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School Bus Driver Arrested for DUII After a Crash with 10 Children Aboard (Photo) - 11/13/19

Attached is a link to a video of the activities inside the bus during the crash. The adult bus aid and children’s faces have been blurred for their privacy.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Hff9w3WhfuISn6fyE6dOkd5qxulRRSOG/view


On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at 8:00 a.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a traffic crash involving a school bus on SW Old Hwy. 47, near SW Seghers Road. When deputies arrived, they found the school bus in a ditch with 12 occupants on the bus; the 20-year-old driver, Jonathan C. Gates of Hillsboro, an adult bus aid, and ten children between the ages of ten and sixteen.

Deputies determined there were no injuries to the occupants of the bus, and the children aboard were students from Forest Grove School District. Deputies discovered Mr. Gates appeared to be impaired, and he was arrested for DUI-controlled substance.  Mr. Gates was transported to the Washington County Jail where he cooperated with investigators. Mr. Gates was later issued a citation in lieu of custody and released.  There is no Booking Photo of Mr. Gates available at this time.

Members of the inter-agency Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) responded and are assisting in the traffic crash investigation.

Ford F-350
Ford F-350
Aloha Man Dies in Crash near Sherwood (Photo) - 11/12/19

On Monday, November 11, 2019, Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a two-car crash on SW Roy Rogers Rd, near SW Elsner Rd. The crash happened at approximately 7:25 p.m. just north of the City of Sherwood in unincorporated Washington County.

The driver of a yellow 2001 BMW convertible crashed head-on into a black 2004 Ford F-350 pickup truck. The truck landed on its side, trapping the driver inside. The man driving the BMW suffered serious, life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local trauma hospital by LifeFlight. He later died from his injuries at the hospital. The driver of the truck was removed from the truck and taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

SW Roy Rogers Road was closed for more than five hours. The Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) is investigating the crash. At this time, it doesn’t appear that speed or impairment were factors in the crash.

Attached Media Files: PDF version , Ford F-350 , BMW Convertible
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Scene picture
Driver Killed After Crash on Highway 8 (Photo) - 11/07/19

On Thursday, November 7, 2019, at 2:10 p.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a serious crash on Highway 8 at NW 334th Avenue. When deputies arrived, they discovered a 2002 Ford F350 collided with a 2004 Ford F150. Both vehicles had significant damage.

The male driver in the F150, 82-year-old Delbert Dewolf of Hillsboro, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The adult female driver of the F350 and her two passengers had minor injuries. They were later transported to a local hospital for precautionary reasons. The driver of the F350 had no signs of impairment and was cooperative with investigators.

The initial investigation indicates the F350 was heading westbound on Highway 8, and Mr. Dewolf had been heading south on NW 334th Avenue. Investigators believe Mr. Dewolf stopped at the stop sign before Highway 8. After stopping, Mr. Dewolf drove onto Highway 8 and into the path of the F350. The F350 did not have a stop sign at the intersection.

Members of the inter-agency Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) responded to assist in the traffic crash investigation. Investigators are continuing their investigation into the crash.

Attached Media Files: Media Release PDF , Scene picture
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Scene Photo
Update: Man's Identity Released (Photo) - 11/05/19

On Monday, November 4, 2019, the State Medical Examiners Office performed an autopsy on the body found in Cedar Mill Creek. The male was identified as 41-year-old Brian Fredrick Simons. 

The State Medical Examiner says the manner of death is “accidental.”


On Saturday, November 2, 2019, just before 4 p.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a report of a body found in Cedar Mill Creek.

A man called 911 after discovering a body in the creek a few hundred feet downstream from the small waterfall which is just south of the intersection of NW Cornell Rd. and NW 119th Av. in the community of Cedar Mill.

Deputies and paramedics were on scene quickly and determined the body belonged to a man in his late middle ages.  The Medical Examiner’s Office and detectives from the Violent Crimes Unit responded to the scene.  They are working to confirm his identity, notify his next of kin, and to determine the cause and manner of death.  Additional updates will be provided once those steps are completed.

Attached Media Files: PDF Media Release , Scene Photo
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UPDATE - Stabbing Suspect Arrested (Photo) - 11/02/19

UPDATE - Deputies just arrested Mr. Platas without incident in Cornelius so he is no longer wanted.  He will be booked into jail on charges related to the stabbing.

Original release:

On Saturday, November 2, 2019, just after 9 a.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an assault call after a 66-year-old man showed up at an area hospital with injuries from a stabbing and an assault.

Deputies learned the man was attacked in a home in the 400 block of Church St. in Gaston.  Deputies identified the suspect as 30-year-old Aaron Platas who lives in the home.  Although Mr. Platas and the victim are not related, they have known each other for many years.

