Crime Blotter Jan. 6-13

Jan. 6

Burglary
School of Education and Business Administration
Officer Gregory Marks received a report of a burglary between Jan. 3 and Jan. 6, where entry was forced into room 412, and office equipment, including two laptops, were stolen. No further information available.

Burglary
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Officer Marks received a report of a second office being burglarized over the weekend and a digital camera being stolen; no signs of forced entry. No further information available.

Jan. 7

Theft
Blumel bike shed
Officer Peter Ward received a report from a student who stated his locked and secured bicycle was stolen from the secure bike building on Dec. 24, 2013. No further information available.

Disturbance
Academic Student Recreation Center
At 9:17 p.m. Officer David Baker responded to a report of a disturbance. A male subject attempted to gain entry into the Rec Center but was denied due to no student record being found. The subject stormed past the Rec Center entry point and attempted to enter the women’s locker room, yelling profanities and claiming to be a basketball player, then knocked over a sign when leaving the building. Subject was described as a white male adult, 25 years of age, about six feet tall and weighing 160 pounds, blonde hair, wearing a black sleeveless shirt, black sweatpants, pink underwear, and a black stocking hat. An area check was performed with negative results.

Arrest
Smith Memorial Student Union, basement
Officer Denae Murphy and Officer Baker contacted non-student Storm Farina in the game room at 6:20 p.m. as she was observed to be falling asleep in a chair. After some investigation, Officer Baker spotted a tourniquet coming out of Farina’s pocket. Once under arrest, several syringes, stolen credit cards, identification cards, valuables, a methamphetamine pipe and other drug paraphernalia were found on Farina’s person. Farina admitted to taking the property and using the methamphetamine pipe. The victim of the stolen cards was located, confirmed they were her cards and came to claim her property. Farina was lodged at Multnomah County Detention Center for attempted possession of heroin, attempted possession of methamphetamine, and theft II/theft of lost/mislaid property.

Jan. 8

Arrest
At 1:38 a.m. Officer Shawn McKenzie contacted and arrested non-student Ethan Fox on a felony warrant. No further information available.

Arrest
Officer Chris Fischer arrested a PSU student at 11:10 p.m. for felony and misdemeanor charges in connection with “ZEN” graffiti tags on campus. No further information available.

Burglary
Blumel bike shed
At 4:04 a.m. Officer Gary Smeltzer responded to an additional burglary at above location, by the same suspect. The only damage besides break in damage was to a student’s U-lock. A pair of wire cutting pliers were found on scene and submitted to Oregon State Police crime lab for latent prints and DNA analysis.

Theft
Neuberger Hall, second floor
Officer Brenton Chose received a report at 6:56 p.m. from a student of her wallet and iPhone being stolen from the women’s restroom between 5 p.m. and 5:10 p.m.

Student Conduct
Ondine residence hall, lobby
At 11:53 p.m. Sergeant Michael Anderson contacted a PSU student sleeping in the Ondine lobby. The same student was contacted the night prior by Officer Fischer for the same activity. The student was upset when told to leave the lobby. Report forwarded to dean of Student Life and Resident Life.

Theft
Science Building One, south side
Officer Smeltzer received a report from a PSU employee that the seat and seat post of his bicycle were stolen between 9:30 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. while it was parked on the south side of the building. The seat and post were not quick release so it was deduced that tools must have been used in the crime.

Theft
University Center Building, basement parking lot
At 12:51 p.m. Officer Nichola Higbee received a report from a student who stated she parked her car at 10 a.m. and returned at 12:50 p.m. to find the driver side window shattered and a wallet stolen. When cancelling her credit cards the student was alerted by her bank of several transactions that had just occurred at McDonald’s, Target, and for parking.

Jan. 9

Suspicious Person
University Pointe
Officer Chose received a report from a student of a suspicious person she encountered on Jan. 8 at 10:30 p.m. Student was waiting for her boyfriend to let her into the building and an unknown suspicious male was standing behind her and staring at her. The subject followed her into the building and when a University Pointe security guard asked if he was a resident, the subject said he was “with his girl” and gestured at the student. The student made it safely onto the elevator with her boyfriend without further incident from the subject. Subject is described as a black male adult in his mid-30s, about 5-feet 6-inches tall, wearing a grey hoodie and grey sweatpants.

Theft
Science Building One, south side
At 12:13 p.m. Officer Higbee received a report from a student who stated he last saw his bicycle secured to the building with a U-lock on Jan. 8 at 11 a.m. and returned at 8 p.m. to discover his bike missing and half of his U-lock on the ground.

Criminal Mischief
Smith Memorial Student Union, second floor
Officer Jon Buck received a report of the men’s restroom being vandalized by smearing of feces. This incident is almost identical to one that occurred Nov. 27, 2013.

Theft
Lincoln Hall
Officer Smeltzer received a report of a stereo receiver being stolen from room 209 between Jan. 7 at 10 p.m. and Jan. 9 at 9:30 a.m.

Jan. 10

Student Conduct
Southwest Fifth Avenue and Southwest Hall Street
Officers Chose and Buck contacted a PSU student attempting to conceal an open 750 mL bottle of “Absinthe” liquor under his jacket. Student was 18 years of age and not legally allowed to possess or consume alcohol and had an open container of alcohol on a public sidewalk. This student was previously observed by a resident assistant in a stairwell, which smelled of marijuana, passing a glass pipe and concealing an object under his jacket. Report forwarded to Dean of Student Life, Housing and the CARE team.

Jan. 11

Arrest
Broadway residence hall
At 5:56 a.m. Officer Brian Rominger and Officer Buck responded to a report of a suspicious person attempting to gain entry to the building. Upon arrival, officers contacted a PSU student who was visibly intoxicated and stated he got locked out of the residence hall. An access badge check revealed his access was deactivated the day prior for unknown reasons. Student also had an outstanding warrant, which he was arrested on and lodged at Multnomah County Detention Center without incident.