Crime Blotter

Brawl breaks out

A confrontation between two female students in a Cramer Hall classroom led to an altercation which resulted in the arrest of Debrah McFarlane-Bauer, 22, on a misdemeanor charge of assault.

The incident occurred at 10 a.m. March 6. Campus police reported that the confrontation apparently began with a personal comment by one of the students which was deemed offensive by the other. This led to a verbal exchange which escalated.

The victim reported she received scratch marks on the face. McFarlane-Bauer was cited into court April 10 on a misdemeanor assault 4 charge, which covers infliction of minimal injury. As of Wednesday morning, no complaint had been filed.

Coach’s son busted

Timothy L. Walsh Jr. 20, son of the Portland State football coach, was one of two students arrested at 11:30 p.m. March 22 in an Ondine apartment for possession of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school.

Walsh was cited and released. The other student, Jordan M. Shaw, 18, was taken into custody by Portland police for controlled substance possession. This included, in addition to marijuana, a bag which contained several tablets believed to be the drug ecstasy.

Campus police were called to the Ondine on a noise complaint. After repeated knocks, they were admitted to the apartment. They observed one male who was drinking and appeared to be underage.

The occupants admitted smoking marijuana but said they had none in the room. Officers observed a bong and glass pipes on a shelf. Inspection of a backpack and duffel bag turned up clear plastic baggies, one containing a small quantity of marijuana and another containing the suspected ecstasy.

Overdue at library

Jeremy L. Johnson, 23, got a trip to jail at 4:30 p.m. March 6, when officers recognized him as a person previously trespassed from Millar library. Johnson was using a computer in the library.

A check showed two outstanding warrants for failure to appear in court and a Multnomah County warrant for indecent exposure. He was issued a campus criminal trespass and conducted to the Multnomah County Detention Center by Portland police.

Tools betray

Possession of a burglary tool tripped up William G. Hazelwood III, 24, when patrolling campus police observed him outside West Hall at 1:30 a.m. March 7. He had wire cutters hanging out his pocket.

A check showed three outstanding warrants, two for failure to appear on parole violations, the third for forgery and possession of forgery tools. A search disclosed an additional burglary tool in his possession. Portland police transported him to the Multnomah County Detention Center.

Thefts abound

A wheel and tire were taken from a 2000 Honda parked on Southwest Broadway near Hall Street about 2:15 p.m. March 7. The stolen gear was valued at $500.A wallet was taken from a purse while the victim was at Smith Center. The theft had occurred Feb. 7 but the victim reported on March 12 that purchases had been made with her credit card. She valued the lt $56.

A computer monitor was taken from a classroom in the basement of Cramer on March 13 about 10 p.m. It was valued at $500.

A cellular phone was taken from a car parked in the University Center building parking lot about 9:30 a.m. March 14. The owner valued it at $170.

Another auto lost a backpack and contents about 5 p.m. March 16 while parked at Southwest 12th Avenue and Cardinell Drive. The contents were valued at $610.A rain coat was taken from a minivan about 9 a.m. March 21 in the Ondine parking lot. The coat was valued at $89.

A cell phone and adapter were taken about 9:30 a.m. from another car in the Ondine lot.

A textbook was taken from an office on the second floor of Shattuck Hall about 5:30 p.m. March 20. There was no sign of forced entry. The book’s value was $65.A CD player and notebook with software items were taken from a van parked in parking structure 3 at 12:30 p.m. March 25. The property was valued at $1,260.

Microwave mistake

Unauthorized use of a microwave oven in the basement of Smith Memorial Center earned a criminal trespass citation for Luke Barry, 23.

Barry was cooking with juice at 8:58 p.m. March 11, when officers recognized him as a man who had previously been trespassed Jan. 14. He was cited into court and released.

Naked and high

Reports of a naked woman in a women’s restroom stall on the third floor of Smith Center brought officers to the scene at 3:40 p.m. March 11.

The woman reportedly had been in the stall for several hours. Officers discovered her standing naked in a stall where the floor and walls were streaked with blood. A pouch on the floor contained syringes and when confronted, the woman flushed a syringe down the toilet.

Arrested for criminal trespass and possession of a controlled substance was a non-student, Jessica M. Roth, 23. Portland police took custody.

Dumpster diveLurking around the dumpster behind King Albert Hall earned a trip to jail for Peter J. Gonzalez, 36, on a charge of controlled substance possession.

Officers noticed him on a drive-by surveillance and found him in possession of a substance believed to be methamphetamine.

Parkway Pummeling

Two male student roommates in the Parkway apartments brought officers to their door when they were reported fighting in their room.

Officers responded to a call at 5:23 a.m. March 12. They observed one of the students exiting the building as they arrived. The other was found in the apartment, bleeding in one arm.

