Three Arrested After Driver Attempts to Flee Deputies in Vehicle and on Foot

Washington Co. Sheriff's Office - 01/16/19 

On Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at 7:43 a.m., a Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputy attempted to stop a black 2000 Honda Accord for numerous traffic violations in the 5000 block of Southwest Hillsboro Highway in unincorporated Washington County.

The vehicle did not stop and turned eastbound on Southwest Burkhalter Road, and then sped up as it ran a stop sign and turned northbound onto Southwest Minter Bridge Road.

The chase ended when the deputy successfully performed a pursuit intervention technique (“PIT maneuver”) in the 7400 block of Southwest Minter Bridge Road. The female driver fled on foot.

Two male passengers were detained at the scene.

Deputies, with the assistance of Beaverton Police K-9s Rizzo and Toa, searched the area extensively but were unable to locate the woman. Nearby Farmington View Elementary School was placed on lockout as a precaution.

Inside the Honda deputies found property that had been stolen overnight from a vehicle in Hillsboro. Deputies returned the recovered property to its owner. The suspect’s vehicle was impounded.

At 12:49 p.m., the driver was located walking on a property near where she had originally fled. She was taken to a local hospital for treatment from exposure to the elements before being transported to the Washington County Jail.

Estella Caballero, 22, of Forest Grove, was charged with felony eluding in a vehicle, misdemeanor eluding on foot, second-degree theft, driving while criminally revoked, and a felony probation violation.

Her boyfriend, 19-year-old Jorge Gandarilla of Aloha, was charged with possession of methamphetamine and a felony probation violation. The other passenger, 24-year-old Dalton Tate of Aloha, was also arrested on a felony probation violation.