Portland Police Arrest Seven People During Evening Protest (Photo)

Portland Police Arrest Seven People During Evening Protest (Photo)

November 26, 2014 09:18

  

On Tuesday November 25, 2014, Portland Police officers made seven arrests for unlawful behavior after a splinter group broke away from a very peaceful Ferguson demonstration in Downtown Portland.

Tuesday afternoon's demonstration and march that started and ended at the Justice Center was peaceful, well attended and there were no reported problems during the march.

After the organized event ended, a separate group broke away and began a second march that wound its way through Downtown Portland, across the Burnside Bridge and onto Southeast Grand Avenue.

At Southeast Grand Avenue and Oak Street, a driver seated in a vehicle was assaulted by a member of the crowd. 37-year-old Jeffrey Martens of Hillsboro, Oregon, was punched in the face by a protester, who then disappeared into the crowd. Martens was not seriously injured and an assault investigation will be conducted by police.

Protesters then marched onto Interstate 5 where officers were subjected to rocks and bottles thrown by some members in the march. Officers used pepper spray during this encounter with protesters and made several arrests. The freeway was clear within approximately 10 minutes.

Protesters continued to march through Downtown Portland until they settled into Waterfront Park where the crowd dispersed.

Officers made a total of seven arrests for a variety of charges:

46-year-old Danica Brown was arrested and charged with Interfering with a Peace Officer and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

19-year-old Amanda Calderon was arrested for Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, and Resist Arrest.

55-year-old Erick Heroux was arrested for Interfering with a Peace Officer and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

21-year-old Dylan Croasdill was arrested for Interfering with a Peace Officer and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

41-year-old Michael Chavez was arrested for Interfering with a Peace Officer and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

47-year-old Gregory Smith was arrested for Interfering with a Peace Officer and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

31-year-old Brandon Bashaw was arrested for Interfering with a Peace Officer and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

Brown, Calderon, Chavez, Smith, and Bashaw were arrested near Southeast Water Avenue and Interstate 5. Heroux and Croasdill were arrested near Southwest 18th Avenue and Morrison Street.

Brown, Calderon, Heroux, and Croasdill were booked into the Multnomah County Jail. Chavez, Smith and Bashaw were given citations to appear in court.

Booking photos of those booked into jail are available publicly by visiting http://www.mcso.us

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