Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the Sandy Police Department. Police recently filed reports on the following incidents:


4:19 p.m. July 29; Nathaniel J. Flynn, 34, of Boring was arrested at a vehicle stop near Langensand Road and McCormick Drive under suspicion of possession of an opium derivative and methamphetamine. He was lodged in the Clackamas County Jail on $30,000 bail.

3:05 a.m. Aug. 1; Christopher L. Herl, 27, of Sandy was arrested at a residence in the 37900 block of Highway 26 under suspicion of menacing. He was lodged in the Clackamas County Jail on $5,000 bail.

5:12 p.m. Aug. 4; Dillon A. Brady, 20, of Canby was arrested near Langensand and Dubarko roads under suspicion of not reporting his address as a sex offender. He also was cited for riding an ATV on city streets without a valid license, making an improper U-turn, and riding without a helmet. Initially, he had been reported speeding through the neighborhood. He was lodged in the Clackamas County Jail on $15,000 bail.


2:03 a.m. Aug. 4; Gary M. Lassich, 52, of Poulsbo, Wash., was arrested near Strauss Avenue and Pioneer Boulevard under suspicion of driving while intoxicated. He also was cited for possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana and for running a red light. He was transported to the Clackamas County Jail, where he was cited and later released.


3:17 p.m. July 31; Meric B. Weir, 23, of Boring was cited and released near Marcy Street and Bluff Road, accused of driving with a suspended driver’s license, having no liability insurance and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. The vehicle was towed.

10:19 p.m. July 31; Christopher M. Calabrese, 31, of Santee, Calif., was cited and released in the 38400 block of Proctor Boulevard, accused of driving with a suspended driver’s license and having no liability insurance. The vehicle was towed.


4 p.m. July 31; Kellina A. Ramirez, 31, of Sandy was arrested in the 39800 block of Pleasant Street on three Clackamas County warrants for possession of heroin, endangering the welfare of a child and failure to appear. She was lodged in the Clackamas County Jail without bail.

4:28 p.m. Aug. 1; Christopher E. Bergamini, 36, of Sandy was arrested near Proctor Boulevard and Beers Avenue on a Clackamas County warrant for a parole violation. He was lodged in the Clackamas County Jail without bail.

11:16 p.m. Aug. 3; Casey J. Joseph, 20, of Sandy was arrested in the 17300 block of University Avenue on Clackamas County warrants for failure to appear for theft and trespassing. He was lodged in the Clackamas County Jail on $15,000 bail.


8:39 p.m. July 17; a man living in the 39700 block of Wall Street reported that someone had driven a nail into the sidewall of a tire on his motorhome. Police promised increased patrols in his area.

2:40 p.m. July 29; a local resident reported that someone had placed graffiti and stripped bark from 10 trees near Jacoby Road and Trillium Avenue.


6:24 p.m. July 23; a 14-year-old girl, who lives on Gary Street, was reported as a runaway. The officer took information so he could send that information out on a national database, but by the time he was about to access the database, the girl’s mother called the officer and said the girl had returned home.


1:44 p.m. July 26; a man living in the 39400 block of Gary Street reported that a person he knows took a debit card from his mail and used it to make purchases worth several hundred dollars.

11:45 a.m. July 27; the owner of a business in the 37300 block of Ruben Lane reported that a utility trailer was stolen from the business during the night, two days earlier. There was no suspect information.

July 29 - Aug. 2; just in these five days, nearly a dozen Sandy residents reported that someone had used their debit/credit cards in other areas such as California, Florida, New Jersey and Utah to make multiple purchases. No suspects have been located yet. The Secret Services is assisting in the investigation.

1:09 p.m. Aug. 1; the owner of a residence in the 40800 block of Highway 26 reported that a known person took a bicycle and was later confronted. The man, from Boring, left the area in a pickup.

The bike owner later went to the truck and recovered the bike. Police are referring the suspect to the district attorney for theft charges.

2 p.m. Aug. 2; a man visiting the area from Amsterdam reported to police that he had taken a field hockey pack out of his car and left the pack on the sidewalk while the car was parked near a business near the library on Proctor Boulevard. When he returned to his vehicle, the pack was gone.

It contained his camera equipment and phone.

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