Forest Grove Police Log: March 13-19, 2020
During the week, Forest Grove police officers were engaged in more than 371 activities, both reported and self-initiated.
Friday, March 13
• A caller reported a tenant in a neighboring apartment was yelling at her kids and then made threats after the caller yelled back. Police found no evidence of a crime and advised both parties to work with management.
• A caller reported that a man from a nearby group home was having trouble staying upright, possibly under the influence of drugs. Police found the man had, despite being extremely intoxicated, made his way home. He declined medical attention.
Saturday, March 14
• A caller reported his passport and two vehicle titles had gone missing from his residence. Police are investigating.
• A caller reported her husband's ex-wife, against whom a restraining order was in place, was at their residence hitting their vehicle with an unknown object. The woman had left prior to police arrival; however, officers located her in her vehicle outside of town. She was arrested for the restraining order violation, as well as an outstanding warrant.
• A caller reported hearing female voices screaming and crying from their neighbors in an adjacent residence. Police contacted the neighbors, who advised they heard the same thing. The possible source was a literal cat fight outside. No crime.
Sunday, March 15
• A caller reported three juveniles were attempting to gain entry into a vacant house. Officers contacted the youths and advised that their actions were not desirable and could have serious consequences. Police found no damage to the building.
• Police were called to a separate location where multiple juveniles had entered a locked building and destroyed property by throwing it into an indoor pool. All three were referred to juvenile services for burglary and criminal mischief.
• A convenience store reported that two presumably hungry men stole a number of sandwiches and chips from the location. Officers located the pair and learned only one party had actually taken items. He was cited for theft.
Monday, March 16
• A patrol officer spotted a man staggering from a fast food restaurant back to his vehicle. Officers followed him to a nearby hotel where he was stopped and found to be under the influence. He was arrested for DUII.
• Officers were called to an apartment where a domestic disturbance had been reported; a caller advised yelling and crying could be heard. On arrival, police heard what sounded like a man crying, but instead found a family that was praying together.
• A man reported that his fairly large bottle return ticket had been stolen from the machine at the drop facility. Police are investigating.
Tuesday, March 17
• A caller reported that a vehicle pulled up close to him and threw gang signs in his direction before driving off.
• Police received an anonymous tip that a potential drug deal was occurring near a local shopping center. Officers located two individuals matching the description but, other than a pipe, found no evidence of contraband. They were advised to move along.
• A man reported that he recently sold a vehicle and that the buyer had come by to take parts from the vehicle but left the remainder there on the street. Officers advised that this was a civil matter; however, the vehicle was cited for having no plates.
Wednesday, March 18
• A local coffee shop reported someone had attempted to gain entry to the business over night. Video of the suspect went community-wide on social media and he was collectively identified. He was located after police received a call about a man matching his description starting a fire in an outdoor pit at a closed location. He was cited and trespassed.
• A caller reported a suspicious person was going through a vehicle at a location known to occasionally house individuals with whom police are well-acquainted. Officers located a man who was cleaning his vehicle in order to sell it.
• A caller reported that a man locked the caller inside his RV and stole the caller's motorized bicycle. Police are investigating.
Thursday, March 19
• A store reported a man came into the location, placed his noticeably un-sanitized hands all over merchandise, and refused to leave when asked multiple times. He eventually left and was located several blocks away. He was trespassed from that business; however, officers contacted him a short while later after a concerned citizen asked police to check on a man who appeared under the influence and disoriented. He advised police that other than wanting to take a shower, he was fine.
• A caller reported she came home, heard the shower running, and was startled by a strange man running out of the bathroom with a toothbrush in hand. Police located the man — the same coffee cart subject from the prior day and the trespassed subject from that morning — a few blocks away and arrested him on a litany of charges. He was taken to jail.
• A patrol officer stopped a man who was driving suspiciously along Pacific Avenue late at night. Police called in a drug K-9 and a search yielded a firearm, a sizeable amount of methamphetamine, scales, baggies and several hundred dollars in cash. The contraband was seized and the vehicle towed, and he was issued a hefty citation.
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