Forest Grove Police Log: Oct. 23-29, 2020
Friday, Oct. 23
Officers arrested a man on an outstanding warrant and for criminal mischief and a restraining order violation after attempting to steal a package from a residence earlier in the day and then returning to the location again later in the evening.
Officers responded to a report of a fight involving a knife. Multiple individuals were found to be under the influence of alcohol and marijuana, but no weapon was involved. All parties were advised to separate. Officers were called to a different location later in the evening after two of the individuals struck up a heated argument with their stepfather and another fight ensued. There were no signs of injury and all parties agreed to go to bed for the night.
Saturday, Oct. 24
Officers arrested a man on an outstanding felony warrant after conducting a walk-through of a transient camp. The man was smoking marijuana in public and after being contacted provided false information and fled on foot. He was taken into custody after a significant chase and struggle.
Officers responded to a report of a man who was stumbling in a fast-food parking lot and appeared to be associated with a vehicle that had significant damage. The car and driver were gone prior to arrival and no evidence of anything criminal or suspicious was found.
Sunday, Oct. 25
Officers took multiple reports of political flags and signage stolen overnight.
Officers responded to a report from a resident who was hearing loud banging noises coming from the direction of the cemetery and local school properties late at night. There was nothing suspicious found in the area, paranormal or otherwise.
Monday, Oct. 26
Officers responded to a report from a woman who stated her grandson was intoxicated and yelling at her about a gun. He had attempted to steal his grandmother's pistol but was caught and an altercation ensued. The grandson was arrested for multiple crimes.
Officers took a report from a man who stated an unknown person attempted to steal gas from his vehicle. The case is under investigation.
Officers responded to multiple reports of an argument between a man and woman at a local apartment complex. It was a lover's quarrel that had escalated but remained verbal only. The parties separated prior to police arrival.
Tuesday, Oct. 27
Officers responded to a report from a resident who stated their vehicle had been ransacked while they were away. A short investigation revealed a daughter had used the vehicle while the resident was out of town and failed to leave it in the condition it was found.
Officers responded to a report from a resident who stated a man stole a shovel. The man advised he had previously lived at the location and the shovel was his. The new resident agreed to let the man keep the shovel, but asked he be trespassed from the location.
Officers responded to a memory care center where a patient reportedly assaulted another. The man was immediately aggressive toward police, striking on officer. He was transported to an area hospital on a peace officer hold.
Officers responded to a report of a man stumbling along Pacific Avenue late at night dangerously close to traffic. The man was extremely intoxicated and offered a courtesy ride to a family member's house.
Wednesday, Oct. 28
Officers responded to a report of yelling and a possible fight in progress near a local church. Upon arrival several children were found to be enjoying a playground structure.
Officers responded to a report from a man who stated unknown persons were attempting to kill him by fumigation, advising the perpetrators were on his roof, in his garage and surrounding his residence. After a check of the premises nothing suspicious or criminal was found. Believing the man was experiencing symptoms of mental illness, officers convinced him to go the hospital for evaluation.
Officers responded to a report from a resident who was hearing yelling at a neighbor's home and a possible fight between a man and woman. Loud voices were heard behind the location, however upon contact both parties went inside. A woman eventually came out and said she was alone, and everything was fine. It was determined nothing criminal had occurred.
Thursday, Oct. 29
Officers responded to a report from a man who stated his ex kicked in the front door of his residence and assaulted him. She was gone upon arrival but was successfully tracked to Vernonia, where she was arrested later in the day.
Officers responded to a report from a man who stated two individuals carrying political signage were aggressively circling him in a shopping center parking lot. The man had failed to mention he had instigated the situation by first confronting the individuals and attacking their political stance. There was no evidence of a crime.
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