After a six-month long investigation, Tigard Police executed a search warrant on April 18, 2014 at two mobile home-sites at the Cascade Mobile Villa property located at 8915 SW Commercial St. in Tigard. At approximately 6:00 a.m. officers simultaneously entered both mobile home residences and conducted the searches without incident.
When police entered space #32, two adult females were found inside. Search of the residence yielded a sizeable amount of heroin, drug paraphernalia, a handgun and over $5600 in cash. Both women, 40 year-old Stephanie L. Matsuura and 51 year-old Lisa L. Lewis were indicted by a Washington County grand jury on May 30th and charged with Unlawful Possession and Delivery of Heroin.
When police searched space #30, an adult female along with her 6 year-old daughter were discovered sleeping in a bedroom. In another bedroom, the suspect's 16 year-old son was found along with another male juvenile, who is a friend. During the course of the search inside the residence, police located approximately one pound of methamphetamine along with additional cash totaling nearly $4600. Also discovered were drug paraphernalia along with other small quantities of drugs. In the combined searches conducted, over $10,000 in cash was seized.
The suspect, who is also the mother of the two children, was identified as 44 year-old Leslie Von Wald. A Washington County grand jury indicted Von Wald on charges of Distributing Methamphetamine. Von Wald is presently eluding police; warrants have been issued for her arrest. Von Wald may be driving a white 1998 Volvo S70 displaying an Oregon license plate- WTV025 and a bogus temporary tag.
Anyone with information regarding the suspect's whereabouts is urged to contact the Tigard Police Tip- line at 503-718-COPS (2677). The suspect's children have subsequently been removed from the home by authorities and are in foster care. It was later learned the 6 year-old tested positive for methamphetamine when checked by doctors.