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December and 2016 Total DUII Arrests and DUII Grant Funded Patrols - 01/23/17

College Football Championship DUII grant patrol weekend results for January 6th-9th. There were three DUII arrests, eight citations and 22 warnings issued by the DUII grant patrols. These are in addition to the regular patrols throughout the county.

Original release below:

January 6, 2017 -- During the month of December, Sheriff's Deputies arrested 136 people for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII). Of those 136, 8 people were arrested for drug or drug and alcohol mixed related DUII. Several of the arrests were made by deputies through grants specifically designated for DUII enforcement provided through the Oregon State Sheriff's Association and the Oregon Department of Transportation with funding provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office has a strict no-tolerance approach to impaired drivers that continue to threaten the public's safety. Every year around the holidays or special sporting events , the Sheriff's Office increases the number of deputies on the road looking for DUII drivers.

In 2016, the Washington County Sheriff's Office arrested a total of 1192 drivers for DUII. Of those 1192, 96 were arrested for drug or drug and alcohol mixed related DUII.

Drive sober or get pulled over.

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Community_Acadmy_Dog.jpg
Sheriff's Office Presents Community Public Safety Academy (Photo) - 01/20/17

The Washington County Sheriff's Office Community Public Safety Academy is accepting applications for volunteers to participate in this opportunity. The Community Public Safety Academy supports the Sheriff's Office effort to promote and preserve a safe community.

The Community Public Safety Academy is a 40-hour training program combining classroom and hands-on instruction to members of the community. This unique program provides community members with the opportunity to observe first-hand the daily operations of the Sheriff's Office, including:

Introduction to law enforcement equipment
Touring criminal justice facilities, including the County Jail
Overviews of crime scene investigations, patrol duties, jail activities and operations,
K-9 teams, tactical operations, narcotics enforcement and much more.

The spring academy begins March 7, 2017 through May 16, 2017. Classes are held each Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., with two weekend classes and are typically held in the Sheriff's Office training rooms at 215 S.W. Adams Avenue Hillsboro. Each academy is limited to 40 students and is offered free of charge. Participants must be at least 18 years old.

Applications for the academy are available on the Washington County Sheriff's Office website under "Get Involved" or by visiting Sheriff's Office locations in Hillsboro or Beaverton.

For more information, contact Darlene Schnoor by phone (503-846-2774) or by email at darlene_schnoor@co.washington.or.us

Game day photo
Game day photo
Sheriff's Office Provides Enhanced DUII Patrols (Photo) - 01/19/17

January 19, 2017--Sheriff's Deputies will continue extra DUII patrols on Washington County roadways to enhance safety during the month of January.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office would like everyone to have a safe and enjoyable traveling experience and encourages people to drive sober. The Sheriff's Office will be providing extra DUII patrols focused on impaired driving from January 20, 2017 through January 31, 2017 in anticipation of several National Championship sporting events. The Sheriff's Office has zero tolerance for impaired drivers that continue to place themselves and others in harms way.

These extra patrols are funded by a grant obtained through the Oregon Department of Transportation and administered by the Oregon State Sheriff's Association. The goal is to stop impaired drivers on the roads, reduce crashes and save lives. The Washington County Sheriff's Office reminds people to designate a sober driver before the celebrations begin.

This is one of several sponsored traffic safety missions. The results will be provided at the conclusion of this extended traffic safety mission.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office reminds drivers to "Save a Life, Drive Sober."

Attached Media Files: Enhanced Patrols PDF , Game day photo
Jarvis Jr Booking Photo
Jarvis Jr Booking Photo
UPDATE: Louis Jarvis Jr. in Custody (Photo) - 01/17/17

UPDATE: Louis Jarvis Jr. in Custody

January 17, 2017--This afternoon, Louis Jarvis Jr. turned himself in to the Washington County Jail where he is held on $50,000 bail. The Sheriff's Office would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance with this case. Current booking photo inset.

Sheriff's Deputies Search for Violent Man following Disturbance

January 14, 2017--Washington County Sheriff's Deputies are searching for a man after he broke into a residence. The man fled after the resident fired a gun.

