Forest Grove Police Log: May 11-17
During the week, Forest Grove police officers were engaged in more than 497 activities, both reported and self-initiated.
Friday, May 11
• A woman reported that her neighbors had parked their vehicles on the street in front of her house intentionally to annoy and retaliate against her.
• Police responded to a report of a fight in the street between two women. Both went their separate ways.
• Officers were tipped off to an alleged drug dealer, who also had an outstanding warrant, at a location in Forest Grove. She was found at the location and subsequently arrested.
Saturday, May 12
• Forest Grove police joined the Washington County Sheriff's Office and Oregon State Police in tracking down a suspect allegedly involved in an assault and robbery and who had multiple outstanding warrants. The suspect was detained, however, exhibiting signs of a potential heroin overdose. After a medical evaluation and clearance, he was taken to jail.
• Officers attempted to locate a woman seen consuming alcohol in a parking lot and driving away erratically. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle.
Sunday, May 13
• A man reported that a friend, who does not exist, had been kidnapped. Officers determined that the man was experiencing a mental health crisis. He agreed to go to the hospital for evaluation.
• A bus driver reported that a passenger had fallen asleep on the bus and refused to get off upon being wakened. Officers advised the woman to disembark, which she did.
• Police checked on a dog reported left inside a parked vehicle on a very warm day. The owner was advised to be more cautious. The FGPD reminds citizens that leaving children or animals unattended in a vehicle on a hot day can have deadly consequences.
Monday, May 14
• A woman reported multiple suspicious individuals inside a vacant house in her neighborhood. Officers located four individuals known to police; all were charged with criminal trespass and one went to jail on outstanding warrants.
• The owner of a bar reported that someone had tampered with the security alarms at the location. Officers are investigating.
• A convenience store employee reported a suspicious man attempting to gain entry into her vehicle in the parking lot. Officers contacted the individual who denied attempting entry, but could not explain why he was at the location. He was trespassed from the location.
Tuesday, May 15
• Police responded to a multi-vehicle crash along Pacific Avenue where a driver failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with a truck. One driver was taken to the hospital; citations were issued to the responsible party.
• Multiple callers reported a suspicious man walking through residential yards yelling and acting erratically. Police located the man who was high on methamphetamine and had an outstanding warrant. He was arrested.
• Officers responded to a domestic disturbance where an argument escalated to a physical altercation in which one party allegedly threatened the other with an axe. The subject dropped the axe upon being confronted by bystanders and was arrested on multiple charges.
Wednesday, May 16
• A local hotel reported that a guest had checked out of their room along with a 42-inch television. The establishment later called and advised that the television had been returned and they did not wish to pursue any charges.
• An officer stopped a vehicle and contacted the driver who lied about their name and date of birth. The officer was subsequently able to identify the driver who had a suspended license. The driver was lodged at the jail for giving false information to a police officer.
Thursday, May 17
• A caller reported that a subject was walking up and down a set of railroad tracks, removing their clothing and acting strangely. The subject was contacted and found to be under the influence. A detainer was issued by their probation officer and they were lodged at the jail.
• Officers contacted a subject who was seen peering in the basement window of a business, with a flashlight in the early morning hours. The subject refused to identify himself and upon being detained the subject resisted. The subject was subsequently lodged at the jail.
• Officers located a vehicle with license plates on it that belonged to another vehicle. Officers located the person responsible for the vehicle who admitted to stealing the license plates. That subject was arrested for third-degree theft.
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