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Woman arrested after domestic disturbance

Dispute involved two daughters and boyfriend at Lynn Hakala's home


A 54-year-old Estacada woman is in the Clackamas County Jail after her arrest Monday, May 2, following a domestic disturbance involving her adult daughters during which a handgun was fired.

Clackamas County Sheriff's deputies arrested Lynn A. Hakala on accusations of menacing, unlawful use of a weapon and two counts of harassment. Her bail is $29,500.

Sheriff's deputies responded to a report about 4 p.m. Monday that shots had been fired from a handgun in the 40000 block of Southeast George Road, about 10 miles from Estacada.

Deputies said the disturbance stemmed from a conflict over living arrangements involving Hakala's two 18-year-old daughters and one daughter’s boyfriend.

Deputies reported that the three said Hakala fired several shots as she demanded they leave her property.

One of the three called the sheriff’s office, adding that Hakala had been drinking. Hakala surrendered to deputies without incident.

The sheriff’s office said there had been prior calls to Hakala's property, including a report of a runaway juvenile. A search of public court records showed Hakala has 14 motor vehicle or parking violations in Multnomah County dating back to 1997 and 11 cases involving small claims, landlord-tenant disputes or family issues.

This was the first domestic disturbance at the property.

A Clackamas County Sheriffs deputy talks Monday afternoon to a handcuffed Lynn Hakala outside her home on Southeast George Road near Estacada. She is accused of firing shots during an argument with her daughters.

Clackamas County's family justice center, called A Safe Place, provides a variety of services including access to protection orders, support groups, advocacy and emergency shelter. In 2015, approximately 313 people received services from the center each month.

Clackamas Women’s Services has a satellite office in Estacada, where additional services are available.

Lt. Angie Brandenburg, the director of A Safe Place, said Tuesday that it’s difficult to come up with true statistics for domestic violence.

“It often occurs without law enforcement intervention,” she said. “We really only see a small fraction of cases. It’s often considered a private, family matter.

“Our goal with the center is to be available for folks who seek services,” she said. “Know that there’s help.”