul

Charges: Reckless Driving, Driving While Suspended, and Driving Uninsured

 

On 11/8/21 at 1:10 p.m., Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash involving a passenger car and a BNSF Train in Juniper Acres area near milepost 132 of Highway 97. The railroad crossing is about a ¼ mile east of Highway 97. 

An investigation determined that Miltimore was driving his vehicle with a suspended driver’s license and with no insurance. Miltimore was attempting to cross the railroad tracks on an unimproved road. The crossing is controlled by stop signs and railroad crossing signs. Miltimore stated that he was not paying attention and did not see the train as he attempted to cross the tracks. 

The train was traveling northbound at about 45 MPH at the time of the collision. The train struck the front portion of Miltimore’s vehicle, causing serious damage to the vehicle. There were no injuries from the crash. 

Miltimore was arrested by citation for Reckless Driving. Miltimore was also cited for driving while suspended and driving uninsured. Miltimore was released at the scene. 

An Officer with the BNSF Railroad Police assisted the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office with this incident. 

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 five K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

Attached Media Files: DCSO_Badge_1.jpg
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Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Volunteers assist injured motorcyclist on Edison-Lava Trail (Photo) - 11/05/21

Released by: Deputy Kyle Joye, Assistant Search and Rescue Coordinator 

Release Date: November 5th, 2021

Location: Edison - Lava Trail near Kwohl Butte 

Person Assisted: 61 year old Male, Vashon, WA 

Narrative: 

On November 5th, 2021, at 1:43 p.m., 911 Dispatch received a call regarding a motorcycle crash on Edison - Lava Trail, approximately 1.5 miles south of Kwohl Butte near Edison Sno-Park.   

The injured motorcyclist sustained non-life threatening injuries that prevented him from making his way back to the road without assistance from the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue team. Eleven Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Volunteers and two Deputies responded to assist. 

The DCSO SAR Volunteers and Deputies were able to drive within ¾ mile of the patient and then hiked the rest of the way reaching his location at approximately 3:45 p.m.  A medical assessment was done by SAR Volunteers and it was determined the injured motorcyclist would be transported via a wheeled litter to meet a Sunriver Fire and Rescue ambulance at the a nearby forest service road junction. 

The injured motorcyclist was transported to St. Charles-Bend by ambulance 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 five K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.  

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Arrest of Subject After Attempt to Elude, Handgun and Drugs Seized (Photo) - 11/02/21

Released by: Detective Chris Erhardt

Release Date: 11/03/21

 

Location: NW Lower Bridge Way Mile Post 5, Terrebonne, OR 

Arrested: Adam Damien Chandler (39 Year old male) Bend, OR

Vehicle: 2004 Chrysler Crossfire 

Charges:

  • Warrant (Probation Violation) Crook County
  • Warrant (Theft II) Deschutes County
  • Unlawful Possession of Heroin-Felony
  • Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine-Misdemeanor
  • Felon in Possession of a Firearm
  • Attempt to Elude-Felony
  • Reckless Driving
  • Driving While Suspended/Revoked

 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit conducted a short term investigation of Adam Damien Chandler for the distribution of controlled substances within Deschutes County. On October 28, 2021, Street Crimes Detectives learned Chandler was returning to Deschutes County with controlled substances in his possession. 

Detectives observed Chandler’s white Chrysler Crossfire traveling southbound on U.S. Highway 97 near Ogden Scenic Wayside in Terrebonne. Deputies attempted a traffic stop after observing Chandler’s vehicle. Chandler refused to stop and a short pursuit took place.  The pursuit was quickly discontinued due to safety concerns for the public. Hours after the initial pursuit, Deputies located Chandler’s vehicle unoccupied near a trailhead off of Quail Road.   

Just after 7:00 AM, Deputies located Chandler in another vehicle near Mile Post 5 on Lower Bridge Rd. He was arrested without incident. Chandler was in possession of commercial quantity amounts of Heroin, user amounts of Methamphetamine and Cocaine, and over $1000 in U.S. Currency. A subsequent search of Chandler’s vehicle revealed packaging materials, digital scale, and a loaded handgun. 

Chandler was initially lodged at the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Jail on the arrest warrants Chandler was later charged with the above mentioned crimes. 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit focuses enforcement on street level drug cases and quality of life issues connected to property crimes throughout Deschutes County.

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 five K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

 

 

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