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  • Stabbing Investigation Underway
    on July 12, 2024 at 10:52 pm

    An investigation is underway after a man is believed to have stabbed his mother several times.At 12:54pm today (7/12/24) Tigard Police officers were called to the Meadow Creek Apartments on SW North Dakota Street. Officers learned a 48-year-old woman who lives at the complex came to a neighbor’s door saying she had just been stabbed by her son.Officers quickly arrived and got the victim from the apartment. She was taken to the hospital with injuries that do not appear to be life-threatening. While officers were on scene, the 28-year-old suspect called 911 from a nearby business to turn himself in. Officers believe the stabbing happened in the woman’s apartment unit, and the son walked to the commercial area afterward, where he was safely arrested. He will be booked into the Washington County Jail on charges including first-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon.Several witnesses were in the area during this incident. If you saw or heard something that may help in this investigation and have not talked to a police officer, please call non-emergency dispatch at 503-629-0111.The names of those involved are not being released at this time, while officers work to contact additional family members.###

  • Man Arrested in Stabbing Investigation
    on July 9, 2024 at 3:00 pm

    A man is in jail after officers believe he stabbed another man several times at a local transit center.On Sunday, July 7th at 9:37AM, officers were dispatched to a disturbance with a weapon at the Tigard Transit Center on SW Commercial Street. Officers learned two men had been fighting and one of them stabbed the other several times, then took off. Responding officers worked to control the victim’s bleeding, and the victim was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.Additional officers worked with witnesses and TriMet to get a description of the suspect. Officers learned he had taken another bus into Sherwood, and he was safely arrested there. He’s been identified as Diego Armando Gonzalez-Hernandez, age 22. He was taken to the Washington County Jail and is facing charges of first-degree assault (a Measure 11 crime), unlawful use of a weapon, harassment, interfering with making a report and an outstanding arrest warrant.Thankfully, the victim in this case is expected to survive. He is not being identified at this time.We’d like to thank our partners at the Sherwood Police Department, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, TriMet, Oregon City Police Department and King City Police Department for their help in this case.###

  • New Police Chief, City Councilor to be Sworn In
    on July 2, 2024 at 4:24 pm

    (Sent on behalf of the City of Tigard)Members of the Tigard community and our media partners are invited to attend the official swearing-in ceremonies for the City of Tigard’s Chief of Police Jamey McDonald and newly-appointed City Councilor Jake Schlack.WHEN: Tuesday, July 9th at 5:30 PM for Chief McDonald            Tuesday, July 9th at 6:30 PM for Councilor SchlackWHERE: City Council Chambers at Tigard City Hall (13125 SW Hall Blvd, Tigard)Tigard City Manager Steve Rymer announced the appointment of Interim Chief McDonald to the Chief of Police role on June 20th. Read the full news release here.On June 25th, Tigard City Council appointed Jake Schlack to fill a vacant Council position, effective July 1st. Read more about his addition here.          We look forward to welcoming Chief McDonald and Councilor Schlack to their new roles within the City of Tigard!###

  • City Manager Names Jamey McDonald Tigard Police Chief (Photo)
    on June 20, 2024 at 5:12 pm

     Tigard City Manager Steve Rymer has appointed Tigard’s Interim Chief of Police Jamey McDonald as the Chief of Police moving forward.Chief McDonald joined the Tigard Police Department in 2001 and is the first Tigard Police Chief to rise through the ranks internally from patrol officer to leader of the department.“I consider it an honor and a privilege to continue serving Tigard as your Chief of Police,” Chief McDonald said. “This is not a role I take lightly, and I recognize the responsibility that comes with this position. As your Chief, I will continue to prioritize transparency, engagement and professionalism at all levels within our department, to best serve the needs of our growing community.”“Chief McDonald has continued to impress me with his leadership and forward-thinking actions during his time as our Interim Chief. He is a proven leader for our Police Department and all of Team Tigard,” City Manager Rymer added. “Chief McDonald has also demonstrated that serving our entire community is of the highest priority for him and our entire Police Department. I have great trust and confidence that Chief McDonald will embrace his responsibilities with positivity, transparency, and a willingness to listen. Please join me in congratulating and supporting Chief McDonald.”After joining the Tigard Police Department as a patrol officer in 2001, Chief McDonald also served as a School Resource Officer, Field Training Officer, firearms instructor and Commercial Crimes Unit Detective Sergeant. He was promoted to sergeant in 2010, lieutenant in 2014 and commander in 2016. He was most recently named Interim Chief at the beginning of 2024 with the retirement of former Chief Kathy McAlpine.He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography and Regional Planning from Eastern Oregon University, an Executive Certification from the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) and is a graduate of the 266th session of the FBI National Academy. He is active in both the Oregon & International Associations of Chiefs of Police and the FBI National Academy Associates and is a past president of the Oregon chapter.Chief McDonald is also a lifelong Oregonian who enjoys spending time with his grandkids, playing competitive soccer and being outdoors. He will be officially sworn-in sometime in the next few weeks. Details will be shared as soon as they are available.   ###