Police blotter - Aug. 25, 2011


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

Note to readers: This is an abridged version of the Lake Oswego blotter. For the full log, including arrests, please see the print edition of your local newspaper.


8/16/11 4:55 p.m. A home on Greentree Circle was burglarized sometime within the last 24 hours.

8/19/11 9:30 a.m. An attempted burglary of an air conditioner flopped when the burglar couldn't pull out the exterior unit at a home on Foothills Drive.

8/20/11 11:30 p.m. A Fosberg Road residence was burglarized of $400 worth of items taken from the garage and just inside the house.


8/15/11 6:43 a.m. While a customer was waiting for his car to be fixed at Les Schwab, a thief absconded with his tires.

8/15/11 11:02 a.m. A 25-inch Giant mountain bike valued at $800 was stolen at Oswego Summit. Also stolen was a Yakima bike rack worth $400. There was also damage to some Thule bike rack bars, valued at $200, and a 2005 Toyota Prius, valued at $1,000.

8/15/11 7:56 p.m. A man stole some alcoholic beverages from Safeway and took off running, but dropped some beer during his flight. He still managed to pilfer a six-pack of beer and three bottles of champagne, causing a total loss of $196.

8/16/11 7:55 a.m. A laptop worth $2,000 and Sirius satellite radio valued at $290 were stolen from a vehicle on Becket.

8/16/11 3:59 p.m. A red mountain bike was swiped from a residence on Tempest Drive.

8/17/11 1:12 p.m. A laptop was stolen from a silver Mercedes parked at Stanford's Restaurant.

8/19/11 3:01 p.m. A $200 Garmin GPS was stolen from a car on Royce Way.

8/21/11 1:33 p.m. Bass guitars and amplifiers were stolen from an unlocked vehicle on Bilford Lane. One bass was valued at $2,000, while one of the amplifiers was valued at $200.


8/15/11 10:20 a.m. William Pundky, 50, registered as a sex offender.

8/15/11 1:29 p.m. A suicidal subject threatened to jump over a balcony that was 20 floors high.

8/15/11 3:31 p.m. Harassing messages were being left on a woman's phone. She was also being harassed at her dog park.

8/15/11 3:42 p.m. Two crummy repairmen chipped the paint off a woman's car when they tried to repair it.

8/15/11 5:10 p.m. A female panhandler was removed from Kruse Way Plaza II after asking people for money.

8/15/11 10:05 p.m. A mother became so depressed since the death of a child that she had to be transported to St. Vincent's Hospital.

8/16/11 12:39 a.m. A son did not come home and also threatened to kill his father.

8/16/11 12:51 p.m. A mother anticipated trouble from her ex-husband when she went to pick up their child at his house.

8/16/11 2:07 p.m. Five rowdy teens used a toilet paper launcher at Westlake Park.

8/16/11 2:24 p.m. A man was reported missing since being released from St. Vincent's Hospital. He had been taken there by a neighbor because he was extremely depressed, almost penniless and was drinking heavily.

8/16/11 6:39 p.m. An intoxicated man showed up at a meeting on Boones Ferry Road but soon left in his Mercedes convertible, swerving down the road.

8/17/11 3:04 a.m. A family was worried about a 15-year-old son who stole the family car while high on drugs.

8/17/11 12:51 p.m. A female sitting on a bench near Safeway was ranting, raving and talking to herself as she was waiting for a bus.

8/17/11 1:36 p.m. A dad refused to send his daughter home on a plane to be with her grandmother, who has legal custody.

8/17/11 2:24 p.m. A drunken driver swerved all over the road on Daniel Way and Kruse Way.

8/17/11 2:52 p.m. A curly-haired 14-year-old juvenile was missing from his cottage at a youth facility.

8/17/11 2:55 p.m. Two vagabonds demanded payment from a woman for working on her car, even though they didn't finish the job.

8/17/11 3:29 p.m. A strange raccoon entered a woman's house, stalked her cat, opened her refrigerator and drank some of the family's milk.

8/17/11 7:57 p.m. A barking dog and screaming toddlers caused lots of noise at Westview Court and Westview Drive.

8/17/11 8:59 p.m. Two young jumping jacks leaped over a wall near Goodwill on South State Street.

8/17/11 11:45 p.m. Midnight screaming took place on Deerbrush Avenue as seven kids made a loud voyage home.

8/18/11 8:19 a.m. Criminal mischief was committed when a car window was broken while in the drive-through window of a coffee shop. Damage was set at $150.

8/18/11 10:57 a.m. The words 'Cute Face' were written in yellow spray paint on a brick wall at Bay Creek Drive.

8/18/11 3:18 p.m. Four juveniles set off illegal fireworks near Aspen and Parrish streets.

8/18/11 4:40 p.m. An estranged husband threatened his estranged wife while standing outside of her house.

8/19/11 2:06 a.m. A naked man was observed walking on Boones Ferry Road near New Seasons. He was being considered a suspicious person.

8/19/11 10:18 a.m. Two decorative lights at a home on Royce Way were damaged, causing $300 in damage.

8/19/11 2:12 p.m. A man said his estranged wife took his Toyota Camry, but no crime was committed because they are still married.

8/19/11 5:48 p.m. A man accidentally shot himself with a .22 and had to be taken by ambulance to a hospital.

8/19/11 8:52 p.m. A fistfight broke out in the parking lot of the Olive Garden Restaurant on Meadows Road. Following the fisticuffs, the participants were warned about criminal trespassing.

8/19/11 5:19 p.m. A 15 year old took a vehicle and escaped from a cottage at a youth facility. Police were looking for a youth wearing a baseball cap with a fuzzy animal on it.

8/20/11 10:46 p.m. A bone was discovered by a woman's boyfriend in her backyard on Greenwood Road. It could not be determined if it was a human bone. There was no evidence of criminal activity.

8/21/11 12:41 a.m. Two beer lovers were removed after refusing to leave Gemini Pub.

8/21/11 1:27 p.m. Police searched for a man who tried to strangle his ex-girlfriend and was threatening to strangle her ex-husband in Astoria. Besides strangulation attempts, the suspect has a history of burglary and assault.

8/21/11 5:42 p.m. An elderly man drove the wrong way on Kruse Way toward I-5.


8/15/11 8:50 a.m. Fraud was committed against a man's credit card.

8/15/11 10:50 a.m. Someone tried to use a fraudulent credit card at Grapevine Clothing Boutique.

8/15/11 12:01 p.m. A woman was not paid for a bed she sold on Craigslist for $500.

8/18/11 10:30 a.m. A fake check with a Lake Oswego address from Wells Fargo Bank was created.

8/19/11 7:12 p.m. Craigslist was used to deposit three checks in a man's account in what was thought likely to be a case of international Internet fraud.