January 07, 2023 12:01
Three suspects were arrested and three illegally possessed guns were seized, including one with an extra high capacity drum magazine, after suspects attempted to elude Portland Police officers.
On Friday, January 6, 2023 at 11:15p.m., an East Precinct officer saw a black 2006 BMW 750 driving erratically and speeding in the area of Southeast Division Street under Interstate-205 freeway. The officer initiated a traffic stop, but the driver of the BMW accelerated further as he merged onto Northbound I-205. The officer did not pursue. A short time later, the Portland Police Air Support Unit located the car, still speeding, merging to westbound I-84. The driver continued on and off the freeways for about 20 minutes, recklessly running multiple red lights and driving as fast as 100 miles per hour in residential areas.
Multiple officers were able to use spike strips to attempt to deflate the BMW tires. However, the vehicle appeared to use tires that could continue to function while flat. Finally, the vehicle stopped in the 7600 Block of North Lombard Street. Four suspects ran from the vehicle and police observed them throwing objects as they ran, which were identified as handguns. Officers surrounded the area in an attempt to contain the suspects.
After an extensive search, officers located and arrested three suspects and recovered three loaded firearms, including one with an extended capacity drum magazine capable of holding 50 rounds of 10mm ammunition (photo). A fourth person stayed in the area of the car and was temporarily detained by police, but was released without charges.
The three suspect who were arrested were booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on the listed charges:
Terrance Z. Greeley, 22, of Portland, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public (city code), Attempting to Elude Police while Driving a Motor Vehicle, Attempting to Elude Police on Foot, Reckless Driving, and Violation of a Restraining Order.
Bobby O. Garland, 20, of Milwaukie, Oregon, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public (city code), Attempting to Elude Police on Foot.
Amir N. Griffin, 22, of Portland, Unlawful Possession of a Loaded Firearm in Public (city code), Attempting to Elude Police on Foot.
This incident involved the collaboration of East Precinct, North Precinct, Focused Intervention Team, Air Support Unit, Explosives Disposal Unit, K9, and Gresham Police Department officers, which led to the successful and safe outcome.
No injuries were reported.
Photo description: Three all-black semiautomatic handguns with slides locked in the rear position displayed on brown paper table covering. The left handgun has an extended magazine with sticker portraying a cartoon character and 23 rounds of hollow point and standard ammunition. The middle gun sits next to a standard capacity magazine with 9 rounds of ammunition. The right gun sits next to a black drum magazine partially wrapped in plastic tape, beside 28 rounds of ammunition.
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