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Information Requested on Suspicious Vehicle in Deschutes Riverwoods (Photo) - 05/08/21

****UPDATE****

Male Subject Has Been Identified

Released by: Sergeant Jayson Janes

Date: May 8, 2021

The driver involved in the incident contacted the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office after hearing the report on the news. Deputies met with the subject and interviewed him. Based on all of the statements received throughout the investigation, there is no evidence to suggest this was an attempted abduction. The subject is of no further interest. 

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Released by: Sergeant Jayson Janes

Date: May 8, 2021

 

Vehicle: black Subaru Forester or similar vehicle with a ladder attached to the roof.

 

 

On 05/07/21, the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office was alerted to a Facebook post on the Deschutes Riverwoods Community Facebook group, of a possible attempted child abduction, which occurred recently in the area of Cinder Butte Rd and Navajo Rd.

On May 5, 2021 a call was made to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office. The caller reported observing a suspicious vehicle pull up next to a teenage girl on Cinder Butte Rd, near Navajo Rd, the girl shook her head no to the driver and the vehicle sped off.  DCSO received no further reports regarding this incident.

Deputies eventually learned who the girl was and were later able to get a statement from her about the incident. She had been dropped off by the school bus on May 5, 2021 around 3:00 and 3:30 PM. When she was in the area of Cinder Butte Rd. and Navajo Rd. a black sedan with a ladder attached to the roof drove up alongside her and asked if she needed a ride. She told him no, and he drove away.

The driver was described as a white male in his early 20’s, black hair, and light facial hair.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the male from this incident. If you know who the male subject is, or if you have information on any similar incidents, please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 541-693-6911 reference case 21-23377.

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 SAR Volunteers locate missing male near Tumalo Lake Lodge - 05/02/21

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

Date: May 1, 2021

Location: Tumalo Lake Lodge

Located: Hardeman-Wood, Owen,  25 year old male, Shoreline, WA 

On May 1, 2021, at 2250 hours 911 Dispatch received a report of a missing 25 year old male near Tumalo Lake Lodge. The missing, Owen Hardeman-Wood, had left on foot from the lodge area and said he was going for a walk around the lake. When Hardeman-Wood did not come back, the family went to look for him prior to calling Dispatch. 

Two Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Deputies responded to the area and began an initial search for Hareman-Wood. 7 Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Voluneers, consisting of trackers and two K-9 Teams responded as well.

Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue K9 Hunter, with K9 handler Jenny Reindel, tracked Hardeman-Wood and located him a little over 0.5 miles away from the lodge. Hardeman-Wood was located by K9 Hunter and K9 Handler Jenny Reindel at 0244 hours. 

Hardeman-Wood was uninjured and reunited with his family. 

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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China Hat Rollover Crash (Photo) - 04/30/21

MEDIA RELEASE  

China Hat Rollover Crash

 

Released by: Sgt. Aaron Harding         

Release Date: April 30, 2021

 

Driver #1: Juvenile male, 16, Bend, Oregon

Vehicle #1: 2004 Toyota Tundra

 

 

NARRATIVE:

 

On April 30, 2021, at about 7:23 p.m., deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a single vehicle crash on USFS Road 1815 near China Hat Rd.  Responding deputies arrived and found a Black 2004 Toyota pickup truck on its side after apparently rolling over several times. 

 

The initial investigation determined the vehicle was northbound on USFS Road 1815 at a high rate of speed for the conditions.  The driver lost control of the vehicle as it fishtailed and then rolled over several times.

 

The vehicle was occupied by five juvenile males ranging in age from 15 to 16.  Three juveniles were in the cab of the pickup, and two juveniles were riding in the bed of the pickup.  The two juveniles in the bed of the pickup were thrown from the vehicle as it rolled over. 

 

Bend Fire Department personnel responded and treated several juveniles for injuries. 

 

Three of the juveniles were transported to the emergency room at St. Charles Medical Center by Bend Fire Department personnel, and at least one sustained serious injuries.  A fourth juvenile was admitted to the emergency room after being transported there by his mother. 

 

All the families of the involved juveniles have been notified.  The driver of the pickup was cited for one count of Reckless Driving and 4 counts of Recklessly Endangering Another Person.

 

 

 

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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Assault and Menacing Suspect Arrested - 04/21/21

Released by: Lt. William Bailey

Release Date: April 21, 2021                                          

Location: 67000 block Harrington Loop Road

Arrested: Lingo, Thomas L.        Age: 49          Bend, Oregon

Charges:  Assault 4, Menacing, Unlawful Use of a Weapon

NARRATIVE:

On April 21, 2021, at approximately 1:21am, deputies with the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to an assault that had occurred at a residence in the 67000 block of Harrington Loop Road.  Responding deputies learned Thomas Lingo had assaulted another subject at the residence.  During the assault, it was also reported Lingo had pointed a firearm at the adult male victim.  Lingo and the victim live on the same property, but they do not reside in the same residence.

DCSO deputies, along with City of Bend Police officers and an Oregon State Police trooper arrived on scene and attempted to contact Lingo through verbal communications.  Initial attempts to contact Lingo were unsuccessful.  DCSO SWAT Team members were then called out to the location.  The DCSO SWAT Team was able to assist the victim and other family members with safely leaving the property.  They were then able to take Lingo into custody and recover the firearm he possessed during the assault.

Lingo was transported to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Adult Jail where he was booked on charges of Assault 4, Menacing, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. 

