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July 23, 2021 Update: Evacuation Level Reductions Around Darlene Fire (Photo) - 07/23/21

Updated Release

Date: July 23, 2021

Released by:

Sgt. Nathan Garibay, Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Emergency Manager

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office is dropping all evacuation levels around the Darlene Fire.  This decision was made in consultation and coordination with Central Oregon Fire Management Service (COFMS) and the incident commander.

The area that was previously a Level 1 (Be Ready) Evacuation area is described as:

  • All residences south of La Pine off of Darlene Way to the Deschutes/Klamath County Line including Old Ice Cave Rd.

Current maps including evacuation areas can be found at: https://deschutes.org/emergency

For fire information, you can visit the Central Oregon Fire Information site at: www.centraloregonfire.org

For American Red Cross assistance, please call 1-888-680-1455.

Previous Updated Release

Date: July 18, 2021

Released by:

Sgt. Nathan Garibay, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Manager

Brandon Fowler, Klamath County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Manager

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and Klamath County Sheriff’s Office are adjusting evacuation levels around the Darlene Fire in coordination with fire managers.

The following areas have been reduced from a Level 2 (Get Set) Evacuation Notice to a Level 1 (Be Ready) Evacuation notice:

  • All residences south of La Pine off of Darlene Way to the Deschutes/Klamath County Line including Old Ice Cave Rd.

All evacuation notices have been dropped in the areas previously in a Level 1 (Be Ready) Evacuation Notice:

  • Areas south of the Deschutes/Klamath County line including most of township 23 east of Hwy 97.  This area includes Sun Forest Estates, Split Rail, and Antelope Meadows.

This decision was made after consultation with fire managers. We will continue to work with fire managers to ensure public safety and prevent conflicts between citizens and fire operations.  Please refrain from unnecessary travel through these areas as fire equipment and personnel are moving through the area. 

Several property owners sustained damage from the fire.  At this time, preliminary reports indicate 2 residential buildings, several outbuildings, RVs, and other vehicles were damaged or destroyed.  Property owners inside the fire area, should be aware of hazards including burned trees, structures that may been destroyed by fire, and hazardous substances.  Please use caution if your property was impacted by fire.  

We appreciate the cooperation and understanding of residents. 

Current maps including evacuation areas can be found at: https://deschutes.org/emergency

For fire information, you can visit the Central Oregon Fire Information site at: www.centraloregonfire.org

For American Red Cross assistance, please call 1-888-680-1455.

Original Release

Date: July 16, 2021

Released by:

Sgt. Nathan Garibay, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Manager

Brandon Fowler, Klamath County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Manager

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and Klamath County Sheriff’s Office are adjusting evacuation levels around the Darlene Fire in coordination with fire managers.

The following areas have been reduced from a Level 3 (Go Now) Evacuation Notice to a A Level 2 (Get Set) Evacuation notice:

  • All residences south of La Pine off of Darlene Way to the Deschutes/Klamath County Line including Old Ice Cave Rd.

Level 2: Means “BE SET” to evacuate. You must prepare to leave at a moment’s notice. This level indicates there is significant danger to your area, and residents should either voluntary relocate to a shelter or with family and friends outside of the affected area, or if choosing to remain, to be ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice. Residents MAY have time to gather necessary items, but doing so is at their own risk. This may be the only notice you receive. Emergency services cannot guarantee that they will be able to notify you if conditions rapidly deteriorate. Area media services will be asked to broadcast periodic updates.

The following areas have been reduced from a Level 2 (Be Set) Evacuation Notice to a Level 1 (Be Ready) Pre-Evacuation notice:

  • Areas south of the Deschutes/Klamath County line including most of township 23 east of Hwy 97.  This area includes Sun Forest Estates, Split Rail, and Antelope Meadows.

Level 1: Means “BE READY” for potential evacuation. Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information. This is the time for preparation and precautionary movements of persons with special needs, mobile property and (under certain circumstances) pets and livestock. If conditions worsen, emergency services personnel may contact you via an emergency notification system.

This decision was made after consultation with fire managers. We will continue to work with fire managers to ensure public safety and prevent conflicts between citizens and fire operations.  Please refrain from unnecessary travel through these areas as fire equipment and personnel are moving through the area. 

Several property owners sustained damage from the fire.  At this time, preliminary reports indicate 2 residential buildings, several outbuildings, RVs, and other vehicles were damaged or destroyed.  Property owners inside the fire area, should be aware of hazards including burned trees, structures that may been destroyed by fire, and hazardous substances.  Please use caution if your property was impacted by fire.  

We appreciate the cooperation and understanding of residents. 

Current maps including evacuation areas can be found at: https://deschutes.org/emergency (there are currently no active evacuations)

For fire information, you can visit the Central Oregon Fire Information site at: www.centraloregonfire.org

For American Red Cross assistance, please call 1-888-680-1455.

