Crime Alerts

Suspect approaching women in lower southeast Portland arrested by Portland Police Central Precinct Officers

On Friday July 18, 2014, at 11:12 PM,Central Precinct officers arrested 44-year-old Jerry Johnson after Sex Crimes Unit detectives determined that he was the suspect that kissed a woman at OMSI and approached other women in Lower Southeast Portland. 

Officers arrested him at his home in the 2600 block of Northwest Upshur Street and transported him to the Detective Division. 

Detectives learned that Johnson was working as a security guard, but quit on July 17, due to the intense public scrutiny on the case. 

Johnson was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on a charge of Sex Abuse in the Third Degree. He will be arraigned on Monday.

The Portland Police Bureau would like to thank the public for sharing information about this case and coming forward with information that assisted in identifying Johnson. 

 

Public Alert: Suspicious suspect approaching women in the area of CLIMB

 

PPB Central Precinct officers have taken two reports this week about a suspicious man approaching women and, in one case, inappropriately touching them.

The first incident occurred on Saturday July 12, at approximately 3:00 p.m., when the suspect approached a volunteer at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), located at 1945 Southeast Water Avenue. The suspect made suggestive comments to her, hugged her and kissed her while she was trying to pull herself away from him.

The second report, on Monday July 14, was made at Southeast Clinton Street and Milwaukie Avenue. The reporting party described being approached by the suspect asking her to pull down a side street.

Both incidents were reported on Monday July 14, 2014. The first incident occurred on Saturday July 12 but was not reported until Monday.

Officers have been following-up and today contacted construction workers on the Tillikum Crossing project who told police that they have seen the van in the area.

The suspect in both cases is described as an African American male, 30-40 years old, 5'9" tall, medium build, close-cut or shaved head, goatee, wearing a light yellow or green safety vest.

The suspect claims to be a security guard in the area of OMSI and the new Tillikum Crossing bridge over the Willamette River.

The suspect vehicle is described as a dark blue or black minivan with "SECURITY" taped to the side door.

Anyone seeing this vehicle or with information about the suspect is asked to call the police non-emergency line at (503) 823-3333.

Anyone personally encountering the suspect should immediately call 9-1-1.

 

Office Thefts – Common Areas: May 13 to May 15, 2013

During the period of Monday through Wednesday of this week (May 13-15), several thefts have been reported on the Sylvania campus. The thefts occurred between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. and have occurred in the Health Technology Building, Social Sciences Building and the Library. Items taken include laptops, cell phones and other items.

It is believed the suspect enters an office area through an unsecured door and moves between cubicles looking for items to take. When approached by staff, he states he’s looking for someone or has a delivery for someone, and usually uses a name that appears on a desk/cubicle. The suspect is described as a taller African American male between 25 and 30 years of age with a thin build and facial hair, possibly wearing glasses and a hat, and may have a “short, spiky afro”.

Public Safety recommends the following:

  • Be aware of anyone in your area who may not belong there e.g. someone hanging around or walking through looking around at desks. Ask anyone you don’t know if you can help them and/or what their business in that area is. Don’t hesitate to call Public Safety (4902 or 4444) if you notice anyone suspicious and try and obtain the most accurate description of the individual you can such as race, age, clothing, hair color, glasses or facial hair, etc. If you can do so safely, try and watch where the individual goes so that we will have a direction of travel.
  • Never leave your property unattended, not even for a moment.
  • Engrave your personal items (calculators, laptop computers, etc.) with your driver's license or other owner-applied numbers.
  • Keep a written record of valuables, including descriptions and serial numbers. These are proof that the property is yours and will aid in the reporting process and recovery.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and always report missing or stolen property immediately. We will assist you in trying to recover your property.

Thefts at the Southeast Campus: April 16 to April 24, 2013

Between Friday, April 16 and Wednesday, April 24, 2013, there  have been a series of thefts of backpacks, wallets, lpads, and cell phones from  within Mt. Tabor Hall in common use areas (such as the library, great hall, computer resource room, or hallway study/waiting areas). So far all of the saved surveillance video shows a different person committing the theft each time, but there is a possibility that this may be a group of thieves that rotate through a site so that no one of them will be spotted again over several days. All of them have an appearance that could pass for just another student.

The common method used by all of them is for one of the thieves to enter a common use area, maybe even sitting right next to the intended victim, then within a few minutes of observation spot the victim not closely watching their personal item, quickly grab the item and quickly leave. It only takes them a few of seconds to notice that the victim is not paying close attention and for them to grab the property.

You could assist us by:

  • Paying attention to your surroundings and who is there.
  • Never leaving any items out and unattended, not even for a few seconds - that distraction just a few feet away may cost you.
  • If you put a backpack, bag or purse down, putting it down between your feet - not off to the side.
  • Keeping backpacks, bags and purses closed.
  • Contacting Public Safety at 971-722-4902 (extension 4902 from any college phone) if you are a victim or witness of one of these thefts.

Public Safety will be conducting additional patrols of common use areas, but  these thieves are quick to notice our presence or lack of presence. You being extra cautious in protecting your own property will be very important in discouraging additional thefts here at PCC.

