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Tigard Police chase ends at Embassy Suites

Tigard Police have arrested a man who led police on a chase through the city on Thursday evening.

Jacob William Strickler, 32, is charged with first-degree attempted assault, attempted assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, reckless driving, reckless endangering, felony elude, two counts of hit and run and two counts of criminal mischief after he led police in a chase through the city on Thursday evening.

The chase started at about 5:15 p.m., when a Tigard Police officerattempted to pull over Stricker’s vehicle near Southwest 71st Avenue and Oak Street for a routine traffic stop, said Jim Wolf, a Tigard Police spokesman.

The driver of the vehicle initially stopped, then sped off in an attempt to elude the officer, Wolf said.

Police chased the vehicle through Tigard and parts of Metzger. At one point during the chase, Wolf said, Strickler intentionally rammed the officer’s patrol car.

Tigard Police were joined by a nearby Washington County Sheriff’s deputy, who continued to chase the car to Washington Square mall, where it crashed into another vehicle on the road.

The driver eventually stopped at Embassy Suites on Washington Square Road. Strickler allegedly tried to run inside the hotel, but was apprehended by Tigard Police and a Washington County Sheriff’s deputy.

He was arrested after a brief struggle, Wolf said.

Wolf said that Strickler had two arrest warrants stemming from weapons and drug charges in Douglas County.

No one was injured during the chase or apprehension, Wolf said.

He was lodged in the Washington County Jail.

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