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

Authorities recently filed reports on the following incidents:


6/13 12:57 p.m. A pressure washer and boat motor were stolen in the Bolton area.

6/17 2:27 p.m. Items were stolen from a garage in the Hidden Springs area. The caller advised that the items also could have been misplaced.

6/20 2:26 p.m. A man’s credit card was stolen.

6/20 4:53 p.m. An iPhone was stolen in the Bolton area.


6/13 4:55 p.m. A vehicle rolled down a hill and was on the walking path near the 800 block of Willamette Falls Drive.

6/14 1:49 p.m. A vehicle rolled over near 10th Street and Interstate 205.

6/16 An accident occurred on Interstate 205 near Sunset Overpass.

6/17 11:19 a.m. A driver fled the scene after knocking over a stop sign at Safeway on Salamo Road.

6/18 2:40 p.m. A hit-and-run accident occurred near Pimlico Drive and Willamette Drive.

6/19 2:31 p.m. Two vehicles collided near Interstate 205 and Highway 43.

6/19 5:06 p.m. Two vehicles collided near the 19100 block of Willamette Drive.

6/19 5:58 p.m. An accident took place near Interstate 205 and SW A Avenue.

6/20 1:15 p.m. Two vehicles collided in the parking lot at Chevron near the 2100 block of 8th Court.

6/20 5:54 p.m. Two vehicles collided near the Highway 43 exit on Interstate 205.

6/20 7:41 p.m. A man said his son was hit by a car near 14th Street and 6th Avenue.


6/13 7:47 a.m. The driver of a large Ram truck was driving aggressively and flipping people off.

6/13 1:45 p.m. Two suspicious looking women came to a resident’s door and claimed to be with a French group from Portland.

6/13 2:00 p.m. Fireworks or gunshots were heard near Willamette Park. The caller was also concerned about ongoing problems with speeding in the area.

6/13 3:29 p.m. A caller’s daughter was receiving inappropriate messages from a woman she met online.

6/13 4:28 p.m. A man was seen hitting a woman in front of a red VW Bug vehicle. Police found no crime had been committed.

6/13 6:02 p.m. A woman reported a verbal fight with her husband and was concerned it would become physical.

6/14 12:50 a.m. A suspicious looking truck with a toolbox was sitting outside a residence “for a long time.” The caller was concerned that the driver was scoping out a trailer he put on Craigslist.

6/14 2:58 p.m. A man was seen going inside a house that was in foreclosure near the 5500 block of McKillican Lane.

6/14 5:15 p.m. A resident reported an ongoing problem with vehicles speeding in front of Willamette Park, and requested extra patrols for the Old Time Fair.

6/14 10:06 p.m. 15 juveniles were seen putting toilet paper in trees around the neighborhood near the 4100 block of Rosepark Drive. They were found and asked to clean up.

6/14 11:43 p.m. A man said his wife was attacking and hitting him.

6/15 2:28 a.m. A window was smashed out at Essence Of China restaurant.

6/15 3:12 p.m. A camping tent was in the travel lane on Interstate 205.

6/15 7:42 p.m. A woman said her boyfriend grabbed her and shoved her against a wall.

6/15 8:48 p.m. A man said a group of teens were breaking items at Sunset Primary School. In a follow up call, the man said the teens were at his home and throwing rocks at him.

6/15 10:08 p.m. A man said his neighbor was threatening him through the wall, saying he was going to beat him up. When contacted, both parties decided they wanted to leave each other alone.

6/15 10:59 p.m. Two suspicious vehicles were parked near the 1300 block of 4th Street. When police arrived, one of the drivers was caught drinking and taken home.

6/16 2:53 a.m. A prowler shook a man’s back door knob, then disappeared.

6/16 7:37 a.m. A man was seen sleeping along 10th Street near Interstate 205. Police had contacted him several times already and found him to be safe.

6/16 4:10 p.m. A “known drug dealer” parked his vehicle near a home, then entered a suspected drug house.

6/16 4:30 p.m. A woman wanted advice after she asked a visitor to leave her home and he called her names.

6/16 10:11 p.m. A group of juveniles playing “vehicular hide and seek” were asked to take their game elsewhere.

