Beaverton Police Department

  • Agency: Beaverton Police Department
  • Address: The Griffith Drive Building, 4755 SW Griffith Drive, Beaverton, 97005 OR
  • Chief: David Bishop (Chief of Police)
Phone: 503-526-2260
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Beaverton Police Department is located at The Griffith Drive Building, 4755 SW Griffith Drive, Beaverton, 97005 OR. The Chief of Police of the department is David Bishop. The Beaverton Police Department phone number is 503-526-2260.

Beaverton Police Department News

The Westside Crime Prevention Coalition is hosting free training for local landlords. The next Landlord Forum will be held November 8th from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm at PCC Willow Creek (241 SW Edgeway Drive in Hillsboro). This training session is titled "Shooting in the Dark: How to Pick and Choose Correct Notices." In general landlords will learn how to better manage their rental property and how to partner with local law enforcement. The free training is provided by Attorney Jeffrey S. Bennett from the Portland law firm of Warren Allen LLP.

Upcoming Landlord Training in Washington County: The Washington County Sheriff’s Office, a member of the Westside Crime Prevention Coalition, is hosting an all-day training for property owners and managers of single and multi-family housing. Landlord Training: Keeping Illegal Activity Out of Rental Property will occur on Saturday, November 18, from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM at the PCC Willow Creek Building located at 241 SW Edgeway Drive in Hillsboro. The course will be instructed by John Campbell, of Campbell DeLong Resources, Inc., and the cost will include a continental breakfast, lunch and training manual. Pre-registration is required and limited to 75 attendees. The cost is $55 if registered by November 3 and $65 if registered on November 4 or later. To register, please contact Lee Blevins, Community Outreach Specialist: 503-846-5930 or lee_blevins@co.washington.or.us. The Landlord Training Program is designed to help property owners and managers keep illegal activity off their property. The content of the course has been developed through a process of intensive research involving hundreds of organizations and individuals; landlords, management associations, private attorneys, public defenders, housing authority personnel, tenant screening companies, narcotics detectives, district officers and many others.

HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS Halloween is 14 days away and we wanted to share some safety tips to make your Halloween safe and fun. Walk Safely Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street. Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them. Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings. Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars. Trick or Treat With an Adult Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups. Keep Costumes Both Creative and Safe Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors. Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision. Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers. When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.

Free Child Safety Seat Clinic Every 33 seconds, one child under 13 is involved in a crash. That’s a terrifying statistic and one that demands our immediate attention. To help combat this serious issue, we must work together to spread the word about child passenger safety and the life-saving importance of correct car seat selection, installation, and use. Is your child’s car seat correctly installed? Don’t think you know—know you know. The Beaverton Police Department, in partnership with Safe Kids Coalition-Washington County and the Kuni Auto Center, will be offering a free child car seat clinic. The clinic will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at the Kuni Auto Center located at 3275 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton Or, 97005. The clinic will run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. For more information on how a seat belt properly fits a child, please visit https://www.nhtsa.gov/equipment/car-seats-and-booster-seats A certified technician will help parents and caregivers learn to install and use their child safety restraints properly. No appointment is required – just drop by during the event. Each car seat check will take about 30 minutes. Please note that the last car will be accepted at 11:30 a.m. Please share this post with friends and family to spread the word. The next clinic will be November 18, 2017 same times and location of this clinic.

The Beaverton Police Department in a partnership with the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be providing the opportunity for you to drop off expired or unused prescription medications. Beaverton Police Officers will be on hand to accept unwanted medications at your driver's-side door. The service is free and anonymous -- no questions asked. Items Accepted:  Any unwanted prescriptions or over-the-counter medicines. Items Not Accepted:  Illegal drugs  Medical waste or trash  Thermometers, syringes, or needles  IV solutions

Here is a reminder for drivers on what you can and cannot do with any mobile electronic device while you are driving.

