Crime Blotter: March 13-27

March 13

Portland Police Bureau Assist/Domestic Violence
SW 13th Avenue and Montgomery Street
Officers Ward and Troppe encountered a domestic disturbance between non-student homeless persons May Bailey and Nicholas Newsom. PPB also arrived after a call relating to the dispute, and arrested Newsom on domestic violence charges. PPB logged the Campus Public Safety Office’s body camera footage as evidence and requested a domestic violence advocate to speak to Bailey subsequently.

March 14

Warrant Arrest
University Services Building
Officers Murphy and Dewey approached non-student Job Knospen on a dispatch about a suspicious person at USB. Knospen claimed to be a student and late for a meeting, and provided his social security number for identity verification. CPSO verified his identity, as well as an outstanding warrant for trespassing II. They arrested Knospen and issued him an exclusion order, before lodging him in the Multnomah County Detention Center.

Arrest: Unlawful Entry Vehicle/Tresspass II/Resist Arrest/Exclusion
Parking Structure I
Officer Ward contacted non-student suspect Frederick Olson getting out of a silver Saturn after a report of a suspicious person on a bike. Olson resisted arrest and Officer Troppe arrived to assist Ward in restraining Olson. The Portland State student owner of the Saturn was contacted, and reported that nothing was taken from the vehicle. Olson was arrested, detained to the Montgomery County Detention Center and given an exclusion order.

March 15

Public and Private Indecency
Urban Studies Building
Officer Marks arrested non-student Timothy Wilson for public and private indecency on the second floor of the PSU Urban Studies Building. Marks’ report did not specify the nature of the indecent act.

Criminal Trespassing II
Millar Library
Officer Murphy responded to a warning by Officer Higbee that excluded non-student Dejuan Carter was in the library, a day after a previous incident in the same location. Murphy, Higbee and Officer Dewey notified Carter that he was excluded from the library and took him into custody. CPSO transported him to MCDC on criminal trespass II charges.

Exclusion Order
University Center Building
Officer Murphy contacted non-student Abdirashid Atoye in the UCB parking lot. Atoye was issued an exclusion order after his behavior on campus over the previous week, including an incident in which he was the subject of a call involving broken glass on March 11.

March 16

IPad theft
Millar Library
A PSU employee reported that a loaner iPad from the Millar Library circulation desk went missing. Officials were able to confirm that the iPad spent 12 hours in the library after being returned by a loanee, but closed the case due to a lack of investigative leads.

March 17

Bias Crime
SW 4th Avenue and Market Street
After a report by a faculty or staff member who was threatened based on sexual orientation, Officer Smeltzer located suspect David McCollough, who was engaged in a fight with an unnamed male. Smeltzer arrested McCollough and detained him at MCDC without further incident.

March 21

Fire Alarm
Broadway Building
Officer Ward responded to a fire alarm at the Broadway Housing Building, along with the Portland Fire Department. Fire officials discovered the alarm’s source as an overloaded washing machine, which resulted in fumes that set off the sensor. The fire department reset the alarm without incident, and PSU Facilities locked the laundry room until it could be addressed.

Portland Police Bureau Assist: Arrest
Lincoln Hall
CPSO responded to calls about a man threatening passers-by and claiming he had a gun. Officers Troppes and Marks located and detained non-student suspect Scott Allan Broyles at SW 10th Avenue and Clay Street until the Portland Police Bureau arrived to make an arrest. Broyles had unspecified warrants and was lodged at the MCDC.

Warrant Arrest
Blumel Bike Garage
Officers Fischer and Rominger located a male inside a dumpster. Both officers gave the subject a warning after gathering his information. The subject was checked for warrants and was wanted. The subject was re-contacted and arrested without incident.

March 22

Abandoned Property
Broadway Building
Officer Rominger met with Pro Staff outside of the room regarding property that had been abandoned by a former student, including a few miscellaneous clothing items and a marijuana bong. Items were disposed of.

March 25

Smith Memorial Student Union, basement kitchen
An Aramark employee found a person described as a w/m/a transient, wearing dirty clothing and having long dirty brown hair in the walk-in fridge taking food from the freezer and placing the food into a couple of backpacks. When confronted, the subject stated he was hungry. The subject was asked to leave, and left with the stolen food.

March 27

Arrest: Possession of Burglar Tools and Heroin
Parking Structure 3
Officer Fischer and Office Rominger saw a group of four or five people wearing masks in the NW alcove of PS3. One man ran away, and two were arrested for possession of burglar tools, heroin, and lost/mislaid property.