Washington County Sheriff's Office
Emergency Messages as of 8:25 pm, Sun. Jun. 25
No information currently posted. Operating as usual.
Subscribe to receive FlashAlert messages from Washington County Sheriff's Office. Please use any browser other than Internet Explorer.
Primary email address for a new account:

Emergency Alerts News Releases  
And/or follow our FlashAlerts via Twitter

About FlashAlert on Twitter:

FlashAlert utilizes the free service Twitter to distribute emergency text messages. While you are welcome to register your cell phone text message address directly into the FlashAlert system, we recommend that you simply "follow" the FlashAlert account for Washington County Sheriff's Office by clicking on the link below and logging in to (or creating) your free Twitter account. Twitter sends messages out exceptionally fast thanks to arrangements they have made with the cell phone companies.

Click here to add Washington County Sheriff's Office to your Twitter account or create one.

Hide this Message


Manage my existing Subscription

News Releases
Photo 2
Photo 2
Updated: Motorcyclist Injured in Early-Morning DUII Crash (Photo) - 06/25/17

Updated Media Release
(Name corrected at 11:47am)

Motorcyclist Injured in Early-Morning DUII Crash

June 25, 2017 -- Early this morning, a motorcyclist was injured in a single-vehicle crash outside Forest Grove. His blood-alcohol content was nearly three times the legal limit. Deputies have been busy this weekend with DUII enforcement. One deputy made six DUII arrests in two nights.

On Sunday, June 25, 2017, at 12:20 a.m., Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to a single-vehicle motorcycle crash on B Street north of SW Stringtown Road, just outside the city of Forest Grove.

Samuel Zumwalt, 21, of Hillsboro, was injured in the crash. He was transported to a metro-area hospital for treatment of his injuries. Deputies were assisted at the scene by Forest Grove Police and Forest Grove Fire & Rescue.

The subsequent investigation revealed that speed and alcohol were factors in the crash. Mr. Zumwalt's blood-alcohol content was nearly three times the legal limit. He was cited for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII). No mugshot is available.

Deputies have been very busy this weekend dealing with impaired drivers. Deputy Chris Gilderson of the Traffic Safety Unit made three DUII arrests on Friday night and another three on Saturday night.

Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants is a serious problem in our society. The Washington County Sheriff's Office is committed to aggressive enforcement of DUII laws. Our deputies arrest an average of 1,000 impaired drivers each year. Please report suspected impaired drivers to 911 or non-emergency dispatch at 503-629-0111.

Attached Media Files: Media Release , Photo 2 , Photo 1
Emmylea Williams
Emmylea Williams
Deputies Make 12 DUII Arrests on First Friday Night of Summer (Photo) - 06/24/17

Media Release

Deputies Make 12 DUII Arrests on First Friday Night of Summer

June 24, 2017 -- Deputies arrested a dozen DUII drivers on the first Friday night of Summer. Two drivers and one passenger were arrested after two rollover crashes in western Washington County.

On the evening of Friday, June 23, 2017, deputies from the Washington County Sheriff's Office arrested 12 drivers for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII). Two drivers and one passenger were arrested after two separate rollover crashes.

Just after midnight, deputies were dispatched to NW Cornelius Pass Road and NW Old Cornelius Pass Road on a reported rollover crash. They learned that a passenger of a Dodge SUV jerked the steering wheel to avoid hitting a deer. The passenger was concerned that the driver had not seen it. The actions of the passenger caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle and injured a third person in the car. No deer was hurt.

It is extremely dangerous and illegal for passengers to interfere with the operation of a moving vehicle. The driver, Jared Sabin, 25, of Portland, was arrested for DUII. His blood-alcohol content was almost twice the legal limit. The passenger, 24-year-old Emmylea Williams, also of Portland, was arrested for Reckless Endangering.

Mugshots:
Jared Sabin
Emmylea Williams

Just after 12:15 a.m., deputies were called to the 32000 block of SW Johnson School Road on another rollover crash. They found a late-model Subaru on its side. Excessive speed and alcohol played a role in this crash.

The 22-year-old driver, Dean Cockeram, of Forest Grove, was transported to a metro-area hospital for injuries sustained in the crash. He was later cited for DUII, Reckless Driving and Criminal Mischief.

