Police log - March 24, 2011


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

Authorities recently filed reports on the following incidents.


3/12 9:53 a.m.; Renters vandalized a house in the 18000 block of Midhill Circle and took an antique wood stove.

3/12 6:05 p.m.; A woman on Hoodview Avenue thinks a guest stole her checkbook and previously stole her watch. It seems the guest is entering the California Department of Corrections next week.

3/13 2:58 p.m.; An iPhone was stolen on Feb. 15 from a residence on Sunbreak Lane.


3/12 12:18 p.m.; A non-injury fender-bender occurred on 1-205 at McLoughlin Boulevard.

3/14 8:09 a.m.; A hit-and-run, non-injury accident occurred at Safeway on Salamo Road.

3/15 4:46 p.m.; The driver of a purple Mercedes Benz was the victim of a hit-and-run accident on I-205 at 10th Street.

3/15 10:29 p.m.; A two-vehicle, non-injury accident occured on Mapleton Drive.


3/11 8:02 a.m.; Officers were asked to keep their eye on the Blue Heron Paper Company. There were concerns about metal thefts and other issues since the mill shut down.

3/11 8:44 a.m.; Subjects living in a motorhome behind Patricia Ferrell and French Attorney's offices were advised of fines for not cleaning up after their dog and having the dog off the leash.

3/11 9:56 a.m.; A transient with 'wild gray hair' and a grocery cart full of cans and clothes was looking bewildered at Mary S. Young Park.

3/11 3:51 p.m.; A woman reported that a former friend was enroute to her house to retrieve some property.

3/11 4:52 p.m.; An adult male was observed shoving a fifth-grader while walking on Salamo near Day Road.

3/11 10:30 p.m.; Six juveniles at Coeur D'Alene and Vista drives were carrying seven dozen eggs. When asked, they said they were going to make pancakes. Officers contacted the juveniles and told them if they there were any egged cars, they would call their parents.

3/11 11:33 p.m.; Two guys were fighting in the 22000 block of Willamette Drive.

3/12 1:37 a.m.; Drivers of a small black car were driving on the sidewalk on Kapteyns Street. Then several juveniles were heard running through the wooded area. The subjects were located and released to their parents.

3/12 2:50 p.m.; A bale of hay was blocking a lane of traffic on I-205 at Highway 43.

3/12 4:18 p.m.; A suspicious thud was heard on the floor, a dog barked and there was pounding from the apartment of an elderly woman. Officers checked and the woman was not there, and the dog was inside a kennel.

3/12 4:59 p.m.; Seven juveniles were near the skate park shooting BB guns.

3/12 6:14 p.m.; Three juveniles were on the roof of a building in the 19000 block of Willamette Drive.

3/12 8:52 p.m.; Three juveniles on bikes were hanging out in the parking lot in the 1800 block of Blankenship Road. They were riding on the sidewalk and disturbing regular parking lot traffic. They were asked to leave.

3/13 10:24 a.m.; A 50-year-old female with long blond hair was parked for more than two hours in her black Suburban on Meek Way. She had reportedly been seen in the neighborhood for several days. Officers determined she was down on her luck, but she refused assistance and drove away.

3/14 2:27 p.m.; A woman asked to speak to an officer about a note left on her Jeep a year and a half ago.

3/14 9:08 p.m.; A suspicious man was reportedly on foot in the 5400 block of West A Street. Officers checked him out, and he is the janitor at West Linn High School.

3/15 11:03 a.m.; Officers gave 30 days to a homeowner on 11th Street to get all the rubbish cleaned up around the garage.

3/16 3:53 a.m.; A tall man with a shaved head wearing a gray sweatshirt was seen staggering up Hidden Springs Road.

3/16 3:37 p.m.; The driver of a brown and tan Suburban with a trip permit obtained $2 worth of gas and failed to return with the payment.

3/17 8:20 a.m.; The assistant principal at WLHS asked officers to investigate some cold thefts.

3/17 2:48 p.m.; A woman reported a suspicious man climbing into the back window of a vacant house on West A Street where the resident had recently died.

3/17 2:54 p.m.; A male reported that his brother tried to beat him up and then left in the car on West A Street. Officers contacted both parties and they agreed to stop fighting.

3/17 3:05 p.m.; A student was in possession of marijuana at Rosemont Ridge Middle School.

3/17 5:48 p.m.; Students at RRMS reported their band instruments and backpacks were damaged when left near the school office.

3/17 7:15 p.m.; An employee at McDonald's was reportedly very upset. Officers restored peace.

3/18 12:54 a.m.; A possible dumpster fire was reported at Roses Restaurant and Bakery. Turns out it was the steamcleaners cleaning the dumpsters.


3/14 4:34 p.m.; A woman reported that she'd hit a squirrel on Epperly Way and the animal was still alive.

3/15 2:26 p.m.; A woman on Crown Court reported a red hen on her front porch. Officers attempted to find someone to foster the chicken.