Driver plows through fresh concrete in SE Portland

Crime

Richard Reed faces 3 charges

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — On Valentine’s Day, a white pick-up truck drove through freshly poured concrete at a construction site in Southeast Portland. The vandalism was caught on surveillance camera and on Tuesday Portland police arrested a 28-year-old man.

Richard Reed now faces 2 counts of criminal mischief and reckless driving for the incident at SE 38th and Schiller.

Richard Reed was arrested after allegedly driving through fresh concrete in SE Portland on February 14, 2020 (PPB)

In the video, the driver pulls up to the barricades and stops, then drives through the barricade and plows through the fresh concrete, leaving deep tire tracks at a Portland Bureau of Transportation project.

Reed allegedly caused more than $30,000 in damage.

Amy Koski and her family have lived in the neighborhood for a decade. She told KOIN 6 News she loves the area but sees drivers often breaking the law.

“The drivers drive around you on the lefthand side, they zoom up and down 40 or 50 miles an hour — and all of our neighbors, we call every day and we call 911 when there’s reckless drivers, and [the police] just never show up,” Koski said.

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