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Former Portland Trailblazer Charged With Sexual Assault

LAKE OSWEGO – On April 9, 2024, 31-year-old Ben McLemore was arrested at the Portland International Airport on an outstanding felony warrant for the following charges:

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Former Lake Oswego Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charge Related to Official Misconduct

LAKE OSWEGO – On March 19, 2024, the Lake Oswego Police Department was informed that the Clackamas County District Attorney’s Office has charged former Lake Oswego Police Department Officer Michael Svoboda with Official Misconduct in the Second Degree (ORS 162.405) based on incidents that are reported to have occurred while he was on duty. Svoboda ultimately entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to 12 months of Bench Probation, 40 hours of community service work, and revocation of his police certification.

ORS 162.405 – Official Misconduct in the second-degree states:

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Lake Oswego Man Indicted After Drugging Girls at a Sleepover

LAKE OSWEGO –On Saturday, August 26, 2023, Lake Oswego police were notified that three 12-year-old girls were being treated at Randall Children’s Hospital after reporting they had been exposed to an unknown prescription drug while at a sleepover at a friend’s home in Lake Oswego. Detectives investigated the incident and determined that 57-year-old Michael Meyden of Lake Oswego, who was the host of the sleepover, was responsible for the drugs detected in the girls’ bloodstreams.

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Case #24-1149 Can You ID Me?

Case Number: 24-1149
Crime: Theft
Location: glassybaby, 390 N. State St., Lake Oswego
Date/Time: 2/18/2024 - 10:50 a.m. 

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Police Make Additional Arrest In Human Trafficking Case

LAKE OSWEGO – In July of 2023 Lake Oswego Police detectives discovered an illicit massage business in Lake Oswego, operating under the name of Flora Spa. During the course of their investigation, detectives learned the spa and several people involved in the operation of the business were involved in a multi-jurisdictional trafficking operation, with suspects in multiple states. They executed multiple search warrants and arrested two suspects related to this case on Wednesday, January 31, 2024.

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Police Investigate Homicide in Lake Oswego Home

LAKE OSWEGO – On Friday, February 2, 2024, at 8:40 A.M., Lake Oswego Police responded to a welfare check in the 17,000 block of Mardee Avenue. During that investigation, officers discovered a deceased 78-year-old female who appeared to have been the victim of a homicide. Officers arrested the victim’s 52-year-old son, Chad Brix at the scene and there is no threat to the public.

This case is still under investigation and no further information is available at this time.

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