Vancouver police pursuit ends in Portland

By Emily Gillespie, Columbian breaking news reporter

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A man is accused of sending Vancouver police on a pursuit that spanned 10 miles Sunday evening and ended in Portland.

Officers responded to the 1800 block of Northeast Andresen Road about 5:45 p.m. after a caller reported seeing a man grab a child’s arm and throw the child into a minivan.

A description of the van was broadcast over police radio, and officers spotted the vehicle near Interstate 5 and state Highway 500.

The driver didn’t stop for law enforcement, and continued south on I-5, police said.

Portland police responded and blocked the suspect’s vehicle at the Northeast Alberta Street offramp, where they arrested the suspect.

The man, a 38-year-old Portland resident whose name was not released, was held on suspicion of resisting arrest, reckless endangerment and eluding police.

The occupants of the minivan, which included two young children, were related to the suspect and police said that the incident began as a domestic dispute between the suspect and his wife.