No mugshot is available for Mr. Cockeram.

In addition to these incidents, deputies arrested another ten drivers for DUII on the first Friday night of Summer. The Washington County Sheriff's Office partners with the Oregon Department of Transportation to provide extra deputies dedicated to DUII enforcement on county roadways.

The arrest and apprehension of DUII drivers is an enforcement priority for the sheriff's office. On average, our deputies arrest 1,000 impaired drivers each year. DUII is a 100% preventable crime. The Washington County Sheriff's Office encourages the public to designate a driver when they consume substances that could impair their ability to drive. Other alternative forms of transportation, such as taxis or app-based Uber or Lyft, are readily available in the metro area.

Photo
Photo
Law Enforcement Agencies Work Together to Keep Local Highways Safe (Photo) - 06/23/17

June 23, 2017 -- Deputies conducted 93 traffic stops and issued 65 citations during an inter-agency traffic enforcement mission on local highways.

On June 22, 2017, Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies from the Traffic Safety Unit partnered with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Marion County Sheriff's Office, and Oregon State Police to concentrate enforcement efforts on speeding, with the goal of enhancing public safety on local highways. Deputies were also on the lookout for other traffic violations.

During the one-day mission, Washington County Sheriff's deputies took the following enforcement action:

* Total traffic stops: 93

* Citations issued: 65 (speed: 60, driving while suspended:5)

* Arrests made: 2 (warrant, felony driving while suspended)

* Commercial motor vehicle truck inspections: 7

Deputies also responded to a reported drunk driver seen driving erratically on Highway 26 near Cornell Road. Deputies were able to locate and stop the vehicle, and learned the driver was having a medical emergency. Deputies quickly called for medical assistance and the driver was transported to the hospital for care.

Speed contributes to one third of all traffic-related crashes. Deputies remind drivers to slow down, wear seatbelts, move over and slow down for emergency vehicles, and drive free of distractions such as cell phones.

Media interested in statistics from the other participating agencies are asked to contact them for additional information.

Attached Media Files: Media Release (PDF) , Photo , Photo
Crash Photo 2
Crash Photo 2
UPDATE: Man Dies from Injuries Sustained in Early June Motorcycle Crash (Photo) - 06/22/17

June 22, 2017 -- The motorcycle rider who crashed at Hagg Lake on June 5, Uziel Guzman-Avendano, died yesterday at Oregon Health Science University (OHSU) from injuries sustained during the incident. Mr. Guzman-Avendano's next of kin has been notified.

ORIGINAL MEDIA RELEASE:

Man Injured in Motorcycle Crash at Hagg Lake

On June 5, 2017, at 7:11 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's deputies were called to a serious injury motorcycle crash on SW Scoggins Valley Road and SW Nelson Road in western Washington County.

Deputies learned that a male riding a 2016 Yamaha motorcycle was part of a group of motorcyclists riding around Hagg Lake. The initial investigation shows that the male failed to negotiate a curve in the road and collided with the guard rail at a high rate of speed. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in this crash.

The motorcycle rider, 26-year-old Uziel Guzman-Avendano, of Portland, was taken by air ambulance to a trauma center in Portland. His injuries are potentially life-threatening.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office reminds motorcycle riders to obey speed and other traffic laws and wear reflective clothing to increase their visibility to other motorists. Riders are also encouraged to take ongoing motorcycle skills training - offered locally - to improve their abilities.

Booking Photo
Booking Photo
Man Crashes and Injures Two After Being Reported As Driving Recklessly Four Times in an Hour (Photo) - 06/21/17

June 21, 2017 -- A man was arrested for reckless driving and two passengers were injured after he ran a red light and crashed into a minivan. The vehicle had been reported as driving recklessly four times within an hour.

On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at 12:57 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a rollover traffic crash at the intersection of NW West Union Road and NW Kaiser Road in the community of Bethany.

Based on witness statements, deputies learned that a 2000 Ford Focus, driven by 24-year-old Dakota Spacek, was driving eastbound on NW West Union Road at a high rate of speed when he failed to stop at a red light. A minivan driving southbound through a green light collided with the Ford Focus, causing it to rollover.

