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

Authorities recently filed reports on the following incidents.

Note to readers: This is an abridged version of the West Linn police log. For the full log, including arrests, please see the print edition of your local newspaper.


9/2, 5:52 a.m.; Coins went missing in the 19900 block of Sixth Avenue.

9/2, 7:55 a.m.; Twelve fishing reels valued at $1,500 were taken from an open garage at the 5600 block of River Street.

9/2, 10:17 a.m.; A bicycle valued at $1,000 was stolen from an open garage in the 5500 block of Alder Court.

9/3, 11:25 a.m.; A gun was stolen from the 19500 block of Hidden Springs Road.

9/6, 4:50 p.m.; A 1989 maroon and gray Chevrolet 1 ton pickup was reported stolen from the 5200 block of Amy Street.

9/7, 10:16 a.m.; A laptop was taken from an unlocked vehicle in the 18600 block of Upper Midhill Drive.

9/7, 1:21 p.m.; Three Bibles and a day planner were taken from an unlocked vehicle in the 18600 block of Midhill Circle.

9/7, 4:04 p.m.; A woman reportedly did not pay for $20 worth of gas at the Chevron on Eighth Court. She came back and paid.

9/8, 3:02 p.m.; A purse, wallet, credit cards, checkbook, prescription drugs, GPS and keys were taken from the 5700 block of River Street.


9/2, 4:08 p.m.; A non-injury accident was reported at Arbor Drive and Highway 43.

9/6, 10:44 a.m.; A non-injury hit-and-run was reported at the McDonald's in the 2100 block of Eighth Court.

9/6, 3:26 p.m.; A non-injury accident was reported in the 2100 block of Eighth Court. Three vehicles were towed.

9/6, 9:04 p.m.; An accident with unknown injuries was reported at 10th Street and Eighth Court.

9/7, 8:17 a.m.; A non-injury accident was reported at I-205 and Willamette Drive.

9/8, 3:23 p.m.; A non-injury hit-and-run was reported at the Safeway on Salamo Road. A motorcycle was found lying on its side, the right turn signal was broken and the bike was scratched.

9/9, 4:57 a.m.; An accident with unknown injuries was reported on northbound I-205 near 10th Street.


9/2, 11:16 a.m.; A suspicious person was trying to open a garage door in the 5500 block of River Street. The woman was described as white, in her 30s and dressed in black clothing.

9/2, 5:08 p.m.; A suspicious couple was reported in the 1500 block of 10th Street. They were going door-to-door talking about construction. Police told them to get a business license.

9/2, 12:43 p.m.; A large unattended duffle bag was found in the hallway of a building in the 1800 block of Blankenship Road. It was an employee's gym bag.

9/2, 2:39 p.m.; Kids riding bikes without helmets were reported near Imperial and Rockridge drives.

9/2, 5:09 p.m.; A caller reported a backhoe parked with its bucket in the air at Fields Bridge Park.

9/3, 9:02 p.m.; Kids were playing 'ding, dong, ditch' in the 6400 block of Palomino Way.

9/3, 12:38 p.m.; A disturbance was reported at the Chevron in the 2100 block of Eighth Court. The customer was upset with the amount of gas that was pumped into his vehicle and was slamming doors and yelling.

9/5, 3:16 a.m.; A 13-year-old was reportedly clipped by a boat trailer at the Willamette Board Ramp on 12th Street. The teen's arm was hurt and his knee was scraped up.

9/5, 3:32 p.m.; Car enthusiasts were revving their engines near Tamarisk Drive and Troy Court.

9/3, 3:58 p.m.; A suspicious vehicle was parked in front of the ATM at Bank of America in the 21700 block of Salamo Road.

9/5, 4:50 p.m.; Noisy, rude juveniles were swimming near and blocking the Willamette Boat Dock on 12th Street.

9/3, 5:11 p.m.; A house was shot with a BB gun and a window and screen were hit in the 5600 block of First Court.

9/3, 6:34 p.m.; A disturbance was reported at the boat dock in the 1100 block of 12th Street. A possibly drunk man was upset with a broken boat that was blocking the ramp.

9/3, 8:53 p.m.; A caller reported neighbors shooting fireworks in the 18300 block of Shady Hollow Way.

9/4, 2:51 a.m.; Four suspicious males were looking into vehicles in the 20400 block of Noble Lane.

9/4, 9:02 a.m.; A suspicious bandana-wearing biker was riding his motorcycle around McMenamin's for 25 minutes.

9/4, 11:49 a.m.; A 'half-naked' male was at a bus stop in the 6300 block of White Tail Drive.

9/4, 7:55 p.m.; Noisy kids were playing in a backyard sport court in the 3000 block of Kensington Court.

