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

THEFTS

8/1/18 4:08 p.m. A man stopped by City Hall to report that the friend who asked him to buy tickets to a show in Portland had still not paid for them. He's out $446, he said, and would now like to file a report.

8/1/18 4:12 p.m. A street-sweeper brush was reported stolen from a home on Quarry Road. Estimated value: $900.

BURGLARIES

7/31/18 6:50 p.m. When a housesitter returned to the home he'd been watching, he found jewelry boxes scattered about, cabinets and drawers open and a glove lying outside an unlocked door. The burglary had to have happened within the past 90 minutes, he told police.

8/2/18 A woman in charge of her now-deceased parents' estate stopped to check on their home, only to discover that the front door was unlocked, the back door had been broken open and items inside were missing.

FRAUD

7/31/18 10:44 a.m. Scammers told a Lake Oswego man that they had gained access to his email and would send incriminating messages to everyone on the list if he didn't give them $2,200 in Bitcoins. He called police instead.

8/3/18 6:07 p.m. After getting online help with a printer problem, a woman told police she believed the technician may have taken personal information from her computer.

8/6/18 12:49 p.m. A woman told police that her soon-to-be ex-husband was using her personal information to withdraw money from her bank account.

MISC.

7/27/18 4:06 p.m. A man told police he recognized the suspect pictured in a Facebook post about stolen packages as a UPS driver who had been to his house before. Officers said they'd pursue the tip.

7/27/18 10:06 p.m. Neighbors told police that a homeless man in his mid-20s was camping in Rossman Park and that he had been there on several evenings within the past week.

7/28/18 11:18 a.m. Classmates planning a reunion later in the day asked for extra police patrols after seeing on ominous message online. It read: "I remember all too well the hell (of) high school. If I had been more unhinged, I would've been a school shooter."

7/29/18 12:13 a.m. When a Lyft driver dropped off a customer near Sixth Street and A Avenue, the man told him that he was trying to find a friend's house and promptly jumped over a couple of fences. The man then jumped back over the fences, hopped in the Lyft and asked the driver to take him home. Seemed odd, the driver said, and he just thought police should know.

7/29/18 8:31 a.m. A woman walking her dog on North Shore Road cut a rose from a garden and gave it to a passerby, and then moved a sign from one yard to another. The perplexed passerby alerted police as she watched the woman literally dance her way up the street.

7/30/18 9 a.m. Vandals spray-painted graffiti on the back door and the turf field sometime over the weekend at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School.

7/31/18 10:14 a.m. A man watering the grass in his front yard didn't seem concerned about the yelling and pounding coming from inside the house, but a passerby was worried enough to call police.

7/31/18 6:22 p.m. A homeowner asked for extra police patrols after her 18-year-old son scared off the two men he spotted walking up the back steps to her house. One of the men was wearing a hoodie, the other a mask; they both turned and ran when they realized they'd been spotted.

8/1/18 6:56 p.m. A frightened woman told police she was being stalked by an ex-boyfriend who had shown up twice at her work and then again at her house. An investigation is underway.

8/1/18 7:11 p.m. A homeowner on Evergreen Road asked police to retrieve two boxes from her porch. She wasn't home when they were delivered, she said, and she did not order whatever was inside.

8/2/18 9:52 a.m. A stop sign was reported missing at the intersection of Westlake Drive and Lesser Road, turning what should be a four-way stop into a three-way stop.

8/2/18 10:07 a.m. Two peacocks were spotted in the middle of Boones Ferry Road near West Sunset Drive. A distraction, to be sure, but they did seem to be minding their own business.

8/2/18 1:58 p.m. A resident of Knaus Road told police that a coyote wandered into his backyard and ate his two chihuahuas — a horrific incident he captured on surveillance video.

8/2/18 4:46 p.m. Someone hacked her internet account and possibly installed cameras inside her house, a woman told dispatchers. She'd previously filed a report, she said, but she needed to talk to an officer about the case again.

8/3/18 12:54 p.m. A crew working at a residence on Kelok Road angered at least one neighbor by playing loud music for a couple of hours. They were urged to turn it down.

8/3/18 1:46 p.m. Despite the ticket on its windshield, a red Camaro has remained parked in the wrong direction near Creekside Terrace and Jefferson Parkway for at least a week, a disgruntled resident told police.

8/4/18 6:16 a.m. When firefighters responded to an activated smoke alarm at a house on Seventh Street, they found no smoke or fire. But they did find spider webs inside the detector and suggested that the homeowner might want to clean it out. The homeowner did, but firefighters were quickly called back when the alarm sounded again. This time, they changed the device's battery — and relocated a small spider that crawled out of the detector while they worked.

8/4/18 10:21 a.m. A woman told police she found hundreds of latex gloves and something that smelled like rotting flesh in a recycling bin behind a building on Carman Drive. Officers found nothing unusual, however, when they inspected the container.

8/4/18 10:47 a.m. Employees roasting a pig outside a grocery store on McVey Avenue accidentally set off the sprinkler system when they opened the hood of the roaster and the heat melted the bulb in a sprinkler head above them. Firefighters helped to turn off the wet and dry fire-suppression systems, a technician was summoned to make repairs and the roasting apparently resumed without further interruption.

8/4/18 11:15 a.m. First responders were called to Millennium Plaza Park by a farmers market patron who was concerned that a woman had been in the public restroom for a very long time and might be having a medical emergency. An investigation determined that while the woman wasn't feeling well, no assistance was required.

8/4/18 3:05 p.m. A passerby told police she spotted a "very dirty" homeless man rocking back and forth on the creekside path near McVey Avenue and Maple Street, but he was gone by the time officers arrived.

8/5/18 6:09 a.m. When all-night partiers at a house on North Shore Road were still screaming profanities from the back deck in the morning, a sleep-deprived neighbor called police. Over on York Road, meanwhile, microphone-wielding singers started belting out tunes at 9 a.m. and were still going strong at 12:30 p.m., prompting a call from another neighbor.

8/5/18 7:19 p.m. A locked front door forced firefighters to use a ladder to enter a house on Cervantes Circle through a second-story window after receiving a report of smoke coming from the abode. Turns out the homeowner had left the stove on with cooking oil on top; firefighters shut off the stove, removed the pan and helped get the smoke out of the house.

8/6/18 10:25 a.m. A Lake Oswego woman told police that one of her houseguests was being accused of stealing something from a person they visited in Sherwood. The caller said the item was found wrapped in a towel and tucked inside a purse, and she'd like some advice from the LOPD about what she should do next.

8/6/18 7:41 p.m. A tent community appeared to be in use behind a bank on Boones Ferry Road, a caller told police. The campers were parking in the bank's lot, she said, and had constructed a fire pit.


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