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DCSO Hosts National Night Out in La Pine and Sisters (Photo) - 07/22/21

Released by: Sergeant Jayson Janes

Release Date: July 22, 2021

 

 

On Tuesday August 3rd, 2021, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office will host two National Night Out events, one in La Pine and one in Sisters from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.   National Night Out is a community-police awareness-raising event in the United States, held the first Tuesday of August. The event has been held annually since 1984, and is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch in the United States. 

This event is meant to increase awareness about the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office’s presence in La Pine and Sisters.  These National Night Out events give the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office an opportunity to build relationships with our citizens and trust. 

The National Night Out event in La Pine will be held at the La Pine Senior Center, located at 16450 Victory Way.  The Senior Center is partnering with the Sheriff’s Office to provide hot dogs and drinks to those in attendance.

The National Night Out event in Sisters will be held at the Village Green Park, located at 125 E. Washington St. in Sisters.  The Sheriff’s Office will host an “ice cream social” style get together for those in attendance.

The events will allow the citizens of La Pine and Sisters to interact with our deputies, look at emergency vehicles from patrol, K-9 and our Special Services Division.  Deputies will provide give away items for children and allow them to tour our vehicles and have opportunities for photos. 

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, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with five K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Volunteers assist two injured hikers at Smith Rock State Park (Photo) - 07/21/21

Date Occurred: July 20, 2021

Released by: Deputy Aaron Myers, Assistant Search and Rescue Coordinator

Location: Smith Rock State Park 

Person Assisted: Zazueta, Amanda 25 year old female, Simi Valley, CA

Person Assisted: Jaiswal, Prerna 43 year old female, San Jose, CA

Narrative:

On July 20, 2021 at approximately 1440 hours, 911 Dispatch received a call of an injured hiker, Amanda Zazueta, near the top of Misery Ridge trail at Smith Rock State Park. Redmond Fire personnel responded to Zazueta's location and determined due to her injury, she was unable to make it down the trail without the assistance of a wheeled litter. Redmond Fire requested the assistance of the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Volunteers to assist Zazueta down the trail in the wheeled litter. 

12 DCSO SAR Volunteers responded to Smith Rock State Park to assist. At 1620 hours, 911 Dispatch received a call of a second injured hiker, Prerna Jaiswal, who was hiking on the Mesa Verde Trail. The 12 DCSO SAR Volunteers were still responding to Smith Rock State Park when this second incident occurred. 

The DCSO SAR Volunteers arrived at 1625 hours and two Volunteers were able to walk to Jaiswal and begin an initial medical assessment of her condition. 6 SAR Volunteers continued up the trail to Zazueta's location, while the rest of the SAR team assisted Jaiswal. 

It was determined Jaiswal would also need to be assisted down the trail in a wheeled litter. DCSO SAR Volunteer used Redmond Fire's wheeled litter and brought her 0.1 miles down the trail where she was taken across the river to waiting Redmond Fire medics who evaluated her further. Jaiswal was evaluated and released to family. 

The six SAR Volunteers who continued up to Zazueta's location were able to get her into the wheeled litter and began bringing her down the Mesa Verde Trail with the assistance of Redmond Fire. The six volunteers after assisting Jaiswal walked up and also assisted in bringing Zazueta down the trail. Zazueta was brought approximately ½ mile down the trail in the wheeled litter to the river crossing where she crossed to waiting Redmond Fire Personnel. Zazueta was evaluated and released to friends.  

 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, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with five K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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Grandview Fire Evacuation Update 07/19/21 (Joint Release) - 07/19/21

**UPDATE**

Date: July 19, 2021

Released by:

Sgt. Nathan Garibay, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Manager

Sgt. David Pond, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Manager

In coordination with the Oregon Deparment of Forestry Incident Management Team managing the fire, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office are dropping all evacuation notices around the Grandview Fire.

This decision was made after consultation with fire managers and cooperating agencies. We will continue to work with fire managers to ensure public safety and prevent conflicts between citizens and fire operations.  Please refrain from unnecessary travel through these areas as fire equipment and personnel are moving through the area. Please obey all forest closures put in place by the Deschutes National Forest Sisters Ranger District and the Ochoco National Forest Crooked River National Grasslands.

We encourage community members to remain vigilant and take steps to protect their homes and families from wildfire.  For more information visit projectwildfire.org.

For fire information, you can visit the Central Oregon Fire Information site at: www.centraloregonfire.org

Orginal Release

Date: July 16, 2021

Released by:

Sgt. Nathan Garibay, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Manager

Sgt. David Pond, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Manager

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office are adjusting evacuation levels around the Grandview Fire in coordination with fire managers.

