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Man arrested for DUII After crashing Into House (Photo) - 10/25/16

Tonight a man crashed his car into a house in the community of Bethany. No one was hurt in the incident, but the man was arrested for DUII and other charges.

On Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at about 6:38 p.m., Sheriff's Deputies responded to a crash in the 5100 block of NW Millstone Way in the community of Bethany. A citizen called 911 to report that a car crashed into a house.

Deputies were on scene quickly and contacted the driver of the car, 35-year-old James Mauro of Cedar Hills. Their investigation led to the arrest of Mr. Mauro for DUII and related charges.

Deputies investigating the crash determined that Mr. Mauro was traveling west on NW Holcomb Drive at a high rate of speed. He attempted to turn north on NW Millstone Way, but was unable to make the turn and crashed into the yard of the house on the corner. The car barely struck the house and a window was broken in the crash.

The residents of the house were home at the time, but were not hurt. Mr. Mauro was alone in his car and he was not hurt.

Mr. Mauro was transported to the Washington County Jail and booked on charges of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants, Reckless Driving, and Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree.

Washington County Sheriff's Office is Conducting a Free Hiring Workshop - 10/24/16

October 24, 2016 -- Are you interested in a career in law enforcement?

The Washington County Sheriff's Office is holding a hiring workshop for Law Enforcement positions on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 6:00pm -- 8:00pm in Hillsboro.

The Sheriff's office seeks individuals who are great communicators, are creative problem solvers, maintain positive attitudes and thrive working in a team environment. The Sheriff's Office offers superior training, competitive pay and benefits packages, tuition reimbursement, special team assignments and promotional opportunities.

The Sheriff's Office maintains high standards throughout the selection process. This is a unique opportunity to learn and speak with deputies about:

* The testing process through the National Testing Network
* The Physical Abilities Test (PAT)
* Interviews and the Background Investigation process
* Job Shadows and Patrol Ride-Along
* Our Enforcement, Jail and Services Divisions
* Information on Civilian Positions will be available.
* Special Teams and more.

Registration is not required for this event, but is encouraged so that we have enough staff available to answer your questions. For more information, visit our website at WCSheriff-OR.com or contact Sergeant Karlyn Degman by phone (503-846-2475) or by email (Karlyn_Degman@co.washington.or.us).

Gregory Barsaloux Booking Photo
Gregory Barsaloux Booking Photo
Garden Home Man Arrested following Disturbance with a Sword (Photo) - 10/23/16

October 23, 2016--A Garden Home man was arrested after attacking his landlord with a sword. Both men live in the same residence.

On October 22, 2016 at 7:11 p.m. Washington County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a disturbance in the 7600 block of SW 67th Avenue in the community of Garden Home. It was reported that Gregory Barsaloux, 56, (Photo Inset) had used a Samurai type sword in an attempt to injure his landlord.

Shortly after arriving on scene, Sheriff's Deputies were able to remove the victim and found he was unharmed. Sheriff's Deputies contained the house and attempted contact with Mr. Barsaloux. It was discovered Mr. Barsaloux armed himself with a rifle and he began making threats to harm deputies. Neighboring residents were evacuated to keep them out of danger.

The Washington County Tactical Negotiation Team (TNT) and the Washington County Crisis Negotiation Unit (CNU) were called to assist. Negotiators were able to make contact with Mr. Barsaloux by phone to try and convince him to come out for a peaceful resolution. After nearly three hours, Mr. Barsaloux exited the house armed with a shotgun. Mr. Barsaloux followed commands to drop the shotgun and was taken into custody.

Mr. Barsaloux was lodged at the Washington County Jail, held on $250,000 bail. He is charged with First Degree Attempted Assault, two counts of Menacing, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and First Degree Criminal Mischief.

WIN Investigators Seized Cash, Drugs and a Gun (Photo) - 10/21/16

Investigators from the Westside Interagency Narcotics (WIN) team seized methamphetamine, a handgun and cash. This information release has been delayed for investigatory reasons.

