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Flasher extinguished

Eepy-creepy crawly guy

Lurked around with unzipped fly.

Played his hobby once too often

Gals helped campus cops to off him.

Campus officers believe they have cleared up a succession of flasher incidents that occurred on campus last summer with the arrest of Michael Dorgan, 39, a registered sex offender.

The case was cracked with the help of an alert women. At about 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 26, a group of women flagged down a campus officer near S.W. Montgomery Street in the Park Blocks. They said a man had been making sexually explicit comments to them. His description matched accounts given previously by women who had reported a man masturbating in their presence on campus on three separate occasions.

Officers took Dorgan into custody, checked his name with county records and obtained photographs of him. The three women who had previously reported incidents were asked to come in and view the photographs. Two of them responded quickly and positively identified Dorgan as the man who had flashed them on Aug. 31 and Sept. 9.

On the basis of their positive identifications, Dorgan was cited for public indecency. He was also found to be wanted on warrants for state parole and probations violations. He was taken to jail.

Miss kissed

It seemed a month of passionate behavior out of control. Student Timothy Wendler, 24, found himself arrested for harassment due to unwanted physical contact with a female student at 9:45 p.m. Oct. 26.

The complainant said Wendler attempted to engage her in conversation in the lobby of Montgomery Hall. He approached her on the second floor, she said, started hugging her and kissed her on the neck. She said she screamed, “I don’t know you, get away!” She extricated herself and called campus public safety. Officers met Wendler in the lobby and cited him. His case also was referred to the Student Conduct Code.

Ardor cooled

Another incident of apparently amorous yearning was resolved more peaceably at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 24. For some time College Housing Northwest had circulated warnings of a man speaking to women who didn’t want to speak to him. He was reportedly following some women to Safeway, following them home and asking to come to their apartments. He had been seen in West Hall, outside the Ondine, in the Cheerful Tortoise, in Safeway, in the Park Blocks and in other locations on campus.

Officers made contact with the man in the Park Blocks near the Blackstone, but there was no arrest. He was trespassed from the campus for two years. He is not a student. A person who knows him, identified by officers as “a guidance person,” told officers that the man is 24 and is harmless, but has a juvenile mentality. If he returns to the campus within the trespass period, he will receive a citation.

Purloined property

A wallet was taken from a locked locker at 3:20 p.m. Oct. 15. The owner reported a loss of $185.

A locked bicycle valued at $1,150 was taken from a bike rack near the Education-Business Administration Building. The theft occurred about 9 a.m. Oct. 16.

Sometime between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Oct. 16, a computer worth $2,225 was stolen from a computer lab in Smith Memorial Student Union.

A computer worth $903 disappeared from a room in Peter Stott Center at an unknown time. The incident was reported Oct. 17.

Theft of a backpack from a classroom while class was in session occurred about 1 p.m. Oct. 17. Bag and contents were valued at $273.

A car parked on campus was broken into about 8 a.m. Oct. 18. A stereo and a jacket worth $373 were taken in the forced entry.

Cramer Hall was the scene of the theft of a shoulder bag and portfolio from an unattended office about 9:30 a.m. Oct. 21. The loss was $75.

A $2,757 computer reported stolen from a locked office Oct. 21 turned out not to have been stolen but to have been left behind in a classroom. A student returned it to its proper home.

Medical marijuana was claimed by a thief who broke into a locker in Neuberger Hall on Oct. 22. The break-in occurred about 4 p.m. A backpack and calculator were also taken but later recovered. Value of the stolen property was set at $510.

A purse left on or near a chair in Smith Union was nabbed by a thief about noon on Oct. 23. The loss was $130.

A car thief got away with $2,829 by taking a fanny pack containing money that was left unattended on the driver’s seat. The car, parked on campus, was unlocked. The theft occurred about 8 a.m. Oct. 22.

A man was discovered leaving Room 113 of Smith Union about 1:30 p.m. Oct. 27 with a purse that did not belong to him. The man escaped, but the purse was found with the contents emptied out but with nothing missing.

Warrant executed

Campus officers who spoke to Raphael Pierce, 22, at S.W. Fifth and Harrison at 11 p.m. Oct. 22 found that he had an outstanding warrant for a post-prison violation. He was transported to the Multnomah County Booking Facility.

Putting out

William Bell Jr., 27, was observed coming out of the Second Act Lounge in the Ione Plaza about 11 p.m. Oct. 25 and was further observed as he proceeded to the putting green by Stott Center. He was found with marijuana in his possession. Since this was within 1,000 feet of a school, he was cited for drug possession and released.


One driver was arrested for driving drunk and a similarly affected passenger was taken to Hooper detox center soon after midnight Oct. 26.

Lynda Long, 42, was the inebriated passenger intercepted at S.W. Fifth and College by campus officers. PSU officers later stopped the driver, Steven Boldman, 56, at S.W. 10th and Mill. He was transported to the county detention center.

Bad connection

A man who visited the Campus Public Safety Office to file a complaint found himself escorted to the county detention center.

Making a name check on the complainant, officers discovered Jayvin Harper, 20, had a Multnomah County outstanding warrant for assault. Instead of filing his complaint, he found himself escorted to the detention center.