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SUBMITTED PHOTO - Vandals spray-painted graffiti Sunday morning on the walls, doors and windows the of Lake Grove Veterinary Clinic on Boones Ferry Road.

Lake Grove Veterinary Clinic vandalized

Vandals tagged the Lake Grove Veterinary Clinic on Boones Ferry Road with graffiti on Sunday morning, leaving white spray paint on the building’s walls, doors and windows.

“One of our staff who went into the clinic to work on Sunday morning saw it and called us,” said Catherine Hoffman, who owns the clinic with her husband, Dr. Gerald Hoffman.

Lake Oswego Police Sgt. Tom Hamann said officers arrived at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Sunday and found the smell of paint still lingering in the air. He said police do not know who sprayed the graffiti, but added that no other buildings were targeted and there have been no other recent reports of tagging in the city.

Hoffman said the clinic has received a large amount of support from the community and assistance in removing the graffiti.

“We had a call from someone at Banfield Pet Hospital who wanted to know if they could come over and help us paint,” she said. “We had a client that offered to pay for the graffiti removal. We really do have a wonderful community here in Lake Oswego.”

Hoffman said it would cost the clinic about $800-$1,000 to remove the graffiti, which she hoped to have done by Monday afternoon.

Providence Mercantile plaza for sale

The Providence Mercantile medical plaza in Lake Grove is being marketed for sale, according to a listing on the website of the Colliers International real estate company.

The campus, which is located at the corner of Kruse Way and Boones Ferry Road, consists of three main buildings with addresses of 3975-4035 S.W. Mercantile Drive. In addition to the medical offices, the complex also includes a Providence Health and Fitness Center as well as retail spaces that are leased to businesses that include Booktique, Blue Moon Coffee, HearUSA and State Farm Insurance.

The listing includes two areas; a main parcel of 8.28 acres of developed space and a second parcel of 1.36 acres of undeveloped space on the far side of Mercantile Drive. The property includes just under 90,000 square feet of building space and 380 parking spaces.

The listing indicates that the campus is 74-percent occupied and describes the sale as a “development opportunity,” stating that “redevelopment will allow new ownership to capitalize on the significant rent increases occurring in Kruse Way.”

A representative for Colliers International declined to comment further; calls to Providence’s real estate division were not returned. But some additional information is available online at www.colliersmercantile.com.

LOPD arrests seven impaired drivers in May

Lake Oswego Police officers arrested seven drivers for DUII incidents in May as part of a nationwide enforcement operation conducted during regular-duty patrols, the department said last week — six for alcohol-related offenses and one related to drugs.

LOPD Lt. Doug Treat said the next national DUII enforcement event is scheduled for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, July 1-4, when officers all across the Portland metro area will be on the lookout for distracted and impaired drivers who may have overindulged.

Drivers arrested for DUII can be subject to a number of monetary fines, have their license suspended and spend time in jail.

“Stay safe, take care of your friends and family, find a designated driver if needed and keep others from driving if they appear impaired,” Treat said. “Please act responsibly and drive sober.”

— The Review