December 10, 2018
On Sunday, December 9, 2018, at 6:40 p.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an alarm activation from a bait package at a residence near Southwest Tualatin Valley Highway and Southwest 170th Avenue in Aloha. Deputies converged on the area and, within five minutes of being dispatched, used GPS technology to track the stolen package to a black 2015 Nissan Altima in the area.
When questioned, the driver of the vehicle admitted to stealing the bait package from a porch. He disclosed that he delivers for Amazon and had stolen the bait package while he was delivering another shipment to the same address.
The 3SI GPS trackers used for the bait program were purchased with funds provided by the Sheriff's Office Foundation.
Full media release can be found here.
Deputy Micah Akin and his dynamic K-9 partner “Stark” reached their 100th capture.
On November 13, 2015, deputies responded to a disturbance with a gun call in an Aloha neighborhood. It was reported shots were fired following a verbal altercation and the three suspects fled on foot. After deputies cleared the exterior of the property, Deputy Akin and his K-9 partner Stark began to track the suspects. Stark tracked one suspect through a greenspace, an apartment complex and ultimately located the suspect in a field where he was attempting to hide. Stark barked and alerted his partner, Deputy Akin to the location of the suspect. This capture marked Stark’s 100th capture during his first three years on the job. The other two suspects were also caught and all three were charged with disorderly conduct, and one was charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon.
Deputy Akin and Stark are dually certified to support regular patrol operations through the Oregon Police Canine Association, and the Pacific Northwest Police Detection Dog Association.
See the full press release here.
Washington County Sheriff’s Office employees donate proceeds of October fundraiser to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Foundation and CASA Helps Kids. The Foundation is a volunteer non-profit organization that supports various Sheriff’s Office programs through donations.
On March 10th, 2015, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Foundation presented CASA Helps Kids with a check in the amount of $4,271.09 during the Sheriff’s Office Swearing In and Employee Recognition Ceremony.
Annually, The Washington County Sheriff’s Office participates in a county-wide Employee Giving Campaign. In October 2014, Sheriff’s Office employees, in coordination with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Foundation, hosted a chili luncheon sponsored by Hillsboro-based biotechnology company Genentech. In addition to the chili luncheon, the event, which raised a total of $4,271.09, included a silent auction and raffle.
Employees selected a local not-for-profit program, Casa Helps Kids, as the recipient of the fundraising proceeds. Casa Helps Kids is called upon when a child who has been abused or neglected is experiencing the trauma of having to navigate the court system. CASA volunteers advocate for children in the foster care system and work tirelessly to guide them, and get them into a permanent home safely, quickly and efficiently. The role of local programs such as the CASA for Children of Multnomah and Washington Counties is to recruit, train and support the volunteers who work with the children in their community. Since 1985, CASA volunteers have helped 16,000 children find a safe and permanent home.
See the full press release here.