Crime Blotter

Phone gag

A female student resident on-campus complained she was receiving repeated harassing phone calls between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. The caller would ring her phone and hang up. The victim called the Campus Public Safety Office on Jan. 20 after a night of receiving the calls.

The phone calls were traced to an outside number. The victim recognized the number as that of a woman she knew. She subsequently personally confronted the perpetrator. The victim told campus officers the accused woman admitted the calls.

Warm fuzzies

The warm heater intake vent at the south end of Cramer Hall proved attractive to a homeless man on Jan. 20. Officers found him sleeping there at 6 a.m. They issued him a trespass and released him.

Track trauma

Campus Public Safety feared it had experienced its first accident of a Portland streetcar striking someone on campus but the reality proved less dramatic.

Officers received a report of a woman lying on the tracks in front of a streetcar. The incident occurred about noon on Jan. 25. Investigation showed the woman had collapsed on the track and was lying unconscious. She had not been struck by the streetcar.

The streetcar operator saw her and stopped briefly while an ambulance picked up the woman and transported her to a hospital.

Thieves Active

Leaving valuable property unattended continues to present attractive targets to thieves on campus. Even the offices of student government in the Smith Memorial Center basement were not immune from the fingers of thieves.

A wallet and contents were taken from an unattended book bag in the ASPSU offices at about 2 p.m. Jan. 24. A stolen debit card was used to buy Tri-Met bus passes before the owner was able to stop activity on the card.

A cell phone left on top of a desk in an office on the fourth floor of Smith Memorial Center was stolen about 5 p.m. Jan. 14. It was valued at $94.98.

An unattended laptop computer left in a conference room in the basement of Smith Center disappeared shortly before 5 p.m. Jan. 18. The value was $300.

An unattended backpack and contents worth $710 were removed from a table in Millar Library at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 17.

An unlocked classroom in the basement of the Fourth Avenue Building yielded a projector worth $5,680 to a thief. The projector had been left unattended. The theft occurred about 8:30 p.m. Jan. 22.

A theft of a flat bed trailer and off road go-cart was reported at an off-campus home, with the value not estimated. The theft occurred about midnight Jan. 18. It was the property of the PSU Mechanical Engineering department.