Hillsboro, Beaverton police track, arrest carjacking suspect
Beaverton and Hillsboro police have arrested an alleged car thief on Thursday after he reportedly crashed a stolen car on Highway 26, then tried to fee on foot.
Marshall Andrew Litten, 25, of Portland, was arrested Feb. 2 and charged with robbery, eluding police and unlawful use of a vehicle.
According to Hillsboro Police, a 23-year-old woman was car jacked at 18599 N.W. Heritage Parkway on Feb. 2, at about 6:40 p.m.
Litten, the female victim alleged, approached her as she got into her car and threatened her with a crowbar. He allegedly shoved her and drove off in the vehicle, a 2002 Mazda sedan.
Police said that Litten drove north on 185th Avenue before taking the eastbound Highway 26 onramp. A few miles later, at the Sylvan exit, Litten reportedly crashed the vehicle into an embankment and fled on foot.
Beaverton police officers discovered the car and the suspect shortly after the crash and took him into custody.
The victim was not injured.
Litten, whose bail has been set at $26,000, will be arraigned Friday at 3 p.m.