Group Activity in Portland July 16, 2020 update with arrest information and correction

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July 17, 2020 11:08

  

The following is a list of people arrested by the Portland Police Bureau during the criminal activity described in the earlier press release. Portland Police booked these people into jail following their arrest:

23 year old Tupac L. Leahy: Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with a Peace Officer
24 year old Alexandra Eutin: Assaulting a Public Safety Officer
27 year old Timothy P. Rasmussin: Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with a Peace Officer
27 year old Austin D. Zetting: Disorderly Cond Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Criminal Trespass II
41 year old Andria L. Wirthlin: Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with a Peace Officer
27 year old Alexa Grafera: Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with a Peace Officer
29 year old Samantha B. Hancock: Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Criminal Trespass II
30 year old Sara Rider: Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with a Peace Officer
24 year old David Masterson: Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Criminal Trespass II
36 year old Robert C. Erickson: Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with a Peace Officer
26 year old Gabriel Penk: Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Criminal Trespass II
31 year old Timothy Swales: Interfering with a Peace Officer, Reckless Endangering, Elude (Vehicle), Elude (Foot), Reckless Driving, Hit and Run
30 year old Michael Joseph Dickerson: Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with a Peace Officer
25 year old Emma G. Boster: Interfering with a Peace Officer, Resist Arrest
35 year old Christopher Price: Interfering with a Peace Officer, Criminal Trespass II
31 year old Andrew D. Jankowski: Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with a Peace Officer
34 year old David M. Cole: Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Criminal Trespass II
30 year old Sean Jacobsen: Interfering with a Peace Officer
23 year old Aaron Carson: Disorderly Conduct II
23 year old John Alger: Interfering with a Peace Officer

In the earlier release the Penumbra Kelly Building at 4735 E. Burnside was referred to by a different name. It is properly called the Penumbra Kelly Building. It is owned by the city and used by city and county employees.

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In the evening hours of Thursday, July 16, 2020, a group of a couple hundred people gathered at Laurelhurst Park in Southeast Portland. A separate group of a couple hundred people gathered in downtown Portland near the Justice Center.

Around 8:20 p.m., the group in Laurelhurst Park began marching towards Southeast Precinct located on the 4700 block of East Burnside Street. Once the group arrived at Southeast Precinct, they gathered on East Burnside Street blocking all lanes of traffic. For about an hour, the group shined flashlights and lasers at officers standing outside the precinct. The group was asked by the sound truck to stay peaceful.

At around 9:52 p.m., the group began making statements about wanting to enter Southeast Precinct and burn down the property. The group was admonished by the sound truck and told not to enter the property or they would be subject to arrest or use of force. The group continued to stand in the street and started a small fire on East Burnside Street. Other members of the group disregarded the messages given by the sound truck and crossed on to Southeast Precinct property.

While the event was occurring at Southeast Precinct, the other group downtown began removing the fence surrounding Lownsdale Square at Southwest 4th Avenue and Southwest Salmon Street. After removing the fence, the group began using it to block traffic. Officers arrived at Southwest 4th Avenue and Southwest Salmon Street in an attempt to fix the fence. While officers did this, the group threw full bottles at officers. After fixing the fence, officers disengaged the crowd.

By 11:15 p.m., the crowd outside of Southeast Precinct shined lasers at officers, and continued to cross on to Southeast Precinct property despite several admonishments not to. At 11:40 p.m., officers at Southeast Precinct made several targeted arrests. At 11:45 p.m., an unlawful assembly was declared due to several people in the crowd committing criminal activity. The criminal activity consisted of throwing rocks, bottles, and sticks, as well as pointing green lasers at officers. The group was asked to leave the area and move to the south and the west.

At 11:55 p.m., much of the group had not left the area despite warnings and officers began to disperse the crowd. While dispersing the group, a vehicle associated with the group drove up behind officers, narrowly missing officers on foot and causing an extremely dangerous situation. The vehicle was later stopped. After successfully making several arrests, officers disengaged the crowd. After disengaging the crowd, the majority returned to Southeast Precinct, and continued blocking East Burnside Street.

By 12:30 a.m., the group downtown had dismantled most of the south side fence surrounding Lownsdale Park. After dismantling the fence, the group put the fence in Southwest Main Street, blocking all traffic.

At 12:45 a.m., several admonishments were given to the group reminding them an unlawful assembly had been declared and they were to leave the area near Southeast Precinct to the south and the west. Most of the group who had returned to Southeast Precinct continued to stand on East Burnside Street blocking all lanes of traffic despite all the warnings. Officers once again began to disperse the crowd and made several arrests.

Both groups dissipated in the following hours.

No CS gas was used by Portland Police Bureau.

Updates on arrest information was not available at the publication of this release. It will be updated when that information becomes available.

Anyone with information about individuals who committed criminal activity at any event is asked to share that information with the Portland Police Bureau. Information can be sent via email to CrimeTips@portlandoregon.gov.

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