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News Release
12 year-old Detained for Fire at Elk Statue Fountain in Broad Daylight - 07/13/20

On July 13, 2020, at 8:30 a.m., Portland Police Bureau Officers responded to a call of a suspect who was adding accelerants to a fire at the site where the Elk statue used to stand on SW Main St between 3rd and 4th Avenues. A witness directed Officers to the suspect, who turned out to be a 12 year-old male.

The juvenile was detained, identified, and the incident was referred to juvenile services for a charge of Reckless Burning. The suspect was released to his mother.

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