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Sheriff's Office busts suspect in Oct. 25 Sunrise Market robbery (Photo) - 10/27/20

Please reference CCSO Case # 20-023003

At 9:20 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, Clackamas County Sheriff Office deputies responded to a reported armed robbery at the Sunrise Market, located at 17186 SE McLoughlin Blvd. in Milwaukie.

Deputies arrived at the convenience store within minutes -- but the suspect, who was reportedly armed with a pistol, had already fled the scene in a white four-door sedan.

Deputies interviewed witnesses at the store. They learned the suspect had entered the store and asked the clerk for a few items. After the clerk got the items, the suspect produced a pistol and demanded money. However, other customers walked in the store at that time -- so the suspect ended up grabbing the items the clerk had originally retrieved for him and ran out of the store without any money.

Deputies reviewed store video surveillance, and a Sheriff's Office CSI technician responded to process the scene for additional evidence.

Patrol deputies continued to work the case throughout the night -- and learned where the suspect was likely staying.

On Monday Oct. 26, Sheriff's office detectives picked up where the deputies left off.

Detectives contacted Vincent Lee Joseph Melton, 27, of Canby, at the Budget Inn, located at 19240 SE McLoughlin Blvd. in Gladstone.

Mr. Melton was placed under arrest for a misdemeanor warrant (Driving While Suspended out of the City of Canby). Melton was then transported to and lodged at the Clackamas County Jail, where he was additionally booked on charges of Robbery I and Theft III.

Detectives obtained a search warrant for Melton’s hotel room and seized evidence of the robbery.

A booking photo is attached. Bail was set at $261,500. Complete booking info is here: https://web3.clackamas.us/roster/#inmates

ADDITIONAL TIPS SOUGHT: Detectives continue to investigate this crime. Anyone with information on Vincent Melton and his activities on or around Sunday, Oct. 25 is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at https://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/tip . Please reference CCSO Case # 20-023003.

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Decades-old skull identified as belonging to young woman who died in 1970s; detectives seek tips (Photo) - 10/22/20

Please reference CCSO Case # 86-025724

In 1986, two U.S. Forest Service workers found a partial human skull near Government Camp, Oregon.

Earlier this year, genetic and genealogical investigators finally identified the skull as belonging to 19-year-old Wanda Ann Herr. Today, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help as it resurrects a decades-old cold case -- and investigates Wanda's mysterious disappearance and death in the late 1970s.


A mysterious skull

The case began on Aug. 2, 1986. Two Forest Service workers discovered a partial skull, several bone fragments, and a single human tooth on Still Creek Road 2612 and Road 145, near Government Camp off Highway 26.

Eleven days later, an Oregon State Police forensic examiner determined the skull likely belonged to a twentysomething woman or small man. He also estimated the skull had been in the woods approximately 10 years -- putting the subject's death on or around 1976.

In 2005, the remains were re-inventoried and re-curated at the Clackamas County Medical Examiner's Office. But the case otherwise lay dormant until 2008, nearly 22 years after the initial find, when Dr. Nici Vance -- the State Forensic Anthropologist with the Oregon State Police -- re-examined the skull. This, combined with DNA analysis of the skull at the University of North Texas, allowed for a refined victim description: The skull belonged to a female in her late teens to early 20s.

That same year, 2008, Sheriff's Office Forensic Imaging Specialist Joyce Nagy completed a facial reconstruction from the skull, in clay. The task was complicated by the partial remains: The lower half of the skull was missing. The reconstruction nevertheless generated a number of tips, but no solid leads.

The DNA profile of the skull was then uploaded into the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) and the case was entered into the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs). But the trail remained cold.

Until last year.


A genetic breakthrough

In January 2019, the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office received National Institute of Justice (NIJ) grant funds to perform forensic genetic genealogy and DNA phenotyping on 100 unidentified human skeletal remains cases. This combination of intensive genetic analysis and in-depth genealogical legwork was made famous as the process used to track down the Golden State Killer in 2018.

DNA phenotyping predicts the physical appearance and ancestry of an unknown person from their DNA; genetic genealogy can help identify an unknown person by searching for relatives in public databases and building family trees.

The Government Camp skull was among those sent out for the grant-funded investigation. It was also the first to produce a major finding.

First, the University of North Texas flagged the skull as having an existing DNA extract with extensive genetic information. Then, in December 2019, Parabon Nanolabs received the DNA extract and subjected it to in-depth genetic genealogy and DNA phenotyping.

