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A look at some of the most interesting calls to the West Linn Police Department in 2019

January

1/14 10:45 p.m. A caller said someone came to her door and banged on it near the 400 block of Springtree Lane, and this was the second time it had happened.

1/14 3:38 p.m. Someone was dumping soap and paint down a drain near College Hill Place and Upper Midhill Drive

1/14 4:40 p.m. A resident said someone called and demanded to speak with her. The person was rude and made her feel uncomfortable.

1/16 3:10 a.m. A caller said her friend was staying with her and the friend became jealous of a man who came to see her.

1/16 3:18 p.m. An 11-year-old said he was on a trail and a man came out of his house to throw rocks at him near the 6200 block of Geer Street.

1/20 10:18 p.m. A caller said someone was impersonating her and extorting her on Instagram.

1/21 9:55 a.m. A resident said the City put a boot on her car while it was parked in her garage.

1/25 9:52 a.m. Someone threw garbage into a resident's recycling near the 1800 block of Joseph Fields Street.

1/26 9:53 p.m. A caller was upset about people playing drums and chanting outside near the 2600 block of Gloria Drive.

1/30 7:36 a.m. A "big meth pipe" was seen near Hood Street and Willamette Drive. It was actually a small section of PVC tubing.

1/30 9:51 a.m. A man wondered if he could lock his 19-year-old son out if he didn't return home at the required time.

1/31 4:29 p.m. A caller found a "military grade" flare in her garage and wondered if it was safe to transport for disposal.

February

2/2 7:05 a.m. A resident smelled something like "burnt skunk" and wondered if it was drug-related.

2/4 7:57 p.m. A car that "stinks" had been parked for months near the 5200 block of Broadway Street.

2/5 12:15 p.m. A caller saw "some random people" in a greenspace near the 2200 block of Brandon Place.

2/6 5:26 p.m. Suspicious looking people who "did not look like they belonged in the area" were seen near Mapleton Drive and Nixon Avenue.

2/8 8:45 p.m. A caller said his son was trying to break into the house.

2/9 12:46 p.m. A caller said his girlfriend threw soda on him.

2/14 10:02 a.m. A caller said her roommate was being rude to her after she asked her to keep her belongings clean.

2/20 9:57 p.m. A caller said neighbors were fighting. It turned out the noise was a result of the neighbors giving their cat a bath.

March

3/1 10:44 a.m. A caller said her neighbor's rabbits got out and were eating lots of plants in the area near Munger Drive and Mark Lane.

3/1 11:34 p.m. A resident said he received a prank call from teens.

3/3 11:31 a.m. A concerned passer-by reported a woman on Salamo Road begging for money with a cardboard sign while her young children played nearby. The passer-by was worried about the children's safety and exposure to the weather. Officer checked and found the woman and kids healthy and dressed appropriately for the weather, as were a group of Girl Scouts selling cookies nearby.

3/12 8:14 a.m. A resident of the 2600 block of Pimlico Terrance called police to report someone was dumping lawn clippings on their property and they had a license plate of a truck they suspected.

3/15 2:45 p.m. Someone called to report an ibex, or some kind of exotic animal, tied to a tree in the 1200 block of 12th Street without food or water. Officer found a goat, no longer tied to the tree.

3/16 8:46 a.m. A park goer in the 3400 block called for help because the restroom door was jammed and they could not leave. They called back later, saying they were able to exit the bathroom.

3/19 7:25 p.m. Officers were called to settle a case of the Missing Nerf Ball, when two residents in a 22000 block of Horizon Drive had a dispute over kids playing outside with Nerf guns. One resident took the kids' balls and refused to return them.

3/21 10:21 a.m. A woman climbed into a forklift at a construction site in the 2100 block of Eighth Court and caused trouble for the workers.

3/24 1:48 p.m. A resident in the 1600 block of Dollar Street called to report a loose rabbit; when officers told her that it wasn't illegal to let your rabbit get out of your yard the caller asked how she could report animal abuse.

3/24 10:58 p.m. 911 was called from what sounded like a cell phone in distress, trapped in a washing machine.

3/25 10:20 a.m. A caller wanted to speak with an officer about a resident who was drunk, screaming profanity and throwing trash into an easement near the 1300 block of 9th Street.

3/25 11:08 a.m. A caller said she was out of town, and noticed on her live security feed that three days in a row someone drove to the end of the road, got out of their vehicle briefly and "messed around," then left near the 21500 block of Shannon Lane. It looked like they were digging. It turned out to be a student from West Linn High School who was hired by a developer to clear an area near a property.

3/26 12:03 a.m. Loud noises that sounded like a garbage disposal were heard near the 1800 block of Willamette Falls Drive. It was a janitor service at local restaurants.

3/27 10:01 a.m. A resident said her neighbor was stacking wood against a fence on her property, and she had previous issues with him trying to build a fence on top of hers. She said he had also spread limburger cheese all over the fence line on her property in the past.

