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Homicide Suspect Composite Drawing
Homicide Suspect Composite Drawing
--UPDATE--Detectives Search for Suspect in Cedar Mill Homicide (Photo) - 09/15/14
--UPDATE--

September 15, 2014 -- Detectives Release Composite Drawing of Possible Homicide Suspect.

Today, September 15, 2014, Washington County Major Crimes Team Detectives released a composite drawing of the man suspected of killing Nicole Laube on August 19, 2014. The drawing was obtained from a witness that reportedly saw the man in the area at the time of the homicide. It is unknown if Nicole Laube knew the man in the composite drawing.

The Washington County Search and Rescue team previously searched the wooded area along a creek bed that travels through the Commons at Timber Creek apartment complex. That search recovered items of interest that are currently being analyzed to determine if they have any evidentiary value.

Detectives have been investigating every lead received from the public. Several people have been interviewed and have provided information and evidence to detectives. Detectives are reaching out to citizens, if anyone recognizes the man in the composite drawing or has additional tips to please call the Sheriff's Office at 503-846-2500.

A substantial cash award has been offered by a private citizen for the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for Nicole Laube's death.

Original press release below:

August 20, 2014--Detectives are searching for information related to a homicide that occurred yesterday evening.

On August 19, 2014, at about 5:10 p.m., Sheriff's Deputies were called to the Commons at Timber Creek apartments in the community of Cedar Mill, concerning a seriously injured woman. Sheriff's Deputies were contacted by an apartment resident who reported that a female came to her and told her that she had been stabbed. Another resident called the Sheriff's Office for assistance.

Numerous Sheriff's Deputies responded and found Nicole Laube, 29, from Forest Grove, outside, unconscious and bleeding. Sheriff's Deputies began administering emergency lifesaving assistance for Ms. Laube. Nicole Laube was pronounced deceased shortly thereafter. She was an employee of the apartment complex working unspecified duties at the time.

And intensive man hunt was conducted with K9s and over 20 law enforcement personnel from surrounding agencies. The search was not successful in locating the suspect. Little information is confirmed at this early stage of the investigation as detectives search through evidence and conduct interviews.

The Washington County Major Crimes Team Detectives responded to assist with the investigation. The Washington County Forensic Science Unit also responded to assist in searching for evidence and process the scene.

The Washington County Medical Examiner was on scene and confirmed the death as homicidal violence but could not confirm the exact cause of death. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

The Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in this case. If you have any information, please call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at 503-629-0111.
Missing Man's Car
Missing Man's Car
Detectives Search for Missing Man (Photo)---UPDATE--- Ronald Leckenby is victim name - 09/12/14
September 12, 2014-Detectives are searching for a man that reportedly walked into the woods. This case is being treated as suspicious due to many circumstances.

On September 9, 2014, Pearce Leckenby, 25, contacted the Washington County Sheriff's Office to report his father has been missing since about noon on Saturday, September 6, 2014. Pearce told the Sheriff's Deputy that he drove his father, Ronald Leckenby 45, from Aloha, to Silver Falls State Park in Marion County on September 6, 2014.

Pearce said Ronald got out of the vehicle and after making some comments walked through a heavily wooded area near the park. Ronald Pearce left his wallet, cellular phone and other personal items in the vehicle. Ronald has not shown up for work and has not contacted anyone close to him. It is very unusual for Ronald to be out of contact with his family and friends for this extended period of time.

Washington County Violent Crimes Detectives began assisting with the case. They are conducting extensive interviews to gather information that will assist in locating Ronald Leckenby. The Marion County Sheriff's Office searched the Silver Falls Park area but was not able to locate Ronald Leckenby. Washington County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue will conduct a search of the area close to Silver Falls State Park on September 13, 2014.

Ronald Leckenby is described as 5'9" tall, 190 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last reported wearing a brown suit when he went missing. The vehicle associated with Ronald Leckenby was a white 2014 Nissan Altima with a DMV temporary permit in the rear window and CARR dealership placards in the license plate locations.

Photographs of Ronald Leckenby and his vehicle are attached.

