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Tracy Cloud booking photo
Tracy Cloud booking photo
Update: Woman Arrested in Connection with September 2019 Shooting (Photo) - 01/22/20

Detectives from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Unit have continued investigating the circumstances that led up to the shooting death of Philip Cloud on September 23, 2019. As part of the ongoing investigation, detectives executed several search warrants and interviewed dozens of people.

On January 8, 2020, detectives secured an arrest warrant for Tracy Lynn Cloud, age 46. Ms. Cloud was the estranged wife of the victim in this shooting.

Earlier this afternoon, deputies took Ms. Cloud into custody.

Ms. Cloud has been lodged in the Washington County Jail on charges of second-degree murder and unlawful use of a weapon.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office wishes to thank the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force for their assistance with this investigation.

Booking Photo
Booking Photo
Inmate Charged With Assaulting Jail Deputy (Photo) - 01/14/20

On Thursday, January 9, 2020, at approximately 11:20 a.m., an inmate in the Washington County Jail assaulted a jail deputy. The assault happened while jail deputies were attempting to move 35-year-old Justin Nathaniel Lugo, of Hillsboro, from an intake holding cell to the jail’s maximum security unit.

The inmate advanced on one of our deputies, striking him on the right side of the face. The deputy defended himself, while another deputy successfully deployed a Taser. Additional deputies responded and were able to restrain the inmate.

The injured deputy was treated and released at a local hospital for his injuries. No additional staff members were hurt.

Mr. Lugo now faces a charge of assault of a public safety officer.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office operates the only jail in the county and averages nearly 18,000 bookings per year.

Attached Media Files: PDF Version , Booking Photo
Crash Scene 2
Crash Scene 2
Woman Dies Following Crash on Highway Near Cornelius (Photo) - 01/14/20

On Tuesday, January 14, 2020, just before 7:00 a.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian on SW Tualatin Valley Highway and NW 341st Ave. A woman driving a 2005 gray Mazda minivan was headed westbound on the highway when the vehicle hit a woman causing very serious injuries.

Deputies serving the City of Cornelius and the Cornelius Fire Department responded and performed live-saving measures on the 51-year-old woman from Hillsboro, but she died later at the hospital. She has been identified as Leslie Schmadeke.

The conditions at the time of the crash were dark and foggy, so poor visibility was likely a factor in this crash. There are no streetlights on this stretch of highway. The victim was also dressed in dark clothing.

The driver of the Mazda remained on scene and cooperated with deputies during the crash investigation. No crime is suspected of being committed at this time.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind people that it’s very dangerous to cross dark highways while wearing dark clothing. Please consider wearing bright, reflective clothing or carrying a flashing light when out walking along busy roads in the dark.

If anyone who was in this area at approximately 7:00 a.m. this morning who witnessed this crash, please call the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 503-846-2700.

The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) is assisting in this investigation. CART is a multi-agency team of specially trained law enforcement officers from the Sheriff's Office and the Beaverton, Hillsboro, Tigard, and Tualatin Police Departments. The Washington County District Attorney's Office has also assigned Deputy District Attorneys to the team.

Attached Media Files: PDF version , Crash Scene 2 , Crash Scene 1
RESULTS: Deputies Arrest More Than 60 Drunk Drivers During Holidays - 01/13/20

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office arrested a total of 63 people during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday period of December 13, 2019 to January 2, 2020. The enhanced patrols are done in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), and Oregon State Sheriff's Association (OSSA).

Our commitment to DUII enforcement continues through the month of January as well as winter weather conditions increase the safety risk of driving under the influence.

If you’re planning to drink or get high while enjoying tonight’s college football playoff national championship, please be responsible and find a safe ride home.

(Original Media Release Below)


Deputies Conducting Enhanced Impaired Driving Patrols Over the Holidays

November 26, 2019

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting high visibility enforcement patrols looking for impaired drivers this holiday season, beginning with the Thanksgiving holiday week, continuing through December and New Year’s Day 2020. The enhanced patrols are being done in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), and Oregon State Sheriff's Association (OSSA).

According to NHTSA, 10,874 people were killed in 2017 in motor vehicle traffic crashes in which a driver had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) over the legal limit of .08. During the month of December 2017, 885 people lost their lives in traffic crashes involving a drunk driver. Like drunk driving, drug-impaired driving is impaired driving, which means it is dangerous and illegal in all 50 states.

On average, driving under the influence arrest costs $10,000 in attorney fees, fines, court costs, lost time at work, higher insurance rates, car towing and repairs, and more.

