Information from the public safety column comes from the records of the Lake Oswego Police Department. Police recently filed reports on the following incidents:
12/19/11 10:45 a.m. An oven and microwave were taken from inside a vacant house while the victims were in Hawaii. The house is on the real estate market.
12/13/11 11:46 a.m. A car was damaged after it hit a wall on South Shore Boulevard. From the parts left at the scene, the vehicle incurred front-end damage including a broken light assembly.
12/14/11 2:14 p.m. A vehicle sustained $1,100 in damage when it was hit while parked at a fitness center on Mercantile Drive.
12/16/11 9:01 a.m. There was $150 in damage done to a car hit while parked at Wizer's.
12/13/11 12:07 p.m. A woman's iPhone was stolen while she was in the restroom of a restaurant on Centerpointe Drive.
12/14/11 10:08 a.m. Some antique Chinese silver ornaments valued at $300 were stolen from a house on Rivers Edge Drive.
12/14/11 8:38 p.m. A briefcase and camera were taken from a Trailblazer on Kruse Oaks Drive.
12/15/11 7:21 a.m. A GPS and miscellaneous medications were stolen from a Chevy Trail Blazer parked at Residence Inn.
12/15/11 8:03 a.m. A thief shattered the window of a Taurus parked at Residence Inn overnight. What was stolen is not known at this time.
12/15/11 9:51 a.m. Two packages containing a toy basketball hoop and children's merchandise valued at $100 were taken from a front porch on Marylbrook Drive.
12/16/11 5:20 p.m. A UPS box was found open and empty at a location on Hidalgo.
12/18/11 6:51 p.m. A garage on Allen Road was broken into and robbed of rods and reels.
12/19/11 5:22 p.m. A 25-year-old man took some bottles of champagne worth $110 at a liquor store on A Avenue, but then dropped them in the parking lot and left in an old Chevy sedan. The man later turned himself in at the police station and was cited for theft.
12/13/11 2:30 p.m. Parents removed three Xbox games from the backpack of their 18-year-old son because they thought he had stolen them. However, the boy has the receipts for the games and wants his parents to give them back.
12/13/11 3:11 p.m. A tree on Mapleleaf Road is being cut down without a permit.
12/13/11 4:34 p.m. A 16-year-old runaway has been discharged from the Christie School program and is now under care of state Department of Human Services.
12/13/11 7:42 p.m. A mysterious 'plop' was heard by a woman outside of her apartment on Carman Drive. However, an investigation failed to located the source of the plop.
12/13/11 8:01 p.m. A 16-year-old driver had his driver's license taken away by his parents after he was observed driving recklessly on Boones Ferry Road.
12/13/11 8:05 p.m. After being turned down once, a solicitor returned again to a home on Second Street.
12/14/11 12:02 p.m. Two teenage males mooned a class of junior high students while they were on the trail from the tennis center to Uplands. One teen completely pulled off his pants, while the other one stripped down to his boxers. The identities of the mooners are not known.
12/14/11 1:33 p.m. The wife of a former employee is harassing his former boss because she claims he owes her husband for 31 hours of work.
12/14/11 1:35 p.m. A woman reacted with suspicion and worry when told she had won $100 worth of food from Safeway.
12/14/11 5:55 p.m. A rude jaywalker flipped off a woman's daughter, then slammed her car with his backpack in an ugly incident on Third Street and B Avenue.
12/15/11 9:51 a.m. A vehicle was damaged in an unsuccessful robbery attempt in the parking lot of Residence Inn on Bangy Road.
12/15/11 7:07 p.m. A 16-year-old boy is refusing to return home, so his mother hopes that the police can be persuasive.
12/15/11 8:55 p.m. The smell of marijuana is coming from the vent of a bathroom of a residence on McVey Avenue.
12/15/11 11:46 p.m. An apparently drunken driver could barely stand up as he went into a liquor store.
12/16/11 9:01 a.m. A trespasser was warned that he could be in big trouble if he comes back again to a location on Jefferson Parkway.
12/16/11 11:43 a.m. A vehicle with Oklahoma license plates was finally towed after being parked on Cedar Street since Thanksgiving. The car turned out to be stolen.
12/16/11 3:30 p.m. In a tit-for-tat case of rude driving on Country Club Road, a bus cut off a motorist driving a brand new silver Nissan. The motorist retaliated by cutting off the bus. This was followed by a verbal dispute between the drivers.
12/17/11 10:24 a.m. A man became indignant after a neighbor confronted him three times about coming onto his property.
12/18/11 1:28 p.m. A woman is upset because a neighbor allows his dog to chase her cat. While walking the dog, the man lets out the slack on the leash whenever they encounter the cat on G Avenue.
12/18/11 5:54 p.m. A fight between four people broke out in front of a church on A Avenue, but nobody wanted to press charges.
12/18/11 7:56 p.m. A man changed the locks on his house on Kerr Parkway after his girlfriend assaulted him last night. She later returned with her parents to pick up her things.
12/19/11 9:34 a.m. After a man brought his 16-year-old stepson to work, the boy ran away.
12/19/11 10:19 p.m. Precautions are being taken with the release of a suspect from Clackamas County Jail. The man is suspected of trying to strangle a woman and it is feared he may try to see her again. An advocate is working with the victim.
12/19/11 12:55 p.m. Vandals struck at the Hilton Garden, tagging vending machines on every floor.
12/19/11 4:05 p.m. Some furniture and a dishwasher mysteriously appeared in front of a woman's house on Westminster Drive.
12/19/11 9:14 p.m. A 14-year-old girl was lodged at the juvenile retention center after a domestic dustup with her grandparents.
12/13/11 1:15 p.m. After finding about $2,000 in charges, a man canceled his Citibank Visa card.
12/14/11 3:56 p.m. A phony contractor accepted $500 for a tree-cutting project and hasn't been seen since.
12/19/11 8:02 a.m. A man's debit card was hacked again, with online purchases totaling $56.