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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:

ARRESTS

n 2 a.m., March 23: Police conducted a traffic stop near Chinook Street and Southeast 362nd Drive. Teresa K. Merwin, 48 of Portland, was arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants and transported to the Sandy Police Department. She was cited and released.

WARRANT ARRESTS

n 7:13 p.m., March 18: Police found a wanted subject in the area of Tupper Road and Highway 211. Matthew P. Ciglar, 34 of Sandy, was taken into custody on a Clackamas County second-degree theft warrant. He was transported to the Clackamas County Jail and held on $20,000 bail.

TRAFFIC STOPS

n 1:37 a.m., March 17: Police conducted a traffic stop in the area of Proctor Boulevard and Bluff Road. Eric Avila-Vergara, 20 of Sandy, had a suspended license and no vehicle insurance. He was cited for the infractions and the vehicle was impounded.

n 1:40 a.m., March 19: Police conducted a traffic stop in the area of Pioneer Boulevard and Shelley Avenue. The driver, Christopher A. Miller, 37 of Sandy, was cited for driving with a suspended license and failure to carry proof of insurance. The vehicle was impounded.

CRASHES

n 2:33 p.m., March 23: Police responded to a report of an injury traffic crash at Highway 26 and Bluff Road. Minor injuries were reported and one of the vehicles was towed.

n 3:20 p.m., March 19: Police responded to a report of a crash near the intersection of Bluff Road and Green Mountain Street. A motorcycle collided with a sedan that was turning left in front of it. The motorcyclist, Steven A. McCathern, 25 of Sandy, was cited for driving uninsured.

DOMESTIC DISTURBANCES/ASSAULTS

n 3:50 p.m., March 21: Police were dispatched to a disturbance at a business in the 37400 block of Highway 26. It was determined to be a domestic disturbance, but no crimes were reported. The man left prior to police arrival and the woman was given a domestic violence resource card.

n 10:15 p.m., March 20: Police were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 38500 block of Barlow Parkway. Report taken.

n 6:54 p.m., March 20: Police were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the 40300 block of Therese Street. No crimes. Report taken.

n 3:27 p.m., March 20: Police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance in the 39200 block of Pioneer Boulevard. The involved parties were identified and police determined no crimes had been committed.

n 11:43 p.m., March 19: Police were dispatched to a disturbance in the 37400 block of Highway 26. A family that was staying at a nearby hotel admitted to provoking a transient. Police left but were called back later that night to the hotel. The family was now reported to be harassing a hotel employee. The family was asked to leave.

n 11:02 p.m., March 19: Police were dispatched to a domestic disturbance in the area of Proctor Boulevard and Beers Avenue. No crimes were committed. Report taken.

n 3:16 a.m., March 18: Police were dispatched to an assault call in the 15300 block of Penny Avenue. Investigation continuing for suspect contact.

n 3:28 p.m., March 18: A man came to the police department to report a domestic disturbance between him and his girlfriend at his workplace in the 17400 block of Bruns Avenue. Police interviewed the suspect and a potential witness. The matter will be forwarded to the district attorney's office for review.

THEFTS

n 5:34 p.m., March 22: A man living in the 36400 block of Yocum Loop came to the police station to report the theft of a cellular phone. He reported being unable to find the phone after misplacing it March 16. When he spoke with the cellular company the next day he learned an unknown subject had tried to activate service on the phone March 16. An officer is working to identify a suspect.

n 1:24 p.m., March 20: Police responded to a theft that occurred the previous night at a business in the 16600 block of Southeast 362nd Drive. The victim reported the theft of her wallet after leaving it behind when she stepped outside for a cigarette.

n 3:40 p.m., March 19: A woman reported that her cell phone was stolen while shopping at a store in the 37600 block of Highway 26. The woman said she had left her phone inside the shopping cart and, when she returned looking for it, the cart and her phone were gone. After reviewing security footage, the woman's phone was located and returned to her.

DEATH INVESTIGATION

n 10:57 a.m., March 21: Police were dispatched to a death investigation in the 39400 block of McCormick Drive. It was determined the 76-year-old woman had passed away from natural causes.

MISCELLANEOUS

n 11:58 a.m., March 23: Police responded to a welfare check at a business in the 36900 block of Highway 26.

n 5:49 p.m., March 22: Police responded to a residence in the 39000 block of Haskins Street in Sandy on a landlord/tenant dispute. Although there had been a physical confrontation, there was not enough evidence for anyone to be charged with a crime and neither person wished for the other to be prosecuted. Report taken.

n 9:30 a.m., March 22: Police recovered a counterfeit $5 bill from a business in the 38600 block of Proctor Boulevard. Report taken.

n 9:46 a.m., March 21: The code enforcement officer received a call of a cockatiel bird at large in the 18200 block of Langensand Road. The bird was captured with the assistance of some citizens and returned to its owners.

n 1:25 p.m., March 21: Police were dispatched to a restraining order violation in the 35000 block of Industrial Way. The woman was reporting a violation via third party contact. The matter will be referred to the district attorney's office for review.