February 28, 2021 00:46
Arrests were made during a destructive protest in the Pearl District Neighborhood Saturday evening.
On Saturday, February 27, 2021 at about 9:00p.m., a group began marching from The Fields Park at 1099 Northwest Overton Street. During the march, which lasted over two hours, some individuals spray painted buildings and broke windows. When destructive acts began, officers responded. The Portland Police Bureau began giving advisements to the group over loudspeaker, "To those marching in the Pearl District: Officers have observed and community members have reported members of this group have damaged buildings in the Pearl District. Immediately stop participating in criminal behavior including damaging property. Failure to adhere to this order may subject perpetrators to detention, citation, arrest, or use of crowd control agents, including, but not limited to, tear gas and/or impact weapons. Immediately stop participating in criminal activity." While tear gas use is currently restricted, state law requires that warning be given.
Police response was constrained by multiple shooting incidents happening across the city, limiting the officers available to address the criminal behavior in the protest. Still, officers responded to the criminal behavior and made two arrests. Items that could be used as weapons were seized, including a large bat (photo).
Windows were broken at a grocery store, restaurant, bank, shipping business, and multiple coffee shops (photos).
Darell Kimberlin, 31, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree
Male juvenile, 17, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Escape in the Third Degree
The adult was issued a criminal citation and released (due to current COVID-19 restrictions for booking at the Multnomah County Detention Center). The juvenile was released to his parents and will be given a future hearing date.
The investigation continues and future arrests are possible. If anyone has any information about those vandalizing property, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please reference case number
If anyone believes they were a victim of damage during this incident and have not reported it yet, please make a report online at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/cor/
or call 503-823-3333. Please reference case number 21-680281.
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