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Eric Louis Horwitz booking photo
Eric Louis Horwitz booking photo
Hillsboro Police arrest suspect related to Target and Fred Meyer robberies. - 05/21/21

On 5-20-21 at about 10:49 am, the pharmacy located inside Target at 11095 NE Evergreen Pkwy. Hillsboro was robbed by an adult male who stated he had a gun, but no gun was seen or used.  The suspect escaped before police arrival.

On the same day (5-20-21), at about 8:21 pm, the pharmacy located inside Fred Meyer at 6495 SE TV Hwy. was robbed by the suspect.  The suspect escaped before police arrival. 

Later the same evening, at about 10:01 pm, alert Hillsboro Police patrol officers conducting an area check located the suspect in the parking lot of Walgreens at 7010 NE Cornell Rd. Hillsboro. 

The suspect was arrested and identified as Eric Louis Horwitz / 8-16-87.  Eric was lodged at the Washington County Jail on two counts of Robbery-II and one count of Attempted Robbery-II.

Anyone with information on this case, please contact Hillsboro Police Department Detective Sean Magnuson at 503-681-6190 regarding HPD case #21-8208 and HPD case #21-8173.

Attached Media Files: Eric Louis Horwitz booking photo
Anthony "Tony" Kennedy
Hillsboro Police Detectives make arrest in a 22-year old missing person case. - 05/20/21

On May 3, 2021, Kenneth Todd Gipson was arrested for the murder of Anthony “Tony” Kennedy, a Hillsboro resident who was last seen alive in July 1999. Kennedy was 22 years old at the time of his disappearance. Kennedy’s vehicle was also reported missing and was later found abandoned in a parking lot near his residence. Gipson and Kennedy were roommates at the time of Kennedy’s disappearance.

The Hillsboro Police Department began their reexamination of Kennedy’s missing persons case in 2018. After an exhaustive investigation, the case was presented to a Washington County Grand Jury, who indicted Gipson for Murder in the First Degree. The Hillsboro Police Department and the Cocke County Sheriff’s Department contacted Gipson at his residence in Del Rio, Tennessee, where he was taken into custody. Gipson is currently being held at the Cocke County Sheriff’s Department jail, awaiting extradition to Oregon. His anticipated arrival to the Washington County Jail is June 5, 2021 and he is expected to be arraigned on June 7.

To provide additional information about the investigation, contact Hillsboro Police Detective Megan Townsend at (503) 681-5329 or Megan.Townsend@hillsboro-oregon.gov



Attached Media Files: Anthony "Tony" Kennedy
Target front door picture
Target front door picture
Hillsboro Police Investigating Robbery at Target - 05/20/21

On 5-20-21 at about 10:49 am, Hillsboro Police received a call of a robbery at the Target located at 11095 NW Evergreen Pkwy.  The suspect, who was described as a white male adult, 20-30 years old, wearing a mask, approached the pharmacy and stated he had a gun.  No gun was seen or used. 

As a safety precaution, the Target store was evacuated, and police searched the entire store for the suspect.  The suspect was not located and is still outstanding.  There is no threat to the public.

This is an active investigation involving the Hillsboro Police Detective division. 

For information related to this investigation, please contact Detective Sean Magnuson at 503-681-6190, referring to HPD case #21-8173.

Attached Media Files: Target front door picture