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


8/21/18 1:03 p.m. A man's backpack was stolen while he was on a bus from Portland International Airport.

8/22/18 6:51 p.m. A thirsty thief stole a 12-pack of Corona from the downtown Safeway store.

8/22/18 9:19 p.m. A brand new iPhone — still in the bag from the cellphone store — was taken from a car while its owner was in nearby Westlake Park.

8/23/18 4:21 p.m. A man mistakenly left his phone inside a downtown gas station's bathroom. When he returned to retrieve it, he told police, the phone was gone, and he thinks that the guy who used the restroom after him and then left in a landscaping company vehicle might be the culprit.

8/24/18 1:49 p.m. Thieves stole a purse containing a driver's license, cash and credit cards from a car parked in a woman's garage. The cards had already been used, the woman told police.

8/27/18 4:26 p.m. Tools, wire and other miscelleneous items were stolen from a worker's van outside the downtown Safeway store.


8/26/18 4:32 p.m. A woman told police she believed someone had broken into her house sometime in the past week.There were muddy footprints in her dining room, she said, and the screen was missing from a window nearby. Nothing appeared to be missing, the homeowner said, but this was the third suspicious incident at the house since May.

8/27/18 3:19 p.m. Garden tools worth an estimated $100 were taken from an attached garage.


8/21/18 8:04 a.m. A white Ford Escape with a woman's wallet inside was reported stolen on Iron Mountain Boulevard. Credit cards in the wallet had already been used to make $10,000 in purchases, the car's owner told police.


8/24/18 3:25 p.m. A Lake Oswego man reported losing $1,400 in an online scam.

8/24/18 11:09 p.m. Fraudsters used a Lake Oswego man's Social Security number to open several different credit accounts.

8/27/18 3:23 p.m. Scammers told a Lake Oswego man that they would tell his wife about things in his past if he didn't send $15,200 in Bitcoins.


8/17/18 4:57 p.m. A resident reported that their car had been egged overnight by unknown hooligans.

8/18/18 10:19 p.m. Two callers in two minutes reported a loud party at a house on Kelok Road near Bryant Avenue.

8/19/18 7:02 a.m. A woman called police to report that her neighbor was cleaning her deck very loudly at 6:30 in the morning; when the caller asked how long the process would take, the neighbor responded, "However long it takes."

8/19/18 12:43 p.m. A driver reportedly verbally assaulted at least 10 people over a parking dispute, waving a handicap sticker in their faces.

8/20/18 8:40 a.m. A driver in a BMW was reportedly driving in circles through a neighborhood and photographing every house.

8/21/18 5:13 a.m. Police were asked to roust a man who was spotted sleeping in a red sedan at the entrance to George Rogers Park.

8/21/18 9:57 a.m. After stopping her white Hyundai sedan and turning on its warning lights at the intersection of Mercantile Drive and Kruse Way, a woman reportedly got out of the car, entered another vehicle and drove away.

8/21/18 11:55 a.m. When a woman saw what looked like a trail of blood leading from rose bushes to a neighbor's front door, she tried to check on the elderly woman who lives in the house. But no one answered the door, prompting a quick call to police for help.

8/21/18 11:57 a.m. A resident of Cedar Road told police that her security alarm was making all sorts of noise and she couldn't figure out how to turn it off.

8/21/18 8:14 p.m. A man called from Portland to ask police to check on an abandoned house after security cameras showed four teenagers trespassing on the property. The house is used for storage and is behind a locked gate, he said.

8/22/18 1:25 a.m. A resident on White Oaks Drive called police to report that her doorbell had just rung and a man with dark hair was standing outside. Officers were unable to locate the mysterious stranger.

8/22/18 2:08 p.m. A woman told police that her 17-year-old daughter was at the front door, ringing the doorbell and refusing to leave. The girl hasn't lived in the home for a year, Mom said, and is not wanted there.

8/22/18 2:40 p.m. A shirtless man and a woman clad only in a bra were seen, uh, "moving around" in a black Ford SUV, prompting a call to police. They had apparently finished whatever they were doing, however, and departed before officers arrived.

8/23/18 10:31 a.m. An "unhappy dog" prompted a passerby to call police from a parking lot on Centerpointe Drive, where the pooch had been left alone in a car for a couple of hours. The dog wasn't in physical distress, the caller said; in fact, the car's windows had been rolled down and it wasn't that hot outside. But given the nonstop barking, it just seemed like the animal was in emotional distress and needed someone to help.

