Crime Blotter March 31-April 7

MARCH 31

ARREST
South Park Blocks
Officer Denae Murphy observed non-student Ken Malmister sleeping on a bench at 3:29 p.m. Murphy contacted Malmister to warn him about camping in the park and discovered he had two outstanding warrants. Malmister was arrested on said warrants and lodged at Multnomah County Detention Center.

THEFT
Academic Student Rec Center
At 5:26 p.m., Officer David Baker received a report from a student that her wallet was stolen out of her purse while waiting for the MAX on the west side of the building. No further information available.

April 1

ARREST
University Center Building
At 11:37 p.m. Officer David Troppe and Officer Shawn McKenzie observed non-student Jake Murphy sleeping on the sidewalk just west of the entrance to the building. Murphy had multiple backpacks scattered around him. Officers proceeded east and observed non-student Jordan Storer inside the north entrance to the building, sitting on the floor and charging his phone. Officers contacted Storer, whose explanation of why he was in a locked PSU building at 11:30 p.m. differed from the story Murphy gave when contacted. Storer was issued a PSU exclusion and a citation in lieu of arrest for criminal trespass II. Officer Chris Fischer issued a PSU exclusion to Murphy.

April 2

ARREST
Academic Student Rec Center
Officer Fischer arrested non-student Mariah Foote on a warrant at 3 a.m. Foote was lodged at Multnomah County Detention Center. No further information available.

EXCLUSION
Academic Student Rec Center
At 7:15 p.m. Officer Brenton Chose and Officer Baker contacted non-student Jason Vantress after observing him attempting to manipulate the U-lock of a bicycle secured near the southwest corner of the building. Vantress initially ignored verbal commands and attempted to leave the area. After being detained in handcuffs, Vantress claimed the bike belonged to a friend of his. The bike appears to have been abandoned for approximately a month. Vantress was issued a PSU exclusion and released without further incident.

April 3

EXCLUSION
Academic Student Rec Center
Officer Jon Buck, and Officers Troppe and McKenzie, observed non-student Matthew Koontz sitting against the wall with his head between his knees at 12:28 a.m. Upon contact it was determined that Koontz was intoxicated, but he denied detox, stating he was catching a bus to Gresham in seven minutes. At 1:01 a.m., Officer Buck observed Koontz sleeping in an alcove on the east side of the building. Officers recontacted him, and Officer Troppe issued Koontz a PSU exclusion. Koontz left the area without further incident.

THEFT
Cramer Hall
At 10:47 a.m. Officer Nichola Higbee received a report from OIT staff that sometime between April 2 at 4:20 p.m. and April 3 at 10 a.m. a DVI Over-Coak Receiver worth $250 was stolen from room 71A, which is continuously locked and had no signs of forced entry.

THEFT
Blumel Residence Hall, Bike Hub, Cramer Hall
Officer Higbee received a report from Bike Hub staff at 11:18 a.m. stating Hex wrenches from three of the bike fix-it stations in above areas were stolen between March 1 and April 3. The cables where the wrenches were attached to were twisted or cut.

THEFT
Lincoln Hall
At 2:15 p.m. Officer Fischer received a report from an unknown instructor who stated a Dell monitor was stolen from room 247. Due to the information available it is unclear when the monitor was last seen in the room. No further information available.

April 4

FAIL TO PERFORM DUTIES OF A DRIVER
Parking Structure Three
Officer Fischer received a report from a student at 2 p.m. that while she was in class on April 1 her vehicle was struck by an unknown vehicle. No further information available.

THEFT
Smith Memorial Student Union
Officer Chose received a report from a student that on April 3 between 1:30 p.m. and 4:20 p.m. her jacket and Samsung Galaxy phone were stolen from the fourth floor student lounge.

ARREST
Blumel Residence Hall
At 11:11 p.m. Officer Brian Rominger, and Officers Buck and Fischer, responded to a report that a suspicious male subject, who a student and resident of Blumel had reported earlier in the day was yelling at her child, had returned to the area and was in the hallway of Blumel on the seventh floor. Officers located the subject, non-student Eric Christian Nunez, in one of the dorm rooms. Nunez initially gave the false name of Eric Miles. Nunez’s identity was confirmed and he was discovered to have an outstanding warrant for dangerous drugs. Nunez was arrested on the warrant, issued a PSU exclusion and lodged at Multnomah County Detention Center.

