Forest Grove Police Log: Aug. 6-12, 2021
Friday, Aug. 6
A police department staff member spotted a man known to have an outstanding warrant casually walk past the police department. The employee swiftly advised an officer, who contacted the man outside the station and took him into custody.
A patrol officer saw a man known to have an outstanding felony warrant walking outside a shopping center. The man tried to flee on foot but was unable to outrun law enforcement. He was arrested on the warrant and for interfering with a police officer.
Officers responded to a report of a car that crashed into a pole on Pacific Avenue, then pulled into the front entrance of an apartment complex. The vehicle had two occupants inside, who said a driving lesson hadn't gone particularly well, which may have been due to both subjects being significantly intoxicated. Since both individuals had driven the vehicle, both were arrested for DUII.
Officers responded to a single-vehicle crash at the intersection of Maple Street and Highway 47, after which the driver took off running. The motorist was found nearby and arrested for DUII.
Saturday, Aug. 7
Officers assisted county deputies responding to a report of an intoxicated man striking vehicles with a machete. He was arrested.
Officers responded to a report of a physical altercation at an apartment complex where a woman punched another person in the face, causing injury and knocking out teeth. She was arrested.
Officers responded to a hotel where the cleaning crew located a non-guest sitting inside a dark, vacant room. The man appeared to be experiencing symptoms of a mental health crisis and was non-communicative. He was taken into custody and transported to a hospital for evaluation.
Sunday, Aug. 8
Officers responded to a report from a resident who heard loud banging and screaming from a nearby apartment. On arrival, some youths were found roughhousing. Their mom insisted they stop, which they agreed to do.
Officers responded to a report from a woman who said her debit card had been stolen. She also said her hand was broken. Medics arrived and prepared to transport her to a hospital, during which time her debit card was found next to her handbag. It was determined there was no crime.
Officers responded to a report from a resident who said their vehicle broke down in the middle of Pacific Avenue and provided a little muscle to move the car out of the road.
Monday, Aug. 9
Officers responded to a report from a resident who said someone had taken multiple items from their front porch. Later in the evening, a caller from down the street located a pile of items near their basement window, some of which was the stolen property reported earlier. The case is under investigation.
Officers responded to a report from a resident who said their adult son was in the backyard screaming obscenities. He was heavily intoxicated, which was a violation of his probation. He was arrested and transported to jail.
Tuesday, Aug. 10
Officers responded to a report from a resident who said a mirror propped up against a business was blinding passing motorists. The offending mirror was moved since the business was closed.
Officers responded to a report of a juvenile who approached a customer leaving a dispensary, asked for directions and bus fare, then snatched the customer's wares, and fled on foot. The case is under investigation.
Officers responded to a report of a barefoot woman walking on the hot pavement near the intersection of B Street and Pacific Avenue talking to herself. She said she was celebrating her freshly dyed hair and not in any need of assistance.
Wednesday, Aug. 11
Officers responded to a report of two men fighting outside a store. It was determined to be a verbal argument over purchasing alcohol and only words had been exchanged. They agreed to go their separate ways.
Officers responded to a report of a man peering into cars on a residential street. He advised he was simply checking himself out in the reflection.
Officers responded to multiple reports of a small child running outside a shopping center, across a busy street, and eventually into a park. He was found and reunited with his mother.
Thursday, Aug. 12
Officers responded to a report of a truck that struck multiple parked vehicles on B Street. The driver said he was reaching for his cellphone when he crashed. He was cited for careless driving.
Officers responded to a report from a resident who said someone was walking through several yards in a residential neighborhood with a flashlight. A woman was found in the area who advised she was dropping off items to a friend nearby. There was no evidence of criminal activity.
A night shift officer was flagged down by a security guard who reported a man had been trying door handles near the college. The man said he was simply studying. As he was not a student, he was trespassed from the property. He was carrying a laptop, which he said he found lying in front of a business. It was explained that the failure to turn in the item would be considered theft of lost property. He surrendered the computer to law enforcement.
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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