PPB Officers Recover Two Stolen Vehicles (Photo)

April 06, 2020 15:37


On Monday April 6, 2020 at 7:45 a.m., East Precinct officers observed a parked truck with an inaccurate license plates, in the 100 block of Southeast 97th Avenue. Standing next to the truck was 20 year-old Jesse James West (PHOTO).

Through investigation, it was learned West had a warrant out of Multnomah County and the truck he was associated with was stolen. When approached by officers West ran into a nearby housing complex.

Officers were able to secure the location and with the assistance of the Portland Police Bureau's K9 unit West was taken into custody.

West was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Attempt Elude on Foot, Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, and Felony Level Driving while Suspended.

Then at 8:35 a.m., PPB K9 handler was alerted to a stolen vehicle using a LoJack system in the patrol vehicle. The stolen vehicle was eastbound on Northeast Halsey Street from Northeast 122nd Avenue.

Officers attempted to stop the vehicle the suspect was driving, but he failed to yield. Numerous officers responded to assist. Officers continued to provide updates of the suspect and the stolen vehicle's location.

The stolen vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed heading northbound on Northeast 144th Avenue. At the intersection of Northeast 144th Avenue and Northeast San Rafael Street, the suspect crashed into a police vehicle.

The suspect attempted to flee on foot, the K9 unit was able to challenge the suspect, and the suspect was taken into custody.

The officer was treated at the location for minor injuries. The suspect was transported by ambulance to the hospital, treated for injuries sustained during the crash, released and then booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center.

44 year-old Alan Coulter (PHOTO) was booked on charges of Unlawful Use of a Motor Vehicle, Position of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Reckless Endangerment, Reckless Driving, Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Attempt to Elude by Foot, Fail to Perform the Duties of a Driver, Assault III, and two counts of Criminal Mischief II.

If anyone has information regarding these two incidences they are encouraged to call 503-823-3333



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