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Multnomah County Sheriff's Office seeks feedback on proposed policy - 04/19/24

The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) takes seriously its responsibility to engage community stakeholders about the services the agency provides. Policy and procedure serve as the foundation for all MCSO law enforcement operations, correctional operations, and business services. Policy provides members with the objectives, limits, and requirements that apply to their work for the public. Procedure provides detailed direction governing how a task is to be accomplished. 

We invite the public to provide feedback on proposed policy and procedure(s) through a 30-day period known as the Stakeholder Review. During the policy’s Stakeholder Review, the public is encouraged to submit comments or proposals relevant to the content of the policy drafts. People who submit comments should be aware that their remarks become public record.

The Sheriff’s Office is currently in the process of reviewing the following draft(s): 

  • Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) 
  • 920.00 Temporary Alternative Work Assignment (TAWA) Program 

To submit a comment, please go to our website.

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We take individual comments into collective consideration as policy is finalized.

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Attempted Car Thief Captured (Photo) - 04/01/24

A 54-year-old man is in custody after attempting to steal a car, breaking into at least one home and evading arrest for several hours. 

On Monday, April 1, 2024, shortly after 10:30 a.m., Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) responded to a call of a man attempting to steal someone’s car in the 23000 block of NE Arata Road in Wood Village. The suspect ran away before deputies arrived. Deputies established a perimeter and began searching for the suspect. The suspect, described as an adult male, ran through multiple yards, and even ran through at least one home, in an attempt to escape. Throughout the duration of the call, multiple neighbors reported seeing the suspect in the area. MCSO received assistance from the Gresham Police Department, which launched a drone to search from above, and a Portland Police Bureau K9 team, to assist deputies on the ground. After nearly two hours of searching, deputies reduced search efforts, but kept deputies in the area to maintain a visible presence.

Shortly after 12:30 p.m., a resident reported to deputies that they returned home and found their back door had been forcibly opened. Deputies searched the residence, found the suspect hiding in the home’s garage and took him into custody. 

The suspect is identified as 54-year-old David Aldis Knight. He was booked into jail on multiple offenses including unlawful entry of a motor vehicle, burglary and trespass.  A complete list of charges can be found here.

The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank Gresham Police Department and Portland Police Bureau for their assistance on this call.