Community Safety

Division of Student Life

Community Safety Blotter & Activity 

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November 14, 2022 - November 20, 2022

Weekly Activity:

Alarm checks: 10
Animal issue responses: 1
AOD interactions: 2
Building patrols: 178
Candle/incense violation interactions: 0
Community assistance responses: 1
Escorts: 0
Fire responses: 0
Foot patrols: 190
Held door checks: 13
Maintenance issue responses: 2
Medical assistance responses: 0
Noise complaint responses: 0
Suspicious circumstance responses: 13
Theft reports taken: 3
Unlocks: 81
Vehicle patrols: 235
Vehicle assistance responses: 4
Welfare check responses: 1


Weekly Reports:


The office of Community Safety invites all community members to provide feedback to us on our services by using the Let Us Know How We’re Doing link on our website. Feedback may be made anonymously or with your name and contact information if you would like follow up.


Case #: 220424
Date: 2022 11 14
Time: 1210
Description: Theft - Other
Location: McKinley

Notes: A CSO responded to McKinley residence hall to take a theft report. The CSO met with a student who reported that they had left their backpack, containing their laptop and some books, in the upper common room overnight and when they returned to retrieve it, it was gone. The student stated that they had asked other dorm residents if they had seen it and none had.


Case #: 220425
Date: 2022 11 15
Time: 0832
Description: Trespass
Location: GCC Commons

Notes: A CSO responded to a report of an individual stealing food from Commons. When the CSO arrived, they encountered a known excluded individual eating the food. The CSO escorted the individual off of campus without incident.


Case #: 220426
Date: 2022 11 16
Time: 0753
Description: Trespass
Location: GCC Commons

Notes: A CSO responded to a report of an individual stealing food from Commons. When the CSO arrived, they encountered the same excluded individual from the morning prior. The CSO told the individual that they needed to leave. The individual proceeded to the Student Union to collect their belongings. The CSO observed as the individual put their items into a bag to leave and then escorted the individual off campus. 


Case #: 220427
Date: 2022 11 16
Time: 1422
Description: Evidence of Drug Use/Room Search/Other Drug Use or PossessionLocation: Residence Hall

Notes: Based on information received, the director of Community Safety, along with a Community Safety manager and a Residence Life representative, performed a room search in a residence hall. Multiple types of illicit drugs and a distributable amount of cannabis were recovered. 


Case #: 220428
Date: 2022 11 16
Time: 1524
Description: Cannabis use or Possession
Location: Canyon

Notes: While walking along a canyon path, the director of Community Safety encountered the odor of cannabis. When he looked in the direction from which the odor was emanating, he saw two individuals sitting at a nearby picnic table. When the director approached, he observed one of the two individuals holding a pipe that appeared to contain cannabis. The individual confirmed that the pipe did contain cannabis, and proceeded to empty the contents of the pipe. Both individuals at the table identified themselves as students. Both students agreed that only the one holding the pipe had consumed any cannabis. The director wished them a good rest of their day and continued onto his destination.


Case #: 220429
Date: 2022 11 16
Time: 1605
Description: Damage to Property/Theft from Vehicle
Location: Grove Lot

Notes: A CSO on patrol in the Grove Lot encountered a vehicle that had its passenger window shattered. Upon closer inspection, the CSO observed that the glove compartment had been left open and appeared to have been searched through. The vehicle is registered with Community Safety so the vehicle owner was contacted regarding the damage and possible theft.


Case #: 220430
Date: 2022 11 17
Time: 1524
Description: Graffiti
Location: Griffin

Notes: A CSO on patrol encountered new graffiti on the west exterior side of Griffin residence hall. Building services was contacted for graffiti removal.


Case #: 220431
Date: 2022 11 18
Time: 0256
Description: Disorderly Conduct
Location: Naito

Notes: A CSO responded to a report of glass being broken outside of Naito residence hall. Upon arrival, the CSO observed broken glass along the pathway south of Naito Hall. While inspecting the damage, the CSO observed two individuals exiting Sullivan hall holding glass bottles. Upon seeing the CSO, the two individuals immediately turned around to re-enter the building. The CSO entered the building behind the individuals and saw a total of five individuals in the hallway attempting to hide glass bottles. Upon speaking with the individuals, all confirmed to be students, the actions were initially denied. However, one of the students then stated that they were attempting to “blow off steam” after a rough day. The students apologized for the mess and potential danger they had put their fellow students in and cleaned up the glass to the best of their abilities. 


Case #: 220432
Date: 2022 11 18
Time: 1355
Description: Exclusion
Location: Amphitheater

Notes: A CSO on patrol near the amphitheater encountered an individual with a dog that was unleashed. The CSO requested the individual leash their dog, at which time the individual, without acknowledging the CSO, got up and began walking north, away from them. The CSO reiterated that they were a Community Safety officer and that the individual was on private property. The individual turned around and told the CSO to stop following them. The CSO explained that the individual would be excluded from campus if they did not leash their dog. The individual again told the CSO to stop following them and that if they did not, the individual would tase them. At this time the CSO stated that the individual was excluded from Reed property and that if the individual tased the CSO, the CSO would file charges against them. The CSO explained the reason for the leash policy and also provided information regarding the off-leash dog areas. The individual continued walking north. Per the Community Safety directive regarding excluding individuals, the CSO took a picture of the individual and stated so, and also stated that the photo would be shared with the other CSOs and that should the individual be seen again on campus Portland Police would be contacted. The individual told the CSO to call the police right then, so the CSO requested that the Dispatcher contact Portland Police. The individual continued walking northward, with the CSO following. The individual then stated that they did not want to see the CSO again. When the CSO asked if the individual was threatening the safety of the CSO, the individual confirmed it. The individual continued walking northward until they were off of Reed property. The CSO requested Dispatch cancel the Portland Police response and then continued on their patrols.


Case #: 220433
Date: 2022 11 18
Time: 2054
Description: Graffiti
Location: Old Dorm Block

Notes: A CSO on patrol encountered new graffiti written on an exterior wall inside the ODB Sallyport. Building services has been contacted for graffiti removal.


Case #: 220434 - VOID REPORT


Case #: 220435
Date: 2022 11 18
Time: 2239
Description: Theft - Bike
Location: West Lot

Notes: A CSO responded to a report of a bike theft from the West Lot. The CSO met with the bike owner, a relative of a community member, who reported that their bike was stolen from off of their truck while it was parked in the West Lot. The individual stated that their vehicle’s security system had captured the theft on video and they would forward that to Community Safety. The CSO suggested the individual file a report with the Portland Police also. The bike is a Cannondale Topstone bike.

CS Survey Responses:

Every week Community Safety requests survey responses from those who've had interactions with a member of the Community Safety team. These responses are always collected anonymously with the option for the responder to leave contact information if they would like for a member of Community Safety management to contact them, and are used internally for departmental performance tracking. Community Safety has opted to publish these survey results for transparency and community accountability. *Names and pronouns mentioned in survey responses will be redacted to protect the privacy of individuals.

In addition to surveys sent directly to those who have interacted with Community Safety, the Reed community is always encouraged to independently complete the survey regarding Community Safety's performance.
You can take the survey here: CS Survey  

Responses collected 11 28 2022
Other Complaints or Comments (please specify) General visibility on rounds across campus Surpassed expectations I'm grateful for the presence Community Safety brings and that you are here for us 24/7, 365 (366 in leap years!). Thank you