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Tigard Police Department

Media Releases

Tigard Police and OLCC Conduct Compliance Check in Tigard
(May 25, 2017)
Two out of nine businesses visited in Tigard on May 24th failed to pass an OLCC check for alcohol sales to minors. The Tigard Police Department assisted the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) with the recent compliance check.

Auto-Pedestrian Fatality Under Investigation
(May 21, 2017)
On the evening of May 21, 2017, a 9-1-1 call sent Tigard Police to an auto-pedestrian crash. The incident occurred at approximately 10:25 p.m. in the 12900 block of SW Pacific Highway in Tigard. The victim, Norma Alicia Mendoza of Gresham, was struck by a northbound vehicle while attempting to cross Pacific Highway near Frewing St.

Tigard Police Arrest Hillsboro Man for Sex Abuse

(May 4, 2017)
An investigation led by Tigard Police resulted in the arrest of a 60-year-old Hillsboro man. Mario Mendez Ruiz was charged by a Washington County Grand Jury on April 21, 2017, for crimes related to the sexual abuse of a child.

Theft Suspect Dies From Self-Inflicted Gunshot
(April 15, 2017)
At approximately 11:35 p.m. on Friday, April 14th, Tigard Police officers were called to a theft which just occurred at a Plaid Pantry convenience store located at 15995 SW Hall Blvd. in Tigard. The suspect had reportedly left the store. When arriving Tigard Police officers began to check the area, they spotted a broken window at a business located several doors down from the convenience store.

Tigard Police Participating in National Drug Take-Back Event
(April 13, 2017)
On Saturday, April 29, the Tigard Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will once again provide an opportunity to prevent drug abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to Tigard City Hall located 13125 SW Hall Blvd between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The service is free and anonymous.

Tigard Pawn Shop Burglary - Nine Guns Stolen
(March 30, 2017)
Tigard Police are presently investigating a burglary that occurred on March 15 at the All That Glitters Pawn Shop. Video surveillance and witness information provided to investigators indicate a trio of suspects broke the glass on the front door and entered the business at approximately 4:30 a.m. The store is located at 13185 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard.

Tigard Police Continue High Visibility Enforcement

(March 30, 2017)
During the most recent High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) campaign which took place March 16th through the 18th Tigard Police arrested three drivers for DUII along with initiating 45 other traffic-related stops resulting in either citations or warnings.

Tigard Police and OLCC Conduct Compliance Check in Tigard
(March 24, 2017)
Two out of ten businesses visited in Tigard on March 22nd failed to pass an OLCC check for alcohol sales to minors. The Tigard Police Department assisted the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) with the recent compliance check. This grant-funded effort consists of a team of two Tigard Police officers and an OLCC inspector accompanying a twenty-year-old male volunteer.

Tigard Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested
(March 15, 2017)
Detectives with the Tigard Police Commercial Crimes Unit have arrested a man who allegedly robbed the Tigard Key Bank on February 27th, 2017. Immediately after the incident, Tigard investigators began developing leads which ultimately identified Kevin J. Castle as the person responsible for the robbery.

Tigard Selects Kathy McAlpine as New Chief of Police
(March 13, 2017)
Tigard City Manager Marty Wine today announced the selection of Kathy McAlpine to lead the Tigard Police Department as Chief. McAlpine currently serves as an Assistant Chief of Police with the Tacoma Police Department; she is expected to be in place in Tigard in mid-April. 

Driver Arrested for DUII after Crashing and Eluding Police

(March 11, 2017)
On Friday, March 10th, a 37 year-old Tualatin woman was taken into custody after eluding Tigard Police. The incident began at approximately 6:25 p.m. when a Tigard restaurant employee called police to report an unwanted and intoxicated subject inside the restaurant.

Key Bank in Tigard Robbed
(February 27, 2017)
On February 27, 2017, an employee of the Tigard Key Bank called 9-1-1 and reported a robbery. The call was made at approximately 12:15 p.m. from the location at 11665 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard. A witness reported that a suspect presented a demand note to a bank employee. The suspect is described as a white male adult in his 20s, thin build and average height.
 
