WEST LINN - West Linn Police arrested Derek Allen Winger of West Linn on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at 9:08pm, at 5200 Broadway Street for Menacing With a Firearm and Pointing a Firearm at Another after a neighborhood dispute/road rage incident.
West Linn Police Officer Larry Redler was dispatched regarding a fraud call. At the scene, the victim mentioned there was an increase of cars speeding through the area. Officer Redler left his cell phone number with the victim to report any further incidents. Soon after leaving the area, Officer Redler received a call from the victim who reported more speeding.
Officer Redler continued to speak with the victim during his drive back to the area. The victim then told Officer Redler that the speeding driver was pointing a rifle at him. Officer Redler summoned additional officers to the area.
Mr. Winger was located in his home with a rifle that matched the description of the weapon the victim referenced on the telephone. Mr. Winger admitted to bringing the gun outside. He was lodged at the Clackamas County jail on Menacing with a Firearm and Pointing a Firearm at Another in lieu of a combined bail of $15,000.
"We advise people to use caution when getting involved in these situations," stated Chief Terry Timeus. "Road rage happens in neighborhoods, not just on the freeways."
"If you have issues with speeding vehicles in your West Linn neighborhood, file a request for extra patrol at our web site www.westlinnoregon.gov/police" said Sgt. Neil Hennelly. The victim does not wish to be identified for fear of reprisal.
Contact Info: Sgt. Neil Hennelly 503-655-6214 ext 4498