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Driver plows through yard, hits porch

No injuries reported in crash


by: SUBMITTED PHOTO: WEST LINN POLICE DEPARTMENT - The suspect was driving a dark green Jeep Cherokee. West Linn police officers responded Sunday to a hit-and-run crash at 19960 Roan Circle that damaged a home but did not cause any injuries.

The homeowner said the suspect was alone in the vehicle and described him as a white male in his late 40s driving a late 1980s to 2000 dark green Jeep Cherokee with no license plates.

Police said the suspect drove up Hidden Springs Road, onto Roan Circle, then through the yard and landscaping, striking the house and causing extensive damage, including about 20 feet of railing and banister at the entrance of the house.

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO: WEST LINN POLICE DEPARTMENT - A composite sketch of the suspect, who is estimated to be in his late 40s.

As the homeowner was calling police, the suspect began "jockeying" his vehicle around, driving back up Hidden Springs Road. Another caller reported a short time later that a vehicle was driving down Salamo Road with smoke coming out of it.

Officers followed the trail of fluids leaking from the vehicle until the trail stopped. The suspect's vehicle should look similar to the one in the photograph, with the addition of having extensive front-end damage, a missing front bumper and no license plates with a temporary license in the rear window.

The witnesses worked with a forensic artist to produce a concept drawing of the suspect.

If you have any information, contact West Linn Police Officer Chris Thomas or Officer Larry Redler at 503-655-6214.

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