Stolen van brings SERT officers to Creston-Kenilworth
October 12 was a Saturday in the Creston-Kenilworth neighborhood. Shortly after 1 p.m. its streets were filling with Central Precinct units responding to a "Suspicious subject or vehicle" call.
It didn't take long for officers to close off the streets, from S.E. Powell Boulevard south to Rhone Street, and from S.E. 26th to 28th Avenues – when as many as 29 officers and members of the PPB Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) flooded the area.
An officer told THE BEE at the incident that three men were seen in a stolen minivan that they believed could be connected with an armed robbery, and thus, might possibly be armed.
The incident had started a few minutes before the 12:59 p.m. dispatch, as patrol officers took notice of a Toyota Sienna that had been reported stolen, and began to follow the minivan in the neighborhood.
The van turned from S.E. 27th Avenue, north onto Rhone Street – the driver apparently unaware that it was a dead end. The driver had no room to make a U-turn on the narrow street as officers closed in, so all three men in the stolen vehicle bailed out and ran into the neighborhood.
The incident ended at 3:43 p.m., when the last of the three suspects was taken into custody.
Later, police spokesperson Officer Derek Carmon told THE BEE, "Looking at the report, there was a fear that the subjects might have been armed, and that is the reason so many officers, including on-duty SERT officers, were sent to the incident. But no guns were recovered."
The three subjects who were arrested are identified as:
18-year-old Nasib Abdalla Abdikadir, who was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center MCDC at 4:49 p.m. that afternoon on a Class C Felony charge of Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle. He was released the same day of this arrest after arraignment. Reason: "Released on Own Recognizance".
22 year-old Ali Daud Talasow, who was booked into the MCDC at 5:51 p.m. the day of his arrest on a Class C Felony charge of Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle. He was released the same day after his arraignment. Reason: "Posted Bail".
18-year-old Mohamud Talasow, who was booked into the MCDC at 5:45 p.m. on a Class C Felony charge of Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, and Misdemeanor charges of Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver, Interfering with a Police Officer, and Attempt to Elude on Foot. He was arraigned, and then released the following day. Reason: "Released on Own Recognizance".
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