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UPDATE: Scope of Damage Along NE Sandy Boulevard Becomes Clearer (Photo) - 11/21/20

Police continue to investigate the damage done by vandals Friday night, including interviewing witnesses and seeking out video footage and other evidence. The victims are assessing the damages and filing police reports.

We have a clearer picture of the scope of the criminal mischief. Twenty-seven businesses or work spaces were damaged along Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

Theater, 4100 block of NE Sandy Blvd, Damage: graffiti
Restaurant, 4100 block of NE Sandy Blvd, Damage: graffiti
Discount Store, 4200 block of NE Sandy Blvd, Damage: graffiti
Financial office, 4300 block of NE Sandy Blvd, Damage: graffiti and broken glass
Labor & staffing company, 4600 block of NE Sandy Blvd, Damage: graffiti
Apartment building, 4600 block of NE Sandy Blvd, Damage: graffiti
Food cart, 4600 block of NE Sandy Blvd, Damage: graffiti
Restaurant, 4600 block of NE Sandy Blvd, Damage: graffiti
Tire & auto shop, 4500 block of NE Sandy Blvd, Damage: graffiti
Insurance office, 4500 block of NE Sandy Blvd, Damage: graffiti and broken glass
Paint store, 4400 block of NE Sandy Blvd, Damage: graffiti
Insurance office, 4400 block of NE Sandy Blvd, Damage: graffiti
Dance studio, 4400 block of NE Sandy Blvd, Damage: graffiti
Office building, 4400 block of NE Sandy Blvd, Damage: graffiti
Title company, 4400 block of NE Sandy Blvd, Damage: graffiti
Bank, 4300 block of NE Sandy Blvd, Damage: graffiti and broken glass
Grocery store, 4300 block of NE Sandy Blvd, Damage: graffiti and broken glass
Bank, 4200 block of NE Sandy Blvd, Damage: Graffiti and broken glass
Restaurant, 4200 block of NE Sandy Blvd, Damage: graffiti and broken glass
Nail spa, 4100 block of NE Sandy Blvd, Damage: graffiti
Pharmacy, 1800 block of NE 41st Ave, Damage: graffiti and broken glass
Bar, 4000 block of NE Sandy Blvd, Damage: graffiti
Smoke shop, 4000 block of NE Sandy Blvd, Damage: graffiti
Vintage clothing store, 4000 block of NE Sandy Blvd, Damage: graffiti
Three unoccupied business spaces, 4000 block of NE Sandy Blvd, Damage: graffiti

If anyone has information about the suspects or video of them, please contact crimetips@portlandoregon.gov .

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###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###


In the evening hours of November 20, 2020, two groups gathered separately in the city with the intent to engage in criminal behavior. The groups vandalized and destroyed private property in both Downtown and Northeast Portland.

Around 8:45 p.m., a group of nearly 30 people gathered in the South Park blocks before walking to the Mexican Consulate located in the 1300 block of Southwest 12th Avenue. Those in the group were dressed in all black and seen wearing helmets and carrying umbrellas. As the group arrived at the Mexican Consulate, they vandalized the building by spray painting it. After the group spray painted the Mexican Consulate, they headed toward the new Multnomah County Courthouse located in the 1200 block of Southwest 1st Avenue where they began to apply graffiti to the building.

Officers responded to the scene and were able to interrupt the vandalism. Units remained at the location as high visibility. Because of the high visibility, the group dispersed from the area without creating anymore damage. No arrests were made.

At around 9:15 p.m., a group of nearly 100 gathered in Northeast Portland around Northeast Halsey Street and Northeast 52nd Avenue. The group was described as wearing all black, with masks and helmets on. A 911 call came in when the group began destroying a bank located in the 4300 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard. A cleaning crew who was inside the bank was scared as the group began to break windows to the property. Another call came in from workers inside a grocery store located in the 4300 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard. The workers reported members of the group were shattering windows and spray painting the building.

Officers arrived in the area and observed several businesses with shattered windows and spray paint covering buildings. One business in particular appeared to have been destroyed when members of the group threw a motorized scooter through the glass windows. As officers arrived on scene, the group had dispersed on their own and no arrests were made.

At least 24 businesses were reported vandalized on Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

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