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Citizens Traffic Complaints leads to a Bend Pursuit and DUII Arrest - 08/19/18

Author: Sgt. Kent Vander Kamp

On Sunday, August 19th, 2018 at approximately 3PM, Deschutes County 911 began receiving reports from several citizens about a white Izuzu driving erratically, making unsafe passes, and driving into oncoming traffic on Highway 97 south of Bend. Deschutes County Sheriff's Deputies began searching the area when the white Izuzu was located driving north on the Bend Parkway at Powers Rd. A Deputy witnessed the same dangerous driving as reported by citizens and attempted to conduct a traffic stop with the same Izuzu. The Izuzu sped away from the Deputy and briefly refused to stop. The Deputy pursued until the Izuzu came to a stop on the Bend Parkway, just north of the Colorado Ave on-ramp. 

The driver, Alfred Lamonte Florence, age 62, of Bend, Oregon was arrested after Deputies determined Florence was impaired.  

Florence was lodged at the Deschutes County Adult Jail with the following charges; 

  • DUII
  • Attempt to Elude - Felony
  • Reckless Driving
  • Recklessly Endangering

Northbound Parkway traffic was briefly delayed during the Florence's arrest and subsequent investigation. Deschutes County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Bend Police Department and the ODOT Incident Response Team. 

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Three Creek Hiker Rescued After Experiencing Potentially Serious Medical Issue (Photo) - 08/18/18

Released by:         Deputy Joshua Westfall, Assistant Search and Rescue Coordinator

Occurred:              8/18/18    2:40 PM

Location:               Three Creek Wilderness

Rescued:               Crowell, Dennis of Bend, OR, 63yo male

 

On 08/18/2018 at about 2:40 PM, Deschutes County Dispatch received a 911 call from a hiker in the Three Creek Wilderness area advising that a member of their group, Dennis Crowell, was experiencing a potentially serious medical issue. The group of five had been hiking on an unmaintained trail in the Snow Creek drainage system about one mile northwest of Little Three Creek Lake.

Three Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue volunteers responded as a hasty medical team to Park Meadow Trailhead where they deployed on the trail at about 4:34 PM. Five more DCSO SAR volunteers and one Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Deputy deployed on the trail shortly afterwards with a wheeled litter.  Two members of the hiking party met the hasty team on the trail at about 5:10 PM and led the hasty team to Dennis' location a short time later. Following a medical assessment, it was determined Dennis' condition was stable enough to be transported back to the Park Meadow Trailhead on a wheeled litter.

The SAR volunteers, DCSO Deputy and remainder of the hiking party then transported Dennis approximately four miles back to the trailhead via wheeled litter where they were met by the Sisters Fire Department. Dennis was then transported to St. Charles by ambulance for further treatment.

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Climber falls at Smith Rock State Park (Photo) - 08/15/18

Date: 08/15/2018

Prepared by: Assistant SAR coordinator Deputy Aaron Myers

Rescued Climber: Clark, Aaron 32 year old male, Gresham, Oregon 

On August 15, 2018, at approximately 1632 hours, Deschutes County 911 Dispatch received a call that 32 year old Aaron Clark had fallen approximately 25 feet while climbing at Smith Rock State Park. Clark is familiar with the area and was doing a traditional route using gear to climb near the north point trailhead when the incident occurred. 

Redmond Fire and Rescue responded and evaluated Clark. 22 SAR Volunteers and two Deputies responded to Smith Rock to preform a technical rescue. A rope system was used to raise Clark up in a litter where he was then transported by ambulance to St. Charles-Redmond for further evaluation. 

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Structure Fire Alfalfa - 08/15/18

By:  Sgt. K. Dizney

Date:  8/14/18

On Tuesday, 8/14/18, at approximately 7:54 PM, deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office responded with the Alfalfa Fire District to a report of a structure fire at 25000 block of Cultus Lane in Alfalfa.  Reports were that there was a fire in the attic area.  While responding, it was confirmed that the only occupant was able to evacuate safely.  The fire was contained to a small area of the single-family one story residence.  An initial investigation by the Alfalfa Fire District concluded this fire was likely started by electrical wiring near the ceiling.  The only occupant of the home did not require further assistance.  Damage estimates are currently not available.   

Cloverdale Brush Fire Affects Homes and Forces Evacuations ##Updated 08-14-18 / 6:30 PM## - 08/14/18

Released by: Sgt. Nathan Garibay, Emergency Services Manager

Updated: 08-14-18 / 6:30 PM

Firefighters have continued to patrol the fire area and extinguish hot spots, reporting good progress.  In coordination with the Cloverdale Fire District, the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office is canceling all evacuation notices due to this fire. 

