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B-ROLL VIDEO: Jennifer Moore search/recovery mission in Dodson, OR landslide area (Thursday, Jan. 14) - 01/14/21

B-roll drone video (in 4k and 1080p) from today's multi-agency search for Jennifer Moore can be downloaded from this Dropbox address:

Search-and-rescue crews from multiple agencies returned to Dodson today (Thursday, Jan. 14) with specialized equipment to safely search a landslide debris field for Jennifer Camus Moore, 50, of Warrendale.

Moore was driving an SUV that was was swept away by a landslide early in the morning in Dodson on Wednesday, Jan. 13.

At 4:16 p.m. this afternoon (Jan. 14), the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office announced: "Searchers were able to determine where they believe Jennifer Moore’s car came to rest. The car is estimated to be buried under 15 feet of mud & debris. Considering all factors, the mission is now a recovery. ODOT will continue to remove debris in the coming days. We want to acknowledge all the efforts by those who helped in the search. Conditions were extremely challenging. One of our Resource Deputies will continue to assist the family during this difficult time."

Participating agencies in the search and recovery effort include the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Oregon State Police, Portland Fire, Lake Oswego Fire, Corbett Fire, Multnomah County Emergency Management, and ODOT.

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office is the lead agency in the search. Their initial press release on the search is here: . Refer questions on this search and recovery mission to MCSO Communications Director Chris Liedle.

Selected photos from today's mission can be found in CCSO's Twitter feed.


OP-ED FROM SHERIFF ROBERTS: Thank You, Clackamas County: Reflecting on Four Decades of Service - 12/31/20


Thank you, Clackamas County: Reflecting on Four Decades of Service

Craig Roberts served four terms as Clackamas County Sheriff, taking office on Jan. 4, 2005. He officially retired on Dec. 31, 2020.

VIDEO: Sheriff Roberts signing off (Dec. 31, 2020, 5:47 p.m.) (.mp4 format)

As this turbulent year draws to a close, so does my four-decade career in law enforcement, including 16 years as your Clackamas County Sheriff.

As I leave office, handing the reins to incoming Sheriff Angie Brandenburg — your 33rd sheriff since William Livingston Holmes first took up the post in 1845 — I want to take a moment to thank the community I've served. We've accomplished so much together.

I was born and raised in Clackamas County, graduating from a wonderful small rural high school, Molalla High. My parents' education careers taught me the value of teamwork, being a good listener and constantly striving to improve through ongoing training. After a ride-along with a Sheriff's Office deputy — encouraged by my Boy Scout leader, who happened to be a Portland Police detective — I joined the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office as a reserve deputy in 1979. After I earned my college degree, I signed on as a Patrol deputy here in 1983.

I've never served at another agency, and I've never looked back. My career has been exciting, challenging, fulfilling, and, yes, occasionally heartbreaking. I've enjoyed incredible opportunities to work in Patrol, on SWAT, and as a detective — undercover as a drug investigator and also face-to-face with the worst of humanity as I investigated homicides, child abuse, and family violence. These troubling cases, combined with my time working with the CARES NW child-abuse assessment center, made a huge impression on me that would inform my later work as Sheriff.

So much has changed over those four decades. Even as late as January 2005, when I was first sworn in as Sheriff, our office was scattered across the county in a series of small buildings. Our office was approaching its 160th birthday then, and we found ourselves presented with an incredible opportunity to improve as we embarked on a new century.

There were opportunities to consolidate the office, to create new trainings, and to form special units to improve our service delivery — improving the efficiency of our operation and bringing us all closer together in our shared mission to help others.

Today, 16 years later, I look back with pride on a Sheriff's Office that we've transformed together. I can't fit all our accomplishments here, but I can certainly name a few highlights.

Together, we consolidated much of the Sheriff's Office in a single building on Sunnybrook Boulevard. My goal for the office was that we live within our means, and we made this move without asking voters for bond money for a new building — we were fortunate to locate a long-vacated county building the county couldn't sell. We acquired what would become our Brooks Building, and I'm proud to report that bringing our employees under one roof has made us more efficient in our operations and communications.

Together, in 2006, we also passed (and renewed, in 2011 and 2016) a levy that re-opened jail beds long closed due to budget cuts, resulting in an immediate improvement in our day-to-day operations. Again, I'm proud to report we lived within our means, never asking for an increase in levy funds during its two renewals.

Together, we made a priority of fighting abuse in all its forms. This became something of a personal crusade after the horrifying abuse I'd investigated as a detective.

Today, the Sheriff's Office can draw on the resources of a Child Abuse Team, a Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team, and an Adult Sex Crimes Unit. We also helped launch the Children's Center of Clackamas County child-abuse assessment center and Oregon's first Family Justice Center, A Safe Place, bringing multiple services together to simplify experiences for survivors. We founded a multi-agency task force in INTERCEPT to catch online predators who target children — as well as founding a world-class conference for professionals in our Child Abuse & Family Violence Summit.

