Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the West Linn Police Department. Authorities recently filed reports on the following incidents:
8/20 7:53 p.m. A man was lodged for failure to appear-providing false information.
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8/18 11:27 p.m. Pounding and screeching noises were heard near the 2100 block of Sunset Avenue.
8/19 7:21 a.m. A suspicious looking vehicle with someone possibly sleeping in it was seen near the 1100 block of 12th Street.
8/19 10:42 a.m. A man said his tire was slashed near the 1200 block of 13th Street.
8/19 9:04 p.m. Someone was possibly smoking crack with a child in the back seat of a car near the 2100 block of 8th Court.
8/19 9:22 p.m. Kids were seen "chugging beer" near a play structure around the 3400 block of Parker Road.
8/19 10:11 p.m. A caller said she heard third hand that someone with a gun was knocking on doors and asking for money near the 6700 block of Apollo Road.
8/19 10:51 p.m. A possible drunk driver was "hollering outside the window and blasting loud music" near the 2100 block of 8th Court.
8/20 7:28 a.m. Bags of flour were found on a car's hood and the car was also scratched near the 20500 block of Noble Lane.
8/20 12:19 p.m. A restraining order was violated.
8/20 2:43 p.m. A resident said she received threatening voice messages after calling back a phone scammer who claimed to be from the IRS.
8/20 3:40 p.m. A couple was "being a little too PG-13" near the 1700 block of Carriage Way.
8/21 9:17 a.m. A suspicious looking vehicle was driving on the shoulder of a road and missing a wheel with the back window blown out.
8/21 11:45 a.m. A caller said he was receiving threatening text messages.
8/21 7:03 p.m. A caller said he saw a man with his pants down as he exited the freeway and that he saw the man's penis.
8/21 8:16 p.m. A fight was reported near the 2400 block of Tipperary Court.
8/21 9:25 p.m. A suspicious looking man was saying that he "wanted to get to Amtrak" near the 1800 block of Blankenship Road.
8/21 11:37 p.m. A caller was frightened after hearing car doors and seeing lights in a park near the 1800 block of Valley View Drive.
8/22 8:06 a.m. A suspicious looking man was walking around with no shoes near Pimlico Drive and Club House Circle.
8/22 12:06 p.m. A caller said someone told her they were being followed by a coyote near the 3400 block of Vista Ridge Drive.
8/22 2:40 p.m. A caller was concerned about the well-being of three dogs who were being walked near the 800 block of Alicia Court, believing it was too hot for them.
8/22 3:39 p.m. A suspicious looking person was drinking from a bottle of alcohol near Club House Circle and Pimlico Drive.
8/22 8:35 p.m. A woman fell out of a car and was hit several times by a man.
8/23 5:46 a.m. A suspicious looking U-Haul truck was parked near the 2000 block of Ostman Road.
8/23 8:45 a.m. Three 11-year-olds reportedly beat up another 11-year-old near the 1800 block of 8th Avenue.
8/23 10:38 a.m. A caller said someone was threatening to kill her with a gun.
8/23 12:29p.m. A caller said she heard her boyfriend was arrested and she wanted to know where her car was.
8/23 3:50 p.m. Juveniles were going up and down the street on a motorized scooter near the 4100 block of Imperial Drive.
8/20 8:40 a.m. An accident was reported near the 1500 block of Sunset Avenue. No one was injured.
8/23 8:33 a.m. An accident was reported near Interstate 205 and Willamette Drive. No one was injured.
8/19 1:27 p.m. Someone's credit card number was used to make an online purchase.
8/20 1:21 p.m. A caller lost $300 in an ATM card skimming scheme.
8/22 11:44 a.m. Identity theft was reported.
8/22 1:59 p.m. Identity theft was reported.
8/22 2:36 p.m. A caller was concerned after giving her address to someone who told her they were from the IRS.
8/23 1:55 p.m. $1,400 was reported stolen from ATMs.
8/18 4:52 p.m. A theft was reported near the 1700 block of Blankenship Road.
8/21 7:33 a.m. Cans were stolen from a porch near the 1800 block of Lewthwaite Street.
8/23 9:08 a.m. A vehicle was stolen near the 2200 block of Parkview Court.
8/23 12:08 p.m. Spare change was stolen from a vehicle near the 2200 block of Parkview Court.