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Hillsboro Police Locate Missing Teen - 09/12/14
On the afternoon of September 11, Woodland Police Department officers, acting upon information developed by Hillsboro Police Department detectives, located 13 year old Ivette Gutierrez at a motel in the city of Woodland, Washington. Gutierrez was reported missing to Hillsboro Police on September 8. She was in good health and has been reunited with her family.

Her uncle, Jose Rigoberto Gomez-Sosa, age 44, was located at the same time and arrested by Woodland Police officers. He was lodged in the Cowlitz County Jail on a charge of Kidnapping in the Second Degree in the state of Washington. Charges in the state of Oregon have not yet been filed, and the case will be referred to the Washington County District Attorney's office for prosecution.
Hillsboro Police Conclude Extra Traffic Details - 09/09/14
On September 2, 2014 the Hillsboro police department concluded another traffic detail focusing on traffic safety throughout our city.
This was another successful campaign to bring awareness, educate and encourage people to obey traffic laws, utilize safety belts, not drive impaired and watch for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Thanks to the public for joining us by obeying traffic laws and driving courteously.
We are reminded that school is in session and to be careful in school zones and around school buses.

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Hillsboro Police Search For Missing Teen *updated* (Photo) - 09/08/14
Attached is a photo of Jose Gomez..

Hillsboro Police Detectives are searching for a missing and possibly endangered 13 year old female.

On 09/08/14 Hillsboro police received a report that a 13 year old female, Ivette Gutierrez, had left her residence in SE Hillsboro in the early morning hours with her uncle Jose Roberto Gomez, age 44.

Gomez did not have permission to leave with the minor female and while it is believed that she went willingly,
based on the female's age and lack of consent from the parents, she could be endangered.

The pair is travelling without a vehicle and may be using public transportation. If they are seen the public is encouraged to call 9-1-1. Any other information should be directed to HPD detectives at 503 681 6175.

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Hillsboro Police Investigate Wrong-way Driver Crash (Photo) - 09/06/14
The Hillsboro police department is investigating a wrong-way driver on Hwy 26 that resulted in a 3-car crash.

On September 6, 2014 at about 2:00 AM, Hillsboro Police Department officers responded to a report of a vehicle stopped facing eastbound in the westbound lanes of travel of Highway 26 to the east of NW Cornelius Pass Rd. The first arriving officer found the vehicle, a black Hyundai passenger car, occupied by a 57 year old female driver. The Hyundai then accelerated and drove away from the officer eastbound in the westbound lanes of travel. Additional Hillsboro Police Department officers pursued the vehicle was the eastbound lanes, but the driver refused to stop. Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies and Beaverton Police Department officers assisted with attempting to stop the vehicle and shut down westbound traffic on Highway 26.

Approximately one-quarter mile west of the Sylvan Rd. exit, the Hyundai, traveling in the oncoming passing lane, struck a white Volvo SUV head on. The impact of the crash caused the vehicle following the Volvo, a green Nissan passenger car, to crash. The 27-year-old male driver of the Volvo, and the 42-year-old male passenger of the Nissan were all transported to area hospitals for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. They were treated and released. The 57-year-old female driver of the Hyundai was transported to Emanuel Hospital with a broken back, ribs and hip. She remains hospitalized and is expected to recover.

Preliminarily, investigators believe that drugs or alcohol were not factors in this crash. No citations have been issued at this time.

Westbound Highway 26 was closed at the Sylvan Rd. off-ramp from 2:00 am to 5:30 am as investigators from the Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction team completed their investigation.
Attached Media Files: 2014-09/1408/77563/photo.JPG
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.