Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Emergency Messages as of 1:23 am, Thu. Oct. 18
No information currently posted. Operating as usual.
Subscribe to receive FlashAlert messages from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office. Please use any browser other than Internet Explorer.
Primary email address for a new account:

Emergency Alerts News Releases  


Manage my existing Subscription

News Releases
18-027997_Sketch.JPG
18-027997_Sketch.JPG
UPDATE -- ADDITIONAL DESCRIPTION OF PERSON OF INTEREST: Wilsonville PD responds to Friday-night shooting at Memorial Park; suspect at large; tips sought (Photo) - 10/15/18

UPDATE (Monday, Oct. 15) -- ADDITIONAL DESCRIPTION OF PERSON OF INTEREST

Additional description of the person of interest in today's just-released forensic sketch (attached):

  • Hispanic male
  • 17-18 years of age
  • Around 5’8” 
  • Chubby face, light brown skin
  • Black hair, spiked
  • Brown eyes, manicured-looking brows
  • Wearing long-sleeved, light-colored shirt, jeans, and white Vans-style shoes

EARLIER (Monday, Oct. 15) -- SKETCH OF PERSON OF INTEREST IN OCT. 12 SHOOTING

Our Forensic Imaging Unit sketch artist has completed a composite sketch of a person of interest in the Friday, Oct. 12 shooting at Memorial Park. The sketch is attached.

Investigators continue to ask anyone with information on the shooting to contact the Sheriff’s office Tip Line -- by phone at (503) 723-4949 or by using the online email form at https://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp . Please reference CCSO Case #18-027997.


EARLIER (Oct. 13, 2018) -- Wilsonville PD responds to Friday-night shooting at Memorial Park

Please reference CCSO Case #18-027997

At approximately 9:55 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, deputies contracted to Wilsonville Police responded to a reported shooting at Memorial Park (8100 SW Memorial Dr. Wilsonville).

Deputies arrived at the scene and were able to quickly locate a 21-year-old male who had been shot two times. Deputies rendered First Aid until paramedics arrived a short time later.

The suspect had fled the scene and remains at large, but authorities do not believe the suspect represents a danger to the public at this time.

The victim was transported to a local hospital and admitted to the Intensive Care Unit. At this writing he is being treated for gunshot wounds to arm and abdomen and is listed in stable condition.

Detectives and our Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) Unit responded to the crime scene to gather evidence. Detectives are also interviewing the victim at the hospital.

SKETCH COMING; TIPS SOUGHT

Detectives have enlisted the services of our Forensic Imaging Unit sketch artist, and will be releasing a composite sketch of the suspect [UPDATE: SKETCH IS OF A PERSON OF INTEREST] in the near future.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about the shooting or who were in the area of Memorial Park around 9:55 p.m. Friday night to contact the Sheriff’s office Tip Line -- by phone at (503) 723-4949 or by using the online email form at https://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp . Please reference CCSO Case #18-027997.

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

[END]

 

Attached Media Files: 18-027997_Sketch.JPG
DriveWithACop-WEBHEADER2018.jpg
DriveWithACop-WEBHEADER2018.jpg
MEDIA OPPORTUNITY: Clackamas County Sheriff's Office hosts 'Drive with a Cop' Oct. 20 during National Teen Driver Safety Week (Photo) - 10/15/18

'Drive with a Cop' promotional video (.m4v format): 
https://www.dropbox.com/s/1qz5fci3pihaw0d/2018%20DWC%20Promo.m4v?dl=0 

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office will host the 4th Annual "Drive with a Cop" on Saturday, Oct. 20 at Portland International Raceway (1940 N Victory Blvd, Portland, OR 97217) from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event takes place during National Teen Driver Safety Week. 

Media outlets are invited to attend. To set up interviews at Drive with a Cop, contact Event Coordinator Kim Lippert at 503-413-1762 or t@clackamas.us">klippert@clackamas.us

"Car crashes are a leading killer of young people nationwide," said Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts. "This is our opportunity to make a difference and help save lives." 

At "Drive with a Cop" teen drivers will receive top notch training from law enforcement officers statewide who are also trained driving instructors. Teens will learn how to handle their car in all kinds of conditions and take part in a variety of activities outside the car to learn about the dangers of driving distracted or impaired.

The event also employs virtual reality, "Impaired Goggles" simulating intoxication, and other tech aimed at teaching young people about the dangers of driving impaired and distracted. There will also be a "Crash Reconstruction" presentation with CCSO forensic crash analyst Deputy Bryon O'Neil.

