Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the West Linn Police Department.

Authorities recently filed reports on the following incidents.


7/22, 9:21 a.m.; A canvas bag, manicure box and clothing were taken from an unlocked car on Remington Drive sometime between 6 p.m. the previous night and 7:30 a.m. today.

7/22, 1:06 p.m.; A gold 1992 Honda Accord was stolen from Springtree Lane sometime between July 18 and July 22.

7/22, 6:09 p.m.; Two bikes were stolen sometime overnight from a garage on Barnes Circle.

7/25, 11:37 a.m.; Both license plates were taken from a vehicle parked at the Jamestown Plaza apartments.

7/25, 12:55 p.m.; A purse, wallet, keys, driver's license and bank card were stolen from a car at Willamette Park the day before and between 3:30 and 8 p.m.

7/26, 7:43 a.m.; Two Adirondack chairs valued at $300 were taken from a front porch on Rogue Way. One was found damaged in the middle of the street. The reporter's car was also dented.

7/27, 1:44 p.m.; A youth was released to parents after stealing from Market of Choice.

7/27, 1:48 p.m.; A wallet and its contents were stolen from a Suzuki Sidekick on Old River Landing.

7/28, 8:15 p.m.; A light blue Subaru Legacy was stolen from Fall Oaks Court sometime between July 21 and July 28.


7/27, 4:21 p.m., A case of identity theft and fraudulent use of a credit card was reported.

7/27, 6:20 p.m.; A woman reported that her name, as well as her mother's name, were being used fraudulently.

7/27, 6:25 p.m.; Unauthorized charges were reported on a credit card.


7/22, 9:34 a.m.; A reckless driver in a maroon sedan was all over the road and nearly hit two cars going southbound on I-205 at Highway 43.

7/22, 3:56 p.m.; A white pickup pulling a gray trailer was suspected of committing a hit and run to a Toyota Camry at 12th Street and Willamette Falls Drive.

7/22, 4:16 p.m.; A Mazda Protégé was rear-ended by a red Subaru Legacy at Britton Street and Willamette Falls Drive.


7/22, 10:40 a.m.; p.m.; A man felt threatented by the text messages his girlfriend's ex-husband was sending. Police shared advice and options.

7/22, 11:13 a.m.; A man wanted to talk to an officer about his former roommate, who had not given him all his items when he was evicted. Options and advice were given.

7/22, 11:21 a.m.; A man who came to pick up free decking from a Craigslist ad took the deck owner's drill driver and refused to return it.

7/22, 12:38 p.m.; A woman had been loitering in the area of Bales Thriftway since 9 a.m. All was OK.

7/22, 10:23 p.m.; A domestic disturbance which started in Salem, broke out in full force at Shari's. Officers gave the woman a ride home; she gave the officer $100 to give to the man, and he went elsewhere for the night.

7/23, 8:27 a.m.; A tree on Wild Rose Drive was run over sometime during the night.

7/23, 10:54 p.m.; A loud party with screaming kids was being held on Old River Drive and Robinview Drive.

7/23, 4:55 a.m.; Officers heard four or five gunshots in the Blankenship Road area.

7/23, 6:33 a.m.; A caller reported finding a child at the bus stop, truing to take a bus. Officers reunited the child with foster parents.

7/24, 12:54 p.m.; Neighbors on Wheeler Lane were lighting off illegal fireworks.

7/24, 11:22 p.m.; A caller reported that a group of 20 kids was heading toward Shiftshore Park. Officers made contact with the youth, and they chose to exit the park.

7/25, 6:20 p.m.; A door-to-door salesman was advised to get a business license.

7/22, 6:26 p.m.; Brady P. Cooney, 40, was cited and released for driving while suspended, a misdeamnor.

7/26, 8:25 p.m.; What was thought to be a suspicious vehicle casing the neighborhood turned out to be a student driver learning to drive a stick shift.

7/26, 7:32 p.m.; Officers were flagged down regarding a carload of boys that took traffic cones from the Ponderay Drive and Salamo Road.

7/26, 10:09 p.m.; A woman called to report a large group of kids was outside at Ponderay Drive and Wild Rose Loop and she didn't know what they were doing. Apparently nothing, as officers were unable to locate the group.

7/26, 11:12 p.m.; Traffic cones were blocking Noble Lane and Parker Road. The caller reported seeing a bunch of kids leaving the area in a black car.

7/26, 11:21 p.m.; The party missing chairs on Rogue Way reported that syrup and vinegar had been poured on their car. Officers suspected the culprits were also responsible for moving road cones and smearing cat food on cars.

7/27, 12:37 and 12:55 a.m.; Officers noted vehicles on Derby Street and Suncrest Drive had been smeared with cat food and sardines.

7/27, 6:58 a.m.; Cats are surely going hungry, as a suburan on Derby Street was also smeared with cat food sometime overnight.

7/27, 4:44 p.m.; Neighbors on Imperial Drive have agreed to have a survey firm determine the property line after one neighbor came into the other's yard, cut the hedge to the ground and moved the property line stake.

7/27, 9:01 p.m.; Three boys were reportedly smoking marijuana near the fire pit on Willamette Falls Drive.

7/27, 9:58 p.m.; Trash cans were blocking Beacon Hill Drive and fireworks being shot at stopping cars. The cans were moved, but the mischief makers were not to be found.

7/27, 11:35 p.m.; A woman was trying to detoxify and have severe alcohol withdrawal. Officers assisted with her voluntary transport to Portland Adventist.

7/28, 8:56 a.m.; Soap was poured into a fountain on Lorinda Lane sometime overnight.

7/28, 9:09 p.m.; Juveniles were congregating at Safeway, revving motors and lighting fireworks.

7/28, 9:27 p.m.; A man was worried that a roommate left evidence behind of possible pedophilia. Officers determined it to be treatment paperwork, no crime was committed.

7/29, 1:21 a.m.; A distressed sounding man called to report his girlfriend constantly smokes pot. They argued about it and she kicked him out and he had no place to go. Officers gave him a ride to his parents' house.


7/23, 12:59 p.m.; A woman called to report a dog left in the canopy of a truck. Officers warned the driver about the danger of heat to dogs and then mentioned the truck's expired tags.

7/24, 1:20 p.m.; Another hot doggie was seen in a dark blue Volkswagon Bug parked at Safeway.

7/27, 2:40 p.m.; A lonely dog had been barking since 1 a.m. Officers determined owners were not home and left a door hanger for them.

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