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Deputies Arrest 17 People During Two-Day Proactive Enforcement Mission (Photo) - 04/19/18

April 19, 2018 – During a two-day proactive enforcement mission, members of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Apprehension Team arrested 17 individuals for outstanding warrants and being out of compliance on sex offender registration.

Between the dates of April 17 and April 18, 2018, members of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Apprehension Team (referred to as “CAT”), in partnership with the U.S. Marshals Service, conducted an enforcement mission focused on sex offender registration compliance checks and arrest warrant enforcement.

During the two-day mission in Washington County, Criminal Apprehension Team members conducted dozens of home visits, warrant, and compliance checks. Seventeen people were arrested as a result of the enforcement mission. 

The highly trained deputies assigned to the Criminal Apprehension Team track and arrest offenders wanted for serious felony crimes. They also verify that registered sex offenders in the county remain in compliance with the laws and their registration requirements. 

The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the U.S. Marshals Service for their assistance on this important mission aimed at keeping the community safe.

A complete list of the arrested individuals and their charges are as follows:

  • Alex Nguyen, 26 of Portland, parole violation warrant
  • Amie Davis, 36 of Beaverton, failure to appear warrant (three counts)
  • Barry Westbrook, 56 of Beaverton, Clatsop County arrest warrant
  • Daniel Thompson, 27 of Beaverton, probation violation warrant
  • Denny Ghim, 48 of Tigard, failure to appear warrant (two counts)
  • Dwayne Snyder, 54 of Beaverton, out of compliance sex offender registration
  • Dylan Farris, 20 of Forest Grove, sexual abuse (10 counts) secret indictment warrant
  • Heather Handy, 22 of Beaverton, failure to appear warrant (four counts)
  • Jazman Ellett, 28 of Aloha, felon in possession of a firearm warrant
  • Jesse Banks, 30 of Portland, Clackamas County arrest warrant 
  • Justin Owens, 24 of Garden Home, failure to appear warrant (two counts)
  • Kevin Williams, 51 of Tigard, failure to appear warrant
  • Michelle Piercy, 48 of Portland, aggravated theft (three counts) and criminal mistreatment (three counts) secret indictment warrant
  • Missy Hernandez-Martinez, 28 of Cornelius, probation violation warrant
  • Tanya Lane, 33 of Beaverton, parole violation warrant
  • Zachariah Truman, 28 of Hillsboro, out of compliance sex offender registration and parole violation warrant

Attached Media Files: PDF of Media Release , Booking Photos , CAT Logo
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Scene 1
Shooting Investigation Underway on Farmington Road in Aloha (Photo) - 04/13/18

April 13, 2018 – A residence on Southwest Farmington Road was shot at multiple times overnight. The Washington County Inter-Agency Gang Enforcement Team is investigating.

On April 13, 2018, at 12:22 a.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to multiple reports of gunfire at a residence in the 14800 block of Southwest Farmington Road in the Aloha community. Deputies were told by dispatch that the suspects had fled the scene.

Deputies arriving in the area searched for the suspects but they were not located.

During the initial investigation, deputies learned that two suspects approached the house, fired upon it multiple times, and then fled on foot. Evidence of gunfire was located inside the residence. Occupants inside the house were not injured.

Based on information gathered at the scene, the Washington County Inter-Agency Gang Enforcement Team (IGET) responded and is investigating. Personnel from the Sheriff’s Office Forensic Science Unit (FSU) also responded to process the crime scene.

There is no additional information available for release at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office by calling (503) 629-0111.

Attached Media Files: PDF of Media Release , Scene 1 , Scene 2
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Scene
Woman Arrested After Crashing Stolen Vehicle Into Patrol Car and Leading Deputies on a Pursuit (Photo) - 04/12/18

April 12, 2018 – A 28-year-old Sandy woman led deputies on a pursuit after crashing a stolen vehicle into a patrol car. Deputies arrested her, and later her boyfriend, for various crimes and outstanding warrants.

On April 11, 2018, at 8:00 p.m., a Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputy conducting routine patrols located a stolen white 1990 Honda Civic parked in the lot of the Fred Meyer at 15995 Southwest Walker Road in Beaverton. While giving commands to a female occupant, she reversed the vehicle and crashed it into the patrol car, and then drove away with deputies in pursuit.

