Crime Blotter

The campus seems quiet tonight.
The thieves try to stay out of sight
A stray dog on leash
The smell of hashish
It’s all so collegially tight

Naughty nabbers
Being seen trying to cut a lock off a bicycle near Lincoln Hall resulted in the arrest of Steven Litchfield, 55. He was cited and released for theft, possession of burglary tools and criminal mischief. The incident occurred about 11:20 p.m. Jan. 14.

A thief who broke into a vehicle in Parking 3 at about 8 a.m. Jan. 14 found nothing inside to steal for his trouble.

A previous loss of $3,200 worth of valuables after an auto break-in off campus was partially resolved with recovery of a laptop computer and camera. The incident occurred at about 5 p.m. Jan. 16.

Assorted incidents
A stray dog roaming the campus about 11 p.m. Jan. 18 resulted in capture and delivery of the dog to the Portland Police bureau for impound.

Someone cut into the vinyl hood of a vehicle in Parking 3 about 5:30 a.m. Jan. 21. There was no estimate of the dollar value of the criminal mischief.

Cave-dweller capers
What was believed to be the smell of marijuana in student housing turned out, upon investigation, to be burning incense. The odiferous incident occurred about 8 p.m. Jan. 16.

Earlier in the month, at about 10 p.m. Jan. 11, there was a complaint of marijuana burning in university housing. The information was referred to the Code of Student Conduct.

Rooming rumbles
For once a fire alarm at a university housing facility turned out to be the real thing. Burned toast was blamed for the alarm at 10 a.m. Jan. 12. The investigating officer noted that it was garlic toast.

A $330 bicycle was stolen at a university housing facility at 2 p.m. December 15. The means of access to the bicycle is unknown.

The aroma of marijuana brought officers to a university housing location at 8 p.m. Jan. 16. A liquor license violation sent the matter to the Code of Student Conduct office.

Mixed misbehaviors
Kevin Buller was cited and released for offensive littering on campus at about 2:15 a.m. Jan. 14.

Tires on a vehicle in Parking 1 were slashed about 6 p.m. Jan. 12. The ruined rubber was valued at $223.84.

Graffiti appeared on a mobile shelter at the business accelerator site off the central campus at 8 p.m. Jan. 14.

A musician is without an electric bass guitar worth $200. The unattended instrument went missing from Lincoln Hall about 9:30 p.m. Jan. 11.

An unattended backpack was stolen on campus about 6:30 p.m. Jan. 10. Property loss was $1,998.

Officers got a clue when a locked bicycle was stolen from a rack at 1914 S.W. Park Ave. near Shattuck Hall at 2:45 p.m. Jan. 11. An eyewitness reported viewing the theft.

Forced entry to a vehicle parked on campus resulted in a loss of $780 worth of items. The breakin occurred about 1:30 a.m. Jan. 13.

A value of $60 was placed on items stolen from a locked vehicle in Parking 2 some time Jan. 13.

Nothing was missing after a car in Parking 3 was broken into about 7:30 a.m. Jan. 14. The same day and location, a half hour late another car was broken into and nothing taken.

A vehicle parked off campus was broken into with a theft of property worth $3,200. The theft occurred about 5 p.m. Jan. 16.