Update: Subject has been trespassed from all libraries as of April 26, 2016.
On Tuesday, March 29th at approximately 4:30 pm, a male subject entered a private study room on the 2nd floor of the Portland Community College Sylvania Campus Library. A female student was alone in the study room at the time. The male subject entered the room and closed the door behind him. He then told the female that he was a student in a massage class and needed to practice. The female responded that she was not interested but the male subject immediately lay down on the floor and proceeded to fondle, smell and kiss her feet. The female told the subject she had to go to class and immediately departed the study room, using some force to get around the subject.
Department of Public Safety personnel responded to the incident and conducted a search of the area without finding the subject. An investigation, which is on-going, has revealed a suspect captured on video surveillance which is included in this flier. The suspect is described as a white, male adult, in his twenties, 5’ 9” wearing a blue, Boston Red Socks sweatshirt with red lettering and blue jeans.
If you have any information related to this incident or see this subject on campus, please call the Department of Public Safety at (971) 722-4902.
On Thursday, March 10th, 2016, at approximately 7 AM Portland Police was dispatched to the 5500 block of N Mississippi Ave., on a report of a neighborhood resident being approached by an aggressive male. This location is next to the Cascade Underground Garage. The resident reported that, while getting into her vehicle, a white, 2009 "police style" Chevrolet Impala pulled next to her. The driver exited his vehicle and began banging on her window, claiming he was a police officer and asking her for her name.
The resident called 911 and stated she began honking her horn while telling the subject to get away. The subject returned to his vehicle and drove away northbound on Mississippi. The vehicle license plate was reported to be Oregon 367HEK. A photograph of the suspect vehicle is attached.
The subject was described as a Middle Eastern or African American male with a "thick accent".
After the call near Cascade, Portland Police were later dispatched to several other calls in northeast Portland involving the same vehicle, with the driver attempting to get females to enter his vehicle.
If the described vehicle is seen on, or near, campus of if you or anyone is approached by a suspicious person, please call Public Safety at (971) 722-4902 or (971) 722-4444.
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).