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UPDATE: Missing Endangered Woman (Photo) - 11/27/15
Ms. Hutchinson has been in contact with her family. Search and Rescue has suspended the search for her at this time.

Subject name: Molly Hutchinson
Age: 31

Description: White female adult, petite
Height: 5' 02"
Weight: 110
Hair: Brunette
Eyes: Brown
Clothing: Unknown


Ms. Hutchinson suffers from a significant medical condition and WCSO has information that she has thoughts of self-harm. Ms. Hutchinson's vehicle was located near the 14400 block of SW Bull Mountain Rd in the Tigard area. She is possibly on foot in the area and is not dressed for the weather. If located it is likely Ms. Hutchinson will require immediate medical attention. The Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help to locate Ms. Hutchinson. Please call 911 if located.
Hillsboro Man Succumbs to His Injuries After Crashing Into A Tree - 11/25/15
Wednesday November 25, 2015 - Washington County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a single vehicle crash west of Hillsboro on SW 331st Avenue. Upon arrival they find a single vehicle had crashed into a tree. There was one occupant in the vehicle and he did not survive his injuries.

On Wednesday November 25, 2015 at 2:53 p.m. Deputies responded to a report of a crash at the intersection of SW 331st Avenue and SW Bridges Street in unincorporated Washington County. Witnesses reported that a single vehicle traveling south on 331st Avenue had crashed into a tree and the driver has serious injuries. When deputies arrived they found James Duffee, age 77 of Hillsboro in the driver's seat. He was critically injured after striking the tree in his 2007 Ford F250 and did not survive his injuries.

Both roads were closed for several hours as result of the fatal crash. At this time, deputies have not determined why Mr. Duffee failed to negotiate the intersection. This investigation is ongoing and no further information is available at this time.

Mr. Duffees' next of kin has been notified.
Attached Media Files: 151125_Fatal_Crash_Hillsboro.pdf
Crash Photo
Crash Photo
Lafayette Man Dies in Head-on Crash (Photo) - 11/22/15
November 22, 2015--Sheriff's Deputies responded to a crash where a vehicle crossed the center line and collided with another vehicle. One man did not survive his injuries.

On November 22, 2015, at 6:52 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Deputies were called to SW Roy Rogers Road south of SW Bull Mountain Road concerning a head-on crash.

Deputies arrived and found a 2002 Ford Crown Victoria with severe front damage facing northbound in the southbound lane on SW Roy Rogers Road. Deputies determined that the Ford had been northbound on SW Roy Rogers Road when it crashed head-on into a 2013 Nissan Sentra that was traveling southbound. The Nissan also had severe front damage and was knocked about 100 feet, stopping sideways against a guardrail.

Sheriff's Deputies found that Cristopher Michels, 41, from Lafayette, was the driver of the Ford. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Nissan was driven by Maria Cervantes-Acero, 66, with her grandson David Gonzales-Cervantes, 19, as the front passenger. They are both from Newberg. They were both listed in serious condition and were transported by ambulance to OHSU.

Deputies were not able to preliminarily determine why Mr. Michels was driving in the oncoming lane. There were no signs of impairment or that Mr. Michels attempted to steer or stop his car to avoid the collision.

Roy Rogers Road was closed for about three hours to gather evidence and document the scene. Investigators have not determined if there were other factors that contributed to this crash. This case is still under investigation.
Attached Media Files: Crash Photo
K-9 Stark and Deputy Akin
K-9 Stark and Deputy Akin
Washington County Sheriff's Office K-9 Stark Celebrates his One Hundredth Capture (Photo) - 11/18/15
Washington County Sheriff's Office K-9 Stark Celebrates his one hundredth Capture


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Second Annual Cornelius Community Dinner - 11/16/15
The City of Cornelius, in partnership with Centro Cultural of Washington County and the Washington County Sheriff's Office, will provide a holiday dinner for members of the community during the Second Annual Cornelius Community Dinner.

The dinner is made possible through generous donations and volunteer hours provided by our community partners in Cornelius, including:

?,? City of Cornelius
?,? Cornelius Police Department
?,? Washington County Sheriff's Office
?,? Cornelius Fire Department
?,? Centro Cultural of Washington County
?,? Cornelius Fred Meyer
?,? Cornelius Walmart
?,? Real Life Christian Church
?,? Sonrise Cornelius Church

Last year, we served over 400 meals and this year we hope to provide 600 hot meals for community members. The menu for the evening includes two choices; a traditional Thanksgiving dinner or a traditional Mexican mole dinner. This event also provides a platform for informal conversations amongst Cornelius community members, city leaders, local business owners and police and fire officials.