3/28 7:40 a.m. A basketball hoop that didn't belong was found in a cul-de-sac near the 5100 block of Nelco Court.

3/28 10:14 a.m. A caller said a neighbor took her fence and moved it to their yard, then refused to give it back, near the 18900 block of Walling Circle.

April

4/1 2:39 p.m. A woman called police wanting to know if the rifle her ex-husband had left at her house was stolen. She gave police the serial number. They called her back to tell her it was not listed as stolen.

4/1 5:47 p.m. A caller reported what sounded like gunshots from behind their property. They also mentioned teenagers that had been seen coming and going frequently from that area. Police found the teenagers firing a potato launcher and advised them not to do so in the city.

4/3 2:23 p.m. A rogue goat was on the loose at Willamette park. The goat was eventually corralled.

4/3 2:45 p.m. A caller reported her estranged husband was in the driveway and intoxicated. When police arrived, he told them "I'm drunk as f—-." He was trespassed from the property.

4/6 4:28 p.m. A motorhome rolled along I-205 while on fire.

4/13/19 8:45 p.m. A caller reported a dead squirrel in the middle of the sidewalk. The caller believed the squirrel was poisoned.

4/14/19 3:00 a.m. A caller reported two people rolling around on the ground on the side of I-205.

4/25/19 8:46 p.m. A caller wanted to report that an "alcoholic beverage truck" was parked next to a school bus stop. When police checked on the situation, the truck was parked legally.

4/26/19 9:29 a.m. A caller in the 2000 block of 8th Avenue reported to police that a box with envelopes on top was left near a library drop box. The box was full of unused envelopes.

4/26/19 9:38 a.m. A caller in the 5200 block of Nelco Circle reported that their neighbor's lawn was overgrown.

4/26/19 4:37 p.m. A man in the 1600 block of April Court found a hypodermic needle while at work in Portland, brought it home and requested police assistance in disposing of it.

4/28/19 11:09 a.m. A caller in the 4600 block of Walnut Street informed police that an event at Camassia Natural Area caused several cars to park at the dead end of Walnut Street and turn around in driveways. When police responded to the situation, all the cars were parked legally.

4/28/19 3:43 p.m. A caller reported hearing gunshots behind his house. When police advised him that his house backs up to unincorporated county land, he questioned how they could know no one was being shot.

4/28/19 7:53 p.m. A caller reported that their girlfriend slashed the tires on their truck and one tire on their trailer.

4/29/19 12:39 p.m. A caller reported someone driving slowly down View Drive opening garbage cans.

May

5/2/19 8:19 a.m. A caller in the 1600 block of Arran Court reported that a man rang their doorbell around noon the past two days and then rode off on a small scooter.

5/2/19 3:37 p.m. A woman reported that a man in a pickup truck made "I'm watching you" and "puppet mouth" gestures at her and her daughter while they were driving on Salamo Road.

5/3/19 10:52 a.m. A man on vacation said he saw several people trying to enter his garage by trying several codes on the keypad. Police found the people trying to enter the house were contractors for the house next door and had the wrong address.

5/3/19 6:30 p.m. A man called to police to report a man throwing bundles of flowers off Arch Bridge.

5/3/19 9:17 p.m. A person in the 1700 block of Sunset Avenue reported that a man came up to their door claiming to be Jesus and Satan.

5/6/19 9:12 a.m. A woman in the 2600 block of Coeur D Alene Drive complained about the peacocks in the area, saying their poop is a sanitary issue. She told police that if the City didn't do anything about them, she would start shooting them because "the consequences of killing them would be outweighed by having them gone."

5/7/19 10:19 a.m. Someone in the 1200 block of 11th Street called police because they had paid the company who paved their driveway with a check connected to a closed account. They believed it suspicious that the pavers had not come back for the money.

5/8/19 12:12 p.m. A caller reported that an employee stole a trailer and golf cart and demanded $200 ransom for them. Police talked to the employee and got him to agree to return them.

5/13/19 10:30 a.m. Someone called police about damage that occurred to two of their lawn chairs May 5. They estimated damage to be around $400.

5/14/19 2:23 p.m. Someone called police because their air conditioning had not worked for 40 days.

5/15/19 4:48 p.m. A 15-year-old boy called police because his mom threw clothes at him when he said he didn't want to go to something for lacrosse.

5/17/19 9:05 a.m. A caller on Imperial Drive told police that a young woman had walked into their house and said, "Oh, I'm sorry. I walked into the wrong house." Nothing was stolen or damaged but the caller wanted police to know a stranger was in their house.

5/18/19 10:44 p.m. A caller complained of loud tuba music coming from Sunset Fire Hall.

5/19/19 8:43 a.m. Someone on Weatherhill Road told police that their 4-year-old daughter saw Amazon deliverers put two packages on the porch, take pictures of them, and take them back to their car.

Part 2 of the Best of the blotter will appear in next week's issue of the Tidings


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