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


5/29/18 10:18 a.m. Thieves snatched credit cards from a black Honda Odyssey on Ridgetop Court and used them before the theft could be reported. The cards have now been canceled and the charges reported, the car's owner said.

5/31/18 10:53 a.m. Someone stole a silver Trek bicycle with a black front wheel and green back wheel overnight on Jean Road.

6/1/18 9:26 a.m. A husband and wife told police that someone broke into both their vehicles — a Honda CRV and a Toyota Tundra — while they were parked in a lot on South State Street. The thieves apparently got away with the woman's purse.

6/3/18 2:30 p.m. Thieves smashed a window and stole a purse from a Honda Pilot parked near Hazelia Field on Stafford Road.


6/4/18 6:37 a.m. A homeowner leaving for work in the morning found her wallet on the floor of the garage and realized that money was missing from it. A check of her home security system log revealed that someone had entered the garage and home at 2 a.m.; an investigation is underway.


6/1/18 9:48 a.;m. A woman asked to talk with officers after receiving two phone calls from a scammer who said that if she didn't call back, she would have to appear before a magistrate.

6/1/18 8:02 p.m. A landlord told police that he got a letter from, telling him that someone was fraudulently advertising his Lake Oswego home for rent.

6/2/18 6:25 p.m. A woman asked for advice after trying to sell a bed on Craigslist and receiving a check for several thousands of dollars.

6/4/18 10:41 a.m. Unauthorized withdrawals were reported from a woman's bank account.

6/4/18 1:56 p.m. A man reported losing $1,800 in a Craiglist scam.


5/22/18 7:57 p.m. A nervous neighbor called police after seeing a man park a black Honda Ridgeline in a driveway on Lakeview Bouelvard and then fly a drone over the area for more than an hour.

5/22/18 8:41 p.m. A woman stumbled upon what looked like a homeless camp on a trail near Canal Road. At the site, she told police: camping chairs, a bucket, supplies and a bag of trash hanging from a tree.

5/22/18 10:03 p.m. A neighbor from the building next door told a woman that he had seen what appeared to be a Peeping Tom looking into her daughter's bedroom window. The peeper, who apparently was accompanied by a small white dog, appeared to be taking pictures with his cellphone.

5/23/18 3:23 p.m. Two teenage girls rang a woman's doorbell on Clairemont Court and then left on foot. The homeowner didn't answer the door and doesn't know what the girls wanted, but she does have a No Soliciting sign posted out front.

5/24/18 Officer Cole Duvall helped a caller install a child safety seat.

5/24/18 6:01 p.m. A Lake Oswego resident told police he received a phone call from someone who claimed to live behind him, said he was watching him and threatened to shoot him. The call was a scam, the man said, but he wanted police to know it had happened.

5/24/18 8:08 p.m. A woman told police she may have stopped a burglary — or worse — from happening when she heard the lock on her front door jiggling and saw the doorknob moving. Knowing that no one but her mom had a key, the woman quickly put her hands on the back of the door to keep it from opening and started screaming. The next thing she heard before calling police: the footsteps of someone running away.

5/24/18 8:49 p.m. An 11-year-old boy has been receiving emails from someone trying to get the boy and other kids to meet at a local Starbucks. The boy's mom wasn't sure if the emailer was a predator or just looking for money, but she thought police ought to know.

5/25/18 1:33 a.m. A cat owner who thought his pet was just missing now believes it was stolen after receiving a phone call from a local veterinary clinic. Seems someone brought the cat to the clinic and insisted it belonged to them, but the chip implanted in the feline said otherwise.

5/25/18 2:21 p.m. A man with long curly hair and sunglasses took a shovel and clippers out of a white van on Pilkington Road, swung them around while he stared at a passerby and then started hitting the pavement with the tools.

5/25/18 7:45 p.m. A loud party with a live band was bad enough, a caller told police, but his neighbors also have two big dogs whose barking had been disturbing the peace all day long.

5/26/18 1:04 p.m. A couple of kids came to a woman's house on River's Edge Drive and asked for materials to make a fire at the park nearby, but she refused to give them anything.

