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Enhanced Sheriff's Patrols for Memorial Day Weekend (Photo) - 05/24/17

May 24, 2017 -- Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies, in partnership with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), will be providing extra patrols on the road to enhance safety over Memorial Day weekend.

In addition to extra patrols over the holiday weekend focused on impaired driving, deputies will also be looking for drivers that are speeding, following too closely, and distracted drivers using mobile communication devices. The results of the enhanced patrol will be provided after the holiday weekend.

During holiday weekends, Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies respond to numerous traffic-related incidents that could have been avoided. Deputies are reminding drivers to designate a sober driver, slow down, avoid distractions, and allow adequate following distances.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office would like everyone to have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend.

Please remember to be safe and considerate while enjoying the holiday.

Attached Media Files: Press Release (PDF) , Graphic
34-Year-Old Man Shot Outside Club in Raleigh Hills - 05/19/17

Early Friday morning, Washington County Deputies responded to a club in the Raleigh Hills area on a reported assault with weapon. One man was shot multiple times and succumbed to his injuries.

On Friday May 19, 2017, at 1:35 a.m., Deputies responded to the Xpose club located at 10270 SW Canyon Road in Beaverton. Upon arrival, deputies located one victim, who was shot multiple times. He was transported to the hospital with life threatening injuries. The victim, Mr. Ramon Harris, age 34 of Portland, was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The shooting does not appear to be random.

The Washington County Major Crimes Team responded to the scene and is currently working all available leads. The investigation is on-going and no further information available at this time.

The next of kin have been notified.

Media Staging for Incident at Xpose in Beaverton - 05/19/17

Media stage at Canyon and Walker

10000 SW Canyon Rd
Portland, OR 97225

PIO en-route, approximately 30 minutes.

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One Arrested for DUII, Life Flight Activated for Victim in Crash (Photo) - 05/17/17

--Wednesday, May 17, 2017

On Tuesday night, Washington County Deputies responded to a head-on crash in rural Washington County. One driver was arrested for DUII, the victim, who was driving a van, was flown via Life Flight from the scene. The other two occupants of the van were transported via ambulance.

On May 16, 2017, at 8:58 p.m., Sheriff's deputies responded to a serious crash on SW Farmington Road near the intersection of SW River Road. A 2007, Dodge pickup driven by Jesus Villanueva-Pettry, age 23 of Beaverton, crossed the center line and crashed into a 2000 Chrysler van.
The van had three occupants. Larry Waters, age 53 of Hillsboro, was in the front passenger seat. His 16-year-old daughter was driving the van and his other younger daughter was in the back seat.

Both drivers had to be extricated by TVF&R from their vehicles. The 16-year-old driver was transported to OHSU by Life Flight with serious physical injuries. Mr. Villanueva-Pettry, Mr. Waters and his other daughter were transported to OHSU via ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.

Mr. Villanueva-Pettry was investigated and cited in lieu of arrest for DUII. The investigation is continuing and additional charges against Mr. Villanueva-Pettry are expected.

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Seat Belt Blitz Kicks off in May (Photo) - 05/12/17

May 12, 2017 -- Deputies with the Washington County Sheriff's Office will be working extra patrols throughout the county for two weeks in May as part of the Seat Belt Blitz. This "blitz" is funded by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and run in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's annual (NHTSA) "Click It or Ticket" campaign. Law enforcement agencies from across Oregon will participate in a two-week campaign to encourage the use of safety belts and child restraints in vehicles. The ''blitz'' runs from May 15, 2017 through May 28, 2017.

Studies by NHTSA show that motor vehicle crashes are still the leading cause of death or disability in children from two to fourteen years of age. This number is due in large part to non-use, or improper use of child safety seats and seatbelts. Proper seatbelt and child restraint use is the number one way to prevent injury or death if you or your children are involved in a crash.

NHTSA recommends that all children under thirteen years old ride in the back seat. Research indicates that passengers riding in the rear seating area are at reduced risk of injury for that age group. Children who are under eight-years old or 4' 9'' tall must be in properly fitted child safety seats. All other occupants must be properly secured utilizing safety belt systems.

For safety belt systems, proper use means the lap belt must be placed low across the hips and the shoulder belt should cross the center of the chest over the collar bone. Belts should be free of slack and have no twists or knots. The shoulder belt should NOT be placed under the arm or behind the back; this can cause serious internal injuries or ejection in a crash. Children should not ride in the open bed of any pick-up truck.

Additional information regarding car safety seats and child passenger safety can be found at: http://oregonimpact.org/.

The Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Unit is dedicated to promoting and improving traffic safety through education, analysis and enforcement.

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Washington County Negotiation Team Wins Regional Competition (Photo) - 05/09/17

May 9, 2017 -- The Washington County Crisis Negotiation Unit was awarded first place at the Pacific Northwest Crisis Negotiation Competition. This is the third consecutive year the team has taken first place.

On May 7, 2017, the Washington County Crisis Negotiation Unit participated in the 4th annual Pacific Northwest Crisis Negotiation Competition, organized by the Western States Hostage Negotiators' Association. Eleven negotiation teams from five different states competed in a challenging full day scenario in which every aspect of crisis negotiation was utilized and tested.

When the competition completed, the Washington County Crisis Negotiation Unit was awarded first place. This is the third consecutive year the team has taken first place at this highly challenging competition. The Crisis Negotiation Unit tied for first place in both the 2015 and 2016 competitions.