A Level 3 (Go Now) Evacuation notice remains in place for following areas:

  • Wilt Rd addresses and any road off of Wilt Rd from 17745 Wilt Rd to the north
  • The last 1 mile of Stevens Canyon Rd in Deschutes County
  • All residences off the FS 6360 (road to Alder Springs)
  • Residences in Jefferson County in the Stevens Canyon area, Wilt Rd and FS 63, and all areas south of Geneva.

Level 3: Means “GO” evacuate now. Leave immediately! Danger to your area is current or imminent, and you should evacuation immediately. If you choose to ignore this advisement, you must understand that emergency services may not be available to assist you further. DO NOT delay leaving to gather any belongings or make efforts to protect your home. This will be the last notice you receive.

A Level 2 (Get Set) Evacuation notice for the following areas:

  • Wilt Rd south of 17745 Wilt Rd to 17356 Wilt Rd
  • All areas of Stevens Canyon north of 70400 block
  • Mountain View Ln north of 17820 Mountain View Ln
  • Residences on the west and north side of Holmes Rd from milepost 5 to Lower Bridge Rd

Level 2: Means “BE SET” to evacuate. You must prepare to leave at a moment’s notice. This level indicates there is significant danger to your area, and residents should either voluntary relocate to a shelter or with family and friends outside of the affected area, or if choosing to remain, to be ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice. Residents MAY have time to gather necessary items, but doing so is at their own risk. This may be the only notice you receive. Emergency services cannot guarantee that they will be able to notify you if conditions rapidly deteriorate. Area media services will be asked to broadcast periodic updates.

A Level 1 (Get Set) Pre-Evacuation notice is issued for the following areas:

All areas previously Level 2 including:

  • Wilt Rd and adjacent roads south of 17356 Wilt Rd to Camp Polk Rd
  • All areas including side roads off of Buffalo Rd
  • Mountain View Ln including side roads from 17820 Mountain View Ln to the south
  • All residences on the east and south side of Holmes Rd from milepost 5 to Lower Bridge Road
  • Northern portion of McKenzie Canyon (70425 McKenzie Rd north)

Level 1: Means “BE READY” for potential evacuation. Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information. This is the time for preparation and precautionary movements of persons with special needs, mobile property and (under certain circumstances) pets and livestock. If conditions worsen, emergency services personnel may contact you via an emergency notification system.

This decision was made after consultation with fire managers. We will continue to work with fire managers to ensure public safety and prevent conflicts between citizens and fire operations.  Please refrain from unnecessary travel through these areas as fire equipment and personnel are moving through the area. Wilt Rd is closed to local and fire traffic only from Buffalo Rd north.  FS 6360 (Alder Springs Rd) is also closed at Holmes Rd.

We appreciate the cooperation and understanding of residents. 

Current maps including evacuation areas can be found at: https://deschutes.org/emergency

For fire information, you can visit the Central Oregon Fire Information site at: www.centraloregonfire.org

For American Red Cross assistance, please call 1-888-680-1455.

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Traffic Stop Leads to Seizure of Methamphetamine - 07/16/21

Released by: Detective Sergeant Doug Sullivan

Release Date: July 16, 2021

Location: Hwy 26 near MP 17 Prineville, OR

Arrested: Travis Perala (56 year old male) Prineville, OR

Charges: Possession of Methamphetamine ,Distribution of Methamphetamine, Manufacture of Methamphetamine

Over the last month, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit has been investigating Travis Perala for the ongoing sales of controlled substances in the tri-county area. On July 15, 2021, Street Crimes detectives learned Perala was returning to the tri-county area with possible controlled substances in his possession.

Detectives observed Perala traveling on a 2016 Husqvarna MC east bound on Hwy 26 near Prineville, OR. Perala was stopped near MP 17 on Hwy 26. A Crook County Sheriff’s Office K9, Jett, and his partner Sgt. Mitch Madden responded and K9 Jett alerted to the presence of controlled substances in the motorcycle Perala was operating. A subsequent search of Perala’s motorcycle revealed he was in possession of approximately 93 grams of methamphetamine (a commercial quantity), digital scale, and packaging material. Perala was also in possession of a .38 caliber handgun and a rifle. 

Perala was taken into custody on the above listed charges and lodged in the Crook County Jail. The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit was assisted by the Crook County Sheriff’s Office and the Central Oregon Drug Enforcement Team (CODE.)

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office street crimes unit focuses enforcement on street level drug cases and quality of life issues connected to property crimes throughout Deschutes County.

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, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with five K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue assist injured Mt. Biker on Swampy Lakes Trail (Photo) - 07/16/21

Released by: Deputy Kyle Joye  - Assistant Search and Rescue Coordinator

Date/time: 7-15-21 at 5:00 p.m.

