Teen accused of causing $46K in damage in Portland ‘riot’

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A teen demonstrator arrested two weeks ago is accused of causing more than $46,000 in damage at a Portland protest, police say.

The 15-year-old Columbia County boy is accused of burglary, rioting and other charges, according to Portland police. Police said he was arrested on a warrant during a gathering that began Dec. 31 and that he was being held in a Columbia County juvenile detention center as recently as Tuesday.

Surveillance footage showed the boy committing crimes during the demonstration, which was declared a riot, according to police.

Police didn’t say specifically what damage the boy is accused of causing.

But they have previously said that “severe damage” was caused to two Starbucks locations.

Other businesses also had windows shattered, photos provided by police showed. Authorities served a search warrant this week for the clothes the teen wore during the gathering, according to police.

It wasn't immediately known if the teen has a lawyer.