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Tigard Police Arrest Beaverton Man For Bank Robbery
(November 21, 2018)
Tigard Police investigators arrested a 49-year-old Beaverton man who allegedly robbed the Tigard Key Bank on November 13, 2018. Investigators were spurred by tips from the public.

Tigard Homeowner Confronts and Shoots Intruder
(November 14, 2018)
At approximately 7:15 a.m. on November 14, a 9-1-1 call alerted Tigard Police that an intruder was attempting entry into a residence located at 11075 SW Sage Terrace in Tigard. The caller advised the police dispatcher that he confronted the suspect and a gun was discharged. Tigard Police were on-scene within minutes.

Tigard Key Bank Robbery

(November 13, 2018)
Tigard Police are asking for help to identify and locate a suspect who allegedly robbed the Tigard Key Bank on Tuesday, November 13th. The bank is located at 11665 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard. A 9-1-1 call at approximately 2:20 p.m. alerted police of the robbery who then quickly set up containment and searched the area. The suspect remains at large.

Tigard Police and OLCC Conduct Compliance Check in Tigard

(September 20, 2018)
Nine out of 10 businesses visited in Tigard on September 19, successfully passed 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 nineteen year-old volunteer.
 
Altercation Led To a Stabbing Along a Beaverton/Tigard Walking Trail

(August 19, 2018)
Tigard Police is investigating a stabbing that occurred on the popular Barrows Park Trail. The incident occurred in the area of Horizon Blvd. just south of Barrows Rd. in the Progress Ridge area at approximately 5:30 p.m. on August 17.

Tigard Police Set To Begin Seat Belt Enforcement Campaign
(August 19, 2018)
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 20 and continue until September 2, 2018.

Tigard Police Reminds Motorists to Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
(August 15, 2018)
The end of summer is traditionally marked by the Labor Day holiday. Sadly, the Labor Day holiday is also one of the deadliest, with drunk drivers endangering themselves and others on America’s roadways.

Pedestrian Fatality In Tigard
(July 25, 2018)
On Wednesday, July 25, a semi-truck fatally hit a 32 year-old man seated in a wheelchair, as he attempted to cross Pacific Highway. The crash occurred at approximately 1:25 a.m. Tigard Police and the Washington County CART (Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team) were called to the scene on the 13700 block of SW Pacific Highway.

Convenience Store Employee Assaulted During Robbery
(July 16, 2018)
Shortly after 3:00 a.m. on Monday, July 16, Tigard Police were called to the Plaid Pantry convenience store located at 15995 SW Hall Blvd in Tigard. An injured employee called and reported he was allegedly beaten with a gun during a robbery attempt. The victim further added after unsuccessfully obtaining any money or otherwise, the suspect fled on foot into the neighborhood.

Series of Tigard Burglaries Ends With Arrest

(July 2, 2018)
Tigard Police arrested a 55 year-old man earlier today allegedly responsible for a series of burglaries in Tigard. The suspect, Ronald Lee Dickinson, had been originally contacted by Tigard Police on July 1 for an unrelated harassment investigation. During an interview, Tigard investigators developed information that implicated Dickinson for eight residential burglaries. All but one burglary occurred in Tigard.

Tigard Set to Begin Click It or Ticket Seat Belt Safety Campaign
(May 10, 2018)
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 beginning on May 14 and continuing through May 27.

Tigard Police and OLCC Conduct Compliance Check in Tigard
(May 8, 2018)
Two out of 9 businesses visited in Tigard on May 3 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 volunteer.

Tigard Police Commercial Crimes Unit Shuts Down Counterfeit Check Cashing Scheme
(April 12, 2018)
On April 11, detectives assigned to the Tigard Police Commercial Crimes Unit arrested three suspects who appeared to be part of a counterfeit check-cashing operation stemming from Georgia. The investigation began the day prior when a Tigard Umpqua Bank employee contacted Tigard Police to advise that a subject currently inside the bank was attempting to cash a counterfeit check. A Tigard Police officer quickly arrived at the bank and arrested the suspect.

Prostitution Crackdown in Tigard

(March 28, 2017)
On March 22, the Tigard Police Commercial Crimes Unit conducted an operation to target and arrest prostitution customers or "johns." As a result, four adult males were taken into custody and charged with Commercial Sexual Solicitation.

