Banks, COLUMN, Crime

Banks June 2022 Police Log

As written and presented to the Banks City Council Tuesday, July 12 by deputies with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office serving Banks.

Notable calls for the month of June 2022

There have been several reports for fraud or ID theft related crimes but the only connection to Banks was that is where the victims live.

And… The burglaries. We had 3 actual burglaries and one attempted burglary, that all occurred on the 7th and 8th in early morning hours between 3am and 5 am.

  1. Hop Cycle – 6/7 about 4:30 am confirmed entry and crime damage to door. Nothing taken by suspect with dark jeans, gloves, hoodie and mask with an approx 18″ screwdriver.
  2. Shell Gas – 6/7 about 4:40 am- confirmed same suspect, confirmed entry and crime damage to door and nothing taken.
  3. Jim’s Market – 6/8 – 3:00 am – no entry but crime damage to door. per video believed to be same suspect but this time he was with an approx. 3′ pry bar.
  4. Subway – 6/8- unknown time – confirmed entry and crime damage to door, cash register and safe. no cash or items missing. no video but it is suspected the same suspect.

The only other notable call was a physical domestic on Main Street where a male was arrested for Domestic Assault.

Although not in the city the crashes at Hwy 26 and NW Sellers Rd seem to be a hot topic in town. Below are summaries of the 5 crashes that have occurred since Highway 47 closed on May 16th, 2022.

  1. 6/9 – 4:54 pm – Local area resident turning left onto westbound 26 from Sellars was T-Boned after failing to yield the right of way to cross traffic on Hwy 26. There is no injury or medical transport information on this crash.
  2. 6/16 – 11:212 am – Local resident north of 26 failed to yield to cross traffic on Hwy 26 while crossing south on Sellars and was T-Boned and spun coming to rest on top or another car waiting to cross north bound. Only minor injuries reported no transports by medical.
  3. 6/28 – 11:07 am – Silver Prius vs silver Hyundai. T-Bone unknown further details but one subject transported by medical for minor injuries.
  4. 6/28 – 12:10 pm – A secondary rear end crash with no injuries in the congestion from the prior mentioned crash.
  5. 7/6 – 12:30 pm – A local area resident turning left onto Hwy 26 west bound from Sellars was T-Boned by another sedan traveling east on 26. This crash was caused by the vehicle turning left failed to yield the right of way to cross traffic. minor injuries reported and no medical transports.

This concludes the Washington County Sheriff’s Office summary report for the City of Banks in the month of June 2022.

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Chas Hundley is the editor of the Banks Post and sister news publications the Gales Creek Journal and the Salmonberry Magazine. He grew up in Gales Creek and has a cat.

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