We sincerely appreciate the patience and cooperation of local residents. We also encourage all residents to make efforts to reduce the likelihood their home will ignite during a wildland fire.  For more information and resources go to: www.projectwildfire.org 

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Released by: Sgt. Nathan Garibay, Emergency Services Manager

Updated: 08-12-18 / 6:00 PM

Fire managers are reporting good progress today.  Firefighters worked throughout the day to reinforcing control lines and mop up in from the perimeter and around structures.  As a result, the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office is lowering evacuation levels.  All areas under Level 3 (Go Now!) Evacuation Notice have been reduced to a Level 1 (Be Ready) Evacuation Notice.  All areas previously under Level 1 (Be Ready) Evacuation Notice will remain at that level for the immediate future.  Evacuation notices will be revaluated tomorrow and changed as appropriate based on recommendations of fire managers.

Current Evacuation Levels:

Level 1 (Be Ready):

  • All residences between Rabbitbrush Ln and Central St and north of Hwy 20 to Cascade Estates Dr and Breezy Way

Road Closures:

  • Currently there are no road closures in effect, however motorists are urged to drive with caution.

Firefighters will be patrolling the fire area and continuing to address hotspots.  Smoke may be visible for the next few days.  Residents are asked to remain vigilant and ready to leave if conditions worsen.

A current map of the evacuation area can be found at: https://arcg.is/D9OPi

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Released by: Sgt. Nathan Garibay, Emergency Services Manager

Updated: 08-12-18 / 12:30 PM

After consultation with fire managers, the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office is lowering evacuation levels in some areas surrounding the fire effectively immediately.

Current Evacuation Levels:

Level 3 (Go Now!):

  • All residences on the east side of Cascade Estates Dr between Hwy 20 and Breezy Way 
  • All residences on the south side of Cascade Estates Dr from Breezy Ln east to the 17700 block
  • All residences north of Hwy 20 between Cascades Estates Dr and Rock Island Ln
  • All residences on the west side of Rock Island Ln from Hwy 20 to Parkway Ln
  • All residences on both sides of Rock Island Ln from Parkway Ln to the end 

Level 1 (Be Ready):

  • All residences between Rabbitbrush Ln and Cascade Estates Dr
  • All residences between Rock Island Ln and Central St and north of Hwy 20 to Cascade Estates Dr

Road Closures:

  • Cascade Estates Dr between Hwy 20 and Breezy Way (section running north and south)

A large amount of fire equipment will be in the area and motorists are asked to respect road closures and use caution on all roadways around the fire.  The Sheriff's Office will continue to coordinate with fire managers and will adjust evacuation levels as appropriate.  Firefighters will continue mopping up and reinforcing control lines at least through today and will likely be on scene intermittently over the next several days.  Residents are asked to remain vigilant and ready to leave if conditions worsen.

A current map of the evacuation area can be found at: https://arcg.is/D9OPi

##End of Update##

Released by: Sgt. Nathan Garibay, Emergency Services Manager

Updated: 08-11-18 / 11:30 PM

Homes off of Sagebrush Ln have been reduced to Level 1 (Be Ready).  Residents should be aware of potential danger and ready to evacuated if needed.  Residents should also monitor local media and emergency services sites for additional information, should the situation change.

Current Evacuation Levels:

Level 3 (Go Now!): All areas on the west of the 17900 Block of Cascade Estates Dr and residents off of Rock Island Ln.

Level 1 (Be Ready): All areas east of 17900 Block of Cascade Estates Dr, east of Sunburst St., and residences off of Sagebrush Ln.

##End of Update##

Release by: Sgt. Nathan Garibay, Emergency Services Manager

Date/Time: 08-11-18 / 4:10 PM

Location: Rabbitbrush Way / Hwy 20

On 08-11-18 at approximately 4:10 PM, Cloverdale Fire District was dispatched to a brush fire in the area of Rabbitbrush Way and Hwy 20 in Cloverdale.  First responders found the fire actively burning to the east and south.  The fire grew rapidly in dry and windy conditions threatening multiple structures and spread to the east.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office in consultation with Cloverdale Fire Protection District initiated Level 3 (Go Now!) Evacuation Notices in the areas south of Cascade Estates Dr, north of Hwy 20 and west of Fryrear Rd.  Notifications were made via the Deschutes Alerts Mass Notification System as well as door to door notifications by deputies, Black Butte Ranch Police officers, and Oregon State Police troopers.

Multiple fire agencies responded from around Central Oregon sending two structural protection task forces.  Central Oregon Fire Management Services (US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management) and Oregon Department of Forestry also assisted.  Several firefighting aircraft were utilized including a Very Large Air Tanker, Large Air Tankers, Single Engine Air Tankers, and water dropping helicopters.

Forward progress on the fire was stopped around 6:30 PM and the preliminary size estimate is approximately 130 acres.  Preliminary damage assessments found two residences lost and approximately 6 outbuildings.