The intensive genetic analysis revealed far more detail about the subject: The skull belonged to a female of Northern European descent with fair skin, hazel/brown eyes, brown hair, and some freckles.

This new info, combined with extensive genealogical research, soon revealed a likely name for the young woman: Wanda Ann Herr, born in 1957.

Detectives obtained Wanda's birth certificate and contacted her surviving sisters. Further DNA testing with the cooperation of the sisters confirmed it: The partial skull was that of Wanda Herr.


Detectives seek info on Wanda from mid-1970s

Based on interviews with the sisters, Wanda is believed to have disappeared sometime after June 1976, when she was 19 years old. At the time she may have been living in a group home in the Gresham area.

Info about Wanda is scarce. She was raised in a different household than her sisters. Though detectives believe she was a chronic runaway based on interviews, there are no records of Wanda as a runaway or missing person. She had no DMV record, no bank account, and there are no police reports that mention her. Attached is a photo of Wanda taken when she was just 12 years old -- seven years before her disappearance.

Detectives are working to discover more of her story -- and learn what led to her disappearance and death. If you knew or met Wanda in the 1970s, detectives want to hear from you.

Anyone who knew Wanda Ann Herr, her associates or her whereabouts in the 1970s  is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office Tip Line — by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at https://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/tip . Please reference CCSO Case # 86-025724.

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY: Dr. Vance and Sheriff's Office detectives are available to speak about the case. Contact PIO Sgt. Mendoza for details.

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Deputies, detectives bust California man, 53, who admitted to sex contact with local teen, possessed child porn; additional victims sought (Photo) - 10/16/20

Please reference CCSO Case # 20-022080

Dash-cam video of deputy contact/arrest:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/9507ylovhqvmr89/20201013_Arrest%20Video_Case%20No.%2020-022080.mp4?dl=0

At 3:30 p.m. on October 13, 2020, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to investigate a suspicious circumstance near SE Thiessen Road and SE Webster Road in Oak Grove.

The reporting party was a teenage girl who'd called 911, concerned that her friend might be in distress.

The reporting party's friend, a 17 year-old-girl, had arrived at a residence in unincorporated Clackamas County in a white truck driven by a 53-year-old man.

The concerned caller's father went out to speak with the man driving the truck. The man claimed (falsely, as it turned out) to be the teen passenger's grandfather.

The 17-year-old girl got out of the white truck and the truck left the scene before deputies arrived to investigate.

Deputies soon spotted the white truck in the area and conducted a traffic stop. Dash-cam video from the stop is here.

The driver was identified as Glenn Riley Burke, 53, of California.

Deputies quickly determined that Burke was a registered sex offender and not the teen passenger's grandfather.

Further investigation revealed Glenn Burke had travelled from California to visit the 17-year-old several times after meeting her on a website called "Sugar Daddy Meet" in May. Burke and the teen then continued to communicate via SnapChat.

Burke admitted to having sexual contact with the teen victim. There was evidence of this on his phone -- as well as additional images of child pornography.

Deputies contacted detectives about the case. They then placed Burke under arrest and transported him to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office to speak to detectives.

After the detective interview, Burke was transported to the Clackamas County Jail, where he was booked on charges including:

  • ORS.163.670 - USE CHILD IN SEX DISPLAY
  • ORS.163.413 - PURCHASING SEX WITH A MINOR (2 counts)
  • ORS.167.007 - PROSTITUTION (2 counts)
  • ORS.163.425 - SEXUAL ABUSE II (2 counts)
  • ORS.163.415 - SEXUAL ABUSE III (7 counts)
  • ORS.163A.040-1 - FAIL TO REPORT AS SEX OFFENDER

His bail was set at $500,000. A booking photo is attached. His complete booking info is here: https://web3.clackamas.us/roster/#inmates

Burke's truck was seized as evidence, and detectives from the Clackamas County Adult Sex Crimes Unit are investigating this case.

ADDITIONAL VICTIMS SOUGHT: Based on Burke's statements and evidence located to date, detectives now believe there are additional victims associated with Burke. Anyone with information regarding Burke or his potential victims is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at https://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/tip . Please reference CCSO Case # 20-022080.

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Happy Valley PD releases suspect sketch in Oct. 1 road-rage attack, hit and run; tips sought (Photo) - 10/16/20

Please reference CCSO Case # 20-021203

The Happy Valley Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect who allegedly punched another driver during a hit and run. A suspect sketch is attached.

