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Suspicious Activity - 09/18/18

The Beaverton Police Department and Washington County Sheriff’s Office are warning
community members about two incidents of suspicious activity.


On the morning of September 5, 2018, Washington County Sheriff’s office took a
suspicious person report near SW Butner Rd/SW Spring Lane. A middle school student
reported a male driving a white van pulled up next to her and asked if she needed a ride
to school. The student reacted appropriately by telling the male “no” and continued to
walk to school. The student reported seeing the vehicle several more times as she
walked to school. The student later reported the incident to her parents who then called
the Washington County Sheriff’s office.


On September 14, 2018 Beaverton Police Department took a suspicious person report
near Cedar Hills Blvd/SW Park Way. A middle school student reported a male, driving
red Ford pickup, yelled at her in an attempt to have her get into his vehicle. The student
reacted appropriately and found a trusted adult. The student reported the incident to
her parents and school who then reported to the Beaverton Police Department. A search
of the area by officers didn’t locate the vehicle.


Beaverton Police Department and Washington County Sheriff’s Office do not have any
identified suspects at this time. Officers will conduct enhanced patrols in the area. Area
residents are asked to report any suspicious vehicles to Washington County Dispatch at
503-629-0111.


Useful information regarding personal safety and “stranger danger” can be found here:
https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/depts/pubsafety/Pages/WalkingToSchoolSafely.aspx

 

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Attached Media Files: Press release
Traffic Safety Mission Results - 09/12/18

On August 31, 2018 and September 8, 2018 our Traffic Safety Team conducted
crosswalk/pedestrian safety missions at SW 5th Ave/SW Tucker and SW Canyon Rd/SW
117th. The traffic team focused on drivers who did not stop for a pedestrian in a
crosswalk and pedestrians who crossed the street against the “no walk” sign.


During the August 31st mission, 22 drivers were cited for Failing to Stop or Remain
Stopped for a Pedestrian and 1 driver was cited for a separate violation. During the
September 8th mission, 14 pedestrians were cited for Failing to Obey a Traffic Control
Device and 11 were issued warnings. All the drivers cited for crosswalk violations may
attend a crosswalk diversion class, which once completed, will allow the citation to be
dismissed.


Please always watch for pedestrians in crosswalks.

Attached Media Files: Press Release
Free Child Safety Seat Clinic - 09/12/18

On September 15, 2018, Beaverton Police Department, along with Safe Kids Coalition of Washington County and Kuni Auto Center, will be offering a free child safety seat clinic.

The clinic will run from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM at the Kuni Auto Center located at 3725 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton, OR 97005.

Motor-vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death nationwide for children ages 1-12. In 2015, 1,353 children under age 9 were injured in Oregon traffic crashes; six children died. It's estimated that car seats may increase crash survival by 71% for infants under 1 year old, and by up to 59% for toddlers ages 1-4. Booster seats may reduce the chance of nonfatal injury among 4- to 8-year-olds by 45% compared to safety belts used alone.

For more information about the proper fit of a child safety seat please visit https://www.nhtsa.gov/equipment/car-seats-and-booster-seats.

No appointment is necessary so please just drop in. Arriving early is recommended as we sometimes have more vehicles than we can accommodate during the event timeframe. Each car seat check will take approximately 30 minutes.

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Attached Media Files: Press release
Intersection Speed Enforcement - 09/12/18

On September 15, 2018 the Beaverton Police Department will start using the speed enforcement technology already installed within the four photo red light monitored intersections in the city.


Between 07/01/2015 and 07/01/2016 over 94,000 drivers were traveling 11 mph or more, above the speed limit, through our four red light monitored intersections. Speeding significantly increases the risk of serious injury or death to pedestrians and occupants of vehicles. The Beaverton Police Department will start using speed monitoring technology to increase safety at those intersections.


Citation data will be captured by the city’s new vendor, Conduent, through DriveSafeTM technology. A Beaverton Police officer will review the captured data for accuracy. Once accuracy has been verified, the officer will electronically issue the citation and it will be mailed to the driver.


