Arrests In New Year's Eve Riot

Portland Police have arrested three people in connection with a riot on New Year's Eve that caused thousands of dollars in damage to businesses.

Severe damage was caused to two Starbucks coffee shops, including the one at Pioneer Courthouse Square and the one at 1600 Southwest 6th Avenue. There was also vandalism and burglaries to The Portland Wine Company, Ben Bridge Jewelers, Pandora Jewelers, Chase Bank, and the Pacific Building.

Officers continue to document damages, process reports, and investigate these cases of criminal mischief and burglary. Additional arrests are possible. If anyone was a victim from last night's riots, and they have not been in contact with officers, please make a report online at or call non-emergency dispatch at 503 823-3333. Please reference case number 20-384961.

Police arrested:

  • Daniel Wuanti, 20, of Portland, criminally cited for Interfering with a Peace Officer and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.
  • Joshua Steele, 23, unknown residence, booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Burglary in the Second Degree.
  • Male juvenile, 15, of Vernonia, booked in the Juvenile Detention on charges of Burglary in the Second Degree, Riot, Interfering with a Peace Officer and a warrant for sexual assault.

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