Guilty Verdict Stemming From 1999 Homicide

(February 14, 2017)
After a lengthy investigation led by Tigard Police, a Mexican man was sentenced to life imprisonment for the stabbing death of Maria Garcia Leonardo, outside a Tigard fast-food restaurant in 1999. In the weeks immediately following the homicide, Tigard investigators had issued a murder warrant identifying Efrain Sanchez Diaz, who at the time was known as Luis Hernandez Diaz as the primary and only suspect.

Tigard Police Set To Begin Driving Safety Campaign
(February 6, 2017)
The Tigard Police Department is participating in a nationwide traffic safety campaign to emphasize the importance of proper safety belt use. Additionally the campaign focuses on the perils of distracted driving and unlawful speeding. The program runs February 6 through February 19.

Pedestrian Struck While Crossing Pacific Highway in Tigard
Updated at 4:30 p.m. on 1/18/17: Earlier today, the victim was pronounced deceased at OHSU as a result of sustained injuries after being struck by a vehicle. The name is presently being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
On January 17, 2016 at approximately 6:00 p.m., a 43 year-old Portland man was struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross Pacific Highway at Canterbury Lane in Tigard. The victim was reportedly in the crosswalk when hit by a northbound Dodge pickup truck. The victim was transported by ambulance to OHSU with serious injuries. His current condition is not known.

Multiple DUII Arrests Made During Recent High Visibility Enforcement Safety Campaign

(January 9, 2017)
During the most recent High Visibility Enforcement Campaign (HVE) which began on December 17th and ended January 1, 2017; five drivers were arrested for DUII. In those incidents, four arrests were for alcohol intoxication and one related to drugs.

2016 Media Releases

Another FBI Academy Graduate for Tigard
(December 20, 2016)
On December 16, 2016, Tigard Police Commander Jamey McDonald graduated from the FBI National Academy. The academy is a professional development course for U.S. and international law enforcement leaders. It serves to improve the administration of justice in police departments and agencies at home and abroad, and to raise law enforcement standards, knowledge and cooperation worldwide.

Tigard Police Plan Extra DUII Enforcement
(December 15, 2016)
Beginning on December 15th and continuing through January 1st, Tigard Police will have additional officers on the roadways to help ensure everyone’s safety. In cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Tigard Police will be participating in a grant-funded program to promote high visibility enforcement (HVE).

DUII Crash Impacts Tigard
(November 23, 2016)
Tigard Police are investigating an early morning crash on Hall Blvd. near Burnham St. in Tigard. At approximately 2:00 a.m., a van traveling southbound on Hall Blvd. crashed into a power pole downing the pole and power lines. Coinciding, a 34 year-old female who was riding a bicycle less than 100 feet from the downed power pole was hit by the falling power lines. 

Auto-Pedestrian Crash Claims Life
(November 22, 2016)
A 9-1-1 call to Tigard Police on November 22 reported a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. The incident occurred along Pacific Highway near 65th Ave. in Tigard at approximately 6:30 p.m. Witnesses reported seeing a man attempting to the cross the highway when he was struck by a vehicle traveling in the northbound lanes. The victim was not in a crosswalk.

Tigard Police and OLCC Conduct Compliance Check in Tigard
(November 17, 2016)
Four out of ten businesses visited in Tigard on November 16, 2016 failed to pass an OLCC check for alcohol sales to minors. The Tigard Police Department assisted the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) with the recent compliance check. This grant-funded effort consists of a team of two Tigard Police officers and an OLCC inspector accompanying a twenty year-old male volunteer.

Tigard Police Named Top Tip-A-Cop Fundraiser In Oregon
(November 3, 2016)
In a recent communication from Special Olympics Oregon, the Tigard Police Department was again identified as the top fundraising agency within the State of Oregon related to the recent Tip-A-Cop event. In cooperation with the Washington Square Red Robin Restaurant in Tigard, the annual Tip-A-Cop event held on October 22nd brought in $5,526.00.

Tigard Police Officer-Involved Shooting Suspect Arrested
(November 1, 2016)
The suspect named in the October 25th Portland motel robbery and related officer-involved shooting in Tigard has been charged with Attempted Aggravated Murder. Joshua David Luther, 37, was lodged on Sunday, October 30th in the Washington County Jail.

