Tigard Police Log: Armed shoplift suspect apprehended near mall
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, Aug. 14
An armed robbery was reported at a pharmacy in the 12000 block of Southwest Main Street. Witnesses reported a man shoplifted and threatened staff with a knife. A K-9 track was conducted in the area, but the suspect was not immediately found. Four hours later, another officer found the suspect in the 9500 block of Southwest Washington Square Road. He was safely arrested and went to jail charge with first-degree robbery.
Officers began an investigation into the rape of a minor. The case remains open at this time.
Officers responded to a call involving a man who was touching himself inappropriately inside a construction fence of a property in the 8700 block of Southwest Scoffins Street. The man was contacted and charged with felony public indecency and criminal trespass.
Monday, Aug. 15
A 78-year-old woman hit two parked cars near Southwest Ash Avenue and Commercial Street. There were no serious injuries. However, the responding officer became concerned about the woman's cognitive and memory functions. She was taken to the hospital for an evaluation.
A witness reported someone was punched and their phone was stolen in the 9900 block of Southwest Walnut Street. The victim and suspect are known to each other, and the suspect was arrested for first-degree theft.
An officer on routine patrol found a suspicious car parked in the 11600 block of Southwest Pacific Highway just after midnight. A man was inside exhibiting signs of drug use. He gave officers a fake name, but officers ultimately learned the car he was in was stolen, confirmed his real identity and learned he had several warrants out for his arrest. He was taken to jail.
Tuesday, Aug. 16
Employees at a store in the 16900 block of Southwest 72nd Avenue reported someone stole merchandise and slapped an employee who tried to intervene. There were three suspects in all, but they left before police were called and were not immediately located.
Officers responded to a four-car crash on Highway 99W near Southwest Dartmouth Street. The at-fault driver was ultimately arrested for DUII (controlled substance).
Wednesday, Aug. 17
Officers were called to a hit-and-run in the 10800 block of Southwest Walnut Street, where a driver reported another driver crashed into him, kept going, and was swerving all over the road. The suspect had a blood alcohol content of 0.10% and is not of legal drinking age. He was ultimately arrested for DUII, reckless driving, criminal mischief, and hit-and-run.
An officer on patrol came across a car associated with a wanted suspect in the 13000 block of Southwest 68th Parkway. The suspect was a felon with three warrants out for his arrest. Officers developed a plan and safely took the man into custody. Methamphetamine was also recovered at the scene.
A sergeant who stopped a shoplifting suspect in the 9000 block of Southwest Hall Boulevard recovered stolen merchandise, 34 grams of methamphetamine and thousands of dollars in cash from his car. He went to jail, charged with distribution of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).
Thursday, Aug. 18
A minor reported being sexually abused by a family member dating back years. The case has been referred to detectives and is under investigation.
Officers were called to a robbery at a motel in the 11400 block of Southwest Pacific Highway. The victim reported being robbed at gunpoint by a person she knew. The suspect was arrested and charged with robbery, unlawful use of a weapon and menacing. The victim was not hurt.
A woman reported being physically attacked and robbed by an acquaintance in the 10700 block of Southwest Greenburg Road. The suspect was charged with theft and harassment.
A man came to the Tigard Police Department to turn himself in for a domestic violence harassment case. He was taken to the Washington County Jail.
Friday, Aug. 19
A man was arrested for DUII after he drove his car onto the railroad tracks from Southwest Hall Boulevard to the Tigard Transit Center and got stuck. He was charged with DUII and reckless driving. His blood alcohol content was later measured at 0.08%.
Officers responded to a traffic crash near Southwest Center Street and 87th Avenue. A driver crashed into an unoccupied parked car while having a medical emergency. The driver was taken to the hospital for an evaluation.
A witness reported a man and woman stole items from a car parked in the 14800 block of Southwest Sequoia Parkway after smashing the car's window. One suspect drove away from officers while the other one took off on foot. Responding officers searched for them both and found the woman, along with stolen credit cards and IDs. One of the stolen cards belonged to a man whose car was stolen earlier in the day. The woman went to jail on several charges and an outstanding warrant.
Saturday, Aug. 20
Officers were called to a domestic disturbance where a man was fighting with his girlfriend and his mother. Children were reportedly present. The man was arrested, and officers spoke with the victims about resources related to domestic violence.
A woman witnessed two men stealing luxury merchandise from a store in the 9700 block of Southwest Washington Square Road. The woman initially followed them, then the men ditched the car they were in and split up on foot. Responding officers found them both and learned they also had outstanding warrants. They went to jail on several charges.
Editor's note: The Family Justice Center of Washington County reminds everyone that resources are available if you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence or abuse.
If this is an emergency and you or someone you know is in danger, call or text 911 immediately.
The Family Justice Center can be reached at 503-430-8300, where callers can connect to partners' crisis lines, 24/7.
You can also call them individually at:
• Domestic Violence Resource Center: 503-469-8620
• Sexual Violence Resource Center: 503-640-5311
• Safety Compass: 971-235-0021
• Washington County Mental Health: 503-291-9111
Tri-county resources include:
• Multnomah County, Call To Safety: 503-235-5333
• Clackamas County, A Safe Place and Clackamas Women's Services: 888-654-2288
• The National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
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