Information from the public safety column comes from the records of the Lake Oswego Police Department. Police recently filed reports on the following incidents:
1/17/08 9:59 a.m. About $100 in cash was stolen from an office on Overlook Drive.
1/19/08 7:45 p.m. After giving money to a man who said he was an apartment owner on McVey Avenue, a person complained that the man didn't own the apartment and took the caller's first and last month's rent.
1/21/08 5:23 p.m. Patio furniture was taken from a person's home on South Shore Boulevard.
1/22/08 2 p.m. A pair of gloves was stolen in the restroom at a local Safeway store. An officer contacted the suspect, and the gloves were returned.
1/22/08 2:25 p.m. A hit-and-run accident occurred at Boones Ferry Road and Jean Way.
1/22/08 5:06 p.m. A hit-and-run accident took place outside the Mountain Park Rec Center. The car that hit the PT Cruiser had minor damage to the left rear bumper.
1/20/08 12:40 a.m. At the Plaid Pantry on Pilkington, a man said he was hit in the face.
1/19/08 12:13 a.m. Samuel Peter Smith, 31, was lodged at Clackamas County Jail for suspicion of burglary and criminal trespassing.
1/14/08 5:22 p.m. A man's girlfriend, who was on probation for drugs, was reportedly 'very high on something right now.'
1/15/08 11:02 a.m. Police checked the temporary off-leash area for parking violations and found none. The city recently put up signs for 'No Parking' near the parks.
1/15/08 11:50 a.m. A coyote was spotted in the area around Kenwood Road. The reporting was conveyed to the city's natural resources coordinator.
1/15/08 12:26 p.m. A neighbor on D Avenue was reportedly storing garbage in his front yard, which was attracting rodents. Police notified the property owner.
1/15/08 2:05 p.m. A coyote killed a cat near Kenwood Road. A caller said he had left a note for the cat owner. An officer spoke with several people who saw the coyote.
1/15/08 3:26 p.m. Juveniles were seen throwing rocks from a walkway that leads to an apartment building on Kingsgate Avenue.
1/15/08 4:45 p.m. Part of a large tree was found cut on Carman Drive. A 2-inch in diameter limb was cut, as it was overhanging the sidewalk.
1/15/08 5:45 p.m. A woman said she was receiving harassing phone calls, and had been for three months.
1/15/08 6:32 p.m. A hold-up alarm was activated at the State Street Washington Mutual bank. All appeared OK when police arrived.
1/15/08 8:58 p.m. A woman said she was being stalked by her boyfriend's ex-girlfriend. She didn't want police to contact the suspect.
1/17/08 6:11 p.m. A man claiming to be with Comcast was going door-to-door on Nansen Summit. A homeowner called Comcast, which said it did not have any representatives in the area. He was described as a man in his 20s, thin and had glasses, and was carrying a clipboard.
1/17/08 6:11 p.m. A man claiming to be with the Sierra Club was walking door-to-door on Seventh Street. He had Sierra Club ID around his neck and a clipboard. But a caller requested extra patrols.
1/17/08 8:59 a.m. At the Lake Oswego School District pool, a man was seen peering into the locker room. A caller said he looked like a 'meth head.'
1/17/08 11:35 a.m. A black Mercedes was seen going through a crosswalk near Oak Creek School while kids were crossing on their way to school.
1/17/08 1:52 p.m. A woman said she received two phone calls from an unknown male, telling her to wake up and calling her an obscene name.
1/18/08 9:02 a.m. A 'mangy- looking dog' or perhaps a fox was seen running across the street on Lake Haven Drive.
1/18/08 9:19 a.m. A red Lincoln Navigator blew through a stop sign and was changing lanes without signaling on Country Club Road. An officer left a message with the husband of the driver.
1/18/08 9:23 a.m. Real estate arrow signs were found on public property near Cherry Lane, and a caller asked that they be picked up.
1/18/08 9:52 a.m. A man called police asking for animal control regarding a 'vicious toy poodle' that he was unable to control because he is disabled. An officer contacted the caller's brother who assisted with the dog.
