Forest Grove

Jan. 19

n Officers assisted a man who reportedly stopped taking his medication and might be having trouble. The man told officers he switched from his prescription to medical marijuana, and other than wanting his mother out of his life he was fine.

n Police checked on a woman after her daughter reported she was “tearing the house apart” and “acting strange.” Officers reported the mother seemed fine except for being very upset with her daughter.

n A man reported he was robbed by multiple individuals on the railroad tracks off of Mountain View Lane. The man was later arrested for initiating a false report after details in the investigation did not add up and he confessed.

Jan. 20

n Officers were called to talk with a girl who returned home after running away and was out of control, slamming doors and kicking and breaking things. Peace was restored.

n A house sitter on Oak Street called police after finding a man sleeping in a wood shed. 

n  A citizen reported her iPhone missing after giving a ride to another female. The reporting person later got her phone back and decided she did not want to file charges.

Jan. 21

n A man lost the number for his parents and requested we deliver a message to them, which we did.

n A man called to complain about other tenants that smoke pot and let their dogs do their business on his property.

n Officers assisted the district attorney’s office in contacting witnesses who failed to show up for a grand jury appointment. They were strongly advised to comply with their subpoenas.

Jan. 22

n Officers were called to check a man wearing a cowboy hat and carrying a handgun in the area of Pacific University. They did not locate him after an extensive area check.

n A woman reported her sister was trying to kill her. She broke her glasses and assaulted her. Police found the sister and arrested her.

n A 3-foot gargoyle statute was stolen from a yard on Main Street.

n While at a Cornelius residence looking into a report of a dead body, officers determined one of the present individuals had a warrant for their arrest. Forest Grove officers took the individual into custody so Cornelius officers could finish the death investigation.

Jan. 23

n Officers responded to a domestic disturbance between a man and his mother.

n A woman on Main Street called to complain that her electronics were not working and that someone was trying to harass her. Officers are familiar with the woman who has a history of mental health issues.

n Police responded to a fight between a man and his father regarding the man missing work.

n A man called to report that he knew how another man was killed 20 years ago but would only talk to the military or FBI. He was advised to go ahead and contact them.

n A man called 911 to report a dead possum. The man was advised not to call 911 for such a matter in the future. The animal was disposed of.

Jan. 24

n A resident at an area assisted living center was arrested after sexually touching another resident who was not able to mentally consent or physically resist.

n Officers were called to investigate a burglary on 22nd Avenue where cash, pornographic movies and sex toys were taken. The investigation is continuing.

n A boy reported his father hit him with a bamboo stick. It turns out the boy and his brothers were attempting to stage an intervention with the father and refused to leave the room when he asked them to. There were no injuries and the boys were advised to give their father some space.

n A man showed up at the station and called from the outdoor phone stating he was going to kill himself. He was taken into custody on a police hold and transported to the station. 

Jan. 25

n A woman reported she was sexually assaulted at a Max station in Hillsboro the previous week. She reported the suspect was now using a Bluetooth device to send waves through her computer making it feel like sex. Police are not familiar with such a device. Information was passed on to the Transit Police.

n Police responded to a home burglar alarm on 32nd Place with rear door entry. They found the house secure with two very large dogs inside and determined it was not likely a burglar was inside.

n Officers responded to a report of an intoxicated man “siccing his dog” on people. Officers contacted the subject who was actually a juvenile and noticed a bulge in his pocket. Officers determined the bulge was a loaded handgun. The teenager was arrested and lodged at a juvenile detention center.


Jan. 13-19

n A resident reported seeing a man standing at her door holding a pair of tree trimmers. She yelled, asked him what he wanted and told him to leave. An officer searched the area but was unable to locate him.

n A patron left her purse at a business in the 1000 block of Baseline, and it was gone by the time she returned.

n A resident reported a suspicious man going door to door selling “no soliciting” signs for $5 each. Officers were unable to locate him.

n Officers responded to a disturbance between a man and woman near the 2200 block of Baseline Street. Officers determined no crime was committed and the two went their separate ways.

n An officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation and discovered a small amount of marijuana and a passenger under 21 years old who was in possession of an open container of alcohol.

