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Information for the public safety column comes from the public records of the West Linn Police Department. Authorities recently logged information on the following incidents:

10/19/19 5:27 p.m. An assistant manager at Walmart told police that someone tried to walk out of the store with $6,200 worth of merchandise and was now sitting in their car because they said they needed to charge their phone. Police could not find the vehicle the manager described.

10/19/19 6:53 p.m. A caller told police they bought concert tickets for $150 from someone in Junction City on Craigslist but never received them.

10/19/19 7:12 p.m. Someone told police that a truck pulled into their neighbor's driveway and two men got out while their neighbors were gone. The caller said they called their neighbor, who said no one was supposed to be there.

10/20/19 12:12 a.m. A caller in the 3600 block of Fairhaven Drive said a group of juveniles had just TP'd his house.

10/20/19 1:07 p.m. Someone told police that they were forwarded some social media posts that they felt were threatening.

10/20/19 3:15 p.m. A caller in the 2800 block of Lafave Street told police that they heard an explosion coming from somewhere.

10/20/19 3:15 p.m. Police received a call from someone on Mark Lane about a flash and a bang.

10/20/19 4:18 p.m. A caller told police that they had received suicidal texts from their daughter.

10/20/19 4:43 p.m. A man told police that his 9-year-old son was chased home from Willamette Primary School by a man.

10/20/19 8:01 p.m. Police received a call about domestic abuse.

10/21/19 7:16 a.m. A caller in the 19100 block of Willamette Drive told police that the window of their car was broken and their purse was stolen.

10/21/19 7:44 a.m. Another caller, this one in the 1500 block of Garden Street, told police that the window of their car was broken and their work computer and wallet were stolen.

10/21/19 8:13 a.m. A woman in the 3000 block of Lazy River Drive told police that the window of their car was smashed within the last five minutes, but nothing appeared to be missing.

10/21/19 8:41 a.m. Someone in the 1400 block of Rosemarie Drive complained that seven employees of a day care were parked on the street when the day care was only supposed to have three employees.

10/21/19 9:02 a.m. Someone told police that they found a fake Craigslist ad for their house.

10/21/19 9:20 a.m. Police received a call about a gas can in the middle of I-205.

10/21/19 9:27 a.m. A caller told police that a backpack and other items had been sitting along 12th Street since the previous day.

10/21/19 10:47 a.m. A caller gave police an address and said a convicted drug dealer had moved back in here. The caller added that the person had stolen their Jeep before and left drugs in it.

10/21/19 11:20 a.m. The landlord at a retail center in the 1500 block of Garden Street told police that they had several cars broken into that day and requested extra police patrols in the area.

10/21/19 12:26 p.m. A man told police that his ex-girlfriend didn't show up for work and no one could get a hold of her. The man later told police she was found

10/21/19 12:36 p.m. A caller told police that their 16-year-old daughter was in contact with a 26-year-old man. The caller said that the man had gone to jail for contacting the girl and was not supposed to be in touch with her again per his probation.

10/21/19 12:50 p.m. A caller said that their 16-year-old daughter was out of control.

10/21/19 1:45 p.m. Someone came into the station to tell police about someone living in Lake Oswego who illegally owns an M16.

10/21/19 1:58 p.m. A woman at Mary S. Young Park told police that she caught a dog that was running loose. She said there was an ongoing issue with that particular dog running away.

10/21/19 3:17 p.m. A caller in the 5000 block of Territorial Drive told police that three cars parked on the street were partially blocking the road.

10/21/19 4:45 p.m. Police received a call about a dying skunk in someone's backyard. Police advised the caller not to touch the skunk.

10/21/19 5:19 p.m. Police received a call about a bathtub that wouldn't shut off.

10/21/19 6:14 p.m. A caller told police that a man was on a motorcycle with no helmet. The caller said the man had laid the motorcycle on the ground and took off (on foot).

10/22/19 10:37 a.m. A man at a rest area wanted to talk to police about dead animals and "weird stuff" going on.

10/22/19 1:45 p.m. A caller in the 1000 block of Meek Way told police that a man in a neon yellow security vest was walking around the neighborhood taking pictures of all the houses but skipped the caller's house.

10/22/19 3:30 p.m. Someone in the 18300 block of Shady Hollow Way told police that their neighbor had stolen their five kittens and was holding them in their house.

10/22/19 7:00 p.m. A caller told police that a deer ran into their car but they weren't sure if it was OK because they drove off.

10/23/19 6:49 a.m. Police responded to an accident on I-205.

