A Portland man has been arrested after pushing a 67-year-old woman into traffic, lighting a power pole on fire, attempting to grab busses and vehicles, and then biting police officers who were attempting to detain him.
Kenneth A. Church, 39, of Portland, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Attempted Assault in the Second Degree, Assault in the Third Degree, Assault in the Fourth Degree, Reckless Endangering, Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, Attempted Assault on a Police Officer (3 counts), Interfering with a Peace Officer, Resist Arrest, Reckless Burning, and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.
According to a press release from the Portland Police Department, on May 13 they received a call about a man who had pushed a woman into oncoming traffic just before 3 p.m. The woman broke her wrist during the fall.
Initially, there were no officers available…
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