Wednesday, August 9, 2017

UPDATE: East Precinct Officers and K9 Team Arrest Car-Jacking Suspect Late Tuesday Night (Photo)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: August 9th, 2017 1:45 PM
Downloadable file: Police K9 Jager
Downloadable file: Hatchet
Downloadable file: John P. Lewis
This incident occurred on Tuesday August 8, 2017.



On Tuesday August 8, 2017, at 11:58 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to the report of a car-jacking in the 11100 block of Northeast Halsey Street.

An officer arrived on scene and contacted the victim while additional officers searched the area for the stolen vehicle. As the officer interviewed the victim, he learned the male suspect threatened the victim with a double-bladed hatchet while demanding the victim's car and car keys. Once the suspect possessed the car keys he drove away in the victim's car.

Shortly after beginning the search for the stolen vehicle, officers located the vehicle in the 1100 block of Northeast 109th Avenue. Officers established a perimeter around the area where the stolen vehicle was found. A team of officers, with the assistance of Police K9 Jager, searched the neighborhood. Police K9 Jager located the suspect hiding in bushes near the 10800 block of Northeast Halsey Street.

The suspect, 46-year-old John P. Lewis, was taken into custody. A hatchet (see photograph) was located where the suspect was hiding and seized as evidence.

Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail responded and continued the investigation with the assistance of East Precinct officers and criminalists with the Portland Police Bureau Forensic Evidence Division.

Lewis was lodged in the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Robbery in the First Degree, Attempt Assault in the First Degree, Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, and a Post-Prison Supervision Violation related to a prior conviction of Burglary in the Second Degree.

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