Former Rose Princess linked to shoplifting spree
By KVAL Web Staff
EUGENE, Ore. -- Police cited a former Rose Festival princess from Portland after connecting her with thousands of dollars of stolen goods from an apparent shoplifting spree.
Mercedes Raisa White Calf, 19, of Portland, was cited by Eugene police responding to a report of shoplifting at a Fifth Street Market boutique on Sunday, police said.
White Calf was Jefferson High School's 2007 Rose Festival princess.
Police located White Calf and two younger teenage girls at the Buffalo Exchange, a secondhand clothing store across the street from the Fifth Street Market, police said.
Officers seized hundreds of stolen items — mostly clothing, jewelry, perfume, makeup and other personal care items — from the young women and from the trunk of an associated red Lexus parked in the store’s parking lot, police said.
The items, apparently stolen mostly from stores at Valley River Center mall and Fifth Street Public Market, ranged in value from socks and panties to expensive jeans and perfumes, according to police.
The total value was under $10,000, police said.
Police cited White Calf and two 16-year-old girls for first-degree theft. Police believe they can prove the two teens stole items from the stores and that White Calf was knowingly in possession of stolen goods.
May 21 2013 Election
While I was in Winchester Bay to take sunset photos Sunday night, I saw such a huge number of seagulls soaring very high in the sky. There were tens of thousands of them and they were flying hundreds of feet in the air.
I always enjoy attending these reenactments. Especially since at one time I was a member of this group. A really nice bunch of people.
Spring is finally here!!!