Corvallis Police Arrest Prolific Graffiti Vandal (Photo)
On October 5, 2015, Corvallis Police arrested 19 year old Patrick A. Morris of Adair for multiple counts of Criminal Mischief and Applying Graffiti. Morris, who uses the tagging moniker of Gnome, PatMo and OAE, is responsible for the application of graffiti in numerous locations in Albany and Corvallis. Morris was captured on camera applying graffiti at a location in Albany, and was then connected to the Corvallis incidents. Morris was arrested for reports of graffiti vandalism dating back to 2012.
Morris was charged with the following:
First Degree Criminal Mischief- 2 counts
Second Degree Criminal Mischief- 28 counts
Applying Graffiti- 7 counts
Morris was taken to the Benton County Jail where he was booked and released.
A mug shot photo is available at the following link:
Corvallis Police: Naked Male Arrested
On Tuesday, September 29th at approximately 4:43 pm, the suspect followed a young adult female home from the OSU campus to 700 block of SW 7th street. The suspect matched the description from the previous incident. The victim made it to her residence safely, but a few minutes later she observed the suspect across the street. The suspect was completely naked and was apparently masturbating while looking in her direction. The victim called friends who were nearby, who quickly came to her house and located the suspect in the area. The victim and friends were able to take photographs of the suspect, who was last seen leaving the area on a long board. The victim called police, and a search of the area did not locate the suspect.
Through cooperation with Oregon State University and Oregon State Police, Corvallis Police Detectives were able to identify, locate, and arrest David J. Brown for Public Indecency on September 30, 2015.
Name: David J. Brown Age: 19
Crime: 1 count of Public Indecency (Class C Felony)
Any person with further information about this or related crimes, is encouraged to contact Detective Christy Molina of the Corvallis Police Department at 541-766-6782.
Corvallis Police Department Case # 2015C04750
A mug-shot photo is available at the following link:
Corvallis Police Investigate Incidents of Public Indecency (Photo)
The Corvallis Police Department is investigating two separate incidents of public indecency which occurred over the past two days. Both incidents appear to have been committed by the same suspect (not yet been identified).
Note: Two other similar incidents also occurred in the past week. Those incidents involved a male who has been identified and interviewed. The investigation revealed the two cases were distinctly different than the most recent cases and did not involve a sexual component; those cases have been cleared.
Description of the male suspect (gained from two victims):
Hispanic, Black, and/or Pacific Islander descent
Approximately 6'00" tall
Dark curly/wavy hair
No distinctive scars marks or tattoos
Accent, possibly Spanish. He spoke in the first incident and the victim indicated he "stumbled over his words" and it was apparent English was not his first language
Monday, September 28, 2015
TIME: 3:50 PM
LOCATION: 700 NW 5th Street, Corvallis, OR
The suspect, naked except for wearing shoes, approached a young adult female in her parking lot from an unknown direction. The victim ran away from the suspect then ran from the area. Officers conducted a search of the neighborhood but did not locate suspect.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
TIME: 4:43 PM
LOCATION: 700 SW 7th St
The suspect followed a young adult female home from the OSU campus. The suspect matched the description from the previous incident. The victim made it to her residence safely, but a few minutes later she observed the suspect across the street. The suspect was completely nude and was apparently masturbating while looking in her direction. The victim called friends who were nearby, who quickly came to her house and located the suspect in the area. The victim's friends were able to take photographs of the suspect, who was last seen leaving the area on a long board. Victim called police; a search of the area did not locate the suspect.
Oregon State University was notified of both incidents.
Corvallis Woman Awakened by Intruder - 09/17/15
On September 16, 2015, just before 10:00 am, a female caller telephoned the Corvallis Police Department from a residence in the 700 block of SW 7th St. The caller reported she was awakened earlier in the morning, around 4:30 am, by a college aged, dark complected male with a heavy Middle Eastern accent. The caller told officers when she woke up a male she did not know was on top of her rubbing his erect penis through his clothes and the covers against her body.
The interaction between the male and the caller lasted about 10 minutes, but she had no idea how long he had been in her room before she woke up. After 10 minutes, the caller was able to convince the male to leave the residence. She was uninjured during the incident.
During an investigation of the incident, the caller told officers she believed it was possible she or her roommate had left their front door unlocked. There was no forced entry into the residence.
The suspect is described as a college aged male, with dark complexion. He had a heavy Middle Eastern accent, black curly hair, glasses, and was wearing red/yellow stripped shirt and pants. The caller thought the suspect was about 5'8 to 5'10 with a medium build.
If you have any information please call the Corvallis Police Department at 541-766-6556.
The Corvallis Police Department would like to remind the community to:
* Lock doors and secure windows of your home while you are home or away.
* If you are awakened by someone inside or trying to gain entry to you residence, call 911 immediately.