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DCSO Seeks Information on Missing Person (Photo) - 08/12/20

*********UPDATE**********

RELEASED BY: Detective Sergeant Jayson Janes

DATE: 08/12/2020

Don Yates has been found. Mr. Yates was located in the Portland area.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the public for their assistance.

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*****UPDATE ON DON YATES*******

Released by: Detective Sergeant Jayson Janes

Date: 8/12/2020

On August 11, 2020 the Sheriff’s Office received a call from a citizen with information on Don Yates’ location. The citizen told detectives that he actually spoke to a man he believed to be Mr. Yates during the evening of August 7, 2020. Although the Sheriff’s Office cannot confirm this person to have been Mr. Yates, the citizen advised he believed the person to be Mr. Yates based on the photograph released to the media, the vehicle he was driving, and the person told the citizen he was from Texas.

The citizen told detectives that he was camped in the area of Hwy 26 and Forest Service Road 27 in Crook County. The person believed to be Mr. Yates set up camp in that area the evening of August 7, 2020, but was no longer there in the morning of August 8, 2020.

The Sheriff’s Office is still asking for assistance in locating Mr. Yates in order to check his welfare.

This information has been passed along to the Crook County Sheriff’s Office and Forest Service Law Enforcement assigned to that area.

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Released by: Lt. William Bailey – Public Information Officer

Release Date: August 11, 2020

 

Missing Person: Don Wayne Yates      Age: 63          Burleson, Texas

 Vehicle: 2013 Honda Pilot, gray in color, Texas Plate: LKL9291

NARRATIVE:

 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on a missing Texas man, who was last known to be camping in the Sisters area.  Don Wayne Yates of Burleson, Texas was reported missing after not responding to attempts to call him by a family member since July 27th, 2020.  Yates was believed to be camping on U.S. Forest Service land north of Sisters, but has not been in contact with his family since that time.

 

Yates is described as a 63-year-old white male, 5’7” tall, weighing approximately 155 pounds.  It is unknown what clothing he was wearing.  Yates is reported to be traveling through the western states and his future destinations are unknown. 

 

Yates is reported to be driving a gray 2013 Honda Pilot with a Texas plate of LKL9291.  The vehicle has a cargo box mounted on the roof.  Deputies have searched the areas north of Sisters and have not been able to locate him.

 

For the purpose of a welfare check on Mr. Yates, anyone with information or knows of his current whereabouts is asked to call non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911, reference 20-36591.

 

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, Street Crimes, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with six 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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Hiker Rescued Near Paulina Lake (Photo) - 08/11/20

Date:  08/11/20

By:  Lt. Bryan Husband, Search and Rescue Coordinator

Location:  Trail Near North Paulina Peak, Approximately 4 Miles From Paulina Lake Lodge

Rescued:  Donnette Spaulding, 52 year old female, Grand Ronde, OR

 

On 08/10/20, at about 7:57pm, 9-1-1 Dispatch received a report of a hiker near Paulina Lake, Donnette Spaulding, who was feeling ill and unable to make it back to the Paulina Lake Lodge, where she was staying.  Spaulding's hiking partner was able to dial 9-1-1 and request assistance.  Spaulding was reportedly about four miles up the trail from the Lodge.  One Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Deputy and 12 DCSO Search and Rescue Volunteers responded to assist.

DCSO SAR Teams began to arrive at the Paulina Lake Lodge at about 9:25pm and started up the trail towards Spaulding with a wheeled litter.  The first DCSO SAR team reached Spaulding at about 10:30pm.  Spaulding was assessed by a DCSO SAR Medical Team member, stabilized as best as possible and then loaded onto the wheeled litter for transport back down the trail.  The La Pine Fire Department was requested to respond and meet DCSO SAR teams when they arrived back at the Paulina Lake Lodge.  At about 12:25am, DCSO SAR teams arrived at the lodge with Spaulding and transferred her to the awaiting La Pine Fire Ambulance crew.  La Pine Fire then transported Spaulding to St. Charles Hospital in Bend for further assessment.

