HILLSBORO, Ore.- On February 13, 2020, Judge Beth Roberts sentenced Enrique Zacarias Diaz to 90 months in prison. On February 10, 2020, Mr. Diaz pleaded guilty to attempted murder. Chief Deputy District Attorney Jeff Lesowski prosecuted the case against the defendant.

On June 16, 2019, the victim was walking in downtown Hillsboro, Oregon when he noticed the defendant staring at him. He kept walking but was then attacked from behind by the defendant. The defendant used a box cutter knife to slash his neck and cut his face.  

The victim was able to get away from the defendant, thanks in part to bystanders who intervened on his behalf. He then walked to a nearby hospital where he was treated for significant injuries as a result of the attack.

Hillsboro Police, with the help of TriMet Transit Police, responded to the area and began a search for the defendant. Officers spotted a man matching the suspect’s description and took him into custody after a short foot pursuit. Officers then located the box cutter in the defendant’s pocket.

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office would like to acknowledge the work of Hillsboro Police and Transit Police for apprehending the suspect so quickly. This office is also grateful to the citizens who intervened to aid the victim.

In addition to his prison sentence, Judge Roberts ordered Mr. Diaz to undergo five years of post-prison supervision upon his release. The defendant will be transferred to the Oregon Department of Corrections to begin serving his sentence.

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HILLSBORO, Ore.- On February 7, 2020, a Washington County jury convicted Elliot Satoru Carr of two counts of unlawful use of a weapon, felon in possession of a firearm, two counts of menacing, first-degree aggravated theft, five counts of aggravated identity theft, three counts of identity theft, two counts of unauthorized use of a vehicle, two counts of possession of a stolen vehicle, unlawful delivery and possession of methamphetamine, and unlawful delivery and possession of heroin. Senior Deputy District Attorney John Gerhard prosecuted Mr. Carr in Judge Andrew Erwin’s courtroom.

On September 14, 2019, the defendant and a woman, later identified as Nicola Kostov, checked into a hotel in Hillsboro, Oregon. The front desk clerk immediately noticed that the pair provided driver’s licenses which did not belong to them. The clerk observed the pair unloading what appeared to be stolen property from a vehicle. The clerk then contacted Hillsboro Police to alert them to the suspicious behavior.

Officers responded and confirmed the license plate on the vehicle associated with Mr. Carr did not match the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) for the car. Officers were able to confirm that it was reported stolen out of Bend, Oregon.

Officers worked with hotel staff to draw the defendant out of his room in an effort to detain him for investigation in a more controlled setting. However, Mr. Carr spotted the officers when he exited his room. They attempted to apprehend him, but he struggled away and began to flee down a hotel hallway. As this was happening, two more officers entered the hallway and saw the defendant running towards them. They observed him draw a handgun from his waistband. He then pointed the handgun at officers. One officer fired one round from his service weapon but did not strike the defendant. Mr. Carr was then taken to the ground where he refused to drop his weapon and kept his finger on the trigger. Fortunately, the officers were able to gain control of the weapon and arrested the defendant.

A later search of the handgun revealed that it was fully loaded. At the time, the defendant was a convicted felon and was therefore possessing the firearm illegally.

Members of the Washington County Major Crimes Team responded and obtained a search warrant for the defendant’s hotel room. Working in conjunction with Hillsboro Police detectives, they discovered an additional set of car keys to a separate vehicle which was stolen out of Sherwood, Oregon. Investigators also found multiple storage bins and file folders containing stolen personal information belonging to more than 150 victims. Additionally, officers found drugs, packaging materials, journals discussing drug sales and additional stolen property during the search.

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office would like to acknowledge the Hillsboro Police Department and the Washington County Major Crimes Team for their work on this case.

A sentencing hearing for Mr. Carr is set for February 24, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. Ms. Kostov cooperated with the investigation and testified against Mr. Carr in court. Charges against Ms. Kostov for her role in these crimes are pending.

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HILLSBORO, Ore.- On January 31, 2020, a Washington County jury convicted Mauricio Ambriz-Arguello of three counts of first-degree rape, second-degree sodomy and four counts of first-degree sex abuse. Deputy District Attorney Chris Lewman prosecuted the case against the defendant in Judge Charles Bailey’s courtroom.

The abuse began when the victim was approximately six-years-old and continued into her teenage years. The victim reported the abuse to a close family member at least once throughout this time but was pressured to recant her allegations. The abuse continued for several more years after that initial disclosure.

During this time, the victim became suicidal and attempted to take her own life. When a separate family member learned of this, she became concerned for the victim’s safety. The victim then disclosed the abuse she suffered, and the family member encouraged her to speak to a school counselor.

The victim disclosed details of the abuse to a school counselor. That counselor immediately notified police and officials launched an investigation. The victim was interviewed by experts at CARES Northwest where she gave additional details of what she endured. Mr. Ambriz-Arguello was also interviewed by Beaverton Police with the assistance of an interpreter. He admitted to inappropriate touching but denied the bulk of the allegations against him.

