Crime Blotter Nov. 13 – Nov. 17

Crime Blotter

Nov. 13

Smith Memorial Student Union

At 2:00 a.m. Officers Shawn McKenzie and Chris Fischer-Williams located non-student Ezra Salken, who was asleep on the basement level of SMSU. Salken was initially uncooperative. An exclusion was issued.

Theft by deception
Urban Plaza

A student reported that on Nov. 11 at 2:00 p.m. he was approached on the east side of the Urban Plaza by a black male and female. They convinced him to trade them $200 cash in return for a $655 check. The check later bounced because the account associated with the check was a closed account. This case was similar to two other cases that occurred on campus in the last month. Officer Jared Schuurmans took a report on Oct. 20 and Officer Nichola Higbee took a report on Nov. 1.

Later in the day on Nov. 13 the victim told Officer Brenton Chose that he had arranged with the subject over the phone to meet up that evening in the Urban Plaza to give the subject the remainder of the $455 that he “owed” him. Officers Smeltzer, Baker, Ward and Chose waited at the Urban Plaza and contacted non-student Matthew Wade as he approached the victim. The victim said that he had not met Wade, a white male, before. Wade said that he had come to the Urban Plaza to clear his name and tell the victim that he had nothing to do with the fraud. Wade, on probation for rape, was interviewed and let go with a PSU exclusion.

Smith Memorial Student Union

At 4:19 p.m. Officer Baker took a cell phone theft report from a student who had left her Google Nexus in the fourth floor gender-neutral restroom of SMSU. The student left the cell phone at 9:30 a.m. and discovered it was missing at 9:50 a.m. No further information can be provided at this time.

Urban Center Building

At 5:29 p.m., Officers Denae Murphy and David Baker contacted non-student Eric Greenwood in the above building. He was issued a PSU exclusion for trespassing in an academic space. Greenwood had been previously warned regarding entering academic spaces, and is flagged in the Portland Police Data System as “resists arrest.”

University Place Hotel

At 5:21 p.m. Officers Peter Ward, Gary Smeltzer and Baker responded to the above hotel on a report of a male causing a disturbance in the lobby. Officer Baker contacted Leslie Jones, who is not affiliated with Portland State. He learned that Jones was a guest at the hotel and was upset because staff refused to provide him a room key without identification. Jones stated that he was in extreme pain and was staying at the hotel on a voucher from Oregon Health & Science University because he had surgery the following morning. Officers were able to restore peace and clear the call.

At 6:11 p.m. Officers Ward and Baker responded to the hotel regarding Jones causing a disturbance in the hotel’s restaurant. According to staff, Jones became irate and started yelling and cussing because he did not want to wait any longer for his chicken dinner. The on-duty manager decided that Jones could remain in the hotel due to the special circumstances, but he was excluded from the restaurant and any future issues would result in his removal from the hotel. Officer Ward and Officer Baker contacted Jones and communicated the manager’s conditions. Officer Baker further warned Jones that any future disturbances that evening would result in his removal from the hotel and an arrest for disorderly conduct. Jones was agitated, but agreed to remain in his room and avoid future issues.

Fraudulent use of a credit card

At 7:30 p.m. Officer Baker took a phone report regarding fraudulent charges to a woman’s credit card. On Nov. 10 at 8:58 p.m. there were three fraudulent charges to her Visa credit card, totaling $2500 at an unknown location in Salem, Oregon. The woman still had possession of her credit card and had not traveled to Salem over the weekend. No further information can be provided at this time.

Marijuana violation
Broadway Housing Building

At 9:36 p.m. Officer Baker was dispatched to the above building on a marijuana complaint. He contacted a resident of the building, who agreed to turn over a small amount of marijuana, a pipe and a grinder. The violation was forwarded to University Housing.

Extended Studies Building

A faculty/staff member reported an anarchy symbol drawn on the second-floor wall of the above building. No further information can be provided at this time.

Nov. 14

Parkway Manor

At 5:38 p.m. two pro-staff members called about non-student and known trespasser Christopher Kreloff, who was in a student’s apartment without the student present. Officer Ward and Chose arrived at the apartment and placed Kreloff under arrest for trespass. Kreloff said that the student let him in the room earlier in the day before she went to work.

Marijuana and alcohol violations
Broadway Housing Building

At 10:19 p.m. Officers Chose and Jonathan Buck were dispatched to the above building to assist  a resident assistant with the odor of marijuana coming from a room. After the RA entered the room, Officer Buck contacted the room resident. The resident denied possessing or smoking marijuana. Officer Buck visually searched the room with the resident’s assistance and consent. The search resulted in the location of two unopened alcoholic beverages in her refrigerator (the resident is 18 years of age), and two black plastic packages (medical marijuana packaging) containing marijuana residue in her trash can. Alcoholic beverages and marijuana residue were destroyed on scene. The violations were forwarded to student housing and the dean of Student Life.

Nov. 15

Inappropriate behavior
School of Business Administration

At 1:00 p.m. a student was approached by a male who aggressively “bummed” a cigarette from her, then angrily told her that he would be talking to her after she was done with a phone call she was on. She moved away, but the male followed her and in the process of following her began playing with a PSU cart—possibly a Gator. After playing with the cart the male left the area.

The male’s distinguishing feature—and what added to his intimidating presence—was a large knife on his belt in a translucent green sheath (the knife was not displayed in a threatening manner). The male was in his early 20s and was possibly Hispanic or Pacific Islander, wearing baggy jeans, a hoody and a bandana on his head.

Student code of conduct
Broadway Housing Building

At 11:00 p.m. Officers Ward and Brian Rominger responded to a call from an RA regarding marijuana in a room in the above building. Three students admitted to smoking marijuana. One student handed Officer Rominger a plastic bag containing marijuana and a glass pipe with residue. Both were seized for destruction and a property receipt was given.

Nov. 16

Fraudulent use of credit card, theft I

At 3:11, Officer Higbee took a theft report from a PSU staff member via telephone. The staff member stated that her wallet was stolen from her purse sometime between Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 16 at 1:30 p.m. She reported being at Lincoln Hall on Nov. 15 and two businesses before she noticed it was gone when attempting to make a purchase. The staff member said she had three credit cards and that so far there has been approximately $600-$800 in TriMet transactions on each card. She also had a PSU hosting card and a PSU ID card, to which access was promptly deactivated.

Nov. 17

Student code of conduct
Parking Structure One

At 2:05 a.m. Officers Buck and Rominger responded to a complaint from a student of a car spinning cookies on the roof of the above parking structure. A black Infinity G35 was stopped on the north side and was emitting the smell of burnt rubber and hot brakes. The student who was driving the car admitted to spinning out on the roof. Three other students were also inside the car, and did not admit to driving on the roof. Several long, black tire skid marks were found on the newly laid proxy on the roof of the structure. A report will be forwarded to the dean of Student Life and Transportation & Parking Services for evaluation and estimated repair costs to the structure.

Exclusion, criminal mischief III
University Center Building

At 2:38 p.m. Officer Schuurmans was dispatched to a report of a female, later identified as non-student Rebecca L. Timpe, who had a bloody nose and was in the above building, which was locked and secure. It was found that Timpe had created a bio-hazardous mess in both the male and female restrooms on the fourth floor. Timpe was later found in the Urban Plaza and was issued an exclusion.

Marijuana seizure
Blumel Hall

At 10:33 p.m. Officer Murphy responded to a call from an RA regarding marijuana use in one of the rooms. Upon his arrival, Officer Murphy met with a resident and his guest who had been smoking marijuana in the room. Murphy seized a small glass bong, which was sent to the property room for destruction.