Forest Grove Police Log: Sept. 24-30, 2021
Friday, Sept. 24
A caller reported a man was walking through a local park hitting trees with a chain. Officers located the individual nearby but found no evidence any trees had been damaged. He agreed to move along and stop swinging the chain.
A caller reported someone was spray-painting a vehicle outside of a business on Pacific Avenue. Police found the individual owned the vehicle in question and was freely allowed to paint it.
Police responded to a location where a man was reportedly laying naked under a running shower at a local athletic center, refusing to leave. Officers found the man heavily under the influence of a stimulant and complaining of pain; police ultimately convinced him to go to the hospital for evaluation.
Saturday, Sept. 25
A patrol officer spotted a man known to have an outstanding felony warrant walking along B Street. He was arrested and lodged at the jail. Later, a swing shift officer located two individuals with multiple outstanding warrants near a residence on 18th Avenue. They, too, were arrested and lodged at the jail.
Police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle in progress along Filbert Street in which the suspect fled on foot after the caller confronted them. Officers quickly located the individual and a short foot pursuit ensued, however the suspect was ultimately taken into custody without incident. He was lodged on a litany of charges, including burglary, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and possession of a controlled substance, among others.
Officers responded to a report of a hit-and-run crash near a local restaurant. The suspect vehicle stopped in Cornelius, where it became disabled on account of the damage from the crash. The driver fled on foot. A K-9 track was unsuccessful. However, the driver later called dispatch and admitted to driving the vehicle.
Sunday, Sept. 26
Police received a call from a concerned parent in California trying to locate their adult son who currently resides in Forest Grove, advising they had received concerning statements about a possible crime. After some sleuthing, officers found the son had been scooped up by Portland police for burglary for allegedly breaking into a residence and was in their custody.
Officers responded to a report of a physical disturbance between two men at a local park, during which one individual was allegedly being restrained. The instigator was subsequently arrested.
A caller reported their neighbor threatened the caller's children with a gun for allegedly standing too close to the neighbor's apartment. After a short investigation and the multiple witness accounts, the neighbor was cited for several counts of menacing.
Monday, Sept. 27
A medical center reported a client made comments about returning to the location with his gun after confusion over the clinic's COVID protocols left him frustrated. Police followed up with the client, who advised he was ranting but had no intention of returning with a weapon.
A caller reported someone came to the caller's house and claimed to be doing inspections; however, the individual did not have identification nor anything stating they worked for a legitimate company. Police were unable to locate the individual and did not receive any similar reports.
A local hotel reported a man was in the parking lot throwing tarot cards and otherwise making a scene and would not leave when asked. Police contacted the man and he was trespassed from the property.
Tuesday, Sept. 28
A local store reported a subject inside their bathroom for an extended period of time, possibly smoking. Officers contacted the individual, who advised they were looking for somewhere to warm up. They left the location without incident.
Police received a late-night report of someone yelling in an alleyway behind a local business. Officers checked the area and located an individual who was in progress of packing up their belongings and moving along. They declined any police assistance.
A swing shift officer located a man known to have multiple outstanding warrants walking along Pacific Avenue. He was arrested and lodged at the jail. A short while later, the same officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation near Oak Street and found the driver also had an outstanding warrant. He was, too, was arrested and lodged at the jail.
Wednesday, Sept. 29
In what was turning out to be a bad week for wanted persons, three more individuals with outstanding warrants were located around town; all were arrested on the warrants and lodged at the jail.
Officers checked on a person who was reportedly laying on the sidewalk on a neighborhood street corner in the early morning. The individual was a student who was attempting to get a nap in before their bus arrived.
A caller reported an individual was damaging a disabled water fountain in a local park. Officers contacted the individual, who thought the fountain was stuck. No damage, no crime.
Police responded to a report of an escalating argument at a residence in which one party threw a phone at a TV, shattering it. Officers sorted out that the involved parties were going through a breakup, which turned heated; they had separated prior to police arrival.
Thursday, Sept. 30
A caller reported they could hear someone in the B Street Trail area calling for help and for someone to call the police. Officers walked the trail area and were unable to find anyone who needed assistance.
Officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at an apartment complex in the middle of the night. On contact, police found an argument over an incorrect fast food order had escalated in volume, but only words were exchanged. They agreed to quiet down.
A caller reported their vehicle had been stolen overnight. On investigation, police found the vehicle had in fact been repossessed. 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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