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

Authorities recently filed reports on the following incidents:


5/10 8:34 a.m. A wallet was stolen from a vehicle in the Hidden Springs area.

5/11 10:49 a.m. A cell phone, CDs, change and glasses were stolen from a vehicle in the Hidden Springs area.

5/12 7:38 a.m. A duffel bag containing workout clothes and jewelry was taken from an unlocked vehicle in the Hidden Springs area.

5/13 1:40 p.m. Loose change was taken from the ashtray of a vehicle in the Hidden Springs area.

5/15 8:57 a.m. A backpack, army combat uniform and army records were stolen from a vehicle near Tanner Creek Park.

5/16 5:04 p.m. A specialized motorized bike was stolen from a garage in the Savanna Oaks neighborhood.


5/11 1:22 p.m. A bus stop sign was hit and left in the middle of the roadway near Walling Circle and Willamette Drive.

5/13 3:31 p.m. Two vehicles collided near Bolton Primary School.

5/15 5:51 a.m. A vehicle was found in a ditch near the 3500 block of Willamette Falls Drive.

5/16 9:54 a.m. Two vehicles collided near Southbound Interstate 205 and Highway 43.


5/7 10:06 a.m. A customer said he would come back and pay for his gas, but never did.

5/7 10:53 a.m. A “newer” tire was found in the park near the 19900 block of Willamette Drive.

5/7 3:07 p.m. A woman’s estranged husband was driving very slowly outside her residence.

5/7 3:09 p.m. A school bus was blocked by landscapers who “refused to move.”

5/7 4:39 p.m. A resident found a bicycle at Willamette Park with a “free” sign on it. She wanted to be sure it wasn’t stolen.

5/7 7:07 p.m. A woman said a driver was tailgating her and flipping her off near Mapleton Drive and Willamette Drive.

5/7 9:32 p.m. A vehicle had been parked outside a residence for 30 minutes.

5/7 9:39 p.m. A very loud television could be heard from a neighbor’s home near the 1300 block of Stonehaven Drive. The neighbor accidentally had outside speakers turned on.

5/7 10:21 p.m. A resident’s daughter bought drugs at school and was packing while threatening to move away.

5/8 9:31 a.m. An unknown person placed a “No Parking” sign on a resident’s property. Police found it was not actually on the caller’s property.

5/8 9:32 a.m. A construction crew asked for a resident to call 911, but the resident was unsure why.

5/8 4:40 p.m. A vehicle was speeding and passing traffic in the middle of the street at Sunset Avenue and Willamette Falls Drive.

5/8 5:15 p.m. A semi-truck was parked on Jolie Point Road in a residential area.

5/9 4:17 a.m. Someone rang a door bell three times at the 1600 block of 16th Street.

5/9 4:41 p.m. A caller wished to speak with an officer about parenting options regarding a 17-year old son who wanted his “space.”

5/9 6:23 p.m. A reckless motorcyclist was swerving in and out of lanes on Southbound Interstate 205.

5/9 9:49 p.m. An unknown person was taking pictures of kids at the Safeway on Salamo Road.

5/10 2:25 p.m. A woman was heard screaming and crying. Officers determined she was on the phone.

5/10 5:41 p.m. A bag of credit cards and mail was found in a trash can in the Hidden Springs area.

5/10 5:42 p.m. A man may have been looking for a place to sleep for the night at Mary S. Young Park.

5/10 7:54 p.m. A woman at Fields Bridge Park said a foul ball smashed through the window of her white BMW. No one was taking responsibility, and parents were saying she should not have parked there.

5/10 8:17 p.m. A man was looking for advice about taking a Mother’s Day card to his ex, who had a restraining order against him.

5/10 9:09 p.m. A woman said her daughter’s boyfriend was harassing her and making threats. He lived next door and refused to leave.

5/11 12:48 a.m. A suspicious looking gold Sedan was seen with a woman lying down inside.

5/11 4:42 a.m. A woman was calling her dog too loudly.

