April 24 2019
PORTLAND, Oregon - On April 6, 2019, at 8:52 A.M., Central Precinct officers arrested a suspect involved in the theft of a portrait of former Mayor Neil Goldschmidt. Since the framed photograph was stolen from the outer entryway of the mayor's office, Central Precinct's Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) has been investigating.
Officers found a video online that showed the suspect burning the portrait last night. They learned that the suspect was at a residence in the 7900 Block of North Berkeley Avenue. Officers arrested the suspect at the residence and recovered the burned remains of the portrait (photos).
Arrested was Jeffrey T. Black, 50 (photo). He was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center, charged with Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, Theft in the Third Degree, and Tampering with Physical Evidence.