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Crime Blotter

An individual who campus officers recognized from previous trespasses was nabbed again at 10:30 p.m. Jan. 5.

Johathan Messinger, 51, got a criminal trespass citation as he loitered near the south side of the Ondine. He was also carrying an open container of alcohol.

Panhandler pinched

A telephone complaint about a panhandler in the parking lot behind the Extended Studies building resulted in the arrest of Russell L. White, 44. The incident occurred at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 7.

A warrant check showed White was wanted on a felony parole violation. He was transported to the county’s temporary booking facility.

Sign violated

Urinating on a Portland State University sign earned a citation for Jeremy B. Gonzales, 28. At 1:30 a.m. Jan. 8, patrolling officers observed him in the act at Southwest 13th Avenue and Market Street.

The citation was for offensive littering. He was also trespassed and released.

Dirty mouth

Four female PSU faculty members have received obscene telephone messages this month. In all four cases, the messages were by the same male caller, as identified by the voice and the wording.

All messages were left on voice mail, which the faculty members discovered upon coming to the campus. A telephone check revealed all the calls came from a blocked telephone. Three of the calls were discovered Jan. 7, the first day of winter term. The fourth appeared Jan. 11.

Sleeping giant

Duane Jensen, 45, has become something of a giant among on-campus sleepers. Campus officers found him again at 10 a.m. Jan. 8 sleeping in the first floor Food Court of Smith Memorial Center.

Officers have had previous such contacts with Jensen. They issued him another trespass and released him.

Two for one

Campus officers bagged two wanted suspects on one call soon after midnight Jan. 9.

Arrested were Guy L. Bluth, 34, and Philip K. Hale, 35. Officers observed them both seeming to have trouble standing at Southwest Sixth Avenue and Harrison Street.

Both had outstanding warrants for failure to appear in court on charges of driving under the influence. Each had possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. Both were transported to the county temporary booking facility.

A big stick

A man carrying what was described as a very big stick on the fourth floor of Cramer Hall drew officers to the building at 7 p.m. Jan. 9.

The stick wielder proved to be Joseph E. Zeus, 58, formerly known as Joseph E. Walker. Officers told Zeus to leave the campus. He persistently refused. After 25 minutes of fruitless negotiating with him, officers elected to transport him to the county temporary booking facility on a criminal trespass charge.

Property lifted

A computer mouse valued at $65 was taken from a third floor office in Cramer Hall in the early morning of Jan. 3. The property had been left unattended.

Some documents taken from a copy room in East Hall at 7 p.m. Jan. 7 were later recovered.

Diver diverted

A woman found dumpster diving at Southwest 10th Avenue and Montgomery Street at 1:15 am. Jan. 10 was found to have drugs in her possession.

When officers approached her, Jan M. Kelly, 42, appeared very nervous, putting her hand in her pocket repeatedly. Officers asked her to turn out the contents of her pockets. Out fell a baggy containing a crystalline substance believed to be methamphetamine. She was cited for possession of a controlled substance and transported to the booking facility.

Urban high

Three males, one a juvenile, were observed wielding a marijuana pipe in the Urban Plaza at 10:30 p.m. Jan. 10.

When the trio saw officers approaching, Douglas Garland, 20, was observed putting the pipe into his backpack. Officers asked for the pipe and Garland said, “What pipe?” Officers could see the pipe sticking out of his unzipped pack. Garland handed over the pipe along with a container containing traces of marijuana.

He and Nathan West, 18, were cited for possession of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school and transported to the booking facility. The juvenile, 17, was also cited and released.

Big boarder

An adult skateboader, chased by officers from one prohibited campus location, immediately tried boarding at another such location and found himself under arrest.

Patrolling officers observed Michael J. Richardson, 27, and another man boarding on the south side of the Fourth Avenue Building under a No Trespassing sign which also prohibited boarding. The incident occurred at 7:45 p.m. Jan. 11.

When the officers approached, both men fled. However, officers a few minutes later found Richardson boarding in another prohibited area, the Urban Plaza. He was issued a trespass and released.

A juvenile was stopped from skateboarding in the University Center Building parking lot at about 1 p.m. Jan. 13.

He was in violation of a previous trespass and as a result received a citation and was released.