n A woman was seen leaving a business in the 200 block of N. Adair Street with merchandise she failed to pay for. The female met with a man at a vehicle in the parking lot. An officer located the man who admitted he helped the woman unload items, but claimed he didn’t know who she was and did not know she had stolen anything. Officers could not locate the woman or the property.

n An officer assisted Washington County Sheriff’s Office on a rollover vehicle crash. The vehicle was totaled but there were no injuries reported.

n A truck making a left turn from N. 10th Avenue onto Baseline Street struck a man who was in the crosswalk. The male reportedly received minor injuries and was transported to Tuality Community Hospital for treatment.

n An officer assisted a woman with questions regarding a service dog she left with her ex-boyfriend for more than two months and now wants back. The officer determined the situation to be a civil matter.

n A resident reported possible drug activity at an undisclosed location in the city. An officer is following up on the information.

n An officer assisted a person with landlord and tenant information.

n Free Orchards Elementary School requested a welfare check on a child who didn’t show up for a scheduled after-school program. The school called the child’s home, but no one answered. An officer found the child was fine at home.

n A motorist, who had just left a business in the 200 block of S. 26th Avenue, made a left turn onto Baseline Street traveling east in the westbound lane. When the motorist realized he was going the wrong way, he tried to drive over the center concrete divider. His car became high-centered and was eventually removed.

n A man reported a possible restraining order violation by his ex-girlfriend. He reported that she was texting him outside the scope of what’s allowed in their parenting plan and the restraining order.

n A business in the 1500 block of Adair Street reported an advertising sign stolen.

n There was a loud music complaint in the 700 block of N. Adair Street. The resident turned it down upon request.

n A motorist reported the occupant in a car in front of him threw a water bottle at his car after the complainant flashed his high beams.

n An elderly man was found wandering around and was brought in to the Cornelius Police Department. The 80-year-old just arrived from Mexico a week ago and is staying with relatives but did not know their address. An officer was able to locate a phone number and address for his son, then drove him home.

n A man was lodged at the Washington County Jail for burglary and theft after he broke into his grandmother’s house and took four bottles of wine. He consumed one bottle at the residence and took three with him. When officers later located the male, he admitted to the burglary and theft.

n A girl was reported to be a runaway. She later showed up at former foster care home with superficial cuts on her arms. She was transported by ambulance to Tuality Community Hospital.

n An officer responded to a report of a domestic disturbance. A woman slapped a man and kicked and damaged his car. The man left the residence with kids.

n A man found two ladders in his back yard and believes they may have been stolen from somewhere nearby.

n A man reported someone sideswiped his car sometime during the night while it was parked along the shoulder.

n An officer took a report of shoplifting at a business in the 200 block of N. Adair Street. Coincidentally, as the officer was leaving the lot, he stopped a car for a traffic violation. The theft suspect happened to be a passenger in the car and took off running. The officer chased and captured him. After a short struggle, the suspect was taken into custody. Officers discovered the man was in possession of several baggies of suspected heroin. He was lodged in the Washington County Jail on charges of possession, manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance, resisting arrest, interfering with a peace officer, theft and a felony warrant for parole violation.

n A Comcast employee found a wallet in Forest Grove and turned it in to an officer.

n Two cars were broken into and items were stolen from them in the 100 block of N. 20th Avenue. A police canine team responded but officers were not able to locate anyone.

n A woman reported her grandson was having a mental breakdown and wanted officers to take him to the hospital for an evaluation. Upon investigation, the officer determined the grandson just arrived home from the hospital about an hour earlier. The grandson did not want to return to the hospital and the officer did not have probable cause to take him into custody. The grandson stated he just wanted to go to bed and was allowed to do so. Officers were called back to the house a few hours later regarding a disturbance call. The grandson and his mother were arguing about his mental condition. The grandson decided to leave and return to his own home in Portland.

n An unknown person threw a piece of wood at a complainant’s house, just missing a window. The complainant believes it is a hate crime because he is white and living in a Hispanic neighborhood.

n Officers responded to a disturbance in the 200 block of N. 10th Avenue. Some males were drinking and playing cards then began to argue. Officers determined no crime had occurred.

n A black dog was running loose. An officer found the dog and tried unsuccessfully to locate the owner. The dog was taken to the Bonnie Hays Small Animal Shelter.

n Officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance between a male and female. They determined they were arguing loudly but no crime occurred. The man decided to leave for the night and stay elsewhere.

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