A Portland man was arrested months after he allegedly set fireplace to a dumpster that had been pushed in opposition to a constructing that was quickly housing a police precinct — whereas 19 individuals have been inside, officers introduced.
Gavaughn Gaquez Streeter-Hillerich, 22, faces federal felony arson fees in reference to the June 26 incident at a Portland-owned constructing that homes non-public companies and PPB’s North Precinct, in accordance with a Wednesday press launch by the U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace within the District of Oregon.
A tipster shared with police video footage that allegedly reveals Streeter-Hillerich “deliberately setting a big dumpster on fireplace” close to the northwest nook of the constructing on NE Emerson Avenue, officers stated.
“The hearth was set on prime of the dumpster, which had been pushed up in opposition to plywood affixed to the constructing to guard home windows and stop break-ins,” the discharge additional states.
Fifteen police division staff and 4 individuals who have been in PPB custody have been contained in the constructing on the time, officers stated. The hearth broken the workplace constructing however was extinguished earlier than it may unfold additional.
Officers stated Streeter-Hillerich was arrested on Tuesday and charged with arson, which carries a sentence of as much as 20 years behind bars. He was later launched pending additional courtroom appearances.