UPDATE #2: Fourth Arrested Suspect Identified in Sunday Afternoon Protests (Photo)

June 04, 2018 07:05

  

The fourth suspect taken into custody in relation to multiple protests in Downtown Portland on Sunday evening has been identified as 26-year-old Bryan A. Neyman. Federal Protective Service officers arrested Neyman in the area of Terry Schrunk Plaza and Chapman and Lownsdale Squares Sunday evening. Neyman was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on four counts of Assault in the Fourth Degree (felony level) and one count of Robbery in the Third Degree.

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On Sunday June 3, 2018, four people were arrested during multiple protest events held in Downtown Portland. The protest events were held in Terry Schrunk Plaza, Chapman and Lownsdale Squares, and the surrounding blocks over the course of several hours. The four arrests were made at a variety of locations due to criminal behavior.

The intent of law enforcement today was to provide a safe environment for all participants, non-participants, and community members while ensuring the peaceful exercise of the First Amendment.

During today's demonstrations, Federal Protective Service and a Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Deputy deployed pepper spray during two separate incidents when multiple people were involved in assaultive behavior. There were no other significant police actions taken today. Throughout the event members of the competing protest groups were observed deploying pepper spray and throwing projectiles, including fireworks, bottles, rocks, and ball bearings (photogaphs of several items attached to this release).

Portland Fire and Rescue provided on scene medical evaluations to several people, but no one requested or required further medical attention and no one was transported to area hospitals by ambulance.

There were no reports of officers or deputies suffering injuries during today's events.

Throughout the afternoon, the Portland Police Bureau provided information and updates on Twitter, including photos of the weapons and items seized throughout the day: https://twitter.com/PortlandPolice

"The intent of our presence today was to provide a safe environment for all participants, non-participants, and community members while ensuring the peaceful exercise of the First Amendment," said Chief Danielle Outlaw. "The Police Bureau attempted to communicate directly with group organizers through the use of social media, a loud-hailer, and person-to-person communication in an effort to encourage an environment in which Portland community members could safely practice their right to free speech and assembly. Bureau members attempted to intercede by separating and arresting people on occasions when people's safety were in jeopardy."

The Police Bureau is aware that several instances of criminal behavior were filmed and broadcast on a various media platforms. These crimes may include but are not limited to: Disorderly Conduct, Assault, Theft, Robbery, and Reckless Burning. Investigators will be conducting follow-up which may lead to arrests at a later time. If you were the victim of assault, theft, robbery or another crime during this protest event, you are encouraged to file a police report.

The following people were arrested today and will be arraigned in Multnomah County Court on June 4:

36-year-old Jonathan D. Feit was arrested near Southwest 2nd Avenue and Southwest Columbia Street on charges of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

32-year-old Andrew Arbow was arrested at Terry Schrunk Plaza on charges of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

Individual booking photos are available by visiting www.mcso.us/paid

In addition, one person was given a federal criminal citation by Federal Protective Service (FPS) officers and released:

43-year-old Gregory N. Isaacson was detained at Terry Schrunk Plaza, cited and released for Failure to Comply with a Lawful Order.

Late in the day, the Federal Protective Service also arrested a fourth person in connection with today's events. Officers with the Portland Police Bureau Central Precinct are assisting with this investigation. At this time the suspect has refused to provide his name and will be lodged at the Multnomah County Jail. After the suspect is lodged and identified, his identity and charges will be provided.

The law enforcement and public safety partners today included the following agencies:

* Portland Police Bureau
* Multnomah County Sheriff's Office
* Federal Protective Service
* City of Portland City Attorney's Office
* Multnomah County District Attorney's Office
* Portland Fire & Rescue
* Portland Parks and Recreation

Anyone with information about criminal behavior at any of the events is asked to share it by email to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov; or, anonymously through Crime Stoppers of Oregon. Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous. Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips. Online at https://www.p3tips.com/823">https://www.p3tips.com/823 or call 503-823-HELP (4357)

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The Portland Police Bureau would like to make the public aware of demonstrations expected to occur today, Sunday, June 3, 2018, in Downtown Portland. The intent of law enforcement is to provide a safe environment for all participants, non-participants, and community members while ensuring the peaceful exercise of the First Amendment.

Planned events by multiple groups are scheduled to be held in Terry Schrunk Plaza Chapman and Lownsdale Square. While there are no specific indicators that the events will disrupt traffic or transit flow, the Bureau encourages road users to be aware of the potential and to plan for alternate routes.

The City of Portland has not issued any permits for a street march and expects that any participants planning to hold a march to follow all laws and remain on sidewalks.

Law enforcement will be present due to previous incidents of violence between the various groups. Due to the potential for violence, persons attending any of the events are discouraged from bringing any weapons (firearms, knives, etc.) or items that can be used as weapons (sticks, bats, poles, rocks, fireworks/incendiary devices, etc.) to any of the events. Prohibited items may be seized by police and, if in violation of city, state or federal law, the possessor may be arrested and charged criminally.

The City of Portland has specific conduct rules and laws that apply to parks - https://www.portlandoregon.gov/citycode/?c=28627 including a specific prohibition on the possession of weapons in parks - https://www.portlandoregon.gov/citycode/article/641629

Terry Schrunk Plaza is a federal property where both state and federal laws apply to users. The Federal Protective Service is the lead enforcement agency for this property. Specific rules and regulations governing federal property can be found here: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/PA_NRCSConsumption/download/?cid=nrcseprd1024606&ext=pdf

The Bureau has been collaborating with law enforcement and public safety partners to ensure that public safety is the top priority for all participants and community members. Law enforcement will be prepared to arrest and prosecute those individuals who commit criminal acts.

The law enforcement and public safety partners include, but are not limited to the following agencies:

* Portland Police Bureau
* Multnomah County Sheriff's Office
* Federal Protective Service
* City of Portland City Attorney's Office
* Multnomah County District Attorney's Office
* Portland Fire & Rescue
* Portland Parks and Recreation

The Portland Police Bureau intends to share pertinent information with the community on the day of the events through its main Twitter account, @PortlandPolice

Life-threatening emergencies should be reported to 9-1-1. Call 9-1-1 if you can; text 9-1-1 if you can't. Texts to 9-1-1 cannot include emoticons, emoji's, pictures, or videos. People near others who are preparing to or in the act of committing criminal behavior are encouraged to separate themselves from the group and notify police.

Anyone with information about criminal behavior being planned at any of these events is asked to share it by email to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov; or, anonymously through Crime Stoppers of Oregon. Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards for information, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime and tipsters can remain anonymous. Visit the App Store and download P3 Tips to submit secure and anonymous tips; online at https://www.p3tips.com/823 or call 503-823-HELP (4357).

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