Forest Grove Police Log: Nov. 6-12, 2020
Friday, Nov. 6
A caller reported their daughter was experiencing symptoms of a mental health crisis in the middle of the night. Officers arrived and found the daughter had set off a roach bomb and broke an ashtray after she was insulted. The daughter had a minor cut on her hand, but was not determined to be a danger to herself or others. All agreed to try to be peaceful and separate for the night.
A caller reported that their modem had been switched out by unknown persons on account of the serial numbers being different.
A caller reported their child ran away after dark and had been gone for more than an hour. Officers located the youth at Dollar Tree and reunited them with their family.
Saturday, Nov. 7
A fast food restaurant reported that a presumably hungry man was causing a scene at the location. The man was irate that his combination meal had been delivered with only a single taco and not the three posted on the menu. Management was contacted, two fresh tacos were delivered and the customer was asked not to return to the location.
A police officer was driving down Pacific Avenue when he was nearly struck head-on by a wrong way driver. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle, however it drove away at a high rate of speed with its headlights off. After blowing through a red light and nearly striking an ambulance, the vehicle spun out and its rear tires burst. This did not deter the driver, who continued attempting to flee east. The vehicle ultimately came to a halt when it crashed into a sign at a business in Cornelius. The driver was arrested on numerous charges, including drunken driving, and taken to the Washington County Jail.
A caller reported their soon-to-be-ex-spouse was using his credit card, which she previously had been allowed to do. Officers told the caller no crime had been committed and advised the caller of their options.
Sunday, Nov. 8
Officers responded to a report of a fight between a man and woman at a residence late at night. Officers arrived and found the pair arguing over laundry. The couple advised the argument was verbal only; they agreed to give each other space for the evening.
A bedroom window was smashed by a thrown rock. Officers are investigating.
A caller reported his children's mother threw soda on his car after an argument. Police received a call from the mother a short while later who advised the initial caller had not returned some of her property during their children's visit. Officers determined nothing criminal had actually occurred and advised both parties of civil options.
A man asked his ride share driver to take them to two different addresses. Arriving at the second location, the man initially refused to get out of the vehicle. He said he was worried the driver would contact police. The man eventually left, then hopped a back fence at the location and disappeared. The driver did call police to report the unusual behavior. Officers checked the area and were unable to locate the man.
Monday, Nov. 9
An elderly woman appeared to be distraught and confused at a local convenience store. Officers contacted the woman who said she was lost. Police learned she was a resident of a nearby care facility and offered her transport home where she was released to staff.
A patrol officer was flagged down by a woman in a hotel parking lot in the middle of the night. The woman said her husband was intoxicated and attempting to leave the location in their car. The husband was strongly encouraged against driving and agreed to go inside for the night.
A man was seen laying in the middle of a church parking lot. The man was unresponsive a callers performed CPR; officers arrived and found the man experiencing symptoms of a drug overdose. He was transported to the hospital.
Tuesday, Nov. 10
Someone rammed a piece of house siding with their vehicle fender, overturned a garbage can on top of the vehicle, and left threatening notes. Officers are investigating.
A second-hand store reported an individual had left the location with several items they had neglected to pay for. Officers located the suspect at a nearby bus stop, formally trespassed him from the store, and issued a citation for theft.
An unknown person started a man's car and did a burnout in the driveway. After driving into a nearby ditch, the alleged thief fled the location. Officers performed an extensive area check but were unable to locate anyone in the immediate area, however other calls came in about a man with a similar description attempting to gain entry into vehicles shortly after. Officers then responded to a location where a security company reported an interior motion alarm had been triggered in the middle of the night. On arrival, police found the front door smashed out and located the suspect from the string of attempted vehicle thefts in the vicinity experiencing symptoms consistent with drug use. He was arrested, transported to the hospital for evaluation, and later lodged at the jail.
Wednesday, Nov. 11
A storage area was broken into and several carpentry tools, drills, and an airsoft rifle were stolen. Officers are investigating.
Someone entered a woman's unlocked apartment overnight and stole her purse. Officers located the purse and its contents in nearby bushes; police are investigating.
A man told police his roommates had stolen multiple items, with some items disappearing only to mysteriously reappear. The caller further stated his neighbors had hacked his security cameras and were having deliveries made to and from his front yard. He then asked for proof the responding officer was not an actress pretending to be law enforcement. Police determined nothing criminal had actually occurred, but advised the caller to call back should the suspicious behavior happen again.
Thursday, Nov. 12
A caller reported a portable toilet at a local construction site had been burned to the ground. Officers are investigating.
Police received multiple calls from different persons reporting the catalytic converter from their hybrid vehicles had been stolen. Officers are investigating.
A bank employee reported an individual was in their drive-thru presenting a forged check. Police contacted two individuals and, after a brief investigation, police sorted out that one party obtained another person's blank checks, crafted a check to appear as though it was compensation from a job, and convinced the other party to cash it. The fraudster was arrested for forgery and possession of a forged instrument.
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