The pursuit ended on Southwest Murray Boulevard near Southwest Butner Road when deputies completed a pursuit intervention technique (PIT) and the vehicle struck a tree. The driver, 28-year old Danielle Hague of Sandy, was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries by Metro West Ambulance. Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue assisted at the crash scene.

During the investigation, deputies learned that Ms. Hague had been committing retail theft with her boyfriend when deputies located her in the stolen car. Deputies searched the Fred Meyer and found the boyfriend, 35-year-old Wayde Silva Jr. of Portland, hiding in a bathroom stall.

Mr. Silva was arrested for unauthorized use of a vehicle, identity theft, criminal trespass in the second degree, and outstanding arrest warrants for abscond and unauthorized use of a vehicle.

After being discharged from the hospital, Ms. Hague was arrested for unauthorized use of a vehicle, possession of a stolen vehicle, attempted assault on a public safety officer, attempt to elude in a vehicle, attempt to elude on foot, theft in the second degree, forging a registration, and an outstanding arrest warrant for parole violation.

Booking photos from last night's arrests will be available in the coming hours. Previous booking photos for Mr. Silva (2010) and Ms. Hague (2016) are provided. 

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Booking Photo
Man Located by Sheriff's K9 Team after Fleeing Crash Scene (Photo) - 04/07/18

April 7, 2018 – Last night, a man was located by a sheriff’s K9 team after he fled on foot from a crash scene and tried to hide. He was arrested and charged with multiple crimes.

On Friday, April 6, 2018, at 10:11 p.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies serving the City of Cornelius responded to a report of a hit and run crash at S Cherry and S 28th Street. Witnesses reported that the driver fled the scene on foot.

Deputies located a 2016 Dodge Ram that had collided with several trees and become disabled. The investigation revealed that speed played a factor in the crash.

Cpl. Micah Akin and K9 “Stark” tracked east and located the suspect, who was hiding near a home on SW 345th Avenue. He was arrested and identified as Martin S. Beals, 44, of Cornelius.

Mr. Beals is charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving, failure to perform duties of a driver when property is damaged and probation violation.

Attached Media Files: Media Release , Booking Photo , Scene
Deputy Wilde and Jedi
Deputy Wilde and Jedi
Update: Citizen Recovers Missing Dog in Clackamas (Photo) - 04/06/18

April 6, 2018 – “Jedi,” the Yorkshire Terrier puppy who was stolen along with his owner’s car on Monday, was recovered today in Clackamas by a citizen who recognized him from media reports. A Washington County deputy is in the process of delivering the dog to its happy owner.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office wishes to thank both the media and citizens who called in tips on this case.

The original media release is below.

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Deputies Searching for Puppy Missing From Stolen Vehicle

April 5, 2018 – A vehicle was stolen from St. Vincent Medical Center with a puppy inside. The vehicle was later recovered but the puppy is still missing.

On the afternoon of April 2, 2018, deputies investigated the theft of a stolen teal 1992 Honda Civic from the parking structure of Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, located at 9205 Southwest Barnes Road in Portland.

Deputies learned the victim’s brown and black five-month-old Yorkshire Terrier, named Jedi, was inside the vehicle when it was stolen.

On April 4, 2018, 3 a.m., an alert deputy located the vehicle abandoned in the Cedar Hills Shopping Center parking lot. It was canvased for evidence and returned to the victim shortly after. Unfortunately, the missing puppy was not located.

Deputies have reviewed hospital security video footage and observed two suspects associated with a light-colored SUV. In the video, the SUV is seen stopping next to the Honda, one person gets out and enters the sedan, and then both vehicles later drive away.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help for information regarding the suspects or the location of the missing puppy. Anyone with information is asked to call non-emergency dispatch at (503) 629-0111.

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Burglary Suspect Crashes Stolen Vehicle During Pursuit (Photo) - 04/06/18

April 6, 2018 – Deputies located a vehicle suspected of burglarizing Hillsboro businesses overnight. The driver was arrested after leading deputies on a pursuit into Cornelius in a stolen vehicle.

