This installment of First Responders: A Peek at the Past Week is a combined, two-week overview. The following information has been compiled from various sources including the social media accounts of Hillsboro Fire & Rescue, the Hillsboro Police Department, and Wash Co Scanner. It’s not a complete listing of all incident reports out of Hillsboro and its environs. Rather, it’s a selective review. Further, the article doesn’t represent original reporting by The Herald. The information sources are considered credible but the newspaper has no firsthand substantiation of the reports.
Weeks of October 17 – October 30, 2021
Oct. 17 (a.m.) Hillsboro Fire & Rescue, in mutual aid, responded alongside Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue and the Portland Fire Bureau to fight a major house fire along NW Kaiser Road above the Bethany area. The incident’s location is near the Washington County-Multnomah County boundary.
Oct. 18 (p.m.) Hillsboro Fire & Rescue, Hillsboro Police, and Emergency Medical Services responded to a two-vehicle crash on NE Cornell Road at John Olsen Avenue. Traffic delays resulted from all westbound lanes’ blockage.
Oct. 18 (p.m.) Hillsboro Police, Hillsboro Fire & Rescue, and Emergency Medical Services responded to an overturned vehicle resulting from a crash in the vicinity of NE Brookwood Parkway and Airport Road. All lanes of Brookwood Parkway in both directions were closed.
Oct. 18 (p.m.) Reportedly, a crash occurred at NW Scotch Church Road and Glencoe Road. One vehicle came to rest on its side. One individual entrapped.
Oct. 20 (p.m.) Hillsboro Police returned unsent mail recovered from a stolen vehicle to the would-be sender. Although now late, the mail—birthday cards—won’t be as tardy as it otherwise might have been!
Oct. 22 (a.m.) Hillsboro Fire & Rescue and Emergency Medical Services responded to a carbon monoxide exposure incident at a business in the vicinity of SE 10th Avenue and Walnut Street. Six individuals were assessed for CO exposure.
Oct. 22 (a.m.) Washington County Sheriff’s deputies and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue responded to a vehicle crash with injury and entrapment on NW Zion Church Road near Milne Road. The incident resulted in Zion Church Road’s closure in both directions. Due to weather conditions, Life Flight wasn’t able to respond.
Oct. 23 (p.m.) From a Wash Co Scanner report (exact incident location unknown): “Guy running up and down the road. Ate a marijuana edible and is freaking out. ‘Orange underwear and pants around his ankles.'”
Oct. 23 (p.m.) From a Wash Co Scanner report: “Occupant(s) ran from crash. Containment set up in general area of SW Tualatin Valley Highway and 209th Avenue.”
Oct. 24 (a.m.) From a Wash Co Scanner report: “Hit and run. Occupant(s) fled scene. SW Alexander Street and 192nd Avenue. Containment set up and K9 tracking in general area.”
Oct. 24 (p.m.) Due to windstorm conditions, Hillsboro Police responded to various incidents of high water in roadways, downed trees, and property damage around the city. A tree near the 1900-block of SE 74th Avenue was blown over, hitting a parked vehicle and blocking the street. Additionally, a greenhouse at Eastwood Elementary School was destroyed by the wind with some parts of the structure achieving temporary flight.
Oct. 25 (p.m.) From a Wash Co Scanner report: “Crash. Vehicle blocking road, no occupant(s). SW River Road and Rosa Road.”
Oct. 26 (p.m.) From a Wash Co Scanner report: “Containment set up in general area of Quatama. Suspect fled from deputy when he was pulled over.”
Oct. 27 (p.m.) Hillsboro Police responded to NE Cornell Road near Grant Street where a vehicle (described as a black pickup truck with a canopy and rear end damage) had crashed into a fire hydrant. The broken hydrant resulted in flooding of the area and the thoroughfare was closed for several hours while repairs took place. This was a hit and run incident and the Hillsboro Police Department asks anyone with suspect vehicle information to call them at 503-681-6190.
Oct. 27 (p.m.) From a Wash Co Scanner report (exact incident location unknown): “Disturbance. Two females physically fighting. No injuries, no other weapons, but they are throwing perfume bottles.”