Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Woman Arrested after Crashing Truck Twice (Photo)
December 21, 2014--Sheriff's Deputies responded to a crash where a vehicle left the scene and shortly afterward crashed again. The driver was arrested and charged with several crimes.
On December 20, 2014, at 3:33 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Deputies, serving the city of Cornelius, were responding to 148 North 20th Avenue the city of Cornelius concerning a vehicle crash where the driver reportedly fled the area.
As Sheriff's Deputies were searching for the vehicle that fled, they discovered a 1998 Dodge Ram pickup at 1100 North Davis Street wedged between a Kia Sedona minivan and the right curb (photo attached). Sheriff's Deputies determined that the Dodge was attempting to stop but was not successful and hit the left side of the Kia and the right curb prior to stopping. It was confirmed the Dodge pickup was the vehicle that fled the first crash three minutes earlier. The driver of the Dodge was identified as Kathleen Ann Baughman, 54, from Cornelius.
Sheriff's Deputies were told that a few minutes prior, Ms. Baughman's Dodge pickup had been seen crashing into two curbs, a tree, a pole and then into a fence on North 20th Avenue. The witness told deputies that after crashing, Ms. Baughman casually drove away. Both vehicles sustained significant damage and fortunately no one was injured.
Kathleen Baughman was arrested and lodged in the Washington County Jail. She was charged with Hit and Run, DUII (drugs) and Reckless Driving.
Investigators determined that the overuse of prescription drugs was likely a contributing factor in this crash.
Aloha Man Arrested for Stealing Packages off Porches (Photo)
PACKAGE RETURNED TO OWNER
December 20, 2014-- Package thefts increase during this holiday time of year as many gifts and other items are shipped and left on porches. Sheriff's Deputies have previously arrested people for stealing delivered packages off of porches and have arrested another person for the same crime.
On December 19, 2014, at 2:06 p.m., Sheriff's Deputies were called to the 8200 block of SW 165th Avenue in the community of Aloha concerning a package theft. An alert citizen reported he saw an unknown man take a package off of his neighbor's porch then ride away on a bicycle. The citizen discreetly followed the man on the bicycle to a residence at the 8300 Block of SW 158th Avenue. The bicycle was hidden beside the residence and the rider went behind the house.
The citizen called Sheriff's Deputies and showed them the house where the potential thief went to. Sheriff's Deputies contacted Brandon Vogel, 22, from Aloha, at the house and discovered it was his residence. Deputies found the item that matched the description of the package stolen off of the porch on SW 165th Avenue. Sheriff's Deputies were able to confirm this was the package that was believed to have been stolen by Mr. Vogel.
After returning the item to the rightful owner, Sheriff's Deputies were called back to Mr. Vogel's residence by family members who located many more stolen items and associated shipping packaging hidden throughout the house. Sheriff's Deputies found adult and children's clothing, sports equipment, toys and many other assorted items (photo attached). Many of the boxes had delivery labels with addresses from the southern Aloha area and were confirmed stolen. Some of the address labels were torn off, while some had the labels intact.
Deputies recovered dozens of additional items that they were matching with the packaging and shipping orders. This afternoon, several of the items were returned to the rightful owners (photo attached).
Brandon Scott Vogel was lodged in the Washington County Jail. He was charged with Second and Third Degree Theft. He was held on $5,000 bail prior to his release.
As the holiday shipping season is very busy, The Washington County Sheriff's Office advises to use secure shipping methods or have packages delivered when the receiver will be at the delivery location.
Car Jacking leads to Multi-Agency Pursuit and Capture of Suspect
Sunday, December 14, 2014
A car jacking suspect was taken into custody today after he stole a car and injured the owner as he drove away. Police were able to locate the car and the suspect led them on a pursuit that ended with the suspect crashing.
On Sunday, December 14, 2014, at about 10:00 a.m., Sheriff's Deputies serving the City of Cornelius, responded to a reported stolen car at 366 N. 1st. Place, Cornelius. The 46-year-old victim reported that he had left his car running in front of his house this morning. He said he saw a man get in his car and he ran out to confront him.
