Tigard Police Log: Jan. 25-31, 2021
Monday, Jan. 25
Officers were called out to the 11900 block of Southwest 91st Avenue on a disturbance involving a middle-aged man engaged in an escalating verbal altercation with a teenager. When officers arrived they determined that two dads were arguing with their teenage sons about problem behaviors such as truancy, poor grades, substance abuse and criminality. The group did not live on the property, so officers provided referrals to resources in their area.
While the other disturbance call was happening, officers responded to another disturbance call with weapons. Three female juveniles had engaged in a verbal altercation and started pulling hair and punching each other at a residential-care home. The situation intensified when two of the three were able to pry open a kitchen drawer to access knives, threatened to harm staff if they intervened and attempted to gain access to a room where the third juvenile was now barricaded with another staff member. Tigard officers arrived, formulated a plan after talking to staff and were able to get the two teenagers to drop their knives. The two teenagers were charged with assault and menacing with a weapon and were taken into custody by the Washington County Juvenile Department. The third teenager was cited for harassment.
Tuesday, Jan. 26
An officer took a road rage report that occurred in the 7800 block of Southwest Dartmouth Street. A driver was exiting a parking lot onto Dartmouth and may have cut off a white SUV. The driver of the SUV began tailgating her. While stopped at the traffic light in the left turn lane, the SUV pulled beside her. She heard an object slam against her passenger side door and discovered a large dent.
Officers cited a Tigard man for burglary and menacing with a weapon after he was seen entering a structure on a property in the 10300 block of Southwest Scholls Ferry Road. He threatened the employees of the property when confronted. Nothing was apparently taken.
Wednesday, Jan. 27
Officers cited a Portland man for shoplifting after he was observed not paying for all the tools he was to purchase through self-checkout at a store in the 14800 block of Southwest Sequoia Parkway.
A social service agency received a suspicious postcard with an Illinois return address that included a message about evictions being evil during a pandemic.
Thursday, Jan. 28
A driver was taken to jail, after he was pulled over near Highway 217 and Southwest Greenburg Road. He showed signs of impairment and an officer found drugs in his car. He was charged with DUII, possession of methamphetamine and supplying contraband drugs.
Officers responded to a death investigation at an apartment complex in the 9000 block of Southwest Washington Square Road. Responding medics tried lifesaving measures on a man who was not breathing, but were unsuccessful. The death is believed to be related to complications from COVID-19.
Officers took three unrelated reports of identity theft. In one case, a check was altered before being cashed. In another, someone fraudulently filed for unemployment benefits in the victim's name. In the last case, someone used a fake identity to take money out of the victim's bank account.
Saturday, Jan. 30
A driver reported another driver pulled a gun on him and threatened to shoot him in a road rage incident in the area of Southwest Scholls Ferry Road and Southwest 135th Avenue. Responding officers located the suspect, who was taken to jail on charges of menacing and unlawful use of a weapon.
A customer at a restaurant in the 11400 block of Southwest Pacific Highway reported the window on his truck was smashed and a backpack that had been inside was stolen. Officers are reviewing evidence to develop suspect leads.
Sunday, Jan. 31
Officers were called to a hotel in the 9000 block of Southwest Washington Square Road, where a guest vandalized the hotel bar and stole alcohol. Officers attempted to contact the guest, but he was no longer in his room. The investigation remains open.
A hit-and-run was reported in the 9600 block of Southwest McDonald Street, where a driver hit two parked cars. The driver was taken to the hospital to be evaluated and was cited on two charges.
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