Location: Swampy Lakes Mt. Bike Trail

Injured: Sundborg,Tom, 55 year old male - Bend, Oregon

 

On 07/15/21 at about 5:00 p.m., Deschutes County 911 received a phone call from a reporting party reporting an injured Mt. Biker on Swampy Lakes Mt. Bike Trail #23 about 2 miles from Swampy Lakes Snow Park.

Ten Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue volunteers along with one deputy responded to the call.  One SAR volunteer was in the area and responded via his own Mt. bike arriving within 30 minutes of the call.  This SAR volunteer began providing immediate medical aide while waiting for the remaining units to arrive. 

After an initial medical evaluation an air ambulance was requested to evacuate the injured party and Lifeflight responded to the area.  Within the next hour, the additional SAR volunteers arrived on scene both on foot and via ATV and  Lifeflight landed within approximately 0.2 miles of the patient. 

By 7:25 pm, the patient had been treated, packaged and transported the short distance to the awaiting air ambulance.  The patient was then transferred to the care of Lifeflight with life threatening injuries. 

The SAR volunteers then escorted the victim’s family down the trail, back to the snow park where remaining family waited.   

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, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with five K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue assist two injured hikers on South Sister hiking trail - 07/14/21

Released by: Deputy Kyle Joye, Assistant Search and Rescue Coordinator

Date: July 13 - 14, 2021

Location: South Sister/Moraine Lake Trail

Persons Assisted: Beverly Logan, 58 year old female, Portland, Oregon (Patient #1)

                             Janusz Jurski, 45 year old male, Beaverton, Oregon (Patient #2)

 

On 07-13-21 at about 4:06 PM, the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Special Services Unit was dispatched to an injured hiker on the South Sister Climbers Trail near the summit of South Sister.  Deschutes County Dispatch was able to obtain accurate coordinates for the injured hiker which placed her near the summit of South Sister.  Contact with the reporting party revealed Beverly Logan (patient #1) was injured and would be unable to walk down the trail without assistance.  

Airlink Air Ambulance agreed to transport two SAR volunteers partially up the trail which would reduce the time and distance required to reach the patient.  After attempting the flight, Airlink found weather/visibility conditions were so bad, they had to abort the flight.  

Nine SAR volunteers then drove to the Devils Lake Trailhead and began the hike up to the South Sister summit.  Two members of the team proceeding ahead of the main group were notified of a 2nd patient on the trail who had suffered an injury and would be unable to make it down the trail without assistance.  This patient, Janusz Jurski, was completely separate from the first patient and was found on the South Sister Climbers Trail just above Moraine Lake.  

By approximately 9:00 PM, SAR volunteers had made contact with and were providing care for both patients on the trail.  These patients were separated by at least 1.5 miles of steep and rugged terrain, requiring the rescuers to exercise extreme caution.  An additional 7 Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue volunteers were summoned and responded to the scene to assist.  In addition, weather conditions had improved and Airlink responded to the scene to assist with extrication.  

At 10:00 pm, Airlink arrived in the area but found they were unable to get close to Logan/patient #1 for removal.  Airlink landed at a lower elevation and stood by for approximately 3 hours until SAR volunteers could move Logan to their location. 

After providing medical treatment and packaging her for transport, Logan/patient #1 was moved from an area of extreme elevation and angle using both hand and wheeled litter to the waiting Airlink helicopter.  At approximately 02:57 AM Logan was released to the care of Airlink.   

At the same time, Search and Rescue medical team members assessed Jurski/patient #2's condition and prepared the hiker for transport down the trail with a wheeled litter.  After the patient was secured in the litter, he was carried about 3 miles down the trail to the trailhead where he was going to seek his own medical treatment.  Jurski was released to his family at 02:45 AM. 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank Airlink for their valuable help and assistance during this difficult rescue of two hikers. 

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, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with five K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

 

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Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue members assist injured hiker on South Sister - 07/14/21

Released by: Lt. Mike Biondi - Search and Rescue Coordinator

Date/time: 07/13/21 at 05:36 a.m.

Location: South Sister near Lewis Glacier

Injured: Sebulski, Madison - 19 years old female - Bend, Oregon

Reporting party: Sebulski, Joe 

 

On 07/13/21 at about 5:36 a.m., Deschutes County 911 received a phone call from Bob Sebulski who reported his 19 year old daughter, Madison, was injured while they were hiking South Sister.    Deschutes County dispatch was able to obtain accurate coordinates for the hiking party who were about 300 feet southwest of the peak of Lewis Glacier.

Nine Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue volunteers along with two deputies responded to the call.  Air Link was contacted and agreed assist SAR with the rescue.  Air Link transported two SAR medical team members from St. Charles Medical Center to the general area of the parties' location.  At 08:35 a.m they were able to reach and stabalize Madison.  At the same time, the remaining SAR members began to hike to their location from the Devil's Lake Trailhead. At about 10:20 a.m. the remaining SAR volunteers reached the group and began transporting Madison via wheeled litter down the trail to a safe landing zone.

