Forest Grove Police Log: Sept. 10-16, 2021
Friday, Sept. 10
A caller reported a suspicious man was attempting to break into vehicles parked along Pacific Avenue. Officers located the man who denied any such activity. Police found no evidence any of the vehicles in the area had been entered but did find the individual had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. He was cited and released.
Forest Grove officers assisted Cornelius police in responding to a report of two individuals with critical injuries. Police found one party deceased with multiple stab wounds, the other with what appeared to be a self-inflicted stab wound. The latter individual was transported to the hospital with critical injuries. Police are investigating the incident.
A caller reported hearing children screaming for help. Officers arrived and found a local youth had been stung by a bee. He declined any medical attention.
Saturday, Sept. 11
A caller reported a suspicious van without windows and license plates covered with tin foil was driving around Mountain View Lane. Officers were unable to locate any vehicles matching the description in the area.
A caller reported a man on a bicycle was checking door handles and may have entered a vehicle parked along B Street. Officers performed an extensive area check and were unable to locate anyone in the area, nor evidence any vehicles in the area had been entered or rifled through.
A caller reported their ex-boyfriend intruded into the caller's hotel room and then took the caller's phone. Police arrived and determined the phone was actually the ex's and that he had not entered the room unlawfully. Police advised the pair to stay away from each other for the night.
Sunday, Sept. 12
Police were called to a location where a man known to have an outstanding felony warrant was reportedly armed with golf clubs and experiencing mental health issues. Officers made contact with the man as he was exiting a garage and, after a brief struggle, took the man into custody on a peace officer hold. He was transported to the hospital for evaluation.
A caller reported they witnessed an adult buying vape pens for juveniles. On further inquiry, the caller advised they hadn't actually seen any of the items allegedly purchased, and the youths and purchaser had already left the location.
A caller reported a man throwing knives at trees in a local park. Officers were unable to locate anyone in the area.
Monday, Sept. 13
A caller reported someone used concrete blocks to smash out their windshield. Officers are investigating.
Police received multiple reports of tools and other miscellaneous items were stolen from vehicles over the weekend. Officers are investigating.
A caller reported they loaned their car to an individual several months ago and it had yet to be returned. During the investigation, however, police found the caller had allowed the individual to borrow the car on numerous occasions and had, in fact, purchased the car for the individual's use — which meant the car could not be classified as stolen. Officers provided civil options for the caller.
A caller reported they gave an inheritance check to a family member for safekeeping, but they instead invested the money in cryptocurrency.
Tuesday, Sept. 14
A caller reported a suspicious man prowling about an apartment complex late at night. Officers searched the area and found a man known to have an outstanding felony warrant in the vicinity. He was arrested and lodged at the jail.
A caller reported they had sent a sexually explicit video to another person in the Philippines and now the recipient was threatening to send the video to the caller's friends if they did not send $1,500. The caller deleted his social media accounts. This is a common scam. Police remind citizens to be cautious about sending photos or video to individuals they do not know personally.
A caller reported they sent nearly $3,000 in cryptocurrency to a person claiming to be law enforcement in Texas who told the caller they had a warrant. This, too, is a common scam. Police remind citizens that law enforcement will never ask for money over the phone to clear up a warrant.
Wednesday, Sept. 15
A patrol officer spotted a man known to have an outstanding felony warrant walking along 19th Avenue. He was arrested and lodged at the jail.
A late-night caller reported two females walked into their home and were refusing to leave the location. Officers found no one in the house or vicinity on arrival and concluded the caller may have been experiencing mental health issues. The caller's son agreed to take care of the caller for the night.
A caller reported a vehicle parked oddly along Sunset Avenue where an older male was seen slumped over in the driver's seat. On contact, police found multiple college students picking up items from softball practice, but no one in need of assistance.
Thursday, Sept. 16
A caller reported a woman acting erratically, possibly in distress, walking along Main Street. Officers located the obviously agitated woman nearby, provided her with water and helped her calm down. She declined medical attention.
A caller reported a suspicious vehicle occupied by multiple persons idling along Pacific Avenue late at night. Officers contacted the occupants, who were enjoying their dinner. No crime.
Police responded to a report of a collision involving a school bus on 19th Avenue. On arrival, police found there was minimal damage and no injuries; one driver was cited for failure to maintain lane.
Night shift officers were called to a location where a hit-and-run crash reportedly occurred. On arrival, officers found no crash had occurred and that the driver was just parking his car. No crime.
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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