4 arrested in scuffle at Schrunk Plaza

24-year-old Alexandra Chanel Barrett (top left), 29-year-old Andrew Matthew Bennett (top right), 19-year-old Ashley Franzen (bottom left) and 49-year-old Jessie Angel were arrested after reportedly scuffling with police at Terry Schrunk Plaza in downtown Portland on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. (Multnomah County Jail)
24-year-old Alexandra Chanel Barrett (top left), 29-year-old Andrew Matthew Bennett (top right), 19-year-old Ashley Franzen (bottom left) and 49-year-old Jessie Angel were arrested after reportedly scuffling with police at Terry Schrunk Plaza in downtown Portland on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. (Multnomah County Jail)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Four homeless campers were arrested overnight Monday following a reported confrontation with officers at Terry Schrunk Plaza in downtown Portland.

The disturbance allegedly began when a group of campers began setting up tents on the sidewalk after being asked to vacate the park. According to Portland police, when they were asked to remove the tents, they became rowdy. One of the them, 19-year-old Ashley Franzen, swung at an officer. A second man, 49-year-old Jessie Angel, was reportedly swinging a chain.

Officers also contacted 29-year-old Andrew Matthew Bennett for jaywalking. They learned that he may have been involved in an assault outside Portland City Hall on Sept. 3.

As Franzen and Bennett were being walked in the Portland Police Bureau’s Central Precinct, a fourth suspect, 24-year-old Alexandra Chanel Barrett, kicked a door at the precinct, causing a minor injury to one of the officers. She was also arrested.

Angel was taken into custody at about 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Tensions have been high since July, when the city began cracking down on homeless campers on downtown sidewalks.

Barrett faces one count each of assaulting a public safety officer, assault in the third and fourth degrees, second-degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, third-degree escape and an outstanding warrant for harassment.

Angel is charged with second-degree criminal mischief and second-degree disorderly conduct. Bennett faces one count of

Bennett was charged with furnishing false information to police.

Franzen faces attempted assault on a public safety officer and second-degree disorderly conduct.

All four were lodged in the Multnomah County Jail.

 

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