Crime Alert


Public Safety Department
(Posted Sept. 9, 2014)

The MHCC Gresham Campus has recently experienced 10 vehicle break-ins on the following dates: August 28, September 2, 3, 5, and 7. These incidents occurred on weekdays and weekends in parking lots PL, Q and A, between 1:45 p.m. and 10:40 p.m. No particular vehicle make or model is being targeted. The majority of the cars targeted had valuables left in plain site. A vehicle break-in can be completed in a minute or less. Methods of entry include: entering into the vehicle through an unlocked door, or breaking a window.

While the MHCC Public Safety office has extra patrols out during this time, we need your help to prevent future thefts. It is important for employees and students to use common sense to prevent crimes such as vehicle thefts, and thefts of items that have been left inside vehicles.

Here are some important reminders:

  • Do not leave valuables anywhere inside your vehicle, such as cell phones, global positioning systems (GPSs), laptop computers and cases, MP3 players, CDs, DVDs, chargers, book bags, handbags, brief cases, wallets, loose change, and gym bags. Take the items with you or leave them at home.  If you must leave items in your vehicle trunk, do so before you arrive at your destination.
  • Remove your keys from the ignition.
  • Lock your vehicle and close all windows.
  • Use vehicle alarm system or other anti-theft devices.
  • Report missing or stolen vehicles immediately.
  • Report all suspicious persons or activities on campus by calling the non-emergency number for the Public Safety office at 503-491-7310. In case of a crime in progress or an emergency, dial 503-491-7911.
  • Do not confront the suspect(s), but be a good witness by noting their physical descriptions, clothing, actions, direction of travel and vehicle, if any.

Update to Crime Alert:

Posted April 17, 2014

A 1998 Honda Civic was stolen from parking lot A on April 16, 2014 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Mt Hood Community College (MHCC) Public Safety office is working with the Gresham Police Department to identify and apprehend the suspect(s). If you have any information concerning this incident please call Public Safety at 503-491-7310.

MHCC bookstore has marked down anti-theft devices to $15.00 for the month of April and May. Safety is a high priority at MHCC and making The Dr. Hooks available at an affordable price is just one of the many things we do to maintain a safe environment for learning, working and visiting.

The steering wheel lock anti-theft devices are effective at deterring theft wherever you park your car, especially older cars that don’t have electronic keys and other prevention devices.

Recent Vehicle Thefts

Posted April 16, 2014

The MHCC Gresham Campus experienced a vehicle theft on April 9, 2014 and a second vehicle theft on April 15. These crimes occurred on weekdays in parking lots PL and H between 8 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. The vehicles involved were a 1996 Toyota Camry and a 1996 Acura Integra.

Below is a photo of the vehicle believed to be driven by the suspects that stole the 1996 Acura Integra from parking lot H yesterday at about 8:24 p.m. If you have any information involving this vehicle, please call Public Safety at 503-491-7310.

Car Theft

While the MHCC Public Safety office and local law enforcement are actively working to identify and apprehend the suspect(s), we need your help to prevent future thefts. It is important for employees and students to use common sense to prevent crimes such as vehicle thefts.

Here are some important reminders:

  • Do not leave valuables such as cellphones, global positioning systems (GPSs), laptop computers, CDs, book bags, purses and wallets in your vehicle, nor in the trunk, under the seats or in the glove compartment. Remove your detachable stereo face plate. Do not leave anything of value anywhere in the vehicle.
  • Remove your keys from the ignition.
  • Lock your vehicle and close all windows.
  • Use anti-theft devices, such as “The Club” available in the Gresham Campus Bookstore.
  • Report missing or stolen vehicles immediately.
  • Report all suspicious persons or activities on campus by calling the non-emergency number for the Public Safety office, 503-491-7310. In case of emergency, call 503-491-7911.
  • Do not confront the suspect(s), but be a good witness by noting their physical descriptions, clothing, actions, direction of travel and vehicle, if any.

(Posted February 21, 2014)

The person in the above photograph is a subject of a theft report. The Public Safety Department would like to speak with him.

If you observe this person on campus, call Campus Public Safety at 503-491-7310. Please do not attempt to make contact.

Additional Bicycle Thefts (Posted October 17, 2013)

The Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) Gresham Campus experienced three bike thefts Oct. 16. The thefts occurred at the bike racks located at buildings 12, 13 and 17. All three bikes were secured with a cable type bike lock.

Gresham Police Department (GPD) said there have been a rash of bike thefts in the Gresham area, especially when the weather is nice. GPD said that bikes are easy to steal and easy to sell and are a prime target because owners do not record their serial numbers and do not register their bikes.

Bicycle Thefts (Posted October 15, 2013)

The Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) Gresham Campus experienced five bike thefts Sept. 30, Oct. 1, 3, 5 13. Four of the thefts occurred at the bike racks located at buildings 10, 13, 17 and Health and Physical Education (HPE). The fifth bike was stolen from a vehicle bike rack in parking lot D. All five bikes were secured with a cable locks.

Student, employee and visitor safety is our number one concern. As a community, we rely on one another to watch and report suspicious activity and to prevent crimes ofopportunity. Report all suspicious activity to the Public Safety department at 503-491-7310. For crimes in progress call 503-491-7911.

While the MHCC Public Safety department and local law enforcement are actively working to identify and apprehend the suspect(s), we need your help to prevent future thefts.

Here are some important reminders:

  • Invest in the highest quality lock you can afford. We recommend heavy duty U-locks like the ones sold in the bookstore for $39.99.
  • Always lock your bike frame and front wheel to a bike rack.
  • Take your valuables with you.
  • Report bike thefts on college property to Public Safety at 503-491-7310.
  • Register your bike at National Bike Registry.
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