Crime Blotter April 23–28

April 23

Fire Alarm

At 1:29 p.m., a disconnected dryer vent set off the fire alarm in Ondine Residence Hall. There was no smoke or fire. CPSO and the Portland Fire Bureau responded.

April 26

Attempted Burglary

At 3:12 a.m., a burglary was attempted at Millar Library. Nothing was taken. CPSO was notified later that day at 10:34 a.m.


A Portland State staff member who works at the Robert and Maureen Neuberger Center reported to CPSO that 17 forged checks have been attempted to be deposited in the last week.

April 28


CPSO responded to graffiti in multiple locations across campus. The graffiti occurred between 3:26 a.m. and 10:46 a.m.

Attempted Kidnapping

At 3:57 p.m., Portland Police Bureau was dispatched to SW 10th and Columbia regarding an attempted kidnapping near the south side of the Smith Memorial Student Union. The incident occurred between 3:15 and 3:57 p.m. at 724 SW Harrison. The non-student stated that someone they knew attempted to force them to go with them. The victim was able to flee and called the police from an off-campus location. The suspect is described as a white male, around 50 years of age with shoulder-length dirty blonde hair. At the time of the incident, the suspect was wearing a black jacket. The suspect was not found after CPSO and PPB checked the area. PPB is investigating the incident.