Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the West Linn Police Department.
Police recently filed reports on the following incidents:
· 12/11, 10:36 p.m.; Joseph D. Hopkins, 36, 1354 Skye Parkway, arrested at home for possession of a controlled substance - cocaine. He was lodged in the Clackamas County Jail on $15,000 bail.
· 12/6, 9:03 p.m.; Nicholas J. Menconi, 28, 5601 Alder Court: arrested at home on a Clackamas County warrant for failure to appear for failure to appear for possession of a controlled substance and driving while intoxicated. He was lodged in the Clackamas County Jail without bail.
· 12/8, 3:12 a.m.; Marcus R. Taylor, 30, address unavailable: arrested in the Portland area on a West Linn Municipal Court warrant for failure to appear for driving while suspended - misdemeanor. He was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on $7,500 bail.
· 12/8, 6:23 p.m.; Daniel W. Lawrence, 20, Oregon City: arrested near I-205 and 10th Street on a Lincoln County warrant for failure to appear for failure to appear for contempt of court. He was lodged in the Clackamas County Jail on $5,000 bail.
· 12/9, 2:58 a.m.; Leland D. Bettencourt, 24, 1675 Carriage Way: arrested at home on a Corvallis Police Department warrant for failure to appear for contempt of court. He was lodged in the Clackamas County Jail on $5,000 bail.
· 12/9, 9:56 p.m.; Boyd M. Selanoff, 33, 4355 Riverview, No. 9: arrested at home on a Beaverton Police Department warrant for driving while suspended - misdemeanor. He was lodged in the Clackamas County Jail on $5,000 bail.
TICKET BUT NO JAIL
· 12/11, 1:46 a.m.; Mark A. McConnell, 20, 2947 Ascot Circle, was cited and released near Falcon and Remington drives for minor in possession of alcohol by consumption.
· 12/11, 1:46 a.m.; Kelley M. Parker, 20, Portland, was cited and released near Falcon and Remington drives for minor in possession of alcohol by consumption.
· 12/11, 1:46 a.m.; Kellen B. Huddleston, 20, Corvallis, was cited and released near Falcon and Remington drives for minor in possession of alcohol by consumption.
· 12/11, 1:46 a.m.; Emma J. Reynders, 19, 25135 Swiftshore Drive, was cited and released near Falcon and Remington drives for minor in possession of alcohol by consumption.
· 12/11, 1:46 a.m.; Elizabeth K. Andre, 20, 1400 Rosemarie Drive, was cited and released near Falcon and Remington drives for minor in possession of alcohol by consumption.
· 12/11, 1:46 a.m.; Bridget B Burke, 20, Portland, was cited and released near Falcon and Remington drives for minor in possession of alcohol by consumption.
THIEVES IN ACTION
· 12/10, 11:22 a.m.; A woman living in the 4000 block of Mapleton Drive reported that she had written a check to her daughter, and someone had stolen the check from her daughter's vehicle.
· 12/10, 11:56 a.m.; Police received a report of the Dec. 5 afternoon theft of a purse from the girls' locker room at West Linn High School.
· 12/11, 7:15 a.m.; A man living in the 1200 block of Farrview Court reported the theft of a cell phone and change from his vehicle during the early-morning hours. The driver's-side window was broken in the theft.
· 12/11, 7:46 a.m.; A man living in the 2100 block of 19th Street reported that someone had entered his vehicle overnight, but he wasn't sure what might have been taken or the method of entry. He said he found the door ajar in the morning.
· 12/11, 2:19 p.m.; A woman living in the 1400 block of Short Street reported the overnight theft of a MP3 player, rental movie and identity information papers from her vehicle. The windshield was broken in the theft.
THEY'RE ALL ANIMALS
· 12/5, 7:44 a.m.; Obviously anxious for school to start, a coyote was reported walking on the sidewalk near Rosemont Ridge Middle School. But the animal had fled the scene by the time officers arrived.
