Crime

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…]

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…]

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…]

Washington County eyes body camera program expansion for deputies

A Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputy. Photo: WCSO The Washington County Board of Commissioners is taking a step toward requiring county Sheriff’s deputies to wear body cameras. The board unanimously approved a motion, as an amendment to the county’s current 2020-21 budget proposal, to allocate funding to the Sheriff’s office[Read More…]

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