Teens will also hear from speakers impacted by car crashes, including Carrie Higgins, who lost her daughter Maddi in a high-speed car crash on June 8, 2014. Higgins has become a safe teen driving advocate -- and tells her story in hopes of empowering other teens to make good decisions while driving and as a passenger in the car.

To watch a video about "Maddi's Story," produced by the Sheriff's Office with Carrie Higgins, click here:
https://youtu.be/mFu6TWRdu5I

Photos from previous "Drive With a Cop" trainings are attached to this release. 

Drive with a Cop is made possible through a partnership between the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and Oregon Impact, along with a generous grant from State Farm

The event is sold-out for 2018. Learn more at http://DriveWithACop.com

[END]

Missing hiker David Yaghmourian
Missing hiker David Yaghmourian
UPDATE -- BODY IDENTIFICATION: Search underway for missing hiker on Mt. Hood; call 503-655-8211 if seen (Photo) - 10/11/18

UPDATE (Thursday, Oct. 11) — BODY ID, ADDITIONAL DETAILS

The deceased was extracted by rescuers to Timberline Lodge and turned over the Clackamas County Medical Examiner, who made a preliminary ID that this was in fact David Lee Yaghmourian, a 30-year-old graduate student from Glendale, Arizona. 

The search mission began on Oct. 8, 2018 at about 5 p.m.  At that point Yaghmourian's hiking partner had been out of contact for about nine hours with Mr. Yaghmourian.  SAR assets were immediately put into the field. 
 
An unaffiliated climber found a body later identified as Mr. Yaghmourian at about 8:30 this morning (Oct. 11, 2018).  Rescuers were sent to his location.  

The deceased was found about 1.84 miles NE of Timberline Lodge, at an elevation of 8,270 feet at the top of White River Canyon. 
 
 The family has been notified.
 
SAR assets that participated in this search:

[END UPDATE]


EARLIER (Oct. 11) -- PRESS BRIEFING ON BODY ID SCHEDULED

NOTE TO MEDIA: A press update with ID of the climber’s body is set for 3:20 p.m. at our Timberline Lodge command post.


EARLIER (OCT. 11, 1:45 P.M.) -- ADDITIONAL DETAILS FROM AFTERNOON PRESS EVENT

More details from Sgt. Collinson’s press conference:

At approximately 8:40 a.m. on Thursday, Oct, 11, a private climber attempting to summit Mt. Hood located a body at approximately the 8,300-foot elevation on the mountain, about a half-mile east of Silcox Hut. There was snow in the area.

This was outside our official search area by about 3,000 feet — higher than expected. Searchers had ascended to the 5,800-foot level, but had not found any indications that anyone else had gone through that area.

At this writing the body has NOT been confirmed as that of missing hiker David Yaghmourian.

The body is being transported down the mountain to the Clackamas County Medical Examiner for final determination of ID.

Mr. Yaghmourian's family has been notified of the find and given a chance to make notifications that a body has been found. The media's patience is appreciated as we make sure the family's needs are considered.

Per Sgt. Collinson: Details are subject to change, but early appraisals by searchers indicate that the located subject may have been hypothermic and was trying to set up a tent and sleeping bag using gear similar to Mr. Yaghmourian's. There are also early indications of an injury from a fall estimated at 30 feet. The Medical Examiner will make final determinations, and again, details are subject to change.

At this writing searchers believe the deceased may have missed a turn and headed up the mountain, and was trying to find a way back down. More discussion of this can be found around the 3:00 mark in the video of Sgt. Collinson's press briefing: https://www.facebook.com/clackcosheriff/posts/1946164192136125

The body is being packaged and will be brought down on a SKED to be transferred to a vehicle.

At this writing it is unknown how long the body had been at 8,300 feet.

[END UPDATE]


EARLIER (OCT. 11, 2018, 1:15 p.m.) -- BODY LOCATED ON MT. HOOD; ID PENDING

Searchers have located the body of a deceased male at approximate 8,500’ elevation on Mt. Hood. They are currently working to recover the body and bring it down the mountain. Positive identification is pending.

Search & Rescue Sgt. Sean Collinson spoke to media outlets moments ago about the find. Livestreams of his briefing can be found here:

Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/clackcosheriff/posts/1946164192136125

Twitter Live: https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1lDxLXPMOjoxm

Details to come as our SAR Coordinators and the Medical Examiner learn more.

________

EARLIER (Oct. 9):

Photos from our SAR command post at Timberline Lodge are now attached.

___________

EARLIER (Oct. 9):

 

Please reference CCSO Case # 18-027619

The Clackamas County Sheriff`s Office is currently conducting a Search and Rescue (SAR) operation on Mt. Hood for missing/injured hiker David Yaghmourian.

