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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 Wednesday, Sept. 10, a citizen told police that his/her son had just stolen his cousin’s Play Station 4. The officer responded to the theft in the 29700 block of Southeast Eagle Creek Road but was told by dispatch that the thief took off in a vehicle and the victim was in pursuit. The officer found the suspect and pulled him over. Westley L. Abbett, 31, an Estacada transient, was arrested on charges of second-degree theft and first-degree burglary. He was booked in the Clackamas County Jail, where he was held on $57,000 bail. The officer returned the stolen property to the victim.

An employee of a business in the 200 block of Southwest Zobrist Street told police Wednesday, Sept. 10, that two homeless men had entered a construction area of the business with two large dogs. An officer found two Estacada and Sandy-area transients there. George A. Westphall, 43, and David W. Jacobs, 48, were arrested on allegations of second-degree criminal trespassing. They were issued criminal citations and told not to return. Westphall and Jacobs declined resources for homeless individuals.

Police found Andrew J. Ashburn, 21, of Portland in the Estacada Skate Park after dark around 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14. Ashburn was wanted on a Multnomah County warrant for driving under the influence of intoxicants. He was arrested and lodged in the Clackamas County Jail. Bail was set at $5,000.


The Las Vegas Metro Police Department asked the Sandy Police Department to obtain DNA from an Estacada resident. An officer obtained the requested items Tuesday, Sept. 9.


An officer was dispatched to a theft in the 100 block of Southwest Fourth Avenue on Tuesday, Sept. 9. The victim told police her purse was stolen Saturday night.


An officer was dispatched to an assault at Estacada High School on Wednesday, Sept. 10. He found that the altercation was mutual. The officer was asked to ban a person from returning to school property.


An officer found four unattended juveniles at the Estacada Portal around 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. The officer called the Department of Human Services and all four youths were taken into custody.

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