Late Wednesday night, Milwaukie Police responded to a report of illegal fireworks at Aldenwald Elementary School. An office approached a suspicious car and the driver took off. The vehicle sped away, but turned into a dead-end cul-de-sac near the east side of the school. When the officer pulled in behind the vehicle, the driver turned and twice rammed the front of the patrol car head-on while trying to elude.
The pursuit continued toward SE 79th and SE Luther where the vehicle once again turned onto a dead-end street. Clackamas County deputies were arriving in the area to assist in the pursuit. A Clackamas County patrol unit was also struck by the suspect driver.
Portland Police Bureau and PPB transit officers also assisted in the pursuit. A PIT maneuver successfully ended the pursuit near SE 84th and SE Beibe in Portland. Three occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody. The driver and the passengers in the vehicle were all juveniles.
The 17-year old driver was transported to a local hospital for minor injuries that resulted from the incident. The two juvenile passengers were released to legal guardians. A criminal complaint will be forwarded to the District Attorney's Office. The incident is still under investigation.
One Milwaukie patrol car and one Clackamas County patrol car sustained damage when rammed by the suspect vehicle.