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PPB Arrests Suspect Who Damaged Window with Axe at Portland Fire Station- No Injuries, Weapons Seized (Photo) - 01/10/19

On Thursday, January 10, 2019, at 2:25 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to Portland Fire Station 19, located at 7301 East Burnside Street, on the report of a subject breaking windows with an axe. Officers obtained a description of the suspect. When officers arrived at the fire station, they saw an adult male pacing in front of the location with something in his hands. A community member reported the man was armed with a knife and a hatchet. The male ran from the officers, but gave up and was safely taken into custody. A knife and an axe were seized as evidence. (See attached photograph

There was one window damaged at the fire station, but no one was injured during this incident. Preliminary information suggests the involved male may have been under the influence of an unknown substance.

The male involved was identified as 30-year-old Joseph Coffin. Coffin was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail for Criminal Mischief 2.


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