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office would like to acknowledge the work of Beaverton Police, Officer Mark Kirlin and CARES Northwest for their work on this case. This office also commends the victim for showing the courage to report the abuse she suffered.

A sentencing hearing is set for February 12, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. The defendant will remain in custody until that time.

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HILLSBORO, Ore.- On January 29th, 2020, Anna Louise Foster-Wylie pleaded guilty to felony driving under the influence of intoxicants and was sentenced to 30 months in prison by Judge Eric Butterfield. Deputy District Attorney Bryce Bissinger prosecuted the case against Ms. Foster-Wylie. This is the defendant’s ninth conviction for driving under the influence.

On September 19, 2019, the defendant was spotted by a concerned citizen along East Main Street near Southeast 3rd Avenue in Hillsboro, Oregon. The citizen called police to report the defendant was sitting in her car as it idled. The caller told police the defendant was yelling and slurring her words.

Officer Marco Ramirez of the Hillsboro Police Department responded to the scene. Officer Ramirez found the defendant in her car with the engine running. The officer noted the defendant presented multiple signs of intoxication including slurred speech, a lack of focus, incoherent statements and a strong odor of alcohol on her breath. She refused field sobriety tests and was taken to an area hospital when she became combative.

Officer Ramirez obtained a warrant to test the defendant’s blood. Those results later showed a blood alcohol content of 0.217 in blood samples taken three hours after she was first arrested.

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office would like to acknowledge the work of Officer Ramirez and Hillsboro Police in protecting public safety by responding to the scene quickly before the defendant could endanger others. This office also salutes the concerned citizen for calling police to make the initial report.

Judge Butterfield also ordered Ms. Foster-Wylie to undergo three years of post-prison supervision upon her release. She will be transferred to the Oregon Department of Corrections to begin serving her sentence.

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HILLSBORO, Ore.- On January 17, 2020, a jury found Cupertino Juarez-Hernandez guilty of 25 counts in relation to child sex abuse. Those convictions include multiple counts of first-degree sodomy, first-degree rape and using a child in display of sexually explicit conduct. On January 23, 2020, Mr. Juarez-Hernandez was sentenced to 55 years in prison by Judge Charles Bailey. Deputy District Attorney Chris Lewman prosecuted the case against the defendant.

Deputy District Attorney Lewman proved in court that the defendant sexually abused four children for many years. The abuse began when the victims were young children and continued into their teenage years.

The abuse came to light when one of the victims called police in May of 2019. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office immediately began investigating and arrested the defendant. The victims were interviewed by experts at CARES Northwest where they gave additional information on the abuse they endured.

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office would like to acknowledge the investigative work of Detective Mark Povolny of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. This office also commends the work of CARES Northwest and the Oregon Department of Human Services. Finally, this prosecution would not have been possible without the bravery shown by the victim in reporting the abuse to law enforcement.

The investigation revealed that two other adults known to the children also sexually abused them during the same time frame. The two other defendants in this case are set for trial in April and June.

Mr. Juarez-Hernandez will be transferred to the Oregon Department of Corrections to begin serving his sentence.

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HILLSBORO, Ore.- On January 15, 2020, Judge Eric Butterfield found Aronson Bellegarde guilty of two counts of third-degree assault, two counts of failure to perform the duties of a driver to injured persons, driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving, two counts of recklessly endangering another person, second-degree criminal mischief and second-degree disorderly conduct in a bench trial. Deputy District Attorney Matt Wise prosecuted the case against Mr. Bellegarde.

On March 16, 2019, Mr. Bellegarde smoked a large amount of highly concentrated marijuana oil and got behind the wheel of his vehicle. He drove to the intersection of SW Hall Boulevard and SW Scholls Ferry Road in Beaverton, Oregon. He then abandoned his car in the middle of the street, jumped onto the hood of another vehicle and ran into a nearby grocery store.

The defendant then walked out of the grocery store, got back into his vehicle and started driving again. He nearly caused two head-on collisions as he drove through the Washington Square Mall area before he careened down a grass embankment leading to Highway 217. He then crashed into two vehicles driving northbound on the highway. An infant and young child were passengers in one of those vehicles. Fortunately, they were not hurt.

Following those collisions, the defendant stripped naked, rolled under various vehicles on Highway 217, jumped over the center median and took off running through the southbound lanes. Beaverton Police arrived and attempted to arrest Mr. Bellegarde. He again took off running but was arrested a short time later.

The defendant admitted to smoking a marijuana vape pen prior to the ordeal. A warrant was executed for his blood and urine. Those results showed high concentrations of THC in his system.

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office would like to acknowledge the work of Beaverton and Tigard police officers in apprehending the suspect quickly so that no other drivers would be put at risk.

A sentencing hearing will be held on January 28, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

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