There's no call too small for the men and women of the Lake Oswego Police Department


4/19/18 9:04 p.m. Robert James Nicholswood, 19, was lodged at Yamhill County Jail on a Lake Oswego warrant for failure to appear on a charge of failing to perform the duties of a driver.


4/20/18 1:55 p.m. A woman called from the parking lot of the Linn City Pub to report that she had driven her Subaru Outback over a median while northbound on Highway 43 the night before and left the scene of the accident.


4/19/18 7:24 a.m. A dark gray 2016 Lexus SUV was stolen sometime overnight. The owner, who said she is in the process of moving, told police the car contained a garage door opener and paperwork with the address of her new house.


4/18/18 9:57 a.m. A man told police that cash had been stolen from his safe deposit box at a local bank.

4/18/18 11:56 p.m. A homeowner asked police to check his house on Cervantes after someone stole a gym bag from his car; among other things, the bag contained a gun and keys not only to the house but also to two other vehicles parked there.

4/19/18 7:20 a.m. A purse was taken overnight from a white BMW on Blue Heron Drive. There were no signs of forced entry.

4/20/18 6:25 a.m. A nurse's bag was taken overnight from a vehicle on Overlook Drive. No windows were broken and nothing else was taken.

4/20/18 7:38 a.m. Someone switched the plates on a silver Honda CRV overnight, replacing Washington plates with ones from Oregon.

4/20/18 7:57 a.m. Someone broke into a garage on Davis Lane overnight and took a tool chest, computer parts and power tools from the car parked inside.

4/20/18 9:04 a.m. A caller told police that cash and a debit card were stolen from his daughter while the girl was at school.

4/20/18 9:09 a.m. Thieves picked the lock on a Jeep Grand Cherokee on Frost Lane and stole the contents of the glove box. They also rummaged through a neighbor's Honda Oddyssey and Acura TLX, but nothing was taken from those vehicles.

4/20/18 An owner's manual, CDs and an emergency first aid kit were taken from a Volksewagen Tiguon on Chatham Court.

4/20/18 1:30 p.m. A teenager dressed in a long-sleeve white shirt and pink shorts stole a soda and chicken tenders from a business on McVey Avenue, only to drop the items outside as he walked away.

4/20/18 8:19 p.m. Loose change was taken from the ashtray and the glove box was left open by theives who entered an unlocked Mazda hatchback on Parkhill Street.

4/23/18 7:55 a.m. A purse containing a wallet and ID was taken from a silver Toyota Highlander by thieves who smashed a window to gain entry.

4/23/18 8:57 a.m. A package containing a handbag valued at $3,000 was lifted from a porch on Lily Bay Court.


4/20/18 4:17 p.m. A man called to report that his personal information had been compromised in the latest instance of a scam involving fraudulent calls from AppleCare. (See story, above.)

4/20/18 5:43 p.m. A woman told police that she had received a parking ticket and a bill for an ambulance ride from two different states that she's never visited. Both pieces of mail contain her personal information, she said, but they don't belong to her.


4/13 18 8:40 p.m. After getting kicked out of a business on Boones Ferry Road, four kids allegedly headed to a nearby body shop and started throwing old tires around.

4/14/18 3:09 a.m. An intoxicated man tried unsuccessflully to hide behind a fourth-floor ice machine after pounding on guestroom doors at a hotel on Meadows Road.

4/14/18 4:22 p.m. A woman told police that her blind husband left the house to walk their dog and she didn't know where he was. Responding officers helped locate the man and get him home safely.

4/15/18 10:17 a.m. Ron Tonkin doesn't live at her home, a woman told police, but his mail is being forwarded there and she's concerned that someone is maliciously using her address.

4/15/18 12:29 p.m. Officers helped free a family of ducks that had gotten themselves trapped in a storm drain near Mercantile and Hallmark drives.

4/15/18 12:51 p.m. A staff member reported finding anti-Semitic signs posted on utility poles near a church on Country Club Road. She took them down, she said, but wanted police to know about the incident.

4/15/18 1:59 p.m. Parents and two toddlers were reportedly asking customers for money while partially blocking an entrance to the downtown Safeway store. A passerby told police that the dad took "an aggressive posture" when told panhandling with children wasn't right.

4/16/18 8:16 a.m. When a passerby in Millennium Plaza Park told a woman to put her Labradoodle on a leash, she reportedly just laughed at him and said she wasn't going to do anything of the sort. That prompted a call to police.

4/16/18 8:39 a.m. A resident spotted a coyote in a greenspace off Boca Ratan Drive and tried to scare it off by charging at it from the other side of a fence. Her yelling and her dog's barking finally did the trick, but she was worried that the critter might be ill and hiding nearby.

4/16/18 11:50 a.m. A potential Trimet passenger became upset when he realized that his oversized scooter wouldn't fit on the bus, no matter how many times he rammed the wheelchair ramp.

