Information from the public safety column comes from the records of the Lake Oswego Police Department. Police recently filed reports on the following incidents:
10/15/07 2:21 p.m. Two drivers were involved in a non-injury accident on Boones Ferry Road.
10/12/07 10:07 a.m. A woman's passport arrived at the post office, but she said it was missing when she went to pick it up.
10/12/07 12:25 p.m. An airbag was stolen from a 2004 Honda Accord.
10/12/07 1:55 p.m. At the Pearl at Kruse Way, $40 was stolen from a resident and the management reimbursed the person, as per its policy.
10/12/07 2:24 p.m. A wallet was stolen at the Lake Oswego Library.
10/12/07 3:16 p.m. A refrigerator was stolen from a construction site on Glen Eagles Road. It was valued at $180.
10/13/07 12:40 a.m. Late-evening teens apparently stole beer from the Plaid Pantry on Lakeview Boulevard. It's unknown whether they got off with six packs or 12-packs, and what kind of beer it was.
10/13/07 9:05 a.m. A woman claimed that her ex-boyfriend had stolen her hound dog. Sing it, Elvis.
10/13/07 11:42 p.m. Two female teenagers stole two six packs of beer from Safeway on A Avenue.
10/14/07 12:04 p.m. A Mercedes 300 was broken into and $150 in Powerball tickets were stolen. There was no damage to the car.
10/15/07 8:15 a.m. A Trio cell phone was stolen from a vehicle on Streamside Court. The car was unlocked and the cell phone was taken.
10/15/07 9:41 a.m. A $500 40-caliber handgun and a cell phone were stolen from a Jeep on Provincial Hill Way.
10/15/07 1:26 p.m. A business owner on Boones Ferry Road reported that an employee had embezzled $5,000.
10/17/07 7:55 a.m. Two rings were missing from a woman's home. She suspected that contractors who were in the home had taken them.
10/17/07 11:06 a.m. A red Honda generator was stolen from a garage on Hide-A-Way Lane. Its value was $1,800.
10/14/07 5:35 p.m. A man said his home on Kerr Parkway was broken into and an iPod and other miscellaneous items were taken.
10/12/07 5:58 p.m. Stephen Paul Dempsey, 41, was arrested on suspicion of DUII on Centerpointe Drive.
10/12/07 9:06 a.m. A train was blocking the intersection near Boones Ferry and Jean Way. An officer responded but the train had already left.
10/12/07 12:45 p.m. At the dog park on Stafford Road, a fawn-colored chihuahua with no collar was found. The person who found the dog returned the dog to its owner.
10/12/07 3:35 p.m. A unkempt yard on South Shore was reported to police.
10/12/07 6:33 p.m. An employee at the Lake Oswego Dog Shoppe was closing down and accidentally got locked inside a common area. A key holder showed up while police were there and let the employee out for a 'walkie.'
10/12/07 10:24 p.m. Twenty juveniles in 10 cars were seen racing around Bunick Drive. Police couldn't find them.
10/13/07 7:16 a.m. At the Shell Station on Boones Ferry Road, an old, black dog was seen sitting on the corner. An officer showed up and warned the dog's owner not to have his dog 'at-large' and to register the dog, too.
10/13/07 7:33 a.m. A woman said her neighbor had been using her phone to call Hood River. Although theoretically possible, police found it was not the case.
10/13/07 7:59 a.m. Traffic was stopped on Stafford Road and had not moved for five minutes. An officer found that roadwork had been posted and flaggers were on the scene.
10/13/07 9:47 a.m. A motorist disobeyed a flagger on Stafford Road and drove over a set of road cones. An officer found the Dodge truck driver, who claimed he did make the illegal turn but didn't run over the cones.
10/13/07 11:19 a.m. In yet another incident on Stafford Road, a motorist complained that flaggers in the construction zone were 'not allowing vehicles through equally.' An officer found traffic was flowing fine, and noted that a game at the high school may have been making traffic worse.
10/13/07 12:49 p.m. Police were contacted by a concerned parent who wanted to know about how his daughters could safely surf the Internet. The solution: Disconnect the computer.
10/13/07 3:19 p.m. A dog was found locked in a Chrysler with the windows up. An officer noted that the temperature was in the low 60s and the pooch was not in distress.
