Tigard Police Log: May 17-23, 2021
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.
Monday, May 17
Officers took a report of a burglary at a business in the 8100 block of Southwest Durham Road. The thief tampered with the lock and stole expensive equipment.
Officers responded to a report of an elementary student found in possession of a knife who fled the school while stealing a bicycle. He was found at home, and after talking with a parent, the bicycle was confiscated. The school is following up on the incident.
Tuesday, May 18
Officers took a report of a theft at a garage in the 15400 block of Southwest 114th Court. Glasses, a sander, a parking permit, tools, and expired prescription medications were stolen. There was no sign of forced entry.
Officers took a report of a burglary at a church in the 7400 block of Southwest Hunziker Road. Electronic equipment was stolen.
Officers arrested a man for theft II at a store in the 14800 block of Southwest Sequoia Parkway after he stole flashlights, a Leatherman and propane cylinder and fled the scene by foot. He was located at a nearby bus stop thanks to a good description provided by an employee.
Officers responded to a report from a resident who caught a man breaking into a vehicle in the 14000 block of Southwest Liden Drive. The thief fled, jumping over a fence. A K-9 track was set up, and the suspect was found in a back yard on a roof on Southwest Windsong Court. He was arrested on three counts of unlawful entry into a motor vehicle.
Wednesday, May 19
Officers responded to multiple businesses that were vandalized on Southwest Pacific Highway and Hall Boulevard. Rocks were thrown through windows and glass doors of a gas station, restaurant, and bank.
Officers took a report from a resident who said a man who claimed to be from Amazon told him that $20,000 had been placed in his checking account by mistake and needed to be returned, which appeared in the account. The victim sent $5,000 in cash cards and $15,000 in cash by FedEx to the fraudster before realizing the $20,000 in his checking account had been transferred there from a line of credit fraudulently opened in his name.
Officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at a store in the 11500 block of Southwest Pacific Highway. A man presented a demand note to a store clerk stating he had a gun and stole $390 in cash.
Thursday, May 20
Officers conducted a death investigation in the 12400 block of Southwest Autumnview Street. It was determined a 96-year-old woman died of natural causes.
Officers responded to a report from a man riding a bike who was hit by a car near Southwest Pacific Highway and Walnut Street. The driver checked on him, then left the scene. The bicyclist was not seriously hurt.
Officers responded to an alarm at a business in the 12700 block of Southwest Pacific Highway. Someone broke in through a window and stole electronics. A K-9 track was conducted but the suspect was not immediately located.
Friday, May 21
Officers took several reports of thefts from vehicles in the Bull Mountain area, and two cars were stolen. Surveillance video is being reviewed to gather leads.
Officers responded to a three-vehicle crash on Southwest Pacific Highway near Beef Bend Road. There were no injuries. One motorist was cited for driving while suspended.
Officers responded to a report from employees at a business in the 10200 block of Southwest Washington Square Road where customers stole roughly $400 in perfume. Surveillance video is being reviewed and the case has been referred to the Commercial Crimes Unit.
Saturday, May 22
Officers responded to a report of a man at a business in the 12000 block of Southwest Main Street throwing merchandise and threatening to hurt people because the clerk could not sell him a single lighter. The customer then had a medical issue and was taken to a hospital. He was cited for criminal mischief II.
Officers took a report from a teenager regarding a case of sexual abuse involving another teenager. The incident is under investigation.
Officers responded to a traffic crash near Southwest Bonita Road and Hall Boulevard where a motorist crashed into another car, then attempted to leave the scene. The suspect was stopped by the driver who was hit and remained there until officers arrived. He was cited for DUII, driving while suspended and careless driving.
Sunday, May 23
Officers took a report of a storage unit theft in the 12800 block of Southwest Pacific Highway.
Officers took a report from a woman who said her husband was missing after he was expected at a hotel on the coast, but never showed up. His phone was also turned off. He was later located.
Officers responded to a report from a resident in the 16200 block of Southwest 108th Avenue who heard gunshots. The area was checked, and it was determined there was nothing of concern.
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