Forest Grove Police Log: June 19-25, 2020
Friday, June 19
• A caller reported that a large number of items had been stolen during a large outdoor sale. Police are investigating.
• A caller reported that an unknown person had glued their vehicle's gas tank door shut.
• Officers responded to a local coffee shop where a man had locked himself in the bathroom. Police convinced the obviously intoxicated man to come out and trespassed him from the location.
Saturday, June 20
• A caller reported that a man had come to her residence and destroyed her car. The man, whom officers had previous interaction with that day, was located in his home. He initially resisted arrest but was ultimately taken into custody. He was taken to jail on multiple charges.
• A caller reported a man was attempting to steal a pressure washer from a nearby residence. Officers contacted a man matching the description nearby who advised police that he had, in fact, picked it up but was under the impression it was being thrown out. Unfortunately for him, he was wanted for unrelated charges and arrested.
Sunday, June 21
• A caller asked for police assistance in retrieving his son, who went to a friend's house without permission. The caller was advised to attempt to retrieve his child on his own before getting police involved.
• A caller reported they had gotten into an argument and that her very intoxicated husband had left the location in his vehicle. While officers were on scene, the husband pulled back into the driveway; however, he refused to cooperate with officers. He was ultimately taken into custody for harassment as well as driving under the influence of intoxicants. He was later found to have nearly twice the legal blood alcohol content.
• Officers checked on a suspicious van that was seen parked in front of a local church. Police contacted the driver, who refused to provide any information or identification. The eagle-eyed officer spotted a piece of paper in the van with a name and birth date, which, when searched, came back with both a photo and an outstanding warrant. The man continued to provide false information despite being shown his own booking photo. He was arrested on the warrant and providing false information.
Monday, June 22
• Officers checked on a man who was reported walking in the middle of the street. On contact, the man admitted to walking through traffic and nearly getting hit by a truck. Police determined him to be a danger to himself and took him into custody on a peace officer hold for evaluation.
• A caller reported that her neighbor, with whom she does not get along, had called her rude names.
• Police received multiple calls about a disturbance at a residence. On arrival, police learned a citizen had been walking their dog, which then bit a startled cat. The owner attempted to intervene and was injured in the process. The owner was treated for bites and scratches.
Tuesday, June 23
• A caller reported a man was walking around a neighborhood carrying a bowling ball. Police found the man, who was indeed in possession of a good 15-pounder, in addition to drug paraphernalia and non-bowling-related items from a vacant house he had apparently burglarized. He was taken to jail.
• A caller reported a large black SUV was driving up and down a neighborhood street hitting garbage cans. Officers found 10 cans had been pushed over in the vicinity. Police were unable to locate anyone in the immediate area, but the vehicle was later located. Officers are investigating.
• A caller reported a suspicious man lingering outside a coffee shop at weird hours. Police found he was using the shop's wireless internet. He agreed to move along.
Wednesday, June 24
• A caller reported a motorcycle, SUV and another vehicle were driving recklessly in a restaurant parking lot. Prior to police arrival, the motorcycle crashed and the driver jumped into the other vehicle, which officers located recklessly driving in an empty lot. Police attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver drove through a ditch and headed east, where Washington County sheriff's deputies were waiting. Spikes were deployed and the vehicle was stopped. The driver was arrested on multiple charges.
• A caller reported a man with a stick had attempted to start a fight with him because of how the caller had been riding his bike.
• A caller reported a man on a motorcycle intentionally revs his engine to set off car alarms in the early morning hours.
Thursday, June 25
• A caller reported a loose dog had charged her while out jogging with her dog. She had managed to avoid an attack by kicking and screaming and was ultimately rescued by a neighbor. The loose dog's owner was found, and it was determined a gate had been left open. The owner advised they would be more diligent in the future.
• Officers responded to a residence where an argument was reportedly escalating. On arrival, police found one party had an outstanding warrant. He was arrested.
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