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Crime Blotter

Lifted loot

A backpack was taken from the fifth floor of Millar Library at 4:10 p.m. Feb. 21. The owner valued the loss at $15. The pack was unattended.

Another backpack theft occurred at about 10 p.m. Feb. 23, from a 1988 Subaru parked in the basement of Parking Structure 3.

Ten CDs and two textbooks also were taken. The thief gained entrance through a damaged passenger side rear window. The total loss was set at $310.

A third theft involving a backpack yielded $85 on Feb. 25.

The incident occurred at about 11:45 p.m. on the second floor of Millar Library. A wallet lying unattended on the backpack was taken.

An unattended bicycle in the basement of the King Albert apartments yielded a seat and tire to a thief some time on Feb. 16. The owner did not set a value on the loss of the unattended property.

The same day the above loss was reported, Feb. 21, the loss of a bicycle was reported from the same basement location. The lock and cable were damaged by the thief. In this case, the owner valued the loss at $380.

A PSU Extended Studies Saturday Academy class at the Oregon Graduate Center Jan. 25 was curtailed when it was discovered that a $8,500 computer projector has been stolen. The property was owned by OGI. There was no sign of a forced entry.

A loss of $1,000 to a thief was sustained Feb 22 by the owner of 300 CDs and a camera and lens. The articles were taken from a Toyota Tercel parked on the second floor of Parking Structure 3.

Phony phoners

A resident of a College Housing Northwest apartment reported meaningless telephone harassment calls which were forcing him to ask for a change of phone number.

The recipient told officers the callers were children. The persistent calls came in the late night and early morning. The calls dated back to Feb. 1 and the recipient decided he had had enough by Feb 22.

Intruder intercepted

Officers recognized Jonathan Messinger, 51, as a person who had been previously trespassed from the campus.

They encountered him at 10 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Urban Center Plaza and found he had an outstanding warrant for criminal trespass. Campus officers escorted him to the county’s temporary booking facility.