Crime Blotter

plaza skateboarders
Campus police enforced the ban on skateboarding in the Urban Center Plaza by issuing a trespass citation to a male boarder, Jeremy H. McCallum, 20. He had previously been issued a trespass warning for an earlier incident. Two other boarders without previous records were given verbal warnings. The incident occurred at 10 p.m. July 16.

sleeper disturbed
Sleeping in the grass at Southwest Broadway and Jackson Street proved unlucky for Franklin R. Miller, 58.

At about 5:15 p.m. July 18, officers checked Miller to find he had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court on a trespass charge. Portland police took custody.

Trespassers charged
Two men were cited on trespass charges in the early morning of July 25 and one was transported to jail on a parole violation warrant.

Douglas L. Harris, 31, got the trip to jail. Clyde H. Spain, 56, was cited and released. The two were observed acting in a suspicious manner in the PSU carpool lot next to the Portland Center for Advanced Technology.

prank thwarted
Apparent recent consumption of two 12-packs of beer may have affected the behavior of Marshall L. Tipton, 20, and Andrew D. Minor, 20. The two were contacted by officers outside West Hall, where they had been throwing concrete traffic barriers.

Both had false IDs which they had used to buy beer at the Plaid Pantry. Minor was cited for criminal mischief and both for identity theft. They were minors in possession under Oregon alcohol laws and were taken into custody by Portland police.

sign swiped
Nathaniel Boomhower, 21, was cited for theft of a sign belonging to College Housing NorthWest after he was seen carrying a for rent sign in the South Park Blocks.

When officers in a car with a loudspeaker ordered him to stop, Boomhower dropped the sign and walked away. He later told officers he couldn’t hear the command and was “just joking” when he took the sign.

When officers investigated his residence at Parkway apartments, they confiscated a city sign for Southwest 10th Avenue and Mill Street. He was released, but CHNW will press charges.

“flasher” nabbed
A man who admitted using a flashlight to look up women’s skirts was cited for trespass and released July 25. Arrested was Clifford L. Schaffner, 44.

A male student had previously reported Schaffner’s activity at Millar library but that time the man had gotten away. This time the student identified Schaffner again and officers contacted him as he exited the library. He had a previous trespass from the campus.