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Information for the public safety column comes from public records of the Lake Oswego Police Department.

ACCIDENTS

2/12 7:01 p.m. A post office truck hit a light pole near the 17600 block of Pacific Highway. No one was injured.

2/13 12:11 p.m. An accident was reported near Lee Street and Hemlock Street. An injury was reported.

2/13 6:49 p.m. An accident was reported near Pacific Highway and Glenmorrie Drive. No one was injured.

2/15 6:16 p.m. Between three and four cars were in an accident near Bangy Road and Kruse Way. No one was injured.

2/18 7:22 p.m. A vehicle slid on ice and hit another car near the 600 block of McVey Avenue. No one was injured.

THEFTS

2/17 10:57 a.m. Registration, a SNAP check, clothing and an iPad were stolen from an unlocked car near the 40 block of Spinosa.

2/18 8:24 a.m. A caller said she had a $17,000 check mailed to her that was never received, and cashed somewhere on the east coast.

2/18 12:45 p.m. Four bikes and other items were stolen from a storage unit.

FRAUD

2/12 11:26 a.m. A resident's information was used to file an unemployment claim.

2/12 1:42 p.m. A Portland man who used to live in Lake Oswego said someone took out a small business loan in his name.

2/13 8:19 p.m. A caller said her employer told her someone filed for unemployment using her name.

2/17 2:32 p.m. Forgery was reported.

2/18 12:31 p.m. A caller said someone filed taxes using their information.

MISC.

2/12 10:50 a.m. A resident received a call from someone asking if they still owned a Prius and believed the person was looking for catalytic converters to steal.

2/12 12:13 p.m. A caller said she's relocated with a domestic violence resource and was "terrified" of her landlord and ex. The landlord had texted her saying they wanted to pick her up and have her sign paperwork that she believed would allow her to be "kicked out" immediately.

2/12 3:30 p.m. A resident said they were sledding with their fiance in front of their house at an undisclosed location when a neighbor came outside and yelled at them to "stay the f*ck away" from his son.

2/12 4:09 p.m. A caller needed help after replacing the battery on her thermostat and losing the ability to change the settings so the heat would be on.

2/12 7:53 p.m. A resident said someone was throwing icicles at their house at an undisclosed location.

2/12 9:46 p.m. A caller believed they heard a gunshot near the 900 block of Cumberland Road.

2/12 10:46 p.m. A resident said her ex-husband took her car and hadn't returned it. She was worried because he wasn't answering his phone, but it turned out he was fine.

2/12 11:01 p.m. A man said he recently bought a house near the 18100 block of Pioneer Court and after his power went off and came back on, an alarm started going off. He didn't have a contract with an alarm company and couldn't get it to stop.

2/12 11:34 p.m. A caller said they heard an explosion near Twin Fir Road and Wembley Park Road.

2/13 10:50 a.m. A resident said they gave an elderly man a ride to New Seasons, and the market was closed. They worried because he wasn't dressed for the weather.

2/13 11:39 a.m. A "small, terrier-type dog" was seen running in the middle of the road near Boones Ferry Road and Kruse Way.

2/13 7:58 p.m. A caller said she saw what looked to be a mountain lion on a neighbor's front porch near the 13700 block of Provincial Hill Drive. It was a statue.

2/13 8:22 p.m. Kids were sledding near D Avenue and N State Street.

2/13 8:57 p.m. A suspicious looking vehicle pulled over and was "sitting there for a while" near the 3500 block of Lanewood Street. Then when someone took their dog out, they heard footsteps in a neighbor's yard.

2/13 9:57 p.m. A man was kicking a door and throwing water bottles at an undisclosed location When police arrived the people would not open their door and a woman said police needed a warrant to talk to her.

2/13 10:02 p.m. A caller said someone was trying to get in through their backdoor near the 15600 block of Boones Way.

2/13 10:04 p.m. College-aged kids were throwing snowballs and "making a lot of noise" near Pioneer Court and Bryant Road.

