Crime Blotter


A credit card is of little use

When the store declines to sell you the juice

It won’t do, either, to grab it and blow.

The campus law will soon have you in tow.

When a clerk at the Plaid Pantry declined to accept the credit card two males presented when attempting to buy a case of beer and cigarettes, they made off with the unpaid merchandise.

Officers caught up with the twosome at S.W. 11th and Montgomery, only a block away from the store. They were identified as Tzu-Yang Chin, 21, and Daniel S. Hong, age not given. Value of the stolen merchandise totaled a little less than $15.

Cutting edge

Making what may have appeared to be an effort to draw a knife from his back pocket earned a charge of menacing and a trip to the Multnomah County Detention Center for Oscar Taylor Jr., 45.

Officers contacted Taylor soon after midnight Oct. 10 when he was observed trying to gain entrance into Cramer Hall after hours. When asked for his ID, he reached into his back pocket as if to withdraw something.

Officers discovered the back pocket contained a knife. He was charged with menacing and also having an open container of alcohol.

Double trouble

John Herwick, 31, got off with a citation and release after being observed urinating on the west side sidewalk near the Ondine at 10 p.m. Oct. 9.

He had tools hanging around his waist, two of which were double-edge knives concealed inside a leather folder. He was cited for carrying concealed weapons, and the knives were seized as evidence.

Stolen stuff

Thefts continued to plague the campus as a victim reported a Palm Pilot stolen from an office in Smith Memorial Student Union about noon Oct. 10. The property had been left unattended and was valued at $550.

Another office theft of unattended property occurred, also in Smith Union, at about 12:45 p.m. Oct. 10. A wallet and phone were taken with a combined value of $80.

Volume reduced

Reports of a loud party in Montgomery Hall at 9:30 p.m. Oct. 11 brought officers to the fourth floor. The group escaped with a warning, and the incident was reported to the Student Conduct Code.