Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the West Linn Police Department. Authorities recently filed reports on the following incidents:
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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.
9/8 4:16 p.m. A caller said suspicious looking people pulled up and offered cash for his car near the the 2200 block of Rogue Way. He said he would think about it, and they started looking around his garage.
9/8 6:00 p.m. Teens were seen smoking in a truck near the 22000 block of Salamo Road.
9/8 6:17 p.m. A caller said two men were driving house-to-house and asked to buy cars near River Heights Circle and Nicole Drive.
9/9 8:55 a.m. Graffiti was seen on a building near the 3400 block of Parker Road.
9/9 9:33 a.m. A caller saw a post on Facebook about police investigating a potential kidnapping involving a white van and wanted more information.
9/9 10:38 a.m. A woman said she received a threatening text from someone who was possibly associated with an abusive ex-boyfriend.
9/9 11:09 a.m. A caller had concerns about a Facebook post regarding an attempted kidnapping.
9/9 1:24 p.m. A suspicious looking van with blacked out windows was seen near Winkel Way and Maxfield Drive.
9/9 1:55 p.m. A man said he had camera footage of a white van that may have been associated with an attempted kidnapping.
9/9 5:41 p.m. The mother of the girl involved in the alleged kidnapping attempt wanted to discuss what actually happened.
9/9 6:58 p.m. A suspicious looking man was talking to himself and spit beer at someone near the 22000 block of Salamo Road.
9/9 7:10 p.m. A suspicious looking white van was seen near the 1400 block of 12th Street.
9/9 8:10 p.m. Abuse/neglect of a juvenile was reported.
9/9 8:54 p.m. Three people were possibly fighting near the 19700 block of Old River Drive.
9/10 7:44 a.m. Tigard Police spotted a white van that was possibly related to an attempted kidnapping that was reported in West Linn.
9/10 8:45 a.m. A vehicle was damaged near the 22300 block of Skyview Drive.
9/10 9:57 a.m. A white van was spotted near McVey Avenue and S State Street.
9/10 10:12 a.m. A white van was seen near S.W. Stafford Road and S. Rosemont Road.
9/10 11:09 a.m. A white van was seen near the 4100 block of Rosepark Drive and the driver left when he saw people taking down his license plate.
9/10 12:33 p.m. A suspicious looking vehicle with its hood open was seen near the 18700 block of Willamette Drive.
9/10 1:07 p.m. A white van was seen near the 18800 block of Willamette Drive.
9/10 1:26 p.m. A sex crime involving a juvenile was reported.
9/10 2:28 p.m. A student found a note in his locker that included a threat to shoot up the school.
9/10 4:59 p.m. A suspicious looking rusty white van was seen near Sussex Street and Sunset Avenue.
9/10 5:03 p.m. A rusty white van was seen near Coho Lane and Parker Road.
9/10 8:12 p.m. Two suspicious looking men were seen near S Rosemont Road and Bay Meadows Drive.
9/11 5:14 a.m. A suspicious looking person was seen near Killarney Drive and Debok Road.
9/11 7:56 a.m. A homeless person was sleeping on the doorstep of a school near the 20300 block of Willamette Drive.
9/11 8:48 a.m. A prowler was seen in a backyard near the 4100 block of Cornwall Street.
9/11 9:46 a.m. A caller said an ex-boyfriend was harassing his daughter.
9/11 11:30 a.m. A caller said a suspicious looking man with a coon skin cap and long black coat knocked on his door near the 2500 block of O'Neal Court.
9/11 1:14 p.m. A suspicious looking man was camping near the 19900 block of Willamette Drive.
9/11 2:20 p.m. A suspicious looking man was going through garbage cans near Cedaroak Drive and Willamette Drive.
9/11 3:22 p.m. A suspicious looking man was biking up and down a street and "snooping around in the recycling bin" near the 18300 block of Lower Midhill Drive.
9/11 4:51 p.m. A caller said someone left a voicemail saying "I hope you die in a terrible car crash."
9/11 9:19 p.m. An old white van was parked near the 3400 block of Coeur D'Alene Drive and left at a high speed when someone went to look at it.
