Forest Grove Police Log: Jan. 11-17

Forest Grove News-Times - News
This week's calls include: a woman in need of a treat, stolen lawn furniture and damaged Christmas lights.

Forest Grove student says stranger told him to 'Get in the…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
A Forest Grove student ran home after a stranger allegedly tried to offer him a ride Tuesday morning.

Forest Grove schools implement new building security

Forest Grove News-Times - News
As of Monday, Jan. 28, gaining entry to school buildings will look different for visitors.

Liberty High hosts FIRST LEGO League championships

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The school has hosted the statewide championship, sponsored by Intel, for years.

Tualatin Valley Beekeepers Association to hold free event

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Community members are encouraged to join the nonprofit's movie night next week.

Forest Grove police, fire chaplain retires

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Dexter Danielson, a U.S. Army veteran and former Washington County sheriff's deputy, started work in 2007.

Arts grants funded in 2019

Forest Grove News-Times - Features
Cultural Coalition of Washington County announces grant winners, including Ballet Fiesta, Bag&Baggage Productions.

Entries wanted for 2019 Hillsboro St. Patrick's Day Parade

Hillsboro Tribune - News
The March 16 parade draws crowds from across Washington County. and beyond, organizers say.

Office suites converting to apartments in Forest Grove

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Garden Court Plaza's manager says demand for professional suites is low, but demand for housing is high.

Pedestrian hit, killed by car in Hillsboro

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Authorities have located the van, which sped away from the scene. No arrests have been made.

Forest Grove plans for Peace Village

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Coordinators are looking for interested community members and kids to take part.

Employee stabbed at Hillsboro Taco Bell

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Employees barricaded themselves in the restaurant's office after a man forced entry into the establishment.

Forest Grove begins process for downtown historic…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Downtown could join three neighborhoods as nationally recognized historic districts in Forest Grove.

Former Forest Grove coach sentenced to jail for sexual…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Dylan Sullivan pleaded guilty to coercion and harassment in Deschutes County in a case involving students.

Witt introduces school and gun safety legislation

Forest Grove News-Times - News
A backlash over proposed gun sales bills led him to focus on school safety audits, mental health resources.

WCSO: Woman hospitalized after fleeing stop near Hillsboro

Hillsboro Tribune - News
UPDATE: In all, three were arrested after a Sheriff's Office vehicle struck and disabled their car.

Forest Grove's town meeting will be 'information fair'

Forest Grove News-Times - News
In 2019, organizers are changing up the format to help connect residents with emergency resources.

North Plains police officer's foot run over during…

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Authorities are asking anyone who saw the incident to call police at 503-629-0111.

Judge lowers damages from Hillsboro police shooting

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Federal judge rules Hillsboro, Washington County will pay Portland man less than jury awarded.

Forest Grove Police Log: Jan. 4-10

Forest Grove News-Times - News
This week's calls include: a man with many names, a rubber mask and a drunken argument over a baby.

Lockout lifted at Oak Grove Academy

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The school reported a suspicious person in the area who police later confirmed was not a threat.

Cornelius town center concepts unveiled at open house

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Project staff envision a 'core' area of a few blocks within a larger town center planning area.

How is Washington County impacted by the shutdown?

Hillsboro Tribune - News
From local wineries to the Hillsboro Airport, the government shutdown is having an impact.

Kiwanis to make comeback in Forest Grove

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Kiwanis International supports children through service leadership programs and more.

Forest Grove girl a Sparrow adoptee by middle school

Forest Grove News-Times - News
A four-year old Forest Grove girl has been 'adopted' by South Meadows Middle School through Sparrow Clubs.

Survey results throw cold water on Forest Grove police bond

Forest Grove News-Times - News
A May measure to pay for a new police station would very likely fail, according to a polling firm.

Elderly resident uninjured in Cornelius house fire

Forest Grove News-Times - News
A neighbor helped an elderly woman escape without injury from a house fire Friday afternoon in Cornelius.

Forest Grove to host a Peace Village this summer

Forest Grove News-Times - News
An informational meeting on the Peace Village will be held Tuesday evening, Jan. 15.

Banks makes plans to address water shortage

Forest Grove News-Times - News
City will add new projects to repair old water lines, continue seeking out new water sources.

Freshmen Neron, Mitchell take office, committee seats

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Members of the Oregon House of Representatives were officially sworn in Monday, Jan. 14.

Townhouses proposed at 19th/Holladay in Cornelius

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Council Creek Terrace would be a less typical, attached-housing residential development in the city.

U.S Census needs you -- for American Housing Survey

Clackamas Review - News
90 locals in tricounty Metro area to be hired to help develop key funding statistics

New cooking workshop space opens on Pacific Avenue

Forest Grove News-Times - Features
Forest Grove resident MJ Guidetti opened a workshop space to teach others classes like pasta making.

Cornelius seeking new water source

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The City Council approved a shortened agreement to keep buying from Hillsboro in the meantime.

