Forest Grove Police Log: June 18-24, 2021
Friday, June 18
Officers responded to a report of an escalating argument between two individuals, one of whom was demonstrating signs of drug use. The dispute was determined to be verbal only and no crimes had been committed. One subject agreed to leave for a few hours to cool down.
Officers responded to a request for a welfare check on a neighbor who had not been heard from in a few days, which was unusual. The house was found to be secure with nothing suspicious or out of order, but it appeared as though the resident was not at home.
Officers responded to a residence in the middle of the night where an excessive noise violation had been reported. On arrival, the resident refused to answer the door, but did turn down the music. Shortly after leaving, officers were called back to the location as the resident had turned the music back up. On contact, the man once again turned it down, only to immediately turn it up again. On the fifth instance, the resident, who was noticeably intoxicated, opened the door and was cited.
Saturday, June 19
Officers took a report of criminal mischief from a resident. Someone glued their mailbox shut.
Officers responded to a report from a resident who said three subjects were outside whistling excessively in the middle of the night. The trio were searching for their dog.
Sunday, June 20
Officers responded to a local fast-food restaurant in the middle of the night where a man in his boxer shorts was throwing rocks at the drive-thru window. He appeared to be experiencing symptoms of a mental health crisis and was transported to a hospital for evaluation.
A night shift officer stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation only to find the vehicle had been stolen. A quick investigation revealed the juvenile driver had taken a family member's keys and went for a joy ride without permission. He was released to his none-too-pleased parents and issued multiple citations.
Officers responded to a request for a welfare check on a man seen wandering, possibly disoriented, asking for water late at night. He advised he was fine, just thirsty. He was provided some water and went on his way.
Monday, June 21
Officers responded to a request for a welfare check on an elderly woman stumbling around a residential yard. She was found to be experiencing a medical emergency and transported to a hospital.
Officers responded to a hotel where a very heated argument, possibly a physical fight, was underway in a neighboring room. Two individuals well known to law enforcement had gotten into an argument during which one stabbed the other in the leg. The assailant was arrested and lodged at the jail.
Officers assisted Washington County deputies responding to an encampment on the outskirts of town where a man had been stabbed in the chest. The suspect was identified but fled the location. The victim was transported to a hospital. The case is under investigation.
Tuesday, June 22
Officers responded to a report of a man trapped in a dumpster outside a business. He had freed himself and moved along without incident.
Officers responded to a report of a rifle lying in the grass near a stop sign on Cedar Street. It was a toy shotgun and promptly disposed of.
Officers took a report from a man who called 9-1-1 to report some of his belongings had been stolen while he was doing laundry at his apartment complex. He was educated about misuse of 9-1-1 and how to report a non-emergency.
Wednesday, June 23
Officers took a report from a resident who received a Facebook message from a friend needing financial assistance, but learned it was a spoof account after providing sensitive personal and banking information. They were advised to keep an eye on their accounts and report any fraudulent activity.
Officers responded to a request for a welfare check after a delivery driver reported a regular customer did not respond to the door as he usually does. The man was fine and had not received notification his order arrived.
Officers took a report from a resident who said a leaf blower was stolen from the back of their truck. The case is under investigation.
Thursday, June 24
A resident flagged down an officer to turn in an old, live smoke grenade they found in a recently purchased house. An FBI bomb technician took custody of the grenade for destruction.
Officers responded to a report of kids walking through a field possibly throwing fireworks. One of the youths was located and admitted to lighting a smoke bomb. An extensive admonishment about the current fire danger was administered.
Officers responded to a report from a resident who said a foul stench had been emanating from a black bag near a home for quite some time. After digging into the odious refuse several bags of rotting lunch meat were found. The bag was relocated to a trash can.
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.
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