Editor's Note: The Police Log returns to the pages of The Review this week after a one-month hiatus, shining a light once more on the "no call too small" philosophy that guides the Lake Oswego Police Department.
In early March, the LOPD transitioned to a new computerized dispatch system that didn't allow the department to create a daily record with summary information about the calls made by officers. But together with The Review, the department reached out to law enforcement agencies around the Portland metro area that had dealt with similiar issues and found a solution.
Much of the credit goes to dispatch supervisors, the LOPD's records division and the City's IT department. And so, without further ado...
4/8/18 9:59 a.m. A 2012 Volvo S60 suffered damage to the driver's side door after being struck by a hit-and-run motorist on Kelok Road.
4/8/18 12:10 a.m. Neighbors became concerned after spotting a person in dark clothing who appeared to be carrying a liquor bottle and walking toward Broookhurst Court. Officers were unable to locate the late-night stroller.
4/8/18 7:54 a.m. Workers at a fast-food restaurant called police after a motorist at the drive-through window appeared to be intoxicated. He wasn't, but he was warned about his erratic behavior and told to park in the restaurant's lot while waiting for his food.
4/8/18 9:26 a.m. It was a busy morning for the LOPD's community service officers, who removed garage sale signs, real estate signs, a window-cleaning sign, a missing-cat sign and a for-sale-by-owner sign from public rights-of-way.
4/8/18 11:40 a.m. A disgruntled customer returned to the scene of a garage sale on Meadow Grass Street, apparently upset about a razor he had purchased the day before. He didn't make any threats, the homeowner told police, but his behavior was "just very weird."
4/8/18 1:36 p.m. A caller told police that after his son drove off the road and hit a tree the night before at an undisclosed location, an officer told him to file a report with the DMV within three days. But before that happens, the dad said, he'd like an officer to come look at the car and have a chat with his boy.
4/8/18 2:38 p.m. A caller told police that he was concerned about an 82-year-old man who allegedly drives with an open bottle of wine in his van. The caller said the elderly driver was recently involved in a hit-and-run that wasn't reported and has become increasingly belligerent.
4/8/18 5:31 p.m. A resident and his bandmates were apparently playing music in a Rainbow Drive garage, upsetting one neighbor and prompting a call to police.
4/8/18 5:52 p.m. A long-haired man in a skirt didn't appear to be carrying a weapon or under the influence of intoxicants, but he had been hanging around the 400 block of A Avenue for three days and telling people he was Jesus.
4/8/18 7:17 p.m. A teenage girl and three younger kids were reportedly carrying sticks while they ran along Touchstone Terrace. When a homeowner told them to stay out of yards, they responded with inappropriate language, prompting a call to police.
4/9/18 12:32 p.m. A woman asked for extra police patrols after reporting that her wallet and cellphone had been stolen the day before. She was stuck at work in Southeast Portland, she said, and afraid that the thieves would head for her house.
4/9/18 1:51 p.m. A caller asked police for advice about how to deal with an active shooter situation. There were no actual threats or issues at the moment, the caller said; they just wanted to be prepared.
4/9/18 3:31 p.m. A man found what looked like two 20mm cannon shells on Oakridge Road and feared the ammunition might be live. He was referred to the proper authorities.
4/9/18 4:56 p.m. When a man went to pick up his wife at Washington Square, she was nowhere to be found. That was cause for concern, he told police, because it was the first time she had been out of the house with her walker. All ended well a couple of hours later, though, when the woman was located at the mall.