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News Releases
Hillsboro Police Announce Arrest of Person of Interest in Homicide Investigation - 08/31/14
On the evening of August 30, Clark County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Eric PETERSEN on a Probation Violation warrant near LaCenter, Washington. PETERSEN was booked into the Clark County Jail. PETERSEN was named as a person of interest in an ongoing homicide investigation that occurred in Hillsboro on August 29. Hillsboro Police Department detectives continue their investigation into this matter.
Photograph of Eric Petersen
Photograph of Eric Petersen
Hillsboro Police Identify Homicide Victim and Person of Interest (Photo) - 08/30/14
The victim of yesterday's homicide in a Hillsboro apartment complex has been identified as 24-year old Aimie ZDRANTAN. Ms. ZDRANTAN was a resident of the apartment complex in which she was found deceased.

Detectives with the Hillsboro Police Department have identified Ms. ZDRANTAN's boyfriend, Eric Christopher PETERSEN, age 24, as a person of interest in the case. Mr. PETERSEN also goes by the alias "Eric Brown". Mr. PETERSEN is a white male who stands 5'11" and weighs approximately 145 pounds. He has reddish-brown hair and blue eyes. Mr. PETERSEN is the subject of an unrelated arrest warrant for Probation Violation, and he is considered armed and dangerous. If anyone sees Mr. PETERSEN or knows of his whereabouts, they are urged to call 911. A photograph of PETERSEN is attached to this release.

Hillsboro Police Department detectives are continuing their investigation and asking for anyone with information to call the Hillsboro Police Department. More details will be released as they become available.
Attached Media Files: Photograph of Eric Petersen
Hillsboro Police Investigate Homicide - 08/29/14
On August 29 at about 11:40 AM, Hillsboro Police Department officers were dispatched to a report of a stabbing in an apartment at the Minter Bridge Square complex, located at 1821 SE Minter Bridge Rd. Upon arrival, officers located an adult female who was deceased of apparent homicidal violence. The identity of the victim is not being released at this time pending notification of family.

The Hillsboro Police Department Investigations Division has assumed lead investigative responsibility for this matter with the assistance of the Washington County Major Crimes Team. Further details will be released as they become known.
Hillsboro Police to Conduct High Visibility Traffic Enforcement for Labor Day Weekend - 08/26/14
Over the upcoming Labor Day weekend, the Hillsboro Police Department will be conducting High Visibility Enforcement traffic details targeting DUII drivers and violators of other traffic laws. As it has in years past, the Hillsboro Police Department will be joining the nationwide "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign, which pledges to have police officers around the United States strictly enforce DUII laws from Friday, August 29 through Monday, September 1.

The Hillsboro Police Department has zero tolerance for DUII throughout the year, but it will be increasing its presence of police officers on the street this weekend who will be dedicated to enforcing DUII and other traffic laws.

The Hillsboro Police Department is dedicated to ensuring the safety of the motoring public. We encourage everyone who is going out to celebrate the holiday weekend to have a sober designated driver and to encourage their friends to do the same. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday weekend.
Hillsboro police announce arrest in shooting investigation - 08/25/14
The Washington County Interagency Gang Enforcement Team (IGET) has assumed the lead role in the investigation of the shooting that occurred on Saturday, August 23 at 2400 SE Brookwood Ave. On Sunday, August 24, IGET members arrested Marcos A. TENORIO, age 20, in Cornelius on charges stemming from an incident in that city. Following further investigation into the Brookwood Ave. shooting, IGET members subsequently charged TENORIO on Monday, August 25 with Attempted Murder and Unlawful Use of Weapon. TENORIO remains lodged in the Washington County Jail on these charges.

IGET is an interagency team comprised of members from the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Beaverton Police Department, and Hillsboro Police Department.
Hillsboro Police Investigate Shooting - 08/24/14
On August 23 at about 9:40 PM, officers responded to a report of a shooting in the parking lot of the Brookwood II Apartments, located at 2400 SE Brookwood Ave. in Hillsboro. Officers learned that an unidentified suspect in a small dark passenger car pulled into the parking lot and fired several rounds from a small caliber handgun at a male in the parking lot. A parked vehicle was struck by gunfire, but neither the male nor any other persons were injured by the shots. Another male in the complex, who observed the incident, then fired at least one round from a rifle in response to the suspect's actions. The suspect vehicle then drove away.

The suspect has not been identified and no arrests have been made. HPD Detectives are continuing to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hillsboro Police Department through the non-emergency line at 503-629-0111.
Hillsboro Police Focus On Traffic Safety - 08/18/14
In Oregon last year, 997 child passengers under age eight were injured and three were killed in motor vehicles crashes - of these, 12 were riding totally unrestrained.
It's critical that child passengers use the right safety restraint for their age, weight and size - and to help ensure this, law enforcement from local police agencies, sheriff offices and Oregon State Police will participate in the "Click It or Ticket" overtime campaign throughout the state from Aug. 25 - Sept. 7.

It's worth the effort to make sure our most vulnerable passengers are buckled up correctly. And most Oregonians do: a statewide observation survey from June 2013 found 98 percent of Oregon's motoring public using safety belts, making Oregon the highest belt use state in the country. Still, in 2012, 61 of Oregon's 198 occupant fatalities were reportedly unrestrained.

Hillsboro police are participating in ODOT grants from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for overtime safety belt enforcement campaigns.

For child passengers, Oregon law states the following:

* A child weighing less than 40 pounds must be properly restrained in a child safety seat.
* A child under one year of age or weighing less than twenty pounds must be restrained in a rear-facing child seat.
* A child over forty pounds but under age eight or less than 4' 9" tall must be restrained in either a child seat with harness system or in a booster seat that raises the child up so that a lap and shoulder belt system fit correctly.

Please click it, properly restrain kids and drive safely!

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Hillsboro Police Clarify Suspect Information - 08/12/14
Beginning in the month of May, Hillsboro PD was investigating a series of pharmacy robberies that occurred in the cities of Hillsboro and Beaverton over a period of 43 days.

A gun was seen or intimated in each of those robberies, and officers were concerned about an escalating threat of violence.
On July 4, 2014, officers arrested Adam Michael Horstman, age 28, of Gaston in connection with those robberies. Mr. Horstman was lodged at the Washington County Jail on suspicion of multiple robberies.

On July 9, 2014, Mr. Horstman was released from jail as the Washington County District Attorney dismissed the case pending additional investigation. After further investigation, Hillsboro Police determined that Shawn Michael Simmons, age 29, of Beaverton was the primary suspect in the listed string of robberies. Simmons was arrested on July 24, 2014 for the robberies and lodged at the Washington County Jail.

The District Attorney did pursue charges against Simmons, and he was indicted by a Washington County Grand Jury on July 28, 2014 on multiple charges related to the pharmacy robberies.

Based on the facts gleaned from the investigation, it has been determined that Mr. Horstman was not involved in the string of robberies.

No further information is currently available at this time regarding this case.

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Hillsboro Police Focus On Pedestrian Safety - 08/12/14
The Hillsboro police department is actively engaged in ways to make our city streets, walk ways and bike ways safe for people using them. A big part of that are our pedestrian safety details.

On August 14, 2014 we will be out at 28th Ave and Hyde St. enforcing and educating drivers not stopping for pedestrians and encouraging pedestrians to use safe crossing practices.
The hours are from 10:00- am to 1:00 PM

We encourage all motorists to be sure to drive safely and obey all traffic regulations.

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