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Deputies Respond to Fatal Motorcycle Crash (Photo) - 04/16/14
April 16, 2014--Washington County Deputies responded to a fatal motorcycle crash on SW Scholls Sherwood Road near SW Lebeau Road.

At 6:28 p.m., Deputies responded to a report of a two vehicle crash on Scholls Sherwood Road near the City of Sherwood. Upon arrival, deputies learned a motorcycle driven by Martin Ellis, 57, of Sherwood crossed the center line while driving north on Scholls Sherwood Road. Brian Medley, 40, of Hillsboro was driving a 1995 Isuzu Rodeo south when the motorcycle crossed the center line and struck the Isuzu head on. Mr. Ellis did not survive his injuries and the next of kin has been notified.

The driver of the Isuzu and his passenger, Danny Hetzel, 47, of Forest Grove were not injured.

Deputies were not able to determine why Mr. Ellis crossed the center line with his motorcycle. The investigation is ongoing and there is no further information available at this time.
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Juvenile Rolls Stolen SUV After Pursuit (Photo) - 04/13/14
April 13, 2014 - Washington County Deputies pursued a stolen vehicle driven by a 15-year-old juvenile. The pursuit ended after the suspect crashed. During the pursuit the suspect rammed two patrol cars.

Sunday morning at 6:55 a.m. Deputies responded to a report of a reckless driver at Heritage Village Mobile Park in the community of Aloha. Upon locating the vehicle, deputies learned the 1998 Dodge Durango was reported stolen. When deputies attempted to perform a traffic stop, the vehicle fled.

Deputies pursued the stolen vehicle through Aloha onto Highway 26 and into Hillsboro. During the pursuit, the suspect rammed a patrol car, and continued to flee. At the intersection of SW Imlay and SW Tualatin Valley Highway, the suspect drove the Durango into the shoulder and lost control, rolling the SUV. The SUV came to rest upright on Tualatin Valley Highway. As deputies moved in to perform a high risk stop, the suspect accelerated and rammed a second patrol car.

Once the suspect was in custody, deputies learned the driver was a 15-year-old juvenile male. The juvenile was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Injuries to the deputies are also minor.

The juvenile has been charged with Unlawful Use of Vehicle, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangering, Attempt to Elude Felony, Identity Theft, Theft I, and Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card. He has been lodged at Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Facility.
-UPDATE-Man Killed on Railroad Tracks Identified - 04/09/14
-UPDATE-Man Killed on Railroad Tracks Identified

April 9, 2014--The man that was killed on the train tracks has been identified as James Yelton, 42, from Tigard. It was reported that he left his house and went for a walk about 8:00 p.m. the evening of April 7, 2014. It is not known why Mr. Yelton was on the railroad tracks. This case is still under investigation.


Original release below:

PRESS RELEASE
Case #14-505188

Deputies Responded to Man Killed by Train

April 8, 2014--Sheriff's Deputies responded to a crash where a train struck and killed a man who was on the railroad tracks.

On April 7, 2014, at 11:38 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a secluded area, close to SW Tonquin Loop concerning a train crash. This is north of the community of Sherwood.

Sheriff's Deputies discovered there was an unidentified man laying on the train tracks in the path of a northbound Portland and Western (P&W) Railroad train. The tracks were on a raised dike over a wetlands area. The train engineer saw the man about 150 feet prior to striking him. The train was reportedly traveling 30 mph and blew the air horn with no response from the man. Due to the train's heavy weight, it traveled 800 additional feet after striking the man before coming to a full stop.

The man did not survive and he was pronounced deceased at the scene. The man did not have any identification, and investigators are attempting to identify the man using fingerprint analysis. He is described as a white male about 40 years old with a medium build and brown colored hair.

The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) responded to the scene along with P&W investigators to assist in the investigation. The railroad track was closed until about 3:30 a.m. to gather evidence and document the scene.
Deputies Responded to Man Killed by Train - 04/08/14
April 8, 2014--Sheriff's Deputies responded to a crash where a train struck and killed a man who was on the railroad tracks.

On April 7, 2014, at 11:38 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a secluded area, close to SW Tonquin Loop concerning a train crash. This is north of the community of Sherwood.

