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

Authorities recently filed reports on the following incidents:


2/4 12:37 p.m. A ladder valued at $300 and a toolbox with tools valued at $1,000 were taken from a garage in the 2500 block of Pimlico Drive.


1/31 11:37 a.m. A theft of products was reported at Market of Choice.

1/31 1:19 p.m. A former employee is accused of stealing money from a business in the 4000 block of Robin Place.

1/31 8:09 p.m. A liquor store employee suspected a theft occurred when a man left with something in his hand.

2/1 2:07 p.m. A theft was reported at West Linn High School.

2/6 12:21 p.m. A skateboarding thief made off with some beer from Safeway.

2/6 1:09 p.m. A decal valued at $41 was stolen from a vehicle in the 1700 block of Blankenship Road.


1/31 12:32 p.m. A vehicle drove onto a yard and damaged a fence in the 2300 block of Fifth Avenue.

2/2 7:58 p.m. A freeway fender-bender occurred and both parties safely arrived in the 2000 block of Eighth Avenue to exchange information.

2/3 4:03 p.m. An accident was reported at West A Street and Highway 43.

2/5 3:06 p.m. A license plate was stolen off a vehicle at West Linn High School.

2/5 5:50 p.m. A motorcycle with its rider went off the road at Fields Bridge Park.

2/6 3:44 p.m. A driver confessed to knocking over a speed limit sign with a vehicle at Dillow Drive and Failing Street.

2/6 3:59 p.m. Three vehicles were involved in an accident at Hidden Springs Road and Oak Tree Court.

2/6 4:55 p.m. An accident was reported at Willamette Drive and Willamette Falls Drive.

2/6 5:13 p.m. A vehicle slid into a stop sign at Blankenship and Debok roads, knocked it over and then left.

2/6 6:20 p.m. A vehicle hit a parked car in the 5400 block of West A Street.

2/6 8:43 p.m. A car crash happened in the 19600 block of Hidden Springs Road.


2/4 3:14 p.m. Two bank accounts were compromised in the 5000 block of Summit Street. Loss is estimated at $3,000.

2/6 3:22 p.m. An accident was reported on northbound I-205 near 10th Street.


1/31 9:08 a.m. A homeless-looking man walked away from a shopping cart filled with items near Pimlico and Willamette drives.

1/31 1:30 p.m. A subject seemed to be spraying graffiti (“or possibly taking pictures”) near Dollar Street and Willamette Falls Drive.

1/31 4:28 p.m. A vehicle stolen from West Linn was recovered in Cornelius.

1/31 6:42 p.m. Subjects knocked on a door in the 3900 block of Kenthorpe way and asked for money “due to hard times.”

2/1 1:06 p.m. Someone rifled through a vehicle in the 19200 block of Willamette Drive.

2/1 8:15 p.m. A terminated employee was “making a scene” at Lil’ Cooperstown.

2/2 5:05 p.m. A man was in a parked running vehicle for more than two hours near Hoodview Avenue and Salamo Road, and it was “weird.”

2/3 8:35 a.m. A man in the 2200 block of Fifth Avenue is accusing a neighbor of stalking him.

2/3 10:22 a.m. A vehicle was egged in the 21100 block of Zeus Drive.

2/3 3:26 p.m. A home and vehicle were egged in the 2100 block of Crestview Drive.

2/3 9:15 p.m. A teenager was running into the street and waving her arms in the 4000 block of Willamette Falls Drive.

2/4 12:35 p.m. A Tupperware container wrapped in camo duct tape found at Wilderness Park was just a geo cache.

2/4 12:42 p.m. A stolen vehicle was recovered in the 2400 block of Southslope Way.

2/4 4:40 p.m. A lost-looking woman with a red umbrella pacing near Blankenship and Debok roads was in search of a bus stop.

2/4 9:11 p.m. Someone was riding a motorcycle through the wooded area near Dollar Street and River Heights Circle.

2/4 9:22 p.m. Loud construction was disturbing near Holly Street and Willamette Drive.

2/4 10:44 p.m. Suspected drunk people were getting in and out of vehicles and revving engines in the 3800 block of Calaroga Drive. It was the homeowners moving cars.

2/5 8:16 p.m. Thieves were suspected in the 1300 block of Ninth Street when two subjects with flashlights walked by.

2/6 2:59 p.m. Two subjects in the back of a vehicle at Fields Bridge Park were asked to move along.

2/6 4:07 a.m. A man called police saying his “toes are frozen.” Police found the man and he was transported by ambulance.


2/6 10:11 p.m. Two coyotes spotted near Ostman Road and Willamette Drive were heading toward town.

2/7 2:15 a.m. A barking Chihuahua showed up at the front door of a home in the 1700 block of Eighth Avenue.

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