Banks May 2019 Police Log

A Washington County Sheriff’s Office car at Banks City Hall. Photo: Chas Hundley Burglary: NW Jarvis St Apartments, A resident realized that an unknown suspect had entered her home via a back window and burglarized the residence. Several items were taken. WCSO crime scene technicians responded and assisted with processing[Read More…]

More than a year after pride flag controversy, Gender-Sexuality Alliance flourishes at Banks High School

The Banks School District. Photo: Chas Hundley BANKS – Carter Lee’s rainbow flag wasn’t supposed to be a big deal. “I brought it to school and wanted to make sure everyone was open to it, and everyone was,” they said, cracking a half-smile. “At first.” It didn’t take long for[Read More…]

Early results show Banks Fire District voters approve levy, Moore leads in Banks School Board race

A Washington County elections worker prepares to collect ballots in Forest Grove. Photo: Chas Hundley WASHINGTON COUNTY – Early elections results indicate that, should results hold, the Banks Fire District will receive approval from area voters in their ask for continued—and increased—funding through a local option levy. As of 9[Read More…]

Banks April 2019 Police Log

Two Washington County Sheriff’s Office vehicles parked in front of the City of Banks Public Works building. Photo: Chas Hundley Suicidal Subject: Police were called to a report of a suicidal subject. The subject was cooperative and transported to the hospital for assistance.  Case Cleared Arrest  Noise Complaint/Welfare Check: Police[Read More…]

One-acre brush fire burning north of Banks

Photo from the scene provided by Banks Fire District BANKS – Emergency crews are battling a one-acre brush fire north of Banks near NW Davidson Road, according to social media reports and a spokesperson from the Banks Fire District. According to Mitch Ward, public information officer with the district, the[Read More…]

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