Tigard Police Log: Snapping turtle rescued from middle school
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.
Sunday, July 3
Officers responded to reports of illegal fireworks in the 6900 block of Southwest Atlanta Street. Six men were found having a pizza and illegal fireworks party. The fireworks were seized and taken to a nearby Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue station for destruction.
A man was tricked into sending intimate images of himself to an unknown individual he met on social media, who then threatened to disseminate the image to family and friends unless the victim paid $1,500.
Monday, July 4
A woman witnessed a burglar attempting to break into her apartment on the 9200 block of Southwest Center Street. The resident was able to provide a description of the individual, and officers were quickly able to arrest the suspect nearby.
Thirty-seven Tigard residents called to report illegal fireworks in their area. Thirty-one of those calls came in after 9:30 p.m.
A pickup truck was reported stolen from the 1200 block of Southwest North Dakota Street.
Tuesday, July 5
A good Samaritan turned in a found cellphone to the police department lobby.
Two men were spotted underneath a truck in the 7500 block of Southwest Tech Center Drive. When confronted by the reporting caller, the men took off and left behind a cellphone and tools, as well as the catalytic converter they had just finished sawing off the trailer.
Wednesday, July 6
A large snapping turtle was found by staff at a Tigard middle school. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife officers were able to relocate the snapping turtle back to safety.
Tigard police assisted counterparts from Lake Oswego in searching for a non-verbal autistic child who ran away from his house. Officers found the boy in an elevator at a nearby construction site.
A woman experiencing a mental health crisis was involved in a series of hit-and-run crashes that began on Highway 217 and ended on Highway 99W. Tigard police worked with the Mental Health Response Team, Beaverton police, Metro West Ambulance, and TVF&R to help the woman receive the medical care she needed.
Thursday, July 7
A patrol officer stopped a person who was driving erratically on Interstate 5 near Southwest Carman Drive. The driver was ultimately arrested for DUII. An hour later, her blood alcohol content was measured at nearly twice the legal limit.
An officer came across a lost Chihuahua and was able to reunite the dog with its family.
A community service officer rescued a baby deer from a fence.
Friday, July 8
Two individuals thought they heard fireworks outside their home on the 11000 block of Southwest 106th Avenue They later discovered bullet holes that had been fired into their bedrooms and garage. A K-9 team was called out to do an article search.
A woman was arrested for distribution of a controlled substance and child neglect at a motel on the 13000 block of Southwest 68th Parkway.
Saturday, July 9
An autistic man in a group home experienced a mental health crisis. Officers were able to calm him down and restore the peace so he could go back inside.
A woman received a scam call from a man identifying himself as a Tigard police officer and claimed she needed to turn herself into police. The scammer "spoofed" the non-emergency dispatch phone number on her caller ID. She contacted Tigard police and spoke to a real officer, who informed her that an officer would typically show up in person to arrest someone, and that officers will never call to demand money over the phone.
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