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. In some instances, other public documents have been utilized to acquire more information.


A Sandy police officer was bitten by a small terrier in the 300 block of Southeast Currin Street at 11:45 a.m. on Thursday, June 19. The injury was photographed. Another officer responded. He observed that the dog remained in its own yard even with the gate open. The officer gave a teenage boy resident a quarantine sheet and explained it to him.


Austin M. Johnson, 19, of Troutdale was arrested in Estacada at about 1 p.m. Monday, May 16, on a third-degree theft warrant from Clackamas County. He was lodged in the Clackamas County Jail on $10,000 bail.

James M. Harris, 50, of Estacada was arrested around 5 p.m. Saturday, June 21, on a Clackamas County warrant for third-degree sex abuse, prostitution and harassment. Harris was also banned from a residence. He was lodged in Clackamas County Jail on $100,000 bail. According to court documents, Harris is accused of sex abuse and harassment for inappropriately touching a woman without her consent. Harris is also accused of offering to pay for sexual conduct.


On Friday, June 6, a woman told police she found what she believed to be items stolen from vehicles in the Northeast Cemetery Road and Northeast Cascadia Ridge Drive area. Police returned a laptop computer to its owner. It had been stolen from a vehicle in the area. The other items will be stored in the Sandy Police Department property room until the owners are identified.

At 4:39 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, an officer was dispatched to a report of found property. A small air compressor and several gift cards had been found near Northeast Bunyards Place and Northeast Edgehill Drive. The compressor had been stolen from a vehicle in the 900 block of Northeast Edgehill Drive. The gift cards were taken to the Sandy Police Department for safekeeping.

Items stolen from a vehicle in the 200 block of Southeast Currin Street were found the next day in the 300 block of Southeast Main Street on Thursday, June 19.

A found wallet was turned into Estacada City Hall on Thursday, June 19. When police were unable to contact the home of the owner, the wallet was taken to the Sandy Police Department Property Room for safekeeping.

On Thursday, June 19, a citizen told police that he found a purse in his yard. An officer located the purse’s owner and was told the purse had been stolen when her car was broken into the night before.


An Estacada School District employee told police Monday, June 2, that someone was illegally dumping in a River Mill Elementary dumpster. The district decided not to pursue charges against the suspect and has since obtained a locking dumpster.


An officer approached a suspicious vehicle near the intersection of Northwest Evergreen Way and Tulip Road on Thursday, June 5. There were two adults in the car. A man identified as Donald G. Miles III, 19, of Estacada allegedly turned over a tin containing less than an ounce of marijuana to police when asked. Miles was cited for possession of a controlled substance.

An officer pulled over a car for speeding on Highway 224 near Southwest Second Avenue on Friday, June 20. The officer allegedly saw alcohol in plain view when he stopped the car and discovered marijuana and paraphernalia when he searched the vehicle. The driver, Cody J. McGuffey, 18, and the passenger, James W. Smith, 19, both of Estacada, were cited for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and released at the scene. The officer seized the alcohol, marijuana and paraphernalia.


A resident of the 33000 block of Southeast Summer Road told police the windshield of his car had been shot with a BB or pellet gun, causing about $500 of damage, on Friday, June 6. There were no suspects.

A resident of the 29700 block of Southeast Eagle Creek Road reported that her neighbor might have damaged her trampoline by throwing an unknown substance on it on Monday, June 16. The neighbor denied doing so. The officer took a report but noted that he didn’t know if any actual damage was done to the trampoline.

On Tuesday, June 17, a city employee told police that a sidewalk, rail and retaining wall at Southeast Fourth and Southeast Currin had been damaged due to a vehicle driving into them sometime in the last few days. Damage is estimated at $5,000.


On Wednesday, June 11, a man told police his son left home the day before and hadn’t returned. The son was entered into law enforcement databases and was found the next day.

On Monday, June 16, a resident of the 300 block of Northeast Second Avenue told police his 17-year-old daughter had left home during the night without permission and hadn’t returned. She was entered in law enforcement databases.


At 5:02 a.m. Monday, June 16, a man told police that his Honda Civic had been stolen while parked at a residence in the 700 block of Northeast Foothills Drive sometime between 10 p.m. the night before and 4:45 a.m. that morning. The vehicle was entered in law enforcement data systems. The Eugene Police Department found the car later that day.

On Monday, June 16, a woman told police her vehicle had been stolen from the 400 block of Zobrist Street sometime during the night. The vehicle was entered in law enforcement data systems.

It was found on Foothills Drive the next day, thanks to an alert citizen.

There were no suspects.

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