A hugely successful shoplifting blitz was held at stores throughout the Washington Square Mall area on Wednesday, November 2, leading to 13 arrests and the recovery of several thousand dollars in merchandise.
Through the blitz, police officers and detectives teamed up with loss prevention employees to saturate a specific area. In real-time, they watch for people who are shoplifting or engaging in other criminal activity and work together to make arrests. The goal is to show criminals that police take proactive measures to stop them.
As a result of Wednesday’s blitz, officers recovered at least $8,000 in merchandise, 80 blue M30 pills, which likely contain fentanyl, burglary tools, evidence of identity theft, and located a replica handgun.
The following people were arrested:
- Jason Diaz: theft 1
- David Pollard: theft 1, arrest warrant x4
- David Shaw: theft 1
- Breajanae Person: theft 2
- Jesse Robinson: theft 3
- Bishop Stanley: arrest warrant
- Reese Butcher: theft 2 x2
- A 17-year-old boy: theft 1
- A 17-year-old girl: theft 1, possession of burglary tools
- Catlin Marmon: theft 1, arrest warrant x3, felony possession of controlled substance
- Rosa Gomez-Godinez: theft 2, giving false information to police, possession of burglary tools, arrest warrant x3
- Marco Trapala Gomez: identity theft, theft 2, arrest warrant x3
- Jessica Alexander: theft 2
According to detectives, many of the arrested criminal suspects appeared to know what they were doing. They came to stores with specialized devices, bags, or other tools to interrupt retail anti-theft devices.
This blitz would not have been possible without an enormous amount of interagency cooperation and support. The Tigard Police Department would like to thank loss prevention employees, patrol officers, mall security, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, and the Washington County District Attorney’s Office for their assistance.
This is the second shoplifting blitz Tigard Police have conducted this year. Read more about the first blitz here. To learn more about our Commercial Crimes Unit, visit www.tigard-or.gov/CCU.