Clackamas County sheriff's deputies recovered a stolen car and arrested two people in Boring after a short pursuit that all began with an unworn seatbelt.
At about 10:50 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28, a deputy noticed that the driver of a white 1999 Volkswagen Passat was not wearing a seatbelt and tried to pull over the car near Highway 212 and 26, said Sgt. Adam Phillips, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office spokesman.
The driver immediately sped off, tried to elude the deputy and pulled into a driveway near Southeast Waybill Road and Orient Drive.
Then the driver and both passengers tried to run away through the yard and into the surrounding area.
The deputy discovered that the car was stolen out of Southeast Portland on Dec. 12.
Deputies from Clackamas County, Multnomah County and officers from the Sandy Police Department, with help from a Clackamas County police dog, searched the area and found the driver and one passenger. The other passenger remains at large.
The driver, Trevor A. Freauff, 22, of Clackamas, reportedly refused to follow officer's commands and was bitten by the dog. He was treated for dog bite wounds at a local hospital and booked into the Clackamas County Jail, where he's being held on $82,500 bail on three counts of recklessly endangering another person, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, reckless driving, two count of attempt to elude a police officer, being an ex-con in possession of a firearm and violating his parole on an unspecified crime.
The passenger, Joshua N. Biggs, 25, of Portland, is being held on $26,000 bail at the Clackamas County Jail on allegations of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, attempt to elude a police officer and third-degree theft.
Deputies are still looking for the second passenger. He has been tentatively identified as Christopher Allen Freauff, 27, of Clackamas. Freauff is a 5-foot-11-inch tall Caucasian male with a thin build, brown hair and was wearing all dark clothing.
Anyone who sees him should call 911.