Air Link was again contacted and agreed to respond and transport Madison to the hospital.  At 1:13 p.m. Air Link transported Madison to Saint Charles Medical Center - Bend with non-life threatening injuries.  The SAR volunteers then escorted Joe back to the trailhead arriving at about 3pm.

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, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with five K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

 

 

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Fatal Crash on Huntington Road - 07/14/21

Released by: Sergeant Jayson Janes

Date: July 14, 2021

Driver 1 (Deceased): Clarice Roley, 78 year old female, La Pine OR

Driver 2: Male driver, 56 year old male, Bend Or

Vehicle 1: 2018 Honda CRV

Vehicle2: 2006 Freightliner with trailer

 

On July 13, 2021 at approximately 11:14 AM the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a head on crash on Huntington Rd. near Prairie Dr. north of La Pine.

During the investigation, deputies learned Roley was driving south on Huntington Rd. and for unknown reasons crossed the center line into the path of the northbound semi-truck.

Roley was determined to be deceased at the scene. The driver of the semi-truck remained on scene and cooperated with the investigation. He was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Crash reconstruction deputies responded to assist with the investigation. The Sheriff’s Office was also assisted at the scene by the Oregon State Police, La Pine Fire and Rescue, and the Deschutes County Road Department.

This crash is still being investigated and no further information will be released at this time.

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, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with five K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue assist injured hiker at Green Lakes Trailhead - 07/08/21

 

Released by: Deputy Shane Zook, Assistant Search and Rescue Coordinator

Date: July 08, 2021

Location: Green Lakes Trailhead

Persons Assisted: Tom Jennings, 74 year old male, Bend, OR

 

On 07-08-21 at about 9:40 AM, the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Special Services Unit was dispatched to an injured hiker near Green Lakes Trailhead.  Deschutes County Dispatch was able to obtain accurate coordinates for the injured hiker.  The hiker was approximately 2.5 miles up the Green Lakes Trail from the parking lot. 

Nine Search and Rescue volunteers and two deputies responded to the rescue.  One volunteer was hiking in the area and responded quickly to the hiker's location, arriving at about 10:50 AM.  A law enforcement officer with the U.S. Forest Service also responded to the hiker's locaton.

The remaining volunteers responded to the scene and arrived on scene with medical supplies and equipment.  Search and Rescue medical team members assessed the hiker's condition and prepared the hiker for transport down the trail with a wheeled litter.  After the patient was secured in the litter, the patient was carried about 2.5 miles down the trail to the parking lot, where Bend Fire and Rescue was on scene with an ambulance.

Bend Fire and Rescue tranported the hiker to St. Charles Medical Center for further treatment.

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, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with five K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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Spike Strips Used During Pursuit, K9 Captures Driver After he Ran from Stolen Vehicle - 07/07/21

Released by: Sergeant Jayson Janes

Date: July 7, 2021

Arrested: Jalen Miller, 27 year old male, Bend OR

Vehicle: 2016 Ford F350

Charges: Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Aggravated Theft, Attempt to Elude Felony, Attempt to Elude Misdemeanor, Criminal Mischief I, Reckless Endangering (6 counts), Reckless Driving, Driving While Suspended Misdemeanor, and Resisting Arrest

 

On July 7, 2021 at approximately 4:10 AM a deputy with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office was driving in the area of Johnson Rd. and Tumalo Reservoir Rd. when he observed a truck driving at a high rate of speed. The deputy was able to catch up to the truck in the area of Hwy 20 near Fryrear Rd. and observed the truck pass another vehicle in a no passing area. The deputy attempted to stop the truck, but the truck refused to stop. The deputy pursued the truck until the pursuit was discontinued due to the driver’s reckless driving. Deputies observed the vehicle drive onto Fryrear Rd. off of Hwy 126. Deputies set up in the area with Spike Strips in an attempt to get the truck to stop. A deputy was in the area of Fryrear Rd. and Hwy 20 with spike strips when the truck drove by. The spike strips were successful in deflating two of the truck’s tires.

Deputies again attempted to stop the truck, but it refused to stop. The Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT) was utilized in an attempt to get the truck to stop. The PIT maneuver was successful and the truck was stopped in the area of Hwy 20 and Dayton Rd.

The driver later identified as Jalen Miller attempted to flee from the vehicle after it had stopped. Miller was captured by K9 Ronin and his partner Deputy Mangin. Miller refused to comply with deputies and resisted arrest. Miller was ultimately bit by Ronin while he was resisting arrest.

After the pursuit deputies learned the Ford F350 had been reported stolen from a Bend business on July 6, 2021.

