Information from the public safety column comes from the records of the Lake Oswego Police Department. Police recently filed reports on the following incidents:
8/11/08 11:19 a.m. Marcos Enciso, 39, was arrested for failing to appear on charges of driving while suspended.
8/11/08 7:20 p.m. James Allen Hufford, 48, was arrested for providing false insurance and falsifying financial responsibility. He was taken to the Clackamas County Jail.
8/14/08 9:07 a.m. Brian Hector Vega, 19, was arrested for driving while suspended and taken to the Clackamas County Jail.
8/14/08 11:59 a.m. Grace Elise Good, 19, was arrested for assault and taken to the Clackamas County Jail.
8/15/08 10:20 a.m. Jonathan Barrett Roberson, 20, was arrested for driving while suspended and taken to the Clackamas County Jail.
8/15/08 2:50 p.m. Three juveniles were cited and released for reckless burning after setting fire to the playground at Hallinan Elementary School.
8/16/08 10:38 a.m. A 13-year-old runaway from Forest Grove was located in Lake Oswego and taken to the Donald E. Long Correctional Facility.
8/16/08 1:04 p.m. Wayne Talton Harris, Jr., 52, was arrested for failing to appear on a charge of providing false information to police. He was taken to the Lane County Jail.
8/12/08 7:39 a.m. Evicted tenants broke into their old apartment on Lake Grove Avenue.
8/13/08 6:48 p.m. Cash and milk were reported stolen in a burglary on Jefferson Parkway.
8/15/08 5:43 p.m. A commercial burglary was reported. No other information was provided.
8/15/08 9:45 a.m. A weed eater, extension cords, leaf blower, oil, gas cans and television were taken from a garage on Grouse Terrace.
8/17/08 11:18 a.m. Champagne, wine and beer were stolen from a refrigerator in a local home, address withheld.
8/16/08 8:28 p.m. Nathan W. Smart, 22, was arrested on suspicion of DUII on Country Club Road. He was taken to the Clackamas County Jail.
8/11/08 6:59 p.m. A driver hit a fence on Southwest Childs Road while swerving to avoid another car. There were no injuries.
8/13/08 3:06 p.m. There were no injuries in a two-car crash on Fifth Street.
8/14/08 8:34 p.m. A car hit a building on McVey Avenue.
8/15/08 9:10 a.m. No one was hurt when two cars collided on Boones Ferry Road.
8/15/08 3:07 p.m. There were no injuries reported in a two-car crash at Boones Ferry Road and Kruse Way.
8/16/08 2:22 p.m. No one was hurt in a two-car collision on Boones Ferry Road.
8/11/08 12:45 p.m. A camera and miscellaneous items were taken from a car on Kennycroft Way.
8/11/08 1:36 p.m. Mail was stolen from Third Street, missing were gift cards valued at $1,000.
8/11/08 5:19 p.m. A laptop was taken from a house on Reese Road.
8/12/08 8:47 a.m. A hubcap was stolen from a car on Parkview Drive.
8/12/08 2:30 p.m. A bicycle was stolen from North Shore Road.
8/12/08 8:44 p.m. A laptop was stolen from Kruse Oaks Drive.
8/12/08 10:51 p.m. A camera, climbing gear, iPod, international license, keys and laptop were stolen from an unlocked car on Oswego Pointe Drive.
8/13/08 8:18 a.m. A laptop, cash, passport, wallet, projector and 3-D connection device were stolen from a hotel room on Kruse Oaks Drive.
8/13/08 8:21 a.m. A backpack was taken from a hotel room, also on Kruse Oaks Drive.
8/14/08 10:45 a.m. A purse was stolen from a car on State Street.
8/17/08 6:36 p.m. Two laptop computers and three bottles of wine were taken from a car on Kruse Oaks Drive.
8/11/08 8:49 a.m. A good Samaritan returned money found at Millennium Plaza Park.
8/11/08 11:26 a.m. Police were on the hunt for an elderly man headed to Kruse Way Place. Witnesses reported he was covered in blood and vomit when he stopped to ask for directions in Tualatin.
8/11/08 11:57 a.m. Children were walking without adult supervision on A Avenue.
8/11/08 12:14 p.m. Overgrown weeds were spotted on Ninth Street.
8/11/08 3:12 p.m. Six kids were jumping off the dolphins at Roehr Park.
8/11/08 4:38 p.m. A beer bottle was thrown through a car window on Royce Way.
8/11/08 4:46 p.m. A man who sold a car a year ago was getting parking tickets on it from the city of Portland.
8/11/08 6:32 p.m. A missing cat named Milo had been gone from his Kara Lane home for 48 hours.
8/11/08 8:54 p.m. A live band was upsetting the quiet of Foothills Road.
8/11/08 11:49 p.m. Kids kept ringing the doorbell and running from a home on Springbrook Court.
8/12/08 2:39 a.m. A woman thought she heard a door open, then saw a shadow on Shireva Drive.
8/12/08 8:47 a.m. A bird bath was mysteriously damaged on Wax Wing Circle.