Another FBI Academy Graduate for Tigard
(December 20, 2016)
On December 16, 2016, Tigard Police Commander Jamey McDonald graduated from the FBI National Academy. The academy is a professional development course for U.S. and international law enforcement leaders. It serves to improve the administration of justice in police departments and agencies at home and abroad, and to raise law enforcement standards, knowledge and cooperation worldwide.

Tigard Police Plan Extra DUII Enforcement
(December 15, 2016)
Beginning on December 15th and continuing through January 1st, Tigard Police will have additional officers on the roadways to help ensure everyone’s safety. In cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Tigard Police will be participating in a grant-funded program to promote high visibility enforcement (HVE).

DUII Crash Impacts Tigard
(November 23, 2016)
Tigard Police are investigating an early morning crash on Hall Blvd. near Burnham St. in Tigard. At approximately 2:00 a.m., a van traveling southbound on Hall Blvd. crashed into a power pole downing the pole and power lines. Coinciding, a 34 year-old female who was riding a bicycle less than 100 feet from the downed power pole was hit by the falling power lines. 

Auto-Pedestrian Crash Claims Life
(November 22, 2016)
A 9-1-1 call to Tigard Police on November 22 reported a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. The incident occurred along Pacific Highway near 65th Ave. in Tigard at approximately 6:30 p.m. Witnesses reported seeing a man attempting to the cross the highway when he was struck by a vehicle traveling in the northbound lanes. The victim was not in a crosswalk.

Tigard Police and OLCC Conduct Compliance Check in Tigard
(November 17, 2016)
Four out of ten businesses visited in Tigard on November 16, 2016 failed to pass an OLCC check for alcohol sales to minors. The Tigard Police Department assisted the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) with the recent compliance check. This grant-funded effort consists of a team of two Tigard Police officers and an OLCC inspector accompanying a twenty year-old male volunteer.

Tigard Police Named Top Tip-A-Cop Fundraiser In Oregon
(November 3, 2016)
In a recent communication from Special Olympics Oregon, the Tigard Police Department was again identified as the top fundraising agency within the State of Oregon related to the recent Tip-A-Cop event. In cooperation with the Washington Square Red Robin Restaurant in Tigard, the annual Tip-A-Cop event held on October 22nd brought in $5,526.00.

Tigard Police Officer-Involved Shooting Suspect Arrested
(November 1, 2016)
The suspect named in the October 25th Portland motel robbery and related officer-involved shooting in Tigard has been charged with Attempted Aggravated Murder. Joshua David Luther, 37, was lodged on Sunday, October 30th in the Washington County Jail.

Tigard Officer-Involved Shooting Update
(October 26, 2016)
On Tuesday, October 25, Tigard Police lodged 28 year-old Michelle Renee Luther for her role in connection with the series of incidents which began as a reported robbery in Portland and continued as a pursuit with shots fired at police from Luther’s moving vehicle as it traveled through Tigard, Lake Oswego and Tualatin.
 
Portland Robbery Suspect Captured By Tigard Police

(October 25, 2016)
A 9-1-1 call at 10:26 a.m. on October 25 alerted Portland Police that an armed suspect allegedly robbed an office employee at the Aladdin Inn motel located 8905 SW Barbur Blvd. in Portland. A witness observed the robbery suspect flee in a white van and minutes later stop at a Shell Gas on Pacific Highway near 69th Ave. in Tigard. Portland Police attempted to stop the suspect vehicle as it departed from the gas station. A Tigard Police officer in the area also joined the Portland effort to pursue and stop the suspect vehicle. Both agencies continued their effort to stop the vehicle as it attempted to elude police.

Join Tigard Police for National Coffee With a Cop Day
(October 4, 2016)
It’s a simple concept: police officers and community members coming together in an informal, neutral space such as a coffee shop to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink coffee.

Police Partnerships Extend to Rental Properties
(October 4, 2016)
On Wednesday, October 12, the Westside Crime Prevention Coalition will begin their 17th season presenting informative topics designed to improve the safety and livability of rental properties. The forums will continue each month, always on the second Wednesday, meeting at PCC at Willow Creek located 241 SW Edgeway Drive in Beaverton.

Tigard Interim Police Chief Appointed
(September 28, 2016)
Cmdr. Robert L. Rogers II has been appointed interim chief with the Tigard Police Department, following the departure of Chief Alan Orr, who formally retires on Sept. 30.

