Tualatin hit-and-run driver captured by police
A car crash in Tualatin on Tuesday quickly escalated into a chase, a police car being hit, a multi-agency standoff and crisis negotiation team intervention.
The incident began around 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, when a pickup driven by Robert Schiskey, 61, of Tualatin struck another vehicle near the 19400 block of Southwest Martinazzi Avenue. Police say Schiskey fled in his pickup. Although the crash caused substantial damage to the second car, the driver was able to follow Schiskey to the 19400 block of Southwest Boones Ferry Road.
Police arrived and Schiskey again fled, investigators said. During a short pursuit, his pickup struck a pursuing police vehicle. No officers were injured.
Police chased Mr. Schiskey for about a mile to a parking lot near Southwest Martinazzi Avenue and Shenandoah Way. Schiskey would not follow commands to exit his vehicle and could not safely be taken into custody, police said.
Officers from the Tigard, Beaverton and Sherwood police departments responded as well. Police say Schiskey had barricaded himself in his vehicle. Attempts to negotiate a peaceful surrender took more than an hour and included the Washington County Tactical Negotiations Team and Crisis Negotiation Unit.
Schiskey eventually complied and exited his vehicle. He was taken into custody without incident and was not injured.
The driver of the other vehicle in the initial crash sustained minor injuries.
Schiskey was arrested and is being held at the Washington County Jail on charges of hit-and-run, driving while under the influence of intoxicants and a felony charge of eluding police.