Crime blotter

Pushy behavior

Katri Kuzmic, 45, found herself in trouble with the law after she was involved in shoving a female janitor in Lincoln Hall at11 p.m. May 1.

Campus officers received a report that Kuzmic had shoved the woman after being asked to leave the building because it was closed. Kuzmic later phoned the campus police office from Millar Library to claim the janitor had harassed her and that was why she did the shoving.

Officers discovered she had previously been issued a trespass by campus police, so she was cited for criminal trespass and harassment. Portland police took her into custody, presumably for identification purposes. Kuzmic claimed to be a student but her identification did not appear on university records.

Light fingers

Two stereo speakers valued at $300 were taken from an Audi parked in Parking Structure 3 at 1 p.m. May 1.

Officers found no signs of forced entry to the vehicle.

Also in parking structure 3, the owner of a 1985 Toyota Four Runner reported the right rear quarter panel damaged at 8 a.m. May 7. No apparent theft occurred.

A musical instrument valued at $3,000 was lifted from the back of a 1993 canopied Toyota pickup truck parked in the West Hall parking lot. The incident occurred at 5 p.m. May 4.

The thief gained entrance by damaging a canopy lock.

A bicycle and lock were taken from the bike rack at Urban Plaza at 10 a.m. May 2. The owner valued the equipment at $850.

The owner of a wallet who had left it on top of a telephone near the Southwest Broadway entrance to Smith Memorial Center at 5 p.m. May 2, discovered it had been taken.

The wallet contained $800 in cash and other contents valued at $30.

There was no sign of forced entry when a laptop computer was taken from a storage closet in an office in the basement of Neuberger Hall some time around March 15. The loss was not reported until May 4.

The value of the stolen computer was $1,902.

At about 11 a.m. May 5 a mountain bicycle, helmet and lock were stolen from the bike rack outside the Education-Business Administration building.Value of the stolen articles was $1,230.

A Palm Pilot computer left unattended on the roof of a 1988 Nissan parked in Parking Structure 1 vanished 8:45 a.m. May 7. The owner set its value at $250.

Blue message

Just as officers approached a blinking blue emergency light between Smith Memorial Center and Neuberger Hall at 11:30 p.m. May 1, they received a radio message from headquarters that a man was using the emergency phone to deliver obscene messages to the dispatcher on duty.

Officers found Dustin T. Treon, 18, on the blue light phone. They detected the strong odor of alcohol on his breath. He was cited for initiating a false report and being a minor in possession of alcohol by consumption. He was released.

Vandals strike

The owner of a Chevrolet Malibu reported the hood and roof of the vehicle damaged by vandalism some time on April 30 as it was parked at Southwest 10th Avenue and Mill Street.

The car showed footprints on both hood and roof. There was no estimate of damage.

Damage estimated at $200 was done to a 1997 Dodge Neon parked on the second floor of the University Center Building parking lot at 8:30 a.m. May 3.

The owner reported the front passenger window broken but apparently nothing removed.

Sobriety lacking

A man standing in front of the fire station at Southwest Fifth avenue and Hall street talking to himself at 1 a.m. May 2 prompted officers to make a welfare.They discovered that Russell R. Pesterfield, 35, appeared to be intoxicated and had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court on a charge of driving under the influence of intoxicants. Portland police took custody.

Students harassed

At 3 p.m. May 2, some Chinese students at Portland State reported they had been receiving inappropriate e-mail messages from an unknown person.

The messages were not threatening to the point of being classified as criminal. They had come from an unknown Yahoo account. Campus police advised Yahoo of the harassment.

Panhandler pinched

Aggressive panhandling by a man operating between Smith Memorial Center and Neuberger Hall brought officers to the scene at 10:30 a.m. May 7.

They discovered that James C. Todd, 64, had three outstanding warrants, two for parole violations and one for failure to appear in court on a theft charge.He was issued an additional charge of criminal trespass and turned over to the custody of Portland police.

Kitchen policed

Complaints of an unauthorized person in the kitchen area of the Blackstone apartments brought officers to the scene at 11 p.m. May 7.

They discovered a man attempting to exit by the front door, followed closely by the complainant. Jason Crow, 26, told officers he was looking for a friend but didn’t know exactly where the friend lived.

A check showed the alleged friend did not live at the Blackstone. Crow admitted he gained entrance to the building by following someone who entered with a key.

Crow was in violation of a previous verbal trespass so he was issued a criminal trespass citation and released.

– Art Chenoweth