Mr. Yaghmourian, 30, of Phoenix, AZ, was reportedly hiking the Timberline Trail with a companion and sustained an injury to his leg. On the last day of the hike (Monday, October 8, 2018), Mr. Yaghmourian stopped to rest while they were returning to Timberline Lodge. His companion continued on to the lodge and waited for him there.

Mr. Yaghmourian was last seen at the eastern junction of the Timberline Trail at the Pacific Crest Trail. He is described as follows:

  • 30 years old
  • Black hair, brown eyes
  • 5'10" tall, 150 lbs.
  • Last seen wearing a tan baseball cap, black Columbia jacket and tan pants, with a large black backpack with red trim and what appeared to be a yellow towel on top.

A photo of Yaghmourian is attached.

Mr. Yaghmourian is currently entered as a missing/endangered person by the Clackamas County Sheriff`s Office. If you see Mr. Yaghmourian, or have contact with him, please contact the Clackamas County Sheriff`s Office Non-Emergency Line at 503-655-8211.

You can also contact us using the Sheriff’s Office Tip Line -- by phone at 503-723-4949 or by using the online email form at https://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp . Please reference CCSO Case # 18-027619.

[END]

News-release archive

 

CCSO Honor Guard Shoulder Cord Closeup 2
CCSO Honor Guard Shoulder Cord Closeup 2
Sheriff's Office joins #PinkPatchProject as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month push (Photo) - 10/10/18

Pink patches, social-media logos and Honor Guard shoulder cords all part of Sheriff's Office effort to raise awareness throughout October

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office has 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. (Photos of the patches are attached.) Sheriff Craig Roberts is encouraging our deputies to wear them on their duty vests throughout the month of October.

The Sheriff's Office ordered 200 of the special #PinkPatchProject badges from The Emblem Authority, joining over 250 agencies nationwide participating in the campaign. Learn more about The Emblem Authority's campaign here.

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. And the Sheriff's Office Honor Guard donned pink shoulder cords while presenting the colors at Lakeridge High School with Lake Oswego PD Honor Guard officers on Friday, Oct. 5, during a "Cancer Awareness Night" event. (Photos of the two Honor Guard units wearing the pink shoulder cords are attached.)

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

[END]

News-release archive

MotherAndBaby2.jpg
MotherAndBaby2.jpg
UPDATE -- CORRECTED CASE #: Deputies help save baby at mall using CPR; parents invite them to hospital for photo 'of the guys who saved her life' (Photo) - 10/09/18

[updated with corrected case number]

Please reference CCSO Case # 18-026884

VIDEO: SEPT. 30 INCIDENT and OCT. 7 HOSPITAL VISIT (.mp4 format):
https://www.dropbox.com/s/nm2ye94wnrk6tgn/18-26684-IncidentVideoAndHospitalVisit.mp4?dl=0

On Sunday, Oct. 7, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies visited the infant they'd saved a week earlier using CPR at  Clackamas Town Center. Photos and surveillance video are attached, and interview opportunities are available for news outlets.

Shortly after noon on Sunday, Sept. 30, deputies received an urgent call from Clackamas Town Center. A week-old infant, Audrey Harmon, had stopped breathing in the portrait studio at JCPenney.

Deputies Zacharkiw (pronounced "za-KARK-ee"), Olson, and Russell responded, running through the mall to the portrait studio. They found Baby Audrey pale and unresponsive. Authorities believe she had choked on fluids. The parents were distraught. The mother had called 911 while the father and a number of Good Samaritans made the first attempts at infant CPR and assisted the parents.

Deputies immediately went to work.

Deputy Zacharkiw performed chest compressions while Deputy Olson checked the infant's airway with his finger. Deputy Russell stabilized Audrey’s head, keeping her neck arched and airway open. Deputy Zacharkiw turned Audrey over on her stomach and performed a burping chest pat to remove fluid from the baby's airway. After he flipped Audrey back over, Deputy Russell used a Bulbous nose sucker to extract fluid from the infant's nose.

Clackamas Fire District #1 paramedics arrived about two minutes later and took over CPR.

Baby Audrey was transported to OHSU. At this writing she remains in intensive care, but her condition is steadily improving.

On Oct. 7, Audrey's parents, Kaylob Harmon and Jessie Siefer, invited Deputies Zacharkiw, Olson, and Russell to visit Audrey at OHSU and take a group photo.

"Kaylob told us he wanted a picture to show Audrey one day of the guys who saved her life," reported Deputy Zacharkiw. "It was unbelievably heartwarming to be invited back, and amazing to see how far she has progressed since last Sunday. Shortly after we left, Kaylob texted me a few more pictures, excited that the EEG leads had been removed from Audrey’s head."

