15-year-old faces criminal charges after Portland protest
A 15-year-old boy is facing criminal charges in connection with a downtown Portland protest on Feb. 8.
The Portland Police Bureau reports that a wanted male juvenile surrendered to detectives at the Central Precinct on Tuesday, Feb. 25. He was released to his parents after an interview.
A police spokesman confirms to the Tribune that the protester, who is not being identified due to his age, is facing criminal charges but was not booked into the downtown jail, or taken into custody overnight.
Instead, the case has been referred to Multnomah County's Juvenile Services Division.
Police had originally labeled the juvenile "suspect 1," and three others are still wanted in connection with the anti-KKK rally in Lownsdale Square. That investigation remains active.
"The police reports were done, he's listed as the person responsible," the police official told the Tribune. "He is facing criminal charges."
The charges are abuse of a memorial to the dead and first-degree criminal mischief.
Read our previous reporting below:
The city's police are seeking to identify four protesters who allegedly committed crimes during an anti-KKK protest in downtown Portland more than a week ago.
Police say "criminal activity" occurred during the two-block protest on Feb. 8 near Lownsdale Square. Authorities say some people were chased down while others were jabbed with metal-tipped umbrellas.
Police say rocks, concrete, batons, cans and food were thrown by the crowd as well, and at least two people were pepper sprayed. A war memorial was also covered in graffiti.
Police have identified four suspects:
Person #1 is said to be a white man of unknown age, wearing a black helmet with "161" painted in red on it, and also wearing a face mask, goggles, a black Adidas zip-up hoodie with white zipper on the left arm and black gloves. He was seen carrying a can with an orange lid.
Person #2 is described as a white man of unknown age, wearing a red or orange ski mask with a black zip-up hoodie, under a black coat with a red-and-black plaid liner, and a black backpack with "Nike" printed on it.
Person #3 is described as a white man of unknown age, wearing all black, and with a black-with-white bandanna over his face.
Person #4 is described as a white male of unknown age, wearing a black beanie hat, black glasses, a black handkerchief over their face, a black puffy jacket and black pants.
Anyone with info is asked to contact police.
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