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Man dies in Cement Truck Crash (Photo) - 07/21/16

This morning Deputies responded to SW Laurelwood Rd. near SW Parmele Rd. for a single-vehicle crash involving a cement truck. The driver was pronounced deceased at the scene.

On Thursday, July 21, 2016, at about 8:17 a.m., Sheriff's Deputies responded to the 38000 block of SW Laurelwood Road on a reported crash involving a cement truck. Deputies arrived and found a loaded cement truck upside down off a 20-foot embankment.

Deputies determined that a single person was in the truck and he was deceased. David Gilbreath (51 years old, from Molalla) was driving the cement truck for Molalla Redi Mix. The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) responded to investigate the crash. Their initial investigation indicates that the truck was headed down a very steep hill and likely lost its brakes. The truck veered sideways and flipped on its side, it then skidded off the side of the road and down a 20 ft. embankment where it came to rest on its roof.

There is no indication of drugs or alcohol involved in this crash.

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Burglar captured by Landfill Workers after Fleeing from Homeowner (Photo) - 07/21/16

Today Sheriff's Deputies arrested a man for breaking into a house and then fleeing to a nearby landfill when he was discovered by the homeowner. Workers at the landfill detained him until deputies arrived.

On Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at 2:15 p.m., Sheriff's Deputies were called to 3900 block of SW Minter Bridge Road, south of the city of Hillsboro, on a burglary in progress call. A woman came home to find an intruder in her house. The intruder fled from the house and tried to steal the woman's car. She confronted him again and he fled into a nearby landfill (Waste Management Landfill, 3205 SE Minter Bridge Rd.) There was no physical contact between the victim the suspect.

When deputies arrived at the landfill the suspect, who was identified as 23-year-old Oscar Dorantes-Mondragon of Hillsboro, was being held down by workers from the landfill. The workers found the suspect in a storage shed after observing him enter the shed. They determined that he was trying to steal tools from the shed and detained him while they called deputies.

Deputies took custody of Mr. Dorantes-Mondragon without incident. He was wearing clothes from one of the bedrooms in the house where he was confronted initially.

Mr. Dorantes-Mondragon was taken to the Washington County Jail where he was booked for Burglary I, Theft II, Criminal Mischief II, and an outstanding warrant.

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Man Arrested After Passenger Injured in Suspected DUII Crash (Photo) - 07/17/16

July 17, 2016--Sheriff's Deputies responded to a single vehicle crash in which a passenger sustained serious injuries. The driver of the vehicle was arrested for multiple crimes.

On July 16th, 2016 at 7:32 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a single vehicle crash in the 34000-block of SW Riedweg Road. When Sheriff's Deputies arrived, they found a green 1992 Toyota Camry on its top and down a ravine. Responding deputies located one of passengers and learned that the driver and a second passenger left the scene on foot. The two men who left the scene reportedly flagged down a car for help leaving the area. A few minutes later, the two were returned to the scene by the Good Samaritan.

Sheriff's Deputies determined that Randy Lopez-Perez, 22, of Beaverton was driving the Toyota at a high rate of speed and failed to negotiate a curve, causing the vehicle to roll down a ravine. Jesse Tarpley, 23, of Cornelius, was a passenger in the Toyota and was transported to OHSU with serious injuries.

The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) responded to gather evidence and document the scene.

Randy Lopez-Perez was lodged at the Washington County Jail. He was charged with Third Degree Assault, DUII, Reckless Driving, and Reckless Endangering.

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UPDATE: Deputies are Seeking Help in Identifying Man (Photo) - 07/15/16

UPDATE: The mans family contacted authorities and we were able to reunite him with them.

Friday July 15, 2016 - Washington County Sheriff's Office is seeking the publics help in identifying a man found by paramedics at NW Thompson Road and NW Kaiser Road.

At 4:42 p.m., paramedics located a man walking near the intersection of NW Thompson Road and NW Kaiser Road. He was not able to tell paramedics his name, where he lives and he had no identification with him. He was transported to St. Vincent Hospital as a precaution.

The Sheriff's Office was contacted to assist with locating someone who knows or recognizes the man. He was wearing khaki pants and a khaki shirt. He also had a mag key and keys in his pocket. Please see attached picture of the man.

If anyone has information on his identity, please call non-emergency dispatch at 503-629-0111.

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RESULTS-Sheriff's Deputies Provide Enhanced Holiday and Monthly Traffic Safety Patrols - 07/06/16

The Washington County Sheriff's Office arrested 60 impaired drivers in June. Of those 60, at least six were impaired with drugs. Sheriff's Deputies also issued 17 Minor in Possession of Alcohol/Marijuana (MIP) violations.

Also, over the 4th of July weekend reporting period, Sheriff's Deputies arrested an additional eight impaired drivers, one was drug related.

Many of these DUII arrests were made by Sheriff's Deputies working grant funded overtime provided by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The Washington County Sheriff's Office, in partnership with ODOT and NHTSA, will conduct enhanced high visibility DUII enforcement patrols throughout the entire month looking for impaired drivers. We encourage the public to enjoy their various celebrations responsibly.

If you're going to consume alcoholic beverages or recreational marijuana make sure to have a designated sober driver before the celebration begins. The Washington County Sheriff's Office reminds you to "drive sober or get pulled over."

The July DUII Safety Patrol results will be posted the beginning of August.

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Kevin Sumlin Arrested
UPDATE: Driver in Fatal Crash Arrested and Charged with Manslaughter (Photo) - 07/06/16

July 6, 2016--The driver of the Honda was arrested and charged with several crimes following last night's crash that killed his passenger.

On July 5, 2016, at the conclusion of the investigation, Sheriff's Deputies arrested Kevin Sumlin after he was released from the hospital. He was lodged in the Washington County Jail and charged with Second Degree Manslaughter, DUII and Reckless Driving. He is held on $250,000 bail.

