Portland police arrest 3 following vandalism to businesses

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Portland have arrested three people following damage to at least 10 businesses. Police say they responded to reports of a group of people smashing windows and spray-painting graffiti on buildings early Thursday morning. Police say businesses sustaining damage include banks, an auto service center, a shipping store and other storefronts. Taken into custody were 24-year-old Chester Hester, 38-year-old Nicole Noriega and 23-year-old Bailey Willack. They were booked into the Multnomah County Jail, and each face 10 counts of first-degree criminal mischief. It’s not clear if they have attorneys. Authorities didn’t provide a cost estimate of the damage.