The victim said he yelled at the suspect (58-year-old Raymond Osborne of Portland) and opened the door of the car. He said Mr. Osborne shoved the door into him and then sped off, knocking him to the ground. The victim sustained minor injuries.
Deputies broadcast a "Be On the Look Out" (BOLO) which alerts all the police in the area of the stolen car. A Trooper with the Oregon State Police spotted the car in the City of Banks and attempted to stop it. Mr. Osborne lead the trooper on a pursuit that eventually concluded with him crashing on Highway 26 and Lower Nehalem Road in Tillamook County. Two Washington County Sheriff's deputies were close behind and assisted in taking Mr. Osborne into custody.
Mr. Osborne was booked into the Washington County Jail on charges of Robbery I, Assault II, Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle, and Theft I. His bail is set at $250,000.
Deputies capture Juvenile after Citizen finds him ransacking his Car
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Today, Sheriff's deputies arrested a juvenile for rummaging through and stealing items from unlocked cars. Six victims have been identified and their belongings have been returned.
On Sunday, December 14, 2014, at about 5:00 a.m., deputies were called to the community of Aloha regarding a man who was chasing a juvenile suspect he had caught rummaging through his car. The man's wife reported that her husband was pursuing the suspect from their house in the 7000 block of SW 181st Pl.
Numerous deputies responded to the scene and were assisted by a K9 unit from the Hillsboro Police Department. A dog was used to track the suspect, and eventually a deputy found him sleeping under a tree in nearby Granada Park (18100 SW Bany Rd.) Seventeen-year-old Zachariah T. Cordova, transient, had a back pack with him full of belongings from numerous car break-in's over night.
Deputies were able to find four victims by searching the neighborhood for cars that looked like they had had been ransacked, two additional victims called in later in the morning. None of the cars Mr. Cordova ransacked had their doors locked.
Some of the recovered items were a GPS unit, a wireless speaker, sunglasses, digital cameras, and phone charging cables along with small amounts of cash.
Mr. Cordova was arrested and turned over to the Washington County Juvenile Department.
Deputies returned as many items as they could to the victims they identified today.
If someone went through your car overnight and you have not reported it, please call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at 503-629-0111.
Six Men Arrested in Human Trafficking Prostitution Operation (Photo)
35 YO From Tigard
December 12, 2014--Sheriff's Detectives, assisted by the FBI, arrested six men involved in prostitution. Detectives attempt to eliminate human trafficking of people of all ages and reduce the ancillary crimes associated.
On December 11, 2014, Washington County Child Abuse Detectives organized an operation that focused on the "demand" side of prostitution. Detectives were also searching for information on juveniles involved in human trafficking, individuals trafficking juveniles and locations within Washington County where the crimes are occurring.
Detectives used a website to locate the potential prostitution customers. The customers then responded to a local hotel where they were subsequently arrested for Patronizing a Prostitute.
Sheriff's Detectives arrested: (SEE PHOTO ATTACHMENTS)
All six men were lodged in the Washington County Jail. They were each charged with Patronizing a Prostitute. They will have court dates scheduled at a later time.
Sheriff's Office Provides Enhanced DUII Patrol - 12/10/14
December 10, 2014-- Sheriff's Deputies will provide extra patrols on Washington County roadways to enhance safety for the extended winter holiday travel period.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office would like everyone to have a safe and enjoyable traveling experience. The winter holiday period is one of the most dangerous traveling times for crashes due to inclement weather, heavily traveled roadways in combination with impaired, distracted and aggressive drivers.
The Sheriff's Office will be providing extra patrols focused on impaired driving from December 12, 2014, through January 3, 2015. From December 5, 2014, through December 8, 2014, Sheriff's Deputies arrested eight impaired drivers and 23 impaired drivers the weekend prior to that. The Sheriff's Office has zero tolerance for impaired drivers that continue to place themselves and others in harms way.
