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Police nab suspects in West Linn cell phone thefts

Officers from Lake Oswego and Portland join the search after chase leads to a crash and foot pursuit in SW Portland

Lake Oswego Police helped officers from West Linn and Portland capture six suspects Wednesday evening after a chase that started at an AT&T Wireless store and ended in a Southwest Portland neighborhood.


Witnesses called 911 after three adults and three juveniles allegedly ripped cell phones from their cables and fled the store at 19062 Willamette Drive just before 5 p.m. on Wednesday. According to West Linn police, one of the suspects distracted an employee by asking if an item was in stock. As the employee began to check, the suspects grabbed the phones and fled by car into Lake Oswego, police said.

LOPD officers tried to stop the car, but the suspects instead led police on a chase that ended in a crash on Southwest Allice Street near Terwilliger Boulevard in Southwest Portland. The suspects ran from the crash, but all were captured as officers — now joined by Portland K9 teams — swarmed the area.

Nobody was injured in the pursuit and crash.

Police arrested 22-year-old Ahmad Jerome McAdory, 23-year-old Destyni Monique Winston and 18-year-old Jahlil Michael Ray; all were lodged at the Clackamas County Jail on West Linn charges of theft and attempting to elude on foot. The juveniles — a boy and two girls — were taken to the Donald E. Long Home on similar charges. The girls also are being held as runaways.

All of the suspects are from the Seattle and Olympia areas, and police said they may have been involved in recent thefts throughout the Portland metro area. They will likely face additional charges arising from the Lake Oswego pursuit and crash, police said.