WCSO searches for suspect in carjacking
Residents of a Cedar Mill-area neighborhood were advised to shelter in place Wednesday, Aug. 10, as the Washington County Sheriff's Office searched unsuccessfully for the suspect in the armed theft of a Volkswagen Rabbit.
Deputies responded just after noon Wednesday to a reported crash near the intersection of Northwest Mill Creek Drive and Murray Boulevard, on the outskirts of Beaverton.
The Sheriff's Office said investigators determined the crashed vehicle had been reported stolen at gunpoint in Southeast Portland earlier Wednesday morning.
Deputies reportedly searched the area for several hours, assisted by surveillance drones, but were unable to locate the suspect.
A reverse 911 call system was used to ask residents of the area to shelter in place during the manhunt.
The Sheriff's Office said the suspect may have still been armed when he fled the crash scene.
The suspect is described as an adult male wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, a black mask and dark pants.
Anyone with information on the crash or the driver is asked to call non-emergency dispatch at 503-629-0111.
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