Crime Blotter

One door shuts, another will appear,
That’s what the wise men say.
But shut the door on yourself, I fear,
Will muck up your whole darn day

Shades of Edgar Allen Poe and “The Premature Burial”
At about a quarter to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 3, a 12-year-old boy discovered an open locker on the third floor of Neuberger Hall.

The boy stepped inside the locker and pulled the door shut behind him. The combination lock snapped shut

The boy sounded the alarm and officers were summoned, but CPSO has no master key to locker combinations, according to Mike Soto, director of Campus Public Safety. They called the fire department and firefighters pried open the door to release the boy unharmed.

Soto said the boy was connected with people attending the Portland Chinese School.

Swiped swag
Someone broke into a suite of offices in the Education-Business Administration Building about 6:30 p.m. April 7 and stole items valued at $1,380.

A vehicle parked near the University Center Building was broken into about 9 a.m. April 1, with a loss of $280.

A locked bicycle worth $280 was stolen on campus about 1 p.m. April 1.

A complainant told officers he was possibly robbed on campus about 8 p.m. April 3. The incident was treated as information.

A vehicle in Parking 3 was broken into at 2:30 p.m. April 3, with a loss of $205. At 11 a.m. the same day, same place, a car was broken into and $100 loss was reported.

An unattended backpack was stolen from an open classroom in University Center Building about 5 p.m. April 6. The loss was $161.

A locked bicycle valued at $340 was stolen from a rack near Smith Center about 4 p.m. April 4.

A value of $90 was placed on a locked bicycle stolen near the Education-Business Administration Building at 10 p.m. April 5. A $460 locked bike was lifted from a rack at Lincoln Hall about 7:45 a.m. April 7.

A $520 loss was reported when a vehicle parked on campus was broken into about 8 p.m. April 6.

Residential Rumblings
A resident of university housing reported video equipment damaged at about 4:40 p.m. April 4. There was no estimate of damage.

Someone pulled another fire alarm in a university housing facility at 3:30 p.m. April 7.

Miscellaneous misdeeds
Officers are investigating possible domestic violence in Smith Center at about 9:30 a.m. April 6.