The Portland police vehicle suffered severe fire damage; arson investigation in progress


In Portland, a free but marked police car was set on fire and severely damaged Saturday night, prompting authorities to set fire to it.

North District officials responded at around 8:20 p.m. According to the press release, a fully marked 2018 Portland Police Ford Interceptor Utility vehicle was found in flames, which was towed to the site for repair after a minor accident.

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The Portland firefighter and ambulance responded and extinguished the flames.

(Portland Police Office)

The Portland Police Office has released photographs showing the severely damaged interior of the vehicle. The cause of the fire is being investigated, but police say arson is suspected.

Police say an arson detective has also responded to the scene and is conducting an investigation.

(Portland Police Office)

They have not been arrested since Sunday, as police are still working to identify potential suspects.

In the days after Thanksgiving, Portland police also continued to investigate the vandalism at Lone Fir Cemetery, where a statue was demolished and painted with the message, “eat colonizers”.

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Police said the soldiers’ monument was overturned and painted sometime between Wednesday afternoon and early Thursday morning. He was badly damaged and has since been removed by the city.