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Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the Sandy Police Department. Police recently filed reports on the following incidents:

ARRESTS

11:06 p.m. Aug. 6; Terry L. Balcom, 38, of Sandy was arrested in the 38900 block of Sandy Heights Street under suspicion of harassment. He was lodged in the Clackamas County Jail on $7,500 bail.

11:52 p.m. Aug. 7; Stephen B. Chambers, 45, of Sandy was arrested in the 37900 block of Highway 26 under suspicion of assault and strangulation. He was lodged in the Clackamas County Jail on $22,500 bail.

10:23 p.m. Aug. 9; William R. Hein, 26, of Sandy was arrested near Proctor Boulevard and Scales Avenue under suspicion of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. He was lodged in the Clackamas County Jail on $11,000 bail.

6:11 p.m. Aug. 11; Dwight M. Copher, 57, of Sandy was arrested in the 17100 block of Revenue Avenue under suspicion of possession of methamphetamine. He was lodged in the Clackamas County Jail on $15,000 bail.

WARRANT ARRESTS

11:27 p.m. Aug. 8; Scott D. Conlon, 49, a transient, was arrested near Highway 26 and 362nd Drive on a Multnomah County warrant for failure to appear for trespassing. He also was charged with possession of methamphetamine and marijuana. He was lodged in the Clackamas County Jail on $20,000 bail.

3:08 p.m. Aug. 9; David J. Reese, 23, of Sandy was arrested near Highway 26 and 362nd Drive on a Clackamas County warrant for failure to appear for possession of heroin. He was lodged in the Clackamas County Jail on $5,000 bail.

10:36 a.m. Aug. 11; Jacob A. McDonald, 25, a transient, was arrested near Pioneer Boulevard and Beers Avenue on five Clackamas County warrants for failure to appear for first-degree theft, three counts of third-degree theft, possession of methamphetamine and another prohibited substance and giving false information to an officer. He was lodged in the Clackamas County Jail without bail.

CITATIONS

12:58 a.m. Aug. 11; Bryan Wilson, 43, of Mt. Angel was cited and released near Sandy Heights Street and Tupper Road on accusations of driving with a suspended driver’s license, no liability insurance and making a dangerous left turn. The vehicle was towed.

8:46 p.m. Aug. 11; Pavel Pukay, 30, of Sandy was cited and released near Green Mountain Street and Bluff Road on accusations of driving with a suspended driver’s license. The vehicle was impounded and towed from the scene.

THEFT

Aug. 6-11; during these six days more than 40 Sandy residents reported that someone had used their debit/credit cards in other areas such as California, Florida, New Jersey and Utah to make multiple purchases. No suspects have been located. The Secret Service is assisting in the investigation. (See story on the Sandy Post website at sandypost.com)

Noon Aug. 6; a man living in the 39300 block of Idleman Street reported that someone took a scooter from his yard Aug. 5 or 6. No one was seen or heard.

5:23 p.m. Aug. 7; a woman living in the 39200 block of Dubarko Road reported that someone took a cell phone that had been left on her car parked at home. No one was seen or heard.

5:10 p.m. Aug. 10; a business owner in the 36800 block of Highway 26 reported that a man took a shopping cart full of power tools out the back door to a waiting vehicle with a getaway driver. No one knew the man or recorded the license number. Police are reviewing surveillance video.

JUVENILES

9:10 a.m. Aug. 5; a 16-year-old girl was arrested for stealing a knife the previous day after the store’s owner reviewed surveillance video. The business is in the 39100 block of Proctor Boulevard. The girl already was on probation for a previous theft, and she was lodged at the Donald E. Long facility.

2:05 a.m. Aug. 9; a 16-year-old Sandy girl was released to the custody of her grandfather, while a 14-year-old Estacada girl, who had multiple minor in possession alcohol charges pending, was transported to the juvenile reception center after testing with a blood alcohol of 0.14 percent. Two boys who were with the girls ran from the Creekside Loop neighborhood and were not found in the dark.

MISCELLANEOUS

2:03 p.m. July 16; a 26-year-old Sandy man was taken into custody on a mental hold after he ran through several businesses, scaring customers. He also attempted to take a notebook computer from a local resident before running across Pioneer Boulevard and into City Hall. A Taser was used to take control of the man and take him to a hospital for evaluation.

10 a.m. July 25; Another police department notified Sandy police that a man was being released from a psych ward, and the man had been making threats to kill his ex-wife, who lives in Sandy.

9:07 a.m. Aug. 6; a Sandy woman reported to police that she feared for her life at her home because a Portland man has threatened to kill her and her granddaughter because her daughter was thinking about legal action against him.

LOST AND FOUND

8:45 p.m. July 9; someone gave police a wallet that had been found, belonging to a Sandy resident. A driver’s license was found inside the wallet, and the officer was able to locate the owner and return the wallet.

12:31 p.m. July 11; someone reported a stolen car had been found in the 18100 block of Bodley Court. The vehicle was later released to the owner.

10:43 a.m. July 12; a Sandy woman reported that her 9-year-old son lost his iPhone at the Sandy Mountain Festival carnival. The phone was later recovered at the carnival’s main office.

2:15 p.m. July 15; someone gave police a license plate that had been found on Highway 26 east of Sandy. The plate was clear and valid, and was placed in the police property room for safekeeping.

3:05 p.m. July 23; a Sandy police officer took two apparently abandoned BMX bicycles into custody. The bikes were placed in the police property room for safekeeping.