Milwaukie police arrest felon after hit-and-run crash
Witnesses at the scene of a Friday, Jan. 8, crash in Milwaukie helped police capture a felon allegedly in possession of a gun and illegal drugs.
Milwaukie police officers were dispatched just after 5:30 p.m. Friday to a crash at the intersection of Southeast Monroe Street and 27th Avenue where two cars had collided. Witnesses told police one of the men involved in the crash abruptly ran from the scene and hid a bag in nearby bushes in the process.
The suspect was found hiding under a wheelchair ramp of a business by a K9 unit a short time later. Officers also were led to the bushes where the bag had been stashed and discovered it contained several bags of methamphetamine. Next to the bag was a 9mm handgun as well, police said.
Police identified the man as Michael David Douglas Mason, 32, and booked him into the Clackamas County Jail on charges including felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance (meth), delivery of a controlled substance (meth), interfering, disorderly conduct, escape and failure to perform the duties of a driver.
No injuries were reported from the crash.
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