Portland man pleads guilty to riot; ordered to repay $50,000 in restitution

A 33-year-old Portland man was ordered to pay back nearly $50,000 to the owners of four buildings he damaged in 2020 and 2021, including the Democratic Party of Oregon headquarters in Southeast Portland, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office said on Wednesday.

Darrell Anthony Kimberlin pleaded guilty to riot and second-degree criminal mischief and was sentenced to 18 months of probation and $49,755 in restitution to the owners of the properties he damaged, the district attorney’s office said.

Almost half of the restitution amount — $23,751 — will go to an Umpqua Bank location for an incident in February 2021. A Chipotle and a building owned by security company Arcadia Security were hit during the same incident and are now owed about $7,000 in restitution each, the attorney’s office said. On January 20, 2021, Kimberlin broke windows and spray-painted the Democratic party’s headquarters, and now owes the organization nearly $12,000.

Kimberlin declined to speak to a reporter for The Oregonian/OregonLive in a phone call Wednesday.

In a statement Wednesday, district attorney’s office spokesperson Elisabeth Sheppard said Kimberlin’s “extremist political views” led him to vandalize the buildings.

“There is a bright line between freedom of speech and criminal intent,” Sheppard said. “Kimberlin’s actions were on the wrong side of that line.”

— Catalina Gaitán, cgaitan@oregonian.com, @catalingaitan_

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