Forest Grove Police Log: July 9-15, 2021
Friday, July 9
Officers responded to a report of a man hitting a parked car with a bag near a major intersection. Following an investigation, he was arrested on two outstanding warrants and for disorderly conduct and criminal mischief.
Officers took a report of an alleged shooting incident in which a driver pulled up to another vehicle, known to the suspect, and fired one round into the other vehicle. None of the occupants were injured, and there is no threat to the community. The case is under investigation.
Officers took a report from a resident who said an unknown person entered their apartment overnight and stole marijuana and related paraphernalia. The case is under investigation.
A night shift officer stopped a vehicle for speeding on Highway 47 and found the driver noticeably intoxicated. A man was cited for DUII. Shortly after, there was a report of another possible intoxicated motorist on Pacific Avenue. The vehicle was located, and a woman was cited for DUII.
Saturday, July 10
While on patrol, an officer spotted a man and woman, both known to have outstanding warrants, walking on the highway. They were both arrested. One subject was lodged at the jail. The other was cited and released.
Officers responded to a report of a fight in progress at a bar. Two intoxicated individuals got into a brief physical altercation, but as both were willing participants and no injuries had been sustained, it was determined nothing criminal had occurred. They agreed to go their separate ways.
Officers responded to a request for a welfare check on a patient who reportedly left the hospital with an IV still in their arm. The subject was safe at home and advised they were just checking on their cats and planned on returning to the hospital.
Sunday, July 11
Officers responded to a report from a resident who said their security camera caught someone in their backyard in the wee hours of the morning. Nothing was found amiss, but extra patrols will be conducted in the area.
Officers took a report from a resident who said their identification card had been stolen. Following an investigation, it was determined the card was most likely left at one of the resident's previous locations.
Officers responded to a report of a small herd of goats running down the middle of a residential road. Six goats were found and housed in a nearby barn until the owner could be located.
Officers responded to a hotel where a night watchman reported a confrontation with a newspaper delivery driver that resulted in a shoving match. The driver was gone upon arrival. The case is under investigation.
Monday, July 12
Officers took a report from a resident who said they received a text asking for money. The sender had personal information about the resident and included a picture of a decapitated body. The case is under investigation.
Officers responded to a report of a woman who pulled a knife on employees at a hotel after being instructed to leave. She was persuaded to drop the knife and taken into custody without further incident. She was arrested for five counts of unlawful use of a weapon and menacing.
While on patrol, a night shift officer spotted a man wanted in a theft investigation loitering near a convenience store. He was arrested and transported to jail.
Tuesday, July 13
Officers responded to a report of a possible drug overdose in a thrift store parking lot. As medical personnel evaluated the woman, she took off on foot as officers arrived. She was quickly identified as having an outstanding felony warrant. A containment was set up, and she was apprehended in a nearby park. She was arrested and transported to jail.
An officer stopped a vehicle for illegal tint and found the driver had no identification and had been drinking. He was arrested for DUII. Further charges were added after it was found he had given false information about himself, likely to hide having an outstanding felony warrant.
Officers responded to a report of multiple juveniles lighting off fireworks. The group had legal fireworks but were advised of the applicable laws as well as the extreme fire danger.
Wednesday, July 14
Officers responded to a report of a man, possibly intoxicated, at a business acting aggressively toward patrons and harassing them. He was gone upon arrival; however, another report was received shortly after from a business up the road where a man matching his description was throwing items at customers. He was contacted and subsequently arrested on multiple charges, including assault, harassment and disorderly conduct.
Officers took a report from a resident who said a family of skunks was living on their property.
Officers responded to a report from a resident who said an alleged stalker was hiding under their porch and fled on foot when confronted. Nobody was found in the area, but it was determined the individual was experiencing signs of mental health issues.
Thursday, July 15
A patrol officer spotted a man known to have an outstanding felony warrant near a veterinary clinic. He initially fled on foot but was hindered by the fashionable set of cowboy boots he was wearing. Upon apprehension, he was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia suggesting the sale of said stimulant. He was arrested and transported to jail.
Officers took a report from a resident who said a large grandfather clock was inexplicably left on their front porch.
Officers responded to a report from an employee at a fast-food restaurant who said a customer crashed into their sign and then proceeded into the drive-thru, not bothering to stop or inform anyone they had struck their property. The motorist was determined to be impaired and cited for DUII, reckless driving, criminal mischief II, hit-and-run with property damage, reckless endangering, and failure to carry and present license.
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.
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