Information from the public safety column comes from the records of the Lake Oswego Police Department. Police recently filed reports on the following incidents:
2/20/08 11:13 a.m. There was an accident between two vehicles on Carman Drive. One driver was cited for failure to avoid a stopped vehicle.
2/21/08 6:54 a.m. A pedestrian was struck at Fifth Street and A Avenue. The pedestrian was taken to a hospital and the driver was cited for failure to yield right of way to a pedestrian.
2/21/08 12:52 p.m. There was a two-car non-injury accident at Maple Street and McVey Avenue. One driver was cited for failure to avoid a stopped vehicle.
2/24/08 2:39 p.m. Two cars were involved in an accident on Carman Drive and Kruse Way. One driver was cited for failure to avoid a stopped vehicle.
2/20/08 8:14 a.m. A home on Fairway Road was burglarized the night before. A big screen TV was taken.
2/20/08 7:58 p.m. A woman on Cardinal Drive reported that she had just come home and found two sliding glass doors open. An officer checked the house and found nothing missing or out of place.
2/21/08 12:43 a.m. A window was broken in the computer room of a home on Country Club Road. Nothing was taken but there was $150 in damage.
2/21/08 3:35 a.m. At the Oswego Lake Country Club on Iron Mountain Boulevard, the pro shop was broken into and golf clubs were stolen.
2/21/08 6:57 p.m. A door of a residence on North Shore Road was found open and a ring was missing.
2/22/08 10:33 a.m. A woman's purse, with her ID and passport, were missing. She said she thought she had lost it somewhere between Lake Oswego and Sandy Boulevard in Northeast Portland. She later called to say her purse had been found in a Portland restaurant.
2/23/08 5:31 p.m. Eleven firearms were taken from a man's residence a year ago. The caller had the suspect's number, which police called and found that it was a civil issue.
2/23/08 7:45 p.m. Mail was stolen from a Lake Oswego man's car when he was in Portland.
2/20/08 9:42 p.m. A woman in a silver Camry was seen on South Shore Boulevard tailgating other cars. An officer caught up with her and gave her a warning.
2/20/08 6:09 a.m. A gray Cadillac drove over a person's foot on Third Street. An officer followed up with the Caddy driver.
2/20/08 8:46 a.m. A caller said he had received text messages from a friend who was saying good-bye, as if she was going to commit suicide.
2/20/08 3:01 p.m. In a call from a wireless phone, 9-1-1 dispatch could hear a TV and someone rustling in the background.
2/20/08 3:07 p.m. A person called and complained that some of his mail had been diverted to an address in California.
2/20/08 4:40 p.m. A reckless driver was seen on Cobb Way, in a white BMW speeding through the neighborhood.
2/20/08 5:45 p.m. At the Shell station on Boones Ferry Road, a woman was in her car with the hood up. She was sobbing uncontrollably about her car breaking down, according to a police report. It's unclear if her car was a SAAB.
2/20/08 6:10 p.m. A caller on Hampton Court said her neighbor's great Dane bit her and she wanted to make a report.
2/20/08 6:11 p.m. At the Safeway on A Avenue, a caller reported finding a wallet in the parking lot. An officer picked up the wallet, the contents of which were strewn all over, and contacted the owner. The owner then picked up the wallet.
2/20/08 6:49 p.m. There were two incomplete calls to 9-1-1. Dispatch called back and was hung up on. Officers checked at the home, and there was a dispute between a mother and 14-year-old daughter.
2/21/08 7:54 a.m. A caller living on Walking Woods Drive said that every morning vehicles run the stop sign as his daughter is walking to school.
2/21/08 9:40 a.m. On Carman Drive, there was a trailer with a generator. Police went to the scene and found it was a Qwest truck.
2/21/08 11:10 a.m. A blue Lexus was parked with its wheels on the sidewalk and was also too large for the parking space on Overlook Drive, a caller said.
2/21/08 11:22 a.m. A patrol was requested to look for speeding vehicles driving near kids on Carter Place. The kids were not using the crosswalk.
