Forest Grove Police Log: Dec. 11-17, 2020
Friday, Dec. 11
A caller reported a prowler in their backyard in the middle of the night. On arrival, officers found the caller's next door neighbor had come into the yard to move a large Styrofoam cooler that was amplifying the sound of the pouring rain.
A caller reported their juvenile son had made suicidal statements and left the location into the 30-degree, icy weather on foot. Officers found the youth nearby, who stated he was very cold but did not have any thoughts of self-harm.
A store owner asked officers to check on a man who appeared to be talking to himself and having trouble walking in the parking lot. Police contacted the man, who advised he had recently used bath salts. Officers found he was trespassed from the location.
Saturday, Dec. 12
A patrol officer stopped a vehicle after the driver made a dangerous turn directly in front of the patrol car. On contact, the officer found the driver had an outstanding felony warrant. The driver was arrested.
A caller reported they had yelled at a driver who was speeding through the neighborhood, prompting the driver to exit the vehicle, punch the caller in the face, and leave the scene. Officers were able to identify the driver; however, a search of the area and a K-9 track were unsuccessful in locating him. The investigation continues.
A caller reported they had received phone calls several weeks ago from a blocked number from someone telling the caller that their services as a psychic were unwelcome in Forest Grove, stating this "territory" had already been "staked out." The caller was advised to contact police should additional calls come in.
Officers responded to a day spa where a man reportedly shoved a woman into a metal door frame. The man initially attempted to run away, but he was promptly apprehended and taken into custody.
Sunday, Dec. 13
While on patrol, an officer located two juveniles outside of a parked vehicle who attempted to duck out of sight while the officer passed by. On contact, the officer found the two youths consuming marijuana. They were referred to juvenile services for MIP and released to a sober driver; the marijuana was seized for destruction.
Police received several calls regarding an intoxicated mail stumbling around and breaking glass around a shopping center. Officers located the man alert and able to care for himself near a bus stop; he admitted to dropping a bottle near one of the stores but explained it had been cleaned up.
While on patrol, an officer spotted a driver known to have a suspended license driving along Mountain View Drive. On stopping the vehicle, police also found the driver had a no-contact order with the passenger. He was cited in lieu of a trip to jail.
Monday, Dec. 14
A caller reported a man was outside of a care facility in possession of a knife, making stabbing motions. Officers located the man and issued him a citation for Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Menacing as the jail was unable to lodge.
A fast food restaurant reported a woman was banging on their door late at night. Officers contacted a woman with whom police are well acquainted in the area who advised she was fine, did not need or want police assistance, and was going to look for a place to sleep.
A caller advised that her mentally ill adult son was acting in a manner that made her afraid. On arrival, the caller advised that no actual threats had been made; however, police convinced the son to voluntarily go to the hospital for evaluation.
Tuesday, Dec. 15
Officers responded to a location from which an incomplete 9-1-1 call had been placed. On arrival, officers determined a woman at the location had assaulted her sister. She was arrested.
Portland police reported they had tracked a freshly stolen vehicle to a location in Forest Grove. Officers located the vehicle and spoke with the owners, who alleged the thief may have been their son. The investigation was concluded rather shortly after officers received a report that a man matching the son's description had knocked on a Forest Grove resident's door, stated he was on drugs and asked for a ride out of town. Police offered a free ride to Hillsboro, where he was lodged at the jail.
Wednesday, Dec. 16
A store reported a woman was causing a scene at the location, yelling at both customers and staff allegedly on account of the store not having a public bathroom. She was gone upon police arrival, and officers were unable to locate her in the area.
A fast food restaurant reported a man attempted to pass a fake $20 bill through the drive-thru. The vehicle had left prior to police arrival but was located by officers traveling along Pacific Avenue. The driver refused to stop and turned into a nearby apartment complex, at which point both driver and passenger fled on foot. The passenger was soon located after a resident reported a woman matching the description was hiding in his back yard; she was cited and released. The driver was not located.
A caller reported a visiting family member had overstayed their welcome and was refusing to leave. Officers arrived and convinced him to leave, which he did without incident.
Thursday, Dec. 17
A patrol officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation along Highway 47 only to find the vehicle was associated with a man with an outstanding out-of-state felony warrant. The man initially provided a fake name but fled the scene after failing to fool the officer. A short pursuit ensued down Fern Hill Road; however, the vehicle was stopped by spike strips set out by Cornelius police. The man then fled on foot but was unable to outrun officers. He was taken into custody and, after three years on the run, lodged at the jail on a multitude of charges.
A caller reported her father was drunk, high on methamphetamine, was making suicidal statements, and threatened her with a Taser. The caller was gone on police arrival; however, officers sorted out that the father was fine, though he admitted he had pointed a Taser at the caller's boyfriend, who had previously been warned not to be at the location. It was determined no crime had actually occurred.
A caller reported a suspicious man had approached and attempted to get into her vehicle while she was parked outside a dental office. On contact, the man advised he was attempting to wish the caller happy holidays in exchange for a monetary donation. He was told to move along and stay away from other people's vehicles, which he agreed to do.
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