Trooper Assaulted in Tigard - Suspect Later Arrested
(September 13, 2016)
On September 13, an Oregon State Police Trooper was assaulted in Tigard by a wanted suspect. The incident began at approximately 4:15 p.m. when a state trooper spotted a suspicious vehicle along SW 129th Ave. near Gaarde St. in Tigard. After checking the vehicle registration, the trooper attempted contact with the lone male occupying the vehicle. Without warning, the suspect became combative and physically confronted the trooper.

Tigard Man Suffers Burns After Hash-Oil Explosion

(August 22, 2016)
On August 20th shortly before 6 p.m., Tigard Police were dispatched to a report of an explosion occurring at the Park Glen Apartments located at 9305 SW Commercial Street in Tigard. Within minutes, a Tigard officer arrived and observed that a window on the second floor was blown out leaving glass strewn throughout the parking lot area as well as the window frame pulled away from the building.

Tigard Police Set To Begin Seat Belt Enforcement Campaign
(August 18, 2016)
The Tigard Police Department will once again participate in a nationwide traffic safety campaign to enforce Oregon seat belt laws. The program is set to begin on August 22 and continue until September 4. The two-week long blitz is a multi-jurisdictional approach to help ensure motorists respect, obey and understand the importance of using vehicle seat belts.

Tigard Police Arrest Stabbing Suspect
(August 17, 2016)
On August 13 at approximately 5:40 p.m., Tigard Police received a 9-1-1 call reporting an assault with a weapon. When officers arrived minutes later, they found a man lying outside a rental unit with an apparent stab wound near the shoulder. A Tigard officer administered first-aid while emergency medical units began arriving.

Tigard Police Chief Announces Plans For Retirement
(August 16, 2016)
Tigard Chief of Police Alan Orr has announced his retirement. Orr’s last working day with the Tigard Police Department will be August 31 and a formal retirement is planned for December.

High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) Planned By Tigard Police
(August 15, 2016)
Beginning August 19, Tigard Police will participate in a two-week long high visibility enforcement (HVE) campaign, as part of a nationwide effort to reduce impaired drivers. Here in Tigard, grant-funded overtime for officers will allow extra patrol to locate drivers who are operating a vehicle under the influence.

Tigard Investigators Arrest Deli Robber
(July 21, 2016)
Late evening on July 20, 2016, members of the Tigard Police Commercial Crimes Unit arrested a 38 year-old Tigard man who allegedly robbed a Tigard Deli earlier in the week. Keith Brian Martin was taken into custody without incident at the Tigard Police Department.

Armed Man Robs Video Lottery Deli
(July 17, 2016)
On July 19th at approximately 1:15 a.m., an employee of Foxy’s Deli called to report a robbery. The deli is located at 14295 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard. The caller stated that a lone man entered the business carrying a rifle and demanded money. The suspect was described as a white male adult with black paint covering his face.

Tigard Police Conduct Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operations

(July 13, 2016)
Last month, members of the Tigard Police Traffic Safety Unit along with patrol officers conducted two pedestrian safety enforcement operations within the City of Tigard. As a result, nine drivers were issued a citation or warning for failing to stop and remain stopped for pedestrians in a crosswalk. A total of five other citations or warnings were issued for other traffic violations observed.

Two Armed Men Rob Tigard Deli

(June 29, 2016)
A 9-1-1 call to Tigard Police on June 27 stated the Dotty’s Deli in Tigard had been robbed. The deli and video poker business is located at 13500 SW Pacific Highway. One employee was inside the business when two men (image attached) allegedly entered minutes after it opened at 8:00 a.m. Both suspects were carrying a gun and demanded money from the lone employee. The suspects fled on foot after taking an undetermined amount of cash. No one was injured.

Auto-Pedestrian Crash Critically Injures Man

(June 28, 2016)
A 9-1-1 call sent Tigard Police to the scene of an auto-pedestrian crash at 6:05 a.m. on Tuesday, June 28. Tigard Police officers immediately rendered aid to the victim as well as redirected the quickly swelling traffic along Pacific Highway at Dartmouth Ave. Washington County CART arrived shortly after and began the crash investigation.

