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185th/Cornell. Shots fired - 10/17/17

Earlier today the Hillboro Police Department responded to a shots fired call at 185th and Cornell.

After investigating the call, it was determined that no shots were fired in the area. The culprit for all of the excitement was a car that had backfired several times.

k9 Billy
k9 Billy
Hillsboro Police Department's K9 Billy to get body armor (Photo) - 10/12/17

Hillsboro Police Department's K9 Billy will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Billy's vest is sponsored by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. and will be embroidered with the sentiment "In memory of K9 Ty, California City Police Department". Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.

Billy is a 4 year old Belgium Mallonios originally from the Netherlands. The Hillsboro Police Department purchased Billy in partnership with the Portland Police Bureau. He has been in Police service for two years and is certified patrol dog through Oregon Police Canine Association. K9 Billy is assigned to Officer Cory Zaugg.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 2,600 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over 2.1 million dollars.

The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.

The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 -- $2,283 and a five-year warranty, and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

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Safety Belt Blitz and Driver Sober campaign reults (Photo) - 10/02/17

The Hillsboro Police Department participated with law enforcement agencies across the state in a statewide safety belt and child car seat traffic enforcement "blitz' that ran from August 21 thru September 3, 2017.

In addition to looking for proper safety belt use and child car seat use, officers were also on the alert for persons exceeding the speed limit, distracted driving.

The enhanced safety belt enforcement grant is provided through overtime funding from the USDOT's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

As a result of the safety belt blitz, there were 168 enforcement contacts which generated 35 safety belt citations/warnings, 24 distracted driver citations/warnings and 0 DUII's.
Belt Compliance Rate: 80% (a decrease from the last blitz of 93%).

DUII enforcement - Labor Day, 9/4/17
19 contacts in 2 -- 4 hours shifts, 0 DUII's

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Timber
Timber
Hillsboro K9 receive protective vest (Photo) - 09/28/17

Timber, a Hillsboro Police K9, received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation via a non-profit organization.

Timber, a German shepherd-Belgian Malinois mix, has been in Hillsboro for the last year and a half, working with Officer Mike Lee. The two have numerous captures, but Timber did not have a protective vest.

The donation came from a Sherwood couple, via the non-profit Vested Interest in K9s, and will bear the words "Protection in memory of Sebastian and Lilo."

Vested Interest in K9s Inc. is a charity located in East Taunton, Massachusetts, whose mission is to provide protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States.

The Hillsboro Police Department is proud and grateful to receive this donation. It will help both Timber and his handler, Officer Lee, to do their jobs safely and more efficiently.

The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $1,050, but each vest has a value between $1,795 and $2,234 and a five-year warranty. Each vest weighs an average of 4 pounds to 5 pounds.

The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest provided more than 2,400 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of more than $1.9 million. All vests are custom made in the USA by Armor Express in Central Lake MI.

The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate.

For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9, East Taunton, MA 02718

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Aggravated animal abuse I - 09/27/17

At about 1:00 p.m. on 9/27/2017, the Hillsboro Police Department responded to 1818 SE Hanover Street in Hillsboro.

A neighbor called to advise that the resident of the home, Michael Scott Klein (07/23/80), was having a mental crisis and that he had killed his cat during the night. It was also reported that Klein's dog was also deceased.

Based on observations made by Officer's and the caller's statements, HPD obtained a warrant to search the house. With the assistance of Washington County's inter-agency Tactical Negotiation's Team and Crisis Negotiations Unit, entry was made into the residence and Klein was placed into custody.

Klein was booked into the Washington County Jail on a civil hold and was also charged with Aggravated Animal Abuse I.

According to family and neighbors, Klein has recently been experiencing mental health issues.

This case is still under investigation.