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Fairview police log

Published Aug. 12, 2016 -

COURTESY PHOTO - This information was compiled from the public records of the Fairview Police Department.This information was compiled from the public records of the Fairview Police Department:


• At 10:13 p.m., July 16, a three-car injury crash was reported on Sandy Boulevard west of 223rd Avenue. A witness reported that Willard Eugene Cooper, 67, had suddenly swerved into the eastbound oncoming traffic lane, causing two other vehicles to crash. Cooper said he consumed three bourbons at Wu’s Garden before blacking out while driving home. Cooper was arrested for driving under the influence.


• At 8:53 a.m., July 20, a theft was reported at an auto body shop in the 22000 block of Northeast Halsey Street. A manager told police that the back door had been smashed and $250 had been stolen from a cash register.


• At 2:16 a.m., July 7, witnesses reported hearing, but not seeing, a non-injury hit-and-run near Northeast 205th Avenue and Northeast Sandy Boulevard. Officers located a damaged vehicle at a nearby apartment complex, but neither owner would admit to recently driving the car.

• At 2:00 p.m., July 21, a blue 1989 Nissan Maxima was towed from 201st Avenue after being left there for two weeks.

• At 12:53 p.m., July 22, a woman told officers that she had given her bank account number to a man who asked her to deposit a bad check. Officers advised the woman to close her account.

• At 9:04 a.m., July 23, a blue 2000 Dodge van was towed after being parked on Sandy Boulevard east of Blossom Hill Road for four days.

• At 2:17 a.m., July 26, a resident reported that the rear canopy window of his pickup truck had been smashed on Northeast Lachenview Street. The damage was valued at $500.


• At 4:41 a.m., July 19, a witness reported a single-vehicle crash on westbound Interstate 84 near Northeast 223rd Avenue. Ricardo Romero was cited for driving without a license, failure to carry proof of insurance and for having switched license plates.

• At 9:39 a.m., July 22, a resident reported that an unwanted person was sleeping under his utility trailer on Lincoln Street. The man, Aaron Merlo, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for fourth-degree assault and strangulation.

• At 6:24 a.m., July 24, an officer responded to a call regarding a hitchhiker on Northeast Fairview Parkway near Interstate 84. Police found that the man, Joseph Frances Marek Jr., had a warrant for his arrest relating to second-degree theft. Marek was arrested.

• At 9:49 a.m., July 28, a non-injury crash was reported on Fairview Parkway south of Sandy Boulevard. Gresham resident Freya Pony Willis was cited for driving while suspended, driving without insurance and following too close.