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Deputies Conduct Sex Offender Compliance Checks During Operation Oregon Shield - 10/05/18

For several weeks spanning August and September, the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Oregon State Police, and the U.S. Marshals Service worked together to conduct sex offender compliance checks throughout Multnomah County.

A total of 384 sex offenders, including 50 Level 3 and Predatory sex offenders, were either contacted or investigated resulting in:

• 51 criminal prosecution referrals for sex offender violations

• 11 warnings for sex offender violations

• Eight sex offenders arrested on active warrants

• 272 compliance checks at registered addresses

Although this mission was aimed at locating non-compliant offenders, locating offenders with active arrest warrants, and conducting checks on higher risk offenders, deputies used these contacts to engage in conversation and education with offenders and community members answering questions and sharing important information. The goal of compliance checks is to ensure offenders have registered within the required time frames, have updated their address upon moving, and have completed their annual registration.

There are approximately 4,000 known sex offenders residing in Multnomah County as of July 2018, and of those, almost 30% are non-compliant with registration requirements. Missions like these focus resources on ensuring compliance, investigating those found to be non-compliant, and keeping our community safe by holding sex offenders accountable with mandated registration requirements. One of the U.S. Marshals Service’s responsibilities is to work with state and local law enforcement agencies on sex offender investigations and operations. 

Community members are able to identify sex offenders who may be living in their neighborhood by using the State of Oregon Sex Offender Inquiry System accessible here and additional information regarding sex offender registration in the State of Oregon is available from the Oregon State Police accessible here


Corbett Assault Suspect Located & In Custody (Photo) - 09/27/18

** UPDATE **

On the evening of Tuesday, September 25, a Corbett resident called 911 to report that an unknown male had approached their house and knocked on the door. Deputies responded to the area and established a perimeter just north of the area searched earlier in the day. Over the next few hours, a search was conducted with a K9 and air support unit. During this time, Corbett Hill Road was closed to all traffic. At approximately 11:00 p.m., the suspect had not been located, the perimeter was released, and the roads reopened.

Around 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 26, a Corbett resident in the area of Thousand Acres believed they saw the suspect from Tuesday’s assault and called 911. Deputies responded to the area he was last seen, located the subject, and positively identified him as Pavel Mikhay. Mikhay was taken into custody without incident.

Mikhay was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center and faces charges of Assault II, Burglary I, and Strangulation.

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office extends its gratitude to the community for their patience throughout this incident with multiple perimeters established and roads being closed. The safety of our community is paramount.



Without the diligence of our community members calling with information to our TIP Line as well as calling 911 to report suspicious activity and possible sightings of the suspect, this incident may not have come to the same resolution.  

This incident began on September 25, which is also National “If You See Something, Say Something” Awareness Day. As you’re going about your day if you see something that doesn't seem quite right, say something.  By being alert and reporting suspicious activity to local law enforcement you can protect your family, neighbors, and community. More information is available from the Department of Homeland Security at


** Original Message Below **

Attempt to locate suspect in Corbett Assault

Around 6:30am this morning, deputies responded to a report of an assault at a home in Corbett. The suspect was located a short time later by a responding deputy who attempted to stop him near Corbett School. The suspect fled and deputies quickly setup a perimeter.

East Metro SWAT, MCSO Deputies (with help from a K9), Gresham Police Officers, and Oregon State Police Troopers have been conducting methodical searches of the area throughout the day. Area roads were closed through the afternoon and reopened at 3:00pm.

The suspect is identified as 26 year-old Pavel Mikhay. He is 6’4”, 190 lbs, and may have a cut on his face.

Mikhay should be considered armed and dangerous. If you see him, call 911 and do not approach.  The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office Detective Unit is seeking any information to assist in the apprehension of Pavel Mikhay. Please leave any information on our Tip Line at 503-988-0560.

We appreciate our community’s patience during this incident. Area residents are reminded to stay vigilant. See Something Say Something.


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