Tigard Police Arrest Suspect after Incident at Washington Square Mall
(June 22, 2016)
On June 22, 2016 at 1:35 p.m. the Tigard Police Department received a call of a robbery at the Ben Bridge Jewelers located in Washington Square Mall. According to witnesses, a single black male adult entered the store and without saying a word, hit a glass case with a sledge hammer and removed three Rolex watches worth over $100,000. The suspect then fled on foot into the parking lot.

Tigard Police Watching For Drivers Using Marijuana

(June 1, 2016)
Expect to see extra Tigard Police officers patrolling around Tigard beginning June 2. A special four-day Cannabis Enforcement will work to help reduce drug-impaired drivers on the road. The program is part of the more common High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) campaign which is a nationwide effort to get drivers under the influence of alcohol off the roads.

Tigard Set To Begin Click It Or Ticket Seat Belt Safety Campaign
(May 17, 2016)
The Tigard Police Department will once again participate in a nationwide traffic safety effort to enforce Oregon seat belt laws. Oregon State Police, sheriff’s and local police will all be working to increase proper safety belt and child car seat use during the statewide traffic enforcement blitz from May 16 through May 29.

Walgreens Robbery in Tigard
(Photos included) 
(May 16, 2016)
On May 14th at approximately 9:50 p.m., Tigard Police received a 9-1-1 call advising that a robbery just occurred at a Walgreens store in Tigard. The store is located at 13939 SW Pacific Highway near the busy intersection of Pacific Highway and Gaarde. An employee at the store reported that two black male adults entered the pharmacy area and demanded drugs and cash.

Child Seriously Injured After Being Struck By Vehicle

(May 12, 2016) 
Tigard Police were called to the scene of an auto-pedestrian crash on Monday, May 9, 2016 at approximately 5:15 p.m. Witness statements obtained by police indicate that three children attempted to cross Hall Blvd. at the continuation of the popular Fanno Creek Trail, just south of Tigard City Hall. The trio of children activated the flashing yellow warning lights at the painted pedestrian crosswalk.

Three Charged With Tigard Murder
(May 11, 2016)
The estranged wife of a 2015 Tigard homicide victim, along with her boyfriend and an acquaintance have all been charged with the murder of a Tigard man. The homicide appears to be the result of a child custody dispute.

Tigard Police and OLCC Conduct Another Compliance Check in Tigard

(April 11, 2016)
Four out of ten businesses visited in Tigard on April 7, 2016 failed to pass an OLCC check for alcohol sales to minors. The Tigard Police Department assisted the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) with the recent compliance check.

Tigard Police and OLCC Conduct Compliance Checks in Tigard
(April 4, 2016)
One out of seven businesses visited in Tigard on March 30, 2016 failed to pass an OLCC check for alcohol sales to minors. The Tigard Police Department assisted the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) with the recent compliance check.

Wrong Way Driver Perishes In Early Morning Tigard Crash
(April 4, 2016)
On April 4th at approximately 12:25 a.m. Tigard Police were called to a motor vehicle crash which occurred when a driver traveling the wrong-way on the I-5 northbound flyover ramp to Hwy 217 crashed into an oncoming vehicle.

Pedestrian Fatality in Tigard
(February 9, 2016)
A 9-1-1 call on February 8, 2016 sent Tigard Police to the scene of an auto-pedestrian crash. The incident was reported at approximately 5:30 a.m. by a witness who just observed a pedestrian struck by a pickup in the northbound lanes of Hwy 217 in Tigard.

Seat Belt Enforcement Campaign Set To Begin In Tigard
(February 3, 2016)
Tigard Police will once again be participating in a nationwide effort focusing on enforcement and education regarding the importance of vehicle safety belts and proper usage of child safety seats. The effort is part of a campaign more commonly known as "Click-It or Ticket."

Suspect Arrested After Stealing City-Owned Vehicle
(February 3, 2016)
On February 2, 2016 at approximately 8:15 a.m. a City of Tigard employee called 9-1-1 to report that a city-owned vehicle had been stolen from the parking lot at Tigard City Hall located 13125 SW Hall Blvd. in Tigard. The employee advised the dispatcher that he observed a man enter the vehicle and drive away.

Tigard Police Plan Extra DUII Enforcement
(February 3, 2016)
Beginning on February 4th and continuing through February 7th, Tigard Police will have additional officers on the roadways to help ensure everyone’s safety. In cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Tigard Police will be participating in a grant-funded program to promote high visibility enforcement (HVE).

