Police arrest five women who battled in front of big crowd

Police arrest five women who battled in front of big crowd
Erin Coulson

BEAVERTON, Ore. - Beaverton Police arrested five women Wednesday evening after responding to a call about a fight involving a weapon and a large crowd of onlookers.

When officers arrived, they said about 50 people, including children, were watching the altercation, which took place at about 6:15 p.m. in the 3000 block of SW 126th Avenue.

The five women were identified by police as Erin Coulson, 28, of Beaverton, Mary Jordan, 28, of Portland, Sandy Perez, 26, of Beaverton, Monica Filippone, 30, of Portland, and Maria Perez, 22, of Tigard.

Coulson and Filippone both have a child by the same father and have clashed in the past, police said.

Investigators said the latest round of trouble started when Jordan, Maria Perez, Sandy Perez, and Filippone confronted and then threatened to assault Coulson after parking a car that blocked her driveway.

Coulson pelted the parked car with empty bottles from a recycle bin and then grabbed a hammer and began hitting the parked car with it “because she was scared,” police said.  She ran from the scene and was found hiding in a nearby yard.

All five women face disorderly conduct charges and Coulson was also charged with criminal mischief for damaging the car, according to police.

Officer Mike Roe told KATU News that the group has a history of past conflicts. There were no injuries to the officers who responded, Roe said. Police did not say if any of the women were hurt.

Police said they were all taken to the Washington County Jail.