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Wrong-Way Driver on Sunset Highway Arrested for DUII (Photo) - 09/19/19

On Thursday, September 19, 2019, at approximately 3:15 a.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a driver for DUII.  It was reported the driver travelled westbound down NW Sunset Highway, from SW Market Street in Portland to NW Murray Boulevard in Beaverton in the eastbound lanes.

Multiple witnesses called 9-1-1 to report the wrong-way driver, including one witness who told deputies he was almost hit while driving on the highway.

Deputies stopped the silver Ford Fusion near the intersection of NW Murray Boulevard and NW Jenkins Road after the driver drove up and down Murray several times with a flat tire.  An open can of Coors Light beer was found inside the car.

Deputies arrested 24-year-old Shelby Lee Terebesi of Beaverton on the following charges:

  • Driving under the influence of intoxicants
  • Reckless driving
  • Reckless endangering of another

Ms. Terebesi was lodged in the Washington County Jail.  Her blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was a .17.

Please remember to use a designated driver, taxi cab or ride-sharing service before drinking and getting behind the wheel.

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Booking photo
Man Arrested After Firing Weapon Inside Home During Argument (Photo) - 09/12/19

On Thursday, September 12, 2019, at approximately 8:00 a.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to several 9-1-1 calls about a man with a gun in the area of NW Old Quarry Road and NW 119th Avenue in unincorporated Washington County, north of Beaverton.  Callers indicated that the man was approaching vehicles and was asking for help.  Several deputies arrived in the area to find that the man was actually the victim of a previous incident involving his roommate.

That roommate has been identified as 42-year-old Barry John Albert Carlson, of Portland.  Earlier in the morning, Mr. Carlson fired several shots into the floor with a rifle following an argument with the victim and a woman visiting the home.  No one was shot or otherwise wounded during the argument.

Mr. Carlson left the house on foot before deputies arrived.  A large-scale search was conducted in the area, including two K-9 units, a drone and multiple deputies.  Schools in the area were placed on lockdown as a precaution during the search.

Corporal  Akin and K-9 Stark located the suspect at 9:59 a.m., ending the near two-hour search and lifting the lockdowns at area schools.  This was K-9 Stark’s 211th capture.

Mr. Carlson is being lodged in the Washington County Jail on charges of attempted assault in the first degree and unlawful use of a weapon.  He is being held on $20,000 bail.

Attached Media Files: PDF version , Booking photo
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Photo of suspicious car
Man Attempts to Use Dog as Lure for Young Girls (Photo) - 09/11/19

On Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at approximately 6:00 p.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of suspicious circumstances involving a man with a dog and two young girls.  A concerned mother told deputies that the man stopped his car in front of two children walking home in the 8800 block of NW Ash Street in an unincorporated part of Washington County near Portland.

The girls told deputies that an older white Subaru Outback pulled up and blocked them from crossing the street.  The car’s back driver side window rolled down.  The driver window then rolled down revealing a white male, 40-50 years old with grey or white hair, blue eyes and possibly a beard.  The man had a mid-sized grey dog with a red collar in the back seat.  He told the girls that his dog was happy and loves children, especially little girls.

The man did not say much else to the girls and left as a parent showed up.

The man’s vehicle was caught on camera passing one of the homes in the area.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind parents to teach their children about what they should do if they come into contact with a stranger.

Advice for parents on how to teach their children about “Stranger Danger” from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children can be found here: https://www.kidsmartz.org/StrangerDanger

Attached Media Files: PDF version , Photo of suspicious car
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Booking photo
Man Arrested in Banks Kidnapping Case (Photo) - 09/10/19

On Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at approximately 7:05 a.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies serving the City of Banks were dispatched to reports of a man trying to force a woman inside a vehicle near the intersection of NW Highway 47 & NW Wilson River Highway.

Deputies were able to contact the adult female at the scene and determine the suspect had fled on foot.  The woman told deputies the suspect was someone she knew and he had been hiding inside her vehicle for hours.  He didn’t make himself known to her until after she dropped her child off at school.

The woman tried to escape, but the man forced her back inside the vehicle and would not let her leave.  He eventually left and she was unhurt.

Deputies searched the area around Banks for the suspect, but were unable to immediately locate him.  Schools in Banks were placed in lockout status for a short time.

Shortly before 4:00 p.m., the suspect, 43-year-old Lawrence Alan Roland of Hillsboro, was located returning to his vehicle.  It was parked near the victim’s vehicle.

