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.


12/2/11 2:13 p.m. A burglar stole a vacuum and steam cleaner worth $450 from a residence.


12/2/11 10:09 a.m. A car parked near a tanning salon on Mercantile Drive was hit hard by another vehicle, causing $1,100 in damage.

12/2/11 10:50 a.m. A parking garage accident on First Street resulted in $1.700 in damage to a Toyota Prius.


11/29/11 5:54 a.m. A purse containing $450 was stolen from a Honda Odyssey parked on Westfield Court.

11/29/11 7:10 a.m. A big steal was made from a vehicle parked on Cervantes. A total loss of $1,100 was determined from the theft of a tool belt, three knives, prescription sunglasses, two flashlights and other objects.

11/29/11 7:45 a.m. A stolen car at an unlisted location included many valuable items, including a wallet, numerous credit cards, store cards, and tools. Estimated loss was $1,962.

11/29/11 8:39 a.m. A car on Edenberry Drive was broken into and miscellaneous items were taken.

12/3/11 8:48 a.m. A vehicle parked at the Lake Oswego Tennis Center was broken into - taken were a new handbag with wallet, credit cards and phone.

12/5/11 11:15 a.m. A bag of wood chips were taken from a residence on Kingsgate Road.

12/5/11 4:14 p.m. A purse was snatched from a car parked on A Avenue.

12/5/11 4:44 p.m. An unlocked vehicle parked at the tennis center on Diane Drive was robbed of a purse, wallet, cash, credit cards and other miscellaneous items.


11/29/11 12:28 p.m. Mark David Heller, 40, registered as a sex offender.

11/29/11 12:32 p.m. A tall, slender, greasy man was observed hanging around cars parked at Kruse Way Commons.

11/29/11 6:39 p.m. After going off his medication, a 13-year-old son became belligerent, took money and left home.

11/30/11 9:26 a.m. A mentally ill 22-year-old man was transported to a facility after banging on doors.

11/30/11 9:51 a.m. A man who had been screaming inside a church office was given transportation to St. Vincent's Hospital at his request. The church, located on Carman Drive, requested extra patrols because it has been having problems with criminal mischief and other things.

11/30/11 11:08 a.m. A handicapped man is searching for his $3,000 wedding ring. He believes the ring fell off while he was shopping at Albertsons.

12/1/11 9:55 a.m. After leaving her vehicle with a repair shop in Salem, the shop moved to Estacada. Now the woman cannot find her vehicle and is trying to hunt down the shop's owners in Lake Oswego.

12/1/11 1:33 p.m. A man got a tongue lashing from a shop owner on Boones Ferry Road after he took up two spaces when parking his car.

12/1/11 3:42 p.m. A mother who had been removed from Rivergrove Elementary School made a sudden unwelcome appearance.

12/1/11 8:36 p.m. The sound of moaning turned out not to be from a physical altercation but from three females who had been drinking heavily.

12/2/11 8:49 a.m. A bicycle worth $1,500 was found lying across a pathway on Southwest Childs Road.

12/2/11 11:57 a.m. A soda was poured over a car parked at Hilton Garden.

12/2/11 12:05 p.m. A three-diamond wedding ring valued at $3,000 was lost at Albertsons.

12/2/11 4:47 p.m. Illicit sleeping is suspected at a location. Evidence of this included empty bottles, the heat being turned up and a light being left on.

12/2/11 5:41 p.m. An enraged landscaper chased a dog and its owner down the street on Eastridge Lane after being bitten by the dog. The man was armed with pruning shears and yelled that he was going to kill the dog.

12/2/11 9:03 p.m. Three tricky teens were going up and down Hastings Place ringing doorbells and running away. An officer caught them and issued an admonishment.

12/2/11 11:44 p.m. Some children were smacked around by an ex-husband's wife.

12/3/11 11:20 a.m. A golden retriever on Edenberry Court is being routinely allowed to illegally romp on a protected wetlands area. However, the dog was found clean and dry when an officer came to investigate.

12/3/11 11:29 a.m. A dog owner on Diane Drive was warned about letting his scary Doberman run off leash at Springbrook Park.

12/3/11 11:48 a.m. A dispute over noise has erupted between neighbors at Ridgeview Condos.

12/3/11 5:57 p.m. When a woman and a neighbor tried to chase away a coyote, it ran into a doggie door at a vacant house. It is believed the coyote might be living there.

12/3/11 7:45 p.m. A drunken driver with an unrestrained 1 year old in the car was seen heading down Boones Ferry Road.

12/4/11 10:21 a.m. An explanation of sexting was sought by a mother for her 13-year-old daughter, who is unreceptive when the mom wants to talk about boundaries. Now the girl is upset that mom called the cops.

12/4/11 10:45 a.m. A deadbeat guest is refusing to leave after staying for three weeks at a residence on Lakeview Boulevard. The guest is associated with Occupy Portland.

12/4/11 3:57 p.m. A storage unit was left damaged and leaning against a tree when previous tenants tried to tow it from a location on Kelok Road. Extra patrols were requested in order to thwart further such activity.

12/4/11 5:55 p.m. Balloons from an antique store were drifting into traffic on Boones Ferry.

12/4/11 6:37 p.m. A 13-year-old girl does not want to go home because her mother might be driving around while intoxicated.

12/4/11 6:47 p.m. A mother charged that her ex-husband is keeping medication away from her bi-polar son.

12/5/11 11:17 a.m. The back door of a restaurant on Boones Ferry Road was spray painted by a criminal mischief maker.

12/5/11 5:28 p.m. Icy conditions on Cherry Lane made a homeowner fear that a driver would slide right through his yard.

12/5/11 6:13 p.m. A 10-year-old son ran away from home because he was upset that his father would not allow him to go to basketball practice. Fortunately, the mother located the basketball-loving boy.

12/6/11 1:31 a.m. A woman called to ask a man's friend to come pick up the man on Kingsgate Road because she had taken his money and kicked him out.


11/29/11 9:51 a.m. Unauthorized withdrawals from a debit account resulted in losses totaling $119.

11/29/11 3:14 p.m. A mysterious caller from Reno, Nev., informed a woman she had won $2.5 million.

11/29/11 9:56 a.m. Unauthorized charges totaling $300 were made on a woman's American Express Card at R.E.I.

12/4/11 11:59 a.m. A bogus customer passed fraud script at Albertsons, then tried to do the same thing at Walgreen's. The suspect was located by the Tualatin police and may be charged with second-degree possession of a forged instrument.

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