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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:


8/14 8:37 a.m. A man was concerned that his ex-wife had hired a babysitter who used marijuana.

8/14 9:10 a.m. A driver was upset after another car sped past her and swore at her. Police advised the erratic driver about the possible consequences of this behavior.

8/14 9:42 a.m. A woman said a FedEx driver offered her a ride, which she found unusual.

8/14 12:57 p.m. A caller was suspicious after finding people cutting down shrubs behind her house.

8/15 12:18 a.m. Loud swearing was heard from a location. The residents were contacted and asked to keep it down.

8/15 2:30 p.m. A caller said there was no toilet paper or paper towels in the bathroom at Mary S. Young Park.

8/15 4:24 p.m. A caller said she found an envelope with bonds in it under bushes at a house in Oregon City.

8/15 8:44 p.m. A man was being obnoxious at BJ Willy’s.

8/15 10:28 p.m. A man said his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend broke into her home and poured bleach on her clothing.

8/16 1:40 a.m. A woman said she was putting dishes in the dishwasher and her husband was upset with her.

8/16 11:01 p.m. A caller’s daughter was drunk and “unruly.”

8/16 11:56 p.m. A caller said people were coming to Sunset Park every night to smoke and possibly use drugs.

8/17 10:41 p.m. A man was lying in a ditch near Interstate 205 and 10th Street. He was given a ride to a rest area.

8/17 11:28 p.m. A suspicious looking man was seen sitting on the sidewalk on the bridge at Fields Bridge Park. He was en route to Oregon City and just taking a break.

8/18 1:20 p.m. A caller was suspicious after noticing two men who had been sitting in a car for about an hour at Safeway.

8/18 4:29 p.m. A man said he felt threatened by a neighbor and that his life could be in danger.

8/18 8:56 p.m. A caller wished to speak with an officer about someone who was harassing his 16-year old daughter on Facebook.

8/18 10:58 p.m. A caller was concerned after hearing someone whistling in her backyard for 15 minutes.

8/19 8:28 a.m. A caller said someone left a bag of trash next to her garbage can. An officer placed the trash in the can.

8/19 11:32 a.m. A woman said she received a voicemail telling her to call 911, so she did.

8/19 3:17 p.m. A caller had been involved in an accident two months ago and wished to speak with an officer about who was at fault.

8/19 7:45 p.m. A woman lit a fire on the sidewalk near McDonald’s. It turned out it was part of a Vietnamese tradition.

8/20 3:45 p.m. A store manager said a customer was refusing to leave.

8/20 10:53 p.m. A man said someone threatened to shoot him and his brother Taser gun.

8/21 7:54 p.m. Teens were seen in a vehicle with water bottles that appeared to contain wine.


8/17 10:48 a.m. A hit-and-run accident was reported at the 3600 block of Landis Street.

8/17 4:24 p.m. A vehicle was struck in the parking lot at Safeway.

8/17 9:18 p.m. A hit-and-run accident was reported near the 6000 block of Failing Street.

8/19 6:33 a.m. Two vehicles collided near Interstate 205 and Highway 43.

8/19 2:29 p.m. Two vehicles collided near Skyline Drive and West A Street.

8/20 11:34 a.m. An accident was reported near the 3800 block of Wellington Court.

8/20 5:06 p.m. A hit-and-run accident was reported near Interstate 205 and Highway 43.


8/14 9:42 a.m. A caller said someone opened a PGE account in her name, and the account was overdue.

8/17 7:19 p.m. A caller received a fraudulent bill from Comcast.

8/18 4:08 p.m. A man said his ex-wife reactivated his cell phone account and used it to pay for hers.


8/16 4:03 p.m. A hammock and its stand, a bench and a bird bath were stolen from a yard overnight.

8/18 7:26 p.m. A driver left without paying for gas at Astro Station.

8/19 10:35 a.m. A statue was stolen from a front yard near the Barrington Heights area.


8/15 3:25 p.m. A caller was concerned that a dog was choking itself on a leash. The dog was fine.

8/18 5:48 p.m. Goats were tied up in a yard and did not appear to have water. They did.

8/21 10:42 a.m. Baby ducks appeared to be stuck in a creek.