crime blotter


Grabbing a female in a sexual manner earned an arrest and a trip to the Multnomah County Detention Center for Petr P. Batazhan, 24. The incident occurred at the Fourth Avenue Building at 1:30 p.m. May 4. Batazhan was charged with sex abuse under state law.

Pilfered property

A variety of items valued at $400 were stolen from a locked office suite in Shattuck Hall about 5 p.m. May 4. There was evidence of forced entry.

Photos valued at $750 were stolen from a second floor art gallery in Smith Memorial Student Union on May 4. The theft is believed to have occurred about 11 a.m.

A vehicle parked in the Ondine parking lot was broken into about 6:45 p.m. May 5. The damage and theft of some property were valued at $275.

A wallet left in an unattended backpack in Neuberger Hall was taken about 3 p.m. May 6. The loss was $20.

A stereo worth $150 was taken from a 1989 Mazda parked at the Ondine about 9 p.m. April 13. It was reported May 7.

A bicycle and lock valued at $400 were taken from the bike rack between Cramer Hall and Smith Memorial Student Union about 9:30 a.m. May 8.

A door of a locked office on the second floor of Shattuck Hall was pried open and two cameras taken. The burglary occurred sometime May 3. The stolen items were valued at $904.

Bagging it

A mysterious purple bag found in the bushes of a College Housing Northwest facility turned out to contain a shotgun. The discovery occurred at noon May 5.

The gun had no visible serial number. Officers deposited it in the CPSO property room.

Walled in

Hiding behind a wall at the University Services Building didn’t prove effective for Scott A. Jones, 35. The fact that it was 1:30 a.m. May 6 motivated officers to investigate. They discovered that Jones had an outstanding warrant from Multnomah County for escape. He was escorted to jail.

Slap shot

A road-rage encounter at Southwest Sixth Avenue and I-405 ended in a violent encounter about 8 a.m. May 6. The victim reported the other car followed his car into Parking Structure Three.

An unknown male slapped the male victim and drove away. The victim sustained a cut and swelling from the slap.


CPSO classified it as criminal mischief when a car parked at Southwest Mill Street between Sixth Avenue and Broadway on campus sustained damage at midnight May 6. There was no estimate of damage.

Another driver reported damage to the front passenger side of a Volkswagen Jetta parked on the roof of Parking Structure One at 10 a.m. May 8. The car owner said this was the second time such damage has occurred. The value of the damage was estimated at $700.

Rape investigation

A confidential investigation is continuing on the allegation of a rape allegedly occurring about 1 a.m. May 7.

Leaky basement

A sprinkler head in the east side of Science Building Two let go at about 6 p.m. May 8, tripping an automatic fire alarm. The mishap resulted in flooding of the sub-basement. Facilities took over the problem.