Tigard Police Log: 'Casual' car thieves steal teens' ride
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, Sept. 11
Officers were dispatched to a call where two teens were robbed of their car at gunpoint. Officers learned the victims were in a parking garage when they were approached by another group of young people, who engaged them in casual conversation before the robbery. The suspects were not immediately located, and the case remains open.
A domestic disturbance was reported between a man and woman. The man was gone when officers arrived, but officers were later called back when the man returned, bloody and knocking on doors. He was taken to the hospital for his injury. Officers checked on the woman, who was not hurt.
Monday, Sept. 12
Officers were dispatched to a weapons call, where a caller reported there was a subject shooting someone. Several officers quickly responded to the scene but found no evidence of a shooting. In talking with other witnesses, they learned the caller appeared to be under the influence of drugs and no shooting had occurred.
A man reported his home was burglarized over the weekend in the 11600 block of Southwest Hall Boulevard. Items were out of place and some items that did not belong to him were there, but nothing of value appeared to be stolen.
Tuesday, Sept. 13
A patrol officer responded to a suspicious vehicle parked inside a construction area. The man inside the car gave a false name to police. Officers were able to confirm his identity and learned he had a felony warrant out for his arrest. Drugs were also recovered from the car.
An officer assisted a Department of Human Services case worker with a home visit to check on the welfare of a little boy.
A mother reported finding a sexually explicit photo that was sent to her child through a social media messaging app. An officer spoke with the mother and child about safety, sexual abuse and follow-up options.
An officer responded to a suspected commercial burglary in the 13700 block of Southwest Pacific Highway. A portable air conditioning unit was removed, but nothing appeared to be stolen.
Wednesday, Sept. 14
A business was burglarized overnight, this time a restaurant where the glass front door was broken out and an ATM was stolen. As officers were responding there, they heard another business in a neighboring city was also broken into. They are investigating whether the two may be related.
A man reported someone fraudulently opened an account in his name and bought electronics.
A hit-and-run crash was reported in a store parking lot, where one driver hit another car, causing damage, then drove off. Officers tracked down the driver — a 16-year-old — and helped facilitate an exchange of insurance information. The victim did not wish to press charges.
Loss prevention employees at a store in the 9700 block of Southwest Washington Square Road detained a shoplifting suspect. An officer arrived and charged the suspect with theft II (shoplifting).
Thursday, Sept. 15
A welfare check turned into a domestic disturbance inside a car on Southwest 109th Avenue. Officers contacted the couple and arrested a man for strangulation and domestic assault IV. He also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest.
A disturbance was reported at a fast food restaurant in the 12000 block of Southwest Main Street, where patrons were involved in a physical fight over name-calling. One person was arrested for harassment.
A man was taken into custody by detectives in connection with a sexual abuse investigation.
Officers responded to a reported domestic disturbance. A man was arrested on charges of strangulation, assault IV and felon in possession of a restricted weapon. He also had a previous warrant out for his arrest. The woman involved was seen by medics and given domestic violence resources for follow-up.
Friday, Sept. 16
A woman reported seeing someone inside her apartment on real-time surveillance video. Officers responded to the burglary in the 8300 block of Southwest Pfaffle Street, but the suspect left before officers arrived. The case remains open.
Officers were conducting follow up related to a recent disturbance with a weapon call when they saw the suspect from that case in the 9900 block of Southwest Walnut Street. He had several warrants out for his arrest and was taken to jail.
A man reported going to a restaurant to meet a date, but when he arrived, he was robbed by someone. He was not hurt. The suspect was gone before police arrived.
Saturday, Sept. 17
A person reported the catalytic converter was stolen from their Lexus while they were out at dinner in the 10200 block of Southwest Washington Square Road. In a separate report, another driver reported the catalytic converter was stolen out of her Prius sometime between 2 and 10 p.m. in the 9700 block of Southwest Washington Square Road.
A driver was arrested for DUII near Southwest 72nd Avenue and Spruce Street. His blood alcohol content was measured at 0.09%, just over the legal limit. The driver was cited and released to his mother.
Officers responded to an assault near Highway 99W and Southwest Tigard Street, where a man reported he and his wife were walking their dog, when another man's dog attacked theirs. The victim reported he was punched in the face by the other dog owner after he tried to physically intervene with the suspect's dog. The aggressor was arrested for assault.
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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