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

Authorities recently filed reports on the following incidents:


7/4 10:51 a.m. A car drove away from the Astro Station on Willamette Drive without paying for gas.

7/4 9:46 p.m. Cash and an iPod Touch were stolen from a home in the Parker Crest area.

7/7 12:55 p.m. A shoplifter was apprehended at the Market of Choice on Hood Street.

7/7 1:51 p.m. A college class ring and men’s diamond ring were stolen from a home in the Bolton area.


7/9 5:09 p.m. A false prescription request was filed at Safeway on Salamo Road.


7/4 11:42 p.m. A vehicle hit a tree near Greene Street and Salamo Road.

7/7 5:27 p.m. A traffic accident occurred at the 4900 block of Willamette Falls Drive.

7/8 3:17 p.m. Two vehicles collided near 10th Street and Interstate 205.

7/9 2:47 p.m. An accident occurred 10th Street near Interstate 205.


7/2 4:24 p.m. Drivers were seen doing “cookies” in the parking lot at Mary S. Young Park.

7/2 6:13 p.m. Two teens were in a fight at Willamette Park, leaving one with a swollen eye. Charges were not pursued.

7/2 8:15 p.m. A juvenile was seen climbing a crane at the water treatment plant on Kenthorpe Way.

7/2 8:43 p.m. Roughhousing outside the Essence of China restaurant resulted in a broken window.

7/2 9:03 p.m. A “possibly drunk” subject was walking down Lancaster Street. Officers determined he was not drunk.

7/3 4:16 p.m. Officers were asked to check a location for a man who left the scene of an accident and had possibly been stabbed by his wife. They were unable to locate the man.

7/3 4:24 p.m. A woman was suspicious when her neighbor invited her son and another boy into her home to “look at paint colors.”

7/3 5:24 p.m. A suspicious vehicle was parked at Palomino Park for one hour.

7/3 7:02 p.m. A tipster reported hearing fireworks or gunshots near the 2100 block of Hammerle Street.

7/3 7:28 p.m. Fireworks were heard near the 22300 block of Clark Street.

7/3 9:04 p.m. A caller suspected drug trade after witnessing the exchange of money and a bag near Safeway on Salamo Road.

7/3 9:20 p.m. Fireworks were heard near Trillium Creek Primary School.

7/3 9:36 p.m. A woman said her husband was missing and hadn’t been heard from since June 30.

7/3 10:05 p.m. Loud music was heard near Cornwall Street and Warwick Street.

7/3 10:22 p.m. Illegal fireworks were reported near Carriage Way and Sun Circle.

7/4 2:51 a.m. A resident was concerned that his girlfriend took a bottle of unknown RX medication. She had taken heavy sleep medications and was okay.

7/4 7:02 a.m. A woman said her mom took her pain medications and they were now in a verbal fight.

7/4 8:33 a.m. A woman said she was assaulted by her boyfriend. She had a swollen face and possibly broke her foot. The boyfriend was later taken into custody.

7/4 9:27 a.m. A woman said that the night before, a neighbor was lighting off large “shake the house” fireworks.

7/4 10:16 a.m. A man said a tow truck was at his home trying to repossess his car. The truck eventually left.

7/4 1:43 p.m. A man said a suspicious looking teen was walking down the street with a hand gun. Officers were unable to locate the teen.

7/4 6:18 p.m. A man said two juveniles urinated in his yard and told him they were drunk.

7/4 8:41 p.m. A person was seen riding a bicycle on the freeway.

7/4 8:46 p.m. Loud fireworks were heard near Renaissance Court and Summit Street.

7/4 9:00 p.m. Mortar fireworks were reported near Blankenship Road and Tannler Drive. Officers found only legal fireworks.

7/4 9:29 p.m. One person threatened to harm another person at Willamette Park.

7/4 10:25 p.m. Officers warned a group of people about illegal fireworks.

7/4 10:30 p.m. Paper fire balloons were seen floating over a home near the 1500 block of Burns Street.

7/4 10:35 p.m. A caller said kids were in a pool after hours near the 3400 block of Chaparrel Drive.

7/4 11:58 p.m. Juveniles were throwing and rolling fireworks down a hill near the 1200 block of 9th Street.

