Crime blotter: April 16–22

April 16

Criminal Mischief II
Blumel Residence Hall
At approximately 3:20 a.m. an unknown male knocked on a student’s door and threw a container of “offensive liquid” in the dorm room, according to a subsequent April 18 report filed by Officer David Baker. The report did not specify the nature of the offensive liquid in question.

April 18

Theft, Computer Crime, Credit Card Fraud
Neuberger Hall, room 171
A PSU employee had a wallet stolen between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Credit cards within the wallet were reported used at various stores. An investigation is ongoing.

April 20

Park warning—sound device
PSU Park Blocks
After receiving multiple complaints around 3 p.m. against nonstudent street preacher Ronald Underwood, Officer Chris Fischer arrived to catch him employing a speaker and microphone. Underwood ceased using the device after spotting Campus Public Safety Officers. According to the CPSO report, “Someone ‘assaulted’ the street preacher by throwing a tomato onto Underwood’s head.”

Fischer issued Underwood a park warning after he left, informing him that using an amplified device was against park regulations.

Neuberger Hall
A female PSU student reported at 3 p.m. that a male student made unwanted advances. Sergeant Michael Anderson later located and issued the male student a criminal harassment citation.

April 22

Smith Memorial Student Union
Officer Nichola Higbee saw the suspect ride his bike to the bike rack on the east side of SMSU. The individual took two saddle bags off of a parked bike and placed them on his handle bars. Officers Fischer and Higbee did an area check and found him at Southwest Broadway and Clay Street going through the bags. The individual immediately said they were not his and wanted to return them. Officer Matthew Masunari located the victim who did not want to press charges and just wanted the bags back. The bags were returned and the individual was issued a PSU exclusion.

MAX Platform trash can fire
Southwest Sixth Avenue and Mill Street
Dispatch received a call of a trash can fire on the MAX platform on Southwest Sixth Avenue next to the PSU Bike Hub. CPSO arrived prior to the arrival of fire rescue and extinguished the small fire. The Portland Fire Bureau arrived and used water to soak the trash can so there would be no recurring flare-ups.