Crime Blotter

Wheel steal

A bicycle worth $460 was forcibly taken from a bike rack on campus at about 8:30 a.m. Oct. 20.

The same day, a bike worth $320 was forcibly taken about 10 a.m. from a campus rack.

A value of $763 was placed on a bicycle forcibly taken from a bike rack on campus at 7 a.m. Oct. 27.

Mugged and booked

An accusation of domestic violence in university housing resulted in Harrison K. Wanjiru, 30, being transported to the Multnomah County Detention Center. He allegedly hit and pushed the complainant. The incident occurred at 10 p.m. Oct. 25.

Morgan McPherson, 24, was lodged at the detention center Oct. 21 after being arrested at 4 a.m. for disorderly conduct at a university housing facility.

A variety of outstanding warrants led to the arrest and detention of Gary D. Vinsonhaler Jr., 36, at 1:30 a.m. Oct. 23. The warrants charge assault, theft, criminal mischief and failure to appear in court on various charges.

Failure to appear on a trespass charge earned James Morrison, 43, a trip to the detention center at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26.

Pilfered property

A burglar broke into a locked university housing facility about midnight Oct. 21 and stole items worth $300. A previous similar break-in in college housing had occurred, also about midnight, on Jan. 1, and a TV worth $300 had been stolen. The previous incident also was reported Oct. 21.

An office table top in a Cramer Hall location open to the public yielded two textbooks worth $145 to a thief about 8:15 a.m. Oct. 22.

A vehicle was broken into in the Ondine parking lot about 6 p.m. Oct. 19 and a car stereo was stolen. A rifle inside the vehicle was taken for safekeeping by Campus Public Safety. Possession of firearms on campus is forbidden.

Someone broke into a pickup truck in Parking Structure 3 about 7:45 a.m. Oct. 21. Personal property worth $645 was taken.

A locked office in Smith Memorial Student Union was entered after hours twice, once on Oct. 26 and again on Oct. 28. Textbooks valued at more than $288 were stolen. There was no sign of forced entry.


Multiple complaints of the odor of marijuana in student housing surfaced in October. One, of marijuana in a room and hallway, was reported at 10 p.m. Oct. 22.

Another such sniff was reported at 9 p.m. Oct. 23.

– Art Chenoweth