Tigard Police Log: Puppy rescued from hot car
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 17
A patrol officer on Highway 99W near Highway 217 saw a cloud of smoke and a car driving on a rim with no tire. The driver was ultimately arrested for DUII and reckless driving. His blood alcohol content was measured at twice the legal limit.
A shoplifter was detained by loss prevention at a store in the 9300 block of Southwest Washington Square Road after stealing nearly $2,000 in merchandise. An officer responded and arrested the suspect for first-degree theft.
Monday, July 18
An assault was reported at a restaurant in the 16200 block of Southwest Pacific Highway, where a man was injured by another man. The two men are acquaintances. The suspect was arrested for assault and went to jail.
A woman who was in an apparent mental health crisis was taken to a hospital for an evaluation on a police officer's hold. Her family has been assisted by the crisis team in the past.
Tuesday, July 19
A patrol officer pulled over a person who was driving on the wrong side of the road on Southwest Hall Boulevard near Burnham Street. The driver was ultimately arrested for DUII and had a blood alcohol content nearly three times the legal limit.
A theft in progress at a store in the 9000 block of Southwest Hall Boulevard was interrupted by a sergeant who happened to be there. The suspect also had three warrants out for his arrest. He was taken to jail.
Wednesday, July 20
What was initially reported as a robbery at an apartment complex turned into a misunderstanding between two residents, with mental health being a possible contributing factor.
A patrol officer conducting a traffic stop spoke with a driver who gave a fake name. The driver's true identity was confirmed, and he had several warrants out for his arrest. He was taken to jail.
A caller reported a dog left in a hot car in a mall parking lot. Officers removed the puppy from the car and gave it water and air conditioning. Officers tried having the owner paged to return to their car and also tried the license plate to get contact information for a possible owner, but both were unsuccessful. After an hour, the puppy was taken to a shelter for temporary safekeeping.
Thursday, July 21
Officers were asked to check on the welfare of a 59-year-old man on Southwest Walnut Terrace. The man was found deceased, and the medical examiner responded. Foul play is not suspected.
Catalytic converters were reported stolen from Southwest Lady Marion Drive overnight and from a store parking lot in the 15000 block of Southwest Sequoia Parkway during the day.
Friday, July 22
A shoplifting suspect attacked a loss prevention employee at a store in the 9000 block of Southwest Washington Square Road. The employee was taken to the hospital with injuries and the suspect was taken to jail on charges of robbery and assault.
Two separate overdoses were reported, one at an apartment in the 11000 block of Southwest 68th Avenue and another at a restaurant in the 11700 block of Southwest Pacific Highway. In both cases, the patient was taken to the hospital by medical crews.
Saturday, July 23
Officers responded to a deadly traffic crash on Southwest Gaarde Street west of Highway 99W. A 62-year-old driver hit an 82-year-old pedestrian, who died at the scene. The pedestrian was not in a crosswalk, and the glare of the sun is believed to be a contributing factor in the crash.
A theft in progress was reported from a store in the 9300 block of Southwest Washington Square Road. The suspect's car was found nearby and the two people who were in the car were arrested on warrants and theft charges.
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