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Free Child Safety Seat Clinic - 12/12/18

On December 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
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mc crash
Fatal Traffic Crash (Photo) - 12/06/18

On December 5, 2018 at 6:47 a.m. Beaverton Police officers responded to an injury traffic crash at SW Murray Blvd/SW Hart Rd.  Officers found a dark colored 2005 Honda Odyssey and a dark colored 1999 Yamaha YZF motorcycle were involved in the crash.

The investigation revealed the driver of the Honda was turning left from northbound SW Murray to westbound SW Hart. The Yamaha driver was traveling south on SW Murray.  The two vehicles collided in the intersection causing significant damage to both vehicles.

Community members stopped and provided CPR to the driver of the Yamaha.  The driver of the Yamaha, 44-year-old Michael Arthur Campero Jr, was pronounced deceased on scene.  The driver of the Honda stayed on scene and cooperated with investigators.

Investigators believe speed and misuse of a motorcycle helmet by the Yamaha driver, and a dangerous left turn by the Honda driver contributed to the crash.  The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team is assisting with the investigation.  The investigation is on-going. 

Investigators are looking for anyone who may have witnessed the crash or the driving behavior of the drivers leading up to the crash.  Witnesses are asked to call 503-629-0111 and speak with Beaverton Police Officer Bryan Dalton.   

Attached Media Files: mc crash , mc crash
Average BAC in November Alcohol DUIIs was .12% - 12/04/18

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 November and made 28 DUII arrests. During the month of December, 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, 4 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 .12%.

 

10 Of the 28 DUII drivers in November crashed their car prior to being arrested. 13 Intoxicated drivers, which included the 10 traffic crashes, were found by citizens calling the police and 15 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.

Attached Media Files: Press Release
Update: Suspicious Circumstance Led To Death Investigation - 11/26/18

On November 17, 2018 at 8:45 p.m. Beaverton Police officers were called to 12120 SW Allen Blvd regarding a suspicious circumstance. A deceased body was located at the residence. The body was taken by a state Medical Examiner and an autopsy was conducted on November 19th.

 

The state Medical Examiner determined the manner of death to be homicide.  Beaverton Police detectives believe the deceased is 29-year-old Amy N. Low from evidenced obtained during the investigation.  A positive identification has been difficult due to the condition of the body when discovered.  Further test results are needed to make a one hundred percent confirmed identification.    

 

Further release of case details are being withheld at this time due to the potential that those details may negatively impact the outcome of this case.  As releasable details become available, they will be shared via updated press releases.    

 

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Attached Media Files: 18-3211016_update_1.pdf
Suspicious Circumstance Led To Death Investigation - 11/19/18

On November 17, 2018 at 8:45 p.m. Beaverton Police officers were called to 12120 SW Allen Blvd regarding a suspicious circumstance.

 

Officers arrived and spoke to several people staying at the house.  A deceased body was located at the residence.  The body was taken by a state Medical Examiner and an autopsy is scheduled for today, November 19th.  At this time, a positive identification and a cause of death has not been determined.

 

A forensic team from the Oregon State Police assisted Beaverton Police detectives with processing the residence.  Beaverton Police detectives do not believe there is any danger to the public regarding this incident.

 

Beaverton Police detectives are asking for the public’s assistance with tips regarding this incident.  If anyone has information regarding this death investigation please call 503-526-2674 and speak to Detective Chad Opitz.     

 

Once a positive identification and cause of death has been determined, an update will be released.  This is an ongoing investigation and no further details can be released at this time.

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Attached Media Files: Press Release
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Suspect photo 2
Armed Robbery/ Tips Sought (Photo) - 11/15/18

On November 8, 2018 at 2:56 a.m. Beaverton Police officers responded to 7-Eleven, located at 9510 SW 125th Ave, Beaverton, Oregon regarding an armed robbery. 

 

The suspect held the store clerk at gun point and demanded the clerk put money and cigarettes in a black backpack the suspect brought with him.  The gun was described as a small black and silver handgun.  The suspect fled the store on foot headed toward SW Longhorn Lane.  A K9 track was conducted but the suspect was not located. 

