Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Gang Enforcement Team Arrests Two Suspects After Driver Flees Traffic Stop


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: August 9th, 2017 7:33 PM
On Wednesday August 9, 2017, at 5:56 p.m., officers with the Tactical Operations Division's Gang Enforcement Team (GET) attempted to stop a 2016 Nissan Rogue near Northeast 12th Avenue and Northeast Irving Street. Officers observed the driver of the Nissan Rogue violate a traffic law prior to the traffic stop. The vehicle, occupied by two people GET officers recognized as gang associates, did not stop as officers attempted to perform traffic stop.

Officers requested assistance from the Portland Police Bureau's Air Support Unit so officers would not have to pursue the vehicle on congested roadways. The Air Support Unit arrived overhead, followed the vehicle, and provided officers with updated locations of the vehicle as it traveled through neighborhoods.

After getting some distance from the area of the original attempted traffic stop, the driver of the Nissan Rogue stopped and exited the vehicle near Northeast Caesar E. Chavez Boulevard and Southeast Skidmore Street. The Air Support Unit continued to provide the positions of the two occupants as they left the vehicle. Officers located and arrested both occupants. One of the occupants was taken into custody near Northeast Caesar E. Chavez Boulevard and Northeast Shaver Street and the other suspect was arrested in the yard of a residence in the 4300 block of Northeast 40th Avenue.

Officers continue to investigate this incident. An update, with suspect information, will be provided as more information becomes available from the investigation.

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