|19 year-old girl arrested after she set allegedly set a trashcan on fire|
|More than 100 people marched from Kenton Park to the PPA headquarters in Portland||Riot declared in North Portland Monday night|
Story by Aubra Salt - The Oregon Herald
|Published on Wednesday April 14, 2021 - 5:50 AM|
19 year-old girl arrested after she set allegedly set a trashcan on fire
Upon arrival at the building, someone from the excited group started a fire in a trash can that was placed directly next to the building. It was mostly harmless but it was a start. The building is surrounded by a mixture of residential and business neighborhoods. Lots of flavor in Portland.
Police gave the usual demands and announcements to the crowd via a sound truck to plead with the nice demonstrators to cease their 'criminal activity' or be subject to arrest and force. No one ran away or apologized.
As usual, someone in the crowd used an unknown accelerant on the wooden framing around a door of the building, and then lit it on fire. Soon the police command declared a riot due to the trash can afire. Even in winter fires can be dangerous. Police gave more warnings like a recording heard so often in the last year. Police commanded demonstrator combatants to get out of the street and walk away to the north.
Members of Portland Fire & Rescue responded and put out the fires, some with grins on their faces now having something to do.
Officers made one focused arrest related to the incident. 19-year-old Alma Raven-Guido was arrested and charged with Arson II. She must be one dangerous girl.
Shortly after the arrest, the crowd dispersed. Portland Police did not use any munitions or CS gas. All in all, not a night to remember, other than for Alma.