Deputies went to the home immediately when the call came into dispatch.  They were joined by detectives from the Violent Crimes Unit, as well as the Tactical Negotiations Unit, the Crisis Negotiations Unit, and the Remote Operated Vehicles Team.  When they searched the home, Mr. Platas was not inside and investigators believe Mr. Platas fled before the first deputies arrived. 

Detectives need to arrest Mr. Platas for this assault and believe he may still be in the area.  Mr. Platas is described as a Hispanic male, 5’8” tall, and about 300 pounds.  If you see Mr. Platas, please call 911 and do not approach him.

Pill in Candy 2
Pill in Candy 2
North Plains Mother Finds Pill in Child's Halloween Candy (Photo) - 11/01/19

On Friday, November 1, 2019, Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies serving the City of North Plains responded to a call involving suspicious Halloween candy.  The call came from a concerned mother in the 10100 block of NW Curtis Street.  The mother told deputies she discovered a pill inside her daughter’s Halloween candy.  The pill resembled a chewable Advil tablet packaged inside a roll of SweeTarts.

Deputies took possession of the pill and will send it to the state crime lab for testing.  While the pill is labeled “Advil,” people who produce illegal drugs sometimes manufacture their products to resemble actual brand name products in hopes of disguising them from law enforcement and parents.

The North Plains Police Department and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind parents to please check your child’s candy obtained through trick-or-treating on Halloween.

Attached Media Files: PDF version , Pill in Candy 2 , Pill in Candy 1
Update: Missing Mother Found Safe - 10/29/19

On Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at 2:25 p.m., Beaverton Police were dispatched to the Fred Meyer grocery store located at 15995 SW Walker Rd.  Dispatch received information Erin McClintock was at the store and had already called her family.  Beaverton Police Officers contacted Ms. McClintock at the grocery store.

Ms. McClintock was not injured and told Officers she left last week on her own accord. There is no criminal investigation stemming from this incident. Ms. McClintock is with her family and is no longer considered to be missing. 

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the media and public for their help looking for Ms. McClintock. 

The original media release is below.


Public’s Help Needed to Locate Missing Mother

October 24, 2019

On Monday, October 21, 2019, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified by concerned family members that 40-year-old Erin McClintock had not shown up for work in Hillsboro.

She was last seen in the area of SW 185th Avenue and SW Kinnaman Road in Aloha just after 7:15 a.m. when she dropped her children off at school that morning.

Ms. McClintock’s family has not heard from her since Monday and is very concerned for her safety. She has no known medical issues.

She drives a red 2011 Kia Soul with Oregon license plate 320FHN.

Ms. McClintock is 5’5” tall and weighs approximately 150 lbs. She has long blond hair and hazel eyes. She was last seen wearing jeans and a multi-colored hoodie.   

Investigators would like to speak with anyone who has seen Ms. McClintock or her vehicle since the morning of October 21, 2019. Anyone with information is asked to please contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 503-629-0111.

Family members are willing to speak with the media. Please contact the PIO number below for family contact information.

Attached Media Files: PDF version of Media Release
Update: Missing, Endangered Man Found in Clackamas County - 10/26/19

Tonight around 9:35 p.m., deputies learned that Mr. Huey and the related vehicle were located in Clackamas County. The vehicle Mr. Huey was driving collided with a structure. It does not appear that he suffered significant injury.

The original media release is below.

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Public’s Help Needed to Locate Missing, Endangered Man

October 26, 2019

On Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 6:21 p.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the Washington Gardens Memory Care facility at 9000 SW 91st Avenue in the community of Garden Home. Staff at the facility reported that around 6 p.m., 64-year-old Cary Huey left the facility in a vehicle. His current whereabouts are unknown.

Deputies need the public’s help to quickly locate Mr. Huey and return him to his care facility. Mr. Huey suffers from a brain disorder that causes extreme memory loss and an inability to care for himself.

Mr. Huey is described as being 6’ tall and weighing 180 lbs. He has dark brown hair, brown eyes and wears glasses. He was last seen wearing a t-shirt and jeans.

Staff told deputies that Mr. Huey drove away from the facility in a purple 2006 Hyundai Sonata with a partial Oregon license plate of 287_ _ _.

Anyone with information on Mr. Huey’s whereabouts is asked to call non-emergency dispatch at 503-629-0111.

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Mr. Huey photo 2 of 2
Public's Help Needed to Locate Missing, Endangered Man (Photo) - 10/26/19

On Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 6:21 p.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the Washington Gardens Memory Care facility at 9000 SW 91st Avenue in the community of Garden Home. Staff at the facility reported that around 6 p.m., 64-year-old Cary Huey left the facility in a vehicle. His current whereabouts are unknown.

Deputies need the public’s help to quickly locate Mr. Huey and return him to his care facility. Mr. Huey suffers from a brain disorder that causes extreme memory loss and an inability to care for himself.

