Forest Grove Police Log: June 5-11, 2020
Friday, June 5
• A restaurant reported that two individuals were becoming aggressive with staff. Police located and trespassed them from the establishment.
• A caller reported a man was driving a motorcycle through the park. Officers located a man who had been driving a motorized scooter along the path.
• While on patrol in a local neighborhood, a swing shift officer spotted a vehicle driving erratically along a residential street. Police found the man to be very intoxicated and arrested him for driving under the influence of intoxicants; he was released to a sober party and issued a steep citation.
Saturday, June 6
• Officers located a suspicious vehicle parked in a natural area after dark in which multiple candles appeared to be burning. On contact, the occupant advised police that she was a medium who had come out to nature to cleanse bad energy from home.
• Officers responded to a residence from which a fight involving multiple parties was reported underway. On arrival, police found an active physical altercation and forced entry. While police were detaining one person, a very intoxicated second person started punching the former in the head. After a scuffle, officers deployed a Taser stun gun and she was taken into custody as well. Both were taken to jail; one other party was transported to the hospital.
• Officers responded to a disturbance where a subject was reportedly making threats to shoot himself in a location where a birthday party was underway. On arrival, officers assisted the guests in leaving the location. Police were able to convince the man to come out of the house, and he was eventually taken in on a peace officer hold for his safety and transported for evaluation.
Sunday, June 7
• A bus driver reported a man just threw a rock through one of the windows, shattering it. Officers located a very uncooperative man matching the description nearby. He was positively identified by the driver and arrested for criminal mischief.
• A caller reported their roommate dumped sugar into her gas tank in what had become a series of retaliatory acts between the two after they had a falling out. Police were called back to the location later after a fight reportedly broke out. Officers found the argument was verbal only and advised the two to separate for the night.
• A caller reported his "female friend" had stolen his van. After some sleuthing, the vehicle was located in Hillsboro, and the alleged theft was likely part of a civil disagreement between the pair.
Monday, June 8
• A caller reported that their mail and a large amount of silver coins were stolen from his mailbox.
• A caller reported they were breaking up with their fiance and that he was refusing to let her collect her belongings and had changed the locks at the location. The caller was advised to seek legal counsel.
• A gym owner reported someone attempted to force entry and break into the business overnight. Officers are investigating.
• A caller reported that they had a falling out with their friend, and now the friend was telling other friends that the caller is a sex offender. Police learned that the caller was, in fact, a registered sex offender, and discussed the issue at length.
Tuesday, June 9
• Police received several calls regarding the theft of power tools and home and garden tools from trailers, carports and truck beds over the course of the week. Officers are investigating. The Forest Grove Police Department advises citizens to keep such items locked up and out of sight when not in use.
• A caller reported that a man was acting aggressively and causing a ruckus at a local business and was seen throwing trash around the area. Officers assisted him in moving along, but they were called to a second location later where the same man had allegedly taken a bottle of hand sanitizer. He was again assisted in leaving, but he was ultimately picked up later by Cornelius police for disorderly conduct.
• A bank reported that someone in the parking lot was throwing credit cards. The man was gone on police arrival, but three cards were recovered. Police are investigating.
Wednesday, June 10
• A caller reported a four-foot-long iguana was wandering around a residential street. Officers were able to catch the crafty lizard and located its owners nearby.
• A deli reported that a man attempted to pass a fake $100 bill and then left the location on foot. Officers located a man matching the description nearby. When the man attempted to play clueless, officers kindly pointed out that the obviously fake bill literally had "Fake Bill" imprinted on it. He was arrested for criminal possession of a forged instrument.
• A patrol officer was following a suspicious vehicle when the driver suddenly pulled over, got out of the car, and tried to leave the location hurriedly on foot. Police stopped the driver and found his license was suspended. He was issued a hefty citation — which did nothing to dissuade him, as he was stopped elsewhere in town driving a different vehicle. He received a second citation.
Thursday, June 11
• A caller reported a man was sitting in a vehicle exhibiting signs of intoxication or possible mental health issues. Officers contacted the sober, lucid driver, who advised he was simply meditating.
• Patrol officers located a man known to have several outstanding warrants near 19th Avenue. A short chase ensued, but the man was unable to outrun the officers, who subsequently arrested him on the warrants and for possession of methamphetamine.
• A store reported that a man was at the location helping himself to peanut butter and refusing to leave. Officers ultimately convinced him to move along, and he was formally trespassed from the location.
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