That's not even counting our annual National Family Violence Apprehension Detail — a coordinated warrant sweep by law enforcement agencies across the country that has resulted in the arrests of tens of thousands of suspects with family-violence-related warrants across the country.

Today, working together, we've brought abusers to justice and given survivors the tools they need to move on with their lives.

Together, we've also launched initiatives to help the Sheriff 's Office better meet the needs of individuals with mental illness. This includes our regular Crisis Intervention Team training, which prepares deputies for encounters with individuals in a mental-health crisis. It also includes our work with Clackamas County's Health, Housing and Human Services to create a Behavioral Health Unit (BHU). BHU's mental-health clinicians work alongside deputies and follow up with individuals who've had contact with law enforcement. Our goal is to get immediate mental-health services to those who need it in the field. It's made an enormous difference in the health of those who struggle with mental-health issues, while also increasing the safety of our community.

Together, during a raging opioid crisis, we've increased the Sheriff's Office focus on addiction treatment and recovery services.

Our sheriff's office is one of the few in the nation with an 84-bed drug and alcohol treatment program; our Clackamas Substance Abuse Program (CSAP) is up to 18 months long, followed by clean-and-sober living, with job placement and mentors from Bridges to Change that help clients on their journey to sobriety. We're also the only sheriff's office in the state with a Transition Center — our award-winning facility that works with individuals released from jail who may be homeless or have addiction or mental-health needs. Our focus is helping these clients re-enter society with connection to appropriate services.

The goal of these group efforts is simple: getting participants back on track rather than sending them back to jail. This keeps our jail beds open for the worst offenders, which, again, keeps our community safer.

Together, we acquired two homes— one for women and one for men — to house those struggling with mental illness. Each home has a house manager who helps ensure clients take their medication, abide by house rules, and move toward permanent housing.

You may also notice you don't see much graffiti in our county. That's in part because our Community Corrections clients give back by cleaning up graffiti daily. I take pride in how clean our county has remained.

Together, we've also navigated crises that made headlines. A few immediately come to mind.

During my years here, I've seen the tragic line-of-duty losses of Deputy Jimmy Shoop in 1981, Deputy Bill Bowman in 2000, Lake Oswego PD Chief Daniel Duncan in 2010, and Oregon City PD Officer Robert Libke in 2013. These fallen officers and deputies and others are memorialized at the Law Enforcement Memorial Plaza that opened at our Brooks Building headquarters in 2018. I worked here when Sgt. Damon Coates was shot during a domestic call in 2003 by a 15-year-old. I've watched Damon defy overwhelming odds just to survive and continue on his long road of recovery, supported by his incredible wife Tami. Today, Damon's name graces our boathouse, and he's a welcome presence at Sheriff's Office events.

There was also the horrible afternoon of Dec. 11, 2012, when local agencies responded en masse to the active-shooter incident at Clackamas Town Center.

I also think of the many high-profile search-and-rescue operations we've coordinated with our volunteer partners, in locations ranging from the city to the wilderness to the top of Mt. Hood.

And, of course, together we've faced the challenges of 2020.

We've been forced to work around the logistical challenges of a pandemic, and, in September, the unprecedented wildfires that swept through our county. I'm so proud of our employees for the many ways they stepped up during the three-week wildfire crisis. Their work on the mass evacuations in and around Estacada and on the enhanced patrols of evacuated areas was nothing short of extraordinary. This year has repeatedly served as a testament to our ability to step up and come together from every area of our office to make a difference.

There's so much more.

Together, we formed the award-winning Clackamas County Inter-agency Task Force to reduce illegal drugs and related crimes, including child endangerment.

Together, we've conducted detailed policy reviews (and policy rewrites) to earn accreditations for the Sheriff's Office and our Jail.

Together, we've enhanced our Professional Standards Unit to ensure employee accountability.

Together, using grant dollars, at no additional cost to voters, we've added a medical wing to our jail to meet the needs of our mentally ill inmate population, which comprises an increasing percentage of our overall jail population.

Together, we've lobbied for new benefits for employees who serve in the National Guard or Reserves.

Together, we developed a quality assurance program that ensures checks and balances in our service delivery.

Together, we've made significant inroads in Peer Support and other wellness initiatives for our employees.

Together, we've contributed to the statewide efforts on Oregon Task Force on School Safety and the SafeOregon tip line — efforts that have quite literally saved the lives of students in crisis.

None of this existed when I started here over 40 years ago. I leave the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office filled with pride — not for myself, but for an office that is demonstrably stronger and more comprehensive in its services than it's ever been, an office that is truly, continually improving.

