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This week's calls include: a violent ex-employee, a botched vehicle theft and a foot chase.

Monday, Oct. 5

Officers took a report of a car that was keyed in the 15200 block of Southwest Royalty Parkway.

Officers responded to a report of a man threatening a woman on the trail near 12300 Southwest Grant Avenue. After contacting both individuals, it was determined no crime had been committed.  

Tuesday, Oct. 6

Officers took a report of a vehicle that was keyed during work hours while parked in a garage at 7-Eleven, 10765 S.W. Greenburg Road.

Officers arrested a Portland man for harassment after he allegedly visited his former place of employment and hit a current employee in the face during an argument in the 14100 block of Southwest 72nd Avenue.

Officers took a report of a BMW coupe that was stolen from the 13300 block of Southwest 128th Place over the weekend. 

Officers took a report of catalytic converters that were stolen from two school vans at 9000 S.W. Durham Road over the last few months. In an unrelated incident, another one was stolen overnight from a vehicle in the 14300 block of Southwest 72nd Avenue.

Wednesday, Oct. 7

Officers responded to a report of an attempted theft of a 4-wheeler at Stevens Marine, 9180 S.W. Burnham St. Someone trespassed on the property and tried to ram the vehicle through the fence. The suspect fled, leaving the vehicle running and the fence damaged.

Officers assisted TVF&R with evacuations due to a gas leak on Southwest 72nd Avenue and Southwest Ventura Drive. Roads were closed in the immediate area and NW Natural addressed the issue. 

Thursday, Oct. 8

Officers arrested a man for menacing and unlawful use of a weapon after a confrontation at a bottle drop in the 14400 block of Southwest Pacific Highway. Witnesses reported he had pulled a knife and was threatening to harm people. A 4-inch sheathed knife was recovered from the man's hip.

Friday, Oct. 9

Officers, mental health experts and crisis negotiators responded to a teen in crisis who was expressing suicidal ideation near an overpass. A Tigard police sergeant talked with the teen, developed a rapport with him and ultimately helped to safely deescalate the situation. 

An officer was involved in a pursuit with a motorist who refused to stop, hit the patrol car, ran a red light and continued to drive erratically. At one point, the motorist reached 90 mph on Highway 217 and the pursuit was terminated in a local neighborhood due to safety concerns. The officer confirmed the driver has active warrants for his arrests and the investigation is ongoing.

Saturday, Oct. 10

Officers responded to a burglary alarm at a business in the 16200 block of Southwest Pacific Highway. The suspect entered by damaging the building, causing estimated losses of nearly $5,000. The case is under investigation.

Officers responded to four separate injury crashes in the rainy weather, including a head-on crash near Southwest Hall Boulevard and Highway 99W and a car that crashed into a tree and rolled over near Southwest Upper Boones Ferry Road and Southwest 72nd Avenue. In that incident, the driver admitted to being drunk. The man's blood alcohol content was measured at 0.206 — more than twice the legal limit. 

Sunday, Oct. 11

Officers took at least 19 car break-in reports during the week. A majority occurred overnight to unlocked vehicles. A few were accessed through windows left partially opened or smashed. Tools, a garage door opener, checkbook, stereo equipment, loose change, cash, a backpack and chargers were among the items stolen.

Officers responded to a report of a man trying car handles in an effort to break into vehicles in the 10100 block of Southwest 69th Avenue. The man left the area in a truck. Officers tried pulling the man over, but he refused to stop and led officers on a chase. Ultimately, the man and his female passenger took off on foot, sparking a lengthy K-9 track. Officers recovered methamphetamine in the truck. The woman was located and cited for interfering with a peace officer.

Officers took a report from a man in the 13900 block of Southwest Aerie Drive that his garage was burglarized and his 2011 Mercedes stolen. His wallet and his wife's purse had both been left inside and the suspect(s) were attempting to use the stolen credit cards. The case is under investigation.


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