Forest Grove Police Log: Oct. 22-28, 2021
Friday, Oct. 22
Police received multiple reports throughout the day that a rodent of unusual size was making rounds at a local shopping center. After multiple area searches throughout the day, an officer located the elusive creature and subsequently released it at the wetlands.
Officers responded to a location where a dispute between two sisters had reportedly escalated to a physical altercation. On arrival, police found both individuals had consumed copious amounts of alcohol, and neither could remember what they were actually fighting about. No injuries, no crimes, and both agreed to go to bed.
Officers contacted a woman who was reported walking down the middle of the road along Sunset Drive. On arrival, officers found her to be impaired to a point she could not take care of herself. She was taken into custody on a peace officer hold and transported to a hospital for evaluation.
A caller reported they purchased a puppy online for several thousand dollars, but they never received said puppy. Officers are investigating and remind citizens to be cautious when sending money for a pet, as online pet sales are a common scam.
Saturday, Oct. 23
Officers responded to a location from which an incomplete call originated; dispatchers could hear "I need police," and an address, but no further information. On arrival, the caller advised a man at the location was acting out. Police found no evidence anything suspicious or criminal had occurred but did find the man had an outstanding felony warrant. He was arrested.
Police received multiple reports of vehicles break-ins along Hawthorne Street overnight; several items were taken from each, including wallets, cameras, cash, and documents, among others. Officers are investigating.
A patrol officer spotted an individual previously identified as a suspect in a burglary and theft investigation walking along Maple Street in the middle of the night. On talking with the officer, the individual confessed they were in fact the suspected thief and burglar, and a consent search yielded a significant amount of methamphetamine, brass knuckles, and multiple debit and credit cards not belonging to the individual. The suspect was arrested on numerous charges and lodged at the jail; the apprehension resulted in the closure of four open cases.
Sunday, Oct. 24
A caller reported their pizza chain loyalty account was compromised and used to order two pizzas in another city. Officers are investigating.
A patrol officer observed a vehicle driving along Pacific Avenue with no headlights on in the very early hours of the morning. On stopping the vehicle near an apartment complex, the officer found the vehicle had been reported stolen. A search also yielded a large quantity of stolen car keys. The driver admitted to police he knew the car was likely stolen and was subsequently arrested for unlawful use of a motor vehicle; the vehicle was returned to the registered owner.
Police responded to a crash at the intersection of Highway 47 and Martin Road in which a vehicle attempted to make a turn but was traveling too fast for the very wet conditions and crashed into another vehicle. The at-fault driver was cited for careless driving and having no insurance.
Monday, Oct. 25
Police received a late-night call from a hotel that a woman, who was not a guest, was at the location refusing to leave. Police contacted the woman and, after a short conversation, asked to be transported to the hospital for mental health evaluation.
A caller reported a man with whom he had a longstanding dispute with knocked on the caller's window and waved some colorful hand gestures.
A caller reported important banking and identification documents were stolen from their mailbox. Officers are investigating.
Tuesday, Oct. 26
A caller reported their former partner, who still resided at the caller's residence, was leaving their belongings around the house and refusing to do the dishes. Police advised the caller that these were not crimes and provided information about the eviction process.
Police are investigating after a man reported he returned home to find his home burglarized and a significant coin collection had been stolen.
A caller reported a man could be heard screaming and yelling from a ditch along Highway 47. Officers arrived and found the man had fallen into the ditch and was loudly cursing his misstep. He declined medical attention.
Wednesday, Oct. 27
A recent victim from a vehicle break in reported they were able to track the location of some of their property using a small tracking device they kept in their wallet. Officers responded to the location and found the suspected burglar in possession of the stolen property, as well as burglary tools. He was arrested on multiple charges and lodged at the jail.
A late-night caller reported a man breaking into an apartment through a window. Officers located the apartment's resident, who advised he had locked his keys in the unit. No crime.
Thursday, Oct. 28
A patrol officer spotted a man known to have an outstanding felony warrant riding a bicycle along Main Street. The man initially sped off down the B Street Trail in an attempt to elude officers; however, officers ultimately caught up with and arrested him. He was lodged at the jail.
A night shift officer located a vehicle that had been reported stolen parked and occupied in a restaurant parking lot. After a short investigation, one of the occupants was arrested for unlawful use of a motor vehicle; the other occupant received a citation. The vehicle was released to the registered owner.
A caller reported someone was attempting to get into their second-floor balcony door. Police found no signs of attempted access to the balcony, or evidence anyone had been at the location. They did, however, find a large, very active birds' nest bounding with flurries of feathery activity that proved a likely culprit for the odd noises heard.
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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