On January 13, 2017, at 2:06 a.m., Sheriff's Deputies were called to an apartment complex at 12070 SW Fischer Road in the community of King City, concerning a reported disturbance. Upon arrival, Sheriff's Deputies found that Louis Jarvis Jr., 40, broke down the front door to the apartment and fled the area after being shot at.

Sheriff's Deputies were told Mr. Jarvis was upset over child custody issues and forced his way into the children's mother's apartment. Mr. Jarvis has never lived at the apartment. Sheriff's Deputies found the front door damaged from being kicked in. During the investigation, Sheriff's Deputies learned that as Mr. Jarvis entered the apartment the mother armed herself with a handgun to protect herself. At some point during the confrontation, she fired one round in Mr. Jarvis's direction motivating him to flee the area.

Sheriff's Deputies found Mr. Jarvis had smashed out three windows of the mother's vehicle before he fled. It is believed he was driving a gray or tan colored late model Chevrolet pickup with an unknown license plate number.

Louis Jarvis does have connections to the Nehalem, Oregon, area. The Oregon State Police and the Tillamook County Sheriff's Office are assisting to locate and capture Mr. Jarvis. There is a warrant issued for Mr. Jarvis for Burglary, Criminal Mischief and additional charges.

Detectives are seeking the public's help regarding this case. If you have any information of Louis Jarvis's whereabouts, please call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at 503-629-0111.

UPDATE Missing Endanged Aloha Woman Found Safe - 01/15/17

UPDATE:
January 15, 2017 - This afternoon, Sparkle Green was found safe in Portland. A concerned member of the public called the Portland Police Bureau who located Ms. Green safe within adequate accommodations. It was determined she was not in danger and was able to care for herself. The Sheriff's Office appreciates the public's assistance with this case.

ORIGINAL RELEASE BELOW:
Deputies Seek Public's Help Locating Missing Endangered Aloha Woman

January 12, 2017 -- Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help locating a missing endangered woman. Deputies are concerned she may not be able to care for herself and be in increased danger due to the inclement weather.

On January 10, 2017, at 6:30 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's deputies were called to the community of Aloha concerning a missing endangered woman. 33-year-old Sparkle Green was reported missing from the care facility where she resides.

Ms. Green was last seen at the facility, near SW Farmington Road and SW 209th Avenue, around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Ms. Green is reported to have a developmental disorder which could cause her to engage in risky behaviors and not have the ability to care for herself.

Deputies are concerned that Ms. Green could be staying outdoors and be in danger due to the frigid temperatures and snowy weather conditions. It is reported that Ms. Green has gone missing in the past and used public transportation to travel into downtown Portland. While there, she slept outdoors and did not care for herself.

Ms. Green is described as a black female, 5'8" tall, heavy build, with braided black hair. She was last seen wearing a heavy blue coat, white sneakers, blue jeans, and her identification lanyard.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's help with this case. If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Sparkle Green, please call 503-629-0111.

Louis Jarvis Booking Photo
Louis Jarvis Booking Photo
Sheriff's Deputies Search for Violent Man following Disturbance (Photo) - 01/14/17

January 14, 2017--Washington County Sheriff's Deputies are searching for a man after he broke into a residence. The man fled after the resident fired a gun.

On January 13, 2017, at 2:06 a.m., Sheriff's Deputies were called to an apartment complex at 12070 SW Fischer Road in the community of King City, concerning a reported disturbance. Upon arrival, Sheriff's Deputies found that Louis Jarvis Jr., 40, broke down the front door to the apartment and fled the area after being shot at.

Sheriff's Deputies were told Mr. Jarvis was upset over child custody issues and forced his way into the children's mother's apartment. Mr. Jarvis has never lived at the apartment. Sheriff's Deputies found the front door damaged from being kicked in. During the investigation, Sheriff's Deputies learned that as Mr. Jarvis entered the apartment the mother armed herself with a handgun to protect herself. At some point during the confrontation, she fired one round in Mr. Jarvis's direction motivating him to flee the area.

Sheriff's Deputies found Mr. Jarvis had smashed out three windows of the mother's vehicle before he fled. It is believed he was driving a gray or tan colored late model Chevrolet pickup with an unknown license plate number.

Louis Jarvis does have connections to the Nehalem, Oregon, area. The Oregon State Police and the Tillamook County Sheriff's Office are assisting to locate and capture Mr. Jarvis. There is a warrant issued for Mr. Jarvis for Burglary, Criminal Mischief and additional charges.