Mr. Roland is being charged with Kidnapping in the first degree and menacing.

Attached Media Files: PDF version , Booking photo
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Update: Four More Arrested in Deadly July Crash (Photo) - 09/07/19

Update: Four More Arrested in Deadly July Crash

September 6, 2019

On Friday September 6, 2019, a grand jury indicted the driver of the Subaru Impreza, 20-year-old Bailey M. Reeves, of Beaverton. Mr. Reeves was booked into the Washington County Jail on the following charges:

  • Manslaughter in the first degree
  • Assault in the second degree
  • Injury hit-and-run (two counts)
  • Reckless driving

 

Mr. Reeves is being held on $250,000 bail.

The driver of the Chrysler, Alejandro Maldonado-Hernandez, was arrested on July 12 and was released on August 8 after posting bail. On August 27, investigators learned that Mr. Maldonado-Hernandez fled to Mexico to avoid prosecution, with the assistance of three people. Ernesto Garcia, 20, Alicia Scardina, 21, and Luis Maldonado-Hernandez, 28, were arrested on August 28 for hindering prosecution. 

Original release below:

On Friday, July 12th, 2019, at 1056 a.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an injury crash near the intersection of SW Farmington Road and SW 153rd Avenue. When deputies arrived, they located a serious crash between a 2012 Chrysler 300 and a 2013 Ford Fusion.

Deputies learned that before the crash, two vehicles, the Chrysler 300 and a 2005 Subaru Impreza, were apparently racing at a high rate of speed eastbound on SW Farmington Road.  As the vehicles approached the intersection of SW 153rd Avenue, a 2013 Ford Fusion began turning onto SW Farmington Road. 

The Chrysler crashed into the Ford causing significant damage to both vehicles. The Subaru continued traveling eastbound but was stopped shortly after by a Beaverton Police Officer near Hwy 217 on SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway. 

The driver of the Ford, Patrick Ator, was taken to a local hospital with severe injuries and his wife, Janace Ator who was in the front passenger seat, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver of the Chrysler, 20-year-old Alejandro Maldonado-Hernandez, was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.  After receiving medical attention, Alejandro was arrested and will be booked into the Washington County Jail for the following crimes:

  • Manslaughter in the second degree
  • Assault three
  • Reckless Driving

The investigation is ongoing, and additional charges may be added at a later time. 

Sheriff’s deputies are asking anyone with information related to this incident to please contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at (503) 629-0111.

Booking photo will be available for media once he is lodged in the Washington County Jail. 

Sheriff's Office Joins the Neighbors App by Ring - 09/06/19

As a way to enhance our community policing efforts and prevent crime, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office joins the Neighbors app by Ring. This free app, launched by popular door-bell camera maker Ring in May of 2018, is a free way for community members and local law enforcement agencies to share crime and safety information, even if they don’t own a Ring device.

Once downloaded, users can join this virtual “neighborhood watch” to share crime and safety-related videos, photos, and text-based posts from whatever security camera system they have.

The Neighbors app has millions of users across the nation. The sheriff’s office believes this partnership is another way to connect and engage with our community. We believe the ability for app users and investigators from the sheriff’s office to both request and share specific crime and safety information will help prevent and solve crimes in Washington County.
Like other social media platforms we already use to connect with our community, our participation in the Neighbors app is not a replacement for 9-1-1. If anyone sees a crime occur, they are encouraged to immediately report the incident through official channels, including our non-emergency number of 503-629-0111.

Your privacy is important to us. All tips shared via Neighbors are anonymous unless users choose to identify themselves. This partnership does not grant law enforcement access to cameras or user data. Law enforcement can only view content posted by users to the Neighbors app or that they have decided to share in response to a specific request.
Users do not need to own a Ring device or any other home security system to download and use the Neighbors app. Anyone can download this app for free to keep up with crime and safety updates and participate in the digital neighborhood watch on their smartphones.

The number one reason the Washington County Sheriff’s Office is participating with the Neighbors app is its ability to prevent crime in our community.

App Download Link: https://download.ring.com/washingtoncounty
Text Code: Send ‘wcoregon’ to 555-888

Important Things to Know:
- You do not need a Ring device to participate in the Neighbors app
- Downloading this free app does not give any law enforcement agency access to your cameras
- Video is only shared at the discretion of the user
- This app is only intended to be used for crime & safety purposes
- The Sheriff’s Office is not endorsing any specific products or devices based on participation with this app

Attached Media Files: PDF version
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Booking photo
Drivers Education Teacher, Bishop Arrested for Abusing 15 Students (Photo) - 09/05/19

Since 2018, detectives with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Unit have been investigating allegations that a drivers education instructor at Portland Community College’s (PCC) Rock Creek campus was sexually abusing his students.

