Hat tip to Portland Food & Drink
for letting us know that Ibiza
restaurant (915 S.W. 2nd Ave) was raided today. Here is the press release from the Portland Police Bureau:
At about 10:00 am today, officers from the East Precinct Property Crimes Unit and Drugs and Vice Division executed a search warrant at Ibiza Restaurant located in the 900 block of Southwest 2nd Avenue. The warrant was issued as part of an ongoing fraud investigation. During the investigation, officers developed probable cause to believe that at least one individual involved with the restaurant was engaging in fraudulent bank transactions.
As part of the ongoing investigation, officers arrested 43-year-old Ramin Zamani on two counts of Theft in the First Degree and one count of Theft in the Second Degree. Officers also removed evidence associated with the ongoing investigation from the business.
This investigation is continuing.
I took the photo above during the lunch hour when I went to the restaurant seeking comment. The sign above the door says, "Open for lunch," whereas the smaller sign taped to the door was written in pencil and said, "Closed." Nobody was immediately available for comment.