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

Authorities recently filed reports on the following incidents.

Note to readers: This is an abridged version of the West Linn police log. For the full log, including arrests, please see the print edition of your local newspaper.


5/21 10:56 a.m.; A woman reported that someone had taken one of her checks and cashed it for $650. Advice and options were given.


5/20 11:26 a.m.; A Shindaiwa commercial-grade string trimmer was stolen from a vehicle between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. at the 1500 block of Rosemont Road.

5/22 3:27 p.m.; A bench bolted down in front of the Willamette General Store was reported missing.

5/23 10:54 a.m.; An iPod Touch, missing since 7:15 a.m., was recovered at West Linn High School.


5/22 8:28 p.m.; A caller reported that a white Dodge Ram tailgated and forced him off the road on I-205 at the viewpoint.

5/22 8:45 p.m.; A male caller reported an angry encounter with a man near the ATM at Wells Fargo Bank on Willamette Drive. The man's wife had high-centered their car, and, after spotting the caller laughing and taking a photo of the mishap, he threatened to punch him.

5/23 4:41 p.m.; A hit-and-run, non-injury accident occurred in the McDonald's parking lot when a driver backed into a parked car. Officers contacted all parties.


5/21 6:37 p.m.; A caller was howling mad at skateboarders who had been barking like dogs and used foul language when he'd asked them to stop on Saddle Court.

5/21 6:41 p.m.; A caller requested police contact a man on Saddle Court who had yelled and sworn at him and friends for skateboarding. Advice and options were given.

5/22 11:02 p.m.; A patron of the West Linn Saloon was hit in the face by another customer. Police gave courtesy rides home to both parties to restore peace.

5/23 9:18 a.m.; Citizens found a bullet lodged in their back exterior wall on Saturday and didn't know how long it had been there. Officers responded and found a .40 caliber, hollow-point handgun bullet embedded in the siding.

5/24 6:07 p.m.; Extra patrols were requested by a parent who was concerned about their daughter's ex-boyfriend and his history of anger issues.


5/20 10:30 a.m.; Advice was given to a caller complaining about a business she suspected was selling sick kittens. She had bought a kitten from the business three months ago.

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