Tigard police: Mother on the run, wanted on drug charges

Tigard police: Mother on the run, wanted on drug charges
Leslie Von Wald

TIGARD, Ore. – Tigard police are asking for the public’s help finding a woman wanted on drug charges.

A Washington County grand jury indicted Leslie Von Wald, 44, on charges of distributing methamphetamine. Von Wald is currently on the run from police. Several warrants have been issued for her arrest, according to Tigard police spokesman Jim Wolf.

Police say Von Wald may be driving a white 1998 Volvo S70 with Oregon license plate “WTV025” and a fake temporary tag.

The search for Von Wald began on April 18, when police raided two mobile homes at the Cascade Mobile Villa property, located at 8915 S.W. Commercial St. in Tigard.

Police found heroin, drug paraphernalia, a handgun and more than $5,600 in cash in one of the mobile homes, Wolf said. Two women inside the mobile home, 40-year-old Stephanie L. Matsuura and 51-year-old Lisa L. Lewis, were indicted by a Washington County grand jury on May 30. They are charged with unlawful possession and delivery of heroin.

Inside the other mobile home, police found about one pound of methamphetamine and nearly $4,600 in cash.

Police identified Von Wald, who is a mother of two children, as a suspect. Her 6-year-old child tested positive for methamphetamine, Wolf said. Von Wald’s children were removed from her home and placed in foster care.

Anyone with information regarding Von Wald’s whereabouts is asked to call Tigard Police at 503-718-COPS (2677).