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11/8/16 4:45 p.m. Charles Moore, 35, was cited and released for reckless driving and reckless endangering after a head-on crash that closed Highway 43 in both directions near McVey Avenue during the evening commute. Moore was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after firefighters removed a car door to get him out.

11/9/16 4:30 p.m. Angela Christine Tolle was cited for failure to avoid a stopped vehicle after a three-car crash near Highway 43 and Furman Drive. No injuries were reported.

11/9/16 5:08 p.m. A black Lexus had to be towed after its driver crashed into a light pole near Blue Heron Road and South Shore Boulevard.

11/14/16 12:12 p.m. An estimated $2,000 in damage was done to an Audi by a hit-and-run driver in the Albertsons parking lot on Boones Ferry Road.

11/14/16 5:51 p.m. A 13-year-old girl was hit by a car while riding her bike. She told the driver that she was OK and the driver left in a large silver SUV, but now the girl's knee is swollen and painful.


11/8/16 11:26 a.m. Thieves grabbed work keys, a workplace access card, vehicle registration, an insurance card and a garage door opener from an unlocked Mazda 5 on Weatherstone.

11/10/16 9:03 a.m. A Stihl blower worth $400 was lifted from the back of a Parks & Recreation Department vehicle.

11/14/16 10:37 a.m. Thieves entered an unlocked Cadillac Escalade and took a debit card and money bag with checks inside.


11/8/16 1:25 p.m. A Lake Oswego man purchased concert tickets on Craigslist and never got what he paid for.

11/9/16 10:08 a.m. Suspicious bank employees called police after a woman tried to cash a fraudulent check. Police determined that the check had been stolen from a mailbox and had been "washed" to alter the amount to $957 and to make it payable to the suspect.

11/10/16 7:59 p.m. A man reported that his mailing address had been changed without his concent; the U.S. Post Office has been notified.

11/10/16 4:34 p.m. A woman received a check in the mail and several emails urging her to quickly cash it. She called police instead.


10/29/16 7:21 p.m. Passersby spotted someone trying to start a fire on the sidewalk along Third Street. Police extinguished the small paper fire, but they were unable to locate the perpertrator.

10/29/16 11:52 p.m. Teenagers were suspected of wandering through a neighborhood and tearing up Halloween decorations, but police were unable to locate the hooligans.

10/30/16 12:04 p.m. Customers at a local eatery were screaming and cursing about the scrambled eggs they had been served. No word on whether they were also upset by the bacon.

10/30/16 5:12 p.m. The driver speeding erratically through the Marylhurst campus was not drunk, police discovered. He just wasn't a very good driver.

10/31/16 8:40 a.m. Graffiti was sprayed on the walls of the tunnel near Independence Avenue and Jefferson Parkway overnight. When police arrived, the paint was still wet, but the perpetrators could not be located.

10/31/16 12:25 p.m. More graffiti was reported to police, this time on the playground, in a doorway and on a brick wall at Lake Grove Elementary School.

10/31/16 12:27 p.m. Still more graffiti was discovered, this time at the Masonic Lodge on Second Street.

10/31/16 6:48 p.m. Police confronted a group of eight juveniles near the Bryant Woods pool after reports that they had smashed a pumpkin earlier in the day and "looked like they were going to cause trouble."

10/31/16 8:03 p.m. Fireworks aren't usually part of a traditional Halloween celebration, but that's what residents on Blue Heron Drive told police they had heard. Officers were unable to locate the culprits.

11/1/16 9:58 a.m. A delivery truck got stuck on a curve and partially blocked the roadway near Hillside Drive and Mayors Lane. Responding officers helped get the truck back on its way.

11/1/16 10:47 a.m. A resident of an apartment complex reported that a suspicious person in a black beanie was looking into her kitchen window. Turns out it was just an employee of the complex who was putting flyers on apartment doors and looking into windows to see if units were vacant.

11/2/16 2:06 a.m. LOCOM dispatchers receieved a call from a woman who could be heard yelling "I would never call the cops on you!" Well, that's exactly what she did by dialing 911 — and officers responded to the home, where they found two intoxicated people and separated them for the night.

