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Suspect is facing 34 charges including assault and possession of fake Drug Enforcement Administration badge.

COURTESY PHOTO: PPB - A counterfeit DEA badge, an airsoft gun and suspected drugs were among the items seized from a stolen pickup in Southeast Portland on Sunday, Aug. 14.A man who allegedly led police on a destructive chase in Southeast Portland on Sunday is facing 34 charges, including impersonating a federal drug enforcement officer.

According to the Portland Police Bureau, shortly after 10 a.m. on Aug. 14, officers came across a stolen truck being driven by Joshua Farrell, 36, near Southeast Powell and 74th Avenue. When officers tried to pull Farrell over, he refused, forcing officers to use spike strips.

Despite his tires being spiked, Farrell drove several more blocks, where he rammed an occupied patrol vehicle. The officer inside was not injured, according to police.

Farrell then drove through nearby fences, yards, a shed and a house before authorities say he ran away on foot.

Police scoured the area before they found Farrell hiding inside a basement of a house he allegedly broke into.

According to police, officers recovered a counterfeit Drug Enforcement Administration badge, an airsoft gun, suspected drugs, handcuffs and hundreds of dollars in cash.

Farrell's charges range from identity theft to assault.

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