Portland police arrest man suspected of shooting at traffic cameras
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Portland police arrest man suspected of shooting at traffic cameras

Officers arrested the man on Monday after he was allegedly involved in several similar crimes.

PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland police have arrested a man who was caught on traffic camera video during a series of vandalisms in late May. Officers detained him on Monday on suspicions that he had committed several similar crimes.

On June 10, at approximately 1:14 p.m., officers responded to a report of a shooting near Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Northeast Oregon Street. Police determined that the man stopped his vehicle and fired shots at city-owned property before driving away.

Similar shootings were reported shortly thereafter along Southeast Stark Street at Southeast 122nd Avenue and Southeast 148th Avenue. Officers searched the area and located the vehicle near Southeast 148th Avenue and Southeast Division Street.

Chase Grijalva, 28, was arrested on weapons and vandalism charges. Portland police said the man will be booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center.

Last week, police released a video taken on May 27 that allegedly shows Grijalva driving a dark-colored Subaru WRX without a suspended license plate, exiting the vehicle and firing three shots at a traffic camera at Southeast Washington Street and 103rd Avenue.

The camera records red light offenses and speeding violations. A KGW photographer who went to the scene found broken glass on the front of the camera. Portland police say Grijalva has shot at city equipment at least seven times since May 27.

Portland police are asking anyone with information about this case to send an email to [email protected], addressed to the Property Crimes Unit and reference number 24-134019.

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