Vancouver pursuit ends with arrest in Woodstock


Woodstock residents wondering what all the excitement was about at S.E. 54th and Harold Street on the morning of Saturday, July 8th, will be interested to learn that it was the end of a long police pursuit and the arrest of a 25-year-old suspect on a variety of felony charges.

The incident began at 7:30 am that morning in Clark County, when members of the Vancouver Police Neighborhood Response Team received information that a man wanted on numerous felony charges was believed to be at an address near the intersection of N.E. 112th Ave and N.E. 49th Street in Vancouver. He is identified as 25-year-old Jeffrey Busby, whose address is unknown. When officers arrived there, they spotted a vehicle leaving the area with the suspect inside.

As officers converged on the car and tried to initiate a traffic stop, the vehicle--a 1994 Infiniti, occupied by Busby and two women--fled from officers. One of the women was the driver of the vehicle. The car made its way onto Interstate 205, heading southbound at speeds of over 90 miles per hour.

As the vehicle continued into Oregon, Vancouver Police were replaced by officers from the Portland Police Bureau in the pursuit, which continued from I-205 to S.E. Powell Boulevard, where the vehicle turned west, then turned onto S.E. 87th Avenue. The car continued to travel at high rates of speed through mostly-residential areas.

The suspect vehicle was successfully stopped after Portland police units "pitted" the car near the intersection of 54th and S.E. Harold Street. Busby ran from the vehicle on foot, but was caught a block north, on Insley Street, and taken into custody without incident. The two women in the car were detained as well, and have been questioned by both Vancouver and Portland Police.

Busby was wanted in Washington for Vehicular Assault--in which Busby tried to run over a Vancouver Police officer. He was also wanted for several pre-existing felony warrants out of Clark County, and is wanted for questioning on some Domestic Violence assault crimes, as well as being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Additional charges were filed related to the Attempt to Elude both in Washington and in Oregon.