2/21/08 10:12 p.m. A woman called and said her boyfriend was refusing to leave their place on Twin Fir Road. An officer contacted the man, and he agreed to leave.
2/21/08 10:24 p.m. A woman reported that her boyfriend was supposed to be home 3½ hours earlier. She added that he might be out of town.
2/21/08 4:01 a.m. At Ridgeview condos on Eaglecrest Drive, someone was heard stomping around. The stomper left before police arrived.
2/21/08 3:20 p.m. At the Safeway on A Avenue, a caller lost a cell phone valued at $199.
2/21/08 6:12 p.m. A caller reported there was a 'bi-polar female, hysterical and looking for her dog' on Bickner Street, according to a police report.
2/21/08 7:35 p.m. A man came to a person's door on Weidman Court and said he was from Comcast. He would not go away or be muted.
2/22/08 8:15 a.m. A man reported that his wife and son had seen people opening mail boxes in the area of Lee Street. He said he would call back when he saw it happen again.
2/22/08 8:47 a.m. An ex-boyfriend was reportedly stalking a woman for the past two months. She said he follows her, knocks on her door and sits in her car and waits for her. He also text messages her all the time and he won't stop, despite being told to stop. An officer advised him to knock it off.
2/22/08 9:35 a.m. At Palisades Elementary School, a man was seen walking behind a student. He made the student feel uncomfortable. He was described as tall, skinny, with brown hair and sunglasses.
2/22/08 9:45 a.m. A man's 12-year-old son was receiving 'odd' text messages during the previous couple of days.
2/22/08 11:09 a.m. At Bryant Elementary School, a vehicle drove onto the curb and knocked down a sign. Police located the vehicle and the driver was cited for not having a driver's license. Her car was towed.
2/22/08 11:59 a.m. On Sixth Street, a caller reported a neighbor was dropping very heavy items and making a lot of noise. Police found it was part of an ongoing civil issue.
2/22/08 3 p.m. An officer gave a woman, perhaps suffering from cappuccino withdrawal, a ride from Fourth Street to the Starbucks on State Street.
2/22/08 4:44 p.m. A female walker on South Shore Boulevard was seen going down a path that wasn't a trail. Officers found the woman and said everything was OK.
2/22/08 4:50 p.m. A blue Ford Bronco had been parked on Aspen Court for at least a week. It had a broken windshield and expired tags.
2/22/08 5:39 p.m. A woman in a black 2006 BMW was seen drinking from a brown paper bag.
2/22/08 9:49 p.m. At Palisades Elementary School, a person heard voices and belching by the playground equipment. Police found several people and instructed them to go home.
2/22/08 11:10 p.m. A man was seen sitting on the ground on Boones Ferry and Country Club roads. He had blonde hair, was half-shaved and had a pony tail and facial piercings.
2/23/08 12:35 p.m. At Marylhurst University, skateboarders were doing tricks on the Marylhurst sign. An officer found no damage to the sign.
2/23/08 3:32 p.m. At the Parkridge Apartments, there was a report of three people soliciting for voter registration. They were refusing to leave, a caller said.
2/24/08 7:24 a.m. At the Shell station on A Avenue, a disoriented elderly man was unable to get his car started.
2/24/08 11:01 a.m. In three calls to 9-1-1 from a cell phone, sounds of people possibly yelling were heard.
2/24/08 1:22 p.m. A coyote was seen running at large on Canyon Drive.
2/24/08 1:38 p.m. A real estate sign was reportedly illegally posted on Bryant Road. Police found that it conformed with the sign code.
2/24/08 3:17 p.m. A woman said her 15-year-old son had taken her white Santa Fe vehicle.
2/24/08 5:27 p.m. A woman on Tree Top Lane found a set of keys on her doorstep that did not belong to her. The key chain said 'World's Greatest Grandpa.' Police began their long search for the super granddad.
2/23/08 12:20 p.m. A woman said she received a call from the National Medical Office saying it was going to issue a card to her and had all her personal information.