Young man wanted for inappropriate conduct on a WES Commuter Rail train
TriMet is asking for the public’s help in identifying a young man captured on camera exhibiting inappropriate conduct on a WES Commuter Rail train. Video released by the transit agency shows the young man repeatedly spitting inside a WES train on Wednesday, July 11.
The man boarded the 7:05 p.m. train at the Beaverton Transit Center and deboarded at the Tigard Transit Center at about 7:16 p.m. During the 11-minute ride, the young man was seen spitting on the floor of the train at least 15 times and attempting to intimidate at least one other rider. The individual was wearing a dark baseball cap with a red brim with the word “Portland” on it.
Transit police officers want to locate the man so they can exclude him from the system. He faces a 30- to 90-day exclusion as well as a possible fine for the cleanup. If someone recognizes the individual, they are asked to call 503-238-RIDE.
The 14.7-mile WES line operates weekday rush hour service connecting Beaverton, Tigard, Tualatin and Wilsonville in a 27-minute commute. WES travels an average 37 mph with a maximum of 60 mph. Since beginning service in February 2009, ridership has increased nearly 52 percent and WES has provided more than 1.2 million rides.