Cornelius Chief Gene Moss credits our generous partners with the success of this event, "We had an idea to serve our community, but our partners are who really made it come alive. We are so thankful to be able to build relationships and serve those in need through the cooperative efforts of our partners."

The Community Dinner will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. through 8:00 p.m. at the Cornelius Elementary School.

For additional information or to find out how you can help, please contact Centro Cultural at (503) 359-0446.
Chen Quan Booking Photo
Chen Quan Booking Photo
--CORRECT CHARGE FOR CHEN QUAN--Sheriff's Detectives Work to Combat Human Trafficking (Photo) - 11/06/15
The corrected charge for Chen Quan is Promoting Prostitution NOT Compelling Prostitution.

Adjusted Release Below:

November 6, 2015-Sheriff's Detectives arrested six women and one man involved in prostitution. Detectives continually attempt to eliminate human trafficking of people of all ages and reduce the associated ancillary crimes.

Late last night, November 5, 2015, Washington County Child Abuse Detectives organized an operation that focused on prostitution. Detectives were also searching for information on juveniles involved in human trafficking, individuals trafficking juveniles and locations within Washington County where these crimes are occurring. Prostitution often occurs as a result of human trafficking.

Detectives answered advertisements on a local website to locate the potential prostitutes and the people responsible for compelling the prostitution. They then responded to a local hotel where the suspects were subsequently arrested for various Prostitution charges. There were no juveniles located during this operation.

Sheriff's Detectives arrested Chen Quan 32, from San Gabriel California (Pictured Below), and charged him with Promoting Prostitution. There were six females arrested and charged with Prostitution.

This multi-agency operation involved the Portland FBI, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Tigard and Forest Grove Police Departments and Washington County Parole & Probation.

All of the individuals were lodged in the Washington County Jail. They will have court dates scheduled at a later time.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office continues to search for victims of human trafficking and makes investigating suspects of these crimes a priority. Please report any suspicions of prostitution or human trafficking to (503) 846-2500. The National Human Trafficking Resource Center also provides confidential resources 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 1 (888) 373-7888.
Attached Media Files: Chen Quan Booking Photo
Hit and Run Crash Investigation leads to Additional DUII Arrest (Photo) - 10/31/15
October 31, 2015--Deputies arrested a DUII driver that struck a witness with their vehicle while the deputies were investigating a previous hit and run crash.

On October 31, 2015, at 1:23 a.m., Sheriff's Deputies responded to the 18700 block of SW Vista Road, in the community of Aloha, concerning a report of a vehicle that crashed into a parked vehicle and then into the house. The driver and passengers fled the crash scene on foot prior to the Sheriff's Deputies arrival.

Deputies arrived on scene and found a 2001GMC pickup that failed to negotiate a turn in the road in the residential neighborhood. The occupants of the pickup were seen by witnesses running from the crash immediately after it occurred. The pickup had significant front damage after striking the homeowner's Ford Aerostar in the driveway. The Aerostar was pushed into the garage door as the GMC pickup crashed into the living room area. The house received extensive damage (photos attached).

Sheriff's Deputies were assisted by a Sheriff's K9 to track down the subjects but were unable to locate them. Investigators are continuing to follow up on several leads but have not been able to positively identify the driver of the GMC.

While Sheriff's Deputies were interviewing a witness to the hit and run crash, a vehicle was passing their location, left the roadway, and struck the witness causing a knee injury. The deputy contacted the driver, Marvis Lambert Jr, 32, from Hillsboro. Sheriff's Deputies believe that alcohol was a contributing factor in this crash. The witness was treated and released at the scene with minor injuries.

Marvis Lambert Jr was arrested and charged with DUII, Fourth Degree Assault and Reckless Driving. He was lodged in the Washington County Jail, held on $2,500 bail (booking photo attached).

Every year, the Washington County Sheriff's Office arrests approximately 1,000 drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Drivers are advised to plan ahead and have a designated driver arranged before they consume any substance that can cause impairment.
Attached Media Files: ARRESTED , Crash Photo , Crash Photo