The American Red Cross opened a shelter at Five Pines Lodge in Sisters for evacuees.  The Pet Evacuation Team is available to assist with animals as needed.  Several local residents also assisted with transporting large animals belonging to evacuees.

Current Evacuations:

Level 3 (Go Now!): All areas west of the 17900 Block of Cascade Estates Dr, Sunburst St, Ten Peaks Ct to Rabbitbrush Way.

Level 1 (Be Ready): All areas east of 17900 Block of Cascade Estates Dr, Sunburst St, Ten Peaks Ct to Fryrear Rd.

Oregon Department of Transportation is assisting traffic through the area on Hwy 20 with pilot cars.  The highway had been closed for approximately four hours.  Drivers are asked to use extreme caution when traveling through the area as fire operations will continue tonight and tomorrow.

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Community Action Target Team Focuses on Unincorporated NW Redmond (Photo) - 08/08/18

Released by:  Sgt. William Bailey – Public Information Officer

Release Date:  August 8, 2018 

NARRATIVE: 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) utilized the Community Action Target Team, or CATT, yesterday afternoon in NW Redmond, focusing on the unlawful possession and sale of controlled substances.  The CATT patrol used both marked and unmarked vehicles during the operation.  The eight person team, including DCSO Street Crimes detectives and uniformed patrol deputies, made seven arrests associated with the targeted patrol.

This targeted patrol of the unincorporated area of NW Redmond focused on vehicles leaving from NW Oak Ave, in addition to other nearby residences.  This area was targeted after the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office received information from community members living in the area about suspected drug activity occurring at a residence on NW Oak Ave.  All subjects arrested were subsequent to traffic stops on vehicles leaving the targeted area.  The CATT was supported by K9 Ezel and his partner Deputy Jeremiah Johnson.  Ezel is dual certified in the State of Oregon in both drug detection and apprehension.  The following individuals were arrested during the targeted patrol.

  • Andrew M. Johnston       Age: 33          Redmond, OR          Charges: Unlawful Possession an Delivery of Methamphetamine, Unlawful Possession of Heroin, Supplying Contraband, Felon in Possession a Restricted Weapon, Driving While Suspended, Parole Violation Warrant
  • Shawna M Parck   Age: 37          Eugene, OR  Charges: Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine and Heroin
  • Breanne K. Peters Age: 26          Redmond, OR          Charges: Unlawful Possession of Heroin and Probation Violation
  • Jacob E. Richter               Age: 20          Culver, OR    Charges: Unlawful Possess, Manufacture and Delivery of Heroin, False Information to a Police Officer, and Out of County Warrant for Dangerous Drugs
  • Milo B. Cross         Age: 37          Redmond, OR          Charges: Unlawful Possession of Heroin (Released by Citation)
  • Cameron Shelby   Age: 29          Terrebonne, OR      Charges: Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine (Released by Citation)
  • Kayla M. Monson  Age: 26          Prineville, OR           Charges: Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine and Heroin (Released by Citation)

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is committed to community safety and addressing quality of life issues for the citizens and visitors of Deschutes County.  The CATT will be utilized in an ongoing basis to focus on areas within Deschutes County needing additional enforcement in the areas of distracted driving, illegal drug possession and sales, theft, trespass and criminal mischief issues.  The team will utilize a number of patrol and investigative platforms, including marked and unmarked patrol vehicles, in addition to foot and bicycle patrols.  We will have deputies in uniform and wearing plain clothes, whichever is best suited to accomplish these proactive patrols.

Sheriff L. Shane Nelson said, “I am very pleased with the results of the Community Action Target Team so far.  I look forward to the ongoing proactive efforts of this team and our future targeted patrols to ensure public safety in Deschutes County.”

The investigation into the unlawful possession and sales of controlled substances in the area of NW Oak Avenue is ongoing.

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DCSO SAR Assists Hiker On Park Meadow Trail (Photo) - 08/07/18

Date:  08/07/18

By:  Lt. Bryan Husband, Search and Rescue Coordinator

Rescued:  17 year old male, Enumcla, WA

Parent:  Lori Olson Pennington, Enumcla, WA

On 08/07/18, at about 9:50am, 9-1-1 Dispatch received a report of a 17 year old male, who had experienced a medical emergency while hiking the Park Meadow Trail, approximately 1.5 miles southeast of Three Creek Lake.  The medical emergency wasn't initially observed, but his mother and a separate hiking group which consisted of multiple off duty medical professionals, were nearby and quickly on scene to render aid.

10 Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Volunteers as well as Sisters Fire Department personnel responded to the Park Meadow Trail head on the north end of Three Creek Lake and quickly hiked into the patient.  The initial group that had found the 17 year old had cleverly created an improvised stretcher and had began carrying him back down the trail towards incoming DCSO SAR resources.

