Newberg man leads three police agencies on chase across the county
A Newberg man led law enforcement on a chase that stretched to McMinnville last week, leading to his arrest and imprisonment.
Officers from the Newberg-Dundee Police Department reported to other agencies at 11:20 p.m. Nov. 12 that they had just terminated the pursuit of a suspect vehicle near Highway 240 and Tangen Road. The suspect was identified as Miguel Uribe-Andrade, 29, of Newberg, prior to the pursuit and a description of his vehicle and license plate number was relayed to the McMinnville Police Department and the Yamhill County Sheriff's Office.
Twelve minutes after NDPD officers stopped the pursuit on the edge of Newberg, an MPD officer driving an unmarked car observed Uribe-Andrade's vehicle enter Lafayette from the north on Abbey Road.
"The officer was able to follow the suspect vehicle undetected south on Lafayette Highway toward Highway 18," a press release said, "coordinating other officers into positions to intercept with spike strips."
The officer followed the suspect's vehicle onto Loop Road and then westbound on Highway 18, eventually entering McMinnville.
"The suspect vehicle began to increase its speed as it drove west on Highway 18," the release said.
Spike strips were deployed on the south end of the Three Mile Lane bridge and on Highway 18 near Lowe's in an attempt to stop the vehicle.
"A deputy from YCSO and the McMinnville officer turned on their police lights and sirens to stop the vehicle as it took the Three Mile Lane exit into McMinnville," the release said. "The suspect vehicle failed to stop and attempted to elude, speeding north on Three Mile Lane toward the awaiting spike strips. The suspect vehicle drove over the spike strips at the south end of the Three Mile Land bridge, safely deflating both front tires in approximately 30 seconds as they are designed to do."
But Uribe-Andrade would not be thwarted. He piloted the car on deflated front tires across the bridge and onto Third Street in McMinnville, but when he attempted to turn onto Johnson Street he struck a concrete median, disabling the vehicle.
Uribe-Andrade bolted from the vehicle and was pursued by MPD Officer Erik Newhouse and his canine companion, Axell.
"After a foot chase of approximately three blocks, Axell was able to engage Uribe-Andrade, ending the foot chase," the release said, adding that the suspect attempted to fight off officers and the police dog and was subdued via Taser before being taken into custody.
A search of Uribe-Andrade revealed an illegal switchblade knife and more than six grams of meth, the release claimed. He was transported to the county jail in McMinnville and charged with felony attempt to elude in a vehicle, attempt to elude on foot, reckless driving, resisting arrest, unlawful possession of a restricted weapon by a felon, carrying a concealed weapon and unlawful possession of meth. He was also wanted previously on a warrant for probation violation. Charges against him from the NDPD are pending.
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