Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the West Linn Police Department. Authorities recently filed reports on the following incidents:
LIFE IN WEST LINN
5/7 7:54 a.m. Someone was sleeping in a car near the 19900 block of Derby Street.
5/7 8:16 a.m. A suspicious looking vehicle was seen in a parking lot near the 19400 block of Willamette Drive.
5/7 12:27 p.m. A caller was concerned about a woman with a child who was "begging" outside the post office.
5/7 2:01 p.m. A man was acting "very erratic" near the 20200 block of Willamette Drive.
5/7 2:04 p.m. Kids dressed in black were "trashing equipment" that belonged to water skiers near Volpp Street and 9th Street.
5/7 3:02 p.m. A man said a neighbor was letting his dog out and allowing it to "do its business wherever it wants" near the 20300 block of Noble Lane.
5/7 3:23 p.m. A caller said a man approached her at a gas station and said "Tell me your name and I might give you gas. No, never mind, I won't give you gas, give me your card now." She gave him the card, thinking he was joking, then he gave the card back and started yelling at her about why she didn't fix the pump.
5/7 5:56 p.m. A man said he heard that transients who lived under a bridge were jumping a fence to stay in the backyard of a home he was renting out near the 5200 block of Broadway Street.
5/7 6:42 p.m. A man yelled at kids and smashed a glass bottle near the 3400 block of Parker Road.
5/7 7:34 p.m. A caller heard yelling coming from the backyard of a house near Pimlico Drive and Santa Anita Drive.
5/7 8:11 p.m. A man had his pants unzipped and his hand inside the pants near the 1100 block of 12th Street.
5/8 6:58 a.m. A caller said she'd been smelling a "very large" dead skunk for four days.
5/8 9:45 a.m. An employee was suspicious after a man called a school and asked to speak with a teacher.
5/8 5:30 p.m. A caller said the woman living in a garage across the street was using the space as a "porn room."
5/9 3:54 p.m. Kids were riding skateboards and not wearing protective gear near Burns Street and Willamette Drive.
5/9 3:58 p.m. A suspicious looking vehicle was doing loops around a neighborhood near the 2600 block of Rainier Place.
5/9 5:37 p.m. A caller said she had a history of issues with a neighbor's dog, and that she felt threatened after the neighbor said rude things to her.
5/10 10:14 a.m. A caller said she saw a disheveled looking man going through her garbage near the 22000 block of Chelan Loop.
5/10 12:25 p.m. A person was seen going through garbage cans near the 2200 block of Rogue Way.
5/10 12:43 p.m. A caller wished to speak with an officer about a neighbor who had a history of fixing cars at night and parking in the grass.
5/10 10:54 p.m. A caller said he saw an intoxicated man on the ground near the 2200 block of 5th Avenue and that the person was "talking creepy" to him and made sexual advances.
5/11 9:07 a.m. Teens were seen smoking marijuana near the 1900 block of Rockridge Drive.
5/11 2:45 p.m. A caller said a neighbor was renting out a sex room and that the men who used it stared at her.
5/11 7:20 p.m. A suspicious looking person was seen near the 2200 block of Sylvan Way.
5/11 11:29 p.m. A suspicious looking vehicle had been running for several hours near the 1600 block of 5th Avenue.
5/7 4:16 p.m. A truck hit a canopy near the 22300 block of Willamette Drive. No one was injured.
5/8 7:03 p.m. A hit-and-run accident was reported near the 5400 block of West A Street. No one was injured.
5/9 9:20 p.m. An accident was reported near Parker Road and Salamo Road. No one was injured.
5/7 10:00 a.m. Fraudulent charges were found on a debit card.
5/7 4:18 p.m. A caller said her cousin and the cousin's boyfriend were using her address to get benefits.
5/8 10:43 a.m. A resident said she received a scam phone call about being in trouble for not going to jury duty. The person who called her knew where she lived and what kind of car she drove.
5/10 9:29 a.m. A package was reported stolen near the 1200 block of Willamette Falls Drive.
5/10 1:45 p.m. A possibly intoxicated person left without paying for gas near the 2100 block of 8th Court.