Sheriff's Deputies discovered there was an unidentified man laying on the train tracks in the path of a northbound Portland and Western (P&W) Railroad train. The tracks were on a raised dike over a wetlands area. The train engineer saw the man about 150 feet prior to striking him. The train was reportedly traveling 30 mph and blew the air horn with no response from the man. Due to the train's heavy weight, it traveled 800 additional feet after striking the man before coming to a full stop.

The man did not survive and he was pronounced deceased at the scene. The man did not have any identification, and investigators are attempting to identify the man using fingerprint analysis. He is described as a white male about 40 years old with a medium build and brown colored hair.

The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) responded to the scene along with P&W investigators to assist in the investigation. The railroad track was closed until about 3:30 a.m. to gather evidence and document the scene.
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Runaway Pickup containing Three Children crashes into House (Photo) - 04/05/14
A pickup truck with three children in it rolled down the street uncontrolled and crashed into a house. The children were not hurt and no one was home at the time of the crash.

Yesterday, Friday, February 21, 2014, at about 4:42 p.m. Sheriff's deputies responded to a call of a pickup truck that crashed into a house at 8415 SW Carmel CT in the community of Garden Home. After a brief investigation, deputies learned that 35-year-old Juan Jose Martinez-Valazquez was working at a landscaping job in the area. His wife, 38-year-old Olivia Lombero-Lopez, and their three children ages five, seven, and ten, came to visit with him.

The children were left in the families '96 Ford F-150 pickup truck while Mrs. Lombero-Lopez was visiting with Mr. Martinez-Valazquez. They heard a crash and saw that their truck had rolled about 40 feet down the street, through a yard and into the front of a house. It also took out a mailbox in the process. The children were not injured and the house sustained some damage to the wall. The homeowner was not home at the time of the crash.

Deputies determined that the children were playing in the truck and one of them knocked it out of gear. No charges have been filed and no citations were issued.
2/5/2014 booking photo
2/5/2014 booking photo
Gunfire Erupts at Family Disturbance (Photo) - 03/31/14
March 31, 2014--Sheriff's Deputies arrested a man after he barged into a family member's home allegedly to cause harm. The resident shot at the man with his handgun before the man fled.

On March 31, 2014, at 8:35 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a disturbance at a residence located at 5500 block of SW 170th Avenue in the community of Aloha. It was reported that Albert Leggett, 43, from Aloha barged into the residence to have a confrontation with Samuel Poulson, 23, who lives at the house. Samuel Poulson reportedly shot at Mr. Leggett once from his handgun after repeated commands for Mr. Leggett to leave were ignored. Albert Leggett immediately fled the residence and was not struck by the bullet.

Deputies were able to quickly secure the handgun, contain the scene, and gather information to the whereabouts of Mr. Leggett. He was located at Buddy's Sports Bar at SW 185th Avenue and SW Farmington Road. He was detained without incident.

Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident. It was reported that Mr. Leggett is Mr. Poulson's wife's uncle. There allegedly has been a family disagreement that had been brewing over a period of time and Mr. Leggett came in the residence uninvited to confront Mr. Poulson about the issue.

Albert Leggett was arrested and lodged in the Washington County Jail charged with First Degree Burglary, and Second Degree Criminal Mischief. He is held on $50,000 bail.
Attached Media Files: 2/5/2014 booking photo
Family disturbance ends with man being shot at - 03/31/14
Today at 8:35 p.m. Sheriff's Deputies were called to a residence in the area of SW 170th Ave and SW Farmington Rd. This was between extended family members. One shot was fired from a handgun at a person that does not live at the residence but nobody was struck. There is one person in custody and deputies are investigating the incident.

More information will be forthcoming later tonight in a press release.
--UPDATE--The Good Samaritan that assisted Corporal Crecelius has been identified - 03/31/14
-UPDATE-

March 31, 2014--The Good Samaritan that assisted Corporal Crecelius has been identified.

The unknown man that assisted Corporal Crecelius pull Mark Vanvleck from the burning Jeep has been identified as Nickolas Kingston, 22, originally from Forest Grove and currently enlisted in the US Navy in Oak Harbor Washington. He has agreed to talk to the media. Please call me for his contact information.



