Information from the public safety column comes from the records of the Lake Oswego Police Department. Police recently filed reports on the following incidents:
1/30/08 9:28 p.m. Peter Bedard, 50, was arrested on suspicion of DUII on Highway 43 near Marylbrook Drive.
1/31/08 1:53 p.m. Two rings were stolen sometime around Christmas at a home on Partridge Lane.
1/31/08 6:34 p.m. A mailbox at a home on Boones Ferry Road was stolen.
2/1/08 8:26 a.m. A plaque on a park bench on Atwater Road was reportedly missing. An officer checked and found that the plaque fell off and had already been returned.
2/1/08 2:51 p.m. A copper fire pit was stolen from a home on Livingood Lane.
2/2/08 10:12 a.m. On Shireva Court, a man reported that CDs had been stolen from his white Pontiac Grand Prix sometime early that morning.
2/2/08 1:51 p.m. Sunglasses and CDs were stolen from a Toyota 4-Runner on Shireva Drive.
2/2/08 6:25 p.m. A woman pedestrian on Country Club Road reported that a car had almost hit her.
1/30/08 2:42 p.m. There was a two-car accident on Boones Ferry Road between a Chevy pick-up and a Mercury Villager. One of the drivers was cited for failure to obey a red light.
1/30/08 5:26 p.m. An officer came upon a car accident on Lakeview Boulevard between an Acura and a Mercedes. Neither driver was cited.
2/1/08 8:50 a.m. An officer was flagged down regarding a non-injury hit-and-run accident that occurred overnight. The damage was about $600.
2/1/08 4:15 p.m. A two-vehicle non-injury accident occurred on Pacific Highway. One of the drivers complained of neck pain.
1/29/08 6:47 p.m. A man was seen laying on the ground wrapped in a blanket on Fifth Street and was believed to be a transient. He was taking a nap while waiting for the bus.
1/30/08 7:14 a.m. The 'ugly brat next door that has an insane mother' was in a caller's yard the previous night and opened the recycling bin. The next morning, Uncle Fester and Grandmama were seen going through the garbage can.
1/30/08 10:54 a.m. At the Christie School, a person reported being assaulted by another student.
1/30/08 12:05 p.m. A boat was parked in front of a home on Terrace Drive. An officer chalked and stickered the boat trailer and left a message for the owner.
1/30/08 7:05 p.m. A suspicious car was parked on Laurel Street. The car was a newer VW Bug, and police found the car was disabled and the driver was waiting for help.
1/31/08 12:08 a.m. A woman said her boyfriend had taken pills and was threatening to commit suicide.
1/31/08 4:09 a.m. While delivering newspapers, a man observed a door open on State Street. There were no lights on and no was was seen.
1/31/08 4:13 a.m. A person said she was hearing constant tapping noise, like metal on metal, coming from a nearby home on B Avenue.
1/31/08 2:48 p.m. A strange chunk of white material was discovered in an envelope on Meadows Road. It appeared to be a small piece of styrofoam.
1/31/08 4:33 p.m. A dog was found in the post office at Palisades Market and returned to his owner.
1/31/08 4:38 p.m. A vehicle with expired tags had been parked on Hemlock Street for three weeks. The owner was working on getting the vehicle registered.
1/31/08 7:39 a.m. There was a report of a speeding vehicle, zig-zagging between cars on Military Road in Dunthorpe. The vehicle was a full-sized pick-up with a chrome roll bar.
1/31/08 8:34 a.m. An elderly man was seen on Maple Street, urinating on a neighbor's lawn. The caller said this occurs daily. The man had gray hair, a wool cap and blue and white jacket.
1/31/08 9:43 a.m. A homeowner on Country Club Road said there was a continual problem with damage to the fence and mailbox. The caller wanted extra patrols.
1/31/08 10:05 a.m. There was a report of a possibly hurt goose on Boones Ferry Road. Police checked and found the goose was fine and walking around.
1/31/08 12:32 p.m. A person's stepson lost his Nokia a month and a half earlier in the Westlake area. The value was $150.
1/31/08 2:22 p.m. A group of juveniles on Foothills Road were seen in a white, newer Subaru. The Cereal Gang dropped a box of Cheerios, or other type of cereal, near a rock wall and left.
