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This week's calls include: trying to return an item with a gun, a phony Amazon scammer, and golf cart cookies.

Monday, April 19

Officers responded to a report from a store clerk in the 13000 block of Southwest Pacific Highway who was threatened by a customer with a gun. A woman had just purchased car parts and the clerk inspected the merchandise sold before she left the store. She returned claiming a part she had just purchased was broken. This item was different from any of the parts she had purchased. When the clerk refused to refund her money, she threatened to shoot him and drove by the shop with a male passenger who pointed a gun in his direction. Officers were unable to locate the suspects, whose vehicle had an out-of-state license plate.

Officers took a report of a car prowl in the 7600 block of Southwest Dartmouth Street. The rear passenger window of a vehicle was broken, and over $800 worth of items were stolen.

Officers took reports of multiple catalytic converters that were stolen from vehicles throughout the city.

Tuesday, April 20

Officers responded to a disturbance at a store in the 15500 block of Southwest Pacific Highway. A man asked to leave the store for not wearing a mask swung a punch and just missed hitting an employee. The suspect exited the store and then approached a street sweeper vehicle, yelling and swearing. He hit the driver's side door and window and walked away. The man was arrested on two outstanding warrants and for assault IV and disorderly conduct.

Officers responded a report of an abandoned vehicle at Dirksen Nature Park. A pickup truck missing its license plates and wheels was parked near the baseball field. The vehicle had been reported as stolen.

Wednesday, April 21

Officers took a report of a stolen vehicle from a residence in the 12600 block of Southwest Springwood Drive. It was taken from the driveway as it was warming up with the keys in the ignition. 

Officers took a report from a woman who had been scammed. A man named from Texas contacted her by phone stating that he worked for Amazon and needed to send her a link to communicate with her, which she clicked on. After opening the link, she saw her bank accounts being manipulated. The man told her to pay him $3,500 in gift cards to regain control over her accounts. She is working with her bank to determine what happened.

Thursday, April 22

Officers recovered a stolen vehicle near Highway 99W and Highway 217 by the cell tower. The locks to the gate around the tower had been cut. The car had been reported stolen overnight from Springwood Drive.

Friday, April 23

Officers investigated a case of child neglect, where three young children were left alone at home for an extended period. Their mother was unable to be reached, and a relative picked up the children. The Department of Human Services was notified.

An officer who serves on the countywide crisis negotiation unit responded to assist the Hillsboro Police Department with a call.

Saturday, April 24

Officers responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence on Southwest 104th Avenue. A mother and her adult daughter had been physically fighting with each other. It was not determined who the primary aggressor was, and no arrests were made. Both women were impaired and separated for the night.

Officers cited a man for DUII after he crashed his car into a pole near Southwest Walnut Street and Tiedeman Avenue. His BAC was measured at twice the legal limit.

Officers responded to a report of two juveniles at Tigard High School doing cookies on the school turf in a golf cart. The juveniles admitted to taking the golf cart from a school storage area. They were released to their parents. The school will be contacted to determine if there is damage.

Sunday, April 25

Officers responded to a disturbance involving a weapon near a sports bar in the 11500 block of Southwest Pacific Highway. The involved parties walked away, and a victim could not be identified. Witnesses at the scene were uncooperative and no arrests were made.

Officers responded to multiple reports of a woman who was barefoot, yelling and appeared to be in a mental health crisis. Assistance was offered several times, but she declined. Her apparent mental health crisis was escalating, and the Washington County Crisis Team was contacted for help. Before their arrival, it was reported the woman stepped into traffic on Highway 99W and was blocking the road. The woman was detained for her safety and medics took her to a hospital for evaluation.

Editor's note: Police logs are a partial accounting of law enforcement calls, based on activity reports and descriptions generated by participating police departments. All persons accused of a crime are legally considered to be innocent until proven guilty. Accounts of events are based on police and eyewitness reports.


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