Beaverton Woman Killed in Weekend Crash in Tigard
(January 25, 2016)
A Beaverton woman was killed over the weekend in a two-car traffic crash. The crash occurred at approximately 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning, January 23, 2016 on Roy Rogers Rd., approximately 1/8 mile south of Scholls Ferry Rd. in Tigard.

Tigard High School Student Injured After Being Hit By Truck
(January 12, 2016)
A 14 year-old Tigard High School student is hospitalized as a result of being struck by a dump truck. A 9-1-1 call was made at approximately 3:30 p.m. requesting police and medical assistance. The incident took place along Durham Rd. near 90th Ave. in Tigard. Tigard High School had recessed for the day minutes earlier and students were leaving the campus when the accident occurred.

Woman Attacked by Tigard Teen

(January 4, 2016)
A Tigard teen has been charged with Attempted Murder following an alleged attack on a 59 year-old  woman. The incident began at approximately 8:00 p.m. on January 2, 2016 near the intersection of Walnut Street and 114th Avenue. The victim of the attack was walking with her dog when allegedly attacked by the teen. Prior to the incident, the victim had never met the suspect. Stranger to stranger crimes in Tigard are rare.  

2015 Media Releases

Tigard Police Conduct Gift Card Fraud Investigation - Nearly 500 iPhones Seized
(December 22, 2015)
On December 4th, investigators with the Tigard Police Commercial Crimes Unit were participating in a mission to identify possible organized retail theft occurring at the Washington Square Mall in Tigard. During the operation, a Tigard Police detective observed a man conducting suspicious transactions at the Apple Store using large stacks of gift cards, which can be indicative of organized retail crime.

Tigard Police Investigating Fourth Homicide of 2015

(December 15, 2015)
A 9-1-1 call on December 15, 2015 sent Tigard Police to the Pacific Village Apartments located 9655 SW McKenzie St. in Tigard. The caller stated he discovered the body of his brother at the location. The victim, 26 year-old Luis Alberto Aguilar-Estrada died of homicidal violence inside his apartment. An autopsy concluded the victim died of a single gun-shot to the upper extremities.

Tigard Police Sex Abuse Investigation Leads To Conviction of Florida Man
(December 14, 2015)
On December 3rd, after a three-day trial concluded, a Washington County jury found a 59 year-old Florida man guilty on eight counts of felony sex abuse. David Wayne Brooker was sentenced to 20 years in state prison.

Prostitution Crackdown in Tigard
(December 9, 2015)
On December 8th, the Tigard Police Commercial Crimes Unit conducted an operation to target and arrest prostitution customers or "johns." As a result, 10 adult males were taken into custody and charged with Patronizing a Prostitute for Services.

Tigard Police Plan Extra DUII Enforcement
(December 9, 2015)
Beginning on December 11th and continuing through January 1st, Tigard Police will have additional officers on the roadways to help ensure everyone’s safety. In cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Tigard Police will be participating in a grant-funded program to promote high visibility enforcement (HVE).

Tigard Man Drowns In Tualatin River
(December 9, 2015)
Tigard Police received a call at approximately 2:45 p.m. on December 8th reporting that a person was seen in the Tualatin River adjacent to Cook Park in Tigard. Within minutes, a Tigard Police officer arrived at the boat launch area of the park and learned from witnesses that a man had jumped into the river and was being carried quickly downriver.

Tigard Police Designated as Top Tip-A-Cop Fundraiser
(November 3, 2015)
In a recent communication from Special Olympics Oregon, the Tigard Police Department was identified as the top fundraising agency within the entire state of Oregon as a result of the recent Tip-A-Cop event. In cooperation with the Red Robin Restaurant located at Washington Square in Tigard, the annual Tip-A-Cop event held on October 24th brought in $5,313.00. The money collected in Tigard came from the generous support of guests who dined at the restaurant during the day-long event.

Juvenile In Custody After Assaulting Family Member 

(October 30, 2015)
A 12 year-old boy in Tigard was taken into custody on October 29, 2015 as a result of allegedly strangling his sibling after an argument between the two had escalated. The incident occurred in the Tigard home where both children reside with their parent. Neither child informed their parent of what had occurred until later that evening when the victim confided with the parent and relayed the incident details.

