Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the West Linn Police Department.

Authorities recently filed reports on the following incidents:


4/8 2:49 p.m. A $50,000 check and cash were reported lost or stolen on the 5000 block of Territorial Drive.

4/9 9:50 a.m. A gray and red Sears Craftsman Push Mower was reported stolen from the 1600 block of 19th Street.

4/11 2:48 p.m. A laptop was reported stolen at the 1600 block of Britton Street.


4/4 8:25 a.m. A woman’s Social Security number was stolen and used to file taxes.

4/4 10:30 a.m. A woman reported unauthorized charges on her credit card.

4/5 10:07 a.m. A resident received a fraudulent call about a virus on her computer.

4/5 5:48 p.m. A woman’s son stole her debit card and spent $1,100 between April 2 and April 3.

4/6 1:26 p.m. A woman’s Social Security number was stolen and used to file taxes.

4/7 1:39 p.m. A woman’s Social Security number was stolen and used to file taxes.

4/8 10:15 a.m. A woman’s personal information was used to file taxes.

4/8 4:28 p.m. A man’s Social Security number was stolen and used to file taxes.

4/9 8:31 a.m. A woman’s Social Security number was stolen and used to file taxes.

4/9 10:04 p.m. A woman’s Social Security number was stolen and used to file taxes.

4/10 11:36 a.m. A woman’s Social Security number was stolen and used to file taxes.

4/10 3:52 p.m. A resident found unauthorized charges on his Visa card.

4/11 12:54 p.m. A woman’s Social Security number was stolen and used to file taxes.

4/11 1:50 p.m. A man’s Social Security number was stolen and used to file taxes.

4/11 6:34 p.m. A woman’s Social Security number was stolen and used to file taxes.


4/4 5:55 p.m. A hit-and-run accident was reported at the 22000 block of Salamo Road.

4/7 9:22 a.m. Two vehicles collided on Southbound Interstate 205 at Highway 43.

4/7 11 a.m. A woman’s daughter rolled her vehicle into another parked car.

4/7 6:08 p.m. A woman reported her black BMW was hit in the Bugatti’s Restaurant parking lot in November 2013.

4/7 6:19 p.m. A bullet was found wedged in the back body of a vehicle on the 18600 block of Rose Way.

4/8 9:55 a.m. Two vehicles collided near Interstate 205 and Willamette Drive.

4/9 4:38 p.m. A vehicle and bicycle collided at the 21800 block of Willamette Drive.

4/9 5:09 p.m. Two vehicles collided at Dillow Drive and Willamette Drive.

4/10 7:20 a.m. Two vehicles collided at Exit 8 on Southbound Interstate 205.

4/11 1:21 p.m. A traffic accident was reported at the 1700 block of Willamette Falls Drive.

4/11 2:30 p.m. A hit-and-run accident was reported at the 2200 block of Snowberry Ridge Court.

4/11 3:26 p.m. Two vehicles collided at Hidden Springs Road and Santa Anita Drive.


4/4 5:39 a.m. Large poles were seen on Interstate 205 near 10th Street.

4/4 10:18 a.m. A resident reported three vehicles were parked without permits at the 5200 block of Broadway Street.

4/4 12:59 p.m. A business owner at the 5600 block of Hood Street reported a continual problem with vehicles parking all day in 90-minute spots.

4/4 1:11 p.m. A man with a child in his vehicle was seen speeding and texting while driving.

4/4 4:36 p.m. A man fears his son was in a domestic situation that “could become physical.”

4/4 6:41 p.m. A transient person was knocking on doors at an apartment complex on the 3500 block of Cedaroak Drive. When residents opened the door, the person remained silent.

4/4 9:08 p.m. Residents at the 2200 block of Snowberry Ridge Court were moving out and “being loud.” Officers found the residence quiet upon arrival.

4/5 2:34 a.m. Possible gunshots were reported at the 1500 block of Eighth Street. Police found nothing out of the ordinary.

4/5 9:39 a.m. Police received three consecutive hang up calls from a residence on the 1100 block of Rosemont Road. On the third call, a child said “Hello.” Police checked the scene and all was well.

4/5 9:41 a.m. A note posted on a resident’s door was filled with sexual overtones.

4/5 11 a.m. A resident requested extra patrols at their home while attending a funeral. The caller was concerned because the funeral information was published in the newspaper.

4/5 11:28 a.m. A driver on a four-wheel dune buggy was seen racing back and forth on the 18900 block of Nixon Avenue.

4/5 1:01 p.m. A woman reported that her ex-husband entered her residence without permission while she was in the shower.

4/5 2:48 p.m. An anonymous tipster wanted to talk about drugs at West Linn High School.

4/5 5:22 p.m. Drug needles were found at the intersection of Broadway Street and Webb Street.

4/5 5:31 p.m. Two juveniles were shooting BB guns at the 1300 block of 4th Street.

