Crime blotter Sept. 26–Oct. 2

Sept. 26

Intentional false fire alarm
SW Fourth Avenue Building
At 10:10 a.m. Sergeant Halliburton responded to a fire alarm in the Fourth Avenue Building. The building was evacuated, but Portland Fire Bureau advised it had been a malicious operation of a pulled fire alarm in the basement of the building.

Trespass II arrest
Lincoln Hall
A male possibly exposed himself to a female at about 3:30 p.m. On arrival, Officers Brian Rominger and Peter Stuart Ward contacted an oddly behaving male who was identified as being actively excluded from campus. He was arrested for trespass II and lodged in Multnomah County Detention Center. The female student did not stay around to file a police report, nor did she return phone calls made by Campus Public Safety.

Medical assist—detox
Several calls were received by Campus Public Safety about an intoxicated male harassing two females walking south on SW 5th. Officers checked the area but were unable to locate the male. A little later Portland State University Place Hotel reported that an intoxicated male attempted to get a room with $8 and a Starbucks gift card. The male left prior to officers’ arrival. Officers C. Fischer and Ward located the male on the north side of Engineering. Officer Ward found cause to detain and transport the male to Hooper detox. The male is excluded from campus.

Theft of cycle seat
Harder House
A PSU student reported that the seat and post had been stolen from his Selle Royal, Lookin’ Comfort Unisex cycle. No attempt had been made to steal the bike as it was heavily chained to a rack.

Sept. 27

Neuberger Hall staircase
A student on the stairs was informed by another student that an unknown white adult male was taking photographs up her skirt. The male reached out and touched her shoulder then fled. He was described as 30–40 years old with dark medium length hair, about six feet tall and wearing a raincoat and wire-framed glasses.

Sept. 28

Housing violation
Around 8:30 p.m. a student complained to resident assistants about her roommate smoking marijuana and drinking alcohol in their room. On arrival, Officer Fischer chatted with the 18-year-old violator, who handed over the marijuana and pipes, which were taken to PPB for destruction.

Sept. 29

Swastika drawn on whiteboard
Broadway Housing
At 11:23 p.m. on Sept. 28 Officer Michael Anderson was making his rounds when he and the RAs were notified of a swastika drawn on a white board. The swastika was photographed then removed. Residents had no idea who had drawn it.

Theft from car
Parking Structure 3
Sometime between 5 p.m. on Sept. 28 and 8:30 a.m. Sept. 29 a red sleeping bag and three flashlights were stolen from an SUV that was parked near the elevator on the roof of PS3. At 3:18 a.m. on Sept. 29 surveillance video captured a male leaving by the elevator carrying what looked like a red sleeping bag. The sleeping bag is reported as having “Lumos” written in Sharpie on the front.

Menacing with firearm
SW College and SW 5th
About 1:16 p.m. a woman reported that a man with a firearm had threatened her and her brother. Officer David Baker was dispatched to the scene. The suspect has a misdemeanor warrant for carrying a concealed handgun and is flagged as eludes. The suspect was arrested in August at SW 4th and SW Clay and is known to hang out at University Pointe, Cheerful Tortoise and possibly lives at the Cyan.

Oct. 1

Stott Field
Shortly after 10 p.m. Officer James Dewey was sent to Stott Field to take a report from a non-student who’d set his backpack down on the sidewalk then started running laps. The backpack was stolen. It was black with white trim, contained a wallet, ID and bank cards. The owner of the backpack said they would deactivate the bank cards and monitor relevant accounts for fraudulent activity.

Oct. 2

Theft of footwear
Broadway Housing Building
A sentimentally valuable pair of brown Birkenstocks were left unattended on the 9th floor and subsequently stolen. Fliers were posted and the thief eventually returned one, but the other remains outstanding.