HILLSBORO, Ore.- On January 3, 2020, Paul Douglas Burdick pleaded guilty to six misdemeanor counts of third-degree sex abuse. On February 20, 2020, Judge Andrew Erwin sentenced the defendant to six months in the Washington County Jail along with five years of formal probation with sex offender treatment. Senior Deputy District Attorney Andy Pulver prosecuted the case against Mr. Burdick.

The defendant was employed as a driving instructor through Portland Community College. In 2016, two teenage girls reported to their parents that the defendant touched them inappropriately during driver’s education classes. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office investigated the allegations but the evidence available in 2016 was not sufficient to proceed with criminal charges at that time.

In September of 2019, another driving student came forward with similar allegations of misconduct committed by the defendant during driving lessons. Detectives with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office began investigating once again and obtained a warrant giving them access to a list of the defendant’s prior students. Investigators then contacted the students to inquire if they had anything concerning to report. More than a dozen students responded, all with similar allegations of inappropriate contact.

These new allegations allowed this office to move forward with formal charges against the defendant, ultimately leading to his conviction on the above charges.

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office would like to acknowledge the victims for coming forward. This office also commends the Washington County Sheriff’s Office for its work on this case.

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HILLSBORO, Ore.- On February 13, 2020, a Washington County jury convicted Joel Beltran-Casillas of first-degree rape, second-degree sexual abuse and third-degree sexual abuse. Senior Deputy District Attorney Allison Brown prosecuted the defendant in Judge Janelle Wipper’s courtroom.

In September of 2018, the victim sent a text message to 911 operators to report a sexual assault perpetrated by the defendant. Forest Grove Police officers responded to the scene. The victim was taken to Randall Children’s Hospital for medical treatment. Detectives began investigating and the child was seen at CARES NW for a forensic interview. Evidence was also submitted to the Oregon State Police Forensic Lab, which ultimately corroborated the child’s disclosure with the aid of DNA evidence.

The Washington County District Attorney’s Office would like to acknowledge the work of the Forest Grove Police Department, Randall Children’s Hospital, CARES Northwest and the Oregon State Police Forensic Lab. This office also commends the victim for reporting the abuse.

A sentencing hearing for Mr. Beltran-Casillas is set for March 31, 2020 in Judge Wipper’s courtroom.

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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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