Information from the public safety column comes from the records of the Lake Oswego Police Department. Police recently filed reports on the following incidents:
12/23/07 11:23 p.m. A car ran into a street light on Cellini Court. The car's owner was cited for obscured windows.
12/23/07 11:58 p.m. There was a two-vehicle, non-injury accident on Kruse Way and Westlake Drive. One driver was cited for failure to obey a traffic signal.
12/25/07 12:35 p.m. A car that slid down a hill on Hillside Way hit another car and landed in a neighbor's yard. Somehow, it managed not to damage the other car.
12/25/07 12:55 p.m. There was a non-injury accident on Kerr Parkway, when a car ran into a guardrail.
12/23/07 1:25 a.m. Joel Albrecht Spiegel, 23, was arrested on suspicion of DUII. A police report said Albrecht ran his gold Explorer into a tree.
12/23/07 9:02 p.m. Joel Arthur Beaudet, 36, was arrested on suspicion of DUII on Lower Boones Ferry Road.
12/22/07 2:16 a.m. Brian A. Smalley, 32, was arrested on suspicion of felony assault, after he was reportedly arguing with someone for four hours.
12/22/07 11:06 p.m. Jolene Coats, 31, was arrested after apparently being involved in a boyfriend-girlfriend fight on Maple Street.
12/22/07 7:51 a.m. At the Residence Inn on Bangy Road, the window of a car was broken out and a GPS and iPod were stolen.
12/23/07 11:58 p.m. At the Mountain Park Church, a car window was broken and Christmas presents were stolen.
12/24/07 9:05 a.m. At Hallinan Circle, three vehicles - a Volvo, Jeep and Saab - were entered. They were unlocked. No damage was done and nothing was stolen.
12/24/07 1:05 p.m. A VW Passat on Yarmouth Circle was broken into and a camera and credit cards were stolen. A knife belonging to the owner was left on the floor.
12/26/07 5:26 p.m. Two plasma TVs were taken from a business on Jefferson Parkway.
12/21/07 11:11 a.m. A woman reported that her neighbor's husband was at her door, even though he was under a court order to not be there.
12/21/07 12:26 p.m. A mysterious man was standing in an office on Second Street, looking around. He was confronted and decided to leave.
12/21/07 2:15 p.m. A caller said a co-worker who drives a silver truck drinks while he's at work and then drives home. Police took the information and watched for the truck.
12/21/07 4 p.m. A woman reported she was awarded custody of her children, and her soon-to-be ex-husband has been making threats. The threats were coming via a third person. Police said to call back when the threats come from the ex.
12/21/07 4:34 p.m. A maroon Nissan Pathfinder had been parked on a road without moving for about five weeks. An officer chalked the tires and left a note for the owner to move the Pathfinder.
12/21/07 7:08 p.m. A man in a wheelchair was seen sitting at a bus stop on McVey Avenue for 90 minutes. When police got there, he was gone.
12/22/07 1:29 a.m. A person said he had received multiple obscene phone calls. The caller was saying he was outside and wanted the respondent to come out.
12/22/07 3:17 p.m. A caller said he had not heard from his friend since Tuesday, when the friend's wife was arrested and their child was placed in protective custody.
12/22/07 3:38 p.m. A man called to say he was concerned about his girlfriend, who was outside getting muddy, raking leaves and building a shelter for herself. She was upset about a domestic disturbance at the location the day before.
12/22/07 8:06 p.m. Several juveniles were seen littering in a parking lot on Boones Ferry Road. Police advised them to find another place to hang out.
12/22/07 9:37 p.m. A man on foot was seen on Jefferson Parkway, carrying a plastic bag. A caller was concerned because it was cold outside and he thought the man on foot may have been dealing drugs.
12/22/07 10:25 p.m. A man's girlfriend went for a walk in the Mountain Park area and had been gone for 1½ hours. The girl turned up before police arrived.
12/23/07 11:05 a.m. At Lakeridge High School, profanity had been spray painted on a sign at the school. An officer cleaned it off.
12/23/07 11:35 a.m. A woman said she found two hand-written signs soliciting prostitution posted on her mailbox on Parkview Drive. An officer who responded determined it was a prank.
12/23/07 12:49 p.m. A man reported his girlfriend was drunk and trying to fight with him.
12/23/07 1:39 p.m. A license plate was found on Kruse Oaks Drive parking lot. An officer returned the license plate to the owner.
12/23/07 6:12 p.m. A juvenile was involved in a car accident on Boones Ferry Road. His mother called police to say that her son, after rear-ending the car, attempted to exchange information with another person but that person left.
12/23/07 8:22 p.m. A possible drunken driver was reportedly swerving all over the road on Lake Front Road. Police caught up with the driver, who said he couldn't see because of the fog.
12/23/07 11:33 p.m. There was a group of 15 and 16 year olds walking up and down Edenberry Drive. A caller was concerned they were related to recent vandalism in the neighborhood.
12/23/07 11:42 p.m. A light- colored Subaru Outback was driving up Royce Way, and one of the occupants threw an egg on a caller's driveway.
12/24/07 12:27 a.m. A white Audi sedan hit some garbage cans on Greensborough Court
12/24/07 10:28 a.m. A woman's estranged daughter showed up at her home with a truck and wanted to get into the residence.
12/24/07 1:53 p.m. A parent called to say that her two sons had been fighting. One threw an axe at the other. Police said there had been no assault or crime.
12/24/07 2:47 p.m. At Lavang Restaurant on Pilkington Road, a man who was being belligerent was asked to leave.
12/24/07 11:22 p.m. A person who called 9-1-1 apparently did so by mistake, as the person was trying to figure out how to use a new phone.
12/24/07 11:24 p.m. An Audi was seen on Overlook Drive, flashing high beams and allegedly driving all over the road. An officer caught up with the car and warned the driver.
12/25/07 3:54 a.m. A woman's bathroom was flooding, so she called police and begged for help. An officer plunged the toilet and taught her how to flush and plunge. A plumbing company was called to fix a leaky valve.
12/25/07 10:40 a.m. A woman with a water problem in her apartment called police and asked for $20 in change. She was warned for improper use of 9-1-1.
12/25/07 9:25 p.m. A woman called to say that a neighborhood girl had broken her birdhouse. She was extremely upset about that and numerous past events that she said the girl was involved in.
12/26/07 1:56 a.m. At the Bluffs Apartments on Kerr Parkway, a baby was heard crying over a baby monitor and an adult was yelling. Police came but could not find the source of the crying.
12/26/07 11:56 a.m. A stainless steel sculpture in front of Chico's was damaged, inflicting $2,500 in damage.
12/26/07 12:17 p.m. A woman contacted police regarding a no-contact order with her former boyfriend. The woman wanted to know how to get items to her boyfriend for her child's visitation.
12/26/07 12:24 p.m. A Mercedes was reportedly parked for two weeks on West Bay Road. It was tagged as abandoned.
12/26/07 2:24 p.m. A caller wanted to talk with police about her roommate's habit of smoking marijuana.
12/26/07 3:08 p.m. Extra patrols were requested for parking near the new Luscher Farm dog park. Temporary no-parking signs were installed.
12/26/07 4:07 p.m. A silver Ford truck and a silver BMW were seen racing on Boones Ferry Road. After the race, the driver in the pick-up got out of the car and was banging on the BMW's window.
12/26/07 4:09 p.m. A caller complained that construction on Bryant Road was causing a traffic hazard. The caller also said there were lots of potholes on an unpaved road.
12/26/07 4:40 p.m. A woman named Patricia was reportedly in the Lake Oswego Post Office causing problems, because she was locked out of her house. Police took her home.