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


6/23/18 49 p.m. An elderly driver in a BMW 328i ran into a tree near El Greco and Botticelli. The airbag deployed and the car was not driveable, but no injuries were reported.


6/19/18 12:23 p.m. A caller told police that someone stole his bag while he was sitting and praying by the river near Holy Names Drive.

6/22/18 7:11 a.m. A Trek Superfly 6 bicycle worth $1,700 was taken overnight from a garage on Aquinas Street by someone who had to toss other items aside to get to the bike.

6/22/18 3:50 p.m. A baseball hat-wearing man in his 20s fled from a convenience store on A Avenue without paying for cigarettes.

6/24/18 9:04 p.m. Someone stole a license plate off a Kia Sedona on Devonshire Drive.

6/25/18 1:40 p.m. The tip jar was stolen from the Starbucks on Boones Ferry Road, and employees say they captured the thief on video.


6/23/18 12:03 a.m. A man returned home to find that his house had been burglarized by criminals who made entry through a back window and left the lights on when they departed. A shotgun and other miscelleneous items were reported missing.

6/24/18 9:03 p.m. A man who was house sitting for his girlfriend told police he returned home to find the doors unlocked and an Xbox missing. He believes the woman's ex-boyfriend might be responsible.


6/20/18 11:53 p.m. Clackamas County Sheriff's deputies found a stolen Honda Accord in a parking lot on Meadows Road and returned it to its owner. No arrests were made.


6/21/18 11:28 a.m. Someone opened a Verizon account using a Lake Oswego woman's personal information.

6/21/18 2:08 p.m. A Lake Oswego woman asked to be removed from the call list for what she believed to be a credit debt scam, only to be harassed by a representative who cursed at her and told her "what he would do to me."

6/22/18 5:59 p.m. A vacationer called from the Oregon coast to report that someone had fraudulently used her credit card and changed the billing address on the account.

6/23/18 4:16 p.m. A man told police that his credit card information had been stolen and was now being used to pay for a hotel room in Los Angeles.


6/17/18 12:45 p.m. When a woman spotted one of her neighbors sitting in bushes near a park path, she asked if he was OK. At first, he said he was not, but he wouldn't let her approach. When she asked how she could help, he told her he was fine and that he was just observing people to "see who cares." She obviously did, because she called police.

6/17/18 5:17 p.m. Police responded to the first of several calls about downed trees after a thunderstorm rumbled through Lake Oswego. Some of the trees fell on power lines, others blocked roads. No injuries were reported in any of the incidents.

6/18/18 11:09 p.m. Neighbors resolved a dispute over a noisy fouintain last year, a caller told police, but the problem seems to have bubbled up again. Now the fountain is running all night long, he said, and this time he'd like advice from officers before confronting his neighbor again.

6/19/18 8:15 a.m. A pet owner asked for police help in catching her Goldendoodle, which was running around in traffic at Bryant and West Bay roads and ignoring commands to stop. A few hours later, firefighters were called to a home on G Avenue, where a dog somehow got itself stuck in the bottom of a metal coat rack and needed help to get free. (Check out the video at

6/19/18 9:06 a.m. A worker at a construction site unleashed a loud torrent of profanity, prompting a call from a concerned neighbor.

6/19/18 9:59 a.m. A man who appeared to be homeless was spotted using a cellphone while he waited for the Lake Oswego Public Library to open, prompting a call from a passerby who said the man frequents the library's restroom and can often be seen loitering in and around the building.

6/19/18 11:03 a.m. A momma deer became frantic when two of her fawns got stuck in a fence on Hobbit Court, causing what a concerned caller described as "a traffic hazard."

6/19/18 2:25 p.m. A woman who said her garage door was closed when she left earlier in the day found it open when she got home. She asked if an officer could enter the house with her, just to make sure all was OK.

6/19/18 3:09 p.m. Signs that it must be summer: A group of kids were spotted jumping into the river from the dolphin sculptures near Oswego Pointe Drive; others were reportedly playing "inappropriate music" on the beach at George Rogers Park; and teens threw water balloons from a moving vehicle and laughed at a bicyclist on Royce Way.

6/19/18 5:38 p.m. In a creepier sign that summer's here, a man in his 60s was allegedly seen taking pictures of young girls on the beach at George Rogers Park. When the girls confronted him and asked why he was taking the photos, he answered, "Why not?" The man, who was last seen wearing a red polo shirt and beige shorts, took off before officers arrived.

6/19/18 7:29 p.m. Someone ripped the mailbox off its post at the United Church of Christ on Country Club Road, and church officials told police they believe they were targeted intentionally.

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