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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Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Assist Injured Mountain Biker on Tiddlywinks Trail West of Bend (Photo) - 08/06/20

Released By:  Sgt. Nathan Garibay, Emergency Services Manager

Occurred:        August 6, 2020 / 10:59 am

Location:         Tiddlywinks Trail near FS 4130

Rescued:         Corina Davis, 40 yrs

                        Seattle, WA

On August 6, 2020 at approximately 10:59 AM, Deschutes County 911 received a call regarding an injured mountain bike rider on the Tiddlywinks Trail near Forest Service Road 4130 west of Bend. Due to the location of the injured rider, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Special Services Unit responded with 2 Deputies and 13 Search and Rescue Volunteers.

When rescuers reached the rider, identified as Corina Davis of Seattle, Washington they evaluated her condition, stabilized her and prepared her for transport.  Davis was carried by wheeled litter to a spur road, where she was transferred to a Sheriff’s Office four-wheel drive pickup.  She was then driven to a waiting Bend Fire and Rescue Ambulance and transported to St. Charles Bend. 

Due to the location, terrain, and lack of good road access the rescue took over 2 and a half hours.  The Sheriff’s Office is also grateful for the assistance of two off-duty nurses who remained on scene with Davis until SAR medics arrived.

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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Human Remains Located off China Hat Road Identified; No Foul Play Suspected (Photo) - 08/04/20

Update: August 4, 2020 at 4:50 pm by Lt. William Bailey

Deceased: Bock, Dirk S.           Age: 48          Transient

The human remains located off China Hat Road yesterday have been positively identified as Dirk Shelden Bock.  Bock was positively identified through medical records and an implanted device recovered with his remains. 

The planned autopsy to assist with identifying Bock’s remains is no longer necessary.  Based on the investigation and a witness statement, Bock was last seen about six months ago when he walked away from the vehicle he was living in, about one mile from where he was located.  The Medical Examiner plans to list Bock’s cause of death as a medical event due to cold exposure.

Bock’s next of kin has been notified and our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.

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Released by: Lt. William Bailey – Public Information Officer

Release Date: August 3, 2020

NARRATIVE:

On August 3, 2020, at approximately 9:30 am, deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) were dispatched to a report of human remains that had been located on U.S. Forest Service land off China Hat Road, south of Bend.  An individual walking a dog in the area made the discovery and reported the information to Deschutes County 911.

Deputies and DCSO detectives arrived at the location and confirmed the remains belong to an adult male. Detectives have worked since then, assisted by the U.S Forest Service and Deschutes County Medical Examiner, to document, collect evidence, and recover the remains. An autopsy is planned in the coming days to determine identity and cause of death.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

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, Street Crimes, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with six 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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Missing 82 year old man out of Bend (Photo) - 07/28/20

****UPDATE*****

Released by: Detective Sergeant Jayson Janes

Release Date: July 28, 2020

 

Mr. Campbell has been located in Douglas County and is receiving care at a hospital. The Sheriff's office has notified his family.

The Sheriff's Office would like to thank everyone that shared tips and information with investigators on Mr. Campbell's whereabouts.

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Released by: Detective Sergeant Jayson Janes  

Release Date: July 28, 2020 

Missing: Alvin Edward Campbell, 82, Bend

Vehicle: 2017 Volkswagen Passat, gray, 4 door, Oregon license 722 HVK         

 

NARRATIVE: 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating Alvin Campbell out of Bend. Mr. Campbell has not been seen or heard from since July 20, 2020. Mr. Campbell is believed to be in his 2017 Volkswagen Passat, gray, four door, with Oregon license 722 HVK. Attached is a photograph of a similar car as well as Mr. Campbell’s DMV photograph.

If you have seen Mr. Campbell or his vehicle please call 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 six 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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Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue assists injured trail runner on Green Lakes Trailhead (Photo) - 07/25/20

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

Occurred:  07-25-20  11:50 AM

Location:  Green Lakes Trailhead

Rescued:  Kang, Dean, 37 year old male, Portland, Or.

 

On July 25th, at about 11:50 AM, Deschutes County Dispatch received a 911 call from a trail runner, Dean Kang, who informed dispatch that he had became injured while running on Green Lakes Trailhead.  Kang did not believe he could continue without assistance.

Based on that information, One DCSO Deputy and ten Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Volunteers responded to Green Lakes Trailhead. 

