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Klamath County Sheriff’s Office Honors Emergency Airlift Pilots, Crew and ground support personnel


The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office presented Emergency Airlift Pilots Tim Helms and Chuck Baty certificates of appreciation, for their actions as pilots during high risk flight operations in support of the Sheriff’s Office.  These operations typically took place on very short notice, in adverse weather conditions, or conditions that are high risk to the aircraft and crew.  As direct result of their participation in these operations, several subjects who committed violent crimes or fleeing police were apprehended.  Recently the aircrew located a lost person within 30 minutes of entering the search area in the Sky Lakes Wilderness.  Upon request from the Sheriff’s Office Emergency Airlift provides a helicopter and crew at no charge to the community for these types incidents. 


The Sheriff’s Office on behalf of our residents are very appreciative of Emergency Airlifts generosity and professionalism; honoring Emergency Airlift and its’ employees with a Distinguished Action Certificate.



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Tuesday, 06 May 2014 22:56

Traffic Safety Grant

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KLAMATH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE The Oregon State Sheriff’s Association (OSSA), through the Oregon Department of Transportation, has awarded the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office grant money for traffic safety totaling $ 14,000.00 DUII Grant amount awarded to Klamath County 2013/2014 = $ 13,500.00 DUII Events Thanksgiving Christmas/New Years Super Bowl Week-end Memorial Day- Weekend of May 23rd- 26th, 2014 Independence Day Labor Day   Safety Belt Blitz amount awarded to Klamath County 2013/2014 = $5,000.00 Seat…
Last modified on Tuesday, 06 May 2014 23:05
Friday, 21 March 2014 18:20


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  ROUND LAKE BURGLARIES WE NEED THE PUBLICS HELP!! On Thursday 3-20-14 Sheriffs deputies responded to a residential burglary call off of Round Lake Road, that had occurred during the later morning hours. The suspects not only took firearms, jewelry and electronics, they took two ATVs from the residence. There have been other burglaries in the immediate area that may or may not be connected, the sheriffs office is asking anyone who may have seen…
Friday, 21 March 2014 18:17


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BOATING SAFETY 2014   The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office Marine Division would like to remind everyone that the 2014 boating season has arrived in Klamath County. There are a number of planned events on Klamath County lakes and rivers this year including; multiple fishing derby’s such as the Klamath Lake Trophy Trout Fishing Derby, the annual Kinetic Challenge, swim events and two fireworks shows. Klamath County will likely continue to experience extremely low water conditions…
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 01:37

Murphy's Market robbery

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On 12-3-13 at 0509 hrs, Klamath County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an armed robbery at Murphy’s Market 4317 South Sixth Street. The suspect displayed a handgun to the clerk demanding cash. He received an undisclosed amount of cash before leaving the store. The suspect is described as male, dark complexion, 20-30 year old, 5’-11”/6’-00”, 220-240 pounds, and clean shaven; last seen wearing a black hoodie sweatshirt, blue jeans and black tennis shoes. He is…
Friday, 27 September 2013 17:37

Duck season

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Duck season starts on October 5th. KCSO Marine will be working the opening as usual and will be on the water early and focusing on navigation light violations. Navigation lights are required on all motorized boats between the hours of sunset and sunrise and during times of reduced visibility.     As these times change daily, boaters will need to be aware of actual sunset and sunrise times. Anyone stopped for a navigational light violation…
Thursday, 15 August 2013 15:09

Low Water

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Klamath County is again experiencing low water and low visibility conditions in county waterways. The KCSO Marine Division has responded to a significant number of calls for assistance for boats that have run aground or struck hazards in Klamath County waterways in recent weeks.   As a courtesy reminder KCSO Small Boat Rescue will be posting low water signage at various boat ramps throughout the county starting Sunday 8/11/2013. Due to the size of Klamath…
Thursday, 18 July 2013 00:07

Deputies recover property

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On 07/16/2013 Sheriff’s Deputies recovered a stolen vehicle near Crest Park. During the recovery the Deputies were able to identify several stolen items from various burglaries and thefts. Property was returned to three different victims. The recovered property totaled in excess of $3000.00. During the course of the investigation Deputies were able to identify a suspect, as well as close out several burglaries and thefts. No names are being released at this time do to…
Klamath/Lake counties receive funding from Oregon State Marine Board The Oregon State Marine Board has chosen to fund the Klamath County/Lake County joint application for BUII patrols in Klamath and Lake Counties. The Marine Board will provide $6,000.00 to Klamath County for the added patrol in partnership with Lake County.  
Klamath County Jail inspected by US Marshalls On June 28, 2013, Klamath County Jail was inspected by the US Marshalls Office. The inspector was pleased with the facility. No issues were noted. Congratulations Lieutenant Davidson and the entire Klamath County Jail staff, you run a tight ship.
Friday, 28 June 2013 21:18

