Deschutes Co. Sheriff's Office

On January 17, 2021 at approximately 3:40 p.m., the Deschutes County Sheriff’s office received a report of a vehicle being shot at a long-term camp in the area of USFS road 1510 near the 450 spur, approximately 5 miles west of Sisters.  A green mid 1990’s Chevrolet Tahoe had been shot multiple times by an unknown subject near the camp. This vehicle was in very close proximity to a tent that was being used for housing.

The occupants of the camp called 911 and deputies responded to the area and were assisted by a US Forest Service Law Enforcement Officer.  Additionally, a USFS Law Enforcement K-9 responded to search the area extensively, however no suspects were located. In the last week, deputies have conducted multiple interviews and have searched the area for additional evidence.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging the public to contact the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office at 541-693-6911, if they have any further information on this case.

The investigation is active and ongoing.

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.