Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Deputies Arrest Man after Rollover DUII Crash (Photo)
January 23, 2015 - A Forest Grove Police Officer attempted to stop a reported reckless driver that refused to yield to him. Concerns for public safety resulted in the officer terminating the pursuit. The man ultimately crashed and was arrested for DUII by Sheriff's Deputies.
On January 22, 2015, at about midnight, a Forest Grove Police Officer attempted to stop a white 2002 Ford pickup that was reportedly driving recklessly. When the officer attempted to stop the truck, the driver sped westbound toward NW Gales Creek Road. The officer was using his lights and siren as he attempted to stop the truck. The driver refused to stop and was actively attempting to avoid law enforcement. For public safety reasons, the officer aborted his attempt to contact the driver.
At 12:22 a.m., a passerby contacted the Sheriff's Office to report a serious crash on NW Gales Creek Road near NW Owl Drive, more than three miles west of Forest Grove. It was reported that a white Ford pickup was upside down in the ditch on the north side of NW Gales Creek Road and a man was laying face-down in opposite ditch.
Sheriff's Deputies arrived and found James Bogosian, 29, from McMinnville injured in the ditch and identified him as the driver of the Ford pickup that fled the Forest Grove Police Officer. Deputies found Mr. Bogosian was driving westbound at a very high speed when his truck left the roadway and climbed a power pole support wire causing his truck to flip over violently. Investigators determined Mr. Bogosian was ejected from the truck as it tumbled and rolled a distance of over 475 feet before coming to a rest upside down.
James Bogosian was airlifted to Emanuel Hospital with serious injuries. He was issued a criminal citation at the hospital for DUII alcohol. Additional charges are anticipated as the investigation continues.
--UPDATE ON FULL NAME OF VICTIM--Woman Dies after being Struck by Vehicle (Photo)
UPDATE--The 80 year-old victim's full name is Betty Sandra Glassman.
January 22, 2015--Sheriff's Deputies responded to a crash where a vehicle struck a mother and daughter in a crosswalk. The mother did not survive her injuries.
On January 22, 2015, at 7:38 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Deputies were called to NW Barnes Road and NW Monterey Place in the community of Cedar Mill concerning a crash involving one vehicle and two pedestrians.
Sheriff's Deputies arrived and found a 2007 Ford Escape, driven by John Lawson, 66, from Aloha, was turning west onto NW Barnes Road. He was turning at a traffic light exiting Saint Vincent Hospital. Deputies determined that Mr. Lawson turned directly into a mother and daughter who were in the crosswalk crossing NW Barnes Road south from Saint Vincent Hospital. Mr. Lawson remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators.
Sheriff's Deputies found that Sherry Glassman-Beebe, 54, from Berkley California, was walking with her mother, Betty Sandra Glassman, 80, from Coos Bay. Both women were transported to Emanuel Hospital. Betty Sandra Glassman was pronounced deceased shortly after arriving at the Hospital. Sherry Glassman-Beebe sustained minor injuries.
The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team responded to assist with diagrams and processing evidence. The west bound lanes of NW Barnes Road were closed for about two and a half hours to complete the investigation.
Investigators determined that Mr. Lawson was likely turning on a green light and failed to see the women who were crossing on a green crosswalk light. John Lawson received a citation for Failure to Yield to Pedestrian. There does not appear to be any criminal charges at this point in the investigation.
Bull Terrorizes Cornelius Residents (Photo)
January 19, 2015--Washington County Sheriff's Deputies serving the City of Cornelius were assisted by additional Sheriff's Deputies with a loose 800 pound bull in the city. One man was injured before the bull could be dispatched.
On January 19, 2015 at about 11:30 a.m., Sheriff's Deputies responded to a recall of a loose Charolais bull (photos attached) in the area of North 29th and Highway 8 in the City of Cornelius. It was reported that seven bulls broke out of a damaged fence from a ranch at the 33000 block of Highway 8 last night. The seven bulls reportedly caused damage at a business at the west end of Hillsboro before disappearing into the night. This morning, six bulls found their way home and the reported sighting was the missing bull.
The bull moved its way into several Cornelius neighborhoods crashing through yards as Sheriff's Deputies attempted to guide the animal back to the ranch. The bull was disoriented and was continuing to elude Sheriff's Deputies in a path covering about a mile radius through the city and surrounding farm land.
