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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:


6/27 8:54 a.m. Items were stolen from an unlocked Mercedes in the Bolton area.

6/28 2:13 p.m. Gas was reported stolen from the Astro Station near the 22200 block of Willamette Drive.


6/30 3:36 p.m. Credit card fraud was reported in the Bolton Area, possibly tracing back to use at a Winn-Dixie supermarket in Florida.

7/1 4:00 p.m. A resident received a scam text message regarding her debit card.


6/27 4:26 p.m. Three vehicles collided at Gore Point near Interstate 205 and 10th Street.

6/28 10:03 a.m. Two vehicles collided near Lazy River Drive and Willamette Drive.

6/28 4:43 p.m. An accident was reported near Interstate 205 and Highway 43.

6/28 5:59 p.m. An accident took place near 10th Street and 8th Court.

6/30 12:37 a.m. Two vehicles collided near Cedaroak Drive and Willamette Drive.

6/30 5:39 p.m. Three vehicles collided near Cedaroak Drive and Willamette Drive.

7/1 6:34 a.m. Two vehicles collided on Interstate 205.

7/1 2:01 p.m. Two vehicles collided near 10th Street and 8th Court.

7/1 2:09 p.m. A skateboarder went over the hood of a police car near 10th Street and Willamette Falls Drive. The skateboarder was unharmed.

7/2 12:56 a.m. A man said his son hit a mailbox and did not leave a note.


6/27 8:11 a.m. A woman requested extra patrols near Churchill Downs Drive and Santa Anita Drive after a vehicle nearly struck her at a crosswalk.

6/27 11:30 a.m. A resident received a suspicious call from a person claiming to be from the FBI. When the resident called the number back, a person answered “IRS.”

6/27 2:54 p.m. Suspicious looking people in a backyard near the 4200 block of Terra Vista Court were trimming trees.

6/27 3:07 p.m. An unfamiliar subject wearing a gold leather jacket was seen near the 19600 block of View Drive.

6/27 3:45 p.m. A group of subjects were involved in a dispute at the Safeway on Salamo Road before driving off in different directions.

6/27 9:15 p.m. Loud, illegal fireworks were heard near 16th Street and Short Street.

6/27 9:39 p.m. 20 males were seen shooting off fireworks and rolling under cars in the parking lot at Safeway on Salamo Road.

6/27 9:59 p.m. A man saw people who were possibly smoking marijuana at the White Oak Savannah.

6/27 10:42 p.m. Illegal fireworks were reported near the 19800 block of Spring Ridge Drive.

6/27 10:58 p.m. A woman said her ex-boyfriend was being threatening. Officers arrived and asked him to leave.

6/28 7:36 a.m. A window was shattered and an alarm was sounding at Advantis Credit Union near the 21900 block of Willamette Drive. Video tapes showed no evidence of a crime; the window just shattered.

6/28 8:14 a.m. 8:14 a.m. Two subjects were sleeping in a car near the 2100 block of 8th Court.

6/28 3:49 p.m. A man in a trailer near the skate park on Parker Road was determined to be with Yoder Goat Rentals.

6/28 8:49 p.m. A woman was riding her bicycle on Interstate 205 near the Highway 43 exit.

6/28 10:29 p.m. Fireworks were causing “excessive noise” near Belknap Drive and Chelan Drive.

6/29 12:59 a.m. A man said his alarm was going off and he thought someone was trying to get in his house. Officers cleared the area.

6/29 4:27 a.m. A light was seen near Imperial Drive and Sunset Avenue.

6/29 4:52 a.m. A resident heard someone trying to get into her home. Officers checked and found all was okay.

6/29 8:55 a.m. A caller said his son in law was acting insane and being irrational.

6/29 3:55 p.m. A woman was heard screaming from a home. Officers determined all was okay.

6/29 4:32 p.m. A woman said someone posted her son’s phone number on Craigslist as a drug dealer.

6/29 4:52 p.m. A suspicious looking man was walking around properties and taking pictures near Cornwall Street and Sunset Avenue.

6/29 5:57 p.m. Vehicles were “flying through the area” near the 4500 block of Riverview Avenue.

6/29 10:53 p.m. Two subjects in a vehicle near Rosepark Court and Rosepark Drive were ducking when people passed by.

6/30 2:25 a.m. A suspicious looking person kept going into a trunk and then back into a vehicle near the 6400 block of Skyline Drive. The person was also flashing lights and appeared to be signaling someone. Police determined all was well.

6/30 2:31 p.m. A bong was left on top of a trash can at the skate park on Parker Road.

6/30 10:54 p.m. Suspicious vehicles near the 1800 block of Manchester Court were determined to be associated with a barbecue.

7/1 3:02 a.m. An intoxicated man was staggering around near the 2100 block of 8th Court.

7/1 5:39 a.m. An unfamiliar vehicle with an amplifier in its back seat was seen near Imperial Drive and Sunset Avenue.

7/1 11:41 a.m. A resident said he received a call from a man with an accent who said that there was a warrant for him and someone would be there within the hour.

7/1 1:53 p.m. A child was left in a vehicle near city hall for five minutes and was screaming.

7/1 2:19 p.m. A man requested extra patrols near his home on the Fourth of July due to a neighbor’s fireworks landing on his roof and property.

7/1 3:26 p.m. An armored truck was seen driving on city landscaping to pass a disabled vehicle, damaging sprinklers and landscaping. When contacted, the driver denied this charge.

7/1 4:23 p.m. A woman near 10th Street and Salamo Road was bleeding from the face while a man in a car appeared to be trying to get her in the car.

7/1 7:47 p.m. A resident was concerned about teens from outside the area gathering at Swiftshore Park.

7/1 10:36 p.m. Kids were screaming and cars were spinning out near the 22000 block of Salamo Road.

7/2 12:01 a.m. A strange vehicle was parked outside a resident’s home.

7/2 3:00 a.m. A resident observed a motion light was on and the screen door was open at his home. A dog was also barking.

7/2 3:14 p.m. A man suspected his estranged wife of listing his vehicle as stolen.

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