Washington Co. Sheriff's Office
Detectives Arrest Massage Therapist, Search for Additional Sex Abuse Victims (Photo)
March 7, 2014-- Washington County Sheriff's deputies arrested a massage therapist for sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl. Detectives are concerned there could be additional victims.
On Wednesday March 5, Washington County deputies investigated a report that Aaron Jamison Sanne, age 39, of Hillsboro sexually assaulted a girl who was receiving a massage from him. Mr. Sanne goes by the name Jamie Sanne. He is a massage therapist with Laurelhurst Physical Therapy and performs massages at the Sunset Athletic Club. He has performed several massages at the club, to include minors.
Detectives believe Mr. Sanne used his position as a massage therapist to gain the trust of the victim. Once the trust was established, he is alleged to have sexually abused the victim. On Thursday March 6, Mr. Sanne was arrested for Sex Abuse II and was lodged in the Washington County Jail. He has posted bail and has a court date of March 18, at 8:30 a.m.
Detectives are concerned there may be additional victims and are asking anyone with information about potential abuse to contact Washington County Sheriff's Detective Erika Cox at 503-846-2500.
Recognizing Child Molesters Free Training
March 6, 2014
Washington County Sheriff's Office Child Abuse Detectives are offering a free training to parents and caregivers addressing the issue of child sex abuse. Using case studies from Washington County, they discuss the common myths associated with child molestation and review tactics child abusers use to lure, groom, and offend their victims. The Detectives also share strategies for protecting children from these abusers.
The next class is on Thursday March 13, 2014, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at Christ United Methodist Church located at 12755 NW Dogwood Street, Portland 97229. Additional classes will be announced at a future date.
Due to the subject matter of this training, no children under the age of 18 are allowed.
Class size is limited, so reserve your spot for this training by contacting the Washington County Crime Prevention Unit at 503-846-2579 or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Detectives Search for Additional Child Sex Abuse Victims (Photo)
March 4, 2014 --Washington County Sheriff's Child Abuse Detectives are searching for additional sex abuse victims following the arrest of a Bethany man. There are numerous victims identified.
Sheriff's Deputies were contacted by the Department of Human Services last September to investigate a complaint that Johnathan Richard Black, 39, from Bethany had inappropriate sexual contact with a young boy. Sheriff's Deputies investigated the complaint and the Sheriff's Office Child Abuse Detectives began assisting with the case.
Over the past few months, detectives have processed evidence and interviewed a large number of people who had knowledge of, or were potential victims of Mr. Black. It is believed the abuse occurred mainly at Mr. Black's residence in the community of Bethany. Detectives believe that Mr. Black would lure the minor victims to his home prior to the alleged abuse. There are five confirmed male victims that have come forward. Detectives are currently following up on additional reports regarding Mr. Black.
On February 26, 2014, a Washington County District Attorney presented this case to a Grand Jury. The Grand Jury handed down indictments and issued a warrant for Mr. Black's arrest. He turned himself into the jail on March 2, 2014.
John R. Black is lodged in the Washington County Jail held on $1,745,000 bail. He is charged with Sex Abuse I x 3, Sex Abuse II x 2, Sex Abuse III x 2, Sodomy I, Sodomy III, Luring a Minor I x 4, Using a Child in Display of Sexually Explicit Conduct, and numerous drug related crimes.
The Washington County Child Abuse Detectives believe there is a high likelihood that there are additional victims of unreported crimes committed by Mr. Black.
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.
Man asked to leave Bar returns with Knife. (Photo)
Tonight a man who was asked to leave a local bar, returned with a knife and threatened some of the patrons. He then left and slashed the tires on several vehicles. He was later arrested at a nearby apartment after fighting with deputies.
On Friday, February 21, 2014, at about 10:41 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a disturbance at the El Tapatio Restaurant located at 18615 SW Farmington Road in the community of Aloha. People were calling 911 to report that a man was using a knife to threaten people in the restaurant.
When deputies arrived they were informed that the suspect left the location on foot. Deputies were told by witnesses that the suspect (36-year-old Jonathan Lemarroy of Hillsboro) had been asked to leave the bar in the restaurant because he was intoxicated. He became upset and had an argument with the staff. Mr. Lemarroy left the restaurant and short time later he returned holding a large "Rambo style" knife in his hand. He walked through the restaurant pointing the knife at several patrons and staff, telling them he was going to kill them. He then left the restaurant again and did not return.
Mr. Lemarroy approached a car in the parking lot with two people in it. He used the large knife to puncture a tire on the vehicle. He did not know the people in the car. Deputies later searched the parking lot and found four cars and a bicycle had their tires flattened by Mr. Lemarroy.
Sheriff's deputies used a K9 team and tracked Mr. Lemarroy to the nearby Farmington Garden Apartments. They were able to determine the apartment that Mr. Lemarroy had gone into and contacted him there. Mr. Lemarroy was not cooperative and fought with deputies as he was being arrested. He received minor injuries and did not require hospitalization.
Mr. Lemarroy was identified by witnesses as the suspect who pointed the knife at them, but deputies were not able to locate the knife he used. He was transported to the Washington County Jail and charged with the following crimes, with bail being set at $20,000.
* Unlawful use of a Weapon (two counts)
* Resisting Arrest (two counts)
* Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree
* Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree (two counts)
--UPDATE-- Three Flags Seatbelt Blitz Kicks Off Next Week
The Three Flag Blitz continues. Deputies have issued over 75 seat belt violations, over 100 Mobile Communication Device violations, and numerous Speeding Violations. The blitz continues through Sunday, February 23rd. A final exact total will be released after the blitz is completed.
