Forest Grove Police Log: June 11-17, 2021
Friday, June 11
Officers responded to a report from a resident who said someone was attempting to break into their home in the middle of the night. After surrounding the residence, a ferocious feline was found that had, in the most literal example of a cat burglary, made its way into the basement. The furry fiend scurried off.
Officers took a report from a resident who said their motorcycle was stolen overnight.
Officers responded to a report of a man and woman embroiled in an argument near a busy intersection. The pair advised they were heatedly discussing their relationship. They agreed to separate to cool off.
Saturday, June 12
Officers responded to a report of a man on a Segway meandering for hours through a residential neighborhood and appeared to be taking written notes. The man was not found in the area.
Officers responded to a report of a bicycle that had been stolen from a back porch. A similar bike was found in the area and seized for safekeeping so it could be reunited with the owner.
Officers responded to a report of a house fire on Maple Street. On arrival, the source was found to be a backyard burn pile. Backyard burning is currently banned.
Night shift officers responded to a report of a cat trapped in a storm drain. The feline would not come out for law enforcement or firefighters. A board was placed in the drain, with food, in hopes of coaxing the cat out.
Sunday, June 13
Officers responded to multiple reports of a couple having an intense and concerning argument at their residence, escalating in the street. During the argument, one person caused minor injury to the other. They were located a short while later and arrested for assault.
Officers responded to a report of a vehicle swerving in the road on Maple Street near 19th Avenue. The vehicle was located, and the driver admitted to drinking. Due to some minor injuries, the driver was transported to a hospital and then cited for drunken driving.
Officers took a report from a woman who said a bicyclist hit her mailbox and sped off. A family member of the cyclist returned shortly after to pay for damages. It was determined there was no crime.
Monday, June 14
Officers responded to a report from a resident who said a man had been ringing their doorbell incessantly since the wee hours of the morning. The man was a family member who was looking for his cousin. He was advised that calling his cousin was perhaps a better method of getting in contact with him.
Officers responded to a report from a resident who said their tortoise had been stolen. It was determined the incident was rooted in a long-standing civil matter.
Officers responded to a report of a woman walking in the middle of Pacific Avenue who appeared distressed. She advised she was looking for a windshield wiper that fell off her car.
Officers took a report from a resident who said someone opened credit cards in their name and had items shipped to a location out of state. The case is under investigation.
Tuesday, June 15
Officers took a report from a resident who said someone stole a winch and several tools from their truck. The case is under investigation.
Officers took a report from a resident who said they bought several hundred dollars-worth of gift cards that were meant to go to a friend who had been diagnosed with cancer, but the friend's email was fraudulent and the cards were sent to a scammer. This is an increasingly common type of scam. The case is under investigation.
Officers responded to a report of a man with a baseball bat breaking into an apartment and a physical fight between multiple individuals. Three of the individuals were attempting to "evict" two others but were stopped upon entry by one of them who was waving a replica revolver. Several subjects were detained but following an investigation, the man with the baseball bat was arrested for burglary, menacing, and criminal mischief.
Wednesday, June 16
Officers took a report from a resident who received a threatening letter regarding their display of Pride and Black Lives Matter flags. Two other reports of identical letters were also taken.
Officers took a report from a resident who saw a woman get thrown out of a car onto a couch while a blond and a man with "big poufy hair" stood by laughing. All subjects were gone by the time officers arrived.
Officers took a call from a woman who said there were missing items in her fast-food order and requested assistance in resolving her dispute. The request was declined.
Thursday, June 17
Officers took a report from a resident who reported two 150-pound clam shells were stolen from their yard. The case is under investigation.
Officers took a report from a resident who said they were receiving harassing text messages from an unknown person. It was advised they block the number. A report from the same resident was received later in the day after they returned home and found a sub-sandwich with a receipt in front of their doorway which, they believed, may have been connected to the earlier messages. Following an investigation, it was learned an Uber Eats driver stopped at the wrong house. There was no crime.
Officers took a report from a person who said their pants and wallet had been stolen while they were at a swimming pool.
Officers responded to a report of a group of teenagers with skateboards huddled around a semi-truck tire, possibly stealing a hub cap. Following an area check the teenagers were not found.
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