Washington County Sheriff's Office
Hillsboro, OR
Forced Release Report

1. What is a forced release?
2. What is the risk assessment used and how does it work?
3. What release options are available for inmates and jail staff?
4. Why is failure to appear in court significant?

For the week,
09/21/14 to 09/27/14
  Forced Releases
each year through
September 27
  Total forced releases
for the year
Total Bookings:   327 2014 235 2014 (to date) 235
Total Releases:   328 2013 437 2013 670
Total Forced Releases:   7 2012 0 2012 1
    2011 2 2011 2


Forced Releases Last Week

Risk1 Name Release Date City Detail
1 REED,BRANDI FAYE 09/22/2014 PORTLAND
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1 REED,BRANDI FAYE 09/22/2014 PORTLAND
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Washington County Arrest History:
Abbreviated Terms
Booking 1413031
    2 - 162.205 FTAI-FELONY
        (FAIL TO APPEAR 1ST DEG - 1)

Booking 1112740
    1 - 164.055 FEL
        (THEFT 1ST DEG - 1)
    3 - 165.055 MISD
        (FRAUDULENT USE OF CREDIT CARD - 1)

Booking 0212269
    1 - 000.002
        (HOLD)
    1 - 137.545 THEFT I
        (PROBATION VIOLATION)

Booking 0204243
    1 - 137.545 THEFT I
        (PROBATION VIOLATION)

1413031
2 BROWN,MICKIE JEAN 09/21/2014 PORTLAND
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2 BROWN,MICKIE JEAN 09/21/2014 PORTLAND
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Washington County Arrest History:
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Booking 1413233
    1 - 162.205 FTAI-FELONY
        (FAIL TO APPEAR 1ST DEG - 1)

Booking 1405871
    1 - 162.205 FTAI-FELONY
        (FAIL TO APPEAR 1ST DEG - 1)

Booking 0913973
    1 - 161.450 THEFT I
        (CONSPIRE THEFT I)
    1 - 164.055 FEL
        (THEFT 1ST DEG - 1)
    1 - 164.255
        (CRIMINAL TRESPASS 1S)

1413233
3 THORNTON,CHRISTINE DEANNE 09/21/2014 CORNELIUS
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3 THORNTON,CHRISTINE DEANNE 09/21/2014 CORNELIUS
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Washington County Arrest History:
Abbreviated Terms
Booking 1413212
    1 - 137.545 ROBBERY III
        (PROBATION VIOLATION)

1413212
4 BIRKHEAD,KURIE 09/22/2014 BEAVERTON
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4 BIRKHEAD,KURIE 09/22/2014 BEAVERTON
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Washington County Arrest History:
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Booking 1413081
    1 - 137.545 BURGLARY II
        (PROBATION VIOLATION)
    1 - 137.545 THEFT I
        (PROBATION VIOLATION)

Booking 1410243
    1 - 137.545 BURGLARY II
        (PROBATION VIOLATION)
    1 - 137.545 THEFT I
        (PROBATION VIOLATION)

Booking 1316406
    4 - 135.290 VIO REL AGREE
        (VIOLATION OF RELEASE AGREEMENT)

Booking 1314556
    1 - 164.045 MISD
        (THEFT 2ND DEG - 1)
    1 - 164.055 FEL
        (THEFT 1ST DEG - 1)
    1 - 164.215
        (BURGLARY 2ND DEG)
    1 - 164.225
        (BURGLARY 1ST DEG)

1413081
5 HANCOCK-AQUINO,TIFFANY JOY 09/21/2014 LOGANSPORT
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5 HANCOCK-AQUINO,TIFFANY JOY 09/21/2014 LOGANSPORT
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Washington County Arrest History:
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Booking 1413069
    4 - 137.545 VIO REST ORDER
        (PROBATION VIOLATION)

Booking 0915964
    7 - 133.310 VIO REST ORDER
        (VIOLATION OF RESTRAI)

