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Forest Grove police log

Oct. 19

n Multiple unlocked vehicles were entered and items were stolen in the northwest area of the city.

n Officers responded to a domestic disturbance between a mother and daughter. The daughter was arrested for interfering with 911 and harassment.

n Police responded to an assisted living center where a resident was out of control. The resident was trying to hit other residents, threw a chair and threatened staff members with a fork. Officers restrained the man until he could be transported to the hospital.

n An officer stopped a bicyclist for a violation. The officer discovered the bicyclist had a warrant for his arrest and was in possession of methamphetamine. He went to jail.

Oct. 20

n A man reported his girlfriend attempted to overdose on pills. Officers spoke to the girlfriend who was upset to learn that her boyfriend had been cheating on her. She put some pills in her mouth to “get his attention” but had no intention of hurting herself.

n An alert officer recognized a stolen vehicle with switched license plates and stopped the car. The vehicle was returned to its owner and the investigation is continuing.

n An officer gave a courtesy ride to a citizen who missed her ride on a GroveLink bus.

Oct. 21

n Officers chased suspects involved in a theft from a vehicle. The suspects got away despite help from a police K9, however officers recovered a BMX-style bike, a backpack and a jacket left behind.

n A golf cart was stolen from Pacific University and recovered near 23rd Avenue and Main Street.

n A subject was captured on video taking a utility trailer from Hartford Drive. The investigation is continuing.

Oct. 22

n A man called police to complain that his roommate was harassing him.

n An intoxicated female called to report that she had been assaulted. Investigation revealed that no one touched her and she simply fell from intoxication.

n While on an unrelated call, an officer heard a woman screaming for help nearby. Officers learned there was a fire in the kitchen and extinguished the fire. They assisted the woman in setting fans to vent the house.

Oct. 23

n A woman called to report ongoing burglaries that had been happening for 15 years.

n A man was contacted after threatening city hall employees because he was upset about a water bill.

n A suspicious van was reported on 21st Avenue. Officers checked the van and learned it was wanted in connection with a Gresham homicide and multiple bank robberies.

n A woman accidentally ran over her son’s foot after he refused to get into the car to go to a parent-teacher conference.

n A woman called for help after her husband began having hallucinations and acting delusional. Officers learned the husband was having a bad reaction to his first experience with medical marijuana. 

Oct. 24

n While on patrol near 18th Avenue and Maple Street, an officer noticed a vehicle pull into the hospital parking lot and recognized the occupants. The officer stopped to chat with the subjects and learned one of the occupants had a warrant for her arrest after she lied about her identity. She was arrested and transported to jail.

n Police responded to check on a female college student who was feeling sick after eating a “pot brownie.”

n Officers received a report of a man standing in the intersection of Elm Street and Pacific Avenue talking to himself.

Oct. 25

n A resident phoned police after a neighbor came over and requested the resident paint her gun pink so she could shoot herself.

n Officers assisted with multiple downed limbs and trees from the wind storm, including a call where a tree fell on a car. No one was injured. 

n Officers responded to a head-on crash between a motorhome and a Subaru Legacy at the intersection of Highway 47 and Maple Street. The driver of the Subaru was arrested after showing signs of intoxication. The driver’s blood alcohol level was .27 percent.

n Officers assisted Washington County deputies with containment. They were looking for an assault suspect near Stringtown Road. A Forest Grove officer later spotted the man running through the field of Tom McCall Upper Elementary School and apprehended him.

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