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Crime blotter

Lost loot
Textbooks in a book bag with a combined value of $130 were taken by a thief from the basement of Millar Library at 5:30 p.m., May 14. The property had been left unattended.

While a victim studied in Neuberger Hall, a thief made off with a backpack valued at $33 at about 1:30 p.m. April 30.

Parkway Commons North in Smith Memorial Center was the scene of two thefts, one May 11 and the other May 18. Both occurred in the early morning, the first at 8 a.m., the second at 6:15 a.m. In both cases, the properties were left unattended.

In the first theft, the owner lost a purse, wallet, cash and a phone card with a total value of $130. The second involved a backpack and book worth $50.

Getting their kicks
Campus officers had to cope with kicks and other resistance from a 6-foot-3, 220-pound suspect they arrested shortly before noon May 15.

CPSO knew that Michael J. Lambert, 23, was wanted for parole violation on charges of forgery and assault. They also knew he had a record for resisting arrest. Officers recognized him on the first floor of Smith Memorial Center at 9 p.m. May 15 and approached him.

Lambert bolted to the second floor mezzanine where officers collared him but he broke away and ran to the third floor mezzanine. There they found him barricaded inside a women’s restroom stall. When he refused to come out, they sprayed the stall walls with pepper spray. This brought him out with hands raised.

As they tried to put him into a patrol car he kicked at officers and attempted to break his handcuffs. They double-cuffed him, deposited him in the car and gave him a ride to the county temporary booking facility.

Knuckling down
Officers arrested another parole violator, Christopher Bone, 30, at 11 p.m. May 15. Officers saw him looking over a fence west of the Peter Stott Center into a yard of grounds equipment.

At the same time a woman, evidently an associate of Bone, emerged from a stairwell of Stott Center. Officers questioned both. Bone offered two different identifications, the first coming from a stolen ID card. The woman told officers Bone had a knife in his backpack.

The officers found no knife but did find brass knuckles in a back pocket. He also had five key rings containing car keys. Bone told officers he used the brass knuckles to break into cars. The woman was not charged but Bone got a ride to jail. His warrants were for parole violation on a drug charge and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Warm reception
While sitting on the heater grate at the south side of Cramer Hall at 11 p.m. May 20, Gary D. Wood, 42, found his past overtaking him. A warrants check by officers showed Wood was wanted on a charge of contempt of court. He found himself escorted to the temporary booking facility.

Abrasive encounter
An unknown person or persons inflicted damage to vehicles owned by the State Department of Environmental Quality at about 11 a.m. May 20. Three vehicles showed damage from key scratches along the exterior sides. Two vehicles had flattened tires.

— Art Chenoweth