Crime Blotter

Burglar nabbed

Officers believe they have solved many of the recent vending machine break-ins with an arrest at 8 p.m. January 11. Chad T. Hallam, 38, was discovered breaking the lock off a vending machine in Cramer hall at that time. He was found in possession of burglar tools. Hallam went to the Multnomah County Detention Center for burglary, criminal trespass and possession of burglar tools.

On January 5 a Pepsi machine in Lincoln Hall was broken into about 10:15 p.m. but there was no accounting of money taken.

Another machine in the Portland Center for Advanced Technology was forced open and items valued at $4.50 taken some time January 10.

A machine in Neuberger hall was found damaged and money gone at 3:15 a.m. January 9.

Two vending machines were pried open in Science 2 at 12:30 p.m. January 11. There was no estimate of money or items missing.

Housing hijinks

At 3 p.m. January 6, residents of university housing complained of people in the facility smoking marijuana. Officers investigated and discovered the odor of incense, not pot.

Contrariwise, a report of smoking in a dorm room the same day ended with the discovery of a student smoking the real stuff. The incident occurred at about 9 p.m.

Two locks were discovered “super-glued” shut at 10:30 a.m. January 7 in a university housing facility.

Also on January 7, a subject was discovered throwing snowballs from the window of a residence. At about 5 p.m. the same day, people were throwing snowballs from an upper parking lot at people below.

A subject attempting to turn off a sprinkler valve in university housing was intercepted at 6 p.m. January 8 and had no ID showing.

All the above were referred for internal handling, if further action was indicated.

Miscreant Meanderings

Hebah R. Ibrahim, 27, was interviewed at 7:30 p.m. January 10 in Science 2 and was delivered with a stalking citation issued by the LaGrande police department.

Officers arrested Reece Crider. 33. at 3:46 a.m. January 10 and charged him with burglary of the financial aid office. He was lodged at Multnomah County Detention Center.

Stop shovin’

Officers responded to a complaint from Neuberger hall of people pushing in line about 3:45 p.m. January 12, the first day back after the snowstorm. At that time the main floor was crowded with students lined up at various windows.

–Art Chenoweth