When rescuers reached Kang, who was about 2.5 miles up the trail, they evaluated Kang's condition and loaded him into a wheeled litter.  Kang was carried in the litter back out to the parking area at Green Lakes Trailhead.  Kang was with friends, who were going to transport Kang to seek further medical attention.

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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Van struck by train after stalling on railroad tracks (Photo) - 07/24/20

Released by:  Sergeant Jayson Janes 

Release Date: July 24, 2020     

Location: railroad tracks east of Hwy 97 and Ft. Thompson Ln. 

Driver: Platz, Kevin, 45 years of age, Bend, OR

 

NARRATIVE: 

On July 24, 2020 at approximately 0604 hours the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported unknown injury motor vehicle accident on the railroad tracks east of Hwy 97 and Fort Thompson Ln. It was reported a train struck a van on the railroad tracks in that area. The BNSF crew checked the van and determined no one was inside.

During the investigation deputies determined the van, driven by Platz, was heading west toward Hwy 97 and stalled on the tracks. Platz and his passenger observed the train coming and were able to exit the van just before it was struck by the train. No one was injured due to the collision.

The train ended up pushing the van off of the tracks so it could be towed from the scene.

Platz was issued a citation for driving while suspended violation and driving uninsured.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by BNSF law enforcement.

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 six 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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Search Warrant Leads to Seizure of Heroin, Cocaine and Methamphetamine. (Photo) - 07/21/20

Released by: Detective Sergeant Doug Sullivan

Release Date: July 21, 2020 

Location: 2700 Block of SW 28th St. Redmond, OR 

Arrested: Jacob Richter, 22 years of age, Redmond OR 

Charges: Possession of Heroin, Delivery of Heroin, Manufacture of Heroin, Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Cocaine. 

NARRATIVE: 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit has been conducting a short term investigation into Jacob Richter for the sales of controlled substances in Deschutes County.  

During the course of this investigation, Detectives with the Street Crimes Unit began working with the agents of the U.S. Postal Service – Office of the Inspector General and learned Richter was receiving controlled substances via the United States Postal Service. Multiple packages were seized and search warrants executed, leading to the seizure of controlled substances, including suspected fentanyl.  

On July 15, 2020, Street Crimes detectives conducted a search warrant at Richter’s residence and found evidence of the use, sales and manufacture of Heroin.  

Richter was issued a criminal citation in lieu of custody on the above mentioned charges.

This investigation is ongoing. 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the U.S. Postal Service – Office of the Inspector General. 

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, Street Crimes, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with six 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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Rosland Road Fire Sunday Morning Update: Level 1 "Be Ready" Evacuation Notice for Newberry Estates is dropped (Photo) - 07/19/20

Update as of 07-19-2020 / 10 AM

Released by: Sgt. Nathan Garibay - Emergency Services Manager

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office is dropping the Level 1 (Be Ready) Pre-Evacuation Notice for Newberry Estates near La Pine.  Firefighters are continuing to improve containment lines and check for spot fires. Residents should remain vigilant as conditions can change, but the risk to Newberry Estates is considered low at this time.  With dry conditions and forcasted hot temperatures, fire danger is high throughout our region. 

Please avoid the area east of Newberry Estates, south to Finley Butte Rd (Forest Service Rd 22) as fire operations are continuing in this area for the next few days.

For fire information, you can visit the Central Oregon Fire Information site at:

http://centralorfire.org

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Released by:  Lt. William Bailey – Public Information Officer

Due to the Rosland Fire burning near La Pine, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office has issued the following evacuation notice.

A Level 1 (Be Ready) Pre-Evacuation notice is being issued for the following areas: Newberry Estates subdivision near La Pine.

Level 1: Means “BE READY“ for potential evacuation. Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information. This is the time for preparation and precautionary movements of persons with special needs, mobile property and (under certain circumstances) pets and livestock. If conditions worsen, emergency services personnel may contact you via an emergency notification system.

This decision was made after consultation with fire managers and authorized by Sheriff L. Shane Nelson.  We will continue to work with fire managers to ensure public safety and prevent conflicts between citizens and fire operations.  We appreciate the cooperation and understanding of residents. 

Follow the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office on Twitter and Facebook for up to date information.

Current maps including evacuation areas can be found at:

https://deschutes.org/emergency

For fire information, you can visit the Central Oregon Fire Information site at:

http://centralorfire.org

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