Forest Grove Police Log: June 12-18, 2020
Friday, June 12
• A caller reported they had received a mysterious letter stating the caller had been kidnapped for several years without realizing it.
• A caller reported a physical altercation between multiple parties in the bathroom of a local cafe. The parties had disbanded prior to police arrival; however, officers located one person matching the description a block away. She initially ran from officers but was quickly detained. Officers also located two men still fighting in an alley nearby and, after a scuffle with officers, both men were also taken into custody.
• A caller reported a man was walking around swinging a baseball bat. Officers contacted the man and found that he had not damaged anything or made any sort of threats.
Saturday, June 13
• On patrol, an officer spotted a house and multiple vehicles that had been wrapped with Saran Wrap. Police contacted the resident, who advised it was probably a friend playing a prank.
• A caller reported they had been letting a woman stay at their residence for a few months, and now the woman was bringing over a man whom the caller did not want in the house. The caller was advised of the eviction process.
• A caller reported he had been assaulted by his adult son. The son had left prior to police arrival, but officers found him at a bus stop a short distance away and he was subsequently arrested.
Sunday, June 14
• Police received several reports of a woman who was acting erratically, dancing and laying in the middle of the road. Police located the woman and found no evidence of any criminal activity or intoxication, but they were unable to obtain any information about who she was. A request for information went out over social media pages and within just a short time, residents of Forest Grove were able to provide identifying information. She was offered resources and went on her way.
• Dispatchers informed police that they had received multiple calls from the same location but could hear what sounded like children playing on the other end of the line. Officers checked the residence and found kids had been playing with the phone. Parents were advised to discourage such behavior.
Monday, June 15
• A citizen came into the station to report that someone had used his identity during a crash that Forest Grove police responded to. Officers are investigating.
• A caller reported a fight between a citizen and a tow-truck driver in an apartment parking lot. Police arrived and found the vehicle owner was upset about his vehicle being towed. It was determined no crimes had occurred, and officers helped work things out between the two.
• A local gym reported that a man was causing a scene outside of the business, refusing to leave. Police contacted the man, who advised he had threatened to destroy some plants but hadn't caused any actual damage. He was advised to move along.
Tuesday, June 16
• A caller reported their 3-year-old had gone missing. A search for the youngster found her under the bed covers.
• A driver reported that she was being followed by a male driver who appeared angry. She then advised that she had been on her cellphone and cut the other driver off. She was advised of her cellphone violations.
• A man reported that his boat and trailer had been stolen overnight. Police received multiple reports of items stolen from vehicles, the backs of pickups, trailers, sheds and open garages overnight. Police are investigating.
Wednesday, June 17
• A caller reported they had found a very large, fresh bone and wanted to ensure it was not from a human. It wasn't.
• Police responded to a local apartment complex where a physical altercation was reportedly underway. Officers located one man who advised the other had stolen his longboards. Officers were unable to locate the other man, but they did locate a presumably stolen longboard at the location.
• Officers responded to a location from which an alarm could be heard blaring. Police eventually found a discarded smoke detector. The battery was removed.
Thursday, June 18
• A caller reported that he and his roommate had a fight over the wi-fi password. Officers contacted the two and found evidence of a crime. They were advised of civil options, but police were called back to the residence later after one roommate accused the other of stealing their router and gaming system, which turned into pushing and shoving. The pair eventually agreed to leave each other alone and cool off.
• A caller reported a suspicious woman was in a neighbor's front yard moving items around. Police found the woman was actually an employee of the neighbor who was finishing some tasks around the yard.
• A caller reported that items had been stolen from their location, advising they were possibly being targeted due to the content of her bumper stickers.
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