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Vancouver men arrested in Portland street racing operation

By , Columbian staff writer

Three Vancouver men were arrested Friday evening in a Portland Police Bureau street-racing operation in north Portland.

The police department said the arrests were made as street-racing participants were leaving the area and attempted to elude police, who were noticeably present.

Tyler Roberts, 18, faces charges of reckless driving, two counts of reckless endangering another person, unlawful street takeover and speed racing.

Jaylen Madison, 18, was charged with unlawful possession of a concealed firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm in public and violating a restraining order.

And Austin Pool, 21, was charged with attempting to elude police by vehicle and reckless driving.

Kenneth Sevy, 22, of Salem, Ore., also was arrested in the operation. He faces charges of driving under the influence of controlled substances, following too closely, obstructing a rail crossing and speeding.

Oregon State Police, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office, Portland police air support, K-9, former traffic officers and detectives all assisted in the operation.

The operation was planned to address the organized street racing and takeover events that had been happening on Swan Island and North Marine Drive in Portland, west of Interstate 5.

The Portland Police Bureau said more of these missions are being planned throughout the summer, as resources allow, with the goal of deterring people from participating in street racing and related crimes.

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