Forest Grove Police Log: Feb. 2-8
During the week, Forest Grove police officers were engaged in more than 432 activities, both reported and self-initiated.
Friday, Feb. 2
• A caller reported seeing a "nervous lady" knock out a car window, attempting to gain entry. The suspect was gone on police arrival; however, officers noted the damage was preexisting.
• Officers responded to a busy intersection where a woman was seen running into traffic. Police took the woman into custody on a peace officer hold and transported her to the hospital for evaluation.
• Swing shift officers broke up a fight between two men outside a local hotel. The instigator was arrested.
Saturday, Feb. 3
• Forest Grove police joined firefighters at a vacant house at a location where smoke was seen coming from a vacant house. A warming fire was located and extinguished in an outbuilding and three suspicious individuals were seen attempting to leave the residence on police arrival. Officers are investigating.
• Night shift officers assisted a man who was bleeding profusely from multiple cuts on his head. While the original report was that the man fell, another individual at the scene admitted to punching and kicking the man for allegedly hitting on the assailant's ex-girlfriend. The assailant was arrested and the victim transported to the hospital.
• A restaurant employee reported a man yelling at and threatening customers. Officers located the man at a nearby church where he proceeded to instruct the officers on the importance of tithing. The man was trespassed from the restaurant and told to move along.
Sunday, Feb. 4
• A woman was cited for careless driving after attempting to keep hot coffee from spilling and crashing into a parked vehicle across the street.
• A neighbor reported a loud, possibly physical altercation between a man and a woman in a neighboring residence. Officers located a husband and wife who were enthusiastically watching the Super Bowl.
• Night shift officers stopped an individual with two bicycles, one of which appeared recently spray painted, walking along Pacific Avenue. Although suspicious, officers determined there was no evidence of a crime.
Monday, Feb. 5
• A caller reported that their ex-boyfriend was continuing to call and text after their breakup. Officers advised that it was a civil matter.
• Officers responded to a verbal altercation between a man and a woman on Main Street in the middle of the night. The couple was arguing about cigarette money; however, one party was also in possession of methamphetamines and was subsequently arrested.
• A caller reported that a neighbor was pouring bleach into the caller's gas tank. Officers are investigating.
Tuesday, Feb. 6
• A caller reported a group of men walking around and checking houses in a residential area in the middle of the night. Officers located one man, noticeably impaired, half-asleep on the side of the road and in possession of a substantial amount of methamphetamine. He was taken to jail.
• A caller reported waking up in the middle of the night and hearing an unknown male talking on the phone describing the contents of the house. Officers found no else in the house, no signs of forced entry, no items taken and nothing disturbed. Police are continuing to investigate.
• Police checked on a location where the front door was wide open and two dogs were running loose near the house. On entry, officers found the owner sick in bed. Police brought the dogs inside and secured the front door.
Wednesday, Feb. 7
• Officers responded to a scene where two males were engaged in an altercation, possibly carrying firearms. On questioning, one of the men offered a false name, but officers were able to identify him as an individual with an outstanding felony warrant. He was arrested.
• A caller reported a suspicious man knocking on their door in the middle of the night, followed by the sound of an activated car alarm. Officers located an intoxicated man matching the subject's description nearby. Although the man gave a false name, officers were able to identify the man, who had an outstanding warrant. He was arrested.
• A local shop reported the theft of several bunches of roses and offered descriptions of the suspects. Officers located two youths carrying an inordinate amount of flowers nearby. They were referred to the juvenile department.
Thursday, Feb. 8
• While on patrol, a night shift officer witnessed a vehicle make an illegal U-turn and attempt to evade the officer by speeding down Pacific Avenue. Officers located the vehicle nearby with fresh damage to the car, but were unable to immediately locate the driver. As officers were conducting an area check, the vehicle was removed from the location, presumably by the driver. It was located soon after; the driver fled on foot but was subsequently arrested by officers.
• Officers responded to a location where two allegedly intoxicated men were embroiled in an argument that appeared to be escalating toward a physical altercation. Both men were advised to leave each other alone for the night.
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