Forest Grove Police Log: July 2-8, 2021
Friday, July 2
Officers responded to a report of a burglary at a restaurant. The front door had been smashed in and a cash register was stolen overnight. A second business nearby had a glass door shot out with a BB gun.
Officers responded to a report at a coffee shop where a woman pushed and hit an employee after her debit card was declined. She was found nearby and cited for harassment and disorderly conduct.
Officers responded to a report from a woman who said some "questionable people" were in her yard when she pulled into her driveway, adding they left behind an equally questionable suitcase. There was no evidence of criminal activity, but the item was seized for safekeeping.
Officers responded to a report from a resident who said an intoxicated man walked into their apartment. It was determined he lived in the same complex and was confused as to which door was his. He was escorted to the correct apartment and released to his sober roommates.
Saturday, July 3
Officers responded to a report of a large fight underway at a park. No one was found actively engaged in any sort of altercation, nor was there an indication such an event took place.
A night shift officer noticed unusual activity in the back lot of the fire department. Following a quick search, a man was found on top of the fire training simulator. Unable to give a plausible reason for his presence on the property, he was cited and trespassed from the location.
Officers responded to a report from a convenience store where a woman, who had been previously trespassed for helping herself to coffee without paying, walked in and poured a hearty cup of joe which she, yet again, neglected to pay for, and left the location on foot. She was found nearby sipping the loot and issued a citation.
Officers responded to a bar where a couple patrons got into a heated verbal argument. They agreed to go their separate ways for the night.
Sunday, July 4
A patrol officer spotted a man with an outstanding felony warrant walking through a store parking lot late at night. He was arrested and transported to jail.
Officers took a report of a possible case of criminal mischief from a resident. A dispute regarding a deceased dog's memorial potentially resulted in damage to a car window.
Officers responded to a report from a resident who approached a neighbor who was lighting off fireworks to ask them to stop, to which the response was hostile. The neighbor was advised of the fire danger and citywide emergency order. Law enforcement responded to numerous reports of fireworks throughout the night.
Monday, July 5
Officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in which a caller reported they had been grabbed by the throat by another person. The alleged assailant was contacted and both subjects interviewed, after which it was determined that the caller was in fact the aggressor. The suspect was arrested for harassment and transported to jail.
Officers took a report from a resident who said their adult son was at the home destroying property and was in violation of a no-contact order. The son had attempted to hide in a bedroom closet. He was coaxed out and arrested for violating the no-order order, harassment and criminal mischief.
Officers responded to a report from a resident who said his landlord threatened to pull a gun on him following a verbal dispute over a barbecue. Both subjects were intoxicated, but there was no evidence of criminal activity. The resident, however, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and transported to jail.
Officers took a report from a noticeably intoxicated man who came to the police station and said a pizza delivery driver stole his backpack. After retracing his steps, the backpack was located hanging from a fence, exactly where he stated he put it.
Tuesday, July 6
Officers responded to a report from a resident who said an elderly woman came to the door and appeared lost and confused. It was learned she lived down the street but had memory issues. Her caregiver was contacted, and it was discussed at length about ensuring she not walk away.
Officers responded to a report of a smashed-up, unoccupied vehicle on its side in the middle of the roadway on Main Street. It was further determined the vehicle struck at least two parked cars in the area. The case is under investigation.
Officers took a report from a resident who said their camper canopy had been stolen overnight. The case is under investigation.
Wednesday, July 7
Officers responded to a report at a business where someone jumped a fence and broke into their office overnight. The case is under investigation.
Officers responded to a two-vehicle crash on Pacific Avenue. The at-fault motorist stated he had been looking at his phone and ran into the car in front of him. He was cited. No injuries were reported.
Officers responded to a report from a resident who said an unwanted man was at the home and refusing to leave. It was determined the man was an established resident who had lived at the location for over three years. The complainant was advised of the eviction process.
Thursday, July 8
Officers responded to a report from a resident who said a family member was trapped in a locked bathroom and unresponsive. Forced entry was made into the bathroom, and a man was found unconscious on the floor. Medical personnel arrived and transported him to a hospital.
Officers responded to a report of a fire in a field south of 18th Avenue. Multiple small fires were found, likely from the same source, but there was no one in the area. Forest Grove Fire Department determined the burned area was minimal. The case is under investigation.
Officers responded to a report from a resident who said their vehicle window had been smashed overnight. A separate call was received about a theft from a vehicle in the same general area. The case is under investigation.
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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