Accused vandal held on $250K bail for protest damage

Mateen Shaheed, 20, is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday

Mateen Abdul Shaheed has a felony warrant out for his arrest for vandalism during Thursday night's anti-Trump riot. (Crime Stoppers)
Mateen Abdul Shaheed has a felony warrant out for his arrest for vandalism during Thursday night's anti-Trump riot. (Crime Stoppers)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – The man responsible for causing $50,000 in damages during a riot should be considered a risk to the public, which is why his bail is set at $250,000, according to court documents.

Mateen Shaheed faces six counts of criminal mischief. November 15, 2016, (PPB)
Mateen Shaheed faces six counts of criminal mischief. November 15, 2016, (PPB)

Mateen Shaheed, 20, is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday where he will be arraigned on allegations of criminal mischief (destruction of property.)

Since Nov. 8, protests have occurred daily in the city and “while most people participating in the protests have done so peacefully, a group of persons dedicated to wanton destruction have infiltrated these protests groups and caused havoc,” according to Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney Ryan Lufkin.

A judge granted Lufkin’s request to have Shaheed’s bail set at $250,000 and to deny him recog or matrix release.

KOIN 6 News has learned that Shaheed was identified as “the individual responsible for causing a tremendous amount of property damage” on Nov. 10. Video from that night shows Shaheed using a baseball bat to damage a utility box at Holladay Park in Northeast Portland, smashing the rear windows of vehicles at a Toyota dealership, and destroying a TriMet bus stop advertising window.

“Damage due to the riot that Mr. Shaheed participated in was estimated to exceed $100,000,” according to Lufkin’s affidavit.

Damage specifically attributed to Shaheed, according to Lufkin, is in excess of $50,000.

According to court document, Shaheed confessed to the criminal acts.

Records show that he is on probation for domestic violence harassment.

Police records show that in July 2016, they were called to investigate allegations that he threatened to break out the windows of a female’s vehicle. When officers arrived, they found Shaheed using his fists to “swing at and punch his girlfriend.”

When he was arrested and put into a police car, Shaheed reportedly started kicked the door so violently that it caused “structural integrity problems.”

As part of his conviction for harassment, Shaheed was ordered to not consume alcohol. He is accused of violating the terms of his agreement on three occasions in September and August.

Police arrests Shaheed in Estacada. His current address shows to be off Northeast 183rd where he lived with his father.