Information from the public safety column comes from the records of the Lake Oswego Police Department. Police recently filed reports on the following incidents:
3/8/08 Police found a vehicle in a ditch on Boones Ferry Road. Kirt Bryan Gilmore, 53, was arrested on suspicion of DUII and second-degree criminal mischief. He refused to take a breath test, police said.
3/7/08 9:05 p.m. Lisa L. O'Brien, 39, was arrested on suspicion of DUII on Meadows Road.
3/8/08 12:19 a.m. Jesse D. Copeland, 21, was arrested on suspicion of DUII on Sunset Drive.
3/7/08 12:35 p.m. On Boones Ferry Road, a bicyclist was hit by a black Dodge Neon.
3/6/08 11:40 a.m. Two cell phones and two pairs of jeans were taken from the girls locker room at Waluga Junior High School. The cell phone was later recovered.
3/7/08 5:43 p.m. An iPhone was stolen from a locked gym locker at Lake Oswego High School
3/7/08 9:34 a.m. A Razor phone was stolen from a locker room at Waluga Junior High School.
3/7/08 11:08 a.m. A caller wanted to speak with police regarding a neighbor girl on Fifth Street. The girl was stealing the caller's bamboo trees.
3/7/08 11:45 a.m. A woman reported that her neighbor had stolen her silverware. She was also missing a wheelbarrow.
3/4/08 11:16 a.m. A neglected puppy was allegedly being kept in a garage on Botticelli Street. The pup's bark could be heard. Police found no one home and left a business card.
3/5/08 1:38 p.m. A resident on Buckingham Terrace reported that the neighbor's cat was using the area under the caller's deck as a litter box and wanted the activity to stop.
3/5/08 8:30 p.m. A caller on Neff Park Lane reported receiving a harassing and threatening call from a business partner.
3/6/08 7:30 a.m. A vehicle was seen on Jefferson Parkway going more than 50 mph. The caller said the driver comes home from work each night, driving above the speed limit.
3/6/08 7:56 a.m. There was a coyote in the area of Interstate 5 and Kruse Way.
3/6/08 8:53 a.m. Extra patrol was requested due to tire tracks in the grass of a resident's lawn on Bryant Road. Juveniles were also seen in the back of the house.
3/6/08 9:34 a.m. A gold Jeep Cherokee was seen speeding and the driver was flipping off motorists and running into sides of vehicles while on Highway 217.
3/6/08 2:11 p.m. Police received a second-hand account of someone dumping paint into a storm drain on Hallinan Street. An officer responded and found no paint. A resident was contacted and denied dumping any paint.
3/6/08 4:16 p.m. A business owner said he was receiving phone threats from a vendor. The vendor made three 'disturbing' calls regarding a $225 bill, according to a police report.
3/6/08 7:39 p.m. A caller said she was concerned about her sister, who is an alcoholic and had left an assisted living center in Wilsonville in a cab. Police tracked her down and found she was OK.
3/6/08 8:47 p.m. There was a report of a disturbance at a basketball game at Lake Oswego Junior High School. Officers contacted two individuals at the game and gave the referee options of what to do. The ref then called the game.
3/7/08 2:53 a.m. A noisy work crew was reported at Albertson's on South State Street. An officer contacted the crew.
3/7/08 4:58 p.m. A dog pooped on a person's yard, causing minor damage, according to a police report. Police couldn't find the dog or owner.
3/7/08 10:20 a.m. A suspicious male was seen walking around in the courtyard between buildings on Mercantile Drive. He appeared to be talking to himself. Police contacted the man, who said he was stretching before work.
3/7/08 12:15 p.m. Police received a traffic complaint about a vehicle driving on North State Street. An officer found the car and issued the driver a citation after the driver ran a red light.
3/7/08 2:45 p.m. A 16 year old left Willamette Cottage and head south on Old River Road. He was found and taken back to Willamette Cottage.
3/7/08 2:49 p.m. A green Jeep was speeding through a school zone on Boones Ferry and Country Club roads and illegally changing lanes.
