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Auto Theft Suspect Rams Police Car During Pursuit

November 30, 2005 00:00



On Wednesday, November 30, 2005, at 11:40 am, East Precinct officers arrested 21-year-old Theresa Nuttall on one count of Attempted Murder, one count of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, one count of Reckless Driving, and one count of Attempting to Elude a Police Officer after she intentionally rammed a police car at the end of a pursuit. Officers first saw Nuttall driving a stolen truck near the intersection of Southeast 122nd Avenue and Southeast Stark Street. After losing sight of her, they relocated the car near Southeast 172nd Avenue and East Burnside. Officers initiated a pursuit and followed Nuttall to the intersection Southeast 183rd Avenue and Southeast Stark Street where officers used a Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT) to terminate the pursuit.

Officers stopped and were in the process of exiting their cars to arrest Nuttall when she accelerated, aimed her truck directly at a police car occupied by Officer Tom Newberry, and collided head-on with the police car. The officer was not injured in the collision and Nuttall immediately surrendered.

Consistent with Police Bureau policy, homicide detectives were called to the scene to initiate an investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Brian Grose at (503) 823-0757 or Detective Bryan Steed at (503) 823-0395.

This investigation is continuing.



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