Night 94: Unlawful assembly, 29 arrests in SE Portland

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — An unlawful assembly was declared outside of the Penumbra Kelly building in Southeast Portland on Sunday night, leading to 29 arrests.

Portland Police said projectiles had been thrown at officers and the building, warning of arrests and the use of crowd control agents starting around 10 p.m. The unlawful assembly was declared by 10:40 p.m. and the group of roughly 150 people was told to leave to the west. However, police said “few, if any” members of the crowd complied.

By 11 p.m., arrests were being made as officers confronted protesters in various spots around the building. KOIN 6 crews on the scene witnessed officers rushing the crowd and making numerous arrests.

Over the next few hours, individuals from the crowd continued to return to the area despite the police’s dispersal attempts. Oregon State Police troopers were also seen on the ground with Portland Police, a move Governor Brown had announced earlier in the day.

By 1:30 a.m., most of the group had left for the night. Ultimately, no tear gas was used by Portland officers.

Police said two of the arrests made involved people with loaded handguns — one of which was in the detainee’s possession illegally. Some others arrested had knives, rocks and one person had an expandable baton.

In total, 29 arrests were made overnight. The list of charges comprised of disorderly conduct, interfering with a peace officer, assaulting a public safety officer, criminal trespass and resisting arrest. Some had arrest warrants out already — including one with a federal arrest warrant. The arrests were listed as follows:

Arrests made overnight

  • Solo, Fnu, 30, of Portland – Disorderly conduct in the second degree
  • Womack, Kendall, 33, of Portland – Disorderly conduct in the second degree
  • juvenile, 15, of Portland – Disorderly conduct in the second degree, an arrest warrant
  • Lafond, Carson, 30, of Portland – Disorderly conduct in the second degree, interfering with a peace officer, resist arrest
  • Donnelly, Kristopher, 26, of Portland – Disorderly conduct in the second degree, interfering with a peace officer, resisting arrest, a federal arrest warrant
  • Greathouse, Moriah, 27, of Portland – Disorderly conduct in the second degree, interfering with a peace officer
  • Saxton, Samuel, 26, of Newberg, Oregon – Disorderly conduct in the second degree, interfering with a peace officer
  • Sanchez, Brandon, 23, of Portland – Disorderly conduct in the second degree
  • Taylor, Wolfgang, 19, of Portland – Disorderly conduct in the second degree
  • Early, Dana, 43, of Kelso, Washington – Disorderly conduct in the second degree
  • Grantham, Dillan, 27, of Mammoth Lake, California – Disorderly conduct in the second degree, interfering with a peace officer
  • Chierichetti, John, 24, of Portland – Disorderly conduct in the second degree, interfering with a peace officer
  • Walker, Katrina, 25, of Portland – Disorderly conduct in the second degree, interfering with a peace officer
  • Sherman, Katherine, 35, of Portland – Interfering with a peace officer
  • Cooper-Cobert, Tazi, 30, of Portland – Interfering with a peace officer
  • McIntyre, Charles, 26, of Portland — Interfering with a peace officer
  • Morris, Ellayna, 36, unknown residence – Interfering with a peace officer
  • Waldrop, Milton, 24, of Portland – Interfering with a peace officer
  • Winegarden, Riley, 23, of Portland – Disorderly conduct in the second degree, interfering with a peace officer
  • Wilson, Alexander, 26, of Portland – Disorderly conduct in the second degree, interfering with a peace officer
  • Lebouef, Patti, 49, of Coos Bay, Oregon – Disorderly conduct in the second degree, interfering with a peace officer
  • Schott, Isaac, 22, of Salem, Oregon – Interfering with a peace officer, unlawful possession of a firearm
  • Dixon, John, 27, of Portland — Assaulting a public safety officer, escape in the third degree, disorderly conduct in the second degree, interfering with a peace officer
  • Ballard, Carly, 34, of Portland – Interfering with a peace officer
    Kalwitter, Linden, 33, unknown residence – Interfering with a peace officer
  • McCracken, Cory, 28, of Portland – Interfering with a peace officer
  • Bernard, Chloe, 20, of Portland – Disorderly conduct in the second degree, interfering with a peace officer, resisting arrest
  • Welburn, Jackie, 31, of Medford, Oregon – Disorderly Conduct in the second degree, interfering with a peace officer
  • Juvenile, 17, unknown residence – Criminal trespass in the second degree, disorderly conduct in the second degree

Earlier in the day

Earlier Sunday afternoon, a BLM group held a meeting an “emergency meeting” at Irving Park.

Linneas Boland-Godbey

“It’s not going to stop anybody from protesting,” local BLM activist Linneas Boland-Godbey told KOIN 6 News.

“I’m going to keep protesting my way which a peaceful way, and it’s what majority of the Black community wants. There are so many other individuals that protest a different way, but I’m not going to police them. I understand their frustration, I understand their anger, but I’m not going to police them,” he said.

The main message at the group meeting was about safety moving forward, and also therapy.

“Nobody wanted to see someone die last night, that’s not what the movement is about,” Boland-Godbey said.

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