Thursday, May 17, 2007

Video Camera Stolen from Portland City Hall

One of the two video cameras that tape Portland City Council meetings at City Hall was stolen, and then recovered on May 17th. Police reportedly received a call from a local pawn shop operator saying that the camera had been offered to him by a “subject known to the police”.

A City Hall custodian and a video director for Portland Public Access reattached the camera, as a Portland police officer looked on The camera had disappeared at some point and reappeared in the Merrill Auditorium part of the building. Police interviewed a subject and let him go, but they are now re-seeking him. The officer stayed until the camera was up and running to make sure it still worked. The replacement cost of the camera is about $16,000


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