Sheriff's Deputies will also be providing enforcement of drivers who are speeding, following too closely, and distracted while using mobile communication devices.
These extra patrols were funded by a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration grant obtained through the Department of Transportation. The Washington County Sheriff's Office has a goal to reduce the number of impaired drivers on the roads, reduce crashes and save lives. The Washington County Sheriff's Office reminds people to have a safe holiday season and designate a sober driver.
This is one of several sponsored traffic safety missions. The results will be provided at the conclusion of this extended traffic safety mission.
Deputies Arrest Three Following Drug Related Armed Robbery (Photo)
December 9, 2014--Sheriff's Deputies responded to a possible robbery with a firearm where three men were identified as suspects. Deputies quickly located and arrested all three.
On December 8, 2014, at 2:02 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a reported confrontation involving three men yelling at several other people in the 5300 block of SW 169th Place in the community of Aloha. It was reported that one of the three men had a handgun and they took items from the victims. Sheriff's Deputies arrived and found the three men fled in a black Toyota Prius in an unknown direction.
All local law enforcement were notified of the incident and assisted in the deputies' search for the vehicle and the three occupants. Within minutes, a Beaverton Police Officer located the Prius driving on SW Tualatin Valley (TV) Highway and SW Murray Boulevard. After Sheriff's Deputies arrived, the vehicle was stopped at SW TV Highway and SW Hocken Avenue. The high risk traffic stop only interrupted the flow of traffic on SW TV Highway for about six minutes while all three men were removed safely from the vehicle and detained. The hand gun was unaccounted for and believed to have been hidden.
Sheriff's Deputies detained Joshua Dwayne Johnson, 25, Brendan Cole Schumacher, 21 and Jeremy Matthew Shinder, 18, all from Beaverton. Sheriff's Deputies interviewed the victims and witnesses and believe this was a drug related incident.
It was reported the three men used a ruse to lure the two victims to a secluded area and rob them. There was reported to be bad feelings over one of the victims previously stealing marijuana growing equipment from the men. The three men reportedly threatened the victims several times as they sped through the streets of Aloha attempting to corner their car. The victims eventually drove down a dead-end street and were cornered. The three men reportedly found them and again threatened them and a bystander with a gun and physical violence. The bystander called the Sheriff's Office to report the incident. Knowing deputies were called, the men fled in their vehicle.
Joshua Johnson, Brendan Schumacher and Jeremy Shinder were all lodged in the Washington County Jail. They were all charged with two counts of First Degree Robbery. They are held on $500,000 bail each. There is the possibility of additional charges as the investigation continues.
Youth Worker Arrested for Sex Abuse, More Victims Sought (Photo)
December 8, 2014--Washington County Sheriff's Child Abuse Detectives are searching for possible sex abuse victims following the arrest of a Vancouver man. There are currently three victims identified. Detectives fear there may be additional victims due to the man's extensive contact with children.
On December 6, 2014, Sheriff's Deputies responded to a residence in the community of Bonny Slope to investigate a complaint that Christopher Joseph Gonzales, 44, from Vancouver, had inappropriate sexual contact with young girls. Sheriff's Deputies investigated the complaint and the Sheriff's Office Child Abuse Detectives were contacted to assist with the case.
Preliminary information indicated that Mr. Gonzales had visited the family member's Bonny Slope residence many times. The reported abuse occurred at the residence beginning in 2008 and continued over the course of several years. The reported abuse has been confirmed with three different girls as young as five years old.
Sheriff's Deputies learned that Mr. Gonzales had been a youth volunteer at two Vancouver, Washington churches for several years. He volunteered at the Crossroads Community Church from 2010-2014 and the Freedom Community Church from early 2014 until present. Christopher Gonzales also volunteered at the Vancouver based Called to Rescue USA, a child abuse prevention organization, periodically from 2012 until present.
