Forest Grove

Jan. 26

n A woman reported her alarm company is disarming her alarm and allowing her bread to be taken and her coffee to be moved around.

n A woman reported her roommate kicked her, punched her and threw a knife at her. The roommate denied it. The investigation is continuing.

n A citizen reported his mother was a passenger in a vehicle that hit his car. The driver of the vehicle offered $20 to settle the matter, then left the scene when the offer was declined. The investigation continues.


Jan. 27

n A citizen called police for a ride to the hospital because they were suffering from mental health issues. An ambulance transported the person to the hospital.

n An elderly man backed his car into three vehicles at Safeway, causing damage. An officer took a report.

n An elderly man received injuries after being hit by a vehicle in a crosswalk near 19th Avenue and Hawthorne Street. The driver of the car was cited for failing to yield the right of way to a pedestrian.

n Police responded to report of a man throwing items into the parking lot at his apartment complex. Officers contacted the man who had thrown his CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine into the lot because he believed the upstairs neighbor tampered with it and put poison in it. Police returned to the complex later and arrested the man after he threw a brick through the upstairs neighbor’s window.


Jan. 28

n Officers handled an issue between two high school students over unwanted texting.

n A man reported he had not heard from his sister since Christmas and wanted help locating her. 

n A citizen called for assistance after dealing with a rude bill collector.

n A man was reportedly going door to door wanting to look at people’s sewers.

Jan. 29

n A citizen reported that a subject with a restraining order in place contacted her using her daughter’s Facebook account. The investigation is continuing.

n Police were called regarding a college student missing for several days. An investigation revealed the student got arrested in Portland on a drug charge and was in jail.

n Officers checked two boys playing in a field after one was reportedly observed carrying a black handgun. The handgun turned out to be a Nerf gun with an orange tip.

n A woman called to report that “magnetic fields were devaluing her.” She was advised to contact her mental health provider if the problem continued.

Jan. 30

n A man armed with a knife robbed the Safeway pharmacy. The investigation is continuing.

n A man called to complain about “anti-Obama protesters” outside of Safeway.  The protesters were not breaking any laws.

n Police checked a vehicle after it was reported as suspicious. They arrested the driver for driving while suspended at the misdemeanor level and possession of marijuana.

n An officer on patrol noticed a garage door open on a residence late at night and closed the door after being unable to get an answer at the door. The resident then called 911 to report a burglary and that someone had opened his garage door. The resident was advised it was the officer actually closing his garage.

Jan. 31

n A customer at Safeway called police after returning to her car because she believed someone moved her mirrors.

n A woman called police to report her boyfriend stole her medication.

n Forest Grove officers assisted Cornelius Police after a fight involving several subjects broke out at a Cornelius establishment.

Feb. 1

n A man was contacted at Pacific Avenue and Cedar Street after a citizen reported him in the area with a shotgun slung over his shoulder and holding a sign that stated “Impeach Congress.” The man was not breaking any laws.

n A man called to report two dogs that were running loose in the neighborhood and scaring his chickens and ducks.

n Police arrested a man on the Pacific University campus after Campus Public Safety officers located him attempting to steal a bicycle using bolt cutters.

n Four citations for minor in possession of alcohol were issued.


Jan. 20 to 26

n Officers responded to a report of an assault between two neighbors. The reporting party said he had just been punched in the face by his neighbor. He neglected to tell officers he punched his neighbor first.

n A citizen reported two dogs running at large. An officer located the dogs and delivered them to the Bonnie Hays Small Animal Shelter.

n A business on N. 10th Avenue reported a man about 19 years old stole a package of condoms and drove away in a red Chevrolet Cobalt.

n A business in the 1400 block of N. Adair Street reported a male acting strange, yelling and then sleeping in a booth inside the business. The male was asked to leave and complied. Officers had to respond again to a neighboring business to find the man sleeping at a self-service computer terminal. He was again asked to leave and again he complied.

n Officers responded to the scene of an accident. A vehicle crashed into a parked trailer in the 200 block of N. Tenth Avenue. The driver said he swerved to avoid a head-on collision with another vehicle that was in his lane and crashed into the parked trailer. Damage was minor and no injuries were reported.