9/4, 9:13 p.m.; Dumpster divers were reported in the 1400 block of Lewis Street.

9/4, 9:14 p.m.; Several kids were riding on top of an SUV near Horton Road and Parkview Terrace.

9/4, 9:15 p.m.; Gunfire - later determined to be fireworks - was reported in the 1900 block of Arena Court.

9/4, 9:21 p.m.; Fireworks were reported in the 23000 block of Bland Circle.

9/5, 12:14 a.m.; A suspicious vehicle with a 'Slayer' bumper sticker was reported in the 18700 block of Willamette Drive. Inside were black leather gloves and a black hoodie.

9/5, 3:48 a.m.; A suicide threat was reported near the I-205 overpass and Sunset Avenue. The subject transported to St. Vincent Medical Center.

9/5, 10:14 a.m.; A man sleeping in a vehicle was reported near Dollar Street and Ostman Road.

9/5, 11:01 a.m.; A 2008 Scion was keyed in the 4200 block of Imperial Drive.

9/5, 2:45 p.m.; A resident of an adult care home was reported missing in the 19100 block of Suncrest Drive. The resident was later found.

9/5, 2:49 p.m.; A reckless driver in a gold Toyota Camry reportedly tried to run a bicyclist off the road near West A Street and Willamette Falls Drive.

9/5, 2:55 p.m.; A Toyota Prius was keyed sometime over the weekend in the 4200 block of Imperial Drive.

9/6, 12:35 a.m.; A caller woke up and his or her mother was not home in the 1800 block of 16th Street. It turns out mom was in the front yard.

9/6, 12:44 p.m.; A suspicious vehicle was reported in the 2600 block of Fifth Avenue. The occupant was taking a nap.

9/6, 3:52 p.m.; A shirtless teen riding a bike without a helmet was riding up the off-ramp against traffic on southbound I-205 at Highway 43.

9/6, 4:46 p.m.; Motorcyclists were riding between lanes of traffic and popping wheelies on southbound I-205 near 10th Street.

9/6, 8:28 p.m.; A possible drunk driver was reported in the 1800 block of Blankenship Road.

9/7, 4:59 a.m.; A suspicious vehicle with three occupants had driven around the 4200 block of Imperial Drive at least four times.

9/7, 10:04 a.m.; An angry customer was reported at McDonald's on Eighth Court. The man cursed at employees and threw a drink at the building.

9/7, 2:10 p.m.; A vehicle's side mirror was broken off in the 2300 block of Century Lane.

9/7, 3:51 p.m.; A man lying on the side of a building was reported in the 22800 block of Willamette Drive. It was the cleaning person stretching.

9/7, 9:02 p.m.; A white older Chevrolet SUV was speeding up and down the 4100 block of Cornwall Street.

9/8, 1:22 p.m.; Vehicles driving fast and swerving toward kids playing were reported near 19th Street and Willamette Falls Drive.

9/8, 1:26 p.m.; A driver was swerving toward a pedestrian and yelling in the 4400 block of Cornwall Street.

9/8, 3:37 p.m.; A large rock was reported in the middle of Rosemont Road near Hidden Springs Road. Police removed the rock.

9/8, 4:33 p.m.; Two motorcycles were tailgating and doing wheelies on northbound I-205 near 10th Street.

9/8, 9:36 p.m.; Loud music was reported in the 2700 block of Mark Lane. It was the Art in the Park celebration.

9/8, 11:55 p.m.; A suspicious person wearing a gray T-shirt and tan shorts was wandering in the 22900 block of West Bluff Road.

9/9, 12:00 a.m.; A female was walking into a house in the 1600 block of Willamette Falls Drive. She refused to leave initially but eventually left in a black Lexus.


9/3, 10:39 a.m.; Two dogs were playing in traffic in the 2300 block of Debok Road before the owner collected them.

9/4, 12:53 a.m.; A dog was barking for eight hours in the 4300 block of Kenthorpe Way.

9/4, 12:40 p.m.; An injured squirrel was reported at Sunset Primary School. It was dispatched via shovel.

9/4, 4:19 p.m.; An injured hawk was reported in the 2100 block of Marylhurst Drive.

9/5, 11:24 a.m.; A dog had been tied to a tree since midnight and was barking.

9/6, 9:38 a.m.; A lost kitten was reported in the 2200 block of Sunset Avenue.

9/6, 10:56 a.m.; A lost Chihuahua was reported in the 200 block of Tualatin Loop.

9/6, 8:25 p.m.; A dog had been barking for hours in the 2000 block of Oak Street.

9/7, 5:13 p.m.; Large wildlife of some kind was crashing in the underbrush and 'snorting' around in the 1700 block of Marylhurst Drive.

9/8, 4:17 p.m.; A dog was running along the shoulder of I-205 near 10th Street.

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