Information from the public safety column comes from the records of the Lake Oswego Police Department. Police recently filed reports on the following incidents:
12/05/07 9:41 p.m. Daniel H. Peterson, 50, was arrested on suspicion of DUII on Country Club Road.
12/09/07 11:20 a.m. At the Hilton Garden Inn on Kruse Oaks, several people were seen breaking into a Ford F150 in a parking lot. An insurance card and CDs were taken.
12/08/07 8:54 p.m. On Stafford Road, someone took several construction cones. The caller thought the alleged theft was by someone in a green Explorer.
12/08/07 1:54 p.m. Christmas decorations were stolen from a home on Brookhurst Drive. In addition, the house was egged.
12/09/07 6:55 p.m. A 'Ron Paul for President' door magnet was stolen from a driver's door on Jefferson Parkway during the night. The magnet was valued at $50.
12/10/07 10:38 a.m. A wallet and several smaller items were taken from a Honda Element on Blazer Trail sometime overnight.
12/05/07 9:31 a.m. A Ford Explorer was parked at a 90-degree angle in a cul-de-sac near Blue Heron Road, preventing a garbage truck from getting through. The owner was contacted and asked to move the Explorer.
12/05/07 10:11 a.m. A possibly reckless driver was seen speeding and not signaling on Country Club Road. The driver also did not slow in a school zone. The too-cool-for-school driver was in a black Corvette and wearing sunglasses.
12/05/07 12:29 p.m. A female solicitor was on Touchstone Road, and said to a resident she was with MidWest Clearing, Inc. The caller said she went online afterwards and found the company was associated with scams.
12/05/07 1:02 p.m. A suspicious person came to a person's door on Tualatin Lane, asking for cans and bottles. Turned out to be a man living in an area group home and he was asking for returnable bottles. The police report said the man was polite.
12/05/07 3:19 p.m. A woman said she was being stalked by her ex-boyfriend, who had brown hair and a full beard. The guy left before officers arrived.
12/05/07 3:36 p.m. There was a verbal dispute between a mom and her 15-year-old son, who was threatening to run away. Officers contacted her and gave her some options. For that night, the child went to his dad's place.
12/05/07 4:51 p.m. A caller on Chelsea Drive wanted to know what options there are for dealing with a nearby homeowner who had piled leaves in the cul-de-sac. An officer went with Option One: He contacted the homeowner and asked him to pick up the leaves.
12/07/07 9:52 a.m. At an apartment building on South Shore, a person had piled personal effects in front of his unit. Police contacted the renter about the situation.
12/07/07 11:43 a.m. An officer attempted to locate a business owner about low-hanging branches in the right-of-way. The business was closed.
12/07/07 1:45 p.m. An officer attempted to catch a Pomeranian dog that was running at large. The dog took off down the street.
12/07/07 3:20 p.m. A green Mercedes was seen on Carman Drive, speeding through a school zone, changing lanes rapidly. Police could not find the Mercedes.
12/07/07 3:27 p.m. A solicitor on Goya Street was asked to leave a home four times before he did. He was described as tall, wearing a hat and had a bright jacket.
12/07/07 3:31 p.m. There was a report of bags of screws on McVey Road. Officers were at first unable to locate the bags, but then found them.
12/07/07 5:40 p.m. A mailbox had been scratched, and the owner said his key to the mailbox was sticking. He was concerned that there was possible tampering, due to the kicker checks that the state had sent out. An officer found the mailbox but did not see any sign of forced entry.
12/07/07 8:51 p.m. A suspicious solicitor was seen near Hastings Drive. She was wearing a bright-colored parka with neon running shoes and seemed hysterical. She didn't have a clipboard or anything with her. She ran away when the respondent asked what she wanted.
12/07/07 10:09 p.m. There was a report of a suicidal person at a local apartment building. Officers contacted the person and found he wasn't suicidal.
12/07/07 10:32 p.m. A man was shoving a woman at a residence on Cervantes Circle. The man was cited and released for harassment.
12/07/07 11:54 p.m. A woman on Fernwood Drive said she heard a thumping noise outside and her dogs started barking. An officer checked the perimeter and found nothing. He determined it was likely a car door closing from the neighbor's house.
12/08/07 12:17 a.m. A babysitter on Bernard Street was possibly being harassed. Police contacted her and she decided to file no charges at that time.
12/08/07 8:18 a.m. A man reported that his daughter never returned home from school. He gave police a full description, but then the daughter came home while he was talking with police.
12/08/07 8:31 p.m. A woman on Albert Circle requested extra patrols in her area because the night before, she had seen a 20-year-old male subject in her backyard.
12/08/07 8:41 p.m. At Oswego Summit apartments, a caller reported that the mailboxes had been broken into sometime that day. Officers checked and found a note from a postal employee, saying the break-in had occurred earlier and all mail was being held at the post office. Police found no mail was missing.
12/08/07 3:41 p.m. On Bay Creek Drive, there was a report of clothing that had been thrown in the street, as well as trash. In addition a backpack was found in a nearby tree.
12/08/07 6:01 p.m. The cones marking a small landslide several days earlier on Highway 43 were still next to the road, according to a caller.
12/08/07 7:33 p.m. At the West End Building, there was a report of eight juveniles hanging out near a Pod storage container. An officer checked and found the kids were filming a zombie movie. The officer said they could finish the scene, groan and gnaw on a few limbs, but then had to leave.
12/07/07 4:16 p.m. A credit card owner called Bernard's Candies on Fifth Street, to say that her card had been used fraudulently.
12/08/07 8:51 p.m. At One Jefferson Parkway, an officer was flagged down. A woman said she and her roommate were receiving bad checks from a former roommate.
12/10/07 11:52 a.m. A man on E Avenue thought he had received a bogus check in the mail. Police found that the letter was from Atlantic Lottery and came with a $5,000 Chase Bank check. The letter requested that $4,000 be returned.