Between September 15th and October 15th, ONLY warning citations will be issued. After October 15, 2018, drivers who exceed the speed limit through the intersection of SW Walker Road/SW Cedar Hills Blvd may be issued citations per the 2017 Oregon legislative language. The three remaining intersections, at SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy/SW Griffith Drive, SW Allen Blvd/SW Lombard Ave and SW Scholls Ferry Road/SW Hall Blvd will be phased into the program in 2018 and 2019.


Motorists traveling through these intersections should expect to see an increase in photographic flashes as both red light and speed violations will be captured.

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Attached Media Files: Press release
Vehicle
Vehicle
Fatal Pedestrian Traffic Crash (Photo) - 09/10/18

On September 9, 2018 at 11:37 p.m. Beaverton Police officers responded to an injury traffic crash near the intersection of SW Canyon Rd/SW 103rd Beaverton, Oregon. 

 

Officers arrived and found a single vehicle had struck a pedestrian in the eastbound lanes of SW Canyon Rd.  The pedestrian passed away on scene.  The driver of the vehicle stayed on scene and cooperated with investigators.  Officers don’t believe the driver was impaired by alcohol or drugs.   

 

Preliminary evidence showed the pedestrian was running south across the roadway when he was stuck by the vehicle in the southernmost, eastbound lane of travel.  The pedestrian was wearing all dark clothing and crossing the roadway where it was poorly lit.  The pedestrian was identified as 26-year-old Jordan William Lamb. 

 

Members of the Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team are assisting with the investigation.  

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Attached Media Files: Press release , Vehicle
Missing 11-Year-Old Found Safe - 09/10/18

UPDATE:


On September 10, 2018 at approximately 8:45 a.m. Beaverton Police officers learned 11-year-old Erik Derby had been found safe at a friend’s house.


Beaverton Police Department would like to thank our community members who helped share this story via social media outlets, helped look for Erik, and our media partners.


END UPDATE


Press Release on 09/10/18:


Beaverton Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 11-year-old boy.


Erik Derby was last seen at Fir Grove Elementary School, located at 6300 SW Wilson Ave., around 8:30 pm on Sunday, September 9th, 2018. Erik has brown hair and is 4 feet, 8 inches tall with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a blueish-grey sweatshirt.


We’re asking anyone who has seen Erik, or has any information about his location, to call 503-629-0111.

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Attached Media Files: Press release
Erik Derby Pic 2
Erik Derby Pic 2
Missing 11-year-old (Photo) - 09/10/18

Beaverton Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 11-year-old boy.

Erik Derby was last seen at Fir Grove Elementary School, located at 6300 SW Wilson Ave., around 8:30 pm on Sunday, September 9th, 2018. Erik has brown hair and is 4 feet, 8 inches tall with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a blueish-grey sweatshirt.

We’re asking anyone who has seen Erik, or has any information about his location, to call 503-629-0111.

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Traffic Safety Mission - 09/08/18

On Saturday September 8, 2018, our Traffic Safety Team will conduct a crosswalk/pedestrian safety mission at SW 117th Ave/ SW Canyon Road. The Team will focus on pedestrians who do not use the traffic control device properly.

 

As important as it is for drivers to watch out for pedestrians in crosswalks, it’s as important for pedestrians to follow crosswalk rules.  Please always watch for pedestrians in crosswalks.

Attached Media Files: Press Release
Officer-Involved Shooting - 09/07/18

On September 7th, 2018 at approximately 8:31 am, Beaverton police officers responded to the 8500 block of SW Apple Way on a report of an adult male riding a bike while holding a large knife.

When officers arrived in the area, they observed a bicycle outside of the 7-11 store located at 9145 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway. As they approached the store, officers observed a male subject, who was later identified as the suspect, leaving the business. An employee of the store informed officers this individual had threatened the employee with the knife.

The individual then entered the Bottle Drop, located at 9307 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway, while continuing to hold the knife. Officers entered the business attempting to make contact with the individual. The subject pulled a knife from the clothing near the front of his chest, holding the knife in his right hand while facing the officers. He then exited a side door of the business. While outside of the business, officers continued to try to make contact with the individual with the contact ultimately resulting in an officer involved shooting.

Officers treated the subject’s wounds while on-scene and he was then transported to an area hospital for treatment.

The Washington County Major Crimes Team is responsible for the investigation.

