UPDATE: Portland Police Make Several Arrests After Disturbance at Downtown Food Carts on Southwest Stark

December 03, 2012 17:50


Portland Police arrested six people involved in a disturbance this afternoon at the food carts located on Southwest Stark Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues.

Those arrested include:

18-year-old Tatiana Dawn Gutierrez

21-year-old Mathew Allen Juniper

21-year-old James Paine

23-year-old Matthew Koontz

25-year-old Samuel Gene Hambrick

19-year-old Zachary Lee Lloyd

Charges in this case may include Assault in the Fourth Degree, Menacing, Harassment, and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree. They will all be booked into the Multnomah County Jail this evening.

A pocket knife was recovered from the scene.

The victim, 31-year-old Amir Amani, operates the food cart "Persian Plate" and was upset with this group of people after a neighboring food cart had a gas line cut earlier today. The victim did not require medical attention after being assaulted.



This afternoon, Monday December 3, 2012, at 3:48 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to the food carts on Southwest Stark, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues, on the report of a disturbance.

As officers were enroute, additional information was received that some of the people involved in the disturbance were either armed or threatening to be armed with various weapons.

Officers arrived and at this point have arrested several people that were participating in the disturbance.

The investigation is continuing and additional information will be released when it becomes available.


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