Forest Grove Police Log: July 17-23, 2020
Friday, July 17
• A caller requested police check on a neighbor known to have special needs out of concern for their well-being. Officers contacted the neighbor and found deplorable living conditions and evidence the neighbor was struggling to take care of themselves. They requested to go to the hospital for evaluation, and officers contacted adult protective services so the neighbor could get necessary resources and assistance.
• A caller reported a Jeep had just struck her vehicle, and the driver exited and looked around before then driving away. Officers did an area check and were able to locate the Jeep at a nearby apartment complex and found that a teen was behind the wheel learning to drive with his dad, who advised he had checked for damage and didn't see any. A citation for an unlicensed driver was issued and insurance information exchanged.
• A man reported that some men approached him, pushed him and attempted to take his dog, claiming it now belonged to them after the caller's girlfriend allegedly sold it. On arrival, the other subjects had left, and officers determined no physical contact had occurred. The man was advised to call back if they returned.
Saturday, July 18
• A patrol officer spotted a man known to have been previously trespassed from a grocery store exit that store with food and alcohol that, given the man's history and reason for trespass, was presumably unpaid for. On seeing the officer, the man fled on foot but was unable to outrun the officer. In lieu of jail, he was issued citations for criminal trespass, theft, and interfering with a police officer.
• A caller reported they were receiving harassing text messages. Officers spoke to both parties and found that a business transaction between the two had gone awry. The caller was advised it was a civil matter as nothing criminal had occurred.
• Officers responded to a reported altercation between two women at a local residence. On arrival, police found two sisters in a verbal argument over one damaging the other's vehicle. Officers talked at length with the pair, and they ultimately agreed to separate for the evening and consider new living arrangements.
Sunday, July 19
• A caller reported that they had a romantic entanglement with a person who was married, and that somehow the spouse of their partner obtained nude pictures and posted them on social media. Officers are investigating.
• Police received an anonymous tip that two individuals known to have outstanding warrants were at a residence in a mobile home neighborhood. Officers arrived and located the wanted individuals who were arrested without incident. They were taken to jail.
Monday, July 20
• Officers are investigating after a shop reported their business had been broken into over the weekend and some $5,000 in tools were stolen.
• A man called police to report that his friend may have been murdered, as the caller was unable to get ahold of him. Officers contacted the friend's wife, who advised they had gone away for the weekend and her husband was now at work.
• A caller reported that upwards of $1,800 worth of golf clubs had been stolen from his driveway. Officers are investigating.
Tuesday, July 21
• A store reported that a man threw his backpack inside the location and was now making shooting gestures with his fingers at customers. Officers advised him to leave, which he did without further incident, and trespassed him from the location.
• Officers responded to an apartment complex where a caller reported a possible fight in a neighboring unit. Officers arrived and found a mom and child playing a spirited game of "Madden NFL." Mom was winning.
• A caller reported a man was yelling and making a scene outside of an apartment complex late at night. While on scene, the man was attempting to leave when a woman drove up in an attempt to de-escalate the situation. Officers promptly and astutely noticed that she was significantly intoxicated. She was arrested and later found to have almost twice the legal blood alcohol content.
Wednesday, July 22
• A caller reported a very intoxicated woman was outside of an apartment complex spray-painting one of the units. Police located the woman, who was noticeably under the influence of marijuana, expressing herself creatively on the building. She was cited for criminal mischief and trespassed from the location.
• A caller reported her early '90s Honda Accord had been stolen sometime during the course of the day. A swing shift officer later spotted the car unoccupied and parked near a house known to be frequented by individuals with whom police are well acquainted. Forest Grove officers, Washington County sheriff's deputies, and a Beaverton K-9 set up containment and deployed a "stop stick" under the front tires of the stolen vehicle. After a two-hour stakeout, the suspect, whom officers identified as having an outstanding felony warrant, entered the vehicle and officers converged on the area, but not before the suspect rammed the stolen car into an patrol car. Despite the stop stick, the suspect managed to drive a few more blocks before crashing and escaped on foot. A K-9 track, however, successfully located the suspect hiding in the trunk of a different car. He was arrested on a litany of charges and taken to jail.
Thursday, July 23
• A citizen reported they heard arguing and glass breaking at a house a short distance from theirs. Officers contacted people at the residence and discovered that a drinking glass broke.
• A citizen reported an elderly woman was acting delusional and was hitting other people with her cane. The cane had been taken away prior to police arrival. The woman was contacted and had already calmed down. She was deemed to not be a threat to herself or others.
• A citizen was bringing her son to urgent care when a male drove next to her and told her he was an officer and that she needed to slow down. He reportedly told her, "Don't make me work when I am off duty." He displayed a round badge that the citizen said looked fake. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle.
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