The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said that a Level 2 (“BE SET”) evacuation had been issued for anyone living on SW Stepien Road near Hagg Lake after a wildfire sparked in the area.
The body of a swimmer who went missing at Hagg Lake Monday afternoon was found Tuesday morning, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said.
Hagg Lake on August 3, 2020. Photo: Chas Hundley A man died while swimming in Hagg Lake Saturday, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release. The agency said deputies were dispatched at 3:35 p.m. to reports that a swimmer had gone under water. Marine deputies, already on[Read More…]
Photo from the scene courtesy Washington County Sheriff’s Office A woman last known to be near Hagg Lake was found dead Friday afternoon more than a month after she disappeared there on February 5. According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, a boater found a woman’s body in Henry Hagg[Read More…]
Tara Callahan. Photo courtesy WCSO The Washington County Sheriff’s Office spent the weekend searching the Hagg Lake area for Tara Callahan, age 38, of Aloha after she reportedly expressed her intention to possibly kill herself. Her vehicle was found at Hagg Lake. According to a press release from the Washington[Read More…]
Smoke from the Powerline Fire rises near Hagg Lake on Tuesday, September 8. Photo: Chas Hundley The final update, barring an unforeseen change in conditions, from the Oregon Department of Forestry on the 126 acre Powerline Fire near Cherry Grove was issued Sunday afternoon. According to the update, “the Powerline[Read More…]
A helicopter made an emergency landing at Hagg Lake after experiencing a mechanical failure on Wednesday, September 9. Photo: WCSO The Powerline Fire south of Hagg Lake is roughly 50% contained, according to the Gaston Rural Fire District. In a series of updates posted throughout the day on their Facebook[Read More…]
Smoke from the Powerline Fire drifts into more smoke from other Oregon wildfires. Photo: Chas Hundley The active fire burning south of Hagg Lake is largely uncontained, Forest Grove Fire and Rescue public information officer Matt Johnston said, speaking to members of the press of the parking lot of the[Read More…]
Joy Braun, Jeremy Braun, and Sheriff Pat Garrett on Thursday, February 6, 2020. Photo: Chas Hundley//Banks Post 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[Read More…]
Dante James Halling. Photo: MCSO PORTLAND – Dante James Halling, 55, the suspected shooter involved in a gunfight that left Halling and two deputies with gunshot wounds was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on Friday, August 23, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Halling was arrested on warrants from[Read More…]