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Hillsboro Police Investigate Fatal Vehicle Vs. Pedestrian Crash - 03/01/15
On March 1, 2015 at 1:29 AM, officers from the Hillsboro Police Department and deputies from the Washington County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on SW Tualatin Valley Hwy. near the intersection with SW Cornelius Pass Rd. Officers found a 51 year old male laying in the center turn lane of SW Tualatin Valley Hwy. just east of the intersection.

The male was pronounced deceased at the scene as a result of injures sustained in the crash. The name of the deceased male is not being released at this time pending notification of next of kin.

Officers determined that the male had been struck in the westbound lanes by a westbound black 2008 Chevrolet Impala driven by Beatriz Rivera, age 29 of Issaquah Washington. Ms. Rivera remained at the scene. She was arrested on an unrelated misdemeanor warrant for Probation Violation and booked into the Washington County Jail.

The Washington County Collision Analysis Reconstruction Team responded to assist Hillsboro Police with the investigation. The cause of the crash remains under investigation, and alcohol has not been ruled out as a factor. SW Tualatin Valley Hwy. was reopened to traffic at approximately 7:00 AM.

Based upon witness information, a dark colored vehicle was observed swerving and avoiding a collision with the pedestrian just before he was struck by the Impala. Anyone with information about this vehicle or its driver is asked to call Hillsboro Police at 503-629-0111.

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Hillsboro Police and Hillsboro Water Departments Warn Against Imposters (Photo) - 02/24/15
The Hillsboro Police Department (HPD) reminds the public about personal safety following a recent report of individuals falsely identifying themselves as utility employees. Recently, HPD officers received a report of two suspicious men who gained access to a person's home by posing as water department employees.

The public is reminded of the following safety tips in situations like this:
* Do not open the door to someone you don't know.
* Ask for proper official identification
* Look for a city utility vehicle.
* Call the police if you feel suspicious about someone at your door.
* Share information about suspicious people with your neighbors.
* Ask for the person's purpose for being there.
* Do not allow anyone unknown to enter your home without a bona fide prior appointment.

The following is a reminder from your Hillsboro water utilities:
It has been recently reported that imposters posing as water employees are trying to gain entrance into people's homes by claiming they need to do work inside. Hillsboro Water Department (HWD) and Tualatin Valley Water District (TVWD) want you to know that although we may knock on your door to ask a few water-related questions, we will never ask to enter your home without a previous appointment.

Also, employees of HWD and TVWD always drive "E-plate" vehicles with logos, and carry identification badges. Field employees usually wear uniforms, however, we caution that you should not let someone into your home based solely on an official-looking uniform - it could be counterfeit or stolen.

If someone knocks on your door claiming to be from the Water Department or District, ask to see an ID badge, or call and check with HWD at (503) 615-6702, or TVWD at (503) 848-3000. A true employee will encourage, not resist, efforts made by a customer to confirm that they are legitimate.

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*****UPDATE***** Names released - Hillsboro Police Investigate Pedestrian vs. car crash - 02/23/15
Update - This release updates an earlier release sent regarding a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash at Tualatin Valley Hwy and Imlay Ave on 02/21/15.

The officer's investigation revealed that the pedestrian was crossing TV Hwy on 2/21/15 at 8:00 PM from north to south at Imlay Ave. The driver of a 2005 Toyota minivan was traveling eastbound on TV Hwy at approx 35 to 40 mph. This is an uncontrolled intersection and no crosswalk is present.

The driver of the van stated that she did not see the pedestrian running in the roadway and her vehicle struck the pedestrian with the front end of her van causing her to fall on the roadway. The driver immediately stopped and called police.

The pedestrian was pronounced dead on scene due to multiple injuries sustained during the collision.

The deceased is identified as JAMEY C. HAINES, a female, age 34 of Hillsboro. The van driver is identified as ERIKA ALEJANDRE SAYAGO, a female, age 32, of Hillsboro.

The driver was not impaired and drugs, alcohol, or distracted driving were not factors in this crash. No citations were issued.

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PRIOR RELEASE - On February 21, 2015 at 8:00 PM, Hillsboro police officers were dispatched to a pedestrian vs. vehicle crash at Tualatin Valley Hwy and Imlay St in Hillsboro.

Officers discovered a 33 year old female pedestrian deceased in the eastbound left turn lane at the intersection. Preliminary indications are that she was crossing TV Hwy north to south when she was struck by a an eastbound 2005 Toyota Sienna mini van .

The female driver of the mini van stopped at the scene and is cooperating with investigators. It is believed that she didn't see the pedestrian crossing the roadway.
This appears non-criminal and drugs or alcohol were not a factor on the part of the driver.

Officers are continuing their investigation and TV Hwy is currently shut down between SE Brookwood Ave and SE Century Blvd. The roadway is expected to be closed until approx 2:00 AM. Motorists are encouraged to use alternative routes.

The names of the involved parties will not be released at this time pending proper notifications.

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****Update****Hillsboro Police Search For Missing Man (Photo) - 02/12/15
Mr. John Vaughan has been located by police in Tillamook County. He was found safe.

(Prior release) Hillsboro police officers looking for missing Hillsboro man who suffers from dementia.

On 02/12/15 a Hillsboro police patrol officer took a missing person report of a male named John Vaughan, age 75 who has the onset of dementia. He left his home in central Hillsboro en route to the Albertson's store on Baseline Rd and Cornelius Pass Rd this morning at approximately 9:00 AM and has not been seen since. It is his common practice to return home quickly.

Police are concerned due to his dementia and because he gets lost easily and might have gotten confused due to the fog this morning.

Vaughan is driving a tan 1999 Acura 4D sedan with Oregon license plate ZUF471.

Mr. Vaughan is 5'8", 155lbs, brown hair with a grey goatee. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, white tennis shoes and a dark sweater.

If Vaughan or his vehicle are seen, the public is encouraged to call 9-1-1.

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