Vandal Smashes Car Windows In SE Portland

posted by Anna Erickson - 

A man was arrested in Southeast Portland accused of smashing out the windows of several vehicles Thursday morning.

Police received reports that a man was walking on SE 15th Avenue armed with a baseball bat, breaking out vehicle windows.

One person reported the suspect punched him shortly after asking the victim for a cigarette. 

Police say they found the suspect, identified as 25-year-old Joshua Gonzalez, on Southeast 16th Avenue and Hawthorne Boulevard.

During a search of Gonzalez, officers located and seized a large flashlight and large crescent wrench. 

Officers have located three vehicles that were believed to have been damaged by the suspect. Officers believe there may be additional vehicles in the area that were damaged.

Gonzalez was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Harassment, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree and a Post-Prison Supervision Violation Warrant for a previous conviction of Harassing Communication.

Anyone who believes their property was damaged by Gonzalez in the Buckman Neighborhood Thursday morning or have additional information or surveillance footage of the area during the incident, should contact the Portland Police Bureau non-emergency line at 503-823-3333 and reference Portland Police Bureau case number 18-286458.

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