Crime Blotter

Hate crime

A woman tenant of Parkway apartments discovered her window broken by a rock which bore a sticker printed with anti-Semitic slurs.

The woman, who is not Jewish, had displayed an Israel flag in her first floor window in observance of Passover. She came home soon after noon March 29 to find the window broken and the rock, six inches in diameter, lying on the floor. It had been thrown from Southwest Market street and had made a large round hole in the window.

The sticker, a printed label, bore the address of an anti-Semitic Web site along with other racial affronts.

Lost connections

A volunteer employee in the athletics department faces a charge of more than $400 for using a department long distance calling card for personal calls.

The offenses occurred over a period beginning Nov. 1, 2001, and ending in February of this year. The employee, a female, had acquired the department’s long distance code while making phone calls for the department. She began using the code to make calls from her residence in student housing, a fact which eventually appeared on the department’s phone bill.

Her total fraudulent charges were $106, but university policy calls for a $2 charge per call for such unauthorized calls. This added up to a balance of $446.45 to be assessed to her student account.

Loot lifted

The practice of leaving valuables unattended continues to attract thievery on campus. Finals week and spring break found thievery especially active.

On March 13, property worth $910 was discovered missing from the hallway and Room 40 of Science Building 2. The theft was believed to have occurred sometime after Feb. 22.

Missing was a thermometer and a mini-camera, both unattended.

Thirteen bundles of copies of the Vanguard were taken from an unattended delivery cart on the south side of Smith Memorial Center about 8:15 a.m. March 15. The damaged copies were discovered in a nearby dumpster. Loss was set at $425.

An unattended wallet and zipper pouch disappeared from a third floor office in Cramer Hall about 12:30 p.m. March 20. Officers later recovered the wallet in the second floor men’s restroom in Smith Memorial Center. The loss totaled $121.

A wallet was taken from an unattended office on the third floor of Neuberger Hall at 1 p.m. March 27. An unknown man was seen in the office just prior to the theft. The loss was $55.

Cars cracked

The campus has been experiencing a rash of car break-ins in parking structures. Some of these have occurred in Parking Structure 3. This building lies on the edge of the campus and is currently experiencing some confusion due to new construction. In some cases, the vandal finds no property to steal.

One such break-in occurred March 12 on the eighth floor of Structure 1 about 12:45 a.m. The steering column and bracket were damaged on a 1997 Acura but nothing was taken.

Parking Structure 3 was the scene of vandalistic damage to a 2001 Toyota parked on the third floor. The incident occurred about 8:30 a.m. March 13. A sharp object or key was used to scratch the side of the vehicle.

A vehicle parked on the first floor of Parking Structure 3 gave up a backpack to a break-in shortly before noon March 15. The thief broke a right rear window to get the pack. Loss was estimated at $50.

A $250 loss occurred when a thief broke a window of a 1993 Toyota pickup truck parked in the West Hall parking lot. The owner lost a CD case with 20 CDs and a wallet in the crime, which occurred about 2:30 p.m. March 16.

A backpack was lost to thieves who broke a passenger side window on a 1991 BMW parked on the third floor of Parking Structure 3. The incident occurred about 4 a.m. March 22, with the loss valued at $230.

Parking Structure 3 was the scene of another theft about 8 p.m. March 20. Someone broke a passenger side rear window and absconded with two backpacks and some children’s books. The victimized car was a 1991 Mercury Sable parked in the basement. Value of the loss was listed at $60.

Two people were seen hastily exiting from a car parked in Parking Structure 1 about 5 p.m. March 22. The two ran off in opposite directions. The owner discovered the ignition had been damaged.

Someone backed into a car parked on the seventh floor of Parking Structure 1 about 5 p.m. March 18, then sped off after inflicting damage. The incident was classified as hit and run criminal mischief.

Blader bounced

Glenn Pounds, 20, was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear on a criminal mischief charge when he and seven other individuals were discovered illegally rollerblading. Officers found the eight jumping off the stairs of Science Building 2 soon after midnight March 16. Pounds was transported to the county temporary booking facility and the others were released.

Snooze suspended

Apparently oblivious to lunching students around him, Roger F. Denhard, 56, was sleeping on chairs in the Smith Center cafeteria when officers interrupted his repose. He was a familiar face to Campus Public Safety personnel. A warrant check revealed he was wanted for failure to appear on a criminal trespass charge.

Denhard was awakened at 11 a.m. March 18 and transported to the county temporary booking facility.

Domestic dispute

A man and his ex-wife exchanged slaps at Peter Stott Center at 10:30 a.m. March 17 but no charge was lodged or complaint filed. Portland police responded to the event, which occurred at a gymnastics meet at which the couple’s daughter had competed.

The father wanted to borrow the daughter’s medals to show to the girl’s stepmother, the birth mother objected and the wrangle ensued.

Panhandler hampered

Panhandling outside Smith Memorial Center proved an unlucky activity for James R. Williams, 37. A warrant check showed he was wanted for third degree robbery. He was transported to the county temporary booking facility. The incident occurred at 7 a.m. April 2.