Beaverton Police Log: Reckless drivers try to flee crash scenes
Editor's note: Police logs are a partial accounting of law enforcement calls, based on activity reports and descriptions generated by participating police departments. All persons accused of a crime are legally considered to be innocent until proven guilty.
Wednesday, April 20
A boyfriend pushed his girlfriend to the ground on Southwest Beard Road in front of children and was arrested for felony assault and felony strangulation.
Officers responded to a DUII call near Southwest Walker Road and 158th Avenue and arrested a man for DUII (alcohol), identity theft and fraudulent use of a credit card.
A man crashed his car near Northwest Barnes Road and 118th Avenue and fled on foot. After his capture, he was charged with reckless driving, recklessly endangering another person, and hit-and-run.
Thursday, April 21
A man crashed into a fence and air conditioning unit of a house near Southwest Main Avenue and Allen Boulevard and fled. His vehicle was later called as a suspicious vehicle by an apartment manager on Southwest Franklin Avenue. Two men were swapping vehicles when officers arrived. One of them jumped into a second car and began ramming his way out, nearly hitting officers on foot. A third officer stopped the car by boxing it in. The man then ran and was tackled. Both vehicles were stolen, and the man was arrested for hit-and-run, theft of vehicle and multiple warrants.
Officers arrested a man for hit-and-run, reckless driving and DUII (alcohol) after he swiped a pole at the intersection of Southwest Murray Boulevard and Farmington Road.
Friday, April 22
Officers arrested a man for disorderly conduct after he threw traffic cones onto Highway 217 near Southwest Hall Boulevard, causing heavy traffic to stop.
A husband and wife on Southwest Center Street had an argument about the husband leaving. He started to go, she blocked him and he pushed her aside to leave. She fell and broke her big toe.
A man was arrested near Southwest Hall Boulevard and Allen Boulevard after he threatened a delivery driver with a buck knife. He was arrested for aggravated menacing and a warrant.
Saturday, April 23
Officers arrested a woman near Southwest Hall Boulevard and Cascade Avenue for DUII (alcohol) and reckless driving after she drove onto train tracks and was struck by a train.
A slumped woman in a car was reported near Northwest Cornell Road and Bethany Boulevard. Upon officer arrival, she awoke and drove away. She drove over a curb, onto a sidewalk and into oncoming traffic. She merged back into the correct lane and struck a median. After a short pursuit, officers pinned her car to the curb. She was arrested for DUII (alcohol), reckless driving, attempt to elude criminal mischief, and hit-and-run.
A man was found with a can of spray paint and matching paint on his hands near freshly painted graffiti in the 3800 block of Southwest 117th Avenue. He had an open beer and had shared with two pedestrians, one of whom was under 21. Two drinking in public citations were issued, and the painter was lodged for furnishing alcohol to a minor and criminal mischief.
Sunday, April 24
Officers arrested a man on Southwest Electric Street for assault, harassment and menacing after he slapped, pulled her hair and threw things at his pregnant girlfriend.
Officers stopped a man and a woman near Southwest Canyon Road and Highway 217. Both lied about their names, had warrants and were arrested.
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