n An officer on patrol located a vehicle that was reported stolen in Cornelius.

n A resident reported finding a backpack and case of CDs in their backyard.

n An officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation following a domestic disturbance and determined the driver was impaired. The driver was arrested for DUII.

n Officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 1000 block of N. Clark Street. Upon completion of the investigation, a male involved in the incident was arrested for possession of heroin.

n Officers responded to a domestic disturbance near the 100 block of N. Fifth Avenue involving two males. One male had a broken nose and possible concussion. The case is still pending investigation.

n Officer responded to report of a deceased woman. Officers determined she died of natural causes. A male at the scene was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Washington County.

n An officer took a criminal mischief and theft report related to two vehicles that were broken into in a parking lot in the area of the 1200 block of N. Davis Street. The woman who owns both cars reported both radios and cash were taken.

n A citizen reported that a package was stolen from her porch earlier in the month.

n A citizen reported a theft of firewood taken from a residence that was posted for sale. It was later determined the people taking the wood had permission to do so.

n A man was arrested on an outstanding felony warrant and lodged at the Washington County Jail following a complaint.

n Officers responded to a hit-and-run near the 100 block of N. Fourth Avenue, where a white Honda with a trailer hitch backed into the caller’s parked vehicle, causing damage, and fled the scene without exchanging information.

n An officer took a report about a person possibly receiving threats on Facebook from a family member of a suspect involved in an open criminal investigation. The report was forwarded to the agency conducting the investigation.

n Officers responded to a Cornelius address to locate a runaway out of Clackamas County. Officers made contact at the residence and determined the child was not a runaway. She was in the custody of her biological mother.

n A resident reported a suspicious person was looking in windows and walking around vehicles in the driveway of a residence. Officers made contact with the complainant and found everything appeared to be OK. The officer was unable to locate the suspicious male.

n An officer took a runaway report on a girl who left her residence without permission after she and her mother got into an argument about the girl skipping class. The girl later returned on her own.

n An unknown person broke a 4x4 post that was holding a stop sign, street signs and directional signs at N. 14th Avenue and N. Adair Street.

n Two suspects stole more than $400 worth of merchandise from a store in the 600 block of Baseline Street. The suspects were caught on camera and the investigation is ongoing.

n An officer took a report of possible fraud. A woman’s sister-in-law used her name to open an account with Dish Network and piled up more $600 worth of unpaid fees that were turned over to collections. The woman later spoke with her brother and the case was dealt with between parties civilly.

n An officer responded to a store in the 200 block of N. Adair Street. A shoplifter in custody stole $50 worth of merchandise. The suspect was arrested and cited for counts of theft for this incident and another one at the same store.

n Officers responded to the 500 block of N. 10th Avenue on a report of a physical fight involving a male and female. Upon completion of the investigation, the female was arrested for harassment. It was also determined both parties were under the influence and had been drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana all day. The female was cited and later transported by Metro West Ambulance to Tuality Community Hospital for a medical problem.

n An apartment complex manager reported three tenants had been causing problems in the complex and agreed to move out. The three tenants moved out and were told not to return, and the manager advised all three ex-tenants they were trespassed from the property. The manager just wanted to notify law enforcement of the situation.

n A pedestrian reported concerns for a dog tethered in a backyard. The dog was unable to access its food or water. An officer determined no one was home but did assist the dog by moving its food, water and shelter to a location where the dog could access it. The officer will contact the dog owner at a later time.

n An officer on patrol located an unoccupied vehicle that was reported stolen from a Portland address.

n An officer responded to a report of a dog attacking another dog. A female was walking her Chihuahua on a leash when a Boxer-mix attacked the dog as it walked by a yard where the Boxer and some children were playing. The Chihuahua later died.

n An employee of a business in the 2200 block of Baseline reported seeing a large white utility type truck taking water from a fire hydrant behind the business. The vehicle left before officers arrived.

n A resident reported a possible prowler around her fence. She thought she heard someone walking next to it. Officers checked and did not locate anyone in the area.

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