9/12 6:13 a.m. A caller said she saw a suspicious looking man walking near the 1600 block of April Court and when she asked him what he was doing, he turned around.
9/12 9:05 a.m. Kids trespassed on a property and smashed some rocks near the 4200 block of Kenthorpe Way.
9/12 10:51 a.m. A suspicious looking vehicle was circling around near Virginia Lane and Blankenship Road. The caller said it may have been a stalker who had been showing up at her work.
9/12 12:47 p.m. A caller said someone told her that she should watch herself when she's along because "there are a lot of creepy guys down there" near the 5700 block of River Street.
9/12 1:29 p.m. Harassment was reported near the 5400 block of West A Street.
9/12 3:05 p.m. A vehicle's tires were flattened near the 19300 block of Robin Circle.
9/12 4:13 p.m. A violation of a restraining order was reported.
9/13 5:35 a.m. A suspicious looking white van was seen near the 2900 block of Ascot Circle.
9/13 8:30 a.m. A caller said her son felt like he was being followed by a white van the night before near Wild Rose Drive and Parker Road.
9/13 1:09 p.m. A panhandler with a child was seen near Willamette Drive and Hood Street.
9/13 12:04 p.m. A suspicious looking man wearing a raccoon skin cap was wandering around and looking over fences near 18th Street and Nova Court. He was with a roofing company and canvassing residences that needed roofing services.
9/13 3:13 p.m. A sex crime involving an adult was reported.
9/14 11:19 a.m. A caller gave someone a ride from Tualatin to West Linn and was concerned because the person seemed confused.
9/14 2:13 p.m. A car was keyed near the 5400 block of West A Street.
9/14 2:34 p.m. A man was yelling at kids as they were leaving school near the 5900 block of Holmes Street.
9/14 4:41 p.m. A suspicious looking person with a mountain bike told a resident he'd been drinking vodka near the 19900 block of Willamette Drive.
9/14 5:38 p.m. A suspicious looking person who was possibly on methamphetamine was following someone who was walking his dog near the 19900 block of Willamette Drive.
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.
9/11 1:06 p.m. Two vehicles collided near Willamette Drive and Mapleton Drive. No one was injured.
9/12 12:46 p.m. A hit-and-run accident was reported near the 900 block of Willamette Falls Drive.
9/13 3:37 p.m. A hit-and-run accident was reported near the 5100 block of West A Street.
9/13 9:48 p.m. Two vehicles collided near the 22300 block of Willamette Drive. No one was injured.
9/14 5:23 p.m. An accident was reported near Interstate 205 and West A Street. 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.
9/11 12:03 p.m. A caller said scammers asked her for money, called her bad words and told her they were looking at her through her web cam. She was unsure if she gave them her address.
9/12 9:56 a.m. A caller said multiple fraudulent accounts were opened using her information.
9/12 11:49 a.m. A woman said someone purchased a car and cell phone in her name.
9/13 11:24 a.m. Unauthorized charges were found on a man's account.
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.
9/8 4:02 p.m. A caller said she was watching her ex-husband's house and she thought someone had been breaking in, because things were being moved and left outside.
9/8 4:45 p.m. A theft was reported near the 2100 block of 8th Court.
9/10 9:39 a.m. A caller said her husband sent a payment to their landlord in Salem and it was stolen.
9/10 12:59 p.m. A techkit, gift card holder and other cards were stolen near the 22700 block of Salamo Road.
9/11 5:10 a.m. A bike valued at $6,000 was reported stolen near the 2000 block of Wellington Drive.
9/13 12:01 a.m. A possible burglary was reported near Failing Street and Willamette Drive.
9/13 12:23 p.m. An iPhone was reported stolen near the 1500 block of Buck Street.
9/13 1:21 p.m. A theft was reported near the 20000 block of Salamo Road.
9/14 8:38 a.m. A package was reported stolen near the 2100 block of Satter Street. The caller also reported gas being siphoned a couple weeks back.
9/14 11:39 a.m. Air Pod earphones were stolen near the 5400 block of West A Street.