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Public Safety: October 2016

Oct. 12

10:51 a.m. – Caller reported squatters on 3rd St., between Maple and The Depot. They were in a motorhome and a beat-up van. An officer contacted the same people from the River Center yesterday. They were advised of the complaint and will be moving.

10:51 a.m. – Caller reported squatters on 3rd St., between Maple and The Depot. They were in a motorhome and a beat-up van. An officer contacted the same people from the River Center yesterday. They were advised of the complaint and will be moving.

Oct. 11

8:35 a.m. – There was a theft from a vehicle in the 300 block of Sand Ridge Ct. The vehicle was entered sometime overnight. A black medium-sized Carhart bag with an Albany & Eastern Railroad and a yellow work coat were missing.

9:57 a.m. – A homeless man was sleeping on the bench in front of the school in the 700 block of S. Main St. He had been there for three days. An officer contacted the man. The caller was advised that as long as the bench the man was on is city-owned and is on the sidewalk, he cannot be legally removed.

3:32 p.m. – A blue 1993 Honda Prelude was stolen from the 300 block of Sand Ridge Ct.

4:34 p.m. – The back sliding door of a residence in the 800 block of W. D St. was shattered. It was unknown if there was any damage inside or if items were missing. The owner estimated the damage is $2,000.

9:34 p.m. – People were blocking the alleyway behind the Crossfit gym. It appeared they were taking parts off the vehicles. An officer made contact and discovered they were jump starting a vehicle. The alleyway was cleared.

Oct. 10

12:27 p.m. – A home builder flagged down an officer near W. Joy St and S. 5th Street to request extra patrol because items are being stolen at night.

2:07 p.m. – A green 1995 Pontiac Trans Am was stolen from the Wal-Mart parking lot. Backpack, clothes and tools were also taken.

4:58 a.m. – A bike was taken from the porch at 42 Market St. It was not locked up. The value of the Red Hardrock Mountain 12-speed mountain bike is $800.

Oct. 9

5:44 a.m. – A vehicle was broken into sometime since 8 p.m. the night before in the 400 block of Tangent St. $300 worth of various CDs in a black case were taken from the dash, along with hunting knives, a mag loaded with Federal .45. Caller just wanted it to be documented, due to knives and ammunition taken.

Oct. 5

1:17 a.m. – A 21-year-old man overdosed on Xanax and alcohol. Medics were dispatched.

9:13 a.m. – A woman sitting in the road on 34 between 13th and Tucker. She appeared to have blood or paint on her. Officers spoke with the woman, who had red lipstick on her forehead. She told officers she was headed toward Salem, then Georgia; however, she heard about the free food from local organizations so decided to come to Lebanon for a pit stop.

9:21 a.m. – Caller had a virus on her computer that alerted her to contact a company and have her computer repaired. She paid the company $249.99. She realized it was a scam when she got the same alert one month later. Wells Fargo reimbursed the money. An officer called the number of the fraudulent company but no one answered.

9:40 a.m. – Caller said a chihuahua and Labrador are roaming the area in the 2700 block of S. Main Rd.

11:27 a.m. – Transients that live in the shed in the 2000 block of S. Santiam Hwy. were screaming and yelling. One of the people was leaving the area when officers arrived.

2:05 p.m. – Two males in their 20s were waiting in the principal’s office for contact. They were wrestling in the school yard at Lebanon High School.

Oct. 4

3:58 p.m. – A man knocked on the door of a resident in the 200 block of E. Isabella St. and left a smashed pumpkin. The caller did not want officer contact, just to check the area for the man. He was in his 20s and wearing a Criss Cross orange, black and yellow sweater. Apparently, the man yelled at the caller that three girls threw the pumpkin at his house and then he saw them run into the caller’s house. He left a piece of the pumpkin on the caller’s porch and was angry when he left. Officers could not find anyone matching that description or a house with pumpkin smashed on it.

