Hillsboro Police Dept.
Emergency Messages as of 2:36 pm, Fri. Nov. 27
No information currently posted; operating as usual.
News Releases
Hillsboro Police Investigate Suicide Incident - 11/05/15
On 11/05/15 at approx 1225 PM, Washington County Sheriff's Deputies were called to an address on Bald Peak on a suicidal female who reportedly had a gun and knife. Deputies were advised that the woman had left the location in a vehicle possibly headed for her residence in Hillsboro.

Deputies discovered the woman in her vehicle at the intersection of River Rd and Minter Bridge Rd in Hillsboro and initiated a traffic stop. Upon stopping the car at that location the driver of the car, a 57 year old woman from Hillsboro fired a round from a handgun. This round ricocheted out of the car and the bullet or some shrapnel struck the deputy in the leg causing a bruise.

The woman in the car shot herself and was pronounced deceased on scene. No shots were fired by police or deputies on scene.

The name of the woman cannot be released at this time pending next of kin notifications.

Minter Bridge Rd and River were shut down for three hours and now all lanes are open.

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Hillsboro Police Hold Shred Event - 11/04/15
In an effort to reduce identity theft and fraud crimes, the Hillsboro police department will hold a free document shredding event for the public on November 7, 2015.

The event will be held at the Hillsboro Post Office located at 125 S. 1st Avenue in downtown Hillsboro. The shred event begins at 8:00 AM and ends at Noon.
Hillsboro police cadets and members of the HPD Community Enhancement Team will be on hand to assist people with on site document destruction.

Please be advised that only three bankers type boxes will be accepted per person and the public is reminded to obey parking and traffic regulations around the event in the post office parking lot.

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