PRESS RELEASE
Case #14-504627

Off-Duty Deputy Rescues Two People from Burning Vehicle

March 30, 2014--A vehicle crashed at a high rate of speed and burst into flames. There were three occupants, two of them were unconscious. The vehicle caught fire as an off-duty Washington County Deputy Sheriff pulled the unconscious occupants from the vehicle.

On March 29, 2014, at 8:11 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Deputies were called to SW Springhill Road, north of the intersection of SW Laurelwood Road, concerning a serious single vehicle crash. This is east of the community of Gaston.

A 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee was northbound on SW Springhill Road traveling at a high speed when it crashed. The Jeep sped through a stop sign at SW Laurelwood Road then left the roadway striking two drainage culverts and two trees before coming to rest. The jeep crashed with enough forward force to separate the engine and transmission from the body. The transmission was launched 46 feet down the roadway from the Jeep.

The Jeep landed upright and began burning as Christian Bandmann, 23, who was seated in the rear, escaped from the right rear door.

Off-duty Washington County Sheriff's Corporal Cheryl Crecelius came upon the scene moments after the Jeep crashed. Corporal Crecelius saw the driver and front passenger were unconscious as the fire began encroaching into the passenger area. She realized there was a very short window of time to rescue them before the fire took their lives. The Jeep received extensive damage and all of the doors were jammed closed except the right rear door.

Corporal Crecelius unfastened the seatbelt and pulled Jason Eaton, 25, from the front passenger seat backwards through the right rear door as the Jeep filled with smoke. She placed him on the ground a safe distance from the fire that was rapidly consuming the vehicle. He was regaining consciousness as she raced to free the unconscious driver.

Corporal Crecelius unfastened Mark Vanvleck's seatbelt as she attempted to pull him backwards out of the same rear door. The fire had consumed the entire engine compartment and flames were breaching through the floorboard area as the smoke began to get very thick in the passenger area. Mark Vanvleck's legs were pinned between the dash and seat making it impossible for Corporal Crecelius to pull him to freedom. She crawled back out of the vehicle to get assistance. There was an unidentified man in his 20's that stopped and helped by getting back into the burning vehicle with Corporal Crecelius. Together they were able to free Mr. Vanvleck, 25, from the vehicle moments before it was fully engulfed in flames. He remained unconscious until Gaston Fire Department personnel arrived and were able to revive him.

Christian Bandmann was transported to OHSU by Lifeflight. Jason Eaton and Mark Vanvleck were both transported by ground ambulance to a local hospital. All three men received non life-threatening injuries.

Mark Vanvleck was cited for DUII, Reckless Driving, and two counts of Forth Degree Assault. Additional charges are possible as the investigation continues. Due to Mr. Vanvleck being in the hospital, there is no booking photo available.

Corporal Crecelius received a minor injury to her hand and suffered minor smoke inhalation. She is expected to make a full recovery.

Sheriff's Deputies are searching for the unidentified man that assisted in saving Mr. Vanvleck from the burning wreckage.

The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team responded to the scene to assist in the investigation. Forest Grove Police also responded to assist with the crash. Springhill Road was closed until after 1:00 a.m. to gather evidence and diagram the scene. Investigators believe alcohol and speed were factors in this crash. The investigation is ongoing.
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Burnt Jeep
Off-Duty Deputy Rescues Two People from Burning Vehicle (Photo) - 03/30/14
March 30, 2014--A vehicle crashed at a high rate of speed and burst into flames. There were three occupants, two of them were unconscious. The vehicle caught fire as an off-duty Washington County Deputy Sheriff pulled the unconscious occupants from the vehicle.

On March 29, 2014, at 8:11 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Deputies were called to SW Springhill Road, north of the intersection of SW Laurelwood Road, concerning a serious single vehicle crash. This is east of the community of Gaston.

A 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee was northbound on SW Springhill Road traveling at a high speed when it crashed. The Jeep sped through a stop sign at SW Laurelwood Road then left the roadway striking two drainage culverts and two trees before coming to rest. The jeep crashed with enough forward force to separate the engine and transmission from the body. The transmission was launched 46 feet down the roadway from the Jeep.

