Update: Portland Police Release Names of Arrested in Street Closure

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October 13, 2011 12:12

  

UPDATE:

The Portland Police Bureau arrested 8 individuals on October 13, 2011, in an effort to reopen Main Street in Downtown Portland. The names of those arrested and the charges follow:

30-year-old, Brandon T. Lee: Interfering w/Peace Ofc.; Discon II/ Obstruction

32-year-old Brad Mathew Whisler:Discon II/ Obstruction; Interfering w/Peace Ofc.

32-year-od John Wade Saunder, Discon II/ Obstruction; Interfering w/Peace Ofc.

22-year-old Ashley Lynn Jackson: Discon II/ Obstruction; Interfering w/Peace Ofc.

34-year-old Keller Dean Henry: Discon II/ Obstruction; Interfering w/Peace Ofc.

41-year-old Jacquelyn Beatrice Miller: Discon II/ Obstruction; Interfering w/Peace Ofc.

29-year-old Joshua DavidMacnayr: Discon II/ Obstruction; Interfering w/Peace Ofc.; Improper Positioning on Hwy

24-year-old Andrew N.Barnick: Discon II/ Obstruction; Interfering w/Peace Ofc.

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Today, Thursday, October 13, 2011, at about 6 a.m., Portland Police reopened Main Street in downtown Portland. Main Street has been closed since last Thursday, October 6, 2011, when Occupy Portland concluded their march and arrived at Chapman Square and Lownsdale Park. Every day, police have been attending all General Assemby meetings and talking with event organizers about the need to reopen the street.While many of the Occupy Portland attendees wanted the police to open the street, ultimately, the group could not reach consensus on the issue.

Today, police have removed the barricades and arrested eight people for Disorderly Conduct and/or Interfering with a Peace Officer-both misdemeanors.

Main Street, which is a major traffic corridor for Portland's residents, commuters and emergency services, is open and traffic is flowing again. Officers have left the area, as those causing the street closure are in custody. Officers will continue to regularly patrol the encampment as part of the effort to provide public safety resources when needed.

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