3/7/08 3:20 p.m. A white dog with brown spots and a white dog with black spots were running loose near Lords Lane. The owner spotted the dogs and retrieved them.
3/7/08 5:24 p.m. A black BMW was stalled and blocking a lane on South State Street. The driver was found and said the Beemer was out of gas.
3/7/08 5:55 p.m. A man got out of a blue, older pick-up near Boones Ferry Road and nearly fell. He continued to stagger. A bank employee at Wells Fargo was contacted and police found out he was a regular customer.
3/7/08 7:03 p.m. A man said his 12-year-old daughter was receiving harassing phone calls from someone who goes to her school.
3/7/08 7:16 p.m. A man was arguing with his 15-year-old daughter about drug use and said she was in her room making vague threats about suicide.
3/7/08 10 p.m. At the New Seasons on Monroe Parkway, there was a report of a young girl in the backseat of a Volvo wagon with a distressed look on her face.
3/8/08 5:17 a.m. A person was seen running down McVey Avenue wearing all black and placing boxes with debris in them in the street.
3/8/08 6:38 a.m. A man on Ridgeway said his stone wall had been hit overnight. He thought it had happened around 12:30 a.m.
3/8/08 7:11 a.m. A caller said that a woman hired to house sit had been threatening and harassing the caller.
3/8/08 8:11 a.m. A man on Briarwood Road reported that his house water had been dirty since the day before. He said running the water did not help. Another caller on Fielding Road reported a similar problem about 15 minutes later.
3/8/08 9:39 a.m. An outhouse was tipped over on Galen Street and the contents were dumped all over the road.
3/8/08 10:56 a.m. A silver Jeep Cherokee ran a woman off the road. The Cherokee was seen turning into the New Seasons Market on Boones Ferry Road.
3/8/08 2:30 p.m. A large foam block was removed from the roadway on Jefferson Parkway.
3/8/08 2:37 p.m. A caller said she was babysitting two lambs on Maple Street, in case anyone called to complain about the sheep.
3/8/08 2:52 p.m. A woman on Fifth Avenue called to complain again that her silverware was missing. She also said someone had made long distance calls on her phone.
3/8/08 8:04 p.m. A man on Overlook Drive said his wife saw some juveniles lighting a fire by a nearby track. She yelled at them and they took off. She was concerned they would light a fire somewhere else.
3/8/08 9:42 p.m. A man on Edenberry reported that his son saw a white SUV drive by and heard someone yelling 'You are not my mom!' The insult-slinger could have been yelling 'I'll throw the football - go long!'
3/8/09 12:39 a.m. A Porta Potty was found on its side on Touchstone. An officer removed it from the road.
3/8/08 12:56 a.m. A car alarm kept going off at apartments on Jefferson Parkway. Someone had poured cottage cheese and Kool Aid on the car's windshield, a combination that apparently triggered the alarm. An officer left his card.
3/9/08 8:31 a.m. At the Bank of Oswego on North State Street, an alarm for the ATM went off. Police found it was a construction crew repairing the tile floor by the ATM.
3/9/08 11:08 a.m. At a home on Melrose Place, a woman said three of her home's light fixtures were broken overnight. The estimated damage was $1,500.
3/9/08 11:54 a.m. An injured coyote was seen on Cherry Lane. When police arrived, the coyote ran off, with an apparent injured left front leg.
3/9/08 1:53 p.m. A caller followed a silver Toyota 4WD that was moving slowly, straddling the center lane. The car forced two vehicles off the road. The driver was cited for careless driving by the caller, who is a reserve police officer.
3/9/08 5:25 p.m. A woman said she was having an anxiety attack and was wanting to hurt herself.
3/9/08 7:11 p.m. A possibly drunken man left in a white Subaru on Meadows Road after originally having trouble finding his car.
3/10/08 12:12 a.m. At West Coast Bank on Meadows Road, there was a report that the front metal plate on a cash deposit box had been removed.
3/8/08 10:18 a.m. A woman called in a fraudulent prescription to the Safeway pharmacy. She was at the Safeway when police were alerted of the potential fraud.