11:53 p.m. – People were yelling and screaming at each other over a bedroom light not being turned off in the 900 block of Walker Rd. They had calmed down prior to officers arriving and said they would stay calm. Nothing physical, only verbal.

Oct. 3

10:03 a.m. – A mountain bike, repainted black, was found in the 3200 block of Burdell Blvd. It was entered into LEDS as recovered property.

10:35 a.m. – There was transient activity and items behind the UPS Store.

10:52 a.m. – An officer found two transient camps in the 1000 block of Mountain River Dr. An officer cleared the area of old clothing.

5:41 p.m. – Two chihuahuas were running at large near S. Grove and E. Oak Sts. One was wearing a pink vest. Officers were unable to locate.

7:43 p.m. – Caller’s 17-year-old son came home intoxicated. He did appear to be under the influence of something but would not admit to using anything. There was no odor of alcohol or marijuana. He appeared lethargic with bloodshot eyes and had trouble balancing and was slurring his words. He was admonished to make better choices and parents were advised.

Oct. 2

3:32 p.m. – A resident in the 3000 block of Oak Terrace Dr. found a unknown man, approximately 18 to 25 years old, sitting in his garage. Officers contacted the resident and counseled him on his options.

Oct. 1

11:35 a.m. – Caller said her husband’s vehicle was shot while driving past the Justice Center. The vehicle had damage to the right passenger side. An officer responded. The damage was caused by a rock and was not conducive to damage with a pellet gun. The caller agreed with the assessment.

Sept. 30

8:22 a.m. – A caller reported vandalism to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. It is an ongoing problem. Caller requested more patrol during the day and night as time allows.

9:46 a.m. – A resident in the 100 block of W. Cedar Dr. said an older man on a bike was in her backyard. She told an officer that minutes earlier, her front door was open and her dog might have attacked the man. She was concerned for her and his safety. An officer contacted the man who said he was homeless and collecting cans. He was counseled on looking in garages without asking first. He said he understood and would leave the area. He was given information about Lebanon Helping Hands.

Sept. 29

9:36 a.m. – Sometime between 2 and 9 p.m. yesterday, the stereo and wheels were removed from a vehicle in the 100 block of S. Main St. An officer found the stereo at 184 Main St and advised resident. Lug nuts for the wheels were on the ground outside the residence.

9:49 a.m. – The windows were broken out of a vacant house in the 1100 block S. Grove St. and it appeared someone had been staying inside. Residence was entered about six weeks ago by an unknown subject, possibly before the caller took ownership. It appeared someone had been staying in the garden shed as well. The caller was counseled on security measures.

1:10 p.m. – A patrol officer found an illegal campsite and gave the campers written notice to remove their items by Oct. 4

5:29 p.m. – A report of a swastika and “KKK” etched into a slide at 200 S. 5th St. was received through MYPD APP. An email was sent to public works.
Sept. 28

12:13 a.m. – A man pulled trash out of a dumpster at 53 E. Sherman St. and was being very noisy while he was going through it on the ground. Officers contacted the man, who admitted to going through the dumpster. He was counseled on the noise complaint.

6:14 a.m. – A gun was confirmed as stolen during a pawn processing at Rangemaster Gunworks.

3:58 p.m. – A caller said juveniles have been damaging items on her back patio in the 600 block of S. 12th St. She did not wish to press charges. Officers gave her several options and she said she would call back if the problem continues.

Sept. 27

12:24 a.m. – An older male and younger male were digging through trash in the 1600 block of S. 9th St. When the caller asked them to leave, they went across the street to go through another trash can. Officers were unable to locate.

8:05 a.m. – A man took a wheelchair from Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital. The wheelchair is wide and marked as LCH property. A report for second-degree theft was taken.

8:42 a.m. – Caller said he gave his Facebook password to a girlfriend he has since split up with. He noticed inappropriate messages were being sent from his account. He was assisted in changing the password of his Facebook account.

10 a.m. – Tall weeds in the 2400 block of S 7th St. The lot is .92 acre and there was some evidence of homeless activity in the recent past.

