Suspect in downtown Portland vandalism case released due to public defender shortage

Tyler Jaramillo was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly smashing the windows of multiple businesses. He was released due to the shortage of public defenders.

PORTLAND, Ore. — A man accused of breaking the windows of multiple businesses in downtown Portland with a street sign pole this week was released from custody because there wasn’t an available attorney to represent him.

Tyler Jaramillo, 28, was arrested on Sept. 27 for first-degree criminal mischief.

On Tuesday around 12:30 a.m., officers responded to a report of vandalism near Southwest Salmon Street and Southwest 11th Avenue. Police found six businesses and one vehicle damaged along Salmon Street. Some

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