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.


5/25, 5:25 a.m.; An American flag was taken from a home on Saddle Court.

5/25, 2:23 p.m.; A man returned to his Aztec Court home to find his dogs locked in a bathroom and alcohol, narcotics and gold missing.

5/26, 12:52 p.m.; About $200 was stolen from a wallet in a backpack supposedly locked in a classroom at West Linn High School during the lunch break.

5/26, 3:25 p.m.; Car keys, jewelry and a wallet containing credit cards were stolen from a resident, who unfortunately left his or her home unlocked.

5/27, 2:59 p.m.; A catalytic converter was stolen from a Toyota 4Runner on Broadway Street.

5/27, 3:49 p.m.; Another catalytic converter theft attempt was reported on Hoodview Avenue.

5/27, 6:41 p.m.; A chainsaw was stolen from a Sunset Avenue home during the previous week, but the criminal case turned out to be a civil matter between a woman and her son.

5/29, 2:14 a.m.; Three riders who fled from a Linn City Cab without paying were tracked down and forced to pay their fare.

5/29, 12:37 p.m.; Police investigated after Greengate Nursery was burglarized, but nothing was missing. It appeared the hardware shop next door was the real target, and a suspect was caught on surveillance video.

5/29, 2:32 p.m.; A purse was taken from a car parked in Mary S. Young Park.

5/29, 9:20 a.m.; A toolbox with miscellaneous items was taken from a truck on Greene Street after someone pried open its door.

5/29, 11:33 a.m., A stereo was taken in another car break-in on Hall Street, after someone broke a passenger-side window.

6/1, 9:29 a.m.; A case of identity theft was reported.

6/1, 4:43 p.m. Fraudulent use of credit cards was reported.


5/27, 1:25 p.m.; Damage was done to the driver's rear bumper in a hit-and-run accident on Willamette Drive.


5/25, 8:01 a.m.; A broken window was discovered at Willamette Methodist Church.

5/25, 1:32 p.m.; A caller complained about an inconsiderate new neighbor on Suncrest Drive who keeps a big-screen TV on an outdoor patio and leaves it on for long periods of time.

5/25, 11:29 p.m.; Police assisted Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue with a garage fire on River Street.

5/26, 1:33 a.m.; A rape was reported at Mary S. Young Park, although police are now investigating the case as suspicious circumstances and do not believe parkgoers are in any danger.

5/26, 10:06 a.m.; Graffiti was found on signs at Mary S. Young Park.

5/26, 11:45 a.m.; Holes were drilled in the front tires of a motor home parked on Long Street, which made some sense, considering the vehicle's owner heard a strange hissing sound at about 11 p.m. the previous night.

5/27, 2:22 p.m.; A caller on Maple Court decided there was cause for concern after hearing a child crying and a man yelling several days ago, but police found the child was just fine.

5/27, 3:01 p.m.; Problems with bullying at West Linn High School was reported.

5/28, 9:08 a.m.; A chainsaw was brought to the police department.

5/28, 9:11 p.m.; A caller requested extra police patrols on Chelan Loop, as she had kicked two boys out of the pool and was concerned they might seek revenge.

5/28, 11:41 p.m.; A complaint was lodged against West Linn Saloon over loud music.

5/29, 1:14 p.m.; Police helped deal with a possible car fire on Interstate 205 near the bridge.

5/29, 1:31 p.m.; A woman was threatening to commit suicide by overdosing on pills.

5/29, 1:40 p.m.; There was no sign of unruly teenagers allegedly skateboarding on Market of Choice's loading ramp.

5/29, 1:52 p.m.; Peace was restored after a domestic disturbance.

5/29, 5:22 p.m.; A man was wondering about the status of his neighbor, who hadn't been seen since departing for an unknown bar the night before.

5/29, 8:58 p.m.; A juvenile described as being 5'5' and 170 pounds, last seen wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans, was missing.

5/29, 9:42 p.m. A vehicle ran into a fire hydrant at Coho Lane and Parker Road.

5/29, 8:39 a.m.; An ongoing dispute between neighbors on Valley Court escalated.

5/29, 3:41 p.m., Motor oil and food were smeared on the windows of a house on Apollo Road.

5/29, 7:39 p.m.; A whole van of suspicious solicitors was working on West A Street and Mark Lane.

5/30, 4:28 a.m.; People swimming in the nude were making too much noise on Maple Street. Police spoke with the swimmers, who agreed to take their activities inside.

6/1, 8:27 a.m.; The principal at an area grade school was concerned about a student who hadn't been in class for a week, but it turned out the child was simply at home, recuperating from an ankle injury suffered during a camping trip.

6/1, 3:10 p.m.; A caller complained of tall, overgrown grass on Remington and Falcon drives.

6/1, 3:57 p.m.; A woman returned home to find a man loading up her personal items from outside her house. Luckily he left the items behind once she asked what he was doing.

6/1, 6:34 p.m.; Children were raising a ruckus by yelling at passing cars and shooting airsoft rifles at Palomino Way and Pimlico Drive.

6/2, 10:04 a.m.; A woman accidentally locked herself out of her house and hoped police would contact her son so she could obtain a key to get back inside.

6/2, 3:34 p.m.; Extra patrols were requested in the Saddle Court area after a flag and a half-full bottle of alcohol mysteriously appeared.

6/2 5:55 p.m.; In a happy turn of events, a man reported his stolen American flag was back home in its rightful spot Saddle Court.


5/26, 6:42 p.m.; A black miniature shaved schnauzer wearing an orange collar and pink ID tags had been gone for three hours.

5/30, 12:03 a.m.; A dog on Nicole Drive barked for more than an hour until its owners came home and brought it inside.

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