Forest Grove Police Log: Man caught before driving drunk with kids
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, May 27
A caller reported a person actively picking the lock at the front door of an apartment. Officers contacted the alleged burglar and learned they were a licensed locksmith who had been hired by the property manager. No crime.
A late-night caller reported an escalating argument between two people in the middle of the street. Officers located two rather inebriated individuals who were engaged in an amicable altercation, but at an elevated volume. They agreed to quiet down for the night.
Graveyard shift officers responded to the local cemetery after a group of people potentially engaged in nefarious behavior were called in. Officers found the location void of any guests, paranormal or otherwise, and quiet as a tomb.
Saturday, May 28
A local pizza purveyor reported two youths attempted to use a fraudulent credit card to purchase a large order of deliciousness. Officers are investigating.
A caller reported experiencing premonition-like dreams in which a family member was using drugs and committing crimes. Police conducted extra patrols at the caller's residence but found nothing suspicious.
Police arrested a man after he was found to have an outstanding felony warrant during a traffic stop.
Police are investigating after several glass panes at a bus shelter were broken out.
Sunday, May 29
Police were called to a local park where a man was seen stumbling and staggering to a point of repeatedly falling down, then getting into a vehicle with children in it. As police pulled in, the man was attempting to back out of his parking spot and nearly crashed into the patrol car. He was arrested for DUII; the children were transported home and released to their mother.
A caller reported a dark vehicle with no plates driving around Pacific Avenue and Main Street with its alarm sounding and lights flashing. Police were unable to locate any vehicles in the area.
A caller reported a baby squirrel was acting suspiciously out near the wetlands.
Monday, May 30
A local secondhand store reported a man who had been previously trespassed was back at the location. On arrival, officers also found he had multiple outstanding warrants. He was arrested.
A caller reported a woman had opened the caller's door in the middle of the night, then left the location on foot. Officers walked the nearby path and found a woman matching the description. While assisting her home, police found two men sitting in a vehicle outside her residence: one who had multiple outstanding warrants, the other in violation of a restraining order. Both were arrested and lodged.
A night shift officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation along B Street only to find the driver had an outstanding warrant from another county. He was arrested and lodged.
Tuesday, May 31
A security guard at a business reported a visibly intoxicated driver pulled a vehicle into the parking lot in the middle of the night. On officer arrival, the driver admitted to drinking and knowingly driving while excessively intoxicated. He was arrested for DUII and lodged at the jail.
A caller reported that they and their spouse got into a heated argument and that the spouse made vaguely suicidal statements before leaving the location to cool off. Officers located the spouse, who advised that he was fine, just upset, and made the comments out of frustration.
Police are investigating after a catalytic converter was stolen from a university vehicle.
Wednesday, June 1
Police responded to a local convenience store where an employee allegedly hit a customer with a baseball bat. On arrival, police sorted out that a verbal altercation had taken place between the store owner and an intoxicated, aggressive customer, after which the store owner pushed the customer out of the store while holding a bat. Security video corroborated the story. No crime.
A caller reported their ex transferred a sizable amount of cash from the caller's account without permission. An investigation is ongoing.
A caller reported an escalating dispute between two men outside of a store that appeared to be heading toward a punching match. Officers found an argument over money had escalated. The parties went their separate ways. No crime.
Thursday, June 2
While an officer was working a traffic stop near the intersection of Highway 47 and Pacific Avenue late at night, another vehicle pulled up near the officer, revved the engine, then did a burnout in the road. An officer attempted to stop that driver, and she subsequently led officers through a neighborhood before pulling into a driveway. She was arrested for eluding and reckless driving.
A business reported a woman walked off with a box full of flowers without paying.
Police responded to a three vehicle rear-end crash on Pacific Avenue. One driver was issued a citation for following too close; one driver was transported to the hospital for pain.
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