 

The suspect was described as a younger white male adult, approximately 5’5” tall with a smaller build.  The suspect was wearing black pants, black coat, black sunglasses, one black glove, a white bandana covering his face and black/white shoes.  It is probable the suspect smokes Newport 100 cigarettes because he demanded that specific type of cigarettes during the robbery. 

 

Beaverton Police detectives are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect.  If anyone has information regarding the robbery, or the suspect, please call 503-629-0111 and speak to a Beaverton Police officer.

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Attached Media Files: Press Release , Suspect photo 2 , Suspect photo
Stolen vehicle
Stolen vehicle
Reckless Driving/ Stolen Vehicle Arrests (Photo) - 11/14/18

On November 14, 2018 Beaverton Police officers arrested 18-year-old Sebastian Whitaker-Pendarvis and a 15-year-old juvenile for multiple charges in connection with a stolen vehicle and vehicle pursuit.

 

On November 14th at 11:28 a.m. Beaverton Police officers responded to a suspicious vehicle at West Sylvan Middle School.  School officials called to report a vehicle behind their school with subjects inside smoking marijuana.  School officials stated the vehicle sped off when they tried to contact the occupants.  School officials said the driver drove recklessly on their field and around a number of students before he left the school property.  School officials were able to provide officers the license plate of the vehicle.

 

Officers learned the vehicle was a 1995 Toyota Corolla which had been stolen out of Washington County on November 13th.  Officers located the vehicle on SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy/ SW 100th Ave.  Officers tried to stop the vehicle on SW Denney Road but the driver and passenger fled in the vehicle.  The driver then hit a parked car and both occupants fled on foot.  Officers located and arrested the 15-year-old driver and Mr. Whitaker-Pendarvis with the help of a community member near SW Cynthia St/ SW 103rd Ave.

 

The 15-year-old will be charged with Unlawful Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, DUII-Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (Zanex), Reckless Driving, Attempt to Elude-Felony, Attempt to Elude-Misdemeanor and multiple counts of Recklessly Endangering Another.  More charges may be added later. 

 

Mr. Whitaker-Pendarvis will be charged with Possession of a Stolen Vehicle and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.  Mr. Whitaker-Pendarvis was taken to Washington County Jail.

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Attached Media Files: Press Release , Stolen vehicle , mug shot
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mug shot
Update: Human Trafficking Suspect Pled Guilty (Photo) - 11/14/18

On February 9th, 2018 Beaverton Police detectives started an investigation regarding the sex trafficking of an underage female.  The advertisements for prostitution with the underage female were posted on the website www.backpage.com.  On February 14th detectives arrested 28-year-old Mario Deshawn Hoggatt after he delivered the 17-year-old victim to a residence where she was to engage in prostitution.  Evidence showed the victim would pay Mr. Hoggatt after each prostitution date and Mr. Hoggatt placed the prostitution ads on Backpage using his cell phone.     

 

On the day trial was set to start, November 6, 2018, Mr. Hoggatt entered a guilty plea in Washington County Circuit Court to one count of Compelling Prostitution which is a Class B felony.  Mr. Hoggatt was sentenced to 70 months in prison and he may not be considered for any form of reduction in sentence.  After his prison sentence, he will be on Post-Prison supervision for 3 years.  Mr. Hoggatt will also be required to register as a sex offender per Oregon Revised Statutes.    

 

Human sex trafficking is a form of slavery and involuntary servitude. Sex trafficking involved individuals profiting from the sexual exploitation of others and has severe physical and psychological consequences for its victims.

 

Sex trafficking comes in many forms, including forcing victims into prostitution, subjecting victims to slavery or involuntary servitude and compelling victims to commit sex acts for the purpose of creating pornography.  The average age that teens become victims of sex trafficking is between 12 and 14.  Statistically, over 70% of victims are female and over half of them are children.  Many victims are runaways or previous victims of physical or sexual abuse.  However, any person, male or female, adult or child, regardless of their background, can potentially become a victim. https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/human-trafficking-prevention

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Attached Media Files: Press release , mug shot
Free Child Safety Seat Clinic - 11/14/18

On November 17, 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.

##BPD##

Attached Media Files: Car_Seat_12_Nov_17.pdf