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News Releases
Man Arrested After Shooting Incident in McMinnville Yesterday - 07/31/22

Pursuant to the protocol in place in Yamhill County between all the participating agencies in the Major Crimes Response Team (MCRT) the District Attorney assigned the Newberg-Dundee Police Department as the lead investigative agency for this incident.


Investigators from the Major Crimes Response Team and personnel from the Oregon State Police Forensic Services Division Field Response Team worked until the early morning hours of July 31, 2022, processing the scene, collecting evidence, and diagramming the scene. 


While full evidence analysis is not complete, investigators recovered evidence suggesting approximately 200 rounds were fired from the involved residence, from multiple weapons of varying caliber.


The involved subject has been preliminarily charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon (x5 counts) and Felon in Possession of a Firearm (x5 counts) and is currently lodged in the Yamhill County Jail.  He is identified as Dillan Joseph Cashman, age 32, of McMinnville.  There is currently no bail under the Presiding Judge’s Order for law enforcement in Yamhill County under Senate Bill 48, as Unlawful Use of a Weapon is an offense that requires appearance before a judge prior to release.  Additional charges are expected as investigators have time to prepare reports, analyze evidence, and present information to the District Attorney’s office.



Man Throws Mortars and Shoots in a Neighborhood in McMinnville - 07/30/22

This morning about 10:20 am McMinnville Police Department responded to a report of a domestic dispute at a residence in the 100 block of SW Mt. Mazama Street in McMinnville.  The initial report included information that an adult male in the residence was threatening another individual and was potentially emotionally disturbed.


The initial responding units from McMinnville Police Department arrived in the area and initially did not observe anything concerning at the residence.  As they approached, multiple loud explosions were heard, and they reported gunshots being fired.  Officers set up at points of observation and were able to both see and hear and learned from witnesses the individual was throwing large mortar style fireworks from the residence into the street and into the backyard.


A reverse 911 was sent to neighboring residents to shelter in place, and a perimeter was established to hopefully allow time and distance to deescalate the event.  The officers were able to confirm there was nobody else inside the residence.  Officers periodically heard what they believed to be gunfire from inside the residence and fireworks and mortars were sporadically thrown from the residence.


The Washington County Tactical Negotiations Team (TNT) was requested for tactical and negotiations support.


A little after noon officers reported that shots were being fired out of the residence.  Two McMinnville Police Officers and two Yamhill County Sheriff’s Deputies reported gunshots fired at them, and two McMinnville Police Officers did exchange gunfire with the individual.  The individual retreated back into the residence.


Once the Washington County TNT members arrived, they began removing officers from the vicinity, and they were able to engage the involved individual at times in telephone negotiations. About 1:20 pm the individual surrendered to Washington County TNT members and was taken into custody.  He was transported to a local hospital as a precaution but did not have any apparent injury.


Due to the size of the scene, with multiple neighboring houses being struck by gunfire from the individual, and law enforcement being involved in returning fire, the Yamhill County Major Crimes Response Team (MCRT) was activated.  The investigation is in the early stages and will take some time to complete.  Investigators will be canvassing the neighborhood to recover any evidence, and investigators ask anyone who may have any video surveillance or photos to contact investigators at 503-434-6500 so that evidence can be recovered.  There are no injuries to anyone involved at this time.  The involved individual is not being identified at this time as no criminal charges have been filed as of yet. 





Person Involved in Willamette River Tubing Accident Dies from Injuries - 07/14/22

On July 14, 2022, one of the individuals involved in the tragic boating accident on the Willamette River on July 11, 2022, passed away because of his injuries.  His name is not being released at this time, but he is a 20-year-old male from the Brooks area.


The other injured party is still receiving medical treatment and will not be identified as he is a juvenile.


The investigation of the incident is not yet complete, but the operator of the boat at the time of the incident is a 17-year-old from the Brooks area.  The operator does have a valid Oregon Boater Education card, and the operator’s parent who also possesses a valid Oregon Boater Education card was on board the boat at the time of the incident.


The boat involved in the incident is a 1994 Four Winns 17’ fiberglass boat which was not displaying a decal for the Towed Watersports Education Program, and neither the operator, adult on board, or boat owner have applied for a Towed Watersports Education Card as required by SB 1589 and ORS 830.649 since April 15, 2022 to engage in any towed watersport activity in the Newberg Pool section of the Willamette River.


Both the individuals who were on the tube struck by the boat were wearing personal flotation devices (PFD’s).