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WLPD estimates pumpkins were thrown from vehicle; damage estimate in thousands

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Police suspect the pumpkins were thrown from a moving car. Three parked vehicles were significantly damaged by smashed pumpkins in West Linn Tuesday night, according to police.

West Linn Police Public Information Officer Jeff Halverson notified residents about the pumpkin vandalism in a NextDoor post Oct. 31, stating that the incidents took place on Beacon Hill Drive, Summit Street and 19th Street around 10 p.m. Those streets are in three different neighborhoods — Sunset, Barrington Heights and Willamette — on the southern end of town.

He estimated that the vehicles suffered several thousands of dollars in damage.

"I'm guessing they had to be thrown at a high rate of speed, because they did a lot of damage," Halverson said. "They smashed the windshields and back windows on one car. One had the front window smashed, and the other was a hatchback that was blown in."

Halverson said his best guess was that the pumpkins were thrown out of a moving car, but as of Nov. 1 police hadn't identified any suspects.

Halverson added that this Halloween "trick" exceeded what police have seen in past years.

"We've had eggings before where people were driving around," he said. "Last year, we had a couple Halloween displays that were damaged, but nothing like this that was all over town. (People) parked their cars and shouldn't have to worry about something like this."

Anyone with information on the crime is asked to contact WLPD Officer Larry Redler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..SUBMITTED PHOTO - Police estimated that three cars suffered thousands of dollars in damage after pumpkins were smashed on them Tuesday, Oct. 30.

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