Assault on the Sylvania Campus: April 4th, 2011

On 4/4/11 (Monday), at approximately 4:40pm, there was an assault and verbal harassment on the PCC Sylvania Campus, Parking Lot #7.

The suspect was described as a dark skinned male, possibly of Hawaiian descent, heavy set, approximately 5' 10" with brown hair, 20 to 35 years old, wearing a baggy white sweatshirt with writing on it, and possibly wearing sweat pants and tennis shoes. The suspect was driving a white, shorter length SUV with California plates. Witnesses provided a partial license number of 6GA115.

The suspect was driving past the female victim as she was walking in the roadway against traffic, while waving at vehicle traffic to go around her. The male suspect stopped his vehicle next to the victim and exchanged words with her. The suspect then quickly exited his vehicle called the victim a name and proceeded to hit her with his hand three times in the face and body. The suspect then advised the victim not to report the incident or he would find her. He then ran to his vehicle and departed the area in an unknown direction of travel. PCC Public Safety Officers conducted a thorough search of the campus but could not locate the suspect.

The female student did not sustain any known injuries.

While the PCC Department of Public Safety is actively working to identify and apprehend the suspect, we need your help to prevent future occurrences.

  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Do NOT confront the suspect(s) yourself, but be a good witness by noting the suspect(s) physical descriptions, clothing, actions, direction of travel and vehicle if any.
  • Report all suspicious persons or activity by calling the non-emergency number 971-722- 4902. Emergency dial 971-722-4444.

Attempted Robbery on the Sylvania Campus: January 25, 2011

robbery suspect composite sketch

This is a sketch of our robbery suspect.
If anyone has information, please contact
PPB Det. Brett Hawkinson, 503-823-1080,
or brett.hawkinson@portlandoregon.gov

On 1-25-2011 (Tuesday), at approximately 7:20pm, there was an attempted robbery with a knife on the PCC Sylvania Campus, parking lot #5.

The suspect was described as a Hispanic Male, 5'2"-5'3", 120 lbs-130 lbs, wearing dark blue jeans, shirt with "Southpole" written in white cursive lettering, and a dark hoodie.

The suspect approached a male student who was retrieving items from inside his vehicle. The male stated the suspect placed a knife in the middle of his back and demanded his wallet and money. The male student turned towards the suspect at which time the suspect extended his arm in the attempt to stab the male, but was unsuccessful. The suspect then turned and fled on foot northeast through parking lot #7 and towards the main gate. Portland Police Bureau responded and assisted PCC Public safety officers in conducting a perimeter check for the suspect. The suspect wasn't found.

The male student didn't sustain any injuries and no items were taken.

While the PCC Department of Public Safety is actively working to identify and apprehend the suspect(s), we need your help to prevent future occurrences.

  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Do NOT confront the suspect(s) yourself, but be a good witness by noting the suspect(s) physical descriptions, clothing, actions, direction of travel and vehicle if any.
  • Report all suspicious persons or activity by calling the non-emergency number 971-722-4902. Emergency dial 971-722-4444.

If anyone has information, please have them contact PPB Det. Brett Hawkinson at 503-823-1080 or by email:
brett.hawkinson@portlandoregon.gov

Vandalism to Coca Cola Vending Machines: May 27 to July 27, 2010

Between Thursday May 27 and Thursday July 26, 2010, the PCC Rock Creek campus has experienced a number of reported vandalisms to the Coca Cola vending machines in Buildings 2, 7 & 9. The vending machines were damaged by someone cutting the power cords and pouring a foul smelling substance on or near the machines.

The first incident occurred on Thursday, May 27, 2010 and was discovered by Public Safety Officers at 10:30 pm that evening. The power cords to the machines had been cut. The latest was on Monday, July 27, 2010, where the suspect had poured a foul smelling substance near the machines in Building 7. The substance had been poured near the machines after preventative measures had been taken to thwart damage to the power cords. A sample had been collected and is being sent to a laboratory for analysis to determine the composition and for possible hazards.

The PCC Rock Creek Public Safety staff is vigilantly patrolling the campus to apprehend the suspect or suspects and to curtail future vandalism, but we need your help also.

Please assist us by keeping a look out for anyone or anything suspicious, especially in the areas of the vending machines. Do not confront the suspects yourself, but be a good witness by noting the suspect(s) physical descriptions, clothing, actions, direction of travel and vehicle if any. DO NOT come in contact or allow other to come in contact with any suspicious substances on or near the vending machines. If you notice anything suspicious please contact Public Safety immediately at 971-722-4444.

Theft from Lockers: May 17, 2010

Update: Suspects Plead Guilty to Rock Creek Gym Locker Theft

Between May 10- 17, 2010 the PCC Rock Creek Campus has again been experiencing a number of theft in the Men’s locker room located in Building 5 Gym. The first theft occurred on May 10, 2010 between the hours of 12:00 to 2:30pm. The victim’s locker had been pried open from the bottom similar to the thefts that occurred in March. The victim’s wallet, cell phone, backpack and clothes were taken. The locker had been secured with a padlock. PCC DPS Officers checked the surveillance camera and noted a subject resembling one of the suspects in the March thefts. A check with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office showed that the suspects in the March thefts had been released from custody. The PCC Rock Creek DPS Officers provided the gym staff with a WCSO custody photo of the suspect arrested for the previous thefts.

