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Tigard Police Asking Help To Locate Missing 9-year Old Boy From Tigard (Photo) - 10/09/18

***UPDATE***

The missing 9-year-old boy, Ricky Gonzales, has been LOCATED and is reunited with his mother. Thanks to everyone for their assistance and concerns.

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Tigard Police would like your help to locate missing 9 year-old Ricky Gonzales. The boy was last seen this morning running away from Charles F. Tigard Elementary School located on Grant St. near Walnut in Tigard.

RIcky was wearing a teal-colored sweatshirt, maroon pants and a Trailblazer hat. If seen-please call 9-1-1.

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Free Training Available For Washington County Rental Property Owners (Photo) - 10/08/18

Resolve To Make Your Rental Property Safer

 

Learn how to better manage your property more effectively. Find out how police can help you do this. And all this for free. If you or someone who manages your rental property is spending time trying to minimize or reduce criminal activity and the associated problems stemming from problematic tenants – you can’t afford to miss out on a monthly program designed to get you desired results.

 

Several Washington County law enforcement agencies have teamed together to provide helpful information and training each month. Landlords, rental property owners and managers can benefit from receiving this free crime prevention training to help keep illegal activity away from rental property. Regardless of the number of rental units; the information will enable you to have a more stabilized tenant base.

 

In addition, the monthly forums also offer information on how to network with fellow rental property owners and managers in your area. Attendees also learn how to work with local police departments as representatives from the Beaverton, Forest Grove, Hillsboro and Tigard Police Departments along with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office are on-hand at the sessions. Police can also offer resources and suggest methods to improve the safety of the property. All the information and discussion sessions are presented by Jeff Bennett and his team of associates from Warren Allen LLC, a respected Portland law firm that specializes in Oregon’s landlord and tenant issues.

 

Please join us on Wednesday, October 10th as we kick-off the 2018-19 season of monthly forums. The forums are always scheduled for the second Wednesday of the month and conducted at PCC Willow Creek. The campus is located at 241 SW Edgeway Drive in Beaverton, near the intersections of 185th and Baseline Rd. The 90 minute sessions begin at 6:30 pm.

For more information please call 503-718-2561. Additional information is available online at http://www.tigard-or.gov/police/landlord.php and http://tinyurl.com/WCPC-landlord

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Tigard Police and OLCC Conduct Compliance Check in Tigard - 09/20/18

Nine out of 10 businesses visited in Tigard on September 19, successfully passed an OLCC check for alcohol sales to minors. The Tigard Police Department assisted the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) with the recent compliance check. This grant-funded effort consists of a team of two Tigard Police officers and an OLCC inspector accompanying a nineteen year-old volunteer. The group visited the pre-selected establishments in Tigard, which either sell or serve alcohol. Oregon Revised Statutes set strict guidelines for the OLCC regarding minor decoy operations at businesses selling alcohol. Throughout the year, checks are conducted unannounced at randomly selected businesses to ascertain compliance regarding the sale of alcohol to minors. Compliance checks may also be initiated based upon complaints lodged with the OLCC or local law enforcement.

This recent alcohol sales check in Tigard demonstrates 90 percent compliance, which greatly exceeds the statewide average of 78 per cent (2018).  Historically, compliance rates in Tigard peaked as high as 100 percent (2016) and drew dismal compliance figures as low as 30 percent (2009).

One way police are working to combat the problem of underage drinking is to partner with coalitions that help educate and support our community’s youth in efforts to promote healthy and substance-free lifestyles. Tigard Turns the Tide is one example. You can learn more about this community coalition at www.tigardturnsthetide.org  In addition, Tigard Police plan on continued enforcement and additional compliance checks to reaffirm the importance to affected businesses that the sale of alcohol to minors will not be tolerated.