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Police confirm new reports of nails left in Oregon City streets

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Police in Oregon City have confirmed three new incidents of nails being left on the street Wednesday morning.

Officers said the first report came in from the area of South Center Street and Sunset Avenue at 5:52 a.m.

The second report came in at 6:23 a.m. from McLoughlin Boulevard near the bridge heading into Gladstone.

A third incident was reported farther south on McLoughlin near South 2nd Street at 6:50 a.m.

Several nails were still scattered on the road and sidewalk along McLoughlin late Wednesday morning.

Terry Enstad, who owns a nearby bar, told FOX 12 she hadn’t noticed the nails in the street but still thinks someone could be targeting her business.

“In the last couple of days, I noticed some brand-new shiny screws on my sidewalk, and I kicked them through down into the foundation,” Enstad said. “The next day I saw more and thought it was weird and didn’t put two-and-two together about the nails that have been found around.”

The nails have also been found on Linn Avenue and South Center Street among other places.

Brandon Mansius was driving down South Center Street Sunday when he heard a strange flapping noise. It turned out that his tire was flat and the culprit was a large nail.

Mansius said he had to replace his tire and was frustrated that inconvenience was caused by someone acting maliciously.

Enstad also said she doesn’t understand why anyone would do this.

“It’s annoying, it’s mean-spirited, it’s really sad that’s what people are trying to do,” she told FOX 12. “Hurt others and put them out of money and possibly create accidents.”

The department reported Tuesday that there had been at least six reports of nails left on streets in January prior to the new incidents reported Wednesday morning.

Investigators asking anyone in the area of the incidents to review any surveillance video that they have and turn in anything showing suspicious behavior to officers. Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to call the tip line at 503-496-1616.

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