The City of Bend Police Department supported with a drone and armored vehicle during the incident.  DCSO would like to thank Bend PD and the Oregon State Police for their assistance.    

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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Star Chase Deployed During Pursuit Subject Later Located and Arrested - 04/19/21

Released by: Sergeant Jayson Janes

Date: April 19, 2021

Arrested: Justin Dean Merritt, 39 year old male, Sisters

Charges: Attempt to Elude (felony), Reckless Driving, and Interfere With a Police Officer

Vehicle: 2004 GMC Yukon

 

On April 18, 2021 at approximately 11:15 AM, a Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office deputy was driving in the area of Hwy. 20 and S. Pine St. in the City of Sisters. The deputy observed a 2004 GMC Yukon on S. Pine St.  The registration for the vehicle showed to be expired. There was also history of this vehicle being associated with a subject the deputy knew was currently wanted on pending criminal charges.  

The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle and it immediately turned onto a dirt road and continued driving in an attempt to elude the deputy. The deputy pursued the vehicle for a short distance until it turned back toward the City of Sisters. The deputy discontinued the pursuit due to safety concerns. A deputy later observed the vehicle driving on Fryrear Rd. toward Hwy 126. The deputy followed the vehicle from a distance, advising other deputies of their location. Another deputy observed the vehicle near Buckhorn Rd. and Hwy 126. That deputy was able to successfully tag the vehicle with a Star Chase GPS dart. Deputies discontinued following the vehicle, and began tracking it remotely.

The GPS tracker showed the vehicle was stationary on BLM land off of Buckhorn Rd. Deputies located the vehicle and made contact with the only occupant of the vehicle. The subject later identified as Justin Merritt refused to obey commands to exit the vehicle. Deputies worked to de-escalate the situation and negotiated with Merritt for close to an hour before he agreed to exit the vehicle.

Merritt was taken into custody without incident and lodged in the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Jail on the above mentioned charges.

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 assists injured Hiker at Smith Rock (Photo) - 04/18/21

Released by:      Dep. Kyle Joye, Assistant Search and Rescue Coordinator

Occurred:           4-18-21      1301 hours 

Location:            Smith Rock State Park

Rescued:           Marks, Raili 36 year old female            Seattle, Washington

                       

 

  NARRATIVE:

On 4/18/21 at about 1:01 PM, Deschutes County Dispatch received a 911 call from an injured hiker at Smith Rock State Park.  The hiker, Raili Marks, had injured herself while hiking on Misery Ridge.  It was reported that Marks was near the Misery Ridge overlook and could not walk without assistance.  Ten Deschutes County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue volunteers, along with one Deputy, and members of the Redmond Fire Department responded to the scene.

Redmond Fire Department medics arrived on scene, hiked up to the patient and began to provide medical care while SAR volunteers responded to assist with extrication.  SAR volunteers hiked up to Marks location where she was loaded into the wheeled litter and transported down the Misery Ridge Trail to a waiting ambulance.  Marks was transported by ambulance to St. Charles Medical Center in Redmond for further medical 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 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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Driver arrested for DUII - 04/17/21

 

Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office

63333 Highway 20 West

Bend, Oregon 97703

541- 388-6655

 

MEDIA RELEASE  

Driver arrested for DUII

 

Released by: Lt. Don Manning

Release Date: 04/17/21

 

Location: Bend Parkway near Murphey Road

 

Arrested: Jamie Caron-Clarkson 44 years old          

 

Charges: DUII

 

NARRATIVE:

 

On 4/16/21 at approximately 2300 hours, the Bend Police Department responded to a motor vehicle crash on the Bend Parkway near Murphy Road.  Once Bend Police Officers were on scene and rendering aid, it was learned that one of the drivers was Jamie Caron-Clarkson. Jamie Caron-Clarkson is a non-sworn, staff member of the Bend Police Department.  It was believed Caron-Clarkson may be impaired so the investigation was immediately relinquished to the Oregon State Police and Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office for further investigation.

 

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office conducted a DUII investigation on Jamie Caron-Clarkson and arrested her for DUII via cite in lieu of custody at Saint Charles Medical Center in Bend. The crash is being investigated by the Oregon State Police.  An internal affairs investigation will be conducted to determine if Jamie Caron-Clarkson violated any policies of the Bend Police Department.

 

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, Street Crimes, 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 the nearly 190,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 230 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 187 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

 

The crash investigation is still ongoing by OSP, no further information will be released at this time.

 

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Heroin Overdose in Jail Booking Sends Bend Man to Hospital - 04/13/21

Released by: Lt. William Bailey

Release Date: April 13, 2021

NARRATIVE:

On April 13, 2021, at approximately 2:44pm, a 28 year old Bend man was booked into the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Adult Jail by the Bend Police Department on a valid felony warrant.  His warrant charges included Criminal Conspiracy I, Burglary I, Robbery I and Unlawful Use of a Weapon. In addition, he was lodged on a new charge of Resisting Arrest.

At approximately 3:20 pm, the male alerted jail staff that he wasn’t feeling well.  As deputies and jail medical staff began assessing him, he admitted to ingesting a large dose of heroin.  Soon after, he fell unconscious.  Deputies and jail medical staff began providing emergency medical care, to include administering four doses of Naloxone, or Narcan.

Bend Fire Medics were summoned simultaneously and at 3:45 pm, transported the male to St. Charles Hospital in Bend for treatment.  The male is currently in serious, but stable condition.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available. 

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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