5/11 10:03 a.m. A man said he was being harassed by his girlfriend’s mother.

5/11 12:58 p.m. A woman who lost her wallet, miscellaneous cards and cash said she may have left them on the roof of her car at Albertsons.

5/11 7:54 p.m. A renter was suspected to have teens living at a residence who were possibly using drugs.

5/11 11:02 p.m. Two teens on bicycles who were “not from around here” were seen with a six-pack of beer near Norfolk Street and Southslope Way.

5/12 12:00 a.m. A young man was sitting on the shoulder of Salamo Road in a “dangerous spot,” and was not trying to flag anyone down.

5/12 8:10 a.m. A resident had an ongoing problem with a barking dog for the last four years.

5/12 8:26 a.m. A black Range Rover was speeding and honking near the McDonald’s on the 18800 block of Willamette Drive. The caller said it is a daily occurrence.

5/12 9:57 a.m. Gym bags containing a wallet with credit cards were placed in a trash can in the Hidden Springs area.

5/12 10:20 a.m. A resident received a letter from a person claiming to want to buy their house.

5/12 11:16 p.m. A car, mailbox and paperbox were sprayed with graphite near the 6500 block of Palomino Way.

5/12 12:02 p.m. A resident believed that neighbors were smoking marijuana and possibly selling it while also having a party. The resident felt things were “way too quiet” there.

5/12 1:00 p.m. A driver was seen smoking marijuana or crack from a glass pipe while talking on a cell phone at a shopping center near 10th Street and Eighth Court.

5/12 1:50 p.m. A man said a person was “messing with his stuff” near the 4600 block of Riverview Avenue.

5/12 5:01 p.m. A man at Columbia Academy was knocking at the door and trying to get into the school.

5/12 5:48 p.m. A man said his roommate changed the lock and put his belongings in a box.

5/12 5:59 p.m. A man found a duffel bag with women’s clothing and miscellaneous costume jewelry in the bushes in the Hidden Springs area.

5/12 7:04 p.m. A suspicious-looking man was trying to get into the outgoing mailbox near the 20400 block of Hoodview Avenue. He said it was his mailbox and the key wasn’t working.

5/12 10:30 p.m. A man said he was told to be out of his home in 30 days, but now people had moved his items to his ex-girlfriend’s house.

5/13 6:23 a.m. A suspicious-looking person was walking around outside a vacant home for sale at the 2300 block of Rogue Way. It was a real estate employee.

5/13 8:30 a.m. A tipster said that for the past three days, a man and woman were parking at Palomino Park and leaving behind cigarette butts, bottle caps and used tampons.

5/15 6:02 p.m. A Harley motorcycle was seen driving in the middle of the road near the 4300 block of Willamette Falls Drive.

5/15 6:41 p.m. A resident saw an unknown person in her neighbor’s backyard.

5/15 8:13 p.m. A possible transient was seen in a pickup truck at Hammerle Park.

5/15 11:52 p.m. A pedestrian was afraid to continue walking in the area near the 4000 block of Willamette Falls Drive after motorcycle swerved at her twice.

5/16 11:18 a.m. Weed sprayer was dumped behind a home at the 1400 block of Village Park Place.

5/16 1:04 p.m. A woman was receiving scam phone calls from a person in Washington D.C. who claimed to be from the IRS.

5/16 2:38 p.m. Pots were moved around and broken on a front porch near the 4600 block of Riverview Avenue.

5/16 2:54 p.m. Someone was moving benches from a resident’s front yard and putting them in front of the door.

5/16 4:58 p.m. A briefcase on wheels was spotted under a covered bus shelter near the 5600 block of Hood Street.

5/16 9:30 p.m. A woman believed her ex-boyfriend took her recently purchased convertible. The ex-boyfriend confirmed that he had taken the vehicle and agreed to return it.

5/16 9:31 p.m. Teens were seen drinking at Tanner Creek Park.


5/12 10:59 a.m. A black Lab was laying in the middle of the street at the 2300 block of Taylor Drive.

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