South Fork Forest Camp inmate escapes custody near Gales Creek Campground

South Fork Forest Camp entrance in November 2017. Photo: Chas Hundley 4/15 5:50 a.m. update: Lunn is back in custody, according to the DOC. A South Fork Forest Camp inmate walked away from a work crew near the Gales Creek Campground Wednesday around 2:30 p.m., the Oregon Department of Corrections[Read More…]

Sheriff’s office seeks public assistance in Saturday Cornelius shooting

Jordan Curry Brown mugshot from an April 2019 arrest. Photo: WCSO UPDATE: According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Brown turned himself in to deputies Sunday night. He was booked into the Washington County Jail on charges of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Attempted Assault in the First Degree,[Read More…]

Washington County Sheriff’s Office seeks armed kidnapping suspects

Left: Nicholas San Nicolas, Right: The stolen Nissan. Photo: WCSO The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is seeking two suspects after an alleged armed kidnapping in Aloha Thursday afternoon left one person in the hospital with injuries that are not life threatening, according to the Sheriff’s Office.  In a press release,[Read More…]

One year after shooting, Wash. Co. Sheriff’s Officer Cpl. Braun shares recovery update

Joy Braun, Jeremy Braun, and Sheriff Pat Garrett. Photo: Chas Hundley//Gales Creek Journal HILLSBORO – One year ago today, law enforcement agencies descended on a home near Hagg Lake on reports of theft of a firearm.  In the ensuing gunfight, two Washington County Sheriff’s Officers were shot; Cpl. Jeremy Braun[Read More…]

Deputies search for suspected driver of stolen vehicle near Shearer Hill Road

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office near Hillside. Photo: Washington County Sheriff’s Office HILLSIDE – According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the suspected driver of a Dodge Challenger stolen out of Forest Grove is on the run in the NW Shearer Hill Road area south of Highway 6 after smashing[Read More…]

Sheriff’s Office responds to Gales Creek residence over dispute involving gun

A Washington County Sheriff’s Office vehicle. Photo: Chas Hundley GALES CREEK – The Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a dispute between neighbors where one person pulled a gun on another Friday evening near Highway 6 and the Lyda Drive area. “It appears our investigators are currently seeking[Read More…]


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