Detectives are asking anyone may have seen Ronald Leckenby or the Nissan Altima on Saturday September 6, 2014, between the community of Aloha and the Silver Falls State Park area, to please contact the Sheriff's Office.

If anyone has information regarding the whereabouts of Ronald Leckenby, please call 503-629-0111. Any additional information concerning the case should be forwarded to Detective Gary Jensen at 503-846-2742.
Attached Media Files: Missing Man's Car , Missing Man
Three Flags Seatbelt Blitz Results - 09/10/14
UPDATE: September 10, 2014--Three Flags Seatbelt Blitz results.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office Traffic Team reports the results from the Three Flags Seatbelt Blitz enforcement. The saturation enforcement was conducted in partnership with the Washington County Sheriff's Office, the Oregon Department of Transportation and a grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. These results are from the reporting period starting August 25, 2014, and continuing through September 7, 2014.

Total traffic contacts: 824
Safety Belt Violations: 114
Speed Violations: 377
Cell Phone/Texting Violations: 92
Additional Violations: 468 which includes a variety of traffic safety violations

There will be continued enhance traffic enforcement missions later this year.

Deputies Provide Enhanced DUII and Seatbelt Patrol

August 13, 2014--Washington County Sheriff's Deputies will provide extra patrols on Washington County roadways to enhance safety for the extended Labor Day holiday period.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office would like everyone to have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day holiday. The Labor Day holiday period is one of the most dangerous holidays for crashes due to heavily traveled roadways in combination with impaired and aggressive drivers.

In addition to extra patrols focused on impaired driving over the holiday period, deputies will also focus on aggressive drivers. Sheriff's Deputies will be looking for drivers that are speeding, following too closely, and distracted while using mobile communication devices.

Deputies will be providing extra DUII patrol from August 15, 2014 through September 2, 2014. There will also be a Three Flags Seatbelt Blitz beginning August 25, 2014 and continuing through September 7, 2014. The results will be provided at the conclusion of these traffic safety missions

Washington County Sheriff's Deputies regularly respond to traffic related incidents that could have been avoided if all drivers were safe and considerate. Deputies are reminding drivers to slow down, avoid distractions, allow adequate following distances, wear their seatbelt, and secure children in properly fitted child restraints. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommendation for child passenger's link is attached. http://www.nhtsa.gov/Safety/CPS
Sheriff's Report on Illegal Park Damage From Posting Signs At Hagg Lake - 09/09/14
We appreciate everyone's questions regarding an incident at Hagg Lake this week. Feedback on our services is always welcome, as well as a chance to share more information when we can on an incident. With permission of the District Attorney, we are releasing the police report to ensure you have the full facts.

Mr. Medill was hanging his signs by drilling lag bolts into trees and structures, damaging public property in the Sain Creek Picnic Area. The deputy explained to Mr. Medill that his actions were against the law and asked him to stop. Mr. Medill said he knew it was illegal and he would continue placing signs in violation of the law. The Parks Department manager requested enforcement action. This placed our deputy in a tough position.

With approval of a supervisor on scene, and after giving Mr. Medill an opportunity to stop without any consenquences, the deputy took action to abate further damage to the park. He issued a citation (in lieu of going to jail) to Mr. Medill for Criminal Mischief II and notified him he was trespassed from the area. Mr. Medill replied that he would return to place more signs if needed.

Given the totality of facts and circumstances, the Sheriff's Office fully supports the actions of our deputy in this case.

The Sheriff's official report is attached.
Attached Media Files: Official Report
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2014-09/1128/77581/LYERLACOLT.JPG
DUII Arrest - Colt Lyerla (Photo) - 09/07/14
Due to the number of requests received by the media, the Washington County Sheriff's Office is providing the following details.

Mr. Colt Lyerla was arrested on Saturday September 6 at 2:52 a.m. for the crime of DUII. Mr. Lyerla was stopped by a patrol deputy for traffic violations. During the stop the deputy developed probable cause for DUII. The DUII was for impairment not related to alcohol.

Mr. Lyerla was arrested and lodged at the Washington County Jail. He was released at 8:37 a.m. Saturday morning with a court date of September 17, at 8:30 a.m.