Sister City Gotemba, Japan Today marks 30 years as a sister city with Gotemba, Japan. We are honored to have a delegation from Gotemba visit us. We are also lucky to have Officer Lamb since he is fluent in Japanese. Officer Lamb surprises visitors from Japan when he starts speaking in Japanese. There are giggles and jaws drop with surprise. Officer Lamb is not Japanese yet he speaks like he was born and raised there. His ability allows him to get a precise message to our guest and nothing gets lost in the translation. In this video he is talking about the equipment an officer carries in Beaverton.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARNESS MONTH On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States — more than 12 million women and men over the course of a year. Nearly 3 in 10 women (29%) and 1 in 10 men (10%) in the US have experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking by a partner and report a related impact on their functioning. You are not alone and there is help. We see you.

NATIONAL COFFEE WITH A COP DAY Wednesday, October 4, 2017, is National Coffee with a Cop Day. Why don’t you consider stopping by the Scholls Dutch Bros. Coffee. to say hello and get a great cup of coffee? We will be there at 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. Dutch Bros. is located at 16400 SW Barrows Rd. Dutch Bros. will take $1.00 off the price of your coffee while we are there if you tell them you are with Coffee with a Cop.

October is Domestic and Dating Violence Awareness Month If you witness domestic violence, please do not be silent. Be the voice of the victim because they might be so scared to say anything at all. Domestic violence harms survivors and deeply affects communities. Yet people are often expected to heal on their own, or in the privacy of a therapist or advocate’s office, out of the public eye – because we as a society don’t like to witness suffering. The community is a crucial element to survivor safety, healing, and self-determination, and is built on a foundation of honest acknowledgment that domestic violence is a widespread problem. Survivors need empathy and understanding from all corners, in order to speak candidly about abuse and trauma. When we empower people who have survived violence, we promote healing; we are saying, “You are worthy of love and respect. You are worthy of community.” Be a voice of chnage.

We wanted to share this information with you incase you would be interseted in attended one of these events. The American Red Cross Cascades Region is helping our community be prepared for disasters such as a 9.0 Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake by holding the Prepare Out Loud earthquake preparedness forum. Attendees will experience a unique and interactive presentation where they will learn: •The science and history of the Cascadia Subduction Zone, •How humans behave during disasters, •What to expect during a Cascadia earthquake, •How to quickly locate your loved ones following a disaster, and •How much food, water and other supplies you will need to take care of yourself and others. Following the Prepare Out Loud presentation, attendees will understand the central role their actions and voices play in building a culture of resilience. The next event is tomorrow evening at Tigard High School 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. you can register at this link if you would like.

The community and police working together to keep Beaverton Safe This morning at about 8:00 a.m. a call was made by an observant neighbor in the 15000 block of SW Barcelona. She saw two male subjects carrying a tool bag and looking into parked cars. She thought this was a bit suspicious and thought that these two men might be up to no good. Officers made contact with both of these men about 15 minutes after the call came in. The officers had conversations with these men trying to figure out why they were in this area and looking into cars. The men did not have any good reason for why they were there and why they were looking into cars. During the investigation, a search was conducted of both of these men and the bags they were carrying. This search spelled out most likely what the men were doing looking into cars. The search revealed that both of these men were carrying tools that are often used for burglaries, theft from vehicles and stealing cars. They, of course, tried to come up with an acceptable reason for carrying lock picks, blank car keys, screwdrivers, wrenches, pry bars, knife with a glass breaker and a handful of small rocks often used to break a car window. From the officers training and experience, it was clear that these tools were likely being used to commit crimes. They were arrested for possession of burglaries tools, possession of meth and felon in possession of a restricted weapon and lodged at the Washington County Jail. This is a great example of how the community and the police work together to prevent crime and keep Beaverton a great place to live. You know your neighborhoods so if you see something suspicious call us so we can look into it and prevent a crime from being committed.