Mr. Gonzales was arrested on December 7, 2014, and lodged in the Washington County Jail. He was charged with nine counts of First Degree Sexual Abuse. He is held on $750,000 bail.
Child Abuse Detectives have processed evidence and interviewed a number of people who had knowledge of the incidents. Detectives fear there may be additional victims that Mr. Gonzales may have abused due to his volunteer work placing him in close proximity to children.
Detectives are seeking the public's help regarding this case or possible additional unreported crimes committed by Mr. Gonzales. If you have any information, please call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at (503) 846-2500.
Underage Alcohol Sales Compliance Checks
Washington County Sheriff's Deputies, conducted an undercover compliance mission where teenagers attempted to buy alcohol from stores in Washington County.
On December 5, 2014, Deputies from the Washington County Sheriff's Office conducted an undercover operation where underage decoys attempted to purchase alcohol. Fifteen businesses from the eastern areas of Washington County were visited by the underage decoy who was 18 years old. The decoy was constantly supervised by a Sheriff's Deputy. The decoy provided their valid Oregon State issued ID card if requested by the clerk.
Out of the fifteen establishments checked, only two store clerks sold alcohol to the underage decoys. The businesses were 7-eleven (19175 SW TV Hwy) and 7-eleven (3160 NW 185th Ave). The employees were arrested and later cite/released with a court date. The OLCC will be following up with the owner of the business that sold the alcohol to the minor.
The Sheriff's Office recognizes the dangers associated with underage alcohol use and works hard to stop underage drinking. This undercover alcohol sting is one of the many programs the Washington County Sheriff's Office utilizes in our continuing effort to stop underage alcohol use and avoid the potentially devastating aftermath.
Shop With A Cop at Cornelius Fred Meyer (Photo)
December 5, 2014 - Thanks to Cornelius Fred Meyer 23 local kids were able to go holiday shopping with Washington County Deputies who serve the City of Cornelius.
Friday morning 23 local kids in need participated in the "Shop with a Cop" holiday event. From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. the Cornelius Fred Meyers opened their doors to these kids in need. For two hours, deputies helped the kids spend $40.00 on toys for their family members. The children were then given $60 worth of items from their own wishlists. These kids were nominated with the assistance of local schools.
Chief Gene Moss would like to thank Fred Meyer for their generosity. With their support, these kids and their families will have some much appreciated gifts under their tree. The deputies look forward to this opportunity and the kids get to have a fun and positive contact with Deputies.
-UPDATE-Deputies Arrest Hit and Run Suspect (Photo)
UPDATE: December 4, 2014--Sheriff's Deputies arrested a man who is accused of driving the Mazda that struck and seriously injured Mr. Weise.
Sheriff's Deputies received a tip from an anonymous citizen that led investigators to contact Joe Louis Davis, 42, from Beaverton as a possible suspect in the hit and run crash on December 2, 2014. The citizen told deputies that they saw the information the media was reporting about the crash and the suspect vehicle. The citizen knew Mr. Davis drove a similar Mazda and had left a job site a couple miles away minutes before the crash.
Today, Sheriff's Deputies located a 2010 gray Mazda 3 concealed in a garage in the 14300 block of SW Teal Boulevard with damage consistent with the crash. Sheriff's Deputies tracked Mr. Davis down and arrested him at 8:38 p.m. The Mazda was seized as evidence and will be processed by the Sheriff's Office Forensic Science Unit.
Joe Davis was lodged in the Washington County Jail charged with Felony Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (Hit & Run). He is held on $20,000 bail. He will be arraigned at 3:00 p.m. December 5, 2014, at the Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement Center. There are additional charges possible as the investigation continues.
The Sheriff's Office is grateful for the media coverage and public assistance in this case.
UPDATE: December 4, 2014--Sheriff's Deputies identify the year and model of the hit and run vehicle.