During the investigation, deputies learned that the Ford Focus had been called in as a reckless driver four times in the hour leading up to the crash. Local law enforcement agencies had been attempting to locate the vehicle when the crash occurred.

Two passengers in the Ford Focus sustained injuries and were transported to the hospital for evaluation. Mr. Spacek and the driver of the minivan were not injured.

Mr. Spacek was arrested and lodged at the Washington County Jail on one count of reckless driving and two counts of assault in the fourth degree.

Deputies are investigating the crash and the incidents that led up to it. The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART), an inter-agency team, assisted with the crash investigation, which briefly closed eastbound traffic.

Carter_Culleton.jpg
Carter_Culleton.jpg
20-Year Old DUII Driver Strikes House in Cedar Mill (Photo) - 06/18/17

Media Release

20-Year Old DUII Driver Strikes House in Cedar Mill

June 18, 2017 -- Early this morning, a vehicle driven by a 20-year-old DUII driver struck a home in Cedar Mill. No one was injured. The driver's blood alcohol content was almost twice the legal limit.
On Sunday, June 18, 2017, just before 4 a.m., Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the report of a vehicle striking a residence in the 2300 block of NW Woodrose Drive in Cedar Mill.

Deputies learned that Carter Culleton, 20, of Portland, was driving a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee when he hit a stop sign and collided with a residence. Fortunately, no one was injured. Alcohol played a role in this crash.

Mr. Culleton was charged with Driving While Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) and Criminal Mischief II. His blood alcohol content was nearly twice the legal limit. The legal drinking age in Oregon is 21.

DUII enforcement is a priority for the sheriff's office. Our deputies arrest an average of 1,000 impaired drivers each year. DUII is a 100% preventable crime. The Washington County Sheriff's Office encourages the public to designate a driver when they consume substances that could impair their ability to drive. Other alternative forms of transportation, such as taxis or app-based Uber or Lyft, are readily available in the metro area.

Attached Media Files: Media Release , Carter_Culleton.jpg , Photo 2 , Photo 1
IMG_2342.JPG
IMG_2342.JPG
Deputies target problem Houses in Cornelius, net five arrests (Photo) - 06/16/17

-- Sheriff's Deputies arrested five people on various charges after concentrating their enforcement efforts on certain houses that generate a large number of calls for service. Drugs, guns, and cash were also seized during the mission.

On Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's deputies serving the City of Cornelius, along with investigators from the Westside Interagency Narcotics Team (WIN), the Washington County Interagency Gang Team (IGET), the Criminal Apprehension Team (CAT), and officers from the Hillsboro Police started a mission to target nuisance houses in the City of Cornelius. These houses generate and an inordinate number of calls for service and are suspected of illegal activity.

Using a number of investigative techniques, deputies were able to conduct traffic stops that led to the issuance of a search warrant resulting in the arrest of five people and the seizure of approximately one pound of methamphetamine, six firearms, and about $3800 in cash.

Thirty-nine-year-old Cynthia Silva of Forest Grove and 36-year-old Jose Cervantez of Cornelius were arrested for possession of meth during a traffic stop conducted at 7:15 p.m. near the 2500 block of SW Golf Course Rd. About a half of an ounce of meth was seized as a result of the traffic stop. Mr. Cervantez was also arrested for a violation of a restraining order charge that stemmed from a previous incident.

Forty-one-year-old Teresa Navarro was arrested for Distribution of a Controlled Substance (Meth) during a traffic stop in the area of SE 3rd Avenue and SE Baseline St. About three ounces of meth was seized during the stop.

Deputies served a search warrant at 706 S. 8th Ave. in Cornelius where they arrested 52-year-old Vince Breiding of Cornelius for Distribution of a Controlled Substance (Meth). Also arrested was 53-year-old Dawn Lamping for a felony federal parole warrant. Nearly a pound of meth was seized at the house along with three pistols, two shotguns, a rifle, and $3800 in cash.

Chief of Police Al Roque said. "Cornelius and its residents are incredible and we want everyone to help make it a safer community. If you see a crime or any suspicious activity please call our deputies to come check it out, we can't do it without the communities help. If you see something say something."