Let's stop scammers from taking our hard earned money by using threats and fear of arrest. Yet again people are receiving calls from someone identifying themselves as an IRS employee or a member of law enforcement demanding payment for back taxes or fines. No federal or local government official or employee will ever call you and demand you pay back taxes or court fines over the phone. These kinds of collections are done by the mail on official letterhead. No federal or local government official or employee will ever demand you make payment by purchasing gift cards, iTunes cards, money orders or pre-paid credit cards and give them the numbers over the phone. We are confident that the US government will not settle back taxes with $4,000.00 of iTunes cards or other gift cards. They like good old US currency. No federal or local government official or employee will ever demand you go to a Western Union office and wire a payment for back taxes or court fines to a foreign country. If the IRS is demanding you pay them money why would they have you wire it to India? The only way we can stop this is by spreading the word that these types of calls are just that a scam and making sure that friends and families are aware as well. The most vulnerable of falling for this is our elderly community. We are asking that everyone who reads this shares it with and an elderly friend or family member and to ask them to do the same. We are often just heartbroken taking a report like this from an 82-year-old who was scared and didn’t want to go to jail and sent his/her life savings to a scammer. If you receive a call from someone identifying themselves as a government employee and demanding payment from you or you will be arrested immediately, hang up on them. Remember no government agency is going to call you and demand payment of fines or back taxes, we don’t do that, but scammers do. If you decide not to hang up on them for some reason (please just hang up) write down what agency they say they are from, Their name, case number, phone number and their demands. Once off the phone look up a contact number for the agency they represented (not the number they gave you) and call them to confirm you are being scammed and no one is coming to arrest you. Contact your local police agency to report the scam so we can make sure we keep the public in the loop like we are doing today. It is important to know that once you wire money, send a money order or give out access numbers from a pre-paid credit card or gift card; you will never get your money back. Most of these scams are being operated outside of the US and are almost impossible to track down. Help us force these scammers to get a job like the rest of us and make sure that our elderly community keeps the hard earned money they are living off of. #HangUpOnScammers

Child Passenger Safety Week 2017 Every day in America, too many children ride in car seats that have been installed incorrectly, or are riding in the wrong car seats for their ages and sizes. Even worse, many other children ride while completely unbuckled. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), two out of three car seats are misused. To help combat this issue, NHTSA is sponsoring Child Passenger Safety Week from September 17-23, 2017, a campaign dedicated to helping parents and caregivers make sure their children ride as safely as possible - every trip, every time. “Every 33 seconds in 2015, a child under 13 was involved in a crash,” said Officer Jeremy Shaw “Using car seats that are age- and size-appropriate is the best way to keep your children safe.” According to NHTSA, motor vehicle crashes are a leading killer of children, and fatalities are on the rise. Car seats, booster seats, and seat belts can make all the difference. “In 2015, there were 248 children under the age of 5 saved because they were riding in car seats,” he/she said. “Car seats matter, and having the right car seat installed and used the right way is critical.” He added that too often, parents move their children to the front seat before they should, which increases the risk of injury and death. The safest place for all kids under 13 is in the back seat. Also, according to NHTSA in 2015, about 25.8 percent of children 4 to 7 who should be riding in booster seats were prematurely moved to seat belts, and 11.6 percent were unbuckled altogether. NHTSA recommends keeping children rear-facing as long as possible up to the top height or weight allowed by their particular seats. Once a child outgrows the rear-facing-only “infant” car seat, he/she should travel in a rear-facing “convertible” or all-in-one car seat. Once a child outgrows the rear-facing size limits, the child is ready to travel in a forward-facing car seat with a harness and tether. After outgrowing the forward-facing car seat with harness, the child should ride in a booster seat until he/she is the right size to use a seat belt safely. Always remember to register your car seat and booster seat with the car seat manufacturer so you can be notified in the event of a recall. Parents and caregivers can view more information on car seat safety and locate a certified child passenger safety technician at www.nhtsa.gov/carseat.

