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Crime blotter

Valuables vanish

A backpack and contents valued at $315 were taken from outside an office on the first floor of Lincoln Hall about 10 a.m. Jan. 28.

Thieves broke a lock on the concession stand at Peter Stott Center and took a quantity of drink items from a cooler. The theft occurred Jan. 17 at an undetermined time.

An unattended backpack left outside the racquetball courts at Peter Stott Center disappeared about 8:30 p.m. Jan. 28. The owner valued pack and contents at $420.

A wallet and contents with a value of $55 were removed from a locker in the men’s locker room at Peter Stott Center about 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23. The owner reported the lock to the locker was missing.

The men’s locker room at Peter Stott Center also yielded up a wallet containing a debit card to a thief at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 29. The locker appeared locked, with no evident method of entry by the thief.

A loss of $632 in various properties occurred at about 8 p.m. Jan. 26, taken from an unlocked 2000 Ford parked at Southwest 18th Avenue and Clay Street. The owner listed the stolen items as a PSU parking permit, a sweatshirt and $2 in change.

A purse and contents left unattended outside a classroom in Lincoln Hall fell prey to a thief about 1 p.m. Jan. 26. The victim learned her credit card and cell phone has been used following the theft.

Value of the property was listed at $160.

Four different thefts occurred at the Ondine between Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. In two burglaries Jan. 31, one victim lost 55 CDs and five DVDs from a locked third floor apartment. The total value was $975 and the method of entry unknown.

A second burglary, like the first apparently committed about 6 p.m., involved 80 CDs. The value there was $1,200 and again the method of entry remained unknown.

Both burglaries on Feb. 1 occurred about 1:40 a.m. In one, the owner lost a laptop computer worth $2,000 from an unlocked third floor apartment. In the other, a CD player and camera valued at $500 disappeared, also from an unlocked apartment. CPSO officers are continuing to investigate the thefts.

A bicycle and lock valued at $389 disappeared from the bike rack at the Southwest Fifth Avenue side of West Hall. The lock had been forced.

The owner discovered the theft Feb. 1. The bike had been left at the rack unattended for three weeks.

An unlocked office on the third floor of Smith Memorial Center yielded a wallet and contents to a thief about 3:30 p.m. Jan. 29. The owner lost $35 worth of property.

Crash landing

A 1999 Mazda pickup truck sustained major damage when an unknown person rammed it into a parking column in the basement of Parking Structure 3. The truck was discovered abandoned with engine running about 7:15 a.m. Jan. 28.

The vehicle appeared stolen but no such theft had been reported.

Parking puzzle

Two female students each felt they were in the right when they contested for a parking space in Parking Structure 1 shortly before noon Jan. 29. They engaged in what was described as a verbal altercation, one accusing the other of sliding into a space she was about to occupy.

Both women appeared at Campus Public Safety to complain of the encounter. CPSO referred the disagreement to Student Affairs for consideration under the Student Conduct Code.

Drugs confessed

When arrested and transported to the county temporary booking facility on outstanding warrants, a suspect admitted to officers he had marijuana in his possession.

Robert A Creech, 38, was approached by officer in Parking Structure 2 at 10 p.m. Jan. 30. A warrant check showed charges for disorderly conduct and criminal trespass. At the booking facility he told officers he had a bag of marijuana in his jeans. For that, he incurred the additional charge of possession of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school.

Early encounter

At 1:15 a.m. officers observed a group of four persons who appeared to be juveniles in violation of curfew. They were standing at a bus stop at Southwest Fifth Avenue and Mill Street.

Investigation disclosed that Christopher P. Lockridge, 20, had marijuana in his possession. He was cited for possession of drugs within 1,000 feet of a school and released.

Two of the other persons were found to be of age. The fourth, a female, was determined to be a 15-year-old runaway. She was transported to Juvenile Detention Hall.

Guzzler grounded

Patrick Hamilton, 32, made the mistake of drinking beer shortly after midnight in the Park Blocks near Lincoln Hall, in violation of the after-hours restriction. Officers gave him the somewhat unusual park exclusion, rather than the more common trespass.

Under the park exclusion, Hamilton is barred from the Park Blocks for 30 days.

@italicbyline:–Art Chenoweth