11/2/16 5:07 a.m. Police were forced to euthanize a deer that was hit by a car but not killed near the intersection of Burnham Road and Highway 43.

11/2/16 10:37 a.m. The suspicious person reported hanging around City Hall turned out to be a City employee.

11/2/16 11:51 a.m. A deceased rat was removed from the corner of First Street and B Avenue.

11/2/16 12:43 p.m. Police disposed of a backpack and the broken bong it contained after a woman found the drug paraphernalia on Fernwood Drive.

11/3/16 6:27 a.m. A red-and-tan terrior mix named Missy went missing during a trip to Safeway. Her owner was especially worried because Missy has hearing and vision loss.

11/3/16 1:03 p.m. Two off-leash pugs charged at a woman as she walked along Diane Drive.

11/4/16 10:47 a.m. A resident on Deer Oak Avenue found a "SE 8th/SE Spokane Street" sign in her yard. Police notified street maintenance crews in Portland, who promised to retrieve the sign.

11/4/16 12:49 p.m. A man and woman used sidewalk chalk to draw on stairs near Millennium Plaza Park. The couple cleaned up their handiwork, though, and no charges were filed.

11/6/16 1:37 p.m. Political signs were removed from the public right-of-way near the intersection of Boones Ferry Road and Kruse Way.

11/7/16 8 a.m. A woman asked to speak with an officer about ongoing issues with people who are sending microwaves to disrupt her reality.

11/7/16 4:33 p.m. A confused, incoherent man was discovered in the back room of a local drugstore. Police stayed with him until his wife picked him up.

11/8/16 7:14 a.m. Neighbors were concerned that torn-up turf meant someone had driven a car through Freepons Park. Turns out it was just the result of a City employee trying to mow a particularly soggy patch of ground.

11/8/16 3:13 p.m. A 13-year-old girl called police to say that her 11-year-old sister was hitting her with shoes. An officer responded. The girls' parents were notified.

11/9/16 12:53 p.m. Several callers reported a woman driving her white Subaru in the wrong direction on Kruse Way near Mercantile Drive. Police stopped the vehicle and helped reorient the 78-year-old driver.

11/9/16 5:38 p.m. On the day after the election, police were called to the scene of a loud argument between a man and a woman near A Avenue and State Street. The topic: politics, of course.

11/10/16 5:06 a.m. What sounded to a resident like someone loudly placing a bet on a football game turned out to be an Uber driver chatting on the phone while waiting to pick up a fare on Eagle Cresst Drive.

11/10/16 8:19 a.m. A man dressed in a sweater and khakis raised concern after he was seen wandering around an apartment complex, looking into cars and peering into windows. Turns out he was just a lost houseguest, and police reunited him with his family.

11/10/16 9:13 a.m. A neighbor has eight days to remove the offensive sign he created with duct tape on his garage.

11/10/16 10:51 a.m. A resident on Knauss Road was convinced that middle-school-age children were living in a Jeep that had been parked near a construction site for the past four days. Police determined that the vehicle belonged to the construction crew, however, and no children were located.

11/10/16 12:33 p.m. A perplexed landlord wasn't sure what to do after evicted tenants left their hamsters inside an apartment.

11/11/16 6:38 a.m. Someone spray-painted a black Chevy Tahoe and a black Ford pickup with unflattering comments about President-elect Trump.

11/11/16 9:21 p.m. Three people were observed rolling a barbecue grill down South Shore Boulevard after spending time in the yard of an abandoned house.

11/11/16 2:36 p.m. Four juveniles were reportedly throwing rocks and pince cones at passing cars near Lakeview Boulevard and Pilkington Road.

11/11/16 10:26 p.m. Two 17-year-olds were referred to juvenile authorities and released to their parents after being found in possession of alcohol and marijuana.

11/14/16 2:56 p.m. A parent asked for advice after reporting that her 18-year-old daughter was receiving bullyhing text messages.

11/14/16 3:19 p.m. Someone opened an Amazon.com box that had been delivered to a home on Oxford Drive, but none of the contents were taken.