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News Releases
Hillsboro Police Arrest Hit and Run Suspect - 07/13/14
Earlier this afternoon, KEVIN BORCHERT, age 48, contacted Hillsboro Police to report that he thought he might have been in a crash the prior evening on SE Borwick St. Officers went to BORCHERT's residence and determined that the damage to BORCHERT's vehicle, a dark green 2004 Porsche Boxster, matched that of the reported suspect vehicle in a hit and run crash in the 6500 block of SE Borwick St. that injured a 9 year old boy. BORCHERT's residence was approximately one-half mile from the crash location. BORCHERT was arrested and lodged at the Washington County Jail on charges of Failure to Perform Duties of Driver When Person is Injured and Reckless Driving.

Hillsboro Police ask that anyone who may have witnessed the incident to call 503-629-0111.
Hillsboro Police Seek Hit and Run Driver - 07/13/14
On July 12 at about 9:30 PM, officers from the Hillsboro Police Department responded to a report of a hit and run crash in the 6500 block of SE Borwick St. Witnesses reported seeing a dark green compact convertible car traveling westbound on SE Borwick St. strike a 9 year old boy on a bicycle in the head with its passenger side rearview mirror. The force of the impact pushed the boy into the 10 year old girl walking with him, and the mirror was shorn off the car. Miraculously, the boy received only minor injuries, and the girl was not injured.

The vehicle was estimated by witnesses to be traveling in excess of the posted 25 MPH speed limit, and it was last seen turning southbound on SE Century Blvd. after failing to stop at the scene of the crash. Witnesses were not able to provide officers with a description of the driver, and an extensive area check by officers did not locate the vehicle.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who has information regarding the whereabouts of the suspect or suspect vehicle are asked to contact Hillsboro Police at 503-629-0111.
Hillsboro Police Arrest Burglary Suspect - 07/12/14
Shortly before midnight on July 11, Hillsboro Police Department officers and Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested KEVIN TOLER, age 22, at a residence in Cornelius following a burglary and theft of a firearm earlier in the day at 2905 SW Cornelius Pass Rd. TOLER was lodged in the Washington County Jail on charges of Burglary in the First Degree and Theft in the First Degree.
Hillsboro Police Investigate Burglary - 07/11/14
Hillsboro Police and Washington County Tactical Team respond to a barricaded burglary suspect.

On 07-11-14 at 1:30 PM, Hillsboro police officers responded to 2905 SW Cornelius Pass Rd in Hillsboro at the report of a burglary suspect at the location. The witness reported that a male suspect had entered an apartment unit and had gained entry into another adjoining apartment by kicking a wall and gaining access through the attic area.

Once inside the suspect stole guns from the apartment and officers believe that he barricaded himself in the attic. Officers contained the area and evacuated people from the 4-plex-apartment bldg.
Due to the dangerous nature of the situation and the suspect's possession of weapons, the Washington County Tactical Negotiations Team and Crisis Intervention Unit were activated.

The tactical team responded and cleared the structure at about 8:30 PM and discovered that the suspect was not at the location and that he had fled prior to containment.

The suspect has not been identified and he remains at large. He is described as a white male in his early 20's.

No persons were injured during this incident.

This case remains under investigation.


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4th of July Traffic Detail Results - 07/11/14
Over the 4th of July weekend Hillsboro police conducted high visibility traffic enforcement details focusing on education and compliance of traffic safety laws.

Officers were out in force and worked to keep our streets safer with a total of 1 DUII arrest and other traffic warnings and citations issued.
HPD tanks the public for choosing not to drink and drive and for helping to make our city safer for everyone.

Please never drink and drive and always report those who do.
Have a safe summer.

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Hillsboro Police Encourage Holiday Safety - 07/02/14
The men and women of the Hillsboro Police Department wish you a happy and safe Independence Day.

Hillsboro police will have officers dedicated to neighborhood safety and extra patrols on July 4th and throughout the weekend.
Please keep your celebrations safe and consider the following advice:

Fireworks Safety Tips
* Only adults should light or handle fireworks.
* Supervise children all times when fireworks are being used.
* Please Store fireworks, matches and lighters out of reach of children.
* Use fireworks outside on a paved surface, away from buildings and bushes.
* Have a hose or bucket of water on hand to douse misfired and spent fireworks, and extinguish potential fires.
* Never point or throw fireworks at buildings or people.
* Never alter or make your own fireworks.


What is Illegal?
Oregon basically bans all fireworks that fly, explode, or act in an uncontrolled manner. Popular fireworks such as M80s, roman candles, firecrackers, and bottle rockets, are illegal in the state of Oregon.


What are the Penalties? Under Oregon law, officials can seize illegal fireworks and you can be fined up to $500 per violation and the violator could be arrested.

Please keep it legal, keep it safe and enjoy the 4th of July.

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Results of Pedestrian Safety Detail - 06/27/14
The Hillsboro Police Department held their first Pedestrian Safety Enforcement detail of the summer on Thursday, June 26th at the corner of NE 8th and Main Street in Hillsboro.

The detail was held for three hours. During that timeframe, 13 citations for crosswalk law infractions were issued. Six citations for other offenses were issued. 11 warning were issued for crosswalk law infractions as well as three warnings for other offenses.

Hillsboro Police will hold two more Pedestrian Safety Enforcement details later this summer.

This is part of our commitment to traffic safety and to helping to keep Hillsboro safe for all people who use our roadways and walkways.


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Hillsboro Police Investigate Train Vs. Bicyclist Crash - 06/26/14
On 06/26/14 at 8:35 PM Hillsboro police responded to a collision between a man on a bicycle and a Tri-Met Train.

The crash occurred on SE 10th Avenue at Washington St whereby a 58 year old male, unknown identity, was riding his bicycle southbound on 10th Avenue as a Tri-Met train was traveling westbound on the tracks on Washington St. crossing 10th St.
The man on the bicycle was riding on the sidewalk when he ran into the side of the train causing him to fall onto the roadway.

The man was not run over by the train but did suffer serious head injuries that appear serious during this incident.
The bicyclist was transported to Emanuel Hospital via ambulance. No one on the train was injured and the train immediately stopped.

The roadway will be closed for approx 4 hours during this investigation conducted by HPD, Washington County CART Team, Tri-Met, and Transit Police.
10th avenue will be closed between Baseline Rd and Main Street and Washington St will be closed between 9th Avenue and 11th Avenue. Tri-Met will bus riders around the area during this investigation.

The identity of the bicyclist will not be released at this time pending proper notifications.

UPDATE: SE 10th Avenue has been reopened to vehicular traffic as of 11:20 PM.


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High Visibility Traffic Enforcement Details Planned By Hillsboro Police - 06/24/14
The men and women of the Hillsboro Police Department are committed to traffic safety and to reducing driving under the influence.

Over the 4th of July holiday weekend, the Hillsboro Police department is conducting high visibility enforcement traffic details targeting DUI drivers and violators of other traffic offenses.

The public is encouraged to drive safely, encouraged friends to do the same and to never drink and drive.

Have a safe and happy 4th of July holiday.

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Pedestrian Safety Details Planned - 06/23/14
In an effort to make Hillsboro a safer city, the Hillsboro Police Department is conducting pedestrian safety details on June 26, 2014. Also other traffic safety details will continue throughout the summer.

Police officers will be working in extra details in areas of pedestrian travel to assist motorists in complying with traffic laws related to pedestrians and other violations.

The motorists are reminded to always slow near crosswalks and pay extra attention to pedestrians and bicyclists.
Pedestrians are reminded to watch for vehicles and utilize crosswalks when available.

Please Share our road and pedestrians ways safely.

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