The model of the vehicle involved in the hit and run crash that seriously injured Walter Weise has been identified as a 2010 Mazda 3. It is not yet known if the Mazda is a four door sedan or four door hatchback. There is a stock photo of a similar vehicle attached. Mr. Weise is still in the hospital where his condition is reported as serious.
Investigators are continuing to reach out to citizens to report any information in this case.
Original release below:
December 2, 2014--Washington County Sheriff's Deputies are searching for the person that struck an elderly man with their vehicle then fled the scene.
On December 2, 2014 at about 5:04 p.m., Sheriff's Deputies were called to the 16200 block of SW Beef Bend Road in the community of Bull Mountain concerning a man that was struck by a vehicle. It was reported that Walter Weise, 82, was struck as he walked across the road to retrieve his mail from the mailbox across from his driveway.
Upon arrival, deputies found Mr. Weise on the roadside with serious injuries. There were citizens helping him until deputies arrived. Mr. Weise was transported by ground to a local hospital with apparent non-life threatening injuries.
The vehicle that struck Mr. Weise fled the scene without stopping or rendering assistance. There were pieces of what appeared to be a late model (2008-2010) dark gray Mazda sedan scattered about the roadway. The vehicle would have significant right front damage and missing the right side mirror. Deputies need citizens to be on the lookout for the vehicle suspected to be involved in this crash.
The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team responded to assist with the investigation.
Deputies are seeking the public's help regarding this case. If you have any information concerning the vehicle or driver, please immediately call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at (503) 629-0111.
Results from Multi-Agency DUII Patrols - 12/01/14
UPDATE: Results from the Holiday DUII Traffic Detail
December 1, 2014--Deputies made over 300 traffic stops for a variety of reasons and arrested 32 impaired drivers over the holiday reporting period. There were several impaired driving crashes reported, fortunately none of them involved serious injuries.
November 29, 2014--Deputies have made many DUII arrests and responded to several DUII crashes in the multi-county area. DUII extra patrols are still out in force. Designate a sober driver and stay safe and alive.
November 25, 2014--Washington County Sheriff's Office is sponsoring a multi-county DUII enhanced patrol to enhance safety over the extended holiday travel period.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office is joined by the Marion, Multnomah and Yamhill County Sheriff's Offices to provide an enhanced traffic safety experience for travelers this extended holiday weekend. Deputies will increase DUII patrols that will begin November 26, 2014 and extend through November 30, 2014.
The Sheriff's Offices would like everyone to have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday. The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is one of the most dangerous holidays for crashes due to heavily traveled roadways and aggressive drivers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association, in 2012, more than 300 people were killed in crashes on Thanksgiving weekend alone. The four day weekend invites travelers to drive from great distances often causing fatigue. The Sheriff's Office asks drivers to plan ahead with breaks and shared driving to avoid the possibility of falling asleep at the wheel.
In addition to extra patrols focused on impaired driving over the holiday weekend,
deputies will also focus on aggressive drivers. Sheriff's Deputies will be looking for drivers
that are speeding, following too closely, and distracted using mobile communication
Every Thanksgiving Holiday traveling period, Sheriff's Deputies respond to many traffic related incidents that could have been avoided. Deputies are reminding drivers to not drive impaired, slow down, avoid distractions, allow adequate following distances, ensure all travelers are properly wearing their seatbelts, and secure children in properly fitted child restraints.
Please remember to be safe and considerate while enjoying the holiday weekend.
The results from this multi-county DUII traffic safety detail will be provided in a press release on December 1, 2014.
Two People Arrested for Stealing over 100 Packages (Photo)
November 28, 2014--Sheriff's Deputies have been searching for the person(s) responsible for stealing delivered packages off of porches. Package thefts increase during this holiday time of year as many gifts are shipped and left on porches. Deputies got a break in this case when a citizen reported their bicycle was stolen which led to the theft suspects.
