Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the Sandy Police Department. Police recently filed reports on the following incidents:


4:57 p.m. Oct. 19; Moses A. Dunham, 40, La Pine, was arrested near Pioneer Boulevard and Revenue Avenue on a Deschutes County warrant for a probation violation as well as a fugitive warrant from Carson County, Texas. He was lodged in the Clackamas County Jail without bail.


9:50 p.m. Oct. 19; Denis J. Conand III, 44, Sandy, was arrested in the 39000 block of Proctor Boulevard under suspicion of driving while intoxicated. He was transported to the Clackamas County Jail, where he was cited and released.


9:42 a.m. Oct. 8; Ronald O. Apon, 41, Boring, was cited and released near Proctor Boulevard and Shelley Avenue, accused of driving with a suspended driver’s license. The vehicle was towed.

11:24 a.m. Oct. 10; Michelle L. Simms, 23, Sandy, was cited for prohibited camping and scattering rubbish. She also was refused entrance to any property owned by the Oregon Trail School District as well as a business in the 37000 block of Highway 26.

2:17 p.m. Oct. 11; Ronald B. Haner, 45, Sandy, was cited and released at his apartment in the 38900 block of Proctor Boulevard, accused of possession of marijuana after neighbors and a police officer smelled marijuana smoke coming from an open upstairs apartment window.

1:20 p.m. Oct. 14; Steven M. Chiappa, 23, Sandy, was cited and released near Pioneer Boulevard and Scales Avenue, accused of switching license plates on his vehicle.

8:26 p.m. Oct. 19; Darren E. Winkler, 52, a transient, was cited into Sandy Municipal Court and released in the 17200 block of Smith Avenue, accused of illegal camping in Sandy River Park.

8:26 p.m. Oct. 19; Heidi M. Kristan, 32, a transient, was cited into Sandy Municipal Court and released in the 17200 block of Smith Avenue, accused of illegal camping in Sandy River Park.


7:08 a.m. Oct. 16; a Sandy resident reported to police that a wallet had been lost in the parking lot of a store on the east side of the downtown. Later the wallet was found by an officer in the parking lot of a business on the west side of the downtown. An undisclosed amount of cash was missing, but all of the cards were still in the wallet, which was returned to its owner.

11:03 a.m. Oct. 17; an officer of Sandy Fire and Rescue reported to police that a sign had been stolen. The value of the sign was estimated at $500.

4:41 p.m. Oct. 17; a woman reported to police that her 11-year-old car had been stolen from the 17200 block of Scales Avenue. A person of interest in the theft was identified for police.

12:30 p.m. Oct. 18; a business in the 39100 block of Proctor Boulevard reported that someone had used a counterfeit $100 bill to pay for merchandise. But the person had already left the business when the bill was noticed as counterfeit.

5:31 p.m. Oct. 18; a woman who works at a business in the 17200 block of Bluff Road reported that someone had taken some money from her wallet while she was at work.

Midnight Oct. 19; a woman who visited a business in the 37600 block of Highway 26 reported that someone had taken her wallet while she was shopping. She could not give the police any information about a possible suspect.

1:30 p.m. Oct. 21; overnight someone took an electronic device from a home in the 18100 block of Meinig Avenue. The victim said he was in his home at the time of the theft, and thought the suspect must be someone he knows.


7:57 p.m. Oct. 15; a man living in the 37600 block of Solso Court reported that his 17-year-old daughter took a family vehicle and ran away from home.

9 a.m. Oct. 17; an officer spoke with a student at Cedar Ridge Middle School about a photo of marijuana that the girl had placed on her social media page.

2:17 p.m. Oct. 19; two mothers spoke to an officer about their children, who apparently ran away together. One mother’s 14-year-old male child ran away with the other mother’s 16-year-old female child. The last time they were seen or heard was between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Oct. 19, the women told police. The two youths were entered in a national database as runaways.


10:44 p.m. Oct. 8; a police officer located three people in Meinig Park after its closing hours. Because of that violation, the following people, all from Sandy, have been excluded from all city parks for 30 days: Michelle L. Simms, 23; Jeramy W. Carson, 25; and Christopher E. Bergamini, 35.

7:42 p.m. Oct. 14; a Sandy woman called police to complain that a 19-year-old Sandy man had threatened her teenage daughter by phone and on social media.

3:20 p.m. Oct. 15; someone shot a cat with an arrow in the 38800 block of Haskins Street. The cat received care and survived. No suspects have been identified, and an investigation is ongoing.

12:10 a.m. Oct. 16; a Sandy police officer arrived at a home in the 17300 block of University Avenue to find a son and his mother arguing about what his mother described as bad habits. The officer restored (at least temporary) peace, and referred both to domestic violence resources.

6:21 a.m. Oct. 17; a Sandy police officer arrived at a home in the 39200 block of Hood Street to find a dispute between a mother and her son. Police reported that the son went to a neighbor’s house for sanctuary, and his mother followed him. The neighbor reportedly pushed the woman outside of the home and called police. Police notified the Department of Human Services because of ongoing issues between mother and son.

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