No further information is available at this time.
Attached Media Files: 2014-09/1128/77581/LYERLACOLT.JPG
Apt Fire Photo
Apt Fire Photo
Detectives Arrest 11 Year-old for Arson (Photo) - 09/05/14
September 5, 2014--Sheriff's Detectives arrested a young boy accused of causing significant arson damage that is also believed to have started several other fires in the area.

On July 27, 2014, Sheriff's Deputies responded to assist Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue (TVF&R) with an apartment carport fire. Deputies met with the TVF&R Fire Marshal at the Canyon Park Apartments at 4200 SW 107th Avenue in the community of Beaverton. Deputies found a carport fully engulfed in fire with five vehicles completely burned and 10 others damaged from the intense heat. The vehicle and carport loss damage is estimated to be over $200,000. Fortunately, there were no injuries from this fire.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office has a detective that specializes in investigations involving arson and explosions. The Sheriff's Detective discovered the July 27th fire was intentionally set in a recycling area and quickly spread to the carport. During the investigation, the detective discovered there had been two previously unreported fires. The first unreported fire occurred on July 14th where paper was ignited under an exterior gas meter. That fire was quickly extinguished with minor damage. The second unreported fire took place in 2013 in a recycling bin close to a carport area. That fire was also quickly extinguished with minor damage.

After the large July 27th fire, there were two additional unreported fires in the apartment complex. Between August 1st and 10th, there was an intentional fire in a bush and another in a bark dust area by some trees. The Sheriff's Office became increasingly concerned with the suspect's behavior as the fires continued to be intentionally set in areas that potentially placed many people in danger.

In late August, the Sheriff's Detective identified an 11 year-old boy as the person suspected of starting all of the fires. The boy lives in the apartment complex in close proximity to the fires. On August 26th, the boy was arrested and transferred to the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Facility where he is currently held pending trial. He has been charged with three counts of First Degree Arson, Attempted First Degree Arson, Second Degree Arson and First Degree Criminal Mischief.

Our public safety partners at TVF&R offer informative information to educate your children about the importance of fire safety and the dangers associated with unsafe activities involving fire. The Sheriff's Office urges parents to visit the TVF&R website (http://ortualatinfireandrescue.civicplus.com/index.aspx?NID=140) for great educational resources and information. If you suspect arson or are concerned about public safety, always report those concerns to your local law enforcement for further investigation.
Attached Media Files: Apt Fire Photo , Apt Fire Photo
-----RESULTS----DUII results for the Labor Day Weekend reporting period - 09/02/14
UPDATE: September 2, 2014--DUII results from the Labor Day holiday weekend.

During the recent Labor Day holiday weekend, reducing the deadly dangers from impaired drivers was an enhanced priority and deputies were out in force to arrest those who put themselves and others at risk.

In the reporting period between 4:00 p.m. on August 29, 2014, through 2:00 a.m. on September 2, 2014, Washington County Sheriff's Office arrested 12 impaired drivers who were driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or a combination of both. There were no traffic related fatalities reported in Washington County during the reporting period.

The Three Flags Seatbelt Blitz is continuing and the results will be available on September 8, 2014, after the enhanced patrol is completed.

August 29, 2014--Sheriff's Deputies are continuing the seatbelt blitz and the DUII saturation patrols. Deputies are reminding drivers to buckle up and drive sober.

ORIGINAL RELEASE BELOW:

August 13, 2014--Washington County Sheriff's Deputies will provide extra patrols on Washington County roadways to enhance safety for the extended Labor Day holiday period.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office would like everyone to have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day holiday. The Labor Day holiday period is one of the most dangerous holidays for crashes due to heavily traveled roadways in combination with impaired and aggressive drivers.

In addition to extra patrols focused on impaired driving over the holiday period, deputies will also focus on aggressive drivers. Sheriff's Deputies will be looking for drivers that are speeding, following too closely, and distracted while using mobile communication devices.

