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.
5/13 9:21 a.m.; A silver iPod valued at $149, a Samsung Eternity cell phone and a TI-84 calculator, valued at $80, were reported stolen at West Linn High School.
5/14 10:55 p.m.; A house on 10th Street was burglarized sometime between 4:30 p.m. and the time of the call.
5/16 2:54 p.m.; Investigation is continuing on the theft of tools that occurred sometime last week. Scaffolding - valued at $2,500 - was taken.
5/18 8:42 a.m.; An office manager at a local business reported an ongoing theft issue, during which approximately $1,000 has been taken from a cabinet over the past six weeks. A video shows someone from the cleaning crew taking a small amount of money. Officers offered advice and will follow up.
5/18 4:51 p.m.; A burglary occurred on Saddle Court between 6:45 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. A hide-a-key is missing, along with a laptop, DVDs and a Sony PlayStation.
5/19 3:50 p.m.; Officers stopped a vehicle displaying a license plate that had been stolen out of Oregon City. The plate was seized.
5/18 9:36 a.m.; A six-car, non-injury accident occurred southbound on I-205 and Highway 43. All vehicles had to be towed.
LIFE IN WEST LINN
5/13 2:55 p.m.; A 5- to 7-year-old boy was seen riding a scooter without a helmet in the vicinity of Skyline Drive and West A Street.
5/13 3:40 p.m.; A man and a small child were not wearing helmets while riding a scooter in the Rosemont Road/Summit Street area. Officers warned the man about wearing helmets.
5/13 8:48 p.m.; Three juveniles were on the roof of the New Hope Church. After a warning, they promised to stay off.
5/14 10:22 a.m.; A rusty .22-caliber shotgun was found in Palomino Park.
5/14 11:48 a.m.; A mother reported that 50- to 60-year-old white male was seen in Sunset Park walking toward her child. He left when he noticed he was being watched.
5/14 5:36 p.m.; A driver flagged down an officer to report he had lost his Vermont driver's license, credit and debit cards somewhere between Vermont and Oregon.
5/14 11:22 p.m.; About 20 kids were doorbell ditching in the Cascade Summit area.
5/16 12:43 p.m.; Officers investigated an anonymous tip of hip-high weeds and concerns about rats in the grass at a home on Hidden Springs Road. They left a card advising of the complaint and giving the homeowner 10 days to bring the yard into compliance.
5/16 5:00 p.m.; A woman reported her ex-boyfriend was taking her things and leaving them by the Dumpster. Officers responded and advised both parties.
5/16 5:04 p.m.; A student notified police he would be filming at Mary S. Young Park with fake guns. Those involved would be wearing vests and have a sign.
5/17 10:03 a.m.; A caller reported a large amount of lumber had just been delivered in a neighbors' driveway, which he thought was odd, as they weren't home.
5/17 12:06 p.m.; A man called police wanting to learn what types of weapons people can carry without a permit.
5/18 10:11 p.m.; A woman reported that her boyfriend had left following a verbal dispute. He had be drinking, and his license has been suspended.
5/18 1:53 p.m.; A woman called to report that a man was outside her house who had been trying to contact her for about a week; she said she was not sure why. He kept knocking on the door. Police trespassed him from her residence.
5/18 2:23 p.m.; A caller reported a tree on city property was covered with bees. Public works was notified.
5/19 8:10 a.m.; A man called to report his wife had just assaulted him.
5/13 8:20 p.m.; A dog was barking for an hour and a half in the Bellevue Way/Surrey Lane area. Police were unable to locate the dog.
5/18 9:42 p.m.; A barking dog is an ongoing issue on Bristol Court.
5/19 3:07 p.m.; A caller, hearing a dog howling as if in distress, discovered a pitbull with blood on its muzzle and was concerned about abuse. Officer discovered the dog has a skin condition and all is OK. The owner was advised to get a current dog license.
5/19 4:13 p.m.; A caller reported a dog had been barking since 2:15 p.m. Officers left a calling card.