Hit-and-run crash leads to search of Gales Creek home believed to be involved in drug trafficking

The staging area for law enforcement responding to the scene in Gales Creek on October 28, 2021. Photo: Chas Hundley Update, November 3: The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said that Damion Clowdus had been located. Update, 10:15 p.m. Thursday The Washington County Sherriff’s Office said in a press release issued[Read More…]

Hit-and-run crash in Gales Creek leads to dozens of police vehicles near Highways 6 and 8 junction

Washington County’s Tactical Negotiations Team drives through Downtown Gales Creek on Thursday, October 28, 2021. Photo: Chas Hundley Read updated story here. Gales Creek is the site of a large police presence west of the junction of Highways 6 and 8, where dozens of law enforcement vehicles, including Washington County’s[Read More…]

Washington County Sheriff’s Office shuts down ‘massive’ illegal cannabis operation outside North Plains

Cannabis growing indoors at the North Plains site. Photo courtesy WCSO Washington County Sheriff’s Office shuts down ‘massive’ illegal cannabis operation outside North Plains The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said that an illegal cannabis grow site northeast of the city of North Plains was shut down following a search in[Read More…]

Late night shooting results in highway closure between Banks and Gales Creek

Parson Road and Highway 6 on May 19, 2018. Photo: Chas Hundley A late night shooting in the Parson Road area near Highway 6 caused an extended highway closure as deputies with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office searched for the source of the shooting. According to WCSO spokesperson Sgt. Danny[Read More…]

Sheriff’s Office: Cornelius man arrested on rape charge met victims at ‘Dairy Queen near Manning’

A booking photo of Darby Martin, courtesy WCSO A Cornelius man was arrested on Wednesday on charges of rape in the first degree, sex abuse in the first degree, delivery of a controlled substance, and encouraging child sex abuse. Detectives with the Violent Crimes Unit of the Washington County Sheriff’s[Read More…]

Three schools in Forest Grove, Cornelius on lockout as deputies search for shooting suspect in south Cornelius area

The Forest Grove School District central office. Photo: Chas Hundley Update: Peraza-Domenech was arrested around 3:40 p.m. and lodged into the Washington County Jail on charges of attempted murder in the second degree, unlawful possession of a firearm, and unlawful use of a weapon. His bail was set at $250,000.[Read More…]


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