Police Take Lead To Help Make Rental Properties Safer
(October 23, 2015)
The Westside Crime Prevention Coalition (WCPC) will present a training opportunity to rental property owners, managers and landlords on Saturday, November 21, 2015. John Campbell will present the eight-hour training session titled “Keeping Illegal Activity Off Rental Properties.” The all-day training will take place at PCC at Willow Creek located 245 SW Edgeway in Beaverton. The course will begin at 8:30 a.m. and continue until 5:00 p.m.
 
Second Successful WCPC Safety Academy To Graduate Fifteen Adults
(October 22, 2015)
The Westside Crime Prevention Coalition (WCPC) will proudly graduate fifteen candidates on Monday, October 26, 2015 at 6 p.m. The graduation will take place at the Hillsboro Police Department’s Main Precinct. This marks the successful completion of the coalition’s second program season since it began earlier this year. The Safety Academy, unlike any other program offered, is a free and unique police awareness and personal safety program for adults with developmental disabilities in Washington County. 
 
High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) Planned in Tigard Throughout the Labor Day Holiday Weekend
(September 2, 2015)
Over the long Labor Day holiday weekend, Tigard Police have plans for a high visibility enforcement (HVE) as part of a nationwide effort to reduce impaired drivers. Here in Tigard, grant-funded overtime for officers will allow extra patrol to locate drivers who are operating a vehicle under the influence. Dedicated Tigard officers will be out September 4th through the 8th.

Tigard Police Commercial Crimes Unit Recovers Over 100K of Stolen Property

(August 12, 2015)
On August 10th, Tigard Police served a search warrant at a home located on the 10800 block of SW Canterbury Lane in Tigard. The home was the subject of a search to recover merchandise fraudulently obtained from the Williams Sonoma retail store located at the Washington Square Mall. In the search, Tigard Police investigators seized over $100,000 worth of merchandise in the home known to be part of an alleged internal theft involving online purchasing and fraudulent refunds without returning the items.
 
Suspect Arrested After Taking Up-Skirt Photos of Women
(August 10, 2015)
A 24 year-old Tualatin man was arrested Saturday at a clothing store located at Washington Square Mall in Tigard. The suspect, Ignacio Manuel Napoles-Cinto was allegedly taking photos of unsuspecting women who were shopping. Tigard Police were called to the H&M retailer at approximately 2:20 p.m. on August 8th after store security detained Napoles-Cinto. A short time earlier, two young girls reported to H&M security seeing a man positioning a phone under women’s skirts.
 
Motorcyclist Killed In Tigard Crash
(June 26, 2015)
Thursday, June 25, at the start of the afternoon rush-hour, a man was killed when the motorcycle he was operating collided with a passenger vehicle. The crash occurred at approximately 3:20 p.m. at the intersection of Pacific Highway and Walnut St. in Tigard. Traffic along busy Pacific Highway was closed intermittently for a couple hours as investigators worked to identify the cause of the crash.
 
Vehicle Driven Into Tigard Post Office Injures One 

(June 23, 2015)
A 76 year-old Tigard woman was injured when a vehicle crashed through the windows of the Tigard Branch of the US Postal Service. The facility is located 11210 SW Main St. in Tigard. The crash occurred on June 23 at approximately 11:50 a.m.

Tigard Police Investigating Homicide
(June 7, 2015)
On June 7th at approximately 8:10 p.m., a call to police from a resident at 8955 SW Hamlet St. in Tigard reported hearing a gunshot outside the home. Police arrived minutes later and discovered a body outside the residence. Tigard Police immediately began a death investigation and requested assistance from the Washington County Major Crimes Team.
 
Prostitution Crackdown in Tigard
(June 3, 2015)
On Tuesday, May 26th, the Tigard Police Commercial Crimes Unit conducted an operation to target and arrest prostitution customers or “johns.” As a result, nine men were taken into custody and charged with Patronizing a Prostitute for Services.
 
Ex-Wife of Tigard Homicide Victim Arrested On Ammunition Charges

(April 10, 2015)
On Thursday, April 9, 2015, Tigard Police assisted ATF with the arrest of 35 year-old Lauren Nguyen. The arrest took place at approximately 7:30 a.m. near her Tigard residence.
 
