HILLSBORO, Ore.- On July 21, 2022, Senior Judge Gary Williams found Steven Christopher Teets guilty of misdemeanor criminal mischief in the second degree following a bench trial conducted the previous day. Judge Williams then sentenced the defendant to 24 months of probation. Senior Deputy District Attorney Andrew Freeman prosecuted the case. 

In the early morning hours of October 31, 2020, a family in Forest Grove, Oregon was awoken by Mr. Teets setting off the car alarms of the vehicles parked in their driveway. Mr. Teets, who was employed as a Forest Grove Police Officer but off duty at the time, then approached the family at their front door in an aggressive manner. As the family repeatedly told him to leave, Mr. Teets instead yelled, broke items on the porch, and pounded on the locked door. Mr. Teets only left on foot after hearing that the family had called 9-1-1. A few minutes later, a Forest Grove police officer found Mr. Teets a short distance away. 

In addition to his court-ordered probation, Judge Williams also barred the defendant from any further contact with the victims, ordered that he complete 80 hours of community service, and ordered him to complete counseling for alcohol abuse and anger management issues.  

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Stephen Mayer
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July 21, 2022