A second rash of vandalism has occurred at bus shelters in Southeast Portland. Nine shelters were vandalized and had glass panels broken out on the night of March 26-27. This comes after 41 shelters were vandalized in February; most of those were in Southeast Portland as well. No arrests were ever made in that first vandalism spree. TriMet is offering a reward of up to $1000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for vandalizing the shelters. Anyone with information about the vandalism should call 503-238-RIDE (7433).
Broken glass poses a safety issue. TriMet crews respond within 24 hours of receiving a report to report the damage. Repairing a single shelter can cost between $500 and $1,000 for labor and materials. The February damage was tallied at more than $26,000.
The shelters damaged on March 26-27 have all been repaired. No photos are available.
March 26-27th Vandalism
- SE 82nd and Lindy – stop 7795
- SE 82nd and Duke – stop 7960
- Division and 17th – stop 1420
- Division and SE 52nd – stop 1472
- Division and SE 64th – stop 1481
- Division and SE 74th – stop 1488
- SE Powell and Milwaukie – stop 4538
- Powell and SE 26th – stop 4628
- SE Powell and Cesar E. Chavez Blvd – stop 4651