First arriving DCSO SAR Volunteers met the patient and group about one mile in on the trail at about 11:10am, quickly assessed the patients status and requested an air ambulance.  Lifeflight responded, arriving on scene at about 11:34am, at which time they took over patient care, transporting the 17 year old male to St. Charles Hospital in Bend for further evaluation and treatment.

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Fatal Motorcycle Crash on Deschutes Market Road (Photo) - 08/06/18

Released by:          Sgt. William Bailey - Public Information Officer

Location:                Deschutes Market Road south of Pioneer Loop

Deceased:              Kragness, Robert B                        Age:   55

                                Bend, Oregon

Vehicle:                  Black 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle 

NARRATIVE: 

On August 6, 2018, at approximately 6:10am, deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office responded to crash involving a motorcycle on Deschutes Market Road, south of Pioneer Loop.  The reporting party found the rider of the motorcycle laying near the shoulder of the roadway, unresponsive.

The first deputy arrived within four minutes of being dispatched and began life-saving efforts until Bend Fire Department arrived at the scene.  The male rider, 55 year old Robert B. Kragness of Bend, was pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency medical personnel.

A preliminary investigation determined Kragness was riding a 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound on Deschutes Market Road, when he left the roadway for an unknown reason.  The motorcycle and rider then struck a tree along the roadway shoulder.  A skull cap style helmet was found at the scene.

The reason Kragness left the roadway is uncertain and there were no known witnesses to the crash.  Anyone with information about this crash is asked to contact the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office through non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911, reference 18-240071.

This investigation is ongoing.

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Vehicle versus Pedestrian Crash - 08/05/18

Released by:  Sgt. Troy Gotchy

Release Date:  August 05, 2018

Vehicle #1:  Tan 2000 Lexus RX3 (SUV)

Arrested:  Corona, Jason Leonard 38 years of age

                    Corvallis, OR

Charges:  Attempted Assault II

                  Assault IV

                  Hit and Run (Felony)

                  Reckless Driving

                  Reckless Endangerment

Victim:  30 year old male

                La Pine, OR

 

On 08/04/18 at approximately 1730 hours, Deputies from the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the area of Burgess Road and Huntington Road for a reported vehicle versus pedestrian accident.  Upon arrival, the Deputies contacted the victim and learned the accident had taken place in the area of Day Road and Buena Vista Drive. 

Deputies learned from the victim that the driver of the suspect vehicle had fled the area to an unknown location.  La Pine Fire Medics arrived on scene, and transported the victim to St. Charles Bend with non-life threatening injuries.

Through the course of the investigation, Deputies were able to identify the driver as a male named Jason, and learned he was driving a Lexus SUV.  They also learned the male was leaving a residence on Twin Drive in La Pine, and several Deputies responded to that area.  The vehicle was spotted by a Sheriff’s Office Sergeant at the boat ramp at La Pine State Park.  The suspect identified as Jason Leonard Corona was taken into custody without incident.  Corona was lodged at the Deschutes County Jail on the above listed charges.

This case is still under investigation.

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Two Vehicle Injury Crash at Bear Creek Rd and Ward Rd (Photo) - 08/03/18

Released by:  Sgt Troy Gotchy

Release Date:  August 03, 2018

Vehicle #1  2010 Subaru

Driver #1  Hayes, Ellen Mae 74 yoa

Vehicle #2  1985 Ford F150

Driver #2  Freeman, Jeff  60 yoa

Narrative:

On 08/03/18 at approximately 1012 hours, Deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office along with the Bend Fire Department were dispatched to an injury motor vehicle crash at Bear Creek and Ward Road.

The accident occurred when vehicle number one driven by Hayes, was west bound on Ward Road and went through the stop sign.  Vehicle number two driven by Freeman who was North Bound on Bear Creek Road, slammed on his brakes upon seeing vehicle one enter the intersection.  Freeman was unable to avoid Hayes, and struck her vehicle on the driver’s side doors.

Freeman was transported to St. Charles Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.  Hayes had to be extricated from her vehicle, and was also transported to St. Charles Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The intersection of Ward Road and Bear Creek Road was closed for approximately one hour while fire crews removed Hayes from her car, and the cars were towed from the scene.  Alcohol and speed are not considered factors in this crash.

This crash is still under investigation.

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**Updated**DCSO Investigating a Stabbing in the Area of Paulina Lake Road (Photo) - 08/02/18

Released by:  Sgt. William Bailey – Public Information Officer       

UPDATED AUGUST 02, 2018 

A thorough investigation into this incident determined 53 year old Martin D. Adler and a 23 year old female live together in Bend as boyfriend and girlfriend.  On the evening of July 30, they were in a silver 2017 Ford F150 in the area of Paulina Lake Road and Highway 97.  Adler and the female began arguing and she asked Adler to take her home.  Adler refused and then drove her further out Paulina Lake Road.  The female attempted to get away from Adler and get out of the vehicle.  Adler then stopped the truck and placed his hands around the female’s neck and began strangling her.  The female was unable to breath and attempted multiple times to break his hold on her neck.  Fearing for her life, the female removed a small knife from her pocket and stabbed Adler multiple times in self-defense. 