Formed in 1981, the Washington County Crisis Negotiation Unit (CNU) is an interagency team whose primary goal is to create peaceful resolutions to often extremely volatile situations. The unit's cornerstones are empathy, knowledge, and compassion. The team is comprised of members from the Sheriff's Office, Beaverton Police, Hillsboro Police, Tigard Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), mental health consultants, and a certified psychologist.

The Western States Hostage Negotiators' Association (WSHNA) was founded in 1986 with the mission of developing negotiation teams to the highest degree of proficiency in the performance of their professional duties. The association is represented by enforcement and corrections crisis negotiators from seven states and British Columbia.

The competition was hosted by the Portland Police Bureau.

Attached Media Files: Press Release (PDF) , Team Photo , Award Photo
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Detectives seek assistance in identifying Bank Robber (Photo) - 05/05/17

The Chase Bank in Raleigh Hills was robbed on Wednesday afternoon. The suspect got away with cash and no one was hurt. Sheriff's detectives are releasing photos of the suspect today and asking the public's help in identifying him.

On May 3, 2017, at about 2:30 pm, Sheriff's deputies responded to the Chase Bank located inside Fred Meyer on a reported robbery. The store is located at 7700 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway in the community of Raleigh Hills.

The tellers at the bank reported that a white male, approximately 5'10" tall wearing a dark "beanie" hat, and a blue and black North Face coat entered the bank and produced a note that claimed he was armed and demanded money. The teller did as they were told and no one was injured. The suspect fled the bank with an undisclosed sum of money.

A Sheriff's Office K9 team was called in and conducted a search, but they were unable to find the suspect who they believe fled in a vehicle.

If you have any information regarding the identity or whereabouts of the suspect in the surveillance photos, please call 503-629-0111 and report it immediately.

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RESULTS - April Enhanced DUII Patrols (Photo) - 05/04/17

May, 4, 2017 - During the month of April, Washington County Sheriff's Deputies arrested 59 impaired drivers. Of those DUII arrests, 15 were made by deputies working grant funded overtime provided by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The Sheriff's Office encourages people prior to consuming alcoholic beverages or recreational marijuana to make sure to have a designated sober driver or arrange for an alternate form of transportation.

Impaired drivers are involved in a significant number of injury and fatal traffic crashes each year.

The Sheriff's Office reminds you to drive sober or get pulled over.

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Drug Turn-in Yields Hundreds of Pounds of Drugs for Disposal (Photo) - 05/02/17

***CORRECTION*** - Drug drop off hours for East Precinct (3700 Murray Blvd)are 8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday thru Friday.


May 1, 2017--The Washington County Sheriff's Office hosted a drug turn-in event on April 29, 2017 at three drop-off locations around Washington County. During the four hour event, the Sheriff's Office received about 443 pounds of drugs for destruction. This event is in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Agency held every April and October.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office also has Prescription drug drop boxes available year round at the following locations:
* Main lobby at 215 SW Adams Avenue in Hillsboro. The lobby drop box is available between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., seven days a week.
* East Precinct office at 3700 SW Murray Blvd. in Beaverton. Office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday thru Friday.
* Bethany Station at 4876 NW Bethany Blvd. (In the Bethany Village Shopping Center). Office hours are 8:30am -- 4:30pm, Monday thru Friday.
The Sheriff's Office collected about 1283 pounds of unwanted drugs last year for destruction from our three collection sites. You can drop off prescription medications and samples, all over-the-counter medications, vitamins, pet medications, medicated ointments, and liquid medication in leak-proof containers.
The Sheriff's Office believes this program will help keep unwanted prescription drugs from falling into the wrong hands and avoid pollution from improper disposal.

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Two Stores Sell Alcohol in Underage Compliance Checks - 04/29/17

April 29, 2017 -- Washington County Sheriff's Deputies conducted an undercover compliance mission where underage adults attempted to buy alcohol from stores.

On April 28, 2017, Sheriff's Deputies conducted an undercover operation where an underage adult attempted to purchase alcohol from stores. Thirty nine businesses around the Aloha and City of Cornelius areas were checked and two sold alcohol. The underage assistant would provide their actual age and valid Oregon State issued ID card if requested by the clerk.

The stores that sold alcohol were the 7-11 Store at 17771 SW Tualatin Valley Highway in Aloha and the Space Age Market at 845 N. Adair Street in Cornelius. The two clerks who sold alcohol to the underage person were cited for Furnishing Alcohol to a Minor. This is a Class "A" misdemeanor that carries up to a $5,000 fine for the first conviction. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission will be potentially following up with the owners of the businesses that sold the alcohol.

The Sheriff's Office recognizes the dangers associated with underage alcohol use and works hard to stop underage drinking. This undercover alcohol operation 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.

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Sheriff's Detectives Search for Missing 15 year-old (Photo) - 04/25/17

Detectives are concerned for the safety of a 15 year-old that was reported as a runaway from Aloha last night. While it is believed she ran away, some of her personal belongings were found along a Beaverton area roadside. The personal belongings are not something that is usually disposed of.

Detectives are searching for William Richard-Ricke who identifies herself as Jazmine Rodriguez. She is 5'8" tall, weighing about 100 pounds with dark shin (Photo Attached).

Detectives are asking that anyone with information concerning Jazmine to please call 503-846-2500.

Attached Media Files: Jazmine Photos