Reward offered in Milwaukie Avenue business vandalism
Perhaps unhappy with the work done on contract for the city by "Rapid Response Bio Clean", located three blocks north of Powell Boulevard, the 2700 block of S.E. Milwaukie Avenue, an anonymous gang of vandals created considerable damage at the business on Thursday evening, November 12.
Central Precinct officers were dispatched at 10:15 p.m. after a report of the vandalism.
"Arriving officers learned several demonstrators had applied graffiti to the building with spray paint as well as broke two of the businesses glass windows," said PPB Public Information Officer Melissa Newhard. "No suspects have been arrested at this time in regards to this incident."
The City of Portland has an agreement with Rapid Response Bio Clean to clean up and dispose of rubbish and hazardous materials at campsites deemed illegal, and removed by the city.
The company stores any and all personal belongings and materials that have been "swept" from unauthorized homeless encampments, regardless of condition, for at least 30 days – so that the owners of the belongings may reclaim them, without charge.
Specifically, according to the City of Portland Office of Management and Finance Bureau's online Homeless Toolkit:
"All property collected will be photographed on site, placed into a clear bag, and given a time and location tag on each bag.
"All property collected by the City of Portland is maintained by Rapid Response Bio Clean, at their storage facility, for a minimum of thirty (30) days after the day it was collected. Individuals may inquire with Rapid Response Bio Clean to locate their property."
This vandalism constitutes a crime, as does the recent window-breaking spree at the Westmoreland Wells Fargo Bank, and at a Sellwood apartment house. Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, concerning this or any other criminal activity. Submit tips securely and anonymously online – www.crimestoppersoforegon.com – or call 503/823-4357.
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