CCSO: Two teens arrested, one at large after pursuit
Two teenage boys suspected of stealing a vehicle outside Plaid Pantry in Wilsonville were arrested after crashing it at the corner of Boones Ferry Road and Blake Street in Tualatin on Monday, Sept. 18, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office said.
The vehicle was reported stolen at 6:26 a.m. Monday, with its owner saying three boys — one of them 16, two of them 17 — had asked him for a ride from Eugene to Portland. After he stopped at Plaid Pantry, 29890 S.W. Town Center Loop W., to buy items, he told law enforcement officials, he found the black 2007 Toyota Camry 4D missing when he came out of the store. According to the Sheriff's Office, a patrol deputy spotted the stolen vehicle at about 11:39 a.m. the same day and gave chase, breaking off the pursuit after it continued northbound on Boones Ferry Road into Tualatin. Deputies and Tualatin police officers then responded after the Camry was reported to have crashed after an attempted high-speed turn at Boones Ferry Road and Blake Street.
A 16-year-old suspect was "quickly" apprehended by Clackamas County sheriff's deputies at the crash scene, the Sheriff's Office said. One of the 17-year-old suspects was reportedly located and arrested by Tualatin police as he hid in a nearby backyard. The third suspect, also 17, could not be located, the Sheriff's Office said.
The two arrested suspects were booked at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Center in Portland. They are facing several criminal charges, the Sheriff's Office said.
The Sheriff's Office asking anyone with information on the case or the third suspect to contact its tip line by calling 503-723-4949 or sending a message via its website.
Wilsonville contracts with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office to provide police services within its city limits.
Both Wilsonville and Tualatin straddle the line between Clackamas and Washington counties, with most of Wilsonville within the former county and most of Tualatin within the latter.