Police: Hotel housekeeper burglarizes Blazers fans

Court records: Suspect admits to theft, returns items

Krystal Rene Keith shown in a jail booking photo.
Krystal Rene Keith shown in a jail booking photo.

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — As the Portland Trailblazers took on Golden State at the Moda Center, a hotel housekeeper was burglarizing two people staying at the Sentinel Hotel, court records show.

Krystal Rene Keith, 34, appeared in court Friday and pleaded not guilty to one count each of first-degree burglary and first-degree theft.

Deputy District Attorney Jenna R. Plank writes in court documents that officers responded to the hotel’s fourth floor Nov. 3. The two people reported that when they got up early the next morning to pack their belongings they saw their jewelry, some medications and electronics had been stolen from their room, court documents state.

The hotel’s manager used a key audit search and determined who had accessed the room during the time frame that the victims described, Plank writes.

A detective with the Portland Police Bureau’s Burglary Unit learned that a “master key,” belonging to Keith, had been used to access the victims’ room during the timeframe when they were out at the basketball game, court records show.

Keith was confronted by the hotel manager and “she admitted to taking items out of the victims’ room,” court documents state.

Detective Robert Clevenger interviewed Keith and she admitted that she’d used her master key to access the room “after knocking on their door and confirming they were court,” Plank writes.

Keith said that she stole a bag full of jewelry, an iPhone and some medications in the room, court records show.

The two victims told police that the estimated loss was $7,200, court records show.

Plank writes that both victims got their items back.

Keith’s next court appearance is set for Nov. 18 before Judge Edward J. Jones.

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