Community Safety

Division of Student Life

Community Safety Blotter & Activity 

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January 17, 2022 - January 23, 2022

Weekly Activity:

Alarm checks: 7
Animal issue responses: 0
AOD interactions: 0
Building patrols: 172 
Candle/incense violation interactions: 2
Community assistance responses: 0
Escorts: 0
Fire responses: 0
Foot patrols: 427
Held door checks: 5
Maintenance issue responses: 0
Medical assistance responses: 0
Noise complaint responses: 1
Suspicious circumstance responses: 18
Theft reports taken: 2
Unlocks: 83
Vehicle patrols: 238
Vehicle assistance responses: 5
Welfare check responses: 0


Weekly Reports:


Case #: 220012
Date: 2022 01 17
Time: 2134
Description: Theft - Other
Location: GCC

Notes: While on patrol near the GCC, a CSO was flagged down by a student wanting to report a theft of personal property. The student reported that their prescription eyeglasses were stolen out of the Pool Hall in the GCC approximately 1.5 hours prior. The student also stated that other students had recently had items stolen from inside the Pool Hall. The CSO sympathized with the student and stated that the student should check back with Dispatch to see if the glasses had been recovered or turned in. 


Case #: 220013
Date: 2022 01 20
Time: 1533
Description: Theft - Bike
Location: Scholz

Notes: A student arrived at 28 West to report that their bike had been stolen. The student reported that they had last seen their bike before leaving for winter break and when they returned to check on the bike in the Scholz bike storage room, the bike was missing and their cut bike lock was lying on the floor. The bike is described as a blue black Trek 820.


Case #: 220014
Date: 2022 01 20
Time: 2113
Description: Candle or incense burning in a residence hall
Location: Scholz

Notes: A CSO responded to a fire alarm in Scholz. When the CSO arrived at the room which had caused the alarm to trigger, they spoke with a resident who stated that they had lit a candle, causing the alarm to sound. The student had already extinguished the candle.


Case #: 220015 - VOID


Case #: 220016
Date: 2022 01 20
Time: 2337
Description: Candle or incense burning in residence hall
Location: MacNaughton

Notes: A CSO on exterior patrol of MacNaughton observed, via an open residence window, three lit candles. The CSO initiated contact with the resident who apologized and extinguished the candles. The CSO reminded the student of the candle and incense policy before returning to their patrol. 


Case #: 220017
Date: 2022 01 21
Time: 0138
Description: Exclusion
Location: Birchwood Apartments

Notes: A CSO responded to a report of a suspicious person at one of the Birchwood apartment patios. The CSO initiated contact with the individual who stated that they were just passing by, and after confirming that they did not have any official business on the property, the CSO requested the individual leave the premises. The individual apologized and complied. While insuring that the individual had left the property, the CSO again sighted the individual in an unlit area near a north corner of the apartments. The CSO again approached the individual and requested they leave the property. The individual stated that it hadn’t been made clear to them that they “needed to leave now.” The CSO clarified that point and again requested the individual leave. The individual headed east on Steele Street and the CSO cleared from the area. While finishing a call in the Steele Lot, the CSO again spotted the individual from the prior interaction. The CSO turned their vehicle around to intercept the individual, who then jumped into the Reed property bushes near the Growing Seeds child care center. The CSO made contact with the individual, who stated that they had been urinating. The CSO issued a verbal exclusion to the individual at that time. The individual agreed to leave the property and headed eastward on Steele St. CSOs remained in the general area to ensure that the individual left. A few minutes later, the other CSO on shift encountered the individual walking westward on Steele St. The individual approached the CSO and stated that their vehicle was parked near the fruit stand on 28th Ave and they were headed to retrieve it. CSOs maintained visual contact with the individual until they entered their vehicle and left the area at a high rate of speed, failing to stop at a stop sign. A CS Manager contacted Portland Police to notify them of the safety concerns regarding the driving behavior of the individual. 


Case #: 220018
Date: 2022 01 21
Time: 0634
Description: Suspicious Person/Activity/Circumstances, Damage to Property
Location: West Lot

Notes: A CSO on patrol in the West Lot encountered a vehicle with its gas tank door open and the gas cap lying on the ground nearby. When the CSO approached the vehicle, they also observed that the driver side door was slightly ajar. The CSO also noted that the steering wheel had been cut and the steering wheel locking mechanism was lying on the passenger seat. The electrical panel of the vehicle also appeared to have been pried open and tampered with. The vehicle is registered with Community Safety and the owner was successfully contacted regarding the damage and tampering. 


Case #: 220019
Date: 2022 01 21
Time: 2131
Description: Suspicious Person/Activities/Circumstances
Location: Botsford Drive

Notes: A CSO on vehicle patrol was driving east on Botsford Drive when they were flagged down by a Reed staff member who pointed out that a Reed owned van had its gas tank door open. The CSO observed that the gas tank door does not lock and could easily have been opened by anyone. There appeared to be no other signs of tampering. The CSO inspected other nearby Reed vehicles and did not see any other signs of suspicious activity. 


Case #: 220020
Date: 2022 01 22
Time: 1505
Description: Evidence of Drug Use
Location: 28 West

Notes: A CSO on a vehicle inspection encountered what appeared to be a used hypodermic syringe lying in the bushes directly in front of the vehicle. The CSO used the proper equipment to safely dispose of the syringe. 


Case #: 220021
Date: 2022 01 23
Time: 0202
Description: Evidence of Drug Use
Location: Bragdon Hall

Notes: A CSO entering Bragdon residence hall immediately encountered the odor of cannabis in the common area. The CSO was unable to determine the exact source of the odor. 


Case #: 220022
Date: 2022 01 23
Time: 1625
Description: Damage to Property
Location: GCC

Notes: A CSO responded to a request to meet with a Reed staff member near the bike racks on the west side of the GCC. The staff member reported that a co-worker had observed two individuals behaving suspiciously at the bike racks and had approached them. The two individuals quickly ran from the area and left in a blue SUV. The co-worker informed the reporting staff member of the incident, who discovered that their bike, which had been secured at that bike rack, had received extensive damage to its frame and one of the tires. The bike lock had also been cut. The CSO stored the bike in the Community Safety bike storage until the staff member could transport it home, as the damage done had rendered it unrideable. 


Case #: 220023
Date: 2022 01 23
Time: 2221
Description: Evidence of Drug Use
Location: Sullivan Hall

Notes: A CSO responded to a report of the odor of cannabis in Sullivan Hall. The CSO met with the reporting party who stated that the odor of cannabis had been entering their room off and on for at least a couple of months. The resident had previously reported the odor and had been told that the odor was traveling through the heater from another floor. The CSO inspected the heater and put in a request for this to be looked into further by building services. The CSO did not note any odor of cannabis while speaking with the resident or investigating the possible source.