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This week's calls include: an 'unreturned' vehicle, New Year's revelry and a Social Security scam.

During the week, Forest Grove police officers were engaged in more than 429 activities, both reported and self-initiated.

Friday, Dec. 28

• Police responded to a residence where a woman had reported her husband destroying things and allegedly breaking through a bedroom door with a chainsaw. Officers found the house dark and doors locked, and they were initially unable to contact either party. Police eventually got ahold of the husband via phone and learned the couple had an argument over finances, during which he decided to move out and subsequently broke the locked bedroom door to retrieve his belongings.

• A hotel reported a woman was inside a room screaming and yelling in the middle of the night. Officers located the woman, who was noticeably intoxicated, walking around the building. She was transported to a detox facility.

• Police were called to a "road rage" incident in which one driver yelled at the other due to the other allegedly cutting him off. Officers found nothing criminal in the incident.

Saturday, Dec. 29

• A woman called 911 to report taking a deadly amount of opioid pain killers. Police were unable to locate the woman at the address, but they successfully traced the location from which the call was made. The woman was found unresponsive and, after a naloxone antidote was administered, she was transported to the hospital.

• A driver reported an SUV had rear-ended his vehicle and then sped away, leaving behind several pieces of the vehicle. Officers located an SUV matching the description with severe front-end damage nearby and arrested the driver on suspicion of DUII, in addition to several other charges.

• Night shift officers responded to a report of a physical altercation; police arrived to find a woman actively hitting and biting her husband. She was immediately detained and arrested for assault.

Sunday, Dec. 30

• A night shift officer was patrolling a residential area when he noticed a vehicle suspiciously backing out of and re-entering a property, after which the driver exited and walked away hastily. Police learned the vehicle was stolen; officers located the driver, who advised he had taken the car from its owner in order to fix the brakes but had neglected to return it, causing the owner to report it stolen. He was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle.

• A caller reported two suspicious men tampering with a car late at night outside the home of neighbors who were out of town. Police found two college students who were attempting to fix a friend's car in time for an early-morning airport pickup. Unable to fix the vehicle, the students returned to campus.

• A caller reported a man walking alongside Main Street urinating on trees.

Monday, Dec. 31

• Night shift officers responded to a location where a group of individuals were yelling, arguing, and making a scene. Officers were able to sort out that residents had attempted to prevent an intoxicated individual from driving by removing a tire from his vehicle and placing the vehicle on blocks.

• Police responded to numerous calls regarding alcohol-fueled revelry ringing in the New Year.

• Forest Grove police assisted Cornelius officers at a location where several gunshots had been reported. Police learned that a man had fired bullets into the air, one of which went through a neighbor's wall. He was arrested.

Tuesday, Jan. 1

• A patrol officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation and found the driver had multiple outstanding warrants. She was arrested.

• A man reported having problems with his wife, who was upset about spending New Year's Eve at the same location as his ex-wife. Police learned the argument was verbal only; the man agreed to leave for the night to avoid any further arguments.

• A staff member at a senior living community reported someone rifling through the dumpsters in the middle of the night. Officers found a man matching the description nearby; he was banned from the property.

Wednesday, Jan. 2

• A caller reported her husband had an outstanding warrant and was driving without a license. Neither the husband nor vehicle were at the location on police arrival.

• A caller reported that an intoxicated woman was parked in front of his residence revving the engine late at night. Officers contacted the woman, who explained she was partying with friends at the location and had been kicked out of the house and told to leave by the caller and was waiting for her boyfriend, who was still partying. The woman eventually left the location on foot, and the caller was encouraged not to tell drunk individuals to drive.

• A woman reported receiving a phone call from the Social Security Administration stating that her Social Security number had been used fraudulently, then instructed the woman to purchase thousands of dollars' worth of gift cards from multiple retailers, which she did. This is a popular scam. The Forest Grove Police Department advises that SSA employees do not contact citizens by telephone for customer service purposes and will never use threats to obtain information. 

Thursday, Jan. 3

• A caller reported that they had used the restroom at a local museum and had been locked inside the building.

• A bus driver reported that a passenger on the last run for the night was unresponsive. Officers contacted the man, who was sleeping, but is deaf and did not hear the instructions. He was advised to exit the bus.

• A staff member from a group home reported that they were attempting to pick up a recovered runaway teen, but to no avail. An officer was able to convince the youngster to return home.


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