Forest Grove Police Log: Aug. 13-19, 2021
Friday, Aug. 13
Officers responded to a fight involving a motorcycle gang outside a business on Pacific Avenue. Several bikers were attending a funeral and a dispute broke out over parking. It was determined there was no criminal activity, and all involved subjects agreed to stay away from one another.
A patrol officer spotted a man known to have an outstanding felony warrant walking on Maple Street. He was taken into custody without incident. A short while later, another man with an outstanding felony warrant was seen walking on Main Street. He, too, was taken into custody. Both were lodged at the jail.
Night shift officers responded to a large fight between several individuals, one of whom was allegedly struck by a vehicle. The altercation had broken up prior to law enforcement arrival, however one subject was transported to a hospital with minor injuries. It was not determined who the primary aggressors were. An investigation is ongoing.
Saturday, Aug. 14
Officers responded to a report from a resident who said a woman was outside yelling and spraying the house with a hose. It was determined to be an ongoing dispute between neighbors. Both were trespassed from each other's property and strongly admonished to leave each other alone.
Officers responded to a head-on collision near the intersection of Elm Street and Highway 47. Despite extensive damage to both vehicles, neither driver was injured.
Officers responded to a report from a resident who said their mother was heavily intoxicated, belligerent and acting out. Both individuals were told to separate and go to bed for the night.
Sunday, Aug. 15
Officers responded to a report of two individuals who loaded lumber from a construction site into a suspicious van and left the location. The vehicle, loot, and suspects were located a few blocks away. The pair was cited for theft and the lumber returned to the site.
Officers responded to a report of a partially clothed juvenile walking in the middle of Pacific Avenue. The girl was sweating profusely and unable to communicate. She was taken into custody on a peace officer hold and transported to a hospital for evaluation.
Officers responded to a report of an elderly person wandering naked on Mountain View Drive. They, too, were taken into custody on a peace officer hold.
Officers took a report from a resident who said several hundred dollars had gone missing from their bank account. The case is under investigation.
Monday, Aug. 16
Officers responded to a report of a subject lighting a small fire in a parking lot with a can of gasoline. The individual, a combat veteran, was burning their boots in protest of recent world events. Their family was contacted and the flames were extinguished.
Officers responded to a report of a man screaming and yelling near a convenience store. He was was angry at another man for making suggestive comments about licentious behavior with his girlfriend. He agreed to move along to cool off.
Tuesday, Aug. 17
Officers responded to a report of a church that had been broken into through the roof's skylight sometime overnight. A chimney topper had been removed and thrown to the ground, but there was no evidence entry had been made into the building. The case is under investigation.
Officers responded to a location where an incomplete 9-1-1 call had originated, during which dispatchers could hear comments suggestive of an altercation in progress. Two individuals were contacted who advised they had a very heated argument that escalated to pushing, but neither was injured nor wanted to make a report. They agreed to separate for the night.
Officers responded to a physical altercation between two men. The pair had gotten into a dispute after a child's scooter had fallen against a car, causing the vehicle owner to throw the scooter. A resolution was mediated between the two who eventually agreed to separate.
Wednesday, Aug. 18
Officers responded to a report of a significant amount of graffiti and destruction to property, including the removal and burning of an American flag, at a school causing several thousand dollars-worth of damage. The investigation is ongoing.
Officers responded to a report from a resident who said a woman was ransacking their backyard and appeared to walk off with several plants. The case is under investigation.
Officers responded to a report from a convenience store employee who said a man, noticeably under the influence of illicit substances, threw food at them. The man was trespassed from the location.
Officers conducted a welfare check on a man who was sleeping on the grass outside a business. He was under the influence of narcotics and had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. He was cited and transported to a hospital for evaluation.
Thursday, Aug. 19
Officers responded to a report of a teenager with a suitcase running into the woods outside of town. No one was found in the area.
Officers responded to a report of the occupants of two trucks driving on Sunset Drive yelling at each other. Vehicles matching the description were not found in the area.
Officers responded to a report of an auto business that was altering odometers. No evidence of fraud was found, but it was determined the caller was a disgruntled associate, which may have been a factor in the report.
Officers responded to a fight outside a bar. Two intoxicated individuals were embroiled in a verbal argument. They agreed to go their separate ways.
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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