At about 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, deputies responded to a report of a “road-rage” incident that occurred near the intersection of SE 129th Ave and SE Mountain Gate Road in Happy Valley.

When deputies arrived, they spoke with the victim, Randolph David, 20, of Happy Valley. 

Mr. David reported that he had turned north on SE 122nd Avenue from Sunnyside Road and noticed he was being tailgated by the suspect vehicle -- a white SUV with a black roof rack and a license plate starting with the number 5.

Mr. David stated he was travelling about five mph under the speed limit when the suspect vehicle made intentional contact with the back of his car, and pushed Mr. David’s vehicle forward.

Mr. David pulled over and to the side of the road and stopped. 

The male suspect then exited his white SUV, approached Mr. David’s window, and punched Mr. David at least 10 times while Mr. David was still seated in his car. 

The suspect returned to white SUV and fled the scene, heading northbound on SE 122nd.

David and a witness in his car were able to provide a description of the suspect: 

  • 30- to 35-year-old white male
  • Slim build
  • Approximately 6 feet tall
  • Dirty blonde hair  
  • Driving a white SUV with a black roof rack and a license plate starting with the number 5

The witness recently met with a Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office forensic artist. The resulting sketch of the suspect is attached.

Anyone who can help ID the suspect is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at https://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/tip . Please reference CCSO Case # 20-021203.

Three Clackamas County cities -- Happy Valley, Estacada and Wilsonville -- contract with the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office to provide municipal police services.

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Sheriff's Office set to participate in 'National Drug Take-Back Day' on Saturday, Oct. 24 - 10/15/20

Want to safely dispose of unwanted, unused prescription drugs?

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office will hold a no-questions-asked "Prescription Drug Take-Back" on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Public Safety Training Center parking lot (12700 SE 82nd Ave., Clackamas, OR 97015). [ map ]

Sheriff's Office deputies will be on hand to accept unwanted medications at your driver's-side door.

Prescription medications are among the most commonly abused drugs, so it is important to dispose of them safely after they are no longer needed by the patient. Flushing pharmaceuticals down the toilet can be dangerous both for the community and local wildlife, so take-back programs like this are the best option for disposing of unused prescription drugs.

The event is held in coordination with the Drug Enforcement Administration's National Drug Take-Back Day.

For more information, contact the Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention Unit at 503-785-5077 or by amcc@clackamas.us">email.

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Sheriff's Office intercepts suspect fleeing Warm Springs PD over Mt. Hood; B-roll video available (Photo) - 10/07/20

Photos and B-roll video from pursuit:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/55yfbrwaut120nf/AABAUmvDjcCd_fh_fUDnZDEra?dl=0

Please reference CCSO Case # 20-021439

Just before 3 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to assist Warm Springs Police in pursuit of a truck fleeing on Highway 26.

Warm Springs PD had probable cause to arrest the driver -- Michael Brady Ford, 43, of Gresham -- on charges of Attempt to Elude and Reckless Driving. The Oregon State Police and Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office had additional probable cause to arrest Ford on Assault III and Hit and Run charges out of Deschutes County.

Warm Springs PD officers stopped pursuing Ford's truck after they reached the Government Camp area. They reported that the suspect's Ford F-150 was last seen headed west on Highway 26 at a high rate of speed.

Clackamas County Sheriff’s deputies prepared to intercept Ford, responding to Highway 26 east of Rhododendron. They stopped eastbound traffic for the public’s safety and prepared to deploy Stop Sticks if they spotted Ford's vehicle.

Within a few minutes, the suspect was spotted, still traveling westbound on Highway 26.

Deputies successfully used Stop Sticks on the vehicle. Stop Sticks are designed to create a controlled deflation of a vehicle's tires.

Deputies then pulled behind the suspect and activated emergency lights. Mr. Ford refused to stop -- instead turning onto Road 26, a narrow gravel road that loops back to Highway 26. Ford then returned to Highway 26 and once again headed westbound.

Deputies then used a Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT) maneuver, which causes the vehicle to spin. By this time, the truck tires on the driver’s side were falling apart and the truck was driving on two metal wheels.

Once the truck came to a stop, deputies -- joined by CCSO K9 Coda -- ordered Mr. Ford out of the vehicle. The suspect eventually complied, and was taken into custody without further incident.

Highway 26 was closed in both directions on the east end of Rhododendron for about 20 minutes. Oregon Department of Transportation workers were present for a large road project nearby. They helped deputies by stopping traffic in the area and then rearranging their cone patterns to allow traffic to pass once the scene was safe.

