Forest Grove Police Log: Jan. 22-28, 2021
Friday, Jan. 22
A caller reported a person walking around a new construction site on the edge of town attempting to open doors in the middle of the night. Officers performed a thorough area check that only turned up some yapping coyotes.
A night shift officer spotted a man suspiciously cutting through a medical center lot. On contact, the man was found carrying two cans of spray paint. He was told to move along and advised against using the paint in any mischievous way.
A swing shift officer stopped a vehicle driving erratically down Pacific Avenue late at night. Field sobriety tests were conducted, which the driver failed; he was subsequently arrested for DUII and later found to have more than twice the legal blood alcohol content.
Officers responded to a location where a woman jumped in front of an SUV. The woman sustained multiple injuries, transported to the hospital, and placed on a peace officer hold.
Saturday, Jan. 23
A caller reported their ex had stopped by their apartment, which was a restraining order violation. The ex was located in Portland where PPB picked him up; he was lodged at the jail.
A store employee reported a man was outside the location chasing off customers. The man was contacted, told to move along, and trespassed from the property.
A caller reported their vehicle had been struck by another and the driver left the scene without stopping. Police are investigating.
Sunday, Jan. 24
Officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at a residence in the middle of the night. On arrival, police found a heated, alcohol-fueled verbal dispute between the caller and caller's boyfriend's father, but no evidence anything criminal had occurred. All parties were advised to go to bed and resolve the issue in the morning. However, officers were called back shortly after when words escalated to a shoving match, with one party holding an infant at the time. The aggressor was cited for Harassment and Reckless Endangering.
A caller reported a suspicious vehicle was parked in a church parking lot for an extended period of time while no religious services were taking place. Officers contacted the man who had pulled over to use his phone. He advised he would move along as soon as he finished his call. No crime.
A caller reported her roommate was insulting her and calling her names. Officers arrived and mediated what was verbal disagreement between the pair.
Monday, Jan. 25
A caller reported a man was attempting to enter his apartment in the middle of the night. The caller confronted the man who stated he was looking for a friend, then left the location. Police performed an extensive area check but were unable to locate the man.
Police contacted a man who was seen swinging a large stick and carrying a hatchet near the college late at night. Officers determined that, while suspicious, his behavior was not criminal, however he was trespassed from the university property.
A caller reported two subjects were rummaging through garbage cans along Pacific Avenue but ran off when the caller let their dog out.
Tuesday, Jan. 26
A caller reported they exited their apartment and slipped on drain cleaner that had allegedly been placed there intentionally by a neighbor. The caller was transported to the hospital; officers are investigating.
Police responded to multiple reports of snow-related crashes and downed trees.
A caller reported a suspicious amount of mail that was addressed to several different addresses, all of which appeared to be rifled through. Police are investigating.
Wednesday, Jan. 27
A business employee reported a disgruntled customer threatened to beat up the caller after work and requested police patrol the location during closing time. The employee left work without issues.
A caller reported their neighbor had slashed her tires. Officers confirmed the tires were flat but were unable to locate any punctures or marks indicating foul play.
Officers responded to a report of a crash along Pacific Avenue in which a vehicle struck a motorist. Police determined the vehicle had clipped the motorcyclist while turning. The cyclist was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
A caller reported their father had arrived home to find the locks had been changed on his residence and told police he was considering kicking down the door. Officers strongly discouraged from doing so and advised to contact management in the morning.
Thursday, Jan. 28
A citizen flagged down an officer to let him know that his license plate numbers would be a good cribbage hand.
Officers responded to a welfare check of a female screaming and hugging a pillow. The female reported that she was in the midst of an argument with a male friend and did not want police assistance.
A citizen reported the theft of a Breville espresso machine after it was delivered to their house. The item was valued at $850.00. The Forest Grove Police Department encourages citizens to arrange deliveries that are secure as possible.
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