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Man Found Lurking in SYLVANIA HT Women’s Locker Room

The purpose of this flyer is to bring to your attention two incidents that have taken place within the past two months, involving a male discovered in the SY HT building women’s locker room. The subject has not engaged in any threatening behavior or confronted anyone.  His purpose for being in the locker room is unknown but it is suspected that he may have attempting to watch those in the locker room undressing or showering.


On Wednesday, June 17, 2015, a male was observed in the Sylvania women’s locker room located in the Health Technology (HT) Building.  This incident occurred at approximately 1:00 p.m. when there were women showering. A staff member from the HT Issue Room notified Public Safety that she had observed an unidentified male reportedly hiding behind some lockers, with a view of the shower area. The subject apparently gained entry through the rear exit door to the women’s locker room and entered from that location.

A second, similar incident occurred at the same location on Tuesday, April 7th, at around the same time of the day. In that incident, when the subject was confronted by a staff member, he stated he was lost. Once he was discovered by the staff member, the subject quickly fled out the same rear doors and he left the area.

Surveillance video of a person of interest/suspect was captured, and is being used to aid in this ongoing investigation.  Public Safety has contacted the Portland Police Bureau and has turned over evidence to them for possible identification of the subject.  The suspect is described as a black male adult, 20-30 years of age, between 5’ 11” and 6’ 2” with a medium build, wearing a green T-shirt or tank top over a T-shirt/hoodie, dark pants and dark shoes with white trim around the soles. The suspect may have some facial hair/gotee with a short, afro type hairstyle. At the time of the incident, the suspect was wearing a dark lightweight jacket when entered the HT Building. When he exited which he was carrying the jacket in his left hand. 

Following this incident, there are some crime prevention tips to help reduce such crimes:

  • Always be aware of your surroundings and become familiar with those that belong within that space.
  • If possible, do a thorough check of the locker room area before showering.
  • If you see something or someone suspicious, please report it to Public Safety and/or to a staff member as soon as possible.  It is Public Safety’s job to investigate suspicious activity and you are encouraged to call.

Finally, if you recognize the individual described by witnesses or the subject appearing in the photos below, do not contact or confront him.  Immediately call Public Safety at 971 722 4444 (ext 4444).

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