On April 6, 2018, around 3:00 a.m., a Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputy was conducting routine patrols when he observed a suspicious vehicle leaving a business near Southeast Walnut Street and Southeast 10th Avenue in Hillsboro. The deputy conducted a check of the business and located signs of forced entry to a door.

About 20 minutes later, another deputy located the same vehicle, a red 1997 Chevrolet Camaro, leaving a business at Southwest Baseline Street and Southwest 17th Avenue. Burglary tools were found at the scene.

Deputies attempted to stop it, but the Camaro failed to pull over and a pursuit began. The pursuit continued into Cornelius, where deputies were joined by units serving the city. Deputies completed a pursuit intervention technique (PIT), but the vehicle drove away again. A patrol SUV sustained minor damage during the PIT.

The pursuit ended when the vehicle drove into a ditch past a dead-end street, jumped the railroad tracks, and crashed. The driver fled the crash but was captured after a brief foot pursuit. A passenger inside the vehicle was not injured.

During the investigation, deputies learned that the Camaro had been stolen sometime overnight from an auto lot and stolen property was found from inside the vehicle.

The suspect, 53-year-old Verlon Thompson of Texas, was arrested on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, attempt to elude in a vehicle, attempt to elude on foot, and reckless driving. He is being held at the Washington County Jail on $10,000 bail.

Deputies are working closely with the Hillsboro Police Department to investigate the related business burglaries. Additional charges are likely as the investigation continues.

Stolen Puppy
Stolen Puppy
Deputies Searching for Puppy Missing From Stolen Vehicle (Photo) - 04/05/18

April 5, 2018 – A vehicle was stolen from St. Vincent Medical Center with a puppy inside. The vehicle was later recovered but the puppy is still missing.

On the afternoon of April 2, 2018, deputies investigated the theft of a stolen teal 1992 Honda Civic from the parking structure of Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, located at 9205 Southwest Barnes Road in Portland.

Deputies learned the victim’s brown and black five-month-old Yorkshire Terrier, named Jedi, was inside the vehicle when it was stolen.

On April 4, 2018, 3 a.m., an alert deputy located the vehicle abandoned in the Cedar Hills Shopping Center parking lot. It was canvased for evidence and returned to the victim shortly after. Unfortunately, the missing puppy was not located.

Deputies have reviewed hospital security video footage and observed two suspects associated with a light-colored SUV. In the video, the SUV is seen stopping next to the Honda, one person gets out and enters the sedan, and then both vehicles later drive away.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s help for information regarding the suspects or the location of the missing puppy. Anyone with information is asked to call non-emergency dispatch at (503) 629-0111.

Deputies Conducting Enhanced Impaired Driving Patrols in April - 04/05/18

April 5, 2018 – The Washington County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), will be conducting high visibility enforcement patrols looking for impaired drivers during the entire month of April. 

According to NHTSA, 37,461 people were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2016, and 28 percent (10,497) of those fatalities were in crashes during which a driver had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) over the legal limit of .08.

On average, a driving under the influence arrest costs $10,000 in attorney fees, fines, court costs, lost time at work, higher insurance rates, car towing and repairs, and more.

There are many other ways to ensure a safe ride home besides relying on a friend. The options include using public transportation, calling a taxi, or using a rideshare program such as Uber or Lyft. In addition, NHTSA’s SaferRide Mobile App, available in the app store, is another resource to help fans who have been drinking find a sober ride home—by identifying their location and helping to call a taxi or a friend to pick them up. 

Please do your part in keeping our roadways safe and help keep impaired drivers from getting behind the wheel. If you plan on drinking or consuming drugs, designate your sober driver. And remember: Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk. 

The results of the April enhanced impaired driving patrols will be posted in early May.

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Washington County Leaders to Recognize National Child Abuse Prevention Month -- Media Invited (Photo) - 04/04/18

*The following is a joint media release from the Washington County District Attorney’s Office and Washington County Sheriff’s Office*

April 4, 2018 – April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and this year marks the 35th anniversary of this important awareness month, first designated by President Ronald Reagan in 1983.