At about 2:00 p.m., the bull fixated on and began to charge Augustine (Morgan) White, 23, outside of Mr. White's residence at the 2700 block of North Davis Court. When the bull began charging, Mr. White first attempted to intimidate the bull by raising his arms and standing as tall as possible. Realizing this was not working, Mr. White started to run away as the bull continued to charge. The bull knocked Mr. White down to the asphalt driveway then ran a different direction. Morgan White was treated and released at a local hospital. Fortunately, he only received bruising of the ribs and extensive abrasions.
The bull was once again cornered by Sheriff's Deputies in the 300 block of North 29th Avenue. The bull's owner had called a local butcher company to dispatch and process the bull but they were unsuccessful after two attempts. The bull ran south on North 29th Avenue towards Tualatin Valley Highway. Sheriff's Deputies were able to quickly stop traffic as the bull ran across the highway and into a large farm field. A third attempt to dispatch the bull by the butcher was again unsuccessful. A Sheriff's Patrol Sergeant used his patrol rifle to quickly and effectively dispatch the bull to avoid further danger to the public and property damage.
It appears the fence containing the bulls was damaged by the recent heavy rains causing it to fail. No citations for loose animals are anticipated.
Deputies Capture Fugitive with Stolen Handgun (Photo)
January 15, 2015--Sheriff's Deputies capture a wanted man after he crashes his car. He attempted to run after the crash but was quickly tracked down and arrested.
On January 14, 2015, at 9:36 p.m., a Washington County Sheriff's Deputy saw a 1994 Acura Legend Fail to stop at a red light at NW Barnes Road and NW Baltic Avenue. When the Sheriff's Deputy attempted to stop the car, it sped off down Highway 217 and into a Raleigh Hills neighborhood. The Acura continued to ignore the Sheriff's Deputy's lights and siren refusing to stop.
Sheriff's Deputies converged on the Acura and the driver failed to negotiate a curve and drove onto landscape boulders in the front yard of a house on SW Woodward Way, rendering the Acura inoperable. A man, later identified as Michael Peterson 36, from Beaverton, fled the Acura and ran behind a house. Sheriff's Deputies saw Mr. Peterson throw something away as he ran. Sheriff's Deputies caught up to Mr. Peterson as he attempted to jump a fence and he was arrested without further incident.
Sheriff's Deputies located a stolen loaded handgun in the Acura and second loaded handgun that Mr. Peterson threw as he was running. The Acura was filled with dozens of items that were possibly stolen. Sheriff's Deputies found GPS's, car stereo systems and other valuable items. These items were seized and will be checked against reports of stolen property as investigators attempt to locate the owners.
Michael Gene Peterson was lodged in the Washington County Jail. He was charged with Felony and Misdemeanor Attempt to Elude, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, First Degree Aggravated Theft (Firearm), Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Reckless Endangering, Felony Driving While Suspended, Possession of Methamphetamine, Reckless Driving, Hit and Run, Criminal Mischief, Criminal Trespassing and a Felony Parole Board Warrant. He is held without the possibility of bail. He will likely face additional charges as the investigation continues.
Woman Arrested for Prescription Fraud (Photo)
January 11, 2015--Washington County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a woman who is alleged to have forged at least 20 prescriptions for narcotic cough syrup with the intent to sell in California.
On January 10, 2015 at about 1:30 p.m., Sheriff's Deputies were called to the Walgreens Pharmacy at 13470 NW Cornell Road in the community of Cedar Hills, concerning a forged prescription. The Sheriff's Deputy learned that a female was in the pharmacy at about 11:45 a.m. and picked up a prescription for Phenergan with Codeine cough syrup using a forged prescription. The cough syrup is classified as a DEA schedule-II drug which is a very powerful narcotic only available by prescription.
While at the Walgreens investigating the incident, the Sheriff's Deputy was told the pharmacy had sent a flyer to all other Walgreen's warning about the woman. There was information that the same woman, dressed in Mickey Mouse cartoon character scrubs, was traveling from pharmacy to pharmacy picking up called-in prescriptions of the same cough syrup. The prescriptions were called in from a person claiming to be from various doctor's offices providing the correct doctor information with fake patient names. The woman would then go to the pharmacy and pick the cough syrup up by paying cash.
