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Felony Elude Suspect Crashes Vehicle (Photo) - 07/19/18

On July 18, 2018 at 2:15 p.m. Beaverton Police officers responded to a suspicious vehicle/person call at SW Erickson/SW Larson. The complainant reported a male and female were possibly casing houses and when confronted, the male mentioned having a gun. Officers recognized the description of the male and his vehicle as being the same ones involved with eluding officers a week prior.

Officers arrived and visually confirmed it was the same male, 26-year-old Chase Larrazabal. Mr. Larrazabal tried to ram three patrol vehicles. A vehicle pursuit ensued which ended when Mr. Larrazabal crashed his Mercury Mountaineer into a Lexus sedan and Toyota Tacoma at SW Murray/SW Teal. Mr. Larrazabal’s vehicle ended up partially submerged in the lake.

Mr. Larrazabal tried to act like a crash witness but was quickly taken into custody. Mr. Larrazabal and his 35-year-old female passenger were taken to a local hospital for precautionary measures. The 66-year-old female driver of the Lexus was taken to a local hospital for serious injuries. One passenger of the Toyota Tacoma was taken to a local hospital for precautionary measures.

Officers and deputies from the Washington County Crash Reconstruction Team are assisting with the investigation. After Mr. Larrazabal is released from the hospital he will be lodged at Washington County Jail on his three misdemeanor warrants, Attempted Assault in the First Degree, Assault in the Second Degree, Felony Elude and crimes associated with last week’s incident.

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Attached Media Files: incident scene , suspect's car , mugshot
Helms mugshot
Helms mugshot
Coach Arrested For Luring A Minor (Photo) - 07/11/18

On June 26, 2018, Beaverton Police officers began investigating a relationship between Branden Michael Helms and a 16-year-old female. 

The investigation revealed Mr. Helms was a track coach for Sunset High School where he met his victim.  Mr. Helms and the victim had an inappropriate sexual relationship for approximately two months prior to the beginning of our investigation. 

Evidence was provided to a Washington County Grand Jury who indicted Mr. Helms on 2 counts of Luring A Minor and 4 counts of Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree.  On July 10th Beaverton Police detectives arrested Mr. Helms and he was transported to Washington County Jail.

If anyone has information regarding Mr. Helms, or this case, they are asked to call 503-629-0111 and speak to a Beaverton detective.

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Attached Media Files: Press release , Helms mugshot
Corbett mugshot
Corbett mugshot
Male Arrested For Intimidation (Photo) - 07/11/18

On July 9, 2018 at 4:43 p.m. Beaverton Police officers responded and arrested 37-year-old Samuel Harris Corbett near SW Tualatin Valley Hwy/SW Murry Blvd after a disturbance reported by several witnesses.

When officers arrived, witnesses stated Mr. Corbett threatened physical violence against a 17-year-old black female, who lives in Beaverton. Witnesses said Mr. Corbett was pursuing the victim in the roadway as he was making threats of physical harm and using racial slurs. Witnesses told officers they put themselves between Mr. Corbett and the victim to stop Mr. Corbett from continuing to pursue her. Witnesses stated the victim was able to seek shelter in the AM/PM store while witnesses blocked Mr. Corbett from entering the business.

Mr. Corbett, who lives in unincorporated Washington County, was taken to Washington County Jail and charged with Intimidation in the Second Degree, Menacing, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Harassment.

Beaverton Police Department would like to thank our community members for getting involved to help the victim, especially in this case involving intimidation. A Beaverton Police Victim Advocate has reached out to the victim and her family to provide any services they may need.

"This type of crime won’t be tolerated in our community, which is evident by the response from our community members. Thank you for standing up against racism." - Chief Jim Monger.

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Attached Media Files: Press release , Corbett mugshot
Osegueda photo
Osegueda photo
Help Locate A Missing 82-Year-Old (Photo) - 07/04/18

On July 4, 2018, Beaverton Police officers took a missing person report regarding 82-year-old Fidalina Rivas Osegueda. Mrs. Osegueda suffers from memory issues and was last seen on Tuesday July 3rd at 2:30 p.m. Mrs. Osegueda walked away from her home in the 7000 block of SW 130th Ave.

Mrs. Osegueda likes to visit Don Pedro Restaurant in Hillsboro and is familiar with Trimet. Mrs. Osegueda didn’t take her cell phone and has limited personal resources. Mrs. Osegueda takes medication but has not since going missing. Mrs. Osegueda is 5’ tall, 110 lbs and was possibly wearing a red sweater, the brown hat shown in the picture and carrying a brown purse.

Anyone with information regarding Mrs. Osegueda’s whereabouts are asked to call 503-629-0111 and speak to a Beaverton Police officer.

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Attached Media Files: press release , Osegueda photo
Average BAC in June Alcohol DUIIs was .15% - 07/03/18

 

The Beaverton Police Department is participating in a yearlong National Traffic Safety Campaign again in 2018. The focus of this campaign is taking impaired drivers off our streets, keeping Beaverton a safe city to travel and live.

Officers were out on targeted patrols for impaired drivers during the month of June and made 31 DUII arrests. During the month of July, officers will continue their efforts to take impaired drivers off the streets of our no refusal city. This High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) detail was paid for by grant funds. Out of the 31 arrests, 3 people refused to take a breath test and a warrant for a blood draw was granted. Out of the people who were arrested for an alcohol related DUII and provided a breath sample, the average blood alcohol content in their blood was .15%.

8 Of the 31 DUII drivers in June crashed their car prior to being arrested. 20 Intoxicated drivers, which included the 8 traffic crashes, were found by citizens calling the police and 11 intoxicated drivers were found by our patrol officers performing self-initiated activity. Drunk driving, impaired driving or buzzed driving all have the potential to claim lives and often will result in jail time. The men and women of the Beaverton Police Department ask you to please use a designated driver or find another sober ride home.

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Attached Media Files: press release