Forest Grove Police Log: March 30-April 5
During the week, Forest Grove police officers were engaged in more than 373 activities, both reported and self-initiated.
Friday, March 30
• A caller reported finding multiple credit cards that didn't belong to him inside his motorhome. Officers are investigating.
• Officers responded to a location from which an open 911 call had been placed. Police found the house dark and empty on arrival, the call presumably caused by issues with the telephone line.
• Police were called to a location where a woman was found unconscious with drug paraphernalia next to her. Officers found the woman alert and conscious on arrival. A methamphetamine pipe was located in her garbage nearby, but no evidence of recent use.
Saturday, March 31
• A caller reported their neighbor had brought home a recent newborn without using a car seat for the baby. Officers confirmed the story with the new parents, who educated on child passenger safety laws.
• A day shift officer spotted a suspicious vehicle in a residential area and stopped the vehicle for expired tags. The driver was found to have a suspended license and subsequently arrested.
• Police responded to a location where a man reportedly made suicidal comments and ingested a bottle of pills. He was taken to the hospital on a peace officer hold.
Sunday, April 1
• A man called police after an SUV crashed into the back of his vehicle and took off at a high rate of speed. The caller followed the SUV until it stopped several blocks away. Officers located the driver passed out in the driver seat of the vehicle with the vehicle still running. Officers woke and subsequently arrested the driver for DUII, reckless driving, and hit and run.
• A man reported that his newly purchased vehicle was stolen overnight in Forest Grove. Police learned the vehicle had been towed and impounded by North Plains police earlier in the day.
Monday, April 2
• A driver reported that a vehicle had side-swiped his car while he was driving and then drove off. Police received a report shortly after from a caller who had seen a vehicle driven by an elderly woman matching the description side-swipe a parked vehicle, hit the curb, and come to a stop. Officers contacted the driver who was unaware of what had occurred. She was cited for careless driving and released to her family.
• Police were called to a scene where a possible crash involving a pedestrian had taken place. On arrival, officers found a man who had crashed his electric scooter into a ditch.
Tuesday, April 3
• Police located a man who had been heard yelling about calling 911. The man told police that his hash oil had been poisoned with meth oil and requested to go to the hospital.
• A caller reported a man standing in the middle of a busy intersection, disrupting traffic and causing a hazard. Officers located a man noticeably high on methamphetamine who explained he was stuck between the white line on the road and the blacktop. He was arrested for disorderly conduct.
• A hotel employee reported that a woman was in the swimming pool yelling about ants crawling around on her. Police contacted the woman, who was generally not cooperative; an officer transported the woman to the hospital for suspected mental health issues.
Wednesday, April 4
• A caller asked police for assistance in catching a rat in their backyard. The rat eluded officers.
• Police received two separate calls during the day about two different individuals who had injected themselves with unknown substances and were experiencing bad reactions. Both were taken to the hospital.
• A woman reported selling an item on Craigslist to a buyer who had sent a check for more than the amount, asking the seller to return the difference. The check turned out to be fraudulent. This is a common scam in which buyers overpay for an item using bogus checks and ask for the difference. Police advice caution when purchasing items online in which buyers pay more than the asking price.
Thursday, April 5
• Officers responded to a traffic crash. Both drivers stated there was a female wearing a Pikachu costume walking on the side of the road. One driver told officers they swerved to avoid hitting Pikachu and crashed into the second car. Officers did an area check but could not locate Pikachu.
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