Information from the public safety column comes from the records of the Lake Oswego Police Department. Police recently filed reports on the following incidents:
1/29/07 11:51 a.m. At Oswego Village Condos on South State Street, a vehicle pulled onto a grassy area, causing $500 damage.
11/30/07 9:18 a.m. A Chevrolet Avalanche was stolen from Laurel Street.
11/30/07 10:10 a.m. A purse, debit card, checkbook, sunglasses and laptop were taken from a Cadillac Escalade on Chapin Way. The value was $3,000.
11/30/07 10:31 a.m. Restaurant receipts and a brown Louis Vuitton change purse were taken from an unlocked Ford Expedition on Brookhurst Drive. The value was $500.
11/30/07 12:48 p.m. Extra patrols were requested in the evening, after a 2002 Jeep Liberty was broken into overnight. A cell phone charger was taken.
11/30/07 1:52 p.m. A 1997 GMC Yukon was broken into on Meadows Drive. A handful of CDs was taken.
11/30/07 1:55 p.m. A Honda Pilot was broken into on Chapin Way. Another handful of CDs was stolen.
12/02/07 11:48 a.m. A Subaru on Princeton Court was broken into. A video recorder and iPod with harness were stolen.
12/02/07 4:46 p.m. A woman's purse was taken from a Suzuki Sport on A Avenue. The passenger side window had been smashed.
11/30/07 4:51 p.m. Eric D. Maroncelli, 22, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree theft. A report said he was an employee at the Chevron on Monroe Parkway, and allegedly embezzled.
11/30/07 9:41 p.m. There was an argument between a woman and her boyfriend. The two were separated. Police arrested Thomas Patrick Heade, 49, for harassment.
12/01/07 2:34 p.m. A caller said he was following a person he thought had shoplifted at a shop on Kruse Way. Firouzeh Najmabadi-Raiatchi, 51, was arrested on suspicion of stealing jewelry and scarves.
11/29/07 2:10 p.m. Two drivers were involved in an accident on North State Street and B Avenue, causing no injuries but minor damage.
11/30/07 1:11 a.m. Jeff Alan Bryant, 21, was arrested on suspicion of DUII on Greenridge Drive.
11/30/07 7:38 p.m. John Pulver Bushnell, 46, was arrested on suspicion of DUII on North Shore Road.
12/02/07 1:33 a.m. Michael David Linquist, 26, was arrested on suspicion of DUII on North State Street.
11/28/07 1:37 p.m. Extra patrols were requested after someone broke into a home on Second Street and tampered with the installed copper pipe. The caller was worried the interlopers might return.
11/28/07 2:40 p.m. A man who was a guest at a business was refusing to leave and harassing employees. He left prior to police arriving.
11/28/07 2:49 p.m. A woman said she was walking on Becket and a dog that was on a leash jumped and bruised her hip. The dog owner was contacted and told to keep the dog under control.
11/28/07 7:08 p.m. A 7-year-old boy was possibly abused by his grandfather. The grandfather grabbed the youth by his shirt and shook him several times.
11/28/07 7:22 p.m. A woman said she felt someone had tried to poison her dog. The vet pumped the dog's stomach the night before. The dog owner found a container of chocolate and slug bait in her backyard.
11/28/07 11:02 p.m. There was a gas can on the sidewalk on North Shore Road. The respondent kicked it and noticed it was full. Police came by and picked it up.
11/28/07 11:02 p.m. A woman's ex-fiancé was outside her house, knocking on the windows and trying to get it. The man was also texting her, trying to get her to talk. The man was contacted by police and warned not to trespass or harass telephonically.
11/29/07 12:07 a.m. A tractor was parked in front of a driveway, blocking a person's garage on Sixth Street. The caller said she's been having problems with a construction crew, starting too early and 'parking all over,' the police report said.
11/29/07 9:14 a.m. A mailbox on Deemar Way was destroyed. Police determined the damage was caused by heavy equipment from an ongoing sewer project. Workers were unaware of the damage and agreed to replace the mailbox.
11/29/07 9:59 a.m. Police received a request from a person to help remove a child stuck in a carseat in a car on Jean Way.