· 12/5, 8:23 a.m.; This coyote was a bit more wily than others after a man reported it near Churchill Downs Drive and Conestoga Lane - again fleeing before officers arrived.
· 12/6, 9:46 a.m.; The next morning the man's neighbor, living near Churchill Downs Drive and Conestoga Lane, called police to discuss the situation with coyotes keeping people hostage in their homes.
· 12/6, 10:37 a.m.; A passerby noticed a coyote roaming at the end of Shannon Lane.
· 12/6, noon; The continuing saga of the elusive coyotes began again when a woman living near Sunburst Terrace and Suncrest Drive noticed a coyote 'walking down the street.'
· 12/6, 2:41 p.m.; Another (or perhaps the same) coyote also was reported 'walking down the street' in the 1400 block of Braemar Drive.
· 12/7, 5:20 a.m.; An anonymous caller from the 1700 block of Blankenship Road told police that there was a 'dog screaming' in a nearby apartment building. When police checked five minutes later, 'all was quiet.'
· 12/7, 7:08 p.m.; A woman reported that a deer had been hit by a car near her home, and a passerby had moved it into the bike lane. After responding to the home near Holmes Street and Willamette Drive, police moved the deer out of the bike lane and put a cone beside it so that the Oregon Department of Transportation would find it easily.
· 12/8, 1:17 p.m.; A man living near Club House Circle and Pimlico Drive reported seeing a coyote walking in the middle of Pimlico Drive.
· 12/8, 1:33 p.m.; Just 16 minutes later another coyote sighting was called in to police. Probably the same coyote, it had walked just a few blocks to be seen walking down Santa Anita Drive toward Rosemont Road.
· 12/9, 3:46 p.m.; Another coyote sighting was called in to police by a man driving near Rosemont and Salamo roads. The man said the animal was just standing at the corner watching cars pass by.
· 12/10, 12:05 p.m.; A resident of the 19000 block of Derby Street reported seeing a coyote running at-large. The caller told police dispatchers that the coyote did not appear to be injured.
LIFE IN WEST LINN
· 12/5, 6:11 p.m.; A man who was in the process of moving out of apartments in the 19000 block of Hidden Springs Road said the maintenance person is harassing him. He told police that he was afraid that someone would harm his vehicle and his cat.
· 12/5, 7:44 p.m.; A woman who lives in the 1800 block of Knapps Alley reported today that she believes someone has made a key to her car because she found the window rolled down twice. Then on Dec. 7 she called police at 10:01 p.m. and asked for extra patrols. She said someone has a key to her car and is getting into it. Then again on Dec. 9 at 8:25 p.m. she called police to ask for extra patrols because 'someone keeps unlocking my car.'
· 12/9, 2:58 a.m.; A man's first mistake was leaving an empty-handed cabbie waiting at the curb. After the man remained inside the home in the 1600 block of Carriage Way, the cabbie called police to complain that he had not been paid for the trip. After police made the man pay the cabbie, and because the man had made another mistake, he was arrested and jailed on a warrant from another city.
· 12/9, 5:32 p.m.; The man who had reported being harassed by the apartment management in the 19000 block of Hidden Springs Road Dec. 5 called back to ask for advice from police regarding his issues with the managers, who he alleged were 'corrupt liars.'
· 12/11, 8:36 a.m.; A mom walking her kids to school in the 2300 block of Oxford Street told police that they were almost hit by a SUV while crossing a street in a crosswalk. Police used the license number to locate and warn the driver.
· 12/11, 1:03 p.m.; Another bout between a school child and a vehicle, this one not a near-miss, occurred near Rosemont and Salamo roads at 9 a.m. today. Police were told by a resident of the 3200 block of Sabo Lane that a 12-year-old child had been hit by a large pickup truck that left the scene. The child was reported 'sore, but no visible injuries.'
· 12/11, 1:09 p.m.; A woman living in the 1700 block of Killarney Drive told police she was concerned for her neighbor, whom she said was being chased in her vehicle around the neighborhood by a gray and green sedan with Washington plates. Police were unable to locate the car and its offensive driver.