Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the West Linn Police Department.
Authorities recently filed reports on the following incidents:
12/16 3:38 p.m. A 42-year-old man was taken into custody for failure to appear-DUII.
12/19 2:29 p.m. A 35-year-old man was taken into custody on a warrant for failure to appear-giving false information to police.
LIFE IN WEST LINN
12/15 3:24 a.m. A caller said she was home alone near the 25600 block of Kimberly Drive and the doorbell had been ringing for three minutes, yet when she looked out the window she couldn't see anyone.
12/15 3:32 p.m. A caller said she had a stalking order against an ex-boyfriend and he sent a friend request on Instagram.
12/15 7:10 p.m. A suspicious looking man was looking at houses and wandering back and forth near the 2700 block of Warwick Street.
12/15 8:47 p.m. A caller said her boyfriend threw her down the stairs.
12/15 11:49 p.m. A caller said his parents were intoxicated at Santa Con and he couldn't get ahold of them. The dad was contacted and said he would head home.
12/16 2:29 a.m. A suspicious looking vehicle was seen near the 2200 block of Brandon Place.
12/16 5:00 p.m. A caller reported the violation of a restraining order.
12/16 6:27 p.m. A caller reported the violation of a restraining order.
12/16 9:15 p.m. A caller said her daughter hit her and ran off after refusing to give up the car keys.
12/17 7:00 a.m. A vehicle was broken into but nothing was taken near the 19700 block of Suncrest Drive.
12/17 10:34 a.m. A suspicious looking vehicle was seen near the 6600 block of Palomino Circle.
12/17 10:57 a.m. Possible gun shots were heard near Marylhurst Drive and Midhill Circle.
12/17 11:45 a.m. A man said he received a voicemail from someone who was threatening to cut his head off and harm his family if he didn't pay them money.
12/17 1:15 p.m. A homeless man was seen camping by the bathrooms near the 1500 block of Lewis Street.
12/17 2:29 p.m. A caller said her brother attacked her and choked her.
12/17 2:32 p.m. Police received a "frantic call" from a mother who said her daughter was locked in the bathroom after her brother put his hands around her neck.
12/17 2:59 p.m. A woman was seen walking around someone's backyard near the 800 block of Alicia Court.
12/17 4:35 p.m. A suspicious looking vehicle was seen near the 1300 block of Rosemont Road.
12/17 4:34 p.m. Suspicious looking people who claimed to be PGE contractors were working on a power pole near the 3700 block of Kenthorpe Way.
12/17 9:01 p.m. Two suspicious looking people were seen near Territorial Drive and Mill Street.
12/18 12:26 p.m. A suspicious looking vehicle with the word "Warfighter" in big red letters on it was seen near Palomino Circle and Pimlico Drive.
12/19 8:16 a.m. A landlord was evicting someone and wanted to talk to an officer about the situation.
12/19 9:32 a.m. A caller was suspicious after noticing a locksmith changing locks at a home near the 2000 block of Conestoga Lane. The house was being foreclosed.
12/19 10:43 a.m. A man said he was buying his juvenile son a knife for Christmas and had questions about the blade length and the child's ability to carry it in public.
12/19 12:35 p.m. Suspicious looking people in a U-Haul were seen picking up packages near Horton Road and Zeus Drive.
12/19 12:45 p.m. A suspicious looking vehicle that was "dirty and damaged" was seen parked in a driveway near the 2000 block of 19th Street.
12/19 2:52 p.m. Someone was dumping personal trash in a dumpster near the 19900 block of Willamette Drive.
12/19 11:04 a.m. A caller said people were threatening to damage his vehicle in retaliation for his previously reporting them burglarizing a house.
12/20 5:06 p.m. A horse was seen running through traffic near Willamette Falls Drive and 9th Street. Someone came with a trailer to pick the horse up and return it to the owner.
12/15 10:17 p.m. An accident was reported near Willamette Drive and Arbor Drive. No one was injured.
12/17 5:51 p.m. An accident was reported near Willamette Drive and Interstate 205.
12/19 3:44 p.m. An accident was reported near the 23000 block of Bland Circle. It was unknown if anyone was injured.
12/20 1:47 p.m. Two vehicles collided near Willamette Drive and Interstate 205. No one was injured.
12/20 5:41 p.m. Two vehicles collided near the 22800 block of Willamette Drive. No one was injured.
12/17 12:34 p.m. An email scam was reported.
12/18 12:59 p.m. A resident received a check with insufficient funds and the person who passed it was refusing to cooperate.
12/20 8:34 a.m. Fraud was reported.
12/17 8:00 a.m. An iPhone, basketball equipment and other miscellaneous items were stolen from multiple vehicle near the 1900 block of Sunburst Terrace.
12/17 8:06 a.m. A vehicle was reported stolen near the 2000 block of Bay Meadows Drive.
12/17 9:51 a.m. A $35 Hydro Flask was reported stolen near the 5400 block of West A Street.
12/18 9:55 a.m. A caller said all of the stuff in her house was gone, and this was the fifth day in a row someone had broken in near the 4300 block of Imperial Drive.
12/18 10:16 a.m. A title and license plates for a different vehicle were taken from an unlocked car near the 21400 block of Miles Drive.
12/19 8:13 a.m. A bike was stolen from a garage near the 2800 block of White Salmon Court.
12/19 7:50 p.m. Someone's mail was stolen and put in a yard debris bin next door near the 2100 block of 5th Avenue.
12/20 8:54 a.m. A vehicle was stolen near the 2100 block of River Heights Circle.
12/20 4:17 p.m. Contents from a package were stolen near the 1100 block of Royal Court.