Crime Blotter June 29-July 6

June 29

Shattuck Hall Parking Lot
A student crashed his truck into a parked facilities cart at about 10:30 a.m. Although the truck sustained cosmetic damage, the cart was intact.

June 30

Attempted Burglary
Branford Price Millar Library
Video surveillance captured a male breaking into the library at about 4 a.m. Officers David Baker and Danae Murphy did not find any signs of theft upon their check at 4:25 a.m.

Fourth Avenue Building
Offices were “lightly ransacked” and door handles were broken in rooms 55, 40 and 90 between 10:30 p.m. on June 29 and 7:30 a.m. on June 30. The person caught on camera outside FAB 60–08 looks similar to the footage from the Millar Library attempted burglary, according to Officer Gary Smeltzer. The investigation remains open.

Fourth Avenue Building
Two document cameras were stolen from rooms 170 and 171 sometime between June 17 and June 30. Damage was also done to a projector bracket and podium door. The case was determined to be unrelated to the other recent office burglaries “due to differing methods,” according to Officer Smeltzer.

July 1

Bike Theft
Helen Gordon Child Development Center
A black and green auto-shifting bike was stolen at around 5:30 p.m.

Student Conduct
Parkway Residence Hall
A resident assistant and Officer Nichola Higbee responded to a report of marijuana odor at around 10:15 p.m. The student resident admitted to smoking it outside. Officer Higbee and the R.A. asked the student to take any other marijuana off campus.

July 2

Disconcerting Behavior
Peter W. Stott Center
A male who has already been excluded from Portland State approached a female student in the women’s locker room. He talked to her while she was in a stall. He apologized and said he thought she was someone else when he saw her leave. The woman was able to get away from him and call Campus Safety. She reported that he “had not done anything wrong,” but that she “felt anxious.” The man was “courteous and polite,” but “declined to provide personal details” when Officer Peter Ward spoke to him. He eventually gave his name; an inquiry revealed his previous exclusion.

Bike Tire Theft
Montgomery Residence Hall
A student reported to Officer Chris Fischer that her front bike tire was stolen.

Theft from Motor Vehicle
University Place Hotel
Two mountain bikes were stolen off a vehicle parked in the lot adjacent to the Lincoln Street Max Station between 7:50 p.m. on July 2 and 8:30 a.m. on July 3, according to Officer Ward. One bike was missing the front wheel and seat; the other had a silver frame.

July 5

Unauthorized Entry of a Motor Vehicle, Criminal Mischief II
Parking Structure I
Officers Brian Rominger and James Dewey responded to a vehicle break-in at around 2:38 p.m. They found a 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan on the fourth floor with a broken front passenger window, a 2008 Nissan Frontier on the third floor with a broken rear window, and on the fifth floor a 1999 Chevy S10 pickup’s grill and front bumper were damaged.

July 6

Unlawful Possession of Heroin
Urban Plaza
Officers Murphy and David Baker stopped a male non-student they suspected to have narcotics after observing the individual making arm-injection motions. The suspect left and threw something away. The officers retrieved a cooker from the trash can, found a syringe on the ground and handcuffed the man. He was arrested on a felony warrant. A search revealed he was carrying what appeared to be heroin and a large sum of cash.