Deputies will be providing extra DUII patrol from August 15, 2014 through September 2, 2014. There will also be a Three Flags Seatbelt Blitz beginning August 25, 2014 and continuing through September 7, 2014. The results will be provided at the conclusion of these traffic safety missions

Washington County Sheriff's Deputies regularly respond to traffic related incidents that could have been avoided if all drivers were safe and considerate. Deputies are reminding drivers to slow down, avoid distractions, allow adequate following distances, wear their seatbelt, and secure children in properly fitted child restraints. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommendation for child passenger's link is attached. http://www.nhtsa.gov/Safety/CPS

Please be safe and considerate while enjoying the holiday.
TRAINING PHOTO
TRAINING PHOTO
Sheriff's Office Sponsored Mass Casualty Training (Photo) - 08/29/14
August 29, 2014--The Washington County Sheriff's Office sponsored a multi-agency training event in partnership with Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue (TVF&R) and Metro West Ambulance.

From August 25th through August 27th, 2014, the Sheriff's Office sponsored mass-casualty training at the Village Baptist Church on NW Murray Boulevard. All Washington County law enforcement agencies were invited as well as widespread participation from TVF&R and Metro West Ambulance.

First responders have learned many lessons from recent tragic events, including the importance of timely care for injured victims and the efficient coordination between law enforcement and medical responders.

For the last 15 years, the Washington County Sheriff's Office has been training deputies
and other law enforcement agencies in active threat response to identify and quickly stop
a threat, particularly in a public environment.

During this intensive three day training, the Sheriff's Office and Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue (TVF&R) shared their collective knowledge, experience and each agencies emergency procedures to ensure a seamless response to any mass casualty event.

Washington County first responders have previously participated in extensive training in active threat and catastrophic situations. This training focused on a mass casualty event in both an indoor and outdoor business environment. There was an emphasis on securing the scene and providing safe expedited medical assistance and transportation.

The Sheriff's Office and TVF&R are pleased to have this opportunity to train together to
provide improved services to the citizens of Washington County. We would like to thank the many volunteer role players and the Village Baptist Church for generously allowing the use of their buildings to facilitate the training in a real-life environment.

The Sheriff's Office urges anyone who hears of or has knowledge of someone talking
about harming others to please notify their local law enforcement.
Attached Media Files: TRAINING PHOTO , TRAINING PHOTO
Sheriff's Office Promotes Back to School Safety - 08/28/14
August 28, 2014--Washington County Sheriff's Office reminds drivers that school will be back in session beginning September 2nd.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office asks everyone to be safe and extra cautious as most schools will begin next Tuesday. The Washington County Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Team will be providing enhanced patrols in and around the school zones to remind drivers to expect the thousands of children crossing streets. Drivers need to pay attention and watch for school zone flashing lights and signs advising the busiest times for children to be present. Drivers should be alert for school buses to stop often and unexpectedly.

Children are the least predictable pedestrians and the most difficult to see. Take extra care to look out for children not only in school zones, but also in residential areas, playgrounds and parks. Many children ride their bicycle to school and may be in the roadway, sidewalk or behind a vehicle as it backs out of a driveway.

Every year Washington County Sheriff's Deputies respond to complaints of speeding drivers in school zones. A number of the speeding drivers are parents dropping their children off at school. Plan ahead and expect traffic delays around all schools, especially during the first week. Drivers are reminded to stop behind the crosswalk and not obstruct the designated area causing children to walk around their vehicle.

Drivers are cautioned that speeding in a school zone doubles the presumptive fine.

The Sheriff's Office wishes everyone to have a safe and enjoyable school year.
Memorial fund set up for the family of the drowning victims - 08/27/14
This information is being sent on behalf of the family of the drowning victims.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office has learned there is a memorial fund set up for the family. If people wish to contribute money to the family, they can go to any Wells Fargo bank and ask for the "Garcia Memorial Fund".
Four Family Members Perish in Apparent Drowning - 08/26/14
August 26, 2014--Three additional family members were recovered from Hagg Lake today. The apparent causes of death were drowning.

At 10:00 a.m. today, the search for additional potential drowning victims resumed. The Washington County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol was assisted by the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Dive Team, Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol and the Gaston Fire Department with the search and recovery operation.