11:33 a.m. – Students were involved in a fight at Seven Oak Middle School. One student followed another and engaged in a fight with him. Parents would like to pursue charges against the aggressors. The primary aggressor is 11 years old, the secondary is 12 years old. A report was taken.

11:58 a.m. – Officers were out with a juvenile who was riding by, gesturing at Seven Oak Middle School. The juvenile was counseled.

12:08 p.m. – A caller was concerned about a man waving a machete around in the Ralston Park gazebo. Officers strongly counseled him to discontinue this behavior.

1:30 p.m. – A parent of a Seven Oak Middle School student requested the school resource officer talk to her daughter regarding slapping another student in the face. The student was contacted, counseled and encouraged to strive for her goals. The other parent did not want to pursue charges.

8:10 p.m. – A caller in the 400 block of E St. was concerned that a neighbor might be in danger because they were flashing their back porch light to signal “SOS.” Officers made contact with parents whose 5-year-old child was playing with the light switch.

Sept. 25

8:15 a.m. – A man dressed all in black was hiding in the bushes near S. 7th and Kees streets and contacting some of the students walking to Cascades School. Officers were unable to locate the man. There appeared to be trails in the bushes. Extra patrol was requested.

1:42 p.m. – Caller wanted a man trespassed from Safeway for trying to pass a fraudulent $20 bill. The man was in his mid-30s, medium build, brown wavy short hair. He was seen on a white bike wearing a blue football jersey with “Urlacher 54” on it. Officers were unable to locate the suspect, he was gone when they arrived.

Sept. 24

11:05 a.m. – A man was in the backyard of a house in the 1000 block of Hiatt St. digging through the trash. The caller’s neighbor had given the man permission to take cans from their property, the man was not on the caller’s property, but very close to it.

3:54 p.m. – Caller said there were three syringes on the road next to the sidewalk in the 700 block of Morton St. The needles were disposed of.

5:40 p.m. – Caller reported a theft from Jack’s Market. The suspect was on camera concealing and not paying $2.89 for Kikkoman soy sauce, but paid for other items. The caller said the suspect is a regular customer, unknown to the officer. Caller wants to press charges for third-degree theft and have the person trespassed.

10:55 p.m. – Caller complained of loud race cars at the speedway, in the 3000 block of Lupine St. An officer responded and it was quiet upon his arrival. Due to other calls for service, the officer was unable to stay in the area for a longer period of time.

Sept. 23

1:57 a.m. – Two people with flashlights appeared to be prying and banging on the windows of Dutch Bros. An officer contacted two people who admitted they were just at the location with flashlights looking for cans.

8:24 a.m. – Officers were out with a woman who was sleeping on the side of the UPS Store building. She was advised she was not allowed to sleep there and she moved on.

1:48 p.m. – Officers were at River Park with people who are homeless to give survey.

2:12 p.m. – Caller wanted to speak with an officer regarding transients at the old Ford building. He thinks they are getting into the shed on the property. The building was secure.

Sept. 22

8:57 a.m. – Caller requested extra patrol in the morning hours between 7:30 and 7:50 a.m. at the bus stop at W. Ash St. and S. 7th St. It is a bus stop for middle and high school students. Caller said they are unruly and throwing apples at vehicles, etc.

9:11 a.m. – Caller said his truck was tagged during the night with an A and the number 20, 1400 block of S. 12th St. He just wanted it to be documented. He was able to rub the paint off.

9:48 a.m. – Caller witnessed a large black chicken with feathered legs crowing at a location in the 1000 block of S. 12th St. The crowing had become more frequent and louder the last couple of days. Two roosters had been removed from the location previously.

3:32 p.m. – Caller received a check from Publisher’s Clearing House and was aware it was a scam. A man also called him. LPD officer suggested the man notify the FBI of the scam.

11:23 p.m. – Caller requested a ride home from the emergency room because he was too weak to walk. An officer said LPD did not have the resources at the time and to check with the hospital to see if they could provide him some assistance.