Wanted Suspect Arrested After Attempting to Elude in Pearl District (Photo)

November 08, 2019 15:33


On Friday, November 8, 2019, at about 11 a.m., a Central Precinct sergeant located a wanted suspect near Northwest 14th Avenue and Northwest Glisan Street. The suspect, Matthew S. Harris, 36 (photo), had a history of eluding police, and was seen getting into a rented van.

The sergeant requested additional units and then tried to stop Harris. He attempted to elude the sergeant. Another assisting officer deployed spike strips and deflated the tires of the van. Harris still failed to stop until officers were able to box-in the vehicle at Northwest 14th Avenue and Northwest Flanders Street (photos). A box-in is a maneuver where police vehicles are positioned around a suspect vehicle to prevent a suspect from driving away.

Officers arrested Harris. He has been booked at the Multnomah County Detention Center on multiple warrants. Other charges are pending.

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