Quick action on the part of two Sandy residents and local police led to the apprehension and arrest of an alleged car thief.
The events unfolded just before midnight on Thursday, Dec. 6, ending with the arrest of
Timothy Davis, 37, of Sandy.
A resident who lives on Dubarko Road in Sandy heard their car start outside. Believing it to be in the process of being stolen, one resident called police via 9-1-1.
A second person followed in an another car, giving police a direction of travel. A Sandy Police officer spotted the stolen vehicle on Bluff Road.
Police say Davis attempted to evade capture, which led to a short vehicle pursuit. The chase ended in front of Sandy High School, 37400 Bell Street, where the stolen car collided with a small tree and was immobilized.
Though Davis started to surrender, police say he then fled on foot. With the help of Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and a Portland Police K9 unit, a search of the area was conducted, where Davis was taken into custody.
He was treated at a local hospital for a dog bite, and will be lodged at the Clackamas County Jail.
He'll be booked on a felony warrant, as well as new accusations of attempting to elude police in a vehicle, attempting to elude police on foot, resisting arrest, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and reckless driving.
The stolen vehicle was drivable, and was released to the owner at the scene.
Davis was still being treated Friday morning at the hospital, but a booking photo should be available on the Clackamas County Jail website after he is released from the hospital and booked into jail.
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