Photos from the Sunday OHSU visit are attached. Incident video is here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/nm2ye94wnrk6tgn/18-26684-IncidentVideoAndHospitalVisit.mp4?dl=0

MEDIA OPPORTUNITY:

To set up interviews with Audrey's parents or the involved deputies, please contact PIO Sgt. Brian Jensen.

[END]

Statement from Sheriff Roberts regarding November 2016 video - 10/04/18

Link to discussed video:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/cy8lphg80ze7bs0/2016-11-04-JailVideo-FACEMASK.mp4?dl=0


STATEMENT FROM SHERIFF ROBERTS:

A recent news report on a lawsuit involving the November 2016 overdose death of Bryan Perry mentioned a video in which three CCSO employees can be heard making callous comments. The comments were made while Mr. Perry was in his cell exhibiting symptoms consistent with his reported use of illegal drugs prior to his arrest that day.

I cannot comment on the pending lawsuit, which focuses primarily on Mr. Perry's medical care provided by the Jail medical contractor.  But I will say this: The laughter, substance, and tone of several comments heard from my employees in that video were inappropriate, and do not conform to our professional standards.

My office has already taken action.

We conducted an internal investigation and took disciplinary action against the employees who still worked at the Sheriff's Office. (The employee who filmed the video had resigned by the time of that investigation.)

Compassionate treatment of those suffering from addiction and/or mental health issues is a cornerstone of our agency. Every day, in our jail and on the streets, our deputies encounter the hazards associated with drug addiction, and we have launched numerous initiatives to counter them -- including our Residential Treatment program, CIT training, Behavioral Health Unit partnership, and counseling at the Transition Center and elsewhere.

I expect our more than 500 employees to uphold the highest level of professionalism in their service.

Police reports related to this case are attached to this statement.

My sincere condolences to Mr. Perry's family on their loss.

-- Sheriff Craig Roberts

Attached Media Files: Police reports related to case
TrungTuanHuynh.jpg
TrungTuanHuynh.jpg
UPDATE -- SUBJECT FOUND: Sheriff's Office seeks tips in search for Trung Tuan Huynh, 41 (Photo) - 10/04/18

UPDATE (Oct. 4) -- SUBJECT FOUND:

Mr. Huynh was located this morning at the Portland Airport by Port of Portland Police.


EARLIER (Oct. 3):

Please reference CCSO Case # 18-027075

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help as it looks for TRUNG TUAN HUYNH, who walked away from a group outing yesterday afternoon.

At about 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2, Mr. Huyng walked away from a supervised group outing in Wilsonville. He is in need of medication.

He was last seen on foot on SW Main Street in Wilsonville. He was wearing a gray ballcap, gray t-shirt and pants.

Trung Tuan Huynh is 41 years old. He stands 5'7" and weighs 140 lbs. His hair is black and his eyes are brown.

If you know of Mr. Huynh's whereabouts, call the Sheriff's Office Non-Emergency Line at 503-655-8211 or use our online Tip Sheet at https://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp -- reference CCSO Case # 18-027075. If you see him actively, contact 911 so emergency units can render aid.

See attached bulletin for photo and details.

[END]

News-release archive

'Tip-A-Cop' for Special Olympics this Thursday, Oct. 4 at Black Bear Diner in Wilsonville - 10/01/18

Clackamas County law-enforcement personnel will trade their badges for aprons at the Black Bear Diner in Wilsonville as part of a special "Tip-A-Cop" event benefiting Special Olympics this Thursday, October 4.

Deputies and police officers will collect tips and help serve Black Bear restaurant guests from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the Wilsonville location:

Black Bear Diner -- Wilsonville
30175 SW Parkway Ave.
Wilsonville, OR 97070
(503) 682-1711
https://blackbeardiner.com/location/willsonville/

All tips given to law enforcement will be donated to support Clackamas County Special Olympics athletes.

Media outlets are invited to drop by for interviews and photos with local law enforcement and Special Olympics athletes and representatives.

ABOUT SPECIAL OLYMPICS OREGON

Special Olympics Oregon serves the largest disability population in the state. Special Olympics Oregon provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. Special Olympics Oregon is Training for Life.

"Tip-A-Cop" is part of the annual "Law Enforcement Torch Run" (LETR) campaign for Special Olympics. LETR -- which includes an international series of relay runs and special events like Tip-A-Cop -- is presented by more than 144,000 law enforcement officers worldwide to help raise money and public awareness for Special Olympics. LETR is the largest grassroots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle for Special Olympics; funds raised go directly to local programs in states or countries where the funds are generated.