Louis Robert Jarvis Jr. is described as 6'3" tall with a heavy build. (Photo inset of Louis Jarvis is from 2012)

Detectives are seeking the public's help regarding this case. If you have any information of Louis Jarvis's whereabouts, please call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at 503-629-0111.

Green, Sparkle Photo (JPG)
Green, Sparkle Photo (JPG)
Deputies Seek Public's Help Locating Missing Endanged Aloha Woman (Photo) - 01/12/17

January 12, 2017 -- Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help locating a missing endangered woman. Deputies are concerned she may not be able to care for herself and be in increased danger due to the inclement weather.

On January 10, 2017, at 6:30 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's deputies were called to the community of Aloha concerning a missing endangered woman. Sparkle Green, 33-years-old, was reported missing from the care facility where she resides.

Ms. Green was last seen at the facility, near SW Farmington Road and SW 209th Avenue, around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Ms. Green is reported to have a developmental disorder which could cause her to engage in risky behaviors and not have the ability to care for herself.

Deputies are concerned that Ms. Green could be staying outdoors and be in danger due to the frigid temperatures and snowy weather conditions. It is reported that Ms. Green has gone missing in the past and used public transportation to travel into downtown Portland. While there, she slept outdoors and did not properly care for herself.

Ms. Green is described as a black female, 5'8" tall, heavy build, with braided black hair. She was last seen wearing a heavy blue coat, white sneakers, blue jeans, and her identification lanyard.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's help with this case. If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Sparkle Green, please call 503-629-0111.

Larisa Yerygin Mugshot
Larisa Yerygin Mugshot
Mail Theft Suspect Arrested (Photo) - 01/10/17

PRESS RELEASE
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Suspect Arrested for Theft of Mail

January 10, 2017 -- Yesterday afternoon, a citizen tip helped sheriff's deputies assigned to the city of Cornelius arrest a woman for stealing a large amount of mail.

On January 9, 2017 at approximately 2pm, an alert citizen called 911 to report a suspicious woman stealing his neighbor's mail. He provided a description of the woman and her minivan. Deputies assigned to the city of Cornelius located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop.

The citizen was able to positively identify the woman stopped by deputies as the person he saw stealing the mail. During a search of the vehicle, deputies located mail belonging to 93 different people and 42 different addresses in Cornelius and Aloha.

Deputies arrested Larisa Valery Yerygin, 42, of Vancouver, Washington. She was lodged in the Washington County Jail, charged with Mail Theft. Mail Theft is a Class C felony in Oregon and can also be prosecuted in federal court.

Anyone who has information about this crime is requested to call Cornelius Police at 503-629-0111.

The citizen who alerted police is willing to speak to the media.

DesCamps Booking Photo
DesCamps Booking Photo
Sheriff's Deputies make Second Arrest with "Bait Package" (Photo) - 01/03/17

January 3, 2017--Deputies make second arrest with bait package.

On January 1, 2017, at 2:16 a.m., a package was stolen off the porch of a home in the Aloha area. The package is part of the Sheriff's Office "bait package" program and was equipped with a tracking device that was activated when the suspect disturbed the package (https://ring.com/share/1677779147). Within about three minutes, Sheriff's Deputies were able to electronically track the package to Jean Des Camps, 19, from Portland. Mr. Des Camps was found walking a few blocks from the package theft location.
Jean Michael Des Camps (Photo Inset) was arrested for Second Degree Theft and lodged in the Washington County Jail held on $2500 bail.

This is another example of a successful proactive crime deterrent program the Sheriff's Office participates in. Thieves beware, before you decide to take property that isn't yours, think if it's worth a trip to jail and criminal charges.

The Sheriff's Office "bait package" program is still in effect with packages placed throughout Washington County.

Original Release Below:

December 22, 2016--Deputies make arrest with bait package.

On Thursday, December 22, 2016, at about 8:41 a.m., a package was stolen from outside a home in the community of Aloha. The package is part of the Sheriff's Office "bait package" program and is equipped with a tracking device that was triggered when the suspect (17-year-old Alexander Baumgardner of Hillsboro) grabbed the package.

