Tigard Police Log: July 27-Aug. 2, 2020
Monday, July 27
• Police received an anonymous report that a male in a green Honda Accord tried to sell him drugs in the 11200 block of Southwest 72nd Avenue. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle.
• Officers arrested a 48-year-old Tigard man for harassment after he allegedly slapped, choked and pulled his girlfriend's hair.
• A white 1996 Jeep Cherokee with green rims and fender flares parked at a hotel was reported stolen on the 13000 block of Southwest 68th Parkway between 2:30 and 5:45 a.m.
• A garage door opener and registration were stolen out of a Mercedes overnight on the 10600 block of Southwest Kable Street. The car may have been left unlocked.
• A locked Trek mountain bike was reported stolen from a storage area of an apartment complex within the last two weeks on the 13200 block of Southwest Hawks Beard Street.
Tuesday, July 28
• Officers arrested a 60-year-old man for disorderly conduct after he allegedly started a verbal altercation with a neighbor, calling him the n-word in an apartment complex parking lot on the 10400 block of Southwest McDonald Street. The subject had previously been arrested for being the main aggressor in a physical fight against the neighbor a few days prior. The district attorney is reviewing if the incidents meet the criteria for a bias crime.
• A resident reported being scammed out of $7,100 yesterday over the phone after she tried to set up a Roku channel, received a pop-up error message and was instructed to call a tech support phone number. The call center representative convinced her that her bank accounts had been compromised and a second person called her asking for bank info, which she provided. The scammers threatened to transfer $25,000 from her bank account to China and would only stop the transaction it if she would pay them off with various gift cards. The victim was on the phone with the scammer for six hours.
• Officers arrested a 55-year-old man for DUII after responding to a report of a male in a white Honda who struck another customer's car in the drive-thru line and proceeded to yell at the victim. The man's BAC was nearly two times the legal limit.
Wednesday, July 29
• Officers cited and trespassed a 19-year-old woman for theft III after she allegedly stole alcohol from two gas stations in the 15600 and 15900 blocks of Southwest Upper Boones Ferry Road.
• Officers responded to a report of a physical altercation on the 11400 block of Southwest 135th Avenue. The alleged victim stated that an acquaintance punched him on the lower lip, resulting in a minor injury. They didn't want to press charges but asked police to make sure the acquaintance did not come back.
• A backpack was stolen from a 2001 BMW that was parked in an apartment complex parking lot on the 14900 block of Southwest Royalty Parkway. The thief likely accessed the bag through an open sunroof.
• Police received a report that a man claiming to be a law enforcement officer named Mark Benson called a resident and threatened to arrest him if he didn't confirm his Social Security number. The caller also claimed that the resident's information was associated with money laundering, a stolen vehicle and other criminal activity.
Thursday, July 30
• Employees at The Home Depot, 14800 S.W. Sequoia Parkway, reported a customer stealing $1,000 in tools. When confronted, the customer left the tools and took off in a car. Officers stopped the car and arrested the driver, who had several warrants out for his arrest and was in possession of cocaine. The passenger was cited for first-degree theft.
• An officer responded to a domestic disturbance where two people were involved in an altercation. A woman was arrested for harassment and was taken to jail.
Friday, July 31
• A man was cited for criminal trespass II after an officer on routine patrol saw him behind the fence of a construction site in the 11400 block of Southwest 68th Parkway. The entire site is fenced off and labeled with "no trespassing" and "video surveillance" signs. The man set off the alarm on the site and reported he was there because he needed to use the bathroom. The property owner wanted to press charges.
• An officer responded to Taco Bell for a reported DUII driver. The driver, a 29-year-old man, was pulled over after leaving the drive-thru. He had a blood alcohol content nearly three times the legal limit. He was cited and released to the custody of his roommate.
• Officers responded to the report of possible child neglect where two children, ages 9 and 3, were left in the car while their mother went grocery shopping at Costco. Responding officers found the children were safe and spoke with the mother, who reported being too concerned about COVID-19 to bring her kids inside the store and said she had no one else to watch them. She was educated about the laws regarding leaving young children alone and agreed that grocery delivery would be a better option in the future.
• Officers responded to The Home Depot, 14800 S.W. Sequoia Parkway, where employees reported a customer trying to pass fake $100 bills. The suspect left the store, ran from police, ran through a neighboring store and was arrested by a fellow officer. Investigators learned a second accomplice at The Home Depot was also allegedly passing fake $100 bills. He was contacted and arrested as well.
Saturday, Aug. 1
• An officer responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 12800 block of Southwest Knoll Drive. The caller reported a man was on a private lot, breaking into cars stored at that location. No arrests were made and the investigation is ongoing.
• An officer made a DUII arrest on Southwest Greenburg Road near 92nd Avenue after observing an erratic driver. The investigating officer smelled alcoholic drinks and marijuana coming from the car. The driver, a 26-year-old woman, had a blood alcohol content twice the legal limit. She was cited and released to the custody of a family member.
• A man was cited on charges of harassment and assault IV after a report of a fight at the Washington Square Mall. Officers spoke with witnesses and reviewed video surveillance, which showed the man pushing a mall customer and instigating the fight.
Sunday, Aug. 2
• Officers responded to three separate overdose calls within a few hours of each other. In each case, officers determined the person in question was a danger to themselves or others. They were all taken to a hospital for treatment on a police officer's hold.
• Throughout the day, officers responded to several calls of dogs left in hot cars, including at Fred Meyer, WinCo Foods and Walmart. In each case, the dogs were checked on and were OK.
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