Officer Fischer and Sergeant Robert McLeary returned to the dorm room where Nunez had been located and ProStaff administratively keyed into the apartment, which was found to be in very poor condition. Syringe caps, blood soaked paper towels and napkins, metal cookers, cotton balls, and small clear plastic baggies that appeared to contain suspected contraband were located throughout the apartment. Due to the condition of the dorm and bio-hazard dangers, appropriate personnel were notified and the student residents of the dorm were removed from the apartment and put up in a room at a different location, being advised to not have visitors due to concerns about heroin use. Precautions were taken to prevent unauthorized entry at the dorm in Blumel. The report was forwarded to the Dean of Student Life and Housing.

April 5

ARREST
Cramer Hall
Sergeant Robert McLeary contacted non-student Paul Kwapich on the second floor at 7:15 p.m. Kwapich was discovered to have an outstanding warrant, was arrested on said warrant and lodged at Multnomah County Detention Center.

THEFT
Millar Library
Officer Chose received a report from a student who stated between 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. her laptop was stolen from the second floor Learning Center while she was at the printer.

ARREST
Smith Memorial Student Union
At 7:44 p.m. Officer Murphy contacted and arrested previously excluded non-student Storm A. Farrina, who was found in the gender-neutral restroom. Farrina was suspected to be using drugs, as used needles were found in his backpack. Farrina was arrested for criminal trespass II, and his probation officer issued a probation violation detainer for him as well. Farrina was lodged at Multnomah County Detention Center.

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY
University Center Building
Officer Murphy received a report from the owner of We Be Weiners food cart, Ronald Cunningham, who stated entry was attempted into his food cart, causing $400-$500 worth of damage to the door. No further information available.

April 6

FELONY CRIMINAL MISCHIEF
XSB building
At 1:24 a.m. Officers Rominger, Fischer, and Buck contacted a student and non-student William Witzig on the west side of Montgomery Residence Hall. Witzig had a large laceration to his right arm and was bleeding profusely. Medics were requested for Witzig and Officer Buck provided first aid to slow the bleeding. Witzig was transported to a local hospital. Officer Fischer discovered while speaking with the student that Witzig had kicked and broken the two double pane glass windows in the entrance doors to the XSB building. The student stated that Witzig used his arm to break an office window, which resulted in the laceration on his arm. Evidence was gathered from the scene in order to obtain a blood sample to send to the Oregon State Police crime lab. Officer Rominger attempted to contact Witzig at the hospital but he had left on his own without receiving treatment. Witizig came to the Campus Public Safety Office later in the day, at 10:30 p.m., provided the clothing he wore when breaking the window, and was interviewed by Officer Fischer.

ARREST
XSB building
Officers were advised of a female subject slumped over in her vehicle, which was running, at 2:04 a.m., and a check of her welfare was requested. Officer Buck contacted non-student Brittany J. Brigham, who had three outstanding misdemeanor warrants. Officer Buck observed in plain view on the driver’s seat a loaded syringe containing heroin. Brigham informed Officer Buck she had methamphetamine, heroin, and used syringes in her vehicle and gave him consent to search. During the search a clear plastic bag of methamphetamine, two glass pipes with suspected methamphetamine residue, four Alprazolam one-milligram pills, and numerous used syringes were located. Brigham was arrested on the three warrants, unlawful possession of methamphetamine, and attempted unlawful possession of heroin and lodged at Multnomah County Detention Center.

April 7

ARREST
Parking Structure One
While patrolling with Officer Troppe at 2:09 a.m., Officer Fischer observed a subject in the parking structure looking into the Zipcars parked there. As officers came around the corner, Officer Troppe observed non-student Christopher Boyle walk from the sidewalk into the parking structure. Upon entering the structure, officers observed non-student Jeffrey Bronleewe looking into a white Nissan Altima. Vehicles in the area showed no signs of break-ins. Boyle was issued a PSU exclusion and told to leave the area. Officer Fischer arrested Bronleewe for criminal trespass II and a search incident to arrest located two needles, two cookers and a glass pipe in an eyeglass case. Bronleewe was issued a citation in lieu of arrest for the trespass charge, and a PSU exclusion.

ARREST
Southwest Market Street and Southwest Twelfth Avenue
At 3:41 a.m. Officers Troppe and Fischer observed non-students Jordan Gress and Todd Billinghurst cross the above intersection and walk south. The subjects were later observed walking past Blumel Residence Hall, and after circling the area, officers observed Gress standing by herself between Science Building One and the Science Research and Teaching Center. When officers contacted her she gave a false name, which was listed as an alias for her real name. Gress was discovered to have an outstanding felony warrant and was arrested on said warrant and lodged at Multnomah County Detention Center. Billinghurst became upset when Gress was arrested but left the area without incident.