On May 17, 2010 at about 3:30pm, an alert gym staff member observed two men entering the gym locker room and noted that one of them resembled the suspect in the WCSO custody photo. He went into the gym office to look at the photo to be sure. The staff member found a striking resemblance between the photo and the subject who went into the locker room. When he returned to the locker room area the subjects were leaving the locker room so he followed them calling DPS Dispatch. The subjects were contacted by Public Safety Officers in the Library and trespassed from all PCC properties.

Later that day a student reported that his wallet and MP3 player had been stolen from his gym locker while attending class from 2:30pm to 5:00pm. His locker was not locked at the time of the theft. The victim’s wallet was later located the next day under a bush by Building #9. The cash and credit cards were missing.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating this incident.

While the PCC Department of Public Safety is actively working to identify and apprehend the suspect (s), we need your help to prevent future thefts.

  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Always report missing or stolen property immediately. In one case a credit card was used within minutes of the theft. In another DPS staff was able to get the victim’s credit cards closed before the suspect (s) could use them.
  • Report any suspicious persons immediately to the DPS or Gym staff members, this may be peo- ple in the locker room who look like they have no purpose in the area such as not changing, showering, etc.
  • Try a minimum of valuables in your locker when in class or using the gym. Lock your locker even when you are going to be away from it for a short period of time.

Theft from Gym Lockers

During the time period of Monday, March 1, 2010 to March 8, 2010 the PCC Rock Creek Campus has had at least four (4) locker room thefts in the Men’s locker room located in Building 5 Gym. The suspect(s) have been targeting lockers both unsecured and locked. In two cases the locker doors were pried open with an unknown instrument. In another case the lock was removed by unknown means and one involved an unsecured locker which was left open while the victim showered.

The items stolen were usually small easily concealed such as electronic items such as IPOD’s, cell phones, calculators. The suspect also took wallets containing cash and credit cards and in one case books were stolen. A laptop computer was also taken, also a set of home/car keys.

While the PCC Department of Public Safety is actively working to identify and apprehend the suspect(s), we need your help to prevent future thefts.

  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Always report missing or stolen property immediately. In one case a credit card was used within minutes of the theft. In another DPS staff was able to get the victim’s credit cards closed before the suspect(s) could use them.
  • Report any suspicious persons immediately to the DPS or Gym staff members, this may be people in the locker room who look like they have no purpose in the area such as not changing, showering, etc.
  • Store a minimum of valuables in your locker when in class or using the gym. Lock your locker even when you are going to be away from it for a short period of time.

Report all suspicious persons or activity by calling the non-emergency number x4902. Emergency dial x4444.

Off campus the telephone numbers are non-emergency (503) 977-4902 or emergency (503) 977-4444.

Arrest Made

March 10, 2010: An arrest has been made in the Rock Creek Campus Gymnasium locker room thefts.

September 25, 2009 to October 16, 2009

Crime:
Thefts
Date & Time:
September 25, 2009 to October 16, 2009 (Predominately Fridays but also Tues and Thurs).
Location:
Sylvania Campus, parking lots 8, 10, and 13

Incidents

Friday afternoon there were several vehicles broken into by prying the doors and turning a tool in the door lock. The items that were stolen were predominately vehicle stereos, GPS navigation systems and IPODs. Vehicle glove boxes were opened as well.

There are no known suspects at this time.

Local police agencies were notified of the thefts.

Prevention tips

Tips to aid staff and students:

  • Be aware of and report any suspicious activity you may observe in the parking lots.
  • Lock your doors and roll the windows up.
  • Do not leave items of value in your vehicle (especially in plain sight).
  • If possible remove the face plate of your stereo before securing your vehicle.
  • Utilize your vehicle alarm.
  • Keep your vehicle registration in your purse or wallet rather than in the vehicle.

If suspicious activity is observed call Public Safety at x4902 from any campus phone or 503-977-4902.  For crimes occurring right now call x4444 from any campus phone or 503-977-4444.

April 8, 2009

Rickey Allen Robbins

Rickey Allen Robbins is a predatory sex offender, who was released from custody in December, 2008. Robbins was convicted of rape, sexual abuse and burglary in the early '80s and spent several years in prison. After being released from prison in December, he immediately fled parole supervision in Lane County and hasn't been heard from.

Robbins is known to spend time at college campuses, where he may pass himself off as an instructor. He may be living on the street in Portland or elsewhere in the Willamette Valley. Robbins may try to lure young women by telling them he's a teacher/professor.

If you see him please do not attempt to make contact or detain based on the information on this flyer. Call 503-977-4444 and an officer will respond to your location.

Race:
White
Height:
5'10"
Sex:
Male
Weight:
170 lbs.
Age:
59
Hair:
Brown/Gray
Eyes:
Hazel
Markings:
Scar on his abdomen and a mole by his right eye. He often has a thick beard.

Do Not attempt to make contact or detain based on this alert. Contact the Campus Public Safety Office Immediately 503-977-4444.