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Sexual Assault November 26, 2012

UPDATE 11/28/12

1:55PM: PSU ALERT UPDATE: The suspect has moved away from the PSU campus.

1:29PM: PSU ALERT: ARMED SUBJECT. PPB IS ATTEMPTING TO LOCATE ARMED SUBJECT BETWEEN 12TH AND CLAY. WM 5'8 MEDIUM BUILD, WHITE HOODIE, SUNGLASSES, VAN SHOES, PLEASE USE CAUTION, CALL 911 IF SPOTTED

11/27/12:
News Release from: Portland Police Bureau
CRIME STOPPERS FEATURED CASE #12-45  
PSU SEXUAL ASSAULT Posted: November 27th, 2012 4:36 PM

The Portland Police Bureau, in cooperation with Crime Stoppers of Oregon, is asking for the public's help in solving a sexual assault that occurred near Portland State University.

On Monday November 26, 2012, at 3:14 a.m., Portland Police responded to Southwest 10th Avenue and Market Street on the report of a sexual assault.

Officers arrived and contacted the 27-year-old female victim and learned that she was walking to her dorm at Portland State University from the area of Southwest 10th Avenue and Yamhill Street. She remembered a man following her and that she was hit over the head, then woke up in an alley behind her dorm at Southwest 10th and Market. The assault occurred sometime between 2:30 and 3:00 a.m.

Medical personnel responded and transported her to a Portland hospital, where she was treated and released. The victim is a student at Portland State University.

The suspect is described as a white male in his mid-30s, 6'0" tall, 180 pounds, shaggy light brown hair, pronounced cheekbones, an unshaven face, and rough hands. The victim remembers that the suspect smelled like sawdust and was very twitchy, as if he was under the influence of an intoxicant.

The victim did not know the suspect.

Multiple police officers, including a Police K-9 Unit, have searched the neighborhood but have not located the suspect.

A forensic sketch of the suspect is being released to assist the public in identifying the suspect.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in this case, or any unsolved felony, and you can remain anonymous.

Leave a Crime Stoppers tip online at http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com, text CRIMES (274637) and in the subject line put 823HELP, followed by your tip, or call 503-823-HELP (4357) and leave your tip information.

Visit http://www.tipsoft.com to download the Crime Stoppers App for the iPhone or Droid.

 

 

11/26/12: 

The Portland Police Bureau and the Campus Public Safety Office responded to a report of a sexual assault on Monday, November 26th at around 3:00 AM near 10th and Market Street. The victim, a student at PSU, was transported to a Portland hospital for treatment and was able to provide limited suspect information. The suspect is described as a white adult male, possibly wearing a dark jacket and jeans.

Accordingly, please be vigilant and aware of your surroundings on and off campus, and call 911 or the Campus Public Safety Office at 503-725-4404 if you observe suspicious behavior or if you have any concerns about your personal safety.

If you have any information regarding this crime, please call Portland Police Bureau Sex Crime Unit at 503-823-0400.

Support services from the PSU Women's Resource Center and Student Health and Counseling Services are available for anyone impacted by violence.