Forest Grove Police Log: Jan. 26-Feb. 1
During the week, Forest Grove police officers were engaged in more than 424 activities, both reported and self-initiated.
Friday, Jan. 26
• With assistance from Hillsboro police, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, and Washington County Health and Human Services, Forest Grove police officers completed an undercover decoy operation at numerous Forest Grove establishments. Only one out of the twelve establishments officers investigated sold alcohol to the minor decoy.
• A woman requested a welfare check on her grandmother, who reportedly wasn't answering her phone. Officers contacted the grandmother, who explained that she was fine — she just wanted her granddaughter to stop calling her.
Saturday, Jan. 27
• A patrol officer spotted a suspicious vehicle with expired tags driving along 19th Avenue. When the officer attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver exited the vehicle and fled on foot. Unable to outrun the officer, the driver was shortly arrested for multiple offenses.
• Officers contacted a very intoxicated couple as they were reportedly shoving one another outside their apartment complex. Officers found no evidence of a fight and advised all parties to go their separate ways for the night.
• Officers responded to a physical altercation between two women that allegedly erupted while one woman was contacting police to report a theft. On arrival, the altercation had simmered down, but the alleged instigator was arrested on an outstanding warrant.
Sunday, Jan. 28
• Police received multiple calls during the week about gunshots heard on the outskirts of town, likely hunters wrapping up duck season.
• Officers contacted a suspicious person walking around inside a store wearing all black and carrying a baseball bat. While the activity was unusual, officers found no evidence it was criminal.
• A woman called police to report that her neighbor was harassing her by calling the police to report noise complaints.
Monday, Jan. 29
• An employee at a secondhand shop reported a man had stolen a cart full of merchandise. Officers located the cart behind a nearby bar, but they found no suspect.
• A rehabilitation center called police when a man made suicidal remarks. The man advised police that he was experiencing auditory hallucinations and suicidal ideation; officers took the man to the hospital on a peace officer's hold.
• Night shift officers attempted to contact a man who failed to show up to an appointment with his parole officer. While the man was not at the location, officers found the suspect from the secondhand shop theft earlier in the day, as well as a woman with an outstanding warrant hiding in the bathroom in possession of methamphetamine. Both were arrested.
Tuesday, Jan. 30
• A shopping center reported that several juveniles took an electric cart on a joyride across the road to another shop. Officers contacted the individuals, who had already returned the cart, and provided them with a proper talking-to.
• A local hotel reported several rowdy juveniles in their soaking pool. One of the individuals was a participant in the earlier cart call. The youth was advised to curb his behavior or further law enforcement action would be taken. All went on their way.
• A woman reported someone banging on her door in the middle of the night. Officers located the woman's son, who was attempting to retrieve his coat from the premises. The man was arrested shortly thereafter, however, for failing to report to his parole officer the day prior.
Wednesday, Jan. 31
• A caller reported that a coffee shop employee had offered to sell her something that "would really keep her awake," possibly drugs. Officers explained that the coffee shop legally sells a product that, by definition, delivers similar effects.
• Officers assisted an individual whose wheelchair had gone off the curb and gotten stuck.
• Police responded to a location where a man alleged he had overdosed on multiple legal and illegal substances. Officers transported him to the hospital.
Thursday, Feb. 1
• A night shift officer spotted and followed a suspicious vehicle in a residential area, attempting to stop the vehicle when it performed several traffic violations. As the vehicle was rolling to a stop, multiple doors opened and individuals were seen running from the vehicle. Police set up a containment area and utilized K-9s. Three occupants were located and arrested on multiple offenses, including outstanding warrants and possession of methamphetamine.
• A caller reported his intoxicated roommate was argumentative and wouldn't let the caller sleep. The roommate, it turned out, had an outstanding warrant. Due to multiple arrests within the city, Washington County deputies assisted officers and took the roommate into custody.
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