Hillsboro Police Log: Cigarettes 'change price' to $0 in scam
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.
Monday, Sept. 5
A woman in the 1700 block of East Main Street was called in as an unwanted camper on private property. Upon contact by officers, she was found to have outstanding warrants and taken to jail.
A man was arrested for criminal mischief after he damaged crosswalk buttons with a metal pipe and the mailbox of a business near South First Avenue and Southeast Oak Street.
Tuesday, Sept. 6
A woman was contacted by officers in an illegal campsite near Northeast Ilhy Way and Brookwood Parkway. She was found to have numerous warrants from multiple Oregon counties. The woman was taken to jail.
An unknown male suspect entered a business in the 7600 block of Northeast Shaleen Street pretending to be a cigarette vendor. The suspect stated he was there to change prices on cigarettes. He loaded up about $4,000 worth of cigarettes into a large box and exited the store. The suspect completed the theft while a concerned employee contacted the manager, who advised he was not a vendor. The investigation continues.
Wednesday, Sept. 7
A man hit another vehicle with his truck in the 1200 block of East Main Street. He left the scene on foot and was picked up by a second male in a different truck. The suspect then dropped off his "friend," who returned to the crash scene and attempted to report he was the driver. Officers located the getaway truck, stopped it and verified the driver of the truck was the actual suspect. The suspect went to jail. K-9 officers were able to piece together the story from witnesses they encountered while conducting a track.
A woman was arrested for a theft from a local diner in the 300 block of Southwest Adams Avenue and had some additional warrants for her arrest. However, when taken to the jail, she was denied for medical issues with her feet. She was issued citations for warrants and the theft and released to the hospital.
Thursday, Sept. 8
A man was arrested for multiple counts of unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle (UEMV) after he was seen entering cars at an auto shop in the 7300 block of Tualatin Valley Highway. He was found with a large amount of evidence from several other UEMVs and mail theft in the area. The investigation is ongoing.
A man in the 2300 block of Northeast Town Center Drive was arrested and taken to jail on assault II charges after he hit a male victim multiple times on the head with a stick, causing lacerations to his face and head.
Friday, Sept. 9
A business in the 7500 block of Southeast Tualatin Valley Highway was burglarized, and an unidentified male suspect got away with over $6,000 in cash when he took a small ATM from inside the business. Onsite video showed the unidentified male suspect punch out the main entry lock on the door to gain access. The investigation is ongoing.
A man intentionally ran into traffic and hit a vehicle in the 800 block of Northeast 25th Avenue. He continued to disrupt the flow of traffic and, when contacted by officers, resisted being taken into custody. The man was taken to jail for disorderly conduct.
Saturday, Sept. 10
A man was attempting to get into people's vehicles near Southeast 11th Avenue and Tualatin Valley Highway. He ran from officers when they attempted to contact him. He then attempted to enter homes in the vicinity of the call. The man was caught by officers and taken to jail for disorderly conduct and violation of his parole.
Officers arrived on scene on a non-injury crash near Southeast Walnut Street and Fifth Avenue. One of the drivers walked off as officers were arriving. Officers developed probable cause to believe the driver was intoxicated. A K-9 track was conducted, and the driver was located and arrested.
Sunday, Sept. 11
A white Hummer was stolen from the 3400 block of Southeast Salmon Fly Lane and was actively being tracked by the victim via GPS. The vehicle was recovered nearby and a Washington County sheriff's deputy spotted a possible suspect running. A containment was set, a drone was deployed, and the suspect and victim's phone were tracked to a nearby residence. The suspect was apprehended in a crawlspace after being tracked to the location by a K-9. The man went to jail.
A man was arrested on outstanding felony warrants, hit-and-run, and reckless driving near Northeast Amberglen Parkway and Von Neumann Drive. The man struck a victim's vehicle in a parking lot on Southeast Tualatin Valley Highway. The victim followed him to a second location, where he struck her vehicle again and fled on foot. The man ran from the second crash location and was spotted nearby by an officer on containment. The man went to jail.
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