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Spitting at campus officers while in custody proved a bad tactic for Les Mettz, 50. He was approached by officers about 10:30 p.m. May 13 in the Park Blocks near Smith Memorial Center when he was reported to be masturbating.

While in custody, Mettz spat at officers. He was cited for public indecency and harassment. Portland police took him into custody.

Thefts continue

A laptop computer was taken from an office in the Ondine about 2 p.m. May 11, resulting in a loss valued at $300. The computer had been left unattended.A calculator valued at $50 was removed from an unattended backpack in an office at the Ondine about 2 p.m. May 14. Two males were seen in the area at the time of the theft but were not identified.

A purse containing $50 was taken from an office on the fourth floor of Smith Memorial Center at 12:30 p.m. May 14. It had been left unattended.

A wallet left unattended in an office on the fourth floor of Smith Memorial Center was relieved of $200 at 2:15 p.m. May 14. Witnesses saw two males in the area at the time but they were not identified.

A locked bicycle worth $80 was taken from the West Hall bicycle shed shortly after midnight May 14.

An unlocked vehicle in Parking Structure 3 yielded a backpack to thieves at 8:45 p.m. May 14.

Thieves nabbed a wallet from an unattended purse in a fifth floor office of the Urban Center at 10:45 a.m. May 15. A witness reported an unidentified male wandering in the area at about that time. The loss was $41.

A locked bicycle and tandem were taken from a bike rack outside Millar library at 3:20 p.m. May 19. The equipment was valued at $1,000.

Thieves broke a passenger side door lock to steal a CD player from a 1991 Acura parked in the PSU parking lot adjacent to the Advanced Technology Center about noon May 19. The value was $300.

A backpack left unattended in a lab in the basement of Neuberger Hall gave up a cell phone valued at $250 to a thief at 2:30 p.m. May 23.

An unattended laptop valued at $1,800 disappeared from an office cubicle in the University Center Building about 3:30 p.m. May 23.

The Extended Service Building was site of a checkbook and credit card theft of at about 10 a.m. May 24. Value was set at $20.

Two floor fans were removed from a room of Peter Stott Center on May 17. The fans were unattended.

Nap interrupted

Non-student Robert Burress, 21, was discovered sleeping in the fourth floor alcove of Cramer Hall at 1:30 a.m. May 16. He was cited for possession of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school and was released.

Angela Hildenbrand, 21, was observed using what was believed to be heroin at 11:15 p.m. May 22. A possession charge put her in the custody of Portland police.


Loud parties

Parties at the Ondine that got too loud proved the undoing of two students in the early morning of May 17.

The first student, Ryan Larue, 19, left a party shortly after midnight and on his way out of the building urinated in a stairwell.

He later was contacted by officers at another party about 3:15 a.m. in the same building. There officers also cited Ben Dick, 20.

Larue got citations for criminal mischief and minor in possession and consumption of alcohol. Dick was cited for minor in possession and also providing liquor to a minor and possession of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school. Both were released.


Chronic trespassers

Mark A. Hathaway, 35, added to his trespassing record when he was arrested inside the Blackstone apartments soon after midnight May 19. Stopped for loitering, Hathaway had two outstanding warrants for failure to appear in court on charges of criminal trespass. Portland police took custody.

Another loiterer, this time in Parking Structure 3, made the mistake of giving a false name to officers. William C. Young, 29, was questioned at 8:15 p.m. May 24. He proved to have an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court and was turned over to Portland police.


Relief denied

Urinating in public at Southwest Fourth Avenue and Harrison street earned an offensive littering citation for Bruce Carnine, 46.


Drug busts

Campus police discovered drug paraphernalia on the person of Michael J. Lamoureux, 24, when they approached him at Southwest Fifth Avenue and Mill Street at 1:05 a.m. May 21. He had an outstanding warrant for absconding and was turned over to Portland police.

Aaron L. Holmes, 33, encountered campus officers in the same area soon after midnight May 22. He was cited for possession of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school and released.


Park addict

Michael S. Burns, 52, didn’t want to leave the Park Blocks after they were closed. Approached at 1:15 a.m. May 21, he refused to stop for questioning. Officers finally caught up with him at Southwest Park Avenue and Clay Street and issued a park exclusion and trespass.


Jump starts

Jumping on cars and banging on windows at Southwest 10th Avenue and Mill Street earned citations plus a trip to jail for Jason M. Sweeney, 20.

The incident occurred at 8:30 p.m. May 22. Besides citations for disorderly conduct and attempted criminal mischief, Sweeney turned out to have a warrant. This put him into police custody.


Up for grabs

Non-student Travis L. Seals, 29, was collared by campus police after a victim complained he made unwanted physical contact in an encounter at Southwest Park Avenue and Mill Street. The incident occurred at 8:45 a.m. May 23. The victim immediately called campus officers. They approached Seals in the lobby of the Ione, cited him for harassment and released him.


Juvy joyriders

Six females minors under the age of 18 were discovered consuming alcohol in a borrowed vehicle in Parking Structure 1 at 11 p.m. May 25. The owner of the vehicle was called to pick up the car and the parents of the six juveniles were called to pick them up.

-Art Chenoweth