Police Nab Suspected Occupy Portland Firebomber

Posted by on Nov 09, 2011 at 7:57 pm

Portland police today made a dent in the crime wave at Occupy Portland. First they nabbed the goon for the attempted firebombing last night and then rounded up some other charming suspects for assorted other offenses.

A 29-year-old man was arrested this morning inside the Occupy Portland encampment, police said, on suspicion of throwing a Molotov cocktail onto a staircase at the World Trade Center last night.

David J. Hodson was booked into the Justice Center Jail on accusations of first degree arson, manufacturing a destructive device, possession of a destructive device and second-degree criminal mischief.

His bail was set at $272,500.

Lt. Robert King, a spokesman for the Portland Police Bureau, said officers were given a “very good description” of the man who threw the incendiary device and located him inside the Occupy Portland camp.

King said Hodson was arrested on Sunday for starting several fires inside the camp.

No one was injured in the incident, which scorched a staircase between two escalators at the center, located at 121 Southwest Salmon Street.

Paul Corah, a Portland Fire Bureau spokesman, said Hodson was responsible for the incendiary device as well as separate act of vandalism to the Smart Park parking structure at 123 Southwest Jefferson Street.

Then these two:

You’ll be stunned to know the guy on the right was picked up on a meth offense. No, really.

Another man, Shawn Kimmel, 31, was arrested for disorderly conduct, possession of methamphetamine, carrying a concealed weapon after officers contacted him for his aggressive behavior at the camp. Kimmel was also arrested on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear on a criminal trespassing charge out of Clackamas County.

Another man at the camp, 20-year-old Christopher Hamblin-Rock,was booked into the Justice Center Jail on a probation violation related to a third degree theft conviction and furnishing false information to police.

In addition to the arrests and citations, paramedics revived a man who had apparently overdosed on drugs. He was taken to a hospital for treatment.


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