Police: Man throws rock at police car, gets arrested

Police: Man throws rock at police car, gets arrested
Milo Thomas Leon

PORTLAND, Ore. – Police arrested a man who they said threw a rock at a police car in Southeast Portland early Wednesday morning.

The rock cracked the windshield. The sergeant in the car was not hurt, according to police.

Someone called police to report a man pacing in the street and throwing things in the 2600 block of Southeast 115th Avenue. Police said the man threw the rock at a police car when they arrived.

The suspect, 25-year-old Milo Thomas Leon, was arrested and taken to the Multnomah County Jail. Police said he appeared to be under the influence of alcohol during the incident. He has no known address.

Leon faces charges including reckless endangerment, criminal mischief (2nd degree) and attempted possession of methamphetamine.

Similar incident under investigation

Police say they are investigating a similar incident that occurred on Sunday, June 1. An officer was driving near Southeast 87th Avenue and Clinton Street when someone threw a rock that hit the officer in the head, according to police.

The officer was treated and released at a Portland hospital for a cut to the forehead.

Police say they do not know if Leon was involved in the June 1 incident.