10/13/07 10:15 p.m. A group of people in an apartment on Evergreen Road was playing poker too loudly. Police left a message with the resident manager.
10/14/07 2:52 a.m. A man called police to say that four people were hiding in the bushes waiting for him on Highlands Drive.
10/14/07 9:42 a.m. A woman on Oswego Ridge came home from a trip to discover that her Saab had been wrecked by her boyfriend, who did not have permission to drive it. Love means never having to say your sorry - except in this guy's case.
10/14/07 11:19 a.m. Police were called to a home on Edgemont Road, where a man had been running a chainsaw on his property, to the disapproval of his neighbor Police said there was no violation, because work was being done during specified hours.
10/14/07 3:19 p.m. A bat was found injured in a yard on Wildwood Street. The bat flew off when police tried to catch it. A warrant was issued for attempt to elude an officer.
10/14/07 3:48 p.m. A woman who appeared to be drunk got into her Silver Honda near Bangy Road. Police followed up on the lead and found she was hobbling, not stumbling, to her car because she had a broken foot.
10/15/07 1:54 a.m. A woman told police she was overwhelmed and concerned about her children's welfare if they remained with her. She was taken to OHSU and the kids were picked up by their father.
10/15/07 9:14 a.m. At Lakeridge High School, police found that orange paint had been applied to the baseball field. The damage was $30.
10/15/07 10:24 a.m. A car was parked on Tamaway Drive, and the complainant felt that Tamaway was too narrow for a car to be parked.
10/15/07 10:54 a.m. A man who was having a lot excavated complained that a neighbor had brought kids over and let them wander in the area around the excavation, which is posted 'Construction Zone/No Trespassing.' He was concerned someone would get hurt. The neighbor had been previously asked not to come on the property.
10/15/07 12:476 p.m. A woman told police her ex-boyfriend was making harassing statements and wanted police advice.
10/15/07 4:15 p.m. A woman told police she had received obscene mail.
10/15/07 4:42 p.m. On Third Street, a person called to complain about a Pod (moving container) was in the middle of the road. An officer found that the Pod renter had a permit.
10/15/07 6:39 p.m. A woman reported that her husband was late to come home. She later discovered that the husband was showing someone a truck that he had for sale.
10/15/07 7:21 p.m. On Terrace Drive, a homeowner complained that his water meter was spinning fast, but he was not using any water. Police advised the city.
10/15/07 8:08 p.m. A large deer was seen running in traffic.
10/16/07 7:26 a.m. A train was blocking the road near Boones Ferry and Pilkington roads. The train was gone by the time police arrived.
10/16/07 7:40 a.m. A wolf was seen in the area of Duncan Drive. The caller said he was certain it was a wolf and not a coyote. A natural resource planner was called. It might have been howling at the moon.
10/16/07 11:25 a.m. A woman asked police to check on her daughter, who had cut her wrists earlier in the week. The mother was concerned for her daughter's 3-year-old son.
10/16/07 12:23 p.m. Two sisters were moving out of an apartment they shared with a man, who was the boyfriend of one of the women. The boyfriend, however, was preventing them from taking things from the Overlook Drive apartment.
10/16/07 1:21 p.m. Political signs were placed at the corner of Second and B on city property. A nearby business was contacted, but the owner wasn't sure how they got there. The signs were removed.
10/16/07 3:33 p.m. A person in a red car was seen driving the wrong way on Boones Ferry Road. He was dropping off a weekly newspaper.
10/16/07 9:06 p.m. A woman in her 20s with dark hair and a zip-up black sweater, who was also wearing ski gloves, came to a man's door on Park Forest Court asking for gasoline. And, perhaps, directions to Timberline Lodge.
10/17/07 5:44 a.m. An Oregonian driver in a beige Mazda, perhaps fearing the news had gone stale, was running stop signs on Seventh Street.
10/17/07 12:32 p.m. A suspicious man was walking on State Street, talking to himself and touching the cracks in the sidewalk. He also ran into traffic.
10/17/07 2:39 p.m. An old school bus with multi-colored curtains was parked in an easement area for three or four days on Haven Street. It was discovered to be parked on private property. Police did not see or hear the Partridge Family.
10/15/07 11:25 a.m. Three fraudulent checks totaling $4,100 were written on a woman's checking account.
10/16/07 10:38 a.m. A business owner on B Avenue complained that a fired employee had been using the owner's credit card.