6/16 10:44 p.m. A resident suspected a large group of juveniles to be smoking marijuana near Falcon Drive and Tannler Drive. No marijuana was found.

6/17 12:22 a.m. A woman said people were trying to enter her home via keypad. No one was found when officers arrived.

6/17 12:59 a.m. A “possible fight” between two women was heard by a resident. Officers found no evidence of a crime.

6/17 7:03 a.m. A suspicious looking vehicle was seen near Nicole Drive and River Heights Circle.

6/17 10:03 a.m. A Fed Ex truck was speeding in front of homes near the 2000 block of Ostman Road.

6/17 1:53 p.m. A van on Interstate 205 was swerving, tailgating and making erratic lane changes followed by hand gestures before exiting onto Highway 43.

6/17 2:25 p.m. A panhandler was playing guitar near McKillican Street and Willamette Drive.

6/17 5:16 p.m. A driver was dumping trash bags on Interstate 205 near 10th Street.

6/17 6:07 p.m. A duffel bag was seen on the side of the road near Sunset Avenue and Willamette Falls Drive. The bag was full of garbage.

6/18 12:36 p.m. A caller found a shopping cart and bags of items that appeared to belong to a homeless person near Mohawk Way and Willamette Drive.

6/18 4:19 p.m. A man said he was followed by a subject in a vehicle who yelled and wanted to fight him.

6/18 4:32 p.m. A man at Safeway on Salamo Road “looked stoned” and was harassing teenage girls.

6/18 4:46 p.m. A woman said someone threw an egg on the path inside her gate.

6/18 6:21 p.m. A woman found a needle in her backyard.

6/18 7:00 p.m. A suspicious looking man was sitting on a berm near the entrance to a location near the 5600 block of Hood Street.

6/19 12:28 a.m. Subjects were heard yelling at each other near the 1400 block of Village Park Place.

6/19 9:49 a.m. A man said his neighbor was harassing him by taking photos and video while he was building his deck.

6/19 10:35 a.m. A man requested advice regarding a problem with his grandson.

6/19 3:37 p.m. After being caught trying to steal shrimp and alcohol from Albertsons, a man refused to leave and was loitering in front of the store.

6/19 5:08 p.m. A caller was concerned about someone who fell and hit his head, and seemed confused. He was determined to be the same person involved in an earlier incident at Albertsons.

6/19 6:02 p.m. 40-to-50 juveniles were smoking marijuana at Swiftshore Park. One also offered to sell to the caller.

6/19 6:49 p.m. A person was seen passed out in a vehicle near the 100 block of Dollar Street. The vehicle was found unoccupied.

6/19 7:36 p.m. Three men parked in a resident’s driveway and rang the doorbell. The vehicle then moved to a neighbor’s driveway.

6/20 6:13 a.m. A suspicious looking car was parked in the brush at a dead end near Dollar Street and Fields Drive.

6/20 11:00 a.m. A semi trailer was parked near Dollar Street and Willamette Falls Drive, blocking the view of cars pulling out from Dollar Street.

6/20 11:44 a.m. A possible transient was walking around near 16th Street and Willamette Falls Drive. He was not a transient but refused to identify himself.

6/20 11:50 a.m. Two homes and a tree were covered with toilet paper overnight. A vehicle was also wrapped in plastic wrap.

6/20 12:31 p.m. A teen who was “possibly under the influence” was walking near Albertsons, waving a dollar bill and sticking out his tongue at passing vehicles.

6/20 1:57 p.m. A suspicious looking man parked in front of a day care and took pictures of the building.

6/20 4:35 p.m. Teens were smoking marijuana and jumping off a rock near the 25400 block of Swiftshore Drive.

6/20 6:18 p.m. Subjects were spotted smoking marijuana at the skate park near the 3400 block of Parker Road.

6/20 6:25 p.m. Two suspicious prowlers were seen in a woman’s yard. One pounded on the door and asked if there was a room to rent.


6/13 7:11 p.m. A “bird dog” was chasing kids at a park and was “possibly” named Nodger.

6/18 9:28 p.m. A woman found a pit bull in her fish pond.