Yash Desai mugshot
Yash Desai mugshot
Impaired Driver Causes Chain Reaction Crash Involving Patrol Cars (Photo) - 06/11/17

MEDIA RELEASE

Impaired Driver Causes Chain Reaction Crash Involving Patrol Cars

June 11, 2017 -- On June 11, 2017, just before 2:45am, deputies were conducting field sobriety tests on a suspected impaired driver on westbound Highway 26 near SW Camelot Court.
As they were concluding these tests on 23-year-old Yash Desai, of Portland, a vehicle crashed into the back of a deputy's patrol car, causing a chain reaction crash that left four vehicles -- including two patrol cars -- damaged.
Fortunately, no one was injured.

The driver who caused the crash was identified as 61-year-old Earl Smith, of Portland. All four vehicles had to be towed from the scene.

Mr. Desai was arrested for Driving while Under the Influence of Intoxicants ("DUII"). His blood-alcohol content ("BAC") was later determined to be .19, more than twice the legal limit.

Mr. Smith was also arrested and charged with DUII, Reckless Driving, Criminal Mischief I and four counts of Reckless Endangering. Tests showed that Mr. Smith also had a .19 BAC.


DUII enforcement is a priority for the sheriff's office. Our deputies arrest an average of 1,000 impaired drivers each year. DUII is a 100% preventable crime. The Washington County Sheriff's Office encourages the public to designate a driver when they consume substances that could impair their ability to drive. Other alternative forms of transportation, such as taxis or app-based Uber or Lyft, are readily available in the metro area.

Suspect Photo
Suspect Photo
Man Robs Cedar Mill Branch of Umpqua Bank -- Public's Help Needed (Photo) - 06/09/17

MEDIA RELEASE

Man Robs Cedar Mill Branch of Umpqua Bank -- Public's Help Needed

June 9, 2017 -- On June 9, 2017, just before 5pm, a man walked into the Umpqua Bank branch located in the 7300 block of SW Barnes Road in the community of Cedar Mill. He approached the teller, implied a weapon and demanded money.

The man received an undisclosed amount of cash and then fled the bank on foot. Beaverton Police Officer Gaunt and his K9 partner "Ike" assisted deputies by tracking the suspect. The suspect was not immediately located.

Detectives from the Property Crimes Unit will follow up on this case. They are requesting the public's help in order to identify the suspect.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact non-emergency dispatch at 503-629-0111.

Attached Media Files: Media Release , Suspect Photo , WCSO at Umpqua
Suspicious Male Approaches Middle School Girl near School Bus Stop - 06/09/17

MEDIA RELEASE

Suspicious Male Approaches Middle School Girl near School Bus Stop

June 9, 2017 -- On June 9, 2017, just after 8:30am, a 14-year-old female Mountain View Middle School student was walking to the school bus stop near her home. An adult male in a vehicle pulled up next to her near the intersection of SW Crisp Drive and SW Millerglen Drive in the community of Aloha.

When the man got out of his vehicle, the girl ran back to her home. The male followed the girl to her home in his vehicle, where he waited outside for several minutes prior to leaving.

She described the male as follows:
* Hispanic male adult, approximately 30-40 years old;
* Thin build;
* Long dark brown hair with curls at the end;
* No facial hair;
She described the vehicle as being a new, burgundy-colored four-door car (unknown make or model). It did not have license plates.

Deputies checked the area and did not locate the vehicle. The Washington County Sheriff's Office reminds students to be vigilant while traveling to and from school and to report all suspicious activities to non-emergency dispatch at 503-629-0111 or to 911.

The mother of the student is willing to speak to members of the media.

Attached Media Files: Media Release
Deputies Investigate Fatal High-Speed Crash - 06/06/17

MEDIA RELEASE

Deputies Investigate Fatal High-Speed Crash

June 6, 2017 --- On June 5, 2017, just after 11:15pm, Washington County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to a single-vehicle crash at the Gales Creek Bridge, near Forest Grove.

The initial investigation revealed that a vehicle was traveling south on B Street towards Highway 47 when it traveled into the oncoming lanes. The driver attempted to steer back into the proper lane when the vehicle struck a concrete barrier for the bridge.

