ooby trap on path injures woman; three arrested
Friday night, at 10:53 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report a bicyclist injured as a result of a booby trap erected across the "Interstate 205 Multi-Use Path" near S.E. Division Street.
Officers and emergency medical personnel arrived to assist an injured woman who had encountered the obstacle. Officers learned the victim had been traveling north, riding her bicycle on the Multi-Use Path, when she became entangled and was injured by something strung across the path.
An officer checking the area, found woven string spanning the path just south of Division Street. During the investigation, officers also came across three suspects believed to have placed the string across the path. Those three suspects were taken into custody without incident.
The suspects have been identified as 23-year-old Justin J. Jones, 27-year-old Antonio R. Tolman-Duran, and 21-year-old Dakota E. Murphy. Jones, Tolman-Duran and Murphy were booked into the Multnomah County Jail, and have since been released on their own recognizance pending arraignment. They were chargeed with Assault in the Fourth Degree, and three counts of Reckless Endangering.
The intended purpose of the booby trap has not yet been disclosed.
Community members using the "Interstate 205 Multi-Use Path" should report any hazardous conditions to Portland Park Rangers at 503/823-1637, or to the Portland Police Bureau at the Police Non-Emergency number, 503/823-3333 -- or to 9-1-1, if there is a condition that constitutes an immediate life-safety hazard.