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
8/31 8:04 a.m. A man was yelling at himself and students near the 5400 block of West A Street.
8/31 8:45 a.m. A suspicious looking person appeared to be sleeping in a car near the 1500 block of Lewis Street.
8/31 10:53 a.m. A sex crime involving a juvenile was reported.
8/31 1:57 p.m. A man was "acting odd," crouching and stumbling while looking in car windows near 6th Street and Willamette Falls Drive.
8/31 3:20 p.m. A suspicious looking man was stumbling around in the middle of the street near the 1400 block of 12th Street.
8/31 4:59 p.m. A suspicious looking man was seen near the 1400 block of 12th Street.
8/31 5:03 p.m. A caller said she saw handgun in the backseat of a car near the 3400 block of Parker Road.
8/31 5:30 p.m. A caller said a man was selling drugs in West Linn.
8/31 6:30 p.m. A suspicious looking person was "lingering" near a truck near the 1800 block of 4th Avenue.
8/31 8:32 p.m. A caller said a woman was yelling at her and trying to run her off the road near Interstate 205 and 10th Street.
9/1 6:24 p.m. A caller said her neighbor was spraying a chemical and it was making her sick near the 2300 block of 5th Avenue.
9/1 7:26 p.m. A caller heard two men swearing and said it sounded like something was being hit.
9/1 9:56 p.m. A resident said a woman called her phone and said her dad died. It seemed to be the wrong number but the person kept calling back and getting "more hysterical."
9/2 1:04 a.m. A caller said someone was walking in her yard near the 1400 block of Village Park Place and it was possibly her ex, who she had a restraining order against.
9/3 6:00 a.m. A resident said he received 5 calls from a restricted number and then someone rang his doorbell five times near the 22200 block of Skyview Drive.
9/3 9:45 a.m. A caller said she noticed a float plane landing at a high rate of speed and meeting with the same boat several times a week near the 4600 block of Elmran Drive.
9/4 11:08 a.m. A person was sleeping in a vehicle near the 2800 block of White Salmon Court.
9/5 7:55 a.m. A suspicious looking person was yelling at people near the 4600 block of Bittner Street.
9/5 8:15 a.m. A caller believed someone sprayed chemicals on her corn near the 19400 block of Hidden Springs Road.
9/5 8:55 a.m. Harassment was reported near the 5400 block of West A Street.
9/5 10:11 a.m. A possible meth lab was reported.
9/5 11:35 a.m. A caller was suspicious after noticing a car that was occupied by a man and woman with the passenger door open, seats reclined and someone's foot on the dashboard near S. Woodbine Road and S. Grapevine Road.
9/5 6:45 p.m. A suspicious looking vehicle was seen near the 4800 block of Mill Street.
9/5 8:10 p.m. A caller smelled paint thinner and believed it was coming from a meth lab.
9/5 9:04 p.m. A caller said a young girl came to her door and said she was being followed by a white van with two men in it near the 2700 block of Ridge Lane.
9/6 3:59 p.m. A caller believed she saw a vehicle that was involved in a hit-and-run that was reported on the news.
9/6 7:41 p.m. A father and daughter got in a physical fight.
9/7 2:43 p.m. A transient person was sleeping in a park near the 1500 block of Lewis Street.
9/7 6:15 p.m. A suspicious looking person was standing on rocks near Interstate 205 and Willamette Drive.
9/7 7:25 p.m. A suspicious looking person was seen near the 19100 block of Willamette Drive.
9/7 8:06 p.m. A restraining order violation was reported.
9/7 8:49 p.m. A man and woman were fighting near the 1800 block of Willamette Falls Drive.
9/7 9:02 p.m. A caller said someone was harassing him about a car sale.
9/7 11:29 p.m. A man was hitchhiking near the 1500 block of Lewis Street.
8/31 6:04 p.m. A hit-and-run accident involving a street light was reported near Appaloosa Way and Palomino Way. No one was injured.
9/4 2:54 p.m. Two vehicles collided near the 22300 block of Willamette Drive. No one was injured.
9/5 8:28 a.m. An accident was reported near the 21500 block of Shannon Lane. No one was injured.
9/6 4:36 p.m. A hit-and-run accident was reported near the 1800 block of Willamette Falls Drive. No one was injured.
9/7 11:57 a.m. A hit-and-run accident was reported near the 2400 block of Snowberry Ridge Court. No one was injured.
8/31 12:52 p.m. A caller reported identification theft that took place in 2016.
9/4 6:35 p.m. A caller said Verizon contacted her and told her someone tried to place an order with her information.
9/7 3:43 p.m. A caller said she received a scam phone call from someone claiming to be a police officer and they had "too much information" on her.
9/7 8:56 p.m. A resident received a call from Harley Davidson about being pre-approved for a loan.
8/31 7:13 a.m. A vehicle was stolen near the 17900 block of Hillside Drive.
8/31 3:38 p.m. A caller said she received a package with a $699 phone she didn't order and her husband's Social Security number was used.
9/3 11:10 a.m. A caller said someone threw a mattress, fridge and trash in her dumpster near the 19500 block of Hidden Springs Road.
9/4 2:12 p.m. Jewelry valued at $10,000 was stolen from a home near the 1700 block of 6th Avenue.
9/5 9:29 a.m. Four children's bikes were stolen near the 2300 block of Margery Street.
9/6 8:21 a.m. A theft was reported at the 5400 block of West A Street.
9/7 1:25 p.m. A caller said he tried to use an REI gift card and the funds were gone.