Crime blotter

Grab and go
Thefts continue to present a problem at Portland State University. Frequently, the stolen property has been left unattended.

During the noon hour Sept. 27, a thief removed the lock from a locker in the men’s locker room at Peter Stott Center and took a wallet. The wallet contained credit cards and identification but no cash. The owner valued the loss at $10.

A credit card from a purse taken from a storage area in the Cascade room of Smith Center was used illegally before the owner could stop the charge.

The theft occurred about 10 a.m. Sept. 29. The purse and contents were valued at $100. A second purse was removed at the same time but no value of that property was listed.

A wallet and cash with a total value of $25 were taken from an office in Neuberger Hall about 12:30 p.m. Oct. 2. The victim said she had put her purse under her desk while away. She returned to find the purse still there but the wallet missing.

Some time on Oct. 3, a thief stole an overhead projector valued at $350 from a room in Shattuck Hall. The projector had been secured to a table by a cable but the cable was ripped loose.

Drugs destroyed
Two men were arrested the night of Sept. 27 in Parking Structure 3 and charged with criminal trespass and possession of a controlled substance.

While officers were patrolling the area, they saw the two walking through the structure and stopped them on the fourth floor. They asked Clinton R. King, 30, if he had any drugs or sharp objects. King permitted the officers to search him.

They found a glass pipe containing a small amount of marijuana. At this point, Jacob B. Barola, 26, also revealed he possessed a drug pipe. Neither had a vehicle parked in the structure and their presence there constituted a violation of the “no trespassing” rule in all university parking garages.

The two were arrested and the drugs destroyed.

Odor detected
The night of Sept. 28, officers were called to the Ondine residences by an individual who complained the smell of marijuana was filling the hall.

Tracking the odor down, officers confronted a female tenant who said she had been burning incense. They noted her eyes showed symptoms consistent with marijuana use.

At this point, she turned two pipes over to the officers. The case was referred to Student Conduct.

Driven to drink
At 3 a.m. Sept. 29, campus officers saw a car pull over to the curb adjacent to the Parkway apartments at Southwest Park avenue and Market street. The driver exited, holding a bottle of beer.

When he saw officers approaching he ducked out of sight alongside the car. Told to stand up, he did so, no longer holding the bottle.

Officers saw a large puddle of beer on the ground near the man and smelled alcohol on his breath. They discovered a carton of Corona beer in the back seat. Four persons were in the car. Two of them, a male and female, were minors. The minors indicated they had been provided with the beer.

This resulted in the arrest of Anuar J. Lopez-Sanchez, 23, on a charge of furnishing liquor to a minor.

Relief interrupted
A man was released with a verbal trespass order at 12:30 a.m. Sept. 29, when campus officers found him urinating in the bushes near Peter Stott Center.

Asked about a small pouch he was carrying, the man admitted having a marijuana pipe and a tin containing the drug. The paraphernalia was destroyed.

Sky falling
A woman driving a 1994 Ford Probe pickup truck had to duck quickly when water balloons fell on her windshield, shattering it.

The incident occurred about midnight Sept. 30. The woman was parking the truck in the Ondine parking lot when the missiles flew down from an upper floor of the structure. Officers were unable to trace the source of the fallout.

Habitual snoozer
Officers encountered a familiar face when they found Duane L. Jensen, 45, asleep in a studio in Lincoln Hall.

Officers interrupted Jensen’s nap at 11 a.m., Oct. 1. He was recognized from a previous encounter and was arrested on a charge of criminal trespass. He had previously been banned from the campus.

Drug dreams
Two persons found sleeping in a no trespassing area at 4 a.m. Oct. 2, received a trip to the Multnomah County Detention Center on drug possession charges.

Arrested were Christian W. Eubanks, 31, and Crystal Moore, 19. Bicycle officers discovered the pair sleeping at the corner of Southwest Jackson Street and Broadway.

Eubanks told officers he had an outstanding warrant but a warrant check showed he did not. However, he had a history of drug charges.

Given permission to search the pair’s backpacks, officers found small baggies containing a brown crystalline substance believed to be methamphetamine in Eubanks’ pack. Moore indicated she also had a meth pipe and baggies.

Campus officers transported the two to jail. It has been only recently that campus officers have had authorization to transport prisoners to the Multnomah County Detention Center. Previously, they had to call on Portland police to do the transporting.

Sculpture destroyed
A modern art sculpture in the Park Blocks near Millar library was knocked over and shattered some time between Oct. 1 and 2. Campus public safety discovered the vandalism at 4 a.m.

October 2. No suspect has been identified.

Calls unwelcome
A female student who became acquainted with a male in Millar library found herself harassed by unwanted phone calls.

On Oct. 2, she told officers the individual had called her repeatedly three nights in a row, making suggestive sexual remarks. She asked him to cease and he did not.

Rather than pursue charges, the woman elected to change her phone number.