Standoff closes all lanes of I-205 near Highway 500 in Vancouver for two hours

Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office deputies began pursuing the stolen semi-cab in Fairview just before 10 a.m., according to the agency.

The tractor-trailer’s owner called 911 around 9 a.m. to report he was following the vehicle in Southeast Portland. About a half hour later, the homeowner reported he was near Northeast Marine Drive and Interlachen Lane in Fairview. About 15 minutes later, officers located him in Blue Lake Park, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

Deputies attempted to use their vehicles to block the truck. Video shared by KGW-TV shows the sheriff’s office semi-ramming a pickup truck and pushing it into another before driving off. A deputy suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital to be evaluated, the sheriff’s office said.

Deputies used spike strips near Northeast Sandy Boulevard and other locations to deflate the tractor-trailer’s tires, according to the sheriff’s office.

By the time the truck reached I-205 toward Vancouver, the tractor-trailer’s front tires had disintegrated, according to the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office. The tractor-trailer eventually stopped north of Burton Road. But the driver and a passenger refused to get out of the vehicle, according to the sheriff’s office.

Officers, Vancouver police and Clark County sheriff’s deputies responded to assist Multnomah County deputies.

The two semi-occupants finally got out of the truck.

The driver was identified as Jesus “Jessie” Meza-Sanchez, 39, of Portland. Meza-Sanchez was booked into the Clark County Jail on suspicion of assault, escape, criminal mischief, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and possession of a motor vehicle. engine stolen. Meza-Sanchez will be extradited to Multnomah County. The passenger was not arrested and released, according to the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office.

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