We hope everyone had an enjoyable and safe weekend. Amidst St. Patrick's Day celebrations, Tigard Police were very active in the effort to ensure safety within the community. A small part of the recent activity occurred early Saturday morning when a Tigard officer arrested a motorist who failed to take the responsible steps to NOT drive after consuming intoxicants. Most likely the suspect arrested may now be thinking Irish I would have taken a taxi! Remember, drive sober or get pulled over. Moreover, thanks to observant citizens who reported suspected drunk drivers on the roads throughout the weekend. In other activity, Tigard Police arrested a man who ran from a single-vehicle crash near Greenburg Rd. and Center St. which damaged public property. A K-9 track assisted officers in locating the suspect who was later taken to the Washington County Jail. He was charged with numerous offenses including Reckless Driving and Fail to Perform Duties of a Driver. Rounding out the weekend, a Tigard Officer arrested an Oregon City man who stole merchandise from a Washington Square retailer a bit earlier in the week. During the ordeal, the suspect, and an accomplice, assaulted an employee upon being confronted outside of the store. A foot chase ensued which included loss prevention and mall security. Both suspects got away. A Tigard officer investigating the incident recovered some of the suspect’s property left behind, including a backpack, which contained a stolen handgun. The same officer was later able to identify one of the fleeing suspects and ultimately arrange for the suspect to turn himself-in. The twenty year-old suspect was later lodged in the Washington County Jail and charged with Theft II, Robbery III and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in addition to the two outstanding warrants. Remember, Tigard Police are working for you 24/7. We are the guardians of the community and never take your trust for granted. Thank you for your continued support.