June police blotter
- SW Connection - News
April 11, 12:30 a.m.: Police were called to the Boom Boom Room, located at 8345 S.W. Barbur Blvd., on a disturbance call. The subject, an intoxicated woman, had ordered a drink for her friend at the bar and when she was handed the receipt, she crumpled it up and threw it at the bartender. Security approached the woman and asked her to leave, but she refused. The security guard then took her by the arm and started to escort her out, but she started fighting, yelling and cursing at the guard. He then picked her up and carried her out of the bar, placing her in handcuffs. Police were called and, while the Boom Boom Room did not want to press charges, the woman was trespassed from the establishment. She was released into the care of her friends.
April 11, 11:40 p.m.: An armed robbery occurred in the 3300 block of Southwest Multnomah Boulevard. Three men knocked on the victim's front door, who recognized them as having attended Wilson High School two years ago. He then let them in. Once inside, one of the men pulled out a semi-automatic handgun, and the pair grabbed the victim's PlayStation 3 and approximately seven games. The victim wasn't sure if the men left by car or on foot.
April 14, 4 p.m.: A burglary was reported at a house in the 8900 block of Southwest 30th Avenue where, sometime between noon and 4 p.m. that day, the front door had been kicked in. The burglar went through the house, but the only thing missing was a 12' bladed machete. The victim thought his ex-wife's brother may have been involved, as 'there was some bad blood' between them.
April 15, 5:35 p.m.: An officer was responding to an unrelated call in the 9100 block of Southwest Barbur Boulevard when he saw a subject walk out of his front door while on his cell phone, unzip his pants and begin to urinate. The man apparently had no clue that there were two officers and two police cars less than 50 feet away and that he was in plain view of several businesses and pedestrian traffic. The officer walked up and tapped the man on the shoulder while he was still urinating. The man seemed somewhat surprised and, when asked why he was urinating in public, he responded that he 'didn't know why he didn't just use the bathroom.' Police placed him under arrest for indecent exposure.
April 22, 12:49 a.m.: Two officers were driving near the intersection of Southwest Barbur Boulevard and Southwest 22nd Avenue when they saw a man riding on a bike with no front light on a dark part of the road. They identified the man as David Thompson and, after running a records check, found he had a warrant out for his arrest. The officers placed Thompson into custody, after which he admitted, 'I have meth in my front pocket.' Sure enough, officers found a baggie of white crystal-like powder. He was transported to the Multnomah County Detention Center and charged with possession of meth.
April 14, 3:30 p.m.: Police were called to the intersection of Southwest Barbur and Southwest Terwilliger boulevards, where a victim said he'd been hit by a vehicle while walking home from Wilson High School southbound on Terwilliger. He said he'd been walking in the crosswalk with a protected signal and, when he reached Barbur's second lane, an older white SUV with temporary plates had hit him in the left leg with its passenger-side bumper, knocking him to the ground. The driver stopped, honked at the victim, yelled 'Watch where you're going' and drove off. The victim didn't require medical attention, but his leg was sore and bruised. He described the driver as a white female in her 50s who was heavy set and had brown hair and glasses. Police have no additional suspect information.
April 22, 9 a.m.: A suspect entered an attached garage at a home in the 3100 block of Southwest Fairmount Boulevard through an unlocked side door sometime between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. the previous night. The suspect then proceeded to steal a purse from the car inside. The purse contained several credit cards, which were used at the near by 76 station and Fred Meyer. The cards have since been canceled. Police have no additional suspect information.
April 25, 7:15 p.m.: Police were called about an incident between two roommates in the 1200 block of Southwest Chestnut Street. The caller said she'd been arguing with her roommate and had headed to her bedroom downstairs to get away. She said she was at the top of the stairs when she was pushed from behind by her roommate and fell down to the landing approximately eight feet below. She walked back up the stairs to tell the roommate to not shove her, turned around and was pushed once more, falling onto the landing again. This time she feared the shoving was going to continue, so she fought back, punching her roommate. She couldn't remember the details of the scuffle that ensued but said there was hair pulling and at one point she felt pain in her chin. The fight then separated and the caller went to her bedroom, locking the door and calling the police. Officers said the caller's roommate appeared to be very drunk. The suspect said she hadn't wanted her roommate to take some dishes downstairs and that she'd pushed her but she hadn't fallen. Officers noted that there were broken dishes and coffee grounds on the floor at the top of the stairs. Both roommates declined medical attention. The instigator was arrested and transported to the Multnomah County Detention Center.
April 29, 6 p.m.: A victim called from Wilson High School, located at 1151 Vermont St., and claimed he'd been 'jumped' in the parking lot between the high school and Rieke Elementary. He said he'd been walking to his car when a heavy-set man wearing a black baseball cap approached him, and a second man grabbed him from behind using a 'wrestling move.' As the second suspect held the victim down, the man with the baseball hat grabbed an iPhone from the victim's pocket. The pair then left on foot headed southbound on Vermont Street. Police did an area check and were unable to locate anyone matching the suspects' descriptions. They have no additional information.
May 9, 11:30 p.m.: Officers responded to an initial call of a disturbance between a male and female in the 1200 block of Southwest Cheltenham Street. They were friends but were not romantically involved. The woman told officers that they'd been hanging out, walked to the liquor store and bought a fifth of gin and then returned to her apartment.
She said her friend then asked to see her body parts, which upset her. She said he then got angry, placed both of his hands around her neck and started choking her. She began to fight back, beating him on the head with both fists, and was able to get away and leave the apartment. She told officers she'd never seen him like that and that she 'wanted to kill him.' There were no visible signs of redness or bruising around her neck. Officers could smell alcohol on the woman and observed that she was fidgeting and possibly under the influence of a stimulant, which she denied. Officers had stopped the man outside the apartment as they had arrived and, when asked, he'd said he and his friend had been smoking crack. When asked if she'd smoked crack, the woman replied defensively, 'No, we were smoking meth.'
When questioned by police about the incident, the man said he and the woman had been drinking gin and smoking crack and that, when the crack ran out, she'd started acting crazy. He said she began yelling 'Help, help, help, get off me' and said she wouldn't stop until he gave her more drugs, which he said he did not have. There were no scratches or marks on the man that would have verified the woman's story. Officers determined they did not have enough evidence to arrest the man and referred the matter to the district attorney's office.