September 10, 2013 18:13
On Monday September 9, 2013, at 8:00 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to Waterfront Park under the Burnside Bridge to check the welfare of a person outside the fencing near the river.
Officers discovered two people along with three dogs and one cat behind the 10 foot barbed wire chain link fence for the sewer pump station. The female, 21-year-old Jasighian Marie Baxter, had climbed down a power cord to use the bathroom and the male, 23-year-old Robert Arland Morehouse, lost his balance and fell into the water below.
Portland Fire & Rescue was called to the scene and was able to climb down and pull both people out of the fenced off area.
Both subjects were arrested for Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree and Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree.
Both were booked into the Multnomah County Jail and their animals were taken by Multnomah County Animal Control.
Sgt. Pete Simpson
Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204