[END]

News-release archive

 

2 year old killed in tractor incident. - 09/29/18

On September 29, 2018, at about 9:54 a.m. Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a residence in the 20000 block of S. Mattoon Rd., Estacada OR. on a report of a tractor accident involving a two year old child.  Upon arrival it was discovered that a two year had suffered fatal injuries as a result of an incident involving a tractor on the property.  Sheriff's Office Child Abuse Team detectives responded and are conducting an investigation which is ongoing.

Identiities of those involved is not being released at this time.

SuspectVehicle2.JPG
SuspectVehicle2.JPG
Sheriff's Office seeks tips following Canby robbery, pepper-spray attack; surveillance video available (Photo) *UPDATE* Sketch - 09/20/18

*UPDATE* Attached is a composite sketch of the suspect.

 

 

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Please reference CCSO Case # 18-025832

Surveillance video of suspect/suspect vehicle (.mp4 format):
https://www.dropbox.com/s/qv49r9v03f9ptr3/18-025832-PepperSprayRobberySurveillanceVideo.mp4?dl=0

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is seeking tips following a Sept. 18 robbery and pepper-spray attack at an unincorporated Canby residence. Suspect and suspect-vehicle photos and surveillance video are attached.

At approximately 7:24 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies and Canby Police officers responded to a reported armed robbery on the 8900 block of S. Good Lane in unincorporated Canby.

The 911 caller had been flagged down by a male who had been pepper-sprayed in the face by the male suspect before fleeing the S. Good Lane residence with stolen items.

Sheriff's Office, Canby Police and fire personnel arrived at the scene. Fire personnel tended to the pepper-spray victim -- a friend of the residents at the address -- while deputies and officers investigated the scene and reviewed video footage from a Nest security camera at the residence.

Investigators soon learned the following:

Starting at approximately 6:58 p.m., a white male suspect wearing a black backpack approached from the south, walking through an orchard across the street and onto the property. The suspect then approached the house on the property, apparently kicking in the back-porch door and then breaking in through a back door into the kitchen.

Meanwhile, a suspect vehicle -- a late '90s red Ford Explorer with grey or tan trim, driven by an accomplice -- positioned itself on the property as a getaway vehicle.

One of the residents at the S. Good Lane address was out shopping while the suspect was gaining entry to her home. She received a notification from the Nest security system on her phone and asked a friend -- the eventual pepper-spray victim -- to check the property. The friend arrived at the property in a white truck (seen in the surveillance video) at approximately 7:14 p.m. to check the house for the possible prowler.

The friend told deputies he walked inside the kicked-in kitchen door. He then encountered the male suspect in the home. The suspect identified himself as "Todd Figs" -- and then pepper-sprayed the victim in the kitchen.

At approximately 7:15 p.m., the male suspect can be seen fleeing the house through the garage side door, carrying a large can of pepper spray in one hand and another item in his other hand. The robbery suspect then yelled "Go go!" and jumped into the passenger side of the suspect Ford Explorer, which fled westbound from the property toward Highway 170.

The vehicle's direction of travel after leaving the area is unknown at this writing.

Meanwhile, the pepper-sprayed friend ran out to the back porch with a gun, firing one round over the railing of the back porch down into the ground in an attempt to scare the suspect off.

Photos of the suspect and suspect vehicle are attached. Surveillance video (.mp4 format) can be downloaded here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qv49r9v03f9ptr3/18-025832-PepperSprayRobberySurveillanceVideo.mp4?dl=0

MALE SUSPECT DESCRIPTION:

  • White male
  • Approximately 6'0" tall
  • 200-215 pounds
  • Wearing black ball cap with what looked like a silver sticker on the bill, red t-shirt, cargo shorts, white socks, black Adidas shoes.
  • Wearing black backpack on his back and black gloves
  • "Scraggly" facial hair

SUSPECT VEHICLE DESCRIPTION:

  • Older, possibly late '90s red Ford Explorer with a tan trim
  • Might have a light colored sticker near the bottom center of back window
  • Suspect driver not identified

The victim who had been shopping during the crime told deputies that items stolen include a Springfield XDS .40 caliber pistol, jewelry and her husband's medication. One or more dogs belonging to the residents may have also been pepper-sprayed during the robbery.

Crime Scene Investigators (CSI) responded to the address and processed the scene for evidence.

TIPS SOUGHT

Can you help us find the suspect or suspect vehicle in this case? 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://web3.clackamas.us/contact/tip.jsp . Please reference CCSO Case # 18-025832.

[END]

News-release archive: https://www.clackamas.us/news?k&dept=161