Crime Blotter


When the library turned out the light

His plan was to sleep there all night.

But officers chose

To disturb his repose

And inform him he didn’t do right.

A male student who tried to grab a night’s sleep in Millar Library found himself interrupted by campus officers. Night watch people found the 26-year-old man bedded down for the night in a computer lab on the south side of the first floor at 1 a.m. Oct. 4. The library was closed.

He was asked to leave and refused, saying he had lost his keys and had nowhere to go. He also refused to show his student ID, as required by campus regulations. Officers eventually had to restrain him with handcuffs. They found his ID on his person. He apologized for resisting and was released. The case was referred to the Student Conduct Code for disposition.

Vanished valuables

A bicycle and lock worth $1,195 was taken from the bike rack near Peter Stott Center about noon Oct. 2.

The owner of a purse taken from a meeting room in Neuberger Hall got her purse back but not the $100 it had contained. An unidentified person turned the purse into lost and found.

The theft occurred about 1 p.m. Oct. 4. The purse had been left unattended.

The same day, at 5:15 p.m., a purse was taken from the Cascade Room in Smith Union where it had been left unattended. A debit card was used to buy a Tri-Met ticket.

The owner listed the loss at $55.

A backpack and purse left unattended in a north interior stairwell of Smith Union were taken about 4:20 p.m. Oct. 5.

Both items were recovered later in a fourth-floor women’s restroom minus $8 that had been in the purse.

Beer run

Wade Wills, 19, didn’t get far with the 12-pack of beer he grabbed from the Plaid Pantry on S.W. Mill. Wills made his escape while an accomplice distracted the clerk. The incident occurred at 3 a.m. Oct. 3.

The clerk speedily summoned campus officers with a description of the fugitive. Officers spotted Wills going south on S.W. Park. When he reached the Park Plaza apartments, they detained him in the lobby.

Wills got a citation for theft and another for minor in possession of alcohol. The caper earned him a ride to the Multnomah County Detention Center.

Aroma error

The odor of marijuana in the air near the Fourth Avenue Building motivated officers to approach Gregory Thomas-Christensen, 19, just after midnight Oct. 4.

He was found with a bag of the drug and also an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court on an unspecified charge. He was charged with drug possession within 1,000 feet of a school and transported to the detention center.

Pot spotted

Marijuana odor also resulted in a citation at the Urban Plaza at 10:30 p.m. Oct. 4. Officers observed two men sitting on a bench and one walking rapidly away north on S.W. Fifth.

They approach the walker, Andrew Mundt, 23, and asked him if he had marijuana in his possession. He answered yes. He had one bag out and one in his backpack. He was cited for drug possession within 1,000 feet of a school and released.

Parked illegally

Douglas Manning, 51. had secreted himself inside the construction area of Parking Structure 3 when officers approached him just after midnight Oct. 5.

He was carrying a bag, which had a handle Manning had fashioned out of tape that had been used to mark off the construction site. The bag contained three syringes, one of which contained residue resembling heroin, plus a crack pipe. He was cited for attempted drug possession and released.