On Monday, October 17, 2016, investigators from the WIN team served a search warrant on a residence in the Quatama Village Apartment complex in the community of Quatama. This was the result of an ongoing investigation.

Investigators, assisted by Washington County narcotic-detection K9 Taz, located and seized seven pounds of methamphetamine, a semi-automatic handgun and $194,500 in cash. The estimated street value of methamphetamine removed from distribution is over $50,000.
Josue Valdovinos-Moreno, 24, had previously been detained and was lodged in the Washington County Jail. He was charged with Delivery of a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine). He is held on $50,000 bail.

The Oregon High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Program provides assistance to the WIN team and all of its participating agencies. Washington County is a designated HIDTA county.

WIN is a multi-agency team and includes members from the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Beaverton Police Department, Hillsboro Police Department, Tigard Police Department, National Guard, Federal Bureau of Investigation and Homeland Security Investigations.

Kerry Wagner
Kerry Wagner
Man Sentenced for September 2015 Fatal Crash (Photo) - 10/21/16

October 21, 2016 -- On October 18, 2016, Kerry Jay Wagner, 46, of Oceano, California, pled guilty to one count of Criminally Negligent Homicide.

Oregon law provides that "A person commits the crime of criminally negligent homicide when, with criminal negligence, the person causes the death of another person" (Oregon Revised Statutes 163.145).

On October 21, 2016, Mr. Wagner was sentenced in Washington County Circuit Court. Judge Theodore E. Sims sentenced Mr. Wagner to 360 days in the custody of the Washington County Jail. Judge Sims also ordered a lifetime revocation of Mr. Wagner's driving privileges.

This case was prosecuted by Washington County Deputy District Attorney Jason Weiner. Mr. Wagner was represented by Hillsboro attorney Shelley Aschenbrenner.

The family of Cassandra Stolzenberger does not wish to speak to the media.

Attached Media Files: Kerry Wagner
Deputies Search for Missing Endangered Man From Aloha (Photo) - 10/20/16

October 20, 2016 -- Sheriff's Deputies are searching for 66-year-old Dane Davis, who has been reported missing from the community of Aloha and is possibly in danger due to health issues.

Today at 3:00 p.m., Sheriff's Deputies were called to a residence in the area of SW Cornelius Road and W Baseline Road in Aloha, concerning a report of a missing male. A caretaker reported that 66-year-old Dane Davis had not been heard from or seen in the last three days.

Deputies found Mr. Davis' residence unlocked and unoccupied, and his vehicle still in the garage. Mr. Davis' family and neighbors have not heard from him in days.

Mr. Davis is reported to have dementia, which causes him confusion and makes it difficult for him to find his way home. It is reported that Mr. Davis cannot care for himself and there are concerns that he is unable to keep himself safe.

Mr. Davis is described as a black male, 5'6" tall, heavy build, with salt and pepper facial hair (photo inset). He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans, and is known to wear Oakland Raiders apparel. Based on past behavior, deputies believe Mr. Davis might be riding public transit, specifically MAX trains.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue has been notified and deputies are enhancing their search efforts.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's help with this case. If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Mr. Davis, please call 503-629-0111.

Attached Media Files: Press Release , Photo
Coat Photo
Coat Photo
Domestic Violence Resource Center receives Coats from Sheriff's Posse (Photo) - 10/20/16

October 20, 2016 - As Domestic Violence Awareness Month comes to an end, we highlight the Washington County Sheriff's Office commitment to combat domestic violence year round.

Today the Sheriff's Office Posse donated 4 boxes of winter coats to the Domestic Violence Resource Center in Hillsboro. Executive Director Sara Wade (inset photo) commented, "The Washington County Sheriff's Office is among our strongest partners and consistently responsive and empathetic to victims and their families. Families fleeing violent houses often leave with nothing and these coats will help them stay warm this winter."

