Officer Struck By Vehicle During Arrest

Portland Police Bureau - 06/22/18 

On Thursday, June 21, 2018, at 10:06 p.m., Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a person trespassing at the Kearney House Apartments, located at 824 Northwest 20th Avenue.

As officers responded to the location, they learned the suspect had a warrant for his arrest and an unserved restraining order. When officers arrived and contacted the suspect, he ran from them. Officers pursued the suspect on foot. As an officer pursued the wanted suspect, she was struck by a vehicle near Northwest 16th Avenue and Northwest Kearney Street. Officers immediately assisted the injured officer and requested emergency medical personnel respond. Additional officers took the suspect into custody without further incident.

The officer was transported to an area hospital by ambulance where she was treated and released. The driver of the vehicle that struck the officer remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. There were no citations issued in relation to the traffic crash investigation.

The suspect was identified as 35-year-old Clifton J. Dilworth. Dilworth was lodged at the Multnomah County Detention Center and has since been released. Dilworth was lodged on charges of Trespass in the First Degree, Possession of Cocaine (misdemeanor treatment) and a warrant for Escape in the Third Degree. Dilworth was also served with a previously unserved Restraining Order at the time of his arrest.