Banks, Beaverton, Crime

Man charged with kidnapping two Banks women

A Washington County Sheriff's Office deputy. Photo: WCSO

WASHINGTON COUNTY - Two Banks women reportedly are safe after being kidnapped on Wednesday, January 29 at about 12:30 a.m. by a man they reportedly knew who offered them a ride home from an off-campus party of mainly Portland State University students.

Brian van Kleef, deputy and public information officer for the Washington County Sheriffs Office, said the alleged kidnapper 20-year-old Edgar Adrian Hernandez of Cornelius, told the women once seated in his car that he would not be taking them home to Banks, but rather somewhere else.

Soon after, police reports say Washington County sheriffs witnessed Hernandez driving a 2012 Dodge Charger as fast as “100-miles-per-hour” on westbound Highway 26. 

Hernandez eventually exited Highway 26 at the Highway 217 interchange in . . .

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