At 11:48 a.m., divers located Michael Garcia-Ixtacua, 13, near his sister Gabriela Garcia-Ixtacua, 25, about 30 feet off shore in 13 feet deep water. At 12:14 p.m., divers located Jova Ixtacua-Castano, 42, about 40 feet off shore in eight feet deep water. Jova Ixtacua-Castano was found about 15 feet from the others. The boy that was located yesterday was identified as Jeremy Scholl, three years old.

Jova Ixtacua-Castano is the mother of Gabriela Garcia-Ixtacua and Michael Garcia-Ixtacua. Gabriela Garcia-Ixtacua is the mother of Jeremy Scholl. They all lived together in Hillsboro. It was reported the four family members went to the lake on Monday afternoon to enjoy a day of picnicking and swimming when the tragedy occurred.

Sheriff's Detectives found nothing suspicious and no signs of foul play. This appears to be a tragic incident where someone likely got into trouble in the water and others attempted to help them. Sheriff's Detectives are still searching for any answers that will help them understand the events that occurred yesterday evening to cause the deaths.

Henry Hagg Lake will remain closed the remainder of the day as a sign of respect for the family and loved ones. The lake will open as scheduled tomorrow morning for full operations and services.

Sheriff's Marine Patrol Sergeant Michael Alexander said, "Rivers and lakes have hazardous ever-changing bottoms that are dangerous to unsuspecting swimmers. The best way to keep yourself safe while swimming in lakes and rivers is to wear a lifejacket."

The Washington County Medical examiner will conduct autopsies tomorrow to determine the exact cause of death.

Original release below:

Deputies Search for Family of Child that Drowned in Lake
August 26, 2014--Detectives are searching for the family of a child that apparently drowned in Henry Hagg Lake last evening.

On August 25, 2014, at about 6:09 p.m., Sheriff's Deputies were called to the community of Gaston concerning a small child that was found unconscious in the water. It was reported that people pulled the child from the edge of the lake close to the Sain Creek Picnic Area. They performed CPR until Gaston Fire Department arrived.

Sheriff's Deputies arrived and found the child was pronounced deceased. Sheriff's Deputies searched the area but were unable to locate the child's parents or anyone who had any knowledge of the child. Sheriff's Deputies found a beach towel, cooler, shoes and other personal items on the beach close to where the child was found. There was a vehicle located in the parking lot that was registered to the same person whose belongings were found on the beach. There were no witnesses to the incident. Sheriff's Deputies fear there may be additional drowning victims.

The Newberg Fire Department Dive Team responded to assist the Washington County Sheriff's Marine Patrol search the water for any evidence or possible victims. Sheriff's Office Detectives responded to assist with the investigation. The search was suspended at 10:30 p.m. last night and will resume at about 10:00 a.m. Tuesday. Hagg Lake will be completely closed on Tuesday to allow searchers and investigators uninterrupted access to the lake and surrounding area.

The Washington County Medical Examiner responded and reported no obvious signs of trauma associated with the deceased child. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

The Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to assist with this investigation. If you have any information regarding this case, please call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at 503-629-0111.
Hagg Lake Drowning Info - 08/26/14
The lake is closed to the public today but media will have access during the search. Media is instructed to drive to Sain Creek picnic area on SW Westshore Drive where there will be signs directing them to a staging area.

I will be there by 0930, the search will begin about 1000
Search Photo
Search Photo
Deputies Search for Family of Child that Drowned in Lake (Photo) - 08/26/14
August 26, 2014--Detectives are searching for the family of a child that apparently drowned in Henry Hagg Lake last evening.

On August 25, 2014, at about 6:09 p.m., Sheriff's Deputies were called to the community of Gaston concerning a small child that was found unconscious in the water. It was reported that people pulled the child from the edge of the lake close to the Sain Creek Picnic Area. They performed CPR until Gaston Fire Department arrived.

Sheriff's Deputies arrived and found the child was pronounced deceased. Sheriff's Deputies searched the area but were unable to locate the child's parents or anyone who had any knowledge of the child. Sheriff's Deputies found a beach towel, cooler, shoes and other personal items on the beach close to where the child was found. There was a vehicle located in the parking lot that was registered to the same person whose belongings were found on the beach. There were no witnesses to the incident. Sheriff's Deputies fear there may be additional drowning victims.