On September 5, 2019, detectives arrested 48-year-old Paul Douglas Burdick of Hillsboro and charged him with 15 counts of sexual abuse in the third degree.  His bail was set at $150,000.  During the investigation, detectives learned Mr. Burdick was also the bishop of the Hillsboro Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS).

Both PCC and the LDS Church were cooperative with the investigation and took immediate steps to remove Mr. Burdick from his positions once notified of the allegations.

Detectives have identified 20 victims so far.  The victims, who are all girls or young women, were in Mr. Burdick’s drivers ed classes.  Many of them were high school students and took drivers ed through PCC.  They reported that Mr. Burdick groped them while they were taking practice or test drives.  Mr. Burdick would also make some of them perform jumping jacks and tried to get cell phone recordings of that happening.  The allegations go back to 2012 and continued through 2018 when Mr. Burdick was removed from his positions.

Detectives strongly believe there are additional victims and would like to speak with anyone who may have been affected by Mr. Burdick’s crimes.  Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 503-846-2700.

Attached Media Files: PDF version , Booking photo
RESULTS: Joint Labor Day Weekend DUII Mission - 09/03/19

During our joint Labor Day DUII mission (August 30-31), 21 people were arrested through the combined efforts of seven metro-area agencies (listed below).

DUII enforcement is not just a focus on holiday weekends. During the period between August 16th and September 2nd, the sheriff’s office made a total of 50 DUII arrests (12 of those were during the Labor Day weekend mission).

Enhanced DUII enforcement will continue in Washington County through the month of September.

Please remember to use a designated driver, taxi cab, or a ride-sharing service to avoid driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

(Original release below)


Joint Labor Day Weekend DUII Mission Starts Tonight

On August 30-31, 2019, law enforcement officers from several metro agencies will join forces for a targeted DUII enforcement mission along Highway 26 and Highway 217. National statistics show an increase in the number of traffic fatalities, including a higher death rate during holiday weekends like Labor Day. This two-night mission is designed to educate and deter people from getting behind the wheel while impaired and to take enforcement against impaired drivers.

Dozens of officers will saturate the area to focus on drivers impaired by alcohol, drugs, or any controlled substances. Officers trained as drug recognition experts will be on scene to evaluate drivers who are under the influence of controlled substances, such as marijuana.

Highway reader boards will also be used to inform drivers of the mission and the increased police presence.

Officers from the following agencies are scheduled to participate:

  • Beaverton Police Department
  • Hillsboro Police Department
  • Portland Police Bureau
  • Sherwood Police Department
  • King City Police Department
  • Oregon State Police
  • Washington County Sheriff’s Office

The agencies will be supported by dispatchers from the Washington County Consolidated Communications Agency (WCCCA), employees of the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), and Washington County Land Use & Transportation.

Attached Media Files: PDF version
Joint Labor Day Weekend DUII Mission Starts Tonight - 08/30/19

On August 30-31, 2019, law enforcement officers from several metro agencies will join forces for a targeted DUII enforcement mission along Highway 26 and Highway 217. National statistics show an increase in the number of traffic fatalities, including a higher death rate during holiday weekends like Labor Day. This two-night mission is designed to educate and deter people from getting behind the wheel while impaired and to take enforcement against impaired drivers.

Dozens of officers will saturate the area to focus on drivers impaired by alcohol, drugs, or any controlled substances. Officers trained as drug recognition experts will be on scene to evaluate drivers who are under the influence of controlled substances, such as marijuana.

Highway reader boards will also be used to inform drivers of the mission and the increased police presence.

Officers from the following agencies are scheduled to participate:

  • Beaverton Police Department
  • Hillsboro Police Department
  • Portland Police Bureau
  • Sherwood Police Department
  • King City Police Department
  • Oregon State Police
  • Washington County Sheriff’s Office

The agencies will be supported by dispatchers from the Washington County Consolidated Communications Agency (WCCCA), employees of the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), and Washington County Land Use & Transportation.