10/23/19 7:25 a.m. A caller told police that their car was stolen. The caller also said that the car wasn't registered in their name and they had no paperwork for it.

10/23/19 9:44 a.m. Police responded to reports of men yelling about parking in a parking lot.

10/23/19 10:54 a.m. Someone complained about a car parked on 5th Avenue, saying that the car's owner had received a citation for another car parked there and then moved it. Police found that the new car was parked legally.

10/23/19 12:14 p.m. A man told police that someone tried to sell him some items from his van.

10/23/19 2:26 p.m. A man told police that his ex was tailgating him and then got in front of him and brake-checked him.

10/23/19 2:55 p.m. A caller told police that there were stacks of porn magazines on a pontoon boat at Vlopp Street and 4th Street. When police called back to say they had found no magazines, the caller said that lots of people were walking by that might have taken them.

10/23/19 5:46 p.m. A fight was reported in the Safeway parking lot.

10/24/19 8:47 a.m. An accident occurred in the 3600 block of Fairhaven Drive.

10/24/19 9:31 a.m. Someone complained about a car parked on Broadway Street.

10/24/19 1:22 p.m. A caller told police that a truck with California plates was parked on the street and they had never seen it before. The caller said they approached the driver to ask if he needed anything and he said he was on the phone.

10/24/19 5:12 p.m. Someone told police they passed a driver on the road who looked high.

10/24/19 9:21 p.m. A caller in the 6100 block of Churchill Downs Drive told police that someone had rang their doorbell three times in the past hour and then gotten into a gray van and drove off each time.

10/25/19 7:30 a.m. Someone stole an iPod Touch worth $5 and miscellaneous keys out of an unlocked vehicle in the 4100 block of Imperial Drive.

10/25/19 8:34 a.m. A caller in the 3400 block of Imperial Drive told police that a laptop was stolen out of their unlocked car.

10/25/19 8:40 a.m. A woman said that while driving she "bumped" into a truck that she believed was parked where it wasn't supposed to be parked. She added that she was dropping her grandson off at Rosemont Ridge Middle School but could return to the scene if necessary.

10/25/19 9:20 a.m. Police received a call from someone in the 800 block of Alicia Court who said they saw a man crouched behind a vehicle late a couple nights previously. The caller said the man left when he noticed him and his dog but was walking down the street again later.

10/25/19 9:42 a.m. A caller in the 4100 block of Imperial Drive told police that their checkbook, passport and two checks for deposit were stolen out of their unlocked vehicle.

10/25/19 12:09 p.m. A man told police that about eight cars without permits were parked along Skyline Drive and West A Street.

10/25/19 5:32 p.m. Someone in Boise requested police check on someone in West Linn who had sent the caller a "cryptic message" the previous day and hadn't been able to be reached since.

10/25/19 6:23 p.m. A woman called police about an aggressive driver that flipped her off.

10/25/19 9:24 p.m. A caller in the 19700 block of Spring Ridge Drive told police that someone was driving down the street very slowly, then got out of the car to look into the window of the caller's house before getting back in the car and driving off.

10/25/19 10:59 p.m. A woman told police she picked her son up from his father who was reportedly driving drunk and threatening to shoot their son. Police later learned that there was no crime, just a misunderstanding between the parents.

10/26/19 3:50 a.m. Someone called police about men walking down Highway 43 wearing all black and possibly leather jackets.

10/26/19 9:19 a.m. A caller in the 4200 block of Riverview Drive complained about workers playing a loud radio. Police found that the radio "wasn't even that loud," but the workers agreed to turn it down anyway.

10/26/19 9:26 a.m. A woman in the 4500 block of Mapleton Drive told police that her husband had seen a cougar on the property early that morning and was unable to get out of his car because of it.

10/26/19 1:41 p.m. A caller said a pit bull in someone's car in the West Linn Central Village parking lot was sticking its head out the window and barking when people walked by.

10/26/19 4:31 p.m. Police received a call from someone who said their birth certificate and Social Security card were stolen, along with their daughter's.

10/26/19 5:08 p.m. A caller in the 19700 block of Spring Ridge Drive reported that someone had stolen a Halloween decoration off their porch.

10/27/19 1:11 a.m. Two noise complaints were made between 1:11 and 2 a.m. on Woodhill Court.

10/27/19 4:25 p.m. A caller in the 22700 block of West Bluff Court told police that someone stole sunglasses out of their car overnight.

10/27/19 7:48 p.m. A caller reported that a 16-year-old had eight boxes of shoes and a gold ring. The caller said he asked the teen where he got them, but the teen wouldn't say.


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