Suspect Rams Deputy

August 16, 2018 – On August 16, 2018, at 2:23 a.m., a Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputy was conducting routine patrols when he observed a gray Honda Civic drive through a red light at Southwest 185th Avenue and West Baseline Road in Beaverton, nearly causing a crash. The Honda then fled at a high rate of speed.

Deputies pursued the vehicle westbound on West Baseline Road then north on Southwest 195th Avenue, ending in a residential cul-de-sac on Southwest Seminole Drive. Once there, the driver turned the sedan around and rammed a patrol vehicle head-on. The driver fled on foot through the neighborhood.

Beaverton Police Officer Wolfe and his partner, K-9 Enzo, responded and assisted deputies in searching for the driver. After a seven minute search, K-9 Enzo located the suspect hiding in bushes behind a nearby residence.

Deputies found a spring-assisted knife concealed in the suspect’s pocket. Inside the vehicle, deputies seized a handgun, methamphetamine, stolen license plates, and burglary tools. Deputies are working to locate the registered owner of the involved vehicle to determine whether it is stolen.

The suspect, 26-year-old Anthony Strohm of Hillsboro, was arrested and lodged at the Washington County Jail on the following list of charges:

Reckless driving

Recklessly endangering another person

Attempt to elude in a vehicle

Attempt to elude on foot

Attempted assault on a public safety officer

Attempted second-degree assault

Unlawful use of a weapon

Felon in possession of a firearm

Carrying a concealed weapon

Possession of methamphetamine

Possession of burglary tools

Second-degree criminal mischief

Third-degree theft (two counts)

A deputy sustained minor injuries and was discharged after being evaluated at a local hospital. The involved patrol vehicle received minor damage.

A 23-year-old female passenger in the suspect vehicle was not injured.


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