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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
-----REMINDER-----Deputies Provide Enhanced DUII and Seatbelt Patrol This Holiday Period - 08/29/14
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.
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
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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
--UPDATE--Detectives Search for Suspect in Cedar Mill Homicide - 08/22/14
--UPDATE--

August 22, 2014--August 22, 2014--Detectives are asking the public to continue providing tips as the homicide investigation continues. Any piece of information, regardless how small, could be critical to assist investigators solve this crime. Detectives are currently processing hundreds of pieces of evidence and information and continue to reach out for more.

While these types of attacks are very rare in stranger to stranger situations, there is no evidence to suggest it was not a random attack. Detectives do not have definitive evidence to lead them toward a firm conclusion as to why the attack occurred or who may be responsible. While detectives think it is possible Ms. Laube was the intended target, they do not have evidence or information why she was attacked.

Additional information will be provided as it is received.


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.
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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
Woman arrested for DUII after crashing into Apartment - 08/17/14
On Saturday, August 16, 2014 at about 9:32 pm, Sheriff's deputies responded to 4200 SW 107th, Beaverton, in unincorporated Washington County. A car had crashed into an apartment building.

Deputies arrived and determined that 29-year-old Madysen Boyer had crashed into her neighbor's apartment while she was parking her car. No one was injured in the incident. The car went over a curb, through some bushes, and then crashed through a large plate glass window. Ms. Boyer said she accidently hit the accelerator.

The apartment's occupant was home at the time, but not in the room where the crash occurred.

After conducting their investigation, Deputies arrested Ms. Boyer for DUII and Criminal Mischief. She was transported to the Washington County Jail and booked.
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ARRESTED
Deputies Capture Man Following Car Break-ins (Photo) - 08/15/14
August 15, 2014--Sheriff's Deputies arrested a man on allegations of breaking into several cars and stealing property. He was tracked down and arrested.

This morning at 1:25 a.m., a citizen called Sheriff's Deputies, to report a man that was seen entering their neighbor's vehicle in the 130 block of South 11th Avenue in the city of Cornelius. The man quickly walked away and several citizens followed him while calling deputies keeping them informed of their location. The man began running eastbound from the citizens.

Multiple Sheriff's Deputies including deputies serving the city of Cornelius, a Sheriff's K9 and Forest Grove Police responded to capture the man and locate possible additional victims. About two minutes after the 911 call, Sheriff's Deputies arrived and began coordinating the search. The man was contained to an area and after an hour of searching, the man was captured. The man was positively identified as the person followed from the vehicle.

Deputies located and arrested Antolio Mendoza-Cruz, 20, from Cornelius. During the search, deputies located backpacks, a laptop, and other valuable items discarded or hidden by Mr. Mendoza-Cruz. It was discovered there were five vehicles broken into, with the possibility of more yet to be found. The area of the vehicle break-ins was north of South Baseline Road between South 10th Avenue and South 14th Avenue.

Antolio Mendoza-Cruz was charged with five counts of Unauthorized Entry into a Motor Vehicle. He was lodged in the Washington County Jail held on $25,000 bail. Additional charges could be added as the investigation continues and if more victims are located.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office commends the citizens for being alert and calling to report criminal activity or any suspicious behavior. Cornelius Police Chief Moss said, "If you see something, say something. This coordinated partnership with citizens is critical to help keep our community safe."

Many of the stolen items were left in plain sight and most of the vehicles were left unlocked. Deputies remind residents to always lock their vehicles when they are unattended, and to remove valuable items or store them out of sight.
Attached Media Files: ARRESTED
Stolen Model A
Stolen Model A
Detectives Search for Stolen 1931 Model A (Photo) - 08/11/14
August 11, 2014, Washington County Sheriff's Property Crime Detectives are searching for a stolen 1931 Ford Model A. Detectives are searching for the car and the people responsible for stealing it.

On July 15, 2014, Sheriff's Deputies began investigating a reported stolen Model A rumble-seat coupe from the 19400 Block of SW McCormick Hill Road in the community of Laurel, south of Hillsboro. The owner said the car was parked in his driveway when it was stolen earlier that morning. It is not known whether the car was driven or towed from the residence.

Detectives have exhausted all investigative leads and are seeking the public's help to locate this very distinctive vehicle. It is in mostly original condition with a light brown exterior color and original black wheels and fenders.

If anyone has any information about the location of the vehicle or the ongoing criminal investigation, they are asked to call the Sheriff's Office Detectives at 503-846-2500.
Attached Media Files: Stolen Model A
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Small Plane Crashes at North Plains Gliderport (Photo) - 08/10/14
August 10, 2014 - Washington County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the North Plains Gliderport on a report of a plane crash. The pilot was the only occupant in the plane. He sustained minor injuries and was able to walk away from the crash.

