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This week's calls include: safeguarding the vote, a death in the workplace and a brandished machete.

Monday, Nov. 2

An employee at a store in the 9400 block of Southwest Washington Square Road reported two women stealing clothing worth an estimated $2,000. They left the scene prior to police arriving and no arrests have yet been made as officers work to develop leads.

A shoplifter was cited for second-degree theft after stealing merchandise from a store in the 9700 block of Southwest Washington Square Road.

Tuesday, Nov. 3

Officers continued to do extra patrols around ballot drop boxes ahead of the election day deadline.

Officers responded to a hit and run near Southwest Greenburg Road and 95th Avenue, where a driver crashed into a power pole and kept driving. The driver was located and cited for drunken driving as well as hit and run property damage. His blood alcohol content was 0.18% — more than twice the legal limit. 

Wednesday, Nov. 4

Two men got into a dispute in the 12200 block of Southwest Hall Boulevard and one hit the other with a chair. The victim declined to prosecute.

Officers assisted the Washington County Sheriff's Office with containment on a case they were working, and also worked as part of the Crisis Negotiation Unit on a case in Hillsboro.

Thursday, Nov. 5

Police responded to a death investigation at a business in the 14000 block of Southwest 72nd Avenue, where an employee was found deceased. The medical examiner ruled the employee likely died of natural causes.

A theft-in-progress was reported at a store in the 14800 block of Southwest Sequoia Parkway, where a customer was attempting to steal tools and gave false information to police. Officers also recovered heroin and evidence of identity theft. The man was taken to jail on several charges.

Friday, Nov. 6

A driver was cited for driving while intoxicated in the 13400 block of Southwest Hall Boulevard, after officers determined the driver was impaired by marijuana.

An 82-year-old with dementia was reported missing and endangered. Officers activated search and rescue and soon found the missing person.

Saturday, Nov. 7

A suspected drunk driver was reported by a Burger King employee on Southwest Pacific Highway. An officer located the driver at his home and cited him for driving drunk, as well as reckless driving. His blood alcohol content was 0.24% — three times the legal limit.

A short time later, another driver was cited for drunken driving and reckless driving near southbound Interstate 5 and Highway 217. Her blood alcohol content was 0.17% - more than twice the legal limit. 

Sunday, Nov. 8

Officers tried to stop a suspicious vehicle in connection with a burglary investigation. The driver ran on foot and was not immediately located. The investigation is ongoing as officers develop additional evidence.

Police responded to a domestic violence call in which one person pushed the other to the ground and was waving around a machete. That person was taken to jail on a charge of harassment (domestic violence) and no one was injured.


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