Forest Grove Police Log: April 13-19
During the week, Forest Grove police officers were engaged in more than 359 activities, both reported and self-initiated.
Friday, April 13
• Police contacted a man who was reportedly seen smoking methamphetamine behind a dumpster at a shopping center. The man was breaking down boxes for a business in exchange for beer, which is not a crime.
• A caller reported a domestic disturbance between two individuals embroiled in an escalating argument. Police learned that the reporting party had called 911 so as to scare the other party. Both were advised this was a poor use of 911.
• A woman reported her adult son was banging on her bedroom door in the middle of the night upset that she had consumed all the alcohol in the house, which he reportedly needed to get through the day. Officers advised the parents of the eviction process.
Saturday, April 14
• A caller reported that they had returned from a long day out and found the front door unlocked and her cats acting strangely. Police found nothing missing or out of place.
• A driver reported witnessing a vehicle crash into a parked car and then fleeing the scene. Officers performed an area check and located a damaged vehicle matching the description a few blocks away. With a blood-alcohol content more than twice the legal limit, the driver was arrested for DUII as well as hit-and-run.
• A church reported that a woman was laying on the ground at the location acting strangely. Police believe the woman may have been experiencing mental health issues but was not a threat to herself or others. She moved along without incident.
Sunday, April 15
• A caller reported that a man pulling a wagon was speaking to the driver of a suspicious vehicle in front of a residence they believed to be a drug house. Officers learned the two men were talking about fishing.
• Officers broke up a fight between multiple individuals, allegedly involving hand tools, which began as an argument over inadequate pay for work performed. After questioning all involved parties and finding no one wanted to be a victim, officers advised all to go their separate ways, which they did without further incident.
• Police responded to a location where a man was allegedly threatened by the caller with a gun and attempted to instigate a fight with another individual. Officers were unable to locate anyone matching the description.
Monday, April 16
• A caller reported finding a sex toy inscribed with expletives on their front porch. Officers are investigating and the caller reported that they will be installing security cameras.
• A caller reported the theft of a pair of pants from the laundry room of an apartment complex.
• A woman reported that several boys had gotten into her house and were simply wandering around the residence, but she further advised it may have been her imagination. Officers found all doors and windows secure and nothing suspicious in the area around the location.
Tuesday, April 17
• A patrol officer spotted a man known to police as having a suspended license driving along a busy road. On stopping the vehicle, the officer also located drug paraphernalia on the driver's person, which was a violation of his parole. The driver was arrested.
• A night shift officer was performing a premise check near a bar and noticed a suspicious female behind the location who hastily walked away from the scene on seeing the police, leaving her belongings. On police contact, the woman continued to walk away and ignore the officer, who then stopped her for a pedestrian violation. The officer found the woman had an outstanding warrant, and a search of her belongings yielded methamphetamine. She was arrested.
• Night shift officers located a parked vehicle associated with a man known to police as having an outstanding felony warrant. Officers found the man inside the location, as well as a usable amount of methamphetamine. He was arrested.
Wednesday, April 18
• The Forest Grove Police Department presented a scam education workshop at an assisted living community to help residents learn how to prevent being victims of swindles and fraud.
• A caller reported that a woman came to his residence and asked for $10, then spray-painted his security camera and RV windshield when he declined. The caller requested that the woman be trespassed from the location.
• An officer stopped a bicycle rider for going over 40 mph in a 25 mph zone. Officers learned the bike had a small motor attached and that the rider's driver's license had been suspended — which includes all motorized vehicles. She was arrested for driving while suspended.
Thursday, April 19
• A caller reported multiple teens in the restroom at a park who appeared to be dealing drugs. Officers located three adults who consented to a search of their belongings, which yielded methamphetamine, marijuana, and a stolen out-of-state identification card. The owner of the belongings was arrested.
• Police received a report that multiple juveniles who were shooting Airsoft pellets at kids playing soccer. Parents had resolved the issue by the time officers arrived.
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