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


Lake Oswego Police arrested nine drivers for DUII incidents in October as part of a nationwide enforcement operation conducted during regular-duty patrols, the department said this week. All of the arrests were for alcohol-related offenses; none were for controlled substances.


11/3/18 9:25 a.m. An intoxicated teenager was taken into custody after being caught stealing from the women's locker room at the Mountain Park Clubhouse on Mt. Jefferson Terrace. Charges include theft, criminal trespass, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of cocaine, police said.


10/31/18 8:38 a.m. Two laptops, a briefcase and other items were taken overnight from a silver Lexus on Ninth Street.

11/2/18 8:25 a.m. Two GE Nighthawk headlight bulbs worth $700 were stolen from a delivery truck overnight on Lakeview Boulevard.

11/2/18 2:46 p.m. Registration, service paperwork and other miscellaneous items were taken from a Toyota Yaris on Mt. Jefferson Terrace.

11/4/18 10:59 a.m. A resident of Wren Street told police that his mail had been stolen and that the thieves had cashed a check for $461.19.

11/5/18 12:07 p.m. Palisades Marketplace employees detained a shoplifter who tried to walk out without paying for a $3.39 box of fried rice from the deli. The store's manager didn't want to procescute, police were told, but he did want the thief banned from the property.

11/5/18 1:15 p.m. A resident of Foothills Road told police that her $2,500 wedding ring disappeared over the weekend. Suspects include the cleaning crew that was at the house on Sunday, she said, although no one actually saw them touch the jewelry.

11/5/18 :21 p.m. A student's phone was reported stolen at Lakeridge High School.


10/30/18 10:27 p.m. A woman told police that her ex-husband had broken into her home while she was away, possibly by entering through a back window. She wasn't sure if anything was missing, she said, but things had definitely been moved around.


11/1/18 7:56 a.m. A 1993 Geo Tracker reported stolen from a guest parking spot overnight on Carman Drive was located a day later in North Portland. Parking passes were missing from the vehicle when it was found, but other personal belongings were still in the car.

11/2/18 6:48 a.m. A 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee was reported stolen overnight on Virginia Way and then recovered by Clackamas County Sheriff's deputies a few hours later. There was no damage to the vehicle, but two suits and motorcycle gear was missing.


10/30/18 10:11 a.m. Someone used a Lake Oswego business's account to make fraudulent charges at Home Depot.

11/2/18 1:07 p.m. A Lake Oswego resident told police he had sent money to a caller who claimed to have kidnapped his daughter, only to discover that he had been scammed.

11/2/18 6:36 p.m. Scammers pretending to be from PGE told staff at the Providence Fitness Center on Meadows Road that their power would be turned off unless they paid a supposedly overdue bill. An employee called police instead.


10/30/18 7:28 a.m. A resident of Mountain View Lane reported that a full-size school bus appeared to have gotten stuck in her driveway and had caused some minor damage to the private roadway. Police connected the bus company's manager to the homeowners association.

10/30/18 8:59 a.m. Vandals broke an outdoor light sconce, removed screens and egged a house in what the home's owners believe was retaliation for a fight that occurred during the Oct. 26 football game at Lake Oswego High. The vandalism was captured on video, police were told.

10/30/18 10:06 a.m. A thin man dressed in sweats and a beanie was spotted urinating in bushes in front of the downtown Safeway store. From his slurred words, police were told, it sounded like he was drunk.

10/30/18 11:26 a.m. Old power tools were found piled outside the entrance to a store on Centerpointe Drive by employees who brought the drills inside for safekeeping. Officers determined that the tools were junk, though, and threw them away.

10/30/18 12:16 p.m. Someone entered the sanctuary after Mass at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church and threw flowers around, spilled holy water and tossed ashes from candles. No one saw the perpetrator and there are no suspects.

10/30/18 1:39 p.m. A resident on Goodall Street noticed that his four yellow signs urging motorists to slow down were missing and he wanted to know if it was the LOPD who removed them. Turns out it was. Officers returned the signs to the man, but only after explaining the City's sign ordinance to him first.

10/30/18 3:13 p.m. One friend agreed to let another borrow his car as long as he got paid for the time the vehicle was gone. But since then, he told police, he hasn't seen either the car or payment. Officers quickly determined, though, that the due date for the car's return wasn't until Nov. 5, so they told the man to call back on Nov. 6 if the vehicle was still missing.

10/30/18 5:40 p.m. A woman told police that her husband had been cornered by their neighbor's dog on their property on Marylcreek Drive. The dog was chained up now, the woman said, but this is an ongoing problem and so far, no one has helped resolve it.

10/31/18 7:48 a.m. The back window of a Nissan Versa was smashed overnight in what the car's owner believes was a deliberate act. Nothing was reported stolen from the vehicle.

10/31/18 4:02 p.m. A homeowner on Lookout Court found an injured possum on her porch and told police she hoped they could remove it before trick-or-treaters started to arrive. They did.

10/31/18 8:12 p.m. A concerned daughter told police that she didn't know where her mother was. Mom usually goes to a Zumba class, she said, but her purse and car were still at home. Officers located the woman, though; turns out she was just taking a walk and was now on her way home.

11/1/18 3:44 p.m. She might not have an account with Umpqua Bank, but a woman continues to visit the B Avenue branch and walk out with various items with the company's logo on them. She sometimes talks about becoming a customer, employees told police, but refuses to divulge her personal information.

11/2/18 2:16 a.m. An overnight painting crew at the downtown Safeway needed help when their vehicle wouldn't start. Officers gladly provided a jump.

11/2/18 10:59 a.m. A pedestrian told police she had been struck by a vehicle at Boones Ferry Road and Red Cedar Way. No need for an officer at the scene, she said; she had exchanged information with the motorist and was on her way to the hospital to be checked out.

11/2/18 3:30 p.m. A passerby tried to tell a man whose dogs were running wild on the Lakeridge High campus that an off-leash area was available just a couple of blocks away. He was "not receptive" to the information, the passerby told police.

11/3/18 8:52 p.m. A woman told police she heard roosters crowing and coyotes howling and feared that the predators might be going after chickens at Luscher Farm. Officers rushed to the scene, only to find that the chickens were safe and unharmed.

11/4/18 9:21 a.m. A passerby told police he had found mail strewn all long Greentree Road, from Wall Street to Sunnyhill Drive. Mail that appeared to be financial statements had been opened, the caller said.

11/4/18 5:55 p.m. An anonymous caller told police that someone on Lower Drive had been using a leaf blower for the past six hours and that the only reason they were doing it was to harass neighbors. All was quiet, though, when officers arrived.

11/5/18 9:44 a.m. An admiring vandal painted a heart on the door and mailbox of the Masonic Lodge in downtown Lake Oswego.

11/5/18 11:03 p.m. A worried mom asked police for advice after finding messages on her 14-year-old daughter's phone that made her think the girl was planning to run away.

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