This Week’s Crime Blotter

Cash gone

A wallet containing $250 in cash was taken from an office on the third floor of Neuberger Hall about 1:30 p.m. March 30.

Campus police reported the wallet was left unattended. It was recovered later in a men’s restroom with the cash gone.

Thirst expensive

Drinking in public outside the Fourth Avenue Building led to jail for Pablo J. Burgos, 39. Officers noted Burgos at 11:30 p.m. April 4. A warrant check showed Burgos was wanted for violation of a release agreement. He was transported to the Multnomah County Detention Center by Portland police.

Peeker pinched

After being observed peeking through an apartment window at the Parkway apartments at 12:30 a.m. April 4, Antoine A. Newton, 40, attempted to give campus officers a false name.

However, a warrants check showed this to be an alias. Newton had an outstanding warrant for parole violation on a burglary charge. In addition to incurring a criminal trespass charge, he was escorted to jail by Portland police on the parole violation.

Bucks bagged

The owner of a wallet lost $48 when said wallet was taken from beneath a jacket in a classroom on the second floor of the education-business administration building.

The theft occurred about 1:30 p.m. April 4. Campus police found the outside door to the classroom ajar.

Projector gone

A projector in an office in the basement of the Ondine was taken some time on March 15. The theft was not reported to campus public safety until April 4.

The owner listed no estimate of dollar value.

Sprayer strays

Daniel M. Cardenas, 21, made so much noise spraying graffiti inside the parking garage of the University Center building, he attracted the curiosity of witnesses and the attention of campus police.

The disruption occurred at 2 a.m. April 5. Responding to reports of a loud noise emanating from the parking garage, officers observed Cardenas crossing quickly behind a dumpster on the south side of the building and saw him tossing something inside the dumpster.

The officers discovered graffiti inside the parking garage and paint cans, all corresponding to the type and color of paint spray cans they determined belonged to Cardenas.

Similar graffiti was discovered on a bus stop shelter, a sidewalk and a phone booth on Southwest Sixth Avenue.

Cardenas was charged with criminal mischief and criminal trespass. Portland police took Cardenas into custody.

Gridder ill

A member of the Portland State football squad became ill at about 8:30 a.m. April 5 while performing wind sprints during football practice.

Peter Stott Center staff called fire bureau medical personnel and the athlete was transported by ambulance to Oregon Health Sciences University for evaluation. He was exhibiting symptoms of dehydration and overexertion.

Art Chenoweth