Armed robbery suspects arrested after crashing during chase
Two armed robbery supsect were arrersted overnight after crashing their vehicle into four parked cars in Northeast Portland while trying to flee police.
The suspects Anthony Prater, 48, and Timothy A. Padberg, 30. Padberg was treated at a local hospital before being lodged in jail with Prater.
Prater is charged with Robbery in the First Degree, Robbery in the Second Degree, Possession of Methamphetamine, and a post-prison violation for a previous conviction of Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle.
Padberg is charged with Robbery in the First Degree, Robbery in the Second Degree, Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Methamphetamine, Fail to Perform the Duties of a Driver — Property Damage.
Based on information learned during this investigation, detectives believe Prater and Padberg robbed Rounders Bar and Lotto and left the location in a Subaru Forester that had previously been reported stolen. After Prater and Padberg were taken into custody, investigators located a semi-automatic handgun and shotgun in the vehcile.
According to police, at 11:25 p.m. on Feb. 10, North and East Precinct officers responded to the report of a robbery at Rounders Bar and Lotto, located at 11416 Northeast Halsey Street.
As officers responded, information was broadcast that two males entered the location and demanded money while brandishing firearms. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspects left the location without incident.
Responding officers searched the area and located a parked and occupied Subaru Forester believed to be involved in the robbery in the 1700 block of Northeast 46th Avenue. Before contacting the occupants, officers placed spike strips on the perceived likely path of travel of the vehicle.
When officers made contact, the occpants drove away over the spike strips, which caused several of the vehicle's tires to deflate. As officers pursued the vehicle, it crashed into four parked cars near the intersection of Northeast 47th Avenue and Northeast Glisan Street
After crashing, the driver continued to attempt to flee from officers while in the vehicle. Officers were eventually able to take the both occupants into custody without further incident.
One of the suspects involved in this incident was transported to an area hospital for a medical condition not believed to be associated with the crash or custody.
Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau Detective Division's Robbery Detail responded to the location to take over this investigation.
Officers have attempted to contact the owners of the vehicles that were struck by the fleeing robbery suspects at Northeast 47th Avenue and Northeast Glisan Street. The owners of the vehicles involved in this incident that have not contacted police should call 503-823-3333 for additional assistance and information.