Suspect Arrested After Fleeing from Officers in a Stolen Vehicle

Portland Police Bureau

On Monday, April 6, 2020 at 1:25 a.m., a North Precinct officer located an occupied parked stolen vehicle in the 11000 block of Northeast Sandy Boulevard.

The officer did not initiate a stop until they had the support of Portland Police Bureau's Air Support Unit. Once the officer activated their emergency lights to stop the vehicle the suspect drove off and did not stop. Officers did not pursue. PPB's Air Unit assisted and followed the vehicle.

Officers were able to put out spike strips at the intersection of Northeast 105th Avenue and Northeast Prescott Street. When the suspect ran over the strips in the stolen vehicle, three of the four tires were successfully spiked.

After the stolen vehicle being driven by the suspect slowed down considerably, officers were able to use a pursuit intervention technique to stop the suspect from continuing to elude.
Once the vehicle was stopped, the suspect exited, and ran on foot. The suspect was pursued by Portland Police Bureau's K9 and the Air Support Units. Ultimately, Officers took the suspect into custody in the 3600 block of Northeast 102nd Avenue.

It was later learned on April 5, 2020 at 10:58 p.m., this same suspect eluded East Precinct officers, which resulted in additional charges.

30 year-old Shane Michael Freda was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on charges of Attempt to Elude by Vehicle (two counts), Reckless Driving (two counts), Attempt to Elude by Foot, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, and Identity Theft.

To learn more about statistics regarding stolen vehicles visit:

This interactive report presents selected characteristics of motor vehicles reported as stolen in the Portland Police Bureau by neighborhood and the reported date of theft. These statistics differ from official motor vehicle theft counts because attempted thefts and reports with incomplete vehicle information are not included.

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