The Police Log

The Forest Grove Police Log is a sampling of some of the calls the FGPD receives during the week, including a few of the more unusual and sometimes dangerous reports our officers respond to. Its purpose is to create transparency in our police work, and to share with the community the human perspective we lend to the incidents that we deal with every day.

While only a handful of calls are listed each week, the Forest Grove Police Department receives an average of 70-90 calls for service per day, in addition to self-initiated activity. 

During this time frame, Forest Grove police officers were engaged in 522 incidents, both reported and self-initiated, averaging 75 calls per day.

  • A caller reported a man acting lewdly toward them near a local hotel. Officers contacted the individual who admitted to mooning the caller and her associates to deter them from staring while he enjoyed a cigarette, but otherwise made no indecent or sexual gestures. 

  • A night shift officer stopped a vehicle cruising down Pacific Avenue in the middle of the night without headlights. On contact, the driver showed noticeable signs of impairment and admitted he had more than a little to drink. He was arrested for DUII and later found to have more than twice the legal BAC. In total, officers made five DUII arrests during the week.

  • Police were dispatched to a report of an assault with a weapon by two individuals bearing assault rifles. The suspects were gone prior to police arrival, however officers were able to track one of the suspects to their residence in Forest Grove. The county Tactical Negotiation Unit was called and successfully convinced the suspect to surrender; he was taken into custody without incident. Police continue to investigate. 

  • Police are investigating after multiple bags of various narcotics, including methamphetamine and fentanyl, were discovered stuffed under a mattress at a local hotel.

  • A caller reported hearing multiple gunshots late at night in a mobile home court, after which a black truck could be seen speeding away. Officers located the vehicle nearby and determined the sound stemmed from a problem with the truck’s engine. No crime.

  • A caller reported they were lured to a local park in the middle of the night by a woman he met online, then subsequently assaulted with a TASER multiple times. The woman was ultimately located by Washington County Deputies near highway 26; she was arrested and lodged at the jail.


  • Police are investigating after thousands of dollars’ worth of musical equipment, fishing gear, and tools were stolen from a residence overnight. 


  • A concerned citizen requested officers check on an elderly man who appeared in need of help at the TriMet transit station. Police contacted the man who advised he was fine and did not need police assistance other than getting rid of the concerned citizen.