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


- 11:49 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, following a traffic stop near Meinig Avenue and Dubarko Road, Jacob J. Hawkins, 30, of Sandy was arrested for possession of heroin. He was taken to Clackamas County Jail and held on $25,000 bail.

- 9:50 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, Jeffrey L. Bersine, 45, of Sandy, was arrested and cited for fourth-degree assault and physical harassment following a disturbance at a bar in the 38700 block of Pioneer Boulevard. He was released to a family member.

- 5:27 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, a vehicle was stopped for expired insurance on Highway 26 and University Avenue. The driver, identified as Benjamin S. McCaslin, 29, of Gresham, was misdemeanor suspended. He was arrested and cited for driving while suspended and driving uninsured. His vehicle was impounded.


- 5:20 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, an employee of a business in the 38700 block of Pioneer Boulevard reported a theft. A woman was seen on surveillance video taking a bottle of whiskey a couple weeks prior.

The employee identified the suspect by name as he had attended high school with her. 

Additionally, he had swiped her driver’s license when she purchased a tobacco product the day she committed the theft. The woman is being sought for questioning.

- 11:38 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, officers responded to a report of shoplifting in the 38600 block of Proctor Boulevard. The investigation is ongoing.


- 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 14, a man reported his vehicle was hit by an unknown vehicle in the parking lot of a business in the 16600 block of 362nd Drive on Sept. 7. There is no suspect information.


- 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, the Sandy Police code enforcement officer towed an abandoned motorcycle from the area of Hood Street and Beers Avenue.

- 12:55 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, the Sandy Police code enforcement officer towed an abandoned vehicle from the area of Sunset Street and University Avenue.

- 2:33 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, a loud noise was reported at an address on the 38700 block of Redwood Street. Police discovered that the loud noise had been a fireworks type of device that caused some minor damage to a vehicle in the area.

The owner of the vehicle was on scene and a suspect was determined and admitted to setting off the firework. The case will be forwarded to the Clackamas County District Attorney’s office for consideration of disorderly conduct and vandalism charges.