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News Release
Group Gathered outside Penumbra Kelly Building Blocked Traffic for Several Hours, Trespassers Arrested - 09/23/20

On Tuesday, September 12, 2020 at about 10:00 p.m., a march of roughly 75 people began in Laurelhurst Park in Southeast Portland. The group marched from Laurelhurst Park towards the Penumbra Kelly Building located in the 4700 block of East Burnside Street. As the group reached the Penumbra Kelly Building, they were notified over loudspeaker to not enter or remain upon the property, landscaping, or walkways. Failure to adhere to the order may subject them to arrest, citation, or the use of crowd control agents including, but not limited to, impact weapons and/or OC munitions (Oleoresin Capsicum). A lit commercial grade firework was thrown towards the property by someone in the group. The firework landed near several police cars parked in the lot.

For several hours the group continued to block traffic in both directions on East Burnside Street at East 47th Avenue. At around 12:18 a.m., members of the group entered onto the property of the Penumbra Kelly Building and were arrested.

By 1 a.m. the group mostly dispersed into the neighborhood.

During this gathering, a shooting involving two people associated with this group occurred in the 4400 block of Northeast Glisan Street.

PPB officers made 3 arrests. The following were booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on the listed charges:

*Sutton, Laura, 33-year-old, of Flagstaff, Arizona, Interfering with a Peace Officer, and Escape III
*Molina, Tracy Lynn, 47-year-old, of Logsden, Oregon, Resisting Arrest, Trespass II, Disorderly Conduct II, Interfering with a Peace Officer
*Arteaga, Simona, 39-year-old, of Portland, Oregon, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Trespass II

No crowd control munitions were used.


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