2/13 10:29 p.m. A caller said their neighbor's ex was getting out of prison, and the neighbor tried to put up cameras but fell off her ladder.

2/13 10:30 p.m. A caller said his ex jumped on him and "tried to claw his face off," while claiming he tried to beat her up. He said this was "in her head."

2/14 9:23 a.m. A resident said they heard secondhand that her daughter couldn't reach her.

2/14 10:22 a.m. A man said he found a tarp in a park near the 15500 block of Quarry Road and believed someone was camping there.

2/14 10:39 a.m. A caller said they were seeing a coyote "daily" and wanted information from the sheriff's office. They were told to call ODFW.

2/14 1:03 p.m. Police were asked to check on someone who apparently couldn't walk due to cancer and lost power. It turned out the person was fine and borrowing a generator to heat their house.

2/14 3:48 p.m. A caller asked for officers to check on their parents because they weren't answering their phones and may have lost power.

2/14 4:20 p.m. A resident was concerned about people who were still driving through a road where it wasn't taped off near Greentree Road and Fernwood Drive.

2/14 4:56 p.m. A caller asked for police to check on someone who lived alone and was a "shut in." The person was fine.

2/14 5:13 p.m. A caller asked for police to check on someone they hadn't heard from in four days.

2/14 5:29 p.m. A resident wanted police to check on people after calls went straight to voicemail.

2/14 5:28 p.m. A caller said their mom planned on heating her apartment with a kerosene lamp, but when police checked she said she was not going to do that.

2/14 7:30 p.m. A caller said a man was asking where 12 Dover Way was and walking around the street, and this seemed weird.

2/14 7:41 p.m. Someone who was "completely unhinged" was apparently yelling and stomping in his apartment after a neighbor dropped her pan. This was an ongoing issue apparently, and police found that the neighbor was upset about the caller smoking in her apartment.

2/14 8:06 p.m. A caller asked if police could check on her parents to see if they had enough firewood.

2/14 9:31 p.m. A resident said an elderly man was waving him down while he was driving near the 2400 block of Iron Mountain Boulevard.

2/15 8:19 a.m. A caller said their son sent an inappropriate picture and was being blackmailed.

2/15 9:15 a.m. A resident said their mom had fallen and was taken to the hospital the night before, and their dad was alone. Everything was fine when police arrived.

2/15 9:17 a.m. A caller was concerned about an elderly man who lived alone and had an alarm beeping at his home.

2/15 10:26 a.m. A resident said a neighbor was feeding lots of wild animals at night, which resulted in noise, at an undisclosed location. The caller was advised about the priority of calls amid a storm.

2/15 10:35 a.m. Police were asked to check on someone who couldn't be reached at an undisclosed location. The man was OK.

2/15 10:38 a.m. A resident said they got a call from someone who was in poor health and said they had no power. The person was OK.

2/15 12:07 p.m. Police did a welfare check on someone who was fine, but said she wanted a hot cup of coffee.

2/15 1:05 p.m. A caller said a tree was broken in front of her house, that she had no power and was cold and very upset. She wanted a ride to a friend's house near Washington Square, and was advised to call 211. She said she tried that and couldn't figure it out.

2/15 2:17 p.m. Someone was "very worked up" about a cook not wearing a mask at an undisclosed location.

2/15 3:45 p.m. Loud kids were reported to be sledding and damaging grass near the 100 block of Kerr Parkway.

2/15 3:54 p.m. A caller said her son stole medication and money from her purse and was hanging out in Tigard. The person later said her son told her he did not take the medication and it was in the house.

2/15 4:15 p.m. Graffiti was found on a water tower near Waluga Drive and Parkhill Street.

2/15 4:53 p.m. A caller wanted to complain about a towing company they believed to be "sketchy" after having issues getting their car back.

2/15 5:29 p.m. Someone who seemed lost or dazed was seen walking in traffic near Country Club Road and Wembley Park Road. It turned out they were walking home and fine.

