Police sergeant injured in chase crash
A Portland police sergeant was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after his patrol car was struck by a stolen car Sunday afternoon in Southeast Portland.
The sergeant was not immediately identified.
The driver of the stolen car was arrested but not immediately identified. Police were searching for the passenger.
According to police, at 5:40 p.m. on Oct. 26, an East Precinct officer attempted to stop a stolen car in the parking lot of Portland Community College, located at Southeast 82nd Avenue and Division Street.
The driver of the stolen vehicle sped away from police, and, as the vehicle exited the parking lot onto Southeast Division Street at 80th Avenue, it crashed into a responding patrol car being driven by an East Precinct sergeant. The sergeant's car then hit and damaged a light pole.
The suspect vehicle traveled through a field, hit a home, and stopped against it. The suspect was arrested and several officers and a Police K-9 Unit responded to search for the passenger.
The sergeant has been transported to a Portland hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect was treated at the scene for non-life-threatening injuries.
Division Street between approximately 79th and 82nd Avenue was closed as officers process the crash scene.