Suspect Arrested After Pursuit and Attempt Assault on Police Officer Monday

Portland Police Bureau - 08/06/18 

On Monday, August, 6, 2018, at 10:26 a.m., a Central Precinct officer responded to the report of a man selling drugs near Northwest 8th Avenue and Northwest Glisan Street.

As the officer responded to the location, information was broadcast that the man that was reportedly selling drugs was associated with a green Pontiac sedan and according to the caller was dancing around as though he was under the influence of a controlled substance.

When an officer arrived at Northwest 8th Avenue and Northwest Glisan Street, he contacted a man that matched the suspect's description. While the officer contacted the suspect, the suspect attempted to assault the officer and drove off in the green Pontiac while attempting to drag the officer down the road.

Responding officers attempted to stop the suspect as he fled in the vehicle. Officers with the Transit Police Division, Central and North Precincts pursued the suspect as he drove on neighborhood streets, until the suspect crashed the Pontiac near North Humboldt Street and North Vancouver Avenue.

After crashing the vehicle, the suspect ran from the crash location. Officers searched for the suspect and during the search learned the suspect had entered a house in the 4900 block of North Vancouver Avenue. Officers negotiated with the suspect and worked with the suspect's family in attempt to take him into custody. At approximately 12:09 p.m., the suspect exited the residence and was taken into custody without incident.

The officer that responded to Northwest 8th Avenue and Northwest Glisan Street was not injured.

Traffic was impacted in the area during this incident but have re-opened at this time.

The suspect has been identified as 36-year-old Antyone V. Ojerinola. Ojerinola was lodged at the Multnomah County Jail on charges of Delivery of Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine, Resisting Arrest, Assaulting a Police Officer, Escape in the Third Degree, Attempt to Elude by Vehicle, Attempt to Elude on Foot, Fail to Perform the Duties of a Driver (two counts), and Interfere with a Peace Officer (three counts). 

Antyone V Ojerinola