Forest Grove Police Log: May 18-24
Editor's note: Due to the Memorial Day holiday, this week's police log was received too late to appear in print. It is published in full below.
During the week, Forest Grove police officers were engaged in more than 486 activities, both reported and self-initiated.
Friday, May 18
• A caller reported receiving a message from a friend over social media that included suicidal statements. Officers located the sender of the message who denied wanting to hurt himself, stating the comments were made as a joke.
• Police responded to a local park where a man had locked himself in the bathroom and was reportedly screaming unintelligibly. Police found the man inside doing pull-ups on the stall. He was asked to cease and quiet down, which he did.
• A caller reported their teenager had used their mother's credit card to make unauthorized purchases, requesting the teen be referred to juvenile services for theft.
Saturday, May 19
• Officers responded to a multi-vehicle crash at a busy intersection. On scene, officers took statements from all parties, but determined the at-fault drivers had lied to police about who was behind the wheel as the actual driver did not have a license. Officers issued a litany of citations as well as a lecture about the importance of honesty when providing statements to police.
• Police received multiple calls regarding a vehicle driving on a rim along Highway 47. Officers found the vehicle with significant body damage, impact damage to the windshield and airbag deployments, and initially believed the scene to have been a crash. The driver explained, however, that she had purchased the vehicle in that condition. She was cited for careless driving, operating an unsafe vehicle, and driving without a license or insurance.
Sunday, May 20
• A hotel employee reported a suspicious man at the location taking pictures of children and accosting guests and customers. He was asked to leave and delete the photos, which he did without incident.
• Officers contacted a woman reportedly seen dumpster diving near the university. The woman explained she was searching for items to donate to the needy. She was trespassed from the location.
• Night shift officers checked out a location believed to be connected to a report of a runaway teen from earlier in the day. Officers located the youth, as well as three other individuals who had outstanding warrants; all parties were taken into custody.
Monday, May 21
• A caller reported their neighbor's cat was stuck in the garage while the residents had moved out for the summer. Officers located a spare key and rescued the trapped feline.
• Officers contacted a woman who had reported a suspicious man walking through her yard. The woman advised that the man may have entered the residence prior to steal undergarments and had at one point left a note. Police are investigating.
• Police were called after a group of teenage boys assaulted another. Police located one of the alleged assailants later in the afternoon; the man admitted to the crime and was taken to jail.
Tuesday, May 22
• While investigating an alleged crime involving a juvenile, officers located a man known to have an outstanding felony warrant. The man ran from the scene; however, he was unsuccessful in hiding from a K-9 who led officers to his location. He was arrested.
• Police received multiple calls regarding a fight between a man and a woman in the middle of Main Street. Officers contacted the two individuals who were embroiled in an argument that ended when one ran off after making suicidal statements. An extensive area check was completed; however officers were unable to locate the individual.
• A caller reported they have received several harassing messages over social media and was feeling unsafe as a result. Officers provided information on stalking orders and advised the caller to contact police if the suspect acted on any threats.
Wednesday, May 23
• A caller reported that neighbors were fighting and screaming at the location. Officers found the homeowner in a heated argument with his brother over the phone. The man agreed to quiet down.
• Police received a report that a suspicious man was yelling at children near a school. Officers located a man with known mental health challenges wishing the kids well for their day at school. He was asked to move along, which he did without incident.
• A bank employee reported a man attempting to acquire a debit card but did not have an account with the bank. Police contacted the man and trespassed him from the location.
Thursday, May 24
• A caller reported that his vehicle had been stolen from outside his residence by an individual who drove him home the night prior because he was too drunk to drive. Officers are attempting to locate the woman.
• A second-hand store reported a female was at the location smelling of alcohol and possibly impaired. Officers found that the woman was not impaired, but did find that she had been driving with a suspended license. She was issued a hefty citation.
• Officers assisted a memory care resident in returning safely home after he had become disoriented while away from his residence.
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