Portlandia Dystopia: Homeless Man trashes historic  building | $300,000 in Damages

Vandal trashes historic downtown Portland office building | KGW.com

“Uriel Lazaro-Ixtlahuaco, 29, was booked into jail late Tuesday morning. He has been accused of three counts second-degree burglary, two counts of first-degree criminal mischief and one count of first-degree theft.

…Employees have seen and filmed multiple people injecting themselves with drugs, having sex and defecating in the parking lot next to their business.

….Holmes said he and others at SQ1 have contacted the Portland Police Bureau and Mayor Ted Wheeler’s office for help. But in an email, he told KGW, “They aren’t responding to our repeated emails to them with photos and videos of the incidents.”

It’s the latest in a series of clashes between the city’s business community and embattled homeless population.

In late January, the owners of Nia dance studio announced they were relocating from the historic Pythian Building downtown, citing safety concerns about homeless campers in the area.”

Just who is embattled?

 

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