Learn about the strange and mundane happenings of Lake Oswego


5/4/17 9:02 a.m. An Acura MDX drove off Foothills Road, hitting a large rock and a Comcast utility box before knocking over a light pole. No injuries were reported.

5/6/17 8:21 p.m. Someone crashed into a lamppost near Carman Drive and Davis Lane, leaving their car's bumper behind. Police believe the vehicle, described as a newer-model black four-door, is probably missing a headlight in addition to the bumper or fender.


5/3/17 2:26 p.m. Milwaukie Police recovered a generator worth $25,000 that had been reported stolen April 28 from Mary's Woods.

5/4/17 9:42 a.m. Registration and insurance information, maintenance records and an owner's manual were taken from an unlocked Toyota Camry on Jefferson Parkway.

5/5/17 4:04 p.m. A dispute between brothers reportedly led to the removal of a package from a porch on Nola Court. Police asked their father to resolve the problem.

5/8/17 8:56 a.m. A purse containing cash, credit cards and a driver's license was taken from an unlocked car on Albert Circle.

5/8/14 2:34 p.m. A set of wheels and winter tires for a Porsche 911 were taken from a business on Pilkington Road.


5/2/17 1:36 p.m. A man told police that he had been appoved for two credit cards, even though he never applied for them.

5/2/17 2:23 p.m. A Lake Oswego man alerted police to a Craigslist scam involving nonexistant concert tickets. Apparently, the seller refused to refund money unless the buyer sent naked pictures.

5/2/17 7:43 p.m. A father told police that his 18-year-old son had received a threatening call from a scammer who said he would go to prison if he didn't send money via prepaid Visa cards.


4/27/17 2:17 p.m. Baby ducks caused consternation by walking down the middle of a road. They were last seen heading southbound on Southwest 65th Avenue near Edgewood Street.

4/27/17 3:42 p.m. A resident of Hollyfield Village said her neighbor grabbed her head and shook it and squeezed her leg in what she suspected was retaliation for photos she took of the cigarette butts he allegedly left in the complex's landscaping.

4/27/17 4:13 p.m. A man gave false information to a gas station employee after backing his black Audi into a pump and damaging a nozzle. The driver had a scruffy beard and was wearing a construction vest and green shirt; he was last seen heading northbound on Highway 43.

4/28/17 7:11 a.m. Within a span of about two minutes, callers reported that someone was rummaging through trash cans at Sixth Street and B Avenue and then at Third Street and C Avenue. Police were unable to find suspects at either location.

4/28/17 11:01 a.m. A concerned resident called police after watching someone put what looked like an Easter egg near a fire hydrant on Deerbrush Avenue and then drive off in a red SUV. When officers investigated, they found a painted rock with a message on the back asking the finder to relocate the artwork. Instead, officers opted to leave it where it was.

4/28/17 2:34 p.m. A teacher at Lake Oswego High School reported receiving a threatening message on her voice mail, but officers determined that it was just a scam.

4/28/17 6:15 p.m. A man left a bone on a wall outside the Lake Oswego Public Library. The suspect was last seen wearing sunglasses and a white, short-sleeve shirt and carrying large bags.

4/28/17 8:04 p.m. Ten juveniles — including one girl with green hair — were reportedly smoking pot on the bridge near George Rogers Park. Police contacted the group, but found no sign of marijuana.

4/28/17 8:45 p.m. A woman told police that the DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital had agreed to treat an injured duck she saw on Stafford Road — if officers could catch the bird. But they could not.

4/29/17 1:11 p.m. A resident apparently was angered after seeing a child fall in a Mt. Park playground and no one come to the child's aid. The resident is reportedly now passing out fliers and threatening to "destroy the play school."

4/29/17 3:11 p.m. A woman saw someone put something under a park bench near Atherton Drive and Meadowlark Lane and told officers she's seen other people put stuff there too. Turns out she's probably right: Investigating officers found the item and determined it was being used for geocaching.

4/30/17 1:09 a.m. An 18-year-old and three underage teens were all released to their parents after being caught out after curfew near Jean and Pilkington roads.

4/29/17 6:28 p.m. Daisy the cat was reported missing from her home on Park Road after being gone for four days. The cat was described as white with black and beige markings; she wasn't wearing a collar, but she is chipped.

4/30/17 2:06 p.m. Officers responded with Lake Oswego firefighters to reports of an intoxicated person who had fallen and become combative. The subject was safely transported to a detox center.

