Unlawful assembly declared at police union building, 24 arrested

2020 Protests

One PPB sergeant was hospitalized after being punched in the face

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — An unlawful assembly was declared and upwards of 20 people were arrested as a crowd gathered outside the police union headquarters Monday night.

A total of 24 arrests were made after officers rushed the crowd multiple times throughout the night. The Portland Police Bureau called the ongoing resistance from protesters “violent,” as officers were hit with rocks, other heavy objects and some type of chemical — one sergeant was even hospitalized after being punched in the face.

With tensions between protesters and officers high, an unlawful assembly was declared within hours of the initial gathering at Kenton Park.

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Demonstrators organized for a Direct Action March in North Portland but didn’t get beyond the park before police arrived for the first time. People were instructed to meet at Kenton Park at 8 p.m. with a march to follow at 9 p.m., according to social media. By 9:30 p.m. there were about 50 to 75 people gathered at Kenton Park. Before a march even started, police arrived at the park and cleared people out, seizing shields from those in attendance.

While officers were doing what the Portland Police Bureau referred to as their “lawful duties,” some protesters reportedly interfered and were arrested.

While the situation was unfolding at the park, police say they saw a silver Subaru sedan marked with a red cross was driving dangerously in the area. They said the vehicle was “associated with the gathering” and believed it was being used as a makeshift medic car. Officers conducted a traffic stop and reportedly found a loaded handgun.

The driver, identified as 40-year-old Jason Dye, was cited for driving uninsured, failure to signal turn and failure to properly use a safety belt. The investigation into the gun, however, is ongoing.

At least two people were arrested before 10 p.m., according to police. The confrontations did not deter protesters, and people reorganized back at the park.

When police retreated from the park, people gathered and began to march. The destination: the PPA building.

At the police union building, police again warned protesters to stay out of the street or be subject to “arrest, citation, and/or crowd control agents.” Despite the warnings, several members of the crowd did go out into the street — and more arrests were made.

Officers said they were then met with “violent resistance.”

Rocks and other heavy items were reportedly thrown towards police and one seargent was actually punched in the face. He was sent to a hospital for treatment.

A handful of officers were reportedly sprayed with some type of chemical, according to the PPB. They did not go into detail on what kind of chemical or how it affected the officers.

By 11:30 p.m., the resistance of the protesters persisted and police declared an unlawful assembly. Officers rushed the crowd, moving in to push people out of the area. More arrests were made after additional warnings were given by the authorities to disperse.

Ultimately, the majority of the group left the area by 1:30 a.m.

Arrests made overnight

A total of 24 people were arrested overnight. Some of those taken into custody wore heavy body armor and carrying various weapons. Some were wearing clothes marked with “press” insignia or were carrying around “press passes,” according to PPB.

They also say one individual threw a baseball bat as they ran away from officers. That person was not caught.

Those booked into the Multnomah County Jail and their charges were listed as follows:

  • Dajah Beck, 37, of Portland – Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
  • Holly Kvalheim, 29, of Portland – Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
  • Jared Peacock, 33, of Portland – Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
  • Morgan McKniff, 30, of Portland – Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
  • Aaron LaPointe-Aichison, 33, of Portland – Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Escape in the Third Degree (2 counts)
  • Tracy Molina, 47, of Portland – Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
  • Louise Adkins, 27, of Portland – Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
  • Jordan Conway, 29, of Portland – Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
  • Cameron Baldwin-Gray, 26, of Vancouver, Washington – Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
  • Robert Eboch, 35, of Portland – Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
  • Gary Floyd, 51, of Beaverton, Oregon – Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
  • Chris Khatami, 30, of Portland – Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
  • Sebastian Cazres, 24, of Portland – Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
  • Delaney White, 22, of Portland – Interfering with a Peace Officer
  • Dustin Ferreira, 37, of Portland – Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Menacing
  • John Jackson, 23, of Portland – Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
  • Darrell Kimberlan, 31, of Portland – Interfering with a Peace Officer
  • Jovanny Garcia, 24, of Beaverton, Oregon – Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
  • Molly Peterson, 18, of Portland – Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
  • Henry Moray, 22, of Portland – Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree
  • Jeffrey Lippincott, 27, of Portland – Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, Harassment

Criminally Cited:

  • Dimitri Stoyonoff, 39, of Portland – Interfering with a Peace Officer
  • Conor Maraist, 28, of Portland – Interfering with a Peace Officer

Referred to Juvenile court:

  • Juvenile female, 17, of Portland – Interfering with a Peace Officer, Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree

Follow reporter Jacquelyn Abad for on-the-ground updates:

Protests returned to the city streets this week after a quiet night Sunday, but an active weekend overall after a Proud Boy rally was held at Delta Park Saturday afternoon and counter-demonstrations were organized nearby.

In preparation for the arrival of the right-wing group, Governor Kate Brown on Friday made Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese and Oregon State Police Superintendent Travis Hampton joint incident commanders of Portland for the 48-hour period. Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell said the action provided them with additional resources. “Our goal is to keep people apart,” he said.

There were no large interactions between the groups, which were relatively close to each other but separated by a large police presence. Demonstrations largely disbanded by late afternoon Saturday.

Following the multiple protests in North Portland, people gathered outside the Justice Center downtown Saturday night for a protest against police brutality. Hundreds of people occupied the block outside the building on SW 3rd Avenue.

Police repeatedly warned people to get out of the street and to not throw projectiles at officers. Demonstrators continued to occupy the area and chant.

Shortly before midnight an unlawful assembly was declared and law enforcement moved in to disperse people. Police later said 30 people had been arrested Saturday night.

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