The female was able to then get out of the truck and flag down the first vehicle she saw.  The driver of this vehicle allowed her to call 911 and then drove her to the Sheriff’s Office substation in La Pine to meet deputies.

Adler was subsequently located by deputies at a residence in La Pine.  Deputies rendered first aid to his injuries and summoned emergency medical assistance.  Adler was then transported by AirLink air ambulance for serious injuries to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend.

On the afternoon of August 1st, Adler was taken into custody by Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office detectives on charges of Coercion, Strangulation, and Assault 4.  Adler was then lodged at the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Adult Jail.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Oregon State Police, Sunriver Police Department, La Pine Fire Department and AirLink.

## End of Updated ##

Released by:  Sgt. William Bailey – Public Information Officer     

Release Date:  July 31, 2018     

NARRATIVE:

On July 30, 2018, at approximately 9:00pm, deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported stabbing that occurred in the area of Paulina Lake Road, north of La Pine.  This incident is currently being investigated as a domestic dispute between a male and female and both parties involved have been contacted.   

A 53 year old Bend man was transported to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend with serious, but non-life threatening injuries. 

No arrests have been made at this time.  This investigation is ongoing and additional details will be released when they become available.

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Sisters Sheriff's Deputies and Fire Fighters Come Together to Improve East Portal Site After Criminal Mischief Damage (Photo) - 08/01/18

Prepared by Sgt. Kent Vander Kamp

Early this summer, Deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office assigned to the City of Sisters, have been investigating an increase of criminal mischief, trespassing and other criminal activity at the Sisters’ East Portal Interpretive Site. This is located at the intersections of Highways 20 W and 242, just west of downtown sisters. The site, owed by the US Forest Service, includes a parking lot for passenger cars, recreational vehicles, an interpretive kiosk display, and a rest room facility. 

In June, Deputies and USFS Law Enforcement Officers began enhanced patrol of the area during the late night hours and contacted teens, transients and hitchhiking campers.  While law enforcement presence has reduced the calls for service, the site was littered with human waste, soiled clothing, discarded luggage, broken camping equipment, alcohol containers and drug paraphernalia. Most recently, a city cleaning crew interrupted a transient attempting to light a warming fire inside the bathroom.

Overall, the East Portal Interpretive Site became uninviting and citizens reported felling unsafe approaching the site or using the facilities. Additionally, it was not representative of our Sisters community.

Yesterday, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Sister-Camp Sherman Fire District Fire Fighters came together and collected a considerable about of trash from the site before washing out the kiosk shelter with soap, brushes and a fire hose.

The site is open to the public and we encourage the public to report any future suspicious activities.The Sheriff’s Office is working with the USFS Sisters Ranger District to improve the security with improved lighting and increased patrols.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is always seeking out ways to make our communities safer and our quality of life for our citizens better. Please contact one of our Deputies, or call our office at 541-388-6655 or on social media with any tips about how we can help prevent and reduce crime in your community.

 

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DCSO Responds to Bend Municipal Airport for Aircraft Blocking Runway After Hard Landing (Photo) - 07/31/18

Prepared by Sgt. Kent Vander Kamp, Deschutes County Sheriff's Office

On July 31st, DCSO Deputies responded to a report of an aircraft that suffered damage after a "hard landing" and was blocking an active runway. Deputies arrived to find a 2018 Cub Crafter FX280 with a collapsed wheel strut and resting on it left wing tip.

The pilot, Michael Herzong, 75, of Bend, was the only person on board during the incident. Herzong departed from Hood River enroute to Bend after taking delivery of the aircraft earlier the same day. Upon landing at the Bend Municipal Airport, the strut failed and collapsed, causing aircraft wing and tail contact the runway. This surface contact caused the aircraft to make a “ground loop” or rapid horizontal rotation before coming rest on the runway where a small amount of fuel leaked from the aircraft.

Herzog was uninjured and the aircraft sustained moderate damage.  

Citizens and other aviators came to Herzog’s aid and later assisted removing the aircraft from the runway.

FAA and NTSB are continuing the investigation.

Photo Credit: Charles Harris, Leading Edge Aviation

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DCSO Offers "Blue Line Safety Zone" for Internet Transactions and Other Exchanges (Photo) - 07/31/18

Released by:  Sgt. William Bailey – Public Information Officer

Release Date:  July 31, 2018

NARRATIVE: 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is now offering the “Blue Line Safety Zone”.  This clearly marked and well-lit location is for our community to use for the various kinds of exchanges that occur every day in Central Oregon.  Examples include child visitation exchanges and the legal buying and selling of merchandise from various online websites.  By providing a location in the parking lot of the Sheriff’s Office, we are hoping to deter those that would take advantage of or do harm to those in our community.