ORIGINAL RELEASE BELOW:
February 8, 2014-- Deputies with the Washington County Sheriff's Office will be conducting the Three Flags Seatbelt Blitz over the next two weeks. Beginning Monday February 10, law enforcement agencies from Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia will participate in a two-week campaign to encourage the use of hands free cell phone calls, safety belts and child restraints. The "blitz" runs from February 10, 2014 through February 23, 2014.
According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration - NHTSA
* In 2012, an estimated 421,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver. This was a nine percent increase from the estimated 387,000 people injured in 2011.
* Seat belts are the most effective safety feature ever invented and have helped save thousands of lives. Sadly, one in five Americans fail to regularly wear a seat belt when driving or riding in a motor vehicle.
* Child safety seats reduce crash fatality risk for infants under 1 year old by 71 percent and for toddlers aged 1 to 4 by 54 percent.
Safety belts reduce fatality risk by 45 to 60 percent. And yet, 31 percent or 61 of Oregon's 198 occupant fatalities in 2012 were reportedly unrestrained. ODOT estimates that approximately half of these fatalities could have been avoided with proper restraint use. According to the US Department of Transportation, consistent vehicle restraint use is the single most effective way to protect motor vehicle occupants from crash injury or death.
* For safety belt systems, "proper use" means lap belt placed low across hips and shoulder belt crossing center of the chest over the collarbone. Belts should be free of slack and lying flat with 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.
* The greatest danger to unbelted children and adult occupants is ejection from the vehicle. Unbelted or improperly restrained occupants are five times more likely to be ejected than one who is belted.
* There are several types of distracted driving habits, but because text messaging requires visual, manual, and cognitive attention from the driver, it is by far the most alarming distraction.
A child weighing less than 40 pounds must be properly restrained in a child safety seat. A child under one year of age or weighing less than twenty pounds must be restrained in a rear-facing child seat. A child over forty pounds but under age eight or less than 4' 9" tall must be restrained in either a child seat with harness system or in a booster seat that raises the child up so that a lap and shoulder belt system fit correctly.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Unit is dedicated to promoting and improving traffic safety through education, analysis and education.
Westside Interagency Narcotics Team Receives National Award (Photo)
February 14, 2014 - Westside Interagency Narcotics (WIN) Detectives received the 2013
national award for Outstanding Marijuana Investigative Effort for their investigation into a
large money laundering operation where marijuana was shipped across the nation for
The WIN team was recently recognized by Director R. Gil Kerlikowske from the United
States Office of National Drug Control Policy for their collaborative investigation efforts on
the case. The team was recognized for their contribution to Oregon's High Intensity Drug
Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) efforts of reducing drug use and its consequences by disrupting
and dismantling this drug trafficking organization.
The (HIDTA) program, created by Congress with the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, provides assistance to Federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies operating in areas determined to be critical drug-trafficking regions of the United States.
One year of investigating came to culmination in the early morning hours of September 5, 2013, when detectives from agencies across the metro area served simultaneous search warrants on 17 residences uncovering an extensive organized crime and drug distribution money laundering operation. Investigators learned that the organization was turning houses into large growing operations. The houses were located in neighborhoods in Washington and Multnomah Counties. The houses were illegally converted to accommodate the extra electricity, ventilation, and water needed for growing the marijuana. Some rental homes would sustain thousands of dollars in damage caused by the illegal drug operation.
It was discovered that the organization would package and ship over 50 pounds of
Marijuana with a value of over $100,000 a month. Some of the shipments were sent to
states where there is no state marijuana program. It is believed that the organization was
manipulating and exploiting the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) to traffic
drugs for financial gain. The organization would register some of these residences as
OMMP grow sites to appear they were in compliance with Oregon law.
This case is proceeding through the courts as indictments are obtained and future court
dates are scheduled.
This original press release is attached.
Detectives Arrest Voyeur, Search for Additional Victims (Photo)
-UPDATE-Mr. Buono lives in SW Portland NOT SE Portland.
February 12, 2014--Washington County Sheriff's Detectives are searching for additional voyeur victims following the arrest of a Portland man. He was arrested after he reportedly took photographs up a young girl's skirt while in a store.
On January 3, 2014, Sheriff's Deputies were called to the Target store at SW 107th Avenue and SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway concerning a suspicious man. Investigators learned that a man, later identified as Patrick Joseph Buono from Portland, was following a 13 year-old girl around the store. Witnesses told deputies they saw Mr. Buono following the girl inside the store and apparently take two photographs up the girl's skirt unbeknownst to the girl.
The witness told the girl's mother and Target Security what had occurred. Target Security called the Sheriff's Office to investigate the incident. Patrick Buono fled the store prior to the deputy's arrival. After interviewing the involved parties and searching Target surveillance footage, Sheriff's Office Child Abuse Detectives were able to positively identify Mr. Buono as the person who took the photographs.
Today, February 12, 2014, Sheriff's Detectives served a search warrant at Mr. Buono's SE Portland residence. Detectives seized evidence and arrested Patrick Buono without incident.
Patrick Buono is lodged in the Washington County Jail, he is charged with Attempted Invasion of Personal Privacy, and first and second degree Encouraging Child Sex Abuse. He is currently held on $20,000 bail.
Detectives believe there may be additional victims of unreported crimes committed by Mr. Buono. Because Mr. Buono lives in SW Portland and these crimes occurred in Cedar Hills, these crimes could be anywhere in the metro area.
The Sheriff's Office appreciates the alert citizen who reported the crime, and Target for fully cooperating with this investigation.
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.