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

Authorities recently filed reports on the following incidents:


5/26 10:20 a.m. A vehicle was stolen near the 1100 block of 12th Street.

5/27 9:38 a.m. A theft was reported at Safeway on Salamo Road.

5/28 12:07 p.m. A theft was reported in the Hidden Springs area.

5/29 8:14 a.m. A burglar entered a home through

the cat door and stole various items, including a White Mongoose style bicycle.

5/29 1:29 p.m. A shoplifter was apprehended at Market of Choice on Hood Street.


5/26 3:36 a.m. A traffic accident occurred near the 10th Street exit on Southbound Interstate 205.

5/26 10:27 a.m. A traffic accident occurred at the intersection of Bland Circle and Salamo Road.


5/24 10:51 a.m. The prospective buyer of a used 2005 Ford Mustang was worried it was “too good of a deal” and wanted an officer to confirm the car wasn’t stolen. He ultimately bought the car, but forgot to cancel the police call.

5/24 12:42 p.m. A woman said her daughter was confronted by a woman who said she was driving too fast.

5/24 1:33 p.m. Two men were suspected to be shooting BB guns at geese near the 800 block of Willamette Falls Drive.

5/24 3:52 p.m. Two men who “didn’t belong” were spotted near Michael Drive and Ostman Road. They were helping a woman move.

5/24 4:44 p.m. People were seen looking in the windows of a vacant home near the 1400 block of Rosemarie Drive. They were looking to see if they wanted to buy the house.

5/24 4:55 p.m. A man yelled in a woman’s face and told her she “got his kid taken away.”

5/24 5:34 p.m. A suspicious driver was pulling up to other cards and looking in their windows.

5/24 5:40 p.m. A caller said her parents would not let her see her boyfriend and had kept her in the house all day. Police contacted her mother, who confirmed she was grounded.

5/24 7:41 p.m. Two men were seen crawling into a window of a vacant house near the 3300 block of Quail Ridge Court.

5/24 8:41 p.m. Suspicious looking people were seen rummaging through recycling bins near the Bolton Fire Station.

5/24 8:48 p.m. Teens with skateboards were “possibly” drinking and smoking near the 3400 block of Parker Road.

5/24 A woman said a student pulled a small pocket knife on her child while at Willamette Primary School.

5/24 9:56 p.m. A man who refused to leave the West Linn Saloon was staring at people in a strange manner and saying he was a good person who does not do bad things. He left before officers arrived.

5/24 10:35 p.m. A woman said teens were trying to take her picture and harassing her.

5/25 11:48 a.m. A man at a Chevron station near the 2100 block of 8th Court bought a Mike’s Hard Lemonade, then poured it into a Gatorade Container and drove away.

5/25 1:55 p.m. A woman said she saw a driver smoking a “drug type pipe” while driving on Southbound Interstate 205.

5/25 7:16 p.m. Teens were smoking, being loud and cursing under the shelter area at Tanner Creek Park.

5/25 10:27 p.m. A driver was drinking a beer while getting gas at the Chevron Station near the 2100 block of 8th Court.

5/26 2:10 a.m. A person was trying to break in through the back door of a home near the 3400 block of Riverknoll Way.

5/26 8:47 a.m. An anonymous tipster reported that there was no toilet paper or paper towels at a restroom at Mary S. Young Park.

5/26 4:08 p.m. A resident heard glass breaking near the 1400 block of Rosemarie Drive.

5/26 4:43 p.m. A woman had received three phone calls within 15 minutes from a subject who was “being mean” and acting “really weird.”

5/26 8:00 p.m. A woman was heard screaming near the 6500 block of Failing Street.

5/26 10:02 p.m. A caller said a man was claiming to need help and couldn’t find his home.

5/27 8:41 a.m. A man received two calls from a private number, during which nothing was said on the other line.

5/27 9:56 a.m. A woman had a fight with her daughter while driving, during which the daughter threw water on her. The mother then kicked her daughter out of the car and went to the police.

5/27 12:25 p.m. A man received a phone call from a man who said he had a warrant for his arrest and it needed to be dealt with immediately.

5/28 1:27 p.m. An elderly man was forced to pour out a bottle of vodka that he opened after leaving a liquor store.

5/28 2:53 p.m. A suspicious looking vehicle was seen leaving the area near Brandon Place and Dollar Street.

5/29 2:29 a.m. A suspicious looking person was going through dumpsters near the 5000 block of Broadway Street. The person was collecting cans.

5/29 5:59 a.m. A resident was upset about noise from the loading dock at Market of Choice on Hood Street.

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