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
8/11 11:31 a.m. A suspicious looking vehicle with its keys inside was parked near the 4300 block of Imperial Drive.
8/11 11:58 a.m. Suspicious looking men were seen talking to girls at a park near the 800 block of Willamette Falls Drive.
8/11 6:00 p.m. A loud bang was heard near the 2200 block of 5th Avenue.
8/11 9:44 p.m. A man said his girlfriend was drunk and kicked him in the crotch after being refused service at B.J. Willy's.
8/12 3:33 p.m. A screaming child was heard in the background as a caller described a woman who was "getting violent."
8/12 4:06 p.m. A caller reported the violation of a restraining order.
8/12 4:23 p.m. Two suspicious looking vehicles were seen near the 6200 block of Preakness Drive.
8/12 9:43 p.m. A man and woman were heard yelling at each other.
8/13 9:28 a.m. Broken pieces of asphalt were found on a car, which also had its windows scratched, near the 19500 block of Willamette Drive.
8/13 2:09 p.m. A caller believed someone had been trying to break into her house the last two nights near the 2500 block of Lancaster Street. She'd seen the door handles moving and her dog growled when it happened.
8/13 6:48 p.m. A man said he'd been advised by an officer to call if a certain person came into his store, so he was doing so.
8/13 7:48 p.m. A caller said someone was screaming into a microphone in a park near the 1100 block of 12th Street.
8/13 9:50 p.m. Vehicles and kids were seen going into a park after hours near the 1300 block of Buck Street.
8/14 4:44 p.m. A caller said his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend cut his tires.
8/14 5:12 p.m. A man said he fired an employee and that employee was making "lots of threats."
8/14 5:13 p.m. A resident said her ex-husband's wife was harassing her via text message.
8/14 7:51 p.m. A caller said her rear slider door was broken near the 20000 block of Hoodview Court.
8/15 6:04 a.m. A bag of "something white," possibly drugs, was seen near Valley View Drive and Woodhaven Court.
8/15 1:11 p.m. A caller said her ex-husband's wife was harassing her by text.
8/15 4:23 p.m. Someone was seen "getting high" near the 22000 block of Salamo Road.
8/15 9:51 p.m. A caller said a neighbor threatened her after their kids had a fight.
8/15 11:42 p.m. A caller said she was receiving "erratic" texts from her ex-husband.
8/17 7:21 a.m. Construction equipment was sprayed with profanity and anarchy symbols near Roxbury Drive and Heron Drive.
8/17 9:22 p.m. Teens were smoking marijuana near the 2300 block of Oxford Street.
8/11 12:52 p.m. An accident was reported on the highway. An injury was reported.
8/11 7:34 p.m. A hit-and-run accident was reported near the 4100 block of Imperial Drive. No one was injured.
8/12 12:07 p.m. An accident was reported near Interstate 205 and Willamette Drive. An injury was reported.
8/12 6:41 p.m. An accident was reported near West Bluff Drive and Day Road. An injury was reported.
8/13 8:29 a.m. A hit-and-run accident was reported near the 19100 block of Willamette Drive. No one was injured.
8/13 11:33 a.m. An accident was reported near Interstate 205 and 10th Street. An injury was reported.
8/15 9:01 a.m. Three vehicles collided near Interstate 205 and 10th Street. No one was injured.
8/15 1:53 p.m. A hit-and-run accident was reported near the 22300 block of Skyview Drive.
8/15 5:21 p.m. An accident was reported near the 22800 block of Willamette Drive. An injury was reported.
8/17 2:49 p.m. An accident was reported near the 19100 block of Willamette Drive. An injury was reported.
8/17 11:05 p.m. Two vehicles collided near Interstate 205 and 10th Street. No one was injured.
8/13 8:08 a.m. A fraudulent call was reported.
8/13 2:30 p.m. A resident said she was scammed on craigslist.
8/14 11:43 a.m. A caller said she provided gift cards to a scammer who claimed to be from the IRS.
8/15 8:08 a.m. A caller found fraudulent charges on her credit card.
8/15 9:50 a.m. A caller said someone used her Social Security number to open a Verizon account.