Portland Police Make Second Arrest in Connection with November 3rd Protest in Northeast Portland

November 11, 2012 13:15


On November 9, 2012, Portland Police Officers assigned to Central Precinct made a second arrest in connection to the events that occurred on November 3, 2012 during a protest at the intersection of Northeast Halsey Street and 14th Avenue.

The arrest came after a review of evidence collected during and after the protest.

Officers determined that the suspect, 30-year-old Michael Jay Miguel Hernandez of Southeast Portland, placed his bicycle in front of a Portland Police Officer who was blocking the intersection on the north side of Northeast Halsey Street with his police bike. Hernandez then attempted to push through the officer using both bikes.

After being identified by police, Hernandez was taken into custody without incident on a traffic stop on Southeast Salmon Street near 20th Avenue, while he was riding the same bike used in the protest.

Hernandez was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempted Assault on a Public Safety Officer, Harassment, Interfering with a Police Officer and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

Officers are continuing to review evidence related to this incident and additional arrests are possible.


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