Operation Dry Water

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  MEDIA RELEASE   Klamath County Sheriff’s officers Ramping up for Operation Dry Water 2013 Concentrated effort to curb drinking and boating slated for June 28-30, 2013   The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in Operation Dry Water June 28-30, as part of a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities related to boating under the influence (BUI). The mission of Operation Dry Water also brings awareness and education…
Tuesday, 11 June 2013 19:32


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Public Service Announcement   WARNING   Our children and young people are this community’s most valuable resource. While some things are repulsive, disgusting and we would rather not talk about them the issue of public safety trumps the aforementioned.  We at the Sheriff’s Office want to keep our community informed and to that end the following is submitted.    An incident recently occurred in this county where a person allegedly hid narcotics in there RECTUM…
Tuesday, 28 May 2013 21:33

Shooting Suspect Arrested

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Klamath County Sheriff’s Office persistence pays off, On the morning of May 28th ,2013 Sheriffs Deputies apprehended Michael Robert Horn, the man sought in connection to the shooting incident in Sprague River Oregon. On May 23rd, 2013 just before mid-night 911 dispatch received a call for service regarding a man allegedly shooting at another person Klamath County Sheriff Deputies responded and where eventually able to gain access to a residence they believed the responsible to…
Thursday, 23 May 2013 18:31

Arson Arrests

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On April 17 and April 23 Klamath County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 5 separate fires in the Bly area. The fires were log decks owned by the USFS and JWTR. All of the fires were determined to be Arson. During the course of the investigation with KCSO and USFS Law Enforcement 3 suspects were identified. All 3 suspects were arrested on 05/20/13 and lodged into the Klamath County Jail. All 3 suspects were arrested on…
Thursday, 23 May 2013 18:14

kidnap I, assault II

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On May 22, 2013 at about 1702 hours Klamath County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 3333 Shasta Way # 32 on a reported assault.  The victim alleged that he was held against his will for approximately an hour and was assaulted with a hammer by his neighbor John Snowden in Snowden’s home.  After Deputies contacted Snowden at his home space # 36 Snowden barricaded himself in his home. Snowden refused to comply with the lawful orders…
Friday, 03 May 2013 00:28

Dive Rescue/K-9 training

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Search and Rescue training   Klamath County Sheriff’s Office Dive Rescue volunteers will be assisting California Search and Rescue Dog Association (CARDA) with a training Saturday May 4th and Sunday the 5th 0900-1700 hours at Vets Park.   Susan Hobson with California Search and Rescue Dog Association (CARDA) is coordinating a K9 water training certification with master trainer, Jonni Joyce from South Dakota. The Tehama County Sheriff’s department, California, is sponsoring the event. This will…
Last modified on Friday, 03 May 2013 03:22
Thursday, 25 April 2013 23:07


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  Klamath County Sheriff's Office                                  To:              Media Press Release  From:        Frank Skrah Sheriff Klamath County Date:          Thursday, April 25, 2013  Re:             Sheriff’s “Zero Growth” Budget   The Klamath County Commissioners have a duty to provide adequate Law Enforcement services to the citizens of our County. However with the current proposed budget we will not be able to provide those services that we believe the citizens of our County need and expect! The “Craigmiles…
Last modified on Thursday, 25 April 2013 23:18
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 20:56

public safety announcement

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Public Safety Announcement On April 18th, 2013 Deputies responded to an accidental shooting where a 15 year old juvenile received a single gunshot wound to his leg. The juvenile was using a .22 caliber handgun. Handguns are very dangerous to use and handle because they are commonly carried and used with one hand. When carried with one hand when the user is moving around, if the user loses their footing the hand gun is commonly…
Tuesday, 16 April 2013 18:27

public service announcement

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT     On April 10th, 2013, Klamath County Sheriff’s office received a call from a Chiloquin resident reporting that he received a suspicious phone call. The male caller identified himself as being with the “narcotics division” and was asking for donations. The caller told the reporting party that if he would make a monetary donation that he would send him an envelope and a receipt. The reporting party stated that this is…
Last modified on Tuesday, 16 April 2013 18:33
Tuesday, 09 April 2013 18:12


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For Immediate Release                                       Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2013   Klamath County Retires Old Boat for New               Representatives from the Oregon State Marine Board along with Klamath County Sheriff Frank Skrah and Marine Patrol personnel will be on hand at Moore Park 2 on April 15, to dedicate the county’s new patrol boat.  The dedication ceremony begins at 11:30 AM.             This new, 20-foot center console aluminum jet boat (and trailer) from Rogue Jet in…
Last modified on Tuesday, 16 April 2013 18:37
Wednesday, 03 April 2013 12:46

Animal Neglect - Sprague River

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On Wednesday April 3rd, 2013, Klamath County Deputies seized 36 animals while executing a search warrant. The search warrant was the result of an animal neglect investigation in Sprague River. Animals seized include: 4 horses, 3 llamas, 2 miniature burro's, 12 dog's, 1 cat, 1 rat, 8 goats, and five juvenile goats. The investigation is ongoing, updates to follow.
Last modified on Tuesday, 09 April 2013 18:21
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