8/12/08 8:53 a.m. A tar-like substance was smeared on a wall on Willow Lane.
8/12/08 9:45 a.m. People living in a garage at an undisclosed address were using the backyard as a toilet.
8/12/08 9:48 a.m. A California man who refused to leash his dog in George Rogers Park caused a stir amongst locals.
8/12/08 9:52 a.m. A couch appeared on the lawn of a school on McEwan Road.
8/12/08 1:25 p.m. A mailbox was blown up with fireworks on Bryant Road.
8/12/08 2:14 p.m. A spat broke out on Kruse Way when one woman accused another of dinging her car door.
8/12/08 2:19 p.m. Ten boys with airsoft rifles were terrorizing visitors at a park on Southwest Pamela Street.
8/12/08 7:50 p.m. One neighbor slapped another on McNary Parkway.
8/13/08 2:39 a.m. A suspicious-looking pedestrian, who appeared to be looking into businesses on Boones Ferry Road, told police he was walking home from his parents' house.
8/13/08 8:37 a.m. A residence on Glen Eagles Court was said to be a 'constant party house.'
8/13/08 9:19 a.m. A citizen was burning leaves in their backyard, location undisclosed.
8/13/08 12:40 p.m. A Jack Russell Terrier that boldly leapt from a moving car was reunited with its owner at Lake View Village.
8/13/08 2:05 p.m. A woman was taken to a hospital after threatening suicide.
8/13/08 5:16 p.m. A house on Lilly Bay Court was sprayed with mustard.
8/13/08 5:25 p.m. Kids were driving up a gravel road, then partying and littering on Aspen Street.
8/13/08 6:02 p.m. An unknown substance was poured on a car on Carman Drive. The owner also reported spotting pencil marks on a doorframe.
8/13/08 6:25 p.m. Five teens jumped the fence at a Ridgeway Road easement, looking for a swim.
8/13/08 10:30 p.m. A screen and window appeared tampered with on Foothills Drive.
8/13/08 10:38 p.m. A suspicious person carrying a flashlight in the yard of a home on Woodland Terrace turned out to be its owner.
8/13/08 5:20 a.m. A person who appeared to be staggering up Boones Ferry Road was given a lift to a TriMet transit station.
8/14/08 9:00 a.m. Two cars without license plates belonged to a car dealer on Fords Place.
8/14/08 11:40 a.m. A dog in a car looked distressed on Monroe Parkway.
8/14/08 12:17 p.m. A woman locked her dog and her keys in a car on Oswego Pointe Drive.
8/14/08 1:08 p.m. A fire hydrant was leaking water on Oakridge Road.
8/14/08 2:08 p.m. People were taking pictures of houses on Bryant Road.
8/14/08 3:38 p.m. An apartment-dweller was accused of throwing cigarette butts, coffee grounds and bleached water over a fence on Pilkington Road, showering the cars below.
8/14/08 4:33 p.m. An argument broke out between a drag queen and another patron in the parking lot of the library.
8/14/08 4:54 p.m. A dispute erupted over a water spicket on McNary Parkway.
8/14/08 10:28 p.m. A woman scolded a crying child on Kerr Parkway.
8/15/08 7:37 a.m. A man who broke a window in a van on A Avenue turned out to be its owner.
8/15/08 7:48 a.m. An ad on Craigslist was directing scavengers to supposedly 'free things' that were not being given away by a local person.
8/15/08 8:16 a.m. A Westfield Court resident reported static on their phone line.
8/15/08 1:45 p.m. Someone set up a tent at Rivergrove Elementary School.
8/15/08 6:22 p.m. A restraining order violation was reported.
8/15/08 10:58 p.m. Two people were fishing under a bridge on South Shore Boulevard.
8/15/08 11:28 p.m. The fishing continued under the bridge on South Shore Boulevard.
8/16/08 3:08 p.m. A seven-pound Chihuahua was reported missing on Carman Drive.
8/16/08 4:10 p.m. Kids were jumping off the dolphins at Roehr Park.
8/16/08 8:58 p.m. The sprinklers at the dog park were on for two hours.
8/17/08 11:38 a.m. A backpack and clothes were stashed in bushes on B Avenue for approximately one year. Police determined these were garbage.
8/17/08 12:42 p.m. A man who had been yelling at a woman for a few hours on E Avenue was not a man at all, just a loud television.
8/17/08 4:04 p.m. An injured owl was taken to city hall, where Officer Doolittle from the West Linn Police Department was scheduled to pick it up. The owl was taken to Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital.
8/17/08 8:59 p.m. A dog was barking out the front door of a local home, address withheld.
8/17/08 9:38 p.m. A woman who was threatened on the phone was not really in danger, police found, just enduring the ire of a son-in-law after she informed his wife of an apparent weight problem.
8/11/08 2:26 p.m. Two people were under investigation for committing fraud in an undisclosed location.
8/15/08 3:40 p.m. A fraud was reported on Boones Ferry Road