Alex Baumgardner was arrested for Theft in the Second Degree and refereed to the juvenile department. He was later released to the custody of his parents.

Sheriff's Office Handling Media for Trooper Cederberg Event - 01/02/17

The Washington County Sheriff's Office handling media for Trooper Cederberg event tonight in North Plains. (see attached flier)

For all media inquiries, please call 503-209-5613

Attached Media Files: PDF Flier
Christmas Day Shooting Update - 12/31/16

The interviews of the officers involved in the shooting that occurred on December 25, 2016, have been concluded. The Washington County Major Crimes Team conducted interviews of five officers who fired their weapons during an armed confrontation with James Tylka after he shot and killed his wife then shot Trooper Cederberg. An interview with Trooper Nic Cederberg has not occurred at this time.

Following are the names and years of law enforcement service of the officers who fired their weapons:

1. Trooper Nic Cederberg has been with the Oregon State Police for seven years.
2. Officer Anthony Cristofaro has been with the Hillsboro Police Department for seven years.
3. Officer Eli Sanders, with the Tualatin Police Department, has four years law enforcement experience. He was formerly an officer with the Yuma Arizona Police Department.
4. Officer Stan Smith has been with the Sherwood Police Department for over eight years.
5. Officer Joe Twigg has been with the Sherwood Police Department for over five years.
6. Officer Chris Pierce has been with the Sherwood Police Department for nearly two years.
As is standard procedure, all of the officers remain on administrative leave at this time.

Sheriff's Deputies from Washington and Yamhill Counties, and officers from Tigard, King City and Newberg Dundee Police Departments were also involved in the response to the overall incident, but did not discharge their weapons.

Detailed information concerning this incident will be available after the Washington County Major Crimes Team concludes their investigation and the Washington County District Attorney's Office issues their charging decision.

-END-

****UPDATE #1****
--December 27, 2016--

This is an update on the homicide in King City that preceded the officer involved shooting south of Sherwood on December 25.

The victim of the homicide that occurred in King City has been identified as Katelynn Tylka-Armand, she was 24 years old and from Beaverton. Katelynn was married to the suspect, James Tylka, although they were separated. They have a child together, she is eleven months old. James Tylka has an eight-year-old son from a previous relationship.

On Christmas night, Katelynn was dropping off their child at James' residence located on SW King James Place. He lived there with his parents. Katelynn pulled up in front of the house and James took the infant into the house. James' eight-year-old son was already in the home. James left the house and a short time later shot and killed Katelynn. The children were not harmed and did not witness the shooting.

We will not have any further details on the officer involved shooting until the interviews of all the involved officers have been completed. Those interviews will not be fully completed this week.

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Late Last night, an Oregon State Police trooper was shot after pursuing a homicide suspect south of Sherwood. The suspect was shot and killed during the incident. The trooper is currently being treated at a Portland area hospital for life-threatening injuries.

On December 25, 2016, at about 10:15 p.m. King City Police responded to 11950 SW King James Place on a report of a disturbance involving possible shots fired. They arrived with back up units from Tigard police and found a deceased adult female.

The homicide suspect, 30-year-old James Tylka, was spotted driving his vehicle and was pursued by officers. The pursuit ended on SW Gimm Lane south of the City of Sherwood. Mr. Tylka is also believed to be responsible for shooting and seriously injuring the Oregon State trooper. Officers from Hillsboro, Sherwood, and Tualatin Police Departments were also involved in the incident and are currently on paid administrative leave, per standard protocol.

The Washington county Major Crimes Team is investigating both incidents at this time. This is an ongoing investigation with multiple crime scenes and multiple agencies involved. More details will be released as the investigation unfolds and detectives are able to confirm the sequence of events. No further information will be released today.

Attached Media Files: PDF
Matthew Nuno
Matthew Nuno
Deputies Recover Stolen Vehicle After Brief Vehicle and Foot Pursuits (Photo) - 12/29/16

December 29, 2016 -- Deputies from the Washington County Sheriff's Office located a "rolling stolen" vehicle today. After brief vehicle and foot pursuits, one suspect was arrested and the stolen vehicle was recovered. No one was injured.

