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Sunday, July 1, 2012

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.

Comments (14)

Young creative class

Sam Adams' core political constituency...

Them Stampers always were rough-and-tumble folks. Ken Kesey knew.

...and then the minimart at SE 30th and Hawthorne was held up at high noon today.

Is this merely reporting bias on a slow news day; or is there actually a higher incidence of robberies lately?

...and this afternoon a man stabbed a boy (a stranger to him) at the Wendy's on Sandy Boulevard, then has a standoff with police:

Great town. Have we found a sneaky way to finance the Sustainability Center yet? Surely that will help everyone get along.

Haven't these crooks heard the news? You don't have to go to prison for free healthcare anymore. Obamacare will provide it free to anyone who cannot afford it.

Ahh, the late night meth spree.

To keep Portland weird you must have performance artists.

Not sure what is more absurd, the random acts of violence caused by alcohol and or mental illness or the comments previously posted.

Yes this a great city with many people who are working to make it a richer more full living experience.

And they'll all make bail by 4:00 p.m. tomorrow.

Charges will be reduced on at least two of them, and the others will get community supervision (robo-dial probation).

Final call: nobody does any jail time. Not in Multnomah County: because they can't afford to prosecute lesser offenses.

Then there's this guy, later the same day:

Portland Police Bureau detectives have booked 49-year-old Adam Lee Brown of Southwest Portland into the Multnomah County Jail on multiple felony charges as a result of today's stabbing at Wendy's on Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

Brown was charged with Attempted Murder, Assault in the First Degree (4 counts), Sex Abuse in the First Degree, Kidnap in the First Degree, Arson in the First Degree, Coercion, and Furnishing False Information to a Police Officer.

Additionally, Brown had an outstanding Parole Violation warrant. Brown is also a Registered Sex Offender.

Investigators learned that Brown, a complete stranger to the victim, was standing outside the bathroom inside Wendy's when the 10-year-old male victim walked to the bathroom. Brown forced the boy into the bathroom and locked the door. Brown then attempted to sexually assault the boy, who began to fight back. During the struggle, Brown stabbed the boy multiple times, causing injuries that could be life-threatening without immediate medical attention.

The boy's father tried to open the door but it was locked so the Wendy's manager brought the key to open the door. Brown opened the door and shoved the victim out then locked the door from the inside. When police officers arrived, people inside the restaurant were holding the bathroom door shut. Officers evacuated the restaurant and attempted to contact Brown. Brown claimed to have a gun inside the bathroom, so the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) and Crisis Negotiators were called to the scene.

After more than 2 hours of negotiations, Brown opened the door and surrendered to police. The knife believed to be used in the assault was recovered. No gun was actually located.

The victim was transported to a Portland area hospital where he underwent surgery and is now recovering from his injuries.

Brown was booked into the Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned on Monday July 2, 2012.

Wonder how much money the "education urban renewal" district will be stealing from county mental health services. Somebody should ask Farquaad Cogen if he thinks that maybe we've got too many crazed guys running around in Portland. Whose hands are that boy's blood on?

I have it on - very - good authority the police have been diverted, stifled, and re-directed from solving actual crime - and having their efforts forced in to political, fake, PC goose hunts, instead of basic public safety.

I will be out of here by the fall, but will continue to keep tabs on the meltdown, because many of you not in perpetual government are my friends and neighbors.

It appears Timothy Bolton and Adam Brown are both using meth, if the skeletal definition of their jawlines is a reliable indicator.

They both have the same blank stare.

Perhaps we should have opened Wapato as a substance abuse treatment facility as originally intended?

"Not sure what is more absurd, the random acts of violence caused by alcohol and or mental illness or the comments previously posted.
Yes this a great city with many people who are working to make it a richer more full living experience."

What's absurd is the idea persons like these make anyone's life a richer more fullfilling experiance.


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