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HILLSDALE

April 24, 4:27 p.m.: An employee of the Burlingame Fred Meyer, 7555 SW Barbur Blvd., reported the theft of a backpack from the employee-only area of the store. The backpack belonged to a vendor who had been working in the store. Using video surveillance, loss preven- tion identified an employee as a suspect. An officer then went and interviewed the employee at his home, and was able to recover some of the items that had been in the backpack when it was stolen, returning almost all the property to the victim except for an iPhone and cash. The officer arrested the employee, identified as 18-year-old Jacob Moxley of Southwest Portland, on charges of theft in the first degree, and lodged him at Multnomah County Jail.

April 25, 6:13 P.M.: Police were called to the intersec- tion of Southwest Capitol Highway and Southwest Ver- mont Street regarding a bicyclist verse car crash. When officers arrived they found that a pickup truck had pulled into the path of a bicyclist, who had been driving on Capitol Highway at the time, and crashed into the windshield of the pickup, causing minor injuries. The operator of the pickup was issued a citation for failing to yield the right of way and was determined to be at fault for the crash. The bicyclist did not go to the hospital, but was checked by paramedics.

May 3, 10:14 a.m.: At an apartment complex located at 6220 SW Capitol Highway, a man called the police to report that somebody had stolen two mountain bikes from the complex’s secured storage area. The first bike is described as a red and black Giant brand mountain bike. The second bike is described as a black and blue woman’s mountain bike with fenders and a luggage rack. The victim believes the theft occurred between April 29 and May 1. On May 15, another man called the police from the same address to report that his bike had been stolen as well. The second person had received an email from apartment management about the break-ins to the storage unit, and when he went to check, he saw that his bike had been stolen as well. It is described as a red road bike.

May 6, 6:29 p.m.: At the Burlingame Fred Meyer Chase Bank branch, 7555 SW Barbur Blvd., an employee called the police to report a male subject inside the bank branch attempting to withdraw $5,000 in cash using a fake ID. The fraudulent California driver’s license indicated the person was 55 years old, however the man presenting the ID was in his late-20s. He was also very nervous. The man fled before police arrived. He is described as a 5-foot-8-inch white male in his late 20s, weighing 140 pounds, with a patchy beard and collar- length brown hair. He was last seen wearing a dark blue button-up dress shirt, black slacks and black dress shoes. He had already been to a Chase Bank branch in Lake Oswego, where he presented the same driver’s license and was allowed to withdraw $7,000. The officer was unable to locate him when he arrived in the area.

May 10, 8:41 p.m.: In the 8300 block of Southwest 21st Avenue, a woman called the police to report that a man was harassing her. She reported that the man, whom she didn’t know really well, showed up and started pounding on her door to the point that the hinge broke. He is described as either Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 39-years-old, with a mullet and a long rattail. She knew him by two different names and was not sure if either was his real name. The officer was not able to locate the man under either of the names given.

Statistics this month:

Calls for service: 222

Police reports: 33

Burglaries: 4

Car prowls: 4

Crashes: 11

Domestic violence: 2

Traffic stops: 61

MULTNOMAH

April 23, 9:03 a.m.: In the 3100 block of Southwest Car- son Street, a man called the police to report that his garage had been burglarized. Sometime between April 15 and April 23, an unknown person had broken into the garage and stolen the victim’s scuba diving equipment. There are no suspects in this case.

April 27, 12:27 a.m.: At the Capitol Hill Motel, 9110 SW Barbur Blvd., an officer on routine patrol of the motel determined that one of the occupants had a warrant for his arrest. They contacted 60-year-old Tim Morin, who had a warrant for his arrest for failing to appear on a charge of DUII in Multnomah County Court. They took the man into custody and he was lodged at Multnomah County Jail.

April 30, 12:23 p.m.: A man called the police to the Burl- ingame Fred Meyer, 7555 SW Barbur Blvd., to report that a woman was having difficulty driving her car, had backed into a light pole and appeared to be out of it. When the officers arrived they found the woman as reported and determined that she was intoxicated. Given her level of intoxication she was transported to the Oregon Health & Science University Hospital. Portland Police traffic officers conducted the DUI investigation at the hospital and they issued one citation each for DUII and reckless driving to 45-year-old Heather Devine of Southwest Portland.

May 4, 10:34 p.m.: Officers were called to Southwest Spring Garden Road and Southwest 24th Avenue on a report of a man waiting in front of the apartment door of a resident who did not want to speak with him. When they arrived they determined that the man, 28-year-old Ruendy Gutierrez, had a parole violation warrant from Washington County on an original charge of possessing drugs. They took him into custody and took him to Multnomah County Jail.

May 10, 1:04 a.m.: Officers were called to 3017 SW Mult- nomah Blvd., Jimmy’s Bar and Grill, where a woman had called to report that while inside the bar some- body had stolen her purse with her car keys in it. They proceeded to also steal her car as well, which is a 1998 silver Mercury Mystique. The car was later recovered on May 11 at 6:59 p.m. at 9110 SW Barbur Blvd., behind the Capitol Hill Motel, on a deadend of Southwest 30th Avenue. However, the victim’s purse and car keys were nowhere to be found.

May 17, 6:18 p.m.: An employee of the Capitol Hill Motel, 9110 SW Barbur Blvd., called to report that a guest had been behaving disruptively at the motel. He left the motel and officers found him at the Cricket Wireless store located at 9063 SW Barbur Blvd. The officers returned him to the motel, stood by while the manager evicted him, and ended up taking him into custody. He is identified as 61-year-old Homer Woods, believed to be a transient.

May 19, 9:25 p.m.: An employee of the Aladdin Inn, 8905 SW 30th Ave., called the police to report that one of the customers was in the lobby being belligerent and smoking. He was also carrying his laptop blaring his music. When the subject was told to leave the prop- erty, the man told him, “No, this is a free country.” Because he refused to leave, officers took him into custody on a charge of trespass in the second degree and he was lodged at Multnomah County Jail. He’s identified as Homer Woods, 61, the same suspect who was evicted from the Capitol Hill Motel two nights prior.

Statistics this month:

Calls for service: 222

Police reports: 33

Burglaries: 1

Car prowls: 1

Crashes: 10

Domestic violence: 5

Traffic stops: 109