Crime Blotter June 13–22

June 13

Theft II
Broadway Housing Building
A student reported that his blue and white mountain bike was stolen from the north side of the Broadway Housing Building. The bike was secured with a cable lock and stolen somewhere between 8 p.m. on June 13 and 3 p.m. on June 15. No further information available.

Trespass II/PSU Exclusion Notices
Broadway Housing Building
At 2:14 a.m., CPSO responded to the Broadway Housing Building on a report of two individuals believed to be non-students inside the lobby of Broadway. Non-students Carson P. Meyrick and Robin L. Holaday were contacted on the north side loading dock while loading items from a dumpster into a vehicle. Meyrick provided the names of Paul A. Flentge and Carson P. Flentge before his true identity was determined. Meyrick had a current Portland State exclusion on file issued by Sergeant Michael Anderson on October 27, 2013. Officer Jon Buck issued Meyrick an updated PSU exclusion and Holaday a PSU exclusion. Meyrick was arrested, transported and lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center on the charge of Criminal Trespass II.

An “X-acto” style cutting instrument was found on Meyrick’s person. It is believed that Meyrick was in possession of a large knife with a wooden handle when initially contacted. This knife was located in the passenger seat of the associated vehicle.

June 14

Criminal Mischief II
Montgomery Housing Building
At 2:54 a.m., Sergeant Robert McCleary, Officer Brian Rominger and Officer Buck responded to the Montgomery Housing Building on a report of a male who broke a glass window on the northeast entry door that faces the courtyard. Residents heard a lot of slamming which reportedly sounded like a fist against the wood door, followed by the breaking sound of glass. A resident looked out their kitchen window from an upper apartment and saw a male next to the door. The resident said that the male ran through the courtyard to the Park Blocks after the window had been broken. When interviewed regarding the incident, the male was heavily intoxicated, but claimed that he did not break the glass window in the door. It appeared that glass fragments were found on the soles of a pair of shoes, which were located inside his apartment. Officer Rominger took the male into custody and transported him to the Multnomah County Detention Center where he was lodged for Criminal Mischief II.

Sexual Assault
University Pointe
At approximately 10:50 p.m., Officer Buck was dispatched to Oregon Health & Science University to meet with Portland Police on the report of a sexual assault that occurred at PSU in the early morning hours of June 14. Officer Buck and a Portland Police officer made contact with the reported female victim, a PSU student, in a private exam room. It was determined that the event occurred off campus at the University Pointe apartments between the hours of 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. The Portland Police Bureau took the initial report and is actively investigating the assault.

Water Leak
Science Research and Teaching Center
At 3:12 p.m., Officer Brenton Chose was dispatched to the Science Research and Teaching Center for the report of flooding in rooms 107 and 101, where water was reportedly coming from the ceiling. Water was found to be leaking from the ceiling onto the floor and all computers and electronics had been moved out of the way and power towels were placed on the floor. Officer Chose went to the second floor to room 201, but did not have a key for the room. Through a glass panel on the door, Officer Chose was able to see that the possible cause of the flooding was an ice machine. Officer Chose had dispatch call facilities to alert them of the flooding.

Offensive Littering
Science Research and Education Building
At approximately 1:30 a.m., Officer Buck contacted a student while he was urinating on the northwest corner of the Science Research and Education Building. The student was visibly intoxicated and admitted to consuming three mixed drinks at a house party. He is 20 years old and not legally allowed to consume alcohol. He also admitted to urinating on the wall and sidewalk of the building. He was able to care for himself and was given a courtesy transport back to his residence.

June 17

Criminal Mischief I
Ondine Parking Lot
Officer David Troppe spoke with a student in regards to her car being keyed. She stated she parked in the lower Ondine parking lot when her car was keyed. The keying occurred between June 15 and June 17. The car was keyed the entire length of the passenger side and the word “bitch” was keyed into the passenger door. She did not know who damaged the car and there are no cameras in the area.

Missing Fern Trees/No Crime
Peter Scott Center
CPSO was alerted in regards to six fern trees believed by staff to have been stolen from the Peter Scott Center. Staff members initially did not know that the ferns were rented and were not stopping people from taking them after graduation. Because of the miscommunication, CPSO did not believe that a crime was committed and the PSC staff and the graduate school staff would have to work out who was going to pay for the missing ferns.

June 18

University Honors
At 7:01 p.m., Officer Chose and Officer David Baker contacted non-students Amin Zaidan and two other persons on the north side of University Honors for suspicions of smoking marijuana. Zaidan appeared to be in possession of marijuana. The other two persons ran from the location when asked for their identification. Since there was no reason to detain the other two persons, they did not pursue them. Zaidan was in possession of a pipe with marijuana residue. Zaidan was issued a PSU exclusion.

