Portland: Anarchist arrested, held on 72 counts of criminal mischief

From Anarchist News:

forest defender, punk diy-er, squatter, collectisvist worker – our comrade has been active in anarchist projects since his teens, and his arrest touches on the lives of many people in the portland area

Today, Thursday May 3, 2012, the Portland Police Bureau arrested 25-year-old Byran Michael Wiedeman on seventy-two counts of criminal mischief related to an investigation into multiple bank and ATM vandalisms in Portland.

Officers served a search warrant today at 6104 North Mississippi Avenue, where Wiedeman and 4 others were squatting. Wiedeman was arrested while 4 others at the residence were detained and released at the scene.

This investigation stretches nearly two years and involves vandalisms at the Hollywood Key Bank branch and the U.S. Bank branch in Southeast Portland on February 29, 2012; as well as vandalism at the Portland Community College Cascade Campus in July 2010.

The investigation at this point is continuing and detectives will continue to analyze computers and phone seized during the search warrant as well as bank surveillance video collected during this investigation. Additional arrests are possible as the investigation continues.

Wiedeman was charged with thirty-six counts of Conspiracy to Commit Criminal Mischief in the First Degree and thirty-six counts of Criminal Mischief in the First Degree.

Bail is set at $360,000. A Multnomah County Grand Jury will hear the charges against Wiedeman in the next week.

from the portland police bureau

2 Responses

  1. RE: Video

    WTF?

  2. Did anyone get hurt? Just let him go… Other protesters have done far worse in terms of costing banks capital, customers, and credibility just by occupying spaces and marching on the streets…

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