Crimeblotter

Sleepers roused
Mark A. Hathaway, 34, was cited for trespass and released after found sleeping on the third floor of Smith Memorial Center, in violation of a prior trespass. The incident occurred at about 8 a.m. Feb. 24.

Another sleeper, Jeffrey M. Schachel, 31, wound up in the hands of Portland police when it was learned he was wanted for failure to appear in court on an assault charge.

Schachel also was snoozing in Smith Center, in the basement. He was sleeping later than Hathaway and was contacted by campus officers at 9:10 a.m. on the same day, Feb. 24. Neither men is a student.

Taggers bagged
Portland police took custody of two males at 11:30 p.m. Feb. 24 on charges of tagging at Southwest Sixth Avenue and the I-405 exit ramp. The two were arrested by campus police at Southwest Broadway and Jackson Street.

Charged with criminal mischief and trespass were Erik P. Harbick, 18, and Ryan M. Brady, 19. Neither are students of PSU.

Camera copped
Feb. 24 proved a busy one for campus police. They received a report of a theft of camera equipment at about 1 p.m. that day.The loot included a digital camera, a memory card and case. They were taken from an office on the third floor of Shattuck hall. The camera had been left unattended, officers reported.

The owner valued the loss at $1,015

Demonstration quiet
At 9 p.m. Feb. 24, campus police were informed of a small demonstration at Peter Stott Center during the Nike Nite program in conjunction with a women’s basketball game.

No incidents occurred from the demonstration.

Bottle bash
Daniel S. Tracy, 20, a student, got a ride to jail from Portland police about 1 a.m. Feb. 27.

A witness saw beer bottles being thrown from an apartment window at the Ondine, the bottles hitting a car parked on Southwest College Street.

Tracy was cited for criminal mischief, reckless endangerment and minor in possession of intoxicants. Damage to the car was estimated at $300.

Backpack nipped
A backpack and contents left unattended on the third floor of Millar library were stolen about 1:30 p.m. Feb. 23. They were taken off a study desk.

The owner valued the loss at $360.

Midnight mistake
Shortly after midnight March 1, Werner J. Laufer, 40, picked the wrong neighborhood to be found with an open container of beer and a cocaine-filled syringe in his possession.

Campus officers contacted Laufer, a non-student, at Southwest Fifth Avenue and Hall Street with the beer and a syringe with drug residue. He was cited and released.

Another sleeper
Byron J. Sauer, 53, found it unlucky to sleep under a window on the northeast side of the Helen Gordon Child Development Center, especially in mid-morning.

When campus officers found Sauer, a non-student, snoozing there about 11 a.m. March 1, a warrant check showed he was wanted for failure to appear in court on a theft charge. Portland police escorted him to the Multnomah County Detention Center.

Club caper
A complete set of golf equipment, including clubs, a golf bag and shoes, was taken from a 1996 Subaru parked on the second floor of parking structure 3 about 10:30 a.m. Feb. 28.

There was no sign of forced entry. The missing equipment was valued at $1,500.

CDs snitched
A vehicle parked on the second floor of parking structure 3 lost five CDs to a thief about noon March 2.

The thief gained entrance by smashing a rear window on the passenger side. The owner valued the loss at $75.

Odd behavior
Campus police responded at 2:07 a.m. March 6 when they observed three individuals running past an unmarked patrol car to a truck at Southwest 12th Avenue and Mill Street.

A passenger in the truck threw a box of shotgun shells onto the ground. Portland police were called to check the truck but they found nothing illegal and permitted all the individuals to depart without incident.