Suspect arrested after ramming Sheriff vehicles, crashing into house
A man who police say stole an SUV, then rammed into two Sheriff vehicles with it before crashing into a house and barricading himself in a stranger's home in now in custody.
Isaiah Mohr, 23, was arrested Thursday afternoon, Nov. 21 after a wild series of events near Aloha that left one deputy injured and caused law enforcement to surround a home where Mohr was barricaded for hours.
According to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, deputies were dispatched to the scene of a hit-and-run crash near Southwest 198th Avenue and Southwest Kinnaman Road at 10:25 a.m. Thursday. A blue Toyota 4Runner, stolen out of Forest Grove earlier that morning, had left the scene, but deputies saw the SUV heading east on Southwest Farmington Road.
Mohr gave chase as deputies attempted to stop the stolen SUV, and eluded deputies near Southwest 170th Avenue and Farmington Road, WCSO noted. Shortly afterward, the suspect was spotted trying to clean the 4Runner in the 16000 block of Southwest Timberland Drive.
"Two deputies arrived, located Mr. Mohr with the vehicle, and confirmed it was the stolen Toyota 4Runner," WCSO stated in a news release. "The Toyota and a patrol car collided as the suspect attempted to flee, causing one deputy to sustain injuries."
Immediately after hitting the patrol car, the stolen SUV hit another patrol vehicle, causing minor damage.
"The suspect vehicle ended up hitting two of our cars. One deputy is injured," Sgt. Danny DiPietro with the WCSO said shortly before noon Thursday. WCSO stated via its Twitter account that the deputy is OK, and later noted that the injured deputy was taken to a hospital and later released.
Mohr fled the scene of the crashes, before being spotted heading north on Southwest 170th Avenue. Mohr then crashed the SUV into a home after attempting to turn on Southwest Sugar Plum Lane, WCSO reported. It was then that Mohr left the stolen Toyota and fled the scene on foot into a nearby home on 171st Avenue. A woman inside the home at the time was able to get out safely.
Deputies surrounded the home for at least two hours while Mohr refused to come out. At one point, deputies reported seeing Mohr inside the home, making himself a sandwich in the kitchen.
Meanwhile, the area remained closed to vehicle traffic for nearly three hours and nearby schools were put on lockout until the scene was cleared.
A tactical negotiation team, robot team and crisis negotiation team responded to the scene, but was unsuccessful in getting the suspect to come out.
Eventually, the tactical team entered the home and Mohr was taken into custody after being transported to a hospital for pepper spray exposure and injuries from several crashes earlier that day.
Mohr faces charges of burglary, felony attempting to elude a police officer, unauthorized use of a vehicle, unlawful entry into a vehicle, criminal driving while suspended or revoked, two counts of criminal mischief, failure to perform the duties of a driver and theft.
The deputy in the crash who was injured was transported to a hospital and has since been released, according to WCSO.
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