Gresham armed carjacking leads to arrest
A woman who allegedly used a realistic-looking air gun in a carjacking in Gresham was arrested Tuesday morning, March 24, after car crashed into a retaining wall, sending pedestrians scattering on the path they were walking.
Portland police officers arrested Adrianna Talamantz, 22, on accusations of robbery, kidnapping, coercion, fleeing, unauthorized use of a vehicle, possession of a stolen vehicle and unlawful use of a weapon. She also faces a misdemeanor menacing charge.
Around 9 a.m. a man called Gresham police to report his car had been stolen. He said a woman came up to him at a convenience store in west Gresham and asked for a ride to a MAX light-rail station. He agreed and told police she pulled a gun on him once she was in the car.
When they were driving, she allegedly ordered him to get out of the car. He did, and then called law enforcement.
About two hours later, Portland police spotted the car in the 13400 block of Southeast Division Street. Police said Talamantz refused to get out of the car, drove over a curb, through two yards and onto a pedestrian path where three people needed to jump out of the way.
Talamantz was arrested after she crashed into a wall. A black handgun was found inside the car that police determined to be an air gun.
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