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News Releases
Explosion in Troutdale under investigation (Photo) - 09/13/21

On Monday, September 13, 2021, at 2:19 a.m., Multnomah County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 600 block of Southeast 42nd Circle in Troutdale after callers reported a loud explosion and vehicle fire in the area.

Deputies arriving at the scene located the vehicle. Gresham Fire Department responded to the scene and extinguished the fire. Upon further investigation, a person was located inside the burned vehicle. The individual, an adult male, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

MCSO detectives are being assisted by the Multnomah County Medical Examiner’s Office, Gresham Police Department Explosives Disposal Unit, Gresham Fire Investigators and Special Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). ATF is providing a certified explosives specialist, a certified fire expert and an explosives detection K9. Investigators are working to determine what caused the explosion, which is believed to have originated inside the vehicle. 

The deceased individual was transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office. The cause and manner of death are yet to be determined. Investigators are not yet releasing the identity of the individual. 

Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) volunteers and the American Red Cross responded to the area to assist affected community members. 

There is no danger to the public, nor threat of additional explosions. There were no reports of additional injuries or injuries to first responders.

The investigation is ongoing. No further information can be released at this time.

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Deputies investigate early morning shooting (Photo) - 09/07/21

On Tuesday, September 7, 2021, around 3:45 a.m., Multnomah County Sheriff’s patrol deputies received a report of a shooting on NE Lakeside Drive in Fairview. When deputies arrived, they located one adult male with a single gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital with a non-life-threatening injury. 

Based on the investigation, deputies believe the shooting was likely self-inflicted. The adult has since been released from the hospital.

The investigation is ongoing, and no further information will be released at this time.

Amber Alert rescinded in Oregon (Photo) - 08/20/21

Updated Release: 

Based on information received by law enforcement detectives, the Amber Alert for Derek Michael Rowley is being rescinded. Detectives have reason to believe the suspect is not in the Multnomah County area and may be currently in Nevada. While the Amber Alert is canceled in Oregon, the Amber Alert in Carbon County, Utah, is still active, and the suspect and two children remain unaccounted for. We appreciate the public’s attention and assistance.

Original Release:

On Friday, August 20, at 11:03 a.m., the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office received a report that a suspect related to an Amber Alert, issued in Carbon County, Utah, was possibly in the Fairview area. MCSO deputies and Gresham Police officers responded to the 21000 block of NE Sandy Blvd. and began performing area checks for the person of interest, Derek Michael Rowley, 33, who is suspected of abducting two children from Price, Utah.

Amber Alert information:

  • Abduction time: August 18, 2021, 1:00 am
  • Suspect information: Derek Michael Rowley, 33-year-old male. Described as white with blonde hair and blue eyes. He is 6,’ 190 pounds with a tattoo on the left side of his neck of a crown, on his right hand of a skull, and he has tattoos on his left arm.
  • Vehicle description: Gold, 2004 Chevrolet Silverado with Washington license plate C66780T. The pickup truck is a flatbed and is towing a white fifth wheel camp trailer with Washington license plate 51311AE.
  • Children:
    • Manson Rowley, 8-year-old male. 3’11”, 50 pounds. Described as white with blonde hair and blue eyes. last seen wearing pajamas.
    • Arson Mangum, 6-year-old male. 3’ 5”, 40 pounds. Described as white with blonde hair and blue eyes, last seen wearing pajamas.
  • The Amber Alert issuing agency is the Carbon County Sheriff's Office.

Law enforcement officers will continue performing area checks for the suspect. The suspect is believed to be traveling from Utah to Washington.

Law enforcement agencies are asking people to be vigilant. If you recognize the suspect or suspect's vehicle, do not approach. Call 911 and reference MCSO police report #42241. Reports can also be made online at