Crime blotter

Gorilla art curtailed

A 14- and a 16-year-old male were stopped by Public Safety officers for suspicion of graffiti tagging. The two males were caught on the roof level of Parking Structure 3 at 4:30 p.m. on April 17.

One suspect was cited for criminal mischief and criminal trespass. The other also received a criminal trespass citation. They were transported by Portland police officers to the Juvenile Detention Hall.

Shoving match reported

Public Safety officers responded to a call about an altercation at 10th Avenue and Mill Street at 12:20 a.m. on April 20. The dispute reportedly began in the Second Act Lounge where “conversation and looks” were exchanged between one female and two other females.

The solo female stated that the other two were “talking shit.” The argument moved outside where pushing and shoving took place. Officers arrived on the scene and took statements, but the victims chose not to press charges.

Another fight ensues

Public Safety officers received a call at 8 p.m. on April 20 that a fight was in progress outside the Smith Center Ballroom, where International Night was being held.

The female victim said she was acquainted with the two female suspects and had verbally argued with them two weeks prior to the fight.

The suspects approached the complainant at the International Night event and said they had something to tell her and the three of them walked out into the hallway. Two witnesses saw the suspects pull the complainant’s hair and punch her repeatedly. The complainant did not fight back.

The witnesses broke up the altercation then followed the victim downstairs where they met with Public Safety officers. The witnesses then returned to the ballroom with the officers in hopes of identifying the suspects, but they had already left the scene.

The victim was transported to OHSU where she was evaluated for a possible concussion. She wishes to press charges and Public Safety is still trying to make contact with the suspects.

Mailboxes violated

Three male suspects were sighted attempting to break into mailboxes at the Adeline apartments at 4:15 a.m. on April 21. The complainant reported that he spotted the trio with one of the mailboxes open. One of the suspects saw the complainant and said, “close it, close it.” The suspects fled the scene.

The complainant reported that the key that allows the mail carrier into the building and the mailboxes was missing from its lockbox.

Panhandler ejected

Public Safety officers were called to the Plaid Pantry at Park and Mill on April 21 at 6:55 p.m. on complaints about an aggressive panhandler.

When officers arrived they recognized the suspect as someone they had previously warned about the same behavior. Officers reported that the suspect had a strong smell of alcohol on his breath but had indicated that he remembered being warned by them.

The suspect was issued a written trespass warning, which means that he can be arrested the next time he enters campus grounds.

Shawn C. Swisher