Tigard Police Continue High Visibility Enforcement
(March 21, 2018)
During the most recent High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) campaign that took place March 16th through the 17th., Tigard Police arrested two drivers for DUII. In addition, officers also initiated 25 other traffic-related stops resulting in either citations or warnings for other traffic offenses such as speeding or driving with a suspended license.

Off-Duty Tigard Police Officer Suspected of Driving While Under the Influence
(March 8, 2018)
While off-duty, a member of the Tigard Police Department was arrested under suspicion of driving while intoxicated. The arrest was made by the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office. Ron Wommack, an 18-year veteran with the agency, has been placed on administrative leave.

Former Tigard High School Educator and Coach Charged With Alleged Sex Abuse
(February 2, 2018)
On February 1, a former Tigard High School Teacher and Coach was arrested by Tigard Police on sex abuse charges. Marcus D. Jolley, 40, was taken into custody by Tigard Police detectives at his home without incident. Jolley was the center of an in-depth investigation after a former Tigard High School student disclosed the alleged sex abuse to a Tigard Police School Resource Officer.

Tigard Police Investigating Armed Robbery (photos included) 
(January 31, 2018)
An employee of the Astro Gas Station located at 12885 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard, reported being robbed by an armed man. The incident occurred on Tuesday, January 30 at approximately 11:30 p.m. The victim stated that while standing inside the outdoor kiosk, the suspect approached on foot. 

Tigard Police Plan Extra DUII Enforcement
(January 31, 2018)
Beginning on February 1st and continuing through Super Bowl Sunday, 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).

Second Stranger Danger Incident in Tigard
(January 12, 2018)
On Thursday, January 11, a parent reported to Tigard Police that her child was approached by a stranger while walking home from school. The incident occurred at approximately 2:35 p.m. in the vicinity of 93rd and Inez St. in Tigard, just blocks away from Templeton Elementary School.

Elementary School Student Approached By Stranger In Van
(January 4, 2018)
Tigard Police would like to take this opportunity to remind parents the importance of speaking to their children regarding safety. Children should be encouraged to be alert and to know what steps to take in the event they find themselves in a situation that could be uncomfortable or possibly harmful.

High Visibility Enforcement Campaign Yields Multiple DUII Arrests
(January 3, 2018)
During the most recent High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) campaign which began on December 15th and ended January 1, 2018; 5 drivers were arrested for DUII and one driver charged with MIP (Minor in Possession).

Tigard Police and OLCC Conduct Compliance Check in Tigard
(January 2, 2018)
One out of 12 businesses visited in Tigard on December 27th 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.

2017 Media Releases

Tigard Police Arrest Corvallis Man For Sex Abuse
(December 21, 2017)
On December 20, Tigard Police investigators arrested a Corvallis man on seven counts of sex abuse. Muhammad L. Hasan, 50, was taken into custody at his residence in Corvallis without incident. Hasan was indicted last week by a Washington County Grand Jury.

Off-Duty Tigard Officer Injured In Overnight Crash
(December 14, 2017)
An off-duty Tigard Police Officer was seriously injured on December 14, when a suspected intoxicated driver slammed into his vehicle. The crash occurred at approximately 1:35 a.m. on Highway US 26 in Hillsboro near the Cornelius Pass exit.

Tigard Police Investigating Pair of Robberies
(December 12, 2017)
At approximately 6:55 p.m. on Saturday, December 9, an employee of the Elmer's Restaurant located at 14055 SW Pacific Highway in Tigard reported being robbed. The robbery occurred inside the video poker and lottery lounge, located within the restaurant. The employee sustained minor injuries during the ordeal.

Tigard Police Joins Nextdoor Online Community
(November 15, 2017)
In an effort to expand outreach to the Tigard community, Tigard Police is now communicating using the increasingly popular social media network — Nextdoor. With this move, Tigard Police is able to use a platform that currently reaches 7,300 residents and continues to grow each month.

Tigard Police Officer Injured In Crash
(November 6, 2017)
While riding upon a motorcycle en route to an emergency, a Tigard Police officer was struck by a vehicle. The incident occurred shortly after 7:00 a.m. on November 6th as the officer was traveling northbound along Pacific Highway near Greenburg Rd. in Tigard. A vehicle attempting to change lanes, struck the officer as he was proceeding with emergency lights and sirens activated.