Attempted Kidnapping Arrest On June 7th, 2017 Beaverton Police responded to a report of an attempted kidnapping involving a 16-year-old female. The incident occurred in the 5800 block of SW Erickson Ave. This incident occurred in public and this was a stranger on stranger attack. We released information using Beaverton Case number 17-1580693. On September 15, 2017 Beaverton Police Detectives arrested 27 year old Robert Friesen in connection with the attempted kidnapping. Friesen was lodged at Washington County Jail and charged with Attempted Kidnapping in the First Degree, Menacing, and Unlawful Use Of A Weapon. Because of the nature of this case, there may be additional victims. Beaverton Police Detectives are seeking any additional information the public may have regarding the June 7th attempted kidnapping. Detectives are also asking any additional victims please contact the Beaverton Police Department at 503-629-0111. Friesen has been associated with a white Ford Explorer, a light colored minivan, a silver Honda Civic and a black Nissan Sentra with faded paint on the hood and fenders. Robert William Friesen is also known as Robert William Anderson-Baker.

Are you aware of the new distracted driving law that will go into effect on October 1, 2017? If you are not we hope you will read this post and share it with all your friends and family. The short and sweet of this new law is it will be illegal to drive while holding or using an electronic device (e.g. cell phone, tablet, GPS, laptop). There are some exceptions to the law and they are listed below. Distractions need to be minimized to prevent injuries and deaths in the City of Beaverton. Oregon House Bill 2597 Distracted Driving Fact Sheet 1. The purpose of the law is to focus on driving and put away the distractions. 2. Important dates • October 1, 2017: is when the law goes into effect. • January 1, 2018: is when the court has the option to waive the fine for first-time offenders who attend a Distracted Driving Avoidance course. 3. Basic Requirement It is illegal to drive while holding or using an electronic device (e.g. cell phone, tablet, GPS, laptop). 4. Exceptions (some are “affirmative defenses”, which means you may need to prove to the court) This new law does not apply to the following: • When using hands-free or built-in devices, if 18 years of age or older. • Use of a single touch or swipe to activate or deactivate the device. • While providing or summoning medical help and no one else is available to make the call. o When parked safely, i.e., stopped at the side of the road or in a designated parking spot. It is NOT legal to use the device when stopped at a stop light, stop sign, in traffic, etc. • Truck or bus drivers following the federal rules for CDL holders. • Using a two-way radio: CB users, school bus drivers, utility truck drivers in the scope of employment. • Ambulance or emergency vehicle operators in the scope of employment. • Police, fire, EMS providers in the scope of employment, (can include when in a personal vehicle if, for example, when responding to an emergency call). • HAM radio operators, age 18 years or older. 5. Fines • First offense, not contributing to a crash: Class B violation. o Presumptive fine $260 (The amount on the ticket; if you don’t simply pay, it could go up or down). o Minimum fine is $130; maximum fine is $1,000. • Second offense, or first offense, if it contributed to a crash: Class A violation. o Presumptive Fine $435. o Minimum fine is $220; maximum is $2,500. • Third offense in ten years: Class B misdemeanor. o Minimum fine $2,000. o Maximum fine is $6,250. o Could be one year in jail. 6. Course for First Time Offenders For a first offense that does not contribute to a crash, the court may suspend the fine* if the driver completes an approved distracted driving avoidance course, and shows proof to the court, within four months. * Only the fine is suspended – the violation will still be recorded on the offender’s driving record.

Free Child Safety Seat Clinic Each year thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes. The proper installation and use of car seats will help keep children safe. The Beaverton Police Department, in partnership with Safe Kids Coalition-Washington County and the Kuni Auto Center, will be offering a free child car seat clinic. The clinic will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at the Kuni Auto Center located at 3275 SW Cedar Hills Blvd. Beaverton Or, 97005. The clinic will run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The type of car seat your child needs depends on several things, including your child’s age, size and the type of vehicle you have. It is important that you read the owner’s manual for your vehicle and the instructions that came with the car seat you purchased. When is your child ready for an adult seat belt? The time to transition your child out of a booster seat and into a seat belt usually comes when the child is between 8 and 12 years old. Keep your children in booster seats until they outgrow the size limits of the booster seats or are big enough to fit properly in seat belts. For your child to fit a seat belt, he or she must: Be tall enough to sit without slouching; Be able to keep his or her back against the vehicle seat; Be able to keep his or her knees naturally bent over the edge of the vehicle seat, and be able to keep his or her feet flat on the floor. For more information on how a seat belt properly fits a child please visit Safecar.gov. A certified technician will help parents and caregivers learn to install and use their child safety restraints properly. No appointment is required – just drop by during the event. Each car seat check will take about 30 minutes. Please note that the last car will be accepted at 11:30 a.m.