Yesterday, the Washington County Sheriff's Office Domestic Violence Resource Team (DVRT) was one of almost 500 agencies nationwide that participated in the 14th Annual National Family Violence Apprehension Detail. The focus of the detail was to locate and arrest those who were wanted for domestic violence crimes.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office formed the Domestic Violence Resource Team (DVRT) in 2011 with a focus on both victim safety and offender accountability. The DVRT is comprised of 10 team members from the Sheriff's Office. Two of the deputies on the team are assigned to the Jail Division of the Sheriff's Office. The Jail Deputies are primarily responsible for monitoring in-custody offenders including phone calls and letters in violation of no-contact orders.

Here is a link to a short video from one of our DVRT members. https://youtu.be/Dz62TVIdonU

If you or someone you know is the victim of domestic violence, please call the Washington County Crisis Line at 1-866-469-8600 at Victim Assistance.

Radar Photo
Radar Photo
UPDATE - Radar Found Safe - Sheriff's Office Searches for Missing Sheriff's K9 (Photo) - 10/20/16

At about 5:30 this morning, a neighbor found Radar and called the Sheriff's Office. He found Radar in his yard and brought him into his house. Radar is being reunited with his handler and is in good health.

The Sheriff's Office thanks the media for spreading the news. We also thank the alert neighbor and the searchers that helped bring Radar home safe.


October 19, 2016 - There is a Washington County Sheriff's K9 missing north of Manning in a heavily wooded area.

This evening, a North Plains Police Officer attempted to stop a car that ultimately led him on a high speed chase. The driver drove to a secluded part of NW Green Mountain Road, bailed out of the car and ran into the woods.

Washington County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the area and began assisting in the search along with Sheriff's K9, Radar. During the search, Radar's leash became entangled in some brush. When the handler unhooked the leash to untangle him, Radar bolted into the woods. Radar is a Two year-old brown Belgian Malinois wearing a Sheriff's Office harness as depicted in the photo.

The suspect remains at large. There is an intense search underway to find Radar. The Sheriff's Office asks that anyone who sees Radar, not to approach him and please call 911 immediately.

Attached Media Files: Radar Photo
Previously Terminated Sheriff's Office Employee Investigated - 10/15/16

A press release concerning a previously terminated Sheriff's Office employee investigated for criminal conduct is attached along with the redacted police reports. There are two PDF documents.

Attached Media Files: Police Reports , PDF
Cornelius Coffee With a Cop - 10/12/16

Join your neighbors and deputies for coffee and conversation at the Cornelius Starbucks on Saturday, Oct. 15th from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

See the attached flyer for details.

Attached Media Files: cornelius_fall_cwc.pdf
Deputies Recover Stolen Scooter, Victim Buys 13-Year-Old a New Bicycle (Photo) - 10/06/16

October 6, 2016 -- Washington County Sheriff's deputies arrested Lara Kent and Jack Harman Jr. after recovering a stolen scooter and over 70 other stolen items. The scooter owner later bought Ms. Kent's 13-year-old daughter a new bicycle.

On October 1, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., Washington County Sheriff's deputies were called to a residence in the community of Cedar Hills concerning a suspicious bicycle.

Deputies interviewed a 13-year-old girl, who disclosed her mother, Lara Kent, 33, of Beaverton, had been stealing property around the metro area with the help of Jack Harman Jr., 37, of Portland. The girl disclosed Ms. Kent had directed her to help them steal from numerous apartment complexes and donation drop-off locations.

Deputies were able to determine the suspicious bicycle, which Ms. Kent had given to the girl, had been stolen from an apartment complex in Aloha.

Deputies learned Ms. Kent and Mr. Harman had been storing the stolen property in a U-Haul van in Tualatin and a storage unit in Aloha.

On October 2, 2016, Washington County deputies, with the help of detectives, searched the U-Haul van in Tualatin. Inside, deputies located a stolen electric scooter belonging to Cheryl Evans, 37, of Portland. Deputies also seized 10 bicycles and other stolen property. The following day, deputies recovered additional stolen property from the storage unit in Aloha.

On October 3, 2016, deputies located Ms. Kent and Mr. Harman. Inside their vehicle, deputies seized over 70 items, including jewelry, checks, mail, license plates, and retail clothing. All items are believed to be stolen property.

