Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the West Linn Police Department.
Police recently filed reports on the following incidents:
· 12/27, 11:21 a.m.; Ryan J. Porter, 19, 3927 Ridgewood Way, arrested in the West Linn Municipal Court for a probation violation. He was lodged in the Clackamas County Jail on for 48 hours without bail.
· 12/28, 11:13 a.m.; Jeff H. Short, 42, Gladstone, arrested in the 22000 block of Willamette Drive for theft. He was lodged in the Clackamas County Jail on $7,500 bail.
· 12/30, 3:37 a.m.; Jose Damilo Soto-Nunez, 36, Beaverton, arrested on southbound I-205 at 10th Street for driving while suspended, identity theft and giving false information to an officer.
He was lodged in the Clackamas County Jail on $16,000 bail.
· 1/1, 7:16 p.m.; Jerry A. Haugen, 53, 1736 Killarney Drive, arrested at home for assault. He was lodged in the Clackamas County Jail on $7,500 bail.
· 12/31, 7:24 p.m.; James G. Myers, 52, 4805 Chestnut St. No. 1: arrested at home on a Clackamas County probation officer's detainer. He also was charged with negotiating a bad check. He was lodged in the Clackamas County Jail without bail.
· 12/27, 2:07 p.m.; Eric J. Lawson, 24, Boston, Mass.: arrested on southbound I-205 at Hwy. 43 on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. He was transported to the Clackamas County Jail where he was cited and released.
· 12/29, 1:05 a.m.; Sean W. Benavidez, 24, Tigard: arrested on southbound I-205 at Stafford Road on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. He was transported to the Clackamas County Jail where he was cited and released.
TICKET BUT NO JAIL
· 12/28, 3:42 p.m.; Jenny L. Hamamura, 43, 2404 Saddle Court, was cited and released near Palomino Way and Pimlico Drive for driving while suspended - violation - after reportedly running over a mailbox and a curb.
· 12/29, 2:50 a.m.; Jessica D. Norfleet-Woolman, 24, Lake Oswego, was cited and released on southbound I-205 near the Tualatin River for possession of less than one ounce of a controlled substance - marijuana.
· 12/29, 11:35 p.m.; Amanda R. Smith, 20, Gladstone, was cited and released in the 20000 block of Larkspur Lane for minor in possession of alcohol. She also was sent to the Hooper detox facility.
· 12/29, 11:35 p.m.; Erin M. Ford, 20, Gladstone, was cited and released in the 20000 block of Larkspur Lane for minor in possession of alcohol.
· 1/1, 3:47 a.m.; Arielle A. Riley, 18, Hillsboro, was cited and released on southbound I-205 near the Tualatin River for minor in possession of alcohol.
· 1/1, 3:47 a.m.; Tessa V. Foster, 18, Hillsboro, was cited and released on southbound I-205 near the Tualatin River for minor in possession of alcohol.
THIEVES IN ACTION
· 12/27, 9:19 a.m.; A woman living in the 19000 block of Old River Drive reported that her vehicle had been stolen and later recovered, and that now some checks are being cashed on her account.
· 12/28, 6:16 p.m.; An employee of a business in the 1500 block of Willamette Falls Drive reported that 30 minutes earlier a known person took $40 from her purse. An officer took a report.
· 12/29, 6:21 a.m.; An employee of a business in the 2300 block of Debok Road reported that medication had been stolen overnight.
· 12/26, 9:11 a.m.; A West Linn woman got an unwanted Christmas gift when someone attempted to break into her mailbox. The $25 lock was damaged, but the woman told police that the post office would repair the box.
· 12/26, 1:37 p.m.; A man living in the 6300 block of White Tail Drive reported that a window in his vehicle was broken. Nothing appeared to be missing, he told police, who called the case criminal mischief.
· 12/27, 6:57 a.m.; A man living in the 5200 block of Windsor Terrace reported that kids had knocked over garbage cans in the neighborhood. An officer was unable to locate any suspects, but did stand up three garbage cans.
THEY'RE ALL ANIMALS
· 12/26, 8:38 a.m.; A West Linn man called to talk to an officer about a raccoon that he had trapped. He wanted advice about how and where to release the animal. But when an officer called, no one was at home.
· 12/28, 12:20 p.m.; A woman passing by the area near Crystal Terrace and Salamo Road reported that yellow and black Labradors were running loose in the road. An officer already knew where the dogs lived, and went to the home where he found that the dogs already had arrived. A warning was issued to the dogs' owner.
· 12/31, 3:05 p.m.; Police were notified that there was a dead opossum in the road near 15th Street and Willamette Falls Drive. An officer removed the animal's body from the road.
· 1/1, 12:14 p.m.; A man driving in the area of Buck and Failing streets notified police that a squirrel was hit by a car and is still alive in the roadway. When police arrived, an officer reported that the squirrel had recovered and run away.
LIFE IN WEST LINN
· 12/26, 9:32 p.m.; A man living in the 3500 block of Chow Mein Lane asked to speak to an officer. He wouldn't tell dispatchers what it was about, just that he wanted to 'come clean' about something. Turns out that he wanted to confess to an incident that had happened in Ohio 20 years ago, but the officer said it wasn't a criminal case.
· 12/27, 6:55 p.m.; The Oregon State Police passed on information the agency had received to West Linn police that there was a reported intoxicated driver all over the road near 10th Street and I-205. Local officers contacted the driver, who showed no signs of intoxication. He was warned about his driving.
· 12/29, 11:28 a.m.; A woman driving over the old Oregon City bridge noticed a man standing in the middle of the span just looking down at the water, but officers responding nine minutes later could not find anyone on the bridge.
· 12/29, 10:01 p.m.; A woman living in the 6300 block of Pony Court reported hearing three gunshots. An officer located someone with fireworks.
· 12/30, 1:51 a.m.; A woman living in the 2300 block of Michael Drive reported that she had received a text message from her ex-boyfriend saying that he wanted to kill her new boyfriend. Police offered extra patrols for several days until the new boyfriend travels to another state.
· 12/30, 3:45 a.m.; A man called police to report another man in a parking lot in the 19000 block of Hidden Springs Road who was yelling and screaming obscenities. Police contacted a 31-year-old man, a 28-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman and warned them about disturbing the peace.
· 12/30, 6:36 a.m.; A man driving on northbound I-205 near Hwy. 43 called police to report a woman dressed in black walking on the freeway. An officer located the woman, who was going to get gas. She told the officer that she had assistance on the way.
· 12/30, 8:47 a.m.; A man living in the 1200 block of Stonehaven Court told police that his wife had locked him out of the house. An officer talked to both parties and tried to bring peace into the household.
· 12/31, 10:43 a.m.; The Oregon State Police notified West Linn police that a report had been received from a man traveling on southbound I-205 near Hwy. 43 that another driver with a shaved head had cut him off several times and then imitated a gun with his fingers. Police were unable to locate the described vehicle.
· 12/31, 4:02 p.m.; A woman came into the West Linn police building and told officers that she had been shot at while driving on the freeway. An officer inspected the window damage and told the woman that her window had been hit with a rock thrown from a tire.