Sheriff L. Shane Nelson said, “Law enforcement is known as the Thin Blue Line, protecting our community by delivering superior public safety and service. Our office strives to be as proactive as we can be in delivering this service. The Sheriff's Blue Line Safety Zone provides a safer, video recorded public area for parent exchanges of children as well as in person transactions following online sales.”

This location is under 24 hour video surveillance and provides a safer location for members of our community to meet and exchange children or legally purchased merchandise.  Our deputies won’t get involved in or directly monitor these transactions, however, if the need arises we would have video surveillance available to refer back to.  Community members should call 911 from this location should an emergency arise.

Meeting a person unknown to you to complete an online transaction comes with inherent risk.  Community members should always use caution and choose a public location to complete any online transaction. 

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Additional Details on Missing Female Located in Sisters - 07/28/18

Released by:           Deputy Jim Whitcomb  Assistant Search and Rescue Coordinator

Occurred:                07/28/2018 at 1759 hours

Location:                 Sisters Creekside City Park

Located Female:     Siegmann, Roberta 75 yof  Rockaway Beach Oregon

Reporting person:  Siegmann, Gerry 74 yom   Rockaway Beach Oregon

Narrative:

On 07/28/2018, at about 1759 hours, the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office received a call from Gerry Siegmann, that his wife, Roberta Siegmann, had walked away from the park and was last seen at 1:00 P.M. Gerry advised dispatch his wife was suffering from memory loss and had left her purse and phone in the motor home and had their dog "Bo" walking with her.

Three Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Deputies, one patrol Sergeant and one Special Services Sergeant responded to the area and began conducting road searches of the immediate area as well as obtaining vital informational details for responders.

At about 6:57 P.M., a Deschutes Alert Mass Notification was sent to include a 2 mile radius of the Creekside Park with a result of approximately 2800 phones receiving the message to be on the look out for Roberta.

Two Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue members were deployed in a vehicle as a hasty team. During this time, the DCSOSAR Incident Management team of three volunteers and two DCSOSAR deputies created a search plan for 13 more DCSOSAR volunteers and nine Fire Corps volunteers from the Sisters Fire District.

At about 8:00 P.M. the DCSOSAR hasty team located Roberta and Bo on the east side of the Sister's Movie House sitting in the grass among some bushes.

Roberta was evaluated by DCSOSAR medics and was released to the care of her husband, Gerry.

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office would like to thank numerous citizens who provided information as well as Chief Roger Johnson and the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District for their assistance.

 

**UPDATED**DCSO Searching for Missing Women in Sisters - 07/28/18

**Updated at 8:15pm by Sgt Bailey

Ms Siegmann was just located by a Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue team.  She was found with her dog in the area of the Sisters Movie House. Thank you to everyone who kept an eye out for her.

##End of Update##

Releaae by: Sgt William Bailey - Public Information Officer

Release date: February 28, 2018

Narrative:

**SPECIAL ATTENTION SISTERS AREA**

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for Roberta “Robin” Siegmann.  She was last seen today at 1:00pm at the Creekside Park in Sisters.  She is approximately 5’4”, 140lbs,  brn/gry hair with blue eyes.  Her clothing is unknown. 

She may have a 60 pound black and white muscular dog with her.  Siegmann has a memory problem and is not from the area. She will recognize her name, however, she will not know where she lives or how to return to her motorhome. 

Please report any info or sightings to non-emergency dispatch at 541-693-6911.

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DCSO's Patrol Fleet Getting a New Look (Photo) - 07/27/18

Released by:  Sgt. William Bailey – Public Information Officer

Release Date:  July 27, 2018 

NARRATIVE:  

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) is debuting three new Dodge Chargers in the classic “black and white” look today.  These retro looking patrol vehicles, with a modern flare, will be hitting the streets of Deschutes County this afternoon.  Over the next year, we will also be adding the Dodge Ram and Dodge Durango in the black and white look to our fleet.  These new vehicles will be replacing our in-service patrol fleet as their service life ends.

This highly visible black and white look will ensure we are easily identifiable and recognizable to the public as a law enforcement.  Sheriff L. Shane Nelson said, “It’s important to me the citizens we work for can easily recognize their Sheriff’s Office.  When you see these black and white patrol cars, you will know it’s one of the hard working and dedicated deputies with your Sheriff’s Office.”  

Historically, our patrol fleet has been a combination of both two and four wheel drive vehicles.  This will be the first year all new vehicles being put into service will either be all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive capable.  This change will allow us to better serve our community and make our fleet more capable, particularly in the winter driving months.

