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This week's calls include: out-of-state youths, a cold theft and a self-checkout scheme.

Monday, July 20

• A maintenance employee called the police and reported that he chased off a male juvenile who urinated on his painting equipment on the 10800 block of Southwest Hall Boulevard, but the offender returned to the area with his friends. Officers questioned the youths and determined the vehicle they were driving had been reported stolen out of Tacoma, Washington, during a strong-armed robbery. One of the juveniles, who was apparently a runaway from Tacoma, was taken into custody and charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

• Officers responded to a report of suspicious activity involving four or five juvenile males on the 8800 block of Southwest Bellflower Street. The individuals fled by foot and could not be located. A gray SUV associated with the group and reported stolen out of Washington was found. The same morning, police received a few thefts from vehicle reports from residents living in the vicinity. Thieves stole jewelry, a key and cash from vehicles that were left unlocked or windows rolled down. Video footage of one of the thefts showed as many as 12 juveniles were involved.

Tuesday, July 21

• An officer responded to a shoplifting incident at grocery store on the 11500 block of Southwest Pacific Highway. The loss prevention officer stated that a male subject stole an air conditioner unit and attempted to steal other items. The employee confronted the individual, who allegedly rammed him with a cart and fled with the A/C.

Wednesday, July 22

• Officers arrested a man for harassment and strangulation after he allegedly grabbed his wife and threw her to the floor.

• Officers arrested a man for forgery II after responding to an incident where the subject attempted to purchase merchandise with counterfeit money on the 14800 block of Southwest Sequoia Parkway. The individual had more than $600 in fake bills on him.

• A store manager at the 7800 block of Southwest Dartmouth Street reported that a female was agitated, yelling at customers and employees, swinging a backpack around and walking into traffic. An officer contacted the person whom the manager wanted trespassed.  

Thursday, July 23

• Officers responded to a hit-and-run near Southwest Pacific Highway. The victim followed the suspect's car into an apartment complex in the 10400 block of Southwest McDonald Street. When a responding officer encountered the suspect's car and ordered him to turn off the engine, he put it into reverse, rammed a car, refused to show his hands and took off running. He was arrested by nearby officers. Inside his car, officers found a large machete, a sheathed hunting knife and a half-empty open can of beer. The driver, who was on felony probation out of Multnomah County, was taken to jail on new charges including attempting to elude a police officer, hit-and-run, interfering with a peace officer and driving while suspended.

• An officer was called to an overdose involving a child in the 14200 block of Southwest Walnut Creek Court. A 16-month-old ingested prescription drugs from the mother's purse. Medics on scene administered Narcan, which is used to counter the effects of narcotics. The toddler appeared to be more alert after receiving Narcan and was taken to the hospital by ambulance. The parents were reminded about the dangers of keeping pills where children can access them.

Friday, July 24

• Police took a report of first-degree rape which the victim reported had occurred the previous day in Tigard. The investigation is ongoing.

• An officer contacted a woman who reported being a victim of theft by deception. She reported paying a man $7,700 in Bitcoin. Officers believe this is a scam. The investigation is ongoing.

• Officers responded to a store parking lot at the Washington Square Mall where a 24-year-old man was agitated and appeared to be exhibiting signs of a mental health crisis. The man's father, who was with him, was requesting assistance. Officers spent two hours trying to talk with him and called in a crisis team member to help. Ultimately, officers decided to de-escalate by disengaging. The man's family members were given appropriate resources and no further calls came in.

Saturday, July 25

• An officer pulled over a driver near Fowler Middle School on Southwest Walnut Street. The adult female driver was cited for driving under the influence of intoxicants and reckless driving.

• Officers responded to The Home Depot, 14800 S.W. Sequoia Parkway, and cited two people for first-degree theft. Loss prevention reported a man and woman switched tags on merchandise before going through self-checkout, paying just $2.33 for products worth $1,157.

Sunday, July 26

• Officers were called to the 14600 block of Southwest 76th Avenue after a caller reported seeing a man slashing tires in the area. The caller chased the man off. Responding officers found tires slashed on five cars. The investigation is ongoing.


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