Attached Media Files: PDF version
Driver and Passenger Killed After Serious Crash on SW Farmington Road - 08/28/19

On Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at 5:59 p.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a serious crash on SW Farmington Road, west of SW 196th Avenue. When deputies arrived, they discovered a 2007 Chrysler Sebring had collided with a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado. Both vehicles had significant damage.

The first deputy to arrive attempted life-saving measures on the occupants of the Chrysler but was unsuccessful. The adult male driver and adult female passenger in Chrysler were pronounced deceased at the scene. The adult female driver of the Chevrolet was uninjured and stayed at the scene and cooperated with investigators. There were no signs of impairment on the driver of the Chevrolet.

The initial investigation indicates the Chrysler was heading eastbound on SW Farmington Road and the Chevrolet was heading westbound. Investigators believe the Chrysler may have been speeding and crossed the center line into the path of the Chevrolet.

The inter-agency Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) responded to assist in the traffic crash investigation. CART members are continuing their investigation into the crash. At this time, investigators do not know if the driver of the Chrysler was impaired.

Deputies believe several people witnessed the crash but did not stop. Deputies are asking any witnesses of the crash to call non-emergency dispatch at (503) 629-0111.

Deputies want to remind drivers if they witness a crash they are required by Oregon State law to stop and provide their information to the drivers of the vehicles involved or to law enforcement.

Attached Media Files: Media Release PDF
Teen Girl Accosted by Unknown Man in Rock Creek - 08/28/19

On Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at 12:42 a.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report that an unknown male accosted a teenage girl walking in the area of NW 185th Avenue and NW Rock Creek Blvd. in Rock Creek.

The young woman was walking home from work when she noticed that a man was approaching her from behind. He engaged her in conversation, inquiring about her name, age and destination before offering her illegal narcotics.

She continued walking, trying to get away from the man, who followed her into her apartment complex in the 18800 block of NW Rock Creek Blvd. The male then grabbed the woman’s backpack and covered her mouth with his hand when she began to scream. The male put his fingers into the woman’s mouth and she was able to bite his fingers.

At this point, a friend of the woman heard her screams and came to her aid. The suspect then fled on foot.

The victim described the suspect as a Hispanic male adult in his early twenties, approximately 5’9” or 5’10” tall, with a slim build and a thin mustache/goatee. The suspect was wearing a plain white T-shirt and green or khaki pants.

Detectives from the Violent Crimes Unit are asking for the public’s help to identify this suspect. Investigators are hoping to release a composite sketch of the suspect in the future. Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 503-846-2500.

The victim does not wish to speak to the media.

Attached Media Files: Media Release
Suspect Vehicle
Suspect Vehicle
Man Arrested for Attempted Murder After Ramming Motorcycle Riders (Photo) - 08/23/19

On August 22, 2019, at 7:55 p.m., deputies were dispatched to reports of a serious crash near the intersection of SW Blanton Street and SW 175th Avenue in Aloha.  When deputies arrived, they found a 1991 Kawasaki motorcycle in the bushes alongside the road. The motorcycle’s male rider and female passenger were lying in the street with severe injuries. Deputies attended to the two injured individuals until Metro West Ambulance transported them to a local hospital.

Deputies learned the other vehicle involved in the crash had fled the scene. Witnesses described the suspect vehicle as a silver Chevrolet sedan.  

The inter-agency Washington Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team (CART) responded to assist in the traffic crash investigation. CART members determined that the force of the impact threw the motorcycle approximately 100 feet.   

Investigators determined the driver of the vehicle to be 25-year-old Stephen Matthew Lister. Today, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Mr. Lister for two counts of attempted murder. This afternoon, deputies located Mr. Lister in the 5800 block of SW 170th Avenue. He was arrested at 3:27 p.m. and booked into the Washington County Jail. Bail has been set at $500,000.

Deputies determined that the suspect vehicle was a 2004 or 2005 Chevrolet Malibu (actual vehicle shown in attached photo). Deputies are still looking for this suspect vehicle and are asking for the public’s help in locating it.

Anyone with information about this case or the whereabouts of this car is asked to call 503-629-0111.

Dante Halling Booking Photo
Dante Halling Booking Photo
Suspect Who Shot Deputies Booked into Jail (Photo) - 08/23/19

Earlier this afternoon, Dante James Halling, 56, was released from a local hospital. Deputies arrested him on warrants from Multnomah County and lodged him at the Multnomah County Jail.

In addition to the Multnomah County warrants, Mr. Halling faces new charges for shooting two Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies on August 8, 2019. These charges include two counts of attempted murder, assault in the first degree and assault in the second degree.