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.
7/8, 6:30 a.m.; A white Honda Civic was stolen on Skyview Drive.
7/8, 8:23 p.m.; An Xbox valued at $299 was stolen about a week ago from a residence on Village Park Place.
7/10, 9:52 a.m.; A tire and rim were removed from a car parked on River Street.
7/10, 5:16 p.m.; A back tire and wheel were stolen from a Jeep Liberty on Sixth Avenue. Fortunately for the owner, the missing property was recovered earlier and was returned to its rightful vehicle.
7/11, 10:37 a.m.; Tools were taken from the shed at the Bolton Primary School garden.
7/12, 2:34 p.m.; A woman reported that her ex-boyfriend had pawned her Xbox 360, controller and games.
7/13, 5:58 p.m.; A man reported tools had been taken from a boat last Sunday or Monday, though he was unclear exactly what was missing, where the theft occurred or when.
7/8, 11:13 a.m.; A woman called for advice regarding Internet scams.
7/11, 8:19 p.m.; A non-injury accident occurred at 19th Street and Blankenship Drive.
7/12, 3:29 p.m.; A driver at Dillow and Willamette drives was forced to drive off the road when another vehicle nearly hit him, but no one was injured.
7/13, 1:13 p.m.; Police were pursuing a stolen car that also caused a non-injury traffic accident on southbound Interstate 205 at Highway 43. The stolen car hit another vehicle before speeding away.
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7/8, 3:50 p.m.; State health services workers requested assistance in taking a child into protective custody.
7/8, 4:26 p.m.; A woman reported that one of her children said he had been lost while staying with his father, who has a reputation for being dishonest with her.
7/8, 7:40 p.m.; Police gave a frustrated resident of Noble Lane some advice about dealing with undesirable neighborhood children.
7/8, 8:32 p.m.; A guitarist playing loudly in a backyard on Tack Court was asked to end their concert early, and the neighborhood was once again in peace.
7/8, 9:42 p.m.; Leftover illegal fireworks were being lit from the condos on Dollar Street.
7/8, 11:34 p.m.; A car alarm in a black Honda Element that was being repossessed was going off.
7/9, 12:32 p.m.; A man was reportedly drunk or disoriented as he walked down Hillcrest Drive. Turns out he had lost his cell phone and was looking for it.
7/10, 11:01 a.m.; A rim and wheel were found on River Street.
7/10, 5:20 p.m.; A complaint about loud music on Shetland Place was deemed unfounded after police determined the music was not all that loud after all.
7/10, 6 p.m.; The not-too-loud music on Shetland Place reportedly became louder. Police responded and had a talk with those involved.
7/10, 6:23 p.m.; Police responded again to the evening gathering on Shetland Place, where partygoers were allegedly yelling at neighbors. Officers again worked to restore peace.
7/10, 11:00 p.m.; Credit and identity cards and other personal items turned up at the bottle return area at Albertsons.
7/11, 3:28 p.m.; A rebellious roller skater was seen gliding northbound on the vehicles-only Interstate 205 bridge.
7/11, 4:44p.m.; Peace was restored on Noble Lane following arguments over children riding their bikes too close to a neighbor's car.
7/11, 5 p.m.; A grandmother who lost her cool kicked a granddaughter out of her car and then sped off. In the end no crime was committed, and the girl's grandfather planned to pick her up.
7/11, 8:46 p.m.; A DIY-minded man was setting off illegal and possibly homemade fireworks in the parking lot of the apartments at Cornwall and Lancaster streets.
7/11, 10:46 p.m.; A bartender at an establishment on Willamette Falls Drive reported that he had to 86 a particularly difficult customer.
7/11, 11:19 p.m.; The customer asked earlier to leave the Willamette Falls Drive business had dozed off on the sidewalk nearby. Police put an end to his nap but gave him a ride home.
7/12, 8:36 a.m.; A house on Suncrest was TP'd two nights in a row, and this time around the perpetrators also dug up plants.
7/12, 10:40 a.m.; A man was concerned about an apparent stranger who had been knocking on his door for 20 minutes; he couldn't see who the person was from inside. It turned out to be his sister, whom he wasn't interested in speaking with, and police relayed a message between the siblings so they didn't have to talk.
7/12, 1:52 p.m.; Emmanuel Presbyterian Church reported that someone had taken liberties with a sign out front, spray-painting an 'f' onto the word 'art.'
7/12, 6:59 p.m.; A woman took pills in an attempt to overdose and was voluntarily transported to Legacy Meridian Park Hospital.
7/13, 6:34 p.m.; A domestic disturbance broke out when a man tried to leave with a 3-year-old. However, no crimes were committed and the man decided to stay home with the child.
7/13, 9:27 p.m.; Skateboarders at Safeway were yelling and swearing at cars passing by.
7/14, 2:40 p.m.; A suicidal death occurred near the driveway of Willamette Christian Church.
7/14, 4:20 p.m.; Three juveniles were seen climbing the stairs at the West Linn High School stadium with a wheelchair that might have been stolen. It turned out the youths bought that wheelchair fair and square at an estate sale.
7/14, 5:08 p.m.; A domestic disturbance broke out on Springtree Lane.
7/14, 6:36 p.m.; Officers responding to a noise complaint found all was quiet on Crestview Drive, but the offending band was advised to keep it down after it starting playing again.
7/14, 9:16 p.m.; People were hitting golf balls across the water at Old River Landing and had damaged someone's boat.
7/14, 11:09 p.m.; A woman on Edgewater Court reported an ongoing problem with knocking and doorbell ringing. When they arrived, officers found four handwritten notes left behind with apologies for the unruly activities.
7/15, 4:55 a.m.; Police were asked to check on a person who had been drinking, was taking pain medication and had recently attempted suicide. Officers found he was sleeping and all was OK.