Pursued suspect bails in Southeast; is arrested on warrants
On Sunday October 21, just after midnight at 12:10 a.m., East Precinct officers attempted to stop the driver of a pickup truck for a traffic violation at S.E. 82nd Avenue at Powell Boulevard. The driver failed to stop for police and sped out of the area.
A few minutes later, officers located the vehicle abandoned near S.E. 84th Avenue and Bush Street. Officers established a neighborhood perimeter and began searching with a Canine Unit, assisted by the "eye in the sky" Air Support Unit.
Officers eventually located the suspect in a garage of a home in the 8300 block of S.E. Rhone Street. He was taken into custody without incident.
The suspect, 31-year-old Michael Wayne Welch, was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Attempt to Elude on Foot, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Burglary in the Second Degree -- and multiple arrest warrants.