K-9 capture saves the day after a police pursuit in Southeast
On Tuesday, November 13, at 1:29 in the early morningt., a Portland Police Bureau Canine Team officer spotted a stolen 1993 Honda Accord being driven south on N.E. 102nd Avenue over Interstate 84.
The officer broadcast a description of the car and the its direction of travel. Additional officers responded to assist in stopping the stolen Honda Accord. When a cover officer arrived, the canine team officer turned on his emergency overhead lights -- but the driver of the stolen Honda fled south on 102nd Avenue.
The canine team officer provided updated information to other responding officers. A patrol sergeant positioned spike strips in the 300 block of N.E. 102nd Avenue, along the anticipated path of travel of the suspect in the the stolen vehicle. The car drove over the spike strip, deflating at least one of its tires.
Officers continued to provide updates of the suspect and his location. Officers observed the suspect stop the vehicle near Ed Benedict Park, at 10200 S.E. Powell Boulevard. The suspect ran from the vehicle -- and police K-9 Maverick pursued the suspect and assisted in detaining him, until his partner and other officers arrived and took the man into custody.
The suspect has been identified as 22-year-old William C. Appell. Appell was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Attempt to Elude on Foot, Interfere with a Peace Officer, Driving While Revoked - Misdemeanor Level, Possession of Methamphetamine, and a warrant for Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle.