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Boarder clash
They used to go boarding in the out of doors
Now they’re boarding around our floors.
Isn’t it time to be calling a stall
To nuts who go boarding in Neuberger Hall?

Officers were called to the basement of Neuberger Hall just before 3 p.m. Dec. 13 on reports that a male was skateboarding down the ramp between Neuberger and Smith Memorial Student Union.

When asked for his ID, the boarder, Justin Martin, 22, became confrontational. After resisting showing his ID, he abruptly shoved it into an officer’s face. When she attempted to subdue him, he grabbed her lapel mike. In helping to control Martin, another officer received jammed fingers.

Martin was cited for disorderly conduct, harassment and two counts of assault. He was transported to Multnomah County Detention Center.

Lifted loot
A watch was taken from a sixth-floor apartment at the Ondine about 4 a.m. Dec. 14. The room had been ransacked with no sign of forced entry.

A witness told officers a suspect whose identity was known was seen leaving the apartment at about the time of the theft.

A wallet was taken from a purse while the victim was in Branford P. Millar Library at about 4 p.m. Dec. 3. The loss was valued at $190.

Christmas packages were taken from a vehicle parked at S.W. Park Avenue and Montgomery Street about 1:30 a.m. Dec. 24.

The thief broke into the car’s trunk and also took the car’s registration and insurance record. The owner valued the lost items at $169.

About 1:30 p.m. Dec. 27, a purse was stolen from a second-floor office in Neuberger Hall, where it had been left unattended. $10 was taken.

Clothing valued at $150 was taken from a 1999 Honda parked on the second floor of Parking Structure 1 at 10 a.m. Christmas Day. Entrance was gained through a damaged driver’s side window.

The door to the game room in Smith Memorial Student Union was forced open at about 8 a.m. Dec. 28. Two arcade games also were broken into. An investigation is continuing.

A car stereo and eight CDs were taken from a 2000 Honda parked on the second floor of Parking Structure 1 at about 2:30 a.m. Dec. 31. The thief damaged a window to gain entrance. The loss was valued at $380.

A bicycle with rack and mud guards was taken from the west side of Science Building 1 about 12:15 p.m. Jan. 8. The bike had been secured to a hand railing. The missing gear was valued at $565.

Parked unwisely

Body:Because of repeated car thefts in Parking Structure 3, officers were patrolling there at 3 a.m. Dec. 11. They observed two people loitering and approached them.

The two were identified as Dennis Patterson, 28, and Melanie Shelton, 20.

Officers found the two in possession of a crack pipe and baggies with suspected marijuana and methamphetamine. Both were transported to Multnomah County Detention Center under citations of drug possession.

Flipped out
Gregory Newman, 25, made the mistake of “flipping off” officers when they pointed out to him that he was crossing against traffic at S.W. Broadway and Harrison Street.

Officers approached him about 11:45 p.m. Dec. 4 and judged he was intoxicated and unable to care for himself. He was conducted to detox.

A similar incident occurred at 2:20 a.m. Dec. 6. Jason Thomas, 30, was seen kicking a Broadway Coffee sign at S.W. Sixth Avenue and Broadway. He, too, got a trip to detox. The sign owner declined to press charges for damage to the sign.

Hassle halted
Two people told officers they were harassed by two males near Lincoln Hall at 11 p.m. Dec. 11.

Officers saw the harassers following the complainants and threatening to kick them because the harassers believed the complainants to be gay.

Jason Beaudoin, 22, and David Witczak, 18, were cited for two counts of harassment and intimidation and Witczak was cited for minor in possession of alcohol. Both were transported to Multnomah County Detention Center.

Wrong outlookPeeping through binoculars at a man and his wife in the St. Helens residential hall earned a trip to jail for Richard Westberg, 35. The incident occurred at 6 p.m. Dec. 12.

The complainants apparently became aware they were being spied upon through a window, from Parking Structure 3, after they showered. Later the husband and a friend saw Westberg back in the parking structure and detained him for officers. Westberg was cited for invasion of privacy.

In an unrelated but similar incident at 6 p.m. Dec. 18, a different person, a non-student, was observed looking into windows at St. Helens. The peeper was not cited but was issued a trespass.

Road risks
Reports of erratic driving motivated officers to stop a vehicle at S.W. Broadway and Harrison Street soon after midnight Dec. 14.

Alcohol was found in the vehicle in possession of Jonathan Graham, 20. He was not cited for driving drunk but was cited for minor in possession of alcohol and furnishing alcohol to a minor passenger. He was cited and released.

Lights out
A bicyclist riding without a headlight resulted in a drug citation for Roger Gould, 21. Officers contacted him at 1800 S.W. Sixth Avenue at 4 a.m. Dec. 12.

In the ensuing conversation, Gould told officers he had weapons on his person. A continued check found syringes and a baggy with suspected methamphetamine.

He was taken to Portland Police Central Precinct for identification record, and was cited for drug possession and released.

Another bicyclist driving without lights attracted the attention of officers at 11 p.m. Jan. 2. James Hibbs, 26, was recognized from previous contacts. During conversation, he admitted having drugs and a knife on his person. He received three different citations relating to drugs and was released.

There seemed almost an epidemic of bicyclists riding without lights and carrying drug paraphernalia. At 3:20 a.m. Jan. 4 it was Jesse Barto, 20, who resisted orders to move his bike out of the traffic lane.

Officers found he had numerous syringes in plain view and also had two weapons, known as saps or blackjacks. Weapons and drug charges sent him to the detention center.

At 2:10 a.m. the same night, officers approached Theresa Willard, 39. At S.W. Fifth Avenue and Mill Street for suspicious activity. She gave a false name but was tripped up by warrants on drug charges. Transported to the detention center, she was found to have a crack pipe concealed in her pants. She faces a variety of drug-related charges.

Drug charges also tripped up Isaac Brinkman, 28, when he was contacted in Parking Structure Three after he was observed urinating there. The incident unfolded at 4 a.m. Jan. 3 and led to Brinkman being transported to the detention center on a variety of charges, which included drugs, public urination and a possible violation on a pornographic material possession matter.

A recognized prior drug offender attracted the attention of officers at 10 p.m. Jan. 3 in the vicinity of S.W. 13th Avenue and Clay Street. They found syringes on his person, which got him a drug possession citation. He also was wanted on a warrant for drug possession.

Snoozer ousted

Body:Misha Cooper, 24, apparently resented being awakened as he slept in the northwest stairwell of Peter Stott Center at 1:30 a.m. Dec. 20. He repeatedly refused to leave but was finally ousted, cited for trespass and released.

Another sleeper at 5:15 p.m. Dec. 28 proved to have outstanding warrants. Victor Franklin, 37, snoozing in Cramer Hall, was found to have a warrant for delivering marijuana. He got a ride to the detention center.

Camp closed
Camping out at S.W. Fifth Avenue and Mill Street proved unlucky for Marc Maszk, 43, when officers approached him at 9:30 p.m. Christmas Day.

A warrants check showed a warrant for post-prison violation, and he was transported to Multnomah County Detention Center.

Sidewalk snifter
Drinking in public proved the downfall of Christopher Nearey, 43. Officers checked him out near the Fourth Avenue building at 11 p.m. Dec. 27 and found he had outstanding warrants for trespass and theft. He got a ride to the detention center.

Edgy situation
Officers recognized an individual known for carrying concealed weapons as they patrolled at 1:30 a.m. Dec. 28 at S.W. Fifth Avenue and Harrison Street. When asked about weapons, Maurice Miles, 30, admitted this could be true.

Officers confiscated a switchblade knife and cited Miles for carrying a concealed weapon.

Pocket veto
Reports of what appeared to be a gun sticking out of a man’s pocket brought officers to Smith Memorial Student Union basement at 2 p.m. Dec. 31.

Officer Steve Coop was informed by construction workers at the scene that Derrick Brame, 26, was insisting on hanging around their restricted construction site.

When approached, Brame became irate and struck Coop in the eye. Two construction workers then assisted Coop in taking Brame into custody. Brame was cuffed and a sheath knife was confiscated as evidence. This apparently was what the workers thought might have been a gun. It was a 9 1/2 inch hunting knife with a 5 inch blade.

Brame was charged with assaulting Coop and carrying a concealed weapon and was transported to the detention center.

Teen tippler
James Dillion, 22, was contacted in the Park Blocks at 9 p.m. Dec. 31 by S.W. Jackson Street when he was seen drinking beer with a minor.

The minor proved to be a 15-year-old girl. Dillion was charged with furnishing alcohol to a minor and released.

Board crazy
Campus officers have a persistent skateboard offender on their hands in Cody Olsen, 23. His favorite venues are PSU parking structures.

At 11 p.m. Jan. 1, officers found Olsen boarding in the parking lot adjacent to the Portland Center for Advanced Technology. He got a court citation for trespass and was released.

Blue blues
The urge to punch up the emergency blue light phone between Cramer Hall and Lincoln Hall proved too much of a temptation for Kim Oviatt, 41.

When officers responded to the supposed emergency at 11 p.m. Jan. 2, Oviatt admitted doing so for no reason. A transient, he was cited for initiating a false report and taken to the detention center for photo and identification.

Elbow bend
Elbowing a janitorial supervisor in Smith Memorial Union Center led to trouble for James Lepar, 80. Told to leave the premises by the supervisor, he elbowed her in the back. The incident occurred at 10 p.m. Jan. 3.

Officers stopped him at S.W. Sixth Avenue and Montgomery Street, at which point he kicked an officer. Facing two charges of assault earned Lepar a trip to the detention center.

Smith Union also was the scene of another harassment incident at 7:30 a.m. Jan. 7. Donald Kay, 53, was calling an Aramark employee names. Told repeatedly to leave, he refused to cooperate with officers.

Finally they cited him for trespass and escorted him from the building.

-Art Chenoweth