The Jeep landed upright and began burning as Christian Bandmann, 23, who was seated in the rear, escaped from the right rear door.

Off-duty Washington County Sheriff's Corporal Cheryl Crecelius came upon the scene moments after the Jeep crashed. Corporal Crecelius saw the driver and front passenger were unconscious as the fire began encroaching into the passenger area. She realized there was a very short window of time to rescue them before the fire took their lives. The Jeep received extensive damage and all of the doors were jammed closed except the right rear door.

Corporal Crecelius unfastened the seatbelt and pulled Jason Eaton, 25, from the front passenger seat backwards through the right rear door as the Jeep filled with smoke. She placed him on the ground a safe distance from the fire that was rapidly consuming the vehicle. He was regaining consciousness as she raced to free the unconscious driver.

Corporal Crecelius unfastened Mark Vanbleck's seatbelt as she attempted to pull him backwards out of the same rear door. The fire had consumed the entire engine compartment and flames were breaching through the floorboard area as the smoke began to get very thick in the passenger area. Mark Vanbleck's legs were pinned between the dash and seat making it impossible for Corporal Crecelius to pull him to freedom. She crawled back out of the vehicle to get assistance. There was an unidentified man in his 20's that stopped and helped by getting back into the burning vehicle with Corporal Crecelius. Together they were able to free Mr. Vanbleck from the vehicle moments before it was fully engulfed in flames. He remained unconscious until Gaston Fire Department personnel arrived and were able to revive him.

Christian Bandmann was transported to OHSU by Lifeflight. Jason Eaton and Mark Vanbleck were both transported by ground ambulance to a local hospital. All three men received non life-threatening injuries.

Mark Vanbleck was cited for DUII, Reckless Driving, and two counts of Forth Degree Assault. Additional charges are possible as the investigation continues. Due to Mr. Vanbleck being in the hospital, there is no booking photo available.

Corporal Crecelius received a minor injury to her hand and suffered minor smoke inhalation. She is expected to make a full recovery.

Sheriff's Deputies are searching for the unidentified man that assisted in saving Mr. Vanbleck from the burning wreckage.

The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team responded to the scene to assist in the investigation. Forest Grove Police also responded to assist with the crash. Springhill Road was closed until after 1:00 a.m. to gather evidence and diagram the scene. Investigators believe alcohol and speed were factors in this crash. The investigation is ongoing.
Attached Media Files: Burnt Jeep , Burnt Jeep
-UPDATE-North Plains Man Dies after Shooting another Man - 03/27/14
March 27, 2014-Update on Brian Olson's cause of death and information concerning the fire.

This afternoon, the Medical Examiner's Office determined that Brian Olson died of a self inflicted gunshot wound.

The fire investigators could not conclusively determine the cause of the fire due to the extensive damage to the house. Fire investigators did determine there were no law enforcement gas canisters in the area where the fire started. There was a propane torch found close to Mr. Olson. The gas canisters used are specifically designed to be flameless to avoid causing a fire.


PRESS RELEASE
Case #14-504404

North Plains Man Dies after Shooting another Man

March 26, 2014--Washington County Deputies responded to a shooting incident that seriously injured a man. The suspect then barricaded himself in his North Plains house that ultimately caught on fire. The suspect was later found deceased in his house.

Today at about 11:15 a.m., Washington County Sheriff's Deputies responded to an incident at 35053 NW Mountaindale Road in the community of North Plains, where someone was allegedly shot with a gun. Minutes later a deputy arrived and located James Crandall, 24, in a vehicle with a gunshot wound to his upper abdomen. The vehicle was parked across the street from where he was originally shot. The vehicle was driven by his mother, 49 year-old Pamela Crandall. The deputy was able to move the vehicle to a safe location to help Mr. Crandall into an ambulance and get him transported to a local hospital.

The initial information given to the deputies was that Brian Olson, 31, and Mr. Crandall had been in a dispute at the home that all three people shared. Brian Olson is a male companion of Pamela Crandall. At some point during the dispute, Mr. Olson shot Mr. Crandall with a high powered rifle and then retreated into his house. The house was contained by deputies who also closed down NW Mountaindale Road at the Dairy Creek Road intersection to keep traffic safe from any potential future assaults by Mr. Olson.