The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed prior to the crash. The intense impact severed the vehicle into two pieces. The driver was ejected from the vehicle and did not survive the impact. It is unknown at this time whether alcohol played a role in this crash.

At this time, deputies are working on next-of-kin notification. For that reason, no name or identifying information for the driver can be released at this time.

Members of the inter-agency Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) responded to the scene to assist.

Attached Media Files: Media Release
Deputies Arrest Naked Burglar - 06/06/17

MEDIA RELEASE

Deputies Arrest Naked Burglar

June 6, 2017 -- On June 6, 2017, just after 9am, deputies were called to the Black Rock Coffee Bar at 17455 SW TV Highway in the community of Aloha on a reported burglary.

Deputies learned that a male entered the rear door of the business, stole a purse and wallet, then rode away on a bicycle. Customers at the business followed the suspect and provided updates to responding deputies. One customer confronted the burglar and recovered the stolen items. He then took a picture of the suspect as he pedaled away.

During a search of the area, deputies located a naked man at SW 173rd Avenue and SW Alexander Street. Deputies located clothing and a bicycle matching the description and photo provided by the witnesses. Deputies arrested 34-year-old Patrick L. Jones of Aloha.

Mr. Jones was charged with Burglary II and Theft II and is currently in the Washington County Jail.

Attached Media Files: Media Release
Man Injured in Motorcycle Crash at Hagg Lake - 06/05/17

MEDIA RELEASE

Man Injured in Motorcycle Crash at Hagg Lake

On June 5, 2017 at 7:11pm, Washington County Sheriff's deputies were called to a serious injury motorcycle crash on SW Scoggins Valley Road and SW Nelson Road in western Washington County.

Deputies learned that a male riding a 2016 Yamaha motorcycle was part of a group of motorcyclists riding around Hagg Lake. The initial investigation shows that the male failed to negotiate a curve in the road and collided with the guard rail at a high rate of speed. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in this crash.

The motorcycle rider, 26-year-old Uziel Guzman-Avendano, of Portland, was taken by air ambulance to a trauma center in Portland. His injuries are potentially life-threatening.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office reminds motorcycle riders to obey speed and other traffic laws and wear reflective clothing to increase their visibility to other motorists. Riders are also encouraged to take ongoing motorcycle skills training - offered locally - to improve their abilities.

Attached Media Files: Media Release
RESULTS -- Enhanced Sheriff's Patrols for Memorial Day Weekend - 06/05/17

PRESS RELEASE

RESULTS -- Enhanced Sheriff's Patrols for Memorial Day Weekend

June 5, 2017 -- During the Memorial Day holiday weekend, deputies arrested 24 people for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII). During the month of May 2017, deputies arrested 82 people for DUII. The Washington County Sheriff's Office reminds people to designate a driver or make alternative transportation arrangements (taxi, Uber, Lyft, etc.) after consuming alcohol or other substances that can impair their ability to drive.

Original press release below:

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.

spauldingmug.PNG
spauldingmug.PNG
UPDATE: Beaverton Man Sentenced in Blackmailing Case (Photo) - 06/02/17

PRESS RELEASE

UPDATE:

June 2, 2017- On May 22, 2017, Mr. Spaulding pled guilty to one count each of encouraging child sexual abuse in the second degree, identity theft, invasion of privacy, and coercion. Today, Mr. Spaulding was sentenced to 30 months in prison. The Sheriff's Office would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance in this case.

Beaverton Man Attempts to Blackmail Woman for Nude Photos

February 24, 2017 - On January 31, 2017, a Washington County Sheriff's Detective took a report of a Tigard woman who had received text messages from an unknown person, later identified as Sean Spaulding, age 21 of Beaverton. The text messages contained nude photos of the victim, which were clearly taken without her knowledge using a hidden camera. Mr. Spaulding attempted to blackmail the victim into sending additional explicit images. He threatened to post the images on social media and send them to the victim's family.

During the investigation another victim was discovered from an incident in June 2016. In that incident, detectives learned Mr. Spaulding had tricked a juvenile female victim into sending nude photos of herself to him. The investigation also uncovered instances of identity theft where Mr. Spaulding posed as a Portland woman online to attempt to obtain additional nude images of other women.

