Crime Blotter April 7-14

April 7

Theft
Epler Residence Hall/King Albert Residence Hall
Officer Peter Ward received a report from a student who stated between 9 p.m. on April 6 and 7:40 a.m. on April 7, her bicycle, which was secured to the bike rack between the residence halls, was stolen.

Theft
Academic & Student Rec Center
At 6:30 p.m. Officer David Baker received a report from a student who stated his bicycle was stolen from the northwest corner of the building between 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The cable lock used to secure the bike was found cut.

April 8

Arrest
Science Research Teaching Center
Officer David Troppe, Officer Shawn McKenzie, and Officer Chris Fischer were patrolling at 4:39 a.m. when they observed non-student Edward Panice walking in above area with a bicycle over his shoulder. Due to recent bike thefts, the officers stopped and contacted Panice to confirm his ownership of the bike. Panice had a knife on his hip and Officer Fischer conducted a frisk for other weapons which resulted in locating a set of brass knuckles in Panice’s back pocket. Panice was discovered to have an outstanding warrant for trespass and a prior PSU exclusion and was taken into custody. Search incident to arrest located a marijuana cigarette, a check made out to someone other than Panice, six counterfeit $20 bills and a baggie of methamphetamine. Panice was arrested on the warrant and charged with criminal trespass II, felony possession of concealed weapon, possession of forgery tools, and lodged at Multnomah County Detention Center.

Arrest
XSB parking lot
At 8:56 p.m. Officer Baker and Officer Denae Murphy contacted non-students Brian Esperes and Daniel Foley for having open containers of alcohol. Foley was discovered to have an outstanding felony warrant, was arrested on said warrant and lodged at Multnomah County Detention Center.

April 9

Arrest
University Center Building
Officer Brenton Chose and Officer Baker were dispatched to a report of a male subject sleeping in the south stairwell alcove at 3:53 p.m. Upon arrival, officers contacted non-student John Saranova who initially gave a false name of John Vanhouten and was visibly intoxicated, to the degree of being unable to care for himself. Saranova was arrested for criminal trespass II and transported to Multnomah County Detention Center. Upon arrival at the jail, Saranova’s condition deteriorated and he was refused admission to the jail by jail medical staff. Saranova was issued a citation in lieu of arrest for the trespass charge and transported to a local hospital by ambulance.

Unauthorized entry into motor vehicles
Parking Structure Three
At 11:33 p.m. Officer Brian Rominger, Officer Jon Buck, and Sergeant Robert McLeary discovered five vehicles that appeared to have been broken into via broken windows. Several items were missing from each vehicle and some of this property was located in the other victimized vehicles. Three of the five registered owners were successfully contacted. An additional registered owner contacted officers on April 12 advising property was found in his vehicle that didn’t belong to him.

April 10

Arrest
Southwest Fifth Avenue and Market Street
Officers Buck and Rominger observed an elderly man, non-student George L. Hunt, crawling on his stomach near the bus stop in above area at 11:03 p.m. Hunt was contacted and determined to be extremely intoxicated. Hunt was discovered to have three outstanding warrants, two of which he was issued criminal citations in lieu of arrests, and the third for which he was lodged at Multnomah County Detention Center.

April 11

Criminal Mischief
University Technology Services Building
At 4:02 a.m. Officer Rominger was dispatched to a report of a broken window on the south entrance doors. Upon arrival Officer Rominger found the outer pane had been broken but was still intact with a spider web fracture throughout, ready to shatter. The scene was taped off until facilities could arrive to place a wood plank over the door.

April 12

Arrest
Southwest 11th Avenue and Market Street
Officer Buck contacted non-student Samuel H. Corbett on university property in above area. Corbett was discovered to have two outstanding misdemeanor warrants and was found to be in possession of a marijuana pipe which he admitted to using to smoke marijuana on Portland State property. Corbett was issued a PSU exclusion, arrested on the two warrants, and lodged at Multnomah County Detention Center.

Exclusion
Millar Library
At 12:50 p.m. Officer Gary Smeltzer issued an exclusion to non-student Katryn Kuzmich, who had been a disruptive yet elusive presence in the library on many prior occasions, to where library staff was instructed to call Campus Public Safety on her return.