4/17/18 7:53 a.m. In what appeared to be the aftermath (or the continuation?) of a road rage incident, a bicyclist was spotted trying to push a vehicle into the street at Boones Ferry Road and Jean Way while the frustrated motorist waved his hands in the air.

4/17/2018 12:50 p.m. A caller asked police to check on a woman and her two children, saying the sign they were carrying indicated they were immigrants and in need of assistance.

4/17/18 5:07 p.m. In what appears to be an ongoing case of inappropriate exercising, a caller told police that youngsters are using the workout equipment in Waluga Park despite signs that say they're not allowed to do that. Dogs are also continuously off leash in the park, the upset caller said, and he'd like to know why the rules are not being enforced.

4/17/18 8:19 p.m. After a 17-year-old girl parked her car near Knaus and Thoma roads, someone left a note on the vehicle that said, "Don't park here anymore or I'll call the police." The girl's mother called officers instead.

4/18/18 9:48 a.m. A neighbor who lives next door to new construction on Upper Drive told police that workers continue to play loud music at the site despite her requests for them to turn down the volume.

4/18/18 10:07 a.m. A hiker found an old sweatshirt and several five-gallon jugs of neon-colored liquid along a trail in Iron Mountain Park.

4/18/18 10:33 a.m. A concerned passerby called police after seeing someone who "looks like a street kid" get off a Trimet bus at the downtown transit center. He had a lot of stuff with him, she said, and was possibly headed toward the library.

4/18/18 3:33 p.m. A woman told police that her husband was almost run off the sidewalk by a high-speed bicyclist while he was walking along North State Street. Motorists in the area are also pulling out of driveways without watching for pedestrians, she said.

4/18/18 4:38 p.m. A motorist stopped by City Hall to ask police for help in checking to see if someone had bugged her car.

4/19/18 10:16 a.m. Two solicitors visited a home on Bryant Road despite a "no soliciting" sign posted at the door. They told the homeowner that they have the right to ignore the sign because they represent a religious organization. She disagreed, and called police.

4/19/18 12:44 p.m. A woman told police that her neighbor is a hoarder who may now be dumping raw sewage through a hose in the backyard. She left a message with her homeowners association, she said, but no one has called her back.

4/19/18 5:14 p.m. A man and a woman weraing tank tops and gloves were reportedly digging through the trash in the alley behind Second Street.

4/19/18 9:31 p.m. A woman in obvious distress asked to use her neighbor's phone, saying an evil company was trying to plant thoughts in her head and that the pope had something to do with it.

4/20/18 11:37 a.m. A former tenant kept returning to a rental home and threatening people onsite, even while the owner worked to clean the property for new residents who are expected to move in soon. It was unclear whther the woman was carrying any weapons or under the influence of intoxicants, but she did say her husband is a felon and that he was going to jail.

4/20/18 3:36 p.m. A man who appeared to be "scoping things out" near the playground at Westridge Park raised concern not only for his behavior but also for the fact that he wasn't "dressed appropriately" for the sunny weather. The man, described as in his 20s or 30s with a medium-to-heavy build, apparently was wearing a black North Face jacket and black ski pants.

4/20/18 6:54 p.m. A 15-year-old boy's mother told a business owner to call police after learning that her son was yelling and rapping at the owner and refusing to leave the shop.

4/20/18 8:58 p.m. A dog's owners left the pooch on an apartment balcony all day without food and water, and a caller said it looked like the dog had gone to the bathroom out there, too.

4/21/18 7:22 a.m. A homeowner found a child's lunchbox and a red bag containing a car emergency kit, glasses and other items in the bushes in his yard. He told officers he left everything exactly as he had found it because he believes the items may have been stolen.

4/21/18 10:19 p.m. A group of four pre-teen boys dresssed in dark-colored hoodies reportedly dislodged a handicapped parking sign and started dragging it around the Safeway parking lot on A Avenue.

4/20/18 10:02 p.m. A teenager went to a neighbor's house and told the occupants that he was "freaking out." He wouldn't say exactly what was wrong, though, leading the caller to believe that the boy might be high on pot.

4/22/18 9:51 a.m. A man with a beer can in his hand and a case of Rolling Rock nearby appeared to have passed out near Third Street and Lake Bay Court.

4/22/18 12:19 p.m. A man told police that one of his co-workers had head-butted him. He had a bruise, he said, but didn't need medical attention.

4/22/18 1:27 p.m. A homeowner on Marylshire Lane told police he awoke to find scum and soap suds in his pond.

4/23/18 1:43 a.m. A man told police that he had been dropped off by a Lyft driver near Boones Ferry Road and Rainbow Drive and now was lost. He said he'd wait at the intersection for help.

4/23/18 11:24 a.m. A homeowner on Upper Devon Lane said crews were topping multiple trees nearby and debris was falling everywhere. Her concern, she told police, was that some of it might hit her house.

4/23/18 8:59 p.m. The driver of a silver Nissan Sentra pulled out of a gas station on Boones Ferry Road before the hose had been removed from his car. Employees shut off the gas and told police the suspect was last seen heading toward Reese Road.

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