Miller was transported to St. Charles for evaluation due to the K9 bite. He was later transported to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Jail where he was lodged on the above mentioned charges.

Two deputies also received minor injuries while attempting to take Miller into custody. They were evaluated at St. Charles and returned to duty.

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, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with five K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue assist injured hiker at Smith Rock State Park - 07/04/21

Released by: Deputy Shane Zook, Assistant Search and Rescue Coordinator

Date: July 4th, 2021

Location:   Smith Rock State Park

Persons Assisted:   Zsolt Mar - 35 year old male, Bend, Or.

                                  

On 07-04-21 at about 11:32 AM, a Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Special Services Deputy was dispatched to an injured hiker at the Smith Rock State Park.  The hiker was unable to walk back to the parking lot on his own and required the assistance of Search and Rescue.

Thirteen Search and Rescue volunteers and two Special Services Deputies assisted in the rescue. 

The injured hiker was located on the back side of the park, near Monkey Face.  The Redmond Fire Department responded to the call with their raft, which was used to ferry rescuers across the crooked river, allowing Search and Resuce volunteers to reach the patient much quicker.

Volunteers reached the hiker, assessed his medical condition, and then loaded him into a wheeled litter.  The hiker was carried in the wheeled litter down to the river, where he was ferried across the river in the Redmond Fire Department's raft.  The hiker chose to seek further medical treatment on his own and refused transport via ambulance.

All Search and Rescue volunteers were secured by 3:00PM. 

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, 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 over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Volunteers assists injured bicyclist on Tiddlywinks trail (Photo) - 07/03/21

Released by: Deputy Aaron Myers, Assistant Search and Rescue Coordinator

Date: 07/03/2021

Person Assisted: Lanford, Jeremy, 44 year old male, Bend, Oregon

Narrative:

On July 3, 2021, at approximately 0900 hours, 911 Dispatch received a call regarding a bicycle crash on the Tiddlywinks trail off Century Drive. The reporting person advised the injured rider, Jeremy Lanford, sustained injures that prevented him from making it further down the trail without assistance from Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Volunteers. 

13 DCSO SAR Volunteers responded to the scene, reaching Lanford at 1025 hours. Lanford was evaluated and treated on scene by SAR Volunteers. Lanford was able to walk on his own to a forest service road and was released to friends on scene. Lanford was going to seek further medical evaluation on his own. 

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, 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 over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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Fire in Sisters Started by Escaped Cooking Fire - 07/01/21

Released by: Sergeant Jayson Janes

Date: July 1, 2021

Location: USFS land 100 spur rd. west of the City of Sisters

Cited: Bryan Baumann, 42 year old male, USFS land Sisters

Charges: Reckless Burning

 

On July 1, 2021 at approximately 10:47 AM the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a fire on USFS land west of the City of Sisters.

Upon arrival the fire was approximately 25 yards in diameter. The fire department was able to get a line around the fire and keep it from spreading.

It was determined that Bryan Baumann was camping in the area and had started a cooking fire. The fire escaped and quickly started spreading. Baumann attempted to put the fire out, but was unable to do so. Baumann ran to a nearby business to get help.

Baumann was transported by ground ambulance to St. Charles in Redmond with non-life threatening injuries. Baumann was issued a citation to appear for Reckless Burning.

No evacuations were necessary due to the location and size of the fire.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Black Butte Police Department.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind everyone that camp fires are currently not allowed in dispersed campsites. They are only allowed in designated campgrounds and in a fire ring.

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, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with five K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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Hop in the Spa Owner Arrested for Sex Abuse, Harassment, and Performing Illegal Massages in Sisters - 07/01/21

Released by: Sgt. Jayson Janes

Release Date: July 1, 2021

Arrested: Michael Boyle, 60 year old male, Bend OR

Location: Hop in the Spa, 371 West Cascade Avenue, Sisters         

Charges:   Practice of Massage without a license Prohibited (3 Counts), Sex Abuse III (1 Count)       

                    Harassment (1 Count)

On 6/30/21 at approximately 9:48 PM, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Deputies with the City of Sisters and Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Detectives served a search warrant at Hop in the Spa in the City of Sisters. The search warrant was served after a long term investigation into the business and its owner, Michael Boyle of Bend. Boyle was reported to be performing massages in the business without a license to do so. One adult female reported to be a victim of Sexual Abuse III and Harassment while at the spa. 

Deputies contacted Michael Boyle at Hop in the Spa and placed him under arrest on the above listed charges.  Boyle was later lodged at the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Jail. 

Through the investigation, investigators learned Boyle had performed massages on several women without being licensed to do so.  Investigators believe there are other citizens who may have received a massage from Boyle in the past. Those citizens are encouraged to contact Deputy Michael Hudson at 541-693-6911 reference case 21-30013. 

