Crime

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…]

Banks May 2020 Police Log

The front door of the city of Banks administrative offices. Photo: Chas Hundley The following is written by deputy Ryan Pope with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the agency that is contracted to provide police services in Banks. For the month of May notable events are as follows: · Parking[Read More…]

Washington Co. deputy charged with official misconduct from 2018 use of force incident

Rian Alden booking photo from Washington County Sheriff’s Office HILLSBORO – The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says that a deputy under investigation for allegedly sending a racist email 16 years ago has been charged with official misconduct stemming from a use of force while booking an arrestee in the Washington[Read More…]

Washington County deputy under investigation after allegation of ’email with racial epithets’ surfaces

A table with Washington County Sheriff’s Office memorabilia and information in Banks. File photo: Chas Hundley WASHINGTON COUNTY – A Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputy has been placed on administrative leave after an allegation surfaced that the deputy sent an “inappropriate email with racial epithets” before being employed by the[Read More…]

Banks April 2020 Police Log

A Washington County Sheriff’s Office vehicle. File photo taken June 9, 2018 by Chas Hundley The following is written by Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies assigned to serve the city of Banks. For the Month of April most parking issues are still being dealt with on a personal level to[Read More…]

Banks March 2020 Police Log

A Washington County Sheriff’s Office vehicle in front of Banks City Hall The following is written by Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies assigned to serve the city of Banks. COVID-19 has affected patrol operations and how we do business temporarily. It has been encouraged to handle calls if able by[Read More…]

Newsletter

The groceries your family needs!