Downtown Portland, Saturday night
Or early Sunday morning, to be exact. The moon was 95% of full, and the police were busy:
On Sunday July 1, 2012, at 2:46 a.m., Portland Police officers responded to the report of a man threatening passersby and trying to fight with Embassy Suites hotel security at Southwest 3rd Avenue and Ash Street.
Officers arrived in the area and made contact with the man, 35-year-old Timothy Wayne Bolton, who began to fight with officers. Two officers received minor injuries in the struggle with Bolton who continued to fight with officers despite an officer using a Taser.
Bolton was eventually taken into custody and booked into the Multnomah County Jail for Assaulting a Public Safety Officer, Resist Arrest, Interfering with a Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, and Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree.
On Sunday July 1, 2012, at 4:05 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to the report of an armed robbery at the 7-11 located at 900 Southwest 4th Avenue.
As officers were enroute they received a description of the suspect who had fled the scene, described as a white male wearing a red jacket and red polka dot pajama pants. The description given matched that of a subject who had been in the lobby of the Portland Police Bureau's Central Precinct shortly before the robbery, asking if the officer working the desk had a cash register.
Officers set up a neighborhood perimeter and utilizing a Police K-9 Unit they searched the neighborhood. During the K-9 track by "Bravo," an officer spotted the suspect on Southwest Yamhill Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues. The suspect complied with the officers commands and was arrested without incident. No weapon was found and officers learned that the suspect implied to the clerk he had a gun.
The suspect was identified as 30-year-old Casey John Barnard. Barnard was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on one count of Robbery in the Second Degree.
On Sunday July 1, 2012, at 5:15 a.m., Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to the report of a vandalism in progress at Kush Handmade Rugs, located at 205 Northwest 10th Avenue.
Officers arrived in the area and witnesses told police that a man broke out the front window to the business and was ransacking the interior, breaking vases, trashing the bathroom and destroying other merchandise. Damage is estimated at more than $5,000.
Witnesses gave a description to police who located the suspect at Northwest 9th Avenue and Couch Street and took him into custody.
21-year-old Joshua Wayne Stamper of Vancouver, Washington was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Burglary in the Second Degree and Criminal Mischief in the First Degree.