Forest Grove Police Log: Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2021
Friday, Jan. 29
A caller reported their son was being abusive and threw a ladder down the hall during an argument over money. The son threw a small blue stepladder that hit the reporting party's leg. The parent was not injured. The son was issued a citation and released.
Officers assisted the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office for a subject who likes to fight police and left the scene of an investigation. A Forest Grove officer was able to stop the suspect's vehicle. The suspect was subsequently arrested by the Yamhill County deputies.
A citizen reported that someone filed for unemployment benefits with their information. The citizen confirmed that they were in fact gainfully employed. This is a recent widespread issue and officials are looking into it.
Saturday, Jan. 30
A citizen reported that two vehicles were speeding through a parking lot and one driver got out and showed his nether region to the other driver. Both vehicles left in an unknown direction prior to officers arriving.
A caller was delivering pizzas and reported a male in a large white truck was yelling at him and followed him to the local pizza distributor that he delivers for. As the story unfolds, the male in the white truck asked the delivery driver to slow down in the neighborhoods and the delivery driver told the male, in a not-so-pleasant manner, to leave him alone. The delivery driver returned to the business and the male in the white truck showed up and had more words with the delivery driver. Both parties advised to go their separate ways as there was no crime committed.
Sunday, Jan. 31
Officers responded to a reported physical fight. Upon arrival, the parties were separated and one party had scratches on their hand. These scratches allegedly occurred when the party tried to wrestle the phone away. The other party was arrested and taken to jail.
A caller reported a prior trespassed person was at their business establishment. Officers arrived and contacted the subject who is well known to officers. She was subsequently issued a citation for trespass.
A short while later and several blocks away from the prior call, an officer heard a female screaming. The female appeared to be suffering a behavioral health episode. She appeared able to care for herself and was asked to be calmer and stay out of the roadway.
Monday, Feb. 1
A caller reported they had received a letter from the Ohio Unemployment Office regarding his unemployment claim there. The caller stated he has never lived in Ohio. As previously mentioned, this is a widespread issue that officials are looking into.
A citizen reported that an ex-roommate will not stop calling about property that was allegedly left behind. The citizen wanted to ensure that they do not have any of the property. The citizen then reported there may have been historical abuse between the ex-roommate and their children.
Officers received a call from a person in Gold Beach regarding their ex-girlfriend who may be driving their vehicle in Forest Grove. Apparently the reporting party did not like the answer they received from the Gold Beach Police Department, who had refused to declare the vehicle as stolen based on the circumstances. The Forest Grove Police Department also determined there was no reportable crime.
Tuesday, Feb. 2
A citizen called in to report that their son was being aggressive and had assaulted them. The son had fled the scene prior to officers arriving. Officers are investigating.
A citizen reported that they had cashed checks for a friend, but the checks turned out to be bad. The incident was related to another agency investigation. The Forest Grove Police Department recommends that you do not pass checks for others.
A citizen called and said she was being physically harmed and someone was possibly kicking her out of her hotel room. When officers contacted the subject, she said the physical pain was from someone knocking on her door so loud and threatening to have her kicked out. Officers were unable to determine if the subject was having a behavioral health issue or was intoxicated, or a combination of the two.
Wednesday, Feb. 3
A citizen reported that they had lost $6,000 from their wallet in the last three weeks and had just noticed it.
Officers responded to a report of a male and female verbally arguing and walking down the road. It looked like the female may have kicked the male in the head. Officers located the arguing couple. Both denied any physical altercation. Both parties were advised to separate for the night, but they declined and wanted to walk with a family member who showed up to go get food.
Officers responded to a domestic where a subject well known to police was at his mother's house. Officers determined that a verbal argument started and escalated to the son slapping and grabbing his mother. The subject was gone on police arrival. Officers are continuing to investigate.
Thursday, Feb. 4
Officers returned to the scene of the prior domestic disturbance noted above. The son was back at the location banging on the door. The subject was contacted and taken into custody for the prior incident. During a search of his person officers recovered a Smith and Wesson pistol. Additional charges were added and the subject was taken to the jail.
Officers responded to a reported domestic disturbance where a mother and daughter were arguing. Apparently, the mother was selling household items to a pawn shop to raise money for probate. The daughter firmly believed that they could sell the property for more money through friends or apps.
A citizen reported that their husband was in a verbal confrontation with a motorcyclist regarding a traffic issue. Both parties were gone when officers arrived, and the original caller did not answer their phone.
A citizen reported that another driver was driving slowly so he passed the other vehicle, then sped up and passed the caller's vehicle, slamming on the brakes. The vehicle was passed again by the caller. Both drivers were engaging in this incident. The Forest Grove Police Department cautions people that road rage and aggressive driving can have dangerous outcomes for the involved drivers or bystanders.
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