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, 10:15 p.m. Thursday The Washington County Sherriff’s Office said in a press release issued Thursday night that their search of the property located at 55920 NW Wilson River Highway[Read More…]

Banks September 2021 Police Log

Deputy Ryan Pope drives in the Banks BBQ parade in Banks on August 22, 2021. Photo: Chas Hundley As reported by members of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office to the Banks City Council on Tuesday, October 12 Criminal Mischief/DUI – NW Main St – An employee with the In and[Read More…]

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

Law enforcement agencies destroy cannabis plants 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[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…]

Banks July 2021 Police Log

A sign noting that Banks is served by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office on NW Banks Rd. Photo: Chas Hundley Unwanted/Trespassing – Main St – A male that had been trespassed from the location returned. Deputies arrived on scene and attempted to take him into custody. The male fled the[Read More…]

North Plains struck by early morning crime spree

North Plains’ police chief Washington County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant James Haxton and North Plains Mayor Teri Lenahan on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at the North Plains National Night Out. Photo: WCSO, Brenda Schaffer Several neighborhoods in North Plains were struck by what the Washington County Sheriff’s Office described as an[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…]


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