Andy Duyck ends 24 years on Washington County board

Beaverton Valley Times - News
'It's difficult to walk away ... but I am excited about my future life,' outgoing board chairman says after unplanned political career.

District to collect unwanted pesticides

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Sign up by Friday for the collection, which takes place Saturday, Feb. 2, in Cornelius.

Clean Water Services seeks Wash. Co. applicants

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Applications to serve on the advisory commission will be accepted through the end of January or until filled.

Three take seats on Washington County board

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Each acknowledges challenges of population growth and diversity in the biggest turnover of seats in 24 years in Oregon's second most populous county.

McLain touts Ways & Means position, talks bills

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The Democratic state representative addressed CPO 12C in Cornelius on Tuesday.

Forest Grove Police Log: Dec. 28, 2018-Jan. 3, 2019

Forest Grove News-Times - News
This week's calls include: an 'unreturned' vehicle, New Year's revelry and a Social Security scam.

Deputies investigate Cornelius bank robbery

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Authorities say a bearded man fled U.S. Bank with undisclosed amount of cash Tuesday evening.

Three FGPD officials receive state awards

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Captain, an officer and the department's community outreach specialist awarded.

Five WCSO deputies receive state-level awards

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Washington County Sherrif's Office deputies were recognized for heroic efforts, protecting community.

Cornelius voters could see fire levy on May ballot

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Chief Michael Kinkade has recommended that the levy be renewed at the current level, first approved in 2015.

Make your own sushi event comes to North Plains

Forest Grove News-Times - Features
North Plains Public Library hosts sushi tutorial as a part of its Cultural Literacy Series.

New Cornelius city councilors sworn in

Forest Grove News-Times - News
John Colgan and Luis Hernandez were elected last year, succeeding Harley Crowder and Jose Orozco.

Feds say Oregon has second-most unsheltered homeless

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says 62% of homeless are sleeping on streets.

Crab and Steak Feed returning for 23rd year

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The annual event raises money for the Western Washington County Firefighter's Association.

'Anna and Abigail's Law' takes effect

Forest Grove News-Times - News
It closes a loophole that led to the conviction of the driver charged in two girls' deaths being overturned.

Forest Grove's new downtown Japanese restaurant…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
With a soft opening held this week, SaWa is expected to be open for lunch and dinner as early as next week.

WCSO: Allegedly impaired driver hits pedestrian in…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
Edgar Ling was arrested after allegedly trying to flee the scene of a crash on Southwest Farmington.

Driver sentenced in crash that injured Tigard…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Darby McBride faces 14 months in jail and three years of probation following the December 2017 crash.

Forest Grove considers letting student volunteers…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The city currently encourages teens to serve as non-voting 'liaisons' on boards and commissions.

Invasive pests may be lurking in your Christmas tree

Clackamas Review - News
Oregon Department of Forestry: Don't throw old trees in yards or forests where elongate hemlock scale could hatch

Forest Grove Police Log: Dec. 21-26

Forest Grove News-Times - News
This week's calls include: an assist from the Salvation Army, an abducted snowman and vandalized mailboxes.

NAMS students participate in 'The Memory Project'

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Students are learning about global kindness and social understanding through art.

WCSO: New Year's celebration with handguns leads to…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Juan Humberto Garfias-Campos of Cornelius was arrested after celebratory gunfire allegedly struck a house.

Year in Review: 2018 in western Washington County

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Forest Grove makes news for television and film, school leaders come and go, and more.

Year in Review: 2018 in Washington County

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Some events went beyond local, with implications for the Portland area, Oregon and beyond.

Gingerbread contest a sweet success

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Impressive showcases win awards with their creativity, artistry and holiday cheer.

Adelante, Virginia Garcia receive healthcare grants

Forest Grove News-Times - News
More than $200,000 was given out by CareOregon, which provides Oregon Health Plan services.

Forest Grove Police Log: Dec. 14-20

Forest Grove News-Times - News
This week's calls include: throwing the towel, sibling rivalries and a beleaguered motorist.

Free guided hikes on New Year's Day statewide

Forest Grove News-Times - Features
Oregon State Parks encourages people to be outdoors to start year with its First Day Hikes event in parks around the state.

Volunteers wrap gifts for seniors in need

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Home Instead's 'Be a Santa to a Senior' program held several wrapping parties this month.

Grand Lodge to host grand New Year's Eve bash

Forest Grove News-Times - Features
Cornelius Pass Roadhouse, among other McMenamins locations, will also have live music and a champagne toast.

Three WashCo commissioners take a final bow

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Andy Duyck, Greg Malinowski and Bob Terry leave office Jan. 7, but their final regular board meeting was Dec. 18.

Man hospitalized after 'chemical smell' in Gaston…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Apartment declared safe after bomb squad was deployed to the scene on Second Avenue on the morning of Christmas Eve.

