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Suspect arrested after attacking man with machete (Photo) - 09/17/20

On September 12, 2020, just before 6:30 pm, officers responded to an assault near the Metro Transfer Station.  A citizen called to report a man stumbled into traffic in the 2000 block of Washington Street with a laceration to his head. At around the same time, OSP and Clackamas Fire were responding to the report of a fire between Washington Street and I-205.  Officers located the male and learned he had been assaulted with a machete.  The victim identified the suspect as an acquaintance, 59-year-old Mark P Devoy.  The victim also reported that Mr. Devoy set his camp on fire.  Clackamas Fire quickly extinguished the fire and investigators determined both scenes were related.  Mr. Devoy fled the area and he was not located after a search of the area.  The victim was transported to OHSU for treatment.  Detectives were called to the scene as well as arson investigators from Clackamas Fire and OSP.

With help from detectives from the Clackamas County Major Crimes Team, Mark Devoy was located and arrested in Milwaukie on 9/15/20.  Mr. Devoy was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on charges of Arson I, Assault I, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.  Mr. Devoy is being held at the Clackamas County Jail on $500,000 bail.

We would like to thank our partners at, Clackamas Fire, OSP, Clackamas County SO, and all the partner agencies from the Clackamas County Major Crimes Team that assisted us during this investigation. 

Reference OCPD Case #20-019585.

Attached Media Files: Devoy.jpg
Subject arrested after threatening neighbor with a knife (Photo) - 09/17/20

Yesterday just before 4:30 pm, officers were dispatched to a disturbance involving a knife at Mt. View Apartments, 1840 Molalla Ave.  Multiple callers reported that 57-year-old Tony Lee Lambson was armed with a knife and threatening a female.  When we arrived, we learned the female victim lives in the same apartment complex as Mr. Lambson, but they do not know each other. 

Mr. Lambson had gone to the victim’s apartment with the knife.  Mr. Lambson entered her apartment, threatened the victim with the knife and attempted to assault the victim.  The victim was not injured.  Mr. Lambson went back to his apartment.  Officers tried to get Mr. Lambson to surrender but he refused.  Some nearby residents were evacuated for their safety.  The Clackamas County Inter-Agency Swat Team and Crisis Negotiation Team responded to assist.  Just after 6:30 pm, Mr. Lambson exited his apartment and was arrested without incident. 

Mr. Lambson was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail for Burglary I, Attempted Assault II, Unlawful use of a weapon, Menacing, and PCS Meth.

Attached Media Files: Lambson.jpg
If You See Something Say Something (Photo) - 09/12/20

On September 11th, 2020, just after 2:00 p.m. 53 year-old Sammy Piatt was arrested by the Oregon City Police Department after he lit a pile of leaves on fire near the Clackamas County Community Solutions building located at 112 11th St. in Oregon City, Oregon.

The investigation started after a Clackamas County Probation officer observed smoke coming from the area of the steps to the Community Solutions building and Mr. Piatt standing near the fire.  One probation officer detained Mr. Piatt and another probation officer used a fire extinguisher to quickly extinguish the fire.  The fire was approximately ten feet from the building and did not result in any damage to the building. 

Mr. Piatt admitted to lighting the leaves on fire.  He was arrested without incident for Arson II and on a probation violation.  He is currently lodged at the Clackamas County Jail and is transient. 

We want to emphasize the importance of; if you see something, say something.  If you see something suspicious please call 911 or non-emergency dispatch.

Reference OCPD Case # 20-019510

Attached Media Files: Sammy_Piatt.jpg
Oregon City Police Seeking Additional Information Regarding A Shooting Incident - 09/10/20

On September 8th, 2020 at around 10:00 p.m. the Oregon City Police Department investigated the report of a shooting at a motorist that occurred on Highway 99E near the I-205 southbound on ramp in Oregon City, Oregon.

During the investigation it was determined that around 9:00 p.m. the victim was driving on Highway 99E when a white sedan pulled up beside his vehicle.  A male subject inside the sedan then fired two shots towards the victim’s vehicle, in which one of the bullets struck the front hood of the vehicle.  The victim was not injured during the shooting.  The suspect was described as a black male adult. 

The Oregon City Police Department is seeking additional information and witnesses to the incident.  If you have additional information, please contact the OCPD tip line at (503) 496-1616 with any information that may assist with this ongoing investigation.  Reference OCPD case #20-019333.

Oregon City Police Arrest Man Following Officer Involved Shooting (Photo) - 09/05/20

Just after 8:45am this morning, several Oregon City Police Department Officers responded to the 15900 block of Moss Lake Way in Oregon City after a neighborhood resident called to report a suspicious vehicle that showed up overnight.  A Gladstone Police Department K-9 Handler also responded to assist after Officers learned the license plate displayed on the vehicle was previously reported as stolen. 

Officers attempted to contact the driver of the vehicle, but he fled through the neighborhood.  During the brief encounter, the driver, identified as Craig McCarthy, intentionally rammed his vehicle into a marked police car and shots were fired by Officers.  Mr. McCarthy was subsequently taken into custody by Oregon City Officers and the Gladstone Police K-9 after a short foot chase.  He was taken to a hospital and treated for injuries stemming from the K-9 and vehicle crash.  One Officer was also transported to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries sustained during the crash.  Several of the involved Officers have been placed on administrative leave, which is standard practice.

Mr. McCarthy is currently lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on the following charges:

ORS 163.175 – Assault II

ORS 811.705 – Failure to Perform Duties of Driver to Injured Persons

ORS 164.365 – Criminal Mischief I

ORS 811.540 – Fleeing or attempting to Elude Police Officer

ORS 164.135 – Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle

ORS 163.195 – Reckless Endangering Another Person

The Clackamas County Major Crimes Team is investigating the incident, and the investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the OCPD tip line at 503-496-1616. Reference OCPD case #20-019044 

Attached Media Files: McCarthy.jpg