The Washington County Tactical Negotiations Team (TNT) and the Crisis Negotiations Unit (CNU) responded to attempt communication with Mr. Olson for a peaceful resolution. After all remote communication attempts failed, TNT moved into a position close to the house and loud hailed for Mr. Olson to exit the house and surrender. Brian Olson continued to ignore all attempts of communication and stayed barricaded in the house.

After several dozen unsuccessful communication attempts, TNT deployed gas canisters into the house to prompt Mr. Olson to surrender. Shortly after the gas was deployed, deputies saw a fire develop inside the house. Fire personnel were unable to extinguish the fire due to the belief that Mr. Olson was inside armed with a rifle. It is not yet known if Mr. Olson or the gas deployment started the fire.

As the house filled with smoke, deputies heard what they believed to be a single gunshot from inside the house. There was a period of time until it was safe for fire personnel to extinguish the fire. Shortly after the fire was out, investigators discovered Mr. Olson deceased inside the house.

Washington County Violent Crimes Unit Detectives, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue investigators, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are assisting with the investigation. It is expected to take at least two days to determine the cause of the fire and the cause of Mr. Olson's death.

There is no additional information expected to be released until Friday, March 28th.
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Clothing Photo
-UPDATE-Deputies Search for Missing Woman (Photo) - 03/27/14
Missing woman found safe at a house close to her previous SW Portland home.

Investigators received a call about 9:30 a.m. this morning to report a friend had taken Ms. Clark into their home last night. The friend didn't realize until this morning that she was reported missing. Deputies have returned her safely home.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office would like to thank the media for getting the word out to assist in locating Ms. Clark.

Original release below:

March 27, 2014--Washington County Sheriff's Deputies search for missing Alzheimer's woman in the Portland metropolitan area.

Marilyn Clark was last seen after she helped drop her mother off at St. Vincent Hospital at about 7:00 p.m. on March 26, 2014. She was reported missing to the Sheriff's Office by family members at about 11:45 p.m.

Marilyn Clark is 74 years old, she suffers from Alzheimer's disease, and is described as:
* 5'8" tall
* 180 pounds
* Gray hair
* Blue eyes
* Wearing blue jeans, red shirt, jean jacket, glasses, and carrying a black purse

Two photos are attached. One is a recent DMV photo and the other is a surveillance photo taken last night which shows the clothing she is currently wearing.

Ms. Clark accidentally took her mother's purse and identification when she left the hospital. Her mother's name is Lavelle Schmalle born in 1918. It was reported that Ms. Clark is easily confused.

Washington County Search and Rescue is assisting Sheriff's Deputies search for Ms. Clark. It is believed she got onto a bus possibly headed toward SE Portland but she could be anywhere in the Portland metropolitan area. She has been entered into law enforcement data bases as a Missing Person Endangered.

Anyone who locates Ms. Clark or has any information of her whereabouts is asked to please call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at 503-629-0111.
Attached Media Files: Clothing Photo , DMV Photo
Burning House
Burning House
North Plains Man Dies after Shooting another Man (Photo) - 03/26/14
March 26, 2014--Washington County Deputies responded to a shooting incident that seriously injured a man. The suspect then barricaded himself in his North Plains house that ultimately caught on fire. The suspect was later found deceased in his house.

Today at about 11:15 a.m., Washington County Sheriff's Deputies responded to an incident at 35053 NW Mountaindale Road in the community of North Plains, where someone was allegedly shot with a gun. Minutes later a deputy arrived and located James Crandall, 24, in a vehicle with a gunshot wound to his upper abdomen. The vehicle was parked across the street from where he was originally shot. The vehicle was driven by his mother, 49 year-old Pamela Crandall. The deputy was able to move the vehicle to a safe location to help Mr. Crandall into an ambulance and get him transported to a local hospital.

The initial information given to the deputies was that Brian Olson, 30, and Mr. Crandall had been in a dispute at the home that all three people shared. Brian Olson is a male companion of Pamela Crandall. At some point during the dispute, Mr. Olson shot Mr. Crandall with a high powered rifle and then retreated into his house. The house was contained by deputies who also closed down NW Mountaindale Road at the Dairy Creek Road intersection to keep traffic safe from any potential future assaults by Mr. Olson.

