Crime blotter

Drug busts
Richard P. Arellano, 47, was transported to jail soon after 3 a.m. Oct. 5 on a charge of drug possession.

Officers observed him near the Fourth Avenue building parking structure and later saw him hiding in the bushes.

He told officers he had been locked out of his hotel across the street. A pat down disclosed a glass pipe and substances believed to be cocaine and methamphetamine.

Officers responded to a report of a fight at 1925 S.W. Broadway at 3 a.m. Oct. 7. They found a vehicle parked there and two men fighting. The driver, Gabriel M. MacKinnon, 20, was adjudged extremely intoxicated and sent to the detox center.

While there, he became uncooperative, was placed in a separation cell and his personal belongings were collected. They included a black box containing what appeared to be marijuana. He was arrested and taken to jail on a charge of drug possession within 100 feet of a of a school, St. Mary’s Academy.

A routine patrol at 11 p.m. Oct. 7 disclosed a man trying to gain entrance to Neuberger hall after hours.

He consented to a search by officers, who turned up a syringe containing a substance believed to be heroin.

Gordon J. Stine, 48, was sent to the Multnomah County Detention Center on a drug possession charge.


Prank caller
Members of the anthropology department are still scratching heir heads in puzzlement over a telephone message left on the department’s voice mail at 8 a.m. Oct. 5.

The caller, a male, said, “You know, I think I’ll go capture a human, maybe a couple of humans, and torture them all their life just to find out what it’s like. With what I can learn (pause) you know, it doesn’t matter, they’re not me. The sorrow is somebody else’s. What comes around goes around.”The call was traced to a blocked line, making identification of the caller impossible.


Commons fight
Officers responded to reports of an ongoing fight in the North Commons of Smith Memorial Center on Saturday, Oct. 6, shortly before noon.

They discovered two men screaming and fighting. Neither was affiliated with the university.As the apparent aggressor, Thomas E. Harper, 43, was arrested for criminal mischief and disorderly conduct. He allegedly hit the other man with a chair. The other participant had broken a microphone stand in half and was attempting to use the heavy part as a weapon.

Both men said they wanted to file charges with the district attorney’s office. Both were given criminal trespasses.


Cycling interrupted
Two different bicycle riders, both riding without lights the wrong way on one way streets, were charged with drug possession after being stopped by officers late the night of Oct. 10 and 11.

Andrew Strom, 22, submitted to an external pat down and was found with a drug pipe sticking out of his jacket pocket, still warm and marijuana in his possession. Strom was stopped on Southwest Mill Street at 11:30 p.m. Oct. 10. He was arrested for drug possession within 100 feet of a school.

Christopher D. Aylsworth, 29, was found to have a syringe and an Altoids container with two baggies of marijuana inside.

Aylsworth was pedaling on Southwest Harrison Street between Broadway and Sixth Avenue at 2:40 a.m. oct 11 when intercepted.


Man assaulted
A man walking his dog shortly before noon Oct. 4 found himself victim of an attack by a man evidently annoyed at being bothered by the dog.

The victim and his dog were walking near Southwest Jackson Street and Broadway when they saw a man lying in the grass. The dog ran over to the man and apparently disturbed him. The owner picked up the dog and began walking away.

Hearing a sound behind him, the victim turned and was struck in the face by some hard object in a paper bag. The suspect then disappeared.


Death threat
A university student reported receiving an anonymous death threat by e-mail at 9 a.m. Oct. 12. The writer threatened to kill the recipient, warning him to “hold your tongue the next time you feel so goddam (sic) witty.”

The message apparently referred to an incident in some class but the recipient told officers he had no idea who was behind the threat.

A trace showed the message came from an outside server and the sender could not be identified. The Office of Information Technologies has blocked any messages campus-wide from that server.


Blanket case
At 4 a.m. Oct. 14, patrolling officers discovered a car parked at Southwest Jackson Street and Park Avenue with blankets covering the windows.

A check with the Department of Motor Vehicles disclosed a lien against the car. Inside were the driver and a passenger. The passenger, Thomas L. Chambery, was found to have an outstanding warrant for disorderly conduct and parole violation. He was transported to the Multnomah County Detention Center.