Forest Grove Police Log: June 8-14
During the week, Forest Grove police officers were engaged in more than 445 activities, both reported and self-initiated.
Friday, June 8
• A caller reported a man riding a bicycle in a residential area giving off an "aggressive vibe." Officers located no one matching the description.
• A woman reported that her roommate was spraying something in the house that was making her sick. Officers detected nothing abnormal in the house and advised the roommates to discuss the situation with one another.
• A night shift officer stopped a suspicious, possibly inebriated, man struggling with his pants along the side of the road. The man was found to be high on methamphetamine and requested officer assistance in securing his trousers. The man was advised to find a different solution.
Saturday, June 9
• After an investigation into a home burglary the previous day, officers arrested a man who had previously been warned against returning to the property. He was charged with stalking, criminal mischief, burglary and unlawful entry of a motor vehicle; he was taken to jail.
• A woman called to provide information about a man believed to be responsible for the murder of a Forest Grove woman in March.
• A caller reported the theft of a CD player out of his unlocked car.
Sunday, June 10
• A patrol officer stopped a vehicle for erratic driving only to find the driver had an outstanding warrant. He was arrested.
• TriMet reported a man who was unresponsive on the bus. Officers were able to wake the man and, on identification, learned he had an outstanding warrant. He, too, was arrested.
• Police were called when a family located their deceased cat, possibly killed with a BB or pellet. Officers are investigating.
Monday, June 11
• Officers responded to a local church where a man was reportedly seen pointing a long gun in the direction of the building. Police located a man using a pressure washer near the location.
• A real estate agent reported that a model house had been broken into and graffiti tagged on the concrete. Police are investigating.
Tuesday, June 12
• A man reported that several of the trees on his property had been damaged over the course of a week. As officers had little by way of suspects, the man installed security cameras to catch the culprit. Video surveillance revealed the perpetrator to be a beaver. No arrests were made.
• Police received multiple reports of large groups of children meandering and milling around town, specifically blocking intersections near food trucks and coffee stands. All callers were advised that it was the last day of school. Officers provided extra patrol around many of the schools as they dismissed for the summer.
• Police responded to a location where an SUV crashed into a tree. Officers learned a neighbor had forgotten to shift the vehicle into park and it rolled down the street. No injuries or crime.
Wednesday, June 13
• Officers responded to a bar where a woman was reportedly screaming, had punched someone in the face and was now attempting to fight the bartender. Upon locating a woman matching the description a few blocks away, and after a short investigation, officers arrested her for harassment.
• A caller reported that a man was circling the caller's vehicle, acting strangely and in a sexual manner near a shopping center in the middle of the night. Officers located a man who had previously been trespassed from the location; he was arrested.
• A night shift officer spotted a suspicious vehicle associated with a suspect in several armed burglaries parked at a local hotel. Police set up a perimeter and executed a search warrant at the location where they indeed found the suspect. He was taken into custody without incident.
Thursday, June 14
• A caller reported that they had loaned a suitcase to a friend for a trip to Hawaii but that the friend had been disinvited and now refused to return the suitcase. Officers advised it was a civil matter, but suggested waiting for cooler heads before attempting to resolve the issue.
• A woman reported that she had been assaulted in her sleep and found subliminal messages in soapy water about the attack. Officers believed she was experiencing mental health issues and assisted her in contacting a care provider.
• Police responded to a three-vehicle crash at a busy intersection east of town in which a vehicle had stopped for a pedestrian but a following vehicle failed to stop in time. Two individuals were transported to the hospital, all three vehicles were towed and one driver was cited for following too closely.
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