Information from the public safety column comes from the records of the Lake Oswego Police Department. Police recently filed reports on the following incidents:

10/24/07 2:03 p.m. On South Shore Boulevard, a home was broken into through a back window. Numerous items were stolen.

10/18/07 12:08 a.m. A vehicle spun into landscaping on Lake Grove Avenue.

10/18/07 5:07 p.m. A vehicle hit a parked car on Boones Ferry Road. One driver was cited for failure to avoid a stopped vehicle.

10/19/07 2:53 p.m. A three-vehicle accident occurred near the railroad tracks by State Street. One driver was cited for failure to avoid a stopped vehicle.

10/22/07 2:55 p.m. An accident on Laurel Street left a Buick LeSabre wedged on the sidewalk next to a fence. City maintenance crews were called to repair the pedestrian walkway and fence.

10/18/07 3:04 p.m. On Kruse Oaks Drive, a car was broken into and $5,000 worth of stuff was taken, including a computer, Palm Pilot, checks and cases.

10/18/07 7:29 p.m. At the Shell Station on Bryant Road, a man was trying to buy gift cards, using three different credit cards. All were declined.

10/20/07 2:22 p.m. A yield sign was reportedly stolen from a post on Amberwood Circle. An officer found the pole and determined a yield sign didn't belong on the pole.

10/23/07 10:03 a.m. Baseball cards, a model car collection, a video camera, jewelry and yard tools were stolen from a home on Greentree Avenue. The total value was $9,000.

10/23/07 10:14 a.m. An ill-tempered Schnauzer mix was running around a school playground growling at kids. It was returned to its owner.

10/23/07 10:19 a.m. A stop sign on Glenmorrie Drive was knocked down, most likely by an SUV or pick-up.

10/23/07 2:22 A man set up a table and a sign that reportedly was blocking the sidewalk in front of the city library. Police found he wasn't blocking the right-of-way and had the right to be there.

10/17/07 3:58 p.m. A man reported that his ex-wife was damaging household items while moving their 21-year-old son out. Once contacted by an officer, the woman denied the allegation.

10/17/07 6:06 p.m. In a maroon Ford Econoline van, a man appeared to be passed out on Boones Ferry Road. Another person walked up to the driver and apparently woke him up. Police located the driver and his mother said he was OK.

10/18/07 12:08 a.m. A woman was seen leaving Archie's appearing to be intoxicated. She drove off in a silver Suburban, but officers could not find the rig.

10/18/07 1:26 p.m. A neighbor on Fairmont Road complained about an illegally placed drop box, for construction debris, which he said had been there for two years. Police found the house was empty and being remodeled.

10/18/07 6:01 p.m. Feelin' groovy, a juvenile was sitting in a person's flower box at the end of a driveway. She said she was 'waiting for her soul mate.'

10/18/07 6:32 p.m. A coyote returned to the golf course, near Ridgecrest Drive, perhaps to work on his short game. He then fled to the woods.

10/18/07 8:26 p.m. An officer assisted the fire department in freeing two trapped Labradors on Bryant Road and returned them to their owner.

10/19/07 8:50 a.m. A man complained that the neighborhood 'brat' had left his garbage can lid open, allowing rain water inside. This was an ongoing problem with the alleged brat, a girl, who the complainant said was tormenting him and doing it solely for attention.

10/19/07 10:27 a.m. A parent called police to say his 18-year-old son is bi-polar and needs hospitalization.

10/19/07 1:49 p.m. A Federal Express truck got stuck on city property near Lake Grove Avenue and was spinning its tires trying to get unstuck.

10/19/07 2:23 p.m. A man in a dark Volvo passed a woman, going into oncoming traffic on Country Club Road. She followed him home, and gave his address to police. Police went to the home and a woman at the door said the Volvo hadn't been driven that day.

10/19/07 3:20 p.m. A woman at the Convent of the Holy Names broke down during a service and was possibly suicidal.

10/19/07 4:15 p.m. At Rivergrove Elementary School, a student was approached by a person in a silver van and was asked if he wanted a ride.

10/19/07 5:16 p.m. A man and a woman in a green Mercury Sable were seen yelling at each other on Royce Way.

10/19/07 6:35 p.m. Due to a power outage, all the lights on State Street went out.

10/19/07 10:47 p.m. On Kingsgate Avenue, a dog had been howling for 30 minutes. An officer determined he was tangled up in his cord and untangled the dog.

10/20/07 3:03 a.m. A reckless driver was tailgating and flashing brights along McVey Avenue. Police located the driver at the 7-11 in West Linn and gave him a warning.

10/20/07 9:31 a.m. A woman driving a dark Subaru on Meadowgrass Street got out of her car and defecated on the side of the road.

10/20/07 12:14 p.m. Police were requested after a juvenile in the First Addition neighborhood was tearing up a person's flowers and taking the lid off the garbage can, so it would fill up with water. The garbage can was clearly not marked as a rain barrel.

10/20/07 3:39 p.m. A half-wolf, half German Shepherd dog was reportedly running at large. The dog's owner said it never left the yard.

10/20/07 5:21 p.m. A gray Ford Expedition was speeding and changing lanes rapidly and last seen on A Avenue. Police did not find the SUV.

10/20/07 7:41 p.m. A woman reported her son was refusing to come home. An officer responded and discovered it was a mother-son miscommunication.

10/21/07 12:13 a.m. An SUV pulled over and the people in it began fighting. Justin David Orcutt, 23, was arrested on suspicion of third-degree criminal mischief.

10/21/07 Two people were seen smoking on the porch of an apartment on Foothills Drive that had been vacated a few days earlier.

10/21/07 9:26 a.m. A couch was seen in an alley near Second Street. Although it was reportedly blocking the alley, police found it was on private property.

10/21/07 3:10 p.m. A juvenile driving a black Mercury Marquis drove into a home's bushes and attempted to flee. About $1,500 in damage was done.

10/21/07 7:03 p.m. A man was being tailgated on Greentree Road. The tailgater also drove into the wrong lane to make a left turn. The complainant got out of his car to talk to the tailgater, who drove off fearing for his safety, according to police.

10/21/07 8:39 p.m. A man in a blue Chevrolet was yelling for medical help at the North State Street Shell station. He left before police arrived. Might have been a case of sticker shock.

10/22/07 10:03 a.m. A tire of a woman's car was slashed in the A Avenue Safeway parking lot. Near the same time, she was approached by a man who had facial hair. She thought he might be involved in the tire slashing. Or just a confused caveman wanting instructions on how to ride a bike.

10/22/07 5:56 p.m. An officer assisted a person who had locked his car door, but could not close it all the way.

10/22/07 7:39 p.m. Paul D. Crabtree, 25, was cited and released for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.

10/23/07 9:19 a.m. A person holding an 'Impeach Cheney' sign was reportedly blocking public property on Fourth Street. Police found the person was not blocking public property. What lengths will Nancy Pelosi go to?

10/24/07 9:38 a.m. A hold-up alarm went off at the Bank of Oswego. The bank was testing the alarm and the alarm company forgot to alert police.

10/24/07 5 p.m. At the Shell station on North State Street, a man was making threats to shut off the gas pumps and blow up the gas station. He was also asking for drugs and bothering customers. Police could not find him.

10/24/07 11:13 p.m. A Jeep Cherokee, possibly with a roof rack, was in a person's driveway and suddenly peeled-out toward a church.

10/25/07 2:33 p.m. Police could not locate an alleged reckless driver on Carman Drive. The male, elderly driver nearly rear-ended another car at a stop light.

10/22/07 10:53 a.m. A man presented a fake Social Security card at the DMV on Monroe Parkway.

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