On Sunday afternoon at 12:34 p.m., deputies responded to the North Plains Gliderport located at 11870 NW Dersham Road, North Plains. Upon arrival deputies learned the pilot, John Kimmel age 53 of Milwaukie, was attempting take off from the Gliderport when his engine lost power. He attempted to turn the plane around and land back at the Gliderport but crashed in a neighboring field.

The 1991 RV-3M amateur built single engine fixed wing plane sustained significant damage. However, Mr. Kimmel was able to exit the plane on his own power. The FAA responded to the scene to follow up on the incident.
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UPDATE: Deputies Search for Missing Endangered Juvenile (Photo) - 08/09/14
UPDATE: August 9, 2014 - Early Saturday morning, Hillsboro Police located Harvey Cross at a friend's house. He was in good health and was returned to the custody of his parents.

August 8, 2014--Sheriff's Deputies are seeking the public's help in locating a missing 16 year-old boy. Deputies believe he may be in danger due to evidence located at his home indicating he was having thoughts of self harm.

On August 5, 2014, at about 9:25 P.M., Sheriff's Deputies were called to the 900 block of SW 179th Street in Aloha, concerning 16 year-old Harvey Cross. Deputies were told that Harvey was home Tuesday evening and in his room. When a family member went to check on him, they found a note stating he was leaving and his window open.

On August 6, 2014 the family reported to the Sheriff's Office that they found several notes written by Harvey indicating thoughts of self harm. It has been three days since the family has heard from Harvey. He has no history of running away from home and his family is concerned for his safety. Harvey might travel to the Vancouver, Washington area, where he has relatives.

Harvey is described as being 6', 130lbs, with brown hair and blue eyes. It is unknown what he is wearing, but he will likely have a backpack and a long board style skateboard. He has been entered into the Law Enforcement Data System which will assist any peace officer that comes into contact with him to return him home.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Harvey Cross, please call the Sheriff's Office at 503-629-0111.
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Deputies Search for Endangered Female Runaway (Photo) - 08/09/14
August 8, 2014--Washington County Sheriff's Deputies are searching for a runaway juvenile that is engaging in dangerous activities.

Sheriff's Deputies serving the city of Cornelius are asking for the public's help to locate Keri Sinner 17, from Cornelius. It is believed that she has repeatedly engaged in dangerous self-destructive behavior when she previously ran away from home.

The family reports that Keri has been victimized many times in the past by adult men who exploit Keri's vulnerability. The family also now believes her to be at a higher risk than before, due to her lack of appropriate medication. This disables Kari's ability to understand consequences and has left her susceptible to entering into very dangerous situations, including going with anyone she may come into contact with.

Keri is described as being 5'5", 125lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black and white jacket and purple and black shoes. She has been entered into the Law Enforcement Data System which will assist any peace officer that comes into contact with her to return her home.

Sheriff's Deputies serving the city of Cornelius are seeking the public's help regarding this case. If you have any information, please call the Sheriff's Deputies at (503) 629-0111.
Robbery Suspect Photos
Robbery Suspect Photos
--UPDATE--Surveillance Photos Released from the US Bank Robbery (Photo) - 08/08/14
August 8, 2014--We are releasing surveillance photos from the US Bank robbery yesterday. If anyone can help identify the suspect, please call the Sheriff's Office.

Original Release:

Detectives Search for Bank Robbery Suspect

August 7, 2014--Washington County Sheriff's Detectives are searching for a man after he robbed a bank.

On August 7, 2014 at about 12:43 p.m., Sheriff's Deputies were called to the US Bank located at 18485 SW Farmington Road in the community of Aloha, concerning a robbery. Multiple Sheriff's Deputies responded to the area to search for the suspect.

Upon arrival, deputies learned a man went to a teller window and said he had an explosive device. After he demanded cash, he ran southbound from the bank. The teller was not injured and no explosive device was located.

Sheriff's Deputies disseminated the robber's description to all law enforcement in the area and searched with a K9 and handler with no success.

Washington County Property Crimes Detectives were contacted and are continuing the investigation. Washington County Forensic Science Unit assisted with crime scene processing.

The man was described as a white male, about 30 years old, 5'6" tall with a medium build. He had brown hair and was clean shaven. He was wearing a blue shirt, black pants and a black hat.