Beaverton Police is Now Accepting Applications for Victim Advocate Volunteers! Our Victim Advocates are an amazing team of trauma-informed volunteers who are specially trained to respond on-scene along with officers/detectives to offer support to victims of crime who have experienced trauma (any crime except sexual assault, and primarily domestic violence). Our Victim Advocates provide 24 hour coverage (including holidays), offering emotional support, helping victims understand the criminal justice process, and explaining community resources that are available. Essential Functions: • Advocates are available to take up to 4 on-call shifts per month (6 hour shifts) to provide team coverage 24 hours per day, 7 days per week (including weekends and holidays) to be called out to the scene of an incident and offer supportive advocacy, information, and resource referrals for victims of crime (on-call time is not at the police department, and can be at your home, work, or other location in/around Beaverton) • Advocates offer emotional support and crisis intervention • Advocates answer questions and provide explanations of the criminal justice system and arrest procedures • Advocates engage in safety planning and problem solving assistance with victims • Advocates provide information on community referrals and resources available to victims of crime • Advocates offer information on trauma, domestic violence, stalking, and self-care • Advocates provide information on protective orders • Advocates encourage and empower victims to make their own decisions and choices • Advocates work closely with Beaverton Police Department Officers and/or Detectives, and the Beaverton Police Department Victim Services Coordinator • In addition to being on-call, Advocates have the opportunity to assist with Emergency Services, Victim Self-Defense classes, community outreach and awareness events, and other occasional projects Upcoming Victim Advocate Application Process: September 1, 2017: Application Process Opens September 30, 2017: Applications Due October 2017/December 2017: Interviews and Background Investigation Process January 2018/February 2018: Training Academy (please see Victim Advocate Volunteer Position Description for Training Academy dates) Questions about the Victim Advocate Volunteer Program and Training Academy can be directed to: Katrina Rodriguez Victim Services Coordinator Desk: 503-526-2205 Cell: 971-253-9364 Email: krodriguez@beavertonoregon.gov

9/11 Remembrance at the Memorial Park

Pedestrian Safety Detail The Beaverton Police Department will be conducting a Pedestrian Safety Detail on Thursday, September 7, 2017, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. and it will be conducted at the intersection of SW Watson Ave and SW 12th St. These details will focus on vehicles failing to stop and remain stopped for pedestrians in a crosswalk. Motorists are reminded that there is a crosswalk at every intersection, even if there are no lines painted on the road surface. Drivers must yield to a pedestrian showing intent to cross the street at a marked or unmarked crosswalk. The primary focus of this detail is to raise pedestrian safety awareness. Through the use of a decoy pedestrian, the Beaverton Police Department hopes to raise the awareness of drivers and pedestrians through education and enforcement of pedestrian right of way laws. Pedestrians are also reminded to wear bright colors and pay attention to the traffic flow when preparing to cross the road. Pedestrians are also required to obey any traffic control device that directs the pedestrian’s movement. In our continued effort to provide options other than the standard citation, drivers receiving citations are given the option of taking a crosswalk diversion program hosted by the Beaverton Police Department. Please see the YouTube link below to watch an informational video on crosswalk Safety.

We need your help finding a wanted subject seen in Beaverton last night We are looking for Balasankar Santhalingam on three misdemeanor warrants. These warrants are for sexual abuse in the third degree, unlawful use of a weapon against another and menacing. Santhalingam is 52-year-old, 5’8”, 190 pounds, black hair with some gray and brown eyes. He might have a salt and pepper beard and mustache as well. Santhalingam is a transient and might be living in his white Dodge Caravan displaying Oregon license plate 694HWY. Santhalingam is known to work as a taxi driver using his van and might frequent transit centers. If you see Balasankar Santhalingam, you are asked to call 911. If you have information that might assist in locating him, you are asked to call our nonemergency number (503) 629-0111 and provide dispatch with what information you might have.