Parkway Housing
At 7:15 p.m., Officers Baker and Chose were called to the west side of Parkway Housing for the report of an intoxicated transient harassing residents. They contacted non-student Jody Decke and issued him a PSU exclusion for yelling at students and causing a disturbance.

False Fire Alarm
Smith Memorial Student Union
At 12:47 p.m., Officer Gary Smeltzer responded to a fire alarm in PSU’s SMSU. The alarm was precipitated by a faulty smoke detector in the kitchen, which resulted in a building wide evacuation and the arrival of Portland Fire Bureau personnel. Facilities are repairing the system.

June 19

Student Conduct
University Services Building, Academic & Career Services
At 2:23 p.m. Officer Nichola Higbee and Officers Smeltzer and Chose responded to the fourth floor of the above building for the report of a male and female yelling at each other in the hallway outside the Academic and Career Services office. They contacted a student and two non-student males in the hallway. The student admitted to getting into an argument with the two males (her husband and brother) because she scheduled an appointment for them to speak with an adviser about becoming students and the two males didn’t want to be students. Officers convinced the group to reschedule their appointment and come back when they had decided if going to PSU was right for them.

Trespass II and Disorderly Conduct II
At about 6:40 a.m. Officers Rominger and Buck contacted and subsequently arrested non-student Zachary Taylor near the intersection of Southwest 6th Avenue and Harrison Street on the charges of Criminal Trespass II and Disorderly Conduct II.

The initial report to dispatch was that a suspicious male, wearing no shoes and yelling at the top of his lungs was causing public alarm on the south side of the University Center Building. Officer Buck contacted Taylor after he was observed entering the east side entrance to Parking Structure 1. Taylor appeared to be under the influence of narcotics; his behavior was causing public alarm by his screaming of violent threats, racist remarks and his overall violent demeanor. Taylor repeatedly hit his head against the inside cage of Officer Buck’s patrol car and spit mucous and blood throughout the backseat after being taken into custody. American Medical Response arrived to evaluate the self-inflicted injury to his forehead outside the Multnomah County Detention Center. Taylor was issued a citation for the charges of criminal trespass II and disorderly conduct II. Officer Buck also issued Taylor a PSU exclusion.

June 20

Physical harassment
University Place
At 11:56 a.m. a student/employee, while at the helm of the University Place parking kiosk, was grabbed by the front of his shirt and shaken by an irate customer. Officer Smeltzer was able to reach a civil compromise between the two in the form of an apology from the customer.

Warrant Arrest/Exclusion
Parking Structure One
At 10:59 p.m., Officer Buck contacted non-student Lilia Mikhailichenko and non-student Woodrow W. Strickland II on the sixth floor of Parking Structure One near the southeast stairwell. Mikhailichenko and Strickland II did not have a vehicle in the garage nor were they associated with PSU in any way. Mikhailichenko had a misdemeanor warrant out of Marion County for fraudulent use of a credit card and theft III. Officer Bucker issued both Mikhailichenko and Strickland II PSU exclusions. Mikhailichenko was transported and lodged at Multnomah County Detention Center on her warrant.

June 22

Engineering Building
At 7:01 p.m., Officer Denae Murphy and Officer Baker contacted non-student Timothy Hurley on the east side of the engineering building and issued him a PSU exclusion for panhandling/soliciting on campus. Officers also observed Hurley urinating on the wall of the adjacent apartment complex.

Unauthorized Entry of Motor Vehicle, Criminal Mischief II, Theft 3
Parking Structure Three
At 10:06 a.m. Officer David Troppe spoke with a student in Parking Structure Three regarding a vehicle break-in. The rear window on the passenger side of the black Mercury Milan was broken. The student stated that he thought a black laptop case was missing, but was not sure what was in the case. Officer Chris Fischer had secured a black laptop bag in parking Structure Three and passed on that the bag could belong to the student. Officer Troppe informed the student of this information.

Warrant Arrest, Theft of Lost/Mislaid Property
Parking Structure Three
At 3:09 a.m. Officer Fischer, Sergeant McCleary and Officer Rominger contacted two individuals seen entering the northwest stairwell of Parking Structure Three. The first, non-student Alec T. Blanchard, and the second, non-student Sheri Lynn Hobbs claimed to have been looking at a computer laptop bag inside the stairwell. Blanchard had a felony warrant for unlawful use of a motor vehicle. Blanchard was initially uncooperative when being placed in handcuffs, but later complied. Blanchard was then transported to the Multnomah County Detention Center where he was lodged on the felony warrant. Blanchard was also issued a PSU exclusion.

Officer Fischer cited Hobbs for theft of lost, mislaid or misdelivered property after a consented search of Hobbs’ backpack revealed multiple Oregon drivers licenses, a passport, a social security card and several credit cards. Hobbs claimed a wallet was given to her containing these items and she had not taken the appropriate steps to turn them in because she did not have time.