Forest Grove Police Log: Aug. 30-Sept. 5
During the week, Forest Grove police officers were engaged in more than 528 activities, both reported and self-initiated.
Friday, Aug. 30
• A caller reported that a fellow guest at a wedding he was attending had consumed a large amount of drugs and alcohol and was disturbing others. Police found the man in his room, intoxicated but not causing a scene nor requiring medical attention. He agreed to stay in his room for the remainder of the night.
• A caller reported that several items had been dumped at a local apartment complex, likely by a non-resident. Officers went delving into the rubbish in an attempt to determine the source but to no avail.
• A caller reported that a man had installed security cameras and intentionally pointed them toward the caller's residence. Police determined there was no evidence of anything criminal.
Saturday, Aug. 31
• A caller reported a large group of kids fighting near a convenience store, possibly using knives. Officers conducted a wide area check and found no one in the area. Surveillance footage did show a group of juveniles play fighting, but no weapons were observed.
• A citizen flagged down an officer to report a man had loaded up a large bag at a local market and fled the location without paying for the items. Officers converged on the area but were unable to locate anyone matching the description.
• A caller reported seeing someone leaning out of a car window and shouting at another driver while holding what appeared to be a gun. Police were unable to locate anyone or any vehicles matching the description.
Sunday, Sept. 1
• A night shift officer checked on a man and woman in the street having what appeared to be a heated argument. On contact, police found two neighbors who were having an animated, amicable discussion.
• A caller reported that someone was attempting to obtain keys to their hotel room from the front desk. Police found that no keys had been distributed and no entry to the room was made.
• A caller reported their niece was threatening to harm herself. Officers contacted the niece, who was subsequently taken into custody on a peace officer hold. During the course of the week, Forest Grove police responded to six suicide attempts or threats of attempt.
Monday, Sept. 2
• A medical center employee reported two people looking into vehicles in the parking lot, who then jumped into a dumpster upon seeing the caller. Officers located two men well known to police, who denied any criminal activity. Police advised them to move along.
• Officers were tipped off to two suspicious vehicles and a large group of people in a school parking lot late at night. Police located several teens enjoying the playground. They were advised to move along.
• An assisted living community reported that forced entry had been made into one of their storage building. While damaged, nothing appeared to have been stolen. Officers are investigating.
Tuesday, Sept. 3
• Officers checked on a man who was discovered in an apartment stairwell groaning and possible under the influence. The man admitted to drinking and smoking marijuana with a friend who lived at the location. After he was helped down stairs, he tripped, fell down and hit his head. He was transported to a hospital for evaluation.
• A caller reported a man lying face-down in the grass outside a secondhand store. Officers contacted the man, who advised he was simply taking a nap. He moved along when asked; however, a man matching his description was reported later in the day face-down several blocks away. On the second contact, officers found him to be extremely intoxicated and transported him to a detox facility.
• A caller reported a man hitting a vehicle outside a local business and then leaving the location with a woman. Officers were able to confirm the man was hitting his own car, which is not a crime.
Wednesday, Sept. 4
• A caller reported that a friend was posting the caller's medical records on a social media site. On investigation, the "friend" was found to be a jilted ex-lover. Police advised the caller to contact the site administrator to have the posts removed.
• A woman reported her boyfriend's mother was sending large amounts of cash to a man she met online and was now discussing selling her home and moving to be with the man. Officers contacted the mother and explained that this is a common scam, but the woman wasn't interested in police advice. Although not criminal, police took a report in the instance she changed her mind.
• A caller reported that her car keys had gone missing, along with tens of thousands of dollars. It was determined no such monies ever existed. Officers explained that cash can't be stolen if there's no cash to begin with.
Thursday, Sept. 5
• A man reported that someone was outside his residence impersonating a police officer. Real officers arrived and were unable to locate any imposters, nor any actual officers from other agencies.
• A caller reported that an ex-employee was at their business asking to borrow tools to fix a vehicle. Officers contacted the man at the location, who was indeed trying to fix a vehicle; police found no evidence of anything criminal.
• A caller reported a pickup hauling a trailer had scattered junk along a residential street. Police contacted the driver, who was changing a tire. He agreed to clean up prior to leaving.
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