crime blotter

Midterm madness

Midterm tension. To absorb it

Sends our students into orbit

Passions flame up to the max.

Some are pranks but some, attacks

Smashing entrance

When a group of students entered the back door of the Blackstone soon after midnight Nov. 10, a male student unknown to them tried to squeeze in while they had the door open. They repelled him and shut the locked door.

Angered, he smashed the glass on the upper part of the door, first with his fist, then by kicking it. This resulted, witnesses said, in severe bleeding of his hand. He also threatened the students inside.

Campus officers arrested John Parashos, 27, and cited him for disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and two counts of menacing. A records check revealed he had an outstanding warrant for criminal trespass.

He was transported to Oregon Health and Science University hospital for treatment of the cut. At the hospital, he was cited again for the warrant and released.

Block heads

Two male students earned themselves a trip to jail the afternoon of Nov. 14 when they executed what they obviously thought was a funny prank to block traffic coming off the I-405 freeway up the S.W. 12th Avenue ramp.

The first incident occurred at 1:30 p.m., when a driver attempting to come up the ramp encountered two barricades and a “slow” sign blocking the pavement. The driver swerved to avoid the blockade and hit the curb. As the driver got out to remove the barricades, voices were heard emanating from nearby bushes. The driver drove to the overpass and saw two males exiting the bushes and replacing the barricades. At that point, CPSO got a call.

Officers removed the barricades and heard rustling in nearby bushes. They turned up two suspects, Timothy Watson, 24, and Tobias Eidem, 21.

The duo was cited for disorderly conduct, reckless endangering and criminal mischief, charges that earned them a trip to the detention center.

Copy caught

A student, Minh Nhut Dang, 24, bought a parking permit, then made a color photocopy of it and parked his car in Parking Structure 1 with the counterfeit permit showing. Parking monitors detected the ruse and called Campus Public Safety.

Officers found Dang sitting in the car and informed him he would be arrested for forgery, criminal possession of a forged instrument and theft of services. Dang told them he had bought a permit, but he was unable to produce it.

During the interrogation, Dang complained of dizziness and inability to see. Officers called 911 and it was ascertained Dang was suffering a panic attack. He eventually wound up at the detention center.

Disputed passage

Two female student roommates, A and B, shared an apartment but had a falling out, so A moved out and into her own apartment. At 10 a.m. Nov. 15, A reported to officers that B had been knocking on her door in the very early morning and said that on the previous day B had assaulted her, trying to choke her, and had punched her and threatened to kill her.

A exhibited bruises and abrasions on her neck and arms. Officers arrested B, who was identified as Rachel Goff, 23. She was lodged at the detention center on charges of harassment and assault.

Ondine outburst

At 11 p.m. Nov. 15, campus officers were called to the Ondine on the complaint of a disorderly male, not a student. When an officer attempted to arrest him he fled on foot. Other officers joined the search, which ended when a witness reported the suspect had boarded a Number 17 bus.

Officers stopped the bus at S.W. Fourth Avenue and Lincoln Street and took Timothy Brown, 18, into custody. He was cited for disorderly conduct and trespass and escorted to jail.

Punched in face

A domestic-violence incident that began off-campus and ended on-campus resulted in the arrest of a non-student, Shawn Johnson, 35, at 3:45 p.m. Nov. 16.

The incident began the day before in Northeast Portland, when Johnson allegedly punched a woman in the face. He was said to be her boyfriend. The woman lives in student housing.

The next afternoon, the woman called from the Maryanne to say she could not get Johnson to leave her apartment. Officers found he had outstanding warrants, and he was lodged in jail.

Pouring over

Officers interrupted an informal drinking party at 9:45 p.m. Nov. 15, when they encountered two males sitting and imbibing alcohol on the east side of the Systems Science Building. One was discovered to be a minor. The other, Timothy Wright, 25, a student, was cited for providing alcohol to a minor and released.

Familiar problem

A student well known to Campus Public Safety because of numerous previous contacts wound up at the Multnomah County Detention Center after being contacted at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 16.

Hamid Eltayeb, 28, who is known to be homeless, was approached at S.W. Sixth Avenue and Hall Street. He was found to have an outstanding warrant for theft.

Moon ribber

A male “mooned” the occupants of a vehicle at S.W. Sixth Avenue and College Street soon after midnight Nov. 16. Officers gave him a verbal warning.

Well known

When officers contacted Seth Meehan, 21, at S.W. Fifth Avenue and Mill Street at 11 a.m. Nov. 13, they counted multiple outstanding warrants. He was a familiar face to CPSO and was known to have charges outstanding.

Meehan, not a student, had warrants for drug possession, three counts of criminal mischief and one for graffiti. He was transported to the Multnomah County Detention Center.

Stash crash

A consent search of Moti Winn, 26, revealed drug paraphernalia so he was cited for drug possession near a school and released. The incident occurred near Science Building 1 at 9 p.m. Nov. 12.

Possession of drug paraphernalia also tripped up Dan Cashman, 43, when he was found sleeping on the fourth floor of Smith Memorial Student Union at 3:30 a.m. Nov. 15. He was cited for attempted drug possession and released.

Long gone

Thefts continue to plague the campus, including a pair of incidents where locks were cut off lockers inside campus buildings.

About 2 p.m. Nov. 12 a lock was found missing from a locker on the second floor of Neuberger Hall and the occupant reported her purse missing. She lost $12.

The same day about 3:30 p.m. a lock also disappeared from a locker in the basement of Lincoln Hall. Taken was a camera worth $179.

Also the same day, about 5 p.m., a laptop computer was taken from a fifth floor study room in Millar Library. A man and his wife had been studying in the room, but locked it to go out to dinner.

They returned to find the room had been entered and a $600 camera stolen.

A bicycle and lock were taken from the railing at the southwest corner of Lincoln Hall about 1:30 p.m. Nov. 14. The owner valued the property at $1,000.

A stereo worth $1,050 was taken from a 1993 Ford Ranger parked in the parking lot adjacent to the Portland Center for Advanced Technology. The theft occurred about 11 a.m. Nov. 15.

Entry was gained through a damaged driver’s side door lock.

Study interrupted

A student studying in an alcove on the first floor of Cramer Hall was interrupted by a male exposer at 8 p.m. Nov. 17. He was described as age about 40, 6 feet tall, medium build, wearing a navy blue jacket and jeans.

This is not the same man who recently was reported as exposing. That man was short and stocky.

Rape investigated

Campus officers are investigating report of a rape on campus Sept. 24. The incident occurred about 8 p.m. and the victim reported it two days later.