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Suspect Arrested After Attempting to Elude Police in Southeast Portland (Photo)

October 21, 2018 10:20

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On Sunday October 21, 2018, at 12:10 a.m. East Precinct officers attempted to stop the driver of a pick-up truck for a traffic violation at Southeast 82nd Avenue and Powell Boulevard. The driver failed to stop for police and sped out of the area.

A few minutes later, officers located the vehicle near Southeast 84th Avenue and Bush Street. Officers discovered that the driver ran from the vehicle so a neighborhood perimeter was established and officers began searching with a Canine Unit, assisted by the Air Support Unit.

Officers eventually located the suspect in a garage of a residence in the 8300 block of Southeast Rhone Street. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.

The suspect, 31-year-old Michael Wayne Welch, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail

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