Information for this column comes from Sandy Police Department public records. The Sandy Police Department provides service in Estacada. Officers recently filed reports on the following incidents.


On Thursday, Dec.12, an Estacada/Sandy officer and a Clackamas County sheriff's deputy responded to an accident in which a vehicle had struck a pedestrian at North Sixth Avenue and North Main Street. The driver and a witness told the deputy that the darkness, poor lighting conditions and the pedestrian's dark clothing had contributed to the accident. The driver was not cited.


On Thursday, Dec. 5, Estacada code enforcement staff alerted police to an abandoned vehicle at Northwest Sixth Avenue and North Wade Street. An officer placed an abandoned vehicle notice on the vehicle. When the officer returned Tuesday, Dec. 10, the vehicle had not moved. It was towed away.


An officer was dispatched to respond to a domestic disturbance near the 300 block of Cary Street at 10:32 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9. While no domestic violence crime had occurred, the officer made an arrest. James F. Burley, 41, of Estacada was arrested for allegedly kicking the neighbor's front door and yelling for the neighbor to come out and fight. Burley was lodged in the Clackamas County Jail on suspicion of second-degree disorderly conduct. Bail was set at $7,500.

On Thursday, Dec. 12, an officer detained Idelfonso C. Uc, 39, of Estacada because the officer knew Uc had a warrant out for his arrest. Once the warrant was confirmed, Uc was arrested and taken to the Clackamas County Jail.

At 7:34 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, an officer approached a visibly intoxicated man in the 600 block of South Beach Road. The man, Danny P. Orszulak, 44, of Estacada, was in violation of his parole. Orszulak's parole officer issued a detainer and the Estacada/Sandy officer took Orszulak to the Clackamas County Jail. However, Orszulak reportedly was so intoxicated, the jail refused to take him. He was taken to a hospital.

Annette M. Nutt, 54, of Eagle Creek was arrested for third-degree theft at the Estacada Hi-School Pharmacy at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. Nutt was released at the scene.

At 4:45 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, Shane A. Akins, 26, of Estacada was arrested at his home in the 800 block of Northeast Hill Way on a Clackamas County warrant for fourth-degree assault. Akins was lodged in the Clackamas County Jail on $10,000 bail.


A man was banned from a property in the 300 block of South Broadway Street around 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9. He was told he'd be arrested if he returned to the property.

Estacada Public Library staff called police to report that youths were walking on the frozen pond in Wade Creek Park. The responding officer encountered four young people standing at the pond's edge. He banned three of them from the park for 30 days. The fourth was banned for six months due to his “blatant disregard” for city staff and the officer's decision.


At about 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, a resident of the 200 block of Southeast Ginseng Drive told police her ex-husband had been using her identity to purchase items in Texas. She had received a notification letter of past-due charges.

On Monday Dec. 9, a resident of the 200 block of Northeast Sixth Avenue told police her credit card had been used without her permission at a Portland Walgreens store. However, the card was not missing and had been in her possession at the time of the incident. Police are investigating.


An officer issued a truancy citation to the parents of two Estacada High School students with poor attendance on Wednesday, Dec. 21.


An Estacada High School official told police a student had threatened another student Monday, Dec. 9. After investigating, a police officer found that the threats were not sincere. The matter will be sent to the Clackamas County Juvenile Department.

On Sunday, Dec. 15, a woman told police her neighbor's dog had jumped over a fence and charged at her and her dog. There were no injuries. The matter will be forwarded to Clackamas County Dog Control.

At 10:48 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, an officer responded to a report of an intoxicated man attempting to enter a residence in the 350 block of Southeast Main Street. The 33-year-old Estacada resident was taken to the Hooper Sobering Center on a civil detox hold. The officer noted that the man was too intoxicated to be capable of caring for himself.

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