Michael Brady Ford was transported to the Clackamas County Jail and booked for Attempt to Elude, Reckless Driving, and Criminal Mischief II.

Michael Brady Ford admitted to fleeing from several law enforcement agencies between Bend and Rhododendron. The Oregon State Police, Warm Springs Police and Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office were notified of the capture.

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UPDATE: Sheriff's Office makes arrest in fatal Sept. 19 hit and run (Photo) - 10/07/20

UPDATE (Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020) -- ARREST MADE IN FATAL SEPT. 19 HIT AND RUN

Please reference CCSO Case #20-020162

Detectives assigned to the fatal Sept. 19 hit and run followed up on information regarding a possible suspect: Kevin Charles Derrick, 30, of Milwaukie.

On Thursday, Sept. 24, members of the Clackamas County Inter-agency Task Force (CCITF) responded to the Rodeway Inn at the Airport, located at 9723 NE Sandy Blvd. in Portland. Task Force members found Derrick's suspect vehicle -- a 2003 Cadillac Escalade -- parked at that location. CCITF members notified detectives. 

Task-force members contacted Derrick in the Rodeway Inn parking lot and took him into custody.

Derrick was transported to the Clackamas County Jail and booked on charges including Failing to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit and Run) and Criminal Negligent Homicide. A booking photo is attached.

The Escalade was seized as evidence and towed to the Sheriff's Office Property Room for evidence processing by Crime Scene Investigators.

This case has been submitted to the Clackamas County District Attorney's Office. The investigation is ongoing; anyone with information on Kevin Derrick's whereabouts and activities on or around Saturday, Sept. 19 is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office Tip Line— by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at https://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/tip. Please reference CCSO Case #20-020162.

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EARLIER (Sept. 22, 2020) -- Sheriff's Office seeks tips in fatal Sept. 19 hit and run; photos of suspect vehicle available

Please reference CCSO Case # 20-020162

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to ID the driver of a white SUV involved in a fatal Sept. 19 hit and run. Photos of the suspect SUV are attached.

At approximately 7:34 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a report of a pedestrian hit by a vehicle. The vehicle did not stop to check on the pedestrian, and was last seen driving westbound on SE King Road.

The suspect vehicle was described as a white SUV with damage to its front passenger side. 

The first deputy who arrived on scene located the victim: Robert Eugene Keys, 59, of Gladstone. Mr. Keys was not breathing and did not have a pulse. The deputy immediately began CPR until personnel from Clackamas Fire District #1 arrived to take over care.

Despite medical efforts, the victim did not survive.

Criminal Reconstruction and Forensic Technicians (CRAFT) responded to assist with the investigation.

The suspect vehicle is believed to be a 2000-06 white SUV with Oregon "Trail Blazer" plates. Investigators believe the vehicle might be a Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon, or Cadillac Escalade. It is believed to have damage to its front passenger side.

Photos of the suspect vehicle are attached.

Authorities are asking for the public's help to ID the driver of the white SUV. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Sheriff’s Office Tip Line — by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at https://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/tip . Please reference CCSO Case # 20-020162.

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Sheriff's Office once again joins #PinkPatchProject as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month push (Photo) - 10/05/20


Pink patches, social-media logos all part of Sheriff's Office effort to raise awareness throughout October; shoulder patches available for sale


The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office has once again joined law-enforcement agencies around the nation to participate in the "Pink Patch Project." It's one part of a larger Sheriff's Office push to spark discussions during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Over the next month, you may see Sheriff's Office deputies in the community wearing star patches with embroidered pink stitching to promote breast-cancer awareness. Non-uniformed employees will also be wearing pink pins emblazoned with ribbons and the Sheriff's logo. (See attached photos.)

Sheriff Craig Roberts is encouraging our deputies to wear them on their duty vests throughout the month of October.

The Sheriff's Office ordered the special #PinkPatchProject badges from The Emblem Authority, joining agencies nationwide participating in the campaign. Learn more about The Emblem Authority's campaign here.

A limited number of pink patches are available for purchase by the public. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. The shoulder patch can be purchased in a couple of different ways:

The Sheriff's Office is working to raise awareness in other ways, as well. In addition to CCSO employees wearing pink patches and awareness pins, the Sheriff's Office has converted its social-media icons to "awareness pink" variant editions for October.

Learn more about Breast Cancer Awareness Month -- and ways you can help -- at these links:

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Deputies make arrest following Milwaukie car-dealership arson (Photo) - 10/02/20

Please reference CCSO Case # 20-021056

Deputies arrested a man Wednesday after he allegedly set fire to several vehicles in a car-dealership parking lot.

