Forest Grove Police Log: Neighbor cries fowl as chickens run amok
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 22
Police responded to a reported physical altercation behind a shopping center during which a robbery allegedly took place. After a brief interview, officers arrested the instigator for robbery and assault. They were lodged at the jail.
A night shift officer stopped two different vehicles at separate intersections, both for speeding and driving erratically all over the road. On contact, officers found the drivers to be noticeably under the influence. Both were arrested for DUII and later found to have nearly three times the legal blood alcohol content.
Swing shift officers arrested a man with an outstanding felony warrant after he was located outside of a neighborhood residence. On police arrival, the man initially fled inside the house, but officers successfully coaxed him out of hiding without incident.
Saturday, July 23
A local café reported someone came into the location asking for money then smashed the tip jar when refused, making threats to staff. Officers located the man nearby. He was subsequently arrested for criminal mischief and violating a release agreement. He was lodged at the jail.
A caller reported he was having ongoing issues with a neighbor putting trash on his porch. Police spoke to the neighbor, who had a rather different account of the events. Police offered some mediation and advised the neighbors to not interact with one another, or elect a more neighborly, respectful manner in which to do so.
Police were called to an escalating argument outside of a convenience store late at night. On contact, officers found that one of the parties was just a very animated, expressive talker. No crime.
Sunday, July 24
Police responded to the TriMet transfer station, where a person had broken out windows on two separate buses. Officers located the suspect on scene, who explained he was angry for being denied service. He was arrested and lodged at the jail.
A caller reported someone was sitting outside of a local convenience store refusing to leave. On contact, officers found a man experiencing heat-related medical issues. He was transported to the hospital.
A local business reported that a woman came into the location, reorganized items in the bathroom, and walked off with a jar of peanut butter. Officers were unable to locate anyone watching the woman's description in the area.
Monday, July 25
Officers assisted Forest Grove Fire & Rescue and other area agencies in response to a hazardous materials leak on 24th Avenue.
A caller reported their neighbor's chickens were "running wild" and destroying the caller's plants. Officers spoke with the chicken owners and advised them of the ordinances regarding chickens within city limits.
A caller reported an iPad was stolen from their residence. Officers are investigating.
Tuesday, July 26
A patrol officer spotted a man known to have outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants outside a residence. Although he initially fled on foot, the officer outpaced him and subsequently took him into custody. He was lodged at the jail.
Officers responded to a location from which an incomplete 911 call had originated, during which dispatchers could hear yelling. On arrival, officers learned an argument had taken place and located a man with outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants attempting to leave. He was arrested on the warrants.
A caller reported receiving a package containing a birdhouse they did not order. The item was sent back. No money was lost and no information given out. No crime.
Wednesday, July 27
A caller reported an acquaintance had stolen her cellphone and made several fraudulent purchases using an app. Officers are investigating.
A night shift officer stopped a vehicle seen weaving all over B Street. The officer found the driver had an outstanding felony warrant and was visibly impaired. He was arrested for DUII and the warrant but transported to the hospital for medical reasons.
Night shift officers responded to numerous reports of what sounded like gunshots heard in a residential area. Officers conducted an extensive area check but neither saw nor heard anything suspicious. Based on further reports, the source was likely fireworks.
Thursday, July 28
A local business reported a man came into the location and helped himself to a beer, which he then proceeded to pour all over himself in an effort to cool off. The business requested he be trespassed, which he was. However, he was later spotted at multiple residences from which he had been formally trespassed from previously. Police eventually located him at a nearby apartment complex and arrested him for criminal trespass. He was lodged at the jail.
A caller requested police check on a man who was seen sitting along the curb near a senior living community stating he had "really bad heartburn." Officers were unable to locate anyone in the area.
Officers responded to a report of a disturbance between neighbors, unrelated to the dispute from July 23. They were advised to leave each other alone.
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