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The Forest Grove Police Department makes peace and answers calls from Sept. 2-8, 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, Sept. 2

Officers rolled up on a disturbance where a woman with a small dog was seen yelling at a man in a car with two larger dogs. Police sorted out that the dispute was due to the dogs audibly expressing their dislike of one another. No crime.

A local watering hole reported an unruly patron had been kicked out and was causing issues outside the location. Police found the individual laying in the grass, excessively intoxicated — which was a violation of his probation. He was arrested and lodged at the jail.

Officers responded to a location from which an incomplete 911 call had originated. On arrival, police found a physical altercation had occurred, during which one party was assaulted and injured. The alleged assailant was arrested and lodged at the jail.

Saturday, Sept. 3

Officers were called to check on a residence after neighbors heard a child yelling for an extended period of time. Police contacted the parent, who advised the child was unhappy that the TV had been switched off. No crime.

Police responded to a mobile home community after two neighbors each called in to report issues with the other. Officers found no evidence of a crime and advised the residents to leave each other alone.

A caller reported their vehicle had been stolen from outside the residence. After a short investigation and an area check, the vehicle was discovered parked nearby. No crime.

Sunday, Sept. 4

A caller reported a mysterious man in a trench coat walking along Birch Street. Police conducted an area check but were unable to locate anyone but the caller in the area, who, upon inquiry, then denied ever making the call.

A caller reported a neighbor threw a paintbrush at their car as they were driving by. The neighbor advised they were upset that the caller was speeding down their road. Officers contacted both parties and were able to facilitate a civil compromise.

Officers responded to a residence along 19th Avenue where a driver failed to negotiate a curve and crashed into the house in the middle of the night. The driver was transported to the hospital.

Monday, Sept. 5

Police responded to a report of a residential fire on Jessica Drive in the middle of the night. Officers quickly commandeered nearby garden hoses and knocked down most of the flames prior to Forest Grove firefighters' arrival. No injuries were reported.

Night shift officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation only to find the passenger had multiple outstanding felony warrants. He was arrested and lodged at the jail.

A caller reported their residence had been tagged with graffiti overnight.

Tuesday, Sept. 6

A caller reported their roommate was refusing to return an old phone the caller had loaned him. Police ultimately determined it was a civil matter.

A caller reported their dog had been stolen, possibly in connection with an alleged ring of canine thieves operating throughout the county.

A late-night caller reported hearing suspicious and strange noises near a local auto shop. Officers located a fuel truck pumping gas at a nearby station, but nothing otherwise amiss.

Wednesday, Sept. 7

A caller reported someone was walking along a busy street carrying a box that appeared to be on fire. Officers were unable to locate anyone in the area.

Police were called to a report of a suspicious, occupied vehicle parked for an extended period of time on a residential street in the middle of the night, advising the alarm had also been triggered. On contact, police found two individuals had been enjoying one another's company in one of the individuals' car, accidentally setting off the alarm. No crime.

Thursday, Sept. 8

Police responded to a location where a vehicle reportedly hit two utility boxes and knocked down a power line. On investigation, the driver advised they had floored the gas pedal thinking it was the brake pedal, causing the crash. No injuries were reported, but the vehicle was towed.

Officers arrested a man on multiple charges after he threw multiple rocks at another man's truck during a heated argument, breaking out windows and causing damage to the truck, all the while at a location from which he was prohibited from being. The alleged rock lobber was lodged at the jail.

An eagle-eyed officer spotted a man crawling in the bushes at a local park, presumably in an attempt to hide from the officer on account of his multiple outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants. He was arrested and lodged at the jail.


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