11/29/07 11:10 a.m. A contractor working on Monroe Parkway found a small, rolled-up paper with white residue at the top of the stairs. The owner of the home where it was found thought someone was doing cocaine overnight.
11/29/07 12:35 p.m. A woman received two long phone messages on her answering machine that 'sounded odd,' according to a police report. An officer determined it was her son calling long distance, with bad cell phone reception.
11/29/07 3:52 p.m. At the Starbucks on North State Street, an employee accidentally set off the alarm.
11/30/07 8:28 a.m. A small, white poodle was walking down the middle of Maple Circle.
11/30/07 8:41 a.m. At the Starbucks on Boones Ferry Road, an employee saw an injured goose, possibly with abdominal injury. Police only found ducks at the scene.
11/30/07 10:10 a.m. Two dogs were at large on Jenifers Way. The owner was warned she would be cited for having dogs at large, if they get loose again.
11/30/07 11:52 a.m. On Fourth Street, a person reported an ongoing problem with motorists running a stop sign. The caller said he observed three near-accidents.
11/30/07 11:57 a.m. At the Shell Station on A Avenue, a woman said she paid $50 for gas and her vehicle was registering less than half a tank. The woman thought she had been ripped off, but by the time police arrived the gauge had moved up to full.
11/30/07 12:43 p.m. An 8 year old was reportedly left home alone until his teenage brother got home at 3:30 p.m.
11/30/07 2:12 p.m. At the Twin Lake Theater, there was a report of three Mayflower moving trucks blocking the southbound lanes. An officer responded and the trucks were moved.
11/30/07 4:42 p.m. Fireworks were being set off by teens on Blue Heron Drive. They were set off from the back deck of a home.
11/30/07 7:13 p.m. An alarm was activated at US Bank on State Street. An employee there said it was a mechanical issue resulting from the move to 333 S. State St.
11/30/07 7:32 p.m. A silver Mazda with at least four teenagers was seen speeding on Boones Ferry Road. The Mazda ran two red lights. An officer tracked down the car and alerted the driver's parents.
11/30/07 9:49 p.m. At Lakeridge High School, there was a report of juveniles near the tennis courts being loud. Police checked and found the juveniles riding blocks of ice down the grass. They were advised to keep their voices down and their heads low.
11/30/07 9:50 p.m. At the city maintenance building on Jean Road, a city employee was requesting to be let in. Police could not let the employee in because they could not confirm his ID.
11/30/07 11:44 p.m. At Oswego Lake Country Club, there was a report of an SUV driving on the golf course. It was too dark to get a description of the car or its plate.
12/01/07 7:57 a.m. A man and woman on Botticelli Street were having a verbal fight. The man asked another person to call police.
12/01/07 11:58 a.m. At the Tryon Apartments, there was a report of an estranged wife who had been calling and harassing a man and his friends. It was an ongoing problem, the caller said.
12/01/07 4:11 p.m. A caller said he saw an open door at a home on Riven Dell Road. Some items were seen lying on the floor. An officer checked it out and found that the door was probably accidentally left open. A neighbor closed it with a key.
12/01/07 9:29 p.m. At the Taco Bell on State Street, a man was seen talking to himself. The caller said he was not doing anything wrong, but the person wanted him to leave.
12/02/07 6:03 a.m. At the Plaid Pantry on Pilkington Road, two people were seen in a Honda in the parking lot. Police checked them out and found they were just having coffee.
12/02/07 9:43 a.m. An unknown person was seen delivering phone books from a white van, with the side door open. As they threw a phone book out, they almost hit the caller's plate glass window. Police found no crime was committed.
12/02/07 12:40 p.m. A caller complained that there was noise coming from a home under construction on Lakeview Boulevard. Police found that masonry work was being done, but it was not creating any noise and did not fall under the construction noise ordinance.
12/02/07 1:53 p.m. There was an ongoing problem with someone flattening a man's tire on Second Street. This occurred five times, according to a caller.
12/02/07 4:02 p.m. A man reported that his ex-wife had been harassing his new girlfriend. She was warned for telephonic harassment and told not to contact the ex-husband.
11/28/07 11:08 a.m. A woman said she had received three checks from an apartment tenant on closed accounts.
11/30/07 11:08 a.m. A woman called to say she received an e-mail that she thought was a scam.