There are many other ways to ensure a safe ride home besides relying on a friend. The options include using public transportation, calling a taxi, or using a rideshare app such as Uber or Lyft. In addition, NHTSA’s SaferRide Mobile App, available in the app store, is another resource to help those who have been drinking find a sober ride home—by identifying their location and helping to call a taxi or a friend to pick them up.

This holiday season, deputies are asking the public to do their part in keeping our roadways safe by always planning a sober ride home before the festivities begin.

Attached Media Files: PDF Version
Detectives Investigating Sexual Abuse Concerns at Catlin Gabel School - 01/07/20

In November 2018, detectives from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office were asked to investigate allegations of child sexual abuse involving a specific former faculty member at Catlin Gabel School. Detectives learned that the suspect had died earlier that year and concluded the investigation. At the time, investigators were not aware of allegations involving any other staff members.

After the employee’s death, comments on social media raised other concerns of sexual abuse perpetrated by former Catlin Gabel employees. Catlin Gabel retained an outside investigator, whose work resulted in the identification of 21 staff members alleged to have engaged in questionable conduct with children over the past 60 years. This report was released on December 11, 2019 and is available to the public at https://bit.ly/2SYWYix.

Since the report was published, additional incidents have come to light. Detectives are actively investigating these leads.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office continues to work with Catlin Gabel administration during this ongoing criminal investigation.

Detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify all potential victims and suspects. Anyone with information is asked to please contact Detective Chuck Anderson at 503-846-2704.

Attached Media Files: Media Release
Rafael Martinez Jr.
Rafael Martinez Jr.
Buyer and Seller Both Arrested after Gun Displayed During Offer Up Deal (Photo) - 01/05/20

On Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 5:05 p.m., deputies from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a reported armed robbery in a parking lot near the Nike Company Store. Deputies arrived less than a minute later and found both parties still on scene in the 3400 block of SW Knowlton Road, near Beaverton.

The investigation revealed that two parties connected previously on the online sales app Offer Up. One party agreed to sell the other multiple passes to the Nike Company Store. The buyer sent the seller money, but never received the promised passes.

Today, the buyer used a different online profile and set up an in-person meeting with the same seller. When the seller arrived, the would-be buyer produced a handgun to scare the seller into providing the passes for which he had previously paid.

Deputies arrested 21-year-old Jin Hu for unlawful use of a weapon.

Also arrested was 31-year-old Rafael Martinez, Jr. for theft in the third degree.

Both men have been booked into the Washington County Jail.

Attached Media Files: Media Release , Rafael Martinez Jr. , Jin Hu
LOPEZ,ISMAEL JR
LOPEZ,ISMAEL JR
Washington County's 'WIN' Team Removes More Than $90,000 Worth of Drugs from the Streets (Photo) - 01/03/20

On Tuesday, December 17, 2019, Washington County Sheriff’s Office Westside Interagency Narcotics (WIN) investigators executed a search warrant at 2944 NE Moda Way in Hillsboro and a second search warrant at 1218 SE Alder Street in Hillsboro. Both search warrants were the result of a single investigation.

Investigators located and seized 15.1 pounds of methamphetamine, 0.5 pound of heroin, 2.86 ounces of cocaine, and 0.39 ounces of crack cocaine, 173 counterfeit OxyContin pills, 100 counterfeit Xanax pills, and approximately $17,000 in cash.

The estimated street value of drugs removed from distribution was over $90,000.

Two suspects, 27-year-old Edgar Mandujano-Lopez and 28-year-old Ivan Cornejo-Marin, of Hillsboro, were arrested and charged with delivery of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance for methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine. Both were booked into the Washington County Jail on $50,000 bail.

A third suspect, 31-year-old Ismael Lopez Jr., of Hillsboro, is being sought in conjunction with this investigation and has arrest warrants for delivery of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance for methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine.

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.

Scene photo
Scene photo
Woman Wanted After Nearly Running Over State Trooper (Photo) - 12/29/19

On Sunday, December 29, 2019, just before 11 a.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a welfare check at NW Cedar Canyon Rd. and NW Killin Rd. near the community of Banks.  A passing driver told dispatch the driver of a blue 1991 Geo Prism was slumped over behind the wheel near that intersection.

An Oregon State Police trooper found the car a short time later near the Banks City Hall on NW Main St.  The trooper was trying to get the woman out of the driver’s seat when she put the car in reverse.  The trooper was not hit by the car and was not run over, but he was thrown to the ground as she drove backwards.  He was not injured.

