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Heavy Law Enforcement Presence in the Phils Trailhead Access Road and Parking lot (Photo) - 06/07/23


Released BY: Sergeant Jason Wall

Release Date: June 7, 2023

Location: United States Forest Service Road 4610, Phil’s Trailhead area

Arrested: 33-year-old male, Canby, Oregon

Charges: Disorderedly Conduct 1st Degree (Citation in Lieu of Custody)



On June 7, 2023, the Federal Bureau of Investigation Threat Operations Center contacted Deschutes County 911, advised a male had contacted the Threat Operations Center and was in crisis. The male was able to provide enough information to the Threat Operations Center that his general location was determined to be in Deschutes County.

Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched and attempted to contact the male in crisis. Eventually deputies were able to speak directly to the male on the telephone and maintained a dialogue during the entire event. The male was admittedly armed with a handgun, and possibly a long rifle. The male was threatening self-harm and threatening to harm others.

It was determined the male was located in the area of Phil’s Trailhead and or near the USFS Road 4610. Out of an abundance of caution for the public, the male, and all law enforcement the area was closed to the public while the incident was resolved.  

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team was activated and responded to the area with an armored rescue vehicle, and a negotiator.

The male in crisis was contacted by members of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team and taken into custody without incident. The negotiator played an integral role during this incident which prevented anyone from being injured.

The male was transported to St. Charles, Bend for evaluation. The male was issued a criminal citation to appear for the crime of Disorderly Conduct in the 1st Degree.

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 210,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 265 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 195 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.






*****For Immediate Release*****

There is currently heavy law enforcement presence in the area of Phil's Trailhead. Please avoid the area, if you are currently in the area, please return to your vehicle and vacate in a safe coordinated manner.

At this time there is no direct threat to the community, however this is an active investigation.

More information will be released when it becomes available.


*****End of Release*****



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