Three more arrested, charged in Tigard riot
Three additional arrests have been made in connection with the Jan. 7 riot in Tigard's downtown area and the Tigard Police Department that caused property damage estimated at $100,000.
That night's events, which were declared a riot at one point, resulted in dozens of smashed windows — most of those at the Tigard Police Department and City Hall complex — as well as damage that included graffiti and broken windows to downtown-area businesses.
An estimated 100 people were involved in what started as a peaceful demonstration but ended in a riot that heavily damaged the Tigard Police Department and City Hall.
According to a police department news release, investigators spent extensive time reviewing videos, photos and other evidence taken the night of the march, which followed the Jan. 6 shooting death of Jacob Ryan Macduff, 26. Macduff was killed by a Tigard police officer during what was reported as a domestic disturbance call. Police allege that Macduff had a knife and that a struggle occurred before the Tigard man was shot.
A Washington County Grand Jury indicted the following people on felony counts of riot and criminal mischief. Those arrested include Dajah Beck, 38, of Portland; Jovanny Garcia, 24, of Beaverton; and Brandon Schofield, 32, of Portland.
The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Taskforce aided Tigard police by taking Beck and Schofield into custody previously, according to Tigard police. Schofield was arrested today (Thursday) and booked into the Washington County Jail.
A fourth individual, Zane Bsoul, 20, of Tigard, was indicted on a charge of felony criminal mischief Thursday as well. Bsoul was previously arrested the night of riot, charged with one count of felony riot.
Police officials said the investigation looking for more suspects is continuing.
Police previously reported that on the night of Jan. 7, some protesters were believed to be scouting out the City Hall complex and adjoining Tigard Police Department prior to the start of the protest march. A short time later, a group of between 30 to 40 individuals dressed in black who were acting peacefully and not carrying any type of protective shields or protest signs were spotted, according to a Tigard police commander's report to the Tigard City Council on Jan. 12.
However, as the crowd became bigger, there was a vehicle that appeared to be transporting unidentified items or equipment from a parking lot across from Main Street to the assembled group.
Later that night, some of the protesters shattered the front doors of the police department, followed by windows being shattered and graffiti being spray-painted at that location, the commander told the council. During the incident some of the protesters shot lasers at city hall/police department surveillance cameras. One person was videotaped smashing windows along the police lobby where they used a crowbar or hammer.
The city has offered compensation to businesses who had property defaced or windows broken. Those expenses could include the cost of purchasing plywood to protect the exterior of buildings or paying their staff overtime to clean up or make repairs, officials have said.
The investigation into the shooting death of Macduff was turned over to the Washington County Major Crimes Task Force. A roommate of Macduff's said the Tigard resident was having a mental crisis at the time he was shot.
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