Crime Blotter Feb. 14–18

Feb. 14

Smith Memorial Student Union
Around 1:10 p.m. officers excluded non-student Joshawn Douglas for following women around on campus.

Millar Library
At 5:06 p.m. officers responded to a burglary from three lockers in the employee area of the library. The suspect is a white male who wore a dark hoodie and blue jeans. He allegedly stole keys, a MacBook Pro, credit cards and multiple coats.


Feb. 15

Criminal Mischief/Exclusion
Cramer Hall
At 7:30 p.m. officers issued an exclusion to a non-student for vandalizing a garbage can in Cramer Hall’s basement.


Feb. 16

Fire Alarm
University Place Hotel
Around 2:00 p.m. officers responded to a fire alarm at UP. The officers did not locate a fire and deemed the alarm activation accidental.


Feb. 17

Cramer Hall
A non-student was issued an exclusion after approaching a student of color on the second floor of Cramer Hall and asking if they needed an immigration lawyer. The incident caused the student to feel unsafe.

Epler Hall
Non-student Zachary David Philpott was issued an exclusion from Epler around 11:00 p.m. Philpott was in possession of a long and sharp bladed instrument but was voluntarily released. Officers found out later Philpott had been trying to enter rooms.

Criminal Mischief/Exclusion
Hoffman Hall
At 6:30 p.m. a non-student was issued a citation and an exclusion after damaging components of a PA system and causing a disturbance during the Freethinkers PSU event.


Feb. 18

Vehicle Break-in/Theft
Parking Structure 1
Around 10:00 a.m. an officer took a phone call reporting a non-student vehicle break-in and theft that happened between 5:40 p.m. on Feb. 16, and 2:00 p.m. on Feb. 17. A wallet, HP-branded laptop, and large brown rolling suitcase were stolen.

Streetcar–Urban Center Stop
Around 1:10 p.m. officers responded to a request from a Portland Bureau of Transportation officer regarding a non-student who had spat in their face. The individual was removed from the streetcar and officers are investigating offenses of aggravated harassment and interfering with public transportation.