Information for this column comes from Sandy Police Department public records. The Sandy Police Department provides service in Estacada. Officers recently filed reports on the following incidents.


Police took a runaway juvenile into protective custody on Friday, July 25. The juvenile had allegedly pushed his mother and ran away from her near South Broadway Street and West Second Avenue when she had tried to take him home. The juvenile was taken to the Clackamas County Juvenile Intake and Assessment Center and will be charged with harassment. He was later released to his mother.

John L. Audas, 26, of Estacada was arrested on Sunday, July 27, near Southwest Lake Shore Drive and Southwest Dogwood Street. Audas was allegedly found with an open container of alcohol and was arrested for violating his parole. He was lodged in the Clackamas County Jail without parole.


An officer was dispatched to the 700 block of Southeast Forest Glen Road around 6:48 p.m. Thursday, July 24, to investigate items found in the yard of a residence. The homeowners didn’t know how the items got there or who they belonged to.


An officer was dispatched to check on a man who had passed out in front of a bar on Wednesday, July 23. The officer found the man sitting on a sidewalk with his legs in the roadway at Southeast Fourth Avenue and Southeast Main Street. After noticing that the man was highly intoxicated and unable to care for himself, the officer detained the man and took him to the Hooper Detox Center.


On Tuesday, July 22, a man told police he had fallen into the river the evening before and sought medical attention at a hospital. When he returned to his campsite the next day all of his property was missing. An officer went to the campsite and spoke with the man’s camp partner. The officer found most of the man’s property except his wallet and his medication. The man’s camp partner said he thought the man had the wallet and medication on him when he fell into the river.

On Friday, July 25, a man called police about a deception in the sale of a motorcycle on Craigslist. Police contacted a suspect and returned the man’s money. No arrests were made, at the wish of the man whose money was returned.

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