Both had evidently been drinking. Neither party wished to press charges and one told officers he was moving out the same day.

Snoozer loses

@body:Byron J. Sauer, 53, picked the wrong place to sleep when he snoozed on a bench in Science Building 1 at 7:45 a.m. March 15.

When officers approached him they recognized him from previous contacts and found he had two outstanding warrants, one for failure to appear on criminal trespass, one for third degree theft. Portland police escorted him to jail.

Relief denied

Urinating in public by a non-student, Intekhab Umar, 26, resulted in a citation for offensive littering.

Officers observed the behavior just after midnight March 13, at Southwest Sixth Avenue and College Street.

Umar continually refused to provide identification and asked to see Portland police. Police were called and they took him to detox.

Fighting drunk

A campus officer suffered a split lip while attempting to question a man who was staggering in and out of traffic on Southwest Broadway near Smith Memorial Center.

The incident began at 1:11 a.m. March 14 after officers observed the man exiting from the Cheerful Tortoise restaurant. When he kicked a curb and fell down they approached him for a safety check.

He took off running and officers caught up with him a second time. Upon being approached, he struck an officer in the mouth, splitting his lip.

Michael Atkinson, 25, was cited for misdemeanor assault and transported to detox by Portland police. The campus officer was taken to Oregon Health Sciences University hospital for examination.

Unwelcome intruder

A man who was neither a student nor tenant at Montgomery Hall was arrested at 3:30 a.m. March 20 when officers received a report of a disturbance.

Andrew J. Gomez, 30, was found to have a screwdriver and a marijuana pipe in his possession. He was cited for criminal trespass and controlled substance possession within 1,000 feet of a school and released.

Montgomery Rumble

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A chain of events in Montgomery Hall in the early morning of March 20 resulted in multiple arrests.

Officers were first called to the scene about 3:30 a.m. with reports of a man with a knife in the lobby. Officers discovered the lobby populated with people, none of whom had any legitimate access to the hall but a couple of them had keys to one of the rooms. None were students.

A female juvenile was identified as wanted on a warrant in Oregon City. Officers found in her possession six identification cards for different people, one of which had been altered. Two of the persons on the cards were contacted and told officers the IDs had been stolen in car prowls.

During questioning, the female said that the room for which the keys were found contained the fruits of car prowls throughout downtown. She said the group had been given permission to crash and sleep by the legitimate tenant, who has been evicted.

Campus police notified Portland police detectives. Meanwhile, campus police put a locking device on the doorknob of the door in question. When detectives arrived, they discovered someone had inserted a piece of cardboard in the door opening, to defeat the lock. As a result, detectives went into the room with drawn guns. They found no stolen property in the room but did find a 36-inch machete. The woman was cited for identity theft and criminal possession of a forged instrument.

As the investigation proceeded, at 9:30 a.m. a man appeared at Montgomery Hall who claimed to be a resident and seemed to have some interest in the case. He gave false ID to campus and Portland police and proved not to be a resident but found to have been in the apartment unlawfully. A check showed an outstanding Hillsboro warrant for theft and another for criminal misuse of ID.As a result, Benjamin B. Biesecker, 28, was arrested and delivered to the custody of Portland police.

Sleeper slapped

Stephen B. Powell, 27, slept once too often inside the fire stairwell at Parkway apartments. When the janitorial staff found him asleep a second time, surrounded by used needles, they called campus police.

Officers caught up with Powell as he exited out the back. He admitted he had been inside but denied drug use. He provided a false name and was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant for robbery.

Late night smoke

Patrolling officers at 3 a.m. March 21 observed Daniel K. Raffel, 28, in the Park Blocks after hours.

While making a welfare check, officers said Raffel admitted he had been smoking a joint. He handed over a glass pipe and baggy of marijuana.

He was cited for possession of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school and released.

Lift downer

A damaged elevator in the Ondine led to the arrest of John C. Herr, 22, at 3 a.m. March 25. Officers responded to a complaint and found broken glass and plastic inside the elevator.

A witness took officers to speak with a resident and Herr, who is not a student or resident. He proved to have an outstanding warrant for driving with a suspended license.

Herr was turned over to Portland police and the resident’s identity was forwarded to student conduct.

Knockout romance

Portland police were called to West Hall at 2 a.m. March 24 on reports of a domestic disturbance. They found a male student on the floor, unconscious and scratched about the face, along with a female student.

The man revived and was examined by fire department medics. He did not require further medical treatment. Both the man and woman did not want the female to be arrested but since the man was rendered unconscious, arrest was mandated under Oregon law.

Taken into Portland police custody was Salimeh Evjen, 22. She was charged with domestic violence assault.