Tonight at 5 PM a group of marchers are planning to walk from Shute Park in Hillsboro to the Hillsboro Civic Center.
The planned route is 10th Ave to Baseline St to 4th Ave to Main St to the Civic Center.
The police department is not blocking streets or allowing marchers to block roadways but the police will assist keeping walkers and motorists safe by diverting traffic situationally if needed as the walkers move through.
We do not expect long disruptions to traffic and this will also depend on the size of the marching group.
This rally is due to the city council meeting considering designating Hillsboro as a sanctuary city. A vote on that issue will not occur tonight.
The public is encouraged to drive and walk carefully in the areas described above and use extra consideration based on rainy conditions and low visibility.
No criminal behavior will be tolerated. The proposed march will likely move through these areas from 5 PM to 6 PM
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On 2/2/17 at 6:40 PM Hillsboro police received a call of a car jacking that had occurred at 18599 NW Heritage Pkwy in Hillsboro.
The victim, a 23 year old woman reported that a man had approached her as she got in to her car and threatened her with a crowbar. The suspect shoved her and took the vehicle, a 2002 Mazda 4-dr. The suspect fled the scene north on 185th Avenue and got on to Hwy 26 eastbound.
At the Sylvan exit the suspect crashed the vehicle into an embankment and fled on foot. Beaverton police officers discovered the car and the suspect shortly after the crash and took him into custody.
The suspect, MARSHALL ANDREW LITTEN, age 25 of Portland was arrested without incident and lodged in the Washington County Jail on charges of Robbery, Elude, and Unlawful Use of a Vehicle.
The victim was not harmed.
A booking photo for the suspect is not yet available.
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Keep your seat belts buckled and please drive safe and courteously.
The Hillsboro Police Department will participate in seat belt and traffic safety blitzes through February 18th.
Law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon will also be working to emphasize the importance of proper safety belt use, distracted driving and driving appropriate speeds during a statewide traffic enforcement "blitz" from February 2 through February 18. The enhanced enforcement is funded through USDOT's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause nationwide of death for children ages one through twelve years old. Child seats may increase crash survival by 71% for infants under one year old and by up to 59% for toddlers aged one to four. Booster seats may reduce the chance of nonfatal injury among four to eight year olds by 45% compared to safety belts used alone.
Oregon law requires children weighing under forty pounds to use a child seat with harness. Children under one year or weighing less than twenty pounds must ride in a rear-facing child seat. A child over forty pounds must use either a child seat or booster until they reach age eight or 4' 9" tall and the adult belt fits them correctly.
Please drive safe, buckle up and practice friendly driving.
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The Hillsboro Police Department and the Washington County Sheriff's Office apprehend car jacking suspect.
On 1/23/17 at 6:10 PM Hillsboro Police Officers were called to Baseline Rd and 8th Avenue in Hillsboro at the report of a robbery whereby a car was stolen. The victim, a 28 year old female was getting into her 2016 Subaru when she was approached by a man who ordered her to "Get out of the car." The victim was afraid and unsure of the actions the suspect may take so she complied. The suspect got into her vehicle and fled the scene.
Officer were able to find the vehicle in the area of Cornell Rd and Brookwood St in Hillsboro. The officers lost sight of the vehicle and it was later spotted by Washington County Sheriff's deputies on hwy 26 eastbound. The vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed and the Sheriff's office deployed spike strips caused the vehicle tires to flatten and it to become inoperable at hwy 26 near Bethany Blvd. The suspect fled the car and was captured by the WCSO deputies in the center median on hwy 26 at Bethany.
No weapon was found and the victim, suspect and officers were all unharmed.
The suspect, ALEXIS BARAJAS-ALFARO, age 21 of Portland was arrested and lodged by Hillsboro Police in the Washington County Jail on charges of Robbery, Unlawful Use of a Vehicle, Elude, Reckless Driving, and Reckless Endangering.
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