CORVALLIS, Ore. -- The Corvallis Police Department is looking for a man who unlawfully entered two residences in Corvallis early Wednesday morning.
Police received a call from a woman living in the 2200 block of NW Harrison Blvd., reporting that she awoke at around 1:45 a.m. to find a strange man inside her bedroom.
The victim told police that the man fled once he noticed she was awake.
The man is described as white, about 6 feet tall with a thin build. At the time of the incident he was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and dark shorts. The victim said that he had the hood pulled over his head.
Police said that another of the victim's roommates, who was not at home during the break-in, reported that her under garments were taken from her dresser and moved underneath her bed.
Officers investigating the incident received similar reports from a neighbor. She told police that she was asleep when at sometime between midnight and 3 a.m. Wednesday she awoke to the sound of her bedroom door opening.
The woman reported seeing a man matching the initial suspect description standing in her doorway. When she spoke to him, he ran.
UPDATE: Shortly after this story ran Thursday afternoon, police received a report from another victim stating that she too had a man come into her bedroom.
The third witness, who lives a block a block west on Harrison Blvd., told police that she awoke when a man touched her foot. As soon as she awoke the man ran from the residence.
The woman's roommate said that a a few items of clothing had been moved around her room, yet nothing was missing.
Residents describe the community as a safe, college neighborhood. Some are alarmed by the recent break-ins.
"You would think something like that would never happen here so," said Charlie Seager, a resident who lives nearby. "That would be really scary even for a guy if someone was just in your bedroom when you woke up. It's pretty serious."
No one was injured and no property was stolen in any of the three incidents, police said.
Anyone with information to assist the investigation into the incident is asked to call Detective Brett Roach at 541-766-6924.
A statement from Corvallis PD:
The Corvallis Police Department would like to remind everyone to close, and lock, all doors and windows at night, and when away from your residence.
Walk with other people at night and walk with confidence.
Be constantly aware of your surrounding and report all suspicious and out of place persons to the police.