Mom wanted for distributing meth found in LO home

A Tigard mother who had eluded authorities for more than two months after being charged with distributing methamphetamine was arrested Tuesday at a home on C Avenue in Lake Oswego after police received “numerous tips and other investigative leads” about her whereabouts.

Officers from the Lake Oswego and Tigard police departments took 45-year-old Leslie Von Wald into custody without incident at 8 a.m. and booked her into Washington County Jail. She had been on the run since April 18, when a raid at her home in the Cascade Mobile Villa in Tigard found a pound of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and $4,600 in cash.

Von Wald’s two children — a 6-year-old daughter and 16-year-old son — were in the Tigard home at the time of the raid. Officers said the girl later tested positive for meth when checked by doctors; both children have been placed into foster care.

On May 30, a Washington County Grand Jury indicted Von Wald on a charge of distributing meth. She faces additional charges as a result of Tuesday’s arrest, police said.

Everyone’s glowing over new Relay for Life event

Talk about a healthy glow! Registration is now under way for the Lunar Stride 5K Glow Run, a new event that will have runners, walkers and their families glowing in the dark July 12 as they circle the Lake Oswego High School track.

It’s all part of the Lake Oswego Relay for Life, and all for a good cause: Proceeds from the event will benefit the American Cancer Society.

“We wanted to bring in a new audience to the Lake Oswego Relay for Life and we wanted to promote health and fitness. This was a wonderful way to do both,” said Lunar Stride organizer Jamie Inglis. “This is a glow-in-the-dark event for all ages. It should be appealing to the whole family. It’s a great way to get involved with this wonderful cause and support the American Cancer Society.”

Relays for Life are organized, overnight community fundraising walks that are held across the country. Participants usually camp out around a track and take turns walking laps. The Lake Oswego event begins at noon on Saturday, July 12, with the playing of the national anthem and opening addresses; it concludes around 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 13, with closing remarks and an awards ceremony.

Relayers will log their miles to the accompaniment of live music. A silent auction will be held throughout the day Saturday, along with a scavenger hunt, carnival games and activities, theme laps, CPR training, Lake Oswego Police Department K9 demonstrations and more.

The glow-in-the-dark Lunar Stride, which is sponsored by AMR and the Lake Oswego Fire Department, will kick off Saturday at 9 p.m.

Registration ($36) for the event is open online; you can sign up and find more information about all of the Relay for Life events at

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