2/15 5:31 p.m. A caller said "vagrants" were plugged into a building and stealing power near the 15700 block of Boones Ferry Road.

2/15 5:46 p.m. A caller was concerned about their mom who had a medical procedure recently and wasn't answering. She was OK and just had no power to charge her phone.

2/15 5:58 p.m. An older woman who seemed confused was seen near Country Club Road and Iron Mountain Boulevard.

2/15 6:19 p.m. A caller was concerned about a friend who texted "trapped in my apartment, no food, please send help." It turned out the person had neighbors helping with food and supplies.

2/15 6:40 p.m. A resident wanted police to knock on their mom's door and see if she was OK.

2/15 9:35 p.m. A caller said she heard multiple explosions near the 5000 block of Foothills Road and wasn't sure if transformers were blowing or something else.

2/15 11:46 p.m. A resident said they were hearing an alarm "somewhere in the area" near the 400 block of S State Street but couldn't tell what direction it was coming from.

2/17 5:20 a.m. A man "seemed to be having a hallucination" near Childs Road and Indian Springs Road.

2/17 9:30 a.m. A caller said a small child was running above their unit every day until 7 p.m. and they wanted to know the rules about that.

2/17 10:44 a.m. A resident needed help turning her heater off after her power turned back on.

2/17 12:03 p.m. Several skateboarders were at a parking lot near the 300 block of 1st Street.

2/17 12:27 p.m. A caller said their neighbor had no power, wasn't answering the door and had flooding in her yard at an undisclosed location. The neighbor was OK.

2/17 12:42 p.m. Mailboxes were broken into near the 300 block of Cervantes Circle.

2/17 2:37 p.m. A caller wanted to talk to an officer about a sexual assault that took place in southern Oregon. They were not the victim and wanted advice.

2/17 2:40 p.m. A resident was concerned about a van that was parked with its doors open and a child inside. They worried about the cold.

2/17 2:47 p.m. Someone had apparently been writing strange messages and putting things in mail slots, while also yelling into the mail slots, at an undisclosed location.

2/17 5:19 p.m. A caller was concerned about someone who lived alone and wasn't answering, possibly because they didn't have power.

2/17 5:46 p.m. A woman called police and said she had been told her power would be back on, so she returned to her home. But the power wasn't on and she worried about what to do that night.

2/17 6:37 p.m. A caller said someone was selling OxyContin in Lake Oswego, but they had "no idea" what the person's name or address was.

2/17 8:13 p.m. A resident said a neighbor was "creating some havok" upstairs and it was an ongoing situation.

2/17 10:10 p.m. A resident said her friend set up a generator for her and said it would only run for three hours, but she was worried about how loud it was and that people would complain.

2/18 1:38 a.m. A suspicious looking person was walking near S State Street and Ladd Street.

2/18 5:07 a.m. A suspicious looking vehicle was seen near the 17600 block of Woodhurst Place.

2/18 6:30 a.m. A caller asked if police could check on a friend who had been without power for a few days and was "really cold." She said she could use warm coffee or food and offered to pay for it.

2/18 1:24 p.m. A caller said their boyfriend was detoxing from Xanax and having a mental breakdown.

2/18 2:52 p.m. A suspicious looking vehicle was parked on the sidewalk near the 4300 block of Oakridge Road.

2/18 3:27 p.m. A caller said someone with a camera and mini-telescope was looking at cars and taking pictures near the 17700 block of Overlook Circle. When the caller's nephew confronted the person, they said they were "inspecting" but it was unclear what they were referring to.

2/18 5:00 p.m. Someone broke into a vehicle near the 200 block of N State Street.

2/18 5:23 p.m. An older man fell near Jefferson Parkway and Oswego Summit.

2/18 6:01 p.m. A caller said a dog barked and bared its teeth at her and her dog at an undisclosed location, and this had happened before.

2/18 6:41 p.m. A resident asked for police to check on their son, who they hadn't heard from in days. He was fine.


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