November 19, 2019 18:05
On Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at 11:57 a.m., Central Precinct officers were dispatched to a report of a stolen box truck being followed by the vehicle owner in the area of Southbound I-5 at the Marquam Bridge.
Officers located the vehicle in heavy traffic and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The vehicle did not stop and drove a short distance before the driver fled on foot near the area of Southwest Capitol Highway and I-5. Officers contained the area and requested a police K-9.
As officers were containing the area, another call came out at the McDonald's near Southwest Barbur Boulevard and Capitol Highway where a male attempted to get into a customer's pick-up truck in the drive through. Officers located the pick-up truck and noticed the driver covertly indicating someone was in the canopy covered bed of the truck.
Officers challenged the subject and arrested him. The suspect was identified as 21 year-old Shane Early. (PHOTO) He was identified as the suspect in a different stolen commercial truck incident with a hit and run.
Early was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges including Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle (2 counts), Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle (2 counts), Unlawful Entry into a Motor Vehicle Attempt Elude by Vehicle, Attempt Elude on Foot, Disorderly Conduct II, and Fail to Perform Duties of a Driver (property damage).
The stolen box truck was returned to the owner.
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