1/18/08 9:56 a.m. At Rite-Aid on B Avenue, an officer reported finding another officer's ticket book outside and wanted to turn it in.
1/18/08 11:42 a.m. An officer was flagged down regarding a coyote that was seen walking down the road near South Shore and Greentree.
1/18/08 12:16 p.m. A caller wanted to talk to an officer about a mean German shepherd that lives in a home near her bicycle route. She was afraid the dog would break through the window and attack her.
1/18/08 5:05 p.m. A man came to a resident's door on Offenbach Place, saying he was soliciting for Comcast. He had a badge, but 'didn't seem right,' according to a police report. The caller shut the door on him and he knocked again.
1/18/08 6:25 p.m. A Lazerquick customer called police to report that he could not find his 1967 Karman Ghia. Police helped find the car.
1/18/08 6:56 p.m. There was a false alarm at the Bank of America on Bryant Road.
1/18/08 7:07 p.m. An argument broke out between a home owner and a contractor on Oswego Summit. The contractor reportedly kicked tiles in the house.
1/18/08 8:11 p.m. At the trolley depot on North State Street, graffiti was found on the diesel oil tank that runs the trolley.
1/18/08 9:28 p.m. A vehicle was slowly rolling down the middle of El Greco Street. Police found the owner, who received a citation.
1/19/08 5:07 p.m. A caller reported a 'creepy looking guy' in the lower parking lot on Kruse Oaks Drive, who was looking into cars.
1/19/08 6:38 p.m. A homeless person was seen coming out of the bushes on Iron Mountain Boulevard. The caller said there was another person seen with the homeless man.
1/20/08 8:23 a.m. At a home on Third Street, a woman said her Christmas cards had disappeared. In addition, the woman said she had received calls from a company saying someone was going to be released from prison. An officer followed up and found two reasons for the woman to be grateful: The person being released was her son and the officer helped find the Christmas cards in a bedroom.
1/20/08 10:13 a.m. New home construction was going on Sunday at 9 a.m. on Ninth Street. An officer responded and told the workers there is no construction noise allowed that day and Martin Luther King Day.
1/20/08 12:56 p.m. A person wearing a black hoodie ran through a woman's yard on Twin Fir Road and jumped a fence about 15 minutes after a patrol car drove down the road.
1/20/08 2:04 p.m. A caller reported that a neighbor on Ridgewood Road had a stack of newspapers and mail piling up in the property owner's mailbox. A daughter of the home owners was contacted and said her parents were out of town.
1/20/08 4:28 p.m. Two reportedly intoxicated males were in the Albertson's on Boones Ferry Road. The store refused to sell them alcohol. The men left in a cab.
1/20/08 5:31 p.m. Two females got out of a gold Taurus with a sleeping bag bundle and went around the north side of a building on Mercantile Drive.
1/20/08 6:50 p.m. A woman reported leaving her cell phone inside the Lake Oswego Public Library and wanted an officer to help her get it.
1/21/08 9:55 a.m. There was a false alarm at the US Bank on Kruse Oaks Drive.
1/21/08 10:30 a.m. Love for sale: Signs for LakeOswegoSingles.com began popping up around town - near Foothills Road and on D Avenue - and officers removed them from public rights of way.
1/21/08 2:09 p.m. An officer warned a skateboarder who was under 13 years old that he needed to wear a helmet.
1/21/08 3:07 p.m. Two people in a dark-colored Jeep were chasing a tenant at apartments on Oakridge Road and extra patrols were requested.
1/21/08 3:58 p.m. A hot tub owner said he thought someone had taken photos of his wife while she was in the hot tub.
1/21/08 7:09 p.m. The father of a 14 year old said she was upset after he disciplined her.
1/22/08 11:21 a.m. An alarm went off at Meringue, on First Street. The manager at the store had accidentally pushed the alarm button.
1/22/08 3:56 p.m. There was a report of rocks piled up on E Avenue. A nearby homeowner said he would remove the rocks.
1/22/08 4:50 p.m. A son had assaulted his mother. He was taken to juvenile corrections.
1/17/08 10:41 a.m. At Malloney's Prosthetics, a customer wrote a fraudulent check for $2,222.