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DA Mike Schmidt files charges after May Day civil unrest in Portland, Oregon - 05/03/21

May 03, 2021

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Brent Weisberg, Communications Director

rent.Weisberg@mcda.us">Brent.Weisberg@mcda.us

DA Mike Schmidt files charges after May Day civil unrest in Portland, Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt charged three people connected to the civil unrest that occurred on May Day.

The Portland Police Bureau announced the arrest of six people on May 1, 2021:

  • Three of the arrestees were charged today, May 3, 2021 (see individual case details below.)
  • Two of the arrestees had outstanding warrants. There is no allegation that either committed a new crime on May 1, 2021.
  • One case is referred back to law enforcement for additional investigative follow-up.
State of Oregon v. Phoebe Loomis (C# 21CR20994)

Loomis is charged with one count of felony Riot and three counts of Criminal Mischief in the First Degree.

Loomis is accused of destroying windows at three separate locations: a Starbucks located in the 100 block of Southwest Main Street; a Starbucks located in the 700 block of Southwest Broadway Avenue; and at Sasse Wellness & Med Spa, located in the 600 block of Southwest Alder Street.

Further, it is alleged Loomis acted in concert with a group of five or more people engaging in violent and tumultuous behavior, creating a grave risk of public alarm by smashing windows, disregarding police orders to vacate the area, and damaging property.

The damage at each location is estimated to cost more than $1,000 to repair.

Police located a bent metal bar on Loomis at the time of arrest.

State of Oregon v. Quang Nguyen (C# 21CR20995)

Nguyen is charged with one count of felony Riot, one count of Criminal Mischief in the First Degree and two counts of Attempted Criminal Mischief in the First Degree.

Nguyen is accused of destroying a window at a Starbucks located in the 1300 block of Southwest 3rd Avenue and that Nguyen attempted, but failed, to destroy a window at two other separate Starbucks in downtown.

Further, it is alleged Nguyen acted in concert with a group of five or more people engaging in violent and tumultuous behavior, creating a grave risk of public alarm by smashing a window, disregarding police orders to vacate the area, and damaging property.

Police located a hammer on Nguyen at the time of arrest.

State of Oregon v. Jeremiah Day (C# 21CR20996)

Day is charged with one count of Unlawful Use of a Weapon, one count of Menacing, one count of Resisting Arrest, one count of Interfering with a Peace Officer and one count of felony Riot.

At approximately 11:47 p.m. on May 1, 2021, officers formed a perimeter with their bodies in the area of South Moody Avenue and South Bancroft Street so they could attempt to take an unrelated person into custody. Day is accused of trying to push through the perimeter officers.

According to court documents, police pushed Day away from them and ordered Day to “stay back.” Day showed officers a neckless that had fallen to the ground. Police kicked the necklace back toward Day so Day could retrieve it. Officers observed Day brandishing a butterfly knife and pointing it toward an officer, with the blade extended, while standing approximately 10 feet away from police.

Police watched as Day walked back into the crowd, met up with another individual and hid behind that person’s deployed umbrella. Officers watched as Day started re-approaching them while using the umbrella as a shield, according to court documents.  

When officers provided force warnings, Day ran away. Law enforcement pursued Day to make an arrest. When police caught Day, they saw the butterfly knife in Day’s hand, though the blade was not extended, according to court documents. After a struggle, Day dropped the knife, police took Day into custody.

On Saturday, the Portland Police Bureau announced the arrest of a person for alleged criminal conduct that occurred during day hours near Portland City Hall. After reviewing the police reports, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office is requesting additional investigative follow-up be conducted by the Portland Police Bureau on this case before making a charging decision.

 

The Portland Police Bureau also arrested Krystopher Donnelly and Darren Stephens on outstanding warrants on cases previously issued by the state. Neither individual is accused of committing a new criminal offense on May 1, 2021. Both previously issued criminal cases are in pretrial status.

No additional information can be released by the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office at this time.

A charging document is only an accusation of a crime. Donnelly, Stephens, Loomis, Nguyen and Day are innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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