• Crime Alerts


  • Posted October 13, 2017

    Recent Vehicle Thefts

    The below 2 vehicles were stolen from the Gresham campus during the last 2 weeks:

    1. 1991 Honda Accord was stolen from parking lot “W” between 8:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. on October 4, 2017.
    2. 1996 Honda Accord was stolen from parking lot “G” between 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. on October 12, 2017.

    These incidents were reported to the local police. While local law enforcement are actively working to identify and apprehend the suspect(s), we need your help to prevent future criminal activity.
    The individual pictured below is a person of interest in the case. If you can identify this person or see this person on campus please call Public Safety at 503-491-7310. Do not confront the person.

    Crime Alert 10/13/17

    Here are some important reminders:

    • Do not leave valuables such as cell phones, 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 Dr. Hook (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, 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.

    Posted May 9, 2017

    Reported Offense:

    Jefferson Roberts
    Jefferson Roberts

    A MHCC student reported that while across the street from the Gresham campus, on the south sidewalk of 17th street adjacent to the Groves apartment a person they recognized as Jefferson Roberts pointed a gun at them from a grey 4-door vehicle.

    Jefferson Roberts physical description:
    6’ 185 pounds, light complexion African-American male, DOB 10/15/74, Brown eyes, black hair – shaved head, thin build, Tattoos: “503” on neck and “Taylor Rose” on left forearm – tattoos also on back.

    The local law enforcement are actively working to apprehend the suspect(s). If you observe Jefferson Roberts on campus or have information about the above incidents, call public safety at 503-491-7310 or in an emergency 503-491-7911. Do not confront the person.

    Call 911 for all life threating incidents.

    Posted January 4, 2017

    Recent Vehicle Break-ins

    The MHCC Gresham Campus experienced three vehicle break-ins on January 3, 2017. The three break-ins occurred in parking lots A and F at around 3:00 p.m. Door windows were broken on all three vehicles to gain entry. Still collecting information on what was taken from the vehicles.

    The suspect and suspect vehicle are shown in the below photographs:

    Jan 04 2017 A

    Suspect: White male adult, around 20 year of age, approximately 5’8” tall, and weight about 140-160 pounds.

    Jan 04 2017 B

    Suspect Vehicle: Newer model light colored 4-door sedan displaying a temporary permit (no license plates).

    If you observe someone in the process of commenting a crime call 911. If you have information about the above incidents or observe the suspect or suspect vehicle on campus call public safety at 503-491-7310 or in an emergency 503-491-7911.

    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 break-ins.

    Update to Safety Alert Sent Out on November 21, 2016

    Public Safety has identified and trespassed the individual who had allegedly been making unwanted contact with the female student. Please visit MHCC Prohibited Individuals website to view individuals that have been notified to stay off Mt. Hood Community property. If you see any of the listed individuals on campus, notify Public Safety immediately at 503-491-7310.

    Safety Alert Sent Out on November 18, 2016

    Public Safety has received a report of an individual who has allegedly been making unwanted contact with a female student. This male has been reported to be seen in the area of the Visual Arts Mall and the Causeway between the hours of 2pm and 6pm. He is described as a white male, 30 years old, 6’ tall, thin build, long blond wavy hair, unshaven, black frame glasses, wearing a black and white beanie, red and white jacket, and blue jeans. The female was not injured during any of the contacts.

    The Public Safety office is actively working to identify this individual. Call MHCC Public Safety at 503-491-7310 if you have any information about these incidents or if you see the individual on campus.

    Safety is our number one concern for our students, employees and visitors. As a community, we rely on one another to watch and report suspicious activity and to prevent crimes. Please report any suspicious activity you witness at 503-491-7310 for non-emergencies and 503-491-7911 for emergencies.

    Posted August 18, 2016

    Recent Vehicle Thefts
    The vehicles listed below were stolen from the Gresham campus between July 31, 2016 and August 17, 2016:

    1. 1994 Chevy Suburban was stolen from parking lot “V” between the hours 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on July 31, 2016.
    2. 1996 Ford F150 truck was stolen from parking lot “A” between the hours 8:20 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. on August 12, 2016.
    3. 1994 Nissan Sentra was stolen from parking lot “G” between the hours 1:10 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on August 17, 2016.

    These incidents were reported to the local police. While local law enforcement are actively working to identify and apprehend the suspect(s), we need your help to prevent future criminal activity.

    The individual pictured below is a person of interest in the case. If you can identify this person or see this person on campus please call Public Safety at 503-491-7310. Do not confront the person.

    Car Theft person of interest

     

    Posted December 24, 2015

    Theft of Lap Top Computers

    This crime alert is distributed as a means of informing the Mt Hood Community College community of a recent incident of public interest. Please read the following information carefully.

    On 12-15-2015 between 12:56 p.m. and 1:01 p.m. two (2) laptop computers were stolen from the office area AC 170 in the Information Technology Department at the Gresham campus by an unknown person.

