by: Sam Bennett, 
A traffic accident at Briarwood Road and Highway 43 left one woman injured Monday morning. Lake Oswego police and fire crews responded to the two-car accident, which involved a Volvo and a Ford and occurred around 8:10 a.m.

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

10/26/07 12:36 p.m. Richard Frazier Rankin, 57, was arrested on suspicion of DUII on Jefferson Terrace.

10/26/07 11:22 p.m. Tiffany P. Hughes, 33, was arrested on suspicion of DUII and cited for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.

10/25/07 2:56 p.m. Five gold rings were taken from the Deseret Bookstore on Bangy Road and the suspect left the store in a blue car. The total value of the rings was $4,500.

10/25/07 5:35 p.m. There was a hit-and-run accident occurred on Bangy Road. The suspect vehicle was owned by John Joseph Hubbard, who told police he was unaware he hit anything.

10/26/07 6:42 p.m. Two cars were in a non-injury accident on Jean Road. One of the drivers was cited for making a dangerous left turn.

10/26/07 12:49 a.m. There was a non-injury accident on Boones Ferry and Bryant roads. One driver was cited for failure to maintain a lane.

10/27/07 11:15 a.m. A man complained that an unknown person was renting tools under his name.

10/28/08 2:19 p.m. Golf clubs were stolen from a white GMC Sonoma. The loss was valued at $200.

10/25/07 5:35 p.m. A briefcase was found under bushes along Kruse Oaks Drive. It was given to the Stanford's restaurant lost and found. The owner will be asked to identify the contents of the doggie bag inside the briefcase.

10/25/07 7:48 p.m. A parent called police to say that his 11-year-old child was missing and believed to be heading to Peet's Coffee. He never arrived at Peet's, but the parent said he went to Lakeside Bicycles instead - apparently opting for a mountain bike over mountain roast.

10/25/07 11:32 p.m. A mailbox was broken off a pole and the damage was believed to be $250.

10/26/07 12:23 a.m. A woman called police to say she thought someone was in her house on Twin Creek Court. An officer checked but nobody was inside and the home didn't appear to be disturbed.

10/26/07 8:57 a.m. A woman reported that she believed her neighbor was holding a 2-year-old grandchild against her will. The grandchild was found to be OK.

10/26/07 9:41 a.m. A vacant home was reported to be a nuisance and needed to be boarded up. An officer took photos and found open doors, broken windows and the roof sagging.

10/26/07 10:40 a.m. A man reported that his neighbor on Furnace Street was dropping leaves off at George Rogers Park. The neighbor told police that he wasn't dumping the leaves, but it's possible his cunning landscaper was.

10/26/07 11:31 a.m. After returning home from being gone for an hour, a homeowner found her home's shutters were open. The woman and her boyfriend said they were being harassed by her ex-husband, and thought there might be a connection. But the open shutters were determined to be caused by the housekeeper.

10/26/07 11:31 a.m. At Diana's Cleaners on Boones Ferry Road, a customer went to pick up dry-cleaning and found nobody was there. The cash register was open and lights were off. Police found an employee was in back of the business.

10/26/07 1:04 p.m. At Hallinan Elementary School, three boys were reportedly walking with a golden retriever, making it go down a slide and dragging it by its neck. An officer found no violation, just a loyal dog refusing to squeal on its friends.

10/26/07 1:21 p.m. At the Chevron station on Monroe Parkway, there was a report of vehicles cutting through the parking lot because of construction in the area.

10/26/07 5:36 p.m. At the Booster Juice in Lake View Village, a woman left three young kids while she drove around the block. A 6-year-old child was found along the edge of the roadway.

10/26/07 5:46 p.m. In a blue Ford Aerostar, three people were seen passing what might have been a marijuana pipe. Or perhaps just a tall glass of dry ice.

10/26/07 6:25 p.m. A person with a homeless sign was seen at the intersection of North State Street and A Avenue. Police consulted the U.S. Constitution and determined the person was not breaking any laws.

10/26/07 7:35 p.m. Police received a report of a drunken driver on McVey Avenue. The complainant said the driver was swerving and nearly hit two pedestrians. An officer contacted the driver and found she was not drunk.

10/26/07 9:58 p.m. A man on Meadowlark Lane received a page in the mail from a magazine or book. The page was written in Arabic. The recipient said he would contact a translator and would contact police again if there was a problem.