1/31/08 2:47 p.m. There was an incomplete call to 9-1-1 from US Bank. Nothing was said when a dispatcher answered. The bank was contacted and it was determined to be caused by a power surge that caused the phone system to call 911.
1/31/08 3:06 p.m. Someone threw a potato or melon at a driver's window on Boones Ferry Road, causing damage to the window. Police could not find the potato pitcher.
1/31/08 3:23 p.m. A car was parked the wrong way on Fifth Street in First Addition. The apparent car owner was, in addition to parking backwards, yelling at people in the neighborhood. Police couldn't find the light blue hatchback.
1/31/08 3:54 p.m. A former employee of a business on Carman Drive was refusing to leave and making threats to return and causing problems. The suspect left prior to police arriving.
1/31/08 7:55 p.m. An officer discovered graffiti on the side of the Safeway on A Avenue.
1/31/08 9:04 p.m. A customer at the Shell station on Boones Ferry Road called police, concerned that she had waited for 10 minutes and nobody came out. The station was open and the lights were on.
2/1/08 9:11 p.m. A person called police, concerned that he had heard the sound of a table saw on Fifth Street.
2/1/08 9:19 a.m. An elderly woman from a foster care home came to a location on Blue Heron Drive saying she was being held against her will and put on drugs. She was picked up and returned to the home by employees.
2/1/08 12:52 p.m. A missing person from Lake Oswego was located in Lincoln City.
2/1/08 1:17 p.m. A man in his 20s driving a silver or blue car came to a person's home on North Shore Road, offering samples of Tide.
2/1/08 1:34 p.m. At a condo building on Da Vinci, a man said he saw two people crawling around in his backyard. When confronted, they claimed to be surveyors. They said they were working for the homeowners association, marking property lines.
2/1/08 2:37 p.m. A person on A Avenue wanted to speak with an officer about the use of air soft guns in the city limits.
2/1/08 2:48 p.m. At a construction site on Botticelli, a fuel truck was leaking diesel fuel all over the road, according to a caller. No fuel spill was found.
2/1/08 3:33 p.m. At Lake Oswego High School, a man reported that he saw a former high school student threatening a student with a knife. An officer contacted the victim and discovered the students were just playing around.
2/1/08 3:56 p.m. A woman said her 11-year-old daughter was chased from the bus stop by a white man in a black hoodie sweatshirt.
2/1/08 4:19 p.m. Extra patrols were requested on Canyon Drive, where vehicles were running a stop sign. The homeowner offered his driveway for a patrol car to observe.
2/1/08 4:38 p.m. On Kruse Way, a green Land Rover was spotted with a child in the back seat who was not secured.
2/1/08 8:24 p.m. A man came to the door of a home on Monticello Drive, saying his car had broken down. He had been waiting on the person's porch for 15 minutes.
2/1/08 11:34 p.m. Twenty to 25 males were on Hazel Road, when a person approached them and they ran away.
2/1/08 11:04 p.m. A man came home and found that someone had been messing with his brother's gun.
2/2/08 12:38 a.m. A caller said his brother was trying to run away from home and taking his mother's car.
2/2/08 12:12 p.m. On Wood Thrush Circle, a man said his home had been egged just an hour earlier.
2/2/08 12:23 p.m. After receiving a parking ticket in town, a man on A Avenue asked to speak with an officer about rescinding the ticket. An officer told him to speak with the judge.
2/2/08 9:45 p.m. A group of 20 kids younger than 16 came in to a business on A Avenue. The business owner was concerned to have such a large group. He was told by kids in the group that they had nowhere else to hang out.
2/3/08 12:06 a.m. On One Jefferson Parkway, a woman said her ex-boyfriend had been harassing her. She said he was on Interstate 5, headed back to Washington. She called 9-1-1 a few minutes later and said the ex was threatening to 'mess up' her grandparent's house.
1/30/08 1:36 p.m. At the Pendleton Woolen Mills store at Lake View Village, a salesperson reported receiving a check for $464 from a closed account.
1/31/08 2:54 p.m. A man said his computer had been hacked into to get his personal information.
2/1/08 At the Washington Mutual on Mercantile Drive, a person made a withdrawl from an account using a driver's license that belonged to someone else.