The woman, later identified as 25-year-old Aubri Jenkins of Timber, hit the trooper’s front bumper causing minor damage and hit a parked truck before fleeing in her car at speeds of about 80 miles per hour.  The trooper pursued Ms. Jenkins north on Highway 47 and then west on Highway 26 before he terminated the pursuit due to her unsafe driving.

Multiple other drivers called dispatch to report seeing Ms. Jenkins driving erratically on Highway 26.  Deputies later found the car near the 58000 block of Highway 26.  They searched the area for Ms. Jenkins but were not able to find her.

Ms. Jenkins is currently wanted in connection with this incident and for an unrelated felony warrant for a probation violation.  If you have any information about this event or her location, please call non-emergency dispatch at 503-629-0111.

Knife
Knife
Two Teens Arrested After Stabbing at Overnight House Party (Photo) - 12/29/19

On Sunday, December 29, 2019, at 1:16 a.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a stabbing at a house in the 300 block of SW Devonwood Avenue.  An 18-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy called 911 and said they had been at the house when they were both stabbed and were on Highway 26 driving to the hospital.

While on the phone with dispatch, the two victims saw a Portland Police Bureau Officer and pulled over to get help.  That officer provided medical aid while calling for paramedics.  The 18-year-old had one stab wound in his neck and shoulder area and a second in his shoulder blade.  The 17-year-old had been stabbed in the side of his rib cage.  Both of them were taken to area hospitals and have since been released.

While the two victims were being helped, other deputies went to the house and detectives from the Violent Crimes Unit were called out.  Investigators learned that several teens who live at the home hosted a party which included underage drinking.

When some of the guests were asked to leave, a fight broke out.  A 15-year-old boy stabbed two people and another 15-year-old boy joined in the fight.  The black folding knife believed to have been used in the stabbing was recovered at the scene.

The 15-year-old boy who stabbed the two victims was lodged at the juvenile detention center on charges of assault in the second degree, unlawful use of a weapon, and assault in the third degree.  The other 15-year-old boy was lodged at the juvenile detention center on a charge of assault in the third degree.

Detectives are asking anyone with more information about this case to call non-emergency dispatch at 503-629-0111.

Attached Media Files: Media Release , Knife
Update: Active Search and Rescue Operations Suspended - 12/28/19

After five days of searching for Ms. Allyson Watterson, the search and rescue operations have been suspended.  Allyson has not been located at this time.  The decision to suspend that phase of the investigation was made after the search and rescue teams spent thousands of search hours covering an area of about 1,600 acres. 

Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding Allyson’s disappearance.  If new information comes to light or new areas to search are identified, the search and rescue teams may be recalled to continue their efforts.

The public is reminded that the entire search area is private property, meaning members of the general public would be trespassing if they attempted to search on their own unless they had specific permission from each property owner.

The Sheriff’s Office wishes to thank the many people and organizations who helped with this search, including the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue, Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue, Mountain Wave Search and Rescue, North Oregon Regional Search and Rescue, Pacific Northwest Search and Rescue, volunteer searchers, Army National Guard, City of North Plains, Hillsboro School District, North Plains Elementary School, Home Depot, Subway, Krispy Kreme, and members of the community for donations of food, supplies, and time.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 503-846-2700.

The previous media release is below.

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Update on Search for Missing Person Allyson Watterson

December 27, 2019

 

The Sheriff’s Office is providing the following update to the on-going search for 20-year-old Allyson Watterson who has been missing since Sunday, December 22. 

On that day, a homeowner who lives north of North Plains saw Ms. Watterson just before noon with 21-year-old Benjamin Garland.  That remains the last confirmed time Ms. Watterson was seen.  Early on Monday, December 23, a different homeowner in the area found Mr. Garland inside the homeowner’s truck.  That evening, Mr. Garland’s father called dispatch around 5:30 p.m. to report Ms. Watterson missing, a gap of about 30 hours since she was last seen.

Deputies immediately responded to the area to begin searching for Ms. Watterson.  Deputies found a truck which they soon learned was stolen.  A short time later, deputies found Mr. Garland nearby and took him into custody.  Mr. Garland was arrested for unrelated theft and fraud charges, unrelated warrants, and charges related to the stolen truck.  He remains in custody and has also since been charged with violating his probation for prior convictions.

The initial report was that the pair were hiking in the area when Ms. Watterson went missing but investigators do not believe that to be true.  Detectives are continuing to investigate where Ms. Watterson and Mr. Garland may have been from December 21 to December 23. 

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 503-846-2700.

Attached Media Files: Media Release , Updated Media Release