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, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with five K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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Single Vehicle Fatal Crash at Wickiup Reservoir - 06/29/21

Released by: Sergeant Jayson Janes

Date: June 29, 2021

Driver: 17 year old male, Bend OR

Deceased: 16 year old male, Bend OR

Passenger: 16 year old male, Bend OR

Passenger: 17 year old male, Bend OR

Passenger: 17 year old female, Bend OR

Vehicle: 2008 Ford F150

Charges: Criminally Negligent Homicide, DUII alcohol, Reckless Endangering and Reckless Driving

 

On June 28, 2021 at approximately 11:49 PM the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a motor vehicle crash at Wickiup Reservoir. The vehicle was reported to be occupied while it was submerged under water.

Upon arrival deputies observed the Ford F150 completely under water. They also learned that there had been a total of five people in the vehicle when it crashed into the water, and all but one had been able to get out of the vehicle.

Two of the passengers were transported to St. Charles in Bend by ground ambulance with serious injuries. A third passenger went to St. Charles by private vehicle with non-life threatening injuries.

During the investigation, deputies determined the driver had been driving under the influence of alcohol and driving recklessly on the lakebed at the time of the crash.

The driver was later lodged at the Deschutes County Juvenile Detention Center on the above mentioned charges.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted on scene by a search and rescue dive team, the Bend Police Department, Deschutes County Medical Examiner’s Office, and the La Pine Fire Department.

This case is still active and no further information will be released at this time.

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, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with five K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

 

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Two Pursuits Over the Weekend. Spike Strips Used on Both Vehicles and Both Drivers Taken Into Custody (Photo) - 06/28/21

Released by: Sergeant Jayson Janes

Date: June 28, 2021

Driver Pursuit #1: Tasha Delane Winkle, 38 year old female, Redmond, OR

Charges: Attempt to Elude Felony, Reckless Driving, and Parole Warrant

Passenger: Sara Jayne Gittins, 43 year old female, Redmond, OR

Charge: Warrant

Vehicle: 2004 Nissan Xterra

 

On June 25, 2021 at approximately 8:30 PM a deputy observed a Nissan Xterra driving in the area of the Desert Terrace Mobile Home Park on Hwy 97 south of Redmond. The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle near mile post 126 on Hwy 97 based on a registration violation and suspicious behavior from the driver and passenger of the vehicle.

The driver failed to stop and ultimately attempted to elude the deputy. The deputy pursued the vehicle for a short distance before discontinuing it due to safety concerns for the public. Deputies observed the vehicle turn onto Gift Road. Deputies drove to the area and set up spike strips in the area of Gift Rd and 93rd Street. The spike strips were successfully deployed and the vehicle ultimately stopped in the area of Journey Avenue and 85th Place.

Both the driver and passenger were detained without incident. The driver was identified as Tasha Winkle, and the passenger was identified as Sara Gittins.

Both subjects were transported to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Jail where they were lodged on the above mentioned charges.

 

Pursuit #2

Driver: Chad Lawrence Griffin, 31 year old male, Terrebonne, OR

Charges: Attempt to Elude Felony, Reckless Driving, Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon, Warrant out of Clackamas County, and Parole Warrant

Vehicle: 1998 Ford Mustang

On June 27, 2021 at approximately 10:00 AM a deputy observed a 1998 Ford Mustang in the area of Smith Rock Way and 11th St in Terrebonne. The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle for failing to obey a traffic control device and expired registration. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop for the deputy and attempted to elude. The deputy pursued the vehicle on Lower Bridge Rd. for a couple of miles, but discontinued the pursuit due to safety concerns.

Deputies responded to the area and a deputy was able to set up spike strips on Holmes Rd. near mile post 1. The spike strips were successful and the vehicle stopped a short distance later on Holmes Rd.

Deputies contacted the driver identified as Chad Griffin and took him into custody without incident.

Griffin was lodged in the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Jail on the above mentioned charges.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Oregon State Police.

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, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with five K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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** UPDATE ** Fake Contractor Arrested For Five New Thefts in Deschutes County (Photo) - 06/28/21

Released by: Sgt Kent Vander Kamp

Arrested: Quesada, Jacob I.C.       Age: 29         Lodi, California

Charges:  Theft I by Deception or Fraud X5

*** UPDATED June 28th, 2021 ***

On May 27th, 2021 Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Detectives arrested Jacob Quesada after a several-month investigation into a fraudulent contractor scheme in Crook and Deschutes Counties. After his May arrest, Detectives asked the public for additional victims to come forward. On June 23rd, 2021, Detectives arrested Quesada for an additional five Theft by Deception / Fraud cases in Deschutes County. Two additional cases are pending in Crook County. 