Tigard Police Participating in National Drug Take-Back Event
(October 23, 2017)
On Saturday, October 28, the Tigard Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will once again provide an opportunity to Tigard residents 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 at 13125 SW Hall Blvd. between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The service is free and anonymous.

Assault Suspect Steals Tigard Police Vehicle
(October 19, 2017)
On October 18, 2017 at approximately 4:25 p.m., a Tigard Police officer was called to an apartment dwelling located at 16280 SW 113th Ave. in Tigard. A caller reported two men fighting. When the officer arrived he observed an adult male being treated by medical personnel at the scene. As the officer was exiting his vehicle, he was met by another adult male who was told to wait nearby. While the officer attempted to check on the injured man, the suspect entered the unoccupied patrol vehicle and drove-off.

Police Take Lead To Help Make Rental Properties Safer
(October 16, 2017)
The Westside Crime Prevention Coalition (WCPC) will present a training opportunity to rental property owners, managers and landlords on Saturday, November 18th. John Campbell, of Campbell DeLong Resources Inc. 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 4:00 p.m. The registration fee prior to November 3 is $55.00. On November 4 or later, the fee increases to $65.00. The training includes a continental breakfast, lunch and a training manual.

Tigard Police Participating In Special Olympics Fundraiser
(October 16, 2017)
Tigard Police give a whole new meaning to "protect and serve" at an upcoming Tip-a-Cop event. Tigard officers will serve as celebrity waiters and donate all the tips collected to Oregon Special Olympics. The annual fundraiser will take place on Saturday, October 21st at the Red Robin Restaurant located at 10100 SW Washington Square Rd. in Tigard. The event is scheduled from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and resume from 5 p.m. until 9 pm at the Washington Square Mall location.

Tigard Police Enforcing Downtown Parking Restrictions
(September 7, 2017)
Beginning in June, Tigard Police began enforcing the 2-hour parking limits in the downtown Tigard area. That effort was in response for the need to alleviate parking congestion and/or lack of available parking spaces downtown. A renewed downtown vibrancy resulted in more visitors to the area.

Tigard Police Reminds Motorists to Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
(August 17, 2017)
Tigard Police is partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to stop drunk drivers and help keep our roads safe. The high-visibility national enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, runs from August 16 through September 4, 2017. Grant-funded overtime will place extra Tigard officers on our streets with the sole purpose of arresting drivers under the influence.

Tigard Police Set To Begin Pedestrian Safety Enforcement
(August 3, 2017)
On Monday, August 7, the Tigard Police Traffic Safety Unit will be taking extra steps to ensure pedestrian safety while bringing added attention to the importance of pedestrian related traffic laws. Oregon law requires motorists to yield and stop for pedestrians who are legally crossing streets. Violation of the law is a Class B traffic infraction with a penalty of $260.00.

Tigard Police Arrest Sex Abuse Suspect
(July 30, 2017)
A three-week long sex abuse investigation culminated on July 27, 2017, when Tigard Police detectives arrested 29 year-old Daniel Alvin Kerbs. The Salem resident was taken into custody at the Woodburn Police Department, where the suspect is employed. Kerbs was later lodged in the Washington County Jail in Hillsboro.

Tigard Police Conduct Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operation

(June 21, 2017)
On June 19, members of the Tigard Police Traffic Safety Unit conducted a pedestrian safety enforcement operation. As a result, 19 drivers were issued a citation or warning for failing to stop and remain stopped for pedestrians in a crosswalk.

Tigard Police Participate in ODOT Traffic Safety Project
(June 14, 2017)
The Tigard Police Department continued their effort to bring awareness to the importance of drivers and passengers wearing safety belts while riding in a motor vehicle. The Oregon Safety Belt Enforcement Blitz was made possible through grant dollars awarded to agencies providing overtime opportunities for officers to carry out the program. 

Tigard Police Enforcing Downtown Parking Restrictions
(June 13, 2017)
In the continuing effort to ensure adequate parking for downtown Tigard visitors, Tigard Police began to enforce time-restricted parking earlier this month. Within the past several years, the addition of new businesses have added a vibrancy to the downtown area.

Tigard Police Investigating Bank Robbery
(June 4, 2017)
A Key Bank in Tigard located at 11665 SW Pacific Highway reported a robbery on June 2, 2017. A 9-1-1 call at approximately 11:15 a.m. advised a suspect entered the bank and demanded cash from a bank employee. A witness stated that the suspect displayed a handgun during the ordeal.

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.

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