10/27/07 8:34 a.m. A woman found three scooters in her backyard and was not sure how they got there. She said they showed up overnight. They were valued at $25 apiece, which prompted her to enact her finders-keepers, losers-weepers rights.

10/27/07 9:54 a.m. A man suspected by his neighbor of cutting down trees without a permit was found to actually have a permit to cut four trees down.

10/27/07 10:33 a.m. On Amberwood Circle, a white SUV was seen dropping off Yellow Books with a 5-year-old girl sitting unattended on the open tailgate.

10/27/07 4:54 p.m. Extra patrols were requested after pumpkins were stolen off a person's porch and a condom was left. Not exactly a fair trade.

10/27/07 5 p.m. A teen-age girl was found lying in the grass unresponsive. She was transported to a hospital and found to be extremely intoxicated. Two other teens with her were referred for minors in possession.

10/27/07 5:23 p.m. Two explosions were heard from somewhere south of Galen Street. Police found nothing out of the ordinary.

10/27/07 6:10 p.m. A man who was not known to the area was sitting in front of a home. Police found the man was waiting for a person to come home to serve a subpoena.

10/27/07 10:40 p.m. Teen boys were reportedly dressed up as ghosts and TP'd a home and put Vaseline on a car. The complainant realized they were neighborhood kids and said he would reach a compromise with them - one which probably involved car shampoo and warm water.

10/27/07 10:59 p.m. A white Subaru with a ski rack on top was seen on Meadowlark Lane parked for 30 minutes and shining its lights on a home.

10/27/07 11:24 p.m. A group of adults were having a loud party on Tenth Street. They were asked to keep it down.

10/28/07 11:29 a.m. A woman complained that she was hearing noises outside her house - sounds such as knocking on the walls and windows. She said she was in the process of a divorce. Officers found no one outside the home.

10/28/07 2:01 p.m. Police found four juveniles around a construction area on Jean Road and warned them about trespassing.

10/28/07 3:40 p.m. A mother called police to say that she had been attempting to reach her daughter all day and could not. She was concerned because her daughter's boyfriend has a history of abuse. She later called to say her daughter was fine.

10/28/07 4:47 p.m. A high- pitched noise was coming from a small building on Foothills Road. A woman found that it was a tractor that had been left on. She turned it off and reduced her daily carbon footprint by 50 percent.

10/28/07 8:18 p.m. A man was seen getting into his car on Jean Road, stumbling and dropping a can of beer. Police could not find him.

10/29/07 7:36 a.m. At Mountain Park, a man was seen attempting to pick a lock. Police found him and determined he was visiting his sister and had picked the wrong apartment.

10/29/07 10:49 a.m. Cars, hot tubs and junk were all over a yard on Hemlock Street. A person complained that the vehicles weren't working and there was junk beside the driveway. One abandoned hot tub per yard, please.

10/29/07 4:24 p.m. A man reported that his wife's ex-husband was at their home and he had been told before not to come there. The man had a shaved head, mustache and beard. He left when police arrived.

10/29/07 7:09 p.m. A woman who was walking past the recycling center on Foothills Road said she saw two people - either desperate thieves or over-eager recyclers -inside the center.

10/30/07 12:09 a.m. A man left his wife and home, having complained of financial troubles. He left in a Mitsubishi Eclipse and may have been carrying a revolver and heading to California.

10/31/07 7:32 a.m. A black dog was seen on tennis courts on Independence Avenue. There is a sign on the courts saying 'No Dogs.' Police were advised that the dog's owner wears a blue coat and baseball cap. The dog may have stumbled onto the courts during a rousing game of fetch.

10/31/07 10:48 a.m. A local junior high school girl was overheard by her grandmother speaking on the phone with a person named Nick, and the grandmother thought she was calling him to buy pot and vodka after school. Police advised the grandma they cannot use a juvenile as bait to catch someone selling drugs or buying alcohol. She was advised to pick up her granddaughter from school.

10/31/07 11:58 a.m. An employee at Archie's Pub called police to say he needed to leave his car parked on A Avenue until after 6 p.m. and requested that it not be towed or ticketed all day. Nice try.

10/26/07 1:46 p.m. A woman reported that someone had created a check that appeared to be her's and cashed it for $400.

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