Prior to the Sheriff's Deputy leaving the Walgreens on NW Cornell Road, he received information that a Walgreens in Gresham recognized a woman from the description from the flyer that was attempting to pickup a prescription for the cough syrup. The pharmacy called the Gresham Police Department who promptly arrested Sirenna Guice, 20, from Sacramento and a man that was driving her around.
The Washington County Sheriff's Deputy went to the Gresham Police Department and contacted Ms. Guice. The Westside Interagency Narcotics (WIN) Team also assisted with the investigation. Investigators recovered over 20 bottles of the cough syrup from the vehicle Ms. Guice was using and her hotel room (photo attached of 13 bottles). The street value of the seized cough syrup sold by the ounce is estimated to be in excess of $15,000. Investigators believe this incident is possibly part of a larger scale operation.
Sheriff's Deputies have linked Ms. Guice to crimes at nine pharmacies in Portland, Beaverton, Gresham, Troutdale, Fairview, and Washington County. Investigators believe it is very likely that Ms. Guice is responsible for numerous additional unreported crimes or connected cases in the area.
At about 9:00 p.m. last night, Sirenna Lynn Guice was arrested and later lodged in the Washington County Jail where she was charged with 11 counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance, 11 counts of Distribution of a Controlled Substance, 11 counts of Second Degree Forgery, 11 counts of Prescription Fraud, and one count of Aggravated Identity Theft. She is held on $1,000,000 bail.
The WIN Team will be following up on this case with additional search warrants.
The male was questioned and later released.
Deputies Arrest Man after Violent Domestic Assault (Photo)
January 10, 2015--Washington County Sheriff's Deputies arrested a man after allegedly strangling and assaulting his girlfriend.
On January 10, 2015 at about 3:16 a.m., Sheriff's Deputies serving the City of Cornelius were called to Leo's Lair bar concerning a 911 call. The Sheriff's Office received a 911 call then the caller hung up. Sheriff's Deputies learned that when the dispatcher called the phone number back, a woman answered and said everything was alright. Knowing that people may not be able to fully report an incident, combined with the given time and location, a Sheriff's Deputy went to the bar to investigate.
The bar was closed for the night and the Sheriff's Deputy initially did not receive an answer but after several minutes of persistence, Jordan Hedgepeth, 23, from Cornelius finally opened the door. The Sheriff's Deputy quickly ascertained Mr. Hedgepeth had been very assaultive in a dispute with a woman at the bar.
Sheriff's Deputies were told that the woman and Mr. Hedgepeth had been in a relationship for several months. It was learned that the woman, a bartender at Leo's Lair, had closed the business for the night and Mr. Hedgepeth stayed with her. It was reported the two had been arguing throughout the evening and when they were alone, Mr. Hedgepeth became extremely violent.
It was reported that Mr. Hedgepeth forced the woman in a back room where he confined her while he strangled and assaulted her, at one point arming himself with a knife. The woman was treated on the scene by medical personnel. Fortunately, she was not seriously injured during the incident.
Jordan Chase Hedgepeth was arrested and lodged in the Washington County Jail where he was charged with Kidnapping, Assault, Strangulation, Menacing and Harassment. He is held on $250,000 bail.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office has a Domestic Violence Resource Team that assists with all domestic violence situations. There are many resources available for victims of domestic violence. If you, or someone you know are the victim of domestic violence, please call the Washington County Sheriff's Office for help.
--UPDATE--RESULTS--Sheriff's Office Provides Enhanced DUII Patrol - 01/07/15
January 7, 2015--Results from the Sheriff's Office extended impaired driving enhanced
patrol from December 12, 2014, through January 3, 2015. During that time, Washington
County Sheriff's Deputies arrested 77 impaired drivers.
There will be future enhanced traffic safety patrols announced that will occur during heavy
travel times and holidays.
Original release below:
December 26, 2010--Sheriff's Deputies have arrested 83 DUII drivers thus far this month. This is 83 too many. Drivers are warned that if they drive impaired, they will be arrested. This current ODOT sponsored enhanced DUII safety traffic detail continues through January, 3 2015. Drive sober or get pulled over.
December 10, 2014--Sheriff's Deputies will provide extra patrols on Washington County roadways to enhance safety for the extended winter holiday travel period.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office would like everyone to have a safe and enjoyable traveling experience. The winter holiday period is one of the most dangerous traveling times for crashes due to inclement weather, heavily traveled roadways in combination with impaired, distracted and aggressive drivers.