4/5 7:38 p.m. A man requested extra patrols at his home due to threats from his estranged wife.

4/5 9:16 p.m. A group of teens were making aggressive gestures at cars near Mapleton Drive and Willamette Drive.

4/5 11:49 p.m. A group of kids were playing basketball and being loud at the 5000 block of Mapleton Drive.

4/6 3:02 p.m. Possible gunshots were reported near the West Linn Paper Mill. Officers found this to be an unfounded claim.

4/6 3:04 p.m. A resident reported that a house on the 2600 block of Wakerobin Court had been vacant for six years with an unlocked back door and dirty footprints on the carpet.

4/6 8:28 p.m. A resident at the 2500 block of York Street reported hearing six to eight loud booms in the area, and thought something hit her house. It was an earthquake.

4/6 8:43 p.m. A man said someone was calling his house and claiming his daughter kicked a dog. It was a prank call.

4/6 9:19 p.m. A man wearing a cap, glasses and beard was deemed suspicious outside an apartment on the 4700 block of Fallsview Avenue.

4/7 8:49 a.m. An abandoned vehicle was reported at the 1900 block of 8th Avenue.

4/7 3:51 p.m. A homeowner was concerned about erosion from a neighbor’s drainpipe.

4/7 5:41 p.m. An eight-month old baby was locked in a vehicle at Mary S. Young Park. Locksmiths from Pop-A-Lock were able to gain access to the car.

4/7 5:52 p.m. A tube TV was dumped in the Albertsons parking lot on the 1800 block of Blankenship Road.

4/7 9:47 p.m. Suspicious people were offering free carpet cleaning at homes on the 2300 block of 5th Avenue.

4/8 7:23 a.m. A woman reported being harassed by a former boyfriend after she found a blog that talked about her.

4/8 1:31 p.m. A man continued to make harassing phone calls to the 76 station at the 22800 block of Willamette Drive, where his ex-girlfriend works.

4/8 2:55 p.m. Vegetation was impeding sidewalk foot traffic at the corner of Debok Road and Village Park Place.

4/8 2:55 p.m. A man reported a door being kicked in on his green Mazda.

4/8 4:01 p.m. A man with a black eye and bloody knuckles was seen driving a blue Bronco with a small girl in the backseat at the 22200 block of Willamette Drive.

4/8 9:15 p.m. A woman reported seeing a white car speeding toward another car parked on top of a hill. She suspected a drug deal was occurring.

4/8 9:49 p.m. A man was harassing an ex-girlfriend by posting on the Internet about her.

4/9 1:36 p.m. A woman received a call from a subject saying he won a large sum of money.

4/9 8:51 p.m. A large semi-truck was stuck in a ditch at 2900 Arbor Drive.

4/9 10:01 p.m. Loud music with lots of bass was reported to be coming from a home at the 19600 block of Sun Circle.

4/10 9:49 a.m. A man with a machete was cutting down bushes near a woman’s home at the 2400 block of Buck Street. It was a Boy Scout doing his Eagle Scout project.

4/10 1:32 p.m. A resident reported a white, four-door car had been parked on Highway 43 for the past three months.

4/10 3:38 p.m. A man said someone at the Monarch Hotel was using his cell phone to make calls, and he could hear both parties on the line. Police determined it was a phone company problem.

4/10 4:27 p.m. An angry driver cut someone off, slammed the brakes and threw soda on the person’s vehicle.

4/10 5:15 p.m. A suspicious person called a 13-year old boy over to his car and asked what video games he played. The boy’s family later determined that they knew the suspicious person, and there was no danger.

4/10 4:48 p.m. A woman at the 400 block of Springtree Lane said neighbors were running motorcycles in a garage and putting fumes in the apartments above.

4/10 10:20 p.m. Frustrated that his friend wasn’t answering the door, a teen tried to enter through the dog door and got stuck.

4/10 10:36 p.m. Three teens chased after a car while making obscene gestures at Cornwall Street and Oxford Street.

4/10 10:48 p.m. Juveniles were pounding on doors and running away at the 19700 block of Bellevue Way.

4/10 11:28 p.m. Three teens were spotted on the swing set at Rosemont Ridge Middle School. The nostalgic boys were asked to leave.

4/11 12:28 a.m. A woman thought she heard an intruder in her house. Police found no problems.

4/11 8:30 a.m. A resident at the 21500 block of Shannon Lane found an abandoned campsite on his property.

4/11 11:39 a.m. Two juveniles were seen on skateboards holding airsoft guns at the 1800 block of Valley View Drive.

4/11 5:24 p.m. A woman found an inflatable raft at the river and wondered how to return it to its owner.

4/11 7:52 p.m. Kids were seen on the roof at Willamette Primary School.


4/6 10:31 p.m. A dog was howling at an apartment complex in the 19500 block of Hidden Springs Road.

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