At approximately 12:39 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30 deputies responded to a report of several vehicles on fire in the parking lot of Brooks Motor Co. (18777 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Milwaukie).

Deputies arrived to find multiple vehicles ablaze in the secured lot of the car dealership. Clackamas Fire District #1 and Gladstone Fire arrived to extinguish the blazes. The vehicles had been marked for sale, and most of them were parked next to each other in a line in the center of the car lot. Two additional vehicles were set on fire under a covered roof structure on the lot that was also damaged.

Evidence found at the scene indicated the fires had been deliberately set.

Deputies contacted the owner and a car-lot employee -- who told deputies a male customer in a wheelchair had threatened to burn down the car lot yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, Sept. 29), and at one point had allegedly thrown a skateboard at one of the owner's employees and threatened to slit an employee's throat.

Deputies looked into a call generated by the altercation on Tuesday afternoon and came up with a name for the male: Wesley Kloor, 26, of Portland.

As the investigation continued, deputies noticed a man in wheelchair watching from across the street.

It in fact turned out to be Wesley Kloor.

Deputies made contact. Mr. Kloor smelled strongly of accelerant.

A search of Mr. Kloor's person revealed items corresponding to items found at the arson scene, as well as a Halloween mask.

Wesley Samuel Kloor was arrested and booked into Clackamas County Jail on charges including Arson I, Arson II, and Criminal Mischief I. Bail was set at $40,000. A booking photo is attached. Complete booking info can be found at https://web3.clackamas.us/roster/#inmates .

ADDITIONAL TIPS SOUGHT: Anyone with additional information on the criminal activities of Wesley Kloor is urged to contact the Sheriff's Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at https://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/tip . Please reference CCSO Case # 20-021056.

Photos from the arson scene are attached.

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Deputies foil nighttime 'hemp heist'; four suspects stopped walking down Hwy. 211 carrying up to 80 lbs. of purloined high-CBD cannabis plants (Photo) - 10/01/20


Suspects (mistakenly) thought they were stealing recreational marijuana; now face Theft, Criminal Trespass charges


Please reference CCSO Case # 20-020969

B-roll video of Patrol contact with suspects:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/j5x769l8b646zsc/20200930_Hemp%20Heist%20Bust.mp4?dl=0

Deputies foiled a nighttime "hemp heist" in progress -- interrupting four mud-covered suspects walking down Highway 211 in Molalla carrying bags (and pocketfuls) of high-CBD cannabis plants stolen from a nearby grow operation.

(The suspects mistakenly thought they were stealing recreational marijuana. They now face Theft, Criminal Trespass charges.)

At 3:22 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies and Molalla PD officers responded to a report of multiple subjects walking on S. Hwy. 211 near S. Palmer Rd. outside of Molalla.

Authorities soon located four male subjects wearing dark clothing walking eastbound on Hwy. 211 in the eastbound lanes.  They were carrying large bags. A green leafy plant was protruding from the opening of at least one bag. Green leaves were poking out of the pockets of the subjects. Mud was caked on the subjects' feet and ankles. One subject was carrying a large bushel of plants in his arms in addition to his bagful.

Our deputy activated his lights. As seen in the dash-cam video, one subject threw his large duffel bag down an embankment.

Authorities made contact with the four subjects, and quickly determined they were all laden with large quantities of cannabis plants -- anywhere from 60 to 80 pounds total.

The subjects:

  • Sebastian Wade Roby, 19, of Oregon City. He was carrying the large blue duffel bag thrown down the embankment, but was also wearing a gray High Sierra backpack. Both were filled with cannabis plants. He also had two warrants out of Florence Municipal Court for Theft I and Criminal Trespass II.
  • Jason Patrick Troyer, 21, of Portland. He was carrying a knife in his pocket.
  • Tanner Leslie Giles, 20, of Portland. He was carrying a green military-style seabag full of plants as well as a further armful of plants.
  • and Donovan Allan Hall, 22, of Portland. His cannabis plants were sticking out of his jacket pocket, and he was wearing a black facemask.

An on-scene investigation quickly revealed that the four suspects had stolen the plants from a nearby legal grow operation off Hwy. 211. Suspects had heard about the farm from a friend, and two of them had had taken a bus from Portland to Molalla to steal the plants, thinking the plants were recreational marijuana. (Spoiler alert: They were not.)

