Washington County Sheriff’s Office

Third person in two months dies at Washington County Jail

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office disclosed Thursday evening that a 51-year-old man had died Wednesday evening at the Washington County Jail. According to the sheriff’s office, the man, who was not named, died around 9:36 p.m. Wednesday, June 1 in the holding area at the jail, located in Hillsboro. He[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…]

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…]

Woman missing near Banks ‘located and is well’

Graphic courtesy WCSO Update, 8:25 p.m.: The woman has been located safely, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Original story below. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a woman last seen near Banks on Saturday afternoon. According to the sheriff’s office,  Jacqueline Gourley, 72, was last seen[Read More…]

Sheriff’s office seeks public assistance in Saturday Cornelius shooting

Jordan Curry Brown mugshot from an April 2019 arrest. Photo: WCSO UPDATE: According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Brown turned himself in to deputies Sunday night. He was booked into the Washington County Jail on charges of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Attempted Assault in the First Degree,[Read More…]

Mountaindale Road closed for death investigation on roadway

The old Mountaindale Store as seen on July 31, 2017. Photo: Chas Hundley Mountaindale Road is closed after an individual was found unresponsive in the roadway between Highway 26 and NW Hahn Road, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. They were later pronounced dead.  According to a preliminary investigation[Read More…]

One year after shooting, Wash. Co. Sheriff’s Officer Cpl. Braun shares recovery update

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…]

Child lost and found at Stub Stewart State Park

Photo: Washington County Sheriff’s Office BUXTON – The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says a 9-year-old boy who went missing while camping with his family at Stub Stewart State Park was quickly located with the help of a K9 tracking team Thursday night. According to the Sheriff’s Office, a boy named[Read More…]

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