Man arrested following car theft
A man with a two-month-old gunshot wound was arrested by West Linn police at 8 a.m. Thursday and charged with breaking into a car in Lake Oswego and eluding police, officers said.
West Linn officers began to follow a stolen blue and silver Ford pickup truck south on Highway 43 around 8 a.m. last Thursday after receiving a report that the driver was seen breaking into a car at George Rogers Park in Lake Oswego, police said.
West Linn Officer John Satter said he signaled the driver to stop, using his emergency lights and siren, but the driver fled.
The pursuit continued down Highway 43, in front of the West Linn Police Department and then onto the old Oregon City bridge, where the suspect was stopped by traffic, police said.
The driver was ordered out of the vehicle by Satter and several other officers at gunpoint, police said.
The driver was identified as Mark Leantoine Enciso, 39, of Woodburn.
During his arrest, Enciso told officers he had a gunshot wound in the area of his abdomen from a prior conflict in Woodburn and was still in some pain.
He was lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on charges of attempting to elude, unauthorized use of a vehicle and reckless driving.
Lake Oswego police plan to file charges regarding the theft from the vehicle in the park.
The property stolen from the vehicle in Lake Oswego was recovered and, after processing, returned to its rightful owner, according to West Linn Sgt. Neil Hennelly.
No one was injured, and no property was damaged during the pursuit.
Story provided by FOX News, partner to the Pamplin Media Group, with input from Lake Oswego Review reporter Lee van der Voo and West Linn Tidings reporter Jim Hart.