Hillsboro man rams cop car, flees scene, deputies say
Police have arrested a Hillsboro man after authorities say he crashed into a patrol car early Thursday morning, after leading authorities on a chase through Beaverton.
According to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Anthony Strohm, 26, was driving a gray Honda Civic near Southwest 185th Avenue and West Baseline Road, near the Hillsboro-Beaverton border, at about 2:23 a.m., Thursday. Aug. 16. A Washington County deputy driving in the area reportedly saw Strohm drive through a red light, nearly causing a crash.
Sheriff's deputies attempted to stop the vehicle, which drove away at a high rate of speed, authorities said. Deputies chased the vehicle westbound on West Baseline Road, then north on southwest 195th Avenue, before the vehicle turned onto Southwest Seminole Drive, a cul-de-sac.
Deputies say Strohm rammed his car into a deputy's vehicle, then fled the scene on foot. A 23-year-old female passenger in the car at the time of the chase was not arrested.
Police searched the area, and reportedly found Strohm hiding in bushes behind a nearby home. He was arrested and lodged in the Washington County Jail.
Deputies allegedly found a spring-assisted knife concealed in Strohm's pocket. Inside the Honda Civic, deputies seized a handgun, methamphetamine, stolen license plates, and burglary tools.
Strohm was charged with reckless driving, recklessly endangering another person, attempt to elude in a vehicle, attempt to elude on foot, attempted assault on a public safety officer, attempted second-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon, felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of methamphetamine, possession of burglary tools, second-degree criminal mischief and two counts third-degree theft.