Crime Blotter June 27–July 4

June 27

Bike theft on the MAX
Northwest Fifth Avenue and Irving Street

A Portland State employee had her bike stolen from the bike rack on the MAX train while commuting to campus.

June 28

Man with syringes
Campus Public Safety Office alley

Officers contacted a male in the back alley of CPSO who had two syringes next to him. The man claimed that the one filled with a brown substance was heroin. The officers transported him to Oregon Health & Science University.

June 30

Women-only swim
Academic & Student Rec Center pool

Officer David Troppe was dispatched on a call regarding a possible student misconduct case at the ASRC pool. A staff member explained that he received complaints from students and lifeguards that two men walked through the women’s locker rooms to the pool during a women-only swim period. The males stated that they identified as female and continued to use the pool. Because there is no issue with people self-identifying as female, they would have been welcome to participate in the women-only swim. However, the complaint arose when someone overheard them laughing and telling a group of people that they “got away with it.” Staff requested that officers attempt to locate video from the ASRC of the two men in an attempt to identify them, but a review of the video was unable to provide any further information.

Invasion of privacy
Cramer Hall

Officers responded to a report of a male pointing a camcorder under a female’s skirt. The incident was reported by a witness, and a victim has yet to be identified or located. The perpetrator is described as a white male, approximately 35–40 years old, 6 feet or taller and a skinny build with sandy blonde hair. His attire was described as blue jeans, a tan sweatshirt and sneakers.

Inappropriate behavior
Streetcar stop at Southwest 10th Avenue and Mill Street

Officer Troppe took a report via phone of a female PSU student who experienced suspicious behavior while leaving campus on the streetcar. She said that a skinny, white male in his mid-20s with longer dark hair, about 5 feet 10 inches and wearing ragged clothes followed her onto the car and sat next to her. She reported that he made explicit comments to her and inexplicably knew her name, though she couldn’t recall whether she had said her name out loud or not while talking to her father on the phone. She also speculated that he may have seen her necklace which is the letter L and started to guess her name. Troppe gave her a case number and ensured that she had CPSO’s phone number in her phone. He also referred her to the Women’s Resource Center, though she declined its services at this time.

Suspicious person
ASRC lobby

A PSU employee came into contact with a man who was mumbling to himself. While she walked past him, she heard him mumble “penis in your ass” multiple times. He also spit rice at her, but missed. She declined a written police report regarding the incident, but was able to take a photo of the man to reference in any future grievances.

July 2

Portland Police Bureau arrest
Art Building

An art department professor was exiting the building when he noticed Gary Anderson Spry sitting in the parking lot drinking box wine. When the professor declined Spry’s offer of a drink, Spry became upset. He had a knife on the ground by the professor’s car, but the professor kicked it away. He sat in his car when Spry began threatening to kill him. Spry then smashed his right passenger mirror with the knife and turned away to walk toward Dominos. The professor then exited his car. When Spry noticed this, he turned back and began chasing the professor with his knife raised in the air. The professor got back into his car and Spry proceeded to Dominos again where he demanded that the order he placed earlier be expedited. Spry then flashed his knife again, threatening the staff before leaving with his pizza. He was arrested by PPB and Officer Gary Fischer issued him a new PSU exclusion for the incident.

July 4

Missing person report
Officer David Baker was dispatched on a missing person report of an international student who is in the country as part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship. There is currently no information to indicate that the student is an endangered person. Still, the Department of State was contacted in order to notify family members. An investigation is ongoing.