5/26/18 2:36 p.m. Only one of the three kids riding a couple of motorcycles near Kelok and Bryant roads was wearing a helmet, prompting a concerned observer to call police.

5/26/18 6:27 p.m. A man appeared to be using a beer can as a bong to smoke marijuana near Rossman Park on Fourth Street.

5/26/18 8:48 p.m. A man carrying a backpack and sleeping bag approached a 13-year-old boy in McNary Park and asked him for money, but the man ran away when the teen pretended to have a knife.

5/27/18 4:40 p.m. A mom asked police to clarify her rights as a parent because her 14-year-old daughter had been yelling at her and breaking things around the house. In a separate incident a few hours later, another mom told police that her daughter was trying to break her door down and "get her."

5/28/18 12:15 p.m. A caller told police he saw three teens with a paintball gun near the arts building at Lakeridge High and figured they must be up to no good, but he hadn't actually seen them do anything wrong.

5/28/18 1:16 p.m. A woman who expected to return from a trip to Texas later in the week told police that her husband had called to say he was filing for divorce. Now she's worried that he may change the locks on their house, she said, and was hoping police might be able to offer some options.

5/28/18 6:31 p.m. A man in a silver Kia has been following a Lake Oswego woman for the past year, she told police, and his car was now parked in front of the apartments near her residence. She doesn't know who he is and hadn't seen him today, she said, but she was worried that he may be lurking around her house and asked if officers could escort her inside.

5/29/18 8:19 a.m. School's almost out for the summer, but that hasn't stopped parents from asking police to deal with ongoing parking and traffic problems. This morning, a mom told police that her daughter was almost struck while crossing at Country Club Road and Iron Mountain Boulevard by a speeding car. An hour later, another mom said lots of parents of Oak Creek Elementary students are parking in a no-parking zone near the school, causing unsafe conditions that almost resulted in a couple of accidents.

5/29/18 9:53 a.m. When a woman spotted a man in a gray sweatshirt standing on 10th Street near Country Club Road, she quickly called police. She couldn't explian why, she said, other than that he "just does not look right."

5/29/18 4:56 p.m. A shirtless man who looked like he needed to use a bathroom because of the way he was, well, holding himself was spotted walking eastbound on Childs Road toward Bryant. He must have found a place to do his business, though, because a police search came up empty.

5/29/18 7:08 p.m. A resident of Canal Circle asked police to explain what a "No Soliciting" sign means to the aggressive salesman who came to her door.

5/31/18 5:17 a.m. An obviously disgruntled boyfriend popped all the tires on a Lake Oswego woman's minivan overnight, she told police, and then made off with her cellphone.

5/31/18 12:42 p.m. An apartment dweller told police that one of his neighbors follows him every time he leaves his home. He also told dispatchers that he believes the police department is responsible for the surveillance, although he couldn't explain why that was true.

5/31/18 8:01 p.m. A heavyset man in a white button-down shirt and tan pants stopped a student and asked to see his Lakeridge High School yearbook. The student told police he felt intimidated and gave the book to the man, who took photos of it and returned it to the student before driving off toward McVey Avenue on South Shore Boulevard.

6/1/18 8:20 a.m. A woman told police that she had to take her dog to the DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital with breathing problems that she believes are related to the peacocks that roam through her neighborhood. She'd like to know what, if anything, will be done to determine whether the birds pose a health risk to humans and their pets.

6/1/18 9:58 a.m. A caller wanted police to know that he would be launching two weather balloons from Shipley Drive and landing them in Linn County. He said county and federal officials were aware of the balloons, which were expected to reach an altitude of 20,000 feet and remain aloft for about 90 minutes.

6/1/18 10:23 a.m. A passerby asked for police help after spotting a momma duck in distress and discovering that her babies were stuck below a grate at Melrose Street and Westlake Drive.

6/1/18 11:21 a.m. A neighbor heard what sounded like a large cracking sound coming from the wooded area near Hidalgo and McNary Parkway. He didn't see anything actually fall, he told police, but he was worried that a hazard may have been created.

6/1/18 4:19 p.m. A woman told police that her neighbor was quite upset about her placement of trash cans and has, in fact, often moved them around. Today, she said, he put them in a place where they were blocking the roadway.

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