Forest Grove Police Log: May 14-20, 2021
Editor's note: Police logs are a partial accounting of law enforcement calls, based on activity reports and descriptions generated by participating police departments. All persons accused of a crime are legally considered to be innocent until proven guilty. Accounts of events are based on police and eyewitness reports.
Friday, May 14
Officers took a report from a man who stated several items had gone missing after he recruited a woman to clean his residence. The case is under investigation.
Officers responded to a report from a resident who said they received a large package which they believed to be gardening tools from a home improvement retailer only to find it was a shotgun from a firearms dealer. The shotgun was seized, and arrangements were made for pickup with the dealer.
A patrol officer spotted a man known to have an outstanding warrant driving on Pacific Avenue. Following a traffic stop, it was discovered a passenger also had an outstanding warrant. Both were cited and released. The driver was also cited for driving while suspended.
Officers responded to a report from a resident who said their neighbor's goats and pigs were getting loose and eating their plants. A conversation was facilitated between the neighbors.
Saturday, May 15
Officers took a report of a man carrying a sheathed machete at the wetlands.
Officers responded to a local park where several university students had constructed scaffolding to watch a baseball game due to the stadium being at capacity. They were asked to take down the structure, which they did without incident.
Officers responded to a report from a resident who said a suspicious vehicle was parked outside and occupied by someone on their phone. The individual had stopped to use the phone. It was determined there was no crime.
Sunday, May 16
Officers responded to a store where a man was coming in and out of the location harassing employees, trying to smoke inside the building, and refusing to leave upon being asked. He said he was looking for his Social Security card and agreed to move along.
Officers conducted a welfare check on a woman seen slumped behind the wheel of a car on Main Street. She advised she was fine, just taking a nap.
Officers responded to a report from a man who said he was attacked in his residence and robbed by four individuals that left in a vehicle. He was transported to a hospital with injuries. The case is under investigation.
Monday, May 17
Officers responded to a report of a man walking through a residential neighborhood kicking fences and possibly taking items off porches. The man was located but no stolen goods, nor damage to any property in the area was found. However, he had visited a convenience store and helped himself to a beer without paying. He was trespassed from the location.
Officers took a report from a man who said a multi-national sporting goods manufacturer was selling cocaine, but he was unable to articulate his basis for the accusation.
Officers took a report from a resident who said someone had tapped into their satellite dish. It was advised to contact the dish provider to determine if others were using the service.
Officers took a report from a resident who said their utility trailer was stolen overnight. The case is under investigation.
Tuesday, May 18
Officers responded to a report of a woman at a fast food restaurant throwing items at the drive-thru window. She decided she did not want to speak with law enforcement but agreed to leave the property.
Officers responded to an anonymous report regarding a man, woman, and possibly a child screaming inside a house. An argument had ensued, but only words were exchanged. One subject opted to leave the location to cool off.
Officers conducted a welfare check on Pacific Avenue where a woman was non-communicative and wandering around the roadway causing all four lanes of traffic to stop. The Mental Health Response Team was contacted, and the woman was taken to a hospital for evaluation.
Officers responded to a report of a woman attempting to enter vehicles on Main Street late at night, then fled the location in a pickup. The vehicle was located nearby and stopped without incident. The alleged thief was found in the passenger seat clearly under the influence of a stimulant, and further found to have an outstanding felony warrant. She was arrested.
Wednesday, May 19
Officers took a report from a woman who sent money to an individual who promised her tens of thousands of dollars in prize and reward money and was now demanding more cash be sent. It was advised this is a common scam and to never send personal information or money to someone you do not know.
Officers responded to a report from a bank employee who said a man was drinking beer in the parking lot. He had several outstanding misdemeanor warrants and was cited.
Officers responded to a report from a resident who said two people on the other side of their shared fence was bothering and yelling at them. The neighbors were waiting on a jump start for their dead car battery. It was determined there was no crime.
Officers took a report from a resident who said their security camera captured an unknown person walking around the driveway, front yard, and neighbors' yards with a flashlight. There were no further reports of stolen items or damaged property.
Thursday, May 20
Officers took a report from a resident who said their surfboard had been stolen.
Officers took a report of multiple catalytic converters that had been stolen off busses. The case is under investigation and extra patrols are being conducted in the area.
Officers took a report from a resident who said a suspicious vehicle pulled up in front of their home and, upon being asked what they were doing, sped off.
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