Thief in stolen car leads Tigard police on chase through city
A suspect in a stolen car filled with a cache of stolen items led Tigard police on an erratic chase Wednesday night before the individual escaped near an apartment complex off of 112th Avenue.
The incident occurred around 9:35 p.m. after someone reported an unwanted individual at the Parkwood Court Apartments. When officers arrive, the suspect took off, leading officers on a chase through several neighborhoods, where the subject struck a light pole at one point, according to a Tigard Police Department news release.
Eventually, the individual fled on foot near Meadow Creek Apartments on North Dakota Avenue. Tigard police were joined by officers from Tualatin, King City and Beaverton police departments as well as the Washington County Sheriff's Department in a search for the suspect but neither they nor K-9 units were able to find the individual.
However, inside the stolen car, police discovered ammunition, methamphetamine, dozens of identification and gift cards, counterfeit cash, laptops and burglary tools. While the investigation is at an early stage, crime analysts have linked some of the recovered property to at least one burglary, police said.
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