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The Forest Grove Police Department deals with stinky fish and more in activity reports from Aug. 26-Sept. 1, 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, Aug. 26

Officers located and arrested a man who had an outstanding felony warrant and had been positively identified in a theft investigation at a location on 19th Avenue. He was lodged at the jail.

A patrol officer spotted two individuals wanted by another local police agency hanging around a local medical center. The other agency was contacted and subsequently arrested the pair.

In what was turning out to be a bad day for wanted individuals, night shift also located a man wanted for theft. He, too, was arrested.

Night shift officers arrested a driver for DUII after the driver was stopped for racing down Pacific Avenue and blowing through several stoplights. The driver was lodged at the jail.

Saturday, Aug. 27

A caller reported they had a drink at a local watering hole they believe may have been "spiked" by another patron, as they did not feel well after visiting the establishment. Officers reviewed security video and found no evidence of any drink tampering.

Police responded to a report of a crash at the intersection of Maple Street and Pacific Avenue, where a vehicle had collided with a sign. On arrival, officers found the driver unconscious and demonstrating symptoms of opioid overdose. Police broke out the window and administered naloxone, after which the driver regained consciousness. The driver was transported to the hospital. During the investigation, officers further found narcotics and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. After being evaluated at the hospital, the driver was arrested on numerous charges, including felony DUII, driving while suspended, and violating their probation.

During the course of this Saturday, officers arrested three separate individuals for DUII-related charges and responded to three other calls involving alcohol poisoning and excessive intoxication.

A business reported someone stole boxes of Popsicles.

Sunday, Aug. 28

A caller reported an increasingly foul, pungent smell was emanating from a neighboring residence. Officers contacted the resident, who advised they went tuna fishing and threw the refuse into their garbage can. The rubbish was set to be picked up in the morning.

A convenience store reported a woman helped herself to several items for which she neglected to pay. Officers are investigating.

A late-night caller reported a subject wearing dark clothing and a bright red bag walking in and out of the road along 19th Avenue. Police located not one but two individuals in the area in dark clothes with red bags. Neither were observed walking in the roadway.

Monday, Aug. 29

Police received multiple reports of catalytic converter thefts in a residential neighborhood. Police are investigating.

A local store reported a man stole several products from the meat department and left the area on foot. Police located the alleged beef bandit at a nearby park with the loot plainly visible inside his backpack. He was arrested and lodged at the jail.

Police were called to check on a small child after he was found walking around a store alone. The child was able to lead officers to his nearby residence, where he was reunited with his worried mom.

Tuesday, Aug. 30

A caller reported a suspicious man was walking through neighborhoods taking pictures of houses and cars. Officers contacted the individual, who advised he was a fan of architecture out admiring some of the unique buildings Forest Grove has to offer. Police found no evidence of any criminal activity.

Night shift officers were called to a location from which an incomplete 911 call had been placed, during which dispatchers could hear screaming and yelling. Police pinged the phone to a vehicle belonging to a subject known to police leaving a hotel parking lot. The subject fled south on Highway 47; a pursuit was initiated, and Washington County deputies were able to cut off the driver just east of Gaston after the fleeing vehicle struck a deputy's vehicle. The suspect was uninjured, and damage to the vehicle was minor. The driver was arrested on numerous charges and lodged at the jail.

Wednesday, Aug. 31

Officers were called to a reported physical altercation during which one party was injured. The alleged assailant was arrested and lodged at the jail.

Police were called to a separate call regarding two individuals embroiled in a dispute that had escalated to a point of physical blows. The instigator was arrested and lodged at the jail.

Officers were called to a local park where a man was accosting random passersby to vent about the state of the world. On contact, the man shared his frustrations with the officer, who provided a listening ear before asking the man to move along, which he agreed to do. No crime.

Thursday, Sept. 1

A late-night caller reported their partner had run an errand several hours earlier and hadn't been heard from since. Upon investigation, officers learned the individual had been arrested by another law enforcement agency earlier in the day.

A caller reported they received antisemitic propaganda outside their residence.

Officers assisted an individual in retrieving belongings from a property to which they had been forbidden to return.

A caller reported multiple vehicles had been "keyed" in a carport over the last couple of days. Officers are investigating.


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