Crime Blotter April 21–27

April 21

Portland State Bookstore
At 4:06p.m. Officer James Dewey received a report from a student who stated their identification holder, which contained the student’s identification and debit card, was stolen on April 17. The student’s bank reported the debit card was used at a TriMet station later that same day.

Broadway Housing Building
Officer Chris Fischer, while responding to an alarm, located three males drinking alcohol on the north loading dock at 10:18 p.m. All three were initially uncooperative but eventually identified—one as a PSU student and the other two as transient non-students, John Young and Justin Thrasher. Young had two misdemeanor warrants, was arrested on the warrants, issued a PSU exclusion and lodged at Multnomah County Detention Center. Thrasher was also issued a PSU exclusion.

April 22

Criminal Mischief
Smith Memorial Student Union/Cramer Hall
At 11:08 a.m. Officer Brenton Chose was dispatched to a report of someone vandalizing property in between the buildings. Upon arrival, he contacted non-student Maxfield Porietis who had intentionally broken a pedestrian zone sign by yanking it back and forth until it broke at the base, and was attempting to break a no smoking sign as well. Porietis stated he was acting out because he was having a psychiatric episode and requested to be transported to a local hospital. Porietis was issued a citation in lieu of arrest for criminal mischief III and a PSU exclusion. Officer Dewey and Officer Gregory Marks completed the transport to the hospital.

Cramer Hall, south side
Officer David Baker and Officer Denae Murphy contacted and arrested non-student Shane Horvath at 2:25 p.m. for criminal trespass II and attempted unlawful possession of heroin. Horvath had a current exclusion and was in possession of narcotic paraphernalia with heroin residue. Horvath was lodged at Multnomah County Detention Center.

Smith Memorial Student Union
At 2:16 p.m. Officers Baker and Murphy received several burglary reports from the student offices on the first floor mezzanine. All offices had recent pry marks and significant damage. A computer in office M107L was opened and a RAM and graphic card were taken. No other items reported missing at the time.

April 23

Parking Structure Two
Officer Fischer and Sergeant Michael Anderson located non-student Brian D. Young under a blanket. A cursory search of the area revealed Astroglide personal lubricant. Young admitted he’d been masturbating and was issued a PSU exclusion. No further information available.

Honors building
At 7:45 a.m. Officer Dewey and Officer Nichola Higbee approached a sleeping transient on the east side of the building. Subject identified himself as non-student Todd Billinghurst. He was issued a PSU exclusion and he left the area.

Smith Memorial Student Union
Officer Dewey received a report from a student at 12:05 p.m. who stated his backpack was stolen from the third floor on April 22 between 6 p.m. and 6:20 p.m., when it was left unattended to take a photo with a student group. The backpack contained a laptop, textbook and art supplies.

Bike Theft
Lincoln Hall, west side
Officer Baker received a report from a student who stated that due to leaving the key at home, she left her bicycle unsecured at the bike rack with her cable lock at 12:42 p.m. and when she came back at 1:50 p.m., the bike and cable lock were missing.

XSB parking lot
At 11:05 p.m. Officer Baker, Officer Chose and Officer Jon Buck contacted non-student Frederick E. Rook, who was located in the enclosed dumpster and admitted to being in possession of a “kit” and consented to a search of his person. The search located a syringe with a metal cap encircled with a black twist tie. Officers were unable to distinguish if the needle had been used or not. Rook was issued a PSU exclusion and left the area without further incident.

April 24

Attempted Motor Vehicle Theft
Southwest Park Street and Mill Street
Officer Chose received a report at 9 p.m. from a student who stated she was in her parked vehicle when an unknown male approached the vehicle and tried to break the car window with an umbrella and get in the vehicle. When confronted, the man ran away northbound from the area. He is described as a black male adult, under six feet tall, about 160 pounds, with a big gap in his teeth, glasses and wearing a black track suit with pink stripes.

University Market
At 7:44 p.m. Officer Chose and Officer Brian Rominger received a report from a student and University Market employee who stated she was being followed and harassed by a suspicious male subject, who came around her side of the counter, stepped on her toes and threw cookies at her. The subject was gone upon arrival, but his description matched known trespassing non-student David Sankey. Officer Rominger searched Smith Memorial Student Union and located Sankey in the Meditation Room with his hands down his pants. After a short scuffle, Sankey was taken into custody with the help of Sergeant Robert McLeary. The student victim confirmed Sankey was the subject who harassed her, and he was arrested for harassment, criminal trespass II and issued a new exclusion.

April 25

Parking Structure Three
Officer Gary Smeltzer and Officer Chose were dispatched to a report of a suspicious male following another suspicious male at 9:50 a.m. Officers contacted the suspect, non-student David Sankey, on the east side of the Science Research and Teaching Center. The subject who reported the issue flagged officers down only long enough to point out Sankey and then left the area. Sankey was known to be excluded from campus, and was arrested for criminal trespass II and lodged at Multnomah County Detention Center.

Café Yumm
Officer Chose received a report from a student who stated between 12:45 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. his phone was stolen from either Café Yumm or the fourth floor study lounge in Smith Memorial Student Union.

Epler residence hall
At 5:24 p.m. Officer Murphy found non-student James L. Shannon asleep on the west side of the building. Shannon is a registered sex offender with an extensive criminal history. He was issued a PSU exclusion.

April 26

Blumel residence hall
Officers Buck and Rominger and Sergeant McLeary contacted and arrested non-student David Sankey at 1:52 a.m., as he was previously excluded on April 24. Sankey was lodged for criminal trespass II at Multnomah County Detention Center.

Southwest Sixth Avenue and Jackson Street
At 6:30 a.m. Officer Smeltzer received a report from a University of Oregon student who stated she set her wallet down in Starbucks while picking up her order and forgot it. Once she realized it was missing and returned to Starbucks her wallet was gone.

Student Conduct
Broadway residence hall
Officer Fischer responded to a report of marijuana odor coming from one of the rooms at 11 p.m. Officer Fischer announced himself as well as the Resident Assistants and contacted six PSU students as well as non-students Kelvyn Nickerson and Anthony Amato, who were found to be in possession of ale and marijuana. Report forwarded to the Dean of Student Life.

April 27

Harder House, east side
At 8:39 p.m. Officer Shawn McKenzie contacted non-students Crystal Blendu and Samuel Spiegel. Blendu had a felony warrant for heroin and was arrested on the warrant and for attempted unlawful possession of heroin and issued a PSU exclusion.

Unlawful Entry into Motor Vehicle
Southwest Broadway and Montgomery Street
Officer McKenzie and Officer David Troppe responded to a report of a car break-in by a student. A Mac laptop and a purse with $60 worth of items were taken from the car.