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The Forest Grove Police Department addresses a concerned caller's worries and more in this log from July 8-14, 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.

Friday, July 8

Swing shift officers were called to check on a woman yelling and walking in circles in a shopping center parking lot. On contact, police determined she was unable to care for herself; she was taken into custody on a peace officer hold and transported to the hospital for evaluation.

A caller reported their neighbor had yelled at them for smoking outside in the vicinity of their apartment complex. Officers sorted out there was a longer-standing dispute between the neighbors and provided some mediation as to where the property lines between private and public existed, as well as some exhortations about being neighborly.

A caller reported someone used their phone number to purchase a firearm from a local retailer, but when she called back, the retailer told her it was a mistake — which the caller believed to be a lie on behalf of whomever purchased the gun. Police sorted out that the retailer had in fact misdialed and contacted the wrong person, and that no firearm had been purchased with the caller's information. No crime.

Saturday, July 9

An officer spotted a man known to have outstanding felony warrants near a local business center. He was arrested and lodged at the jail.

A caller reported their pickup had been stolen from outside his residence overnight. On investigation, officers learned that the caller's ex was the registered owner of the vehicle and had taken it back. No crime.

A caller reported a child had been marked with a THC pen. The markings in question were found to be temporary henna tattoos. To be clear, THC "pens" are used for inhaling, not drawing or writing.

While on patrol, a swing shift officer spotted an unlicensed vehicle being driven by a woman known to have a suspended license. She was arrested.

Sunday, July 10

A caller reported they found a prescription pill bottle with pills in it. Officers located the person to whom the prescription had been issued and learned the individual had thrown it out after no longer needing it. Police suggest using safe and secure means to dispose of medication to ensure it does not end up in the wrong hands, such as Drug Takeback Day or a local pharmacy.

Police responded to a residence where a person was reported unconscious and having difficulty breathing. CPR had started prior to police arrival. Officers noticed a glass pipe nearby suggesting drug use. They administered Narcan and opioid overdose antidote, and the person regained consciousness. They were transported to the hospital.

A caller reported severe body pain, making several statements regarding having their legs cut off. Police responded and found the caller in immediate need of medical attention due to infection. They were transported to the hospital.

Monday, July 11

Police were called to resolve a dispute between neighbors regarding barking dogs, allegedly acting aggressively, that had escalated to a point of one neighbor installing anti-barking devices, to which the other neighbor installed fencing to block the device. Officers worked with both neighbors to find a solution that involved removing the fencing and relocating the device.

A caller reported they could hear a woman's scream and a window audibly shut. Officers searched the area and contacted bystanders but were unable to locate the source of the scream or anything out of the ordinary.

A caller reported a friend went into a house stating she'd be "back in five" but took longer than the five minutes stated. On contact, police found the caller experiencing the effects of a stimulant and confirmed the friend was OK, just took longer than anticipated.

Tuesday, July 12

A caller reported their firearm had been stolen from their pickup parked along Main Street. Officers are investigating.

A store reported that a woman who had been previously trespassed and had a history of shoplifting was back at the location. Police contacted the woman, and she was subsequently arrested and lodged at the jail.

Wednesday, July 13

Officers were called to check on an elderly woman who was reportedly wandering around 19th Avenue all morning, yelling at passing vehicles. Police located the woman, who stated she was fine but expressed strong feelings that the initial caller needed to mind their own business.

A night shift officer stopped a vehicle for driving down a major street with no lights on. The driver was further found to be in possession of a fake ID and Social Security card. He was arrested.

A young caller reported they had a physical altercation with a parent. On investigation, officers determined no crimes were actually committed and the statement was a result of the youth's less-than-favorable opinion of the parent implementing rules and consequences.

Thursday, July 14

Police were called to check on a man seen laying in the weeds beside Gales Creek Road. Officers located and subsequently arrested him as he just so happened to be wanted by Forest Grove police for theft and fraud. He was lodged at the jail.

A local business reported a group of juveniles had broken in and stole snacks out of the fridge. Upon being confronted by an employee, the youths returned the snacks and left the location. Officers conducted an area check but were unable to locate the alleged snack thieves.

A caller reported a man in a tank top was breaking into cars outside a local apartment complex. Officers responded but found no evidence of any break-ins, nor anyone matching the description in the area.


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