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24 Jan 2015
25 Jan 2015
Man charged with vandalizing banks, ATMs
Byran Michael Wiedeman arrested at house where he was squatting
Police have arrested a 25-year-old man for multiple acts of vandalism against area bank and ATM machines stretching back almost two years.
Byran Michael Wiedeman is charged with Wiedeman was charged with 36 counts of conspiracy to commit criminal mischief in the first degree and 36 counts of criminal mischief in the first degree. Bail is set at $360,000.
Among the acts of vandalism Wiedeman is accused of committing are one at the Portland Community College Cascade campus in July 2010, one at the Hollywood Key Bank branch on Feb. 29, 2012, and one the U.S. Bank branch in Southeast Portland that same day.
Wiedeman was arrested Thursday when police served a search warrant at 6104 North Mississippi Avenue, where he and four others were squatting. Wiedeman was arrested at the residence while the others were detained and released at the scene.
Police say investigation is continuing and detectives are analyzing computers and phones seized during the search, as well as bank surveillance video collected during this investigation. Additional arrests are possible as the investigation continues.
A Multnomah County Grand Jury will hear the charges against Wiedeman in the next week.