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3 teens, two from Vancouver, arrested in Portland in armed carjacking

By Becca Robbins, Columbian staff reporter
Published: May 1, 2023, 5:03pm
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A gun Portland police say fell from the pocket of a 16-year-old boy Saturday as he allegedly ran away from officers and a stolen car. The car was reportedly stolen at gunpoint in Vancouver.
A gun Portland police say fell from the pocket of a 16-year-old boy Saturday as he allegedly ran away from officers and a stolen car. The car was reportedly stolen at gunpoint in Vancouver. (Photo contributed by the Portland Police Bureau) Photo Gallery

Three teenagers, two from Vancouver, were arrested Saturday in Portland in connection with an armed carjacking.

Portland police responded at 1:12 a.m. to a report of a stolen car in the area of Southeast Fifth Avenue and Southwest Hall Street. The car was reportedly stolen at gunpoint in Vancouver and tracked to the area, according to a Portland police news release.

When officers arrived, they saw three people run from the car. As police chased them, one of the suspects tripped and a gun fell from his pocket, according to police.

Officers found the other two suspects a few blocks away and arrested all three, the news release states.

The teens, two 17-year-old boys from Vancouver and a 16-year-old boy from Portland, were booked into the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Facility in Portland. They were charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, attempt to elude police on foot, possession of a stolen vehicle, unlawful entry into a motor vehicle and interfering with a police officer. The 16-year-old boy was also charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and a city code violation of unlawful possession of a loaded firearm in public, according to the news release.

The carjacking is still under investigation, Portland police said.

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