Update: Arrest Information and Additional Context-29 Arrested, 6 Officers Assaulted (Photo)

July 01, 2020 15:31

  

The following individuals were arrested during demonstration and riot events from June 30 to July 1, 2020:
* Simon Narode, 28 years-old, Interfering with Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct II
* Devon Casey, 21 years-old, Interfering with Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct II, Assault on a Public Safety Officer
* Lesley McClain, 34 years-old, Riot, Interfering with Police Officer
* David Mandala, 27 years-old, Interfering with Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct II, Riot, Resist Arrest
* Justin Yau, 30 years-old, Interfering with Police Officer, Riot
* William Wesley, 36 years-old, Riot, Disorderly Conduct II
* Samantha Wrigglesworth, 25 years-old, Interfering with Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct II
* Ivy Black, 22 years-old Riot, Interfering with Police Officer (2 counts)
* Cory Elia, 31 years-old, Disorderly Conduct I, Assault on a Public Safety Officer (2 counts) Resist arrest, Interfering with Police Officer (2 counts)
* Michael Woods, 22 years-old, Interfering with Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct II, Riot
* Ryan Krellwitz, 31 years-old, Interfering with Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct II, Assault on a Public Safety Officer, Riot MW 03/17/89
* Reid Bramble, 42 years-old, Interfering with Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct II
* Joseph King, 39 years-old, Interfering with Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct II
* April Mackay, 33 years-old, Interfering with Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct II
* Bethany Carlson, 27 years-old, Interfering with Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct II, Riot
* Lucas Strong, 26 years-old, Assault on a Police Officer, Harassment, Escape II, Interfering with Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct II,
* Nicholas Buri, 25 years-old, Disorderly Conduct II, Assault on a Public Safety Officer
* Alexander Nichols, 26 years-old, Interfering with Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct II
* John Alger, 23 years-old, Interfering with Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct II
* Christopher Plechot, 21 years-old, Interfering with Police Officer
* Rushton, Daniel, 24 years-old, Interfering with Police Officer
*Damesha Smith, 27 years-old, Assault on a Public Safety Officer, Attempted Assault on a Public Safety Officer, Harrasment
* Willem Visser, 39 years-old, Interfering with Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct II, Resist Arrest
* Evan Tupper, 40 years-old, Interfering with Police Officer
* Zoe Ezechiels, 23 years-old, Interfering with Police Officer IPO
* Kekie Ulmer, 29 years-old, Interfering with Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct I
* Danguole Lekaviciute, 34 years-old, Interfering with Police Officer
* William Sturky, 30 years-old, Riot
* Lester Wrecksie, 43 years-old, Riot

5 Officers and 1 Criminalist sustained injuries during the events last nights, including some from thrown rocks and full beverage cans (PHOTOS).

"We have experienced weeks of demonstrations that have turned into almost nightly unlawful assemblies, civil disturbances and riots," said Chief Chuck Lovell. "We have had law enforcement facilities and personnel targeted with violence, including the barricading and burning of an occupied police facility on more than one occasion.
"Last night, another march occurred, this time in a residential neighborhood where many families were at home and some were likely sleeping. Some have said we are only protecting an empty building and the force used was excessive. My response to that is we would have seen one building lit on fire in a neighborhood where a commercial building fire could have led to residences being burned with families inside.
"Life safety for all is our number one priority.We are determined to protect our community. This is bigger than property; it is about human lives."

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During the evening hours of June 30, 2020, demonstrators once again took to the streets of Portland. A couple hundred demonstrators began by gathering at Peninsula Park around 6 p.m. At approximately 8:30 p.m., the demonstrators began marching in a northwesterly direction towards the Portland Police Association's office in North Portland.

Around 9 p.m., demonstrators began blocking the road on North Lombard Street at North Campbell Avenue. While in the street, demonstrators began throwing projectiles at officers who were standing outside of the Portland Police Association office. These projectiles included rocks and water bottles. The demonstrators also shined green lasers in the officer's eyes.

At approximately 9:08 p.m., the sound truck made an admonishment stating an unlawful assembly had been declared and that the demonstrators needed to disperse to the east. The demonstrators were told if they did not obey the lawful order and begin to disperse, they could be subject to arrest or use of force to include crowd control munitions. Despite the admonishment, demonstrators continued to block traffic on North Lombard Street and throw projectiles at officers who were in front of the Portland Police Association office.

At approximately 9:19 p.m., officers began dispersing the crowd in an effort to move them from the immediate area. While performing this lawful action, demonstrators continued to throw water bottles, baseball sized rocks, and full cans. While officers cleared the area, some crowd control munitions were used. Once demonstrators were to North Fenwick Avenue and North Lombard Street, they began to move dumpsters and plastic trash bins to the street. The demonstrators attempted to set fire to the dumpsters and trash bins. During this time, demonstrators deployed orange smoke towards officers.

At 10 p.m., the sound truck continued to warn demonstrators to disperse to the east, however, they continued to throw full cans, baseball sized rocks, and water bottles at officers. The large baseball sized rocks hit several officers which required medical attention. At 10:12 p.m., demonstrators began lighting commercial grade fireworks and throwing them towards officers. At this time, a riot was declared and the demonstrators were admonished by the sound truck to leave the area immediately. Because demonstrators were throwing commercial grade fireworks towards officers, to protect the life and safety of police personnel, CS gas was used to disperse the crowd.

Over the next hour, officers continued to disperse the crowd to the east. During this time, several arrests were made. While performing these arrests, demonstrators continued to throw projectiles at officers, vandalize property, and set dumpster fires on North Lombard Street. A vehicle supplying demonstrators with supplies was also stopped during this time.

Around 12 a.m., the remaining demonstrators began marching southbound Northeast MLK Boulevard from Northeast Lombard Street towards North Precinct. Nearly 85 demonstrators took several lanes of traffic on Northeast MLK Boulevard and were accompanied by several vehicles. As the demonstrators arrived at North Precinct, the sound truck admonished the crowd, informing them an unlawful assembly had been declared, and they needed to leave the area to the north and west.

At 12:46 a.m., demonstrators set a large fire in a dumpster they had pushed in to Northeast Killingsworth Street near the north side of North Precinct. Officers began to disperse the crowd and while doing so, demonstrators continued to throw projectiles at officers. Most demonstrators left the area by 1:15 a.m.

Information on arrests is still being compiled and an updated release will be published when this information becomes available.

If anyone has information about criminal activity related to any of the recent demonstrations email CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov.

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