November 02, 2012 23:45Attachment: VIEW FILES
This evening, Friday November 2, 2012, at 10:53 p.m., Portland Police officers made contact with two men in a vehicle in the basement parking garage of the Safeway store, located at 1010 Southwest Jefferson Street.
During the contact, the officers noticed narcotics in the vehicle and when talking to the driver, he grabbed onto one officer as he started the vehicle. The other officer grabbed the passenger and pulled him out of the car. The officer being held by the driver was able to get out of the grip and attempted to use a Taser but the driver put the car in gear and began hitting multiple vehicles and poles in the garage, also ramming the side of the police car, causing heavy damage to the passenger side door.
At the time the suspect hit the police car, one officer was in the driver's seat and the 17-year-old male passenger from the suspect vehicle was in the back of the patrol car.
The suspect fled the garage in the vehicle and was last seen driving westbound on Southwest Harrison Street.
No officers or community members were injured during this incident.
The suspect is described as a male Native American in his late 30s, 6'2" tall, 220 pounds, brown eyes, short buzzed black hair.
The vehicle is described as a teal colored late 1990s model Ford Explorer with heavy damage to front, rear and driver's side, with several windows broken out.
Anyone seeing this vehicle is asked not to approach it but to immediately call 9-1-1.
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Public Information Officer:
Sgt. Pete Simpson
Lt. Mike Marshman