Today at 3:35pm, a deputy from the Washington County Sheriff's Office assigned to the Interagency Gang Enforcement Team was conducting an investigation in the community of Aloha when he saw a suspicious vehicle drive past him. When he checked the car's license plate information against a database of stolen vehicles, he learned that the car had reported stolen earlier that day to the Hillsboro Police Department.

The deputy followed the car until other deputies were in a position to assist him. When the deputy activated emergency lights and siren in an attempt to stop the car, the driver sped up in an attempt to elude. After a short pursuit on residential streets, the suspect turned onto SW 199th Court, a dead end. The suspect crashed into some shrubbery and fled on foot. Deputies pursued the driver and captured him in the back yard of a nearby house. No one was injured.

Matthew Nuno, 26, of Hillsboro, was arrested and lodged in the Washington County Jail for Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle, Attempting to Elude Police Officer, Felon in Possession of a Restricted Weapon and Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine.

Attached Media Files: Matthew Nuno , Recovered Stolen Vehicle
Car Fire Photo
Car Fire Photo
Deputies Capture Men during Crime Spree (Photo) - 12/28/16

December 28, 2016--Sheriff's Deputies captured two men who were breaking into cars and ignited two on fire. Sheriff's Deputies arrested the men during their crime spree in the south Aloha area. Detectives are searching for additional victims.

On December 28, 2016, at 4:41 a.m., Washington County Sheriff's Deputies were called to the 17200 block of SW Hart Way in the community of Aloha concerning a vehicle that was reportedly broken into by two males. Sheriff's Deputies arrived and after searching the area, found a Nissan Versa in a driveway had a freshly burned interior (Photo Attached). Shortly afterward, Sheriff's Deputies found that Beaverton Police Department was investigating a similar incident several blocks to the east on SW Timberland Drive.

A Beaverton Police K9 was tracking the suspects from the SW Timberland Road location when Sheriff's Deputies located Tristan Alexander, 21 and Matthew Evarts, 22, walking a few blocks away from the crime scenes (Booking Photos Attached). Both men smelled like smoke and many items were found on them that were stolen from several vehicles. Sheriff's Deputies found an iPad, medications and other valuable items. These items were seized and investigators will be checking recent theft reports to locate the owners.

Washington County Sheriff's Office Property Crime and Arson Detectives are working with Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue Investigators and the Beaverton Police Department with this investigation. Detectives believe there are several more crimes the men committed prior to their capture.

Matthew Evarts and Tristan Alexander were both lodged in the Washington County Jail. They were both charged with two counts of First and Second Degree Arson and two counts of Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle. They are each held on $270,000 bail. There will be additional charges as the investigation continues.

Trooper Cederberg Event Flier - 12/28/16

This is sent on behalf of the North Plains Police Department

Attached Media Files: PDF Announcement with Photo
UPDATE**Press Release - Officer Involved Shooting south of Sherwood - 12/27/16

****UPDATE****
This is an update on the homicide in King City that preceded the officer involved shooting south of Sherwood on December 25.

The victim of the homicide that occurred in King City has been identified as Katelynn Tylka-Armand, she was 24 years old and from Beaverton. Katelynn was married to the suspect, James Tylka, although they were separated. They have a child together, she is eleven months old. James Tylka has an eight-year-old son from a previous relationship.

On Christmas night, Katelynn was dropping off their child at James' residence located on SW King James Place. He lived there with his parents. Katelynn pulled up in front of the house and James took the infant into the house. James' eight-year-old son was already in the home. James left the house and a short time later shot and killed Katelynn. The children were not harmed and did not witness the shooting.

We will not have any further details on the officer involved shooting until the interviews of all the involved officers have been completed. Those interviews will not be fully completed this week.

-END-

Officer Involved Shooting South of Sherwood - 12/26/16

An officer involved shooting involving the Oregon State Police and neighboring agencies occurred late last night just south of Sherwood. A press briefing will occur at the Timberline Baptist Church at 24645 SW Old Highway 99W, Sherwood, Oregon 97140 at 04:00 AM.
Press staging will begin at 03:30 AM in the parking lot of the church. Briefing will occur under the covered front entry to the church. Press vehicles may enter the parking area, off SW Pacific Highway 99 W, to SW Brookman Rd, then into the church parking area. A member of the Sherwood Police Department will be there to assist you in setting up for the briefing at 04:00 AM.