DCSO serves the citizens and visitors of Deschutes County over an area encompassing 3055 square miles.  Additionally, our automotive fleet regularly drives over a million miles each year.  By having highly visible and well maintained vehicles, we can ensure that no matter where and when a citizen needs our service, we will be there.

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Keiri Hall Booking Photo
Two Arrested During Traffic Stop in Tumalo (Photo) - 07/26/18

Released by: Sgt. William Bailey – Public Information Officer       

Occurred:  July 26, 2018

Location: Tumalo State Park    

Arrested:  Herrera, James W.     Age:  36         Bend, Oregon

Arrested:  Hall, Keiri A      Age:  29         Culver, Oregon

Venicle:  White 2004 Buick LeSabre

NARRATIVE:  

On July 26, 2018, at approximately 0824 hours, a deputy patrolling in the Tumalo area attempted to contact a male standing outside the Shell Tumalo County Store, located at 64683 Cook Avenue.  The male told the deputy he was waiting for a ride, then took off running to the southeast.  Additional deputies responded to the area and began searching for the male.  During the search, the original contacting deputy was able to positively identify the male that ran as James W. Herrera.  Additionally, Herrera was found to have an active felony warrant issued by the Oregon State Parole Board for Parole Violation.  Deputies searched the area, but were initially unable to locate him. 

At about 10:00 am, deputies and Street Crimes Unit detectives located Herrera during a traffic stop that occurred near the Tumalo State Park Campground.  Herrera was taken into custody and lodged in the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Adult Jail on his warrant.

The driver of the stopped vehicle, Keiri A Hall of Culver, was found in possession of over an ounce suspected methamphetamine.  Keiri was arrested and lodged in the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Adult Jail on charges of Unlawful Possession, Manufacture, and Delivery of Methamphetamine.

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Construction Zone Hit and Run Driver Arrested (Photo) - 07/26/18

Released by:  Sgt. William Bailey – Public Information Officer

Release Date:  July 26, 2018

Incident Location: Huntington Road near 1st Street in La Pine

Vehicle:  Red 2011 Chevy HHR

Driver/Arrested:  Bratton, James   Age:   72  La Pine, Oregon 

Charges:  Fail to Perform Duties of a Driver to Injured Person, Fail to Perform Duties of a Driver to Property Damage, Reckless Endangering x 2

NARRATIVE:         

On July 25th, 2018 at approximately 1316 hours, Deschutes County 911 dispatch was notified of a reckless driver in a construction zone on Huntington Road near 1st Street in La Pine.  An attempt to locate the vehicle was broadcast via radio to deputies in the area. 

At about 6:00pm that afternoon, deputies were contacted by employees of the construction company operating the construction zone.  They reported one of their flaggers had been injured when the driver of a red Chevy HHR failed to obey the traffic control flaggers and struck one of them, causing minor injuries.  The suspect driver then damaged a second flagger’s traffic control sign when it left the area of the construction zone.  The flaggers were able to provide deputies with a description and license plate for the suspect vehicle.

Deputies later located the Chevy HHR and contacted James Bratton of La Pine at his residence.  He was subsequently arrested by citation on the above listed charges.

For more information about Work Zone Safety, visit https://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/Safety/Pages/Work-Zone.aspx 

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Injury Crash in the 56000 block of Snow Goose Road; Driver Arrested for DUII (Photo) - 07/26/18

Released by:          Sgt. William Bailey – Public Information Officer

Location:                56000 block of Snow Goose Road

Vehicle 1:                Green 2011 Volkswagen Jetta 

Driver/Arrested:     Sauer, Dayton (female)      Age:   21

                                 Bend, Oregon 97707

Passenger 1:          Pade, Julianne                    Age:   20

                                 Bend, Oregon 97707

Passenger 2:          Auguilera-Anderson, Andrew      Age: 21

                                Salem, Oregon

Passenger 3:          Larson, William                   Age:   20

                                Bend, Oregon 97703

Passenger 4:         Sauer, Renea                       Age:   19

                                Bend, Oregon 97707

Charges:                 Assault 3 x 2, DUII Alcohol, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangering x 4, Criminal Mischief 1 x 2

NARRATIVE:         

On July 25, 2018 at approximately 0225 hours, deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to an injury motor vehicle crash in the 56000 block of Snow Goose Road, Bend.  The initial information was a single vehicle had crashed into a tree.

Upon deputies arriving on scene, they contacted the driver of the vehicle, Dayton Sauer of Bend.  Dayton Sauer told deputies she was driving north on Snow Goose Road and was driving too fast for a curve in the road and crashed.  During the investigation, the deputy developed probable cause to believe D. Sauer was operating the vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant when she crashed.  Sauer was subsequently arrested and lodged in the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Adult Jail on the listed charges.

Vehicle front seat passenger Julianne Pade received serious injuries as a result of the crash and was transported to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend by Life Flight air ambulance.

