Top Portland news: Man accused of towing cars, selling them; city floats mask ban at protests; more

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Man accused of illegally towing more than 300 vehicles in Portland area, selling them

Investigators believe Carlos Lopez-Torres stole about 370 vehicles by illegally towing them and was paid about $86,000 by a scrap metal company.

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Boulder clash: Portland commissioner slams ODOT camp deterrent

Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty is extremely concerned about the Oregon Department of Transportation using boulders on state land to deter campers from sleeping on the property. On Wednesday, Hardesty released a video calling out the state's decision to put in the deterrent to illegal camping in sections of Portland. "They are displacing people who have nowhere to go, and are pushing them into the neighborhood.

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Portland considers anti-mask law after violent protests

Portland, Oregon, Mayor Ted Wheeler says he'll discuss ways to better control future protests by left- and right-wing groups with police, business, community and civil rights leaders.

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Portland police inconsistent in encounters with homeless people, review finds

The review also found that in 2017 and 2018, more than half of all arrests made by Portland police involved someone experiencing homelessness.

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