Detectives believe there are additional victims of Quesada’s scam in the central Oregon area. In all of the cases, Facebook was the primary advertising source, Names used by Quesada on Facebook included Jay Q, Jay Que, Jacob Quesada, Jay Winz or Quesada Handyman Service with addresses in La Pine, Los Banos, CA or Lodi, CA. 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office asks anyone who has been a victim of this scam, and has not already made a report, to call Sergeant Kent Vander Kamp at 541-550-4869 or 541-693-6911 to make a report. Reference case # 21-22798

**** END OF UPDATE ****

In March 2021, a Detective with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office began receiving information from several citizens throughout Deschutes and Crook County regarding “Quesada Handyman Service” and Jacob Quesada.

Citizens reported that money was being paid to Quesada for residential and commercial flooring, decking, and painting installations. Oregon law requires contractor's licenses and insurance for these services. Quesada is not licensed nor insured to conduct these services.

Quesada often advertised these services on Facebook and would communicate with victims on the social media platform. Victims would provide down-payments to Quesada during an in-person meeting. In some instances, Quesada would never return. Other times, Quesada would begin the work and discontinue mid-project, or the work was sub-standard.

During the investigation, Deschutes County Detectives located a victim in Crook County that lost substantial money to Quesada. Earlier this month, the Deschutes County Detective presented the case to the Crook County District Attorney’s Office and an arrest warrant was obtained.

Detectives believe Quesada is a California resident and returns to the central Oregon area to pursue this scam regularly. While searching for Quesada, he was stopped in Bend for a traffic violation and arrested for the Crook County theft warrant.

Detectives believe there are other victims of Quesada’s scam in the central Oregon area. The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office asks anyone who has been a victim of this scam to call Sergeant Kent Vander Kamp at 541-550-4869 or 541-693-6911 to make a report. Reference case # 21-22798

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office also reminds citizens that they should use caution and due diligence when hiring a contractor. The Oregon Construction Contractors Board website offers quality resources to help avoid common scams and confirm a professional’s license status.

Quesada was lodged in the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Jail on the above-mentioned charge. This investigation is ongoing and additional charges are anticipated.

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, 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 over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue perform three simultaneous missions around the county. - 06/26/21

Released by: Deputy Shane Zook, Assistant Search and Rescue Coordinator

Date: June 25, 2021

Location:   Mission 1 - Broken Top, Mission 2 - South Sister, Mission 3 - Frederick Butte Rd

Persons Assisted:   Mission 1 - Matthew Condon, 32 year old male, Forest Grove, Or

                              Mission 2 - Giuseppe Amato, 36 year old mlae, Vancouver, Wa

                              Mission 3 - Rose Jardine, 32 year old female, Portland, Or

                                  

On the evening of 06-25-21, the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Team assisted with three separate missions around the county. 

At about 5:54 PM, a Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Special Services Deputy was dispatched to an injured hiker near Broken Hand, which is a small peak to the north east of Broken Top.  A hiker had taken a fall, which resulted in injures, requiring immediate medical attention and evacuation.  The Deputy immediately paged out for SAR volunteers and also made contact with Air Link.  Air Link agreed assist SAR with the rescue.  Air Link transported three SAR volunteers from St. Charles Medical Center to the location of the patient.  SAR volunteers stabalized the patient and carried him to the area where the helicopter was able to land.  The patient was transported via Air Link back to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend for further treament.  The SAR volunteers on scene escorted another hiking partner and their dog back to the trailhead at Three Creeks Lake.  All SAR volunteers were back in quarters and secured by 2:15 AM.  

At 8:07 PM, A Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Special Services Deputy was advised of a lost hiker near the South Sister Climbers Trail.  A hiker had separated from his group while on the South Sister Climber's Trail.  The hiker headed back towards the trailhead by himself and took a wrong turn.  The hiker ended up on the Pacific Crest Trail and relayed to the rest of his party that he was lost, just before his phone died.  SAR volunteers were sent to the area to begin checking trails.  SAR volunteers left a note for the hiker on his vehicle to call 911 if he made it back to his vehicle.  Just before 12:00 AM, the hiker made his way out to Cascade Lakes HIghway about 5 miles south of Devils Lake.  The hiker flagged down a motorist and received a ride back to his car, where he found the note and called in.  All SAR volunteers were back in quarters and secured by 1:41 AM. 

At about 10:40 PM, A Deschutes Couny Sheriff's Office Special Services Deputy was dispatched to a lost motorist near Fredrick Butte Road, which is on the south side of Highway 20 east, between Brothers and Hampton.  Dispatch provided the deputy with coordinates for the lost motorist.  The motorist had left all roads and was driving through a vast area of sage brush.  The deputy attempted to guide the motorist back towards a road by phone, but that attempt failed.  The deputy drove out the the area, located the lost driver and guided them back to Highway 20. 

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, 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 over 200,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 259 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 191 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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