The Newberg Fire Department Dive Team responded to assist the Washington County Sheriff's Marine Patrol search the water for any evidence or possible victims. Sheriff's Office Detectives responded to assist with the investigation. The search was suspended at 10:30 p.m. last night and will resume at about 10:00 a.m. Tuesday. Hagg Lake will be completely closed on Tuesday to allow searchers and investigators uninterrupted access to the lake and surrounding area.

The Washington County Medical Examiner responded and reported no obvious signs of trauma associated with the deceased child. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

The Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to assist with this investigation. If you have any information regarding this case, please call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at 503-629-0111.
Attached Media Files: Search Photo
Possible drowning at Hagg Lake - 08/25/14
There is a reported possible drowning of a child at Hagg Lake. Specific datails are unknown. I am heading to the Sain Creek Picnic area now
Burnt Boat and Dock
Burnt Boat and Dock
Fire Destroys Boat and Burns Dock at Hagg Lake (Photo) - 08/24/14
August 24, 2014--A boat caught fire and destroyed part of the boat dock at Henry Hagg Lake. There was significant damage, fortunately there were no injuries.

On August 24, 2014, at about 10:13 a.m., Sheriff's Marine Patrol Deputies responded to boat ramp "C" at Henry Hagg Lake in the community of Gaston, concerning a fully engulfed boat fire. The fire was reportedly also burning part of the boat dock.

Sheriff's Marine Patrol Deputies arrived and found a 1978 Mantaray fiberglass boat tied to the boat dock, burnt down to the water line. The boat dock was made of a composite plastic material and the fire destroyed a 30 foot section from the intense heat. Gaston Fire Department responded to extinguish the fire.

Deputies contacted the boat operator, Stephen Graham, 50, from Saint Helens. Mr. Graham told the deputies that when he started the boat engine, it backfired causing the fire. He discharged his fire extinguisher, but the fire spread too rapidly and the heat drove others back until the fire department arrived.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office Marine Patrol conducts over 1200 boat safety examinations every year. Adequate life jackets, a horn or whistle, proper engine ventilation, a clean "backfire flame arrester" and a fire extinguisher are some of the safety equipment required on motorized boats. The flame arrester is designed to cool and disperse the flame in the event of an engine backfire. There was a flame arrester on the engine. Deputies could not confirm the operating condition because the intense heat destroyed the device.

Park officials estimate the damage to the boat dock will exceed $50,000. Boat ramp "C" will remain open, traffic will be slowed from three to two lanes for the remainder of the season.
Attached Media Files: Burnt Boat and Dock , Burning boat
CRASH PHOTO
CRASH PHOTO
Two DUII Drivers Arrested after Crash Shears Power Pole (Photo) - 08/23/14
August 23, 2014--Deputies arrest two DUII drivers. One driver crashed, shearing a power pole and another drove through the crash scene and was stopped by the deputies as they were investigating the crash.

On August 22, 2014, at about 11:13 p.m., multiple Sheriff's Deputies responded to the area of SW Scholls Ferry Road west of SW Clark Hill Road in the community of Scholls, concerning a report of a vehicle that crashed into a utility pole. The driver was reportedly trapped inside the vehicle as the grass caught fire.

Deputies arrived on scene and found a power pole had been sheared into three pieces and the grass fire was extinguished. Deputies located a 2013 Scion XD, with severe front end damage, had left the roadway, traveled 150 feet prior to striking the pole and then continued an additional 300 feet before stopping. Power lines were down and the road was closed for three hours to replace the power pole and repair the wires.

Deputies contacted the driver, Javier Martinez-Becerril, 35, from Beaverton and based on their observations, began a DUII investigation. Medical personnel transported Mr. Martinez-Becerril to a local hospital for observation due to the severity of the crash. He was issued citations for DUII and Criminal Mischief.

