Wanted felon arrested in Foster-Powell -- guns, drugs, stolen car
An investigation by the Portland Police Bureau's East Precinct Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) led to the arrest of a wanted fugitive on Thursday afternoon, April 16, in the Foster-Powell neighborhood.
"The investigation began around noon when members of the NRT received information about a wanted subject in the area of S.E. 69th Avenue and Powell Boulevard," said police spokesperson Officer Carlos Ibarra.
The suspect, identified as 32-year-old Joshua Kenneth Jame Derrick, was wanted for multiple outstanding felony warrants, as well as for pending criminal charges related to eluding police.
The NRT brought in members of the East Precinct Street Crimes Unit and Central Precinct NRT officers, as well as a K-9 team, to take Derrick into custody. "Officers observed Derrick arrive at the location in a stolen vehicle; he attempted to flee on foot, but was ultimately taken into custody," Ibarra said.
It was fortunate that a large contingent of police were on hand – Derrick had a loaded handgun in his waistband; and officers also recovered approximately 28 grams of methamphetamine.
Derrick was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center at 4:45 p.m. that afternoon on one count of Felon in Possession of a Firearm; Delivery of a Controlled Substance; Possession of a Controlled Substance; Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle; and outstanding felony warrants related to identity theft.
At his arraignment Derrick learned that, while a Fugitive warrant was dismissed, he'd be facing the five other felony charges. His combined bail was set at $65,000, and Derrick remains a resident of the MCDC.
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