On November 26, 2014, a Washington County Deputy Sheriff took a report of a $6,000 bicycle stolen off of a vehicle rack in a parking lot at NW Murray Boulevard and NW Cornell Road. On November 27, 2014, the owner of the bicycle called the Sheriff's Office to report they saw their bicycle advertised for sale on a website called "Offer Up".
Sheriff's Deputies located Nicklas James Rocha, 27, and Kathryn Ann Carley, 39, both from Portland, in Beaverton as they were trying to sell the stolen bicycle. They were both arrested concerning the bicycle theft. Deputies found Heroin and related smoking items that were believed to belong to Ms. Carley.
After returning the bicycle and related accessories to the rightful owner, Sheriff's Deputies went to Mr. Rocha's residence and found about 100 items that were undoubtedly stolen. There were boxes of shoes, boots, car parts, clothing, jewelry, and many other assorted presents and items (photos attached). Many of the boxes had delivery labels with addresses from locations all over Washington County and were confirmed stolen. Some had the address labels torn off, while some had the labels intact. Investigators retrieved a surveillance photo of a man stealing a package off of a porch (attached).
Sheriff's Property Crimes Detectives are assisting with this case. Several of the items were returned to the owners. Deputies recovered dozens of additional items that have not been claimed or reported stolen. After taking inventory, detectives will place the unclaimed property on the Washington County Sheriff's Office website to locate the owners.
Nicklas Rocha was lodged in the Washington County Jail. He was charged with First Degree Theft and Criminal Mischief. He was held on $10,000 bail prior to release.
Kathryn Carley was lodged in the Washington County Jail. She was charged with Possession of Heroin and Criminal Conspiracy. She was held on $20,000 bail prior to release.
Deputies Capture Man after Fleeing on Stolen Motorcycle (Photo)
November 27, 2014 - A Sheriff's Deputy attempted to stop a stolen motorcycle and arrested a man.
On November 26, 2014, at 8:12 p.m., a Washington County Deputy Sheriff saw a 2007 Kawasaki motorcycle with blue glowing lights traveling on SW Murray Boulevard near SW Walker Road. When the deputy attempted to stop the motorcycle, the rider sped westbound on SW Walker Road. The deputy was using his lights and siren as he attempted to stop the motorcycle. The rider refused to stop and was actively attempting to avoid law enforcement.
The deputy followed the motorcycle down a dead end road off of SW 170th Avenue and SW Merlo Road. The rider drove into a driveway, dropped the motorcycle, and ran through the residence of a family member. The deputy learned that the motorcycle was reported stolen out of Portland. Additional deputies assisted in the apprehension of the fleeing man.
A Sheriff's K9 tracked the man to a neighboring residence. The people in that residence also knew the man. After a search of the residence, Sheriff's Deputies found Christopher Baumgarder, 37, from Beaverton, hiding in a bedroom. He was taken into custody without further incident.
Christopher Baumgarder was lodged in the Washington County Jail, charged with Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Felony and Misdemeanor Attempt to Elude a Police Officer and for Violating his Parole. He is held on $10,000 bail.
-UPDATE-Sherwood Critical Incident - 11/27/14
The PIO duties have been turned over to Sherwood Police Dept. Please call Captain Hanlon at 503-925-3651.
I will be handling all of the PIO duties for the Sherwood incident. I am enroute now. I will advise on a staging area soon.
City feeds over 400 people (Photo)
UPDATE: City feeds over 400 people
November 25, 2014--City feeds over 400 people at the first annual Holiday Dinner (photo attached). The City is pleased with the success of this public service opportunity.
Cornelius City Manager Rob Drake said, "We appreciate our City of Cornelius partnerships with Centro Cultural of Washington County, Washington County Sheriff's Office, area businesses and our many volunteers who contributed to the success of Monday's Community Thanksgiving Dinner to feed those in need."
Original release below with updated sponsor list:
Cornelius Community offers Holiday Dinner for Needy Families
November 6, 2014--The City of Cornelius, in partnership with Centro Cultural of Washington County, will provide a holiday dinner for members of the community in need. This hot meal will be offered at no cost and is expected to feed about 600 people.
The dinner is made possible through generous donations and volunteer hours provided by community partners in Cornelius, including:
?,? City of Cornelius
?,? Cornelius Police Department
?,? Washington County Sheriff's Office
?,? Cornelius Fire Department
?,? Centro Cultural of Washington County
?,? Cornelius Fred Meyer
?,? Cornelius Walmart
?,? Real Life Christian Church
?,? Sonrise Cornelius Church
?,? Reser's Fine Foods
?,? Washington County Police Officer's Association
?,? Emanuel Lutheran Church
?,? Seventh Day Adventist Church
?,? Forest Grove School District
?,? Cornelius Disposal Service Inc.
?,? La Montana
?,? Diego's Market
?,? Fruteria El Campesino
?,? Cub Scout Troop 159
?,? Girl Scout Service Unit 4
The holiday dinner will be held on Monday, November 24, 2014 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Cornelius Grade School (200 N 14th Ave., Cornelius, OR 97113). No reservations are required.
Cornelius Police Chief Moss said, "This is a great opportunity to continue to build relationships within the community and serve those who are in need through the cooperative efforts of various community partners."
Sheriff's Deputies Search for Robbery Suspect
November 24, 2014--Washington County Sheriff's Deputies are searching for a man after he allegedly broke into a residence and took property.
On November 24, 2014 at about 2:26 p.m., Sheriff's Deputies were called to an apartment complex at the 9100 block of SW Oleson Road in the community of Garden Home concerning a robbery. Sheriff's Deputies responded to the area to search for the suspect.
Upon arrival, deputies were told there was a man that barged into a 22 year-old woman's apartment after he kicking open the front door. Sheriff's Deputies were told the man pushed his way passed the woman and quickly went to a closet as if he was looking for something specific. The man apparently didn't find what he was looking for and, after a struggle, took the woman's purse as he fled the apartment. The woman was able to record cell phone video of the man as he ran from the apartment (attached, use Windows media player).
Sheriff's Deputies searched the area with a K9 and handler with no success. Washington County Forensic Science Unit assisted with crime scene processing. Washington County Violent Crime Unit Detectives were contacted and are continuing the investigation.
The man was described as having light skin, a gray scruffy beard, in his forties, over six foot tall and he had a large build. He was reportedly wearing blue jeans, a green rain type jacket, and a black and red colored ball cap.
Detectives are seeking the public's help regarding this case. If you have any information, please call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at (503) 846-2500.
Attached Media Files: Video
RESULTS-Sheriff's Office Provides Enhanced DUII Patrol - 11/24/14
UPDATE: DUII Results
November 24, 2014, Sheriff's Deputies arrested eight impaired drivers over the weekend enhanced DUII traffic safety enforcement. There will be another traffic safety mission announced for the upcoming holiday weekend.
Original release below:
November 23, 2014, update on the weekend DUII Patrol's. From 5:00 p.m. on Friday to 12:00 p.m. today (Sunday) Sheriff's deputies have arrested seven DUII's. Deputies will continue to concentrate on DUII patrols through tomorrow morning and the stats for the weekend will be released tomorrow.
November 21, 2014--Sheriff's Deputies will provide extra patrols on Washington County roadways to enhance traffic safety for the weekend prior to the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office would like everyone to have a safe and enjoyable traveling experience. The holiday period is one of the most dangerous traveling times for crashes due to heavily traveled roadways in combination with impaired and aggressive drivers.
The Sheriff's Office will be providing extra patrols focused on impaired driving over the weekend. These extra DUII patrols will be from 9:00 p.m. November 21, 2014, through 2:00 a.m. November 24, 2014.
Sheriff's Deputies will also be providing enforcement of drivers who are speeding, following too closely, and distracted while using mobile communication devices.
This is one of several Oregon Department of Transportation sponsored traffic safety missions. The results will be provided at the conclusion of each of these traffic safety missions.