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Two arrested after chase that blocked MAX

by: MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - Tyler WoodsPolice arrested a man and woman after a high speed chase that under up with an SUV stuck on the MAX tracks in Northeast Portland early Tuesday morning.

Tyler Woods, 23, was charged with Criminal Mischief in the First Degree, Interfering with a Peace Officer, Criminal Trespass in the First Degree, and Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree.

Ruby Tay Johnson, 30, had a warrant for Possession of Methamphetamine.

According to police, at 4:00 a.m. on Nov. 14, East Precinct officers attempted to stop a white 1993 Chevy SUV at Northeast 102nd Avenue and Weidler Street. The driver did not stop and the vehicle sped away from officers northbound on 102nd Avenue.

Officers pursued the vehicle until it was stuck on the MAX tracks at Northeast 102nd Avenue and Killingsworth Street.

A man and a woman got out of the car and ran westbound across the I-205 freeway. The woman, later identified as Johnson, was caught by officers on the west side of I-205 but the man continued to run towards the Owens Illinois Glass Plant on Northeast Glass Plant Road.

At the glass plant, the man, later identified as Woods, locked himself inside a bathroom and was eventually arrested after officers used a battering ram to open the door.

The SUV was removed from the MAX tracks after about 40 minutes.