    The person in the picture below is a person of interest in the case. If you can identify this person or see this person on campus please call Public Safety at 503-491-7310. Do not confront the person.

    Suspect 12162015

    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 of opportunity. 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 office and local law enforcement are actively working to identify and apprehend the suspect(s), we need your help to prevent future thefts.

    To avoid becoming a victim of theft do not leave any personal property of value unattended or unsecured, even if it is only for a moment, as thefts on campus are usually crimes of opportunity.

    • Be aware of persons in your work area – control access.
    • Do not leave personal belongings including purses or briefcases in unlocked desk drawers or offices.
    • Report suspicious persons to public safety.

    Posted November 24, 2015

    Recent Vehicle Theft

    A 1992 Honda Accord was stolen from parking lot “D” between the hours 2:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on November 23, 2015. This incident was reported to the local law enforcement police. While the local law enforcement are actively working to identify and apprehend the suspect(s), we need your help to prevent future criminal activity. It is important for employees and students to use common sense to prevent these type of crimes.

    Posted November 5, 2015

    Recent Vehicle Break-ins

    The MHCC Gresham Campus experienced three vehicle break-ins on November 4, 2015. The three break-ins occurred in parking lots J and M at around 2:00 p.m. Stolen items included a necklace, change, a suitcase, and stereo equipment.

    The suspects observed in one of the vehicles were described as:
    1 white male adult, 20-30 year of age. Approx. 5'6 small build
    1 white female adult, 30-40 years of age. long brown curly hair

    The vehicle the suspects were driving was described as:
    Older, white, 'beater' domestic 4Dr. sedan with tinted windows
    Dented passenger side door(s)
    An unknown Oregon tree License plate.
    One witness believed the car may have been a Chevy Malibu.
    A second witness thought the car may have been lowered.
    Vehicle last seen speeding northbound on back 40 loop road toward Stark Street gate.

    This morning (11-05-15) at 09:38 a.m., a MHCC maintenance employee in parking lot A observed a light brown complexion male about 6’ to 6’1”, 175 lbs. with black hair, wearing a grey hoody, long blue shorts with a yellow stripe on the side, looking into vehicles and pulling on door handles. The subject got into a 2 door 1990 Gold Buick Regal with Oregon plate 533FTX. A few minutes later a Public Safety Officer observed the same vehicle backing out of a parking spot in parking lot M and leave campus west bound on Stark Street.

    If you observe someone in the process of commenting a crime call 911. If you have information about the above incidents or observe the suspects or suspect vehicles on campus call public safety at 503-491-7310 or in an emergency 503-491-7911.

    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 break-ins.

    Posted September 23, 2015

    The MHCC Gresham Campus experienced a vehicle theft on September 22, 2015. The crime occurred in parking lot G at 4:55 p.m. The vehicle stolen was a 1990 Green Honda Accord.

    Stolen Car

    Below is a photo of a red vehicle that suspects arrived in and one of the suspects walking up to a green vehicle that was stolen. If you have any information involving this incident, please call Public Safety at 503-491-7310.

    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.

    Posted June 3, 2015

    Several thefts from vehicles has occurred on the Gresham campus in the last month. The crimes involved vehicle windows being broken and lap tops, wallets, backpacks and identification stolen.

    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.

    Theft from vehicles:
    Theft from a vehicle is the unlawful taking of motor vehicle contents or parts. These are crimes of opportunity. An offender makes a split second decision to break into a vehicle based on a perception that there are items of value in that vehicle, which makes the potential payoff worth the risk.

    A theft from a vehicle can be completed in a minute or less, and methods of entry include: entering into the vehicle through an unlocked door, breaking a window, or using a wedge to gain access. The offender often wears a backpack or bag to transport stolen items. Items frequently stolen include navigation devices, laptops, electronic devices, CDs, mail, bills, documents with personal information, purses, wallets, luggage, gym bags, money, cell phones, insurance cards, vehicle registration, and shopping bags.

    Steps to prevent theft from a vehicles:
    This is one of the easiest crimes to prevent with increased awareness and a change in habits. To reduce the chances that your vehicle will be targeted keep the interior of your car “showroom” clean. Never leave valuables, including bags, purses, wallets, briefcases, laptops, cell phones, navigation devices, credit cards, loose change, garage door openers, house keys, work keys, key cards or anything that may appear valuable to a thief in plain view. Offenders have broken in to vehicles for items such gym bags because they assumed there were electronic devices and other items stored in them.

    Car prowls are a gateway to other crime like:
    • Identity Theft
    • Burglaries
    • Vehicle Theft

    What to do if your car is broken into:
    If your car is broken into, report the crime to public safety at 503-491-7310. If it’s a crime in progress, call 9-1-1. Take note of any details of the suspect(s), vehicles, and or activities, and share your observations with the police.