Forest Grove Police Log: Dec. 3-9, 2021
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.
Friday, Dec. 3
A caller reported her boyfriend would not help carry groceries inside, which then became the source of an escalating argument. On police arrival, the pair agreed to separate for the night. No crime.
Police were called to check on an unresponsive man lying on the sidewalk of a busy street late at night. On contact, officers found he had an outstanding felony warrant and he was subsequently arrested; he was lodged at the jail.
A caller reported a possible drunk driver heading into town from Cornelius in the middle of the night. Officers intercepted the vehicle along Pacific Avenue and found the driver extremely intoxicated. He was arrested for DUII and later found to have four times the legal blood alcohol content.
A separate officer stopped a vehicle near the same location for a variety of traffic violations and found that driver, too, to be intoxicated. The driver was arrested for DUII and later found to have more than twice the legal BAC.
Saturday, Dec. 4
Yamhill County deputies advised Forest Grove police that a vehicle that was reported stolen was headed into Forest Grove on Highway 47 at a high rate of speed. Forest Grove units deployed a spike strip at B Street, but it was unsuccessful in stopping the vehicle. Forest Grove police did not pursue the vehicle, but soon after, officers responded to the intersection of Highway 47 and Pacific Avenue, where the vehicle had crashed into another vehicle, after which the driver fled on foot. A K-9 track was initiated, and the suspect was located hiding in a dumpster at a nearby residential community. The driver was arrested on numerous charges, as well as an outstanding felony warrant. Both vehicles were towed, and one passenger was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
A caller reported a vehicle was shining a spotlight at passing vehicles along a busy street late at night. Officers located the vehicle in question, and the person inside agreed to stop doing that.
A caller reported they could hear "happy noises" coming from a nearby residence late night. Officers were unable to detect any noises in the area, happy or otherwise.
Sunday, Dec. 5
A caller reported a suspicious envelope with cryptic symbols had been left on their front porch. On arrival, and per the caller's request, the officer opened the envelope and discovered a decorative card emblazoned with the phrase "Merry Christmas."
A local convenience store reported a woman was at the location harassing customers and refusing to leave. On arrival, officers found she had multiple outstanding felony warrants. She was arrested and lodged at the jail.
While clearing a late-night call at a local hotel, a man approached officers to inquire as to whether he was wanted by Forest Grove police. It just so happened he was. He was arrested and lodged at the jail.
Monday, Dec. 6
A concerned caller reported a man crying at a local bus stop. The man was seen boarding a bus before police arrived. Officers were called to a restaurant a short while later, where a man matching his description was reportedly in distress. He advised officers he was fine and left on another bus out of town.
Dispatchers advised they received multiple calls from the same number, during one of which they heard someone asking for officers to check on a man at the location. On arrival, police found the calls had been placed by a child playing on the phone. No emergency.
A local convenience store reported a presumably hungry pair of patrons helped themselves to multiple quarts of ice cream and candy, ran without paying, then fled in a pickup. Officers are investigating.
Tuesday, Dec. 7
A convenience store reported a man was screaming and cursing at employees late at night. He was subsequently arrested for disorderly conduct and violating his probation; he was lodged at the jail.
A caller reported their vehicle had been stolen from their residence on Elm Street. Police are investigating.
A medical center requested police check on a patient who walked away with an IV still in their arm.
Wednesday, Dec. 8
A caller reported their vehicle was stolen from outside their apartment complex. Police are investigating.
Police responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash on Gales Way where a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed slid on the very wet road and spun into a tree. The driver was transported to the hospital for injuries.
Police responded to a local store where man had filled a shopping cart with various items and attempted to leave without paying. The store declined to press charges, although he was trespassed from the location.
Thursday, Dec. 9
A patrol officer located a series of garbage cans that were creating a hazard along a busy street. While moving the items, the officer was contacted by a citizen who reported a man had been walking down the sidewalk and intentionally kicking them over. It just so happened that a detective en route to the station observed a man matching the description doing this very thing. He was arrested on an outstanding warrant.
A business reported a subject helped themselves to beef jerky, a lemon cake and a greeting card, then left the location on foot. Police were unable to find anyone matching the description in the area.
A caller reported a man known to have been arrested the previous day was knocking on their door in the middle of the night and sending unwanted text messages. The man left prior to police arrival, but not before leaving a box of shrimp at the caller's door.
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