Forest Grove Police Log: Resident reports rattlesnake
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 15
Officers were called to an assisted living community where a resident allegedly assaulted a staff member. On arrival, officers were able to convince the resident to go to the hospital for evaluation.
Officers arrested a man on multiple outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants after he was spotted outside an apartment building. He was lodged at the jail.
A night shift officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation along Sunset Drive only to find the passenger had an outstanding felony warrant. He was arrested.
Police were called to a report of an escalating argument between two people at a residence late at night. Officers found an alcohol-fueled argument had taken place, but that only words were exchanged. All parties agreed to separate for the night. No crime.
Saturday, July 16
A caller reported a dog known to be less than friendly to strangers had escaped a fenced yard while the owners were away. The Forest Grove Police Department's renowned dog whisperer just happened to be on shift and was able to coax the pooch back home without incident. Owners were advised of the situation.
Officers responded to the site of a burn barrel fire where an individual allegedly made statements toward firefighters about getting a gun when he was instructed to extinguish the blaze. On police arrival, the fire was put out and it was determined no actual threats had been made.
Officers arrested a woman for numerous outstanding warrants when she was seen walking along 19th Avenue late at night.
Police were called a location where an unsupervised party with numerous underage drinkers had been reported. On arrival, officers indeed found a group of imbibing youths; the underage host was cited for minor in possession as well as furnishing alcohol to minors.
Sunday, July 17
Police received multiple reports that a fight was underway in a gravel parking lot along 19th Avenue, one individual allegedly swinging a skateboard at others. On arrival, officers learned an argument had broken out over one party refusing to return a borrowed tablet. It was determined the argument was verbal only. No crime.
A caller reported a man was lying next to a vehicle along 22nd Avenue "chuckling" to himself. Officers were unable to locate anyone in the area and found no damage to any of the vehicles.
A caller reported their neighbor had a habit of throwing random items over their fence into their yard. Officers contacted the neighbor and advised them to cease and desist, advising a citation could follow if they continued throwing items.
Monday, July 18
A caller reported seeing a pair of teenagers carrying what appeared to be fake guns, noting one could pass as real. Police located the youths nearby carrying a squirt gun and an Airsoft pistol, which could be construed as real from a distance. They were advised that more calls might come in if they were waving the pistol around and agreed to move along.
A caller reported their catalytic converter was stolen from their vehicle at some point over the week. Officers are investigating.
Officers were called to a physical altercation in a shopping center parking lot. Officers found an argument had broken out and escalated, but no crimes had occurred. They agreed to separate for the night.
Tuesday, July 19
A caller reported their landlord showed up and was throwing items at the caller following an argument. The landlord was arrested for harassment and lodged at the jail.
A caller reported a vicious rattlesnake was spotted outside their residence on Juniper Street and that it had attempted to attack the caller. Officers were unable to locate any such serpent.
Police were called to check on a possible "slumper" in a vehicle outside a local store. Police contacted the individual, who was resting while waiting for a prescription to be filled.
Wednesday, July 20
A caller reported multiple pairs of shoes and a bong were stolen from their vehicle overnight. A separate caller from a different area of town reported a firearm had been stolen from their vehicle over the course of the week. Police are investigating.
A late night caller reported a suspicious man yelling at a neighbor's door. On contact, police found the man resided at the location and was upset at having locked himself out. No crime.
Officers located a man with multiple outstanding warrants outside of a shopping center. He was arrested and lodged at the jail. A short while later, another individual with an outstanding warrant was found walking along Main Street. He, too, was arrested and lodged.
Thursday, July 21
Officers responded to a location where a person was reportedly sprayed in the face with bear mace. The individual was cleared by medical and released to a friend; neither the victim nor any witnesses had any suspect information.
A swing shift officer spotted a man known to have a suspended license driving along 19th Avenue. The driver was stopped, arrested, and lodged.
Police were called to check on a suspicious vehicle that had been seen frequenting a local park, occupied by two individuals who appeared to be watching kids playing. Officers contacted the pair and found that, while odd, nothing criminal had occurred.
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