The owner of the farm arrived and identified the plants as hemp, which only contains a minimal amount of THC; these plants are mostly used for therapeutic CBD oils, and would not have delivered the intoxicating effect hoped for by the suspects. The plants were nevertheless valued around $2,500, and were returned to the owner.

The suspects were transported to Clackamas County Jail and booked without incident. They face charges of Theft I and Criminal Trespass II. Booking photos and photos from the arrest scene are attached. B-roll video from dash-cam of the arrest is here.

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UPDATE -- CURFEW NOW LIFTED: Clackamas County establishes curfew during wildfire crisis - 09/30/20

UPDATE (Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020) -- CURFEW LIFTED

By order of the Clackamas County Commissioners, the curfew enacted on Sept. 10 is now lifted in all areas of Clackamas County.


EARLIER (Monday, Sept. 21, 2020) -- CURFEW NOW LIMITED TO LEVEL 3 EVAC ZONES

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office is making new adjustments to the curfew enacted on Thursday, Sept. 10. 

Effective immediately, the curfew will ONLY be in effect in the Level 3 ("Go") evacuation zones. 

These zones are indicated on the Clackamas County Wildfire Evacuation Zones web page. Level 3 is indicated by the red-colored zone.

Curfew hours remain the same, from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

The curfew is lifted in all other areas of the county NOT at Level 3.

Conditions around the County have seen improvement, and evacuation levels have been steadily reduced. However, firefighters, first responders, and clean-up crews are still actively working in the Level 3 areas. Our goal is to lift the curfew as quickly and safely as possible.

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office continues to have an increased patrol presence -- with extra deputies patrolling evacuation areas to enforce the curfew, protect property, and hold offenders accountable.


EARLIER (Sunday, Sept. 13) -- CHANGE IN CURFEW ZONES

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office is making adjustments to the curfew enacted on Thursday, Sept. 10. 

Effective immediately, the curfew will ONLY be in effect in the Level 2 ("Be set") and Level 3 ("Go") evacuation zones. 

These zones are indicated on the Clackamas County Wildfire Evacuation Zones web page.  Level 2 is indicated by the yellow-colored zone, and Level 3 is indicated by the red-colored zone.  Curfew hours in those zones remain the same, from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

The curfew is lifted in all other areas of the county NOT at Level 2 or Level 3.

Although the weather predictions are in our favor, the fire conditions can change rapidly.  The curfew will be based on the Clackamas County Wildfire Evacuation Zones map. Please check back to the linked map for the most current evacuation zones. Our goal is to lift the curfew as quickly and safely as possible.

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office continues to have an increased patrol presence, with extra deputies patrolling the evacuation areas to enforce the curfew, protect people’s property, and hold offenders accountable.


EARLIER (Sept. 10, 2020) -- Clackamas County establishes curfew during wildfire crisis; curfew effective immediately between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.

In response to the wildfire state of emergency, Clackamas County is enacting a curfew, effective immediately.

Today (Thursday, Sept. 10), in the interest of public safety, the Clackamas County Board of Commissioners has enacted a curfew in all areas of Clackamas County. 

This follows the BCC's Sept. 8 declaration of a state of emergency and this week's Level 3 evacuations covering much of Clackamas County.

The curfew covers all areas of Clackamas County. 

From 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. starting tonight (Sept. 10), no persons other than those working in life- and property-saving activities (or civilian employees at night-shift jobs) may be upon the streets or public places. The curfew does not apply to first responders and community members working to relocate during the wildfire evacuations.

In addition to enforcing the curfew, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office will step up deputy patrols in Level 3 areas of the county where an evacuation order is in place. 

In addition, residents are urged to report any suspicious activity to the Sheriff's Office by calling 911 (as appropriate) or the Sheriff's Non-Emergency Line at 503-655-8211. Tips on suspected criminal activity can also be submitted to the Sheriff's Office Tip Line at 503-723-4949 or https://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/tip .

“We know this is a stressful time for county residents, and we understand people’s concerns about possible increased criminal activity in evacuated areas” said Sheriff Craig Roberts

“We are stepping up our presence in response to the fires, and appreciate everyone's patience as we work together,” added Sheriff Roberts. “The curfew allows us to focus our patrol and evacuation efforts during this unprecedented wildfire crisis.  I urge people to stay out of Level 3 evacuation zones -- for their own safety and the safety of others."

A copy of the emergency declaration is attached as a PDF.

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Attached Media Files: BCC-EmergencyDeclaration.pdf