Tualatin Police seek driver who escaped
Tualatin Police are seeking Joshua Taylor Hayward, 22, who successfully avoided capture in a stolen car on Wednesday, Dec. 20, after his girlfriend allegedly rammed a police car with a third vehicle.
At approximately 3:50 p.m., Dec. 20, Hayward was seen driving a stolen, purple 1994 Honda Civic in the industrial area near Southwest Herman Road and Teton Avenue in Tualatin. The vehicle had been reported stolen on Dec. 19.
As officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop, another vehicle, allegedly driven by Hayward's girlfriend, Chelsea Ann Munday, 25, purposely rammed the driver's side of a Tualatin officer's patrol car, allowing Hayward to get away.
The officer was not injured in the crash but there was damage to the patrol car.
Munday initially was taken into custody but later transported by ambulance to Meridian Park Hospital for evaluation after she claimed to have ingested heroin and methamphetamine or bath salts.
Munday's case has been referred to the District Attorney's Office for review.
Officers located the stolen Civic a short time later on Southwest Herman Road. A police dog was used to search for Hayward but was unsuccessful.
Officers from the Sherwood and Tigard police departments, and a K9 officer from the Beaverton Police Department, assisted.
Hayward is wanted by Tualatin Police for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and attempting to elude a police officer.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Tualatin Police Department's non-emergency number at 503-629-0111 and reference case No. 17-3559. Individuals with information who wish to remain anonymous can call the Tualatin Police Department tip-line at 503-691-0285.