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ODF Tightens Fire Restrictions in North Cascade Forests

Eleven fires have burned 420 acres in the district so far this year.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - Oregon Fire Season The hot, dry weather expected over the next several days has prompted the Oregon Department of Forestry to tighten fire safety restrictions in the North Cascade District, which provides wildfire protection to private and public forestlands in Clackamas, Marion, northern Linn and eastern Multnomah counties.

On July 11 a "Regulated-Use" closure went into effect, aimed at reducing the chance of fires starting from public activities in the forest.

Read Full Article (May-07-2014 08:26)

Can Multnomah County Help Black Youth Stay Out of Juvenile Court?

In 2001 Multnomah County was hailed nationally for its success in reducing the disproportionate numbers of Black and Hispanic youth in juvenile detention.

(PORTLAND The Skanner) - Youth danced outside the Rosewood Cafe in East Portland in 2012 Black youth in Multnomah County are 4.68 times more likely to end up in juvenile court than white youth. Once involved with the juvenile justice system Hispanic youth in Multnomah County are more than three times as likely as white youth to go to a secure juvenile prison.

And the racial disparities in Multnomah County, home to 49 percent of Black youth and 16 percent of Hispanic youth are worse than for the State of Oregon overall.

Read Full Article (Aug-11-2010 21:59)

Detectives Seek Public Help in Kyron Horman Case

Investigators release new photos and requests.

(PORTLAND,Ore.) - Kyron Horman is a missing second-grader from Portland A press conference was held today to discuss the situation surrounding the disappearance of seven-year old Kyron Horman, a missing second grader from Portland who disappeared in early June.

Lt. Mary Lindstrand with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office says law enforcement is seeking assistance from the public in several areas.

Read Full Article (May-01-2010 19:22)

Inmates on Work Crew Save Deputy`s Life

"According to EMS responders, the inmates' quick thinking and immediate action help to save the deputy's life" -Lt. Mary Lindstrand, MCSO

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - 46-year old James Robert Parker, serving time for Contempt of Court, and 45-year old Michael Wayne Smith, down on an Assault charge, thought fast and helped save a deputy's life on a jail work crew. A Multnomah County Sheriff's Office inmate work crew helped save a deputy's life‏ Friday.

Around 3:00 p.m. Friday, an MCSO Corrections deputy was overcome with medical complications while he and his inmate work crew were rendering aid to a stranded motorist.

Read Full Article (Dec-19-2009 16:09)

River Patrol Retrieves Body from Sandy River

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office ‏says positive ID on body's location saved time.

(PORTLAND, Ore) - Death Investigation Multnomah County Sheriff's Office responded to a call on the Sandy River of deceased person on the river bank today at approximately 11:35 a.m.

Lt. Mary Lindstrand with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, says the body was discovered by a man floating down river on a fishing trip. The body is an adult male. The identity is not known at this time and will be determined by the coroner.

Read Full Article (Sep-09-2009 16:18)

Sheriff`s Deputies Arrest 37 DUII Drivers over Labor Day Weekend

Sheriff's offices in this report include Washington County, Clackamas County, Multnomah County and Yamhill County.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Handcuffs As a result of a consolidated effort by the Regional Sheriff's Offices from Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington, and Yamhill counties, 37 DUII drivers were arrested and taken off of the region's roadways during the Labor Day weekend.

Deputies from the four Sheriff's Offices in the region worked extra shifts from Friday, September 4th to Monday September 7th, in an attempt to make the roads safer for holiday travelers.

Read Full Article (Jun-10-2009 13:16)

Officials Hope to Identify Woman`s Body Found in River (PHOTOS)

MCSO requests help in identifying persons remains discovered in the Willamette River

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Items located with the remains of a woman whose body was discovered May 31st in the Willamette River. Investigators in Multnomah County say that on May 31st 2009, the remains of an unidentified female were discovered in the Willamette River. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office detectives say they are working with the State Medical Examiner's Office in attempting to identify this person.

They also hope that somebody might recognize that items that were recovered on the woman's body. They hope to establish leads that will help in identifying this person.

Read Full Article (May-27-2009 16:50)

Sheriff Goes Back to the Beginning in Basic Police School

The agency that trains police in Oregon can grant a waiver if the applicant "has current knowledge and skills…" , but veteran cop Bob Skipper was sent back to square one.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Sheriff Sheriff at the range Multnomah Sheriff Bob Skipper is preparing to go back to the four-month Basic Police Recruit Academy, beginning June 22nd 2009.

Lt. Mary Lindstrand, Public Information Officer with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, says that in preparation, Sheriff Skipper has been increasing his physical fitness routines, going through firearms qualifications and cutting down on fast food.

Read Full Article (May-18-2009 02:32)

Portland Man Drowns in Spite of Rescue Effort

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office wants to remind the public that this time of the year, the waters in the rivers are cold, high and fast moving.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Drowning investigation Investigators say a 21-year old Portland man drowned Sunday night after being swept away by fast moving currents, while swimming in the Sandy River.

Lt. Mary Lindstrand with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, says Kirk Alexander Dunn was swimming with friends at the Sandy River near the Troutdale Bridge when he was caught by in swift current.

Read Full Article (May-03-2009 21:45)

Deputy Attacked and Assaulted Because No One Would Accept Inmate`s Collect Call

The deputy was transported to a local hospital for treatment of her injuries. She has been released from the hospital.

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - 40-year old Larry Clifford Lande A corrections deputy at the Multnomah County Jail was reportedly attacked by an inmate at approximately 2:00 a.m. Sunday.

Deputy Dawn Hathaway was assaulted by 40-year old Larry Clifford Lande, a spokesman said. Lande approached the Deputy work station and complained about not being able to have someone accept a collect call.

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