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Police log - June 23, 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.

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.


THEFTS

6/10, 3:21 p.m.; A computer was stolen in a residential burglary on Fifth Avenue, where a back door was left unlocked that morning and early afternoon.

6/10, 3:41 p.m.; A caller reported that a residential burglary was in progress on Sixth Street, where youths entered a vacant house through a back door.

6/12, 8:15 p.m.; A woman reported the theft of a Buddha statue from her garden, a sign someone is in for some bad karma.

6/13, 10:48 p.m.; A purse was taken from a silver 2001 Dodge Stratus, but it was unclear how the thief entered the vehicle.

6/13, 10:55 p.m.; Two teenagers were seen taking landscaping lights in the Damon Drive and Parker Road area.

6/16, 1:37 p.m.; China valued at $100 was taken from a residence on Wild Rose Drive.

FRAUD

6/10, 1:02 p.m.; A business owner reported fraudulent charges of $2,000 on his credit account.

6/13 12:53 p.m.; Fraudulent charges were made to a woman's checking account in Las Vegas.

6/14, 12:33 p.m.; Employees at Wells Fargo bank reported a person was attempting to cash a stolen check received as payment for a car sale in Lake Oswego.

6/16, 2:47 p.m.; Unauthorized credit card charges were discovered after a wallet was stolen.

TRAFFIC ACCIDENT

6/15 3:36 p.m.; A non-injury accident involving three vehicles occurred southbound on Interstate 205 at the bridge.

LIFE IN WEST LINN

6/10, 1:38 p.m.; An impatient and reckless driver in a white Ford Fusion was speeding faster than 100 mph down the left shoulder of southbound Interstate 205.

6/10, 2:36 p.m.; A large amount of mail belonging to a household on Kapteyns Street was found. It was determined the mail had been left on the family car; when the son drove off, the mail was scattered throughout the neighborhood.

6/10, 2:43 p.m.; Boaters were screaming and yelling at each other at the Cedaroak Boat Ramp.

6/10, 4:23 p.m.; Complaints were received about a neighbor cutting off most of the limbs on an 80-foot-tall tree while the homeowners were away.

6/10, 4:32 p.m.; Juveniles have been harassing an elderly neighbor on Beam Street by knocking on her doors and windows at night.

6/10, 5:00 p.m.; An older black Suburban driven by juveniles was speeding in the Sunset area.

6/10, 5:41 p.m.; A gray Audi A6 with a juvenile riding in the trunk was speeding in the area of Cambridge and Sussex streets.

6/10, 8:21 p.m.; Advice was given to a family about a daughter's unpleasant boyfriend, who was threatening to burn down its house and to kill the family and its dog.

6/10, 9:13 p.m.; Police helped a man figure out that he should find new roommates and evict the current ones, who aren't paying rent.

6/10, 9:49 p.m.; A white Acura was seen racing up and down Beacon Hill Drive and Lorinda Lane.

6/13, 3:28 p.m.; Suspicious-looking carpet-cleaning solicitors were hocking their wares without a permit.

6/14, 9:35 a.m.; Inappropriate images were painted on the front gate at the skate park.

6/14, 11:02 a.m.; The driver of a red Honda CR-V flipped off and cut off another driver as she exited the freeway.

6/14, 6:32 p.m.; The missing Buddha garden statue miraculously reappeared.

6/15, 10:07 p.m.; Lipstick drawings were found on a garage door and a poster with dog feces was left by the front door of a house on Nelco Circle.

6/16, 4:32 p.m.; Youths weren't wearing helmets as they rode around on scooters and bicycles on Bittner and Long streets.

6/16, 5:36 p.m.; Four juveniles were shooting a BB gun in the green space around Swiftshore Circle and cutting down branches with a machete.

6/16, 9:10 p.m.; Three or four juveniles were shooting airsoft guns at passing cars.

6/17, 4:11 a.m.; Juveniles were found in the park at 19900 Willamette Drive after hours.

ANIMAL ANTICS

6/10, 7:16 a.m.; A raccoon was found in a basement on Summit Street.

6/10, 10:36 a.m.; A citizen was upset there was nothing they could do to stop neighbors from spraying unfortunate raccoons with a water hose to keep the creatures off their deck.

6/13, 2:56 p.m.; Dogs on Short Street aggressively attacked a neighbor.

6/13, 3:49 p.m.; Those Short Street dogs were lodged at Clackamas County Animal Shelter after they entered one neighbor's house and then ran into the yard of another neighbor.

6/16, 10:53 p.m.; A dog walker and his dog were chased home by a yellow cat on River Street. The mean kitty turned out to be a friendly but playful cat.