Forest Grove Police Log: March 9-15
During the week, Forest Grove police officers were engaged in more than 419 activities, both reported and self-initiated.
Friday, March 9
• A store employee reported a suspicious man drinking beer in the parking lot. Officers located a man matching the description nearby who was carrying beer but had a no-alcohol stipulation as part of his probation. He was taken to jail for violating the terms of his probation.
• A man came to the Forest Grove Police Department lobby demanding money that his mother allegedly left there. He further explained that he was going to be ordained as a minister and had top clearance to camp at a nearby church in the instance police went looking for him. Officers did go looking for him shortly thereafter when he was seen allegedly waving a baseball bat around a downtown intersection and harassing people at the church. He was assisted in moving along.
Saturday, March 10
• A caller reported hearing a woman yelling and screaming in distress through his apartment walls. Officers located a man and woman who were arguing about their relationship, but they found no evidence of a physical altercation.
• Officers responded to three separate attempted suicide or threats of suicide, including self-harm during the day.
• Forest Grove officers assisted the Cornelius Police Department in the recovery of a missing juvenile.
Sunday, March 11
• A caller reported their teenage daughter was refusing to wash dishes. Officers explained this was not a crime.
• Officers responded to a fight between two neighbors. No injuries had been suffered and the instigator was cited for harassment.
• A woman requested a welfare check on her grandson who was indigent and addicted to drugs, possibly experiencing mental health issues. The man's mother called shortly thereafter to report the man was living in a vehicle at her location and requested that police move him elsewhere. It was determined the man had committed no crime and was not a threat to himself or others.
Monday, March 12
• Police contacted a man sitting in the middle of Main Street who was upset that he did not have enough money to purchase cigarettes. Officers learned he was experiencing mental health issues and was provided information about helpful resources, and he moved along without incident.
• Swing shift officers responded to a crash at a busy intersection. It was determined that the at-fault driver was unlicensed and using his phone. The driver was cited, as was the vehicle's owner who had knowingly provided a vehicle to an unlicensed driver.
• A TriMet employee reported a man passed out in the back of the bus, possibly intoxicated. Officers found a rather groggy man who had taken prescribed Valium for a back injury. He was allowed to stay on the bus but advised to try to stay awake.
Tuesday, March 13
• A man called police to report a suspicious vehicle was following him down the road. Officers located the suspicious driver, who explained he believed the caller was drunk and was attempting to get the caller to slow down. Police determined the caller to be sober but cited the second driver for being unlicensed.
• A pizza delivery service reported a suspicious man lurking outside the front door of the establishment, causing employees to feel it was unsafe to leave. Officers contacted the man, who explained he was hoping for some leftover pizza; he was asked to leave and did without incident.
• A caller reported a transient man stripping off his clothes outside the post office. Officers located the man nearby at the city library, where he was fully clothed and using a computer.
Wednesday, March 14
• Police responded to a location where a man allegedly entered his mother's home uninvited and struck his sister before leaving on foot. On contact, the man resisted arrest, but officers ultimately subdued him and took him to jail on multiple charges.
• Night shift officers received a report of a suspicious female possibly experiencing mental health issues refusing to leave a hotel. She was advised to leave and initially did; however, she was shortly thereafter reported at a nearby assisted living facility. She was trespassed from the property and assisted in catching a bus out of town.
Thursday, March 15
• A caller reported a man and woman arguing behind a business along Pacific Avenue, possibly escalating into a physical altercation. Police located a couple who were coyly playing with each other.
• Swing shift officers contacted a man seen acting strangely and refusing to leave a shopping center. Police determined he was high on methamphetamine, which was a violation of his probation. He was taken to jail.
• The suspicious female from the previous night was reported hiding in the trees behind a second-hand store where she allegedly stole a crate. She was issued a citation for theft and escorted to a bus stop.
• The FGPD received several calls regarding an unusual amount of trailers and generators around Pacific University at all hours. The teen drama television series "Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists" is filming on campus.
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