Forest Grove Police Log: Dec. 25-31, 2020
Friday, Dec. 25
Officers responded to a location along Pacific Avenue where a vehicle crashed into a tree. The driver was found to be under the influence and arrested for DUII.
Officers responded to a residence after an argument over child custody resulted in simultaneous calls to dispatch — one from each parent. Police sorted out that one parent came to the location unannounced and was refusing to leave. Officers advised that the matter was civil and needed to be taken up with the courts. Police did, however, issue a formal trespass to the surprise visitor.
A caller reported his vehicle was stolen while he was in jail. Unfortunately, the caller was not the registered owner of the vehicle, nor did he possess the title, bill of sale, or any other documents showing that he was the owner. Regardless, officers advised they'd keep an eye out for his vehicle.
Saturday, Dec. 26
A caller reported a man appeared to be "mooning" cars near a bus stop along 19th Avenue. Police located a man matching the description whose sweat pants drawstring was clearly no longer operational. He boarded a bus out of town. No crime.
Officers responded to a location from which an incomplete 9-1-1 call had originated after dispatchers heard a possible altercation between a man and woman in progress. On arrival officers found the residents had called 9-1-1 by mistake by holding an emergency contact button on their phone. No crime.
A caller reported he had been threatened with a flashlight that had a stun gun attached, and was now hiding in his car. Officers had made contact with the caller previously in the day regarding an ongoing dispute between the caller and his ex-girlfriend. On arrival, police found the ex-girlfriend and her male associate who advised police the caller was the one who actually made the threats before retreating in his vehicle. After all was said and done, police were unable to determine probable cause for arrest existed but offered the initial caller a strong word of advice to keep his distance from the location.
Sunday, Dec. 27
A caller reported a sign with a red heart on it appeared in his yard.
A caller reported a woman pointed a loaded bow and arrow at her when she pulled into her apartment complex parking lot. Police later located a woman — and weapon — matching the description in the area; she was cited for Menacing and released.
Officers responded to a two-vehicle rollover crash near the intersection of Elm Street and 19th Avenue. Police determined an eastbound driver ran a red light and T-boned a north bound pickup, toppling the truck. The first driver was transported for medical attention and was cited for the violation.
A patrol officer attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation near Oak Street late at night. The driver apparently wasn't in the mood to chat and took off at a high rate of speed along Pacific Avenue. For safety reasons, the Forest Grove officer did not pursue; however, Washington County deputies did after the vehicle nearly collided with one of their patrol cars heading the opposite direction. Spike strips were deployed on Baseline Street in Cornelius and the vehicle stopped a few blocks later. FGPD arrived shortly after and took both driver and passenger into custody as they each had outstanding felony warrants. They were arrested on the warrants and for the brief elude.
Monday, Dec. 28
A caller reported that he had been drugged by an unknown subject who then duplicated his keys. Officers believe mental health issues were involved and listened to the caller's concerns at length before providing him with mental health resources.
Police responded to an apartment complex where a noticeably intoxicated caller reported a neighbor had attacked her in the middle of the night. Officers attempted to make contact with the neighbor but to no avail and initially planned to follow up in the morning — but were called back to the location a short while later when residents in a neighboring unit reported the initial caller was screaming and causing a ruckus. Police found the caller even more intoxicated than before; she was advised of the noise ordinance and agreed to go to bed.
Tuesday, Dec. 29
A driver reported they had dropped their vape pen and crashed into another vehicle while attempting to retrieve it. Officers responded to the crash scene and found no one had been injured; one vehicle was towed and the at-fault driver issued a citation.
A bus driver reported a passenger was refusing to exit the bus upon being instructed to. Police arrived and found a woman was noticeably intoxicated, which was a violation of her probation. She was arrested.
A caller reported an unknown person may have broken into a block of mailboxes and stolen mail from a mobile home complex. Officers are investigating.
Wednesday, Dec. 30
A caller reported a rifle was stolen from his truck. Officers are investigating.
Officers responded to a local hotel in the middle of the night where two women were reportedly engaged in a fight over a shared male acquaintance. Police determined no crimes had occurred, but one of the women was transported to the hospital on account of severe intoxication.
While on patrol late at night, an officer spotted an occupied vehicle that had been reported stolen and of interest to Washington County deputies parked in a convenience store parking lot. The officer stayed on scene as deputies arrived and subsequently arrested the driver.
Officers responded to a location along 19th Avenue where a vehicle had crashed into a travel trailer parked on the side of the road. The driver was arrested for DUII, Reckless Driving and issued several other traffic citations.
Thursday, Dec. 31
An apartment complex reported a suspicious man in the laundry room who matched the description of a man whom police were searching for. On arrival, officers located the man who had multiple outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants; he was arrested and taken to jail.
A caller reported someone left a gift-wrapped box containing chocolates, candy, and poop-laden kitty litter at her doorstep.
A patrol officer attempted to stop a motorcycle with no plates and a suspicious coat of spray paint heading into Cornelius. When the officer turned on the lights and sirens, the motorcyclist did not stop — but another car did, which the motorcyclist crashed into as it attempted to pass on the right side. Washington County deputies were asked to investigate the crash while the motorcyclist was transported to the hospital. Multiple charges, reckless driving and felony elude, against the driver are pending.
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