The suspect, Sean Spaulding, was arrested on February 15, 2017. Today, a Washington County grand jury returned a 10 count indictment against Spaulding for crimes including Invasion of Personal Privacy I, Encouraging Child Sex Abuse in the Second Degree (two counts), Identity Theft, Computer Crime (two counts), Coercion and Attempted Coercion (two counts).

The Sheriff's Office believes there may be more victims and is asking anyone with information to contact the Washington County Sheriff's Office at 503-629-0111.

# # #

Traffic Stop Photo
Traffic Stop Photo
RESULTS -- Deputies Make 1,176 Traffic Stops During 17 Day Seat Belt Blitz (Photo) - 05/31/17

May 31, 2017 -- During the 17 day enforcement "blitz," Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies made 1,176 traffic stops, which resulted in 954 citations, two felony arrests, and 449 warnings. Of those stopped, 126 were for seat belt violations, 553 for speeding, and 272 for use of cell phone. The Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Unit would like to remind everyone that proper seat belt and child restraint is the number one way to prevent injury or death if you or your children are involved in a crash.

Original press release below:

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 seat belts. Proper seat belt 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 oregonimpact.org.

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

# # #

Booking Photo
Booking Photo
One Person Shot in Foot During Disturbance in Cornelius (Photo) - 05/28/17

May 28, 2017 -- Deputies serving the City of Cornelius responded to a disturbance with a firearm where one person sustained non-life threatening injuries. One suspect is outstanding as the investigation continues.

On May 27, 2017 at 10:44 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies serving the City of Cornelius were called to a reported disturbance with a firearm in the 200-block of South 13th Avenue. Citizens reported hearing multiple gunshots nearby.

Deputies surrounded the area and located one of the involved parties, 27-year-old Corey Allen Bock of Hillsboro, with a single gunshot wound to his foot. With the assistance of Forest Grove and Hillsboro Police canine units, deputies searched the area extensively but were unable to locate anyone else involved in the incident.

During the investigation, deputies learned that the incident began as a confrontation in the street involving several people, and during it multiple shots were fired from at least one firearm.

Mr. Bock was transported to OHSU with non-life threatening injuries and later discharged. He was arrested and lodged at the Washington County Jail for interfering with a peace officer and a parole violation. Additional charges are likely as the investigation continues.

This ongoing investigation is still in its early stages and one suspect is outstanding. The Sheriff's Office is asking that anyone with information concerning the case call the Washington County Sheriff's Office at 503-629-0111. No additional information is available at this time.

The Washington County Interagency Gang Enforcement Team responded with the support of the Air Support Unit, Detectives, Forensic Science Unit, and Search and Rescue. The Sheriff's Office would like to thank Forest Grove Police, Hillsboro Police, and Oregon State Patrol for their assistance.

# # #

Press Release (PDF)
Press Release (PDF)
DUII Driver Arrested After Crashing Near Apartment Complex and Fleeing Scene (Photo) - 05/27/17

May 27, 2017 -- A DUII driver crashed a vehicle, which came to a rest within a few feet of an apartment complex building. The driver was located by deputies and arrested after fleeing the scene.

On May 27, 2017, at 3:43 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a traffic crash on NW 205th Avenue near NW Quatama Road in Beaverton, OR. The incident was reported to 9-1-1 by multiple witnesses.

Deputies arrived and found a white Dodge pickup on its side with a passenger entrapped and the driver unaccounted for. The pickup had sideswiped a utility pole and damaged a traffic sign during the crash. The pickup had come to a rest within a few feet of a building at the Quatama Village Apartments.

Deputies conducted an extensive search and located the driver, 24-year-old Eric Jeremiah Coulson of Beaverton, walking in the area. During the investigation, Mr. Coulson showed signs of alcoholic impairment and was arrested.

The passenger was extracted from the vehicle by Hillsboro Fire & Rescue. No one was injured during the incident.

Mr. Coulson was lodged at the Washington County Jail for DUII, failure to perform duties of a driver (hit and run), and recklessly endangering another person.

# # #