Forest Grove, Cornelius and Banks: money hidden too well, potential city business license fraud and bad boyfriends

Forest Grove

Dec. 8

n Police checked a home where smoke was reportedly coming from a chimney. The home was vacant, as the resident died several months ago. The smoke was actually exhaust from the furnace and the house was secure.

n A citizen reported a burglary after money that had been hidden in a coat turned up missing. An officer checked the coat and found the well-hidden money.

n Officers stopped and arrested a driver near Highway 47 and Porter Road after receiving a reckless driving report. The driver was intoxicated and later gave a breath sample which showed a blood alcohol level of .25 percent.

n Police checked on neighbors who were “mechanicking” and making too much noise. They found no such thing occurring when they arrived.


Dec. 9

n Police checked on a 94-year-old woman. She was found deceased inside her home. Police responded to another call to assist in using an automated external defibrillator until medical crews arrived, however, the individual was also pronounced deceased.

n A caller reported multiple burglaries and believes the suspect has a key and is stealing medication. A mental health issue may be factor in this report.

n Police checked on a man after receiving a report that his wife left him lying on the bathroom floor for 11 hours. The man was transported to the hospital and police are investigating.

n Officers assisted with traffic control after a natural gas line was cut during construction at Willamina Avenue and Sunset Drive.


Dec. 10

n A landlord reported being chased by his 80-year-old tenant after the tenant was served with an eviction notice.

n Police assisted with a separate call of an 80-year-old dementia patient who had become combative.

n Forest Grove officers assisted Washington County sheriff's deputies in searching for a vehicle after an intoxicated passenger jumped into the driver's seat and took off at a traffic stop near Highway 6 and Cedar Canyon Road.

n Police checked on a report of a man "preaching" and blocking the entrance of the post office.


Dec. 11

n A Meals on Wheels driver called for a welfare check on an elderly resident who would not answer the door. Officers found the resident asleep.

n Police checked on subjects who were reportedly living out of an old school bus. The occupants stated they were leaving the next day to go south in search of warmer weather.

n A man called and wanted police to remove people he had allowed to stay with him.

n An 89-year-old woman from a local care center called to report that she was sexually assaulted several times in the past couple of weeks. Police have reason to believe dementia may be a factor in her report. She was transported to the hospital for further evaluation.


Dec. 12

n Police responded to a local hotel after employees were unable to get a response from a man who failed to check-out. Officers could see the motionless man through a space in the door and yelled repeatedly, but he did not respond. Officers forced entry and determined the man was breathing. After shaking the man for several moments, he awakened. The man explained that he was a long-haul trucker and was a very deep sleeper.

n Officers responded to four crashes in the area due to icy roads. There were no serious injuries.

n Police checked on a 24-year-old woman who overdosed on alcohol. She was transported to the hospital by ambulance.

n A 16-year-old boy who was determined to be a danger to himself was transported to the hospital on a police officer hold.


Dec. 13

n A woman called to report she was having an argument with an ex-roommate about the telephone. She decided she would call back if she needed any assistance. 

n A woman called police after getting kicked by her daughter while trying to take her phone away. The girl was already on house arrest for another matter and was transported to a detention facility.

n A woman on A Street reported she was assaulted by her partner after he suspected her of cheating. This took place in front of three children in the home. The man was arrested for felony assault and lodged at the Washington County Jail.

n An intoxicated man walking in traffic near Highway 47 and Pacific Avenue was transported to a detox facility.


Dec. 14

n A woman called police and wanted to discuss the metal in her hand and the effects of electromagnetic fields.

n Police responded to a report of two males arguing behind a business on 19th Avenue. Officers contacted a man, who stated he was telling an estranged friend that he was a "tweaker" and to stay away from his friend's trailer.

n Police contacted a man on Main Street after receiving multiple calls of either gunshots or fireworks in the area. It was the man's birthday and he had lit off a "big" firework to celebrate. No other fireworks were located and the man was warned about the law.

n While patrolling the area of Oak Street and Pacific Avenue, an officer noticed a man trying to stand up from the sidewalk. The man was extremely intoxicated and was transported to a detox facility.


