Tigard Police Log: Pushy shoplifter puts on stolen merchandise
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.
Monday, April 18
Officers were dispatched to an apartment complex in the 12600 block of Southwest Karen Street for a menacing involving a gun. Officers learned a man confronted his ex-girlfriend and another man and displayed a handgun in the process. He was taken to jail on charges of assault, menacing, carrying a concealed weapon and burglary.
A man reported his Toyota Camry was stolen from the street in front of his house near Southwest Ash Street and Garrett Street sometime overnight.
A car that was stolen in Portland earlier in April was recovered in the 9900 block of Southwest Scott Court. The registered owner of the car came out to retrieve it.
Tuesday, April 19
Employees at a store in the 11600 block of Southwest Pacific Highway reported the store had closed and a woman was inside who refused to leave, pushed an employee and was wearing unpaid merchandise belonging to the store. Officers responded and the woman was arrested for harassment. Officers learned she also had three warrants out for her arrest, and she was taken to jail.
A juvenile was arrested for strangulation (domestic violence) after a physical altercation involving a family member.
A caller reported a suspicious person trying car doors in a hotel parking area in the 11700 block of Southwest 69th Avenue. Officers responded and found a person matching the suspect's description nearby. A K-9 track led officers to the suspect down a path near a retaining wall. Officers learned the suspect had a felony warrant out for his arrest and he was taken to jail on the warrant.
Wednesday, April 20
A home was burglarized in the 12200 block of Southwest Hall Boulevard by someone who kicked in the door and stole several items. The investigation remains active as officers work to identify a suspect or suspects.
A man reported his office was burglarized in the 8900 block of Southwest Center Street and that electronics and other items were missing. Officers recovered evidence at the scene. The case remains open.
Officers responded to a domestic disturbance where a woman reported her boyfriend was attacking her. Responding officers investigated and arrested the man for strangulation (domestic violence).
A woman reported her detached garage had been burglarized sometime between April 8 and April 18 and that several thousand dollars in tools were missing. There is no suspect information at this time.
Thursday, April 21
Officers responded to a car crash in the 12800 block of Southwest Pacific Highway. They learned a 17-year-old driver, who was believed to be under the influence of marijuana, went through a red light and hit several parked cars. He went to the hospital and was later cited on charges of hit-and-run, reckless driving, and criminal mischief.
A woman reported being the victim of domestic violence. The investigation is active, and an arrest is pending in the case.
A woman who has a history of misusing the 9-1-1 system to make repeated false reports was arrested on charges of initiating a false police report, improper use of 9-1-1 and contempt of court.
Officers arrested a man who was driving a stolen car in the 11400 block of Southwest Pacific Highway. They learned the car had been stolen from a home in Tigard in the 9600 block of Southwest 74th Avenue, and the suspect was taken to jail.
Friday, April 22
A welfare check was requested for a woman who was throwing things out of her car and exposing herself to passerby in the 13500 block of Southwest Pacific Highway. An officer and mental health clinician from the Mental Health Response Team responded and spoke with the woman at length. After two hours, the woman was placed on a hold and was taken to the hospital for an evaluation.
A man reported hearing his car alarm go off while he was at work in the 7800 block of Southwest Dartmouth Street. When he went out to investigate, he saw two people speeding off and later learned his catalytic converter had been stolen. The suspects were not immediately identified.
A caller reported a man who appeared to be passed out in a car at the intersection of Southwest Pacific Highway and Main Street. Responding officers smelled alcohol, found empty cans in the car and ultimately arrested the man for DUII. His blood alcohol content was measured at more than twice the legal limit.
Employees at a store in the 16800 block of Southwest 72nd Avenue reported a woman in the parking lot slumped over in a car who had been there for a while. When officers checked on the woman, they learned she had a warrant out for her arrest. Officers also recovered drugs and two pieces of identity that did not belong to her.
Saturday, April 23
A case of physical abuse involving a minor child was reported to officers. The case remains open and detectives are investigating.
A witness called to report a drunk driver leaving a shopping plaza in the 15700 block of Southwest 116th Avenue. An officer responded and ultimately arrested the woman for DUII. She had a blood alcohol content nearly three times the legal limit.
Officers received an adult protective services referral involving two senior citizens who reported a medical professional acted inappropriately with them. The case is being investigated by detectives.
On Southwest Tiedeman Avenue, a driver went over a curb, into a parking lot and stopped next to a building. Officers believe the driver fell asleep. The car was towed and the driver was cited.
A driver on Highway 217 cut across all lanes of travel to take an exit, causing other cars to stop and resulting in a rear-end crash. Officers are following up.
A person taking driving lessons crashed into a tree near Southwest Blum Road and Washington Square Road.
As officers were wrapping up the above three crashes, a fourth was reported on Southwest Pacific Highway near Royalty Parkway involving three cars. Two of them were towed and two people were taken to the hospital.
Sunday, April 24
A theft was reported at a store in the 11700 block of Southwest Pacific Highway, where a man walked out the front door with merchandise. Witnesses reported the man was throwing some of the merchandise into a nearby dumpster. When he returned to collect the merchandise, he was observed by an officer who arrested him for theft.
A customer stole a piece of jewelry from a store kiosk in the 9500 block of Southwest Washington Square Road. The suspect was not immediately identified.
Loss prevention employees from a store in the 9300 block of Southwest Washington Square Road detained a shoplifting suspect who stole more than $1,500 in merchandise. An officer responded and arrested the man for first-degree theft.
A woman reported her Honda Civic was stolen from her apartment parking lot overnight in the 16100 block of Southwest 108th Avenue.
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