When it comes to fighting crime in Lake Oswego, there's no call too small for the LOPD


8/1/17 9:37 a.m. A driver was cited for failure to avoid a stopped vehicle after a two-car crash at Briarwood Road and Highway 43.

8/4/17 12:57 p.m. A driver caused minor damage after backing into a wall at City Hall.


8/1/17 7:42 p.m. A Lake Oswego woman left her cellphone in a Lyft car, and she told police that the driver refused to return it.

8/2/17 12:56 p.m. A former tenant is the primary suspect in the theft of a long list of household goods from a rental property.


8/3/17 1:12 p.m. A television, wall bracket and bottle of pain medication were taken from a home after movers packed up the rest of the owner's belongings and left without locking the door.


8/1/17 2:54 p.m. A contractor allegedly forged a Lake Oswego woman's name on a document and placed a lien on her property.

8/3/17 11:17 a.m. Two unauthorized withdrawals were made from a Lake Oswego resident's checking account.

8/3/17 12:36 p.m. A resident of Amberwood Circle reported that an envelope she had receieved from Chase Bank had been opened and that a credit card statement had been removed.

8/4/17 10:02 a.m. Several attempts have been made to open accounts using a Lake Oswego woman's personal information.


8/1/17 5:28 a.m. A passerby found a naked young man lying on the sidewalk near Lakeridge High School. He was conscious and alert when police arrived, and went home after his parents picked him up.

8/1/17 11:32 a.m. A West Bay Road resident told police that her elderly neighbor was having problems with raccoons coming into his house. Officers urged her to call a pest-control service.

8/1/17 11:37 a.m. A man was told to stop firing a pellet gun over the walking trail behind his house after a concerned hiker contacted police.

8/1/17 3:43 p.m. A man spotted sitting on a bench near the downtown Safeway had been there for quite a while when a passerby alerted police. Turns out he was just resting, though, and waiting for a call from his boss.

8/2/17 10:19 a.m. On the second day of a stifling heat wave, police said they were on the verge of breaking a window to free a dog locked inside a silver Acura on A Avenue when the car's owner returned. A stern warning followed.

8/2/17 2:52 p.m. A woman told police she continues to receive harassing phone calls from the driver of a vehicle involved in a recent crash, even though both of their insurance companies have already settled.

8/2/17 9:02 p.m. The people spotted setting up a camp in Southwood Park were actually just there to watch a movie and told police they would soon be leaving.

8/3/17 11 a.m. Firefighters were called to a home on Ridgeview Lane after a homeowner reported smoke coming from her garage, only to discover oil leaking from a parked Toyota minivan and coating the vehicle's undercarriage and exhaust system. Firefighters also noticed a solid line of oil leading from the road to the driveway.

8/3/17 12:46 p.m. A group of potlucking journalists failed to get the license plate number of a Chrysler Town & Country minivan involved in a hit-and-run crash with a parked SUV on C Street near Rossman Park. However, they were able to tell police the flavors of ice cream they had consumed for dessert: French vanilla and mint chocolate chip.

8/3/17 12:47 p.m. A passerby was worried that it was too hot outside for the family of four who were asking for donations on Boones Ferry Road.

8/3/17 7:07 p.m. Two people with guitars and a dog appeared to be setting up camp outside a restaurant at Second Street and B Avenue, but they told police they were just waiting for a bus.

8/3/17 7:11 p.m. Police warned kids that it wasn't safe to jump into Lakewood Bay from the roof of a building on State Street.

8/4/17 9:35 a.m. Two women found rummaging through trash cans told police they had permission from a resident at the home to collect bottles and cans. The resident confirmed that information, but said he'd now prefer if the women did not return.

8/4/17 12:10 p.m. A chocolate Lab and a chihuahua were locked in a Kia sedan on South Shore Boulevard for nearly four hours before the vehicle owner's daughter arrived to let them out and hose them down with water.

8/5/17 6:21 a.m. A woman told police that her roommate's house had been robbed several weeks ago by someone driving a white Lincoln Continental with Washington plates, and that she had just spotted the car leaving a parking lot on McVey Avenue. Police rushed to the scene, only to decide that the 70-year-old woman driving the car was probably not the perpetrator they sought.

8/5/17 6:52 a,m. A man discovered in the backyard of a home on Stephanie Court threw a possibly stolen purse and cosmetics at the home's owner and took off on foot. He was last seen wearing dark gray shorts and a blue plaid shirt.

8/4/17 3:17 p.m. A woman whose house is being remodeled and is frequently vacant told police that she found broken vodka bottles and trash on the patio. Outdoor furniture had been moved, too, leading her to believe that teens had used the backyard for parties.

8/5/17 1:34 p.m. Maintenance crews were notified after a man saw soap suds bubbling out of a manhole cover on Lake Front Road.

8/5/17 6:16 p.m. An errant drone got stuck on the roof of Forest Hills Elementary School, but police said the pilot would have to wait until Monday to get it back.

8/6/17 6:29 a.m. All units were advised to be on the lookout for peacocks that were last seen wandering in the street near Boones Ferry and Pilkington roads.

8/6/17 4:02 p.m. A woman told police that her mother is hiring a private investigator to follow her. She did not say why.

8/7/17 11:52 a.m. When a passing motorist spotted a toddler walking in the middle of a street and wearing nothing but his underwear, she told him to go home and watched as he ran back into a yard. She then called police, who made sure the boy was safe and alerted his child care provider.

8/7/17 3:11 p.m. A woman told police she heard someone screaming "Help! Stop! Don't!" Officers responded to the 5000 block of Foothills Drive, but were unable to find anyone in distress.

8/7/17 10:32 p.m. A worried mom told police that she had put her 6-year-old son to bed 30 minutes ago and now couldn't find him. Officers quickly joined in the search, only to find the youngster fast asleep behind a couch.

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