Surveillance photos will likely be available tomorrow.
Detectives are seeking the public's help regarding this case. If you have any information, please call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at (503) 846-2500.
Attached Media Files: Robbery Suspect Photos
Tire Marks From Crash
Tire Marks From Crash
Homeowner Fires Gun to Stop Fleeing DUII Driver after Crash (Photo) - 08/08/14
August 8, 2014--Sheriff's Deputies arrested a man for DUII and other charges after a
homeowner fired a handgun in close proximity to keep him from fleeing after a crash.

On August 7, 2014, at 11:16 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a
disturbance at a residence located in the 17800 block of SW Hillsboro Highway in the
community of Scholls. A vehicle reportedly crashed onto the property and was attempted to flee the scene when the homeowner fired a gun to stop the driver from leaving.

Multiple Sheriff's Deputies responded and were able to quickly secure the scene and confirm that there wereno injuries. Deputies found Hunter Tintera, 27, from Newberg, was driving a 2003 Jeep Liberty when hefailed to negotiate a curve on SW Hillsboro Highway. He left the road and crashed on 58 year-old James Attaway's property. There was substantial damage to a fence, tree and yard caused by the Jeep.

Mr. Attaway reportedly heard the commotion and went outside with a high caliber handgun. It was learned that Mr.Tintera reportedly attempted to flee the scene in the Jeep and drove through Mr. Attaway's property coming within a few feet of the house. Hunter Tintera's Jeep sustained heavy front end damage and two flat tires making it difficult to operate. It was reported that Mr. Attaway fired his handgun into the ground repeatedly until Mr. Tintera stopped the Jeep and complied with his commands.

Deputies believe alcohol and speed were contributing factors in this crash. James Attaway's involvement will be sent to the Washington County District Attorney for charging
consideration.

Hunter Dewolf Tintera was arrested and lodged in the Washington County Jail. He was
charged with DUII and Criminal Mischief. He was held on $5,000 bail and has since
been released.

Citizens are reminded that if they see illegal activity and if possible, to move to an area
that is safe and call 911 to report the incident.
Attached Media Files: Tire Marks From Crash , ARRESTED
Detectives Search for Bank Robbery Suspect - 08/07/14
August 7, 2014--Washington County Sheriff's Detectives are searching for a man after he robbed a bank.

On August 7, 2014 at about 12:43 p.m., Sheriff's Deputies were called to the US Bank located at 18485 SW Farmington Road in the community of Aloha, concerning a robbery. Multiple Sheriff's Deputies responded to the area to search for the suspect.

Upon arrival, deputies learned a man went to a teller window and said he had an explosive device. After he demanded cash, he ran southbound from the bank. The teller was not injured and no explosive device was located.

Sheriff's Deputies disseminated the robber's description to all law enforcement in the area and searched with a K9 and handler with no success.

Washington County Property Crimes Detectives were contacted and are continuing the investigation. Washington County Forensic Science Unit assisted with crime scene processing.

The man was described as a white male, about 30 years old, 5'6" tall with a medium build. He had brown hair and was clean shaven. He was wearing a blue shirt, black pants and a black hat.

Surveillance photos will likely be available tomorrow.

Detectives are seeking the public's help regarding this case. If you have any information, please call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at (503) 846-2500.
Sheriff's Office seeks Citizen Academy Applicants - 08/05/14
August 5, 2014

Have you ever wanted to learn a bit more about law enforcement?

The Washington County Sheriff's Office's Citizen Academy is getting underway and looking for volunteers. The Citizen Academy is part of the Sheriff's Office effort to promote and preserve a safe community for all citizens.

The 55-hour training program combines classroom and hands-on instruction to members of the community. It also gives community members an opportunity to observe the inner workings of the Sheriff's Office.

Participants will learn about a variety of activities deputies are engaged in, from learning about police equipment, participating in jail activities, touring criminal justice facilities and participating in role-playing scenarios.

Topics include crime scene investigations, patrol, the county jail, K-9 teams, tactical operations, and use of firearms, narcotics enforcement and more.

The next Citizen Academy begins Tuesday, September 2, 2014, and ends on November 4, 2014. Each academy is limited to 40 students. The academy is free of charge.

Classes are held every Tuesday from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m., with three weekend classes. Classes are typically held in the training rooms at the Sheriff's Office at 215 S.W. Adams Avenue in Hillsboro. Participants must be at least 18 years old and live in Washington County.

For more information, call Darlene Schnoor at 503-846-2774 or email her at darlene_schnoor@co.washington.or.us Applications for the academy are available on the Washington County Sheriff's Office website, or by visiting Sheriff's Office locations in Hillsboro or Beaverton at 3700 S.W. Murray Blvd.