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Cops nab robber after car chase

Pursuit from 181st to northeast Portland


According to Gresham police, a robbery suspect caught in the act was arrested after a car chase from 181st Avenue to Interstate 5 in northeast Portland.

by: CONTRIBUTED: MULTNOMAH COUNTY  - Nicholas JohnsonAt 11:04 p.m. June 23, Gresham Police were dispatched to Richard's Deli & Pub in the 1400 block of Northeast 181st Avenue after witnesses called 911 to report a robbery in progress.

During the robbery, a weapon was implied and an undisclosed amount of money was taken by the suspect who was driving off just as police arrived, who then gave chase, according to a press release from Gresham police.

With the help of Portland police and Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, the pursuit was brought to a safe conclusion on Interstate 5 northbound in northeast Portland near the Broadway exit, the press release states. There were no reported injuries.

Police arrested the suspect, Nicholas Eugene Johnson, 48, of Gresham, and transported him to Gresham police department to be interviewed. Charges are pending and Gresham Police do not believe there are any suspects outstanding.

“The Gresham Police Department would like to thank everyone who helped in the apprehension of suspect and the safe ending to this pursuit,” the press release stated.




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