Ms. Kent was arrested for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, three counts of Theft in the Second Degree, and two counts of Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree. Mr. Harman was arrested for Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and three counts of Theft in the Second Degree. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are likely.

After hearing of the circumstances, Ms. Evans told deputies she wanted to purchase the girl a bicycle since she no longer had one. Ms. Evans cited she came from a difficult childhood and understands doing the right thing can sometimes be difficult, especially when family is involved.

On October 6, 2016, deputies joined Ms. Evans in taking the girl to the store to pick out a new bicycle. Using her own money and donations from her friends, Ms. Evans covered the cost of a bicycle and lock, both for the girl and her younger brother.

We would like to thank Ms. Evans and the 13-year-old girl for demonstrating the Washington County Sheriff's Office core values: do your best, do the right thing, and treat others the way you want to be treated.

Join Sheriff's Deputies Tomorrow for National "Coffee with a Cop" - 10/06/16

Join Sheriff's Deputies Tomorrow for National "Coffee with a Cop in Aloha and Bethany

Flier Attached

Attached Media Files: PDF Flier
UPDATE - People Struck By Vehicle at Aloha High Identified - 10/03/16

October 3, 2016, Jeffery Leitz was the driver of the 2005 GMC Yukon that left the roadway, striking the four people. Mister Leitz is reported through DMV to have a medically suspended drivers license since June of 2001.

He struck Brian Smith, 34, and Celsey Smith, 26, both from Portland. He also struck two male high school students, 16 and 17 years old.

Celsey Smith was the person most severely injured.

This case has been forwarded to the Washington County District Attorney for charging consideration.


This is an update on the crash at Aloha High School. At about 3:00 PM, Washington County Sheriff's deputies responded to an automobile versus pedestrian crash on SW 185th Avenue in front of the school. Four pedestrians, two Aloha High School students and two community members, were struck by an SUV which left the roadway and went up onto the sidewalk. All four people were transported to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. The driver remained at the scene and was cooperative. The roads in the area have been reopened. The investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing.

Results for September DUII Traffic Safety Patrols - 10/03/16

October 3,2016--The Washington County Sheriff's Office arrested 81 impaired drivers from September 1 through September 30, 2016. Of those 81, at least 7 were impaired with drugs. Sheriff's Deputies also issued 10 Minor in Possession of Alcohol/Marijuana (MIP) violations.

Twelve of these DUII arrests were made by Sheriff's Deputies working grant funded overtime provided by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

If you're going to consume alcoholic beverages or recreational marijuana make sure to have a designated sober driver before the celebration begins. The Washington County Sheriff's Office reminds you to "drive sober or get pulled over."

The October DUII Safety Patrol results will be posted the beginning of November.

Crash Photo
Crash Photo
CORRECTION--Ingraham was the speeder--Keizer Man Dies in Crash (Photo) - 09/30/16

September 30, 2016--Sheriff's Deputies responded to a crash where a vehicle crossed the center line and collided head on with another. One of the drivers did not survive the crash.

On September 30, 2016 at 8:38 a.m., Washington County Sheriff's Deputies were called to the area SW Scholls Ferry Road near SW Rainbow Lane, concerning a head-on vehicle crash.

Sheriff's Deputies determined that Paul Douglas Ingraham II, 32, of Keizer was driving a 2002 Mazda Protégé and traveled across the center line of the roadway colliding head-on into a 2016 Toyota Highlander driven by Caryn Jean Jennings, 54, of Poulsbo, Washington.

Mr. Ingraham was pronounced deceased at the scene and Ms. Jennings was transported to the hospital for minor injuries.

The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team responded to gather evidence and document the scene.

The road was closed for about three hours. Investigators believe excessive speed by Mr. Ingraham contributed to this crash. Investigators have not determined if there were any other factors that contributed to this crash.

Attached Media Files: Crash Photo
Four Student Struck at Aloha High - 09/30/16

This is an update on the crash at Aloha High. Four students were stuck by an SUV. The driver remained at the scene. So for the injuries appear to be non-life threatening. The road is closed at 185 and Kinninman. More information to follow.