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

THEFTS

10/25/18 6:21 a.m. A laptop, credit card and medical supplies were taken overnight from a med student's unlocked Mini Cooper. The credit card had already been used, the car's owner said, and he feared there might be patient info on the computer.

10/25/18 7:11 a.m. A digital camera, digital recorder and garage door opener were taken from a Honda Accord on Del Prado.

10/25/18 5:10 p.m. Thieves smashed the front passenger-side window of a Scion xB on Monroe Parkway and stole an iPhone 8+ and black Coach purse containing $200 in cash.

10/27/18 12:21 p.m. Two children's bikes that had been locked to a staircase together were stolen sometime in the past few days on Parkview Drive.

10/28/18 4:08 a.m. A woman told police that two people she knows rummaged through her purse and stole a brand new prescription. One of the suspects lives with her, she told police, and this has happened before.

FRAUD

10/26/18 1:08 p.m. Someone opened an unauthorized $10,000 line of credit by using a Lake Oswego man's personal information.

10/26/18 3:04 p.m. After selling antique furniture on Craigslist, a woman received what she suspected was a fraudulent cashier's check for $1,200 over the sales price. She hadn't cashed the check, she told police, but the buyers continue to contact her in hopes of arranging pickup and she isn't sure what to do next. Advice and options were dispensed.

MISC.

10/17/18 1:26 p.m. A man wasn't sure whether the gun he had in his car was real or a toy, so he stopped at City Hall to ask if an officer could help identify the weapon. Turns out it was just an Airsoft gun.

10/18/18 10:03 a.m. A business owner wanted police to know that he had fired an employee because of physical violence in the workplace. He wanted the incident documented, he said, just in case the former worker returned.

10/18/18 3:39 p.m. File this one under "Maybe Not The Best Sales Pitch": A man with a backpack was reportedly going door to door near the intersection of Eighth Street and B Avenue, telling homeowners that he was a two-time convicted felon who wanted to sell things.

10/19/18 8:01 p.m. When two young hooligans pounded on a man's door and then ran off for the third time, the frustrated homeowner called police. Officers were unable to locate the suspects, but they did find their friends near Maplewood Road and asked them to pass on a simple message: Knock it off!

10/20/18 11:42 a.m. Officers tried and failed to get close to four deer that were eating along Skyland Circle after receiving reports that one of the animals was injured. It did appear from a distance that one of the deer had an old injury or some kind of disease around its neck, but otherwise they all looked healthy.

10/20/18 8:42 p.m. The group that prompted calls to police for extra patrols on Saturday night? Turns out it was just a bunch of animated astronomers, celebrating International Observe the Moon Night.

10/20/18 10 p.m. Reports of a loud party on Upper Drive and kids playing basketball into the wee hours on Iron Mountain Boulevard prompted several calls to police, the last one coming at 1:49 a.m.

10/22/18 1:37 p.m. A hawk apparently got stuck in bird spikes next to a window in a condominium complex on Carman Drive. The property's community manager and the resident who spotted the bird were urged to call the Audobon Society for help.

10/22/18 2:32 p.m. AAA membership probably sounded like a pretty good idea to the motorist who called police after running out of gas in the AAA parking lot on Centerpointe Drive. This time, though, no membership meant no roadside assistance.

10/23/18 6:45 a.m. One neighbor ventured into another neighbor's backyard on Cedar Street, prompting a call to police for advice.

10/23/18 7:20 a.m. A school employee on the way to work at River Grove Elementary spotted a dead raccoon in the middle of a nearby road. Officers were able to remove the critter before kids starting arriving for class.

10/23/18 2:35 p.m. A woman told police she found Nazi literature and posters all along Jean Way that say Auschwitz will and should happen again. She tore some of the posters down, she said, but feared someone is targeting areas around local schools.

10/24/18 8:28 a.m. A man who claimed to have psychic powers told police that he woke up feeling that someone was being held against their will at the house next door. He was also worried that his neighbors are psychic and that they might be able to disturb him while he sleeps, he said. Officers used their own powers to determine that the claims were unfounded.

10/24/18 1:29 p.m. A short woman in her 60s stopped her car in front of a home near Fourth Street and C Avenue, got out and yanked a Knute Buehler sign out of the ground. Guess the Republican candidate for governor won't be getting her vote.

10/24/18 4:49 p.m. A passerby spotted a child's backpack at the side of the road near McNary Parkway and Cirque Drive. No sign of its owner, though.

10/24/18 5:11 p.m. An 8-year-old girl and her mom found a $20 bill outside the downtown Safeway store and brought it to City Hall. They just wanted to make sure they did the right thing, they told police.

10/24/18 10:50 a.m. A gray-haired woman in her 80s was spotted using a walker to make her way down Boones Ferry Road near Jean Road, prompting a call from a passerby who was concerned the woman might be lost or need assistance. An officer responded to the scene and gave the woman a ride home.

10/25/18 1:40 p.m. People continue to park in front of a man's mailbox on Spring Lane, even though he's left notes asking them to stop. Now he's gotten a notice from the U.S. Postal Service, he told police, saying mail will no longer be delivered to his address.

10/26/18 9:49 p.m. Two high school freshmen decided to resolve their differences during Friday night's football game by fighting near the tennis courts on the Lake Oswego High School campus. Parents picked up both of the juveniles, who suffered only minor injuries, and none of the parties involved opted to press charges.

10/26/18 A frightened homeowner called police and then locked herself in the basement after discovering that one of the doors to her house was unlocked. No one else was home, she said; in fact, all of the house's other inhabitants were out of town. Responding officers checked everywhere, but found no signs of criminal activity.

10/27/18 2:03 a.m. When front-desk personnel refused to let a 21-year-old woman back into a hotel room because her name wasn't on the registration, she called police for help. She had been staying at the hotel with an acquaintance, the woman said, and now just wanted to get her stuff and leave.

10/27/18 5:26 p.m. A man and woman in their 60s, reportedly carrying their belongings in blue bags, jumped in front of a woman's car at E Avenue and Seventh Street, causing her to slam on her brakes. The couple then yelled at the driver before heading in the direction of Forest Hills Elementary School. A search of the area came up empty.

10/28/18 11:29 a.m. A mom told police that her kids needed a photograph with an officer for a school project. Officer James Euscher met the family at a downtown bakery and helped the youngsters complete their project. No wonder he was the LOPD's 2017 officer of the year!

10/28/18 7:34 p.m. A resident on C Avenue armed herself with a Tazer after a homeless couple knocked on her door, asked for money and then refused to leave. Just a few minutes earlier, the couple had rung the doorbell of a house on Ninth Street and got agitated when that homeowner turned down their request for a ride to the bus station. Police quickly located the couple, who said they had bus passes in hand and were making their way to Beaverton.

10/29/18 10:28 a.m. Officials at the new Maayan Torah Day School on Touchstone asked police to set up a time for a walk-through to assess the facility's security and make recommendations for keeping students and staff safe.

10/29/18 3:42 p.m. A former student was banned from the Lake Oswego High campus after assaulting a current student after school. The victim suffered bruises and scrapes but refused medical attention; no charges were filed.

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