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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:

1/13/20 8:08 a.m. Someone in the 5600 block of Broadway Street called police about a theft when they saw someone taking the Christmas lights off their house. Police discovered a case of mistaken address and the reported thieves offered to put the lights back up.

1/13/20 11:57 a.m. The owner of the Shell station on Willamette Drive told police that someone was having car trouble, blocking the gas pumps and refusing to move.

1/13/20 1:32 p.m. Someone told police that their husband did not show up for work in Vancouver that day, which was out of character and his cell phone was off.

1/13/20 1:44 p.m. A caller near Shannon Lane and Rosemont Road told police that their neighbor was having landscaping done and that the workers were blocking the street and refusing to move for another 30 minutes.

1/13/20 2:06 p.m. Police received a complaint about an erratic driver. The caller, in the 4200 block of Spring Rock Circle, said the driver almost hit them while they were getting their mail.

1/13/20 3:35 p.m. A caller told police that they saw a man going through recycling bins on Mapleton and Willamette Drives.

1/13/20 5:30 p.m. A woman told police that she filed a stalking order against a man but she had not been served the paperwork yet and he drove by her house that morning.

1/13/20 10:16 p.m. Someone told police their brother was trying to evict someone.

1/14/20 9:16 a.m. A caller in the 20700 block of Viewpoint Road told police his car was broken into overnight and a backpack with lots of things in it was stolen.

1/14/20 9:59 a.m. A woman on Amy Street complained about several teens parked in the no-parking area.

1/14/20 10:21 a.m. A caller in the 5700 block of Terrace Drive told police that cars associated with high school students were parked in the back of their driveway.

1/14/20 12:22 p.m. Police received a call about two men on bicycles who urinated at the entrance to Midhill Park. Police located the men and advised them not to urinate in public.

1/14/20 12:32 p.m. A man told police that his neighbors were harassing him, removing rocks from a retaining wall and taking out his survey stakes. Police learned the man was just convicted of Theft 1 in Circuit Court and went directly to the police station to make accusations against the victim and witness.

1/14/20 12:36 p.m. A woman had questions for police about court proceedings after she said she was rushed out of a courtroom.

1/14/20 12:45 p.m. Someone told police that they found a dog tied to their front porch, though they did not own a dog.

1/14/20 1:14 p.m. Someone from Cascade Animal Hospital told police about a Yorkie at large.

1/14/20 1:19 p.m. A man requested help from police in retrieving a Nissan from someone who had a stalking order against him. Police were able to assist in the transfer.

1/14/20 3:56 p.m. A caller in the 1400 block of Rosemarie Drive told police that a package on their porch was torn open and a "leather motorcycle riding suit" was stolen out of it. The caller later called back to say she had found the suit.

1/14/20 4:01 p.m. Someone called police about a stop sign that was facing the wrong way at the intersection of Lancaster and Cornwall Streets.

1/14/20 4:26 p.m. A caller told police they found electrician's hardware in an alley.

1/14/20 4:35 p.m. Someone told police that their car was hit in a parking lot the previous day.

1/14/20 9:33 p.m. A man in the 2100 block of Alpine Drive told police that someone just stole an Amazon package after their porch, but the bad guy dropped a cell phone.

1/15/20 8:18 a.m. There was a parking issue in front of West Linn High School.

1/15/20 9:16 a.m. A caller in California told police that they had a house on Pimlico Drive up for sale last summer and had staged it for showing at the request of a listing agent but it didn't go as planned and the listing agent took more furniture than they were supposed to and have ignored the caller's letter since.

1/15/20 9:47 a.m. A woman called police to report a car in the no parking zone around Broadway and Buse Streets.

1/15/20 11:04 a.m. A caller told police they found what appears to be the severed leg of a hooved animal on West A Street.

1/15/20 12:09 p.m. Someone reporting fraud said that a person made them cash $2,600 for Bud Light.

1/15/20 2:26 p.m. A caller told police that someone stole business documents and receipts out of their car in September.

1/15/20 3:39 p.m. A caller in the 4600 block of Walnut Street told police that their dog had run away in the past hour.

1/15/20 5:29 p.m. Police were called when a woman drove into a ditch near 8th Avenue. She told police that she drove into the ditch because she usually goes that way when exiting the parking lot, saying there were cones around the ditch but no caution tape.

1/15/20 7:56 p.m. A man told police that a man with a light-up cane was waiting for a ride on View Drive. The caller said the man told him he didn't need help.

1/15/20 11:08 p.m. Someone in the 4100 block of Rosepark Drive told police that they saw someone walking their dogs up the driveway the past two nights.

1/16/20 2:59 a.m. Someone complained about music blasting from their neighbor's house.

1/16/20 7:45 a.m. A caller told police that two of the neighborhood's community mailboxes had been broken into.

1/16/20 8:57 a.m. Someone with West Linn maintenance told police that Northwest Natural was working on Willamette Falls Drive and they would likely cause a 20-foot flame for a short time but everything is under control.

1/16/20 9:36 a.m. A caller told police that a ditch witch fell off a trailer and hit a driver's car on Willamette Drive.

1/16/20 11:54 p.m. A caller reported a ticking noise coming from the laundry room. The caller said they tried turning everything off, but that did not stop the noise. The ticking stopped right before police arrived.


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