8/23/18 11:13 a.m. A woman who said she had been attacked by a pitbull a couple of months ago told police that she had heard about a similar attack on Aug. 22 and now wanted to report her incident.The pitbull's aggressive owner left in a white car after both attacks, the caller said, leading her to believe that it could be the same man and dog.

8/23/18 2:22 p.m. A woman told police that one of her neighbors shouted at her and made threats while they were both in the apartment complex's laundry room.

8/24/18 A man who looked like he could barely stand caused concern in Westlake Park, where a passerby said the suspect was swinging his arms wildly and using rakes from the nearby baseball field. It wasn't clear whether the beat-up car in the parking lot belonged to the man, the caller said.

8/24/18 12:05 p.m. A man told police he had lost a black briefcase containing a Dell laptop. He either left it in the parking garage on First Street, he said, or possibly at his attorney's office.

8/24/18 2:15 p.m. The driver of a silver Volkswagen Jetta appeared to be throwing clothes into the bushes at the corner of Highway 43 and Laurel Street, a caller told police.

8/24/18 5:10 p.m. An aggressive salesman called an Ash Street resident a racist and stormed off after she pointed out the "No Soliciting" sign posted near her front door.

8/24/18 9:51 p.m. A resident of Phantom Bluff Court called to complain about a loud party with lots of lights at a house directly across the lake from her house. Officers located the bash and issued a warning to the celebrants.

8/25/18 8:04 a.m. While one man waited in a car nearby, another set up a fence around the storage shed at Uplands Elementary and told a passerby he was trying to catch rabbits that allegedly frequent the area.

8/25/18 1:38 p.m. In a sure sign that campaign season is already underway, two political solicitors were reported going door-to-door on Larch Street. They were pleasant, one resident told police, but were ignoring the "No Soliciting" signs.

8/25/18 2:44 p.m. An apartment manager asked for police help after spotting a dying squirrel on the path near one of his buildings on Mt. Jefferson Terrace.

8/25/18 2:50 p.m. Levi the Jack Russell terrier mix had just arrived at his new home on Parkview Drive after being picked up at the humane society when he took off, leash and all. He was still missing 90 minutes later.

8/25/18 3:42 p.m. A woman concerned about the overall liveability of Lake Oswego called police to complain about people loitering near the transit station at Fourth Street and A Avenue, panhandlers in front of the downtown Safeway store and a man who appeared to be homeless who was hanging out near the library.

8/25/18 3:48 p.m. A door-to-door salesman was reportedly screaming at residents on Eighth Street when they pointed out the "No Soliciting" signs at their homes.

8/25/18 4:58 p.m. A man who had reportedly punched a woman's dog during a recent visit to the dog park on Stafford Road showed up again and told the pooch's owner that police had told him to call them if he saw the dog at the park again. When he started taking photographs of the dog, the woman headed home — and called police herself.

8/25/18 7:48 p.m. A resident of Boones Ferry Road asked for extra police patrols after the driver of a Ford Explorer stopped in front of his home and took photographs. The driver might be someone from the alt-right, he said, who is targeting him because of his political beliefs.

8/27/18 7:27 a.m. Employees at the Adult Community Center called police after finding two people sleeping outside near the kitchen door.

8/27/18 8:09 a.m. Someone apparently set off fireworks on the west campus at Lakeridge Junior High over the weekend. No damage was reported.

8/27/18 10:17 a.m. There was nothing to indicate that an "emotionally unhealthy" employee would return after resigning, but his former co-workers were still alarmed by an email he sent them that contained a photo of a gun barrel.

8/27/18 12:08 p.m. A greasy-haired man and his compainion raised suspicions when they were spotted driving slowly along Spruce Street and looking at porches. One neighbor said she saw the man, who looked like a "meth head," get out of his car and approach her porch; she made a noise and he ran off, she said. Nothing was reported stolen.

8/27/18 2:19 p.m. A sympathetic animal lover called police after seeing a woman dressed in a T-shirt and jean shorts yelling at her dog near Third Street and Evergreen Road and telling the poor pooch that everything it did was wrong.

8/27/18 5:21 p.m. The red bundle spotted down an embankment near Old River Road and Glenmorrie Drive looked about the same size as a baby, prompting an alarmed passerby to call police. Responding officers determined that it was just a towel, however, and that it had been there for a while.

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