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

Authorities recently filed reports on the following incidents:


7/21 9:47 a.m. An American Flag was stolen in the Willamette area.

7/22 4:55 p.m. Health and beauty items were stolen near the 5600 block of Hood Street.

7/23 12:42 p.m. Tips were stolen from Starbucks on Willamette Drive.


7/23 12:42 p.m. A woman said her granddaughter stole checks from her, then forged and cashed them.


7/22 2:04 p.m. An accident occurred near Holly Street and Willamette Drive.

7/22 2:09 p.m. A single-car crash occurred near 10th Street and Interstate 205.

7/24 5:34 p.m. A vehicle swerved off the road and hit a mile marker near Highway 43 and Interstate 205.


7/19 12:44 p.m. A man said he saw the suspect in an unreported theft at his home.

7/19 2:23 p.m. Water was “pouring out” of the women’s restroom at Mary S. Young Park.

7/19 7:01 p.m. Young kids were seen throwing apples at moving cars across the street from Bolton Primary School.

7/19 9:13 p.m. A white SUV was driving on a soccer field and “possibly” flying a kite.

7/19 10:04 p.m. A man said someone yanked him from his vehicle and grabbed his neck twice outside the West Linn Saloon.

7/19 10:24 p.m. A man said he heard two shots and possibly a car driving by near the 6100 block of Churchill Downs Drive.

7/20 5:37 p.m. A juvenile was observed speaking to a transient man about getting drugs and alcohol.

7/20 7:39 p.m. A man said he had crashed his remote helicopter near Salamo Road and Ponderay Drive, and asked for anyone who found it to call him.

7/21 9:30 a.m. A man said he was threatened after appraising a watch.

7/21 8:02 p.m. A fight occurred near the 22800 block of Willamette Drive.

7/21 10:10 p.m. A caller reported hearing a physical fight in the street near Maple Street and Pine Street.

7/21 10:14 p.m. A suspicious looking person was going through recycling and breaking glass near the 19500 block of Hidden Springs Road.

7/22 10:44 a.m. A transient was digging through the garbage at Market of Choice, and refused to leave when asked.

7/22 1:41 p.m. A suspicious looking person was taking pictures of children near the 1100 block of 12th Street.

7/22 1:44 p.m. A woman at the Shell Station on Willamette Drive was upset when she received $61 worth of gas after asking for $12.

7/23 12:28 a.m. A “rowdy” group and possible gunshots were heard near Barlow Street and Randall Street.

7/23 9:08 a.m. A suspicious looking woman was seen in two different backyards near the 6500 block of Apollo Road. She was homeless and trasferred to a shelter.

7/23 11:14 p.m. After a verbal altercation with someone regarding a parking space, a man was concerned that the person would get his address from his license plate.

7/23 1:40 p.m. A man said his mother received a call from “Grand ma.” After his mother hung up, the person called back and wanted $10,000.

7/23 3:38 p.m. A group of solicitors going door to door near the 2200 block of Charman Street did not look “legitimate.” Police determined they were legitimate.

7/23 6:32 p.m. Three juveniles were trying to convince a homeless man to buy them alcohol at a liquor store. They may have also been smoking from a bong. 7/24 7:17 a.m. A man said he had an argument with his estranged wife and that she was sitting in her vehicle outside his home.

7/24 7:18 a.m. A woman said a “heroin dealer” was sitting in a vehicle on school district property. The vehicle’s occupant was just reading a book.

7/24 4:18 p.m. Five juveniles were “possibly” drinking near Willamette Primary School.

7/25 12:39 p.m. An unknown subject left a vehicle near Clark Street and Windsor Terrace and then wandered off.

7/25 1:08 p.m. A group of juveniles was skateboarding down the center of the road near Coho Lane and Parker Road.

7/25 3:09 p.m. A man was staggering in the middle of the road near Cedaroak Drive and Willamette Drive.

7/25 5:54 p.m. A man said he had been receiving official mail for the prior owner of his home for the past two years and he was concerned something illegal was happening.

7/25 7:29 p.m. Someone was yelling into a microphone at Willamette Park. Officers determined it was related to a softball game ending.

7/25 8:16 p.m. A vehicle turned too sharply and moved a boulder that was protecting a water main near the 19100 block of Willamette Drive.

7/25 9:43 p.m. A caller saw boys chopping wood outside and believed they were home alone and “up to no good.”

7/25 10:28 p.m. A drunk man was standing in the road near Bellagios and refusing to move.


7/19 8:23 p.m. A man unsuccesfully tried to catch

a black dog that was following him.

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