Dec. 1 to Dec. 9

n An adult male was contacted and arrested on an outstanding warrant.

n A boy reported being assaulted after school by a male who punched him in the face after asking him if he is associated with a gang. The suspect was with two other males at the time. The case is being investigated.

n A Coastal Farm and Ranch employee reported a white man wearing a brown Carhartt jacket stole a heater and fled the area in a black Chevy pickup with a dirt bike in the back.

n A woman was arrested and lodged at the Washington County Jail after shoplifting in Walmart. She’s already on probation for a previous Walmart theft.

n A woman was issued a citation for throwing a burning cigarette out of her car in front of an officer.

n A citizen reported that an unknown person damaged his vehicle sometime overnight while it was parked in his driveway.

n An employee at a business in the 800 block of Adair Street reported he believes another employee stole equipment worth $8,000 from the business.

n A woman was cited for theft after shoplifting more than $100 worth of merchandise from a business in the 200 block of N. Adair Street.

n A woman was lodged at the Washington County Jail on theft charges after shoplifting more than $150 worth of merchandise from a business in the 2200 block of Baseline Street.

n An officer made a traffic stop when a male passenger exited the vehicle and ran away. He was later located, arrested and lodged at the Washington County Jail on outstanding warrants as well as possession of methamphetamines. The adult male driver was arrested for DUII. Two other passengers were cited for minor in possession of alcohol.

n A man reported he was assaulted by his ex-wife, her new boyfriend and her teenage son. The complainant had minor injuries and was untruthful about several details of the incident. The reported suspects also were untruthful in their details of the incident, each telling conflicting stories. Officers were unable to develop probable cause to arrest anyone at this time.

n A person reported their daughter’s boyfriend took their car without permission. The boyfriend lives at the residence with the complainant and daughter. Upon investigating the incident, the officer discovered the complainant has failed to register the vehicle and does not have any other proof of ownership. DMV records show a different owner. Officers told the person they need to prove ownership before the vehicle can be registered as stolen.

n A woman was arrested after security personnel found her purse full of illegal drugs when she left in it a retail store in the 200 block of N. Adair Street. While an officer was at the store to pick up the purse from security, a woman contacted customer service and asked if anyone found her purse she left somewhere in the store. She picked up an armful of clothes she selected and walked out of the business without paying. Unfortunately for her, she walked right into another officer who was entering the store at the same time. The female later admitted the purse was hers. She was lodged at the Washington County Jail.

n A business employee near the 100 block of N. Adair Street reported a male who had possibly overdosed and was lying on the floor. Officers determined the boy was fine. He said he was just having some problems at a group home where he lives and needed some space. He was cooperative with officers and was returned to the group home.

n A man reported seeing his ex-girlfriend’s car drive by his home. They both have restraining orders filed against each other and he believed she was in violation of the order. Upon investigation, an officer determined the ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend was driving the car and unknowingly drove past the house.



n Officers took a call from N.W. Broadshire Lane because a female neighbor wouldn’t leave. Officers contacted everyone involved and let her know she could potentially be arrested if she returned.

n Officers arrested a man for endangering the welfare of a minor and frequenting a place where controlled substances are used.

n Officers looked into a potential case of fraud using the city of Banks business license.

n Officers received a call about a potentially suicidal man who never returned from a business trip. Eventually he came home.

n A woman stole several item from Jim’s Thirftway. Store employees, who are familiar with the woman, contacted her in the parking lot but she left. When she returned to the city she was arrested.

n A high school student reported that assault and physical abuse had occurred on school grounds. A boy was arrested.

n A man was menacing several residents of a home in N.W. Hammond Place with a weapon that turned out to be a BB gun. The man was found during a traffic stop and arrested. He was also charged with driving with a suspended/revoked license and for being a felon in possession of body armor. Two vehicles were also shot and damaged during the menacing.

n Officers performed a welfare check on a student at Banks Elementary, who turned out to be fine.

n Officers responded to a domestic disturbance on N.W. Woodman Avenue.

n Officers arrested a woman on a warrant.

n Officers cited four kids for curfew violation while in a vehicle near the intersection of N.W. Hammond Place and Bellingham Court. They were released after officers contacted their parents. One child was listed as a runaway.

n There was graffiti found in the Chevron station bathroom.

n A boy ran away from home and was found the next day.

n A bike was stolen from a bike rack on N.W. Jarvis Place.

n Officers checked on a girl who was making suicidal statements online. Her parents were already aware and she is in treatment.

n Neighbors were calling to check on their elderly neighbor on Main Street. Officers let them know he was okay, but in an adult care facility.

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