Update: Final Mount Tabor arson teen detained by police

  • Source: KATU-TV ABC 2 Portland
  • Published: 01/25/2023 12:00 AM

Wayne Chen, one of the three teens indicted on multiple charges related to arsons at Southeast Portland’s Mount Tabor Park, turned himself in to police early Wednesday morning. Chen, 18, is listed as having been booked into Multnomah County Jail at 3:22 a.m. and released later the same morning. Chen, as well as Samuel Perkins and Malik Hares, also 18, face charges of arson and reckless burning. Mount Tabor Park was the scene of at least 15 arson incidents in September 2022. The teens were seen on security footage in the area during the time of the arsons, and prosecutors say they admitted to the crimes.


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