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Burglars strike four LO homes in two days; Borchers teams with LO to promote composting; LOPD pedestrian detail nets 51 citations

Burglars strike four LO homes in two days

Lake Oswego residents are being urged not to leave their windows and doors unlocked after burglars struck four homes in the city on July 4 and July 5.

LOPD Lt. Darryl Wrisley told The Review that police aren't sure if all of the burglaries are related, but the suspects in each of the cases entered the homes — two on Wembley Park Road, one on Egan Way and one on Dover Way — through unlocked doors or windows.

Two of the residences were occupied at the time of the burglaries, Wrisley said, and the suspect or suspects were scared off. Items taken from the four homes ranged from a laptop and passport to plumbing supplies, Wrisley said.

One suspect is described as a white woman between the ages of 20 and 30. She is 5-feet-5-inches tall, weighs around 130 pounds and has long brown hair and severe acne. She left the scene in a white, newer-model Acura sedan with Washington plates that was being driven by an unknown man, Wrisley said.

The second suspect is described as a Hispanic man, about 5-feet-7-inches tall and 140 pounds, with a pencil-thin mustache. He may be associated with a newer gray Chevy pickup truck that was seen speeding away from the area after a homeowner confronted one of the suspects.

Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to call the Lake Oswego Police Department at 503-635-0238.

Borchers teams with LO to promote composting

SUBMITTED PHOTO: CITY OF LAKE OSWEGO - Former Timbers player Nat Borchers and his famous beard star in a series of videos promoting Lake Oswego's residential composting program.Lake Oswego debuted a series of short instructional videos last week featuring former Timbers star Nat Borchers, all aimed at educating citizens about the City's one-year-old residential composting program.

The videos include a demonstration of how to use the countertop food scrap pails that were distributed last summer, along with tips and tricks for avoiding any unpleasant odors from the compost.

The videos were produced by JLA Public Involvement and funded by a grant from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. Borchers, a Lake Oswego resident, agreed to serve as a spokesperson for the program. Needless to say, his famous beard figures prominently throughout the series.

To watch the videos, go to bit.ly/2tS7DzD. To learn more about the City's composting program, visit www.lakeoswego.city/LOcomposts.

LOPD pedestrian detail nets 51 citations

The Lake Oswego Police Department handed out 51 citations Monday during an enforcement detail designed to raise awareness of pedestrian safety issues and reduce the number of auto/pedestrian accidents in the city.

Officers were at the intersection of B Avenue and Second Street between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday. Throughout the day, plainclothes police department employees stepped off the sidewalk or curb and entered the crosswalk, where state law requires drivers to stop and remain stopped until the pedestrian is out of their lane of travel and the adjacent lane.

According to Lt. Doug Treat, officers issued 32 citations for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. In addition, there were 10 citations for failure to use a seatbelt, seven for using a cellphone while driving and one each for failure to renew registration and driving while suspended.

Failure to stop and remain stopped for a pedestrian (ORS 811.028) is a Class B traffic violation with a base fine of $260. Presumptive fines for the other offenses vary from $110 to $260.

— The Review

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