Crime blotter Nov. 9–15

Nov. 9

Criminal Mischief III
Smith Memorial Student Union
Officer David Troppe responded to a report of offensive stickers in the men’s third-floor restroom. The stickers had been placed on several urinals and read, “Web Camera is for documentary use only. Do not remove this notice.” A work order was placed to remove the stickers. There was no evidence of cameras in the restroom.

Suspicious Behavior
East Hall
Officer Troppe responded to a report of suspicious behavior in East Hall. An ex-faculty member was reported to be stalking the department and hacking computers. There is evidence that computers have been hacked, and Office of Information Technology is looking into it. Campus Public Safety and Portland State are aware of the former faculty member’s behavior, but believe him to be out of the country. Several investigations are ongoing across PSU.

Nov. 10

Warrant Arrest
King Albert Hall
Officers Denae Murphy and James Dewey were dispatched to a report of a suspicious person hanging out in the bushes of King Albert. Upon arrival, they met with a non-student who had been previously excluded from campus. The man appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or narcotics and had an outstanding warrant for Trespass I. The man was arrested and lodged at Multnomah County Detention Center on his warrant.

Criminal Mischief
Broadway Housing
Officer Michael Anderson was dispatched on the report of a swastika drawn on the door of a residence at Broadway. No one involved in the incident was able to determine when the swastika was placed on the door, and it may have even been there last year. The resident did not feel targeted and believes it was just a coincidence.

Nov. 12

Car Prowl
Art Building Parking Lot
A student car was broken into and a black three-zipper Under Armor backpack and Spanish textbook were stolen.

Nov. 11

Warrant Arrest
Helen Gordon Child Development Center
Officers Shawn McKenzie and Gary Smeltzer contacted a non-student for urinating on the northwest corner of Helen Gordon. The man had two warrants for Trespass II and Harassment out of Multnomah County, for which he was taken into custody. The man was also issued an exclusion for urinating on the building.

Nov. 15

Assist Portland Police
Peter Stott Center
Officer McKenzie found a subject working on a Toyota 4Runner on Southwest College adjacent to the south side of Peter Stott Center. The subject was initially found to be suspicious, as it appeared he was looking through the vehicle with a flashlight, but was then found to be working on the engine. Upon further investigation, the vehicle was confirmed as reported stolen. Portland Police were dispatched and took the subject into custody. CPSO was later informed by PPB that the vehicle had been sold through a dealership to the subject, who had missed a number of payments. Subsequently, the dealership made a fraudulent stolen vehicle report. The subject was later released and the vehicle was taken out of the Law Enforcement Data System as stolen.

Blumel Hall
Officer Chris Fischer watched a non-student walk around Science Building I and enter Blumel garage. Officer Fischer contacted the man as he exited the garage and found that he had a loaded syringe on his person, bold cutters and wire cutters. The man was issued an exclusion.