crime blotter

Revelation
An exposer has been identified by his picture. No arrest has been made, but campus officers are continuing the investigation. The incident occurred in a second-floor lounge in Cramer Hall shortly before noon Jan. 14.

A white male sitting on a couch next to the victim engaged in masturbation. When she confronted him, he left. The victim was shown a six-pack of photos, and she identified the man from the photos. He is described as 6 feet tall, 180 pounds, with dark brown hair and pock marks on his face.

In the bag
The resident manager of the Montgomery Building called officers when an unidentified and suspicious-looking suitcase appeared in the building.

The incident occurred at 5 p.m. Jan. 14. Investigation disclosed the suitcase contained miscellaneous items, plus an air pellet gun. The property is being held as evidence.

Stolen stuff
The Student Activities and Leadership Development area in Smith Memorial Student Union lost a TV/VCR, apparently to theft. The missing equipment was reported Jan. 15, with an estimate that it had been missing since Dec. 18. The person reporting the missing item was unsure of the location of the equipment when it disappeared. No value was listed.

A DVD player worth $100 was taken from the audio-visual services area in Smith Memorial Student Union, where it had been left unattended. The $100 player was taken about 5 p.m. Jan. 3.

Clothing valued at $3,045 was taken about noon Jan. 18 from a Land Rover Discovery parked in the 800 block of S.W. College Street. The thief forced a driver’s side window.

Juice joust
Campus officers received a report of a student being assaulted by another student at 10:30 p.m. Jan. 13 in a College Housing Northwest residence hall. It was concluded both had been intoxicated at the time. No arrest was made.

Lift lock
Just after midnight Jan. 16, CPSO received a call from an elevator in Smith Memorial Student Union. The man, who said he was a janitor, said he was stuck in the elevator.

Officers discovered he was not a janitor but a transient, James M. Cox, 25. A warrants check showed he was wanted for writing bad checks. He was transported to the Multnomah County Detention Center.

Fire power
At 5:30 a.m. Jan. 17, Portland police asked for campus officer assistance in making an assault arrest at the Montgomery Building. The assault had occurred earlier at an undisclosed location.

Officers arrested Michael Magnuson, 27. He was found to have an unloaded handgun in the apartment. He was cited by CPSO for possession of a firearm in a public building. Portland police lodged him in jail on the assault charge.

Police assist
At 9 a.m. Jan. 17, CPSO officers assisted Portland police in serving a warrant at the Stratford Apartments. Joseph M. Tedrick, 16, was wanted for runaway and probation violation.

Portland police had information Tedrick was staying with a student. Officers found Tedrick in the apartment and he was transported to juvenile detention hall.

Upset prof
CPSO received information at 5 p.m. Jan. 15 that a PSU professor had become verbally abusive toward three employees in the Neuberger Hall lobby. According to the information, the professor had become upset about deadlines for the online grading system.

Wrong number
A cell phone was taken from a counter at the Ione Plaza at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 14. The act was immediately reported to campus officers.

They discovered that a suspect had taken it, believing it belonged to her boyfriend. When contacted at the Montgomery Building, she immediately returned the phone.

Sudden landing
A campus officer was escorting a subject from the Fourth Avenue Building to West Hall at 1:30 a.m. Jan. 21 when the subject became upset and asked to be let out of the car.

The officer slowed the car down, and when it reached 5 miles an hour, the subject jumped out but was not hurt.

-Art Chenoweth