While Sheriff's Deputies were investigating the crash, at 1:13 a.m., a 2014 Ford Focus drove around the barricade that was closing the road. The Focus driver was identified as Keith E. Fuller, 28, from Eugene (booking photo attached). He was arrested for DUII and lodged in the Washington County Jail.

Every year, the Washington County Sheriff's Office arrests over 1000 drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Drivers are advised to plan ahead and have a designated driver arranged before they consume alcohol.
Attached Media Files: CRASH PHOTO , CRASH PHOTO , ARRESTED
ARRESTED
ARRESTED
Traffic Stop in Cornelius Leads to Drug Arrest (Photo) - 08/21/14
August 21, 2014 -- A traffic stop in Cornelius leads to the driver's arrest on an outstanding warrant, drug and weapons charges.

Sheriff's Deputies serving the City of Cornelius stopped a vehicle on August 21, at 2:21 a.m., on South 10th Avenue at South Cherry Street for failing to stop for a traffic light. The driver gave deputies several false names, but was later identified as Jeremy Alan Brubeck, 28, of Vernonia. Deputies learned his correct name after searching the vehicle and locating his identification.

Deputies discovered a handgun within reach of the driver's seat. After searching the vehicle, they located ammunition, cash, methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and items commonly used to distribute controlled substances. As Mr. Brubeck was taken into custody at the scene, additional live ammunition fell out of his pants.
Mr. Brubeck was arrested and lodged in the Washington County Jail. He is charged with 15 crimes including:

*Possession, Manufacture and Delivery of Heroin, Methamphetamine, Marijuana, and Cocaine
*Felon in Possession of a Weapon
*Giving False Information to a Police Officer

He is also being held on an outstanding felony warrant for violating his parole. He is held on $50,000 bail.
Attached Media Files: ARRESTED
ARRESTED
ARRESTED
Sheriff's Employee Arrested for Sexual Misconduct (Photo) - 08/19/14
August 19, 2014, Sheriff's Office employee arrested for Custodial Sexual Misconduct.

On July 28, 2014, the Washington County Sheriff's Office learned of possible criminal conduct concerning Brett Robinson, a civilian Jail Services Technician (JST) employed by the Washington County Sheriff's Office since January of 2013. It was alleged that Ms. Robinson had engaged in criminal activity related to her official duties while working in the Washington County Jail. This information was discovered during the investigation of Jill Curry, another JST who was arrested on July 16, 2014, on similar allegations.

When Ms. Robinson returned to work on July 30, 2014, Sheriff Pat Garrett immediately placed her on administrative leave. Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Detectives are completing a comprehensive independent criminal investigation into the allegations. An internal investigation will also be initiated after the criminal investigation is complete. On July 31, 2014, Ms Robinson's status was changed to unpaid leave based upon information received during the ongoing investigation and the seriousness of the charges.

Today, August 19, 2014, Ms. Robinson was arrested after a Washington County Grand Jury indicted her on allegations of six counts of first degree Custodial Sexual Misconduct and six counts of first degree Official Misconduct. Ms. Robinson turned herself in to authorities at the Washington County Jail where she posted $120,000 bail.

While there is a presumption of innocence in our justice system, any employee accused of serious misconduct must be dealt with immediately and appropriately. The Washington County Sheriff's Office investigates all complaints thoroughly and holds all employees accountable for their actions to maintain the highest professional standards. Consistent with other serious incidents involving public safety personnel, when the allegations first arose, Sheriff Garrett immediately requested a comprehensive independent criminal investigation. At the conclusion of these cases, consistent with a critical incident, an administrative review will be completed for a review of jail operations; the review team will include members from an outside agency.

Sheriff Pat Garrett released the following statement, "I consider allegations that involve a second Jail staff member in this case extraordinarily serious. Addressing these issues demands immediate changes and a thorough, holistic review of protocols within the jail - both efforts are underway. Safety and security of jail staff and inmates remains a very high priority. I am very thankful to investigators from the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and the Oregon State Police for their excellent work on this case."

This information is being released in an effort to keep the community apprised of important developments without compromising any part of the ongoing criminal and internal investigations. No additional information is available at this time.
Attached Media Files: ARRESTED