1413069
6 BATISTA-FERNANDEZ,VIRGEN 09/21/2014 PORTLAND
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6 BATISTA-FERNANDEZ,VIRGEN 09/21/2014 PORTLAND
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Washington County Arrest History:
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Booking 1412571
    1 - 000.002
        (HOLD:FTA DUII)
    1 - 162.185
        (SUPPLYING CONTRABAND)
    2 - 162.385
        (FALSE INFO-POLICE OFC-CRIM OFF)
    2 - 164.045 MISD-LOST/MISLAID
        (THEFT 2ND DEG - 4)
    1 - 164.162
        (MAIL THEFT)
    1 - 165.800
        (IDENTITY THEFT)
    1 - 475.894 PCS METH
        (UNL POSSESS METHAMPHETAMINE - 1)

Booking 1302686
    1 - 000.002
        (HOLD)

1412571
7 KNAUB,PAMELA LYNN 09/21/2014 GALES CREEK
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7 KNAUB,PAMELA LYNN 09/21/2014 GALES CREEK
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Washington County Arrest History:
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Booking 1413524
    3 - 135.290 VIO REL AGREE
        (VIOLATION OF RELEASE AGREEMENT)
    1 - 137.545 MENACING
        (PROBATION VIOLATION)
    1 - 137.545 PCS METH
        (PROBATION VIOLATION)
    1 - 475.752 PCS SCHD IV MISD
        (CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE OFFENSE - 5)
    1 - 475.834 PCS OXYCODONE
        (UNLAWFUL POSSESS OXYCODONE)

Booking 1413263
    1 - 137.545 MENACING
        (PROBATION VIOLATION)
    1 - 137.545 PCS METH
        (PROBATION VIOLATION)
    1 - 475.854 PCS HEROIN
        (UNLAWFUL POSSESS HEROIN)
    1 - 807.580
        (USE INVALID OPERATORS LICENSE)

Booking 1408507
    2 - 135.290 VIO REL AGREE
        (VIOLATION OF RELEASE AGREEMENT)

Booking 1408148
    1 - 163.190 MISD-DOMESTIC
        (MENACING - 2)
    1 - 166.220 UNLAW USE WEAPON
        (UNLAWFUL USE OF WEAPON)

Booking 1408105
    1 - 475.894 PCS METH
        (UNL POSSESS METHAMPHETAMINE - 1)

Booking 0307036
    1 - 166.065 UNASSIGNED
        (HARASSMENT - 1)

1413263



What is a forced release?

The Washington County Jail has the capacity to house 572 inmates. Typically, about 48 offenders are booked into the jail each day (17,611 in 2012). Occasionally, there are not enough beds to hold all the inmates who require lodging. When jail beds are full and no other release options are available, the jail is forced to release inmates. Jail staff strive to release inmates who have the strongest ties to the community and who pose the lowest risk to public safety compared to the other inmates being held. Jail staff members perform a risk assessment to determine which inmates should be released.


What is the risk assessment used and how does it work?

The risk assessment is an objective scoring system that is used to evaluate an inmate's prior criminal history and to measure their ties to the community (such as employment, family, and place of residence). The risk assessment gives higher scores to inmates with prior criminal convictions for violent or drug-related crimes and to those who are repeat offenders.


What release options are available for inmates and jail staff?

  1. Recognizance Release: First time offenders often qualify for release on their own recognizance. This means they are released based on a legal promise to appear in court, but they are not required to post security.
  2. Posting Security: Some inmates can post security (bail). The court sets the amount of security to be paid for release. The security is only returned to the person if they appear in court.
  3. Forced Releases: as described above.


Why is failure to appear in court significant?

The Washington County Jail attempts to hold all inmates charged with Failure to Appear until the first court appearance. However, due to overcrowding, sometimes they must be released. If the inmates who are released fail to appear in court again, a warrant is issued by the court, and law enforcement must locate, re-arrest, and bring them to jail again. The cycle of arrest, release, and failure to appear, is repeated in many cases and is very costly.

When defendants fail to appear in court as scheduled, they waste not only their time, but the time and resources of the court, district attorney and defense attorneys and that translates to taxpayer expense and a further burden to an already limited law enforcement system.


Note:
The charges that appear on this site are only Washington County arrests. Most of these offenders have numerous arrests in other counties and states. The law prohibits the Sheriff's Office from publishing those arrests.