Forest Grove Police Log: Dec. 27, 2019-Jan. 2, 2020
During the week, Forest Grove police officers were engaged in more than 388 activities, both reported and self-initiated.
Friday, Dec. 27
• Officers responded to a location where an argument between a man and woman had reportedly gotten out of control. Police found two heavily intoxicated individuals, one party having hit the other with a pillow, causing no injury. Officers advised the pair to separate for the night.
• A caller reported a driver in a parking lot was holding a can of beer and yelled "I'm not an alcoholic" to the caller while driving away. The vehicle was gone upon police arrival.
• A man called police advising that he had forgotten to turn the burner on his stove off and asked officers to force entry to his residence to shut it off. As police arrived, a neighbor with a key was in process of handling the situation.
Saturday, Dec. 28
• A man came into the station asking to speak with an officer to discuss being a suspect in a recent crime. Police confirmed that he was not, in fact, a suspect in any ongoing criminal investigation, to which the man grew irate and began yelling and swearing, demanding that the police do their job. He subsequently left without further incident.
• Officers checked on an elderly man who was seen pushing a scooter through a major intersection. Police found the man's battery had died and provided him with a ride to an auto parts store.
Sunday, Dec. 29
• A man reported that he returned home from a weekend away and found furniture and kitchen items missing from the residence. Officers are investigating.
• A caller reported a suspicious man stole tools from the caller's truck late at night and fled the area on foot. Officers performed an area search but were unable to locate the suspect. Police are investigating.
• A caller reported two people loitering outside a local convenience store waiting for a third person who was allegedly stealing beer. Officers were unable to find anyone in the area matching the description, and the store reported no suspicious or criminal activity had occurred.
Monday, Dec. 30
• A caller reported their pickup window had been broken out and a welder stolen from inside overnight. Police are investigating.
• A caller a man walking around a neighborhood street picking up rocks and mumbling incoherently. Officers contacted the man who advised he was collecting "petrified wood." Police found no evidence of criminal activity, nor the man to be a danger to himself or others.
• A caller reported they had found a tote filled with miscellaneous items in their backyard left overnight. The caller explained it looked like it was possibly owned by a transient, but then decided it might actually belong to a friend and advised they'd look into it further.
Tuesday, Dec. 31
• A caller reported two women fighting in front of an apartment complex. Police located one woman upon arrival who advised she caught the other woman leaving the caller's apartment carrying property belonging to the caller. The alleged intruder was not on scene; officers are investigating.
• A night shift officer spotted a suspicious vehicle near a fast food restaurant that appeared to be attempting to evade officers. Police conducted a traffic stop and located two individuals in the back seat, including one who had multiple outstanding felony warrants. He was arrested.
• A caller reported a person walking around outside an apartment complex screaming, possibly under the influence. Police found a rather loud and intoxicated woman wandering around. She agreed to go inside for the night, which she did without further incident.
Wednesday, Jan. 1
• A caller reported her boyfriend had entered her apartment uninvited and started an argument. He was gone on police arrival; however, officers were able to locate him at his residence. Police found evidence that he had been drinking but determined nothing criminal had occurred.
• A caller reported an unknown man and woman had approached a friend in a parking lot complex late at night, took the friend's keys and fled, taking the vehicle registration, a phone, and some change with them. Police are investigating.
• Police responded to a location where a vehicle had crashed into a parked vehicle. The driver remained at the location and admitted to hitting the parked car; insurance information was exchanged and the vehicle towed.
Thursday, Jan. 2
• A citizen came into the police department with a large amount of forged identification cards they had discovered. Officers are investigating.
• A caller reported seeing a broken window at a vacant house nearby and could hear a woman screaming from inside. Officers arrived and located a woman known to police making macaroni and cheese in the basement. Unable to provide an explanation, she was arrested and taken to jail on multiple charges.
• A caller reported a suspicious man knocking on windows and trying to open a door at an apartment complex. Officers located an intoxicated man who was attempting to go home but had gone to the wrong complex. He was assisted in getting home safely.
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