New Police Program to Benefit Adults with Developmental Disabilities

(April 7, 2015)
The Westside Crime Prevention Coalition is pleased to introduce a new learning opportunity to Washington County adults with developmental disabilities. The Safety Academy is a free and unique police awareness and personal safety program.
 
Tigard Homicide Suspect Arrested

(March 31, 2015)
On Friday, March 27, Tigard Police arrested 38 year-old Nicholas Krochmal Jr. of Lake Oswego, for the alleged murder of his father, 73 year-old Nick Krochmal Sr. The 38 year-old suspect turned himself in at the Tigard Police Department late afternoon that same date.
 
Tigard Police Investigating Overnight Stabbing

(March 18, 2015)
On Monday, March 17, at approximately 11:15 p.m., a 9-1-1 call stated that a man was bleeding and lying on a sidewalk near Pacific Highway and Garrett Street in Tigard.
 
Tualatin Woman Arrested by Tigard Police After Pursuit
(March 12, 2015)
On Wednesday, March 11, 2015, a Tualatin woman led Tigard Police on a pursuit lasting 20 minutes. The route which extended into three neighboring cities ended when the suspect, 48 year-old Melissa Wilson attempted to drive the wrong way onto Highway 217 in Beaverton.

Tigard Police Chief Joins Mayor Cook For Fireside Chat

(March 5, 2015)

If you are in the neighborhood, please consider stopping-in to Symposium Coffee when the next Fireside Chat with Tigard Mayor John Cook also includes Tigard Police Chief Alan Orr.
 
Pedestrian Dies of Injuries After Being Struck By Vehicle
(February 12, 2015)
A 90 year-old Beaverton woman died the following day of injuries apparently sustained after being struck by a vehicle. The incident occurred when the victim, Martha Neal, was attempting to cross on foot Pacific Highway at Hall Blvd. The incident occurred Monday, February 16, 2015 at approximately 3:00 p.m.

Tigard Murder Suspect Apprehended
(February 10, 2015)
Tigard murder suspect, Orlando Lee Pouncey was arrested last night at approximately 6:30 p.m. in Spanaway, WA by members of the US Marshals Pacific NW Violent Offender Task Force and the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office. Pouncey was located at a residence near the 100 block of 163rd Street South, Spanaway, WA and taken into custody without incident.
  
Warrant Issued for Tigard Homicide Suspect
(February 5, 2015)
A Washington County judge issued an arrest warrant for Orlando Lee Pouncey (DOB 071985) in connection with the murder of 36 year-old Jerry Duy Nguyen of Beaverton. Pouncey was indicted by a Washington County grand jury on Wednesday. 
 

Tigard Police and OLCC Conduct Compliance Checks in Tigard
(February 4, 2015)
One out of 9 businesses visited in Tigard on January 29, 2015 failed to pass an OLCC check for alcohol sales to minors. The Tigard Police Department assisted the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) with this effort.
 
Tigard Police Investigating Homicide

(February 2, 2015)
On Friday, January 30, 2015 at approximately 5:45 p.m. Tigard Police were called to an area of SW 107th and Canterbury Lane in Tigard on reports of shots fired and a disturbance call. Tigard officers quickly located a gunshot victim lying outside a garage located at the Canterbury Heights Condominiums. Upon finding the victim, a Tigard officer began to administer life-saving chest compressions. The victim, 37 year-old Jerry Duy Nguyen, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Tigard Police Investigating Pedestrian Fatality
(January 21, 2015)
A 31 year-old West Linn woman identified as Krista Nielsen was struck and killed by a tow truck in Tigard on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. A 9-1-1 call to Tigard Police was made by a witness at 2:19 a.m. The incident occurred in the northbound lanes of Pacific Highway near 71st Avenue. 
  
Tigard Police and OLCC Conduct Compliance Checks Throughout Tigard
(January 19, 2015)
Two out of 10 businesses visited in Tigard on January 14, 2015 failed to pass an OLCC check for alcohol sales to minors. The Tigard Police Department assisted the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) with this effort. This grant-funded effort consists of a team of two Tigard Police officers and an OLCC inspector accompanying an eighteen year-old male volunteer.



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