Update: Suspect from Tactical Incident Identified (Photo)

February 07, 2023 09:07


The suspect in this incident is identified as 32-year-old Levi Jon Lapage. Lapage is charged with Attempting to Elude by Vehicle, Reckless Driving, Attempting to Elude on Foot, Burglary in the First Degree, and two counts of Identity Theft. Lapage also had a valid felony warrant from the Oregon State Parole Board for Identity Theft. Additional charges may be added as the investigation continues.

Inside the car Lapage was driving, officers found a vest with armor plating, a disassembled assault rifle, rifle rounds, a loaded drum style magazine, someone else's work identification and driver's license, and $2,985. A handgun was also recovered during Lapage's arrest.

Anyone with information about this incident who has not yet spoken with police is asked to call the non-emergency number at (503)823-3333 or email crimetips@police.portlandoregon.gov and reference case #23-34540.

Photograph: Evidence from Car
Photograph: Recovered Handgun


***Original Message Below***


Officers from the Special Emergency Reaction Team took a suspect into custody after they were located hiding in the attic of a garage. No injuries were reported during this incident.

The suspect's identity will be released after they are booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center.


Original Message:
On 2/6/23 at approximately 5:51 p.m. officers from the East Precinct attempted to perform a traffic stop on a no plated vehicle in the area of Southeast 92nd Avenue and Southeast Stark Street for a traffic violation.

The vehicle fled the stop and was tracked by the Portland Police Air Support Unit as it drove through East Portland, eventually being spiked by officers near the Glisan Street onramp to Interstate 205.

The suspect exited the freeway and bailed on foot from the car near Northeast 122nd Avenue and Northeast Siskiyou Street. The suspect then made entry into a home where it is believed he is barricaded inside. The residents of the home have been evacuated and are not injured. Officers currently have this house surrounded.

Due to the nature of the incident, the Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT) was activated. Officers from SERT and negotiators from the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) are arriving at the scene.

Northeast 122nd Avenue is closed between Northeast Russell Street and Northeast Fremont Street.

More information will be released as this incident develops.



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