Mr. Huey is described as being 6’ tall and weighing 180 lbs. He has dark brown hair, brown eyes and wears glasses. He was last seen wearing a t-shirt and jeans.

Staff told deputies that Mr. Huey drove away from the facility in a purple 2006 Hyundai Sonata with a partial Oregon license plate of 287_ _ _.

Anyone with information on Mr. Huey’s whereabouts is asked to call non-emergency dispatch at 503-629-0111.

Jose Bernabe-Hernandez booking photo
Jose Bernabe-Hernandez booking photo
Two Men Arrested for Robbery After Early-Morning Beer Runs (Photo) - 10/26/19

October 26, 2019

On Saturday, October 26, 2019, at 4:37 a.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a reported theft of beer at the Chevron station at 10025 NW Glencoe Road in the city of North Plains. An employee reported that a man came into the location and stole two cases of beer.

When the employee intervened and tried to prevent the theft, the suspect punched the employee in the head. The victim was able to provide the license plate of the getaway vehicle, driven by a second male. Responding deputies checked the area, but were unable to locate the suspects or the vehicle. The clerk did not suffer serious injuries.

At 6:09 a.m., another beer run was reported at the Safeway store at 2177 NW 185th Avenue in the city of Hillsboro. Employees reported that a male stole beer from the location and left the location in the same vehicle as the earlier incident in North Plains.

A short time later, Hillsboro Police officers located the suspect vehicle and stopped it near SE TV Highway and SE Brookwood Avenue.

Jose Bernabe-Hernandez, 21, and Jonathan Varona-Nieto, also 21, both of Forest Grove, were arrested and taken to the Washington County Jail. Both have been charged with robbery in the second degree for the incident in North Plains. Bail is set for both at $250,000.

Please contact the Hillsboro Police Department for charges associated with the theft in their city.

Deputies wish to thank officers from the Hillsboro Police Department and Forest Grove Police Department for their valuable assistance with this case.

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Detectives Seek Additional Victims in Jewelry Scam Case (Photo) - 10/25/19

On Thursday, October 24, 2019, detectives with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office conducted a sting to catch Ronald Bocca, 57 of Otis. Mr. Bocca misled Jan Dickinson, 90 of Portland, by defrauding her of several hundred dollars worth of gold jewelry.

Detectives initially found out Mrs. Dickinson answered an advertisement in a local newspaper so she could sell her costume jewelry. On July 25, 2019, Mrs. Dickinson met Mr. Bocca at her residence to sell her costume jewelry. Mr. Bocca focused on Mrs. Dickinson’s 14K gold jewelry. Mr. Bocca tested the gold and told Mrs. Dickinson it was fake. Mrs. Dickinson provided Mr. Bocca receipts from local jewelry stores where the items were purchased. Mr. Bocca told Mrs. Dickinson that jewelry stores frequently switch the jewelry on customers with fake jewelry before finalizing the sale.

Detectives asked Mrs. Dickinson to contact Mr. Bocca to see if he wanted to purchase more of her costume Jewelry.  Mr. Bocca told Mrs. Dickinson he wished to buy the additional jewelry and made arrangements to meet at Mrs. Dickinson’s home on October 24th.  Once Mr. Bocca arrived, he looked through the jewelry and said it was fake. Mr. Bocca said the Jewelry was only worth $175. Detectives had previously had the same jewelry appraised at a value of over $3,000.

Once Mr. Bocca paid Mrs. Dickinson $175, he left Mrs. Dickinson’s home. Mr. Bocca was stopped by deputies and detectives shortly after. Detectives located the jewelry he had just purchased from Mrs. Dickinson and several more jewelry items unrelated to Mrs. Dickinson.

Detectives believe there are more victims of Mr. Bocca and would like to speak with them.  Detectives are asking anyone who thinks they have conned by Mr. Bocca to call the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 503-846-2700.

Mr. Rosales' Booking Photo
Mr. Rosales' Booking Photo
Man Facing Measure 11 Sex Crimes Cuts off His GPS Ankle Monitor (Photo) - 10/22/19

On the afternoon of Tuesday, October 22, 2019, Washington County Sheriff’s detectives were notified that Josiah Rosales, 29 of Aloha, cut off his court-ordered ankle monitor.

Mr. Rosales was arrested in July of 2019 for the below-listed crimes.  On September 16, 2019, Mr. Rosales posted ten percent of his $1,250,000 bail and was released from the Washington County Jail. Mr. Rosales had several conditions associated with his release, to include wearing a GPS ankle monitor at all times.

This afternoon, detectives received notification that Mr. Rosales had cut off the ankle monitor. Detectives, deputies and a canine unit searched for Mr. Rosales but were unable to locate him.