4/30/17 2:08 p.m. Someone spray-painted graffiti overnight on the undercover basketball court at Hallinan Elementary.

4/30/17 7:22 p.m. A resident of Lower Drive told police he thinks it was the kids next door who threw rocks at his Ford F150.

5/1/17 1:19 p.m. A homeowner near Lakeridge Junior High asked for extra police patrols when school gets out in the afternoon to deal with what she said was an ongoing parking problem on Jean Road. Drivers continually pull over on both sides of the road and park near the stop sign in front her house, the woman told oficers.

5/1/17 6:01 p.m. A wild goose chase? Officers were unable to locate an injured goose that reportedly was seen hobbling around near the Lakeshore Motel on State Street.

5/1/17 11:17 p.m. Someone sprayed graffitti on the brick wall near the front entrance to Palisades Market.

5/1/17 11:35 p.m. Residents reported hearing loud violin music coming from the Lake Fir Apartments.

5/2/17 7:58 a.m. The former resident of a home on Chapin Way told police that racist graffiti there and on the street may have been directed toward him.

5/2/17 1:47 p.m. Representatives of Gideons International wanted police to know that they would be handing out bibles after school near Lakeridge High.

5/3/17 2:14 p.m. A 16-year-old girl with borderline personality disorder was located in Portland after being reported as a runaway earlier in the day. Her father was on the scene when she was transported to Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel for observation.

5/3/17 4:21 A Starbucks customer told police that a woman took pictures of her as she walked from the coffee shop to the parking lot.

5/3/17 5:51 p.m. An 8-old boy reportedly ran away from home in the area around Touchstone near Kerr Parkway, prompting the City to activate its CodeRED emergency notification system. Around 10 p.m., someone matching the boy's description was seen near Carman Drive and Daniel Way. And just before midnight, the child was returned to his home safe and sound.

5/3/17 8:06 p.m. Police were alerted to a possible drunk driver near Lakeview and South Shore boulevards, but they determined that while the motorist may have been singing, he was not impaired.

5/3/17 8:11 p.m. Dispatchers received multiple incomplete 911 calls from a young female who asked, "Do you know the muffin man?"

5/4/17 3:28 a.m. Fun-seeking juveniles jumped a fence and used the hot tub at a hotel on Bangy Road. They reportedly left beer cans behind when they fled the scene in a red Toyota Camry.

5/4/17 11:18 a.m. Someone tossed rocks through the windows of a home under construction on Lake Haven Drive.

5/4/17 11:54 a.m. Off-leash dogs were reportedly chasing birds near the Willamette River in George Rogers Park. Officers contacted several dog owners nearby and explained the city's leash laws to them.

5/5/17 8:59 a.m. Someone sprayed more graffiti in the covered basketball area at Hallinan Elementary School.

5/5/17 3:35 p.m. A passerby told police that three men with pellet rifles were reportedly shooting at squirrels.

5/5/17 11:20 p.m. An 18-year-old was cited and released and two 17-year-olds were referred to juvenile authorities on charges of being minors in possession of alcohol after police were called to reports of a party where underage drinking was taking place.

5/6/17 2:18 p.m. A balloon floating through the Rite Aid on Boones Ferry Road triggered the store's alarm.

5/6/17 11:38 a.m. A bearded man in a green Toyota Celica was thought to be smoking marijuana while parked at a bus stop, but police determined that he was really just puffing on a cigarette and talking on a cellphone.

5/7/17 12:25 a.m. Three juveniles were released to their parents after reports of several cars speeding up and down a street. One of those cars backed into a West Linn Police vehicle after officers arrived; that case was being handled by the WLPD.

5/7/17 12:50 p.m. A 17-year-old was listed as a runaway and a gray Volkswagon Beetle was listed as stolen after grandparents reported that the boy had taken their vehicle without permission. Several hours later, the boy returned home and was taken to the Clackamas County Juvenile Reception Center.

5/7/17 3:15 p.m. Someone used a fire extinguisher to make a mess in the clubhouse at Oswego Pointe. Possible drug paraphernalia also was found at the site.

5/7/17 5:09 p.m. Parents were called to retrieve their children after three 10-year-old boys were found on the roof of Lakeridge Junior High.

5/8/17 6:41 p.m. One girl was cited for being a minor in possession after a group of youngsters were spotted swimming in Oswego Lake and hanging onto the side of a kayak. The person who brought the kids to shore told police that it appeared they had been drinking.

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