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Monday in Portland: 3 arrested after overnight robberies of marijuana dispensaries and more

Emily Scarvie

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By Emily Scarvie

(PORTLAND, Ore.) Hello Portlanders! It's Monday, Nov. 21 - Here's your daily round up of all the news happening in the City of Roses.

1. 3 arrested for multiple overnight robberies at marijuana dispensaries

Three people have been arrested after multiple burglaries at marijuana dispensaries overnight Sunday. Portland police said they saw a Kia Soul leaving the scene of one of the reported burglaries. With the help of PPB’s Air Support, they were then able to track down and arrest the suspects.

Photos shared by PPB show the suspect vehicle outside Nectar on Southeast 92nd Avenue and Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, with part of the entrance ripped out. There’s also a photo of Five Zero Trees on Southeast Division Street and Southeast 101st Avenue.

2. Group files federal lawsuit over Measure 114

On Friday, opponents of Measure 114 filed a federal lawsuit urging a judge to block the recently passed gun law. The Oregon Firearms Federation, the Sherman County Sheriff and a Marion County gun store owner filed the lawsuit against Gov. Kate Brown and the state’s Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum.

The plaintiffs specifically take issue with the measure’s magazine ban. In the suit, they claim millions of law-abiding Americans own firearms equipped with this technology, align them with “standard issue magazines” and not large capacity. They say the ban violates their Second Amendment rights.

The lawyer representing the group wrote in the lawsuit that “banning magazines over 10 rounds is no more like to reduce criminal abuse of guns then banning high horsepower engines is likely to reduce criminal abuse of automobiles,” and that “the only thing the ban contained in 114 ensures is that a criminal unlawfully carrying a firearm with a magazine over 10 rounds will have a potentially devastating advantage over his law-abiding victim.”

3. PBOT's Leaf Day service is returning, cars may be towed if not moved

Leaf Day is back and the Portland Bureau of Transportation is warning drivers to to move their cars or they may be towed. Leaf Day service happens every year between November and December. The focus is cleaning the streets in areas with lots of trees.

PBOT’s plan involves sweeping streets in 52 “leaf districts” across Portland. Drivers are being told to move parked cars in 10 of those districts. Consequences of not moving parked cars include being towed, an $85 citation and a $212 towing fee.

PBOT says it's placed notes on cars currently parking in these zones, but a complete map is available online.

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