The Sheriff's Office will be providing extra patrols focused on impaired driving from December 12, 2014, through January 3, 2015. From December 5, 2014, through December 8, 2014, Sheriff's Deputies arrested eight impaired drivers and 23 impaired drivers the weekend prior to that. The Sheriff's Office has zero tolerance for impaired drivers that continue to place themselves and others in harms way.
Sheriff's Deputies will also be providing enforcement of drivers who are speeding, following too closely, and distracted while using mobile communication devices.
These extra patrols were funded by a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration grant obtained through the Department of Transportation. The Washington County Sheriff's Office has a goal to reduce the number of impaired drivers on the roads, reduce crashes and save lives. The Washington County Sheriff's Office reminds people to have a safe holiday season and designate a sober driver.
This is one of several sponsored traffic safety missions. The results will be provided at the conclusion of this extended traffic safety mission.
Cornelius Police Department Launches "See Something, Say Something" - 01/07/15
January 7, 2015 - The Cornelius Police Department launches a proactive educational program encouraging citizens to report behaviors and activities that appear to be signs of criminal activity. "See Something, Say Something".
Do you know when to call the police for help? Depending on the situation, do you know there are two different numbers to call to reach the police? For many people, there are obvious occasions to dial 911 to call the police for help (immediate threat of harm, emergency, car accidents), but what about the times when you just aren't sure?
Cornelius Chief of Police, Gene Moss, wants to better educate citizens on when to call for police help, and to encourage them to call even if they aren't sure. While working in the City of Cornelius, Chief Moss has worked to assess what is needed and how we can better serve the community of Cornelius, and ultimately the entire population of Washington County.
Chief Moss supports the opportunity to build relationships, improve communication, and educate the community on the importance of reporting neighborhood livability issues and nuisances. One of the primary goals of this new educational program is to encourage the community to reach out to police for help and to continue to show the level of service provided by Sheriff's Deputies serving the City of Cornelius. The community is asked to call non-emergency dispatch at 503-629-0111 to report graffiti, property damage, and any incidents that can cause community degradation.
The "See Something, Say Something" program will provide quarterly educational messages on public safety, crime prevention strategies, improving communication, and continuing to grow relationships with our community partners.
As citizens communicate more regularly the needs and events occurring in their community; we can begin to recognize trends, assess changes, and maintain exceptional services levels to all areas. The Cornelius Police Department wants the citizens we serve to know we consider "no call too small" and are eager to hear what is happening in your neighborhood.
Man Dies in Crash after Passing in No-Passing Zone (Photo)
Crashed Lexus SUV
January 6, 2015--Sheriff's Deputies responded to an early morning crash where a vehicle left the roadway and rolled after passing another vehicle. The vehicle was occupied only by the driver who did not survive his injuries. There were no other injuries in this crash.
On January 6, 2015, at 7:55 a.m., Washington County Sheriff's Deputies were called to SW Bald Peak Road, west of SW Laurel Road, in the community of Bald Peak concerning a single vehicle crash. It was reported the lone occupant in the crashed vehicle was unresponsive.
Sheriff's Deputies arrived within three minutes and discovered a 1999 Lexus RX350 off the right side of SW Bald Peak Road. Deputies determined that the Lexus had been eastbound on SW Bald Peak Road, second in a line of five vehicles, when it passed a Honda Odyssey in a No Passing zone. Witnesses and evidence indicated that the Lexus clipped the front of the Honda as it pulled back into the eastbound travel lane. The Lexus lost control, spun sideways, left the roadway, struck a dirt embankment and went airborne as it rolled over, eventually coming to rest on a tree.
Sheriff's Deputies found that Louis John Kern, 68, from Hillsboro was the driver of the Lexus. Louis Kern did not survive the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene. There were no other injuries in the crash.
Bald Peak Road was closed until 11:30 a.m. to gather evidence and document the scene. The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team assisted with the investigation.
Head-On Crash Leaves Woman Dead near Cornelius (Photo)
Today, a 22-year-old Hillsboro woman was killed when her car was struck head-on by an SUV near Cornelius. The two occupants of the SUV were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
On Sunday, January 04, 2015, at about 10:35 a.m., deputies responded to a head-on collision on SW Susbauer Road near SW Long Road, in unincorporated Washington County north of the City of Cornelius.