Vehicle rear seat passenger Andrew Anderson received serious injuries as a result of the crash and was transported by ground ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend.

Rear seat passengers William Larson and Renea Sauer received minor injuries and were given a courtesy ride to a residence in the area.

The crash and whether the vehicle occupants were wearing seatbelts is still under investigation.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Sunriver Police Department, Sunriver Fire Department, La Pine Fire Department, and Life Flight.

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Stranded Kayaker Rescued at Lava Island Falls (Photo) - 07/25/18

Released by:       Sgt. Nathan Garibay, Emergency Services Manager

Occurred:             07-25-2018 / 5:42 PM

Location:              Lava Island Falls

Rescued:              Bend resident, 13 yo male

Narrative:           

On 07-25-2018 at approximately 5:42 PM, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and Bend Fire Department responded to a water rescue at Lava Island Falls located on the Deschutes River south of Bend.  The initial report indicated a kayaker had become separated from his kayak, but had made it to a small rocky island in the middle of the river.

Deputies and initial responders from Bend Fire Department located the subject standing on a small rocky island between Lava Island and the east bank of the Deschutes River surrounded by rapids.  Lava Island Falls is considered Class V whitewater. 

Due to the subject’s location and the nature of the rapids, it was determined a technical rescue was necessary to move the subject safely to shore.

Additional rescuers were summoned to the scene including 9 Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Swiftwater Team members and several members of the Bend Fire Department Special Rescue Team.  Both agencies worked together to develop a both tether system, which includes a rescue raft tethered to both shores and upstream haul system to maneuver the raft to the subject.  Two rescue swimmers were transported to the location of the kayaker where they assisted him into the raft and back to the east shore.

The subject was uninjured.  The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank several area residents who reported the incident, directed rescuers to the scene, hauled equipment, and remained with the subject until responders arrived.  The Sheriff’s Office is also thankful for the skill and professionalism of our partner agencies, such as Bend Fire Department.

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Smith Rock Climber Rescued After Being Struck in Head by Rock (Photo) - 07/25/18

Released by:          Deputy Joshua Westfall, Assistant Search and Rescue Coordinator

Occurred:              07/25/2018    1:00 PM

Location:               Smith Rock State Park (near Monkey Face)

Rescued:               Snyder, Shawn, Bishop CA, 48yo male

           

NARRATIVE:

On 7/25/28 at about 1:00 PM, Deschutes County dispatch received 911 calls from multiple subjects at Smith Rock State Park regarding a climber, later identified as Shawn Snyder, that had been struck in the head by a rock while climbing near Monkey Face. The rock was reported to be “plate sized” and “about 2-3 inches thick”.   

12 Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue volunteers and one DCSO Deputy responded to the scene to assist. Due to the nature of the incident, Redmond Fire units were also dispatched to the call and were the first to make contact with Snyder, providing him care until DCSO SAR units could arrive on scene.

With the assistance of Redmond Fire, SAR units conducted a steep angle litter rescue down the hillside south of Monkey Face and then transported Snyder down the Mesa Verda trail in a wheeled litter. Snyder was then ferried across the Crooked River in a raft and transported in a ground ambulance by Redmond Fire to Redmond St. Charles with non-life threatening injuries.

It was later reported that Snyder and a friend had been climbing near Monkey Face and were attempting to create a new climbing route. During this process one of their climbing ropes reportedly caught a rock, causing the rock to break loose and fall on Snyder’s head.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Redmond Fire Department for their assistance during this incident. 

Pursuit in La Pine - 07/23/18

 

Released by:          Sgt. Doug Sullivan

 

Location:               La Pine

 

Occurred:               07/23/18 at approximately 0830 hours.

 

Charges:                 Attempt to Elude, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangering.

 

Vehicle:                    2002 Hyundai Elantra, silver in color

 

 

NARRATIVE:         

On 07/23/18 at about 0835 hours, a Deschutes County deputy observed a silver 2002 Hyundai Elantra driving recklessly on Darlene Way near Finley Butte Rd. in La Pine. The deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle in the area of Finley Butte Rd and Russel Rd. The vehicle fled southbound on Darlene Way in excess of 70 mph in an attempt to elude the deputy. The suspect vehicle continued east on a forest road before turning north on South Huntington Rd where the Deputy briefly lost sight of the vehicle due to dust. The vehicle was located a short time later stopped and abandoned at a residence on South La Pine Drive.

 

A Deschutes County K-9 Team was deployed and conducted a track for over two miles and was not able to locate the subject(s).
 

Deputies were assisted by the Oregon State Police and Sunriver Police Department.

 

The investigation is ongoing and Deschutes County Sheriff's Office is actively looking for the driver.

 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office would like to encourage anyone with information regarding this incident to call the non-emergency line at (541) 693-6911.