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The Forest Grove Police Department details calls for service from May 12-19, 2022.

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.

Thursday, May 12

A caller reported they located a grenade on their property. Upon inspection, officers found it to be a novelty item and not an explosive.

A caller reported a rogue peahen was wandering around a residential neighborhood.

A caller — from a different part of town as the peafowl caller — reported three loose goats roaming around unsupervised. The goats were nowhere to be found upon police arrival.

A caller reported they received a call from a Washington County sheriff's deputy stating the caller had missed jury duty and had to pay a fine, which they did in the range of nearly $4,000. This is a common scam; never send money to someone you do not know personally, even if they claim to be law enforcement.

A caller reported someone threw an egg at her vehicle. Officers located the egg-chucker, who advised he was participating in a spirited egg war with friends and accidentally tagged the wrong car. He agreed to clean up the vehicle. No damage was found.

Friday, May 13

A caller reported a barefoot man kneeling in front of a door attempting to pick the lock. Officers contacted the individual and found he was disoriented and confused as to where he was and what he was doing. Officers found his vehicle, shoes and various other items a couple of blocks away. He was transported to the hospital on a peace officer's hold for evaluation.

A caller reported an electric bike was stolen from a residential porch. Officers are investigating.

A late-night caller reported a juvenile walking erratically in the middle of Main Street while barefoot. Officers located an extremely intoxicated youth and subsequently transported them to the hospital for evaluation. The juvenile's parents were contacted and advised of the situation.

Police were called to a reported domestic dispute late at night. On contact, police found kids engaged in some playful wrestling. No crime.

Saturday, May 14

Police received reports of two separate vehicles broken into overnight on C Street. Multiple items taken from the vehicle were discovered strewn further down the road. Officers are investigating.

A caller reported he and a fishing buddy had a falling-out and that the other individual would not allow the caller to retrieve property he helped purchase. Officers advised this was a civil matter and provided resources for seeking remedy.

A caller reported a group of individuals were standing around a vehicle drinking in the middle of the night. Also, they added, there was a kitten in the road. On arrival, officers found the group were outside of their own residence enjoying the evening, but they did not find a kitten.

Officers were called to a residence on Pacific Avenue where a fight was reportedly underway. On arrival, officers found a party that had gotten a little rowdy. Revelers were asked to keep it down, which they agreed to do.

Sunday, May 15

In what was turning out to be a week full of critter-related calls, a caller reported a rooster on 27th Avenue. Roosters are not allowed within city limits, although residents may keep up to four chickens.

Police were called to an apparent hit-and-run along 21st Avenue. On investigation, however, it was determined there was no actual contact between the two vehicles. No crime.

A night shift officer located a suspiciously parked, occupied vehicle along B Street in the wee hours of the morning. The occupant was found to have an outstanding warrant and was arrested. She was lodged at the jail.

Officers spotted a wanted man at a local fast food restaurant in the middle of the night. He was arrested and lodged at the jail on multiple charges.

Monday, May 16

Police were called to an escalating altercation between a group of people near a local gas station. On arrival, officers found a driver had struck a dog in the street and was promptly confronted by a group of angry passersby who began to beat the involved vehicle. Police eventually sorted the matter out, and two individuals were cited for disorderly conduct and criminal mischief.

A caller reported they left the trunk of their car open for 20 minutes, which was enough time for someone to walk off with their prescription sunglasses and groceries. Officers are investigating.

A caller reported three suspicious utility vehicles on 22nd Avenue in the middle of the night. The vehicles in question belonged to Forest Grove Public Works, which was attending to an emergency issue with a water main.

Tuesday, May 17

A day-shift officer spotted a man known to have an outstanding warrant near a local smoke shop. During his arrest, an inventory of his belongings included a restricted weapon and numerous fentanyl pills. He was lodged at the jail.

A caller reported someone was attempting to gain entry to their house through a back window. On arrival, police found a soon-to-be-ex-roommate attempting to retrieve her property. She was assisted in collecting her things.

Officers were called to check on a young teen seen sitting and crying on the side of Gales Creek Road late at night. On contact, police found the juvenile had gone for a walk and had become lost. They were transported home.

Wednesday, May 18

A caller reported a heated, possibly physical domestic dispute between two people along C Street. On contact, officers sorted out that one individual stole the other's stylish beanie and a pushing match ensued. It was determined no crimes had occurred. Officers spotted a man with an outstanding warrant near City Hall late at night. He was arrested and lodged at the jail.

A caller reported a man was peeking into vehicles along Main Street late at night, then left the location on a bicycle, furiously pedaling in the middle of the street and flipping off cars that were forced to go around him. Officers found a man matching the description in the area carrying a bicycle with a flat tire, but they found no evidence he had been participating in any criminal activity. No crime.

Thursday, May 19

A caller reported someone opened an $18,000 loan in the caller's name. Police are investigating.

A caller reported a group of juveniles were at a local park showing off their undergarments. Officers were unable to locate any of the youths in the area. Witnesses reported nothing sexual or inappropriate had occurred.

A caller reported their pickup had been stolen at some point in the previous two weeks. A quick investigation concluded that the vehicle had not been stolen but in fact had been towed by code enforcement. The caller was advised on how to retrieve his vehicle.


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