The Washington County Tactical Negotiations Team (TNT) and the Crisis Negotiations Unit (CNU) responded to attempt communication with Mr. Olson for a peaceful resolution. After all remote communication attempts failed, TNT moved into a position close to the house and loud hailed for Mr. Olson to exit the house and surrender. Brian Olson continued to ignore all attempts of communication and stayed barricaded in the house.

After several dozen unsuccessful communication attempts, TNT deployed gas canisters into the house to prompt Mr. Olson to surrender. Shortly after the gas was deployed, deputies saw a fire develop inside the house. Fire personnel were unable to extinguish the fire due to the belief that Mr. Olson was inside armed with a rifle. It is not yet known if Mr. Olson or the gas deployment started the fire.
As the house filled with smoke, depu
ties heard what they believed to be a single gunshot from inside the house. There was a period of time until it was safe for fire personnel to extinguish the fire. Shortly after the fire was out, investigators discovered Mr. Olson deceased inside the house.


Washington County Violent Crimes Unit Detectives, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue investigators, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are assisting with the investigation. It is expected to take at least two days to determine the cause of the fire and the cause of Mr. Olson's death.

There is no additional information expected to be released until Friday, March 28th.
Attached Media Files: Burning House
Crashed Dump Truck
Crashed Dump Truck
Fatal Head-on Crash Involving a Dump Truck (Photo) - 03/26/14
March 26, 2014--Sheriff's Deputies responded to a crash where an SUV entered into the path of a dump truck. The drivers were the lone occupants in both of the vehicles. The driver of the SUV did not survive the crash.

On March 26, 2014, at 6:45 a.m., Washington County Sheriff's Deputies were called to SW Roy Rogers Road north of the intersection of SW Scholls Sherwood Road concerning a two vehicle crash. This is north of the community of Sherwood.

Deputies discovered a 2009 Escalade SXT was traveling southbound on SW Roy Rogers Road when it failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway. The Escalade crossed into the oncoming lane in front of a dump truck heading northbound. The Escalade apparently drifted over the dividing line in the curve when it collided with the truck. Both vehicles received severe damage.

Witnesses and evidence led deputies to believe both vehicles were traveling close to the 55 mph speed limit. Sheriff's Deputies found that Todd Spencer Ringheim, 50, from Aloha was the driver of the Escalade. Mr. Ringheim did not survive the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the dump truck received minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital.

The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team responded to the scene to assist in the investigation. Sherwood Police also responded to assist with the crash. Roy Rogers Road was closed until after 1:00 p.m. to gather evidence and diagram the scene. Investigators are still trying to determine why Mr. Ringheim crossed into oncoming traffic. The investigation is ongoing.
Attached Media Files: Crashed Dump Truck , Crashed SUV
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Washington County Deputies Arrest Six for DUII in Two Hours (Photo) - 03/22/14
March 22, 2014 - Washington County Deputies initiated several DUII investigations Friday night into Saturday morning. During a two hour timeframe, deputies arrested six people for DUII.

Early Saturday morning, from 1:20 a.m. to 3:10 a.m., Deputies performed several traffic stops and responded to two crashes. Their efforts resulted in six arrests for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII). Deputies are aware this is the first weekend of Spring Break and are especially vigilant with efforts to keep Washington County roads safe.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office has a long history of commitment to DUII enforcement and receives grant money to increase directed patrols to reduce the number of intoxicated drivers on the road. Enhanced DUII enforcement efforts can significantly reduce alcohol related fatalities as much as 34% reports one study by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office advises citizens to not drive after consumption of alcohol or drugs. If travel is necessary, the Sheriff's Office encourages citizens to arrange alternate transportation.

The following were arrested for DUII and lodged in the Washington County Jail:
34-year-old Jennifer Asher of Portland
19-year-old Peter Wilkins of Lake Oswego
23-year-old Manuel Contreras of Hillsboro
24-year-old Jeremy Cannon of Portland
21-year-old Bryan Wallace of Hillsboro
38-year-old Juan Salamanca-Vargas of Portland