Washington Co. Sheriff's Office

On Friday, July 30, 2021, at 1:47 p.m., Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a disturbance with a weapon in the 4500 block of Mueller Drive in the community of Aloha, which is part of the Enhanced Sheriff’s Patrol District (ESPD). 

70-year-old, David Croft, called to report that he had just stabbed his female roommate. Croft was arrested without incident. The victim was located outside of the residence and was provided life-saving efforts by deputies until she was transported to a hospital. The victim is expected to survive her injuries. 

The initial investigation by deputies on the scene determined that the victim was struck with a hammer on the head several times prior to being stabbed. The investigation was turned over to detectives from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Unit

Croft was charged with two counts of assault in the first degree and lodged at the Washington County Jail, where his bail is set at $250,000. Additional charges are possible as the investigation continues. 

Members of the Violent Crimes Unit are called upon to investigate serious violent crimes such as homicides, suspicious deaths, adult sexual assaults, kidnappings, robberies, extortion, serious assaults, elder abuse, and missing persons.

The Enhanced Sheriff's Patrol District (ESPD) provides law enforcement services for more than 215,000 residents in the urban areas outside of cities in Washington County, including Bethany, Cedar Mill, Cedar Hills, Aloha, Reedville, Garden Home, Metzger, Rock Creek, Raleigh Hills, Bull Mountain, Bonny Slope, West Slope, Oak Hills, and more. Voters first approved the ESPD in 1987 and all local option levies since then.