Police seek man who crashed stolen car
Vancouver auto in Oregon incident
Friday, January 22, 2010
Oregon police are looking for a man who crashed a car stolen from Vancouver and ran off Wednesday morning.
Investigators say the man was speeding when the car he was driving struck a curb, bounced off a tree and flipped over. It came to a stop upside-down near 9835 S.W. Commerce Circle in Wilsonville, Ore., according to a press release issued by Detective Jim Strovink, a spokesman for the Wilsonville Police Department and the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office.
The vehicle, a 1999 green Honda Civic, was reported stolen in Vancouver on Jan. 16.
The suspect is described as a white male, 20 to 25 years old, 6-feet tall, 200 to 225 pounds, with a shaved head. He was last seen wearing dark-colored clothing and had a backpack.
Witnesses gave cell phone photos of the suspect to police.
Officers used tracking dogs to search the area around the crash but failed to locate the suspect.
Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s confidential tip line at 503-723-4949. Confidential cell phone text messages can be sent to CRIMES (274637 on a cell phone keypad), with the keyword “CCSO” as the first word in the message.