I'm also filled with gratitude. I'm thankful to the sworn and non-sworn members of the Sheriff's Office who work tirelessly to keep you safe, and I'm thankful to the public for its support of the Sheriff's Office in innumerable ways — with your votes, but also with your repeated expressions of support for law enforcement in your community.

My motto during my tenure was "Working Together to Make a Difference." Re-reading the above, I can see that it was far more than a motto. It was an action plan, one that truly changed the fabric of our agency and of Clackamas County.

Sheriff Brandenburg is taking command of an incredible operation. I know the Sheriff’s Office will only further its tradition of excellence under her leadership.

— Craig Roberts, Clackamas County Sheriff (retired)

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Sheriff's Office investigating Dec. 31 shooting with multiple injuries at party; suspect at large; tips sought - 12/31/20

Please reference CCSO Case # 20-027728

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a shooting incident with multiple victims at a vacation-rental property shortly after midnight on Dec. 31. One victim was transported to the hospital with a chest wound, and three others had left the scene to seek treatment at area hospitals. Authorities are seeking tips.

At 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, deputies were dispatched to a report of a shooting with injuries at 9221 SE Idleman Rd., a vacation-rental property in unincorporated Clackamas County.

Deputies were able to get the 20-30 partygoers out of the house. Upon entry, they found one victim with a gunshot wound to his chest who was being attended to by partygoers.

The deputies quickly stepped in and began life-saving measures. Deputies assessed the victim and applied a chest seal to his wound. Deputies declared the scene safe so medical personnel could enter and transport the patient.

The male with the gunshot wound was transported by ambulance to an area hospital by American Medical Response. He is expected to survive.

Deputies then received information that additional shooting victims had already left the scene to seek medical treatment on their own. Deputies and Portland Police Bureau officers were able to make contact with three additional shooting victims at area hospitals.

In total, three males and one female between the ages of 17 and 20 had been shot. All are expected to survive their injuries.

Sheriff's Office detectives and Crime Scene Investigators (CSI) and Criminal Reconstruction and Forensic Technicians (CRAFT) responded to the shooting scene to gather evidence and process the crime scene. They received assistance from the Milwaukie Police Department, Portland Police Bureau and Lake Oswego Police Department. The Clackamas County Roads Department assisted with the closure of SE Idleman Road between SE 91st Ave to SE 94th Avenue as the crime scene was processed.

Photos from the investigation scene are attached.

TIPS SOUGHT: Detectives are seeking tips from the public that can aid in the ongoing investigation and arrest of the suspect, who remains at large. Anyone with information on this shooting, the suspect or the suspect's whereabouts is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online form at . Please reference CCSO Case # 20-027728.


Sheriff's Office seeks tips following confrontation involving two vehicles, gunfire in Oak Grove; subjects at large - 12/22/20

Please reference CCSO Case # 20-027076


The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is asking for tips following an early-morning confrontation and shooting involving two vehicles in Oak Grove. One vehicle and a firearm were recovered; the involved subjects are still at large.

Just after 4 a.m. On Tuesday, Dec. 22, Sheriff's Office deputies responded to several 911 calls reporting gunfire in the area of SE Oatfield Road and SE Concord Road in Oak Grove.

Residents in the area reported hearing gunfire, the sound of two vehicles, what sounded like a crash, and a lot of yelling.

When deputies arrived, one of the two involved vehicles had already left the area; deputies could not locate it. The vehicle that fled the scene was described as a dark-colored or black truck with a canopy, or possibly an SUV.

However, deputies found the second involved vehicle -- a black Jeep Compass  -- on SE Concord Road, just east of the intersection.

The black Jeep had suffered substantial damage to its front right wheel from striking a curb. Deputies also discovered bullet casings in the intersection and near the Jeep, and a gun was found inside the Jeep.

Sheriff's Office K9 Valli searched the area for evidence and for any involved parties hiding in the area. No victims or subjects were located.

Deputies blocked off the intersection to preserve evidence and protect emergency workers as they responded to the scene. Sheriff's Office detectives and a Crime Scene Technician (CSI) responded to document the scene, collect evidence and interview witnesses.

The investigation revealed a house and an uninvolved vehicle had both been struck by gunfire.

The intersection was re-opened at about 6:30 a.m. this morning (Tuesday, Dec. 22).

TIPS SOUGHT: Sheriff's Office detectives are asking for the public's help to identify one of the vehicles and all subjects involved in this violent exchange -- including those associated with the recovered Jeep and firearm.

Anyone with information on the dark-colored truck or SUV that fled the scene and any involved subjects is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at . Please reference CCSO Case # 20-027076.

Photos from the investigation scene are attached. B-roll video is here.