7/5 11:09 a.m. A man said he was in a dispute with a woman about her dog being off leash. The woman threatened to “F” him up if he touched her dog.

7/5 1:33 p.m. A man found a pack of ID and credit cards near the 22800 block of Willamette Drive.

7/5 2:36 p.m. A man almost fell into traffic and appeared to be very drunk while crossing the bridge into Oregon City.

7/6 8:37 a.m. Four subjects were camping illegally at Swiftshore Park.

7/6 1:41 p.m. A man found a live 20 gauge shotgun shell round in the dirt near Kapteyns Street and Valley View Drive.

7/6 4:19 p.m. Juveniles were smoking marijuana out of a bong on the boat ramp at Willamette Park.

7/6 5:49 p.m. A man said a business partner broke into his home and stayed there, but did not take anything.

7/6 7:34 p.m. A man said an unknown subject dumped garbage onto his property.

7/6 8:37 p.m. Possible drug activity was reported near Marylhurst Drive and Upper Midhill Drive.

7/6 9:51 p.m. A woman said she was having issues with a neighbor due to firework use, and that the neighbor cursed at her in front of her children.

7/6 10:02 p.m. A caller said her mother choked her and tried to take her iPad. Officers determined there was no crime.

7/6 11:20 p.m. A woman said someone followed her home.

7/7 8:21 a.m. A woman said her ex-boyfriend was refusing to leave her home.

7/7 8:53 a.m. Three people were camping illegally in Swiftshore Park.

7/7 11:20 a.m. The front door at Ameriprise Financial on Holly Street was open and an alarm was going off.

7/7 3:01 p.m. A suspicious caller who claimed to be from Microsoft told a woman that there was a problem with her computer and they needed access to it.

7/7 5:02 p.m. A woman said two subjects who had been asked to leave her property were trespassing again.

7/7 9:58 p.m. A woman asked for officers to check her home after she went to set her alarm and the garage door opened.

7/8 12:42 a.m. A resident heard shots in the area near the 20300 block of Hoodview Avenue, then saw a vehicle drive away speeding.

7/8 12:56 a.m. The resident who called about shots in the area said the responding officer did not go far enough.

7/8 3:46 a.m. Two juveniles walking on Pimlico Drive “appeared too young to be out.”

7/8 11:19 a.m. A woman said her vehicle had been entered overnight, but nothing was taken. The door and truck were left open.

7/8 12:28 p.m. A man asked for extra patrols at the Willamette Boat Ramp after witnessing a group of kids throw a garbage can in the river.

7/8 2:57 p.m. A woman said her 18-year old son was near Bittner Street and Oxford Street when a resident said “You better not touch my friend again.”

7/8 6:02 p.m. A man said he was riding his bicycle when a teens in a car began pacing around him and yelling slurs. The teens were warned for disorderly conduct.

7/8 8:51 p.m. A woman was concerned that a water meter leak at her home was the result of vandalism, but police determined the cause to be a broken pipe.

7/8 9:36 p.m. Five males were mooning traffic near Clark Street and Skyline Drive.

7/9 10:55 a.m. A man received a call from someone claiming to be his grandson and in need of bail money. The man said he did not have a grandson.

7/9 1:19 p.m. Suspicious solicitors were going door to door selling road repairs near the 4000 block of Elmran Drive.

7/9 2:26 p.m. A caller was concerned about the welfare of neighbors who had not been seen for two days.

7/9 4:15 p.m. A suspicious looking vehicle was parked on the wrong side of the road with a woman in the front seat near the 2100 block of River Heights Circle.

7/9 6:24 p.m. A suspicious buggy was parked with open doors and an open truck for 90 minutes.

7/9 7:05 p.m. A backpack leaf blower was found stashed in the bushes at Willamette Park.

7/9 10:07 p.m. Loud noises from an air conditioner were reported near Hidden Springs Road and Willamette Drive. Officers could hear only “the faint sound of a fan” in the area.


6/30 7:46 a.m. A female deer with a broken leg was seen with two babies following her near Blankenship Road and Tannler Drive.

7/3 5:20 a.m. A woman found two raccoons in her home. The raccoons had entered through a back door and exited when people came downstairs.

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