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Beaverton Man Dies in Crash

July 5, 2016--Sheriff's Deputies responded to a crash where a vehicle left the roadway and rolled over. The driver received minor injuries and the passenger did not survive the crash.

On July 5, 2016 at 8:16 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Deputies were called to SW Roy Rogers Road, north of SW Scholls Sherwood Road, concerning a single vehicle crash.

Sheriff's Deputies arrived and found a 2004 Honda Accord heavily damaged on its top on the northbound shoulder of SW Roy Rogers Road. Sheriff's Deputies determined the Honda was travelling south on SW Roy Rogers Road at a high rate of speed, failed to negotiate a curve, hit the ditch and rolled onto its top.

Sheriff's Deputies found Kevin Sumlin, 24, from Oroville California, was driving the Honda. His passenger, Miles McCullough 27, from Beaverton was the passenger. Kevin Sumlin was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. Miles McCullough was pronounced deceased at the crash scene.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue assisted with this crash. The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstructive Team responded to gather evidence and document the scene.

Investigators believe alcohol and excessive speed contributed to this crash. This case is still under investigation and will be forwarded to the Washington County District Attorney.

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Beaverton Man Dies in Crash (Photo) - 07/05/16

July 5, 2016--Sheriff's Deputies responded to a crash where a vehicle left the roadway and rolled over. The driver received minor injuries and the passenger did not survive the crash.

On July 5, 2016 at 8:16 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Deputies were called to SW Roy Rogers Road, north of SW Scholls Sherwood Road, concerning a single vehicle crash.

Sheriff's Deputies arrived and found a 2004 Honda Accord heavily damaged on its top on the northbound shoulder of SW Roy Rogers Road. Sheriff's Deputies determined the Honda was travelling south on SW Roy Rogers Road at a high rate of speed, failed to negotiate a curve, hit the ditch and rolled onto its top.

Sheriff's Deputies found Kevin Sumlin, 24, from Oroville California, was driving the Honda. His passenger, Miles McCullough 27, from Beaverton was the passenger. Kevin Sumlin was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. Miles McCullough was pronounced deceased at the crash scene.

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue assisted with this crash. The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstructive Team responded to gather evidence and document the scene.

Investigators believe alcohol and excessive speed contributed to this crash. This case is still under investigation and will be forwarded to the Washington County District Attorney.

Attached Media Files: PDF Version with Photo , Crash Photo
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Sheriff's Office Promotes a Safe 4th of July Holiday (Photo) - 06/29/16

June 29, 2016--Washington County Sheriff's Office would like everyone to have a safe and enjoyable 4th of July holiday period.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office asks everyone to be safe and considerate when celebrating the 4th of July. In addition to extra patrols focused on impaired drivers, Sheriff's Deputies will be prepared to enforce laws related to illegal fireworks. Using or possessing illegal fireworks in Oregon is a Class C Misdemeanor.

Every year Washington County Sheriff's Deputies respond to complaints of holiday gatherings and other celebrations that get out of hand due to intoxication and illegal fireworks. These complaints include injuries, property damage and neighborhood disturbances. Pets and small children are also affected by loud noises from illegal fireworks that are often used late into the night. The public should also consider that damage or injury caused by a careless act involving fireworks can bring significant civil liability. Fire danger will be especially high during this unusually dry weather we have been experiencing.

Fire Marshals with Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue (TVF&R) support the Sheriff's Deputies enforcement during the holiday. TVF&R is another agency kept very busy with fire and medical calls on the 4th of July.

Oregon law bans possession, use, or sale of fireworks that fly, explode, or travel more than 6 feet on the ground or 12 inches into the air. Fireworks commonly referred to as bottle rockets, roman candles, and firecrackers are illegal in Oregon. The Oregon State Fire Marshal's provides information on legal and illegal fireworks (separate attachment).

Please remember to be safe, legal and considerate while celebrating Independence Day.

Attached Media Files: PDF Flier , Firework Flier
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Sheriff's Deputies Search for "Lucky Dog Deli" Robbery Suspect (Photo) - 06/26/16

June 26, 2016--Washington County Sheriff's Deputies are searching for a man after he robbed a local business.

On June 25, 2016 at 9:27 p.m., Sheriff's Deputies were called to the Lucky Dog Deli at 4714 SW Scholls Ferry Road in the community of Raleigh Hills, concerning a robbery. Upon arrival, Sheriff's Deputies learned there was a man that robbed the 27 year-old male clerk at gunpoint. Sheriff's Deputies, assisted by Portland Police Bureau Officers, responded to the area to search for the suspect.

Sheriff's Deputies were told the robbery suspect came into the business and walked quickly towards the clerk who was behind the counter. The clerk told Sheriff's Deputies the man had a handgun and demanded the cash in the register. The employee gave the man a very small amount of cash and the man fled on foot. The employee was not injured.

Sheriff's Deputies searched the area with the assistance of a Sheriff's Office K9 with no success locating the suspect. There is the possibility a vehicle was used to flee the area. Investigators are reviewing surveillance video and other evidence. There is a still photo (inset) from the video that shows the suspect with a gun in his hand.

It was reported that the Portland Police Bureau was investigating a similar robbery that occurred less than a half mile away, a few hours prior to this robbery. Both robberies had many similarities, and it is possible they were committed by the same man.

The man was described as a dark skinned black male, in his 20s with a thin build. He was reported to have a beard and he was wearing a black hoody and camouflage colored shorts. Witnesses reported the man walked with a distinctive limp on his right side.

Deputies are seeking the public's help regarding this case. If you have any information, please call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at (503) 846-2700.

Attached Media Files: PDF , Robbery Suspect Photo