*** PRESS RELEASE***
On March 4th, 2018, Forest Grove Police Officers executed a Search Warrant at the McMenamins Grand Lodge, located at 3505 Pacific Avenue. At the same time, additional Forest Grove Officers executed an additional Search Warrant on an abandoned U-Haul van on Porter Road, near Highway 47.
The Search Warrants were the result of an investigation that began on March 4th, 2018 at 4:20 AM when a Forest Grove Police Officer received information that a suspicious U-Haul van was associated with Garrett Pruitt-Rexroad, 27, who was a guest at the Grand Lodge. A Forest Grove Officer attempted to stop the van, in the 2000 Block of Main Street, and the U-Haul van fled the area at a high rate of speed. Officers conducted surveillance at the Grand Lodge, and apprehended Pruitt-Rexroad about an hour later. Pruitt-Rexroad was subsequently lodged at the Washington County Jail for Attempt to Elude a Police Officer, Driving While Suspended Misdemeanor, and Reckless Driving.
During the ensuing investigation, Officers learned that evidence related to an Aggravated Identity Theft operation existed in Pruitt-Rexroad's hotel room.
Officers ultimately recovered multiple items related to manufacturing credit cards and extensive evidence of Identity Theft.
Anyone with information related to this investigation, or has information or recent contact with Pruitt-Rexroad, is encouraged to contact the Forest Grove Police Department at 503-992-3260.