Meals on Wheels on the move

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Popular dining service is returning to the Forest Grove Senior & Community Center as kitchen work concludes.

K-9 finds suspect who caused 5-car crash

Portland Tribune - News
Beaverton driver who caused Aloha-area crash was found by Hillsboro K9 and officer.

Brown's proposed budget for education draws mixed…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The proposal means different things for local school districts and community colleges.

Solar farm near Verboort wins conditional approval

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Milford Solar applied to build a 12-acre facility, which will connect to the Portland General Electric grid.

Water shortage in Banks puts stop to development

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The city won't accept new development proposals for at least six months while it works to increase water supply.

Cornelius Place surpasses key milestones

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Construction of the three-story building, which will include library and living spaces, is nearly complete.

Washington County Sheriff's Office civilian…

Beaverton Valley Times - News
The investigation stretches from Washington County to Idaho, to the United Kingdom.

Hillsboro man convicted of rape, sex abuse charges

Hillsboro Tribune - News
A Washington County jury found Tyrone Neil Murphy guilty of abuse against two victims.

New TVF&R chief rises through ranks

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Deric Weiss will replace Mike Duyck at the fire district; Duyck retires in June from the position.

Forest Grove Police Log: Dec. 7-13

Forest Grove News-Times - News
This week's calls include: a haunted house, an 'accident' at a restaurant and a confusing report of road rage.

In the holiday spirit

Forest Grove News-Times - Features
Need some last-minute ideas to get out of the house before the holidays hit? We have some ideas.

New ice cream shop on the block this new year

Forest Grove News-Times - Features
Vancouver-based ice cream company, Great NW Ice Cream Co., is opening its retail shop in Cornelius next to Jimmy John's.

Plans finalized for Hillsboro Airport's future

Hillsboro Tribune - News
A 20-year master plan has been updated to meet city, community and airport needs.

Man found guilty in 2017 Hillsboro crash injuring…

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Darby Andrew McBride was charged with third-degree assault, reckless driving and second-degree criminal mischief.

Adelante Mujeres receives $300k grant

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The local nonprofit was granted money to continue efforts supporting underprivileged youth.

State advocate finds flaws in Oregon's public…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
New report says public records rules are often confusing and allow officials to delay or withhold records.

Forest Grove sees 'record' tree removal permits…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
A 1958 sweetgum tree on Hawthorne Street was the latest to fall. Permits are required in some, not all, cases.

New state rep visits Gales Creek for community…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Tiffiny Mitchell, CPO 13 members found themselves on opposite sides of several top issues

Pedestrian struck, killed in Hillsboro a Holocaust…

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Community member and survivor of the Holocaust died late afternoon Tuesday after being hit by a car crossing a Hillsboro street.

PlanetCon recycling event back for another season

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The one-day event will be held at Quatama Elementary School in Hillsboro on Jan. 12, 2019.

Richardson video updates public on his cancer fight

Portland Tribune - News
In his latest video update, the secretary of state said his brain cancer is impacting his ability to communicate, but MRIs show the tumor isn't…

Hillsboro approves higher water rates

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Increases will also hit Cornelius, Gaston and Laurelwood, wholesale water customers of Hillsboro.

LifeFlight activated for rollover crash on Timber…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
The Banks Fire District responded Friday morning to a crash that left the vehicle's driver trapped.

Astoria treat shop, Frite & Scoop, no longer to…

Forest Grove News-Times - Features
Owners Kevin and Lisa Malcolm cite financial impact of the project as a reason.

'Raggedy Ann' returns to Forest Grove Library

Forest Grove News-Times - Features
Forest Grove resident Pat Yoakum celebrates 25th year of doll collection on display.

Forest Grove Police Log: Nov. 30-Dec. 6

Forest Grove News-Times - News
This week's calls include: a destructive guest, an attack with a pipe and stolen construction tools.

Forest Grove Vikettes dance squad takes state

Forest Grove News-Times - Sports
The team of 23 girls won in two categories in the highly competitive championships.

Study: Hillsboro schools biggest loser in U.S. from…

Hillsboro Tribune - News
District, county officials push back on report, arguing schools benefit from presence of Intel, other tech companies.

Two years in, 10th Avenue project nears completion

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Washington County crews in Cornelius have upgraded sidewalks and signs, widened the road, and more.

Forest Grove native participates in George H.W.…

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Alyssa Villalobos, part of the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard, was chosen to serve in a 21-gun salute in Texas.

Banks man arrested over video of hitting dog

Forest Grove News-Times - News
Thomas William Sugars III faces an animal abuse charge after being arrested Sunday.

Death at Washington County Jail leads to $10M payout

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Madaline Pitkin, 26, died while in custody at the Washington County Jail in Hillsboro.

Former jail deputy, security guard charged in sex…

Hillsboro Tribune - News
Woodburn man Jorge Serrano is alleged to have sexually assaulted an unconscious woman in Hillsboro.

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