Mr. Rosales currently has felony warrant out for his arrest. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public to call 911 if they see Mr. Rosales or know where he is.  The Washington County Sheriff’s Office urges the public not to contact Mr. Rosales or attempt to detain him if they come in contact with him.

  • Rape in the first degree X2
  • Rape in the second degree
  • Sodomy in the first degree X2
  • Attempted sodomy in the first degree
  • Sodomy in the second degree X2
  • Sexual abuse in the first degree X4
  • Unlawful sexual penetration in the second degree X2
  • Luring a minor X2
  • Encouraging child sex abuse X2

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Picture of narcotics
Washington County WIN Investigators Seize Cash and Drugs (Photo) - 10/21/19

On Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at 7:20 p.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office Westside Interagency Narcotics (WIN) investigators executed a search warrant in the 700 block of SE 10th Avenue, in Hillsboro. At approximately 8:25 pm, investigators served a second search warrant in the 12000 block of SW Allen Blvd, in Beaverton. Both search warrants were the result of a single investigation.

Investigators located and seized 1.5 pounds of methamphetamine and 1 ounce of cocaine in the Hillsboro apartment, and an additional 4 pounds of methamphetamine and approximately $6,000 in cash at the Beaverton apartment. Further investigation led to the seizure of an additional $11,000 from bank accounts. The estimated street value of drugs removed from distribution is over $16,000.

The suspect, 29-year-old Marcos Ramos-Angel, of Hillsboro, was arrested and charged with delivery of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance, for both cocaine and methamphetamine. He was booked into the Washington County Jail and is being held on $50,000 bail.

WIN is a multi-agency team and includes members from the following agencies: Beaverton Police Department, Hillsboro Police Department, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon National Guard, Federal Bureau of Investigations, and Homeland Security Investigations.

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

10-17-19 Luring Mission Booking Photos
10-17-19 Luring Mission Booking Photos
Nine Men Arrested in Undercover Child Predator Sting (Photo) - 10/18/19

On Thursday, October 17, 2019, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office conducted a child predator sting where investigators posed on a variety of social media platforms and dating web sites as 15-year-old boys and girls.  The men contacted undercover deputies online and were arrested after arriving at a location where they believed they would be meeting a child in person for sex.

During this sting, multiple people immediately ended their conversations once they learned the person they were talking with was identifying as a child.

The Sheriff’s Office regularly conducts undercover operations targeting child predators.  Parents are encouraged to help their children be safe online and to be aware of the websites and mobile applications their kids are using.  The Sheriff’s Office also provides online safety education for parents and community organizations.

All of the following men were arrested for the felony crimes of luring a minor and online sexual corruption of a child in the first degree:

  • Joseph Kenneth Raney, 30, of Portland
  • Brandon Daily Perkins, 36, of McMinnville
  • Brent Wayne Pruitt, 41, of Portland
  • Maverick William Pfel, 39, of Beaverton
  • Christopher Michael Mckane, 40, of Beaverton
  • Jonathan Arthur Hauck, 48, of Newberg.  Mr. Hauck also had an outstanding Probation Violation warrant.
  • Tou Moua, 37, of Happy Valley.
  • Wayne Michael Redman, 29, of Portland
  • Gaspar Gaona-Aguilar, 48, of Beaverton. Mr. Gaona-Aguilar was also arrested for criminal driving while suspended and a probation violation related to his registered sex offender status.

Dane Davis
Dane Davis
Detectives Need the Public's Help with Missing Person Cold Case (Photo) - 10/17/19

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help with a missing person cold case.

Tomorrow marks three years since 69-year-old Dane Davis was last seen by anyone. Mr. Davis’ wife, Zarita Davis, and brother, Shawn Davis, have actively worked with detectives from the Violent Crimes Unit to help bring him home.

Prior to his disappearance, Mr. Davis became increasingly unable to care for himself. His family was working with a local non-profit agency to locate a secure facility for him. It was during this brief window of time that Mr. Davis went missing.

Mr. Davis retired from Wells Fargo. He enjoyed walking and would frequently walk to the Hillsboro Promenade shopping center, visiting both the Wendy’s restaurant at 7530 W Baseline Road, as well as the Albertson’s store at 7500 SW Baseline Road.

Anyone who has had contact with Mr. Davis since October 18, 2016 or has any information on this investigation is asked to contact Detective Robert Rookhuyzen at 503-846-2673.  

 

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Ms. Zarita Davis is willing to provide on-camera interviews to members of the media on Friday, October 18, 2019 between the hours of 11 a.m. and noon at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in Hillsboro. Additionally, Shawn Davis, of Rosemead, California, will speak to interested members of the media by phone. Please contact the Public Information Officer at 503-209-5613 to schedule an interview or for Shawn Davis’ telephone contact information.