Investigators with the Major Crimes Team would like to identify and speak with anyone who has information regarding this incident; especially those individuals who were in the area of the 7-11 and Bottle Drop businesses. They are asked to call the Washington County Consolidated Communications Agency’s (WCCCA) non-emergency line at 503-629-0111 and inform them they would like to speak with a member of the Major Crimes Team.

Attached Media Files: Press Release
Average BAC in August Alcohol DUIIs was .14% - 09/04/18

The Beaverton Police Department is participating in a yearlong National Traffic Safety Campaign again in 2018. The focus of this campaign is taking impaired drivers off our streets, keeping Beaverton a safe city to travel and live.

 

Officers were out on targeted patrols for impaired drivers during the month of August and made 28 DUII arrests. During the month of September, officers will continue their efforts to take impaired drivers off the streets of our no refusal city. This High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) detail was paid for by grant funds. Out of the 28 arrests, 2 people refused to take a breath test and a warrant for a blood draw was granted. Out of the people who were arrested for an alcohol related DUII and provided a breath sample, the average blood alcohol content in their blood was .14%.

 

10 Of the 28 DUII drivers in August crashed their car prior to being arrested. 11 Intoxicated drivers, which included the 10 traffic crashes, were found by citizens calling the police and 17 intoxicated drivers were found by our patrol officers performing self-initiated activity. Drunk driving, impaired driving or buzzed driving all have the potential to claim lives and often will result in jail time. The men and women of the Beaverton Police Department ask you to please use a designated driver or find another sober ride home.

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Attached Media Files: Press release
Tovar-Juarez mugshot
Tovar-Juarez mugshot
Felon Arrested In Possession Of Firearm (Photo) - 09/04/18

On September 3, 2018 at 8:36 a.m. Beaverton Police Officers arrested 22-year-old Rafael Tovar-Juarez near SW Allen Blvd/SW Main Ave. 

 

An officer witnessed Mr. Tovar-Juarez commit a pedestrian violation in the intersection of SW Allen/SW Main.  The officer stopped Mr. Tovar-Juarez to inquire about the violation.  Mr. Tovar-Juarez lied about his identity but officers were able to positively identify him as Rafael Tovar-Juarez.  Officers found Mr. Tovar-Juarez had a felony warrant for his arrest out of Washington County Circuit Court for failing to appear on a Forgery in the First Degree charge. 

 

During a search of Mr. Tovar-Juarez’s person, officers found a loaded firearm concealed in Mr. Tovar-Juarez’s waistband.  Due to Mr. Tovar-Juarez’s criminal history he was not legally allowed to possess a firearm. 

 

Mr. Tovar-Juarez was taken to Washington County Jail and charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Providing False Information to a Police Officer and the felony warrant.      

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Attached Media Files: Press release , Tovar-Juarez mugshot , firearm
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Scene photograph
Fatal Car Crash (Photo) - 09/01/18

On September 1, 2018 at 2:25 a.m. Beaverton Police officers responded to SW Murray Blvd/ SW Hart Road regarding a single vehicle crash.

 

Officers arrived and found a 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo crashed into trees off the northbound shoulder of the road.  Northbound SW Murray was closed until 6:48 a.m. Personnel from the Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team assisted in the investigation. The preliminary investigation showed the vehicle was traveling northbound on SW Murray prior to SW Hart.  The vehicle left the roadway and crashed into trees on the east side of SW Murray.    One factor in this crash was speeding.   

 

The identity of the driver is unknown at this time.  Beaverton Police Department will release the driver’s name after we positively identify the driver and notify next of kin.

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Mission picture
Mission picture
Traffic Safety Mission (Photo) - 08/29/18

On Friday August 31, 2018, our Traffic Safety Team will conduct a crosswalk/pedestrian safety mission at SW 5th Ave/ SW Tucker. The Team will focus on drivers who do not stop for a pedestrian in the crosswalk.

 

Crosswalk rules can be confusing depending on the type of intersection. Beaverton Police Department teaches a one-hour crosswalk diversion class, which, once completed, allows the dismissal of any crosswalk citations that may be issued. Please always watch for pedestrians in crosswalks.

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Attached Media Files: Press release , Mission picture