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.
10/18/11 6:27 p.m. A girl's iPod was stolen at Lakeridge High School.
10/18/11 10:24 p.m. A water spigot worth $6 was stolen from a yard on C Avenue.
10/19/11 6:12 p.m. A roadside emergency kit and a black briefcase were taken from a Nissan Titan parked on Evergreen Road.
10/21/11 7:56 a.m. Contractors are plugging into a garage outlet on Durham Street and stealing electricity.
10/21/11 9:21 a.m. A locked vehicle was broken into on Woodland Terrace. Items stolen included an iPod and a Canon digital point-and-shoot camera.
10/21/11 10:06 a.m. A Canon Rebel digital camera lens valued at $900 was stolen at Lakeridge High School.
10/21/11 5:26 p.m. An Xbox, movies, games and controllers were stolen from a location on West Sunset Drive.
10/23/11 8 a.m. A car clout on Tree Top Way resulted in the theft of stereo equipment and skateboarding items with a total value of $1,255.
10/23/11 8:32 a.m. A thief pried open the window of a car on Brian Court and took a purse, wallet, $20, a Shell gas card, debit card, iPod and charger cord with a total value of $332.
10/23/11 9:41 a.m. A car clout again stung Tree Top Way when a thief took $2,500 worth of items, including a Sony laptop and two Garmin GPS devices. Two windows were broken during the crime.
10/21/11 3:54 p.m. A house on Glen Haven Road was burglarized of several rifles, shotguns and pistols.
10/21/11 4:46 p.m. A verbal fracas over a traffic accident on Fir Ridge Road de-escalated when the guilty party apologized.
10/18/11 10:17 a.m. A crash destroyed a mailbox on Overlook Drive. This was considered the act of a criminal mischief maker.
10/18/11 1:14 p.m. A driver apparently looking at a map is driving in and out of traffic on Kruse Way.
10/18/11 4:34 p.m. A woman who had been removed from a liquor store on North State Street suddenly made an unwelcome appearance. She will likely be removed again after answering questions about past thefts of booze.
10/18/11 8:05 p.m. An apparently drunken man whose gray hair reeked of alcohol got into a large van and left Safeway.
10/18/11 9:06 p.m. Three jiving juveniles lit off fireworks in a bush on Overlook Drive.
10/18/11 9:19 p.m. A jiggling doorknob and mysterious noises from outside caused a woman on Carman Drive to become suspicious.
10/19/11 3:40 a.m. A Texas woman has decided to fly back home after being unable to contact her ex-husband in Oregon. She was hindered by not knowing his address or phone number.
10/19/11 8:15 a.m. A former resident of a residence on South Shore Boulevard keeps loitering around his former home. Being legally removed by police could well be in his future.
10/19/11 10:18 a.m. A man was unhappy about his failure to commit suicide after swallowing a bunch of medication. Rescue workers responded and transported him to a hospital.
10/19/11 11:32 p.m. Three teenagers were found hiding in some bushes on Overlook Drive, apparently for a joint pot-smoking session.
10/19/11 1:43 p.m. A baby squirrel was rescued by an officer after it was injured in a driveway on Woodsman Court. The tiny creature was transported to the Audubon Society in Portland.
10/19/11 2:12 p.m. A loss of $400 was reported after the driver side door of a vehicle was kicked in on Westridge Drive.
10/19/11 5 p.m. A school district employee was left a threatening message and received other threatening phone calls. A parent is suspected.
10/20/11 12:09 p.m. A pottery project is creating smoke near a softball field on Overlook Drive.
10/21/11 8:52 a.m. A door was kicked in on an Infiniti SUV parked on Westridge Drive. The result was $300 to $1,000 in damage.
10/21/11 9:37 a.m. A lion statue was found at Lake Oswego High School.
10/21/11 12:16 a.m. Shaving cream was sprayed on a girl's car parked on Avery Lane.
10/21/11 1:01 p.m. An argument over a property line on Knaus Road has resulted in one neighbor padlocking the gate of another neighbor.
10/21/11 2:24 p.m. A person who attempted suicide by taking medication and alcohol was transported to Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center.
10/21/11 3 p.m. A 14-year-old client exited a youth facility in Lake Oswego by jumping out of a window but was soon returned by the West Linn police.
10/21/11 9:03 p.m. Marijuana was found in the vicinity of three 15-year-old Lake Oswego High School students. The drugs were seized for destruction.
10/21/11 10:07 p.m. A teen is again harassing a woman's child. The bully allegedly has a history of damaging houses.
10/22/11 10:31 a.m. Following an argument with the mother of a 6-month-old child, the father left with the child and would not say where he was going.
10/22/11 4:06 p.m. A boyfriend came over to his girlfriend's house to inform her he would return with some friends, then tried to snatch her purse.
10/22/11 4:18 p.m. A juvenile selling paper flowers walked into a restroom of a business on State Street and urinated all over the place.
10/22/11 5:55 p.m. A young man has been walking up and down the street and ranting on Jefferson Parkway. This has been an ongoing issue for the past few weeks.
10/23/11 9:50 a.m. A neglected dog was reported to be living in filthy conditions at a location on Jefferson Parkway. But a check found that the dog was apparently still healthy.
10/23/11 10:25 a.m. A woman in a wheelchair was stranded on A Avenue. An officer helped get her transportation home.
10/23/11 11:58 a.m. A strange instance of mischief occurred when 275 plastic forks were found stuck in the ground of a property on Camden Lane.
10/23/11 12:35 p.m. A vandal smashed in a car window on Woodland Terrace. It caused $250 in damage, but nothing was taken.
10/23/11 2:06 p.m. A bullying incident involving a 14-year-old student was investigated at Lakeridge High School.
10/23/11 7:36 p.m. Pornographic and harassing messages are being left on a woman's cell phone by an unknown person.
10/18/11 2:41 p.m. A man has received a check from a business he has never done business with, and the check included instructions to deposit it into his checking account.
10/19/11 11:46 a.m. Unauthorized charges have been made to a man's PayPal account. He became aware of this after receiving a bill for $600.
10/19/11 12:06 p.m. A taxi driver may take a 23-year-old woman to court after she wrote him a check with insufficient funds.
10/20/11 1:25 p.m. Unauthorized charges were made on a woman's credit card.
10/20/11 2:25 p.m. A business partner took a large amount from a bank account, thus causing a significant overdraft.