Police blotter - Sept. 22, 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.


9/2/11 4:50 p.m. A 17-year-old is suspected in an attempted burglary in which he tried to kick in the front door of a woman's home.


9/9/11 3:48 p.m. While parked at a cleaners, a vehicle was sideswiped, causing $500 in damage.

9/11/11 7:51 a.m. A car on Hidalgo incurred $1,500 in damage from a hit-and-run accident.

9/15/11 2:59 p.m. When a woman left a restaurant on Centerpointe Drive she found that someone had driven into her car and caused $700 in damage.


9/9/11 8:03 a.m. A thief was caught on video camera stealing furniture from the Starbucks at Albertson's.

9/9/11 9:45 a.m. Medical documents were taken from an unlocked vehicle on Third Street.

9/9/11 2:55 p.m. A backpack, money and miscellaneous items were stolen from a vehicle parked on Third Street.

9/9/11 9:59 p.m. A wife's cell phone was stolen by her estranged husband during a chat at Lakeridge High School.

9/9/11 11:21 p.m. A friend stole a girl's backpack at Palisades Elementary School.

9/10/11 4:44 p.m. A man is worried about not getting his package being delivered by UPS.

9/11/11 11:15 a.m. An elderly woman was robbed of two canes from her residence on Foothills Drive.

9/11/11 1:43 p.m. A Townmaster Dump Trailer and a 2002 Caterpillar tractor were stolen overnight at Cascade Pools on McEwan Road.

9/12/11 9:08 p.m. A 23-year-old man was cited and released for third-degree theft.

9/13/11 11:40 a.m. A boy's wallet was stolen from his PE locker at school.

9/14/11 2:41 p.m. 'No Skateboarding' signs were stolen on Greentree Road and Westview Drive.

9/16/11 6:35 a.m. A car thief broke into a vehicle at the Crowne Plaza and stole a Garmin GPS NUVI widescreen 700 Series.

9/16/11 2:10 p.m. A manual wheelchair valued at $300 was stolen from a driveway on Laurel Street.


9/9/11 2:20 a.m. An upset customer yanked the hair of an employee who refused to cash her check.

9/9/11 10:51 a.m. A man is being harassed by a credit card company. He is taking his case to the attorney general's office.

9/9/11 12:40 p.m. A stalker is bothering a woman at her work place.

9/9/11 6:57 p.m. A stepfather and stepson were wrestling at a residence on Touchstone. A woman who witnessed the scene started yelling for somebody to call 9-1-1.

9/9/11 10:06 p.m. Four teenagers were caught using marijuana and smoking cigarettes on Greentree Road.

9/9/11 10:52 p.m. A woman was locked out of her residence on McVey Avenue after an argument with other residents.

9/10/11 10:24 p.m. A drunken man loudly disagreed with a request for him to leave a location on First Street.

9/11/11 9:22 p.m. A grocery store wants a man removed after he threw an object at an employee.

9/12/11 11:04 a.m. A nutty driver was observed doing donuts in a church parking lot on Reese Road and Upper Drive.

9/12/11 1:07 p.m. Ernest Luciano Ritchie, 62, registered as a sex offender.

9/12/11 4:55 p.m. Two skateboarders threatened a man on First Street.

9/13/11 3:16 p.m. A man is feeling guilty about firing his pellet gun in 1995 and wants to come clean about it.

9/13/11 4:11 p.m. Two dog walkers got into a verbal confrontation on Foothills Road.

9/13/11 6:41 p.m. Somebody cut down a woman's hedge on Cabana Pointe, and she suspects a neighbor hired people to do this dirty deed.

9/14/11 8:12 a.m. A vehicle on Marylcreek Drive was vandalized by having orange spray paint put on its taillights, causing $1,000 in damage.

9/14/11 1:15 p.m. David Easton, 50, registered as a sex offender.

9/14/11 4:06 p.m. Skateboarders in large groups have been constantly darting out onto Bryant Road.

9/14/11 11:20 p.m. Kids were throwing corn and being loud on McVey Avenue. Officers planned to stand by until they cleaned it all up.

9/15/11 9:56 a.m. A 15-year-old son has again run away from home. He reportedly is depressed, abuses drugs and carries a homemade knife made from scissors.

9/15/11 12:39 p.m. A drunken homeless man was trespassed after begging customers for money at Noah's Bagels.

9/15/11 2:46 p.m. A woman is hoping the property she purchased will soon be vacated by its current resident.

9/15/11 3:31 p.m. A female client threatened a veterinarian with harm if her dog was not better by Friday.

9/16/11 8:37 a.m. A window was smashed in on a car parked on Kruse Oaks Drive, causing $500 in damage.

9/16/11 11:11 a.m. A fawn was running loose on Stafford Road, running around a cemetery and crossing the road twice. It was also trying to get onto the golf course.

9/16/11 2:18 p.m. A man refuses to stop pouring cement even though he has not yet settled his property line dispute with his neighbor on Maple Street.

9/16/11 4:56 p.m. A possibly stolen tombstone with the name 'F.H. Coffeen' was found on Goodall Road.

9/16/11 8:33 p.m. A man was staggering and vomiting as he emerged from a coffee shop on North State Street.

9/17/11 8:46 a.m. A sign festooned with four large balloons and tassels on South State Street is believed to be in violation of a city ordinance.

9/17/11 2:16 p.m. A woman is a victim of ongoing harassment by her ex-husband, and she is seeking a new restraining order.

9/18/11 3:09 a.m. A deadbeat customer refused to pay for her cab ride after arriving at her destination on South State Street.

9/18/11 3:42 p.m. A drunken woman is throwing things around a house on McVey Avenue despite being served a no-contact order. Her conduct earned her a trip to Clackamas County Jail.

9/18/11 7:04 p.m. An estranged husband is hanging around and taking photos at his wife's apartment complex.

9/18/11 9:19 p.m. When a man waving his arms came running up to a woman, she jumped in her car and drove off with the man in hot pursuit. Later, police found the subject sitting in a car with a dead battery.

9/18/11 9:43 p.m. One student assaulted another student at a youth facility.

9/18/11 11:28 p.m. A house break-in seemed to be occurring at a location on Chad Drive due to the sounds of breaking glass and dogs barking. However, no one was there, and the TV was on a timer.


9/15/11 9:55 a.m. Unauthorized withdrawals are being made from a woman's checking and MasterCard accounts, plus her password was changed. Her credit card was used in Florida.

9/15/11 12:31 p.m. A man was shocked when his bank told him his card had been deactivated. Two days later, $300 was missing from his account.