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Jan. 23
Hit-and-run incident
Green parking lot

At 11:12 a.m., Officer Larry Lord of Public Safety was stopped by a student. The student said she witnessed a blue van hit another vehicle and then showed him the vehicles. Lord made contact with the owner of the blue van. The owner indicated that she had left insurance  information under the wiper blade of the other vehicle and went to class. Lord and the owner returned to the scene, and Lord collected contact and insurance information.

He also contacted the other owner, explained what happened, and notified her that the insurance information was available at Public Safety.

Jan. 23
Recovered stolen vehicle
Blue parking lot

At approximately 4:35 p.m., Officer Bryan Bagwell received a report of a recovered stolen vehicle.  Bagwell met the person reporting the recovery at a green Nissan Sentra. The front doors of the vehicle were open, the passenger window was broken out, and a rock was lying on the seat. The individual who made the report said the vehicle was registered to his father and had been stolen. He also said he broke the window to gain access. Bagwell ran the plates of the vehicle and discovered that the vehicle was not registered to the individual’s father and that it had not been reported stolen.

When the driver of the vehicle arrived, she said that she purchased it from a towing company in Woodburn and that her mother was the registered owner. Bagwell then contacted Marion County Sheriff Department. It was determined that the vehicle was reported stolen and recovered in 2012. The previous owner did not pay the towing companies fees. The vehicle was sold to cover the fees owed.

The deputy informed all parties that it was now a civil matter. He also said that because the individual who filed the original report broke a window to gain access, the new owner could press charges. The person who broke the window agreed to pay to for a replacement.


Bldg. 2 bus stop

At 9:20 a.m., Officer Dwayne Mitzel responded to a call on a Cherriot’s bus. A passenger had boarded the bus, did not have the fare, and refused to leave.  The driver called Marion County Sheriff Department to remove the passenger. Mitzel asked the passenger to vacate the bus, and the passenger complied. Cherriot’s security arrived to the scene and issued the passenger a 30-day exclusion. Chemeketa’s Public Safety officers instructed the individual to leave campus.

The individual returned to campus later the same day. When Mitzel made contact, the individual said he was going to Bldg. 2 to check on his financial aid payment. Mitzel issued a verbal trespass for the day and said that if the individual returned to campus, he would be taken in to custody and charged with criminal trespass. The individual left campus.

Jan. 27
Theft from a vehicle
Green parking lot

At 2:05 p.m., a student reported that one of his backpacks, with three textbooks and a notebook inside, had been stolen from his vehicle on the previous Thursday. The student arrived on campus at 8:30 a.m. and went to class.  When he returned at 3:30 p.m., the driver’s side doors were unlocked. He said that he initially did not know where to report the theft. Officer Tim Richardson advised the student to contact his insurance company.


Jan. 27
Bike rack Bldg. 2

At  3:40 p.m., a silver, 24-speed Giant hybrid bicycle with a black pastic fender and disconnected front brake was reported stolen. The bicycle had been secured with a chain and combo lock at 12:30 p.m. When the owner returned at 3:30 p.m., the bicycle was gone.


Jan 27.
Bldg. 9

A bicycle was reported stolen at 6:05 p.m. The bicycle had been secured with a chain and lock to the bike rack in the new quad at 9:45 a.m. When the owner returned 2:50 p.m. the bicycle, chain, and lock were gone. Officer Bob Den Herder advised the victim to report the theft to Marion County Sheriff Department.



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