Oregon City police canine Mac catches man wanted for stealing car, trespassing
On Sunday afternoon, Oregon City canine officer Mac captured 22-year-old Timothy David Crawford after he allegedly stole a relative's car and was involved in a rollover crash on Central Point Road near Geiger Road.
On July 10 around 4:17 p.m., Oregon City police were dispatched to the report of a suicidal threat and domestic disturbance in the area of Allegheny Drive near Blue Ridge Drive. Witnesses reported Crawford was involved in an argument with family before stealing their car and crashing it into their house on Allegheny Drive. Witnesses reported Crawford fled the scene in the stolen car and two minutes later crashed into a nearby ditch.
Officers from Oregon City and Canby, along with deputies from Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, arrived at the crash scene. Crawford fled into a densely wooded area before police arrived and was reported to be armed with a knife.
Several officers, deputies and two police canines conducted a search for Crawford. Around 5:17 p.m., Oregon City canine Mac located Crawford in the wooded area. Police said that Crawford refused commands to surrender while armed with a large knife and hatchet.
After Mac successfully captured Crawford, he reportedly continued to fight with patrol officers for several minutes. Officers were able to disarm Crawford.
Crawford was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital and lodged in the Clackamas County Jail on $61,000 bail for alleged unauthorized use of a vehicle, failure to perform the duties of a driver when property is damaged, reckless driving, criminal mischief, resisting arrest, interfering with a law enforcement animal, carrying a concealed weapon, and an outstanding arrest warrant for criminal trespass.
Mac was not injured during the fight and is back on patrol in Oregon City.