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

THEFTS

2/27/19 1:56 p.m. The front license plate was stolen from a Subaru Outback on McVey Avenue.

2/27/19 5:21 p.m. A bottle of liquor worth $300 was stolen from a shop on North State Street.

2/27/19 7:50 p.m. A briefcase was taken from a Ford F150 by thieves who broke a passenger-side window to gain entry.

FRAUD

2/27/19 12:25 p.m. Imagine getting a phone call from a number you don't recognize, telling you that there are felony charges outstanding against you involving a car that was stolen in Texas and that the caller is going to come to your house with the police. That's what happened to a Lake Oswego woman, who called officers from her workplace in Tualatin to make sure that it was all a scam and that no arrest was imminent.

2/28/19 4:01 p.m. Harassing callers from "U.S. Sweepstakes" and the "National Gaming Control Board" told a Lake Oswego man that he had won a bunch of money and a Mercedes; all he had to do get his prizes was send them $1,500. He called police instead.

MISC.

2/25/19 12:01 p.m. A bus company employee told police that parents continue to park in the fire lane at Lake Oswego High School and no one is doing anything about it.

2/25/19 1:32 p.m. A resident of Sixth Street asked for clarification about the rules that govern driving electric golf carts on city streets.

2/25/19 2:02 p.m. Someone's puppy or small dog ambled into the backyard of a home on Twin Fir Road and got trapped underneath a deck. The home's owner tried without luck to free the pooch, telling dispatchers he was now worried that it could freeze to death. Officers responded to the scene.

2/25/19 9:51 p.m. A store manager asked for extra police patrols after realizing that he was unable to lock the front door of his business. He was unable to reach a locksmith who could get to the store before the morning, he said, and was worried that the door could blow open in the wind.

2/26/19 12:35 p.m. Police were unable to locate the homeless man who neighbors said has been living in a gazebo and sleeping on a picnic table at a condo complex on Carman Drive. Officers found no abandoned property or drug paraphernalia, but urged neighbors to call again if the man returns.

2/26/19 3:46 p.m. A concerned passerby called from a parking lot on Kingsgate Road to say that she was worried about an elderly woman who seemed to be lost or confused and was not able to communicate in English. But the woman, who was dressed in a pink bathrobe and pajamas, was able to assure officers that she was just out for a stroll and not in need of assistance.

2/26/19 6:05 p.m. Police returned to a condo complex on Carman Drive after a resident said the homeless man they had reported earlier in the day was back in their gazebo. When officers confronted the man, he promised to leave the area.

2/27/19 7:52 a.m. A woman told dispatchers that one of her neighbors was videotaping her as she drove through the parking lot. In fact, she said, the camera operator was standing next to her and filming as she was calling 911, despite being asked to stop. Police decided no crime had been committed, though, and offered tips and advice for dealing with the situation in the future.

2/27/19 8:16 a.m. The moving company a woman had hired seemed shady, she told police, and she was worried that they might hold her belongings for ransom when they arrived at 9 a.m. That would be a civil issue, officers said, but they advised her to call back if the movers created a problem that required police intervention. Sure enough, the workers did demand more money before they would give the woman her things, but the dispute remained verbal and did not get physical, and police said there was nothing they could do about what amounted to a contract dispute.

2/27/19 4:04 p.m. A woman who was evicted for not paying her February rent told police that she can now pay for February and March and asked for advice about renters' rights. She was referred to the proper authorities.

2/28/19 9:26 a.m. A caller asked police to investigate the planting of laurel bushes around a public parking area near new houses on Spruce Street. The request was forwarded to the City's code enforcement officer to determine if any ordinances had been violated.


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