Police chase ends with rammed patrol cars, arrests
UPDATE: Driver identified as Brandon Boik, 26.
Two people were arrested Friday afternoon after police chased them in a stolen car through a Northeast Portland neighborhood. The stolen car rammed patrol cars during the pursuit.
Police have identified the driver as Brandon Boik, 26. He is charged with two counts of Assault in the Second Degree. Additional charges may be added at a later time.
The passenger, a 20-year-old female, was interviewed and released without charges.
Officers from the Traffic Division's Major Crash Team worked closely with Assault Detail detectives on this investigation.
Police have not released the names and ages of the two people in custody.
During the investigation, officers seized two handguns. Two officers received minor injuries as a result of the ramming and foot pursuit.
The incident began at about 5:18 p.m. Jan. 16, when East Precinct officers responded to a call about a suspicious person rummaging through a car and then stealing the vehicle in the 15000 block of Northeast Pacific Street. As officers were driving to the call, one officer spotted the vehicle heading west on Northeast Glisan Street. Several other officers responded and attempted to stop the vehicle on a dead end on Irving Street, just east of 128th Avenue.
The driver of the stolen car turned the car around and began ramming police cars, ultimately getting through them and speeding out of the dead end. Officers pursued the vehicle until it stopped in the 1600 block of Northeast 120th Avenue.
The driver ran from the vehicle but was caught by officers. The vehicles passenger was taken into custody.
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