Forest Grove Police Log: May 10 - May 16, 2019
During the week, Forest Grove police officers were engaged in more than 481 activities, both reported and self-initiated.
Friday, May 10
• A caller reported hearing someone screaming for help near their apartment complex. Officers responded and located a man who had become stranded in his powered wheelchair. He was assisted.
• Police were called to a fight between a man and woman in the middle of a neighborhood street. Officers contacted the pair who were arguing over relationship issues; neither party had any injuries, and both denied being the victim of a crime.
• A realtor reported that a man was refusing to give his landlord access to a residence being appraised, despite the landlord giving proper notice. Officers arrived and, after the man loudly expressed his opinions, the landlord was given access.
Saturday, May 11
• A woman was experiencing a mental breakdown, but did not know the address she was calling from. Police were eventually able to ascertain who the woman was and responded to her known address, but were unable to locate the woman. Police performed an extensive area check and ultimately located the woman and convinced her to go to the hospital, which she did.
• A woman requested contact information for her husband's mistress and asked that police attempt to convince her husband to be honest with her. She was advised that neither requests were services police could accommodate.
n Washington County Sherriff's Office reported a stolen vehicle was headed toward Forest Grove via Martin Road. Forest Grove officers located the vehicle crashed near a nursery and assisted on scene while a K-9 track was initiated. The driver was located and arrested.
Sunday, May 12
• A man was sleeping in the back of a car in the middle of the night. Officers contacted the man who advised that he had gone to a friend's house to watch "Game of Thrones," snack on some marijuana edibles, and enjoyed a substantial amount of whiskey, then opted to sleep in what he believed was his friend's vehicle. It wasn't. The vehicle's owner declined to have the man arrested; he was given a courtesy ride home.
• A woman came into the police station stating she was feeling overwhelmed by life and was stuck in a hopeless life situation. A patrol officer provided a friendly ear, offered some counsel, and provided information on mental health resources.
• Night shift officers contacted a man who was seen in possession of several items that were similar to items taken in recent car prowls. After a short investigation, officers determined the items were not, in fact, related to the break-ins, but did find the man to be in violation of his probation; he was arrested.
Monday, May 13
• Police contacted a woman who was reportedly walking down the middle of Pacific Avenue on a busy afternoon. As the officer approached, he attempted to stop the woman from walking straight into traffic, but she responded by punching the officer twice in the face. She was taken to the ground and taken into custody on a peace officer hold for her safety.
• Police received another call about a second individual seen walking down the roadway of Pacific Avenue during evening traffic. Police located the man after he walked out in front of their patrol car. On contact, the man refused to stop, and subsequently began to resist by kicking and spitting at the officers. Ultimately police had to sedate the man who was taken to the hospital for evaluation.
• Night Shift officers received a report of a man waving and pointing a gun at cars on a major street. Police located and detained the man, and found a pellet style gun made to look like an authentic handgun. The man advised that he was hoping to rob a drug dealer and informed officers that he was high on acid. He was arrested on multiple charges.
Tuesday, May 14
• A hotel reported that a guest was experiencing some sort of mental health crisis and causing extensive damage to his room. Police arrived and determined the man to be heavily under the influence of drugs. He was transported to a hospital for evaluation, and then issued multiple citations including drug possession and criminal mischief.
• Night shift officers responded to a location where a group of people were outside of an apartment complex yelling, running around, and knocking over trash cans. Police located multiple individuals attempting to wrangle a drunk friend. The sober friends agreed to take their buddy home.
• A caller reported a foul odor emanating from bushes near a business. Officers responded and found nothing out of the ordinary.
Wednesday, May 15
• Police received multiple calls from residents in the same neighborhood reporting that vehicles had been entered by unknown parties overnight, with some items missing. Officers are investigating and advise the public to always lock vehicle windows and doors.
• A caller reported that a solicitor came to their residence, despite having a "no soliciting" sign on her door, and that the solicitor called her vulgar names when asked to leave. Officers were unable to locate anyone matching the description of the solicitor.
• A store reported that a group of kids were taking items out of the business dumpster and throwing them around the parking lot. Officers located one juvenile who was advised against this type of behavior.
Thursday, May 16
• A caller reported that an unknown man had been buzzed into the gym area of their apartment complex overnight and was wandering around the facility. Officers contacted the man and trespassed him from the location.
• A caller reported a man was seen attempting to gain entry into a car using some sort of wire or tool. On contact police learned the man owned the vehicle and was using bailing wire in an attempt to open the door after locking his keys inside.
• A patrol officer spotted a garage door open with large amounts of property inside. The officer contacted the resident who was thankful to be woken up as he had forgotten to close the garage door.
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