Two suspects charged with stealing from downtown business during riot


October 13, 2020

PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced two people are charged with knowingly committing the crime of theft during a riot in downtown several months ago.

Richard Cavanaugh and Shane Anderson are both charged with one count of burglary in the first degree and one count of theft in the first degree.

According to court documents, on May 30, 2020, Portland Police responded to a business called “BAIT,” located in the 800 block of Southwest Broadway Street. The business was closed but police found the windows smashed out and saw several people inside grabbing merchandise. When officers entered the store, they located Cavanaugh attempting to leave the store carrying store merchandise. Police also identified Anderson as another suspect inside the store committing the crime of theft.

According to its social media profiles, BAIT is a premium retailer specializing in footwear, apparel and high end collectibles.

Law enforcement continues to investigate other instances of looting that occurred on both May 29 and May 30, 2020 in downtown Portland.

No additional information can be released by the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office at this time.

A charging document is only an accusation of a crime. Cavanaugh and Anderson are innocent unless and until proven guilty.

A grand jury previously indicted a third co-defendant, Ada McGraw, in this case.




Media Contact:

Brent Weisberg, Communications Director

Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office