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Feb-28-2014 10:57printcomments

New Tips Sought Regarding Specific Information in Murder of Grady Waxenfelter

Sheriff's Office seeks information on suspect in fatal shooting of county employee.

Dirck White
Dirck White is considered armed and dangerous

(SALEM) - Investigators working on this case involving a suspect named Dirck White, have uncovered new evidence and are seeking the public's assistance with the following:

Detectives believe White, or someone with knowledge of White's whereabouts, may have been in the area of the Ankeny Hill Wildlife Refuge near Jefferson, Oregon(South of Salem near I-5) between Friday, February 21 and Monday February 24, 2014.

Anyone in the area during this timeframe that may have observed any person, vehicle or circumstance that might assist in solving this case is asked to provide that information using any of the methods listed below. Persons who might have been in the area during that time or who may have knowlege of the area during this time period are encouraged to call without hesitation, as bringing White to justice is a very high priority and no piece of information is considered insignificant.

Anyone with knowledge of White's whereabouts is asked to call the CCSO Tipline.

It is understandable that there will be questions about the nature of the evidence that has led to this request for information, but to preserve the integrity of this investigation that datum cannot be revealed at this time.

If you see White call 911, he is considered armed and dangerous.

White's vehicle, silver 2004 Mercedes 320 with Washington license plate ANB7070 is still outstanding.

Clackamas County Detectives and Deputy United States Marshals continue to actively seek out Dirck White to serve a valid arrest warrant for murder. There is a $7,500 reward for information leading to White's arrest.

If you would like to provide information regarding suspected criminal activity, you can call the Sheriff's Office Tip Line at (503) 723-4949 or you can fill out the e-mail form that can be found at http://www.clackamas.us/sheriff/forms/tip.html

You can also submit tips via anonymous cell-phone text message. To submit a crime tip to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office from a cell phone, all you have to do is send a text message to CRIMES (274637 on your phone keypad) -- with the keyword CCSO as the first word in the message body. FOR EXAMPLE: A tipster could send the following tip to CRIMES (274637 on your phone keypad): "CCSO John Doe has information about a crime."

UPDATE (MON., FEB. 10): $7,500 REWARD FOR INFO LEADING TO DIRCK WHITE ARREST; MARSHALS JOIN MANHUNT; NEW SUSPECT FOOTAGE; NEW SUSPECT INFO -- INCLUDING WEAPONS CHARGE, WANTED FOR CHILD SEX-CRIME QUESTIONING; VICTIM FUND ESTABLISHED

NEW $7.5k REWARD FOR INFO

A $7,500 reward is in place for information leading to the arrest of homicide suspect DIRCK WHITE. Clackamas County is offering $5,000 for info, and O'Malley Brothers Trucking is offering an additional $2,500.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is now working with the U.S. Marshals in the manhunt for White, who is believed to have murdered Clackamas County weighmaster Grady Waxenfelter.

NEW SUSPECT FOOTAGE

Attached photo/video is from footage taken of suspect Dirck White at a local store just days before the Feb. 6 murder.

If you see Dirck White or the suspect vehicle -- a four-door 2004 Mercedes 320 bearing Washington license plate ANB7070 -- call 911 immediately. Do not approach, as White is still considered armed and dangerous.

NEW SUSPECT INFO; WEAPONS CHARGE IN WA; WANTED FOR CHILD SEX-CRIME QUESTIONING

At the time of the Feb. 6 murder, White was a delivery driver for O'Malley Brothers Trucking in Estacada.

The owner and staff of O'Malley Brothers trucking have been very cooperative with investigators.

Murder victim and Clackamas County weighmaster Grady Waxenfelter had reportedly stopped Dirck White while White was driving a truck hauling wood for not having a license plate on the trailer.

Clackamas County detectives have been in contact with the Pierce County Sheriff's Office in Washington. Pierce County has an active warrant for White's arrest on a weapons charge. White is also a suspect and wanted for questioning for a sex crime regarding the rape of a child in Pierce County.

CCPOBF ESTABLISHES GRADY WAXENFELTER FUND FOR VICTIM'S FAMILY

A donation fund has been set up by the Clackamas County Peace Officers Benevolent Foundation (CCOBF). CCPOBF has no overhead fees -- 100% of donations go directly to the Waxenfelter family to help cover expenses.

Donations can be made at any Clackamas County Federal Credit Union Branch or can be mailed to CCPOBF, P.O. Box 678, Clackamas, OR 97015 -- with donations made out to "CCPOBF" with "Grady Waxenfelter Fund" in the in the memo line.

More info on the CCPOBF can be found at http://ccpobf.org/

[END UPDATE]

UPDATE (FRIDAY 2/7/2014, 9:45 A.M.): SUSPECT BULLETIN RELEASED

Attached to this release in JPEG and PDF formats is a new suspect bulletin for homicide suspect DIRCK MORGAN WHITE -- 41 years old, from Edgewood, WA. It includes photos of the suspect and suspect vehicle, a 2004 Mercedes 320 bearing Washington license plate ANB7070.

Call 911 if you see Dirck White. He is considered armed and dangerous. ________

EARLIER (2/7/14, 9 a.m.)

The victim in this case has been identified as Grady Waxenfelter, a weighmaster in the Transportation Maintenance Division of Clackamas County.

Grady came to Clackamas County in 1987 as a mechanic, was promoted to senior mechanic in 1999 and served as a County weighmaster since 2005. The Sheriff's Office offers its deepest condolences to his family, friends, and co-workers.

Attached to this release are photos of the actual suspect vehicle in this case. This is a 2004 Mercedes 320 bearing the Washington license plate of ANB7070.

Please call 911 if you see this vehicle or have information regarding the whereabouts of DIRCK MORGAN WHITE. He is considered armed and dangerous.

Investigators are working around the clock to track down the suspect in this case. _________

EARLIER:

On Thursday, Feb. 6 at 10:48 a.m., Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a reported shooting on Hwy. 224 near Amsigger Road outside of Barton. The shooting is considered a homicide, and suspect Dirck Morgan White -- 41, of Edgefield, WA -- is still at large and considered armed and dangerous. Tips are sought. If you see Dirck White, call 911 immediately.

At 10:48 a.m., an unknown caller contacted 911 to report a person had been fatally shot. Deputies arrived and discovered the deceased was a Clackamas County weighmaster.

At this writing, SWAT and other first responders are searching for suspect Dirck Morgan White and his vehicle -- a silver 4-door 2004 Mercedes 320 bearing the Washington license plate ANB7070. Full description below.

Deputies closed Highway 224 between Bakers Ferry Rd. (on the west side) and Hwy. 224 and 211 (on the east side), and also closed Amsigger Road while CRAFT (Crime Reconstruction and Forensic Team) and CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) responded to the crime scene. Highway 224 and Amsigger Rd are now re-opened.

Complete family notifications are still underway, and we will release the victim information at a later date.

SUSPECT INFO, PHOTOS; TIPS SOUGHT

Based on evidence gathered at the scene, a suspect has been identified. Police are searching for DIRCK MORGAN WHITE -- 41 years old, from Edgewood, WA. Suspect photos are attached. He is considered armed and dangerous. White is wanted on a weapons offense out of Pierce County, Washington.

Dirck White was last seen driving a silver 4-door 2004 Mercedes 320 bearing the Washington license plate ANB7070.

If you see homicide suspect Dirck White, do NOT engage him -- call 911 or contact your local law enforcement.

[END]

News release from Clackamas County Sheriffs Office

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