Deputies arrived and determined that one person was dead at the scene and two people were being transported to an area hospital. The Washington County Crash Reconstruction Team (CART) responded to the scene to investigate the crash.
Based on preliminary witness statements and evidence at the scene, investigators determined that a 1999 Honda Accord, driven by 22-year-old Maria Lara Martinez of Hillsboro, was South bound on SW Susbauer Rd. She was struck head-on by a 2006 Mercedes Benz ML500 SUV, driven by 63-year-old Adam Buchalski of Cornelius. Mr. Buchalski was traveling north bound in the south bound lane while passing another vehicle in a no-passing zone.
Mr. Buchalski and his passenger, 51-year-old Paulina Lea of Cornelius, were transported to Emanuel Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
CART will continue to investigate this incident to determine if there are any criminal factors that contributed to Ms. Martinez' death. No one has been charged at this time.
Hit and Run Driver arrested after Crashing Pickup (Photo)
Today a man crashed into the rear of a car at a stop light and then fled the scene. Deputies located the suspect just after he ran off the road and rolled his vehicle. He received minor injuries in the crash.
On Friday, January 02, 2015, at about 3:45 p.m., a man called 911 to report that his car had been struck from behind by a pickup truck and the driver was leaving the scene. The man was following the suspect vehicle, a 1984 Toyota Pickup, from the scene of the crash at SW Kinniman Road and SW 175th Avenue.
As the victim was following the suspect, Juan Jose Guerrero from McMinnville (Dob 1-12-81,) he was relaying the location to dispatch. Deputies closed in on Mr. Guerrero and about the same time they caught up, the suspect ran off the road and flipped his pickup truck. Deputies helped the Mr. Guerrero out of the vehicle and quickly observed that he was intoxicated.
He was transported to Oregon Health Sciences University with non-life-threatening injuries. Mr. Guerrero was arrested for Hit and Run, DUII, Reckless Driving and given a citation to appear in court.
The victim of the crash was not injured.
Aloha Man Dies after Pointing Gun at Deputies during Domestic Violence Incident - 01/02/15
January 2, 2015--Washington County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a domestic
disturbance where a woman reported she had been injured by her husband. Shortly after
the Sheriff's Deputies arrived, the husband pointed a gun at them, forcing the deputies to
respond with lethal force. The man was pronounced deceased at the scene.
On January 2, 2015, at 1:12 a.m., a woman called emergency personnel to her apartment
at 4519 SW Masters Loop in the community of Aloha reporting that her husband had
possibly overdosed on alcohol. She communicated that her husband was very ill and
unresponsive. Three Sheriff's Deputies assisted Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue (TVF&R)
as they attempted treatment on Lewis Lembke, 47, for an over-consumption of alcohol.
Mr. Lembke became more lucid and refused further treatment. There were no crimes
committed and Mr. Lembke had the ability to make his own health care decisions.
Sheriff's Deputies and TVF&R left the residence at 2:17 a.m.
At 2:21 a.m., the woman called the three Sheriff's Deputies back to the residence
reporting that Mr. Lembke had become violent. She reported that he chocked and
assaulted her. She locked herself in the bathroom until deputies arrived and moved her
to safety. Deputies found the woman had been assaulted. When Sheriff's Deputies
attempted to contact Mr. Lembke, he partially emerged out of a bedroom doorway holding
a semi-automatic handgun. This was a small apartment with very limited movement
Sheriff's Deputies gave commands ordering Mr. Lembke to drop his gun. Moments later,
Mr. Lembke pointed the handgun directly at the deputies. Sheriff's Deputies were forced
to use lethal force with a firearm against Mr. Lembke, striking him at least once. Deputies
immediately began CPR and continued until paramedics arrived and took over. Shortly
thereafter, Lewis Lee Lembke was pronounced deceased at the residence.
The Washington County Major Crimes Team responded to investigate the incident. They
were assisted by the Oregon State Police Forensics Unit and the Washington County
Forensics Science Unit to process the scene and collect all evidence. Investigators
discovered that Mr. Lembke's handgun had one of the responding deputy's bullets lodged
in the front of the frame below the barrel.
The Sheriff's Deputies were placed on administrative leave which is standard procedure.
Their names will be released next week after the investigation has been completed.