Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the West Linn Police Department.
Police recently filed reports on the following incidents:
· 4/20, 3:05 a.m.; Danae R. Thomas, 38, Gresham: arrested on southbound I-205 at 10th Street for possession of a controlled substance - methamphetamine and driving while suspended. She was lodged in the Clackamas County Jail on $50,000 bail.
· 4/18, 1:07 a.m.; Jerod R. McKnight, 26, Hillsboro: arrested on northbound I-205 at Hwy. 99E on a Washington County warrant for distribution of a controlled substance - marijuana. He was lodged in the Clackamas County Jail on $20,000 bail.
· 4/21, 2:14 p.m.; Rafael Garcia, 42, address unavailable: arrested in Stayton on a West Linn Municipal Court warrant for failure to appear. He was lodged in the Marion County Jail on $7,500 bail.
· 4/22, 8:33 p.m.; Nelson Jose Morales Garfias, 31, Medford: arrested on southbound I-205 at the rest area on a Medford Police Department warrant for a probation violation for driving while intoxicated and driving while suspended. He was lodged in the Clackamas County Jail on $11,500 bail.
· 4/18, 11:23 p.m.; Valentin Ramirez-Sandoval, 32, Neotsu: arrested on northbound I-205 near Oregon City on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. He was transported to the Clackamas County Jail where he was cited and released.
TICKET BUT NO JAIL
· 4/19, 12:43 a.m.; Omar H. Moalim, 22, Beaverton, was cited and released near Greene Street and Salamo Road for possession of less than one ounce of a controlled substance - marijuana.
· 4/21, 1:04 p.m.; Janelle Grigg-Brooklyn, 22, 19363 Willamette Drive, was cited and released at a business in the 5600 block of Hood Street for theft.
THIEVES IN ACTION
· 4/16, 11:15 a.m.; Police received a report that a $3,000 video camera was missing at West Linn High School sometime between Nov. 24, 2007 and March 31, 2008.
· 4/16, 1:49 p.m.; Police received a report that a digital camera was missing at a West Linn High School sports activity, but the Lake Oswego woman later admitted that she was 'not sure where it was truly lost.'
· 4/17, 5:13 p.m.; A man who ordered $40 worth of gas at a West Linn service station on Willamette Drive later allegedly told the attendant that he would only pay for $20 of gas. Police tracked down the alleged thief and assisted in what officers called a 'civil compromise.'
· 4/19, 1:22 p.m.; A member of the garden club at Fields Bridge Park reported that a lawn mower and two gas cans had been stolen in the past 24 hours.
· 4/19, 6:13 p.m.; A man living in the 18000 block of Lower Midhill Drive reported that his 1996 SUV was stolen in the past hour.
· 4/21, 5:54 p.m.; A man living in the 1400 block of Village Park Place reported that someone was making purchases with his bank card.
· 4/22, 4:31 p.m.; A woman living in the 2000 block of Dillow Drive reported that someone is using her deceased husband's identity in California. No one was at home when police arrived.
· 4/22, 6:14 p.m.; A man living in the 3700 block of Fairhaven Drive reported that someone is trying to use his name and Social Security number to open a bank account.
· 4/22, 1:59 p.m.; A 67-year-old resident of the 1700 block of Killarney Drive complained to police that overnight his home was egged and either coffee or soda was thrown on his front door.
THEY'RE ALL ANIMALS
· 4/18, 5:05 p.m.; A woman living in the 2000 block of Parkside Court complained that a neighbor's dog has been tied up all day and howling. An officer left a door hanger and gave information for follow-up to an appropriate officer.
· 4/22, 6:52 p.m.; A woman with a cell phone called police to notify them that two ducks were getting close to traffic in the 5600 block of Hood Street.
LIFE IN WEST LINN
· 4/16, 3:07 p.m.; Police were asked to make a welfare check on a family living in the 1700 block of Blankenship Road. An employee of a local primary school reported to police that the mother had come to school to pick up her son, and she was emotionally distraught. The mother allegedly told the school employee that she didn't have money for gas or food. Police gave the woman some options on how to survive until the next paycheck.
· 4/16, 3:37 p.m.; A man driving on northbound I-205 near 10th Street called police with his cell phone to report another driver who had been 'slamming on his brakes and then waved a knife out the window.' Police were out of position to be able to respond, so the information was given to Oregon State Police.
· 4/17, 4:23 a.m.; A frightened woman called police because she thought she heard someone outside near her window, and she didn't want to look outside. Officers checked outside and inside the home in the 6400 block of Lowry Drive and were unable to locate anyone except the woman who called.
· 4/18, 12:14 a.m.; A man trying to sleep called police to complain about 'pounding at the house on the corner.' Officers found a man working in his garage. He agreed to stop working that night.
· 4/18, 10:42 p.m.; A woman living in the 1100 block of Swiftshore Circle called on her cell phone to report that the man in her home was being abusive. Before police arrived, the man had kicked a hole in a wall and had left the home.
· 4/19, 1:06 a.m.; A woman living in the 2600 block of Oregon City Blvd. reported having trouble sleeping because a moving van nearby has had its motor running for the past three hours. Police contacted a 46-year-old woman, who turned the engine off.
· 4/19, 6:32 p.m.; An employee of a business in the 2100 block of Eighth Court reported that he refused to sell alcoholic beverage to a 60-something man who appeared to be intoxicated. The man apparently was able to buy a six-pack at another business in the area, and he was last seen walking into an apartment in the 1700 block of Blankenship Road carrying the six-pack. Less than a half-hour later, a man inside that same apartment called police because his roommate was there and refusing to leave. Police reported that both people are drunk and stubborn, both refusing to leave.