In recognition, the Washington County District Attorney’s Office and Sheriff’s Office invites employees, the public, and media to join Washington County Child Abuse Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) members at a special event happening this Friday, April 6 at 10 a.m. on the east side steps of the Washington County Courthouse (150 North 1st Avenue, Hillsboro).

This special event will include the planting of a Pinwheels for Prevention garden and remarks from local leaders to address the importance of child abuse prevention work in our community. Scheduled speakers include MDT Chair and Chief Deputy District Attorney Kevin Barton, Executive Director of CARES NW Kevin Dowling, and Washington County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Shawn Fischer.

Participants are encouraged to wear blue to this event to make a visible statement about our commitment to ending child abuse in Washington County.

More information regarding Pinwheels for Prevention is available at preventchildabuse.org/resource/pinwheels-for-prevention.

Additional resources:

  • Washington County District Attorney’s Office: bit.ly/2GAaq3r
  • Washington County Sheriff’s Office: bit.ly/2GAIBIa
  • CARES NW: caresnw.org

Attached Media Files: PDF of Media Release , Graphic
Results: Deputies Arrest 82 Impaired Drivers in March - 04/04/18

April 4, 2018 – During enhanced patrols in the month of March, Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 82 impaired drivers. That equates to an average of over two and a half DUII arrests each day. Deputies would like to remind the public that impaired driving is a one hundred percent preventable offense, and to always plan a sober ride.

The original media release is below.

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Deputies Conducting Enhanced Impaired Driving Patrols in March

March 9, 2018 – The Washington County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), will be conducting high visibility enforcement patrols looking for impaired drivers during the entire month of March.

According to NHTSA, 37,461 people were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2016, and 28 percent (10,497) of those fatalities were in crashes during which a driver had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) over the legal limit of .08.

On average, a driving under the influence arrest costs $10,000 in attorney fees, fines, court costs, lost time at work, higher insurance rates, car towing and repairs, and more.

There are many other ways to ensure a safe ride home besides relying on a friend. The options include using public transportation, calling a taxi, or using a rideshare program such as Uber or Lyft. In addition, NHTSA’s SaferRide Mobile App, available in the app store, is another resource to help fans who have been drinking find a sober ride home—by identifying their location and helping to call a taxi or a friend to pick them up. 

Please do your part in keeping our roadways safe and help keep impaired drivers from getting behind the wheel. If you plan on drinking or consuming drugs, designate your sober driver. And remember: Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk. 

The results of the March enhanced impaired driving patrols will be posted in early April.

Attached Media Files: PDF of Media Release
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Crash Photo
Impaired Driver Crashes Car Injuring her Child (Photo) - 03/31/18

March 30, 2018 – Yesterday, deputies arrested an impaired driver after she crashed into a parked car, injuring her child passenger.

On Friday, March 30, 2018, at 6:18 p.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to a reported heavily intoxicated female at 7700 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway. It was reported the female placed a small child in a white Chevy Cruze and drove away. The concerned citizen did provide a license plate number.

A Sheriff’s Deputy located the Chevy as it was driving westbound on SW Farmington Road. The Sheriff’s Deputy tried to stop the Chevy but the driver failed to stop. The car accelerated and sped westbound on SW Farmington Road, not stopping at red lights. For safety reasons, the Sheriff’s Deputy did not pursue the vehicle.

A few minutes later, a Sheriff’s Deputy found the Chevy that had crashed into two parked cars on SW 195th Avenue close to SW Crisp Drive. There was extensive damage to the vehicles.  

Sheriff’s Deputies found 32-year-old Christine Ray was driving the Chevy with her 20-month-old child in the back seat. Although the child was in a car seat, the car seat was not properly secured and was thrown about the car in the crash. The child received non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital trauma enter.  

Ms. Ray’s blood-alcohol content was over three times the legal limit. She was arrested and lodged in the Washington County Jail.

She was charged with:

  • Recklessly Endangering Another Person
  • Third Degree Assault
  • Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII)
  • Attempt to Elude
  • Reckless Driving

Driving impaired is a serious issue in our society. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is committed to aggressive enforcement of DUII laws. Our deputies arrest about 1,000 impaired drivers each year. Please report suspected impaired drivers to 911. The Sheriff’s Office also organizes events to teach people to properly install child car seats.