Information from the public safety column comes from the records of the Lake Oswego Police Department. Police recently filed reports on the following incidents:
4/16/08 4:19 a.m. Damian Paul Budlong, 31, was cited on suspicion of two counts of harassment.
4/16/08 7:57 a.m. Michael Thomas Draper, 28, was cited and released on suspicion of second-degree theft and fraudulent use of a credit card.
4/17/08 11:29 a.m. Derrek Otto Watson, 23, was arrested on suspicion of attempting to elude police during a chase, reckless driving and reckless endangering.
He was also cited for driving while uninsured, speeding and failing to obey a traffic control device. He was taken to Clackamas County Jail.
4/17/08 1:15 p.m. Richard Alvin Dudley, 50, was cited on suspicion of driving while suspended and without insurance.
4/17/08 1:32 p.m. Curtis G. Houghton, 28, was cited on suspicion of not displaying license plates and for driving without insurance.
4/18/08 2:24 p.m. A 13-year-old was charged with assault and referred to a juvenile court after hitting an adult in the head.
4/18/08 10:30 p.m. Perry Mitchell, 52, was arrested on suspicion of criminal mischief, harassment and suspicion of DUII and taken to Clackamas County Jail.
4/17/08 8:59 a.m. A flat screen television, coins and jewelry - all valued at $1,500 - were taken during a burglary on Summit Drive.
4/14/08 10:54 a.m. No one was injured in a two-car crash on Fourth Street.
4/14/08 11:38 a.m. There were no injuries in a two-car crash at Bangy Road and Kruse Way.
4/14/08 12:45 p.m. No one was hurt in a collision on Country Club Road.
4/15/08 1:35 p.m. Injuries were reported in a three-car collision on Highway 43 at Glenmorrie Drive.
4/16/08 6:19 p.m. No one was hurt in a two-car crash that blocked traffic at Bangy Road and Kruse Way.
4/19/08 10:09 a.m. There were injuries in a three-car crash at Overlook Drive and Stafford Road.
4/17/08 4:35 p.m. Shelli A. Stern, 58, was arrested on suspicion of DUII on Blue Heron Road and taken to Clackamas County Jail.
4/19/08 1:26 a.m. Roy Edward Bower, 29, was arrested on suspicion of DUII on Aquinas Lane and given to the Portland Police.
4/14/08 12:53 p.m. A car was broken into on Greentree Circle.
4/16/08 12:46 p.m. A customer left a gas station on Boones Ferry Road without paying for gas.
4/16/08 1:50 p.m. A paycheck was reported stolen from a Meadows Road business.
4/17/08 7:35 a.m. Cars were broken into and miscellaneous items stolen on Sarah Hill Lane.
4/14/08 9:58 a.m. A suspicious-looking man talked on a phone in a car on Carman Drive. He was wearing a hood.
4/14/08 11:43 a.m. A woman peered into a recycling bin on Tamarack Lane.
4/14/08 2:08 p.m. Three girls climbed a fountain on First Street.
4/14/08 3:20 p.m. A coyote ran wild-eyed through a yard on Upper Drive, its leg injured.
4/14/08 6:41 p.m. Drivers exchanged words after a near-miss between cars on Fourth Street.
4/14/08 7:12 p.m. Roommates quibbled on Fifth Street.
4/14/08 7:43 p.m. Roommates fought across town on Mt. Jefferson Terrace, this time one broke an arm.
4/14/08 8:33 p.m. A window was shot with a BB gun on Deerbrush Avenue.
4/15/08 12:15 p.m. A driver who bumped into a car left a note on Third Street, then called police to tell them about it.
4/15/08 12:52 p.m. A gate was left open by a construction worker on Sixth Street.
4/15/08 9:25 p.m. An animated man jumped in front of a car on E Avenue, apparently trying to get a ride.
4/16/08 7:17 a.m. A frantic feline was stuck in a storm drain on Tyndall Court.
4/16/08 8:18 p.m. Someone threatened a local screenwriter as she was in pursuit of a controversial subject.
4/16/08 9:12 p.m. Police sleuthed about the post office with firefighters, sniffing out the source of a smoky odor.
4/16/08 1:07 a.m. An elderly person who wandered from a care facility was returned on Pilkington Road.
4/16/08 2:57 a.m. Keys were hanging in a locked mailbox on Greentree Avenue.
4/17/08 10:18 a.m. Profanities were etched in a window of an elementary school on Royce Way.
4/17/08 11:17 a.m. Several dog walkers failed to clean their canine deposits off the lawns on Cabana Lane.
4/17/08 11:36 a.m. A ladder was in the road on Fourth Street.
4/17/08 6:31 p.m. An exuberant pitbull dragged its chain down Jean Road.
4/17/08 10:44 p.m. A garage door was left open on Orchard Way.
4/17/08 11:28 p.m. A suspected prowler on North Shore Road turned out to be the husband of a woman who lived there.
4/18/08 7:30 a.m. Five mailboxes were found slaughtered at dawn on Fir Ridge Road.
4/18/08 10:24 a.m. A suspicious-looking man in a car on Rembrant Lane was a Standard TV and Appliance employee, caught mid-delivery of machine parts.
4/18/08 11:53 a.m. Drivers seemed to be behaving especially badly at a stop sign on Canyon Drive.
4/18/08 1:03 p.m. A ladder had been leaning on the roof of a house on Hide-A-way Court for months.
4/19/08 7:41 p.m. A passer-by saw two people walk along the train tracks on State Street, then go arm and arm into a grassy area under a trestle.
4/20/08 8:18 a.m. Windows on a white truck were fogged up on Nansen Summit. Neighbors suspected a drug deal.
4/20/08 9:18 a.m. A yelling man caused a commotion while walking down Boones Ferry Road.
4/20/08 12:22 a.m. A woman walked her dogs off their leash at Foothills Park.
4/20/08 12:47 p.m. Daredevil kids were laying on their skateboards as they bombed down Erickson Street.
4/20/08 2:20 p.m. A juvenile suitor was threatened with bodily injury by the father of his love interest.
4/20/08 3:42 p.m. A dementia patient was lost, then found again in the Overlook Drive area.
4/20/08 4:37 p.m. A drunk and agitated girlfriend was threatening her beau with a drive or jump off of a cliff.
4/14/08 10:16 a.m. A counterfeit check was passed at a local business.
4/15/08 11:08 a.m. A man received a bad check.
4/15/08 12:38 p.m. Identity theft was reported.
4/15/08 3:16 p.m. Fraud was reported.
4/15/08 3:36 p.m. Identity theft was reported.
4/15/08 4:51 p.m. A local person was asked for a Social Security number.
4/16/08 8:04 a.m. Identity theft was reported.
4/16/08 8:22 a.m. Identity theft was reported.
4/16/08 10:01 a.m. Identity theft was reported.
4/16/08 10:23 a.m. A local business received a fraudulent check in an online transaction.
4/18/08 2:22 p.m. A local man received a fraudulent check for $7,500.