Forest Grove Police Log: Dec. 29-Jan. 4
During the week, Forest Grove police officers were engaged in 453 activities, both reported and self-initiated. In 2017, the Forest Grove Police Department was engaged in 26,646 activities, both reported and self-initiated.
Friday, Dec. 29
• A woman reported that her brother came into her room and broke several items. Officers located the man a couple of blocks away and reported he admitted to breaking his sister's things. He was arrested for criminal mischief and harassment.
• Officers stopped a suspicious vehicle with expired tags. On contact, the driver was unable to provide proof of ownership. Officers were able to trace the owners who had loaned the vehicle to the driver, and further consented to a search of the vehicle, which yielded a significant amount of drug paraphernalia. One occupant was arrested and the other was instructed to report to her probation officer.
• A night-shift officer responded to a noise complaint when he located a running vehicle with vomit outside the door. The officer woke the driver, who explained that he was waiting in the warm car to sober up before driving and had fallen asleep. The driver agreed to go to a friend's house for the night.
Saturday, Dec. 30
• Officers responded to a residence where a man was threatening to shoot himself. The man was found clutching a knife and, after a brief dialogue, advanced on officers with the weapon. The subject was taken into custody after police deployed a less-than-lethal foam baton, allowing them to safely restrain him. The subject was transported to a medical facility on a "peace officer's hold."
• Police located a man seen screaming in a residential area in the middle of the night. The man explained he had lost one of his gloves and was looking for it. Officers persuaded the man to quiet down and assisted him in the search. The glove was located and peace was restored.
• A man called police to report someone was out to kill him. Officers determined the man was experiencing the effects of mixing alcohol, marijuana and prescription medications but was in no danger. The man agreed to go to bed for the night.
Sunday, Dec. 31
• Police received multiple calls regarding mail that had been found lying around.
• An allegedly intoxicated teen was reportedly fighting with his brother and father. He needed medical attention and broke several items in the home. The teen was taken into custody for assault, harassment and criminal mischief.
• Officers received several reports of fireworks and noisy New Year gatherings throughout town.
Monday, Jan. 1
• Officers contacted a man seen tending a fire in a can behind a shopping center. Officers told the man to extinguish the fire and forbid him from returning to the property.
• A convenience store employee reported that a juvenile stole two bags of chips and two liters of soda.
• A woman reported that her elderly mother had made suicidal statements and had left her residence. Officers located the woman near a store in possession of materials to harm herself. She was taken to the hospital on a peace officer's hold.
Tuesday, Jan. 2
• A caller reported an SUV driving down a busy residential road dragging a car seat behind it. Officers located the seat nearby but were unable to locate the vehicle.
• Police received several calls about vehicle break-ins in a residential area. Officers are investigating.
• Police responded to an assisted-living community where a man was reportedly threatening staff and residents with a "shank." On arrival, officers found the man had calmed down and determined there was not enough evidence for a crime.
Wednesday, Jan. 3
• Officers contacted a man seen sleeping under the "no loitering" sign at a shopping center he had previously been trespassed from. He was taken into custody.
• Police received a report of a suspicious man wandering around a residential property, pounding on the door and yelling at the residents. The same man was seen on Pacific University campus, from which he had previously been trespassed. Officers located the man a short while later when he walked into a local café where FGPD's quarterly "Coffee with a Cop" was being held. The man was escorted from the event and, after a short struggle, subsequently arrested.
• A caller reported a vehicle driving erratically along a busy road. Police located and stopped the vehicle. The driver got out of the car and attempted to fight with officers, but was ultimately arrested on multiple offenses and determined to be high on methamphetamine.
Thursday, Jan. 4
• A night-shift officer located a vehicle believed to be associated with a robbery out of Hillsboro several weeks prior. The suspected driver had a warrant out for his arrest. The man was arrested on the warrant and officers continue to investigate the robbery.
• A woman reported that her landlord was harassing her and attempting to overcharge rent. Officers advised the woman to contact an attorney for landlord-tenant disputes.
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