Cime blotter

Sleep disturbed
A man discovered sleeping in the hallway of the Parkway apartments brought officers to the scene at 8:42 a.m. Oct. 30. He proved to be Alexander H. Cole, 20.

A warrant check showed Cole was wanted for failure to appear in court on a criminal mischief charge. He was transported by campus officers to the county’s temporary booking facility, located in northwest Portland while the main facility in the downtown Justice Center is being remodeled.

Two for one
Officers bagged two wanted men in one call shortly before midnight Oct. 31. One of them, Michael R. Ericsen, 20, was recognized by campus officers through previous contacts. He appeared on the south side of Parking Structure 3.

Ericsen proved to have a warrant for failure to appear on an unspecified charge. Officers also found a white crystalline substance in his possession believed to be methamphetamine, so he picked up an additional charge of drug possession.

The other man, Allan J. Fitch, 36, had a warrant for failure to appear on a charge of drinking in a public place. Both were conducted to the temporary booking facility.Mail mania
The electrical engineering office in the Fourth Avenue Building reported receiving a letter with a suspicious substance inside on Oct. 31. The PSU hazardous materials team responded and determined the substance was harmless.

The admissions office received a suspicious envelope Nov. 2 and called for assistance. The envelope bulged and was sealed with packing tape. CPSO turned it over to Chuck Cooper, the university’s environmental health and safety consultant.

Bloody business
When officers responded to a call from a janitorial employee that a man was shooting up in a Millar Library restroom, they arrived to see feet behind a closed stall with blood running out between the soles.

Troy M. Haff, 30, admitted to having a needle in his coat pocket. He was cited for drug possession and released.

An unattended fanny pack was taken from a chair in Millar Library at 12:40 p.m. Nov. 1. All items in the pack except a cell phone were recovered in Gresham. The owner did not report a value for the missing phone.

A backpack and contents valued at $495 were taken from a locker in the men’s locker room at Peter Stott Center. The theft was reported at 5:15 p.m. Nov. 2. The combination lock which had secured the property also was missing.

Back seat bust
A woman and a man were arrested for public indecency and prostitution soon after midnight Nov. 2.Patrolling officers observed a car parked on the street west of Parking Structure 3 with a man and woman in the back seat engaging in oral sex and a second man sitting at the front seat wheel of the car.

As officers circled around for another look, the car drove off and was stopped on Southwest Montgomery Street between 12th and 13th Avenues. The couple was observed continuing the sexual act as the car was moving.

The car’s occupants said they were old friends, but were unable to name any of the other participants. It developed they had become acquainted through a chat line and had agreed to meet. The woman had $150 in her possession.

The couple in the back seat, Jacqueleen R. Bower, 19, and Darrell E. Miotke, 47, were arrested. Miotke was charged and released, Bower was transported to the temporary booking facility for identification recording. The auto driver was not charged.

When officers observed a man lying on the ground at Southwest Fourth Avenue and Mill Street at 2 a.m. Nov. 2, they conducted a welfare check. The man admitted he might have an outstanding warrant and it developed he did.

James R. VanHorn, 30, was wanted for failure to appear on a theft charge, which resulted in a trip to the temporary booking facility.

Party disconnect
When the manager of the Ondine broke up a party on the fifth floor of the Ondine near midnight Nov. 2 because of excessive noise, one celebrant began objecting strenuously.

Officers responded to a call to find the man, who was not connected to PSU, yelling at the manager. The individual was issued a trespass and persuaded to leave.

Man ecstatic
Attempts to steal a bike by picking locks with a safety pin proved unproductive for Guy F. Bushner, 31. Campus officers observed him cruising the bike rack between West Hall and the King Albert shortly before midnight Nov. 3.

When Bushner saw officers approaching, he dropped his six-inch safety pin and ran. Ordered to stop, he fell to his knees and admitted he had been attempting to steal a bike.

On a consent search, officers found three tablets of the drug ecstasy. His actions earned him a trip to the temporary booking facility.

@italicbyline:–Art Chenoweth